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by fett0001
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT conversion stats
Replies: 46
Views: 9456

Re: 2013 HSNCT conversion stats

What was the overall neg rate for the tournament?
by fett0001
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying for College History, Book recommendations?
Replies: 13
Views: 2697

Re: Studying for College History, Book recommendations?

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Gibbon
by fett0001
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 80246

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

Maddie Burton graduated, Eric, and is headed to W&M next year. My money is still on that James Cole kid to be a power in SWVA.
by fett0001
Wed May 29, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2013: 8/3/13 at VCU
Replies: 30
Views: 8732

Re: VCU Open 2013: 8/3/13 at VCU

If I can get transportation I'd definitely come staff both. Currently I'll be in blacksburg.
by fett0001
Sun May 26, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13
Replies: 28
Views: 6656

Re: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13

Would people be interested in some side events? Possibly CAHOOTS, TAMIL, or both?
by fett0001
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Different Way to Quantify Buzzing
Replies: 22
Views: 5170

Re: A Different Way to Quantify Buzzing

I'd speculate that questions that are too easy make for more buzzer races.
by fett0001
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13
Replies: 28
Views: 6656

Re: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13

Huntur wrote:
fett0001 wrote: $10 discounts for buzzers, staffers, or 200 mi of one way travel. $30 minimum.
Mike,

I think you meant $30 maximum?
I will edit to clairify, though I didn't mean a maximum of $30.
by fett0001
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13
Replies: 28
Views: 6656

Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13

Virginia Tech will be hosting a mirror of Missouri Open. Date: 7/6/13 Location: TBD. Virginia Tech charges for rooms so we're hoping to mirror at a local-ish highschool. If not, or if we get enough teams to justify it early enough, we'll be hosting at Squires Student Center. Cost: $80 per team. $10 ...
by fett0001
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Small schools and the HSNCT
Replies: 10
Views: 2429

Re: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: May 25-26, Atlanta

bt_green_warbler wrote:
SirT wrote:I believe Christiansburg placed T-27 or T-21 recently
For the record, Christiansburg isn't a small school by NAQT's definition.
What's that definition, Jeff?
by fett0001
Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 3099

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Definitely happening, on that date. The only tentative part is the location. I'm trying to find a spot I can host it for free.
by fett0001
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia Tech Spring Invitational (4/13/2013 Blacksburg, VA)
Replies: 13
Views: 4235

Re: Virginia Tech Spring Invitational (4/13/2013 Blacksburg, VA)

Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin wrote:I might go to this, bringing one buzzer set with me.
Please email Jeremy, and we'll get you added into the field.
by fett0001
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Starting a brand new QB team
Replies: 12
Views: 5308

Re: Starting a brand new QB team

I do have a question I hope you guys can answer. What type of buzzer system would you suggest I invest in? My county is willing to buy it for me, but I don't know which one you guys would suggest. http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=13349 is probably a lot to read, but has a good discu...
by fett0001
Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Starting a brand new QB team
Replies: 12
Views: 5308

Re: Starting a brand new QB team

The Motley Eye wrote:
And if you're up to making the trip, we'd love to have you in Blacksburg for our tournament on 4/13: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1209/
If you are making said trip, as a new team from such a distance, we will give you a very substantial discount on entry fees.
by fett0001
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia Tech Spring Invitational (4/13/2013 Blacksburg, VA)
Replies: 13
Views: 4235

Re: Virginia Tech Spring Invitational (4/13/2013 Blacksburg, VA)

We've still got some space in the field, and we'd love to have some more teams sign up!
by fett0001
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Outreach ideas for Collegiate Novice 4
Replies: 18
Views: 3588

Re: Outreach ideas for Collegiate Novice 4

True, but they obviously were interested, and it's possible that they just didn't know of other options out there.
by fett0001
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Outreach ideas for Collegiate Novice 4
Replies: 18
Views: 3588

Re: Outreach ideas for Collegiate Novice 4

At least in Region 5, ACUI gets a bunch of teams to come out that wouldn't ordinarily. Also, Liberty University's conference(Big south?) has a Quizbowl tournament each year. I wonder if other conferences do the same.
by fett0001
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT's agreement with ACUI
Replies: 242
Views: 53603

Re: NAQT's agreement with ACUI

at SCT, we had someone working on a second BS play DII. He's pretty new to quizbowl, though.
by fett0001
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Head-to-head as a tiebreaker (split from UCU announcement)
Replies: 27
Views: 5798

