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Re: Write it Do it

Postby theoneandonly » July 13th, 2008, 2:08 pm

Yeah, they just made a clarification for that last year. I wouldn't risk it.
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Re: Write it Do it

Postby fleet130 » July 13th, 2008, 3:44 pm

You know, you could make a drawing for your directions that would go something like this:
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Paragraph 2.b states:
Symbols, drawings and diagrams are not allowed,
By your own words, what you propose IS a drawing or diagram!
Information expressed here is solely the opinion of the author. Any similarity to that of the management or any official instrument is purely coincidental! Doing Science Olympiad since 1987!

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Re: Write it Do it

Postby theoneandonly » July 13th, 2008, 5:00 pm

Thank you, fleet130.
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Re: Write it Do it

Postby Mr. Cool » July 14th, 2008, 2:58 pm

I'm a pretty good writer so I may do this event next year.
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Re: Write it Do it

Postby theoneandonly » July 14th, 2008, 4:18 pm

I'm a pretty good writer so I may do this event next year.
Make sure you find a good reader. Test out a few people with your writing.
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Re: Write it Do it

Postby eak227 » July 14th, 2008, 6:16 pm

Being a good writer in like an English class actually might be a hindrance rather than helping you be a good WIDI writer. This event is designed to be completely unlike Ex Design or other such events where good writing is the key. The key to this event is essentially using as poor of grammar as you possibly can. See strategy 4 of the wiki.

While this event does encourage communication between 2 people... it does kind of prohibit others from understanding, which is why I don't necessarily like the event. Good writers write in such a short hand form that while it is not technically a code, it may as well be for all the understanding other people would have.
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Postby theoneandonly » July 14th, 2008, 10:59 pm

The key to this event is essentially using as poor of grammar as you possibly can.
Yeah, eak227 and I gave up on written material lists and numbering from the start. My writing is absolutely terrible in quality, form, and grammar, but it's still an effective means of communicating how to build a device. I would definitely agree with you, Eth; the event ends up promoting seclusive communication rather than a means of communication most people can fully understand.
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Re: Write it Do it

Postby sachleen » July 17th, 2008, 12:19 pm

being online all the time, I think some people have the advantage of netspeak


An easy way to determine the IQ of the person you are talking to over the Internet. See chatspeak.
Person 1: howz r u 2day!!!!!!!111
Person 2: IQ is 41.

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yeah, i dunno how successful that would be, but not writing full words is helpful ;)

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Re: Write it Do it

Postby oh joy » July 17th, 2008, 12:38 pm

r @ signs, & signs and stuff allowed 2 b used in the competition if ur 2 lazy 2 write the real word?
내 호버크라프트는 장어로 가득 차 있어요

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Re: Write it Do it

Postby sachleen » July 17th, 2008, 12:40 pm

r @ signs, & signs and stuff allowed 2 b used in the competition if ur 2 lazy 2 write the real word?
thats exactly what i mean. :twisted: hehe althought it took me 2 reads to understand it :lol:


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