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What cubes should be removed from the WCA?

What events should be removed from the WCA events list?

  • Clock

    Votes: 63 49.6%
  • 7x7

    Votes: 10 7.9%
  • 3x3 with feet

    Votes: 47 37.0%
  • FMC

    Votes: 5 3.9%
  • Multiblind

    Votes: 4 3.1%
  • Pyraminx

    Votes: 4 3.1%
  • Skewb

    Votes: 5 3.9%
  • Square-1

    Votes: 4 3.1%
  • 3x3 OH

    Votes: 3 2.4%
  • None of these

    Votes: 48 37.8%

  • Total voters
    127
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#82
Why does everything have to be so spectator-friendly? The reason we cube is for the enjoyment. It doesn’t have to be spectator friendly to be fun, and if these events are fun and fit reasonably well into the event list, then they shouldn’t be removed.
all those events apart from FMC are spectator friendly,graham livestreams his MBLD attempts and he gets 50-100 viewers
 
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#87
That doesn’t mean anything. FMC really does round out the event list, and it shouldn’t be r3moved
i don't think any of them should be removed,i was just saying they were spectator friendly
i'm not that really into fmc (too complicated for me) but i think it is a good event and should be kept
 
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#94
Does it honestly matter what puzzles the WCA chooses to add or remove? Just because an event is not supported by the WCA it doesn't mean it disappears, right?

I'm a bit fuzzy on what the upside of an puzzle being recognized as a WCA event is, as opposed to it being part of a private comp'. Can anybody clue me in?
 

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#95
Does it honestly matter what puzzles the WCA chooses to add or remove? Just because an event is not supported by the WCA it doesn't mean it disappears, right?

I'm a bit fuzzy on what the upside of an puzzle being recognized as a WCA event is, as opposed to it being part of a private comp'. Can anybody clue me in?
If a puzzle is not an official WCA event, there's very little incentive to practice it. Having a puzzle be a WCA even guarantees that many more people will do the event - sparking innovation, discussion, and motivation. There's been a bunch of Curvy Copter innovation recently because people have realized if they work at it there might be a possibility of it being added as an official WCA event.
 
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#97
If a puzzle is not an official WCA event, there's very little incentive to practice it. Having a puzzle be a WCA even guarantees that many more people will do the event - sparking innovation, discussion, and motivation. There's been a bunch of Curvy Copter innovation recently because people have realized if they work at it there might be a possibility of it being added as an official WCA event.
But then there's clock... It doesn't seem to get much love or innovation and it has been a WCA event for a number of years now. I get the impression that to some people it's a joke and this has put me off buying one... and I would kind of like to buy one.

Similarly, folks seem to be down on Skewb despite it's WCA status and the wealth of hardware available and, as you said, curvy copter is popular despite the dearth of good puzzles and lack of WCA support.

I just find it puzzling (no pun intended).
 
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#98
What? sure they're 2x2's, megaminx and 4x4 are supposed to be substandard for their hefty price tag, but their 3x3's are world class. Please explain why top cubers like Feliks Zemdegs and Max park endorse them.
Just because fast people use them doesn't mean they're good. They get paid to use those cubes, whether they like them or not. Max even uses a valk for OH.
The Gan X is awful. Absolutely terrible. And the SM is worse.
The only decent one is maybe the Gan R IF you magnetize it, but I haven't done it yet.
 
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#99
Just because fast people use them doesn't mean they're good. They get paid to use those cubes, whether they like them or not. Max even uses a valk for OH.
The Gan X is awful. Absolutely terrible. And the SM is worse.
The only decent one is maybe the Gan R IF you magnetize it, but I haven't done it yet.
They have a sponsership by gan because they like their cubes, if they didn't like them then they would switch to another brand
 
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