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by Susan
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Matt Duckworth [content warning]
Replies: 0
Views: 865

Matt Duckworth [content warning]

WWBT (New Kent) : New Kent teacher charged with crimes involving children Due to the nature of these charges, Matt Duckworth has been banned from the hsquizbowl forums. The board staff would like to request that there be no further discussion of this story on hsquizbowl. In particular, speculation ...
by Susan
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 3
Views: 1223

Re: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT

Thanks to Matt Mitchell for giving me a heads-up about this thread. I don't have a direct answer to Max's question, but as someone who works in an admin role at a LAC, I have a couple of thoughts that may also be relevant: The majority of elite LACs (and lots of other types of institutions) are expe...
by Susan
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Expa
Replies: 10
Views: 2667

Re: Expa

Hi, Ethan, It looks like Yuti edited her original post in a way that changed its meaning (possibly in an attempt to respond to the thread), which is against the forum rules. A board staff member disapproved this post because of the rule violation, encouraging her instead to put her thoughts in a sep...
by Susan
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Private discussion group e-mail requests
Replies: 2
Views: 1163

Re: Private discussion group e-mail requests

This issue should now be resolved; sounds like it was an issue with our email server that resulted in emails getting held and not send out, so folks should be receiving them (including the backlogged ones, so you might get a bunch!) now. Thanks to Dan Goff for fixing it; he made a post in the announ...
by Susan
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Discussion forums for old sets
Replies: 10
Views: 2427

Re: Discussion forums for old sets

I've started cleaning some of these up (moving the threads to College Area Archives and deleting the subforums). One thing I'll note is that I would be very grateful if, as we move forward, private forum administrators would begin all of their thread titles with a tournament-specific identifier (e.g...
by Susan
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Public discourse, on the forums and elsewhere
Replies: 17
Views: 3735

Re: Public discourse, on the forums and elsewhere

COSIGN. To echo what Alex is saying here, if you think you're winning arguments by doing this, you're probably wrong.
by Susan
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 7588

Re: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum

While Athena is right to point out that putting the work on women isn't necessarily fair, I am willing to do some work as both a woman and a board staffer here. In such a forum or the existing one, I would like to propose something like "Dear Prudence," which I would run, possibly along with anothe...
by Susan
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On talking about high schoolers
Replies: 14
Views: 6326

Re: On talking about high schoolers

Update on this situation: in reaction to the comments made on the Periscope video, NAQT has banned one individual from staffing our national championships, and prepared a second ban should we discover the identity of a commenter who is presently pseudonymous. Our thanks go out to the community memb...
by Susan
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The Dark History of UChicago Quizbowl
Replies: 5
Views: 4101

Re: The Dark History of UChicago Quizbowl

I don't know how much weird white supremacist stuff is coming from within classics, but classicists are certainly having to put up with some nonsense (where by "nonsense" I mean "death threats") from the white supremacist general public these days; see the reaction to Sarah Bond's really interesting...
by Susan
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2017?
Replies: 1
Views: 1509

Re: ACF Fall 2017?

Hi, Leo, ACF definitely plans on running ACF Fall this year and is currently working on assembling an editing team. Announcement to follow.
by Susan
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Women in quizbowl discussion
Topic: Women in Quizbowl 2017 Edition
Replies: 28
Views: 7102

Re: Women in Quizbowl 2017 Edition

One thing that I'd like to see (and that I hope is already happening!) is for folks who are recruiting writers/editors (NAQT, ACF, HSAPQ, etc., but also people organizing collaboratively-written tournaments) to proactively reach out to women and encourage them to apply/participate. I don't have a gr...
by Susan
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Suggest new threads for the Best of the Best subforum
Replies: 14
Views: 3534

Re: Suggest new threads for the Best of the Best subforum

Everything should be added now. Please feel free to continue to suggest threads, though.
by Susan
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Suggest new threads for the Best of the Best subforum
Replies: 14
Views: 3534

