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Post by Armoreska » October 28th, 2017, 5:22 pm

bold: 9 countries I voted for (5,4,3)
italics: countries where my vote is higher than average
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1: Hungary (3.84 points)
2: Greece (3.76 points)

3: Taiwan (3.57 points)
4: Burkina Faso (3.43 points)
5: Bulgaria (3.35 points)
5: Lebanon (3.35 points)
7: Australia (3.3 points)

7: Uruguay (3.3 points)
9: Malaysia (3.24 points)
9: Norway (3.24 points)
11: Tajikistan (3.16 points)
12: Uzbekistan (3.11 points)

13: Philippines (3.08 points)
14: Cuba (3.05 points)
15: Denmark (3 points)
16: Syria (2.95 points)
17: Puerto Rico (2.46 points)
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Post by Armoreska » October 28th, 2017, 7:40 pm

Malay opens a 4 pt gap.
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#443

Post by Fergenaprido » October 28th, 2017, 8:19 pm

The real world cup divides the pots as such: strongest countries (regardless of continent) in pot 1, then the other 3 pots by geographic location. It skips over groups when drawing countries in order to avoid too many countries from one region in the same group (only applicable to Europe and South America).

2014 World Cup draw example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_FIFA ... up_seeding
Edit: Looks like they're doing it differently for 2018, based solely on ranking for the pots, but still ensuring the continental distribution: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_FIFA ... up_seeding
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Pot 1 - Strongest - France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA
Pot 2 - Americas/Africa/Australia - Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, Dominican Rep., Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Uruguay
Pot 3 - Asia - China, Georgia, Hong Kong, Iran, Lebanon, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam
Pot 4 - Europe - Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Switzerland, Portugal

I initially had Iran in Pot 1, but then decided Poland & Hungary belonged there because they've both had strong WC performances the first two seasons, whereas Iran never made it past the first round.
I'm not convinced about leaving China out of Pot 1, because it is a strong country, but decided it made things simpler than trying to shuffle around European countries; plus, this way the three main Chinese-speaking participants are guaranteed to be drawn into different groups.

Malaysia is leading at this point. If Norway gets in instead, then I'd have to figure out a completely different proposal that's less geographically succinct.

This port system ensures that no more than two European countries will be in any one group. You could have an extra provision to prevent Turkey (or even Georgia) from being added to a group with two European countries already, but that would be a bit complicated because the only non-European non-Asian country in pot 1 is USA, unless we're okay with two Asian countries in one group. I'd also recommend ensuring the two Arabic-speaking countries are in separate pots. Beyond that, I'd probably be too picky. :D

A final alternative, if Malaysia gets in, is to have the 12 first-time countries in a single pot.

Actually, that now seems really interesting to me, so let's see how that might look...

Pot 1 - Strongest - France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA
Pot 2 - First-timers - Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Dominican Rep., Latvia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mali, Peru, Switzerland, Uruguay
Pot 3 - Asia + Australia, Canada, Morocco - Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, Iran, Morocco, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam
Pot 4 - Europe & Latin America - Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Czechia, Finland, Greece, Mexico, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Portugal

And you can still ensure that no group has more than 2 countries from Europe or 1 country from other continents.
Plus, I think we should continue the tradition of ensuring that no manager has both of their countries in the same group in the first round.
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Post by joachimt » October 28th, 2017, 8:30 pm

Fergenaprido on Oct 28 2017, 02:19:37 PM wrote:Plus, I think we should continue the tradition of ensuring that no manager has both of their countries in the same group in the first round.
For that we don't need to put both countries of the same manager in the same pot. I can just put a country back into the pot if I draw it in the same group.
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Post by Mario Gaborović » October 28th, 2017, 8:37 pm

You forgot Taiwan in the Pot 1, and now all your calculations are void. Personally I'm with Joachim's suggestion regarding my very first proposal being the best (Stronger Euro, Weaker Euro, Stronger RoW, Weaker RoW), and in that case I'll leave my final suggestion here:
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Pot 1: Czechia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden
Pot 2 - Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, USA
Pot 3 - Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Latvia, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey
Pot 4 - Argentina, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Dominican Republic, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Peru, Thailand, Uruguay, Vietnam
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Post by Armoreska » October 28th, 2017, 8:43 pm

Pretty sure Taiwan can easily lose in the first round already. Doesn't sound like pot 1 material really if not based on past performance.
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Post by Armoreska » October 28th, 2017, 8:48 pm

