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Post by flavo5000 » June 18th, 2019, 2:24 am

Daviddoes wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 10:13 pm
I'm thinking of hosting an unofficial cult/grindhouse challenge next month. Anybody interested in participating?
I've basically been doing that for the banned films challenge this month anyway. B)

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Post by peeptoad » June 18th, 2019, 10:57 am

Daviddoes wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 10:13 pm
I'm thinking of hosting an unofficial cult/grindhouse challenge next month. Anybody interested in participating?
most likely, yes, since I plan on watching a few gialli, assuming they are eligible for the thriller/mystery challenge, which segues nicely to my next question-


Does anyone know if there is set criteria for the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller challenge? It is just IMDB tags or something additional/different? (just trying to plan some views in advance)

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Post by 72allinncallme » June 18th, 2019, 11:00 am

Double post.
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Post by 72allinncallme » June 18th, 2019, 11:01 am

peeptoad wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 10:57 am
Does anyone know if there is set criteria for the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller challenge? It is just IMDB tags or something additional/different? (just trying to plan some views in advance)
And are noirs excluded?

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Post by sol » June 18th, 2019, 11:10 am

72allinncallme wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 11:01 am
peeptoad wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 10:57 am
Does anyone know if there is set criteria for the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller challenge? It is just IMDB tags or something additional/different? (just trying to plan some views in advance)
And are noirs excluded?
Probably depends who is hosting (I'm not; I might volunteer to host Low IMDb rating again depending how I feel with work stresses and all). I think it's safe to say that anything listed as Mystery or Thriller on IMDb is eligible; whether iCM tagged films and others count may be up to the host.
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Post by maxwelldeux » June 18th, 2019, 5:29 pm

sol wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 11:10 am
72allinncallme wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 11:01 am
peeptoad wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 10:57 am
Does anyone know if there is set criteria for the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller challenge? It is just IMDB tags or something additional/different? (just trying to plan some views in advance)
And are noirs excluded?
Probably depends who is hosting (I'm not; I might volunteer to host Low IMDb rating again depending how I feel with work stresses and all). I think it's safe to say that anything listed as Mystery or Thriller on IMDb is eligible; whether iCM tagged films and others count may be up to the host.
I was pushing for the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller to be at the opposite time of year than the Noir challenge because I assumed noirs would count. And yeah, I think it's just IMDB genre tags, or a strong argument for a film's inclusion.

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Post by Daviddoes » June 21st, 2019, 10:00 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Daviddoes wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 10:13 pm
I'm thinking of hosting an unofficial cult/grindhouse challenge next month. Anybody interested in participating?
I wouldn't focus on it, but I might record things that count towards it. I'd be afraid that it would overlap quite a bit with one (and possibly two) of the official challenges next month. Are you thinking one month only, or something that would last for a bit longer?

The overlap is actually why I chose next month. I thought it might encourage more people to drop in. I'm planning it to be a single month challenge.
flavo5000 wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 2:24 am
I've basically been doing that for the banned films challenge this month anyway. B)

I realize the banned films challenge is pretty much the successor to the cult/grindhouse challenge, but I just can't let go :$ Also I want to use the cult/grindhouse challenge as a final push to platinum the 500 Essential Cult Movies list :whistling:
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June 18th, 2019, 10:57 am
most likely, yes, since I plan on watching a few gialli, assuming they are eligible for the thriller/mystery challenge.
Well, I'll hope to see you there :thumbsup:

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Post by wowwee123 » June 24th, 2019, 3:46 pm

Have we had official challenges with an Actor/Actress/Director that begins with a certain letter of the Alphabet (first or Last)? If not, I think this would make sense to have, as it would add a lot of new challenges.

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Post by albajos » June 24th, 2019, 3:52 pm

There's no theme to that. The movies wouldn't have anything in common.

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Post by wowwee123 » June 24th, 2019, 10:07 pm

albajos wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 3:52 pm
There's no theme to that. The movies wouldn't have anything in common.
That would be the theme... For example...

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Post by sol » June 25th, 2019, 2:41 pm

With less than a week to go, how are we looking for hosts next month?

