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by halle
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 EFT @ MSU (10/12/19)
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Re: 2019 EFT @ MSU (10/12/19)

This tournament was really fun and well run, and I'm really glad I went! All of the readers were competent, and the tournament ran efficiently and without any confusion. The one exception the tournament's running smoothly was, in fact, not at all the fault of the MSU club, but was due to Wayne State...
by halle
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: The Unanswered Question Discord Mirror (9/29/19)
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: The Unanswered Question Discord Mirror (9/29/19)

Free agents have now been assigned teams! As you may notice, two of the teams for this mirror now have three players. This creates a six-team field, allowing for a schedule with more guaranteed games for each team. If anyone has a problem with this, please let me know. Furthermore, signups for this ...
by halle
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: The Unanswered Question Discord Mirror (9/29/19)
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: The Unanswered Question Discord Mirror (9/29/19)

This mirror will cost $11 (USD) per person to play. Payment is possible via Venmo (@HalleFriedman) or PayPal (halleg8 AT aol DOT com). If neither of these options work for you, contact me and we can figure out another option. The tournament will begin at 9:30 AM Central time ; a link to join the di...
by halle
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: The Unanswered Question Discord Mirror (9/29/19)
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: The Unanswered Question Discord Mirror (9/29/19)

This is coming up soon, so if you're hoping to play, please sign up, and if you've listed yourself as a free agent, please try to form teams! Free agents that haven't formed teams will be assigned teams this Friday, so if there's someone you're hoping to play with, please get that settled by then. T...
by halle
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (UPDATED POLL, PLEASE RE-VOTE) Unanswered Question Online Mirror Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: (UPDATED POLL, PLEASE RE-VOTE) Unanswered Question Online Mirror Poll

Based on the results of this poll, we have chosen the date of Sunday, September 29th for the Discord mirror. Please see the announcement post in order to sign up, and for more information: https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=23236
by halle
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: The Unanswered Question Discord Mirror (9/29/19)
Replies: 3
Views: 761

The Unanswered Question Discord Mirror (9/29/19)

Hi! We will be running a Discord mirror of The Unanswered Question, an open-level fine arts set dedicated to material from the 20th and 21st centuries, on Sunday, September 29th, 2019 . Information about the set can be found here: https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22403 . If you are ...
by halle
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (UPDATED POLL, PLEASE RE-VOTE) Unanswered Question Online Mirror Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: (UPDATED POLL, PLEASE RE-VOTE) Unanswered Question Online Mirror Poll

I'd like to get the date finalized and an announcement post up by tonight, so if you plan on playing and haven't voted, please do so now! There's no official time that the poll is closing, but the date will probably be decided at some time around 11pm Central.
by halle
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (UPDATED POLL, PLEASE RE-VOTE) Unanswered Question Online Mirror Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: (UPDATED POLL, PLEASE RE-VOTE) Unanswered Question Online Mirror Poll

It looks like there won't be a Canada mirror of this after all, so if you were hoping to play there, please try to play online!
by halle
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (SEE NEW POLL) The Unanswered Question Online Mirror Date Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Re: (SEE NEW POLL) The Unanswered Question Online Mirror Date Poll

Because the date chosen by this poll conflicts with the online mirror of OCTAVIAN, we have decided to re-run the date poll taking this into account. The new poll is multi-option, so please vote for ALL dates that you would be available to play, even if this means voting for every option. If it turns...
by halle
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (UPDATED POLL, PLEASE RE-VOTE) Unanswered Question Online Mirror Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 698

(UPDATED POLL, PLEASE RE-VOTE) Unanswered Question Online Mirror Poll

We will be hosting an online mirror of The Unanswered Question at some point in the coming weeks. Because the date chosen by the previous date poll (https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=23112) conflicts with the online mirror of OCTAVIAN, we have decided to re-run the date poll taking t...
by halle
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (SEE NEW POLL) The Unanswered Question Online Mirror Date Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Re: The Unanswered Question Online Mirror Date Poll

Please note that there’s a chance that there will be more offline mirrors of the set; Canada and UK sites are possible but not definite at the moment. If you think you’re much more likely to play at one of those sites, please don’t vote in the poll. Further, if you’re interested in running a mirror ...
by halle
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 11984

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

There are many people playing Unanswered Question who are currently listed as free agents. If you would like to play, please find a team to join as a third player.
by halle
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 21
Views: 6133

Re: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament

12 Auditory Arts 4.5 Classical 2 Jazz 1 Opera 1 Dance/Ballet 1 Musical Theatre 1 Culturally Important “Popular” Music 1.5 Other The announcement post has been updated to reflect the finalized Auditory distribution. The set is on track to be finished by this weekend, and we're looking forward to see...
by halle
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 11984

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

I should have a formal update out soon. For now, informally, the expected order is: Saturday 7/20 Cambridge Open (morning) MUSES (afternoon + evening) Sunday 7/21 Super Acronym (morning) The Unanswered Question (afternoon) Other events (META, Imaginary Landscape, Soundbyte 64) Looking at this sched...
by halle
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 11984

