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by AZQuizbowl
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited
Replies: 41
Views: 26684

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited

Is it possible that NAQT is not worried about other quizbowl organizations so much as they are about an individual who made packetizor and has the ability to understand the program that they made? That makes much more sense than singling out Noah for working for question writing competitors when obv...
by AZQuizbowl
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited
Replies: 41
Views: 26684

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited

Idk, this sounds more to me like "David Madden :capybara:ed up someone else's life" except this time, the person doesn't know who he's been screwed by. TIL That certain policies aren't real things if they've been enacted AFTER something has happened that warranted their adoption. EDIT: Vastly amused...
by AZQuizbowl
Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why is the idea of a Board of Directors being overlooked?
Replies: 3
Views: 2834

Re: Why is the idea of a Board of Directors being overlooked

A month late, but I don't keep up with much around here lately: A Board of Directors that Madden actually listened to would be immensely helpful, and I'm happy to hear that NHBB is considering something like that even if it's further down the road. My reason for writing it off immediately was 1) No ...
by AZQuizbowl
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An Apology and an Announcement
Replies: 19
Views: 11516

Re: An Apology and an Announcement

I wanted to step in here for a moment and thank Brad for his attempt to apologize on behalf of NHBB. I have no doubt that the apology from Brad is sincere, and as I've mentioned before I have nothing bad to say about Brad or his work (I, again, have little to no question-writing experience). I will ...
by AZQuizbowl
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 42833

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

He asked if I could get about 5 others in my area, train them on the format and drive them to DC. I have the experience of being one of these people "in the area" for Bunnie, who drove me to DC to help as a volunteer for Nationals in 2015. I was strictly a volunteer and expected no payment, as I fe...
by AZQuizbowl
Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 42833

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

So this discussion is supposed to be about whether or not one would recommend working for NHBB. I am going with an emphatic no.
by AZQuizbowl
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 42833

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

Set 2: This stuff FWIW, I backed out of my "commitment" to work for you when I took emergency custody of my one-and-a-half year old nephew, which prompted you to ask, and I quote " Are you really taking care of an infant all day, every day?" Along with a number of other invasive and inappropriate q...
by AZQuizbowl
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 42833

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

If you're staying at your boss' house, you're really at the boss' mercy and thus might not feel able to refuse requests to, say, sign a contract on the spot. Obviously quizbowl is a little different from corporate America, but the idea still applies that there should be some kind of separation betw...
by AZQuizbowl
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 42833

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

There is a difference between a third party evaluating employers and people going on a forum and discussing their past/current employer. Additionally, the whole legal thing (from BOTH sides) should be worked out in private. My point is that, in my opinon, quizbowl should try to be more like a norma...
by AZQuizbowl
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 42833

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

This whole thread seems highly unprofessional in my opinion. These sorts of issues should not be discussed on the internet for everyone to see. This is basic business etiquette. I am not in any way trying to defend NHBB. I don't know anything about its inner workings, but I have always enjoyed part...
by AZQuizbowl
Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 42833

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

On numerous occasions, I've had to deal with people backing out of commitments they've made, and learning to have contingency plans in place has been one of the many lessons I've learned in six years. FWIW, I backed out of my "commitment" to work for you when I took emergency custody of my one-and-...
by AZQuizbowl
Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 42833

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

Oh happy day, the Oh So Generous David Madden decided a lawsuit isn't worth his time, and he also just decided not to tell me until now haha. Dave, let's chat about that noncompete next, or can I just go ahead and start working in my industry again (an industry I was in a year before you started NHB...
by AZQuizbowl
Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 42833

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

I want to note that I think NHBB as an idea, as a way to promote social studies, and as a way for students to participate in a legitimate single subject competition is a great idea. However, while I admire Dave's passion and perseverance, I do not think he should be running a company. Companies have...
by AZQuizbowl
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 42833

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

Edit: oh, and Bunnie, if you haven't already, avail yourself of the services of an actual lawyer (even via law clinic if necessary). I've got an aunt in Tax and Employment Law and she's lining me up with someone in contract law, which will be great since my husband is currently studying contract la...
by AZQuizbowl
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 42833

