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Thread: Was BOTM easier to win in the 00s?

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    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
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    Was BOTM easier to win in the 00s?

    Would the posters of the last decade have stood up to the challenges presented in modern era BOTMs?

    Look at the Role call:

    00s:
    Pickup
    Brumby
    Vimes
    Sm00teh

    10s:
    Burgey
    Gasin Myheart
    Fred
    Jono*

    No disprespect to those from the 00s, but surely the evolution of the forum and countless vBulletin upgrades discount the worth of the pre-2010 titles? Back then, posting was easy, you just argued with Richard, an easy way to pad your stats. Tighter moderation at the turn of the decade meant it was harder to do this as you were more likely to be 'given out' than back then. And there were less people posting in the 00s, which obviously means it's easier to be good.

    Therefore, none of the 00s winners can be the greatest poster of all time. Apologies.

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    Lack of professional moderators throughout both eras a significant factor imo. Leads me to the conclusion that there have been no good posters on this site, ever.

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    The 00's were a more innocent era, you turned up and voted, and the best won. Nowadays the competition has been tainted by political voting and the shameful 'vote begging' scandal.
    "All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher." - Ambrose Bierce
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Back then, posting was easy, you just argued with Richard, an easy way to pad your stats.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    The 00's were a more innocent era, you turned up and voted, and the best won. Nowadays the competition has been tainted by political voting and the shameful 'vote begging' scandal.
    As no famous philosopher ever said, 'without corruption there can be no progress'

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    Or, "no regression", as is the case here.

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    I think it's impossible to compare foruming you haven't seen.
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    Fred aside the class of the early winners is just so much higher, great posters can adapt to any era.

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    We shouldn't discount those posters from the pre-BOTM era. Sure, they don't have the BOTM credentials. But statistically they dominated what was available at the time.

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    Can you standardise those statistics for us?

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    with more professionalism in this modern era, can't see burgey's records in the hangover corner ever being challenged
    "He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts.. . For support rather than illumination. " - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

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    Ah fmd want to hate you guys so much with your trolling but you're just genuinely hilarious. Quality stuff.
    Last edited by Jono; 21-06-2013 at 12:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post


    Ah fmd want to hate you guys so much with you're trolling but you're just genuinely hilarious. Quality stuff.
    jono pls

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    remember a lot of the 10's winners have gained votes because they had not won before
    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

    With the English bid I said: Let us be brief. If you give back the Falkland Islands, which belong to us, you will get my vote. They then became sad and left

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    jono pls
    Trying to overcompensate for your ****ty cricket prediction.

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