Talk:Quizbowl lingo

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The majority of the (original) entries in this list have articles associated with them that are now redirects - if you intend to link to them, it is likely easier to link to those rather than specific a subsection of this larger article.

For example: Colvin science is found at Colvin science, which redirects to Quizbowl lingo#Colvin science.

Kevin Wang (talk) 09:24, 10 December 2020 (CST)

Lingo to add

  • bike/biking
  • blank/blanking
  • bot/botting
  • depreflex/depreflexing
  • firstline/firstlining
  • insular/insularity
  • :joy:/:eyejoy:
  • osmosis
  • packet reading
  • :pumblechook:/:finelad:
  • :crabcrab:/:pepegacrab: (incl. :crabcreek:/:pepegacreek:)
  • smint/sminting

User:Eric Yin (talk)

I question the need to have things for every discord emoji, but I suppose there's no harm. Kevin Wang (talk)

Stuff used (essentially) only on Discord might be best presented as a section on the Quizbowl Discord article Jonah (talk) 17:27, 10 December 2020 (CST)
removed psyduck for literally just being an emote of a psyduck - there's no need for an explanation there Kevin Wang (talk) 09:44, 11 December 2020 (CST)

True—Quizbowl Discord should also have a section on region- and demographic-specific Discord servers User:Eric Yin (talk)

If we are seriously debating whether people who have been active quizbowl players at the high school or college level for years are "notable" enough to have pages, then it seems to be that "region-specific Discord servers" obviously do not need pages. If there's an index of such servers on a single article for use in finding them, that's one thing, but one page where people list emojis and in-jokes is one too many and I really doubt we need more of them. Matt Weiner (talk) 21:56, 10 December 2020 (CST)

The first 5 all seem like good terms. If you can actually give important info about the emojis they seem fine to me; my problem with the player pages is that there's no important info on them so they clutter up the wiki. I'd also suggest "insular", "osmosis", and "sminting" (all from Aalok(?)'s list of quiz bowl jargon) as good additions. Benjamin McAvoy-Bickford (talk) 05:43, 11 December 2020 (CST)

Lingo to potentially change

  • buzzer rock-- I think make clear at least that it's a generally bad term to use and is often insulting to less-experienced players
  • fraud-- not a big fan of the way it's worded right now as being purely derogatory towards the player and not a question. Also doesn't really talk about linguistic fraud, which I have actually heard in use fairly recently.
  • ladder theory of quizbowl-- it's a weird thing I haven't heard before that sounds pretty insidery and the connotations with the more well-known "ladder theory" aren't good
  • real quizbowl -- probably not as relevant today, could use more context to explain (especially the exclusion of HS and HCASC questions). Maybe could combine with "format war" to have an article summarizing the history/arguments/posts about the long struggle towards good quizbowl
  • trophy whore-- probably not a good term to use; is there a better substitute?
  • Young's Law-- is this really something worth having on the QBwiki

flagged some of these terms that we might not want to have on the wiki or which could use some changes -Chris Chiego

I agree about most of those. I think trophy whoring and Young's Law get referenced enough (in concept, though not in name) to be worth keeping, though disclaimers about rudeness/offensive stereotypes wouldn't be amiss. Jonah (talk) 20:08, 10 December 2020 (CST)

"Ladder theory of quizbowl" is literally something that a person came up with in the IRC and made a wiki page for one night, and was never heard of again. It's never been a term that anyone really uses. Matt Weiner (talk) 21:45, 10 December 2020 (CST)