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by Council of Trent Reznor
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Praise Song Part II
Replies: 23
Views: 21109

Re: Praise Song Part II

There are two memories I'd like to share, the yin and yang of Weiner: - In 2007, at Michigan's MLK tournament / Ann B. Davis tournament, back when that was a thing, I spent a chunk of Friday "helping" to playtest a set Matt was working on, which mostly involved sitting in a hotel room and watching q...
by Council of Trent Reznor
Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History 2015
Replies: 139
Views: 66727

Re: CO History 2015

I am also old, know even less than Jerry, and would like to register myself as a free agent for a Loaseathon the likes of which has never been seen before. EDIT: Jerry and I will team up for this event after realizing that we both remembered where we were and what we were doing when we heard that Cr...
by Council of Trent Reznor
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WUStL Updates Statistics Live!: real-time Web scorekeeping
Replies: 30
Views: 15899

Re: WUStL Updates Statistics Live!: real-time Web scorekeeping

Oh, and Illinois B did pretty much neg themselves out of both of their games against Illinois A. That was our clever plan all along. I played Gateway, and this was the smoothest scorekeeping I've ever seen in a decade of playing quizbowl. Every room could see the results of every other room in real...
by Council of Trent Reznor
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall and numbers of packets
Replies: 35
Views: 8755

Re: ACF Fall and numbers of packets

What you see as a waste of time, I see as a meaningful step towards fuller participation in quizbowl. ACF requires teams composed of players with two or more years of experience to write a packet. As editors, we obviously need those questions to fill the packets in our tournaments. But beyond that ...
by Council of Trent Reznor
Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall and numbers of packets
Replies: 35
Views: 8755

Re: ACF Fall and numbers of packets

I'm talking about the connection to the circuit that comes from making a meaningful commitment to writing questions and improving as writers of future questions, not some kind of personal bond with the editors. Writing a packet, even an unused one, is not a waste of time. It's part of an experience...
by Council of Trent Reznor
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall and numbers of packets
Replies: 35
Views: 8755

Re: ACF Fall and numbers of packets

It helps keep teams connected with the circuit in ways beyond simply showing up to tournaments. I've never developed a connection with someone by sending them an e-mail with an attachment. And would it damage this mystical connection to have teams submit half-packets? 43 unused packets is a tremend...
by Council of Trent Reznor
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Attack site?
Replies: 14
Views: 2317

Re: Attack site?

Has some sort of malicious programming been introduced onto the site as a consequence of the attack, or in some unrelated incident? I'm no computer expert, but I'd like to know if it's possible, and (if so) whether this has happened or not.
by Council of Trent Reznor
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Better options available
Replies: 31
Views: 3763

Re: Better options available

One key reform would be for NAQT to do away with the database - at least for SCT and ICT - and instead assemble questions on a tournament-by-tournament basis for those two events, without storing them for future use. Granted, having active players edit sets causes some problems for our existing dat...
by Council of Trent Reznor
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Better options available
Replies: 31
Views: 3763

Re: Better options available

I mean, the clear partial remedy is to include subject editor as well. No question it's imperfect, but it would certainly have the effect Susan described--it'd also just create some false positives, which can be accounted for via you chiming in and saying "I'd have kept this question this way inste...
by Council of Trent Reznor
Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT ICT to be held in Dallas
Replies: 45
Views: 7113

Re: 2009 NAQT ICT to be held in Dallas

Illinois A is undefeated at the moment. Carleton is 6-1 in the same bracket.

And really, who the f*ck decided to put a national championship in someplace that's not the Midwest or the Northeast/Mid Atlantic? That's where all the quizbowl is, and that's where all the big events should be.
by Council of Trent Reznor
Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Distribution: Origins, Motivations
Replies: 72
Views: 52572

Re: Distribution: Origins, Motivations

If enough people want to add literary criticism to the distribution, perhaps it could be worked in as part of the lit distribution rather than the SS distribution. It could be slowly worked in as a .5-per-packet thing, since I'm not sure how widely known literary criticism is in the broader circuit....
by Council of Trent Reznor
Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Should teams be required to use this board for their events?
Replies: 10
Views: 1917

Re: Should teams be required to use this board for their events?

It would seem to be stupid to not announce a tournament here. It would also seem to be asinine to require it, though, since what sort of enforceable and proportional penalties are you going to impose on a team that doesn't post here?
by Council of Trent Reznor
Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles
Replies: 95
Views: 25320

Re: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles

Whee, after two months out of the flow of the QB world, I come back...and will be coming to this, now that I know for sure I can afford the trip up.
by Council of Trent Reznor
Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles
Replies: 95
Views: 25320

Re: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles

Ya left Greg Baboukis (that's me) off the list of players. I may or may not already have a teammate lined up. He's not on this list either, but since I'm still not sure if he'll be there or not, it can be left for later.
by Council of Trent Reznor
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Just leave CBI alone
Replies: 12
Views: 2346

Re: Just leave CBI alone

Not to accuse people of shooting in the dark here, but is anyone from FSU on these boards to explain themselves, or is there some way for people who want to find out what happened to contact the FSU players and find out what happened? It's entirely possible that FSU was prevented from attending owin...
by Council of Trent Reznor
Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Team Discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 13998

Re: Chicago Open Team Discussion

I just happen to think that my time would be better spent writing questions or studying, as has been pointed out earlier in this thread, than getting up and going to Chicago to go 0-fer or 1-fer in a tournament. I fail to see how not wanting to spend a day getting creamed when I could be making myse...
by Council of Trent Reznor
Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Team Discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 13998

Re: Chicago Open Team Discussion

If you're that irked at the format, or the existance of these juggernaut teams, then don't play the main event. I understand we now have a fine choice of 83.75 side tournaments on every part of the mACF distribution (except science,) so just show up for the megafinal, which might go down as one of t...
by Council of Trent Reznor
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles
Replies: 95
Views: 25320

Re: Chicago Open History Doubles

I'm not playing CO, but this should be worth driving up from Normal for. Sign me up.
by Council of Trent Reznor
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Post-2008 SCT General NAQT Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 4581

But I do agree that in general the art and probably the mythology at SCT and ICT are compartively very easy in comparison to what you'd find at similar level ACF or mACF tournaments. I was under the impression that this was the case for every single subject, since NAQT was supposed to be easier tha...
by Council of Trent Reznor
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Regionals Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 8601

Northwestern and U of I out? Who does that leave in that regional? The Valparaiso Virgins? On a somewhat more serious note, I would like to express my approval of everything Awherman mentioned above. Although these boards probably can't arm-twist NAQT into trying the above recommendations, perhaps s...
by Council of Trent Reznor
Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Regionals Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 8601

Illinois has been (mercifully) released from CBI, so we'll be giving it a miss for the rest of Earth's lifespan. But I am going to entertain offers for a "Top Scorer" plaque from last year from any interested parties on these boards before I finally put the damn thing on eBay like I've been swearing...
by Council of Trent Reznor
Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 13305

Registered as: Whee I Are Drunk

And in reality, I'm Greg Baboukis from UIUC.