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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    I preface my following statement by first saying that I understand putting on this tournament is a lot of work. And thank you for that.

    But seriously, I am so fucking tired of seeing these threads. Yesterday, I logged in, and I had to scroll through TWO PAGES before I found a normal thread I follow.

    If ever there was a fan of the Great Music tournament, and someone who is loving every single second of being a part of it, I am the exact opposite of that.
    I understand those feelings, Shannon. Please indulge us as we are enjoying it. In addition to pablo's work, there IS a lot of commitment by participants... to listen to each song. If the average song is 4 minutes...times 7 songs per group...16 groups per era... comes out to 7.47 hours per era...and the individual participant MAY not be a particular fan of all songs... LOL. My ears often bleed and my faith in humanity wanes... but it is that diversity that introduces me to new sounds... new bands. I understand that folks may not be into music as much as others. Please tolerate us for a bit.
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    OMG! Did anyone nominate anything from Metallica's Garage Days in the late 80's? I don't think I did...what a shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    OMG! Did anyone nominate anything from Metallica's Garage Days in the late 80's? I don't think I did...what a shame.

    * Humbly bows and turns in his "Headbanger" card.
    If you're talking about the original Garage Days album, then no. I think I only nominated their original songs rather than the covers. If you include their Garage Inc. album from '98, Turn the Page was nominated and is currently moving on to round 4.

    I thought about nominating So What but didn't think it would go over well.
    Hearts are tough, she said, most times hearts don't break, and I'm sure that's right . . . but what about then? What about who we were then? What about hearts in Atlantis?

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    So fucking what... you boring little...
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    So fucking what... you boring little...

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    I'm sorry, byt this has been nagging at me. Apparently, I totally missed the posts that lead to "Stated posts" being a viable means to determine a tie. My bad I suppose, but I fail to see the sense in this over an actual tie breaker vote. A "stated vote" is simply a regurgitation of an "actual vote" that has already been cast. In an sense you seem to be allowing folks willing to post in a given poll a second vote over those that simply vote one time. I just don't see that as being fair. JMHO is all. Had to get it out of my system.

    There, I feel better. lol
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    It's not a perfect system, I agree. But we have been using it for a while now in other tournaments without incident. It's the quickest way to determine a winner. Think of it as sudden death overtime. We did use shorter tiebreaker polls during the preliminary rounds, but to continue using them during the playoffs would inflate our schedule even more, and we're already scheduled to finish in February. So to keep to a tighter schedule and do it as fairly as possible, stated votes are being used, as we've used them in the past. Now, if the stated votes are tied as well, then someone who did not vote in the poll would need to cast a tiebreaking vote, and thankfully we haven't had to do that a lot, only once or twice. This can be time-consuming as it would mean having someone vote, who had seven days to vote in a poll and didn't.

    So, I do get what you're saying, and whenever a poll is close or tied, I get very anxious myself, believe me. I'm glad you feel better about it, though. It's always preferable when a poll closes with a clear winner, but a tie means both were worthy opponents.

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    It's cool, Pablo. Like I said I just needed to get it off my chest. Glad you acknowledge the flaws. Go forth and tabulate!!! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    A "stated vote" is simply a regurgitation of an "actual vote" that has already been cast.

    Strangely, this is not always the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    A "stated vote" is simply a regurgitation of an "actual vote" that has already been cast.

    Strangely, this is not always the case.
    When would it not? Why would someone vote for one song and then negate that vote by saying they voted for another?
    Hearts are tough, she said, most times hearts don't break, and I'm sure that's right . . . but what about then? What about who we were then? What about hearts in Atlantis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwritecode View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    A "stated vote" is simply a regurgitation of an "actual vote" that has already been cast.

    Strangely, this is not always the case.
    When would it not? Why would someone vote for one song and then negate that vote by saying they voted for another?

    Kinda my point, but whatever TPTB have clarified things. Never mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwritecode View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    A "stated vote" is simply a regurgitation of an "actual vote" that has already been cast.

    Strangely, this is not always the case.
    When would it not? Why would someone vote for one song and then negate that vote by saying they voted for another?
    I cannot account for the behavior of others but I believe it has happened. It seems I remember seeing it when comparing votes to stated votes.
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    OMFG!!!! The amount of threads!!!! I have spent at least 20 mins deleting threads about this competition I care nothing about at this stage. You guys only have 20-25 members voting, if you're lucky. Find a better way to do these things. I have participated to a degree, but the overall thread count is overwhelming. If, I posted in as many threads for the HF you would all be, and have been, up in arms!!! Find a better way I'm sure I am not the only one that is exhausted wading through the multitude of threads and duration for these things!!! I like it, but find a a way to limit it a bit!!!! Holy crap, pass the Tylenol!!! LOL LOL
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    But they're all in one subforum, right? Just don't go to that subforum. Problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by divemaster View Post
    But they're all in one subforum, right? Just don't go to that subforum. Problem solved.
    No. They are always in "Unread Messages", which is the issue. Nevermind me I suppose. Just had to get my rant out is all.
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    I hope you continue to vote as we near the end. But if you wish you can simply double-click The Forge icon to mark all threads as read before going to your unread messages. Very easy. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    I hope you continue to vote as we near the end. But if you wish you can simply double-click The Forge icon to mark all threads as read before going to your unread messages. Very easy. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Very simple solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    OMFG!!!! The amount of threads!!!! I have spent at least 20 mins deleting threads about this competition I care nothing about at this stage. You guys only have 20-25 members voting, if you're lucky. Find a better way to do these things. I have participated to a degree, but the overall thread count is overwhelming. If, I posted in as many threads for the HF you would all be, and have been, up in arms!!! Find a better way I'm sure I am not the only one that is exhausted wading through the multitude of threads and duration for these things!!! I like it, but find a a way to limit it a bit!!!! Holy crap, pass the Tylenol!!! LOL LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    OMFG!!!! The amount of threads!!!! I have spent at least 20 mins deleting threads about this competition I care nothing about at this stage. You guys only have 20-25 members voting, if you're lucky. Find a better way to do these things. I have participated to a degree, but the overall thread count is overwhelming. If, I posted in as many threads for the HF you would all be, and have been, up in arms!!! Find a better way I'm sure I am not the only one that is exhausted wading through the multitude of threads and duration for these things!!! I like it, but find a a way to limit it a bit!!!! Holy crap, pass the Tylenol!!! LOL LOL




    We 20-25 DO count as humans...members even.

    I know, of course but I am entitled to the occasional "Rant" no? BTW, got any Tylenol? LOL LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
    OMFG!!!! The amount of threads!!!! (...)
    my old heat is bleeding when I think of how I haven't been able to take more active part in this, which is an absolutely great and perfectly organised event.

    I only wish I could turn back the clock, or slow the time somehow - bogged down in my health problems again, I keep feeling sorrier and sorrier that I am missing all the fun. How it could be purposely missed or be a source of resentment, is totally beyond me

    ...and, as has already been said, there's nothing easier than just double-click on an icon. Meh.

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    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Anyone know if ladysai is OK? She's a regular voter here but has been silent since New Years. Hope nothing is wrong.

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    Yes...She is conspicuous by her absence in The Rock and Roll song game as well.

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