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by Cheynem
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 14: Global Announcement
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: ACRONYM 14: Global Announcement

If there is a (in-person) HSNCT, which is presumably up in the air at this point, will this be mirrored there?
by Cheynem
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Packet Submission discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3694

Re: Packet Submission discussion

I want to think of this issue from the perspective of a team that finds packet submission requirements to be onerous. 1. First of all, many such teams, if they are actually all novice or inexperienced, do not have to write to begin with. 2. Secondly, I think some change in the requirements that allo...
by Cheynem
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2020 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2034

Re: ACF Fall 2020 - Thanks and General Discussion

NAQT has a standard answerline database--could ACF consider compiling one, especially for answerlines likely to come up in Fall?
by Cheynem
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Pop Culture Events at Qblitz
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: Pop Culture Events at Qblitz

There is a chance that November 15 will be when Acro-Demia, another trash event will take place. Does the asynchronous nature of the tournament mean it is simply just available on November 15 or must everyone finish the event on that day?
by Cheynem
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Looking for a set - can be "older"
Replies: 13
Views: 1393

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

I would hope no one is "attacking" you. We all love quizbowl. We all want people to be as safe as possible. As I said, I have every confidence that you would do your very best to create a safe environment in playing quizbowl. However, some of us are just unsure if this is the safest, best course of ...
by Cheynem
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Looking for a set - can be "older"
Replies: 13
Views: 1393

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

As someone who ran NASAT for a year and was involved in its planning some other years, it also is in a different position than other tournaments. NASAT is almost always run at an university, not a hotel, which is even more up in the air at the moment. NASAT requires multiple schools in states to coo...
by Cheynem
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Looking for a set - can be "older"
Replies: 13
Views: 1393

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

As someone whose Internet is very bad, I sympathize with the poor experiences in online events. Are there ways to better simulate in-person quizbowl than actually having a 22-team in-person tournament? What about mini-leagues or tournaments involving just a couple of teams, where they can scrimmage ...
by Cheynem
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes
Replies: 13
Views: 1701

Re: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes

Yeah, to be clear, I would not allow typing to unnecessarily extend or delay questions. In particular, I'm comfortable with saying that bonuses should use voice chat or have people very comfortable typing quickly.
by Cheynem
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes
Replies: 13
Views: 1701

Re: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes

I can certainly imagine the headaches that Buzzword causes regarding typed responses (although I imagine that Buzzword's inability to prompt also plays a huge role in this). I haven't seen too many problems regarding typed responses in the online packets and tournaments I've played, but, sure, I can...
by Cheynem
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes
Replies: 13
Views: 1701

Re: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes

I'm not planning on playing ACF tournaments online, but I dislike the push to get people to speak their answers, as opposed to type. I realize the rule says that if you have technical issues, you are allowed to type your answer. I am also aware why this rule is being used--it better simulates "real"...
by Cheynem
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Questions About NAQT Packet Usage
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Questions About NAQT Packet Usage

Today, TJ's tournament ran into an issue where a player participated in the tournament despite having purchased the question set from NAQT. This generated a number of questions on Discord, and I think it's best to collect all the questions and separate them from this specific tournament. First, the ...
by Cheynem
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - Weekend of 11/14/20

Assuming this doesn't land on the times that I cannot play, I'd be pretty interested in this.
by Cheynem
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Statement on Stony Brook Quiz Bowl
Replies: 6
Views: 1887

Re: A Statement on Stony Brook Quiz Bowl

While it is always good to acknowledge what you could have done better, I would not beat yourself up too much. As cliche as it is, these are truly unprecedented times for all quizbowl teams and TD's--the quizbowl community does not have a lot of experience in running large online tournaments, or in ...
by Cheynem
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 10614

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

Having played several Discord tournaments and one Zoom tournament, I can say that the quality for me, who has a bad Internet connection, was much better on Zoom, at least for having my camera on and being able to see the videos of all the other participants in the match. I could do this on Zoom, whe...
by Cheynem
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Impossible Lair - Old Videogame Tournament - 9/25/20
Replies: 22
Views: 2207

Re: Impossible Lair - Old Videogame Tournament - 9/25/20

We had a player drop so let me or one of my teammates know if you want to join.

