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by csheep
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 online: July 20 or 21, 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1943

Re: Scattergories 3 online: July 20 or 21, 2019

When will the stats be posted?
by csheep
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 7070

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Raw stats are publicly available, but I will try and soon directly post the summarized stats here (and Daniel Hothem has graciously volunteered to summarize the CANONEXPANSION and Unanswered Question stats). Apologies if it takes 2 or 3 days. Do these raw stats include the GLOBEZ shootout/where mig...
by csheep
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 7070

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Raw stats are publicly available, but I will try and soon directly post the summarized stats here (and Daniel Hothem has graciously volunteered to summarize the CANONEXPANSION and Unanswered Question stats). Apologies if it takes 2 or 3 days. Do these raw stats include the GLOBEZ shootout/where mig...
by csheep
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires (Side Event)
Replies: 18
Views: 7493

Re: Age of Empires (Side Event)

I can only speak to the ~10% of the questions that I have any semblance of knowledge of, but this set was very hard, very real, and very fun. And, based on the reactions of others who played it/whom I read for, the other 90% is similarly excellent.
by csheep
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 7070

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Thanks for running the event Raynor. The logistics and communication were on point.
by csheep
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 16562

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

To repeat what everyone has mentioned, I very much enjoyed this set.
by csheep
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 7070

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

csheep wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:34 am
Separately, our main event team currently consisting of myself/Aaron Cohen/Mirza Ahmed has an open slot - welcome to any/all.
We still have an open slot, if anyone wants to join last minute or if there's extraneous/backup staff who want to hop in casually.
by csheep
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 7070

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

I'm looking for a team for META, Age of Empires, and possibly Muses/Unanswered Q. I can hopefully contribute miscellaneous lit, spotty classical music, and China Stuff. I know nothing about visual art. I will probably be a third/fourth scorer. Separately, our main event team currently consisting of ...
by csheep
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 7070

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Demand for the main event seems like it's far outstripping the six teams. The current method of allocating spots based on who happened to be online and saw this thread first seems incredibly unfair to me, given how drawn out this scheduling process has been. I would be very annoyed if I don't get t...
by csheep
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 7070

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Demand for the main event seems like it's far outstripping the six teams. The current method of allocating spots based on who happened to be online and saw this thread first seems incredibly unfair to me, given how drawn out this scheduling process has been. I would be very annoyed if I don't get to...
by csheep
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 7972

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

Yes please, more Scattergories votes.
by csheep
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 7972

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

I agree with Will's point regarding not wanting to play a truncated set. Just in case it's an important point, hopefully "truncated" here refers to potentially playing 20/24 given questions from the CamO packets. Whether we play NASAT, OxO, or CamO, we will definitely not play all the packets we ar...
by csheep
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 7972

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

I agree with Will's point regarding not wanting to play a truncated set. My original vote was for OxO and I guess I will keep it that way, though I'm personally agnostic between OxO and NASAT.

Please vote for Rulfo and Scattergories :<
by csheep
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 12056

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

Quiz bowl distribution isn't based on the distribution of college majors, nor should it be.
by csheep
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 7972

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

Last weekend of July sounds good to me at this juncture. In terms of side events, I'd personally be very interested in, and like to agitate for: Scattergories RULFO Golbez Imaginary Landscapes Assuming these are ready + available for mirrors/haven't been over-mirrored by the time late-July rolls aro...
by csheep
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 16562

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

I'd like to play this at a summer side event weekend (mainly thinking of the NYC side event that's was announced to be in the works); if that ends up not happening I'd like to play an online mirror.
by csheep
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 10746

Re: Chicago Open 2018 Thanks and Discussion

As someone who believes that quizbowl ought to roughly track the academy, I think that this drastic increase in nonwestern art is a pretty terrible idea. This statement seems at odds with "Furthermore, a lot of the questions drew heavily from secondary sources (many of which I suspect few people in...
by csheep
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 1794

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) Specific Question Discus

I'm scrollbowling through Packet 11, and in Q16 on Belgium, the lead-in of "“A gamer from this nation goes by the alias “Ex6Tenz" and is arguably the best Counter Strike: Global Offensive player in the world." is super inaccurate. I follow it very casually and I have some friends who follow the game...
by csheep
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 1794

