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by Aaron's Rod
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC Online 5/4 (Small Field / Trad. Open Audience)
Replies: 9
Views: 1624

Re: ILLIAC Online 5/4 (Small Field / Trad. Open Audience)

May I ask why this is happening on May 4th, when May 18/19 (which would not conflict with an NCT) had more votes in the date poll than every other option combined?
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 1125

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

By the way, has it been announced yet when on Sunday this will happen? If not, my preference is for it to be the first event on Sunday. I do not believe that we have figured out time slots on Sunday. I've asked Chris to update the CO announcement post to mention which side events have been approved...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 1125

Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

I am pleased to announce the "Chicago" Open mirror of Scattergories 3 on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Much like Chicago Open itself, this will be at Northwestern University. Will Nediger can't make it, so you're all stuck with me instead. There will be whimsy, and there will be humanities, and there will...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 13907

Re: Player Poll 2019

I don't usually vote in these, I just want to echo/continue to hype up a few people: Science Man here giving my thoughts on Science People: Geoff is #1, and it's not close. Look at his PIANO and ICT stats if you don't believe me--dude is a monster with high potential to become the GOAT in undergrad....
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: ILLIAC Collegiate/Open Online Mirror
Replies: 16
Views: 2392

Re: DATE POLL: ILLIAC Collegiate/Open Online Mirror

Although I'm not sure I'd be able to make anything other than a May 19th mirror starting at or after noon, I'd love an open mirror where superteams are broken up.
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 2271

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: 90
Views: 12272

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: 90
Views: 12272

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: 31
Views: 8723

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: 90
Views: 12272

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: 31
Views: 8723

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: 105
Views: 33467

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: 1483

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: 10493

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: 1890

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: 1890

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: 5174

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: 16206

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: 2174

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: 2274

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: 30
Views: 6435

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: 6531

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: 5174

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: 13
Views: 2874

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: 8908

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: 5615

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: 4
Views: 1917

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: 3314

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: 105
Views: 33467

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: 2568

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: 2568

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: 53
Views: 12377

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: 27676

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: 1651

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: 3634

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: 27676

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: 27676

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: 7423

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: 2181

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: 2244

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: 1589

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: 2740

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: 2762

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: 8908

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: 6627

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: 3953

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: 3953

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: 3953

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: 4484

Re: IQBTee Shirts

Can you explain the "girl fifteen" one with the whale? I guess "girl power" (?), but what's with the whale?