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by millionwaves
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Customary Reminder
Replies: 0
Views: 648

Customary Reminder

If it is ever proven to my satisfaction that you somehow used this forum to cheat, I will non-negotiably ban you permanently.
by millionwaves
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: T-Party Discussion Forum
Replies: 20
Views: 2549

T-Party Discussion Forum

Cross-posted: I've just set up a hidden forum for the discussion of T-Party. TO ENTER: From your user control panel, select usergroups. Find T-Party at the bottom of the list, then click the radio button and submit as "join selected." Andy, Rob, and Bernadette will be in charge of approving people t...
by millionwaves
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party
Replies: 76
Views: 20471

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party

I've just set up a hidden forum for the discussion of T-Party. TO ENTER: From your user control panel, select usergroups. Find T-Party at the bottom of the list, then click the radio button and submit as "join selected." Andy, Rob, and Bernadette will be in charge of approving people to join the T-P...
by millionwaves
Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Forum Rules and Important Information, Updated 1/27/11
Replies: 10
Views: 5740

Re: Forum Rules and Important Information, Updated 2/7/10

I'm pleased to announce that we're welcoming Jeff Hoppes to our forum staff as a moderator!
by millionwaves
Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2010 at UPenn (1/30/10)
Replies: 78
Views: 23566

Re: Penn Bowl 2010 at UPenn (1/30/10)

Total props to Charter for using Age of Empires cheats nicknames. Thank you. There were actually five of us, but we just rotated the names. Is this set posted and/or being discussed somewhere? I sent a note to the admin with Penn Bowl in the title but nothing happened. Hey, sorry, you should be abl...
by millionwaves
Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT schedule discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 11029

Re: ICT schedule discussion

I prefer Saturday only, then Saturday-Sunday. I would be very disappointed if ICT were to have rounds on Friday.
by millionwaves
Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Forum Rules and Important Information, Updated 1/27/11
Replies: 10
Views: 5740

Re: Forum Rules and Important Information, Updated 6/16/09

The rules have been updated above! For your convenience, here are the new rules: This is the most important new rule: You cannot do anything to try to stifle discussion on this board. You cannot hold your tournament up as exempt from criticism (though you may post about extenuating circumstances, I ...
by millionwaves
Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2010 at UPenn (1/30/10)
Replies: 78
Views: 23566

Re: Penn Bowl 2010 at UPenn (1/30/10)

As I noted in the rules forum, the board staff has set up a hidden discussion forum to facilitate discussion of Penn Bowl. If you'd like to access said forum, send me an e-mail with your username and tell me where you played. It would be cool if you could add the phrase "Penn Bowl" to your e-mail's ...
by millionwaves
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Tournament Specific Discussion Fora
Replies: 1
Views: 953

Re: New Collegiate Tournament Specific Discussion Fora

There are two things that I should clarify from the first post. First, if you don't need to be blind to a set because you're not planning on playing it anyway, you are eligible to access the forum for that set. Second, if it's ever proven that you use these forums to cheat in any capacity, you will ...
by millionwaves
Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Tournament Specific Discussion Fora
Replies: 1
Views: 953

New Tournament Specific Discussion Fora

Hello, everyone, Beginning with Penn Bowl this weekend, the hsquizbowl.org forums will be introducing new, tournament specific discussion forums in the collegiate section. These forums will be visible only to those who have already played the set, and will be invisible to everyone who must not read ...
by millionwaves
Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)
Replies: 64
Views: 36065

Re: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)

Ukonvasara wrote:I will kill for this
Hey, I promise I won't leave halfway through if we play this together again.
by millionwaves
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17148

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

Hey, I resurrected it from its untimely demise, and then I merged your new thread into this one. Sorry about that!
by millionwaves
Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Messages stuck in outbox
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Re: Messages stuck in outbox

I've never heard of this happening, but I'll speak to someone right away. It would really help me if you could e-mail me the text of the error message you receive - my e-mail address is trygvemeade@gmail.com.
by millionwaves
Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT's agreement with ACUI
Replies: 242
Views: 56014

Re: NAQT's agreement with ACUI

a full-strength Illinois and a full-strength Chicago A playing each other at the Illinois-Chicago site Is Illinois planning on playing at the Chicago site? Seems like Bloomington is approximately the same distance for them and is actually, you know, in their ACUI region. I don't mean to diminish yo...
by millionwaves
Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Good Tournament Directors/Organizers?
Replies: 19
Views: 9739

Re: Good Tournament Directors/Organizers?

