Ok, I'm officially done accepting ratings. We got 24 people to rate films. Because of ties (which are fairly common given the way the scoring is produced) there are 101 films on the list. Proof that the list is an authentic depiction of the forum's views and that I did not tamper with the results is that I'm not very pleased with the results. You people are a bunch of hipsters.
One film was seen by everyone. Three films from the shortlist was seen by no one who participated in phase 2 (so it goes without saying they aren't on the final list). Of the top-100, one film (barely) made it with just 2 (perfect) votes, so I think the weighted average system worked pretty well at balancing popularity and visibility.
I'm gonna start working on the list presentation this weekend and hope for an chat announcement toward the end of the month. Thanks to everyone who participated in either or both phases. Once the whole thing is done we'll be looking into feedback on how you like this system of list making.
Okay, now we're really, really done accepting ratings. 37 people participated in this final round of voting (up from the 33 that submitted ballots for the shortlist). The resulting list of Top 100 docs is definitely pretty interesting and mostly pretty cool. There are, of course, some glaring oversights, from a canon perspective, but that was true even at the shortlist stage (Marcel Ophuls says hi).
The way the math worked out, it took ratings from at least four people for a film to make the Top 100. One film with just three votes finished at #102, and, having been the third vote for that film, I regret not having ranked it a 9 instead of an 8.
A couple films were rated by 34 out of 37 voters; a couple films weren't rated by anyone. Getting a lot of votes didn't assure a film a spot in the Top 100. One film with 25 votes finished in the 125th spot on the final list. It would have been in the Top 50, had we relied just on the shortlist voting, so its drop is sort of a testament to the value of this two-stage process, I think.
Results soon! (Just as soon as Bondo and I figure out the niftiest way to present them.)