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by VSCOelasticity
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: New Discord Tournament Server Management Bot
Replies: 3
Views: 1578

Re: New Discord Tournament Server Management Bot

entropy wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:45 pm I am very proud and grateful that PACE has officially recommended that TDs use this bot for Discord tournaments. This page on the PACE website provides a detailed guide for how to use the bot.
This link no longer works. I believe this is the correct link now.
by VSCOelasticity
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Collegiate Preseason Poll 2020-1
Replies: 14
Views: 4115

Re: Collegiate Preseason Poll 2020-1

A good discussion was had in Discord, and it made me see that I had failed to consider the following teams (in no particular order):

Stanford B
Northwestern
UNC
UCLA
Michigan
Vanderbilt
Columbia B
by VSCOelasticity
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Collegiate Preseason Poll 2020-1
Replies: 14
Views: 4115

Re: Collegiate Preseason Poll 2020-1

In an attempt to spark conversation (and maybe adjust based on my lack of information on teams), here is the draft of my ballot. Everything beyond the 13ish range was hard for me to rank due to missing rosters, and geographical isolation down in Florida. 1 Columbia 2 Stanford 3 Maryland 4 Berkeley 5...
by VSCOelasticity
Mon May 18, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Summer Events?
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

Re: Summer Events?

Here Comes Rusev Day wrote: Mon May 18, 2020 6:29 pm the hope is to have an in-person event down here in Florida in the late summer
glad to see my fellow Floridians taking the pandemic seriously
by VSCOelasticity
Thu May 07, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 5868

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

Location: As Will mentioned earlier in the thread, this tournament will take place over Zoom with video. This will require each participant to have a working web cam. If you do not currently own a working webcam, please be sure to acquire one by the tournament date (May 24, 2020). I believe a lot o...
by VSCOelasticity
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: IKEA (Fall 2020)
Replies: 45
Views: 21842

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: IKEA (Spring 2021)

Given the reduced physics distribution, will physics questions that are more commonly encountered in engineering clases, e.g. fluid dynamics amd continuum mechanics, still be placed in the physics distribution?
by VSCOelasticity
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 35466

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

How would the community feel about implementing a structure where if someone cheats at a tournament, they must moderate X number of tournaments or contribute X/X editor-approved questions to tournaments? This way, the person can show an act of good faith, and provide retribution for the labor/time ...
by VSCOelasticity
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 35466

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

I generally take the stance of Matt and Chris, that wanting to cheat and cheating are different. That being said, I agree with Andrew that draconian measures don't really work, and, furthermore, that bans won't deter cheaters. People cheat for many reasons, and I don't think people who cheat will be...
by VSCOelasticity
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: 5th of March Incident
Replies: 13
Views: 2140

Re: 5th of March Incident

Cheynem wrote: Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:23 pm Like all the Carper winners? Who are they? Where did they come from? Where did they go?
Carper Winners: What Do They Know? Do They Know Things?? Let's Find Out!
by VSCOelasticity
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Answerline Selection Analysis
Replies: 7
Views: 2097

Re: Common Link Advantages / Disadvantages

Can I see the original PIANO question on "Polish"? 11. ​A story in this language describes a ​Ulysses-like​ novel called “Gigamesh” whose syntactic structure forms a blueprint of Notre Dame cathedral. Michael Kandel is best known for translating books from this language, including a collection of n...
by VSCOelasticity
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ GT (2/22/2020)
Replies: 13
Views: 2511

Re: Terrapin Open @ GT (2/22/2020)

ValenciaQBowl wrote: Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:02 am Cool, thanks for the update, Tejas. I'm hearing that UF may bring 2-3 teams, so let's hope it's three, as that could get us to six teams.

PS--I'll have a good wireless buzzer with me.
We are bringing 2 (and they both should be registered)
by VSCOelasticity
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT Side Events
Replies: 19
Views: 3470

Re: ICT Side Events

Iamteehee wrote: Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:20 pm Proteinbowl 3 is probably happening at ICT.
:party:
by VSCOelasticity
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Schedule Generator
Replies: 10
Views: 5008

Re: Quizbowl Schedule Generator

This tool was very helpful for ACF Fall! Thank you for creating it.
by VSCOelasticity
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Florida (11/02/2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 2737

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Florida (11/02/2019)

Thank you to everyone who came out to ACF Fall! An additional thanks to our staffers who ensured everything ran smoothly: Alex Shaw, Tracy Mirkin, Cody Johansen, Peter Torres, and Taylor Harvey. Florida A cleared the field to win the Overall and Undergraduate titles, with UCF B coming in second for ...
by VSCOelasticity
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Florida (11/02/2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 2737

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Florida (11/02/2019)

Stats will be updated here
by VSCOelasticity
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Florida (11/02/2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 2737

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Florida (11/02/2019)

A variant of this has gone out to all teams, but posting here for reference. Please note the location is not Matherly or Little like normal. LOCATION: We will host the tournament in the Classroom Building 105, located at 105 NW 16th St, Gainesville, FL 32603. I have attached an image of a parking lo...
by VSCOelasticity
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: CO Reject Readings
Replies: 1
Views: 4559

Re: CO Reject Readings

I finally got around to looking through the CO packet and putting together my team's rejects. I'll read them tomorrow night at 10PM EDT on Discord.

