The Blog Games Season 2: Week 9

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The Blog Games Season 2: Week 9!

Week of January 24th - 30th, 2022

Please read our introduction blog for information if you are new to this event. The rules in this season are the same as the previous one so if you are new or have forgotten, it is advised to read the Rules section of the blog linked above. The accepted time for blogs is Monday at 12 AM EST/9 PM PST (Sunday)/5 AM UTC to Sunday at 11:59 PM EST/8:59 PM PST/4:59 AM UTC (Monday). In other words, the valid time for blogs starts eight (8) days before the week's release and ends two (2) days before.

Blog Rank 5! - Every Pixar Movie - Ranked

Every Pixar Movie - Ranked

Pullasorsa

Overall Score: 92.5/100

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11/12

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7.5/8

5/6

15.5/16


10/12

8/8

Ethaboo's Comments:

Controversial but ok. :)

ChineseChen's Comments:

I agree with most of these.

Blog Rank 4! - toowise: Some More of the Smaller British Isles

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15/16

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9.5/10

5.5/6

4/4

Ethaboo's Comments:

interesting indeed.

ChineseChen's Comments:

Interesting.

Blog Rank 3! - cathlete: Most Liked Blogs (October - January)

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3.5/4

10.5/12

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10/10

15.5/16

4/4


9/10

5.5/6

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Ethaboo's Comments:

rip bg didn't make it lol if only it was still 10 likes and above

ChineseChen's Comments:

Great information! Only thing is that the table could use a bit of formatting by using

<table class="standard-table">

Blog Rank 2! - Aficionado: What if the Continents had their Own Flags?

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Ethaboo's Comments:

Sequel nice :)

ChineseChen's Comments:

Great flags! I like the explanation of their components too

Honorable Mentions

Before we get into the number one blog this week, I would like to introduce the 3 honorable mentions for this week! Also, I did forget to say that the Honorable Mentions will NOT actually be based on the criteria, just my opinion on the blog, but I will still be rating them. For the first honorable mention, I would like to present...

akjlddkjslfsd - Card Game 101 #7: Euchre

Definitely not chosen because I suggested it (promise), but it is a good blog about how Euchre is played. This got a 91/100

BigGeographyGuy - What if Gran Colombia Reunited Today?

Oh no everybody! BGG is an HR again. Still an amazing score which is the same as the Euchre blog, 91/100.

JamesVI - A Brief History of the Throne of England

A great first blog, and very descriptive! This earned a large 90.5/100

Blog Rank 1! - Einstein100102: Chinese New Year Explained/解释春节

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4/4

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9/10

16/16

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10/12

8/8

Ethaboo's Comments:

poor kitty cat

ChineseChen's Comments:

Great formatting! The audio is a nice feature that helps with understanding the blog better.

Awards

Here are the winners of the 3 weekly awards!

Best Informational - JamesVI - A Brief History of the Throne of England

Best Title moonshotDefining The United States's Enormity

Favorite of Judges Einstein100102Chinese New Year Explained/解释春节

Welcome New Bloggers

Milestones

No milestones for this week

Blog News!

Fill out this form to apply to be a guest judge in Week 10! In order to save time, we will not be using the new rubric for guest judging. The Season 2 bar chart probably will never be updated again!

Conclusion

I thank you for reading this week's Blog Games! Hopefully next week the blogs can be better than ever. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please state in the comments. We hope you enjoyed! Bye!

The Blog Games Season 2

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Level 65
Feb 2, 2022
frst
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Level 66
Feb 2, 2022
What? Second? I disagree. That blog was a disaster. First of all, I expected a huge number of comments and likes on it just like its sequel, and second, a growth in number of subs. But nothing happened like I wanted. And now, a second spot for a blog I worked on for three months? This is is injustice! I disagree! Boycott BG! Where are my Quad friends? I need support!

And where's my award? Give me the funniest one at least!

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Level 56
Feb 2, 2022
It was cancelled
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Level 38
Feb 2, 2022
Your Quad friends are busy. Playing Wordle, or asking themselves why are them not featured on the BG 🤔
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Level 66
Feb 2, 2022
What? Why was it cancelled? This is clear nonsense. Cancelling an award and then not recognising the real effort that went into a blog.

#BoycottBlogGames

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Level 55
Feb 2, 2022
but u got 94.5/100...
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Level 73
Feb 2, 2022
Be happy, I had two rather long blogs over 20k chars but each got only less than 10 likes...

Not all your efforts would be put on full display, because if that's to be the case I'd argue that a lot of other blogs deserve a feature too. And of course, earning one featured blog doesn't guarantee you anything.

I really hope you're not being serious now with that comment.

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Level 55
Feb 2, 2022
I guess I'm not that great with sarcasm after all lol sorry if u felt offended :/
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Level 73
Feb 2, 2022
Well, I was very obviously replying to Aficionado.