July Challenges:

- Benelux
- Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
- Low IMDb Rating

As mentioned above, I'm okay to host Low IMDb Rating again. I don't know if I will be able to commit to having weekly stat updates though, so if somebody else wants to take it on and provide weekly fun stats, I'm happy to move aside -- assuming whoever it is sticks to the "under 5.5" cut-off that we negotiated last time.

Do we want a Dutch or Belgium guest host?

And who wants to take on the task of determining just what does and does not qualify for mystery/thriller/suspense? :pinch:
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Post by albajos » June 25th, 2019, 2:48 pm

I can do Low iMDb as well, I don't have interest in the others.

I'm cat sitting in another house in july, so I don't have my dual screens, but I don't need those for the OP.
I can go home for the weekly stats at least :p

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Post by sol » June 25th, 2019, 2:51 pm

Oh, cool. Your weekly stats are always amazing. :D
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Post by 3eyes » June 25th, 2019, 5:52 pm

Do we want a Dutch or Belgium guest host?
How about Lux?
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Post by maxwelldeux » June 25th, 2019, 7:19 pm

I'm down to host Mystery/Suspense/Thriller.

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Post by sol » June 25th, 2019, 11:20 pm

3eyes wrote:
June 25th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Do we want a Dutch or Belgium guest host?
How about Lux?
I don't think we have any Lux users. Do we? I don't recall ever seeing the country listed against anyone's username. :shrug:
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Post by sol » June 26th, 2019, 1:12 pm

Well, I can host Benelux if nobody else wants to.

If I do host though, I won't provide fun stats (I don't want to spend copious time searching alternative titles) and I won't police eligibility beyond asking for common sense.

Thanks for volunteering to host Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, max! I have a feeling that will be a nightmare to run since the trio of genres covers a very extensive array of films and I can easily imagine many users surpassing the 100 mark. :o
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Post by 3eyes » June 26th, 2019, 1:44 pm

sol wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Thanks for volunteering to host Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, max! I have a feeling that will be a nightmare to run since the trio of genres covers a very extensive array of films and I can easily imagine many users surpassing the 100 mark. :o
Heh. Since British whodunit series are my go-to escapist watching, I might even get up there - unless (as I expect) there are restrictions on TV series.
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Post by sol » June 26th, 2019, 3:25 pm

3eyes wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 1:44 pm
sol wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 1:12 pm
I can easily imagine many users surpassing the 100 mark. :o
I might even get up there - unless (as I expect) there are restrictions on TV series.
Yes, it would be probably be a good idea to have some TV restrictions. Maybe something similar to what albajos had in place when he ran the Comedy Challenge last year, i.e. one entire season = 1 point regardless of the number of episodes in the season.
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Post by hurluberlu » June 26th, 2019, 5:17 pm

sol wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 3:25 pm
3eyes wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 1:44 pm
sol wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 1:12 pm
I can easily imagine many users surpassing the 100 mark. :o
I might even get up there - unless (as I expect) there are restrictions on TV series.
Yes, it would be probably be a good idea to have some TV restrictions. Maybe something similar to what albajos had in place when he ran the Comedy Challenge last year, i.e. one entire season = 1 point regardless of the number of episodes in the season.
That is rather extreme, let's limit their number or apply the 60min rule instead.
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Post by albajos » June 26th, 2019, 5:28 pm

The reason for that is that sitcoms are extremely easy to find. Netflix is filled with it. So binging one season could easily give you 12 points in a day for stuff you just consume in a zombie state.

I intended only to do it for comedies though. Thrillers etc do actually activate the user more. You actually have to think sometimes.

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 26th, 2019, 6:31 pm

I don't have strong opinions on the TV rule for the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller - as long as it doesn't become hard to host because I have to track a bunch of stuff. I'm inclined to leave it as the standard 40/60 shorts rule, unless there are good arguments against this.

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 29th, 2019, 8:04 am

Wait - have we seriously never run an official Mystery/Science/Thriller challenge (noir challenges aside)? Can someone confirm/disconfirm that?

