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Meta-campaign Score

32 players have returned to comment (victory!)

Game ends 1 July 2014, extra points welcome.

Week One (5 players): Ian Tyrell, CdrJameson, greay, Dougclow, Sylvain L.
Week Two (7 players): Nathan Frost, Bart Stewart, Jeena, Rik Newman, DJ I/O AKA Just Scott, Joe Tortuga, Ernest Adams
Week Three (8 players): Sandbags, Peter Crowther, Noumenalrealm, 
Corvus, Tinysubversions, Danctheduck, Jack Monahan, Michael Samyn
Week Four (current): Psychochild, Ari Chill, Shade Jon, Jmarquiso, Charles Cameron, Theo Malekin, D., Vitor Bosshard, Qwallath, Rickard Elimää, JoseZagal, Tieflinque

Victory for the Home Team!

Well this morning I was worried that we weren’t going to make it, but with an unprecedented rush of responses today we are now 32-26 for a decisive home team victory! Many, many thanks to all of you who returned to comment and contributed to this historic win. Congratulations – we did it!

Taking the Lead!

Delighted to report that a recent surge of responses to some begging emails has turned up six more returning players putting us in the lead at 28-26, with a whole four days to find just two more! We could actually win this…!

Final Push

Having just come back from a short holiday, I find we are 25-22 down. We just need 8 more points to win the meta-campaign... I'm going to shoot off some emails to people in the vain hope it may turn up some players!

Ties Up the Game

Well, an extensive round of begging on Twitter has turned up five more players, bringing us up to 20-20. The game is tied! Many thanks to everyone who has returned so far.

Ten days left to find ten more previous players – can we do it?

The First Players

Here's a list of  players who commented between the blog starting and the end of that calendar year. Those who have commented in the meta-campaign are underlined - wonder where the rest are all hiding? (and who they are, in some cases!)

Source: comment records #360 (7 July 2005) to #330 (31 Dec 2005)

Matt Mower, James O'Donnell, Neil, Uzer, Lucien Soulban, Corvus Elrod, Danc, Peterb, Jason Della Rocca, lordxixor101, Josh, Hub, Thomas, c.robinson, Johnny Pi, psu, Ben Kirman, Kenneth Stein, Eric, Steve, Dhruin, Dan Boutros, CtrlAltDelete, Jack Monahan, Eric von Rothkirch, fluffy bunny, Johnny Zuper!, Craig, Evangolis, Mike S, Walter, Patrick Dugan, Raph, chrisf, Michael Highland, Noah, Aubrey, Mory Buckman, Jos, Greay, Francois, Libby, Anne, somerandomguy, Wondersaurus Fantabulorus, zenBen, mysterious stranger, Terry, ahdkaw, RodeoClown, Darius Kazemi, Chico Queiroz, Nicole Lazzaro, Dave Elliot, Gorgon88.

Twitter Emitter

Time to turn to Twitter to dig up old players! I’ll be pushing all week to get points for the team. We tied up the score of the meta-campaign last week, but then fell behind over the weekend to 16-12 against us. Hope we can gain some ground against our enemy, time, this week!

Social Media Beachhead

Time to take to social media! I will ask around on Google+ to see if I can find any former players willing to come and comment. If anyone is on Facebook, I’d welcome some mention of the Meta-campaign there. Here’s what I intend to post on Google+:

Have you ever posted a comment at Chris Bateman’s philosophy blog, Only a Game? Come and post a comment in the Meta-campaign and help us collect thirty returning comments in thirty days!

We’re behind three comments at the moment… hope this helps us catch up!