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by kayli
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: math math math a hundred maths one thousand maths
Replies: 42
Views: 12291

Re: math math math a hundred maths one thousand maths

Perhaps then that is a function of math tossups not correctly awarding knowledge. If math tossups require you to know more than 7 courses to understand when other questions require 2 courses of knowledge, then it's probably better to just pare down the extraneous hard math clues and answer lines. Ov...
by kayli
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: math math math a hundred maths one thousand maths
Replies: 42
Views: 12291

Re: math math math a hundred maths one thousand maths

So what are the arguments against expansion of math? The two main ones I hear are: 1) math is not accessible, which I think is weak considering that physics and chemistry are equally accessible/inaccessible and 2) it's always been like this and if you want more math then just write more math, which...
by kayli
Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: math math math a hundred maths one thousand maths
Replies: 42
Views: 12291

Re: math math math a hundred maths one thousand maths

I'm thinking about a little of both. I feel that clue space in math is more robust than people think. The thing about math is that it builds upon itself a lot so even easy accessible answer lines like "continuity" can have a lot of good clues associated to it that spans many levels of mathematics. I...
by kayli
Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: math math math a hundred maths one thousand maths
Replies: 42
Views: 12291

Re: math math math a hundred maths one thousand maths

So what are the arguments against expansion of math? The two main ones I hear are: 1) math is not accessible, which I think is weak considering that physics and chemistry are equally accessible/inaccessible and 2) it's always been like this and if you want more math then just write more math, which ...
by kayli
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest at the University of Wisconsin 11/3
Replies: 22
Views: 11284

Re: ACF Fall Midwest at the University of Wisconsin 11/3

The University of Chicago would like to bring 6 teams.
by kayli
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coach Reading for Own Team: Advantage?
Replies: 14
Views: 3554

Re: Coach Reading for Own Team: Advantage?

Yeah, well, being harsher isn't exactly good either. The idea is to be impartial or at least as impartial as possible.
by kayli
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT @ Illinois (10/13/12)
Replies: 15
Views: 5998

Re: IFT @ Illinois (10/6/12)

Selfish request: Would it be possible to move this back later so that Chicago can gather a decent number of teams. Classes start on the first of October for us.
by kayli
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall 2012 schedule discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 9664

Re: Fall 2012 schedule discussion

So has anything been resolved here? It seems QUARK, IFT, and Collegiate Novice are all being held around late September to early October, which I think is a pretty bad idea.
by kayli
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open?
Replies: 46
Views: 7184

Re: Chicago Open?

I guess it's time I came clean.

I'll be editing this year's Chicago Open, which is being renamed the Steak and Shake Hunger/Quiz Bowl.
by kayli
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 37851

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Cheynem wrote:When will coach Borglum be on the "hot seat"--Valencia hasn't won a title in three years now...perhaps it's time for younger blood.
Let's just hope more Kelsons don't pop up.
by kayli
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)
Replies: 82
Views: 21281

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

I'm really enjoying the aesthetic of the win-loss records. Each team beat all of the teams ranked lower than it and lost to all of the teams ranked ahead of them.
by kayli
Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 50 Million Math Question Fans Can't Be Wrong! (OR CAN THEY)
Replies: 64
Views: 8710

Re: 50 Million Math Question Fans Can't Be Wrong! (OR CAN THEY)

There was a good discussion about mathematics in the ACF distribution topic starting here if you guys want to read through it. A lot of the points made there also apply to high school, and I won't rehash them here. Anyway, the conclusion we came to in that discussion was that math for the purposes o...
by kayli
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EPCOTT (all Disney side event)
Replies: 12
Views: 3507

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EPCOTT (all Disney side event)

Does this collection have a finite open subcover?

Also, this sounds like a great idea for a trash tournament. Paging Dallin Kelson.
by kayli
Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Distribution
Replies: 60
Views: 10778

Re: ACF Distribution

I think Jerry and Seth have brought forth good arguments, and I think I will personally rest my crusade for now having been rather convinced.
by kayli
Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Distribution
Replies: 60
Views: 10778

Re: ACF Distribution

I had a couple thoughts on math being a minor science as designated in the quizbowl distribution. I'm going to approach this by looking at the major sciences and see what characteristics they had that would put them in that category and then seeing if math has those same characteristics. Here's what...
by kayli
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Distribution
Replies: 60
Views: 10778

Re: ACF Distribution

I don't think it's very productive to base arguments based upon on my subpar math education or my poor performances at quizbowl since none of my arguments about the under-representation of math in quizbowl hinge upon that. In fact, I'll be the first to tell you guys that I'm no expert on quizbowl ma...
by kayli
Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Distribution
Replies: 60
Views: 10778

