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by Santa Claus
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 46
Views: 5907

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

Was wondering whether people would be interested in participating in another collaborative wiki writing effort. Here are some categories of people/tournaments/things that should have pages/more fleshed out pages: every set mirrored in the last 5 years (ideally all of them ever but you take what you ...
by Santa Claus
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 WORKSHOP Midwest @ UMN - 3/27/2021
Replies: 14
Views: 2011

Re: 2021 WORKSHOP Midwest @ UMN - 3/27/2021

My frustration is less that we lost a protest - god knows, I lose them all the time and for good reason - but that the ruling was apparently wrong according to the people who edited the questions!!! I talked with you, Will, after the tournament concluded, where the issue of your protests naturally ...
by Santa Claus
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 46
Views: 5907

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

It seems that getting extensions is fairly straightforward (they can be downloaded with this helper here and there's a general installation guide here ), so we could probably make a page somewhere on the wiki to request new extensions and they could be added as needed. I can tell you right now that...
by Santa Claus
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HSNCT and its Problems
Replies: 21
Views: 3704

Re: HSNCT and its Problems

These arguments purport to target this year’s HSNCT but many of them don’t really work unless you disagree with the way HSNCT and NAQT are run in general. That’s fine, I guess: I certainly don’t agree with that but it is a stance one can take. The points about distro, format, and question quality ar...
by Santa Claus
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HSNCT and its Problems
Replies: 21
Views: 3704

Re: HSNCT and its Problems

AKKOLADE wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:45 am Are the bonuses in the OP clear?
I assume it was in a podcast.
by Santa Claus
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 108
Views: 61206

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

Hard to know how long this has been a problem since I've certainly never used the feature before, but attempting to copy an answerline with the provided buttons will give a confirmation that you have copied it but will actually put "[object Object]" in your clipboard. While we're on the ma...
by Santa Claus
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 WORKSHOP Playtest Mirror [6 February 2021]
Replies: 9
Views: 2673

Re: 2021 WORKSHOP Playtest Mirror [6 February 2021]

We have received a registration from a final team and are intending to collapse the remaining free agents into open slots in other teams. With that, registration for this mirror is now closed.
by Santa Claus
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 WORKSHOP Playtest Mirror [6 February 2021]
Replies: 9
Views: 2673

Re: 2021 WORKSHOP Playtest Mirror [6 February 2021]

With the tournament two days away, we have 9 teams signed up. We would like to have an even 10, and would encourage the remaining free agents to form a team. If necessary, we will form a team on Friday from any one who has not removed their team from the list.
by Santa Claus
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 WORKSHOP Playtest Mirror [6 February 2021]
Replies: 9
Views: 2673

Re: 2021 WORKSHOP Playtest Mirror [6 February 2021]

Why is a high school student running a tournament for adults? Fair point. Em will continue to be in charge of pre-tournament logistical concerns, like setting up the Discord. The email to register will now be the official WORKSHOP email (quizbowlworkshop AT gmail DOT com) and the forum announcement...
by Santa Claus
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 46
Views: 5907

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

If you want to do a bit more than cursory research, I'm open to adding extensions that we're quite confident would facilitate improvements. A bit more than cursory research I can do. It seems that getting extensions is fairly straightforward (they can be downloaded with this helper here and there's...
by Santa Claus
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 46
Views: 5907

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

As far as actual additions to the wiki go, it would be really nice to have additional extensions. As one example, I would like to do things like automatically link to stats pages in people's infoboxes based on their listed name but to the best of my knowledge there is no functionality to split strin...
by Santa Claus
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 46
Views: 5907

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

There are hundreds of player pages that seem to be basically stubs with a player's name, a school, and nothing else (and just as many of those for schools too). [...] It'll be a huge task to go through and simply update all of those, much less address the other concerns. This is why I think that as...
by Santa Claus
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 46
Views: 5907

