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Author:  Zelkiiro [ Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:23 pm ]
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Just a heads-up, these are the albums I'm considering writing reviews for, if I get to them all:

Age of Artemis - Overcoming Limits
Angelida - Decanimae
Angelida - La Ciudad de los Pajaros
Annatar - Remember
Annatar - Quest for Reality
Black Majesty - Stargazer
Chalice - An Illusion to the Temporary Real
Chalice - Augmented
Diabulus in Musica - The Wanderer
Iron Mask - Black as Death
Tales of Evening - Hajlektalan Ielek
Wildpath - Underneath

Author:  the american god [ Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:31 am ]
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I'll give it a shot.

I'm a review newbie so this is a good chance to get some good practice in.

Author:  Pr0nogo [ Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:20 am ]
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I'll find plenty of others. I haven't really scouted much, I just downloaded everything.

Author:  TheStormIRide [ Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:55 pm ]
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So does anyone else think this feels like Christmas Eve? After watching two hours of Thomas and Friends with my son, I'm ready to dig into some unreviewed gems!

Author:  Metantoine [ Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:56 pm ]
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Ok!!!!

Some things I want to say:
-Make clear in your reviews that they're for the challenge, a notice somewhere would do the job.
-Again: Quality OVER quantity, please don't flood the place, we'll get crazy and shit.
-You can always PM me, BH or Gunther

Author:  BastardHead [ Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:57 pm ]
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Metantoine wrote:
Ok!!!!

Some things I want to say:
-Make clear in your reviews that they're for the challenge, a notice somewhere would do the job.
-Again: Quality OVER quantity, please don't flood the place, we'll get crazy and shit.
-You can always PM me, BH or Gunther


And just to clarify, we mods actually can edit reviews, so if just start off with a line saying it's for the challenge, we'll take note of it and edit it out so it doesn't stand out on the site.

Author:  Pr0nogo [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:02 am ]
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Mm.

I'd better get cooking.

Author:  TheStormIRide [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:03 am ]
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Thanks guys! Freaking pumped... Unfortunately, my hours don't mesh with Tony's and I have to be up at 6 AM, so I'm off to bed. Look for my first late morning, early afternoon. Hopefully!

Author:  Pr0nogo [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:33 am ]
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BastardHead wrote:
And just to clarify, we mods actually can edit reviews, so if just start off with a line saying it's for the challenge, we'll take note of it and edit it out so it doesn't stand out on the site.


Uh, for people who have the option to auto-submit/auto-publish (not my concern), how are you going to go about editing the reviews?

Author:  Metantoine [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:42 am ]
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We can edit EVERY review EVER. Worry about the quality of your reviews, don't worry about us.

Author:  Pr0nogo [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:02 am ]
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As you say.

Author:  GuntherTheUndying [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:27 am ]
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We'll count all virgin reviews, even if the writer doesn't know. Add lines or warning about the challenge if you wish.

I'm going to be at work for another five hours, but when I get out I'll manhandle the reviews currently enlisted. Do not fear if your review isn't accepted for a few hours....we'll do our best!

Author:  the american god [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:46 am ]
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http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Sa ... ist/259818

I am not looking forward to this.

Author:  droneriot [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:52 am ]
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Oops, forgot to include the "this is for the review challenge"-line before publishing my Encoffination review. I'll make sure to remember next time.

Author:  the american god [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:50 am ]
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Oh man. I actually really like this album.

The review is all upside so far.

Author:  TheStormIRide [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:14 pm ]
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Hey Tony,the "Review Challenge" line is still in my review! Just a heads up.

Author:  Napero [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:20 pm ]
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Stop putting in those silly "for the review challenge" lines. They have never been in use before, and we don't need them now. The system allows the organizer to go through all the daily submissions after they have been approved, and tally the results that way. As it has always been done before that nifty application that is no longer there.

Author:  droneriot [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:28 pm ]
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Scroll up, Metantoine explicitly told us to put them in. :P

Author:  the american god [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:43 pm ]
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Yeah, dude. I'm just following instructions.

Author:  androdion [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:33 pm ]
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So... should we include that "for review challenge" line in future reviews or not?

