Talk:7-11

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I'd love if this recording could ever be dated precisely... it sounds even older than stuff like the known 1984 demos. So damn good. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 06:58, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Imagine if Linnell and Flansburgh (both of whom have seen this wiki) took the liberty of filling in details like that? --Oddjob 13:59, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Honestly, that's one of my dreams. I wonder if they still have the dates for recordings like this. Almost all of the Dial-A-Song tracks with pages here are missing dates, too. :[ -CapitalQtalk ♪ 19:24, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

rating[edit]

although i believe this track deserves far better than this rating (current as of this post), no one should change a thing.  : ) -- 23:52, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

I agree! That's pretty cool! I do like this song as well. Here's a followup question: that screenshot shows 840 songs available to be rated, while today, at this moment, there are only 714. What happened to over 100 songs? Did they get unrecorded? --MisterMe 13:05, 27 June 2012 (EDT)
it used to be that on the wiki, unregistered users could vote for songs, too. some time ago, brad stopped allowing users that weren't signed in to vote, which makes sense considering some of the activities anonymous internet users tend to engage in. plus, that ensures one vote per person. brad didn't delete the anonymous votes that had already been cast, though, so they were still in the system and affecting the poll. more recently, though (and as i understand it, with a lot of insistence from ant) all the old votes got deleted, so a lot of songs no longer meet the 10-vote minimum. for a brief (and beautiful) while, this had a fairly drastic effect on the song ratings (i had a screenshot that i can't seem to find...), but then a lot of people started inflating or deflating their votes in order to return to the more traditional top ten, which largely favours linnell singles. actually, the current list is pretty swell. but it fluctuates. and i think those top three will always be the top three, as they were before the anonymous votes got removed. -Apollo (colloquia!) 13:26, 27 June 2012 (EDT)
Ha, subjectivity is the name of the game here. I love rating songs but it's relatively meaningless when there are so many different people out there. I put together a little image (*VERY* generalized!) for how song ratings are so heavily swayed towards Linnell. See it here, courtesy imgur. --MisterMe 15:21, 27 June 2012 (EDT)


The riff in the chorus sounds very much like the theme song of the old TV show Captain Scarlet & The Mysterons. Very creepy.

#711[edit]

It’s clear the wiki doesn’t like this song, but can we get the song to #711 on the chart? That’d be pretty cool.

Per ant's comment above from 10 years ago, at one point it used to be at #711 (the image isn't viewable anymore but it was a screenshot of the wiki ratings at the time). But that would be highly challenging to engineer at this point... --MisterMe (talk) 09:38, 20 January 2020 (EST)
er, it wasn't #711, its average rating was 7.11. i'm fairly certain that if it was both 7.11 and #711, the universe would collapse in on itself. (the link is fixed fyi). -- 11:56, 20 January 2020 (EST)

Singer[edit]

I find it hard to believe that's Flansburgh. --Nehushtan (talk) 07:02, 14 April 2020 (EDT)

I don't. --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 16:01, 14 April 2020 (EDT)