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napoleon
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 Message 481 of 766
15 July 2014 at 8:30am | IP Logged 
@Solfrid: What? The news doesn't count? Really?
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VivianJ5
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 Message 482 of 766
15 July 2014 at 8:53am | IP Logged 
Solfrid Christin, as a good moderator, is trying to rein in her wayward children, sheep, neurons...use whatever
analogy you like ;-). Since we are a very curious group, our tastes range far and wide, even in methods of foreign
language learning (especially in methods of foreign language learning!), but limits are good: they help us focus, and
can push us to be more creative within the boundaries of the challenge.

Consider me refocused!! Have a whole boatload of French films on my computer, and, while living out of a suitcase
for six weeks (during an overseas move), will be attempting to watch as many as I can. I'm excited to be pushed into
catching up with French film culture from the last 20 or so years...

This is fun!
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Solfrid Cristin
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 Message 483 of 766
15 July 2014 at 8:55am | IP Logged 
napoleon wrote:
@Solfrid: What? The news doesn't count? Really?


Really. But you are free to watch them anyway :-) I do not restrict what you do, only what you can count for this particular challenge.
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Radioclare
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 Message 484 of 766
15 July 2014 at 9:58am | IP Logged 
Solfrid Cristin wrote:
napoleon wrote:
@Solfrid: What? The news doesn't count? Really?


Really. But you are free to watch them anyway :-) I do not restrict what you do, only what you can count for this particular challenge.


Oops. If we've counted some news so far, should we go back and post negative tweets to remove it from our counts? I calculated mine last night and have 125 minutes of a current affairs programme which I now don't think I should have counted.
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rdearman
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 Message 485 of 766
15 July 2014 at 11:32am | IP Logged 
Restating the Rules? Hope Solfrid is OK with this summary.

OK so as I understand it, and having looked back through the various threads, the rules seem to be very simple and broke down like this.

Film = 90 minutes of visual and audio input with/without subtitles. With a bias toward fiction.
Exceptions granted:
-- Audio books
-- Television (bias toward fiction, but football/soccer granted exception during world cup and because of continuous commentary)
-- Podcasts (bias toward academic/factual programs. or dialogue)

Books = 50 pages (1 pages equals 250-350 words). There didn't seem to be any exceptions; all reading counted, but you have to calculate the number of words in an document and determine the page count as above.
-- Manga count as 1/4, aka 4 pages of manga = 1 page of a book.

Miscellaneous Rules
You can't double-dip! This means that watching a film in TL with TL subtitles doesn't count for both reading and film. You have to pick one. Listening to audio book while reading counts for either reading or film, you can't have both.

So the rules seem fairly straightforward. Don't think I've missed anything out. There is a ton of discussion about how the bot works, but the rules for the challenge are simple enough.
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napoleon
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 Message 486 of 766
15 July 2014 at 12:08pm | IP Logged 
Solfrid, I hope you don't mind me asking this, but why are you excluding television news?
Is it because you want to keep the challenge focussed to the original idea of watching a 100 films and reading a 100 books.
What about documentaries then? Do they count?
Thanks. :)
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sfuqua
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 Message 487 of 766
15 July 2014 at 12:55pm | IP Logged 
Wow, this challenge is not what I thought it would be. I should have
paid more attention to the tone of the initial discussion.
Thanks for the patient answers to my questions, and to all the work
for setting this up.
I still think that I could use a big dose of listening and reading. I
mean who doesn't need more :-)
I wish everyone the best of luck.
:-)
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Solfrid Cristin
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 Message 488 of 766
15 July 2014 at 1:15pm | IP Logged 
Radioclare wrote:
Solfrid Cristin wrote:
napoleon wrote:
@Solfrid: What? The news doesn't count? Really?


Really. But you are free to watch them anyway :-) I do not restrict what you do, only what you can count for this particular challenge.


Oops. If we've counted some news so far, should we go back and post negative tweets to remove it from our counts? I calculated mine last night and have 125 minutes of a current affairs programme which I now don't think I should have counted.


No, don't worry about it.


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