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How to Tell When You've Written a Bad Geeklist
Bruce Baskir
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Anyone who has posted a Geeklist knows the proud parent feeling of launching it and watching it make its way into the world. But some children just . . . never . . . quite . . . make it. Joy can quickly turn to despondency as you watch the fruits of your imagination slip into oblivion leaving nary a ripple to mark their passing.

Sometimes there are tell-tale marks to let you know when a list is floundering.

(Edit: Ironically enough, this is the first list I've posted that's scored at least 100 thumbs. Go figure.)
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1. Board Game: Green Thumb Cards [Average Rating:6.56 Unranked]
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You know you've posted a bad Geeklist when after twelve hours it still hasn't rated a single thumb . . . and you know you thumbed it yourself.
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2. Board Game: War on Terror [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:2226]
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You know you've posted a bad Geeklist when at the end of the first day no one has posted on it . . . even though you've mentioned the president, the state of the economy, the War on Terror, the four presidential candidates (thank you, Ralph!), abortion rights, and illegal immigration.
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3. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:1545]
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You know you've posted a bad Geeklist when the only games that you can think to list on it are unpublished prototypes . . . that you've designed yourself.
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4. Board Game: Fortress Europa [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:2409]
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You know you've posted a bad Geeklist when GROGnads adds a comment to it . . . in black and white.
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5. Board Game: Post Office [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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You know you've posted a bad Geeklist when you get a Geekpost from Aldie rescinding your silver Geeklister microbadge.
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6. Board Game: This Game Sucks [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
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You know you've posted a bad Geeklist when the only comment on it says "This list sucks!!!!" . . . and gets more thumbs than the list.
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7. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:31]
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You know you've posted a bad Geeklist when you compare Twilight Imperium to Monopoly . . . and nobody bothers to dispute you.
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8. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:468]
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You know you've posted a bad Geeklist when another list posted an hour later garners ten times as many thumbs . . . and has the exact same subject matter.
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9. Board Game: Busen Memo [Average Rating:4.83 Overall Rank:10842]
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It's a very bad list when no smart a@$ comes along and adds this little gem to the list.
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10. Board Game: Addition in the Amazon [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Bruce Baskir
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You know you've posted a bad Geeklist when at the end of your header you invite people to "Feel free to add your own" . . . and no one does.
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11. Board Game: Gold Digger [Average Rating:5.75 Overall Rank:5000]
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You know you've posted a bad Geeklist when you somehow end up with a tip of negative Geek Gold.
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12. Board Game: Ra [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:95]
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When you get no thumbsup from Osiris Ra you know you have done something wrong and that it is time to go back to the drawing board shake
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13. Board Game: Easy Come, Easy Go [Average Rating:5.96 Overall Rank:4203]
Ben Lott
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You know it's a bad geeklist when you don't even bother checking back to see if there's been anything new added.
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14. Board Game: Guess Again [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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You know it's a bad geeklist when the first comment is someone giving you a list of 10 other geeklists about the exact same thing.

(Yes, I know some topics need revisiting. But not every other week )
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You know it's a bad geeklist when you've followed my instructions on how to make a bad geeklist.
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Your title begins with "Games I Played".
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17. Board Game: Extrablatt [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:2155]
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You know you have published a bad GeekList when an admin, in a fit of compassion, unpublishes it.
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18. Board Game: Book of Lists Game [Average Rating:3.82 Overall Rank:10623]
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You know you've posted a bad Geeklist when other lists that are shamlessly plugged in a desperate shilling attempt referenced on your list gain more thumbs and/or gold than you.
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19. Board Game: Culture Crash [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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You know you've created a bad geeklist when no one comments on any of the humorous references you have worked so hard to put into the list.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

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20. Board Game: Namesake [Average Rating:5.97 Unranked]
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When you've renamed your GeekList three times in hopes of tricking people into looking at it again.
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21. Board Game: Second that Emotion [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
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You know you've posted a bad geeklist when the only emoticons in comments that get added are shake,soblue,, and snore.
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22. Board Game: Clam Chowder: The Server's Card Game [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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You know you've created a bad geeklist when Aldie decides the server needs to crash shortly after you posted it. You keep watching to see it appear on the front page and finally, you get the message that BGG is down.

You race over to the BGG is Down Google Group for a few hours. When the system comes back up, your geek list is about 31 entries down on the front page. It was Aldie's way of telling you not to post more lists.
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23. Board Game: Body Language [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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You Know You've Written A Bad Geeklist when no one understands you're being sarcastic...

...oh, wait...

...those are the good ones!
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