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Old 08-16-12, 02:10 PM
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

EDIT: i've changed my mind...i vote no. 100 movies, 31 days or 31 days of horror.

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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

Originally Posted by cardsfan111
Seriously, I'm not a huge fan of the extra day but if that's what everyone wants, it doesn't bother me. Just so long as the thread title is appropriately labled "Annual October (and a day in September) Horror Movie (and TV if you want to) Challenge"
I wasn't sure if we needed to re-post our thoughts on the extra day. I had posted my opinion above earlier in the thread.

If the majority goes with the extra day, I wouldn't put any conditions on it. I'd prefer to be free to watch whatever I want.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

I've given it some thought, and I vote no to the extra day. It has always been 100 movies, 31 days or 31 days of horror. It just seems wrong to make it 32. The challenge has started on crappy days before. That's just part of the challenge. It's not supposed to be easy.

If it's decided that we will begin our October challenge in September (it even sounds wrong!), I would vote for a completely free day - no theme and no daily subset.

And haven't we had this discussion before when people wanted to extend the challenge one day for Day of the Dead? It was ultimately decided that the challenge should stay in October. I don't see why that should change now, just because we're anxious to start early.

To be honest, the more I think about it, the more shocked I am that Chad is even taking a vote on this idea.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

I have to say, I vote "yes" on amendment extra day. Although it's for entirely personal reasons, my job requires me to work overnight 12 hour shifts on the weekends and I normally get a lot of movie watching done then. By starting a day early I'd personally have an extra 15 hours where I'd be getting paid to watch movies for the challenge, and it's almost always easier to watch movies at work than it is with my house full of children! If it weren't for this I'd probably vote "eh, whatever you guys think"
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

Now that the first day isn't Criterion-only, I'd say skip it.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

Originally Posted by NoirFan
Now that the first day isn't Criterion-only, I'd say skip it.
^ This.

It's supposed to be 31 days of horror; besides 9/30 is a Sunday, so it's scarcely better than starting on Monday.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

I once again put in my vote for the extra day, with no strings attached.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

Originally Posted by clckworang
I've given it some thought, and I vote no to the extra day. It has always been 100 movies, 31 days or 31 days of horror. It just seems wrong to make it 32. The challenge has started on crappy days before. That's just part of the challenge. It's not supposed to be easy.

If it's decided that we will begin our October challenge in September (it even sounds wrong!), I would vote for a completely free day - no theme and no daily subset.

And haven't we had this discussion before when people wanted to extend the challenge one day for Day of the Dead? It was ultimately decided that the challenge should stay in October. I don't see why that should change now, just because we're anxious to start early.

To be honest, the more I think about it, the more shocked I am that Chad is even taking a vote on this idea.
The bolded part is how I feel after thinking about it. It's October, 31 days, 100 horror movies. That's the basis of the challenge. Starting early just because we'd be starting on a weekday is just a slap in the face of the challenge. If there is an extra day I'll still be starting on the first.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

Originally Posted by NoirFan
Now that the first day isn't Criterion-only, I'd say skip it.
Whoa, I never said that. Just gave my personal opinion, which might have been a little on the harsh side. Whatever is decided - no extra day, extra day with Criterion-only, extra day with anything goes ...I'm down for it.

And probably should extend it to a 2-part question:

1. Do you want an extra day on September 30?

2. If yes, do you want it to be Criterion-only or just a normal day?


Originally Posted by clckworang
To be honest, the more I think about it, the more shocked I am that Chad is even taking a vote on this idea.
You and me both.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

Restating my opinion of no extra day.

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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

Originally Posted by Chad
Whoa, I never said that. Just gave my personal opinion, which might have been a little on the harsh side. Whatever is decided - no extra day, extra day with Criterion-only, extra day with anything goes ...I'm down for it.

And probably should extend it to a 2-part question:

1. Do you want an extra day on September 30?

2. If yes, do you want it to be Criterion-only or just a normal day?




You and me both.
1.Yes (I love horror movies)
2. No (But I can buy 4 of them for that price)
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

Originally Posted by Chad
Whoa, I never said that. Just gave my personal opinion, which might have been a little on the harsh side.
It's all good, I was never a huge fan of the extra day, but I'd be slightly more accepting if it were Criterion only. For the record though, my vote would be a no.
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After a lot of thinking and reading of others opinions, I believe that I will change my original vote to a solid no. I feel like too many people disagree with adding the day and counting the watches.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

I vote NO on the extra day.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

I'll also vote no for the extra day. I don't really have a good reason other than tradition and it just doesn't feel right to start in September.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

Im going on a trip on the 30th so I wont be able to watch anything anyway, but after reading clckworang's point it has been 31 days of horror and vote No on the extra day.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

Adding another "no" to the extra day.

Personally, it doesn't feel right to start in September, and I'd like to keep my tradition of 31 days of Halloween.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

No extra day.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

Call me a traditionalist. No extra day.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

I agree, no extra day.

I'll throw out one last minor thought, I feel the marathon should start at midnight in whatever time zone you live in. Not a biggie mind you but, if you're waiting to get started (and I currently don't recall what time zone we do go by in this) and you have to wait to 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. to get going it sort of sucks a bit. I remember being messed up by this one year. (And I apologize if this is already how it is or it's been changed and it is my misunderstanding. Wouldn't be the first or last time. )
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I'll vote yes on the extra day, just to set a precedent that can possibly be used for expanding the Holiday challenge so we have more time to watch Thanksgiving movies.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

Just to reiterate, in case:

I vote no to the extra day.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

1. Yes.
2. Criterion because it would get more participants in that challenge.
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Re: Comments, Suggestions & Feedback for the 2012 Horror Challenge

Compromise.

Do the "Hebrew" day definition at the start of the Challenge and start at dusk. This gives everyone a few extra hours, but nowhere close to a full day.

And as Pizza just said, and I thought all Challenges had already done; do away with any reference to time zones. It starts at midnight (or dusk) at wherever you happen to be; and ends at dawn at wherever you happen to be.

Edit to add: And make it Criterion suggested, but not enforced as another compromise.

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