12 Coldplayers of Christmas wanted! (reviewers for the months of 2011) ## list updated 8th December

busybeeburns

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Fancy putting your hand to writing a review of Coldplay/Coldplaying in a specific month of 2011?

Just some of the things that happened this year (and much much more not listed!):

A complete summer of festivals (spread over many months) incl. Glastonbury!
First single: Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall + video
Release of ETIAW EP feat. Major Minus and Moving To Mars
Leak of Mylo Xyloto
Release of Mylo Xyloto
South African mini tour
Paradise 2nd single and video
ColdplayingTV
BTDMAs!
MX Promo gigs incl. AMEX Unstaged
Start of the Mylo Xylotour
SERVER MOVE!! ( :) )

The 12 days of Coldplay/Coldplaying Christmas went well last year so if there was enough interest in it this time round then 12 volunteers could do one month each, posting their review on successive days like we did in 2008 and 2009, 2010 and culminating in a full 2011 review by the end of the calendar year. You can apply on your own or as a pair (or even more!)

If you are interested, reply to the thread below with your preference for month :D

Here are the reviews from 2008 and reviews of 2009 and also reviews of 2010 to give you a feel of how the reviews work (use of coldplaying new articles, youtube vids, pics etc to build up a story, and then a monthly poll)

The different styles of reviews would be something to look forward to reading!

If it helps anyone to gather ideas, its east to use the main site search function, slowly working forward to page 1 (the latest news).

Here's where 2011 begins: http://www.coldplaying.com/index.php?name=Search&action=search&active_stories=1&stories_author=&stories_cat%5B%5D=&bool=OR&startnum=381&total=7332

Each month reviewer should start with the 1st day of their month using the main site search. e.g. May 2011 would be at http://www.coldplaying.com/index.php?name=Search&action=search&active_stories=1&stories_author=&stories_cat[]=&bool=OR&startnum=291&total=7332

You can also use: http://www.wikicoldplay.com
and: Coldplaying Google search at http://www.google.com/cse?cx=partner-pub-0483587505365462:jmi8v0ijdq5&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=&sa=Search#gsc.tab=0
and of course the Coldplaying forum search at http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/search.php

Most of the main site news articles have within them links to the forum threads where all the discussion, youtube vides, pictures, wikicoldplay references etc are. There should be around 5-10 decent different news stories per month and then created a poll asking which was your favourite. You may decide to do it differently, its your choice as the reviewer. Whatever you decide there is a wealth of information at your disposal! :)

Posting dates (into the forthcoming Reviews of 2011 sub-forum):

January - 19th December 2011
February - 20th December 2011
March - 21st December 2011
April - 22nd December 2011
May - 23rd December 2011
June - 24th December 2011
July - 26th December 2011
August - 27th December 2011
September - 28th December 2011
October - 29th December 2011
November - 30th December 2011 (_Tash & NumbersGirl)*
December - 31st December 2011

Thanks to everyone who decides to volunteer! :)

*We've had an early volunteer(s) already to spur you on! :)
 

Brent

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I could do August, if you don't mind. I would love to revisit Lolla :awesome:!
 

Kris.W

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I would like to do June please as I went to Glastonbury!

Kris
 

Megalomania

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This was a ton of fun last year, but I'm afraid I haven't really been following closely enough this year to review. :sad:
 
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howyousawtheworld

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Quite enjoyed doing these reviews. Would have loved to have done June but I did that last year so I think I'd be quite happy with May if no one else is wanting it!

edit: Darn! Didn't know Alien Radio had asked first!

Would happily collaborate with anyone though.
 

Alien Radio

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Quite enjoyed doing these reviews. Would have loved to have done June but I did that last year so I think I'd be quite happy with May if no one else is wanting it!

edit: Darn! Didn't know Alien Radio had asked first!

January, February, March, April...don't mind either.
You can do May if you want... :)
I don't have so much time next week anyway.

So it's yours if you still want it. ;)
 

randomnames

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This sounds like an awesome idea! I really only started following Coldplay news closely in June, but I'll consider doing one of the earlier months if no one else is up to it :)
 

BerrymanGirl1

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If there's still some months left I'll do any month :wacky:

It was much fun last year!

Maybe I'll do April again if no one's called it :nice:
 

Violet

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:curtain:

Hmmm. I haven't really followed a whole lot, but this seems pretty interesting, and I've never tried something like this before. I'd be willing to take a month that nobody else wants, as the month of the year honestly doesn't matter to me. Also, I'm up for collaborating with someone, if someone wants to do that. :smiley:
 

RazorEye

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I would LOVE to do June, but if that's taken, I would like to do any month! As long as i'm on there!

EDIT: I can't be bothered actually.
 

busybeeburns

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thanks for all the replies so far, I'll update the list tonight and see where we're upto. Many thanks to the volunteers of 2011! :D
 
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