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#1 Matt D

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 09:40 PM

Here's a thought I had while going through the Holiday Appreciation thread and dealing with one too many work secret santas:

 

My time is pretty limited right now between a relatively new baby, the other kids, and work. I don't have enough time to seriously follow Raw/Smackdown/etc. right now, let alone that and CMLL and indies and whatever else. I will again at some point (curated at least) but not now. I also don't have time to post things on Segunda Caida and, much to my dismay, I didn't have time to cruise through 1980s NJPW handhelds or other such things. 

 

I do have time to watch a match or two a week though, but it's hard to manage that. I know myself though; it's a lot easier to do it if it's part of a project or what not. If there's just a little bit of obligation. 

 

So I came up with this. Someone suggests a match to me. I suggest a match to them. We both write it up. Then someone else, so on and so forth. It could be something wildly outside my normal viewing (though probably not something that people would think I'd absolutely hate). Maybe nothing longer than 30 mins and it has to be something that can be viewed relatively easily (youtube, dm, certain yearbooks, certain archives, etc.). And it's not just me. Other people could pair up and keep pairing up. And this could be something we do in 2018. I'm sure there are matches people want El-P or Microstatistics or Marty or CapitalTTruth or whoever to watch. People could put out an open request to want to watch something and someone else could chime in and both people post a match review of their respective matches in the MDA. 

 

If everyone thinks it's a terrible idea, nevermind, or even if people just want to do it with me and no one else is interested. Hell, if no one's interested in the reciprocal part of it all, I'd probably just take suggestions from people one at a time to write them up as I can. But I thought it could be a fun social thing.



#2 Wahoos Leg

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 10:19 PM

I love this idea. I'm down.



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Posted 27 December 2017 - 11:00 PM

Colour me intrigued!



#4 AstroBoy

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 11:42 PM

Good idea and I'd be up for it in any form that it takes.



#5 dawho5

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 12:09 AM

Yeah, I don't mind getting out of my comfort zone.



#6 C.S.

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 01:24 AM

This sounds like fun!

#7 Richeyedwards

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 02:01 AM

Sounds like it could be fun

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 08:13 AM

I am into the idea. I am going to keep an eye on this and think about it. My only concern is myself. I tend to get focused on something else from work or some other part of my and I check out of here for a bit. Additionally, I have another project I am involved with that may be somewhat time consuming.  This - however - might help me stay a little more involved and help me expand my horizons a little bit, which I am really hoping to do a bit in 2018, without being super time consuming.

 

good idea!



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 10:47 AM

Love this idea and am in

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 11:03 AM

I dig it, sounds like a fun way to open people up to new experiences and to interact.



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 06:19 PM

I'd be down for that. Like every week is a secret santa?



#12 PeteF3

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 11:46 PM

I'm on board with this.



#13 Beast

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 12:03 AM

I'm interested.



#14 Matt D

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 07:19 AM

Very glad people are interested. I'm thinking of just giving it until the weekend, tossing everyone into a list, and randomizing it and pairing people that way to start. We could do a pilot to start and just see how it goes before figuring out whether it's weekly with me randomizing the list each time or if people can match up with each other voluntarily after the first round or what. Don't get too caught up on the Secret Santa aspect. That's just how it came to me. Everyone will know who they're partnered with for the first around of this. I know that I'd personally go and look at the person I drew and some of their previous posts to get a sense of what they might have seen/haven't, etc., if I'm not 100% familiar with them but that's just courtesy and to make it more fun. No one would be obliged. I think we'd have a central thread to keep track of who's watching what with links to the MDA matches in question.



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 11:38 AM

Love the idea!



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 03:42 PM

Assuming all goes according to plan and my computer gets hooked up in time, I'm in. Haven't written a match review in years .

#17 Grimmas

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:37 AM

Once we start, we should list what services we currently have, so we know what limits they are for people picking for you.

 

I have Powerbomb, WXW, and WWE. If it's not on there, I need a link. That type of deal.



#18 Jmare007

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:45 AM

This sounds awesome, I'm in!

 

I have WWE Network and NJ World, though I don't think I'll renew past Mania Weekend. But besides some really obscure shit, everything is online nowadays.



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Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:50 AM

Count me in. I have WWE Network and New Japan World.



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Posted 30 December 2017 - 11:15 AM

I don't have any streaming services.  Youtube is chock full of wrestling and that's enough for me. :)






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