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by Ciorwrong
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SUN Open on Discord (April 19, 2020)
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

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

I'd favour doing bonuses purely from a "more QB is more fun" perspective. If there's a format where we can fit more games in by not doing bonuses I could be persuaded to do that, but I'm fine with the current plan too. We have 13 full packets because this is a novice set. Given this constraint, thi...
by Ciorwrong
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SUN Open on Discord (April 19, 2020)
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

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

Personally, as Daniel mentioned, I'd prefer this be run with bonuses even if the average ppb is 25 or whatever it's going to be. Here is a straw poll people can use to express their opinions in a more concise way. My primarily goal here is to have a fun tournament that won't last forever.
by Ciorwrong
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SUN Open on Discord (April 19, 2020)
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

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

A waitlist has been added. I may try to get additional staffers depending on interest or if there is a good format for 12 team mirrors. If teams are okay with something like two pools of 6 for prelims (5 games) and then 3 crossover playoff games and a final (8/9 games), I could expand. My worry as a...
by Ciorwrong
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SUN Open on Discord (April 19, 2020)
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

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

I now have registrations from nine teams. We are one team away from a field cap and I will reassess the staffing and field situation after this. Please check to see if you have registered and are noted because I might have missed your email.
by Ciorwrong
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 28
Views: 1879

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

I've suggested this elsewhere but I believe that the buzzer systems thread needs an overhaul. It's extremely outdated and that is what lead me to write my buzzer systems thread last year. I'm more than willing to update this page to help teams get strong and durable buzzer systems in their hands I ...
by Ciorwrong
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SUN Open on Discord (April 19, 2020)
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

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

The field as of now is: 1. what is this cursed team (Conor Thompson et al.) 2. Daniel Hothem et al. 3. Aayush + Will Alston 4. Rumbo Steefahming (Rohin et al.) 5. Alex Li et al. 6. Swapnil + David 7. disgusting and barbarous (Connor Mayers et al.) 8. Avinash Iyer et al. 9. Vincent Du et al. 10. Fath...
by Ciorwrong
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 10959

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

Hi. I've been meaning to post in this thread a while but was interrupted by finals and other life events. I more or less echo what people like Eric M. and Will Alston have said above so I don't really feel the need to rehash their points. I would like to give an anecdote about myself which I'm usual...
by Ciorwrong
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SUN Open on Discord (April 19, 2020)
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

SUN Open on Discord (April 19, 2020)

Hello quizbowl, I apologize for getting this up late. My finals were this past week and I don't need to explain that this was the most complicated final exam week of my life. Logistics : I will be running an OPEN mirror of SUN on Discord on Sunday, April 19. Note this was originally ACF Nationals we...
by Ciorwrong
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Joint Quizbowl Project
Replies: 26
Views: 2970

Re: Joint Quizbowl Project

6. A comprehensive feng shui-incorporating packetization tool, such that the intersection of every reasonable non-contradictory feng shui request can be implemented. Just a warning from someone who's tried this in the past: even simple sounding constraints, like no two questions in a row on Japan o...
by Ciorwrong
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin Open Online Mirror Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: Terrapin Open Online Mirror Poll

So it looks like the 28th was the winning date. The TO team have been discussing how best to run the mirror. Given the length entailed by a Nats- set, plus a discord mirror, would people still be interested in playing and staffing if we had to split the mirror over multiple days? (i.e. the first 7-...
by Ciorwrong
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Joint Quizbowl Project
Replies: 26
Views: 2970

Re: Joint Quizbowl Project

Greg Gauthier emailed me to ask about considering JAGUARS 2 . Another possibility is a further development of Ophir's stats if he is interested. (He hasn't posted on the forums since 2010, but we olds remember him.) UCSD uses a spreadsheet system on GDocs to keep score for their tournaments. I've t...
by Ciorwrong
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spring Undergraduate Novice 2020 (Easy Difficulty)
Replies: 9
Views: 3775

Re: Spring Undergraduate Novice 2020 (Easy Difficulty)

Preliminarily, the open mirror for this set will be on April 18 or 19, the same weekend as ACF Nationals was supposed to be on. Lemme know if this works for you.
by Ciorwrong
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Joint Quizbowl Project
Replies: 26
Views: 2970

