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by Vinjance
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Statistics Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2470

Re: Statistics Questions

Speaking for myself only, I get pretty bummed when I can't hear a math/CS/applied tossup because its place has been taken up by ES/astro, despite those two subjects having fewer college majors than the rest of the other science, and I imagine many other players feel the same way. I agree that it's ...
by Vinjance
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Statistics Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2470

Re: Statistics Questions

I think the main problem is that 1/1 other science is not large enough to ask all of the categories that get put in it. Statistics has to compete for space with pure math, astronomy, computer science, and the Earth sciences. As a writer, I've found 1.5/1.5 sufficient for lower levels, but that has ...
by Vinjance
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 35524

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

This whole thing reads out to me like a bad April Fools joke. Someone was suspicious that there were cheaters in the tournament but decided to tell people who had no association with the tournament at all rather than the TD or any of the tournament staff (who would have almost certainly relayed the ...
by Vinjance
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 15060

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

Many people who have stopped playing nationals, or even quiz bowl, are still involved in quiz bowl. They lead clubs, grow circuits, and write questions. They are creating a new generation of quiz bowl that is not restricted to elite academics. Young players are not going to accept the dogma that qu...
by Vinjance
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 7255

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

I wasn't thrilled about the answerline choice of contrast in MRI, especially since it seemed to be categorized as the chemistry tossup for the packet. I'd like to see that tossup, please. In addition, the lead-in to the speciation question was the subject of a protest that wasn't adjudicated, so I'...
by Vinjance
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 11755

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion

Did the question about artists named Jeff accept any of the last names of the artists? It seems silly for someone to know Koons, not know his first name, and be robbed of points. How is it being robbed of points when you're playing a tossup that repeatedly says "this first name" and you buzz and gi...
by Vinjance
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 11755

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion

Did the question about artists named Jeff accept any of the last names of the artists? It seems silly for someone to know Koons, not know his first name, and be robbed of points.
by Vinjance
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division II ICT
Replies: 12
Views: 3778

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division II ICT

For the chair conformation question, I was prompted multiple times and was surprised that the answerline was that specific. I believe the Hilbert's problems question mentioned the Riemann hypothesis before it was clear the question wasn't looking for the Millennium Prize problems. I negged on the se...