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by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23
Replies: 14
Views: 3141

Re: 2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23

Cheynem wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:12 pm
You put the tournament on the weekend of my birthday again.
I think you're mixing it up with Richard Yu's birthday
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)
Replies: 23
Views: 4651

Re: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)

QB etiquette question: With these team formation spreadsheets... should you ask prospective team members first if you can join them, or do you simply assign yourself to open spots? I assumed the former but Alex thinks it's OK to assign yourself. What's the general rule? Also... what time of time of...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago
Replies: 10
Views: 1524

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

I invite you to make and post your list of the 25 best history players in the greater Naperville area OK. 1. Me, the most important part of this list and also the protagonist of reality 2-25. The first 24 people in your dumb list lol Govind, Asil, and Arjun should also be in there somewhere but I d...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 61
Views: 8201

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

hey so i went to a school that was hypothetically in the middle of the state of illinois, which happened to be maybe... less than 5 hours from OSu and like a 7.5 hour drive to umn I sure as hell would want to go to the osu mirror and would be pretty peeved if for some reason the editors of the set r...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God @ UIUC (11/10/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 2066

Re: Sun God @ UIUC (11/10/18)

stats should be available here
If you have any issues with the stats don't bother me about them I just ripped them from scoresheets
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 208
Views: 116601

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

Asking for a teammate, would Campbell’s textbook be a bit much for a 7th grader to take in? He has a decent understanding of physics and chem, it’s just his bio that’s weak.If it makes a difference, he already has it at his house (sibling) if he's a bright enough kid it should be fine. Understandin...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 52
Views: 5768

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

The tossup on "antibodies" was extremely cliffy -- all the clues before "Y-shaped" were very hard. I looked this tossup up and it seems fine. I suspect that rather than this tossup being "very hard" that it actually contained words you do not know. In fact, the clues chosen are quite good (I will c...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IQBTee Shirts
Replies: 12
Views: 2126

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: 7081

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: 1068

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: 32
Views: 7965

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: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend
Replies: 99
Views: 28705

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: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend
Replies: 99
Views: 28705

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: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend
Replies: 99
Views: 28705

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: 8767

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: 13152

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: 1615

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: 6947

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: 6050

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: 22427

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: 5086

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: 5086

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: 28536

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: 28536

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: 11432

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: 18
Views: 4596

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: 2901

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: 31981

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: 3065

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: 3065

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: 4360

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Image

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: 31981

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: 3856

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: 4106

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: 7310

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: 6768

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: 6768

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: 9856

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: 16439

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: 8534

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: 7048

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: 26844

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: 13879

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: 4438

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: 1271

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: 2541

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: 2182

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: 2435

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: 4304

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...