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by Algeria
Thu May 31, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 60651

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Yeah uh is there some way for NAQT to place Matt Bruce on indefinite leave / suspension or something? I get that they have to go through an official Process before firing him, but placing him on leave seems like a pretty low-cost way to demonstrate good faith toward the community. It's disturbing to...
by Algeria
Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Roundtable: Call for Topics/Participants
Replies: 38
Views: 14123

Re: Quizbowl Roundtable: Call for Topics/Participants

I endorse Susan's suggestion!

I'll also throw in a vote for "how do I start a quizbowl team at x college/university without one" since I don't think there are many resources on the forums for how to do this.
by Algeria
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 155821

Re: ProtoBowl

1) Racism, sexism, and homophobia have no place in the quizbowl community. 2) Those things are currently a problem on ProtoBowl. 3) If that problem persists, then ProtoBowl has no place in the quizbowl community. These issues are a problem on Protobowl's lobby , and I'm pretty sure you don't have t...
by Algeria
Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event: Schindler's Lit
Replies: 143
Views: 40059

Re: Side Event: Schindler's Lit

MorganV wrote: "Schindler's Lit" will be run Saturday night at HSNCT and possibly elsewhere if demand exists.
I'll be at NSC but not HSNCT -- any chance this could be run at NSC as well? If not I will be inconsolable
by Algeria
Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 13815

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

19. The chorus of this play says, “what a remarkable piece of work is man.” After a dust storm that blinds them has passed, guards in this work discover the title character’s crime. In this play, the protagonist’s lover, Haemon, tries to stab the king but misses and falls on his own sword after the...
by Algeria
Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Regular" High School Difficulty
Replies: 71
Views: 14010

Re: "Regular" High School Difficulty

I agree with Fred's statement that "regular difficulty" tournaments should be made easier, in the sense that high school sets should generally aim for a level of difficulty lower than the average difficulty level that they have been, as the numbers show that benchmarks like an average conversion of ...
by Algeria
Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011
Replies: 37
Views: 20787

Re: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011

TJIAT's less than three weeks away, so sign up! We anticipate receiving a fair number of registrations in the days leading up to the tournament, but we'd love to see registrations from teams sooner.
by Algeria
Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11
Replies: 108
Views: 18610

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11

TJ would like to change the date for our housewrite to 3/20, rather than 4/9. Circumstances arose which forced us to plan on changing the date to the weekend of 3/19-3/20 before we heard of Blair's plans... unfortunately, there's no other date between now and mid-May that can work for us. Full tourn...
by Algeria
Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10
Replies: 51
Views: 12618

Re: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10

Not to be a bother, but it's been a while -- are playoff stats forthcoming?
by Algeria
Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tossups that need to be toned down or replaced
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

Re: Tossups that need to be toned down or replaced

The bonuses which included Rauschenberg, Vigee Le Brun, and Duccio probably need to be toned down. Same goes for the tossup on Gluck. Two factual errors from the set: the Lagrangian mechanics bonus part gave the wrong formula for the Lagrangian, and a bonus part on impulse called it the derivative o...
by Algeria
Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10
Replies: 35
Views: 9226

Re: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10

Does anyone know when its kosher to talk about this on the forum? From the HFT main site thread: Also--the questions are not clear for discussion until Rockford Auburn runs their tournament. There may well be a discussion forum set up. Auburn's mirror is on December 11. edit: this is outdated, see ...
by Algeria
Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Music notes as clues/what is music knowledge?
Replies: 9
Views: 1985

Music notes as clues/what is music knowledge?

Hey, I was trying to write some (high school level) music tossups recently and had a bit of trouble. Some questions for people who know more about this than I do: Are music note patterns helpful clues? I can see how they could easily be recited too quickly for a player to understand, but I feel like...
by Algeria
Mon May 03, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/22)
Replies: 52
Views: 52828

Re: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/22)

TJ's sending at least one team to this, probably two or three.
by Algeria
Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Season Finale Tournament IV -- April 24, 2010
Replies: 58
Views: 84984

Re: VCU Season Finale Tournament IV -- April 24, 2010

TJ's sending at least one team to this.
by Algeria
Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at Maggie Walker (Sunday, March 14, 2010)
Replies: 28
Views: 5478

Re: MUT mirror at Maggie Walker (Sunday, March 14, 2010)

TJ's actually not going to be able to make it to this either, sorry.
by Algeria
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science
Replies: 109
Views: 10247

Re: Science

Could someone post the founder effect bonus? I remember in the match that came up in that the other team missed it because the wording was confusing.
by Algeria
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: T-Party Discussion Forum
Replies: 20
Views: 2528

Re: T-Party Discussion Forum

I also played this at the VCU site
by Algeria
Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)
Replies: 125
Views: 21331

Re: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)

Hey, just checking, but is this tournament definitely using HSAPQ set #10, or some other numbered HSAPQ set? That seems to be the set Gonzaga/St. Anselm's February tournament is using. (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7910#p159799)
by Algeria
Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament @ GDS (3/13/10)
Replies: 74
Views: 12541

Re: Announcing: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament @ GDS (3/13/10)

TJ's interested in this with multiple teams
by Algeria
Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 32333

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

Hey guys, if your team didn't pay at the tournament, make your check or purchase order payable to TJHSST Quizbowl c/o Jean Stevens and send it through the mail. If you're writing a check, make sure to specify what school you're from. Alternately, you could pay us at the next tournament we see you at...
by Algeria
Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quality Novice or Frosh/Soph Sets
Replies: 6
Views: 1225

Re: Quality Novice or Frosh/Soph Sets

As I am putting together my season calendar I am lacking new sets appropriate for the Novice or Frosh/Soph level (we'll be playing the four NAQT IS-A sets and the Novice Mirror set...). Are there any other new sets out there which we could use this year? Gov has produced HAVOC for the past two year...
by Algeria
Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/26/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 22740

Re: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/26/09)

This tournament was a lot of fun (it started on time, which was great). The questions were of high quality as expected, although I'll agree with everyone about the editing. There were several factual errors in questions and a few unduly hard bonus parts, as well as a few misplaced powers. Two parts ...
by Algeria
Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVII at Maggie Walker (12/12/09)
Replies: 48
Views: 45096

Re: GSAC XVII at Maggie Walker (12/12/09)

I'll go ahead and express interest for TJ. We'll probably send more than one team.
by Algeria
Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chip tournament in the DC area
Replies: 50
Views: 13785

Re: Chip tournament in the DC area

Yeah, my teammates and I will get in touch with Longfellow and their coach and explain why this is troubling as soon as we can. I'm pretty sure this is a case of their not knowing why Chip questions are bad. Also, October 24th would conflict with Whitman's Fall Novice mirror, which would make more s...
by Algeria
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/26/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 22740

Re: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/26/09)

TJ will be there, maybe with multiple teams