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by Black-throated Antshrike
Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 9461

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion

Was there ever an answer to the resonance protest Cody?
by Black-throated Antshrike
Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Closed: February 2, 2013
Replies: 38
Views: 16192

Re: VCU Closed: February 2, 2013

RyuAqua wrote:Is there a running list of submitted packets somewhere? And who do I contact to register teams for the Penn site?
any news on this?
by Black-throated Antshrike
Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 6154

Re: Question Specific Discussion

Yeah, my main point was about the pronoun. If it called it a "phenomena," or a "process" or something I'd have been less confused than when it called it a "type of problem." Obviously there are scattering problems, but that could also apply to pretty much anything - you do "angular momentum" or "ki...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT planning
Replies: 6
Views: 1601

Re: Western Invitational Tournament (March 2013)

Is UVA still hosting the Mid-Atlantic mirror of this?
by Black-throated Antshrike
Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT SCT host call
Replies: 17
Views: 5096

Re: 2013 NAQT SCT host call

Any news on this?
by Black-throated Antshrike
Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU/UD Collaborative Tournament - 10/20, Newark DE
Replies: 23
Views: 10236

Re: MSU/UD Collaborative Tournament - 10/20, Newark DE

Just a reminder that this is in two weeks so please keep the registrations coming in!!
by Black-throated Antshrike
Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2012/13 Northeast US Middle School Date Claims
Replies: 11
Views: 4140

Re: 2012/13 Northeast US Middle School Date Claims

the return of AHAN wrote:Any chance the Ridgewood house write would be available for mirroring?
You think the quality will be alright?

Also, Charter will probably hold their middle school tournament sometime in February.
by Black-throated Antshrike
Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Welcome to a New Year of The National History Bee & Bowl!
Replies: 47
Views: 9152

Re: Welcome to a New Year of The National History Bee & Bowl!

Buzzer discount (for Bowl only - limit 3 per school ) - $20 Why is this? I remember last year that we barely had enough buzzers (by like 5, at most) to field everything, and we even had to replace other ones that just weren't working? This sounds like a pretty bad idea. It would be much better to j...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT Mirror at Maryland (10/14/12)
Replies: 26
Views: 9132

Re: IFT Mirror at Maryland (10/13/12)

Delaware is interested and would like the 6th, 13th, 27th or a Sunday (which looks like it could be best)
by Black-throated Antshrike
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open Summer Practices at the University of Delaware
Replies: 7
Views: 2159

Re: Open Summer Practices at the University of Delaware

Just wanted people to know that we will be having practice this week on Wednesday instead of tomorrow, in case anyone was interested in attending
by Black-throated Antshrike
Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NHBB Nationals Staff List
Replies: 14
Views: 15958

Re: 2013 NHBB Nationals Staff List

Assuming you're right -- why are there "site captains" who are experienced moderators and "readers" who have never moderated a tournament before? If the site captain job is easy, why not give it to the people who haven't moderated before? Oops, should have mentioned that site captains read as well....
by Black-throated Antshrike
Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 39206

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

Charter has claimed Nov. 3rd for the Delaware Fall Tournament.
by Black-throated Antshrike
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hey it's time to talk about tone! (LIVE CHAT AUGUST 13)
Replies: 116
Views: 31265

Re: Hey it's time to talk about tone!

I don't know if we're getting through, since Reinstein and others insist on pretending that Grant (who, by the way, still posts here and has handled the situation way better than his defenders in the long run) was chastened for announcing a bad tournament rather than for accusing people who don't l...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hey it's time to talk about tone! (LIVE CHAT AUGUST 13)
Replies: 116
Views: 31265

Re: Hey it's time to talk about tone!

I don't know if we're getting through, since Reinstein and others insist on pretending that Grant (who, by the way, still posts here and has handled the situation way better than his defenders in the long run) was chastened for announcing a bad tournament rather than for accusing people who don't l...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hey it's time to talk about tone! (LIVE CHAT AUGUST 13)
Replies: 116
Views: 31265

Re: Hey it's time to talk about tone!

