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by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Fall Open Errata
Replies: 14
Views: 2467

Re: 2019 Fall Open Errata

Re-reading the Nebraska tossup, I believe Georgiana travels to Boston, not New York, in "A Wagner Matinee".
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community
Replies: 51
Views: 68611

Re: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community

I've been holding off from posting here for a while for a few reasons (not wanting to take up too much space, the fuzziness of my own gender identification, being ashamed), but here are some things I'd like to say. Things I've done that are NOT okay (to apologise, and to spur a conversation about ho...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 34580

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

Thank you!
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 34580

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

frasier wrote: Sun May 03, 2020 10:00 am UKQB have also issued a guide to running Zoom tournaments, which can be found here.
As an aside, I'm a little, er, thrown off by the male pronouns used when referring to the moderator and scorekeeper in this document.
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzword for popular culture
Replies: 3
Views: 1613

Re: Buzzword for popular culture

Nice, lemme go register real quick
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzword for popular culture
Replies: 3
Views: 1613

Re: Buzzword for popular culture

Important Bird Area wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:18 pm NAQT is pleased to announce that our online Buzzword platform is adding an eight-week event focusing on popular culture. This event starts July 3, and features questions about television, film, music, video games, musical theater, and comics.
To be clear, there's no sports?
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Sat May 16, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Penn Bowl - Specific Question Discussion Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 10805

Re: Specific Question Discussion Thread

Just noticed that Packet 6, Bonus 12 says that King Hima was saved from death when his wife enchanted Yama with her stories. In every version of that myth that I've heard, it's Hima's son that is fated to die, and subsequently saved by his wife.
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Sun May 10, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DECAMERON - Asynchronous guerrilla tournament announcement and signups
Replies: 29
Views: 10022

Re: DECAMERON - Asynchronous guerrilla tournament announcement and signups

This tournament is proving to be a LOT of fun, and I really like the async setup. Can't wait for the next one of these!
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: POLL - Cambridge Open Online (May 24th)
Replies: 20
Views: 5105

Re: POLL - Cambridge Open Online

Are you saying a two-day event is less likely to be a slog? I'm sure this is a factor of lifestyle, but I definitely find 2-day events to be less of a slog, yeah. I was quite ready to stop playing WORKSHOP by the 8th round or so, but would have happily played another 8 the next day. The Terrapin op...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: POLL - Cambridge Open Online (May 24th)
Replies: 20
Views: 5105

Re: POLL - Cambridge Open Online

I very much like the idea of 2 days, TUs and bonuses, with bouncebacks.
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 150192

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

RexSueciae wrote: Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:36 pm I stand by every word of my previous post, with the possible exception of my haruspicy quip.
That was far and away the best part of your post!
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 81
Views: 26531

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

I'll add that describing a pack as "Things I like" or "Name-gories" isn't great, because many people don't know what you like.
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 81
Views: 26531

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

This tournament was a complete - and to be perfectly honest, unexpected - triumph. I'm genuinely in awe of the organisation. Huge thanks!
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 81
Views: 26531

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

This is already a ton of fun, thank you to everyone who organised, wrote, moderates, donates, etc!
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CamO 2020 available for mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 2966

Re: CamO 2020 available for mirrors

Smuttynose Island wrote: Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:58 pm I'm chiming in to express interest in an online mirror of this set. I'm especially interested in hearing tossups and bonuses. Depending upon what readers are available, I would love to play another two-day tournament like TO online. Maybe something in mid- or late-May can be arranged?
Third.
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SUN Open on Discord (April 19, 2020)
Replies: 36
Views: 11480

Re: SUN Open on Discord (April 19, 2020)

I'd favour doing bonuses purely from a "more QB is more fun" perspective.
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SuMO VI General Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 3615

Re: SuMO VI General Announcement

Senator_Jay wrote: Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:52 pm I'm in, whenever and wherever this is happening!
Take me with you!!
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CamO 2020 available for mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 2966

Re: CamO 2020 available for mirrors

Very interesting in having an online mirror of this, especially since the questions are longer format and more suited to Discord play than older versions of CamO. Definitely want to play with my team though. Mid-April is pretty crowded, but perhaps we could try April 11 or April 25? April 11 is the...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 81
Views: 26531

