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by 1.82
Wed Dec 22, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: A Message for Quizbowl Adults Online
Replies: 6
Views: 3859

Re: A Message for Quizbowl Adults Online

In addition, sometimes we don’t really realize that we’re too consumed by quizbowl, but a wise man once stated how a lot of the toxicity in quizbowl could be cut down by “encouraging a norm against obsessiveness”. I don’t see why authorial figures who are out of touch on these social spaces should ...
by 1.82
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: HARI at Maryland (December 4, 2021)
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

Re: HARI at Maryland (December 4, 2021)

Maryland defeated Rutgers 400–195 in the first game of an advantaged final to win the tournament. Thanks to all who participated and thanks especially to our staff: Jordan Brownstein, Alex Echikson, Ophir Lifshitz, Graham Reid, David Song, and Emma Stevens. Please let me know if there are any correc...
by 1.82
Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: HARI at Maryland (December 4, 2021)
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

HARI at Maryland (December 4, 2021)

The University of Maryland will host a tournament on Saturday, December 4, 2021 on the HARI question set. More information on the question set can be found here . This is a closed collegiate event and all players from a team must attend the same school. I, Naveed Chowdhury, will direct this tourname...
by 1.82
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: What is the remit of the misconduct organization?
Replies: 4
Views: 1705

Re: What is the remit of the misconduct organization?

Maybe I just have a hard time following Naveed's writing style, but I do not understand what this post is getting at. It seems to me to conflate two concerns: 1) ACF misconduct decision making is not transparent 2) the purview of things that could be reported is too large or not well-defined. These...
by 1.82
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: What is the remit of the misconduct organization?
Replies: 4
Views: 1705

What is the remit of the misconduct organization?

Last night, Ryan Rosenberg stated that "not everything that is reported to the misconduct form is necessarily misconduct; it's much better if people have a bias towards overreporting rather than underreporting." Perhaps because of the way that it was worded, this made me deeply uncomfortab...
by 1.82
Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: THE ISLAND CUP III RETURNS IN-PERSON (LI/NY/NJ/CT) [NO REGION RESTRICTIONS]
Replies: 43
Views: 11396

Re: THE ISLAND CUP III RETURNS IN-PERSON (LI/NY/NJ/CT) [NO REGION RESTRICTIONS]

Anti-vaxxers should not be allowed to be involved with Quizbowl, especially in a staffing, or even worse, a tournament-directing capacity. I call on NAQT and other question providers to prevent such an anti-intellectual person to run an activity that is supposed to promote intellectual curiosity. W...
by 1.82
Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Boundaries and Being Off-topic on the Discord
Replies: 17
Views: 4871

Re: Boundaries and Being Off-topic on the Discord

new proposal: you need college eligibility to be on the main discord, kick the geezers off to the "open" server The idea that it's somehow inappropriate for adults to be interacting with other adults betrays a complete misunderstanding of why it is that high school students and adults are...
by 1.82
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why does ACF have children do its work?
Replies: 6
Views: 3015

Why does ACF have children do its work?

Several years ago, ACF made a decision that it would allow children enrolled in high school to become editors for its tournaments, thereby granting them a pathway to membership. I do not recall at the time any compelling reasons being advanced for this decision, but I am aware of at least one instan...
by 1.82
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020–21 Player Poll
Replies: 6
Views: 3609

Re: 2020–21 Player Poll

The results of the poll are now available. Thanks to our voters: Matthew Lehmann, Taylor Harvey, Tim Morrison, Daniel Hothem, Alex Hardwick, Matt Bollinger, Chandler West, and Caleb Kendrick. For this poll, owing to the greater variance in rankings compared to the team poll, I elected to drop the hi...
by 1.82
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020–21 Postseason Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 3350

Re: 2020–21 Postseason Poll

The results of the poll are now available. My sincere apologies for the delay. Thanks as always to our voters: Taylor Harvey, Will Alston, Tim Morrison, Anson Berns, Alex Hardwick, Daniel Hothem, Christopher Sims, Caleb Kendrick, and Dan Puma. The poll would be impossible without your brave work. #1...
by 1.82
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Gender Neutrality in Quizbowl Writing and Playing
Replies: 13
Views: 2565

