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thanks. but how is it inevitable that people tell each other what their songs are? but yeah, maybe adey could use my questions at some point.
Oh I'm certain there would be some alliances going on beyond mere music taste similarity among those who consistently give big points to one another . This game while good does rely pretty much exclusively on the good faith of the competitors that they'll play fair, and with so many you know not everyone will .

Not that I'm totally angelic I should note. One user and I used to share our songs when he first started playing, but we mostly stopped doing that and I didn't reward his songs for knowing what they were. Don't know if he ever did, but that's his business . Shouldn't have done that probably, but eh, I've basically stopped. He doesn't even play anymore

Strom/Jim and I have had this discussion. We both agree that only voting based on listening to 0:30-1:00 'soundbites' of songs is bad, but we didn't even address the possibility of voting alliances .
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Congrats, eck. Didn't vote for your song, but nice to see you win it.

Thank you so much for managing this, Adey, superb!!
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Oh I'm certain there would be some alliances going on beyond mere music taste similarity among those who consistently give big points to one another . This game while good does rely pretty much exclusively on the good faith of the competitors that they'll play fair, and with so many you know not everyone will .

Not that I'm totally angelic I should note. One user and I used to share our songs when he first started playing, but we mostly stopped doing that and I didn't reward his songs for knowing what they were. Don't know if he ever did, but that's his business . Shouldn't have done that probably, but eh, I've basically stopped. He doesn't even play anymore

Strom/Jim and I have had this discussion. We both agree that only voting based on listening to 0:30-1:00 'soundbites' of songs is bad, but we didn't even address the possibility of voting alliances .
Just to put a few peoples minds to rest, I don't ever share what my picks are. Nor does anyone else tell me what there's is. Once or twice, although not for ages, I think a person might have guess my song and I might have acknowledged they were correct although even that I am not sure of.

Yes, I do have a block of people I tend to give points to. But that is because they consistently select songs I like and vice versa. I am not trying to get to the finals and don't even worry these days where I finish, but it matters to me that all the points my songs get they get on merit because people like them.

I have always actually found it strange the concept that one should thank people when they give your song votes. I never feel it is appropriate to thank people in these circumstances to be honest, because when I get votes it is because they have liked the song I have selected. That always pleases me immensely when someone I respect likes my nomination, but it is not something it appropriate to thank someone for.

On the other hand, I do thank people when they select a song I really like and introduce me to an artist I am not previously familiar with. That is the most exciting thing that can happen in these games and when I find am gifted a new discovery then that is when it is okay to say thank you. I am hugely grateful to all the people who have selected songs that have brightened my day, and to some extent votes are the way one shows gratitude. Therefore it is hugely important to direct that gratitude to the people who have entered the best songs for that game. Any kind or deal would be absolutely against everything I believe this game stands for. To me, I take voting at least as seriously as I do selecting my songs. Voting, is the way of showing my appreciation for all the music I like. So for me, voting properly as always been very important.

Of course, there is pleasure is selecting songs and knowing that a few other people liked them as well so I do try to select songs that the people who I most respect in these games will appreciate. Yeah, it is fair to say, there are people in these games I no longer worry about. By that, I mean, there are people who never, or virtually never give my songs points. In Igorche's case he hasn't given me one point in 28 games. I have no doubt if I really really wanted to get some points from Igorche I could study if voting record in detail and work something out that he would like. But I prefer not to compromise myself and instead nominate songs I like that I hope at least a few other people will as well and that is enough for me. The idea of vote deals totally goes against what this game is about for me. Frankly if other people do this, I am not really bothered, it is not something will affect my votes anyway as these are people I doubt would favour my selections anyway. I am confident though that not only do I not share knowledge of my selections, none of the people who normally do get my highest votes do either.

This might seem strange to some, but the people who regularly get my highest votes do so because they regularly select the songs I like the most.
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I've never told any other player what my songs are either.

It is slightly different for me because although I do know who's picked want I don't actually study the lists in detail - I just add the nominated songs each day - then on the day of the reveal all the songs are put in alphabetical order and given their song numbers and I do the MP3's

Usually the next day I listen to them at work if it's quiet, or during the weekend and then rank them and do my own votes - which I then forward to James.

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I wasn't naming any names .
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Apart from my obvious-as-hell Japanese entries I never told anyone about mine
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Just to put a few peoples minds to rest, I don't ever share what my picks are. Nor does anyone else tell me what there's is. Once or twice, although not for ages, I think a person might have guess my song and I might have acknowledged they were correct although even that I am not sure of.

Yes, I do have a block of people I tend to give points to. But that is because they consistently select songs I like and vice versa. I am not trying to get to the finals and don't even worry these days where I finish, but it matters to me that all the points my songs get they get on merit because people like them.

I have always actually found it strange the concept that one should thank people when they give your song votes. I never feel it is appropriate to thank people in these circumstances to be honest, because when I get votes it is because they have liked the song I have selected. That always pleases me immensely when someone I respect likes my nomination, but it is not something it appropriate to thank someone for.

On the other hand, I do thank people when they select a song I really like and introduce me to an artist I am not previously familiar with. That is the most exciting thing that can happen in these games and when I find am gifted a new discovery then that is when it is okay to say thank you. I am hugely grateful to all the people who have selected songs that have brightened my day, and to some extent votes are the way one shows gratitude. Therefore it is hugely important to direct that gratitude to the people who have entered the best songs for that game. Any kind or deal would be absolutely against everything I believe this game stands for. To me, I take voting at least as seriously as I do selecting my songs. Voting, is the way of showing my appreciation for all the music I like. So for me, voting properly as always been very important.

Of course, there is pleasure is selecting songs and knowing that a few other people liked them as well so I do try to select songs that the people who I most respect in these games will appreciate. Yeah, it is fair to say, there are people in these games I no longer worry about. By that, I mean, there are people who never, or virtually never give my songs points. In Igorche's case he hasn't given me one point in 28 games. I have no doubt if I really really wanted to get some points from Igorche I could study if voting record in detail and work something out that he would like. But I prefer not to compromise myself and instead nominate songs I like that I hope at least a few other people will as well and that is enough for me. The idea of vote deals totally goes against what this game is about for me. Frankly if other people do this, I am not really bothered, it is not something will affect my votes anyway as these are people I doubt would favour my selections anyway. I am confident though that not only do I not share knowledge of my selections, none of the people who normally do get my highest votes do either.

This might seem strange to some, but the people who regularly get my highest votes do so because they regularly select the songs I like the most.

If we ever did a "least likely to do cooperation with other posters" you'd get my vote.
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