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by Aaron's Rod
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 3777

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: 2
Views: 730

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. đź‘€ 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: 2111

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: 52
Views: 16164

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: 1387

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: 1387

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: 25
Views: 4505

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: 82
Views: 18420

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: 1192

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: 2636

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: 82
Views: 18420

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: 82
Views: 18420

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: 5608

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: 1841

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: 1853

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: 1315

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: 2126

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: 2285

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: 9
Views: 7386

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: 5342

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: 3399

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: 3399

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: 3399

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: 3461

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: 2825

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: 3399

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: 10539

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: 5342

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: 17631

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: 17631

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?
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where Stats Go
Replies: 13
Views: 4725

Re: Where Stats Go

I could not agree more with this. The quizbowl community is incredibly blessed to have people who are willing to work on very useful projects for free, and for no particular organization, simply because they should be done. (I have Harry White's player search saved on my bookmarks bar and I use it f...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 17631

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

Hey everyone, We will be holding the event in room 146 of the Armory. We recommend people park at the main library. We will be aiming to start at 8:45 on both days so try to arrive at 8:15-8:30. Additionally, anyone who staffs, and brings a laptop, will be given a free entry to a side event for eac...
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 25
Views: 11128

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

thebluehawk1 wrote: Minnesota: No clue
Loses Jason Asher.
thebluehawk1 wrote:Northwestern: no Clue
Loses Greg Peterson.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WORLDSTAR
Replies: 27
Views: 10823

Re: WORLDSTAR

A discussion forum for this set has been created; if you've played, you can request access by going to User Control Panel > Usergroups.
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 9
Views: 7386

Re: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

List of Mirrors Online mirror (open): Discord, 09/22 Great Lakes: University of Michigan, 09/29 Mid-Atlantic: University of Maryland, 09/29 Lower Midwest: WUSTL, 10/06 Upper Midwest: University of Minnesota, 10/06 New England: Yale, 10/13 Canada: Carleton University, 10/13 Northwest: Boise State, 1...
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 9
Views: 7386

Re: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan wrote:Are there any updates on mirror sites of this tournament?
I've been contacted by and am contacting some sites--stay tuned!
Coach Jim wrote:Is there a confirmed DATE for this tournament?
We'd like to have an online mirror on September 22nd, with in-person mirrors starting on September 29th and afterwards.
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 17631

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

ThisIsMyUsername wrote:Since there is now time for it, if there is any interest in a one-room shootout of Imaginary Landscape No. 4, please let me know.
I would definitely staff this if people are interested!
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 4
Replies: 23
Views: 6500

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 4

CO Trash and IL 4 went Extremely Long and Incredibly Late (much like pre-Classical music in the lower room [thinking emoji]) but this set was an absolute blast to play. The set had something for everyone, and we had such an incredibly fun, energetic crowd; that is, we made hilarious faces and cursed...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes 2017-18
Replies: 2
Views: 3009

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes 2017-18

We have lots of membership changes to announce! Jasper Lee, Richard Yu, Nathan Weiser, Daniel Hothem, Chris Greenwood, and Max Schindler have resigned from PACE. We wish them the best in their future endeavors. This summer, PACE would like to welcome the following 19(!) new members: Ben Anthony Case...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 5639

Re: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread

tfw you write like 4 questions from NSC and one of them generates a lot of discussion Specifically for Psalms, there are no other Biblical texts that people would write music for, and it says so much while well within power. There is also Genesis, and yes people set like, all of the Bible to music) ...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 3567

Re: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conferenc

Cheynem wrote:Thanks for transcribing!
You're welcome!

I will not have a lot of time to transcribe for at least the next week and possibly the next few weeks. If anyone is impatient for it, they're welcome to transcribe the last 38 minutes; if not I'm happy to pick it back up the next time I'm able.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 3567

Re: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conferenc

Women in Quizbowl [8:15] Fred Morlan: Anyone else with anything on this subject? Okay, we'll go into the next one, which is, "How can we make quizbowl more appealing and inclusive to women in quizbowl?" Because I think that's been a big subject this past year, I think some progress has been made on...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 3567

Re: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conferenc

Players and Coaches Conference: Hour Two [0:00] Fred Morlan: This is the second hour of the David Riley Memorial Coaches' and Players' Conference. I'm Fred Morlan, your MC. We're going to start by having everyone introduce themselves, going from right to left this time. So, please give your name, y...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 3567

Re: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conferenc

Inclusivity Fred Morlan: Joe Bluth just rode by on a Segway because we can now transition to talking about how can quizbowl–I can't think of the right question, I'm just stumbling along here, very professional–one question is, somebody brought up, if quizbowl is too inclusive, and the specific stat...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 4169

Re: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference

Hello everyone! You can download this year's conference at the following links. Hour one (even though it's only half an hour due to a recording error) Hour two I hope everyone enjoyed this year's conference. As always, if you have any feedback, you can post here or email me at fredmorlan@gmail.com....
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 3567

Re: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conferenc

Transitioning from high school to college Fred Morlan: Hi, and welcome to "the first half hour" of the Coaches' Conference. [Laughter.] Due to a recording error, we lost the past thirty-seven minutes. Apologies, but if you really missed it, you would've been here. [Laughter.] Alex Damisch: Eric! FM...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 3567

TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference

As requested from the main thread . I tried to be as faithful as possible to what people said while still preserving readability, and I kept the sidebars because I thought they were funny. corrections should be submitted to me via private message or other means (i.e., preferably not on this thread)....
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend
Replies: 99
Views: 36536

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 Aaron's Rod
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 46162

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

In the spirit of full disclosure and ensuring all its customers are aware of the decision, will NAQT also be issuing this statement on its website or social media accounts? Perhaps this would also be an opportune time for NAQT to link to the misconduct reporting form (or either of the posts about i...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 4169

Re: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference

Hello everyone! You can download this year's conference at the following links. Hour one (even though it's only half an hour due to a recording error) Hour two I hope everyone enjoyed this year's conference. As always, if you have any feedback, you can post here or email me at fredmorlan@gmail.com....