Update: This slot filled.
by Cheynem
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FRENCH II on Discord (11/14)
Replies: 6
Views: 2006

Re: FRENCH II on Discord (10/24 and 11/14)

At the risk of asking an idiotic question...

is $20 per person or per team?
by Cheynem
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Impossible Lair - Old Videogame Tournament - 9/25/20
Replies: 22
Views: 2207

Re: Impossible Lair - Old Videogame Tournament - 9/25/20

I am not totally sure how Zoom works--what is the camera policy for this tournament?
by Cheynem
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PAveMEnT: A Remote Cooperation Audio Tournament (Winter 2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 1984

Re: PAveMEnT: A Remote Cooperation Audio Tournament (Winter 2020)

Can there be like a team formation sheet? I'm kind of interested in playing, but I don't want to register until I have a partner secured.
by Cheynem
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)
Replies: 55
Views: 11079

Re: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)

I think Annabelle is exactly right in that we need a more organized and set process for handling online cheating accusations (I think the thread Ike started in Collegiate Discussion is a good start). I understand why Caleb is mad; I would be upset too. I think what is unfortunate about this situatio...
by Cheynem
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Proposal to Deal with the issue of cheating
Replies: 7
Views: 2413

Re: A Proposal to Deal with the issue of cheating

One other thing I'd like to see tournaments codify: a policy on using things like computers and cell phones *mid rounds*. I know many of us don't have great attention spans (including yours truly), but for the sake of security, I think tournaments should explicitly forbid looking at your phone or yo...
by Cheynem
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Proposal to Deal with the issue of cheating
Replies: 7
Views: 2413

Re: A Proposal to Deal with the issue of cheating

Thanks for starting this thread, Ike. I had been meaning to but kept forgetting. Caveat: I wasn't at the LIT mirror. I don't know any details and this thread isn't meant to litigate the cheating accusations there. There are three things that I think should be codified, some of which Ike is alluding ...
by Cheynem
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Statement on LIT Cheating Allegation: Princeton A
Replies: 16
Views: 5069

Re: Statement on LIT Cheating Allegation: Princeton A

We provided the tournament organizers the opportunity to observe these tics in a controlled setting, but they refused. What does a controlled setting mean? Speaking personally, if such a request happened at my tournament, I would refuse such a request. Evidence of these tics isn't all that exculpat...
by Cheynem
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)
Replies: 55
Views: 11079

Re: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)

We're moving far beyond the actual tournament (maybe move the last few posts to a different thread?), but I think the dilemma in 2020 is that ordinarily, a person who might not have the tech means to participate in online quizbowl can just play in person tournaments, but those aren't an option now. ...
by Cheynem
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Impossible Lair - Old Videogame Tournament - 9/25/20
Replies: 22
Views: 2207

Re: Impossible Lair - Old Videogame Tournament - Date Poll

But how I can ride my three teammates' coattails????
by Cheynem
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PAveMEnT: A Remote Cooperation Audio Tournament (Winter 2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 1984

Re: PAveMEnT: A Remote Cooperation Audio Tournament (Winter 2020)

Ah, okay, that makes more sense.
by Cheynem
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PAveMEnT: A Remote Cooperation Audio Tournament (Winter 2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 1984

Re: PAveMEnT: A Remote Cooperation Audio Tournament (Winter 2020)

It's not unreasonable, but I guess I don't see the particular attraction--is the field and rosters exactly the same?
by Cheynem
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PAveMEnT: A Remote Cooperation Audio Tournament (Winter 2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 1984

Re: PAveMEnT: A Remote Cooperation Audio Tournament (Winter 2020)

Am I not understanding Option B? Is it literally just two different tournaments? Do the results of the first tournament result in seeding or placement for the second?
by Cheynem
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 4 (Summer 2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 1890

Re: Scattergories 4 (Summer 2020)

I don't know if there's any interest in playing a whole another mirror...but if somebody just wanted to do shootout Discord readings, I'd be down for paying some sum of money to do that.
by Cheynem
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 9342

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

To expand my feelings on this tournament: If the format for the tournament made it seem kind of impersonal or confounding, it is not. I actually found it extremely enjoyable to play, although more like an activity like Learned League than a normal quizbowl tournament. It was nice having a tournament...
by Cheynem
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 9342

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

This was an immensely enjoyable tournament. Is there a private discussion forum?
by Cheynem
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: A Century of Teammates
Replies: 5
Views: 1616

Re: A Century of Teammates

Did you mean to quote John?
by Cheynem
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: A Century of Teammates
Replies: 5
Views: 1616

Re: A Century of Teammates

This is a good, fun post, with some neat tips about forming teams and getting teammates. I will say, from the perspective of someone who has been playing longer than John (but isn't as good): -Even though I've been playing this game for 10+ years and am friends with a lot of people in the community,...
by Cheynem
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why are there negs in QB?
Replies: 17
Views: 2246

Re: Why are there negs in QB?

Theoretically you could still track this statistic by marking an "interrupt" instead of a neg and not awarding neg five. I do think John is correct though, that a neg does teach especially newer players of the importance of restraint in buzzing.
by Cheynem
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why are there negs in QB?
Replies: 17
Views: 2246

Re: Why are there negs in QB?

