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by The King's Flight to the Scots
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Resisting one-upmanship
Replies: 3
Views: 1102

Re: Resisting one-upmanship

I really like this post - the fact-naming is one of the first things I've seen non-quizbowlers express surprise at when they enter a quizbowl setting. Often it can feel like everyone knows everything and you're left out. Asking "Hey, what is that, tell me more" when someone mentions a fact you don't...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: On HS Teams Without Coaches
Replies: 68
Views: 6951

Re: On HS Teams Without Coaches

I would like to push back gently against the dominant current of this thread (and the coaches' discussion in the other thread). I acknowledge that high school teams should have a chaperone and that it's helpful for outreach to have connections to coaches and the administration. Good coaches can also...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Men of Quizbowl, We Should Talk.
Replies: 14
Views: 4041

Re: Men of Quizbowl, We Should Talk.

Finally, as an older member of the community with a wide variety of trainings and experiences, I'll offer myself as a resource for younger male members of this community who are having issues navigating interpersonal relationships or recognizing uncomfortable situations. My DMs are open, as is my e...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Trash Questions in College Sets
Replies: 19
Views: 2160

Re: Trash Questions in College Sets

With regard to the question of film, the distinction that quiz bowl tends to draw between "trash" film and "art" film borders on the arbitrary. To pick on one endlessly-recurring example, Oldboy far more strongly resembles most "trash" movies — action oriented, high-concept plotlines, hefty star po...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sun May 10, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 14977

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]

Just as a reminder: again, please do not share any content from your submitted packets. This isn't set yet, but we'd like to work out a way for you to be able to resubmit.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Fri May 08, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2021 ACF Regionals Editor Application
Replies: 5
Views: 1942

2021 ACF Regionals Editor Application

ACF is now taking applications for subject editors for 2021 ACF Regionals , head edited by Jacob Reed. We reserve the right to consider candidates who apply to Regionals for positions on a different tournament's editing team; however, to guarantee you will be considered for a given tournament's edit...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Thu May 07, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals Cancellation Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 1257

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]

We are again very sorry that we have to cancel 2020 ACF Nationals under the current circumstances. As an organization made up of current and former quizbowlers, who know from direct experience how hard teams work to prepare for this tournament, we certainly don't make this decision lightly. We are g...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Thu May 07, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 14977

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern

Given ongoing developments in the COVID-19 situation, ACF is cancelling 2020 ACF Nationals. We are sorry to all teams affected that the August postponement was not feasible. More information will be forthcoming soon. For now, please do not spoil any questions from submitted packets, since we would l...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Announcement Regarding Eric Mukherjee
Replies: 0
Views: 1708

ACF Announcement Regarding Eric Mukherjee

Following section 14.A.ii of our eligibility rules , ACF has decided to impose a one-year ban on Eric Mukherjee for cheating at the Terrapin Discord Mirror. Since Eric is not eligible to play ACF tournaments, the clock on this ban will start running if he becomes eligible at a future time, starting ...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications
Replies: 16
Views: 4251

Re: ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications

Previously, ACF only had one tournament to fill the "easier than Regs" difficulty window, which is a very large window. Fall had to serve the dual functions of trying to attract brand new players to the game and providing more seasoned ones with a regs-minus experience. By adding Winter, we are eff...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications
Replies: 16
Views: 4251

2020 ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications

ACF is now taking applications for subject editors for 2020 ACF Fall , head edited by Ben Miller, and 2020 ACF Winter , head edited by William Golden. The form for ACF Regionals will be opened at a later date. We reserve the right to consider candidates who apply to one tournament for positions on a...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33257

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

Many people in this thread and on Discord have suggested that Eric's confession should count for less because it was prompted by new, damning evidence. I wanted to add that I actually don't think Ike's statistical analysis, as it was shown to me, proved the case beyond a reasonable doubt. Ike did wo...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Constitutional Changes and New Members
Replies: 1
Views: 1361

Re: ACF Constitutional Changes and New Members

Eric Mukherjee has resigned as an Emeritus Member of ACF.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33257

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

I take exception to this bit: He is now admittedly the kind of person who would succumb to the temptation of looking up a handful of things online during an online tournament, but quite frankly, I thought he was that kind of person before this, not because he's particularly dastardly, but because I ...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33257

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

There’s been a few posts in the past about cheating on the Discord being bad, but I think it’s now time for a very stern public warning: no, really, stop cheating, motherfuckers! Mike Sorice frequently calls in to a sports talk show whose segments include “Who you crappin’?” and that’s the question...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 14977

