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Naomi Price
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re: Plight of the Tester
Naomi Price   2/1/2012 2:22:29 PM
I really enjoy it too -- I still find it hard to believe that part of my job is looking through Daniel's latest batch of cartoons and deciding which to use each month! I'll talk to our Web developers and see if they can put in some sort of voting buttons. They are, of course, very busy folk and I would wager it will take time to get up and running. In the mean time, do others agree with David that it would be nice to have more voting choices rather than our usual top 5?

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re: Plight of the Tester
Mxv   1/27/2012 11:12:15 PM
Hi Naomi, I agree with David. A Facebook like 'like' button would be useful. There's probably some open source javascript out there for this purpose. BTW, this is probably one of the most popular pages on the site. Kudos to you and EEtimes for bringing some levity to our busy lives.

David Ashton
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re: Plight of the Tester
David Ashton   1/26/2012 11:10:08 PM
Naomi, while I agree with some of the criticism, I think some of it has been a bit toooo testy. Not eveyone has the same sense of humour (thank God, else I probably wouldn't have Monty Python and Fawlty Towers ;-) Obviously getting everyone to vote on ALL the captions would entail a fair bit of programming effort. And the earlier captions would likely get a lot more votes than the later ones. But assuming you could get the programmers to put a "Vote for ME!" button by the side of every caption, AND come up with a mechanism to ensure anyone only votes once, maybe you could cut off new captions on say the 25th of the month, then stick the voting buttons on and let the readers do the rest. Tall order, I know. If that's in the too-hard basket, maybe a few more captions every month (say the judges top 20% of them) should be offered to give readers more likelihood of their favourite being in the running.... Bottom line: you can't please all the people all the time. But you're doing OK, the captions usually far outstrip the comments on other articles!

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