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by vengefulsweatermensch
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 4485

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

Thought I'd mention a small error I ran into while reading over Editors 1: [10] In 1866, the American steamer General Sherman attempted to emulate Perry’s expedition by visiting this non-Japanese East Asian city; however, the ship was destroyed by this city’s residents. The USS Pueblo was captured ...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14495

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

UlyssesInvictus wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:18 pm
vengefulsweatermensch wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:34 pm
The set has been posted in the packet archive.
Any chance I could get the Word/Google Docs version of the files?
Sure! I'll share them with you tonight.
by vengefulsweatermensch
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14495

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

The set has been posted in the packet archive.
by vengefulsweatermensch
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 4485

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

Could I see the tossup on special relativity? There was a clue early on that mentioned a relativistic quantity, which threw me off. Sorry to have missed this - here you go! 3. The Dirac equation modifies the Schrödinger equation to account for the results of this theory. A prediction of this theory...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 4485

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

Nathan is presumably using a single team name as shorthand for a packet that combines submissions from multiple teams, as well as questions written by editors. (This makes more sense if you can see the packet headers and file names.) Yep, that's it. The Eyjafjallajökull bonus was made easier in Bri...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 4485

ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

Discuss specific questions and errata here. Several issues were caught and corrected on Saturday night, the most glaring being: 1) repeated line in Oboe bonus (Georgia A) 2) use of the word “cathedral” in the “cathedrals” tossup (Georgia A) 3) incorrectly ordered Cervantes bonus (Michigan State C) 4...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 2865

ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

Welcome to the discussion thread for ACF Fall 2018! I hope you enjoyed playing our questions. Here’s who edited what: Rahul - European literature, visual fine arts, other fine arts, social science Olivia - American literature, British literature, World literature, any/other literature Young - religi...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14495

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

Thanks to all the teams that played ACF Fall this weekend! I hope you enjoyed playing our set. Discussion threads will be posted as soon as I've received confirmation that the California HS mirror is over.
by vengefulsweatermensch
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14495

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

Packets have been sent to the Sunday mirrors.
by vengefulsweatermensch
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14495

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

Packets have been sent to the Saturday mirrors. If you haven't received the set but should have, email me ASAP. When will hosts get the info for what teams packets were used? I could use it to start making our schedule and to see how I need to set up bye rounds. I emailed the Acf fall email twice no...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall South Atlantic - Tusculum University, 11-03-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

Re: ACF Fall South Atlantic - Tusculum University, 11-03-2018

Tusculum University's mirror of ACF Fall has been cancelled. The teams affected by this cancellation have been notified and are encouraged to attend Georgia Tech's mirror instead.
by vengefulsweatermensch
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14495

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

Hi everybody, I need to apologize for the logistical issues that this tournament has suffered the last few weeks, which are entirely my fault. I have been neglecting the community-facing side of the head editor job for a bit, now, and the grievances taken up in this thread and elsewhere are due to t...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14495

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

I mistakenly filled out the registration form twice when I meant to edit it, so it should be noted that only one of the listed Delaware teams on the spreadsheet is correct (the one listed as packet-optional). I emailed the ACF Fall email account about this nearly a week ago but no action seems to h...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14495

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

Milhouse wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:24 pm
vengefulsweatermensch wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:59 pm
theking259 wrote:Could we get access to the google sheet of the fields?
Sure, as soon as I get the Google forms script to work!
Has this happened yet?
Just now! Thank you for your patience with my luddite ways.
by vengefulsweatermensch
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14495

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

Will there be a Florida mirror? Ideally at either UF or UCF? The first packet submission deadline is next week and I would prefer not to submit a pack without the knowledge that we can attend this tournament. The turn out for the Florida mirror last year was very good and there is no reason not the...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14495

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

The packet submission requirement this thread is: Packet submission Any team with at least two people on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2017 is required to submit a half-packet, unless it is a high school team attending a high school-only mir...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14495

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

High school mirrors Beginning with ACF Fall 2018, ACF will allow high school teams to attend select mirrors of ACF Fall. Hosts interested in having high school teams attend their mirror should contact fall2018acf@gmail.com to apply for an exemption. If this exemption is granted, hosts will work wit...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14495

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

In unrelated news, the editors have asked me to announce two slight changes to the tournament distribution. (1) The “painting” category, which as been renamed “visual fine arts,” has been expanded to include questions on sculpture as well as painting. (2) Questions on opera are now considered part o...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14495

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

Prospective hosts should expect to receive an update on their bid status this weekend. Would it be possible for us to have an update on the status of our bids? Thanks! The announcement has been updated to include the first slate of mirror sites. I will be contacting hosts later today to inform them...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14495

