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The Small Screen / Re: What shows are you watching?
« Last post by Sleepless on Today at 08:27:09 AM »
LOVED this show. It's pitched almost as a comedic British X-Files but with ghosts instead of aliens, but it actually has a generous dose of Doctor Who DNA but with lots of swears. It's really fun and a great example of episodic storytelling. I just finished S1 this morning and I'm still on bit of a high from it. Treat yourself and give it a watch.

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News and Theory / Re: How about a 2020 Xixax Dekapenticon?
« Last post by Sleepless on Today at 08:09:40 AM »
I think it's worth doing again. Tastes have changed and Xixax has a lot of new blood since 2006. Doesn't AFI do a "greatest of all time" list every decade?
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Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Now Playing
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on Today at 01:11:45 AM »
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News and Theory / Re: How about a 2020 Xixax Dekapenticon?
« Last post by ono on Yesterday at 07:51:26 PM »
Hmm...  Well, I think that expanding that list to account for the films of the past 15 years should allow for more room for recent additions as well as past ones.  I mean, isn't one of the criticisms of our lists of years past that they're too neoteric?

I will say, the level of work involved in asking for a top list of the past 20 years is not much greater, so if people want to have two separate votes, I'm okay with that.
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News and Theory / Re: How about a 2020 Xixax Dekapenticon?
« Last post by polkablues on Yesterday at 07:33:58 PM »
I humbly suggest that we do this one as a best movies of the past 20 years rather than a best all-time. Iím just worried about putting a bunch of effort into it and then ending up with basically the same list.
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News and Theory / Re: How about a 2020 Xixax Dekapenticon?
« Last post by Sleepless on Yesterday at 07:23:20 PM »
 :yabbse-thumbup:

Let me know how I can help at all.
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News and Theory / Re: How about a 2020 Xixax Dekapenticon?
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on Yesterday at 06:59:50 PM »
 :yabbse-thumbup:
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News and Theory / Re: How about a 2020 Xixax Dekapenticon?
« Last post by ono on Yesterday at 06:51:08 PM »
Yeah, a low barrier is important.  I'm thinking all people really need to do is say the name of the film, and the year if there's any confusion.

And yeah, it's just a list of titles right now.  I actually forget what the rankings were used for anyway.  I don't think personal rankings were very relevant.

If there's no other input to be had, I think we can go ahead and open up the campaign period.

Maybe have nominations open until the 16th, and then announce the list on the 17th, and that gives everyone another two weeks to watch stuff.  We'll announce the winners on January 1st.  Sound good?
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News and Theory / Re: How about a 2020 Xixax Dekapenticon?
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on Yesterday at 06:06:46 PM »
I also think it's best to have a larger pool of nominations.

It can be a bit of a headache to count and compile nominations that are made in a thread in no standardized format, with all sorts of different spellings, punctuations, and capitalizations. But I don't think the turnout would be overwhelming enough to be concerned. In any case, I think we've found that decreasing the barrier to entry (not requiring any special formatting etc.) increases participation quite a bit.

I assume the nominating process would not ask people to do any ranking. That phase is just about compiling a list of titles, right?

I would say the people organizing this should exercise some amount of editorial control over the nominees. We've found that to be essential sometimes in the Xixax Awards. The will of the voters/nominators is usually very clear in most situations, though, and you want to reward the energy of the people who participate in the nomination phase.
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News and Theory / Re: How about a 2020 Xixax Dekapenticon?
« Last post by Sleepless on Yesterday at 05:55:53 PM »
I like you doing the work lol :) No objections to that. I do think it's important that we keep the "status of voting" confidential so as not to influence strategic voting, but campaigning for films to be included in nominations list should be allowed. However else you think it should work is fine. PMing votes makes me nostalgic for the Xixax of yore...