Re: Gender Neutrality in Quizbowl Writing and Playing

Using "they" as an all-purpose singular pronoun clearly impacts understanding (for reasons already mentioned in the original post) and serves to make the language of quizbowl questions, which can already be hard to parse, still more difficult to understand. Good writers are able to minimiz...
by 1.82
Sat Aug 28, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020–21 Postseason Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 3350

Re: 2020–21 Postseason Poll

I don't see votes from either of you in my inbox. If you sent a vote that I didn't receive, please resend it to me as as a forum PM.
by 1.82
Sat Aug 28, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020–21 Postseason Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 3350

Re: 2020–21 Postseason Poll

The allotted time for voting has come and gone and I've received exactly two votes in both this poll and the player poll. (Thanks to Taylor Harvey and Will Alston for submitting ballots.) I'm willing to leave both polls open for another week, but if in that time I don't receive enough votes to make ...
by 1.82
Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread
Replies: 47
Views: 5321

Re: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread

I am at the Culver's in Tomah, which both Andrew and Rob separately remembered is on Wittig Road. As Andrew pulled in he noted that this Culver's has the hottest parking lot in the world, which appears to be true.
by 1.82
Fri Aug 20, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread
Replies: 47
Views: 5321

Re: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread

I think I have had the longest CO journey of anyone here, having left my home twelve days ago. Right now I am at Carsten's apartment, waiting for Andrew to pick us up for the long drive through Wisconsin (where I can pick up 14 new counties). I was under the impression that Andrew would arrive betwe...
by 1.82
Fri Aug 13, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020–21 Postseason Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 3350

Re: 2020–21 Postseason Poll

in the country https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/x09g8ri996jf8eZKU93SbixyLulgwRBndQpRKd88ffj5AmW132iY8VQNE0lKCw2w9y_asL5o7wuog7F86LrS-5g (memes aside, I assume this is not intended to only rank US teams?) I have yet to see anyone advance the claim that "England is my country"; have ...
by 1.82
Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020–21 Player Poll
Replies: 6
Views: 3609

2020–21 Player Poll

By popular demand, here is the collegiate player poll. In the words of Mike Cheyne five years ago, please vote for your top 25 of active players (active being defined as eligible for a national title, although they do not necessarily have to have played at either ICT or ACF Nationals). I am making t...
by 1.82
Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020–21 Postseason Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 3350

2020–21 Postseason Poll

As we come to the end of the longest season of collegiate quizbowl ever, it's time for the postseason poll. To participate, please send a list of the top 25 teams in the world ranked from #1 to #25 to me at [email protected].edu with the subject "Postseason Poll". You can vote for B or C teams, but ...
by 1.82
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Geography Front - Gauging Interest
Replies: 36
Views: 8532

Re: The Geography Front - Gauging Interest

I would love to play this, but I would not love to play this online. Spending the day before Chicago Open in a room playing 600 geography questions would be perfect.
by 1.82
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 ACF Regionals Invitational (1/30/2021)
Replies: 12
Views: 4424

Re: 2021 ACF Regionals Invitational (1/30/2021)

Well, it's very dismaying that there was no mention in any public location to the existence of this tournament prior to the announcement that the spots had all been filled already.
by 1.82
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 ACF Regionals Invitational (1/30/2021)
Replies: 12
Views: 4424

Re: 2021 ACF Regionals Invitational (1/30/2021)

What exactly is this tournament? What region of the country does this tournament correspond to? The linked ACF Regionals thread on the forum does not, as far as I can tell, provide any relevant information.
by 1.82
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 WORKSHOP Playtest Mirror [6 February 2021]
Replies: 9
Views: 3320

Re: 2021 WORKSHOP Playtest Mirror [6 February 2021]

Thanks to both of you for that update. For general reference, my question was not motivated by concerns about Em's competence or integrity, but simply by it being inadvisable for a high school student to be placed in a position of authority over adults.
by 1.82
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 WORKSHOP Playtest Mirror [6 February 2021]
Replies: 9
Views: 3320

Re: 2021 WORKSHOP Playtest Mirror [6 February 2021]