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota: POSTPONED

Hi all,

In order to allow the editors to complete Nationals in a timely fashion, I'm setting the new $-25 deadline at May 3, 2020. We still need more packets, so please submit by then!
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13748

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

By my estimation, neither Will Alston nor I have reached the level of 3rd-year Matt Bollinger or Jordan Brownstein, or 4th-year Matt Jackson. Judging from the trendlines, I wouldn't even expect either of us to be there next year. There is plenty of room for a Jakob Myers-type (how does he fit into ...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 14977

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota: POSTPONED

We've sent teams a survey regarding potential dates for a rescheduled ACF Nationals. We're currently looking into dates in late July and early August, as well as other potentially viable contingency plans.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13748

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

There's no reason why ACF and NAQT can't conduct polls at SCT and Regionals to gauge the community's responses to some of the proposed difficulty and eligibility changes that Dylan and countless others have brought up over the years. More inclusive data is needed to understand the biggest needs tha...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 14977

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota: POSTPONED

Also, since the original $-25 deadline is coming up: we'll be extending the submission deadline now that the tournament is postponed, look out for that next week.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 14977

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota

Thank you to all teams that have provided us information and feedback by email. Unfortunately, due to concerns over the continuing spread of coronavirus, ACF has decided to postpone Nationals. We still fully plan on holding this event on a later, safer date - look out for an announcement of a new da...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 14977

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota

ACF would like to advise teams who haven't booked travel yet to hold off on doing so for now.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 14977

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota

Hi all, ACF would like all teams to know that it is taking stock of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and monitoring the situation as it develops. We've also emailed teams to solicit their perspectives on the outbreak as it affects ACF Nationals. Currently, the plan is to go ahead with the event as s...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Tournament Dates 2020-2021
Replies: 4
Views: 2897

ACF Tournament Dates 2020-2021

Hi all, We are thrilled to announce the dates for ACF's tournaments for the 2020-2021 competition year! Please take note that our schedule will be slightly different this coming year, because, in an exciting change, we will be producing two Fall semester tournaments instead of one. ACF Fall, head-ed...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values
Replies: 18
Views: 4256

2020 ACF Nationals A-Values

Hey folks,

This year's A-values are up on the ACF website for your perusal. Emails will be going out to invited teams soon; also note the instructions regarding the tournament waitlist. Congratulations to the qualifying teams!
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 14977

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota

First submissions have come in! I'll keep a running list of packets in this post:

$-100
Columbia
Berkeley A
Chicago B
Minnesota A

$-50
Chicago A
UC Davis A
Florida A
Michigan A
OSU A
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 14977

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota

Hey folks, just a reminder that the first packet deadline is a week from today. Make sure to get them in if you want that -$100 discount!
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Constitutional Changes and New Members
Replies: 1
Views: 1361

ACF Constitutional Changes and New Members

Hi all, ACF is very excited to announce that Katherine Lei, Caroline Mao, Ben Miller, and Tracy Mirkin have become provisional members. They all did a great job on ACF Fall 2019 and we're thrilled to have them aboard for future projects. We've also updated article 3.8 of the ACF constitution , regar...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Survey
Replies: 13
Views: 1933

Re: ACF Survey

I'm also excited to see that ACF is trying to gather meaningful feedback from the general player base. That being said, it now seemd to me that ACF doesn't really have a goal for what it wants to be. For a while, it seemed to me that ACF's purpose was to push the boundaries of pyramidal quizbowl by...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Survey
Replies: 13
Views: 1933

Re: ACF Survey

Also, part of the reason that I suggest sending this survey directly to clubs, like Alex D. did after ACF Fall (which was awesome!), is because many people who currently play ACF tournaments don't actively use the forums (and definitely are not following ACF on social media). In our club at Princet...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Survey
Replies: 13
Views: 1933

ACF Survey

Hi all,

ACF has a new survey out. If there's anything regarding ACF you'd like us to hear your opinion on, please let us know here - all questions are optional but we'd love to get your input!
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Getting "Real" Literature Knowledge
Replies: 9
Views: 2793

Re: Getting "Real" Literature Knowledge

Hi Justin, Welcome to the forums! It's always great to see high schoolers get excited about quizbowl. I think what you're asking is a natural question for someone entering the community and starting to take the game seriously. I think it also expresses a couple misconceptions I've noticed elsewhere,...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 13230

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

The ACF Fall set won't be clear until the end of Sunday, so please avoid posting question content - but if you have pictures, stories, or game results you'd like to share, consider tweeting them out with the hashtag #ACFFall2019! You can also tag the ACF twitter account @acfquizbowl (which you shoul...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14811

