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by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 5591

Re: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion

As someone who's edited ACF Fall, let me tell you that (at least in science) close to ~70% of the submissions are unusable, ~20% are usable with significant edits, and maybeeee ~10% are usable with minor editing. As ACF Fall draws in more teams I can't imagine the percentage of usable questions goin...
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Fuck it, let's rank the sets
Replies: 28
Views: 13344

Re: Fuck it, let's rank the sets

1) 2018 CO
2) 2016 ACF Fall
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 20812

Re: High School Player Poll

Akshay Govindan is the second best hs science player and will soon be the first
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MSTP (Summer 2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 3378

Re: MSTP (Summer 2018)

Ankush Bajaj will play this tournament in 2024
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT + Side Events at MIT (July 29, 2017)
Replies: 15
Views: 5704

Re: NASAT + Side Events at MIT (July 29, 2017)

hey i'm looking for teammates for this. i can offer mediocre science buzzes and endless encouragement.
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 304049

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Eddie wrote:I will be reading João this Sunday evening at 6 PM Pacific / 9 PM Eastern. Let me know if you're interested.
is there any way we could do a time that doesn't conflict with the NBA finals?
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)
Replies: 58
Views: 26241

Re: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)

Will this packet be posted at some point ?
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 31230

Re: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion

I liked the bio tossups in this set quite a bit. The A. tumefaciens , CYP450, and poly-A tails ones were fresh and pretty interesting. I wasn't a fan of the ketogenesis tossup, though. I spent quite a bit of time wondering if it wanted a specific fatty acid metabolism process like β oxidation, but ...
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 31230

Re: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion

Hi, I just wanted to post a brief thing. Thanks to Matt for letting me do this, Andrew Wang for his help with editing and writing a few of the chem tossups (TEMPO/7/Lanthanides/Mossbauer), Billy for editing and general expertise, and all of the other proofreaders who provided input. I tried to write...
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall New England at Brown (November 5, 2016)
Replies: 7
Views: 4326

Re: 2016 ACF Fall New England at Brown (November 5, 2016)

Thanks for coming everyone and congrats to MIT A. Huge thanks to Ming-Ho Yee and Eliza Grames for their help with staffing and stats.
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 16360

Re: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament

This was awesome! Lots of super cool/fun answerlines. The only thing I would change was to have more questions on 2000-2011 and less on pre 1999, other than that I loved it.
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall New England at Brown (November 5, 2016)
Replies: 7
Views: 4326

Re: 2016 ACF Fall New England at Brown (November 5, 2016)

Update: Because we're strapped for buzzers right now we're lowering the cap to 14 teams. If more buzzers are available we'll change it back.
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 9119

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I agreed with a good amount of your complaints in about the non-leadin parts of the tossup and have edited the tossup to its current form for mirrors tomorrow (this is more of a band-aid, since replacing it is still totally in the books): 12. In one stage of this process, high levels of inhibin con...
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament @ NYU (October 1st, 2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 8614

Re: Early Fall Tournament @ NYU (October 1st, 2016)

Are the stats available somewhere?
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall New England at Brown (November 5, 2016)
Replies: 7
Views: 4326

Re: 2016 ACF Fall New England at Brown (November 5, 2016)

This post is reserved for field updates

School / Teams / Buzzers / Staffers
Amherst / 2 / 0 / 0
Boston College / 1 / 1 / 0
Uconn / 2 / 0 / 1
Tufts / 2 / 1 / 0
MIT / 2 / 0 / 0
Olin / 2 / 1 / 0
Total / 11 / 3 / 1
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 16360

Re: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament

god bless
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The 10-Point Shootout (NBA Vanity Tournament)
Replies: 36
Views: 13719

Re: The 10-Point Shootout (NBA Vanity Tournament)

will this set be posted soon or are there any other mirrors planned? otherwise I'm sure there's plenty of people like me who couldn't make a mirror who'd be interested in hearing them on irc
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Becoming and Being a Great Science Player
Replies: 8
Views: 15546

Re: Becoming and Being a Great Science Player

Bubalus Period wrote:So it's all just word association right
Alternatively, just flashcard this list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Name_reactions
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 2846

Re: Specific Question Discussion

A value named for this thing can be given in terms of temperature, salinity, and depth by four empirical formulas named for Medwin, Mackenzie, Coppen, or Chen and Millero. Governing equations of a technique named for this thing incorporate the directivity index as part of finding the detection thre...
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Mon May 09, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Postseason Roundtable?
Replies: 8
Views: 3703

Re: Postseason Roundtable?

