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Old 08-31-2015, 04:58 PM
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The coding for the computer program must be complicated. Scares me to think about it haha.
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:53 PM
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I would have LOVED to see it in action. Now it's got to be pretty boring (the chapters send their lists electronically as I understand it so no interaction whatsoever) but sitting in the crowded trapezoidal room full of old broads (in their 30's LOL) pulling shenanigans (as I'm told there were plenty of) would have been fascinating. And SLOW. It took HOURS to run through that list over and over and over again. Can you imagine going through Bama's list, Aardvark, Amy. No match. Anderson, Betty. No match. Appleton, Carrie. Match Alpha Phi. (one name moves up on Alpha Phi's list). Arenson, Debbie. No match. Times 1500 names, and going through the list maybe 30 times? Zulu, Rebecca. No match. Aardvark, Amy. Match Kappa Alpha Theta. (one name moves on on Theta's list. Anderson, Betty. No match. Areson, Debbie. No match. Atchinson, Suzie. No match. Ayers, Mary. Match Zeta Tau Alpha. (one name moves up on ZTA's list).
I guess I always imagined it "Aardvark, Amy ranks AAA #1, AAA do you have her on your first list?" AAA - No match; "Anderson, Betty ranks DF #1, DF?" DF - Match!, etc.
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Old 08-31-2015, 11:14 PM
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I would have LOVED to see it in action. Now it's got to be pretty boring (the chapters send their lists electronically as I understand it so no interaction whatsoever) but sitting in the crowded trapezoidal room full of old broads (in their 30's LOL) pulling shenanigans (as I'm told there were plenty of) would have been fascinating. And SLOW. It took HOURS to run through that list over and over and over again. Can you imagine going through Bama's list, Aardvark, Amy. No match. Anderson, Betty. No match. Appleton, Carrie. Match Alpha Phi. (one name moves up on Alpha Phi's list). Arenson, Debbie. No match. Times 1500 names, and going through the list maybe 30 times? Zulu, Rebecca. No match. Aardvark, Amy. Match Kappa Alpha Theta. (one name moves on on Theta's list. Anderson, Betty. No match. Areson, Debbie. No match. Atchinson, Suzie. No match. Ayers, Mary. Match Zeta Tau Alpha. (one name moves up on ZTA's list).
I am purt'darn sure there was wine and whining involved.
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Old 09-01-2015, 12:12 AM
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I am purt'darn sure there was wine and whining involved.
Lovin' this!
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Old 09-01-2015, 10:26 AM
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Its not that simple. Think of the first bid list like a box. The number of PMs that is quota goes into the box. You don't come out of the box until you match somewhere.
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Being a math nerd, I think I am going to attempt to make a video of how bid matching works so that folks can "see" it. I always say, "If you cannot make the math visible, you don't understand it."
Bah! I love this idea! Ok, so I got so into it that I wound up making a gif using AZ-AlphaXi's awesome box explanation:

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Old 09-01-2015, 11:09 AM
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^^^ that is awesome!!
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Old 09-01-2015, 11:12 AM
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That example is awesome!

I sort of feel sorry for Diana, though, for being the only PNM not to get her first choice.
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Old 09-01-2015, 11:17 AM
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That is the best explanation I've seen. I just wish it was a longer list so that you could see 2nd choices and QA's. But when we say "a simplified explanation" this is exactly what we're saying, but with animation! Thanks LABlondeGPhi
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Old 09-01-2015, 12:09 PM
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Sharing this with my friends in Panhellenic because I like it so much! Thanks LABlondeGPhi!!
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Old 09-01-2015, 12:10 PM
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That is the best explanation I've seen. I just wish it was a longer list so that you could see 2nd choices and QA's. But when we say "a simplified explanation" this is exactly what we're saying, but with animation! Thanks LABlondeGPhi
Also, I think I know the answer to this question but this would be the place to confirm my suspicions: if a girl maximizes her options and lists EVERY preference party she attends in some order, she is guaranteed a bid to one of those chapters, right? I've heard two girls now saying that they did this and did not receive a bid, but I have a sneaking suspicion that they're lying to save face as this seems impossible to me.
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Old 09-01-2015, 12:46 PM
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^^^ Yes. They would be quota additions (QAs) to a chapter IF THEY MAXIMIZED by listing every chapter they attended at Preference.

Waiting for someone to explain otherwise. "Guaranteed" comes with a qualifier - if something happens (that would make her an undesirable candidate for membership) between the time she attends Pref & signs her MRABA and when bid matching starts, then she would not get a bid. That sounds obtuse but you can read between the lines.
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:09 PM
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Being more black and white, the conviction of her of animal abuse comes through after pref parties are announced but before bid lists are constructed would be a reason she would be cut even though she would otherwise be guaranteed a bid. But Clemsongirl, presuming these gals haven't made the papers, they are most likely lying. I think that's when, "well, bless your heart" becomes an appropriate thing to say, with no offers for help with COB or news that a colony may be in the offing.
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:27 PM
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Wow! LABlonde. That is awesome.
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:05 PM
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Thanks all! I think this is my best contribution to GC in ever.

I'll leave the full wamma-jamma video to Loyally Kappa or some other professionals
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:06 PM
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LOVE this!! with animation, no less! Thanks.

And yes, Clemsongirl, someone is fibbing somewhere or else they don't understand the phrase, "maximizing options"--which is entirely possible.
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