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by Connie Prater
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 9891

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

As a moderator, most people don't really care about how good I am as a player or what standing I have in the larger community or even what my name is, and I like it that way. I'm aware that this isn't the broader point of Caroline's post, which we should consider thoroughly as we work on making qui...
by Connie Prater
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19 (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 9986

Re: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

This particular rule change also has the potential to disproportionately impact students with especially challenging life circumstances who might have to take leaves of absence or repeat a grade for any number of reasons, including illness and mental health matters, parenthood, being required to wor...
by Connie Prater
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How to be Better at Being an Ally
Replies: 11
Views: 6906

Re: How to be Better at Being an Ally

I was just wondering why the discord names of the examples were not blacked out as I do not think it would take too long. Yes, I know discord is fairly easy to access and if one really wanted to be find the names it would not be hard, but not everyone in the community is on there. If the men who co...
by Connie Prater
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How to be Better at Being an Ally
Replies: 11
Views: 6906

Re: How to be Better at Being an Ally

Thank you for posting this, Lauren. It's really important not only in the context of misconduct allegations, but also everywhere in the forums (and also on the Discord), that men in particular consider how they engage with women's posts and whether they're complicit (although inadvertently so) in re...
by Connie Prater
Wed May 21, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion of the purpose of Collegiate Novice
Replies: 36
Views: 7089

Re: Discussion of the purpose of Collegiate Novice

I don't know if playing a tournament along the lines of Collegiate Novice will help retain these players (and I don't know how to test that hypothesis one way or another), but my intuition is that Collegiate Novice can serve as a reminder of how fun it is to play a tournament. I also think that the...
by Connie Prater
Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 61759

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

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JL beginning his reform of the Chicago team
by Connie Prater
Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DRAGOON @ Illinois (11/16/13)
Replies: 18
Views: 7129

Re: DRAGOON @ Illinois (11/16/13)

Yo, I emailed you saying we'll have three teams.
by Connie Prater
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Ohio State (10/26/2013)
Replies: 15
Views: 4728

Re: Penn Bowl at Ohio State (10/26/2013)

We are dropping to two teams because of some people who aren't going last minute.
by Connie Prater
Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Split thread: "Venting and vituperation" and sexism
Replies: 83
Views: 18846

Re: Split thread: "Venting and vituperation" and sexism

Hi. I'm Connie, and I've provided the Chicago team with quite a lot of my time and energy in order to make sure that we can go to all of the tournaments every year, so I'll choose to ignore any claim that I do not care about quizbowl just because I don't frequent the board. Feel free to make those c...
by Connie Prater
Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice 4 @ Chicago - 10/13/13
Replies: 3
Views: 1932

Collegiate Novice 4 @ Chicago - 10/13/13

Hello! For a fourth year, the University of Chicago will be hosting Collegiate Novice, the details of which can be seen here . The event will be held on October 13, 2013 at 9:00AM. We'd love to see you there! Please Michael Coates (who will be TDing this tournament) at coates@uchicago.edu if you wou...
by Connie Prater
Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice @ Chicago 10/20
Replies: 3
Views: 2175

Re: Collegiate Novice @ Chicago 10/20

Stats are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1123/ Chicago B won the tournament in a final against Chicago E. Northwestern should have been in the final, but due to a misunderstanding, I accidentally let them leave before they should have. I am really sorry for this. Thank you so much to...
by Connie Prater
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice @ Chicago 10/20
Replies: 3
Views: 2175

Re: Collegiate Novice @ Chicago 10/20

Registration for this tournament is now closed. Thank you for your responses!
by Connie Prater
Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice @ Chicago 10/20
Replies: 3
Views: 2175

Re: Collegiate Novice @ Chicago 10/20

I am really, really sorry about any inconvenience this has caused. Due to problems finding space, we are moving this tournament to 10/20.
by Connie Prater
Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice @ Chicago 10/20
Replies: 3
Views: 2175

Collegiate Novice @ Chicago 10/20

The University of Chicago will be hosting a mirror of the Early Autumn Collegiate Novice Tournament on Saturday October 20, 2012. This tournament is aimed at freshman and sophomore college players with low amounts of quizbowl experience. I, Connie Prater, will serve as Tournament Director. Eligibili...
by Connie Prater
Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 MUT @ UIUC (4/14)
Replies: 18
Views: 8216

Re: 2012 MUT @ UIUC (4/14)

Okay, we're going to have four teams.
by Connie Prater
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 MUT @ UIUC (4/14)
Replies: 18
Views: 8216

Re: 2012 MUT @ UIUC (4/14)

UChicago might need to be changed to 3-4.
by Connie Prater
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)
Replies: 82
Views: 21039

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Mike Bentley wrote:Our team is actually me, Mike Cheyne, Jerry Vinokurov and Matt Hayes.
Fixed. Sorry about that!
by Connie Prater
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)
Replies: 82
Views: 21039

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Hi everyone. The tournament will take place in Harper Memorial Library, which is on the south end of our main quad. Registration begins at 8:30 in Harper 130, and the tournament will begin promptly at 9:00. Here's a link to a map of campus: http://maps.uchicago.edu/campus.shtml Parking... like so: h...
by Connie Prater
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)
Replies: 82
Views: 21039

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Hi everyone. I just want to reiterate: anyone officially coming to this tournament should send me an email stating how many teams, buzzers, etc. you will be bringing.

