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by csheep
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Myth of the Machine Summer Discord Mirror - 7/18/20
Replies: 18
Views: 3666

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

Would love to find a team for this. I have sporadic knowledge but nothing consistent/coherent. Probably best on vaguely finance-y and business-y and related things with misc. other knowledge. Might neg a lot.
by csheep
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33071

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

It's simply the case that, at an online tournament, there is really nothing stopping people from cheating in a modest way, and because of that, I assume that many people in this community, if they were being honest with themselves, would have to admit that they did something at an online event or p...
by csheep
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 11653

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

(Sorry to single out Wonyoung specifically, but I'm skeptical that the term "mixed impure academic," as defined by NAQT, would communicate the flavor of his packet to someone who had never met him.) [...] I'd like to again hold out the "East Asia" packet as exemplary, as its writer tags suggest tha...
by csheep
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 11653

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

This has been a very fun and exceptionally well-organized day of QB so far. Big thanks to Will and Em and everyone else involved for putting this together; to all the writers who had some great and fun packets; and to all the readers. The smoothness of the logistics and the innovation of multi-room/...
by csheep
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33071

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

Name and shame :mad: As someone who unwittingly played in a recent online tournament with a player that I found out, post facto, is an "open secret" cheater, I did not feel very good about the situation! Since neither me nor my other teammates are part of the cool kids in group of QB luminaries, we ...
by csheep
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MWT Online [Open, Tossups-Only] - 21 March 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

Re: MWT Online [Open, Tossups-Only] - 21 March 2020

This was run well and efficiently, a feat all the more impressive given the size. Thanks a bunch to Conor and all of the staffers who helped make this happen.
by csheep
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Degen Packet
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: Degen Packet

cool i love degening. :party:
by csheep
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13622

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

From a perception perspective, people generally feel better about getting thrashed by their "equals" than by people with a perceived advantage - whether real or not (and it could very well be real). Is this true? I have always felt better about losing to people with more experience than me, because...
by csheep
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13622

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

The other reason suggested is that graduate students stifle the growth of the game by playing for years and beating up on younger teams. I will get this out of the way first - this is a cognitive distortion, and is ultimately not true . Some of greatest players of our age got to where they are with...
by csheep
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Ontario Hybrid @ Barnard, NYC [DELAYED INDEFINITELY] (OPEN)
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

Re: Ontario Hybrid @ Barnard, NYC 3/28/2020 (OPEN)

Aaron Cohen,James Lasker, Isaac KD and I have formed a team. We don't know a lot of trash and inconsistently know certain pockets of academic. You can see our recent work (read: shame) at such tournaments like Fall Open at NYU and NYC Summer Open for a sense of how we expect to perform/place. Find m...
by csheep
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 43
Views: 10329

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

I'd personally be willing to pay a higher fee so that more can go towards a mirror fee given that quiz bowl tournaments are generally pretty underpriced for open teams given th amount of work that goes into writing and editing. Same. I'm very inelastic with respect to time but very elastic with res...
by csheep
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 43
Views: 10329

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

The justifications given by the TO editors for not reinstating the mirror are strikingly thin. We can discard the stuff done by prior Columbia administrations, and we can likely also disregard a large portion of the EFT-related grievances given the very different nature of a 24-field college tournam...
by csheep
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 43
Views: 10329

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

No idea why the "NYC vs. Maryland/adjacent area" issue seems to always pop up in relation to spring opens considering the multiple precedent cases demonstrating that 1. Many NE teams will simply not attend if there's no NYC/further north mirror 2. NYC and Mid-Atlantic mirrors do not cannibalize each...
by csheep
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories 3 online: July 20 or 21, 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 2614

Re: Scattergories 3 online: July 20 or 21, 2019

When will the stats be posted?
by csheep
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 11508

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Raw stats are publicly available, but I will try and soon directly post the summarized stats here (and Daniel Hothem has graciously volunteered to summarize the CANONEXPANSION and Unanswered Question stats). Apologies if it takes 2 or 3 days. Do these raw stats include the GLOBEZ shootout/where mig...
by csheep
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 11508

