Elimination games... We've known them since the old days and they can be quite a bit of fun. BUT - why must there always be a but?
- they can grow numerous so rapidly that they flood the forum in no time. Hence: some rules.
MI6Community Elimination Games Forum Rules
1) General rules
1.1 Only two games shall be kept active at any time.
To make sure that no confusion arises after the final vote in an active game is given, a moderator will give the green light for a next game in the So you want to start a new Elimination game? thread.
1.2 Every member gets to vote only once per day and per game. A member shall always type the day of voting before the list. E.g. "Monday vote".
Childish behaviour, including using multiple accounts or voting more than once per day, will soon cause the offender to be expelled from the game and possibly from all games now and in the future. Note: having multiple accounts is a general violation of this forum's rules and will result in a permanent ban.
1.3 A single vote means both a +1 and -1 operation on the elimination list.
In time, this may change for a game. See below (3.1) for more on this subject.
2) How to avoid incorrect votes and what to do in case of incorrect votes
2.1 If a member feels like voting, he or she shall post "working on it" or something similar. The member can then edit this post, paste the most recent list in it and vote. This way, the member is ensured that his or her vote fits voting continuity.
2.2 It is preferable that the game's host corrects incorrect votes, but of course he or she can't be around all the time. We must urge all members to only correct votes on the basis of mathematical errors. If you assume that another member has voted using a duplicate account, please flag but don't randomly ignore or delete a given vote. The latter will mess up the continuity of voting.
In case voting gets out of hand, please flag or contact a mod via PM. A game may be temporarily frozen while things are investigated.
3) Cutting Vote Totals
3.1 In the final stage of a game, when only a few contestants are left, games tend to drag on endlessly and with more irritation among members who'd like to see the thing come to an end fast. In order to prevent random action that causes more friction amongst participating members, a moderator
may decide to cut the vote totals in half, or to reset them to their original numbers.
If you feel that such a cut is needed, please PM a moderator.
4) How to decide which game is played next
4.1 Following the example of the Friday Salute thread, when a new game has to be chosen, a quick survey will be held in the So you want to start a new Elimination game?
thread. The game that gets chosen the most, can then be hosted by the person who suggested it first.
Please let us all be mature about this. If your game doesn't get played now, it may get played next time. Also, if no agreement can be reached, a moderator will make the call.
5) Final comments
Remember: it's only a game. Let's not waste too much anger or energy on it. Members who fail to play these games by the rules, make a bit of a fool of themselves. Also, the fun should be in playing and seeing which actor or film or car or ... wins, not in hosting the game. So when the survey is held, please help to build a majority fast. Everyone will get their turn. As with the Friday Salute thread, we try to give all participating members a chance at hosting a game.
Elimination Game Status
01) The Great Bond Villain Elimination Game - created by @barryt007
(2014-03-06) - active
02) The Great Bond Film Elimination Game - created by @Thunderfinger
(2014-03-11) - active
Mi6 Community Elimination Game Hall of Fame
Best film- FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963)
Best villain- ERNST STAVRO BLOFELD (ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE)
Best Bond Girl- TERESA DI VICENZO (ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE)
Best Pre-Title Sequence- CASINO ROYALE (2006)
Best Title Song- DR. NO (1962)
Best Henchman- Oddjob (GOLDFINGER)