Re: ACF Distribution

Wait so some people are talking about tossing up orogenies when others also say (or have said) that math and cs don't deserve a larger portion of the distribution... because there's not enough askable answers or it's somehow less important? I guess this is the appropriate thread to wonder why math ...
by kayli
Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Distribution
Replies: 60
Views: 10778

Re: ACF Distribution

Wait so some people are talking about tossing up orogenies when others also say (or have said) that math and cs don't deserve a larger portion of the distribution... because there's not enough askable answers or it's somehow less important? I guess this is the appropriate thread to wonder why math a...
by kayli
Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 20862

Re: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

Out of curiosity, was there a tossup on Soulja Boy or the Game (the rapper) from 2008 or so? I'd like to see those.
by kayli
Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13090

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

It might be useful if someone did a Southeast Quizbowl Calendar this year so we can keep track of these tournaments. I can't do it because I'm moving out of the Southeast (I wasn't good at keeping up either), but if someone (coach, student, or whatever) active in the area could start one up now tha...
by kayli
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 13090

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

It might be useful if someone did a Southeast Quizbowl Calendar this year so we can keep track of these tournaments. I can't do it because I'm moving out of the Southeast (I wasn't good at keeping up either), but if someone (coach, student, or whatever) active in the area could start one up now that...
by kayli
Tue May 31, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 38406

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

That walkway at the Chicago Hyatt was one of the worst things I have ever had to deal with in a competition. You had to sprint to there from the main hotel to get to a match at times, and if you had a bye when your matches were there, it pretty much ensured that you couldn't go back to your room. I ...
by kayli
Mon May 30, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 38406

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

2) There's so much in history, literature, science, and other subjects that comes up that "normal high school students come close to covering in their classes". Luckily, the students at HSNCT aren't normal high school students, and the tournament distribution isn't intended to mirror the school cur...
by kayli
Mon May 30, 2011 2:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 38406

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

I think the computational math bonuses should be taken out. There wasn't enough time to reason out the math within the 5 seconds after the end of the question which was frustrating. Additionally, a lot of the bonuses seemed really hard. The one that stuck in my mind was the one on scalar fields wher...
by kayli
Sun May 29, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 38406

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

I thought the bonuses fluctuated pretty significantly in difficulty, but overall the set was pretty great. The playoff system seemed unfair to a lot of teams, but it's hard to find a better system for so many teams so I guess it's just how it is. Overall, I really enjoyed my last HSNCT. Also, the ve...
by kayli
Sat May 28, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 36158

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

Ransom Everglades probably had the hardest road to get to the playoffs. They passed through both Maggie Walker and State College and lost very close to Pensacola in the last game. They should probably be in the playoffs but the luck of the draw prevented them I guess.
by kayli
Thu May 26, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29: Congratulations State College!
Replies: 112
Views: 33704

Re: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29, Atlanta

This is probably the nicest hotel I have ever stayed in.
by kayli
Mon May 23, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park
Replies: 82
Views: 26132

Re: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park

Not to derail this thread, but....ONLY NINE TEAMS?!!?!?! Last year, Matt Weiner and co. hosted an excellent tournament. This is one of the year's premiere events; where's Florida, South Carolina, and some of the other powerhouses? Is it finances? schedulng? Well, Florida didn't go last year, but we...
by kayli
Tue May 17, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discussion of hsquizbowl.org's rules
Replies: 96
Views: 27322

Re: Discussion of hsquizbowl.org's rules

The use of the not telling people how to post rule and trying to stop discussion rule have been applied so selectively that it almost always occurs when someone voices an unpopular opinion or when the person who is posting is someone who a lot of people don't like. John Gilbert's post is so minor co...
by kayli
Tue May 17, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT seeding discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 9273

Re: HSNCT seeding discussion

Oh, I see. Thanks guys. This makes sense now.
by kayli
Tue May 17, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT seeding discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 9273

Re: HSNCT seeding discussion

I'm a bit confused, are we not doing Swiss pairs anymore?
by kayli
Tue May 03, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: High Schoolers in College Tournaments
Replies: 22
Views: 5698

Re: High Schoolers in College Tournaments

Perhaps a good solution to the problem of resource allocation is to establish a date by which no high school teams can register. Then after that, it can open up to high school teams. That way, college teams will get an advantage in registration over high schools. Also, if there is a large enough num...
by kayli
Mon May 02, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: High Schoolers in College Tournaments
Replies: 22
Views: 5698

Re: High Schoolers in College Tournaments

I agree with Ryan here for the most part. I think that if high schoolers want to play higher then they should be allowed to do so. I feel that the getting your feelings hurt by being beaten by a high school team argument isn't very strong here because I don't think we should be making decisions base...
by kayli
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Regular" High School Difficulty
Replies: 71
Views: 14156

