A VCA Partial Disqualification

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A VCA Partial Disqualification

Postby Phade » Tue Feb 22, 2005 4:40 pm

Hey All,

An unfortunate set of circumstances has caused the partial elimination of a video from this year’s VCA. It has recently come to our attention that due to previously created videos, the user ScorpionsUtld is not eligible for the “Rookie of the Year” category. Similarly, the video “Whisper of the Beast” is not eligible for the “Best First Video” category. It is our belief that there was no purposeful deception in the creation of the account and entry of the video. Since VCA rule #5 has been deemed unenforceable for this year, the video will stay within the overall VCA competition.

The video and user are now removed from the respective VCA finals categories. Members who voted for these as their final choices for those categories are encouraged to re-cast their votes. No additional videos will be entered as VCA finalist replacements.

Good luck to all in the finals!

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Re: A VCA Partial Disqualification

Postby dwchang » Tue Feb 22, 2005 5:10 pm

Phade wrote:No additional videos will be entered as VCA finalist replacements.


Now I certainly understand the reason to not let any additional editor into the fray since it may disrupt the results and to be honest, a large % of the people probably casted their votes and thus this person is at a disadvantage, BUT I feel "honoring" that potential 5th creator/video would still be a nice gesture. Although they may not win, it would still probably be an honor for that person to be considered a finalist. Furthermore, these particular videos/people are rookies and it would be quite encouraging imo.

I recall last year having an incident where someone was kinda "screwed" out of a nomination for a similar reason and it'd certainly be unfortunate for the same thing to happen to another video/creator.

Again, I realize the reasoning behind this, but pretty please? ;)
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Postby Phade » Tue Feb 22, 2005 5:32 pm

Hey dwchang,

Yeah, I thought about that for a long time. It came down to a "which is worse" decision: knowing that you made it to the finals but have nearly no chance of winning since you already know you are the one that got the least amount of nominations or knowing that you made it to the semi-finals but not knowing that you may have made it to the finals. It was my decision and I chose to keep the remaining finalists as is and not add a potential finalist. I figured it would be the most fair for all.

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Postby angelx03 » Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:53 pm

I wonder. Is it possible to e-mail all the voters who voted for ScorpionsUtld and his video saying that he's been disqualified. That way, they'll know this incident, and they'll vote again accordingly. I'm probably saying this because the whole no replacement thing sort of bothers me a bit.
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Postby AbsoluteDestiny » Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:45 am

As it happens (looking at the votes so far) many people have already recast their votes, which is a good thing.
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Postby hackerzc » Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:49 pm

yeah there is also a problem with previous years videos containing "ambiguous music" that prevents 2004 vids from qualifying even though these newer vids have no problem....

Why does a video from 2 years ago effect qualification for a vid from last year?
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Postby AbsoluteDestiny » Fri Feb 25, 2005 2:18 am

hackerzc wrote:Why does a video from 2 years ago effect qualification for a vid from last year?


Because those are the entry requirements. You have to clean up your video entries in order to qualify for the VCAs (among other things).
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Postby hackerzc » Fri Feb 25, 2005 7:46 am

So how do you do that.... lie about what music was used?
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Postby Zarxrax » Fri Feb 25, 2005 8:59 am

Uh... no, you change it to correct and accurate information.
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Postby hackerzc » Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:06 am

Zarxrax wrote:Uh... no, you change it to correct and accurate information.


Just 1 problem.... the information already is correct and accurate
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Postby Otohiko » Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:58 am

Which of your videos did it say there's a problem with?
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Postby Rurounikeitaro » Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:48 am

............for some reason, I always thought that ScorpionsUtld had other videos created before. It's near impossible to make your first AMV kick ass like that.
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Postby Otohiko » Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:52 am

Well, the point here would be that ScorpionsUltd should be treated as a project/studio account (like Animix or something, just smaller) rather than an individual creator account - which is something most people were/are apparently unaware of...
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Postby AbsoluteDestiny » Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:57 am

Otohiko wrote:Which of your videos did it say there's a problem with?


Hard Knock Anime : "Unkown Artist Kannon D-dur"

This is the entry that needed fixing.
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Postby derobert » Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:40 am

AbsoluteDestiny wrote:Hard Knock Anime : "Unkown Artist Kannon D-dur"
Haven't watched the AMV to check, but is that Pachebell's (sp?) Canon in D minor?
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