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th)

Is the registration form intended as a formal commitment to play the selected packets (and you really should play unless something big comes up), or just a "gauging of interest", and it'd be cool to not play some of the selected packets if one gets tired or something. (affects how aggressi...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIT Discord Mirror (03/08/2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 4709

Re: LIT Discord Mirror (03/08/2020)

This was a lot of fun! Will packets be shared with teams that played that want to provide feedback?
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 MWT Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 60
Views: 6956

Re: 2020 MWT Specific Questions and Errata

I wanted to respond to the question on bindis, which it sounded might get cut for being hard / vague. I would like it to stay -- I think it does a good job of asking about a very simple religious practice that has extremely widespread adoption. Religion questions (or at least Hindu questions) can so...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 MWT General Discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 2069

Re: 2020 MWT General Discussion

Will the packets be shared here? I'd have some feedback to provide if I can look at the questions.
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Fall Open Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 66
Views: 14991

Re: 2019 Fall Open Specific Question Discussion

I would suggest that the lead-in of the Diwali tossup be changed for future mirrors. It's rather fraudable, might not be uniquely identifying (I'm sure that the burning of Ravana during Dashehra causes spikes in pollution too, though Diwali is definitely the worst for that), and stubble-burning is b...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Fall Open General Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 2847

Re: 2019 Fall Open General Discussion

I enjoyed this tournament a lot, thanks to all of the writers! I think the question quality was uniformly good, and most answer lines were well-chosen. A very fun set! I thought some of the more creative literature answerlines might have belonged more in a side-event, but they were still great quest...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: No prizes is better than insulting prizes
Replies: 22
Views: 11377

Re: No prizes is better than insulting prizes

Deception Point is Brown's greatest work.
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Plea for No More Excuses
Replies: 11
Views: 7765

Re: A Plea for No More Excuses

I do feel as if the tenor of this post, mostly in the way that it addresses mental and physical health, could be a little more understanding. I don't necessarily disagree with this, and think we can always afford to "be a little more understanding". Having said that, I do want to state th...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 EFT @ Maryland (10/5/2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 5812

Re: 2019 EFT @ Maryland (10/5/2019)

Noble Rot wrote: Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:29 pm I am pleased to announce that the University of Maryland will mirror the 2019 iteration of Early Fall Tournament (EFT) on Saturday, November 2, 2019
That doesn't seem right...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES General Discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Re: General Discussion

This set was honestly fantastic, and - not gonna lie - a lot better than any of us expected given the distribution. I loved the quirky idea behind the set itself, and so was already expecting to have a good time, but I wasn't expecting well-written high-quality QuizBowl, which this set totally served.
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Super ACRONYM and Side Events at Toronto (August 17-18, 2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 4931

Re: Super ACRONYM and Side Events at Toronto (August 17-18, 2019)

The logistics email says we're doing META on Sunday afternoon, but this post says it's MUSES. Which one is it? (both! both!)
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 32458

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

Are there any specific literature bonuses you found too difficult, or was it an aggregate effect? Also, if other people found the literature bonuses too difficult, please let me know. I tried to make them reasonable, but I want to know if I overshot things. I found them to be eminently 10able, freq...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ICT DI general discussion and thanks
Replies: 27
Views: 3125

Re: 2019 ICT DI general discussion and thanks

I enjoyed this tournament very much and thank all the writers and editors. My only complaint is that across the thirteen packets my team heard, I heard zero tossups pertaining to India in any way (literature, history, religions and folklore, art, trash). I think da Gama might be the closest thing we...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Hybrid 2019 @ Carleton University (March 24th, 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 3087

Re: Canadian Hybrid 2019 @ Carleton University (March 24th, 2018)

This happened and stats are here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5434/. Congratulations to Los Pedejos (Brendan McKendy, Ian Dewan, Shelby Robert, and Nick Penner) on winning the tournament! Huge thanks to everyone on the writing team, especially the three people who joined the team in the las...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at Purdue (3/2/19)
Replies: 17
Views: 8439

Re: Delta Burke at Purdue (3/2/19)

