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by trphilli
Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!
Replies: 89
Views: 13484

Re: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!

Wow, I'm surprised that they admit the existence of ACF!
by trphilli
Tue May 27, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gaddis Discussion
Replies: 60
Views: 9832

Re: Gaddis Discussion

So in an attempt to gather some productive suggestions going forward, how can a team of writers produce a set of questions written at this level without resorting to this "vanity of selection," while simultaneously avoiding transparency and pyramidality issues? Any suggestions would be appreciated....
by trphilli
Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT's Post-ICT Survey
Replies: 84
Views: 16671

Re: NAQT's Post-ICT Survey

What were the teams' complaints? Just that losing the entire game because they were, say, ten minutes late is a penalty that is incommensurate with the offense? Yeah the feeling was for minor tardiness they were deprived of an entire game. And theoretically they wanted the chance to mount a comeback.
by trphilli
Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT's Post-ICT Survey
Replies: 84
Views: 16671

Re: NAQT's Post-ICT Survey

As a moderator, I met some teams (not usually represented here) that had concerns about the current wording of the forefiet rule. Their train of thought: Would you prefer that in a situation where a team fails to arrive within five minutes of a stated game time that the first half begin at that time...
by trphilli
Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesotta Information
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Minnesotta Information

Hey Minnesotta People,

I need to brush up my moderating skills before ICT. Can somebody post your practice info and directions.

Thanks,

Tom
by trphilli
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.
Replies: 80
Views: 16147

Re: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.

This more a combination of shame.

At the 2002 SCT I answered in separate rounds (I forget if they were back-to-back or not) on Battlefield Earth and Judge Dred.

No shame, only points.
by trphilli
Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Dwight Introduces Yet Another QB Rating System
Replies: 13
Views: 2975

Also, this model adequately compensates for empty chairs - their "individual rating factor" is assumed to be zero since they contribute nothing (a zero-rated player is still better than an empty chair). I'll play devil's advocate here. Empty chair doesn't incur negs / penalties / blurt out incorrec...
by trphilli
Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: playing against the packet
Replies: 55
Views: 14789

more complex history cannon http://www.rampantscotland.com/edinburgh/graphics2/monsmeg3e.jpg Okay, so I typed myself into that one. My apologies. See, I think it's only a clue if you don't have to take it with something else to make the answer space 1. Okay, I accept that we have differing definiti...
by trphilli
Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: playing against the packet
Replies: 55
Views: 14789

I was impressed (negatively) with this question from the Columbia packet at BOB because it does not have a single clue in it : Born in 1847, he served in both the Austro-Prussian and Franco-Prussian Wars, but retired in 1911. He was however, still accused of causing Germany’s downfall in WWI. A m...
by trphilli
Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Illinois Open 2007: Spite of the Long Knives
Replies: 13
Views: 6563

millionwaves wrote:Stats, including the playoff rounds, can be found here:

https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/tmeade2/www/i ... dings.html
Hey, I want credit for my three wins. Your missing a couple games in there somehow, not all of the teams have nine games in the stats.
by trphilli
Wed May 16, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New teams & ACF Fall
Replies: 101
Views: 40702

[ My point is simply that the casual player has a right to be just that: a casual player. It's pointless to lecture him about how he really ought to care more than he in fact does. ... If there's a tacit understanding among the teams at a tournament that it's going to be "casual" in that sense, I d...
by trphilli
Wed May 16, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spider-Man 3
Replies: 87
Views: 34260

You can all call it quits now, because ...
Thing wrote:It's clobberin' time
And this based totally on old-school cartoons. Haven't seen nor wish to see current hollywood versions. :grin:
by trphilli
Wed May 16, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stingray Award Nominees
Replies: 52
Views: 18979

Re: Stingray Award Nominees

Here are my votes courtesey of Kolin, Czech Republic (no, its not worth a visit): Thread of the Year CBI + Mueller = Hillarity Consolidated College Bowl results thread Post of the year Ahh, the brotherhood of alleged trashbashers. Matt Weiner: "Borrow some bleach from a neighbor and drink it." Avata...
by trphilli
Thu May 03, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 71
Views: 31446

Ryan Westbrook wrote:
John Jay, John Rutledge, Oliver Ellsworth...
Ryan, you must be more expansive. The first line of ANY list tossup.
by trphilli
Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging Interest in Chicago Open History Singles
Replies: 30
Views: 12543

Thanks for all the interest everybody.

Unfortunatelyt stuff has come up and I can no longer handle the tourney.

