What’s Your 100?

This week, The Feedback Loop continues its celebration of 100 posts with your thoughts on feedback. Many thanks to the dozens of judges from around the world who contributed! If you missed the deadline, it's not too late to join us. Share up to 100 words about feedback in the comments below!

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Celebrating 100 Posts!

Welcome to The Feedback Loop's 100th post! In celebration of this milestone, we as the blog staff have each written 100 words about feedback and a brief introduction to our involvement in the judge program. Join us next week for a continuation of the celebration with contributions from you, our readers!  

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On Shields and Feedback

Some time ago on this very blog I wrote about what it felt like to be recruited by Captain America himself to be a part of The Avengers. A little over two years after being recruited, asked if I’d like to pick up the shield. (Riki insists that he’s Nick Fury, but this is my article so we’re using my analogy.) I quickly accepted the shield and got to work on polishing it. So what shield am I talking about? The Feedback Loop? Sure, that’s part of it. But it’s more than that. What

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Journey’s End

As I type this, I’m reminded of the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode with the same title. No, it wasn’t the series finale. That one was titled All Good Things… which is a good one, both as a title and an episode. Just never try to explain Anti-Time to anyone. Ever. Sadly, Journey’s End was that last Wesley Crusher episode where he discovers that he has a bunch of super powers and goes off with another super-powered being to explore those powers. *record scratch Wait. Was

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L’état du feedback

(Article d'origine publié le 5 avril 2016 par , traduit par ) Récemment on m’a demandé quelle était ma vision du feedback dans le Programme d’Arbitrage et ma vision sur ce blog ; j'ai alors été surpris par le peu de réflexion que j’avais accordé à une chose aussi fondamentale. Commençons par la grande question : pourquoi le feedback est-il important ? Celle-ci est assez simple pour moi mais je ne sais pas si je l’ai déjà exprimé de façon intelligible. Le feedback soutient

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Forward the Feedback

“This is a 2011 review.” If those words don’t mean anything to you, consider yourself lucky. This phrase is an inside joke amongst older judges (and trust me, if you get it, you are now considered old in the Judge Program). Back in 2011, judges writing reviews in the Judge Center noticed that the drop down selector for the “observation date” year stopped at 2010. No 2011, no 2012, and most certainly not 2017. Strangely, this did not affect the “entered date” for reviews, which

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The Carrot and the Stick

There has long been a difference of opinions about the proper application of carrot versus stick--positive versus negative reinforcement--in encouraging the culture of feedback in the Judge Program. There’s really not much stick in the Judge Program when it comes to reviews these days. The current review-writing requirements are solely for advancement and maintenance. In the past, there was a “requirement” for L3s to write one review per event they judged with 10 or more judges on staff

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