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by Aaron's Rod
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 12
Views: 1057

Re: MUSES Announcement

Illinois Admin wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:50 pm
2/2 Polyhymnia - hymns (1/1 Ancient, 1/1 Non-Ancient)
2/2 Terpsichore - dance (1/1 “academic,” 1/1 “other”)
dude
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 89
Views: 7825

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

the Sugar Plum Fairy clue was early, yeah, but it was well-written and I think a lot of people got buzzes on it However, “lots” of people getting a good buzz is much less what you want early on in the question (otherwise what’s the point of pyramidality?). Being cautious not to make a set too diffi...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 89
Views: 7825

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

And now, as promised, some responses. I enjoyed the music in this set quite a bit and thought the subdistributing was generally very good both by era and by genre. I think that a tossup on each of Josquin, Tallis and Couperin might have been a bit much, especially considering that Bach didn't come u...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)
Replies: 26
Views: 5534

Re: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)

Daedalus wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:59 pm
yeah uh about that
😍🎉
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 89
Views: 7825

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

I'll address others' comments in a separate post, but first I get to enjoy typing out a self-serving editor's post. =D As you already know, I did the classical music (minus an Andrew Hart tossup and a Will Nediger bonus) and the non-jazz auditory fine arts (minus an opera tossup from Rob Carson and ...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)
Replies: 26
Views: 5534

Re: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)

I am starting a MlIS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I assume I’ll be for two years. I will be starting an two-year MA program at UChicago's Divinity School. I intend to continue to play. I'm starting a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Illinois at ...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 28451

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

The problem with all-bracket entry tiebreakers is that they do significantly delay the tournament because there are far more tiebreaker situations to determine and read -- look no further back than PACE NSC 2018. Having played PACE NSC 2018, I did not notice any delays anywhere significant enough w...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"

I agree with the concerns over making it work at CO. SA2's questions are a little bit shorter than CO Trash's, so having one other tossup only event might work, but two would certainly be pushing it. I really don't want to step on anyone's toes there, so if two other side events are confirmed (or i...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 6922

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

As a forums moderator that tries to be very responsive to community concerns, I've split this thread--posts about how NAQT responds to community concerns can go here, and the ICT format discussion can stay here.
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT and Feedback Rhetoric
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

Alex, I don't think "harshest criticism" and "harshest treatment" are the same thing. I agree that NAQT should be held to higher standards. This does not mean they should be subjected to our most abusive rhetoric. Sure, and I appreciate your succinct clarification. I, too, have long been uncomforta...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT and Feedback Rhetoric
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

As Mike pointed out, for a community where we spend so much time self-flagellating about how people often treat each other (which, incidentally, seems to result in these same people being more civil and conflict-averse in public, but nasty and gossipy in group chats), we sure as hell seem to have a...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO / Minnesota Open @ UMN, 3/30
Replies: 27
Views: 4184

Re: PIANO / Minnesota Open @ UMN, 3/30

It looks like I accidentally stole someone's pair of black sunglasses. They say @UMNUSA on the back and looked exactly like mine. Sorry! If they're yours, please let me know and I'll try to get them back to you.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 45
Views: 14772

Re: Your Favorite Question

Apologies for the egregious thread necromancy, but ICT being this weekend and Will Nediger posting about a bonus in the Quizbowl History Forum reminded me of this. I was spectating 2018 ICT, since DePaul didn't get off the standby list. This is one of my favorite bonuses of all time: A play about th...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Roommate for ICT 2019 [Female]
Replies: 4
Views: 1561

Re: Roommate for ICT 2019 [Female]

Of the two teams Yale is sending to ICT this year, only one of our players is female. We are therefore wondering if anyone would be interested in splitting the cost of a double room at ICT with that player for the nights of Friday April 5 and Saturday April 6. Feel free to PM me your contact inform...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 1338

Re: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend

Any reason why this can't be multiple-select?
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 20
Views: 3917

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

I am very pleased to announce the return of post-Evanston Open festivities at my parents' North Shore house on Saturday night. The terms from last year are basically the same: All quizbowlers who are over 18 and have graduated high school are welcome. [No exceptions!] It is not accessible by transit...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 4458

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

I'm frustrated that the subject of conversation has gone so far afield from the original post, which is excellent. However, since we're here, I agree with Charlie on many points. It gives me extreme pause to introduce quizbowl people to my normal friends/significant others, because there's nothing e...
by Aaron's Rod
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO / Minnesota Open @ UMN, 3/30
Replies: 27
Views: 4184

Re: PIANO / Minnesota Open @ UMN, 3/30

Being that none of these teams are from a school (i.e., I assume nobody has to go through a finance office to send a check), perhaps just email teams about the benefits/drawbacks of a potential price increase, and raise the price if everybody consents? It's not the most graceful option, but it seems...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: META at HSNCT
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Re: META at HSNCT

You need to change the permissions on the sheet for other people to access it.
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 11
Views: 8447

Re: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

EFT is clear! Thank you everyone for your patience, and for playing EFT!