Edit: packet
by VSCOelasticity
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia: August 10, 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia: August 10, 2019

Thanks for hosting this! As always, it was a great start to the quizbowl year in Florida.

However, I'm mostly posting to let you know that the stats link on the db is messed up.
by VSCOelasticity
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Best Practices for Running a Discord Tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 9499

Re: Best Practices for Running a Discord Tournament

This is a great guide. Having recently been a mod for the FST Discord mirror (that Mike played) there are definitely things in this post we should have done to improve the player experience. Everyone who hosts an online tournament should re-read this a week or two before the mirror date. During the ...
by VSCOelasticity
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 5925

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

One more thing - given the planned festivities for the night after CO, I've been thinking of starting this event later than normal CO Sunday fare. Would people be amenable to starting at 10 AM sharp? I don't expect it to last more than 3 hours, since there are reasonable length caps and no bonuses....
by VSCOelasticity
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: PROTEINBOWL 2
Replies: 2
Views: 4347

Re: PROTEINBOWL 2

Could you post the packet please?
by VSCOelasticity
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 52
Views: 31273

Re: Players Choice Awards

nycaqb1999 wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:30 pm I think Victor was waiting for FST to become clear, and seeing as how the last mirror happened this weekend, it should be soon
Idk if he wants to keep waiting, but there is technically one more mirror
by VSCOelasticity
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19
Replies: 10
Views: 2716

Re: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19

Hi everyone! Thanks again for tuning into the Discord mirror of FST.

If you wanna give some feedback, you can request access to our private discussion forum by clicking User Control Panel (under your username in the top right corner) => Usergroups => 2019 Florida Spring discussion.
by VSCOelasticity
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 40772

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Legendre polynomials have this property since the inner product of two of them is proportional to a Kronecker delta function. Vectors must be linearly independent if they mutually have this property. The Gram-Schmidt process finds vectors that have this property, possibly (*) normalized. Two vector...
by VSCOelasticity
Fri May 31, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SuMO V: Fish Sticks Rising
Replies: 1
Views: 1368

Re: SuMO V: Fish Sticks Rising

What is the distribution for the set?

Also, can you make a Google sheet for free agents? I'd like to play this, but I don't really know who is coming. I don't mind playing solo if I have to, but I'd like to find someone to team up with.
by VSCOelasticity
Tue May 28, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 18
Views: 5890

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

This set had some of the most delightful science questions in recent memory. It has some issues, but it's a good set and I'd strongly recommend playing other mirrors.
Special thank you to the readers who stayed up late reading for us!
by VSCOelasticity
Fri May 10, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: No Banter Please @ MSNCT Saturday Night (5/11/19)
Replies: 11
Views: 5391

Re: No Banter Please @ MSNCT Saturday Night (5/11/19)

I'm interested as well as my Florida Friendos, Taylor Harvey and Jacob Murphy
by VSCOelasticity
Thu May 09, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]
Replies: 29
Views: 10350

Re: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]

Will this set be available this summer by chance?
by VSCOelasticity
Fri May 03, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Florida A Nats Submission
Replies: 3
Views: 4231

Re: Florida A Nats Submission

This happened. Here's the packet if anyone wants to study from rejected Nats questions.
by VSCOelasticity
Fri May 03, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 9087

Re: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll

His PIANO stats indicate he still has some work to do at the higher difficulties, but Jesse is a solid generalist This is fair, but keep in mind that at PIANO Jesse was on a team with me and Sean Platzer (history/classics) and Ian Mackenzie (art/art history), so the shadow was strongly in effect fo...
by VSCOelasticity
Thu May 02, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Florida A Nats Submission
Replies: 3
Views: 4231

Florida A Nats Submission

Sorry for the delay, the end of the semester hit and my life has kinda sucked. However, I'm gonna finally read Florida A's rejected Nats questions in the Quizbowl Discord on Friday night (5/3) around 10PM EST. Unless people have something better to do I guess, in which case I'm flexible.
by VSCOelasticity
Thu May 02, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 9087

Re: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll

I will provide some commentary with my votes; apologies if the commentaries are longer on the UF people, but I see them like five times a week so I have more to blabber about. 1. Taylor Harvey You already heard what I had to say about Taylor. He's number one on this poll. 2. Tracy Mirkin Tracy's def...
by VSCOelasticity
Thu May 02, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 9087

