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by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Protected Cheating Subforum
Replies: 1
Views: 901

Re: Protected Cheating Subforum

This now exists as a subforum of Collegiate Discussion. For now, like most of the forums, posts only require approval if they're one of a user's first 7 posts. If things get out of hand, we may need to adjust that, but I trust y'all to conduct yourselves accordingly during these often stressful and ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Affinity Group Directory
Replies: 1
Views: 1376

Re: Affinity Group Directory

This post reserved for listings: LGBT Discord Server (people with identities in the LGBT+ umbrella only, please) - contact Frances Clark-Murray, James Malouf, Matt Mitchell, or Conor Thompson (CPiGuy on here, CPiGuy#0248 on Discord) for an invite LGBT Facebook Group (people with identities in the LG...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Affinity Group Directory
Replies: 1
Views: 1376

Affinity Group Directory

In a recent conversation about helping to improve inclusivity in quizbowl, a friend mentioned to me that it may be helpful to have a directory of Affinity Groups in Quizbowl, and this forum seems like a fine home for such a thing. Many of these groups are private and/or invitation only for the safet...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 5205

General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)

Because splitting the thread would catch a few posts I don't want to move and the forums software won't move only certain posts without an existing topic for them to go to, this post exists. Moving the more general discussion posts from the THAT incident discussion thread here (posts display in chro...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 5205

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

On an unrelated note, I would like to propose for the moderators or admins to split this off into a separate thread. While we started off discussing the harassment in the THAT Discord, I feel it is necessary to let that topic stay by itself as we divert from an extremely specific recent case into a...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 5205

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

A standard code of conduct like Heather proposes is a good first step towards developing better norms of behavior in the community. Not speaking officially for PACE or ACF here, but I certainly imagine that if the community developed a code of conduct PACE and ACF would integrate it into their rule...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Miscellaneous Distribution and Community
Replies: 19
Views: 3104

Re: Miscellaneous Distribution and Community

Blackboard Monitor Vimes wrote: Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:18 pm I'm about to split the discussion of if we should have trash questions in college packets into a new thread in Collegiate Discussion. If you're engaging in that conversation, please give me a moment.
Split thread is here.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Miscellaneous Distribution and Community
Replies: 19
Views: 3104

Re: Miscellaneous Distribution and Community

I'm about to split the discussion of if we should have trash questions in college packets into a new thread in Collegiate Discussion. If you're engaging in that conversation, please give me a moment.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat May 30, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Paired Tossups and Bonuses
Replies: 48
Views: 10390

Re: Paired Tossups and Bonuses

I've attempted to split discussion of bouncebacks and other more general "why we should or should not have bonuses at all" posts into this thread; apologies if I missed any.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu May 14, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: The Carolina Cup (MVS RAMS 2)
Replies: 8
Views: 2143

Re: The Carolina Cup (MVS RAMS 2)

dlehrapsnack wrote: Thu May 14, 2020 9:57 pm Can the mods move this to the Middle School section?
I got you! I hope your event goes well!
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu May 07, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 David Riley Quizbowl Conference: Available Online
Replies: 3
Views: 2451

Re: 2020 David Riley Quizbowl Conference

Our panelists: Emily Gunter - Salem, Virginia Matt Hasquin - Southwestern High School Head Coach & IHSSBCA Chair Tora Husar - University of Minnesota Chris Johnson - Itawamba AHS Quiz Bowl Coach & Mississippi State Championship Director Ashish Kumbhardare - West Chester, Pennsylvania Arjun Nageswara...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed May 06, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 David Riley Quizbowl Conference: Available Online
Replies: 3
Views: 2451

2020 David Riley Quizbowl Conference: Available Online

The 2020 David Riley Quizbowl Conference will be posted for viewing online at a later date. The conference began in 2015 as the PACE Coaches Conference, and has since expanded to become a panel discussion on all facets of the quizbowl community. Topics discussed at past conferences include team and ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: 2020 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Re: 2020 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship

Interested seniors have one week remaining to apply for this year's scholarship.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coronavirus and the NSC
Replies: 0
Views: 1816

Coronavirus and the NSC

PACE is monitoring information regarding the coronavirus outbreak as it develops. As of now, we do not foresee any interruptions to the NSC, but will take appropriate precautions to ensure the safety of all participants. If the situation changes, we will publicly announce any actions we take that af...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Winter 2019 Nominations for PACE Membership
Replies: 1
Views: 1039

