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by Frauny Von Smiley
Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 30363

Re: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion

Modifications like that can be worked out fairly easily. Other overly British content would also be changed for the American sites.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 30363

Re: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion

William & Mary is helping write Oxford Open and we're looking to see if there's interest in running it at other sites in the US. If MUT doesn't end up happening, Oxford Open would be a reasonable replacement for it.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 76271

Re: Preseason Poll

Has anyone heard anything about Louisville? They had a very solid team last year, and if they're returning their key players they should get some recognition.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 76271

Re: Preseason Poll

Carleton gains Paul Kirk-Davidoff who intends to play, Yale gains Isaac Kirk-Davidoff.

When is the deadline for submitting a ballot?
by Frauny Von Smiley
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 76271

Re: Preseason Poll

William & Mary gains Jonathan Leidenheimer and (probably) Alex Frey.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2014: August 2
Replies: 57
Views: 30569

Re: VCU Open 2014: August 2

I'm looking for a team. I'm generally pretty OK on everything that isn't science, if anybody is looking for that sort of player.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Matchmaking (Richmond)
Replies: 1
Views: 1515

VCU Open Matchmaking (Richmond)

Since a few people posted in the tournament announcement that they were looking for teams, I thought I'd start a matchmaking thread. I'll make a spreadsheet when I'm done with work to organize everything.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 42293

Re: ACF Nationals 2015: seeking host bids

Is there a deadline for submitting a bid?
by Frauny Von Smiley
Fri May 23, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror
Replies: 135
Views: 55642

Re: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror

Thanks, that would be great.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Thu May 22, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror
Replies: 135
Views: 55642

Re: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror

In the off chance that people are still looking for teammates at this point, I'm available to play on a team or staff if need be.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Praise Song
Replies: 35
Views: 12658

Re: Praise Song

I'm not entirely sure if this is what the thread is for, but I'd like to publicly thank Chris Miller for his hard work and dedication which was vital to getting a stable club at William & Mary going again.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT-format submission tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 4837

Re: NAQT-format submission tournament

I should add that William & Mary is also very interested in collaborating on writing a tournament.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT-format submission tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 4837

Re: NAQT-format submission tournament

I had actually been considering trying to write a tournament like this, so I'd be interested in playing/writing for/whatever for it.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open/second summer open this year
Replies: 44
Views: 20455

Re: VCU Open/second summer open this year

I'd be very interest in playing option 1, but I'd be willing to help write anything if needed.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion
Replies: 169
Views: 48351

Re: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion

I want to preface everything by saying that I thought that the vast majority of the set was excellent. The questions were interesting and challenging, while still being accessible and fun to teams outside of the top bracket. However, I am extremely unhappy about the noise of the concert. I do not kn...
by Frauny Von Smiley
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 76007

Re: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University

Is there going to be a specific thread for discussing the contents/running of the tournament?
by Frauny Von Smiley
Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DRAGOON @ Illinois (11/16/13)
Replies: 18
Views: 8279

Re: DRAGOON @ Illinois (11/16/13)

Is there any way that I could get a copy of this tournament to use in my team's practices?
by Frauny Von Smiley
Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings
Replies: 56
Views: 11066

Re: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings

At the time I posted this, William & Mary was ranked 13th. While I appreciate the vote of confidence, I think this may indicate that some people may not be using this program properly.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 36
Views: 11983

Re: CO Matchmaking

I would like to play/contribute to a packet, though I won't be entirely sure if I can go for some time.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Mid-Atlantic @ Virginia Tech (2/8/14)
Replies: 18
Views: 6130

Re: NAQT SCT Mid-Atlantic @ Virginia Tech (2/8/14)

Now that the field is set, has there been any determination on what format it will be (round robin, round robin plus bracketed playoffs, etc.)?
by Frauny Von Smiley
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SUBMIT, Maryland Site [2/1/14]
Replies: 10
Views: 4219

Re: SUBMIT, Maryland Site [2/1/14]

I don't know what other areas are expected to get large amounts of snow over the next few days, but is there any contingency plan in the event that the weather causes a substantial hardship for traveling teams?
by Frauny Von Smiley
Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SUBMIT, Maryland Site [2/1/14]
Replies: 10
Views: 4219

Re: SUBMIT, Maryland Site [2/1/14]

Is there any field update?
by Frauny Von Smiley
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The 2013-14 Tournament Schedule
Replies: 79
Views: 23047

