Mike and I are really excited to be starting the second season of Mike and Justin ITM featuring the FRC Top 25! To start the season off and to get everyone back in the groove of voting, we decided to have a pre-season Top 25 that will be announced on our first competition season episode on Wednesday, February 29th at 10:30PM EST
Voting will commence immediately and will run through Monday Evening. Tuesday, Mike and I tabulate votes to get ready for the show so get your votes in before then!
There are some stipulations to voting. Aside from the normal regulations listed on the website, for the preseason rankings you can only vote for a team that has publicly released media. Please take into account all of the robots that you have seen, and like we say often during the season, do some research! It’s actually fun looking at all of the robot designs out there.
Also, now would be a good time to remind everyone that we are always looking for viewer involvement. To get involved you have several options…
-Create your own segment (of about 60-90 seconds) that you can submit to YouTube and we will use it on the show (Like this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlBkoV-WvTI&feature=youtu.be)
-Send us an email with some topics that you would like covered
-Watch the show and participate in the LIVE chat
**You can NOT vote for a team that has not produced a picture/video publicly. **
This means, if they did not post a picture here on Chief Delphi, or a video on YouTube, or on their website, etc, you may NOT vote for that team. Any lists that come in with teams that have not met this criteria will be voided.
This is to prevent a “popularity contest” from happening. We really want you guys to look in to the robots that have been publicly published and formulate a list of teams that you think will be successful this year.
Thanks so much guys! We couldn’t do it without you! See you next week!
If its not too much work, could you guys post a list of “approved teams” that have released media publicly on your site, ideally with a link(s) to the media. This would make it much easier for everyone to generate an informed vote.
Understandable, it would be a lot of work. Could you at least post a list of “approved teams”. If you are going to be voiding users lists if they vote for a team without media, you must be keeping a list of eligible teams.
Unfortunately not all teams use this thread as it quickly gets derailed when people start commenting on specific robot designs. Perhaps someone could make a post in that thread each time a robot is released with a link to the media (even if that someone isn’t affiliated with the robot).
However I want to ask, how do you determine who is publicly view-able? I have seen a few teams featured in public videos that have not been posted by the team itself. Do they still count? Also, if a team has posted a ‘teaser’ does that count, or is it strictly full reveals?