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by madviking
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question feedback request
Replies: 17
Views: 4015

Re: Question feedback request

I liked the execution of the Kanye tossup, but was there a reason it was all clues from Late Registration ? It might have been more interesting to hear some stuff from Yeezus . I don't mean this to be snarky, but it's because the tossup was written/edited that way, and not another way, and what you...
by madviking
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question feedback request
Replies: 17
Views: 4015

Re: Question feedback request

(DI) The Radiohead question seemed to have a serious cliff at "Nigel Godrich." Yea, probably. I'm not sure how well known Godrich is among non-Radiohead-stans out there, but the reason I didn't buzz earlier on him was I was wondering if he did any work for any other bands (which he has, but is most...
by madviking
Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 SCT: specific questions
Replies: 50
Views: 8298

Re: 2014 SCT: specific questions

There was a bonus in round 13 (I think) that went Dead Sea/Turkmenistan/Xinjiang except they flipped the clues for Turkmenistan (talking about the Tarim Depression here) and Xinjiang (talking about some Turkmeni thing here). I feel like that was definitely a weird oversight. This is in the correct ...
by madviking
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 SCT: specific questions
Replies: 50
Views: 8298

Re: 2014 SCT: specific questions

There was a bonus in round 13 (I think) that went Dead Sea/Turkmenistan/Xinjiang except they flipped the clues for Turkmenistan (talking about the Tarim Depression here) and Xinjiang (talking about some Turkmeni thing here). I feel like that was definitely a weird oversight. I think a few people wer...
by madviking
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 94
Views: 13519

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

The tossup on Meditations on First Philosophy had an incorrect clue in the tossup. The tossup refers to the Meditations as being written in "geometrical order" which my teammate buzzed on and said Spinoza's Ethics (which IS written in geometrical order, unlike the Meditations ). All the other clues...
by madviking
Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 94
Views: 13519

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

The tossup on Meditations on First Philosophy had an incorrect clue in the tossup. The tossup refers to the Meditations as being written in "geometrical order" which my teammate buzzed on and said Spinoza's Ethics (which IS written in geometrical order, unlike the Meditations ). All the other clues ...
by madviking
Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DRAGOON Mirror @ Virginia Tech (Sunday, 11/17/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 4798

Re: DRAGOON Mirror @ Virginia Tech (Sunday, 11/17/13)

Congrats to all the teams who played today, the staffers who came out, and Illinois for writing the tournament.

I was just wondering if there was a place to talk about the tournament? I have some questions about some of the tossups.
by madviking
Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall Mirror - UVA (11/3/13)
Replies: 37
Views: 14008

Re: 2013 Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall Mirror - UVA (11/3/13)

Thanks Daniel for running the tournament and congrats Maryland and North Carolina. Thanks to all the staff who came out this morning!

- Ron, Chris, and Anthony (N Team)
by madviking
Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Closed discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 10569

Re: VCU Closed discussion

I thought the packets got more difficult as the day progressed. I'm not entirely sure whether this was caused by my deteriorating physical condition throughout the day, or they were actually getting harder. I think this was especially true of the bonuses. I'm sure this is probably just a psychologi...
by madviking
Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Closed discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 10569

Re: VCU Closed discussion

I am not a fan of the preponderance of military history in the history questions. However, I haven't been playing nearly long enough to know whether this is a feature of regular difficulty tournaments. But from my pretty limited experience, Fall tends to have a lot more non-military history history ...
by madviking
Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Closed at VCU (Richmond, VA) on 2013/02/02
Replies: 6
Views: 2205

Re: VCU Closed at VCU (Richmond, VA) on 2013/02/02

Thanks to Cody, Matt W., and the entire VCU staff for running a great tournament!
by madviking
Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QUARK Mirror at GWU 11/10/12
Replies: 23
Views: 7843

Re: QUARK Mirror at GWU 11/10/12

Thanks GW for running the tournament and congrats to UPenn A for winning!
by madviking
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Fall: UVA Mirror, 11/3
Replies: 16
Views: 9447

Re: 2012 ACF Fall: UVA Mirror, 11/3

Thanks Daniel for running the tournament and congrats UNC B.
by madviking
Mon May 28, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 4 (June 8th, St. Louis)
Replies: 58
Views: 20613

Re: Geography Monstrosity 4 (May 25th, Atlanta)

Thanks to Jeff for hosting/editing.
by madviking
Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) "at" VCU (4/14)
Replies: 11
Views: 5464

Re: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) "at" VCU (4/14)

Thanks to Cody and the VCU/UVA crew for running the tournament.

- RE
by madviking
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 4 (June 8th, St. Louis)
Replies: 58
Views: 20613

Re: Geography Monstrosity 4 (May 25th, Atlanta)

I'll be staffing and I would like to participate in this.

-RE