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The Porcupine Tree Song Elimination Game
15. Jul 2011 at 05:46
 
I know the title is somewhat pretentious, and perhaps daunting, but here it is: "Porcupine Tree /// Song Elimination Game."
 
It's all a bit of fun and the final results carry little weight as I am aware opinions differ, daily even. Wink
 
You'll have the chance to vote a single song you "least prefer" out of the ones on the list provided, to save the ones you love most. We'll vote on a few albums at a time (otherwise this will take far too long). I'll list a example of how the game will work below.
 
I will post as a round starter:
song 1
song 2
song 3
song 4
song 5 ect.
 
parcipant 1 posts vote:
song 3
 
Participant 2 posts vote:
song 2
 
partcipant 3 posts vote:
song 2
 
(this would continue, but for the sake of your time we'll end here)
 
To move things along, I will post the results of the round:
song 3 - 1
song 2 - 2
 
(song 2 is eliminated)
 
Then the next round would begin with the remaining songs from the list, until...
 
Top 3 Album winners (always 3 remaining):
song 1
song 3
song 5
 
then we'd move to the next few albums in question reverse-chronologically.
 
(example over)
 
So remember, we'll vote until three songs remain on the album up for song elimination. Once we've covered all the albums, we'll eliminate the remaining songs from each until we reach a single winner. If you have any other questions or confusion let me know.
 
I'll keep a tally on the winners with this OP, listing the top three per album, and then the final results.
 
This was accomplished some time ago on a Muse fan forum, I was the thread starter but can't take credit for the idea. link: http://www.muselive.com/forums.php?m=posts&q=37624&d=0
 
We'll begin once I have some approval from you guys. The more participants we have, the more interesting the game. So, sound like fun? Smiley (that is to say of course, you're a glutton for punishment)
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Reply #1 - 16. Jul 2011 at 19:41
 
I would probably participate, as long as you keep strictly to the rule of only one vote per person per round.  
 
I would also suggest that you specify a maximum time for each round, and declare the winner when all the participants have voted or when the time is exceeded, whichever comes first.  
 
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Edit: I don't think you should be able to change your vote. If someone who voted early is allowed to change their vote mid-round, why shouldn't a later voter be allowed to change theirs? Nah. Vote once, think about your vote before voting, and live with the consequences.
 
As a matter of fact I think the voting tally should be kept hidden until the poll closes. That would be easy to do with a standard forum poll. Set up the poll to close in a certain time, then if all the votes (or some quorum you decide) arrive before that time is up, you can close the poll early and show the results.
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Reply #2 - 18. Jul 2011 at 12:09
 
Fine, I see what you're saying so i'll change the rule about changing your vote. But It did make things rather interesting in the last elimination game (hotlinked above).
 
The poll suggestion though, while a great idea, would just cause too much confusion and clutter in this section of the forum. I don't want to have to make multiple polls for one game.
 
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Reply #3 - 18. Jul 2011 at 15:29
 
Quote from IMoveSideways on 18. Jul 2011 at 12:09:
Fine, I see what you're saying so i'll change the rule about changing your vote. But It did make things rather interesting in the last elimination game (hotlinked above).

The poll suggestion though, while a great idea, would just cause too much confusion and clutter in this section of the forum. I don't want to have to make multiple polls for one game.


OK, fair enough, I see your point about clutter.
 
 I don't see a lot of response from the rest of the members though.
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Reply #4 - 18. Jul 2011 at 20:03
 
I was hoping (and still am) for a warmer reception, this can be as fun as it is difficult once it gets going.
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Reply #5 - 18. Jul 2011 at 22:35
 
I'm up for it!
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Reply #6 - 19. Jul 2011 at 01:40
 
I'm interested to see how this turns out, and will participate (still slightly confused though).
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Reply #7 - 19. Jul 2011 at 03:40
 
What aren't you 100% about? I'll answer any questions you may have. It shouldn't take too long to grasp a understanding of the game though. Smiley
 
We have enough signed up so far to get the game going and it's been over half a week since I pitched the idea, so let's get started shall we?  
 
I don't know if i'll be able to make a specific deadline in moving the rounds along so we'll test the waters for now. Once voting slows i'll end the round, so get your vote in as soon as possible!
 
We'll start with disc one and two of The Incident. I'm leaving out both Occam's Razor and Degree Zero Liberty, unless there are any objections. Vote for the one song you least prefer out of those listed below, votes are final until the end of the round.
 
