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Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FRENCH II on Discord (11/14)
Replies: 10
Views: 3134

Re: FRENCH II on Discord (11/14)

There is now a private discussion forum for the set.
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Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FRENCH II on Discord (11/14)
Replies: 10
Views: 3134

Re: FRENCH II on Discord (11/14)

We are one moderator short of being able to run this tournament. If you are available this Saturday (11/14) from 11-4 CST, I hope you will consider helping us out. If you do want to help, please add your name and email to the staffer section of the spreadsheet linked above.
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Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FRENCH II on Discord (11/14)
Replies: 10
Views: 3134

Re: FRENCH II on Discord (11/14)

I've combined preexisting teams/assigned free agents. Aside from the Walston/Bentley/Shimizu team (which is still a three person team because there weren't enough free agents to fill it), if you weren't on a team of four and neither you nor your preexisting partner received an email from me, it's be...
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Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FRENCH II on Discord (11/14)
Replies: 10
Views: 3134

Re: FRENCH II on Discord (11/14)

We are still looking for staffers for this event, which will now officially start at 11 am CST. If you are interested in $20 and our eternal gratitude, please put your name and email in the spreadsheet linked above. Between staffing issues and there only being one mirror instead of the two I had pla...
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Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FRENCH II on Discord (11/14)
Replies: 10
Views: 3134

Re: FRENCH II on Discord (10/24 and 11/14)

The 10/24 mirror is canceled due to lack of interest.
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Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FRENCH II on Discord (11/14)
Replies: 10
Views: 3134

Re: FRENCH II on Discord (10/24 and 11/14)

Since I expect this set to only take ~5 hours to run, there is some flexibility in when we can start. Please vote in the poll if there is a time you'd prefer. All options are in Central time.
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Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FRENCH II on Discord (11/14)
Replies: 10
Views: 3134

Re: FRENCH II on Discord (10/24 and 11/14)

A perfectly reasonable question. $20 per person. This set is quite large for a side event, and we hope that you all find both its quantity/quality worth the slightly higher cost.
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FRENCH II on Discord (11/14)
Replies: 10
Views: 3134

Re: FRENCH II on Discord

10/24 and 11/14 were the most voted for dates, so those are the days we will run this. Here is the team formation/staffing spreadsheet for both dates, with 10/24 on the first sheet and 11/14 on the second: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1K2qr7mFozEYT7s_fWHQLFtzups1SVuESFvH2jJgbnkw/edit?usp=s...
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Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FRENCH II on Discord (11/14)
Replies: 10
Views: 3134

FRENCH II on Discord (11/14)

FRENCH II is now ready to play. There are 12 packets of 20 questions each and it will cost $20 per person to play. It will be played as quads. To give more people a chance to fit it into their quizbowl schedule, I plan on running it twice over Discord on dates to be determined in the poll. I will ad...
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Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FRENCH II
Replies: 4
Views: 2548

Re: FRENCH II

We're nearly done writing, so the time has come for playtesting, probably on one or more of the next few Saturdays. Including tiebreakers, the set is 245 tossups. If you are interested in helping us with this, please fill out the following Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6isv...
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Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FRENCH II
Replies: 4
Views: 2548

Re: FRENCH II

Updates: 1. I am long overdue in recognizing Erik Christensen, Laurence Li, and Rahul Rao-Pothuraju in joining me in writing this set. They've written a lot of cool stuff and I greatly appreciate heir help. 2. As of posting, we are ~70% of the way through, so we are planning to have this ready for C...
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Tue May 28, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FRENCH II
Replies: 4
Views: 2548

Re: FRENCH II

The question ideas have not flown nearly as freely as they did when writing the previous FRENCH, so I am nowhere close to meeting the deadline I gave myself in the last post (73/240 questions are written). Therefore, I am seeking 2-3 people to help me write this set, with the intent to have it ready...
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Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is World History?
Replies: 11
Views: 5997

Re: What is World History?

