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Talk about not knowing your customer base. I'd be interested to know if this is a decision that's happened in Japan, or with their American branch. #1
1d 18h ago by Archaic | View comment
Whoops. Already sent their tickets last week, must have forgotten to update the blog entry. ^^;; #2.1
1d 18h ago by Archaic | View comment
Thanks for all your hard work over the years Cat. =) Good luck in your new endeavors! #1
49d ago by Archaic | View comment
I'm doing my PhD in privacy.

And before someone gets offended, that's not a flippant remark to fob you off or anything, that's really what I'm studying. ^^; #3.1.3
76d ago by Archaic | View comment
To be honest, no. ^^;;;; Barely had the time to watch anything over the last month (been doubling down on the PhD). Was kind of hoping someone would put in a late vote and save me. ^^;; #3.1
79d ago by Archaic | View comment
Will consider doing that with the commentator contest next month. Would love to see a lot more discussion get going.

The visitor contest was indirectly meant to encourage people to visit (and approve stories) every day, but we haven't really seen a lot of change in the levels of approvals without it. Stories aren't going through as quick, but that's just because submissions are up in general right now. #1.1
80d ago by Archaic | View comment
Likewise. Sadly, there were far too few blogs being submitted each month, which meant that the blog prize was basically rotating between 2-3 people for the entire year. Not really all that fair. #2.1
80d ago by Archaic | View comment
Honestly, I'd prefer if the regular users broke the tie, since some of the ties are with the dark horse nominations that I added to the mix. So I'm not exactly the most objective here... ^^;;

On the topic of mobile friendliness...I'm glad to say that's something they're working on with the new backend. I have no idea when that will launch this point, but it'll be rather an improvement when it does go in. #1.1
108d ago by Archaic | View comment
I specifically gave the closing date for this one as 11:59pm Feb 1st, rather than 11:59pm Jan 31st as normal, so you actually barely scraped in there. ;)

The list of winners, along with the new contests, will go up tomorrow. #19.1
110d ago by Archaic | View comment
*facepalm* You're entirely right. I presume that particular short-listing came from the English cinematic dub, which only came out in 2014. Nevertheless, I think I'll change that one. #11.1
117d ago by Archaic | View comment
You'll see I didn't just pick out the most popular stuff from nominations. ;) Several of those on our short-lists weren't even nominated by the users at all!

But yes, nominations are closed now, so just put in your vote at this stage. #3.1.2
117d ago by Archaic | View comment
Yes, films in a series would count. All that matters there is that it was released in 2014. #3.1
120d ago by Archaic | View comment
There were fewer entrants than last year, yes. Given the circumstances, I suspect we either started later than people were hoping for, or the new format with all the questions at once wasn't as attention getting as the previous formats with the questions drip fed. #2.1.2
133d ago by Archaic | View comment
Congratulations to our Christmas Contest Winners!

Trivia Contest
1st Place: Alixithymia - $150 USD (or equivalent) Amazon Gift Card
2nd Place: Marow - $100 USD (or equivalent) Amazon Gift Card

Creative Contest:
Pheceenatic - $150 USD (or equivalent) Amazon Gift Card

Nominations for the AnimeShinbun Awards will open this weekend, and last for 1 week, with voting then staying open for the rest of the month. #2
135d ago by Archaic | View comment
The original closing date was the 24th, but that was extended to the 31st to match the creative contest, and be sure that people had enough time to enter. #3.1.1
146d ago by Archaic | View comment
Less than a week to go until the contest closes. Be sure to get your entries in quick! Don't worry if you don't know the answers to them all, just submit the answers that you do know and come back to the others later, to make sure you've got your runs on the board. #3
146d ago by Archaic | View comment
Less than a week to go until this contest closes. Be sure to get your entries in quick! Remember, you score points separately for each challenge you do. We don't expect most (if any!) people to complete every single one, and completing just a few would more than likely put you in the running for a prize! #2
146d ago by Archaic | View comment
Only about 3.5 of the questions are list collecting this year (9, 11 and 12, with 3 being the half. You might argue 5 is "list collecting" too, but since it's a lot more specific I wouldn't have put it in that category). I include these types of questions mainly because
a) they're actually *easier* to find the answers for with some smart Google searches
and b) to make sure there's at least one question that even someone who's watched absolutly eve... #2.1
159d ago by Archaic | View comment
As per the instructions...
"For all of the questions this year, we're specifically asking about 2014 anime series which have streamed legally online for the first time this year. This includes 2nd seasons, sequels, and remakes, as well as all anime that has streamed on genre specific services like Crunchyroll, and general streaming services like Hulu, but excludes anime which start airing in late December after this post has gone live."

Crunchyroll, Hulu... #1.2
159d ago by Archaic | View comment
Trivia and Creative are up. We'll call for AS Awards nominations after Christmas, with a voting raffle to take place over January. #6
161d ago by Archaic | View comment
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