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by marnold
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eligibility
Replies: 39
Views: 5880

Re: Eligibility

I just want to note that I think the bigger misfortune at the UIUC EFT was Surya and Nolan not going to a tournament they would have been perfectly fine playing. Like I said, I think eligibility restrictions are generally bad and good players playing quizbowl almost never hurts anyone, so this threa...
by marnold
Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eligibility
Replies: 39
Views: 5880

Re: Eligibility

People have always thought EFT has limited eligibility even though it hasn't (Andrew Yaphe played the first EFT, I'm pretty sure). The point is that vague, unclear, unspoken or unenforced eligibility guidelines are contributing to people not playing tournaments they want to (Surya, Nolan for UIUC EF...
by marnold
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eligibility
Replies: 39
Views: 5880

Eligibility

This seems like it's an issue every year and it really shouldn't be. Wishy-washy eligibility guidelines (which include things like gentlemen's agreements or case-by-case exceptions) just don't work. Some people aren't going to be bound by social conventions because they either don't believe in the j...
by marnold
Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament at VCU (10/3)
Replies: 34
Views: 8608

Re: Early Fall Tournament at VCU (10/3)

The poll's reification is so completely and thoroughly absurd that I'm truly delighted it appears to be happening.
by marnold
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall West: Caltech (11/6/10)
Replies: 35
Views: 7209

Re: ACF Fall West: Caltech (11/6/10)

But I'd venture to guess that the Arizona State team will soon hold the record for the largest number of person-miles covered by a quizbowl expedition We sent five teams to a Cardinal Classic once. I'm pretty sure golden age Chicago is going to win basically all of these little metrics you can come...
by marnold
Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)
Replies: 30
Views: 7837

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:I just found out that I'll be able to bring a scorekeeper as well. She's not done quiz bowl before, but I can vouch that she can write names and add multiples of ten and subtract multiples of five.
SHE

(Nolan, I may or may not do this for the rest of your posts from here on out)
by marnold
Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)
Replies: 30
Views: 7837

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:Is there any chance that if I could get out early if I came to staff? I'll be coming with MSU, but there's someone I want to spend some time with while I'm in Ann Arbor. I'd probably be free for at least the morning rounds.
SOMEONE
by marnold
Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Creating a Constitution
Replies: 10
Views: 4361

Re: Creating a Constitution

Also, I'll go ahead and note that there is almost certainly no one in your school's administration who gives a shit about your constitution or will ever read it. Unless you anticipate your club getting hijacked by ne'er-do-wells you can probably just write any old crap.
by marnold
Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Creating a Constitution
Replies: 10
Views: 4361

Re: Creating a Constitution

Chicago's by-laws had fallen into laughable neglect by the end of last year; there were all sorts of CBI-specific roles and we had been electing more vice presidents than the rules instructed for about a decade. Since there was also no amendment procedure, as last year's enlightened despot I just re...
by marnold
Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 20490

Re: EFT at UIUC (10/2/10)

Mike Cheyne just claimed he was of the "restrain one's self on side events" mindset.
by marnold
Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Prediction Thread, 2010-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 9677

Re: Collegiate Prediction Thread, 2010-2011

I'm going to remain coy about this for now, but I will plant the seed that come championship time a certain grad student/LLM acquisition might make Columbia a tempting pick for Nats.
by marnold
Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussions
Replies: 126
Views: 24019

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussions

Who will be the Eliot Ness to quizbowl's music mafia?
by marnold
Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Goodman CO Trash discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 4924

Re: Goodman CO Trash discussion

Set is up on Wastebin.
by marnold
Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Goodman CO Trash discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 4924

Re: Goodman CO Trash discussion

And as it happens, it was both!
by marnold
Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Goodman CO Trash discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 4924

Re: Goodman CO Trash discussion

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:I usually hate these sort of posts, but what's the ETA on the set being posted?
I just emailed it to Mike. You just can't wait to see the Nolan Esser meta reference in this tournament, can you?
by marnold
Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussions
Replies: 126
Views: 24019

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussions

That isn't to say that this was an irredeemably horrible tournament or that Jerry was slacking off as an editor I believe what I was doing was the opposite of slacking. I literally wrote almost 1/3 of this tournament. Yeah, sorry, I should have made it clear that the extraordinary effort you and th...
by marnold
Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussions
Replies: 126
Views: 24019

