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by Illinois Admin
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Men of Quizbowl, We Should Talk.
Replies: 14
Views: 4041

Re: Men of Quizbowl, We Should Talk.

A quick note about what follows. These are not my ideas and I am not claiming credit for them. I am paraphrasing from a woman whose opinion on power dynamics and interpersonal relationships in professional settings I greatly admire (and who does not want to be publicly named here). I am also not cla...
by Illinois Admin
Fri May 22, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 5509

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

Carlos Be wrote: Thu May 21, 2020 7:18 pmThis tournament wants to collect video recordings of everyone while they play the set
I don't see where in the post it says that recordings are being made. However, if recordings are being made, I think it is incumbent on the hosts to make that explicitly clear for a variety of privacy reasons.
by Illinois Admin
Tue May 12, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6130

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror

Is this planned as tossups only or tossups + bonuses?
by Illinois Admin
Fri May 08, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 7
Views: 2378

Re: Postseason poll

Is there a particular reason ballots should not be posted here, or am I misreading the OP?

EDIT: I ask because I personally find ballots with explanations attached to them to be helpful and interesting discussion points
by Illinois Admin
Sun May 03, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES II (Summer 2021)
Replies: 9
Views: 2193

Re: MUSES II (Summer 2021)

Due to the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic, we are electing to postpone this set until summer of 2021. If things make a sudden turnaround we may have this set available for any Summer side events this summer.
by Illinois Admin
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: POLL - Cambridge Open Online (May 24th)
Replies: 20
Views: 2273

Re: POLL - Cambridge Open Online

Would the plan for this to be played tossup only or with bonuses or is that to be determined?
by Illinois Admin
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications
Replies: 16
Views: 4251

Re: ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications

Well it seems undeniable that this is an improvement, no? Before we had an ACF Fall that was too hard for true novices and too easy for good former high school players and less experienced but competitive players. Now we have an ACF Fall that is easy enough for true novices and an ACF Winter for goo...
by Illinois Admin
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications
Replies: 16
Views: 4251

Re: ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications

Previously, ACF only had one tournament to fill the "easier than Regs" difficulty window, which is a very large window. Fall had to serve the dual functions of trying to attract brand new players to the game and providing more seasoned ones with a regs-minus experience. By adding Winter, we are eff...
by Illinois Admin
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33257

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

On top of what everyone else has said, I think it is important to consider what Eric did between cheating and admitting he cheated. As has been pointed out, he denied it, defended himself, and threw Chris under the bus once statistical evidence came out that people described as "inconclusive" as to ...
by Illinois Admin
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33257

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

Sorry, by "as anomalous" I just meant "as anomalous using the metric my and Will's post used." I don't think what I posted is exonerating, but I do think John Lawrence's performance on SH is worth noting. This exact type of comparison was requested and I think it's good context to Chris's performan...
by Illinois Admin
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33257

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

Here's the previous analysis with some other frequent players of hard tournaments. It appears John Lawrence's performance at "stanford housewrite" is comparably anomalous to online TO. https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/696862016597393529/697024317728227398/unknown.png?width=1440&height=538 I...
by Illinois Admin
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13748

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

A few notes on the "weirdness" that people have referenced. I want to point out that this is a fairly ageist concept, as it seems to imply one of: It is "weird" for someone to pursue a competitive activity that they enjoy beyond the age of ~23. I don't think that should be the case and I cannot unde...
by Illinois Admin
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13748

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

If I may paraphrase an argument originally made by someone else, it's worth noting that these arguments by and large seem to come from people whose primary engagement with the quizbowl community is by being active on quizbowl Discord. Perhaps these people represent a great silent majority that has ...
by Illinois Admin
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13748

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

As long as we are using running analogies, for college club track and XC, grad students (who are in their athletic prime compared to undergrads) are fully allowed to play. Imagine being a CS major who is involved club XC who demands that grad students be excluded or have their eligibility reduced be...
by Illinois Admin
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13748

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

These three factors are indicative of another vision of college quizbowl. Many people wish that college quizbowl would be a scholastic league (analogous to hsqb or college basketball) that people play for four years and then leave. This rapid turnover could engender growth. On the other hand, this ...
by Illinois Admin
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13748

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

From a perception perspective, people generally feel better about getting thrashed by their "equals" than by people with a perceived advantage - whether real or not (and it could very well be real). Is this true? I have always felt better about losing to people with more experience than me, because...
by Illinois Admin
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13748