Round 1: The Incident
 
The Blind House
Great Expectations
Kneel And Disconnect
Drawing The Line
The Incident
Your Unpleasant Family
The Yellow Windows of the Evening Train
Time Flies
Octane Twisted
The Sceance
Circle of Manias
I Drive The Hearse
Flicker
Bonnie The Cat
Black Dahlia
Remember Me Lover
 
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Fear of a Blank Planet
 
Fear of a Blank Planet
My Ashes
Anesthetize
Sentimental
Way Out of Here
Sleep Together
Nil Recurring
Normal
Cheating the Polygraph
What Happens Now?
 
 
My vote for The Incident goes to Your Unpleasant Family and for FOABP, Nil Recurring.
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Reply #8 - 19. Jul 2011 at 09:05
 
Why not make an actual poll of it?
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Reply #9 - 19. Jul 2011 at 14:39
 
Circle of Manias
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Reply #10 - 19. Jul 2011 at 17:13
 
Quote from 4ctmam on 19. Jul 2011 at 09:05:
Why not make an actual poll of it?

that was my suggestion, but I think she has given a reason why not.
 
@IMoveSideways:
You could quicken the process by making the initial sets smaller, say 6 songs in a round, and have several rounds going at once, not necessarily from the same album. As songs get eliminated you could combine sets so we are always voting of sets of between 3 and 6 or so.
 
Still, I'll go with however you want to run it.
 
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Reply #11 - 19. Jul 2011 at 21:40
 
Right.
 
My vote also goes to Circle Of Manias.
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Reply #12 - 20. Jul 2011 at 02:54
 
My vote goes to Your Unpleasant Family.
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Reply #13 - 20. Jul 2011 at 11:45
 
Bob you're right and I initially meant to do multiple albums at a time, good looking out! Smiley
 
I've edited my post for round 1 to featured Fear of a Blank Planet and Nil Recurring in addition to THe Incident. I've placed FOABP and Nil together due to Nil Recurring's short track listing, so get your votes in people.
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Quote from IMoveSideways on 20. Jul 2011 at 11:45:
Bob you're right and I initially meant to do multiple albums at a time, good looking out! Smiley

I've edited my post for round 1 to featured Fear of a Blank Planet and Nil Recurring in addition to THe Incident. I've placed FOABP and Nil together due to Nil Recurring's short track listing, so get your votes in people.

I vote to eliminate Nil Recurring.
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My vote goes to Nil Recurring.
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My vote goes to Sleep Together.
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Reply #17 - 20. Jul 2011 at 17:57
 
Quote from 4ctmam on 19. Jul 2011 at 21:40:
Right.

My vote also goes to Circle Of Manias.

 
 
Are you guys crazy one of the best ones on the album, especially paired with Octane Twisted and The Seance!
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I also vote to eliminate Nil Recurring.
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Reply #19 - 20. Jul 2011 at 18:32
 
Quote from bugsbite on 20. Jul 2011 at 17:57:
Quote from 4ctmam on 19. Jul 2011 at 21:40:
Right.

My vote also goes to Circle Of Manias.



Are you guys crazy one of the best ones on the album, especially paired with Octane Twisted and The Seance!

 
I really like the other two, yes. But CoM sounds soumewhat pointless to me. Ok, I get it, they can write a bit where one guitar plays 8 bars of 9/8 while the other plays 9 bars of 8/8. So what? There's nothing musical or melodic in this track in my opinion. It sounds like it was put there just to be sure that the more metal oriented fans will have something to mosh along to. Of course, it's only my opinion.
 
As a matter of fact, I think Nil Recurring is a much better track than CoM, but I still think it's my least fav of the FoaBP/NR lot.
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Reply #20 - 20. Jul 2011 at 19:10
 
Quote from 4ctmam on 20. Jul 2011 at 18:32:
Quote from bugsbite on 20. Jul 2011 at 17:57:
Quote from 4ctmam on 19. Jul 2011 at 21:40:
Right.

My vote also goes to Circle Of Manias.



Are you guys crazy one of the best ones on the album, especially paired with Octane Twisted and The Seance!


I really like the other two, yes. But CoM sounds soumewhat pointless to me. Ok, I get it, they can write a bit where one guitar plays 8 bars of 9/8 while the other plays 9 bars of 8/8. So what? There's nothing musical or melodic in this track in my opinion. It sounds like it was put there just to be sure that the more metal oriented fans will have something to mosh along to. Of course, it's only my opinion.

As a matter of fact, I think Nil Recurring is a much better track than CoM, but I still think it's my least fav of the FoaBP/NR lot.