Re: Head-to-head as a tiebreaker (split from UCU announcement)

I'm just wondering if anyone still has the script to pull out that data from the old thread.
by fett0001
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia Tech Spring Invitational (4/13/2013 Blacksburg, VA)
Replies: 13
Views: 4235

Re: Virginia Tech Spring Invitational (4/13/2013 Blacksburg, VA)

If your coach hasn't emailed Jeremy to register, Alex, please have them do so. I'll get Jeremy to post a field update in the next few days.
by fett0001
Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice Mirror @ Virginia Tech (1/19/13, Blacksburg, VA)
Replies: 6
Views: 2810

Re: SCOP Novice Mirror @ Virginia Tech (1/19/13, Blacksburg, VA)

Tournament was a success.

Blacksburg A won two games to win an advantaged final vs Bassett A. Blacksburg B took third.

Full stats are available through http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1205/.

I'll pretty them up over the next couple of days.
by fett0001
Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 5 SCT - Feb. 9 at UT - Knoxville
Replies: 66
Views: 16289

Re: Region 5 SCT - Feb. 9 at UT - Knoxville

They've had ACUI there for years. Some of the CBI tournaments were of good size. We @ VT are helping Steve with the process as much as possible, too.
by fett0001
Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice Mirror @ Virginia Tech (1/19/13, Blacksburg, VA)
Replies: 6
Views: 2810

Re: SCOP Novice Mirror @ Virginia Tech (1/19/13, Blacksburg, VA)

Field update. Everyone should note that the tournament does not start until 10 AM.


Also, if you haven't received an email with further instructions by tomorrow morning, contact me and we'll figure it out.
by fett0001
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Leniency of Pronunciation
Replies: 7
Views: 1879

Re: The Leniency of Pronunciation

That set isn't clear.
by fett0001
Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice Mirror @ Virginia Tech (1/19/13, Blacksburg, VA)
Replies: 6
Views: 2810

Re: SCOP Novice Mirror @ Virginia Tech (1/19/13, Blacksburg, VA)

We ask that coaches recuse players, if the any of the following apply:
They are in contention for scoring titles at regular difficulty events
They have competed at regular difficulty events for more than 2 years
by fett0001
Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee 12-13
Replies: 51
Views: 25302

Re: Tennessee 12-13

I figure I should mention that if anyone in east TN wants to come out, Virginia Tech is mirroring SCOP Novice on January 19 and Prison Bowl on April 13.
by fett0001
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCIS III (2/16/13) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 6
Views: 2098

Re: NCIS III (2/16/13) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

Assuming scheduling and such works out, we're down to help again.
by fett0001
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice Mirror @ Virginia Tech (1/19/13, Blacksburg, VA)
Replies: 6
Views: 2810

SCOP Novice Mirror @ Virginia Tech (1/19/13, Blacksburg, VA)

Virginia Tech will be hosting a mirror of SCOP Novice Tournament at our campus in Blacksburg, Virginia on January 19, 2013. LOCATION and REGISTRATION The tournament will take place within Squires Student Center. Squires is located at 290 College Ave., Blacksburg, VA. Campus maps can be found here . ...
by fett0001
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New and Noteworthy
Replies: 21
Views: 6515

Re: New and Noteworthy

interested, if I'm in town.
by fett0001
Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blacksburg (VA) High Academic Invitational 1/12/13 HSAPQ #33
Replies: 7
Views: 2568

Re: Blacksburg (VA) High Academic Invitational 1/12/13 HSAPQ #33

Some of us at VT might be available to help out, if you need staff.
by fett0001
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sexism, Sexual Harassment, and Quizbowl
Replies: 22
Views: 9291

Re: Sexism, Sexual Harassment, and Quizbowl

I think that focusing solely on gender issues will turn this into a WIQ thread real fast. At least here at tech, we do our best to follow our Principles of Community, but it's not always easy, presumably since a bunch of immature college kids are relaxing. So, I'd say a big step is to set general de...
by fett0001
Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hey it's time to talk about tone! (LIVE CHAT AUGUST 13)
Replies: 116
Views: 30659

Re: Hey it's time to talk about tone!

Also, I've heard numerous times that people behind the scenes are afraid of the forums, but never any substantial evidence of that fact beyond personal testimony. Well, afraid may not be the right word. My introduction to this forum and its participants came after having attended several of Charlie...
by fett0001
Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hey it's time to talk about tone! (LIVE CHAT AUGUST 13)
Replies: 116
Views: 30659

Re: Hey it's time to talk about tone!

