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by millionwaves
Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)
Replies: 62
Views: 11927

Re: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)

Absolutely, Mike. We'll certanily be bearing those, and other, concerns in mind next year when choosing people to fill leadership positions.
by millionwaves
Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)
Replies: 62
Views: 11927

Re: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)

Dr. Prince and others, first, let me again extend our apologies for the logistical and other issues that your team faced this weekend. I can't underscore enough how embarrassed we are to have run a tournament like that. I sincerely hope, however, that you'll reconsider your decision not to attend ne...
by millionwaves
Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Coaches Advisory Board
Replies: 1
Views: 1025

Re: PACE Coaches Advisory Board

This is currently the topic of internal discussion by PACE, although our primary focus remains diagnosing the problems from this year's NSC and identifying solutions that we can carry forward to next year. Some ambiguity has arisen as to what specific functions this group would serve under the umbre...
by millionwaves
Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC logistics and protest resolution apologies
Replies: 19
Views: 4087

Re: 2011 NSC logistics and protest resolution apologies

With expressions of regret and acceptance of responsibility, I can only wonder aloud when the constructive and, perhaps, reconstructive phase of this moment will begin. Mr. Schweers, I'm not sure if this exactly addresses your concern, but in case no one has yet made this clear, internal discussion...
by millionwaves
Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC logistics and protest resolution apologies
Replies: 19
Views: 4087

Re: 2011 NSC logistics and protest resolution apologies

Again, as I said, I wouldn't swear to him saying that I should call Gautam in that instance, although I know for sure that there were other times that he instructed me to contact the TDs when he was busy dealing with other things.
by millionwaves
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2011: Quick recap and Thanks
Replies: 48
Views: 11359

Re: PACE NSC 2011: Quick recap and Thanks

The Motley Eye wrote:
theMoMA wrote:PACE NSC 2011 team finish list (someone with access please crosspost to PACE's website).
I've updated the results page with the complete rundown.
Thanks Dan!
by millionwaves
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC logistics and protest resolution apologies
Replies: 19
Views: 4087

Re: 2011 NSC logistics apologies

The protest was brought to us via the right channels There have also been some rumors that some staffer(s) at the NSC may have been involved in giving Hunter College HS an unfair advantage in the protest resolution, and I want to clarify that this is patently false. The only persons involved in mak...
by millionwaves
Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC - 60 teams
Replies: 74
Views: 12715

Re: 2011 NSC - 11 spots left

I'm not going to speak for PACE before we've had a meeting to discuss that (which we will do on Sunday), but that thought had certainly crossed my mind also.
by millionwaves
Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC - 60 teams
Replies: 74
Views: 12715

Re: 2011 NSC - 11 spots left

While we can't say for certain that we will reach the number of teams, we are beginning to aggressively recruit teams that haven't signed up yet and have every reason to expect that we'll get enough of them. Additionally, we have several teams on the stand-by list who may not be able to afford the e...
by millionwaves
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC Tournament Format
Replies: 96
Views: 14586

Re: 2011 PACE NSC Tournament Format

That's an interesting take. But doesn't that somewhat decrease the quality of schedule for the teams ranked 17-24? Shouldn't we want their schedule to be as strong as possible at least as much as we want the same thing for the teams ranked 25-32?
by millionwaves
Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC Tournament Format
Replies: 96
Views: 14586

Re: 2011 PACE NSC Tournament Format

EDIT: I guess it sucks to be the 22nd best team at the PACE NSC and get eliminated from championship contention after five rounds because the 21st best team at the PACE NSC was underseeded and beat you, or because you got upset by the 38th best team and couldn't pull out a tiebreaker. Guess what? Y...
by millionwaves
Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC
Replies: 114
Views: 155818

Re: 2011 PACE NSC

The meeting to which Sarah alludes is happening tonight, so it seems very likely (barring something really strange happening) that we'll announce the format after it concludes.
by millionwaves
Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC - 60 teams
Replies: 74
Views: 12715

Re: 2011 NSC - 16 spots left

Not yet, but there's one we're strongly considering at the moment. I anticipate that we'll announce it soon if no one in PACE comes up with anything better in the next few days; in my personal estimation, it's a very strong choice.
by millionwaves
Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Difficulty
Replies: 30
Views: 2606

Re: Difficulty

I'm particularly interested to hear what people thought of the DII difficulty. I worked on five of the sixteen packets before they were shipped and my opinion then, as it is now, is that the DII set was likely too hard. I tried to reduce the difficulty in my five packets, but I'm not sure to what ex...
by millionwaves
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois
Replies: 36
Views: 4384

Re: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois

Congratulations to Chicago A, consisting of Selene, Paul, Jimmy, and Tyler, who won the Division I tournament by having the best record after a triple round robin among five teams. Coming in second and third were Chicago B and Chicago C. In Division II, our congratulations are extended to Chicago D,...
by millionwaves
Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois
Replies: 36
Views: 4384

Re: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois

Right now, we 5 teams in the DI bracket and 8 teams in the DII bracket (including, excitingly, four teams from Illinois State, who to my knowledge will be attending their first non-CBI tournament ever.) This means that I have exactly enough staff to run the tournament, as long as no one in the DI br...
by millionwaves
Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois
Replies: 36
Views: 4384

Re: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois

The post above has been updated with the registration link. Thanks, Jeff!