Howard wrote:If they were, we wouldn't see the same teams doing well at things like It's Academic year after year.
Teams do well at Chip because Chip unfairly favours them and is willing do numerous amounts of unethical workings to help out teams he likes.
by Black-throated Antshrike
Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 20
Views: 4348

Re: Hip-Hop Tournament

I enjoy history much more than the next guy, but I'd prefer to see this tournament focus on hip-hop from eras when the people likely to play it were actually alive and listening to music. I actually listen to more rap from the 90s more than anything else primarily. I think that people listen to pre...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer systems
Replies: 52
Views: 26368

Re: Buzzer systems

The wireless (Zeecraft) buzzer has had numerous problems like what's been mentioned above, but they also will interfere with each other if you use multiple wireless buzzers around each other. I really like the Anderson and the one that looks like police lights (QuizPro? I think)
by Black-throated Antshrike
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANFORTAS - Myth Tournament
Replies: 33
Views: 9124

Re: ANFORTAS - Myth Tournament

YESSSS, THE RETURN OF POODLE DEE POODLE DOO On a more important note, if I have time, I will write some monster packets, although I find when I start to research this topic, I get very scared and have trouble sleeping. Toss up the demons that invade your dreams? Not even Rob Carson could get those!...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Looking for a good housewrite to mirror in November
Replies: 13
Views: 3444

Re: Looking for a good housewrite to mirror in November

Sean and Jacob said they were interested in using the UD/MSU housewrite for tournaments in Missouri, so that would be open to you
by Black-throated Antshrike
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 81383

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

Willmune Sof Burrghtenstein wrote:Charter- I know nothing about Charter.
They lose Bohan, but she didn't do much studying this year like the rest of them. The A team next year will probably be Ravi, George, Seth, and Jamie, who I believe all did decent at HSNCT
by Black-throated Antshrike
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 39206

DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

Since this hasn't been started yet, I thought I would start this now and update it as needed for the coming year Calendar Tournaments: Green VHSL: Orange Nationals: Purple Test Dates: Red Other: Blue September 8: [ACT] September 15: September 22: September 29: October 6: [SAT] Richard Montgomery Aut...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 64137

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

nationalhistorybeeandbowl wrote: *** U Delaware
lol what? Are we automatically entered or something?
by Black-throated Antshrike
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO/other august 4-5 events mirror in DC area?
Replies: 13
Views: 3466

Re: KABO/other august 4-5 events mirror in DC area?

Delaware would be able to host this if people thought that this was a convenient location enough for everyone, seeing as how UVA and VCU were having problems obtaining space. We'd be more than willing to defer to say Maryland or Penn though,
by Black-throated Antshrike
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open Summer Practices at the University of Delaware
Replies: 7
Views: 2159

Re: Open Summer Practices at the University of Delaware

Hey Joe, How will practices be set up? Will it be broken up by players' skills/level, tournament-style team play, regular team play (like HS practice) or solo play? And I was also wondering what kinds of sets you'll be running (HS, College, etc.)? Sounds like an awesome opportunity to not get rusty...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open Summer Practices at the University of Delaware
Replies: 7
Views: 2159

Re: Open Summer Practices at the University of Delaware

We will be meeting in Memorial 113. The best place to park would be at Kent(lot 28) and walk over to Memorial hall. You shouldn't park in the Perkins or Trabant Garages, as they are super expensive and unnecessary after 5PM That's a free lot? I thought that was one of the ones you can be ticketed f...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open Summer Practices at the University of Delaware
Replies: 7
Views: 2159

Open Summer Practices at the University of Delaware

I am pleased to announce that the University of Delaware will be hosting open summer practices on Tuesdays at 7PM for the rest of the summer. Everyone is welcome to come and participate in this, whether you are in college or high school. We will read whatever people want to hear, so you should not b...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Questions about answer acceptance regarding last names
Replies: 29
Views: 7409