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussions

Just because someone went into the tournament knowing it would be hard doesn't automatically preclude the criticism that the tournament was too hard. I agree with Chris Romero: I think the tournament was too hard. That isn't to say that this was an irredeemably horrible tournament or that Jerry was ...
by marnold
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Goodman CO Trash discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 4924

Re: Goodman CO Trash discussion

Here's the answer matrix we were using with the breakdown. Note that things were very flexible: I called bridge a sport, the Renault tossup was mostly F1 but was under "other," some of "other" stuff probably could just as easily have gone into tv/movies, the creation of the common-link categories o...
by marnold
Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Goodman CO Trash discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 4924

Re: Goodman CO Trash discussion

I'm glad the reaction is mostly positive and I agree with almost all the criticisms so far. Three comments: - In response to Mike, the rough distribution I used was the same as the last years: sports 20%, TV/movies 30%, music and "other" both 25%. I'm not sure whether I'm convinced that's too much f...
by marnold
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49822

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

Here are the stats. Note that in the playoffs we carried over the prelim result for the other team that was in your prelim bracket, explaining why Burnett cleared the field.

http://bowl.uchicago.edu/goodman/goodma ... dings.html
http://bowl.uchicago.edu/goodman/goodma ... dings.html
by marnold
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Goodman CO Trash discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 4924

Goodman CO Trash discussion

Hi. So this tournament is done and I want to give the traditional thanks and get the ball rolling on the post-mortem discussion. First, enormous thanks to the people who staffed Sunday: Margo Emont, Scot Putzig, Michael Hausinger, Susan, Mike Laudermith, Ryan Westbrook, Ahmad Ragab, Charles Hang, an...
by marnold
Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49822

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

Team 18 is now Peterson/Laird/Sankaran/Sekerak/Byrne, with Durst staffing. Awesome, thank you very much. I'm glad this worked out in (by my reckoning at least) the best way. Because this team was forced together by my heavy hand and has 5 people, I'll let you play for $15 per person. That means of ...
by marnold
Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37253

Re: CO Lit 2010

Chicago Open 2011: Playing Poodle Dee Poodle Dooh
by marnold
Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49822

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

Would someone be willing to check this for errors? I think everything looks right, but better safe than sorry.
by marnold
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49822

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

Or you could just let Greg and I keep our spot that we registered for many months in advance I pretty likely will, but I'd be less annoyed about having to do it if it didn't mean I was turning away people that are (1) on teams that are an active part of the college circuit, (2) coming into town fro...
by marnold
Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49822

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

Is this a joke? Has it fallen to me to explain this? When you register for a tournament you say "hey I'm going to play the tournament, and these are the people I'm playing with." Then you play the tournament. With those people. If there are changes that need to be made, that's fine, things happen. B...
by marnold
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49822

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

Okay, I don't understand what the hell is going on with that entire team, so here's what I'm going to propose: that spot in the field is going to be taken by the OSU+Brendan Byrne team, then I'm going to suggest Matt Laird and Greg Peterson round out the Bernadette/Charlie/Ian Eppler team. That will...
by marnold
Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97620

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

In past years, CO trash has ended between 4 and 5. Maybe 5:30 at the latest. That sounds really good in comparison to what I was expecting (which was like 6-7). Given that, at this point, we'll play a maximum of 14 rounds (though given we'll have 13 normal packets and the one packet of death, 12-13...
by marnold
Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49822

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

If I'm doing my figurin' correctly, we can still run 18 teams in 8 real rooms, just with a bye in each bracket. I'd rather have a bye that turn teams away, so the cap is now 18. Hopefully UIC comes through and we can bracket so a bye isn't necessary. In terms of logistics, I'd like to start registra...
by marnold
Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49822

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

Also, note that because Auroni Gupta is awesome, this tournament will have a decent number of video game tossups, including some that aren't on individual factions from Alpha Centauri or on "Motorstorm," the free game that came with my PS3.
by marnold
Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49822

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

I am not sure the exact schedule for all the side tournaments, but if this does not conflict with either the lit or fine arts tournaments then I can staff. It does not conflict. Hey, I'm not very good at trash and would like to play this. Any takers? I'm bringing a team if there is room and we have...
by marnold
Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49822

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

I just updated the field and there are 13 teams fully registered and enough to shake out approx. three more, so I'll cap the field at 16 teams. As it stands, because the room situation is a little touch and go, we may only have 7 rooms, so 16 is already taking a bit of a chance given the room (and s...
by marnold
Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49822

