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by Bloodwych
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl and Mental Health
Replies: 30
Views: 17578

Re: Quizbowl and Mental Health

My time playing was at several times influenced by various existential stressors (I recall, at one point in the distant past, writing ACF Fall questions from a hospital bed) that made the idea of escapism eminently attractive. In the end, however, the things I ended up valuing and found most importa...
by Bloodwych
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false names
Replies: 56
Views: 18441

Re: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false name

Ike wrote:It's that Maryland failed to make it clear what the open / closed policy is to everyone, which is non-ideal.
It is under the first heading in the Terrapin announcement.
by Bloodwych
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Exactitude in Science Writing
Replies: 45
Views: 19652

Re: On Exactitude in Science Writing

there’s a lot in it that reads like a bunch of sour grapes This is a pretty pathetic way of delegitimizing criticism of a question in any context. "Be a better player" or "learn to buzz like a top-notch scientist" is a not a great riposte to someone who buzzes in with legitimate knowledge in a deep...
by Bloodwych
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 71
Views: 8470

Re: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata

Can you post the bacillus/anthrax/protein folding bonus? This genus’s amyloliquefaciens species produces the enzyme barnase, which is known for its extremely tight binding with its inhibitor barstar. For 10 points each: [10] Name this genus of Gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria. Its subtilis specie...
by Bloodwych
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 71
Views: 8470

Re: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata

Can you post the bacillus/anthrax/protein folding bonus?
by Bloodwych
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 71
Views: 8470

Re: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata

The second "R" in barbiturates is often silent. I pronounced it this way and was given points. Did that not happen everywhere? Andrew Lim pointed out something to me about the question on the Long Telegram saying it was written using the pseudonym "X" or something. I don't really remember the bonus...
by Bloodwych
Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 4144

Re: PB 2016: General Discussion

I am upset that I only got to play 9 rounds of this set, because I thought it was good despite being written/edited/compiled at the last moment and filled with grammar issues (although the readers at our site did a great job of mitigating a lot of that). The set was actually the zenith of my Penn Bo...
by Bloodwych
Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)
Replies: 54
Views: 29881

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)

Amizda Calyx wrote:"All teams are guaranteed 13 rounds." :/
Yeah...
by Bloodwych
Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 8515

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Irreligion in Bangladesh wrote:Could you post the tossup on menstruation?
Can you still post this? I think I hesitated on this too because it confused me a bit as well. Thanks!
by Bloodwych
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 STIMPY: Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 2947

Re: 2015 STIMPY: Question-Specific Discussion

Thanks for your enormously helpful input.
by Bloodwych
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 110
Views: 34725

Re: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion

The Superfluous Man wrote:
Amizda Calyx wrote:Is there a reason our packet hasn't been posted :(
Also why is round 1 encrypted still.
My mistake, I'll fix that tonight.
It's fixed on collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com now. Thanks! :)
by Bloodwych
Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 110
Views: 34725

Re: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion

I like hard things and liked this set a lot. Thanks for writing and editing it!
by Bloodwych
Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 57816

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Yeah, I enjoyed this set a lot. Thanks a lot for writing it!
by Bloodwych
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 2703

Re: Specific Question Discussion

This problem is endemic to questions that ask you to "name this thing/phenomenon named for another thing," which is in itself a bad quizbowl writing convention that should stop.
by Bloodwych
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 57940

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

You probably don't have any conversion statistics, but prolactin seemed to me like the hardest answer line in the set. Even with it being in the playoff rounds. Changing "this" to "the" was not a great idea. If you have played quizbowl long enough, you train yourself tune in whenever the word "this"...
by Bloodwych
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Can We Stop Doing This Tossup 0 Thing?
Replies: 26
Views: 8974

Re: Can We Stop Doing This Tossup 0 Thing?

Yeah, you're better off just skipping it.
by Bloodwych
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 10802

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion

Were there, like, any unique clues for the "transplant rejection" tossup? This was the most absurdly bad bio question I have ever seen in a tournament, including high school-edited ones and VETO. I don't understand how this got through even the most minimal of editing. I'm no scientist, but it seem...
by Bloodwych
Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Just what is "business casual" dress, and how do I wear it?
Replies: 52
Views: 22710

Re: Just what is "business casual" dress, and how do I wear

Ike wrote: My advice to them is to shower before the tournament because chances are they aren't even doing that.
mandatory psa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0xDGXotGIE
by Bloodwych
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Dressing Well for Staffing High School Tournaments
Replies: 22
Views: 9734

Re: On Dressing Well for Staffing High School Tournaments

Cheynem wrote:Unless you're Philip Rivers.
He also has 8 kids and plays for the Chargers. So... don't.
by Bloodwych
Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)
Replies: 30
Views: 11644

Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

A big thanks to Will et. al for running this. It was great fun.
by Bloodwych
Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)
Replies: 117
Views: 52451

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

When they changed the team names, the first column got alphabetized. So, none of the fees match up.
by Bloodwych
Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Maryland Summer Practices
Replies: 11
Views: 5858

Re: Maryland Summer Practices

Practice will be tonight (7/9) instead of Friday.
by Bloodwych
Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Maryland Summer Practices
Replies: 11
Views: 5858

