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There's also only 1 South American and 1 Caribbean
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sacmersault wrote: October 22nd, 2019, 2:53 am There's also only 1 South American and 1 Caribbean
True, but I think most people don't break it down that much. There are 3 Latin American countries so far.
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True. That's still a lot less than Europe, less than Asia. Africa however always gets left out a bit too
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Guys maybe someone could try South Africa for a change.
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How long until round 2 of country selections?
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First deadline will be October 22nd, 16:37 Dutch time. If we haven't reached 32 by then, we'll continue until we reach 32.
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23 countries so far:

1. USA (monty)
2. England (filmbantha)
3. Sweden (Lilarcor)
4. Poland (sebby)
5. France (Mochard)
6. Italy (hurluberlu)
7. Brazil (beavis)
8. Mexico (72allinncallme)
9. Germany (klaus78)
10. China (wasabi)
11. Hungary (Ivan0716)
12. Czech Republic (mjf314)
13. Greece (burneyfan)
14. Estonia (jvv)
15. India (Ritesh)
16. Cuba (sacmersault)
17. Tajikistan (clemmetarey)
18. Iceland (Asberg)
19. Japan (Gordon_Gekko)
20. Iran (Nathan Treadway)
21. Australia (blocho)
22. Pakistan (zhangalan)
23. Slovenia (Mario Gaborović)

7 hours and 40 minutes left for first deadline.
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sacmersault wrote: October 22nd, 2019, 6:34 am How long until round 2 of country selections?
Nopros wrote: October 22nd, 2019, 6:42 am
First deadline will be October 22nd, 16:37 Dutch time. If we haven't reached 32 by then, we'll continue until we reach 32.
That doesn't mean round 2 of country selections start. Maybe not everyone has been here in the first 24 hours. If we haven't reached 32 at 16:37 this afternoon, I'd suggest to leave signing up open for another 24 hours for people's first pick. If we haven't reached 32 by then, there'll be another 24 hours for people to pick a second country (which would certainly result in a vote about which of those will be selected).

With only 9 slots left and several people who didn't choose yet, I wouldn't be surprised to hit 32 before this afternoon's deadline.
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I already received the title of the first movie. For people who are new to this: your selection of a movie should be submitted in secret by a PM to me. Nobody but me knows which countries are in one group (unlike a soccer world cup) and which movies are selected. That will all be revealed after the submission-deadline (which is not set yet).
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Okay, let's try to logically reason through the five countries that I am choosing between:

Canada
- I am thinking about 2 films in particular
- Film #1 has already been seen by three other forum regulars
- Film #1 is on no <400 Checks iCM lists except my own
- Film #1 is available online
- Film #2 has already been seen by two other forum regulars
- Film #2 is on three <400 Checks iCM lists other than my own
- Film #2 has been released on DVD (no idea about online sources)

Israel
- I am thinking about 3 films in particular
- Film #1 has already been seen by two other forum regulars
- Film #1 is on no <400 Checks iCM lists except my own
- Film #1 may or may not be available online (maybe without subs)
- Film #2 has already been seen by eight other forum regulars
- Film #2 is on no <400 Checks iCM lists except than my own
- Film #2 has been released on DVD (no idea about online sources)
- Film #3 has already been seen by no other forum regulars
- Film #3 is on no <400 Checks iCM lists
- Film #3 is available on Amazon Prime

Netherlands
- I am thinking about 2 films in particular
- Film #1 has already been seen by five other forum regulars
- Film #1 is on two <400 Checks iCM lists other than my own
- Film #1 is available online with subtitles
- Film #2 has already been seen by four other forum regulars
- Film #2 is on one <400 Checks iCM list other than my own
- Film #2 is available online with subtitles

Portugal
- I am thinking about 1 film in particular
- The film has already been seen by nine other forum regulars
- The film is on four <400 Checks iCM lists other than my own
- The film is in the current 1000<400
- The film is available online with subtitles

Russia
- I am thinking about 2 films in particular
- Film #1 has already been seen by six other forum regulars
- Film #1 is on one <400 Checks iCM list other than my own
- Film #1 is available online with subtitles
- Film #2 has already been seen by zero other forum regulars
- Film #2 is on no <400 Checks iCM lists other than my own
- Film #2 is available online - but without subtitles

Based on the information that I have provided above, which country would you guys recommend that I pick? I have around 4 hours left to decide. :sweat:
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Reading that, I am most curious about your Israel selections (also because you have 3 films in mind for that country).
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Thanks for that.

