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by meebles127
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 5895

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

1) ASCA's board has, as previously explained, explored the possibility of an online tournament. Given the number of moderators, experienced personnel, and technical components that would be needed in order to make such an event work, as well as the very limited experience the vast majority of teams...
by meebles127
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 5895

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

Perhaps I'll eventually stop engaging with this thread but I have a few more things to say. If that tournament had went better, with even 10 or 12 teams from 7-8 schools participating, I'd probably be agreeing with an online tournament being the best option. But it didn't, and while ASCA probably di...
by meebles127
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 5895

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

You paint a very compelling picture of haves and have-nots, of rural schools with no internet whose teams would go extinct if they're not allowed to play in-person tournaments. I sympathize, and from first-hand experience, I know how much outreach work has to go into sustaining circuits like this. ...
by meebles127
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 5895

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

nobody has given a strong reason for not hosting in tournament events that Alabama has not considered and applied procedures for https://images-ext-2.discordapp.net/external/4GNzvs4JOtwgKg6bpIeLirwzqagzaDc-5OHJOn6OK_A/https/www.mdpi.com/pathogens/pathogens-09-00331/article_deploy/html/images/pathog...
by meebles127
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 5895

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

Playing Quiz Bowl online and pretending that it is a viable solution is an embarrassment to the sport. It is in fact you who is an embarrassment to this sport. Having hosted several online tournaments since the beginning of the pandemic, I do agree that there are downsides but many of these can be ...
by meebles127
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Virginia ERIS Mirror - Canceled
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Virginia ERIS Mirror - Canceled

Due to personal issues, this tournament is canceled. I encourage any middle school teams that were interested in signing up to play Conor Thompson's ERIS Middle School league. If anyone in the area is interested in hosting ERIS please contact Conor Thompson to discuss a potential mirror
by meebles127
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Virginia ERIS Mirror - Canceled
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Virginia ERIS Mirror [26 January 2020]

This post is reserved for field updates.
by meebles127
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Virginia ERIS Mirror - Canceled
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Virginia ERIS Mirror - Canceled

I am pleased to announce that I will be directing the Virginia mirror of ERIS on Saturday, January 26th. Eligibility This is a closed high school tournament. It is open to all high school teams from Virginia as well as all teams from West Virginia, North Carolina, or Tennessee within a 3-hour drive ...
by meebles127
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro Date Claim for 2020-2021
Replies: 34
Views: 5036

Re: DC Metro Date Claim for 2020-2021

I am moving my mirror of ERIS to February 6th January 23rd.
by meebles127
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2020-21
Replies: 6
Views: 2444

Re: Groger Ranks 2020-21

Thank you for removing TJ and Mission San Jose from your rankings - doing so, and explaining your decision, is an important statement. To second Young's comment, I appreciate the consideration that Groger Ranks took when deciding to remove these teams from your rankings. Thank you for condemning th...
by meebles127
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 WORKSHOP Playtest Mirror [6 February 2021]
Replies: 4
Views: 1039

Re: 2021 WORKSHOP Playtest Mirror [6 February 2021]

A team formation spreadsheet has been posted.
by meebles127
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 WORKSHOP Playtest Mirror [6 February 2021]
Replies: 4
Views: 1039

2021 WORKSHOP Playtest Mirror [6 February 2021]

I am announcing the playtest online playtest mirror of 2021 WORKSHOP to be held on 6 February 2021 at Discord. More information on the WORKSHOP set can be found here . This tournament will be using advanced stats. Kevin Wang will be serving as tournament director for this online playtest mirror. Eli...
by meebles127
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity
Replies: 16
Views: 4341

Re: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity

Ignore the current submission deadline. I still want this to happen, and I will be sending out an email soliciting people's input within the next ten days.
by meebles127
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 81
Views: 13215

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

The .zip file with all of the packets from this event has been uploaded to the archives under the "2020 Internet Charity Tournament" listing.
by meebles127
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]
Replies: 18
Views: 3737

Re: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]

I sent out the donation email a few minutes ago, if you wanted to receive this email and did not, please let me know, and I will forward it to you. I'd also like to thank everyone who wrote for this, played, staffed, or otherwise supported the event. This was a great time for me, and I'm glad that s...
by meebles127
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]
Replies: 18
Views: 3737

Re: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]

Two other things before my follow-up post: 1) I will be collecting donations for PIH to help support Frontline Healthcare workers. If you would like to contribute to this please fill out the original sign up sheet so I will have your email address to reach out this week. 2) The packets aren't going ...
by meebles127
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]
Replies: 18
Views: 3737

Re: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]

Festivus happened and I will have more concise words to say soon. There is a 23 December tab on the spreadsheet now for free sign-ups so people can know that stuff is happening. I don't really care what people do, and I won't be there for the most part. If someone wants to volunteer to be an admin f...
by meebles127
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]
Replies: 18
Views: 3737

Re: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]

