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by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: California Summer Open(s)?
Replies: 11
Views: 1334

Re: California Summer Open(s)?

If this happens in the bay area during July, there's a significant chance I'll show up.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Authentication on this Website
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: Authentication on this Website

I agree with Arnav's post, but Let's Encrypt is probably sufficient. I doubt there's any need to use a paid CA.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Roommate for ICT 2019 [Female]
Replies: 4
Views: 1577

Re: Roommate for ICT 2019 [Female]

Due to some last-minute changes/a budget surplus/other factors, it turns out that we will also be bringing one woman to ICT. I know this is on very short notice, but if anyone wants to trade roommates, please PM or email me.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Feeling Trapped in Hudson Valley(NY)
Replies: 8
Views: 1654

Re: Feeling Trapped in Hudson Valley(NY)

If any of you have any advice/an insider's guide for a long-time player, but first time hoster, feel free to DM, email or reply to this post. It would be greatly appreciated. I'll try to make my intentions known to my advisor and the schools in the area as soon as I get a better grasp on how I'm go...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Colorado State Championship (3/9)
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Re: Colorado State Championship (3/9)

Field update:

Boulder A
Boulder B
CEC Aurora A
CEC Aurora B
Grand Junction A
Grand Junction B
Grand Junction C
Rock Canyon A
Rock Canyon B
Regis Jesuit
Weld Central A
Weld Central B
Weld Central C
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]
Replies: 15
Views: 3903

Re: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]

Echoing Joe's sentiment---this was a very fun tournament on a very strong set.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Colorado State Championship (3/9)
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Re: Colorado State Championship (3/9)

I'd also like to apologize for the overlap with Science Olympiad. This was unfortunately unavoidable, since we already have to schedule against Science Bowl, Knowledge Bowl, History Bowl, and other events. We'll be hosting more tournaments later this semester, which will be scheduled some time in th...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Colorado State Championship (3/9)
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Re: Colorado State Championship (3/9)

This won't be strictly enforced, but we highly recommend that teams limit their rosters to no more than 6 players (and preferably no more than 4-5, if the 5th and 6th scorers would be able to play on their own). If the registration fee is a barrier to splitting an oversized team, email us.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Colorado State Championship (3/9)
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Colorado State Championship (3/9)

It is my pleasure to announce the Colorado State Quiz Bowl Championship on March 9, 2019, hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder. At this tournament, teams will be able to qualify for both HSNCT and NSC. Location and schedule: The tournament will be held on Saturday, March 9 the Engineering Ce...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT at CU Boulder (2/9/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Re: NAQT SCT at CU Boulder (2/9/19)

Thanks for coming, everyone. Congrats to BYU B, who defeated Colorado A in a one-game final.

Stats are here.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT at CU Boulder (2/9/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Re: NAQT SCT at CU Boulder (2/9/19)

The post originally listed the wrong registration link. This has been fixed.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT at CU Boulder (2/9/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

NAQT SCT at CU Boulder (2/9/19)

I'm pleased to announce that for the fourth year in a row, CU Boulder will host the Rocky Mountain site of NAQT's Sectional Championship Tournament. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at matthew.s.mitchell@colorado.edu Location and schedule: The tournament will be held on Saturday, F...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Participating in Online Tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Re: Participating in Online Tournaments

In addition to full tournaments, people read old packets on the quizbowl Discord from time to time.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Growing Young Players
Replies: 5
Views: 1673

Re: Growing Young Players

We've found it useful to have a separate novice practice on easier questions, followed by a practice at regular difficulty for the whole team.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019 at Stanford, 1/26/2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1887

Re: ACF Regionals 2019 at Stanford, 1/28/2019

Saltasassi wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:09 pm
The California mirror of ACF Regionals will be held on January 26, 2019.
You should probably change the title from 1/28, then :)
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Festivus (23 Dec)
Replies: 6
Views: 2212

Re: Festivus (23 Dec)

Did anyone collect the Festivus packets for archival purposes? If not, I volunteer to do so; please email me your packets (hartam@gmail.com) so I can put them on the database. I'm currently collecting packets, but I've been traveling recently and haven't had time to follow up with everyone. I'll ha...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out
Replies: 15
Views: 2244

Re: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out

We already have a History specialist and he gets pissed whenever I steal points from him. It's great that you want to branch out more, but this really needs to be addressed. Unless you're wantonly negging him out of things he's likely to know, he should be happy that the team is getting tossups ear...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Is Festivus happening?
Replies: 11
Views: 3202

Re: Is Festivus happening?

