The W
Views: 97802270
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
30.7.07 0219
The 7 - Site Bashing - Question about match times
This thread has 1 referral leading to it
Register and log in to post!
(202 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (11 total)
emma
Cherries > Peaches
Level: 87

Posts: 716/2084
EXP: 6296530
For next: 96269

Since: 1.8.02
From: Phoenix-ish

Since last post: 126 days
Last activity: 1 day
#1 Posted on 5.9.03 0240.36
Reposted on: 5.9.10 0242.22
Not really bashing, but "other-site related" ...

What's the general consensus about providing match times when Adbreak interferes? It seems reasonable to include the commercial time for Raw matches, since they carry on in realtime for the live audience. For the taped shows, that's more problematic.

The experts say ...???
Promote this thread!
CRZ
Big Brother
Administrator
Level: 212

Posts: 2907/16106
EXP: 138861819
For next: 2173967

Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 14 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#2 Posted on 5.9.03 0252.30
Reposted on: 5.9.10 0254.10
    Originally posted by emma
    Not really bashing, but "other-site related" ...

    What's the general consensus about providing match times when Adbreak interferes? It seems reasonable to include the commercial time for Raw matches, since they carry on in realtime for the live audience. For the taped shows, that's more problematic.

    The experts say ...???
I eventually ended up timing each segment and put the time in as a sum of the separate times. (2:53 + 6:03 + 4:04)

Of course, it should be understood that even a single bell-to-bell time provided could be a few edits here and there shorter than the "live" match that happened during the taping.
Net Hack Slasher
Banger
Level: 100

Posts: 1477/2805
EXP: 10061920
For next: 292512

Since: 6.1.02
From: Outer reaches of your mind

Since last post: 3504 days
Last activity: 1924 days
#3 Posted on 5.9.03 2346.53
Reposted on: 5.9.10 2346.55
That's a darn good question, I do always wonder how cappers calculated. I guess now I know CRZ's way.

Next time Smackdown comes to my area, I really should get the stop watch going on a match that I suspect will go double segments and see how it compares to television time.
thecubsfan
Scrapple
Moderator
Level: 129

Posts: 592/5109
EXP: 24806352
For next: 243369

Since: 10.12.01
From: Aurora, IL

Since last post: 6 hours
Last activity: 2 hours
#4 Posted on 6.9.03 0227.10
Reposted on: 6.9.10 0227.16
Going by the principle of "it doens't really happen if we don't see it", I just count up the time that's shown, though I try to denote how much happened before the break when I remember to.
cfgb
Lap cheong
Level: 81

Posts: 951/1716
EXP: 4816851
For next: 176019

Since: 2.1.02
From: Ottawa, Ontario

Since last post: 50 days
Last activity: 14 hours
#5 Posted on 6.9.03 0741.20
Reposted on: 6.9.10 0741.28
Some of the Nitro stuff is occassionally broken up... I KNOW it was live, but whomever taped the shows edited out the commercials (a practice I later employed myself once I began taping).

So I just count what I see.... If we see 17:54 of a match and there was a commercial break, I can only list it at 17:54.

For that reason alone, I don't like adbreaks. It throws off the groove. (Don't throw off the Emperor's Groove....THE GROOVE!)
oldschoolhero
Knackwurst
Level: 103

Posts: 1146/3059
EXP: 11464577
For next: 6868

Since: 2.1.02
From: nWo Country

Since last post: 1901 days
Last activity: 1835 days
#6 Posted on 6.9.03 1230.09
Reposted on: 6.9.10 1240.39
Ad breaks suck-and having both Rey Rey Vs. Tajiri AND Taker/Angle interrupted on SmackDown was ridiculous. But on the odd ocasions I've recapped something with ads, I'd write it as "(time) aired".
Jaguar
Knackwurst
Level: 106

Posts: 1663/3273
EXP: 12658892
For next: 13092

Since: 23.1.02
From: Phoenix, AZ

Since last post: 113 days
Last activity: 113 days
#7 Posted on 6.9.03 1353.34
Reposted on: 6.9.10 1357.23
I guess I'd prefer adbreaks than shorter matches. But it'd just be nice if they could go 15-20 minutes with stopping for advertising.

-Jag
Tenken347
Boudin blanc
Level: 92

Posts: 216/2394
EXP: 7564504
For next: 192463

Since: 27.2.03
From: Parts Unknown

Since last post: 7 hours
Last activity: 5 hours
#8 Posted on 7.9.03 2020.46
Reposted on: 7.9.10 2021.22
They put the breaks in the middle of matches in order to keep you hooked through the ads and to keep you watching for the rest of the program. If they put the ad breaks after the match, you might just turn off the tv after Rey/Tajiri and go for a walk. The way they have it set up, you stick around to see the end of the match, and maybe get hooked by the next segment, and wind up watching the whole show, even if you really only wanted to see one match.
Big G
Potato korv
Level: 52

Posts: 19/656
EXP: 1061992
For next: 21856

Since: 21.8.03
From: the people who brought you Steel Magnolias....

Since last post: 10 days
Last activity: 22 hours
#9 Posted on 8.9.03 0100.26
Reposted on: 8.9.10 0100.48
Not to mention giving you a desire to purchase 'hungry man' frozen meals
pieman
As young as
he feels
Level: 110

Posts: 1052/3550
EXP: 14366621
For next: 42311

Since: 11.12.01
From: China, Maine

Since last post: 6 days
Last activity: 1 day
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#10 Posted on 8.9.03 1031.43
Reposted on: 8.9.10 1035.32
    Originally posted by Tenken347
    They put the breaks in the middle of matches in order to keep you hooked through the ads and to keep you watching for the rest of the program.


No way!
emma
Cherries > Peaches
Level: 87

Posts: 720/2084
EXP: 6296530
For next: 96269

Since: 1.8.02
From: Phoenix-ish

Since last post: 126 days
Last activity: 1 day
#11 Posted on 8.9.03 1552.56
Reposted on: 8.9.10 1553.50
Four out of four recappers agree! (That's better consensus than dentists manage.) "What we see is what we count" it is then.

Thanks, guys!
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: IGN has a wrestling site again?
Next thread: Things you can count on to happen every 10 years?
Previous thread: an open letter to crz
(202 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Site Bashing - Question about match timesRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.143 seconds.