ADVISORY: Vote threads are open to all who wish to participate and cast their votes, spoilers and non-spoilers alike. The posts initiating these threads contain no spoiler information other than perhaps referencing what has been revealed in TV promos for the upcoming episode. Non-spoilers, be advised that spoilers may include information in their posts here which you may not wish to read. Spoilers, please do not include spoiler information for future episodes, stick to the episode in question.
1. Put the name of your choice for this week's boot in the subject heading.
This is easy, just erase where it says "Re: SurvivorBlowsTribe, Time to Vote..." and replace with your vote on which player will get the boot, e.g., "Phillip." Or, if you think this will be a two-boot week: "Phillip and Rooster." It doesn't matter which order you put them in unless it matters to you.
This makes it easier to tally votes quickly and accurately. Nicknames are tougher to tally unless they are really obvious without actually reading your post. Other things you want to vote on (what's the reward, who gets first confessional, will there ever be a two-boot), these should go in your post not in your subject line.
("Boot" defines as voted out of a tribe, either exiled to Redemption Island or, when Redemption Island is no longer a factor in the game, eliminated from the game. Quitters are also regarded as boots though whether they would be exiled or eliminated/disqualified is unknown. It is assumed that medical evacuees would be eliminated/disqualified without prejudice.)
1b. The process for voting on which Exile on Redemption Island will be eliminated from the game.
Place your elimination vote anywhere in the subject line with the boot vote. Place an "X" in front of the name of the exile you think will lose the duel and be eliminated from the game, as in XMatthew or XStephanie. Alternately, should you wish to save space in the subject line, cast your vote using the exile's placement number determined by the time of their arrivals on Redemption Island, noted in the list below in this post. Exile 2, Matthew, would be X2. Exile 6, Stephanie, would be X6.
We will not officially be voting on players returning to the game. This section is to note that it is theoretically possible for a player to be returned to the game immediately after a duel and subsequently be voted out again within the same episode. So theoretically an exile could also get the boot, both votes could be for exiles. Hence the importance of the X, please get in the habit.
2. Reply only to this post.
We like a nice straight vote thread around here.EXCEPTION TO RULE 2! VOTE CHANGES!
2b. But to change your vote (or add additional votes) reply to your own previous vote post.
Your new post heading should read, for example, "VOTE CHANGE: Steve." Or perhaps "VOTE CHANGE: Steve and Natalie" if you think it will be a two-boot week.
You should also use this process of replying to your own vote post to make additional votes, should you wish to vote for a boot but still think about it before you vote for an elimination, or vice versa.
3. This is not a discussion thread, do not treat it as such.
There are plenty of places on the forum to debate the merits of people's arguments, have discussions, have civil and polite disagreements, don't do it here.
But please feel free to discuss your vote in your own post, cast all the extra votes you want, we're all interested in what you have to say.
4. No graphics, particularly no sig pics.
If you must have a graphic make it pertinent to something. Thank you.
5. Have fun!
Please let it be a pecking order reward, please please please let something be sane this week!
Ometepe (orange) tribe
Zapatera (purple) tribe
exile 2. Matthew (Ometepe)
exile 6. Stephanie (Zapatera)
Francesca (Ometepe, exile 1)
Russell (Zapatera, exile 3)
Kristina (Ometepe, exile 4)
Krista (Zapatera, exile 5)