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New Events for the Weekly Competition Website for 2020

DarkSavage

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Keep feet! I personally don't enjoy solving with my feet, but there is no reason to remove it. I'd like to address the most common complaints about feet:

"It's disgusting"

And solving a cube with your hands isn't? Hands are just as dirty, if not more so, then feet are.

"It's weird"

Excuse me for saying so, but anyone who spends as much time as we do turning a colored block is extremely weird.

"It gives cubing a bad reputation"

How many non-cubers actually know that there are people who solve Rubik's cubes with their feet? I personally think it's super cool that someone has solved a cube in 16 seconds with their feet.


I've only done a feet solve once, so if any avid feet-solvers would like to give some input, that would be great.
 

Mike Hughey

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I certainly will not consider dropping feet this year. The WCA has not yet indicated that feet will be dropped officially, and I intend to support all official WCA events in the competition always. I actually think the proper thing to do is to keep any WCA event that is dropped for at least one year after it is officially dropped (so our competition can be a bit of a buffer when an official event is dropped), so the earliest I could possibly consider dropping feet would be 2021. (And by the way, I will personally vote against dropping it!)

I will probably start a new thread in the next day or two to discuss the future of the relays, so you might want to save discussion on that issue until that thread is opened.
 

BenChristman1

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"It's disgusting"

And solving a cube with your hands isn't? Hands are just as dirty, if not more so, then feet are.
My math teacher does not wear shoes or socks in the classroom. He said that one of the high school science classes did an experiment a few years ago. They took bacteria from a staircase and its handrailing and the handrailing was dirtier. The railing had everything from the flu to ecoli! Proof that feet solving is not disgusting.
 
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The FitnessGram Pacer Test is a multi stage...
I have request for when the polls go live:

I know that when I click on a poll I feel obliged to vote. If there was an event that I was on the fence about for the weekly comp, I might pick “no” if there is not a “don’t care” button. This is a problem because one of the measurements that is being used to determine if an event will be added is that there needs to be more upvotes than downvotes. Because of this, here is my proposal:

An upvote button
A downvote button
A “don’t care” button that is not factored into the more upvotes than downvotes ranking.

Thanks for your consideration
 

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Actually I intend to have the same threads that I created last year, with 4 choices:

Yes - I would like the event added, and if it is added I intend to compete in the event next year.
No - I would prefer that the event not be added.
I like the idea, but I do not expect to compete in the event next year (does not count as Yes!).
I don't really care.

The last two options both will have no impact on the final decision - only the specific Yes and No votes will count.
 

Kit Clement

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Here is my latest tally of nominations. Might have missed some votes, but I put all the names next to the events to make sure my work could be checked. I eliminated "Cuboids?" from the tally since this is not an event, and also removed "Team BLD" since we know it will not be added. Some other notes:

*Suggested Mirror Blocks no inspection, which I presumed to be the BLD variant.
**Voted for this event in two separate posts.

Event

Votes

Voters

Speed FMC

21​

Kit Clement, asacuber, xyzzy, PetrusQuber, MaikeruKonare, TheDubDubJr, weatherman223, ImmolatedMarmoset, Nutybaconator, DGCubes, Cubingcubecuber, ortwin, AlphaCuber is awesome, TipsterTrickster, ichcubegerne, Koen van Aller, Cubinwitdapizza, WoowyBaby, BradenTheMagician, abunickabhi, Wish Lin

Curvy Copter (jumbled)

14​

Mike Hughey, KingCanyon, One Wheel, VIBE_ZT, weatherman223, DarkSavage, ImmolatedMarmoset**, DGCubes, theos, Cubingcubecuber, AlphaCuber is awesome, Natanael, Cubinwitdapizza, Wish Lin

Mirror Blocks

8​

KM the cuber, wearephamily1719, weatherman223, DarkSavage, ichcubegerne, BenChristman1, BradenTheMagician, joshsailscga

PLL Time Attack

7​

PingPongCuber, weatherman223, DarkSavage, Shaun Mack, AlphaCuber is awesome, FJT97, BradenTheMagician