On a side note, the Cauldron review I submitted today wasn't written during this period, so even though it's the first review for that particular album it shouldn't be accounted for the challenge's purposes. I had it written for something like two months and was just waiting for the album to be released to cross-post it.

Author:  the american god [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:50 pm ]
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Oh awesome! My queue:

Fear the Setting Sun - Fear the Setting Sun
Koloss - End of the Chayot
Fragments of Unbecoming - The Art of Coming Apart
Dead Eyed Sleeper - Observing Oblivion

I discovered Fear a while ago. Glad I can get the chance to review them for the challenge!

And I actually submitted Koloss once myself. I'm very happy to see someone else got them through. :)

Author:  Napero [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:10 pm ]
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Well, in my opinion, since someone has to go through the recent reviews list anyway, everybody will not remember to put them in no matter what, and we've always counted the submissions that were not explicitly meant as challenge submissions and those will naturally not include the said sentence, those serve no purpose. Add to that the fact that the queue is managed by several mods at the same time, and they are actually just a hassle. They just mean the mod needs to edit the review.

If someone can point out a flaw in my reasoning, I'll admit I'm wrong, of course.

Author:  GuntherTheUndying [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:26 pm ]
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No, Nappy is right. As I said, add lines about the review challenge if you wish, but it won't matter because your submissions will be counted regardless.

Author:  Pr0nogo [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:51 pm ]
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I'll have to denote when I review something that isn't for the challenge, then.

Author:  BastardHead [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:54 pm ]
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I'll take blame in that I wasn't entirely sure how the stuff would be tallied nowadays since Sean16 and sisters_of_merciless aren't around anymore, so without actually asking anybody who'd worked the old challenges, I just piggybacked on to what was laid down by Metantoine. Lack of communication on that one, I'll take the forty lashes.


Don't denote anything, just review, we'll take care of it. Don't listen to Metantoine or myself, we suck.

Author:  Poisonfume [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:13 pm ]
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Just submitted my first two reviews:
Gens Perversa - No More Roses...
Repulsive Deeds of Sodomy (ΚΡΕΑΣ/Necrorgasm/Incineration/The Anal Treatment XXX-Perience 4WaySplit)

Author:  Metantoine [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:08 pm ]
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BastardHead wrote:
I'll take blame in that I wasn't entirely sure how the stuff would be tallied nowadays since Sean16 and sisters_of_merciless aren't around anymore, so without actually asking anybody who'd worked the old challenges, I just piggybacked on to what was laid down by Metantoine. Lack of communication on that one, I'll take the forty lashes.


Don't denote anything, just review, we'll take care of it. Don't listen to Metantoine or myself, we suck.

WTF, I was busy today and I come back to this. I actually liked my idea, but eh, whatever...

Author:  hells_unicorn [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:09 pm ]
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I'm getting started a bit later than I normally do and I will probably not be contributing to massive an amount of reviews, but I do have a number of thrash metal albums that I've been meaning to get to that haven't been touched yet on here, so I'll see what I can come up with, already knocked down one for Eliminator.

Author:  BastardHead [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:10 pm ]
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Metantoine wrote:
BastardHead wrote:
I'll take blame in that I wasn't entirely sure how the stuff would be tallied nowadays since Sean16 and sisters_of_merciless aren't around anymore, so without actually asking anybody who'd worked the old challenges, I just piggybacked on to what was laid down by Metantoine. Lack of communication on that one, I'll take the forty lashes.


Don't denote anything, just review, we'll take care of it. Don't listen to Metantoine or myself, we suck.

WTF, I was busy today and I come back to this. I actually liked my idea, but eh, whatever...


Well if it's done automatically then that means it's literally just needless busywork for the mods. I assumed we didn't have the same resources as before, Nappy has clarified that indeed we do, ergo making the line superfluous.

Author:  Metantoine [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:14 pm ]
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Nap always said he was getting busy with life, so if he's active, it makes what, 4 review mods. Deleting a line takes like 5 seconds, but ok.

Author:  dystopia4 [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:15 pm ]
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Shit, well looks like my first review challenge won't be a very productive one. Turns out this week I have 3 midterms, two essays to do and two books I have to read. I just submitted a review and I probably will only get one a day (possibly even less) from now until Thursday. After that I'm basically going to spend four or five hours a day trying to crank out some reviews.

