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McAuley
Apr 15th, 2005, 04:27 PM
Hello WTAWorld! :wavey:

This is your thread, your observation deck for “The Surviving Link”.

Voice your opinion about what’s going on, compare notes, gossip, predict who’ll be kicked out…

Thanks!

Chris :)

Bankhead Bounce
Apr 15th, 2005, 05:46 PM
:scratch:












:angel:

creep
Apr 15th, 2005, 08:13 PM
Make them post naked pics of themselves.

James
Apr 15th, 2005, 09:39 PM
I already have a favourite bed too and someone just chose it as his.

McAuley
Apr 16th, 2005, 12:22 PM
I already have a favourite bed too and someone just chose it as his.

Those beds will have an impact on the first round of "The Surviving Link".

Stay tuned...

;)

McAuley
Apr 18th, 2005, 04:52 AM
Voting day will be tomorrow and late Tuesday (Pacific Daylight), the first person eliminated from "The Surviving Link" will be announced.

Look out for the voting thread and cast your ballot for the player you want ousted from the game.

BigB08822
Apr 18th, 2005, 06:03 AM
I would have chosen to never defecate! A lot of people felt they couldnt chose that because they would die, but I think the way it worked was you coud never do it again AND you wouldn't die or stink (if you chose bathe). It would be kind of like a super power. Am I correct in my way of thinking?

McAuley
Apr 18th, 2005, 10:30 AM
I would have chosen to never defecate! A lot of people felt they couldnt chose that because they would die, but I think the way it worked was you coud never do it again AND you wouldn't die or stink (if you chose bathe). It would be kind of like a super power. Am I correct in my way of thinking?

There was no right or wrong answer but you are correct: the daily activity they chose would never have to be performed again. I would have chosen defecate as well because while it is a bodily function we're all accustomed to, there are times when it is very inconvenient to poop and it's awful to have to hold it for so long. :(

skanky~skanketta
Apr 18th, 2005, 01:17 PM
There was no right or wrong answer but you are correct: the daily activity they chose would never have to be performed again. I would have chosen defecate as well because while it is a bodily function we're all accustomed to, there are times when it is very inconvenient to poop and it's awful to have to hold it for so long. :(

am i not allowed to post in here?

DoctorG
Apr 18th, 2005, 11:42 PM
I've voted for the immunity. :)

It was not easy, I think there are 4-5 people standing out at the moment.

All the contestants are sure the first one to go out is the one who doesn't complete all the tasks. It will be interesting to see if they are right, because the first edition did NOT follow that pattern at all.

Good luck everyone! :yeah:

Thank you McAuley! :wavey:

McAuley
Apr 19th, 2005, 10:22 AM
:kiss: DoctorG :kiss: (hope you don't mind ;) )

am i not allowed to post in here?

Sorry, Veronica, this only for Observers of the game.

creep
Apr 19th, 2005, 11:35 AM
:kiss: DoctorG :kiss: (hope you don't mind ;) )



Sorry, Veronica, this only for Observers of the game.

Can I vote her out for posting in here? ;)

Hot 92 Jamz
Apr 19th, 2005, 02:56 PM
My bed lost the poll! :mad:

Aquanetta
Apr 19th, 2005, 05:20 PM
Can I vote her out for posting in here? ;)

:hehehe:

McAuley
Apr 20th, 2005, 05:23 AM
Christian was the first voted out.

Thoughts?

~{X}~
Apr 20th, 2005, 05:57 AM
I am honestly glad to be out. I mean because it was more typing than I expected and yes I am pretty lazy and its just, I think maybe I had a different idea on how the game was going to be and it wasn't that way so yeah I am happy to be out, no offense, it is a great game though. Just not for me.

DoctorG
Apr 20th, 2005, 09:29 AM
I'm not surprised. I think a couple of contestants already stand out (in terms of committment, interaction and self-expression), but after only three days it was difficult to pick a name: the one who asked for being voted out was the easiest and most logical choice.

The first edition of this game was about "let's kick out the ones who are dangerous for my favourite poster as soon as possible", I'm very curious to see if it will be the same. Christian is very popular, but asked to get voted, so maybe not.

Hot 92 Jamz
Apr 20th, 2005, 02:41 PM
The person I wanted out is still in the game. :angel:

creep
Apr 20th, 2005, 06:42 PM
I never even got to vote.

