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This is the general conversation thread. Feel free to talk about whatever you'd like here but please be aware that the judges are NOT obligated to read this thread. So if you need something specific addressed, please put it in the approriate thread.

~Chris.
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| February 8, 2015, 3:41 am
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Here is the link to the team building group. Please don't talk about team building in this group, it's going to get messy enough as it is so let's keep all team building stuff in that group.

Thanks.

http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/24932
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| February 8, 2015, 3:48 am
I think I'll try this out this year.
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| February 8, 2015, 5:55 am
FirstMocAthalon! Watch me die!
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| February 8, 2015, 7:42 am
Quoting Joseph Olson
FirstMocAthalon! Watch me die!

The way this contest is set up, you can't die unless you are DQed.
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| February 8, 2015, 7:53 am
Yeah! Can't wait :D
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| February 8, 2015, 8:24 am
After getting select fours and fives last year, time to go for a perfect! Let's do this!
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| February 8, 2015, 11:11 am
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Quoting Asad .
The way this contest is set up, you can't die unless you are DQed.

Not an uncommon occurrence. ;)
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| February 8, 2015, 11:17 am
I'm excited for this! This is probably just what i need to keep me building!
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| February 8, 2015, 1:56 pm
Looking forward to the entries this year! I won't be competing, but I'll definitely be watching :)
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| February 8, 2015, 2:49 pm
I'm doing it!
First time, this is gonna be awesome!
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| February 8, 2015, 3:29 pm
well, time to win this thing :)
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| February 9, 2015, 7:45 pm
First year.....
I will lose.....
But go down with a fight!
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| February 10, 2015, 9:03 am
This time... I will rise.. .and shine... Just like a phoenix.. or a flaming frog xD

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| February 10, 2015, 2:16 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
Here is the link to the team building group.

Chris, your lack of capitalization in the title grinds my gears. >.>
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| February 10, 2015, 3:16 pm
I'm looking forward to this. This was my favorite contest last year, and I can't wait to see what zany categories we have this year. My thanks in advance to Chris and the judges for all the hard work they're going to do! :) Oh, and my team's going to win. :D
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| February 10, 2015, 4:14 pm
I hope I can cope with this, my first official, big contest on mocpages. Does it really count as a contest though?
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| February 10, 2015, 9:17 pm
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Quoting Soccer Socks
I hope I can cope with this, my first official, big contest on mocpages. Does it really count as a contest though?

It's very fun, if you're worried about it being difficult try to join a team that's not über-competitive. As for it counting as a contest, it's definitely a contest, as entries are judged and there's a winning team. I find that you don't need to be on an amazing team to enjoy the MocAthalon though - the majority of the fun comes from the camaraderie of working closely with other builders, getting advice, motivation, and helping them with their entries. You really get to know your teammates well and I can't think of any other LEGO contest that provides this experience.

Unless that sentence meant to imply that you're so skillful that there's no contest - you're guaranteed to win. In which case, well played. ;)
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| February 10, 2015, 9:44 pm
Quoting Soccer Socks
I hope I can cope with this, my first official, big contest on mocpages. Does it really count as a contest though?

Well, if your idea of a contest includes grueling competition, an otherworldly display of skill and imagination, crazy and insane deadlines, and an absolutely fantastically fun and fulfilling exploration into camaraderie and your own latent talents then, yes, the MOCathalon qualifies rather perfectly as a contest that really counts.

The only requirement here is that you please check your sanity at the door as you won't be needing it and it usually gets in the way otherwise. ;)
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| February 11, 2015, 10:45 am
Quoting Soccer Socks
I hope I can cope with this, my first official, big contest on mocpages.

If you can cope with insane amounts of fun, insane awesomeness, working together with insane (in the best way) people, and some insane categories, then I think you'll be fine. This contest is one of the most fun contests you can find. And not to mention it's a wonderful chance to build friendships, build really crazy fun MOCs, and build your skill level. It's great.
Quoting matt rowntRee
The only requirement here is that you please check your sanity at the door as you won't be needing it and it usually gets in the way otherwise.

What he said.
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| February 11, 2015, 12:06 pm
Quoting Kevin Moyer
If you can cope with insane amounts of fun, insane awesomeness, working together with insane (in the best way) people, and some insane categories, then I think you'll be fine. This contest is one of the most fun contests you can find. And not to mention it's a wonderful chance to build friendships, build really crazy fun MOCs, and build your skill level. It's great.

