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by 1.82
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Archive of Maryland's MAQT website as of 1999
Replies: 11
Views: 1431

Re: Archive of Maryland's MAQT website as of 1999

augustusmelmotte wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:52 pm
If the MAQT still has a website, I can't find it easily.
For what it's worth, I believe this went down around 2012 or 2013? It lasted shockingly long, but it seems like the age of student organizations having their own websites is basically past.
by 1.82
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 4537

Re: [TW: Sexual Harassment] Harassment in the THAT Online Quizbowl Discord

Even more, from a more personal perspective, this event was held in my church, who's campus we borrowed. I did not attend the event myself because of a church event, but as someone heavily involved in my church, I understand the events and policies that we have. On Saturdays we have many other chil...
by 1.82
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 4537

Re: [TW: Sexual Harassment] Harassment in the THAT Online Quizbowl Discord

Even more, from a more personal perspective, this event was held in my church, who's campus we borrowed. I did not attend the event myself because of a church event, but as someone heavily involved in my church, I understand the events and policies that we have. On Saturdays we have many other chil...
by 1.82
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: Forward-Thinking Trash Tournament Seeking Writers
Replies: 15
Views: 1489

Re: Announcement: Forward-Thinking Trash Tournament Seeking Writers

100% of the video games questions will be on broadly popular games since 2010 (there will be no "classic gaming" or niche JRPG content in this tournament). Why are culturally-significant video games from before 2010 unworthy of being asked about in the same way as culturally significant TV, film, o...
by 1.82
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: Forward-Thinking Trash Tournament Seeking Writers
Replies: 15
Views: 1489

Announcement: Forward-Thinking Trash Tournament Seeking Writers

I am about to start working on a currently-unnamed trash set for use sometime in 2021 with a few other writers. This set will feature several innovations based on recent discussions of the purpose and scope of trash in quizbowl, including but not limited to the following: TIME DISTRIBUTION AND UNDER...
by 1.82
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl Monopolization and its Problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2166

Re: Quizbowl Monopolization and its Problems

With respect, Arjun, I don't actually see the "problems" that the title of this thread promises. The first time I read through the post, I was confused because online quizbowl doesn't seem like something that it would be possible to monopolize. You can't hoard quizbowl or corner the market on quizbo...
by 1.82
Wed May 27, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 7
Views: 2323

Re: Postseason poll

The results of the final poll for the 2019–20 collegiate quizbowl season are as follows. Thanks to our voters: Taylor Harvey, Ryan Humphrey, Mathew Lehmann, Bradley McLain, Ben Miller, and Jacob Reed. #1: University of Chicago, 150 points (ranked #1 on all ballots) #2: Columbia University, 144 point...
by 1.82
Thu May 21, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 7
Views: 2323

Re: Postseason poll

The poll is closing soon. I have received some votes (thanks to all who have voted so far), but I would love to have more, so be sure to e-mail me your top 25. Anyone can vote.
by 1.82
Fri May 08, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 7
Views: 2323

Re: Postseason poll

Is there a particular reason ballots should not be posted here, or am I misreading the OP? EDIT: I ask because I personally find ballots with explanations attached to them to be helpful and interesting discussion points That's a good question. This rule has generally been applied to college polls f...
by 1.82
Fri May 08, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 7
Views: 2323

Postseason poll

Since the announcement has come that ACF Nationals has been canceled, now is the time to vote. This is the announcement of the postseason poll for collegiate teams. Rank your top 25 in order. Feel free to discuss teams here, but please do not post ballots in the thread. Do not vote for high school t...
by 1.82
Thu May 07, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals Cancellation Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 1205

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

Has ACF considered extending 2021 Nats eligibility for graduating students who qualified the previous year? I completely understand this decision, but as someone who worked very hard to build a team that could qualify for Nats, I'm quite annoyed that we won't get to play a national championship tog...
by 1.82
Mon May 04, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 Chicago Open
Replies: 23
Views: 5638

Re: 2020 Chicago Open (POSTPONED)

This tournament has been postponed. A number of changes have been made to the original post in accordance - please re-read it for updates. We are actively considering options for when to re-host this tournament, from a fall or winter tournament ("QuizMas") to a full postponement to summer 2021. We ...
by 1.82
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33072

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

The probability (again assuming that ICT 2011 is a regular difficulty tournament,) of doing that well at both of those tournaments is simply calculated by multiplying those probabilities, which amounts to about 1/500,000. Doesn't this assume that the probabilities are independent? Is that a good as...
by 1.82
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33072

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

Elsewhere Ike has stated his interest in informing NAQT and ACF of the details of his investigation I would hope there be a formal recommendation on this from perhaps the tournament directors or ACF or...somebody I don't believe this will actually happen, but I would be strongly opposed if ACF make...
by 1.82
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33072

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

I would hope there be a formal recommendation on this from perhaps the tournament directors or ACF or...somebody, just to get the recommendation formalized and recorded (and to be in place for future incidents). With regard to this recommendation, it should be pointed out that Ike and his associate...
by 1.82
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33072

