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Welcome to MTF's Best Song Game!

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Theme chosen by MWW:

"Pick a song that is very elegant and pretty, (Beauty) or one that is raw and ragged (Beast).
It may even be possible to have both characteristics present in the one song which I will allow as a Jekyll/Hyde scenario."


How to play?

It's very easy! Every game, the winner of the previous edition chooses a theme. Every player sends a song to the manager via PM (don't make it public!) that meets the criteria and after a period of time a playlist is created. Then it's all about listening music, picking your favorite songs and sending your votes to the manager. The song with the most points wins!

How long do this game last?
Games usually last around 20 days (9 days for nomination + 11 days for voting phases), so don't worry, there's plenty of time.

1) Songs Submission Phase: Here you choose a song that complies with the game's theme and send a YouTube link to the manager. This phase lasts around 8 days.

(If two or more players happen to send the same song, the manager will accept the first player's choice and request the others to send a different song. All this will be done privately via PM)

2) Voting Phase: You'll have around 12 days to listen to the playlist and send the manager your votes.

(The voting format is explained below)

3) Final Ceremony: This is where the manager reveals who submitted each song and how many points it got! The ceremony takes place shortly or soon after Phase 2 ends.

(Remember, dates and time will be provided by the manager but they are not set in stone. If it's needed, the manager might change them with previous notice.)

How to vote?
After listening to the playlist, you send your favorite songs via PM to the manager (Cheda, me in this case) in one of the following formats. Note that you can't vote for your own song. The voting format depends on how many people play:

1) If 27 players or fewer participate, you vote for 10 songs ranked from top to bottom and numbered like this:

Code:
12 Points: Your favorite song
10 Points: 2nd favorite song.
8 Points: 3rd favorite song.
7 Points: (...)
6 Points: (...)
5 Points: (...)
4 Points: (...)
3 Points: (...)
2 Points: (...)
1 Point: (...)

2) If 28 or more players participate, the manager will host Semifinals. In each Semifinal, you vote for 10 songs as in the previous example. After the semi-finals the manager will publish a list of those songs that have reached the Final and you should vote again. Remember that even if your song doesn't make it through to the Final, you are still allowed and indeed requested to vote in the Final!

What if you don't vote?
If you don't vote, or vote for fewer songs than requested, then you will receive a penalty like this:

1) If you don't vote at all, your song will lose the maximum amount of points. (12 points)

2) If you vote for fewer songs, you will receive penalty points in reverse order of the points awarded (to the songs) in the particular voting format. (9 votes -> 1 point penalty, 8 votes -> 2 points penalty and so on)


Additional info
 
1) If the same song is sent by more than one player, the manager is supposed to ask the second and further players to choose another song.

2) The manager is required to send her/his own votes to MWW (click here), not later than 48 hours before the respective voting deadline (also in semifinals), else the manager's votes will not count.

3) Tiebreak criteria (for songs tied in points after the voting):
1st = amount of sets of top points received. 2nd (if still tied) = amount of 2nd highest points received. And so on.

4) The ideal duration for a 'midsized' BSG edition is 20-21 days: 8 for Nominations, 12 for Voting, 1 for transition or extensions.
The manager is however free to move the dates or extend that duration quite a bit.

5) Late votes: It's common practice in BSG to count late votes until the actual start of the results revelation (or Ceremony).
That could make things tough for the manager though. It's alright if the manager announces (shortly) in advance that the deadline will be strict, but then really no late votes can be accepted (as situations where the manager can arbitrarily decide if a vote counts, could be abused for results manipulation).

6) Here are some helpful links for new managers: Spreadsheet template and Previous Winners List.

7) "Best Song Game" is a simple and catchy label, but one of the purposes of this game is to discover new music.

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I have few tips for you: If we mention Nathii and resident_bizarre, they are legends and we cannot forget their peak moments.
Our song choices can be dull because we overplayed this game. :ROFLMAO: Comments about certain songs can be harsh, best way is just to ignore (I did it many times).
 

