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by theMoMA
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Chris Ray vs. Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering | 2006
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Chris Ray vs. Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering | 2006

I did watch the video back in the day, and I seem to recall that it had audio all the way through.
by theMoMA
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Paired Tossups and Bonuses
Replies: 48
Views: 9837

Re: Paired Tossups and Bonuses

Bouncebacks add a significant amount of time to gameplay and potentially a significant amount of additional time when readers boot them and it ends up mattering. I've noticed a few attempts in this thread and elsewhere to claim that bouncebacks are friendly to new teams because they avoid situations...
by theMoMA
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Laws and Treaties: A Vanity Packet
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Laws and Treaties: A Vanity Packet

Could you post the packet somewhere? I'd be interested to read it. Thanks!
by theMoMA
Mon May 25, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Let's Remember Some Guys III: Let's Remember Yet More Guys
Replies: 12
Views: 2322

Re: Let's Remember Some Guys III: Let's Remember Yet More Guys

One hour into Memorial Day, I am pleased to report that we collectively remembered 128 of the 169 guys tossed up at Guys III. Naveed usurped Tejas's throne to reign supreme as guy rememberer. The standings by PPG (points per guy) are: Naveed Chowdhury: 1.26 Tejas Raje: 1.11 Ryan Rosenberg: 0.76 Andr...
by theMoMA
Sun May 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Let's Remember Some Guys III: Let's Remember Yet More Guys
Replies: 12
Views: 2322

Re: Let's Remember Some Guys III: Let's Remember Yet More Guys

The remembrance is nearly upon us. If you are planning to write a packet but cannot join us to read it, or would prefer someone else read in your stead, please send me an email before the Zoom call begins; there's a gracious offer to read if anyone needs or wants it. I will email everyone who filled...
by theMoMA
Sun May 17, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Let's Remember Some Guys III: Let's Remember Yet More Guys
Replies: 12
Views: 2322

Re: Let's Remember Some Guys III: Let's Remember Yet More Guys

We've got at least 9 people who are going to be remembering guys a week from today (at 9:30pm central). So far, everyone says they're writing a packet, so we should have around 120 tossups to play, if not a few more from later sign-ups. Speaking of which, if you're interested in remembering guys but...
by theMoMA
Thu May 07, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (postponed)
Replies: 15
Views: 4940

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (postponed)

With CO now officially postponed until summer 2021, CO Trash will plan to make its triumphant return on the Sunday after the tournament takes place.
by theMoMA
Wed May 06, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Let's Remember Some Guys III: Let's Remember Yet More Guys
Replies: 12
Views: 2322

Re: Let's Remember Some Guys III: Let's Remember Yet More Guys

It has come to my attention that May 23 is the beginning of Eid, and that May 24 would be better. Thus, I am changing the tentative date to 9:30pm on Sunday, May 24 (the day before Memorial Day, fittingly enough). If you've already answered that May 23 is good for you, but May 24 is now not good, pl...
by theMoMA
Wed May 06, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Let's Remember Some Guys III: Let's Remember Yet More Guys
Replies: 12
Views: 2322

Re: Let's Remember Some Guys III: Let's Remember Yet More Guys

In honor of the canceled HSNCT weekend, I'd like to propose a "remembering guys" online event to take place via Zoom on Saturday, May 23, at around 9:30pm central. There will be no cost, and writing a packet is not required to participate, but come on, what else do you have to do? Anyone found to be...
by theMoMA
Mon May 04, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (postponed)
Replies: 15
Views: 4940

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (postponed)

I suspect you will have the better field and tournament if you just waited until 2021 summer, but obviously not my decision. Yeah, my sense is that summer 2021 is most likely, although if CO ends up happening during the school year, we will probably poll possible attendees to see what a field would...
by theMoMA
Mon May 04, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (postponed)
Replies: 15
Views: 4940

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (July 19, 2020)

As other events look toward potential postponement until the summer because of the pandemic, we'll be monitoring the situation and may have to announce a rescheduling of CO Trash. I hope we'll be able to maintain our claim on CO Sunday in the event that CO has to be rescheduled to accommodate other...
by theMoMA
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33085