Why is a high school student running a tournament for adults?
by 1.82
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: sports! 2021: The Bob Gibson Memorial Set
Replies: 9
Views: 3332

Re: sports! 2021: The Bob Gibson Memorial Set

Does "real football" refer here to Canadian football, or is it analogous to real tennis?
by 1.82
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Archive of Maryland's MAQT website as of 1999
Replies: 11
Views: 3615

Re: Archive of Maryland's MAQT website as of 1999

augustusmelmotte wrote: Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:52 pm If the MAQT still has a website, I can't find it easily.
For what it's worth, I believe this went down around 2012 or 2013? It lasted shockingly long, but it seems like the age of student organizations having their own websites is basically past.
by 1.82
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 11132

Re: [TW: Sexual Harassment] Harassment in the THAT Online Quizbowl Discord

Even more, from a more personal perspective, this event was held in my church, who's campus we borrowed. I did not attend the event myself because of a church event, but as someone heavily involved in my church, I understand the events and policies that we have. On Saturdays we have many other chil...
by 1.82
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 11132

Re: [TW: Sexual Harassment] Harassment in the THAT Online Quizbowl Discord

Even more, from a more personal perspective, this event was held in my church, who's campus we borrowed. I did not attend the event myself because of a church event, but as someone heavily involved in my church, I understand the events and policies that we have. On Saturdays we have many other chil...
by 1.82
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: Forward-Thinking Trash Tournament Seeking Writers
Replies: 15
Views: 3714

Re: Announcement: Forward-Thinking Trash Tournament Seeking Writers

100% of the video games questions will be on broadly popular games since 2010 (there will be no "classic gaming" or niche JRPG content in this tournament). Why are culturally-significant video games from before 2010 unworthy of being asked about in the same way as culturally significant T...
by 1.82
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: Forward-Thinking Trash Tournament Seeking Writers
Replies: 15
Views: 3714

Announcement: Forward-Thinking Trash Tournament Seeking Writers

I am about to start working on a currently-unnamed trash set for use sometime in 2021 with a few other writers. This set will feature several innovations based on recent discussions of the purpose and scope of trash in quizbowl, including but not limited to the following: TIME DISTRIBUTION AND UNDER...
by 1.82
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl Monopolization and its Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 4439

Re: Quizbowl Monopolization and its Problems

With respect, Arjun, I don't actually see the "problems" that the title of this thread promises. The first time I read through the post, I was confused because online quizbowl doesn't seem like something that it would be possible to monopolize. You can't hoard quizbowl or corner the market...
by 1.82
Wed May 27, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 7
Views: 3482

Re: Postseason poll

The results of the final poll for the 2019–20 collegiate quizbowl season are as follows. Thanks to our voters: Taylor Harvey, Ryan Humphrey, Mathew Lehmann, Bradley McLain, Ben Miller, and Jacob Reed. #1: University of Chicago, 150 points (ranked #1 on all ballots) #2: Columbia University, 144 point...
by 1.82
Thu May 21, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 7
Views: 3482

Re: Postseason poll

The poll is closing soon. I have received some votes (thanks to all who have voted so far), but I would love to have more, so be sure to e-mail me your top 25. Anyone can vote.
by 1.82
Fri May 08, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 7
Views: 3482

Re: Postseason poll

Is there a particular reason ballots should not be posted here, or am I misreading the OP? EDIT: I ask because I personally find ballots with explanations attached to them to be helpful and interesting discussion points That's a good question. This rule has generally been applied to college polls f...
by 1.82
Fri May 08, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 7
Views: 3482

Postseason poll

Since the announcement has come that ACF Nationals has been canceled, now is the time to vote. This is the announcement of the postseason poll for collegiate teams. Rank your top 25 in order. Feel free to discuss teams here, but please do not post ballots in the thread. Do not vote for high school t...
by 1.82
Thu May 07, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals Cancellation Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 3415

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]

Has ACF considered extending 2021 Nats eligibility for graduating students who qualified the previous year? I completely understand this decision, but as someone who worked very hard to build a team that could qualify for Nats, I'm quite annoyed that we won't get to play a national championship tog...
by 1.82
Mon May 04, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 Chicago Open (August 21st @ Northwestern)
Replies: 84
Views: 24623

