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what does wildcard mean

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by antsaoo, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

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    Hi

    I have been thinking what does wildcard mean. Couldnt find it from wordbook and when i googled it , there came up some "what does wildcard mean in football" and stuff like that

    obivously english speaking people knows what it means so they dont need to explanation.

    thnx :O
     
  2. HaRRo

    HaRRo Elite Member

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    I will put it in simple terms

    Say * was a wild card

    If you had c*t , that would search or mean cat, cut, cot, cet, or anything in the middle

    Hope this is easy understanding
     
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  3. giantsfan0806

    giantsfan0806 Junior Member

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    in sports, teams that win their respective divisions go to the playoffs. In baseball, for example, there are 6 divisions. All of the division leaders (the teams with the best win/loss record) make the playoffs, but there are 2 extra playoff spots for "wildcard" teams.

    these are the teams with the highest win/loss records, but did not win their division. This way, if a very good team was in the same division as a dominant team, they would still have a chance to make the playoffs.

    i hope you understand this. its actually pretty confusing
     
  4. breakfree

    breakfree Registered Member

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    In tennis, a player is invited to a tournament even though his/her rankings would not allow her to take part.

    Goran Ivanisevic won a Wimbledon title a few years ago as a wildcard, but usually wild cards are given to low ranking home players and, as in Ivanisevic's case, are high profile ones.

    Basically the idea is to attract crowds and interest...

    Similar to other sports, isn't it?

    Anyway, it generally means jolly, joker, a card that has many different uses.
     
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    graphicnut Supreme Member

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    means their shit / low in odds but may have a chance of winning it :)
     
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    young_ genius__ Registered Member

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    Where are you from? Maybe someone can bridge the gap.
     
  7. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

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    im from finland but I must say its hard to describe better than harro did