The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Post by crazibanana_51 » January 26th, 2009, 3:40 pm

Like I said I would but then my coach would eat my soul and there are plenty of sporty nerds at my school to take my place.
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Post by rocketman1555 » January 26th, 2009, 5:06 pm

its not like they're going to stop the event because people are complaining on a student chat site
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Post by eaodon7747 » January 26th, 2009, 5:58 pm

wow...i agree pentathlon isnt so good but its no use...this sdp....
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Post by andrewwski » January 26th, 2009, 6:07 pm

rocketman1555 wrote:its not like they're going to stop the event because people are complaining on a student chat site
Exactly.

And even if a few regions boycotted it or something, do you think anyone else would notice?

Hardly.

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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Post by crazibanana_51 » January 26th, 2009, 6:08 pm

I have to agree with that. If your coaches don't go along with it they'll just find someone to replace you. I know thats what mine would do.
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Post by dickyjones » January 26th, 2009, 6:38 pm

Cartels don't work, but I appreciate the effort anyways. Seems like a pretty crappy event. Maybe if you got your coaches to talk to main people in your state who talk to people who go to that one national convention where they pick events, you could have some indirect effect on the choosing of the events next year. But I even doubt that...good luck anyways!
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Post by crabnebula143 » January 26th, 2009, 6:40 pm

I think that coaches wouldn't risk getting DQ'd/risking to not go to states/nationals just because a bunch of kids thought the event was stupid. Personally, I would go ahead + get the points, no matter how stupid the event.

But someone could complain to soinc.org + petition that pentatholon isn't itellectually stimulating... or something like that... + ask if Pentatholon be discontinuated next year/in the future. :geek: :ugeek:
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Post by sciolykid101 » January 26th, 2009, 7:36 pm

This event has been in SciOly history before.
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Post by dudeincolorado » January 26th, 2009, 9:37 pm

Yeah but that was back when SO was used as like a make science fun instead of compete against other people. If i was really annoyed with this event I would try to POLITELY contact the high person involved with SO you know.
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Post by ichaelm » January 27th, 2009, 2:00 pm

I think that there is about a 99% chance (or more) that this will go nowhere. I still want to at least try though. If nothing happens, oh well, it was just for fun or whatever.

Also, it's not like I told my coaches that I'm just not going to do Pentathlon. That's only if we can get everyone in the region to participate. If we can't (again, 99%), then I'll be in Pentathlon (because my coaches put me in it).

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