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

I agree that there is a degree of insider-ism still hidden in various odd nooks and crannies which should be swept up, but there's no need to throw the baby out with the bathwater and get rid of the whimsy of the wiki. For every person outside who might enter the wiki to learn "what is quiz bow...
by Santa Claus
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 3463

Re: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament

Held a private reading of the set, with the following stats: Juliet M: 15/38/ 0 (605) Dylan M: 8/ 4/17 + 0/1/0 on tiebreaker (85) Jason T: 6/ 3/ 5 (85) Bernadette S: 4/ 1/ 3 (55) Tejas R: 3/ 1/ 0 (55) Rob C: 0/ 6/ 1 (55) Chris M: 2/ 3/ 2 (50) Matt B: 1/ 4/ 7 (20) - only played 3 rounds Auroni G: 1/ ...
by Santa Claus
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: CANONINFLATION
Replies: 0
Views: 1072

CANONINFLATION

I’m excited to announce CANONINFLATION, the spiritual successor to CANONEXPANSION , as a side event for the summer after the next in-person season. This tournament was inspired by the whimsy of Scattergories (in particular Will’s unabashed willingness to write many “packets” on things that personall...
by Santa Claus
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 WORKSHOP: A Retrospective
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Re: 2020 WORKSHOP: A Retrospective

Additionally, I'd be eager to see hear how this tournament's unique production schedule worked out. Was the set more on time than others, I think it ended up pretty similarly to any other set, which is a pretty good result considering the additional pressures on the editors. It came down to the las...
by Santa Claus
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 WORKSHOP: A Retrospective
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Re: 2020 WORKSHOP: A Retrospective

using that [writing Discord server] to organize most writing processes Some context: both iterations of WORKSHOP primarily use/used comments on Google Docs to communicate between writers and editors, though this time around there's been more direct communication with editors through other channels ...
by Santa Claus
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 WORKSHOP: A Retrospective
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

2020 WORKSHOP: A Retrospective

Last year I edited biology, other science, and myths/legends for 2020 WORKSHOP , a set intended to be an opportunity for newer writers to write questions with the aid of mentorship as a spiritual successor to the PADAWAN set. This year, I am reprising my editing roles for 2021 WORKSHOP , as well as ...
by Santa Claus
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Packet Submission discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4530

Re: Packet Submission discussion

To justify requiring packet sub, ACF should create some sort of official program that either teaches writing or provides a mentorship/feedback system for new writers. [...] If ACF wants to require teams to submit packets, it should directly teach people to write instead of throwing them into it bli...
by Santa Claus
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Packet Submission discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4530

Re: Packet Submission discussion

1. Packet submission increases the cost to play quizbowl. This is true. 2. Packet submission is no longer necessary to sustain quiz bowl. There are few people who would argue that packet sub is necessary to continue holding sets in the present, including those who were around for an earlier period ...
by Santa Claus
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Packet Submission discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4530

Re: Packet Submission discussion

The arguments against packet submissions argue that for every person who does enjoy packet submission and uses that as a stepping stone to further involvement, there are numerous others who either leave quiz bowl in its entirety or at the very least just give up on being able to participate in pack...
by Santa Claus
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Packet Submission discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4530

Re: Packet Submission discussion

The primary purpose of packet submission is not to minimize waste or burden, to give submitters an opportunity for their questions to be played, to give submitters critical or comforting feedback on their questions, to give players an opportunity to learn new things or improve their quizbowl prowes...
by Santa Claus
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Statement on LIT Cheating Allegation: Princeton A
Replies: 16
Views: 5723

Re: Statement on LIT Cheating Allegation: Princeton A

I am not affiliated with Princeton and I believe there is a lot of room for interpretation. In particular, I am skeptical that it is possible to observe typing over Discord to the accuracy necessary to conclude that Chase was typing after google-able words. I would consider hearing "the sound ...
by Santa Claus
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)
Replies: 55
Views: 12162

