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by DumbJaques
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 34848

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

Good lord, I did not cheat at Terrapin Open. I certainly do understand regression enough to know that the numbers are pretty extreme. I don't fault people for finding them suspicious - certainly, the psychological effect is amplified because Eric and I happened to be on the same team. I also don't w...
by DumbJaques
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 NAQT ICT: CANCELED
Replies: 8
Views: 2882

Re: 2020 NAQT ICT: CANCELED

This was definitely the right call, based on available information. I know it's disappointing, but there really was no other option. Is there absolutely no possibility of delaying the event and hosting it over the summer somewhere (perhaps somewhere low-cost, like a university)? [I'm sure there are ...
by DumbJaques
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Answerline Selection Analysis
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

Re: Answerline Selection Analysis

I appreciate the analysis here, but I think these examples kind of illustrate the opposite point. To me, when you're tossing up works of literature, those are generally works that exist in a tradition - often most centrally, the tradition of the language in which its written. Comparatively, the fact...
by DumbJaques
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 Great Lakes SCT at Michigan (8 February 2020)
Replies: 9
Views: 2511

Re: 2020 Great Lakes SCT at Michigan (8 February 2020)

Ohio State didn't show up to this tournament. Nobody told me this, despite *several* phone calls to *multiple* numbers, until my text message was answered at 10:15. This nontrivially delayed the start of the tournament and forced us to make changes to the schedule on the fly. Some teams are now onl...
by DumbJaques
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Call for 2020 CO Editors
Replies: 3
Views: 1686

Call for 2020 CO Editors

Hi all - in the time-honored tradition of people being in charge of things by inertial default, Jacob Reed and I invite anyone interested in editing Chicago Open next year to drop us a line at the editors' email ([email protected].com). Please do so even (especially!) if you casually mentioned s...
by DumbJaques
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: electronic distribution of NAQT practice materials
Replies: 6
Views: 4057

Re: electronic distribution of NAQT practice materials

As someone who has certainly been willing to criticize NAQT when warranted, I want to be clear about how fantastic this move is (particularly the effort to make past practice questions available - given that the nature of team turnover means many teams don't have access to the sets they should, thro...
by DumbJaques
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 16685

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

Also, specific thoughts on a few of the distribution innovations we tried at this event (modifying the history distro, Modern World, science history). History Distribution: What we did: We reconfigured how history was distributed: 1/1 "European" (Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, moder...
by DumbJaques
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 16685

CO 2019 Discussion

Hi all - please use this thread to discus CO. I'll try to keep my thoughts brief and turn it over to you all. First, I want to reiterate what a privilege it was to edit CO, and how grateful I am for the work of my fellow editors (and all the other folks who made CO happen). You all did amazing work....
by DumbJaques
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34843

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

First, thank you to the editors who made working on this set a wonderful experience. Jacob Reed not only did a great job editing his categories, but handled many of the logistical and organizational aspects of putting the set together, an area in which I am particularly deficient as a project manage...
by DumbJaques
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34843

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

Hey everyone! The other editors and I are thrilled to have you at Chicago Open this year! We're extremely excited about the set, and for the great teams that are going to play it. A full thank-you post will come later, but I want to say briefly how grateful I am for the work my fellow editors have d...
by DumbJaques
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34843

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

Hey, two important reminders as we close in on the two-week mark: 1) UPDATE YOUR ROSTERS. We were informed of a team that dissolved today because one of the editors overheard it in the basketball chat . Please make sure the roster in the first post in this thread reflects who's actually coming to th...
by DumbJaques
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34843

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

Packet submissions have been updated. Let us know ASAP if something seems amiss. Also, we're actively seeking volunteers to playtest the set. Please drop a line to the editor account ([email protected].com) if you're interested. Please do this rather than unofficially mentioning to one of the ed...
by DumbJaques
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34843

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

Packet submissions -$50 Charles Hang, Vishal Puppala, Rohan Rai, Erik Tomasic -$25 Jason Asher, Jonathan Mishory, Brian Kalathiveetil, Will Bordowitz Mike Bentley, Matt Bollinger, Mike Cheyne, Shan Kothari -$0 Auroni Gupta, Jakob Myers, Adam Fine, Clark Smith Mike Etzkorn, Mitch McCullar, Matt Lafe...
by DumbJaques
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34843

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

The submission dates are the submission dates, but if a team needs a one-day extension for reasonable circumstances, this is very likely fine.
by DumbJaques
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34843

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

One more: The field has been updated and is officially at 18 teams (but I've been given the impression more sign-ups may be expected). I'm going to talk with the editors/staffers and confirm we can go up to 24 without losing our minds. In the meantime, if you are a interested in playing this tournam...
by DumbJaques
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34843

