Timing of Audition Invite Emails

This is where all of the games are discussed.

Moderators: alietr, dhkendall, trainman, econgator

squarekara
LEGO my Ego
Posts: 549
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:49 am
Location: Land o' Lincoln

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by squarekara » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:02 pm

acestone wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:30 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:04 pm
acestone wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:30 am
squarekara wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:05 am
acestone wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:59 pm
Anyone else notice that they seemed to group the buzzer round based on test scores from high to low? The question is does it even matter? So hard to read who they liked and who they didn't!
It makes sense to call people up in evenly matched groups, but at my audition I was never aware of other people's test scores, or even my own. How did you guys come up with this theory? Is it based on what you observed during the mock game, or were participants openly discussing scores? Just curious.
Observational talking to the people around me after the test. I knew I did very well (like 47/50). The guy beside me sounded like he did almost the same. The guy behind me said he thought he did quite poorly. Low and behold, I was in the first group with the guy beside me. The guy who thought he did poorly was the very last person called up in the very last group.
One thing we haven't thought about:

We know TV lies to us all the time, maybe they aren't scoring the tests at all, but they are scoring "us"; they can always score the tests later to look and see if someone figured out how to cheat on the online test.
I guess they could have the room bugged and listen to our conversations and see what they can learn from that but that's getting into conspiracy theory they faked the moon landing level stuff :p
It's the souvenir pens and earbuds! Get them out of the house right now!

acestone
Contributor
Posts: 11
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:42 pm

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by acestone » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:08 pm

squarekara wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:02 pm
acestone wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:30 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:04 pm
acestone wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:30 am
squarekara wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:05 am


It makes sense to call people up in evenly matched groups, but at my audition I was never aware of other people's test scores, or even my own. How did you guys come up with this theory? Is it based on what you observed during the mock game, or were participants openly discussing scores? Just curious.
Observational talking to the people around me after the test. I knew I did very well (like 47/50). The guy beside me sounded like he did almost the same. The guy behind me said he thought he did quite poorly. Low and behold, I was in the first group with the guy beside me. The guy who thought he did poorly was the very last person called up in the very last group.
One thing we haven't thought about:

We know TV lies to us all the time, maybe they aren't scoring the tests at all, but they are scoring "us"; they can always score the tests later to look and see if someone figured out how to cheat on the online test.
I guess they could have the room bugged and listen to our conversations and see what they can learn from that but that's getting into conspiracy theory they faked the moon landing level stuff :p
It's the souvenir pens and earbuds! Get them out of the house right now!
Ohhh farts :/

User avatar
OntarioQuizzer
Lots and Lots of Interviews
Posts: 1011
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:01 am

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:23 pm

squarekara wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:02 pm
It's the souvenir pens and earbuds! Get them out of the house right now!
Oh, THAT's why the earbuds sound so terrible.
Andy Saunders
Moderator, #JeopardyLivePanel
Host, Complete The List
J! Archive Founding Archivist
Site Admin - The Jeopardy! Fan

squarekara
LEGO my Ego
Posts: 549
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:49 am
Location: Land o' Lincoln

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by squarekara » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:34 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:23 pm
squarekara wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:02 pm
It's the souvenir pens and earbuds! Get them out of the house right now!
Oh, THAT's why the earbuds sound so terrible.
That and the microchip burrowing into your cochlea.

User avatar
triviawayne
On the Diving Board, Ready to Jump In
Posts: 1062
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:50 pm

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by triviawayne » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:15 pm

rouquinne wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:56 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:04 pm

One thing we haven't thought about:

We know TV lies to us all the time, maybe they aren't scoring the tests at all, but they are scoring "us"; they can always score the tests later to look and see if someone figured out how to cheat on the online test.
But at that point in the proceedings, they haven't talked to us much, so how can they really score the potential contestants?

I think they're simply reading through our applications, searching for red flags (assuming, of course, we all truthfully answered that question about felonies), and highlights in our anecdotes.
They’re good at what they do, they know what to look for, and they’re watching from the minute you get to the room. Then there’s whatever is in your application.
Total game show career losings = $171,522

User avatar
rouquinne
Swimming in the Jeopardy! Pool
Posts: 230
Joined: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:32 pm
Location: London, Canada

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by rouquinne » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:27 am

So... on Tuesday, they had us waiting in a different room before they came to take our photos and escort us to the testing room. Not much time to observe before we were "on".

;)

My application had a list of 57 names attached to it and Maggie asked me about my in-person and on-line friendships with those past players and champions. I don't know if that will hurt or help. For those of you reading this, I did say how lovely it is that y'all have accepted this "wannabe" as part of the Family!

:lol:

(No felonies!)

:lol:

User avatar
acthomas
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 279
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:29 pm
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Contact:

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by acthomas » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:04 pm

rouquinne wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:27 am
My application had a list of 57 names attached to it and Maggie asked me about my in-person and on-line friendships with those past players and champions. I don't know if that will hurt or help. For those of you reading this, I did say how lovely it is that y'all have accepted this "wannabe" as part of the Family!
And I thought it might be trouble that my list grew from 2 to 7 people at my last audition!

After TCONA this year and next, I imagine that number would probably go up dramatically.

