September 19th, 2019

lj idol

Green Room - Week 0 - Day 8

It's deadline day!

Topic 0 is due tonight - https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1062306.html
Reminder, it is optional, but it's a pretty good idea to participate in it if you can. Especially since none of the rest of the weeks are going to be optional. So it's smart to get into the groove of things now rather than struggle next week on Topic 1.

Sign Ups officially close tonight as well - https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1060711.html


Which brings me to a special announcement. I get suggestions all the time. Most have some merits but usually there is something about it that means that I can't implement it. Either it's too late in the process and the idea has to wait, or it just doesn't fit the way it is presented, so I have to think about how *I* would do it... Every once in awhile though there is an idea that just fits the moment. In this case, it was from emo_snal.

Lately most of his ideas involve chasing beautiful women around the world and asking them to marry him. This idea of his though involved fewer chances of running up against immigration authorities, (and my wife would like it more than if *I* started doing that! :D) ) so it was more practical for me.

If, when the game officially starts - you have gotten TWO newbies to sign up to play this season (as in, folks who have not played, under any name) - and they both survive until Week 4, you will receive an extra bye that will be good until the Top 50. For those just joining us, a bye is a "free week" where you don't have to turn something in. It's a powerful tool in the competition given how often real life can strike! Just email me at clauderainsrm@gmail.com if you qualify, so I can keep track.

Note: This is also good if YOU are the newbie and get two friends to sign up!

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What's going on in YOUR life?
lj idol

Vote - Week 0

A few words from Gary:

It took me forever to realize why the clicky boxes weren’t showing up. It was because I was using the Dreamwidth code on Livejournal!

There were a few stray marks that came nearly ruined dinner and a ticking clock reminding me that sleep is needed before I can wake up in the morning to go to work and act like a functioning human being.

But before that, there is the poll.

If this is your first time at Idol - welcome. As I’ve said, Week 0 is a test run. No one is being eliminated, but I like to give everyone a test run to help work out the system before it starts counting for something.

That includes you making the deadline on time, and remembering to link it back to the Topic post. (some of you didn’t. But I think I found all of them)

It also includes me - with setting up the polls. Honestly, I’m pretty sure there is a name that should be on the poll, but isn’t. I was hoping that they had submitted an Introduction, which would have made it easier, but it doesn’t look like it. So if you don’t see your name, and know that you signed up - speak up and let me know!

Also, if you see any links that aren’t working or go to the wrong place… and extra spaces, whatever, this is a great time to let me know about it. Because once a poll goes up it’s up. But it means I can fix it for next time.

Normally this is the time when I will tell you how many folks we are losing this week, which, in this case is none.

It’s also when I inform you that the poll will be closing. In this particular case it will be closing Tuesday, September 24th at 8pm EDT. I want to give you a little extra time to read and comment to those who submitted entries.
It’s also the place where I say “Good Luck to Everyone”, because, well, I want to wish you luck, and I hope you all survive. This is the only round where that will happen!

There will be an official announcement about byes in the next couple of days - but until then, remember to read, comment and vote for your favorites! (Oh, and before I forget, you can vote for as many entries as you want! People are often not sure about that, and yes, you can vote for yourself. )

I think that’s everything. If not, I’m sure someone will ask. So - good luck to everyone! And now I’m going to sleep! :)




Poll #2095651 Week 0 Tribe 1
This poll is closed.

The Ballot: The Ballot

37(2.6%)
24(1.7%)
35(2.4%)
25(1.7%)
34(2.3%)
25(1.7%)
35(2.4%)
32(2.2%)
30(2.1%)
28(1.9%)
beeker121's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
6(0.4%)
32(2.2%)
30(2.1%)
36(2.5%)
bichoose's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
5(0.3%)
34(2.3%)
30(2.1%)
brienneofsnark's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
6(0.4%)
28(1.9%)
23(1.6%)
23(1.6%)
copyright1983's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
6(0.4%)
30(2.1%)
34(2.3%)
29(2.0%)
28(1.9%)
35(2.4%)
30(2.1%)
24(1.7%)
29(2.0%)
elegantwriter's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
5(0.3%)
elledanger's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
6(0.4%)
37(2.6%)
34(2.3%)
encrefloue's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
6(0.4%)
30(2.1%)
24(1.7%)
33(2.3%)
35(2.4%)
27(1.9%)
29(2.0%)
36(2.5%)
29(2.0%)
32(2.2%)
30(2.1%)
impoetry's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
5(0.3%)
indiestarlight's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
6(0.4%)
invisible_girl's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
5(0.3%)
29(2.0%)
28(1.9%)
24(1.7%)
karmasoup's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
5(0.3%)
kate_spencer's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
6(0.4%)
kdcowan's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
5(0.3%)
28(1.9%)
kenken27's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
5(0.3%)
36(2.5%)
35(2.4%)
26(1.8%)
lawchicky's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
9(0.6%)


Poll #2095652 Week 0m Tribe 2
This poll is closed.

The Ballot: The Ballot

lebonheurbum's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
5(0.3%)
30(1.7%)
24(1.4%)
35(2.0%)
35(2.0%)
35(2.0%)
24(1.4%)
28(1.6%)
35(2.0%)
30(1.7%)
24(1.4%)
38(2.2%)
26(1.5%)
33(1.9%)
mrstotten's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
5(0.3%)
35(2.0%)
30(1.7%)
30(1.7%)
35(2.0%)
33(1.9%)
29(1.7%)
35(2.0%)
32(1.9%)
26(1.5%)
29(1.7%)
32(1.9%)
37(2.1%)
29(1.7%)
27(1.6%)
35(2.0%)
30(1.7%)
27(1.6%)
shioneh's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
5(0.3%)
31(1.8%)
34(2.0%)
25(1.4%)
35(2.0%)
32(1.9%)
stellina_s's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
5(0.3%)
34(2.0%)
26(1.5%)
34(2.0%)
32(1.9%)
taleanea's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
6(0.3%)
38(2.2%)
tijuanagringo's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
7(0.4%)
30(1.7%)
34(2.0%)
31(1.8%)
26(1.5%)
veritas_st's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
6(0.3%)
31(1.8%)
watching_ships's No Entry Received– Votes For This Contestant Will Not Count
5(0.3%)
24(1.4%)
30(1.7%)
32(1.9%)
39(2.3%)
32(1.9%)
33(1.9%)
30(1.7%)
31(1.8%)
33(1.9%)