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by Aaron's Rod
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter Midwest (11/7/2020)
Replies: 0
Views: 255

2020 ACF Winter Midwest (11/7/2020)

I am pleased to announce that the Midwest site of 2020 ACF Winter will be held online on Saturday, November 7, 2020. The tournament will take place virtually on Discord. The opening meeting will begin at 8:45 CST and gameplay will begin at 9 AM CST. I will be the tournament director. Please direct a...
by Aaron's Rod
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2020 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 1981

Re: ACF Fall 2020 - Thanks and General Discussion

Lastly I want to thank the leadership of ACF for doing all of the legwork to make Fall happen. Specifically, Margaret Tebbe worked through the limitations of our online-only world to set up 13 tournament sites in three countries. ACF Editor-in-Chief Matt Bollinger also provided meaningful guidance ...
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (Format Poll Added) FLopen 2020 Open Main Site @ Discord (11/21/2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: (Format Poll Added) FLopen 2020 Open Main Site @ Discord (11/21/2020)

I'll also speak in favor of bouncebacks, they really do help with engagement, and the field will be very good so I don't think we should worry about it taking too long. Each packet is already 22/22. Adding bouncebacks to what will already be abnormally long rounds seems like a bad idea. I say this ...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Why do women quit quizbowl? Some actual answers
Replies: 0
Views: 1332

Why do women quit quizbowl? Some actual answers

(This is not directly related to current discussion going on in other threads and venues about misconduct and harassment, which I am actively reading and moderating and fully support.) In the past, we’ve had community discussions about how to make quizbowl more approachable and inclusive. This is a ...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri May 08, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 15475

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]

In the interest of keeping announcement threads tidy, I've split subsequent discussion about cancelling ACF Nationals to this thread.
by Aaron's Rod
Fri May 08, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals Cancellation Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 1561

Re: 2020 ACF Nationals Cancellation Discussion

I've split this thread from the announcement thread for 2020 ACF Nationals.
by Aaron's Rod
Fri May 08, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)
Replies: 49
Views: 5805

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

the offers to edit and write for this seem at odds with the top scorer on the challenged team saying "no"
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP
Replies: 18
Views: 8446

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP

Please note that there will be an online UK mirror of WORKSHOP on May 23rd, so the set will not be clear until at least that date.
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: POLL - Cambridge Open Online (May 24th)
Replies: 20
Views: 2455

Re: POLL - Cambridge Open Online

Strongly opposed to using bouncebacks for an online tournament. I do like a good well-run, one-day online event, but at the same time, I do think there's a risk that this could become a bit of a slog. [emphasis mine] Are you saying a two-day event is less likely to be a slog? I would like to play th...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 WORKSHOP at NC State [CANCELLED]
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Re: 2020 WORKSHOP at NC State

This tournament has been cancelled due to a lack of interest.
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT Side Events
Replies: 19
Views: 3468

Re: ICT Side Events

It's Drew wrote: Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:26 pm Purdue is writing MVP with the intentions of having it ready by ICT. Packet is still heavily under development, but that could be another option.
yes please
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 4355

Re: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion

I'm glad this is being discussed, and particularly grateful for Jonah's input. I think the bigger factor is, as others have noted, the moderator hesitancy. Negging people after two seconds, especially without the clock, just "seems wrong" to many people. There was at least one instance where I was t...
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP
Replies: 18
Views: 8446

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP

Are there any plans for a collegiate mirror of this set in the Northeast/upper Mid-Atlantic (the NYU mirror being high-school-only, which one might also regard as a questionable decision but nevermind that)? Brown is interested in hosting in May, but is waiting to confirm until after their Terrapin...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP
Replies: 18
Views: 8446

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP

Are there any plans for a collegiate mirror of this set in the Northeast/upper Mid-Atlantic (the NYU mirror being high-school-only, which one might also regard as a questionable decision but nevermind that)? Brown is interested in hosting in May, but is waiting to confirm until after their Terrapin...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ UMD (2/22/2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 3297

Re: Terrapin Open @ UMD (2/22/2020)

Do you anticipate running any side events on Sunday?
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 11
Views: 13190

Re: Misconduct Reporting Form

Jason Russell has stepped aside as an IAC representative to the misconduct form. We thank him for his time and effort. Today I updated the [email protected] address to change access to the form. We look forward to working with Brad Fischer as an IAC representative to the misconduct form.
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 11
Views: 5347

Re: Misconduct Reporting Form

Jason Russell has stepped aside as an IAC representative to the misconduct form. We thank him for his time and effort. Today I updated the [email protected] address to change access to the form. We look forward to working with Brad Fischer as an IAC representative to the misconduct form.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 43
Views: 10861

