Where have all the recaps gone?

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Where have all the recaps gone?

Post by Stewart Gordon » Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:02 pm

The last one here seems to be from 4 March.

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Re: Where have all the recaps gone?

Post by James Robinson » Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:09 pm

Stewart Gordon wrote:The last one here seems to be from 4 March.
The collapse of the recap writer for 2-3 weeks or however long it was seems to have put a period of inactivity on the recaps.

I have been storing the info and am doing some that others haven't done yet, but they are coming on, slowly......
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Re: Where have all the recaps gone?

Post by Stewart Gordon » Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:21 pm

I thought we had multiple recap writers ... so they've all collapsed? :(

(I'd volunteer myself, but knowing me I'd probably fall behind with it.)

For the meantime, where's the best place to start discussions of things referred to on individual Countdown episodes? For example:
  • the words the contestants or DC came up with (or didn't)
  • whether a word should have been allowed or not
  • something mentioned in the chat at the beginning, the guest anecdote, or OoW

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Re: Where have all the recaps gone?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:38 pm

You can always use the spoilers threads.

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Re: Where have all the recaps gone?

Post by Anthony Endsor » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:23 pm

The downtime for the recap writer has meant that on its return to life, people had 3 or more recaps to catch up on and so now have to find the time to do them, and that assuming they have kept them all on Sky Plus, as they are only on 4OD for a month.
We will get through them somehow, but in the meantime I'm afraid a degree of patience is called for. :roll:

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Re: Where have all the recaps gone?

Post by Tim Down » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:26 am

I could probably do the odd recap although only for shows that are still on 4OD and for today onwards as I've deleted the rest from my Humax.

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Re: Where have all the recaps gone?

Post by James Robinson » Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:05 pm

Tim Down wrote:I could probably do the odd recap although only for shows that are still on 4OD and for today onwards as I've deleted the rest from my Humax.
If you could do some of the Tuesday recaps, that would be great, Tim.

Are you familiar with how the recap writer works??
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Re: Where have all the recaps gone?

Post by Tim Down » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:57 am

James Robinson wrote:
Tim Down wrote:I could probably do the odd recap although only for shows that are still on 4OD and for today onwards as I've deleted the rest from my Humax.
If you could do some of the Tuesday recaps, that would be great, Tim.

Are you familiar with how the recap writer works??
No, but I'm sure I can work it out. I thought I'd seen a guide for writing recaps somewhere but I can't seem to find it now.

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Re: Where have all the recaps gone?

Post by James Robinson » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:50 am

Tim Down wrote:
James Robinson wrote:
Tim Down wrote:I could probably do the odd recap although only for shows that are still on 4OD and for today onwards as I've deleted the rest from my Humax.
If you could do some of the Tuesday recaps, that would be great, Tim.

Are you familiar with how the recap writer works??
No, but I'm sure I can work it out. I thought I'd seen a guide for writing recaps somewhere but I can't seem to find it now.
Go to the main recap page, and hit the "How to do a recap" option, the rest is pretty self-explanatory. :)
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Re: Where have all the recaps gone?

Post by Tim Down » Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:48 pm

James Robinson wrote:Go to the main recap page, and hit the "How to do a recap" option, the rest is pretty self-explanatory. :)
Great, thanks. Which show would you like me to recap?

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Re: Where have all the recaps gone?

Post by James Robinson » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:08 pm

Tim Down wrote:
James Robinson wrote:Go to the main recap page, and hit the "How to do a recap" option, the rest is pretty self-explanatory. :)
Great, thanks. Which show would you like me to recap?
March 22 would be nice. :)
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Re: Where have all the recaps gone?

Post by Tim Down » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:46 am

James Robinson wrote:March 22 would be nice. :)
OK. I'll get onto that, probably on Thursday.

One thing that occurs to me is that writing the recap involves duplication of effort: you could generate most of a recap from the game data used by the game page on the Countdown wiki.

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Re: Where have all the recaps gone?

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:02 am

James Robinson wrote:
Tim Down wrote:
James Robinson wrote:Go to the main recap page, and hit the "How to do a recap" option, the rest is pretty self-explanatory. :)
Great, thanks. Which show would you like me to recap?
March 22 would be nice. :)
Or 22nd March.

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