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

Personal note: That contract is ridiculous, in my opinion. The idea that it can legally forbid you, someone who is no longer working for a company, from talking about it seems weird, but to restrict a person's employment for five years afterward is even sillier. "Do not compete" agreements are a th...
by AZQuizbowl
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 42833

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

Personal note: That contract is ridiculous, in my opinion. The idea that it can legally forbid you, someone who is no longer working for a company, from talking about it seems weird, but to restrict a person's employment for five years afterward is even sillier. "Do not compete" agreements are a th...
by AZQuizbowl
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 42833

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

Wait, have we met in person? Yes, indeed! We first met in person in the back row of a staff meeting at a national tournament in Rosemont. You were wearing a really cute tan cap, as I recall, and spoke effusively about NHBB. I remember being surprised at your enthusiasm because at that time I hadn't...
by AZQuizbowl
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 42833

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

I didn't sign a contract until after some time working for him, and when I did it was at his house and didn't really feel negotiable. Everyone needs to protect themselves. I realize that you feel really victimized right now, but contracts are always negotiable; Brad and Madden had something like si...
by AZQuizbowl
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 42833

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

In pretty stark contrast to Bunnie's apparent experience (which, according to the contract information she posted, she REALLY shouldn't be talking about), I've found Madden to be actually very understanding about contract terms. As someone who has had to write contracts for SCOP writers, I understa...
by AZQuizbowl
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 42833

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

I'm apparently not allowed to post about my feelings about working for NHBB because of a non disclosure agreement which David Madden is currently attempting to hold against me for prior posts on this board. That about sums up my opinion anyway. David is willing to pursue legal action against me for ...
by AZQuizbowl
Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 36539

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

The only thing the NHBB staff has agreed upon regarding public liaison is that Dave should not do it. [Edit: as of when I was there] But yeah, Dave is probably in charge of that. This was not true when you worked for NHBB either; I have always communicated on NHBB events/policies/messaging if neede...
by AZQuizbowl
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 36539

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

The only thing the NHBB staff has agreed upon regarding public liaison is that Dave should not do it. [Edit: as of when I was there] But yeah, Dave is probably in charge of that. This was not true when you worked for NHBB either; I have always communicated on NHBB events/policies/messaging if neede...
by AZQuizbowl
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 36539

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

Props to ACE for their solutions to make it up to the affected individuals. The professionalism shown in the solution is what we should all strive for. I'm sure we all still have comments about the reason things happened and opinions as to why it shouldn't have, but I wanted to point out that even i...
by AZQuizbowl
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Eligibility Restriction for National History Bowl, 8th Grade
Replies: 13
Views: 6672

Re: Eligibility Restriction for National History Bowl, 8th G

The idea that quiz bowl in any form is comparable to baseball (or other team sports) in terms of teammate function is laughable. Quizbowl, including history bowl, CAN be played with less than a full roster, whereas most athletic team sports do not function without a certain number of players. I vagu...
by AZQuizbowl
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB, the Community, and the Forums
Replies: 27
Views: 12436

Re: 2016 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Nominees Up, Vote Thru 6

The nominating committee consisted of Niki Peters, Raynell Cooper, and David Madden. And it's the National QUIZBOWL Awards? Kind of confused on how the nominating committee of NHBB folks extends to the entire realm of quizbowl, but ok. Combined, Raynell, Niki, and I have over 25 years of involvemen...
by AZQuizbowl
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 36539

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

I'd presume you'd want the people running the tournament to be, you know, running the tournament instead of responding to this thread. It has now been a full week since the incident in question. ACE has more than enough time to provide a response. We've passed the two-week mark with no official res...
by AZQuizbowl
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 36539

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

Not when they're running camps (I'm patiently awaiting confirmation of my son's registration for this Sunday's camp in Lincoln, IL). Yeah... taking on the responsibility to do a whole bunch of things doesn't mean you can use the excuse "I couldn't do that thing well because I had so many other thin...
by AZQuizbowl
Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 36539

