cup 11 -thoughts..

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Re: cup 11 -thoughts..

Postby whodathunkit » 24 Feb 2011, 19:24

I'm getting that strange Booming noise in my ears again :? .
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Re: cup 11 -thoughts..

Postby John_K » 24 Feb 2011, 20:16

whodathunkit wrote:I'm getting that strange Booming noise in my ears again :? .


If he wins it 3 times does he get to keep it..?

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Re: cup 11 -thoughts..

Postby Loki » 25 Feb 2011, 00:54

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Copehead wrote:At the moment people are exhausted by the final and no one really gives a toss who wins they are just glad the pain has stopped.

:lol:

I was thinking (uh-oh) about this the other day....what about starting out with a list of 5 instead of ten? Then the final lists wouldn't be quite as....cumbersome. Just a thought.

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Re: cup 11 -thoughts..

Postby Matty Red Sox » 25 Feb 2011, 08:51

Loki wrote:
Loki wrote:
Copehead wrote:At the moment people are exhausted by the final and no one really gives a toss who wins they are just glad the pain has stopped.

:lol:

I was thinking (uh-oh) about this the other day....what about starting out with a list of 5 instead of ten? Then the final lists wouldn't be quite as....cumbersome. Just a thought.

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Re: cup 11 -thoughts..

Postby Goat Boy » 25 Feb 2011, 19:41

Who's this Special Sauce character? Seems a bit suss a newbie signing up and just voting in the cup and not posting anywhere else.
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Re: cup 11 -thoughts..

Postby the masked man » 25 Feb 2011, 20:13

Yeah, I know. Initially he or she tried to vote before getting approved, and I discounted those votes as this was not yet a full member of the board. Since approval, I have accepted the votes from Special Sauce in good faith, but I'm well aware that this could be an alias - but I don't really want to believe someone would be desperate enough to create an alias just to skew the voting in the BCB Cup.

Whatever, the truth, it would be nice if this Special Sauce character could introduce themselves to the board properly.

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Re: cup 11 -thoughts..

Postby The Modernist » 25 Feb 2011, 20:14

the masked man wrote:Yeah, I know. Initially he or she tried to vote before getting approved, and I discounted those votes as this was not yet a full member of the board. Since approval, I have accepted the votes from Special Sauce in good faith, but I'm well aware that this could be an alias - but I don't really want to believe someone would be desperate enough to create an alias just to skew the voting in the BCB Cup.

Whatever, the truth, it would be nice if this Special Sauce character could introduce themselves to the board properly.


Karma Policeman has done the same and nothing was said.

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Re: cup 11 -thoughts..

Postby the masked man » 25 Feb 2011, 20:19

Slightly different in that KP has at least signed up for the tournament and submitted a list.

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Re: cup 11 -thoughts..

Postby Goat Boy » 25 Feb 2011, 20:40

the masked man wrote:Yeah, I know. Initially he or she tried to vote before getting approved, and I discounted those votes as this was not yet a full member of the board. Since approval, I have accepted the votes from Special Sauce in good faith, but I'm well aware that this could be an alias - but I don't really want to believe someone would be desperate enough to create an alias just to skew the voting in the BCB Cup.

Whatever, the truth, it would be nice if this Special Sauce character could introduce themselves to the board properly.


I think it's dodgy.
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Re: cup 11 -thoughts..

Postby Nikki Gradual » 25 Feb 2011, 20:57

I got stuck in a meeting and missed voting for the lists that closed tonight. Sorry. :oops:
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Re: cup 11 -thoughts..

Postby Ranking Ted » 26 Feb 2011, 17:03

Goat Boy wrote:
the masked man wrote:Yeah, I know. Initially he or she tried to vote before getting approved, and I discounted those votes as this was not yet a full member of the board. Since approval, I have accepted the votes from Special Sauce in good faith, but I'm well aware that this could be an alias - but I don't really want to believe someone would be desperate enough to create an alias just to skew the voting in the BCB Cup.