Cheynem wrote:I'm not actually sure who gets the credit, but every tournament I've been to at the University of Illinois has been well run.
We tend to rotate directors, but Sorice has taught all of us everything any of us ever knew about this.
by millionwaves
Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2009 Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 9160

Re: Delta Burke 2009 Discussion

Everyone who is not a board staffer: stop meta-criticizing people's posts right now. Thank you. :w-hat: We're not allowed to criticize other posts for being meaningless? What is this meaning of this statement. It's gentle enough: This thread is for discussing Delta Burke 2009; it's not for discussi...
by millionwaves
Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2009 Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 9160

Re: Delta Burke 2009 Discussion

Everyone who is not a board staffer: stop meta-criticizing people's posts right now. Thank you.
by millionwaves
Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Meta-Scheduling for 2010-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2665

Re: Meta-Scheduling for 2010-2011

What is the ideal calendar that you think a system like this would produce?
by millionwaves
Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT 2010 CC Sectional Sites?
Replies: 23
Views: 4008

Re: NAQT 2010 CC Sectional Sites?

Nah, it'll just have to come back when they actually announce them. Might as well leave it up for now!
by millionwaves
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Forum Rules and Important Information, Updated 1/27/11
Replies: 10
Views: 5740

Re: Forum Rules and Important Information, Updated 6/16/09

As we all know, making the stats from your tournament public in a timely manner after your tournament concludes is one of the best ways to make everyone on hsquizbowl think you're a really responsible TD. But we've seen a recent trend of people uploading them as attachments to their posts, and that'...
by millionwaves
Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Northeast TRASH Regionals at BU Nov. 8th
Replies: 8
Views: 1352

Re: Northeast TRASH Regionals at BU Nov. 8th

Hey,

The staff of hsquizbowl prefers that you use this excellent service:

http://www.scobo.net/tc.aspx

to host stats, rather than uploading them as an attachment to your posts.

Thank you!
by millionwaves
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The quizbowl decades project
Replies: 123
Views: 67453

Re: The quizbowl decades project

myamphigory wrote: I mean, if we're going to be sticklers for accuracy here, I should point out that Richard Reid, the president of CBI, and Richard Reid, the shoe bomber, are TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT GUYS!
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
by millionwaves
Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 8482

Re: THUNDER Discussion

This should be the version of the packets that was played at the the first round of sites. I'll be sending George another version of the packets when I can get at my laptop.
by millionwaves
Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)
Replies: 43
Views: 11352

Re: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)

dtaylor4 wrote:Two teams from the U of I, maybe a staffer.
Actually, there's a solid chance we might get three, but we'll definitely have two at the least.
by millionwaves
Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: That NAQT thing I made
Replies: 3
Views: 1233

Re: That NAQT thing I made

cdcarter wrote: I figured AHAN was the best place to put this.
I didn't!
by millionwaves
Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/IO Northeast at Harvard (11/15/09)
Replies: 63
Views: 19116

Re: TIT/IO Northeast at Harvard (11/15/09)

Please resolve your intra-team dispute on your mailing list, not on the message boards.
by millionwaves
Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave
Replies: 76
Views: 9713

Re: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave

My account just got activated, I'll send out invites to the first n people who posted when I'm able.
by millionwaves
Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Back to Basics
Replies: 44
Views: 5871

Re: Back to Basics

For writers: attempt to understand every clue you use in a question and attempt to write questions that reflect this understanding. I think this is the most important part of what Jonathan wrote above, putting to the side his extremely important point about the packet archives. This game isn't abou...
by millionwaves
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Collaborative Middle School Tournament: Writer Signup
Replies: 28
Views: 4995

Re: Collaborative Middle School Tournament: Writer Signup

Admins: Is there any chance we could get a separate subforum, much like the Fall Novice? Hey, yeah, this can happen. I'll set this up later today. For maximum efficiency, please e-mail me a list of the usernames (not people!) that you want added to the subforum, and we can have it operational tonig...
by millionwaves
Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Crusader Cup (N. Greenville U) 3 October 2009: NEW DATE
Replies: 15
Views: 3487

Re: Crusader Cup (N. Greenville U) 3 October 2009: NEW DATE

Esteemed posters:

I've split the discussion of the tournament format over to here.
by millionwaves
Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Realistic assesment of difficulty
Replies: 27
Views: 4490

Re: Realistic assesment of difficulty

Hey, everyone, I'm following this thread with great interest, but I just wanted to clarify something: I forgot to designate the questions that I wrote for the finals as such. So sometimes, things that were purposefully a little harder than the other questions, rather than being concentrated into a m...
by millionwaves
Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD
Replies: 43
Views: 17543

Re: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD

Ladies and gentlmen, I'm at a computer again, so I can post this: First off, sorry that the questions went out so late! We're extremely interested in your feedback, but for now, there are two delayed mirrors of this tournament, so we can't start a discussion thread yet. We're interested in solving a...
by millionwaves
Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD
Replies: 43
Views: 17543

Re: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD

THUNDER is being constructed as I post this (with a few placeholders.)
by millionwaves
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FIST Midwest - University of Michigan (11/7/09)
Replies: 32
Views: 4702

