Voting Procedure - Icon Ballot!

Periodically, PlayDip refreshes the standard set of army/fleet icons used on its map. This subforum is where you can discuss and vote for the icon sets the site will use.

Voting Procedure - Icon Ballot!

Postby rick.leeds » 19 Apr 2015, 10:02

Following discussions about possible changes to the icons for units used in games, SaltySailor has now put together the candidates for your perusal.

There are six groups of icons and each group will have its own thread. Salty will create the threads and polls shortly.

The groups are:
- Group 1: Ancient Warfare (4 army icons and 4 fleet icons);
- Group 2: Pre-Modern Warfare (4 army and 2 fleet);
- Group 3: World War I (4 army and 2 fleet);
- Group 4: World War II (4 army and 3 fleet);
- Group 5: Legacy Icon Set (4 options which pair armies and fleets);
- Group 6: Fantasy Icon Set (4 options which pair armies and fleets).

When the process is over we will have 6 sets of icons. Each set will be available for use in any game. (We'll decide about the default set of icons after the process is complete.)

In Groups 1-4, you can vote for any army icon and any fleet icon. There are no established pairings.

In Groups 5 & 6, the icons for the army and the fleet have been paired so that you are voting for a set of icons.

This will ensure that we have a sets of icons which generally fit in with the map eras (if you want to use them with set maps/variants) and sets which are non-specific.

You can vote for any icons you like in any group. For instance, in Group 1 you may like 2 of the army icons and 1 of the fleets; in Group 2 you may not be bothered by what army icons are used but think one fleet is better than the other; in Group 5 you could vote for two sets.

However, each group will produce one set of icons that we will use; for instance, we won't be using two sets of icons from the Fantasy group even if both sets win more votes than a set from Group 4. Each ballot thread stands separate to the others.

You are not obliged to vote in all threads - indeed, you're not obliged to vote at all!

NB1: If instructions differ in the ballot threads from here, follow the instructions in the ballot threads.
NB2: This is a closed procedure - we won't be adding any other icons to the list of candidates, sorry. That way lies madness :shock:
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Re: Voting Procedure - Icon Ballot!

Postby SaltySailor » 19 Apr 2015, 14:35

Thanks Rick. Voting is now open for all Groups. See below for a projected "Close of Voting". We'll watch to see when voting drops off and maybe put out a last call for votes then.

Group 1 - Ancient Warfare Icons http://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=733&t=49016

Group 2 - Pre-Modern Warfare Icons http://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=733&t=49018

Group 3 - World War 1 Icons http://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=733&t=49020

Group 4 - World War 2 Icons http://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=733&t=49021

Group 5 - Legacy Icon Sets http://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=733&t=49022

Group 6 - Fantasy Icon Sets http://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=733&t=49023
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Re: Voting Procedure - Icon Ballot!

Postby Alman » 20 Apr 2015, 16:42

Thanks for all this work Salty. It is appreciated!
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Re: Voting Procedure - Icon Ballot!

Postby SaltySailor » 24 Apr 2015, 15:30

Voting has been strong for the icons since it began April 19th. We had approximately 100 members voting in the first 2 days, and by day 5, climbing to about 144 members.

There's some interesting races shaping up in the sprint to the wire. None closer than in the Legacy Group, where the Original PlayDip icons have been in a virtual dead heat with the Stars & Anchors since the beginning. Currently 1 vote separates them.

The Delusional... err, I mean Fantasy Group has spurred some spirited discussion. The past couple of days has seen voting for the Dino/Shark spike, pulling it ahead of the Toy Soldier & Rubber Ducky, but still less than half the vote total of the Griffin/Sea Monster. We'll see what the coming few days holds for the cold-blooded duo.

We'll watch the voting rates, but it can be expected that the polls may close Monday, April 27. This gives you all plenty of time to get out there and vote for your favorite icons if you haven't already.

Watch here for a final call for votes, 24 hours before the close of voting.
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Re: Voting Procedure - Icon Ballot!

Postby -Gambit- » 24 Apr 2015, 17:47

Just curious, whats the tie procedures?
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Re: Voting Procedure - Icon Ballot!

Postby Nightwind » 24 Apr 2015, 22:07

-Gambit- wrote:Just curious, whats the tie procedures?

In the event of a tie, the tied icons will all be replaced with Dinosaurs & Sharks. :P
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Re: Voting Procedure - Icon Ballot!

Postby SaltySailor » 26 Apr 2015, 12:10

Voting has been fast and furious, but it's time to wind it up...

Polls are now closed. Thank you all for your input. 1565 votes were cast across 6 groups of icons

You can see the winners here... http://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=733&t=49115
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