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by CPiGuy
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter High School Mirror (11/7/2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: 2020 ACF Winter High School Mirror (11/7/2020)

I feel like I should ask why two high school freshmen were chosen to TD the high school mirror of this set. It's not that you guys aren't responsible enough, but I'm worried that not having someone with more tournament directing experience could cause a lot of problems very quickly on an ACF set co...
by CPiGuy
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 60
Views: 14427

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

Do you think you can add an import from SQBS feature in a future release for easy conversion? Not a programmer, so sorry if I just made an insanely hard suggestion. What is the use case for doing this? It's not necessarily that hard, but I haven't come with a reason to justify the work. Things like...
by CPiGuy
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 60
Views: 14427

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

Do you think you can add an import from SQBS feature in a future release for easy conversion? Not a programmer, so sorry if I just made an insanely hard suggestion. What is the use case for doing this? It's not necessarily that hard, but I haven't come with a reason to justify the work. Things like...
by CPiGuy
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Questions About NAQT Packet Usage
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: Questions About NAQT Packet Usage

An important additional note: Further discussion of this incident in the Discord noted that all NAQT sets for a given school year are marked as being clear on July 1st following that school year -- nobody in the discussion had a copy of IS-193a but it was noted that one student's copy of IS-184a (wh...
by CPiGuy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Using the "View Server as Role" Feature on Discord to Eliminate Logistical Errors
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: Using the "View Server as Role" Feature on Discord to Eliminate Logistical Errors

To piggyback on this: Once roles are set up, staffers should either not be given admin permissions or should be expressly told not to change anything. In particular, do not assume that staffers are competent at setting roles for online quizbowl tournaments simply because they have admin permissions ...
by CPiGuy
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)
Replies: 29
Views: 5043

Re: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)

Iain.Carpenter wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:40 pm And, honestly, one of the only good things I can say about quarantine is never having to enter that building haha.
why are there three disjoint third floors aaaaah
by CPiGuy
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)
Replies: 29
Views: 5043

Re: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)

Lol, Jack and Will are clearly making fun of me, who deserves it, and not Iain, who does not deserve it. I'm sorry for the overly-aggressive tone of my initial post -- I tried to make it clear that I didn't know all the specifics and use hypothetical statements but I clearly failed in doing so and t...
by CPiGuy
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)
Replies: 29
Views: 5043

Re: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)

I didn't accuse you of malice but it is, in fact, unacceptable for you to have one set of publicly available eligibility rules and another set of eligibility rules for teams that are connected enough, or bold enough, to ask if they can break the very clearly stated public eligibility rules. This is ...
by CPiGuy
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)
Replies: 29
Views: 5043

Re: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)

It said this tournament is closed to teams from Illinois and Indiana, then why were Dunbar and [another team] allowed into the field when they are from Kentucky and [another state], respectively? I had a D team on the waitlist and requested that it enter the field as soon as it expanded to 36, but ...
by CPiGuy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Pine Tree Classic [Maine, Fall 2020, date by arrangement]
Replies: 0
Views: 261

Pine Tree Classic [Maine, Fall 2020, date by arrangement]

This is an announcement for the Pine Tree Classic, a tournament to be held in the fall of 2020 on Zoom. The tournament will be directed by me, Conor Thompson, and will use the ERIS question set edited by myself. Eligibility The tournament is open to all teams representing schools located in the stat...
by CPiGuy
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: ERIS - MS set available for mirrors for the 2020-21 season
Replies: 1
Views: 1071

Re: ERIS - MS set available for mirrors for the 2020-21 season

The original post has been updated to include the final list of 27 writers and a list of mirrors.

