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I Can Name that Tune in Two Words, Redux (with Rules and Point System)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by AllOverTheMap, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. AllOverTheMap

    AllOverTheMap Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Tried this with mixed results on a previous thread. Got suggestions on how to improve and am now willing to put in the effort to police it. Please read this through to the end to understand why you might be disqualified and how you stand in relation to the rest of the players.

    Provide the first two words of a song which is well enough known that half the audience should be familiar with it.

    Whoever provides an answer (need not be the answer you had in mind and can be an obscure song) gets to take the reins and provide the first two words of another well-known song.

    Not an open-book test. Please leave it to our head space, not cyber space to figure it out. It benefits no one besides those with super-fragilistic egos to cheat. And then they have to live with what they've done. I don't recommend it.

    I have a scoring system to build around this game, here's how it will work:

    Each participant gets a point once a correct answer is provided, the asker and the answerer. Furthermore, the more difficult the answer, the greater the reward. For every hour that goes by before a correct answer is put forth, another point accrues. So, for instance, if we get an answer 4 1/2 hours later, both sides get 4 points.

    However . . . if 24 hours go by without a correct guess, then the person who posted the song loses 24 points off his or her total. At that point anyone can jump in and declare a new game has begun and submit their own song.

    Further penalties:

    1.) If you've made a mistake about your submitted song (the first two words are incorrectly provided) you'll lose a point for every hour which passes in which you fail to correct the mistake, culminating in a maximum sanction of 24 points subtracted from your overall score. Furthermore, you'll lose your turn and must wait until answering another member's clue successfully before offering one of your own again.

    2.) 5 points will come off your score every time you jump in before the person whose rightful turn it is to submit and put forth a song of your own.

    3.) 2 points will come off your score if you try to nudge players into identifying it by offering a clue. You must live and die with your submission, with the knowledge that you'll lose 24 points by that time next day if you've conjured up a song no one is likely to get.

    4.) When you submit a song, it must take this form: "A Bottle . . . " {Confirmed}. Sticking to this style will eliminate confusion, vis-a-vis other members providing commentary. 2 points subtracted for failure to follow the format correctly. Also, by notating "Confirmed" we reduce the likelihood of tainted clues being put up, which really slows the game down.

    5.) When you provide an answer, please do so this way "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant" -- Billy Joel. I'm not going to be a stickler on innocent typographical mistakes for either this or the previous rule, unless the transgressions are repetitive and show no heed of being given reminders to abide by the prescribed style. But if it's obviously scattershot from the start, expect 2 points to be subtracted from your score.

    If you are cited for three infractions, you'll be asked to sit on the sidelines for a month. If you ignore this admonition and continue to post anyway, the actions will be brought to the attention of a moderator, with the request you not be permitted to post on this thread.

    Finally, the OP is very welcome to disclose what their song was, should a different -- but correct -- answer come in. You may say it any way you like, as it doesn't impede the smooth flow of the game.

    There might be further refinements if unforeseen situations crop up and need resolving, but I'll make a loud noise about it at the time so that everyone is aware of it.

    I will keep score and update in the early morning hours every night. At the moment, no finish line is defined, but if someone gets way out ahead or interest wanes, then an ending might be established.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2020
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  2. AllOverTheMap

    AllOverTheMap Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    "The fishing . . . " {Confirmed}
     
  3. Mothmanica

    Mothmanica Forum Cryptid

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    This is all rather punitive, more like Russian Roulette than a fun musical game to participate in.
    Making mistakes should be all part of the fun!, not a reason to castigate people with harsh disciplinary measures .. oy vey!
     
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  4. AllOverTheMap

    AllOverTheMap Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Brush up on your history.
     
  5. Mothmanica

    Mothmanica Forum Cryptid

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    Chill out ... its only music, a fun enjoyable hobby, not punitive rocket science.
     
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  6. AllOverTheMap

    AllOverTheMap Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    You forget. I invented the game. Your perspective is by definition different than mine.
     
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  7. Harry Hood

    Harry Hood Forum Resident

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    The fishing boats go out across the evening water

    On The Border - Al Stewart
     
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  8. Harry Hood

    Harry Hood Forum Resident

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    "Daddy's gone......" (confirmed)
     
  9. Phil Tate

    Phil Tate Miss you Indy x

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    "Another Brick In The Wall Part 1" - Pink Floyd
     
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  10. Well its
     
  11. Sordel

    Sordel Forum Resident

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    Just to confirm: its not it's?
     
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  12. Harry Hood

    Harry Hood Forum Resident

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    Phil Tate has got it right and should now post his own.
     
  13. Harry Hood

    Harry Hood Forum Resident

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    England
    Sewerdog's post should be ignored.
     
  14. Phil Tate

    Phil Tate Miss you Indy x

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    Ta, wasn't sure if I had to wait for my guess to be checked. I'll post this one that I posted in the original thread but seemed to sink without trace...

    "She broke..." (confirmed)
     
  15. Harry Hood

    Harry Hood Forum Resident

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    You were right, so it's on you.

    The other post was why the original thread bit the dust. It can't be that difficult to grasp, can it? Answer a question correctly, post your own question.

    So we're on

     
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  16. Catfish Stevens

    Catfish Stevens Forum Resident

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    Anoka, MN
    Fleetwood Mac - Never Going Back Again

    "Katy tried..." (confirmed)
     
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  17. ragepil

    ragepil Forum Resident

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    Steely Dan - Doctor Wu

    "Ground Control..." {confirmed}
     
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  18. Phil Tate

    Phil Tate Miss you Indy x

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    South Shields
    "Space Oddity" - David Bowie
     
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  19. Phil Tate

    Phil Tate Miss you Indy x

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    "She wanted..." (confirmed)
     
  20. Doctorbox4

    Doctorbox4 Forum Resident

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    Hmm...Brick 1 opens with “Daddy's flown...”
     
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  21. Phil Tate

    Phil Tate Miss you Indy x

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    Of course it does! This game's not off to a great start is it :D
     
  22. AllOverTheMap

    AllOverTheMap Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Minus figures will likely be showing at the end of the day.
     
  23. AllOverTheMap

    AllOverTheMap Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Harry Hood has forfeited his turn. DoctorBox wins those points. And he's up.
     
  24. speedracer

    speedracer Forum Resident

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    Beatles.

    "Mississippi Queen" . . .
     
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