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View Poll Results: Can a "nice" happen after a throw has been completed?
Yes, a "nice" can happen after the fact and this is a prime example 13 24.53%
While "nicing" exists, there's no way it can happen after the fact 8 15.09%
What the h--- are you guys talking about? Do you believe in Santa Claus, too? 32 60.38%
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Old 11-17-2020, 06:20 PM
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Default Can you be "niced" after the fact

Feel free to post those videos of the "nice" effects.

Now, here is the scenario for you to answer the poll with and discuss:

Several friends & I have a FB Messenger group where we chat and mostly discuss disc golf stuff. One of our buddies is playing in a tournament and we get to follow what's happening in PDGA Live scoring. We are all commenting as he slowly takes the lead during that back nine of the second and final round. Our buddy has come back from a three stroke deficit and gets a 2-throw lead with two challenging finishing holes (par4/par3) to play. He had gone 4-6 on the first round. SO he's on #17. We're waiting. commenting. I have to tell the guys that holes 15-16-17 often don't get good cell reception so it's probably delayed. The score finally comes up and he gets the par 4, now only one hole left. So I make this comment on our online FB Messenger group, "Way to go Jimmy (names changed to protect the innocent), now just play it safe & get this tee shot over the water and you'll be home free."

It's at that time that I get accused of "nicing" him. Comments like, "...there you go, jinxing him...," "...if he loses now, it's all your fault...," "...can't believe you niced him when he had a chance to win the tournament," etc. start coming my way. And I said, "...Way-way-wait a second. With the delay in the time we get these scores he had already thrown by the time I made that comment. I don't believe he can be 'niced' after the throw has already occurred. C'mon., guys!"

So that's the story so, what's your thoughts? Was this a nicing? a jinxing? a nothing since it happened after the fact? or do you just not believe in that stuff?
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Old 11-17-2020, 06:24 PM
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OOOOO, you jinxed him. Your wording put it out to the universe before the fact. "now.....get....be home free"; those are all BEFORE the fact words/statements. You 'niced' him from the future.

BTW: You say "...before you answer the poll...". I didn't see a poll.

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Old 11-17-2020, 06:25 PM
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and now the poll is there....I guess I clicked on the post too soon.
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Old 11-17-2020, 06:34 PM
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When I hear, "don't nice me", "you niced me, man"....all I hear is PLEASE WORK ME.

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or do you just not believe in that stuff?
I don't belive in the "nice" effect, but I do believe in Santa Claus so I wasn't sure how to vote.

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Old 11-17-2020, 07:27 PM
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I've tried the reverse and yelled "HIT THE TREE" thinking that should send it to the chains.

It's never worked. It hits the tree.

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Magic isn't real.

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While I don't believe the nice effects actually exist, I do feel there is a strange coincidence in the frequency of bad shots that looked good, prior to "nice" being uttered.

Oddly, I do believe that dice are little butt-heads. The likes of whom will defy you should you dare to make a request.

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Old 11-17-2020, 08:10 PM
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According to some interpretations of quantum mechanics, as long as the observer (you) has not yet received information about a past event your actions can still influence the observed outcome.

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If I aim for the smallest tree on a course I can hit it square from any distance in my range. The basket has an opposite effect.

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