Sunday, October 21, 2007

UBC Hiring VFM Administrator

UBC's student society (AMS) has just posted the job description for VFM Administrator. They plan to start the VFM contest "around the last week of October", so should be hiring soon. Check it out if you're interested!

The position pays $750. It doesn't actually say that candidates should be UBC students, but I guess that's what they have in mind.

More info on the contest at

Monday, October 1, 2007

VFM Time Frames; Monthly?

I've been thinking more about how to design VFM to encourage media coverage long before and after elections. These two ideas seem promising:

1. Offer more award funding for contests of longer duration.


2. Implement VFM monthly, where voters can log into a website and vote at any time, then change their vote at any time. Media winners are tallied once a month, and receive awards once a month.

I've started outlining reasons and details at

What do you think?