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by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: FACTS, A CSW and TJ Housewrite/Packet Submission
Replies: 13
Views: 9439

Re: FACTS, A CSW and TJ Housewrite/Packet Submission

UlyssesInvictus wrote:Is there a DOCX version of these sets that could be uploaded to the archives?
I've received a link to the Google Drive, from which I downloaded the Word files. Thanks! This will be uploaded to QuizDB soon.
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 24248

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

aseem.keyal wrote:Uploaded a zip of the docx packets on the packet archive, it's currently pending.
Thank you!
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 97
Views: 38941

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

Oh yeah, it looks like these are pre-Augur questions. I'll mark it down and work on parsing the TeX at some point. Thank you for the update!
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 24248

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

Is there a Word version of these packets that could be uploaded? It appears that only PDFs were uploaded on the archives, and I'm not sure if the OphirStats version has the ability to export as Word files. (I suppose, since it's native text, I may be able to just copy/paste each page individually, b...
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 33824

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

Is there a Word/DOCX version of this set that could be uploaded? It appears that the .zip version uploaded only consists of PDFs as well. Assuming that the files were stored in a Google Drive folder as Google Docs, a compressed folder of Word files can easily be exported by selecting all the files i...
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: FACTS, A CSW and TJ Housewrite/Packet Submission
Replies: 13
Views: 9439

Re: FACTS, A CSW and TJ Housewrite/Packet Submission

Is there a DOCX version of these sets that could be uploaded to the archives?
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 97
Views: 38941

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

CPiGuy wrote:Math Monstrosity got PDF-mangled, but the LaTeX files are also uploaded on the database -- would those work better?
Sorry, I'm woozy and misunderstanding context: do you mean I've uploaded mangled questions for MM to QuizDB, or whether you should upload LaTex packets for MM?
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 4389

Re: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018

Just to give me some idea of what to expect, here's a spreadsheet where you can "sign up:" https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing.

For now it's just a way to claim a spot: it will become a team formation spreadsheet if needed.
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 97
Views: 38941

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

tksaleija wrote:Just your weekly reminder:

M O X O N
Thanks -_-

Vacation time is coming up for me this week, so expect progress!
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 97
Views: 38941

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

If possible, could you upload some MS and Novice HS sets? 2014 SCOP MS 5 2016 SCOP MS 7 2017 SCOP MS 8 2015 SCOP Novice 6 2016 SCOP Novice 7 2017 SCOP Novice 8 This website is a godsend and it's ok to keep these at lower priority. If you want any help formatting or anything, I have lots of spare ti...
by UlyssesInvictus
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 33824

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

"Oparin-Haldane", considering it's the pre-FTP clue for abiogenesis in multiple high school sets A brief note from the high school world to state that I don't think this is true and that writers should stop doing that if it is true. I found one case of it being pre-FTP for Miller-Urey in James Blai...
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament (HFT) XII is Available for Mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 6877

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament (HFT) XII is Available for Mirro

AGoodMan wrote:HFT has been posted to the packet archives. Thank you to everyone who mirrored this year. Barring any emergencies, the set will return next year as well.
[credits stinger]

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[fin]
by UlyssesInvictus
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Open: Organization
Replies: 27
Views: 9811

Re: Side Event Open: Organization

Given that FILM is a committed 10 packets, with a good amount of "canonical" academic content, I'd love to see it as one of the potential "centerpiece" events. Another idea is to try running a Sat/Sun combination academic tournament + many trash side events, though people might really want to just p...
by UlyssesInvictus
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 4389

FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018

This is a short announcement for a playtesting/side-event of FILM , at the 2018 PACE NSC. FILM is a 10 round, tossup only set, with both trash and art film content. Most answerlines will be accessible at the strong high school level, but with question content at a college nationals difficulty level....
by UlyssesInvictus
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 97
Views: 38941

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

Are they any intentions to add the new released hs sets once summer comes around? Yep! I work on a Machiavellian love/fear of the community basis, though, so best way to get the sets you want uploaded is to post about specific ones here, and I'll do my best to upload those first :) Here's some: 201...
by UlyssesInvictus
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 97
Views: 38941

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

vinteuil wrote:
UlyssesInvictus wrote:I work on a Machiavellian love/fear of the community basis
moxon or pitchfork mob, your choice
:( I got halfway through last Sunday until midnight hit and I turned back into a pumpkin. (Or work called, your choice.)
by UlyssesInvictus
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 97
Views: 38941

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

tksaleija wrote:Are they any intentions to add the new released hs sets once summer comes around?
Yep! I work on a Machiavellian love/fear of the community basis, though, so best way to get the sets you want uploaded is to post about specific ones here, and I'll do my best to upload those first :)
by UlyssesInvictus
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 11410

