VCA Updates & Questions Thread

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If there are videos that you'd like to nominate, you can use these topics post links to catalog entries (using the Video ID) in your posts. If you'd like to nominate a video that hasn't been entered into the site, you can still embed a youtube link of it, and ask the creator to catalog the video into our database. As long as the catalog entry uses its correct 2016 premiere date, and is entered before February 12, it will be allowed to compete in the 2017 VCAs.
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VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Postby kireblue » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:16 pm

Any Updates that the Administration needs to make for the VCAs will be posted here. Please not that the VCA schedule is subject to change, but we will do our best to prevent delays and adhere to it.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to post them here

VCA Schedule
Nomination Voting: 02/13/2017 - 02/27/2017
Semifinals Voting: 03/01/2017 - 03/15/2017
Finals Voting: 03/17/2017 - 03/27/2017


Updates

Removal of "Best First Video" Category
This category has always been a headache that required time and research to maintain. I felt that this category's true goal of awarding newcomers is achieved by the "Rookie of the Year" award.

Clarifying MEPs vs Collabs
In previous years, the distinctions between MEPs and collabs were vague and caused a lot of confusion. From now on, a collab will be defined as any video consisting of 2-3 editors. A MEP will be defined as any video consisting of 4 or more editors.

Removal of "Most Helpful Member" Category
This award has always been subject to personal bias and cliques. Also, the people most deserving of this award are often moderators that don't actually want to receive it.

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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Postby kireblue » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:48 am

Great news everyone! We're now allowing you to retroactively catalog videos for 2016! So if you missed the December 31st deadline for the VCAs, simply catalog your video for the correct date, or request a "Video Premiere Date Correction" here: http://www.animemusicvideos.org/bugs/vidinfo/

To ensure that we can have your video date corrected by the start of nomination voting, please have your videos cataloged and the correction request sent by February 11th. Please contact us asap if you have any questions or difficulties regarding this

So with that in mind, feel free to suggest videos in the nomination threads even if they don't have a catalog entry yet. If the editor catalogs their video by February 11th, it will still be eligible to compete in the 2017 VCAs.

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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Postby kireblue » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:50 am

Just in time for the VCAs, the steaming services are back!
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Corran wrote:Streaming has been restored. We started encoding videos over the weekend and are nearly done with the videos uploaded in 2016 and 2017. Everything from 2016 should be encoded by noon tomorrow. The rest of the videos will be encoded in descending order by their (Bayesian) star rating. Any video with no star ratings has already been encoded.

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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Postby kireblue » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:17 pm

The 2017 VCA Rules, Voter Agreement and Eligibility pages are now up! http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members ... efault.php

Please make sure to check your eligibility page to confirm that there aren't any problems preventing you from participating. The deadline for clearing up eligibility issues is February 12, 2017.

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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Postby kireblue » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:01 pm

The 2017 Viewer's Choice Awards have officially begun! You can go to the VCA voting page to start nominating your favorite videos now. http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/amvvca/2017/

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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Postby PieandBeer » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:33 pm

issue: King Redeem isn't a rookie, he's a dirty faker v:<

edit: neither are kagoweenx3, Leolide, Aevision, and BioticAMVs but they're not dirty fakers

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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Postby dokidoki » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:09 pm

PieandBeer wrote:issue: King Redeem isn't a rookie, he's a dirty faker v:<
edit: neither are kagoweenx3, Leolide, Aevision, and BioticAMVs but they're not dirty fakers

The list is auto-generated by who has their first video premiering last year, according to the database. Although obviously this isn't a perfect determination, rather than having someone verify over 350 entries in the list (when they might not even get a nomination), I figured we could narrow it down after the nominations happen.
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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Postby PieandBeer » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:40 pm

Ah, makes sense. I figured there was some sort of mechanism like that. Narrowing it down after the nominations does make a lot more sense than what I was thinking haha

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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Postby kireblue » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:36 pm

The VCA semifinals have officially started! |:> You can now begin voting for them here: http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members ... ound_2.php

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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Postby Remixer96 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:34 pm

[QUESTION]

Hello everyone! I always enjoy jumping in and voting during the semifinals for the VCA's, but each year I struggle with pulling down all the videos. I was wondering if there is an easy way to download all the nominees at once? Maybe a torrent for the semifinalists or some sort of super-queue button?

Just thought I'd ask!
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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Postby kireblue » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:06 am

Remixer96 wrote:[QUESTION]

Hello everyone! I always enjoy jumping in and voting during the semifinals for the VCA's, but each year I struggle with pulling down all the videos. I was wondering if there is an easy way to download all the nominees at once? Maybe a torrent for the semifinalists or some sort of super-queue button?

Just thought I'd ask!

I'm currently working on making youtube playlists for each category and should be done by Sunday. But making a torrent for all the files might be a bit more difficult since not all the videos have download options.

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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Postby Remixer96 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:22 pm

I'm currently working on making youtube playlists for each category and should be done by Sunday. But making a torrent for all the files might be a bit more difficult since not all the videos have download options.


That would be awesome. :D

But making a torrent for all the files might be a bit more difficult since not all the videos have download options.


Yeah, I saw that as I started to get through them. But, Youtube is a snazzy alternative.
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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Postby kireblue » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:07 am

Each of the video nomination threads have now been updated with embedded youtube playlists of all available semifinalists for that category |:> . Thank you to PieandBeer and shorisquared for assisting in the creation of them. Making all the category playlists would have taken forever without their help :awesome:

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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Postby Donaithnen » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:22 pm

The deadline for semifinal voting is midnight tonight, east coast time, right?

(I was on vacation all of last week. So much fun, but soooo many videos to watch now!)

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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Postby kireblue » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:02 pm

Donaithnen wrote:The deadline for semifinal voting is midnight tonight, east coast time, right?

(I was on vacation all of last week. So much fun, but soooo many videos to watch now!)

Yep. The deadline is at midnight est. So you have just about an hour left :D


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