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

This is a premise that I’m not willing to accept solely because you think this way. I believe you that more people than we’d like to think have been tempted to quickly look up a clue during a one-off packet reading, or whatever, and that the means and opportunity are certainly there. But this seems...
by theMoMA
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33085

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

I take exception to this bit: He is now admittedly the kind of person who would succumb to the temptation of looking up a handful of things online during an online tournament, but quite frankly, I thought he was that kind of person before this, not because he's particularly dastardly, but because I...
by theMoMA
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33085

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

It's simply the case that, at an online tournament, there is really nothing stopping people from cheating in a modest way, and because of that, I assume that many people in this community, if they were being honest with themselves, would have to admit that they did something at an online event or pa...
by theMoMA
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33085

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

I appreciate the data that various people have brought to bear in this thread since I first posted. My earlier inquiry seems to suggest two further avenues for contextualizing TO performances. The first is whether the TO performances in question are of a similar magnitude, in comparison to earlier p...
by theMoMA
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33085

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

I find it slightly concerning that the "ridiculous" and "anomalous" performances on the high side of your residual plot are roughly the same magnitude as the outliers on the low side. Obviously no one is suggesting that we simply turn the chart upside down and accuse the people on the other side of ...
by theMoMA
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Let's Remember Some Guys III: Let's Remember Yet More Guys
Replies: 12
Views: 2322

Re: Let's Remember Some Guys III: Let's Remember Yet More Guys

I'll keep everyone interested in remembering guys updated on what we're planning to do. My preference is not to schedule the event online unless and until we know for sure that HSNCT will not be rescheduled for a later date. (The email canceling HSNCT says that NAQT would like to reschedule the even...
by theMoMA
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13627

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

As we careen toward a fourth page of this riveting discussion, and yet more sports analogies are thrown into the mix, I would like to throw out a few words of caution when drawing such comparisons. I think some sports invocations are meant to bolster a case for tightened quizbowl eligibility, becaus...
by theMoMA
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Pandemic and community
Replies: 2
Views: 1461

Pandemic and community

I don't think any of us know exactly how the pandemic will shake out, what we may need, or what we may be called upon to do for others. People are going to need friends to talk with to break the monotony and isolation that result from social distancing. Some people might need help working on project...
by theMoMA
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Pre-announcement: unnamed early 2021 open
Replies: 3
Views: 2152

Re: Pre-announcement: unnamed early 2021 open

In light of the cascade effect of postponements due to the pandemic, I've decided to postpone this tournament to make way for rescheduling or other events that may take place in spring 2021. It's also going to be easier for me to write on a more relaxed schedule. Fall 2021 or spring 2022 seem most l...
by theMoMA
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (postponed)
Replies: 15
Views: 4940

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (July 19, 2020)

Cheynem wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:39 pm
In the light of recent events, has your policy on Randy Wittman changed?
While the CO Trash team remains steadfastly opposed to Mr. Wittman's words and deeds in his professional capacity, we wish him and his family health and safety in these trying times.
by theMoMA
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (postponed)
Replies: 15
Views: 4940

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (July 19, 2020)

As other events look toward potential postponement until the summer because of the pandemic, we'll be monitoring the situation and may have to announce a rescheduling of CO Trash. I hope we'll be able to maintain our claim on CO Sunday in the event that CO has to be rescheduled to accommodate other ...
by theMoMA
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your nationals stories—no title teams allowed
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

Re: Your nationals stories—no title teams allowed

For me, there are few stretches of relatively low-stakes games that stand out more than my run through the prelims of ACF Nationals 2013, when I was playing solo. I made the decision to play very late in the registration process and came into the tournament with basically no goals (other than avoidi...
by theMoMA
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (postponed)
Replies: 15
Views: 4940

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (July 19, 2020)

BurteL wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:40 pm
Forgive me, how do we formally register?
Please fill out the google form listed in the "registration" section of the initial post. Thanks!
by theMoMA
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 Carper Award winners
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

