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Ack! Poll fatigue!
I know it's fun for you guys but I can't keep up with everything that's going on. I was surprised that a top 50s/60s, all time songs, 2000s albums, were all going on at the same time. Even pitchfork paced there decade polls out at a clip of once a year.
I don't mean to whine too much, I'm just offering an explanation for my lack of participation.
I've got an idea if you want to make this poll more interesting. We could ask everyone their favorite artists, and have them include there favorite song by that artist. Then, one person could rank the artists, and another person could rank what each artist's most liked song is.
I still want to run a 00's movie poll, and will if anybody else shows interest.
I am looking forward to both the artists and the movies poll.
I've got a few questions for if I do end up doing the 00's movie poll.
Right now I was thinking of doing it like the decade polls in music. 00 top ten, 01 top ten, etc, then vote on the top 100. Only I was thinking of doing separate votes for english films and non-english films (Because of the difference in exposure), and then maybe to have a final vote with the top ten of each at the very end.
My questions are:
A) Would people be behind this?
B) Should there be a month to vote for each year, or some shorter period like one or two weeks?
C) How have people been doing the scoring for the decade polls?
A) I'd definitely be behind it!
B) Yeah I agree, 2 weeks should be enough.
C) No idea
For the film poll, I agree. It could be very interesting...but...please, don't make two lists (english and not english). The world is made of variety, it is useless to separate the talents.
A) Separate lists sounds good to me. I just checked my yearly top tens and there were about 60 non English movies and 40 English movies. I'm afraid that among the forum members there are people who mostly watch US movies so I want to give a chance to those great Asian, European and Latin American movies.
B) It's maybe easier to make yearly polls and I vote for it but if it's only one poll I'm satisfied too (and maybe we could do the year by year poll next year).
C) I think RYM lists are so great that we should use them (same years than in IMDB but it's easier to check them). If the movie isn't in RYM then IMDB year.
Top films of 00s according to RYM users
And by the way I think we should exclude the tv-series (including minitv-series like Band of Brothers).
Edit. And also we shouldn't vote for short films (like The House of Small Cubes). But document films should be eligible.
An other question, how determinate the nationality of a film ?
Producer ? Director ?
And for the name of the film, when it's an asian film for example, which name take ? The original with ideogram, the english one, the spanish one, the french one ?
Concerning the film poll, I would definetely prefer one list for all countries. It is more fun comparing all movies in stead of a separation like that. Actually, it is an advantage of movie lists over music lists that movie lists tend to be much more diverse in country-coverage.
Also, the original release is better than the release in some specific country (which country?), in my opinion.
Okay, so the rough consensus seems to be not to use separate lists, to do it by year, with each vote lasting two weeks, and to use RYM to determine year because it uses the original release date rather than any particular country's release date.
If non-english language films end up not factoring, maybe I'll note down the top five performing non-english speaking films in each year and there can be a 'top 50 non-english films' poll at the end in addition to the top 100 overall films.
If nobody else wants to run it, I'll start it a few weeks after the moderate poll is done.
And, I'd like somebody who's done the decade polls in music to post the entire 50-40-etc point scheme they use.
This list has been off-topic for a while, but when will the artists list start up? I looked at the results of the last one and it got me excited.
Also, is there any more input on my idea? I'll wait to do a tournament until after the main list (if there is interest, of course), but I'm still debating on whether to do it with the 128 artists or to exclude, say, the top 100 to make it a "Moderately Acclaimed Artists" tournament.