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by mhayes
Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53801

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

NGTech wrote: High school teams and coaches were not the only ones to compliment the stat, we received some from a few coaches and competitors at this most recent tournament.
Of the teams that actually complimented this stat, I'm curious as to how they performed in the tournament.
by mhayes
Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 14704

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

MicroEStudent wrote: I'd be okay with it if Jeff is.
I attempted to send you a PM, but it's stuck in my outbox, so I'm not sure if you received it.

I'll be volunteering to gather our questions for this, so you can PM me for details in case you didn't get my original PM.
by mhayes
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53801

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

NGTech wrote:Software is copyrighted under the Berne Convention as a literary work as soon as it is placed in a written form. The U.S. is a member of the Berne Convention.
Yes, the *software* is copyrighted, but algorithms themselves are not patentable.
by mhayes
Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53801

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

This will likely be the last time I post in thread as I find it a moot point to argue with people only looking to argue Yeah, I guess it's easier to ignore constructive criticism than to actually use it, right? The only one who is "looking to argue" is YOU. You received lots of good advice in this ...
by mhayes
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53801

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

While I do not completely agree with Aaron, I do believe that the sole purpose of Quiz Bowl is not to win. If the purpose was solely to win, then no one less than one-hundred percent certain of their abilities would compete. Winning is an aspect; to some people, it's a somewhat large aspect. But to...
by mhayes
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53801

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

For those of you who think the point of Quiz Bowl is to win seriously need to get a psychological evaluation. First, the vast majority of people who post here will NOT share your opinion on the purposes of quiz bowl. Just because we have different opinions, it doesn't mean that we need a "psycholog...
by mhayes
Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53801

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

The idea is to make teams more considerate of other teams and not take a large advantage of a lesser team. I feel sportsmanship comes into this due to the fact that Quiz Bowl is similar to a sport. The way I see sportsmanship is that each team should help the other, if you can answer every tossup t...
by mhayes
Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 14704

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

DarkMatter wrote:Also, who is that guy you're using as your avatar?
The one and only Glenn Gould.
by mhayes
Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 14704

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

DarkMatter wrote:I am also on the team, check further up the thread.
You may be the most qualified to handle the lit. Are you up for it?
by mhayes
Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '10-'11
Replies: 69
Views: 12676

Re: Michigan '10-'11

When I return to Michigan in May for summer break, I plan on working with at least Kent City to prepare for HSNCT--I hope other regional teams like Chippewa Hills or White Cloud might come on board too. If you want us to come aboard, you'll have to contact my coach because my dad won't drive us to ...
by mhayes
Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5680

Re: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011

What do you do with a menorah? But Scott Smith promised that Questions Unlimited was writing high quality pyramidal questions, and that we should give them a second chance! He wouldn't be lying to get customers now, would he? Either that or the guys at QU don't actually know what it means for quest...
by mhayes
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 14704

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

The deadline makes things interesting. I have to speak with Jake to see what our plans are. So far, the team is just me and him and I still have to write 16 more tossups. So for now, I am tentatively committing to play in this event. The team is myself and Jake Sundberg, though we are certainly loo...
by mhayes
Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 14704

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

MicroEStudent wrote:
bt_green_warbler wrote:Volunteering for this, under the conditions mentioned above (my share of a packet will be mostly history and hastily written while ICT is printing).
I'd be willing to join you if you'd like. I'd write science and a couple more non-lit questions.
Would you guys be willing to team up?
by mhayes
Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 14704

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

The deadline makes things interesting. I have to speak with Jake to see what our plans are. So far, the team is just me and him and I still have to write 16 more tossups. So for now, I am tentatively committing to play in this event. The team is myself and Jake Sundberg, though we are certainly look...
by mhayes
Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Tulane University 3/19
Replies: 46
Views: 10100

Re: IO Mirror at Tulane University 3/19

I've uploaded the stats from this event.

https://filer.case.edu/~meh52/ACFRegs11 ... dings.html

Note that team detail is not included. Perhaps the guys at Tulane could provide it if possible.
by mhayes
Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Etiquette
Replies: 9
Views: 2038

Re: Tournament Etiquette

Morraine Man wrote:Getting visibly upset/angry when you lose a buzzer race to your own teammate seems really rude, and I've been seeing a lot of this lately (assuming he answers correctly).
I agree with this, and it happens more often than it should.
by mhayes
Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5680

Re: Southeastern Academic Challenge (GA) 3/19/2011

Also, at NAC, moderators who are college players are "junior moderators". ok That is sad, but hardly surprising. It's always the terrible quiz bowl formats/leagues that have ridiculous rules like this. At least they still allow college students to moderate in some regard. I know of at least one for...
by mhayes
Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Tulane University 3/19
Replies: 46
Views: 10100

