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Re: HORSE RACING CHALLENGE : NAP OF THE DAY

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:20 am
by Azkalwhite
I will be off the radar for a while, (been confined to Hector's care home), so will put on tomorrow's NAP now.

Friday 15th Cheltenham 12.40 Soupy Soups £5 ew

Will try to put on Saturdays comp if I manage to wriggle out of BB's bed cuffs, however if unable to, I don't mind taking a 25 quid hit in order to appease the more competitive of our brethren ;-)

Re: HORSE RACING CHALLENGE : NAP OF THE DAY

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:20 am
by 1964white
It's not about being competitive, it's about fairness as players could win competitions by default

We introduced certain rules which is often the case in competitions in any walk of life.

Some players on here think the penalty should be higher.

The rule needs to be scrapped as it doesn't seem to apply anymore

Internet signals are much more efficient worldwide nowadays, in fact the worse broadband is here in the UK especially in the back of beyond

Re: HORSE RACING CHALLENGE : NAP OF THE DAY

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:44 am
by Gandalf
1964white wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:20 am
It's not about being competitive, it's about fairness as players could win competitions by default

We introduced certain rules which is often the case in competitions in any walk of life.

Some players on here think the penalty should be higher.

The rule needs to be scrapped as it doesn't seem to apply anymore

Internet signals are much more efficient worldwide nowadays, in fact the worse broadband is here in the UK especially in the back of beyond
It doesn't have to be in the back of beyond. I will be attending a clinic at St James' Hospital late this morning and they don't like giving the WiFi pasword out, as it can affect their internal systems (It is poor anyway), and there is no 3G coverage, never mind 4G, with certain providers, like mine.

Anyway to be democratic, we will put the question to our players.

Do you want players. even if they have a valid reason and have informed me of a period of time that they will be off-grid, should be punished with a standard £25 fine. This is valid for the Saturday comp only, and not the Daily NAP comp (otherwise BB would be in negative all year). Yes or No. ?

I will take it that Azkal and 64 are in the Yes category. I am in the No category.

Re: HORSE RACING CHALLENGE : NAP OF THE DAY

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:58 am
by HarryofOz
I think the Saturday comp rules should stay as they are.

Re: HORSE RACING CHALLENGE : NAP OF THE DAY

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:01 am
by 1964white
Gandalf wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:44 am
I am in the No category.
So why introduce the rule in the first place ?

Just a couple of ideas to consider :

It's all about organising oneself by posting up ones selections up on a Friday

OR

if there is a problem text each other as I have done with you & others in the past.

I had to text Ges a few weeks ago as I'd forgot to post up one of my football competitions.

I'm often in touch with players via text whom participate in the Mega-song poll in an effort to keep the contest moving & not becoming stagnant.

Re: HORSE RACING CHALLENGE : NAP OF THE DAY

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:07 am
by 1964white
Gandalf wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:44 am
It doesn't have to be in the back of beyond. I will be attending a clinic at St James' Hospital late this morning and they don't like giving the WiFi pasword out, as it can affect their internal systems (It is poor anyway), and there is no 3G coverage, never mind 4G, with certain providers, like mine.
Good luck this morning :tup:

Your line referring to BB was a cracker :rol:

Re: HORSE RACING CHALLENGE : NAP OF THE DAY

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:30 am
by Mrs64
Rules are rules

YES

Re: HORSE RACING CHALLENGE : NAP OF THE DAY

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:04 am
by Azkalwhite
1964white wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:20 am
It's not about being competitive, it's about fairness as players could win competitions by default

We introduced certain rules which is often the case in competitions in any walk of life.

Some players on here think the penalty should be higher.

The rule needs to be scrapped as it doesn't seem to apply anymore

Internet signals are much more efficient worldwide nowadays, in fact the worse broadband is here in the UK especially in the back of beyond
Oh dear Butler what have I done. Having seen a couple of comments when H was on his annual leave, I thought that I would try to keep the peace and sanity by taking a penalty fine rather than declaring that I may not be able to participate and getting a by.

There are numerous locations around the globe where communications are zero, as there are a few professional roles where coms are a big no no during certain times. My circumstances meet both of the highlighted criteria.

As a matter of clarity, has anyone ever won the monthly Saturday comp by default? If this was the case then surely common sense would prevail and the runner up would, I assume, take the monthly title.

I have no issue with the way the comp is currently run, it’s just a bit of fun, I don’t take it too seriously, and I have a life outside this forum.

As stated, it’s just a bit of fun for me, apply what penalty you feel is fitting if you wish.

