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by An Economic Ignoramus
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)

Just drawing attention to the fact that Columbia A is indeed flying to this because it's the only PIANO date that our whole team can play, and if MSU and Chicago can be roped in this there's suddenly a crazy strong pre-nats field, so I'm gonna need you all to FREE YOUR MINDS about a Sunday event an...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT SCT: February 9
Replies: 27
Views: 6994

Re: 2019 NAQT SCT: February 9 - register now!

Is there any word on the status of the Brown site? I've heard it was cancelled, but whatever that status is, it would be nice to get word from NAQT on it.
by An Economic Ignoramus
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Quiz Bowl Staffer Database
Replies: 4
Views: 1870

Re: Quiz Bowl Staffer Database

This project is now being integrated with QBNotify to tell registered staffers about local tournaments. If anyone has suggestions on an efficient way to notify tournament hosts of available staffers, I'd be open to hearing them. For now, name and email information on local staffers is available to t...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT SCT: February 9
Replies: 27
Views: 6994

Re: 2019 NAQT SCT: February 9 - registration open

Cheynem wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:28 pm
A number of schools in those fields already registered to go elsewhere for SCT (Illinois and Purdue, for one).
Subtracting MSU and Illinois from last year's Northwestern SCT D1 field leaves just 4 Chicago teams, which doesn't sound like the most optimal field to me.
by An Economic Ignoramus
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT SCT: February 9
Replies: 27
Views: 6994

Re: 2019 NAQT SCT: February 9 - registration open

Having sites at Northwestern and Michigan both strikes me as not the best idea, especially given that Northwestern SCT's Division 1 had 6 teams from 3 schools attend, at least one of which the Michigan site is more convenient for. It's roughly a 4 hour drive between the two, and all the teams that w...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to Approach Literature
Replies: 7
Views: 1743

Re: How to Approach Literature

OK Will and Jacob are correct that I definitely had too narrow of a view of what "literary criticism" is in my initial post. You should read the essays at the beginnings of editions of novels. I'll say, however, that whether pursuing secondary literature as a matter of first resort in learning about...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 34
Views: 6402

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Oops; I was under the impression that a call to writers had already been posted in this thread. If you're interested in writing, email me at jakobsmyers@gmail.com or Fred at fred@iqbtnasat.com.
by An Economic Ignoramus
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to Approach Literature
Replies: 7
Views: 1743

Re: How to Approach Literature

I'd advocate learning the canon in terms of plots, character names, etc. before you start delving into literary criticism. My entry point into literature was noticing topics I was annoyed at getting beaten to and just reading either the works themselves or the wikipedia articles on them. Later, I st...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why isn't Bollywood canon?
Replies: 20
Views: 3215

Re: Why isn't Bollywood canon?

Ray does have 5 of the 11 Indian films listed on TSPDT. For the other directors: Guru Dutt - 1 results (Scattegories '13; Pyaasa was mentioned without Dutt's name at the 2018 NSC) Ritwik Ghatak - 0 results Mehboob Khan - 0 results (Mother India was clued in Scattegories 2) Ramesh Sippy - 0 results ...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why isn't Bollywood canon?
Replies: 20
Views: 3215

Re: Why isn't Bollywood canon?

If you mean Bollywood as in "Indian popular film", the Satantango comparison doesn't really hold water; they'd be in different parts of the distribution (art vs. trash). I'd also be interested in seeing an expansion in Nollywood content but recognize basically no one would convert that.
by An Economic Ignoramus
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 34
Views: 6402

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Hi everyone! To shift the discussion to the set itself, I'm very honored to be editing this year's iteration of NASAT. I am aware that last year's set had issues (many of which were the result of a rushed production schedule and no fault of the editors), so I've tried to approach this job with a con...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 34
Views: 6402

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

What if,,, Connor was just listing examples rather than giving an exhaustive list of good staffers and taking this personally is kinda silly

Note: this is not a judgment on the validity of Connor's arguments
by An Economic Ignoramus
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Getting involved with the online quiz bowl community
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

Re: Getting involved with the online quiz bowl community

I heartily second everything in Alex's post. I realize this may seem odd coming from an elderly 19-year-old with an acronym or two in his sig, but I felt pretty much the same way you did upon first finding the forums. I know the sheer amount of information people seem to take for granted that everyo...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23
Replies: 14
Views: 4937

Re: 2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23

Yeah Kentucky actually seems like it'd have fewer local staffers than other sites.
by An Economic Ignoramus
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Homewood-Flossmoor 2nd Annual Pop Culture Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 2701

