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by jinah
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: On HS Teams Without Coaches
Replies: 68
Views: 6865

Re: On HS Teams Without Coaches

Full offense, but frankly, I do not care about whether measures taken to curb misconduct, harassment, and assault in quizbowl partially set back the pushes to replace "bad quizbowl" with "good quizbowl." If the ability for people to play pyramidal quizbowl in opposition to "oppressive school regimes...
by jinah
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Men of Quizbowl, We Should Talk.
Replies: 14
Views: 3974

Re: Men of Quizbowl, We Should Talk.

On the broader topic of "people who are not marginalized by specific issue, what should you do": men and white people, while it is good to reflect on your own shortcomings and mistakes, keep in mind who you are helping when you discuss these with other people. As Athena referred to in their post, pe...
by jinah
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community
Replies: 51
Views: 16092

Re: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community

On the topic of actionable steps that can be taken, it might be valuable to revisit Alex Damisch’s excellent guide to addressing minor misconduct as a TD and expand it to specifically discuss online tournaments. Given that most if not all tournaments for the next several months will be virtual, the ...
by jinah
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Children’s trash packet
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: Children’s trash packet

This happened; there were unfortunately no powers, as people's power rates would have been very good. I'll post it to the archive this week or so unless anyone wants another reading. Scores: Finn 35 Michelle 30 Allison 30 Nick 15 Moses 10 Pranav 10 Alistair 10 Sam 10 Olivia 10 Morgan 5 Jackson 5 Tim...
by jinah
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Children’s trash packet
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: Children’s trash packet

I have been reminded that Passover begins tomorrow, so I’ll bump this to 9:30 ET per someone’s request. I’ll also upload the packet when I’m done so people are welcome to read themselves if that doesn’t work for them, or I’m happy to do another reading later next week if anyone cares strongly.
by jinah
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Children’s trash packet
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Children’s trash packet

I have 20 short trash questions of varying difficulty (generally, easy) on various works of media typically enjoyed by children*, or enjoyed specifically by me as a child. If people are interested, I’m planning on reading these at 9:30pm EST either Wednesday or Thursday; if you would like to hear th...
by jinah
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13575

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

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 not and I didn't feel like cross-referencing the results), not to mention the many other teams (including several overall champions) that ha...
by jinah
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13575

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 qu...
by jinah
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 4040

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

Packets are now available on the archive. The zip file contains Word documents of each packet.
by jinah
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 6611

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

I don't know anything about opera, but my teammate who does says that the tossup on Parsifal had a misplaced clue about transformation songs. He told me to post this on his behalf. Also, the consensus among Purdue's players was that the editors' packets were noticeably less difficult than the submi...
by jinah
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 4040

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

Thanks to the editors for this tournament. I agree with Jacob Reed on the difficulty; I thought it was very well managed. There were a few instances where a healthy chunk of the question was really hard, and the difficulty was "saved" by the answer line being the type of thing that most people coul...
by jinah
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 6611

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

I'd have to see the tossup to comment more fully, but I was annoyed to neg government spending with "taxes", especially since Ricardian Equivalence is a result much more strongly associated with taxes than government spending in my experience. I'm sure the clue did point to government spending, but...
by jinah
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 6611

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

First, an error on my end: Packet D’s authors should have included Michigan A. This error will be fixed in the version of the packets uploaded to the archive. Vikshar from Washington (who also submitted their packet late) said on Discord that he had a similar concern about, I think, the Octavio Paz...
by jinah
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 6611

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

There were two questions I heard during my games that were very similar to questions I submitted. They were the tossup on Portuguese poetry in packet L, and the bonus that went Brian Mulroney/Quebec/Joe Turner in Packet J. In general, I believe the customary (and best) practice in this situation is...
by jinah
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 6611

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

Considerable confusion was caused at the British site by mentioning the "Canterbury Plain" as a clue on the Stonehenge bonus part. Stonehenge is located on the Salisbury Plain. (On a sidenote, does anyone know when the packets will be available online?) This error was caught during one of the mirro...
by jinah
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 6611

