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by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific question discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 5914

Re: Specific question discussion

On the "you are a rich Muslim" bonus, I feel like "People of the Book" should at least be promptable on the Dhimmi part.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 3506

Re: General discussion

For the most part, this set was excellent. There were a few bonuses which were a hair on the difficult side (Judges) and some that were by far too easy (Poe) but all in all I had no major complaints. The science in itself was quite good as it wasn't name-riddled and required you actually knowing stu...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Errata
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Re: Errata

I don't think it's technically errata, but I'd rephrase the Scarborough Fair tossup so that Girl from the North Country is mentioned before the lyrics used in it. Had we been in the finals I would have negged it hardcore with the Dylan title based on just those cited lyrics. Or...would you? 18. Thi...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Neg Prizes
Replies: 16
Views: 4165

Re: Neg Prizes

Relevant thread can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=117&t=12994&p=240240&hilit=neg+prizes#p240240 General consensus? Probably not the best idea. Just wanted to follow up with this to say that neg prizes aren't a great idea. Didn't realize this was in the High School subf...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Neg Prizes
Replies: 16
Views: 4165

Re: Neg Prizes

I once got a novel by Jimmy Buffett.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What to do after you've been caught cheating at quiz bowl
Replies: 11
Views: 3905

Re: What to do after you've been caught cheating at quiz bow

Clarification: what they did made me feel unhappy about cheating in general, and I feel it shouldn't have to end this way if people did it out of stupidity or inexperience. Not specifically related to those two in any other way.

If this is a dumb idea, I'll just shut up.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What to do after you've been caught cheating at quiz bowl
Replies: 11
Views: 3905

Re: What to do after you've been caught cheating at quiz bow

Apologize. Sincerely. Edit: and then don't do it again Honestly I'm not sure if it's all that straightforward. In most cases that hasn't nearly been enough to reintegrate said person into the QB community, whether or not they were a torrential jerk about it. I know that cheating is pretty much the ...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 56991

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

Steven Hines wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_ad ... ranslation

Understand networking before you post mindless shit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheating

Understand quizbowl before you act like mindless shit
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 56991

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

Seventh - Many of you would like for me to do a skype oral exam on a lederberg topic of your choosing. I will do this - on several agreements. The quizbowl community as a whole works together to stop the verbal abuse (or for matt's sake, potential verbal abuse) of my former teammates, friends, etc....
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 56991

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

HMS Audacious wrote:
Hidehiro Anto wrote:Are we relying on the honor system and assuming that no one will look at the quizbowl packet archive?
no, this is actually intended on being played under the assumption that people had seen the packets
See, you say that...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 59447

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Cody wrote:
merv1618 wrote:Was that the first .gif ever posted on the forums?
Among a billion others over the years, I posted a gif on the first page of this thread! viewtopic.php?f=63&t=15791#p280733
So you did.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 59447

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Was that the first .gif ever posted on the forums?
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Errata
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Re: Errata

I don't think it's technically errata, but I'd rephrase the Scarborough Fair tossup so that Girl from the North Country is mentioned before the lyrics used in it. Had we been in the finals I would have negged it hardcore with the Dylan title based on just those cited lyrics.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ Illinois (4/19)
Replies: 23
Views: 8206

Re: MUT @ Illinois (4/19)

Turner Island wrote:
Cheynem wrote:Why did Michael Coates only play "half a round"?
From what I understand, he had been staffing and finished his duties in time to sub in for the last half of the final between Panda Express and Chicago.
He powered the last TU to clinch it for Chicago, it was quite thrilling.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ Illinois (4/19)
Replies: 23
Views: 8206

Re: MUT @ Illinois (4/19)

Thanks to Billy and company for a splendidly run tournament and to the authors for by far one of the best sets I've played.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 273165

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

women, fire and dangerous things wrote:mystery theme
Meaning unspecified, or about movie mysteries?
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Postseason Poll
Replies: 19
Views: 5046

Re: Postseason Poll

GymnogypsCalifornianusWKU wrote:Not that I expect anybody to vote for us, but note that we didn't have Alex at ICT.
If you mean Alex Malone, isn't he in high school?
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 89593

