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by Stinkweed Imp
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: IKEA (Fall 2020)
Replies: 44
Views: 14232

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: IKEA (Fall 2020)

or just use this one
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by Stinkweed Imp
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6417

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

Under the ACF rules, such protests should only be filed during the first 10 tossups of the game , and changing such protests retroactively seems to violate the spirit of the rule in this situation. The spirit of this rule appears to me to be to prevent teams from holding up a tournament by declarin...
by Stinkweed Imp
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 34929

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

Contra my esteemed colleague Prof. Boyd, I think this is a reasonable middle ground when there's suspicion but no concrete proof... Saying "someone at TO online cheated" is really saying "someone on this list of people cheated." Rather than throwing suspicion on one person, you're throwing suspicio...
by Stinkweed Imp
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 14833

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

One could easily make the same argument about this forum - that many high school students have quite reasonably decided that forum discourse is inane and not worth engaging with, and this means that there is nobody to rebut "git gud" ideology. I don't actually have any solution, but perhaps people ...
by Stinkweed Imp
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 14833

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

Didn't these people all join Quizbowl about 8-10 years ago? Surely the effects of difficulty inflation would be much harder to overcome now than it was back then. I wasn't around back then so I wouldn't know, please correct me if I'm wrong. If anything, there has been difficulty deflation in the pa...
by Stinkweed Imp
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 14833

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

A team of four decent freshman who play semi-regularly and then study hard their junior and senior years should be nationally competitive. Is this not already true? A UG team has finished in the top bracket of Nationals every year since 2009 (at which point the stats don't list if a team is UG or n...
by Stinkweed Imp
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 14833

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

I think this further proves Justine's point because, despite their hard work, it took them so long to get to this upper echelon of play. Certainly it isn't impossible for undergraduates to get good, or even dominate, but it requires a considerable amount of effort on the part of such undergraduates...
by Stinkweed Imp
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 14833

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

I want to clarify the point about graduate students. I don't think many people have a problem with graduate students playing because they're graduate students, but rather the problem is because they've been playing for so long. Experience is a pathway to many advantages some consider to be unfair: ...
by Stinkweed Imp
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Running Club Meetings
Replies: 10
Views: 10384

Re: Running Club Meetings

If your team members are not dedicated, I honestly found that just delivering the hammer was the only way to get things done, and I ended up kicking out half the team last year due to how little they seemed to care and after months of consistent lackadaisical behavior. this strikes me as a bad idea
by Stinkweed Imp
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 13433

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

ACF will not delay the discussion or public availability of ACF Fall questions after the weekend of November 2. High school sites are welcome to express interest in holding mirrors on other dates, but they do so at their own question security risk. Does this include possible mirrors after November ...
by Stinkweed Imp
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Collegiate Post-Season Poll
Replies: 6
Views: 5832

Re: 2018-19 Collegiate Post-Season Poll

When will the results from this be posted?
by Stinkweed Imp
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 56279

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

If PPG is so robust, then surely it should be acceptable for the top bracket as well. Clearly, ACF is giving top bracket teams priority. In many cases, this is perfectly reasonable— the difference between first and second place, or even between seventh and eighth place, is far more significant than...
by Stinkweed Imp
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cobalt II @ La Jolla High School (4/22/17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1705

Re: Cobalt II @ La Jolla High School (4/22/17)

bird bird bird bird bird wrote:This event is actually scheduled to use IS #164
That is correct. Edited accordingly.
by Stinkweed Imp
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cobalt II @ La Jolla High School (4/22/17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1705

Cobalt II @ La Jolla High School (4/22/17)

La Jolla High School is pleased to announce Cobalt II, a regular-difficulty high school tournament. DATE/TIME: The tournament will take place on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. Check-in will take place from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and matches will begin at 9:15 am. LOCATION: PII Invitational will take place ...
by Stinkweed Imp
Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PII Invitational @ La Jolla High School (3/26/16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2818

Re: PII Invitational @ La Jolla High School (3/26/16)

This is now being moved to Saturday, March 26. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
by Stinkweed Imp
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PII Invitational @ La Jolla High School (3/26/16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2818

Re: PII Invitational

Field (as of 3/24):
1. Arcadia A
2. Arcadia B
3. Canyon Crest A
4. Canyon Crest B
5. Canyon Crest C
6. Del Norte A
7. Del Norte C
8. Diamond Bar
9. Irvine
10. Madison
11. Rancho Bernardo
12. Scripps Ranch
13. Westview A
14. Westview B
15. Westview C
by Stinkweed Imp
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PII Invitational @ La Jolla High School (3/26/16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2818

PII Invitational @ La Jolla High School (3/26/16)

La Jolla High School is pleased to announce its PII Invitational, a regular-difficulty high school tournament. DATE/TIME: The tournament will take place on Saturday, March 26th, 2016. Check-in will take place from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and matches will begin at 9:15 am. LOCATION: PII Invitational will ...
by Stinkweed Imp
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: A New Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 3
Views: 3639

