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by fett0001
Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47696

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

Registration for Platinum certified teams is now open. Those teams should receive an email shortly containing details about registering, however, here's the info again for reference. So, you’ve qualified for PACE NSC and are now eligible to register. To register, please follow the following steps: S...
by fett0001
Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A serious discussion of ACF packet submission
Replies: 72
Views: 27893

Re: A serious discussion of ACF packet submission

Last year, packets weren't combined/merged/whatever the term is'd.
by fett0001
Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What was the purpose of this exercise?
Replies: 14
Views: 2712

Re: What was the purpose of this exercise?

I think the standard way to receive a complaint is to say something like "thanks for your feedback, we'll take this seriously" and then to assume that lots of other people might have thought that same complaint without voicing it. (This obviously means indulging some really dumb complaints, but it ...
by fett0001
Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)
Replies: 18
Views: 10693

Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Ok, I read that the other way, as in, power = 7 lines.
by fett0001
Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)
Replies: 18
Views: 10693

Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

touchpack wrote:Questions will be hard-capped at 7 lines of 10-pt Times New Roman before the powermark (there will be powers).
Emphasis added.

That's a typo, right?
by fett0001
Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss the anime rule here
Replies: 112
Views: 38709

Re: Discuss the anime rule here

I'd like to apologize for getting so heated upthread. I certainly overreacted to the issue at hand, and want to make it clear that I hold no ill will towards the moderation staff. I plan to reduce the hyperbole in the future, and work on tempering my posts. Yall do an excellent job. Sorry.
by fett0001
Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NSC: Small School and JV Titles
Replies: 0
Views: 1066

2014 NSC: Small School and JV Titles

PACE is pleased to announce that it will be awarding two new titles starting with the 2014 National Scholastics Championship. These two new titles recognize the best three Junior Varsity teams and best three Small School teams. A JV team consists of players in 10th grade or below. Middle school team...
by fett0001
Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A serious discussion of ACF packet submission
Replies: 72
Views: 27893

Re: A serious discussion of ACF packet submission

Off topic a little bit, but how long do you set that timer for, George?
by fett0001
Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: List of Essential Resources (alpha)
Replies: 19
Views: 26786

Re: List of Essential Resources (alpha)

http://www.pace-nsc.org/quizbowl-101/

There's a glossary there, along with a concise rules doc, tips for writing, etc.
by fett0001
Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New Team Startup Help
Replies: 4
Views: 2679

Re: New Team Startup Help

A good place for consolidated rules is http://www.pace-nsc.org/concise-rules-o ... -quizbowl/ .

I also suspect you will find other useful information here: http://www.pace-nsc.org/quizbowl-101/
by fett0001
Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DRAGOON Mirror @ Virginia Tech (Sunday, 11/17/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 4816

Re: DRAGOON Mirror @ Virginia Tech (Sunday, 11/17/13)

Field (12):
VCU A
VCU B
Liberty A
Liberty B
Liberty C
UVA A
UVA B
UVA C
UVA D
Maryland A
Maryland B
Maryland C?
House?

Still plenty of room available.
by fett0001
Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DRAGOON Mirror @ Virginia Tech (Sunday, 11/17/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 4816

Re: DRAGOON Mirror @ Virginia Tech (Sunday, 11/17/13)

If you're flying out, let me know, I'm sure we can cut you a discount or something.
by fett0001
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss the anime rule here
Replies: 112
Views: 38709

Re: Discuss the anime rule here

Fair enough. I think that changing the rule to avoid calling such things out would be preferrable, but I don't see that this discussion can progress further.
by fett0001
Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss the anime rule here
Replies: 112
Views: 38709

Re: Discuss the anime rule here

As usual, Eric states things somewhat more eloquently than I.
by fett0001
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss the anime rule here
Replies: 112
Views: 38709

Re: Discuss the anime rule here

It doesn't matter what the **** happened to it. It shouldn't have been touched by the moderation staff at all.
by fett0001
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss the anime rule here
Replies: 112
Views: 38709

Re: Discuss the anime rule here

I thought I did earlier, but I was exhausted so maybe it wasn't clear: I think that if people are posting here on something they are interested and knowledgeable about[anime], they are more likely to feel accepted by the community. I contend that they are more likely to post their concerns, question...
by fett0001
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss the anime rule here
Replies: 112
Views: 38709

Re: Discuss the anime rule here

Here's the thing: I think that inviting more discussion and activity on the boards is a good thing. I think that people who will be offended by the topics "Pro-Wrestling 2013" or "Anime 2013" won't click on them. The thing is, I don't see the reason to single out anime vs anything else. The only exa...
by fett0001
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss the anime rule here
Replies: 112
Views: 38709

Re: Discuss the anime rule here

So you're saying we should ban any discussion of pro-wrestling? Since it's offensive to certain people, it seems that when it appears on the board it could frighten people away.

