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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby That Bot » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:05 pm

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Doubledealer93 wrote:What the hell is this mensa?

http://www.mensa.org/ wrote:Mensa was founded in England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister, and Dr. Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer. They had the idea of forming a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership of which was a high IQ. The original aims were, as they are today, to create a society that is non-political and free from all racial or religious distinctions. The society welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population, with the objective of enjoying each other's company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities.

Basically it's a society of the most intelligent minds on the planet. You have to score in the top 2% on a standardized, recognized IQ test to be a member.
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby jindrak » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:08 pm

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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Doubledealer93 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:09 pm

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Doubledealer93 wrote:What the hell is this mensa?

http://www.mensa.org/ wrote:Mensa was founded in England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister, and Dr. Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer. They had the idea of forming a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership of which was a high IQ. The original aims were, as they are today, to create a society that is non-political and free from all racial or religious distinctions. The society welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population, with the objective of enjoying each other's company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities.

Basically it's a society of the most intelligent minds on the planet. You have to score in the top 2% on a standardized, recognized IQ test to be a member.


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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Autobot032 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:13 pm

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We beat Lego?! O_o...

I think the ball might actually have an uphill battle, here. I think TFs could go all the way. It would certainly be nice.
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Bumblevivisector » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:20 pm

If TF wins, Mensa needs to post a victory pic of that same ball, but with Armada Unicron in planet mode closing in for the kill.

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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby amtm » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:22 pm

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Doubledealer93 wrote:What the hell is this mensa?

http://www.mensa.org/ wrote:Mensa was founded in England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister, and Dr. Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer. They had the idea of forming a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership of which was a high IQ. The original aims were, as they are today, to create a society that is non-political and free from all racial or religious distinctions. The society welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population, with the objective of enjoying each other's company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities.

Basically it's a society of the most intelligent minds on the planet. You have to score in the top 2% on a standardized, recognized IQ test to be a member.

So they only discriminate against people with lower scores or who never took an IQ test.
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Autobot032 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:39 pm

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amtm wrote:
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Doubledealer93 wrote:What the hell is this mensa?

http://www.mensa.org/ wrote:Mensa was founded in England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister, and Dr. Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer. They had the idea of forming a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership of which was a high IQ. The original aims were, as they are today, to create a society that is non-political and free from all racial or religious distinctions. The society welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population, with the objective of enjoying each other's company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities.

Basically it's a society of the most intelligent minds on the planet. You have to score in the top 2% on a standardized, recognized IQ test to be a member.

So they only discriminate against people with lower scores or who never took an IQ test.


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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby kirbenvost » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:28 pm

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I don't know how the heck we beat Lego, but IMO we should win out over a ball. Sure, it's the basis of many games and whatnot, but on its own a ball is just...boring.
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Arctorro » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:47 pm

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Voted for Transformers, feeling more hopeful of winning after beating Lego. Didn't think Transformers would make it this far :grin:
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Seibertron » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:31 pm

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Arctorro wrote:Voted for Transformers, feeling more hopeful of winning after beating Lego. Didn't think Transformers would make it this far :grin:


That's what happens when you get fansites like Seibertron.com which have 500,000 unique visitors per month behind something like this. :D
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:12 pm

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Even though the ball have more signifiance in the creation of so many games, My heart is 100% for Transformers.

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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Arctorro » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:01 pm

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Seibertron wrote:
Arctorro wrote:Voted for Transformers, feeling more hopeful of winning after beating Lego. Didn't think Transformers would make it this far :grin:


That's what happens when you get fansites like Seibertron.com which have 500,000 unique visitors per month behind something like this. :D


Yep, another reason this site is so awesome! :grin:
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Rushie » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:04 am

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Arctorro wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Arctorro wrote:Voted for Transformers, feeling more hopeful of winning after beating Lego. Didn't think Transformers would make it this far :grin:


That's what happens when you get fansites like Seibertron.com which have 500,000 unique visitors per month behind something like this. :D


Yep, another reason this site is so awesome! :grin:


Still, it's surprising. Lego also has a massive fanbase on several fansites.

