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by reindeer
Mon Apr 11, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2022 ACF Nationals: April 9-10, University of Minnesota
Replies: 20
Views: 10105

Re: 2022 ACF Nationals: April 9-10, University of Minnesota

Congratulations to the 2022 ACF Nationals champions, Georgia Tech A! Georgia Tech A defeated Stanford in the first game of an advantaged final. Ohio State A emerged from a 4-way tie with Cornell A, WUSTL A, and Maryland for 3rd place. Yale won both games of an advantaged final against Brown for the ...
by reindeer
Sat Feb 05, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2022 NAQT SCT @ MIT (2/5/2022)
Replies: 6
Views: 1337

Re: 2022 NAQT SCT @ MIT (2/5/2022)

I was not expecting to experience a new finals structure in my 15th year of tournament attendance, but today I did! I think today's handling of the finals sequence was a great show of teamwork from all the players and organizers, and everyone involved should be proud of it. Even if we also hope it n...
by reindeer
Fri Feb 04, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Updates 2021-22
Replies: 4
Views: 3194

Re: ACF Updates 2021-22

January Announcements (last updated 2/4/22) ACF Regionals : 129 teams at 13 sites (and one blizzard) played ACF Regionals on 1/29. Thanks and congratulations to everyone involved! A-values from ACF Regionals will be released within a week. ACF Nationals : The remaining packet submission deadlines a...
by reindeer
Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: 2022 Carper Award community discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 2844

Re: 2022 Carper Award community discussion

Cheynem wrote: Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:09 pm There are many modern/active people who are widely deserving of a Carper, but I assume these are pretty known to ACF membership.
Please feel free to discuss these people anyway! It helps us to know who the community wants to recognize, even if they might seem like "obvious" choices.
by reindeer
Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 15
Views: 17925

Re: Misconduct Reporting Form

I have resigned as a misconduct form representative from ACF and will be replaced by the extremely qualified Caroline Mao. All the best to Caroline and the form!
by reindeer
Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Updates 2021-22
Replies: 4
Views: 3194

Re: ACF Updates 2021-22

December Announcements (last updated 12/30/21) ACF Regionals : Packet-required teams should turn in their half-packets if they haven’t already! The next packet submission deadline is +$25 on 1/2, followed by +$50 on 1/9. Packets will not be accepted after 1/16. You can register, sign up to staff, a...
by reindeer
Wed Dec 22, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF YouTube channel and 2021 Nationals finals
Replies: 0
Views: 1199

ACF YouTube channel and 2021 Nationals finals

ACF has a YouTube channel now ! The two 2021 finals games are up ( game 1 , game 2 ) as is the complete finals series . All videos have been transcribed with the question text & answers. Many thanks to everyone who worked on getting these out and/or waited patiently for them to be ready. Please...
by reindeer
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Updates 2021-22
Replies: 4
Views: 3194

Re: ACF Updates 2021-22

Today is November 37 and it is time for the November update! November Announcements (last updated 12/13/21) ACF Winter : 182 teams at 14 sites played ACF Winter on 11/6. Thanks and congratulations to everyone who played, staffed, edited, or organized this! ACF Regionals : Registration is now open fo...
by reindeer
Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Updates 2021-22
Replies: 4
Views: 3194

Re: ACF Updates 2021-22

October Announcements (last updated 10/27/21) ACF Fall: At 259 teams, the recent ACF Fall was the largest in ACF’s history. Thank you and congratulations to everyone involved! ACF Winter is coming up on 11/6. For packet-required teams, 10/31 is the last day to submit a half-packet. Teams and staffe...
by reindeer
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Form FAQ
Replies: 0
Views: 1191

Misconduct Form FAQ

The misconduct form committee is developing a list of answers to frequently asked questions about the form, to increase transparency and better serve the community, but we need your help! Please submit any questions or input you have for this project using this form . The FAQ form is anonymous and i...
by reindeer
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why does ACF have children do its work?
Replies: 6
Views: 2997

Re: Why does ACF have children do its work?

