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by vsirin
Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: exit, voice and loyalty
Replies: 85
Views: 35532

Oh, fine, if you want names, I believe that Harvard skipped out on BU's Terrier Tussle one year and that BU passed on MIT's Beaver Bonspiel. I didn't think it was necessary to call out certain programs by name when I wasn't sure. Can anyone confirm or deny whether or not those happened and, if so, ...
by vsirin
Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: exit, voice and loyalty
Replies: 85
Views: 35532

Good teams need to take one for the circuit and attend more bad tournaments. They don't need to send their best players, but they should send some representation. I'm too lazy to look through tournament results right now to see how much of a problem this really is, but I think it does happen now an...
by vsirin
Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: exit, voice and loyalty
Replies: 85
Views: 35532

Re: Proposal for summer...

So I have been thinking about having some sort of summer "workshop" on question writing and editing. The original goal was to focus the technical aspects of writing questions to high school kids and coaches, but perhaps we should also have something specific for those individuals who might be avail...
by vsirin
Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: exit, voice and loyalty
Replies: 85
Views: 35532

We have to differentiate between questions that are flawed because they have poor clue selection and questions that are flawed because of poor answer selection despite perhaps technically acceptable or easily fixable clue selection (and, of course, some questions suffer from both flaws). When peopl...
by vsirin
Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: exit, voice and loyalty
Replies: 85
Views: 35532

I think this discussion has completely drifted away from the original point of AuguryMarch's post. He was noting an overall problem about participation in the game, and wondering what could be done to make novices feel that they have more of a "voice" in our little community. Instead of discussing t...
by vsirin
Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THE thread for NAQT SCT discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 52191

I don't know if any of the changes you all attribute to NAQT's writing style is a response to statistical trends that they want to see occur. If anyone has that much free time (I feel like I'm throwing meat to lions placed on a vegetarian diet), is there a way to link "good style" with statistical ...
by vsirin
Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regs discussion
Replies: 66
Views: 32865

What? Also, please stop making off-topic posts, busting people for posting on topic, and just generally being an anonymous troll, or you'll lose the use of this account. Thanks, MaS It was in no way an off-topic post, since I was responding to the evolution of this very topic. Nor was I "busting pe...
by vsirin
Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regs discussion
Replies: 66
Views: 32865

Why must every discussion of a tournament dwindle into an interminable and incomprehensible squabble about the specifics of one science question appearing in that tournament? Maybe in the future we should split every discussion topic into two separate and distinct threads: "individual science questi...
by vsirin
Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Overrepresentation of World Lit Topics
Replies: 66
Views: 34730

grapesmoker wrote: Also, dear gimmick accounts: your joke is funny exactly once. After that, you have to create a new gimmick to be funny again. It also helps to post a parody post soon after the original instead of waiting 2 weeks.
Oh, snap! JamesDinanProxy, you got served!
by vsirin
Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: double standard?
Replies: 61
Views: 28812

Dear Mr. Tsouris, 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 du...
by vsirin
Mon May 23, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in Trash Tournament at Chicago Open?
Replies: 7
Views: 5150

Well all hearsay seems to indicate that this trash tournament is happening, have people started putting together teams yet? I have it on excellent authority that this tournament will be taking place. My predictions for the top 5: 1. Fuck You, Whippersnappers (Jim Dendy, Eric Hillemann, Tom Waters, ...
by vsirin
Wed Apr 13, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT results
Replies: 4
Views: 3727

NAQT results

Looking at the stats I noticed that Michigan had both less ppg and a lower bonus conversion than Chicago, and still managed to win. A brief scan of the NAQT archives suggests that this is the first time a team led the tournament in both those categories without winning. Last year, for instance, Mich...
by vsirin
Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2005 NAQT ICT Results
Replies: 46
Views: 29704

Larry Horse wrote:Regardless of who should have been the D2 champion or this or that, there was really one true winner this past weekend:


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Thank you for the memories, Mr Kidder

with Love,
Pericles
Pericles:

Would you hit that?

with Curiosity,
Colby
by vsirin
Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:20 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: ACF Nationals aftermath/discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 59393

Two things: First, I just wanted to say that the pop-culture questions at Nationals rocked my socks. I believe I managed to answer almost all the pop-culture questions that I heard (excluding "Whitesnake") which is totally unprecedented for me. I'm with Jerry on this one. I wasn't answering many to...
by vsirin
Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:51 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: ACF Nationals aftermath/discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 59393

But I do want to say one more thing, briefly: I think a straw man is being attacked in some of the posts here. How many science players make the argument that science questions should only (or even mostly) reflect what they learned in class? I'm not even opposed to tossups to which the answer is a ...
by vsirin
Sat Mar 26, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Predictions
Replies: 12
Views: 8192

Where's all the predictions? Here's my completely ignorant picks for the top ten: 1. Chicago A -- they just keep winning 2. Michigan A -- always a bridesmaid, never a bride, except I guess for all those times when they were the bride 3. Texas A & M -- Romero means "just win, bitch" in Bantu -- googl...
by vsirin
Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Manu Ginobili Open
Replies: 3
Views: 3263

Are those questions going to be made availalbe online at some point, like other acf tournaments? Or will it be possible to buy them? I have to wonder how hard those questions must've been -- that's a strong field, and only five people broke 30 ppg. Also, if you're only getting 24 ppg playing solo yo...