Edit: Why are you allowed to make wrestling joke posts, and Eric not allowed to make anime joke posts?
by fett0001
Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss the anime rule here
Replies: 112
Views: 38709

Re: Discuss the anime rule here

How do internet memes/anime/etc. in the off topic forum harm the discussion of quizbowl?

Calling things out like that makes this board look cliquish.


And the Raynell Revolution did occur. I'm not denying that Raynell overreacted. To the board staff's misapplication of this rule.
by fett0001
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss the anime rule here
Replies: 112
Views: 38709

Re: Discuss the anime rule here

It's clear, from past events, that the community cannot trust the moderators to appropriately apply discretion pertaining to the rule and quizbowl relevant anime. I think that is reason enough to remove it. EDIT: Furthermore, I have not seen or heard of any untoward behavior from anime fans on this ...
by fett0001
Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Mid-Atlantic @ Virginia Tech (2/8/14)
Replies: 18
Views: 5851

NAQT SCT Mid-Atlantic @ Virginia Tech (2/8/14)

Virginia Tech will be hosting the 2014 Mid-Atlantic NAQT Sectional Tournament on February 8, 2014. Registration will start at 8 AM We plan on beginning play at 9 AM. The building is McBride Hall, on Virginia Tech's Blacksburg Campus. The opening meeting will be held in room 100, on the south side of...
by fett0001
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Small School NCT discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 6943

Re: Small School NCT discussion

We rely on college players to staff nationals and they're in school until may.
by fett0001
Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss the anime rule here
Replies: 112
Views: 38709

Re: Discuss the anime rule here

If a question has been written on anime, its topic is banned, FWIW.

Second, if we're not going to enforce this rule, it should be removed.
by fett0001
Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss the anime rule here
Replies: 112
Views: 38709

Re: Discuss the anime rule here

Why do we keep singling stuff out? That's what doesn't make any sense! If someone's disrupting the board, then moderate them and move on. Don't ban topics of quiz bowl questions and delete tournament announcements simply because someone talked about it too much the better part of a decade ago. All i...
by fett0001
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss the anime rule here
Replies: 112
Views: 38709

Re: State of the board discussion thread

At the end of the day, this is a quizbowl forum, and our job as moderators is to deal with anything that gets in the way of that. This seems like a much better rule than simply "No anime," which was probably the cause of the issue in the first place. Also, no one moderated the Breaking Bad Quizbowl...
by fett0001
Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss the anime rule here
Replies: 112
Views: 38709

Re: State of the board discussion thread

You state a concern of creating an insider only environment.

How can permitting discussion of anime in the off topic section possibly be any worse than the in-jokes that already permeate the forum?
by fett0001
Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss the anime rule here
Replies: 112
Views: 38709

Re: State of the board discussion thread

That said, if there is discussion of anime that is not meme-like and somehow related to quizbowl (i.e. criticizing a trash question), I don't have a problem with it. All that is to say I'm on board with Mike's interpretation of the rule. People are free to discuss anime (or anything else in the wor...
by fett0001
Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Split thread: "Venting and vituperation" and sexism
Replies: 83
Views: 19530

Re: Split thread: "Venting and vituperation" and sexism

Maybe we would benefit from a designee who should be emailed privately about concerns about other posters.
by fett0001
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: State of the board discussion thread
Replies: 39
Views: 17471

Re: State of the board discussion thread

That's irritating. Lost a post. I'm not suggesting going back to CBI, nor am I against saying those things are bad. I'm saying that there is a time and a place for that, and your tournament announcement is not the place to poke fun at people who make mistakes. The Princeton thread would be a good pl...
by fett0001
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Split thread: "Venting and vituperation" and sexism
Replies: 83
Views: 19530

Re: Split thread: "Venting and vituperation" and sexism

b) It might just be that the board is dominated by a handful of people (which I guess in itself is not a huge problem), but it just doesn't feel very open. The in-jokes and such are fun, but they exclude people from feeling like they can be a part of the community that the board is supposed to prom...
by fett0001
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: State of the board discussion thread
Replies: 39
Views: 17471

Re: State of the board discussion thread

You can't see why that post is unprofessional? You can't see why a coach who happened see that post might be disinterested in participating in a board where the board staff post things like that? I'm not saying they did. But I'm saying they could, and that we should look at how our actions reflect o...
by fett0001
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A second is a defined length of time
Replies: 26
Views: 8785

Re: A second is a defined length of time

It's unclear from rule E3 what happens in case of a tie.