Hopefully gain some popularity too.
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| February 11, 2015, 2:41 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
It's very fun, if you're worried about it being difficult try to join a team that's not über-competitive. As for it counting as a contest, it's definitely a contest, as entries are judged and there's a winning team. I find that you don't need to be on an amazing team to enjoy the MocAthalon though - the majority of the fun comes from the camaraderie of working closely with other builders, getting advice, motivation, and helping them with their entries. You really get to know your teammates well and I can't think of any other LEGO contest that provides this experience.

Unless that sentence meant to imply that you're so skillful that there's no contest - you're guaranteed to win. In which case, well played. ;)

By no means am I so skillful that it wouldn't be a contest, I was just wondering if we're working for a prize or just awesome fun.
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| February 11, 2015, 2:56 pm
Quoting matt rowntRee

The only requirement here is that you please check your sanity at the door as you won't be needing it and it usually gets in the way otherwise. ;)

Sanity is gone, please return when contest is over.
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| February 11, 2015, 2:58 pm
Quoting Soccer Socks
...I was just wondering if we're working for a prize or just awesome fun.

Both :)
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| February 11, 2015, 2:59 pm
Quoting Thomas .
Both :)

Coolio
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| February 11, 2015, 3:00 pm
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Quoting Kevin Moyer
I'm looking forward to this. This was my favorite contest last year, and I can't wait to see what zany categories we have this year. My thanks in advance to Chris and the judges for all the hard work they're going to do! :) Oh, and my team's going to win. :D

From a purely personal perspective, I agree that you guys have a good shot for the title. Your team came in third last year amongst a ton of good teams, if I recall correctly, and I think it is much improved this year. Scary....
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| February 11, 2015, 5:39 pm
Hey this sounds fun! I'll do it! I just need a team that will accept me in.. So does anyone need another addition to their team! I can't wait to see what's going to go down.
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| February 11, 2015, 10:17 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Do you need someone to make a picture for the group? If so, I'd be happy to.
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| February 12, 2015, 1:23 pm
I hope I'll have plenty of time in March, but a lot depends on how far I make it into MELO...
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| February 12, 2015, 3:17 pm
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Quoting Kevin Moyer
Do you need someone to make a picture for the group? If so, I'd be happy to.


Thank you very much for the offer Kevin. But Mark is taking care of it.

~Chris.
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| February 12, 2015, 5:40 pm
Nice group pic.
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| February 12, 2015, 5:40 pm
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Quoting Timothy Post
Nice group pic.

Thanks! Gonna enlarge the text a bit maybe. It seems a bit small.

Quoting Kevin Moyer
Do you need someone to make a picture for the group? If so, I'd be happy to.

Thanks for the offer, Kevin! I've already looked after it, though. :)
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| February 12, 2015, 5:52 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson and Mark McPeek

Haha, ok. Figured I'd offer. The pic looks good, Mark!

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| February 12, 2015, 5:56 pm
Quoting Mark McPeek
Thanks! Gonna enlarge the text a bit maybe. It seems a bit small.

Quoting Kevin Moyer
Do you need someone to make a picture for the group? If so, I'd be happy to.

Thanks for the offer, Kevin! I've already looked after it, though. :)

Nice job man, guess you could call it a new twist on last years. Like that it is similar.
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| February 14, 2015, 2:53 pm
Here's hoping I can make the deadline this time. :P
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| February 14, 2015, 5:09 pm
I won't be participating this year, but I will enjoy watching from the sidelines.
-Nathanael
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| February 16, 2015, 6:19 pm
Who's that "Green Footed Bear" fellow?
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| February 16, 2015, 6:24 pm
Quoting Justin M
Who's that "Green Footed Bear" fellow?

SHE is the scorekeeper.
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| February 16, 2015, 6:34 pm
Looking forward to this year, hope my team can finally crack the top 3 after taking 4th last year.

Sadly we lost a few members that we had last year, but hey, ya win some and ya lose some.
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| February 16, 2015, 10:06 pm
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Quoting Justin M
Who's that "Green Footed Bear" fellow?