Author:  OzzyApu [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:55 pm ]
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I have +100 pages of combined reading for school on Wednesday so I'll be off to a late start.

Author:  Napero [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:16 pm ]
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Metantoine wrote:
Deleting a line takes like 5 seconds, but ok.

I'm not saying it's a lot of work, but I still can't see what the point is. There's a line, you delete it... and then? Someone still needs to count them manually afterwards, unless you've decided to change the tallying system and only accept reviews written for the purpose. In which case every mod approving anything must keep personal score of the particular reviews and then we'll combine the scores. Which seems like a bad idea, compared to someone actually counting them after the day's reviews are processed.

Having people do something that serves no obvious purpose seems like a redundant thing, that's all.

Author:  GuntherTheUndying [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:30 pm ]
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Alright, I've gone through a lot of reviews today, but I'll be working all day tomorrow. When I get out, I'll hammer away once more, but that'll probably be tomorrow afternoon or night.

Author:  Napero [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:34 pm ]
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And another thing... I don't want to piss in anyone's morning cereal, but I need to point out that there are still 63 reviews in the queue from the time before the challenge started. Now, this is the first review challenge using the new V2, and unfortunately the system gives the reviews a time stamp upon approval, not upon submission like the old system did. Unless no-one touches those works for a week, and the same someone makes sure everything is approved exactly when the challenge time ends, the score will be screwed a bit.

And no, I'm not going to be very active during the week. I'll be out on business trips for three late evenings, and I have a construction site to manage 8 meters from where I sit, so I'll have to settle for complaining this time.

Author:  Metantoine [ Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:45 pm ]
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At the end of the challenge, I'd like everyone to post what they reviewed here, I think it will be fine like this, of course, honesty would be primordial. I'll be a bit busy too so...

Author:  Napero [ Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:56 pm ]
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For fuck's sake... I'll count the tally in the end of the week, if no-one else wants to do it.

Make a list of the older reviews you approve instead. Much more useful, and shorter.

Author:  GuntherTheUndying [ Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:21 pm ]
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No worries Nap. I'll make a count of reviews for yesterday. I'd do it now but I'm exhausted from work and need some shut-eye. In a few hours, the list will be posted. If someone kept or is keeping a list of reviews accepted yesterday that weren't penned before the 8th, please PM it to me.

Author:  GuntherTheUndying [ Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:39 pm ]
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October 8th is finished for virgins. The stats:

androdion: Cauldron-Tomorrow's Lost, Amorbital- Invitia, Nocturnal Winds- Everlasting Fall
Pr0nogo: Beneath- Enslaved By Fear, Chaos Divine- The Human Connection
droneriot: Encoffination- Amen
TheStormIRide: Church of Misery- Greetings From Jonestown, Nox Illunis- Metempsychosis
Noctir: Gestapo 666- Black Metal Gestapo, Horna- Adventus Satanae, Forest of Impaled- Mortis Dei, Horna- Varjoissa, Horna- Korpin Hetki, Ondskapt- Slave Under His Immortal Will, Celestia- A Cave Full of Bats
Jophelerx: Dark Deception- Sadistic Intentions, Ageless Wisdom- Demo 90
DomDomMCMG: Bleed From Within- It Lives In Me
BastardHead: Cemetery Lust- Screams of the Violated
the american god: Sadomasochrist- Sadomasochrist
GuntherTheUndying: Sophicide- Perdition of the Sublime
Poisonfume: Gens Perversa- No More Roses..., Necrorgasm / Incineration / The Anal Treatment XXXperience / ΚΡΕΑΣ- Repulsive Deeds of Sodomy
The Sween: Grímsvötn- Northland Depression
Zelkiiro: Black Majesty- Stargazer
lordazmolozmodial: Aura Hiemis / Sculptor / Ego Depths- Synthèse Collectif: The Dark Whormholes, Deathmoor- Opus Morte III
Vautour: Liar- Hell's Liar
hells_unicorn: Eliminator- Krieg Thrash
dystopia4: Night Hag- Gilded Age

Author:  the american god [ Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:58 pm ]
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Oh jeez. I shouldn't have taken a day off.

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