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by Susan
Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Eastern Canada @ Toronto (2/22/14)
Replies: 32
Views: 11368

Re: ACF Regionals Eastern Canada @ Toronto (2/22/14)

The list of teams who have registered for this tournament may be found here.
by Susan
Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2014 Midwest @ Mizzou - Feb 22nd, 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2242

Re: ACF Regionals 2014 Midwest @ Mizzou - Feb 22nd, 2014

The list of teams who have registered for this tournament may be found here.
by Susan
Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2014 Great Lakes @ University of Michigan
Replies: 3
Views: 2831

Re: ACF Regionals 2014 Great Lakes @ University of Michigan

The list of teams who have registered for this tournament can be found here.
by Susan
Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, VCU)
Replies: 15
Views: 6376

Re: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, UVA)

The list of teams who have registered for this tournament may be found here.
by Susan
Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals California at UCSD
Replies: 2
Views: 2613

Re: ACF Regionals California at UCSD

The list of teams who have registered for this tournament can be found here.
by Susan
Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2014 Northeast @ Yale (New Haven, CT, 2/22/14)
Replies: 12
Views: 5530

Re: ACF Regionals 2014 Northeast @ Yale (New Haven, CT, 2/22/14)

The list of teams who have registered for this tournament may be found here.
by Susan
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 94
Views: 11568

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

The metaposting in this thread needs to stop. I am in complete agreement with the anti-big-lists-of-posters'-comments-on-specific-questions crowd, as I find those posts mind-numbingly boring to read and they tend to say more about the poster than about the set. Mike Cheyne has made a totally awesome...
by Susan
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: *CONFIRMED* ACF Fall 2013 @McMaster
Replies: 34
Views: 12144

Re: *CONFIRMED* ACF Fall 2013 @McMaster

Let's keep any further discussion in this thread on-topic, please. I've moved the random trivia question discussion to the Forbidden Zone.
by Susan
Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: *CONFIRMED* ACF Fall 2013 @McMaster
Replies: 34
Views: 12144

Re: *CONFIRMED* ACF Fall 2013 @McMaster

All teams should now be showing up on the spreadsheet.
by Susan
Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013 Global Announcement
Replies: 46
Views: 28473

Re: ACF Fall 2013 Global Announcement

gyre and gimble wrote:Could we set up a private forum for discussing the set? The Canada mirror is next week so it needs to be private.
This forum is now set up; join by clicking on "User Control Panel", then "Usergroups", then "ACF Fall 2013".
by Susan
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013 Global Announcement
Replies: 46
Views: 28473

Re: ACF Fall 2013 Global Announcement

The eligibility committee has ruled that your player is eligible to play (based on the fact that the tournament was only 13 days before September 2012 and, as you point out, it isn't quite a "regular collegiate tournament"). I'm very sorry that we failed to get you an answer sooner.
by Susan
Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013 Global Announcement
Replies: 46
Views: 28473

Re: ACF Fall 2013 Global Announcement

Hi, Aaron,

I'll pass this along to the eligibility committee and get you an answer as soon as possible.
by Susan
Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State, 11/2/2013
Replies: 15
Views: 6784

Re: Announcement: ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State, 11/2/2013

Congrats to Chicago A for defeating Michigan A in the first game of the final to win. Northmont and Ohio State A rounded out the top 4, with Northmont winning DII and OSU A getting second. Actually, OSU A wins DII, as high schoolers are not eligible for DII at ACF tournaments . I apologize for our ...
by Susan
Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A serious discussion of ACF packet submission
Replies: 72
Views: 25930

Re: A serious discussion of ACF packet submission

Something that I was thinking of would be to have an expanded editing team and create two sets from the packets, creating an ACF Fall I and ACF Fall II like a month apart that teams would only need to submit the one packet for the ACF Fall I deadlines in order to play both tournaments. Economics sa...
by Susan
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013 Southeast, Georgia Tech (Sunday 11/03/13!)
Replies: 21
Views: 7487

Re: ACF Fall 2013 Southeast, Georgia Tech (Sunday 11/03/13!)

