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by Ndg
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Definition of a good PPB
Replies: 2
Views: 2243

Re: Definition of a good PPB

Well, it would depend on where you're starting from. I'm not going to tell a team who just got 10 PPB on their first ever tournament, "you can't feel good about yourself until you get to 23". At the same time, if your goal is to win a national championship this year, 23 isn't going to cut it. So I g...
by Ndg
Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 46850

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

It looks like IMSA had a really good day though, almost came from relative obscurity to play in the finals. I'm not sure we can say that IMSA came from "relative obscurity". IMSA had a top 20 finish in each of the last 4 HSNCTs at that point, a streak only topped by LASA. This sounds more like a ca...
by Ndg
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pennsylvania Dates, 2015-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 6215

Re: Pennsylvania Dates, 2015-2016

Could someone sticky this thread, and un-sticky the 2014-15 thread?
by Ndg
Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Already Scheduled NHBB Dates for 2015-16
Replies: 2
Views: 2286

Re: Already Scheduled NHBB Dates for 2015-16

Could someone fix the order in which tournaments are listed on the website? Right now, they're sorted strictly by month, rather than by the actual date, so that events in January are listed first.

Also, the icon for the Western Pennsylvania bowl is in Long Island for some reason.
by Ndg
Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)
Replies: 117
Views: 48351

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Any advice on parking, for those of us who've never been here before?
by Ndg
Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History 2015
Replies: 139
Views: 60218

Re: CO History 2015

If you still need staff, I can help (assuming this isn't supposed to go super late into the evening?).
by Ndg
Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WUSTL mirror of 2015 NASAT - July 11, 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 5427

Re: WUSTL mirror of 2015 NASAT - July 11, 2015

This was tons of fun and well worth the long drive. Thanks to Richard and company for hosting, and to Charles, Seth and Itamar for being great teammates!
by Ndg
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Acknowledging Marginalized-Group Membership in QB Questions
Replies: 54
Views: 11937

Re: Acknowledging Marginalized-Group Membership in QB Questi

If writers are going to try to emphasize this, they need to make sure not to let it get in the way of writing good, playable questions. A clue like "This philosopher, whose own sexuality helped enable his fascination with conformity and society" is quite vague. I guess it's okay for bonus filler if ...
by Ndg
Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 47389

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

I'd like to play this, so PM me if you're looking for teammates.
by Ndg
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 49564

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

I'll staff this.
by Ndg
Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship
Replies: 46
Views: 18259

Re: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship

On Victor’s post Much of your criticism here is largely because it is simply outside the mold of the way that quiz bowl events often run. Yes, we don’t use SQBS (primarily because it’s often difficult to explain to novice directors compared to sending them an excel template and a completed version ...
by Ndg
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Discussion of pronunciation guides
Replies: 30
Views: 12404

Re: Discussion of pronunciation guides

[*] not distracting to read. Bold and color are used to grab attention, but pronunciation guides should not grab attention. [*]not disrupting to the typographic color. The reason bold and color are rarely used for basic emphasis is so the page doesn’t end up looking like raisin bread. If I have to ...
by Ndg
Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WUSTL mirror of 2015 NASAT - July 11, 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 5427

Re: WUSTL mirror of 2015 NASAT - July 11, 2015

I want to play this. PM me if you want another player on your team.
by Ndg
Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NASAT: June 13-14 @ Ohio State
Replies: 37
Views: 33154

Re: 2015 NASAT: June 13-14 @ Ohio State

Is Pennsylvania no longer planning to go?
by Ndg
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wisconsin 2014-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3398

Re: Wisconsin 2014-2015

Not sure if anyone will read this, but I will be in Wisconsin next year and would be happy to help out with anything going on there.
by Ndg
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)
Replies: 47
Views: 21370

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

I will be living in Wisconsin next year and will be happy to help out with any tournaments there and in northern Illinois.
by Ndg
Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT)
Replies: 65
Views: 35269

Re: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT

I will agree with Shan's comments. This set certainly wasn't perfect, but it was still a lot of fun. One thing I have to mention, though, as a PSA for anyone writing biology questions in the future: the sentence "PBS is a common wash buffer for this technique" is about as unhelpful as a clue can get...
by Ndg
Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 26212

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion

What I was saying is that a lot of people (from experience with actually talking to people) don't like when answerlines are repeated (even if there are different clues used) and often rule out an answer in their head while a tossup is being read simply because it's been tossed up earlier. The way t...
by Ndg
Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 26212

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion

What was the rationale behind the two chemistry tossups on sulfur in consecutive rounds? One of these was Chemistry and the other Earth Science. We felt like they were different enough in content to merit having them both. We should have spaced them farther apart in the set, though. In a similar ve...
by Ndg
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 173
Views: 112103

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

http://existentialcomics.com/ (don't be misled by the URL, it's about all philosophy) I recently found this webcomic--I guess it's not particularly odd in that obviously it's trying to teach you philosophy, but it's too cool not to share and not academic enough to share in the "Quizbowl books" thre...
by Ndg
Sun May 31, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!
Replies: 70
Views: 40246

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

Will the playoff bracket be posted online?
by Ndg
Fri May 29, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)
Replies: 28
Views: 9251

Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Did this thing actually happen?
by Ndg
Wed May 27, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)
Replies: 117
Views: 48351

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

I don't know what the staffing situation looks like right now, but I will be in the area this summer and would be willing to help, should more staff be needed.
by Ndg
Mon May 18, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 42961

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

If this tournament is still in need of staff, I'm willing to read.
by Ndg
Sun May 17, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)
Replies: 28
Views: 9251

Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

I definitely want to play.
by Ndg
Mon May 04, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 44414

