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by square635
Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial It's Academic Tournament (12/13)
Replies: 104
Views: 28149

Re: Centennial It's Academic Tournament (12/13)

That's a very thoughtful reply. I'll add my name to the list of people willing to provide some help if asked. I do want to make a note about your last point. I don't think it's necessarily more difficult for an "average" team (and btw, Centennial is usually around the top 10% in the country based o...
by square635
Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial It's Academic Tournament (12/13)
Replies: 104
Views: 28149

Re: Centennial It's Academic Tournament (12/13)

You know, I have to say that after rereading the thread, I hadn't realized that almost all of the posts that I objected to came AFTER Ana's post. Part of that was that I initially missed her post because it was edited/deleted, and I have to admit that I wasn't reading the thread in a vacuum. There h...
by square635
Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial It's Academic Tournament (12/13)
Replies: 104
Views: 28149

Re: Centennial It's Academic Tournament (12/13)

No, see, I rejected that reasoning. A justification for creating bad questions cannot be "this raises our profit margin." Even if you refuse to lower your profit margin to provide a better experience for attending teams (which is frustrating) you have the option of raising the price, keeping your p...
by square635
Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial It's Academic Tournament (12/13)
Replies: 104
Views: 28149

Re: Centennial It's Academic Tournament (12/13)

Well that's not the case here. A small minority of ridiculous questions does not cause the winning team to end up with 15 ppb. You may be right; was that 15 ppb throughout the whole tournament? I'm not sure what exactly is the target number there, but if you combine bonuses that are, say, 5 ppb too...
by square635
Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial It's Academic Tournament (12/13)
Replies: 104
Views: 28149

Re: Centennial It's Academic Tournament (12/13)

If you haven't done so, I would suggest you go back and read all of the previous Centennial tournament threads to see how the team has in fact responded to criticism in the past and why some people might be especially defensive this time around. Explaining how to write better tournaments is fine, bu...
by square635
Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial It's Academic Tournament (12/13)
Replies: 104
Views: 28149

Re: Centennial It's Academic Tournament (12/13)

I'm a Centennial alum (formerly square634, but apparently I had a password/e-mail mishap) who was pointed toward this thread by my younger brother, who is a current team member and thought I would get a laugh out of it. I haven't been to the last two Centennial tournaments due to my own finals sched...