For the sake of my sanity please include "Festivus 2020 Packet" in the subject line of your email with your packet please.
by meebles127
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]
Replies: 18
Views: 3737

Re: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]

I have made the schedule for Festivus. It can be found in the main post and in the Discord server. I have made every effort to ensure that time slots are not too short, though some of them might be a tad bit too long. I apologize if I severely overshot on time length in any given packet. WRITERS: Pl...
by meebles127
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]
Replies: 18
Views: 3737

Re: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]

Due to misconduct allegations that have come to my attention, I have decided to remove Stefan Calin's packet from Festivus and ban Stefan from participating in the 2020 edition of Festivus. I want Festivus to be a welcoming event for all players and I encourage anyone who has issues during the tourn...
by meebles127
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]
Replies: 18
Views: 3737

Re: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]

To be clear, this is on the 20th, not the 23rd. I apologize for that but I have personal matters that will have me tied up on Wednesday. People are free to still use the Festivus server on Wednesday if they'd like to though.
by meebles127
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]
Replies: 18
Views: 3737

Re: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]

Amidst the craziness of December, I've somehow forgotten to create a packet interest survey. Here is the link to that. I am asking that you have this done by 2359 on December 18, 2020, if you'd like your interests taken into account when making the schedule. I apologize that this is so last minute. ...
by meebles127
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]
Replies: 18
Views: 3737

Re: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]

I'm going to make a schedule either tonight or tomorrow and work permissions out sometime soon but you can go ahead and join the server at the link below, or in the main post. I used the ICT server as a template, so you can disregard the fact that there are six rooms (but I don't even think you can ...
by meebles127
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]
Replies: 18
Views: 3737

Re: 2020 Festivus 20 December 2020

Sorry for posting late. This event is still happening and will be taking place on 20 December 2020. I'll be making a schedule of events next Thursday with all sign-ups to that point. I will additionally be placing a few "free" spots so people can pop-in with last-minute packets. At this ti...
by meebles127
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 42
Views: 4499

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

As an aside, how moderated in this quizbowl reddit page? I'd be very worried about people sharing unclear question content there or saying things anonymously that would rightfully put them in hot water here on the forums or on the public Discord. I continue to believe there is this emerging bifurca...
by meebles127
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]
Replies: 18
Views: 3737

Re: 2020 Festivus [Date TBD, please answer the poll]

Illinois Admin wrote: Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:38 pm Is this still happening?
Yes, I'll be posting tomorrow.
by meebles127
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Bowl is back
Replies: 6
Views: 2001

Re: College Bowl is back

AKKOLADE wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:33 pm rashes also return sometimes
so do infections
by meebles127
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]
Replies: 18
Views: 3737

2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]

I will be organizing Festivus this year. After the feedback received from the Internet Charity Tournament hosted this past April, I am striving to have a more structured event this year. As such, I will be adopting many principals that were used in the Internet Charity Tournament. This event will be...
by meebles127
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Using the "View Server as Role" Feature on Discord to Eliminate Logistical Errors
Replies: 1
Views: 382

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

Discord recently introduced a feature that allows you to view the server as a given role or role(s). This was announced pretty quietly so I'm writing this mostly to raise awareness and show its usefulness. I strongly suggest that all TDs who manually set up their tournaments use this feature to ensu...
by meebles127
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Using Carl-Bot to Assign People to Teams for Discord Tournaments
Replies: 0
Views: 601

Using Carl-Bot to Assign People to Teams for Discord Tournaments

After using Carl-Bot for the 2020 Internet Charity Tournament, I started looking into different applications of the bot. This post is a step-by-step guide on how to use Carl-Bot to set up reaction roles to assign people to teams for Discord tournaments. This should give tournament directors the oppo...
by meebles127
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)
Replies: 55
Views: 11570

Re: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)

(not to mention mandatory cameras) to replicate the in-person experience as well as possible. Anyway, if an internet connection is too unreliable to support a camera (which was claimed in this thread) ... then consider upgrading your internet? Or: don't play online quizbowl, at least not competitiv...
by meebles127
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro Date Claim for 2020-2021
Replies: 34
Views: 5036

Re: DC Metro Date Claim for 2020-2021

I would like to tentatively claim January 16 for my mirror of ERIS. This is to be hosted independent of my affiliation, given the ongoing pandemic. This tournament will also be hosted online given the state of the world unless things change in the next few months. I will, however, be restricting the...
by meebles127
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Tri-State Area Date Claims 2020-2021
Replies: 16
Views: 2674

Re: Tri-State Area Date Claims 2020-2021

Well, expect a lot of Sunday tournaments, then... The ACT and SAT are not going to schedule around quizbowl. Why should quizbowl, which already has to worry about making sure it spaces out events enough to not conflict with an existing quizbowl tournament, have to worry about the ACT or SAT unless ...
by meebles127
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 11437

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

A word on discord video: If you right-click on others' faces in the gallery, you are able to select "mute video" (or something very similar) which will make their video feed unviewable to your screen. This could be used by those with slower connections to hopefully make things easier for t...
by meebles127
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: On HS Teams Without Coaches
Replies: 68
Views: 8003