Thanks for bringing this up! This has been on ACF's radar for some time, and we'll announce a decision when we've worked through our internal processes. In the meantime, we'd welcome any additional feedback from the community on this issue.
by reindeer
Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Pseudonym Policy
Replies: 0
Views: 1269

ACF Pseudonym Policy

ACF is announcing an official policy on team and individual pseudonyms, which is also available at https://acf-quizbowl.com/policies/ . Teams at ACF tournaments may consist of individuals from only one school or institution (see the ACF eligibility rules ) and, in general, must use the name of that ...
by reindeer
Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: *NEW* ANNOUNCEMENT: 2021 WORKSHOP
Replies: 6
Views: 6264

Re: *NEW* ANNOUNCEMENT: 2021 WORKSHOP

Thanks for your interest! The detailed stats were used internally to help guide edits and provide feedback to writers, and we're very grateful to Ophir and to all the hosts and moderators for supporting us in that. If our detailed stats become publicly available in future, we'll be sure to let you k...
by reindeer
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Updates 2021-22
Replies: 4
Views: 3194

ACF Updates 2021-22

Welcome to the 2021-22 academic year! I’m planning to use this thread to post monthly updates about ACF tournaments and other activities. If you have questions or comments about anything here, please post here or email [email protected].com. September Announcements (last updated 9/22/21) A...
by reindeer
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Discord Community Discussion Panels
Replies: 4
Views: 3560

Re: Discord Community Discussion Panels

Reminder that this is happening tomorrow, 9/19 at 6pm ET. It will be held in the main quizbowl Discord, which you can join here . If you're new to Discord, it can be a lot to take in, but you'll see a channel called "writing-panel" where you'll be able to read the conversation. We look for...
by reindeer
Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: BHSAT (Spring 2023) [old thread]
Replies: 11
Views: 2888

Re: BHSAT (Spring 2023)

I don’t want to belabor this point too much, since I hope that the “BHSAT” team is planning to change the name and is just still thinking about it behind the scenes. But this is still bothering me, and I want to try to explain why I think people are reacting so strongly. Obviously the choice to name...
by reindeer
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: BHSAT (Spring 2023) [old thread]
Replies: 11
Views: 2888

Re: BHSAT (Spring 2023)

Ultimately, we aim to produce the best BHSAT ever, and we look forward to seeing it played! Yeah, I agree with Harry and everyone else who expressed this in the Discord: I don't/didn't go to Yale, but this seems pointlessly unkind to the past and, especially, present writers of the real BHSAT. I un...
by reindeer
Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Discord Community Discussion Panels
Replies: 4
Views: 3560

Re: Discord Community Discussion Panels

We're excited to announce that we'll be starting with a discussion on diversity and inclusion in quizbowl writing. We'll be hearing from: Hasna Karim Jonathan Magin Caroline Mao Vishal Sivamani Jeremy Nelson will be moderating. If you'd like to submit questions for the panelists, you can do so using...
by reindeer
Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF 2021-22 Officers, New Members, and Constitutional Changes
Replies: 1
Views: 1953

ACF 2021-22 Officers, New Members, and Constitutional Changes

ACF would like to announce the following officers for the 2021-22 season, new members, and changes to the constitution. 2021-22 Officers The following people have been elected officers of ACF for the 2021-22 season: President: Ryan Rosenberg Communications Officer: Olivia Murton Editor-in-Chief: Tay...
by reindeer
Sun Aug 22, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES II at Chicago Open 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 2533

Re: MUSES II at Chicago Open 2021

I'm also interested in staffing this!
by reindeer
Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Teammate Appreciation Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 5378

Re: Teammate Appreciation Thread

I’m delighted by all the posts in this thread so far—thank you all! I realized I'm not quite done; I’d like to thank some more of my “teammates” (broadly defined) from this past whirlwind of a year. Ophir thinks through important problems carefully, all the time; I learn something new whenever I tal...
by reindeer
Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Teammate Appreciation Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 5378

