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Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Post by mennoknight » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:58 am

boson wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:23 pm
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Congrats to the boardies doing well in the 1Ds! I'm crashing and burning on nearly every one. I've overthought so many questions since the regular season has ended, but I'm having a lot of fun watching others kick butt.
Indeed. Does TomK win everything, or does it just seem that way? congrats!
He's somethin. I had a real leg up on that British Columbia 1DS. Had a hard time figuring out which questions to money, because I didn't have to think about a single one, but I guess it worked out. Finally, a benefit to growing up in Canada's best province!
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Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Post by Blue Lion » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:54 pm

chris311fan wrote:
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Unfortunately, I have not unlocked the ability to reply to your PM. Name : Chris Konicki email: Jetsfankonicki@gmail.com

thanks very much

you may reach out to me via that email as well!
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Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Post by boson » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:26 pm

mennoknight wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:58 am
boson wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:23 pm
Troydozzy wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:38 pm
Congrats to the boardies doing well in the 1Ds! I'm crashing and burning on nearly every one. I've overthought so many questions since the regular season has ended, but I'm having a lot of fun watching others kick butt.
Indeed. Does TomK win everything, or does it just seem that way? congrats!
He's somethin. I had a real leg up on that British Columbia 1DS. Had a hard time figuring out which questions to money, because I didn't have to think about a single one, but I guess it worked out. Finally, a benefit to growing up in Canada's best province!
Congrats on that one! I was a tester, so didn't compete on it. I lived there for 5 years in the 90s, so I would have done ok, but I was clueless on several - good job.

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Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Post by This Is Kirk! » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:44 am

Well this is disappointing. I ran the Murder Ballads one day and thought I had a chance to win it. I ended up in 16th place. I was dead last among those that got all 12 right. I actually got beat by someone who only got 9!

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Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Post by zerobandwidth » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:16 am

I just clicked on the "NASCAR" 1D and was surprised to find I'm eligible to submit responses. So I did. And then got wrong one of the questions I'd tagged as a "money" question. LOL DERP. Oh well.
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Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Post by econgator » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:17 am

zerobandwidth wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:16 am
I just clicked on the "NASCAR" 1D and was surprised to find I'm eligible to submit responses.
They're open to everyone.

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Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Post by zerobandwidth » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:31 am

econgator wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:17 am
zerobandwidth wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:16 am
I just clicked on the "NASCAR" 1D and was surprised to find I'm eligible to submit responses.
They're open to everyone.
Maybe I was thinking of the mini-leagues that didn't open immediately to rookies. Derp.
Boy, this bodes well for me in LL75, doesn't it? :lol:
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Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:39 am

econgator wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:17 am
zerobandwidth wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:16 am
I just clicked on the "NASCAR" 1D and was surprised to find I'm eligible to submit responses.
They're open to everyone.
I assume his surprise comes from the fact that he'll be a new rookie in the upcoming QQ75. Yes, once your membership is live, you'll be able to play 1-Days, and it's a good idea to do so, to get a feel for how the website interface works. I don't know if your scores will be available, or if your answers will be counted towards moneying, though. I'm sure Thorsten has addressed this on the website somewhere at some point, but I can't find it.

One piece of advice I recommend to you as a new Rookie, check any box that will email you your answers. You will have questions about either what your response was, or whether a question was reworded/corrected after you saw it.

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Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:40 pm

zerobandwidth wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:16 am
I just clicked on the "NASCAR" 1D and was surprised to find I'm eligible to submit responses. So I did. And then got wrong one of the questions I'd tagged as a "money" question. LOL DERP. Oh well.
No shame in that. The money questions are so important you really need to take a chance on some of them you're not sure about if you want to score well.

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Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Post by zerobandwidth » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:21 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:39 am
I assume his surprise comes from the fact that he'll be a new rookie in the upcoming QQ75. Yes, once your membership is live, you'll be able to play 1-Days, and it's a good idea to do so, to get a feel for how the website interface works. I don't know if your scores will be available, or if your answers will be counted towards moneying, though. I'm sure Thorsten has addressed this on the website somewhere at some point, but I can't find it.

One piece of advice I recommend to you as a new Rookie, check any box that will email you your answers. You will have questions about either what your response was, or whether a question was reworded/corrected after you saw it.
Good advice, thanks.

I see the scores are posted and I'm not among them. Womp womp. Oh well. I would have had:
60 0 15 32 15 15 44 49 15 15 15 0 = 275 (10/12) for a share of 173rd place (60%) :lol:
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Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:22 am

zerobandwidth wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:21 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:39 am
I assume his surprise comes from the fact that he'll be a new rookie in the upcoming QQ75. Yes, once your membership is live, you'll be able to play 1-Days, and it's a good idea to do so, to get a feel for how the website interface works. I don't know if your scores will be available, or if your answers will be counted towards moneying, though. I'm sure Thorsten has addressed this on the website somewhere at some point, but I can't find it.

One piece of advice I recommend to you as a new Rookie, check any box that will email you your answers. You will have questions about either what your response was, or whether a question was reworded/corrected after you saw it.
Good advice, thanks.

I see the scores are posted and I'm not among them. Womp womp. Oh well. I would have had:
60 0 15 32 15 15 44 49 15 15 15 0 = 275 (10/12) for a share of 173rd place (60%) :lol:
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Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Post by seaborgium » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:37 am

I participated in 1DS Novelty Music 2, got 9 right, and finished in 51st place, which is satisfying enough. But ideal moneying would have meant an 8th place finish! Such is the lament of a player who is unwilling to money wild guesses that turn out to be right.
(These threeShow
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, Penny Arcade, and Crazy Frog
were my correct wild guesses, and the last two were in the top 5 missed of the ones I got right.)

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Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Post by This Is Kirk! » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:53 am

I could have won the Defunct One-Day if I'd had the resolve to money LearnedLeague. :|

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Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Post by Woof » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:39 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
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I could have won the Defunct One-Day if I'd had the resolve to money LearnedLeague. :|
I just saw that post on the LL site. On the Bats 1DS I could've finished in the top 10 with better moneying, but alas...

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Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:56 pm

Anyone else interested in joining a private rundle? I'm the odd one out right now in one.
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Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Post by RandyG » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:41 am

1stlvlthinker wrote:
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Anyone else interested in joining a private rundle? I'm the odd one out right now in one.
Sure. PM me the rundle name and reg code.
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Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Post by Woof » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:56 am

I'm happy to join a Private Rundle, too

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Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:23 pm

I sent the first invite to RandyG. If we need another person to even it out, I'll send it to you as well.
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Post by RandyG » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:15 pm

Woof wrote:
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I'm happy to join a Private Rundle, too
Now I'm the odd man out... sending you the invite info via PM.
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Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Post by seaborgium » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:09 pm

I was able to work out all twelve correct answers in the Fully Palindromic 1DS (I think that's only the third time I've gone 12/12 in a 1DS, and I won the other two), but alas, one of my moneys was outside of the top five missed, and so instead of tying for first, I tied for 98th. I thought "Amen" was obscure enough that people wouldn't know it, and short enough that it would be hard to derive, but on second glance, the fact that its reverse was contained entirely in one of the less obscure answers (indeed, the least missed of the quiz) should have steered me away from it. I guess I overestimated how well-known "sui generis" was, also.

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