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by armitage
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Historature Online - June 23rd
Replies: 14
Views: 2860

Re: Historature Online - June 23rd

Thanks Will, Ujwal, and Matt M. for donating your time to this event.
by armitage
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 6385

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

touchpack wrote:new late clues need to be added to avoid difficulty cliffs
Wow, what the heck, I completely didn't think of this part. I see now that it would need at least like half the resources of a full set.
by armitage
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 6385

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

I only meant to assert in my post that creating a D2 set seems logistically straightforward, unless the Regionals set poses unique challenges I wouldn't know about. If creating a D2 set would necessitate, say, reworking the Nationals set, or field and qualification system, or something else I'm not ...
by armitage
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 6385

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

In the absence of a D2 Regionals set I think this could be more feasible than people realize. In my view, this wouldn't require more than a few hands doing cleanup work to excise some earlier clues - not top editors, just people who are good at paying attention to detail. If there is a groundswell ...
by armitage
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Editor Feedback
Replies: 1
Views: 1364

Re: ACF Fall Editor Feedback

Teams that requested feedback should have just received an email from me.
I hope teams are able to gain some insight from the comments they received.
Thanks for contributing to ACF Fall 2017.
by armitage
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: WEEABOO Set announcement
Replies: 19
Views: 6619

Re: WEEABOO Set announcement

insensitive and inappropriate it was to those unacquainted with anime culture It is possible to be heavily acquainted with anime culture while simultaneously finding this content offensive, or at least recognizing that there are many places where it doesn't belong. You may realize this more as you ...
by armitage
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 173
Views: 101971

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

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.
by armitage
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: we should be doing religion better
Replies: 26
Views: 4833

Re: we should be doing religion better

stuff Isaac, I think it's great that you're defending ya boi. To clarify, I could not possibly care less how good you are at quiz bowl (?); what I meant was that it's a disservice to the amount of ink you've spilled on this if it's not accompanied by examples that people like me, who have short att...
by armitage
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: we should be doing religion better
Replies: 26
Views: 4833

Re: we should be doing religion better

It's good that you've put a lot of thought into what types of questions you want to see. In general, whenever I've written religion questions for high level subs I've tried to focus on current, relevant practices. As far as prominent scholars in academia - I think most people would encourage you to ...
by armitage
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 5492

Re: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion

If anyone reading this has the ability to transfer ownership of ACF Fall 2017's entry in the db to me, could you please do so? Thanks.
by armitage
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 2910

Re: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)

Hey sorry about the password repeat I was just really sleepy. My bad.
by armitage
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 18164

Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

jfuchs wrote:Oh, sorry! I'd been given the impression that there were more emails over a longer period of time.
No worries.
Packets have just been sent out.
by armitage
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 18164

Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Were packets already sent out to hosts? We (MIT) haven't received anything yet. Our TD is getting worried and his emails to the editors have gone unanswered. Hey, I apologize for not responding immediately. You sent me exactly one email about an hour before this post, though, so I want to point out...
by armitage
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Update)
Replies: 37
Views: 12512

Re: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Updat

There's a stats spreadsheet but it seems like Kenji is busy with other things. I can make a copy of the spreadsheet if someone else wants to spend 10-20 min dumping it into SQBS
by armitage
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 12849

Re: PSA - Don't be a Luddite

Rather than making two people staff the entire day, we made the decision to use the rotation system in order to let everyone play. Again, this was predicated on the assumption that one staffer per room would be sufficient. I don't have any comment on the rest of your post - I can appreciate that yo...
by armitage
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2017 EFT: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1367

Re: Specific Question Discussion

geremy wrote:I was told that an earlier iteration apparently had a tossup on noodles? I am very curious to hear about this.
This was just a really bad tossup, which rightfully no longer exists
by armitage
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Flashcard Resources
Replies: 22
Views: 4991

Re: Flashcard Resources

Your output should look like this. The left is the file Mike's program creates. The right is a csv file.
Do this with the website from before. You should get something like this ("Download the entire CSV").
Then you can import as tab-spaced text.
by armitage
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Flashcard Resources
Replies: 22
Views: 4991