Re: Joint Quizbowl Project

I would be down to plan and work on a 24 hour hackathon. I would much prefer this happens in the next two weeks before my spring quarter from hell starts ahead of my qualifying exams in June. Alternatively, such a quizbowl hackathon could occur in the summer. I heartily endorse this idea and think i...
by Ciorwrong
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spring Undergraduate Novice 2020 (Easy Difficulty)
Replies: 9
Views: 3775

Re: Spring Undergraduate Novice 2020 (Easy Difficulty)

The recent COVID pandemic has put this set in doubt. It is completed and was successfully mirrored at Toronto last weekend. In light of this, I recommend SUN be hosted in Fall 2020 if the pandemic or extenuating circumstances prevent the set from being played. I think this set can coexist with ACF F...
by Ciorwrong
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IO SATURNALIA (easy college, Fall 2020)
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Re: IO SATURNALIA (easy college, Fall 2020)

Is there a particular justification for why all of religion, mythology, philosophy and social science are all reduced for this event? This doesn't seem to align with recent college events. Having pop culture be almost as present as social science is not in any way indicative of what the college can...
by Ciorwrong
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IO SATURNALIA (easy college, Fall 2020)
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Re: IO SATURNALIA (easy college, Fall 2020)

Additionally, having geography be as common as religion and mythology and larger than social science and philosophy is basically what a high school set would do. This may have something to do with the fact that this is a high school set (with some conversions). Is it not reasonable to change some o...
by Ciorwrong
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IO SATURNALIA (easy college, Fall 2020)
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Re: IO SATURNALIA (easy college, Fall 2020)

Additionally, having geography be as common as religion and mythology and larger than social science and philosophy is basically what a high school set would do. This may have something to do with the fact that this is a high school set (with some conversions). Is it not reasonable to change some o...
by Ciorwrong
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IO SATURNALIA (easy college, Fall 2020)
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Re: IO SATURNALIA (easy college, Fall 2020)

Is there a particular justification for why all of religion, mythology, philosophy and social science are all reduced for this event? This doesn't seem to align with recent college events. Having pop culture be almost as present as social science is not in any way indicative of what the college cano...
by Ciorwrong
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Basic Steps Towards Quizbowl Professionalization for Tournaments: Cut the Acronyms and Pseudonyms
Replies: 7
Views: 1410

Re: Basic Steps Towards Quizbowl Professionalization for Tournaments: Cut the Acronyms and Pseudonyms

As I've said in the Discord, all of these suggestions are good. The people who are worried about "over-professionalism" are pretty off-base and may be conflating college and high school quizbowl. High school administrators, parents and the PR people and reporters who might write a short story on a t...
by Ciorwrong
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: SUN playtesting (week of February 24)
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: SUN playtesting (week of February 24)

To accommodate a player with an existing obligation, I have decided to switch the science and literature playtesting dates. If you are unable to attend any of these teams, there are alternate ways to offer feedback on the set. Please PM me, DM me on Discord or email me for further information.
by Ciorwrong
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: SUN playtesting (week of February 24)
Replies: 1
Views: 440

SUN playtesting (week of February 24)

Hello all. I'd like to invite experienced collegiate players and college graduates to playtest Spring Undergraduate Novice. Set information can be found here . Note that while this playtest is meant for experienced collegiate players, players of a spectrum of skill levels and knowledge specialties a...
by Ciorwrong
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WORKSHOP SoCal Mirror @ USC Saturday 2/23/20
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: WORKSHOP SoCal Mirror @ USC Saturday 2/22/20

Can we have a public field update? Is this tournament still happening?
by Ciorwrong
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Michigan State Quizbowl Championships (East Lansing AND Ann Arbor; 28 March 2020)
Replies: 14
Views: 2176

Re: Michigan State Quizbowl Championships (East Lansing AND Ann Arbor; 28 March 2020)

Cheynem wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:55 pm
I'm glad Michigan/Michigan State has come together on this and that this tournament will (basically) be continuing.
Strong agree. It's awesome Michigan and Michigan State worked this out and continued an idea I had for four years. This is also taking place on my birthday funnily enough.
by Ciorwrong
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Winter @ UCSD (February 1, 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

