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by Angry Babies in Love
Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Introducing new moderators to the game
Replies: 14
Views: 7647

Re: Introducing new moderators to the game

Cody wrote:I think Joelle is looking for good moderators.
Inexperienced but competent moderators > no moderators
by Angry Babies in Love
Fri May 27, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas
Replies: 19
Views: 9079

Re: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas

I wasn't invited to staff HSNCT so I won't be around but I'll try to write a packet! edit: definitely not by 5pm tomorrow though Whatever questions you can contribute tonight — or by midday tomorrow — would be most appreciated. Not counting your questions we'll probably have two packets of 10/10, w...
by Angry Babies in Love
Wed May 25, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas
Replies: 19
Views: 9079

Re: Geography Monstrosity VIII — May 27, Dallas

I wasn't invited to staff HSNCT so I won't be around but I'll try to write a packet!
edit: definitely not by 5pm tomorrow though
by Angry Babies in Love
Mon May 02, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 35675

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

demonstrably unfair I have not seen this idea fleshed out. How is putting three teams against each other any different than putting eight individuals against each other? There's no way to demonstrate whether or not this is more fair or not; if you know more and are better at History Bowl, there's n...
by Angry Babies in Love
Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 26369

Re: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread

We are claiming Saturday January 9 as the likely date of the Maryland History Bee and Bowl at Liberty High School in Carroll County.

EDIT: The Capital Region Championships will once again be at Centennial in Ellicott City. It will be on March 12.
by Angry Babies in Love
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 26369

Re: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread

Sunday, November 15 will be the date of the first NHBB tournament in the DC area. It will be at St. Anselm's Abbey School on our C-set.
by Angry Babies in Love
Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 26369

Re: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread

Are the UVA and Georgetown IS-set tournaments going to be on the same IS-set?
by Angry Babies in Love
Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship
Replies: 46
Views: 20893

Re: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship

However, running the regional was still the most troubling event I’ve directed in four years. First, the registration process was kind of annoying, it really doesn’t make any sense why teams don’t just register directly with the host. Having it related second-hand to me in real-time in the days pre...
by Angry Babies in Love
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 29580

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion

A weird thing to point out, but it really stood out to me: Was it just me and the people I discussed it with or were there a lot more answer lines that were animals than in average set. Lots of myth and art focused on animals, and I think in the 12 rounds I read, cow or cattle was a bonus answer twi...
by Angry Babies in Love
Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 52021

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

[*] In retrospect, blue crabs was probably a bit easy for a 2nd line on the Chesapeake Bay. Raynell, how do you feel about the oysters clue in the first line? I think it's fine, though the problem with that is that it's not particularly uniquely identifying. Many places on both coasts have lots of ...
by Angry Babies in Love
Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Discussion of pronunciation guides
Replies: 30
Views: 13776

Re: Discussion of pronunciation guides

We're talking about an issue that surfaced at HSNCT, but is applicable to all sets everywhere. I also think Andrew Hart's suggestion should be followed and decided not to mention that in my first post, since a million other people had already chimed in to support that fine idea. I agree that it's i...
by Angry Babies in Love
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 52021

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

Corry, I really liked a lot of the questions you wrote. Washington, DC, nuclear tests, the isthmuses bonus, and Wyoming stood out to me as very good. Here are a few issues with others: --I know I'm biased here, but blue crabs really shouldn't be in power for Chesapeake Bay. It's to this state what l...
by Angry Babies in Love
Sun May 17, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)
Replies: 28
Views: 10466

Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Great Bustard wrote:I will certainly play this of course (Raynell will too, not sure if he's checking this thread) and will write an unspecified number of questions for it (somewhere between 2/0 and a full packet, time permitting).
Echo this.
by Angry Babies in Love
Sat May 16, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Team Going to 2015 NAC, Should I Be Worried?
Replies: 7
Views: 4202

Re: Team Going to 2015 NAC, Should I Be Worried?