I definitely think I would have won if I had been playing. Popular people like me always win.:)

McAuley
Apr 23rd, 2005, 02:58 AM
please Don't Forget To Vote! ;)

McAuley
Apr 23rd, 2005, 11:11 AM
Go to the PLAYERS link in my signature and read what the players said some about some of you. :)

bw2082
Apr 23rd, 2005, 03:26 PM
I don't get it. I've read through the players thread and find it very uninteresting. They're just picking things and chatting about boring subjects. :lol:


and at least 2 people who are playing it are in the same boat as me :tape: :haha:

McAuley
Apr 24th, 2005, 05:32 AM
I don't get it. I've read through the players thread and find it very uninteresting. They're just picking things and chatting about boring subjects. :lol:

Well you fulfilled your role as an observer: you found the players boring so what you could do on the next day of voting (on Tuesday) is vote off the player you find the most boring. ;)

and at least 2 people who are playing it are in the same boat as me :tape: :haha:

See! :) You have something in common with 2 of the players so perhaps not so boring aftyer all? ;)

McAuley
Apr 24th, 2005, 05:37 AM
Remaining Players:

Blake (Jericho)
Christian (-X- Tian)
Corey (JenFan75)
Jamie (JohnnyWeirFan)
Jordan (PointBlank)
Joshua (VSFan1)
Nathan (Athenaeum)
Ryan (Ryan17)
Veronica (name_change)

McAuley
Apr 24th, 2005, 10:53 PM
Immunity challenge is tomorrow. ;)

McAuley
Apr 25th, 2005, 09:27 PM
Name 3 WTAWorld posters who you believe to be 'underappreciated' (your interpretation of the word). Please thoroughly explain your choices.

Veronica: TASK1: “Three’s Company”

Volcana. i think that people normally brush him off but i love his posts because they are very very profound. he speaks so eloquently. and he's very knowledgable. i think he sounds a bit grown up so people normally just ignore him and dont appreciate him enough.

Rocketta. yes, she's popular with many but she has many haters. i've known rocky for AGES, longer than most i here (we go waaaaay back to gotennis) and i think that her bluntness and honesty rub some people the wrong way and hence the underappreciation. if u look into what she says, you'll realize that she's intelligent and she's witty.

Viggen. i think he's not appreciated enough because he keeps a low profile. i think he's very funny and people often think his jabs at some players are offensive. it isnt. he's just teasing.

Joshua:

1 - Most importantly is the user "Alek" -- Not many people know him, but he is a moderator in the Games and the Challenger forum. He also runs the game Fantasy Womens Tennis Tour or "FWTT" It has been going on for over five years now and is the original and longest running game ever on WTAWorld even going back to the SanexWTA board days. He is a sincere and nice guy and is always willing to listen and talk to people and he does so much for WTAWorld that goes unnoticed. Furthermore, he has a deep and appreicative sense for his favorite players -- like Asa Carlsson. He had developed her own website and progressively tracked her results and made constant checks on her when she was out with an injury. It's not easy to find out information, especially on lower ranked players. He was always very studious in his tasks to make sure he knew out what was going on with her. Now, he has focused on quite a few Mexican girls (he is from Mexico) and he maintains a website for them and is constantly cheering for them -- despite their wayward efforts in the lower challenger series. He is just a good guy and I really appreciate him.

2 - Volcana -- he has had many other usernames, but my first interactions with Volcana started on the AOL Tennis Messageboards in 1998 under the name of VicVenn. Then, we progressed to the SanexWTA board under the name of ShawdowJack and now in the current incarnation of Volcana. This user (I'm assuming it's a "he") is very mysterious about his personal life, but his analysis of the game and of stats, rankings, etc. is fabulous. He makes many posts, which unfortantely are responded to. My feelings are that since he is a "Williams" fans, many people don't bother to look at it, furthermore, the diatribe in General Messages is so negative, people just choose not to focus on informational data. It's sad to see that all of his wealth of knowledge goes unnoticed.

3 - Griffin -- Many people around here know Griffin as a moderator but I knew her before that back in the SanexWTA days (I have a habit of picking board veterans). She is always fair and consistent with her moderation of the boards (she even warned me once!) and keeps a violent free message board. I know there are other moderators, but Griffin impresses me even more, because every thread I go into, she's there, talking up about the topic. For example, I see her post about Survivor, American Idol, The Amazing Race, Venus Williams vs. Monica Seles 2002 QF, etc. SHE IS EVERYWHERE! So she contributes amazing content to the site as well which helps the board grow! It's awesome that she has the time, effort, dedication, and passion to do this and I deeply admire it. I think she is under-appreciated too because she doesn't seek appreciation, so often people don't realize all what she does. But I do and I like her

RYAN17:

TheBoiledEgg: I believe TBE is seen posting about Russians all the time, and does not get credit for all the other stuff he does. WTAWorld may be organized chaos as it is, but without TBE we would be sunk in terms of keeping track of WTA results etc, and he has an excellent knowledge of the sport.

