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Forum Battle 2009 - Revenge of the Vengeance!


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UsaSatsui
Title: The White Rabbit
Joined: May 25 2008
Location: Hiding
PostPosted: Feb 21 2009 09:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

2 years later, it's time. We pit the forum members against each other in a one-on-one duel to the death* and see who emerges the winner.

This time, I'm running things (with Syd's permission). It'll be a little different, no obscure video game characters to "balance the bracket" so to speak. It's forumer against forumer.

Here's how it works:

Entering:If you want to enter, PM me that you wish to enter. That is the ONLY way you get in. Saying you want to enter in this thread, by E-mail, by hired goon, or any other way will not work.
I have come to the decision that this is fucking stupid. While I would prefer that you PM me (with the promo), just mentioning you want in should be fine.
The deadline is Saturday, Feb. 28th at 7 PM (Eastern Time), there will be NO late entries allowed.
Include a short promo piece that I can use that tells who you are and why we should vote for you. If you don't, I'm gonna make one up for you, and it will not be flattering.

Brackets: Brackets will be done randomly and selected LIVE! in the Sydlexia IRC Chat Room at 9:00 PM (Eastern Time) on Feb. 28th. The first match will begin as soon as they are done.

Voting: Polls will run for at most 72 hours (give or take a few). The person with the most votes advances to the next round. The loser...doesn't. If there is a tie, the polls run 24 more hours. If it's still a tie after that...I'll figure something out.
I reserve the right to end any poll early if it's a clear blowout.

Campaigning: Follow the rules of the forums when promoting yourself. If you have any sort of powers that your opponent does not have (moderator status, chat room ops, wiki admin, etc), you may not use them to gain an advantage in any way. Blatant trolling and flaming your opponent should be done in NWO, if at all. And above all, don't be an ass. This is all common sense shit, yeah, but if I don't say it, someone will do it.

The Winner: ...gets nothing. Well, they can say they won. But that's about it.

One Rule To Ring Them All: This is all in good fun. Do not take it seriously. If you feel you're gonna take it too seriously, don't enter.

That's it. Send in yer names, and may your deaths* in battle be glorious!

(*Death not guaranteed nor even very likely unless some members are more emo than I'm expecting)

Registration Rules Change - 2/24/09
Anyone entering after the 32nd entrant (JimmyLazer) will go through an extra round. Their opponent will be selected randomly.

The Official List of Challengers:
UsaSatsui (Yeah, I'm entering. Got a problem?)
SevereFlame
Ross Rifle
ThatGuy
Ba'al
DarknessDeku
Slayer1
Bobashotmace
IceWarm
Hacker
Not Sure
Optimist With Doubts
Syd Lexia
Mr. Bomberman
Rycona
Fred
Ghandi
Docinsano
Kubo
Nekkoru
GPFontaine
Douche McCallister
Lordsathien
Cameron
Joshwoodzell
Fernin
Greg the White
Dr. Jeebus
The_almighty_spehornoob
Valdronius
Arlock41
JimmyLazer
Knyte
DoctorOrpheus
Ash Burton
SoldierHawk
TOTAL: 36
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SevereFlame
Title: Superpowered President
Joined: Dec 07 2008
Location: White House In The Sky
PostPosted: Feb 21 2009 09:44 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm just posting here because I want the first post of this epic thread.

Oh, and I signed up.
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Teralyx
Title: Master Exploder
Joined: Jun 04 2008
Location: Goldenrod City
PostPosted: Feb 21 2009 09:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Oh, Fuck yes!


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Syd Lexia
Site Admin
Title: Pop Culture Junkie
Joined: Jul 30 2005
Location: Wakefield, MA
PostPosted: Feb 21 2009 10:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm in.
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UsaSatsui
Title: The White Rabbit
Joined: May 25 2008
Location: Hiding
PostPosted: Feb 21 2009 10:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

HA HA I'M AN ASS
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SoldierHawk
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Title: Warrior-Poet
Joined: Jan 15 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
PostPosted: Feb 21 2009 10:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Forgive the ignorance, but the way this works...you just campaign and promote yourself as much and/or as cleverly as possible, to garner the most votes from forum members, so you move on to the next round? Or is there an aspect I'm missing?




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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 
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UsaSatsui
Title: The White Rabbit
Joined: May 25 2008
Location: Hiding
PostPosted: Feb 21 2009 10:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

SoldierHawk wrote:
Forgive the ignorance, but the way this works...you just campaign and promote yourself as much and/or as cleverly as possible, to garner the most votes from forum members, so you move on to the next round? Or is there an aspect I'm missing?


Yeah, pretty much.
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Ba'al
Title: Zerg Zergling
Joined: Mar 02 2008
Location: Uranus
PostPosted: Feb 21 2009 10:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Aww, I was looking forward to me fighting Don Flamenco or something...


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DarknessDeku
Title: Haunted Enemy
Joined: Dec 08 2007
Location: Indiana
PostPosted: Feb 21 2009 10:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I PMed you.
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Slayer1
Title: ,,!,, for you know who
Joined: Sep 23 2008
PostPosted: Feb 21 2009 10:46 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I pm'ed you as well SatSui! Razz
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Black Zarak
Title: Big Coffin Hunter
Joined: Feb 01 2006
Location: Phyrexia
PostPosted: Feb 21 2009 11:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

So, having achieved all my goals in my first term as forum president, I see no need to run for a second term...