As for this round, as much as I like the ball for its simplicity and sheer fun it provides, it's not nearly as cleverly engineered and designed as even the most basic TransFormer. [-(
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby That Bot » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:11 am

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Seibertron wrote:
Arctorro wrote:Voted for Transformers, feeling more hopeful of winning after beating Lego. Didn't think Transformers would make it this far :grin:


That's what happens when you get fansites like Seibertron.com which have 500,000 unique visitors per month behind something like this. :D

Amusingly, Transformers has gotten less and less votes each round, until round 5.
Round 1 (vs. Tamagotchi): 1214 vs. 394 (this was before Seibertron publicized it)
Round 2 (vs. My Little Pony): 1049 to 160
Round 3 (vs. G.I. Joe): 640 to 249
Round 4 (vs. RC Cars): 217 to 158
Round 5 (vs. LEGO): 444 to 429
In fairness, there has been a decrease in total votes for pretty much everything each round, and I think it's true that a lot of us owe it to Seibertron that TFs have gotten as many votes as they have despite the overall decreasing numbers. I would forget after each round without Seibertron's reminders, and none of the other TF sites seems to be reporting on this. However, it kind of backfires at the same time because a few of us did vote for LEGO last round. Also, LEGO was a tough opponent so it probably inspired more people to vote either way than in previous rounds.
So bottom line, out of those 500,000 daily visitors, maybe 150 have regularly voted in this, at my estimation.
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Arctorro » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:33 am

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That Bot wrote:I would forget after each round without Seibertron's reminders.


Very true. After each announcement I completely forgot about this, so Seibertron really helped to keep Transformers in the race :-?
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:47 am

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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby El Duque » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:13 pm

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Remember Mensa's bracket challenge that was going on toward the end of 2012? Our beloved Cybertronians fought their way past several challenging opponents, which included My Little Pony, G.I. Joe, and Lego to face the timeless classic, the ball, in the final round. The results were posted earlier this year and it turns out we won!


Over the last six weeks, both the public and American Mensa members from around the country cast nearly 78,000 votes on 64 toys in four regions - timeless, pre-1950s, 1950-1980 and 1981-present. Each region was made up of 16 competitors, seeded 1 through 16, based on the strength of their résumés.

In the first round, the top seed from a given category faced off against the 16th seed from the same region; the second seed challenged the 15th seed, and so on. During the sixth week, the winner was chosen by you, the members...but which was it?


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The boys' version of the Cabbage Patch Kids, Transformers set the toy world on its ear in 1984. Anyone and everyone just had to have these "robots in disguise." They could transform into everyday objects, usually vehicles or weapons, and a cartoon series and, eventually, films followed, turning a whole new generation on to these toys.


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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby -Kanrabat- » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:26 pm

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Wow, the final results took their sweet little time to come in!

Of course, the toughest opponent was LEGO.
However, that final round was kind of underwhelming. Sure, the ball is timeless, but it's more like an everyday object. Like a fork or a spade.
So, Transformers just won.

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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Bumblevivisector » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:50 pm

Yeah, Lego deserved to be the closest call.

And here we were worried the poll would be spammed by Bronies; those numbers seem to imply that word never even made it into their circles. Or maybe most of them just care about the cartoon more than the toys, IDK.
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:27 pm

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Bumblevivisector wrote:Yeah, Lego deserved to be the closest call.

And here we were worried the poll would be spammed by Bronies; those numbers seem to imply that word never even made it into their circles. Or maybe most of them just care about the cartoon more than the toys, IDK.
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby -Kanrabat- » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:35 pm

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Bumblevivisector wrote:Yeah, Lego deserved to be the closest call.

And here we were worried the poll would be spammed by Bronies; those numbers seem to imply that word never even made it into their circles. Or maybe most of them just care about the cartoon more than the toys, IDK.


I'm a brony myself and let me tell you, most bronies consider the official toys as shit. Especially if in the bracket, ALL pony is considered. Meaning the most magority made of the older gens, the part we dont care about.

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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Doubledealer93 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:41 pm

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um, yay?
What was this competition for, why did it happen and why should i care?
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby RAcast » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:45 pm

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Doubledealer93 wrote:um, yay?
What was this competition for, why did it happen and why should i care?

According to the internet, Transformers are the best toys of ALL TIME. :grin:
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