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by Santa Claus
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 WORKSHOP: A Retrospective
Replies: 7
Views: 1642

Re: 2020 WORKSHOP: A Retrospective

Additionally, I'd be eager to see hear how this tournament's unique production schedule worked out. Was the set more on time than others, I think it ended up pretty similarly to any other set, which is a pretty good result considering the additional pressures on the editors. It came down to the las...
by Santa Claus
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 WORKSHOP: A Retrospective
Replies: 7
Views: 1642

Re: 2020 WORKSHOP: A Retrospective

using that [writing Discord server] to organize most writing processes Some context: both iterations of WORKSHOP primarily use/used comments on Google Docs to communicate between writers and editors, though this time around there's been more direct communication with editors through other channels ...
by Santa Claus
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 WORKSHOP: A Retrospective
Replies: 7
Views: 1642

2020 WORKSHOP: A Retrospective

Last year I edited biology, other science, and myths/legends for 2020 WORKSHOP , a set intended to be an opportunity for newer writers to write questions with the aid of mentorship as a spiritual successor to the PADAWAN set. This year, I am reprising my editing roles for 2021 WORKSHOP , as well as ...
by Santa Claus
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Packet Submission discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3864

Re: Packet Submission discussion

To justify requiring packet sub, ACF should create some sort of official program that either teaches writing or provides a mentorship/feedback system for new writers. [...] If ACF wants to require teams to submit packets, it should directly teach people to write instead of throwing them into it bli...
by Santa Claus
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Packet Submission discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3864

Re: Packet Submission discussion

1. Packet submission increases the cost to play quizbowl. This is true. 2. Packet submission is no longer necessary to sustain quiz bowl. There are few people who would argue that packet sub is necessary to continue holding sets in the present, including those who were around for an earlier period ...
by Santa Claus
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Packet Submission discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3864

Re: Packet Submission discussion

The arguments against packet submissions argue that for every person who does enjoy packet submission and uses that as a stepping stone to further involvement, there are numerous others who either leave quiz bowl in its entirety or at the very least just give up on being able to participate in pack...
by Santa Claus
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Packet Submission discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3864

Re: Packet Submission discussion

The primary purpose of packet submission is not to minimize waste or burden, to give submitters an opportunity for their questions to be played, to give submitters critical or comforting feedback on their questions, to give players an opportunity to learn new things or improve their quizbowl prowes...
by Santa Claus
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Statement on LIT Cheating Allegation: Princeton A
Replies: 16
Views: 5185

Re: Statement on LIT Cheating Allegation: Princeton A

I am not affiliated with Princeton and I believe there is a lot of room for interpretation. In particular, I am skeptical that it is possible to observe typing over Discord to the accuracy necessary to conclude that Chase was typing after google-able words. I would consider hearing "the sound of [....
by Santa Claus
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)
Replies: 55
Views: 11280

Re: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)

There's a lot for prospective hosts to learn from the mistakes of this tournament's logistics. It seems many of the issues could have been solved with better planning, especially regarding Discord-specific things like creating and assigning roles, so for any future hosts reading this thread I will n...
by Santa Claus
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: COOT 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

Re: COOT 2021

Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:23 pm 2/2 Chemistry and Other Science, broken down over the set as:
12/12 Chemistry
8/8 Maths
3/3 Compsci
2/2 Earth Science
1/1 Miscellaneous
Am I reading it correctly that there will be, at maximum, two pure astronomy questions in the set?
by Santa Claus
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: INTRODUCING THE AMERICAN QUIZBOWL LEAGUE
Replies: 23
Views: 5333

Re: INTRODUCING THE AMERICAN QUIZBOWL LEAGUE

We have created a new website at www.aqbleague.com with all the information you will need, as well as definitive editions of all the most important documents in Quizbowl Putting all the other problems to the side for a moment, this claim seems eminently unreasonable. The correctness guidelines lite...
by Santa Claus
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6612

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

Thanks to all the staffers who helped make this tournament happen today. I'll be honest, I did not have a great time during this tournament. Even the very best online sets are still much worse than playing in person, so there's a lot of this that can be reasonably attributed to the online aspect of ...
by Santa Claus
Fri May 08, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)
Replies: 49
Views: 5943

Re: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)

every team that wants to participate in this should have to submit a hype video
by Santa Claus
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 36148

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

I think in this case "biking" is useful because it refers to a very specific form of cheating Does it? What does it mean? I thought it meant “cheating in quiz bowl, in any context”, though I’ve also heard that it means “cheating on the Discord”, “cheating via Googling/looking things up”, and “cheat...
by Santa Claus
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 28
Views: 2942

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

Joe Feldman and Tyler Vaughan are going to update tournament results. (Joe has already started, though he plans to stretch the work out over several weeks.) I’m not sure if this is being approached from the direction of compiling all the results from mirrors of a set or placing tournament results f...
by Santa Claus
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 28
Views: 2942

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

Are we going to ever change the guidelines for what information shows up on players’ pages? With the exception of really old stats that longer exist elsewhere, someone could fairly easily find tournament results for basically anybody thanks to Harry’s database, but this is the only information that ...
by Santa Claus
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Re: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session

We are anticipating a 2 PM ET start time again - the same invite will work, and anyone who has indicated interest on the sheet will be contacted (including those that did so after the previous playtest).
by Santa Claus
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Re: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session

Thank you to everyone who attended the playtest yesterday - we appreciate your feedback.

