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by gettysburg11
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ JHU (3/9/19)
Replies: 33
Views: 5830

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ JHU (3/9/19)

It's very short notice, but the fourth member of our team dropped, so if anyone doesn't have a team yet and wants to play, you're more than welcome to join me, Danny, and Conor Thompson tomorrow.
by gettysburg11
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 6461

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

AGoodMan wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:05 am
Actually, can I also see the Ezekiel TU in full as well please? The lead in confused me.
For what it’s worth, I wrote this tossup and most of it is the same as my submission, and I took the lead-in from the opening verses of Ezekiel 33. Apologies for the somewhat confusing wording though.
by gettysburg11
Wed May 30, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 48485

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

I have nothing else to say that has not been covered by my colleagues. Gettysburg will not participate in NAQT tournaments and I will not contribute to NAQT sets until Matt Bruce has been removed and NAQT provides a proper explanation of why this monster was allowed near children.
by gettysburg11
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 17857

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

Airing dirty laundry on the forums appears to also be the sort of thing that might make people not want to join the quizbowl community.
by gettysburg11
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 9291

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

This is perhaps tangential to the current discussion, but is there any chance we can get a log of this posted somewhere? I'd love to see a series of "close readings" of the Regs packets in line with the advanced stats we have access to (the inner nerd in me wants a podcast but that's prob too much ...
by gettysburg11
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 9291

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

We had a discussion in the Discord tonight in which we analyzed tossups from a packet (E. Delaware A + Kentucky A + Cambridge A) to try to put together qualitative thoughts about their clues with the buzzpoint histograms. There were a few major conclusions at which we seemed to arrive. 1. Probably a...
by gettysburg11
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 9291

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

Based on the extremely scientific method of copying this data into an Excel spreadsheet and running the average function on the data, it appears that the average first buzz on tossups in this set came at 51.33 words. Considering that the same function shows that the average amount of words per tossu...
by gettysburg11
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs Specific Questions and Errors
Replies: 63
Views: 8453

Re: Specific Questions and Errors

As an addendum to my previous post, I ought to note that there were lots of cool ideas in submitted and editor-produced content. I liked, for example, the specific tossup on James Longstreet that focused on his Reconstruction career as a good example of military history (sorta) beyond the sort of "...
by gettysburg11
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Battle of the Burgh XXI (3/24/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 2924

Re: Battle of the Burgh XXI (3/24/18)

I'm curious as to why teams will be charged an extra twenty dollars in order to receive a copy of the questions they are already paying to play. This seems highly unusual to me and I'm wondering why this policy is in place for this tournament.
by gettysburg11
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FIFAS Annoucement
Replies: 13
Views: 5757

Re: FIFAS Annoucement

More excited than Gary Neville post-Torres goal about this
by gettysburg11
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Caught in difficulty limbo
Replies: 14
Views: 5221

Re: Caught in difficulty limbo

Any idea where I can find more LIST packets? There's only one (1) on the packets database. EDIT: WHAQ packets too. I don't think I saw any in the hsqb database. LIST 2017: http://www.quizbowlpackets.com/1978/ LIST 2014: http://www.quizbowlpackets.com/592/ LIST 2013: http://www.quizbowlpackets.com/5...
by gettysburg11
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Caught in difficulty limbo
Replies: 14
Views: 5221

Re: Caught in difficulty limbo

In particular, the WHAQ and LIST sets are of approximately normal high school difficulty. Here is a list of the difficulty of high school sets from this year (a higher number means the set is more difficult). I like this a lot because it's great for comparison, but based on the information given on...
by gettysburg11
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Caught in difficulty limbo
Replies: 14
Views: 5221

Re: Caught in difficulty limbo

If you have some money to purchase IS sets from NAQT for practice, those would be best. Or for a free option, the VHSL sets should also be good. And you are correct that you are looking at two ends of the difficulty spectrum with SCOP and PACE,
by gettysburg11
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)
Replies: 19
Views: 6678

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)

If someone who knows film is looking to join with somebody who likes to think he knows stuff that's not film, drop me a line. Though ultimately I'm not that particular, so just let me know if you're interested in teaming!
by gettysburg11
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 21258

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

Regionals has been posted, can this set be posted as well please?
by gettysburg11
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read
Replies: 37
Views: 17468

Re: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read

The Great Gatsby has been my favorite "classic" lit book for quite a while now. Plus it comes up a ton in quizbowl, so it's definitely worth the read.

