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by davinci
Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hey Guys and Gals, Let Us Discuss Account Security!
Replies: 11
Views: 3033

If you want to get banned, just do what I did like 3 years ago! Post pictures of people getting burned alive!
P.S. Chris Ray sucks at life.
by davinci
Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132847

I'm a little puzzled by the responses on here. Of course there is going to be *some* repeats when it comes to tossup answers. The ICT and HSNCT packet sets have something like 500 tossups each. The tossups are not exactly the same. They share *some* common clues, but it's not something to be outrag...
by davinci
Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU-The field in Chicago
Replies: 144
Views: 60349

Yes, and I agree with all that. I'm not saying that quiz bowl should be dumbed down to the point of meaningless riddles. Quiz players should be constantly striving to learn more, to deepen their knowledge. However, as our minds become increasingly complex, we often miss the simple solution to probl...
by davinci
Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: the most annoying thing about quizbowl
Replies: 22
Views: 11421

insaneindian wrote:
Bruce wrote: I still say that we need to rename the "Bonus Conversion" statistic to "Bonage."
Excellent. That has got to be one of the funnier things mentioned on this forum. Cool
It was amusing. But, no.
by davinci
Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: the most annoying thing about quizbowl
Replies: 22
Views: 11421

Its actually neuter not neutral.
by davinci
Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU NAC in DC
Replies: 62
Views: 32905

With all due respect, saying your a regional winner in some areas is just like being the guy in the leper colony with all his limbs.
by davinci
Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132847

Excuse my team for having some common sense when it comes to encountering a "rule" they have never heard of or witnessed. Seeing how it was the fourth or fifth round I wonder how you judged such math questions in the previous rounds. We definitely called a timeout, so there was no "illegal conferrin...
by davinci
Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132847

Well it was a math computation question, and so our math person buzzes in and takes a breath to compose himself, seeing as he is a freshmen who we moved up after our #3 player had to take the SAT's and this was his first full NAQT tournament ever. He then says the correct answer, 3.4, and it was a f...
by davinci
Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132847

For the discussion about moderators.... I thought the moderators were very clear at the NSNCT, they were all very fast, but they were clear and enunciated well. We had one incident with a moderator who was mistaken with a rule and when proven wrong made up another reason for denying the answer and r...
by davinci
Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU NAC in DC
Replies: 62
Views: 32905

Matt, while audio questions about blenders obviously have no place in your QB aesthetic, could it possibly be that Chip is trying to find the teams that have life experience beyond memorizing lists and attending QB practice? 98% of the tournament is questions on "core knowledge" (non-blenders), so ...
by davinci
Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132847

One thing that I noticed is that quite few questions from the HSNCT were almost blatant repeats of questions from the ICT (which were also podcasts). The question on Lolita and even one in the finals on Great Dismal Swamp had essentially the exact same clues. A few of the bonuses seemed to be compie...
by davinci
Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132847

nurgles_herald wrote:Chris Ray (#2) led the pack, but left Chris Higgins (#127), Jeffrey Siegel (#224) and Keith Jameison (#382) in the dust.
A better measure of the team is the number of powers Chris Ray's teammates got, I know that Higgins got 17 and Jeffrey got 7, which are extremely good for a supporting cast.
by davinci
Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132847

Yes, the distribution seemed to very little history of any kind and a lot of trashy-style questions. I mean, they were well written and all, and aren't necessarily real trash, but having answers be things like "NOUN," "NOUN," and "NOUN"?? makes it seem like they thought of a NOUN and then decided to...
by davinci
Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132847

The one thing I didn't like about the playoff formatting was how in the double elimination rounds they used the preliminary seeds in order to rank the pools of temas by record. Every other double elimination playoff bracketting I've ever done (KIPR Botball Challenge), makes the paths set so you know...
by davinci
Sat May 27, 2006 2:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online practice
Replies: 9
Views: 4890

well they usually cut paste one line of the question into the chat room and you type "buzz" (or "che" in the case of J.O. from SC) so its fairly realistic and its good practice
by davinci
Thu May 04, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 321866

Wrong Answer: Champagne

Right Answer: Rayon