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xp nice!

mookieproof, Thursday, 22 June 2023 19:53 (five months ago) link

I think maybe the league that I was moved into last season (along with Leee and NA) is a little less competitive?

That's sort of my take, mainly because our placement in the last MSC was pretty bad (with the caveat of course that not everyone plays it). Then again, I have a TCA > CAA only because I've benefited from THREE forfeit wins this season, so maybe we're just in a less dedicated league?

Cashews Everything Around Me (Leee), Thursday, 22 June 2023 20:15 (five months ago) link

Congrats to jaymc!

Last of the Mojitos (Leee), Wednesday, 28 June 2023 14:27 (five months ago) link

Oh yeah, see that now. Congrats, jaymc!

Looking For Mr. Goodreads (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 28 June 2023 14:32 (five months ago) link

Thank u! Looking forward to the championship.

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 20:19 (five months ago) link

Go jaymc wd!!

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 22:00 (five months ago) link

ended up with 122 CAA

of the 28,830 players, only 65 had higher

mookieproof, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 23:32 (five months ago) link

hell yeah! my all-time best is 120 but I only finished 8th that season.

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 23:37 (five months ago) link

oops lol I misread your post

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 23:37 (five months ago) link

tough breaks, mookie

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 23:40 (five months ago) link

haha thx

mookieproof, Wednesday, 28 June 2023 23:54 (five months ago) link

Sorry, mooks.

Looking For Mr. Goodreads (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 28 June 2023 23:57 (five months ago) link

Couple of relevant 1DSs today

The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Elektra) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 11 July 2023 21:23 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

Bit surprised I placed as high as I did (but not that high really) on XTC, also that as far as I can see jaymc was the only other ILX0r to play.

No Zing Compares 2 HOOS (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 15 August 2023 02:29 (three months ago) link

First day of new season people, don’t forget to submit!

The Thin, Wild Mercury Rising (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 28 August 2023 23:15 (three months ago) link

Got my customary day 1 loss out of the way.

The Banshees of Ed Sheeran (Leee), Tuesday, 29 August 2023 16:18 (two months ago) link

Well, I submitted a MiniLeague proposal which is a decision that, if accepted, I'm sure I will come to regret.

This turns out to be true (hey it turns out writing, testing, and curating 78 questions is WAY more work than 12), but signups will be open for the Online Content ML in a couple of weeks regardless, so keep your eyes open. (There will, sadly, be no questions on the ILX forums).

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Monday, 4 September 2023 23:42 (two months ago) link

Also the LL Championship results start posting tomorrow but I'm trying not to think too much about that because I did awful this year, unless everybody else also found it way harder than prior years.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Monday, 4 September 2023 23:55 (two months ago) link

I'm looking forward to your ML, Greg!

I did not do very well in the championship, but it was my first year competing, so I have nothing to measure it against.

jaymc, Tuesday, 5 September 2023 00:16 (two months ago) link

I had a fantastic time working on an ML, but it was still a ton of work for most of us involved even for me, even though all I was doing was mostly fact-checking and writing recaps.

The Thin, Wild Mercury Rising (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 September 2023 02:33 (two months ago) link

Round 1 of the champs was an unmitigated disaster for me, but I did well enough on round 2 to salvage 73rd place after 'day 1'

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Wednesday, 6 September 2023 00:05 (two months ago) link

As I expected, I did not make The Cut.

jaymc, Wednesday, 6 September 2023 01:14 (two months ago) link

My best MSC finish ever -- top 10%!

The Banshees of Ed Sheeran (Leee), Monday, 18 September 2023 21:26 (two months ago) link

Kudos! I was top 20%, think maybe I could have joined you if I had moneyed better.

The Thin, Wild Mercury Rising (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 18 September 2023 23:01 (two months ago) link

Thanks! Q6 was, if you'll excuse the pun, my moneymaker; it was required reading for a class that I pointedly didn't bother crack open, but I still went to lectures and it must've osmosed into my brain decades later.

The Banshees of Ed Sheeran (Leee), Monday, 18 September 2023 23:57 (two months ago) link

I was a little worried I wouldn’t get credit for PETER MACKINTOSH for Q12.

The Thin, Wild Mercury Rising (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 19 September 2023 11:02 (two months ago) link

I knew Q6 because it seems to come up a lot, although I never read myself. My should have monied were Q3 and Q8.

The Thin, Wild Mercury Rising (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 19 September 2023 11:05 (two months ago) link

Just learned from the LL message board that CohenD2, who posted here as govern yourself accordingly, has passed away.

I also found this remembrance by Neal Pollack:
https://bookandfilmglobe.com/creators/remembrance/daniel-cohen-rip/

jaymc, Tuesday, 26 September 2023 00:27 (two months ago) link

Oh! RIP.

