Goddess of Potholes and Puddles (smeddley) wrote in basic_icontest,
Goddess of Potholes and Puddles
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VOTING ISSUES

There were some problems with the last poll. Some icons weren't showing up reliably and there was (terribly sorry!) an icon left out of the voting. I have deleted the poll and will re-post for re-voting later today.

However, I have some questions about how you would like me to post the voting from here on out.

How would you like to have the voting table created?

Use the given URLs - pull the icons from where the submitter has them posted.
10(62.5%)
Copy all icons to hard drive, upload them all to a single photo hosting service.
5(31.2%)
Combine the icons into one graphic in Photoshop, post that.
1(6.2%)


Option 1 means I'll be using your bandwidth, but arguably keeps the icon as 'clean' as possible, avoiding any degradation be copying, saving, etc. The down side is that some photo hosting places show up more reliably than others, so you might be taking the chance that people won't see your icon but will vote for the ones they can see.

Option 2 is the most likely to create errors like icons being left out, because of the amount of copying and pasting that has to be done. Also, (and this is not your fault!) the icon names aren't exactly numerical so it can be hard to make sure I have them all. My mistake entirely, but one I can see happening, especially with 20+ submissions.

Option 3 will nix animated icons, also there are quality issues (though I would save it in the highest quality format once they were all put together), but it does have the greatest 'fairness' in that they'd all show up, or none. Also, if it were a single picture I could easily upload it to my LJ scrapbook, increasing the reliability of the picture showing for everyone (like at work they block certain images from some hosting services, especially if it's in a 'folder' or 'personal file').

If you chose options 2 or 3 please leave me a comment as to which hosting service (and/or image type) you think is preferable.

And be on the lookout for a new poll tonight! I'm terribly, terribly sorry about the re-vote, but it's only fair and I hope y'all will re-cast. Also, if you voted before, let me know what you thought about the drop-down box option. Yeah, Nay, there are better ways? If you didn't vote, did the style of the poll keep you from doing so?
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