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

There's a lot for prospective hosts to learn from the mistakes of this tournament's logistics. It seems many of the issues could have been solved with better planning, especially regarding Discord-specific things like creating and assigning roles, so for any future hosts reading this thread I will n...
by Santa Claus
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: COOT 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 2597

Re: COOT 2021

Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:23 pm 2/2 Chemistry and Other Science, broken down over the set as:
12/12 Chemistry
8/8 Maths
3/3 Compsci
2/2 Earth Science
1/1 Miscellaneous
Am I reading it correctly that there will be, at maximum, two pure astronomy questions in the set?
by Santa Claus
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: INTRODUCING THE AMERICAN QUIZBOWL LEAGUE
Replies: 23
Views: 5876

Re: INTRODUCING THE AMERICAN QUIZBOWL LEAGUE

We have created a new website at www.aqbleague.com with all the information you will need, as well as definitive editions of all the most important documents in Quizbowl Putting all the other problems to the side for a moment, this claim seems eminently unreasonable. The correctness guidelines lite...
by Santa Claus
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 7070

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

Thanks to all the staffers who helped make this tournament happen today. I'll be honest, I did not have a great time during this tournament. Even the very best online sets are still much worse than playing in person, so there's a lot of this that can be reasonably attributed to the online aspect of ...
by Santa Claus
Fri May 08, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)
Replies: 49
Views: 6756

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

every team that wants to participate in this should have to submit a hype video
by Santa Claus
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 39762

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

I think in this case "biking" is useful because it refers to a very specific form of cheating Does it? What does it mean? I thought it meant “cheating in quiz bowl, in any context”, though I’ve also heard that it means “cheating on the Discord”, “cheating via Googling/looking things up”, ...
by Santa Claus
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 46
Views: 5907

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

Joe Feldman and Tyler Vaughan are going to update tournament results. (Joe has already started, though he plans to stretch the work out over several weeks.) I’m not sure if this is being approached from the direction of compiling all the results from mirrors of a set or placing tournament results f...
by Santa Claus
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 46
Views: 5907

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

Are we going to ever change the guidelines for what information shows up on players’ pages? With the exception of really old stats that longer exist elsewhere, someone could fairly easily find tournament results for basically anybody thanks to Harry’s database, but this is the only information that ...
by Santa Claus
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session
Replies: 6
Views: 1405

Re: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session

We are anticipating a 2 PM ET start time again - the same invite will work, and anyone who has indicated interest on the sheet will be contacted (including those that did so after the previous playtest).
by Santa Claus
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session
Replies: 6
Views: 1405

Re: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session

Thank you to everyone who attended the playtest yesterday - we appreciate your feedback.

We will be playtesting the remainder of the questions this coming Sunday, beginning with Arts.
by Santa Claus
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session
Replies: 6
Views: 1405

Re: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session

This is happening now - we have just moved on to history. If you are still interested, just let me know - we expect to have additional categories play-tested next week as well, so if you want to do those let me know as well or sign-up on the sheet and we'll get you in before then. More reasonable sc...
by Santa Claus
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session
Replies: 6
Views: 1405

Re: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session

To clarify on the original post, this will be held at 2 PM Eastern Time . EDIT: it has been brought to my attention that I didn’t do math good and there isn’t enough time for each category, so I’ve updated them This is the order of categories and proposed itinerary of the playtest - this is not fina...
by Santa Claus
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session
Replies: 6
Views: 1405

Re: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session

We recently announced a closed Discord mirror of the tournament for 3/7 here; if you’re currently eligible to play the set with your school, consider attending that rather than the playtest.
by Santa Claus
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session
Replies: 6
Views: 1405

WORKSHOP Discord playtest session

I would like to announce a playtest session for WORKSHOP to be held in a private Discord on 2/9. Initial plans are to begin at roughly 2 PM ET and see how much progress is made, with 2/16 functioning as a spillover date for any additional playtesting needed. This playtesting session will be free. Al...
by Santa Claus
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set
Replies: 18
Views: 3537