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

I'd also like to reiterate that the discounts for earlier submission are SUBSTANTIALLY less than the discount for a really well-written packet. The easiest way to save yourself money is to give us a very good product that requires minimal editor work.
by DumbJaques
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34843

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

It's specifically my hope to encourage people to submit on earlier timetables in order to give packets the attention they deserve. But if having an extra week would really help people (especially those with recently-concluded editor commitments), I'm comfortable adding a $0 deadline on June 22. I un...
by DumbJaques
Thu May 16, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34843

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

It sounds like the consensus is to go with two side events and run ACRONYM (somewhat ironically) at Side Event Weekend. This still leaves open the possibility of doing a third event (if one is available) on Sunday, but it's certainly not a necessity. Also, the field has been updated. Make sure to re...
by DumbJaques
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34843

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

First, here is a registration form to officially register for the tournament: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdiV0YnKbJc09zmJlqv6bgGEo5lPor1JxkyHCkixqWi3JIEDA/viewform?usp=sf_link On side events: We have 3 possible events - Scattergories, Age of Empires, and Super ACRONYM 2. Right now, Sca...
by DumbJaques
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 17505

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

I’d like to note that this is precisely what we did — so that we would be able to complete the planned number of packets. We did receive significant help, but those questions, like all submissions, had to be edited to fit the quality and vision of the rest of the set — rarely was a freelance questi...
by DumbJaques
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 17505

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

I want to thank the editors for the considerable effort they put into the set, which I enjoyed a great deal of. As someone who has made critiques of editors for indulging in their own tendencies in the past, I want to be very clear that I though Auroni did a phenomenal job specifically addressing a ...
by DumbJaques
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 29557

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

I guess I'll also mention that it's worth putting into perspective how much quizbowl already puts into fairness. I'd be curious to learn if there are other team-based competitive activities out there that don't use single-elimination playoffs, guarantee all teams pretty much the same number of game...
by DumbJaques
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 29557

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

Here I will also note that all of these issues are exacerbated by NAQT's unique desire to count prelim games against unshared opponents; OSU actually could have won our last-tossup game against Yale in 2018, gone 4-1 in the playoffs, and *still not made the super-playoffs because we lost to Chicago ...
by DumbJaques
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 29557

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

That said, I want to make sure that everyone understands that we never have (and never will) break a tie that determines which playoff bracket you go to alphabetically. The only tie that was broken alphabetically would be one where in the morning bracket, two teams tie for first (or 3rd, 5th, 7th)....
by DumbJaques
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT and Feedback Rhetoric
Replies: 12
Views: 5291

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

I don't remember hearing any issues about the alphabetical aspect last year, which is why—to the best of my knowledge—we didn't even contemplate changing it. In before this thread inevitably degenerates horribly to say that, at least as far as I was explained things by R. and others last year, the ...
by DumbJaques
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34843

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

you appear to have mistakenly placed a mandatory "other history/other academic" question in the other science distribution : I would recommend amending this Agreed, "Any science" with one being mandated as "history science" feels like its going to be slotted into "other science," which is not what ...
by DumbJaques
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34843

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

The other editors and I have finalized the distribution; the announcement post has been updated accordingly. Thanks for everyone's patience.
by DumbJaques
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34843

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

(Yeah, I'm not really going to charge you $500).

Re: Side events, I will note that nobody has officially registered their side event yet, so right now zero things are happening.
by DumbJaques
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)
Replies: 13
Views: 6218

Re: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)

Control/morning meeting room is now 214.
by DumbJaques
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)
Replies: 13
Views: 6218

Re: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)

Logistics post: The tournament will take place in Enarson Classroom Building (Room 238 will host the morning meeting). Please arrive by 8:45 at the latest - we will plan to stsrt at 9:00. We've got 8 teams registered, so we'll almost certainly play a RR and then split 4 and 4 for playoffs (for a tot...
by DumbJaques
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)
Replies: 13
Views: 6218

Re: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)

After hearing back from folks, it sounds like the preferred slot for Guerrilla History is Sunday evening after the event (I was surprised too!). So, that's when we'll run it. We'll try to keep a tight schedule on Sunday to keep things moving. Needless to say, if you're not listed in the field right ...
by DumbJaques
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34843

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

Again, novel and important content is ok in a hard part, but (a) not all the time and (b) you still want to have some reasonable expectation of someone actually, you know, answering it. If you just want to make people feel humbled, tape-record a monologue instead. I'm looking forward to playing thi...
by DumbJaques
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34843

2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

I am pleased to formally announce the 2019 Chicago Open, which will take place on Saturday, August 3 . Unfortunately, a series of creative attempts to secure a location in Hyde Park (which accounted for some but by no means all of the delays in this announcement) ultimately fell short. Thus, this to...
by DumbJaques
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)
Replies: 13
Views: 6218

Re: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)

