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by Milhouse
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)
Replies: 16
Views: 2893

Re: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)

Progcon wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:29 pm
the first in-person mirror will be on January 26, 2019.
This is the day of ACF Regionals.
by Milhouse
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please hold online playtesting mirrors on Sundays
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Please hold online playtesting mirrors on Sundays

I think Naveed's point is that the players of online playtesting mirrors (of whom there are typically on the order of 20-40 depending on the mirror's size), who are typically out of college since those mirrors are usually open, may have chosen by playing that online mirror to not staff some other ph...
by Milhouse
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 9565

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 ha...
by Milhouse
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice (CNS-177C) @ Johns Hopkins (10/6/18)
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice (CNS-177C) @ Johns Hopkins (10/6/18)

Me, in the thread for this exact tournament last year wrote:Also given that the fees as listed are per-player it might be smart to have that as a field [in the registration form] in addition to the number of teams.
by Milhouse
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 9565

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

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?
by Milhouse
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird @ UIUC - 9/29/18 (Date change)
Replies: 13
Views: 2110

Re: Earlybird @ UIUC (10/06/18)

October 7 is a Sunday.
by Milhouse
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Where does the Commonwealth go?
Replies: 17
Views: 2002

Re: Where does the Commonwealth go?

I think more high schoolers take world than European history classes anyway. This is probably true: in 2017 nearly 300,000 students took the AP World History exam, while only about 105,000 took AP European History, according to data from the College Board . (For comparison, 505,000 took AP American...
by Milhouse
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Fuck it, let's rank the sets
Replies: 28
Views: 3559

Re: Fuck it, let's rank the sets

IMO 2017 ACF Fall was quite a bit better than 2016 (or at least didn’t have any bonuses on impossibly hard Tibetan rivers). I’d tentatively say without having thought about it much that 2017 Fall was one of the best recent easy sets.
by Milhouse
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 9565

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.
by Milhouse
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: VCU Side Event Weekend 2018 – July 28 & 29
Replies: 5
Views: 1160

Re: VCU Side Event Weekend 2018 – July 28 & 29

When can registrants expect information regarding when each event will be, how much they'll cost, and other salient information regarding this weekend?
by Milhouse
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror 1 (7/14 to 7/15)
Replies: 9
Views: 1653

Re: NASAT Online Mirror 1 (7/14 to 7/15)

More worryingly, what's going to happen if Connor Mayers can only staff on Saturday as the sheet indicates, and Matt's the only one staffing on Sunday?
by Milhouse
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Entirely Real Landscapes [Announcement]
Replies: 14
Views: 4104

Re: Entirely Real Landscapes [Announcement]

Do you know if there will be any more mirrors of this?
by Milhouse
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Lit Distribution
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: Lit Distribution

Presumably there’s way more young reader literature at MSNCT than HSNCT because young reader literature makes up a way larger proportion of what middle school students will have read—speaking only for myself, I think I was assigned read a total of five books in middle school that didn’t fall into th...
by Milhouse
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2017-18 High School Tournament Set Feedback Form
Replies: 9
Views: 2065

Re: 2017-18 High School Tournament Set Feedback Form

Potentially you could send the link to hosts and ask them to forward it to teams after that period?
by Milhouse
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)
Replies: 22
Views: 4257

Re: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)

I’ll definitely play this so long as it isn’t August 11.
by Milhouse
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror
Replies: 27
Views: 3482

Re: NASAT Online Mirror

I’d play this.
by Milhouse
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF should rename its "Division II" classification
Replies: 4
Views: 2664

Re: ACF should rename its "Division II" classification

I think that a strict promotion/relegation system hasn't been proposed for collegiate quizbowl events (I can't speak with nearly as much confidence about high school) because 1: There hasn't been a tradition in the collegiate circuit of preventing teams from competing in non-novice events; even ACF ...
by Milhouse
Tue May 08, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]
Replies: 6
Views: 1584

Re: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 201

Is there a rationale behind not letting closed high school teams play this tournament? Closed high school teams are allowed to play this tournament, but only at designated high school mirrors intended for nationals preparation. An announcement for high school mirrors is forthcoming. Okay, is there ...
by Milhouse
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II
Replies: 23
Views: 5145

Re: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II

For the SSNCT mirror, who precisely will be in charge of obtaining the packets and collecting and remitting the mirror fees the OP seems to imply will be required? Also, since there's already three teams made, with enough free agents to make one more, it would probably be a good thing if someone in ...
by Milhouse
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 20734

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

Speaking as a player on a bottom-bracket team, I thought this tournament was really good and had a lot of accessible content combined with harder material, and hope that future Nationals follow that example.

Also, the tossup on whale falls was great and its writer should feel great.
by Milhouse
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NAQT press guide
Replies: 2
Views: 1328

Re: NAQT press guide

In the correct thread this time, the section "who are the defending national champions" lists last year's ICT champtions (switching Berkeley's and Oklahoma's titles as well) and links to last year's CCCT.
by Milhouse
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II
Replies: 23
Views: 5145

Re: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II

When is this planned for SSNCT? If Saturday night I can staff.
by Milhouse
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 26990

Re: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)

Do you guys have a conception of what the tournament format is going to be (e.g. how many games each team will play)?
by Milhouse
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 26990

Re: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)

Will this tournament’s field—preferably including what teams will be UG or D2 eligible—be publically stated?
by Milhouse
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: What Does an Ideal Season Look Like?
Replies: 16
Views: 2805

Re: What Does an Ideal Season Look Like?

