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Subject: Voting Thread For ABC3 (A) *****results posted*****

Written By: Stuart McArthur on 06/22/06 at 1:31 am


Welcome to the
ABC3 (A)
Voting Thread



Voting deadline for ABC3(A) is midnight (amiright time)     Wednesday July 5th
No votes date-stamped after the voting deadline will be accepted - no exceptions



Vote by replying to this thread with your five favorites in order:

1st choice........5 points
2nd place.........4 points
3rd place..........3 points
4th place..........2 points
5th place..........1 point

or in algebraic terms, p = 6 - r     (p=points, r=rank)



RULES
- Any parody beginning with the current letter is eligible, except parodies that have been entered into ABC1 or ABC2
- You're not allowed to vote for your own parody
- Once you've posted a vote, you're not allowed to change it
- Anyone who's participated in any previous ABC contest may vote
- Any entrant who hasn't left a comment on all entries is disqualified and may not participate in the next letter
- Any entrant who doesn't vote by the voting deadline (above) is disqualified and may not participate in the next letter



ALSO
Under no circumstances will a vote that missed the voting deadline be accepted (even by 1 second)
However the resulting disqualification from entry to the next ABC3 comp may be over-ruled, if you do the following...

   1.  Post an "appeal" on this thread giving your excuse for missing the deadline, and plead for mercy
   2.  If your plea wins the sympathy of 3 other entrants your disqualification from the next round will be overturned
        Your late votes will still not count though 
        (if less than 4 entrants in the comp, only 2 sympathetic "Thumbs Ups" are required)



And the entries are.........


Red Ant
The Author

Rex
Acne Zit From Hell

Johnny D
Alopecia

Agrimorfee
Amphigory

Stu McArthur
Angelina

Matthias
Annoying Braces

tomario
Amarillo

Arwen
Always Suspects Walking Behind Me

Ethan
atomic

Max Power
A Hobo In A Deli


good luck to all entrants
:)



Subject: Re: Voting Thread For ABC3 (A) - deadline July 5

Written By: tomario on 06/22/06 at 4:24 am

here are my votes .....

:D angelina - stu mcarthur        5points
:D alopecia  - johnny d              4 points
:D always suspects - arwen        3 points
:D acne zit - rex                      2 points
:D annoying braces - matthias    1 point

Subject: Re: Voting Thread For ABC3 (A) - deadline July 5

Written By: Rex on 06/25/06 at 4:07 pm

1 point - Arwen
2 points - Ethan
3 points - Johnny D
4 points - Agrimorfee
5 points - Red Ant

Subject: Re: Voting Thread For ABC3 (A) - deadline July 5

Written By: agrimorfee on 06/27/06 at 12:18 pm

5pts=Matthias
4pts=Stu
3pts=Johnny D
2pts=Ethan
1pt=Red Ant

Subject: Re: Voting Thread For ABC3 (A) - deadline July 5

Written By: agrimorfee on 06/27/06 at 12:19 pm


4 points - Agrimorfee


Thanks Rex! 8)

Subject: Re: Voting Thread For ABC3 (A) - deadline July 5

Written By: Johnny_D on 07/01/06 at 12:44 pm

5 points for Arwen, Always Suspects Walking Behind Me
4 points for Red Ant, The Author
3 points for Agrimorfee, Amphigory
2 points for Ethan, atomic
1 point for Stu McArthur, Angelina

Subject: Re: Voting Thread For ABC3 (A) - deadline July 5

Written By: Matthias on 07/01/06 at 1:59 pm


5pts=Matthias


Thanks Agrimorfee!!!

