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by Huang
Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 16321

Re: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion

Regarding the Hitler one, I admit to being unfamiliar with those clues, but it appears to me that it really lacks a lot of middle clues (like a description of the Night of the Long Knives or whatever). I've studied the Third Reich (although not really its rise) and sat there like a moron until I he...
by Huang
Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 16321

Re: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion

Sorry for the Beer Hall Putsch mistake. As Andy said, it was pretty sloppy of me to not notice that. I also wrote the Mega Man TU, although it was originally on Mega Man X for the SNES. Edit: If anyone is interested Category: Pop Culture In one stage of this game, after dodging volleys of three simu...
by Huang
Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT
Replies: 127
Views: 19691

Re: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT

NYC sounds good but I'm not sure how feasible it is cost-wise
by Huang
Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40388

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

ericblair wrote:It sucks to see decent teams like Manual, Johnson Central, and Pikeville not be able to make it to a seemingly quality tournament that is so close to home.
Even more so when you factor in the fact that a fake tournament in Louisville took at least 2-5 teams away from this tournament's field
by Huang
Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40388

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

Aaron, we had your individual scoring award ready but couldn't find you. Remind us the next time you're at one of our tournaments.
We did however locate our neg prize winner who received a Jeopardy! book
by Huang
Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40388

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

I think DCC was missing a few players though I'm not entirely sure. I'm guessing probably due to the ACT.
by Huang
Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40388

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

If we had delayed teams about 20 or so minutes, this problem wouldn't have happened. But certain non-stats people of the team decided to rush out schedules. The next time Dunbar hosts a tournament, this will hopefully not ever happen again. This was due to certain stats people's decisions that led ...
by Huang
Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40388

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

Woodford did good to get to the top bracket, and Paintsville B gave us quite a scare in the prelims. Congrats to all those teams. From what I know, Paintsville B should have been in the top bracket instead of Woodford County. I'm not 100% sure though. In the case I'm right, Dunbar apologizes to Pai...
by Huang
Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared
Replies: 89
Views: 26816

Re: DAFT 2009 Discussion

Cross post from announcement thread: The set was indeed too hard for the bottom bracket teams. Ordering answers by difficulty from round 1 to round 12 was a terrible idea. I also need to recalibrate my difficulty gauge even more than I did over the summer. Even rounds 1 to 4, which were heavily play...
by Huang
Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40388

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

Prelims Playoffs The set was indeed too hard for the bottom bracket teams. Ordering answers by difficulty from round 1 to round 12 was a terrible idea. I also need to recalibrate my difficulty gauge even more than I did over the summer. Even rounds 1 to 4, which were heavily playtested and edited o...
by Huang
Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40388

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

Quick Results 1. DCC A 2. Grayson A 3. Madisonville North Hopkins 4. DCC B 5. Woodford County A Seems as though the prelim stats aren't working. Would someone like me to send them the stats so they can fix them? Playoff stats all seem to be working fine but I want to try to post both at the same time.
by Huang
Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40388

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

Field - 19 teams and 13 buzzers (Dunbar has 3 working buzzers) Danville Bate (2) - 1 buzzer - $120 fee Detroit Catholic Central (2) - 2 buzzers - $90 fee Grayson County (3) - 1 buzzer - $170 fee Madisonville North Hopkins (1) - 2 buzzers - $65 fee Paintsville (3) - 1 buzzer - $170 fee Pike County C...
by Huang
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62813

Re: Kentucky 09-10

By the way, Sandy, if Dunbar enters two house teams in DAFT how will they apply to the NSC qualification process? I hope it'll count but I'm not 100% positive. We currently have too many volunteers so it should hopefully happen. I'll strongly recommend a third team regardless but it's of course up ...
by Huang
Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62813

Re: Kentucky 09-10

I think KAAC is a little confused. Under the focus work section Ceremony is listed for JV Challenge. It has been up online since a couple weeks after state last year. Under JV Challenge it says Midsummer Night's Dream is the focus work. I am very confused and slightly mad about this. Eh, JV Challen...
by Huang
Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40388

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

Field - 17 teams and 5 buzzers (Dunbar has 3 working buzzers) Danville Bate (2) - $120 fee Detroit Catholic Central (2) - 1 buzzer - $100 fee Grayson County (2) - 1 buzzer - $120 fee Madisonville North Hopkins (1) - $70 fee Paintsville (2) - $120 fee Pike County Central (2) - $120 fee Portland (1) ...
by Huang
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62813

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Beastman wrote:I don't see how it would be worse than going by Governor's Cup results. Your coach will know of your strength in quizbowl better than the Gov. Cup results could show.
Coaches, in general, are notoriously bad at doing this..
by Huang
Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62813

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Beastman wrote:With every option there are things that can go badly. Just seems like that is the most fair and is most likely to produce the best team.
No, it's actually a lot worse than just using straight up Gov Cup results
by Huang
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40388

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

Add a house team in the morning. Do a round robin with 3 divisions consisting of 7 teams and each team gets 6 rounds in the prelims. We have two options on doing lunch. Put lunch in after Round 5 or put lunch in after Round 6. Take out the house team in the afternoon. Do a tiered round robin with 4...
by Huang
Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40388

