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by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)
Replies: 34
Views: 6508

Re: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

If any players who are proficient in science are still looking for a team, and don't mind playing with a bunch of high schoolers, they should let me know!
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2013-14
Replies: 15
Views: 6590

Re: Michigan 2013-14

Will HSAPQ once again be providing the questions for the old KMO state tournament?
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NASAT Set & Tournament Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 12440

Re: 2013 NASAT Set & Tournament Discussion

To the writer who wrote the pretzel tossup, I thank you for writing the tossup that gave me one of my favorite buzzes of all time. Although, I must ask what subject that was in.
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT conversion stats
Replies: 46
Views: 10805

Re: 2013 HSNCT conversion stats

Do you keep conversion stats for particular categories of questions? Because I'm interested in seeing how the conversion rates for geography compare to other subjects. This was posted up-thread. I assume this is what you were asking for. Could you post conversion breakdowns by category? Category (%...
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2013-14
Replies: 15
Views: 6590

Re: Michigan 2013-14

I'll be up at Central this year, so I'll try and see if I can get the school to host something that isn't another housewrite.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC Set Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 9869

Re: 2013 NSC Set Discussion

I think the clue for Polk about the secretary of the interior is incorrect. The first secretary of the Interior office took office on March 8th 1849, four days after Taylor had been sworn in.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC Set Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 9869

Re: 2013 NSC Set Discussion

High Noon was much too obscure of a movie for the target audience of this set for it to be a tossup, I'm not saying every movie tossup should be on Hitchcock, but High Noon is out of range for high school, and I've only heard one person convert it so far. Of course I could just be disillusioned and ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ideal Question Distribution
Replies: 18
Views: 4641

Re: Ideal Question Distribution

24/24 Meta
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT conversion stats
Replies: 46
Views: 10805

Re: 2013 HSNCT conversion stats

Could I see the exact conversion rate for the Greene tossup? I think it was round 19, or whatever the fourth round of the playoffs was.
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 5
Replies: 47
Views: 10875

Re: Geography Monstrosity 5 (postponed to NSC)

bt_green_warbler wrote:This will take place Sunday after the NSC is over.
In that case I will have to drop out.
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 163639

Re: ProtoBowl

merv1618 wrote:What's to stop them just making another gmail account and a fake "reasonable" name or even worse, someone else's actual name? By this point it'd become more of a burden on the site managers.
I suppose making an account be linked to an I.P. address would stop the less tech-savy spammers.
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying for College History, Book recommendations?
Replies: 13
Views: 3296

Re: Studying for College History, Book recommendations?

This is a good example of what may be good for quizbowl but bad history. Plutarch is undeniably GREAT for quizbowl, but that's terrible because he made up most of the "illustrative," moralizing anecdotes that are QB-famous and he was functionally no closer to or more knowledgeable about t...
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying for College History, Book recommendations?
Replies: 13
Views: 3296

Re: Studying for College History, Book recommendations?

Parallel Lives is a very nice text for Roman and Greek history, and it has the added bonus of letting you know who's paired with who for those obnoxious "Politician X is paired with Y in Parallel Lives," clues. For Byzantine history I highly recommend the work Lost to the West , it's a rea...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 56471

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

I guess I just didn't remember the date being in the bonus. Thanks!
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 56471

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

Can you post the Ulysees S Grant related battle bonus? I remember the last part of it being kind of vague.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon May 20, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 5
Replies: 47
Views: 10875

Re: Geography Monstrosity 5 (May 24, Atlanta)

bt_green_warbler wrote:
Weighted Companion Cube wrote:I'll be playing this with assorted DCC people.
Please note that this field is limited to five teams. The six entities listed in the current field should arrange some sort of merger so that everyone gets to play.
In that case, I've been given the o.k. to join the Nag-Reed-Bennett team.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon May 20, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 5
Replies: 47
Views: 10875

Re: Geography Monstrosity 5 (May 24, Atlanta)

I'll be playing this with assorted DCC people.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon May 06, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)
Replies: 121
Views: 27647

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)

I'll play this with anyone who wants to play with a high schooler who can guarantee a ppg that isn't negative.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun May 05, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Side Event for HSNCT: Roger de Flor vs. the World
Replies: 28
Views: 6671

