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« on: February 15, 2012, 10:24:48 AM »

Announcing the 2016 Color War Teams:

Current team list:
New team list

Original team list:
Red Team
Nanners101 of Nanners Acres (Captain)
Juli of Oakwood Farms (Captain)
DukeItOut of Marshall Creek Ranch
Robert Ottenbreit of Pruchna
Steve of Lochiedo Stables
Emma of Generous Bloodstock
Shirozora of RC Bee
Final Furlongfan29 of 2nd Chance Stables


Green Team
Gwen of Rebellious Racers (Captain)
Hilda of Clicker Lab (Captain)
Miss Arsenic of Bentley Acres
Steve of Red Hot Stables
Smartaform of Viscount Lodge
Final FurlongIs Awsome29 of Veterans Day Stables
Bezzie of Unbound Stables
Dawn of Battle Hill Farm


Blue Team
Carole of Iron Spur Stables (Captain)
Samantha of Kona Star Ranch (Captain)
Ray of Stallion Stables
Faedar of Sakura Springs
Edana of Himmel Stables
Lopsided of Faithlighte Farm
Foreverhorses91 of HorseRock Stables
Steph of WildOracle Farm


Purple Team
Lindsay of Clover Springs Stables (Captain)
FeFeCat5020 of LaDaDaDeDe Stables (Captain)
Ashlee of Misty Lodge
Jay of Turner Thoroughbreds
Traci of Vimes Racing
Stephanie of Far Away Racing
Mark of Markos
HotStuff15 of LaLaLopsy Stables


Indigo Team
Starfish of Starfish Stables (Captain)
Amanda of Blackmoor Stables (Captain)
Joe Cockerton of Littlefield
Gwen Kitching of Darkwood Stables
Ghostbuster29 of Short Thoroughbreds
Eva of Heritage Farms
Sora of Sorrelleaf Stables


Orange Team
RC of Godolphin Stables (Captain)
Lilly of Rainee Thoroughbreds (Captain)
Argus Sheldrake of Sheldrake Racing
Beth of Cherokee Ranch
Kris White of Kris White Racing
Mayfair Thoroughbreds of Mayfair
Stan of Happy Syables


White Team
Shelly of Bearly Manor (Captain)
Alyssa of Ivy Creek Farm (Captain)
Killashandra of Fire Grass Farm
Emily of Knight Arrow Farm
Elyssa of Mahogany Grove
JasonCameron of Vaucluse Farms
Shelbie of Black Storm West


Black Team
Zurg of Pick Up The Pace (Captain)
Kayleigh of Candi Cane Racing (Captain)
Katie of New Beginning Stable
Brandi of End Of Time Stables
Freedom of Freedom Acres
Grace of Hello Starling Farms
Katie of Winning Move Stables


Yellow Team
Ferretlover29 of LuckyStone Stables (Captain)
ThoroughbredLover of ThoroughbredLover (Captain)
BrilenRacingStable of BrilenRacingStable
Ghostbuster15 of Wren Stables
Arab Lady of Southern Cross TC
Myles Mintzler of The Grey Stable
Milly of MillyThoroughbreds


Pink Panthers - Belmont (Pink Team)
Diana of Coleman Branch (Captain)
Kim of Semiahmoo Stables (Captain)
Paul of Windward Farm
Mercedes of Superduty Racing
SomedayFarm of Someday Farm
Fish of Flying
Brenda Martenia of Triple M Racing

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 10:27:41 AM »

First challenge is to come up with a team name and a team location.

Both decisions must be unanimous and all team members must vote.

No team may be at the same location, so there's incentive to decide quickly so your ideal location doesn't get taken.
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2012, 12:58:19 AM »

The Pink Team has completed task 1! Here is our results

Team Name: Pink Panthers
Team Location: Belmont

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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 04:57:24 AM »

Darn it! You took our pick , we are missing a player. :(
We had everyone in agreement last week, except the missing person.
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2012, 05:40:55 AM »

Grace, What are you complaining about? 3 out of the 7 Indigo Team members have not voted as of this moment, including the other co-captain. I have emailed and PM'd them all and still haven't heard from any of them. In fact, one of them hasn't signed on to FF since the end of January.

