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Corribus
Corribus

Hero of Order
The Abyss Staring Back at You
posted August 22, 2017 04:24 AM
Edited by Corribus at 00:57, 06 Sep 2017.

The Random Thoughts Thread Contest

There's always a race to determine who gets to name the next "Random Thoughts" thread. Hilarity or more often moderator-frustration often ensues.

Well, no more.

I proudly announce that we will try turning it into a Random Thoughts Thread Contest. Here's how it will work:

1. When the old Random Thoughts thread reaches 50 pages, I will put out a call (in this thread) for nominations for the next thread's title.

2. Each person can provide one nomination. Nominations will be accepted until the RT thread is 55 pages in length *OR* 24 hours, whichever is more time.

3. Nominations should be sent to Galaad. Galaad will strip identifying information from them and then send the thread titles  to me (this is to remove any perceptions of bias - because I've been told I really dislike certain people).

4. Of the nominations I get, I will select my three favorite. From the remaining nominations, I will also select a 4th nominee using a random number generator. I will post all four nominations in random order.

5. Members will rank their choices from favorite to least favorite via HCM (so each vote should include all three nominations). Votes will be accepted until the RT thread reaches 60 pages *OR* 24 hours, whichever lasts longer.

6. The nominee with the most points (3 points for each 'favorite' vote, 2 for each '2nd favorite vote', 1 point for each 'third favorite' vote, and 0 points for each last place vote) is the winner. If a voter ranks less than all four, unranked nominations will receive zero points

7. I will reveal the winner, who will be given the opportunity to create the new RT thread, after which the old thread will be closed. In the event of ties, the winner will be the one with the most 3-point scores, and if there's still a tie, I will work my way down from there. If after all tie breakers there is still a tie, my vote determines the winner.

8. Why does my vote break the tie? Because I'm the king, that's why.

9. To keep things interesting and motivate creative thread titles, this thread will immortalize winners and winning entries. Anyone successfully winning 3 contests will receive a +QP for the honor.

10. If this goes well, special editions and topics may eventually be created.

11. Naturally, all entries should conform to the Code of Conduct.

12. Cheaters will be brutally punished. Like, drawn and quartered with a dull screwdriver or something. And that's nothing compared to what will happen to someone who creates a Random Thoughts thread who is NOT a winner.

You may use this thread for commentary or rules discussion or whatever.
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Corribus
Corribus

Hero of Order
The Abyss Staring Back at You
posted August 22, 2017 04:24 AM
Edited by Corribus at 00:52, 06 Sep 2017.

Random Thoughts Contest Winners Immortalized Here!

Round 1: Random Thoughts: Porcelain Throne Philosophy edition, Nominated by Kipshashz


Winner tallies:

Kipshasz: +1
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Corribus
Corribus

Hero of Order
The Abyss Staring Back at You
posted August 22, 2017 04:25 AM
Edited by Corribus at 04:30, 22 Aug 2017.

Now, we've already passed the 50 post initiation point for the current Random Thoughts thread, but regardless I call the first contest open. Send your thread nomination title to Galaad now!

The nomination period will end when the Random Thoughts Slay the Troll Edition reaches 70 pages.
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NoobX
NoobX


Promising
Legendary Hero
~Knowledge is power~
posted August 22, 2017 09:32 AM

Quote:
Because I'm the king, that's why.

You're the king?
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Galaad
Galaad

Hero of Order
Li mort as morz, li vif as vis
posted August 22, 2017 09:49 AM

Best of luck everyone, come up with creative titles.
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artu
artu


Promising
Undefeatable Hero
My BS sensor is tingling again
posted August 22, 2017 12:03 PM

I sent one but something has changed and on iPad, I can no longer send instant messages with HC Messenger, it just doesnt function, dead button.

I used the e-mail facility instead, first time I'm using it so please inform me if it's properly sent, Galaad.
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Galaad
Galaad

Hero of Order
Li mort as morz, li vif as vis
posted August 22, 2017 12:10 PM

Didn't receive any e-mail, not in spam either.
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artu
artu


Promising
Undefeatable Hero
My BS sensor is tingling again
posted August 22, 2017 12:19 PM

Turns out I can still reply to IM's, you send me one and I'll reply.
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you guys are after some sort of systemized system - tsar

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tSar-Ivor
tSar-Ivor


Legendary Hero
A - Ω
posted August 22, 2017 12:28 PM
Edited by tSar-Ivor at 12:39, 22 Aug 2017.

Quote:
12. Cheaters will be brutally punished. Like, drawn and quartered with a dull screwdriver or something. And that's nothing compared to what will happen to someone who creates a Random Thoughts thread who is NOT a winner.


Your systematic approach to a chaotic natural phenomenon is very disconcerting, it's like issuing rights to breed to only the winner when in reality we're all free to do so. It's lies I tell you!

