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by naturalistic phallacy
Wed May 30, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 35770

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

NAQT has an open investigation into all aspects of the situation, including the alleged sexual assault at Boston University and the series of blog posts. This is not just an informal "we're looking into it" probe, but a result of NAQT's formal grievance process having been triggered. This process, ...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed May 30, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 35770

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Is there any internal difference between termination of membership and resignation within NAQT? I know that there some sort of profit-sharing given to NAQT members at the end of each year's cycle. Would resignation divest a member? Or does it work like stock in that a resigned member could still pro...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed May 16, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 9871

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

My reading of Tamara's point is that all of us in quizbowl can get caught up in the details of the game (competition, PPG, ranking, tournament wins etc...) to the point where we prioritize that over the creation of a free, open, and comfortable community in which people can exist as themselves. (*) ...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue May 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 9871

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

Bunnie and I just had a very productive conversation and found out we're on the same page in many important ways, I wasn't making anything up when I say that I'm thankful for her willingness to call out flaws because I think this process deserves heavy scrutiny and nobody should trust themselves to...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon May 14, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 9871

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

Speaking just for myself here, let it crumble. Our validity and humanity is worth more than quizbowl.
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Public discourse, on the forums and elsewhere
Replies: 17
Views: 3561

Re: Public discourse, on the forums and elsewhere

I whole-heartedly encourage everyone to embrace my (former) Minnesotans' advice in this thread. I don't post much anymore because of much of this (including to avoid the temptation to engage myself, as I have in the past), so I feel we should all really sit with this advice and think about how we ca...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 27661

Re: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)

Also does anyone have some advice on where/how close to campus teams should stay? Anywhere off the Red Line is good. The Courtyard South Boston has pretty cheap rates and is a short walk to the T, which would take you to campus in less than 30 minutes. The cheapest and closest options in Cambridge ...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: List of HSNCT (2018) side events
Replies: 15
Views: 4702

Re: List of HSNCT (2018) side events

Cheynem wrote:I mean, the last two years there's been a summer open that's just been all side events.

(I like those because I win a lot)
I like them, even if I do not win a lot.
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 7358

Re: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum

While Athena is right to point out that putting the work on women isn't necessarily fair, I am willing to do some work as both a woman and a board staffer here. In such a forum or the existing one, I would like to propose something like "Dear Prudence," which I would run, possibly along with anothe...
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 15726

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

Based on my observations of human social behavior and gender relations, women are more likely to be disinclined to sticking around a space full of smelly, unkempt men than men are. Speculating as to what those reasons are is beyond my scope. Dude, we are calling you sexist because you are making es...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CMST at Michigan (NOT HAPPENING, see thread)
Replies: 10
Views: 6008

Re: CMST and side event weekend at Michigan (17-18 March)

Miscellaneous Many of you had a negative experience at our EFT mirror due to our failure to provide enough competent staff, so we would like to make it clear that we will not consider playing house teams until we know we have two staffers for each room, including at least one competent moderator pe...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 27763

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I think Fred's point would be something like "the system is flawed, but that means you should reform the system, not get mad at the people using the system now." Right, so Fred's response to John would be along the lines of "the claim you make about the moral culpability of actors in bad systems is...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 27763

Re: 2017 ICT bids

Would it be worth considering moving the ICT out of being held at a hotel then? It seems that it would be more cost-economical for NAQT, because they'd have to pay less for facilities and could potentially accommodate more teams, which seems to be something that most people are in favor of. Also ju...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 27763

Re: 2017 ICT bids

Hotel Sales & Catering Manager here. While I cannot speak to the specifics of NAQT's budgetary constraints nor the specifics of their contracts, I can tell you that NAQT is not exaggerating the increased costs of a larger ICT. Hotels strive to capture business that optimizes revenue capture from hot...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 39975

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

I've been incubating a Festivus packet. The distribution is roughly: 25% Game of Thrones mashups 25% hard answers from easy video games (i.e. more questions like the ones in my Nintendo packet from a couple years ago) 25% wint's Twitter (@dril) 25% Seinfeld and other miscellanies So hopefully somet...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 18836

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

I'm going to Minnesota for a two-year MS in Statistics. I'd love to continue staffing, especially (but maybe not exclusively?) at collegiate tournaments. The only situation in which I can see myself playing is if there's a spot on a DI NAQT team that would otherwise go unfilled--I'm done with learn...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Lunch in college: Not after round 5, anything but that!
Replies: 9
Views: 3202

Re: Lunch in college: Not after round 5, anything but that!

