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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:40 PM

How about making a rule about Guests bumping 7 year old topics?


Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:50 PM

I like the proposal for the change. It might encourage people to visit more often because the odds of there being a hit has improved


Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:50 AM

Nah, dead pooling is generally the business of putting up, shutting up and hoping you haven't fucked up too badly.

I mean, if we started tweaking the rules like this where would it end? What if our picks had themselves voluntarily frozen to minimal pulse, what if the relatives of our winning picks forced their lifeless bodies back onto life support until 31 December, what if...

Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:23 PM

Not that Im feeling guilty about the omission of Patrick Moore this year due an "admin" error, but how about we nominate a reserve who instantly replaces any dead celebrities in the DeathList 50 and therefore at all times we have 50 people alive on the list?

The forum now has a strong pool of DeathList talent so it can be used to select the new joiner. We pretty much have to have a reserve standing by at all times so they can be quickly brought into play when we have a success. Obviously at the moment Patrick Moore is itching to get on the list.

The small downside is that there should be an improvement in the number of successes achieved compared to the existing rules - but frankly we need all the help we can get get near last years performance.

Oh this would be such a grand idea if only it could be implemented. Do keep working on it and let us know when it's ready for launch.

The Yeti

Posted 20 February 2004 - 09:44 PM

I like the idea of a Personal Preference Of Coffin Warmers. Say 5 or 10 off. Then we can boast at how glass half empty some of us were right to be :P

Or a Young Rock & Film Star Potentials list - those under say 40 in the movie or pop game - they also seem fairly regular visitors. ;)

Cowboy Ronnie

Posted 28 January 2004 - 11:47 AM

Yawn, forget the analysis. How about having forum participants enter their own, say, 10 person mini-lists. Points would be scored a) by e.g. 10 points for each person's number 1 ranking down to 1 for the number 10 ranking (i.e. the "Stiffs" method), or :) 1 point for the difference between the decedent's age and 100 when he/she dies (therefore rendering the likes of Princess Alice as worthless as is their inclusion on the main list), or c) some other method that no doubt the smart arses on this forum can come up with.

To add further spice (or should that be spite?), any names submitted would have to pass a fame test which would require endorsement by a minimum number of forum participants, or some other officially-recognized group.

We could then have monthly or quarterly winners, or just score updates. This would also allow for the generation of some new names which may have been inadvertently missed for the 2004 DL 50.

Mr Stats

Posted 26 January 2004 - 12:51 PM

What analysis would you like to see.


Posted 24 January 2004 - 01:47 PM

I guess by it's very nature any deathlist is going to be a slow business... Unless people go out and start speeding up the process, but that would be kind of cheating!

I can't think of any really well known deaths since the start of the year, so adding extra names or changing the scoring probably wouldn't make a lot difference.

But I suppose you could try a 2nd smaller experimental list of people aged under 80, a men/women only list or a small list excluding some other characteristic that people here think would increase the likelyhood of contestants dropping dead in the next year.

More analysis from Mr Stats would be very interesting too.


Posted 23 January 2004 - 12:43 AM

We use this site for our workplace gambling fun, adding extra people adds more money to our winning pot and keeps the celebrity death race ongoing through out the year. 14 winners last year but the pot dwindled by 14. also perhaps you could use the first six deaths of 2004 as the lotto numbers. who needs horses!!!!!!! :)

Grim Reaper

Posted 22 January 2004 - 11:02 PM

OK Mr Stats - keep your hair on :)

I dont think I made the case very well - clearly there's a debate to be had over a beer sometime.

I remain convinced there's a way to make DeathList a little more interactive throughout the long death year - maybe it could be in the form of a single monthly nomination from each forum member for a celeb on the list who's going to expire in the next month. I'll give it some more thought...

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