cowboy71 wrote:Last year, the Cripper Nominees were limited to those bands with under 10,000 listeners on last.fm (of which, there were 11). This year if we used that methodology we would only have 5 contenders - Striker, Witchtrap, Ghost Ship Octavius, Total Death and Touch the Sun.
I would therefore propose setting the 2017 cutoff at 30,000 as this would give us 11 contenders - same as 2016:
27800 ORDEN OGAN
14028 MISERY LOVES CO
2185 GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS
512 TOTAL DEATH
29 TOUCH THE SUN
I don't see why we should change the criteria. Considering Orden Ogan or even Allegaeon as cripper award contenders, not matter how much I liked their shows (which I did) sounds kinda crazy to me. So if we only have 5 contenders according to the previous methodology, why change it? 5 candidates is ok.
Otherwise, we could follow the Skipper's criteria, which throws away almost the same bands (replacing GSO by Cryptex), plus Dalriada, which makes perfect sense as I am sure that at least 90% of their fans come from Hungary, making them very unknown elsewhere, and GSO was pretty well known here for what I've read, much more than Cryptex.
I think both options would make sense, but I would certainly NOT increase the fan limit to 30k, that sounds way too much.