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by Oh No You Didn't
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Fire is not a substance
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: Fire is not a substance

i look forward to your tossup on the planet venus that uses the indicator "this star" but more seriously that's a reasonable point i just think indicators should be accurate to modern understandings of things because it is important that players know what is being asked for If someone wan...
by Oh No You Didn't
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Fire is not a substance
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: Fire is not a substance

i look forward to your tossup on the planet venus that uses the indicator "this star" but more seriously that's a reasonable point i just think indicators should be accurate to modern understandings of things because it is important that players know what is being asked for If someone wan...
by Oh No You Didn't
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Fire is not a substance
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: Fire is not a substance

no I will continue to do so and couldn't care less because given the nature of myths involving fire it's clearly treated as a substance since the people telling those myths did not understand the nature of fire

your take is bad and wrong kthx

thank you for reading my essay
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20
Replies: 21
Views: 3282

Re: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20

Cheynem wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:21 pm 2 PM real time. Check.
No, Eric definitely said 1 PM real time buddy
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Looking for a set - can be "older"
Replies: 13
Views: 1804

Re: Looking for a set - can be "older"

So this is... an event... with people?
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: A Century of Teammates
Replies: 5
Views: 2568

Re: A Century of Teammates

Strong teammates, weak teammates, that is only the selfish perception of people. Truly strong players should try to win with their favorites. I like your style. You understand what's important. Go on -- the CHAMPION is waiting.
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to prepare for College Nationals
Replies: 9
Views: 1946

Re: How to prepare for College Nationals

For lack of a less tautological way of explaining it, you study for nationals by learning things that are likely to come up at nationals. Nats can be really hard! But to be honest, a team that can consistently snipe every tossup (but like, the stupid hard ones too) pre-FTP is probably able to consis...
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The Lengthening Shadow of Modern World 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

Re: The Lengthening Shadow of Modern World 2014

I'm disappointed that Neff, a "history buff interested in wars and military battles" wouldn't even engage mike sorice in a fight :(
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: Forward-Thinking Trash Tournament Seeking Writers
Replies: 15
Views: 2240

Re: Announcement: Forward-Thinking Trash Tournament Seeking Writers

if we were asking about video games the kids know we'd just be properly asking about club penguin (2005) pbuh all day anyways right
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu May 21, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)
Replies: 49
Views: 6753

Re: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)

naan/steak-holding toll wrote: Thu May 21, 2020 6:07 pm I personally think it's hilarious
bruh we get it jacob isn't funny x o x
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu May 21, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)
Replies: 49
Views: 6753

Re: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)

Man I go through all of the trouble to block Elon fucking musk on twitter and I can’t escape reading this jawn
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun May 10, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)
Replies: 49
Views: 6753

Re: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)

This is the actual analogy for all teams that have been mentioned https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f2/6c/17/f26c171e41b012c3b100e238d98c9b1a.jpg https://66.media.tumblr.com/fbdbbb0dfd80c183b4b0ca353775036a/tumblr_o8q52vc2411u8qp61o3_1280.png https://www.mygeekconfessions.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07...
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri May 08, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)
Replies: 49
Views: 6753

Re: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)

Banana Stand wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 3:44 pm
Cheynem wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 3:43 pm Why are Columbia and Chicago the only two teams booked for this hypothetical finals?
Because they’re the only S-tier teams this season
disrespectful towards itamar
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri May 08, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)
Replies: 49
Views: 6753

Re: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)

heterodyne wrote: Fri May 08, 2020 3:17 pm A Yu-Gi-Oh match is composed of three duels. I suggest that Columbia and Chicago B have a play-in game to conclude ours– the winner can then play Chicago A.
wouldn't Columbia first play Chicago, then both teams would have the option to swap in players from their side decks for the following game
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu May 07, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals Cancellation Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 2010

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

Cheynem wrote: Thu May 07, 2020 2:33 pm
2. The option of an online Nats is at least worth being put on the table.
🤮🤮🤮

(Mike's other points are good and right)
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: POLL - Cambridge Open Online (May 24th)
Replies: 20
Views: 2690

Re: POLL - Cambridge Open Online

I would like to play this and would not like to commit multiple days to this
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: IKEA (Fall 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 24383

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: IKEA (Spring 2021)

