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  1. Standard member Vovochka
    Caro-Kann Lover
    25 Dec '05 21:00
    In 2005 championship more than 450 participated, in 2006 championship only 300 subscribed so far.
    Could it witness that site's popularity drops - or is it because site was "cleaned" of cheaters? or smth else?
  2. Subscriber Loose Screw
    Insane in the Brain!
    25 Dec '05 21:12
    Maybe it's because people are in a lot of tournaments all ready!
    Some tournaments have 2x19=38 games. A couple of clan-games, sieges, personal friend games and you have a lot of games to play.
    If you have all of these I can imagine that you don't want to have another 2x8=16 games. And let's not forget that most people have no change in winning, then it's an open tournament 0-2500+.
    I know contending is more importent than winning and everybody has his or her own goals, but maybe this gives you something to think about. I give it more change if it has different catagories. 0-1000, 1001-1100, or something like that.
  3. Standard member Ravello
    The Rude©
    25 Dec '05 21:14
    Well,I guess you simply have to wait for the tournament to be started to count entrants total,before jumping to such conclusions.

    In my opinion site's popularity is growing a lot: when I started playing here,exactly two years ago, in the rated player tables there were barely 2000 players,now there are about 9300.
    The same rate of increasment went for Most active players and Most active players of the month,so I guess the site is increasing in popularity terms.
    By the way Russ can give a definitive answer about this.
  4. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    25 Dec '05 21:55 / 1 edit
    i can tell you that: in the last 84 hours we have gained 77 more entrants.

    it will depend on when the tournament starts as to how many we get.

    the 2005 champ started on the 3rd.
  5. Standard member cludi
    Blogger
    25 Dec '05 23:07
    I would say the site has become slightly more popular than when I started out 1½ years ago. And I'm sure we'll have at least 400 participating in the 2006 championship. I'm just wondering why no top 10 player are signed up yet...
  6. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    25 Dec '05 23:17
    Originally posted by cludi
    .........I'm just wondering why no top 10 player are signed up yet...
    I would have thought that the answer to that was patently obvious?

    skeeter
  7. Standard member Ravello
    The Rude©
    25 Dec '05 23:21
    Originally posted by skeeter
    I would have thought that the answer to that was patently obvious?

    skeeter
    Is the answer along the lines of my theory "Who cares about championship?" or along the lines of "I don't want to play top engines!"?
  8. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    25 Dec '05 23:25
    Originally posted by Ravello
    Is the answer along the lines of my theory "Who cares about championship?" or along the lines of "I don't want to play top engines!"?
    Yes.

    skeeter
  9. Standard member Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    25 Dec '05 23:35
    Originally posted by skeeter
    Yes.

    skeeter
    lol
  10. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    26 Dec '05 00:25 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by marinakatomb
    lol
    Musing hypothetically, of course, there can't be much attraction in a "diesel vs steam" shunting contest.

    skeeter

    Edit: changed towing to pulling then found shunting
  11. 26 Dec '05 23:23
    How come Fckallie, has not been removed from the top 20 list for rating, when he has been removed from the site???
  12. Standard member Gatecrasher
    Whale watching
    27 Dec '05 07:47
    Originally posted by ItsYouThatIAdore
    How come Fckallie, has not been removed from the top 20 list for rating, when he has been removed from the site???
    That's a good question. I understood that ratings would be changed to 500 when banned. Much cleaner that way, rather than waiting for a 100 days of inactivity.

    The 2006 Championship:

    I'm not sure that the lack of top 10 players in the championship is due to:

    a) Fear of meeting engines, or
    b) Fear of attracting too much attention to themselves.

    If our top 10 is as good as their ratings suggest, they should enter regardless. There is no excuse.
  13. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    27 Dec '05 10:37
    Originally posted by flexmore
    i can tell you that: in the last 84 hours we have gained 77 more entrants.

    it will depend on when the tournament starts as to how many we get.

    the 2005 champ started on the 3rd.
    now after another 37 hours we have only an extra 10 players.

    hmmm

    where is everyone?

    i think that russ has started 527 tournaments in the last year and that many people are just too busy ...
  14. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    27 Dec '05 10:42
    Originally posted by skeeter
    I would have thought that the answer to that was patently obvious?

    skeeter
    you would think they would at least fake it that they entered ...
  15. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    27 Dec '05 10:46
    Originally posted by cludi
    ... I'm just wondering why no top 10 player are signed up yet...
    i think you could make a fairly strong argument that quirine is in the top ten ... with 168 games on the go ...