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

My views on this subject accord most closely with Andrew's and Jonathen's, of the views expressed in this thread. I think it is reasonable to describe Michael Zhuang's position as being that cheating is a bad thing done by bad people, and any attempt to differentiate between forms of cheating or int...
by 1.82
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33072

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

- I also appreciate that at no point did I see anyone ever make any arguments from reputation i.e. "so-and-so could not possibly have cheated because they have played QB a long time." That's a very democratic perspective, I think, and I wanted to laud the community for that. I disagree. If this is ...
by 1.82
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33072

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

One of the parties involved is suspected of having a long history of cheating on Internet packets, and it’s an “open secret” they’re a Googler for Internet packets. Suspected by whom? I have no idea what this is in reference to, despite being an editor of this set and being privy to whatever commun...
by 1.82
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2020)
Replies: 37
Views: 7822

Where are you going to college next year? (2020)

If you know that you'll be going to college next year and plan on playing quizbowl, post where you're headed in this thread. As always, only post in this thread if you've decided on a school; don't post in this thread to say that you're thinking about some schools but don't know for sure yet, althou...
by 1.82
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13622

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

It doesn't seem like a strawman to me to suggest that one vision being articulated here by a lot of the anti-grad student crowd is making every single tournament above EFT a bunch easier, kicking all the grad students out, and hoping that a bunch of stronger high school players sign on and can repl...
by 1.82
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13622

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

Speaking as someone who began playing in college, I would personally have found a significantly easier Regionals-Nationals that let good high school players dominate (with little work required to scale up) massively demoralizing, and would likely have stopped playing after freshman year. Starting q...
by 1.82
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13622

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

Many of the best players in the middle of my career (besides me, obviously), were late UGs and early grad students (Matt Jackson, Matt Bollinger, Jordan Brownstein, Jacob Reed, Will Alston, Auroni Gupta at the time). Your proposed UG championship would also be dominated by a few of these figures, a...
by 1.82
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13622

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

I basically disagree with this post. I'm sure other people will chime in as to why, but I'll just speak as someone who didn't play in high school at all but did play college nats to note that this is an incredibly bold claim, particularly coming from someone who has never played a college nationals:...
by 1.82
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP
Replies: 18
Views: 8020

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP

I've been alerted to the fact that I didn't understand Ophir's scale; this set is and has been intended to be regular-difficulty, i.e. Regionals. Sorry for any confusion. Hasn't Regionals always run harder than regular difficulty? There are always more challenging answer lines / deeper hard parts a...
by 1.82
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Archving the old Yahoo! group
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

Re: Archving the old Yahoo! group

I missed this thread earlier, but I actually have the entire Yahoo group (at least through December 7, 2008) saved on my hard drive, as well as archives of the old mailing list. I'll look into how I can disseminate this.
by 1.82
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Schurniverse: It's a Schur Thing (Early Summer 2020)
Replies: 9
Views: 4708

Re: Schurniverse: It's a Schur Thing (Early Summer 2020)

Auks Ran Ova wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:49 am
Aw, no FJM :(
Yeah, I don't think I can play this without a dedicated Murray Chass section of the distribution.
by 1.82
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Daylight time is different from standard time
Replies: 7
Views: 4521

Daylight time is different from standard time

I'm putting this thread on this board because it's germane to every post on this board, but if there's a better place for it then please move it, mods. Currently by fiat of our respective governments we are in daylight time, and we will be until November. This means that every post that announces ti...
by 1.82
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 13218

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

Why do teams playing all other mirrors of ACF Fall have to pay $20 more than teams playing the Los Angeles mirror? The Southern California circuit petitioned us for a discount, providing an explanation of why their circuit had particular needs that other circuits did not. What is the process for su...
by 1.82
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 13218

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

Why do teams playing all other mirrors of ACF Fall have to pay $20 more than teams playing the Los Angeles mirror?
by 1.82
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 5533

Re: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines

The ACF Fall announcement has been posted and ACF's list of regions has not been changed, which is to say that the concerns that I presented have not been addressed in any way. Given that the list of regions was linked in the tournament announcement, this leaves two possibilities: 1) ACF's list of r...
by 1.82
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall "Gentlemen's Agreements"
Replies: 5
Views: 4429

Re: ACF Fall "Gentlemen's Agreements"

I don't really know about that. 1) I think that if your circuit wants to have a "gentleman's agreement" rule and the Midwest wants to knock each others' brains out on easy questions, why do you care what they do? That might sound a little bit snarky, but I mean it as a genuine question. Is there an...
by 1.82
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 5533

Re: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines

I am not sure why Maryland is placed in the same region as New York and a different region from Virginia. By way of illustration, Maryland and Virginia attended the same site of ACF Regionals (either as a participant or host) in 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 (this tournament was, if memory serves, hoste...
by 1.82
Mon May 06, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Pre-Nats @ UCSD (5/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 2305

Re: Triton Pre-Nats @ UCSD (5/18)

Why is an open tournament being run on a novice-oriented set?
by 1.82
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Canadian Player Poll
Replies: 44
Views: 16524

Re: 2019 Canadian Player Poll

I suppose I could amend the description to make it absolutely clear that the "Canadian" here refers to the circuit and not the country overall, but no one (to my knowledge) has ever actually interpreted the poll this way until you started posting--indeed, if you actually took the name literally and...
by 1.82
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Canadian Player Poll
Replies: 44
Views: 16524

Re: 2019 Canadian Player Poll

It's truly bizarre that anyone could take "Canada" to mean "the country of Canada" instead of its obvious plain meaning, "the area around Lake Ontario".
by 1.82
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 21401

Why don't we have 1/1 math?

