I dont like the idea of the mafia getting the whack because of an AWOL but keeping the numbers odd is more important in my mind. Adding players mid stream could really make for messy dynamics. Not a fan of that idea so guess i say the AWOL is the Lynch for the day and move on. The AWOL could be Mafia.. it's not unheard of.
Nice job on the rule rewrite Mike.
Like the move to 24 hours, and allowing closing on the weekend. Its very easy for ref to say, unless there are objections this round will close on Sunday as long as its done during the week (by Friday). Objections can be PM:d and held in confidence.
Not a rule.. or guess it could be, more procedure... Sometimes it can be weeks between the start of the signups to the start of the game. I'd like to see a role call be done just prior to game start. If i had a dime for every time I've seen " I did not realize the game had started..'
Ex. In the current (just finished game), the next one up to ref would post
Mafia XX will begin Monday 9/1. PLayers are:
Roll call begins now. You have 24/36? hours to acknowledge the game starts this Monday. If you do not acknowledge by Sunday at noon?? you will be replaced and game play will begin Monday as scheduled.
Some spewage to that affect. (But make sure there are players in the wings in case.)
I kind of hate that business relationships carry that mentality.
"Everything is your fault! It's your job to fix it! We are the client! We don't make mistakes! You are responsible for everything!"
Yea, attorney's are the worse too. They're never wrong and their deadlines always must be met, even if you have to freeze time to achieve it.
Fwiw, the person who sent the threatening e-mail has since apologized and recognized I was right. Boo-ya!
I could never work on that side on the consultant/vendor side of the playing field. I hate the instability that comes with client relations. Instead of working until five AM, I'd probably curl in a ball and yell "why do youuu hattteeee meeeee"
For this reason, I am suppppperrrr nice to our vendors and consultants. I treat them like I work for them, offering support with what they need to get the job done. It's my boss that "manages the relationships" with them (aka lays down the hammer when they are messing up), no point in them hearing it from me also.
I've been to the last 3 years of Live On The Green and I still think that it's the best free event in Nashville, but I'll be skipping out tonight. It has gotten waaaaay too crowded. You used to be able to have a little bit of elbow room towards the back, or at least be able to go get a beer/use the portopotty without someone calling you a "fat b!tch" for trying to pass by them to get over there. I heard that they're doing it at Centennial Park next year. Fingers crossed...
Yeah we bought VIP passes for September 4, just to avoid the insane crowds for one night. I'm going for all the other nights as well. It is way too packed.
The Live On The Green folks keep trying to remedy the situation, and they're doing their best, but it's not doing much for the overcrowding. And it seems like all of the Vandy kids discovered how awesome the event is and they have totally invaded it. They make up a majority of the line-cutters, push-up-to-the-front-and-crowd-you-and-your-friends-even-though-I-got-here-10-minutes-ago-folks, sh!t-talkers, and half-full-beer-throwers.
They must've blown their tree budget on screens for the tents. They own the park, run a festival that generates millions of dollars, and they still charge the people paying to be on their land for the cost of the trees. That's not America. That's not even Mexico.
I like the autolynch and end the day as if the missing player were voted out. I think having an odd number of players at the end of each round is crucial to the determination of a winner. If we have an even number of players and it ends up as 2-2 Mafia/Townie then the game is essentially over anyway. If the Town votes off a Mafia then it ends up 1-1 Townie/Mafia and if the Town votes off a Townie the Mafia win. We never get to that wonderful 2-1 Townie/Mafia mix that we all love to see.
Cool interview, thanks sangvincent. I particularly thought this part was interesting
When you started the tour, was it difficult to be onstage after so long?
Yeah, I think people could see it at Coachella, the very first show. It was foreign. My head wasn’t there. I kind of fluffed through rehearsals. A few hours before the Coachella show, I get a message that Prince and Paul McCartney are going to be there. My spirit is not right, and idols are standing side-stage, so as the show started, I’m bummed. This is horrible. In my mind I was already gone to my hotel room halfway through. So Prince called a couple days after. It was my first time actually talking to Prince. He said: “When you come back, people want to be wowed. And what’s the best way to wow people? Just give them the hits.”
I’m explaining to him that I really didn’t want to do it. He said: “I’ve been there. I’ve tried to do other things. After you give them the hits, then you can do whatever.”
Prince told you to boss up, so you bossed up.
He broke it down like this: “You’re a grown man. You’re either going to do it or you’re not.’
On tour, you’ve been wearing full bodysuits, wigs, sunglasses. Is that a person who’s hiding?
It’s always easier to play characters. They actually got André Benjamin the first night [at Coachella], and I clearly saw they don’t want André Benjamin. He loves what he’s done, but I hate cages, and sometimes nostalgia is a cage.
It's interesting how Andre basically admitted the whole first show fiasco was on him.
Then I remembered all this bullshit you were slinging at the time about it all being the Coachella crowd's fault:
Also I kind of don't want to see Janelle Monae at roo now. Was just doing it mostly out of convenience while waiting for Kanye, but still.
You can just as easily celebrate a group of fans without putting down another.
Obviously she and probably all of Outkast's camp was disappointed with Coach. They were probably starting to doubt things till this Counterpoint crowd showed them that people are indeed excited to see them.
So if their show was better, how's that on the audience?
She said the CP crowd was way better. The performers and also someone that was there with the performers(Janelle) and someone that went to both shows (Mayo) can surely notice that? The crowd being more into it is going to make a better show. I didn't say it, she did.
So when I see a band live, and they say thank you Cleveland, you really rocked hard, we thought Cincinatti rocked hard last night but you rocked way harder, they're not just telling me what I want to hear?
No, this isn't the same situation. There was previous discussion here about how the Coachella shows were lacking something and that the crowd seemed dead. I watched both Coachella shows, Outkast never gave any props at all to that crowd. This show they did several times. Then Janelle said what she said and that made it obvious to me that they had issues with that crowd. Of course playing at home had a lot to do with it. Counterpoint probably should have been their first show back, but I'm glad they had Coachella as a warm up.
I guess I am trying to understand why you think we need to have a reserve player? Or what would be so bad about finishing with en even number of players? I am not necessarily opposed to it, but I don't really understand the reasoning or need.
Did you change the text to something else? Or did you just paste the URL in both sections? It worked fine when I changed the text to "Does this work?" but didn't work if I used the URLs in both sections.
No problem. I think in the past (like years ago) pasting a URL in a post wouldn't make it a link but since that changed people tend to just do that instead of using the "Insert hyperlink" option since it's easier/quicker. I guess just keep this option in mind for URLs that are being pesky.