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by db0wman
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3669

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the tossup on virtue in packet J? thanks! After the “life of growth” and “life of perception” are ruled out in one text, this concept is discussed as a possible function for man. A book titled for this concept claims that the “state of grave disorder” of its author’s field is due to a f...
by db0wman
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3669

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the tossup on virtue in packet J? thanks!
by db0wman
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Increasing question response speed
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Re: Increasing question response speed

If you're talking about buzzing at an earlier point in the question, then knowing more will help you buzz there. Quizbowl questions adhere to the principle of pyramidality, which means that harder clues come earlier in the question in order to reward people who know more about the subject. If you're...
by db0wman
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: TAILS (MS/HS easy, 2020-2021)
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

Re: TAILS (MS/HS easy, 2020-2021)

I don't think it's a good idea to name a set that is clearly academic in nature "TRIVIA".
by db0wman
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Wolfie Bowl Online Tournament (August 1, 2020) [EXPANSION]
Replies: 28
Views: 5099

Re: Wolfie Bowl Online Tournament (August 1, 2020) [EXPANSION]

Also, the science distribution doesn't add up to 5.

edit: none of the categories add up, actually
by db0wman
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 10946

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

1. Voice clipping for both moderators and players. i.e. words getting cut off. This most commonly happens at the beginning of questions and on short phrases like the moderator saying "correct" or a team giving an answer. Push-to-talk helps with this but I'm of the opinion that it's too hard of a fe...
by db0wman
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why am I not improving?
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Re: Why am I not improving?

How do you study, and how often?
by db0wman
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Announcing the Southeast-Midwest Housewrite, a nationals level set for Winter-Spring 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 1473

Re: Announcing the Southeast-Midwest Housewrite, a nationals level set for Winter-Spring 2021

This set is currently seeking for an editor for biology and chemistry. If you are interested, or if you know anyone who would be interested, please contact [email protected].

Edit: This spot has now been occupied.
by db0wman
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 5391

Re: [TW: Sexual Harassment] Harassment in the THAT Online Quizbowl Discord

Not related to this specific incident, but I think that PACE, NAQT, and ACF should do more outreach about the misconduct form. I think that all NAQT tournaments, ACF tournaments, and PACE qualifiers (as well as pretty much every other tournament) should require the hosts to inform all players and co...
by db0wman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How do I learn visual fine arts rapidly?
Replies: 4
Views: 1230

Re: How do I learn visual fine arts rapidly?

Khan Academy's AP Art History video series is a good resource.
by db0wman
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: National Charity QB Tournament
Replies: 20
Views: 3200

Re: National Charity QB Tournament

The Housewrite will be written by our own team for use in this this tournament. Question Sets are WIP. Writing an entire set in a month will be quite an ordeal. I would recommend finding an existing set (perhaps partner up with one of the sets that got delayed this spring, like Prison Bowl or STASH...
by db0wman
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll: RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 35
Views: 5353

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll

Seems as if the recent college polls are rather similar-ish, so maybe I’m alone here. Perhaps other people wouldn’t find this sort of discussion as interesting as I would? I agree, some more detailed discussion would be nice. I'll start things off with my own team, and I'd encourage others to creat...
by db0wman
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: National Charity QB Tournament
Replies: 20
Views: 3200

Re: National Charity QB Tournament

Is this going to be held on an existing set, or will it be housewritten?
by db0wman
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: The 2020 Scottie
Replies: 4
Views: 2357

Re: The 2020 Scottie

The question distribution will include the following: History 4/4 - American, Anglo, Euro, World Literature 4/4 - American, British, Euro, World Science 4/4 - Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Other (Astronomy, Earth, non-comp Math) Art 3/3 - Visual, Auditory, Other (Musicals, film, architecture, dance)...
by db0wman
Sat May 30, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019-20 Illinois Postseason Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 1901

Re: 2019-20 Illinois Postseason Poll

I've created a video series featuring Arjun Nageswaran in which I explain my opinions and takes for each of the polls. Make sure to like and subscribe so that I may achieve my dreams of becoming a full-time quizbowl content creator.
by db0wman
Sun May 24, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019-20 Illinois Postseason Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 1901

Re: 2019-20 Illinois Postseason Poll

One team that I'd like to remind voters about is Naperville North. Judson and Geoffrey have an absolute lock on science from what I've seen.
by db0wman
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 15455

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

Alright, so this post has gotten a lot of discussion going, which is good. I will try to address a few points in this post. The posts I've quoted below aren't necessarily the ones that I'm responding to, but they represent the discourse to which I am generally responding. I love the idea of rebrandi...
by db0wman
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 15455

College Nationals and Its Problems

College nationals are currently too difficult and don't provide the role that it should for many younger college players. Additionally, the field is full of grad students who have been playing the game for a ridiculously long amount of time. There needs to be a legitimate undergraduate championship ...
by db0wman
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set
Replies: 18
Views: 3094

Re: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set

Is there any way to send an automated direct message to players upon joining the Discord server? Making clarifications about packet security before they post would be a good way to make sure there aren't any slip-ups (although of course this wouldn't account for malicious behavior).
by db0wman
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: D.O.G.S: Discord Online Guerilla Solo
Replies: 1
Views: 825

D.O.G.S: Discord Online Guerilla Solo

I'm happy to announce the inaugural Discord Online Guerilla Solo tournament, or DOGS. DOGS is a packet submission IPNCT-style tournament run online. Information and registration can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mp3 ... sp=sharing.
by db0wman
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Qblitz HS Tournaments 2019-20
Replies: 5
Views: 2486

Re: Qblitz HS Tournaments 2019-20

On the "Create Account" page, the Google Maps widget isn't loading, making it impossible to create an account. Is there any way to fix this? Thanks!
by db0wman
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 12086

Re: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion

Danny Kim, Bryan Wan, Arjun Nageswaran, and I recorded a pre-season podcast for Illinois that can be found here.
by db0wman
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl XII Online (September 14, 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 3832

Re: Prison Bowl XII Online (September 14, 2019)

The two teams are in a voice chatroom where they can hear the moderator read the questions. There is a corresponding text chatroom where the players can type "buzz" to buzz. They are usually run on either Discord or Skype.
by db0wman
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 12086

Re: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion

A_Failure wrote: Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:24 pm Should this not say 2019-2020?
Fixed, thanks.
by db0wman
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 12086

2019-2020 Illinois Discussion

This thread is usually up by now, so I figured I'd make it. Post any predictions for the upcoming season or any announcements you'd like to make.