She is Matt's wife and our wonderful scorekeeper. Don't offend either of them. It's not wise. ;)
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| February 17, 2015, 12:59 am
Quoting Mark McPeek
She is Matt's wife and our wonderful scorekeeper. Don't offend either of them. It's not wise. ;)

Matt's wife? I don't think ANYBODY will be wanting to offend her now :P
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| February 17, 2015, 1:04 am
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Matt's wife? I don't think ANYBODY will be wanting to offend her now :P

Offending her is MY responsibility and I do it well! No help needed in that department, uhthankyouverymuch.

Plus, every time I ask her a question in regards to the categories, she gets the orneriest, but oh so adorable, EVIL grin. I may have my work cut out for me this year.

Probably shouldn't have offended her over the past twenty something years.

Naaaaah! XD
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| February 17, 2015, 9:47 am
Has anyone got a place going spare in their group that I could possibly fill? I'd be much obliged, take a look at my previous MOCs to see if I'm worth it.
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| February 18, 2015, 5:09 pm
Quoting Bane Of Seaguls :3
Has anyone got a place going spare in their group that I could possibly fill? I'd be much obliged, take a look at my previous MOCs to see if I'm worth it.

I've invited you to my team. :)
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| February 18, 2015, 8:35 pm
Hey, after reading the threads I just got reminded that I'm an AFOL forgot about the 2 AFOL rule, was working on the team roster with 2 AFOL slots not counting me). The line is so blurred on Flickr that it's easy to forget...heh.
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| February 19, 2015, 12:20 pm
Quoting Lando L. Jackson
The Plastic Surgeons:

-Gid617: TFOL
-Lando L. Jackson: TFOL
-Pieter Dennison: TFOL
-David Alexander Smith: AFOL
-Matt RowntRee: AFOL
I'm 99% sure Pieter is a AFOL, because he told me he was one.

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| February 19, 2015, 12:37 pm
Quoting Timothy Post
Quoting Lando L. Jackson
The Plastic Surgeons:

-Gid617: TFOL
-Lando L. Jackson: TFOL
-Pieter Dennison: TFOL
-David Alexander Smith: AFOL
-Matt RowntRee: AFOL
I'm 99% sure Pieter is a AFOL, because he told me he was one.

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/406317#comments
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| February 19, 2015, 12:40 pm
Quoting Bane of Chocolate (Zach)
I know the difference, and I can do math!

Ok, I can't think of a comeback to that.. : /
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| February 24, 2015, 6:34 pm
You should post the categories ::Cough cough::
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| February 28, 2015, 7:14 pm
Quoting Grant Davis
You should post the categories ::Cough cough::

2 and a half hours Granny, uh I mean Grant :D
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| February 28, 2015, 7:28 pm
Quoting Thomas .
2 and a half hours Granny, uh I mean Grant :D


-_____-
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| February 28, 2015, 7:33 pm
Quoting Thomas .
2 and a half hours Granny, uh I mean Grant :D

I vote 2.5 hours too long.
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| February 28, 2015, 7:35 pm
Quoting Grant Davis

-_____-

Why the long face?

XD
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| February 28, 2015, 7:39 pm
Quoting Thomas .
Why the long face?

XD

:P
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| February 28, 2015, 7:40 pm
Quoting Asad .
I vote 2.5 hours too long.

Hey, it's the weekend. No using decimals or fractions.
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| February 28, 2015, 7:41 pm
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It will be anytime between now and 10. 10 is the latest.
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| February 28, 2015, 7:55 pm
Quoting Green Footed Bear
It will be anytime between now and 10. 10 is the latest.

Can I suggest posting them now? :D
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| February 28, 2015, 7:57 pm
Quoting Thomas .
Can I suggest posting them now? :D

Seconded. Now would be a great time. I already have less time than Infy in the Tourney because I have to wait for the MA categories.
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| February 28, 2015, 7:59 pm
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Quoting Thomas .
Can I suggest posting them now? :D

You can suggest it but it won't change anything.
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| February 28, 2015, 8:01 pm
Quoting Kevin Moyer
If you can cope with insane amounts of fun, insane awesomeness, working together with insane (in the best way) people, and some insane categories, then I think you'll be fine. This contest is one of the most fun contests you can find. And not to mention it's a wonderful chance to build friendships, build really crazy fun MOCs, and build your skill level. It's great.