An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set

Earlier today I was alerted to the fact that Aatreyo Bhattacharyy of Churchill MS was attempting to leak unclear packets in the high school Discord. I banned him preemptively from both the high school and regular Discords and asked for proof of the allegation. I was given screenshots that I consider...
by Santa Claus
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 10144

Re: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

We'll be mirroring Reel Knowledge , an academic film set, after the conclusion of Fall Open. Format will *probably* be a one- or two-room shootout, but this could change depending on how many people want to participate. Express interest here: https://forms.gle/j9fREezsZ4h8SBXt9 . There will be no c...
by Santa Claus
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 34
Views: 18053

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

Anyways here's links to all the currently posted mirrors - I will not be updating this: Discord playtest: 9/21 New England: MIT (10/5) Northeast: Columbia University (10/5) Mid-Atlantic: UMD (10/5) Lower Mid-Atlantic: UNC (10/5) Southeast: Auburn (10/5) Florida: UCF (10/5 or 10/12) Texas: Rice (9/28...
by Santa Claus
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 34
Views: 18053

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

The post is up, and it seems to have been made before Justin made his comment, though presumably not made it through the mod queue before then. Regardless, there's very little I can personally do besides tell hosts to post their stuff, but in the future if there's an issue with asking for school fu...
by Santa Claus
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Daylight time is different from standard time
Replies: 7
Views: 4704

Re: Daylight time is different from standard time

Cheynem wrote: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:02 pm Has this confused anyone ever?
I mean I imagine it would confuse ASU.
by Santa Claus
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Logistical Barriers to Starting Successful Collegiate Quizbowl Teams
Replies: 7
Views: 6182

Re: Logistical Barriers to Starting Successful Collegiate Quizbowl Teams

As someone else who has been thinking about the problems with quiz bowl at small colleges, I'd like to second a lot of what Michael has been saying, as well as offer some comments of my own. (Issue #1): The best thing that happened to me when starting the Bowdoin team was meeting another very excite...
by Santa Claus
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 17442

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

Hey, so I wrote what was (as far as I can tell) the hardest science tossup in the set, judging from me asking around on the day of - the tossup on oozes , which made it in unedited from our team's submission. I intended for the tossup to link disparate pieces of knowledge about ocean science that I ...
by Santa Claus
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Super Acronym at Jimenez
Replies: 9
Views: 5280

Re: Super Acronym at Jimenez

Ndg wrote: Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:10 pm No one is going to begrudge a few friends playing packets at someone's house, but posting the stats publicly and posting a link to them in the thread about the actual event undermines the notion that that's all it was.
how else are people going to know I got 1 power
by Santa Claus
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Super Acronym at Jimenez
Replies: 9
Views: 5280

Re: Super Acronym at Jimenez

Stats are done. Round 8 is a little iffy but eh.
by Santa Claus
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 7841

Re: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors

So when you say the editing of this set will be based on the feedback of various experienced players, most of whom I note do not have significant writing or editing experience, will they actually be performing the editing or will that also be undertaken by you? If you are indeed doing it on your own...
by Santa Claus
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Jimenez Ad Hoc Event
Replies: 9
Views: 6110

Re: Jimenez Ad Hoc Event

With Saturday drawing near, could we get confirmation on when/where we will be meeting for the Super Acronym mirror/shootout?
by Santa Claus
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eyes X Online Mirror - 7/16/19
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

Re: Eyes X Online Mirror - 7/16/19

On average every question was negged 1.09 times.
by Santa Claus
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards
Replies: 23
Views: 11529

Re: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards

Cheynem wrote: Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:49 am While I appreciate the commentary and the compilations, I'm confused how some of these are upsets. Eric Mukherjee leading a team to beat a Dylan Minarik team? A really good open team at Minnesota's PIANO (with a significantly better PPG and PPB) beating another good open team?
i sure was upset