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by Cheynem
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 42
Views: 14153

Re: Best Film Player

Chris Ray I think deserves more accolades as a film player, although his knowledge seems more towards the trashier end of the film spectrum.
by Cheynem
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SCREEN TEST (Visual Film) - Available for mirrors
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: SCREEN TEST (Visual Film) - Available for mirrors

This would be cool if someone were to organize an online mirror (one that kept field sizes to an acceptable amount, as well).
by Cheynem
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: STAR BOWL (2019 Spring and Summer Side-Event)
Replies: 24
Views: 5655

Re: STAR BOWL (2019 Spring and Summer Side-Event)

I liked this set a lot. The topics I knew were well clued and well represented. My only quibble was that some of the answerlines in my opinion were somewhat unnecessarily stringent, requiring a specific word or phrase that I didn't think was always necessary. But that's just my opinion.
by Cheynem
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 3937

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

I felt the tossups were almost wholly of appropriate difficulty and I appreciate attempts at taking potentially harder answerlines and creating easier ones. I also commend the tournament in having easy parts on bonuses that didn't seem insultingly easy or "just repeat the question back easy." With a...
by Cheynem
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 1109

Re: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion

I wonder if there are some potential reforms such as: 1. More strongly encouraging good packet submissions, with perhaps the definition of "good" being slightly relaxed for ACF Fall, by the use of discounts. Having edited packet submission tournaments, you get a sense of what packets are of good qua...
by Cheynem
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Paired Tossups and Bonuses
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Faster (Human) Parsing of Answer Lines

Yeah, I'm not sure on the benefit of that, especially if you're following normal conventions of not linking the tossups to the bonuses.
by Cheynem
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 1109

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

This is neither an argument for or against the packet submission rules, but the landscape of quizbowl has changed a lot since ACF Fall first began. There are almost no packet submission tournaments around. The only ones that consistently are packet submission are ACF (during the regular season). For...
by Cheynem
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Suggestion: Pin the Rules for Online Packets
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Suggestion: Pin the Rules for Online Packets

After a mildly frustrating and overlong reading of a packet tonight, I'd like to suggest that some sort of relatively standard rules for online packets be formalized and pinned. First, let me be clear that I'm not calling out any one or few specific people. I've certainly been guilty of some of the ...
by Cheynem
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Sniglets: A Packet of Things I Like
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Sniglets: A Packet of Things I Like

As is my wont, after playing through hard tournaments, I have lots of ideas for questions that would not work in any setting, so I wrote a packet of them (20, plus the 5 tossups I wrote that were cut from our CO packet, most of which are mildly whimsical). It's mostly trash, with some academia of so...
by Cheynem
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Potential Post-CO Sunday Stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: Potential Post-CO Sunday Stuff

The central issue with the visual things is finding some way to project them, of course.
by Cheynem
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Potential Post-CO Sunday Stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Potential Post-CO Sunday Stuff

For those who didn't see the buried posts in the main thread: While CANONEXPANSION is happening on Sunday night after the CO side events, for those folks still around, I have the sets BUMPY II and Look at This Photograph if folks are interested (minor fee to play). I'd like to play both of the sets,...
by Cheynem
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 18340

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

Will the info about where to meet/when be sent out or posted?
by Cheynem
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

Are we shooting for a hour lunch break between Age of Empires and Scattergories? (i.e., you'll have a hour to go get your own food if you don't want to order the tacos)
by Cheynem
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 18340

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

Well, you don't "hear" them, you see them. HO HO HO HO.

Also, I'd love to hear those film questions you alluded to above.
by Cheynem
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Logistical Barriers to Starting Successful Collegiate Quizbowl Teams
Replies: 7
Views: 1267

Re: Logistical Barriers to Starting Successful Collegiate Quizbowl Teams

Your points about 1 and 4 are supremely accurate and a good clarion call for things like more organization and more thought about team formation. For point 2, I am assuming what you are suggesting is add and space out more "introductory" type tournaments and not simply move things like Collegiate No...
by Cheynem
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 1704

Re: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors

I think Jacob meant mirror fees at less than $10, of which your set isn't doing.
by Cheynem
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 2656

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

If there's a hole on a team when all the free agents are assigned, I'll join, but otherwise I'll just staff.
by Cheynem
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 18340

