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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: 1269

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: 3945

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: 969

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: 969

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: 11
Views: 1707

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: 2134

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eyes X Online Mirror - 7/16/19
Replies: 4
Views: 713

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: 5019

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: 5019

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: 717

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 5
Replies: 12
Views: 4497

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: 3142

Re: 2019 Trash Player Poll

naah this is definitely 100% legitimate
by Santa Claus
Fri May 31, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 18
Views: 4907

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

hey guys stats are up: here they are
by Santa Claus
Sat May 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 2270

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: 4475

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 2270

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: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Triton Pre-Nats @ UCSD (5/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 1337

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19
Replies: 3
Views: 2109

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 High School Quizbowl
Topic: Dealing with Toxicity in QB
Replies: 5
Views: 1882

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19
Replies: 3
Views: 2109

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: 3142

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: 8976

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: 8976

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.
by Santa Claus
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19
Replies: 3
Views: 2109

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

Don’t forget to register! We’re excited to host our first tournament in quite a while, and would love to have more teams attending. For those interested in coming, here are some food options in the area: Antonio’s - an excellent pizza chain that also has a location at Brown. I recommend the chicken ...
by Santa Claus
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC at Brown
Replies: 7
Views: 2190

Re: ILLIAC at Brown

Is there a field update for this tournament?
by Santa Claus
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 4721

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

ryanrosenberg wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Do stats exist for ACRONYM? Excited to see my team's 9/2/6 game immortalized on the DB.
Excited to see my negative ppg
by Santa Claus
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19
Replies: 3
Views: 2109

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

The Amherst College Quiz Bowl team is very happy to announce that we will be hosting the Northeast Mirror of the 2019 Florida Spring Tournament on Saturday, April 27th, 2019. As stated in the set's announcement , this tournament will be "a regular minus collegiate quiz bowl set," or alternatively on...
by Santa Claus
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Delta Burke at Purdue (3/2/19)
Replies: 17
Views: 4605

Re: Delta Burke at Purdue (3/2/19)

Also worth mentioning that Chicago has sent teams in the past that have racked up PPB > 25. I guess if we're going to use numbers then here's some numbers. Chicago B @ Delta Burke 2016: 4 years combined collegiate experience 4 players (1 year experience average) 7-3 record Finished 2nd 25.63 PPB Ch...
by Santa Claus
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 6840

Re: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT

It seems like this would have the effect of making the undergraduate championship as meaningless as the D2 championship (though what degree of meaninglessness that is is debatable), since right now only two such institutions (Amherst and NCF) are in the ACF Nationals field (though Gettysburg is nex...
by Santa Claus
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 6840

Re: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT

Smith doesn't have a team, but I had been assured that the Five Colleges had lots of crossover in their clubs/organizations and I could join the team at Amherst. My interest was never in competing at a nationals level-- I just enjoyed it. It was, however, disappointing to find that the Amherst team...
by Santa Claus
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 6357

Re: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

If you read what I said, I'm mad that the editors required that hosts take advanced stats, and then (read closely, since this is the important part) did nothing with them! Are you just ignoring the statements of the editors and writers who have stated that they made use of advanced stats to make im...
by Santa Claus
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATHENA II Available for 2018-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 4277

Re: ATHENA II Available for 2018-2019

List of mirrors in chronological order:

11/10/18 Washington University Fall Academic Tournament IV @ WUSTL
11/17/18 T3 @ Fort Osage HS
03/02/19 LIMIT @ Lexington HS
by Santa Claus
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18
Replies: 25
Views: 7270

Re: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18

Tournament Format This tournament has three parts: ... a housewritten side event (Trivia) during lunch. ... Trivia (Side Event): TD: Austin Wang The rules are in the works and will be published very soon. The teams will not be restricted to players of the same school, and signups will be at the tou...
by Santa Claus
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid Spring Tournament (CMST) @ NYU (3/3/18)
Replies: 12
Views: 5620

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

Hey everyone - I'm currently looking for teammates for my team.