Re: 2020 Chicago Open (POSTPONED)

This tournament has been postponed. A number of changes have been made to the original post in accordance - please re-read it for updates. We are actively considering options for when to re-host this tournament, from a fall or winter tournament ("QuizMas") to a full postponement to summer...
by 1.82
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 50970

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

The probability (again assuming that ICT 2011 is a regular difficulty tournament,) of doing that well at both of those tournaments is simply calculated by multiplying those probabilities, which amounts to about 1/500,000. Doesn't this assume that the probabilities are independent? Is that a good as...
by 1.82
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 50970

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

Elsewhere Ike has stated his interest in informing NAQT and ACF of the details of his investigation I would hope there be a formal recommendation on this from perhaps the tournament directors or ACF or...somebody I don't believe this will actually happen, but I would be strongly opposed if ACF make...
by 1.82
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 50970

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

I would hope there be a formal recommendation on this from perhaps the tournament directors or ACF or...somebody, just to get the recommendation formalized and recorded (and to be in place for future incidents). With regard to this recommendation, it should be pointed out that Ike and his associate...
by 1.82
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 50970

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

My views on this subject accord most closely with Andrew's and Jonathen's, of the views expressed in this thread. I think it is reasonable to describe Michael Zhuang's position as being that cheating is a bad thing done by bad people, and any attempt to differentiate between forms of cheating or int...
by 1.82
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 50970

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

- I also appreciate that at no point did I see anyone ever make any arguments from reputation i.e. "so-and-so could not possibly have cheated because they have played QB a long time." That's a very democratic perspective, I think, and I wanted to laud the community for that. I disagree. I...
by 1.82
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 50970

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

One of the parties involved is suspected of having a long history of cheating on Internet packets, and it’s an “open secret” they’re a Googler for Internet packets. Suspected by whom? I have no idea what this is in reference to, despite being an editor of this set and being privy to whatever commun...
by 1.82
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2020)
Replies: 37
Views: 10767

Where are you going to college next year? (2020)

If you know that you'll be going to college next year and plan on playing quizbowl, post where you're headed in this thread. As always, only post in this thread if you've decided on a school; don't post in this thread to say that you're thinking about some schools but don't know for sure yet, althou...
by 1.82
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 24535

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

It doesn't seem like a strawman to me to suggest that one vision being articulated here by a lot of the anti-grad student crowd is making every single tournament above EFT a bunch easier, kicking all the grad students out, and hoping that a bunch of stronger high school players sign on and can repl...
by 1.82
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 24535

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

Speaking as someone who began playing in college, I would personally have found a significantly easier Regionals-Nationals that let good high school players dominate (with little work required to scale up) massively demoralizing, and would likely have stopped playing after freshman year. Starting q...
by 1.82
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 24535

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

Many of the best players in the middle of my career (besides me, obviously), were late UGs and early grad students (Matt Jackson, Matt Bollinger, Jordan Brownstein, Jacob Reed, Will Alston, Auroni Gupta at the time). Your proposed UG championship would also be dominated by a few of these figures, a...
by 1.82
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 24535

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

I basically disagree with this post. I'm sure other people will chime in as to why, but I'll just speak as someone who didn't play in high school at all but did play college nats to note that this is an incredibly bold claim, particularly coming from someone who has never played a college nationals:...
by 1.82
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP
Replies: 18
Views: 10302

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP

I've been alerted to the fact that I didn't understand Ophir's scale; this set is and has been intended to be regular-difficulty, i.e. Regionals. Sorry for any confusion. Hasn't Regionals always run harder than regular difficulty? There are always more challenging answer lines / deeper hard parts a...
by 1.82
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 Terrapin Open: Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 2822

Re: 2020 Terrapin Open: Thanks and General Discussion

History majors learn much more philosophy than chemistry, so analogizing philosophy and chemistry is fallacious, particularly when Will listed several reasons why qb philosophy should be more heterodox than qb science. For whatever it's worth, I have a history degree from a normal American state un...