Re: Suggest new threads for the Best of the Best subforum

I'd second Andrew's suggestion to post threads you'd like to see in the Best of the Best subforum in this thread. It looks like we had a few posts submitted via the board's report function; since we try to reserve that for posts that need some kind of disciplinary action, I'm going to close those re...
by Susan
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Gender & Quiz Bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 2913

Re: Gender & Quiz Bowl

There have actually been quite a few threads on gender and quizbowl in the history of the boards. Unfortunately, many of them were awful. In addition to the ones Corry pointed out, here's some of the less awful ones (note that most of these are in the college section and may contain adult language):...
by Susan
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 28397

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I'm curious which of the solutions people are proposing the NAQT folks consider feasible. I'm a little curious about how requiring teams to play their SCT lineups at ICT would go; this is more restrictive than anything I can remember a college tournament ever doing*, and I'm not sure how much effort...
by Susan
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 28397

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I'd really love to hear more about NAQT's general rationale behind its bid allocation, as well as how it decides what size the ICT field should remain. I'm sympathetic to the pressures NAQT is under--getting people to bid to host the February tournaments (Regionals and SCT) has gotten markedly harde...
by Susan
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running a Tournament/Practice Using Skype
Replies: 6
Views: 2198

Re: Running a Tournament/Practice Using Skype

One other thing to think about--you may want to investigate what kind of teleconferencing resources your institution has (beyond Skype), because it may be possible to get A/V help from your institution if you're using the product that your IT department supports. We're a GoToMeeting campus and, desp...
by Susan
Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June
Replies: 14
Views: 5619

Re: Open Human-Computer Tournament in Socal, Early June

Would it be worth trying one of the Claremont Colleges? They hosted SCT this year (Jeff Hoppes probably has more info).
by Susan
Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016
Replies: 104
Views: 43821

Re: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016

I'm somewhat skeptical that any hotel deal would be cheaper than what teams would get if they shopped around/used Priceline or a similar service (based on my general sense of hotel deals and my specific experience of beating the group rate the last time I attended an ACF Nats that used a hotel deal).
by Susan
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/19/15) (Missouri Open & SMART)
Replies: 16
Views: 6682

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/19/15) (Missouri Open & SMART)

Really excited to see my alma mater (Benet Academy) played this tournament--I was not aware they had a team!
by Susan
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Just what is "business casual" dress, and how do I wear it?
Replies: 52
Views: 18923

Re: How to find clothes that fit

A tailor (you don't have a tailor? Get a tailor. Seriously, it's a good investment.) can take in or let out the hem of your pants a little bit I don't know a ton of people who "have a tailor," but finding a dry cleaner that does alterations/repairs (or a storefront/mall tailoring business) can both...
by Susan
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: quizbowl and academic careers
Replies: 6
Views: 2169

Re: History Player

(An amusing side note: I've found that quizbowl has been invaluable to me in my post-circuit-retirement career as an academic historian. Being able to instantly contextualize just about anything I encountered or read about is really helpful, as is having enough background knowledge about just about...
by Susan
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I ICT
Replies: 27
Views: 4061

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I ICT

This group of proteins typically forms 13-fold symmetric structures that can be severed by katanin and exhibit (*) dynamic instability; I mean, it seems to me that the tossup was saying that the proteins that are the answer (tubulins) form larger structures (microtubules), which exhibit dynamic ins...
by Susan
Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta
Replies: 73
Views: 31173

Re: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta

Mewto55555 wrote:I greatly approve of the bracket names.
I see the yellow, but where are the pigs?
by Susan
Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Ghosts of Quiz Bowl's Past that You (sorta) Miss....
Replies: 28
Views: 12349

Re: Ghosts of Quiz Bowl's Past that You (sorta) Miss....

