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by Milhouse
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 1665

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

jinah wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:31 am
If a team wishes to outsource part of its packet to a player not expected to play on that team (e.g. a student who has graduated), it must first receive approval from the head editor.
What is the rationale for this?
by Milhouse
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JHU Collegiate Novice (10/12) (CANCELLED)
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: JHU Collegiate Novice (10/5)

I suppose I can't blame you if this is the only day you could reserve rooms, or if you did so before knowing that Maryland's EFT mirror would be the same day, but it would be reasonable to assume that this could lead to relatively few teams attending this tournament. Also, as I've noted for the last...
by Milhouse
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 30
Views: 11189

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:47 pm
Mid-Atlantic: Maryland?
To be clear, does this mean that a Maryland mirror is not yet confirmed, or that it is confirmed but the date has not yet been? In either case, is there an idea of when details regarding it will be confirmed?
by Milhouse
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Paired Tossups and Bonuses
Replies: 9
Views: 1683

Re: Faster (Human) Parsing of Answer Lines

Yeah, both of those sets of arguments are reasonable. Thanks!
by Milhouse
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Paired Tossups and Bonuses
Replies: 9
Views: 1683

Paired Tossups and Bonuses

Split from Parsing Answerlines thread - Mgmt. At the risk both of iconoclasm and derailing this thread, surely the simplest significant quality-of-life improvement to be made in quizbowl packets would be to put bonuses between tossups and have the bonuses associated with dead tossups be skipped; th...
by Milhouse
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Stop putting "Quiet Night Thought" in power for Li Bai
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

Re: Stop putting "Quiet Night Thought" in power for Li Bai

wow your so good at literature

edit so this doesn't get FZ'd: I strongly believe that you and whoever you're getting anecdotal information from overestimate how much Chinese poetry most high school quizbowlers know.
by Milhouse
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: MONTH
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

Re: MONTH

Will this be open? Do you have an idea of the general date (eg this summer, this fall, next summer)? How much of this has already been written?
by Milhouse
Tue May 14, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: QuizDB settings for MSNCT
Replies: 1
Views: 972

Re: QuizDB settings for MSNCT

In any kind of studying, it's best to be practicing on questions harder than you're usually going to be playing; that way you'll be seeing clues that appear at the beginnings of tossups or in the hard parts of bonuses more frequently as they're used as middle clues and middle parts at harder difficu...
by Milhouse
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 23208

Re: Player Poll 2019

The Billiards Fool wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:23 pm
Eric Wolfsberg
Vote for Emmett for nicest person, but don’t vote for me in this poll. I can’t scale worth :capybara: .
by Milhouse
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 23208

Re: Player Poll 2019

Cheynem wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:55 pm
I've only seen him play once and he went 0/0/1, but my gut tells me Jack Mehr should definitely be ranked in the literature poll and probably in the overall poll.
I played with Jack at PIANO; can confirm that he is very good both at lit and in general.
by Milhouse
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 10087

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format

Essentially, this is the classic "pick 2 out of 3" situation: * Large ACF Nationals, with more than 40 teams * Championship bracket with 10+ teams playing a full round-robin * Tournament of a length that writers and editors can produce at a high quality; that moderators can read without losing thei...
by Milhouse
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 5783

Re: MUSES Announcement

Illinois Admin wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:50 pm
2/2 Euterpe - music (1/1 Classical, .75/.75 “other,” and .25/.25 whimsical)
To be perfectly clear, does "classical" here mean western art music, or music from classical antiquity (I'm assuming the former)?
by Milhouse
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 20909

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

This was the best reg+ set I have ever played. If you’re implying that this set was too easy, then, uh, have you considered the possibility that you’re very good at quizbowl, because I think a lot of other people would disagree strongly with that. My apologies if by reg+ you merely mean “harder tha...
by Milhouse
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 20909

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

Various people have expressed concern over a seeming lack of non-computer science math in this set. Would it be feasible to post a list of the questions in this set considered math and computer science so it can be determined if this was the case? Despite this issue (which I don’t actually care abou...
by Milhouse
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 44050

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

What determines whether an UG or D2 finals game will need to be played? Also, is there are a list of teams that will be UG or D2-eligible; the A-value spreadsheet may not be accurate to the rosters teams are bringing to Nationals.
by Milhouse
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 44050