At this rate, probably the best myself and the other 3 Indigo team who have voted can hope for is that Shanthi reshuffles some of the teams when she returns from Rome and we get assigned to other teams (maybe she can put me on your team in place of the person who hasn't voted yet - I promise I'll vote frequently and often - LOL)
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2012, 06:50:07 AM »

Lol you are more than welcome to join us :) ! Our missing member hasn't signed in since Jan either. That sucks that so many signed in but didn't bother to show up.Yeah both of us have tried to contact her too with no luck, except we didn't have email.
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2012, 06:53:11 AM »

At this rate, probably the best myself and the other 3 Indigo team who have voted can hope for is that Shanthi reshuffles some of the teams when she returns from Rome

That's my plan.
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 08:08:26 AM »

We too have 3 inactive members so reshuffling is quite possible ;)
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2012, 11:58:06 AM »

Still two missing players in the Purple camp as well, but nothing to be done about it unless they login until a reshuffle.
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2012, 03:31:38 PM »

We have inactive players too.  I have tried messaging them, but nobody has responded.
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2012, 06:15:17 PM »

As does the orange team. Giving them until tomorrow. So if you're reading this & on the orange team please go to the team discussion board :)
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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2012, 08:18:00 PM »

Maybe next year Shanthi might want to reduce the sign-up window and make it only a week, running from Feb 9th to 15th. That way, teams that are most currently active will sign-up and there will be less of the "sign-up-then-go-inactive" teams. I know she wanted to give everybody a chance to sign-up but maybe we should concentrate on "Quality" (those teams that are always on) rather than "Quantity".

As a previous Team Captain, it is frustrating trying to chase up your teammates to get them to vote and not getting replies from half of them.
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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2012, 10:52:35 PM »

I also haven't heard from my Co captain even though he has logged on the 19th of February this year. I'm giving him a little time but hope he logs on soon  :(
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« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2012, 11:09:50 PM »

We do have one inactive member, but after contacting them several times and the fact that they have NEVER raced any of their horses, I pmed Shanti and assumed it was OK to post our selections because teams will be being reshuffled.

Shanti, if we cannot make selections until the teams are shuffled, then our selections don't count as we do have on inactive member :)
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« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2012, 11:37:42 PM »

We had all decided on ours last week by Wednesday too but due to the missing, we have not posted.  Blah, why do some people commit to something and then not follow through? I can understand if life happens, just let someone know, dont just disappear or ignore something. That's just disrespect to the other party/parties, and makes more work for Shanthi.
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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2012, 06:07:32 AM »

Shanti, if we cannot make selections until the teams are shuffled, then our selections don't count as we do have on inactive member :)

Yes, sorry, I do want all decisions to be unanimous, so if teams have inactive members they'll have to wait until Thursday when I can shuffle teams around.
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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2012, 11:13:48 AM »

Shanthi,

How about opening a new Forum topic for active teams to re-register for the Color War and give us until Sunday to register? We would just need to post that we wanted to take part and whether we were interested in being a Team Captain or not. Then you can redo the Color War teams based on who has posted in that topic.

I suggested this way figuring you would not have time to redo the link you had originally setup on our Stable page for us to register.
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« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2012, 12:35:14 PM »

White Team has reached a unanimous decision today:

Name: Ghostriders
Location: Gulfstream


Finally heard from our inactive member, who was just sick & having a long week at work.  Hopefully a few other members are able to chime in to their teams as well!
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« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2012, 03:11:53 PM »

Lewis, I don't plan to redo the link, I'll just shuffle the teams around by hand once I have time. I setup the link from the stable page so that the forum wasn't involved (because then it couldn't be automated, which is the only way I can handle the Color War these days).
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« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2012, 10:26:58 AM »

So, judging by the reports of inactivity, of the 74 CW members, 18 are inactive. That includes quite a few captains.

So I think I'm going to scrap one of the teams entirely and shuffle everyone else around, so that we don't run out of captains/members. I'll post once I've got it figured out.
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« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2012, 11:18:56 AM »

Okay. New teams:

Crimson Reds - Woodbine (Red Team)
Juli of Oakwood Farms (Captain)
Lilly of Rainee Thoroughbreds (Captain)
DukeItOut of Marshall Creek Ranch
Robert Ottenbreit of Pruchna
Steve of Lochiedo Stables
Emma of Generous Bloodstock
Shirozora of RC Bee


Soylent Green - Saratoga (Green Team)
Gwen of Rebellious Racers (Captain)
Hilda of Clicker Lab (Captain)
Smartaform of Viscount Lodge
Bezzie of Unbound Stables
Mayfair Thoroughbreds of Mayfair
Myles Mintzler of The Grey Stable
Arab Lady of Southern Cross TC


Blue Bayous - Belmont (Blue Team)
Carole of Iron Spur Stables (Captain)
Samantha of Kona Star Ranch (Captain)
Ray of Stallion Stables
Faedar of Sakura Springs
Edana of Himmel Stables
Lopsided of Faithlighte Farm
Steph of WildOracle Farm


