Tuesday, February 20, 2007

2007 Mellies?

Hey, Leaguers. Last year I think I got a little overambitious as far as The Mellies went. We had tons of questions, about 4X the number of respondents I'd expected, and I spent an insane amount of time putting the whole thing back together. Basically, by the end, I swore I'd never do it again.

Instead of abandoning the Mellies, I'm looking for interest levels to see if I should run this again.

How did you feel the last round went?

If we did it, would you participate?

Would you be willing to place your answers in the comments section rather than have me assemble everyone's responses?

It's in your hands, Leaguers. Tell me what you want.

17 comments:

Natalie said...

I'm in! I'm in!

T.S.T. said...

(1) I liked participating in last year's round (insofar as my retarded pop consciousness was able to answer questions about goings-on in that big, flashy world out there).

(2) Yes.

(3) Yes.

What do I want? The 2007 Mellies, that's what.

mcsteans said...

I think I am legally bound to participate.

The comments section is a good idea. I saw how much of a hastle assembling responses was for you last year.

RHPT said...

I think part of the problem is that your questions are so open-ended. It encourages people to write short dissertations.

The League said...

The open-ended questions are purely intentional. I do want for people to write.

If this is a problem, it would be good to know prior to getting the ball rolling.

T.S.T. said...

I like dissertations.

Having said that, I can be brief too. You could always do multiple-choice, as well . . . .

RHPT said...

A forum would be a good way to post your answers, rather than having Ryan compile or doing it in the comments, which have a character limit, me thinks.

Anonymous said...

Well, I think the best solution would be to do a Melly Question a Week. Posting in the comments is cool, but part of the fun was having you organize them together and comment yourself, rather than letting us see them as they are submitted. Maybe if you do one question a week, it might be easier?

Steven G. Harms said...

I'm tempted to volunteer to help program the mellies' source code....


...but....lemme think about it...

RHPT said...

Steven

Could you host a vBulletin installation that we could just use for the Mellies?

Anonymous said...

I'm in.

Didn't we submit it through email ? Can't you do just a little cut and paste ? Certainly that can't be too bad.

The League is resourceful and will find a way. Might I suggest outsourcing to Maylasian children ?
Peabo

Maxwell said...

I'm in if you do it. I'm happy to participate in any way that makes the process easier. I don't think we should do multiple choice though, that does tend to take the fun out of it.

Jill said...

I'm in, too.

Nathan said...

I am in so deep I'm far out!

knsaxvya!!!!

Anonymous said...

I too am in. I've had an eventful 2007 already. - Howard K. Stern

Ryan said...

I think you've got to bring it.

Denise said...

Bring joy to the lives of your readers.
Bring back The Mellies.