My team went to the 2009 NAC. Being "worried" is a strong term, but I was surprised at how badly we did. This was definitely the worst season in the last 13 years of RM quizbowl as far as I can tell, but we definitely would have done better against that field on pyramidal questions. It's a weird env...
by Angry Babies in Love
Tue May 05, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 49422

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

Halved Xenon Stinging wrote:On a side note, when are the NHBB TV videos being released?
A few of them are already up -- I had a big project come up but the rest should be up by the end of the week.
by Angry Babies in Love
Sat May 02, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 49422

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

This year the second place JV team was unranked coming into Nationals I believe. Just want to mention that Saratoga definitely flipped their JV A and JV B teams (I believe Saratoga JV A went 1-4 in the morning or something ridiculous like that). Saratoga JV A had a Madden Rank of 9-I remember this ...
by Angry Babies in Love
Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 49422

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

Since these events were all contained on Friday, I don't really see how their existence impacts and what time the bowl would end on Saturday. I don't either, perhaps because the Bowl's end time on Saturday isn't relevant to (or a dismissal of) any of the substance of my post. The "this issue" which...
by Angry Babies in Love
Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 49422

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

But considering how packed the entire weekend was, I don't know what else could have been done. one might consider abandoning the Russian nesting doll principle of running tournaments, and, you know, cutting some. I'm sure the nearly 200 people each who signed up for the US History Bee and US Geogr...
by Angry Babies in Love
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Predictions/Analysis for Nationals
Replies: 3
Views: 2552

Re: Predictions/Analysis for Nationals

Edit:On a side note, does anyone know if History Bee draws are posted yet? I'm leaving tomorrow morning and I still haven't found out who I'm playing History Bee on Sunday(hotel seems to lack free wifi) They have not been. The most recent email (which included the Bowl draws--which are currently be...
by Angry Babies in Love
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quizbowl in Foreign Languages?
Replies: 15
Views: 7483

Re: Quizbowl in Foreign Languages?

Not that ASL is a foreign language per-se, but I remember there being some discussions in the past regarding deaf participation in quizbowl. Back then, applications were not readily available for one-word-at-a-time display... but now there are things like Spritz and Spreeder . So, to go along with ...
by Angry Babies in Love
Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)
Replies: 47
Views: 24097

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

I will be pursuing a Master in Community Planning at Maryland. I'll definitely go to a few practices, but I'm not particularly good at this quizbowl thing anymore.
by Angry Babies in Love
Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Emergency Situation - All Writers Needed (RESOLVED)
Replies: 28
Views: 13223

Re: Emergency Situation - All Writers Needed (RESOLVED)

After the questions and set are further edited and polished, how will this compare to previous NHBB sets in difficulty, question length, and quality? Speaking solely in my role as someone who directed a tournament on these questions, I would say: approximately the same, maybe a touch longer at time...
by Angry Babies in Love
Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New High School Team in Oregon
Replies: 3
Views: 3209

Re: New High School Team in Oregon

There are History Bowl tournaments in the Portland area every year!
by Angry Babies in Love
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT eligibility rules discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 2470

Re: NAQT eligibility rules discussion

As someone who (not deliberately) avoided playing SCT for three years and will be playing DII (solo) this weekend, I do feel like I'm sort of cheating the system a bit. I actually think I'm a worse quizbowl player than I was my freshman year, because I'm not fresh off four years on a legitimate quiz...
by Angry Babies in Love
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 21167

Re: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion

Re: "Tossups on Hard Answerlines" - In my estimation the tossup answers below were the "hard" answerlines for this tournament. Clovis In the Penal Colony heaps Burgundy Soseki Lucia de Lamermoor ETA Hoffman Again - the editors didn't deliberately write tossups on these answerlines, nor did we inten...
by Angry Babies in Love
Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 21167