Purple Haze - Churchill Downs (Purple Team)
Lindsay of Clover Springs Stables (Captain)
ThoroughbredLover of ThoroughbredLover (Captain)
Ashlee of Misty Lodge
Jay of Turner Thoroughbreds
Traci of Vimes Racing
Stephanie of Far Away Racing
Mark of Markos


Indigo Ink - Pimlico (Indigo Team)
Starfish of Starfish Stables (Captain)
Brenda Martenia of Triple M Racing (Captain)
Joe Cockerton of Littlefield
Gwen Kitching of Darkwood Stables
Eva of Heritage Farms
Sora of Sorrelleaf Stables
Beth of Cherokee Ranch


Ghostriders - Gulstream (White Team)
Shelly of Bearly Manor (Captain)
Alyssa of Ivy Creek Farm (Captain)
Killashandra of Fire Grass Farm
Emily of Knight Arrow Farm
Elyssa of Mahogany Grove
JasonCameron of Vaucluse Farms
Shelbie of Black Storm West


Black Knights - Aqueduct (Black Team)
Kayleigh of Candi Cane Racing (Captain)
Dawn of Battle Hill Farm (Captain)
Katie of New Beginning Stable
Brandi of End Of Time Stables
Freedom of Freedom Acres
Grace of Hello Starling Farms
Katie of Winning Move Stables


Pink Panthers - Arlington (Pink Team)
Diana of Coleman Branch (Captain)
Kim of Semiahmoo Stables (Captain)
Paul of Windward Farm
SomedayFarm of Someday Farm
Fish of Flying
Argus Sheldrake of Sheldrake Racing
Milly of MillyThoroughbreds


Forum settings should be updated so that you can see your new teams. There are a couple of new captains - if you could PM your co-captain for login info, that would be great. Failing that, send me a PM.

Once your new team has unanimous approval of a name and location, feel free to post it here.
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« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2012, 05:50:31 PM »

We have come to a unanimous decision our team is The Blue Bayou's and we would like to be located at Belmont
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« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2012, 06:21:28 PM »

We have all agreed to the Black Knights and for Aqueduct
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« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2012, 07:34:00 PM »

Nioce to be kicked out without being told..nice!
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« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2012, 07:36:13 PM »

Nioce to be kicked out without being told..nice!

I posted in advance of re-shuffling teams.
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« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2012, 07:51:34 PM »

Shanthi,

Five of the original members of the Indigo Team had voted before the reshuffle and we now have two new members. Do the original five have to vote again or do their votes carry over to the reshuffled team?
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« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2012, 07:53:27 PM »

Shanthi,

Five of the original members of the Indigo Team had voted before the reshuffle and we now have two new members. Do the original five have to vote again or do their votes carry over to the reshuffled team?

No, existing members & votes can carry over.
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« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2012, 01:07:09 AM »

Since our team did not switch up, and since we reached a unanimous decision in the beginning, our name & location carry over, correct?

(Ghostriders at Gulfstream for the white team)
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« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2012, 06:07:09 AM »

Okay, Green Team made a decision! Soylent Green and Saratoga :)
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« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2012, 07:18:07 AM »

Since our team did not switch up, and since we reached a unanimous decision in the beginning, our name & location carry over, correct?

(Ghostriders at Gulfstream for the white team)

Yes, I left your team as-is because there wasn't any inactivity. So you still get first pick.
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« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2012, 02:16:51 PM »

The red team has come to a unanimous decision. We will be known as the Crimson Reds and will be located at Woodbine.
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« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2012, 12:41:19 AM »

Are any other teams still having problems getting their teams to vote on Location and Team Name, even after the reshuffle?

The Indigo Team has two team members that have not voted yet.

One of them hasn't logged in to FF since Feb 28th, but, while the other one has been pretty active on FF (she joined FF in Racing Year 2011), she only has 3 posts total and, as far as I can see, hasn't posted on the Forum since Mar 6th.

The rest of us are unanimous on our choice of Location and Name but can't do anything about them until the other two have voted.
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« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2012, 08:01:13 PM »

We are having some trouble with members being active regularly. We all agreed on a track, which got picked before we could claim it. I haven't been able to get everyone to re-vote for a different track..
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« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2012, 09:02:22 PM »

Just a thought. Instead of unanimous decisions, in the future could a certain percentage be deemed acceptable?
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« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2012, 09:13:21 PM »

Just a thought. Instead of unanimous decisions, in the future could a certain percentage be deemed acceptable?