Re: A New Quizbowl Podcast

Part two is now finished. The next episode should be out in October, recapping the first few tournaments of the year. Thanks to Keith Mattix, Ted Gan, Ryan Bilger, Will Overman, and Colin Cantwell for appearing on this episode. http://yourlisten.com/qbpodcast/quizbowl-podcast-episode-1-part-2-the-east
by Stinkweed Imp
Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 53672

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

Stephen will be a sophmore
by Stinkweed Imp
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 53672

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

Canyon Crest A: Johnatan Luck and Keshav Tadimeti graduate
North Hollywood A: Sam Winikow and Hailang Liou graduate
Rancho Bernardo A: no graduations
Torrey Pines A: Emily Sun and Kevin Jiang graduate
by Stinkweed Imp
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: A New Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 3
Views: 3639

Re: A New Quizbowl Podcast

Episode One is Here! Featuring preseason previews from the western United States. The second half, covering the East Coast, has been recorded and will be posted within a few days. Thanks to Anthony DiCarlo, Charlie Mann, Andy Huff and Ali Saeed for appearing on this episode. http://yourlisten.com/qb...
by Stinkweed Imp
Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: A New Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 3
Views: 3639

Re: A New Quizbowl Podcast

I now have guests from SoCal, NorCal, NY, New England, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Canada and Illinois. The spots for Texas and Tennessee are still open.

EDIT: All spots are now full. The first episode should be released by the end of the month.
by Stinkweed Imp
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: A New Quizbowl Podcast
Replies: 3
Views: 3639

A New Quizbowl Podcast

Inspired both by the recent "Quizbowl in Social Media" thread and the end of Up Late with Eric Xu, I'm planning on starting a new podcast to replace it. The first episode(s) will be previews of the upcoming year, hopefully to be released in early September. I am looking for people with knowledge of ...
by Stinkweed Imp
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California (CA) 2015 - 2016 Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 5498

Re: Southern California (CA) 2015 - 2016 Discussion

I decided to try to find some stats that resemble next years teams. Of course, most of these are based on aPPB throughout the year, so they probably won't be terribly accurate, especially because you can never really predict who will improve the most over the summer, but they should provide a genera...
by Stinkweed Imp
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: San Diego Academic League
Replies: 19
Views: 10130

Re: San Diego Academic League

I know that previous attempts at change have failed, but I am still hopeful. At least according to my coach, many of the other coaches have either realized the superiority of pyramidal quizbowl or are just fed up with Academic League's terribleness and are also trying to change the question source t...
by Stinkweed Imp
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: San Diego Academic League
Replies: 19
Views: 10130

Re: San Diego Academic League

"A heroine tells one story each night to a king in the Arabian Nights . Name that heroine." "The Kulturkampf was promoted by Otto von Bismarck. Which state has Bismarck as its capital?" "The Big Dipper contains two "pointer stars" indicating the position of Polaris. Name either." My personal favori...
by Stinkweed Imp
Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: San Diego Academic League
Replies: 19
Views: 10130

Re: San Diego Academic League

I just remembered another atrocity committed by the San Diego Academic League. In our final novice game of the season, against our perennial rivals Bishop's, SDAL reached new heights in question recycling. The match used the same questions, repeated verbatim, in the same order and with the same bonu...
by Stinkweed Imp
Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California (CA) 2015 - 2016 Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 5498

Re: Southern California (CA) 2015 - 2016 Discussion

My (likely incorrect) predictions for next year. I'll include the members of each team (from HSNCT/PACE rosters + other people I know about) that are returning next year, but if I get somebody's grade wrong please correct me. Arcadia Retains: Matt Forster, Hamlin Liu, David Zhang, Xiaoke Ying, Jacob...
by Stinkweed Imp
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: What is your definition of a good Quiz Bowl player?
Replies: 5
Views: 3637

Re: What is your definition of a good Quiz Bowl player?

A team of specialists is usually better because no one can know everything and a team of good specialsists will usually beat a generalist who could easily beat every individual on the team. A good generalist can beat an team of average players, but at higher levels of competition where questions are...
by Stinkweed Imp
Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 149194

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

Also because of TMBG I got a pretty good buzz on a James K Polk tossup, even though I really suck at history. Listening to that song probably has the highest points to time ratio of any of the unusual knowledge sources I have. I now refuse to learn anything else about Polk that isn't presented in s...
by Stinkweed Imp
Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: San Diego Academic League
Replies: 19
Views: 10130

San Diego Academic League

With the 2015 San Diego Academic Leauge season coming to a close in a few weeks, I think we should all take the opportunity to mock it as relentlessly as possible. The quality of questions has begun to improve slightly, but are still almost entirely terrible, and often wrong. The best strategy seems...