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by jdeliverer
Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is anime a valid subject in trash tournaments?
Replies: 44
Views: 14110

Re: Is anime a valid subject in trash tournaments?

Who the hell cares what the average anime fan is like? I fail to see how that pertains to the subject of whether it should be asked in quizbowl. Matt Weiner's post up until the last 3 sentences seems to sum the issue up pretty well, unless anyone disagrees with it.
by jdeliverer
Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: He said, she said
Replies: 39
Views: 6502

Re: He said, she said

Cien is "one hundred" in Spanish. "One hundred" and "A hundred" are exactly the same in the English language, so it can be translated either way; both are therefore acceptable. Maybe I'm remembering something wrong, but isn't there a rule somewhere that states that if there is an English publicatio...
by jdeliverer
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Social Science CANON LIST
Replies: 18
Views: 3909

Re: Social Science CANON LIST

You honestly expect a high school junior with no experience or burning passion in SS to google/wiki/encyclopedia every person on that list? No; do you honestly expect people to come up with an ordered list of topics that you should learn about? Go and search question databases. Read about the most ...
by jdeliverer
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22142

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

I would as well please. robert_volgman@brown.edu
by jdeliverer
Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eligibility
Replies: 39
Views: 6124

Re: Eligibility

I found it pretty inspiring, personally, to be really crushed by good teams for the first time this weekend; then again, maybe that's just me or because I've been playing for a few years. I mean, you've been crushed by what people could consider good teams (Not that I consider my team is truly a go...
by jdeliverer
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eligibility
Replies: 39
Views: 6124

Re: Eligibility

I found it pretty inspiring, personally, to be really crushed by good teams for the first time this weekend; then again, maybe that's just me or because I've been playing for a few years.
by jdeliverer
Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)
Replies: 35
Views: 15732

Re: Announcement: EFT 5 at Brown NEW DATE (10/2/10)

Gypsy punk wrote:
Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:
Real answer: what's the point WITHOUT YOU JERRY
To any male brown quizbowlers who read this: don't shave between now and the tournament.
Oh god. 3 days worth of facial hair on all those males will be SO attractive.
[/sarcasm]
by jdeliverer
Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)
Replies: 30
Views: 20819

Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Any idea who MIGHT host for New England? Have you narrowed it down to a final 2, let's say, or are there as yet no bids from the region at all? The impression I got at ACF novice was that Brown and Harvard were considering hosting. (someone please correct me if this is mistaken or if this has been ...
by jdeliverer
Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: [2010] Thanks and general discussion thread
Replies: 6
Views: 1463

Re: Thanks and general discussion thread

Thanks to all involved in creating this set. My first impression was that it was very well-written; tossups were on the whole very pyramidal and had a lot of interesting clues. The difficulty of the tossups seemed appropriately challenging on the leadins while maintaining a very accessible answer sp...
by jdeliverer
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Harvard (9/11/10)
Replies: 14
Views: 5115

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Harvard (9/11/10)

theMoMA wrote:Yes, I would prefer that this tournament begin a bit later, if possible. If not, someone from Harvard should get in contact with me.
Just out of curiosity, why is this? Is it mostly to make it more appealing/accessible to people?
by jdeliverer
Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 99275

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

As I emailed Abid about, I was unable to attend this tournament because of a medical emergency with my grandmother that occurred at the last minute. Sorry Ahmad, for leaving you without a teammate.
by jdeliverer
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 99275

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

Abid, did your field ever fill? I'll be around tomorrow and I'll play it with anyone there who's interested if it hasn't.
by jdeliverer
Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 99275

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

I'm announcing my free agency for this event. I'm not great at higher-level tournaments, but I do have pretty solid knowledge of the canon up to ACF fall and some of winter. Obviously I'm not looking for a team to win it all, but anybody who's looking for teammates to play some quizbowl and have som...
by jdeliverer
Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16979

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Hey all, this was my first time moderating a tournament, so if anyone was in my room and had any comments (positive or negative), I'd appreciate you contacting me privately with those comments. I hope my reading was good enough, thanks for bearing with me :wink: Thanks again, Jeff, for having this.
by jdeliverer
Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Improving at Literature
Replies: 24
Views: 6969

Re: Improving at Literature

Now, Lists ain't the best way to study. However, what else should I do to study Lit? All I do all day e'ry day is read lists, memorize authors, and read books that are high frequency on the list. Where can I find questions with stock clues for literature? Also, reading the wiki synopsis for books.....
by jdeliverer
Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT charging for old packets
Replies: 33
Views: 8984

Re: NAQT charging for old packets

The only real objection I've heard from NAQT members is that NAQT may have to offset the financial loss of no longer charging for packets in some fashion (eg: raising HSNCT entry fees, raising licensing costs, lowering contributor payments). I think that most teams would be happy to pay another $2-...
by jdeliverer
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16979

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

I basically have unlimited packets to play with, Haven't several people playtested CULT? Also, are there any staffers who plan on staffing CULT but playing BELFAST? If so, please let me know. Because if there's not room for me to staff BELFAST (which I wrote for), I'll probably cut out and catch up...
by jdeliverer
Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Improving at Literature
Replies: 24
Views: 6969

Re: Improving at Literature

Now, Lists ain't the best way to study. However, what else should I do to study Lit? All I do all day e'ry day is read lists, memorize authors, and read books that are high frequency on the list. Where can I find questions with HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRED clues for literature? Also, reading the wiki synops...
by jdeliverer
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16979

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Should the whole BELFAST set be complete, how many rounds would we end up running all together (trash & academic)?
by jdeliverer
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009-10 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 10393

Re: 2009-10 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

I think that The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and The Caucasian Chalk Circle are much harder than Mother Courage and Her Children... and arguably The Good Person of Szechuan. In terms of quizbowl frequency (in NAQT), from easiest to hardest is Mother Courage and her Children > The Caucasian Chalk C...
by jdeliverer
Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009-10 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 10393

Re: 2009-10 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

I know, I have the packet; I'm wondering why it is not promptable, given that time dilation and acceleration are both phenomena that are key to the twin paradox. It doesn't really mean anything to say only one twin experiences time dilation - time dilation is a relative concept. If my understanding...
by jdeliverer
Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16979

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

KHAAAAN please wrote:
jdeliverer wrote:The 1st posts still reference BELFAST, which apparently isn't going to be ready, unless I missed something or you know something I don't.
Yeah, you did. Tanay picked up a few extra writers.
Good to hear. Do you want me to help out with the trash tournament or do you have enough staff already?
by jdeliverer
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16979

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

The 1st posts still reference BELFAST, which apparently isn't going to be ready, unless I missed something or you know something I don't.
by jdeliverer
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule/discussion 2010
Replies: 68
Views: 10695

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Hey, translating "las nieves del kilimanjaro" is REAL knowledge
by jdeliverer
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 Tournament Schedule
Replies: 77
Views: 9821

Re: 2010-11 Tournament Schedule

and whatever acronym Jonah came up with for our tournament. ANTACID? I'm not sure how many teams this would apply to, but last year Kickoffs was the only time we qualified for nationals (actually, I forgot - we qualified through our league too). Probably most teams that would attend ACF fall would ...
by jdeliverer
Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene
Replies: 47
Views: 6112

Re: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene

Also, few (if any) states have the privilege of being able to play against so many good teams within such a short distance of each other. There are 5 or more schools capable of making the top bracket of NSC next year in Illinois - not many schools have the opportunity to play that many good schools...
by jdeliverer
Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BELFAST
Replies: 17
Views: 2774

Re: BELFAST

Sorry for bumping, but was a subdistribution ever determined? Since it looks like we're playing a mirror of this next week in Illinois, unless I've missed something.
by jdeliverer
Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene
Replies: 47
Views: 6112

Re: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene

Maybe this was true in the past, but now that we DO have a strong circuit of nationally competitive teams, driving 30 minutes and playing teams that are as good or better seems like a pretty good option.
by jdeliverer
Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene
Replies: 47
Views: 6112

Re: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene

Also, few (if any) states have the privilege of being able to play against so many good teams within such a short distance of each other. There are 5 or more schools capable of making the top bracket of NSC next year in Illinois - not many schools have the opportunity to play that many good schools ...
by jdeliverer
Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene
Replies: 47
Views: 6112

Re: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene

The problem is that most teams/coaches still consider the season to conclude with the State Series. What we really need is to convince people that the NAQT championship is just as legitimate of a title. I'd really like to see the NAQT championship to drastically increase in size over the next few y...
by jdeliverer
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?
Replies: 58
Views: 11068

Re: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?

Jane Fairfax wrote:It'd be really great to see an increase in fine arts, social science, and myth, with an equal decrease coming from trash and geography.
This is pretty much exactly what I would like to see.
by jdeliverer
Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSAPQ NASAT Discussion!
Replies: 57
Views: 22701

Re: 2010 HSAPQ NASAT Discussion!

Edit: misread previous post
by jdeliverer
Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16979

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

I can staff for the trash tournament, if that's needed. Otherwise, I guess I'll play it and get crushed.

I'm open to having teammates for BELFAST if people still haven't found teams - I know a decent amount about visual arts (mainly paintings/2-D stuff) and opera, but not much else.
by jdeliverer
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congratulations to State College - #1 Pre-Nats!
Replies: 45
Views: 17698

Re: Congratulations to State College - #1 Pre-Nats!

The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio wrote:Can we vote that poll best poll of the year?
Poll: Can we vote that poll best poll of the year?

a) Yes
b) No

Email ballots to me at pollpollingthepollpoll@gmail.com
by jdeliverer
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bounceback Theory, NSC and Elsewhere
Replies: 30
Views: 7196

Re: Bounceback Theory, NSC and Elsewhere

Assuming non-optimal strategy, a team can have this situation come up on tossups 11, 13, 15, 17, and 19 (or 12 14 16 18 20). Do you really want 25% of your tossups putting teams in that difficult position? This was meant purely as a theoretical exercise in response to Mike's post. Clearly, even if ...
by jdeliverer
Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bounceback Theory, NSC and Elsewhere
Replies: 30
Views: 7196

Re: Bounceback Theory, NSC and Elsewhere

I do support bouncebacks, since I think they make the narrow gap between teams at the top level a little bit more likely to show. When the top 10 teams are all playing games that end up within 100 points, that extra bit of differentiation can help the more knowledgeable ("deserving") team win. Also,...
by jdeliverer
Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule/discussion 2010
Replies: 68
Views: 10695

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

gyre and gimble wrote:
scquizbowl wrote:One of the weirdest questions
So you mean like, a really crappy question right?
There are no crappy questions, only crappy answers.
by jdeliverer
Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 38580

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

Sort of off of topic, but why are there questions on comic books should have stopped there. several critical quizbowl theorists would be quick to point out that almost everyone playing HSNCT is also over the age of 13, which is when they should have outgrown the anime/manga craze But then you're di...
by jdeliverer
Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 37779

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

I emailed a couple of clear errors in the stats to errata@naqt.com. Is that the right place/is there somewhere to report errors/is it worth reporting errors at all?
by jdeliverer
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 38580

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

Renewing my objection in another post that Tossups Heard is not as good an indication of reader speed/quality as Bonuses Heard. I'm not nearly as impressed with a reader who gets through 24+ tossups when I know several tossups went dead, especially if I thought that reader read so fast that it caus...
by jdeliverer
Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderating etiquette
Replies: 45
Views: 7578

Re: Moderating etiquette

:chip: Rules: If a player says something that is close to the correct answer but pronounced incorrectly in any way, ask them to spell it. If they do not spell it correctly to the letter (complete with appropriate spaces and punctuation), mark them wrong! The student is practically begging to have th...
by jdeliverer
Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderating etiquette
Replies: 45
Views: 7578

Re: Moderating etiquette

Citing IHSA rules is a sure way to settle an discussion on HSQB! That's not a bad rule, I'm just embarrassed that the example is to protect players who don't know how to spell Manet and moderators who can't tell the difference. Stop embarrassing our state, dude, with such posts. Heh. I in no way su...
by jdeliverer
Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 38580

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

Maybe our schools' program is just crazy, but we have two students that took 2 years of AP Physics and weren't familiar with that material. Meanwhile Graham's law came up several times in both Honors and AP Chemistry.
by jdeliverer
Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderating etiquette
Replies: 45
Views: 7578

Re: Moderating etiquette

Somewhere in the IHSA guidelines for moderators, it says something like, "If you are unsure whether a student's answer is correct due to pronunciation, you may ask students to spell the answer. Students need not spell the answer correctly, only enough to differentiate from other incorrect responses....
by jdeliverer
Mon May 31, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 38580

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

Yeah, the argument about # of questions has been made in depth before, but the argument that I think applies is that even in the finals, quiz bowl is a competition with previously agreed upon rules. We could have agreed on 30, or 20, or 100 tossups to be read, and there's always a tradeoff when addi...
by jdeliverer
Sun May 30, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 37779

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

Gov beat SC 380-345 (or something like that) in the first game of a final in which they had the advantage.
by jdeliverer
Sat May 29, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 37779

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

It won't make a difference, since we didn't make the playoffs, but I'm pretty sure we were credited with a loss somewhere that we won, since Latin was 5-5 and we were listed as 4-6.
by jdeliverer
Thu May 27, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: three seconds? five seconds? no seconds?
Replies: 27
Views: 5732

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

In my personal experience, it takes longer to come up the answer with real knowledge than stock clues or common quizbowl clues. A decent amount of my negs have been from early buzzes where I think "I've read that book, buzz," then can't pull the title, only to remember it right when time is called. ...
by jdeliverer
Thu May 27, 2010 2:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament set & discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 4835

Re: 2010 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament set & discussion

I know the sentence, and the idea behind it - it just seems like there's no understanding being tested by asking what the adjectives are. You can totally understand the importance of what Chomsky was trying to demonstrate but be punished for not knowing the specific words used. (I know, people are p...