Re: Questions about answer acceptance regarding last names

The textbook my AP Lit class last year used had "A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings" in it, and that only listed his name as Marquez, even though his last name is Garcia Marquez. It's not surprising that this is going to confuse some people, and I think we should be as lenient as possible in regards...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Questions about answer acceptance regarding last names
Replies: 29
Views: 7409

Re: Questions about answer acceptance regarding last names

Second; when it comes to Japanese authors, what is the best way to say the answer and receive credit for it? Are both names ultimately necessary? I also noticed some inconsistencies with answerlines when I looked up Yasunari Kawabata (or Kawabata Yasunari? I'm going off what Wiki has him as), there...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Summer tournament(s) at Ridgewood HS, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 27
Views: 7936

Re: Summer tournament(s) at Ridgewood HS, Ridgewood, NJ

Quizbowlers actually carry around a magic bottle that they open up and sleep inside when traveling to distant lands.
by Black-throated Antshrike
Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August
Replies: 76
Views: 12351

Re: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August

I am suddenly interested in VCU Open/Kurtis's Backyard Open/whatever this thing winds up being called. I'm supposed to be in Delaware for two weeks in August, but which two weeks has not yet been determined and is only partially up to me. I will be very pleased if this blob of events lands on a wee...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Thu May 31, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 35154

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

I don't know what NAQT's plan is, but I would be interested in getting a summary report of my evaluations. I'm always willing to hear feedback and improve my performance. This would be nice, but for the 20 or so rooms (including mine) that had people trading off reading this may not yield accurate ...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Wed May 30, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Never Say Never: Anything Goes (5/4 - 5/27)
Replies: 12
Views: 5068

Re: Never Say Never: Anything Goes (11/18/12)

eliza.grames wrote: Music from Another One Bites the Dust to Genie in a Bottle
Music from Bye Bye Bye to Pokerface
Music from S&M to Moves Like Jagger
Movies that are so bad they're funny
This might be the first trash tournament I would absolutely want to play
by Black-throated Antshrike
Tue May 29, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 35154

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

I wrote:

Mad King Ludwig (3)
Tiber/Lucretia/Brutus (18)
Bleach/Yu-Gi-Oh/Death Note (22)
Freyja (26)

I would like to here what people thought of these, particularly the Mad King Ludwig, because I think that it might have been to hard after hearing it play.
by Black-throated Antshrike
Sun May 20, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU/UD Housewrite available for mirrors
Replies: 20
Views: 9619

Re: MSU/UD Housewrite available for mirrors

Willmune Sof Burrghtenstein wrote:I take it this will be used at Blue Hen next year?
No we plan on using this for a fall tournament at some point. Blue Hen will still take place in March and use an NAQT IS set
by Black-throated Antshrike
Fri May 18, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 4 (June 8th, St. Louis)
Replies: 58
Views: 19433

Re: Geography Monstrosity 4 (May 25th, Atlanta)

So, I actually won't be at this, but would be keenly interested in playing via skype from halfway around the world. Is that possible? You'd lose all your buzzer races due to delay Not if I'm second lining Anticosti Island as I did in 2009. Want to take me on, Teevens? It's not fine arts so he'll lo...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Fri May 11, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fixing NHBB Nationals
Replies: 40
Views: 6092

Re: Fixing NHBB Nationals

nationalhistorybeeandbowl wrote:If someone can add them here in the meantime, let me know.
done
by Black-throated Antshrike
Thu May 10, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC-area tournament size and split field discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 7327

Re: DC-area tournament size and split field discussion

I agree with Matt here, dumbing down the questions so every team can get 20 ppb is not the answer, that'll just lead to a decrease in competition in the long run. What I have seen that has worked is having a novice set run at the same time as the regular set. For example, the Culver tournament had ...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Tue May 08, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSNCT/HSNCT bonus difficulty discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 6753

