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House Cup 2017: MEGA Popularite Round 2 now OPEN!

Unread postby mattyk » 21st June, 2017, 5:42 pm

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GTF House Cup 2017 MEGA Popularite


Welcome one and all to MEGA Popularite for the House Cup 2017 !!!

How does this work?
It is very simple. For each fortnight of this year's competition, I will post 15 questions. You answer the questions in a PM to me. It takes minimal time to do and requires little effort. You simply answer the questions based on what you think the most popular answer will be to each question (i.e. what other members will most likely answer).

Example: Question 1. Name a Leonardo Di Caprio film.
Here you might put "Titanic", if you and five others do, then six points are awarded to you and each of the other players who selected that answer. If eight members answered "Wolf of Wall Street", then eight points would be allocated to each player who selected that answer, and thus Wolf of Wall Street is a better answer. At the end of the Round, your individual scores for each question will be totalled and then everyone's total score will be ranked from highest to lowest. The top 13 scorers will then be allocated points (please see below) towards your Team's House Cup score.

The points structure for each Round of this competition will be as follows:
1st place will receive 125 points.
2nd place will receive 100 points.
3rd place will receive 80 points.
4th place will receive 70 points.
5th place will receive 60 points.
6th place will receive 50 points.
7th place will receive 40 points.
8th place will receive 30 points.
9th place will receive 25 points.
10th place will receive 10 points.
11th place will receive 5 points.
12th place will receive 3 points.
13th place will receive 2 points.

Whilst you may not score the points available (above) for your team, your participation is very important as it is only because of your participation that you can influence the scores for everyone who selects the same answer/s

Because this year's MEGA Popularite competition comprises four distinct and separate events (and is not strictly 'a series') there will be no individual league or 'face off' as part of this year's competition.

What if I don't know an answer?
A guess is better than no answer at all. There are no wrong answers. The best answers are based on popular opinion, which, can sometimes be wrong. If you answered "England" to "Name a country in the Middle East", you would still receive one point, as one person (you) answered that. You are allowed to use Google to help you, or you could go for your gut feeling.

[Reveal] Spoiler: IMPORTANT! Rules & Other information:
1) Participation in this competition is strictly voluntary.
MEGA Popularite is an easy and fun way for you to contribute to your Team's score particularly if you don't feel comfortable participating in Team Challenges or perhaps don't have a lot of time for Forum Contribution but there is no compulsion that you do so. Complaints to the Judging Panel or hosts about coercion on behalf of other Team Members will be taken very seriously and penalties may apply.

2) You may NOT discuss questions (and possible answers) either with any other player or in the presence of any other players between the time the questions appear on the thread and the deadline that the Round closes.
Players participating in Popularite must refrain from discussing questions and possible answers in their Team Discord chats, GTF Chat or any other forum - to do so constitutes cheating in this competition. Instances of this happening WILL RESULT IN SEVERE PENALTIES so please, do the right thing and avoid placing yourself in a position where you may be accused of doing this. If you have legitimate questions that do not specifically relate to the questions themselves, please feel free to discuss them privately with your Team leadership, your Judges or myself.


I wish each and every competitor every success in this competition and I trust you'll all enjoy playing this great game!

Round 1 Questions to follow...
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Re: House Cup 2017: MEGA Popularite

Unread postby mattyk » 21st June, 2017, 5:51 pm

HOUSE CUP 2017 MEGA POPULARITE : - ROUND 1


1. A national flag that bears neither stripes, stars nor crosses
2. An actor famous for their role/s in science fiction movies
3. An internationally famous fashion designer
4. A herb commonly used in cooking
5. A prominent entertainer who passed away this century
6. A male's first name starting with the letter 'R'
7. A fruit considered to be 'exotic'
8. A popular meal made with lamb
9. A common household chore
10. A popular song from this calendar year (2017)
11. An organ system of the human body
12. Something you associate with flying
13. A year from the 1950's
14. An object that is (at least roughly) cylindrical in shape
15. A recreational activity you might do on a cruise ship holiday


Send your answers to me in a private message before 11pm, Monday 26th June (GMT).

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Re: House Cup 2017: MEGA Popularite

Unread postby Unseasoned Chicken » 21st June, 2017, 6:22 pm

I believe question 8 is meant to be "made with lamb" a lot of you are freaking out =P
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Re: House Cup 2017: MEGA Popularite

Unread postby mattyk » 27th June, 2017, 12:14 am

Entries for the 1st of our four rounds of MEGA Popularite have now closed.

For those of you who may be interested, there were a total of 34 entries broken down as follows:
Team How To Train Your Dragon: 30%
Team Lion King: 35% and
Team Spirited Away: 35%.