Breaks should be scheduled to maximize tournament efficiency. Bring snacks, yo.
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 39975

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

RexSueciae wrote:I will probably have finished at some point a packet on "fictional characters in popular music."
I am ready for this
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 18836

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

Mike Bentley wrote:I don't suppose anyone knows of anyone heading to the Pacific Northwest...
I suppose I should actually announce that I'm working in Seattle for the near future. I'll be around and *may* want to take a class or two.
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016
Replies: 104
Views: 43410

Re: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016

Cody wrote:Final rankings! Michigan A is your 2016 ACF Nationals champion, having beat Chicago A in the first game of an advantaged final.

Wahoo, congratulations Michigan!
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 49772

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

Any lost and found items have been handed off to the hotel. Please contact them at 703-709-1234 if you are looking for anything. Thanks.
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Up Late with Eric Xu cover art
Replies: 24
Views: 3739

Re: Up Late with Eric Xu cover art

If you're feeling student theatery.... (and want to be overly dramatic about how long your podcast is)

Image
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Up Late with Eric Xu cover art
Replies: 24
Views: 3739

Re: Up Late with Eric Xu cover art

For a classier look:

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by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition
Replies: 74
Views: 26071

Re: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition

I'd be willing to churn out a sub-20 number of musical theater/musical film questions and/or pun questions, all with ridiculous answer lines, if interest exists. (hi john lawrence) Hi, there! I will write some amount of James Bond tossups. And hello to you too! If I find time, I'll write an all car...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Women in quizbowl discussion
Topic: Tournaments/Being Competitive
Replies: 18
Views: 4362

Re: Tournaments/Being Competitive

Oh, I'm so glad that you talked to one of your "feminist classmates" about "your biggest regret" and the best you have to offer is "good luck". As a woman in QB, do you have any thoughts or suggestions that can help to either advance the conversation or make women feel comfortable and safe in QB ? ...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Women in quizbowl discussion
Topic: Tournaments/Being Competitive
Replies: 18
Views: 4362

Re: Tournaments/Being Competitive

My impression has been that if it's even slightly uncomfortable, that is enough to drive away the vast majority of women unless they have some other reason to stay. At my undergrad club some women quit because they found the guys' harsh/demeaning trash talk (to each other, not directed at the women...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Richard Montgomery's HERMES available for mirrors!
Replies: 22
Views: 13639

Re: Richard Montgomery's HERMES available for mirrors!

I'd highly recommend reducing the amount of social science if you plan on writing a set that is accessible to more than the top five teams in the country. Writing social science at a high school level is incredibly difficult, and you should take into account the possible reduction in question and s...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Richard Montgomery's HERMES available for mirrors!
Replies: 22
Views: 13639

Re: Richard Montgomery's HERMES available for mirrors!

I'd highly recommend reducing the amount of social science if you plan on writing a set that is accessible to more than the top five teams in the country. Writing social science at a high school level is incredibly difficult, and you should take into account the possible reduction in question and se...
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History 2015
Replies: 139
Views: 55690

Re: CO History 2015

Ukonvasara wrote:In the abstract I'm fine with bonuses because they're amusing to play, but I think the overriding concern is trying to fit more events into Sunday, so I'd prefer it lack them.
Also, the lack of bonuses means more wacky tossups, which I am all for.
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO BBQ Dialogue Liveblog
Replies: 3
Views: 1698

Re: CO BBQ Dialogue Liveblog

Max Schindler - comedy gold.
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Triacontakaipentagon 2.5: August 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 12688

Re: Triacontakaipentagon 2.5: August 2014

Cheynem wrote:I might like to write a packet of this if anyone's interested in collaborating.
I would be.
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Preparing for NAC format
Replies: 8
Views: 3545

Re: Preparing for NAC format

tofutoaster wrote:I am well aware of the NAC' s poor quality and non-pyramidal tossups. However, I plan on attending NAC next year to win the prize money. Does anyone have tips on how to adjust from regular tossups to the ones QU provides?
No,
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon May 26, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror
Replies: 135
Views: 44185