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

For the purposes of this exercise, do we really care how good Yaphe was before 1999? Did he get worse when he moved to Chicago? Did he get worse teammates? The answer to both is no & thus it is mostly irrelevant. The only reason I arbitrarily chose 1999 and not later is so we can include the undefe...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 89593

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

Cody wrote:I would like to arbitrarily start our time period at 1999 and cap this at 20-30 teams. This way it doesn't take forever and we get to the interesting part immediately.
Hadn't Yaphe already accumulated something like two nats titles before 1999? I'm not sure that's the best year to start.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!
Replies: 30
Views: 6729

Re: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!

grapesmoker wrote:
GymnogypsCalifornianusWKU wrote:I predict that after a long day of productivity, Jerry is so proud of his work that he writes the last bonus of the finals packet about himself.
what has it gots in its pocketsesss preciousss
Draupnir, clearly.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The Secret History of Shantanu, Chicago Quizbowl, and NAQT
Replies: 33
Views: 23047

Re: The Secret History of Shantanu, Chicago Quizbowl, and NA

I have little proclivity to place myself as the proximal cause of a consortio interruptus twixt this redoubtable coupling of editors. Indeed, it seems inimical to the intellectual harmony requisite for the production of a high quality tournament for me to spend the next few months plying my facilit...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: DUST-bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 6370

Re: Announcement: DUST-bowl

TheRhymeMinister wrote:I'm highly interested in playing this event, regardless of where or when it's hosted. I would also be in favour of seeing sports questions added to this.
Yes and no
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14
Replies: 45
Views: 16717

Re: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14

I did some snooping based on what Adam said above and found this message from 2010... I know its old but there's always that chance the guy who posted it still uses his old college address and might have some info... can't hurt to try shooting an email there or searching further: http://thuban.owu....
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14
Replies: 45
Views: 16717

Re: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14

I'll be attending Ohio Wesleyan. Depending on whether or not I get my license to do OHSAA basketball officiating, I'll entertain the idea of playing. Within the next few years, I intend on being able to get a club together to get some hosting for high school tournaments. I know they had a club as o...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 IHSA
Replies: 80
Views: 19949

Re: 2014 IHSA

Ok, if these sets are so bad, why do teams versed in pyramidal QB even play the state series? Is there some mandate in the IHSA rules, or do they all simply enjoy matching shirts?
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Staying Alert
Replies: 46
Views: 24267

Re: Staying Alert

Eat a good breakfast and a light lunch.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAC
Replies: 89
Views: 36660

Re: 2013 NAC

I don't know why this thread got necro-ed, but it is my sincerest hope that this post is the last.

User was warned for metaposting/backseat moderation. --the mgmt
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Over-Buzzing Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 9081

Re: Over-Buzzing Problem

A technique which has been used to great success in the past is wait one clue after you're "sure" of the answer, and then buzz.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 36
Views: 10677

Re: CO Matchmaking

Hello, I'm Adam. I'm a Scorpio who enjoys long walks on the beach, world mythology, Agatha Christie novels, and religious history.

But actually, I'm nowhere near contender level and am mostly looking to play CO for fun but can still write for a deadline.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Playtesting and revealing information about editing
Replies: 17
Views: 5517

Re: Playtesting and revealing information about editing

I don't think people should post playtesting threads that contain the name of a public IRC channel. I think public playtesting announcements should instead say "anyone who's interested in playtesting should email me from the email address linked in their HSQB profile," and then distribute the name ...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 273165

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

My Broadway/musical theater vanity packet will be ready to read this Sunday at 9 PM, in the IRC channel #quizbowl. It'll be 20 tossups and 20 bonuses, so I'll keep score individually for tossups and we'll also see how high a PPB the room can get. The packet is done and this is still happening tonig...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Feats of Weakness 2 - World Edition - 12/22/13
Replies: 10
Views: 2359

Re: Feats of Weakness 2 - World Edition - 12/22/13

Kenneth Widmerpool wrote:Maybe.
Zamunda tossup plz
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT SCT: February 8-9
Replies: 35
Views: 10042

Re: 2014 NAQT SCT: February 8

What measures will be taken this year to account for strength differences per site and how bids will reflect them?
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Books with Info
Replies: 7
Views: 2200