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

On another note, were there any regional EMS Bowls run this year? No. Or at least, not that I'm aware of. I hosted the Chicago North Regional Finals of History Bee, and it was done on a Monday night, which pretty well eliminates the possibility of including a bowl. I never saw a bowl offered anywhe...
by AZQuizbowl
Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 36539

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

The only reason not to provide any updates is if they consider this event so far afield of "quiz bowl" as to not be worth discussing here. And yet here we are, in the History Bee & Bowl Events subforum discussing exactly that... EDIT: Oh, and there's this thread from last year, posted by the organi...
by AZQuizbowl
Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 36539

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

IHBB Asian Championships (which included to the best of my knowledge, the largest ever pyramidal all-subject quiz bowl tournament outside North America on Friday, our Academic Bowl of Asia in which 23 teams competed). To the best of my knowledge, the previous record is 14 teams at the 2015 Concordi...
by AZQuizbowl
Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 36539

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

IHBB Asian Championships (which included to the best of my knowledge, the largest ever pyramidal all-subject quiz bowl tournament outside North America on Friday, our Academic Bowl of Asia in which 23 teams competed). To the best of my knowledge, the previous record is 14 teams at the 2015 Concordi...
by AZQuizbowl
Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 36539

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

IHBB Asian Championships (which included to the best of my knowledge, the largest ever pyramidal all-subject quiz bowl tournament outside North America on Friday, our Academic Bowl of Asia in which 23 teams competed). To the best of my knowledge, the previous record is 14 teams at the 2015 Concordi...
by AZQuizbowl
Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 36539

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

Auks Ran Ova wrote: (2) based on a rule that's already out of sync with basically every other legitimate national quizbowl event?
A rule that wasn't even made known, according to many teams, until Monday morning and it was in the body of a lengthy email and therefore, easily missed.
by AZQuizbowl
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 36539

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

Sunol Glen of California also ran into this last minute rule change issue regarding their team. Of their two-person team, one student was flown there solely to participate in the Bowl, and their team was disqualified in round 2. (EDIT: It has come to my attention that Sunol Glen and Livermore Valley...
by AZQuizbowl
Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your vanity writing sucks. Fix it!
Replies: 15
Views: 5826

Re: Your vanity writing sucks. Fix it!

I just wish we could all take a step back from ourselves and realize that sometimes fun is just fun, and there's not a need for this overarching, passive aggressive "advice" like the OP is spewing. People are probably going to be somewhat lenient about these things anyways if you're a new/infrequen...
by AZQuizbowl
Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your vanity writing sucks. Fix it!
Replies: 15
Views: 5826

Re: Your vanity writing sucks. Fix it!

Glad to hear it, Rob! I love it when we can combine the things we love to benefit different causes. My post was a result of frustration at a number of attitudes in the community by a very small number of people who seem to have a sense of grandeur. Anyone that knows me (as most of you do not yet) wi...
by AZQuizbowl
Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your vanity writing sucks. Fix it!
Replies: 15
Views: 5826

Re: Your vanity writing sucks. Fix it!

Note to self: Even though I thought vanity packets were just for fun, I was wrong. Scratch that dog breed packet I was going to write to benefit the animal shelter this year. Wanna make sure I don't look like a dipshit.
by AZQuizbowl
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How successful has NHBB been at promoting regular quizbowl?
Replies: 18
Views: 6385

Re: How successful has NHBB been at promoting regular quizbo

NHBB is doing the right things by putting out NHBB TV and having a better sense of branding than other QB nationals, but again there's plenty more work that could be done for them too. That work is coming this year. Our social media journey has just begun, and NHBB TV as you know it is just the beg...
by AZQuizbowl
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB TV
Replies: 7
Views: 2871

Re: NHBB TV

It's important to note that this idea came about 2 weeks ago. We secured a videographer and everything about a week before the tournament. We had great ideas but not exactly the know-how to bring them to fruition, but our videographer Aaron helped us a lot (big shoutout to him).No editing was done w...
by AZQuizbowl
Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 60788

