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by Rabbinator
Fri May 31, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 5544

Re: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media

Harry, you're not a one man crusade. I done been saying HSNCT et al is a ridiculously long and unmarketable name since I first heard it.

Edit: And your complaint about the logo is...it's spot on mate. And another thing I been saying for years.
by Rabbinator
Fri May 31, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 5544

Re: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media

I think what everyone is saying is that now that NAQT has managed to gain some sort of internet presence, there should suddenly be money in the budget for a full time social media analyst/content creator who can also craft a team of people to help make live streaming happen. Or you're just expecting...
by Rabbinator
Wed May 30, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59389

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

I have called Matt my friend for a few years, but as I told someone else recently you never REALLY know someone. I'm disappointed, but most of all I'm disgusted. I'm disgusted that nobody at a company I so passionately championed for thought these blog posts were disturbing. That a person who makes ...
by Rabbinator
Wed May 23, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59389

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

Are any of these reports/allegations actually substantiated at this time? Or proven in any way? It's interesting that Matt went from having a background role to not being able to staff. Was this decision made based off public pressure or actual facts one way or the other?
by Rabbinator
Fri May 18, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59389

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

Are there people from the team around the time of the allegations that can speak to them? Even if it's character witnesses, it's better than just a first person account from the accused and no statement from the alleged victim.
by Rabbinator
Thu May 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59389

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

Yes, I think what NAQT still needs to explain/clarify: 1. The status of any investigation into Matt Bruce (sounds like they concluded their investigation, but this was never made totally clear) 2. What, if anything, they plan on doing in response to the accusations 3. Making a public announcement a...
by Rabbinator
Thu May 17, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 10
Views: 7718

Re: Misconduct Reporting Form

This is wonderful to see, and I'm very thankful you chose to release some of this info for those of us who were anxious for it. I do have one question. While this lineup of folks is fantastic and trustworthy, what would be an appropriate way in the future if one needed to report misconduct ABOUT som...
by Rabbinator
Thu May 17, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59389

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

I think it's important that we have some individuals who are as impartial as possible do an investigation here as well, examining the sources from Charlie and others as well as contacting Matt and anyone who can confirm or deny or shed some light on the situation from back then. I would also be very...
by Rabbinator
Thu May 17, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 14642

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

Going off the two posts above, I have to say I love this idea. The ability to report things anonymously without fear of retaliation is of utmost importance to protecting victims and witnesses. It also allows everybody in the vicinity to take action against things they find troubling. One thing that ...
by Rabbinator
Tue May 15, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59389

Re: Matt Bruce

And for what it's worth, maybe instead of continuing to fixate on this whisper network we could actually be coming up with solutions. We could come up with a way to report these things? There's a lot of blasting here with no way to fix any of this. So let's get out shit together and come up with a ...
by Rabbinator
Tue May 15, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 14642

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

I think we need to talk seriously about ways to address this so we avoid the missing stair problem outlined above.

I also want to say that if there's anything someone is too afraid to say here on the boards, please feel free to reach out to me. You will stay anonymous in all ways.
by Rabbinator
Tue May 15, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59389

Re: Matt Bruce

And for what it's worth, maybe instead of continuing to fixate on this whisper network we could actually be coming up with solutions. We could come up with a way to report these things? There's a lot of blasting here with no way to fix any of this. So let's get out shit together and come up with a s...
by Rabbinator
Tue May 15, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59389

Re: Matt Bruce

The board staff has the power to edit out information they don't see fit to have on their website, and while I strive to exercise my own reasoned judgement about how much the information I have needs to be filtered, if they differ with my judgement it would also set a good precedent were they to de...
by Rabbinator
Tue May 15, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 14642

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

A safety taskforce should be assembled that is made up of many trusted and influential Quizbowl people as well as Quizbowl women. This would span all the organizations and would be an appropriate way to anonymously report concerns. Keeping victims safe and private is very important, and so is protec...
by Rabbinator
Tue May 15, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59389

Re: Matt Bruce

Jesus Christ Charlie how many female [people fit the description in your original post]?? Are you that dense that you think I'm here to sweep shit under the rug and whisper about rape in back alleys instead of just legitimately worried that victims will be dredged up because of your shitty attempt a...
by Rabbinator
Tue May 15, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59389

