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Nixorbo

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« on: 07-19-2004 22:27 »
« Last Edit on: 08-25-2004 00:00 »



Same idea as last year, except with characters this time.  They are seperated into the following divisions: 20th Century, 31st Century, Creatures and Aliens, and Robots.  Voting will begin September 1st.

  • If you don't see a character listed, it's because either I forgot him/her, or I decided to omit him/her.
  • The ranking system is pretty much arbitrary.  I did try to estimate how popular each character is, but in some cases I just ranked them to create some interesting matchups.

There is a twist, however.  In the spirit of NCAA March Madness, this will also be a contest.  Save the bracket above to your hard drive, and by whatever means fill out the bracket as you think the tourney will go.  I don't care how you do it, whether by editing it in photoshop or paint, or by printing it out, filling it in by hand, then scanning it, but email your completed brackets to fallmadness04@yahoo.com by August 31st.  The top 3 or so winners will receive actual, factual prizes from me, Nixorbo, your most favoritest moderator.  More information will become available as soon as I work it out.  To enter, please use your PEEL email address and include your username in the subject line.  Entries lacking proper identification will be discarded.

Closed until I need to update/remember something I forgot, to discourage spamwhores.  That's right, I know all about you ::Points at you::

P.S.
mArc - I would like to have a seperate forum again, but not until September.  I   love you.

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« Reply #1 on: 08-01-2004 22:27 »

First Update:

Scoring

For each correct guess:

1st round (64): 1 point
2nd Round (32): 2 pts
3rd Round (Sweet 16): 4 pts
4th Round (Elite 8): 8 pts
5th round (Final 4): 16 pts
6th round (Championship match): 32 pts

Prizes:

Will be revealed at end of contest.
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« Reply #2 on: 08-19-2004 12:24 »

Let's open this puppy up for discussion, 'k?

Also, I found the easiest way to edit the brackets to be copy and paste in ms paint.
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« Reply #3 on: 08-19-2004 12:32 »

By PEEL email address you mean the one we signed up with right?
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« Reply #4 on: 08-19-2004 12:42 »

Alright, I've filled mine out. In short, I'm thinking the left side will come down to Nixon and Zoidberg, and the right side will come down to Leela and Bender. I'm not sure who has a bigger fanbase, but I'm thinking Bender will win and face off against Nixon. But I think Nixon'll win. NIXON'S BACK!
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« Reply #5 on: 08-19-2004 14:38 »

I filled mine out the day I saw this thing up, which would be July 19th I guess. I think through everything, the Professor won.
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« Reply #6 on: 08-19-2004 15:27 »

I have Leela as winning, and I too filled it out the day it was up...I may look it over again though
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« Reply #7 on: 08-19-2004 20:16 »

Maybe it's a bit late for this, but shouldn't the winner of 1 vs. 16 play the winner of 8 vs. 9, 2 vs. 15 against 7 vs. 10, etc.?
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« Reply #8 on: 08-19-2004 23:10 »
« Last Edit on: 08-19-2004 23:10 »

Reseeding?  Sure if this was based on a sport with an intelligent governing body.

But as it is, reseeding would mean too much work for everyone involved.
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« Reply #9 on: 08-19-2004 23:26 »

I'll fill mine out soon... all I know is that Pauly Shore's not going to make it past round 1.  tongue
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« Reply #10 on: 08-20-2004 16:27 »

I sent mine last night... I may not have done it right, but I'm pretty sure I did.  big grin
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« Reply #11 on: 08-20-2004 16:35 »

I don't understand this. What is this? Whatever it is, I hope Dwight wins!
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« Reply #12 on: 08-24-2004 22:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
[IMG]The top 3 or so winners will receive actual, factual prizes from me, Nixorbo, your most favoritest moderator.

Is this anything like the Peeltrix contest with prizes that no one every got?

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« Reply #13 on: 08-25-2004 00:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
But as it is, reseeding would mean too much work for everyone involved.

ie, you.

Honestly, I don't know how many people have sent in Fall Madness forms, but I'm pretty sure there hasn't been a lot.  Not that I'm advocating change, but a 7 to 10 seeded character could, under Nix's rules, make it to the semi-finals of his/her/its bracket.  I'm looking at the Robot Bracket, specifically.

Bender: "Try this, kids at home!
Warning: do not try this at home
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« Reply #14 on: 08-25-2004 22:04 »

I didn't mean reseeding, just rearranging the brackets so that they are like they are in the NCAA basketball tournaments.
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« Reply #15 on: 08-25-2004 22:40 »

@evan: I'm sure you just made a point, but I'll be darned if I have any idea what it was.

@Unknown: Umm, they ARE the NCAA brackets.  I just took the image and changed the names.  You'll notice I left the legal disclaimers about betting and stuff at the bottom.
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« Reply #16 on: 08-25-2004 22:48 »

When does this start? October?
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« Reply #17 on: 08-25-2004 23:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Voting will begin September 1st.

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« Reply #18 on: 08-25-2004 23:06 »
« Last Edit on: 08-25-2004 23:06 »

(Note: The following post happened before Nix changed the date in his first post. Nya, nya.)

So, the voting starts on September 1st, and the predictions need to be in by September 31st.

...Am I missing something, or should I have waited to send my predictions until the end of September, after the voting starts?

EDIT: Nevermind, you must have meant August 31st. Talk of a 31st day in September is nonsense (and it went unnoticed by all these nerds... tsk, tsk).
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« Reply #19 on: 08-25-2004 23:47 »

Lies!  Lies and vicious slander!
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« Reply #20 on: 08-26-2004 20:00 »

Are Canadians eligible?
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« Reply #21 on: 08-26-2004 20:48 »

What is this prize you speak of?  tongue
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« Reply #22 on: 08-26-2004 21:12 »

@Jeremy: Yeah sure why not.

