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Posted by Ray Basso on October 22, 2013 at 21:03:23:

In Reply to: The new poll posted by Brian in Maine on October 22, 2013 at 16:00:48:

The original poll question that was submitted was: "Do you think bbq judges should be paid out of the entry fee to judge a contest??

Sometimes I change polls that are submitted to me and maybe this time I screwed up. I guess my own bias caused me to change this poll question. I have have always felt that there needs to be some way to judge the judges and how they judge. Also I think there needs to be some way (pay them money) to reward the really consistently good judges. Hopefully be rewarding the the really good ones, they would be encouraged to judge more often. In my way of thinking this would encourage the others to do better.

Clearly, a lot of people think that the vast majority of judges are really good. So maybe I don't know what I am talking about in this matter. I just don't think the system is as good as it could be. The way it is now is appears to me that a really good serious judge vote carries about the same weight as a judge that was just brought in off the street does. Also having never judged, I know that I probably rank in the bottom half of the critics of the present system.


Ray Basso


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