Re: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT

UPDATE: I've been told that many people who want to play PACENSC are either playing or staffing ACRONYM, which I expected. Our tentative plan now is to run our event at around 9:00pm on Saturday. Hopefully that will significantly reduce conflicts. As for packet writing, we're making good progress. ...
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to make college quizbowl less insular
Replies: 22
Views: 7948

Re: How to make college quizbowl less insular

Thanks for saying that Erik, I definitely should have commented this is my personal experience, and I'm also wondering if people have felt similarly in their QB experiences. This could easily reflect more on me or the teams I've been part of then any general, or even common, QB experience.
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 13243

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

I do agree that new players will generally acclimate to what's presented as good to them, and it would be worth examining the issue more of how they might respond if the "standard" tournament (ACF) were to introduce powers. (And inversely, have responded to the fact that ACF does not have powers cur...
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to make college quizbowl less insular
Replies: 22
Views: 7948

Re: How to make college quizbowl less insular

On a different topic of thought, I'm also interested to hear how people might have dealt with insularity in other clubs/disciplines. What I'm wondering right now is if the problem isn't just that all "activities" are insular by default, and some are just very good at finding ways to inclusively work...
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to make college quizbowl less insular
Replies: 22
Views: 7948

Re: How to make college quizbowl less insular

Such a response has not been garnered by Conor's, my own, and others' completely contradictory anecdotal accounts, which in the other thread were rightfully received with reticence for reason of their nature as particular reports. [...] I think at least why I liked Charles' story is [...] I'm inter...
by UlyssesInvictus
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FILM side event (for charity @ JED)
Replies: 7
Views: 5606

Re: FILM side event announcement

This is about 70% done, and I'm very excited with its current state!

Assuming all goes well, I'll be playtesting a "mini" version at NSC, using reduced rounds and likely using a shootout format.

It's still to be announced, but the main summer side event bonanza is the main target for this set.
by UlyssesInvictus
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: TDing Resources
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

Re: TDing Resources

As penance, and to build on this idea of learning from mistakes, I'd very much like to contribute to any effort to centralize TD information. Obviously, any proper centralization of information would require a lot of (basically) one person: - collecting that data, and organizing it - somewhat editor...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 163
Views: 73878

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Hi Mostafa: I'd like to talk about possibly taking over management of Neg 5 for you. I can't promise that I'll devote time every weekend (or even any weekends) into outright implementing new features, but that I will occasionally look over any PRs from forks, as well as do general maintenance to mak...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 8048

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018

To reiterate before saying anything else, any opinions here are solely my own, and have nothing to do with the Harvard team. First, to Sam, I do think you're being a little unfair with regard to Neg5. I remember using paper scoresheets for years before Neg5, and there was just a great a chance with ...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 8048

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018

I haven't been reading the forums for a day, but now that I have, I'm pretty sure I'm at least one of the people in question that acted rudely to Max. I want to go ahead and apologize for this, because there's really no reason for me to have behaved the way I did. The only excuses I can make are tha...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: Quizbowl Needs a Scheduling Committee
Replies: 50
Views: 11845

Re: Quizbowl Needs a Scheduling Committee

Instead of fees, how do people feel about a "commitment" to staff a tournament? Right now, in the Northeast at least, there's a lot of under-the-table horse trading to figure out who has to host what. Some regularized "you staff this, we staff this" system would simultaneously act as a quid pro quo ...
by UlyssesInvictus
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 19134

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

This has been suggested before, but I'd very much like to have more book prizes that reward things like "top scoring freshman" or "top scoring first time quizbowl performance" instead of 8 top scoring prizes. You'd have to do some data collection beforehand as TD, but in my experience these things j...
by UlyssesInvictus
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Moderator Training Resources
Replies: 10
Views: 3213

Re: Moderator Training Resources

Thanks, that is pretty good. You should strike the part where it says "say "answer?" on second 4 (of a tossup)" since that's not a rule anywhere and all. Yikes, good catch. I still want to figure out where and when that started one of these days! It's a great example of a meme in the original meani...
by UlyssesInvictus
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM XI Mirror at UConn, 3/24
Replies: 1
Views: 1356

Re: ACRONYM XI Mirror at UConn, 3/24

How long do you expect this to take? (i.e. how many rounds are you planning on running?)

