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NAME RATER CONTEST
« on: November 25, 2007, 17:57 »
"A Name Rater contest?" you might ask yourself. "Why's that?"

Well, you shouldn't ask, as we already have an answer available. It's here. You see, we recently received this message from the Name Rater:

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I really hope that in poor light, without my glasses and heavily under the influence of alcohol, a few of you might actually begin to look half suited to the task I'm about to suggest. I wish to announce my impending resignation as The Kanto Name Rater. I won't mince my words - the names are all appalling, the expectations too high and you can't get a decent insult thrown at you for want of trying. I cannot continue anymore, and in an effort to make myself even more of a legend around here, I need somebody only vaguely terrible to succeed me. That person could be YOU. If you can impress myself, my Johto cousin (and due to irritating contractual laws and results of late night Poker games, that hyperactive toilet brush from Route 201) then you could well be the person who becomes the new Kanto Name Rater.

So here's the thing. We are going to need someone to replace him. The admins are, as you know, too busy or too lazy to replace him. So, we're having a contest. During the coming few weeks, you people will get a chance to show us how good your name rating skills really are. Your names will be judged by the two name raters and Sentret and be voted on in the end by all the members. The winner will be added to the name rating team! Rejoice.

How is this going to work? Well, it's really simple. You now get about a week to prepare, ask questions, and so on, as well as signing up for the contest. After that, each week will have an assignment for all contestants that a are still in the race, involving several forms of name rating. The name raters and Sentret will judge these and grant immunity to one or two contestants, while the remainder of the group to continue to the next round will be decided through a poll on the forums. In the end, the best rater will be the winner and become the new PKMN.NET Name Rater!

A topic to sign up will appear in the PKMN.NET forum soon.

Ooh, and you'll see more stuff that was actually planned by use before this announcement appear over the next few weeks as well.
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Re: NAME RATER CONTEST
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2007, 20:37 »
this sounds good.. i will wait for the sign up thread to come up.. :)

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Re: NAME RATER CONTEST
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2007, 20:41 »
It's already up. :P Take a look around.

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Re: NAME RATER CONTEST
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2007, 20:46 »
Ah... where is it?

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Re: NAME RATER CONTEST
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2007, 20:46 »
This is like... my dream come true...

I have SO many questions I can't articulate into words, though!! D: Well, I'll try:

1. Should there be a "resumé" of sorts, i.e. reasons why one would be qualified to fill the Name Rater's shoes?
2. Is it going to be an elimination thing, where each person is given the same nickname and must rate it differently? Oh. Didn't see the explanation up there. ^^;
3. Count me in, please!

And I think that's it. o.o
« Last Edit: November 25, 2007, 20:48 by Mon64|The Proudest Mongoose »

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Re: NAME RATER CONTEST
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2007, 20:48 »
http://pkmn.net/forums/index.php?topic=69562.msg1416125#new

Sign up here if you want to take part..

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Re: NAME RATER CONTEST
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2007, 20:49 »
okay.. done! thanks reflex and that other person..

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Re: NAME RATER CONTEST
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2007, 21:39 »
I'm definantly in ;D Sounds good competition and if we win do we have to keep our identity secret? At day I am Swebb an avatar fan and by night *puts on cape* I am Name Rater!
« Last Edit: November 25, 2007, 21:41 by Swebb| Avatar Maniac »

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Re: NAME RATER CONTEST
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2007, 23:38 »
The admins are, as you know, too busy or too lazy to replace him.

Count me in too.

So why did Rex sign up then?

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Re: NAME RATER CONTEST
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2007, 00:19 »
So why did Rex sign up then?

Because he isn't too busy or lazy, clearly.

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Re: NAME RATER CONTEST
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2007, 00:42 »
And besides, when has anything Rex ever did made sense to you?
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Re: NAME RATER CONTEST
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2007, 00:46 »
If I was someone else, I'd probably be offended.

But I'm not, and I agree.

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Re: NAME RATER CONTEST
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2007, 00:50 »
I would if I had a good enough sense of humor. Sadly, I do not.

But I hope whoever wins is as sarcasticly pwnsome as the last rater. Good luck contestants!

PS: Do you have to be fairly active already on PUK to win to position?
Or am I?

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Re: NAME RATER CONTEST
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2007, 01:55 »
And besides, when has anything Rex ever did made sense to you?
Ever since "Muhed kicking" became a running gag, I was truly convinced Rex will be the most nonsensical guy I am ever going to meet.
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Re: NAME RATER CONTEST
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2007, 12:55 »
Not entirely sure which topic this should go in... I don't want to sign-up, more to up-sign up O.o

After consideration, I realised it was a kinda bad idea me entering. Even if I got anywhere in the competition, both me and my connection [ well, me really x3; ] are far too unreliable. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but I hadn't really thought about it if I'm honest.

If it's not too much trouble, could I drop out please? Sorry for the fuss.

Good luck to everyone else =]




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