2005 VCA Qualifying Videos

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2005 VCA Qualifying Videos

Postby Phade » Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:24 am

Hey All,

The <a href="/members/amvvca/2005/qualify.php">list of qualified videos</a> for the 2005 AnimeMusicVideos.org Viewers Choice Awards is now available. There are an impressive number of qualified videos this year. Here's a comparison with previous VCA participations:

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YEAR     Videos  Increase      Creators    Increase
2002      1049        -           249         -
2003      1505       456          480        231
2004      2452       947          784        304
2005      4760      2308         1243        459

As you can see, this year's video participation is nearly that of all previous years combined! With the increased number of active members, this is definitely proving to be the biggest VCA yet!

The contest will still have the two rounds of nominations before the final vote since knocking the list down to 5 would mean cutting it down to nearly 1/1000th of the qualifying videos. That's too big of a crunch to be fair, IMHO. Nominations will still be the most important part of the VCA process since the final vote will be limited to those videos chosen.

First round nominations start tomorrow. You have lots of downloading to do... ;-)

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Postby angelx03 » Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:41 am

Dammit! One of my favorite videos didn't make the cut. :x

Looks I have to change my sig.
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Postby Scintilla » Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:49 am

Argh, the list is so long that my browser (Opera 7.54)'s choking on it... it'll completely load the page, but then it'll only let me see the first page with no scroll bar... :(
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Postby Scintilla » Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:54 am

I take that back... it's <i>not</i> loading the page completely.

By scrolling down while it was in the process of loading, I could see that it stopped at SilverMoonPrincess's videos.

And <i>then</i>, a few seconds later, it redrew itself to show only the first page and a greyed-out scroll bar, then the scroll bar disappeared completely.
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Postby Phade » Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:55 am

Hey Scintilla,

How long does it take to load the page? What happens when you hit the refresh button?

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Postby Scintilla » Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:56 am

I believe it took about 2-3 minutes, and hitting Reload didn't help.
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Postby Scintilla » Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:58 am

Ach, that's not very helpful, is it?...

Scintilla wrote:and hitting Reload didn't help.

And by that I mean that the same thing happened again, not that nothing happened.
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Postby JCD » Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:15 pm

I noticed that some video entries which were supposed to be deleted are still in the list

Propably because the entrys are just hidden in any other places :P
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Postby Phade » Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:49 pm

Hey,

I've fixed the page so that the page loads faster in different browsers. Seems that the rendering engines of some browsers have difficulty calculating the width of a 5000 line unordered list tag. The page now loads quickly in all browsers that I tested (Firefox, Mozilla, IE, Opera).

However, Opera (though loading quickly now) seems to think that the page doesn't need a scroll bar when it's done loading. This is definitely an Opera issue since all other browsers don't display this issue and the code itself is not attempting to manipulate the behavior of scroll bars. Opera users will have to use a different browser to view this page.

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Postby dwchang » Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:48 pm

I had no problems in Firefox. Switch to it Scin :P.
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Postby Gemberkoekje » Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:44 pm

no problems and very fast in IE too - it flashed to it - i was surprised with such a big page :P
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Postby angelx03 » Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:27 pm

Uh, is the list of qualifying videos supposed to be in list form?
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Postby SnhKnives » Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:50 pm

yay, i remembered to check the box this year

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Postby Phade » Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:53 pm

Hey,

angelx03 wrote:Uh, is the list of qualifying videos supposed to be in list form?

Yup, but seems that some web browsers couldn't handle the whole thing in list form, so I had to improvise. :-)

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