Mario Gaborović on Oct 28 2017, 02:37:45 PM wrote:You forgot Taiwan in the Pot 1, and now all your calculations are void. Personally I'm with Joachim's suggestion regarding my very first proposal being the best (Stronger Euro, Weaker Euro, Stronger RoW, Weaker RoW), and in that case I'll leave my final suggestion here:
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Pot 1: Czechia, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey
Pot 2 - Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, USA
Pot 3 - Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Latvia, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Switzerland
Pot 4 - Bolivia, Burkina Faso, China, Dominican Republic, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Peru, Thailand, Uruguay, Vietnam
Turkey-Iran-Georgia-Lebanon pot FTW tehe
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Post by joachimt » October 28th, 2017, 8:57 pm

Mario Gaborović on Oct 28 2017, 02:37:45 PM wrote:You forgot Taiwan in the Pot 1, and now all your calculations are void. Personally I'm with Joachim's suggestion regarding my very first proposal being the best (Stronger Euro, Weaker Euro, Stronger RoW, Weaker RoW), and in that case I'll leave my final suggestion here:
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Pot 1: Czechia, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey
Pot 2 - Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, USA
Pot 3 - Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Latvia, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Switzerland
Pot 4 - Bolivia, Burkina Faso, China, Dominican Republic, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Peru, Thailand, Uruguay, Vietnam
This looks quite alright to me. Maybe China should be in pot 2 as well, but not sure which one would go to pot 4 then.
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Post by Armoreska » October 28th, 2017, 9:05 pm

joachimt on Oct 28 2017, 02:57:05 PM wrote:
Mario Gaborović on Oct 28 2017, 02:37:45 PM wrote:You forgot Taiwan in the Pot 1, and now all your calculations are void. Personally I'm with Joachim's suggestion regarding my very first proposal being the best (Stronger Euro, Weaker Euro, Stronger RoW, Weaker RoW), and in that case I'll leave my final suggestion here:
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Pot 1: Czechia, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey
Pot 2 - Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, USA
Pot 3 - Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Latvia, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Switzerland
Pot 4 - Bolivia, Burkina Faso, China, Dominican Republic, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Peru, Thailand, Uruguay, Vietnam
This looks quite alright to me. Maybe China should be in pot 2 as well, but not sure which one would go to pot 4 then.
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#450

Post by Mario Gaborović » October 28th, 2017, 9:18 pm

China was already seeded in the Pot 1 once, so now it has to work off its undeserved slot.

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Post by joachimt » October 28th, 2017, 9:34 pm

Mario Gaborović on Oct 28 2017, 03:18:54 PM wrote:China was already seeded in the Pot 1 once, so now it has to work off its undeserved slot.
That's not a fair reason in my opinion. You can say that about others as well.
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Post by Mario Gaborović » October 28th, 2017, 9:44 pm

joachimt on Oct 28 2017, 03:34:12 PM wrote:
Mario Gaborović on Oct 28 2017, 03:18:54 PM wrote:China was already seeded in the Pot 1 once, so now it has to work off its undeserved slot.
That's not a fair reason in my opinion. You can say that about others as well.
Yeah, but at least this time is its objective position.

I also added Portugal in the Pot 1 because there seems to be a respectable number of directors who claim cinephile following, despite the fact that it has zero nominations for foreign Oscar award.

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Post by sacmersault » October 28th, 2017, 10:24 pm

I vote for Malaysia and thanks for the humiliating loss lol

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Post by Armoreska » October 28th, 2017, 11:02 pm

The gap becomes insurmountable. 6 points after 38 voters. Or 32 voters including someone with 7 accounts.
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Post by Fergenaprido » October 29th, 2017, 4:46 am

joachimt on Oct 28 2017, 02:30:11 PM wrote:
Fergenaprido on Oct 28 2017, 02:19:37 PM wrote:Plus, I think we should continue the tradition of ensuring that no manager has both of their countries in the same group in the first round.
For that we don't need to put both countries of the same manager in the same pot. I can just put a country back into the pot if I draw it in the same group.
Agreed. I never said anything about those countries being in the same pot ;)
joachimt on Oct 28 2017, 02:57:05 PM wrote:
Mario Gaborović on Oct 28 2017, 02:37:45 PM wrote:You forgot Taiwan in the Pot 1, and now all your calculations are void. Personally I'm with Joachim's suggestion regarding my very first proposal being the best (Stronger Euro, Weaker Euro, Stronger RoW, Weaker RoW), and in that case I'll leave my final suggestion here:
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Pot 1: Czechia, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey
Pot 2 - Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, USA
Pot 3 - Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Latvia, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Switzerland
Pot 4 - Bolivia, Burkina Faso, China, Dominican Republic, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Peru, Thailand, Uruguay, Vietnam
This looks quite alright to me. Maybe China should be in pot 2 as well, but not sure which one would go to pot 4 then.
No, Mario, I did not forget Taiwan in Pot 1. It's not nearly as strong as you seem to think it is, and it has a short film history and/or smaller film output than any of the countries I included in Pot 1 in my proposal.