Also, as a little more news to the above, we should have an exact idea of where the tournament will be shortly after January 9.
by millionwaves
Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois
Replies: 36
Views: 4384

Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois

Everyone, I'm pleased to announce that the University of Illinois Academic Buzzer Team will be hosting the Region 9 SCT on February 5, 2010, at the breathtakingly scenic Champaign-Urbana campus of the University of Illinois. Region 9 encompasses Indiana and Illinois, except Chicago-land schools. I'l...
by millionwaves
Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Editing Liveblog
Replies: 9
Views: 1667

Re: THUNDER Editing Liveblog

Uh, in the interest of full disclosure, I found out that I was going to be needed for this two days ago. I have to say, this is a remarkably effective tool for making me want to get my stuff done.
by millionwaves
Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC
Replies: 114
Views: 155818

Re: 2011 PACE NSC

Please remember to check pace-nsc.org periodically over the coming months until the tournament for updates about which tournaments are serving as qualifiers and which teams have qualified. If you'd like to check to see which tournaments are qualifiers (and which have been awarded gold or platinum st...
by millionwaves
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement regarding the chief administrator
Replies: 18
Views: 5600

Re: Announcement regarding the chief administrator

We expect that to be publicly announced here in the next couple of days. It isn't a complete causation, but it certainly didn't help. EDIT: Someone pointed out that that looks like I'm trying to minimize the role my own actions played. I certainly didn't intend that; what fault lies with me certainl...
by millionwaves
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement regarding the chief administrator
Replies: 18
Views: 5600

Re: Announcement regarding the chief administrator

HSAPQ will have a letter from PACE tomorrow; throughout the entire process, we've been very concerned with everyone in PACE having a say, especially after some initial missteps along those lines. This has required two meetings, an informal vote, and a formal vote, so I hope it will be apparent to HS...
by millionwaves
Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussions
Replies: 126
Views: 18544

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussions

It will perhaps be some consolation to those in quizbowl who are seeking their graduate degrees in Hispanic Literature that if you were doing so at Harvard, you'd have to read The Shipyard.
by millionwaves
Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussions
Replies: 126
Views: 18544

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussions

marnold wrote:Who will be the Eliot Ness to quizbowl's music mafia?
Hear hear.
by millionwaves
Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Here's the deal:
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: Here's the deal:

Arsonists Get All the Girls wrote:
The Granny wrote:I'm hoping this lasts like, a month. Then some other dude is chief admin. Tada.
Dibs.
On the off chance you're not joking (and I could never tell, with you), what you've just done is pretty much the closest thing I can think of to the opposite of how this is actually going to work.
by millionwaves
Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Forum Rules and Important Information, Updated 1/27/11
Replies: 10
Views: 5005

Re: Forum Rules and Important Information, Updated 2/7/10

Effective immediately, I am resigning as the Chief Administrator of hsquizbowl.org. Fred Morlan has graciously agreed to take over as the interim Chief Administrator until PACE appoints a new permanent administrator.
by millionwaves
Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 09-10 Season Player Poll- RESULTS
Replies: 30
Views: 5135

Re: 09-10 Season Player Poll

Captain Sinico wrote:You know, it's not like Charlie can "close down" your thread. If you want to conduct a poll, good luck - I'm not going to stop you unless your thread starts sucking.

M
Yeah, that's a fact.

EDIT: Especially about what will happen if your thread starts sucking.
by millionwaves
Wed May 26, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GATA Forums
Replies: 31
Views: 5106

Re: GATA Forums

I dislike the decision to make GATA a closed forum to non members too, but I'm not exactly sure what this accomplished. I imagine this thread dying out will be one accomplishment. Alternatively, people who would have access to the forum could use this thread to post updates about what's happening i...
by millionwaves
Wed May 26, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 45927

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

I split off the discussion of the GATA forums, since that discussion is probably separate from most of what goes on in this thread. You can view that topic here.
by millionwaves
Tue May 18, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)
Replies: 59
Views: 21376

Re: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)

If anyone wants to talk about their acronym-making related misadventures, please go here.
by millionwaves
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Comments
Replies: 52
Views: 5899

Re: ACF Nationals Comments

Ice Warrior wrote:and hard answer choices, such as Effi Briest and Doctorow's The Stand.
That's The March, dude. I believe Stephen King wrote The Stand.