For those of us that missed it, does anyone have a transcript of this they can post?
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Christmas Present Online (likely 3/12)
Replies: 8
Views: 4113

Re: Christmas Present Online (likely 3/12)

Hey! I'm looking for a teammate for this. I know some myth and a little bit of social science.
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER
Replies: 81
Views: 35149

Re: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER

Hey! I'm looking for a teammate for this. Preferably someone who knows physics and math but it doesn't really matter.
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Corrections
Replies: 38
Views: 10945

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Corrections

The Crete myth bonus in the Brown packet says that "three residents of this location became judges of the underworld" or something like that. Only two of the three judges of the underworld are from Crete.
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 10464

Re: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion

I would love to hear what people thought of my questions: the chem and physics in
round 8 through finals 2, transition states, carbonate, geochemistry bonus, india (science), gemstones bonus.
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15
Replies: 21
Views: 10864

Re: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15

With Columbia dropping their third team we're down to 18, so we're going to close the field barring any unforeseeable changes. We're looking into running SHAWARMA at lunch. We'll be ordering pizza so people who want to play won't have to get lunch and come back. There'll be a slight fee if you want ...
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15
Replies: 21
Views: 10864

Re: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15

We can expand the field to 20 teams, so there are currently 2 spots left.
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 10464

Re: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion

Quizbowl is a game, not a pure test of knowledge; prompt-bashing is definitely a legitimate and useful strategy. I also see nothing wrong with prompting on "finches"; I'm sure the majority of people who buzz and say "finches" would be able to pull Darwin after a prompt anyways. There's no use in pe...
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 10464

Re: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion

For the question on Darwin's finches, I'm really not sure that's the wisest of answer lines. The other team buzzed at the end of tossup and said "finches" and were immediately ruled incorrect, although the question had already said "Galapagos." I have two problems with this: 1) I get that Darwin's ...
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Missouri Open 2015) Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 3261

Re: (Missouri Open 2015) Thanks and General Discussion

I thought the trash/mixed academic/"cute" NAQT was pretty well-executed--it seemed a little more conservative than NAQT usually swings, but I also can't imagine anyone really complaining about the stuff. I haven't seen anything past packet 11 yet, but I thought the tossup 2014 Forest Hills Drive wa...
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Playtesting
Replies: 6
Views: 3659

Re: Missouri Open Playtesting

I'll be playtesting the chemistry and half of the physics at 7 PM this Thursday (the 15th) SATURDAY the 17th. Email me at rohi.nagari AT gmail.com if you're interested.
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15
Replies: 21
Views: 10864

Re: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15

We've been able to expand to 18 teams but it's unlikely that we'll be able to open up the field any more. All further registrations will be placed on the waitlist.
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15
Replies: 21
Views: 10864

Re: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15

With the registration of Yale, the field is now closed. If there is sufficient interest, there is a slight chance that we can expand the field a bit, but we can't promise anything.
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15
Replies: 21
Views: 10864

Re: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15

Field (Teams/Buzzers/Staff):

Dartmouth (1/1/1)
Amherst (1/0/0)
MIT (3/1/1)
Rutgers (1/0/0)
UPenn (3/2/0)
Columbia (2/3/0)
Yale (3/2/0)
Rochester (1/2/0)
NYU (1/0/1)

Total (16/11/2)
__________________

Current waitlist:
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15
Replies: 21
Views: 10864

Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15

This is the announcement for Brown's mirror of Missouri Open, to be held on November 14th, 2015. The original tournament information can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17474 Because this is an open tournament, we would love to see any graduates or ambitious high scho...
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 17161

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussion

I can read the last 3 packets over IRC/skype/whatever. How does 5 PM eastern on Saturday 8/15 sound?

EDIT: This is happening on Sunday 8/16 at 5 PM eastern in #cofinals. See you there.

EDIT 2: Actually this'll be at 8 PM eastern tonight instead, sorry for the inconvenience
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Thu May 28, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2015 - August 8th
Replies: 53
Views: 53541

Re: VCU Open 2015 - August 8th

vcpavao wrote:Do you expect there to be a mirror in the Northeast?
I would totally play this, and I'm pretty sure there's enough people around who would be interested.
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science Side Event 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 7184

Re: Science Side Event 2015

Abid Haseeb and I would like to write a packet.
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/2015)
Replies: 75
Views: 36498

Re: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/20

I'm also looking to play this. PM me if you want to play together!
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Questions Discussion (2014 Penn Bowl)
Replies: 32
Views: 9866

Re: Specific Questions Discussion

Could I see the tossup on genetic drift? To speak up for Sriram, since I don't think he visits the forums, was evolution / natural selection promptable? He buzzed on the second or so clue and was denied. The same thing happened to me. I buzzed on Kimura and said evolution because his theory is call...
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Questions Discussion (2014 Penn Bowl)
Replies: 32
Views: 9866

Re: Specific Questions Discussion

Could I see the tossup on genetic drift?
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas Quizbowl Camp Tournament at UW - 8/23/14
Replies: 9
Views: 3031

Re: Texas Quizbowl Camp Tournament at UW - 8/23/14

Are there any field updates for this?
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PADAWAN at Brown, 10/11/14
Replies: 9
Views: 3916

PADAWAN at Brown, 10/11/14

This is the announcement for Brown's mirror of PADAWAN, to be held on October 11th, 2014. The original tournament information can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16139. The tournament is being held in Wilson Hall (NOT the same building as J. Walter Wilson). Wilson Hal...
by Doga (Dog Yoga)
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas Quizbowl Camp Tournament at UW - 8/23/14
Replies: 9
Views: 3031

Re: Texas Quizbowl Camp Tournament at UW - 8/23/14

Unless someone is planning on driving up from the Portland area, I'd be interested in playing online.