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

Speaking as someone who ran a club with zero dominant grad students for 3 years, we had a huge attrition due to the time it would have taken to adjust to sets like MUT and EFT that we were playing in practice. The vast majority of our attrition (if not all of it some years) came well before we start...
by Illinois Admin
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 53
Views: 12830

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

Came across what looks like an error of some sort. All of the headings for this entry are shifted 1 to the left starting with ppg. It looks like you didn't specify any divisions? If that's the case, then it looks like that cell was omitted altogether, rather than a blank space created to fill in. T...
by Illinois Admin
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 53
Views: 12830

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

Came across what looks like an error of some sort. All of the headings for this entry are shifted 1 to the left starting with ppg.
by Illinois Admin
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIT Discord Mirror (03/08/2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 2208

Re: LIT Discord Mirror (03/08/2020)

Congrats to Nerds (Aseem, Benji, Tejas, & Chris) for winning a one game final over Bentley et al. (Mike, Aayush, Kevin, Juliet)!

There are stats. Please let me know if there are any corrections.
by Illinois Admin
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 WORKSHOP at UT Austin (02/29/2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 1038

Re: 2020 WORKSHOP at UT Austin (02/29/2020)

Thank you to everyone who came out and played today! Texas A won in the first game of an advantaged final over Texas B. Texas C and Rice A rounded out the top bracket. The all-tournament team was: 1. William - Texas A 96.67 ppg 2. Ashwath - Texas C 80.83 ppg 3. Robert - Strake Jesuit 56.67 ppg 4. Ja...
by Illinois Admin
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: "Should have been prompted" replacement policy
Replies: 15
Views: 3079

Re: "Should have been prompted" replacement policy

One additional thing to consider is that tiebreaker tossups are usually on answerlines that are more convertable than the median tossup of a set for the simple reason that editors do not want multiple tiebreaker tossups to be used for a single tie. As a result, the rate of a team converting a tiebre...
by Illinois Admin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES II (Summer 2021)
Replies: 9
Views: 2193

Re: MUSES II (Summer 2020)

Just an update, we are setting the completion deadline as no later than July 18th. We are also no longer reserving the set for the Illinois Side Event Weekend (although it may still end up being mirrored there) and are opening it to be mirrored any side event weekend type events, Chicago Open, and/o...
by Illinois Admin
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES II (Summer 2021)
Replies: 9
Views: 2193

Re: MUSES II (Summer 2020)

We will be writing at least 10 packets in order to ensure that UIUC can run a full tournament with finals at the 2020 iteration of Side Event Weekend. Once we have more written and have a better idea of when we will be finishing I will update with how many packets we are going to have for sure.
by Illinois Admin
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES II (Summer 2021)
Replies: 9
Views: 2193

Re: MUSES II (Summer 2020)

2 Polyhymnia -1 Ancient Hymns/Prayers/Musical Rituals -1 Non-Ancient Hymns/Prayers/Musical Rituals Are there really enough hymns for a second set with this many hymns? We are expanding our hymns to include more prayers, sacred texts, and chants than we did the first time in order to maintain playab...
by Illinois Admin
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES II (Summer 2021)
Replies: 9
Views: 2193

MUSES II (Summer 2021)

Hello everyone, I am pleased to announce MUSES II, the sequel to last years MUSES . This set will have a similar distro to last year's version, with somewhat major tweaks to improve playability. The set will still consist of 10-12 packets of 20 tossups with paired 2 part bonuses. However, instead of...
by Illinois Admin
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll 2019-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 13970

Re: Preseason Poll 2019-2020

Can we also see the data for teams that got votes but were not in the top 25?
by Illinois Admin
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Online 8/18
Replies: 19
Views: 4343

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

Live stats available here
by Illinois Admin
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Online 8/18
Replies: 19
Views: 4343

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

The schedule and discord server link are now in the signup sheet. Teams have also been assigned with generic placeholder names.
by Illinois Admin
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Online 8/18
Replies: 19
Views: 4343

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

Sorry for not making this clear, 2 pm CST. If there is a desire to run this as tossup only we will accomidate it.
by Illinois Admin
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Online 8/18
Replies: 19
Views: 4343

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

Is it safe to assume that this event will start in the early to mid-afternoon on Sunday, to avoid conflicts with Age of Empires? Yes it is, we will start at 2 pm. Sorry for not posting this sooner, had to get a new laptop and updating this slipped my mind. Free agents should form teams now: by the ...
by Illinois Admin
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Online 8/18
Replies: 19
Views: 4343

