Oud Of The Year 2018 Rules - Please Read Carefully Before Posting

Discussion in 'Oud of the Year 2018' started by Ouddict, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. Ouddict

    Ouddict Forum Co-Founder & Tech Support

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    Ouddict members will have the chance to shortlist an Oud oil from vendors that has been on sale at any time in 2018. The format is as follows:

    1. There will be two categories. Wild and Organic. An Oud of the Year will be voted separately for each category in parallel.

    2. The search for the Oud of the Year start with a nomination by members, a 1st Round poll and Final Round poll.

    3. A member may only vote if they have bought the Oud or sampled it. We will be making checks to enforce this.

    4. A maximum of up to 5 Ouds for each category can be nominated for inclusion by members for inclusion in the first round poll. You do not have to nominate 5 Oud oils per category, but you cannot nominate more than 5 per category. This is to keep the exercise manageable and prevent “spamming”.

    5. The 1st Round Poll will be created from the nominated list of Ouds and members can vote on the 1st Round for 5 days.

    6. A Final Round will be created from the 1st Round results and a vote held for 3 days.

    7. The Oud of the Year will be announced on Sunday 21st January, 2019.

    8. Any member who does not follow these rules will be barred from any further involvement in the Oud of the Year 2018 vote. No exceptions. No excuses.

    Note for Vendors and Vendor Associates
    1. You can take part in the Oud of the Year
    2. You cannot nominate your own products.
    3. You can vote for your own products if nominated.
     
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  2. Ouddict

    Ouddict Forum Co-Founder & Tech Support

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    If you require any clarifications on the above rules, please ask on this thread, thanks.
     
  3. Sproaty

    Sproaty Sproudy Staff Member

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    Is that bit in bold needed? it sorta contradicts the first sentence, for example, if something was available in 2017 and still in 2018 then it was for sale in 2018 but not released in this year
     
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  4. Ouddict

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    Well spotted... that line was actually part of lasy year's rules and escaped my editorial knife. Now corrected.
     
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  5. Nicolas

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    @Ouddict

    thanks for this.

    Any possibility to submit our nominations via pm?

    (the rules don't specify anything and I'd rather use that format than the thread if it is possible of course)
     
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  6. Ouddict

    Ouddict Forum Co-Founder & Tech Support

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    Sure you can remain anonymous if you wish.


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  7. Nicolas

    Nicolas Oud Mystic

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    Thanks a lot for the answer (and beyond that for all your work, of course)
     
  8. Ouddict

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    No problem. I would like to add that in general, we would like nominations in public, as if everyone wanted to remain anonymous, it might undermine the transparency of the vote. However, we are happy to make exceptions as long as they are the minority.


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  9. Nicolas

    Nicolas Oud Mystic

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    aaahhh of course didn't think of that!

    I would never imagine a bias in your processus

    ...but it makes complete sense as such that you prefer so

    Will ponder over my swiss discretion in the next few days :D
     
  10. jensz

    jensz Administrator Staff Member

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    For purposes of nominating, does the number of nominations an oil gets matter, or does any oil that is nominated even once get on the list of nominations? (I ask because some of the oils I would nominate have already been nominated. :oops: LOL! )
     
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  11. Ouddict

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    You can renominate. Just because an oil has already been nominated doesn’t mean you can’t nominate them also. Not all nominations will necessarily make the 1st Vote as otherwise we might end up with a list that is 100 oils long!
     
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  12. Woodland Note

    Woodland Note Moderator Staff Member

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    Can a member nominate an oud oil if it was received as a gift?
     
  13. Habz786

    Habz786 Resident Artisan & Forum Co-Founder

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    Yes thats fine @Woodland Note even if you smelt someone elses its also fine
     
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  14. Ouddict

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    That’s right. You just need to have smelled the oud or natural perfume whether you own it or not.
     
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