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by mahir256
Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WUSTL mirror of 2015 VCU Open - August 8, 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 4409

Re: WUSTL mirror of 2015 VCU Open - August 8, 2015

I'm wondering if we could totally play Tricon: The Next Generation as a little side event for this (of course, excluding James and I from playing the packet that we wrote).
by mahir256
Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tricon: The Next Generation
Replies: 50
Views: 26592

Re: Tricon: The Next Generation

Although I can't go to Richmond to play the actual tournament (I hope to attend the Wash U mirror of VCU Open instead), I do wonder if James and I can still submit a packet for this.
by mahir256
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State
Replies: 61
Views: 42599

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State

http://www.qbwiki.com/w/images/thumb/5/5e/State-of-quizbowl.png/787px-State-of-quizbowl.png I put together a map using the information given. You may hijack and modify it as you wish. The full version is here . EDIT: made the color scheme coherent, uploaded to the wiki, and embedded the file NOTE: ...
by mahir256
Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Discussion of pronunciation guides
Replies: 30
Views: 13936

Re: Discussion of pronunciation guides

...it would require moderators to stop reading, look down at the bottom of the question, say the word, and then go back up to where they were reading, find their place again, and resume reading... This would only happen with good moderators, or at least those who have enough knowledge to make out b...
by mahir256
Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Discussion of pronunciation guides
Replies: 30
Views: 13936

Re: Discussion of pronunciation guides

I would think a good compromise measure (at least for moderators that have hard times pronouncing things) would be to have the pronunciations mixed in with the text, with the actual spellings placed after the answerline. An example, using the tossup Andrew Hart embedded, is below: Congenital decreas...
by mahir256
Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15
Replies: 39
Views: 21375

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15

I will be going to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and I hope to make time for quizbowl there.
by mahir256
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '14-'15
Replies: 91
Views: 33184

Re: Illinois '14-'15

Like the rest of my team, I am absolutely disgusted at the questions that our conference is using. The unwillingness of teams near us to use quality material puts us at a disadvantage in terms of what experience we can cultivate south of I-70.

EDIT: Heeded Mgmt.'s warning.
by mahir256
Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 IHSA
Replies: 80
Views: 21445

Re: 2014 IHSA

We plan to make a killing on Friday, if the scheißeness of the questions allows it.
I'm glad that people south of I-70 are recognized in Class A.

EDIT: Remove the inflammatory comment.
by mahir256
Thu May 30, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 5
Replies: 47
Views: 10389

Re: Geography Monstrosity 5 (postponed to NSC)

I will totally do it, contingent on PACE extending the field to allow 4+ waiting teams (Carbondale being the fourth) into the brackets.
Please add me as a free agent. I doubt anyone else from my team will be doing it, so...
by mahir256
Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament difficulty discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 25668

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament difficulty discussion

On the whole lots of the expected came out of the tournament, so I felt all right with the distribution and the quality of the questions. There was, at least from my point of view, a disproportionately high number of science in the playoffs and history/geography in the afternoon, but that is not sur...