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by Aaron's Rod
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 10
Views: 7762

Re: Misconduct Reporting Form

We've added an additional, required question to the end of the misconduct form: When responding to complaints, we want to make sure that both parties have an opportunity to express their understanding of events. One of the organizations may contact the person in question to notify them that a compla...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IL5 Online Mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: IL5 Online Mirror

Hoping for early on because I leave town on the 23rd.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 2326

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

I've split the discussion of packet-submission at 2019 ACF Fall to a Collegiate Discussion thread.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 1110

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

Not everyone gets a lot better at quizbowl in college, nor is everyone interested in actively trying to get better or writing questions! Some solid to good high school players, for whom high school tournaments are appropriate, get worse in college. Others stay the same or improve at some areas and ...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 4308

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Stats for Scattergories 3 are now up . Despite taking two losses in the prelims to teams that did not make the top bracket, Du mußt dein Negging ändern (Jordan Brownstein, Will Alston, Rahul Keyal, JinAh Kim) made the top pool and swept the playoffs to finish the tournament 8-2. In the last round of...
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 4308

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

2:15 in your game rooms, please!
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 4308

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Schedules are at https://tinyurl.com/scattergories3. The tacos are in 2415, which is also where we'll be for rebracketing. Please pay! $10 for the tournament, $10 for tacos, which are pre-order only.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 4308

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

In the interest of keeping things moving smoothly this weekend, please fill out this lunch order form if you're attending the tournament and want to have tacos. The goal is to keep lunch as short as reasonable so we can move on to Scattergories quickly and make sure people aren't missing flights. P...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 4308

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Having contacted a few more teams privately and heard no objections, the format will indeed be 7 RR/7 RR into 4 RR/4 RR/3x3 crossovers. Blessed Be The Tie That Binds.

The field is now closed.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 4308

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

but once you have a team please email me with "Scattergories" in the subject line to actually register. Please do this, if you have not already! There are 10 packets and will be around 14 teams, which makes scheduling tricky. I'm open to commentary on the schedule, depending on peoples' preferences...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 9779

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Thank you John for the write-up! In addition, according to the Cambridge Open stats , the team 3 Four Men In A Boat (John Lawrence, Andrew Wang, Jakob Myers [4 games played, due to transportation] and Mike Sorice [2 games played, due to injury]) cleared the field, defeating Chandrew Smith (Chris Ra...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 9779

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Thank you John for the write-up! In addition, according to the Cambridge Open stats , the team 3 Four Men In A Boat (John Lawrence, Andrew Wang, Jakob Myers [4 games played, due to transportation] and Mike Sorice [2 games played, due to injury] ) cleared the field, defeating Chandrew Smith (Chris Ra...
by Aaron's Rod
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 9779

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Mike Etzkorn wants to start MUSES at 4, so please be back from lunch before then.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Does every quizbowl organization need its own blog?
Replies: 9
Views: 1369

Re: Does every quizbowl organization need its own blog?

I don't think it would be expensive or a lot of work to just aggregate the social media feeds of various quizbowl organizations, and display the results on a page. As you say, you could find something that would allow you to manually add tags for posts you'd like to feature. But it sounds like you m...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 1736

Re: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines

Since we have indeed made further tweaks to the hosting guidelines , we are, as promised, noting them down here. With regard to your question above, we have determined that if a host fails to properly award an Undergraduate or DII title, we will handle bids on a case-by-case basis. Other major chang...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Gender in QuizDB Sets
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Re: Gender in QuizDB Sets

This is really cool! Thanks for sharing! A couple of ideas for extensions or next steps, should you be interested in continuing to work on this project: Note: I ran all the verbs through a stemmer, which for example will reduce playing, plays, and played to just "play." Some of the words have been c...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards
Replies: 23
Views: 5019

Re: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards

Thank you to whoever wrote me such a kind citation! (Would love to know who you are, if you want to drop me a line?) However, I was not an active collegiate player in 2018-2019. I guess you can vote for questions from open sets, but in the spirit of the awards, people should vote for someone who was...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 1736

Re: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines

Is ACF planning on making changes to their Regionals hosting guidelines to spell out more clearly what happens when an error by a Regionals host causes ACF to have to issue extra Nationals bids (for example, by failing to play off a tie between two undergraduate teams)? Great question! There may be...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:16 pm
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: Thank you, Kevin, your post is fantastic. ACF Nationals: Stanford A 325 - Columbia A 165 Speaks for itself really - tbh this should probably win. (7-9) vs (14-3). This is almost certainly It, but one more weird A...
by Aaron's Rod
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 6067

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Yikes.

