So, You Want to Fix the Hugos…

Yet more Hugo nomination alteration suggestions (because it will and perhaps should change in order to address the Sad Pups complaints as well as their opponents on the side of the WorldCon status quo). Perhaps we could mix this with the category changes I recommended for the “Erics”?

Shoplifting in the Marketplace of Ideas

But you don’t want to “fix” the Hugos.

J. Greely over at .Clue Snagged a comment off of “Making Light” that caught my attention.

“My view is that when we specifically try to change the rules to exclude the Sad Puppies, and we judge how well the changes work by how well they would have excluded the Sad Puppies given historical data, we will have some difficulty explaining to journalists that we are not doing it to exclude the Sad Puppies.”
– J. Thomas, commenting on changing the Hugo rules at Making Light

Those folks have been spinning themselves in circles trying to figure out how to change the rules for Hugo voting to try to prevent Slate voting. They are, of course, ignoring the causes and looking at the effects, and the causes have been known to the WorldCon TruFen for ages, but they never wanted to do anything…

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