Also, join the Illinois Quizbowl Discord for discussion, packet readings, and other stuff.
by db0wman
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 21117

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

I'm looking for a teammate for The Unanswered Question. Please contact me if you'd like to play with me!
by db0wman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: FONS V (Novice) (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Replies: 12
Views: 5979

Re: FONS V (Novice+)

Is there a reason that science is 4/3?
by db0wman
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards [WINNERS ANNOUNCED]
Replies: 34
Views: 15309

Re: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards

From my own team: Ethan Ashbrook is an elite literature player. He put up the best stats of any literature specialist at HSNCT and similar stats to James Kuang at PACE. Additionally, Ethan should be considered for your top 20 individuals, as he led Uni in scoring at PACE and his generalism is shadow...
by db0wman
Sun May 05, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MSNCT predictions
Replies: 32
Views: 12755

Re: MSNCT predictions

Challenger-Almaden, Churchill, and Hopkins seem like the top contenders.
by db0wman
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 10741

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

To address the literature questions: "The Lamb", while famous, is probably too hard to toss up at this level. It hasn't been tossed up before at any difficulty. The Comedy of Errors is a bit too hard, a Shakespeare tossup cluing from his comedies would have been more appropriate. Richard Lovelace is...
by db0wman
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 10741

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

(Assuming this is the place to post this, sorry if it isn't) In general, I thought this set was decent. There were some minor things that stuck out, though: -Court case being classified under "miscellaneous" when it should have been "history" -Bio bonus where the easy part was either "protostome" or...
by db0wman
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: Books & Material
Replies: 2
Views: 4937

Re: Books & Material

https://www.historybowl.com/resources/s ... resources/

Packet reading is probably going to be your best way of cramming.
by db0wman
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl @ NIU (February 9, 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 2397

Re: Huskie Bowl @ NIU (February 9, 2019)

Could we get a field update? Thanks.
by db0wman
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 34
Views: 20065

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

Montgomery Blair and Ed Clark played on the online SGI mirror.

http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/55 ... eamdetail/

EDIT: It also looks like you don't have Penn Bowl's main site or the SGI main site.
by db0wman
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Individuals in Illinois
Replies: 12
Views: 7353

Re: Best Individuals in Illinois

I'm not even the first scorer on my team, so I'm not sure how I'm 5th.
by db0wman
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 Hsqb Midseason Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 7379

Re: 2019 Hsqb Midseason Poll

Groger Ranks made this spreadsheet that compiles stats from the top 50 Groger-ranked teams.
by db0wman
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 72
Views: 39286

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

In case this changes anything: Willard Airport in Champaign has added a connection to Charlotte, North Carolina.

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/ ... te-nc.html
by db0wman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 18-19
Replies: 33
Views: 18269

Re: Illinois 18-19

Hey all: Arjun from Stevenson and I have started an Illinois HSQB Discord. Ideally, it'll be a way for players to connect with the circuit and discuss upcoming tournaments. Here's the link: https://discord.gg/VuXzEpY . I'd like to ask non-Illinois people to join the main Discord and/or the HSQB Disc...
by db0wman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: NAQT vs Housewrite
Replies: 8
Views: 7593

Re: NAQT vs Housewrite

Additionally, NAQT tossups tend to be much shorter than those found in housewrites.
by db0wman
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 20429

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

Could I see the tossup on special relativity? There was a clue early on that mentioned a relativistic quantity, which threw me off.
by db0wman
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Keeping Motivation
Replies: 5
Views: 6105

Re: Keeping Motivation

World history and music isn't much of the distribution. Try looking around into spots not filled by your team and you may find subjects worth studying.
by db0wman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 18-19
Replies: 33
Views: 18269

Re: Illinois 18-19

Scobol solo predictions? As Kevin did last year, here's a list of people who I think would have a shot of making the final. Ethan Ashbrook Myself Tim Cho Hanson Hao Abraham Holtermann Jimmy Humphrey Jamin Kim Kevin Kodama Olivia Lamberti Jonathan Lau Matthew Lee Alex Morris Arjun Nageswaran Sophie N...
by db0wman
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 18-19
Replies: 33
Views: 18269

Re: Illinois 18-19

Downstate teams lose basically everyone. I predict a similar order to last year, with Fremd and Barrington moving down a bit and Sandburg moving up.

I think my team and Barrington are both getting some strong rising freshmen.
by db0wman
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 19355

Re: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion

Uni Lab is attending, currently #19 on HSQBRank.
by db0wman
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 56970

Re: Illinois '17-'18

I thought that the sectional set was well-written for the most part. One problem that I noticed was that the questions seemed inconsistent in difficulty--some answerlines were far too specific for this level, such as the Checkers speech and the Calvin cycle tossups, while others were too easy, like ...
by db0wman
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 56970

Re: Illinois '17-'18

I noticed that there was very little RMP on the regionals sets--was this put in place just at regionals so that the weaker teams would be able to convert a higher percentage of the questions, or is the low ratio going to be used at the sectionals and state tournaments as well?