Whatever, the truth, it would be nice if this Special Sauce character could introduce themselves to the board properly.


I think it's dodgy.

Me too. Just checked the posting record and nothing other than "A" or "B" has been submitted. The only thing that stops me from thinking he/she is definitely an alias is that surely no-one is so sad as to create one merely to aid their Cup chances. Having said that, given some of the whining this year...

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Re: cup 11 -thoughts..

Postby Jeff K » 27 Feb 2011, 03:46

Fortunately I don't think this 'special sauce' poster hasn't affected the outcome of any of the matches but it does look fishy. If Jethro gave a shit about the BCB Cup and SS's vote did tip the balance, I would ask him to trace the IP address.

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Re: cup 11 -thoughts..

Postby whodathunkit » 27 Feb 2011, 11:34

Tiebreakers. Do A and B correspond with the A and B of the drawn tie? So do you try and work out who is who? Shouldn't really I suppose. Just judge the five on their own merits. But then you could end up voting against a list you originally favoured. Tricky.

There's something wrong with the way we do tiebreakers. I dont know what it is though :? .
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Re: cup 11 -thoughts..

Postby BlueMeanie » 27 Feb 2011, 11:36

whodathunkit wrote:Tiebreakers. Do A and B correspond with the A and B of the drawn tie? So do you try and work out who is who? Shouldn't really I suppose. Just judge the five on their own merits. But then you could end up voting against a list you originally favoured. Tricky.

There's something wrong with the way we do tiebreakers. I dont know what it is though :? .


I was wondering this myself. It could be that you're not over fond of a new 5, but the original list is still good enough to make you vote for it. But how would you know?
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Re: cup 11 -thoughts..

Postby Goat Boy » 27 Feb 2011, 11:45

When does round 4 begin? Tonight?
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Re: cup 11 -thoughts..

Postby whodathunkit » 27 Feb 2011, 11:47

Of course, in the next round they'll be reunited with their original list. By which time you'll be bored with them and end up voting for the other bugger.
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Re: cup 11 -thoughts..

Postby Neige » 27 Feb 2011, 16:47

whodathunkit wrote:Of course, in the next round they'll be reunited with their original list. By which time you'll be bored with them and end up voting for the other bugger.


That's true.

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Re: cup 11 -thoughts..

Postby the masked man » 27 Feb 2011, 17:18

whodathunkit wrote:Tiebreakers. Do A and B correspond with the A and B of the drawn tie? So do you try and work out who is who? Shouldn't really I suppose. Just judge the five on their own merits. But then you could end up voting against a list you originally favoured. Tricky.

There's something wrong with the way we do tiebreakers. I dont know what it is though :? .


For the record, A & B do not necessarily correspond to the original A & B. I assign the position of 'A' to the first of the two PMs I notice without reference to the original tie.

Some good points about the deficiencies with the current tie-break situation, though. The question is, can anyone suggest anything better?

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Re: cup 11 -thoughts..

Postby Copehead » 27 Feb 2011, 18:15

the masked man wrote:Some good points about the deficiencies with the current tie-break situation, though. The question is, can anyone suggest anything better?


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Re: cup 11 -thoughts..

Postby Goat Boy » 27 Feb 2011, 18:51

the masked man wrote:
whodathunkit wrote:Tiebreakers. Do A and B correspond with the A and B of the drawn tie? So do you try and work out who is who? Shouldn't really I suppose. Just judge the five on their own merits. But then you could end up voting against a list you originally favoured. Tricky.

There's something wrong with the way we do tiebreakers. I dont know what it is though :? .


For the record, A & B do not necessarily correspond to the original A & B. I assign the position of 'A' to the first of the two PMs I notice without reference to the original tie.

Some good points about the deficiencies with the current tie-break situation, though. The question is, can anyone suggest anything better?


I assumed they did correspond and I can't be the only one thinking that. Surely the whole list should be shown?
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