Re: Michigan Winter @ UCSD (February 1, 2020)

Final logistical details have been sent out. Neg5 stats will be available here. Schedule and rules are on this link.
by Ciorwrong
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Winter @ UCSD (February 1, 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

Re: Michigan Winter @ UCSD (February 1, 2020)

An initial logistics email for this tournament was just sent out. Let me know if you are still interested in attending or did not receive the email ASAP.
by Ciorwrong
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spring Undergraduate Novice 2020 (Easy Difficulty)
Replies: 9
Views: 3775

Re: Spring Undergraduate Novice 2020 (Easy Difficulty)

I have added several mirrors for this tournament. Ideally, we would still have a high school online (closed mirror) so let me know if you are interested in running that. I do not anticipate having the availability to run a high school online mirror but last year ILLIAC had an online high school mirr...
by Ciorwrong
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Winter @ UCSD (February 1, 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

Re: Michigan Winter @ UCSD (February 1, 2020)

We currently have 5 non-house teams registered for this event. Ideally, we if we could wrangle up some more local teams, that would be awesome. Please let me know if you if you'd like to play this event ASAP. I'm hoping for either an 8 or 6 team mirror to make the numbers as seamless as possible. Th...
by Ciorwrong
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying Current Events
Replies: 12
Views: 1767

Re: Studying Current Events

Hey Cade, Like with any other category, the best way to lock down your subject is via immersion. This sounds daunting, but realistically in the case of Current Events, it just means keeping up to date on the news. How is this accomplished then? For quiz bowl (and in general; being up to date is ver...
by Ciorwrong
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 45
Views: 14168

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

Packets are being uploaded to the archive. Let me know if there are any errors and I will fix them. I mostly edited for formatting and some grammar things.
by Ciorwrong
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spring Undergraduate Novice 2020 (Easy Difficulty)
Replies: 9
Views: 3775

Re: Spring Undergraduate Novice 2020 (Easy Difficulty)

I added some mirrors to the list. I am still actively seeking mirrors especially in high-density quizbowl areas such as the Midwest west, of say, Ohio. Please contact me ASAP if you are interested because I believe this set should be played by as many teams as possible. Additionally, I am still seek...
by Ciorwrong
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019
Replies: 11
Views: 4152

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

Alex Damisch and ACF have been putting together a more sustained and professional version of this list I'd invite every collegiate team to check it out!

Link


At this time, I'm considering my lit to be deprecated and I'd invite teams to check out ACF's list instead.
by Ciorwrong
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall
Replies: 29
Views: 4064

Re: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall

In the OP, Harris notes that it would take "a group of less-experienced writers" about six hours to write 12/12, which comes out to an average of 15 minutes per question. This was surprising to me, because I would have guessed that it takes inexperienced writers much longer to write questions. Whil...
by Ciorwrong
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019
Replies: 11
Views: 4152

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

The first master sheet and the by region sheets are redundant with each other. Is there a way to consolidate info so people just need to update info in a single place? eg delete master sheet and just have people update by region sheets, or have people update master sheet and protected by region she...
by Ciorwrong
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019
Replies: 11
Views: 4152

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 very...
by Ciorwrong
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Winter @ UCSD (February 1, 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

Re: Michigan Winter @ UCSD (February 1, 2020)

This post is reserved for field updates.

Team(s)/Buzzers/Staffers
UCSD/ >=1 /many
ASU/1/0
Westview HS/2/0
Brophy College Prep 1/0/0
UCLA 1/0/0
Del Norte HS 1/?/?

EDIT: last updated January 22
by Ciorwrong
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Winter @ UCSD (February 1, 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1469

Michigan Winter @ UCSD (February 1, 2020)

The UCSD quizbowl team is pleased to announce a mirror of Michigan Winter Tournament (MWT) on February 1, 2020. I will be directing this mirror. Details are available here and me and the other writers are confident this is a set teams from across the skill distribution should feel comfortable playin...
by Ciorwrong
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall
Replies: 29
Views: 4064

Re: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall

My understanding is that the majority of the set had to be written and edited in a month. This doesn't seem ideal and is caused by the packet submission model. I don't mean to discount the rest of your post, which I think raises a number of valuable points for consideration. However, I did want to ...
by Ciorwrong
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall
Replies: 29
Views: 4064