There is currently only one middle school mirror of ERIS (in New Jersey) -- we'd love for this to increase; please contact me if you are interested in hosting a middle school tournament on our set!
by CPiGuy
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: ERIS - Available for mirrors for the 2020-21 season (MS/Easy HS)
Replies: 3
Views: 3248

Re: ERIS - Available for mirrors for the 2020-21 season (MS/Easy HS)

The original post has been updated to reflect the final list of 27 writers and to include additional mirrors. If you are interested in mirroring ERIS, either for high schools or middle schools, contact me! This weekend's national online mirror run by AQBL will involve around 60 novice teams from aro...
by CPiGuy
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Answerlines for Character Names
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: Answerlines for Character Names

I'll give a hotter take: there is no difference between Nick Carraway and Nick Carraway . Some writers may think there is, and experienced moderators may be used to the convention, but both answerlines (sans supplementary instructions) require both Nick & Carraway because non-consecutive bolding & ...
by CPiGuy
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC Fall - Online (10/31/2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

Re: Vanderbilt ABC Fall - Online (10/31/2020)

south and east of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers You should probably be more explicit about how this affects teams in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware, and Virginia. (Personally, I would define none of these states except Virginia as "Southeast", but they are all "south and east of ...
by CPiGuy
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT Online Mirror, Texas/Rockies/Lower-Midwest (Sept. 26, 2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 1591

Re: LIT Online Mirror, Texas/Rockies/Lower-Midwest (Sept. 5, 2020)

Is there a place to view the field for this tournament?
by CPiGuy
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: An idea for a "tournament" structure for the online semester
Replies: 1
Views: 547

An idea for a "tournament" structure for the online semester

I have just had an interesting idea for an opportunity to take advantage of this semester's almost entirely online nature and the accompanying glut of housewritten tournaments that many people have identified as a problem. It seems to me that, if some small set of teams wanted to arrange regular scr...
by CPiGuy
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Answerlines for Character Names
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: Answerlines for Character Names

I personally find the "clunky" moderator instruction less clunky than printing the same answerline twice; I also think this moderator instruction is perfectly clear. In general, I think giving fewer distinct instructions is better; I prefer "accept either underlined portion" for the same reason I wo...
by CPiGuy
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Mild weirdness in NAQT's protest rules, and a potential fix
Replies: 1
Views: 745

Mild weirdness in NAQT's protest rules, and a potential fix

NAQT's rule 13.d is rather unsatisfying: If the clues of a tossup question (at the point at which a player signaled) do not uniquely specify an answer, then the tournament director should consider when the signaling occurred: i. If the player signaled prior to the end of the first sentence of the qu...
by CPiGuy
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2020-21 Groger Ranks Preseason Poll: RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 5
Views: 1951

Re: 2020-21 Groger Ranks Preseason Poll

I'm going to remind everyone filling out this poll that DCC A has a very, very, *very* well-proven ability to reload from the loss of top scorers, and should be on your ballot. DCC has never finished worse than t-21 at HSNCT and has finished in the top 20 literally every year but one in the history ...
by CPiGuy
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FALL 2020 - Spring Undergraduate Novice (SUN) 2020 Southeast Online Mirror (9/12/2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 2277

Re: FALL 2020 - Spring Undergraduate Novice (SUN) 2020 Southeast Online Mirror (9/12/2020)

wjg wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:28 pm teams from institutions located in KY, TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, MI, and FL will be allowed to participate.
I assume you mean Mississippi (MS) and not Michigan (MI).
by CPiGuy
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: On HS Teams Without Coaches
Replies: 68
Views: 7567

Re: On HS Teams Without Coaches

The idea that middle school teams are attending tournaments without adult supervision is kind of horrifying. I worked as a counselor at a month-long residential math camp for 11-14 year old kids the last three summers. These kids are brilliant and wonderful and almost universally should not be trust...
by CPiGuy
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: On HS Teams Without Coaches
Replies: 68
Views: 7567

Re: On HS Teams Without Coaches

I think there's a distinction to be made here between "coaches" and "adult supervision". It should probably be the case that all HS and MS teams attending tournaments be required to have some adult supervision (NAQT's chaperone policies at NCTs are a good model for this). However, I think it's prett...
by CPiGuy
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 5204

Re: [TW: Sexual Harassment] Harassment in the THAT Online Quizbowl Discord

Another point that was raised in the discord: There should probably be a similar norm for online tournaments as there is for IRL tournaments, where high schoolers cannot run a tournament by themselves with no adult supervision. (I don't know if this is a universal norm for IRL tournaments but it see...
by CPiGuy
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 5204

