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by ryanrosenberg
Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Applications for 2023 ACF Nationals assistant Tournament Directors now open
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: Applications for 2023 ACF Nationals assistant Tournament Directors now open

When should we expect to hear back in regards to this? The form submission page seems to be copied over from the previous application, and says we will be contacted no later than March 5th, which I’m guessing is incorrect. Sorry about that! Applicants should expect to hear back no later than July 2...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Applications for 2023 ACF Nationals assistant Tournament Directors now open
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Applications for 2023 ACF Nationals assistant Tournament Directors now open

ACF welcomes applications for 2023 ACF Nationals assistant Tournament Director (aTD) positions. In a break from previous years, I plan to spread ACF Nationals planning out as much as possible between now and the tournament; my goal is for this role to require a minimal amount of commitment at any pa...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2022 PACE NSC Discussion Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

Re: 2022 PACE NSC Discussion Thread

I've compiled stats for NSC from the scoresheets, including category data: tossup stats and bonus stats . Will possibly replicate some of the analysis I did for ACF Nationals on this data, pending time over the next few weeks. Let me know of any discrepancies between these stats and the scoresheets...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2022 PACE NSC Discussion Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

Re: 2022 PACE NSC Discussion Thread

I've compiled stats for NSC from the scoresheets, including category data: tossup stats and bonus stats . Will possibly replicate some of the analysis I did for ACF Nationals on this data, pending time over the next few weeks. Let me know of any discrepancies between these stats and the scoresheets ...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri May 20, 2022 2:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2022 ACF Nationals conversion stats
Replies: 3
Views: 981

Re: 2022 ACF Nationals conversion stats

I can't help but wonder if the very high correlation between lit subcategories would hold if you distributed by genre instead. Seems unlikely. This was my intuition too, but it's actually not true: https://i.imgur.com/X0yHpzT.png I've updated the above tossup files with the genre tagging. I'll like...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu May 19, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2022 ACF Nationals conversion stats
Replies: 3
Views: 981

Re: 2022 ACF Nationals conversion stats

I've made some plots of correlations in scoring between different categories (i.e. how much does being good at category X indicate someone is good at category Y?). I haven't seen this analysis done before but I found the results pretty interesting. https://i.imgur.com/vbBqNVM.png https://i.imgur.com...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu May 19, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2022 ACF Nationals conversion stats
Replies: 3
Views: 981

2022 ACF Nationals conversion stats

I've compiled conversion stats for ACF Nationals, as well as tables of all buzzes and bonus parts (complete with category and intended bonus part difficulty). These use the Nats scoresheets that Harry White shared . (linking because the boards won't let me attach CSVs for some reason) Tossup convers...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon May 16, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Detailed stats app
Replies: 1
Views: 570

Detailed stats app

I've put together an app reporting on detailed stats for the two seasons of QB League, an online quizbowl competition that used MODAQ as a question reader and kept stats using QBJ , a stats format that supports detailed stats like buzzpoints and individual bonus part conversion. My hope is that this...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon May 02, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2022 Chicago Open: August 6, 2022 @ Evanston, IL
Replies: 33
Views: 11173

Re: 2022 Chicago Open: August 6, 2022 @ Evanston, IL

What would be the schedule for a 25-team CO?
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Apr 18, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2022 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2184

Re: ACF Nationals 2022 Specific Question Discussion

I'll note, though, that "Iroquois supporting the British" is incorrect for the Haldimand Proclamation clue; the Iroquois were guaranteed land purchase rights by the Haldimand Proclamation, not the other way around.
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Apr 16, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Directed Prompts
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Re: Directed Prompts

I'm confused, "Torah" is promptable -- would you not then say Oral Torah? If not, what is your understanding of the difference between the oral and written Torah? I wouldn't immediately go to "Oral Torah" if I was told "what set of beliefs is that collected in?" Becaus...
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Apr 16, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Directed Prompts
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Re: Directed Prompts

I'm confused, "Torah" is promptable -- would you not then say Oral Torah? If not, what is your understanding of the difference between the oral and written Torah?
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Apr 14, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2021-22 Collegiate Player Poll
Replies: 37
Views: 10027

Re: 2021-22 Collegiate Player Poll

Note: The initial post has been adjusted to account for some suggested changes in the discord. This is a stupid rule and people should ignore it. EDIT: To be more specific: I find it extremely problematic to have a rule carved out for exactly one person. There is at least one other player besides I...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2022: Pre-Order a Tournament Program Today!
Replies: 2
Views: 1697

Re: ACF Nationals 2022: Pre-Order a Tournament Program Today!

