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  1. Ome

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    Like I said, I'm not saying you are making this up, but what I am saying is that I had no knowledge of this and the last time I was aware of any downtime was ages ago.
     
  2. Matthew Blaisdel

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    But who is Colin H. then? Is it another mod from here?
     
  3. Angela Channing

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    A question for the sidebar poll please:

    Which of the following games would you prefer to play?

    - The World Cup of Dynasty.
    - The World Cup of all Prime Time Soaps.
     
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  4. Willie Oleson

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    I had hoped there would be a World Cup for Dynasty and Knots Landing too. And after that a World Cup for all the prime time soaps (don't know what that theme should be: cliffhangers? characters?)
    In other words: I want it all!
     
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  5. Angela Channing

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    I like to run the World Cup twice a year so people don't get bored with the game. Last year we did Falcon Crest characters and Falcon Crest cliffhangers and so far this year we have done Dallas characters so I'll do one more game this year.

    If the vote goes for all prime time soaps, I will change the voting rules slightly to avoid fans of one particular soap just voting for characters from that show so one soap's characters won't dominate the game.

    I will still do characters from the individual soaps another time and because of the random nature of the draw for the World Cup, votes in one game are not a good predictor for how votes will go in another game.

    Whichever way the poll goes for the next game, I hope to eventually do the following World Cups:
    • Dynasty Characters
    • Knots Landing Characters
    • All 80s/90s Prime Time Soap Characters (including Dallas, Knots Landing, Falcon Crest, Flamingo Road, Dynasty and I might even include a couple from Return To Eden, depending on numbers). This will be a bigger game to include enough characters from each of the soaps and so will run for a longer time.
    • All 80s/90s Prime Time Soap Cliffhangers
    • The soaps themselves (daytime, prime time, UK, US and Australian soaps from different eras) battling against each other
    That will take us up to the end of 2020! After that, if there's still interest, I might do cliffhangers of the other soaps and characters from UK soaps and any other themes I think of or that are suggested to me.

    So @Willie Oleson, you can have it all but maybe not in the order you wanted, depending on how the vote goes.
     
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  6. Willie Oleson

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  7. Willie Oleson

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    Then I still think it should be your decision. You don't have to do what other people want - besides, a poll is just a poll.
     
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  8. Mel O'Drama

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    You can't just leave it there, Willie. I thought you were about to break into song to emphasise your point.


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  9. Willie Oleson

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    I guess I was too busy trying to manipulate comfort my dear old friend Angela Channing.
     
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  10. Angela Channing

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    I'm trying to think what song you mean. Is it Enough is Enough?
     
  11. Angela Channing

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    Like the wretched Brexit referendum, the poll isn't binding but it's useful to have an idea of what others think. I wouldn't want to prepare everything for a game that no one wants to play.
     
  12. Angela Channing

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    @Mel O'Drama I'm intrigued by the banner you have in your signature:

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    It looks like the Nancy Drew mysteries, am I correct? I never read the books but was there a story about her going to a KKK meeting? In the last picture she seems to be carrying a Klansman costume to join in with their festivities.
     
  13. Mel O'Drama

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    I was thinking of A House Is Not A Home. The verses begin with the lyric "A chair is still a chair..." and "A room is still a room...". So Willie's phrasing reminded me of that.



    Spot on, Angela.


    Oh yikes. I see what you mean. The cover is from a mystery in which she investigates what's termed a "nature cult" of counterfeiters who just happen to wear white robes for their ceremonies.

    Here's a bit of background on the book, including the controversial cover art. On reflection, I'll amend my signature very soon as it's not the nicest of connotations.
     
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  14. Angela Channing

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    No, you shouldn't feel you have to do that! I think it's funny that the illustrator didn't realise how his/her drawing could be misinterpreted. They were more innocent times, I guess.

    Those figures also look like they could be ghosts from an episode of Scooby Doo.
     
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  15. Mel O'Drama

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    Thanks, but I'm due a change anyway. Besides, somebody's got to celebrate Jaws 2's 40th anniversary. ;)


    Absolutely.
     
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  16. Angela Channing

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    I don't know when the poll ends but it's looking like a clear victory for a World Cup of all the prime time soaps.
     
  17. Ome

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    I usually give it between 5 and 7 days, or if we reach around 20/25 votes.
     
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  18. Ome

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    It's early days, but right now it's looking like SC members love their meat.
     
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  19. Willie Oleson

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    But there were also many members who wanted to do the Dynasty WC.
     
  20. Angela Channing

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    The poll was to help me decide which game to do next. The Dynasty World Cup will still happen.
     

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