Hello all, and welcome to the inaugural Comic Vine All Star Debate. I was inspired by the recent NBA All Star Game that took place yesterday to create CV's own version of it. So I'll explain the rules and process here.
Basically, the All Star game is an exhibition match consisting of "All Stars".
An All Star is a player who was voted to become one by fans, other professional players, a media panel, and coaches, making it one of the most comprehensive (and accurately reflective of both popularity and talent) voting processes ever. The top players with the most votes become an All Star, and then the All Stars are divided into two teams.
The two individual All Stars with the most votes during the voting process become team captains, and they select from the remaining participants who will be on their team. Then the two teams face each other in a fantastic match.
So here's how we're gonna do this.
This thread will serve as the nomination round. You must have at least 500 posts or have been on the site for 6 months to cast a nomination vote. You can nominate anyone you want (besides yourself) and nominate however many people you want, but only users with a minimum of 5 nominations will be added to the nominee list.
A separate thread will be created for the voting round. You must have at least 1000 posts or have been on the site for one year to vote. You can only vote for users on the nominee list. The top 20 nominees with the most votes will be collectively referred to as "the panel" and will move onto phase 3.
In order to avoid this being an all out popularity contest, at this stage public voting is gone. Our new panel (top 20 nominees) will vote among themselves to decide the top 10 between them. The top 10 will then be named "All Stars".
Since anyone from the panel can become an All Star, we can ensure that this way, whoever actually ends up being top 10 was voted as such because of their debating talent, not their popularity.
The two All Stars who had the most votes will become Team Captains. The Captains will then select 3 people each from the remaining All Stars. 2 of the 3 will become "starters" and all the remaining All Stars are reserves.
The actual All Star debate will be three separate 1v1 matches in CaV style. Whatever team wins 2/3 matches will be named the winning team of the All Star program, a title that will have major credibility behind it.
And another thing, the panel will decide what tiers the debate will be during Phase 3.
Ready. Set. Go!
This is something incredibly important that I forgot to put in the OP. This isn't an award ceremony or a Hall of Fame or anything like that. The people who get voted in actually have to participate in a debate.
It should go without saying that the debate HAS TO FINISH.
So you are only allowed to nominate users who've made a CaV or tourney post since the beginning of 2019.