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Message 1425358 - Posted: 7 Oct 2013, 18:34:58 UTC - in response to Message 1425287.

Rules rules rules rules

The main point is that the Beets caption thread remains alive and and inviting for people to want to participate in. Clearly what we don't want is one to drag on for 4 or 5 days or to have dozens of entries. At the moment under my temporary stewardship we have 9 entries and (shock horror, smack my bum ...) we are 5 hours or so over the 48. So what? I couldn't give a tuppeny damn!!! If people don't like it tough! If the Mods don't like it tough!

I am working within the spirit of the rules as intended, without being bound by petty demarcations. The most important thing is for the current winner to post during the contest to show that they are keeping an eye on it and that it won't fall through the floorboards and be forgotten. That to me is the most important part.

Point taken here. What say ye all?

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Message 1425409 - Posted: 7 Oct 2013, 21:05:57 UTC

I agree with Chris.

I also want to remind you that some versions took longer than 5 days and this wasn`t a big drame imho.

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Message 1425520 - Posted: 8 Oct 2013, 1:48:38 UTC

Yes, we all have a life and need to sleep sometime.
All comments need to be posted here, unless we are waiting for a new pic.
This includes the current owner. This is why Gary started this thread.

The Mods should move any comments posted during the contest here, without having to be prompted.
This is also part of the Job description knowing the rules of the various games and enforcing them.
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Message 1425641 - Posted: 8 Oct 2013, 6:31:47 UTC - in response to Message 1425520.

Yes, we all have a life and need to sleep sometime.
All comments need to be posted here, unless we are waiting for a new pic.
This includes the current owner. This is why Gary started this thread.

The Mods should move any comments posted during the contest here, without having to be prompted.
This is also part of the Job description knowing the rules of the various games and enforcing them.


As a former mod, Not every mod visits every thread posted. I know there was no way I could read every thread and automatically move threads with out a red x saying hey this is not right what say you.

My biggest bitch and still is, Is the winners when they have to start a new thread not copying and pasteing the rules to a new thread. And then seeing new posters getting reamed out for not following the rules.

Yes they are rules, But there is aslo leeway in enforcing them.
Back when I had to look up Beets original rules it was 24 hours with a minimun of ten captions. There never was a cap on how many in the 10 hours.

As I see there is a big flap starting about the rules, Maybe you need another rules convention to change and or modify them.

I used to play Beets, so it is one thread I still read and keep up on just like this discussion thread.
Thats my 2 cents worth.
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Message 1425677 - Posted: 8 Oct 2013, 10:26:51 UTC

As I see there is a big flap starting about the rules, Maybe you need another rules convention to change and or modify them.

No big flap James, just that some get a bit uptight trying to enforce rules to the letter. "Yes they are rules, But there is also leeway in enforcing them". Yes I agree entirely.

But I would suggest replacing "rules" with "guidelines". Minimum of 10 entries maximum of 15-20 entries. 48 to 72 hours max entry time, with the previous winner making a post during it, seems to be the most equitable way forward so far. I reckon we can self regulate ourselves.

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Message 1425751 - Posted: 8 Oct 2013, 14:23:51 UTC - in response to Message 1425641.

Yes, we all have a life and need to sleep sometime.
All comments need to be posted here, unless we are waiting for a new pic.
This includes the current owner. This is why Gary started this thread.

The Mods should move any comments posted during the contest here, without having to be prompted.
This is also part of the Job description knowing the rules of the various games and enforcing them.


As a former mod, Not every mod visits every thread posted. I know there was no way I could read every thread and automatically move threads with out a red x saying hey this is not right what say you.

My biggest bitch and still is, Is the winners when they have to start a new thread not copying and pasteing the rules to a new thread. And then seeing new posters getting reamed out for not following the rules.

Yes! It's mine too.

Yes they are rules, But there is aslo leeway in enforcing them.

Thats my 2 cents worth.

I agree with that too, and I'll gladly give you 2 cents for it. (Or even a drink on me at Rocky's.)

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Message 1426016 - Posted: 9 Oct 2013, 5:45:08 UTC

I sure hope its not just two cents worth of drink:)
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Message 1426023 - Posted: 9 Oct 2013, 6:00:55 UTC

I think the drinks are on the CRL today. #16 and nipping at Team China's toes.
Someone please take a screen shot.
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Message 1426026 - Posted: 9 Oct 2013, 6:07:09 UTC - in response to Message 1426023.

I think the drinks are on the CRL today. #16 and nipping at Team China's toes.
Someone please take a screen shot.

We just went over China. I did a cut and paste on the team site.
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Message 1426029 - Posted: 9 Oct 2013, 6:20:13 UTC

Thank you James. It looks like we now nibbling at the toes of my Mutterland.
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Message 1426271 - Posted: 9 Oct 2013, 19:35:12 UTC - in response to Message 1426037.

yummm!!
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Message 1426326 - Posted: 9 Oct 2013, 20:42:23 UTC

C'mon everybody, Angela's buying! :))
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Message 1426362 - Posted: 9 Oct 2013, 22:08:20 UTC - in response to Message 1426326.

C'mon everybody, Angela's buying! :))


In that case, I'll take them all :)

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Message 1426465 - Posted: 10 Oct 2013, 2:25:13 UTC - in response to Message 1426326.

All righty then, I could go off the wagon for that!
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Message 1426570 - Posted: 10 Oct 2013, 11:34:51 UTC

I just did!

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Message 1426664 - Posted: 10 Oct 2013, 16:39:13 UTC
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Cause this one is getting long, continued here
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=72991&postid=1426662
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