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Gurowake last won the day on July 22 2018

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  1. Gurowake

    Bench sumo mailing list

    The email also pointed out that Yahoo Groups was not going away - it was just becoming mailing-list-only. So it can still be used, its history just can't be seen by new players. Apparently this is inline with how Yahoo thinks people use Yahoo Groups. Well, they might be right on average, and perhaps right in general even for Bench, but they apparently don't care about preserving history because of overriding concerns about privacy.
  2. Gurowake

    Bench sumo mailing list

    I got an email from Yahoo about Groups ceasing to store content, and included in that email was a link that supposedly could be used to download it. When I clicked it, it didn't automatically log me in to Yahoo that way even though I had just been using Yahoo Groups, and I wasn't in the mood to go any further right then, but those that care about preserving stuff should presumably also have gotten that email and should check it out.
  3. You don't have "I play TUG regularly but I don't want it to be part of Super Banzuke".
  4. Gurowake

    Preparations of the masses- Kyushu 2019

    Isn't that what they all say?
  5. Gurowake

    New recruits for Haru 2020

    He wasn't on his school team, as in, there were 5 people better than him at his own school?
  6. Gurowake

    Guess Hokutofuji's Aite November 2019

    Just so I have some sort of guess out there... 1. Hakuho 2. Mitakeumi
  7. Gurowake

    Banzuke for Kyushu 2019

    I'm going to guess that it's a tradition being held on to from the time before mass communication was easily possible.
  8. Gurowake

    Banzuke for Kyushu 2019

    I suspect it's a matter of having to promote Hokutofuji while Asanoyama had a better rank+record number and was also in the joi, so promoting one and not the other would have been a terrible slight to Asanoyama. But why then did Asanoyama end up ranked behind Hokutofuji? If you're going to promote Asanoyama, in what way should be behind Hokutofuji? Is it simply a matter of "Hokutofuji was decided to be promoted first because we had to promote him, so he got the better spot"? Before getting sidetracked there about their relative positions, what I meant was that I don't see this as any sign that they're going to make more Komusubi slots than they have to in the future. I think they are still going to use any means defensible to deny promotion to extra Komusubi slots, but once the floodgates are opened by a KK M1e and no sanyaku demotable to maegashira, they'll promote anyone else that would typically be ahead of that KK M1e.
  9. Gurowake

    GTB- Guess the Banzuke- Kyushu 2019 -and results!!

    33 Total, with only Okinoumi-Daieisho off on order up until Chiyotairyu-Ichinojo, and "flubbing" both of those orders actually scored one more point each. Alas, zero points from Ichinojo down, and I'm not sure how much getting the right number of Komusubi would have helped there. Maybe with less room to work with I'd have made the same drastic gap between Chiyomaru and Daishomaru that I wanted to keep to a minimum, simply because I would have had no other option.
  10. Gurowake

    GTB- Guess the Banzuke- Kyushu 2019 -and results!!

    I was just iterating on the joke. "This comment" meant to refer to my own, but I can see how you might think it referred to yours.
  11. Gurowake

    GTB- Guess the Banzuke- Kyushu 2019 -and results!!

    Given my diversion of attention to other things lately, I'm not going to take my time to compare my picks to Asashosakari's like the last few basho. I'm not even sure if this is what I actually submitted; I made a change from my draft for the entry and may not have made the change on the spreadsheet the draft was done on. I'm guessing I'll score lower than usual because I didn't put much time at all into it.
  12. Gurowake

    GTB- Guess the Banzuke- Kyushu 2019 -and results!!

    All the picks will be public eventually and the stats collated on the archive website that's part of the sumodb. The day of the announcement generally only the winner's picks are shown. When the archive gets updated depends on when the administrator has time for it.
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    GTB- Guess the Banzuke- Kyushu 2019 -and results!!

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  14. Gurowake

    Bench sumo mailing list

    There has been a Google group formed for some time now.!forum/bench-sumo No idea if that link actually works if you're not already part of the group or how you would get invited if so.