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by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community
Replies: 51
Views: 18363

Re: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community

At the start of any tournament, the TD or some other high level staffer representing the host should include similar remarks, until "This tournament will not tolerate any abusive language or behavior" becomes as commonplace as "Our timing rules are five seconds for everything." This should not just...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community
Replies: 51
Views: 18363

Re: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community

AKKOLADE wrote: Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:15 am Men need to be paying attention to these voices and do what they can to make quiz bowl a welcoming place to everyone.
This sort of virtue signaling is unnecessary. What can you do to ensure that you and other men are making quizbowl a more "welcoming place"?
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community
Replies: 51
Views: 18363

Re: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community

And I do mean men, because this is my second point: all of the work of making this community become a less toxic place to women should not have to come from women. This is the umpteenth thread like this that has been posted, usually in response to some egregiously vile thing that some guy in quizbo...
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu May 07, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals Cancellation Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 1560

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern

Is it not feasible to attempt to reschedule this in a state that is following less strict guidelines, i.e. Florida or Georgia? I keep rereading this line and it's starting to make sparks and smoke come out of my brain. You are asking other teams and staffers to put themselves and others at risk for...
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu May 07, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals Cancellation Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 1560

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern

Will, I'm not an ACF member but I'd hazard the "reasons behind the cancellation" would be "a frakking global pandemic that will nearly certainly get worse as states relax restrictions without real medical progress being made." I am definitely deeply disappointed that all our tournaments are cancell...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Nationals Alternatives?
Replies: 10
Views: 2626

Re: Nationals Alternatives?

Cheynem wrote: Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:19 pm If people want quizbowl, I suggest like organizing a few scrimmage tournaments on guerrilla packets or by paying homeward bound wage slaves (like myself) to write them. You could do like an invitational online where 5-7 good teams play each other in a round robin.
This.
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 4352

Re: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion

Chiming in to say that the 2-second limit to say one's answer after buzzing in is also frustrating and inopportune for those of us who have speech delays.
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon May 20, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 25247

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

T-shirts for the 2019 National Scholastic Championship are now available in Women's and Men's styles! Small through XL shirts are $16; 2XL and 3XL are $17. Fill out this this form to order your shirt. The deadline to place an advance order is Monday, May 27th . All shirts will be paid for and picked...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon May 06, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 11937

Re: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media

cftsoc3 wrote: Sun May 05, 2019 10:50 pm But yeah it's pretty cool to see NAQT actually making some amount of effort? to pay attention to this stuff
Absolutely it is. Joyce Sun has actually put NAQT on the social media map.
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 21830

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

One idea we had was combining religion and myth into a single 1/1 I like this idea. I'd use the resulting extra question to have 1/1 "mathematical sciences" including pure math, math applications, statistics, and CS, and 1/1 "other science" including Earth science, astronomy, engineering, and inter...
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 25247

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

2019 PACE NSC Venue Information Location: As stated above, the 2019 PACE NSC will be held at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, VA. Address: 1800 Presidents Street, Reston, Virginia, United States, 20190 Phone Number: 703 709 1234. When calling the hotel with questions or to reserve rooms, please ...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RULFO at PACE NSC
Replies: 26
Views: 7905

Re: RULFO at PACE NSC

Have you run this by anyone at PACE?
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed May 30, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 73759

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

NAQT has an open investigation into all aspects of the situation, including the alleged sexual assault at Boston University and the series of blog posts. This is not just an informal "we're looking into it" probe, but a result of NAQT's formal grievance process having been triggered. This process, ...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed May 30, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 73759

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Is there any internal difference between termination of membership and resignation within NAQT? I know that there some sort of profit-sharing given to NAQT members at the end of each year's cycle. Would resignation divest a member? Or does it work like stock in that a resigned member could still pro...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed May 16, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 18147

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

My reading of Tamara's point is that all of us in quizbowl can get caught up in the details of the game (competition, PPG, ranking, tournament wins etc...) to the point where we prioritize that over the creation of a free, open, and comfortable community in which people can exist as themselves. (*) ...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue May 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 18147

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

Bunnie and I just had a very productive conversation and found out we're on the same page in many important ways, I wasn't making anything up when I say that I'm thankful for her willingness to call out flaws because I think this process deserves heavy scrutiny and nobody should trust themselves to...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon May 14, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 18147

