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by tarkvara
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO discussion
Replies: 80
Views: 20172

VETO discussion

Unfortunately VETO was cancelled this year and ACF Summer was held instead... which is unfortunate because there are only 3 players in Canada who actually enjoy ACF (and 2 of them weren't there). The rest of us were expecting to have a good time, and were sorely disappointed. This is the first time ...
by tarkvara
Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VETO 7/18/2009 in Vancouver, Hamilton, Ottawa
Replies: 71
Views: 22338

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VETO 7/18/2009 in Vancouver, Hamilton, Ottawa

Also, never use the "why is an outsider interested in the special, special way that we play quizbowl where it is okay for questions to be bad of course" argument again. I must respectfully disagree. Part of what has always made VETO enjoyable is the anything-goes nature of the questions. ...
by tarkvara
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VETO 7/18/2009 in Vancouver, Hamilton, Ottawa
Replies: 71
Views: 22338

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VETO 7/18/2009 in Vancouver, Hamilton, Ottawa

I can think of like 10 good reasons to reject those questions, and certainly hope Jerry does so for everyone's sake. Really? Please explain. Questions on Canadian cultural icons and prominent New Democrats have always been an essential part of VETO. Why would they be rejected? And why would some gu...
by tarkvara
Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VETO 7/18/2009 in Vancouver, Hamilton, Ottawa
Replies: 71
Views: 22338

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VETO 7/18/2009 in Vancouver, Hamilton, Ottawa

I hope you don't take our Winter editing decisions personally; we had some choices to make about packet combinations and editing choices, and we went with our best judgment at the time. Nothing personal; I chalk it up as a learning experience. It was the first time we had written questions for ACF ...
by tarkvara
Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VETO 7/18/2009 in Vancouver, Hamilton, Ottawa
Replies: 71
Views: 22338

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VETO 7/18/2009 in Vancouver, Hamilton, Ottawa

VETO 2003 was my first-ever quiz-bowl tournament, and over the years I've preferred the anarchic lumpiness of the guerilla format to the stodgy homogeneity of many edited packet-sets. One of the best parts of VETO has always been the pleasant surprise at encountering a quirky, interesting, original ...
by tarkvara
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Concept tossups in the social sciences
Replies: 40
Views: 6472

Re: Concept tossups in the social sciences

In Burmese, -tɛ and -mɛ indicate the realis and irrealis type of this category. Estonian uses the noun suffix -t to indicate a change to one of these. Incidentally, I love that there was a tossup on aspect at CO, but the leadin seems like a hose for "mood." If I had been playing, I would ...