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Old 05-09-2019, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Ellis Dee View Post
No, not after a split second. His suggestion would mean all you have to do is buzz in a split second faster than they're allowing you to now. That's still early. Everyone early gets an equal shot at winning the buzzer for that question.
They all have to wait until the clue is read. So they all have an equal advantage.

How would allowing them to buzz in earlier than that rectify anything? It would favor those who can read faster than the others, increase the probability of giving wrong responses, and encourage those who can't come up with a response at all to press their buttons prematurely.

In other words, it would open up a huge can of worms.
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