(Any of you who have the means should just come to Illinois. If you can find your way to Chicago, you can probably get a ride. And it's not hard for them to get rooms.)
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 4308

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Aaron's Rod wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:51 am
I'd love for this to not be the first event of the day on Sunday, because of reasons, although that shouldn't be the top scheduling priority.
Will Alston has graciously agreed to put Age of Empires on Sunday morning, so this will be after that.
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: NSC 2019 All-Star Game
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

Re: NSC 2019 All-Star Game

Looks like 9:30 Central tonight is the winner. Looking forward to it!
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: NSC 2019 All-Star Game
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

Re: NSC 2019 All-Star Game

Question: if someone attended the all-star game but wanted to "come to" the discord to listen, say, just to see how other people do on the pack and because it was a good time, would that be allowed? As a mod of the QB discord: stuff like this is totally fine! Yeah, as far as I know this is always o...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: NSC 2019 All-Star Game
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

NSC 2019 All-Star Game

I would like to do a reading of the NSC 2019 All-Star Game packet on Discord. The All-Star Game was generously sponsored by Ian Drayer. Please vote in the poll for the most optimal time. The poll should be up for 24 hours, so check back tomorrow. I would be happy to read this again on a different da...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: High School Quizbowl and You
Replies: 4
Views: 2393

Re: High School Quizbowl and You

While it’s fun to get to see those who you otherwise only see at collegiate nats in a significantly lower pressure environment, (staffing vs playing), I have trouble putting into words how inappropriate I find openly drinking in front of high schoolers at the side events which take place at these n...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri May 31, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 9779

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Once they select the events, it would be cool if someone from Illinois could set up a doc with a spreadsheet for each event, so people could make themselves available for team forming, free agents, etc.
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC Online 5/4 (Small Field / Trad. Open Audience)
Replies: 9
Views: 2647

Re: ILLIAC Online 5/4 (Small Field / Trad. Open Audience)

May I ask why this is happening on May 4th, when May 18/19 (which would not conflict with an NCT) had more votes in the date poll than every other option combined?
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 4308

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

By the way, has it been announced yet when on Sunday this will happen? If not, my preference is for it to be the first event on Sunday. I do not believe that we have figured out time slots on Sunday. I've asked Chris to update the CO announcement post to mention which side events have been approved...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 4308

Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

I am pleased to announce the "Chicago" Open mirror of Scattergories 3 on Sunday afternoon, August 4, 2019. Much like Chicago Open itself, this will be at Northwestern University. Will Nediger can't make it, so you're all stuck with me instead. There will be whimsy, and there will be humanities, and ...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 20027

Re: Player Poll 2019

I don't usually vote in these, I just want to echo/continue to hype up a few people: Science Man here giving my thoughts on Science People: Geoff is #1, and it's not close. Look at his PIANO and ICT stats if you don't believe me--dude is a monster with high potential to become the GOAT in undergrad....
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: ILLIAC Collegiate/Open Online Mirror
Replies: 16
Views: 3762

Re: DATE POLL: ILLIAC Collegiate/Open Online Mirror

Although I'm not sure I'd be able to make anything other than a May 19th mirror starting at or after noon, I'd love an open mirror where superteams are broken up.
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 5096

Re: MUSES Announcement

Illinois Admin wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:50 pm
2/2 Polyhymnia - hymns (1/1 Ancient, 1/1 Non-Ancient)
2/2 Terpsichore - dance (1/1 “academic,” 1/1 “other”)
dude
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 17456

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

the Sugar Plum Fairy clue was early, yeah, but it was well-written and I think a lot of people got buzzes on it However, “lots” of people getting a good buzz is much less what you want early on in the question (otherwise what’s the point of pyramidality?). Being cautious not to make a set too diffi...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 17456