The collation and scoring of the entries is currently underway.
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Re: House Cup 2017: MEGA Popularite

Unread postby mattyk » 2nd July, 2017, 8:58 am

For those of you who have been eagerly awaiting the results of Round 1 of MEGA Popularite, they will be posted in about 8 hours time. Stay tuned for what will surely be a surprising result!
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Re: House Cup 2017: MEGA Popularite

Unread postby Kaspar » 2nd July, 2017, 4:32 pm

mattyk wrote:For those of you who have been eagerly awaiting the results of Round 1 of MEGA Popularite, they will be posted in about 8 hours time. Stay tuned for what will surely be a surprising result!


Inb4 - Every team fails horribly
But seriously, looking forward to the results :)
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Re: House Cup 2017: MEGA Popularite

Unread postby mattyk » 2nd July, 2017, 5:14 pm

Kaspar wrote:
mattyk wrote:For those of you who have been eagerly awaiting the results of Round 1 of MEGA Popularite, they will be posted in about 8 hours time. Stay tuned for what will surely be a surprising result!


Inb4 - Every team fails horribly
But seriously, looking forward to the results :)

You don't 'fail' at MEGA Popularite, my friend - remember, there are no 'right' or 'wrong' answers... Although, there are some 'questionable' ones as you are about to find out... The great thing about this game is that you can learn a lot about your fellow GTFers and what makes them tick. Not sure what I mean? Watch and see for yourself...
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Re: House Cup 2017: MEGA Popularite

Unread postby mattyk » 2nd July, 2017, 5:38 pm

HOUSE CUP 2017 MEGA - POPULARITÉ RESULTS: ROUND 1


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Good morning/evening All and welcome to this - the results for the first round of MEGA Popularité for this year's House Cup! This Round we had 34 participants with teams Spirited Away and Lion King marginally ahead of team How To Train Your Dragon in terms of participation.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Every care has been taken to ensure the interpretations of the answers to the questions for this round were performed on a fair manner based on fact and reasonable research and assumptions. The final decision however on how the answers are recorded and aggregated is mine and into which no correspondence will be entered.

1. A national flag that bears neither stripes, stars nor crosses
2. An actor famous for their role/s in science fiction movies
3. An internationally famous fashion designer
4. A herb commonly used in cooking
5. A prominent entertainer who passed away this century
6. A male's first name starting with the letter 'R'
7. A fruit considered to be 'exotic'
8. A popular meal made with lamb
9. A common household chore
10. A popular song from this calendar year (2017)
11. An organ system of the human body
12. Something you associate with flying
13. A year from the 1950's
14. An object that is (at least roughly) cylindrical in shape
15. A recreational activity you might do on a cruise ship holiday
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Re: House Cup 2017: MEGA Popularite

Unread postby mattyk » 2nd July, 2017, 5:43 pm

Question 1: A national flag that bears neither stripes, stars nor crosses

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Japan (19)
Angel
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Dessy
Finch
Ganymede
Hedgie
jacob
JamieC
JonathanT88
Kaspar
Liam
Littlenorthernboy
Lochlan
Pity
Rwinter96
Scherzy
scottness
TheBrunswickian
WhisperingWinds

Canada (4)
ConnorM
Cui
Example
ModernVampire

Albania (1)
CameronAus

Bangladesh (1)
epiceh123

Brazil (1)
boiii

Czech Republic (1)
Cxurujeto

Libya (1)
lilryan

Montenegro (1)
Peekaboo

Poland (1)
NathanD3V

Portugal (1)
MCarr812

Saudi Arabia (1)
JuhO

South Africa (1)
StevenC

South Korea (1)
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Unread postby mattyk » 2nd July, 2017, 5:57 pm

Question 2: An actor famous for their role/s in science fiction movies

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Harrison Ford (9)
Angel
Ganymede
Hedgie
JonathanT88
JuhO
Kaspar
Liam
MCarr812
ModernVampire

Sigourney Weaver (6)
BucketTech
Scherzy
scottness
StevenC
TheBrunswickian
WhisperingWinds

Carrie Fisher (4)
Cxurujeto
Dessy
Finch
jacob

George Takei(3)
ConnorM
Example
Pity

Mark Hamill (3)
Brandon
boii
lilryan

Matt Damon (1)
Cui

George Lucas (1)
JamieC

Leonard Nimoy (1)
Lochlan

Daniel Radcliffe (1)
Rwinter96

Keanu Reeves (1)
CameronAus

Arnold Schwarzenegger (1)
epiceh123

William Shatner (1)
Peekaboo

Patrick Stewart (1)
Littlenorthernboy

David Tennant (1)
NathanD3V
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Unread postby mattyk » 2nd July, 2017, 6:08 pm

Question 3: An internationally famous fashion designer

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Coco Chanel (13)
Brandon
BucketTech
CameronAus
Cui
Dessy
Finch
Hedgie
jacob
JonathanT88
JuhO
Littlenorthernboy
MCarr812
ModernVampire