2020 Carper Award winners

ACF is pleased to announce that the 2020 Carper Award winners are Alex Damisch and Mike Sorice! The ACF membership recognizes Alex for her irreplaceable contributions both within ACF and in the broader quizbowl world. Alex is remarkable because she doesn't just have great ideas; she takes those idea...
by theMoMA
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Even GHOTIer (GHOTI II 2020 Announcement)
Replies: 14
Views: 2286

Re: Even GHOTIer (GHOTI II 2020 Announcement)

There already are two full length tournaments at CO, but I suppose you can try to do it after Trash? You're welcome to try hosting the tournament after CO Trash on Sunday, but you'll have to work with the people at Northwestern and the holders of buzzers to make sure that you'll have enough room an...
by theMoMA
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (postponed)
Replies: 15
Views: 4940

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (July 19, 2020)

When the staffer recruitment form asks if you're "comfortable" reading or staffing a room by yourself does that just mean "Are you familiar and proficient enough with quizbowl to do this" or is a target time limit per round implied, and if so what would you want? Basically, do you think you could r...
by theMoMA
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (postponed)
Replies: 15
Views: 4940

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (July 19, 2020)

I've opened registration for CO Trash 2020. (Note that posting in the team formation spreadsheet does NOT register you for the event!) As in previous years, there is priority registration until May 15 for teams with at least one player who will play, edit, or staff CO proper. Staff recruitment is al...
by theMoMA
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Let's Remember Some Guys III: Let's Remember Yet More Guys
Replies: 12
Views: 2322

Let's Remember Some Guys III: Let's Remember Yet More Guys

Let's remember some more guys. What is a "guy"? Each tossup will be on a single athlete. The key is that the athletes must be in the vein of Deadspin's "guys": somewhat memorable, but not particularly dominant or otherwise notable. The main criterion is whether, after hearing the tossup, the players...
by theMoMA
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Modest Proposal Regarding D2 ICT Qualification
Replies: 15
Views: 4839

Re: A Modest Proposal Regarding D2 ICT Qualification

PPB also correlates much more poorly to ICT performance than D value does. There's nothing hypothetical about that. A broader point: "why not just use PPB" is a strange argument that brings to bear no data. I don't think anyone is opposed to improving the qualification system, either for Nationals o...
by theMoMA
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Should quizbowl reform the three-part bonus?
Replies: 18
Views: 2758

Re: Should quizbowl reform the three-part bonus?

I agree with David about bouncebacks; they are tricky and take a long time, and I wouldn't like to see them as the norm. There was a college open with bouncebacks after NSC several years ago, and I didn't think the bouncebacks added very much competitive intrigue. I also think bouncebacks muddle the...
by theMoMA
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall
Replies: 29
Views: 4594

Re: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall

I think Jonathan has outlined three very good reasons why packet submission should continue to be a feature of ACF tournaments. To me, it's a core part of ACF's identity that a big chunk of the questions come from the players. This keeps the connection between ACF and emerging writers on the circuit...
by theMoMA
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Minnesota (11/02/2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

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

I always enjoy seeing NMU teams at Minnesota--we really appreciate you making the drive! It's also been great to see the Macalester and Grinnell field impressive teams recently.
by theMoMA
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Pre-announcement: unnamed early 2021 open
Replies: 3
Views: 2152

Re: Pre-announcement: unnamed early 2021 open

vinteuil wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:26 pm
This is very exciting! Who else is on the writing team?
I'm going to try to write the entire tournament, although I may bring on additional writers, depending on the progress I've made by this spring.
by theMoMA
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Pre-announcement: unnamed early 2021 open
Replies: 3
Views: 2152

Pre-announcement: unnamed early 2021 open

Hi, This is a pre-announcement for a still-untitled open tournament to be held sometime around MLK Day 2021. (I'll work with people scheduling events around that time to find the appropriate weekend or range of weekends.) The tournament will be an attempt at a novel difficulty level for in-season op...
by theMoMA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 7728

