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Forums > Contributor Zone > Proposal: A sticky topic for holdover and missed reviews.

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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: March 11, 2019 (05:01 PM)
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If you have a holdover or missed review, leave a comment at said topic.

If you are a ROTW judge, check the topic before judging.

Also: can we officially announce that missed reviews move to the next week? That seemed like a one time thing, and I feel it should be a standard (unless there's already a topic and I'm just bad at finding them).


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: March 12, 2019 (08:37 AM)
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This would be a good idea that would make sense and have a good chance of preventing EmP or myself from getting neglected.

As for the "one time thing" part, I think the reason it came off as a one-time thing was simply because that's the only time it happened, mainly because (if I remember correctly), I forgot EmP and then, because you were either sick or dealing with something, Marc took over your week and since he was a sub who wasn't in the regular rotation, probably never even remotely considered the concept of going back two weeks to find a once-forgotten review. But other than that, I had forgotten EmP once or twice and Jason had forgotten me once, but each of those times, it was taken care of the next week, so situations like this haven't really happened enough to set any real rules to follow.

I mean, my stance is that it should count at some point, regardless of how many weeks it takes for it to be remembered, as I submitted it like usual and would definitely disagree with anything that involves me being left out of critiques and possible placements because of stuff I have no control over.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: March 12, 2019 (12:00 PM)
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I propose you just do what I do. Don't forget holdovers. Because it's really not that hard to scroll back a week and look for stuff from the guy who wrote before you.

Rollover missed review should move on to the next week, but they shouldn't happen at all. At least, not without routine mocking involved. Mostly aimed at Rob.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: March 12, 2019 (01:51 PM)
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You've forgotten at least one holdover, too. I didn't ask this just for ease, but because it's happened multiple times to pretty much everyone.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: March 12, 2019 (02:41 PM)
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Kind of true. I forgot one of your holdovers once, but then rewrote the entire topic on the spot like the true hero I am. Think it cost Freeman a win. No wonder he's not come back.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: March 13, 2019 (01:17 PM)
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HG: Do a truly great job at RotW...and run off contributors by turning their placement into an honorable mention.

Wait a minute! That's a horrible moral to the story!!! Right up there with: Go to school to get a job and then waste the prime of your life working for other people, only able to free yourself when you're old, burnt out and waiting to die.

And there's Rob's "Get Depressed About Your Lives, People!" moment of the day.


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: March 15, 2019 (01:05 AM)
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Why do you think most of us play video games? It takes our minds off the more crushing aspects of life.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: March 15, 2019 (03:06 PM)
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Ah, for me, it's less "crushing" and more "tedious". The good side of that divorce from 11-12 years ago: Not putting up with crazy. The bad side? On nights (or weekend days) where friends aren't up for hanging out, gotta find some way to pass the time. And while I like movies, books and the like, I prefer those to be a "nightcap" and would rather do something more interactive for the bulk of my free time. And what is better as an interactive form of entertainment than games? 4-5 hours pass and (hopefully) I wind up feeling like I accomplished something! Lord, I do say those nights where I don't feel like I accomplished something because I was running into brick walls in everything I was playing do suck. I'll go to pick up a movie or book after I put the controller down and feel like a total dumbass, lol.


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Author: jerec
Posted: March 15, 2019 (03:55 PM)
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I can avoid death by not having a life.

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Author: hastypixels
Posted: March 17, 2019 (09:54 PM)
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Then there are those of us who wouldn't have had a clue what was being talked about in the original post without others to flesh it out.

What?

I've only been at this for over a year ... O_O ... correction, just about three! Wow where is the time going. Away somewhere. Anyway... I think it's a good idea. I've been paying closer attention to ROTWs because I figure it's a good gauge for how "readable" my reviews are.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: March 17, 2019 (11:13 PM)
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Hasty, in short(ish, I hope).

1. There are four of us who judge RotW.

2. Since all four of us also are pretty prolific contributors and also tend to like the feedback and placements, we also want to be eligible to win these things.

3. Obviously, we can't be judging our own reviews, so if one of us submits a review during our week to judge, it's considered a "hold-over" review, meaning that it's the responsibility of next week's judge to double-check to make sure there is or isn't one of those when they do their RotW.

And as for this thread, while we're pretty good about that double-checking, we have had a few times where we don't think to, which then makes the next guy have to remember to go back two weeks, leading to the concept that we create a sticky thread for people with holdovers to post what they have, so (in theory) us judges will go there to check and see if any new holdovers have been listed.


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