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by Cheynem
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Regs 2021: quick thoughts on critical practices
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: ACF Regs 2021: quick thoughts on critical practices

One of the challenges many players of tournaments have in giving good, specific, and even positive feedback relates to the way most players receive the questions--in very incomplete form linked to events triggering great emotions. It's easy to remember the questions that "caused" someone t...
by Cheynem
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament
Replies: 24
Views: 2980

Re: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament

The spreadsheet is view-only.
by Cheynem
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Geography Front - Gauging Interest
Replies: 31
Views: 3296

Re: The Geography Front - Gauging Interest

I'm not the intended audience for this event, but I think it would better as an online, all-day event due to its extreme length.
by Cheynem
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: MIKE (Online, Asynchronous Audio Tournament)--February 8-13, 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Re: Announcement: MIKE (Online, Asynchronous Audio Tournament)--February 8-13, 2021

This is both one last bump to remind people to register, and a note that if you are experiencing issues registering or have questions about the registration process, to contact Qblitz directly, especially Noah Prince. I am not handling the registration aspects and do not precisely know how the Qblit...
by Cheynem
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 7784

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

This is a great decision, doing what is best for safety and also using far superior questions. I wish Alabama the best on their season under rather unfortunate circumstances.
by Cheynem
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: MIKE (Online, Asynchronous Audio Tournament)--February 8-13, 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Re: Announcement: MIKE (Online, Asynchronous Audio Tournament)--February 8-13, 2021

This set is done. Please register ASAP, as this tournament is starting soon!
by Cheynem
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: MIKE (Online, Asynchronous Audio Tournament)--February 8-13, 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Re: Announcement: MIKE (Online, Asynchronous Audio Tournament)--February 8-13, 2021

My understanding is that you have to register as a team, i.e., one person should register for the two people and pay. Then, that person should just get their partner to pay their share to them. I realize this is not always the easiest approach, but I think it was meant to ensure only fully paid, reg...
by Cheynem
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAM III Online Doubles: January 31, 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1361

Re: TOEJAM III Online Doubles: January 31, 2021

Since there is no SCT, could this tournament indeed be pushed back some other weekend?
by Cheynem
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 7784

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

One of the few advantages of online quizbowl, to address your concerns about staffing, is that tournament staff is no longer dependent on region. It is very possible to bring in staffers who do not live in Alabama to staff online tournaments (and judging by the experience of many online tournaments ...
by Cheynem
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament
Replies: 24
Views: 2980

Re: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament

I'd still like to play, yeah. The holidays and finishing my own set really took out a lot of my time in December.
by Cheynem
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 7784

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

I attempted to acknowledge in my posts that Alabama has made a decision. I do not expect that Alabama will change the decision or listen to these posts. What's done is done. However, as I also acknowledged, I expect Alabama's concerns are shared by other states who might be considering similar decis...
by Cheynem
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 7784

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

I don't intend to further argue over Alabama's decision per se...what's done is done, I guess. But I do want to address some of these points. I realize that Lee may not have been the one saying them and that probably no one else who was making the decision will ever see this post, but perhaps other ...
by Cheynem
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: MIKE (Online, Asynchronous Audio Tournament)--February 8-13, 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Re: Announcement: MIKE (Online, Asynchronous Audio Tournament)--February 8-13, 2021

Here is a very rough distribution for the tournament. It does not add up to 100% and you should not use it to actually calculate how many tossups you would expect to see in each packet (roughly speaking, you can, but obviously each packet is going to be different): Film Composers: 12% Films 1930s-19...
by Cheynem
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: MIKE (Online, Asynchronous Audio Tournament)--February 8-13, 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Re: Announcement: MIKE (Online, Asynchronous Audio Tournament)--February 8-13, 2021

https://www.qblitz.online/?w=events

Teams can register and pay for this event here. Please do so through this link--while I am happy to answer questions, I am not able to register you or take your payment. Please do so by the end of January.
by Cheynem
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 76
Views: 7784

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

The die has already been cast here, but I fear that this will be replicated elsewhere. I'm extremely sympathetic to schools or players that face challenges playing online. Until very recently, I had extremely slow broadband Internet at home that was unreliable. There are many schools in my rural com...
by Cheynem
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: MIKE (Online, Asynchronous Audio Tournament)--February 8-13, 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Re: Preliminary Announcement: MIKE (Online, Asynchronous Audio Tournament)--February 8-13, 2021

