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by slam
Tue May 08, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex retiring
Replies: 95
Views: 22627

Re: Alex retiring

Kelly with guest host Michael Strahan discussed the possibility that Alex would be retiring. (Don't think badly of me. This was one of the few times I've seen the show as it was on in the background as I was visiting someone in the hospital). As far as I could tell, they were simply rehashing the ea...
by slam
Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ percentage
Replies: 93
Views: 12666

Re: FJ percentage

A few years ago, I looked at contestant FJ averages. They tended to run around 50%.
by slam
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: From Freakonomics
Replies: 17
Views: 1957

Re: From Freakonomics

And what about the most important factor:

Family TV is tuned to Jeopardy! on a regular basis.
by slam
Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Around the World by Private Jet with Alex Trebek!
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Re: Around the World by Private Jet with Alex Trebek!

earendel wrote:Maybe that could be an audition hook - when you're asked what you'd do with your money, say you'd buy a trip around the world with Alex.
Excellent idea! I may be using it. :)
by slam
Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Around the World by Private Jet with Alex Trebek!
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Re: Around the World by Private Jet with Alex Trebek!

I wonder what Alex gets for coming along for the ride?

And if you go on this trip, are you barred from appearing on J! as long as Alex is hosting?
by slam
Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Dallas Auditions
Replies: 41
Views: 5295

Re: Dallas Auditions

One theory I had held shot down. At my 2010 audition I felt I did very well on the test (like two errors). I was in the first mock trio. I asked the others in my mock how they did on the test, and they both felt they did very well. Made me think that the CC's called people up in order of their test...
by slam
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online test reminder email
Replies: 56
Views: 7686

Re: Online test reminder email

I just went to the online test page, and tried to log in using my previous confirmation number, and it told me that their records show that I took the test in January. So if anyone is unsure, if you still know your confirmation number, or still have the e-mail including it, you can try to log in ju...
by slam
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online test reminder email
Replies: 56
Views: 7686

Re: Online test reminder email

I took the test in January (presumably passing). I haven't recieved an audition invitation, but invitations for my first choice city (NYC) have not seemed to have gone out yet. I did not receive an email reminding me about today's online test. Hopefully, that just means that my test score from Janua...
by slam
Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Audition Emails
Replies: 707
Views: 110784

Re: Audition Emails

Just got my e-mail for the Cleveland audition in May. I'm almost 100% sure I didn't put down Cleveland as my city of choice though. I think I put down DC or something a lot closer to where I live (on the Eastern seaboard). To those of you posting what your score was on the online test: how in the h...
by slam
Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Audition Emails
Replies: 707
Views: 110784

Re: Audition Emails

I'm curious: Considering the massive number of invitation emails going out, are they actually planning on inviting *anyone* from the March 28th test, or are they just paying lip service to us? I'm guessing some spots are reserved for this upcoming test, but I'm sure the majority of spots were given...
by slam
Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Audition Emails
Replies: 707
Views: 110784

Re: Audition Emails

BradsDad wrote:I received my invitation yesterday to audition in Boston. Back into the pool…
Best of luck!
by slam
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Audition Emails
Replies: 707
Views: 110784

Re: Audition Emails

So disappointed. I passed the test with a 41 but it looks like I won't be getting an in person audition this year. 3 years running with a passing score and no audition :( My city is DC. Based on my experience, if you could manage it maybe you should try a different city next year. This is the first...
by slam
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Teen, College, and Adult registration reopened
Replies: 16
Views: 2755

Re: Teen, College, and Adult registration reopened

It does seem weird. Possible explanations include: 1) Not enough people passed the online test earlier this year to fill the audition spots. Seems rather unlikely. 2) A large enough number of people experienced technical difficulties earlier this year that they're essentially giving them (and others...
by slam
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Familiar face on Millionaire
Replies: 268
Views: 63308

Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

I have a quick question for our WWTBAM experts: At one point a couple of years ago, I was fairly certain that I was the only person to win a total of $125,000 or more on both J! and WWTBAM. Eventually my trivial sense of self-worth improved to the point where I no longer felt I needed to validate m...
by slam
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Audition Emails
Replies: 707
Views: 110784

Re: Audition Emails

Pretty sure I signed up for Dallas and almost positive I passed (about 39 according to test transcripts). Seeing that others are getting audition e-mails, would I have received one by now if I was getting an audition? The only time I've been to an in-person audition post-online test is for college ...
by slam
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Audition Emails
Replies: 707
Views: 110784

Re: Audition Emails

Mark B wrote:
emilyspere1 wrote:I'm slated for Dallas on 3/29.
Interesting.

I just got an invite for Philadelphia on that date, so they're auditioning in two cities at once.

I took the Wednesday test -- 44.
Excellent! Best of luck!
by slam
Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: audition tracking for January 2012 online test
Replies: 37
Views: 5652

Re: audition tracking for January 2012 online test

slam, Jan. 18, 44, NYC
by slam
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Discussion (Central), January 18, 2012
Replies: 193
Views: 54149

Re: Online Test Discussion (Central), January 18, 2012

I don't suppose they get rid of applications - but some may go in a different drawer... To say everybody's in the pool is generous, and I'm sure their decision-making is generous too - but it's hard to believe they don't reserve the right to move folks out who are sweaty or nervous or monotonous. (...
by slam
Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Discussion (Central), January 18, 2012
Replies: 193
Views: 54149

Re: Online Test Discussion (Central), January 18, 2012

I have two theories on the not-dismissing-anybody issue. Either people generally don't cheat and get similar scores to their online score so it's not an issue, or they identify someone as having likely cheated and don't identify them as such to avoid problems/be kind, but tell them they're in the p...
by slam
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Discussion (Central), January 18, 2012
Replies: 193
Views: 54149

Re: Online Test Discussion (Central), January 18, 2012

Don't know how much of a factor this will be in terms of what's a passing score, but I assume there's a certain amount of cheating or attempted cheating on the online test. The Wikipedia blackout during this version of the test might have made that harder, or scared those who were planning to cheat...