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by a named reaction
Thu May 07, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals Cancellation Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 1089

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

I think one of the options ACF presented in the poll they sent out to teams would be to have regional prelimsat some point in the spring followed by a playoff bracket the day before Nats 21. Relative to what Mike proposed, this would at least give teams who qualified this year and who would be inter...
by a named reaction
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: IKEA (Fall 2020)
Replies: 28
Views: 4367

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: IKEA (Spring 2021)

Since you're explicitly putting physical chemistry in with physics, will biochemistry/"bio-y" chemistry be placed in the biology distribution (ie where it isn't crowding out "core chemistry" in the reduced chemistry distribution)?
by a named reaction
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Statistics Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2161

Re: Statistics Questions

I'd guess that if this is true it's because of the greater breadth of askable topics in college math combined with the ladder place of mathematics in college distributions, especially compared to state formats like VHSL Scholastic Bowl. Math questions in college can more easily ask about relatively ...
by a named reaction
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Which Online School are you Going to Next Year? (Collegiate 2020)
Replies: 21
Views: 7553

Re: Which Online School are you Going to Next Year? (Collegiate 2020)

I'll be starting a PhD in Chemical Engineering at Stanford. If time allows I hope to keep playing.
by a named reaction
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your nationals stories—no title teams allowed
Replies: 11
Views: 1552

Re: Your nationals stories—no title teams allowed

I think in the last match of ACF Nationals 2018, Delaware was playing in the bottom bracket, and one of the last tossups was asking for "this event" in a way that, to my ably frauding ears, really sounded like the assassination of someone from early Islamic history. The most obvious answer here woul...
by a named reaction
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 43
Views: 10200

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

In light of the two physical mirrors of this set that have been cancelled, I hope that this set's editors organize or allow others to organize an online mirror.
by a named reaction
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: 5th of March Incident
Replies: 13
Views: 1886

Re: 5th of March Incident

(This post is not directed at Emily in particular. It’s also pretty cranky.) Can we stop obsessing and mythologizing over this crap? All of the good stories have been told a zillion times by now, and you can read the anecdotes off of an overlong/injoke-y QBWiki page. There are so many other good qu...
by a named reaction
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (postponed)
Replies: 15
Views: 4857

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (July 19, 2020)

When the staffer recruitment form asks if you're "comfortable" reading or staffing a room by yourself does that just mean "Are you familiar and proficient enough with quizbowl to do this" or is a target time limit per round implied, and if so what would you want?
by a named reaction
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 NAQT SCT: February 8
Replies: 16
Views: 5515

Re: 2020 NAQT SCT: February 8

In 2017, Penn applied for and was denied a wildcard bid for ICT, despite the fact that Eric Mukherjee was unable to make it to SCT but obviously would have qualified if he had been able to play. This made many in the community believe that it was completely impossible to have a wildcard bid for ICT ...
by a named reaction
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Ideal Host Cities for a Nationals Event
Replies: 10
Views: 1695

Re: Ideal Host Cities for a Nationals Event

hosting national tournaments on the west coast is a bad idea because then it will be substantially more expensive to get there for the majority of teams, which are not on the west coast.
by a named reaction
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 3741

Re: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion

My memory of playing in high school (mostly in NYC+New Jersey and Boston-area events) is that being given five seconds to answer tossups was typical, even on IS-sets.
by a named reaction
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Modest Proposal Regarding D2 ICT Qualification
Replies: 15
Views: 4794

Re: A Modest Proposal Regarding D2 ICT Qualification

Is Washington taking their host bid in DII (which is the situation that would obviate this)? I assumed that they'd take it in DI since they have DII-ineligible players. In any event that doesn't change the central issue here, which is something that's going to keep happening as long as there are the...
by a named reaction
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Modest Proposal Regarding D2 ICT Qualification
Replies: 15
Views: 4794

Re: A Modest Proposal Regarding D2 ICT Qualification

I figure it behooves me to necro this thread since it seems likely that this situation will happen again. The combined-field Northwest SCT site was won by Washington B, a DII team, but since the only other DII teams at that site were all from Boise State there were only DII teams from two schools, t...
by a named reaction
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Guardian article on quizzing
Replies: 3
Views: 844

Re: Guardian article on quizzing

In the US, the more academic style of Quiz Bowl was supplemented in the late 1990s by Trash tournaments Makes sense to me. I could imagine that it's more like the broader/British quizzing community diverged from academic quizbowl at that time due to the development of more modern/pyramidal question...
by a named reaction
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Winter @ Rutgers University (2/15/2020)
Replies: 13
Views: 2938

Re: Michigan Winter @ Rutgers University (2/15/2020)