Teams that drop should remember to contact ACF (by emailing me at srferrar@gmail.com or Jerry at grapesmoker@gmail.com) and let us know that we no longer need to bill you.
by Susan
Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A serious discussion of ACF packet submission
Replies: 72
Views: 25930

Re: A serious discussion of ACF packet submission

It takes a bit more thought to combine packets* than it does to just use the top N, but it's a better thing to do. *Although it actually takes less thought to do this for Fall, where you can easily avoid any potential bye/packet-use issues by only combining packets from teams you know are playing at...
by Susan
Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What was the purpose of this exercise?
Replies: 14
Views: 2450

Re: What was the purpose of this exercise?

I guess I view as asking for more information as a way to indicate I DO take such complaints or proposals seriously. I want to improve or do better as a moderator/staffer, and in some cases I just don't know how to do it better without more information, so just saying "thanks for the complaint, I'l...
by Susan
Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What was the purpose of this exercise?
Replies: 14
Views: 2450

Re: What was the purpose of this exercise?

God, I would love to see some sort of representation of different quizbowlers' perception of the "cool kids" or the "in crowd" or whatever.... Anyway, the outcomes of the discussion seemed to me to be: -the roundtables (which, per Mike's original post in that thread, wouldn't HAVE to be on IRC--is t...
by Susan
Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A serious discussion of ACF packet submission
Replies: 72
Views: 25930

Re: A serious discussion of ACF packet submission

I'm very uncertain about the current state of the ongoing ACF feedback program and am somewhat wary that volunteers would actually put in the hours of work that it'd take to critique 40+ unused packets. I share your concerns about the current ACF feedback program; what I had in mind was a little di...
by Susan
Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A serious discussion of ACF packet submission
Replies: 72
Views: 25930

Re: A serious discussion of ACF packet submission

So, these discussions are always weird for me because BACK IN MY DAY there were far fewer housewrites (and fewer new-player exceptions to writing for packet-sub tournaments); as a fairly unserious, not super-active player (quizbowl wasn't my main extracurricular for my first few years of undergrad),...
by Susan
Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: *CONFIRMED* ACF Fall 2013 @McMaster
Replies: 34
Views: 12144

Re: *CONFIRMED* ACF Fall 2013 @McMaster

Tom, Jordan--I'm afraid we won't be making any changes to the packet submission requirements this late in the game, but we've heard your comments and ACF will discuss them as we think about how to run Fall next year. Thanks for your feedback.
by Susan
Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall UK 2013 at Oxford
Replies: 6
Views: 3183

Re: ACF Fall UK 2013 at Oxford

The list of teams who have registered with ACF for this tournament can be found here. Looks like Southampton, Manchester A, Warwick, and Oxford Brookes still need to sign up--if those teams could do so by filling out this form, we would appreciate it. Thanks!
by Susan
Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall (HS Mirror) @ Northern Illinois University, 11/2/13
Replies: 12
Views: 5771

Re: ACF Fall (HS Mirror) @ Northern Illinois University, 11/2/13

Dominator wrote:Could IMSA C register too?
Hi, Noah--would you mind registering IMSA C with ACF using this form? Thanks!
by Susan
Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Roundtable: Call for Topics/Participants
Replies: 38
Views: 13606

Re: Quizbowl Roundtable: Call for Topics/Participants

I think a real, HEAVILY MODERATED, discussion of women with quizbowl (with data) would be useful.
by Susan
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013 Southeast, Georgia Tech (Sunday 11/03/13!)
Replies: 21
Views: 7487

Re: ACF Fall 2013 Southeast, Georgia Tech (Sunday 11/03/13!)

