Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors

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Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors

Post by rjaguar3 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:19 am

Hello all,

This fall, Vanderbilt is planning to house-write some or all of ABC XL. I am looking for either (1) a high school or college to join writing with in making a combined set or (2) a high school set to mirror in exchange for the contribution of questions.
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Re: Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors

Post by Unicolored Jay » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:26 am

What difficulty level are you expecting?
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Post by Ras superfamily » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:23 pm

I would be interested in this depending on the difficulty as well.
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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:26 pm

How many questions would need to be contributed to get the mirror?
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Re: Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors

Post by rjaguar3 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:27 pm

Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast wrote:What difficulty level are you expecting?
We are expecting normal difficulty. As an example, we used HSAPQ ACF-format sets for ABC XXXVI, XXXVII, and XXXVIII, and I think that is the appropriate difficulty. I promised the questions would be similar to those used in the past years.
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Post by rjaguar3 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:40 pm

Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:How many questions would need to be contributed to get the mirror?
We are planning to have 10-14 packets, depending on format. I'm not sure yet, but I'm thinking that we can write half of the required packets, so that would leave 5-7 outside packets to be contributed.
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Post by Matt Weiner » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:05 pm

I mailed you about this on Friday and haven't heard back.
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Post by rjaguar3 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:18 pm

Matt Weiner wrote:I mailed you about this on Friday and haven't heard back.
I got your message. We just gave our "how to write questions" presentation on Monday and we should have some questions from us within the next few days and from the rest of the team next week.
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Re: Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors

Post by dtaylor4 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:07 pm

what is the latest on this

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Post by rjaguar3 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:50 pm

dtaylor4 wrote:what is the latest on this
We're collaborating with VCU. The questions should be ready by our tournament October 30.
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Post by vcuEvan » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:34 pm

This is being mirrored at the Huskie Bowl in Illinois. We're still looking for other mirrors.
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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:47 pm

Since when I tried to ask this on facebook all I heard back was someone who I hadn't contacted begging me to write a bunch of philosophy questions with no offered compensation, I will ask it here: What do I need to do if I want to mirror this tournament? How much would it cost for those of us not in on the editing process?
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Re: Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors

Post by rjaguar3 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:19 pm

The mirror fees will be $10 per team for those not involved in writing the tournament (Vanderbilt and VCU).

EDIT: I will talk to Ryan about his conversation with you, as I am not privy to all the details of it.
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Re: Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:14 am

So, we fixed the egregious problems in the set this month and gave it a solid overhaul, and it seemed to be very well received. As such, people outside the Vanderbilt and VCU areas should totally mirror this. It is a full 13 packets, and as the stats from the VCU mirror show the set is both difficulty appropriate and very accessible (1472/1620 tossups answered, 90.8% conversion).
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Re: Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors

Post by ryandillon » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:36 pm

Is there going to be a discussion thread for the set?
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Re: Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors

Post by Deviant Insider » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:40 pm

I made a problem list for the first eleven rounds of this set. Email me if you want it. Make sure you clearly identify yourself and, if it's not obvious, why I should send you the problem list when the set may be used in the future. If Greg, George, Brad, or Charlie wants to be in charge of sending out the problem list instead of me, I will defer to their wishes. Also, a discussion thread for this set is a good idea.
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Re: Vanderbilt ABC looking for mirrors

Post by Matt Weiner » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:14 pm

ryandillon wrote:Is there going to be a discussion thread for the set?
You can now join the ABC Discussion group and see a discussion forum if approved.

The questions will not be posted or distributed until all mirrors are done because that is the Correct and intelligent way to do things.

I strongly advise against filling up the discussion thread with complaints about how possible the questions were.
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Post by Deviant Insider » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:42 pm

Thanks for setting that up. People shouldn't email me. The only people I emailed my list to were Andrew Voight (an editor) and Jonah Greenthal (a moderator), and it's now where it belongs.
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