The pattern

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The pattern

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:06 pm

I just noticed something. When I take a look at this section of the forum, I notice that all of the episodes are from 2003.

Why is this, or I should ask what is so significant about that year?

I was just wondering.

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Re: The pattern

Post by Charlie Reams » Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:21 pm

I think you should do more thinking and less posting.

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Re: The pattern

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:39 pm

I'm sorry, Soo.

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Re: The pattern

Post by Jon O'Neill » Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:29 pm

The helpful response to this is:

This forum is for recaps from the old days, before we had a recaps system on the forum.. well, before the forum existed. Soo is getting details of the games from Mike Brown, who, admirably, has kept records of every round from way back near the start.

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Re: The pattern

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:42 pm

I was just wondering, why 2003?

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Re: The pattern

Post by Jon O'Neill » Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:51 pm

It was the start of the 15-round era, when the show changed from 30 to 45 minutes. The next step towards having every game ever recapped is doing all of the 15-rounders, and Soo is on the case.

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Re: The pattern

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:53 pm

Good work.

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Re: The pattern

Post by Jon O'Neill » Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:54 pm

Thanks.

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Re: The pattern

Post by Mike Brown » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:02 pm

Ginger Jono wrote:It was the start of the 15-round era, when the show changed from 30 to 45 minutes. The next step towards having every game ever recapped is doing all of the 15-rounders, and Soo is on the case.
Small correction, Jono: the 15-rounders started in 2001. The basic plan is to work backwards, filling in the gaps, and we're currently on Series 49. And thanks for admiring me in your other post (I think).

Mike.

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Re: The pattern

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:11 pm

I was referring to Mike, if he's around here.

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Re: The pattern

Post by Jon O'Neill » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:52 pm

Mike Brown wrote:
Ginger Jono wrote:It was the start of the 15-round era, when the show changed from 30 to 45 minutes. The next step towards having every game ever recapped is doing all of the 15-rounders, and Soo is on the case.
Small correction, Jono: the 15-rounders started in 2001. The basic plan is to work backwards, filling in the gaps, and we're currently on Series 49. And thanks for admiring me in your other post (I think).

Mike.
Cheers for correcting. And yes, I do admire you, probably too much.
Jason Larsen wrote:I was referring to Mike, if he's around here.
I haven't seen him in years.

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Re: The pattern

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:54 pm

Of course!

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Re: The pattern

Post by Mike Brown » Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:03 pm

Ginger Jono wrote:Cheers for correcting. And yes, I do admire you, probably too much.
How ever so slightly scary... to even things up a bit, I marvel at your "4 from the top" skills; you'll have to give me lessons some time :lol:

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Re: The pattern

Post by David O'Donnell » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:16 pm

Save it for the bathhouses lads, this is a Countdown forum.

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Re: The pattern

Post by Jason Larsen » Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:07 pm

And Mike is working his way back, from the very end to the very beginning.

That's the opposite of what most people would do if they were in his position.

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Re: The pattern

Post by Mike Brown » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:13 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:And Mike is working his way back, from the very end to the very beginning.

That's the opposite of what most people would do if they were in his position.
I'm not sure whether that's a compliment, an insult or totally neutral, Jason!!

Anyway, it wasn't exclusively my decision. Also, given that we are (probably) never going to get right back to Series 1, it seems sensible to me to start with programmes more people might remember (and also gives us a sporting chance of getting the 15-rounders done in a relatively short time frame: say, a couple of years or so!). Plus, like many others on this forum, I'm not most people...

Mike.

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Re: The pattern

Post by Jason Larsen » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:31 pm

Mike, to tell you the truth I did not look at your Countdown page as much as I looked at the Countdown Corral and posted in the mailing list.

I just wanted to say that it is great work, regardless of how it's done. I'm not sure if you have time on your hands or someone is obligating you to do past Countdown recaps. I did not mean for what I said to be bad.

So, in other words my tone when I posted that message was neutral. I just thought I would inquire about the pattern because I didn't know at first.

Please know that even though the first thing I see when I visit your Countdown page is an acknowledgement that Craig Beevers had won the last season, I like your persistence in writing past recaps.

Because I don't always visit your Countdown page, I'm not sure how often you update it. But, when I first visited it close to four years ago once was enough to think to myself, "This is a great website, and I like it very much!"

If I could come all the way over to England and shake your hand, I would.

Well done on your Countdown page.

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Re: The pattern

Post by Mike Brown » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:11 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:Mike, to tell you the truth I did not look at your Countdown page as much as I looked at the Countdown Corral and posted in the mailing list.

I just wanted to say that it is great work, regardless of how it's done. I'm not sure if you have time on your hands or someone is obligating you to do past Countdown recaps. I did not mean for what I said to be bad.

So, in other words my tone when I posted that message was neutral. I just thought I would inquire about the pattern because I didn't know at first.

Please know that even though the first thing I see when I visit your Countdown page is an acknowledgement that Craig Beevers had won the last season, I like your persistence in writing past recaps.

Because I don't always visit your Countdown page, I'm not sure how often you update it. But, when I first visited it close to four years ago once was enough to think to myself, "This is a great website, and I like it very much!"

If I could come all the way over to England and shake your hand, I would.

Well done on your Countdown page.
No offence taken, Jason. I must confess that I don't dedicate as much time these days to keeping my website up to date (it was pretty much a weekly affair for a couple of years), so am not surprised that you (and others) visit other sites more often. I'm glad to have been (and still be) involved with such an active on-line community, to be honest, and I still try to update my site every month or so (it varies). As for the recaps, the arrangement is that I scan my original hand-written notes from the old shows and Charlie and a team of other eager beavers convert them into the historical recaps that you see on here. I do occasionally write recaps myself, but it doesn't happen too often these days. And thanks for the compliments... :)

Mike.

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Re: The pattern

Post by Jason Larsen » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:31 pm

You are very welcome, Mike

I hope you'll still be here with us.

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