What about questions on non-Western ethnic groups in Western countries? Following my previous logic, these would be world history, but I have trouble thinking about a toss up on Japanese-Americans as anything but American history. I think the disjunction comes from whether the emigrants want to join...
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Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is World History?
Replies: 11
Views: 5997

Re: What is World History?

I think questions on European colonialism could be justifiably categorized as either world or European, but ideally the writer/editor would choose clues that fit the distribution they choose to put it in. Much of the discussion I wanted to generate has already happened in the thread Bruce linked, bu...
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Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is World History?
Replies: 11
Views: 5997

What is World History?

I began thinking about this question during my most recent rereading of CMST upon reading the following toss up: According to Matthew Paris, a king of this modern-day country rejected a letter by King John in 1213 seeking an alliance and promptly expelled English envoys. The Mensagem (“men-SAH-zhem”...
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FRENCH II
Replies: 4
Views: 2548

FRENCH II

To get myself to focus more on writing, this is a very early announcement for FRENCH II. Based on my progress thus far (33 1/2 questions written in 10 months as of the original post) and the faster pace I plan on having, I'd like to have the set ready for CO 2019/summer side event weekends. The dist...
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Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)
Replies: 49
Views: 16043

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Like several people before me, I'm going to put out a broad call for teammates and express my excitement for Entirely Real Landscapes. For the main tournament, I'd prefer people who know science and lit, but I'd be happy to play with anyone.
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Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion - 2017 FRENCH
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

Re: Specific Question Discussion - 2017 FRENCH

I have revised the pederasty and New Guinea questions. The Tchaikovsky 4 question is in the set because I already had it written (it was an unused ACF Nats submission) and I was low on time when I was writing that section.
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Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 28210

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Would anyone be willing to run a Skype mirror of FRENCH? Having neither run a Skype tournament nor played in one, I'd rather not do it myself. There seems to be a fair amount of interest and all profits would go to the TD. Also, I've started a discussion thread for those who wish to talk about FRENC...
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Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FRENCH Open
Replies: 9
Views: 4049

FRENCH Open

I look forward to seeing what people have to say and welcome any and all respectful constructive criticism. Much of why I wrote FRENCH was to learn how to improve my question writing, so I'd appreciate your feedback. Before we begin, you should know that more than one version of the set has been dis...
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Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 36762

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Mich

I'd like to extend a thank you to everyone to staffed FRENCH for me on Sunday. I'm so grateful for those who helped make FRENCH a real event and I want to recompense you for your work. On that note, since French was my first time as TD and people were coming, going, and moving from staff to player, ...
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Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 28210

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

I'm not charging anything for distributing the set for mirrors. I've been contacted about mirrors in Canada and the UK, but nothing in the US outside of TTIAC weekend at Michigan is planned, online or otherwise. I'll distribute the set to anyone who wants to run a mirror assuming it happens by the e...
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Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 36762

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Mich

So that I can draw up schedules before Sunday, please express your interest in playing FRENCH on the spreadsheet (link in Auroni's first post in this thread ["here"]) before Friday. Free agents, please form teams among yourselves/find someone else to play with you or remove your name from the spread...
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Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 36762

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Mich

Some notes about FRENCH (formerly known as HIT): 1. Please address concerns about FRENCH to me, not Auroni, at [email protected].com. 2. Given the interest expressed on Auroni's side event spreadsheet and the restricted scope of the set, I'm limiting teams to two people. Register with the spreadsheet ...
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Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 28210

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Sorry for the wait, here are some updates: 1. I'm taking Bruce Lou's suggestion and changing the name of the tournament to FRENCH as it's much more creative than my idea. 2. Auroni has added FRENCH to the TTIAC side event list, so given sufficient interest, it's happening at Michigan and any mirrors...
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Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 28210

HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Hello quizbowl community, Since this is my first post and most of quizbowl at best knows me as the guy next to Andrew Wang, let me introduce myself. I am Alex Fregeau, a linguist turned archaeologist and primarily history quizbowl player who just graduated with my BA from UIUC. In an effort to impro...