Re: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion

With the exception of the "bridge" tossup that had cantilever in the first line and mentioned something like going over a body of water, I really thought this was a great set. The unique approaches to history tossups (the WWII tossup solely on US actions before the war, USA and CSA) were especially ...
by Angry Babies in Love
Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 64166

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

Can we see that tossup and then also can who wrote it come forward for questioning? That's not really how NAQT works. If NAQT editors determined that the question was too difficult, they could have used it at an SCT or ICT, or they could have just rejected it. Writers propose a difficulty when they...
by Angry Babies in Love
Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where the Chip Teams Are
Replies: 13
Views: 5518

Re: Where the Chip Teams Are

Really quite shocking to see a team from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I'll definitely try to get in touch with them.
by Angry Babies in Love
Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 64166

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

Corry wrote:
Schmidt Sting Pain Index wrote:I really liked the Geo tossups especially Charlotte Amalie...
You are a geography god.
This is a pretty ridiculous thing to tossup. Can we see that tossup and then also can who wrote it come forward for questioning?
by Angry Babies in Love
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)
Replies: 35
Views: 14651

Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

I haven't played quizbowl on the IRC in half a decade but I would also be down for this.
by Angry Babies in Love
Thu May 15, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Leadership positions on the team
Replies: 8
Views: 3185

Re: Leadership positions on the team

Each team has logistical tasks that need to be performed. Consider going to a tournament. Somebody has to do each of the following: (1) let people know that there's a tournament, (2) see who can make it to the tournament, (3) make teams out of the people who are going to the tournament, (4) rent a ...
by Angry Babies in Love
Sun May 04, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Japanese Literature
Replies: 18
Views: 7962

Re: Japanese Literature

Japanese literature is one of those things like Nigerian authors, Scandinavian authors, modern architecture, religions, South American wars, Civil War battles, etc. where there are only 4-10 of those things tossupable at the non-nationals high school level, and if you learn a few specific titles/nam...
by Angry Babies in Love
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is there a space between "quiz" and "bowl"?
Replies: 29
Views: 12248

Re: Is there a space between "quiz" and "bowl"?

Although there is no universally agreed-upon guideline regarding the use of compound words in the English language, in recent decades written English has displayed a noticeable trend towards increased use of compounds. Recently, many words have been made by taking syllables of words and compounding...
by Angry Babies in Love
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How successful has NHBB been at promoting regular quizbowl?
Replies: 18
Views: 6290

Re: How successful has NHBB been at promoting regular quizbo

David would have a better idea, but I do know there are several teams who have/will attend HSNCT whose first quizbowl interaction was History Bowl. Florida's Chaminade-Madonna and Oregon's Westview come to mind.
by Angry Babies in Love
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB TV
Replies: 7
Views: 2811

Re: NHBB TV

I will add to the captions and fix that (and other) typos in the coming days The concept of NHBB TV seems relatively inoffensive and fun if there are spare staffers to run it; it gives players who consent to being filmed something to show parents, administrators, etc. for their efforts. I think it w...
by Angry Babies in Love
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals thread
Replies: 28
Views: 12674

Re: NHBB Nationals thread

With the disclaimer that I wasn't there: I worry that it will be difficult in the future for the US History Bee, Geography Olympiad, the Bee, and the Bowl to all occupy one three-day time span, and wonder if participants think the US Bee was a valuable use of time/resources or an extraneous use of ...
by Angry Babies in Love
Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB TV
Replies: 7
Views: 2811

NHBB TV

Hi all, So at this year's nationals, we had a videographer come and record matches, as well as set up a makeshift studio for recording previews/recaps and most interestingly interviews. Here's the channel! Take a look. This is the first year and we know I wasn't perfect on camera but we definitely w...
by Angry Babies in Love
Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Late Game
Replies: 16
Views: 3795