Probably. The main point of unanimous decisions is to make sure everyone's involved on the team. (This is really the only decision that requires any unanimous voting, or necessarily any forum activity, per se.)
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« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2012, 09:15:34 PM »

I know the teams who haven't reached a decision yet are frustrated. There's not much I can do about that, though, unless I re-shuffled the teams yet again. There's also no huge hurry, since all it does is shorten the racing challenge timeframe.
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« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2012, 10:41:24 PM »

Perhaps enable Captains to make a poll in the same way that races are voted for? That way, no forum requirement. Maybe first poll have people tick top three choices. Then set up another poll to pick one. Results won't be unanimous (since no one will see how people voted until afterwards), but might get 100% participation.
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« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2012, 10:46:37 PM »

Perhaps enable Captains to make a poll in the same way that races are voted for? That way, no forum requirement. Maybe first poll have people tick top three choices. Then set up another poll to pick one. Results won't be unanimous (since no one will see how people voted until afterwards), but might get 100% participation.

That would be fine for the rewrite. I don't plan to change any CW-related code until then, though. (Unless there are bugs, obviously.)
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« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2012, 08:42:35 AM »

Given that it's been almost 3 weeks since the last team got a unanimous vote, for the remaining teams:

If you have heard from all of your team members at some point (since the new teams got setup), you can go ahead with whatever majority vote you have.

I'll aim to setup the racing challenge stuff by April 1 if everyone has a team name/location. I'm moving this weekend so it may take a few days.
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« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2012, 10:27:05 AM »

Good luck with the move,I still haven't finished unpacking from mine. :D
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« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2012, 05:51:55 PM »

We have heard from all but one of our team members. Even though I have emailed and PM'd the last member, they still haven't voted yet. According to the Stable List, the last time they logged onto FF was Feb 28th, so it isn't even that they've been active in FF but not on the Forum.

Can we assume that they are inactive and use the rest of the team votes, in which case, we will be ready to make our selections now?
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« Reply #41 on: March 22, 2012, 05:59:44 PM »

Can we assume that they are inactive and use the rest of the team votes, in which case, we will be ready to make our selections now?

I guess that's fine.
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« Reply #42 on: March 22, 2012, 08:15:28 PM »

I guess that's fine.

Thanks Shanthi.

In that case, the Indigo Team selects Pimlico for our location and the name Indigo Ink.
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« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2012, 11:26:35 PM »

Shoot.... Pimlico was our pick.. Back to the drawing board. :)
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« Reply #44 on: March 23, 2012, 01:04:11 AM »

Isn't aqueduct still available?
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« Reply #45 on: March 23, 2012, 01:32:52 AM »

We have all agreed to the Black Knights and for Aqueduct
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« Reply #46 on: March 23, 2012, 01:52:12 AM »

Shoot.... Pimlico was our pick.. Back to the drawing board. :)

Oops, sorry about that.

Churchill Downs, Arlington, Calder and the two California tracks are still available, plus Fort Erie and the overseas tracks. Fort Erie is in Canada, and only has one or two races a year, but it is probably the cheapest of the remaining tracks for shipping. Of the remaining locations, Arlington and CD are the next cheapest shipping-wise. Arlington has the advantage over CD in that it has more races over the summer.

Hope this is helpful.

As there are only two teams left to pick, may I suggest that you get your teammates to list their first and second choices for location, so that, if the other team selects the location you were all voting for, then you don't have to go through the voting process all over again.
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« Reply #47 on: March 23, 2012, 04:34:11 AM »

Haha yeah, we had a list, all 4 that got picked :P Thanks for your help though

Don't worry about it, there are other good tracks still :)
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« Reply #48 on: March 27, 2012, 09:00:06 PM »

Ok, we've got majority. :)

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« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2012, 02:50:34 AM »

We have majority for the Purple Team  :)

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« Reply #50 on: March 30, 2012, 12:04:00 PM »

Great, that should be all the teams then. :)

I'll try and get racing stuff setup this weekend (though my computer's in the shop, so it may be challenging).
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« Reply #51 on: March 30, 2012, 05:31:12 PM »

Lol I have a horse by that name! Her daddy is Nightfight!
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« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2012, 06:58:21 PM »

Any update on the Color War?
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« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2012, 09:39:59 PM »

I hope to get things rolling this weekend. Things have been a little crazy with moving and whatnot.
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« Reply #54 on: April 18, 2012, 04:56:52 PM »

hey guys, sorry ive been swamped with nursing school and work :/ I'm back though
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« Reply #55 on: April 18, 2012, 05:08:29 PM »

hey guys, sorry ive been swamped with nursing school and work :/ I'm back though

As you were gone for so long, the teams got re-shuffled and you're no longer on a team. You're welcome to participate next year, though.
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