We will be playtesting the remainder of the questions this coming Sunday, beginning with Arts.
by Santa Claus
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Re: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session

This is happening now - we have just moved on to history. If you are still interested, just let me know - we expect to have additional categories play-tested next week as well, so if you want to do those let me know as well or sign-up on the sheet and we'll get you in before then. More reasonable sc...
by Santa Claus
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Re: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session

To clarify on the original post, this will be held at 2 PM Eastern Time . EDIT: it has been brought to my attention that I didn’t do math good and there isn’t enough time for each category, so I’ve updated them This is the order of categories and proposed itinerary of the playtest - this is not fina...
by Santa Claus
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Re: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session

We recently announced a closed Discord mirror of the tournament for 3/7 here; if you’re currently eligible to play the set with your school, consider attending that rather than the playtest.
by Santa Claus
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

WORKSHOP Discord playtest session

I would like to announce a playtest session for WORKSHOP to be held in a private Discord on 2/9. Initial plans are to begin at roughly 2 PM ET and see how much progress is made, with 2/16 functioning as a spillover date for any additional playtesting needed. This playtesting session will be free. Al...
by Santa Claus
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set
Replies: 18
Views: 3096

An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set

Earlier today I was alerted to the fact that Aatreyo Bhattacharyy of Churchill MS was attempting to leak unclear packets in the high school Discord. I banned him preemptively from both the high school and regular Discords and asked for proof of the allegation. I was given screenshots that I consider...
by Santa Claus
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 9732

Re: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

We'll be mirroring Reel Knowledge , an academic film set, after the conclusion of Fall Open. Format will *probably* be a one- or two-room shootout, but this could change depending on how many people want to participate. Express interest here: https://forms.gle/j9fREezsZ4h8SBXt9 . There will be no c...
by Santa Claus
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 34
Views: 17632

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

Anyways here's links to all the currently posted mirrors - I will not be updating this: Discord playtest: 9/21 New England: MIT (10/5) Northeast: Columbia University (10/5) Mid-Atlantic: UMD (10/5) Lower Mid-Atlantic: UNC (10/5) Southeast: Auburn (10/5) Florida: UCF (10/5 or 10/12) Texas: Rice (9/28...
by Santa Claus
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 34
Views: 17632

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

The post is up, and it seems to have been made before Justin made his comment, though presumably not made it through the mod queue before then. Regardless, there's very little I can personally do besides tell hosts to post their stuff, but in the future if there's an issue with asking for school fu...
by Santa Claus
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Daylight time is different from standard time
Replies: 7
Views: 4616

Re: Daylight time is different from standard time

Cheynem wrote: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:02 pm Has this confused anyone ever?
I mean I imagine it would confuse ASU.
by Santa Claus
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Logistical Barriers to Starting Successful Collegiate Quizbowl Teams
Replies: 7
Views: 5988

Re: Logistical Barriers to Starting Successful Collegiate Quizbowl Teams

As someone else who has been thinking about the problems with quiz bowl at small colleges, I'd like to second a lot of what Michael has been saying, as well as offer some comments of my own. (Issue #1): The best thing that happened to me when starting the Bowdoin team was meeting another very excite...
by Santa Claus
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 16845

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

Hey, so I wrote what was (as far as I can tell) the hardest science tossup in the set, judging from me asking around on the day of - the tossup on oozes , which made it in unedited from our team's submission. I intended for the tossup to link disparate pieces of knowledge about ocean science that I ...
by Santa Claus
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super Acronym at Jimenez
Replies: 9
Views: 5150

Re: Super Acronym at Jimenez

Ndg wrote: Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:10 pm No one is going to begrudge a few friends playing packets at someone's house, but posting the stats publicly and posting a link to them in the thread about the actual event undermines the notion that that's all it was.
how else are people going to know I got 1 power
by Santa Claus
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super Acronym at Jimenez
Replies: 9
Views: 5150

Re: Super Acronym at Jimenez

Stats are done. Round 8 is a little iffy but eh.
by Santa Claus
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 7354

Re: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors

So when you say the editing of this set will be based on the feedback of various experienced players, most of whom I note do not have significant writing or editing experience, will they actually be performing the editing or will that also be undertaken by you? If you are indeed doing it on your own...
by Santa Claus
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Jimenez Ad Hoc Event
Replies: 9
Views: 6042

Re: Jimenez Ad Hoc Event

With Saturday drawing near, could we get confirmation on when/where we will be meeting for the Super Acronym mirror/shootout?
by Santa Claus
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eyes X Online Mirror - 7/16/19
Replies: 4
Views: 1425