Re: FIST Midwest - University of Michigan (11/7/09)

I'm the tardy one on Illinois, I'm afraid, but I'll get my questions written absolutely as soon as THUNDER's finished.
by millionwaves
Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 8203

Re: Minnesota Open 2009 Discussion

To be clear, I submitted the Stephen Pinker question as a social science question.
by millionwaves
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Walden III at Illinois Open
Replies: 14
Views: 1755

Re: Walden III at Illinois Open

Yes.
by millionwaves
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Walden III at Illinois Open
Replies: 14
Views: 1755

Walden III at Illinois Open

Hey, everyone: It's going to happen at last if it kills me. Walden III will be played at Illinois Open, TIT, and their assorted mirrors this year. Walden III is a tossup only subject-specific tournament comprised of questions on social science, philosophy, and a smattering of what I'm going to term ...
by millionwaves
Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared
Replies: 89
Views: 26948

Re: DAFT 2009 Discussion

Hey, I think we've discussed religion enough in this thread. If you guys would like to continue the conversation, please do so elsewhere.
by millionwaves
Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD
Replies: 43
Views: 17543

Re: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD

Hey, everyone, With a few days to go until the completion of this set, I wanted to check in with you, the community, on its progress: If everything goes well, all of the questions for this tournament should be written and edited by very late on Wednesday; it may be Thursday instead. Unfortunately, C...
by millionwaves
Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)
Replies: 32
Views: 5002

Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Stats are up at http://tinyurl.com/y8lnj53 . We're missing one score sheet, but we should be able to grab that in practice tomorrow and fix them up.

Thanks again to everyone who came!
by millionwaves
Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)
Replies: 32
Views: 5002

Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Oh, and I should note that Chicago, once again, has shown us how amazing they are, even without their lauded graduate students. Going 1-2-3 and winning the second playoff bracket is quite a feat!
by millionwaves
Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)
Replies: 32
Views: 5002

Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Congratulations to Chicago D, consisting of Shantanu, Matt, and Jimmy, for winning the Illinois mirror of EFT by defeating Chicago B in game two of an advantaged final! Coming in third was Chicago C. We'll have stats posted shorty, but I want to say that I was extremely impressed by the performance ...
by millionwaves
Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)
Replies: 32
Views: 5002

Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Good morning, everyone, I've updated the field above. Right now we're sitting at 25, which is slightly less awesome than what I had before. You can consider the field closed, but feel free to e-mail me if you're not on that list and you think you should be, or if you haven't registered and you want ...
by millionwaves
Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Recruitment and Retention
Replies: 29
Views: 6229

Re: Recruitment and Retention

millionwaves wrote:
canaanbananarama wrote:Let me appreciate very much that my use of the word s-n-i-g-g-e-r-e-d, a perfectly acceptable English word, was censored by this board.
Sorry!
Also, everything that you said in your post was, in my experience, really good advice.
by millionwaves
Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Recruitment and Retention
Replies: 29
Views: 6229

Re: Recruitment and Retention

canaanbananarama wrote:Let me appreciate very much that my use of the word s-n-i-g-g-e-r-e-d, a perfectly acceptable English word, was censored by this board.
Sorry!
by millionwaves
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 19603

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

Hey, moderating decisions aren't up for discussion on this board; instead, use e-mail. I'm sorry I failed to keep up on our last e-mail conversation about this sort of thing, but I'm going to need you to stop cluttering up threads with this sort of posting right now, or I will ban you.
by millionwaves
Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CUT 12 at Carleton College (11/14/09)
Replies: 9
Views: 1703

Re: CUT 12 at Carleton College (11/14/09)

To my knowledge, there aren't any mirrors of IO/TIT scheduled for anywhere less than 8 hours away from Carleton; further, the audiences are pretty divergent. As the TD of the Illinois site of IO, I'm officially ok with CUT running on the same day (although it is disappointing that this would seem to...
by millionwaves
Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Post here if you don't want required geography at ACF Nats
Replies: 26
Views: 3394

Re: Post here if you don't want required geography at ACF Nats

In any case, the ruling was long overdue. The people are beside themselves with rapture so we stay indoors. The quest was only another adventure and the solution problematic, at any rate far off in the future. The people are beside themselves with rapture yet no one thinks to question the source of ...
by millionwaves
Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/14/09) Illinois Open at UIUC
Replies: 50
Views: 6838

Re: (11/14/09) Illinois Open at UIUC

You and your details.
by millionwaves
Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)
Replies: 32
Views: 5002

Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

What Jack said. We need to watch our budget this year and since we are already going to Early Bird the next week, I can't justify another trip to Urbana a week apart. We are planning to go to ACF Fall at UC on Oct 31. If you think we could convince you otherwise with a sizeable discount, I'm more t...