As the 50 GSN shows have all but been determined (see GSN thread), but before we find out how the ones at the top of their list rank, I thought it might be fun to see if we can do any better. So here's how we're going to do it:

- Come up with your own list of the 50 Greatest Game Shows of All Time. If you can't or won't come up with fifty, do as many as you can, but have at least 25.

- Rank them in order, starting with number ONE. No wishy-washy ties. It's your opinion. Have one.

- E-MAIL your list to me at ottinger@acd.net, with the header "GSF 50 Greatest". Do NOT post your list to the Forum (yet). Posted lists will be deleted, and only lists that have been e-mailed to me will be counted. After the results are announced, you can post your own list to show how it compared.

- Identify yourself somewhere in your e-mail by your Forum user name so I know who you are. I will keep all lists confidential. One list per member, please. If I see you trying to stuff the ballot box, none of your votes will count.

- Scoring will be done the way the college polls work, with 50 points for first place, 49 for second and so on all the way down to one point for #50. Just as with the college polls, the total points and the total number of #1 votes will be announced.

- For the purposes of this list, all versions of a given show should be considered together. In other words, do not give Cullen's TPIR one spot on your list and Barker's TPIR another. Consider TPIR as a whole. Likewise for any show that has had multiple versions and remakes, **including all the various Passwords**. I know this could be controversial, but that's just how it's going to be. In the case of duplications on your list, accidental or deliberate, the higher ranking will count, the lower one will be thrown out and everything else on your list will move up one.

You decide what criteria to use to pick your 50 Greatest, including your own decision as to what is or is not a game show. Remember, though, that we're looking for the 50 **greatest**. Not the 50 that you remember from your childhood, and not the 50 that you think will make you look smart because no one else will think of them. You have sixty years of programming to choose from, and we consider this forum to be a pretty well-educated bunch when it comes to game shows. Prove it.

I'm hoping to get at least a hundred responses, which ought to be a decent cross-section of internet game show fandom, but I wouldn't mind getting twice that many or more. **Balloting will end on Monday, August 28** so that I can have time to compile the results and announce them when GSN gets to their #1 choice on Thursday, August 31st.

Get to work!