In a similar vein, how does this set distinguish astronomy and astrophysics? Seems a bit arbitrary as currently set up (not that the way people have historically chosen if something in the vein of a "physical chem topic" goes in chem or phys isn't, but if the set's explicitly labeling them...
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 39698

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

Clearly the evidence was compelling enough that it prompted Eric to come clean after defending himself for the past week. One potential downside to revealing the method to the community at large would be that future cheaters, having internalized this thread, may change their behavior in a manner th...
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 39698

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

I accept Eric's apology and wish to commend him for having the courage to admit to this. The act of playing quizbowl can be a really frustrating experience - especially when you know you've heard something before, feel that you really should know it (or used to), and feel weak and powerless when yo...
by Oh No You Didn't
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Children’s trash packet
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

Re: Children’s trash packet

this is either going to be the best packet ever or I'll be very disappointed. Either way I look forward to going 0/2/6 on it :)
by Oh No You Didn't
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 39698

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

Oof, I've been outed as a fraud
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: A brief, and now concluded, discussion about saving unused sets
Replies: 6
Views: 1211

Re: Nationals Alternatives?

Also with regards to national organizations saving their sets for next year... why the hell should they be allowed to do that? Why shouldn't they be allowed to? The fact that a national competition isn't feasible right now doesn't excuse that. Why doesn't it? If national organizations refuse to rel...
by Oh No You Didn't
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 17609

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

Speaking as someone who ran a club with zero dominant grad students for 3 years, we had a huge attrition due to the time it would have taken to adjust to sets like MUT and EFT that we were playing in practice. The vast majority of our attrition (if not all of it some years) came well before we star...
by Oh No You Didn't
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Underappreciated Supporting Performances
Replies: 4
Views: 2446

Re: Underappreciated Supporting Performances

The achievements of my Chicago brethren are, I think, fresh enough in current memory that I need not highlight them at this point. I'd thus like to recognize two other Yalies: Ashvin Srivatsa and Spencer Weinreich. Their performances are best preserved in a tournament that I did not play with them:...
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your nationals stories—no title teams allowed
Replies: 11
Views: 2215

Re: Your nationals stories—no title teams allowed

Oh man, 2013 ACF Nationals! I played this solo as a freshman with very little knowledge of what I was to expect at Nats (besides late buzzes and not a lot of points). I remember before the tournament being baffled that there was a possibility that I would become the D2 champion by default, and after...
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 Chicago Open Location Poll
Replies: 5
Views: 1528

Re: 2020 Chicago Open Location Poll

well hyde park has like 2 eating options and northwestern has like, several more and is closer to my (the protagonist of reality) house
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 8296

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

The science in this set was my favorite of the regionals I've played ('18, '19, '20). To add to the discussion about bait, my one gripe is with the "protein" question in packet E (Central Florida A et. al.) I buzzed and answered "protease" when I heard "MEROPS" (I did ...
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 8296

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

Edit: Also, I thought some of the quantitative questions were a bit weird. For ex., asking for a "magic angle" of 1.05 degrees, or the precise number of bandits in a Chinese gang (118? forget the exact question. but maybe that one is OK, if it's well-known.) There seemed to be a few quest...
by Oh No You Didn't
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Introducing pyramidal quiz bowl to Knowledge Bowl circuits
Replies: 15
Views: 2537

Re: Introducing pyramidal quiz bowl to Knowledge Bowl circuits

I see your point. I'll write a different pitch emphasizing stability and professionalism of question providers when I get to a computer later today. Yea sadly this seems like one of those situations where you have to have a pitch that appeals to the administrators or whoever's in charge as opposed ...
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Who has two thumbs and wants to edit CO?
Replies: 9
Views: 1808

Re: Who has two thumbs and wants to edit CO?

Cheynem wrote: Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:22 pm Is Wang forgetting 2016, in which the original editors had to scale back and a group of intrepid souls, including myself, was entrusted with CO?
it was so traumatizing that I've wiped it from my memory
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Who has two thumbs and wants to edit CO?
Replies: 9
Views: 1808

Who has two thumbs and wants to edit CO?