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

Just want to add that if TO announced February 22nd as their preferred date, then they should make every effort to host their (especially flagship) mirrors on that date, given how incredibly crowded the spring schedule is this year.
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019
Replies: 11
Views: 4376

Re: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019

I just wanted to bump this for people to update their contact information. Please fill in especially new clubs and teams that might have played ACF Fall this year! I am not sure if anyone is willing and able to verify the contact information of teams on this list, but I feel lists like this are ver...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Experience Survey - Preliminary Collegiate Results
Replies: 0
Views: 1048

2019 ACF Fall Experience Survey - Preliminary Collegiate Results

The 2019 ACF Fall Experience Survey was in 5 parts: Background, Logistics, Tournament Experience, Your Team, and Other Tournaments. Participants got to choose what order they took the survey in and how many sections to fill out, so the number of responses per section will vary (and in a couple of ca...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Ohio Trash / HF trash?
Replies: 4
Views: 1632

Re: Ohio Trash / HF trash?

BobGHHS wrote: Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:57 amI haven't talked to him about a mirror at HF yet
I have. He said he hoped to finalize the details within the next week or so.
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 5461

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

Cabrini Green is not in Bronzeville. Probably I'd say it's on the Near North Side; the Latin School of Chicago coach said it was in Old Town.

The bonus clue that mentioned the connection between the words "Adonis" and "Adonai" was super cool!
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Should Baby Seals Smile While Being Clubbed? Or: Why Should Newer Teams Stick Around College Quizbowl?
Replies: 14
Views: 5460

Re: Should Baby Seals Smile While Being Clubbed? Or: Why Should Newer Teams Stick Around College Quizbowl?

Some sort of "Welcome to Your First Tournament" guide (that perhaps could be personalized, depending on the tournament) would be great--we could also potentially avoid some of the frustrating ex post facto posts that pop up, both from the new teams and teams aggrieved at their behavior. I would enc...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 15174

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

There are still 9 days until we'd like to have all of our bids in, and while I'd love more bids from any region, I am particularly seeking those from the following regions: Northeast (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut) Lower Mid-Atlantic (Maryland, District of C...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Spite the Box: A College/Open Meta Packet from ~2015-Present for the Terminally Online
Replies: 3
Views: 3817

Re: Spite the Box: A College/Open Meta Packet from ~2015-Present for the Terminally Online

Matthew Siff won the first reading. Reading 1 Matthew Siff 1/0 30 bonus points, 40 Chandler 1/1 30 bonus points, 35 Conor Thompson 1/1 20 bonus points, 25 William Golden 1/1, 20 bonus points, 25 Eric Wolsberg 1/1 20 bonus points, 25 Cody Voight 1/2 20 bonus points, 20 Matt Mitchell 1/0 10 bonus poin...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Spite the Box: A College/Open Meta Packet from ~2015-Present for the Terminally Online
Replies: 3
Views: 3817

Re: Spite the Box: A College/Open Meta Packet from ~2015-Present for the Terminally Online

Several people have told me that announcing a packet 5 hours before its reading "doesn't work for them" (?), so if you want to hear it sometime this week you can fill this out too. I'm happy to read it multiple times.
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Spite the Box: A College/Open Meta Packet from ~2015-Present for the Terminally Online
Replies: 3
Views: 3817

Spite the Box: A College/Open Meta Packet from ~2015-Present for the Terminally Online

Exactly what it says on the tin--I wrote a college/open meta packet over the summer. I read it after CO to quite a lot of people, but not everybody who might like to hear it did. I will be reading it tonight (October 21st) on Discord at 8 PM Central . There are 10 tossups and 9 bonuses. There is a 9...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 11
Views: 13190

Re: Misconduct Reporting Form

We've added an additional, required question to the end of the misconduct form: When responding to complaints, we want to make sure that both parties have an opportunity to express their understanding of events. One of the organizations may contact the person in question to notify them that a compla...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 11
Views: 5347

Re: Misconduct Reporting Form

We've added an additional, required question to the end of the misconduct form: When responding to complaints, we want to make sure that both parties have an opportunity to express their understanding of events. One of the organizations may contact the person in question to notify them that a compla...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IL5 Online Mirror
Replies: 5
Views: 1938

Re: IL5 Online Mirror

Hoping for early on because I leave town on the 23rd.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 13505

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

I've split the discussion of packet-submission at 2019 ACF Fall to a Collegiate Discussion thread.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 7935

