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by caroline
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)
Replies: 19
Views: 8470

Re: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)

The 2020 ACF Winter editors have offered to give feedback on packet submissions this year, so a form for requesting feedback has been emailed out to everyone who sent in a submission to Winter (using the email the team registered for Winter under). We hope teams will find this useful to them! If you...
by caroline
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Input on a 2021 ACF Regionals super-site
Replies: 1
Views: 761

Input on a 2021 ACF Regionals super-site

ACF would like to inquire about teams’ opinions about hosting a 2021 Regionals “super-site” of top teams from around the country. Such a tournament would allow these teams to have an intense competitive experience while also giving other teams a chance to be regionally competitive. (As a reminder, 2...
by caroline
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Tournament Dates 2020-2021
Replies: 5
Views: 3767

Re: ACF Tournament Dates 2020-2021

Due to the challenges of the current COVID-19 pandemic, ACF has chosen to postpone Nationals to summer 2021. We still plan to hold this event on a safer date, and will announce further details at the earliest possible opportunity. As a reminder, 2021 Regionals will not be a qualifier for Nationals, ...
by caroline
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 ACF Regionals: Global Announcement (January 30)
Replies: 4
Views: 2145

Re: 2021 ACF Regionals: Global Announcement (January 30)

We just wanted to note that we're still discussing our plans for 2021 Nationals qualification, since Regionals is not a qualifier this year. We'll update you all once we have a better sense of our plans.
by caroline
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - General Discussion and Thanks
Replies: 36
Views: 2800

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - General Discussion and Thanks

the bonuses themed around rap music in literature (rap/The Hate U Give/Citizen) This was my favorite question in the set by a mile (made me glad I agreed to playing the packet even after 9 very long and tiring games, tbh) and I really like how it asked about YA novel The Hate U Give in a way that e...
by caroline
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes
Replies: 14
Views: 2140

Re: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes

ACF has made the following rules changes: Changed E.5 to specify a prompt at six seconds and teams have two seconds to respond. Added E.4.B: In addition to the above rule about teams directing answers, during online tournaments moderators shall consider directed the first answer given by a team afte...
by caroline
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)
Replies: 19
Views: 8470

Re: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)

We're still in need of more staffers, so please sign up to staff Winter on this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... A/viewform Hope y'all are having a good weekend!
by caroline
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)
Replies: 19
Views: 8470

Re: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)

A reminder to everyone to please register to play Winter on November 7th!! We're excited to see y'all online. :)
by caroline
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Online Moderator Training
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: ACF Online Moderator Training

Hi all,

If you are planning to staff Winter on November 7th, please make sure to do the training linked above! This training is also emailed out to everyone who signed up through the Winter staffer registration form.
by caroline
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Online Moderator Training
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: ACF Online Moderator Training

ACF and PACE have chosen to make the interactive training module publicly available. You can find it here: http://minkowski.space/quizbowl/training/online-moderator/ The original post has also been updated to include the link, and it will be continued to be emailed out to staffers who sign up throug...
by caroline
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes
Replies: 14
Views: 2140

Re: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes

The post has been updated to change timing decisions from seven seconds to eight seconds in section D.6.A.
by caroline
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Online Moderator Training
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: ACF Online Moderator Training

The training module has been emailed out to all staffers who signed up through the staffer registration form . If you did not receive the module, then please check your spam filter; if it isn't there, let me know. If you are staffing but have not signed up through the registration form, please do so...
by caroline
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Online Moderator Training
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

ACF Online Moderator Training

Hello, ACF, with assistance from PACE, has developed a training module for moderators at online quizbowl tournaments. Moderators for ACF’s online tournaments will be required to complete the training module, but it may also be helpful for online tournaments at any level. Information about the module...
by caroline
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes
Replies: 14
Views: 2140

ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes

Hello all, ACF would like to announce some changes that have been made to their gameplay rules in order to adapt to online tournaments. These modifications are listed below. The gameplay rules have been updated on the ACF website . The specific rule modifications are also collected in Appendix 1: On...
by caroline
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications
Replies: 19
Views: 5400

Re: ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications

We'll be able to give you our decision within a few weeks, but Ben's answer should give you an idea of what we're trying to achieve: we would like to institute an eligibility regime that allows novice teams to enjoy Fall without having to play former high school stars or college players with a grea...
by caroline
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2021 ACF Regionals Head Editor
Replies: 1
Views: 1480

Re: 2021 ACF Regionals Head Editor

Hi all, ACF is pleased to announce that Jaimie Carlson will be the 2021 ACF Regionals Head Editor! We're so excited to work with Jaimie and look forward to the set she and her talented subject editing team will produce. Thank you so much to everyone who expressed interest in head editing—we really a...
by caroline
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Tournament Dates 2020-2021
Replies: 5
Views: 3767

Re: ACF Tournament Dates 2020-2021

ACF is planning to have Fall and Winter announcements out next week, including submission schedules. Thank you for your patience!
by caroline
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2021 ACF Regionals Head Editor
Replies: 1
Views: 1480

