The Thirty Greatest Transformers Characters! [#1 revealed!]

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The Thirty Greatest Transformers Characters! [#1 revealed!]

Post by Warcry » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:08 am

One of the ideas that those of us on staff came up with for our 30th Anniversary celebration was a feature on the 30 greatest characters in Transformers fiction. But there's a problem -- you see, we're all a bunch of biased, crusty old hacks! If I came up with the list it would be 29 guys whose toys I owned as a kid plus Spinister, dalek's list would all be guys who showed up for a couple panels in the UK comics, Cliffy probably wouldn't make it past five before launching into a rant about how everything sucks, Blackjack would list Movie Bumblebee thirty times, etc, etc. And while all of those lists would definitely be hilarious, they probably wouldn't be very representative of what the fandom as a whole thinks.

So we decided: we'd turn the choices over to you instead. Yes, you.

From now until the end of February the site will be running a poll that allows visitors to nominate up to thirty of their favourites, and our top thirty characters will be made up of whichever characters get the most votes and highest average rankings in that poll.

But that's not all! If you take part you'll also get a chance to say why you like the character so much, and the comments we like the best will be quoted in our final articles.

Click here to cast your vote!

Thanks in advance to anyone who participates for doing our job for us. :)

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Post by Blackjack » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:02 am

'This asshole?' :lol:

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Post by inflatable dalek » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:08 am

I intend to vote for Megan Fox's bum 30 times.

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Post by Rack 'n Ruin » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:26 am

inflatable dalek wrote:I intend to vote for Megan Fox's bum 30 times.
Vote. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
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Post by Blackjack » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:04 am

I have participated!

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Post by inflatable dalek » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:09 am

Rack 'n Ruin wrote:Vote. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
The amount of times I vote a day I think I know what it means.

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Post by inflatable dalek » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:16 am

Also, as this is all new to us, if anyone has any trouble with the voting/comments, do let us know and we'll try and fix it as quickly as possible.

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Post by Warcry » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:13 pm

Blackjack spotted an issue with the entry form. If you give long answers to all of the "Reason" fields you get a database error when you submit and your answers aren't saved. Somehow that slipped through our testing...I guess we just weren't wordy enough. :(

If this happens to you, you can...

(A) Hit the 'back' button on your browser to go back to the entry form. Then shorten some of your answers and try again.

OR

(B) Hit the 'back' button on your browser to go back to the entry form. Then just leave that tab open for a while, and resubmit once the problem has been fixed. I know what the issue is and should have it ironed out later today, once I get home from work.

Sorry for any inconvenience it might have caused.

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Post by Warcry » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:08 am

*shakes fist in general direction of database*

The problem has been resolved. :)

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Post by Skyquake87 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:48 am

I have submitted my entry! I've done one for each year! Because that's how I roll.

Found it hard to separate character from toys - so little of the modern toys have little to go on in terms of personality, so some of my submissions have had to sell themselves on the back of being a pretty cool toy and my impressions of what they are like :)

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Post by inflatable dalek » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:50 pm

Sent mine in, God, I am so predictable. Anyone in a black and white UK story got a vote, so if anyone who hasn't taken part yet wants to stop Irwin Spoon winning they have till Friday to get their votes in.

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Post by Denyer » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:55 pm

Mmm. I've found the piece of paper I started scribbling on a few weeks back. They're all pre-90s, although the reasons for choosing them aren't all.

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Post by Sades » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:32 pm

You forgot me, who would compile a list with thirty of the first ones that popped into my head, complete with half-assed yet compelling (or not) arguments for the choice. :(

I... might put together a list. Like, a real one. How long do we have? I aim to get it in as last-minute as I can. You can tell I pay no attention to the Staff forum anymore.
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Post by inflatable dalek » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:54 pm

Sades wrote:How long do we have?
inflatable dalek wrote:Friday.
Pay attention!

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Post by Blackjack » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:17 pm

inflatable dalek wrote:Sent mine in, God, I am so predictable. Anyone in a black and white UK story got a vote, so if anyone who hasn't taken part yet wants to stop Irwin Spoon winning they have till Friday to get their votes in.
Even Longtooth? You have no taste.

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Post by inflatable dalek » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:56 pm

Especially Longtooth. I wrote his name in bold and underlined it.

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Post by Sades » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:29 am

inflatable dalek wrote:Especially Longtooth. I wrote his name in bold and underlined it.
I read this one!!!
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Post by inflatable dalek » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:57 pm

That's a joke I stole from my annual relisten of AIOTM <aiotm>, possibly the only joke I could have stolen from that series which would be suitable for a nice family friendly forum like this.


EDIT: And the last time I spoke to him on the subject, Warcry was mildly pleased that the number of votes so far was manageable for him, so if everyone does a last second spurt of voting to give him 1000's to deal with, we could break his mind. Which could be pretty entertaining in and of itself.

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Post by Denyer » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:55 pm

Even managed to throw in reasons for some of them, although that fell apart pretty quickly by halfway down the list.

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Post by Warcry » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:51 pm

inflatable dalek wrote:EDIT: And the last time I spoke to him on the subject, Warcry was mildly pleased that the number of votes so far was manageable for him, so if everyone does a last second spurt of voting to give him 1000's to deal with, we could break his mind. Which could be pretty entertaining in and of itself.
I'm not going to complain if we get a last-minute surge of votes. Especially since the mysterious all-Flywheels ballots that we've gotten might skew the results a tad if people don't counterbalance it with votes for proper characters...

Longtooth votes will be disregarded, though. Sorry, dalek. :)

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