Sarcasm is also harder to detect on text anyway so not recommended unless it's made mega clear ¯\__(ツ)__/¯

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Level 55
Feb 2, 2022
Oh lol I thought you were talking about me making a comment on cathletes blog lol. but advice noted lol
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Level 66
Feb 3, 2022
To be honest, I've found the so-called "grading reforms" to be much more disagreeable. The Blog Games during the first few weeks looked quite promising unlike those being released today.

What is that overly used thing? What have I overly used!? And one whole point for creativity? Ah.. I see you don't call self-made flags creative or maybe you didn't like my designs, right?

Why should I even write blogs at all if the real efforts aren't recognised huh? Why am I doing this? I think I should give up blogging. And to Bread, obviously that is correct. There are a lot of blogs which seem to have taken a lot of efforts and should've been featured but I was not talking about featuring. I knew it wasn't going to be featured because it could lead up to controversies or whatever.

I am now very much sure I will not be going to release any new blogs now. My efforts go to waste. Why should I waste my time writing all that stuff up? I am wasting my time writing this comment too, so goodbye.

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Level 54
Feb 3, 2022
If you are writing blogs just for likes or recognition, you are doing something wrong. Sure, those are nice to have, but if they are all that motivate you to write blogs you will be disappointed at some stage.
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Level 73
Feb 3, 2022
Oh my god I really didn't think you were this serious about this. The Blog Games are flawed and does in fact fail to recognize some really good blogs imo, but your blog was not at all one of the blogs they missed. Is a score of 94.5 or a 2nd place any bad? I don't think so.

Also, as Nio said, your goal wasn't right. If this was your definition of "waste", then I guess I've (so have many others) wasted a little too much time.

I'm aware that people, including me, naturally hope that their creation does well. But, you really shouldn't be mad if it doesn't (not like second is any bad to begin with).

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Level 73
Feb 3, 2022
"I was expecting another featuring but I guess I shouldn't be very greedy. I should be happy with what I got."

Here's a quote from yourself. You should be happy with what you got.

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Level 75
Feb 3, 2022
Hey Aficionado. If I got second place, I'd be very happy. Unfortunately, not all of us will get 1st place every time, and frankly you shouldn't expect anything here on JetPunk.

I really think that you shouldn't get super mad over your scores. Yes, some grades have been "incorrect" before - I've had grades in the past that I thought weren't right, but I rolled with it.

Should you stop blogging after getting second place? No. As someone who has gotten 2nd, 3rd and 5th places, I'm proud of those. Because, I could have gotten worse scores but I didn't. Sometimes you have to be happy with what you have, because you can't always get what you want.

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Level 68
Feb 3, 2022
Chipping in here, expecting lots of likes and subs and comments on anything is a very very flawed and dangerous approach to JetPunk. It only leads to disappointment. You should be writing blogs you want, not because you think they'll be featured. Same with quizzes.

It's a very dangerous and petty outlook to have, because expecting success means you'll get resentful and aggressive later on when realising it did not meet your unrealistic criteria for "success".

In fact, from our perspective, the more people expect features and demand them, the less willing we are to give them. In fact, there have been many people which got one lucky feature early on with quizzes, and then proceeded to email QM with every quiz they made. Eventually they got officially blacklisted by QM and their quizzes unfeatured, because QM didn't want to deal with the constant drama they spawned.

Moral of the story? Create for yourself not for the expectation of others.

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Level 38
Feb 3, 2022
Man, you should be happy. I was expecting being at least on honorable mentions. I didn’t appear on BG. We love your blogs, almost everyone does. I think that since you got the featured blog, this came up a lot on your head. It’s not the Blog Games that define your caracter, but you that need to build it. Stop blogging for second place is completely dumb imo. Neither everyone got second place. BG idea was an inoffensive way to teach users for not spamming. I remember BG came up in a turbulent time (I think it was the second SpamDemic). If you don’t spam is already great. Literally, are you going to stop blogging only because you didn’t receive first place? I won’t stopping blogging because I wasn’t on first place, or even at a honorable mention. You should find ways to improve, and share knowledge with the people. We love the designs you do. Please don’t stop blogging for stupidity. I hope I’m talking for everybody. The top spot on BG is not important. We want is see your great work
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Level 38
Feb 3, 2022
But a thing you should never think on doing, is leaving us. Please, get back blogging.
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Level 65
Feb 3, 2022
MG is absolutely correct. So what if you get first place, it isn't like your entire life is about to change, right? BG is not your entire life, so why get so angry if you get second place? Also, just because you are upset with your ranking, why say that the grading reforms are "very disagreeable." Again, as MG said, many bloggers don't even make it onto the honorable mentions every week, and I don't see any angry comments from them, so why say this if you literally came into second place??? And yes, definitely don't quit blogging because you are upset with your rank, you'll definitely come to regret it. By no means am I any kind of expert on this kind of matter, but you should really listen to the people who have been trying to help you, instead of getting angry.
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Level 66
Feb 3, 2022
That's a lot of replies and I am glad you people care about me. Thanks to everyone for writing all those encouraging comments. It means a lot. It really does.