Silverman wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:11 pm
So is this happening? I sadly don't have a packet but I'll definitely play; the packets announced so far all sound fun.
It is now.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Festivus (23 Dec)
Replies: 6
Views: 2212

Festivus (23 Dec)

OK, no one else has stepped up to do this, so I guess I will. If you've got packets, read them in the Discord tomorrow. We'll start around 10:30 AM, Mountain Standard Time.

Please sign up on this sheet. It would be nice to have more mods, but I'm fine doing it myself.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 24797

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

touchpack wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:18 am
Can you guys decide on a date soon? I work ~26 weekends a year and need to request time off well in advance.
As someone flying in, I heavily second this.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Is Festivus happening?
Replies: 11
Views: 3202

Re: Is Festivus happening?

I'll probably have a half packet of of weird mashups and other miscellaneous oddities.

EDIT: I'm also willing to step up to moderate.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago
Replies: 17
Views: 6660

Re: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago

One more thing: even if some sites still aren't decided, there seems to be literally no downside to announcing partial sites. Whatever slight decrease in professionalism would result frim slapping a TBA on a region, it would be massively weighed out by giving the rest of us time to plan travel and p...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago
Replies: 17
Views: 6660

Re: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago

Lauren's post is Good.

NAQT should also keep in mind that certain circuits require aggressive outreach to obtain a decent field, which is much easier to do when you have an official tournament announcement.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 24797

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

The bottom line is that without a strong showing of support for a Minnesota mirror -- whether underlain by a formal rule directing teams there or not -- it just won't happen. I encourage people who would be likely to play a UMN mirror to list their names or their teams on this spreadsheet . The mai...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 24797

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

So, correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems that the UMN site would require Illinois players for a decent field, but the OSU site wouldn't---the problem being that OSU is a slightly shorter drive from Chicago than UMN. What if the editors allow both sites, but require special approval for people trave...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 24797

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

I went to Michigan State as an undergraduate and road-tripped with Joe, Connor, and Ryan Dillon to Minneapolis for Minnesota Open -- that was just the sort of thing you had to do to play! There was an entire era when the main site of Minnesota Open was an event that people would travel long distanc...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 24797

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Cheynem wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:54 pm
Regardless of where this tournament is, I'd like to see some hard dates announced pretty soon.
Echoing this. Some of us would like to book flights as early as possible.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 6703

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

Generally, I greatly enjoyed this set, and I felt like most of the tossups did a good job of hitting their target difficulty. Our site had a lot of new players, and even those with zero quizbowl experience were able to convert things. That said, I had a few issues with it: I'm probably biased as a p...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Sun God Invitational Announcement (Fall 2018) [Regular]
Replies: 14
Views: 9899

Re: 2018 Sun God Invitational Announcement (Fall 2018) [Regular]

I think we ended up hitting our target difficulty of "about halfway between 2017 EFT and this past year's Regionals" though the set obviously has a different field than an introductory tournament like EFT. I'm obviously biased but I think it should be a comfortable set for strong novices and experi...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 7224

Re: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror Date Poll Inside

I feel like someone should remind people that Dec 23 is Festivus, if that's happening again this year.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall @ CU Boulder (Nov 3)
Replies: 4
Views: 2258

Re: ACF Fall @ CU Boulder (Nov 3)

Congrats to Colorado A for winning this tournament, and to Zach from KSU for being the top scorer. We'd like sincerely thank all the teams who showed up for contributing to a wonderful day of quizbowl.