EDIT:
Or rather, it isn't explicit:
Any answer which is not begun before the moderator calls time will not be considered.
This means that an answer begun in the same instant as a call of time will not be considered.
by fett0001
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: State of the board discussion thread
Replies: 39
Views: 17471

Re: State of the board discussion thread

So, a team ran a bad tournament. So, they have in the past. That's pretty much irrelevant. What is relevant: Calling them out in your tournament announcement is extremely unprofessional, and reflects poorly upon all parties involved: the poster, their club, and their school. If I'm a coach, I'm goin...
by fett0001
Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Duke (10/26/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 3207

Re: Missouri Open at Duke (10/26/13)

I do not think that a Penn Bowl mirror would be viable at Duke. It's quite close to PA.
by fett0001
Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice @ VT (9/28/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 5108

Re: Collegiate Novice @ VT (9/28/13)

Don't park in any spot listed just S, or any lot that has a 24hours sign. Everywhere else should be fine. I specifically recommend the lot just north of pamplin, for small vehicles, and the lot north of Derring Hall for larger vehicles, like busses.
by fett0001
Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Protests: What are protests for? What should the rule be?
Replies: 18
Views: 5916

Re: Protests: What are protests for? What should the rule be?

Packet errors should not decide games, whether or not the losing team knows that there was an error.
by fett0001
Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 30291

Re: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread

Sorry, Bob. Noone updated the first post, and we missed yours. We'll find a new date.
by fett0001
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DRAGOON Mirror @ Virginia Tech (Sunday, 11/17/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 4816

DRAGOON Mirror @ Virginia Tech (Sunday, 11/17/13)

Virginia Tech will be hosting a mirror of DRAGOON on Sunday, November 17, 2013. Fee is $100 per team. Moderator discount: $10 Buzzer discount: $5 Laptop discount: $5 (Limit 1) We're looking to start at 9AM. The tournament will be held at our Blacksburg, VA campus, though the building is TBD. We're s...
by fett0001
Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)
Replies: 18
Views: 10693

Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Virginia Tech is interested in a mirror. You can contact me at [email protected]
by fett0001
Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47696

2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is pleased to announce that the 2014 National Scholastic Championship will be taking place at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA, part of the Washington, DC, metro area, on May 24-25, 2014. This hotel is located near the Dulles International Airport i...
by fett0001
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New Team with Pee Dee Regional Academic Challange
Replies: 7
Views: 5328

Re: New Team with Pee Dee Regional Academic Challange

Specifically, I'd try to attend Dorman's mirror of SCOP Novice, as that set is of an appropriate difficulty for new teams.

Edit: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14690
by fett0001
Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)
Replies: 15
Views: 5726

Re: BHAI II - Blacksburg HS (Blacksburg, VA) 10/19/13 (IS-127A)

Having run both of NAQT's offerings in the Blacksburg area, I would note that there is certainly a market for tournaments of somewhat easier difficulty. I think one should note that the last time we ran an A-set, only 3 teams broke 20PPB, and the bottom half of the field averaged 15ppb. Also, one sh...
by fett0001
Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Help with Recruitment
Replies: 3
Views: 1258

Re: Help with Recruitment

I set up a buzzer and read questions to active members.
by fett0001
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Membership Changes (2013-2014)
Replies: 2
Views: 1647

Re: PACE Membership Changes (2013-2014)

PACE has concluded this year's officer elections. Our board members for 2013-2014 are: President: Mike Bentley Secretary: Aidan Mehigan Treasurer: Brian Mongilio Director of Communications: Mike Hundley Vice President of Editing: Rob Carson Vice President of Outreach: Matt Jackson Vice President of ...
by fett0001
Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 87196

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

Actually, if other, knowledgeable people wanted to post a top 25, we could make a "BCS" ranking.

>___>
by fett0001
Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13
Replies: 28
Views: 7633

Re: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13

We have capped the field at 12. Currently we have 2 teams on our waitlist: "louisville B" "Buck Marley and the Space Frog Incident" To expand the field, we would need to find additional competent moderators and a practical schedule with our rooms. I'm working on the latter, but finding staffers this...
by fett0001
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13
Replies: 28
Views: 7633

Re: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13

Scheduling: Registration will begin at 10:00 AM in the Squires second floor lobby, outside of Haymarket Theatre. (The entrance nearest the Alumni Mall bus stop.) Play will start at 10:30 . If you are not here, we will start without you. Lunch: Due to scheduling limitations, we will be holding lunch ...
by fett0001
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13
Replies: 28
Views: 7633

Re: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13

The tournament will be at Squires Student Center, on the Virginia Tech Campus. We recommend you park along the Alumni Mall.