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Yeah, I've got to accept I'm getting relegated...five games of glory...15 of massive beatdown. 97 correct answers against -and four games still to go- so my ..."record" of 105 is easily going to get stomped.
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Apparently "silicone" was accepted for the silicon/aluminum question which required two elements. How are you supposed to be able to put up an informed defense when clearly wrong answers are being allowed.

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econgator wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:16 pm
Apparently "silicone" was accepted for the silicon/aluminum question which required two elements. How are you supposed to be able to put up an informed defense when clearly wrong answers are being allowed.
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econgator wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:16 pm
Apparently "silicone" was accepted for the silicon/aluminum question which required two elements. How are you supposed to be able to put up an informed defense when clearly wrong answers are being allowed.
Poor spelling is allowed. I know silicone is something different from silicon, but also a reasonble misspelling of silicon. This decision is consistent with lots of previous rulings.

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boson wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:32 pm
econgator wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:16 pm
Apparently "silicone" was accepted for the silicon/aluminum question which required two elements. How are you supposed to be able to put up an informed defense when clearly wrong answers are being allowed.
Poor spelling is allowed. I know silicone is something different from silicon, but also a reasonble misspelling of silicon. This decision is consistent with lots of previous rulings.
I realize that he has sole discretion of what he considers correct, but this is like saying that John Q Adams is a reasonable misspelling of John Adams when asking for the 2nd president or Revelations for Revelation It's still wrong and it's BS.

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Anyone else having a roller coaster of a season? Here's my tally of correct answers so far in LL85:
MDs 1-5: 26. 2-0-3
MDs 6-10: 18. 0-4-1
MDs 11-15: 28. 4-0-1
MDs 16-20: 11. 1-3-1.

And on MD21 I pull a 6-pack. I know, A Rundle problems, but... almost makes me wonder if Thorsten doesn't break up the question sets into groups of five weighted by difficulty. Eleven right in five days might be my worst week ever. (Turns out I started LL60 in a similar funk, but one of those was a forfeit.)
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reddpen wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:51 pm
Anyone else having a roller coaster of a season? Here's my tally of correct answers so far in LL85:
MDs 1-5: 26
MDs 6-10: 18
MDs 11-15: 28
MDs 16-20: 11
Not me. Other than the last "week", I've been pretty consistent: 18, 18, 19, 11. My CAA seems to follow your pattern a bit closer, though: 20, 18, 22, 11.

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econgator wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:47 pm
boson wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:32 pm
econgator wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:16 pm
Apparently "silicone" was accepted for the silicon/aluminum question which required two elements. How are you supposed to be able to put up an informed defense when clearly wrong answers are being allowed.
Poor spelling is allowed. I know silicone is something different from silicon, but also a reasonble misspelling of silicon. This decision is consistent with lots of previous rulings.
I realize that he has sole discretion of what he considers correct, but this is like saying that John Q Adams is a reasonable misspelling of John Adams when asking for the 2nd president or Revelations for Revelation It's still wrong and it's BS.
Stated on the message board that silica was also accepted. Thorsten must have anticipated these answers and decided beforehand that they would all be accepted. I wonder whether anyone answered and was credited for alum.... Well, not really.

How about if somebody wild guessed "elements 13 and 14", having no idea what they are? Ok, I'm being silly, but that's a better answer, even if it's not exactly in the spirit of the question.

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reddpen wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:51 pm
Anyone else having a roller coaster of a season? Here's my tally of correct answers so far in LL85:
MDs 1-5: 26
MDs 6-10: 18
MDs 11-15: 28
MDs 16-20: 11

And on MD21 I pull a 6-pack. I know, A Rundle problems, but... almost makes me wonder if Thorsten doesn't break up the question sets into groups of five weighted by difficulty. Eleven right in five days might be my worst week ever. (Turns out I started LL60 in a similar funk, but one of those was a forfeit.)
When I read this post, I expected something along the same lines, but it turned out to be 24-24-24-21. I'm having my second worst season for Qpct in my personal history, and I am in 1st place in A Continental. Huh.

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I was judged to be correct with “silica.” Science isn’t my strongest area but I was able to see si-al & went from there. I’m in 4th place in my rundle. I hope it’s a ton of geography next week!

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bomtr wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:15 pm
reddpen wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:51 pm
Anyone else having a roller coaster of a season? Here's my tally of correct answers so far in LL85:
MDs 1-5: 26
MDs 6-10: 18
MDs 11-15: 28
MDs 16-20: 11

And on MD21 I pull a 6-pack. I know, A Rundle problems, but... almost makes me wonder if Thorsten doesn't break up the question sets into groups of five weighted by difficulty. Eleven right in five days might be my worst week ever. (Turns out I started LL60 in a similar funk, but one of those was a forfeit.)
When I read this post, I expected something along the same lines, but it turned out to be 24-24-24-21. I'm having my second worst season for Qpct in my personal history, and I am in 1st place in A Continental. Huh.
28-26-25-18

Best season ever, but rapidly turning south. This isn't a roller coaster but a steep hill going sown and I'm doing what I can to hold up. 4 more days to stay in championship qualifying, and keep my goal qpct, but a couple more theatre or tv questions and it will all be over.

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Since we all appreciate statistical analysis ... 26-22-26-15

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Very close to mine, Andy. 25-22-25-18. Perhaps interestingly, my records for those four periods were 2-3,3-1-1, 3-1-1 and 1-3-1, respectively.

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Johnblue wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:23 pm
I was judged to be correct with “silica.” Science isn’t my strongest area but I was able to see si-al & went from there. I’m in 4th place in my rundle. I hope it’s a ton of geography next week!
Silica is a lot better derivative answer than silicone. Geologically speaking, the heavy hitters are magnesium and aluminum silicates with various substitutions of other light elements and various degrees of hydration and hydroxylation. Silicone, however, is reserved for production of other types of mountains.
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25-26-26-18. 3-2-0/2-2-1/3-0-2/3-2-0
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26-23-27-20
2-2-1
3-2-0
3-0-2
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23-25-17-13
1-3-1
1-3-1
0-4-1
1-2-2

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From a C rundler....
17-19-19-12
2-3
2-2-1
3-2
1-3-1

4 days left and I'm 3 points clear of relegation...

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21-17-17-14
3-2-0
2-3-0
1-3-1
2-2-1

4 points separate 5th from 17th, so almost anyone can end up relegated.

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For the Q about Fiji, I think someone here mentioned it ages ago, but an app called World Geography helped me. It's drilled in my brain that the 3 official languages are English, Hindi, and Fijian, so I figured it had to be India. That app has helped quite a bit for other things, too. I'd suggest it--simplistic and effective!

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from the depths of a D rundle:

15-15-17-9

With only 2 wins, the W/L is irrelevant. I get thumped on good days and bad days :). The players get their A game up against me. My CAA leads the rundle with 78, vs the next highest of 70 and an average of 62.
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