Re: New Side Event for HSNCT: Roger de Flor vs. the World

this comes off as kind of weird. I certainly don't think you have a personal bias, yet I do think you might have just rephrased your announcement to be "Here is a Byzantine history packet." This. I would have been the first person to sign up for this, and would have willing to play it in ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sat May 04, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Side Event for HSNCT: Roger de Flor vs. the World
Replies: 28
Views: 6671

Re: New Side Event for HSNCT: Roger de Flor vs. the World

I feel as if I should have been consulted before a side event dedicated to my pseudonym was made. Regardless, this sounds exciting and I will undoubtedly play this.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 163639

Re: ProtoBowl

cornfused wrote:Traffic is down because of the trolls that populate /lobby.
There are a good amount of mods now, so that number has plummeted significantly.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where to Cry "Fraud!"
Replies: 4
Views: 3350

Re: Where to Cry "Fraud!"

Frater Taciturnus wrote:If Andy Watkins Buzzes.
Hey, he just wanted to have real knowledge of the questions.
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Venting rage: Cheaters edition
Replies: 74
Views: 46566

Re: Venting rage: Cheaters edition

I'm surprised that I haven't seen any bad jokes about Andy having attended Shady Side High School.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2012-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 11138

Re: Michigan 2012-2013

I'm pleased to say that the State Championship hosted by the MSU Honors College will be obtaining questions from HSAPQ for this year's question. I hope that these questions provide a more enjoyable experience and fair competition for all teams. I'd also like to thank Matt Weiner from HSAPQ and Bess...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl VI @ Hunter College High School, NYC (4/6/13)
Replies: 25
Views: 17080

Re: Prison Bowl VI @ Hunter College High School, NYC (4/6/13)

serasuna wrote:
Edward Powers wrote:Any update on all of those quite interesting teams who have shown interest but have not yet fully committed to coming?
Not yet. The registration deadline is coming up in 2 or so weeks, so get those in!
DCC will not be attending due to our NAQT states being on that day.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)
Replies: 20
Views: 7358

Re: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)

DCC's streak continues to 1999 with our first place, meaning DCC has finished in the top 25 every year, while Dorman continues to 2002, with their first hsnct placing in 2001 being just outside 25 at 26.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 163639

Re: ProtoBowl

I think it would be great to immediately cut back on number the moderators. I, for one, am posting this after getting banned without warning for hitting enter a few times. I must congratulate you on the effectiveness of your block system, though; it managed to defeat all of my attempts to access th...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Mirror @ MSU, March 23, 2013
Replies: 27
Views: 9623

Re: Terrapin Mirror @ MSU, March 23, 2013

I've updated the field. As I wrote above, the field currently consists of St. Joseph High School as well as an undefined number of Michigan teams (at least one). We're waiting for information from Brian McPeak of Maryland about the possibility that our site (and maybe others) may allow teams that w...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Kentucky Spring Championship - 3/2/2013
Replies: 58
Views: 23115

Re: University of Kentucky Spring Championship - 3/2/2013

For some reason all tiebreaker/placement games are appearing as forfeits in the final stats.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT 2013 Individual/Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 6779

Re: Individual/Specific Question Discussion

I feel as if the word order for the first clue of the black plague tossup should be re-arranged to say something like "in response to this event, the statute of laborers......." as the statue of laborers was the cause of Wat Tyler's rebellion, which made me neg that tossup with Wat Tyler's...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT 2013 General Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 3825

Re: BHSAT 2013 General Discussion

I thought that the set was good overall. The only problems i remember were minor, but there were some pretty big swings in difficulty of answer lines (I remember rounding and quantum computing in particular tripping up our science player) and a few rounds seemed to have too many common link tossups ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT 2013 Individual/Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 6779

Re: Individual/Specific Question Discussion

If you could post the question (or just the first clue) on the black death, that'd be appreciated,
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 163639

Re: ProtoBowl

I think one possible move that could make admins more effective is to give moderators the ability place quarantines on the lobby and not let anyone in for a certain amount of time. What exactly would this accomplish, though? I guess it's decent for room population control, though I don't think that...
by Kilroy Was Here
Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 163639

Re: ProtoBowl

I think one possible move that could make admins more effective is to give moderators the ability place quarantines on the lobby and not let anyone in for a certain amount of time.
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 Texas Invitational (Feb. 22-24, Rice) [D1 SCT, ACF Reg]
Replies: 17
Views: 6932