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

I would assume that the change in the tiebreaker policy is because having fewer tiebreaks reduces the likelihood that any one of them will take overly long and slow the tournament down. I know that last year Delaware was involved in a tiebreaker determining if teams would go into the bottom or secon...
by Milhouse
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 16535

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

Given the exuberant praise this set has received, would there be interest in an online mirror for people who didn’t/can’t play it at ICT or HSNCT? I would be happy to staff such a thing, or to organize and run it if Jason would not prefer to do so himself.
by Milhouse
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Old time bonus formats
Replies: 19
Views: 4743

Re: Old time bonus formats

Y'all will probably hate this, but at early Delta Burkes (from 1998 till about 2007, I figure) I would have exactly one bonus in the tournament, usually coming in Round 7 or after, which had four five-point parts, and which asked the team captain to designate a player to answer one part based on an...
by Milhouse
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 44050

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

Is there an explicit limit on the number of players a team may have on their roster (i.e. with subbing in and out)?
by Milhouse
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Harder Questions in the Finals?
Replies: 11
Views: 4071

Re: Harder Questions in the Finals?

I think that having more difficult questions in later packets (i.e. "the playoffs") is a bad idea because many sites will have different schedules, resulting in different packets being in the playoffs. It makes absolutely no sense to have a more difficult packet in the sixth round of prelims if you ...
by Milhouse
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)
Replies: 15
Views: 4350

Re: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)

Is it correct that there are 13 teams registered for this tournament out of a max of 12? Is the field size staff-limited, rather than buzzer or room limited?(Delaware may or may not end up sending a team to this, but if it does I can staff)
by Milhouse
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Delta Burke at Purdue (3/2/19)
Replies: 17
Views: 4843

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

To be perfectly clear, it is Toronto who is out of line here.
by Milhouse
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 10153

Re: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago

Why is it that Colgate was offered a hosting autobid? My understanding (though I will admit I wasn’t there) was that CYPRAS, not the Colgate club, provided both the TD and a large portion of the staff.
by Milhouse
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ JHU (3/9/19)
Replies: 33
Views: 8875

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ JHU (3/9/19)

Is the Chicago B registered [at the OSU site] the same Chicago B that's playing this at Hopkins two weeks prior, did Chicago drop their second team from the Hopkins mirror and that post just hasn't been updated, is the second Chicago team at Hopkins actually Chicago C, is "Chicago B" [at OSU] a que...
by Milhouse
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)
Replies: 13
Views: 4781

Re: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)

Is the Chicago B registered here the same Chicago B that's playing this at Hopkins two weeks prior, did Chicago drop their second team from the Hopkins mirror and that post just hasn't been updated, is the second Chicago team at Hopkins actually Chicago C, is "Chicago B" here a questionable open tea...
by Milhouse
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 7062

Re: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT

There may be an issue in terms of having enough teams who qualify, but it seems to me that the undergraduate classification would be more meaningful if it were restricted to institutions whose student body is overwhelmingly or entirely made up of undergraduates. It seems like this would have the ef...
by Milhouse
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)
Replies: 11
Views: 7293

Re: ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)

Is there any update about the date of the Johns Hopkins site of this?
by Milhouse
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)
Replies: 13
Views: 4733

Re: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)

Also, why on the NAQT website is Princeton A ahead of Delaware A in the overall rankings but second to them in UG? EDIT: Looking at it more closely, I guess the answer for this is that the UG finals series was counted only for the UG rankings and not the overall rankings, since you don’t do an advan...
by Milhouse
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)
Replies: 13
Views: 4733

Re: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)

I'd like to echo Charlie's praise for the speed at which this tournament went (though Delaware had to leave later due to an Undergraduate finals series [which Delaware won over Princeton A in the tiebreak of the second game of a disadvantaged final after beating NYU A for the right to play them, unl...
by Milhouse
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite Mirror at UVa - 2/16/19 - Cancelled
Replies: 1
Views: 1384

Re: Spartan Housewrite Mirror at UVa - 2/16/19

Could a field update be provided?
by Milhouse
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]
Replies: 13
Views: 8297

