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Revamping the BOTM process

Discussion in 'Suggestions and Voting Archive' started by SFG75, Jul 25, 2010.

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Should we have a "quota" for the BOTM picks?

Poll closed May 21, 2012.
  1. Yes-One book must be non-fiction

    42.1%
  2. Yes-One book must be sci-fi or horror

    47.4%
  3. Yes-One book must be historical fiction

    26.3%
  4. No-Keep things as they are with member suggestions

    26.3%
  5. Yes-One book must be Mystery

    26.3%
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  1. SFG75

    SFG75 Well-Known Member

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    As you may know, this one isn't one of them. Could we just agree that all BOTM polls will be open polls? Just say it will be and let it be done.
     
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    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

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    I think that is a request best handled by Libra or Landslide.
     
  3. brk_3

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    I haven't been here (a member) to long and never really looked into BAR's book of the month thread. But looking at it, it looks like a cool idea and I think some diversity in genres would be the way to go. Maybe more members would participate if more genres were represented.

    I voted A,B,C and E
    I would've voted for Stewart but... ahh nevermind
     
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    I like the idea of both making a non-fiction and a sci-fi/horror/fantasy book picked. I think there are a lot more sci-fi/horror/fantasy fans then most think. And I think that non-fiction is overlooked. It is literature after all. (It would also force me to read more of it.) Having diversity, as mentioned by brk_3 is a good thing. I read all types of genres.

    I must admit though, like sparkchaser said, I would tend to be good with books I already have. If it's not a book I'm interested in, I would just pass on it.

    I haven't paid enough attention to the book club before. Do you make a choice well in advance? Just wondering how long one would have to obtain the book. If it's a good month in advance, it would give those of us that don't have the book time to get our hands on a copy.
     
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    The problem I have with this is that I don't want whoever voted and not participated, being scolded afterwards.
    It will be appreciated though,if someone votes,to participate even though their pick doesn't win.



    lol



    Yes,we try at least to.We ote and make suggestions.:D
     
  6. Landslide

    Landslide Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry but I don't get how this would be done. Would everyone have to suggest one book by each genre? And if so, would we still be using the "I second a book" to get to the 10 limit for the poll?
     
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    I think if something like this is done,everyone who votes has to commit to participate ven though their book doesn't win.:D
     
  8. SFG75

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    Members wouldn't have to suggest a book for every genre. To me, I think the best option might be to start with the one or two selective genre choices first: "Hey, who wants to nominate a horror book for this thread? After a few posts or none at all, you would move on to the next genre; if that is what is agreed upon here, or you will then open up the rest of the slots for any and all suggestions.
     
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    Landslide Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, for sure
    Ok, so it would be like themed months?
     
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    Not exactly. Once again, you just call for suggestions for one or two categories. After that, then you say, "O.k., we need 8 more selections, any genre by ay author...." and you're off to the races. So you might have two specific genres and then the other 8 books up for suggestion can be chosen just like we do now. All it takes is for a poll to be changed with new selections and life is good.
     
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    So, more than one book a month? And people just choose which one they're interested in reading after they've been picked by a poll?
     
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    The choices in a poll should be less than 8 in my opinion cause votes will be spread out.
     
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    Not a problem chief, five picks, two have to be of a certain category.
     
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    Sounds good,even more than 2?





    How's you like my avatar?

    :lol:
     
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    I worked with someone who called everyone "chief." Kind of wears on ya after awhile.:lol:
     
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    Oh good, there seems to be an agreement.

    Way to go, chiefs.
     
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    I love the BOTM on BAR and when I first joined I immediately started borrowing some of the previous months BOTM winners.

    My only problem comes down to my reliance on a book's availability at my library.

    Other than that, my only other "issue" is with my reading speed. This generally means I prefer books with less than 600 pages. This cutoff has increased from 400 since I joined BAR, so maybe in a few more years, I could even tackle War And Peace or Les Miserables!

    As for genres/non-fiction etc, I love diversity in my reading so I say bring it on!
     
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    I am with you! That's why Brothers Karamazov are 3 months!:lol:
     
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    I was thinking we put SFG's idea to use:
    one non-fiction
    one sci-fi or horror,fantasy
    one Mystery
    for Ocober,November ,December.

    What say you?
     
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    That's ok with me. So what's the next step?
     

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