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by Windows ME
Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO at the University of Toronto (2015-07-25)
Replies: 82
Views: 30698

Re: VETO at the University of Toronto (2015-07-25)

You know VETO is wacky when the Top 2 teams at the tournament are the only ones to not power any questions.
by Windows ME
Thu May 07, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Subject Rankings Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 7477

Re: Subject Rankings Thread

I will vouch for Trevor's philosophy knowledge.
by Windows ME
Tue May 05, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A quick-and-dirty player ranking stat (I'm not first)
Replies: 12
Views: 5113

Re: A quick-and-dirty player ranking stat (I'm not first)

The list [the ACF one with all brackets] passes the eye-test really well. However, it seems like it is far too harsh to players playing in brackets outside of the Top 3. As above, I can certainly say that Jordan is a better player than Joe, yet his score is literally divided by two for not having ma...
by Windows ME
Sun May 03, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES
Replies: 86
Views: 22963

Re: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES

Okay, I'm posting my data. Mainly because its frustrating that people are clamouring for such-and-such to be Top 25 when they haven't actually made their list yet. There are a LOT of decent-to-good players in quizbowl! As said above, being Top 25 requires there to be FEWER THAN 25 PLAYERS BETTER THA...
by Windows ME
Sat May 02, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES
Replies: 86
Views: 22963

Re: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES

Sure seems like there are 95 players for 25 spots.
by Windows ME
Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion
Replies: 227
Views: 73935

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion

I don't have too much to say but I just want to check-in to say I thought the tournament as a whole was very enjoyable and the science was fantastic.
by Windows ME
Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 15684

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Windows ME wrote: PENN
Saajid scores fifty /
Just like Jordan in his prime /
Called it.
by Windows ME
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Skype Mirror (4/11)
Replies: 33
Views: 12381

Re: STIMPY Skype Mirror (4/11)

Derek can become best player in Canada in under a year if he wants it IMO.
by Windows ME
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Skype Mirror (4/11)
Replies: 33
Views: 12381

Re: STIMPY Skype Mirror (4/11)

I would like to offer myself as a free agent. I know science if that helps.

EDIT: I've joined Charles Hang's team.
by Windows ME
Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 15684

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

I wrote a haiku about each team. Except B teams because I have no idea who's realistically playing on them. Sorry B teams. Slot yourselves in wherever you feel comfortable. VIRGINIA Playing Bollinger? / You are in so much trouble / His two beats your one PENN Saajid scores fifty / Just like Jordan i...
by Windows ME
Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition
Replies: 74
Views: 25975

Re: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition

I will write some amount of Ike Jose tossups.

James
by Windows ME
Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 9599

Re: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015

There's a non-zero chance Alberta plays this but will refrain from an official registration for the time being.
by Windows ME
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A proposal to simplify eligibility rules
Replies: 43
Views: 7174

Re: A proposal to simplify eligibility rules

They don't have an acceptance yet? That's ridiculous. I hope it wasn't allowed.
by Windows ME
Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Does anybody else keep track of their personal statistics?
Replies: 9
Views: 3150

Re: Does anybody else keep track of their personal statistic

TheMaxWilliams wrote: Bonus parts written corretly: 305 (53)
I like this stat.

53 bonus parts written correctly during tournaments!
by Windows ME
Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The place of zoology in the bio distribution
Replies: 53
Views: 22919

Re: Writing Prizes

That's why they're average.
by Windows ME
Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PADAWAN @ University of Toronto 2014-10-19
Replies: 28
Views: 8465

Re: PADAWAN @ University of Toronto 2014-10-19

Ironically I gave it to Toronto as a consolation prize. So they have it not me :)
by Windows ME
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PADAWAN @ University of Toronto 2014-10-19
Replies: 28
Views: 8465

Re: PADAWAN @ University of Toronto 2014-10-19

Alberta will have a team.
by Windows ME
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl @ McMaster (Oct. 18)
Replies: 22
Views: 6389

Re: Penn Bowl @ McMaster (Oct. 18)

Alberta tentatively will send one team to this. More people should run back to back tournaments!
by Windows ME
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 35586