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

There was a "schedule by room" page on the website for readers to use to make sure the right players were in their rooms. At least, I used it. Oddly enough, I remember being told several times at the staff meeting not to bother checking, for reasons that weren't clear to me.
by Ndg
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 44414

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

Mr. Madden, would you mind posting the other scores from the round robin playoff rounds? The webpage still isn't filled out yet, and I'm curious what the scores were in the games. Thank you. On a similar note, none of the bee/olympiad playoff results are posted, either. Or really any acknowledgemen...
by Ndg
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 44414

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

Interestingly, I learned this year that there are more rooms at the Crystal Gateway Marriott that can work as game rooms than I ever thought (assuming the hotel staff sets them up as we had told them to...). ... which we've learned isn't the safest assumption. It seems like the hotel staff was alre...
by Ndg
Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 44414

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

I. My only major issue (and this really applies to NHBB rules in general) is the idea of moderator discretion being non-protestable. I understand that NHBB doesn't want to deal with hundreds of protests, but there are situations in which the decisions of a moderator can seem arbitrary and can have ...
by Ndg
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Lowest Point
Replies: 64
Views: 35990

Re: Your Lowest Point

I would be quite envious of anyone whose "lowest point" is truly a single hilarious neg.
by Ndg
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thoughts on NHBB & IHBB Question Writing
Replies: 22
Views: 9121

Re: Thoughts on NHBB & IHBB Question Writing

I don't mean to speak for Cody, but, ad hominems aside, I think the idea is that this is an issue between Matt and NHBB, not Matt and the quiz bowl community as a whole, and if you want the money or questions that Matt owes, then go ahead and use the appropriate legal resources to obtain them, rathe...
by Ndg
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY at Kenyon, 4/11 — packet-optional!
Replies: 10
Views: 4889

Re: STIMPY at Kenyon, 4/11 — packet-optional!

CMU will be coming with one team.
by Ndg
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at University of Washington - 4/4/15
Replies: 10
Views: 4851

Re: MUT at University of Washington - 4/4/15

Is there any chance yet that this will switch to online?
by Ndg
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY at Kenyon, 4/11 — packet-optional!
Replies: 10
Views: 4889

Re: STIMPY at Kenyon, 4/11 — packet-optional!

I personally can't come, but I'll do my best to get some other CMU and Pitt folks to come to this.
by Ndg
Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Battle of the Burgh XVIII (03/21/15)
Replies: 2
Views: 2213

Re: Battle of the Burgh XVIII (03/21/15)

Fisher Catholic went undefeated to win Battle of the Burgh XVIII. The pseudonymous team "ABG" (Rohin D. and John X.) took second. Rounding out the top bracket were Olentangy LIberty, Indiana, Hampton, and Boardman (not in that order).
by Ndg
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pennsylvania date claims, 2014-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 10167

Re: Pennsylvania date claims, 2014-2015

Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School. (Link)
by Ndg
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Emergency Situation - All Writers Needed (RESOLVED)
Replies: 28
Views: 11998

Re: Emergency Situation - All Writers Needed

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote: 3 bee packets
Is this a typo, or are we just not getting a bee finals packet?
by Ndg
Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Emergency Situation - All Writers Needed (RESOLVED)
Replies: 28
Views: 11998

Re: Emergency Situation - All Writers Needed

Great Bustard wrote: We need to compile an A Set of questions, basically from scratch, in the next 36 hours.
Just for the purposes of understanding what's going on (and not for chewing anyone out right now), does this mean there are basically zero questions written?
by Ndg
Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) 2015 Announcement
Replies: 32
Views: 18832

Re: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) 2015 Announceme

Is there any news on the Rochester site?
by Ndg
Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New NHBB High School Website/Nationals Registration is Open!
Replies: 8
Views: 2538

Re: New NHBB High School Website/Nationals Registration is O

Some bee results tables are cut off (example). I'm not sure how widespread this problem is.
by Ndg
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28
Replies: 10
Views: 3546

Re: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28

Congratulations to Manheim Township, who went undefeated to win this. State College A, Manheim Township B, and State College B all tied for second. Rounding out the top bracket were Winchester Thurston, Manheim Township C, Indiana, and Manheim Township D. The top four teams qualified for HSNCT and N...
by Ndg
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28
Replies: 10
Views: 3546

Re: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28

Camp Hill has added a second team, so we're back up to 23.
by Ndg
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28
Replies: 10
Views: 3546

Re: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28

Two teams have just dropped from the field. I will waive the registration fee for any teams that can step in to replace them.
by Ndg
Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28
Replies: 10
Views: 3546

Re: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28

With one team dropping, I've added Allderdice B to the field. I will continue to accept registrations for the wait list, which is now empty, in case more teams drop.
by Ndg
Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta
Replies: 73
Views: 32944

Re: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta

From ACF Nationals 2009-2014, the only change I noticed (other than Viginia in 2012, which Cody mentioned) from carrying over all prelim games was in 2009: Instead of Brown, Chicago, and Stanford finishing in a tie for first, Brown and Stanford, each having lost to Chicago B, would finish a game and...
by Ndg
Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28
Replies: 10
Views: 3546

Re: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28

Added Shady Side and Norwin from the wait list.
by Ndg
Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2014-15
Replies: 211
Views: 98384

Re: HSQBRank 2014-15

You're missing team no. 180.
by Ndg
Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at Youngstown State, 7 Feb 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 4346

Re: NAQT SCT at Youngstown State, 7 Feb 2015

Thanks to Greg Bossick and everyone else at Youngstown State for running a very fun (if slightly long) tournament! In case anyone was wondering... results from the DI double round robin were (I think): MIchigan 12-0, MSU 8-4, Kenyon 8-4, CMU 7-5, Michigan B 4-8, Wright State 3-9, and OSU 0-12. MSU d...