Re: Winter 2019 Nominations for PACE Membership

Nominations for new members are open for a few more days (ending 12/31). We welcome nominations for new members from any region, but it's worth noting that we currently have no active members from Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ontario, South Carolina, Texas, or West ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Women in Quizbowl Forum Threads
Replies: 0
Views: 3899

Women in Quizbowl Forum Threads

As part of forums summer cleaning, I've moved the threads from the now-defunct, soon-to-be-deleted Women in Quizbowl subforum to this forum, where people are welcome to engage with them further if they'd like.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:55 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

(This is not directly related to this year’s nats but I’m not sure where else to say it.) In the first post of this thread’s linked post explaining ACF Nationals qualification , an explanation of how each team’s A-value is calculated is deferred to NAQT’s explanation of the D-value calculations thr...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Welcome to the Community Discussion Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 5229

Welcome to the Community Discussion Forum

Hello, everyone! This forum is a project I have wanted to undertake for some time, and now that I’m a Friendly Neighborhood Administrator, the time is now. This forum is intended to replace the Women in Quizbowl subforum and to be a place where all of the issues affecting who we are as a community a...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 26812

Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

J. Young wrote:Can this thread be stickied and last season's be archived?
Ask and ye shall receive.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question Writing Comp. / Human vs. Computer Expo (@PACE NSC)
Replies: 13
Views: 10672

Re: Question Writing Comp. / Human vs. Computer Expo (@PACE

This event is being moved to Grand Ballroom D. It will still take place at 8 PM.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu May 31, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Keep the Faith
Replies: 4
Views: 4453

Re: Keep the Faith

This is an excellent post, and while NAQT needs to know that the community is frustrated, I hope subsequent posters will keep this thread in mind before considering the group as some kind of nefarious, profit-focused corporate animal with unanimous thoughts and feelings. Have you ever found out that...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon May 21, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New College Contact List
Replies: 41
Views: 40630

Re: New College Contact List

Hey, friends and neighbors! It's that time of year again to take a second and make sure your team's contact information is correct. Happy recruiting season!
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 8861

Re: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion

While I was generally pleased with how the tournament ran, I also do agree that the tiebreaker system was flawed - but in more ways than just one. In our prelim bracket, we finished tied with Kentucky and a staffer told us that we would be contacted to play a tiebreaker match midway through lunch. ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 41789

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

Now that I'm awake enough to type coherently, there's a lot of people I have to recognize for their work on this tournament. First, of course, the 47 teams who joined us in Boston this weekend. Thank you all so much for coming, and I hope you enjoyed yourselves. Our hosts at MIT, who were great to w...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 8861

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

An MIT club member told me that they, in fact, sent ACF floor plans of all the buildings beforehand. I want to amend my previous post. Bryce indeed was very helpful about getting us updated room information, including a map of some of the buildings and some of the floor plans, in late January, but ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 41789

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

Final Standings: 1st overall: Chicago A 2nd overall: Penn A 3rd overall: Yale 1st UG: Berkeley A 2nd UG: Oklahoma 3rd UG: Illinois 1st DII: Harvard B Safe trip home, everyone! A more complete wrap up post and stats will be posted late tonight or tomorrow after Andrew Feist and I recover from our lon...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 41789

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

This link has playoff stats through Round 18 for the top two brackets and Round 15 for the lower two brackets. More complete stats will follow after Andrew Feist gets home and is able to enter the remaining scoresheets.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 41789

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

Chicago A has won the tournament outright. The second place game will be played in 10-250 at approximately 2:45 PM.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 41789

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

gyre and gimble wrote:Will there be a final? And any chance it’s livestreamed or recorded?
This is still being determined. If it does, we're pretty sure livestreaming (at least recording) is possible. When enough Round 10s have ended, I'll post an approximate time for finals and awards.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 41789

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

Playoff stats will be updated here. We know there are a few games missing - this is due to a combination of protests and when scoresheets came in. Affected games will be entered in the morning. In the morning, we will also try to fix the display order of brackets, which should go Liderc, Minokawa, ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 41789

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

The following scoring prizes were awarded today based on prelim scores. In each case, players were treated as members of the largest eligibility group to which they belong. Great job, guys! Overall 1. Itamar - Missouri - 72.86 PPG 2. Jacob - Yale - 68.57 PPG 3. Rafael - Columbia - 62.14 PPG 4. Caleb...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 41789