My email is: cprater3@uchicago.edu
by Connie Prater
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)
Replies: 82
Views: 21039

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Hello everyone. I'm directing this tournament, so it'd be great if teams emailed me confirmations as to whether or not you will attend
(my email is cprater3@uchicago.edu) so that I could get some kind of count and reserve rooms accordingly. Thanks a lot!
by Connie Prater
Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at Ohio State (10/22/11)
Replies: 36
Views: 20219

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at Ohio State (10/22/11)

Sorry for the late reply; UChicago will probably have two teams here.
by Connie Prater
Tue May 31, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37787

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

the walkway seemed to add a dimension to the tournament. I seem to remember that walkway being very inexplicably hot... The sprinkler situation seems to be an isolated incident most likely caused by the construction. In the three rooms I staffed in throughout the weekend, not much went wrong other ...
by Connie Prater
Mon May 30, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37787

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

Something that was touched on by a lot of the people in this thread: variable bonus difficulty. I definitely agree. One example I found kind of funny was "Emma Zunz" in the Borges bonus. I've noticed this coming up several times as lead-ins in kind of hard college events. I don't know why it's such ...
by Connie Prater
Mon May 30, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37787

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

I don't want to sound biased (I'm from the Atlanta area, but I had to fly down from Chicago), but I really liked Atlanta as a tournament site. The elevator situation and the really loud parade weren't ideal, but other than that, I think everyone appreciated the food court and in general the plethora...
by Connie Prater
Wed May 04, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011
Replies: 62
Views: 20906

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011

In DI, first and second went to Chicago and UGA respectively. I'm not sure what happened for 3rd/4th.

Also, visiting that huge bookstore that was recommended to us got me a copy of Maria Callas's 1955 La Scala recording of Norma for under $5 and many books well under $1, so thanks for that!
by Connie Prater
Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 18938

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

Geography-wise, I totally agree that there need to be more Atlanta tournaments (as Atlanta is about four hours from Vandy and USC, less than four from Alabama, less than three from Clemson, and around six from University of Florida). Georgia Tech and UGA have run good tournaments in the past and are...
by Connie Prater
Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53808

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

The idea is to make teams more considerate of other teams and not take a large advantage of a lesser team. I feel sportsmanship comes into this due to the fact that Quiz Bowl is similar to a sport. The way I see sportsmanship is that each team should help the other, if you can answer every tossup t...
by Connie Prater
Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 3076

Re: Hello

Now that this set has been released, can this go public?
by Connie Prater
Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Literature (or at least my part of it)
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: Literature (or at least my part of it)

I was confused by the repeated use of "this collection" to describe A Season in Hell . As far as I know, it's a multipart poem and I was forced to come up with something else when I heard the familiar clue about the color of the vowels. EDIT: Also, a lot of the third parts were either unconventiona...
by Connie Prater
Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 3076

Re: Hello

This right here. There are a couple of inconsistencies as a result of people changing their minds on things and not updating this to reflect that.
by Connie Prater
Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Literature (or at least my part of it)
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Literature (or at least my part of it)

I'm still learning how to write things well, so let me know what you thought. I have a lot of room for improvement, so it'd be great to get some criticisms. Here's what I wrote of the lit: Tossups: The Birthday Party A Season in Hell Nathaniel West The Mysteries of Udolpho Life is a Dream Christina ...
by Connie Prater
Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois
Replies: 36
Views: 6293

Re: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois

When will complete stats be up for this?
by Connie Prater
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois
Replies: 36
Views: 6293

Re: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois

millionwaves wrote: In Division II, our congratulations are extended to Chicago D, which won an advantaged final over Chicago E after a single round robin to win the tournament.
This should actually be the other way around.
by Connie Prater
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29: Congratulations State College!
Replies: 112
Views: 33371

Re: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29, Atlanta

Atlanta downtown is NOT the site of most places people visit when they come to ATL UNLESS they come for sporting events in the GA Dome. You can use public trans to get to many of the interesting places pretty easily though. I think I remember walking to Centennial Olympic Park during Beta Conventio...
by Connie Prater
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice Tournament 2010 - Open Call for Writers
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: Fall Novice Tournament 2010 - Open Call for Writers

Since you have announced that you are absorbing the charity event, I'm wondering if those writers (and the assignments they were told to write by the 26th) still stand.
by Connie Prater
Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?
Replies: 58
Views: 10835

Re: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?

-I have always been annoyed with mythology being considered a subcategory of literature. While mythology is certainly important to literature, so are a lot of other things that clearly aren't literature. -That being said, I think literature should be either expanded so that literature is as importan...
by Connie Prater
Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderating etiquette
Replies: 45
Views: 7320

Re: Moderating etiquette

And in at least two games, moderators did not prompt for any answer on bonuses at all. Seconded. In one game at HSNCT, we were strategically trying to run the clock on our bonuses, and because we were not prompted for our answers, even though we did have them, we just forfeited those points. This h...
by Connie Prater
Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54175

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

]Chattahoochee playing hard questions and tough competition really payed off in their results- I was impressed with their fighting spirit in the playoffs. I think they lose a lot of their scoring, but they've always got a pool of players to rebuild from somehow. They're actually only losing me, so ...
by Connie Prater
Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 37011

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

An interesting stat I came across--
Stevenson accomplished something I had, until now, thought impossible. 40 PPB in one round :P