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Top Ten Non-Beethoven Symphonies

Postby hal 9000 » Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:42 pm

Let's start things off with a throwback to the very first Top Ten List Poll, but with a twist. :twisted:

Top Ten Non-Beethoven Symphonies

Take a few moments to think of your favorite 10 symphonies (other than those written by Beethoven).

List them in order of preference: This is all important to obtain any meaningful result.

Submit your list to me via PM (the first person to submit a list will receive my list in return to ensure contest fairness as I will be playing as well :D )

Please have all lists in no later than Monday, March 5th, 2007 @ 6:00PM EST. I will compile the lists and release the results that evening.

Special Note:
I have changed the method of scoring each persons lists. As before, the person with the most matches wins, however in the event of a tie in matching, the person with the highest score between the two will win. It is the score that is calculated differently than before. I calculate the score as follows:

Value of Match * (1.00 - .1 * abs[placement difference])

In English this means if you have the number one match in your list, but you personally rank it as 5th:

Value of Match (1st place) = 10 pts
placement difference = 1st - 5th = -4

10 * (1.00 - .1 * abs[-4]) =
10 * (1.00 - .4) =
10 * .6 =
6 pts.

So if another person also names the 1st place match and places it in their 1st place slot, they will win in this scenario because the will recieve the full 10 pts.

10 * (1.00 - 0)=
10 pts.

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Wow! That was Fast!

Postby hal 9000 » Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:03 pm

Thanks to Shapley, the first to submit a list and thus the keeper of my Top Ten Non-Beethoven Symphonies List.

List count: 2

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Postby Trumpetmaster » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:08 am

Submitted my list!

Hal9000 - notice my theme in my first few selections :wink:
just happened to work out that way...

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Postby Catmando » Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:03 am

I'm excited! :crazy:

I have to take my time to carefully prepare my list. :deal:
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Postby Catmando » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:49 am

My list is in! This was tough!
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Postby hal 9000 » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:42 pm

Thank you for your lists TrumpetMaster, Catmando, and Bones.

Just to re-iterate, this poll is for Non-Beethoven Symphonies. One list contained 3 of Beethoven's symphonies and needed to be revised.

List count: 5

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Postby Catmando » Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:21 pm

hal 9000 wrote:Thank you for your lists TrumpetMaster, Catmando, and Bones.

Just to re-iterate, this poll is for Non-Beethoven Symphonies. One list contained 3 of Beethoven's symphonies and needed to be revised.

List count: 5

Keep 'em coming! ®

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tsk, tsk. Someone wasn't following directions. :P
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Postby jamiebk » Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:50 pm

Hal...just sent (PM) you my list of Top 10. Let me know if you do not receive it
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Postby hal 9000 » Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:57 pm

jamiebk wrote:Hal...just sent (PM) you my list of Top 10. Let me know if you do not receive it


Thank you for your list, jamiebk! I did receive a list, but just to be sure I have it correct I need clarification. I received 2 PM's from you: The 1st was sent at 2:55PM and I was able to read and save that one, the 2nd was sent at 3:00PM but I was unable to open it, so I'm not sure if you sent the same list twice (in which case everything is fine), or if you were sending a revision to your original list (in which case I did not receive the revision). Let me know if you tried to send a revision.

Which reminds me... to those of you that are new to this game, you can send as many revisions as you like up until the deadline. I will use the most recent list sent to me from a user that sends multiple lists.

List count: 6

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Postby Trumpetmaster » Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:14 pm

Hal9000,
did you get my revision? :wink: 3


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Postby Catmando » Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:22 pm

I have a feeling that there will be quite the broad range of symphonies in this poll, especially considering that the Beethoven symphonies are not included. Looking forward to seeing these results. :)
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:39 pm

Catmando wrote:I have a feeling that there will be quite the broad range of symphonies in this poll, especially considering that the Beethoven symphonies are included. Looking forward to seeing these results. :)



Cat,

Don't you mean "Not Included" ? :wink:
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Postby Catmando » Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:42 pm

Trumpetmaster wrote:Cat,

Don't you mean "Not Included" ? :wink:


Yes, I meant not included. :oops:
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Postby hal 9000 » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:15 pm

Trumpetmaster wrote:Hal9000,
did you get my revision? :wink: 3


TM :D


Yes, I have the revision. Thanks TM!

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Postby jamiebk » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:25 pm

Hal...both of my lists were the same. I had an addressing problem the first time and so I sent it again, just in case
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Postby hal 9000 » Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:39 pm

Thank you for your list, dai bread!

List count: 7

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Postby OperaTenor » Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:47 pm

This is one where I play Chance Gardener:

"I like to watch."

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Postby hal 9000 » Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:52 pm

OperaTenor wrote:This is one where I play Chance Gardener:

"I like to watch."

:D


C'mon ya big chicken! Just pretend that symphonies have a bunch of people in costumes singing to them and tell me which one of them sound the coolest with that image in mind.

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Postby OperaTenor » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:13 pm

hal 9000 wrote:
OperaTenor wrote:This is one where I play Chance Gardener:

"I like to watch."

:D


C'mon ya big chicken! Just pretend that symphonies have a bunch of people in costumes singing to them and tell me which one of them sound the coolest with that image in mind.

:rofl:


I think I've listened to three symphonies from start to finish in my entire life, and five of them were Beethoven symphonies.

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A Proposition Then

Postby hal 9000 » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:37 pm

OperaTenor wrote: I think I've listened to three symphonies from start to finish in my entire life, and five of them were Beethoven symphonies.

:dunce:


Okay, and I can say the same thing about Operas (though the ones I've heard were not written by Beethoven :P ). So here's a proposition for ya... a cultural exchange, if you will.

I will name one symphony that you will agree to listen to in it's entirety. In return, you name one opera that I will listen to in its entirety. After we both fulfill our agreements, we continue on to a second exchange... so on and so forth... until we trade, say 10? 15? (we can negotiate this) symphonies for operas and vice versa. You game?

Special Note: Wagner's Ring Cycle will not be considered one opera for the purposes of this agreement. :rofl:
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