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Who rules Thunderdome? - Talking about running a dome

Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
So I am going to be running a Thunderdome soon and thought it would be good to have a thread to discuss the ins and outs of doing so.

One thing I noticed during the Shuffledome is that a lot of the youtube videos don't allow embedding so you have to open them in a new window. But they don't show you that they don't allow it until you click the play button in the thread here. I find that really annoying. In cases like that do you feel like the embeds should just be replaced with links or do you still like to see the thumbnails? Because I do see the value of still keeping the thumbnails - it sort of gives a face to each competing entry.

Also, I have an etiquette question - should a host wait to post their nominations until after someone else has? Looking at the past domes on TT3 it does seem like most hosts have waited to do that but I don't know if it is a rule - either formally or informally.
 
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Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
One thing I noticed during the Shuffledome is that a lot of the youtube videos don't allow embedding so you have to open them in a new window. But they don't show you that they don't allow it until you click the play button in the thread here. I find that really annoying. In cases like that do you feel like the embeds should just be replaced with links or do you still like to see the thumbnails?
This is a tricky one. I like to see the thumbnails, personally. I was also thinking of maybe picture links to the song but that seems like one more boring extra step for the host.

Also, I have an etiquette question - should a host wait to post their nominations until after someone else has? Looking at the past domes on TT3 it does seem like most hosts have waited to do that but I don't know if it is a rule - either formally or informally.
I don't know if there is. As current host, I'm fine either way.
 

Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
This is a tricky one. I like to see the thumbnails, personally. I was also thinking of maybe picture links to the song but that seems like one more boring extra step for the host.
Or the participants. I think what I am going to do is have the embeds but if they don't work (for me) then I will also have links to the yt video.
 

Issun

Let's 90s gaming
In the olden days we didn't have embeds. I had to center links under pictures that I had to search myself.

It was such a relief once embeds were implemented.
 

Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
Do we have a term for the person who is running a Thunderdome? I was thinking it could be Entity in honor of the first and best person to run Thunderdome.
 
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