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Re: New York 2020

Post by Anomaly » March 8th, 2020, 5:01 pm

I don't think you guys could legally call it a Science Olympiad Virtual State Competition. If you're doing such a thing you're gonna have to change the name most likely.

Also, severe lack of Division C tests on there. I would think there should be more seeing how most of the kids that dropped on here are div c anyways, so either keep is so its not restricted to alums or find a crap ton of alumni to help out with this.
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Re: New York 2020

Post by BennyTheJett » March 8th, 2020, 5:06 pm

Do you think Scioly cares? People write tests for the forums the same way they write for a competition: by calling an event by its name. I'm not sure of the copyright rules, but I see this as no different than sharing a large number of tests to the forums.
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Re: New York 2020

Post by builderguy135 » March 8th, 2020, 5:06 pm

Is it possible to open this "science competition" to schools of any state? just have a mega-nationals or something lol
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Re: New York 2020

Post by snowyowl » March 8th, 2020, 5:07 pm

NadiaT wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 4:48 pm
builderguy135 wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 4:20 pm
I'd suggest for Div C competitors to write for Div B, and alum to write for Div C. This would avoid any conflict of interest between the test writers and the competitors.
That's a great idea! We should see about organizing that.
Is there anything that Division B students could possibly help with (mainly eighth graders)?
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Re: New York 2020

Post by snowyowl » March 8th, 2020, 5:10 pm

Anomaly wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 5:01 pm
I don't think you guys could legally call it a Science Olympiad Virtual State Competition. If you're doing such a thing you're gonna have to change the name most likely.

Also, severe lack of Division C tests on there. I would think there should be more seeing how most of the kids that dropped on here are div c anyways, so either keep is so its not restricted to alums or find a crap ton of alumni to help out with this.
This is true, maybe the best option at this point is to try to contact our regional coordinators with our plan and see what they can do with it... they do have some influence.
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Re: New York 2020

Post by BennyTheJett » March 8th, 2020, 5:10 pm

You could cowrite a division B event you aren't in, or you could write for one you are and forfeit the right to "compete".
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Re: New York 2020

Post by ET2020 » March 8th, 2020, 5:10 pm

builderguy135 wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 4:58 pm
In my opinion, the test writer for each event should be the one that is the most qualified, not the first one to sign up.

Thank you @bennythejett!
That would be great, but how do you determine qualifications? National placements could be a start, but that is largely dependent on partners and which team you happen to be on. Perhaps if too many people sign up for an event, we can have some sort of process to determine qualifications. Anyway this is just for fun, so I don't think we should be too worried about it.
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Re: New York 2020

Post by snowyowl » March 8th, 2020, 5:13 pm

Can we create a combined forum thread so it is easier for us to collaborate? I have posted this on the Southern California thread also.
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Re: New York 2020

Post by snowyowl » March 8th, 2020, 5:13 pm

BennyTheJett wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 5:10 pm
You could cowrite a division B event you aren't in, or you could write for one you are and forfeit the right to "compete".
Thank you this is a good idea (obviously requiring review from a division C member)
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Re: New York 2020

Post by MacintoshJosh » March 8th, 2020, 5:14 pm

I think you should make the slots for test writers unlimited. Then once everyone has signed up start to dwindle the people to the more experienced or knowledgeable ones.
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