Re: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion

ACF's editing model would be hard to maintain without submissions. For Fall in particular, which tries to give newer editors a chance to work on a meaningful event, I think it would be difficult to avoid submissions altogether, simply because asking unproven editors to write an entire tournament wor...
by theMoMA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing QuizDroid PacketBuilder (qems csv --> packetized LaTeX pdfs)
Replies: 9
Views: 6148

Re: Introducing QuizDroid PacketBuilder (qems csv --> packetized LaTeX pdfs)

That sounds great, Harris. It would be excellent to cut down QEMS packetizing from a several-hour task to a several-minute one, especially if no special knowledge is required. Thanks to both of you for your work on this project!
by theMoMA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing QuizDroid PacketBuilder (qems csv --> packetized LaTeX pdfs)
Replies: 9
Views: 6148

Re: Introducing QuizDroid PacketBuilder (qems csv --> packetized LaTeX pdfs)

This is a welcome development, but I think it would be extremely helpful to have a program that outputs this to Word, which is a document format that most people are more familiar with and allows for quick editing in Word or Google docs. Also, I'm not sure whether the final output is in columns, as ...
by theMoMA
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: "Best of the best" nominations
Replies: 0
Views: 102836

"Best of the best" nominations

Hi everyone, As a part of ongoing board maintenance, we've put some new threads into the "best of the best" subforum, which you should check out when you get the chance. We'd love to get your input on more good threads that we can put in this subforum as well. If you have a good thread in mind, plea...
by theMoMA
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards
Replies: 23
Views: 10756

Re: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards

The vote totals link appears to be broken.
by theMoMA
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Rules and global announcements
Topic: Requesting private forum creation
Replies: 4
Views: 19272

Re: Requesting private forum creation

Board staff would like to apologize for the issues with private forum creation over the last competition year. We've gone through and updated the email address to add several admins, and talked about this on the staff subforum, and we'll do our best to ensure that your private forums get created pro...
by theMoMA
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Vulching
Replies: 14
Views: 12306

Re: Vulching

I do think that this whole discussion is helpful in the context of newer players and teams, simply because it's very disheartening when your team fails to convert something that one of you knew at the end, and it's very frustrating when you or a teammate vulches incorrectly and zeroes you out that w...
by theMoMA
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: 2019 Trash Player Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 7542

Re: 2019 Trash Player Poll

It looks like the regions you listed are not defined and arguably overlapping. It also seems like at least some of these polls got very few responses (i.e. I can't imagine there were multiple votes for "Ben," no surname, in the Northeast). I'm not sure it makes sense even to release these results if...
by theMoMA
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)
Replies: 24
Views: 11670

Re: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)

I sent the set to Harris in case anyone wants to play at NSC. I'm glad people like the event and definitely plan to keep organizing it in the future.
by theMoMA
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)
Replies: 24
Views: 11670

Re: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)

I now have all the packets, if anyone wants to read this at NSC. (Or if anyone else wants the packets, just let me know.)
by theMoMA
Thu May 30, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)
Replies: 24
Views: 11670

Re: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)

Monstruos de Bolsillo wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 2:22 pm
Can this happen at NSC?
Sure, let me know who should get the packets. (I'm still waiting for a couple to be sent.)
by theMoMA
Tue May 28, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)
Replies: 24
Views: 11670

Re: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)

Hey everyone, As soon as I get all the packets together, I'm going to send them out so the set can be played at Purdue's trash event this summer. (Anyone else who wants to host a mirror or informal reading this summer is welcome to do so free of charge.) I'm not going to create a discussion forum fo...
by theMoMA
Mon May 27, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)
Replies: 24
Views: 11670

Re: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)

Just 1-2 short days ago, we convened in a small conference room and heard 180 questions on guys. Most of the guys were remembered. It is fitting that on this day, Memorial Day, we continue to remember. We should all be proud . Scoring by PPG (points per guy): 1.76: Tejas 1.55: Naveed 1.08: Andrew 0....