Should teams be required to use this board for their events?

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Should teams be required to use this board for their events?

Post by OntarioQuizzer »

I'm just wondering if people here think that the circuit has progressed to the point that teams should be required to post their major tournaments (I'm talking about events such as TRASH Regionals, NAQT Sectionals, etc.) to this board.

I ask this because I've noticed that there are a few NAQT Sectionals hosts that have yet to post their events here; I feel that this will be a detriment to the hosts and the circuits in general.
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What's the alternative?
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Post by grapesmoker »

I don't know how anyone can "require" anything, but yes, everyone who wants to host a tournament should announce it on the largest extant quizbowl discussion forum.
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Post by cvdwightw »

Since not everyone reads this board, if you have a regional mailing list (e.g. quizbowl-westcoast), then you need to post it to that first. However, so people in other parts of the country know what's going on, or in case there's someone who reads this board that's not on your mailing list, it's good form to announce here as well.
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Yes, all entities should post here, especially if their tournaments are held across the nation (such as various SCTs, TRASH regionals, etc.) It is also important because we are seeing larger numbers of people who have the means and interest in traveling to tournaments that aren't within their vicinities (such as the various people who came to MO and CC,) and these people like to know what's going on across the country.

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I would hope it would be common sense to use this board to post events (as well as do things like Facebook). Why would one not use this board?
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Post by Captain Sinico »

I'd say so, yes. I'd say it's something I'd expect from anyone mirroring a tournament of mine, for example; the fact that it's been a moot point until now is the only reason I can think of that we haven't required it.

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Post by Council of Trent Reznor »

It would seem to be stupid to not announce a tournament here. It would also seem to be asinine to require it, though, since what sort of enforceable and proportional penalties are you going to impose on a team that doesn't post here?
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Demand a bigger cut as penalty for defaulting on some contract terms or just refuse questions. A question source has a lot of leverage in this case.

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When I asked TDs to post announcements here for Fall, no one was resistant. Some people are behind the times in their understanding of how quizbowl announces itself on the internet (Yahoo!, anyone?), but for the most part, I think that programs that neglect to post here do so out of a lack of information as opposed to a conscious slight. I don't think that "require" is the right word for the obligation that teams have to post here, since it seems that polite insistence on the part of the question provider is all that's required to get people to announce on HSQB.
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theMoMA wrote:When I asked TDs to post announcements here for Fall, no one was resistant. Some people are behind the times in their understanding of how quizbowl announces itself on the internet (Yahoo!, anyone?), but for the most part, I think that programs that neglect to post here do so out of a lack of information as opposed to a conscious slight. I don't think that "require" is the right word for the obligation that teams have to post here, since it seems that polite insistence on the part of the question provider is all that's required to get people to announce on HSQB.
I think this is really the point, which the whole "require" terminology has distracted the discussion from. THis would suggest that either NAQT or this board's admins might want to contact any programs are hosting SCTs that haven't announced here and point out the board's existence to them.
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