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VCA Semifinal Round Up

Postby Phade » Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:44 pm

Hey All,

The semifinal round of the 2006 AnimeMusicVideos.org Viewers Choice Awards is now underway. Each category has about 20-25 videos in each (with a few exceptions of categories that received low voter turnout). You may nominate up to 5 videos for each category. The four or five videos receiving the most votes for each category will advance on to the final round.

Congratulations to the semifinalists! Vote, vote, vote!!

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Postby angelx03 » Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:30 am

Woot! Now it's easier to choose the videos to vote! :D
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Postby Zarxrax » Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:44 am

This year will there be any method of weeding out the videos that shouldn't be in a particular category for various reasons? I see a number that might definately have the potential to win something, but really don't belong to the category...

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Postby Phade » Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:58 am

Hey Zarxrax,

I left it up to the voting public to determine what was category appropriate. If there is something obviously wrong, mention it here and I'll peek behind the curtain to see how well it's doing there. If there is a problem, I'll bump it from that category on the back end. Hopefully that won't be necessary.

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[Beavis] Woah! He said bump it on the back end...

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Postby Ileia » Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:25 am

Phade wrote:[Beavis] Woah! He said bump it on the back end...


:lol:

Is it bad that that's what I thought of, too? Hahaha.

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Postby Devil^Shin » Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:44 am

:shock: i was nominate i really cannot believe :shock: congrats to all who reach semi finals and good luck to go in finals :P
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Postby Ashyukun » Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:58 am

Phade wrote:I left it up to the voting public to determine what was category appropriate. If there is something obviously wrong, mention it here and I'll peek behind the curtain to see how well it's doing there. If there is a problem, I'll bump it from that category on the back end. Hopefully that won't be necessary.


There's one that I think falls into this- as I pointed out in the Mod Drop Box when nominations first began, 'REAL NINJAS' is not Michael Zubrzycki's first video, even though it's the only one listed on the site when I last checked. He actually had a previous video in Otakon's contest in 2004 ('Doggy Style'), so it's also not a case of his having made another before and just not showing it to anyone- it's just simply not listed on the 'org (which of course brings up the question of the legitimacy of having checked the 'all my videos are entered in the database' box, but that's another issue).

I'd also be tempted to argue that he shouldn't be eligible for the 'Best Rookie' category for the same reasons, but he did just join in the last year, and the category rules (unrealistically) assume that you join the site when you're just starting to edit and not after you've made several videos. But there's not much argument in my mind that REAL NINJAS shouldn't be in the 'Best First Video' category- it's totally unfair to the people who actually hadn't made a video before and are competing in it. Especially since it's a very popular video and lots of people likely saw it and went, "Wow, that was his first video? I've got to nominate that!".
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Postby anneke » Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:02 am

I'm also annoyed to see the same people in several categories with multiple videos. I'm sure some people maybe make 2 videos that qualify to be top in a category, but 3-4 or more videos that show up in basically every category they could get into. The VCA just lose more and more respect when this happens.

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Postby Zarxrax » Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:10 pm

Also for "best first video", cyuson's Chaos -Around the M@D- is not his first video. It is simply the first one he listed here. It is actually his 3rd or 4th.

As for his real first video, it's the only one he doesn't list here on the org, and for that matter, I think it may have never even been released publicly, as I have found no records of it.

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Postby Flint the Dwarf » Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:19 pm

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Deadlines for VCA

Postby littlebobcat » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:14 pm

Phade,

I hope you don't mind me posting the dates here as well so if there are others like me (who didn't know where to find these and had to do multiple searches) won't ask you in this forum subject for them. Please forgive me for being pretentious in submitting these before anyone asks for them. :oops: It took me quite a few searches to find them and this was one of the first places I tried, so I'd like to make it easier on other members. :)

Here's the deadlines for the VCA (I give full credit to angelx03 for this info. I didn't know it myself and had to find it here)


Deadlines:
Multiple memberships cleared: Jan 14, 2004
VCA category suggestions collected: Jan. 14, 2004
All videos entered: Jan. 14 18, 2004
All video information correct: Jan. 14 18, 2004
List of qualifying videos released: Jan. 17 18, 2004
Video nominations start: Jan. 19, 2004
Video nominations end: Jan. 31, 2004
Final voting begins: Feb. 2, 2004
Final voting ends: Feb. 15, 2004
Runoff Voting Begins (if needed): Feb. 17, 2004
Runoff voting ends (if needed): Feb. 21, 2004
Winners announced: Feb. 23, 2004
Winner shipping in formation received: March 1, 2004

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Re: Deadlines for VCA

Postby littlebobcat » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:18 pm

littlebobcat wrote:Phade,

I hope you don't mind me posting the dates here as well so if there are others like me (who didn't know where to find these and had to do multiple searches) won't ask you in this forum subject for them. Please forgive me for being pretentious in submitting these before anyone asks for them. :oops: It took me quite a few searches to find them and this was one of the first places I tried, so I'd like to make it easier on other members. :)

Here's the deadlines for the VCA (I give full credit to angelx03 for this info. I didn't know it myself and had to find it here)


Deadlines (that are left as of this posting):

Final voting ends: Feb. 15, 2004
Runoff Voting Begins (if needed): Feb. 17, 2004
Runoff voting ends (if needed): Feb. 21, 2004
Winners announced: Feb. 23, 2004
Winner shipping in formation received: March 1, 2004

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Postby angelx03 » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:19 pm

Uh, those are 2 years ago. :wink:

You want these:

<s>1. VCA category suggestions begin: Jan 4, 2006
2. VCA category suggestions end: Jan. 16, 2006
3. All videos entered: Jan. 16, 2006
4. All video info correct: Jan. 16, 2006
5. Qualified vids listed: Jan. 17, 2006
6. Video nominations start: Jan. 17, 2006
7. Video nominations end: Feb. 6, 2006</s>
8. Semi-final voting begins: Feb. 7, 2006
9. Semi-final voting ends: Feb. 20, 2006
10. Final voting begins: Feb. 21, 2006
11. Final voting ends: Mar. 3, 2006
12. Runoff voting begins (if needed): Mar. 4, 2006
13. Runoff voting ends (if needed): Mar. 11, 2006
14. Winners announced: Mar. 5 or 12, 2006
15. Winner shipping info received: Mar. 10 or 15, 2006
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Oops!

Postby littlebobcat » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:28 pm

angelx03 wrote:Uh, those are 2 years ago. :wink:


LOL Thanks angelx03. :oops: I just got off work (sometimes looking at a computer screen all day makes your mind go numb) so I didn't even notice the dates were two years ago!!! Aggh! I try to be helpful and I crash and burn. :oops: I'm such a n00b! Aggh! I'm embarrassed how so much better at this everyone else seems to be :lol: Oh well live and learn right? LOL . . . heh eh eh heh (embarrassed laugh continues)

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Postby Vlad G Pohnert » Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:30 am

anneke wrote:I'm also annoyed to see the same people in several categories with multiple videos. I'm sure some people maybe make 2 videos that qualify to be top in a category, but 3-4 or more videos that show up in basically every category they could get into. The VCA just lose more and more respect when this happens.

-Anneke


Well, same thing happens at AWA for Pro... And that's only the top 4 or 5 usually... This is nothing new when audiance voting is involved...

Vlad


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