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by AGoodMan
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 7035

Re: Player Poll 2019

Another guy who hasn't gotten enough love is Thomas Gioia from Harvard. Playing in DII and somehow being left off of Harvard A at Nats means he hasn't received a lot of attention, but Thomas should definitely be on your literature poll. Don't let his negs at Nats fool you: playing without a history...
by AGoodMan
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 7035

Re: Player Poll 2019

For auditory arts, Michael Yue and Luke Minton should absolutely be considered. At EFT, Michael went 4-2-0 and Luke went 4-1-0 on 11 Music tossups, thus getting every Music tossup (and 8 of them in power). Together, they recorded 25.6ppb on 9 bonuses. At SGI, Michael went 3-4-0 on 9 Music tossups. A...
by AGoodMan
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 8606

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

I buzzed with something descriptive like "the pavilion at the 1929 Barcelona Expo that Mies van der Rohe designed" at the end of the Barcelona Pavilion tossup. My answer was outright rejected, but I wonder if I could have gotten a prompt?
by AGoodMan
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 8606

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

I thought the archive / coding / [something] bonus was really cool! My friend had told me about archival coding the day before Nats and I was able to pull a 20.
by AGoodMan
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 8606

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

This was the best reg+ set I have ever played. If you’re implying that this set was too easy, then, uh, have you considered the possibility that you’re very good at quizbowl, because I think a lot of other people would disagree strongly with that. My apologies if by reg+ you merely mean “harder tha...
by AGoodMan
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 8606

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

This was the best reg+ set I have ever played.
by AGoodMan
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Happy 6th Watkinsgate Anniversary!
Replies: 18
Views: 2316

Re: Happy 6th Watkinsgate Anniversary!

I do echo what Stephen said about the reputation of the Harvard team. I worked hard for three years to try to build a respectable quizbowl program there, as did some two dozen other people. We played lots of tournaments, wrote lots of tournaments, hosted lots of tournaments, generally tried to be g...
by AGoodMan
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 7260

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

I just read my submission on the Nine Years' War, which was changed to say: The Dutch military engineer Menno van Coehoorn (“fon KOO-horn”) defended the Belgian town of Namur (“nah-MOOR”) twice during this war This is incorrect. There were two sieges of Namur, and Van Coehoorn defended against Vauba...
by AGoodMan
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 7260

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

Can I see the lions myth tossup please? I think it mentioned Balinese myth well into near the middle part of the tossup, which seems pretty difficult.
by AGoodMan
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 7260

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

I think the Brubeck tossup’s first clue was something like the fourth clue of the Time Out tossup from Regs 17. Not sure what that means, but just throwing that out there.
by AGoodMan
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 7260

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

Actually, can I also see the Ezekiel TU in full as well please? The lead in confused me.
by AGoodMan
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 7260

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

Can I see the Jacob tossup in full please?
by AGoodMan
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 16
Views: 7746

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)

I would not get your hopes up too high on being able to play HFT in MN. Last year, there was supposed to be a mirror but it got cancelled since there was like one team that was interested in going. MN high school quizbowl teams seem to hate anything which isn't NAQT. Unfortunately, this is true. Th...
by AGoodMan
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 11718

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

This is late, but the Editors 2 packet's "boats" myth tossup says
The giantess Hringhorni helps move an enormous one of these items during Baldr's funeral.
My understanding is that Baldr's ship itself is Hringhorni, while it was the giantess Hyrrokkin that moved the ship.
by AGoodMan
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 43375

Re: community question clinic

What do you all think of this question? One people of this area was found to use a bilabial trilled affricate which they hid as it was mocked by neighbouring peoples. A road through this area gives access to the Mapinguari National Park near Lábrea, but also allowed access to forests that were turn...
by AGoodMan
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Governor’s School Invitational (GSin) - Richmond, VA (12/8/18)
Replies: 4
Views: 2500

Re: Governor’s School Invitational (GSin) - Richmond, VA (12/8/18)

Thanks everyone for playing HFT. I'd like to encourage everyone to leave feedback on the 2018 HFT private discussion forums. You can request to join them by going to the User Control Panel --> Usergroups.
by AGoodMan
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2018 MOQBA Fall Championship - Dec. 8, Columbia College (Columbia, MO)
Replies: 2
Views: 1278

Re: 2018 MOQBA Fall Championship - Dec. 8, Columbia College (Columbia, MO)

Thanks for mirroring HFT! I would like to encourage everyone who played the set to leave feedback on the private discussion forums. Thank you!
by AGoodMan
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 3219

