The End of the SHC?

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The End of the SHC?

Post by alietr » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:35 am

I haven't seen anything yet and there's only a few weeks to go, so I assume it's over?

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Re: The End of the SHC?

Post by triviawayne » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:21 am

SHC?

Seven Honorable Congresspersons? Overestimate much?
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Re: The End of the SHC?

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:37 am

triviawayne wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:21 am
SHC?

Seven Honorable Congresspersons? Overestimate much?
#88: http://shc2017.gregorygauthier.com/standings.php

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Re: The End of the SHC?

Post by triviawayne » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:45 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:37 am
triviawayne wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:21 am
SHC?

Seven Honorable Congresspersons? Overestimate much?
#88: http://shc2017.gregorygauthier.com/standings.php
forgot about it. didn't do it last year because I was too busy.
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Re: The End of the SHC?

Post by opusthepenguin » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:20 pm

triviawayne wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:21 am
SHC?

Seven Honorable Congresspersons? Overestimate much?
Short Hadron Collider. Some boardies like to get together and do particle physics over the summer.

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Re: The End of the SHC?

Post by John Boy » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:41 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:20 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:21 am
SHC?

Seven Honorable Congresspersons? Overestimate much?
Short Hadron Collider. Some boardies like to get together and do particle physics over the summer.
Good to know, for those of us who occasionally find ourselves with atoms we need smashed.... :roll:

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Re: The End of the SHC?

Post by morbeedo » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:27 pm

I’ve enjoyed playing and writing questions the last 2 years

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Re: The End of the SHC?

Post by rjaguar3 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:25 am

I've been a bit busy with my job, but I've been working on some questions for this year (although I'm a bit behind the pace I'd like to be).

I'd like to have a 15th edition this year. However, given my other responsibilities, the 2019 SHC may be shorter or a different format than previous years.

If you're interested in submitting a guest category, the form is available here. Also, let me know if you're interested in being a host or editor.

I'll keep you updated.

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Re: The End of the SHC?

Post by rjaguar3 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:19 pm

So after much consideration, I've decided not to run the Summer Hiatus Challenge myself this year. Given my other responsibilities, I don't have the time (or interest) to write 30 to 50 categories as I've done in previous years.

If there is somebody or a group that wants to run the SHC (or a smaller-scale competition along those lines), I'd be glad to offer my support with the scoring program and website, editing, and other tools I've created over the years.

I'm very grateful to have had the opportunity to help run the SHC for four years with such a supportive group of players. Thank you.

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Re: The End of the SHC?

Post by alietr » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:26 pm

rjaguar3 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:19 pm
So after much consideration, I've decided not to run the Summer Hiatus Challenge myself this year. Given my other responsibilities, I don't have the time (or interest) to write 30 to 50 categories as I've done in previous years.

If there is somebody or a group that wants to run the SHC (or a smaller-scale competition along those lines), I'd be glad to offer my support with the scoring program and website, editing, and other tools I've created over the years.

I'm very grateful to have had the opportunity to help run the SHC for four years with such a supportive group of players. Thank you.
And we appreciate what you have done for us in previous years. Thank you once again.

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Re: The End of the SHC?

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:33 pm

alietr wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:26 pm
rjaguar3 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:19 pm
So after much consideration, I've decided not to run the Summer Hiatus Challenge myself this year. Given my other responsibilities, I don't have the time (or interest) to write 30 to 50 categories as I've done in previous years.

If there is somebody or a group that wants to run the SHC (or a smaller-scale competition along those lines), I'd be glad to offer my support with the scoring program and website, editing, and other tools I've created over the years.

I'm very grateful to have had the opportunity to help run the SHC for four years with such a supportive group of players. Thank you.
And we appreciate what you have done for us in previous years. Thank you once again.
Yes, indeed.

There are enough people here who can write a category with 5 or 6 clues. Make it a requirement to play. One simple suggestion I would make is to shorten the whole thing by one week. Five weeks of regular play July 29 - August 30. The ToC is the first week of September for the 6th and final week having it done before S36 begins on Sept. 9th.

That's less clues/categories/scoring needed.

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Re: The End of the SHC?

Post by Robert K S » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:10 am

I haven't played SHC in many years but I always found it disconcerting from an OCD perspective that it continued after the SH. So I am onboard with shortening it so that it ends before the new season starts. I will try to contribute a quality category or three to the posted webform.

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Re: The End of the SHC?

Post by DadofTwins » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:11 pm

Just chiming in to say I very much appreciate all of the effort put in to keeping this particular tradition going. Life has taken me in other directions, but I'm glad rjaguar3 and others have kept the flame burning. I probably won't be able to participate much (if at all) this year, but I'm willing to help as life and time allow.

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Re: The End of the SHC?

Post by cinemaniax7 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:29 pm

I would be on board to write a few categories if it would help. A truncated version actually sounds good.

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Re: The End of the SHC?

Post by Peachbox » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:24 pm

I'll submit a couple of categories to the form, in case we do get a shortened SHC going this year.

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Re: The End of the SHC?

Post by Robert K S » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:43 pm

Upthread rjaguar says he won't be doing it. When I asked him about the response to his form, only a few categories had been submitted.

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Re: The End of the SHC?

Post by Ironhorse » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:35 pm

Maybe a couple people could step up to host TDs?
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