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by Megachile dupla
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2019-2020 PACE Writing Mentorship Program
Replies: 4
Views: 4847

Re: 2019-2020 PACE Writing Mentorship Program

The 2019-20 PACE Writing Mentorship Program has concluded. Congratulations to the graduates of the program: Jakob Boeye Briana Magin Noah Sheidlower Tony Chen Juliet Mayer Lalit Maharjan William Grossman William Yaeger I also want to give thanks to the following people: Ophir Lifshitz and Victor Pri...
by Megachile dupla
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Homewood-Flossmoor 3rd Annual Pop Culture (Trash) Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

Re: Homewood-Flossmoor 3rd Annual Pop Culture (Trash) Tournament

Can we get a field update as well as any other logistics info?
by Megachile dupla
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2019-2020 PACE Writing Mentorship Program
Replies: 4
Views: 4847

Re: 2019-2020 PACE Writing Mentorship Program

All applicants should have been notified of the evaluation committee's decision a little while ago. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to apply.
by Megachile dupla
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Questions should mention all named works or people
Replies: 3
Views: 3210

Re: Questions should mention all named works or people

Cheynem wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:17 pm
My personal preference is if feasible, you should. If doing so would result in wordiness or lack of pyramidality, then don't. I do agree with including the information in a note in the answerline.
Agree with Mike here.
by Megachile dupla
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Questions should mention all named works or people
Replies: 3
Views: 3210

Questions should mention all named works or people

Just a note to writers that any time a question clues a work or person, they should be named at some point. Preferably they would be namedropped later in the question, if not there should be a note after the answerline with this info. This info is useful both for editors who need to be able to easil...
by Megachile dupla
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2019-2020 PACE Writing Mentorship Program
Replies: 4
Views: 4847

Re: 2019-2020 PACE Writing Mentorship Program

Just as a reminder, applications are due Sunday by midnight Central time.
by Megachile dupla
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: RULFO Online: Saturday, August 17
Replies: 6
Views: 2074

Re: RULFO Online: Saturday, August 17

Can you give an estimate on when you expect the tournament to end? I don’t know how long the questions/rounds are.
by Megachile dupla
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2019-2020 PACE Writing Mentorship Program
Replies: 4
Views: 4847

Re: 2019-2020 PACE Mentorship Program

Just a reminder that you have a little over a month to get your applications in. Let me know if you have any questions about the program.
by Megachile dupla
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30
Replies: 21
Views: 8951

Re: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30

There will be. TBA. Any updates on this? I think we olds would appreciate getting practice on an all-category tournament before CO. Sorry; a family member had a medical emergency the week after NASAT, so that & work has kept me busy. I will be trying to get this set up soon. Is there any update on ...
by Megachile dupla
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2019-2020 PACE Writing Mentorship Program
Replies: 4
Views: 4847

2019-2020 PACE Writing Mentorship Program

PACE is pleased to announce the continuation of our mentorship program for new writers. Program Details The program is scheduled for October 1 through January 12. Mentees admitted into the program will be expected to complete an assignment of 24 questions by January, with mentoring and feedback bein...
by Megachile dupla
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards
Replies: 23
Views: 10405

Re: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards

What were the details behind the "Lil Wayne" wrong answer? 11. This artist recorded the first LP to sell one million copies; that album by this man features seven songs written at least in part by Lord Burgess and concludes with a song that asserts “ever since the world began / woman was always tea...
by Megachile dupla
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PSA: Don't Write For PACE
Replies: 15
Views: 8670

Re: PSA: Don't Write For PACE

I'm suggesting that, as of right now, young writers ought to avoid PACE if they want to find an organization or project that encourages them to contribute, cultivates their talent, and offers them recognition for their efforts and opportunities to contribute more. I'll respond specifically to this,...
by Megachile dupla
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 19898

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

I like this schedule, although I’d rather not play on the clock. Relatedly, will someone be excising the excessively British tossups like last year? That would help cut it down a bit instead of having a clock.
by Megachile dupla
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 19898

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

Seeing as this is side event weekend, I’d prefer to make Cambridge Open as short as possible in favor of hopefully getting another event in on Saturday.
by Megachile dupla
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30
Replies: 21
Views: 8951

Re: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30

Any chance of an online mirror?
by Megachile dupla
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO / Minnesota Open @ UMN, 3/30
Replies: 27
Views: 8628