Re: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]

Given that it's less than a month away, can an announcement for the Maryland site be posted?
by Milhouse
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 44050

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

(This is not directly related to this year’s nats but I’m not sure where else to say it.) In the first post of this thread’s linked post explaining ACF Nationals qualification , an explanation of how each team’s A-value is calculated is deferred to NAQT’s explanation of the D-value calculations thro...
by Milhouse
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SGI: CLOSED Online Mirror (12/29)
Replies: 10
Views: 4762

Re: SGI: CLOSED Online Mirror (12/29)

One would think that the sheet shouldn't have a free agents area since this tournament is closed.
by Milhouse
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 5658

Re: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

Could we get an update on the wait-list (preferably including in what order teams on it will be added)?
by Milhouse
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 16628

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

I’m not fantastically knowledgeable about music, so I’m not sure if it’s technically correct to call the Große Fuge a string quartet, but I feel like that tossup should have accepted fugue in the first two sentences that were talking about it.
by Milhouse
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 32809

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

My opinion is probably both the least important for a good field, and the least affected by Will's idea of anyone who could be called Mid-Atlantic, but I'd go up to a Yale site.
by Milhouse
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 8750

Re: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror Date Poll Inside

I suspect a large number of people may want to know if there is a physical mirror near them, of which only MSU's and TJ's have thusfar been announced, before they commit to playing this online mirror.
by Milhouse
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 7014

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

I get why you’d want to write a question on _carbon and carbon_, but saying that you want “these two elements” seems objectively misleading. It seems to me that you could pull off the same thing by changing the pronouns and making the answerline _carbon-carbon bonds_ or _making carbon-carbon bonds_ ...
by Milhouse
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 14141

Re: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)

Progcon wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:29 pm
the first in-person mirror will be on January 26, 2019.
This is the day of ACF Regionals.
by Milhouse
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please hold online playtesting mirrors on Sundays
Replies: 4
Views: 2998

Re: Please hold online playtesting mirrors on Sundays

I think Naveed's point is that the players of online playtesting mirrors (of whom there are typically on the order of 20-40 depending on the mirror's size), who are typically out of college since those mirrors are usually open, may have chosen by playing that online mirror to not staff some other ph...
by Milhouse
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 24200

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

I mistakenly filled out the registration form twice when I meant to edit it, so it should be noted that only one of the listed Delaware teams on the spreadsheet is correct (the one listed as packet-optional). I emailed the ACF Fall email account about this nearly a week ago but no action seems to ha...
by Milhouse
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice (CNS-177C) @ Johns Hopkins (10/6/18)
Replies: 5
Views: 2408

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice (CNS-177C) @ Johns Hopkins (10/6/18)

Me, in the thread for this exact tournament last year wrote:Also given that the fees as listed are per-player it might be smart to have that as a field [in the registration form] in addition to the number of teams.
by Milhouse
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 24200

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

vengefulsweatermensch wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:59 pm
theking259 wrote:Could we get access to the google sheet of the fields?
Sure, as soon as I get the Google forms script to work!
Has this happened yet?
by Milhouse
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Earlybird @ UIUC - 9/29/18 (Date change)
Replies: 14
Views: 5649

Re: Earlybird @ UIUC (10/06/18)

October 7 is a Sunday.
by Milhouse
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Where does the Commonwealth go?
Replies: 17
Views: 6611

Re: Where does the Commonwealth go?

I think more high schoolers take world than European history classes anyway. This is probably true: in 2017 nearly 300,000 students took the AP World History exam, while only about 105,000 took AP European History, according to data from the College Board . (For comparison, 505,000 took AP American...
by Milhouse
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Fuck it, let's rank the sets
Replies: 28
Views: 10652

Re: Fuck it, let's rank the sets

IMO 2017 ACF Fall was quite a bit better than 2016 (or at least didn’t have any bonuses on impossibly hard Tibetan rivers). I’d tentatively say without having thought about it much that 2017 Fall was one of the best recent easy sets.
by Milhouse
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 24200

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

The email address linked in the above post doesn't seem to exist yet? At the very least, both the emails I've sent asking for a distribution have failed, claiming that the address doesn't exist.