ATTENTION! See rule 1b for DIFFERENT instructions on duel voting.
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 Steve." 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 (who gets outed what, who wins what, who makes dirty rice), 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 XMike or XDavid. 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 8, Matthew, would be X8. Exile 9, Miker, would be X9. Exile 10, David, would be X10.
This week for the 3-way duel, since we don't know whether it will be a double elimination or a single elimination, we will be using the finale style voting method for duel voting. You will be voting on who finishes third (last), who finishes second, and who finishes first (wins). Please use the following designations in casting these votes:
DM for David Murphy
MC for Mike Chiesl
ME for Matt Elrod
Place these votes in this format: 3rd/2nd/1st. So, for example, if you think David will finish third, Mike will finish second, and Matt will finish first, your vote should read "DM/MC/ME."
In the event that it is a double elimination, your third and second place picks would be those eliminated. In the event that it is a single elimination only your third place pick would be the one eliminated. Order matters.
1c. Returnees. I wouldn't worry about this one this week.
This section is to note that it is entirely 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 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 to keep our votes threads nice and straight.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: Rob." Or perhaps "VOTE CHANGE: Rob 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, tell us how much you hate this stupid horrible insane game-destructive RI twist, we're all interested in what you have to say. And KB wants your challenge votes for scoring purposes!
4. No graphics, particularly no sig pics.
If you must have a graphic make it pertinent to something. Thank you.
5. Have fun!
Or fake it if you have to.
Murlonio (black) tribe
Ralph "Rooster" (Zapatera)
Boston Rob (Ometepe)
exile 8. Matthew (Ometepe, exile 2, Murlonio)
exile 9. Mike (Zapatera, Murlonio)
exile 10. David (Zapatera, Murlonio)
Francesca (Ometepe, exile 1)
Russell (Zapatera, exile 3)
Kristina (Ometepe, exile 4)
Krista (Zapatera, exile 5)
Stephanie (Zapatera, exile 6)
Sarita (Zapatera, exile 7)