Re: 2013 Texas Invitational (Feb. 22-24, Rice)

Any word on what set this will be using for the second event? Seeing as how many of the packet deadlines college sets are coming up soon, it would be really nice to know who we should be sending our questions to.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity: INTENSE — 2012–12–22 (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 50
Views: 114111

Re: New Trier Varsity: INTENSE — 2012–12–22 (Winnetka, IL)

Has there been a decision as to wether or not there will be powers for this? A decision has not been made. It basically depends on how much free time I have between when I receive the set and the tournament. To be a little more forward: Doesn't it also "basically depend" on whether the se...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity: INTENSE — 2012–12–22 (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 50
Views: 114111

Re: New Trier Varsity: INTENSE — 2012–12–22 (Winnetka, IL)

Has there been a decision as to wether or not there will be powers for this?
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: discuss randomization here
Replies: 20
Views: 6424

Re: discuss randomization here

Does momentum have an influence over how a match goes? I'm wondering if packing science questions early would help a science-heavy team simply because they start the game with more momentum. In my personal experience, getting a few tossups in a row will make me more agressive, which if things go we...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament difficulty discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 26865

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament difficulty discussion

I'm not complaining about the easy parts at all. I guess I should clarify that when I say "hilariously," I mean that the length of the bonus and the seemingly random things it gave to make it convertible made it humorous, not that it was just too easy. My complaint was that a lot of the mi...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament difficulty discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 26865

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament difficulty discussion

As someone who enjoys his harder sets, I greatly enjoyed this set's tossups. It wasn't as hard as past HFT's in terms of some of the answerlines (which disappointed me to an extent,) but the tossups still started with lead ins that were hard enough to distinguish between two teams. There were howeve...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rube X at MSU, January 19, 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 4087

Re: Rube X at MSU, January 19, 2013

David Riley wrote:Can the tryout set for NASAT be mirrored in other states as well?
I believe they are using pennance, so I would assume the answer is yes.
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific question discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 6406

Re: Specific question discussion

I don't know about you guys, but I love it when at tournaments like PACE 2012 I'm the only one of around four people capable of buzzing off of the road-construction clue for Detroit, and that lets me beat teams from New Jersey. Edit: I guess I should clarify that this is a semi-sarcastic post on wh...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific question discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 6406

Re: Specific question discussion

I don't know about you guys, but I love it when at tournaments like PACE 2012 I'm the only one of around four people capable of buzzing off of the road-construction clue for Detroit, and that lets me beat teams from New Jersey. Edit: I guess I should clarify that this is a semi-sarcastic post on wh...
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific question discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 6406

Re: Specific question discussion

I don't know about you guys, but I love it when at tournaments like PACE 2012 I'm the only one of around four people capable of buzzing off of the road-construction clue for Detroit, and that lets me beat teams from New Jersey. Edit: I guess I should clarify that this is a semi-sarcastic post on why...
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 163639

Re: ProtoBowl

So far, this has been great. Is there any chance of getting a hold of a bonus database for use? My team has set up a room, and it works very well. The ability to establish custom distribs is great, and the UI is very smooth. EDIT: Perhaps include several common distribs, ACF, NAQT, the like? The qu...
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 163639

Re: ProtoBowl

Anyway you can remove the pause button in the Lobby? Nobody actually uses it, people just troll with it.
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 163639

Re: ProtoBowl

Could you just get rid of the skip function? It leaves it open to trolling and general frustration.
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific question discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 6406

Re: Specific question discussion

You may have a case for the "Istria" thing, although I think Istria is technically a bit north of Dalmatia. I'm not a geography person, so I won't comment further on that. As for the "region" issue, I don't think it's any more misleading to call the Balkans a "region" ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific question discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 6406

Re: Specific question discussion

16. The Rhodope and Pirin Mountains can be found in this region. Istria lies along the westernmost portion of this region, and its northern boundary is partially delineated by the Sava River. The Dinaric Alps lie in the west of this region that is bounded to the southwest by the Ionian Sea. The cit...
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific question discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 6406

Re: Specific question discussion

Could I see the tossup on the Balkan peninsula?