Prelims I-2 - 2 February

Nominations and other events occurring before the Main Tournament
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Re: Prelims I-2 - 2 February

Post by sirwence » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:35 am

Hmm some very different views on when you should/shouldn't abstain - I would say if you're either very very VERY torn and can't make up your mind abstain or if you dont have any real knowledge you might want to or if you just plain don't care you could. Though overall usually I prefer to vote then to abstain
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Re: Prelims I-2 - 2 February

Post by Chocola » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:49 am

I abstain when it's 2-3 characters I don't particularly like/know. If I like two characters, no matter how much I don't want to decide between them, I will.
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Re: Prelims I-2 - 2 February

Post by ithekro » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:55 am

I only abstain when I don't like either character to the point I won't vote for them...which is rather rare. If it is two or more I like I let Fate decide (or Chance perhaps, because Fate wants Nanoha to win).
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Re: Prelims I-2 - 2 February

Post by Cassiopeia » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:56 am

I also abstain when I do not like the characters in the arena or if I do not have much knowledge about any characters. I do not want to just blind vote which could alter the results..
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Re: Prelims I-2 - 2 February

Post by chaosprophet » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:16 am

Well if i like two characters about the same, I may abstain. But as the current phase is matches with 3 charas each, I would rather vote for one than taking the chance of both losing.
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Re: Prelims I-2 - 2 February

Post by sirwence » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:17 am

chaosprophet wrote:Well if i like two characters about the same, I may abstain. But as the current phase is matches with 3 charas each, I would rather vote for one than taking the chance of both losing.
That is certainly a fair point
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Re: Prelims I-2 - 2 February

Post by Ahasuerus » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:26 am

Well, the most important thing is to enjoy yourselves and the contests. But I figure that the pictures are there for help in deciding; it's sorta difficult to be able to know every single contestant! And so for the girls I don't know, I like to use the pics as "snapshots" and decide whether she matches my definitions of what is moe to me. It's either that or catch YouTube snippets, which I've done in the past but don't have time for this year.

And the more votes the girls get, the more you help them advance in the tourney, and they may need those votes down the line. Naturally, if you dislike all three, you'd abstain. I haven't come to that yet, but can always find one of them to be moe. To me, this isn't about whether you like or dislike, or who is the more popular; it's about which girl is simply more moe.

But it's been interesting reading the reasons why people abstain, so thanks :bigsmile:
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Re: Prelims I-2 - 2 February

Post by Voltorn » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:22 am

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Re: Prelims I-2 - 2 February

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ARENA 20-Sanzen'in NagiLouise VallièreFujibayashi Ryō
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Re: Prelims I-2 - 2 February

Post by sovietmisaki » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:35 am

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ARENA 02-Saginomiya IsumiEvangeline A.K. McDowellHanato Kobato
ARENA 03-Tsukamoto YakumoHaibara AiIkeda Kana
ARENA 04-SuiseisekiNogizaka HarukaAizawa Sakuya
ARENA 05-Index Librorum ProhibitorumHanekawa TsubasaFurude Rika
ARENA 06-Akashiya MokaHoshina UtauMizunashi Akari
ARENA 07-Akaba ChizuruKawashima AmiSegawa Izumi
ARENA 08-Kataoka YūkiAlice CarrollShirai Kuroko
ARENA 09-Sawatari MakotoFurude HanyūHinamori Amu
ARENA 10-ShinkuMiyanaga SakiMinase Nayuki
ARENA 11-Amamiya YūkoSheryl NomeSaten Ruiko
ARENA 12-Teletha TestarossaSonozaki MionMinami Kana
ARENA 13-Misaka MikotoTōyoko MomokoIsurugi Noe
ARENA 14-Minami ChiakiMisaka ShioriUshiromiya Ange
ARENA 15-Katagiri YūhiIllyasviel von EinzbernAyanami Rei
ARENA 16-Kotegawa YuiAkiyama MioKawasumi Mai
ARENA 17-Uiharu KazariRyōgi ShikiYuno
ARENA 18-Felli LossSenō NatsuruIchinose Kotomi
ARENA 19-Sawachika EriSenjōgahara HitagiKamio Misuzu
ARENA 20-Sanzen'in NagiLouise VallièreFujibayashi Ryō
ARENA 21-Winry RockbellSōryū Asuka LangleyKotobuki Tsumugi
ARENA 22-HinaichigoShiina MafuyuKurata Sayuri
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ARENA 24-Kusakabe MisuzuSonozaki ShionMaria
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ARENA 26-Hiiragi TsukasaRyūgū RenaLisa
ARENA 27-Kirishima AkariShindō ChihiroAlice
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Re: Prelims I-2 - 2 February

