IF Comp 2015 Notice to Judges

Dear IFComp voter:

Thank you very much for helping to judge the 2015 IFComp! I have discovered a problem with the software behind the ballot, and I’d like your help in confirming that your votes look like you expect.

Thanks to the observant efforts of two judges (who I won’t name here, since ratings are publicly anonymous), I’ve discovered that the ballot has been quietly ignoring ratings of “1" (and only “1”) since late October. Today, to the best of my knowledge, I have isolated and repaired this problem.

So: If you have given a rating of “1” to any of this year’s games, please revisit the ballot page to confirm that these ratings are present. If they are not, please re-cast them. If you wish, you may then reload the page to confirm that they “stick”.

The ballot page will remain open for your examination until 11:59 PM Eastern time on Sunday, November 15, per the usual competition schedule. Naturally, all judges may feel free to visit the ballot page and double-check the numbers there no matter what ratings they have cast so far.

I apologize for this inconvenience. I very much appreciate your helping to rate the competition entries this year, and I thank you for your further help in making sure that your registered votes match your expectations.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about this, or any other aspect of the comp.

Jason McIntosh


I certainly hope this doesn’t imply to some people that they need to go to the ballot and change all the zeros to ones.

IDK I’m not an if comp official. You better ask Jason.

Did authors get an email like this?

I think everyone did.