Versace (6)
Cxurujeto
Example
Ganymede
Liam
Pity
scottness

Giorgio Armani (2)
Kaspar
WhisperingWinds

Gok Wan (2)
lilryan
Peekaboo

Stella McCartney (2)
Rwinter96
TheBrunswickian

Calvin Klein (2)
epiceh123
JamieC

Alexander McQueen (1)
Angel

Gucci (1)
Scherzy

Michael Kors (1)
Lochlan

my Cousin (1)
boiii

Ralph Lauren (1)
ConnorM

Victoria Beckham (1)
NathanD3V

Vivienne Westwood (1)
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Unread postby mattyk » 2nd July, 2017, 6:17 pm

Question 4: A herb commonly used in cooking

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Basil (14)
Angel
Brandon
Dessy
Example
Ganymede
Hedgie
JamieC
JonathanT88
JuhO
Kaspar
Littlenorthernboy
Lochlan
scottness
StevenC

Oregano (4)
Pity
epiceh123
Cxurujeto
lilryan

Parsley (4)
Cui
Liam
MCarr812
TheBrunswickian

Rosemary (4)
boiii
Finch
jacob
Scherzy

Thyme (4)
BucketTech
ConnorM
ModernVampire
WhisperingWinds

Coriander (2)
Rwinter96
NathanD3V

Cinnamon (1)
CameronAus

Sage (1)
Peekaboo
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Unread postby mattyk » 2nd July, 2017, 6:22 pm

Question 5: A prominent entertainer who passed away this century

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David Bowie (9)
Angel
boiii
BucketTech
JonathanT88
Peekaboo
Rwinter96
scottness
StevenC
TheBrunswickian

Michael Jackson (8)
Brandon
ConnorM
Dessy
epiceh123
JamieC
ModernVampire
Scherzy
WhisperingWinds

Robin Williams (6)
CameronAus
Ganymede
Hedgie
JuhO
Kaspar
Lochlan

Prince (3)
Finch
Liam
Piy

Carrie Fisher (2)
Cui
jacob

Paul Walker (2)
Littlenorthernboy
NathanD3V

Ronnie Corbett (1)
lilryan

Steve Martin (1)
Cxurujeto

George Michael (1)
MCarr812

Adam West (1)
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Unread postby mattyk » 2nd July, 2017, 6:27 pm

Question 6: A males's first name starting with the letter 'R'

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Ryan (15)

Angel
CameronAus
ConnorM
Dessy
Example
Hedgie
JamieC
JuhO
Kaspar
Liam
lilryan
MCarr812
Rwinter96
scottness
WhisperingWinds

Robert (10)
boiii
Brandon
Cui
Cxurujeto
Ganymede
jacob
Lochlan
Scherzy
StevenC
TheBrunswickian

Richard/Rick/Ricky (6)
BucketTech
JonathanT88
Littlenorthernboy
ModernVampire
Peekaboo
Pity

Ronald (2)
Finch
NathanD3V

Ralfy (1)
epiceh123
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Question 7: A fruit considered to be 'exotic'

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Pineapple (9)
Angel
boii
BucketTech
Example
jacob
JamieC
MCarr812
Peekaboo
WhisperingWinds

Dragonfruit (7)
Brandon
CameronAus
Finch
JuhO
Lochlan
Pity
Scherzy

Mango (5)
Cui
Cxurujeto
Hedgie
JonathanT88
ModernVampire

Passionfruit (5)
Liam
lilryan
NathanD3V
Rwinter96
scottness

Durian (3)
Dessy
Ganymede
StevenC

Coconut (1)
epiceh123

Guava (1)
TheBrunswickian

Kiwifruit (1)
ConnorM

Pomegranate (1)
Kaspar

Star fruit (1)
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Re: House Cup 2017: MEGA Popularite

Unread postby mattyk » 2nd July, 2017, 6:36 pm

And that brings us almost to the half-way mark. How are you faring? How's your team performing?
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Unread postby Liam » 2nd July, 2017, 6:44 pm

It was going good and then things started going off the rails... :P

like everything else in my life :wtc:
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Re: House Cup 2017: MEGA Popularite

Unread postby nab21 » 2nd July, 2017, 6:54 pm

Liam wrote:It was going good and then things started going off the rails... :P

like everything else in my life :wtc:


This is what you get for censoring your visual story entry :eli:

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Re: House Cup 2017: MEGA Popularite

Unread postby mattyk » 2nd July, 2017, 7:12 pm

nab21 wrote:
Liam wrote:It was going good and then things started going off the rails... :P

like everything else in my life :wtc:


This is what you get for censoring your visual story entry :eli:

:P

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Liam, MEGA Popularite (as in life) is a marathon, not a sprint. One never knows how things will turn out in the end :hug:
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