I challenge people to produce meaningful, recent examples of new people being attacked for "having fun at the wrong things" as opposed to people with long track records of should-have-known-better disingenuously defending the quality of those things. 2 things: I am not suggesting that people are be...
by fett0001
Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hey it's time to talk about tone! (LIVE CHAT AUGUST 13)
Replies: 116
Views: 30659

Re: Hey it's time to talk about tone!

3. "Calls to make the board a nicer place" are against the board rules exactly as far as they equate "civility" with "suppressing legitimate criticism and discussion of quizbowl." The latter is of course detrimental to quizbowl because it results in the flaws of existing tournaments remaining unche...
by fett0001
Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hey it's time to talk about tone! (LIVE CHAT AUGUST 13)
Replies: 116
Views: 30659

Re: Hey it's time to talk about tone!

Why do we feel the need to tell him that those questions are bad? Not that they aren't. But why are we turning "I had fun at this speed check tournament" into "Speed checks are awful. Go here instead." when we could say something to the effect of "I'm glad you had fun, why don't you come to this: Lo...
by fett0001
Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 75
Views: 14519

Re: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

If I understood correctly, Chris, this is a new edition of Bayou a Drank.
by fett0001
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hey it's time to talk about tone! (LIVE CHAT AUGUST 13)
Replies: 116
Views: 30659

Re: Hey it's time to talk about tone!

I'd like to see a way to get moderators involved with particularly egregious examples. Kind of a "hey, cool it" message in topic, or an edit to the effect of "This user has been warned about his tone." It might make the board a little more welcoming, even if there's no real penalty. EDIT: I think wh...
by fett0001
Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 62936

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

karav0 wrote:
In other news Friday and Sunday's sets are open for discussion,

Will/Are they be posted somewhere?
by fett0001
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is QuizBowl an inherent "con" of knowledge?
Replies: 26
Views: 12171

Re: Is QuizBowl an inherent "con" of knowledge?

http://xkcd.com/451/

I was reminded of this xkcd comic. Woo.
by fett0001
Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 38385

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

Virginia Tech will be running a tournament in the VHSL Piedmont district, in hopes of getting SCAEL teams involved in Saturday tournaments. Exact date TBD: either right before or right after their season starts.
by fett0001
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Questions about answer acceptance regarding last names
Replies: 29
Views: 7196

Re: Questions about answer acceptance regarding last names

Why are literature questions on works and authors being treated as ways to punish students for incomplete education on foreign language naming conventions? I don't know how someone who has read Vargas Llosa's works would that his last name is not simply Llosa. I think it's important to look at what ...
by fett0001
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 38504

Re: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012

Not enough staff?
by fett0001
Thu May 31, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August
Replies: 76
Views: 11826

Re: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August

Yeah, we've got the space. Flights should probably go into Roanoke, but there's not public transport from ROA to campus on Sunday. However, I'm hopeful something could be figured out.
by fett0001
Thu May 31, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 161060

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

I agree with your interpretation, however I think it does not read easily, or could be misunderstood. Maybe my views are skewed from explaining Magic etc to noobs, but simpler, more succinct rules are always better understood. I dunno. Just my two cents. If I were writing it: Correct answers are wor...
by fett0001
Thu May 31, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 161060

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

This is confusingly written. Correct answers. On tossups, a correct answer is worth 20 points up to and including a word indicated in the written, but not read, text of the tossup and 10 points after that. This is obviously supposed to explain powers. Later in the rules it seems that first read syll...
by fett0001
Thu May 24, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 84239

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - so is this where i complain?

Auburn A at Atrophy 3 was just one guy.
by fett0001
Tue May 22, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: (not on) 8/4/12
Replies: 10
Views: 2878

Re: VCU Open: 8/4/12

Worst case, we can get you space at VT in Blacksburg, though I know that's far less than ideal.
by fett0001
Fri May 04, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Individual Writers Seeking Projects to Join, Post Here
Replies: 28
Views: 9314

Re: Individual Writers Seeking Projects to Join, Post Here

I'm up for writing some science. I doubt I have the depth of knowledge to write MO level physics, however. Allow me to gently discourage this type of thinking. "MO-level" physics does not have to be on some sort of super-complicated topic; it just has to be competently written and correct. I'm not ...