Post by Team Rocket Elite » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:46 am

It's also worth considering which characters you like might end up in a close match and need your vote more. If the character you like most is clearly going to take 1st or clearly will be left in the dust and take 3rd, it's worth consdering voting for your second favorite so they have a better chance at reaching 1st or 2nd place.
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Re: Prelims I-2 - 2 February

Post by Bastion » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:50 am

Team Rocket Elite wrote:It's also worth considering which characters you like might end up in a close match and need your vote more. If the character you like most is clearly going to take 1st or clearly will be left in the dust and take 3rd, it's worth consdering voting for your second favorite so they have a better chance at reaching 1st or 2nd place.
Sometimes I vote against who I believe will win when I don't particularly care of the winner, just to make the competition that little bit more exciting.
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Re: Prelims I-2 - 2 February

Post by sirwence » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:50 am

In a sense thats why I voted for Louise over Nagi - I support Nagi (HnG) slightly more than Louise But I would like to try and get Louise second place as - I do not think she will be beating Nagi - Sort of along the same lines I suppose.
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Re: Prelims I-2 - 2 February

Post by gaffer7 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:09 am

ARENA 01-Shiina MinatsuKinomoto SakuraOshino Shinobu
ARENA 02-Saginomiya IsumiEvangeline A.K. McDowellHanato Kobato
ARENA 03-Tsukamoto YakumoHaibara AiIkeda Kana
ARENA 04-SuiseisekiNogizaka HarukaAizawa Sakuya
ARENA 05-Index Librorum ProhibitorumHanekawa TsubasaFurude Rika
ARENA 06-Akashiya MokaHoshina UtauMizunashi Akari
ARENA 07-Akaba ChizuruKawashima AmiSegawa Izumi
ARENA 08-Kataoka YūkiAlice CarrollShirai Kuroko
ARENA 09-Sawatari MakotoFurude HanyūHinamori Amu
ARENA 10-ShinkuMiyanaga SakiMinase Nayuki
ARENA 11-Amamiya YūkoSheryl NomeSaten Ruiko
ARENA 12-Teletha TestarossaSonozaki MionMinami Kana
ARENA 13-Misaka MikotoTōyoko MomokoIsurugi Noe
ARENA 14-Minami ChiakiMisaka ShioriUshiromiya Ange
ARENA 15-Katagiri YūhiIllyasviel von EinzbernAyanami Rei
ARENA 16AbsKotegawa YuiAkiyama MioKawasumi Mai
ARENA 17-Uiharu KazariRyōgi ShikiYuno
ARENA 18-Felli LossSenō NatsuruIchinose Kotomi
ARENA 19-Sawachika EriSenjōgahara HitagiKamio Misuzu
ARENA 20-Sanzen'in NagiLouise VallièreFujibayashi Ryō
ARENA 21-Winry RockbellSōryū Asuka LangleyKotobuki Tsumugi
ARENA 22-HinaichigoShiina MafuyuKurata Sayuri
ARENA 23AbsSangō ShizukuTakei HisaLambdadelta
ARENA 24-Kusakabe MisuzuSonozaki ShionMaria
ARENA 25-NicheSakurano KurimuBernkastel
ARENA 26-Hiiragi TsukasaRyūgū RenaLisa
ARENA 27-Kirishima AkariShindō ChihiroAlice
ARENA 28-ChiiSuigintouYin
ARENA 29-SaberTainaka RitsuNagi
ARENA 30-Tsukimiya AyuRanka LeeFurukawa Nagisa
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Re: Prelims I-2 - 2 February

Post by Last Sinner » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:30 am

I make a point of voting for the character I like the most/is most moe to me out of the three. But if I genuinely don't like all 3, I abstain. I guess the matchups in Round 1 allowed me to fill every arena but not this time. *shrug* I can't give votes to characters I know nothing or don't care about. And I don't believe in hate voting.
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Re: Prelims I-2 - 2 February