Re: IO Mirror at Tulane University 3/19

I'd like to thank Tulane for hosting this event. We had a good time and the matches were well run with good readers. However, there are some things that I'd like to point out, and hopefully you take this into account for your future events. I've listed them in descending order of importance. 1) It w...
by mhayes
Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 18934

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

Cooper98 wrote:Recruiting has never been a big problem at Alabama. We usually have a lot of people show up after our get on board day, and then divide that number of people by 5 and that's the number that ended showing up with some regularity.
This is probably the norm at most schools.
by mhayes
Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 18934

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

3) I'm a proponent of an SEC Championship for Quizbowl. I've been in talks with our university administration about one. While I doubt we could get official sponsorship like the Big South, it would be a good way to reinvigorate some programs which have fallen by the wayside, and allow those teams t...
by mhayes
Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 18934

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

So, just a bit of idle speculation... as far as features unique to the Southeast, is it at all possible that the outstanding strength of the region's American Football circuit might have anything to do with the perceived sub-par strength of the region's Quizbowl circuit? Quite frankly, no. When at ...
by mhayes
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 18934

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

The midwest has routinely been the premier college quizbowl region in the nation, and it seems to have many of the same disadvantages as the southeast: long drives between schools and only a few states had "good" high school circuits (especially before a few years ago). So I think I'm a bit skeptic...
by mhayes
Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Tulane University 3/19
Replies: 46
Views: 10100

Re: IO Mirror at Tulane University 3/19

Also, could we get a field update as well?
by mhayes
Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Tulane University 3/19
Replies: 46
Views: 10100

Re: IO Mirror at Tulane University 3/19

Whatever my vote is worth, I say we use ACF Regionals.
by mhayes
Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern at Berry College 4/16
Replies: 14
Views: 2623

Re: Southeastern at Berry College 4/16

OK, maybe nobody will know the first few clues of the questions (surely some people will for at least a few of the questions), but if everyone is listening like they should, they'll have learned some clues for the next goddamn time they come up in another tournament. And THAT is infinitely more val...
by mhayes
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern at Berry College 4/16
Replies: 14
Views: 2623

Re: Southeastern at Berry College 4/16

Presumably it would keep the ten-second attention span of the tournament participants from being overwhelmed. That seems like a lot of work for the sake of making the questions more "manageable". I don't know how you can shorten the questions without removing actual clues, and I think most would ag...
by mhayes
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern at Berry College 4/16
Replies: 14
Views: 2623

Re: Southeastern at Berry College 4/16

gregpweinstein wrote:I am not sure as I will not be editing them, but I believe my coach plans to just shorten them.
But if that's the case, what would this accomplish?
by mhayes
Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Tulane University 3/19
Replies: 46
Views: 10100

Re: IO Mirror at Tulane University 3/19

Jake, I have to admit that I am a little worried about this set if Selene Koo et al. could only muster 230 PPG and 13.5 P/B. I've seen past IO sets and I thought they were accessible, but it looks like this year's set is tougher. Auroni, I think that more than one team going to the Tulane site (incl...
by mhayes
Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 18934

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

Unfortunately, ULL wasn't in a good position to host any NAQT tournaments this year, so I don't know how much good quizbowl, if any, the teams in the state got this year. But teams do show up to them when they happen, but numbers show that they will show up for more NAQT tournaments in the Fall as ...
by mhayes
Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: grad students in quizbowl thread #32343
Replies: 62
Views: 14268

Re: D2 ICT eligibility

The idea of it being absurd, as stated before, is due to them having disparities in experience, and levels of education. I never implied victimization. The fact of the top teams being able to compete against the top grad players is not a validating point for the practice to continue. But as someone...
by mhayes
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 18934

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

Good quizbowl can exist in regions where the conditions are not as nice, where there are not many teams, and where there seems to be a lack of interest, it just takes a passionate individual to drive the quizbowl circuit in the region to succeed, no matter how many failures he or she may encounter ...
by mhayes
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 18934

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

I have to leave soon, but I'll definitely add more later. I've had the experience of founding a quizbowl team at a southern school, and then migrating to a program in the midwest. I agree about the points regarding the lack of graduate programs. But it also seems to me that high school kids in this ...
by mhayes
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 14704

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

DarkMatter wrote:I'll be joining you.
Awesome. Let me know how you want to break down the packet.
by mhayes
Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 14704

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

I'll be at ICT, so I may be interested in this. However, I'm not a great player, so I'll play with whomever will have me.
by mhayes
Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 D-value discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 3087