Re: Homewood-Flossmoor 2nd Annual Pop Culture Tournament

Here's a team formation spreadsheet for those who want to form teams

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
by An Economic Ignoramus
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago
Replies: 10
Views: 2729

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

I invite you to make and post your list of the 25 best history players in the greater Naperville area OK. 1. Me, the most important part of this list and also the protagonist of reality 2-25. The first 24 people in your dumb list lol Govind, Asil, and Arjun should also be in there somewhere but I d...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago
Replies: 10
Views: 2729

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

It's pretty cruel to make a list of the best history players in East Naperville and leave out regular Naperville
by An Economic Ignoramus
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 82
Views: 18583

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

While I have no issue with going long distances (including to Minnesota!) for tournaments (and neither do my teammates ), we remain under budgetary and "no one wants to drive 9 1/2 hours"-ary constraints that people telling us to "suck it up and drive" and petulantly threatening to boycott this tour...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 82
Views: 18583

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Just posting here to say that this new OSU site is likely the difference between Michigan State attending this tournament and either not doing that or paying exorbitant sums out of pocket. I applaud the editors' decision to announce it.
by An Economic Ignoramus
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 9697

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

I'm not sure if this is really an issue, but the book in the leadin of the cookbooks tossup has a name that literally translates from the Arabic as "Book of cooking". In an ideal scenario, that tossup might've been altered to reward knowledge of the history of cookbooks rather than language, but I r...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 5650

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

I really enjoyed playing this set. A few feng shui challenges aside, the editing was quite strong, especially when it came to keeping difficulty appropriate and consistent throughout. My only major concern lies with how world history was handled in the set. Way too many packets had a "world history...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend
Replies: 99
Views: 36811

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Stats are up. Thanks for your help, Jonah! (For future reference, it is perfectly possible to list someone else's email as the contact on a stat-database entry you own)
by An Economic Ignoramus
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend
Replies: 99
Views: 36811

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

I'm working on converting stats from this from QBWiki to SQBS since Jonah seems to show no interest in doing so. Stats should be up within a day, which in my opinion is a reasonable amount of time to make people wait for accessible stats in a standardized format (as opposed to, say, at least three m...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WORLDSTAR
Replies: 27
Views: 10835

Re: WORLDSTAR

Thanks to everyone for playing this set! With the British mirror complete, it'll be posted to the archive ASAP.
by An Economic Ignoramus
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18
Replies: 25
Views: 5415

Re: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18

Given that the logistics issues I expressed concern about earlier in this thread seem to have come to pass, I would recommend giving more heed to community feedback in the future. Setbacks like this happen to us all, but I'd be concerned if the issues with this tournament were to be replicated next ...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Quiz Bowl Staffer Database
Replies: 4
Views: 1870

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 l...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quiz Bowl Staffer Database (cross-posted from the collegiate section)
Replies: 0
Views: 1483

Quiz Bowl Staffer Database (cross-posted from the collegiate section)

(This is the same as a thread created earlier in the collegiate section, but also seems highly relevant to high school) Given that connecting outsiders willing to staff and tournaments that need outside staff is a persistent problem in QB, Matt Mitchell, Ryan Rosenberg, and I are working on a projec...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Quiz Bowl Staffer Database
Replies: 4
Views: 1870

Quiz Bowl Staffer Database

Given that connecting outsiders willing to staff and tournaments that need outside staff is a persistent problem in QB, Matt Mitchell, Ryan Rosenberg, and I are working on a project that should help remedy that. The following google form represents the data collection stage of what will eventually b...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19 (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 6779

Re: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

It looks like community opinion on this change (which, in my opinion, is a bad idea for the reasons outlined above) is pretty much unanimously against it. I realize NAQT is very busy, but can we expect a response on that soon?
by An Economic Ignoramus
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18
Replies: 25
Views: 5415

Re: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18

I applaud your ambition, but rather than trying to run two tournaments at once, it might be more advisable to run the SCOP mirror without the individual tournament. I realize this might reduce your revenue a bit, but providing a quality experience to all the teams playing this tournament rather than...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 5135

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

In chess, it is my understanding that there are tournaments, say, for players with Elo of 1000-1500, 1500-1700, etc. Know how strong the people playing your tournament are. Chess has reduced "how good a player is" to a simple number, and made this number trivially easy to look up in an authoritativ...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 5135

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

Geriatric trauma wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:09 pm
I'd suggest that "scored over 100 points per game at any high school tournament using standard scoring" should be added to that list of criteria.
I agree
by An Economic Ignoramus
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 5135

