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First, some FAQs for noobs:What is a roulette? The concept of a 'Roulette' was introduced by Orcus here, as a way for members to share music in a fun and game-like format.What is the format of a Roulette? Organizers chose. The basic premise is to pick/invite some contestants, each submits one song per round, and the songs get ranked/scored by the organizer. Number of rounds (usually anywhere between 5 and 10), scoring scale, themes, limitations etc.. is at the organizer's discretion.How do I sign up for one? Just ask. Bolsters will add you to the list.Suggestions for Organizers: Be considerate of your participants, and those 'Up Next'.1) Keep the pace moving at a reasonable pace. 1 week per round seems to be the usual expectation. Faster if you want to; slower if/when real life gets hectic - but let your participants know if that's the case. Don't expect your participants or those on the waiting list to be too thrilled if you're consistently running weeks or months between rounds.2) There's no reason a complete competition should run longer than 2 months. If does, you're probably running too many rounds, too slow, or both. If you can't consistently commit a couple of hours a week to listen to the songs submitted, rank/score them, and write a couple of sentences on your thoughts, you're not ready to run a roulette. 3) Before it's your turn, try to have your participants lined up and ready to go.4) Make it FUN!Suggestions for Participants:1) Be attentive. If you can't be at DTF to follow the competition every few days and submit songs in a timely manner, you're not ready to participate in a Roulette. Don't take 2 weeks to think of a song to submit. Be considerate of your organizer, fellow competitors, and those on the waiting list.2) If/when the real world gets in the way, and you can't/won't be at DTF to check up on the competition (example - vacations), let your organizer know, and see if you can pre-submit some songs.3) Have FUN!Above all else.....HAVE/MAKE IT FUN!!
Thanks Bolsters, I've stickied this and locked and un-stickied the other one. Let me know whenever you need to move any completed ones to the Archive!
Hey man, great job with updating the standings and with the thread overall. Thanks for doing it! Just a small correction, TAC decided he won't be able to play after the first round, so Scorpion replaced him in my roulette.
Chad was into me for ages about doing a roulette and I never took the bait as I found it hard to imagine how I could make it work - my banned list would crash the internet for starters But what the hell - put me down and I'll see if I can come up with some ideas between now and when I get my turn some time around 2020-ish .
Tip for prog fans: Forget if it's prog or not and focus on how good it is...songwriting being good, don't matter the genre.
it's just complicated music ffs, no dong action involved unless you're kinky like that
So should lonestar and I have babies or something now, is that how this works?
Dang, you're easily the coolest fogey I know of
Half a point away from that reading as a 9. That's gonna stick with me for a while man....
Hey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.
Just to be clear, does that mean that the next new one will start up once two of the current ones are finished instead of one?
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I'm actually disappointed he's not Kim Jong-Il
Sign me up for this one... if for nothing else other than the challenge of finding bands in my library you don't already have/know of.
if we're going by a four-roulette schedule I think 2 roulettes can start up at the moment. for what it's worth
scorpion is my favorite deathcore lobster
Hey, the length is fine Thanks!
I'll plan to start my thread tomorrow afternoon (US eastern, so in like 12 hours).
Guys, just to make sure, when's my turn going to be? I'm pretty ready to go, I just need to finish my top 50.
There's also the possibility that 425 will finish before either of them.
Quote from: Bolsters on May 08, 2015, 08:02:52 PMThere's also the possibility that 425 will finish before either of them. True dat.