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we back baby

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 18:31 (three years ago) link

leee, as i was told upthread: no discussion about the current day's questions no matter how innocuous until the next day
and no penalty for wrong answers, guess away

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 18:32 (three years ago) link

Ack sorry! And thanks.

Gazelle Bundchen (Leee), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 18:33 (three years ago) link

I will comment that I like the new mobile-friendly interface.

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 18:47 (three years ago) link


Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 20 May 2020 19:52 (three years ago) link

Won my first match in my rookie rundle! I like that the questions (somewhat like Jeopardy questions) give you enough information to point you towards an answer, even if you don't directly know what it is.

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Thursday, 21 May 2020 13:09 (three years ago) link

I won my match! I only got two answers but me opponent's point scheme gave me 2 points, whereas they answered the same questions correctly but I have them 1 total.

Gazelle Bundchen (Leee), Thursday, 21 May 2020 14:06 (three years ago) link

love to get a hockey question on day one

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 May 2020 14:39 (three years ago) link

At least for the rookie Rundle, the easiest and most difficult questions seem too be reversed in the standings page?

Gazelle Bundchen (Leee), Thursday, 21 May 2020 14:57 (three years ago) link

I bombed my day one.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:13 (three years ago) link

btw leee, it's the same questions for everyone.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:13 (three years ago) link

I tied my first day. My opponent and I both got Q2, 3 and 4 correct and had assigned similar points; they got Q5 and I got Q6.

Bougy! Bougie! Bougé! (Eliza D.), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:27 (three years ago) link

Are we allowed to share which rundles we're in?

Gazelle Bundchen (Leee), Thursday, 21 May 2020 22:33 (three years ago) link

I'm in horizon.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 21 May 2020 22:35 (three years ago) link

I'm in R Keystone -- I assume R signifies Rookie?

Gazelle Bundchen (Leee), Thursday, 21 May 2020 22:36 (three years ago) link

man i can't believe i missed out on this again

budo jeru, Friday, 22 May 2020 01:11 (three years ago) link

Oh no! Ilxmail me your email and I’ll get u for next time.

silby, Friday, 22 May 2020 01:15 (three years ago) link

oh cool ! thanks !

budo jeru, Friday, 22 May 2020 01:17 (three years ago) link

I'm in Rundle C Metro Div I

Bougy! Bougie! Bougé! (Eliza D.), Friday, 22 May 2020 14:31 (three years ago) link

pretty annoyed i got 5/6 questions right on each of the first two days and lost both

na (NA), Friday, 22 May 2020 15:06 (three years ago) link

Apropos of one yesterday's questions, it's nice to see that I can leave off a leading article (e.g. "the") and still get the answer counted correctly.

Gazelle Bundchen (Leee), Friday, 22 May 2020 18:07 (three years ago) link

I assigned 3 points to a question about James I when my opponent was Scottish. Oops.

Gazelle Bundchen (Leee), Saturday, 23 May 2020 17:46 (three years ago) link

blew the ♂♀ question because i misread it as asking for zodiac signs; stole a win thanks to some curious defense by the friend who invited me to ll

mookieproof, Saturday, 23 May 2020 17:51 (three years ago) link

I don't get why the answer to the Holi question was "fitting"

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 23 May 2020 17:54 (three years ago) link

Is it good or bad to have a higher MCW? Or is it just a fun statistic for no real purpose besides amusement?

Gazelle Bundchen (Leee), Saturday, 23 May 2020 18:10 (three years ago) link

the latter, give or take 'fun'

mookieproof, Saturday, 23 May 2020 18:15 (three years ago) link

I don't get why the answer to the Holi question was "fitting"

― Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:54 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

I think just because it's just so blatantly colorful. Like, yes, "Festival of Colors" is an appropriate name for something that looks like this:


jaymc, Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:11 (three years ago) link

Oh something about the phrasing made me think it was supposed to be a play on the word "Holi." Anyway, I had no idea and I'm impressed such a high % of people got it!

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:17 (three years ago) link

I'm in R Keystone -- I assume R signifies Rookie?