I agree with Joachim that China should be in pot 2 in this proposal; excluding it for Hong Kong and Taiwan screams of western bias :p I concur with Armo: switching it with Argentina makes the most sense.

Plus, Joachim, I thought you weren't going to look at proposals until after you had come up with your own ;) :p

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Post by Mario Gaborović » October 29th, 2017, 9:51 am

Fergenaprido on Oct 28 2017, 10:46:15 PM wrote:No, Mario, I did not forget Taiwan in Pot 1. It's not nearly as strong as you seem to think it is
So much misunderstanding coz you don't read all the posts; I said it earned its place by making the quarterfinals last time, not because it's THAT good.

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Post by joachimt » October 29th, 2017, 9:51 am

Fergenaprido on Oct 28 2017, 10:46:15 PM wrote:Plus, Joachim, I thought you weren't going to look at proposals until after you had come up with your own ;) :p
Yeah, indeed. I became lazy. :P
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Post by joachimt » October 29th, 2017, 9:53 am

Mario Gaborović on Oct 29 2017, 03:51:02 AM wrote:
Fergenaprido on Oct 28 2017, 10:46:15 PM wrote:No, Mario, I did not forget Taiwan in Pot 1. It's not nearly as strong as you seem to think it is
So much misunderstanding coz you don't read all the posts; I said it earned its place by making the quarterfinals last time, not because it's THAT good.
I don't want to take previous results into account of the pots. I don't think the country did well, but the manager did. Therefor we gave those 8 managers first pick. No need to give the countries advantage as well.
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Post by joachimt » October 29th, 2017, 10:01 am

I'm also hesitating about Turkey in pot 1. In my opinion Greece has a much better output.
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Post by Mario Gaborović » October 29th, 2017, 10:18 am

joachimt on Oct 29 2017, 04:01:29 AM wrote:I'm also hesitating about Turkey in pot 1. In my opinion Greece has a much better output.
Frankly I think that, too. Actually there's five or six Euro countries in that league where is difficult to define which one is 'stronger' than the other. Thoughts on this may vary, however it does rely heavily on international recognition.

But what does this term means when it comes to Portugal? I see a significant fanbase around Costa, de Oliveira and the rest, but still there isn't a single Oscar nom.

It smells like a new poll to me. :lol:
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Post by joachimt » October 29th, 2017, 10:25 am

Personally, I don't doubt the rest of pot 1. Only Turkey.
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Post by Armoreska » October 29th, 2017, 10:56 am

Shouldn't you post the ballots now so anyone can see you were not cheating? :whistling:
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Post by Mario Gaborović » October 29th, 2017, 11:04 am

Armoreska on Oct 29 2017, 04:56:29 AM wrote:Shouldn't you post the ballots now so anyone can see you were not cheating? :whistling:
5 unknown members all of a sudden, all have like 100 checks (usually most popular films), signed up three days ago for the first time, no profile picture, probably male aged around 18-25. :whistling:

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Post by brokenface » October 29th, 2017, 11:23 am

joachimt on Oct 28 2017, 02:57:05 PM wrote:
Mario Gaborović on Oct 28 2017, 02:37:45 PM wrote:You forgot Taiwan in the Pot 1, and now all your calculations are void. Personally I'm with Joachim's suggestion regarding my very first proposal being the best (Stronger Euro, Weaker Euro, Stronger RoW, Weaker RoW), and in that case I'll leave my final suggestion here:
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Pot 1: Czechia, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey
Pot 2 - Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, USA
Pot 3 - Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Latvia, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Switzerland
Pot 4 - Bolivia, Burkina Faso, China, Dominican Republic, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Peru, Thailand, Uruguay, Vietnam
This looks quite alright to me. Maybe China should be in pot 2 as well, but not sure which one would go to pot 4 then.
Yeah I'd definitely swap China and Argentina (not least 'cause you'd then avoid possibility of China being same group as Hong Kong or Taiwan)

In fact it might make sense to split the two rest of world groups more regionally.
Have one group of Asia (+ USA to make 12), and then a group of S.America/Africa/stragglers

Pot2 : China, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, Vietnam

Pot 4: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Mali, Morocco, Peru, Uruguay

That'd make nearly all groups 2 Euro, 1 Asia + 1 other.

