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by NoahMinkCHS
Wed May 16, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NICKELODEON GAMESHOWS ARE THE FUCKING SHIT
Replies: 68
Views: 27113

You know what's sad? I can hardly remember the original Double Dare or Guts because the Family/Global versions totally took over that part of my memory! What a shame... I'm pretty sure the originals were better. Also, I used to love Nick Arcade, but then I think they moved it to an early AM timeslot...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon May 14, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hi-Q Hi-Five? Five-player teams in GA
Replies: 32
Views: 12573

Wow, that is big news! I'm curious about the rationale for the change -- I can definitely see positives (for example, it might allow more teams to have a dedicated computational math player, more people being able to participate, etc.) but it is a big change. Of course, when I was first introduced t...
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue May 08, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stuff that is not related to Ghetto Warz or Moon Pie
Replies: 63
Views: 27196

Hey Matt, I wonder if you might consider noting who wrote the packets that gave us these examples. I know you may not want to single out teams, especially those writing their first packets (like our C team, for example) and also that many packets may be attributed to several teams; even so, the crea...
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri May 04, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: a quick question....
Replies: 10
Views: 4405

These seem to be the potentially relevant rules from NAQT's Eligibility Rules at http://www.naqt.com/high-school-eligibility.html , with some emphasis added by me. Hope this helps clear things up. ... B. 1. Tournaments run according to these Eligibility Rules are open to students in grades K through...
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri May 04, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Acceptable question answer
Replies: 21
Views: 7931

Was anything in the answer line bolded or underlined? You didn't mention it, but that might indicate whether "Evita" by itself was technically acceptable. But either way, agreed with the above that it should have been acceptable before it was stated in the question regardless of what the paper said ...
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed May 02, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brandeis hates the first amendment again
Replies: 14
Views: 4055

Sorry Mike, I guess I wasn't clear in my original post, because I think we agree in principle. I wasn't saying that we should ignore it or have no accountability for stuff like that, just that the indignation here should probably be applied more consistently in the court of public opinion . As for w...
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed May 02, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brandeis hates the first amendment again
Replies: 14
Views: 4055

So wait... if, say, Dave Chapelle ran a fake commercial on his show for this same thing, do you not think that not only would people laugh at it but some would also praise how socially aware or whatever it was? I can definitely imagine seeing exactly this on his show and many others, with little rea...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stuff that is not related to Ghetto Warz or Moon Pie
Replies: 63
Views: 27196

Many thanks to ToStrikeInfinitely and Rothlover for their oh-so-substantive comments.

If you can't actually contribute to the active (and contentious) discussion, it might be helpful to go somewhere else. My apologies for derailing to make this point.
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ham Sandwich Scandal
Replies: 66
Views: 19008

Umm ... I guess this must be a new addition:
"EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN ACTUAL NEWS STORY. IT IS A PARODY."
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament listing with Stats by IS?
Replies: 12
Views: 4221

You could do it and I wonder if NAQT does internally, at least for official events. But similar questions doesn't mean similar rules (for unofficial events) or similar competition. Timed and untimed formats are quite different, and just using PPTUH or P/B doesn't cover the entire impact of that diff...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: UGA Spring Quizbowl Tournament (4/21/07)
Replies: 7
Views: 4359

The UGA Quizbowl Club wishes to thank the twenty-two teams from across Georgia and South Carolina that attended the inaugural Tournament at the Arch. We hope everyone enjoyed the tournament and the questions, our first attempt at a house-written event. Congratulations to Brookwood A, who defeated Do...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT ICT 2007 discussion
Replies: 127
Views: 52688

Quizbowl canon? Really? Like a high school Academic Decathlon or something? I don't feel like I need to point out all the things wrong with this idea. I will note, though, that I recoiled with horror when someone upthread complained about the stuff on the frequency list not coming up enough. NAQT pr...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT ICT 2007 discussion
Replies: 127
Views: 52688

But in all fairness , as was noted previously: If the first clue is gettable, it better be uniquely identifying. Of course it's also also Hafner's nickname; nobody disputes that -- "pronk" notwithstanding -- and in fact, that is the problem: That two players (kinda) have that nickname and NAQT didn'...
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Favorite Quiz Bowl related movie/series/episode
Replies: 39
Views: 15166

Anybody remember the TV version of The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes with Kirk Cameron? If imdb is to be believed, it probably wasn't that good, but since it came out around the same time I was first exposed to quizbowl in elementary school, I remember it fondly because an college quizbowl TV show feat...
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Value of state championships?
Replies: 63
Views: 21018

Personally, I'd much rather go to Chicago for a vacation than Disney World. (Although NAQT isn't really in Chicago, but closer than I am right now!) And if I were a high school team planning to go to NAQT and could afford it, I think I'd consider spending an extra day there before or after the compe...
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: UGA Spring Quizbowl Tournament (4/21/07)
Replies: 7
Views: 4359

