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Help Haiti and Podfic Feedback Exchange.

Well, it looks like I shouldn't have worried over my mail for a year idea. Not only is it my highest bid, a whole bunch of other people are now offering it from their various locations and with themes. :)

Since I didn't link to it in the last entry, if you'd like to bid on getting mail from me for a year you can do so here

I don't actually want to pimp myself out too much but I'll probably do so at least once more before everything's over. Anyways, my podfic offer is here (current bids at $15) and my vid offer is here (no bids yet :( ).

In other news, I spent the day trying to match people up for my podfic feedback exchange. 30 people signed up, with 20 podfics to review. I spent a huge amount of time working on the matching yesterday too. I set up a spreadsheet that was really helpful in getting an idea of what I needed to put in the spreadsheet and how to approach certain things. However I just couldn't see the whole thing without making the font too small to read. I'm a really visual person, so I have to be able to see everything. So the next step was getting the craft paper out and transferring the info to paper. [personal profile] diurnal_lee has this giant pad of paper that's 18"12". My first draft wasn't properly spaced so the columns by the end were like 3mm wide, which just didn't work. In fact just as I finished matching everyone up last night, I realized that there were 2 reviewers that didn't have fics to review! I did some quick and dirty changes but at that point I realized that it was 2 am and I had been working on this mostly non-stop since 4pm.

This morning, even though I had everyone matched up from the night before, I decided to do it again. I wasn't really all that satisfied, and I figured I knew what I did wrong last time :P I made a new paper spreadsheet, better spaced this time. However I still wasn't able to fit all the information I wanted on it comfortably, so out came the markers and highlighters. The second matching took much less time, about 5 hours with lots of distractions and I would run downstairs and announce "OMG! I forgot to take into account that some of these podfics where gifts to reviewers during podbang!" It seems kind of tacky to ask someone to review their gift. I also almost assigned someone their own podfic the night before :S

Anyways, everyone's matched up now. I'm going to double check everything tomorrow and then start sending out the assignments. Maybe I'll take pictures of may crazy charts so you can see how nuts I am. :P

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paraka
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
It was really interesting to do! Although, originally I was thinking if this round works out I'd try and do it twice a year, once after podbang and once after amplificathon. I'm kind of afraid of doing it after amplificathon though. The hardest part was matching people's fandoms up and amplificathon is all about rare podfic fandoms. Of the 20 podfics submitted this time around, 8 of them were Stargate Atlantis stories, 6 were SPN/J2 stories that made things a lot easier.

Anyways, assignments will go out tonight :D
canuck_kat
Jan. 17th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
Yes, pics of charts are needed!
paraka
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
I'll see if I can pull one together. Although there were also about 5 spreadsheets on the computer, that might be harder to take a picture of :)
ext_221986
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
You are crazy awesome for putting so much work into this. Pics are definitely a good idea!
paraka
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
I have soooooo much respect for the podmod collective for running podbang, that can't have been easy. I had waffled on the idea of having people sign a specific podfic up, or just offering all of them. I'm glad I made people choose, it was hard enough matching based on one parameter, I can't imagine doing it on huge lists of them.

I'll see if I can't get some pics up.
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