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Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:03 pm
by BogusMeatFactory
Exhuminator wrote:These ties are starting to feel like intentional trolling. :|

Anyway Elky whatever you choose I for one am good with. Thanks for the poll.


Nah. I really don't think it is people trolling. There is definitely passionate members on all sides of the selections. If nep won, then yeah... it was definitely trolling.

Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:18 pm
by marurun
If strategically voting to try to ensure their favorite theme is the theme for the month in question is trolling, then yes, lots of trolling. I don't think people want a tie. They want to WIN, and when there are several popular candidates, people will rally behind them to try to get their preferred outcome. The fact that 3 topics are all pretty close just means those 3 topics were all roughly of equivalent interest to us forum-dwellers.

Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:26 am
by alienjesus
It'd be great to get an answer on which one of these is taking the victory. I need to start thinking about buying some games regardless of the victor.

Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:30 am
by Blu
Might I suggest, a three-way?

I really want to play Starcraft Remastered, and it's $10 due to the 25th anniversary. I'd love to play some comp stomps with folks for old time's sake.

Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:42 pm
by crazythink4
For what it’s worth, it tried to detect whether there was trolling going on.

I initially had chosen FMV and RTS. A few days ago, there was a 3-way tie at 17 votes each between RTS, Neo and FMV and it also smelled fishy to me. I switched my vote from RTS to Neo-Geo (which I didn’t want, but did for the purposes of my experiment), leading to 16-18-17 for RTS, Neo and FMV, respectively. The theory is that if there was trolling, they would line up at 17 again.

That didn’t happen, either because there is indeed no trolling, or if there was, they sensed something was up. When the votes didn’t equalize the way I suspected, I removed my Neo vote because I wanted FMV to win (sorry, RTS voters!)

Anyway, I’d like to take this opportunity to formally apologize to Ex for throwing a tantrum in last month’s voting thread. It was the wrong reaction to have and it brought everyone down in a forum that’s supposed to be having fun and celebrating classic gaming. So sorry about that man. The ELN month is going great and lots of fascinating discussion is going there. So kudos! :D

Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:47 pm
by ElkinFencer10
I think it was more an issue of indecision than trolling, personally.

Re: April's Together Retro Theme: Elkin's Eccentric Extravag

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:30 pm
by BogusMeatFactory
ElkinFencer10 wrote:I think it was more an issue of indecision than trolling, personally.


Lots of persuasion going on in this thread for sure!

Re: Aprils Together Retro Theme Elkins Eccentric Extravaganz

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:52 am
by BogusMeatFactory
Preergo wrote:This is a retro forum, so feel free to jump back in time. Did Malvern Stars, for example, use any Aussie parts?

David


It did actually. Malvern Stars uses the DB106A to create quantum fluctuations in the northern quadrant of the accelerator board. It also used the patented aussie SMOG (Simulated metriculated oscillating gramercy) chip that easily overheats but MAN THE PERFORMANCE!!