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Post by Mario Gaborović » October 29th, 2017, 11:49 am

brokenface on Oct 29 2017, 05:23:23 AM wrote:
joachimt on Oct 28 2017, 02:57:05 PM wrote:
Mario Gaborović on Oct 28 2017, 02:37:45 PM wrote:You forgot Taiwan in the Pot 1, and now all your calculations are void. Personally I'm with Joachim's suggestion regarding my very first proposal being the best (Stronger Euro, Weaker Euro, Stronger RoW, Weaker RoW), and in that case I'll leave my final suggestion here:
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Pot 1: Czechia, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey
Pot 2 - Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, USA
Pot 3 - Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Latvia, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Switzerland
Pot 4 - Bolivia, Burkina Faso, China, Dominican Republic, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Peru, Thailand, Uruguay, Vietnam
This looks quite alright to me. Maybe China should be in pot 2 as well, but not sure which one would go to pot 4 then.
Yeah I'd definitely swap China and Argentina (not least 'cause you'd then avoid possibility of China being same group as Hong Kong or Taiwan)

In fact it might make sense to split the two rest of world groups more regionally.
Have one group of Asia (+ USA to make 12), and then a group of S.America/Africa/stragglers

Pot2 : China, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, Vietnam

Pot 4: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Mali, Morocco, Peru, Uruguay

That'd make nearly all groups 2 Euro, 1 Asia + 1 other.
I'll swap Greece/Turkey and China/Argentina, but I don't love your proposal since that way Japan, France and Mexico may end up in the same group, which is too many big-hitters already.

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Post by joachimt » October 29th, 2017, 12:58 pm

Deadline over. Malaysia wins: 22-17
Congratulations to Fergenaprido for entering the tournament with a second country.

Final list of countries:

Argentina (RBG)
Australia (Daviddoes)
Austria (metaller)
Bolivia (burneyfan)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Cynical Cinephile)
Brazil (Gorro)
Bulgaria (Mario Gaborović)
Burkina Faso (hurluberlu )
Canada (Armoreska)
China (hurluberlu)
Croatia (Mochard)
Czechia (Carmel98)
Dominican Republic (Angel Glez)
England (funkybusiness)
Finland (nimimerkillinen)
France (klaus78)
Georgia (tarr)
Germany (Lilarcor)
Greece (tommy_leazaq)
Hong Kong (Smoover)
Hungary (tarr)
India (tommy_leazaq)
Iran (zhangalan)
Italy (toro913)
Japan (monty)
Latvia (RogerTheMovieManiac88)
Lebanon (Armoreska)
Malaysia (Fergenaprido)
Mali (Fergenaprido)
Mexico (Daviddoes)
Morocco (jvv)
Peru (sacmersault)
Poland (sebby)
Portugal (Pgonzalez)
Romania (clemmetarey)
Russia (blocho)
Serbia (Mario Gaborović)
South Korea (mjf314)
Spain (beavis)
Sweden (PeacefulAnarchy)
Switzerland (Nathan Treadway)
Taiwan (mjf314)
Thailand (Lonewolf2003)
The Netherlands (Gershwin)
Turkey (XxXApathy420XxX)
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Vietnam (Eve-Lang-El-Coup)

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Post by beavis » October 29th, 2017, 1:03 pm

can you give the countries that are participating for the first time a different color in the above post joachim?

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Post by Armoreska » October 29th, 2017, 1:05 pm

Is it really going to be 2 months of preparations? Why not one, start earlier, have more preparation time for round 2?

Who was behind Norway's bid?
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Post by joachimt » October 29th, 2017, 1:44 pm

beavis on Oct 29 2017, 07:03:19 AM wrote:can you give the countries that are participating for the first time a different color in the above post joachim?
Yes, I can. Later......
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Post by joachimt » October 29th, 2017, 1:47 pm

Armoreska on Oct 29 2017, 07:05:40 AM wrote:Is it really going to be 2 months of preparations? Why not one, start earlier, have more preparation time for round 2?

