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by ThisIsMyUsername
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Player Privacy during the Registration Process
Replies: 5
Views: 1371

Maintaining Player Privacy during the Registration Process

Recently, a player expressed discomfort with how e-mail addresses and/or other contact information are frequently publicly exposed during the registration process for tournaments—open tournaments in particular. This worry is not purely speculative. People can (and, in some cases, have) obtained cont...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 3476

Re: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament

If you are in the field for this tournament, you should have just received an e-mail from me containing a link to the Discord server. The e-mail also discusses payment. I'm asking everyone to pay by 12 PM CT on Saturday, as confirmation of registration. If you don't pay by then, I'll replace you wit...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 3476

Re: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament

The field is full. Please feel free to join the waitlist. The format will be one seeding round, in which we are broken into four rooms of six. This will sort us into three rooms of eight. The rest of the tournament will use a standard ladder format in those three rooms—after each round, the bottom t...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 3476

Re: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament

Cheynem wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:28 pm The spreadsheet is view-only.
Fixed.
by ThisIsMyUsername
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 3476

Re: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament

The votes are in. The most popular time is the afternoon of Sunday, March 7th. I understand this to mean that we’re going to start between 11 AM –12 PM Pacific time / 2–3 PM Eastern time. I’ll announce the exact start time closer to the date. Apparently, prior iterations of this ran about 4 hours. I...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 3476

Re: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament

If you're interested in playing BUMPY but haven't filled out the form, please do so by tomorrow (02/19). On Saturday, I'll announce the date.
by ThisIsMyUsername
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 3476

Re: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament

I'm finally trying to organize the online mirror that I mentioned a while back. If you're interested in playing, please fill out this poll.
by ThisIsMyUsername
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: MIKE (Online, Asynchronous Audio Tournament)--February 8-13, 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 3103

Re: Announcement: MIKE (Online, Asynchronous Audio Tournament)--February 8-13, 2021

As expected, this tournament was an utter delight! Thanks to Mike for writing it and to Noah for running it.
by ThisIsMyUsername
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 3476

Re: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament

MLafer wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:36 am Will this set be posted online at same point?
Wait, please don't post it yet! Mike Cheyne and I were going to organize an informal online mirror.
by ThisIsMyUsername
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

Pilgrim wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:48 pm Are you intending to publicly release this set in some format?
At this time, we don't foresee publicly releasing the set.
by ThisIsMyUsername
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Statement on LIT Cheating Allegation: Princeton A
Replies: 16
Views: 5750

Re: Statement on LIT Cheating Allegation: Princeton A

I think Ike's idea but I would add the caveat that performance playing vs empty chairs will be significantly better than performance in a room of 8 people, so results should not be compared 1:1. Given that we'd expect the performances to be radically different, isn't this a pretty useless exercise?...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

The second mirror of MARCATo has concluded. Congratulations to our winners, Andy Kravis and Bill Patschak, who defeated David Dennis and Eric Simpson in a well-fought final!
by ThisIsMyUsername
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Answerlines for Character Names
Replies: 8
Views: 1294

Re: Answerlines for Character Names

I personally find the "clunky" moderator instruction less clunky than printing the same answerline twice; I also think this moderator instruction is perfectly clear. In general, I think giving fewer distinct instructions is better; I prefer "accept either underlined portion" for...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

The second mirror is still ongoing. But a private discussion forum is now up for those who played the first mirror.
by ThisIsMyUsername
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

The spot has been filled.
by ThisIsMyUsername
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

I'm trying to replace one team in the current field. If anyone is willing to come in last-minute and play the rest of the tournament (you'll have one loss on your record), please let me know and I'll add you to the field right away. Because you will have missed have two rounds, I'll let you play for...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

Congratulations to The Bookbinders (Albert Bellefeuille and Ian Plansker) who beat No Deep Love Webern (William Golden and Ethan Strombeck) in the final, thus winning the tournament! Thanks to all of the teams who played this event, and stuck with us through all of the birth pains of the new technol...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: A Century of Teammates
Replies: 5
Views: 2602

A Century of Teammates

Today, I hit a personal milestone that I am currently celebrating: I have now played tournaments (counting only those for which official stats were kept) with 100 different teammates over the course of my career. Their names are listed at the end of this post. This was not a number I've held in mind...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Mandatory reporting and misconduct
Replies: 6
Views: 2003

Re: Mandatory reporting and misconduct

Thank you for raising this issue, Olivia. In one of my teaching gigs, I went through very basic Title IX training. (Yes, only one of them.) It was so short that I don't have anything particularly deep or insightful to say, and in general I don't think I'm in a good position to prescribe anything (an...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CAMP Online Film Tournament for Charity (NEW DATE August 15)
Replies: 25
Views: 5191

Re: CAMP Online Film Tournament for Charity (NEW DATE August 15)

With the tournament only two days away, have you settled on a format yet? If so, could you please announce it?
by ThisIsMyUsername
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why are there negs in QB?
Replies: 17
Views: 2689

Re: Why are there negs in QB?