Re: Preseason Poll

Matthew Jackson wrote: Will Alston didn't show up, but this is happening nonetheless in the #quizbowl IRC channel, with Mike Cheyne hosting.
To be fair neither did his teammates.
by Windows ME
Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 35586

Re: Preseason Poll

The Predictable Consequences wrote:North Carolina retains all of our ACF Nationals team and adds Kisan from Ladue, creating a potential UNC A where everyone's name ends in -an.
I'm so jealous.
by Windows ME
Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 49156

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Mewto55555 wrote:Our flight is leaving from gate D2 in a few hours. JL is concerned we won't be able to board, as we've both lost our eligibility.
This is the best thing ever.
by Windows ME
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Science Playtesting
Replies: 2
Views: 1441

Re: VCU Open Science Playtesting

This will take place in half an hour in the IRC room #vcuopenscience.

If I have no way of confirming your identity (such as having messaged me earlier or being an IRC regular) you will be kicked for security reasons.
by Windows ME
Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Science Playtesting
Replies: 2
Views: 1441

Re: VCU Open Science Playtesting

This is happening tomorrow at 8 Eastern. Everything but comp sci, since I didn't actually touch that category.
by Windows ME
Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Science Playtesting
Replies: 2
Views: 1441

VCU Open Science Playtesting

Hi everyone.

I would like to playtest the science for VCU Open on Wednesday night. Maybe 8pm-ish EST? Please send me an e-mail, forum message, IRC message, etc. and let me know what time works for you.
by Windows ME
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Secret Island of Dr. Auroni
Replies: 23
Views: 9981

Re: The Secret Island of Dr. Auroni

I will read or play*. Depending on what works best for Auroni's schedule/total number of teams.

* I'm really, really bad at this topic.
by Windows ME
Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 35577

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

I can read for this
by Windows ME
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 26628

Re: All-time all-state teams

ONTARIO: Will Nediger (London Central), Sinan Ulusoy (Woburn) Would probably be filled out by Raphael Kirchevksy (UTS) and Jordan Palmer (Westdale). Only Sinan actually played quizbowl in high school, but all of them are involved in quizbowl now. Eric Smith needs to be on this team. I don't know wh...
by Windows ME
Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 3M: Chicago Open History Doubles, 7/20
Replies: 47
Views: 19332

Re: 3M: Chicago Open History Doubles, 7/20

I'm going to staff.

Unless you become flooded with staff.
by Windows ME
Wed May 28, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open/second summer open this year
Replies: 44
Views: 15610

Re: VCU Open/second summer open this year

I haven't heard much response to my attempts to get someone to write science for this. What do people think about a tournament with very little science in each packet? The alternative is probably not doing a full-scale tournament at all. I'd be willing to edit science. My schedule between now and t...
by Windows ME
Thu May 01, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science Player Poll
Replies: 24
Views: 6755

Re: Science Player Poll

1. Daniel Arap Moi - utterly dominant in every fashion
2. Mwai Kibaki - his only flaw was not being Daniel Arap Moi
3. S. Hines - more than capable of becoming President of Kenya
by Windows ME
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Driving to FAR AWAY Tournaments
Replies: 25
Views: 4771

Re: Driving to FAR AWAY Tournaments

A group of Canadians from Toronto and Ottawa drove to Alabama for DRAGOON last fall, a trip that's more than 1,500 miles. It's more than 1500km, actually. It's nowhere near 1500 miles. My teammates probably have everyone beat because they are insane. They drove from Edmonton to Chicago for ICT. Tha...
by Windows ME
Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion
Replies: 169
Views: 34440

Re: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion

This tournament had a disturbing number of buzzer races in pretty much all of our games. It would have benefited from more middle clues.
by Windows ME
Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 74041

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

The first post, like, really really needs some rosters and more information.
by Windows ME
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 36
Views: 9390

Re: CO Matchmaking

I'm interested in playing my first ever CO. I've been known to *gasp* answer the occasional science question too!
by Windows ME
Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 42506

Re: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University

Will there be an updated packets received list?
by Windows ME
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fernando Arrabal Online Mirror?
Replies: 23
Views: 3771

Re: Fernando Arrabal Online Mirror?

