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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: April 25, 2012 (07:35 PM)
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Hm... I may just swap weeks with you if that's okay. It may be easier on both of us in some ways.

Hope everything's alright.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: April 25, 2012 (07:59 PM)
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I'd rather have someone step in as a guest than do a swap, personally. That'll give me a few weeks before I have to do a topic and I can come at it refreshed.


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: April 25, 2012 (11:23 PM)
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I can take over. I've never done one, and would like to for a change. I realize I'll be forfeiting my placement, and I'm okay with that.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: April 25, 2012 (11:32 PM)
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Thank you, Joe! The easiest way to do it at this point is to click the link on the bottom of the front page, then use the form to indicate that you want to go back however far you need to in order to see all reviews from the eligible dates. If you have any trouble, just let us know.


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: May 21, 2012 (08:51 PM)
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Bloomer has messaged me saying he will be stepping down from judging for now. Whether he'll step in again will be a matter of time. However, I will thank him publicly for his service. He did a spectacular job as a judge and will be missed.

If anyone wants to take his place as a permanent judge, please let me know. Otherwise, I will have to condense the schedule to suit three judges, since I really don't want to have to fish for a substitute every month. It's too unreliable and too much hassle.

If no one steps up by next week, I'm condensing the schedule until I hear otherwise.


What espiga does in his free time
[Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: May 22, 2012 (09:16 PM)
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Holy crap. I just noticed that for the week of May 13 through May 19, there were only three reviews, and two unique contributors. And, since it's supposed to be Jason's week anyway, that really means only one eligible contestant that whole week, assuming Jason were to take it.

Question: Should we just give Joe the victory for one of his reviews, have someone else run the week so Joe and Jason can duke it out, or just blow this week off entirely?

Whatever the decision, this is perhaps the saddest week I've seen for RotW in a long while. I hope it's just due to a temporary lull and not because of a lack of interest in the community.


What espiga does in his free time
[Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: May 23, 2012 (02:03 AM)
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I think pickhut's Choaniki review qualifies as well.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: May 23, 2012 (08:59 AM)
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I was hoping to have a review up last week, but I was too swamped at work and still am working on it.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: May 23, 2012 (04:16 PM)
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Since it's rare, you could also carry over this week's reviews to next week and judge them alongside next week's reviews, if you don't have enough now.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: May 23, 2012 (05:31 PM)
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Playing devil's advocate, but isn't the rule supposed to be that ROTW is held regardless of low submission?

To be fair, unless Jason wants to do this week, I think it might be best that someone other than Jason do ROTW this week so he can have a shot. That would put it up to three unique submitters: Jason, pickhut, and myself.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: May 23, 2012 (05:37 PM)
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The rule was always that there had to be three eligible submissions or things got bumped a week, but when WQ was kind enough to take over the reigns of RotW in more recent times (thanks again for that!), she also was quite mean and ignored my insistence that there be a three-per-week minimum.

As far as this current situation, I'm stressed as hell because four or five places are supposed to be sending me money soon and the only things that are showing up are collection notices from places I owe money. I know that any day I could have a pile of fat checks in my mailbox, but today was (again) not that day. It has left me rather grumpy and certainly not in the mood to have much to say about this topic except that if someone else does the topic, it sounds like we might indeed have the three unique contributors lined up and that would be a good thing.


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: May 23, 2012 (07:13 PM)
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I would volunteer, except that would put us back down to two contributors. :/


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: May 23, 2012 (07:17 PM)
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Hm. I seemed to have missed pickhut's review when I was doing my search last night. In any case, that mitigates the problem severely.

What I could do as for who would do the week, is I could swap with Jason since, as already noted, he would have a chance that way. The downside is, that, he would still have to do a topic for this coming week, and as such, may not yet be in the mood to do it by then. So, if no one else wants to take over the week, I will just take it over for Jason and then play it by ear from there.

And yes, I would have likely insisted that there be one held even with only two contributors, but I still wanted to get the opinion of the community first (and especially Jason since it WAS his week, and I DID change his rules). So really I'm just glad that that particular issue isn't really one.


What espiga does in his free time
[Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: May 24, 2012 (09:08 AM)
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This is really complicated. What was the final decision?


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: May 24, 2012 (03:59 PM)
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There hasn't been one other than that there will be an RotW for the week of May 13-19. I haven't yet figured out how to handle it yet,

However, I think I am going to just do it this week so it'll be out of the way. The topic's overdue as it is.

If you were looking to participate, Marc, you can take over for Jason next week (since my doing this will essentially swap our places) if he's not up for it. Or, if you want, you can step in to replace bloomer since he has stepped down for the time being. I still need someone to fill his spot.


What espiga does in his free time
[Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: May 24, 2012 (09:14 PM)
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I regret that the timing is as bad as it is, but I need to surrender my RotW slot to someone else. The reality is that I have my hands on about half the reviews that come through the site anyway (since a lot of freelance content gets a look by myself and may also be edited before it is posted), so it doesn't make much sense for me to then go back through and rank reviews. I'd like to see others in the community continue to get involved. Not only that, but I'm doing a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff that is taking up a lot of time and sapping my energy. And finally, I am working my butt off as a freelancer and doing some very mundane things when it comes to gaming, so it's all just a bit much. I hope that someone is able to jump into the rotation soon. I definitely would like to see RotW keep going and I hope to be able to do other things to support it in the future, but that's how things stand at present.


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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Author: bloomer
Posted: May 25, 2012 (06:55 AM)
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Re: me stepping down. Yeah, I've been at it for 18 months and was starting to feel burnt out. So with a lot of time pressure in the rest of my life atm, I need to give it up for now.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: May 25, 2012 (01:56 PM)
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I'd like to step in as judge. I figure I'm about due. I will warn that the occasional schedule conflict may arise, though.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: May 27, 2012 (01:01 PM)
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So, is it okay if I cover the May 14-20 20-26 ROTW?

My brain date is off.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: May 27, 2012 (01:11 PM)
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That should be fine, Joe, if you step into the rotation to fill my shoes (which is appreciated).


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: May 27, 2012 (02:25 PM)
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Thanks!


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: May 28, 2012 (08:51 PM)
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Thanks again for doing this, Joe. I'll be updating the schedule accordingly tonight, but I'm still going to need another judge to take over for bloomer. If anyone else wishes to step in permanently, please say so. Since I didn't expect to lose two people, I'm going to extend the offer another week before condensing the rotation down to three people, since, as mentioned previously, looking for subs on a monthly basis is exhausting.

EDIT: And schedule updated.


What espiga does in his free time
[Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: June 01, 2012 (08:39 PM)
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Well, I've just condensed the schedule since I'm not going through the hassle and BS of finding a sub every week. Overdrive will be doing his round a week early. The offer's still there for anyone who wants to take over a week, though, so if anyone wants to judge a week, let me know and I can have you moved in the next rotation.


What espiga does in his free time
[Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: June 14, 2012 (04:53 PM)
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I'd be able to sub this week's ROTW if desired: that way, WQ could take OD's coming spot and leave OD with only one week this month. Just offering: I got some free time this Sunday.


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