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Welcome to @guitarra

I have few tips for you: If we mention Nathii and resident_bizarre, they are legends and we cannot forget their peak moments.
Our song choices can be dull because we overplayed this game. :ROFLMAO: Comments about certain songs can be harsh, best way is just to ignore (I did it many times).
Thanks. As this is my first time in the game I really don’t know what to expect and feel like I will flop it completely. 😉 But either way should be fan.
 

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Thanks. As this is my first time in the game I really don’t know what to expect and feel like I will flop it completely. 😉 But either way should be fan.
welcome to the game.
I wouldn't worry what people think, send what speaks to you best. The only caveat is that some "vultures" (i.e. extremely well known songs/acts) may be overlooked for points in favour of discoveries.

By the way do check the previously used songs list just to make sure you don't pick something that has been used.

 

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welcome to the game.
I wouldn't worry what people think, send what speaks to you best. The only caveat is that some "vultures" (i.e. extremely well known songs/acts) may be overlooked for points in favour of discoveries.

By the way do check the previously used songs list just to make sure you don't pick something that has been used.

Wow, that's a damn long list! For the record: how does it work? Is it forbidden to pick a song that's been used in one of previous editions of the game?
 

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I've definitely sent quite a lot of "beauty" stuff over my time in BSG, some very recently


Wow, that's a damn long list! For the record: how does it work? Is it forbidden to pick a song that's been used in one of previous editions of the game?
We've had 80 editions, and during the better days we had up to 40 players :p

Yes, as the aim of the game is to discover music, so you must pick a song that hasn't been submitted prior. The exception is you may use a cover or a substantially different version (e.g. remix). The rules are similar to Eurovision if you've ever followed, regarding the point allocation system. Most of the time, you will find your songs will probably not have been submitted prior (if you don't go for mainstream in particular).
 

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Clay Death Rules / Kat_YYZ and Aaron Kstein in.


edit. Updated list of entrants (approx. 4 days remaining):
  • Ilkae
  • Awka Liwen
  • guitarra
  • Clay Death Rules
  • Aaron Kstein
  • scarecrows
 

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I am a little bit dizzy with the Theme.

Tried to find a song with Beauty and the Beast at the same time but failed...

Then realized I should try to find Beauty OR beast but it is a so subjective choice.... for instance no offense but I can not find any "Beauty" in the three songs MWW posted by my standards posted so I fear I will face the reverse situation here and there. Guess it will be harsh to find a compromising song
 

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I am a little bit dizzy with the Theme.

Tried to find a song with Beauty and the Beast at the same time but failed...

Then realized I should try to find Beauty OR beast but it is a so subjective choice.... for instance no offense but I can not find any "Beauty" in the three songs MWW posted by my standards posted so I fear I will face the reverse situation here and there. Guess it will be harsh to find a compromising song
I posted largely rnb, nu-soul stuff, but you find beauty in folk songs too, the grace of the singer. A lot of your submissions have some elements of beauty. Some Classical music and jazz fits. And to clarify, yes you can pick one, or the other, or both. I did not require a simultaneous track.

Beast is stuff like some hiphop, metal, heavy rock etc.
 

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Clay Death Rules / Kat_YYZ and Aaron Kstein in.


edit. Updated list of entrants (approx. 4 days remaining):
  • Ilkae
  • Awka Liwen
  • guitarra
  • Clay Death Rules
  • Aaron Kstein
  • scarecrows
How we're going with numbers so far?

I think @IBM wanted to play as well, of course entirely up to him.

My second choice for this game :

oh even title fitting!
 

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Updated list of participants:

  • Aaron Kstein
  • Awka Liwen
  • bilentsob
  • Clay Death Rules
  • guitarra
  • Ilkae
  • Ilovetheblues_86
  • JMG
  • MWW
  • Nepoznati Knez
  • scarecrows
  • yellow grass
 
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