Brian Stewart: I always think of him as Rollo's sidekick, but really Brian Stewart is in change of tabulating and storing ALL the Grand Slam results in history. I love reading what goes on in BFPT, and Brian does not regularly post outside of the GS Results section. He is very dedicated to finding draws and results from the most impossible era's and years, and most of the pre-pubescent posters on this board do not understand his contribution to the site.

Steam: Steam does not post much outside of Hockey and Survivor threads, but I really like how disagreeable he is. Many people take his bluntness as an offence, but really he just jokes around. I think his posts are insightful and intelligent, and he's hilarious.

POINTBLANK:

Dadyo - Im sorry but everyone knows him as a Azza follower and all..but if you read all his post..even though humorous..they really have very thought answers behind them

TBE - People really dont read his/her post but they are amazing..he knows so much about the sport and everything..though mostly Russians ..

Andrew. - He is another that gets on of like the reps Dario(Dadyo) does..he has more of the Lina type thing..and most people dont like that..but for being as young as him he knows alot..and is really dedicated to his fans..

JAMIE:

This is definitley a tough one... I don't really know that many people on the board but...

Alek, is first of all for the same reasons Josh posted. He's run such a fabulous game for such a long time, and his staying power is really great. I mean I know that if I didn't have FWTT I probably would have left awhile ago, and it's good I hadn't because now I'm just getting back into the posting thing.

Doctor G, he also runs fabulous games, and I really think he's one of the smartest and best posters out there. He's a fantastic guy and of course I'm automatically partial to those posters who have been around with me the longest, and he I do remember from the original sanex board.

The Boiled Egg, his knowledge is profound, and the work he puts into the rankings in the Challenger forum is just really incdedible. His knowledge and effort he gives to the board is nearly unparalleled.

JERICHO:

TheBoiledEgg and Brian Stewart - they know so much about tennis its ridiculous

Esther - she gets a lot of appreciation but she deserves more

DoctorG
Apr 26th, 2005, 06:06 PM
Name 3 WTAWorld posters who you believe to be 'underappreciated' (your interpretation of the word). Please thoroughly explain your choices.


JAMIE:

This is definitley a tough one... I don't really know that many people on the board but...

Doctor G, he also runs fabulous games, and I really think he's one of the smartest and best posters out there. He's a fantastic guy and of course I'm automatically partial to those posters who have been around with me the longest, and he I do remember from the original sanex board.




:banana:

creep
Apr 26th, 2005, 06:54 PM
There are no posters I feel that are under appreciated. The ones I appreciate the most are the ones who just register, read from time to time, and don’t post. Because there’s enough self righteous sanctimonious bullshit on here already.
So to those posters with no posts. I thank you!:)

DoctorG
Apr 26th, 2005, 08:21 PM
Voted. :)

CooCooCachoo
Apr 26th, 2005, 09:17 PM
Where to vote? :shrug:

Dana Marcy
Apr 26th, 2005, 11:38 PM
Rocketta. yes, she's popular with many but she has many haters. i've known rocky for AGES, longer than most i here (we go waaaaay back to gotennis) and i think that her bluntness and honesty rub some people the wrong way and hence the underappreciation. if u look into what she says, you'll realize that she's intelligent and she's witty.

:yeah: I don't see Rocketta having a lot of haters though.

McAuley
Apr 27th, 2005, 05:16 AM
Thank you for playing, Ryan!

Remaining Players:

Blake (Jericho)
Christian (-X- Tian)
Corey (JenFan75)
Jamie (JohnnyWeirFan)
Jordan (PointBlank)
Joshua (VSFan1)
Nathan (Athenaeum)
Ryan (Ryan17)
Veronica (name_change)

DoctorG
Apr 27th, 2005, 09:04 AM
So, we're down to 5. Ryan didn't show up lately, so it's not a real surprise. From now on it will be very close. I wish posters were interacting more.

Thank you Chris! :wavey:

Hot 92 Jamz
Apr 27th, 2005, 01:22 PM
So, we're down to 5. Ryan didn't show up lately, so it's not a real surprise. From now on it will be very close. I wish posters were interacting more.