There are two spots open, so let me know if you're interested!
by Santa Claus
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On the Role of the Discord
Replies: 9
Views: 4730

On the Role of the Discord

Hey everyone I want to talk a bit about the Discord. I'll start with a little bit of a summary: just over a year ago I started the quiz bowl Discord as a potential replacement for the IRC. At the time of my first update four months in, the community was a few dozen people; now, eight months after th...
by Santa Claus
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Fundraising
Replies: 7
Views: 3047

Re: Fundraising

On Amazon right now, a box of 80 Welch's fruit snacks retails for roughly $12 with Prime. If sold for the modest price of $0.50 each, this generates $28 dollars of profit per box sold. Similarly, Kellogg's fruit snacks would generate $16 profit if sold for $1 each (they're bigger) and Annie's gets $...
by Santa Claus
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Flashcard Resources
Replies: 22
Views: 8669

Re: Flashcard Resources

Mike Bentley wrote:I don't recall having to pay for Anki on mobile. Maybe they only charge for iOS?
I was thinking of the iOS version, so that could very well be the case.
by Santa Claus
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Flashcard Resources
Replies: 22
Views: 8669

Re: Flashcard Resources

tooting my own here I think you misplaced your horn. I'd definitely agree with Raynor's sentiment - getting acquainted with the sorts of topics that come up in quiz bowl is one of the most important parts of the game, especially when starting out, and there's really no better way to do it than to i...
by Santa Claus
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Barbarism of Monetization
Replies: 128
Views: 41714

Re: The Barbarism of Monetization

This last Friday, a question-reading session was held in the quiz bowl Discord channel. We read through the first packet of the 2012-2013 DII ICT, a set that our reader had purchased, to an audience of people who did not own the set. After we finished, Jonah entered and informed us that we were not ...
by Santa Claus
Mon May 22, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: An update on the state of the Discord
Replies: 2
Views: 3725

An update on the state of the Discord

I think a fair number of people are aware of the existence of the Quiz Bowl Discord, whether it's from the post about the IRC not too long ago or the Imaginary Landscape readings that happened there. This post is meant to be a little bit of an update for everyone who hasn't really visited much or at...
by Santa Claus
Mon May 15, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 28140

Re: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion

On the tossup on glutamate I got negged for giving "glutamic acid" and was just wondering what sort of difference there was between the two answers. The buzz was very late in question and they had already described it as an amino acid, so I felt that it was a bit much to not give points over a proto...
by Santa Claus
Sat May 13, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)
Replies: 37
Views: 17426

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)

rahulkeyal wrote:I'm going to be heading to Berkeley in the fall
:(
by Santa Claus
Sat May 13, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Subject-specific player polls
Replies: 29
Views: 12388

Re: Subject-specific player polls

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote: 17. Kevin Wang
what
by Santa Claus
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Better Hype Videos
Replies: 1
Views: 2520

Better Hype Videos

Did you guys see Cicago's sick hype video? Well guess what. Visionary director Kevin Wang, the man behind the lauded Amherst Hype Video, has taken his talents to Amherst, and Amherst's hype is about to blow them out of the water. Tune in in less than 3 hours for the greatest audio spectacle in quizb...
by Santa Claus
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT general discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 3443

Re: 2017 ICT general discussion

I suppose this is the best place to put this: Currently this video is unlisted - you cannot find it by searching Youtube. Once there are no longer any mirrors or anything of that sort, I'll just make it public. Also someone mentioned adding subtitles to this; that would take a long time and I'll onl...
by Santa Claus
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8
Replies: 25
Views: 15947

Re: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8

Hey guys, I took video of the finals. Once I can, I will post a link to the video in the discussion sub-forum. The video is currently unlisted, as I uploaded it yesterday when TI was still happening. If this is no longer necessary (i.e. if there are no more mirrors) I would happy to have it be publi...
by Santa Claus
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT rules revisions 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 18324

Re: NAQT rules revisions 2017

And you're mad at...NAQT? It sucks that you've had a negative experience at SCT, but your frustration seems misdirected. It sounds like your moderators were just bad, and you should be frustrated at whoever is setting up these sites with inexperienced moderators. Do you honestly think you would hav...
by Santa Claus
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT rules revisions 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 18324

Re: NAQT rules revisions 2017

I hope the clock isn't eliminated for SCT, CCCT, or ICT. ... Having said that, I dislike the fact that some CC SCTs (not Florida, though!) saw rounds averaging around 18-19 TUH . Obviously, better teams have a better chance of winning when more questions are heard, and just in general it's ideal if...
by Santa Claus
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Saving the IRC
Replies: 26
Views: 12220

Re: Saving the IRC

even though Kevin already made the Discord (I hardly use voice chat, since I can only stand insinuations about my mother's intimate activities so many times) The way the Discord is currently set up, the idea is that it'll be a text-based experience much like IRC is now; the voice chat is opt-in (I ...
by Santa Claus
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Saving the IRC
Replies: 26
Views: 12220

Re: Saving the IRC

So, I took a couple minutes and I made a Discord channel for quizbowl. For those interested at looking at a room with literally no people other than me in it right now, here's a link to the Discord: https://discord.gg/T4nYsCq. Please let me know if there are things I can change. EDIT: I changed the ...