When I volunteered Friday night to help finish writing everything Saturday evening, all rounds through Editors 3 were getting locked for packet randomization and Editors 4 and 5 followed soon enough so that when I was actually available to write (around 10:00 Saturday night) there were at most 5/5 left, so I wrote my 1/2 about an hour before Editors 6 and 7 (the last two packets) were complete. To me, a vast majority of the last couple packets as well as everything else done by midnight the night before is satisfactory. As far as I could tell, all of the non-editors packets had already been locked and therefore were in the randomization step before the first day's games, but I could be wrong.Cheynem wrote:Can I ask where this idea is coming from? I have heard of some people chipping in some freelance questions down the stretch, but I was unaware that the packets were finished right on Saturday and Saturday night (at least to the extent this is suggesting--Matt has admitted a handful of tossups were written on Saturday night for the finals on Sunday). I mean, this idea has been repeated by a few people, but I hadn't even heard of it until these posts.Birdofredum Sawin wrote: that the first day's packets were only finished a few hours before the tournament was scheduled to get underway, and the second day's packets had to be finished Saturday night; and that so many people had to be exhorted at the last minute to pitch in just so the set could be finished. I don't know whether Matt was overconfident, or delusional, or what, but this is absurd.
EDIT: I started before Carsten's post, but it looks like we agree.