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Can we all agree … or not?
18 February 2014
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I've had a very hard time with that too. I would have a song and give it the same score as Strawberry Fields Forever for example, but then I would recognize that SFF is clearly a much better song and just give the other song a score of one point lower.

18 February 2014
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Linde said
I would recognize that SFF is clearly a much better song and just give the other song a score of one point lower.

That is along the same lines of what I did. I first scanned the list for what I felt were clearly 10's. After that, the rest was easy. I would look at a song and decide how many degrees away from 10 it was. I finished up in minutes and did not go back and agonize over a ranking.

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19 February 2014
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Same. I think the point of this whole thing is that you just have to decide and not overthink it too much.

19 February 2014
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I went back once as i couldn't justify putting I Need You and No Reply on the same mark as ADITL despite them being my favourites. Agree that you could spend hours over the ratings however so have left it alone and forgotten about it. 

Out of interest is it ok to be told how many folk are involved in this? Hopefully a good number of people here are contributing. 

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19 February 2014
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meanmistermustard said
I went back once as i couldn't justify putting I Need You and No Reply on the same mark as ADITL despite them being my favourites. Agree that you could spend hours over the ratings however so have left it alone and forgotten about it. 

Out of interest is it ok to be told how many folk are involved in this? Hopefully a good number of people here are contributing. 

Yeah, just wait a few seconds for me to check.

A few minutes later....

All right, 20 people have applied for a spreadsheet, I've received back 8 of them. 

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19 February 2014
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^ Is there a limit to the amount of time people have to vote?

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19 February 2014
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fabfouremily said
^ Is there a limit to the amount of time people have to vote?

It's the end of February for new applicants, but existing spreadsheets, I think I'm gonna give longer. Not sure how much longer though

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19 February 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

fabfouremily said
^ Is there a limit to the amount of time people have to vote?

It's the end of February for new applicants, but existing spreadsheets, I think I'm gonna give longer. Not sure how much longer though

Oh okay. Just so that folks know.

 

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19 February 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

fabfouremily said
^ Is there a limit to the amount of time people have to vote?

It's the end of February for new applicants, but existing spreadsheets, I think I'm gonna give longer. Not sure how much longer though

Hopefully not too long, don't want to be waiting on the results in September in the Rain.

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19 February 2014
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Getting the results back will be good. It'll be interesting to see if my opinion on different ones is more or less the same as most other peoples'.

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19 February 2014
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fabfouremily said
Getting the results back will be good. It'll be interesting to see if my opinion on different ones is more or less the same as most other peoples'.

Yip. Something to look forward too. 

 

I am willing to bribe Faceo so that Hold Me Tight is lowest with a score of -3,739a-hard-days-night-ringo-2.

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19 February 2014
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meanmistermustard said

fabfouremily said
Getting the results back will be good. It'll be interesting to see if my opinion on different ones is more or less the same as most other peoples'.

Yip. Something to look forward too. 

 

I am willing to bribe Faceo so that Hold Me Tight is lowest with a score of -3,739a-hard-days-night-ringo-2.

Might be hard. As you can see, I'm already pretty set.

And I'm gonna send everyone with an outstanding spreadsheet a PM and ask how much longer they'll be, within reason. 

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19 February 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

meanmistermustard said

fabfouremily said
Getting the results back will be good. It'll be interesting to see if my opinion on different ones is more or less the same as most other peoples'.

Yip. Something to look forward too. 

 

I am willing to bribe Faceo so that Hold Me Tight is lowest with a score of -3,739a-hard-days-night-ringo-2.

Might be hard. As you can see, I'm already pretty set.

And I'm gonna send everyone with an outstanding spreadsheet a PM and ask how much longer they'll be, within reason. 

Damn. 

Can i get a loan of a few thousand £'s? I promise i'll pay you back just as soon as Paul's reissue campaign is concluded.

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26 February 2014
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THIS IS A REMINDER TO ANYONE THINKING ABOUT PARTICIPATING THAT ALL REQUESTS FOR SPREADSHEETS ARE DUE BY February 28, 2014

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Reminder! There is ONE WEEK to submit your ratings! 

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meanmistermustard said 

 
Can i get a loan of a few thousand £'s? I promise i'll pay you back just as soon as Paul's reissue campaign is concluded.

Now THAT's funny.a-hard-days-night-john-6

Looking forward to the results. For those of you who have not yet participated or returned their ballot, please consider it. We would like to have as large a sample as possible.

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12 March 2014
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Apologies for not participating, I had a hard time following this, to be honest.  I admire the zest in which those involved have pursued the project, but I found that the 'Can we all agree ... or not?' (on "the best Beatles song") question was answered very early on when those who commented had difficulty even agreeing with themselves let alone others on which is "the best".  I also don't understand the need to complete the extensive spreadsheet to acetane which song is the best, shouldn't we be voting for one song?  I understand how difficult that may be for some, but I would think that more thought would be put into concentrating "the best Beatles song" and for me that would be 'Hey Jude' (for what it's worth), I just didn't see how comparing the other 200+ songs to the one song I felt was "best" should come into play, but that's just me.  I would've scored pretty much all of them quite high and gave 'Hey Jude' a little nudge which probably would've obscured the results somewhat, I am interested in seeing which ones come out on top, however...:-)

12 March 2014
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I think the idea is to see where people rank the various songs. Some on the forum are quite vocal about this or that song, but how do we feel collectively? Will there be a clear top 20, top 50, top 100? Will there be clear drop-off below a given song? Will there be 30 songs clustered together at the top and then a drop-off? What songs will have very consistent rankings and what songs will be 'all over the place"?

I don't think we're going to proclaim one winner - although, who knows? Perhaps one song will far out distance the others...

Also despite this being the "Beatlesbible" it's not written in stone. When the results are out, people who haven't voted may feel compelled to "Heal or Hurt" by now voting...

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I'm looking forward to seeing the results, will be interesting to see how everyone has voted and where songs end up.

Out of interest is anyone double checking the points tally before the results are posted? If Piggies comes last with 2 points i demand a recount.

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