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by A Very Long Math Tossup
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Practices for Running a Discord Tournament
Replies: 6
Views: 2847

Re: Best Practices for Running a Discord Tournament

Regarding PTT, moderators should also hold down the push to talk button a little bit after they stop talking. If you release the button right away, sometimes the end of the sentence is cut off. I've had this problem a couple of times. Teams should use push-to-talk, but for moderators, I think it's ...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 1109

Re: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion

I wonder if there are some potential reforms such as: 1. More strongly encouraging good packet submissions, with perhaps the definition of "good" being slightly relaxed for ACF Fall, by the use of discounts. Having edited packet submission tournaments, you get a sense of what packets are of good qu...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ CO
Replies: 5
Views: 1097

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ CO

This was an immensely fun set, and I'd like to thank the writers for coming up with such creative questions.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Neuroscience Side Event Interest Gague
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: Neuroscience Side Event Interest Gague

Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:35 pm
I'd love to score -7.5 ppg at this
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: 2019 David Riley Players and Coaches Conference - LOCATION CHANGE
Replies: 9
Views: 3395

Re: 2019 David Riley Players and Coaches Conference - LOCATION CHANGE

Hour 1 transcript: Aaron Rosenberg: Alright everyone, welcome on behalf of PACE to the 2019 David Riley Coaches Conference, er, Players and Coaches Conference. My name's Aaron, and on behalf of PACE, thank you all for coming. We do this every year for the improvement of quizbowl and the community, ...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: So You Want to Buy a Buzzer System
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

Re: So You Want to Buy a Buzzer System

Where is "The Judge" buzzer system in this? I feel like it's the best choice for a school hoping to make a solid, long-term investment in a buzzer system. The Judge is a great buzzer system, but everyone I know who's tried to order one in the past couple years has had a hard time getting through to...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: NSC 2019 All-Star Game
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Re: NSC 2019 All-Star Game

Maths Wizard (Tau is King!) wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:43 pm
Question: if someone attended the all-star game but wanted to "come to" the discord to listen, say, just to see how other people do on the pack and because it was a good time, would that be allowed?
As a mod of the QB discord: stuff like this is totally fine!
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 18340

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

Strongly agree with Rahul and Will here. A $0 deadline would be extremely helpful.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Restarting the Mississippi State Quiz Bowl Team
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

Re: Restarting the Mississippi State Quiz Bowl Team

First of all, it's always great to see new teams popping up, especially in sparse circuits like the southeast. To answer your questions: 1. About what number of teams should be our limit? Even though we could field many, is two or three the regular number? As many teams as you can afford, assuming a...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Colorado open summer practices
Replies: 1
Views: 793

Re: Colorado open summer practices

Practice will be in Duane G2B60. Note the new location! This is in the far east wing of Duane (the one closest to the geology and math buildings), one level below street level. Make sure to enter from the east end of the building, as other doors may be locked in the evenings.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Colorado open summer practices
Replies: 1
Views: 793

Colorado open summer practices

For anyone in the Colorado front range this summer, the University of Colorado Boulder will be hosting open practices from 6 to 8 PM on Monday nights. Practices will start on June 3rd and end on August 19th, and anyone is welcome to attend. I'll finalize the room reservations on Monday morning and u...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sat May 18, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Colorado end-of-year tournament (5/18)
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Re: Colorado end-of-year tournament (5/18)

Congrats to Boulder B for winning the tournament, and to Henry Cafaro from Fort Collins for being the top scorer! All teams played exceedingly well, and this was a very fun tournament to watch.

Stats are here.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue May 14, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Colorado end-of-year tournament (5/18)
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Colorado end-of-year tournament (5/18)

The University of Colorado Boulder will be hosting a mirror of WHAQ III on May 18, 2019. Location and schedule: The tournament will be held on May 18 the Engineering Center (subject to change). The tournament will begin at 9:45 AM MST, and teams should arrive by 9:15 Additional information will be e...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon May 13, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: NAQT IS/HS Level Math
Replies: 5
Views: 1447

Re: NAQT IS/HS Level Math

Computational math or actual math?
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Fri May 10, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]
Replies: 29
Views: 8846

Re: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]

Due to school, research, and other writing commitments, this set will be postponed indefinitely (though it will eventually be finished).

