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Slam Selection Processes / Re: Mental graffiti team selection 2013
« Last post by EmilyRose on April 22, 2014, 02:02:09 PM »

April:
Patrick: 1
Amy David: 2
Hillary Kobernick: 3

Totals:
Shelly Geiszler 1
Melanie George Decelles 1
Patrick Pressel 2
Luis 2
Jacob Victorine 2
Mojdeh Stoakley 3
Amy David 4
Hillary Kobernick 7
Eric Sirota 7
Billy Tuggle 7
Bryant Cross 8
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General Discussion / Re: RULE HELP
« Last post by AmyD on March 31, 2014, 10:01:28 PM »
You could also argue that once the team starts shouting a call/response, their time has started.
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Slam Selection Processes / Re: Mental graffiti team selection 2013
« Last post by AmyD on March 31, 2014, 09:59:23 PM »
How are ties broken? It appears that, with one slam left, the worst spot I could end up in is tied for 8th, and I don't want to get into the last chance slam if that takes away a spot from someone else.
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Ladies & Gentlemen what an amazing open mic showcase that took place 3/29/2014
In Lafayette, LA.

Our two features performed with grace and compassion
WOW Is All I Can Say Truly Moving!
Seven poets earn points today toward the 2015 Lafayette National Poetry Slam Team
Bringing our total to 14 poets earning points toward the team finals.
The poets earning points today is as follows

Carl "Candor" Anderson earned  5 points
LJ Lowery- Eljay earned 5 points
Rebecca "Gypsy" Doucet earned 2 points
Robert Kindrick earned 2 points
Leah Da Light earned 2 points
Intrinsically Blessed earned 2 points
Yah Fu "the Pen Bender" earn 2 points

The Updated point standing for the 2015 Lafayette National Poetry Slam Team As of 3/29/2014 are

1. Robert Kindrick                            11 points
2. Author Shaquana Jackson            10 points
T3. Rebecca "Gypsy" Doucet               9 points
T3. Yah Fu "the Pen Bender"              9 points
T3. LJ Lowery- Eljay                           9 points
6. Carl "Candor" Anderson                  7 points
T7. Moonshyne Monceaux                  2 points
T7. Brodie Johnson                             2 points
T7. Leah Da Light                               2 points
T7. Intrinsically Blessed                      2 points
11. Regina Hellfire                              1 point

Not Competing For The Team
Buddy Wakefield                                 5 points
Sha' Crondria "ICON" Sibley                2 points

Attached is our next open mic poetry slam showcase
During the annual 2014 Festival International Showcase!!!


Poets come on out, bring your original poetry, & try out
for the 2015 Lafayette National Poetry Slam Team
Hone them skills, strive for excellence, and Spit Fire & Inspire Lives
For the Lafayette Poetry Community!!!
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General Discussion / Re: RULE HELP
« Last post by simone on March 26, 2014, 08:21:21 AM »
Slam NUBA has a pretty well known call and response "Slam NUBA" "We cut heads!"
Their youth scene, Minor Disturbance, also respond to their team name with "No bedtime!"
Again, these could arguably fall into the Influencing the Crowd rule, but no one has ever tried to protest it

I think that would be a really long argument! Glad I'm not on protest committee this year (she says in advance). Trying to legislate what the crowd can do sounds difficult, and seems undesirable to me.

Anyway, short answer, Ed: nope, no explicit rule against that kind of behavior, and no one (so far) at a PSI tournament has tried to use the existing rules to protest it.
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General Discussion / Re: RULE HELP
« Last post by jesster on March 25, 2014, 07:59:55 PM »
Gag Rule! That's what I was trying to remember. Thanks, Simone!

One final question, and I will use a NPS example just because it's the only cross reference I can think of that fits.

In a indie or team based slam environment, was there ever any ruling regarding teams/ groups of people/etc all calling out a phrase just prior to a poet performing?
Like- Poet (be it a poet on a team or an indie event) gets called to stage. Just prior to poem, ten people scream, "We scream for Ice Cream" and ten other people reply "We Ice Cream for scream" referring to the poet on stage who is from the famed Ice Cream area of the country.
Is that just considered moral support these days and lumped into the 'go in poet' randomness of a crowd, or does the orchestrated play and effect have some ruling here in file-land?

