I want to see under 10. I made that excruciatingly clear in my original post.
By lobbying for less, I reduce the chances of my own comic being nominated for anything. If I'm competing against photocomics, I have more competition. But let me put it this way, I'd LIKE to compete against photo comics because I consider them comics as much as anything I do. They're not special.
Actually, yes, I do believe you have a bias if you're not willing to look at a few photo comics that other posters said are good comics.
This is simply laughable. Are you upset? Take a moment to calm down. I'm sorry, did I not say specifically that I would look at any comic, regardless of how it was made, if someone said it was good? It's not the photos that make me want to see it, it's if it's called "good". Here's what I said:
I'm not going to leap up if someone says "Here's a photocomic" any more than I'd leap up if someone said "Here's a comic drawn on paper." I DO leap up if someone says "This is a good comic."
The main point I'm trying to convince people of in this thread is that I believe too many categories makes the awards more useless and meaningless. I'm trying to give reasons why I think more awards are a bad thing. What I get in response is "but so-and-so needs to be recognized" and "more comics need attention". I've given ways for these needs to be answered outside of the awards and am waiting to see if anyone has any good reason why these excess categories do not discriminate against what does not fit in the category, elevate only what fits in the category, or are confusing to the average (and by average, I mean most voters who don't care, don't read too much, and are self-interested) voter.
Erik, it's delicious to see you try to accuse me of being self-interested when I have been a long supported of these awards (I've drawn ceremonies and promoted them, often writing up lists of who I've nominated, which never includes my own comic nor campaigned for my own comic). Especially when you jump in here promoting a category that suits your comic, posting a thread where you put your comic at the top of a list of photocomics for consideration, and find it amazing that anyone would ever work to propose something that does not help their own cause. You have to understand how some of us work. Look how many long hours Frank (Damonk) has put into these awards - tallying nominations and votes and helping the committee. Then consider that he says he doesn't do nearly as much work the others on the admin committee, all of whom abstain from nominating and turn down nominations for their own work, which they do work very hard on.
I'd like to see awards that more people participate in, that grow in prominence and usefulness. I think reducing the number of categories would be a great step in that direction.