The packet uploads are pending approval, but when they're available they'll be here.
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 4718

Re: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT

Glad to see this topic bumped recently, I meant to respond in November but never got around to it. For reference, I went to an all-undergraduate four-year school of about 1,500 students, in a state (WI) where pyramidal high school quizbowl is not unknown but very small, and which also draws heavily ...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 3
Views: 1378

Re: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament

Looks like a great team of younger writers/players who are known for these subjects. 👀 Super hyped for this much 20th century music!
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ UCF (1/26/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 2951

Re: ACF Regionals @ UCF (1/26/19)

Just for my own curiosity (and apologies if this is posted elsewhere on here, the ACF website, etc.) --- but is there a policy on spoiler (or otherwise ineligible) teams joining a field, when such a tournament is a national qualifier? The ACF Hosting Guidelines detail the penalties incurred for ine...
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 28451

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

ACF is pleased to announce that we have secured a hotel block at the Study at University City . Teams can book rooms on Friday 4/12/19, Saturday 4/13/19, and Sunday 4/14/19 for $194 + citywide 16.25% tax rate. You can book by clicking here . Or, to make reservations over the phone, call 215-387-1400...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Addressing Minor Misconduct as a TD
Replies: 3
Views: 2357

Re: Addressing Minor Misconduct as a TD

This is a really good post (is this cross-posted in the HS forum as well?). We don't really have proper cross-posting, but there's now a stickied topic in the Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl forum directing people to the Community Discussion forum. I wonder if you (or others) think that when tal...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Addressing Minor Misconduct as a TD
Replies: 3
Views: 2357

Addressing Minor Misconduct as a TD

(DISCLAIMER: I've had this post on the back burner since the summer, so there's no one and nothing I'm alluding to in particular. Also, I'm making this post as myself, and not on behalf of the misconduct form or anybody associated with it, or any organization or question set I'm associated with.) Th...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 52
Views: 9753

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

Would people be open to running something Friday night of ICT, or do teams generally get in too late for that?
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 24666

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

A Very Long Math Tossup wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:28 am
touchpack wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:18 am
Can you guys decide on a date soon? I work ~26 weekends a year and need to request time off well in advance.
As someone flying in, I heavily second this.
It would be really nice if this could get resolved soon!
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Getting involved with the online quiz bowl community
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Re: Getting involved with the online quiz bowl community

Hi Samir, glad you found the forums! How is one supposed to interact with the online community? What's the "ultimate purpose" for doing so? I'm sure lots of people will have something to say about this, but I like talking about quizbowl and talking to quizbowlers. It's also fun to get to know quizbo...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Is Festivus happening?
Replies: 11
Views: 3161

Is Festivus happening?

It is a time-honored quizbowl tradition to read packets on Festivus, December 23rd. This year, that is a Sunday, so it's unusually convenient for those of us who work full-time. Usually a post about Festivus is made sometime in November(!), so I was wondering whether it's happening this year. There ...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 24666

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

I just also think that hosting the only Midwest mirror in Minnesota is more dumb, What part of "Minnesotans wrote for this" do you not get? seeing as Minnesota is basically the least convenient possible site in the Midwest (short of, like, Michigan Tech). Michigan Tech! A great example of a team th...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 24666

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Expecting Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State, plus any other interested Ohio schools, to travel great distances for the second year in a row is pretty unreasonable, not to mention that the existence of an OSU site should be more convenient for Chicagoland people, who now have a site that's ov...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 6655

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

I didn't read the set [speculation] What kinds of note clues were being used? [speculation] Perhaps it would be prudent to get a copy of the set before making these sorts of comments and musings, especially when (emphasis mine): I want to correct some formatting issues before I upload the set, so m...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 EFT at Stanford, 11/10
Replies: 3
Views: 2038