Post by Umi » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:40 am

ARENA 01-Shiina MinatsuKinomoto SakuraOshino Shinobu
ARENA 02-Saginomiya IsumiEvangeline A.K. McDowellHanato Kobato
ARENA 03-Tsukamoto YakumoHaibara AiIkeda Kana
ARENA 04-SuiseisekiNogizaka HarukaAizawa Sakuya
ARENA 05-Index Librorum ProhibitorumHanekawa TsubasaFurude Rika
ARENA 06-Akashiya MokaHoshina UtauMizunashi Akari
ARENA 07-Akaba ChizuruKawashima AmiSegawa Izumi
ARENA 08-Kataoka YūkiAlice CarrollShirai Kuroko
ARENA 09-Sawatari MakotoFurude HanyūHinamori Amu
ARENA 10-ShinkuMiyanaga SakiMinase Nayuki
ARENA 11-Amamiya YūkoSheryl NomeSaten Ruiko
ARENA 12-Teletha TestarossaSonozaki MionMinami Kana
ARENA 13-Misaka MikotoTōyoko MomokoIsurugi Noe
ARENA 14-Minami ChiakiMisaka ShioriUshiromiya Ange
ARENA 15-Katagiri YūhiIllyasviel von EinzbernAyanami Rei
ARENA 16-Kotegawa YuiAkiyama MioKawasumi Mai
ARENA 17-Uiharu KazariRyōgi ShikiYuno
ARENA 18-Felli LossSenō NatsuruIchinose Kotomi
ARENA 19-Sawachika EriSenjōgahara HitagiKamio Misuzu
ARENA 20-Sanzen'in NagiLouise VallièreFujibayashi Ryō
ARENA 21-Winry RockbellSōryū Asuka LangleyKotobuki Tsumugi
ARENA 22-HinaichigoShiina MafuyuKurata Sayuri
ARENA 23-Sangō ShizukuTakei HisaLambdadelta
ARENA 24-Kusakabe MisuzuSonozaki ShionMaria
ARENA 25-NicheSakurano KurimuBernkastel
ARENA 26-Hiiragi TsukasaRyūgū RenaLisa
ARENA 27-Kirishima AkariShindō ChihiroAlice
ARENA 28-ChiiSuigintouYin
ARENA 29-SaberTainaka RitsuNagi
ARENA 30-Tsukimiya AyuRanka LeeFurukawa Nagisa
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Re: Prelims I-2 - 2 February

Post by Voltorn » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:44 am

sirwence wrote:In a sense thats why I voted for Louise over Nagi - I support Nagi (HnG) slightly more than Louise But I would like to try and get Louise second place as - I do not think she will be beating Nagi - Sort of along the same lines I suppose.
well...
if everybody thinks that way..., it'll be bad...
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Re: Prelims I-2 - 2 February

Post by Team Rocket Elite » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:49 am

Voltorn wrote:
sirwence wrote:In a sense thats why I voted for Louise over Nagi - I support Nagi (HnG) slightly more than Louise But I would like to try and get Louise second place as - I do not think she will be beating Nagi - Sort of along the same lines I suppose.
well...
if everybody thinks that way..., it'll be bad...
Although possible, it's an extremely unlikely thing to occur. It wouldn't change the fact that your vote is much more likely to matter if you vote for a character that has similar strength to another character than a character is is obviously first or last.
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Re: Prelims I-2 - 2 February

Post by Ahasuerus » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:30 am

I dunno... I find it difficult to NOT vote for a girl even if she's sure to finish last, like Chihiro or Yuuko; as long as she's the most moe of the three to me is really all that matters.

Although this year I'm going to loosen up and vote for a "favorite" over a "most moe" since everybody else seems to (to say the least); like Shiki (not so moe) over say Tsukasa (lotsa moe). Since this IS a moe contest, I felt "guilty" about doing that in past ISMLs, but this year screw it :lol: But old habits die hard... :cooltongue:
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Re: Prelims I-2 - 2 February

Post by chaosprophet » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:42 am

Ahasuerus wrote:I dunno... I find it difficult to NOT vote for a girl even if she's sure to finish last, like Chihiro or Yuuko; as long as she's the most moe of the three to me is really all that matters.

Although this year I'm going to loosen up and vote for a "favorite" over a "most moe" since everybody else seems to (to say the least); like Shiki (not so moe) over say Tsukasa (lotsa moe). Since this IS a moe contest, I felt "guilty" about doing that in past ISMLs, but this year screw it :lol: But old habits die hard... :cooltongue:
For some people Shiki may be very moe, while Tsukasa can be not so moe. I'm not much into moe in any of the two, but at least feels a bit more moe from Shiki than Tsukasa. Each person have their own moe, differents things that makes them feel moe from a character. And, all in all, moe is a likeable feeling, so "moe" and "like" can't be totally separated either.
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