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

Can we expect sites to be announced soon? We'd like to get an early start on collegiate outreach, and it really helps to have an actual tournament to invite teams to. I made an (unannounced) decision to postpone site announcements one week to drum up more bids. Prospective hosts should expect to re...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14495

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

The email address linked in the above post doesn't seem to exist yet? At the very least, both the emails I've sent asking for a distribution have failed, claiming that the address doesn't exist. Good catch - the actual email address is fall2018acf@gmail.com. I've fixed the original post accordingly.
by vengefulsweatermensch
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 editor application
Replies: 2
Views: 1554

Re: ACF Fall 2018 editor application

Congratulations are in order to this year's ACF Fall editors: Ashwin Ramaswami , Neil Vinjamuri , Nitin Rao , Olivia Lamberti , Rahul Keyal and Young Lee . I'm excited to begin working with them, and I can't wait for the community to see what this team of talented individuals is capable of accomplis...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14495

ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

I am pleased to announce that this year’s iteration of ACF Fall will take place the weekend of November 3, 2018 . The set will be edited by Ashwin Ramaswami, Neil Vinjamuri, Nitin Rao, Olivia Lamberti, Rahul Keyal and Young Lee. I, Nathan Weiser, will be overseeing set production, with assistance fr...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 editor application
Replies: 2
Views: 1554

Re: ACF Fall 2018 editor application

Hello all,

This year's application will close at midnight, 12:00 AM, July the 22nd (aka the Monday after this coming Monday). If you are interested in applying but unable to make this deadline for some reason, email me at nlweiser@stanford.edu and we'll see if we can work something out.
by vengefulsweatermensch
Tue May 29, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 Editor application
Replies: 3
Views: 2258

Re: ACF Fall 2017 Editor application

vengefulsweatermensch wrote:
rahulkeyal wrote:Are there plans for ACF to release a similar form for Fall 2018 in the near future?
Yes - one should be posted by the end of the week.
...and it's been posted! Thank you for your patience.
by vengefulsweatermensch
Tue May 29, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 editor application
Replies: 2
Views: 1554

ACF Fall 2018 editor application

Once again, ACF has decided to solicit applications for subject editorship of ACF Fall. We're looking to assemble a team of enthusiastic, reliable editors to help us build upon the success of last year's well-regarded ACF Fall set. If you're interested in helping us out, apply! To do so, please fill...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Tue May 22, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 Editor application
Replies: 3
Views: 2258

Re: ACF Fall 2017 Editor application

rahulkeyal wrote:Are there plans for ACF to release a similar form for Fall 2018 in the near future?
Yes - one should be posted by the end of the week.
by vengefulsweatermensch
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 46
Views: 13129

Re: Players Choice Awards

A few people have submitted suggestions for awards so far, but not very many. At the very least, there's some submissions that I'd like to highlight as inspiration for others, including some very goofy ones that I love. If you have any ideas (inspired by below), I'd encourage you to submit them her...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Historature 2018: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 897

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Did the "gullah" tossup refer to Daughters of the Dust as a documentary? That'd be wrong - it's definitely a fictional film. I may have misheard the moderator, though...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 4533

Re: Thanks and General Discussion

* If anyone in sociology wants to come here and tell me that the Middletown Studies are a landmark text that everyone should know, I'd be glad to admit it. Actually important and interesting things I've never heard of are what quizbowl is all about! I'm in American Studies, not sociology, but yes t...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 3937

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

CPiGuy wrote:"Witness for the Prosecution"
Oh boy! Did this tossup get cut, or folded into the Agatha Christie TU? (As a Billy Wilder fanboy, I'd love to see the original version, if anyone wants to post it/PM it to me).
by vengefulsweatermensch
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl 2017 at Stanford, 10/21
Replies: 3
Views: 2226

Re: Penn Bowl 2017 at Stanford, 10/21

In addition to Penn Bowl, we'll be hosting a mirror of Mike Bentley's Eyes That Do Not See visual set. This should commence as soon as the regular tournament ends, probably around 6 PM. See you on Saturday! Actually, due to some scheduling issues with the brothers Keyal, we've decided to postpone t...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl 2017 at Stanford, 10/21
Replies: 3
Views: 2226

Re: Penn Bowl 2017 at Stanford, 10/21

In addition to Penn Bowl, we'll be hosting a mirror of Mike Bentley's Eyes That Do Not See visual set. This should commence as soon as the regular tournament ends, probably around 6 PM.

See you on Saturday!

EDIT: disregard this! See below.
by vengefulsweatermensch
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 2017)
Replies: 77
Views: 30991

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

Mike Bentley wrote:Any update on when the Stanford mirror will be?
Our mirror will be on January 27th, 2018. A separate announcement will be posted soon.