Re: 2012 NAQT MSNCT: April 21-22, Chicago

William Crotch wrote:
Nick wrote:It could be more complex than this
Now you're just :cool: imagining things
by Black-throated Antshrike
Tue May 08, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Final Results/Stats
Replies: 16
Views: 4956

Re: Final Results/Stats

If there happen to be any mistakes in the Bee results there for either division, could you please let me know ASAP.
by Black-throated Antshrike
Mon May 07, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 50526

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

This may have been brought up, but in the future, the buzzers need to actually be checked to see if they work. Multiple times throughout the 2 days I ended up playing slap bowl because nobody had bothered to see if the all the buzzers actually worked before they set them up. It's a small criticism,...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Mon May 07, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Metro areas without enough good high school quizbowl
Replies: 55
Views: 13206

Re: Metro areas without enough good high school quizbowl

Horned Screamer wrote:Lancaster PA area
This does exist. They have a local league and Delaware and Charter normally get some teams at our tournaments from the area
by Black-throated Antshrike
Mon May 07, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 50526

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

Andrew Chrzanowski suggested earlier in this thread that an alternate source of volunteers would be preferable. I'm curious what he has in mind. If quizbowl experience is necessary, and if you remove from the pool all the coaches of teams that are playing at the event and who would prefer to stay w...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Sun May 06, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Final Results/Stats
Replies: 16
Views: 4956

Re: Final Results/Stats

I had no way of posting anything to the NHBB site so I couldn't upload them. Daniel Galitsky was the 21st person on the Varsity list. I didn't do the JV stats, so I can't really tell you much about them
by Black-throated Antshrike
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl III - April 21st, 2012 - HSAPQ #23
Replies: 46
Views: 20843

Re: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl III - April 21st, 2012 - HSAPQ #23

A couple schools, namely Haverford, i have not heard from in a month or two. Please respond or expect me to track down a phone number at your school and bug you Friday, especially Haverford as you signed up for the Blue Hen Invitational and did not show up to that tournament in March. And notably a...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PACE NSC Playtesting
Replies: 12
Views: 3764

Re: PACE NSC Playtesting

Hey all, I should be finished with editing RMP for the PACE NSC over ACF Nats weekend, so I will be playtesting my questions over the course of three days next week (4/24-4/26). We will be meeting at #nsc on slashnet.org at 7:30 PM PST (message me if you would like to be there and don't know how to...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Proposed Alternative to the Neg Prize
Replies: 6
Views: 1764

Re: Proposed Alternative to the Neg Prize

whitesoxfan wrote:Something that I've seen moderators do before (Brad Fischer, Kristin Strey, Chris Romero) is have candy in their rooms, and give it out at their discretion for buzzes. Maybe something as simple as that would work.
i.e. Dave Madden's cookies
by Black-throated Antshrike
Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl III - April 21st, 2012 - HSAPQ #23
Replies: 46
Views: 20843

Re: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl III - April 21st, 2012 - HSAPQ #23

We may need moderator help at this tournament by the way. I counted on at least somebody bringing a competent moderator but literally no teams are bringing any coach who has volunteered to do this. Why is that, by the way? I volunteer at every tournament we ever attend, and i would do it without an...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How is my Question?
Replies: 5
Views: 2892

Re: How is my Question?

jessbowen wrote:Is there a guideline for writing questions anywhere?
The best of the best section and the ACF site are best places to look
by Black-throated Antshrike
Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing for SCT/ICT
Replies: 38
Views: 11038

Re: Writing for SCT/ICT

The problem arises when this happens after you have already cut 50 characters off and it's still 2 characters too long. It's incredibly frustrating, and makes you just not want to write (at least that's what happens to me). But...don't write a 477-character tossup if the character limit is 425. Ins...
by Black-throated Antshrike
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing for SCT/ICT
Replies: 38
Views: 11038

Re: Writing for SCT/ICT

This is probably the #1 thing that's made me write very little for NAQT. It's the most annoying thing in the world to write a good tossup and then get a message that it's 2 characters over the limit and have to spend a while figuring out how to fix it without completely rewriting the question or ta...