This tournament will now run from February 8 to 13, 2021. Registration and I believe payment will be done through Qblitz, and I'll post information about how to do that once that is set up. For now, please continue to form teams and express interest on the spreadsheet (again, the sheet is not an off...
by Cheynem
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Miscellaneous Audio Packet (12/22 at 10 PM Eastern)
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: Miscellaneous Audio Packet (12/22 at 10 PM Eastern)

What a great packet. If you liked this, I really recommend playing my upcoming online event which will feature numerous similar questions:

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=24628
by Cheynem
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: PAveMEnT: A Remote Cooperation Audio Tournament (Winter 2020)
Replies: 30
Views: 5698

Re: PAveMEnT: A Remote Cooperation Audio Tournament (Winter 2020)

I have a small one in February probably.
by Cheynem
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)
Replies: 16
Views: 5314

Re: JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)

I need someone who has Bible knowledge other than watching Veggie Tales episodes to be my partner.
by Cheynem
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 5 (Summer 2021)
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Scattergories 5 (Summer 2021)

Will this be online or potentially in person, depending on how things go?
by Cheynem
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: MIKE (Online, Asynchronous Audio Tournament)--February 8-13, 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Re: Preliminary Announcement: MIKE (Online, Asynchronous Audio Tournament)--Probably February 2021

This set is 80% done and should be easily finished by February. Here is an "express interest/matchmaking" spreadsheet if you want to find a partner. It's not a formal registration because the date isn't finalized yet. There isn't really a field cap per se, so there's no need to even put yo...
by Cheynem
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: John Charles Daly III (Postponed)
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

Re: John Charles Daly III (Postponed)

The set got run in Canada. I don't know if the tournament's producers would be interested in running an online mirror, but I'd play.
by Cheynem
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)
Replies: 16
Views: 5314

Re: JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)

Will it take longer for this set to be produced than it took for the Israelites to make it through the wilderness?

(This is intended as humor--I am more interested in playing the set in a summer anyway.)
by Cheynem
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: John Charles Daly III Canadian Mirror (December 6, 2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: John Charles Daly III Canadian Mirror (December 6, 2020)

Is this tournament only open for Canadians?
by Cheynem
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 7248

Re: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement

This was a very fun set. I would mildly recommend for the next set to go deeper rather than wider--that is, ask questions about only one or two pieces of media rather than jumping around so much (although I did like the mental puzzle of being ready for a wide variety of clues).
by Cheynem
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20
Replies: 21
Views: 3124

Re: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20

I AM NOT YOUR "BUDDY"
by Cheynem
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20
Replies: 21
Views: 3124

Re: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20

2 PM real time. Check.
by Cheynem
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20
Replies: 21
Views: 3124

Re: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20

Is this indeed starting at 1 PM Central time?
by Cheynem
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20
Replies: 21
Views: 3124

Re: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20

Will you send out information about payment, starting times, etc. soon?
by Cheynem
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: MIKE (Online, Asynchronous Audio Tournament)--February 8-13, 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Announcement: MIKE (Online, Asynchronous Audio Tournament)--February 8-13, 2021

This is an announcement for MIKE (Music I Kinda Enjoy), an online, asynchronous audio tournament. It will use basically the same format as MARCATO and PAVEMENT (i.e., players listen to audio clips of about 60 to 70 seconds and identify a composer or work or something else). Edit: It will be run thro...
by Cheynem
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 Festivus [20 December 2020]
Replies: 18
Views: 3876

Re: 2020 Festivus [Date TBD, please answer the poll]

I don't have any problem with some organization of this and it's good that Em stepped up--a schedule at a bare minimum and some plans to allow for multiple rooms in case there are 50 or 100 people for a packet (which has not happened for any Festivus packet in my experience) are good things. I reall...
by Cheynem
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 14: Global Announcement
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Re: ACRONYM 14: Global Announcement

If there is a (in-person) HSNCT, which is presumably up in the air at this point, will this be mirrored there?
by Cheynem
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Packet Submission discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4302

Re: Packet Submission discussion

I want to think of this issue from the perspective of a team that finds packet submission requirements to be onerous. 1. First of all, many such teams, if they are actually all novice or inexperienced, do not have to write to begin with. 2. Secondly, I think some change in the requirements that allo...
by Cheynem
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2020 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2361

Re: ACF Fall 2020 - Thanks and General Discussion

NAQT has a standard answerline database--could ACF consider compiling one, especially for answerlines likely to come up in Fall?
by Cheynem
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Pop Culture Events at Qblitz
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Re: Pop Culture Events at Qblitz

There is a chance that November 15 will be when Acro-Demia, another trash event will take place. Does the asynchronous nature of the tournament mean it is simply just available on November 15 or must everyone finish the event on that day?
by Cheynem
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Looking for a set - can be "older"
Replies: 13
Views: 1713