The 2022 ACF Nationals program, produced by Caroline Mao, may be viewed at this link. To purchase a physical copy ($20), please find Ganon Evans at team check-in or elsewhere this weekend.
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Apr 05, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Upsets
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: Upsets

A quick note that I've updated the post with some examples of upsets at different levels of difference in team strength, as well as a link to the data I'm using. I've also added a graph at the end looking at Mike's question about round order -- I don't have data on prelims vs. playoffs, but upsets d...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Apr 01, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Upsets
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Upsets

I've published a new blog post about upsets in quizbowl here: https://www.rrosenb.org/an-analysis-of- ... -quizbowl/. Interesting, I did not find any sort of variation in upset rates by difficulty, or between ACF Nationals and DI ICT.
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Mar 29, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Summer 2022 Tournaments
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Re: Summer 2022 Tournaments

This seems like more than enough for two weekends of events.
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Mar 19, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Using clustering to look at college quizbowl circuits
Replies: 1
Views: 1079

Using clustering to look at college quizbowl circuits

I have a blog post up about using community clustering algorithms to look at what the structure of tournament attendance reveals about college quizbowl circuits. This is the first in a series of posts I have planned about quizbowl using the new college quizbowl stats database . Currently, team names...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Feb 21, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2022 WORKSHOP: Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 1971

Re: 2022 WORKSHOP: Thanks and General Discussion

I agree with Eric; I thought this was a good, fun set that needs maybe a little more than the standard post-playtesting polishing but should be a good experience for teams.
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Feb 21, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2022 WORKSHOP: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 1450

Re: 2022 WORKSHOP: Specific Question Discussion

Substitute vs. complement goods is one of the few things I learned in my (bad, rushed) Econ 101 class, I think it's reasonable for an easy part.
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Feb 13, 2022 11:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ARCADIA: Announcement
Replies: 10
Views: 9228

Re: ARCADIA: Announcement

All ARCADIA mirrors have been finished and the set is now clear for discussion. I'll be uploading final packets tonight.
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Jan 29, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College quizbowl stats website
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Re: College quizbowl stats website

Jordan is being far too modest; this is really really good stuff and a high bar for another project to clear.
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Jan 29, 2022 2:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College quizbowl statistics database
Replies: 3
Views: 1620

Re: College quizbowl statistics database

I've added the rest of the college tournaments on the database; there's now fairly complete coverage back to the 2011-12 season, and scattered tournaments before that. Team stats and player stats With the bulk of data scraping done, I'd like to begin the process of cleaning and resolving team and pl...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Jan 27, 2022 4:29 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College quizbowl statistics database
Replies: 3
Views: 1620

Re: College quizbowl statistics database

Thanks to some assistance from Maxwell Ye and Harry White, and some suggestions from Dylan Bowman, I've now been able to scrape stats from the remaining college tournaments on the database. I'll work on cleaning them up and publishing them, hopefully over the weekend.
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Jan 26, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database R package
Replies: 0
Views: 539

Tournament Database R package

I've put together an R package to scrape team and player stats from a stats report on the hsquizbowl.org tournament database. Installation and usage instructions are on the package GitHub page . This package was used to compile the college quizbowl statistics dataset I put together. If you have ques...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Jan 26, 2022 1:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College quizbowl statistics database
Replies: 3
Views: 1620

College quizbowl statistics database

Inspired by the data analysis from the bonuses thread , I've scraped and compiled stats from the last five competition years of college quizbowl (including open tournaments listed as college tournaments on the DB). My hope is that this dataset enables both more research to better our understanding o...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Are college quiz bowl questions too long?
Replies: 10
Views: 2118

Re: Are college quiz bowl questions too long?

What should we expect top-end and low-end PPBs to be like for two-part bonuses pitched at 66% and 33% conversion? I'd be worried you'd get a fair number of PPBs in the 19 range and a fair number < 5.
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Are college quiz bowl questions too long?
Replies: 10
Views: 2118

Re: Are college quiz bowl questions too long?

I was going to post saying that bonuses are too long, but Henry basically already did that as part of his thread here. Condensing bonuses is the easiest way to ensure matches move quickly.
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Dec 22, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: A Message for Quizbowl Adults Online
Replies: 6
Views: 4039

Re: A Message for Quizbowl Adults Online

This is a good post, and I hope people (including me!) take it to heart. I've also heard variations on "[the main quizbowl] Discord is terrible", "I enjoyed [online quizbowl socialization] much more when I don't look at mainqb", "oh I never read mainqb" from a variety o...
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 15
Views: 18201

Re: Misconduct Reporting Form

IAC's membership on the form committee has lapsed. The active form representatives still plan to work with IAC and alert them of relevant reports, as with other quizbowl organizations that are not part of the form committee.
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Form Website
Replies: 0
Views: 1295

Misconduct Form Website

The members of the Quizbowl Misconduct Reporting Form are pleased to announce the release of a new website for the form, containing an FAQ, a diagram of the report handling process, and summary statistics about past reports. You can access the site at qbmisconduct.com.
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ARCADIA @ McMaster (11/20/2021)
Replies: 1
Views: 1220

Re: ARCADIA @ McMaster (11/20/2021)

Thanks for playing ARCADIA! If you'd like to discuss the questions, there's a discussion forum that you can request to join from the Usergroups tab of the User Control Panel. There's also a Discord discussion server (once you join, you'll need to post in #verification to get access to discussion cha...
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ARCADIA @ UGA/GT (11/20/2021)
Replies: 3
Views: 1768

Re: ARCADIA @ UGA/GT (11/20/2021)