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

Speaking just for myself here, let it crumble. Our validity and humanity is worth more than quizbowl.
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Public discourse, on the forums and elsewhere
Replies: 17
Views: 7597

Re: Public discourse, on the forums and elsewhere

I whole-heartedly encourage everyone to embrace my (former) Minnesotans' advice in this thread. I don't post much anymore because of much of this (including to avoid the temptation to engage myself, as I have in the past), so I feel we should all really sit with this advice and think about how we ca...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 41715

Re: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)

Also does anyone have some advice on where/how close to campus teams should stay? Anywhere off the Red Line is good. The Courtyard South Boston has pretty cheap rates and is a short walk to the T, which would take you to campus in less than 30 minutes. The cheapest and closest options in Cambridge ...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List of HSNCT (2018) side events
Replies: 15
Views: 8485

Re: List of HSNCT (2018) side events

Cheynem wrote:I mean, the last two years there's been a summer open that's just been all side events.

(I like those because I win a lot)
I like them, even if I do not win a lot.
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 14488

Re: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum

While Athena is right to point out that putting the work on women isn't necessarily fair, I am willing to do some work as both a woman and a board staffer here. In such a forum or the existing one, I would like to propose something like "Dear Prudence," which I would run, possibly along with anothe...
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 38058

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

Based on my observations of human social behavior and gender relations, women are more likely to be disinclined to sticking around a space full of smelly, unkempt men than men are. Speculating as to what those reasons are is beyond my scope. Dude, we are calling you sexist because you are making es...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CMST at Michigan (NOT HAPPENING, see thread)
Replies: 10
Views: 8700

Re: CMST and side event weekend at Michigan (17-18 March)

Miscellaneous Many of you had a negative experience at our EFT mirror due to our failure to provide enough competent staff, so we would like to make it clear that we will not consider playing house teams until we know we have two staffers for each room, including at least one competent moderator pe...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45687

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I think Fred's point would be something like "the system is flawed, but that means you should reform the system, not get mad at the people using the system now." Right, so Fred's response to John would be along the lines of "the claim you make about the moral culpability of actors in bad systems is...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45687

Re: 2017 ICT bids

Would it be worth considering moving the ICT out of being held at a hotel then? It seems that it would be more cost-economical for NAQT, because they'd have to pay less for facilities and could potentially accommodate more teams, which seems to be something that most people are in favor of. Also ju...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45687

Re: 2017 ICT bids

Hotel Sales & Catering Manager here. While I cannot speak to the specifics of NAQT's budgetary constraints nor the specifics of their contracts, I can tell you that NAQT is not exaggerating the increased costs of a larger ICT. Hotels strive to capture business that optimizes revenue capture from hot...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 53554

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

I've been incubating a Festivus packet. The distribution is roughly: 25% Game of Thrones mashups 25% hard answers from easy video games (i.e. more questions like the ones in my Nintendo packet from a couple years ago) 25% wint's Twitter (@dril) 25% Seinfeld and other miscellanies So hopefully somet...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 26069

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

I'm going to Minnesota for a two-year MS in Statistics. I'd love to continue staffing, especially (but maybe not exclusively?) at collegiate tournaments. The only situation in which I can see myself playing is if there's a spot on a DI NAQT team that would otherwise go unfilled--I'm done with learn...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Lunch in college: Not after round 5, anything but that!
Replies: 9
Views: 4420

Re: Lunch in college: Not after round 5, anything but that!

Breaks should be scheduled to maximize tournament efficiency. Bring snacks, yo.
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 53554

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

RexSueciae wrote:I will probably have finished at some point a packet on "fictional characters in popular music."
I am ready for this
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 26069

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

Mike Bentley wrote:I don't suppose anyone knows of anyone heading to the Pacific Northwest...
I suppose I should actually announce that I'm working in Seattle for the near future. I'll be around and *may* want to take a class or two.
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016
Replies: 104
Views: 53819

Re: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016

Cody wrote:Final rankings! Michigan A is your 2016 ACF Nationals champion, having beat Chicago A in the first game of an advantaged final.