@3/4: Oh, precious things.
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« Reply #23 on: 08-26-2004 21:29 »

Sweet. I'm in.
I don't even know most of these characters, but I will still crush everyone.
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« Reply #24 on: 08-26-2004 23:45 »

Forgive me if this hasn't already been said, but are we just supposed to rank these as to who would win in a fistfight?
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« Reply #25 on: 08-26-2004 23:46 »

Forgive my forward-ness, but I just assumed it was whichever character you prefered.
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« Reply #26 on: 08-26-2004 23:47 »

Nixorbo: What evan was saying was that the way tournaments are aligned, the 1-16 winner would play the 8-9 winner, the 2-15 winner would face the 7-10 winner, and so on.

So if all the seeds held up, it would be like this:

First round -- 1-16, 8-9, 4-13, 5-12, 6-11, 3-14, 7-10, 2-15 (that's the order they should appear in the brackets for each region)
Second round -- 1-8, 4-5, 3-6, 2-7
Regional semifinals -- 1-4, 2-3
Regional final -- 1-2

The way it's set up now, you'd have your 1-2 matchups in the second round, which is too early.
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« Reply #27 on: 08-27-2004 00:45 »
« Last Edit on: 08-27-2004 00:45 »

Yeah, but the 2 seeds are crap, so it shouldn't really matter. In other words: I already filled out my bracket and don't wanna do it again, so shut the heck* up.   smile

*edited so I won't be TNUK-ed.
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« Reply #28 on: 08-27-2004 05:59 »

im going for the Hypnotoad, ALL HAIL THE HYPNOTOAD!
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« Reply #29 on: 08-27-2004 06:22 »

Pah, no chance! Zoidberg shall own you all!

I sent in my entry, but as an Australian I doubt I'm eligible for a share of the fabulous prizes...
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« Reply #30 on: 08-27-2004 06:59 »

Ok, just to make sure I understand it:

I'm supposed to pick up that chart and fill in the numbers. For each couple the number of supposed winner. Then email it to that address.

Then there will be voting, public as far as I presume. In this voting, we will vote for the one we bet on previously. This way we will make The Final Chart.

Then The Final Chart will be compared with the charts we sent, rating each competitor. Depending on how predictable he/she was, he/she gets certain score. Finally, winners with highest score will be annouced.

Is that it?

I have some other questions though. First of all, how are we supposed to compare the couple? By which one is more favourite (I suppose this is it)? More intelligent (poor Fry)? Which one would win a fist fight (as I saw above)? And how will the voting look like (separate forum?!?).
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« Reply #31 on: 08-27-2004 07:08 »
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Originally posted by Xerxes:
Ok, just to make sure I understand it:

I'm supposed to pick up that chart and fill in the numbers. For each couple the number of supposed winner. Then email it to that address.

Then there will be voting, public as far as I presume. In this voting, we will vote for the one we bet on previously. This way we will make The Final Chart.

Then The Final Chart will be compared with the charts we sent, rating each competitor. Depending on how predictable he/she was, he/she gets certain score. Finally, winners with highest score will be annouced.

Is that it?

I have some other questions though. First of all, how are we supposed to compare the couple? By which one is more favourite (I suppose this is it)? More intelligent (poor Fry)? Which one would win a fist fight (as I saw above)? And how will the voting look like (separate forum?!?).
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I'm not an expert, but as I understand it:

  • If you want to enter the competition, predict the winner of each match, up to and including the final. Mark these predictions on the chart and email it to the supplied adress.
  • Each match will have a normal PEE Poll to decide the winner, in a temporary Fall Madness forum (if it's conducted in the same way as last year's Fall Madness).
  • You can vote for whoever you want- it's a general popularity contest, not a specific strength or intelligence one.
  • Once all of the matches have been decided, the entries will be scored as shown in one of the early posts of this thread. The highest scorer(s) will win the fabulous prize(s).
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« Reply #32 on: 08-27-2004 20:35 »

 
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Nixorbo: What evan was saying was that the way tournaments are aligned, the 1-16 winner would play the 8-9 winner, the 2-15 winner would face the 7-10 winner, and so on.

So if all the seeds held up, it would be like this:

First round -- 1-16, 8-9, 4-13, 5-12, 6-11, 3-14, 7-10, 2-15 (that's the order they should appear in the brackets for each region)
Second round -- 1-8, 4-5, 3-6, 2-7
Regional semifinals -- 1-4, 2-3
Regional final -- 1-2

The way it's set up now, you'd have your 1-2 matchups in the second round, which is too early.

I was also trying to say the same thing, but I don't really have a way with words.
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« Reply #33 on: 08-29-2004 23:51 »

Aren't they already ranked in terms of popularity? wouldn't it just come down to a decision between number one in each category?
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« Reply #34 on: 08-30-2004 02:29 »

Maybe that would happen in your homeland of *clicks on your profile*...America, but this is America. (bah) Anything can happen!
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« Reply #35 on: 09-01-2004 09:10 »

Voting begins today!
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« Reply #36 on: 09-01-2004 10:43 »

Hey mArc, how about a little help here?
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« Reply #37 on: 09-01-2004 19:13 »

Doubleposting for html goodness:

<h1>Brackets will be accepted until sometime tomorrow when I print them all out, probably around noon EST</h1>
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« Reply #38 on: 09-01-2004 19:18 »

Oh nice... when I get off work tonight, I'll fill one out. Thanks Nix!  smile
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