I want to echo the praises that everyone else had for this set; it felt incredibly polished and it was an absolute pleasure to play on.
by millionwaves
Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 ICT discussion
Replies: 100
Views: 12606

Re: 2010 ICT discussion

B) You're a board administrator, which is even beyond point A an explicit position of authority. No board administrator is allowed to use their authority as a staffer as a plank in their argument at any time, and if anyone were ever to use do so, they'd face consequences for it. Let's all remember ...
by millionwaves
Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 27820

Re: CO Lit 2010

Cantaloupe (disambiguation) wrote:I think I'm playing this with Trygve Meade.
Confirm.
by millionwaves
Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: University of Alabama: MUT Mirror - 3/27/10
Replies: 34
Views: 4168

Re: University of Alabama: MUT Mirror - 3/27/10

Hey, there's nothing productive to be gained by continuing to discussing the posts in this thread. Let's move it back to discussion of the tournament, please.
by millionwaves
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HI 2010 Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 5868

Re: HI 2010 Discussion

Considering that the tremendous majority of the social science and geography were written the night before This really showed. These topics and history--none of which I'm good at but all of which at least one of my teammates at HI is good at--suffered significantly more than any other topic from we...
by millionwaves
Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why is Illinois bad?
Replies: 126
Views: 15954

Re: Why is Illinois bad?

Let's all make sure to keep in mind the rules of this forum; I'll be watching this thread very closely.
by millionwaves
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Are the 2006 HSNCT audio files too outdated to learn from?
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Re: Are the 2006 HSNCT audio files too outdated to learn from?

Also, and this is no way meant to be backseat modding or anything like that, but I have been informed from several BCA people that there is no Mike Chen on the BCA team. In fact, there is no Mike Chen at BCA whatsoever. So, yeah.....just wondering what that is all about. This definitely isn't backs...
by millionwaves
Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open matchmaking thread
Replies: 57
Views: 10805

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

marnold wrote:I am... David Seal's agent
marnold's posting rank wrote:Skank Agent
I'll let you draw your own conclusions.
by millionwaves
Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)
Replies: 65
Views: 7033

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

I'd bet we'll be able to scrape up a house team. I think at least three of us will be around and wanting to play, though staffing the thing obviously comes first. Given the character of the field and questions, I'd guess we'll probably wind up doing this in a potluck style with some kind of round r...
by millionwaves
Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3670

MUT Discussion

I've just set up a hidden forum for the discussion of MUT. TO ENTER: From your user control panel, select usergroups. Find MUT at the bottom of the list, then click the radio button and submit as "join selected." Brendan Byrne will be in charge of approving people to join the MUT discussion, so if y...
by millionwaves
Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Forum Rules and Important Information, Updated 1/27/11
Replies: 10
Views: 5005

Re: Forum Rules and Important Information, Updated 2/7/10

Another change to the rule about regionalism has been posted.
by millionwaves
Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIM: MELD (Mildly Experimental Literature Doubles) at UWO
Replies: 28
Views: 5901

Re: PRELIM: MELD (Mildly Experimental Literature Doubles) at UWO

We played this last night as a shootout after MCMNT, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Thanks for producing a great set!
by millionwaves
Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Forum Rules and Important Information, Updated 1/27/11
Replies: 10
Views: 5005

Re: Forum Rules and Important Information, Updated 2/7/10

Please note that there has been a slight change to the language of the new rule about regionalism, in an effort to clarify its original purpose. It now reads "your, and others' regions."
by millionwaves
Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moving NAC back towards legitimacy?
Replies: 43
Views: 4115

Re: Moving NAC back towards legitimacy?

I wonder if it is possible for me to make a post here and NOT bring out at least one personal attack? I get it: there are some folks who do not care for me personally here. I do not and have not "continually pilloried" NAQT for having trash. I have mentioned it before as a criticism of NAQT questio...
by millionwaves
Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 3189

Re: Regionals discussion

That isn't to say that two Jewish holiday tossups aren't too many. I'm certainly sympathetic to that idea.
by millionwaves
Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 3189

Re: Regionals discussion

I'm going to try to take a more active role in this post-tournament discussion than I have in other discussions of this type. Geography: At least in the packets we played at Columbia, there was essentially no geography (I heard maybe one tossup all day that I would call geography, and no bonuses). I...
by millionwaves
Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Corrections and Feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Corrections and Feedback

Hey, guys, I've already heard back from a few people about some minor errors in the set (The protagonist of Black Mischief is not the emperor of Arizona, no matter what I somehow read in Masterplots; there is no such person as "Herbert Melville".) If you can point out anything more than that, let me...
by millionwaves
Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global announcement: ACF Regionals 2010
Replies: 46
Views: 24339

Re: Global announcement: ACF Regionals 2010

To clarify, you don't need to post just because you requested access; we all get an e-mail telling us that. We only need you to post if you think we're not going to recognize your username and therefore wouldn't approve you based on not knowing whether or not you've played.
by millionwaves
Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global announcement: ACF Regionals 2010
Replies: 46
Views: 24339

Re: Global announcement: ACF Regionals 2010

As an editor of this set, it's my sincere and fervent hope that everyone who played the set today found it enjoyable. We've set up a hidden forum to facilitate the discussion of ACF Regionals, as some sites will be playing the questions as late as next Saturday. TO ENTER: From your user control pane...