Subject: Re: Voting Thread For ABC3 (A) - deadline July 5

Written By: Matthias on 07/03/06 at 1:13 pm

5 Points To: Arwen: Always Suspects Walking Behind Me
4 Points To: Johnny D: Alopecia
3 Points To: Red Ant: The Author
2 Points To: Stu: Angelina
1 Point To: Agrimorfee: Amphigory

Subject: Re: Voting Thread For ABC3 (A) - deadline July 5

Written By: Red Ant on 07/03/06 at 1:41 pm

5 points to Stu
4 points to Arwen
3 points to Johnny D
2 points to Ethan
1 point to Agrimorfee

Subject: Re: Voting Thread For ABC3 (A) - deadline July 5

Written By: Stuart McArthur on 07/04/06 at 1:27 am


5 points.........Alopecia - Johnny  D
4 points.........Always Suspects Walking Behind Me - Arwen
3 points.........The Author - RedAnt
2 points.........Acne Zit From Hell - Rex
1 point..........Atomic - Ethan

Subject: Re: Voting Thread For ABC3 (A) - deadline July 5

Written By: Arwen on 07/04/06 at 3:27 am

Okay, here you go... :)

5 points to Red Ant
4 points to Matthias
3 points to Stuart
2 points to Rex
1 point to Johnny



Subject: Re: Voting Thread For ABC3 (A) - deadline July 5

Written By: Max Power on 07/04/06 at 1:59 pm

5 pts - Stu McArthur's obsession with Jolie's lips

4 pts - Mattias' braces song

3 pts - Red Ant's book

2 pts - Rex's acne

1 pts - Atomic Ethan

Subject: Re: Voting Thread For ABC3 (A) - deadline July 5

Written By: EthanM on 07/04/06 at 9:39 pm

Looks like I'm just in time

5 points - Johnny D, alopecia
4 points - Red Ant, the author
3 points - Stu, angelina
2 points - Matthias, Annoying braces
1 point - Arwen, suspects walking behind me

Subject: Re: Voting Thread For ABC3 (A) - deadline July 5

Written By: Red Ant on 07/04/06 at 10:22 pm

Well Stu, you've got your hands full with this one!  ;D

Subject: Re: Voting Thread For ABC3 (A) - deadline July 5

Written By: Stuart McArthur on 07/04/06 at 10:51 pm



Well Stu, you've got your hands full with this one!  ;D



I sure have Jack - I've been going back over last year's ABC comps for a precedent, and I think I've found one.

Firstly, congrats everyone for getting their votes in ahead of the deadline

We have a three-way tie for first between Red Ant, Johnny D, and Stu McArthur, all on 28 points.

To my knowledge, this has never happened before (and of course it had to happen on my watch)
but there have been previous two-way ties (most recently in ABC2's P-comp, where 2 golds and a bronze were awarded - no silver)
so I'm following that precedent, in that 3 golds will be awarded.

That was the easy bit.  But I also have to look ahead to see whose entry will get the nod to represent the A-Comp at the end of the ABC3 tournament.  The precedent is confusing here.  Last year Jeff chose Arwen's P-gold winner over Kristof's, leading me to believe that Arwen must have won that right by countback (ala SOTM) over Kristof. 

However when I checked the countback, Arwen and Kristof were even on 2 5-votes each, but Kristof took the lead by having 4 4-votes to Arwen's 2.

Therefore, if there was a precedent-setting countback situation, it should have been Kristof's P-winner that represented ABC2(A) in the final round, instead of Arwen's.  Clearly then, there is no precedent-setting countback system, and ABC2's single P-representative in the final was an oversight (sorry jeff!!) - ie. there should have been two P-reps, Kristof's "Possessed Canary Mental Hen" and Arwen's "Pull Your Pants Up, Please"

Sooooooo - to stick to THAT precedent, there will also not be a SOTM-style countback situation for the ABC3 comps.

In other words, all three ABC3(A) winners will represent A in the final

phew - open to discussion

the results are


1st place:     Red Ant...........28
                  Johnny D..........28
                  Stu McArthur....28

followed by

Arwen..............23
Matthias............16
Ethan...............10
Agri..................9
Rex..................8.     


(no disqualifications :D)
see you in the B's

Subject: Re: Voting Thread For ABC3 (A) *****results posted*****

Written By: Red Ant on 07/04/06 at 11:18 pm

Congrats to Stu and Johnny D!