Sorry, everyone.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 8974

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

...collect a bunch of previous tossups and make relevant and normal edits to them to prevent them from cheating and whatnot... All this does is prevent a cheater from directly looking up the packet, which not an insurmountable barrier. If someone's going to cheat in an online tournament, they can s...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 8974

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

Look, if you had just said "let's play some old NHBB questions on Discord," this would not be a problem in the slightest, and you would have saved a lot of effort on your part. Trying to turn it into an actual tournament with some house-written stuff and some modified versions of old packets just ma...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: California Summer Open(s)?
Replies: 15
Views: 3899

Re: California Summer Open(s)?

If this happens in the bay area during July, there's a significant chance I'll show up.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Authentication on this Website
Replies: 10
Views: 2061

Re: Authentication on this Website

I agree with Arnav's post, but Let's Encrypt is probably sufficient. I doubt there's any need to use a paid CA.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Roommate for ICT 2019 [Female]
Replies: 4
Views: 2786

Re: Roommate for ICT 2019 [Female]

Due to some last-minute changes/a budget surplus/other factors, it turns out that we will also be bringing one woman to ICT. I know this is on very short notice, but if anyone wants to trade roommates, please PM or email me.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Feeling Trapped in Hudson Valley(NY)
Replies: 8
Views: 2639

Re: Feeling Trapped in Hudson Valley(NY)

If any of you have any advice/an insider's guide for a long-time player, but first time hoster, feel free to DM, email or reply to this post. It would be greatly appreciated. I'll try to make my intentions known to my advisor and the schools in the area as soon as I get a better grasp on how I'm go...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Colorado State Championship (3/9)
Replies: 3
Views: 1223

Re: Colorado State Championship (3/9)

Field update:

Boulder A
Boulder B
CEC Aurora A
CEC Aurora B
Grand Junction A
Grand Junction B
Grand Junction C
Rock Canyon A
Rock Canyon B
Regis Jesuit
Weld Central A
Weld Central B
Weld Central C
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]
Replies: 15
Views: 5099

Re: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]

Echoing Joe's sentiment---this was a very fun tournament on a very strong set.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Colorado State Championship (3/9)
Replies: 3
Views: 1223

Re: Colorado State Championship (3/9)

I'd also like to apologize for the overlap with Science Olympiad. This was unfortunately unavoidable, since we already have to schedule against Science Bowl, Knowledge Bowl, History Bowl, and other events. We'll be hosting more tournaments later this semester, which will be scheduled some time in th...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Colorado State Championship (3/9)
Replies: 3
Views: 1223

Re: Colorado State Championship (3/9)

This won't be strictly enforced, but we highly recommend that teams limit their rosters to no more than 6 players (and preferably no more than 4-5, if the 5th and 6th scorers would be able to play on their own). If the registration fee is a barrier to splitting an oversized team, email us.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Colorado State Championship (3/9)
Replies: 3
Views: 1223

Colorado State Championship (3/9)

It is my pleasure to announce the Colorado State Quiz Bowl Championship on March 9, 2019, hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder. At this tournament, teams will be able to qualify for both HSNCT and NSC. Location and schedule: The tournament will be held on Saturday, March 9 the Engineering Ce...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT at CU Boulder (2/9/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 1507

Re: NAQT SCT at CU Boulder (2/9/19)

Thanks for coming, everyone. Congrats to BYU B, who defeated Colorado A in a one-game final.

Stats are here.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT at CU Boulder (2/9/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 1507

Re: NAQT SCT at CU Boulder (2/9/19)

The post originally listed the wrong registration link. This has been fixed.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT at CU Boulder (2/9/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 1507

NAQT SCT at CU Boulder (2/9/19)

I'm pleased to announce that for the fourth year in a row, CU Boulder will host the Rocky Mountain site of NAQT's Sectional Championship Tournament. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at matthew.s.mitchell@colorado.edu Location and schedule: The tournament will be held on Saturday, F...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Participating in Online Tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 1726

Re: Participating in Online Tournaments

In addition to full tournaments, people read old packets on the quizbowl Discord from time to time.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Growing Young Players
Replies: 5
Views: 2456

Re: Growing Young Players

We've found it useful to have a separate novice practice on easier questions, followed by a practice at regular difficulty for the whole team.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019 at Stanford, 1/26/2019
Replies: 5
Views: 2290

Re: ACF Regionals 2019 at Stanford, 1/28/2019

Saltasassi wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:09 pm
The California mirror of ACF Regionals will be held on January 26, 2019.
You should probably change the title from 1/28, then :)
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Festivus (23 Dec)
Replies: 6
Views: 3206

Re: Festivus (23 Dec)

Did anyone collect the Festivus packets for archival purposes? If not, I volunteer to do so; please email me your packets (hartam@gmail.com) so I can put them on the database. I'm currently collecting packets, but I've been traveling recently and haven't had time to follow up with everyone. I'll ha...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out
Replies: 15
Views: 3571

Re: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out

We already have a History specialist and he gets pissed whenever I steal points from him. It's great that you want to branch out more, but this really needs to be addressed. Unless you're wantonly negging him out of things he's likely to know, he should be happy that the team is getting tossups ear...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Is Festivus happening?
Replies: 11
Views: 4516

Re: Is Festivus happening?