I oppose this move, the only reason we even have new wity names for RT threads isn't cause we wanna, it's cause some bloke comes up with a chicken-**** argument that it can't be longer than 50 pages. And now this same person has got it in his head that this system is now a fun experience when all it confounds is his own lazyness.

This idea is daft, RT threads, I'm sure much to your displeasure have always been chosen by the community, the best survives, not because of some clear quality, we're merely drawn to certain things perhaps a little more than others, anyhow RT threads and their choosing is down to us, so suck it up big guy, you created this system by stating the RT threads must die at a certain point, and now you want to have control over the mode of transfer.

Not that it matters to me at all, the old system is still very valid, if my, or anyone else's thread is more popular than the one you pick you'd have to close your own thread. So bring it on. BRING IT ON!

Dress it up as a fun experience for the peons to revitilize things, but we can see you, you have plenty of eyeballs with which to see with, but each is a gateway into your black heart, and my what a pretty sight.
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Maurice
Maurice

Hero of Order
Part of the furniture
posted August 22, 2017 01:09 PM

All nice and fun, but ...

Corribus said:
In the event of ties, the winner will be the one with the most 2-point scores, and if there's still a tie, then it will be the one with the most 2 point score that also has the most 1 point scores.


... do I have to be the first to point out that if you have winners that tie on the most 2-point scores, they will by definition also tie on 1-point scores?
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Galaad
Galaad

Hero of Order
Li mort as morz, li vif as vis
posted August 22, 2017 01:12 PM

In your dreams tSar, what has been happening in reality is the first one opened was the new RT thread, and all others were closed regardless of which was more popular.
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tSar-Ivor
tSar-Ivor


Legendary Hero
A - Ω
posted August 22, 2017 01:15 PM
Edited by tSar-Ivor at 13:16, 22 Aug 2017.

Not always, besides doesn't change the fact that you guys are after some sort of systemized system that's rather insulting. There's no rules against opening an RT thread, or something of the like now. The mods seem to think that it's some kind of fetish they can control.
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Galaad
Galaad

Hero of Order
Li mort as morz, li vif as vis
posted August 22, 2017 01:19 PM

What are you talking about? Creative contests are fun and you can even squeeze a QP out of it. If you don't want to participate that's fine, but it also might finally be your chance to get your own RT running for once.
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tSar-Ivor
tSar-Ivor


Legendary Hero
A - Ω
posted August 22, 2017 01:22 PM
Edited by tSar-Ivor at 13:23, 22 Aug 2017.

Can't bait me into that, qps are not exactly rewards, and a contest is not fun when it's essentially a brazen act to put a lovely shackle around our wrists. Don't even try to sell this little gambit as some benevolent act for our benefit.
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Corribus
Corribus

Hero of Order
The Abyss Staring Back at You
posted August 22, 2017 01:54 PM

Maurice said:
... do I have to be the first to point out that if you have winners that tie on the most 2-point scores, they will by definition also tie on 1-point scores?

Good point, I changed the score values at the last minute and didn't bother to check. I'll post a new tie-breaking rules shortly.
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Stevie
Stevie


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
HC SUPPORTER
posted August 22, 2017 03:16 PM
Edited by Stevie at 18:35, 23 Aug 2017.

Alright, sounds interesting.

May I suggest a wildcard option be added as well? A title chosen randomly apart from the ones selected by Corribus. Could spice things up a bit.
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Galaad
Galaad

Hero of Order
Li mort as morz, li vif as vis
posted August 31, 2017 12:08 AM

Page 70 is almost there, don't forget to send me your title before it's too late!
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AlHazin
AlHazin


Promising
Supreme Hero
Tutto possibile
posted August 31, 2017 12:15 AM

King Gryphonbus said:
Because I'm the king, that's why.


Lol, you sure like power.

Best rule ever.
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Galaad
Galaad

Hero of Order
Li mort as morz, li vif as vis
posted August 31, 2017 03:09 PM

I've sent the titles to Corribus, until next time!
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Corribus
Corribus

Hero of Order
The Abyss Staring Back at You
posted September 01, 2017 04:45 AM
Edited by Corribus at 00:58, 06 Sep 2017.

Ok, here begins the voting for Round 1.

I kind of liked Stevie's idea of adding one randomly determined contender in addition to the three I select. This gives the added benefit of helping out with tie breakers.

So there were ten entries, I selected my three favorites, and then I used a RNG to select the fourth.

In no particular order, the four contenders are:

1. Random Thoughts: The Importance of Being Erwin Edition
2. Random Thoughts: Jet Propelled Dragons Edition
3. Random Thoughts: Porcelain Throne Philosophy edition
4. Random Thoughts: The Tin Foil Hat Edition

Please vote by sending me an HCM, and don't forget to rank them from most favorite to least favorite. You have until the current RT thread reaches 75 pages to vote, at which point I will declare the winner.

I will update the first post with some of these rule changes as well.



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