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totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #80 on: 09-17-2008 01:09 »

How do we know they're telling the truth? The poll is still blind. People are at perfect liberty to avoid information whose source cannot be verified as reliable. Nix for example would tell us X was winning just to SEE if we'd vote for Y when Y was already winning anyway. Because he'd get a laugh out of it.

Those stupid enough to be influenced by such comments will undoubtedly be stupid enough to be influenced by other factors as well.

Blind poll suck, anyhow. I liked being able to see the changing nature of the public vote.
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« Reply #81 on: 09-19-2008 05:16 »

Yeah, but the blind poll is more honest.  I like that.  I'm finally able to put the old POTM Melllvar's Theorum to bed.  Feels good.
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« Reply #82 on: 09-19-2008 08:25 »

I believe you're incorrect in that assumption Melll.

This is from wikipeelia about your postulation:
It states that, in many Poster of the Month final votes, a two-horse race will develop between one posted who is popular on the main forum and one who is popular in #futuramachat.

What I infer is that your Theorum suggests that #futuramachat has a great influence over PEEL than what is easily noticed.  Other than the two-horse race factor, which shouldn't even be considered because these Fall Madness polls only have two choices, the poll being blind would not change the influence of a specific group. 

Blind polls might inhibit individuals from being influenced by whichever candidate seems most likely to win; I don't think this is actually true though since people are already voicing their opinions over the polls.  Statements such as "VelourFog is definitely going to win" would certainly influenced individual entities who are easily influenced by such things.... whether they can see the poll or not.... although it may not be as strong as seeing a poll lead by 20 on one side.

In conclusion, many individuals are influenced to vote by how they perceive the results (examples could include "I'm voting for X just so they don't get shut out") whether or not they can see the polls.  I agree with tnuk in this instance.... I would prefer if the polls were viewable (say after you voted, so your vote would be less influenced by the current state of the poll) so that we could actively see how the polls are being changed.  I believe this would encourage people to get more excited about their participation in the whole event.
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« Reply #83 on: 09-21-2008 06:23 »

Nixorbo's Blowout Watch!
(Only closed polls counted)

Winner must have collected 66% of the vote to be counted as a blowout.

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Capn' Skusting         -27 (81.8%)
Melbee           -6 (18.2%)

FishyJoe           -32 (80%)
Wooter         -8 (20%)

[-mArc-]           -32 (78%)
Juliet         -9 (22%)

Venus           -30 (76.9%)
Coldangel_1         -9 (23.1%)

totalnerduk           -30 (76.9%)
Nerd-O-Rama         -9 (23.1%)

Nixorbo           -32 (76.2%)
TheLesbianLeela         -10 (23.8%)

Pitt Clemens           -27 (75%)
Officer 1BDI         -9 (25%)

Archie2k           -24 (72.7%)
tongueluck         -9 (27.3%)

~FazeShift~         -25 (71.4%)
GhoulishMoose           -10 (28.6%)

TheMadCapper           -28 (68.3%)
Jeremy         -13 (31.7%)

So far nobody has appeared twice on the list.  Stay tuned for more developments!
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« Reply #84 on: 09-21-2008 06:36 »

Whoa, since when is this all about winning? I thought it was about having fun with friends. smile

*takes his 2 losses and goes home*
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« Reply #85 on: 09-21-2008 07:52 »

Only 28 people voted in David and my poll, as opposed to around 35-40 in all the others - which means that there were quite a few abstainers.

Which further means I'm likely to get mercilessly pummeled by Nix next round. Yay!
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« Reply #86 on: 09-21-2008 16:14 »

Whoa, since when is this all about winning? I thought it was about having fun with friends. smile

*takes his 2 losses and goes home*

At least you only got blown out once.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #87 on: 09-21-2008 17:32 »

Only 28 people voted in David and my poll, as opposed to around 35-40 in all the others - which means that there were quite a few abstainers.

Which further means I'm likely to get mercilessly pummeled by Nix next round. Yay!

Which means that we may see Nix squaring up to Randi. Which will be an interesting match. But it will probably come down to Nix vs. Faze. Faze will wipe the floor with Nix, thanks to his hardcore devotees. Which is not as interesting as it could be.
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« Reply #88 on: 09-21-2008 18:41 »

Yivo polls will close tomorrow. Zapp polls will close Tuesday. The next round and the updated bracket will appear on Thursday.
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« Reply #89 on: 09-22-2008 20:35 »

Only 28 people voted in David and my poll, as opposed to around 35-40 in all the others - which means that there were quite a few abstainers.

I think at least part of that might be because it dropped off of the first page.  I'm just surprised that the vote was as close as it was.

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Which further means I'm likely to get mercilessly pummeled by Nix next round. Yay!

Yeah, I'd say good luck, but I don't think luck will help much against Nix.
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« Reply #90 on: 09-24-2008 18:15 »

I won against Bergy? *Head explodes*

Who I may add was a good chap and all.
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« Reply #91 on: 09-24-2008 18:21 »

He still is! He's still alive!
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« Reply #92 on: 09-24-2008 18:24 »

Oh, thanks a lot TotalPolarizingUK.

Good show Nurdy. No hard feelings.

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totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #93 on: 09-24-2008 23:17 »

I'm sorry. frown Shoulda realised that once you say somebody's got it in the bag, they're cursed.
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« Reply #94 on: 09-25-2008 00:47 »


Updated Date should be "24 Sept 2008".

