How do we reconcile the problem of the rankings taking so long and yet wanting to do them even more frequently? I have a few ideas:
I can stop editing. Basically, I'll do the data collection and contribute a little here and there, but essentially I'll just publish the rankings in a private google doc and give access to anyone who wants to write something. Once we have something for everyone, I'll publish what they wrote verbatim.
This will take way less time and effort on my part, but there may be a wide disparity of opinions, potential factual errors, and possibly contradictions between writers in the same piece. Also, there's no guarantee that writeups will actually get done -- people are busy, after all, and most of us would rather write 2 pages on Sentry than a paragraph on 2* Wolverine.
We can publish rankings with no commentary. This is really easy -- we could do this easily every month and probably even more often as long as people don't get tired of voting. Would it be interesting, though?
I can publish my personal rankings, and only comment on new characters and characters with significant change. This eliminates the work/wait of voting and data collection, and is probably a manageable amount of work for me to do once every six weeks, but there's no protection against my personal biases, since we'll lose the diversity of perspectives we would get with more people contributing.
Any other ideas? Post them here and I'll put up a poll after a couple of days.
You voted for mischiefmaker posting his own personal rankings and nothing else.
sorry i havent taken time to read whole thread, but do we really need to rank every character every time? who cares who is worse between yelena and bagman
I think it would be easier to just rank the top half of the characters maybe
Perhaps limit the extensive writeups for new characters and existing characters who saw a major change in their ranking (nerfs/buffs/metashift/WAT?!s)?
These are an excellent tool for older and newer players and your efforts on each edition is truly appreciated.