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2 hours ago, Muhomatsu said:

If we are thinking of features - perhaps once you pick a wrestler for a certain spot on the banzuke his name no longer appears in the drop down list. That is one that would help me out.  I always make a mistake (ugh, I forgot XXX) and then I have to rework the thing.

 

There was a very helpful spreadsheet that did something like that at some point but it seems it no longer exists. :-(

Edit : It was a "helper page" made by Tsuchinoninjin. I loved it !

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2 hours ago, Athenayama said:

There was a very helpful spreadsheet that did something like that at some point but it seems it no longer exists. :-(

Edit : It was a "helper page" made by Tsuchinoninjin. I loved it !

Yeah that was great.

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16 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

Because all 20-odd entries by mail are not on the list. You will be seen..

Okay,I know it.

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What sound does a falling tree make if only one person is listening? Or in other words: If only one player shows up for GTB, which score will he get?

15-0?
0-15?
7.5-.7.5?

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2 hours ago, Jakusotsu said:

What sound does a falling tree make if only one person is listening? Or in other words: If only one player shows up for GTB, which score will he get?

15-0?
0-15?
7.5-.7.5?

If Kintamayama, or the powers that be, agree to otherwise void the next round of GTB results, I'll happily let you try and find out. (Laughing...)

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2 hours ago, Jakusotsu said:

What sound does a falling tree make if only one person is listening? Or in other words: If only one player shows up for GTB, which score will he get?

15-0?
0-15?
7.5-.7.5?

Well, joke aside, if we take the question seriously, it's probably as in any sport. If the opponent doesn't show up, it's a "walkover" in other words a full win so ... 15-0. ;-)

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11 hours ago, Jakusotsu said:

What sound does a falling tree make if only one person is listening? Or in other words: If only one player shows up for GTB, which score will he get?

15-0?
0-15?
7.5-.7.5?

For determining the top performers over the last 6 basho this one player would score 1x the average score of all participants and the value "1" would be stored on his record for the next 6 tournaments. For most high performers this would be a disastrous outcome.

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23 hours ago, Muhomatsu said:

 I always make a mistake (ugh, I forgot XXX) and then I have to rework the thing.

You do know that “XXX” means porn, right?

But in a way your comment makes sense. We males have to re-do stuff all the time when brain switches from sex to no sex.

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23 minutes ago, Asapedroryu said:

You do know that “XXX” means porn, right?

But in a way your comment makes sense. We males have to re-do stuff all the time when brain switches from sex to no sex.

You show your age.  It is now called "NC-17".  They gave back one year (age restrictions used to also be 18 for the ol' XXX).  I was using "X" as a generic placeholder. 

Off topic, but what do the Japanese use for a placeholder? Say they are writing a text and want to leave a space for a subject.  To bring this back on-topic, say I were writing an article for publication the day of the banzuke release.  The night before, I draft the entire body of the report but left blanks for the names.  I would put placeholders, such as: "The two Komusubi are [XXX] and [YYY]." - so that the next day I could search for the brackets and fill in the appropriate names. Do Japanese have a kana or kanji to represent a placeholder?

 

PS: I wonder if Kintamayama can  somehow use "NC-17" in the next GTB invite.

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1 hour ago, Muhomatsu said:

Do Japanese have a kana or kanji to represent a placeholder?

The translation of tate-yobidashi Hideo's sumo memoirs by Clyde Newton uses xxx- as a generic shikona prefix to illustrate examples: so you would see things like "higashi, xxxumi, nishi, xxxyama". There are some examples beyond sumō that support this use: the anime/manga series xxxHolic uses xxx also in its placeholder sense, and the franchise is read as "holic" when spoken. That said, I could also swear I've seen a generic circle being used as a placeholder in other Japanese contexts when I've visited, though I couldn't for the life of me show proof (and memory is a curious thing).

But even in English, in the example you provided, various organisations have their own in-house means of leaving placeholders, not necessarily XXX. My previous corporate encounters usually had square brackets with a large dot (no text otherwise), usually highlighted in yellow for good measure. My current boss uses a single set of triple asterisks for an obvious "fill in here", or a double set to bracket instructions for the placeholder where not immediately obvious. I don't think placeholder use rises to a language convention for most languages, although I definitely don't know enough languages to generalise.

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11 hours ago, Muhomatsu said:

PS: I wonder if Kintamayama can  somehow use "NC-17" in the next GTB invite.

We'll have to wait NC, I guess.

Edited by Kintamayama
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7 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

We'll have to wait NC, I guess.

With a name name like mine (Matsu), I guess I would have to say いつまでも松. Sorry for the bad pun.  It it my typical response to 少々お待ちください。

In other words, I will be waiting...

 

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2 hours ago, Muhomatsu said:

With a name name like mine (Matsu), I guess I would have to say いつまでも松. Sorry for the bad pun.  It it my typical response to 少々お待ちください。

In other words, I will be waiting...

 

Nothing like a good  English-Japanese pun. Excellent.

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45 points, I think again below the line.

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59. Not expecting top 10, but pretty good, considering.

Little unhappy about having Hokutofuji/Endo swapped after I had it right on the first draft. And If I'd left myself enough time to make a new entry at the deadline, I think I would've nailed the Okinoumi/Nishikigi line, bumping Aoiyama. But I'd say I got pretty lucky to have some things falling into place in sections that were wrong, so all right. I was worried I was gonna fall on my face this time.

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49 here. Could go either way. Good top half, but fell apart lower down the list.

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9 minutes ago, Tigerboy1966 said:

49 here. Could go either way. Good top half, but fell apart lower down the list.

The logic in terms of over-promotion vs. under-demotion seems to have done a 180 since March.

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28 minutes ago, Reonito said:
38 minutes ago, Tigerboy1966 said:

49 here. Could go either way. Good top half, but fell apart lower down the list.

The logic in terms of over-promotion vs. under-demotion seems to have done a 180 since March.

Just when you think you've got the game figured out it rears up and bites you on the bum. Cricket, Golf, Darts and Bowling work in much the same way in my experience. Sometimes you feel that someone on the banzuke committee has a sick sense of humour. "You see a pattern? Hmmm...let's see... How do you like your pattern now? Mwahahaha!"

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56 for me I think, I'm pretty happy with that on hearing other people's scores so far.

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1 minute ago, Itachiyama said:

I count 68!

For the Yusho 70 + should be needed for sure!?

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17 minutes ago, Itachiyama said:

For the Yusho 70 + should be needed for sure!?

I dunno, I like your chances.

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A very flattering 53 here. Other than getting Kagayaki's non-demotion right there's not a lot in there that I'd be putting on a GTB resume.

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I think I finished with 54. They broke a lot of my assumptions (e.g. Oho > Ichiyamamoto). I'll be curious to see what pops out if I redo my picks with more emphasis on not over- or under- promoting.

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Hello everyone,

Results will be late as there is a monoii due to some issues I had with multiple entries by mail and trying to discern which entry was the last. Patience. One thing is for sure-the yusho was won by a pretty large margin by someone -his fourth yusho..

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