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

NAQT implementing its own eligibility restrictions would be good, but in the absence of those hosts need to step in.
by An Economic Ignoramus
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 5135

Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

Novice tournaments can be a very valuable tool for outreach (one of my current teammates was first motivated to study seriously by a positive experience at a novice tournament, in fact). This is why it is crucial that players playing novice tournaments are all players that can seriously benefit from...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WORLDSTAR
Replies: 27
Views: 10835

Re: WORLDSTAR

This might get mirrored later this month in Britain and will subsequently be clear.
by An Economic Ignoramus
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend
Replies: 99
Views: 36811

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

I don't want to be the annoying stats guy, but is there any chance stats from this tournament could get posted to the DB soon?
by An Economic Ignoramus
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 25
Views: 11163

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

http://hsquizbowl.org/blog/collegiate-q ... n-preview/
Thanks to all the kind souls who pointed out errata; a more correct version of the writeup is published at the above link.
by An Economic Ignoramus
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 25
Views: 11163

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

I haven't gotten blog posting permission yet, so here's the writeup if anyone wants to preview it (also y'all can stop bugging me about this now).
by An Economic Ignoramus
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 25
Views: 11163

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

An Economic Ignoramus wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:54 pm
Thanks to everyone who participated in the writeup! With the assistance of Naveed, I'll have a preview out within the next few days.
Naveed and I have finished writing this; it will be posted on the blog as soon as I have permission to do so.
by An Economic Ignoramus
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 25
Views: 11163

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

Thanks to everyone who participated in the writeup! With the assistance of Naveed, I'll have a preview out within the next few days.
by An Economic Ignoramus
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 25
Views: 11163

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

In case you haven't seen it on the discord, here's an availability poll. Please fill it out; given the responses now I'm leaning toward 5:30-8 PM EST this coming Saturday, but it would be nice to get more people's feedback https://www.when2meet.com/?7076994-37KEV
by An Economic Ignoramus
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Dll Preseason Poll
Replies: 5
Views: 3508

Re: Dll Preseason Poll

In case there's interest, I've created a discord server where writeups for both the overall preseason poll and this poll will be compiled. You can join at the following link: https://discord.gg/X5rHAbg
by An Economic Ignoramus
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 25
Views: 11163

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

I'd like to do a preview for the year, one that provides more information and comments from the teams involved as opposed to just wild mass guessing, but I don't know how much time I will have. I hope to contact a number of the ranked teams. If people want to do the usual format (roundtable and sum...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IQBTee Shirts
Replies: 12
Views: 3473

Re: IQBTee Shirts

Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:46 pm
Cheynem wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:45 pm
How would non-qbers know what a power mark is?
a quick urbandictionary search informs me it's an informal way to display an anus in chat
Oops that's probably a bad idea too then
by An Economic Ignoramus
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IQBTee Shirts
Replies: 12
Views: 3473

Re: IQBTee Shirts

I love the idea of the second shirt, but I wish the content could be clearer--celebrating women's participation and accomplishments in quizbowl is fantastic, but the message seems vague and easily misinterpreted. That said, I do not have any ideas for a replacement image. To poach an idea from seve...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WORLDSTAR online (RESCHEDULED for September 1)
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

Re: WORLDSTAR online (RESCHEDULED for September 1)

This happened and stats are up for it! Danzig with the Stars (Doug Simons, Jason Cheng, and Austin Foos) defeated Stay Together and Don't Be Racist (Matthew Lehmann, William Golden, Peter Schmidt, and Alex Schmidt) in a final. Thanks to everyone for playing! A British mirror is probably happening du...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WORLDSTAR online (RESCHEDULED for September 1)
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

Re: WORLDSTAR online (RESCHEDULED for September 1)

This is happening today! If you didn't get the logistics email, the tournament will be conducted on the following discord. Please be on it by 1:50 Eastern: https://discord.gg/3Aq5wC. A schedule is up on the signup sheet.
by An Economic Ignoramus
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WORLDSTAR online (RESCHEDULED for September 1)
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

Re: WORLDSTAR online (RESCHEDULED for September 1)

Clarification since it probably wasn't August 30 everywhere when I made the previous post: the field is being closed at 5PM on the 31st.
by An Economic Ignoramus
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WORLDSTAR online (RESCHEDULED for September 1)
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

Re: WORLDSTAR online (RESCHEDULED for September 1)

This is indeed happening; the tournament will start at 1 PM Central Time and will likely run 3-4 hours. A discord server link will be forthcoming. If you haven't supplied your email on the signup sheet yet, please do so now. I'll close the field and assign teams at roughly 5 PM central tomorrow.