Wahoo, congratulations Michigan!
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 59568

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

Any lost and found items have been handed off to the hotel. Please contact them at 703-709-1234 if you are looking for anything. Thanks.
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Up Late with Eric Xu cover art
Replies: 24
Views: 5401

Re: Up Late with Eric Xu cover art

If you're feeling student theatery.... (and want to be overly dramatic about how long your podcast is)

Image
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Up Late with Eric Xu cover art
Replies: 24
Views: 5401

Re: Up Late with Eric Xu cover art

For a classier look:

Image
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition
Replies: 74
Views: 31891

Re: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition

I'd be willing to churn out a sub-20 number of musical theater/musical film questions and/or pun questions, all with ridiculous answer lines, if interest exists. (hi john lawrence) Hi, there! I will write some amount of James Bond tossups. And hello to you too! If I find time, I'll write an all car...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Tournaments/Being Competitive
Replies: 18
Views: 11603

Re: Tournaments/Being Competitive

Oh, I'm so glad that you talked to one of your "feminist classmates" about "your biggest regret" and the best you have to offer is "good luck". As a woman in QB, do you have any thoughts or suggestions that can help to either advance the conversation or make women feel comfortable and safe in QB ? ...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Tournaments/Being Competitive
Replies: 18
Views: 11603

Re: Tournaments/Being Competitive

My impression has been that if it's even slightly uncomfortable, that is enough to drive away the vast majority of women unless they have some other reason to stay. At my undergrad club some women quit because they found the guys' harsh/demeaning trash talk (to each other, not directed at the women...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Richard Montgomery's HERMES available for mirrors!
Replies: 22
Views: 17843

Re: Richard Montgomery's HERMES available for mirrors!

I'd highly recommend reducing the amount of social science if you plan on writing a set that is accessible to more than the top five teams in the country. Writing social science at a high school level is incredibly difficult, and you should take into account the possible reduction in question and s...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Richard Montgomery's HERMES available for mirrors!
Replies: 22
Views: 17843

Re: Richard Montgomery's HERMES available for mirrors!

I'd highly recommend reducing the amount of social science if you plan on writing a set that is accessible to more than the top five teams in the country. Writing social science at a high school level is incredibly difficult, and you should take into account the possible reduction in question and se...
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History 2015
Replies: 139
Views: 67933

Re: CO History 2015

Ukonvasara wrote:In the abstract I'm fine with bonuses because they're amusing to play, but I think the overriding concern is trying to fit more events into Sunday, so I'd prefer it lack them.
Also, the lack of bonuses means more wacky tossups, which I am all for.
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO BBQ Dialogue Liveblog
Replies: 3
Views: 2192

Re: CO BBQ Dialogue Liveblog

Max Schindler - comedy gold.
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Triacontakaipentagon 2.5: August 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 15616

Re: Triacontakaipentagon 2.5: August 2014

Cheynem wrote:I might like to write a packet of this if anyone's interested in collaborating.
I would be.
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Preparing for NAC format
Replies: 8
Views: 4519

Re: Preparing for NAC format

tofutoaster wrote:I am well aware of the NAC' s poor quality and non-pyramidal tossups. However, I plan on attending NAC next year to win the prize money. Does anyone have tips on how to adjust from regular tossups to the ones QU provides?
No,
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon May 26, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror
Replies: 135
Views: 54588

Re: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror

Stats will be posted as soon as I have all the files in my possession. Thanks to everybody who helped staff this event. I have heard from multiple sources that Blake, Bruce Arthur's non-quizbowl playing friend, was threatened during the first round by a member of Matt Weiner's team after that playe...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon May 26, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror
Replies: 135
Views: 54588

Re: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror

Some teams are still planning on continuing this in the morning. If you want to keep playing, show up in room 1232 at 10:00. NO DON'T If you guys want, we have Tall Oaks, North Point, and Hunters Woods down on the second floor of the hotel until 5pm tomorrow. That probably would work better for act...
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu May 01, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Praise Song
Replies: 35
Views: 12446

Re: Praise Song

I would like to thank Michael Arnold, a man with an enemies list the length of his arm, a scornful attitude toward high school quizbowl, and a perceptive and merciless critic of those around him. Despite (or because of) all of that, it was in large part his delightful personality and company that w...