Stats can be found here.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Help training a math player for quiz bowl
Replies: 6
Views: 2601

Re: Help training a math player for quiz bowl

I played Science Bowl in high school, and I got really fast at mental arithmetic by factoring the time in my head whenever I got bored. This definitely gave our team an edge. Next, let me fill you in on my suggestion. We are a new high school academic team in Kentucky, so our primary format for comp...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: 2018 Canadian Trash Player Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 3613

Re: 2018 Canadian Trash Player Poll

Jean de Daumier-Smith wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:13 pm
everdiso wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:46 pm
P.P.G.s
I can't believe I had to read this with my own eyes. It's basically a war crime.
Says someone from a country that calls a packet a "pack."
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying specific parts of the Lit Cannon
Replies: 3
Views: 2158

Re: Studying specific parts of the Lit Cannon

If you're looking for survey texts, there's an excellent list here.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 12173

Re: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018

nycaqb1999 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:26 pm
Is an online mirror being planned for this set?
Echoing this. If there is one, I will play the :capybara: out of it.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19 (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 7739

Re: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

This particular rule change also has the potential to disproportionately impact students with especially challenging life circumstances who might have to take leaves of absence or repeat a grade for any number of reasons, including illness and mental health matters, parenthood, being required to wo...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19 (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 7739

Re: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

Out of curiosity are these types of policies in place for other high school competitions? I imagine most sports have something like this in place. Yes, and depending on the state, 19 year olds can play (see Conor's post above). I'll dig up some sources later, but I have to get to class. Keep in min...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 3504

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the bonus on integration? My impression was that the question didn't exclude a possible answer of "solving differential equations" for the first part (particularly since it mentions Runge-Kutta). Rather complex forms of performing this operation make use of temporal discretization and inc...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 96
Views: 37252

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

UlyssesInvictus wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:08 pm
A Very Long Math Tossup wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:55 pm
QuizDB is down right now.
It's working for me as of 10:08 PM. Could you describe the issue you experienced?
OK, it's working again. For about an hour (9pm-10pm eastern), attempting to load the site returned a generic Heroku error page.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 6092

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

In chess, it is my understanding that there are tournaments, say, for players with Elo of 1000-1500, 1500-1700, etc. Know how strong the people playing your tournament are. Chess has reduced "how good a player is" to a simple number, and made this number trivially easy to look up in an authoritativ...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 3504

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Could you post the tossup on "postmodernism"? I recall Lyotard's definition being clued very early.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 6092

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

It might be a good idea for NAQT to publish some sort of "recommended eligibility policy," with final judgement calls left up to the host.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 3504

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

cruzeiro wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:10 pm
Can I see the tossup on British anthropologists? I (and at least one other room) negged with France on the structuralism clue (seemed like bait for Lévi-Strauss)
I also did this. I buzzed at structural, IIRC, but the question was asking about structural functionalism.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 20455

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

CaseyB wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:09 pm
CPiGuy wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:41 pm
100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:36 pm
Can the list of submitted packets be updated please?
It's now been two weeks since the September 22 deadline, and the next deadline is today. A submitted packets update would be great.
This.
Also this.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019
Replies: 6
Views: 2529

Re: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019

I've added a "date updated" column to the sheet, with formatting based on how recently the contact info was updated.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019
Replies: 6
Views: 2529

Re: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019

I think it would be a good idea to have an annual top-down project in which we go through every school on the list and verify that the contact info is current and actually works. Plenty of people forget to update the old list when they leave their club, I've been burned by outdated contact info in t...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19 (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 7739

Re: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

Individuals wishing to compete at high school tournaments must not turn 19 until after the current competition year—in other words, if they will still be 18 or younger as of next July 31. This seems like a pretty big change, especially to be announced a month and a half into the school year. If som...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New Team Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 1795

Re: New Team Problems

So, about a year ago, I was in the exact same position, albeit with a college team rather than a high school one. Our old club president and our faculty advisor both left at the same time, so I ended up running our team. The most important thing is to be enthusiastic . You can't make people study, b...