[edited to correct my silly typo - we plan to host this tournament on the 27th, not the 20th]
by vengefulsweatermensch
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2017-18 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 18266

Re: 2017-18 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

I'll note here that Yale's Stephen Eltinge will be working on ACF Regionals, and that Adam Silverman (now most of Northwestern's scoring, barring a drastic change) writes many questions for PACE and HSAPQ. Strong, experienced science writers/editors are in no small part a major constraining factor ...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 37
Views: 12240

Re: Preseason Poll

Here is the postseason poll. It would probably be useful for people to post about who is leaving, joining, etc. 4. Stanford Stephen and Benjy are gone. I'm still here; Kyle Sutherlin, Jennie Yang, and Eric Kilgore are still here; Nikhil Desai is back (!!) and, so far as I know, intends to play; Max...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 2017)
Replies: 77
Views: 30991

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

Mike Bentley wrote:Not sure who the Stanford TD is, but when can we expect a confirmed date?
Due to scheduling conflicts in the fall, our mirror will most likely be held sometime in January or February - exact date to be announced soon.
by vengefulsweatermensch
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Bay Area summer practices
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Re: Bay Area summer practices

Hey there, As the oldest, wisest, and second-most-trustworthy * remaining member of Stanford Quiz Bowl Club, I suppose it's my duty to host and announce the existence of our weekly summer practices. They'll be held on Sundays in my apartment on campus. Anyone in or outside of Stanford Quiz Bowl is ...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Bay Area summer practices
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Bay Area summer practices

Hey there, As the oldest, wisest, and second-most-trustworthy * remaining member of Stanford Quiz Bowl Club, I suppose it's my duty to host and announce the existence of our weekly summer practices. They'll be held on Sundays in my apartment on campus. Anyone in or outside of Stanford Quiz Bowl is w...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago
Replies: 50
Views: 24441

Re: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago

Please describe what actually is happening with it. For me, the stream only plays content in 5-10 second bursts. I hear Niki Peters read, like, a sentence and half of a tossup; the screen freezes up; it stays that way for minutes, until there's another weird staccato fragment. It's like I'm watchin...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)
Replies: 37
Views: 14026

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)

ashwin99 wrote:
Your Feline Genome wrote:My teammate Ali Saeed and I are both going to Stanford University and plan to play quizbowl.
Me too
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YMPAH67f4o
by vengefulsweatermensch
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)
Replies: 37
Views: 14026

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)

Your Feline Genome wrote:My teammate Ali Saeed and I are both going to Stanford University and plan to play quizbowl.
:party: :party: :party:
by vengefulsweatermensch
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division I ICT: specific question discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 1735

Re: 2017 Division I ICT: specific question discussion

On another sitcom, one of these events led to Buster's relationship with Lucille Austero. Yeah, so I buzzed on this clue with "award shows," which is actually a correct answer given the way this is phrased. In the episode "Key Decisions," Lucille Austero gives Buster her phone number after he accid...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division I ICT: specific question discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 1735

Re: 2017 Division I ICT: specific question discussion

Could I see the tossup on "auctions" in sitcoms? This was a terrific idea for a question, but I think I was mislead by the phrasing of one of the clues.
by vengefulsweatermensch
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford American Tournament @ Stanford, 3/19
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

Oxford American Tournament @ Stanford, 3/19

Hi there, Stanford University will be hosting a mirror the Oxford American Tournament (OAT) on March 19, 2017 (note that this is a Sunday). The field cap is set at 8 teams. It'll be an open tournament, so anyone can play - high schoolers, old folks, chimera teams, etc. To sign up, email me (Nathan W...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 10068

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

I'd like to say that I've found a good deal of questions on the Philippines to be fairly transparent. Most of the time it's just because it's a weird mix of names that only an Asian country ruled by Spain and the U.S. would have. I think the Marcos question was effective because it avoided this. Th...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 4410

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion

Echoing Adam and Cody - I'd happily provide detailed feedback on the submissions I edited, preferably over email (nlweiser@stanford.edu). Most of the submissions I received were well-researched and difficulty appropriate. If I heavily edited or altogether omitted your favorite question, don't take i...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 10068

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

Also, did I remember it incorrectly, or was there 3 history tossups regarding the Philippines? (one on Marcos, one mentioning Aguinaldo at the end, one mentioning Duterte) The question with Duterte clues was current events, not history. 3/0 is a lot of Philippines content for one tournament - I'm s...
by vengefulsweatermensch
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO 2017 Team Formation
Replies: 23
Views: 9174

Re: CO 2017 Team Formation

Hey, I'll probably play CO in 2017. I'm good at American history, film, and some other scattered stuff.

I am also quite handsome. You want me on your team.
by vengefulsweatermensch
Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 37462

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

Is the final being streamed?