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Hacker
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Joined: Sep 13 2008
PostPosted: Feb 21 2009 11:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

This should be fun

EDIT: even though i will probably lose
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Mr. Bomberman
2009 Forum Champion
Title: (still) token black.
Joined: Jan 27 2006
Location: Home of the lost towers
PostPosted: Feb 22 2009 12:11 am Reply with quote Back to top

I came into this thread expecting the Sydlexia Character Battle 2, but I guess not.

The old gen needs to be represented, so I'm totally in.


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UsaSatsui
Title: The White Rabbit
Joined: May 25 2008
Location: Hiding
PostPosted: Feb 22 2009 12:17 am Reply with quote Back to top

Mr. Bomberman wrote:
I came into this thread expecting the Sydlexia Character Battle 2, but I guess not.

The old gen needs to be represented, so I'm totally in.


It sort of is. I just didn't feel throwing in a whole bunch of obscure video game characters to embarrasingly lose to.

Syd has lobbied for the return of the Chicken, however, and depending on how the brackets fall, he just may make it.
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Rycona
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Title: The Maestro
Joined: Nov 01 2005
Location: Away from Emerald Weapon
PostPosted: Feb 22 2009 12:26 am Reply with quote Back to top

UsaSatsui wrote:
Mr. Bomberman wrote:
I came into this thread expecting the Sydlexia Character Battle 2, but I guess not.

The old gen needs to be represented, so I'm totally in.


It sort of is. I just didn't feel throwing in a whole bunch of obscure video game characters to embarrasingly lose to.

Syd has lobbied for the return of the Chicken, however, and depending on how the brackets fall, he just may make it.

Yea, especially since we have so many more posters now.

And I'm in also.

=-=does a gang symbol=-=


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Syd Lexia
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Title: Pop Culture Junkie
Joined: Jul 30 2005
Location: Wakefield, MA
PostPosted: Feb 22 2009 12:33 am Reply with quote Back to top

We could do old gen vs. new gen.
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Fred
Joined: Jan 18 2009
Location: NYork
PostPosted: Feb 22 2009 12:40 am Reply with quote Back to top

Um... Sure, why not?


I have a sig because I was told to. Now leave me be about it.
 
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Ghandi
Title: Alexz Aficionado
Joined: May 21 2008
PostPosted: Feb 22 2009 12:45 am Reply with quote Back to top

I decided to stand and be counted.

*wonders how he got talked into this*


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Cameron
Title: :O O:
Joined: Feb 01 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
PostPosted: Feb 22 2009 02:26 am Reply with quote Back to top

Let's say I join this thing...does my campaign have to involve videos?


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UsaSatsui
Title: The White Rabbit
Joined: May 25 2008
Location: Hiding
PostPosted: Feb 22 2009 02:30 am Reply with quote Back to top

Cameron wrote:
Let's say I join this thing...does my campaign have to involve videos?


...Who said anything about videos? Slayer said he might do one, but for sure it's not required.

You can put as much or as little into your "campaign" as you want. If you just wanna sit there and let your name do the talking, that's fine. If you put "Vote for me" in your sig, that's fine. If you tell everyone, "Vote for me, or I'll kill, skin, and fuck your dog", that's...disturbing, and probably not fine. But allowed.
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docinsano
Title: Boner King
Joined: Jan 08 2008
Location: Mpls Mini Soda
PostPosted: Feb 22 2009 02:54 am Reply with quote Back to top

You can add me to your RTFF.... er Challenge dude!
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TheRoboSleuth
Title: Sleuth Mark IV
Joined: Aug 08 2006
Location: The Gritty Future
PostPosted: Feb 22 2009 03:53 am Reply with quote Back to top

I've no enthusiasm for campaining.

I also got wicked pwnd by Darkmaze last time.


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Kubo
Joined: Aug 24 2005
Location: Mount Holly, NJ
PostPosted: Feb 22 2009 04:14 am Reply with quote Back to top

I'm most definitely in! Great idea to revive the battle, was a ton of fun last year, even if I got a bad draw and got trounced by Tebor in Rd. 2. Bring the pain, 2009!


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Slayer1
Title: ,,!,, for you know who
Joined: Sep 23 2008
PostPosted: Feb 22 2009 12:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I get the feeling with this line up, I'm screwed any way you look at it... but in any case... HERE COMES MY VIDEO! Making it now!
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GPFontaine
Joined: Dec 06 2007
Location: Connecticut
PostPosted: Feb 22 2009 12:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm in.

As for the voting, why not set a duration of 3 days for all polls. Let an automated system handle it. Also if a blowout is happening, why not let it ride out? Never know what is going to happen and with a 3 day turn around time, it could flip flop.

As for a tie, adding 24 hours will allow a non-voter to topple the votes, this seems odd. A person who didn't participate would dictate the fate of the poll. Why not allow two people to move on and then the next bracket is a 3 way?

Lastly, I'm in favor of secondary accounts being allowed to enter, but not to vote. For example. Mr. Haddox should be in this poll should he decide to enter the competition, but he shouldn't be able to vote.

Lastly after lastly, I promise not to hack the forums and Rawr out at any point in the competition. It would be funny though to see my competition's radio buttons disappear Kefka!



 
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