Re: 2011 D-value discussion

The trouble with awarding autobids to teams well below the DI (or whatever) cutoff is unfortunate. But look at the trouble we've had finding SCT hosts when autobids exist. How much harder would it be if autobids were only a "come on, if you're GOOD enough" matter? I don't know if there's a good sol...
by mhayes
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 D-value discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 3087

Re: 2011 D-value discussion

Tell me something doesn't look out of place. Looking at these numbers, they're pretty absurd. If it is, in fact, true that A&M had someone else's team split up so they could get the autobid, I think that's borderline unethical (although not prohibited by the rules?). In any case, I think this deman...
by mhayes
Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to ensure new SCT teams become new circuit teams
Replies: 33
Views: 6719

Re: How to ensure new SCT teams become new circuit teams

Kyle, I think you hit the nail on the head. In my experience, the HBCU clubs are generally coddled by their administration, and the faculty advisers are essentially treated as coaches who must always accompany their teams. "Coaches" in the traditional sense are rare in the general circuit. In fact, ...
by mhayes
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to ensure new SCT teams become new circuit teams
Replies: 33
Views: 6719

Re: How to ensure new SCT teams become new circuit teams

Look at this as a business investment- if we can attract even 20% of these new teams, the circuit will be larger and better off. I agree with this. I think another untapped market lies with the HBCUs. HCASC may be a notoriously bad format, but there are many schools that participate in it, and I th...
by mhayes
Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Establishing successful programs at smaller schools
Replies: 9
Views: 2244

Re: Establishing successful programs at smaller schools

You raise many good points. I should have clarified the fact that I'm no longer at UL Lafayette (whose club I founded), so I was mainly asking the question for the sake of those who may seek to form clubs at smaller schools, though the advice you provided is sound, and is certainly applicable to clu...
by mhayes
Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Establishing successful programs at smaller schools
Replies: 9
Views: 2244

Establishing successful programs at smaller schools

I wasn't sure whether or not this should go in the New Collegiate Teams forum, so I apologize if it's misplaced. But anyway, it seems as though existing quiz bowl teams/organizations are generally found at one of two types of schools: 1) State flagships or other large state universities 2) Private s...
by mhayes
Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Disturbing Decline of Working Buzzers
Replies: 28
Views: 6992

Re: The Disturbing Decline of Working Buzzers

I think you've already pointed out the biggest reason for this trend. repair can be expensive and budgets are limited Fixing systems can be expensive, and if the damage is too extensive, purchasing a new set may be the only viable option. Having founded a club at a smaller school (ULL), I can tell y...
by mhayes
Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LSU Tourney -- October 30
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Re: LSU Tourney -- October 30

Scott, see my post in the New Collegiate teams section. If you contact the honors programs of the schools I mentioned, you may be able to reach their quiz bowl teams/contacts. This is if you are looking for a few more teams for your tournament. In particular, you may want to contact Southern-Baton R...
by mhayes
Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New Team at LSU
Replies: 49
Views: 19433

Re: New Team at LSU

Dang, the new Ole Miss team beat us to the punch, lol. I recently started a new quiz bowl team at LSU. I'll be at law school there for the next three years. I started coaching a high school team in little New Roads, Louisiana: Catholic High of Pointe Coupee. Hopefully, I'll be able to coach this hi...
by mhayes
Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Prediction Thread, 2010-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 9676

Re: Collegiate Prediction Thread, 2010-2011

Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast wrote:Apparently I get to fill in some holes in the Ohio State knowledge bank, which should help. But I'm a rather bad player, so who knows.
Um, I'm pretty sure you're not a bad player, Jasper.
by mhayes
Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year
Replies: 64
Views: 19481

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year

wd4gdz wrote:Next year @ Bama: Jonathan Thompson + Jake Sundberg = the best graduate tandem EVER!
Was this really necessary?
by mhayes
Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: University of California teams?
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

Re: University of California teams?

Interesting...
by mhayes
Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: University of California teams?
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

Re: University of California teams?

ScienceFail wrote:Which UC schools have QB clubs? I know the "higher" UCs like LA, Berkeley and SD have them but what about the other schools?
UC-Irvine has a team. I believe UC-Riverside also has a club, but I'm not positive.
by mhayes
Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror at ULL (1/30)
Replies: 13
Views: 3259

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at ULL (1/30)

Uh, how late did you start? If I were driving really far away for a tournament, I would think that it would be especially in my interest to get my money's worth of play, not the other way around. I remember Jake mentioning that at least one team left the tournament extremely early (i.e. after round...