Re: "Regular" High School Difficulty

The gist of my argument is as follows: Teams are getting ridiculous amounts of powers. Powers are on the hardest parts of tossups and come earliest. More powers by teams indicates that they can get the hardest parts easier and earlier. If a set has too many powers, that means that the best teams ar...
by kayli
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Regular" High School Difficulty
Replies: 71
Views: 14156

Re: "Regular" High School Difficulty

Whatever, dude. I've come in here to say my thing because I think this whole discussion has taken on a pretty insane tone, thanks in large part to you and your ridiculous claims and your terrible non-logic. You are welcome to continue the crusade to make high school quizbowl more difficult by furio...
by kayli
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Regular" High School Difficulty
Replies: 71
Views: 14156

Re: "Regular" High School Difficulty

I can see both sides of this: on an Ohio A set tournament that had the top two teams in Ohio according to our polls and DCC, it just turned into a massive buzzer-race set, with lots of upsets because every other question was decided on speed as both teams would know the first one or two clues. I wi...
by kayli
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Regular" High School Difficulty
Replies: 71
Views: 14156

Re: "Regular" High School Difficulty

It's a bit exaggerated, but when you get a hundred of powers in a tournament, it's not too far off. I hate wading into high school discussions because it's annoying to have to post long reams of evidence for the sole purpose of disabusing people of absurd opinions that they hold by virtue of their ...
by kayli
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Regular" High School Difficulty
Replies: 71
Views: 14156

Re: "Regular" High School Difficulty

I want to focus on another aspect of this argument that I find to be particularly pernicious, which is that easier sets are not "real enough" to distinguish between high end teams, which was one of William's criticisms of LIST. I disagree with this completely. At a certain level of competition, eas...
by kayli
Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Regular" High School Difficulty
Replies: 71
Views: 14156

Re: "Regular" High School Difficulty

I want to focus on another aspect of this argument that I find to be particularly pernicious, which is that easier sets are not "real enough" to distinguish between high end teams, which was one of William's criticisms of LIST. I disagree with this completely. At a certain level of competition, eas...
by kayli
Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?
Replies: 67
Views: 17504

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?

I'm going to UChicago where I'll do stuff.
by kayli
Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Fiesta
Replies: 2
Views: 790

HSNCT Fiesta

This didn't really pan out last year probably due to lack of organization, but I think it would be fun if the quizbowl community could get together and do something fun together. This could be before or after a side event, or it could be a thing of its own. Anyway, what does everyone think of a gath...
by kayli
Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida '10-'11
Replies: 50
Views: 8064

Re: Florida '10-'11

CAC was last week. Escambia county won Division I. Leon county won Division II. Suwannee won Division III. Complete results can be found here.
by kayli
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 54130

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. That took longer than I expected but not so long as I'd hoped. Welcome to the reason why your team never wins anything and never will. I had resolved myself to leave this thread alone. And,...
by kayli
Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 19234

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

Are you people just too polite to object strenuously when bullshit like this happens at a tournament? Maybe that's a problem. Well, this is just laughable. The problems are the tournaments themselves and not our genteel Southern courtesy. While what happened at NGCSU should never be done again and ...
by kayli
Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 54130

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

People have already mentioned before what I was going to say. PPB and PPG are better metrics to use at tiebreakers than that formula for reasons explicated above by Jerry and others (essentially, it's a terrible, terrible way to compare teams. Also, FIRST is based on a much different system than qui...
by kayli
Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team California NASAT Tryouts - IRC
Replies: 15
Views: 2664

Re: Team California NASAT Tryouts - IRC

As a suggestion, you could use tinychat to do the tryouts. All you need is a microphone (in built ones usually don't give very quality), and you can just say the tossups rather than pasting them out (type buzz to buzz and answer by typing answer etc). This makes it more like a real tryout, quicker, ...
by kayli
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?
Replies: 67
Views: 17504

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?

A lot of quizbowlers got into some really good places. Personally, I'll probably go to UChicago provided I get enough financial aid (*crosses fingers*). If I can't get financial aid, then it's UF. However, I also have the option of Columbia if by some miracle I get off of waitlist. EDIT: Actually, e...
by kayli
Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar
Replies: 48
Views: 12575

Re: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar

Hey, I just noticed that we don't really have a mirror of BHSAT in the area, and I think this would be a really good set to mirror here. We've exhausted most of the NAQT sets this year, and from what I know it's somewhere between regular difficulty and HSNCT so it's a good preparation for nationals....
by kayli
Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT state championship qualifier policies
Replies: 16
Views: 3059

Re: NAQT state championship qualifier policies

What are the qualifications for a state to be able to have two NAQT state qualifiers? Florida might be in need of another.