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Post by albajos » June 29th, 2019, 8:09 am

You and I should know that best, but no. Not separate and not together.
(remember you find everything alphabetically in viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3896 - I'll try to update all of them this summer)

With "only" 24 challenges before there were probably too many repeating titles between noir and this.
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Post by sol » June 29th, 2019, 8:12 am

By the way, I assume I'm hosting Benelux since it's been three days since I flagged that I was okay to host upthread and nobody else has put up their hand. Anyway, I have just finished putting an OP together, so I'll guess I will post it. I can always delete the thread if somebody else keen and enthusiastic volunteers in the next day and a half.
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Post by albajos » June 29th, 2019, 8:14 am

I vote jeroeno. But of course, wont force anyone

(It just gives an extra dimension to a area challenge if some local hosts it)

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Post by sol » June 29th, 2019, 8:18 am

albajos wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 8:14 am
I vote jeroeno. But of course, wont force anyone
Well, it would be nice to have a Dutch (or Belgium) host, but yeah, it's not something that we can really lump onto someone else.

I'll post the OP that I put together this afternoon in a couple of minutes. If somebody else wishes to host, they can then copy my formatting/images so that all my efforts do not go to waste. :sweat:
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Post by maxwelldeux » June 29th, 2019, 8:36 am

albajos wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 8:09 am
You and I should know that best, but no. Not separate and not together.
(remeber you find everything alphabetically in viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3896 - I'll try to update all of them this summer)

With "only" 24 challenges before there were probably too many repeating titles between noir and this.
Heh. Yeah - I checked my data first, but I honestly didn't believe it. It just... seemed so obvious that we would have had multiples of those challenges. Live and learn, I guess.

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Post by jeroeno » June 29th, 2019, 2:32 pm

albajos wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 8:14 am
I vote jeroeno. But of course, wont force anyone

(It just gives an extra dimension to a area challenge if some local hosts it)
Normally I would but i'll be in Spain until the 9th. :unsure: :shrug:

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Post by 3eyes » June 29th, 2019, 2:35 pm

That was why I'm enthusiastic about it - repeating stuff always got in the way.
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Post by wowwee123 » July 9th, 2019, 6:55 pm

wowwee123 wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 10:07 pm
albajos wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 3:52 pm
There's no theme to that. The movies wouldn't have anything in common.
That would be the theme... For example...
Guys, what do you think of this idea?

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 9th, 2019, 8:20 pm

wowwee123 wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 6:55 pm
wowwee123 wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 10:07 pm
albajos wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 3:52 pm
There's no theme to that. The movies wouldn't have anything in common.
That would be the theme... For example...
Guys, what do you think of this idea?
I mean, it's fine - it doesn't get me super excited, as there's no real cohesive theme to the challenge. Then again, if we vote for it, I'm fine with it.

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Post by wowwee123 » July 9th, 2019, 10:14 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 8:20 pm
wowwee123 wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 6:55 pm
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June 24th, 2019, 10:07 pm


That would be the theme... For example...

Guys, what do you think of this idea?
I mean, it's fine - it doesn't get me super excited, as there's no real cohesive theme to the challenge. Then again, if we vote for it, I'm fine with it.

The theme is: random titles under a specific letter or letters of the alphabet. Because there are existing lists out there, it makes it that much easier to find the titles.

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Post by joachimt » July 10th, 2019, 4:42 am

I don't participate in challenges, but I have to say this is the most ridiculous idea for a challenge I've seen in this thread. Other ideas:
- movies with a director who's last name starts with the letter D
- movies with a runtime of 87 minutes
- movies of which the title is one word
- ......
I fail to see the point of a challenge where the movies have nothing in coming like theme, culture, period, etc......
But you go ahead if you want to have fun with it.
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Post by wowwee123 » July 10th, 2019, 5:04 am

joachimt wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 4:42 am
I don't participate in challenges, but I have to say this is the most ridiculous idea for a challenge I've seen in this thread. Other ideas:
- movies with a director who's last name starts with the letter D
- movies with a runtime of 87 minutes
- movies of which the title is one word
- ......
I fail to see the point of a challenge where the movies have nothing in coming like theme, culture, period, etc......
But you go ahead if you want to have fun with it.
That settles it. Hehe. :cheers:

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