― Gazelle Bundchen (Leee), Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:36 PM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

Yep, R is Rookie. After your rookie season, you'll be placed in an A-, B-, C-, D-, or E-level rundle, depending on how you finish in your rookie rundle. Also note that the league that you're placed in as a rookie is the same as your referrer, so you're in R Keystone because I'm in A Keystone. (For a long time, I was in Coastal, but the leagues get realigned every so often, and the branch that we're in was moved a couple of seasons ago.)

jaymc, Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:21 (three years ago) link

once you're placed in your sophomore season, you can move up or down in the rundles based on how you play in that given season.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 23 May 2020 20:20 (three years ago) link

Can someone explain yesterday's math question to me?

maura, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 16:43 (three years ago) link

zero to the fouth power + two, one to the fourth power + 2, etc.

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 16:46 (three years ago) link

It’s not a fun question.

silby, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 16:47 (three years ago) link

oh hm

maura, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 16:47 (three years ago) link

I got pwned yesterday, but I'm pleased with myself that I got the math question.

Gazelle Bundchen (Leee), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 16:52 (three years ago) link

I spent a long time trying to figure it out, both before and after answering. Kind of kicking myself because it occurred to me that 258 was 256+2, but I was just thinking of 256 as a number obtained by repeatedly doubling 2 (rather than specifically 4^4), so I didn't see the connection to the other integers in the sequence.

jaymc, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:03 (three years ago) link

i am absolutely belly flopping this season

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:15 (three years ago) link

I recognized the use of exponents, but it took me actually writing out the power tables to see it more clearly. That was the giveaway for me, physically writing down a grid of powers 0-5 for each integer.

I'm getting into the habit of fucking up the very easy questions, and therefor not being penalized because my opponent gives that question a 0. Made two silly mistakes MD4: answered "murder wasp" instead of "murder hornet" because of the word "Vespa" in the name, and guessed Kennedy instead of Johnson because I thought, "1963, that's Kennedy!" When obviously, that's uh...that's the wrong Kennedy year.

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Thursday, 28 May 2020 13:12 (three years ago) link

An odd match for me yesterday: a 8(4)-8(4) tie. Both my opponent and I missed two questions, but in each case, they were worth 0 and 1 point.

jaymc, Thursday, 28 May 2020 14:39 (three years ago) link

(I was assigned 0 on the TV question, presumably because that's one of my strongest categories, but I've never heard of the Danny Thomas show and couldn't remember which '90s legal drama starred Dylan McDermott. Meanwhile, I assigned my opponent a 0 on the emulsion question, because I figured if it was a science question that even *I* knew, then it must be easy. Apparently not for him.)

jaymc, Thursday, 28 May 2020 14:41 (three years ago) link

I made a critical error on my defense points yesterday and it resulted in a tie, and today, I'm up against our rundle leader. Oh boy.

Gazelle Bundchen (Leee), Thursday, 28 May 2020 18:33 (three years ago) link

defense is difficult in general, but especially in rookie rundles when you have no history to look at

mookieproof, Thursday, 28 May 2020 18:38 (three years ago) link

Whoa! I pulled off a bit of an upset yesterday when I hadn't been sure of any of my answers! Though in all honesty I wouldn't have given myself credit for the Chagall question because I spelled it Mark (my reasoning was that no German surname would end in a C).

I was a little miffed in the previous match that my opponent only assigned
1 point to the calculus question. I had genuine trouble remembering if the answer should've been negative, and for some dumb reason they gave me only 1 point for it. I wonder if they saw my last name and assumed that I was some kind of math whiz.

Gazelle Bundchen (Leee), Friday, 29 May 2020 14:50 (three years ago) link

spelling rarely counts

silby, Friday, 29 May 2020 16:48 (three years ago) link

14 players (out of 28) scored 9 in my rundle yesterday

mookieproof, Saturday, 30 May 2020 19:45 (three years ago) link

yeah, i am dead last and thought my 5 out 6 would win me yesterday but nope

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 30 May 2020 20:30 (three years ago) link

is there a greater pleasure than being ahead of someone who has way higher TMP than you

unashamed and trash (Unctious), Tuesday, 2 June 2020 17:27 (three years ago) link

I saw a PerryDJ on the message board and thought "Whoa!" before I saw their locale.

Swoler Bear (Leee), Tuesday, 2 June 2020 18:03 (three years ago) link

Does the long interregnum between submitting answers and the announcement of match day results get easier to manage over time? Because I've found myself obsessively reloading the message board over there several times an hour and reviewing my past questions.

Swoler Bear (Leee), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 01:16 (three years ago) link

i guess that’s healthier than obsessively reloading most other things these days, but

mookieproof, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 01:21 (three years ago) link

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