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Raw stats are publicly available, but I will try and soon directly post the summarized stats here (and Daniel Hothem has graciously volunteered to summarize the CANONEXPANSION and Unanswered Question stats). Apologies if it takes 2 or 3 days. Do these raw stats include the GLOBEZ shootout/where mig...
by csheep
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires (Side Event)
Replies: 19
Views: 9108

Re: Age of Empires (Side Event)

I can only speak to the ~10% of the questions that I have any semblance of knowledge of, but this set was very hard, very real, and very fun. And, based on the reactions of others who played it/whom I read for, the other 90% is similarly excellent.
by csheep
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 11508

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Thanks for running the event Raynor. The logistics and communication were on point.
by csheep
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 26108

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

To repeat what everyone has mentioned, I very much enjoyed this set.
by csheep
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 11508

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

csheep wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:34 am
Separately, our main event team currently consisting of myself/Aaron Cohen/Mirza Ahmed has an open slot - welcome to any/all.
We still have an open slot, if anyone wants to join last minute or if there's extraneous/backup staff who want to hop in casually.
by csheep
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 11508

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

I'm looking for a team for META, Age of Empires, and possibly Muses/Unanswered Q. I can hopefully contribute miscellaneous lit, spotty classical music, and China Stuff. I know nothing about visual art. I will probably be a third/fourth scorer. Separately, our main event team currently consisting of ...
by csheep
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 11508

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

. double post
by csheep
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 11508

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Demand for the main event seems like it's far outstripping the six teams. The current method of allocating spots based on who happened to be online and saw this thread first seems incredibly unfair to me, given how drawn out this scheduling process has been. I would be very annoyed if I don't get t...
by csheep
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 11508

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Demand for the main event seems like it's far outstripping the six teams. The current method of allocating spots based on who happened to be online and saw this thread first seems incredibly unfair to me, given how drawn out this scheduling process has been. I would be very annoyed if I don't get to...
by csheep
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 10449

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

Yes please, more Scattergories votes.
by csheep
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 10449

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

I agree with Will's point regarding not wanting to play a truncated set. Just in case it's an important point, hopefully "truncated" here refers to potentially playing 20/24 given questions from the CamO packets. Whether we play NASAT, OxO, or CamO, we will definitely not play all the packets we ar...
by csheep
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 10449

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

I agree with Will's point regarding not wanting to play a truncated set. My original vote was for OxO and I guess I will keep it that way, though I'm personally agnostic between OxO and NASAT.

Please vote for Rulfo and Scattergories :<
by csheep
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 21401

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

Quiz bowl distribution isn't based on the distribution of college majors, nor should it be.
by csheep
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 10449

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

Last weekend of July sounds good to me at this juncture. In terms of side events, I'd personally be very interested in, and like to agitate for: Scattergories RULFO Golbez Imaginary Landscapes Assuming these are ready + available for mirrors/haven't been over-mirrored by the time late-July rolls aro...
by csheep
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 26108

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

I'd like to play this at a summer side event weekend (mainly thinking of the NYC side event that's was announced to be in the works); if that ends up not happening I'd like to play an online mirror.
by csheep
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 13582

Re: Chicago Open 2018 Thanks and Discussion

As someone who believes that quizbowl ought to roughly track the academy, I think that this drastic increase in nonwestern art is a pretty terrible idea. This statement seems at odds with "Furthermore, a lot of the questions drew heavily from secondary sources (many of which I suspect few people in...
by csheep
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 2121

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) Specific Question Discus

I'm scrollbowling through Packet 11, and in Q16 on Belgium, the lead-in of "“A gamer from this nation goes by the alias “Ex6Tenz" and is arguably the best Counter Strike: Global Offensive player in the world." is super inaccurate. I follow it very casually and I have some friends who follow the game...
by csheep
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 2121

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) Specific Question Discus

Set felt pretty good overall, some nitpicky stuff below: Packet 2 Bonus 6, on _Five Pecks of Rice_ [*]Should probably include some alternate answerlines, like “Five Grains of Rice” and “Way of the Celestial Masters”, as well as Chinese names “Wu Dou Mi” Dao, “Zheng Yi” Dao, and “Tian Shi” Dao, and a...
by csheep
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2018 General Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 2058