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Mike E. asked me to post this here for community feedback. The schedule we currently have on the drawing board is as follows: Friday : META + potentially other smaller events (looking for input on what events to play and in what order based on arrival times and preferences) Saturday : CamO in 8 rou...
by halle
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 21
Views: 6133

Re: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament

Can you provide a little more info on the criteria for "20th century fine arts"? For example, could a composer like Mahler be included in the set? If so, would the questions be based on clues from his work after 1900, or could they span his entire career? Artists with careers spanning the late 19th...
by halle
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 11984

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Cheynem wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 10:21 pm
Will The Unanswered Question be ready by this point?
We're planning on having The Unanswered Question done in time for this. Apologies for the slow response (unless I missed someone else answering upthread)!
by halle
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Summer Wrangling
Replies: 14
Views: 5504

Re: Side Event Summer Wrangling

The most recent iteration of Eyes That Do Not See has been available for mirrors for a few months now, but I don't think it's been mirrored all that many times. Does anyone know if there are any upcoming mirrors? I'd personally really like to play it, and I know I'm not alone in this, so if there ar...
by halle
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)
Replies: 13
Views: 4738

Re: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)

It appears that Chicago will not be sending a team to this mirror after all (although I do not speak for the club and this should not necessarily be taken as an official announcement that Chicago won't be there; presumably someone will reach out and cancel the team's registration sometime soon). On ...
by halle
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: When do questions "belong" to a set?
Replies: 25
Views: 8541

Re: When do questions "belong" to a set?

Leaving aside the specifics of this instance, I’d like to address the original question of this thread. It seems worthwhile to reiterate the norms surrounding participation in the production of a set, since these norms are, for the most part, unspoken. In my opinion (which matches up pretty closely ...
by halle
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: University of Chicago Summer Practices
Replies: 3
Views: 2076

Re: University of Chicago Summer Practices

There will likely be practice tonight, though due to the Reg's hours it once again will not be held there. Instead, it will be at my house. Please send me a Facebook message, email, or forums PM if you'd like to attend and I'll let you know the address. Practice will run approximately 7:00-10:00, al...
by halle
Wed May 30, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 62447

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Lots of people seem to be assuming that the first hypothesis is correct. It could be the second. I don't personally know which hypothesis is true, but I'd wait at least a few days before simply assuming the first hypothesis is correct. We have waited a few days. If NAQT has a timeframe for how they...
by halle
Wed May 30, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 62447

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

I had considered not posting in this thread because what I have to say seems obvious: Matt Bruce should lose his NAQT membership and should never be allowed near a tournament again. For my own sanity I have avoided exploring his blog particularly deeply, but just from the excerpts shared here and in...
by halle
Tue May 15, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 15241

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

I feel as though my words are being misconstrued, so I just want to jump in here again to clarify a bit. I would never advocate "resigning" the whole issue to a whisper network. I made it clear (or at least I tried to make it clear) that these sorts of individual communications to pass on informatio...
by halle
Tue May 15, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 15241

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

I don't claim to have all the answers, but I have some thoughts on some concrete things we can do to make the community better about not tolerating abusive men (or women, I suppose). My thoughts are mostly regarding the problem Olivia highlighted--the fact that many of us have heard things about mem...
by halle
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On talking about high schoolers
Replies: 14
Views: 8176

Re: On talking about high schoolers

Shortly after the 2017 HSNCT, we became aware that some of the comments on the Periscope video of the finals were completely unacceptable. (This is why we have deleted the Periscope video This seems like an odd and potentially harmful line of reasoning to me. An organization's first response to wro...
by halle
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 12313

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

I thought the lit in this set was hard, but don't agree that it was, like, impossible, at least for the most part. One tossup I'd like to see the text of is the 9/11 in lit one. I buzzed in power (iirc) from thinking I recognized some clues and then realizing that the name in the character-mishearin...
by halle
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New Collegiate Writers
Replies: 9
Views: 3954

Re: New Collegiate Writers

It seems as though a full-scale PADAWAN-style tournament is problematic in several ways, and will not be taking place in the near future, but that doesn't necessarily mean that there aren't people willing to fill padawan/mentor roles on a more individual basis. This could be facilitated by creating ...
by halle
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: UChicago Summer 2017 Practices
Replies: 7
Views: 4117

Re: UChicago Summer 2017 Practices

Practice will be occurring from 7-10 on Monday 8/14 in Room 503 of the Regenstein Library. If you're not a student, just message me on Facebook where I'm most likely to see it and you can be let in. Since Alston won't be at practice, it's probably best if you message me (Halle Friedman) directly, a...
by halle
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Case for Short Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 10864

Re: The Case for Short Questions

I'm probably one of the newest people to quizbowl that's even reading this thread, having started playing less than a year ago, and my experience has been pretty different from Conor's/the perceived average new player's. That is to say that I like long questions. While I can understand the attitude ...
by halle
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: It's Lit
Replies: 48
Views: 23489

Re: It's Lit

if there's anyone looking for a partner and doesn't care about winning and/or is confident they can pretty much carry a team, hmu. i've read relatively widely but not particularly closely to the canon, so i'll probably take awhile to pick up on some easy stuff but might get some dank early buzzes wh...