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

First, an error on my end: Packet D’s authors should have included Michigan A. This error will be fixed in the version of the packets uploaded to the archive.
by jinah
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 6611

2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

This thread is for discussing specific questions and errata for 2020 ACF Regionals. General discussion of the set should go here.
by jinah
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 4040

2020 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

This post is for general discussion of 2020 ACF Regionals; specific question discussion and errata will go in another thread. First, thank you to everyone who made this set possible. In particular, thank you to Alex Damisch, ACF’s mirror coordinator, who was in charge of the massive logistical chall...
by jinah
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

A final reminder that registration closes today!
by jinah
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

A final reminder that all packet-required teams who have not submitted a packet by today, January 12 will be dropped from the tournament. Please note that registration for ACF Regionals will close on January 20.
by jinah
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

Please note that registration for ACF Regionals 2020 will close in two weeks, on January 20.

Additionally, a reminder that teams that are required to submit a packet but who have not done so by January 12 will be dropped from the tournament.
by jinah
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

The main post has been updated with all present packets submitted; if you do not see yours listed, please let me know ASAP.
by jinah
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

The final packet deadline is today, December 29, 2019, by 11:59PM Pacific Time. After December 29, 2019, teams will be required to pay an additional $10 per day their packet is late. Teams that have not submitted a packet by January 12, 2020, will be dropped from the tournament. The post has been up...
by jinah
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

A reminder that the +$25 deadline is tomorrow, December 22!
by jinah
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

The post has been updated with all packets received by the no-penalty deadline. Please note that optional packets have been grouped according to the date they were submitted, not the actual discount they received (e.g. a team that submitted an optional packet on 12/8 would be listed under "no-penalt...
by jinah
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

A reminder that the no-penalty deadline for packet submission is this Sunday, December 8! Packets should be submitted by 11:59PM Pacific time.
by jinah
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

A note on optional packets: in line with ACF's host guidelines (regarding discounts as a result of optional packets submitted by host/house teams), any team that writes an acceptable optional half-packet by the no-penalty deadline is eligible for a $50 discount. The post has been updated with a clar...
by jinah
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

Reminder that this Sunday, 11/24, is the -$25 deadline! Additionally, if you have submitted your packet but do not see your team listed in the main post above, please PM me or email [email protected].
by jinah
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

Additionally, a note on switching players between teams; since it's still a few months out from the tournament, ACF understands that team rosters are not set in stone and are subject to change. Because Regionals is a packet submission tournament, last-minute roster changes can have more of an impact...
by jinah
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

The UK site of Regionals will be held at Oxford Brookes University. The forum announcement and registration form have been updated with all sites.

Also, as a note of clarification, painting/sculpture fall within the same category. Please do not submit questions on sculpture for "other arts."
by jinah
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

One small thing that I noticed while attempting to sign up teams for Texas, the form incorrectly lists UT Austin as the South Central host. Rice is hosting for our region, not UT. Wow, I'm not sure how that happened! Thanks for pointing it out -- that has been fixed. The form and post have also bee...
by jinah
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

Registration for ACF Regionals 2020 has opened! Please note that we are still finalizing sites for the UK and the Mountain West regions. The main post has been updated with sites and will be updated with links to site-specific forum posts once those have been made. If your team is obligated to subm...
by jinah
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

To give more schools the opportunity to bid to host Regionals 2020, we are extending the application period to November 3 . Sites will be announced November 17. The main post has been amended with these new dates; please get your applications in if you're interested! A reminder that bids will close...
by jinah
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

I believe is also contrary to the half-packet distributions we were assigned for Regionals, which I recall included something to the effect of “European/Canadian/Australian History.” Because the packet templates were created before the ACF distribution and guidelines were finalized, there are are s...
by jinah
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:58 pm
Is opera part of classical music or other arts for this tournament?
Opera will be part of “other arts,” though there may be opera-related clues within classical music questions.
by jinah
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

To give more schools the opportunity to bid to host Regionals 2020, we are extending the application period to November 3. Sites will be announced November 17. The main post has been amended with these new dates; please get your applications in if you're interested!
by jinah
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Plea for No More Excuses
Replies: 11
Views: 5581

Re: A Plea for No More Excuses

I think it’s helpful to talk to people that have worked with writers in the past -- the Regionals and Fall writers’ applications have a “references” section for this reason. Flaking out on your commitments is bad, but please, please do not lie and claim that you have questions written that you did n...
by jinah
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

Please note that bids to host Regionals close in one week!