Re: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll

Just wanted to clarify-most of the Auburn players are eligible, while the Georgia people to my knowledge are not. I recognize that this distinction may be somewhat arbitrary. I used the Canadian eligibility criterion of playing two regular difficulty tournaments or harder that were attended by Flor...
by VSCOelasticity
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 38455

Re: Player Poll 2019

When are ballots due by?
by VSCOelasticity
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 17598

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format

I think you're confusing head to head with playing off the tie. "Head to head" is simply just counting how the two teams played each other in their previous match up, so if Illinois finished 6-1 and Michigan State finished 6-1, then you would break the tie by who beat who. Playing off the tie has t...
by VSCOelasticity
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 17598

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format

What is the rationale between not using head-to-head as a tiebreaker? Doing so double-counts the game in question. For a longer discussion, refer to this post . I'm confused about this then. The decision to not play off tiebreakers was based on time constraints, but those threads establish the idea...
by VSCOelasticity
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 34751

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

As one of the people who initially thought Rust wasn't worth asking about (I had only looked at it because I applied to Mozilla), I will say that I changed my mind. It has won stackoverflow's favorite language or something like 2 or 3 consecutive years in a row, so it seems like a question that is a...
by VSCOelasticity
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 17598

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

I know that Matt Weiner, among others, has in the past advocated breaking out Nats into "divisions." As a stopgap, would it be unreasonable to do that even without using two different question sets? (After all, the lowest-placing teams often come to test their mettle against the toughest questions....
by VSCOelasticity
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 17598

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

Could something be done to make editing submissions less taxing? For example, should citations be required so that fact checking is easier? Should teams receive more specific instructions for submission (I'm thinking of stuff like "submit 1/1 with 1 methodological-focused and 1 linguistics" instead...
by VSCOelasticity
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 17598

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

Also, I think rounds ended at around 8/8:30PM on Saturday, while the e-mailed schedule allocated time until 10PM for games. Ending early was nice, but this leads me to believe that there was time to play off tiebreakers. (Please correct me if I got any of the times wrong, as that would definitely c...
by VSCOelasticity
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 17598

ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format

[This thread has been split from the discussion on question content, which you can find here . -Mods] I very much enjoyed this set and its approach to the sciences. There was a good amount of creativity (electrides and atmospheric entry come to mind immediately, but there is other stuff I am forget...
by VSCOelasticity
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 18
Views: 5890

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

Looking for teammates for this, particularly if you know bio and (organic) chem. But if we overlap that's fine, I'm mainly looking to have a fun time!
by VSCOelasticity
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 56394

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

Mnemosyne wrote: Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:57 pm What is the planned time for the lunch break? Last year I think "lunch" was at 2:30 or 3pm? If it will be at the same time, I think it should be announced so we can pack actual meals to eat between rounds instead of just snacks.
The e-mail has lunch from 1 to 2 PM
by VSCOelasticity
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 7326

Re: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)

A private forum has been created for FST, so please request access by clicking User Control Panel (under your username in the top right corner) => Usergroups => 2019 Florida Spring discussion. I hope you enjoyed the set! We would appreciate your feedback.
by VSCOelasticity
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Georgia Tech (3/30/19)
Replies: 10
Views: 4055

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Georgia Tech (3/30/19)

Thanks to Georgia Tech for hosting this! It was run really well. We finished pretty quickly even though we were late (sorry about that, we got in later than expected the night before). Special thanks to the two readers who stayed late to read guerilla history!
by VSCOelasticity
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34956

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

So when writing our packets are we free to incorporate things traditionally asked as myth in the literature distribution?
by VSCOelasticity
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Spring FST Mirror (Richmond, VA – 3/23/19)
Replies: 3
Views: 2122

Re: VCU Spring FST Mirror (Richmond, VA – 3/23/19)

A private forum has been created for FST, so please request access by clicking User Control Panel (under your username in the top right corner) => Usergroups => 2019 Florida Spring discussion. We would appreciate your feedback!
by VSCOelasticity
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST @ Carleton University (2019-03-23)
Replies: 3
Views: 1937

Re: FST @ Carleton University (2019-03-23)

A private forum has been created for FST, so please request access by clicking User Control Panel (under your username in the top right corner) => Usergroups => 2019 Florida Spring discussion. We would appreciate your feedback!
by VSCOelasticity
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST @ University of Florida (3/23/19, Main Site)
Replies: 2
Views: 1761

Re: FST @ University of Florida (3/23/19, Main Site)

A private forum has been created for FST, so please request access by clicking User Control Panel (under your username in the top right corner) => Usergroups => 2019 Florida Spring discussion. We would appreciate your feedback!
by VSCOelasticity
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 9646

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]

We'll be playtesting physics this Friday (3/15) starting at 6pm EST if anyone who is not in the server would like to join.