Re: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

15. A man gives a thumbs up while inclining his head towards the viewer in this artist’s painting The Lunch, whose composition is similar to his Farmers’ Lunch. For 10 points each: [10] Name this Spanish artist of Las Meninas. ANSWER: Diego (Rodríguez de Silva y) Velázquez [10] The aforementioned g...
by AGoodMan
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God New England at Brown
Replies: 9
Views: 3076

Re: Sun God New England at Brown

I just wanted to clarify that the person who went 6-9-3 on Harvard A is actually Kelvin Li. I did not play this tournament.
by AGoodMan
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 96
Views: 37339

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

First of all, thank you for making this database. It is my go-to for creating study material for my team! I'm writing because I used to use Quinterest (which is down now), and it seems that QuizDB gives me back significantly fewer results than Quinterest did. I think I read that QuizDB is a larger ...
by AGoodMan
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 162
Views: 71126

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Hi all, I just pushed out a UI update that will hopefully make scoresheet submission easier and harder to forget about. If you experience any issues with CSS or weird errors, please first try clearing out your browser cache. Otherwise, please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions o...
by AGoodMan
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: What Constitutes Good Moderating
Replies: 10
Views: 3223

Re: What Constitutes Good Moderating

Something I've been trying to do consistently is ask at halftime for feedback on speed/clarity so I can make adjustments if needed.
by AGoodMan
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 16
Views: 7746

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)

Now that the first mirrors have taken place, moderators, can we get a private discussion thread please? The private forum has been created. For those who are not familiar with them, go to User Control Panel -> Usergroups -> Select "2018 HFT Discussion" -> Click "Submit". I'll be monitoring requests...
by AGoodMan
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: CATT XIV @ Chattahoochee High School (11/10/18 - HFT XIII)
Replies: 6
Views: 2201

Re: CATT XIV @ Chattahoochee High School (11/10/18 - HFT XIII)

Thank you to everyone who played HFT XIII at CATT. The private forum has been created. For those who are not familiar with them, go to User Control Panel -> Usergroups -> Select "2018 HFT Discussion" -> Click "Submit". I'll be monitoring requests periodically.
by AGoodMan
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 17
Views: 8684

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

Thanks to everyone who came to play and staff. DCC A went undefeated, followed by Lexington A, Hunter A, and Greens Farms Academy. Neg5 stats can be found here . SQBS stats will go up soon. We hope to get a private discussion forum set up soon. We encourage all teams who played the set to give feed...
by AGoodMan
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg5 to SQBS Parser
Replies: 10
Views: 3387

Re: Neg5 to SQBS Parser

What does the comment "Pools used, but [team name] is not assigned to a pool" mean? I've checked that every team is placed in both a prelim and playoff bracket so I'm a little confused.
by AGoodMan
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 16
Views: 7746

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)

Now that the first mirrors have taken place, moderators, can we get a private discussion thread please?
by AGoodMan
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 17
Views: 8684

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

Thanks to everyone who came to play and staff. DCC A went undefeated, followed by Lexington A, Hunter A, and Greens Farms Academy. Neg5 stats can be found here . SQBS stats will go up soon. We hope to get a private discussion forum set up soon. We encourage all teams who played the set to give feedb...
by AGoodMan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 6779

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

The category I do want to single out for particular praise was the literature – while the difficulty gradation (particularly in the bonuses) was somewhat inconsistent and there were several gimmicky tossups that only obfuscated the answerline rather than enhancing the question's quality (the Librar...
by AGoodMan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 11718

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

Can I see the "giants" myth tossup? Admittedly, I had no idea what the first line was talking about, but I did buzz on the Heracles + Geryon clue and said dog, thinking it was referring to Orthrus but was negged. Is the giant there referring to Cacus?
by AGoodMan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 11718

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

I’m not fantastically knowledgeable about music, so I’m not sure if it’s technically correct to call the Große Fuge a string quartet, but I feel like that tossup should have accepted fugue in the first two sentences that were talking about it. Michael Yue negged with fugue on the first clue, and he...
by AGoodMan
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 17
Views: 8684

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

AGoodMan wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:22 pm
After a few field fluctuations, we're now at 28 teams. Any teams that express interest will be put on a waitlist, but we're prepared to go up to 30 teams.
We're now at 27 teams. We definitely need at least one more team in the field. Please do not hesitate to contact me.
by AGoodMan
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 17
Views: 8684