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2018 General Discussion

Could someone post or PM me the passwords for the packets?
by csheep
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 4535

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018

settlej wrote:A private discussion forum has been created for this set, called "2018 FST Discussion".
I applied for access to this; could I get added? Thanks.
by csheep
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Open: Organization
Replies: 27
Views: 11425

Re: Side Event Open: Organization

On another note that is unrelated to a Midwest side event weekend, is there anything planned on the East Coast in June or July? I'd like to play quizbowl in some capacity while in I'm in NYC. Thanks! There are rumblings of a CamO or OxO mirror coming together, with site TBD, with DC/Maryland, NYC, ...
by csheep
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST Mirror at Columbia - 4/28/2018
Replies: 5
Views: 3503

Re: FST Mirror at Columbia - 4/28/2018

Happy to staff this, though I believe NYU will likely be claiming me as one of their staffers.
by csheep
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 33162

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

I voted "insular" and "lack of professionalism" FWIW. I think the forums are, as many have pointed out, very self-selecting in who participates and don't necessarily reflect the broader attitude. I didn't even know the forums existed until I left and then came back to quiz bowl, since I just relied...
by csheep
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers
Replies: 20
Views: 7233

Re: ACF and Powers

Powers are great. Conor's post summed up the advantages nicely. It's a way to demonstrably reward players for depth of knowledge. For specialists in particular, a 2-0-1 statline looks and feels much better than a 2-1 statline with identical buzzes. I'd even say this is more important on harder sets...
by csheep
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 33162

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

The only problem is, more people are playing pyramidal quiz bowl these days than ten years ago, so given a single tournament, question difficulty might never find a happy medium between an upper echelon of more familiar and studious teams and the vast majority of everyone else. Personally, I think ...
by csheep
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories 2
Replies: 23
Views: 9542

Re: Scattergories 2

I can hopefully contribute something to the lit distribution, and not much else. If this sounds like something you want on your team hit me up.
by csheep
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 4080

Re: CMST: Errata

The toss-up on "red" drawing on Asian art had a mistake, I believe, in the title of the Castiglione painting. "Auspicious Objects" refers to some paintings he did of flowers in vases and stuff, and the described painting is called "The Pine, Hawk and Glossy Ganoderma." Apparently a lot of blogs/soci...
by csheep
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 45
Views: 23936

Re: Your Favorite Question

I like "hard toss-ups on easy things" in general. ACF Nats 2011: Question: Marcel Tyberg performed this task between 1927 and 1928, although his result was premiered in 2010. When Anton Safronov performed this task, he used a melody the Marche Heroique piano duet. Frank Merrick won the English categ...
by csheep
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories 2
Replies: 23
Views: 9542

Re: Scattergories 2

I would love an online mirror as this didn't end up mirrored at the CMST site I played at. Random weekends are typically fine, or even a weekday night. I have no strong preference on time; maybe not this weekend.
by csheep
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12261

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

The only thing that in this set that actually bothered me is the Kate from She Stoops to Conquer tossup. This is more of a complaint to all of QB, but I hate when people use characters as answer lines unless the characters are truly important/unique literary characters. In general, I think people w...
by csheep
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 4080

Re: CMST: Errata

Can I see the bonus on Cultural Revolutions? One of the dates sounded wrong but I could've misheard. 14. Sheila Fitzpatrick argued that events like the Shakhty Trial and the activities of groups like RAPP contributed to one of these events which took place in the Soviet Union from 1928–1931. For 10...
by csheep
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 4080

Re: CMST: Errata

Can I see the bonus on Cultural Revolutions? One of the dates sounded wrong but I could've misheard.
by csheep
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 15421

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

The opera toss-up on "three" seemed ill-conceived. It was easily fraudable/very transparent/"who's brave enough to buzz first", and doesn't seem to be particularly important as a concept to ask about with the clues selected.