Re: [TW: Sexual Harassment] Harassment in the THAT Online Quizbowl Discord

Not related to this specific incident, but I think that PACE, NAQT, and ACF should do more outreach about the misconduct form. I think that all NAQT tournaments, ACF tournaments, and PACE qualifiers (as well as pretty much every other tournament) should require the hosts to inform all players and c...
by CPiGuy
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: ERIS - Available for mirrors for the 2020-21 season (MS/Easy HS)
Replies: 3
Views: 3248

Re: ERIS - Available for mirrors for the 2020-21 season (MS/Easy HS)

Two updates on ERIS: First of all, progress is going well on the set and it continues to be available for both online and in-person tournaments, or other competition formats such as leagues, starting September 1st. If you are interested in playtesting at some point, please contact me by email or Dis...
by CPiGuy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6472

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

This tournament was super fun, thanks to everyone involved in running it!
by CPiGuy
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: IKEA (Fall 2020)
Replies: 45
Views: 21842

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: IKEA (Spring 2021)

As someone strongly opposed to the use of bouncebacks, I welcome the experimentation. If they are used and, as I suspect will happen, they suck and are widely derided, then the issue will be decided and we won't have to have another four years of arguments about whether college quizbowl can use boun...
by CPiGuy
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll: RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 35
Views: 5149

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll

I will also join in the shilling for various players I have observed to be good. (You should probably trust the opinions of other people more than me on non-michigan folks.) Owen Farra is the best freshman this year . This should not be a controversial opinion. Other freshmen who are good enough to ...
by CPiGuy
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Online Quizbowl in the West
Replies: 12
Views: 2804

Re: The Online Quizbowl in the West

Strong co-sign Will -- Discord video is at least close enough to Zoom's that the added logistical benefits of Discord make it worthwhile. (Not that Zoom sucks. It's just worth trying Discord video, I think.)
by CPiGuy
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: ERIS - Available for mirrors for the 2020-21 season (MS/Easy HS)
Replies: 3
Views: 3248

Re: ERIS - Available for mirrors for the 2020-21 season (MS/Easy HS)

Just an update: ERIS is over 80% written. It will be finished and available for mirrors starting September 1st. Please contact me if you're interested in using ERIS for your tournament -- we are of course amenable to its use for both online and in-person tournaments, leagues, etc. over the upcoming ...
by CPiGuy
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl Monopolization and its Problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2439

Re: Quizbowl Monopolization and its Problems

I need to be awake in six hours and im on my phone so this is not gonna be a long post but... I don't see any harm in making such a request? People can always say no. also if you don't like the terms you're free to propose alternate terms. Joe isn't forcing anyone to do anything, and I have a feelin...
by CPiGuy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DECAMERON - Asynchronous guerrilla tournament announcement and signups
Replies: 29
Views: 6361

Re: DECAMERON - Asynchronous guerrilla tournament announcement and signups

This tournament is now over. Thanks to all the teams that played! Congratulations to "tbd" for winning the tournament with a perfect 10-0 record and to Jakob Myers for being the top scorer. Here are stats. As a note -- I've heard that people are interested in mirroring these packets. You should talk...
by CPiGuy
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2019-2020 MS Postseason Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 1588

Re: 2019-2020 MS Postseason Poll

Here are the results of the poll. Nine ballots were cast in each poll. Thanks to the following 10 voters: Eamin Ahmed (players only) Soren Gjesfjeld Aadit Juneja Rohan Kher Brian O'Flanagan (teams only) Sybil Ponnambalam Jeff Price Rajiv Pujara Conor Thompson Charles Young Players: #1 Rohan Ganeshan...
by CPiGuy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Retroactive name changes in tournament results
Replies: 9
Views: 1684