BTW, had this been SOTM, Stu would have won by virtue of having more 1st-place votes than either Johnny D or I (3-2-2), but a run off would have been needed to determine 2nd place, as Johnny D and I got identical votes!  (Given that we did get identical votes, a run-off would have probably ended in a tie as well).

So, in conclusion, I like your 3 golds system much better!  ;D

Congrats to all, and thanks everyone who voted for my parody. I put an extraordinary amount of time into that one (~10 hours).

The C entry thread is up. Stu, you doing the B voting thread?

Subject: Re: Voting Thread For ABC3 (A) *****results posted*****

Written By: Stuart McArthur on 07/04/06 at 11:55 pm



The C entry thread is up. Stu, you doing the B voting thread?



I'm happy to do it, but Jeff put his hand up for it, when we three decided to split the ABC3 job.  Technically it doesn't have to go up until midnight tonight amiright-time, so I'll wait and see.  Also, Jeff, if you're reading this, I don't mind doing it anyway, so whatever you decide is fine :)

Subject: Re: Voting Thread For ABC3 (A) *****results posted*****

Written By: Red Ant on 07/05/06 at 12:06 am


I'm happy to do it, but Jeff put his hand up for it, when we three decided to split the ABC3 job.  Technically it doesn't have to go up until midnight tonight amiright-time, so I'll wait and see.  Also, Jeff, if you're reading this, I don't mind doing it anyway, so whatever you decide is fine :)



Oh yeah, it's just now Wednesday here, not Thursday. Duh.

I think I worked out in the heat too long today....

Subject: Re: Voting Thread For ABC3 (A) *****results posted*****

Written By: agrimorfee on 07/10/06 at 7:43 am

Nice to see Amiright's most consistently prolific and hilarious writers share the crown! 8)

Thanks to everyone who added to my votes! :)

Subject: Re: Voting Thread For ABC3 (A) - deadline July 5

Written By: Johnny_D on 07/24/06 at 9:29 am


I sure have Jack - I've been going back over last year's ABC comps for a precedent, and I think I've found one.

Firstly, congrats everyone for getting their votes in ahead of the deadline

We have a three-way tie for first between Red Ant, Johnny D, and Stu McArthur, all on 28 points.

To my knowledge, this has never happened before (and of course it had to happen on my watch)
but there have been previous two-way ties (most recently in ABC2's P-comp, where 2 golds and a bronze were awarded - no silver)
so I'm following that precedent, in that 3 golds will be awarded.

That was the easy bit.  But I also have to look ahead to see whose entry will get the nod to represent the A-Comp at the end of the ABC3 tournament.  The precedent is confusing here.  Last year Jeff chose Arwen's P-gold winner over Kristof's, leading me to believe that Arwen must have won that right by countback (ala SOTM) over Kristof. 

However when I checked the countback, Arwen and Kristof were even on 2 5-votes each, but Kristof took the lead by having 4 4-votes to Arwen's 2.

Therefore, if there was a precedent-setting countback situation, it should have been Kristof's P-winner that represented ABC2(A) in the final round, instead of Arwen's.  Clearly then, there is no precedent-setting countback system, and ABC2's single P-representative in the final was an oversight (sorry jeff!!) - ie. there should have been two P-reps, Kristof's "Possessed Canary Mental Hen" and Arwen's "Pull Your Pants Up, Please"

Sooooooo - to stick to THAT precedent, there will also not be a SOTM-style countback situation for the ABC3 comps.

In other words, all three ABC3(A) winners will represent A in the final

phew - open to discussion

the results are


1st place:     Red Ant...........28
                  Johnny D..........28
                  Stu McArthur....28

followed by

Arwen..............23
Matthias............16
Ethan...............10
Agri..................9
Rex..................8.     


(no disqualifications :D)
see you in the B's


My apologies for taking so long to reply to this announcement --- congratulations to Stu & Red Ant, and thanks to everybody who voted for my ode to the follicularly challenged!  ;D

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