Re: Maryland Summer Practices

im having so much fun here
by Bloodwych
Wed May 20, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Wacky Practice Formats
Replies: 21
Views: 12239

Re: Wacky Practice Formats

Excelsior (smack) wrote:communicate normally on bonuses
between this and "lede-in," it's going to take a while to get used to this newfangled quizbowl lexicon
by Bloodwych
Wed May 20, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Wacky Practice Formats
Replies: 21
Views: 9722

Re: Wacky Practice Formats

Excelsior (smack) wrote:communicate normally on bonuses
between this and "lede-in," it's going to take a while to get used to this newfangled quizbowl lexicon
by Bloodwych
Thu May 14, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2015 Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 3265

Re: Errata

The question on Old French mentioned that it was performed by "troubadours," which isn't true. Trouveres wrote poetry in Old French.
by Bloodwych
Sat May 09, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion
Replies: 227
Views: 89758

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion

Rather than rehash any points already made, can I suggest that people try to be a bit more generous to editing crews in general when it comes to making assumptions about how they operate? These are not slackers who barely lift a finger, these are highly dedicated members of the community who put in...
by Bloodwych
Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland/DC NAQT State Championship at UMD (4/4/2015)
Replies: 3
Views: 2905

Re: Maryland/DC NAQT State Championship at UMD (4/4/2015)

Final stats: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... ats/final/

Centennial A cleared the field to win. Thanks for coming out!
by Bloodwych
Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Burnout
Replies: 20
Views: 7904

Re: Burnout

This is tangentially related and perhaps self-serving from my recent experience, but I think that it's unwise to have a packet submission tournament in the spring (a la STIMPY, TITs of past times), both for the benefit of the submitting teams and the editors. I would wholeheartedly recommend to the ...
by Bloodwych
Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 STIMPY: General Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

Re: General Discussion

You're absolutely right. I think a lot of that stemmed from a desire to make stuff easier in general that went way overboard. (In reference to your second point; I can't say much about the science.)
by Bloodwych
Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 STIMPY: Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 2947

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

We caught the issue with the Nunavut question at our site and changed it to "territory" immediately. Sorry about that. Here it is with the text replaced (the original had "province" instead of "territory"): 10. Photosynthetic organisms called hypoliths are found in large quantities on this territory...
by Bloodwych
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 26858

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

There is now a discussion forum set up for this set. Go to User Control Panel -> Usergroups to request access.
by Bloodwych
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 STIMPY: General Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

2015 STIMPY: General Discussion

Post any general comments you have about the set here. I don't have much to comment on the set myself, so I'll leave overall judgment to the hoi polloi. I'd like to thank all of the editors for pitching in and sticking with me through the set; I had a great time working with them as they were very c...
by Bloodwych
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 STIMPY: Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 2947

2015 STIMPY: Question-Specific Discussion

Post any question-specific comments you have here. I'd be happy to paste some questions at your request; we do not plan on giving the set out for now, as there are mirrors scheduled for the next month and a half.
by Bloodwych
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 STIMPY: Errata
Replies: 4
Views: 685

2015 STIMPY: Errata

Please post any errata you came across in the set here. The set was not copy edited very well, so I'd imagine there's a fair deal. We also plan on re-packetizing at some point because that was apparently an issue.
by Bloodwych
Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY at UMD (3/14)
Replies: 1
Views: 1956

Re: STIMPY at UMD (3/14)

UVA cleared the field to win the tournament. Thanks for coming out!

Stats: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... nal_stats/
by Bloodwych
Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 26858

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

I have sent out the set to the 3/14 sites. If there's a problem shoot me an email.
by Bloodwych
Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Emergency Situation - All Writers Needed (RESOLVED)
Replies: 28
Views: 13084

Re: Emergency Situation - All Writers Needed

There is a Bee finals packet.
by Bloodwych
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015
Replies: 95
Views: 45069

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

I'll play if I'm there, which is likely.
by Bloodwych
Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 26858

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

Reminder that the $0 deadline is tonight! I don't plan on extending it again, so get your stuff in.
by Bloodwych
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 26858

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

I've decided to extend the $0 deadline through Feb. 8. I'll update the original post. I was originally only going to extend it through today, but I forgot to post the change and felt it would be unfair.
by Bloodwych
Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 26858

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

I'm bumping this as the $0 deadline has passed and we've only received nine packets. I'd be willing to extend the $0 deadline another week or two if it's convenient for everyone. Thanks!
by Bloodwych
Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 Regionals: Specific question requests and discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 10580

Re: 2015 Regionals: Specific question requests and discussio

Can you post the question on "German"? Thanks!
by Bloodwych
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 26858

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

christino wrote:Is the date of the Yale mirror confirmed yet?
Yale's mirror will be on 4/4. The original date fell during their spring break and they could not find another open spot.
by Bloodwych
Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 26858

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

The Maryland mirror should be on March 14. Dan is in control of mirrors and should have a list of them. Also, I am going to push back the submission deadlines for this tournament an additional 2 weeks. MattJ brought it to my attention that they overlapped significantly with the deadlines for ACF Reg...
by Bloodwych
Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 26858

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

That is indeed what it means; I'll edit the original post.