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Post by pikachu4919 » September 8th, 2018, 7:30 pm

John Richardsim wrote:So disappointing.

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Turns out the CDs are demos for a now-defunct software company's product line from the early 90's.
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Post by antoine_ego » September 10th, 2018, 4:49 pm

There are so many scoring systems nowadays, from Avogadro to Ezra to this new Sciylmpiad system. What ever was wrong with chalker's :(
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Post by Alex-RCHS » September 10th, 2018, 5:26 pm

I finally made a userpage! Bernard, do I get a medal for editing the wiki yet?
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Post by Unome » September 10th, 2018, 5:28 pm

antoine_ego wrote:There are so many scoring systems nowadays, from Avogadro to Ezra to this new Sciylmpiad system. What ever was wrong with chalker's :(
Nothing is wrong with it. Other people may have slightly different needs, and are willing to build an entire scoring system for that purpose. Avogadro has online capabilities, and was developed before Chalker's was widespread (both were created at around the same time). Ezra is almost identical to Avogadro, but has some additional functionality for state organizations that I suspect helped ingratiate Cornell with the NY State organization. I can't point to anything in particular with Scilympiad, but it's worth noting that the regional it was developed for at first is too large to use Chalker's (which maxes at 70 teams).

Edit: It's also possible that Avogadro was the first to develop an event signup system specifically for Science Olympiad - I don't know exactly when theirs was developed. ESUS was being used at major tournaments in 2012, and was definitely in public release by 2014.

Edit 2: Upon noticing the Golden Gate thread - good luck to event supervisors tabbing 9 times per team to fill out raw scores (unless they opt to click on the cell for every team).
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Post by bernard » September 11th, 2018, 10:21 am

Alex-RCHS wrote:I finally made a userpage! Bernard, do I get a medal for editing the wiki yet?
You can get a special medal if you make it so that 99% of the storage occupied by the entire wiki is from your userpage.
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Post by Alex-RCHS » September 11th, 2018, 11:44 am

bernard wrote:
Alex-RCHS wrote:I finally made a userpage! Bernard, do I get a medal for editing the wiki yet?
You can get a special medal if you make it so that 99% of the storage occupied by the entire wiki is from your userpage.
What if I just deleted everything on the wiki except my userpage? Then I would occupy 100% of the storage.
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Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » September 11th, 2018, 12:41 pm

Alex-RCHS wrote:
bernard wrote:
Alex-RCHS wrote:I finally made a userpage! Bernard, do I get a medal for editing the wiki yet?
You can get a special medal if you make it so that 99% of the storage occupied by the entire wiki is from your userpage.
What if I just deleted everything on the wiki except my userpage? Then I would occupy 100% of the storage.
The wiki would still store the history for those pages, no?

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bernard wrote: You can get a special medal if you make it so that 99% of the storage occupied by the entire wiki is from your userpage.
What if I just deleted everything on the wiki except my userpage? Then I would occupy 100% of the storage.
The wiki would still store the history for those pages, no?
You could just make a bunch of tiny edits so that it looks like you edited it a lot but really just one word at a time XD
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Post by antoine_ego » September 11th, 2018, 5:39 pm

Darn, Mason, Solon, and Troy aren't going to MIT. This is gonna be interesting.
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Post by kate! » September 11th, 2018, 5:44 pm

antoine_ego wrote:Darn, Mason, Solon, and Troy aren't going to MIT. This is gonna be interesting.
Especially with the new policy. I'm interested to see how much the competition will change.
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