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by dankosthenes
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Buzzers for Online Tournaments
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Buzzers for Online Tournaments

I wanted to start a dialogue on how we can improve online tournaments, specifically the buzzer system. One issue in particular of Discord buzzing is latency. During ACF Winter, there were a number of occasions wherein I buzzed seconds before my buzz was sent to the Discord chat. Obviously, in buzzer...
by dankosthenes
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - General Discussion and Thanks
Replies: 38
Views: 4047

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - General Discussion and Thanks

I played this set with Oliver Wu, a freshman playing his first college tournament. He had a lot of fun playing this set and said it was a great experience. For my own part, I thought the difficulty was great and questions interesting. My only criticism would be of the space toss-up, which I also tho...
by dankosthenes
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Should Baby Seals Smile While Being Clubbed? Or: Why Should Newer Teams Stick Around College Quizbowl?
Replies: 14
Views: 5684

Re: Should Baby Seals Smile While Being Clubbed? Or: Why Should Newer Teams Stick Around College Quizbowl?

More online guides are probably not going to be very helpful compared to having real-life mentors and motivators. Having a hands-on mentor was critical for me to be motivated to improve my game. I easily put in 20+ hours a week (more before a tournament) into Quizbowl. Some of that is because I lov...
by dankosthenes
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Should Baby Seals Smile While Being Clubbed? Or: Why Should Newer Teams Stick Around College Quizbowl?
Replies: 14
Views: 5684

Re: Should Baby Seals Smile While Being Clubbed? Or: Why Should Newer Teams Stick Around College Quizbowl?

As one of the people leading a very young team, I think I have some unique insight on this. For context, the current OU quizbowl team is run by three sophomores. While we had support in Finn Bender and Thatcher Chonka last year, this year we're on our own. This seal has been through some drubbings. ...