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Dec 14th, 2012 06:02 PM
nazzac
Re: Ask Nazzac

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Did you watch Doctor Who this year? If yes, then how do you rate the roles of Matt Smith, Karen Gillen and Arthur Darwill and their on-screen chemistry?
No i don't watch Doctor Who anymore. I used to when i was younger
Dec 14th, 2012 03:14 PM
bulava
Re: Ask Nazzac

Did you watch Doctor Who this year? If yes, then how do you rate the roles of Matt Smith, Karen Gillen and Arthur Darwill and their on-screen chemistry?
Dec 14th, 2012 08:10 AM
nazzac
Re: Ask Nazzac

Good, good. Nice to see it going well
Dec 13th, 2012 11:05 PM
Natural Joe
Re: Ask Nazzac

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I would either make a voting playoff, or i'll tally their votes from the previous rounds and the current one and add them up. Whoever has the most votes goes through.

Slava is going to win it. She's getting through, but hasn't won a group yet. She's going to keep on quietly getting through and then be a suprise winner.

The Sabine thing is what makes this contest so interesting. A player can be getting a lot of votes one round, and then be heading out or just staying in the next. Makes it compelling, and hard to predict. Sabine is still in the Qualifying positions, so she looks pretty safe atm.

Semis are going to be interesting. I'll try make the groups as balanced as i can.

Speaking of which, what do you think of the groupings so far? Are they balanced/good? or unbalanced/bad?

Because often in these contests, groups end up being unbalanced. I made the groups, but i had a system, so it's not like i completely handpicked them.
My dream result would be Slava and Vika being first in the final with the same number of votes. Not going to happen though. But yeah, this unique format makes for very interesting results.

I think the groups have been fair and balanced thus far. I see no reason to change your system. Apparently people are of the same opinion, otherwise they surely would've complained by now.
Dec 13th, 2012 10:43 PM
nazzac
Re: Ask Nazzac

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Already looking forward to semis and final! By the way, what would you do if players five and six of a group were tied?

Slava is 8 votes ahead of Sabine, that should be enough. Quite surprised actually because IIRC Sabine won her first group and now she's only fifth.
I would either make a voting playoff, or i'll tally their votes from the previous rounds and the current one and add them up. Whoever has the most votes goes through.

Slava is going to win it. She's getting through, but hasn't won a group yet. She's going to keep on quietly getting through and then be a suprise winner.

The Sabine thing is what makes this contest so interesting. A player can be getting a lot of votes one round, and then be heading out or just staying in the next. Makes it compelling, and hard to predict. Sabine is still in the Qualifying positions, so she looks pretty safe atm.

Semis are going to be interesting. I'll try make the groups as balanced as i can.

Speaking of which, what do you think of the groupings so far? Are they balanced/good? or unbalanced/bad?

Because often in these contests, groups end up being unbalanced. I made the groups, but i had a system, so it's not like i completely handpicked them.
Dec 13th, 2012 10:31 PM
Natural Joe
Re: Ask Nazzac

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I plan to get the contest done by the end of next week. Quarter Finals until this weekend. Semis until midweek, and final until next Sunday.

And good . I thought it wouldn't take off like it has. There has been no objections like there was on MTF, so it's gone quite well. Kinda hoping there are no more votes in QF 1, so Slava goes through . Thought she'd be heading out this round tbh, but she's doing well.
Already looking forward to semis and final! By the way, what would you do if players five and six of a group were tied?

Slava is 8 votes ahead of Sabine, that should be enough. Quite surprised actually because IIRC Sabine won her first group and now she's only fifth.
Dec 13th, 2012 10:18 PM
nazzac
Re: Ask Nazzac

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It's OK, you still have plenty of time to decide. Just one last thought for now: with multiple choice it would still be possible for everyone to vote for one fave only like in single choice, but at the same time people with two or more faves have to possibility to vote for all of them. I think that would be an advantage (MTF also had multiple choice in the final, btw ). Alternatively, if you have difficulties to decide, you could ask the forum to chose the format before the final starts.



I really like it! We've had a somewhat similar contest in October (without polls though) and as you've mentioned there's the one by Sexysova but they all have a different format so it will be very interesting to compare the results. Others seem to like it as well, judging from the number of votes.
I plan to get the contest done by the end of next week. Quarter Finals until this weekend. Semis until midweek, and final until next Sunday.