Field Update

The following schools have registered for our April 21 tournament: Grayson - 2 teams Heritage - 1 Sequoyah - 2 Spartanburg - 1 South Gwinnett - 1 Boiling Springs - 1 Central Gwinnett - 2 Norcross - 3 Mauldin - 3 James Island - 1? Dorman - 2 Aiken - 1 Kennesaw Mountain - 1 Chattahoochee - 1 with a co...
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 HSNCT Field is Full
Replies: 107
Views: 39119

I wouldn't complain about an unexpected day off in Chicago, other than that it meant my team got eliminated early. But it would be a solid consolation prize.
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 HSNCT Field is Full
Replies: 107
Views: 39119

Next year they should just have satellite tournaments of up to 128 in say, St. Louis and D.C. (with just one day of 10 prelim rounds, 12 if byes are needed), and have the top 48 from each advance to a much more manageable 96 team field in Chicago. I like the satellite tournament idea in theory, and...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DACQ: New Question Company Announcement
Replies: 10
Views: 3863

So I'm confused... Will all the questions be about Joan Collins or just the vast majority of them? (And if just a majority, why NOT all?)
by NoahMinkCHS
Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Value of state championships?
Replies: 63
Views: 21018

...I think to a slightly lesser extent, and people can moan about All-Star teams, tough math, etc, etc but Panasonic is as well (their questions are a bit unortohodox, but there are still some quality teams there .... and they definitely hold the line on "no pop culture, which automatically elevate...
by NoahMinkCHS
Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 HSNCT Field is Full
Replies: 107
Views: 39119

You can't force teams to play a format, especially if it's just so your numbers compute easier. Actually you can, like NAQT (rightly, IMHO) does for their college sectionals to qualify for nationals. Of course, that would be pretty unpopular for high schools in a lot of places and would probably dr...
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Value of state championships?
Replies: 63
Views: 21018

Speaking as a former HS player, the Georgia state championship is quite relevant. It's something very tangible you can tell people about your team -- "We won Brookwood" or something like that is great, and at least for my Class AAA school, certainly much harder than winning state, but means nothing ...
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: frutopia
Replies: 7
Views: 2721

I was a big fan of Strawberry Passion Awareness, though I feel kind of embarrassed that I know the name of it -- and that that even was the name of a drink!

I believe they folded this into the main Minute Maid product line.
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT IS?
Replies: 28
Views: 9713

But in any case, as Chris has said before, when is NAQT supposed to substitute or test classroom learning? Quizbowl is all about asking a wide and balanced variety of questions, and keeping people well rounded in what they should know. You shouldn't cut out a topic because people never learned it, ...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ragnarok I @ UA September 8th, 2007
Replies: 31
Views: 14691

UGA might be interested, but unfortunately every weekend in September is either a home football game or the Georgia at Alabama game (which I assume isn't a good week for you to host :wink: ). Still, we might be able to round up some people to go (especially since freshmen don't always get tickets). ...
by NoahMinkCHS
Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Classic City Classic II (10/13/07) at UGA (Athens, Ga)
Replies: 0
Views: 1788

Classic City Classic II (10/13/07) at UGA (Athens, Ga)

This is the preliminary announcement for the second annual Classic City Classic, to be held October 13, 2007, at the University of Georgia in Athens. Much like this year's version (last Dec. 2), it should be a standard 20/20 untimed NAQT event. I'll have more details later, but we thought we'd go ah...
by NoahMinkCHS
Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JUCO Quizbowl NIT (Not-invited-tournament)
Replies: 5
Views: 3682

I wonder if NAQT would consider a mirror of D2 ICT. They've mirrored HSNCT before and (far as I know) that went OK. It appears there's already an ICT mirror (of some sort) planned, albeit a month later. But yeah, at least use a regular IS set (varsity high school level) if you must use them at all.....
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ranking individuals
Replies: 3
Views: 1771

I think your formula overrates powers, but maybe there's a rationale for that (perhaps knowing some questions very early correlates with having more knowledge in general, by some amount not accounted for by a 15/10 ratio? No idea if that's true though.) I remember there used to be quite a bit of dis...
by NoahMinkCHS
Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Dad's Old-Fashioned Root Beer
Replies: 4
Views: 1897

Check dollar stores and Big Lots, though the vintage is anybody's guess.
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Orange Julius
Replies: 10
Views: 3508

They are delicious and available at a Dairy Queen/Orange Julius combo kiosk at the Athens mall.

This is why you should come to every tournament we host.
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RC Draft Cola
Replies: 19
Views: 4832

Vibe? Seems rather strange to sell in a machine, but I guess that's Alabama for you...
by NoahMinkCHS
Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: UGA Spring Quizbowl Tournament (4/21/07)
Replies: 7
Views: 4359

UPDATE

Hey, just wanted to update the field/format/fees for this tournament. Here's what you need to know: *There will be a worksheet at halftime *There will be thirty point bonuses in the second half (not a big surprise but we never officially said) * Travel discounts are available at $5 off for 150 miles...
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seminole Bowl: Jeff Bowden Memorial Tournament @ FSU 3/10/07
Replies: 11
Views: 5728

Sorry, Billy, but Tallahassee is a really long trip for us to make two out of three weekends. Even so, if it weren't during our Spring Break, we'd probably have sent at least one team.