Could a field update be provided? Thanks.
by a named reaction
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 6503

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

The tossup on auroras (which generally described them as "this phenomenon") had a sentence that I remember saying something to the effect of "Homer used the phrase 'rosy-fingered' to describe a god whose Roman equivalent names these phenomena." This seems like a not insubstantial hose for dawn or su...
by a named reaction
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP
Replies: 18
Views: 7802

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)?
by a named reaction
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Call for Editors - MAGIC (2020 HS Set) [Suspended Indefinitely]
Replies: 10
Views: 1642

Re: Call for Editors - MAGIC (2020 HS Set)

Also, is there a rationale behind the very small philosophy/social science distribution? I don't mean to defend any of the other decisions being made in this distribution, but 1/1 combined Philosophy+SS is almost certainly a good upper bound for regular difficulty HS sets and is present in nearly e...
by a named reaction
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 14
Views: 2271

Re: CO Matchmaking

I'd like to play CO for the first time this year but am not actually good at anything. I probably have the closest thing to specialist knowledge in bio and chem but knowing random stuff in other categories will likely make up most of my few tossup conversions.
by a named reaction
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP
Replies: 18
Views: 7802

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP

Is there any update on the progress of this set or plans for mirror sites?
by a named reaction
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 4972

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

From Packet L, Tossup 8 ANSWER: Mario Vargas Llosa (“YO-suh”) [or Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa ] From Packet O, Bonus 16 ANSWER: Federico García Lorca [prompt on García ] Similarly, I recall that in the past I've been prompted if I said "Márquez" for Gabriel García Márquez. Why are these answer l...
by a named reaction
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 4972

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

The Krebs cycle tossup probably should have accepted _tricarboxylic acid cycle_ or _TCA cycle_.
by a named reaction
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Winter @ Rutgers University (2/15/2020)
Replies: 13
Views: 2938

Re: Michigan Winter @ Rutgers University (2/15/2020)

As long as small fractions of the interested parties in this tournament are making requests for when it should happen, February 15 is fine for me but if it were changed I would prefer it get moved earlier into January than later.
by a named reaction
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14464

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

I believe is also contrary to the half-packet distributions we were assigned for Regionals, which I recall included something to the effect of “European/Canadian/Australian History.”
by a named reaction
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14464

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

jinah wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:31 am
If a team wishes to outsource part of its packet to a player not expected to play on that team (e.g. a student who has graduated), it must first receive approval from the head editor.
What is the rationale for this?
by a named reaction
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JHU Collegiate Novice (10/12) (CANCELLED)
Replies: 5
Views: 2238

Re: JHU Collegiate Novice (10/5)

I suppose I can't blame you if this is the only day you could reserve rooms, or if you did so before knowing that Maryland's EFT mirror would be the same day, but it would be reasonable to assume that this could lead to relatively few teams attending this tournament. Also, as I've noted for the last...
by a named reaction
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 34
Views: 17130

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:47 pm
Mid-Atlantic: Maryland?
To be clear, does this mean that a Maryland mirror is not yet confirmed, or that it is confirmed but the date has not yet been? In either case, is there an idea of when details regarding it will be confirmed?
by a named reaction
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Paired Tossups and Bonuses
Replies: 48
Views: 9535

Re: Faster (Human) Parsing of Answer Lines

Yeah, both of those sets of arguments are reasonable. Thanks!
by a named reaction
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Paired Tossups and Bonuses
Replies: 48
Views: 9535

Paired Tossups and Bonuses

Split from Parsing Answerlines thread - Mgmt. At the risk both of iconoclasm and derailing this thread, surely the simplest significant quality-of-life improvement to be made in quizbowl packets would be to put bonuses between tossups and have the bonuses associated with dead tossups be skipped; th...
by a named reaction
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Stop putting "Quiet Night Thought" in power for Li Bai
Replies: 4
Views: 4491

Re: Stop putting "Quiet Night Thought" in power for Li Bai

wow your so good at literature

edit so this doesn't get FZ'd: I strongly believe that you and whoever you're getting anecdotal information from overestimate how much Chinese poetry most high school quizbowlers know.
by a named reaction
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: MONTH
Replies: 2
Views: 3482

Re: MONTH

Will this be open? Do you have an idea of the general date (eg this summer, this fall, next summer)? How much of this has already been written?
by a named reaction
Tue May 14, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: QuizDB settings for MSNCT
Replies: 2
Views: 3646

Re: QuizDB settings for MSNCT

In any kind of studying, it's best to be practicing on questions harder than you're usually going to be playing; that way you'll be seeing clues that appear at the beginnings of tossups or in the hard parts of bonuses more frequently as they're used as middle clues and middle parts at harder difficu...
by a named reaction
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 37296