15 puzzle

4​

ichcubegerne, xyzzy, ImmolatedMarmoset, BradenTheMagician

4x4x4 FMC

4​

TipsterTrickster, Kit Clement, ImmolatedMarmoset, CurlyFries

Ivy Cube

4​

BenChristman1, PingPongCuber, wearephamily1719, Koen van Aller

Master Kilominx

4​

PingPongCuber, CuberStache, One Wheel, Dylan Swarts

Speed BLD

4​

weatherman223, DarkSavage, AlphaCuber is awesome, GenTheThief

2GEN

3​

PingPongCuber, TheKravCuber, BradenTheMagician

2x2x2 OH

3​

White KB, 147 Cubing, BenChristman1

2x2x3

3​

PingPongCuber, wearephamily1719, Natanael

4x4x4 OH

3​

White KB, BenChristman1, Cubinwitdapizza

5-7 Relay

3​

One Wheel, jronge94, Keroma12

BLD Mirror Blocks No Inspection

3​

jronge94, TipsterTrickster*, Natanael

LSE

3​

PingPongCuber, TheKravCuber, BradenTheMagician

Mega BLD

3​

ImmolatedMarmoset, One Wheel, Keroma12

3x3x4

2​

DGCubes, abunickabhi

Fisher Cube

2​

CubicOreo, HawaiiLife745

Magic

2​

PingPongCuber, Cubinwitdapizza

Master Magic

2​

PingPongCuber, Cubinwitdapizza

Sq-1 BLD

2​

ImmolatedMarmoset, DarkSavage

2x2x2 FMC

1​

Natanael

2x2x2 Mirror Blocks

1​

BenChristman1

3x3x2

1​

PingPongCuber

3x3x3 no inspection

1​

Cubinwitdapizza

3x3x3 OH BLD

1​

ImmolatedMarmoset

3x3x3 Relay (3 cube)

1​

DarkSavage

3x3x5

1​

DGCubes

3x3x6

1​

M O

5x5x5 OH

1​

BenChristman1

Clock OH

1​

ImmolatedMarmoset

Dino Cube

1​

abunickabhi

Pyra BLD

1​

ImmolatedMarmoset

Sighted BLD

1​

BradenTheMagician

 
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Mike Hughey

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Kit, I was in the process of tallying when you posted yours. Mine is mostly in agreement, but you were doing a better job of verifying, so I'm going with your tally instead of mine. :)

I updated the first post with this tally. Thanks, Kit! And thanks, OneWheel, for starting the tally!
 

One Wheel

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Kit, I was in the process of tallying when you posted yours. Mine is mostly in agreement, but you were doing a better job of verifying, so I'm going with your tally instead of mine. :)
I noticed my vote for curvy copter was missed, possibly because I neglected to specify jumbling, but it’s through anyway, as I understand the rules.
 

Mike Hughey

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I noticed my vote for curvy copter was missed, possibly because I neglected to specify jumbling, but it’s through anyway, as I understand the rules.
Ah, one of my discrepancies with Kit's was that I had one extra vote for Curvy Copter (not counting the double one) - that must have been yours. I'll add it.

And yes, you're right it's already through. The only way it would not be through is if someone posts here to retract their own vote for it (which I will allow).
 

DarkSavage

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+1 for 2x2x3
+1 for 3x3x4
+1 for 2x2OH
+1 for 4x4 FMC
+1 for Speed FMC
+1 for Ivy Cube
+1 for Mirror Cube BLD no Inspection
 
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Actually I intend to have the same threads that I created last year, with 4 choices:

Yes - I would like the event added, and if it is added I intend to compete in the event next year.
No - I would prefer that the event not be added.
I like the idea, but I do not expect to compete in the event next year (does not count as Yes!).
I don't really care.

The last two options both will have no impact on the final decision - only the specific Yes and No votes will count.
Thank you, I wasn’t really cubing when this was live, so thanks.
 
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