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

I moderated for Stephen Hines's former high school team three times today at National History Bowl. There was no harassment directed their way and they seemed to be having fun. I'll second this. The kids are having a great time around DC and competing in the whole experience. And I do have to say I...
by AZQuizbowl
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 60788

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

Hi guys, I was asked to make a post regarding the allegations that Desert Vista students were being harassed at our National History Bee and Bowl championships this weekend. I take negative behavior very seriously not only as a staff member of NHBB but as the Executive Director of the Arizona Quizbo...
by AZQuizbowl
Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Natl History Bowl College Nationals: Sun 3/30 Northwestern U
Replies: 60
Views: 23156

Re: Natl History Bowl College Nationals: Sun 3/30 Northweste

Everyone riding with Bunnie SHOULD email me at bunnie@historybowl.com so we can exchange phone numbers. We're running a tight schedule in the morning.
by AZQuizbowl
Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Natl History Bowl College Nationals: Sun 3/30 Northwestern U
Replies: 60
Views: 23156

Re: Natl History Bowl College Nationals: Sun 3/30 Northweste

Everyone scheduled to ride in the van with Bunnie can get in touch with me at bunnie@historybowl.com .
by AZQuizbowl
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ Arizona State University (5/10/2014)
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

Re: MUT @ Arizona State University (5/10/2014)

AQA is available for any help you need with this! We're excited!
by AZQuizbowl
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Arizona Quizbowl Association - Arizona NAQT SCT (2/9/14)
Replies: 4
Views: 2282

Re: Arizona Quizbowl Association - Arizona NAQT SCT (2/9/14)

The University of Arizona will officially emerge from our lengthy slumber to attend this tournament. Sadly for my unsuspecting young teammates, we will be D1. As an aside, should our preferences be part of the scheduling calculus, the U of A would find it much easier to attend tournaments on Saturd...
by AZQuizbowl
Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Arizona State Championship at ASU - Feb 22nd 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 1320

NAQT Arizona State Championship at ASU - Feb 22nd 2014

Arizona Quizbowl Association is proud to announce the NAQT Arizona State Championship at Arizona State University's Tempe campus on February 22nd, 2014. We will be using NAQT's Invitational Series #136 for the packet set. Each school in attendance will receive one printed copy of the packets used af...
by AZQuizbowl
Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Arizona Quizbowl Association - February 1st NAQT Qualifier
Replies: 0
Views: 1040

Arizona Quizbowl Association - February 1st NAQT Qualifier

Arizona Quizbowl Association is proud to present our February NAQT Qualifier on February 1st! This will be the final NAQT qualifier prior to the state championship. The NAQT February Qualifier deadline is Monday, January 27th at 1pm. The tournament will be located on ASU's Tempe Campus in the Durham...
by AZQuizbowl
Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Arizona Quizbowl Association - LIST IV Mirror - January 18th
Replies: 1
Views: 2137

Arizona Quizbowl Association - LIST IV Mirror - January 18th

Arizona Quizbowl Association is proud to host a LIST IV mirror on January 18th. Round one will begin at 9am with registration beginning at 8am. We will be in the Durham Language and Literature building on Arizona State University's Tempe campus. The tournament's projected end time is no later than 5...
by AZQuizbowl
Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Arizona Quizbowl Association - December 14th NAQT Qualifier
Replies: 0
Views: 1199

Arizona Quizbowl Association - December 14th NAQT Qualifier

Arizona Quizbowl Association is proud to present our December NAQT Qualifier featuring a built-in Trash Tournament! Join us on December 14th! The NAQT December Qualifier deadline is Monday, December 9th at 1pm . The tournament will be located on Corona del Sol High School's campus in Tempe, AZ (1001...
by AZQuizbowl
Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Arizona Quizbowl Association - November NAQT Qualifier
Replies: 5
Views: 2455

Re: Arizona Quizbowl Association - November NAQT Qualifier

Grams's Go-Go Boots wrote:Cool! Glad to see quiz bowl is growing in Arizona.
We have plans of hosting tournaments in Southern and Northern Arizona next season, so we're hoping to take over the whole state soon. :)