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Re: Quick Rules Q

Post by Robert K S » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:52 pm

I, for one, somewhat doubt that complete written rules covering all scenarios exist, and I especially doubt that they have existed since the start of the Trebek era. There are simply too many inconsistencies and uncertainties, as anyone who watches or archives old games can readily attest to.

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Re: Quick Rules Q

Post by triviawayne » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:08 pm

Golf wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:51 am
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:41 pm
Sounds like you are (the former, I mean). The paperwork has nothing of the ins and outs of a game of Jeopardy.
triviawayne wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:35 am
If you are on a show and you choose to ignore these instructions, well that's a you problem.
I find it interesting that both people you chose to lecture about supposedly not reading the rules have each won 6 figures on game shows. Perhaps they learned how to properly play the game instead of memorizing the rule book?
couldn't possibly be they are better at trivia could it...

and at what point in either show I've been on did I play improperly?
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Re: Quick Rules Q

Post by triviawayne » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:10 pm

Robert K S wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:52 pm
I, for one, somewhat doubt that complete written rules covering all scenarios exist, and I especially doubt that they have existed since the start of the Trebek era. There are simply too many inconsistencies and uncertainties, as anyone who watches or archives old games can readily attest to.
there would certainly be enough written to cover who goes first in a tie situation, as well as who gets 2nd place vs. 3rd place in a tie situation
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Re: Quick Rules Q

Post by Robert K S » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:37 pm

triviawayne wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:10 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:52 pm
I, for one, somewhat doubt that complete written rules covering all scenarios exist, and I especially doubt that they have existed since the start of the Trebek era. There are simply too many inconsistencies and uncertainties, as anyone who watches or archives old games can readily attest to.
there would certainly be enough written to cover who goes first in a tie situation, as well as who gets 2nd place vs. 3rd place in a tie situation
And I say, probably not, and almost certainly not since 1984, but until we get the pages, there's no way to prove either of us right or wrong.

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Re: Quick Rules Q

Post by triviawayne » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:50 pm

Robert K S wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:37 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:10 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:52 pm
I, for one, somewhat doubt that complete written rules covering all scenarios exist, and I especially doubt that they have existed since the start of the Trebek era. There are simply too many inconsistencies and uncertainties, as anyone who watches or archives old games can readily attest to.
there would certainly be enough written to cover who goes first in a tie situation, as well as who gets 2nd place vs. 3rd place in a tie situation
And I say, probably not, and almost certainly not since 1984, but until we get the pages, there's no way to prove either of us right or wrong.
because you think it "probably" makes more sense for nothing to be written regarding procedure for the payout of $2000 vs. $1000?
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Re: Quick Rules Q

Post by Robert K S » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:12 pm

If there was something written, why haven't contestants been able to get a straight answer from the contestant coordinators? Corina told me something that was later contradicted by the on-show consolation displays, meaning that if what she told me was true, there had to have been not one but two changes of that rule in the 2000s/2010s. You would think that if something was written, the contestant coordinators would have read it, and would be able to recite it chapter and verse, given all the questions they must get about this sort of thing, week in and week out.

We know with certainty that in March 1998 they just said "screw it" and awarded two players second place prize, even though if there were written rules back then to resolve ties among nonwinners they should have been able to figure out who was second and who was third. Do you really think that if two players today were tied at the end of all three rounds, we would be seeing two displays reading $2,000 on the lecterns at the end of the game?

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Re: Quick Rules Q

Post by jeff6286 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:37 pm

triviawayne wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:08 pm
Golf wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:51 am
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:41 pm
Sounds like you are (the former, I mean). The paperwork has nothing of the ins and outs of a game of Jeopardy.
triviawayne wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:35 am
If you are on a show and you choose to ignore these instructions, well that's a you problem.
I find it interesting that both people you chose to lecture about supposedly not reading the rules have each won 6 figures on game shows. Perhaps they learned how to properly play the game instead of memorizing the rule book?
couldn't possibly be they are better at trivia could it...

and at what point in either show I've been on did I play improperly?
Weren’t you competing on the show that had the largest prize in game show history, and you made the decision not to send yourself back to the chair to earn more money? This is a fuzzy memory from six years ago but as I recall you had the decision in your hands and basically chose not to give yourself a chance to secure your spot in the game. I’m sure you’ll tell me how I’m wrong.

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Re: Quick Rules Q

Post by triviawayne » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:29 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:37 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:08 pm
Golf wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:51 am
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:41 pm
Sounds like you are (the former, I mean). The paperwork has nothing of the ins and outs of a game of Jeopardy.
triviawayne wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:35 am
If you are on a show and you choose to ignore these instructions, well that's a you problem.
I find it interesting that both people you chose to lecture about supposedly not reading the rules have each won 6 figures on game shows. Perhaps they learned how to properly play the game instead of memorizing the rule book?
couldn't possibly be they are better at trivia could it...

and at what point in either show I've been on did I play improperly?
Weren’t you competing on the show that had the largest prize in game show history, and you made the decision not to send yourself back to the chair to earn more money? This is a fuzzy memory from six years ago but as I recall you had the decision in your hands and basically chose not to give yourself a chance to secure your spot in the game. I’m sure you’ll tell me how I’m wrong.
I was never Power player, so the choice was never mine to make.
Total game show career losings = $171,522

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Re: Quick Rules Q

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:58 pm

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The scores after the Jeopardy round, November 4, 1988. The question: Who picked first in DJ?

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It was Andrew. I assume because he had had the last correct response of the two tied players, but Alex didn't say one way or the other.

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