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  • montana82
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    Seeing I have no social life at all, I loved staying in on Friday nights to discuss the Emmy races with the editors on video chats!  The slugfests were fun and insightful.

    I was puzzled as to why the Guest acting slugfests were deleted.  They were deleted the same day Tom warned us about criticizing Wright’s submission because the networks give us the info out of courtesy.  Is that also why the slugfests were deleted?  I really hope the networks are not trying to intimidate GDerby by threatening to cut off access or information just for offering our opinions!  I know the editors would offer opinions on the submissions on the slugfests that were quite frankly just as strong as our criticism of Wright’s submission.  Perhaps that’s why the Guest slugfests got deleted and no more are currently scheduled?  If I’m wrong, please correct me.

    Anyways, why no more slugfests? I had last Friday night off from work and nothing and I have tonight off and nothing!

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    dude93
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    Yes and I just asked about slugfests on another thread and it was deleted straight away!

    What’s going on, Gold Derby? I was looking forward to some comedy race discussions. 

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    montana82
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    Really dude?  Deleted just for asking? That’s so disappointing.

    The video slugfests analysis was my favorite aspect about this site!  I would love an explanation as to why it seems to be off limits this year.

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    dude93
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    It was my favorite part too! Hope it gets sorted out.

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    CanadianFan
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    #326138

    There is an air of mystery surrounding the slugfests this year. 

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    dude93
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    Absolutely. Threads being deleted, slugfests being deleted. No explanations. What gives? 

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    Bingewatcher
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    ^ I agree with you guys. I joined Gold Derby last year around this time last year because of all the insight I got from the slugfests and the discussion they sparked in the forums. They are my favorite part of Gold Derby!

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    Cobalt Blue
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    They were deleted the same day Tom warned us about criticizing Wright’s submission because the networks give us the info out of courtesy.  Is that also why the slugfests were deleted?  I really hope the networks are not trying to intimidate GDerby by threatening to cut off access or information just for offering our opinions!  I know the editors would offer opinions on the submissions on the slugfests that were quite frankly just as strong as our criticism of Wright’s submission.  Perhaps that’s why the Guest slugfests got deleted and no more are currently scheduled?  If I’m wrong, please correct me.

      Just my unofficial interpretation, but, I think where that Robin Wright thread crossed the line is that people were actually harassing Robin along with other people on Twitter about the choice.  Keeping those kind of opinions confined to the forum is definitely a good idea.

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    CanadianFan
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    Things are a little bizarre around here right now — deleted threads, hazy explanations, disappearance of regular posters…

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    rstang00
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    Be patient, folks. The slugfests will be coming up soon. If you’ll notice from the homepage we’ve had several celeb interviews to do ASAP since voting is currently underway, so those have taken priority. Slugs are still going to be/being done, but those wont roll out for another week or so. Editors in the slugfests must have viewed every tape in the category they’re discussing (obviously), so as you can imagine having to do that for all these categories + the interviews + blog/episode analysis write-ups + actual work + social lives … takes time.

    We or I will keep you up to date on these. And the Robin Wright thing was just a bit too far. 

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    dude93
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    ^ We know editors have lives, it just would have been nice for someone to have given some explanations to us, the faithful Gold Derby users. 

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    Jalal Haddad
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    What exactly happened in the Robin Wright thread? Did someone actually threaten her over an Emmy discussion?

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    montana82
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    Be patient, folks. The slugfests will be coming up soon. If you’ll notice from the homepage we’ve had several celeb interviews to do ASAP since voting is currently underway, so those have taken priority. Slugs are still going to be/being done, but those wont roll out for another week or so. Editors in the slugfests must have viewed every tape in the category they’re discussing (obviously), so as you can imagine having to do that for all these categories + the interviews + blog/episode analysis write-ups + actual work + social lives … takes time.

    We or I will keep you up to date on these. And the Robin Wright thing was just a bit too far. 

    Thanks for the response Ralph.  I am glad they will be happening soon.  I hope they are live so the users can participate while it’s going on like last year.  The Guest videos were taped.  And they have since vanished.  That’s why I was concerned the slugfests may have been cancelled as those slugfests get just as “heated” as the reaction to the Wright episode submission which got multiple threads closed.  I’m glad that doesn’t appear to be the case. 

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    Chris Beachum
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    Slugfests for every major category are coming soon. As Ralph said, every single episode must be viewed before an editor is allowed to join in. Plus, simply scheduling people from around the world is more difficult than you think. In addition, we all have tons of behind-the-scenes work to accomplish plus blog items, live celebrity chats, etc.

    We have almost a month before the Emmys, so the slugfests will be here very soon. The individual category versions will all be recorded (many are being recorded now). We will probably do some more generic ones that could be live if you want (closer to the ceremony).

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    montana82
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    Things are a little bizarre around here right now — deleted threads, hazy explanations, disappearance of regular posters…

    Yeah that’s why I started to freak out a bit and started this thread.  The slugfests are simply irreplaceable on this board.  It is a highlight for me every year.  After the Guest slugfests disappeared from the Youtube account and no word was given to any future ones happening I was starting to worry they became the victim of a behind the scenes power play with some of the other stuff going on.  Glad we finally got some clarification.

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