Not liking an event is not a reason to remove it. If there are objective reasons to remove the event and that's why you dislike it, then that's fine however.I think feet should be removed, idk really why it just doesn't seem like a good WCA event.
Not that I like the way they did it, though. I think they should've had a public vote or something. It would have been a way better way to decide, and I (and I assume others) would be happier with either result.
I agree. Good point. It’s a fun event that I’ve always liked. I think the WCA has taken a step in the wrong direction with this decision. At least do a public vote. Nobody was complaining that much about it.I definitely don't support this. I would like to see it open to a bigger community vote (or at least a delegate vote).
Unlike Magic and Master Magic, Feet doesn't have any inherent flaws that prevent it from being held accurately. I understand that it's objectively unpopular, but some events will naturally be more popular than others, and its popularity has only been increasing in recent years. I also think the fact that it's such a spectator-friendly event is a big deal that shouldn't be overlooked. I really want to see cubing grow as a spectator sport, and weird/interesting events like Feet only make that more doable. I don't know many people (cubers or non-cubers) who would want to watch even the fastest of 7x7 solves, but a world class Feet solve is just plain fun to watch.
I recognize my bias as a Feet solver, but we also need to recognize the inherent bias in many of those arguing for this event to be removed. "I think it's stupid" and "I think it's good" are not valid reasons to keep or remove an event. Feet isn't hurting anyone by staying in the WCA (as far as I'm aware; feel free to provide evidence to the contrary if you have it). However, a non-negligible percentage of cubers are disappointed at its removal.
You're right. But I sometimes wonder how many other events this would apply to. I feel like the set of events we have today are largely based on the preferences of a few people back in 2003/2004.But I bet if feet had never been an official discipline in the first place, nobody would argue to add it, nowadays.
Well, the reason it's seen as gross is because of the obvious smell, hygiene, and sanitary issues. The three events you mention have none of those issues.For me it really depends. I get why feet will be removed and I think its a good decision. However you can make pretty similar arguments for 5BLD, MultiBLD and Clock and if you remove feet then you also have to remove these 3 imo. The only difference between feet and these 3 is that feet is seen as gross by a lot of people. This does not seem like it is an argument that should hold the other 3 events in the WCA. So if they remove feet but not at least one or two of the 3 named events then I think I can come to the conclusion that personal preference played a big role in that vote and this just makes me skeptical towards this decision.
I am pretty sure that this is more a mental thing. But besides that the popularity of bigBLD is WAY worse then the feet popularity. Also it is way more time consuming to hold bigBLD. Same goes for Multi BLD. In Clock there is a huge problem with scramblers and judges because of the pins. This makes up the feet reasons imo.Well, the reason it's seen as gross is because of the obvious smell, hygiene, and sanitary issues. The three events you mention have none of those issues.
So a vote did go out to delegates, and I assume, based on the board's decision, that the majority voted against keeping feet.While there was no community vote (nor do we have the means in place to have one yet), there was a vote among Delegates last year.
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