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

I've heard talk of CANONEXPANSION happening on Sunday after the other events, but for anyone else sticking around on Sunday, I will have BUMPY II (film) and Look at this Photograph (visual trash), which seems like can easily be played in one room, especially for those not interested in CANONEXPANSION.
by Cheynem
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 21
Views: 2505

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

Also, at least at HSNCT, aren't the packets compiled and distributed to the teams?
by Cheynem
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Different Styles of Making Flashcards
Replies: 11
Views: 1371

Re: Different Styles of Making Flashcards

The key in any form of studying is what works for you. If you find yourself loath to use flashcards of any sort, no matter the efficiency, this is presumably going to at some point cause you to not want to do quizbowl. I've never used flashcards, but I know plenty of players who do. I usually get my...
by Cheynem
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 21
Views: 2505

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

I think the challenge at large, national tournaments regarding the use of paper packets or not is: 1. Assuming that all staffers will have the ability to read electronic packets (i.e., possessing an electronic device, such as a laptop or smartphone). Seems simple...until a staffer's computer crashes...
by Cheynem
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 21
Views: 2505

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

I wholeheartedly agree that small, conscientious actions are certainly good things and if feasible should be implemented. I really liked Marianna's post explaining some of these potential actions, almost all of which strike me as feasible and logical actions.
by Cheynem
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 21
Views: 2505

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

In response to Jacob's post, I think there is a substantial difference between you (or even a couple hundred of "you") opting as individuals to make an action like "not buy a plane ticket" and things like political change resulting in better funding for mass transit, airline industries being regulat...
by Cheynem
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 21
Views: 2505

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

I find this post (the original post, other people posted while I was drafting) very interesting and thoughtful. I appreciate your attempts at addressing an issue that obviously is important to society and far beyond quizbowl. In general, I have two reactions to the post: 1. Many of these points make...
by Cheynem
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 4304

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

I want the fewest byes and the most games. I'm willing to let ties stand.
by Cheynem
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 5096

Re: MUSES Announcement

I enjoyed this set--I especially liked having a lot of drama. I might suggest in the future for these kinds of sets only doing one-part bonuses--in almost every question, of the two parts, one of the parts was still a typical quizbowl easy part, which in an open setting, is frequently superfluous. (...
by Cheynem
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM 2: Global Announcement
Replies: 4
Views: 2602

Re: Super ACRONYM 2: Global Announcement

Can a private forum be set up for this?
by Cheynem
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 19
Views: 5389

Re: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament

I really enjoyed this tournament even though I do not follow much modern art. The film and musical theater were very well done and reasonably well balanced.
by Cheynem
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super Acronym at Jimenez
Replies: 9
Views: 968

Re: Super Acronym at Jimenez

What kind of sick world is the Mid-Atlantic
by Cheynem
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 9779

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

Since UIUC is a better school than Northwestern, this better have A/C.
by Cheynem
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 9779

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

Finishing at 7 PM Saturday!
by Cheynem
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 9779

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

I plan on being there, but 5 PM is super hard on people traveling. Of course, you did say times are pending...

(I will have the Look at This Photograph and BUMPY II sets if people want to play those.)
by Cheynem
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 9779

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

What is happening on Friday night?
by Cheynem
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Does every quizbowl organization need its own blog?
Replies: 9
Views: 1369

Re: Does every quizbowl organization need its own blog?

I wouldn't be opposed to a website that tracks all of that, but a key salient fact is that these are, in fact, separate organizations and I think it's best to keep that fact relevant. Someone looking to find information on Greater Pennsylvania quizbowl may not necessarily want to see every NAQT post...
by Cheynem
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 9779

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

Looks like on the map that David Kinley Hall is pretty close to the armory--do you recommend parking in the same lots as last year or is there somewhere closer?
by Cheynem
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 9779

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

Andrew Hart and I are looking for MUSES teammates. You don't have to know things about classics and mythology, but that might be helpful.
by Cheynem
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PSA: Don't Write For PACE
Replies: 12
Views: 2310

Re: PSA: Don't Write For PACE

What's the difference between "young writers" and I guess, not young writers, here? After all, you're not a young writer (maybe a middle-aged writer) and you're saying you don't want to be involved with PACE anymore (and Eric's post suggested this wasn't unreasonable)? Are you advocating that *any* ...
by Cheynem
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PSA: Don't Write For PACE
Replies: 12
Views: 2310

