Talk:Playing under a pseudonym

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In the current era, team pseudonyms are *much* more common than individual pseudonyms. Please revise the article to focus on that. Individual pseudonyms are certainly worthy of a section, but IMO the article should be primarily about team pseudonyms. Jonah (talk) 07:24, 13 May 2019 (CDT)

"Damage to statistics' accuracy" section

I actually believe that teams using pseudonyms doesn't always damage the reliability/accuracy/whatever of stats because, well, sometimes it really is just obvious what its actual identity is. What do I mean by this? Take Team Coldhug-- it's pretty much universally known by history bowl ppl that that's really Hotchkiss-- it's even literally acknowledged on the NHBB Website's list of 2019 nats teams. This is why I put "vast majority of times". Thoughts? Nate Kang (talk) 22:34, 14 May 2019 (CDT)

I guess I'd say that if the team's actual identity is made explicit, then it's not a pseudonym at all, it's more like a team nickname (e.g. "Chicago/Maroons"). That said, at the link you provided, I don't see "Coldhug"'s identity being acknowledged—the string "Hotchkiss" does not appear on the page. Jonah (talk) 07:52, 15 May 2019 (CDT)
Hmm, that's odd; either my memory fails me or NHBB just erased the part about "Team Also Known as Hotchkiss" from the link I put up there, b/c I swear I saw it there before nationals began. In any case there's also this. (And yes, I also have no clue why NHBB uploaded that vid-- it's not even the formal awards ceremony, and several teams, including mine, are omitted because they already picked up their trophies-- but not the JV Bowl Final, JV Bee Final, or JV US History Bee Final.) Nate Kang (talk) 22:34, 15 May 2019 (CDT)