Re: [messengers] cmc list of mistaks

Date: 20 May 2013 07:15:57 +0200
From: Joe Cavenagh <smokinjoe689@xxxxxxxxxxxx>


5.8 we didn't steal riders from all the other teams just your team bega hehehe, nice work though mainly simple things that can easily be over looked by over worked organizers 




On 20/05/2013, at 3:00 PM, "scooter ." <meisterfoolish@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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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