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by ryanrosenberg
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: GPT3 for Quizbowl
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

Re: GPT3 for Quizbowl

For me at least, generating pronunciation guides seems to be GPT3's killer app for quizbowl. I am *the worst* at writing these guides. GPT3 seems to do a pretty good job on these. It's not necessarily perfect (that first example invents syllables that don't exist) but I'm pretty sure it outperforms...
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Archive of Maryland's MAQT website as of 1999
Replies: 11
Views: 1400

Re: Archive of Maryland's MAQT website as of 1999

Should be fixed now, I got my index pages mixed up.
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Archive of Maryland's MAQT website as of 1999
Replies: 11
Views: 1400

Re: Archive of Maryland's MAQT website as of 1999

Ryan Rosenberg has volunteered to host it somewhere on the ACF website. More details from him to follow. The 1999 ACF archive can be found here. The MAQT archive from a similar time can be found here. Dave also included the likely-not-seen-in-20-years 1995 ACF Nationals program, which is up here. H...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to prepare for College Nationals
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

Re: How to prepare for College Nationals

There are a couple of general tracks to studying for hard college and open tournaments. Because I'm a data scientist, I'll call them supervised learning and unsupervised learning . These don't actually correspond to the machine learning categories but they're a cute way to divide it up. Supervised l...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Men of Quizbowl, We Should Talk.
Replies: 14
Views: 3975

Re: Men of Quizbowl, We Should Talk.

Finally, as an older member of the community with a wide variety of trainings and experiences, I'll offer myself as a resource for younger male members of this community who are having issues navigating interpersonal relationships or recognizing uncomfortable situations. My DMs are open, as is my e...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 4358

Re: [TW: Sexual Harassment] Harassment in the THAT Online Quizbowl Discord

A standard code of conduct like Heather proposes is a good first step towards developing better norms of behavior in the community. Not speaking officially for PACE or ACF here, but I certainly imagine that if the community developed a code of conduct PACE and ACF would integrate it into their rules...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 4358

Re: [TW: Sexual Harassment] Harassment in the THAT Online Quizbowl Discord

Not related to this specific incident, but I think that PACE, NAQT, and ACF should do more outreach about the misconduct form. I think that all NAQT tournaments, ACF tournaments, and PACE qualifiers (as well as pretty much every other tournament) should require the hosts to inform all players and c...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri May 08, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scotbowl 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

Re: Scotbowl 2020

What's the estimated timeline for this set? Some teams are looking for packets for a season-ending event.
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Punishment for cheating in online quizbowl
Replies: 7
Views: 1917

Punishment for cheating in online quizbowl

There's been a lot of discussion in the cheating warning thread about how people should think about punishment for Eric Mukherjee's cheating, and I wanted to start a separate thread to discuss more generally how the community should deal with cheating in online tournaments. To my mind, there are two...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 32995

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

Contra Vasa, I don't think the statistical evidence presented in the thread is exonerating. Chris had an extremely good performance at Terrapin Open Online, even for his normally high level of performance. Other players have had performances of similar outlierness, but those players have had skill l...
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 14832

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern

2020 ACF Nationals has been rescheduled to August 8-9 at Northwestern University. The feasibility of this rescheduled date is still tentative due to the ongoing pandemic, and teams and staff have been instructed to not make concrete plans for attending ACF Nationals on this weekend until the prospec...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)
Replies: 18
Views: 3531

Re: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)

I would strongly prefer a one-day tournament; I think tossups-only will be better for that, but wouldn't particularly mind if we included bonuses.
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Rethinking Middle School/Novice Difficulty
Replies: 33
Views: 9020

Re: Rethinking Middle School/Novice Difficulty

As someone who writes MS questions a lot, this overall feels like a pretty accessible distribution and one i'd feel good about as an introduction to the game. If anything, I feel like there might be room to expand basic literature just a little bit more. Most myth questions will feel literature-y, ...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13579