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) Specific Question Discus

Set felt pretty good overall, some nitpicky stuff below: Packet 2 Bonus 6, on _Five Pecks of Rice_ [*]Should probably include some alternate answerlines, like “Five Grains of Rice” and “Way of the Celestial Masters”, as well as Chinese names “Wu Dou Mi” Dao, “Zheng Yi” Dao, and “Tian Shi” Dao, and a...
by csheep
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2018 General Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 1769

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2018 General Discussion

Could someone post or PM me the passwords for the packets?
by csheep
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 4225

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018

settlej wrote:A private discussion forum has been created for this set, called "2018 FST Discussion".
I applied for access to this; could I get added? Thanks.
by csheep
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Open: Organization
Replies: 27
Views: 10767

Re: Side Event Open: Organization

On another note that is unrelated to a Midwest side event weekend, is there anything planned on the East Coast in June or July? I'd like to play quizbowl in some capacity while in I'm in NYC. Thanks! There are rumblings of a CamO or OxO mirror coming together, with site TBD, with DC/Maryland, NYC, ...
by csheep
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FST Mirror at Columbia - 4/28/2018
Replies: 5
Views: 3237

Re: FST Mirror at Columbia - 4/28/2018

Happy to staff this, though I believe NYU will likely be claiming me as one of their staffers.
by csheep
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 24176

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

I voted "insular" and "lack of professionalism" FWIW. I think the forums are, as many have pointed out, very self-selecting in who participates and don't necessarily reflect the broader attitude. I didn't even know the forums existed until I left and then came back to quiz bowl, since I just relied...
by csheep
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers
Replies: 20
Views: 6619

Re: ACF and Powers

Powers are great. Conor's post summed up the advantages nicely. It's a way to demonstrably reward players for depth of knowledge. For specialists in particular, a 2-0-1 statline looks and feels much better than a 2-1 statline with identical buzzes. I'd even say this is more important on harder sets...
by csheep
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 24176

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

The only problem is, more people are playing pyramidal quiz bowl these days than ten years ago, so given a single tournament, question difficulty might never find a happy medium between an upper echelon of more familiar and studious teams and the vast majority of everyone else. Personally, I think ...
by csheep
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories 2
Replies: 23
Views: 8932

Re: Scattergories 2

I can hopefully contribute something to the lit distribution, and not much else. If this sounds like something you want on your team hit me up.
by csheep
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 3495

Re: CMST: Errata

The toss-up on "red" drawing on Asian art had a mistake, I believe, in the title of the Castiglione painting. "Auspicious Objects" refers to some paintings he did of flowers in vases and stuff, and the described painting is called "The Pine, Hawk and Glossy Ganoderma." Apparently a lot of blogs/soci...
by csheep
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 45
Views: 19974

Re: Your Favorite Question

I like "hard toss-ups on easy things" in general. ACF Nats 2011: Question: Marcel Tyberg performed this task between 1927 and 1928, although his result was premiered in 2010. When Anton Safronov performed this task, he used a melody the Marche Heroique piano duet. Frank Merrick won the English categ...
by csheep
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Scattergories 2
Replies: 23
Views: 8932

Re: Scattergories 2

I would love an online mirror as this didn't end up mirrored at the CMST site I played at. Random weekends are typically fine, or even a weekday night. I have no strong preference on time; maybe not this weekend.
by csheep
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 10838

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

The only thing that in this set that actually bothered me is the Kate from She Stoops to Conquer tossup. This is more of a complaint to all of QB, but I hate when people use characters as answer lines unless the characters are truly important/unique literary characters. In general, I think people w...
by csheep
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 3495

Re: CMST: Errata

Can I see the bonus on Cultural Revolutions? One of the dates sounded wrong but I could've misheard. 14. Sheila Fitzpatrick argued that events like the Shakhty Trial and the activities of groups like RAPP contributed to one of these events which took place in the Soviet Union from 1928–1931. For 10...
by csheep
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 3495

Re: CMST: Errata

Can I see the bonus on Cultural Revolutions? One of the dates sounded wrong but I could've misheard.
by csheep
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 13638

