Talk:TMBW Theme Song

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  • Duke33 (11:15 EST) - do i really need to put a reason that i'd make a good judge???  :)
  • Nathew 14:10, 29 Apr 2006 (CDT) - i used to write parodies. they weren't that great, but i like to think i have an eye for parody talent.
  • Whirlwind 8:53, 30 Apr 2006 (CDT) - I haven't read any theme song lyrics yet, ready to start on May 6. Fairness is my point, judge I will by humor. I also like to do something that involves responsibility.
  • AtionSong - That's Me.


Nice contest! Just wondering, who are the judges? -CapitalQtalk ♪ 10:58, 16 Apr 2006 (CDT)

Right now, just me. But if other people want to judge, I'd be open to welcome more judges (depending on how I feel about the user. I wouldn't let just anybody judge! ) Would you like to? -AtionSong 13:21, 16 Apr 2006 (CDT)
I would.(But I entered.) The thing 13:22, 16 Apr 2006 (CDT)
I'd love to be a judge, I just won't judge my own entry (still working on it). :D -CapitalQtalk ♪ 13:26, 16 Apr 2006 (CDT)
Actually, I guess that's pretty unfair... I'm torn between being a judge and entering the contest. I'll make up my mind sometime during the next week, depending on how good this parody comes out. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 13:29, 16 Apr 2006 (CDT)
I'm not planning to enter. Therefore I nominate myself a judge (even though this may sound pretty pretentious). - Whirrrlwind (Woosh!) 13:31, 16 Apr 2006 (CDT)

Maybe we should have a poll? Not instead of the judges, but it would be cool to have popular opinion be a part of the judging. Augie 08:31, 21 Apr 2006 (CDT)

So... how many judges are we considering having? I'd say maybe 8, but depending on how many people want to judge, we could let that go up to raise participation. ~ magbatz 13:18, 29 Apr 2006 (CDT)
Okay, because I think that 15 is too many points for name, and that 5 would be more appropriate, let's give 10 points to popular vote. This should not affect submissions. Agree? -AtionSong 16:33, 21 Apr 2006 (CDT)
Popular voting most likely wouldn't work out, anyone can disguise their IP and vote dozens of times or even log off and log back on and have two separate votes. Plus, anyone can keep registering new screenames...I think the vote should entirely be in the hands of the judges. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 16:53, 21 Apr 2006 (CDT)
See? This is why I like to run things by people! -AtionSong 19:54, 21 Apr 2006 (CDT)
Might be nice to have silent voting (if it's possible) and release the vote counts after the judging is done - not to affect the judge or the scores, just for interest's sake. Just a suggestion. Of course, that's being said scant days before the judging, so whatever. --JiuNoon 23:16, 3 May 2006 (CDT)

New criterion?[edit]

I'm thinking we add "Logic" or something like the same to the rubric. We have creativity/humour/wiki-ness, and we have a category to make sure it still flows like the original, but I think for an applicable song, the lyrics have got to make some sense and there should be points awarded to songs that at least make sense and have some kind of logical progression (I'll write an example of a bad one below). I've just checked out the already-posted songs and I don't think either would be affected by the new set of criteria (well, except mine!). The new judging category might go as a 10 point section.

Example of a bad song in that aspect (well, and a bad song overall, but I did it in two minutes):

Call out the administrators
Call out Duke Thirty-three
The counterfeit spammer
Is coming after the wiki

He frustrates me intensely
There's no way to revert
The damage he has done
Counterfeit spammer's
Cracking all the codes

The CAPITALIZÈD part really doesn't belong, as the narrator's talking about a major spammer/hacker who needs to be stopped, and then they went on and said something that has no relation to everything else being said.  They might lose a point or two.

That's my idea. Then again though, it might already be in the creativity section. But if so, we could just carve out a 5-10 point section of creativity and further define it as relating to "logic" (or "lyrical relativity," or something). Just a suggestion.

Just personally, I don't think that it's that bad of a parody. -AtionSong 17:24, 16 Apr 2006 (CDT)
Well, thanks. But it can't compare to my "official," emotional powerhouse of a parody!
Lyrical relativity. That's a great idea. :) -CapitalQtalk ♪ 17:41, 16 Apr 2006 (CDT)
However, now that people have already started to enter, it would be unfair to change the criteria for winning. -AtionSong 18:43, 16 Apr 2006 (CDT)
Not really, seeing as how they have three weeks left to freely tweak their entries. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 18:48, 16 Apr 2006 (CDT)
Well...okay. But after this, be aware, that the guidelines are the guidelines. This is a part of the challenge that must remain the same. -AtionSong 19:55, 16 Apr 2006 (CDT)
Yeah, it's just that the contest came out of nowhere and the guidelines hadn't been agreed on by everyone at that point. Now we're set. :) -CapitalQtalk ♪ 20:02, 16 Apr 2006 (CDT)


So close! I almost completed mine. ANd it was turning out so good. I'll post it on my page anyways...- Tom the First

Good news! The "due" date wasn't now at midnight, but at 11:59-- you've still got 23 hours and some odd minutes to enter your song.
Oh,wowzas! So I can go to sleep and make some better lyrics for my currently half-assed version now! Hooray! Thank you very much for bringing this to my attention! Tom the First

What's Next?[edit]

So, I looked around but couldn't find an answer to what I figure is an obvious question: will any of the submissions be recorded? I'd be happy to help with that, if help be needed. I used to be the lead singer in a rock band, if it helps you decide. :) --Theynow 10:52, 16 May 2006 (CDT)

I had nothing to do with the creation of this contest (AtionSong made it), but as far as I know, there was nothing else planned after the winners were announced. Making recordings of some of the winners is a pretty cool idea, though. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 11:11, 16 May 2006 (CDT)

Another one?[edit]

Are we going to do another one of these contests? -- Hey-Hey You-You Goodtimes2