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by Aaron's Rod
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)
Replies: 18
Views: 6522

Re: JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)

Hi! I'm going to necro this thread. I'm about 90% of the way done with the Bible (with the extra books you'd expect me personally to read). You should finish this set sometime. 🥺
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Nov 17, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES III: Select Difficulty
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: MUSES III: Select Difficulty

I love this song!!! Please bring back superpowers and/or linked bonuses! 🙏
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2021)
Replies: 46
Views: 16701

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2021)

I was going to be coy about this for awhile to see how I managed school and working full-time, but a quizbowler just found me on the department website, so whatever: Starting this fall I'm a part-time, remote, but nevertheless PhD student under the good Dr. Jordan Boyd-Graber at the University of Ma...
by Aaron's Rod
Sat Aug 28, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2022 Chicago Open
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

2022 Chicago Open

I keep bringing this up with various quizbowl luminaries; it does not appear that anybody has stepped up to head edit yet, something that should get resolved soonish. (I am obviously not qualified to do so, just pointing it out.) EDIT: I should note that I might be interested in working on some Audi...
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Aug 22, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES II at Chicago Open 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 2037

Re: MUSES II at Chicago Open 2021

Not to be obnoxious, but any chance we could get the MUSES team names (which are amazing), prelims, and playoffs in 3 separate tabs of a Google Sheet? It'd be much easier to read than downloading PDFs when walking around Tech looking at your phone. =)
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread
Replies: 47
Views: 3486

Re: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread

Just FYI that the Chicago Air & Water Show this weekend, so if you hear planes going so low you're like "is this a terrorist attack," that's what that is.
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Aug 20, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread
Replies: 47
Views: 3486

Re: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread

As my laptop battery dies, so does my unsaved tossup on the seventh wife of Amenhotep IX. Sidling up to a Hucks in Bowling Green, Jonathen quickly abandons the car, leaving me to keep watch. I find a cool bug. The gas station man forces me to drink sink water, so I purchase a Heath ice cream bar as...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Aug 20, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread
Replies: 47
Views: 3486

Re: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread

ryanrosenberg wrote: Thu Aug 19, 2021 10:47 pm
Oh No You Didn't wrote: Thu Aug 19, 2021 10:26 pm anyone wanna get walker bros in wilmette at like 6 am on saturday
yes please
they don't open til 7 =(
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Aug 12, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2021 ACF Nationals: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 3457

Re: 2021 ACF Nationals: Specific Question Discussion

Also, I'm not saying there should be no contemporary poetry in the distribution (especially at a tournament like ACF Nationals). But I think it's the right choice to weight it considerably less than contemporary long fiction. I believe Caroline is saying just that: Contemporary long fiction is more...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2021 ACF Nationals: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 3457

Re: 2021 ACF Nationals: Specific Question Discussion

Someone already told me on Discord that they were planning on commenting on a question I wrote, so I'll just list all the ones I freelanced. OSci T: approximating pi OSci B: update/null/indexes Classical T: Washington DC, Polovtsian Dances, Beethoven piano sonatas, tambourine Classical B: camp theme...
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 Chicago Open (August 21st @ Northwestern)
Replies: 83
Views: 21690

Re: 2021 Chicago Open (August 21st @ Northwestern)

We're adopting a lot of the policies that ACF has adopted for Nationals for COVID. Specifically, if you have not been vaccinated yet, please wear a mask. We'd also like for everyone to have proof of their vaccination status (a photo of your vaccination card would be sufficient for our purposes). Pl...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu May 20, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 13
Views: 15898

Re: Misconduct Reporting Form

After three years (almost to the day!), I have resigned as a Misconduct Form representative for ACF. The extremely capable Olivia Murton will be taking my spot. Thank you all for your collective trust, it meant and means a lot to me.
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2021)
Replies: 46
Views: 16701

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2021)

