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by An Economic Ignoramus
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23
Replies: 14
Views: 2964

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: 2
Views: 1364

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: 1490

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: 1490

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: 60
Views: 7833

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: 60
Views: 7833

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: 52
Views: 5672

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: 3356

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: 28591

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: 28591

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: 9558

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: 3924

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: 3
Views: 943

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: 1043

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: 3
Views: 943

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: 4604

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: 3924

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: 3268

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: 3268

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: 3268

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: 3268

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: 9558

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: 28591

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: 9136

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: 9136

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: 9136

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: 9136

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: 9136

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: 2728

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: 9136

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: 2094

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: 2094

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: 1426

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: 1426

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: 1426

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: 1426

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.
by An Economic Ignoramus
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GEOCACHE (Summer 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: GEOCACHE (Summer 2019)

I'm ready
by An Economic Ignoramus
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: OASIS II (Chula Vista, CA)
Replies: 8
Views: 1665

Re: OASIS II

...is there any budget for flying interested moderators cross-country it's okay if no but I just thought I would ask chuck [who definitely has west-coast faves] This is very much not standard practice for high school tournaments where local staffers are available, and asking this (and thus clutteri...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WORLDSTAR online (RESCHEDULED for September 1)
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: WORLDSTAR online

Given that it's a better date for me, with 8 people signed up a 2-team mirror wouldn't be much fun at all, and it seems to work for more people, I've elected to reschedule this for September 1. I'm sorry to anyone this inconveniences.
by An Economic Ignoramus
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: AVERY
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

Re: AVERY

Further clarifications: The intended difficulty of packets should be marked (collegiate regular difficulty is preferred if you think you can write regular difficulty in a state format, HS regular or so preferred otherwise if conceptions of difficulty are even relevant to your submission), as should ...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: AVERY
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

Re: AVERY

Benin Rebirth Party wrote:FORTY POINT SNAPSTART TO ROUND ONE
I said state, not provincial formats
by An Economic Ignoramus
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: AVERY
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

AVERY

Disclaimer: the following post and tournament are not meant as advocacy for nonpyramidal tournaments or formats. I'm fairly certain we're all agreed that they are bad. Another low- effort guerrilla tournament is coming to town! For AVERY (A VERY bad tournament idea), you (and your friends) can submi...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New Team Officially At DePaul University
Replies: 1
Views: 2513

Re: New Team Officially At DePaul University

No one's responded yet, so let me just say that this is excellent news. I hope to see you (and DePaul) around the circuit this fall!
by An Economic Ignoramus
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Where does the Commonwealth go?
Replies: 17
Views: 2983

Re: Where does the Commonwealth go?

For me (speaking predominantly from a history writer's perspective) it's heavily dependent on what aspect of history is involved. If a tossup focuses on an event that, roughly speaking, aligns with things that were happening in Europe or could've happened in Europe at the time (arbitrarily choosing ...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 25
Views: 9136

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
I made a spreadsheet to track people who are leaving/arriving from last year's top 25 and what in my opinion are teams that maybe should be in this year's. Feel free to add to it!
by An Economic Ignoramus
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Help studying
Replies: 7
Views: 1696

Re: Help studying

Anki is a very good free software that'll help you retain information through its daily flashcard reviews. However, I prefer to pay the $10 a year for Quizlet pro. It has the same system of daily flashcard reviews, I can share my sets with my team, and its mobile version is free (Anki's is $25 I th...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: New Mobile App -- Tycho: Play Quizbowl and Science Bowl
Replies: 11
Views: 3883

Re: New Mobile App -- Tycho: Play Quizbowl and Science Bowl

iarehavethestupid wrote:So I downloaded the app, and when I buzz on a question, nothing happens except the timer starts counting down.

Is that it? I was thinking you were supposed to type your answer or something like that.
Yep; that's it!
by An Economic Ignoramus
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: When do questions "belong" to a set?
Replies: 25
Views: 4496

Re: When do questions "belong" to a set?

I agree with Jacob and Naveed; threads like this almost inevitably become about specific people no matter how many steps are taken to conceal their identities. There are limits to how abstractly things like this can be discussed given the nature of the community, and pretending threads aren't about ...
by An Economic Ignoramus
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 567
Views: 224336

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I have 3 packets of IHO current events; when do people want me to read this?