Petition - Simple Machines and Compound Machines

Should Simple Machines and Compound Machines have separate threads?

Yes, separate
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No, keep them together
13
26%
 
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Petition - Simple Machines and Compound Machines

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » March 19th, 2015, 3:42 pm

Should Simple Machines and Compound Machines have separate threads in the Lab Events Forum AND the Question Marathon?

EDIT: There's an obvious trend... Keep voting!
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Re: Petition - Simple Machines and Compound Machines

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » March 27th, 2015, 12:25 pm

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:Should Simple Machines and Compound Machines have separate threads in the Lab Events Forum AND the Question Marathon?

EDIT: There's an obvious trend... Keep voting!
16 votes! I guess that's that. Separate for the win!

EDIT: Please explain your choice below:
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Re: Petition - Simple Machines and Compound Machines

Post by mjcox2000 » April 5th, 2015, 9:09 am

Personally, I see no reason to separate them. They both focus on the same topic (classical mechanics); Compound just covers more aspects of the topic. Can someone explain why they think the events should have separate threads? I don't see the reasoning behind it.
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Re: Petition - Simple Machines and Compound Machines

Post by samlan16 » April 5th, 2015, 9:14 am

mjcox2000 wrote:Personally, I see no reason to separate them. They both focus on the same topic (classical mechanics); Compound just covers more aspects of the topic. Can someone explain why they think the events should have separate threads? I don't see the reasoning behind it.
I guess it's because they have different names, lol.
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Re: Petition - Simple Machines and Compound Machines

Post by Unome » April 5th, 2015, 9:42 am

mjcox2000 wrote:Personally, I see no reason to separate them. They both focus on the same topic (classical mechanics); Compound just covers more aspects of the topic. Can someone explain why they think the events should have separate threads? I don't see the reasoning behind it.
I would agree; I've gotten a lot of useful info from the Div C people that's applicable in Div B.
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Re: Petition - Simple Machines and Compound Machines

Post by zyzzyva980 » April 5th, 2015, 3:51 pm

We'll take this into consideration for the next year that the events are in the rotation, but don't count on any changes. The events are too similar to justify having separate threads. Look at anatomy & physiology -- C division does have some extra stuff, but the same basic concepts are the same. Simple/Compound Machines are in the same boat. C has some extra stuff, but the basic concepts are the same. I understand where you're coming from, though.
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Re: Petition - Simple Machines and Compound Machines

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » April 6th, 2015, 12:43 pm

Still, compound machines are at least noticeably much more complicated than simple machines. Trying to be subtle here. ;)

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Re: Petition - Simple Machines and Compound Machines

Post by zyzzyva980 » April 6th, 2015, 9:18 pm

And who says that's a bad thing? If you practice above your level, you'll be great when you go back down to the actual competition level. Everything will seem so easy.
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Re: Petition - Simple Machines and Compound Machines

Post by Unome » April 7th, 2015, 9:45 am

zyzzyva980 wrote:And who says that's a bad thing? If you practice above your level, you'll be great when you go back down to the actual competition level. Everything will seem so easy.
Exactly. That's how I've learned a lot of stuff here (especially on friction, which I didn't know at all before this year).
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Re: Petition - Simple Machines and Compound Machines

Post by Royalreter » April 15th, 2015, 7:20 pm

I do think at least the question marathons should be separate though, so Div C people don't have to waste time reading Div B questions and Div B people can practice at whichever level they want. Also, someone in Div C who wants to post a question might not be able to if the current question is Div B and has been unanswered for a while.
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