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

Not everyone gets a lot better at quizbowl in college, nor is everyone interested in actively trying to get better or writing questions! Some solid to good high school players, for whom high school tournaments are appropriate, get worse in college. Others stay the same or improve at some areas and ...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 7634

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Stats for Scattergories 3 are now up . Despite taking two losses in the prelims to teams that did not make the top bracket, Du mußt dein Negging ändern (Jordan Brownstein, Will Alston, Rahul Keyal, JinAh Kim) made the top pool and swept the playoffs to finish the tournament 8-2. In the last round of...
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 7634

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

2:15 in your game rooms, please!
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 7634

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Schedules are at https://tinyurl.com/scattergories3. The tacos are in 2415, which is also where we'll be for rebracketing. Please pay! $10 for the tournament, $10 for tacos, which are pre-order only.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 7634

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

In the interest of keeping things moving smoothly this weekend, please fill out this lunch order form if you're attending the tournament and want to have tacos. The goal is to keep lunch as short as reasonable so we can move on to Scattergories quickly and make sure people aren't missing flights. P...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 7634

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Having contacted a few more teams privately and heard no objections, the format will indeed be 7 RR/7 RR into 4 RR/4 RR/3x3 crossovers. Blessed Be The Tie That Binds.

The field is now closed.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 7634

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

but once you have a team please email me with "Scattergories" in the subject line to actually register. Please do this, if you have not already! There are 10 packets and will be around 14 teams, which makes scheduling tricky. I'm open to commentary on the schedule, depending on peoples' preferences...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 20999

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Thank you John for the write-up! In addition, according to the Cambridge Open stats , the team 3 Four Men In A Boat (John Lawrence, Andrew Wang, Jakob Myers [4 games played, due to transportation] and Mike Sorice [2 games played, due to injury]) cleared the field, defeating Chandrew Smith (Chris Ra...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 20999

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Thank you John for the write-up! In addition, according to the Cambridge Open stats , the team 3 Four Men In A Boat (John Lawrence, Andrew Wang, Jakob Myers [4 games played, due to transportation] and Mike Sorice [2 games played, due to injury] ) cleared the field, defeating Chandrew Smith (Chris Ra...
by Aaron's Rod
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 20999

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Mike Etzkorn wants to start MUSES at 4, so please be back from lunch before then.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Does every quizbowl organization need its own blog?
Replies: 9
Views: 5837

Re: Does every quizbowl organization need its own blog?

I don't think it would be expensive or a lot of work to just aggregate the social media feeds of various quizbowl organizations, and display the results on a page. As you say, you could find something that would allow you to manually add tags for posts you'd like to feature. But it sounds like you m...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 5610

Re: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines

Since we have indeed made further tweaks to the hosting guidelines , we are, as promised, noting them down here. With regard to your question above, we have determined that if a host fails to properly award an Undergraduate or DII title, we will handle bids on a case-by-case basis. Other major chang...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Gender in QuizDB Sets
Replies: 4
Views: 4984

Re: Gender in QuizDB Sets

This is really cool! Thanks for sharing! A couple of ideas for extensions or next steps, should you be interested in continuing to work on this project: Note: I ran all the verbs through a stemmer, which for example will reduce playing, plays, and played to just "play." Some of the words have been c...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards
Replies: 23
Views: 10988

Re: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards

Thank you to whoever wrote me such a kind citation! (Would love to know who you are, if you want to drop me a line?) However, I was not an active collegiate player in 2018-2019. I guess you can vote for questions from open sets, but in the spirit of the awards, people should vote for someone who was...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP
Replies: 18
Views: 8446

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP

Mirrors Stanford (02/22) Southern California (02/23) UT-Austin (02/29) Georgia (02/29) Michigan State (02/29) NCSU (02/29) Cancelled Team Illinois tryouts (HS) (03/01) Toronto (03/07) Online (closed) (03/07) Swarthmore (03/21) Cancelled Minnesota (03/21) Cancelled UCF (03/28) Cancelled NYU (HS) (05...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 5610

Re: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines

Is ACF planning on making changes to their Regionals hosting guidelines to spell out more clearly what happens when an error by a Regionals host causes ACF to have to issue extra Nationals bids (for example, by failing to play off a tie between two undergraduate teams)? Great question! There may be...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards
Replies: 23
Views: 10988

Re: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards

I'd like to present the following games as potential candidates for upset of the year: Thank you, Kevin, your post is fantastic. ACF Nationals: Stanford A 325 - Columbia A 165 Speaks for itself really - tbh this should probably win. (7-9) vs (14-3). This is almost certainly It, but one more weird A...