Re: On HS Teams Without Coaches

Ben Dillon wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:06 pm
Ozymandias314 wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:56 pm For what it's worth Basil's team also has an official adult coach.
I guess it's worth asking: Has anyone ever filed a complaint with that person?
It's also worth noting that the official coach was not involved at most tournaments they attended.
by meebles127
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity
Replies: 16
Views: 4341

Re: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity

I have decided to try to run this event in-person, at 2021 Nationals Events, if they happen. Which specific events are to be determined later in the year/what we know about if they are happening. If they do not happen due to the pandemic this event will either be run online or at summer side event w...
by meebles127
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 5737

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

This is a list of suggestions from the Discord server about what we can do going forward. These are copy/pasted straight from the chat with some additional context added where necessary. I'll be making another post in the near future about my own thoughts on the issue, but here is a list of ideas th...
by meebles127
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity
Replies: 16
Views: 4341

Re: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity

If you would like your thoughts taken into consideration with regard to this project moving forward, please respond to the survey by 2359 TONIGHT. I will be making a decision On the 11th or 12th.
by meebles127
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity
Replies: 16
Views: 4341

Re: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity

Sorry, it took more than a week to respond to the reply above this post. Life has been hectic and quizbowl has not been at the top of my priority list. Due to COVID-19, Vanity Insanity was not able to happen as originally planned. I have been hesitant to allow an online mirror to occur but I will co...
by meebles127
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 11437

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

I just can't wait for there to be a Discord Video tournament, as I believe there is to be soon. For 2 months or so I've heard idle speculation about Discord video and how it'll perform well for tournaments, and yet no one seems to have thought to run a proper tournament using it. Will be very inter...
by meebles127
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity
Replies: 16
Views: 4341

Re: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity

As of right now, I am pushing back the submission deadline to July 17th. Considering the global health situation I am still trying to decide what to do with the tournament which I will do within a week. Please stay tuned.
by meebles127
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro Date Claim for 2020-2021
Replies: 34
Views: 5036

Re: Tentative Date Claim for 2020-2021

Scone wrote: Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:05 pm It appears that November 20th is already reserved for the TJIAT.
TJ and CS have traditionally run tournaments on the same day, and considering that TJ is over 4 hours away from CS this has not been an issue historically, so there's no need to worry about this, Samir.
by meebles127
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 81
Views: 13215

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

Vaughan et. al's "Untitled East Asia" packet is now on the archives under the "2020 Internet Charity Tournament" entry.
by meebles127
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro Date Claim for 2020-2021
Replies: 34
Views: 5036

Re: Tentative Date Claim for 2020-2021

Important Bird Area wrote: Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:31 pm I archived the 2019-20 date claim and made this one sticky.

I don't think forum admins have the power to adjust the order of posts within a thread (but would welcome a correction from the other forum staff if we do!)
Forums staff were able to adjust things last year.
by meebles127
Sat May 30, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 81
Views: 13215

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

All readings of Vaughan's et. al's "Untitled East Asia" packet have been completed and the packet will be uploaded to the "2020 Internet Charity Tournament" entry on the archives shortly. And again, thanks to all who donated and had fun at this event. Stay safe, y'all. edited for...
by meebles127
Wed May 27, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 11437

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

The Main room in each zoom call needs to have one person active there at all times to troubleshoot people who cut out during games, replace moderators who cut out, etc. This increases staffing demand, but for a tournament like ACF fall there would be excess club members around anyways. Nothing ment...
by meebles127
Wed May 13, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SUN HS Only Closed Discord Mirror [May 3]
Replies: 6
Views: 2480

Re: SUN HS Only Closed Discord Mirror [May 3]

Stats are up, but there is some error with a round not being reported that I don't fully understand.

Once my semester is over, I will figure out, and fix this. I apologize for any inconvenience, but this is not my highest priority right now.

If you find any other stats errors do let me know.
by meebles127
Fri May 08, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)
Replies: 49
Views: 6151

Re: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)

You know, I'm curious. If this were to happen I'd love to see some type of score bug implemented for the hypothetical live stream to give it a better look. I volunteer to at least help figure out how to get a score bug to work, and perhaps other logistical aspects, contingent on the date.
by meebles127
Sun May 03, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SUN HS Only Closed Discord Mirror [May 3]
Replies: 6
Views: 2480

Re: SUN HS Only Closed Discord Mirror [May 3]

This tournament happened today without a hitch. Georgetown Day School A won the tournament without the need for a final. Stats will be posted either Monday or Tuesday. If you would like to discuss the set, please make a request to join the private discussion forum. I'd like to give a special thank y...
by meebles127
Sun May 03, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 11437

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

So I've been doing a lot of testing and playing around with Discord Video chatting and it seems that large video chats in Discord servers actually work quite well. Once I get my school work and other obligations are under control I am planning to test this with some scrimmages and write up a report ...