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

300 teams know who's gonna dominate HSNCT and that it's not them; a solid 200+ of them still have "fight for 6-4" as a legitimate aspiration, and I think a lot of the kids in the neighborhood that Dylan's quoting are among those 200 teams. There's nothing for those kids in college nats; the Regiona...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13579

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

Creating subsidiary titles is a very cheap and logistically easy way to give lots of teams something tangible to play for at a nationals. I'm not qualified to weigh in on this thread as a whole (having played little college quiz bowl and never been very serious about it as a player), but I do want ...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 14832

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota

A reminder that teams that initially qualified have until 11:59pm Central on Saturday, February 15th to accept or decline their bids to ACF Nationals. After that deadline, all bids will be automatically declined and released to the waitlist. Additionally, I've added ACF's policy on late drops from A...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values
Replies: 18
Views: 4205

Re: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values

For the purposes of A-value, teams are ranked using all games against teams in their playoff bracket, first by winning percentage and then by PPG. This differs from ACF Nationals standings because the purpose of A-values is to determine team strength for Nationals qualification, whereas the purpose...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values
Replies: 18
Views: 4205

Re: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values

person361 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:33 am
In that case, Chicago E would be ahead of Northwestern A and Lewis would be ahead of Purdue B. Both pairs would be averaged.
These have been confirmed and fixed. I will take a look at the other issues tonight.
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 14832

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota

I've edited the announcement with a link that teams can use to book hotel rooms in ACF's group block at the Hampton Inn & Suites Minneapolis University Area
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by ryanrosenberg
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values
Replies: 18
Views: 4205

Re: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values

First, it seems like teams with the same record were ranked in Order of Finish by (playoff) PPG. I thought that it was tradition that teams with the same playoff record are officially recorded as having tied for the position (ex. here ). For the purposes of A-value, teams are ranked using all games...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values
Replies: 18
Views: 4205

Re: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values

I ran a few numbers and it seems like a team's strength of schedule was calculated counting opponents' games against the team itself, when the website says that SOS should only be counting opponents' other games. If opponents' games against the team are taken out, it would boost the A-values of str...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values
Replies: 18
Views: 4205

Re: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values

What are the procedures for applying for the waitlist? I don't see any instructions on the waitlist section of the A-value page, although I definitely could be missing something. EDIT: I found that it is under the bid form, my mistake. I've added clearer instructions (as well as instructions for si...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values
Replies: 18
Views: 4205

Re: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values

Any team that wins an ACF Regionals tournament at which at least four total teams from at least two total schools are present will receive an automatic bid. Is there a reason that the winners of the Florida and British Columbia sites are not listed as receiving an invitation to Nationals? Sorry, th...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Should quizbowl reform the three-part bonus?
Replies: 18
Views: 2755

Re: Should quizbowl reform the three-part bonus?

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:00 pm
Would people be interested in having CO with bouncebacks? If we stick to our planned length caps then I think it will be feasible.
I'm intrigued, but I think this would realistically only work if there's two-part bonuses.
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 14832

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota

The editing structure for ACF Nationals has changed slightly; it will now be co-head edited by Ryan Westbrook and Matthew Bollinger.
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 14832

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota

I've updated the first post with a link to the ACF distribution page, which contains the distribution teams should be referencing when writing packets.
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: ACF Statistics Database
Replies: 4
Views: 2562

Re: ACF Statistics Database

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:09 pm
Minor thing - the statistics seem to be counting tiebreaker games as full games for PPG purposes (i.e. Columbia 2019 is counted as playing 17 games, but it played only 16 games worth of tossups).
This has been fixed.
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 14832

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota

Finalized tossups for 2020 ACF Nationals will be capped at 8 lines in 10 point Times New Roman. However, this cap does not apply to submissions; submitting teams are allowed and encouraged to submit longer tossups.
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 3602

Re: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)

Right now the field appears to be at 15 teams, which is not an ideal number. Is there a possibility of another house team (or another outside team) to avoid byes?
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 14832

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota

The announcement has been updated with details on packet submission and the fee schedule for ACF Nationals 2020.
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 2479