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/phpBB2/viewto ... 0827#50827
by trphilli
Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO - History Singles Cancelled
Replies: 0
Views: 2046

CO - History Singles Cancelled

Hi everybody, Some family stuff has come up and its go to take up a bunch of my time and stress over the next couple months. Unfortunately, this takes away from my available free time, and I can't guarantee that I'd be able to deliver the tournament. Somebody(s) can feel free to take over if they wi...
by trphilli
Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie (TM) Classic (4/28/07) at UTC (Chattanooga , TN)
Replies: 5
Views: 4969

Kilby wrote:Brief Results

MVP: Seth Kendall (Kentucky)
Here's a name we haven't heard in a while.
by trphilli
Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy is dead to me
Replies: 8
Views: 3306

E.T. Chuck wrote:Yoda would kick :kenj: 's behind on that category.
You have it wrong there.
Yoda wrote: On that category, kick :kenj:'s behind, would Yoda.
by trphilli
Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging Interest in Chicago Open History Singles
Replies: 30
Views: 12543

Bumping this back up to the top. If your interested, please continue to vote in the poll.
by trphilli
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT ICT 2007 discussion
Replies: 127
Views: 52312

To clarify, my opponent didn't try to pass it off thusly, or offer any sort of explanation as to why "Scriblerist" was acceptable. I was offering "scriblerist may be a form of 'Scriblerus'" as a conjecture for why I was willing to let this slide at the time, even though I was pretty sure it was wro...
by trphilli
Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging Interest in Chicago Open History Singles
Replies: 30
Views: 12543

Hi all,

So everybody's positive. So I will give this thing a go.

Formal announcement will follow as the date draws closer.

Until then, please continue to voice your support in this thread and the poll above to hold the spot in the CO lineup.
by trphilli
Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Official Announcement: Chicago Open 2007
Replies: 59
Views: 39077

DumbJaques wrote:History tournament?
Final decision on history singles is still pending. I should have an answer for everybody shortly.
by trphilli
Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging Interest in Chicago Open History Singles
Replies: 30
Views: 12543

Gauging Interest in Chicago Open History Singles

The other thread has gotten kind of side-tracked with HSCNT discussions, plus I wanted to run a poll. I could potentially be the lead writer & editor for a history singles event for Chicago Open. The availability of 1 co-writer would increase the length of the tournament. If I decide to do this solo...
by trphilli
Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: More proof against the use against Wikipedia
Replies: 0
Views: 1672

More proof against the use against Wikipedia

El actor y comediante Sinbad rió de último luego que el sitio de Internet Wikipedia anunciara erróneamente su muerte, dijo el propio actor el jueves. Full article http://espanol.entertainment.yahoo.com/16032007/1/entretenimiento-wikipedia-reporta-err-neamente-muerte-sinbad.html A rough translati...
by trphilli
Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT location?
Replies: 55
Views: 20468

As disappointed as I am by the location of the ICT, I think I should point out that there are ultracheap fares to Minnesota from a handful of Midwestern cities on the Megabus . While this is true, there are a few caveats from my experience riding with this company. 1. Megabus is worse than the airl...
by trphilli
Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Vancouver Estival Trivia Open question packets
Replies: 52
Views: 35501

There is likely to be extreme disagreement among economists as to what actual program or set of programs (or even any program at all) caused Venezuela to have the highest real economic growth in the western hemisphere over the past few years, so I think that would actually be a poor leadin. I'm sor...
by trphilli
Mon May 08, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: The Theory of Tiebreakers
Replies: 30
Views: 31136

My two cents is that resolving protests significantly past the end of the match creates significant difficulties for informing teams about the results and their ability to counter any arguements (see recent events at ICT). But at that same time, resolving every protest regardless of match outcome wo...
by trphilli
Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regs discussion
Replies: 66
Views: 32921

I wanted to throw something out there for your consideration, but first I'll start with a disclaimer, that this is a general perception and an in-depth study of the packets would likely reveal specific questions that counter my generalities. I know this but make the following statement: It felt like...
by trphilli
Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Films that Quiz Bowl Players Need To See
Replies: 26
Views: 13132

DVader wrote: Not to mention that Simpsons questions find their way into packets every once in awhile.
Or a power buzzer race in every fifth NAQT packet. :grin:
by trphilli
Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: double standard?
Replies: 61
Views: 28869

Yes I know, you counted them out loud for all of us to hear. Your behavior at TRASH regionals was grossly des-pic-able (damn you Ray Sun). I have never in my life seen anyone enter a tournament under such bad faith for the pure purpose of bitching about it afterward (as well as during). This count ...