a geek in such the wrong way (haldoor) wrote in 1_million_words,
a geek in such the wrong way

Beginning the tot up...

This is a quick update on where I'm at with replies to this year's August Rush planning post, and a couple of questions.

Firstly, I've had a good number of suggestions, so thank you to everyone! All of you gave me lots of choices, which is great, because I want to be able to offer a good selection when it comes to voting on which four or five we'll feature for August Rush. I also want to thank those of you who offered me links for some good high-def and/or screencaps in some of the fandoms. That is awesome!

And special thanks to hiddlepinebatch, who has offered to help out with August Rush this year - THANK YOU! I'm going to take you up on that offer, so please email me at haldoor42 at yahoo dot com dot au and I'll be in touch to discuss things. I believe August Rush last year was when you joined us initially, and I'm thrilled to be able to celebrate your anniversary with us by having you help with this challenge - I hope you won't regret it! ;-)

Now, on the suggestions front, I have cut out any fandoms where we didn't have at least two people interested, although it's not too late to get your comments in if you haven't already - go here to tell me which fandoms you would enter the challenge for. I'll leave it open until Sunday night in case more of you want a say at this point. If you give me a fandom where at least one other person showed an interest, I'll add that to the current voting list.

Now, I have a couple of questions for you:

1. I had a couple of people suggest 'Stargate' while others suggested SG1 and SGA respectively. I have enough people interested in both to add each as a separate fandom for the poll; are you guys happy to keep them separate, which would mean we'd probably only cover one or the other this year (though we could definitely cover the other next year) just so that we have a good range of types of show to include as many people as possible, or do you prefer the two combined where we just call it 'Stargate' overall? The downside to this is that some days the pics may not suit people who only follow one of them, so let me know what you think.

2. hiddlepinebatch, you suggested 'Sherlock Holmes' and I wasn't sure if this means something other than the BBC Sherlock featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, but going by your user name... I'm thinking it probably is one and the same. Let me know if not; same goes for anyone who else who said 'Sherlock' and didn't mean the BBC one. Ta!

3. Star Trek people... we had a real split there too, but I had enough people suggesting Star Trek: TNG to consider that for the poll. The other choice would be to, as with Stargate, add it as a general topic of 'Star Trek' and let you consider whichever you want. Again, my only issue with this is that I'd have to choose pics from all the 'verses and alternate them, which may cut a few people out who had hoped to contribute every day. Let me know what you think in comments, as with the other questions.

Finally, I would like to say that of the almost 20 fandoms that have made it this far, I have made sure that at least ONE of each of your suggestions is still in the pot, so please don't worry that there won't be anything for you. While the next vote will reduce it to four or five of the most popular fandoms (and I will also be asking for votes on different ways we'll run it this year), I'm hoping that it will still be possible for everyone who wants to to play, so keep watching!

Thanks everyone for always being so willing to offer up stuff when your mods need it! EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! :D
Tags: admin: mod post, challenge: august rush
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