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Post  tagg on Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:37 am

Recommend a thing! There is one condition: if you recommend something, you must, if possible, sincerely try all other recommendations made, and all future recommended things. Anything that costs money or takes more than a couple hours at most to have been sampled falls outside of the rule. You can talk about things that have been recommended all you want, without entering the covenant, and once you have made one recommendation, can recommend other things all you want.
Not a rule, but part of the social contract: Take this seriously, only recommend something if it is really awesome, you will be subjecting others to it.

Basic format for posts should include what you would consider an amount of content necessary for a "good try," a link if the recommendation is net-based, and a description, and, perhaps, conditions under which it would be fair for someone to not try the recommendation.

I guess I'll start: Idle thumbs. A podcast about video games. Content is much less about the "monster of the week" and more about really intelligent observations about design and themes and really... smart stuff. Has ended up being much more timeless because of that. Thing is, the podcast ended up being anything but dry and boring, the cast is really, really, funny, and many of the more interesting observations are based on calling out some of the stupid things that make games weird and dumb. If it doesn't grab you after a couple episodes then it might not be your thing, but it does improve after a while as the hosts get more comfortable with what they're doing. Don't keep going if you hate the first one but the first five episodes are more then enough to satisfy the conditions for those who are kinda meh on it.


Last edited by tagg on Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:39 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Let's make things a bit more reasonable shall we.)
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Re: Sincere recommendations thread.

Post  Flying Dice on Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:43 pm

I'd like to give this some love, but I have this thing about not listening to podcasts. Maybe at some point in the future.
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Re: Sincere recommendations thread.

Post  MC Dirty on Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:20 am

tagg wrote:If you recommend something, you must, if possible, sincerely try all other recommendations made.
That's a pretty harsh rule, you know. I mean, I have a few books I would recommend, but not everyone is willing to buy something just to post a recommendation here. I get the feeling you didn't quite think this through...

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Re: Sincere recommendations thread.

Post  Flying Dice on Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:23 am

Yeah, I'd be more willing to participate without that "you MUST try everything" clause. I don't have the money or time to try everything I want to, much less everything that is recommended to me.
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Re: Sincere recommendations thread.

Post  tagg on Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:36 am

MC Dirty wrote:
tagg wrote:If you recommend something, you must, if possible, sincerely try all other recommendations made.
That's a pretty harsh rule, you know. I mean, I have a few books I would recommend, but not everyone is willing to buy something just to post a recommendation here.
Important bit in bold, I'd consider needing the extra cash for rent or even other diversions you're already invested in as putting someone within the clause. I get the feeling I should tone down the language a bit in the OP.

MC Dirty wrote:I get the feeling you didn't quite think this through...
Welllllllllll... Yeah. I guess not. I'm still pretty sure it's a good idea at heart. No reason not to adjust the crap out of it.
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Re: Sincere recommendations thread.

Post  MC Dirty on Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:47 am

tagg wrote:
MC Dirty wrote:
tagg wrote:If you recommend something, you must, if possible, sincerely try all other recommendations made.
That's a pretty harsh rule, you know. I mean, I have a few books I would recommend, but not everyone is willing to buy something just to post a recommendation here.
Important bit in bold, I'd consider needing the extra cash for rent or even other diversions you're already invested in as putting someone within the clause.
I actually thought of that, but I'd say that it's still technically possible, thus does not fall under the clause.
So, does that mean that we are not allowed to recommend stuff that costs money or does that mean that we can recommend it, but are not obligated to try it?

tagg wrote:I get the feeling I should tone down the language a bit in the OP.
Yeah, you should, it sounds really harsh at the moment. Almost like you're contractually forcing us to try out the recommendations.
Edit: Well, look at that, you actually use the term "contract" in the OP. Seriously?

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Re: Sincere recommendations thread.

Post  Kaijyuu on Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:53 am

I'm fine with the requirement, actually, but yeah it does keep me from actually posting anything. It's a fine idea I think, just not one I'd participate in.


Also you should force people to sign the contract in blood, after swearing on a bible.
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Re: Sincere recommendations thread.

Post  MC Dirty on Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:04 am

Kaijyuu wrote:Also you should force people to sign the contract in blood, after swearing on a bible.
No, screw that, I'm not swearing on the fucking bible. I am fine with the "signing in blood" thing, though.
I think any legally binding oath in America includes some reference to a God? I'm not sure, but I know it's not like that in Germany and I'm grateful for that.

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Re: Sincere recommendations thread.

Post  tagg on Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:36 am

MC Dirty wrote:Edit: Well, look at that, you actually use the term "contract" in the OP. Seriously?
Not that seriously. It's based on the honour system folks. Laughing It would seem I'm still not great at conveying intent or tone exclusively through text. Should have inserted some winking emoticons or something.
The idea is that you agree that by sharing something you think is good and that you want people to try,that you'll be willing to try things that other people think are good, even if it falls a bit outside what you'd normally do.
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Re: Sincere recommendations thread.

Post  Flying Dice on Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:48 am

MC Dirty wrote:
Kaijyuu wrote:Also you should force people to sign the contract in blood, after swearing on a bible.
No, screw that, I'm not swearing on the fucking bible. I am fine with the "signing in blood" thing, though.
I think any legally binding oath in America includes some reference to a God? I'm not sure, but I know it's not like that in Germany and I'm grateful for that.

Not quite. People who testify in court are sworn in with their hand on a bible (though that may have changed in recent years), but all legal oaths have been changed so that an individual can either swear (possible religious undertone) or affirm (none) that they will hold to it.

But yeah, I'll think about something to recommend, and I'll try to make it something that can be read/watched/played for free.
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