The next round starts tomorrow. Make predictions in the Predictions thread.
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« Reply #95 on: 09-25-2008 00:58 »

I might beat Nils. Just maybe. It's possible, but I'm aware there's a fair chance I'll lose. But then I'd be up against Spiff or Archie. I don't fancy my chances against either. And if by a miracle I go through, I'd be facing one of four real heavyweights, in terms of PEELer popularity.

I think I might be boned.
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« Reply #96 on: 09-25-2008 01:48 »

tnuk: it is a possibility.

Meanwhile I get to face off with a bunch of unknowns in Yivo. I mean, Ninaka? DrThunder? Airbagfailure? Nasty Pasty? Who are these people? I think weiner made some of these up.
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« Reply #97 on: 09-25-2008 05:58 »

Lol.

weiner, you forgot to cross out Zoidberg227.  Also.... I think Tweek and Zed85 got a tie. smile
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« Reply #98 on: 09-25-2008 08:54 »

I think weinie cast the tie breaking vote and Zed won.
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« Reply #99 on: 09-25-2008 09:18 »

That's a pretty serious accusation, Chayburger. I'm gonna need to see some hard evidence, if you know what I mean. Some hard, veiny, circumcised, Aussie evidence, if you know what I mean. E-mail me if you don't know what I mean.

HONK HONK!
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #100 on: 09-25-2008 13:03 »

That's a pretty serious accusation, Chayburger. I'm gonna need to see some hard evidence, if you know what I mean. Some hard, veiny, circumcised, Aussie evidence, if you know what I mean. E-mail me if you don't know what I mean.

HONK HONK!

A kangaroo penis?
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« Reply #101 on: 09-25-2008 13:35 »

...okay, when BdC checks his email, your comment will be scary...
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« Reply #102 on: 09-25-2008 14:31 »

Damn, I'm up against everyones favourite Fireman. I'm screwed.
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« Reply #103 on: 09-25-2008 14:54 »

No.  You're up against VelourFog. smile
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« Reply #104 on: 09-25-2008 16:31 »

Which I'm sure is a comfort.
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« Reply #105 on: 09-25-2008 20:25 »

Still, if anyone has the support base to unseat VF...it's Faze.  But if Faze had a spunky sidekick who slowed the VelourFoggernaut just enough for the real hero to save the day, it might just be Nurdbot.

That being said, this next round is going to have some close matches...except for Yivo, unfortunately for me.  A lot of them are too close to call.
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« Reply #106 on: 09-25-2008 20:35 »
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The following matchups I see being close:

Fishy and Capper
ff and Faze
Kloudes and Mom
Melll and Rach
DrT and Airbags - actually, no, I see this one being heavy on the "I'm sorry, Doc, but Airbag's airbags command me"-type votes/posts.
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« Reply #107 on: 09-25-2008 22:10 »

So all of them? confused

What about the two commies?
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« Reply #108 on: 09-25-2008 22:23 »

...okay, when BdC checks his email, your comment will be scary...

He's not kidding.  cry
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« Reply #109 on: 09-26-2008 10:40 »

DrT and Airbags - actually, no, I see this one being heavy on the "I'm sorry, Doc, but Airbag's airbags command me"-type votes/posts.
I know.  I could try to discredit her with dirty pictures, but posting those would only serve to help her.
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« Reply #110 on: 09-26-2008 10:50 »

I'm severely frakked.

Does anyone want to help me with a smear campaign?

Melll eats babies! The other day, I saw him wearing shorts with ankle socks and sandals!
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #111 on: 09-26-2008 13:51 »

I think you probably saw him with a baby, eating some shorts.
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« Reply #112 on: 09-26-2008 15:24 »

That is TOO funny! laff
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« Reply #113 on: 09-26-2008 16:24 »

Yeah, seriously TNUK. Just fucking stop it okay?
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« Reply #114 on: 09-26-2008 17:04 »
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Do you kiss you rmother with that....hand? confused
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #115 on: 09-26-2008 17:59 »

DrT and Airbags - actually, no, I see this one being heavy on the "I'm sorry, Doc, but Airbag's airbags command me"-type votes/posts.
I know.  I could try to discredit her with dirty pictures, but posting those would only serve to help her.

You could try discrediting her with clean pictures. Those would almost certainly hurt her campaign tongue
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« Reply #116 on: 09-26-2008 22:08 »

I think you probably saw him with a baby, eating some shorts.

I'll eat your shorts!  No wait... that doesn't work.

I see it being close, time for some promises:  Vote for me, and there'll be cuddles!  Don't vote for me, and I'll squeeze tighter. tongue
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« Reply #117 on: 09-27-2008 00:23 »

The following matchups I see being close:

Kloudes and Mom

How the hell can I POSSIBLY win this one?  Should I give my concession speech now or do I play on the sympathy vote?

Remember people, I've birthed NP and BW... and adopted Rabid Pixy.  Give me some sympathy votes here...... smile
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« Reply #118 on: 09-27-2008 00:43 »

The following matchups I see being close:

Kloudes and Mom

How the hell can I POSSIBLY win this one?  Should I give my concession speech now or do I play on the sympathy vote?

Remember people, I've birthed NP and BW... and adopted Rabid Pixy.  Give me some sympathy votes here...... smile

Oh Mom, you don't need sympathy votes.

You have mine, at least.
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« Reply #119 on: 09-27-2008 01:18 »

That'll be another coin-toss.
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