Less (or possibly more) spooky Dragon Awards Update

Mysterious are the ways of the dragon.

I really should have noticed this earlier but I finally spotted what the actual updated ‘News’ was. I was distracted by the disappearing August post BUT the actual big change was the APRIL post.

Here is the webarchive version: [my emphasis]

We have updated the eligibility period for works for consistency across the site. Works released between 7/1/2015 and 6/30/2016 are eligible for this year’s awards. We will maintain this rolling year of eligibility moving forward so that there are no gaps or overlaps in publishing works.

And here is how it currently reads:

We have updated the eligibility period for works for consistency across the site. Works released between 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017 are eligible for this year’s awards. We will maintain this rolling year of eligibility moving forward so that there are no gaps or overlaps in publishing works.

They updated the eligibility period – just in a really strange place. Apologies if somebody had pointed this out already.

OK, aside from anything else, do they not know how dated news articles conventionally operate. If I put up a post on my blog dated March saying I’m going on a trip, I don’t announce that I’m back from the trip by editing the post in March – because THAT WOULD MAKE NO SENSE.

Yes, yes, if there was an ‘Eligibility Period’ page you would update that. Then in your ‘News’ section you would post ‘Eligibility Period Update’ and point to the update.

Seriously. Is this intended to be a stealth award?

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One comment

  1. Lurkertype

    Maybe it’s meant to be a Puppy award? Hide it from everyone except them and no one else can win.

    This “update” is pretty much what we could have figured out. So now we know the eligibility period, but not a) who won or was nominated this year or b) when the nominating and voting will be next year. And we’ll never know c) the voting stats, presumably b/c they’re too embarrassing to list, or else they got lost by terribad record-keeping (which I’d believe, considering how sloppy and lackadaisical everything else has been). Or both.

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