Do you feel it healthy that many of the moderators of Sphinn are also part of vote "alliances" and "groups" who vote for each others stories and who do not vote for others?
Is this a community or is it a "good ole boys" network?
My take on it is that I feel it unhealthy, and will lead (as is already starting to) a somewhat obvious thing that anyone with math skills can figure out.
While I think it would be unrealistic to have no networking, I would like to be able to rely on the moderators at least, for some moderation on their alliances.
For those of you who have entered such arrangements (something I refuse to do) I would tell you that friends are important to rely on, but even more important would be the ability to rely on yourself.
Do not invite me to be part of this stuff, the next time you do I will call everyone out and list the names. In the last week I have heard about this stuff like 6 times. Stop contacting me.
To those of you who write quality stuff that do not feel your articles are getting their due, you are right. Regardless of this however, I recommend that you continue submitting. I actually feel a bit guilty because I have not been a very good community member, and I need to read more and give my votes more. The more you interact, the more fair chance that will exist that the over all votes will be real. There is hope. I often write unpopular stuff (like what I am writing now) but you will still find my articles in the "Greatest Hits".
If you are participating in such a scheme, I would ask you ponder to yourself why receiving a few sphinns is more important to you than the opportunity you take away from others.
The amount of moderators involved is lame Danny, truly lame.