CMST 3-- call for writers!

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Re: CMST 3-- call for writers!

Postby Yellow-throated Honeyeater » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:43 am

People who plan on writing questions should claim them very soon. Also, more writers are always welcome.
(This is not a desperation call--a little over one-fourth of the questions have been written, which is about where things should be. For many people, this is the best opportunity to get some writing experience and contribute to the circuit, and that opportunity is fading--the later you join, the less choice you get regarding your contribution.)
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Re: CMST 3-- call for writers!

Postby the return of AHAN » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:11 pm

Based on the blank slots on the CMST document, here are the areas of need...

English Language Lit 5/11
Juvenile Lit 5/3
Other Language Arts 3/2 (somebody contribute something quick before I write spelling questions!)

Physical Science 6/5
Astronomy 5/5
Math 3/5 (non-comp)

Visual Arts 0/2

Religion 5/3
Mythology 0/2

Current Events 1/2
Pop Culture 0/5

Tiebreakers 9/9 (What? You pet category is missing? Write a question from any category, make it easy enough so that SOMEONE has to be able to get it by the end if it's a TU, and put it here!)

The aforementioned numbers cite only those questions that are blank and doesn't account for writers who've claimed slots on the doc... but haven't submitted questions.
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Re: CMST 3-- call for writers!

Postby the return of AHAN » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:50 pm

Am I the only one who thinks this is going badly? We're a month away from the set allegedly being available for mirrors and we're only just now reaching the 100th TU written. There's a grand total of ONE mythology toss-ups on the doc, 12 of the 30 literature toss-ups needed, the sciences are shockingly empty... If not for David Reinstein and his indefatigable question writing, we'd have like a 1/4 of the set done and I'd be either canceling my tournament or crawling back to someone else for a tournament set for the first time in 5 years.
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Re: CMST 3-- call for writers!

Postby bird bird bird bird bird » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:53 pm

We can and will do this. (I haven't written any of my tossups yet, but will do so this coming week; ugh, the bonuses got done back in December.)

Starting on February 5th I can write/edit stuff as needed (I guess with some cost re: delaying MSNCT production, but since we'll be done by 2/18, that shouldn't be too much of a hassle.)
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Re: CMST 3-- call for writers!

Postby The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:04 am

I think this also calls to attention the fact that people have not written their questions. If you have questions claimed on the document, for the love of (insert deity here), please write them.
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Re: CMST 3-- call for writers!

Postby the return of AHAN » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:09 am

bt_green_warbler wrote:We can and will do this. (I haven't written any of my tossups yet, but will do so this coming week; ugh, the bonuses got done back in December.)

Starting on February 5th I can write/edit stuff as needed (I guess with some cost re: delaying MSNCT production, but since we'll be done by 2/18, that shouldn't be too much of a hassle.)

And I have ZERO doubt that the Hoppeses and Laudermiths of the world will fulfill their commitments, but I'm nervous about the untested high schoolers who've committed to writing a fair amount and have been less than timely with their writing. I made a personal appeal to Donald Taylor to write 5 Astronomy TU, and I have no doubt he'll have 5 TU back to me within a matter of days.
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Re: CMST 3-- call for writers!

Postby Yellow-throated Honeyeater » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:11 am

I've barely started writing questions for this. It will get done.
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Re: CMST 3-- call for writers!

Postby Mike Wong » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:37 pm

I can freelance questions as needed. I'll start writing as soon as I have access to the docs.
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Re: CMST 3-- call for writers!

Postby Yellow-throated Honeyeater » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:58 pm

You're in.
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Re: CMST 3-- call for writers!

Postby tintinnabulation » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:22 pm

I know that this is super late, but if you're desperate enough to need a first-time writer to tie up loose literature ends, I am willing to help out.
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Re: CMST 3-- call for writers!

Postby Yellow-throated Honeyeater » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:24 pm

There are only 3 unclaimed questions at this point, so I don't think there is any point in adding a new writer.
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