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Discussion in 'Forum Games and Randomness' started by Cuttleshock, 19 October 2017.

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  1. Cuttleshock

    Cuttleshock Shuffle Champion (and Celeste!)

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    Yip yip!

    New LPW, new rules. Please feel free to debate this, but I wanna try something different, whilst staying true to the spirit of the threads.

    Usual stuff: don't double-post in the last pages of the thread, be nice, tell me off if I'm being mean to newcomers!

    This thread's post count will work slightly differently.
    • Between posts #9861 and #9900 (on pages 494 and 495), we'll hold a roll-call.
    • If at least six (6) people answer up to 5 minutes after we pass page 495, Last Post will be #10,000.
    • Failing that, we wait another 1000 posts - another roll-call is held on pages 544 and 545, and if that succeeds, Last Post is #11,000.
    • This repeats up to five times. If all five roll-calls fail to get enough people, Last Post is set at #15,000, regardless of how many people show up on that day.
    • Extra condition: If the thread has not reached #9000 as of May 1st, 2018, then the previous is all disregarded and Last Post is #10,000. (If it hasn't reached #8000, then Last Post is #9000, and so on.)
    I'd like to get feedback on if the numbers I'm using seem reasonable - should we only require five people, say? Should we start the roll-call earlier, or later? Make the registration window longer? What happens if we race past the roll-call? (My instinct would be to halt the race once it reached the beginning of the roll-call pages, but that'd be an unnatural shift in momentum.)

    I love you people. Happy posting!
     
  2. Cendaquenta

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    first

    (sorry)
     
  3. Pigasus

    Pigasus Hogs the bed

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    second

    (not sorry)
     
  4. Mane25

    Mane25 Honorary Pony

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    Fourth

    (apologies)
     
  5. Bellzor

    Bellzor 1% Tea, 99% Hot gas.

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    I'm also here, sorry.
     
  6. Cuttleshock

    Cuttleshock Shuffle Champion (and Celeste!)

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    I'm sorry to hear that.
     
  7. Pigasus

    Pigasus Hogs the bed

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    What's with the apostrophe in the title?
     
  8. Cuttleshock

    Cuttleshock Shuffle Champion (and Celeste!)

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    I'll give you time.
     
  9. Bellzor

    Bellzor 1% Tea, 99% Hot gas.

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    Shorthand for 2017, isn't it?

    In other news, the rain is pouring down here now.
     
  10. Mane25

    Mane25 Honorary Pony

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    Anyway, it sounds fine but what do you mean by "If at least six (6) people answer up to 5 minutes after we pass page 495"? When does the timer start, and who starts it?
     
  11. Cendaquenta

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    Oh, the worst phrase: "DIY it yourself".
     
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    Cuttleshock Shuffle Champion (and Celeste!)

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    There's a moment in Gatchaman CROWDS like that.
    I might take that bit out. I was thinking that informally, someone can 'sign up' up to 5 minutes or so after #9900 is posted, as a race won't be going if there weren't already enough people, so it should still be a while away from #10,000. It's just to prevent the small window from being a restriction. Like, I just don't want a race starting a mere 20 posts from the end.
     
  13. Bellzor

    Bellzor 1% Tea, 99% Hot gas.

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    Home time in an hour.
    That's called repeating yourself.
     
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    Princess Demandy-pants Notably absent.

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    *consumes dry cookie crisp as a snack* This ain't like normal cookies.

    Got the first of my forms to fill in for Germany. Looks like I'll be doing exams for the last 3 weeks of July instead of the middle of May.
     
  15. Rare80

    Rare80 His Rareness

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    I hate job fairs, or anything with crowds in general.
     
  16. Bexa164

    Bexa164 Sand Guardian and Team Rocket member. They/them

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    Woah only just saw this.
    hey
     
  17. Cendaquenta

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    Welcome to the new digs, Bex.

    Watching Persepolis on Prime.
     
  18. Bellzor

    Bellzor 1% Tea, 99% Hot gas.

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    That's one of those films I used to always notice in shops like HMV for sale.

    Home time now, and it's still raining.
    They're a hassle at any rate.
     
  19. sten whik

    sten whik Space

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    Just came back to find that I had missed the apocalypse. :eek:
    Also dat .html in the title, good job the auto thread namer replaces things with dashes. :p
     
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  20. Pigasus

    Pigasus Hogs the bed

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    What dashes?
     
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