Re: Late Game

So we went to a JV tourney and on the last tossup, we were down by 5. We were taking it easy, and the other team negged on something about [QUESTION CONTENT IN A SET THAT IS STILL BEING USED --the mgmt] at the end. So we ended up winning, but this was not agaisnt a very good (relatively) team. So w...
by Angry Babies in Love
Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Study American History
Replies: 21
Views: 7044

Re: How to Study American History

Shorter textbooks, like the one published by AMSCO (I don't remember what it's called, we just called it "AMSCO") that are usually used to study for the APUSH exam, can be helpful. Visit places. Go to Bunker Hill, Lexington, Concord. If you have the opportunity, visit Antietam and Gettysburg. If you...
by Angry Babies in Love
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 64300

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Sam Deutsch unintentionally honoring RM alum Chris Ray with "Barge (Remix)" in 2011.
Image
by Angry Babies in Love
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Role of a Moderator
Replies: 41
Views: 9224

Re: The Role of a Moderator

This discussion makes me wonder; Since Pseudonyms seem to be for people playing outside the confines of their school's administration, Do the rules require all members of a team to be from the same school? Could, for instance, a player from Bethlehem team up with a player from Ithaca and play in a ...
by Angry Babies in Love
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: It's Academic discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 42289

Re: It's Academic discussion

There are two things we can do about this. One is, again, making it clear that IA and quizbowl are different activities for different people, and not stopping in the search for the right quizbowl coach at a school just because we've found the IA sponsor (or, in short, "destroying" the impression th...
by Angry Babies in Love
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: It's Academic discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 42289

Re: It's Academic discussion

Maggie Walker has Dr. Barnes Not anymore. He retired at the end of last year. Maggie Walker is now led by Ms. Hana Reed. Quibbles aside, I completely agree with everything you said. Thanks, definitely should have known this. Some "data" to support the point about coaches: Forums posting is far from...
by Angry Babies in Love
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: It's Academic discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 42289

Re: It's Academic discussion

There are a lot of things being in this said that are very off-base, in part because many people do not really have a background in this. I agree with many of the things Weiner et al. have said, but I think it should be noted: We cannot destroy It's Ac. As much as people would like, this is the long...
by Angry Babies in Love
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aggression and Negs across formats
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

Re: Aggression and Negs across formats

There's really no way to look at this in a way that can be both a) quantified and b) generalized. As Dylan said, it's dependent on the teammates and your own confidence. While you may be able to figure it out with your team based on their strengths, their grasp of the canon and ability to make good ...
by Angry Babies in Love
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Role of a Moderator
Replies: 41
Views: 9224

Re: The Role of a Moderator

If a team pays money to hear questions, then I think they have a right to neg those questions (they clearly had fun; as did their opponents). I also don't think those two students should be penalized for "throwing" a match that they technically won, especially by a school with which they were not a...
by Angry Babies in Love
Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Role of a Moderator
Replies: 41
Views: 9224

The Role of a Moderator

I was moderating at a tournament at my alma mater, RM, when I got a round 5 matchup between #CashCrew C and Gonzaga. Both teams came into the game 1-4, and #CashCrew C consisted of two people, one of whom had never played quizbowl before, neither of whom seemed to care about quizbowl, at least not i...
by Angry Babies in Love
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Asian Circuit Activity
Replies: 8
Views: 4260

Re: Asian Circuit Activity

David Madden will almost certainly swing by this thread, but in case he doesn't, I will reiterate that there are now a ton of schools that do History Bowl in Asia. This has been a really successful season across the continent. I have no idea what, if any, sort of means exist to convert these teams t...
by Angry Babies in Love
Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Don't power-mark question sets without the editors' consent
Replies: 44
Views: 6677

Re: Don't power-mark question sets without the editors' cons

Anything that requires, or should require, a quizbowl interpretation of the questions written should be an editorial decision. Saying that there are negs or no negs, or removing powers, or bouncing back bonuses, do not require a person to have ever played a game of quizbowl, let alone written or edi...