The duplicated Dorman teams have been fixed on the spreadsheet. Sorry about that.
by Susan
Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013 Global Announcement
Replies: 46
Views: 28473

Re: ACF Fall 2013 Global Announcement

Hi, Katie, The host teams owe nothing for their registration (no fees and no packets are due). ACF will be shipping trophies to you, but you will need to pick up the book prizes. Jerry Vinokurov, ACF's treasurer, will be in touch with you about the trophy shipment; if you have further questions abou...
by Susan
Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013 Global Announcement
Replies: 46
Views: 28473

Re: ACF Fall 2013 Global Announcement

Note Regarding High School Teams High school teams are welcome to play this tournament, though they should keep in mind that while this may be a lower difficulty tournament, it is nevertheless a collegiate event and significantly more difficult than many high school tournaments. There will be no fu...
by Susan
Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013 Texas @ Seven Lakes HS (11/02/13)
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: ACF Fall 2013 Texas @ Seven Lakes HS (11/02/13)

Two questions: 1. Is there a way to fix the our information on the google doc of all the teams registered? The information I submitted is out of order and is thus nonsense. This should all be behaving properly now. If you (or anyone else) needs anything on the Google doc fixed (including adding/rem...
by Susan
Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Small School NCT discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 6295

Re: Small School NCT discussion

Perhaps more to the point, collegiate players' own nationals take up two of those weekends and History Bowl takes up another. Avoiding staffing fatigue during April is probably a good move.
by Susan
Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: *CONFIRMED* ACF Fall 2013 @McMaster
Replies: 34
Views: 12144

Re: *CONFIRMED* ACF Fall 2013 @McMaster

The list of teams registered with ACF for this tournament can be found here. If you haven't yet registered for this tournament, please do so using this form.
by Susan
Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013-North, University of St. Thomas, MN (11/2/13)
Replies: 3
Views: 1956

Re: ACF Fall 2013-North, University of St. Thomas, MN (11/2/13)

The teams who have registered with ACF for this tournament may be viewed here. Note that only Macalester has registered so far; if you still need to register, please do so by filling out this form.
by Susan
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013 Texas @ Seven Lakes HS (11/02/13)
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: ACF Fall 2013 Texas @ Seven Lakes HS (11/02/13)

The teams who have registered with ACF for this tournament are listed here . If you plan on attending this tournament and don't see your name on this list (i.e., if you are not Rice A), please register as soon as possible using this form . Once you've registered, if you need to change any of your in...
by Susan
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A second is a defined length of time
Replies: 26
Views: 8124

Re: A second is a defined length of time

Thanks, Nathan--it's been a long day. I've gone back and posted rules E.2 and E.3, as E.3 covers the situation in question.
by Susan
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A second is a defined length of time
Replies: 26
Views: 8124

Re: A second is a defined length of time

(which I believe is that a tie goes to the player, but honestly that might not even be codified). I'm not deeply familiar with ACF rules, but NAQT's rules do codify this. An answer to a tossup must begin within 2 seconds after the player has been recognized. An answer begun after the moderator has ...
by Susan
Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Split thread: "Venting and vituperation" and sexism
Replies: 83
Views: 18075

Re: Split thread: "Venting and vituperation" and sexism

Thanks for this post, Matt, which demands a better response than I have time to give it as I head out to a meeting. Matt's correct that there are a lot of people who need to think about how to keep discussion on the board civil and functional. While I addressed part of my post to Matt, it applies to...
by Susan
Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Split thread: "Venting and vituperation" and sexism
Replies: 83
Views: 18075

Re: Split thread: "Venting and vituperation" and sexism

the "civility" canard I think this is a big part of the problem. Have there been people on the boards who would whine about "civility" and "tone" in a discussion that wasn't going their way? Yes. Do I, as board staff, want to be tasked with dealing out warnings for tone in arguments? Good God, no. ...
by Susan
Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Split thread: "Venting and vituperation" and sexism
Replies: 83
Views: 18075

Re: Split thread: "Venting and vituperation" and sexism

The posts about Hannah and the other staffer were sexist and terrible. This thread is currently terrible. I'd like to try to redirect things. Is discussion on the board generally sufficiently vituperative that it's driving players away? Does this differentially affect female players (or any other gr...
by Susan
Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Split thread: "Venting and vituperation" and sexism
Replies: 83
Views: 18075

Re: State of the board discussion thread

I guess I'm curious about this too, as someone who used to be on the Chicago team; to the best of my recollection, we never warned anyone off of the boards (although we definitely should have suggested that people avoid posting on the boards while drunk in Seth Teitler's apartment), and we maintaine...
by Susan
Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State, 11/2/2013
Replies: 15
Views: 6784

Re: Announcement: ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State, 11/2/2013