Re: Player Poll 2019

The Billiards Fool wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:23 pm
Eric Wolfsberg
Vote for Emmett for nicest person, but don’t vote for me in this poll. I can’t scale worth :capybara: .
by a named reaction
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 37296

Re: Player Poll 2019

Cheynem wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:55 pm
I've only seen him play once and he went 0/0/1, but my gut tells me Jack Mehr should definitely be ranked in the literature poll and probably in the overall poll.
I played with Jack at PIANO; can confirm that he is very good both at lit and in general.
by a named reaction
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 17080

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format

Essentially, this is the classic "pick 2 out of 3" situation: * Large ACF Nationals, with more than 40 teams * Championship bracket with 10+ teams playing a full round-robin * Tournament of a length that writers and editors can produce at a high quality; that moderators can read without losing thei...
by a named reaction
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 7886

Re: MUSES Announcement

Illinois Admin wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:50 pm
2/2 Euterpe - music (1/1 Classical, .75/.75 “other,” and .25/.25 whimsical)
To be perfectly clear, does "classical" here mean western art music, or music from classical antiquity (I'm assuming the former)?
by a named reaction
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 33948

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

This was the best reg+ set I have ever played. If you’re implying that this set was too easy, then, uh, have you considered the possibility that you’re very good at quizbowl, because I think a lot of other people would disagree strongly with that. My apologies if by reg+ you merely mean “harder tha...
by a named reaction
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 33948

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

Various people have expressed concern over a seeming lack of non-computer science math in this set. Would it be feasible to post a list of the questions in this set considered math and computer science so it can be determined if this was the case? Despite this issue (which I don’t actually care abou...
by a named reaction
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 55724

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

What determines whether an UG or D2 finals game will need to be played? Also, is there are a list of teams that will be UG or D2-eligible; the A-value spreadsheet may not be accurate to the rosters teams are bringing to Nationals.
by a named reaction
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 55724

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

I would assume that the change in the tiebreaker policy is because having fewer tiebreaks reduces the likelihood that any one of them will take overly long and slow the tournament down. I know that last year Delaware was involved in a tiebreaker determining if teams would go into the bottom or secon...
by a named reaction
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 26020

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

Given the exuberant praise this set has received, would there be interest in an online mirror for people who didn’t/can’t play it at ICT or HSNCT? I would be happy to staff such a thing, or to organize and run it if Jason would not prefer to do so himself.
by a named reaction
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Old time bonus formats
Replies: 19
Views: 9512

Re: Old time bonus formats

Y'all will probably hate this, but at early Delta Burkes (from 1998 till about 2007, I figure) I would have exactly one bonus in the tournament, usually coming in Round 7 or after, which had four five-point parts, and which asked the team captain to designate a player to answer one part based on an...
by a named reaction
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 55724

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

Is there an explicit limit on the number of players a team may have on their roster (i.e. with subbing in and out)?
by a named reaction
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Harder Questions in the Finals?
Replies: 11
Views: 5342

Re: Harder Questions in the Finals?

I think that having more difficult questions in later packets (i.e. "the playoffs") is a bad idea because many sites will have different schedules, resulting in different packets being in the playoffs. It makes absolutely no sense to have a more difficult packet in the sixth round of prelims if you ...
by a named reaction
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)
Replies: 14
Views: 4891

Re: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)

Is it correct that there are 13 teams registered for this tournament out of a max of 12? Is the field size staff-limited, rather than buzzer or room limited?(Delaware may or may not end up sending a team to this, but if it does I can staff)
by a named reaction
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at Purdue (3/2/19)
Replies: 17
Views: 5788

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

To be perfectly clear, it is Toronto who is out of line here.
by a named reaction
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 11625

Re: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago

Why is it that Colgate was offered a hosting autobid? My understanding (though I will admit I wasn’t there) was that CYPRAS, not the Colgate club, provided both the TD and a large portion of the staff.
by a named reaction
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ JHU (3/9/19)
Replies: 33
Views: 10533

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

Is the Chicago B registered [at the OSU site] the same Chicago B that's playing this at Hopkins two weeks prior, did Chicago drop their second team from the Hopkins mirror and that post just hasn't been updated, is the second Chicago team at Hopkins actually Chicago C, is "Chicago B" [at OSU] a que...
by a named reaction
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)
Replies: 13
Views: 6125

Re: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)

Is the Chicago B registered here the same Chicago B that's playing this at Hopkins two weeks prior, did Chicago drop their second team from the Hopkins mirror and that post just hasn't been updated, is the second Chicago team at Hopkins actually Chicago C, is "Chicago B" here a questionable open tea...