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by reindeer
Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Updates 2021-22
Replies: 1
Views: 1138

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: 781

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: 2224

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: 822

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: 5842

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: 1
Views: 1138

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: 3040

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: 2437

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: 2437

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: 3040

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: 1368

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: 2037

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: 4276

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: 4276

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: 3040

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: 6320

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: 2222

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: 5225

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: 1578

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: 6514

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: 6514

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: 6495

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: 13394

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: 2893

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: 2893

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: 9084

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: 2058

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: 2058

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: 7411

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: 11596

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: 16083

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: 7175

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: 7175

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: 7175

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: 7175

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: 7844

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: 9525

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: 9525

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: 11183

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: 9525

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

He can send it to me: omurton at mit dot edu.
by reindeer
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)
Replies: 25
Views: 9525

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

With 10 teams signed up, we're going to try to get two house teams together so that we can do a 12-team round robin plus finals. Registration will start at 8:45 in room 2-190 (building 2 is marked in the map linked in the first post); please try to arrive by 9.
by reindeer
Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)
Replies: 25
Views: 9525

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

Also, if the field gets big enough, would MIT mind if we ran a mirror of Ike Jose's myth tournament after Penn-ance? I've been wanting to play it and I'd imagine others in our region do too. That's fine with me, and I imagine that at least a couple of the MIT staffers would be willing to read. We t...
by reindeer
Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)
Replies: 25
Views: 9525

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

Just you and Alberta so far. Dartmouth and Harvard have expressed interest so I'm hoping to hear from them soon, as well as the other schools we've emailed. We may also be able to field a team of our own, if that turns out to make sense.
by reindeer
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)
Replies: 25
Views: 9525

Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)

MIT will be running the Northeast mirror of Penn-ance on October 20, 2012. Details about the set can be found here . To register, email me at omurton at mit dot edu. Posting in the thread to express interest is fine, but I can only accept registrations via email. Also, please note that open teams ar...
by reindeer
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)
Replies: 22
Views: 10037

Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Yale beats RPI in an advantaged final to win.

Stats: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/98 ... standings/
by reindeer
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)
Replies: 22
Views: 10037

Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

So we're at 9 or 10 teams for tomorrow. Either way, we'll do a full round robin, probably a short playoff, and finals. Teams should meet in 2-136 by 8:40 AM.
by reindeer
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)
Replies: 22
Views: 10037

Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

It seems that I'm the new TD for this tournament. I'd like to start by crystallizing the field; please tell me if any of my information is incorrect. FIELD (10): Cornell (1) Dartmouth (1) Harvard (1) NYU (2) RPI (1) Rutgers (1) Stony Brook (1) Wellesley (1) Yale (1) I have email addresses for Columb...
by reindeer
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 61456

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

The coach of a team in Barker in the afternoon asked me where he could find stats and I told him there would be a link in this thread; if he is still reading this and looking for them, they can be found at http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/158/.