The teams who have registered with ACF for this tournament may be found here. If you've already registered and need to change any of your info, please let me know at srferrar@gmail.com. If you still need to sign up for the tournament, please register using this form.
by Susan
Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall Mirror - UVA (11/3/13)
Replies: 37
Views: 12913

Re: 2013 Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall Mirror - UVA (11/3/13)

The teams who have registered with ACF for this tournament may be found here. If you've already registered and need to change any of your info, please let me know at srferrar@gmail.com. If you haven't yet signed up for this tournament, please register by emailing Daniel AND filling out this form.
by Susan
Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013 Southeast, Georgia Tech (Sunday 11/03/13!)
Replies: 21
Views: 7487

Re: ACF Fall 2013 Southeast, Georgia Tech (Sunday 11/03/13!)

The teams who have registered with ACF for this tournament may be found here. If you've already registered and need to change any of your info, please let me know at srferrar@gmail.com. If you are Clemson, Vanderbilt, Chattahoochee, or UAM, please register using this form.
by Susan
Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013 Florida @ University of Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 2688

Re: ACF Fall 2013 Florida @ University of Florida

The teams who have registered with ACF for this tournament may be found here. If you've already registered and need to change any of your info, please let me know at srferrar@gmail.com. If you still need to register for this tournament, please use this form.
by Susan
Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013 Northeast @ Harvard (11/02/13)
Replies: 28
Views: 10048

Re: ACF Fall 2013 Northeast @ Harvard (11/02/13)

The teams who have registered with ACF for this tournament may be found here. If you've already registered and need to change any of your info, please let me know at srferrar@gmail.com. If you are Yale, please register using this form.
by Susan
Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 ACF Fall at Boise State: 11/2/13
Replies: 4
Views: 1446

Re: 2013 ACF Fall at Boise State: 11/2/13

The teams who have registered with ACF for this tournament may be found here. If you've already registered and need to change any of your info, please let me know at srferrar@gmail.com. If you haven't yet registered for the tournament, please register using this form.
by Susan
Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013 California--UC Berkeley (11/2/13)
Replies: 12
Views: 4673

Re: ACF Fall 2013 California--UC Berkeley (11/2/13)

The teams who have registered with ACF for this tournament may be found here. If you've already registered and need to change any of your info, please let me know at srferrar@gmail.com. If you are Bellarmine, Claremont, Escobar, Menlo, Mira Loma, or Stanford, please register using this form.
by Susan
Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013-Missouri site @ Truman State (Nov. 2, 2013)
Replies: 13
Views: 5430

Re: ACF Fall 2013-Missouri site @ Truman State (Nov. 2, 2013)

The teams who have registered with ACF for this tournament may be found here. If you've already registered and need to change any of your info, please let me know at srferrar@gmail.com.
by Susan
Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall (HS Mirror) @ Northern Illinois University, 11/2/13
Replies: 12
Views: 5771

Re: ACF Fall (HS Mirror) @ Northern Illinois University, 11/2/13

The teams who have registered with ACF for this tournament may be found here. If you've already registered and need to change any of your info, please let me know at srferrar@gmail.com. If you are IMSA, Keith, Auburn, Latin, or the Bloomington-area team, please register using this form.
by Susan
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: *CONFIRMED* ACF Fall 2013 @McMaster
Replies: 34
Views: 12144

Re: *TENTATIVE* ACF Fall 2013 @McMaster

Yes--McMaster is indeed confirmed as a host. I will edit the thread title and initial post to make that clear, and I'll also add this site to the list of sites in the global announcement.
by Susan
Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall (HS Mirror) @ Northern Illinois University, 11/2/13
Replies: 12
Views: 5771

Re: ACF Fall (HS Mirror) @ Northern Illinois University, 11/2/13

In addition to emailing Brad, all teams wishing to register for this site should fill out this form to make sure ACF knows they're registered.
by Susan
Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: *CONFIRMED* ACF Fall 2013 @McMaster
Replies: 34
Views: 12144

Re: *TENTATIVE* ACF Fall 2013 @McMaster

In addition to emailing Jay and the McMaster team, schools wishing to register for this tournament must fill out this form.