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What is your opinion?

Post by Wbrandon » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:09 pm

Before I answer a question I generally say "is it..." or "is the answer...". People have criticized that habit saying that it is stalling or just poor etiquette. I just do it to have an extra tiny bit of time to gather my thoughts. What is your opinion on the practice, is it bad etiquette?
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Re: What is your opinion?

Post by Cheynem » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:14 pm

I don't really see how it's bad etiquette unless you mean you are using it as a subtle way of stalling (i.e., the moderator would be less willing to neg you for time if you start to say something) and even then, that's really on the moderator to actually enforce the rules (I should someday publish my list of "Ways to Extend Your Amount of Time on Tossups After Buzzing In").
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Re: What is your opinion?

Post by blizzard » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:10 pm

After I buzz, I tend to talk to myself (a lot of "Ok, so this is [answer]" or "I know this I know this, umm, [answer]") which helps me gather my thoughts and confirm my answer. However, I also always make sure I know what format I am playing or how the the moderator times so that I know when I have to start giving my real answer. As long as you start giving your actual answer before time is up, than I don't think it makes a difference what you say before that (unless it may be unclear whether you are giving an answer or not). In regards to etiquette, unless you are saying something rude or trying to stall, does it really matter?
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Re: What is your opinion?

Post by Wbrandon » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:28 pm

Does anyone know the exact amount of time you have to answer a question?
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Re: What is your opinion?

Post by 1992 in spaceflight » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:11 am

Wbrandon wrote:Does anyone know the exact amount of time you have to answer a question?
For tournaments using ACF rules, it's 5 seconds. If they're using timed NAQT rules, it's 2 seconds.
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Re: What is your opinion?

Post by Wbrandon » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:57 pm

The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi wrote:
Wbrandon wrote:Does anyone know the exact amount of time you have to answer a question?
For tournaments using ACF rules, it's 5 seconds. If they're using timed NAQT rules, it's 2 seconds.
If the question is "Name 2013's number one men's slalom skier" would the time start when I say "Is the answer" or the actual answer I.E. "Marcel Hirscher".
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Re: What is your opinion?

Post by Important Bird Area » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:33 pm

Wbrandon wrote:
The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi wrote:
Wbrandon wrote:Does anyone know the exact amount of time you have to answer a question?
For tournaments using ACF rules, it's 5 seconds. If they're using timed NAQT rules, it's 2 seconds.
If the question is "Name 2013's number one men's slalom skier" would the time start when I say "Is the answer" or the actual answer I.E. "Marcel Hirscher".
NAQT rules G.4 wrote:An answer to a tossup must begin within 2 seconds after the player has been recognized.
NAQT rules I.4.c. wrote:Extraneous information preceding a response is disregarded (e.g., What is a wombat? or They're all Californians)
Thus, your answer starts when you begin to provide an actual answer; you may provide extraneous information within the two seconds, but you do not thereby gain additional time on the clock.

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Re: What is your opinion?

Post by mithokie » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:44 pm

Wbrandon wrote:
The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi wrote:
Wbrandon wrote:Does anyone know the exact amount of time you have to answer a question?
For tournaments using ACF rules, it's 5 seconds. If they're using timed NAQT rules, it's 2 seconds.
If the question is "Name 2013's number one men's slalom skier" would the time start when I say "Is the answer" or the actual answer I.E. "Marcel Hirscher".
The time begins when you have pressed the buzzer. If you have not said anything of substance before the end of the allotted time you should be ruled incorrect. With a 5 second clock, if the moderator hears the buzzer acknowledges you and begins counting in their head [1] [2] [3] [4] "Is the ans[5]wer...." TIME, you get either a neg 5 or no points. If it goes more like: buzz, acknowledge [1] [2] [3] "Is the answ[4]er Marcel [5] Hirscher, then you should get your 10 points.
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