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Best webcomic voting

Postby Tzfanya » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:18 am UTC

The Washington Post is currently voting for its favourite webcomic:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/comic- ... me_to.html

Least I Could Do jumped from 5% to 23% last night on the strength of Sohmer putting a mention in, so Randall, I think you have a good opportunity for some free publicity here, if you want it.

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Re: Best webcomic voting

Postby psychosomaticism » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:38 am UTC

Man. Make me pick between xkcd, QC, and Hark a Vagrant, not fair. Why couldn't it be a single transferable vote, or something other than pick one?

EDIT: Also: a newspaper that acknowledges webcomics? Weird, but cool.

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Re: Best webcomic voting

Postby Diadem » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:11 am UTC

The one with most votes is 'least I could do'. Never even heard of that comic.

So I looked it up, and randomly read about 50 or so comics of it. Not a single one was even remotely funny. Man, what's up with that.
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Re: Best webcomic voting

Postby Elvish Pillager » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:14 am UTC

Since it says "what is your favorite" instead of "which is your favorite among the options", I can't vote.

Although I did hypocritically vote for XKCD.
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Re: Best webcomic voting

Postby Kulantan » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:30 am UTC

Diadem wrote:The one with most votes is 'least I could do'. Never even heard of that comic.

So I looked it up, and randomly read about 50 or so comics of it. Not a single one was even remotely funny. Man, what's up with that.

Most of it is pretty cruddy. I'm surprised that LICD is on there not their other one, LFG. However LICD can be ok some of the time. That said, QC got my vote.
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Re: Best webcomic voting

Postby Amnesiasoft » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:16 am UTC

What? No Dr. McNinja?

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Re: Best webcomic voting

Postby Maurog » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:10 am UTC

Eh, public polls of this kind just degrade into webcomics comparing the size of their... fan base.

As for my own vote, with all the respect to xkcd, there's Girl Genius and OotS on that list, c'mon.
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Re: Best webcomic voting

Postby skeptical scientist » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:21 am UTC

Maurog wrote:Eh, public polls of this kind just degrade into webcomics comparing the size of their... fan base.

On the other hand, the size of the fan base is not a bad way to judge how good a webcomic is, so this isn't really a big issue.
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Re: Best webcomic voting

Postby fjafjan » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:30 am UTC

these contests are not about who has the biggest fan base, but how they use it.
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Re: Best webcomic voting

Postby phillipsjk » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:10 am UTC

I think even with only 22 nominees, there is a little too much material to go through: some of the comics go back 10 years with daily updates.

Random sampling is an "out," but with how many of them are at least mildly political, I worry I may be inclined to vote for a comic I "agree with," rather than basing the decision on merit.
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Best Webcomic Of The Decade poll!

Postby The TJ » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:29 pm UTC

As of right now, the Washington Post is having a poll for the best webcomic of the decade. Right now xkcd has 7% while Perry Bible Fellowship has 41% This will not stand.

Go to this site and show them what you think.

Was already a topic, on the first page even. Next time do a search before you make a new topic. Merged.
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Re: Best Webcomic Of The Decade poll!

Postby philsov » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:00 pm UTC

*equips flame shield*

of the decade?

I'm really tempted to objectively say 8-bit theater despite my xkcd fandom.

edit: And its not even on the ballot! What the hell kind of poll is this!?!
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Re: Best webcomic voting

Postby CombustibleLemons » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:47 pm UTC

I voted for xkcd because it was the first webcomic i read also i didn't see QC
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Re: Best webcomic voting

Postby thicknavyrain » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:53 pm UTC

Even though Penny Arcade first pointed out this poll to me, I voted XKCD, that said, PBF is winning and I'm very pleased. It was close between them to be honest.
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Re: Best webcomic voting

Postby emceng » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:40 pm UTC

This was pretty much a terrible poll. How many of these webcomics have even been around more than a few years? He seems to have randomly picked a few and hit on some of the popular ones. No vetting of the list, and no objective criteria.

Hark, A Vagrant is great. It isn't updated that often, but is consistently good. But how did it get picked over Dinosaur comics, Overcompensating, or a dozen others that have been around longer? How did it end up with nearly twice the votes as xkcd?
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Re: Best webcomic voting

Postby Fossa » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:39 pm UTC

PBF is only winning because a significant number of the voters misunderstood the ballot. They were under the impression that the "decade" bit referred to how often the comic updated. As PBF updates roughly once every 10 years it was the obvious choice.

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Re: Best webcomic voting

Postby General_Norris » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:06 pm UTC

I'm surprised that The Order of the Stick has a mere 1% of the votes while xkcd has a 7%.

I voted for xkcd. Of all the webcomics I read it's probably the lest clichéd and I like it's humor.

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Re: Best webcomic voting

Postby Lazar » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:06 pm UTC

I voted for xkcd, but I'm offended that Dinosaur Comics is not included.
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Re: Best webcomic voting

Postby Whelan » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:35 pm UTC

There were 6 comics on the list that I read. So in true geek fashion I rolled a D6. It told me that QC was the best.
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Re: Best webcomic voting

Postby Indon » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:29 pm UTC

No El Goonish Shive. :(

Or Irregular Webcomic, for that matter.
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