Thanks again folks, I just want to be more edumacated (like educated, but you know, not)

Slam NUBA has a pretty well known call and response "Slam NUBA" "We cut heads!"

Their youth scene, Minor Disturbance, also respond to their team name with "No bedtime!"

Again, these could arguably fall into the Influencing the Crowd rule, but no one has ever tried to protest it
 
-Jesse
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General Discussion / Re: RULE HELP
« Last post by edmabrey on March 25, 2014, 06:38:41 PM »
Thank you both. Just needed some clarity and wanted to be properly informed before having any discussions. I have attended some slams that will state they abide by "PSI Rules" but at times have seemed to mostly be referring to the general MC Spiel that was created for PSI events, which I know of course in no way discusses or covers all the rules created over the years.
These aren't events remotely connected to PSI by the way( don't want to look like I'm stirring anything up when there is nothing to be stirred). Just folks with good intentions who aren't used to having too many people involved with their slams actually be people who regularly are involved with PSI ran slams. (The PSI Rule quote these days is often used as shorthand and works to add a sense of fairness and legitimacy to non-psi events. Kudos for that)
Anywho, thanks much.

One final question, and I will use a NPS example just because it's the only cross reference I can think of that fits.

In a indie or team based slam environment, was there ever any ruling regarding teams/ groups of people/etc all calling out a phrase just prior to a poet performing?
Like- Poet (be it a poet on a team or an indie event) gets called to stage. Just prior to poem, ten people scream, "We scream for Ice Cream" and ten other people reply "We Ice Cream for scream" referring to the poet on stage who is from the famed Ice Cream area of the country.
Is that just considered moral support these days and lumped into the 'go in poet' randomness of a crowd, or does the orchestrated play and effect have some ruling here in file-land?

Thanks again folks, I just want to be more edumacated (like educated, but you know, not)
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General Discussion / Re: RULE HELP
« Last post by simone on March 25, 2014, 04:30:30 PM »
For future reference, here is a link to the Rules forum (might require you to be a current PSI member to view):
http://forums.poetryslam.com/index.php/board,5.0.html

I think the "cheerleading" section Ed is referring to might be the Gag Rule (or, colloquially, the "Bay Area" rule). This rule governed the behavior of teammates in the audience: teammates, coaches, and SMs were barred from leading or coaching the audience in response to a performer on stage. This rule was struck around 2008, about the time indies were removed from NPS; behavior of this type at NPS now may cause the poem to be assessed as a group piece. The rule was removed since the rules on what constitutes a group piece and the rule about not influencing the audience (above) appeared to cover the same ground.

I do not see a thread, either current or old, in the Rules Forum about call and response. I would be happy to join in a discussion over there, or, with Ed's permission, could arrange to have this thread moved to the Rules Forum so we can continue there.
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Slam Selection Processes / Re: Mental graffiti team selection 2013
« Last post by EmilyRose on March 25, 2014, 01:03:16 PM »
March:
George (1)
Jacob Vitorine (2)
Mojdeh (3)
Bryant (1st, but cannot earn more points)

Totals:
Patrick Pressel 1
Shelly Geiszler 1
Melanie George Decelles 1
Amy David 2
Luis 2
Jacob Victorine 2
Mojdeh Stoakley 3
Hillary Kobernick 4
Eric Sirota 7
Billy Tuggle 7
Bryant Cross 8
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Slam Selection Processes / Re: Mental graffiti team selection 2013
« Last post by EmilyRose on March 25, 2014, 12:58:12 PM »
February:
Eric (1)
Luis (2)
Bryant (3)


Totals:
Patrick Pressel 1
Shelly Geiszler 1
Amy David 2
Luis 2
Hillary Kobernick 4
Eric Sirota 7
Bryant Cross 8
Billy Tuggle 7
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