Quick stats correction: Mitchell's stats were swapped with mine in the UW game. (He should be 0-0 and I should be 3-1)

Thanks
by Windows ME
Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science Difficulty
Replies: 10
Views: 2114

Re: Science Difficulty

For me, the ones I would disagree with are: BIO bladder - hasn't been tossed up often enough for middle clues to creep into the canon yet, so I would not classify this as "easy". nucleolus - see bladder, although this has been tossed up before a few times. ATP synthase - see bladder/nucleolus but th...
by Windows ME
Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A serious discussion of ACF packet submission
Replies: 72
Views: 22530

Re: A serious discussion of ACF packet submission

Better idea: stop making excuses and write a packet if you want to play. A huge advantage of packet writing requirements are that the only people who are required to do so are almost always those who are *aware that such a requirement exists* in the first place. If you want to play ACF Fall every ye...
by Windows ME
Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alberta Quizbowl Tournament III (02-NOV-2013)
Replies: 0
Views: 998

Alberta Quizbowl Tournament III (02-NOV-2013)

The University of Alberta is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the third ever Alberta Quizbowl Tournament on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at the University of Alberta. This tournament will use an NAQT IS-A set to be determined. Location: To be determined but likely Tory Building Basement - ...
by Windows ME
Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at uOttawa (October 27, 2013)
Replies: 9
Views: 2775

Re: Penn Bowl at uOttawa (October 27, 2013)

Alberta will send 2 teams to this as well.

Sign us up!
by Windows ME
Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Fall Tournament at Carleton (10/26/13)
Replies: 11
Views: 3714

Re: Michigan Fall Tournament at Carleton (10/26/13)

Just waiting for the announcement ;)
by Windows ME
Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Fall Tournament at Carleton (10/26/13)
Replies: 11
Views: 3714

Re: Michigan Fall Tournament at Carleton (10/26/13)

Alberta will send two teams to this.
by Windows ME
Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 54
Views: 14845

Re: Preseason Poll

The summary of the chat has been posted to the frontpage. I'm happy to listen to any feedback if you want. I hope the preview was entertaining.
by Windows ME
Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 54
Views: 14845

Re: Preseason Poll

I've been given the go ahead to write up a comprehensive season preview (based on these rankings) for the front page. However, I need the collective knowledge of the quizbowl community to do so. Tomorrow (Sunday, August 18th, 8pm EST) in the IRC, we will have a discussion where we will shortly analy...
by Windows ME
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fernando Arrabal Tournament of the Absurd: 11/23/13 @ CMU
Replies: 110
Views: 32185

Re: Fernando Arrabal Tournament of the Absurd: 11/23/13 @ TBD

You should move this tournament one week earlier so that Alberta can come! That weekend is already taken by DRAGOON... So what? If one tournament is going to be massively improved without compromising the quality of another, should it not be moved? Its quite obvious what Arrabal has to gain by movi...
by Windows ME
Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fernando Arrabal Tournament of the Absurd: 11/23/13 @ CMU
Replies: 110
Views: 32185

Re: Fernando Arrabal Tournament of the Absurd: 11/23/13 @ TBD

You should move this tournament one week earlier so that Alberta can come!
by Windows ME
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 54
Views: 14845

Re: Preseason Poll

I'm filling this out at the moment and finding that once you reach 21-25 it becomes very difficult to make any sort of educated guess. Anyone want to suggest some teams that weren't on this year's list?
by Windows ME
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 95
Views: 18973

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

Did Finals2 in IRC today - two separate rooms.

Pastie is frustrating, so I made a google doc if you want to see the transcript:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GcE ... sp=sharing
by Windows ME
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 95
Views: 18973

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

So I did all of the biology (and nothing else) - only my second time editing science so would be more than happy to know how I did. Comments on my end: - An overwhelming amount of medicine was submitted to this tournament. I kept the most interesting and well-written things and had to replace a lot ...
by Windows ME
Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2014 qualifying system
Replies: 46
Views: 10941

Re: ACF Nationals 2014 qualifying system

Whatever system is used, it should make sure to have a subjective component. (For example - take my team - top bracket last year at Nats and not losing anyone - but we are not exactly in a position where we can make very many tournaments at all. Part of the lure of ACF over NAQT for us is the fact t...