I'm excited to announce that I will be going to the University of Minnesota next year. I already go there, but I just wanted to put that out there for all the people wondering, "Where will Joe Kammann be for his senior year of his undergraduate degree? Will he make an unexpected transfer?"...
by Aaron's Rod
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 ACF Regionals Invitational (1/30/2021)
Replies: 12
Views: 3939

Re: 2021 ACF Regionals Invitational (1/30/2021)

Chicago A cleared the field of this tournament, with Harvard and Illinois tying for 2nd. Here are stats . Our top prelims scorers were Will Alston of Columbia (78.33 PPG), Auroni Gupta of Illinois (71.67 PPG), and William Golden of Texas (66.67 PPG). Thank you very much to our staffers: Liveblogger ...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 ACF Regionals Invitational (1/30/2021)
Replies: 12
Views: 3939

Re: 2021 ACF Regionals Invitational (1/30/2021)

The original post has been updated to reflect the correct UK start time. Thank you to Oli Clarke for noticing!

I've also updated the OP with our liveblogger's(!) handle.
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 ACF Regionals Invitational (1/30/2021)
Replies: 12
Views: 3939

Re: 2021 ACF Regionals Invitational (1/30/2021)

Here is the schedule for Saturday. As you can see, we're not double-staffed the whole way through--if you're interested in switching off or scorekeeping for the best college teams in the world, I'd love to have you! Please contact me via forums or Discord DM or email. (You can also staff just for t...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 ACF Regionals Invitational (1/30/2021)
Replies: 12
Views: 3939

Re: 2021 ACF Regionals Invitational (1/30/2021)

Here is the Discord server link. (I will also email this to team contacts when I invoice them, which I'll do when I get packet discount info, hopefully soon!) Please edit your Discord nickname so that your school name is first in brackets, followed by your real name. Staff should do the same. @me i...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 ACF Regionals Invitational (1/30/2021)
Replies: 12
Views: 3939

Re: 2021 ACF Regionals Invitational (1/30/2021)

What exactly is this tournament? What region of the country does this tournament correspond to? The linked ACF Regionals thread on the forum does not, as far as I can tell, provide any relevant information. I believe this is the super site referred to in this thread . Casey is correct! I've updated...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 ACF Regionals Invitational (1/30/2021)
Replies: 12
Views: 3939

2021 ACF Regionals Invitational (1/30/2021)

I am pleased to announce that the invitational site of 2021 ACF Regionals will be held on Discord on Saturday, January 30, 2021. This tournament is invitation-only to (what we believe are) the strongest collegiate teams. 14 bids were offered and all were accepted. Follow our liveblogger here ! The t...
by Aaron's Rod
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter Midwest (11/7/2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 1586

Re: 2020 ACF Winter Midwest (11/7/2020)

A hearty congratulations to Chicago A for winning this tournament. The other three teams in the top bracket (Illinois B [UG], Illinois A, Chicago B [DII]) all finished this tournament with 2 losses, including carryover losses; Illinois B had the highest PPG among common opponents. The top individual...
by Aaron's Rod
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter Midwest (11/7/2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 1586

Re: 2020 ACF Winter Midwest (11/7/2020)

You can find updated stats throughout the day here.
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter Midwest (11/7/2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 1586

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: 3493

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: College area archives
Topic: (Format Poll Added) FLopen 2020 Open Main Site @ Discord (11/21/2020)
Replies: 15
Views: 6012

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: 2686

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: 17359

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: 2770

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: 8424

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: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP
Replies: 18
Views: 9737

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: College area archives
Topic: POLL - Cambridge Open Online (May 24th)
Replies: 20
Views: 3070

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: 1307

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: 4323

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: 5818

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 whe...
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP
Replies: 18
Views: 9737

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: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP
Replies: 18
Views: 9737

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: 3840

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: Community Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 11
Views: 36624

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: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 13
Views: 15898

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: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 43
Views: 12752

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: 4732

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: 1225

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: College area archives
Topic: Ohio Trash / HF trash?
Replies: 4
Views: 1917

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: 7416

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: 6165

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...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 16687

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: 4007

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: 4007

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: 4007

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...