Re: Looking for a set - can be "older"

I would hope no one is "attacking" you. We all love quizbowl. We all want people to be as safe as possible. As I said, I have every confidence that you would do your very best to create a safe environment in playing quizbowl. However, some of us are just unsure if this is the safest, best ...
by Cheynem
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Looking for a set - can be "older"
Replies: 13
Views: 1713

Re: Looking for a set - can be "older"

As someone who ran NASAT for a year and was involved in its planning some other years, it also is in a different position than other tournaments. NASAT is almost always run at an university, not a hotel, which is even more up in the air at the moment. NASAT requires multiple schools in states to coo...
by Cheynem
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Looking for a set - can be "older"
Replies: 13
Views: 1713

Re: Looking for a set - can be "older"

As someone whose Internet is very bad, I sympathize with the poor experiences in online events. Are there ways to better simulate in-person quizbowl than actually having a 22-team in-person tournament? What about mini-leagues or tournaments involving just a couple of teams, where they can scrimmage ...
by Cheynem
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes
Replies: 14
Views: 2324

Re: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes

Yeah, to be clear, I would not allow typing to unnecessarily extend or delay questions. In particular, I'm comfortable with saying that bonuses should use voice chat or have people very comfortable typing quickly.
by Cheynem
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes
Replies: 14
Views: 2324

Re: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes

I can certainly imagine the headaches that Buzzword causes regarding typed responses (although I imagine that Buzzword's inability to prompt also plays a huge role in this). I haven't seen too many problems regarding typed responses in the online packets and tournaments I've played, but, sure, I can...
by Cheynem
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes
Replies: 14
Views: 2324

Re: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes

I'm not planning on playing ACF tournaments online, but I dislike the push to get people to speak their answers, as opposed to type. I realize the rule says that if you have technical issues, you are allowed to type your answer. I am also aware why this rule is being used--it better simulates "...
by Cheynem
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Questions About NAQT Packet Usage
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Questions About NAQT Packet Usage

Today, TJ's tournament ran into an issue where a player participated in the tournament despite having purchased the question set from NAQT. This generated a number of questions on Discord, and I think it's best to collect all the questions and separate them from this specific tournament. First, the ...
by Cheynem
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20
Replies: 21
Views: 3124

Re: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - Weekend of 11/14/20

Assuming this doesn't land on the times that I cannot play, I'd be pretty interested in this.
by Cheynem
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Statement on Stony Brook Quiz Bowl
Replies: 6
Views: 2152

Re: A Statement on Stony Brook Quiz Bowl

While it is always good to acknowledge what you could have done better, I would not beat yourself up too much. As cliche as it is, these are truly unprecedented times for all quizbowl teams and TD's--the quizbowl community does not have a lot of experience in running large online tournaments, or in ...
by Cheynem
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 11819

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

Having played several Discord tournaments and one Zoom tournament, I can say that the quality for me, who has a bad Internet connection, was much better on Zoom, at least for having my camera on and being able to see the videos of all the other participants in the match. I could do this on Zoom, whe...
by Cheynem
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Impossible Lair - Old Videogame Tournament - 9/25/20
Replies: 22
Views: 2586

Re: Impossible Lair - Old Videogame Tournament - 9/25/20

We had a player drop so let me or one of my teammates know if you want to join.

Update: This slot filled.
by Cheynem
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FRENCH II on Discord (11/14)
Replies: 10
Views: 3375

Re: FRENCH II on Discord (10/24 and 11/14)

At the risk of asking an idiotic question...

is $20 per person or per team?
by Cheynem
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Impossible Lair - Old Videogame Tournament - 9/25/20
Replies: 22
Views: 2586

Re: Impossible Lair - Old Videogame Tournament - 9/25/20

I am not totally sure how Zoom works--what is the camera policy for this tournament?
by Cheynem
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PAveMEnT: A Remote Cooperation Audio Tournament (Winter 2020)
Replies: 30
Views: 5698

Re: PAveMEnT: A Remote Cooperation Audio Tournament (Winter 2020)

Can there be like a team formation sheet? I'm kind of interested in playing, but I don't want to register until I have a partner secured.
by Cheynem
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)
Replies: 55
Views: 11831

Re: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)

I think Annabelle is exactly right in that we need a more organized and set process for handling online cheating accusations (I think the thread Ike started in Collegiate Discussion is a good start). I understand why Caleb is mad; I would be upset too. I think what is unfortunate about this situatio...