We are extending the time period to apply to host Regionals to November 3. Please see the below post for details.
by jinah
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

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? I’d just like to know ahead of time, especially in case there’s anything that could...
by jinah
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

As a tweak from the previous post, teams interested in hosting a mirror of Regionals should email both the mirror coordinator and the regionals email ([email protected].com and [email protected].com, respectively). The original post has been edited with this change. If you have requested a h...
by jinah
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 14644

ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

This is the official announcement for ACF Regionals 2020, which will take place on January 25, 2020. It will be head edited by myself and edited by Dennis Loo, Geoffrey Chen, Jordan Brownstein, Neilesh Vinjamuri, Nick Jensen, Nitin Rao, Taylor Harvey, and Wonyoung Jang, with Billy Busse and Ophir Li...
by jinah
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How do you put Quiz Bowl on a resume?
Replies: 9
Views: 5329

Re: How do you put Quiz Bowl on a resume?

Similarly to Mike’s point about transferable skills, Susan Ferrari has some points on how she used quizbowl in her own job search in her interview on the ACF blog.
by jinah
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How to be Better at Being an Ally
Replies: 11
Views: 11279

Re: How to be Better at Being an Ally

I don't know if this would count as "allyship," exactly, but I want to extend a thanks to Auroni for inviting myself, Alex, and Athena to edit this year's ACF nationals. If QBwiki is correct, this is the first time (ACF) nats has had even one female editor in seven years , aka since Susan Ferrari ed...
by jinah
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 34032

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

First, there was a pattern in several tossups of dropping (very good, but hence very recognizable) descriptions of giveaway-level material around the middle third, which made these tossups tough to buzz on (because it feels just a bit too early for such material). The following is not an exhaustive...
by jinah
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 34032

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

I was responsible for the british/euro literature and the philosophy. Particularly for the latter, I tried very hard to clue things that were interesting / rewarded deeper engagement with the subject but also spent a lot of time agonizing over subdistributional balance in terms of time period, branc...
by jinah
Tue May 08, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 45
Views: 23931

Re: Your Favorite Question

I absolutely loved this tossup from ACF Nationals, which I've since learned was by Andrew Hart: This conceptual framework is criticized because “no baby has ever vomited” on it, and because it “doesn’t have leaking breasts or hormones,” in a 2016 book by Katrine Marçal. A 2001 paper by Joseph Henric...
by jinah
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 37250

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

I wanted to clarify something about Eric's specific comments about the gender imbalance in quizbowl: this came out of a specific discussion among members of our team, and is not just some dude going off about what women want. The quote "girl comes to one tournament/practice, sees a bunch of unkempt/...
by jinah
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division I SCT: specific question discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 3182

Re: 2017 Division I SCT: specific question discussion

I thought several of the philosophy tossups had trouble with nonspecific clues. Most notably: In the Kant tossup (R2), "belief in God is necessary to... reach a union of virtue and happiness called the summum bonum " is pretty vague and not really the most unique clue, given that summum bonum is a w...
by jinah
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 13324

Re: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion

Can someone please post the hydrogen cation tossup in round 10? It was the source of an unresolved protest in our room. This species is transferred intramolecularly in ESIPT chromophores. 1,8 bis-dimethy-amino-napthalene serves as a “sponge” for this species. The transfer of this species is the fas...
by jinah
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)
Replies: 54
Views: 31322

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)

I'd like to posit what seems to me an obvious possibility and which Sean himself can confirm or deny. When he said "Penn-ance is in order," maybe he was talking about, you know a pun that would suggest there is something to apologize for, instead of him meaning "you need to write another Penn-ance ...