Hey, all, I'm sorry. I don't have much more to say, except that I'm sorry in particular to any teams that had their experience yesterday ruined by our playing. I did feel like I was saying "we've been doing this a long time" in an apologetic tone to the novice teams a lot. The only motivat...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ JHU (3/9/19)
Replies: 33
Views: 15257

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ JHU (3/9/19)

ThisIsMyUsername wrote: Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:13 pm Might we also be able to run SHAWARMA II on Sunday?
Canadians in attendance would also like Eyes That Do Not See, if that's still being considered.
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 Sun God Invitational Specific Question Request and Discussion
Replies: 125
Views: 23139

Re: 2018 Sun God Invitational Specific Question Request and Discussion

I would take issue with the characterization of ABA in the autism tossup as the "gold standard" for treatment. ABA is really controversial: https://www.spectrumnews.org/features/deep-dive/controversy-autisms-common-therapy/ is the third link on google when you search 'aba autism', and it ...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 Sun God Invitational General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 8596

Re: 2018 Sun God Invitational General Discussion

Well, I stand by my praise of this tournament. I thought it was "really, really good", and I don't think that means that I don't know shit. Having said that, Lordt, if someone tells you that they meant to do something, but failed to do so because their grandmother's health took a sudden tu...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 Sun God Invitational Specific Question Request and Discussion
Replies: 125
Views: 23139

Re: 2018 Sun God Invitational Specific Question Request and Discussion

The bonus on ordering the left and right recursive calls and the print statement in an in-order traversal really needs to take “print” in place of “current” or whatever it is that it wants right now; the question asks for pseudo-code but seems to want node order. This bonus part needs to be reworde...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 Sun God Invitational Specific Question Request and Discussion
Replies: 125
Views: 23139

Re: 2018 Sun God Invitational Specific Question Request and Discussion

Package 8, Bonus 8, part 3 says that Donatello is a 13th century sculptor, which he is not.
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 Sun God Invitational General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 8596

Re: 2018 Sun God Invitational General Discussion

I thought this tournament was really, really good.
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Hybrid 2019 @ Carleton University (March 24th, 2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 2774

Canadian Hybrid 2019 @ Carleton University (March 24th, 2018)

ALSO ANNOUNCED IN THE ACADEMIC SUBFORUM The writers of Canadian Hybrid 2019 are happy to announce that the main site of the Canadian Hybrid Tournament will be on Sunday, March 24th, 2018 at Carleton University. More information about the Canadian Hybrid Tournament can be found in the global announce...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Hybrid 2019 @ Carleton University (March 24th, 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 3087

Canadian Hybrid 2019 @ Carleton University (March 24th, 2018)

The writers of Canadian Hybrid 2019 are happy to announce that the main site of the Canadian Hybrid Tournament will be on Sunday, March 24th, 2018 at Carleton University. More information about the Canadian Hybrid Tournament can be found in the global announcement . Location and Logistics TBD Regist...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Canadian Hybrid 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 3064

ANNOUNCEMENT: Canadian Hybrid 2019

ALSO ANNOUNCED IN THE ACADEMIC SUBFORUM We are pleased to announce that Canadian Hybrid will be returning again in 2019, written by Joe Su, Jack van Nostrand, Milan Fernandez, Austen Freisacher, Henry Atkins, and Faith Barrett. I will be serving as head-editor, and we aim to produce a product simila...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Canadian Hybrid 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 4560

Re: Canadian Hybrid 2019

Post reserved for writing updates
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Canadian Hybrid 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 4560

ANNOUNCEMENT: Canadian Hybrid 2019

We are pleased to announce that Canadian Hybrid will be returning again in 2019, written by Joe Su, Jack van Nostrand, Milan Fernandez, Austen Freisacher, Henry Atkins, and Faith Barrett. I will be serving as head-editor, and we aim to produce a product similar to last year's. The most notable chang...
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 Canadian Trash Player Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 6956

Re: 2018 Canadian Trash Player Poll

1. Christine Irwin: She is the best movies and TV player in the country, across all times and genres, a brilliant music player at her categories, is enough of a chart-follower to be decent at music outside of her strengths, and keeps up with all pop culture and celebrity gossip. So let's address the...