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Old 08-11-2007, 01:24 AM   #106
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You should discuss that with a mod; they might not take so kindly to having the page that cluttered. *has smiley tournament flashbacks*
It would only be four polls. The second round wouldn't start until Monday.
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How about this, then...

We let these two heats play out. They'll end on Sunday. Then, the last two heats of Round 1 begin and also go for 48 hours.

On Tuesday, when Round 2 begins, I'll do four heats at once and make them only 24 hours. Thus our schedule will be:

Sunday: Last two heats of Round 1
Tuesday: First four heats of Round 2
Wednesday: Second four heats of Round 2
Thursday: First four heats of Round 3
Friday: Second four heats of Round 3
Saturday: First four, Round 4
Sunday: Second four, Round 4
Monday: First four, Round 5
Tuesday: Second four, Round 5

Wednesday: Quarters
Thursday: Semis
Friday: Final

How's that?
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:25 AM   #108
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I do feel pretty out of place in the competition, though. I'm curious to see how my mix is received in its round, and then compare that to my mix in the next mini-symphonic-dead-puppy game. Or whatever we're calling it.
Actually, I do too. There are some people, such as Screwtape, who share my approach, but in terms of actual musical taste, I think I'm on my own in terms of the palette with which I paint.

In a way, LemonMelon's right that I play it safe. I intentionally do not use a considerably large amount of my music collection as I know my tastes in metal will not do well with the Interference crowd. I basically have a rule that I don't include anything with death growls or particularly extreme instrumentation (which is hard for me to quantify as I've become a bit desensitised to metal). I'm seriously thinking about breaking that rule for the mini-tournament.
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Maybe you should play this game with just the "veterans" then. Don't invite "noobs" in and then insult their taste.
im glad i didnt play id probably be voted off this island.
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How about this, then...

We let these two heats play out. They'll end on Sunday. Then, the last two heats of Round 1 begin and also go for 48 hours.

On Tuesday, when Round 2 begins, I'll do four heats at once and make them only 24 hours. Thus our schedule will be:

Sunday: Last two heats of Round 1
Tuesday: First four heats of Round 2
Wednesday: Second four heats of Round 2
Thursday: First four heats of Round 3
Friday: Second four heats of Round 3
Saturday: First four, Round 4
Sunday: Second four, Round 4
Monday: First four, Round 5
Tuesday: Second four, Round 6

Wednesday: Quarters
Thursday: Semis
Friday: Final

How's that?
That sounds good but we could make the Final/Third Place Game (if we do one) run for two days.
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48 hours for the Final works for me.
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Honestly, I feel that if we're running four rounds a day, that would seriously flood the forum. I'm not so keen on that.

I still prefer 48 hour rounds, perhaps staggered so there are 2 new ones every 24 hours.
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In a way, LemonMelon's right that I play it safe. I intentionally do not use a considerably large amount of my music collection as I know my tastes in metal will not do well with the Interference crowd. I basically have a rule that I don't include anything with death growls or particularly extreme instrumentation (which is hard for me to quantify as I've become a bit desensitised to metal). I'm seriously thinking about breaking that rule for the mini-tournament.
One more point I'd like to make:

"Safe" may not always be a bad thing. There is "so safe that you limit yourself" and there is "safe enough that you actually have a chance to win" and (in the case of a concept) "safe enough that you are comfortable with the material you're using so you can use it properly".

I try to stay away from anything resembling "safe", but I must admit that my list this time out is incredibly safe. It's just not a trend I want to continue.
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I do feel pretty out of place in the competition, though. I'm curious to see how my mix is received in its round, and then compare that to my mix in the next mini-symphonic-dead-puppy game. Or whatever we're calling it.
I really believe that the Album Game will put to rest a lot of these opinions about different playlists and approaches. By the way, I love your entry.
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Honestly, I feel that if we're running four rounds a day, that would seriously flood the forum. I'm not so keen on that.

I still prefer 48 hour rounds, perhaps staggered so there are 2 new ones every 24 hours.
That would work as well.
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Honestly, I feel that if we're running four rounds a day, that would seriously flood the forum. I'm not so keen on that.

I still prefer 48 hour rounds, perhaps staggered so there are 2 new ones every 24 hours.
I see what you're saying, but considering how many polls were running at once when Beav did those smiley polls in LS, this would be nothing compared to that.

It would take twice as long if we staggered. I think that's too much time.
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One more point I'd like to make:

"Safe" may not always be a bad thing. There is "so safe that you limit yourself" and there is "safe enough that you actually have a chance to win" and (in the case of a concept) "safe enough that you are comfortable with the material you're using so you can use it properly".

I try to stay away from anything resembling "safe", but I must admit that my list this time out is incredibly safe. It's just not a trend I want to continue.
In the next game, just let loose. So many lists will be on the edge that no one will condemn you for it.
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One more point I'd like to make:

"Safe" may not always be a bad thing. There is "so safe that you limit yourself" and there is "safe enough that you actually have a chance to win" and (in the case of a concept) "safe enough that you are comfortable with the material you're using so you can use it properly".
See, I think that if you're making a concept, you do need to be comfortable with the material so you use it properly. I don't think anyone wants to be the person who uses, say, The Police's Every Breath You Take without realising it's a stalker song, or Rush's A Passage To Bangkok under the impression it's a song about travel rather than Neil Peart's drug use!
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In the next game, just let loose. So many lists will be on the edge that no one will condemn you for it.
Will do. I have so much fun making these playlists, and then wear myself out when I start obsessing over them long after they are no longer under my control.
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I see what you're saying, but considering how many polls were running at once when Beav did those smiley polls in LS, this would be nothing compared to that.

It would take twice as long if we staggered. I think that's too much time.
Really? There usually seemed to be only three active whenever I checked, though one problem was that some came and went far too quickly.
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