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

And now, as promised, some responses. I enjoyed the music in this set quite a bit and thought the subdistributing was generally very good both by era and by genre. I think that a tossup on each of Josquin, Tallis and Couperin might have been a bit much, especially considering that Bach didn't come u...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)
Replies: 37
Views: 12996

Re: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)

Daedalus wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:59 pm
yeah uh about that
😍🎉
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 17456

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

I'll address others' comments in a separate post, but first I get to enjoy typing out a self-serving editor's post. =D As you already know, I did the classical music (minus an Andrew Hart tossup and a Will Nediger bonus) and the non-jazz auditory fine arts (minus an opera tossup from Rob Carson and ...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)
Replies: 37
Views: 12996

Re: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)

I am starting a MlIS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I assume I’ll be for two years. I will be starting an two-year MA program at UChicago's Divinity School. I intend to continue to play. I'm starting a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Illinois at ...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 40346

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

The problem with all-bracket entry tiebreakers is that they do significantly delay the tournament because there are far more tiebreaker situations to determine and read -- look no further back than PACE NSC 2018. Having played PACE NSC 2018, I did not notice any delays anywhere significant enough w...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"
Replies: 13
Views: 2757

Re: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"

I agree with the concerns over making it work at CO. SA2's questions are a little bit shorter than CO Trash's, so having one other tossup only event might work, but two would certainly be pushing it. I really don't want to step on anyone's toes there, so if two other side events are confirmed (or i...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 14534

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

As a forums moderator that tries to be very responsive to community concerns, I've split this thread--posts about how NAQT responds to community concerns can go here, and the ICT format discussion can stay here.
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT and Feedback Rhetoric
Replies: 12
Views: 2982

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

Alex, I don't think "harshest criticism" and "harshest treatment" are the same thing. I agree that NAQT should be held to higher standards. This does not mean they should be subjected to our most abusive rhetoric. Sure, and I appreciate your succinct clarification. I, too, have long been uncomforta...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT and Feedback Rhetoric
Replies: 12
Views: 2982

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

As Mike pointed out, for a community where we spend so much time self-flagellating about how people often treat each other (which, incidentally, seems to result in these same people being more civil and conflict-averse in public, but nasty and gossipy in group chats), we sure as hell seem to have a...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO / Minnesota Open @ UMN, 3/30
Replies: 27
Views: 6545

Re: PIANO / Minnesota Open @ UMN, 3/30

It looks like I accidentally stole someone's pair of black sunglasses. They say @UMNUSA on the back and looked exactly like mine. Sorry! If they're yours, please let me know and I'll try to get them back to you.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 45
Views: 18504

Re: Your Favorite Question

Apologies for the egregious thread necromancy, but ICT being this weekend and Will Nediger posting about a bonus in the Quizbowl History Forum reminded me of this. I was spectating 2018 ICT, since DePaul didn't get off the standby list. This is one of my favorite bonuses of all time: A play about th...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Roommate for ICT 2019 [Female]
Replies: 4
Views: 2786

Re: Roommate for ICT 2019 [Female]

Of the two teams Yale is sending to ICT this year, only one of our players is female. We are therefore wondering if anyone would be interested in splitting the cost of a double room at ICT with that player for the nights of Friday April 5 and Saturday April 6. Feel free to PM me your contact inform...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 3554

Re: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend

Any reason why this can't be multiple-select?
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 9956

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

I'm frustrated that the subject of conversation has gone so far afield from the original post, which is excellent. However, since we're here, I agree with Charlie on many points. It gives me extreme pause to introduce quizbowl people to my normal friends/significant others, because there's nothing e...
by Aaron's Rod
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO / Minnesota Open @ UMN, 3/30
Replies: 27
Views: 6545

Re: PIANO / Minnesota Open @ UMN, 3/30

Being that none of these teams are from a school (i.e., I assume nobody has to go through a finance office to send a check), perhaps just email teams about the benefits/drawbacks of a potential price increase, and raise the price if everybody consents? It's not the most graceful option, but it seems...