I agree! There should be a task that they should all on work together. Just my opinion. :)

kabuki
Apr 27th, 2005, 02:08 PM
So, we're down to 5. Ryan didn't show up lately, so it's not a real surprise. From now on it will be very close. I wish posters were interacting more.

Thank you Chris! :wavey:

I want them to fight :boxing: :lol:

Hot 92 Jamz
Apr 27th, 2005, 02:24 PM
I want them to fight :boxing: :lol:

:lol:

I didn’t even think of that but it would be interesting and totally unexpected if the players experienced some “task rage”. :hehehe:

DoctorG
Apr 27th, 2005, 04:36 PM
A common task might be a good idea. I can't remember any real fight in the first edition. But I do think we had more interaction and talked to each other a lot more. Maybe I'm just biased. Or I'm getting older. ;)

McAuley
Apr 28th, 2005, 10:34 AM
A common task might be a good idea. I can't remember any real fight in the first edition. But I do think we had more interaction and talked to each other a lot more. Maybe I'm just biased. Or I'm getting older. ;)

I took the blame for that coz I just didn't encourage them enough to interact in the early stages of the game. :o

Thanks! :wavey:

DoctorG
Apr 28th, 2005, 12:32 PM
I took the blame for that coz I just didn't encourage them enough to interact in the early stages of the game. :o

Thanks! :wavey:


I don't think so, you're doing a wonderful job, great effort! :yeah:

DoctorG
Apr 29th, 2005, 09:25 AM
I've voted for immunity.

It's getting very tough to single out a name. Considering the last few days and the lyrics, IMHO two posters have been slightly better, and in the end I've chosen the one I hadn't voted for yet.

I have my favourites, but I have no clue at all about the next one to be eliminated.

rightous
Apr 29th, 2005, 09:51 AM
I think the greatest (survivor master) should win ;)

McAuley
May 1st, 2005, 12:03 PM
Jordan (PointBlank) has been eliminated. Who is next?

BLAKE (Jericho)
JAMIE (JohnnyWeirFan)
JOSHUA (VSFan1)
VERONICA (name_change)

McAuley
May 4th, 2005, 06:24 AM
Blake (Jericho)
Christian (-X- Tian)
Corey (JenFan75)
Jamie (JohnnyWeirFan)
Jordan (PointBlank)
Joshua (VSFan1)
Nathan (Athenaeum)
Ryan (Ryan17)
Veronica (Name_Change)

Jericho
May 4th, 2005, 06:29 AM
thanks you evil b*tches :p

Go veronica! :angel: (since im an observer now)

Hot 92 Jamz
May 4th, 2005, 12:30 PM
Jericho, based on the poll, I thought you were safe. The person I voted for was the one I thought was going but anything can happen. :shrug:

GO VERONICA! :bounce:

McAuley
May 7th, 2005, 07:32 AM
The defending champion, Joshua, wins immunity and makes the final.

Either Jamie or Veronica will be voted off by the end of Saturday (PDT).

Hot 92 Jamz
May 9th, 2005, 01:27 PM
:bounce: GO VERONICA! :bounce:

Rocketta
May 9th, 2005, 04:36 PM
Rocketta. yes, she's popular with many but she has many haters. i've known rocky for AGES, longer than most i here (we go waaaaay back to gotennis) and i think that her bluntness and honesty rub some people the wrong way and hence the underappreciation. if u look into what she says, you'll realize that she's intelligent and she's witty.

Thank you Vgirl, that was very sweet! :hug:

so............




:bounce: GO VERONICA! :bounce:

jacs
May 10th, 2005, 10:08 AM
Congrats Joshua! Speaking from someone who lost to you in Survivng Link, a looooong time ago, I'm sure you'll do well.

Mcauley,will there be another one like these?

McAuley
May 10th, 2005, 11:09 AM
Congrats Joshua! Speaking from someone who lost to you in Survivng Link, a looooong time ago, I'm sure you'll do well.

Mcauley,will there be another one like these?

Hiya Jacoben, former "TSL" finalist! :wavey: "TSL" will come back next year but if you look at my signature, you can see my next game, "WTAworld's Next Top Poster" is coming soon. ;)

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
May 10th, 2005, 09:13 PM
Congrats Joshua! Speaking from someone who lost to you in Survivng Link, a looooong time ago, I'm sure you'll do well.

Mcauley,will there be another one like these?
Thanks Jacob -- I'm still wondering how I won that first Surviving Link with so many awesome people in there.

Again, I'm wondering how I'm in the final 2 of this one as well with such great people. It makes me feel good that people have noticed me enough to not vote me out ;)