Re: The 2013-14 Tournament Schedule

Is there any news regarding if/when MUT is going to happen?
by Frauny Von Smiley
Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall Mirror - UVA (11/3/13)
Replies: 37
Views: 14542

Re: 2013 Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall Mirror - UVA

William and Mary has registered a team, a second team my be registered in the near future.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 31073

Re: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread

Would anybody have any objection to William & Mary hosting a tournament on January 25th?
by Frauny Von Smiley
Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 54
Views: 20679

Re: Preseason Poll

I know it's late/not going to make a huge difference but I will be attending William and Mary for law and Venu Katta is an incoming Freshman not listed on the list.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13
Replies: 56
Views: 20384

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13

I will be attending law school at William and Mary next year. The current team seems to be a bit disorganized, but hopefully a little more interest will help the team become more stable.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Security Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 20696

Re: NAQT Security Discussion

Regardless of whether or not certain schools have particular cultures which foster attitudes that make cheating more acceptable, we do know that NAQT has had a significant problem with question security, and we should try to keep this discussion about ways to improve the system. I admit that I don't...
by Frauny Von Smiley
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 75
Views: 16838

Re: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

I would like to play this, so you can add me to the free agent list.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Open Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 19898

Re: Illinois Open Discussion

I can safely say this was the least fun I've had at a Quizbowl Tournament. The poor grammar and atrocious inconsistency in bonus difficulty left me extremely frustrated from the first round. I can't really say I got anything out of it, and I think it was really an unfortunate tournament.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10
Replies: 51
Views: 13940

Re: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10

Hooray! Seems like a pretty good field. Should be a fun tournament.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Tue May 11, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2010: This is serious business
Replies: 66
Views: 14563

Re: Player Poll 2010: This is serious business

Cheynem wrote: Auroni is definitely one of the next great stars in quizbowl though, so he'll be in a top ten or two before his day is done.
Does anybody else think a "Top [reasonable number] rising quizbowl stars/prospects/adjective indicating inexperience but high potential" list would be interesting?
by Frauny Von Smiley
Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at Maggie Walker (Sunday, March 14, 2010)
Replies: 28
Views: 6015

Re: MUT mirror at Maggie Walker (Sunday, March 14, 2010)

What time is this going to start on Sunday?
by Frauny Von Smiley
Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A New Novice Tournament?
Replies: 16
Views: 3094

Re: A New Novice Tournament?

I think it would be nice if there was a tournament for rookies at the beginning of each year. I think it would let teams and players now how they need to develop. With a novice tournament, there's still going to be quite a few people with an entire year under their belt. These tournaments are really...
by Frauny Von Smiley
Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Academic credit
Replies: 19
Views: 7173

Re: Academic credit

I seriously don't find anything wrong with giving players an extra credit or so. They already have tons of 'fluff' classes for lack of a better word that offer the same thing and are much less academically valid.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Academic credit
Replies: 19
Views: 7173

Re: Academic credit

I long to see the day where Quizbowl Theory 301 is available on course catalogs all across America.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Philosophy of science
Replies: 11
Views: 1629

Philosophy of science

How would you classify scientific philosophy (Thomas Kuhn, Karl Popper etc...). While I personally think its totally valid to put them into the 'other science' category, I also think that open up an entire can of worm with more 'philosophy philosophers' for lack of a better word. For instance, Decar...
by Frauny Von Smiley
Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: This is a Thread About Movies
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: This is a Thread About Movies

I don't think that merely being a cult classic really qualifies a film to be included as an art.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: This is a Thread About Movies
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: This is a Thread About Movies

Personally, I would say that for a movie to be considered appropriate for fine arts that it should have to be at least 10 years old. I think the films have to show some sort of real and lasting impact on film making, and thus a movie that came out last year, no matter how good, can't really be part ...
by Frauny Von Smiley
Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How long should a tournament run?
Replies: 17
Views: 4650

Re: How long should a tournament run?

From my (limited) experience, I think that after a certain point, tournaments just skid to a halt unless if the matches that are being played are still significant in some way. Of course, it all depends on the schools, since serious or teams trying to improve will probably stay focused. As long as p...
by Frauny Von Smiley
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New New QBWiki
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Re: New New QBWiki

Thanks for getting this up.
by Frauny Von Smiley
Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Winter Mid-Atlantic at NC Wesleyan College
Replies: 27
Views: 7516

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Winter Mid-Atlantic at NC Wesleyan College

Congratulation to NC Wesleyan for hosting their first tournament and doing so quite well.