Re: Matt Bruce

2. Sexual assault/harassment is a VERY serious thing. It is not something to be aired openly on a board by someone who heard it through the grapevine. There are better ways to go about this and, as a result of this, those better ways need to be made even better and more obvious. I pursued the chain...
by Rabbinator
Tue May 15, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59389

Re: Matt Bruce

Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) wrote:The blotted out name is not the victim, it's a different source who interacted with the victim.
Well you did a shit job of protecting the actual victim when you decided to post the information you did. :)
by Rabbinator
Tue May 15, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59389

Re: Matt Bruce

I am extremely alarmed at a couple things here. 1. While Charlie has blotted some things out, the additional information given makes it far too easy to figure out who the victim was which violates their privacy. We absolutely cannot allow things like this. The protection of the victim is very import...
by Rabbinator
Tue May 15, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 14642

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

Personally I get really tired of people who have nothing to be afraid of feeling empowered by the reactions of the community to shitty things that happen. I'm sure some of you mean well, but honestly when you say things like you're 'buoyed" by the support blah blah and in the same breath call actua...
by Rabbinator
Tue May 15, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 14642

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

Personally I get really tired of people who have nothing to be afraid of feeling empowered by the reactions of the community to shitty things that happen. I'm sure some of you mean well, but honestly when you say things like you're 'buoyed" by the support blah blah and in the same breath call actual...
by Rabbinator
Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting After the Crisis [pt. 0: Intro/Contents]
Replies: 4
Views: 4067

Re: Resetting After the Crisis [pt. 0: Intro/Contents]

Part 5: How We Treat Each Other -- In the fifth component I'll be discussing how we in the quizbowl community treat each other, and how we should take this opportunity to reset or roll back a lot of the more harmful patterns we've gotten into on that score. Any update as to when this part will come...
by Rabbinator
Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Natl. Quiz Bowl Awards: Congratulations to the Winners!
Replies: 34
Views: 22160

Re: 2015 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Voting Open

At the awards ceremony, only 1 award was given out (to Eric Xu for making the National A-team). The reason for this, to be clear, was that everyone else had either already left NASAT or was not present in the first place. I'm not sure if this merits its own thread or anything, but Quizbowl awards c...
by Rabbinator
Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting After the Crisis [pt. 0: Intro/Contents]
Replies: 4
Views: 4067

Re: Resetting After the Crisis [pt. 0: Intro/Contents]

I'm really looking forward to part five, so thank you for taking the time to do that.
by Rabbinator
Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Natl. Quiz Bowl Awards: Congratulations to the Winners!
Replies: 34
Views: 22160

Re: 2015 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Voting Open

Congratulations to the following award-winners of the 2015 National Quizbowl Awards presented this past weekend: 9th Grade Player of the Year Alex Schmidt 10th Grade Player of the Year Shub Mehta Middle School Player of the Year William Golden High School Coach of the Year Jason Flowers Middle Schoo...
by Rabbinator
Tue May 26, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Middle School History Bowl Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 5925

Re: 2015 Middle School History Bowl Discussion

I will admit the Saturday 9pm meeting for us elderly (LOL) folks was a challenge, especially after a good meal and knowing the BlackHawks were playing, but we are flow-goers! Irene Ducharme I'll definitely agree with you there. I think you could all tell that I was tired, too, so it was kind of har...
by Rabbinator
Mon May 25, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Middle School History Bowl Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 5925

2015 Middle School History Bowl Discussion

Hello everybody! First off, I want to thank all of the people who helped make Sunday such a huge success. We had over 50 staffers throughout the day helping with reading, site captaining, scorekeeping, stats, etc. The tournament itself could not have been possible without each individual who volunte...
by Rabbinator
Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida State / Panhandle Teams?
Replies: 4
Views: 2558

Re: Florida State / Panhandle Teams?

I haven't been able to find contact information for Billy Beyer through here. Does someone have an email address? At this point we're willing to pay $200 to make sure this thing runs well for the kids.
by Rabbinator
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcing the Launch of the Middle School History Bowl Site
Replies: 0
Views: 1228

Announcing the Launch of the Middle School History Bowl Site

The National History Bee and Bowl is proud to announce the launch of our brand new Middle School Bowl site at http://www.ms.historybowl.com . Hello, all! My name is Bunnie Hadsall , and I'm the Director of the Middle School National History Bowl. We are extremely excited to bring history quizbowl f...