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by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13041

Re: Beyond the canon...

I actually write perfectly canonical (is that the right adjective?) questions that are completely accesible. All I am advocating is a broadening of tossup answer lines, with things of significance receiving precedence over things with cool names like the war of Jenkins ear. I don't see what's so wr...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13041

Re: Beyond the canon...

While certainly I would like to see a hundredfold increase in the number of teams who play a full schedule each year, I think that if you really have a lot of teams in the Michigan area who do five Saturday tournaments a year in addition to a league, you're way ahead of a lot of regions. And, like ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13041

Re: Beyond the canon...

The things is though, the vast majority of novice teams dont play that many tournaments. At least in the Metro Detroit Area, an area saturated with quizbowl "clubs", 99% of teams (everyone except DCCand Detroit Country Day) plays in a league, the few MSU and UofM tournaments, naqt and KMO...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13041

Re: Beyond the canon...

This is a terrible idea. Quizbowl, at every level, is about accessible answers. Louis XIV comes up a lot because he's both important and accessible. To avoid stagnancy, you should change up the early clues you use about him or ask about different things at bonus parts (or do tossups on important th...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13041

Re: Beyond the canon...

In a perfect world, your argument would be valid: novice teams would graze on ample fields of easy novice tournaments, well-supplied by NAQT, HSAPQ, and in-house writing teams, while noted Byzantophile Peter Austin would return from exile in California and write decadent tossups on John Tzimiskes a...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13041

Re: Beyond the canon...

This is a terrible idea. Quizbowl, at every level, is about accessible answers. Louis XIV comes up a lot because he's both important and accessible. To avoid stagnancy, you should change up the early clues you use about him or ask about different things at bonus parts (or do tossups on important th...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13041

Re: Beyond the canon...

It's hard right now because it's not part of the cannon. There aren't that many important people in it (Heraclius, Irene, and the other Komnemus emperors). If they were to be introduced initially as bonus parts, people would learn them and boom, a major part of European history is in the cannon. I ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13041

Re: Beyond the canon...

It's hard right now because it's not part of the cannon. There aren't that many important people in it (Heraclius, Irene, and the other Komnemus emperors). If they were to be introduced initially as bonus parts, people would learn them and boom, a major part of European history is in the cannon. I ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13041

Re: Beyond the canon...

It's hard right now because it's not part of the cannon. There aren't that many important people in it (Heraclius, Irene, and the other Komnemus emperors). If they were to be introduced initially as bonus parts, people would learn them and boom, a major part of European history is in the cannon. I ...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13041

Re: Beyond the canon...

Byzantine history is way too hard for high schoolers outside of a few obvious answers. I'd say the same thing about post-Mao China: there are a couple things you could ask about, but even Deng is really pushing it as a tossup (and got poor conversion numbers last time he was tossed up, as I recall)...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 13041

Re: Beyond the canon...

I've always thought that Byzantine History is completely underrepresented.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)
Replies: 52
Views: 22966

Re: Midwest Championship at Northwestern (5/19/12)

Myself and a group of DCC kids are expressing interest in this.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wildcat XIV at Northwestern (5/20/12)
Replies: 17
Views: 7420

Re: Wildcat XIV at Northwestern (5/20/12)

Myself and a few kids from DCC are expressing interest in attending this.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST II) - 3/31/2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3302

Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST II) - 3/31/2012

Mewto55555 wrote:1 Art.
Why such a low art distribution? Not complaining, seeing as I'm not even going to this, but is there a reason?
Edit: I am an idiot who doesn't read very well, ignore this
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Texas Invitational (Feb 17-18)
Replies: 33
Views: 8936

Re: 2012 Texas Invitational (Feb 17-18)

Where would said live blog be?
by Kilroy Was Here
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Texas Invitational (Feb 17-18)
Replies: 33
Views: 8936

Re: 2012 Texas Invitational (Feb 17-18)

Any possibility that there will be a live blog for this?
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan State's March Madness Invitational
Replies: 11
Views: 3785

Re: Michigan State's March Madness Invitational

Is there a field for this yet?
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 25724

Re: Michigan 2011-12

xpmath wrote:Actually I think we decided that there wasn't a good date this year; next year we'll be sure to pick something in advance.
This is a post from someone who is very disappointed
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 2011-12
Replies: 76
Views: 25724

Re: Michigan 2011-12

We're lucky U of M and MSU both host a good amount of tournaments each year, although I think more mirrors of house writes (of Michigan-appropriate difficulty, like LIST) would be beneficial to Michigan high school quiz bowl. Everything about this sentence is true, and yeah, good quiz bowl might be...
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6
Replies: 47
Views: 13494

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6

Assuming my team does't win this round, I'd love to do this again, I still can only do the latest time slot though.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU's Ninth Annual Rube Goldberg Invitational (1/21/12)
Replies: 15
Views: 5602

Re: MSU's Ninth Annual Rube Goldberg Invitational (1/21/12)

Even though I wasn't at this tournament,I must say kudos to "Central." It'll be nice to have another competitive team in the area other than the usual suspects for Michigan. 20 ppb for a team that is a relative newcomer is great.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzermetric Stats (?)
Replies: 24
Views: 5669

Re: Buzzermetric Stats (?)

The data collected on standard scoresheets is woefully insufficient to make conclusions that compare to those garnered from the astounding amount of information available about every pitch in a baseball game. Until we have a program that tracks point-of-buzz and particular bonus part conversion, no...
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzermetric Stats (?)
Replies: 24
Views: 5669

Re: Buzzermetric Stats (?)

The data collected on standard scoresheets is woefully insufficient to make conclusions that compare to those garnered from the astounding amount of information available about every pitch in a baseball game. Until we have a program that tracks point-of-buzz and particular bonus part conversion, no...
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5
Replies: 54
Views: 11973

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

Also, I can only do the 930 times lot.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5
Replies: 54
Views: 11973

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

My friend Paul Hamilton and I want to do this. He goes to DCC with me.
by Kilroy Was Here
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Reminisce about moderator mishaps here
Replies: 31
Views: 6616

Reminisce about moderator mishaps here

Favorite bad moderator moments.

"English Civil war?"
"...prompt?"
"War of the Roses?"
"Power!!!"

"Adams?"
"Prompt"
"John Adams"
"Prompt"
"John Quincy Adams"
"Hoooray you go it!"
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 4
Replies: 48
Views: 14659

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 4

Any possibility the time for the Igloos match could be changed to 930. I'm not free from 8:15 to 9:15 now.
by Kilroy Was Here
Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 4
Replies: 48
Views: 14659

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 4

Just a suggestion, for next year, would it be possible to run one iteration that is specifically designated for novice players? I've had a couple of freshman on my team who are interested in playing OSPL, but who have been scared off by the ridiculously strong field. This is under discussion. I agr...
by Kilroy Was Here
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 92575

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - so is this where i complain?

Are the Autumn classic stats used in the rankings just the prelims? Or do you have the rest of the stats, because I can't find those.
by Kilroy Was Here
Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 13883

Re: Michigan '10-'11

Just a little bit of clarification. I'm actually graduating this year, so I'm not going to be at camp (It sounded like you were including me when you said 'hope to see you at camp'). Also our coach is becoming assistant principal so he will not be coaching next year (I still think Novi will be a ra...