Re: 2018 EFT at Stanford, 11/10

What does the field look like right now?
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Quiz Bowl Staffer Database
Replies: 4
Views: 2090

Re: Quiz Bowl Staffer Database

Thanks for working on this, this will be useful to a lot of people. Will all of the staffers' information be available on the front page, or will viewing information of staffers near you require entering a query? If the former, will this be indexed by search engines? If the latter, are the people li...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (EFT @ UCF) Early Fall Tournament at U of Central Florida
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Re: (EFT @ UCF) Early Fall Tournament at U of Central Florida

In case you go looking for it (like I did), stats are indeed up, and they're here. :smile:
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019
Replies: 6
Views: 2518

Re: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019

I think it would be a good idea to have an annual top-down project in which we go through every school on the list and verify that the contact info is current and actually works. Plenty of people forget to update the old list when they leave their club, I've been burned by outdated contact info in ...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 2558

Re: JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)

I look forward to getting my ass kicked by Mike Cheyne and getting mad about the lack of apocrypha. :grin:

Because you mentioned emphasizing "concepts" and "objects," I'd love to know at some point what your guys' preferred translation(s) is/are.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 11
Views: 8447

Re: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

I hope everyone's enjoyed the first few mirrors of EFT! We've recently agreed to let a high school tournament at Solon use the set in February, 2019 . Please be aware that this set will not be clear for an unusually long amount of time, and refrain from discussing it in public. I'll update our list ...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 9
Views: 5896

Re: Misconduct Reporting Form

I am very pleased to announce that IAC, the umbrella organization that includes NHBB, is joining PACE, NAQT, and ACF on the misconduct reporting form task force. We are very excited to work with our colleagues Jason Russell (Director, IAC US Middle School/Elementary Division) and Niki Peters (Region...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 3724

Re: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)

Thanks for your patience on stats! Echoing Tejas' call to join the private discussion forum...it's not a playtest mirror for nothin'. :smile:
by Aaron's Rod
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 3724

Re: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)

Thanks to everyone who has signed up on the spreadsheet so far! We're in serious need of two more staffers, and are willing to pay for your time (see the OP), so if you are available, please consider helping us out and staffing for this tournament. A logistics email will be coming soon for players,...
by Aaron's Rod
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 3724

Re: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)

A reminder that this is in a week, and please get your registrations in today. We are still seeking paid staff!
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IQBTee Shirts
Replies: 12
Views: 3963

Re: IQBTee Shirts

Can you explain the "girl fifteen" one with the whale? I guess "girl power" (?), but what's with the whale?
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Open NASAT Mirror @ UMN, 8/18
Replies: 8
Views: 3156

Re: Open NASAT Mirror @ UMN, 8/18

I'm guessing the score in game 9 between Greater East Naperville Co-Prosperity Sphere and I Fell During Bite the Box and Now I Have This Scab Team is incorrect, so if any of the participants in that game have the real score, let me know. Otherwise, it will take me a while to check the scoresheet. I...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 3724

EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)

Continuing this set’s proud tradition of online playtesting, I am pleased to announce the open test mirror of the 2018 Early Fall Tournament , which will be held on this Discord channel on September 22nd, 2018, starting at 11 AM EDT. I will be running the tournament. You can register here . Please r...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 39
Views: 11720

Re: Best Film Player

You can really see how different whims of different authors influence how someone's film knowledge is rewarded or not. John Lawrence's line at FILM, while nothing to sneeze at, was just pretty good (and no superpowers, if I recall), but he then utterly destroyed my event. Agreed. Carsten's performa...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 9
Views: 5896

Re: Misconduct Reporting Form

The misconduct form has a small personnel changes due to PACE's 2018-2019 elections--Sarah Angelo has replaced David Reinstein as one of PACE's representatives. (I also am no longer representing PACE on the form, but I'm staying on through ACF.) David was instrumental in getting all of this done, an...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 19755

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

Auks Ran Ova wrote:We could also just combine teams into whatever numbers work. Not really a big deal if some side events end up 5-on-5, if that's the most convenient way to allow everyone to play.
Yeah, this is a tournament in Illinois, surely 5v5 is acceptable.
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 19755

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

Cheynem wrote: -Rapture (as shootout)
There's currently 25 people signed up for RAPTURE. I know that this is short notice to complain, but especially since there's plenty of staff signed up, is there any way we can make this a teams event?