Re: Eyes X Online Mirror - 7/16/19

On average every question was negged 1.09 times.
by Santa Claus
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards
Replies: 23
Views: 11076

Re: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards

Cheynem wrote: Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:49 am While I appreciate the commentary and the compilations, I'm confused how some of these are upsets. Eric Mukherjee leading a team to beat a Dylan Minarik team? A really good open team at Minnesota's PIANO (with a significantly better PPG and PPB) beating another good open team?
i sure was upset
by Santa Claus
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards
Replies: 23
Views: 11076

Re: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards

I'd like to present the following games as potential candidates for upset of the year: Sun God @ JHU: Robert Bork A 235 - JHU A 230 James Kuang/Kevin Wang/Benjamin Xu/Fred Zhang (8-3), the high schoolers of Naveed Bork Memorial High, beat Robert Chu/Eric Bobrow (8-3). Kevin Wang doesn't get any poin...
by Santa Claus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why is P/BB so variable?
Replies: 2
Views: 4009

Re: Why is P/BB so variable?

DavidB256 wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:04 pm I understand that P/BB is a function of both the skill of the team and the skill of the teams they play against (playing against better teams would decrease your P/BB because they are more likely to get all of the easier bonus parts)
by Santa Claus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 5
Replies: 13
Views: 5586

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 5

I hope everyone enjoyed the set.
by Santa Claus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: 2019 Trash Player Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 7695

Re: 2019 Trash Player Poll

naah this is definitely 100% legitimate
by Santa Claus
Fri May 31, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 18
Views: 5913

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

hey guys stats are up: here they are
by Santa Claus
Sat May 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 3133

Re: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror

The last 5 packets + the replacement tossups were written in a shootout format. I took some stats. Kevin: 84.55 PP20TUH (21/21/12, 110 questions heard) Benji: 77.06 (15/25/11, 109) Ben: 60 (4/3/3, 25) Daniel: 30 (2/1/2, 20) Thomas: 20 (1/1/1, 20) Max: 10 (2/4/3, 110) Chandler: 8 (2/3/4, 100) Harris:...
by Santa Claus
Sat May 18, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018-19 Fort Osage Novice Set (FONS) IV
Replies: 10
Views: 8558

Re: 2018-19 Fort Osage Novice Set (FONS) IV

Are you planning on bringing on any outside help to deal with the consistent quality and difficulty problems that have plagued every iteration of this set?
by Santa Claus
Thu May 16, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 3133

Re: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror

With the date of this mirror drawing near, I'd appreciate it if you guys could confirm that this tournament is, in fact, happening and provide some information on when/where we will be holding this. If you need help setting up a Discord server, I'd be willing to help out with that.
by Santa Claus
Mon May 06, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Pre-Nats @ UCSD (5/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 2388

Re: Triton Pre-Nats @ UCSD (5/18)

Why is an open tournament being run on a novice-oriented set? It's a college-level novice set that's entirely appropriate for an HSNCT-level field, targeted at the 4-5 teams worth of national-qualified players from this area for whom it is appropriate. Also this same team ran a large, successful to...
by Santa Claus
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19
Replies: 3
Views: 2445

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19

Congratulations to Harvard A for placing 1st place after beating MIT A in a one-game final to go 9-2!

Thanks to all the teams that came today, and I hope you enjoyed visiting Amherst for what I assume was the first time.

Stats can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5682/stats/final/
by Santa Claus
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Dealing with Toxicity in QB
Replies: 5
Views: 5070

Re: (No signature for Anonymity Reasons) Dealing with Toxicity in QB

You should make sure that your coach/teachers/other authority figures are aware that this happening, because this is coming across like bullying. If you’ve made them aware and they aren’t willing to step in, perhaps question them why? It seems your experience is being directly affected by this. You ...
by Santa Claus
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19
Replies: 3
Views: 2445

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19

We’ve decided to close the field at 8 teams. Please let us know if you are still interested in coming and I can put you on a waitlist.
by Santa Claus
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: 2019 Trash Player Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 7695

Re: 2019 Trash Player Poll

I'll just leave this here: ACRONYM Juliet is a top tier trash player, currently based in the Mid-Atlantic but frequently in the Northeast. Other highlights include getting literally all but one trash tossups at 2018 DI SCT, almost every trash tossup at 2018 DI ICT, and getting third in scoring at SH...
by Santa Claus
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 17275

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

I've taken a look through the first packet and found that the majority of questions have been taken almost verbatim from existing question sets. Considering that this set will certainly not be posted on the archives and did not charge a mirror fee, I don't think this warrants much more than a stern ...
by Santa Claus
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 17275

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

jonpin wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:22 pm #2 you absolutely can't post someone else's questions to the packet archive.
2018 Glenwood Winter Teacher Quiz Bowl should probably be removed then, considering it directly rips questions from 2017 Prison Bowl, 2015 Potatoville Varsity, 2016 HFT, 2015 BISB, and 2012 Ohio State+VCU Housewrite.