Re: MUSES Online 8/17

It appears that the best date for people is August 18th, as such we will be moving the date to then. In the next day or so look for more specific logistics.
by Illinois Admin
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Online 8/18
Replies: 19
Views: 4343

Re: MUSES Online 8/17

Additionally, I was told that MUSES only ran 5 packets for the NYSO folks. Would those people like a discord mirror run to hear the rest of the packets? We've talked to a few people about this and the consensus seems to be a solid yes! We just need to work out the details on that, which have been a...
by Illinois Admin
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Online 8/18
Replies: 19
Views: 4343

Re: MUSES Online 8/17

Due to a combination of moving, CO stuff, and family emergencies, I simply have not had the time to reach out to the people who have signed up as I said I would. I apologize for this. In lieu of that, I have now created a poll for people to fill out to help guage when to run the miriror. If you are ...
by Illinois Admin
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 7979

Re: MUSES Announcement

We have a discussion forum up, which you can add via your user control panel.
by Illinois Admin
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 20623

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

MUSES is now finished!

The MUSES Tragedy was victorious in the second game of their disadvantaged final againt the Rob Carson, Tejas Raje, Matt Lafer, Billy Busse team with a final score 395-140.

Congrats everyone and good job The MUSES Tragedy!

Side event "weekend" is now officially over.
by Illinois Admin
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Online 8/18
Replies: 19
Views: 4343

Re: MUSES Online 8/17

This is the same day that was selected via poll for the RULFO online mirror. Seeing as there is probably a good amount of people who want to play both sets, I will ask MUSES to find a different date for their online mirror. That's my bad, after this weekend I will contact the people who already sig...
by Illinois Admin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 7979

Re: MUSES Announcement

Online mirror announcement is up
by Illinois Admin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Online 8/18
Replies: 19
Views: 4343

MUSES Online 8/18

This is the announcement of the online mirror of MUSES . This will take place on August 18th, 2019 and will be run by Iain Carpenter. We understand that we did not run a poll for this date and it may not be ideal, however, there are very few, if any, other dates that will work for us. If this date p...
by Illinois Admin
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 7979

Re: MUSES Announcement

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote: Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:12 pm Are there any plans to mirror this online? Would love to play at some point - thanks!
We are discussing this now and should have some more concrete info in the next week.
by Illinois Admin
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 20623

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

For MUSES, the final will take place tomorrow sometime, potentially during lunch or between SACRONYM and Unanswered Question. The team of Tejas, Rob, BIlly, and Matt will be playing a final with advantage over the team of Alex, John, Auroni, and Ryan. On a related note, here are the stats for Cambri...
by Illinois Admin
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 20623

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

We are gonna finalize schedules soon so if you have not signed up but plan to play please do so ASAP. If your team does not have a name, you should make one ASAP as well, or we reserve the right to create the ugliest possible portmanteau of your names and use that as your team name.
by Illinois Admin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 20623

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

There is also a lot at the Main Library that is close to DKH.
by Illinois Admin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 20623

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

Quick announcement: CamO's field cap has been reached but there are still a few spots empty on teams.
by Illinois Admin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Neuroscience Side Event Interest Gague
Replies: 11
Views: 5063

Re: Neuroscience Side Event Interest Gague

Neuroscience is the one science that doesn't scare me (aside from animal science) so I'd play this.
by Illinois Admin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 20623

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

Matthew Lehmann, Alex Damisch, and Bryan Lu will be cutting the most British items from the set. To maintain consistency, we are planning on removing a set number of tossups and bonuses each round. The exact number will be at Matthew's discretion once he has the set in front of him, based on how man...
by Illinois Admin
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 20623

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 roun...
by Illinois Admin
Mon May 13, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 20623

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

Will The Unanswered Question be ready by this point? Due to some event cancellations and the fact that some of these things might be mirrored earlier, I'm not sure if we need more events--I thought about doing a gimmicky revival of the guerrilla film tournament if we needed some a late Sunday event...
by Illinois Admin
Mon May 13, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Summer Wrangling
Replies: 14
Views: 8901

Re: Side Event Summer Wrangling

MUSES will also be ready by July 20th. MUSES is intended to be able to be run a main event as it is 20 tossups with linked 2 part bonuses with 12 packets.