What I did was a very childish thing to do. I am stubborn and DO expect a lot for things that I have done. I've realised not to keep expectations with strangers living in continents seven seas apart whom I just know from a username. Not just strangers, I shouldn't have expectations even with the people I know. It hurts quite a lot when those expectations are broken. I am sorry and thankful at the same time.

Thank you everyone for those motivational posts!

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Level 55
Feb 3, 2022
I have said this before, but I made the scoreboard with the intent of not being competitive, and really the whole BG for that matter. The scoreboard was only used to motivate people to try and get a higher rank, and it is obviously much less likely to motivate with just points that at the time almost no users would understand is good vs bad. Another reason for this was so we didn't have to feature every single blog, as it would take an incredible amount of time to finish before the deadline. Sorry MG, your blog was amazing, just if there were no .5 gradings, you would most likely be featured :/ But anyways, the decimal system was also introduced to try and separate more blogs, and overall help us have to do less work again. I have seen this, and I and ChineseChen will try to not use decimal points for the Week 11 rubric to see how it turns out for everyone.

I am not trying to point any hate at Aficionado for his comment, just that I would just like to make a point about all of this.

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Level 55
Feb 3, 2022
Also I'm sorry if the comment above felt like it was aimed directly at u, it was just you posted ur comment after i started mine and finished it before i finished mine :P
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Level 38
Feb 3, 2022
Don't worry for that! I will always try to improve, that’s why I maybe got a little bit too much “askative” me creating non-existent words.... Sorry for that

And welcome back AFC!

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Level 47
Feb 3, 2022
So many blogs didn't even get 2nd
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Level 38
Feb 2, 2022
And the third is a Quad as well...

Congrats to the winners, but I wanna know which is my grade for this week.

Aficionado stop being wroth. At least you was featured this week lol

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Level 55
Feb 2, 2022
u got 89.5/100
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Level 38
Feb 2, 2022
May I know on which specific categories I did worst? Content? Creativity (at least on the part “lot of ranking blogs”)?
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Level 55
Feb 2, 2022
the only big deduction was punctuation and capitalization. Other things were just .5 or 1 point deductions. It is still an amazing score though, keep it up lol
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Level 38
Feb 3, 2022
And for last question, how many points I get for the omission of a point or a comma lol?
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Level 56
Feb 2, 2022
RIP funny newspaper headlines. What score did it get?
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Level 63
Feb 2, 2022
87.5/100. These decimal scores really do bump a lot of good blogs out of the Top 5. Maybe we should consider having 5 Honorable Mentions...
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Level 56
Feb 2, 2022
Do you think I should have five headlines in the next blog?
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Level 38
Feb 2, 2022
Just update the scoreboard or I’m gonna swear word at you [Chen]
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Level 55
Feb 2, 2022
yes chen, update the scoreboard
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Level 65
Feb 2, 2022
yes chen, update the scoreboard
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Level 56
Feb 2, 2022
yes chen, update the scoreboard

yes Ethaboo and Thread, start another chain

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Level 38
Feb 2, 2022
yes chen, update the leaderboard

yes ethaboo, thread and miecraftman, don’t start another chain

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Level 68
Feb 3, 2022
yes chen, update the scoreboard

or I'll make your stewartbanningmephobia even worse

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Level 38
Feb 3, 2022
yes chen, update the scoreboard

we were warned. being banned is between my biggest fears of life

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Level 63
Feb 3, 2022
ok

done

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Level 38
Feb 3, 2022
Finally
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Level 55
Feb 3, 2022
lol
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Level 65
Feb 2, 2022
Great new style!
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Level 56
Feb 2, 2022
Alr I’ve renamed Funny Newspaper Headlines and it now has five headlines.
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Level 55
Feb 3, 2022
Nice job everyone!
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Level 55
Feb 3, 2022
Good job to everyone! This weeks blogs have all been amazing!
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Level 55
Feb 3, 2022
Yes indeed
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Level 38
Feb 4, 2022
I can only send the form once right?
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Level 55
Feb 4, 2022
no, you can take it more than once, but don't spam it please
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Level 38
Feb 4, 2022
Three times is allowed, or marked as spam?
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Level 55
Feb 4, 2022
The more responses you put on the form doesn't give you a higher chance of being guest judge though, so it wouldn't really be that useful unless you'd want to not be guest judge that week lol
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Level 38
Feb 4, 2022
Alright lol
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Level 38
Feb 5, 2022
Do my time for sending the form is set to 9:00 PM (UTC)? If not, I need to pass to this time.
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Level 63
Feb 5, 2022
The deadline of Thursday is not enforced strictly
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Level 38
Feb 6, 2022
Ok
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Level 38
Feb 6, 2022
Is Week 10 the last one?
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Level 55
Feb 6, 2022
No. :)
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Level 65
Feb 9, 2022
Is BG coming today?
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Level 55
Feb 9, 2022
yes.