Teammate Appreciation Thread

It's player poll season and I'm getting the sense that a lot of people want to praise their teammates, including the ones who aren't necessarily in the world's top 25. I personally love reading these stories, and it'd be nice to collect them somewhere that doesn't require the Teammate Appreciator to...
by reindeer
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Discord Community Discussion Panels
Replies: 4
Views: 3560

Re: Discord Community Discussion Panels

For reference, here is our current list of potential panels: 1. Diversity and inclusion in quizbowl writing: How do we incorporate diverse perspectives on the world in our writing? Sometimes attempts to do this can lead to criticisms about difficulty - how do you navigate that? 2. Quizbowl through t...
by reindeer
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Panel discussion on inclusion and racism in quizbowl (video up now!)
Replies: 8
Views: 6998

Re: Panel discussion on inclusion and racism in quizbowl (join us March 13!)

Yes, it'll be available online after & we'll post the link here.
by reindeer
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Player Privacy during the Registration Process
Replies: 5
Views: 2348

Re: Maintaining Player Privacy during the Registration Process

I think John raises good points here and hope that his post generates some productive discussion! I like the reminder that Google Forms can be used for singles tournaments, when only the TD needs the contact information. I’d extend this to moderator signups as well—I have signed up to staff many tou...
by reindeer
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 6339

Re: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament

Thanks to everyone who played or staffed! This was a lot of fun to read. Congratulations to Lawrence Simon, who went 14/7/1 over 4 rounds in the top room to win with 2750 points. The results from the post-seeding rounds are available here.
by reindeer
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 FLopen - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 3918

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I enjoyed a lot of the question ideas in this! Sadly after 11 hours of reading I don’t remember most of it very well, but at a minimum I enjoyed the “apothecaries”, “whales” and “matchbox” tossups, and the linguistics was outstanding across the board. The “pop art” tossup mentioned a painting (Pauli...
by reindeer
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - General Discussion and Thanks
Replies: 38
Views: 7183

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - General Discussion and Thanks

(e.g. Ashalaho and Ashshipíte seemed similar enough to Ashkúale for a moderator to recognize a knowledgeable player's answer). This is illuminating and, I think, a very unusual philosophy of answerline acceptability. In general we give points for saying what's in the answerline, not for sounding kn...
by reindeer
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - General Discussion and Thanks
Replies: 38
Views: 7183

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - General Discussion and Thanks

I'm happy to see the return of ACF Winter and I thought this set was successful in a lot of ways. In particular it seemed like there was real attention paid to highlighting women, BIPOC, and other people who are often underrepresented in quizbowl, which is great! I also thought this set did well at ...
by reindeer
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 7310

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion

I enjoyed reading this set! There were a lot more good ideas than I could list, but I remember particularly enjoying the bonus on fantasy coffins and the tossup on creoles. [10] In the guru–shishya system, students lived at gurukulam while supposedly using these scriptures to learn mathematics and a...
by reindeer
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)
Replies: 55
Views: 14616

Re: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)

The "top-scorer grad student on a top 5 team" thing bears repeating, though. When you're in a position that powerful & prominent, your actions can disproportionately affect others and you have an obligation to keep that in mind. Having even one person, let alone two (!), cheat at your ...
by reindeer
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Mandatory reporting and misconduct
Replies: 6
Views: 3413

Re: Mandatory reporting and misconduct

Is it actually a net benefit for quizbowl to have a default position on when player bans and the like are (to use Olivia's words) "not enough of a response" / when to encourage going through other channels? Or is it better to perform a more expansive version of what I was taught to do in ...
by reindeer
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Mandatory reporting and misconduct
Replies: 6
Views: 3413

Mandatory reporting and misconduct

I have been wondering about the Title IX implications of misconduct reporting in quizbowl. My Title IX training has taught that graduate student TAs (and those in similar student-facing roles) have reporting obligations for Title IX violations, including sexual harassment and misconduct, that occur ...
by reindeer
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Addressing Minor Misconduct as a TD
Replies: 5
Views: 9610