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

When we say "British" history in our distribution, we mean "British Isles/Canada/Australia/New Zealand," following the usual quizbowl convention. We realize this could be made more explicit and we're updating the website accordingly.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Constitutional Changes and New Officers
Replies: 2
Views: 4131

Re: ACF Constitutional Changes and New Officers

Andrew Feist has stepped down as treasurer; he will be replaced by new ACF Treasurer Cody Voight.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Player Ban Policy
Replies: 0
Views: 5288

ACF Player Ban Policy

ACF would like to make the community aware of its new player ban policy, spelled out in rule 14 here and copied below. ACF reserves the right to ban players from ACF tournaments for misconduct. Such bans will render a player ineligible to compete even if they would otherwise be eligible. Player bans...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 14977

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota

Will ACF Nationals 2020 target the same difficulty as last year? We're targeting Nationals-level difficulty, but we're consciously aiming to rein in the bonuses and middle clues relative to the past few years. The goal is to allow for more buzzes in the middle of tossups while still providing an ad...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 13230

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

Why do teams playing all other mirrors of ACF Fall have to pay $20 more than teams playing the Los Angeles mirror? The Southern California circuit petitioned us for a discount, providing an explanation of why their circuit had particular needs that other circuits did not. What is the process for su...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 13230

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

1.82 wrote: Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:04 pm Why do teams playing all other mirrors of ACF Fall have to pay $20 more than teams playing the Los Angeles mirror?
The Southern California circuit petitioned us for a discount, providing an explanation of why their circuit had particular needs that other circuits did not.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 13230

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

Hi all, As we make some changes to our G Suite account, please email inquiries about Fall to alexandra dot damisch at gmail dot com and rahulkeyal at gmail dot com, instead of their respective ACF addresses. We're done making changes, and you can now email us at the regular ACF addresses listed on ...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 13230

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

Hi all,

As we make some changes to our G Suite account, please email inquiries about Fall to alexandra dot damisch at gmail dot com and rahulkeyal at gmail dot com, instead of their respective ACF addresses.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020 Bid Form
Replies: 1
Views: 4234

Re: ACF Nationals 2020 Bid Form

A reminder that the bidding process is closing in a week; if you'd be interested in hosting Nationals, please get your bid in!
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 7734

Re: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion

While ACF has modified its packet submission requirements in the past, and will consider several of the reforms proposed in this thread, its use of submitted packets is not up for debate. We strongly believe in the point Alex has made: packet submission helps democratize the question-production proc...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 13230

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

ACF has not allowed, and will not allow, its questions to be used for formal high school tournaments after they are clear. That clause is there because ACF questions are often used for other purposes, including NASAT tryouts, at a time after they have been released. We included it to notify communit...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 5536

Re: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines

The ACF Fall announcement has been posted and ACF's list of regions has not been changed, which is to say that the concerns that I presented have not been addressed in any way. Given that the list of regions was linked in the tournament announcement, this leaves two possibilities: 1) ACF's list of ...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall & Regionals Editors Applications
Replies: 3
Views: 5428

Re: ACF Fall & Regionals Editors Applications

We are very excited to announce the editors selected for ACF Fall and ACF Regionals! For Fall, head editor Rahul Keyal will be working with Ben Miller, Caroline Mao, Clark Smith, Ganon Evans, Halle Friedman, Justin French, Katherine Lei, Kevin Yu, and Tracy Mirkin; for Regionals, head editor JinAh K...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super Acronym at Jimenez
Replies: 9
Views: 5057

Re: Super Acronym at Jimenez

This event was publicly marked as cancelled. When was it uncancelled? Why was that not announced, here or elsewhere? As someone who would very much like to play this set (and who lives in Arlington, where this shadow mirror was apparently held), I really would've appreciated a public indication tha...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super Acronym at Jimenez
Replies: 9
Views: 5057

Re: Super Acronym at Jimenez

This event was publicly marked as cancelled. When was it uncancelled? Why was that not announced, here or elsewhere? As someone who would very much like to play this set (and who lives in Arlington, where this shadow mirror was apparently held), I really would've appreciated a public indication tha...
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Jimenez Ad Hoc Event
Replies: 9
Views: 5999

Re: Jimenez Ad Hoc Event

Thanks again to everybody for coming; for those interested, Jordan's team had the best record at the end of the day, and stats (for the prelims) are posted here.
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super Acronym at Jimenez
Replies: 9
Views: 5057

Re: Super Acronym at Jimenez

(Due to lack of interest, this will not be occurring at Jimenez tomorrow. Sunday will be as scheduled).