2010 VCAs - General Discussion

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Re: 2010 VCAs - General Discussion

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:52 am

As a heads' up, there's an SQL error if you try to vote for nobody in a category.
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Re: 2010 VCAs - General Discussion

Postby Knowname » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:33 pm

kireblue wrote:
Ileia wrote:Okay, am I imagining things or are there a lot more videos available to vote for this year? I don't remember scrolling this much. D:


this year, every single eligible video in the catalog was automatically put on the "ballot" for voting. If you already know which videos you want to nominate, its actually easier to click the "Edit" button at the top of you browser, then click "find [Ctrl + f]", and then type in the name of the video or editor. It saves a lot of time, and is without a doubt faster than scrolling through all of them.

is this the very definition of circle-jerking? I think so *_* lol

Ileia's got it right, but as you see, it's actually TOUGH to not 'circle-jerk' in such chaos lol. We just have too many videos, I mean it already took FOREVER to do all your entries before now it'll take longer? How many hours in the day do we all have?? As I said earlier we have too many categories (mostly pertaining to the ones where all videos are eligable ie most artistic/ best no effects etc.) I'd rather not spend half my month (and I mean 70%+ of every waking hour here) just to make sure I didn't forget any entries I might like?

In the journals there was a suggestion, the vca's are good for VIEWERS, but why do VIEWERS care about most artistic?? Seriously? Best no effects? maybe, but to cut down on time required I'd still categorize this as the later, nobody would care if it were gone. It was suggested that the VCAs should EXPAND, much like E3, have one event for the developer (editors) and one for the consumers (viewers). Would make coordinating much easier and less drama regarding circle jerking.

(as a side note the colors as to if you d/led the video or not are really hard to see on bright lcds :0 and who doesn't have a bright lcd in this day)
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Re: 2010 VCAs - General Discussion

Postby kireblue » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:32 pm

Knowname wrote:
kireblue wrote:
Ileia wrote:Okay, am I imagining things or are there a lot more videos available to vote for this year? I don't remember scrolling this much. D:


this year, every single eligible video in the catalog was automatically put on the "ballot" for voting. If you already know which videos you want to nominate, its actually easier to click the "Edit" button at the top of you browser, then click "find [Ctrl + f]", and then type in the name of the video or editor. It saves a lot of time, and is without a doubt faster than scrolling through all of them.

is this the very definition of circle-jerking? I think so *_* lol


Over the last few days, I must have spent at least 20+ hours reading just about every single post and update in all of the suggestion threads. And I've spent about another 5 hours watching new AMVs and skimming through the AMVs that I've already downloaded. So no, I'm not just searching for my favorite editors or "circles". But either way, I do take back what I said just a little bit. After searching for the videos that i wanted to nominate, I did scroll through all of the list to see if there any AMVs that weren't suggested over the last few days. I actually found a few that I'm really glad that I didn't forget to nominate.

For instance, I can't believe that "Avis" was completely left out of all the suggestion topics. More specifically, I can't believe that I forgot to suggest it. And I had no idea that "Naked Fairytale" and "Everything Burns" were both eligible for "best first videos". And "The World Ends Without you" is actually considered a collaboration. So there is definitely a serious benefit in scrolling through all the list.
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Re: 2010 VCAs - General Discussion

Postby Knowname » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:25 pm

so glad I pushed that :P though I got an EXTREMELY indirect answer lol that's 3 amvs I had missed before :)

I just hope my (and many others including Bauzi... he brought it up I think) suggestion doesn't go unnoticed.
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Re: 2010 VCAs - General Discussion

Postby GloryQuestor » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:13 pm

BasharOfTheAges wrote:As a heads' up, there's an SQL error if you try to vote for nobody in a category.


We'll see about getting that fixed. :)
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Re: 2010 VCAs - General Discussion

Postby pink haze » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:00 pm

GloryQuestor wrote:Also, the new category is...

Best Storytelling!

I only just noticed this now...
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Re: 2010 VCAs - General Discussion

Postby ZephyrStar » Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:03 pm

While reading through this thread, the Benny Hill theme started playing randomly on my MP3 list. How fitting.
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Re: 2010 VCAs - General Discussion

Postby TheTsunami » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:44 pm

ZephyrStar wrote:While reading through this thread, the Benny Hill theme started playing randomly on my MP3 list. How fitting.

And now you put it in my head. :down:
Oh well, just replaces the song that was already there (Gimme Some Lovin' by Spencer Davis Group).
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Re: 2010 VCAs - General Discussion

Postby AaronAMV » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:47 am

Am I the only one who can't get to the voting page? l:
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Re: 2010 VCAs - General Discussion

Postby Emotive » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:24 am

AaronAMV wrote:Am I the only one who can't get to the voting page? l:

Yes.
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Re: 2010 VCAs - General Discussion

Postby Bauzi » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:01 am

I'm to lazy to work through all the videos in each category (yes, I mean reading them and selecting those I like). I probably will only vote for the more exotic and unkown videos, because I have faith in all the other videos I like that they will make it into the next round easily :)
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Re: 2010 VCAs - General Discussion

Postby FarmXD » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:24 pm

I forgot update my stuff T__T
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Re: 2010 VCAs - General Discussion

Postby Bauzi » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:35 pm

I still didn't got an email that tells me that the VCAs are currently running and that the voteing already runs.

Come on guys... :?
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Re: 2010 VCAs - General Discussion

Postby GloryQuestor » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:50 pm

Bauzi wrote:I still didn't got an email that tells me that the VCAs are currently running and that the voteing already runs.

Come on guys... :?


We have a "mass e-mail" widget that is able to e-mail everyone at their registered e-mail addresses. If the e-mail address in your profile matches the one that was supposed to be e-mailed the VCA information, reply back and we'll look into it. :sweat:
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Re: 2010 VCAs - General Discussion

Postby Bauzi » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:56 pm

It matches. I didn't got an email in the regular nor the spam folder.
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