We're planning on running Guerilla History at this event. The two options are immediately after the tournament Sunday, or sometime Saturday evening (before the party). My preference is probably for the latter, on the assumption people will want to get home sooner on Sunday night, but drop me a line ...
by DumbJaques
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)
Replies: 13
Views: 6218

Re: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)

Update: This field is now pretty dope! Make sure you register ASAP to ensure we have enough space.
by DumbJaques
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SCT placement policies
Replies: 15
Views: 6899

Re: SCT placement policies

Also note that it is possible that two teams who play each other in the prelims can wind up playing each other again in the super-playoffs. It seems a little weird to me to say "we need to throw out all games against non-common opponents; as a result, the result of your prelim match will not count ...
by DumbJaques
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SCT placement policies
Replies: 15
Views: 6899

Re: SCT placement policies

That policy is also extremely stupid and screwed at least one team out of a spot at the top bracket of ICT last year, not to mention the teams it stands to potentially screw out of qualification to ICT this year. Apropos of this, does NAQT have any plans to revamp how this is going to work? Needles...
by DumbJaques
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: Chicago Open
Replies: 6
Views: 4621

Re: DATE POLL: Chicago Open

100% definitely not a nefarious social science experiment using the minimal group paradigm, nothing to worry here.
by DumbJaques
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: Chicago Open
Replies: 6
Views: 4621

DATE POLL: Chicago Open

This is a poll for Chicago Open 2019; vote in it! If there is an extremely strong consensus for a date not on this poll, we would likely try to make it happen (though this could pose logistical challenges). Despite the events of last year, we're endeavoring to do everything in our power to bring CO ...
by DumbJaques
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)
Replies: 13
Views: 6218

2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)

After a protracted scheduling nightmare, OSU is pleased to announce a mirror of PIANO/Minnesota Open, which will take place on Sunday, March 24 , 2019. This is an OPEN tournament, and will feature at least 3 of the top-10 ranked teams in the country, so we expect to draw a very solid field. Location...
by DumbJaques
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 38220

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

This is getting ridiculous. Almost two more weeks. Only about a month away from the tournament's earliest possible date. Still no information whatsoever about the tournament. What could possibly be causing such a holdup? Hey everyone - sincere apologies about this. We're dealing with a series of is...
by DumbJaques
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 8235

Re: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT

The majority of elite LACs (and lots of other types of institutions) are experiencing declining enrollments in humanistic fields; at most schools I'm aware of, these declines have given rise to conversations about whether the institution is continuing to fulfill its mission of encouraging students ...
by DumbJaques
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 8949

Re: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)

At the conclusion of playoffs, there was a three-way tie for first place between Wright State, CMU A, and CMU B. CMU A won a play-in game, leading to a showdown against Wright State. After an outstanding, back-and-forth game, Wright State first-clued the final tossup and 20ed the bonus to eke out a ...
by DumbJaques
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 8949

Re: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)

Good morning! Here are the logistics for Sunday's event: First: IF YOU STILL NEED AN INVOICE OR W-9, please contact our treasurer, Chris Schroth (schroth.[email protected].osu.edu). If you haven't otherwise touched base with us, payment will be expected Sunday morning. Location/Time: Registration will ...
by DumbJaques
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 8949

Re: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)

Hey Miami University, you're definitely not registered for this tournament (which requires you to email me as well as register on the ACF website). The emails I've sent to your contact from last year were not returned. Please contact me ASAP, or you won't be in the field. For everyone else: The curr...
by DumbJaques
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 8875

Re: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

I want to single out this set for praise, because it's actually quite a difficult thing to write a good "regular-minus" set, and the editors did a pretty solid job with this one. I have some concerns that it inched a bit too close to regular and away from minus - I suppose we'll get more data on tha...
by DumbJaques
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 8949

Re: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)

Field Update: CMU A CMU B CMU C CWRU A CWRU B Kenyon A Kenyon B Kenyon C Louisville A Louisville B Michigan A Michigan B Michigan C MSU A MSU B MSU C MSU D MSU E Wright State There are still spots remaining - make sure you've registered BOTH by sending me an email, and by filling out the ACF registr...
by DumbJaques
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 8949

DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)

This tournament has been moved to Sunday, to prevent the incomparable suffering that would be induced by having to navigate OSU during game day. See you then!
by DumbJaques
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 8949

Re: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (11/3/18)

Mike Bentley wrote: Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:51 am Can you get the football team to move their game to accommodate you?
I texted Urban Meyer's wife, but he says he never saw it.
by DumbJaques
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 8949

Re: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (11/3/18)

UPDATE: There is apparently a chance that the OSU home football game on this day could be scheduled for the afternoon. My current plan is therefore this: -If the football game is scheduled for the evening, the tournament will proceed normally. -If the football game is scheduled for the afternoon, th...