Re: Addressing Minor Misconduct as a TD

At your staff meeting, tell your staff that along with their quizbowl responsibilities, it’s their job to maintain a certain standard of behavior in their rooms, and that they should bring any concerns to you. I hope it's okay to revive this thread; I have been thinking about this issue a lot recen...
by reindeer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 Terrapin Open: Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 2796

Re: 2020 Terrapin Open: Thanks and General Discussion

I don't really have a horse in this race, but my vote would be for quizbowl philosophy's "back to the classroom" proponents to move more into computational ethics, following e.g. the recent announcement by the MIT philosophy department:
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by reindeer
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 Terrapin Open: Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 2796

Re: 2020 Terrapin Open: Thanks and General Discussion

I thought the linguistics in this set was amazing and really enjoyed reading it. I particularly remember liking the speech production & implicatures TUs, and the raising/theta-roles/transitive and vowel/formants (with Praat content!)/rhotacization bonuses. They were all full of clues that I enco...
by reindeer
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 8344

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

I felt that the Hanukkah tossup was way too easy with the lead-in. Anyone who went to Hebrew School at any point could first-line it. Given Judaism is still something of a minority religion in the US, this doesn't seem like a huge problem, aside from the fact that a good share of quiz bowlers are J...
by reindeer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 2019 Set Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 11928

Re: NSC 2019 Set Discussion

I enjoyed reading the set! Can I see the spectrogram/larynx/nose bonus (bonus 9 in I think round 14)? This is very much in my real-life field so I was excited to encounter it. However I remember the "larynx" part saying something about how spectrograms aren't used to analyze voicing in fav...
by reindeer
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cambridge Open mirror in NYC (07/01/2017)
Replies: 35
Views: 16406

Re: Cambridge Open mirror in NYC (07/01/2017)

Stats here. Congratulations to Jael!
by reindeer
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance
Replies: 18
Views: 7396

Re: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance

"Any chance he got his hands on the Penn-ance packets? He had the weirdest neg in our game. He negged Compton Effect with "triple alpha." A. triple alpha is too hard for this difficulty but a couple of tossups later TRIPLE ALPHA COMES UP. Then he seemed to freeze up and completely un...
by reindeer
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance
Replies: 18
Views: 7396

Re: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance

I don't know; he hasn't volunteered a lot of information in his emails to me. My guess is he was never intended to come (how would Josh explain John showing up without the set?), but again that's just a guess. I suppose I could email him again to ask directly, but I don't really want to interrogate ...
by reindeer
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance
Replies: 18
Views: 7396

Re: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance

Maybe I should have been more clear; the statement was that John wanted the set to practice reading those questions specifically, to practice pronunciation and so on. I get this request a lot when I run tournaments, mostly from inexperienced readers.
by reindeer
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance
Replies: 18
Views: 7396

Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance

As announced in the other thread, MIT is vacating its first place win at Penn-ance. We can’t provide proof of misconduct by Josh as definitive as NAQT can for SCT and ICT, but we wanted to explain the observations and events that led to this decision. We were very under-staffed for Penn-ance, and Jo...
by reindeer
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Security Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 8104

Re: General Security Discussion

In light of the recent developments regarding Josh's performance, MIT has decided to vacate its Penn-ance win. While we don't currently have any definitive proof of misconduct on Josh's part, we think the situation with NAQT raises enough questions about Josh's playing at Penn-ance to justify vacati...
by reindeer
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)
Replies: 25
Views: 9701

Re: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)

1. MIT
2. Yale A
3. Harvard A
4. Brown B
5. Alberta

Full stats are up in the link above.
by reindeer
Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)
Replies: 25
Views: 9701

Re: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)

Morning stats (after 5 rounds) here.
by reindeer
Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance (10/20/2012)
Replies: 22
Views: 11370

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance (10/20/2012)

So, when can MIT expect the set?
by reindeer
Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)
Replies: 25
Views: 9701

Re: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)

He can send it to me: omurton at mit dot edu.