Re: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall

My understanding is that the majority of the set had to be written and edited in a month. This doesn't seem ideal and is caused by the packet submission model. I don't mean to discount the rest of your post, which I think raises a number of valuable points for consideration. However, I did want to ...
by Ciorwrong
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall
Replies: 29
Views: 4064

Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall

It’s time for ACF to stop using packet submission as a model for Fall. It fosters several perverse incentives and negative consequences that I will outline them using a combination of anecdotes and explanation. 1. First and chiefly, the best writers in quizbowl should not be playing ACF Fall which d...
by Ciorwrong
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at UCLA (11/02/2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 1587

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at UCLA (11/02/2019)

So apparently, several teams from this site left early which really delayed re-bracketing and worsened the tournament for other teams. Please do not do this in the future! If you need to leave early, it's best to tell the TD ahead of time so this issue does not arise. The effect of teams leaving ear...
by Ciorwrong
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla Social Science (Fall 2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 3627

Re: Guerilla Social Science (Terrapin Open Side Event)

I'm very excited for this. I'm not sure where if/when/where I'll play Terrapin Open, but regardless, I'm seeking a collaborator for this. I'd be interested in writing economics obviously and I have some spicy ideas in other categories saved up. Preferably, a collaborator could write any of law, ling...
by Ciorwrong
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: DCC Novice Tournament (October 19th-SCOP Novice)
Replies: 4
Views: 2303

Re: DCC Novice Tournament (October 19th-SCOP Novice)

Caveat: I did not attend this event. It doesn't seem proper that there were so many strong teams playing at an ostensibly novice event. In the future, I'd recommend to teams hosting a novice event prevent teams of players who are going to score 26 ppb from defeating less-experienced teams. DCC is a ...
by Ciorwrong
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 45
Views: 14168

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

I can do so absolutely. I'll start at 6 Eastern or 3 Pacific. Thanks for reminding me.
by Ciorwrong
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 45
Views: 14168

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

Attention all: I have decided to revise this again. This Sunday, Sept. 22, I will be reading as many packets as possible starting at 6 pm Eastern or 3 pm Pacific in the normal Quizbowl Discord #packet room. I would highly, highly, encourage you to donate at least $10 to the Lansing food bank if you...
by Ciorwrong
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 45
Views: 14168

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

Attention all: I have decided to revise this again. This Sunday, Sept. 22, I will be reading as many packets as possible starting at 6 pm Eastern or 3 pm Pacific in the normal Quizbowl Discord #packet room. I would highly, highly, encourage you to donate at least $10 to the Lansing food bank if you ...
by Ciorwrong
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 45
Views: 14168

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

The online mirror will be Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 22. I will try to start at 6 pm Pacific or 9 pm Eastern. I will probably use a private Discord for his in order to try to encourage participants to donate. Please PM/email if interested.
by Ciorwrong
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 45
Views: 14168

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

Is there a possibility of an online mirror of this? I’d be interested in paying to play an online mirror. I'd also love to hear an online mirror and would be happy to support a good cause or the people who have written packets. There will be an online mirror within the next two weeks. I have been b...
by Ciorwrong
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 18573

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

Reducing air travel by not flying in staff to national tournaments is likely a bad idea, because it reduces the quality of the staff pool while not really making an impact on the environment (as others have observed, those flights are almost certainly taking off anyway, with or without NCT/ACF Nats...
by Ciorwrong
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll 2019-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 13412

Re: Preseason Poll 2019-2020

It's good to see this is happening. This poll usually does not get a lot of votes despite the overall community interest and hopefully this changes this year. Is there any reason this poll is due so early? Many schools won't even have had opening meetings by the time the poll is due, so it seems sil...
by Ciorwrong
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: QEMS2 Appears to be down
Replies: 6
Views: 3950

Re: QEMS2 Appears to be down

I'm a high schooler who is interested in using QEMS2 as a method of possibly writing small housewrite packets. However, after I created an account on QEMS2, it redirected me to verify my account, and when I attempted to connect to the "accounts" page, it doesn't appear to work and the domain cannot...