Re: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror

Stats will be posted as soon as I have all the files in my possession. Thanks to everybody who helped staff this event. I have heard from multiple sources that Blake, Bruce Arthur's non-quizbowl playing friend, was threatened during the first round by a member of Matt Weiner's team after that playe...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon May 26, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror
Replies: 135
Views: 44185

Re: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror

Some teams are still planning on continuing this in the morning. If you want to keep playing, show up in room 1232 at 10:00. NO DON'T If you guys want, we have Tall Oaks, North Point, and Hunters Woods down on the second floor of the hotel until 5pm tomorrow. That probably would work better for act...
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu May 01, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Praise Song
Replies: 35
Views: 8024

Re: Praise Song

I would like to thank Michael Arnold, a man with an enemies list the length of his arm, a scornful attitude toward high school quizbowl, and a perceptive and merciless critic of those around him. Despite (or because of) all of that, it was in large part his delightful personality and company that w...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open/second summer open this year
Replies: 44
Views: 15778

Re: VCU Open/second summer open this year

I'd be interested in playing a Bay Area mirror of this tournament. And if people were flying out for a West Coast tournament I've always wanted to have a big quizbowl party at my dad's house on a hill in the wine country if people wanted to come out a day early. I am intrigued by your ideas and wis...
by naturalistic phallacy
Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 48429

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

Abid/Lloyd posted two random responses from the list I sent them, here is the full list / I know you won't believe these either but at least you have the full selection. If you truly knew science as well as your statline claims, you would know that these statements are falsifiable and not about bel...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific question discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 5005

Re: Specific question discussion

The polynomial tossup in packet 8 says monic in the middle, still in power, which seems suboptimal since I think it makes it really easy for someone to just go and guess polynomial. I also thought the alcohol tossup from packet 5 was pretty fraudable since it suggests pretty early that it's some ki...
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? [Collegiate edition, 2014]
Replies: 34
Views: 9284

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? [Collegiate edition, 2014

Inkana7 wrote:I'll be out of school/quizbowl for at least next year, but there's a high probability that I'm in grad school somewhere by 2016.
Come to Minnesota. We have beer.
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 4922

Re: Question Specific Discussion

MY GOD. It's one question. You played the set. Was the history just geography bowl? I concede the question wasn't the greatest. If that's so, I don't see why the question flaw in mind needed to be defended as an intentional design choice instead fixed for future mirrors (the vast majority of places...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 118
Views: 13285

Re: Question Specific Discussion

My small complaint about the Two Treatises question is that I recognized it was the Two Treatises, but had no idea it wanted one or the other--I proceeded to guess, wrongly. If I'd known it was looking for one or the other, I wouldn't have buzzed, because I knew I didn't know. I don't see a non-tra...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss the anime rule here
Replies: 112
Views: 29710

Re: Discuss the anime rule here

This post is excellent. The boards is first and foremost "a place for serious, productive discussion and promotion of quizbowl", and staff have every right to limit certain activities to make that possible.
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Split thread: "Venting and vituperation" and sexism
Replies: 83
Views: 14349

Re: Split thread: "Venting and vituperation" and sexism

Connie is exactly right here. Contributing to the boards should never be a proxy for actual work towards better quizbowl; nor should the technological separation allow us to forget that we are here because of an activity that takes place in real life . While participation on the boards may not be ma...
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Literature theme packet
Replies: 14
Views: 2840

Re: Literature theme packet

I am disappointed by the lack of "It Tastes Like Chicken".
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 20630

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

Joe Hansen may want to play with us. Will update when positive.
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC Set Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 7531

Re: 2013 NSC Set Discussion

Mewto55555 wrote:Thus Spoke Zarathustra twice in the finals (though music, phil, so whatever)
We'll be sure to budget more time for finding (and actually fixing these things) in the future, now that we know that QEMS has a terrible habit of placing the two questions on similar things in the same packet!
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun May 05, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHOOTS: A Spring Guerilla Tournament
Replies: 54
Views: 13022

Re: CAHOOTS: A Spring Guerilla Tournament

Muriel Axon wrote:Would there be any interest in a philosophy packet of difficult, oddballish questions? I'm not sure if I can work up the motivation to write it, but I'd first like to know if anyone would want to play it.
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS