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by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IQBTee Shirts
Replies: 12
Views: 1308

Re: IQBTee Shirts

Cheynem wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:45 pm
How would non-qbers know what a power mark is?
a quick urbandictionary search informs me it's an informal way to display an anus in chat
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards
Replies: 44
Views: 6073

Re: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards

Uh, are there really no members of either of the teams that won the NSC or HSNCT this year in the player of the year noms?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Podcasts for Learning Quiz Bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: Podcasts for Learning Quiz Bowl

a lot of good options were suggested in this thread
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 6027

Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

1.82 wrote:
kiwikoalabear wrote: > November 17th for our inaugural novice tournament, NAQT (Novice Academic Quiz Tournament)
Please don't call your tournament this.
seconded: please don't intentionally mislead novices...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend
Replies: 88
Views: 24339

Re: Evanston Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Due to issues with the room reservation process at the University of Chicago, this tournament will instead be held at Northwestern University . :party: :party: :party: Tomate, Chicken Shack, here I come! :party: :party: :party: In all seriousness, if anyone wants food suggestions/needs any help wit...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend
Replies: 88
Views: 24339

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Due to issues with the room reservation process at the University of Chicago, this tournament will instead be held at Northwestern University . :party: :party: :party: Tomate, Chicken Shack, here I come! :party: :party: :party: In all seriousness, if anyone wants food suggestions/needs any help wit...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend
Replies: 88
Views: 24339

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

I for one welcome more tournaments moving closer to my home
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 7697

Re: High School Player Poll

To proselytize for someone I've never personally met, I keep hearing the stat quoted that Clark Smith (of Dublin Scioto) had 20 ppg at ACF Nats--on a team with Chris Ray. That's some astounding deep knowledge. I didn't intend on posting in this thread because HS individual player polls don't make f...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri May 11, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 11514

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

I'd be down for a british main event
much less inclined for the canadian event
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu May 10, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Staying Motivated over the Summer
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

Re: Staying Motivated over the Summer

In general it helps to set up some sort of concrete goals you'd like to reach, perhaps make a list of what you want to go over and make sure you've reached certain parts of it by different segments of the summer
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu May 03, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 6269

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2018

why would someone a year and a half out of school be at his peak
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed May 02, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: FONS III
Replies: 18
Views: 5012

Re: FONS III

will there be more stuff like this next year?
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by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 20586

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

I really liked the bio answerlines in this set! Basically my only complaint is the Haldane tossup, which was solidly science history (and included several non-bio history clues at that). I personally feel that books written for laypeople should NOT appear in science questions, and especially not *m...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 19
Views: 4667

Re: Postseason poll

I appear to be mostly writing pro-British posts at the moment, but Oxford should 1) come higher on your ballots now then they did before and 2) be noted as only missing out on the top bracket by (iirc) 20 points in their tiebreaker game. It's also worth noting that their top of second bracket finis...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 19
Views: 4667

Re: Postseason poll

I appear to be mostly writing pro-British posts at the moment, but Oxford should 1) come higher on your ballots now then they did before and 2) be noted as only missing out on the top bracket by (iirc) 20 points in their tiebreaker game. It's also worth noting that their top of second bracket finis...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 26982

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

Chicago A has won the tournament outright. The second place game will be played in 10-250 at approximately 2:45 PM. Not sure if this has started, but if it were livestreamed in lieu of a final I for one would very much appreciate it. I'm glad you asked Kevin Wang has one going which will hopefully ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 26982

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

gyre and gimble wrote:
Galstaff, Sorceror of Light wrote:Chicago A has won the tournament outright. The second place game will be played in 10-250 at approximately 2:45 PM.
Not sure if this has started, but if it were livestreamed in lieu of a final I for one would very much appreciate it.
I'm glad you asked
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)
Replies: 27
Views: 10436

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)

Cherrybell Miramonte wrote:I’m headed to the University of Arizona for an MS in medical physics. I may try and see if I can revive the team there, and I’d be happy to staff whatever high school stuff exists there, time permitting.
will you have the time for that kind of NATION BUILDING?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)
Replies: 16
Views: 2889

Re: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, Janaury 2019)

This distribution is standard except for the .75/.75 chemistry because we felt that much of collegiate chemistry has significant overlap with physics and biology, so there will be some cross disciplinary questions there. We also felt that there are some under explored topics in the Other Science su...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Best Two-Way Players
Replies: 12
Views: 2343

Re: The Best Two-Way Players

who's the best defensive quizbowler
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 28203

Re: Illinois '17-'18

AGoodMan wrote:Out of sheer curiosity, would stats from this year's sectionals and state be posted anywhere?
beyond the ihsa scorezone?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: IHSA 17-18
Replies: 13
Views: 2433

Re: IHSA 17-18

Irreligion in Bangladesh wrote: *Mr. Andrew Wang, whose science and mythology questions were incredible, and without whom we would have been lost.
heterodyne wrote:While it's great that quality writers are taking over the production of IHSA questions, I'd just like to note that this certainly does not warrant referring to Andrew as Mr. Wang.
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: IHSA 17-18
Replies: 13
Views: 2433

Re: IHSA 17-18

Dominator wrote:Congratulations to all the teams that played in Peoria today, particularly Williamsville and Stevenson.

If anyone has any feedback on the questions, I'd like to hear it. I'd also love to hear any good stories or anecdotes.
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 3541

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

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User was warned to stop posting contentless images, as per the rules -- mods
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 28203

Re: Illinois '17-'18

I noticed that there was very little RMP on the regionals sets--was this put in place just at regionals so that the weaker teams would be able to convert a higher percentage of the questions, or is the low ratio going to be used at the sectionals and state tournaments as well? this is more a result...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Dominance of Thought
Replies: 14
Views: 3649

Re: The Dominance of Thought

For example, I feel like some of the "traditional" social sciences really get undervalued at hard tournaments as opposed to easy tournaments (I'm probably just forgetting stuff and I'm not talking about CMST here, but psychology seems way underrepresented at hard tournaments, besides, again, the mo...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid Spring Tournament (CMST) @ NYU (3/3/18)
Replies: 12
Views: 3898

Re: Cal's Mid Spring Tournament (CMST) @ NYU (3/3/18)

Hey everyone - I'm currently looking for teammates for my team. There are two spots open, so let me know if you're interested! yo I'm on this team. we still need a 4th. ignore the haters, we're gonna win Celebratory lunchtime beers on me if we make top 2 or bottom 2 of our prelim pool (replace 2 wi...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 6257

Re: PACENSC 2018 @HSNCT

Robert Williams Avenger wrote:Rob and I are teaming up yet again. We would prefer to not be in the same bracket as Wang this year.
Have fun in the bottom bracket then
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 5935

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

yo I get that playing long questions tougher than you're used to is hard but please explain but you mean by "better pyramidality" I assume he's probably thinking something like "all the tossups in the beginning of questions are clues that are all equally too difficult followed by a difficulty cliff...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 5935

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

yo I get that playing long questions tougher than you're used to is hard but please explain but you mean by "better pyramidality" additionally some people in fact like playing questions that have clues that haven't heard before. I'm not sure about your team but certainly when I read for teams at the...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT sponsorship
Replies: 37
Views: 8801

Re: 2018 HSNCT sponsorship

i demand all ict editors and writers just admit the jig is up already and that ur gonna make all of the science biased towards the russia
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 15115

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

leave libo alone
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 7646

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

Buzzpoints by team, split by player EDIT: The area under a player's curve is equal to the number of tossups answered correctly. Y axis is thus in arbitrary units of points*probability. Someone should design an interactive website with custom results and graphs but that I unfortunately don't have th...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Nathan Freeburg
Replies: 14
Views: 6434

Re: Nathan Freeburg

That trick about "The Palm Frond" came out of conversations that Raj Dhuwalia, Raj Bhan, Seth Kendall, and I (and others) had had about Nathan's predilection for not ever admitting he hadn't heard of something, especially anything related to lit or history. We could hear the most obscure CO bonus p...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)
Replies: 43
Views: 23375

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)

nsb2 wrote:Are there plans for a private discussion forum within the next few days? I didn't see it on the list in my control panel.
with modern technology we might even be able to run a public discussion thread
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 12196

Re: PSA - Don't be a Luddite

electronic scoresheets are very easy to use thanks to the fact that I've ever used a computer mouse. Thanks Ophir!
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)
Replies: 22
Views: 4151

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)

if ur looking for a player who was a bottom scorer at both secret island and a bottom 4 scorer at some other acronym mirror, then im ur guy
i also only know basketball from 2012-2013
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Guerilla Tournament: YOUR best songs of the 2000s!
Replies: 4
Views: 1165

Re: Guerilla Tournament: YOUR best songs of the 2000s!

are you sure you're ready for all of that 2000's asian pop
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: What is the purpose of Quiz Bowl?
Replies: 7
Views: 2357

Re: What is the purpose of Quiz Bowl?

the purpose of pyramidal quizbowl is so that questions allow players who know more to buzz in earlier as opposed to testing pure buzzer speed
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: How Do You Study For Bonuses?
Replies: 2
Views: 1777

Re: How Do You Study For Bonuses?

the content that can appear in tossups can also appear in bonuses so there's no reason studying material for tossups shouldn't be helping you on bonuses
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Difficulty and General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 2073

Re: WAO II Difficulty and General Discussion

Thanks for the feedback, Adam and Billy 1) The RNA question, which had a clue about the TPP riboswitch that was basically unparseable as a sentence and only buzzable if you just ignore the grammar and use a binary association of TPP -> riboswitch -> RNA This wasn't an issue when I read the question...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 3639

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

Yo it's pretty weird to demand carbonyl when you switch between "this functional group" and "this conpounds" especially when you suggest that you're forming carbonyls from a starting material that already has a carbonyl Also it's kind of I'll advised to have two separate tossups on coordination comp...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 173
Views: 99721

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

armitage wrote:It occurred to me that I wasn't the only person using the internet in 2009 and maybe someone else in quiz bowl also first came across "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" through this one flash game on Kongregate. If not, could be an amusing diversion anyway.
or a real game about poetry
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 5259

Re: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion

-My teammates noticed an overemphasis on a few pet topics in the science (lab techniques, fluid dynamics). Well it's all well and good to write about stuff that interests you, exclusively doing so can be a source of irritation to people who don't specialize in these things. -This set definitely see...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: FONS III
Replies: 18
Views: 5012

Re: FONS III

FortOsageScholarBowl wrote:, geography is something that EVERY kid has had by their Sophomore year.
this is extremely "not true"
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Strengths and Weaknesses
Replies: 2
Views: 1715

Re: Strengths and Weaknesses

have any of these teams considered the have jordan brownstein on your team model
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 2017)
Replies: 77
Views: 29642

Re: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 20

Kurtis Droge and I are now looking for teammates for this. Let us know if you're down. Presumably we'd be at the MSU site
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: There Will Be Stock Clues General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Re: There Will Be Stock Clues General Discussion

Was a tremendous fan of how trashy food, food in trash, and food based trash was integrated in spite of my inability to remember the names of iron chefs
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: There Will Be Stock Clues
Replies: 31
Views: 11163

Re: There Will Be Stock Clues

This set is incredible