Hey guys, The community has had the luxury of having teams ready and willing to write CO before the previous CO was over the last few years, but it appears that we're in a situation we haven't had to deal with since 2012 or 2013 . Is anyone willing and/or able to work on 2020 CO? I'm pretty much inc...
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: [SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY] STACKS - Call for Editors (Nats Level, 2020-21)
Replies: 6
Views: 2121

Re: STACKS - Call for Editors (Nats Level, 2020-21)

Hey, not to try to criticize this project before it happens, but aren’t you the kid we had to repeatedly tell not to try running an online event on recycled NHBB questions?
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: No prizes is better than insulting prizes
Replies: 22
Views: 7906

Re: No prizes is better than insulting prizes

Are printed copies of "a good accounting tossup" written by a Mr. Charles Martin Jr. acceptable as prizes?
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Earlybird @ UIUC (9/28/2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 6761

Re: Earlybird @ UIUC (9/28/2019)

MLaudermith wrote: Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:12 am Have stats from Earlybird been posted yet?
mostly on neg5 here
by Oh No You Didn't
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll 2019-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 14718

Re: Preseason Poll 2019-2020

I can only assume in this situation that #25 is a hirschianwhiever you want goes here!”
It’s prerty shocking to me in that regards that Chicago A is only 25th
by Oh No You Didn't
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 44
Views: 23818

Re: Best Film Player

Chris Ray I think deserves more accolades as a film player, although his knowledge seems more towards the trashier end of the film spectrum. - Un Cheyne Andalou: This was by far one of my favorite quizbowl experiences of all time. Between matches at KABO, Chris Ray approached me and said "Hey ...
by Oh No You Didn't
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Date Claims
Replies: 2
Views: 3914

Re: 2019-2020 Illinois Date Claims

Hey, I don't want to sound dismissive, but isn't that the premise of this link?
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 17438

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

That Tyndall question would have probably been great if it was like... other ac. Was a bit upset to have played the Bletchley Park tu - seemed like a game of chicken on "this facility where people are... solving problems?" Set was fun - difficulty control very noted, had nice "Chris R...
by Oh No You Didn't
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 35935

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

John Ketzkorn wrote: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:55 am
DumbJaques wrote: Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:37 am Please make every effort to pay me at some point tomorrow. I will not be accepting cash.
Given that this is the case, is there anyone willing to do cash -> venmo this year?
Willing to do this for a usurious transaction fee
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 35935

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

A question for local Evanston/Chicago folks: Friday night I'll be interested in hitting a local brewpub or two. It looks like Sketchbook is definitely interesting, and maybe Smylie Brothers and Temperance (the last of which looks to be further away?). Are those good calls, and if not, other suggest...
by Oh No You Didn't
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 35935

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

A question for local Evanston/Chicago folks: Friday night I'll be interested in hitting a local brewpub or two. It looks like Sketchbook is definitely interesting, and maybe Smylie Brothers and Temperance (the last of which looks to be further away?). Are those good calls, and if not, other suggest...
by Oh No You Didn't
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Different Styles of Making Flashcards
Replies: 11
Views: 6781

Re: Different Styles of Making Flashcards

I am by no means an elite player, but I have done quite a bit of studying over the years, and have never used nor seen the appeal of flashcards. I take bulleted pencil-and-paper notes on the harder details of everything I study, and I don't understand how flashcards could be more helpful for me. Is...
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 21660

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Thank you John for the write-up! In addition, according to the Cambridge Open stats , the team 3 Four Men In A Boat (John Lawrence, Andrew Wang, Jakob Myers [4 games played, due to transportation] and Mike Sorice [2 games played, due to injury]) cleared the field, defeating Chandrew Smith (Chris Ra...
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Different Styles of Making Flashcards
Replies: 11
Views: 6781

Re: Different Styles of Making Flashcards

Max Schindler has some useful insight here
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 21660

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Many thanks to the folks at Illinois for running an excellent Side Event Weekend--for being so accommodating about packing in so many events, for keeping everything moving at a good pace, and for helping to staff all of the events. Further results/stats from various events will trickle in over the ...
by Oh No You Didn't
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 8632

Re: MUSES Announcement

This set was super fun and people should play it!
by Oh No You Didn't
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 43140

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Top 5 for minus-fives: molting electron pairs calcite tangent function mercury (the element, with early clues about mining history) Would you be able to post the conversion stats and text of the electron pairs question? I distinctly remember at least one clue that pointed to electrons just as equal...