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Re: Not a Boardie, but ...

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:13 am
by seaborgium
tagNV wrote:... I have it on good authority that crossword constructor extraordinaire joon pahk will appear on J! on Monday, October 3rd.

I hope this doesn't mean they've hit their quota. ;)
Ooh, I think he's responsible for "Guess My Word," which DadofTwins got me semi-hooked on a few months ago. Probably the first non-boardie contestant I've heard of previously whom I haven't known personally!

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:14 am
by Suze
Nicky wrote:Suze and JBillyGirl, could you please tell me how Alex was during your tapings? Did he hobble or stand in the not usual places (for instance, was he always behind the mike, and not in front of the contestants during either the interviews or FJ!)
I mentioned it in the Trebek Injured thread, Nicky, and I think Jbillygirl discussed a bit of her taping observations in her Intros entry. But yes, Alex was much more stationary than usual. He stayed behind the podium for the interviews, and conducted his commercial-time audience chats from further upstage instead of down near the audience. A crew guy helped him hobble around a bit as needed. He was a real champ. I'm grateful he was there, when he obviously, physically, should have been staying off his feet. But mentally, he was the same old Alex. I'd be doped to the gills and passed out on a couch all day if I had his injury.

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:25 am
by jpahk
tagNV wrote:... I have it on good authority that crossword constructor extraordinaire joon pahk will appear on J! on Monday, October 3rd.

I hope this doesn't mean they've hit their quota. ;)
"extraordinaire" is hyperbolic, but the rest of your information is correct. thanks to suze for pointing this board out to me; we were on the same taping day (although i did not get drawn until the day after, hence my air date the following week). she and all the other contestants were simply delightful.
seaborgium wrote:Ooh, I think he's responsible for "Guess My Word," which DadofTwins got me semi-hooked on a few months ago. Probably the first non-boardie contestant I've heard of previously whom I haven't known personally!
glad you enjoy the game. was that you crowing about nailing my word in 6 guesses last sunday?

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:09 pm
by Budphrey
Best of retroactive success to the both of you!

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:58 pm
by Suze
Thank you, Bud. :)

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:14 am
by seaborgium
jpahk wrote:glad you enjoy the game. was that you crowing about nailing my word in 6 guesses last sunday?
Ha, yes! My history gives me plenty of reason to be humble about my performance, so when things went better I had to preserve it somehow!

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:15 am
by Suze
jpahk wrote:
tagNV wrote:... I have it on good authority that crossword constructor extraordinaire joon pahk will appear on J! on Monday, October 3rd.

I hope this doesn't mean they've hit their quota. ;)
"extraordinaire" is hyperbolic, but the rest of your information is correct. thanks to suze for pointing this board out to me; we were on the same taping day (although i did not get drawn until the day after, hence my air date the following week). she and all the other contestants were simply delightful.
seaborgium wrote:Ooh, I think he's responsible for "Guess My Word," which DadofTwins got me semi-hooked on a few months ago. Probably the first non-boardie contestant I've heard of previously whom I haven't known personally!
glad you enjoy the game. was that you crowing about nailing my word in 6 guesses last sunday?
JOON! How did I miss you posting there? I swear that post wasn't there when I looked at this thread last. Dumb blonde moment.

Joon is a wicked nice guy. I've got to check out his puzzles now.

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:50 am
by Rex Kramer
Suze wrote:JOON! How did I miss you posting there? I swear that post wasn't there when I looked at this thread last. Dumb blonde moment.

Joon is a wicked nice guy. I've got to check out his puzzles now.
Glad to hear that Joon is a nice guy in person, as he is a raging tyrant on the cruciverb-l crossword construction mailing list.

(Just kidding. :) He is quite down to earth, helpful, and enviably creative.)

Question for all you recent contestants: Did any of the contestant coordinators say anything about the official Sony Jeopardy! message boards, or about JBoard.tv? Are they still keeping tabs on us?

Rex

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:19 am
by jbillygirl
Rex Kramer wrote:Question for all you recent contestants: Did any of the contestant coordinators say anything about the official Sony Jeopardy! message boards, or about JBoard.tv? Are they still keeping tabs on us?

Rex
Zero. Zip. Nada. As best I can recall. I have no idea if they are watching us or not, but I heard no evidence of same.