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

Round 1 stats are pending the resolution of a protest, but stats will be updated here throughout the day.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 41789

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

Teams and staff have both been emailed about this, but here's some super important and unfortunately inconvenient news from our sources at MIT: Buses are replacing T service on the Red Line between Park St (downtown) and MIT on both Saturday and Sunday. Apparently these buses can be really, really s...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 41789

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

I just sent a logistics email to the team contact on each registration. If your team does not receive one shortly, let us know!
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 34473

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

Starting a team is a difficult task indeed. We do have some resources available here for new teams who manage to find us, but I think we could expand on them. Most of the help we've tried to provide our younger comrades tends to deal with trying to recruit teammates, going to tournaments, getting be...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)
Replies: 43
Views: 40253

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)

Calculus? wrote:Just wondering when hosts can expect payment for this, I have confirmed with all schools at the Toronto site that they’ve paid but I haven’t heard anything from ACF yet.
I spoke to Gautam, who says checks should be in the mail on Monday.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The looming crisis
Replies: 25
Views: 10697

Re: The looming crisis

I've been a PACE member since 2010 and have seen our nomination practices change from "people who are good high school players get in regardless of logistics or writing experience" to "hey, let's try to make sure everyone here has skills besides the ones at the buzzer." PACE has also had a problem w...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 26238

Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

I cannot announce anything because nothing is decided (and I'm not our communications person anyway), but ACF is aware that this is a serious problem and internal discussions are taking place. Many of our more active members are currently busy with Nationals, but we will have a plan in place and ann...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 14502

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

Okay kids, now it's time for the old-school Sarah as Sarah and not as board staff post. I am angry. I am angry that we have to tell adults to think before they post. I am angry that we keep looking for "what quizbowl women want" as if this is the Wife of Bath's Tale and there's one answer to that qu...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 14502

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

Hello, quizbowlers. I have a lot of opinions about this issue, both as a woman and as a board staffer. This post will concern my thoughts as a board staffer. I was on the board staff at the time the Women in Quizbowl forum was created. At the time, I agreed that it needed to be a thing. Too many dis...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)
Replies: 44
Views: 33371

Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Stats are happening here.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tricon: The 4D IMAX Experience Coming Summer 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 7899

Re: Tricon: The 4D IMAX Experience Coming Summer 2016

The Laughing Cavalier wrote:I hereby declare my intention to write for and play this delightful distribution.

My ability to write said packet unfortunately got eaten by the number of hours I wound up working this summer. Sorry, folks. :(
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT?
Replies: 22
Views: 7791

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT?

I have loved working for NAQT. Seth, R, Jeff, and the whole crew are wonderfully kind and respectful and more than happy to help out if something happens in your life unexpectedly. I signed up as a contract writer in college to honor the pledge I made when I was the youngest person to sign the petit...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 33000

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

UVA would like to reserve November 12th for our annual Cavalier Classic tournament, which will be run on NAQT IS-160, and March 18th for the Virginia NAQT State Championship, which will be run on IS-166, the official NAQT State Championship set. Kiddo, I know the tournament's been at UVA for a long...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 61309

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

Hey, folks, I'm both a new English teacher and NAQT's Young Reader Literature editor for levels 3 and up. When I was a young player, I hated seeing YA Lit in quizbowl. This is because I was a literature snob and also something of an idiot, thanks to being young. I wasn't old enough to consider multi...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Introducing new moderators to the game
Replies: 14
Views: 8425

Re: Introducing new moderators to the game

I think Joelle is looking for good moderators. Inexperienced but competent moderators > no moderators I would not assume competence in moderators found via the methods Dave suggested, based on what I've seen of alumni association staff at VHSL States all too many times. The larger point, though, wh...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu May 26, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tricon: The 4D IMAX Experience Coming Summer 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 7899

Re: Tricon: The 4D IMAX Experience Coming Summer 2016

I hereby declare my intention to write for and play this delightful distribution.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 26071

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

I'm not going anywhere, but I will be starting to scale back my involvement in quizbowl in 2016-17, including the near-certainty that I will be at neither college national (though I hope to be back staffing at least one in future years). I'm in a very similar position, since I'm starting my teachin...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 27914

Re: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread

VCU Season Finale on 4/30 still has some space.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GRAPHIC (A comics set)
Replies: 7
Views: 3918

Re: GRAPHIC (A comics set)

Yaaaaaaay!