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by warum
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3673

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion

Sorry about that, while the tossup generally called it a "concept," there was one line that called it an "influential model" (in quotes) because the Elinor Ostrom book discusses it in a section entitled "Three Influential Models," so I thought that phrasing might be helpful for people who had read ...
by warum
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3673

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion

Some questions that I remember really enjoying were: Wolves tossup Turkey in opera tossup Supermodels bonus Paraphilias bonus I remember being confused that tossup on "tragedy of the commons" used "this model" as a pronoun. I've always thought of the tragedy of the commons being more of a general sc...
by warum
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - General Discussion and Thanks
Replies: 36
Views: 2800

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - General Discussion and Thanks

I was impressed by the clarity of writing in this set. I noticed significantly fewer confusing turns of phrase than I do in the average set. I agree with Will's point about bonuses being overly long. There were many times where my team would think a bonus part was over, give our directed answer, and...
by warum
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3673

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion

If I remember correctly, the tossup on "sepoys" mentioned "blowing from a gun" in the first or second clue. I think that clue should have been moved later in the question, since the Indian Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 is the most famous historical period for use of that method of execution. It's possible th...
by warum
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3673

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion

Here are two questions that I wrote down for negative reasons while playing the set. There are a much larger number of questions that I enjoyed, which I might comment on once I see the packets. There was a bonus about Massachusetts in literature that seemed to refer to The Crucible as being set in a...
by warum
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT West Coast Online Mirror hosted by Stanford
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

Re: LIT West Coast Online Mirror hosted by Stanford

UC Berkeley A won this tournament with a 9-0 record. In second place (and the top-placing high school) was Mission San Jose, and UCLA took third place.
Full stats are available at https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/6599/.
by warum
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT West Coast Online Mirror hosted by Stanford
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

Re: LIT West Coast Online Mirror hosted by Stanford

There are 16 teams signed up. We are closing the field for now. Any teams who still wish to sign up can still contact us; your team will be placed on a waitlist. If we can find enough staffers we may be able to expand the field and take teams off the waitlist.
by warum
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT West Coast Online Mirror hosted by Stanford
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

LIT West Coast Online Mirror hosted by Stanford

Stanford will be hosting an online mirror of Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT) on October 24, 2020! The tournament will start at 9 AM Pacific time and have 9 rounds, lasting approximately until 5:30 PM. You may read more about the set here: https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2278...
by warum
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 23
Views: 11661

Re: Announcing Qblitz

I encountered a situation today when my internet briefly went out while I was typing an answer. When the internet came back, the page seemed to be stuck on "Submitting answer" and nothing was happening. So I refreshed the page, and it advanced to the next question, skipping the step where it usually...
by warum
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 23
Views: 11661

Re: Announcing Qblitz

After playing my first game on Qblitz (the seeding round of MARCATo), I was impressed with how smoothly the user interface works. I have two suggestions that I feel would further improve the experience. 1. Prompts. The writers should be able to specify certain possible answers that trigger a prompt ...
by warum
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: On HS Teams Without Coaches
Replies: 68
Views: 7668

Re: On HS Teams Without Coaches

Rohan, if you don't think that 11-year-old kids should have an adult along with them while walking by a busy road as part of an official school activity, I don't know what to tell you. First of all, kids that age are not mature enough to manage a situation if one of them gets lost or has a medical e...
by warum
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT
Replies: 12
Views: 3326

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT

When a season of Buzzword is over, overall standings reflect the best 5 games of each player. Will category standings be calculated similarly, or are they only based on total points scored in each category, favoring players who played more games?
by warum
Wed May 27, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 10947

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

Re: breakout rooms, I suspect that the perceived delay was not really a delay. When you reassign people into breakout rooms, you basically need to wait for all of the rounds in the bracket to finish. Re-assigning breakouts is not difficult and should take 1 minute max per team. I am guessing that i...
by warum
Thu May 07, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 5931

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

Is it required that the webcam be pointed at our hands? Or is a built-in laptop webcam that can only view our face OK?
by warum
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 4468

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

My completely subjective impression is that, compared to 2019 Regionals, the 2020 tossups were equal in difficulty while being more engagingly written/fun to play. The bonuses seemed slightly harder than last year.
by warum
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 38762

Re: Player Poll 2019

I'm surprised that Rahul Keyal has not gotten more discussion on here. He lead a team to T-7 at ICT, ahead of teams like MSU and Penn, and with a better PPB to boot. I'm bad at remembering categories, but I read for him at both ICT and Nats and he was a force to be reckoned with at both. You should...
by warum
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 34942

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

Aaron's Rod wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:54 am I also hear that Natan of Stanford first-clued the composer tossup in Editors 1
It was more of a third-clue buzz.
by warum
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: California Summer Open(s)?
Replies: 15
Views: 8073

Re: California Summer Open(s)?

I'd love to play this! I'll be out of town approximately July 7 through July 28, so I would strongly prefer a June or August date.
by warum
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 22020

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

One idea we had was combining religion and myth into a single 1/1 I like this idea. I'd use the resulting extra question to have 1/1 "mathematical sciences" including pure math, math applications, statistics, and CS, and 1/1 "other science" including Earth science, astronomy, engineering, and inter...
by warum
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 34942

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

the absurdity of nationals is discouraging for far more people. Being on a two-person team as you were must make Nats feel even harder and more stressful than it already is. I think the difference in how much a full team can enjoy a tournament relative to a short-handed team probably grows with que...
by warum
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 8962

Re: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

I really enjoyed playing this set!
It did seem like the visual art was skewed toward pre-19th century stuff. The Earth science bonuses seemed too easy.
I was impressed with how the score clues in music tossups were well-chosen and clearly described, which is not the case in some tournaments.
by warum
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 Sun God Invitational Announcement (Fall 2018) [Regular]
Replies: 14
Views: 15372

Re: 2018 Sun God Invitational Announcement (Fall 2018) [Regular]

Are there any plans for a mirror of this in California?
by warum
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 325353

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

My earth science packet "Unaccustomed Earth System Science" is done, at 20 tossups and no bonuses. I'm planning to read it tomorrow (Wednesday, July 25) at 8 PM ET on Discord.
by warum
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 325353

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I'm writing a packet entirely on Earth science (some of the questions are equally at home under physical geography). I plan to read it on Discord in a few weeks. I've created a poll to gauge interest; please respond if you'd like to play! https://www.strawpoll.me/16083814
by warum
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Human Use of Human Beings Online Playtest - Wed 7/11 9PM EDT
Replies: 7
Views: 2429

Re: Human Use of Human Beings Online Playtest - Wed 7/11 9PM

Are there any plans for an online mirror of this set, aside from the playtesting today?