Re: Flashcard Resources

I got the same problem a while ago and used some online service to convert .json to .csv, like https://konklone.io/json/ or anything else. It could be a problem with the original Anki add on. But the csv should work
by armitage
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl and Mental Health
Replies: 30
Views: 12012

Re: Quizbowl and Mental Health

I think it can't hurt to keep repeating that people should "Avoid tying your happiness or sense of worth to a quizbowl outcome" - as many times as needed and then some. It's good to devote energy to quiz bowl if it's giving you something positive back, but if it isn't, please take a breather. I for ...
by armitage
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Flashcard Resources
Replies: 22
Views: 4991

Re: Flashcard Resources

QuizDB even has exportable questions which you can use to easily make your own flashcards (Mike Bentley even made a program to do it for you here ). Does anyone know if this program can be used with AnkiDroid? If not, do you know of any method of flashcard creation that doesn't involve manually cop...
by armitage
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2017 EFT: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1367

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Thanks for the comments; I think I was just overly ambitious in using those clues. For now I will replace R* with a late-middle clue. Any comment on rewording the Grime clue is appreciated too. I'm sorry if this swung any games or otherwise gave you a worse experience.
by armitage
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Gauging Interest in a Northeast ACF Fall mirror
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Re: Gauging Interest in a Northeast ACF Fall mirror

Please do confirm this as soon as possible, so that teams that originally signed up for a Northeast site, but changed travel plans because it seemed there would not be one, may have adequate notice.
by armitage
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall @ MIT (11/4/17)
Replies: 8
Views: 3121

Re: ACF Fall @ MIT (11/4/17)

I apologize for the delay. Here is the field spreadsheet for all sites.
by armitage
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 18164

Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Please find a spreadsheet with current fields for each site at this link. Note that this only indicates teams that have filled out the Google form.
by armitage
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 37
Views: 12216

Re: Preseason Poll

I don't think this ranking is useless. The top 10 this poll generated seems more or less correct to me, and the rest of the poll looks plausible enough, no less so than it's been any of the past few years. Personally, I am getting farther away from the game every day and I honestly have no idea who ...
by armitage
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 18164

Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

There are several teams signed up for a Northeast site, but no club has contacted me about hosting in that region. If you are part of a club in the Northeast Corridor, please consider hosting. Otherwise, you will have to travel to either Boston or College Park.
by armitage
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 18164

Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

I will update this post with packets received. September 09/09/17: -$30 Cambridge A Carleton University Johns Hopkins A Johns Hopkins B McGill A NYU A Oxford Brookes Rutgers A UCSD A UCSD B University of Zurich Wright State A WUSTL A September 09/23/17: -$15 (-$30 if optional) Auburn A Berkeley A Bo...
by armitage
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 18164

Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

I just put a link to the registration form in the original post. Please fill out this form if you wish to play ACF Fall 2017 - even if your team has already received a half-packet distribution from me directly. Also, please get in touch with me if you are a club looking to host in one of the regions...
by armitage
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: There Will Be Stock Clues General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 639

Re: There Will Be Stock Clues General Discussion

Hey I'm late to this discussion but this was the high point of my (admitted short) quizbowl career so far. Thank you SO MUCH to John and Max for writing this. For what it's worth, my family is Shanghainese and both of the first two dishes that came up in that tossup were things that I'd eaten at ho...
by armitage
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 18164

Re: ACF Fall 2017

No. Like the past several years, high school students should attend separate high school-only sites. I have not received any requests for high school sites yet.
by armitage
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 18164

Re: ACF Fall 2017

Tornrak wrote:Will this tournament's distribution mirror that of previous iterations of ACF Fall or that of this year's ACF Regionals (particularly regarding the distribution of literature by genre rather than geography)?
We'll use the old literature distribution.
by armitage
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 18164

Re: ACF Fall 2017

Please email us at fall17acf@gmail.com if you would like to host a site, or if you would like to request a half-packet distribution to begin writing.
by armitage
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: There Will Be Stock Clues General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 639

Re: There Will Be Stock Clues General Discussion

Thanks for writing the set, I thought it hit the balance you were looking for and I'm glad Aidan convinced me to play it by declaring that it would be "the highlight of [his] quiz bowl career." I'm pretty miffed that this set beat me to cluing mannish water in a tossup, which is great. I'm not a "fo...
by armitage
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 18164

ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

This is the announcement for ACF Fall 2017. We are claiming the weekend of November 4, 2017 , for ACF Fall. Fees : Base fee: $135 Buzzer: -$5/functional system Staffers: -$10/staffer Shorthanded fee (teams of 1 or 2 players): $60 "New to Quizbowl" discount: $100 Packet submission : Any team with at ...
by armitage
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament
Replies: 22
Views: 7044

Re: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament

Are you saying you are canceling this weekend's mirrors?
by armitage
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Case for Short Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 7340

Re: The Case for Short Questions

I don't think Will is exactly telling the quiz bowl 99% "to go fuck off"...it seemed to me like he was pointing out an actual reason why there might be pushback against Victor's sentiment he quoted, without supporting or opposing it. Also, I felt like people already reached a consensus that regular ...
by armitage
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017
Replies: 31
Views: 10131

Re: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017

I submitted a form before noticing the NASAT business; for what it's worth I probably will not go a side event-only tournament at VCU either.
by armitage
Fri May 26, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 Editor application
Replies: 3
Views: 2249

ACF Fall 2017 Editor application

Hi all, Like ACF Fall? Want to get involved? Please fill out this short application ! I am not the ACF Fall head editor. This is just to get the ball rolling on the set, since I know some people have been waiting on the form release. Even if I or someone else has already reached out to you in privat...
by armitage
Sun May 21, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)
Replies: 19
Views: 11316

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)

Any thoughts on running an open playtest mirror like EFT and EMT?
by armitage
Tue May 09, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT General Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 5347

Re: 2017 EMT General Discussion

I like to check Forvo for pronunciations I haven't encountered (example). If that's no good then I try to find news reports and such on Youtube.
by armitage
Thu May 04, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Postseason Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 4431

Re: Postseason Poll

I can't imagine a team that doesn't do better or worse depending on their mood and how much sleep they got. Berkeley B's top bracket run looks very compelling - knocking off Northwestern after their cinderella run and Penn for good measure, wish I had a chance to do that at my first Nats. Seems like...
by armitage
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division I ICT: specific question discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 1704

Re: 2017 Division I ICT: specific question discussion

Cytokines such as IL-1 and TNF-alpha promote this process. Ibuprofen is an example of a "non-steroidal" drug that inhibits this process. answer: inflammation Wouldn't all of these clues also apply to "fever" or even "pain"? Although I do understand that the NSAIDs clue is trying to direct us toward...
by armitage
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: The Modern Age - A Lit/VisArts Side Event
Replies: 13
Views: 5182

Re: The Modern Age - A Lit/VisArts Side Event

Pretty interested in this at an NYC or adjacent site.
by armitage
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2017: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 729

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I thought the bio was just fine - my only issues were the lactate leadin and the repetition of adrenal glands, the latter of which I can see isn't the biggest problem. The "easy" answerlines felt appropriate for the overall flavor of the set, at least at our site, and I appreciate the decision to sp...
by armitage
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2017: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 729

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Also, I think the first clue in the lactic acid tossup actually points to lactose -- Eric buzzed on the MacConkey agar clue and was negged, although at the end we let him have it since I believe the wording implied that the answerline was fermented to produce the pink color. I made the same neg, bu...
by armitage
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open mirror at NYU 03/25/17
Replies: 10
Views: 3237

Re: Oxford Open mirror at NYU 03/25/17

I just updated the final field. Note that Sameen will be directing the tournament.
After the main tournament, we're planning to run Scattergories (first) and then Floreat, time permitting.
See you all Saturday.
by armitage
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open mirror at NYU 03/25/17
Replies: 10
Views: 3237

Re: Oxford Open mirror at NYU 03/25/17

Here is the final field: Ahmed/Cohen/Lai/Zhuang Rutgers Penn Alston/Mukherjee Bobrow NYU Columbia Vinokurov/White/Yu ------------------------ We have the rooms confirmed, so are there any other teams thinking about forming that haven't gotten in touch yet? Are there teams that would be interested bu...