User avatar
rouquinne
Swimming in the Jeopardy! Pool
Posts: 230
Joined: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:32 pm
Location: London, Canada

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by rouquinne » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:05 pm

Even my 57 pales in comparison to the list that Ontario Quizzer must have attached to his application!

:shock:

User avatar
dhkendall
Pursuing the Dream
Posts: 8745
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:49 am
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Contact:

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by dhkendall » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:41 pm

rouquinne wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:05 pm
Even my 57 pales in comparison to the list that Ontario Quizzer must have attached to his application!

:shock:
I had 72 on my list in 2015 (and at the time only one I’d met personally - and that was only a few weeks before), my list would probably be in the 90s now (with about half a dozen met). I really hope there’s a way to just shorten it by saying “I’m a member of the J! fan community” or something like that.

Speaking of OntarioQuizzer’s audition, this picture was posted on J!’s Facebook page from the Toronto auditions (and OQ’s way too down to earth and humble to share himself):
2FDEAF8E-882C-491B-873F-FB8ABACCF94F.jpeg
Toronto auditions
2FDEAF8E-882C-491B-873F-FB8ABACCF94F.jpeg (148.99 KiB) Viewed 2041 times
"Jeopardy! is two parts luck and one part luck" - Me

"The way to win on Jeopardy is to be a rabidly curious, information-omnivorous person your entire life." - Ken Jennings

NoWhammies10
Swimming in the Jeopardy! Pool
Posts: 223
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:49 pm
Location: Toronto, Ont.

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by NoWhammies10 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:48 pm

No joke, I sat in the chair to the left of Alex (camera right) at my audition. What a great photo!

User avatar
alietr
Site Admin
Posts: 5868
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:20 pm
Location: Bethesda, MD

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by alietr » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:52 pm

I wonder if Alex passed the test.

User avatar
Magna
Hooked on Jeopardy
Posts: 3033
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:37 pm

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Magna » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:56 pm

alietr wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:52 pm
I wonder if Alex passed the test.
I think a staged photo of him copying off his neighbor on the written test would be hilarious.

User avatar
rouquinne
Swimming in the Jeopardy! Pool
Posts: 230
Joined: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:32 pm
Location: London, Canada

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by rouquinne » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:31 pm

Y'all are hilarious!

:lol:

squarekara
LEGO my Ego
Posts: 549
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:49 am
Location: Land o' Lincoln

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by squarekara » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:16 am

BEYOND COOL that Alex dropped in on the Toronto audition. (At the Chicago tryouts last March, we were thrilled just to view his filmed greeting.) Did he read any clues, or was he only there to grill you guys about your criminal records?

User avatar
rouquinne
Swimming in the Jeopardy! Pool
Posts: 230
Joined: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:32 pm
Location: London, Canada

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by rouquinne » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:03 pm

No questions from the host, just a Q&A while Maggie and Ryan scored our written tests.

While I was sitting in the same chair as Andy, Alex didn't sit down with us for photos.
:cry:

But he shook hands with me on his way out, so I'm still wandering out among the stars somewhere....

:lol:

Stanislaus Jacob
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 326
Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:52 pm

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Stanislaus Jacob » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:47 pm

I wonder if there will be a new online test soon. Under the new biennial system it seems as if there should have been one last month or this month. Unless they have decided to go back to an annual event - I am sure they have enough great contestants from the last two groups to fill up the next five years if they wanted to.

User avatar
morbeedo
In Jeopardy! Limbo
Posts: 1522
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:58 pm

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by morbeedo » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:42 pm

Stanislaus Jacob wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:47 pm
I wonder if there will be a new online test soon. Under the new biennial system it seems as if there should have been one last month or this month. Unless they have decided to go back to an annual event - I am sure they have enough great contestants from the last two groups to fill up the next five years if they wanted to.
That’s so sweet of you to say :)
coming at you like an ex-president

Stanislaus Jacob
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 326
Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:52 pm

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Stanislaus Jacob » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:12 am

morbeedo wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:42 pm
Stanislaus Jacob wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:47 pm
I wonder if there will be a new online test soon. Under the new biennial system it seems as if there should have been one last month or this month. Unless they have decided to go back to an annual event - I am sure they have enough great contestants from the last two groups to fill up the next five years if they wanted to.
That’s so sweet of you to say :)
Well, Maggie herself has said that many times, even back in the days of the annual test. Perhaps under the new system they found an ever greater embarrassment of riches than they had expected.

User avatar
rouquinne
Swimming in the Jeopardy! Pool
Posts: 230
Joined: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:32 pm
Location: London, Canada

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by rouquinne » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:23 pm

Stanislaus Jacob wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:47 pm
I wonder if there will be a new online test soon. Under the new biennial system it seems as if there should have been one last month or this month. Unless they have decided to go back to an annual event - I am sure they have enough great contestants from the last two groups to fill up the next five years if they wanted to.
Maggie mentioned something about next March at my audition; not sure if the same information went to the other 3 Toronto sessions.

NoWhammies10
Swimming in the Jeopardy! Pool
Posts: 223
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:49 pm
Location: Toronto, Ont.

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by NoWhammies10 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:46 pm

I don't recall it coming up at mine (Tuesday 10am).

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: acthomas, AFRET CMS, Bob78164, bomtr, cheezguyty, davey, jeff6286, John Boy, NoName84, The Talking Mime and 36 guests