But don't forget the insane workload that happens when you realize you still need to do homework.
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| February 28, 2015, 8:01 pm
Quoting Thomas .
Can I suggest posting them now? :D

You can suggest; and they can ignore. The circle of life. ;)
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| February 28, 2015, 8:01 pm
Quoting Green Footed Bear
You can suggest it but it won't change anything.

Mista Cabbie seconded my motion. Does that change anything?
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| February 28, 2015, 8:02 pm
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Quoting Thomas .
Mista Cabbie seconded my motion. Does that change anything?

No it does not change anything. The list is going through the final edit and will be posted when it is ready.
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| February 28, 2015, 8:04 pm
Quoting Green Footed Bear
No it does not change anything. The list is going through the final edit and will be posted when it is ready.

I guess I'll have to wait. *twiddles thumbs*

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| February 28, 2015, 8:05 pm
Man, this would have been perfect for category #4: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/407850 Why did I have to build this last week?! Otherwise I could have used it. Grrr.
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| March 1, 2015, 5:31 pm
Gah, I'm sorry right now for not moving fast enough this year. The categories look great! I guess that this year, I will just look on as the teams battle it out. Good luck everyone!
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| March 4, 2015, 8:05 am
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Quoting Abby Francis
Gah, I'm sorry right now for not moving fast enough this year. The categories look great! I guess that this year, I will just look on as the teams battle it out. Good luck everyone!

Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully, we'll see you back next year. Enjoy the show!
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| March 4, 2015, 5:30 pm
You know, it is quite lovely seeing my activity page being filled primarily with comments on creations rather than in discussions. It really brings the community together. That's one thing I like about this contest ;)

Carry on, builders! :D
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| March 5, 2015, 6:20 pm
I am unfortunately currently away form my bricks so I wont be able to build anything for this till Sunday!
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| March 6, 2015, 3:42 pm
Finally got pics of my first build, glad that's over with!
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| March 7, 2015, 6:47 pm
Ah man, I was in the middle of a Lands of Mythron build, and now I'm hurrying it so that I can use the pieces! Get ready for 10 builds in one day, that's all I can say.. :D
So, how's everyone doing?
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| March 11, 2015, 12:10 am
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Moved this to this thread to not clutter the question thread...


Quoting matt rowntRee
Don't get me started on the coffee cup cabinet, ALL THREE of them.

Wait until you're married for fifteen or twenty years. You'll have cabinets and shelves and storage bins of stuff you "can't throw away because they're perfectly fine."

I think I'll stop as Green Footed Bear may read this. ;)


Just had a long discussion with Dr. Jones about this subject over lunch the other day... My house is FULL of too much (bleep)! And I "can't" throw any of it out because we MIGHT use it one day... sigh...
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| March 22, 2015, 10:48 pm
Amen, Brother!
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| March 22, 2015, 11:49 pm
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Looks like I've got some work for tomorrow ... 30 entries needing to be judged.

Oh well, that's what happens when you have a birthday break during the Ma. ;)
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| March 24, 2015, 12:56 am
Quoting Luke ClarenceVan the Revanchist
And yeah, excepting the possibility of an unusual exception I would expect that accept is the more acceptable work for this.

Best answer ever! Haha, that's hilarious. :)
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| March 24, 2015, 4:00 pm
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Quoting Graeme Straughn

Hehehehe and mine's one of them.. :P Happy late b'day! ...I think?

Thanks man!
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| March 25, 2015, 12:37 am
Quoting Mark McPeek and any other judge who sees this

Just so you know, there's a strong possibility I'll be posting one really close to the deadline, so whoever closes the group please don't do it even a little before 12:00.
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| March 30, 2015, 10:51 pm
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Quoting Kevin Moyer
Just so you know, there's a strong possibility I'll be posting one really close to the deadline, so whoever closes the group please don't do it even a little before 12:00.



11:59 it is! ;)

There's always a grace period of a few minutes but I would do your best to get it in on time. Mark's closing the group and I don't know if he's giving 2 minutes or 12 so please don't rely on any set period of time.

Good luck!
~Chris.
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| March 30, 2015, 10:55 pm
Quoting Kevin Moyer
Just so you know, there's a strong possibility I'll be posting one really close to the deadline, so whoever closes the group please don't do it even a little before 12:00.