I could actually easily come up with a third film for Russia and Canada too, though in both cases it is not one that I would expect to have much chance of winning.

Israel seems a logical pick as a country infrequently run in the World Cup. I would need help, however, to locate a subbed version of my #1 draft pick. Also, I am less passionate about my Israeli selections than my films for other the regions. In terms of passion, I probably feel most passionate about the virtues of my Canadian and Russian potential nominees. :shrug:
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Lilarcor wrote: October 22nd, 2019, 10:27 am Reading that, I am most curious about your Israel selections (also because you have 3 films in mind for that country).
I agree
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Well with me getting ready to go to sleep and the deadline fast approaching I guess I better make my pick. After a lot of thought I will manage Georgia in my first World Cup.
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zzzorf wrote: October 22nd, 2019, 12:23 pm Well with me getting ready to go to sleep and the deadline fast approaching I guess I better make my pick. After a lot of thought I will manage Georgia in my first World Cup.
Oh, how interesting. I can suggest a really cool Georgian film for you with <400 checks if your first couple of picks succeed and you are looking for suggestions.

P.S.: Will give it another couple of hours, but it looks like there is more interest for me to nominate Israel than any other area... so far.
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Grr... 24 hour deadline fast approaching and nobody has managed to narrow down anything for me by selecting one of my five final countries. :unsure:

I've been thinking about, and I don't think I should really go for Israel if I can't locate a subbed copy of my #1 draft pick film online. Seems a bit irresponsible to nominate it and ask others to scour for it. Same goes for Russia with my second film that I can't find subs for.

That leaves me with Portugal (but many users have already seen my only pick), Canada and the Netherlands. A hard choice, but I only have two in mind for the Netherlands, whereas I have seen an extensive variety of Canadian films -- were my pick successful enough to go the whole way.

So, please put me down for Canada. Seen tons of great Canadian films through winning two Official Challenges for the country after all. ;)
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7 slots left.
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Looks like it will go to OT after all.
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Senegal.
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First 24 hours are over. We've got 26 countries.

1. USA (monty)
2. England (filmbantha)
3. Sweden (Lilarcor)
4. Poland (sebby)
5. France (Mochard)
6. Italy (hurluberlu)
7. Brazil (beavis)
8. Mexico (72allinncallme)
9. Germany (klaus78)
10. China (wasabi)
11. Hungary (Ivan0716)
12. Czech Republic (mjf314)
13. Greece (burneyfan)
14. Estonia (jvv)
15. India (Ritesh)
16. Cuba (sacmersault)
17. Tajikistan (clemmetarey)
18. Iceland (Asberg)
19. Japan (Gordon_Gekko)
20. Iran (Nathan Treadway)
21. Australia (blocho)
22. Pakistan (zhangalan)
23. Slovenia (Mario Gaborović)
24. Georgia (zzzorf)
25. Canada (sol)
26. Senegal (Fergenaprido)

I'm giving it 24 more hours to see if we can find six more volunteers to manage one country.
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joachimt wrote: October 22nd, 2019, 2:39 pm First 24 hours are over. We've got 26 countries.

I'm giving it 24 more hours to see if we can find six more volunteers to manage one country.
And if we still don't have 32 will we do the same as last time (people wanting to manage a second country anonymously submit their choice and then we vote on which countries we want to compete without knowing who the manager is)?
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Fergenaprido wrote: October 22nd, 2019, 2:41 pm
joachimt wrote: October 22nd, 2019, 2:39 pm First 24 hours are over. We've got 26 countries.

I'm giving it 24 more hours to see if we can find six more volunteers to manage one country.
And if we still don't have 32 will we do the same as last time (people wanting to manage a second country anonymously submit their choice and then we vote on which countries we want to compete without knowing who the manager is)?
Oh, what a fun idea. :clap: Now I regret making it public which other countries I am interested in (well, I guess I can always change my mind...). :mellow:
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I had a lot of fun managing Portugal last year, though I didn't make a very good job out of it; I was waiting to see if someone else was going to take it, but since sol went with Canada and nobody else has expressed any interest (and with the risk of not having 32 managers), I'll be happy to manage again.
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5 slots left.
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Fergenaprido wrote: October 22nd, 2019, 2:41 pm
joachimt wrote: October 22nd, 2019, 2:39 pm First 24 hours are over. We've got 26 countries.