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

The opera toss-up on "three" seemed ill-conceived. It was easily fraudable/very transparent/"who's brave enough to buzz first", and doesn't seem to be particularly important as a concept to ask about with the clues selected.
by csheep
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT)
Replies: 13
Views: 10511

Re: 2018 Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT)

The set was enjoyable to me as a very mediocre college/open player. Many of the early clues felt fresh while rewarding "real/deep" knowledge and were satisfying to buzz on.
by csheep
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 13638

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Thank you to whoever wrote the Bottom's Dream lead-in to the Poe question - that put a giant smile on my face. Does this mean Arno Schmidt has been officially introduced into the canon? :party: The "Dante" tossup felt a a little cliff-y, with the clues prior to the description of Paolo and Francesca...
by csheep
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 24286

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

I haven't posted on here in years, I don't really play much quiz bowl, and I'm slightly nervous about posting this here when I know it's not anonymous. But as someone who joined quiz bowl and other activities in college and then decided that she liked the other activities better, I think I have som...
by csheep
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 26433

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

Are there any plans to use Ophirstats for CMST?
by csheep
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On the Role of the Discord
Replies: 9
Views: 4822

Re: On the Role of the Discord

Just remember: if you want to discourage a particular kind of discussion, you can also use norms or shaming instead of rules. Back in like 2008 or 2009, when I was in the quizbowl IRC every night, there was no formal rule against discussing politics. #politics did not exist yet as a separate channe...
by csheep
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On the Role of the Discord
Replies: 9
Views: 4822

Re: On the Role of the Discord

I am one of (I think several, based on Discord comments) people who generally keep Politics (as well as other channels classified as "Off Topic," including anime/sports/comics/etc.) muted. It's pretty easy to avoid the politics channel if one wishes to. It might be worth making the Politics channel ...
by csheep
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid Spring Tournament (CMST) @ NYU (3/3/18)
Replies: 12
Views: 5729

Re: Cal's Mid Spring Tournament (CMST) @ NYU (3/3/18)

Is there any interest for a Scattergories 2 mirror at this site, as that is something I'd like to play if so.
by csheep
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SMT Open Online Test Mirror (2/24)
Replies: 41
Views: 12326

Re: SMT Open Skype Test Mirror (2/24)

I played in the Discord WAO II (we did a couple of rounds over Skype but there were frequent issues with people unable to connect, audio issues, etc. and we switched entirely to Discord by the end). I think most people agree with using mic, though some players would use the chat/type, and it feels w...
by csheep
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 26433

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

Honestly, I think a much bigger problem is that local teams aren't being proactive about signing up... To be fair, if one is to make the argument that "no matter what, Northeast teams aren't going to go down to Maryland to play a tournament and there's one can do about it," you also can't harp too ...
by csheep
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 20186

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

kitakule wrote:Any word on when stats for the whole tournament will be posted?
Did this ever happen, and was the whole set ever posted? I have packets 1 - 4 via email from Kurtis but I can't seem to locate the rest; not sure if this is because I have it somewhere and forgot about it.
by csheep
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)
Replies: 15
Views: 7242

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)

Looking for teammates for Scattergories. EDIT2: as an NYC site is in fact happening, I will be going to that one. I'm interested in this, assuming there's no NYC/adjacent site. As always I offer questionable lit buzzes, fraudulent music knowledge, and "ChinaStuff"TM. Let me know if this sounds usefu...
by csheep
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: XENOPHON
Replies: 28
Views: 13527

Re: XENOPHON

Thoughts on random questions: The answerlines of "character shares name with author" and "end of history" were needlessly specific in my opinion, and could've been simplified down to "the author is a character" and just "history" without changing much in the question. In the former, I was prompted 3...
by csheep
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: XENOPHON
Replies: 28
Views: 13527

Re: XENOPHON

Congrats to Tejas and Auroni for defeating Mike and Joey (165-120) in the final of the XENOPHON Skype Mirror! Stats are currently up, and because Wright State will be unable to host a mirror of XENOPHON, packets will be up momentarily. As well as that, a discussion thread for the set should be up s...
by csheep
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: XENOPHON
Replies: 28
Views: 13527

Re: XENOPHON

Looking for a teammate for the Skype mirror; if you're OK with covering pretty much the entirety of the history distribution feel free to message me.

edit: I am teaming with Austin Foos for this.