Re: PIANO / Minnesota Open @ UMN, 3/30

Will we be playing guerrilla history? I’d like to have that, preferably Saturday but if not then Sunday after acronym.
by Megachile dupla
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Festivus (23 Dec)
Replies: 6
Views: 4378

Re: Festivus (23 Dec)

Can the packets be posted soon?
by Megachile dupla
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Homewood-Flossmoor 2nd Annual Pop Culture Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 4124

Re: Homewood-Flossmoor 2nd Annual Pop Culture Tournament

Can we get a field update?
by Megachile dupla
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)
Replies: 23
Views: 13807

Re: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)

Thanks to Rama and all the readers, this was the most well run online tournament I’ve played in.
by Megachile dupla
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 11
Views: 10533

Re: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

All of the collegiate mirrors of this set are complete, the only remaining high school mirror is at Solon in February. To reiterate, EFT is not clear until February, so please discuss it only in the private discussion forum. If you are in college and would like a copy of the set, whether you played ...
by Megachile dupla
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla History Event (PIANO side event)
Replies: 19
Views: 7551

Re: Guerilla History Event (December)

I would prefer to play in person (possibly after a PIANO mirror?).
by Megachile dupla
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8604

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Could you post the tossup on "postmodernism"? I recall Lyotard's definition being clued very early. A 1993 book named for this adjective includes a story that begins by telling its end: “the Sun is going to explode.” Those “fables” of this type were created by a philosopher who argued that this mov...
by Megachile dupla
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8604

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the tossup on the Book of Judges? I'm curious as to what translation was used for the quotation in the first line, as I remember it being different from the translations I've read. The final verse of this book declares that “everyone did as they saw fit,” a phrase repeatedly used througho...
by Megachile dupla
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8604

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

For the Critique of Pure Reason bonus, if I recall correctly, it said that David Hume read it and it awoke him from his "dogmatic slumbers." This is wrong, Kant read and said that about Hume. Hume died before Critique of Pure Reason was published. You’re right about that, sorry for the error. Edit:...
by Megachile dupla
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8604

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Here you go: The first member of this ethnic group to become a millionaire in the U.S. was a farmer known as “The Potato King.” A 1913 Alien Land Act primarily targeting members of this ethnic group caused many of them to lease land under the names of their native-born children. This ethnic group’s...
by Megachile dupla
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League: Human-Computer Open Tournament / Question Writing Competition (15. Dec, 2018, UMD)
Replies: 48
Views: 16030

Re: QANTA League: Human-Computer Open Tournament / Question Writing Competition (15. Dec, 2018, UMD)

janieldensen wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:10 am
Field Update (10/8/18):
[...]
Sally Hemings
[...]
Hasn’t this team been asked to stop doing this?
by Megachile dupla
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8604

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Berniecrat wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:37 pm
For the Inquisition part, was there a reason Council of Blood not accepted or prompted?
By my understanding, it’s not quite equivalent since the Council of Blood occurred later and was primarily meant to target rebel lords. My apologies if there was any ambiguity.
by Megachile dupla
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ University of Maryland, College Park on 9/29
Replies: 10
Views: 5495

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ University of Maryland, College Park on 9/29

Thanks to everyone for playing. To discuss the set, please join the discussion forum at User Control Panel -> Usergroups -> 2018 EFT Discussion.
by Megachile dupla
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Michigan (09/29/2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 4731

Re: EFT at Michigan (09/29/2018)

Thanks to everyone for playing. To discuss the set, please join the discussion forum at User Control Panel -> Usergroups -> 2018 EFT Discussion.
by Megachile dupla
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 4749

Re: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)

The winners were Don't Forget to Bring a Towel! (Stephen Liu, Jason Golfinos, Alex Schmidt, Peter Schmidt). Stats will be up on SQBS within a few days. Also, I want to request again that anyone who played this tournament join the discussion forum and share your thoughts. The goal of this mirror was ...
by Megachile dupla
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8604

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Here you go: Frederick Lugard laid out the British principles of indirect rule in this modern-day country, where he served as High Commissioner for its northern part. In this modern-day country, King Jaja worked his way out of slavery to rule the state of Opobo, which sold palm oil directly to Brita...
by Megachile dupla
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 4749

Re: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)

The discussion forum for this set is now up.
by Megachile dupla
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8604

EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Please discuss specific questions or request to see questions here, with your reason for requesting them.
by Megachile dupla
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 8415

EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

Thanks to everyone for playing EFT, I hope you enjoyed the tournament. The production of this set was not exactly smooth, since Joey abandoned the project a few weeks ago, so there are many people to thank for rescuing this set. First of all, thanks to Ike Jose, who ended up writing the most questio...
by Megachile dupla
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 4749

Re: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)

Thanks to everyone for playing, hope you enjoyed the set. A discussion forum will be up soon, but in the meantime please email me at tejascraje at gmail with any comments, criticism or feedback. Thanks again to Alex for running this and to all of the readers as well.
by Megachile dupla
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IQBTee Shirts
Replies: 12
Views: 5653

Re: IQBTee Shirts

I have serious concerns with the contents of these shirts, both of these make some sense in the context of quizbowl but I would absolutely not want to wear them in public. As you know, the usual definition of negging is something totally different and entirely negative and the second shirt seems lik...
by Megachile dupla
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 26829

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Thanks to Mike and everyone else at UIUC for running this, it was a really fun and well organized weekend. Thanks as well to everyone who staffed and helped out, and of course to the writers.
by Megachile dupla
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 26829

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

I’m in favor of keeping the format as is for Words and Objects, with free agents just joining existing teams. I recognize the issue with not having the best way to determine a champion but I think this format will get the most out of the existing packets.
by Megachile dupla
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 26829

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

For what it’s worth, I’d prefer to move one of the two film tournaments to the Saturday night spot previously occupied by Snick and keep everything else the same.
by Megachile dupla
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2019 Terrapin 30 proto-announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 6770

Re: 2019 Terrapin 30 proto-announcement

Is there a reason you’re abandoning the longstanding and beloved tradition of Terrapin’s name using Roman numerals?
by Megachile dupla
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 52
Views: 30366

Re: Players Choice Awards

I’d suggest having a separate award for total newcomers, players who had never played quizbowl before.
by Megachile dupla
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK playtesting at ICT
Replies: 15
Views: 5686

Re: SOUNDTRACK playtesting at ICT

I’ll second Mike, I haven’t watched as many of the movies that came up here but this was very fun to play.
by Megachile dupla
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 45
Views: 23554

Re: Your Favorite Question

I don't know much about the topic of this question, but it has one of the best leadins I've heard. This poet’s complaint about Ben Jonson’s phrase “the bodies that those souls were frighted from” is probably the source of the prescription against using prepositions to end sentences with. Matthew Pri...
by Megachile dupla
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 15028

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

I enjoyed the set, I thought in general the questions were quite good and I didn't notice any systemic problems. Here's a few general comments I had: The trash felt really imbalanced to me, I remember only one TV bonus and a couple film questions but almost all of it was music. There were two too ma...
by Megachile dupla
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Managing Tournament Staff
Replies: 20
Views: 8181

Re: Managing Tournament Staff

I don’t think anyone’s mentioned this but one very important thing a TD needs to do is double check that for packet sub tournaments, no team is scheduled to play on their packet.
by Megachile dupla
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 13511

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

Someone should correct me if I'm wrong, but from my analysis, the median buzzpoint at the Georgia Tech site, which had (according to forum post here ) ten teams in attendance, was .996 (!!) (and an average above .90) Just to be clear, this was only referring to music tossups, as Chandler's hypothes...
by Megachile dupla
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 17228

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

I've gone through the stats and tried testing some of the hypotheses people have posted in this thread that have not yet been answered. "Bad" teams (let's say <12PPB) will have a higher percentage of 30'd bonuses than buzzes in the first two lines, and "good" teams (>18PPB) will have a higher percen...
by Megachile dupla
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 17228

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

I'd like to look into whether or not there is a correlation between opponent strength and neg rate. I predict that there is not one, since I don't think teams are as strategic as people might think in how they approach different games, and because the weaker team would have fewer opportunities to bu...
by Megachile dupla
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017
Replies: 17
Views: 7859

Re: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017

Just wanted to commend MSU for their running of the tournament. They were very proactive in sending out schedules early so that we could look them over and give feedback on seeding issues so that everything was ready, and Briana did a great job handling the issues caused by the editors not sending p...
by Megachile dupla
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: a Game of Thrones Set
Replies: 33
Views: 12461

Re: a Game of Thrones Set

Can you just post it to the archive?