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Can't make it competitive because you can't control everyone's testing environment. Someone could take the tests with a dummy account on a first pass and then blaze through with 100% correct on a second go.

Not to say we can't ask questions - there, asking a question points the way to future research and the fun of exploration.

Keeping it free and open to all ages - and all times - allows for people to join in when they have the time and to be inactive when they're busy.
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Competitions and Scores / Re: Nationals 2020
« Last post by zzzptm on April 01, 2020, 02:25:14 PM »
Not being able to all get together is a bum deal. That's part of the great fun of nationals, even if you don't compete!
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Competitions and Scores / Re: Nationals 2020
« Last post by Famesh_Patel on March 31, 2020, 11:17:31 PM »
Nats is unfortunately going to be like Cali States this year. Not that I'm going, but it sucks for all the high performing teams.
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Thank you for the great response. Yes those are actually all things we have to take into account to make it an adult competition. Why can we not make it competitve tho. I agree we cant feasibly all take the same test, however we could still have scores based on each group of tests. Basically regionals but based on which batch of tests you use. We were thinking about if it should be free or not and basically depends on how we get resources. We could do what USAD did earlier with just independent research and we were also thinking of just using topics that are way much more relatable with college students like econ is very relatable and etc (still figuring out the kinks). Also we don't really expect to expand past undergrad because thats when schedules get really hectic. Also just curious - what state did you compete/coach in? We have a bunch of people on the discord trying to come up with ideas, but since its really a arduous task, there hasnt been a ton of contribution after the initial push to start this.
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Competitions and Scores / Re: Nationals 2020
« Last post by Dan on March 31, 2020, 01:08:47 PM »
I wish this had a "like" button. I could go for a year of "world peace".
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Competitions and Scores / Re: Nationals 2020
« Last post by zzzptm on March 31, 2020, 11:07:36 AM »
You are so right, and it is as if the theme this year was a jinx.

Did we have an outbreak last time we studied infectious diseases?

Maybe AcDec should pick "world peace" for a topic, that would be nice to have for a year.
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Competitions and Scores / Re: Nationals 2020
« Last post by Dan on March 30, 2020, 08:29:29 PM »
You are so right, and it is as if the theme this year was a jinx.
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Competitions and Scores / Re: Nationals 2020
« Last post by zzzptm on March 29, 2020, 10:19:00 AM »
Evrything is rescheduled for omline. It will be like oththlon without the super quiz. Right now it looks like May 7th will be essay and art and May 13th for the rest of it. Subject to change of course.

Kind of a crazy finish for a year with the particular topic focus that it had... And it's got to be eerie, not being able to be with the teams the way they're usually all together, cramming and studying.
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Competitions and Scores / Re: Nationals 2020
« Last post by Dan on March 27, 2020, 08:09:55 PM »
Evrything is rescheduled for omline. It will be like oththlon without the super quiz. Right now it looks like May 7th will be essay and art and May 13th for the rest of it. Subject to change of course.
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Competitions and Scores / Nationals 2020
« Last post by zzzptm on March 23, 2020, 10:36:30 AM »
Just wondering... will these be all online or totally canceled? Or rescheduled?
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