Who was behind Norway's bid?
I'm not in a hurry, but more people suggested to start earlier, so I don't mind starting before Christmas.

Norway was Nathan Treadway's 2nd pick.
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Post by beavis » October 29th, 2017, 2:05 pm

joachimt on Oct 29 2017, 07:47:04 AM wrote:
Armoreska on Oct 29 2017, 07:05:40 AM wrote:Is it really going to be 2 months of preparations? Why not one, start earlier, have more preparation time for round 2?
I'm not in a hurry, but more people suggested to start earlier, so I don't mind starting before Christmas.
I would also prefer a start before the christmas hollidays
but maybe 1st of december will be too soon for some...
please don't make it a poll :)

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Post by Mario Gaborović » October 29th, 2017, 2:16 pm

beavis on Oct 29 2017, 08:05:06 AM wrote:
joachimt on Oct 29 2017, 07:47:04 AM wrote:
Armoreska on Oct 29 2017, 07:05:40 AM wrote:Is it really going to be 2 months of preparations? Why not one, start earlier, have more preparation time for round 2?
I'm not in a hurry, but more people suggested to start earlier, so I don't mind starting before Christmas.
I would also prefer a start before the christmas hollidays
but maybe 1st of december will be too soon for some...
please don't make it a poll :)
All nominated films should be revealed immediately after Joachim receives them, and when that happens it's irrelevant when the start is going to be since many of us will start watching 'em right off. B)
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Post by joachimt » October 29th, 2017, 2:34 pm

Mario Gaborović on Oct 29 2017, 08:16:23 AM wrote:
beavis on Oct 29 2017, 08:05:06 AM wrote:
joachimt on Oct 29 2017, 07:47:04 AM wrote:I'm not in a hurry, but more people suggested to start earlier, so I don't mind starting before Christmas.
I would also prefer a start before the christmas hollidays
but maybe 1st of december will be too soon for some...
please don't make it a poll :)
All nominated films should be revealed immediately after Joachim receives them, and when that happens it's irrelevant when the start is going to be since many of us will start watching 'em right off. B)
There are always people who submit their choice right before the deadline, so my choice for the deadline is just a few days before my choice of the start of the tournament.
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Post by monty » October 29th, 2017, 2:36 pm

Let's stick with the original plan.

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Post by sortile9io » October 29th, 2017, 3:16 pm

Tha African and Islamic gaps are even more obvious on the map of participating countries:

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » October 29th, 2017, 3:32 pm

What about officialy starting on January 1st, but setting the deadline and revealing the movies before Christmas, so that people who have time and want to already can watch some of the movies?

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Post by joachimt » October 29th, 2017, 4:16 pm

Lonewolf2003 on Oct 29 2017, 09:32:11 AM wrote:What about officialy starting on January 1st, but setting the deadline and revealing the movies before Christmas, so that people who have time and want to already can watch some of the movies?
Fine with me as well.

Keep posting opinions, guys. I listen to your opinions without doing a poll. :P
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Post by blocho » October 29th, 2017, 4:23 pm

sortile9io on Oct 29 2017, 09:16:30 AM wrote:Tha African and Islamic gaps are even more obvious on the map of participating countries:

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Perhaps, but I see seven majority Muslim countries plus several countries with significant Muslim populations (Russia, China, India).

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Post by Nathan Treadway » October 29th, 2017, 4:33 pm

I'm alright with not getting Norway through, as I only took it because nobody else did, and I wasn't too sure how far I'd be able to take it, even if I won this poll.

Also, should I reveal Switzerland's first film now, or wait? :D (Nah!)
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Post by Nathan Treadway » October 29th, 2017, 4:37 pm

joachimt on Oct 29 2017, 08:34:43 AM wrote:
Mario Gaborović on Oct 29 2017, 08:16:23 AM wrote:
beavis on Oct 29 2017, 08:05:06 AM wrote:I would also prefer a start before the christmas hollidays
but maybe 1st of december will be too soon for some...
please don't make it a poll :)
All nominated films should be revealed immediately after Joachim receives them, and when that happens it's irrelevant when the start is going to be since many of us will start watching 'em right off. B)
There are always people who submit their choice right before the deadline, so my choice for the deadline is just a few days before my choice of the start of the tournament.
How many submissions have you gotten so far?
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“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:37-40)

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