Talk:Sandbagging

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Do not delete this page[edit]

Yeesh, this is another one that never would've even come up pre-merge. This is widely-used terminology, right up there with "no johns" and is commonly understood amongst smashers attending inter-regional tournaments. There's a good chance that if you begin to participate in the competitive community, you'll hear some story about Isai sandbagging in Singles at a tournament somewhere and if you don't know what it means, this should be the place to find out. --RJM Talk 19:55, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Well, the No Johns article was deleted as well. It was a horribly-written page and now redirects to what a "john" is. I was pretty sure that it was a personal nickname from what I got from other users. I've never actually heard this term used at all, so maybe it's a regional thing? FyreNWater - (TalkContributions ) 20:16, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
It's certainly not regional--I'm actually quite surprised you haven't heard it (here's some worthwhile discussions) but in any case, I wouldn't defend a poorly-written article. The "johns" article needs a serious once-over as well, but I think it's more important to tag them with cleanup instead of deletion. That way if this mess of a wiki ever sorts itself out, I might actually get around to polishing it again. --RJM Talk 21:39, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Sandbagging isn't just playing poorly purposely, it's also playing in a lower division than you should, like in basketball a Div 1 player who plays Div 2 tournaments (And probably unfairly keeps winning them) is a sandbagger. - Ashran111 (talk) 18:20, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

I've only ever known of one or two tournaments for Melee that actually separated players into divisions based on skill and I don't think there was any qualifying rounds involved, so I'm not sure that applies to smash in the same way it applies to other sports. The terminology in this context is derived from the Sandbag itself, after all. --RJM Talk 19:39, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
The only time I've heard this term before was in reference to wifi matches where one player doesn't touch the controller at all: hence, "Sandbag"ging. - Gargomon251 (talk) 06:46, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

While I've never heard the term reffered to smash, the definition given on the main page is something that I've seen in many other competitive events. Clarinet Hawk (talk · contributions) 14:25, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

See hustling. Geez, delete this thing. XXXXX Talk to me OR ELSE! 16:53, 7 July 2008 (UTC)