Also, what's the field list look like right now?
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The looming crisis
Replies: 25
Views: 8156

Re: The looming crisis

Just for the record, I've toyed with the idea of working with PACE in my head, but I think I'm disconnected enough from the community that I wouldn't be nominated and as we all know, self-nominations are "discouraged." That always struck me as a good way to keep an "in-crowd" mentality. Me as well,...
by UlyssesInvictus
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Side Events at PACE NSC
Replies: 2
Views: 2423

Re: Side Events at PACE NSC

Does "the side event must conclude by 11 PM" refer to all side events, or just those conducted using (any number of) PACE provided rooms?
by UlyssesInvictus
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Play with (not against) QANTA
Replies: 5
Views: 3086

Re: Play with (not against) QANTA

Given that we can't answer questions we've seen before, how will we know when we've answered/seen all 160 questions?
by UlyssesInvictus
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The looming crisis
Replies: 25
Views: 8156

Re: The looming crisis

David wasn't a member at the time, but around 2010 when PACE was having a serious crisis under a president that a number of the most active members had good reason not to trust, one of the biggest problems was that PACE had a very large number of members who had zero involvement anymore (and some w...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 13335

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Were these ever posted to the archives?
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 39
Views: 12452

Re: Best Film Player

Perfect time for me to pub my own side-event *cackle*: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=20695 I'm really excited about how the set is turning out so far--I think I've been judicious in getting a really good blend of trash, historic film, academic film, and artsy fartsy foreign film....
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The looming crisis
Replies: 25
Views: 8156

Re: The looming crisis

To be fair, I assume they offer more than they get people to accept; I've turned down both PACE and ACF memberships in the last few years. Really? That's surprising to me: I would have thought there was little reason to turn down a membership, but it may just be that I'm vastly underestimating the ...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The looming crisis
Replies: 25
Views: 8156

Re: The looming crisis

My question is: what's the rationale for ACF and PACE not just offering membership invitations far more freely than they are currently? I suppose there's a desire to make sure people aren't besmirching their good names, but every year it seems like PACE posts a <10 person list of new members when su...
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 45
Views: 16002

Re: Your Favorite Question

While I'm at it: 2013 NASAT Round 3 #1 Question: One of these events is the site of the first appearance of Mr. Hurst, his wife, and his sister-in-law, Caroline, the latter of whom disparages the possibility of one of these events occurring at Netherfield as a punishment, not a pleasure. A mischievo...
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 45
Views: 16002

Re: Your Favorite Question

Interestingly, here's another one on the soliloquy in Listory: 2016 Listory Round 7 Question: A character in this passage wishes to have a conversation with an educated person, but laments that she would need fez slippers and either a new morning gown or her old dressing jacket. A portion of this pa...
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Best Practices in Randomization
Replies: 7
Views: 3319

Re: Best Practices in Randomization

When I was brainstorming my own Packetizor, I had a design to just have a "Randomization" options page with common "fengshui" violations: - No trash tossup in first/last three questions. - No back to back questions of same category. - No tossup/bonus of same category on the same "number" And other t...
by UlyssesInvictus
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 10907

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Can we see the full Medea tossup? Owen Meany is a long book, and I'm struggling to remember if Medea is actually an important part of the book or more of a throwaway details that's kind of punishing, even as a lead-in.
by UlyssesInvictus
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SMT Open Online Test Mirror (2/24)
Replies: 41
Views: 10893

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

Also, for those who can pay by Venmo, what's your venmo username.
by UlyssesInvictus
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SMT Open Online Test Mirror (2/24)
Replies: 41
Views: 10893

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

Tournament was fun, thanks for hosting.

I think some lessons were learned about Discord's reliability for large numbers of people in the server, but I don't think the tournament ended up going too long.
by UlyssesInvictus
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SMT Open Online Test Mirror (2/24)
Replies: 41
Views: 10893

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

Is there going to be a logistics mail sent out? Last online tournament I played there wasn't one and it resulted in problems like teams and moderators not showing up on time. Whoops, sorry, I didn't consciously realize the other people on my team hadn't gotten the email and neglected to forward it....
by UlyssesInvictus
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SMT Open Online Test Mirror (2/24)
Replies: 41
Views: 10893

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

Robert can't end up making the mirror, so we have a fourth slot now available on our team. First person to fill their name in gets it.
by UlyssesInvictus
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 11410

Re: PACENSC 2018 @HSNCT

Just a heads up to you that there already a significant number of side-events at HSNCT planned.

But Pokemon is life, so you guys do you.
by UlyssesInvictus
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SMT Open Online Test Mirror (2/24)
Replies: 41
Views: 10893

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

Yeah, my bad, it looks like a 10th team was formed in between when now and when there was an open request to split people off into a 10th team.
by UlyssesInvictus
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SMT Open Online Test Mirror (2/24)
Replies: 41
Views: 10893

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

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:In gross violation of a post I made earlier in this thread, I'm now playing with Stephen Liu
With all due respect, this seems like a...very strong team, given that a 10th team still needs to be created.