I think Chris's original post (directly and indirectly) raises multiple questions about negs. Included among these are: (1) As a matter of abstract principle, is guessing undesirable enough to merit punishment? (2) How do negs factor into strategically correct gameplay? (3) What is the psychological...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

Right now, we have 15 confirmed registrations for the August 17th mirror. (The current field may be seen here ) For an ideal tournament structure, we would like 16 or 20 teams. If one more pair signs up, we will accept that registration, and temporarily close the field. After that, teams may ask to ...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

A couple of people have requested that we keep August 8th as a rest day, and Jade has assured me that CAMP is short enough that there’s no reason to view MARCATo's ending on August 15th as some kind of scheduling conflict. So, we will take our originally scheduled break tomorrow, and resume play on ...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

Cheynem wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:44 am The original reason why there was no round this Saturday, the 8th, is because of CAMP, which now got moved to the 15th. Since there IS a round scheduled for the 15th, would it be possible to just move everything up one day?
I just sent an e-mail to all the players, proposing this switch.
by ThisIsMyUsername
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

Cheynem wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:02 pm How do we check that? Or is that just not added yet?
Noah sent everyone their match results (whether they won or lost and what the score was) this morning. Stats from individual matches (so you can look at buzzpoints) should be up soon, if they aren't already.
by ThisIsMyUsername
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

There are still spots available for the second mirror of MARCATo, which starts on August 17th. We're accepting registrations through this Sunday (August 9th). You may e-mail or PM me to register a team. Please add yourself to the free agent spreadsheet, if you're seeking teammates.
by ThisIsMyUsername
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

vcpavao wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:46 am Are we able to see how we did against our opponent the previous day before moving on to play the next day's game?
Yes.
by ThisIsMyUsername
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

Another clarification: it seems right now that a team's first buzz if both players answer at the end of the question is determined by how quickly they type and submit their answer. This seems fairly unideal to me since you can't coordinate between your teammate online and usually one player will be...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

Is there a list of clips for past questions, like there sometimes is for IL? I’d love to see what some of those early clips were! This reminds me that I never got around to releasing those for IL4...Someone should bug me about that later this month. I'd be willing to do that for this tournament onc...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

I just sent an e-mail to all the players about this. If you didn't receive this, please let me know. Long story short: Noah is going to fix this; any negs that should be zeros will be transformed into zeros; if this changes the results of matches, such that seeding should be different than it curren...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: CAMP Online Film Tournament for Charity (NEW DATE August 15)
Replies: 25
Views: 5191

Re: CAMP I Online Film Tournament for Charity (August 8)

That format works mathematically, but is quite sensitive to initial seeding, which is a potential problem for a tournament like this, in which we don't have tons of data to help us rank teams correctly. Might I make the bold suggestion that we do this as a Swiss tournament? (We have the right number...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: CAMP Online Film Tournament for Charity (NEW DATE August 15)
Replies: 25
Views: 5191

Re: CAMP I Online Film Tournament for Charity (August 8)

The initial announcement says Discord, no?

I am curious, though, what format is going to be used to run a 16-team tournament on only 4-5 packets.
by ThisIsMyUsername
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

Thanks to all of you that voted in the poll that I posted earlier in the week. We are going with the option that Mike Sorice originally proposed: After Team A negs, Team B gets the tossup if either player's answer is correct.
by ThisIsMyUsername
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Hal Prince Memorial Tournament (July 25)
Replies: 11
Views: 2134

Re: Hal Prince Memorial Tournament (July 25)

Assuming this is still happening tomorrow, are you planning on sending out logistical details soon?
by ThisIsMyUsername
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

It appears that there are two proposals on the table for how to handle bouncebacks after negs: (1) After Team A negs, Team B gets the tossup only if their team's first buzz is correct (2) After Team A negs, Team B gets the tossup if either player's answer is correct Some examples: Imagine the tossup...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Myth of the Machine Summer Discord Mirror - 7/18/20
Replies: 18
Views: 4226