And good . I thought it wouldn't take off like it has. There has been no objections like there was on MTF, so it's gone quite well. Kinda hoping there are no more votes in QF 1, so Slava goes through . Thought she'd be heading out this round tbh, but she's doing well.
Dec 13th, 2012 10:08 PM
Natural Joe
Re: Ask Nazzac

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I haven't fully decided what to do with the final yet. But it's definately going to be single or multiple choice.
It's OK, you still have plenty of time to decide. Just one last thought for now: with multiple choice it would still be possible for everyone to vote for one fave only like in single choice, but at the same time people with two or more faves have to possibility to vote for all of them. I think that would be an advantage (MTF also had multiple choice in the final, btw ). Alternatively, if you have difficulties to decide, you could ask the forum to chose the format before the final starts.

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What do you think of my contest? (i admit i copied it off MTF )
I really like it! We've had a somewhat similar contest in October (without polls though) and as you've mentioned there's the one by Sexysova but they all have a different format so it will be very interesting to compare the results. Others seem to like it as well, judging from the number of votes.
Dec 13th, 2012 09:46 PM
nazzac
Re: Ask Nazzac

I haven't fully decided what to do with the final yet. But it's definately going to be single or multiple choice.

What do you think of my contest? (i admit i copied it off MTF )
Dec 13th, 2012 09:28 PM
Natural Joe
Re: Ask Nazzac

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I haven't fully decided yet. I'm thinking a single vote final, where you choose your favourite out of the final 10 instead of choosing a few. Therefore i think we'll get a clear decision on who people's favourite is. The multiple choice option is good in the first few rounds because you are likely to get more than 2 favourite in a group, plus it allows smaller ranked players who are well liked, like Kimiko to get through. In the final it's different as were are defining who the favourite player is, so a single vote would be best imo
Personally, I'd prefer a multiple choice poll in the final. IMO that's what makes this contest unique and I think we might see different yet significant results compared to a single choice poll. Single choice would show which player has the most fans, whereas with a multiple choice poll you'd have the chance to vote for your second, third, etc. fave as well; if many people vote for the same player as their second, third, etc. fave, this player would obviously be very much liked as well but would fall short if you could only vote for your first fave. But that's just my opinion and I'll be happy with whatever you decide in the end - it's your contest after all.

If you decide to make it single choice I'd change the predictions I made in my previous post because I made them with a multiple choice final in my mind.

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Slava's doing okay in this round. 3rd in her group and 5 go through.
Yeah, that's nice to see! And Vika is first in her group, tied with Petra.
Dec 13th, 2012 08:45 PM
nazzac
Re: Ask Nazzac

I haven't fully decided yet. I'm thinking a single vote final, where you choose your favourite out of the final 10 instead of choosing a few. Therefore i think we'll get a clear decision on who people's favourite is. The multiple choice option is good in the first few rounds because you are likely to get more than 2 favourite in a group, plus it allows smaller ranked players who are well liked, like Kimiko to get through. In the final it's different as were are defining who the favourite player is, so a single vote would be best imo

Slava's doing okay in this round. 3rd in her group and 5 go through.
Dec 13th, 2012 08:29 PM
Natural Joe
Re: Ask Nazzac

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I know this is my Q&A thread.

But, who do you think will win the favourite player tournament?
It's really difficult to say, I'd like to see the results of the semis first. For me it's quite surprising that Kimiko and Robson are doing so well in this contest but I'm not so sure if they will get as many votes in the latter rounds. I would rather expect the higher ranked players to dominate the SF/final. So here's a wild guess, based on nothing but gut feeling: 1) S. Williams 2) Sharapova 3) Azarenka 4) Kvitova/V. Williams 5) Li Na. How many players can you vote for in the final?
Dec 13th, 2012 07:44 PM
nazzac
Re: Ask Nazzac

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Who do you think will win your favorite players contest?

Do you enjoy watching players like Isner, Raonic, Querrey?

Do you watch tennis matches in which none of your faves participates?

Do you think Tomic will be a future slam winner?

Are you happy that I revived your thread?
1. Hopefully Slava . TBH i don't know. It's hard to predict due to the multiple choice, which gives it an extra twist. I mean, Kerber was the most voted player in round 1 i believe, and now she's 2nd to Robson.

2. I wouldn't say i enjoy it, but i don't mind it either.

3. Yes of course.

4. He can be if he applies himself. I think it depends on Tomic himself, and how Murray, Djokovic, Del Potro do after Fedal retires.

5. yeah
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I know this is my Q&A thread.

But, who do you think will win the favourite player tournament?
Dec 13th, 2012 07:37 PM
Natural Joe
Re: Ask Nazzac



Who do you think will win your favorite players contest?

Do you enjoy watching players like Isner, Raonic, Querrey?

Do you watch tennis matches in which none of your faves participates?

Do you think Tomic will be a future slam winner?

Are you happy that I revived this thread?
Dec 6th, 2012 10:38 PM
nazzac
Re: Ask Nazzac

BTW, i think that Peak Tsonga is better than Peak Del Potro. Peak Tsonga is almost unstoppable.
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