2131: “Emojidome”

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2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Qaanol » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:48 pm UTC

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https://xkcd.com/2131/

Alt-text: “&#129340&#129340&#129340&#129340&#129340&#129340&#129340&#129340”

(I tried to paste in the actual emoji, but when I go to post the forum won’t let me, giving the error message “Your message contains the following unsupported characters:” followed by the emoji.)

Final alt-text: “Thank you to the xkcd April 1st volunteers/commentators, including @Chromakode, Kevin, @Aiiane, Patrick, Kat, Reuven, @cotrone, @bstaffin, @zigdon, schwal, Stereo, and everyone who voted!”

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Moose Anus » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:53 pm UTC

I'm betting on □.
Lemonade? ...Aww, ok.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Jorpho » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:54 pm UTC

There's no way to tell if multiple clicks count for multiple votes, is there?

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby crystalmeph » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:00 pm UTC

Firefox shows a link to a .png of a bracket, but it doesn't seem to updating with the results. Chrome does not show the link to the bracket. We're almost 1/2 of the way through the first round right now (Koala vs. Brown Bear).

I pick Alligator to go all the way.

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I can't believe Alligator is out in the first round. I call shenanigans!
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Moose Anus » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:04 pm UTC

crystalmeph wrote:I pick Alligator to go all the way.
You just lost to a turtle.
Lemonade? ...Aww, ok.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby crystalmeph » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:06 pm UTC

Moose Anus wrote:
crystalmeph wrote:I pick Alligator to go all the way.
You just lost to a turtle.


She. Nanigans.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby hermitian » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:11 pm UTC

All I see are two large question marks. I have a vote button under each one. Neither vote button does anything.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby crystalmeph » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:16 pm UTC

hermitian wrote:All I see are two large question marks. I have a vote button under each one. Neither vote button does anything.


Make sure your adblocker/script blockers are all turned off.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby crystalmeph » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:19 pm UTC

And that's halfway through the first round.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby crystalmeph » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:24 pm UTC

Really. You chose cheese over steak? I'm beginning to think I don't know any of you anonymous strangers.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Layman » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:38 pm UTC

Wait a sec, today's April Fool's Day. What if the results have been predetermined and we're all clicking for nothing?

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby threetwoone » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:17 pm UTC

Is anyone keeping track of the special matchup commentaries?
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby crystalmeph » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:31 pm UTC

threetwoone wrote:Is anyone keeping track of the special matchup commentaries?


It's definitely getting less generic, e.g. "A faceoff between two types of Ancient Scrolls," and "Only 15% of the people voting recognize either of these antique devices."

Almost all of the earlier commentary was generic stuff "<emoji> didn't do their homework" and "I did not see that coming."

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby threetwoone » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:39 pm UTC

Round 1 is over, I guess.
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby crystalmeph » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:39 pm UTC

And the first round is finished. It looks like the second round allocates more time per match, although the first round timer didn't seem to matter all that much.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby threetwoone » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:42 pm UTC

rn i'm rooting for the upside-down smiley
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby The Snide Sniper » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:06 pm UTC

How did the poop emoji lose so easily?
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Opus_723 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:10 pm UTC

Jorpho wrote:There's no way to tell if multiple clicks count for multiple votes, is there?


I really wish we knew that answer to this, I'd rather not clickspam if I don't have to.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby NoMouse » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:13 pm UTC

The Snide Sniper wrote:How did the poop emoji lose so easily?

Oh no! Not the poop emoji! :(
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby threetwoone » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:14 pm UTC

The Snide Sniper wrote:How did the poop emoji lose so easily?

nobody gave a shit about shit
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Moose Anus » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:22 pm UTC

Opus_723 wrote:
Jorpho wrote:There's no way to tell if multiple clicks count for multiple votes, is there?


I really wish we knew that answer to this, I'd rather not clickspam if I don't have to.
Reddit says you only get 1 vote.
Lemonade? ...Aww, ok.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby fishpen0 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:24 pm UTC

The whole bracket is invalid due to the suspicious lack of the eggplant

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Marsh'n » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:02 pm UTC

The commentary language seems to be asymptotically approaching Basic English + emoticons.

Prediction: The first April Fool's joke is the entire thing is canned, both the voting, the winning entries, and the commentary. The second April Fool's joke is that Randall has actually captured all of the clicks anyway, and will post both a comparison of his canned winners against the crowdsourced winners.

Ack, we're back on food emoticons and I'm starving!

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby captHij » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:23 pm UTC

Left emoji have an unfair advantage. Also, the votes from people from less populated areas should be given more weight. Otherwise they will not be able to impose their values on everyone else.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Peaceful Whale » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:43 pm UTC

XD
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby crystalmeph » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:19 pm UTC

End of second round.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby poxic » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:23 pm UTC

I'm stuck somewhere between "this is pretty cool" and "qu'est-ce que fuck" on this one. I do look forward to seeing the finals, though.
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby tehdog » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:24 pm UTC

I made a viewer that displays the current state of the bracket: https://phiresky.github.io/emojidome/ (updates live)

(source code: https://github.com/phiresky/emojidome )

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Wolby » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:33 pm UTC

Well, that's one question answered:

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Mikeski » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:36 pm UTC

Heh. I spammed one of the vote buttons for a few seconds, and the comment-bot's line changed to:

"Fun fact: You can click more than once, although if you click too much it ignores you."

Happenstance, or is that programmed in?

...and I see that Wolby got the same line. Were you multi-voting, too?

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Wolby » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:26 pm UTC

I think you were just lucky tbh! I spammed it on and off before that and after, and never got the message or any acknowledgement.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Moose Anus » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:34 pm UTC

Lemonade? ...Aww, ok.

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby BlitzGirl » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:56 pm UTC

Also, if you just want the live vote count, this is helpful:
https://emojidome.playcode.io/

Sort of a combo view:
http://srv-01.valo.media/

(Both of these were linked in r/xkcd.)
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby threetwoone » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:57 pm UTC

end of round 3's coming up
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby freezeblade » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:04 am UTC

captHij wrote:Left emoji have an unfair advantage. Also, the votes from people from less populated areas should be given more weight. Otherwise they will not be able to impose their values on everyone else.


Too real. I weep for our voting system.
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:23 am UTC

Image vs. Image was surprisingly intense, there at the end!

18415 votes to 18361 votes.
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby aprzn123 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:31 am UTC

How is the heart beating the water?! Seriously!

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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby threetwoone » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:39 am UTC

end of this round's coming up too. kinda disappointed people aren't talking more about this.
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby BlitzGirl » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:49 am UTC

It's fun to watch, especially with the live count.

Now we're into the round of 32. According to the chatty robot, all remaining matches will be 26 minutes long.
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Re: 2131: “Emojidome”

Postby Soupspoon » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:51 am UTC

I'm keeping an eye on it, but so far the votes that have gone my preferred way (during my time of voting) and the ones that swung against me (or what I would have voted, if I saw them in time) have been so fairly evenly distributed that I haven't had much to comment about.

Anyway, some of my favourites (with but a moment's thought, often) have fallen by the wayside, but then all but one of any shortlist will lose, eventually. And, for maybe half of those shortlists, so could that one!

(Has anyone crunched the numbers on the ETA of the final square-off cloding? Is it perhaps timed to be exactly 24/48/similar hours from going live?)


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