When it comes to the standard quizbowl distribution, a lot of the reasoning behind why things are the way they are is because of tradition. The reason that 20/20 is the standard round length boils down to tradition, although it has turned out to work pretty well; I imagine that's the same reason we ...
by 1.82
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 29114

Re: ICT format and seeding discussion

Benin Rebirth Party wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:44 am
Did the pre-nationals poll even happen this year?
I, uh, forgot to run it, which is on me, but none of you people bothered to remind me, which is on you!
by 1.82
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 29114

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

Without touching questions of tone and whatnot (and also without discussing carrying over losses against non-common opponents, since that has been talked to death), it seems that the issue is that Division I ICT is a 36-team tournament where teams are limited to 13 games before finals, not counting ...
by 1.82
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 18411

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

As Charlie has so elegantly pointed out, not all of us are cool enough to live in New York and we live less fulfilling lives as a result. Maybe because I live in the provinces, personally I've found quizbowl very rewarding from a social standpoint; there's no aspect of my life that's worse off as a ...
by 1.82
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at Purdue (3/2/19)
Replies: 17
Views: 5819

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

Aayush Rajasekaran has been playing collegiate quizbowl since 2011 . Jay Misuk has been playing collegiate quizbowl since 2006 , when a current college freshman would have been five years old. There's no adequate analogy to convey how pathetic it is that these people would travel any distance (let a...
by 1.82
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)
Replies: 24
Views: 11664

Re: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)

Cheynem wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:54 pm
I hope we don't get any more Luke Scott tossups.
Scott enjoys hunting and is a firearms enthusiast. He is a supporter of greater personal responsibility and smaller government.[21]
by 1.82
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 8112

Re: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT

Should ICT recognize small colleges like NSC recognizes small high schools? Yes. (In my dream world, there is an SSNCT for college, an idea that no one will ever implement because it would be wildly unprofitable. In my slightly-less-insane dream world, there are a divisions of large and/or national...
by 1.82
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 1
Views: 3117

Re: Midseason poll 2018–19

Voting has concluded. The 11 voters were Geoffrey Chen, Nick Collins, Justin Hawkins, Ryan Humphrey, Moses Kitakule, Jack Mehr, Jakob Myers, Rudra Ranganathan, Graham Reid, Vishwa Shanmugam, and Kevin Wang. Thanks to each of them for taking the time to contribute. 1. University of Chicago (Chicago, ...
by 1.82
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 1
Views: 3117

Midseason poll 2018–19

It's time for the midseason installment of the most sacred rite in quizbowl, the collegiate poll. Please vote. Feel free to discuss, but do not post ballots directly in the thread. Do not vote for high school teams. You can vote for B teams. Ballots must contain 25 teams. E-mail them to me at [email protected]...
by 1.82
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 19941

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

I enjoyed reading this set. Some typographical errors that it might be useful to correct (some substantive, some not): In Harvard/UCSD/Swarthmore A, Joe Tinker's name is misspelled "Tinkers" and the German name of the Ring cycle is given as Der Ring des Nibelungens when it should be Der Ring des Nib...
by 1.82
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall South Atlantic - Tusculum University, 11-03-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 3148

Re: ACF Fall South Atlantic - Tusculum University, 11-03-2018

Obviously, the full announcement that was supposed to be posted at the beginning of September, nearly two months ago, has not been posted, and no information has been sent to teams that signed up for this site. More generally, Chuck Pearson has been totally incommunicado (although he has logged onto...
by 1.82
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 55857

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

Will ACF disclose the other five sites that submitted bids? If ACF feels the need to keep this information secret from the public, what is the reasoning?
by 1.82
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 20128

Re: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018

I strongly agree with this; we had 8 fairly mismatched games and then weren't able to play UMD B, an experience we were looking forward to. In UMD's case, this meant that 5 of their 12 games were against high schools! (I am aware that at least one of the high school teams here was very good.) Again...
by 1.82
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 8831

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

Yeah nobody disputes that quizbowl prodigies shouldn't be playing novice tournaments, I just wanted to say "hey, by saying that it's the duty of a novice tournament TD to check team rosters for ineligible players, you are asking TDs to do a lot of work and because data is in so many different place...
by 1.82
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 8831

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

This is an important point made well. As I mentioned in a Facebook comment today, it's useful to think of eligibility rules not just as a punitive measure, but as a tool to help clubs understand which players are of an appropriate level of experience to be playing the set. The lack of clarity in thi...