Great Expectations, on the other hand, is not so great.
by gettysburg11
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Postseason Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 5720

Re: Postseason Poll

Would people like to do another postseason roundtable to discuss the teams this year?
by gettysburg11
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Listory 2016: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2056

Re: General Discussion

Sorry to bring this up so long after the fact, but will this set ever be posted?
by gettysburg11
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT General Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 6738

Re: 2017 EMT General Discussion

I thought in many ways this was a very fun set to play, and my team had a really good time doing so yesterday. I want to commend the writers for coming together so quickly and producing it for us to play. That said, I think this set had two big issues on which I would like to provide feedback for th...
by gettysburg11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 Eisenhower Memorial Tournament - Global Announcement
Replies: 14
Views: 8890

Re: 2017 Eisenhower Memorial Tournament - Global Announcemen

Quick reminder that non-Skype mirrors of this tournament are beginning this weekend! Teams should definitely sign-up for their local EMT mirrors, if they haven't yet! This set is one of the final chances to play a regular-minus tournament this semester, and being similar to previous years' MUT's in...
by gettysburg11
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 Eisenhower Memorial Tournament - Global Announcement
Replies: 14
Views: 8890

Re: 2017 Eisenhower Memorial Tournament - Global Announcemen

Quick reminder that non-Skype mirrors of this tournament are beginning this weekend! Teams should definitely sign-up for their local EMT mirrors, if they haven't yet! This set is one of the final chances to play a regular-minus tournament this semester, and being similar to previous years' MUT's in...
by gettysburg11
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts
Replies: 36
Views: 15312

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts

Beautiful, though in all likelihood I won't be at CO so hopefully this can get some other mirrors too.
by gettysburg11
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - April 15
Replies: 21
Views: 7729

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - Date TBD

For Gettysburg, April 29 would be the preferable date. People may have plans to visit family over the weekend of the 15th as it is Easter weekend and then May 6 is the weekend before our finals. We would look into the possibility of attending on either of the latter two dates should it be the most p...
by gettysburg11
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Let's Remember Some Guys"
Replies: 44
Views: 17001

Re: "Let's Remember Some Guys"

I will probably write a packet for this and do my best to ensure that the Philadelphia bias is not too noticeable.
by gettysburg11
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Apologies and General Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 1558

Re: Apologies and General Discussion

I hate to be the guy who does this, but will this be posted? I'd definitely like to take another look at some of these clues now.
by gettysburg11
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 15159

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

Just wanna give a shout out to the author of the First Manassas bonus for justifying my entire summer internship there.
by gettysburg11
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 33955

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 jus...
by gettysburg11
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What keeps you doing quizbowl?
Replies: 25
Views: 9730

Re: Quizbowl?

Well, you're definitely not the only person to ever wonder this. Heck, even all-time greats like Matt Bollinger and Andrew Hart have done the same. As far as my own answers to your questions, I'll write my honest opinions as opposed to waxing eternal about quizbowl's many virtues. Not that there's a...
by gettysburg11
Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 45388

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

I will have some number of assorted trash tossups with no theme other than "things I like enough to write about" for this. It's currently at 6, though I hope to have it at somewhere between 10-20 by Friday.
by gettysburg11
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 45388

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

Go to mibbit.com and load up the client. On the drop-down list that says "Connect: Mibbit", select Slashnet instead. Type in a nick (your name, your forum username, something not stupid) and type "#quizbowl" into the space for the channel. Press the button that says "Connect." Ta da. You can regist...
by gettysburg11
Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false names
Replies: 56
Views: 15659

Re: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false name

I won't pretend to tell every circuit what to do. Certainly, at times Minnesota has used quasi-open tournaments at times. But I would say this should not be the norm for the following reasons: 1. It is very unfair to teams in the lower and mid standings, as it is another game in which they presumab...
by gettysburg11
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 2916

Re: 2016 Terrapin General Discussion

Just wanted to add to the general sentiment that this set was very well-written and enjoyable to play. I thought it hit reasonable difficulty targets and agree that that level will hopefully be emulated more in the future!
by gettysburg11
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Virginia universities active in QuizBowl?
Replies: 3
Views: 1768

Re: Virginia universities active in QuizBowl?