2021 ACF Regionals Head Editor

Hello, Jacob Reed has stepped down from his position as the head editor of 2021 ACF Regionals. We're currently looking for a new head editor; a list of the current subject editing team can be found here . If you're interested in head editing Regionals, please email our Editor-in-Chief at [email protected]...
by caroline
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications
Replies: 19
Views: 5400

Re: 2020 ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications

Congratulations to the following editors of this year's Fall and Winter tournaments: Ben Miller will be head editing ACF Fall 2020 with a team of Alex Hardwick, Arjun Nageswaran, Catherine Qian, Drew Benner, Justin Duffy, and Karthik Prasad , with assistance from Matthew Lehmann. William Golden will...
by caroline
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2021 ACF Regionals Editor Application
Replies: 5
Views: 2182

Re: 2021 ACF Regionals Editor Application

We're very excited to announce the editing team for this year's ACF Regionals! Jacob Reed will be head editing Regionals, with a subject editing team of Annabelle Yang, Hari Parameswaran, Hasna Karim, Jonathan Tran, Michael Kearney, Natan Holtzman, Stephen Eltinge, and Tim Morrison . We enjoyed read...
by caroline
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2021 ACF Regionals Editor Application
Replies: 5
Views: 2182

Re: 2021 ACF Regionals Editor Application

A reminder to please send in your applications, which are due this Sunday!
by caroline
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications
Replies: 19
Views: 5400

Re: 2020 ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications

A reminder to get in your applications — they're due this Sunday!
by caroline
Sat May 23, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2021 ACF Regionals Editor Application
Replies: 5
Views: 2182

Re: 2021 ACF Regionals Editor Application

We've extended the deadline for Regionals editor applications to June 7th. We'd like to select from the best possible pool of candidates, so please apply!
by caroline
Sat May 23, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications
Replies: 19
Views: 5400

Re: 2020 ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications

The application deadline for ACF Fall and Winter has been extended to June 7th. We'd like to have a diverse, enthusiastic editing team, so if you're interested, please apply!
by caroline
Wed May 20, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2021 ACF Regionals Editor Application
Replies: 5
Views: 2182

Re: 2021 ACF Regionals Editor Application

A reminder that applications to edit Regionals are due on Sunday, May 31st!
by caroline
Wed May 20, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications
Replies: 19
Views: 5400

Re: 2020 ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications

A reminder the Fall/Winter editor applications close this Sunday, May 24th, so please get your applications in!
by caroline
Sat May 16, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF 2020-21 Constitutional Changes, Officers, and New Members
Replies: 0
Views: 1406

ACF 2020-21 Constitutional Changes, Officers, and New Members

Hello, ACF would like to announce the following changes to the constitution for the 2020-21 season and onwards, officers for the 2020-21 season, and new members. Constitutional Changes Article 2.2 has been amended to note ACF will hold at least three tournaments per year — Fall, Regionals, and Natio...
by caroline
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 5610

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

From Packet L, Tossup 8 ANSWER: Mario Vargas Llosa (“YO-suh”) [or Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa ] From Packet O, Bonus 16 ANSWER: Federico García Lorca [prompt on García ] Similarly, I recall that in the past I've been prompted if I said "Márquez" for Gabriel García Márquez. Why are these answer l...
by caroline
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 2687

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Thanks and General Discussion

I really enjoyed working on this tournament and considered it a wonderful learning experience. Thank you to Rahul for being an excellent head editor—you were communicative, checked in frequently, kind, and understanding. I also really liked reading my fellow editors' questions and getting to Learn N...
by caroline
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 5610

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

I was surprised by the classification of the Native American lit bonus as well, and I think the impact of this sort of subdistributing is often overlooked. Categories like "American Literature" are socially constructed, and their boundaries are determined by the questions we choose to put in them. ...
by caroline
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 5610

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

If I remember correctly, the Native American lit bonus was coded as "world lit." Why wasn't it US lit? It was coded as “other lit” (hence the World/Other Literature tag), which is meant to cover literature questions which mix the other subcategories (British, European, American, World) instead of s...
by caroline
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 18862

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

As a moderator, most people don't really care about how good I am as a player or what standing I have in the larger community or even what my name is, and I like it that way. I'm aware that this isn't the broader point of Caroline's post, which we should consider thoroughly as we work on making qui...
by caroline
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 18862

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

(Sorry I'm late!) I semi-consider myself one of the members of the "'peripheral' community [who] actually finds the quizbowl community to be insufferable enough that they don't want to be part of the game at all." "Insufferable" might be a strong word for me, although only just barely, and while I s...
by caroline
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: International Expansion of Quizbowl
Replies: 17
Views: 7083

Re: International Expansion of Quizbowl

Quizbowler living in China here (although leaving for the USA very soon); I just wanted to drop by. I participated in the Asian championship tournament mentioned previously in this thread and it was pretty successful, although tournaments in Asia tend to be small, so my standards for what’s a big to...