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Drunk - 10
Although you have to be careful where you tread on the line between confidence and arrogance. I like to think I can accept when I can't do something or when I'm wrong about something.
In everyday situations/meeting new people/ speaking in front of people I tend to be pretty confident. I don't get nervous really.
'Probably an 8 or 9. Probably 9. Although you have to be careful where you tread on the line between confidence and arrogance'.
have a courage of your own conviction. One wouldn't show any confidence if they said 'oh well I'm a 3 I guess' if they were really worth an 8.
Probably this, probably that.
I'm knocking you down to a two.
of thought into it. I'm basing my result on an assumption about my own character.I'm confident that I'm confident, although I'm not 100% confident as to how confident I can be in different situations. However, I'm pretty confident now that I can be confident in myself, because whenever I've been faced with a tough situation I've had confidence in myself in order to confidently carry out the task.
Shows weakness and timidity.
I am to use the word confident and confidence. I don't think you're confident enough in your own assessment to award me a 1.5. Perhaps you should become more of a confident person.
I've got to admire your balls.
depending on the situation.
^(unless it's karting, in which case, we're into 9.5+ territory)
At work a lot less than I am usually, maybe a 5, though a large component of this is increasing apathy.
Doing band stuff it's a bit higher though, maybe 8 or 9. Usually all the 'networking' side of things is left to me!
I'm an absolute disaster area with women at the moment though, so probably a 6 on that count.
At work, if I have to do a presentation or something probably a solid 7 or 8.
Talking to pretty girls probably in minus figures
Socially I'm a LOT better.
You know what I meant. Minus A LOT.
Anything not socially: 10
So chatting birds up and that. Ive never spoken to someone I didnt know, I wouldnt even know where to start. Even when girls have come up to me Ive frozen. Stuff like interviews and sports and stuff though, complete faith in myself to DESTROY any opposition.
Life's too short to spend it looking at your shoes, and no-one likes a mumbler.
if i couldn't have a shower then i'd pull a sicky, absolutely.
maybe we just have different standards, idk. nothing worse work-wise than a sweaty bastard in the office.
it's not as if it's a situation that's arisen a lot, so it's probably not worth getting your pants into a twist over. i just...y'know...prefer not smelling of the day before, but if you don't mind that, well done, you're definitely not paranoid.
so you're explanations are meaningless.
I guess I would honestly be around a 9/10 depending on my day.
It really does vary that much, sometimes within the same week
depending on the situation. Like most people, some days I lack a bit of self confidence and doubt myself and my abilities. That's usually when I'm hungover to fuck though.
god knows how i managed to smoke weed every day when i was younger.
But that's probably just because I feel rough and everyone is annoying me.
Yeah, I have absolutely no idea how I used to smoke weed constantly at University...I kind of snapped in the third year and stopped. I rarely smoke it at all now.... generally makes me feel not good...not good at all.
I'm updating your files as we speak / type
Here is my scale at differing scenarios and my level of confidence:
0 - Beating up Cheik Tiote
1 - Sufficiently pleasuring a beautiful lady in the old sack
2 - Captainning a ship
3 - Networking for work purposes
4 - Posting on DiS
5 - Playing football competitively
6 - Saving money
7 - Job interviews
8 - Talking to a group of new people
9 - Putting away every single morsel of a meal of almost man vs. food proportions
10 - Beating all of you at pool. All of you.
No silly rules either.
1. Only getting one shot on the black, even after your opponent fouls. Don't be daft.
2. Only being able to play down the table after the white has been potted/the white ball must cross the baulk line. Ridiculous.
3. You can't move the white behind the baulk line after a foul shot. Come on.
4. You CAN move the white behind the baulk line after a foul shot but you forfeit one of your 2 shots for it. Get fucked.
I now refuse to play anyone who plays these kind of rules. An absolute nonsense.
because you play 8ball
...as in the version of pool which is played in every pub in the land?
the shit one
I've never played 9 ball to be honest...
Or at least the weren't the official rules I played by when I played in a league.
Agreed that 1, 3, & 4 are the work of desparados, though.
The only major rule I can think of regarding ball placement is that on the break, 2 object balls must hit the back cushion. Other than that, can't think of any really...
seems like some of the confusion comes from slightly different rules for blackball (reds/yellows) v eight-ball (sopts/stripes). And also different governing bodies/federations.
e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_cue_sports_terms#Two-shot_carry seems to allow all sorts of shenanigans re: moving the cue ball around willy nilly. Do not like.
There's a bit about a legal break requiring "at least 2 object balls pass the imaginary line that goes across the middle pockets". That's similar to the 2 balls hitting the back cushion, I guess. Both are new ones on me.
simply specify that a break is legal if either: (a) at least one object ball is potted; or (b) at least four object balls hit cushions (i.e. any cushion).
It's this ball-in-hand, white ball where you like nonsense that I can't get with.
The only time I wanna be allowing any touching of the cue ball is if it needs putting back on the table after being potted (or freakily bounced off the table somehow).
And it's only getting positioned in baulk, by my reckoning. Playing forward, too, is what I've always thought, but I'm not so fussed about that.
This could all be totally non-standard ruling, but it's the way I've always played.
...and begin his 2 shots from there.