My favorite ghost of quizbowl past, as I'm sure I've mentioned in other similar threads, is the Deep Bench format. How this worked is that each school would field one team of eight people; this team would play half the tournament as two teams of four and the other half as three teams of two and two ...
by Susan
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A proposal to simplify eligibility rules
Replies: 43
Views: 7282

Re: A proposal to simplify eligibility rules

It's CRAZY that we're talking about banning part-time and dual-enrolled students (i.e., a subclass of actual students) from quizbowl, but waving our hands at letting fictitiously enrolled people play for colleges they are not actually attending at all. To the best of my knowledge, no one is trying ...
by Susan
Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Things that make a good tournament
Replies: 15
Views: 7709

Re: Things that make a good tournament

There's definitely some things to mine in this thread on hosting tournaments. I'd add to what's already been said here that tournament directors should make no assumptions about their staff--that is, don't assume that people will just show up without copious reminders, and don't assume that people w...
by Susan
Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Women in quizbowl discussion
Topic: Stats on women's participation at ICTs (open for discussion)
Replies: 13
Views: 5399

Re: Stats on women's participation at ICTs (open for discuss

Anecdotally, the percentage of HS players who are female is way higher than the percentage of college players who are, and I'd guess that's true across pretty much any metric you could come up with (% of players in top whatever percent of the field, % of teams with at least one female player, % of t...
by Susan
Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Women in quizbowl discussion
Topic: Stats on women's participation at ICTs (open for discussion)
Replies: 13
Views: 5399

Re: Stats on women's participation at ICTs (open for discuss

I spent some time a while ago amassing some similar data (looking at slightly different ways of calculating player performance, and also measuring stuff like the number of teams with any female players vs. those without plus a sort of abortive attempt to look at engagement in the broader quizbowl co...
by Susan
Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Big Vision: [7] MS, College, & International Opportunity
Replies: 5
Views: 2898

Re: The Big Vision: [7] MS, College, & International Opportu

I also worry to a certain extent that quizbowl at the college level is becoming increasingly insular - we're not retaining the players who have some real knowledge but no valid experience, because they don't find it competitively worthwhile to stick around after the first couple of months. Dwight i...
by Susan
Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: The Big Vision: [7] MS, College, & International Opportunity
Replies: 5
Views: 2388

Re: The Big Vision: [7] MS, College, & International Opportu

I also worry to a certain extent that quizbowl at the college level is becoming increasingly insular - we're not retaining the players who have some real knowledge but no valid experience, because they don't find it competitively worthwhile to stick around after the first couple of months. Dwight i...
by Susan
Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderators at HSNCT
Replies: 36
Views: 6192

Re: Moderators at HSNCT

I haven't been at any HSNCTs in a while (something I'm hoping to rectify next year), so maybe NAQT's already on top of this and I don't know about it, but would it make sense to make it very clear at the moderator meeting that someone who's getting through 21 tossups per game while reading clearly, ...
by Susan
Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 27586

Re: All-time all-state teams

GEORGIA: Adam Silverman (Centennial), Tom Waters (I don't know), Don Windham (I don't know). I actually don't know if Tom and Don went to high school in Georgia, but they are from that state. The old and the young. Looks like Tom and Don did indeed go to HS in Georgia. KENTUCKY: Richard Mason (?). ...
by Susan
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 27586

Re: All-time all-state teams

A New York team of John Lawrence, Richard Yu, Doug Yetman, and Guy Tabachnik would be good, although probably not on CA/VA/MD level. Obviously, a tournament composed of these teams is impractical, but if the rumored NASAT online mirror happens, it might be fun to have people form state teams for it...
by Susan
Tue May 20, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror
Replies: 135
Views: 44845

Re: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror

Obviously this is up to the PACE powers that be, but if I were running the NSC I'd be really unenthusiastic about staffers playing a side event where the plan was to finish at midnight on Saturday (especially given how wildly long side events tend to run).
by Susan
Tue May 06, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 75824

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

They can be viewed here.
by Susan
Mon May 05, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 75824

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

I would love to keep this as Quizbowl Storytime for a long while and deal with the voting way down the road, if ever.
by Susan
Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 75824

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

If I'm remembering this Chicago Open correctly (we're talking about 2003, right?) it was the one where Ed Cohn, Matt Reece, and I were thrilled to defeat Kelly/Seth/Raj/Chris, Andrew/Ezequiel/Paul/Ben, and R/Tom Waters/Eric Hillemann (although, somewhat less thrillingly, we ended up in fourth place ...
by Susan
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT bracketing discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 6100