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:28 am
by Suze
It never came up. I'm guessing the major Sony hack is not something the employees are encouraged to discuss with contestants.

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:28 pm
by jpahk
Suze wrote:JOON! How did I miss you posting there? I swear that post wasn't there when I looked at this thread last. Dumb blonde moment.
it wasn't. since i'm a new member, one of the mods had to approve the post before it showed up, but then it got slotted back in chronologically after the fact.

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:29 pm
by dhkendall
Rex Kramer wrote:Question for all you recent contestants: Did any of the contestant coordinators say anything about the official Sony Jeopardy! message boards, or about JBoard.tv? Are they still keeping tabs on us?

Rex
Perhaps it's because Sony is down and I can't confirm, but before The Crash, did the CCs talk about the Sony board a lot, and clearly indicate that someone's online reputation preceded them when they got to Culver City and/or their audition?

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:45 am
by Rex Kramer
dhkendall wrote:Perhaps it's because Sony is down and I can't confirm, but before The Crash, did the CCs talk about the Sony board a lot, and clearly indicate that someone's online reputation preceded them when they got to Culver City and/or their audition?
I don't remember hearing about the CCs spontaneously bringing up the Sony board, but they did respond when contestants brought it up in the Green Room. My impression was that they were not gathering information about contestants before they arrived in Culver City, but that they were just curious about the discussions about the daily games and the reactions to and comments by contestants once they appeared on the show. I think it's safe to say, for example -- unless someone else here knows otherwise -- that TPTB found out about Jeff Kirby's unauthorized return to the show when they read the discussion about it on the Sony boards. I'm certain it's safe to say that the CCs knew which players returning for ToCs had been active Boardies.

Rex

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:43 am
by Suze
jpahk wrote:
Suze wrote:JOON! How did I miss you posting there? I swear that post wasn't there when I looked at this thread last. Dumb blonde moment.
it wasn't. since i'm a new member, one of the mods had to approve the post before it showed up, but then it got slotted back in chronologically after the fact.
It happened again. WITCHCRAFT!

(Heh, I didn't know post-screening was turned on here for anyone.)

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:53 pm
by econgator
Suze wrote:
jpahk wrote:
Suze wrote:JOON! How did I miss you posting there? I swear that post wasn't there when I looked at this thread last. Dumb blonde moment.
it wasn't. since i'm a new member, one of the mods had to approve the post before it showed up, but then it got slotted back in chronologically after the fact.
It happened again. WITCHCRAFT!

(Heh, I didn't know post-screening was turned on here for anyone.)
We try to approve them as quickly as possible, but yeah, it can make for some "missed" posts.

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:03 pm
by Rafferty Barnes
dhkendall wrote: Perhaps it's because Sony is down and I can't confirm, but before The Crash, did the CCs talk about the Sony board a lot, and clearly indicate that someone's online reputation preceded them when they got to Culver City and/or their audition?
This is a direct quote, when I checked that it wouldn't be a problem that GeoPETom and I were both regulars here before we played each other, "we don't care what happens on the boards".

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:14 pm
by dhkendall
Rafferty Barnes wrote:
dhkendall wrote: Perhaps it's because Sony is down and I can't confirm, but before The Crash, did the CCs talk about the Sony board a lot, and clearly indicate that someone's online reputation preceded them when they got to Culver City and/or their audition?
This is a direct quote, when I checked that it wouldn't be a problem that GeoPETom and I were both regulars here before we played each other, "we don't care what happens on the boards".
Strange, I'm sure I remember Gneq/gnash/Sven not being allowed to play until Pastor Dave was off because of their boardie status - it may be from them knowing each other on another website, but I think they'd care even less about a non-Sony site.

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:38 am
by seaborgium
dhkendall wrote:Strange, I'm sure I remember Gneq/gnash/Sven not being allowed to play until Pastor Dave was off because of their boardie status - it may be from them knowing each other on another website, but I think they'd care even less about a non-Sony site.
They'd actually played trivia games online against each other--rather extensively, I believe.

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:54 pm
by bigbor
Add me to the list of boardies who will appear this season. I taped today and my show will be broadcast October 25.

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:56 pm
by MarkBarrett
bigbor wrote:Add me to the list of boardies who will appear this season. I taped today and my show will be broadcast October 25.
Congrats and thanks for sharing the exciting news.