Moreover, unless bugsbite puts in his vote for the worst track on The Incident, he risks not getting counted. Vote!
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Reply #21 - 20. Jul 2011 at 21:14
 
Remember folks, we're voting off a song from both The Incident and Fear of a Blank Planet, i'll be ending out first round within the next day or two.
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Reply #22 - 20. Jul 2011 at 22:46
 
So it's going to be between 6 or 7 people? Don't see much point to it really... I guess the problem now is that the thread became kind of long and possibly too long for someone who just "tuned in".
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Reply #23 - 21. Jul 2011 at 01:33
 
Nil Recurring for me as well.
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Reply #24 - 21. Jul 2011 at 04:18
 
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So it's going to be between 6 or 7 people? Don't see much point to it really... I guess the problem now is that the thread became kind of long and possibly too long for someone who just "tuned in".

 
Agreed.  I know it is not the case, but with more people it would feel a lot more objective.  Great idea though.
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Quote from bob_32_116 on 20. Jul 2011 at 19:10:
Moreover, unless bugsbite puts in his vote for the worst track on The Incident, he risks not getting counted. Vote!
 
 
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Reply #26 - 21. Jul 2011 at 19:20
 
Newcomers welcome!
 
Bob meant for both albums, bugsbite. Wink
 
End of round 1
 
The Incident
Circle of Manias - 2
Your Unpleasant Family - 2
 
In the event of a draw, I'll have to eliminating both songs.
 
FOABP
Nil Recurring - 4
Sleep Together - 1
 
Nil Recurring is eliminated
 
Round 2:
 
The Incident
 
The Blind House  
Great Expectations  
Kneel And Disconnect  
Drawing The Line  
The Incident  
The Yellow Windows of the Evening Train  
Time Flies  
Octane Twisted  
The Sceance  
I Drive The Hearse  
Flicker  
Bonnie The Cat  
Black Dahlia  
Remember Me Lover  
 
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Fear of a Blank Planet  
 
Fear of a Blank Planet  
My Ashes  
Anesthetize  
Sentimental  
Way Out of Here  
Sleep Together  
Normal  
Cheating the Polygraph  
What Happens Now?  
 
my next votes up for elimination are The Sceance for TI, and Cheating the Polygraph for FOABP.
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Reply #27 - 21. Jul 2011 at 19:32
 
This really is random, with only a handful of us deciding, it doesn't really show any general trends (we'd need at least 30 people for that). But I'll play along anyway.
 
Drawing The Line for TI.
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Reply #28 - 21. Jul 2011 at 20:02
 
Remember Me Lover. I can't remember why I liked this song so much initially.
 
And for the FOABP round: Cheating the Polygraph.
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Reply #29 - 22. Jul 2011 at 00:47
 
Remember Me Lover.
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Reply #30 - 22. Jul 2011 at 07:58
 
There are going to be problems if you have only about 5 people voting, and each votes for a different eliminatee. What happens now then? (Sorry)
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Reply #31 - 22. Jul 2011 at 08:17
 
Well, going by the rule that if it's a tie then both songs are gone, in such case 5 songs would be voted off and the game would end pretty quickly.
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Reply #32 - 23. Jul 2011 at 07:08
 
New comers welcome!!!
 
I've been trying, but unfortunately the game still doesn't seem to have taken off. While doable with the amount of people we have, as the few of you have said, it's not as interesting as it could be.  
 
I'll end what could be the last round, the way things are progressing.
 
End of Round 2
 
The Incident
The Seance 1
Remember Me Lover - 2 eliminated
Drawing The Line - 1
 
FOABP
My Ashes - 1
Sleep Together 1
Cheating on polygraph - 2 eliminated
 
Round 3 remaining songs:
 
The Incident  
 
The Blind House
Great Expectations
Kneel And Disconnect
Drawing The Line
The Incident
The Yellow Windows of the Evening Train
Time Flies
Octane Twisted
The Sceance
I Drive The Hearse
Flicker
Bonnie The Cat
Black Dahlia  
 
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Fear of a Blank Planet
 
Fear of a Blank Planet
My Ashes
Anesthetize
Sentimental
Way Out of Here
Sleep Together
Normal
What Happens Now?
 
Select one song from each of the two albums that you would like to see up for elimination this round.
 
My vote for the Incident is The Sceance once again. For FOABP i'll vote Sleep Together.  
 
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Reply #33 - 23. Jul 2011 at 09:29
 
Drawing The Line and Sleep Together.
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Reply #34 - 23. Jul 2011 at 11:42
 
This poll is turning into "bob_32_116 and 4ctmam's favourite PT songs". Grin
 
I'll go with Drawing the Line too, because I don't want The Seance eliminated, I think it's possibly the best part!
 
As for the other bunch, the only two tracks I don't like much have been eliminated so this is getting really hard... FOABP is so bloody CONSISTENTLY good.
 
Even though I think it's a great closing track, I think I'll also go with Sleep Together.
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Reply #35 - 23. Jul 2011 at 13:53
 
Sleep Together and Black Dahlia.
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