Silverman wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:11 pm
So is this happening? I sadly don't have a packet but I'll definitely play; the packets announced so far all sound fun.
It is now.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Festivus (23 Dec)
Replies: 6
Views: 3206

Festivus (23 Dec)

OK, no one else has stepped up to do this, so I guess I will. If you've got packets, read them in the Discord tomorrow. We'll start around 10:30 AM, Mountain Standard Time.

Please sign up on this sheet. It would be nice to have more mods, but I'm fine doing it myself.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 31576

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

touchpack wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:18 am
Can you guys decide on a date soon? I work ~26 weekends a year and need to request time off well in advance.
As someone flying in, I heavily second this.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Is Festivus happening?
Replies: 11
Views: 4516

Re: Is Festivus happening?

I'll probably have a half packet of of weird mashups and other miscellaneous oddities.

EDIT: I'm also willing to step up to moderate.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago
Replies: 17
Views: 9218

Re: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago

One more thing: even if some sites still aren't decided, there seems to be literally no downside to announcing partial sites. Whatever slight decrease in professionalism would result frim slapping a TBA on a region, it would be massively weighed out by giving the rest of us time to plan travel and p...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago
Replies: 17
Views: 9218

Re: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago

Lauren's post is Good.

NAQT should also keep in mind that certain circuits require aggressive outreach to obtain a decent field, which is much easier to do when you have an official tournament announcement.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 31576

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

The bottom line is that without a strong showing of support for a Minnesota mirror -- whether underlain by a formal rule directing teams there or not -- it just won't happen. I encourage people who would be likely to play a UMN mirror to list their names or their teams on this spreadsheet . The mai...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 31576

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

So, correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems that the UMN site would require Illinois players for a decent field, but the OSU site wouldn't---the problem being that OSU is a slightly shorter drive from Chicago than UMN. What if the editors allow both sites, but require special approval for people trave...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 31576

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

I went to Michigan State as an undergraduate and road-tripped with Joe, Connor, and Ryan Dillon to Minneapolis for Minnesota Open -- that was just the sort of thing you had to do to play! There was an entire era when the main site of Minnesota Open was an event that people would travel long distanc...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 31576

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Cheynem wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:54 pm
Regardless of where this tournament is, I'd like to see some hard dates announced pretty soon.
Echoing this. Some of us would like to book flights as early as possible.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 8676

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

Generally, I greatly enjoyed this set, and I felt like most of the tossups did a good job of hitting their target difficulty. Our site had a lot of new players, and even those with zero quizbowl experience were able to convert things. That said, I had a few issues with it: I'm probably biased as a p...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 Sun God Invitational Announcement (Fall 2018) [Regular]
Replies: 14
Views: 10855

Re: 2018 Sun God Invitational Announcement (Fall 2018) [Regular]

I think we ended up hitting our target difficulty of "about halfway between 2017 EFT and this past year's Regionals" though the set obviously has a different field than an introductory tournament like EFT. I'm obviously biased but I think it should be a comfortable set for strong novices and experi...
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 8554

Re: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror Date Poll Inside

I feel like someone should remind people that Dec 23 is Festivus, if that's happening again this year.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall @ CU Boulder (Nov 3)
Replies: 4
Views: 2579

Re: ACF Fall @ CU Boulder (Nov 3)

Congrats to Colorado A for winning this tournament, and to Zach from KSU for being the top scorer. We'd like sincerely thank all the teams who showed up for contributing to a wonderful day of quizbowl.

Stats can be found here.
by A Very Long Math Tossup
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Help training a math player for quiz bowl
Replies: 6
Views: 3403

Re: Help training a math player for quiz bowl

I played Science Bowl in high school, and I got really fast at mental arithmetic by factoring the time in my head whenever I got bored. This definitely gave our team an edge. Next, let me fill you in on my suggestion. We are a new high school academic team in Kentucky, so our primary format for comp...