I thought your team built all the catorgory's though. :P But it's not like it's any of my business.
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| March 30, 2015, 10:55 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
11:59 it is! ;)

There's always a grace period of a few minutes but I would do your best to get it in on time. Mark's closing the group and I don't know if he's giving 2 minutes or 12 so please don't rely on any set period of time.

All right, thanks. I'll get it in by 11:58, just to be safe. :D

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| March 30, 2015, 11:19 pm
Quoting Timothy Post
I thought your team built all the catorgory's though. :P But it's not like it's any of my business.

We have. But the most recent one hasn't been added to either group yet, so I have one that I can post at the last minute if he doesn't add his to the groups.
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| March 30, 2015, 11:21 pm
And here comes the rush of the last-minute entries. It's been what, over ten in the last hour? :)
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| March 30, 2015, 11:57 pm
Pictures are uploading as I type... PLEASE DON'T CLOSE IT. D:
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| March 30, 2015, 11:59 pm
Quoting David .
Pictures are uploading as I type... PLEASE DON'T CLOSE IT. D:

Almost there... almost there... :P
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| March 31, 2015, 12:01 am
I have an entry coming, just give me a minute. Of all the times for Flickr to go down...
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| March 31, 2015, 12:04 am
Quoting Graham Gidman
I have an entry coming, just give me a minute. Of all the times for Flickr to go down...

And people insist it is a better website...
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| March 31, 2015, 12:06 am
Quoting Kevin Moyer
And here comes the rush of the last-minute entries. It's been what, over ten in the last hour? :)

And six within the last 10 minutes. Good grief, does EVERYONE procrastinate? :D
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| March 31, 2015, 12:08 am
Quoting Graham Gidman
I have an entry coming, just give me a minute. Of all the times for Flickr to go down...

It's DOWN? Urgh I hope my video still uploads.
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| March 31, 2015, 12:09 am
Quoting Kevin Moyer
And six within the last 10 minutes. Good grief, does EVERYONE procrastinate? :D

I'll tell you later. ;)
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| March 31, 2015, 12:09 am
Quoting Zach Lucia
And people insist it is a better website...
Phew, it's back up again.
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| March 31, 2015, 12:10 am
Wow, 14 whole minutes after the deadline and the group's still open? You judges are being generous. :P
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| March 31, 2015, 12:14 am
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Quoting Kevin Moyer
Wow, 14 whole minutes after the deadline and the group's still open? You judges are being generous. :P

Well, Flickr was down and MOCpages nearly crashed. ;)
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| March 31, 2015, 12:23 am
MOCpages has been down all day :/

Probably from last nights surge of entries...
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| March 31, 2015, 9:41 pm
Quoting Mister Lego ~
MOCpages has been down all day :/

Probably from last nights surge of entries...

Yup Three of the bored game entries (including mine) were posted in the same five minutes!
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| March 31, 2015, 9:46 pm
Quoting Mister Lego ~
MOCpages has been down all day :/

Probably from last nights surge of entries...

I hope to goodness uploading all those mocs didn't cause the crash. 'Cause that's kinda pathetic: P
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| March 31, 2015, 11:10 pm
Quoting Mark McPeek
Well, Flickr was down and MOCpages nearly crashed. ;)

Correction; Mocpages did crash. :P
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| March 31, 2015, 11:34 pm
Thank you Judges for the awesome opportunity to compete with a fine collection of categories! They were all quite delicious. And the testament to that is the fact that there were half the amount of teams this year compared to last and almost the same amount of entries. I think everyone here enjoyed the meal. ;)

Best of luck to everyone competing, such a fantastic showing I'm proud to be included amongst. Truly some awesome work by ALL of you!
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| April 1, 2015, 10:34 am
If the one score we're waiting for is Timothy Post's Si-fi architecture build, that entry should not count. It's not in the MocAthalon group.
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| April 6, 2015, 8:32 am
Quoting Kevin Moyer
If the one score we're waiting for is Timothy Post's Si-fi architecture build, that entry should not count. It's not in the MocAthalon group.

It counts because it was somehow removed not by him.
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| April 6, 2015, 8:38 am
2016 MocAthalon?
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| February 26, 2016, 9:41 am

Quoting Benaiah .


Actually, the 2016 MOCathalon is a go!

Here's the link to the group: http://www.moc-pages.com/group.php/25660

Get in there! Get a team together! Get some spankin' on!

Bring your A-game and pass on the word!
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| February 27, 2016, 9:10 am
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