I'm giving it 24 more hours to see if we can find six more volunteers to manage one country.
And if we still don't have 32 will we do the same as last time (people wanting to manage a second country anonymously submit their choice and then we vote on which countries we want to compete without knowing who the manager is)?
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Not enough managers? Okay, give me Ukraine (or any other country to be killed in first round). :P
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I'll take Taiwan
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I've taken a list of Belgian films and I really can't say I'm enthousiastic about the movies I've seen with less than 1000 checks other than 1 of Van Dormael.

Might be a stupid question but how can I see what movies have already been played in the first 3 seasons or would I need to go manually through the matchups ?

EDIT: not gonna take a country since all movies I've seen have already been nominated before.
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Coryn wrote: October 22nd, 2019, 4:01 pm Might be a stupid question but how can I see what movies have already been played in the first 3 seasons or would I need to go manually through the matchups ?
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sortile9io wrote: October 22nd, 2019, 4:08 pm
Coryn wrote: October 22nd, 2019, 4:01 pm Might be a stupid question but how can I see what movies have already been played in the first 3 seasons or would I need to go manually through the matchups ?
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Fine, I'll take Spain because it's ridiculous that it hasn't been chosen yet and there are only three left.

Someone should take Russia with one of the last two slots, because that's also ridiculous.
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Hope somebody picks Rwanda... at least two movies on my watchlist for that country, and there should be more than 1 african country present...
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2 slots left

1. USA (monty)
2. England (filmbantha)
3. Sweden (Lilarcor)
4. Poland (sebby)
5. France (Mochard)
6. Italy (hurluberlu)
7. Brazil (beavis)
8. Mexico (72allinncallme)
9. Germany (klaus78)
10. China (wasabi)
11. Hungary (Ivan0716)
12. Czech Republic (mjf314)
13. Greece (burneyfan)
14. Estonia (jvv)
15. India (Ritesh)
16. Cuba (sacmersault)
17. Tajikistan (clemmetarey)
18. Iceland (Asberg)
19. Japan (Gordon_Gekko)
20. Iran (Nathan Treadway)
21. Australia (blocho)
22. Pakistan (zhangalan)
23. Slovenia (Mario Gaborović)
24. Georgia (zzzorf)
25. Canada (sol)
26. Senegal (Fergenaprido)
27. Portugal (Pgonzalez)
28. Ukraine (Angel Glez)
29. Taiwan (Mate_cosido)
30. Spain (PeacefulAnarchy)
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Looks like Gorro didn't see my reply - he's not aware he didn't take Poland due to sebby's early taking. Should we PM him and tell to choose another entry?
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Mario Gaborović wrote: October 22nd, 2019, 7:23 pm Looks like Gorro didn't see my reply - he's not aware he didn't take Poland at all. Should we PM him and tell to choose another entry?
I already contacted him 24 hours ago and again a few hours ago on a website he visits more often than this one.
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I'll take Albania, if that's OK.
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Long time no see, folks. Joachim contacted me to ask whether I’d be interested in managing a country. If Gorro doesn’t show up, I’d like to manage Russia.
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Gershwin wrote: October 23rd, 2019, 12:28 am Long time no see, folks. Joachim contacted me to ask whether I’d be interested in managing a country. If Gorro doesn’t show up, I’d like to manage Russia.
:cheers: Everything's well, I hope?
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Nathan Treadway wrote: October 23rd, 2019, 12:43 am
Gershwin wrote: October 23rd, 2019, 12:28 am Long time no see, folks. Joachim contacted me to ask whether I’d be interested in managing a country. If Gorro doesn’t show up, I’d like to manage Russia.
:cheers: Everything's well, I hope?
Not everything - I’m having the flu right now, so I went to bed early and woke up in the middle of the night, and now I can’t sleep. :lol:
Apart from that, yes, thanks, life has been quite good to me. :cheers:
I’ve just been very busy with family, work and friends, and I’ve been picking up reading again, which has been taking most of my spare time instead of watching films. I guess I’ll have to change that now. :)
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So I was just taking a look at my options for Georgia once I make it past the first two rounds so I thought I better make sure I didn't look at the movies used the other two times the country has particapated. The one thing that occurred to me is how I never even considered movies before the countries independence from the Soviet Union, so hopefully my approach this allows a better showing then my predecessors.
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