I'm not sure this is actually precedented, but I think it would be nice to have a novice/Fall-or-below (that is, not MUT-like) tournament in the Spring, since some schools have Spring activities fairs that can bring in brand-new people then. DII SCT can serve this role (though selfishly I'll note th...
by Milhouse
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 28232

Re: Illinois '17-'18

*Checkers speech [is] within range of a regular difficulty set of tossups [and is] definitely no harder than [...] the Homestead Act I'd disagree with this (but probably not with the Calvin Cycle). As far as I can tell, the Checkers Speech has been a tossup answerline six times--once at NASAT and t...
by Milhouse
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 44
Views: 10114

Re: Your Favorite Question

This functional group is the result of the Woodward Modification, which features substitution by a benzoate anion followed by hydrolysis. That reaction modifies the Prévost Reaction, which also produces these compounds from alkenes by way of adding iodine. The Upjohn method for producing them is si...
by Milhouse
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 3625

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Could I see the tossups on doxa, partition coefficient, and the Isenheim Altarpiece, as well as the bonus about Nagarjuna?
by Milhouse
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 1411

Re: CMST: Errata

In the ozonolysis tossup (round 7), the mod in my room pronounced "periodic acid" the obvious, incorrect way. It might be prudent to put a pronunciation guide there if it wasn't the case that there already was one he didn't see.
by Milhouse
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SMT Open Online Test Mirror (2/24)
Replies: 41
Views: 7098

Re: SMT Open Skype Test Mirror (2/24)

Here's what Young posted into the moderator chat: Hi everyone! Thank you all so much for signing up to play the online open mirror of SMT. Now that we have sufficient moderators available to staff, I can finally send out this email. I’m excited to be holding the first mirror of the set, and am glad ...
by Milhouse
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 2017)
Replies: 77
Views: 29664

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

If this past weekend's mirrors were the last ones, could this set be posted when someone gets a chance? Thanks!
by Milhouse
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO II & Delta Burke @ VCU (02/17/2018; Richmond, VA)
Replies: 23
Views: 5033

Re: WAO II & Delta Burke @ VCU (02/17/2018; Richmond, VA)

This happened, though Delta Burke didn't. Virginia A won; congrats. Thanks a lot to VCU for hosting!
by Milhouse
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Modest Proposal Regarding D2 ICT Qualification
Replies: 3
Views: 1902

A Modest Proposal Regarding D2 ICT Qualification

This year's Rocky Mountain SCT site was won by BYU, a D2-eligible team. However, they did not receive a Tier-5 ICT invitation (for SCT site champions) because fewer than four teams in the combined field were D2-eligible--the qualification rules say that "In the event of a combined-field SCT, there m...
by Milhouse
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO II & Delta Burke @ VCU (02/17/2018; Richmond, VA)
Replies: 23
Views: 5033

Re: WAO II & Delta Burke @ VCU (02/17/2018; Richmond, VA)

More teams should sign up for this this, but at what point will the tournament be cancelled if no one does?
by Milhouse
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 26990

Re: ACF Nationals qualifiers and registration information

What is the adjustment from raw to final A-value?
by Milhouse
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 20
Views: 10262

Re: 2017 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

Are any more mirrors of this set planned?
by Milhouse
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs Specific Questions and Errors
Replies: 63
Views: 4721

Re: Specific Questions and Errors

This thinker’s major work targets writers who used logical sciences as “evidentiary proof for the truth of their metaphysical sciences” A minor quibble, but I’m not sure it makes sense to call The Incoherence of the Philosophers al-Ghazali’s single “major work.” It’s his best-known work in quizbowl...
by Milhouse
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs Specific Questions and Errors
Replies: 63
Views: 4721

Re: Specific Questions and Errors

Could I see the tossup on Al-Ghazali? I’m curious as to where the first sentence is from.
by Milhouse
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs Specific Questions and Errors
Replies: 63
Views: 4721

Re: Specific Questions and Errors

Could I see the tossup on Moby-Dick? I'd like to make note of what changes were made from my original version.

Also, could I see the tossup on Borges? I didn't recognize the first few clues, which I find surprising because I've read quite a bit of him. Thanks!
by Milhouse
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)
Replies: 43
Views: 23384

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)

It appears that there is in fact a private forum, but no one has announced its existence.
by Milhouse
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO II & Delta Burke @ VCU (02/17/2018; Richmond, VA)
Replies: 23
Views: 5033

Re: WAO II & Delta Burke @ VCU (11/18/2017; Richmond, VA)

If we want to register for this tournament, should we fill out the form linked in the OP?
by Milhouse
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO II & Delta Burke @ VCU (02/17/2018; Richmond, VA)
Replies: 23
Views: 5033

Re: WAO II & Delta Burke @ VCU (11/18/2017; Richmond, VA)

1992 in spaceflight in the WAO II thread wrote:The VCU team email me tonight to let me know that their mirror is being postponed. The VCU mirror might happen in January.
Is this mirror actually going to happen? If so, is it known when?
by Milhouse
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SCP Foundation Tournament?
Replies: 6
Views: 1641

Re: SCP Foundation Tournament?

If this ends up materializing, I'll write a packet.
by Milhouse
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 26990

Re: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)

To be clear, will Regionals champions and Undergraduate champions receive automatic bids?
by Milhouse
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 17850

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

Similarly, I’d appreciate knowing when the Maryland mirror will be.
by Milhouse
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Sun God Invitational Announcement (Fall 2018) [Regular]
Replies: 9
Views: 4640

Re: 2018 Triton Invitational Announcement (Fall 2018) [Regul

It's obviously incredibly early to tell, but is this tournament expected to be ready for the early fall slot (like EFT), the mid-late November slot (like Terrapin/WAO II) or some other time?
by Milhouse
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 ACF Fall at UMD (Nov. 4, 2017)
Replies: 10
Views: 3735

Re: 2017 ACF Fall at UMD (Nov. 4, 2017)

According to the email that was sent out, registration begins at 8:00 and will until 8:45.