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by meebles127
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity
Replies: 16
Views: 4427

Re: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity

This post is reserved for committed packets. If you want to mirror this, please send me an email with the date of your event and "Vanity Insanity Mirror" in the subject. I will allow this to be mirrored until December, 2020 so this can be run after Fall 2020 events if desired. Additionally...
by meebles127
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity
Replies: 16
Views: 4427

Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity

Hello. I am pleased to announce Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event. All proceeds from this event will go to support The Trevor Project , an organization that supports suicide prevention efforts for LBGTQ+ youth. The Trevor Project runs a hotline, as well as an online chat and text servi...
by meebles127
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set
Replies: 18
Views: 3387

Re: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set

I fully believe that this person is deserving of some form of punishment. People need to be aware and learn that their consequences online have real consequences. I would say that some form of banishment from online quizbowl spaces (namely Discord) for some length of time would be more than reasonab...
by meebles127
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: To NAQT: Ask Ken Jennings to Promote Pyramidal Quiz Bowl on Twitter ASAP
Replies: 8
Views: 1770

Re: To NAQT: Ask Ken Jennings to Promote Pyramidal Quiz Bowl on Twitter ASAP

I would like to second Ankit's suggestion. Throughout my outreach efforts in various activities, notably quizbowl and FIRST Robotics, it is much easier to convince someone to come to a meeting if it's something they've heard of before. FIRST has accomplished this by appearing in a Netflix documentar...
by meebles127
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Should quizbowl reform the three-part bonus?
Replies: 18
Views: 3101

Re: Should quizbowl reform the three-part bonus?

As an individual who has a lot of experience playing the VHSL format I much prefer 3 part bonuses. It creates a nice break between tossups and gives you a minute to ground yourself instead of just going from tossup to tossup.
by meebles127
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: QuizCo Equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 1429

Re: QuizCo Equipment

Jakob makes a great suggestion but if you're interested in exploring different types of systems to decide which is the best for you, here is a thread I wrote about selecting a buzzer system . I personally believe that the Andersons are the best buzzer system you can buy. They just happen to be the c...
by meebles127
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CNN Tournament (Novice); Cave Spring Middle School, Roanoke, VA 10/26/19
Replies: 3
Views: 3961

Re: CNN Tournament (Novice); Cave Spring Middle School, Roanoke, VA 10/26/19

Salem would like to thank Cave Spring Middle School for running a very smooth and efficient tournament.
by meebles127
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: The Herb Brooks Memorial Packet
Replies: 3
Views: 7238

Re: The Herb Brooks Memorial Packet

I will be reading this packet again at 1600 ET on Sunday, October 27, barring any major objections. As a reminder, this is not a movie packet. It is a packet about the happenings of the 1980 US Olympic Hockey team. I have, however, made an effort to try to ensure that most TUs can be converted in th...
by meebles127
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: The Herb Brooks Memorial Packet
Replies: 3
Views: 7238

Re: The Herb Brooks Memorial Packet

I've decided that due to school commitments that this packet will only be 10 tossups with an additional "bonus" question that will be read after the first ten. I will be reading this packet at 1400 UTC on Saturday, September 28th in #packet of the discord unless there are any major objecti...
by meebles127
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Sets for 2019-2020 Season
Replies: 0
Views: 4286

VHSL Sets for 2019-2020 Season

Curious as to which NAQT sets that VHSL-affiliated teams would be unable to play this season, I contacted NAQT and received an answer that I figured would be of use to other teams in the VHSL. Emily, Based on previous years, we will be converting IS-187A and IS-189A into the regular season/district ...
by meebles127
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: The Herb Brooks Memorial Packet
Replies: 3
Views: 7238

The Herb Brooks Memorial Packet

As many of you know, I am somewhat obsessed with the 1980 US Men's Olympic Hockey team. As such, I've decided to write a 20 tossup packet on the team, titled "The Herb Brooks Memorial Packet" in honor of Herb Brooks. The packet will be hard but I'm trying my best to make the later clues ac...
by meebles127
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"
Replies: 14
Views: 7488

Re: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"

PM 28A-6-1 (1) SEMESTER RULE/8th to 10th Grade (9-91)- An eighth grade student who is placed in the tenth grade is immediately eligible and has eight semesters of eligibility remaining. Tfw you're a college sophomore competing against high schoolers. If you look at another section of the rules you ...
by meebles127
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro Area Discussion - 2019-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 5857

DC Metro Area Discussion - 2019-2020

Now that the date claim thread is open I figured I'd start the discussion thread.

I'll start it off with a question: Are there any teams in the VA/DC/MD area that you think are on the rise for the upcoming season?
by meebles127
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: My Guide to High School Outreach
Replies: 3
Views: 11099

Re: My Guide to High School Outreach

I'd also like to point out the existence of Matt's Buzzers for teams that are in need of a buzzer system that is unable to afford one or needs assistance with covering the cost. Additionally, I'll point out my buzzer system thread for those teams deciding which set to purchase.
by meebles127
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: So You Want to Buy a Buzzer System
Replies: 9
Views: 10357

Re: So You Want to Buy a Buzzer System

I see that the write-up only references Zeecraft's wired systems and not their wireless set. It's probably for the best, as I've run into several issues with the wireless sets, particularly if different sets are set up in neighboring rooms and they're not set to different channels. (If I recall cor...
by meebles127
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: So You Want to Buy a Buzzer System
Replies: 9
Views: 10357

Re: So You Want to Buy a Buzzer System

I have no personal experience with "The Judge" so I am unable to speak to its durability as well as other factors I considered within my reviews.
by meebles127
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: So You Want to Buy a Buzzer System
Replies: 9
Views: 10357

So You Want to Buy a Buzzer System

I've noticed recently that there isn't a good comprehensive overview of the different types of buzzer systems offered. The wiki page regarding buzzer systems is slightly outdated so I've decided to lay out several types of buzzer systems offered as well as my opinions on them. At the end of the post...
by meebles127
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"
Replies: 14
Views: 7488

Re: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"

When discussing the VHSL the transfer rule is another one worth highlighting. I was forced to move between two schools in a very short period of time last year (I'm now back at my original affiliation) and my high school career was almost ended because of said rule.
by meebles127
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to build "stamina"
Replies: 20
Views: 9896

Re: How to build "stamina"

One thing I've found particularly helpful is abstaining from caffeine until after lunch. Normally around round 6 or 7 I'll drink a caffeinated pop and it'll be enough to get me through the rest of the tournament.
by meebles127
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: My Guide to High School Outreach
Replies: 3
Views: 11099

Re: My Guide to High School Outreach

Those are both resources that I disseminate to my teammates but I did not include them on this list because those resources are a part of this website. I figured that if you were reading this post you would already know them. I'll be sure to add them shortly though.
by meebles127
Fri May 31, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: My Guide to High School Outreach
Replies: 3
Views: 11099

My Guide to High School Outreach

Outreach is extremely important in Quizbowl but the vast majority of the discussion I've seen around it seems to focus on the college level of play. Many of the tactics discussed for college outreach, however, don't translate that well to the game at the high school level. I've spent over a year wor...
by meebles127
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: What tournaments are "must-attend" events, and why?
Replies: 16
Views: 9585

Re: What tournaments are "must-attend" events, and why?

Sorry to revive a dead thread but I went to Cave Spring Invitational in Roanoke, Virginia and it was extremely enjoyable and well-run.