Re: Myth of the Machine Summer Discord Mirror - 7/18/20

Thanks, Mike, for a very fun set. And a big thanks to everyone who staffed; I thought this tournament ran amazingly smoothly.
by ThisIsMyUsername
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to prepare for College Nationals
Replies: 9
Views: 1951

Re: How to prepare for College Nationals

I have to admit that I'm puzzled by one of the premises of this thread: that studying for nationals is somehow different than studying for any other difficulty level. I haven't found that to be the case in the categories in which I specialize (Arts, Lit, and Thought). That is, when I was just starti...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Hal Prince Memorial Tournament (July 25)
Replies: 11
Views: 2134

Re: Hal Prince Memorial Tournament (July 25)

If you can shanghai some people into reading, you could also consider running multiple rooms in a ladder format.
by ThisIsMyUsername
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Hal Prince Memorial Tournament (July 25)
Replies: 11
Views: 2134

Re: Hal Prince Memorial Tournament (July 25)

Excellent!
by ThisIsMyUsername
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE POLL: Scattergories 4 online mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: DATE POLL: Scattergories 4 online mirror

Is it your intention that this will be the "main site" of the tournament (akin to what playing this on CO Sunday might have been)? Or are you still planning for there to be an eventual in-person mirror (in 2021, perhaps), whenever that becomes feasible? Put another way, should those of us ...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

I've received enough interest that I can now confirm that the second mirror (starting August 17th) is officially happening. The field is open, and any teams may e-mail me or PM me (on the forums) to register. Please write "MARCATo Registration" in the subject line.
by ThisIsMyUsername
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Paired Tossups and Bonuses
Replies: 48
Views: 11396

Re: Paired Tossups and Bonuses

The hotter take is that bonuses end up making a difference in a very small number of games. I've often wondered if anyone has analyzed a tossup/bonus tournament to see how the records change if only the tossup points were in play. Does anyone have data to share? I'm late to this thread. But in as m...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

36 teams have registered. The field is now closed, although you are welcome to contact me to join the waitlist. I am currently working on a delayed mirror (starting on August 17th) that was originally intended for people outside the quizbowl community. Despite that characterization, I am willing to ...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

Currently, 20 teams have registered. Once 24 teams have registered (which I expect to happen), I’m going waitlist teams until/unless we reach 30, then again until/unless we reach 32, then again until/unless we reach 36, at which point the field will close.
by ThisIsMyUsername
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

Thanks to all of you that voted in the poll. Based on the results, I am announcing that this tournament is going to begin on Monday, August 3rd, with rounds scheduled once a day until the tournament's conclusion, except for a break on the 8th so as not to conflict with CAMP. (Once a day was the pref...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Before & After Packet
Replies: 3
Views: 4407

Re: Before & After Packet

This happened. Here are the scores:

Alston: 40
Erik: 30
Brad: 20
Finn: 15
Anson: 10
Drew: 10
Eric D: 10
Eric W: 10
Grace: 10
Sam: 10
Stephen: 10
Tracy: 10
Arthur: 5
Eric M: 5
Ganon: 5
Kevin: 0
Basil: -10
Shahar: -10
by ThisIsMyUsername
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

If you intend to play this tournament and haven't yet filled out the poll, please do so in the next few days, as I'm hoping to announce the dates, format, etc. this weekend.
by ThisIsMyUsername
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Miscellaneous Distribution and Community
Replies: 19
Views: 3460

Re: Miscellaneous Distribution and Community

For college tournaments, I would like to see "pop culture" as a category removed, but large swaths of what is currently relegated to trash being added to the fine arts canon. I think quizbowl is often too conservative about what kinds of films can tossed up, with college film studies clas...
by ThisIsMyUsername
Sun May 31, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Before & After Packet
Replies: 3
Views: 4407

Re: Before & After Packet

Unless there is something else going on that conflicts with this, I'm planning to read my annual Before & After packet in the Discord this coming Tuesday (06/02) starting at 9:30 PM Eastern.
by ThisIsMyUsername
Wed May 27, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 10169

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

adosreme wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 3:22 am In a similar vein, let's say player X (on team XY) negs but player A on the other team gets it correct on the clue before. Does X still get charged with a neg?
Nope. As in an in-person game, Player A got the tossup before Player X had the chance to neg.