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    Administrators, is it possible to delegate these incessant games to a separate sub-forum like the interminable and inevitable polls? I can hear the immortal composers rolling over in their graves as their works are voted on like football or baseball cards to be dismissed and discarded. There are so many games at one time that they’re hard to avoid and there are not enough track shoes in the world to outrun them. Surely there must be another way of bringing such great composers and works to the attention of the public without these interminable games. Half the time even the scores are added up inaccurately. I apologize to anyone who might be offended by these frank remarks. A sub-forum for games would at least benefit those who would rather avoid seeing them and would instead rather discuss these composers than vote on them like expendable cantaloupes, apples and oranges. Thanks for your consideration of this sincere request. Perhaps there are others who feel likewise, not to abandon the games that some genuinely enjoy but merely to have them collected in a separate section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larkenfield View Post
    Half the time even the scores are added up inaccurately.
    I take exception to this erroneous statement. About 90% of the voting in my games is spot-on. When it isn't, I make corrections efficiently.

    By the way, there already is a sub-forum for classical polls and games.

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    OP: Are you kidding? Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn were fun guys. I could see them swigging beer and betting heavily on which composer was the best. I'm sure they would have enjoyed the polls, assuming they didn't get banned.

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    The games are in a separate sub-forum already, if you don't go there you never have to see them...
    * Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There's not some trick involved with it.
    It's pure and it's real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things. *
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    I believe the Op's problem is that he/she sees the game titles when clicking on new or unread posts. It's as if a poison has been sprayed on the screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larkenfield View Post
    Administrators, is it possible to delegate these incessant games to a separate sub-forum like the interminable and inevitable polls? I can hear the immortal composers rolling over in their graves as their works are voted on like football or baseball cards to be dismissed and discarded. There are so many games at one time that they’re hard to avoid and there are not enough track shoes in the world to outrun them. Surely there must be another way of bringing such great composers and works to the attention of the public without these interminable games. Half the time even the scores are added up inaccurately. I apologize to anyone who might be offended by these frank remarks. A sub-forum for games would at least benefit those who would rather avoid seeing them and would instead rather discuss these composers than vote on them like expendable cantaloupes, apples and oranges. Thanks for your consideration of this sincere request. Perhaps there are others who feel likewise, not to abandon the games that some genuinely enjoy but merely to have them collected in a separate section.
    I agree with Larkenfield. Most of these polls are essentially meaningless. The results depend on who is in your universe.

    For example there was a poll here about a composer (I really do not need to mention which thread it is because it is meaningless to the point Larkenfield and I are trying to make).

    I started an exact poll in another forum. So far the results are completely opposite to each other. I really think that a discussion about the pros and cons of each forum is a separate issue, that I really want to avoid. The point is each population is different and will produce different results.
    It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious. And I am a very ingenious fellow

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpeggio View Post
    Most of these polls are essentially meaningless.
    I don't know about you, but I take a pass on the threads that mean little to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpeggio View Post
    The point is each population is different and will produce different results.
    So what is your problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog View Post
    So what is your problem?
    I'm involved in one of Bulldog's games at this time, and I get up very early each day to vote for my candidate and check in throughout the day to see how he is doing.

    It's fun!!! Nothing wrong with that.
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    First of all I am not interested in most of these games like is whatever a great composer.

    I already do not participate in the majority of them.

    There is a problem when a poll or game perpetuates an inaccurate observation concerning the state of classical music.

    And one can not win around here. If a person decides to leave because he is not interested in the types of threads that appear in Talk Classical members jump on him.

    I recently got involved with one because it and area that is near and dear to me: classical concert band music. In spite of my best efforts it still ended up being a complete waste of time.

    If you guys want to spend the rest of your lives playing games on who the greatest whatever is, what can I say? I know that there are some who can benefit from these games. There are also many of us who are not interested in them.

    I will let you guys have the last word because after all of these years I do not know what else to say. My initial post was to agree with Larkenfield since I have known him for many years.
    It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious. And I am a very ingenious fellow

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    We are only able to separate threads with polls and threads without poll, which we have done.

    There is no possible way for the forum software to 'know' if the threads is a "game" or not, unless there is a poll attached.
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