Re: Books with Info

"The Usborne Book of Greek and Norse Legends," though being aimed at children and pre-teens, has a surprising amount of solid information at the high school and early college level, with bits and pieces showing up farther back every now and again.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 54
Views: 18055

Re: Preseason Poll

The Ununtiable Twine wrote:
Something More Easily Remembered wrote:And plus, he would have had to compete with notable community college competitors Rob Carson and Matt Weiner.
How many community college national titles do these two have between them combined? None? Exactly. Hang is the favorite.
No.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss the anime rule here
Replies: 112
Views: 35856

Re: Discuss the anime rule here

Given (not so) recent efforts to turn the disparaging of a few specific people into more or less a meme, only meant to be understood as inside references to the forums in the first place, I fail to see how it's possible for anime discussions to be more destructive. Can you please be more specific? ...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss the anime rule here
Replies: 112
Views: 35856

Re: Discuss the anime rule here

Given (not so) recent efforts to turn the disparaging of a few specific people into more or less a meme, only meant to be understood as inside references to the forums in the first place, I fail to see how it's possible for anime discussions to be more destructive.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice at The University of Missouri - Sept. 28th
Replies: 5
Views: 2420

Re: Collegiate Novice at The University of Missouri - Sept. 28th

Make sure your seatbelt is fastened wrote:The University of Missouri Quizbowl Club will be hosting Collegiate Novice 4 on September 28th at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.
The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi wrote:Kansas State ended up staying at Rock Bridge High School for 20 minutes.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National Small Schools
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

Re: National Small Schools

Hallsville is the top small school in Missouri, and is returning all of their B team, which finished (unless I'm remembering this wrong) T-5th in small school last year. I have no idea which of SSNCT or HSNCT they'll try to attend, though. Hallsville B was undoubtedly the better of their two teams ...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LOL Chip Bowl
Replies: 8
Views: 2703

Re: LOL Chip Bowl

RyuAqua wrote:
jonpin wrote:For 1 point, Name the only nation that borders both China and Russia.
A world without Kazakhstan is a world I don't want to live in anymore.
*North Korea hangs its head in the corner...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Literature theme packet
Replies: 14
Views: 3540

Re: Literature theme packet

Ukonvasara wrote:why must you fiends read amusing packets while I'm at work
Agreed; some of these were given awfully short notice.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Literature theme packet
Replies: 14
Views: 3540

Re: Literature theme packet

This sounds splendid.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Favorite Books or Other Works of Literature?
Replies: 31
Views: 5821

Re: Favorite Books or Other Works of Literature?

I'll also throw my two cents in for Borges, but I've always enjoyed darker fiction for novels whether it be Gothic or anything 20th/21st century. Rebecca stands alone as my favorite novel, but two more recent works I particularly enjoy are Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections and Richard Russo's Empir...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moderator don'ts
Replies: 12
Views: 5171

Re: Moderator don'ts

I'll add a few: Adding their own interjections while in the middle of a tossup/cycle: I've had this happen to me in the past for both tossups and bonuses, and it's especially infuriating when a tossup gets interrupted by the moderator just for a stupid joke about why he's screwed for eating meat (in...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 54
Views: 18055

Re: Preseason Poll

Also, Northwestern picks up Dylan Minarik. It's unsure how active I'll be throughout the year; by 2014 at the absolute earliest if at all.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 54
Views: 18055

Re: Preseason Poll

Cheynem wrote:11. Ohio State--lose no starter I think, gain Brittany Trang
I think Bryce Russ will be eligible again, despite living in Illinois. He could possibly show up again for some tournaments, including ICT which is in Chicago.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 1384

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Ukonvasara wrote:Admittedly, I didn't hear much after the first two Achewood clues
That would indeed be the deciding factor here.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 1384

Re: Specific Question Discussion

powerplant wrote: The tossup on Smaug was negged in our room off the first clue. I don't know if the Forbes Fictional Fifteen is a great clue because the rankings seem to shift based on whatever is popular in a given year.
I second this, as I first-line negged Smaug as well.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open food discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 9425

Re: Chicago Open food discussion

I'd just like to give a huge thank-you for providing something to drink (non-water) that wasn't soda. This should happen at tournaments more often.