What's Florida's excuse? :wink:
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Nitpick zone: Pronunciation guides
Replies: 9
Views: 4746

Agreed that guides can be intrusive/distracting. But note that many packets, especially at the high school level (which I assume you were reading today), are not designed to be read by Matt Weiner but rather by people who read at high school tournaments -- often team members' parents, teachers of va...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A fair protest resolution?
Replies: 16
Views: 5258

It's hard to say without knowing the exact tournament rules, but it seems to be fairly standard practice that the first answer clearly directed at the reader (prompted or not) is the team's answer. So if your only contention was that he might still have been conferring, I would rule against you. But...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Quiz Bowl 2006-2007
Replies: 70
Views: 32127

That would be totally unacceptable -- I assume almost nobody would disagree with that. Why do you ask?
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where have all the bids gone
Replies: 16
Views: 7040

Our reasons for not hosting this year are similar to others, and have been outlined well above. There is honestly not much that NAQT could have done to change our minds. We hosted SCT last year, and probably will again, but we had a ton of new (read: D2 eligible) people this year and the team decide...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Consolidated College Bowl results thread
Replies: 96
Views: 40056

No one is stopping people who want to post about CBI from, you know, posting about CBI. Does anybody (other than Jason "100 ppg" Mueller) really want to post about CBI here? There's just not that much to discuss that hasn't been 100 times already. This thread should be good enough. Edit: I lied, I ...
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF
Replies: 32
Views: 13746

I would like to see more tournaments between these two levels, but for a good number of teams ACF Fall is a bit of a stretch in the first place. What teams? Really, what teams do you mean? At the ACF Fall we went to (in the Southeast, no less, where we apparently lack good tournaments ;-), only 3 t...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Discussion Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 19898

Does anyone else feel that roman numerals should be done away with in questions? Although saying Benedit the 16th or Benedit 16 is unconventional, it makes both readers and question writers less prone to mistakes. I agree. Quiz bowl questions are meant to be real aloud, so there's no reason to hold...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Site
Replies: 11
Views: 4548

by NoahMinkCHS
Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: computer-assisted quiz bowl
Replies: 20
Views: 9082

I like the ideas and would welcome someone coming up with the software (look at the copying bill from the last event you hosted if you need convincing). A couple notes: Chip Beall's NAC ran paperless as early as 2002. Of course, that's easy to do when you run only two simultaneous rooms; something t...
by NoahMinkCHS
Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Subject guide for question writers
Replies: 10
Views: 3816

Georgia is 15 seconds. I don't recall ever hearing any specifically foreign language questions (except at really bad local tournaments, where anything was fair game), but most tournaments tended to use NAQT or follow NAQT protocol, so thats's a factor. (I say "specifically" because I wouldn't consid...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals SE at UTC 2/10/07
Replies: 25
Views: 10584

Echoing geekjohnson, thanks to the UTC people for running a great tournament and keeping things moving so we could get through a bunch of rounds in a fairly reasonable amount of time.
by NoahMinkCHS
Sat Dec 02, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Late Fall Tournament (12/2/06) @ UGA (Athens, GA)
Replies: 9
Views: 4207

RESULTS!

The First Annual Classic City Classic was held today on the UGA campus. Twenty-seven teams from Georgia and South Carolina competed, with brief results as follows: Semis: Dorman A def. Dorman B, Chattahoochee B def. Norcross Finals: Dorman A def. Chatta. B. Congratulations to Dorman on their victory...
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team in Tournament?
Replies: 28
Views: 10636

Seems pretty clear this practice is the norm in Illinois but rare elsewhere (Brindlee Mtn. notwithstanding). If your local tradition doesn't have a history of hosts playing, proceed with caution. In re: Matthew D's comment on having a distribution, which should be done anyway, those broad categories...
by NoahMinkCHS
Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Editing, time management, and all that
Replies: 12
Views: 5262

I want to emphasize - do not follow anything on the above pages for submitting to MLK. Really, I don't think you should follow them for any ACF tourney these days - just go download an ACF packet from the archive of the appropriate difficulty you're writing for and try to imitate it as best you can...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Question EVER...
Replies: 92
Views: 32900

Well since we're piling on... * From a crappy local tournament -- "Explain why the narrator in Moby Dick was called Ishmael." I think someone actually got points on that. And of course, the legendary "How are humans messing up the Everglades?" fiasco, that I am proud (hmm, not at all the right word....
by NoahMinkCHS
Tue Aug 08, 2006 2:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Starting quiz bowlers at a very early age
Replies: 20
Views: 8224

Personal example: My elementary school (K-6) had a quizbowl program for 5th and 6th graders, coached by our gifted teacher, who sometimes brought out the buzzers in class, even for the younger kids. From about third grade, she evidently thought I would be good at it, and encouraged me to keep learni...
by NoahMinkCHS
Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Late Fall Tournament (12/2/06) @ UGA (Athens, GA)
Replies: 9
Views: 4207

Thanks for the information, guys. We looked on the tournament calendar for last December before we decided on a date, but UF wasn't listed, although Brindlee Mountain and a JV event in metro Atlanta were. (We understand that the JV tournament will not be held this year.) In any case, neither UF nor ...