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

So it's getting pretty close to tournament day. We will cut off registration when we get the ideal number of teams (21 and 24 come to mind or any other ideal multiples of 5, 6, or 7) We have several scheduling options with 20 teams: Add a house team in the morning. Do a round robin with 3 divisions ...
by Huang
Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40388

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

Faiyad wrote:
Huang wrote:Field - 20 teams and 5 buzzers (Dunbar has 3 working buzzers)

Danville Bate (2) - $120 fee
Danville Bate? As in the Middle School?
Or do you mean the High School?
Middle school
by Huang
Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Collaborative Middle School Tournament: Writer Signup
Replies: 28
Views: 4963

Re: Collaborative Middle School Tournament: Writer Signup

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:
Huang wrote:I'm willing to write 10/10 literature over winter break. I'll keep away from the current event questions.
I hope your winter break starts before 12/7, or else the first third of your assignment will be late.
Oh right. I'll do those during Thanksgiving weekend then.
by Huang
Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Collaborative Middle School Tournament: Writer Signup
Replies: 28
Views: 4963

Re: Collaborative Middle School Tournament: Writer Signup

I'm willing to write 10/10 literature over winter break. I'll keep away from the current event questions.
by Huang
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Easy Bonus Parts
Replies: 42
Views: 12373

Re: Easy Bonus Parts

[10] Name author from works [10] Name a work [10] This author lives next door to this country, with capital ___ See the difference? In this case, that bonus is stupid because the third part has nothing to do with the author or his works. I know, or at least hope, Mike wasn't referencing a bonus tha...
by Huang
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40388

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

Field - 20 teams and 5 buzzers (Dunbar has 3 working buzzers) Danville Bate (2) - $120 fee Detroit Catholic Central (2) - 1 buzzer - $100 fee Grayson County (2) - 1 buzzer - $120 fee Johnson Central (2) - $120 fee Madisonville North Hopkins (1) - $70 fee Paintsville (2) - $120 fee Parkersburg (1) -...
by Huang
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40388

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

1. Is there anything important we should know? 2. Will you send out an email with more information? 3. How do we register? 1. I'll send you information. What's your email? 2. Mr. Darnell should be sending out an email soon. I'll ask him to add in Madisonville North Hopkins. 3. Email me and then pay...
by Huang
Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared
Replies: 89
Views: 26816

Re: DAFT 2009 Discussion

Woody Paige wrote:Redacted
This has been fixed
by Huang
Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 40388

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)

Field - 19 teams and 5 buzzers (Dunbar has 3 working buzzers) Danville Bate (2) - $120 fee Detroit Catholic Central (2) - 1 buzzer - $100 fee Grayson County (2) - 1 buzzer - $120 fee Johnson Central (2) - $120 fee Madisonville North Hopkins (?) Paintsville (2) - $120 fee Parkersburg (1) - $60 fee P...
by Huang
Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Easy Bonus Parts
Replies: 42
Views: 12373

Re: Easy Bonus Parts

For regular season high school tournaments, the easy part of the bonus should be the closest thing possible to "10 free points for anyone awake." I say the closest thing possible, because going out of the way to allow very bad teams to convert points ("John Steinbeck was a writer from this West Coa...
by Huang
Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared
Replies: 89
Views: 26816

Re: DAFT 2009 Discussion

All concerns regarding politics and religion have been fixed to my knowledge. Although I had initially thought a house-written set would allow for more freedom, I certainly understand why these questions in particular must be corrected. I invite anyone to email me any additional concerns they had wh...
by Huang
Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Easy Bonus Parts
Replies: 42
Views: 12373

Re: Easy Bonus Parts

You can keep the country, but make the clue the easiest possible author from said country if that's not the answer to the second part. I eagerly await the single digit bonus conversion rates.. Dude, if you're really worried about conversion rates, I'd work on trying to fix a good number of bonuses ...
by Huang
Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Easy Bonus Parts
Replies: 42
Views: 12373

Re: Easy Bonus Parts

Doink the Clown wrote:You can keep the country, but make the clue the easiest possible author from said country if that's not the answer to the second part.
I eagerly await the single digit bonus conversion rates..
by Huang
Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Easy Bonus Parts
Replies: 42
Views: 12373

Re: Easy Bonus Parts

I certainly understand it's not ideal in the sense that good quizbowl requires questions to not be cross-disciplinary. But for the audience playing this set, I think it's at least somewhat acceptable they don't have to learn where authors are from No one is advocating for this to happen. If I had m...
by Huang
Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared
Replies: 89
Views: 26816

Re: DAFT 2009 Discussion

I'm sure that for whatever holy text you wrote about, there are an equal number of sources supporting it If believers in said holy text were the sources, sure. But I assure you these were legitimate scholarly sources I extracted from. Anyhow, as has been said, I've been rethinking it over for the e...
by Huang
Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Easy Bonus Parts
Replies: 42
Views: 12373