Thanks for playing ARCADIA! If you'd like to discuss the questions, there's a discussion forum that you can request to join from the Usergroups tab of the User Control Panel. There's also a Discord discussion server (once you join, you'll need to post in #verification to get access to discussion cha...
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ARCADIA at Northwestern (11/20/21)
Replies: 7
Views: 2450

Re: ARCADIA at Northwestern (11/20/21)

Thanks for playing ARCADIA! If you'd like to discuss the questions, there's a discussion forum that you can request to join from the Usergroups tab of the User Control Panel. There's also a Discord discussion server (once you join, you'll need to post in #verification to get access to discussion cha...
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ARCADIA General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 1933

Re: ARCADIA General Discussion

We've set up a discussion server, which can be joined here: https://discord.gg/pWGDMVSzhv
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ARCADIA General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 1933

ARCADIA General Discussion

This thread is for general discussion of ARCADIA (i.e. anything not involving analysis of a single question), though I certainly imagine there will be references to specific questions in this thread. I want to start out by thanking everyone who worked on this set: Annabelle Yang, Ashish Subramanian,...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ARCADIA: Announcement
Replies: 10
Views: 9228

Re: ARCADIA: Announcement

We have some slight changes to editing assignments to announce: Jacob Egol will now be editing Auditory Arts, Annabelle Yang and Jacob will be co-editing Other Fine Arts, and Vincent Du and I will be collaborating on Other Science.
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 15
Views: 18201

Re: Misconduct Reporting Form

Kevin Wang has been added to the Misconduct Reporting Form in his role as admin of the Quizbowl Discord . The Discord has grown rapidly and is now a hub of online quizbowl social communication; we as a group want to ensure that people feel safe and confident in the form to handle instances of miscon...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Another spring novice?
Replies: 5
Views: 2416

Re: Another spring novice?

db0wman wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:42 pm Are there any plans for a spring novice for this season? Last year's seemed to be very successful.
I won't have time to produce it, but would be happy to see one happen again. I had heard some tentative interest from a team but I'm not sure what the status of that is.
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Aug 19, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread
Replies: 47
Views: 5654

Re: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread

Oh No You Didn't wrote: Thu Aug 19, 2021 10:26 pm anyone wanna get walker bros in wilmette at like 6 am on saturday
yes please
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT is now accepting writer applications
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

Re: NAQT is now accepting writer applications

Can California residents apply?
by ryanrosenberg
Sun May 16, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spring Novice (March-April 2021)
Replies: 8
Views: 6260

Re: Spring Novice (March-April 2021)

This set is now clear and the questions are posted! https://hsquizbowl.org/db/questionsets/2593/
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spring Novice at Toronto (March 27th, 2021)
Replies: 4
Views: 1737

Re: Spring Novice at Toronto (March 27th, 2021)

Thanks for playing and staffing yesterday! Players and staff are encouraged to join the Spring Novice discussion forum (it can be found under the Usergroups tab on your user control panel). Actually we didn't finish playing the tournament yet. It was 7pm when we got to the end of round 8 and since ...
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spring Novice at Toronto (March 27th, 2021)
Replies: 4
Views: 1737

Re: Spring Novice at Toronto (March 27th, 2021)

Thanks for playing and staffing yesterday! Players and staff are encouraged to join the Spring Novice discussion forum (it can be found under the Usergroups tab on your user control panel).
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spring Novice at UNC and Duke
Replies: 3
Views: 1697

Re: Spring Novice at UNC and Duke

Thanks for playing and staffing yesterday! Players and staff are encouraged to join the Spring Novice discussion forum (it can be found under the Usergroups tab on your user control panel).
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spring Novice at Carnegie Mellon
Replies: 4
Views: 2039

Re: Spring Novice at Carnegie Mellon

Thanks for playing and staffing yesterday! Players and staff are encouraged to join the Spring Novice discussion forum (it can be found under the Usergroups tab on your user control panel).
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spring Novice at Purdue [Online] [4/17/2021]
Replies: 5
Views: 2023

Re: Spring Novice at Purdue [Online] [4/17/2021]

Thanks for playing and staffing yesterday! Players and staff are encouraged to join the Spring Novice discussion forum (it can be found under the Usergroups tab on your user control panel).

edit: haha I can't read/remember things
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spring Novice @ GT (Discord) [03/27/2021]
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

Re: Spring Novice @ GT (Discord) [03/27/2021]

Thanks for playing and staffing yesterday! Players and staff are encouraged to join the Spring Novice discussion forum (it can be found under the Usergroups tab on your user control panel).
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spring Novice Upper Mid-Atlantic @ Rutgers
Replies: 3
Views: 1672

Re: Spring Novice Upper Mid-Atlantic @ Rutgers

Thanks for playing and staffing yesterday! Players and staff are encouraged to join the Spring Novice discussion forum (it can be found under the Usergroups tab on your user control panel).
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spring Novice (March-April 2021)
Replies: 8
Views: 6260

Re: Spring Novice (March-April 2021)

A general note: if teams cannot make their local mirror (e.g. because it falls over spring break or the club is hosting a MS/HS tournament), they should feel free to register for another regional mirror on a different date.