I'd be interested to hear more about the impact of negs on female players (maybe through survey?). I do agree that stereotypically and traditionally, female players are less aggressive on the buzzer. In my own experience (I am not female, though) and through talking to women I have been teammates wi...
by Cheynem
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why are there negs in QB?
Replies: 17
Views: 2246

Re: Why are there negs in QB?

I don't really particularly care if there are negs or no negs in a bonus format--the penalty of missed bonus points, as some people have alluded to, looms larger anyway. I do think in an all tossup format (or at the very least in a shootout format), negs are obviously more significant and I think ar...
by Cheynem
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IKEA Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (10/3/20)
Replies: 18
Views: 4152

Re: IKEA Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (10/3/20)

Perhaps some of the concerns might be allayed if there was like a co-TD or if Nick was working as part of a "Tournament Direction group." I agree with Jack that there are some concerns about having a high schooler direct a tournament of college players and enforce a code of conduct (I've met Nick ma...
by Cheynem
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: CAMP Online Film Tournament for Charity (NEW DATE August 15)
Replies: 25
Views: 4401

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

Are there any updates on this? Is August 15 going to work?
by Cheynem
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Recruiting during COVID
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Re: Recruiting during COVID

As my friend Bing Crosby said, I think we should accentuate the positive. There's no doubt this is a really rough, chaotic time, and that online quizbowl isn't as good as in person quizbowl. But there are some advantages--I can think of a couple: 1. The biggest is lack of travel. Someone having to g...
by Cheynem
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 9342

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

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?
by Cheynem
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 9342

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

How do we check that? Or is that just not added yet?
by Cheynem
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 9342

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

Looking at the scores from round one, perhaps I missed this in the rules, but it seems like guessing after the question has finished results in a neg five (in the rare event that you are the first person of the four to buzz in even though the question has gone to the end). In fact, in one simulated ...
by Cheynem
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: INTRODUCING THE AMERICAN QUIZBOWL LEAGUE
Replies: 23
Views: 5261

Re: INTRODUCING THE AMERICAN QUIZBOWL LEAGUE

The reason people criticize Bryce Avery's writers and questions is not because of virtue signalling; it is because they are not good. I do not intend to criticize Joe's editors out of hand, but rather just like any business, you are interested in who is producing the product--do they have experience...
by Cheynem
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 23
Views: 11609

Re: Announcing Qblitz

I think I'd like a ding noise or a on screen indicator to say something like "Question is over. You now have 5 seconds." I would imagine for regular questions this is less of a deal because you have the "For 10 points" indicator, but there were a few times in which I didn't realize the question ende...
by Cheynem
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 23
Views: 11609

Re: Announcing Qblitz

I wish at the end of the question, you had slightly more time to type a response. There have been a few times where I didn't realize for a second that the question had ended (admittedly this is harder to determine in a music listening format) and had to hastily type a response.
by Cheynem
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: CAMP Online Film Tournament for Charity (NEW DATE August 15)
Replies: 25
Views: 4401

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

Oh yeah, it does say Discord--my bad. I'll clarify--do you want the use of cameras? For 16 teams on 5 packets, you could do 4 brackets of 4 (3 packets), create 4 winners and then do two single elimination playoff games to crown a champion (people who didn't win their prelim bracket could play crosso...
by Cheynem
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: CAMP Online Film Tournament for Charity (NEW DATE August 15)
Replies: 25
Views: 4401

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

How will this tournament be played (Discord, Zoom, etc.)?
by Cheynem
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 9342

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

To clarify--once the questions reach the end, do you no longer need to push the "buzz" button?
by Cheynem
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 5204

Re: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)

I think Nick makes some good points. Charles should not have been allowed to play the tournament. Part of the issue with his case is that it is such an "unique" edge case--not unique in terms of his harmful behavior, but that there were a string of unique circumstances surrounding his story--his beh...
by Cheynem
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Boundaries II (Focus on Social Media)
Replies: 7
Views: 2543

Re: Maintaining Boundaries II (Focus on Social Media)

Thanks for the responses so far, both in the forums and on Discord. To reply to some things I've heard on Discord: *This is not so much about the "maturity" of high schoolers or college/open players. While I think that does play a role, I think it is more about power dynamics and the status of peopl...
by Cheynem
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 10614

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

Cutting and pasting some stuff I wrote in the tournament announcement thread: My observations on Discord: I thought the set up and matches worked great. I obviously missed numerous rounds because my Internet connection would not let me connect to Discord voice/video channels. I suspect this involves...