Re: [messengers] cmc list of mistaks

Date: 20 May 2013 07:00:33 +0200
From: "scooter ." <meisterfoolish@xxxxxxxxx>


Mistakes? We never made mistakes.

Nice work, Bega. Good to see being an exhaustive individual coming in
handy.

Scooter.

On Monday, May 20, 2013, Joel Metz wrote:

> I LOVE THIS.
>
> -joel
>
> > cmc list of mistakes
> >
> > hello messenger email list. as promised, and longer in the making than
> > i had anticipated. having parsed many an email from past organizers
> > and racers, gone back and read old archives and blogs and webpages,
> > looked at old results and manifests and compared them to the cmc
> > handbooks and rules, re-read my own journals and studied my own
> > memories. some are general some are specific. all are derived from
> > actual mistakes we have made over the years, perhaps tweaked in their
> > telling for better understanding of the mistake instead of given in
> > its historic actuality. some are applicable to all cmc's. some only in
> > specific situations. some imply easy solutions, some are much more
> > complicated to prepare for. i'm sure i've left some out by accident or
> > lack of thinking of them. some suggestions i've left out on purpose
> > because i thought they were too specific or were covered somewhere
> > else in another way. or weren't mistakes, just someone whining. some
> > mistakes can be found rephrased in multiple entries. i've stayed away
> > from 2 major topics that i believe are a separate conversation:
> > budget, and how to get people to register and pay early.
> >
> > any implication as to "you have to do it this specific way" or "you
> > have to have this thing at your cmc" is entirely unintentional. any
> > specifics like this are meant as examples to illustrate the mistake
> > that was made. for example: its not a mistake to allow a fixie rider
> > to use a brake in the finals and still win fixie king if your rules
> > allow it. its only a mistake if your rules don't allow it. i don't
> > wish to make any implication on which way your rule should be, or even
> > if the finals are included in fixie king, or even if you have a fixie
> > king, or if you have a fixie king that i could win on the road bike if
> > you'd just let me into the skid competition.
> >
> >
> > good luck future cmc organizers. may the mistakes of your grandparents
> > not be yours. i'm sure you all can come up with plenty of new mistakes
> > to complicate the championships to come. i hope you all will make
> > efforts to pass on the knowledge to your grandkids as well, so when im
> > really really old, cmc's will still be around and as fun and new and
> > fantastic as ever.
> >
> > maybe this will even make the guide book at messengers.org if said
> > webpage is ever updated. feel free to edit first, i says to no one in
> > particular.
> >
> > - bega
> >
> >
> > 1.      What gender are you? (#1 solution: ask people what gender they
> > are.)
> >
> > 1.1.   Gender is not on the original registration form.
> >
> > 1.2.   Gender isn’t manually checked in the database at packet pick up.
> >
> > 1.3.   Gender isn’t on printed qualifying results.
> >
> > 1.4.   Gender isn’t listed on website registration page and website
> > results pages.
> >
> > 1.5.   3rd place women doesn’t get her podium because database says she’s
> > a guy.
> >
> > 1.6.   Some guy who took 43rd gets prize for 5th place female.
> >
> > 1.7.   Several people of varying genders get into or not into finals
> > because gender is listed wrong.
> >
> > 1.8.   A team wins coed team without a female.
> >
> > 1.9.  A coed team wins female team.
> >
> > 1.10. A women doesn’t get prize because race officials didn’t keep
> > track of women’s results (several occurrences at track stands
> > specifically)
> >
> > 1.11. Women’s prizes are listed in book, but not actually acquired and
> > thus not given out.
> >
> > 1.12. A name sounds male in your language, although it's a female name
> > in her language, so the registrar accidently changes it from female to
> > male in the database.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 2.      How many people make the finals? (#1 solution: don’t tell
> > people in advance how many people make the finals)
> >
> > 2.1.   The book gets written months in advance and the race design for
> > the finals doesn't allow that many people.
> >
> > 2.2.   A certain amount of manifests are made, but “Strom” really
> > deserves to be an extra finalist because he tried really hard but
> > there is no extra manifest for him.
> >
> > 2.3.   Similarly, 12 of the manifests get wet just before the finals
> > and--
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