VCU

Roanoke played D2 SCT last year, though I know nothing of their current status
by gettysburg11
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Detailed Stats
Replies: 10
Views: 1248

Re: Detailed Stats

Just wanted to make sure I give you guys my thanks for putting this together. This is absolutely fascinating stuff to scroll through! The quizbowl sabermetrics revolution is upon us.
by gettysburg11
Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Maryland summer practice
Replies: 18
Views: 6150

Re: Maryland summer practice

Brian McPeak wrote:what has happened to our once proud club?
Looks like regression to the mean to me.
by gettysburg11
Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 173
Views: 112121

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I powered the MLK tossup on Cubans at the mention of Fort Chaffee, which I know because there was a Ghost Adventures episode there.
by gettysburg11
Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 31193

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

Yeah, I know it's been said plenty, but barring teams of less than 4 from playing is a really really bad idea. A large portion of the high school and college tournaments I've played have been as a team of 3, simply because that was all the people I could get due to other commitments. It would be who...
by gettysburg11
Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Postseason Polls
Replies: 10
Views: 2955

Re: Postseason Polls

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:Are people interested in having a post-season roundtable discussion of some sort beforehand? Doesn't have to be about rankings alone - can also be about what the year was like in general, what people thought of the sets/schedule, etc.
I'd be interested in this.
by gettysburg11
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Specific question discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 10042

Re: Specific question discussion

Cool. Obviously, if you do remember anything that came up in a way that presented a repeat issue (i.e. some substantive piece of information was mentioned previously and was later asked about, or vice versa, in a way that either allowed a player to answer based on information that already came up, ...
by gettysburg11
Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: How to deal with a failed HS QB career?
Replies: 11
Views: 4722

Re: How to deal with a failed HS QB career?

There's actually been a fair bit of discussion on this recently in the collegiate section. I'll primarily let others who have played for a lot longer than I have weigh in on this, but did you have fun learning new things? Going new places? Meeting new people? If you can say yes to any or all of thes...
by gettysburg11
Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Today is the Anniversary of Watkinsgate
Replies: 18
Views: 7485

Re: Today is the Anniversary of Watkinsgate

I never knew the guy, so I can't really say much other than I hope nothing like him ever happens again. And I think his "example," as it were, may play a large part in ensuring just that.

Also, I envision him as being Patrick in this clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8ch19BOi8E
by gettysburg11
Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: College Player v. World
Replies: 26
Views: 11342

Re: College Player v. World

I'm down for this if I'm considered reputed enough.
by gettysburg11
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division I SCT
Replies: 58
Views: 17034

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division I SCT

The question on George Zimmerman's paintings was a terrible, terrible idea. I wrote this question; I'm curious to know what made it play badly in-game. Given the furor over the amounts of money Zimmerman has made auctioning off his paintings and the controversy over their content, I felt it might b...
by gettysburg11
Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division II SCT
Replies: 16
Views: 2894

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division II SCT

There are two ways an answer line might differ between DI and DII. First, when a question is converted from DI to DII, it often goes to a subject editor in DII, who may have a different conception of the question, and may change the answer line. Second, questions occasionally get converted before a...
by gettysburg11
Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division II SCT
Replies: 16
Views: 2894

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division II SCT

sonstige wrote:Maybe the reader misspoke, but the question does say "precedes."
The copy of the set that I have says "follows," in italics as well. Maybe that was something marked for editing that wasn't fixed in time for our site?
by gettysburg11
Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division II SCT
Replies: 16
Views: 2894

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division II SCT

The tossup on Judges in round 9 has a major error. The Book of Joshua precedes it, but the tossup says it follows it. That produced a neg in our room. Also, I don't know if this is something that's considered acceptable by the quizbowl community at large and just struck me as weird, but there were a...
by gettysburg11
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 8900

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion

There was a bonus which mentioned artwork found on Swiss money in the lead-in, and then asked for Switzerland as the second part of the bonus. Yeah, that was weird. I don't remember which packet this was, but I remember the answerlines were Walking Man/Switzerland/Cartier-Bresson if that helps in f...
by gettysburg11
Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:23 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: IRC Festivus 2015: Rex Ryan's Revenge
Replies: 37
Views: 16737

Re: IRC Festivus 2015: Rex Ryan's Revenge

I'll most likely write a soccer packet for this.
by gettysburg11
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Vocabulary: A Brief Lesson for Teams
Replies: 13
Views: 5805

Re: Vocabulary: A Brief Lesson for Teams

Registering for a tournament means: "We have gotten clear commitments from all our players that they are free that weekend, and are willing and able to attend the tournament. That is to say, coaches in Missouri frequently register before getting clear student commitments because the tournaments fil...