Re: Retroactive name changes in tournament results

2. Am I correct in assuming that it's far, far more trouble than it's worth trying to find-and-replace all the SQBS reports hosted on this very site? I assume that, unlike the NAQT site, these are just hosted as static HTML files and there's no backend. Yeah, probably, sadly. Each stats entry is ow...
by CPiGuy
Tue May 26, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6472

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

I oppose americanization because playing hilariously hard niche british content is an important part of the experience, especially at a low-stakes event like an online open
by CPiGuy
Tue May 26, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2019-2020 MS Postseason Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 1588

Re: 2019-2020 MS Postseason Poll

A reminder that you have 5 days to vote (assuming I can do math)! Here are some opinions and shoutouts that may help you. Arin Parsa (Challenger) and Rohan Ganeshan (Quest) are two of the best, if not the two best, middle school players ever. They both account for the vast majority of the scoring on...
by CPiGuy
Tue May 26, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]
Replies: 11
Views: 4163

Re: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]

Monstruos de Bolsillo wrote: Tue May 26, 2020 10:21 am What is the status of this?
This is being postponed to next spring; I very much want it to be played in person and think it will be a good nationals side event.
by CPiGuy
Tue May 26, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6472

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone wrote: Mon May 25, 2020 1:57 pm I am currently seeing if we can secure enough mods to expand to 24 teams
Recruiting mods from open advertisements has been pretty effective for other online tournaments in the past -- I would recommend putting out a feeler on the quizbowl Discord for interested parties.
by CPiGuy
Tue May 26, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 10614

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

Re: start time, I find it very unfair that the community expects West Coast players to get up super early, just so East Coast players don't have to stick around in the evening. The fact that West Coast players have put up with this over and over again in the past does not make it okay. As someone w...
by CPiGuy
Sat May 23, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Paired Tossups and Bonuses
Replies: 48
Views: 10390

Re: Paired Tossups and Bonuses

I think it's desirable not to have specific subcategories go to themselves, like biology --> biology or philosophy --> philosophy. If you mess up on a tossup in a subcategory then you shouldn't forfeit your chance to hear that subcategory's bonus as well. I think this should happen in approximately...
by CPiGuy
Wed May 20, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What makes a good tiebreaker?
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Re: What makes a good tiebreaker?

I'd argue that rather than putting an extra tossup into each packet, (thus creating something like 15 tossups worth of tiebreakers,) it's best to set aside 5 additional tossups in an additional mini-packet. I strongly agree with this. Writing a tiebreaker for each round is pretty wasteful because t...
by CPiGuy
Wed May 13, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2019-2020 MS Postseason Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 1588

2019-2020 MS Postseason Poll

MSNCT did not happen (and if it did it would have happened by now). The 2019-2020 middle school quizbowl season is therefore effectively over. I am therefore going to open this year's postseason player and team poll. The poll is intended to be a ranking for the 2019-2020 season; this is not a predic...
by CPiGuy
Thu May 07, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: The Raleigh Cup Online(CANCELLED)
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Re: The Raleigh Cup Online(PSACA)

Eligibility: All middle schoolers are allowed to compete in this tournament. High schoolers will be allowed if they’re in 9th or 10th grade and have never been to the HSNCT. High schoolers who have never scored over 50PPG at any tournament will also be permitted to play. Please note that whether a ...
by CPiGuy
Thu May 07, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 5868

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

Given the apparent huge demand for this tournament, would people consider running a second online mirror if there are a significant number of interested people left out by the first one? Re: a conversation I just had with Daniel on Discord, perhaps rather than waiting to see if there's far too much...
by CPiGuy
Thu May 07, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 5868

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

Given the apparent huge demand for this tournament, would people consider running a second online mirror if there are a significant number of interested people left out by the first one?
by CPiGuy
Mon May 04, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DECAMERON - Asynchronous guerrilla tournament announcement and signups
Replies: 29
Views: 6361

Re: DECAMERON - Asynchronous guerrilla tournament announcement and signups

One of the teams (beepbeep, i'm a sheep) has contacted me about dropping out because they haven't been able to finish their packet; I have proposed that instead they absorb some of the unteamed free agents into a large team to finish the packet (and not require a new team to write from scratch). You...