qqwref wrote:I just don't want someone who is relatively slow to get the world record just because they were the fastest person at a particular competition.
Edouard Chambon wrote:current best times and avg should be kept, in order to prevent a slow cuber to have 4 WRs.
qqwref wrote:I was actually thinking more towards Edouard's idea. (Oh, and a year is WAY too long. I'm sorry.) Just keep only the current semi-official best times for 6x6 and 7x7 single/avg. Erik won't mind the extra WRs, and that will also prevent slow people from getting a WR which doesn't represent the fastest times people are getting.
qqwref wrote:Stefan: It's because I think a WR should represent fast times. Relatively fast times have been gotten in competition (and REALLY fast times if you count the unofficial V-cube one), and if you call a 7 minute 7x7 time a "world record" it just wouldn't make sense.
Ron wrote:We will start with a clean sheet, so we will not accept results from past competitions.
Ron wrote:Format will be 'Best of x' and/or 'Mean of 3'.
I find "Mean of 3" being a most terrible format which we should get rid of. Since "average of 5" would be tiresome, I suggest that the only allowed format should be "Best of x".
Dene wrote:I have a feeling qq, that either you or Dan will be the first to have a shot at the WR, so there shouldn't be a problem.
Bob wrote:I highly disagree with this. Those are not semi-official best times. They are unofficial best times.
I can't believe this could even be discussed as a possibility.
Bob wrote:This has happened many times in speedcubing:
...[random stuff that I don't care about]...
Would you also suggest that we do not recognize these times as WR anymore because they are "too slow" ?
Ron wrote:Hi Anders,I find "Mean of 3" being a most terrible format which we should get rid of. Since "average of 5" would be tiresome, I suggest that the only allowed format should be "Best of x".
I am not a fan of 'Mean of 3' either. But keeping it 'Best of' makes it a very different event!
With 'Mean of 3' you have to take every solve seriously.
With 'Best of 3' you could take all risks and just hope one of the solves is great.
Therefore I prefer 'Mean of 3'.
Is "Mean of 3" the preferred format for the final round? Or will "Best of" also be "allowed"?
StefanPochmann wrote:1) Who gets hurt if some slow solver gets a world record (compared to noone getting one for a while)?
StefanPochmann wrote:2) Please give a definition of what "official world record" means to you.
qqwref wrote:StefanPochmann wrote:2) Please give a definition of what "official world record" means to you.
It is the fastest WCA-official time achieved (in a particular event and format) up to a certain point in time.
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