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theMoMA wrote:I'll note that one thing I really dislike is when readers emphasize what they seem to think are buzzwords, as if to indicate "hey, buzz here!" Not only is it annoying, but it's actually unfair.
Skepticism and Animal Feed wrote:I came into this thread to praise Andrew Yaphe and Zeke, but I see it's already been done. I have vague memories of Leo Wolpert being a good moderator, and I think Ed Cohn is also underrated.
At my first two HSNCTs, I worked a room with Charles Meigs, and he was a surprisingly good moderator in the NAQT format. He read fast and clear and was expert at pronouncing strange and foreign words. In the mACF format, without the clock to discipline him, it was of course a different story.
Prof.Whoopie wrote:The yet-unmentioned Dan Goff deserves a shout-out. He doesn't read as much as he used to, it seems, but I remember thinking for awhile that he was the best Mid-Atlantic area mod.
tiwonge wrote:I've seen some readers make quote marks in the air with fingers when reading anything in quotations (quotes/excerpts, titles, etc.).
Is this a common practice? Is it recommended? I haven't done this, and tend to put a slight pause in front of a quote and emphasis at the start of it to indicate that it's a quote
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