Think about it. Opponent A could leave Opponent B snookered because of a foul. Therefore, Opponent B is at a disadvantage because of Opponent A's foul which should emphatically not be the case. This rule allows for that not to happen.
But yeah, only behind the baulk line. Anywhere on the table is ridiculous.
allow you to take a free ball, though.
But you are still at a disadvantage because you may have to waste a foul shot to get back into a position where you can pot something.
It's a fair point, but the moving of the white back to baulk is the best and fairest way of dealing with this scenario.
...you might be snookered against the jaw of a pocket, so hitting ANY ball is difficult, not just your own.
in the 'two shots' bit. Describes it as a 'local rule'. i.e. a load of old dross.
Two shots on the black? Grow a pair.
I just go by the rules which I used to play in a league with. Rules ratified by one of the governing bodies.
Not only do I consider them legit based on the above (different bodies notwithstanding) I also consider them to be the most logical rules and rules which lead to the highest quality of games. So, not following them is madness in my book.
I presume you mean one free shot followed by a normal visit?
But if you pot a ball on that free shot (including an opponents) then you still have 2 normal visits remaining, to use your wording.
what a dork
Why should this not apply when you are awarded two shots and you pot on the first one?
Opponent A fouls. Opponent B pots a ball with his first shot, and misses with his second. What has opponent B gained here? His opponent has fouled and the rules have led to him having the same shot trajectory as if his opponent hadn't fouled.
Bonkers. Absolutely bonkers.
Opponent A fouls.
Opponent B gets to miss 1 shot and carry on and have another by way of compensation.
No pissing about handling the cue ball, though.
And I'm uneasy on the potting of an opponents ball being allowed.
So... why should potting of an opponents ball not be allowed?
I cover off the bit about handling the cue ball in a post above. I can understand your reticence but if you think about it enough it IS the right thing to be allowed to do.
over my years of playing 8 ball.
*NB As long as we don't play with any rules that make the game even slightly difficult.
It's all about fairness and only fairness.
Why do you ask?
You kind of reminded me of my old neighbour who was an only child. Basically had lots of games at his house but you were only allowed to play if you agreed to HIS rules, which he spent a lot of time devising. Got a bit pissy if you suggested playing in a more relaxed 'fun' way.
'not sure about all this, take it or leave it I guess' but when it comes to pool rules you go a little bit crazy. I think I like it (but I don't want to play pool with you).
But this is all borne out of rules existing to make games fairer. They're not my rules, they're the correct rules. Depends on how seriously you take it all. 99% of stuff I don't take at all seriously but when it comes to pool I get almost dogmatically and vehemently serious about it. Hence why I've gone a bit nuts in this thread. But I'm still chilled you understand...
Pool brings out the beast in me. I think it's because it's the only competitive thing in life I've ever been good at... *wom wom wommmmm*
this is DiS. there's no way there are this many 7+ here.
Sean! Shut this website down.
People (particularly my girlfreinds boring friends) often think I'm shy. I'm really not. They're juck fucking boring and I don't want to speak to them. At all.
I'M SO USELESS. I HATE MYSELF. ARGGH
I like it.
around a girl i fancy: -10000000000000
Nicklas Bendtner scored a 10
Out of 9.
drunk- 5 or 6
anywhere between 0 and 10? BORING!
End of the day, 2.
1 or a 9.
not sure if I dare
It depends on the people, the situation, my level of intoxication. I can either be incredibly friendly and out going, or terribly shy and withdrawn.
as to knowing what the rules are.
I especially love the idea that someone can claim to possess superior pool-playing skills, but only if he doesn't have to adapt to regional variations in the rules.
Me, I play pool in the real world, where the rules are the rules of the house, or laid down by whoever owns the table (within reason).
...aren't really such. But, hey, we all want to play properly right? If you want to play by some bonkers rules which don't allow a fair, flowing game then by all means do so. I won't be joining in.
Any road, I'll hump you no matter what rules you're playing so it matters not.
Anyway, I think we can all agree on the most ultimate of all rules. If you get 7-balled (with the only exception that you smash the black in off the break - which is a re-rack anyway in my book) then you have to play the next game with your pants round your ankles. Fair's fair.
...a 10. In reality only an 8 tho. Sorry for misleading anyone who lumped on me after eight questions.
I'd only be a two these days if I had my eye on a chap, which hasn't been the case for a very long time now. At work I'm about a 5, in small groups a 5 and in large groups a 3. Apparently I'm "brave" and good with new people though, hence why on occasion I might even reach the dizzying heights of a 6.
My outward confidence hides a lack of confidence underneath.
with friends - 9
drunk with strangers - 7.5
with friends - 9
being comfortable in your own skin, social skills like adaptability and speaking to new people, assurance of your own abilities and positive attributes and stuff. I think I'm generally confident but too often I allow that to be dented by minor setbacks. Think I'm getting better at not letting that stop me doing the stuff I want to do though.
I can't be any higher than that because I don't really have enough reason to be. If I was me but better-looking and a better swimmer, it'd be 10.
I don't think I'm particularly confident, just more realisitic and willing to forgive myself for being shit.
Talking to friends-7
People I don't know-5
+2 when had more than a pint and a half
Its fantastic to see such exuberant confidence displayed here. We should form a cult and take over the world.