Dose of Thunderwords (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 26 September 2023 00:42 (two months ago) link

I saw that on the OQL Facebook group, we had some brief interactions on this thread round about the time of the quizzing world cup. So sorry to hear this, seemed a very well loved presence in the quiz scene and a good friend to many.

ailsa, Tuesday, 26 September 2023 09:55 (two months ago) link

Just submitted the draft of my latest 1DS

Dose of Thunderwords (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 September 2023 14:49 (one month ago) link

I've clinched another 1st place finish, which leads me to believe that the Plateau league really is less competitive. Granted, I will likely also set a personal record for correct answers, but in the season when I set my current record, I finished 8th (in the Sakura league).

jaymc, Saturday, 30 September 2023 14:55 (one month ago) link

Kudos! Another friend of mine also finished first in A, can’t remember what league he is in. Okay, I see, Sierra.

Dose of Thunderwords (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 September 2023 14:59 (one month ago) link

i've clinched my second first-place finish! (in D rundle lol)

apparently i was weirdly difficult to defend or something this time around. so far only 1 CA above my record but ~20 points above any of my previous points records

Ryan seaQuest (Will M.), Saturday, 30 September 2023 23:44 (one month ago) link

nice work!

jaymc, Saturday, 30 September 2023 23:58 (one month ago) link

Well done, 1st-placers!

I'm comfortable in mid-table obscurity in A Meridian, but I was a bit confused about why I am so low as 16th, given that I am 13th in Total Correct Answers, 11th in fewest Correct Answers Against, and actually 2nd in Defense. Will M.'s post holds a hint to the explanation: Turns out that it has to do with "defense against", which doesn't appear to have its own stat heading: I am rock bottom at Match Points divided by Correct Answers, i.e. I am apparently really easy to defend against!

anatol_merklich, Sunday, 1 October 2023 22:30 (one month ago) link

just learned that i'm one off the lead for the maso in my phylum

my utter nemesis, however, is one up and there's no way this works out for me

mookieproof, Sunday, 1 October 2023 22:36 (one month ago) link

Now in that pre-party tidy empty house limbo before a single guest arrives of having submitted my draft and waiting for the first feedback to flow in.

Dose of Thunderwords (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 2 October 2023 00:46 (one month ago) link

Heh, just submitted feedback to my own 1DS. It did send me an email, but the feedback didn’t actually show up, either on the site or the email, which is for the best, I guess.

Dose of Thunderwords (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 2 October 2023 01:23 (one month ago) link

Turns out that it has to do with "defense against", which doesn't appear to have its own stat heading

There is actually a stat like this if you click on Expanded Standings - Offensive Efficiency

The Yellow Kid, Monday, 2 October 2023 01:30 (one month ago) link

There is actually a stat like this if you click on Expanded Standings - Offensive Efficiency

Oh! So there is! Yup, there I am at the very bottom. Thanks!

anatol_merklich, Monday, 2 October 2023 07:58 (one month ago) link

Doing some 1DS playtesting now. Starting to think of better ways to approach this than I have in the past, will report back later.

Dose of Thunderwords (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 5 October 2023 01:34 (one month ago) link

Feel like I am getting better at the giving of feedback for these things. I recommend everyone try it out at least, especially if you are writing your own 1DS’s.

Dose of Thunderwords (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 9 October 2023 01:58 (one month ago) link

Anyone else doing OQL? I'm doing it for the first time and it's really fun and novel (esp. as someone who's never going to make the LL championship).

Hoisted by your own Picard (Leee), Monday, 16 October 2023 17:44 (one month ago) link

Yes, I do (and really enjoy) both OQL and the various individual competitions (Pop Solos and the International Culture Challenge)

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Monday, 16 October 2023 19:27 (one month ago) link

Having opening nightclub jitters

Smike and Pmith (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 20 October 2023 01:26 (one month ago) link

Feel free to play my 1DS today if it is in your wheelhouse!

Smike and Pmith (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 20 October 2023 13:23 (one month ago) link

I've been doing OQL (UK) version since season one. I do Pop Culture Challenge (our version of Pop Solos) from time to time, and can highly recommend COQL (which is basically Only Connect) as well.

ailsa, Friday, 20 October 2023 13:40 (one month ago) link

Can also recommend Mimirs Well, Fundaesliga and Zephyr Quiz League if you need further quiz fixes.

ailsa, Friday, 20 October 2023 13:41 (one month ago) link

All individual iterations on the mimir format used in Pop Solos/ICC - the latter two have a slightly different structure - 8 rounds of 2 questions each rather than 5 rounds of 3.

ailsa, Friday, 20 October 2023 13:43 (one month ago) link


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