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Is it time to give HYO another try?

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Mr. Weatherman:
Keep bringing the suggestions, everyone!  I love what Iím seeing so far ó the genuine compassion for HYO, excellent ideas, all of it ó this is a great discussion!  Rest assured, your input will play a substantial role in how a new HYO section is implemented, so let your voice be heard!  :)

someguy23475:
I donít like the idea of submitting scripts because itís just that- a script. While this will never be as good as a live show with people actually in the same room together, there is still room for spontaneous fun, if you have the right contestant.

If it is something like submitting a game list and the prices of prizes, that could work.

I donít think there should be nearly the same strict requirements to play as to host. Myself for example, I rarely post in Talk is Right these days because I donít watch the show as it is now. That doesnít mean I would be a bad contestant- in fact I know the games very well (except the newer ones that debuted a year or two after Carey took over- and I could learn those).

I do like a mix of newer and veteran hosts, as it gives variety. People can make up their minds on which shows to play. We also donít need an ILoveSuperball like hosted game.

Mr. Weatherman:
Scripts have always been required of members new to HYO, at least for their first few shows.  All thatís asked for is nothing more than a list of prizes used (price and where it originated) and for which games/IUFBs/showcases.  If there are any issues, the HYO mod will hopefully catch it and alert the host ahead of time of any changes that should be made.

gamesurf:

--- Quote from: tpir04 on June 06, 2019, 09:39:40 AM ---May I suggest that the HYO be transformed into, perhaps, a once or twice a month special? This would allow for a number of hosts to prepare shows that might air a month into the future. Thus, they will have time to do them right, instead of hastily piecing together shows simply to fill a void. This will ensure that the HYO is played in moderation, and doesn't become a regular thing.

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An average HYO takes about a month from start to finish. So if there were only allowed to host once every three months, for example, and if there's two shows going on at once, that means room for about five potential shows by other hosts in between. (I'm not sure that's an issue we'd need to plan for just yet--in light of where we left off two and a half years ago, I think it's wise to be cautious.)


--- Quote from: someguy23475 on June 06, 2019, 02:48:34 PM ---I donít like the idea of submitting scripts because itís just that- a script. While this will never be as good as a live show with people actually in the same room together, there is still room for spontaneous fun, if you have the right contestant.

If it is something like submitting a game list and the prices of prizes, that could work.

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By "script" I don't think anyone means literally scripting out all the host patter, but just as you said, the game lineup, the prizes and prices used, maybe a sample of the graphics they plan to use--anything that proves the host has put some real thought into it. That way the mods know the host has a set plan and isn't just making it up as they go along. Plus it's a quality check, a mechanism to stop somebody before they try to play Golden Road for a private island or something.

And like I mentioned--friendly competition helps ensure quality. If there's multiple people wanting to host, mods need to be able to select which to prioritize. People are likely to put more thought into their shows if they know a so-so or questionable script might mean their show gets placed on the backburner to make room for somebody else who has a really quality one.


--- Quote from: LiteBulb88 on June 06, 2019, 09:55:35 AM ---3b. For the mods' sake, I don't think you want them having to take over shows even if the host disappears for a couple of days. That sounds like a lot of work for the mods, who have to look at someone else's script, try to use their graphics, etc. Instead, I'd vote for a rule of if a host goes silent for 3 days, their show goes on hiatus and we start another show. Then when one of the ongoing shows finishes, the half-finished show can pick back up. And then the host is not allowed to host another show for at least 6 months unless they had a *really* good reason to abandon their show in the first place.

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If a host goes silent for 3 days without telling anyone, their show should be cancelled. I don't think it would be productive to try to pick up the pieces a month later when everyone's moved on.

I also think a mod would be making a lot of work for themselves by taking a show into their own hands. I'm not sure it'd be worth it--I think the occasional prod is fine if they trust the host to be able to get back on track, and if there's a clear problem with the show it would be better to just cancel it outright.

Flerbert419:
I'm on board for trying to resurrect it with some of the restrictions in place - what's the worst that could happen?

I'm also not a fan of the 12 hour time limit and feel that it needs to be 24. What we need to try to do though is reasonably limit the amount of host-contestant interactions so that the game moves more quickly.

If we are playing More or Less, don't go one prize at a time, give all 4. If we are playing Spelling Bee, present all of the SP's at once. If we are playing Money Game, after you find one half of the car give all your guesses for the other half in order.

Little tweaks like this reduce the overall length of the show and make sure we keep things moving.

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