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Thanks and General Discussion

The only problem I did notice though was a problem that I think many sets at this difficulty suffer from, which is the tendency for some of the non big 3 categories (most notably fine arts and social science) to become probably a bit hard for this level. With a limited array of askable topics in th...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: ACF Statistics Database
Replies: 4
Views: 2562

ACF Statistics Database

I'm happy to announce the release of the ACF Statistics Database , a website collecting results from ACF Nationals since 2005. This database collects team and player statistics across multiple tournaments, provides nice box scores for individual games, and even has a record book . What data is in he...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

I'll also take this opportunity to plug the new ACF distribution page, which has the distributions for Fall, Regionals, and Nationals in one place, along with handy explanations of what goes in which category and how categories should be sub-distributed.
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 14832

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota

Cheynem wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:26 pm
But WHICH one of the Twin Cities????????
Minneapolis, not Chicago.
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 14832

ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]

NOTE: Due to the ongoing outbreak of novel coronavirus, ACF Nationals 2020 has been cancelled. ACF Nationals 2020 will be held August 8-9 at Northwestern University . I will be reprising my role as TD from last year's tournament. COVID-19 Precautions Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ACF cannot guarant...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 45
Views: 14763

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

Is there a possibility of an online mirror of this? I’d be interested in paying to play an online mirror. I'd also love to hear an online mirror and would be happy to support a good cause or the people who have written packets. There will be an online mirror within the next two weeks. I have been b...
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll 2019-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 13940

Re: Preseason Poll 2019-2020

My ballot. Posting this is intended to spur discussion, not to disrespect any particular team. I underranked your team because I have a secret vendetta against you. Projected rosters have a decent chance of being wrong, especially on teams with lots of changeover. TIER I - title favorites 1. Chicago...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll 2019-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 13940

Re: Preseason Poll 2019-2020

I'm finished at Northwestern and Adam Silverman has retired.
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34509

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

John Ketzkorn wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:55 am
DumbJaques wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:37 am
Please make every effort to pay me at some point tomorrow. I will not be accepting cash.
Given that this is the case, is there anyone willing to do cash -> venmo this year?
Sure, I can.
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Different Styles of Making Flashcards
Replies: 11
Views: 6363

Re: Different Styles of Making Flashcards

I am by no means an elite player, but I have done quite a bit of studying over the years, and have never used nor seen the appeal of flashcards. I take bulleted pencil-and-paper notes on the harder details of everything I study, and I don't understand how flashcards could be more helpful for me. Is...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 18386

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

Others will send emails to people you work on projects with to gather dirt on you That email had absolutely nothing to do with you at all. You should have asked anybody involved with it in any way before making a wrong accusation in public. Huh, I was not aware that I hadn't talked to people involv...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 20596

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

I don't have a ton of preference here other than getting to play as much Super ACRONYM as possible.
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)
Replies: 37
Views: 21078

Re: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)

I graduated from the University of Maryland and will be starting a PhD in history at Indiana University. I am hoping to get a team going there again. If anyone is going to IU and is interested please email me at [email protected].com. big ten quizbowl status: 12.5/14 come on wisconsin/nebraska Wiscon...
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 20596

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Looking for CamO, MUSES, and Unanswered Question teammates, especially if we haven't played together before.
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 20596

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

If MUSES is full tossup/bonus I'd rather cut CamO for more zany side event action. All-subject tournaments are overrated. I agree that I'd rather play a fun side event than a slog of an all-subject tournament, but would like to make sure that there's a sufficient supply of side events that will app...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34509

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 tourna...
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 24804

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Is there an explanation of how the re-bracketing works somewhere? Seems like it's different from past years. i'm confused as to why, say, Great Valley B isn't playing for 49th despite winning their tier 3 afternoon group. I think they are; they just failed to correctly assign teams to columns. The ...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)
Replies: 24
Views: 11659

Re: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)

I, too, would like to play this at NSC. Hopefully a reader can be procured.