Re: PSA: Don't Write For PACE

I am not a member of PACE, nor have I ever been. I do not know anything about the internal workings of the organization. I feel like, at least only going by the posts made here, that there seems to be a jump in what Will is saying and what he is calling for. As Mike's informative post points out, th...
by Cheynem
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 9779

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

I have the BUMPY II packets (and, I suppose, Look At This Photograph) if people wish to play these visual tournaments in a relatively informal setting at some point (probably Friday or late Sunday for those still in the area).
by Cheynem
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Birth of a Nation: Slapdash Michigan Shootout Day (July 6)
Replies: 29
Views: 2747

Re: The Birth of a Nation: Slapdash Michigan Shootout Day (July 6)

We are in Angell Hall (which is connected to Mason) Auditorium D. If you come in through the Mason Hall entrance, Angell Hall is connected--follow the signs. The auditoriums are directly across from the "Fishbowl" computer lab which should be obvious to see. I saw someone enter through one of the Ma...
by Cheynem
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 9779

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

As long as we don't abridge Super Acronym, I'm good to do Unanswered Question on Sunday night, as I am not leaving until Monday. I don't know what others' travel plans are. I agree with Halle that that seems like an overly punishing Saturday.
by Cheynem
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 9779

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

I think this schedule is better, but for reference's sake, last year we played CamO and then two tossup-only events and still finished pretty late. (I forget how long CamO took, though)
by Cheynem
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 9779

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

Yeah, I concur with my fellow dufusii: if I recall last year, the first thing the field immediately demanded was to play less rounds of Cambridge Open. I guess I can accept that perhaps there's a silent majority of CamO fans and they won the poll, but I really feel like the second side event on Sund...
by Cheynem
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Birth of a Nation: Slapdash Michigan Shootout Day (July 6)
Replies: 29
Views: 2747

Re: The Birth of a Nation: Slapdash Michigan Shootout Day (July 6)

Yeah, please read the updated first post.

In short: Show up between 9:30 and 10:00--I'll find a room in Mason or Angell Hall (the latter is connected to Mason) and post the specific room as soon as I can.
by Cheynem
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Birth of a Nation: Slapdash Michigan Shootout Day (July 6)
Replies: 29
Views: 2747

Re: The Birth of a Nation: Slapdash Michigan Shootout Day (July 6)

A bump to remind folks in the Michigan area or nearby environs that this is happening next Saturday. On a more substantial note, if anyone wishes to announce a packet that they are planning on writing and bringing, please do that as well. I plan on bringing a 20-30 tossup packet mostly on film and f...
by Cheynem
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Birth of a Nation: Slapdash Michigan Shootout Day (July 6)
Replies: 29
Views: 2747

Re: The Birth of a Nation: Slapdash Michigan Shootout Day (July 6)

Unfortunately TUPAC won't be available--the tournament is being delayed until nationals season.
by Cheynem
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Birth of a Nation: Slapdash Michigan Shootout Day (July 6)
Replies: 29
Views: 2747

Re: The Birth of a Nation: Slapdash Michigan Shootout Day (July 6)

Since I plan on doing other stuff in Ann Arbor that weekend, I got a hotel room, so if all else fails, we'll do this post-NAQT tournament style and play there! Yeah!
by Cheynem
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 9779

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

I am looking for teammates for CamO, MUSES, and Unanswered Question. I predict I will answer very few questions.
by Cheynem
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Birth of a Nation: Slapdash Michigan Shootout Day (July 6)
Replies: 29
Views: 2747

Re: The Birth of a Nation: Slapdash Michigan Shootout Day (July 6)

We've confirmed that Star Bowl, Photograph, TUPAC, BUMPY II, and No Banter are able to be used. I would again encourage all participants to produce guerrilla packets as well, which of course will be free.
by Cheynem
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Birth of a Nation: Slapdash Michigan Shootout Day (July 6)
Replies: 29
Views: 2747

Re: Interest in Slapdash Michigan Shootout Day (July 6)

I have decided this will be on July 6th. I apologize to those that this inconveniences or screws over; the July 13th date would have done the same to a few others. I selfishly prefer the 6th date as well, so c'est la vie.

I will update the first post with more "concrete" information.