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Old January 2 2011, 08:11 AM   #376
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Re: "Face of the Enemy" Line-by-Line

I managed to miss the end again.

Well done, everyone!
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Old January 2 2011, 10:16 AM   #377
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The end? Already?

Wow, that was fast
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Old January 2 2011, 11:20 AM   #378
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Again? Well, I guess I'll wait for the next shuttle then.
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Old January 2 2011, 03:52 PM   #379
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Y'know you two really do need to at least slow down and give other people a chance to participate. I only manage to get in one or two lines per episode before you hijack the thread and finish it all in one night.
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Old January 2 2011, 06:51 PM   #380
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Well, congratulations folks!

While I appreciate the enthusiasm for these threads, I do think we're reaching a point where these "marathon" sessions have happened enough that it's started to make people feel left out of the action. I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but I think maybe we should resolve, at least for the next few threads, to self-discipline and make sure everyone has a chance to participate.

What do you all think?
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Old January 2 2011, 07:39 PM   #381
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As someone who's been on both sides of the fence, having participated in one marathon and also being buzzed trying to post, only to get passed by the marathon at warp speed, I agree. Let's try to allow more people to participate, otherwise we run the risk of ending up with only two or three people doing this.
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Old January 2 2011, 08:04 PM   #382
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As someone who's been on both sides of the fence, having participated in one marathon and also being buzzed trying to post, only to get passed by the marathon at warp speed, I agree. Let's try to allow more people to participate, otherwise we run the risk of ending up with only two or three people doing this.
I like it how it is. I've been out posted in marathon postings before. It'll happen again. I've even only been able to post once or twice because I didn't have time to post more. It's fun. Even when I'm left out, it's fun.

Besides, the 2 minute rule that was proposed in the previous thread would only give the problem of posting and editing to someone else. It could also slow the thread down long enough for people to lose interest.
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Old January 2 2011, 09:43 PM   #383
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I actually am not sure that last evening would qualify as a marathon. A Marathon finish to me is where the thread is ended after multiple hours of back and forth posting. Vanyel and I did finish it last night but it was more like an hour, and we were already in the last third of the episode, it's not like we were just past the opening credits, then didn't stop til the episode dropped.

I don't want people to be left out, that wouldn't be right, but by the same token, some of us have had a lot of fun by having great back and forths between us, and it would be a big shame if that were to end. The 2 minute thing i proposed at the end of the last one was for when there are situations when there are more than 2 posters in an attempt to maintain some order during those. And I don't think would be that useful in a situation with only 2 posters.

I've been on both sides too, there were a few episodes that finished while I was at work and unable to post. And, well that happens. But I often wasn't dwelling on that, just wanting the next one to get going.
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Old January 2 2011, 11:53 PM   #384
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This must mean something. It took us 3 day, 3 hours and 36 minutes to complete the episode. All 3's and a multiple of 3.


Are we on an island with polar bears and a smoke monster?
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Old January 3 2011, 01:10 AM   #385
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How long the marathon lasts isn't the issue, it's the idea that it's just two people tag-teaming to finish the thread, regardless of how long it takes.

Limit yourselves to 3 or 4 consecutive posts and then take a break for a few hours. It's not a race or a contest. Nobody wins anything of value if they get the last line or finish the thread in a certain amount of time.
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Old January 3 2011, 01:27 AM   #386
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This must mean something. It took us 3 day, 3 hours and 36 minutes to complete the episode. All 3's and a multiple of 3.


Are we on an island with polar bears and a smoke monster?
No, that means we're in a time loop and Data sent 3s to help us get out of it
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Old January 3 2011, 01:37 AM   #387
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If nobody wins anything, then nobody looses anything.

I find it more fun to post quickly. Sometimes I have to edit my post, sometimes I don't. It's a gamble. Last night was pretty easy, I had about a handful of posts that needed editing. In the previous thread I was editing every couple of posts. I find it fun to have to keep up.

Jump in at any point. Just pick a spot and line you want to start at, keep reloading the page and post when your turn comes up. You might get lucky, you might not. If you're not lucky, edit; if you are lucky pounce on the next line.

It's a game. Have fun, jump in and play.
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Old January 3 2011, 01:39 AM   #388
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Gul Re'jal wrote: View Post
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This must mean something. It took us 3 day, 3 hours and 36 minutes to complete the episode. All 3's and a multiple of 3.


Are we on an island with polar bears and a smoke monster?
No, that means we're in a time loop and Data sent 3s to help us get out of it
Good one. Forgot that. If I win, I think I know my choice. Which is an episode that just begs for a marathon posting.
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Old January 3 2011, 01:46 AM   #389
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If nobody wins anything, then nobody looses anything.

I find it more fun to post quickly. Sometimes I have to edit my post, sometimes I don't. It's a gamble. Last night was pretty easy, I had about a handful of posts that needed editing. In the previous thread I was editing every couple of posts. I find it fun to have to keep up.

Jump in at any point. Just pick a spot and line you want to start at, keep reloading the page and post when your turn comes up. You might get lucky, you might not. If you're not lucky, edit; if you are lucky pounce on the next line.

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Old January 3 2011, 03:41 AM   #390
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How long the marathon lasts isn't the issue, it's the idea that it's just two people tag-teaming to finish the thread, regardless of how long it takes.

Limit yourselves to 3 or 4 consecutive posts and then take a break for a few hours. It's not a race or a contest. Nobody wins anything of value if they get the last line or finish the thread in a certain amount of time.
3 to 4 posts then a mandatory break is tough to enforce and would take the fun outta the whole thing.

Personally I think what would make things better for everyone is if we got the next episode going. It probably makes us more apt to speed through something when there's days between threads. Which both does and does not make sense, but what are paradoxes for?
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