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#41
I have a question ( i don't really know if it belongs here, but I'll shoot... I couldn't find it anywhere online)

- Concerning cubing Averages .. what could be considered fast , slow or intermediate ( e.g. sub-20 is considered is speedsolving for 3x3 , what's for 2x2... etc)?
- can somebody make a comprehensive list or provide a link ?

E.g. in 2x2 :

12+ secs : very slow .. learn Ortega

10-12 secs: Practice PBL prediction

8-10 secs: Learn SS tricks / CLL algs

something like that.... If anyone could help!
The wiki has something like that, if you're looking for the what to do at each stage.

https://www.speedsolving.com/wiki/index.php/Road_to_Sub-15_Second_Averages

Also consider checking out the links at the bottom of that article.

I realize it was a bit of a format example, but I also really disagree with your 2x2 list. However, I'm also not exactly qualified to make a better one...

If you're asking what's considered fast, realize that it's pretty subjective. Some people might consider sub 30 "fast" (it's faster than the WCA mean best single, by the rankings list, last I checked), but I'm sure there are also some people don't consider someone fast until, say, sub 8-9.
 
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#42
I have a question ( i don't really know if it belongs here, but I'll shoot... I couldn't find it anywhere online)

- Concerning cubing Averages .. what could be considered fast , slow or intermediate ( e.g. sub-20 is considered is speedsolving for 3x3 , what's for 2x2... etc)?
- can somebody make a comprehensive list or provide a link ?

E.g. in 2x2 :

12+ secs : very slow .. learn Ortega

10-12 secs: Practice PBL prediction

8-10 secs: Learn SS tricks / CLL algs

something like that.... If anyone could help!
The numbers are all over the place, and to say what is "fast" is a personal opinion. I'm around 6-7 seconds with Ortega. On your scale that means I am quite fast, but to someone else I am quite slow. Set a goal for yourself as to what you would like to be. When I was able to solve it under a minute I remember saying that I don't care if I can get any faster, I'm perfectly happy being able to say I can solve a cube in under a minute. Half a year later my PB is 13.1 seconds. Again, I do not have a goal to be the fastest, nor do I think 13 seconds is fast, intermediate or slow....

... sorry for the non-answer answer.
 
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#43
As someone who has joined many technical forums I know that it can be daunting to ask what sounds like a simple question. Some of us do try and read FAQ(s) before posting but some dont. The response goes to the "culture" of a forum. What kind of "culture" do you want to be? Friendly and inviting or exclusive and dismissive? Thats up to all of you. FWIW, if I saw yet another really basic question from a new user, I would respond by welcoming the user and include a link to the FAQ(s). But thats just me....
I totally agree. People who are new to the forums will make some mistakes, but that should be welcomed. After all, they are new. When I didn't know how to cube, I thought that their was some "trick" that could be learned in 2 minutes that would get you at 10 seconds after a week. Wow. Everyone has to start from somewhere, and if the forum is furious at someone for making a new mistake, they might leave the forum and never happen upon this vast treasure room of cubing knowledge. At the same time, though, we should always include a link to this thread if they make this mistake.
 
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#44
I totally agree. People who are new to the forums will make some mistakes, but that should be welcomed. After all, they are new. When I didn't know how to cube, I thought that their was some "trick" that could be learned in 2 minutes that would get you at 10 seconds after a week. Wow. Everyone has to start from somewhere, and if the forum is furious at someone for making a new mistake, they might leave the forum and never happen upon this vast treasure room of cubing knowledge. At the same time, though, we should always include a link to this thread if they make this mistake.
Mistakes like...bumping a 2 year old thread?
 
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#46
Great list.. if n00bs can be bothered to find it. Even if it's sticked, the only thing a first time poster will be thinking about is WERR CAN I GET DA BEST C00B EVAAEERR. It's inevitable.
Noob here,

I read it.

*holding back dumbass remark*

Regards

A roux user
 
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