Re: HORSE RACING CHALLENGE : NAP OF THE DAY

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:08 am
by Azkalwhite
Gandalf wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:44 am
It doesn't have to be in the back of beyond. I will be attending a clinic at St James' Hospital late this morning and they don't like giving the WiFi pasword out, as it can affect their internal systems (It is poor anywahy), and there is no 3G coverage, never mind 4G, with certain providers, like mine.

Anyway to be democratic, we will put the question to our players.

Do you want players. even if they have a valid reason and have informed me of a period of time that they will be off-grid, should be punished with a standard £25 fine. This is valid for the Saturday comp only, and not the Daily NAP comp (otherwise BB would be in negative all year). Yes or No. ?

I will take it that Azkal and 64 are in the Yes category. I am in the No category.
NO, I will do my best not to win by default or otherwise. History will show that I am true to my word. 😉

Re: HORSE RACING CHALLENGE : NAP OF THE DAY

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:41 am
by gessa
Now this is a conundrum, more often than not folk will lose more weeks than they win, so missing say 4 weeks, in those 4 you'd possibly only be in profit 1 of those, so missing out and not getting a penalty means you're at an advantage. On the other hand, no one misses out on purpose, the other week I was in Wales, the wi fi wasn't working and the service there is deplorable, I missed 1 of the daily naps because the family were ill and there was no way that I was driving a 10 mile round trip to a place I could get a signal, being the daily nap it wasn't a big problem. I would have had to put up with the penalty if it was a Saturday, I probably lose more than £25 most weeks anyway😁😁.
So all in all I'm on the fence. But if I'm pushed I'd say Yes.

Re: HORSE RACING CHALLENGE : NAP OF THE DAY

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:42 am
by gessa
Taunton 3.40 Templepark £10 win

Re: HORSE RACING CHALLENGE : NAP OF THE DAY

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:29 pm
by 1964white
gessa wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:41 am
Now this is a conundrum, more often than not folk will lose more weeks than they win, so missing say 4 weeks, in those 4 you'd possibly only be in profit 1 of those, so missing out and not getting a penalty means you're at an advantage. On the other hand, no one misses out on purpose, the other week I was in Wales, the wi fi wasn't working and the service there is deplorable, I missed 1 of the daily naps because the family were ill and there was no way that I was driving a 10 mile round trip to a place I could get a signal, being the daily nap it wasn't a big problem. I would have had to put up with the penalty if it was a Saturday, I probably lose more than £25 most weeks anyway😁😁.
So all in all I'm on the fence. But if I'm pushed I'd say Yes.
Spot on Ges :tup:

Re: HORSE RACING CHALLENGE : NAP OF THE DAY

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:27 pm
by Mrs64
Clonmel 1.40 Burlesque Queen £5 ew

Re: HORSE RACING CHALLENGE : NAP OF THE DAY

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:30 pm
by 1964white
Ludlow 2.55 Marble Moon £5 ew

Re: HORSE RACING CHALLENGE : NAP OF THE DAY

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:55 pm
by lufc1304
Taunton 3.05 Floral Bouquet £5 e/w

Lots of valid points made on NRs for Saturday comps. Personally, I'm ambivalent as it's only a bit of fun and I'm not hung up on winning the competitions, I just enjoy the craic. Will go with the flow

Re: HORSE RACING CHALLENGE : NAP OF THE DAY

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:57 pm
by lufc1304
Cheltenham on Saturday, folks

Re: HORSE RACING CHALLENGE : NAP OF THE DAY

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:26 pm
by Gandalf
I am afraid that we will have to suspend the NR debate, as I am being re-admitted to hospital again to have an op on my other leg. It means that a sub(s) will be needed to do the results for an undisclosed time until I am back in action again. Could be a while though.

Re: HORSE RACING CHALLENGE : NAP OF THE DAY

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:29 pm
by Gandalf
Ludlow 4.00 Longhouse Signora £5 ew

Re: HORSE RACING CHALLENGE : NAP OF THE DAY

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:32 pm
by gessa
Gandalf wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:26 pm
I am afraid that we will have to suspend the NR debate, as I am being re-admitted to hospital again to have an op on my other leg. It means that a sub(s) will be needed to do the results for an undisclosed time until I am back in action again. Could be a while though.

Sorry to read that mate, hope everything goes well.

Re: HORSE RACING CHALLENGE : NAP OF THE DAY

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:47 pm
by Muppet the Cat
Sedgfield 3.50 Kingrullah £10 win