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Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

Thursday June 24th, 1999

The animation contest is now underway.

It will continue until Thursday, July 1 at 5:00pm EDT (The closing time has been moved back to accomodate the huge response we got from the notice on Slashdot yesterday. It may need to be moved again slightly). Click on "Contest Vote!" on the navbar to go to the survey page. You *must* be a member to vote in the survey, and each member gets only one vote. Click here to go to the members page, or click "members" on the toolbar at right.

Please refrain from discussing the status of the vote and your opinion of the choices in talkback. We want the vote to be as fair as possible.


#26 Re:Mozilla Animation Contest Vote!!!

by sdm

Sunday June 27th, 1999 3:32 PM

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Normalizing scores is a basic statistical method - I don't think you will be able to refute that method in this forum. Read a stats manual or two for more information.

The tendency to score alternatives towards the middle of the scale is a common problem, and the problem gets worse as the number of alternatives increases (in this case, 20). Another common confound is order effects. A better design would have been to randomize the order of animations. But, since this is a non-scientific ad hoc poll, that fact should be taken into account when interpretting the results - I'm sure the mozilla admins where not planning to do significance testing to determine the winner.