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

Please try to finalize your teams and email me. There's some question about the number of rooms that will be available and it would be good to know how things are going to work out.
by marnold
Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49822

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

As this tournament rumbles headlong towards completion at the expense of my sanity, let me reiterate my gentle prodding for staffers. Slake my burning desire for competent readers, quizbowl.
by marnold
Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)
Replies: 22
Views: 11474

Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

dseal wrote:I'll probably be playing this tournament on Saturday. If I do Sam Bailey and I have agreed to team up. If you want to join us email Sam or I. As for Sunday I am unsure whether I will play or not.
You want in on this.
by marnold
Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is anybody else concerned...
Replies: 15
Views: 2169

Re: Is anybody else concerned...

nalin wrote: large is your smallest size
quizbowl tournament
by marnold
Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is anybody else concerned...
Replies: 15
Views: 2169

Re: Is anybody else concerned...

The ACUI Region 8 shirts we got from UIC were totally sweet. Of course everything ended up being run well, but if things had been a disaster the shirts would have pretty much made up for it anyway.
by marnold
Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49822

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

Nevermind, I totally just updated the field. Go me!

Also: some other staffers would be nice.
by marnold
Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49822

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

An observation and a solicitation: (1) I'm pretty bad about keeping track of the field and such for this. I'll try to go through and update everything, but not until after I get back from CULT. (2) Susan and I know nothing about video games. Anyone want to write a handful of video game questions to ...
by marnold
Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10
Replies: 107
Views: 19139

Re: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10

I know without asking that David approves of this, but pending the approval of the Minnesota half of our team, we will be playing as "Ooh-Ah-Ah-Ah-Ah"
by marnold
Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 37010

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

You're right, I don't care about high school quizbowl as much as I care about college quizbowl; I never played in high school and I think involvement with high school quizbowl would ultimately hurt the college club that I am (now "was," I guess) president of. But it's not like I hate high school qui...
by marnold
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 37010

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCThttp://hsquizbowl.org/forums/posting.php?mode

Come on, you're smarter than this. I'm not saying Adair did or didn't deserve their ranking over Charter; I'm saying it's irrelevant, since either way, they had an easier time of it, which should never happen at HSNCT. Maybe if they'd faced the same opponents, Adair would have come out ahead anyway...
by marnold
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 37010

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

You're kind of missing the point. We're not arguing over some nebulous concept like whether Adair "earned their placement" or whatever--it's pretty obvious that Adair had a great day and played better than anyone could have expected. That doesn't mean, however, that Adair should end up ahead of tea...
by marnold
Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderating etiquette
Replies: 45
Views: 7320

Re: Moderating etiquette

Moderators, the game isn't about you. At all. Act accordingly.
by marnold
Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37253

Re: CO Lit 2010

Cheynem wrote:I think I still need a partner for this.
Wanna team up?
by marnold
Sat May 29, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 37010

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

gaurav.kandlikar wrote:So I hear from the Eden Prairie B team members that they went 6-4 today, but the posted standings show them has going 5-5. Who can we contact to settle this discrepancy?

Thanks,
Gaurav Kandlikar
They went 6-4. They beat Ladue the last round in our room, so Ladue should be 5-5.
by marnold
Sun May 02, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year
Replies: 64
Views: 19487

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year

I will be at Columbia. I almost certainly won't play next year and my involvement in the game after that is an open question.
by marnold
Sun May 02, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Official Announcement: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice
Replies: 56
Views: 33316

Re: ACF-sponsored Early Autumn Collegiate Novice to run in Sept.

For what it's worth, I would guess September tournaments are nearly impossible for any quarter-system schools to attend. This would impact a decent number of schools on the West Coast and in the Midwest (including a school that rhymes with "The Fluniversity of Fluflago" which may or may not be the r...
by marnold
Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HI 2010 Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 7420

Re: HI 2010 Discussion

I will say that the tossup on Questions of Travel seemed poor to me, since I knew immediately that it wanted an Elizabeth Bishop poetry collection, but could only pull the name "travel," not the full title, which I don't think really rewarded anyone's knowledge of Bishop at the tournament. I agree ...
by marnold
Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Universal Pronunciation Guide
Replies: 51
Views: 10583

Re: Universal Pronunciation Guide

1) Linguists raid online resources for how to pronounce languages that are written in linguistese 2) Linguists simplify them for laymen 3) Document available to writers and editors As this thread demonstrates, a project like #2 isn't going to work, or at least certainly isn't going to work without ...