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nothinbuttree 06-23-2021 02:25 PM

I totally misread that chart, sorry. I thought it was thumbs received not given. Sheesh.

Shadrach3 06-23-2021 02:39 PM

While we're all sharing our philosophy of thumbs...

I usually like giving thumbs if you say something about a course that can't be applied to 4,000 other courses, i.e. something that distinguishes the course. "Has concrete tees" and "Variety of shot shapes" isn't enough alone for me to give a thumb (I won't give a down for that tho), but a lot of pieces of information like that begin to give a picture of a unique track of land.

For that reason, I don't withhold thumbs just because I disagree with a rating, if the review is thorough. There's one exception for thorough reviews: if the review is for a course that I have played and I know something objective is simply untrue, I'll give it a thumbs down. (That actually happened this week, and I'll shortly be writing a review for it to correct some wrong and overstated facts.)

BogeyNoMore 06-23-2021 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave242 (Post 3724574)

Sysiphus and Wellsbranch: give good thumb
Swatso: doesn't like to give good thumb

BogeyNoMore 06-23-2021 02:51 PM

Edit window timed out. Meant to say:
Quote:

Dreadlock, Sysiphus and Wellsbranch: give good thumb

Swatso: likes giving thumb, but you gotta wine and dine him right to get good thumb

swatso 06-23-2021 04:48 PM

you caught ... "me"/us/it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nothinbuttree (Post 3730967)
Is Swstso even real? The odds of both up and down votes being even multiples of 1000 seems extremely low...

Approximately thirteen years ago at a prestigious-but-unidentified U.S. university, three English graduate students (Silburn, Wamaya, Anderson) teamed up with three Computer Science graduate students (Turing, Sassenrath, Osher) to create the SWATSO project, an Artificial Intelligence System (AIS) designed to perform two tasks: 1) to write top quality disc golf course reviews, and 2) to determine accurately the quality of reviews written by humans.

Wildly successful, the AIS achieved diamond-level reviewer status within three years of its initial launch, and has ferreted-out many more Unhelpful reviews than any human, while also casting 1K helpful votes for the quality reviews/reviewers its complex algorithms have discovered.

Unfortunately, due to the lack of continuing funding, and the graduation of most of the original SWATSO team, who have all been hired by Cyberdyne to work upon its SKYNET project, SWATSO, for the foreseeable future, will be limited to writing the occasional review.

*swatso himself is a discer of modest skill, minimal writing ability, absolutely no fun at all, and who would never cast an unhelpful vote, upon even the most useless of reviews. This poor dude has no idea that his DGCR account was hacked over a decade ago, nor why he is aperiodically disparaged in forum threads or private messages
** for the humour-impaired: :-)
*** for the conspiracy-impaired: ignore **

Jukeshoe 06-23-2021 11:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by swatso (Post 3731172)
Approximately thirteen years ago at a prestigious-but-unidentified U.S. university, three English graduate students (Silburn, Wamaya, Anderson) teamed up with three Computer Science graduate students (Turing, Sassenrath, Osher) to create the SWATSO project, an Artificial Intelligence System (AIS) designed to perform two tasks: 1) to write top quality disc golf course reviews, and 2) to determine accurately the quality of reviews written by humans.

Wildly successful, the AIS achieved diamond-level reviewer status within three years of its initial launch, and has ferreted-out many more Unhelpful reviews than any human, while also casting 1K helpful votes for the quality reviews/reviewers its complex algorithms have discovered.

Unfortunately, due to the lack of continuing funding, and the graduation of most of the original SWATSO team, who have all been hired by Cyberdyne to work upon its SKYNET project, SWATSO, for the foreseeable future, will be limited to writing the occasional review.

*swatso himself is a discer of modest skill, minimal writing ability, absolutely no fun at all, and who would never cast an unhelpful vote, upon even the most useless of reviews. This poor dude has no idea that his DGCR account was hacked over a decade ago, nor why he is aperiodically disparaged in forum threads or private messages
** for the humour-impaired: :-)
*** for the conspiracy-impaired: ignore **

Nah...I ran into someone else in the Lemon Lake parking lot. :| :|

swatso 06-23-2021 11:45 PM

android failure
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jukeshoe (Post 3731266)
Nah...I ran into someone else in the Lemon Lake parking lot. :| :|

That was June 10th, 2011, while we were attempting to transfer the AIS into an android. However, it could never learn a forehand, and couldn't even identify a simple object like a moon grape, so we abandoned that aspect of the project.

BogeyNoMore 06-24-2021 01:16 AM

I recall that Swatso fella had an unusually OS pink Star Sidewinder (or something of that ilk). I remember it flying more like an Orc than an understable mold. Wonder if he's till got that disc...

BogeyNoMore 06-24-2021 07:28 PM

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Lol. He's still got it. He just texted me this pic:

ElementZ 06-29-2021 07:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ElementZ (Post 3724486)
Crazy that I'm next in line... it's been an incredible journey & experience.

It is with tremendous excitement that I announce today that, after 12 years, I reached Diamond. It's awesome that it coincides with my 200th course played.

Like many of you, disc golf has been my biggest hobby and passion for a while. Bagging and reviewing courses has been such a blast. I'm so incredibly grateful for this site and the memories that traveling and disc golf have brought me. So thrilled to finally be part of this club!


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