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

After a few field fluctuations, we're now at 28 teams. Any teams that express interest will be put on a waitlist, but we're prepared to go up to 30 teams.
by AGoodMan
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at Harvard (10/27/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 2736

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at Harvard (10/27/18)

AGoodMan wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:28 pm
Stats will be uploaded by tonight. Amherst (Kevin Wang, Boyang Jiao, Eliot Williams, Andy Tang) cleared the field to win the tournament.
Prelim and Playoff stats are up first. Combined stats will follow soon (SQBS won't let me merge files, so it might be a manual job).
by AGoodMan
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at Harvard (10/27/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 2736

Penn Bowl Mirror at Harvard (10/27/18)

Ricky was the TD, so I'll keep this short. Thank you to everyone who came to play or staff. We were able to finish the tournament basically by 6pm despite some early setbacks; I want to give a lot of credit first to Ricky, and also to the staffers. Stats will be uploaded by tonight. Amherst (Kevin W...
by AGoodMan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where Stats Go
Replies: 13
Views: 5393

Re: Where Stats Go

I was reminded this weekend that last year' s Penn Bowl Northeast stats are only available on Neg5. This is inexcusable. We as a community have committed to maintaining the stats repository on hsquizbowl.org precisely because 3rd party/external sources do, and have gone down in the past. (Stats fro...
by AGoodMan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where Stats Go
Replies: 13
Views: 5393

Re: Where Stats Go

I was reminded this weekend that last year' s Penn Bowl Northeast stats are only available on Neg5. This is inexcusable. We as a community have committed to maintaining the stats repository on hsquizbowl.org precisely because 3rd party/external sources do, and have gone down in the past. (Stats fro...
by AGoodMan
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 3559

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the Bahai tossup? It's a topic that I spent a decent amount of time studying, but didn't know any of the clues in the question until "Seven Valleys."
by AGoodMan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats
Replies: 7
Views: 3908

Re: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats

This is super cool! Is there any chance we can see similar metrics for EFT?
by AGoodMan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats
Replies: 24
Views: 2994

Re: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats

I played the entirety of the set (save for one bye round) at the Yale site yesterday, and I had a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to taking a peek at the detailed stats for our site when they become available.
by AGoodMan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 3559

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Here you go: The first member of this ethnic group to become a millionaire in the U.S. was a farmer known as “The Potato King.” A 1913 Alien Land Act primarily targeting members of this ethnic group caused many of them to lease land under the names of their native-born children. This ethnic group’s...
by AGoodMan
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament at Yale (10/13)
Replies: 6
Views: 3019

Re: Early Fall Tournament at Yale (10/13)

Can we get a field update please?
by AGoodMan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19 (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 7798

Re: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

This rule might also affect first-generation immigrant students. I moved to the States from South Korea in June of 2006. Even though I had attended about 3 months of 3rd grade in Korea (where school starts in March), I had to restart third grade in August of that year. Because of that, I was already...
by AGoodMan
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 2584

JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)

Hello everyone, Moses Kitakule and I are excited to preliminarily announce JaMES ( J on a nd M oses E xhaust S cripture), a open-level tossup-only set on the Bible. This set is primarily focused on the 66 books of the Protestant Bible (sorry, we are both Protestants), but will include a few question...
by AGoodMan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 16
Views: 7746

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)

We're still actively looking for mirrors! We'd love to see a mirror (or more) on the West Coast. Please don't hesitate to contact me.
by AGoodMan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 17
Views: 8684

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

32 teams have registered. Any teams that now express interest will be put on a waitlist. We've had one team drop, so this means there is a spot open in the field. We will give priority to a team from a school not already in the field over an additional team from the existing field. We've had one sp...
by AGoodMan
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 17
Views: 8684

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

I almost forgot to mention this, but HFT has been certified by PACE as a platinum qualifier, meaning the top 25% of the field (rounded up to the nearest integer of top 8 teams) will qualify for PACE nationals (NSC) in Washington DC.
by AGoodMan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Analysis
Replies: 3
Views: 2390

Re: Analysis

A timely timeout can sometimes do wonders. I can think of multiple occasions when my high school coach called a timeout to stop the opposition's momentum and help us win games.
by AGoodMan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 16
Views: 7746

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)

theclassicsguy wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:05 pm
Is there any chance of an online mirror happening for this? I know that it's not customary, but I was just wondering.
It's not something we've considered so far. I wouldn't plan on it yet, unless there is a significant increase in interest among the community.