Re: ICT bracketing discussion

Would it be possible/would it make sense to pay someone to help Jeff (and whoever else is handling stuff like ICT rosters) out during Nats season? Getting everyone's rosters sorted is one of those tasks that always takes way longer than it seems like it should (unlike some of the people complaining ...
by Susan
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT format and logistics
Replies: 9
Views: 2184

Re: ICT format and logistics

The practice I'd be most interested in seeing a justification of is "If one team has an advantage, it will need to win one game while the other team will need to win two", which in theory could produce even stranger final outcomes than the 2005 D2 situation (e.g., if the first-place team somehow eme...
by Susan
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2014 Global Announcement
Replies: 48
Views: 20129

Re: ACF Regionals 2014 Global Announcement

vcuEvan wrote:
quantumfootball wrote:My internet connection crashed tonight around the time that I was filling out Wright State's registration form, and so I just wanted to make sure that you got it.
Your registration was received.
And it should be showing up on the spreadsheet linked in the Michigan site announcement.
by Susan
Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals - Seattle & Online - 2/22/14
Replies: 20
Views: 6202

Re: ACF Regionals - Seattle & Online - 2/22/14

I'll just have to agree with Auroni here, since I, too, literally just found out by reading this thread, without which I might have screwed up the tournament planning Vicky and I were doing just now. Hi, Jason-- This morning at 9:05AM (Central), I emailed ucsdqb@gmail.com (the address listed in the...
by Susan
Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2014 Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 6559

Re: Oxford Open 2014 Discussion

I always find it interesting how closely these sorts of discussions (whether it's 2014 Oxford Open, 2009 VETO, or late 1990s/early 2000s US quizbowl growing pains) tend to mimic each other. Of course there are going to be common themes, but some of these are so specific--Deb Fuller lives again in th...
by Susan
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2014 Global Announcement
Replies: 48
Views: 20129

Re: ACF Regionals 2014 Global Announcement

If I'm understanding you correctly, Aaron, this should be fine; the ACF rules say: For collegiate tournaments, players must be taking classes for credit (or doing equivalent undergraduate or graduate work) in a degree program, during the academic year in which the tournament takes place, under the a...
by Susan
Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ UCF
Replies: 5
Views: 2017

Re: ACF Regionals @ UCF

The list of teams who have registered for this tournament may be found here.
by Susan
Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Texas @ Rice (March 1-2)
Replies: 3
Views: 1930

Re: ACF Regionals Texas @ Rice (March 1-2)

In addition to emailing Chris to register, teams must fill out this form. The list of teams who have registered for this tournament may be found here.
by Susan
Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2014 Global Announcement
Replies: 48
Views: 20129

Re: ACF Regionals 2014 Global Announcement

The following teams have submitted packets for this tournament but haven't yet registered: Caltech A Caltech B Dorman High School Florida A Kansas State LASA A LASA B Louisville A Maryland A MCTC Notre Dame Rice Vanderbilt (B) Waterloo A You can register for the tournament here . I'm confused, I re...
by Susan
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals South @ WKU (February 22, 2014)
Replies: 11
Views: 4453

Re: ACF Regionals South @ WKU (February 22, 2014)

The list of teams who have registered for this tournament can be found here.
by Susan
Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT SCT: February 8-9
Replies: 35
Views: 8465

Re: 2014 NAQT SCT: February 8-9

Currently, 14 sites are scheduled with a possible 15th to be added. What happens if you have more autobid winners in a division than you have bids to award? (This is certainly possible in D1 if you have 15 overall winners, however many undergrad winners who aren't overall winners, and whatever numbe...
by Susan
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2014 Global Announcement
Replies: 48
Views: 20129

Re: ACF Regionals 2014 Global Announcement

The following teams have submitted packets for this tournament but haven't yet registered:

Dorman High School
LASA A
LASA B
Princeton
University of Texas

You can register for the tournament here.