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Cancelling Tutoring

Discussion in 'Inside Poop - April Fool's Day 2011' started by Philip7086, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Philip7086

    Philip7086 Myuu
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    Well, seeing as the Battling 101 forum has been inactive for so long, I guess now is as good a time as any to cancel the whole thing. I mean, come on, let's be honest here, the whole tutoring thing has pretty much done no good really. If you're naturally dense and oblivious, then no amount of tutoring is going to make you a good battler; there's no substitute for actually getting out there and playing and finding out things for yourself, and getting your hand held by a tutor along the way seems counterproductive at best and pussyshit at worst.

    So, let's cancel tutoring so all the tutors can get on with their lives, who's with me?
  2. Zystral

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    let everyone keep their badges though
  3. Fatecrashers

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    make it so when you hover over the heart badge it says 'is a Whore'
  4. DJXO9

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    Yeah. All of my tutors (mainly whistle) sucked.
  5. az

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    why don't we just reinvent it?

    we used to get so many requests for help with homework in cong, i really think smogon boasting a team of tutors for schoolwork would be an asset to the site
  6. Dubulous

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    I've been looking for a Calculus tutor for a while now, let's get this thing going.
  7. Zystral

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    We should set up maybe a separate schoolwork forum as a subforum in "a forum".
  8. Fatecrashers

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    nah, if we go by this thread, then a schoolwork forum easily fits in as 'e forum'

    the e is for education [​IMG]
  9. Blue Kirby

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    I warned you that it wasn't all it was cracked up to be when I took the helm ...
  10. Delta 2777

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    We could start charging $50.00 a lesson like we originally planned (this is really my only job)
  11. Blue Kirby

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    In such a case, I demand royalties for all the free lessons I oversaw. I think I have a good case to make here ...
  12. Bad Ass

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    I like the idea of a homework subforum, along with a set fee per lesson (or you could hire a certain tutor for xx amount/week -- we could get some sucker to pay, say, $200/week and we just show up for one lesson or something)
  13. Snorlaxe

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    yeah i think this sounds like a great idea. i mean, some morons already pay us nicely for suspect voting powers, so what's to say they wouldn't pay us for homework help?
  14. supermarth64

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    Does that mean MoP can finally get his badge now?
  15. whistle

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    starcraft players charge $30-50 per hour for lessons, i don't see why we can't do the same
  16. Kevin Garrett

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    Once someone gets to the Indigo Plateau you can't remove them right????
  17. ShinyAzelf

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    I second this.
  18. franky

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    we'd need to somehow show the community its safe to input their bank account information to pay for their lessons. smogon is a friendly community so anyone interested to pay could input their information without feeling anxious or reluctant. if we are going with whistles proposal then we should start convincing all of smogon that its safe to input their bank account information should they use visa or paypal. what would be good benchmark price range per lesson? i say it varies depending on the tutors' skills; say sprinkles gets to tutor he'd be worth two dollars, but someone on the calibre of folgorio should cost roughly around 180$/hour. just throwing this out there...
  19. Aeroblacktyl

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    took me three years to get this badge fuck you guys
  20. darkie

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    I'm sure there could be a way to automate the rate thing. maybe compare the tutee's average rating from before and after or something. Doug/Super/programmers?
  21. Umbreon Dan

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    yeah darkie, that'd be really easy to do if we just base it on post count
  22. darkie

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    perfect.

    i guess just divide by 100? (an hour of UD would be worth $20.55 but an hour from DM for example would be $105.51)
  23. az

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    wow, really?

    i thought we long ago shrugged off the "post count" stigma

    we all know that a high post count does not make a good user, and frankly i'm tired of this shit

    let's go for a system that works

    how about by join date?
  24. Elevator Music

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    I'd pay $24.33 for an hour of az
  25. Umbreon Dan

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    as a compromise, i propose the following formula

    0.2 * post.count / (join.year - 2000)

    so #az would be worth

    0.2 * 2433 / (2008 - 2000)

    486.6 / 8

    = $60.83

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