Re: Easy Bonus Parts

There were at least 5 instances of this bonus in DAFT: [10] Something about work ANSWER: Work [10] Something about author of work ANSWER: Author [10] The capital of the author's native country ANSWER: Country To me (and to Mr. Chrzanowski, in this post ), the cross-disciplinary clues were irritatin...
by Huang
Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Easy Bonus Parts
Replies: 42
Views: 12373

Re: Easy Bonus Parts

Yeah, I agree with Isaac, I think an easy part should be one answered by most teams but it is not an excuse to just write super hard crap for the other two parts. I notably did not write easy parts just so I could write two super hard parts. If there were two super hard parts, it was due to a lack ...
by Huang
Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Easy Bonus Parts
Replies: 42
Views: 12373

Re: Easy Bonus Parts

Arsonists Get All the Girls wrote:In my opinion, it should go:
Easy: 75%
Medium: 50%
Hard: 25%
Well, I don't know if having 25% of the field getting 0 PPB would be ideal. I use to believe in those percentages you listed, but I've been convinced by others that even the bottom teams should be getting at least the easy part.
by Huang
Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared
Replies: 89
Views: 26816

Re: DAFT 2009 Discussion

I'm thinking NAQT used a quote from "The Huffington Post" as a clue last year, although I don't remember it too well and it may have been OK in context. C. Rosen is now a blogger at this left-wing website founded by a Greek-American who once ran for governor of California. answer: _Huffington Post_...
by Huang
Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09
Replies: 37
Views: 5710

Re: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09

I hear that Dunbar split up the team to try to qualify more teams for nationals (I was taking the PSAT today). Manual might have done the same but I'm not sure. Manual definitely did not do the same. Our "A" team was our strongest team, "B" team was the second strongest, so on and so forth. No one ...
by Huang
Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared
Replies: 89
Views: 26816

Re: DAFT 2009 Discussion

I agree with everything you said, but that doesn't change the fact that these teams FELT like the questions were impossible. Were they? Absolutely not. But there were a lot of new/inexperienced teams at TJ, and to ask them to stay from 9am-6pm and play 10-11 games, when the last 5-6 of them were ju...
by Huang
Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared
Replies: 89
Views: 26816

Re: DAFT 2009 Discussion

Also, there was a trash question about movies/actor that had some really inappropriate lines/clues in it. I was reading this question to a middle school team and it felt very awkward in the room. That trash question has been fixed. I agree it was truly inappropriate. Also, why you felt like making ...
by Huang
Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT (10/17/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 32171

Re: TJIAT (10/17/09)

Journey to the Planets wrote:Whoa, we converted more than GDS. That slightly makes up for the walloping they gave us in our actual match.
That might have been due to the set... :sad:
by Huang
Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared
Replies: 89
Views: 26816

Re: DAFT 2009 Discussion

Also, if Sandy's questions are as biased as people are indicating, I'd just like to point out that may give some players I know an advantage because they primarily get info from news sources that would refer to a certain wing of politics in that light. Not only are biased current events questions o...
by Huang
Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared
Replies: 89
Views: 26816

Re: DAFT 2009 Discussion

I will note that the word "idiotic" was never used in this set. However, "moronic" and "obnoxious" indeed were used. I will re-evaluate whether or not to keep or get rid of these interjections. Explanation for why this happened in the first place if anyone cares: So most of those current event quest...
by Huang
Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared
Replies: 89
Views: 26816

Re: DAFT 2009 Discussion

1. If you're writing a current events tossup, it is completely unnecessary, and even downright unhelpful, to use adjectives like "moronic," "obnoxious," and "idiotic" when referring to politicians and their platforms. On the same token, praising a political viewpoint does nothing for the players, e...
by Huang
Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09
Replies: 37
Views: 5710

Re: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09

Ah, okay. Why did Dunbar A not go? Ugh, again.. Dunbar split up the team to try to qualify more teams for nationals So there were presumably two teams named Dunbar "A" and Dunbar "B" Edit: I see what you're saying. I don't know why there was no Dunbar "A" but it's rather annoying when teams do this...
by Huang
Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09
Replies: 37
Views: 5710

Re: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09

grayson77 wrote:Why were you are Dunbar B this year after playing on A last year?
Huang wrote:Dunbar split up the team to try to qualify more teams for nationals
I'm sure no one really cared what team they were on. Hence the reason why Ping was on Dunbar "B".
by Huang
Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared
Replies: 89
Views: 26816

Re: DAFT 2009 Discussion

I've received a large amount of comments from Sarah Angelo and Matt Jackson along with a couple others regarding what to fix in this set. Hopefully a more polished version will be ready for use at the upcoming main site.
by Huang
Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09
Replies: 37
Views: 5710

Re: U of L Arts & Sciences Academic Challenge 10/17/09

soaringeagle22 wrote: In other news, I find it both impressive and disheartening that Dunbar's 3rd stringers beat the rest of the state at quizbowl...
I hear that Dunbar split up the team to try to qualify more teams for nationals (I was taking the PSAT today). Manual might have done the same but I'm not sure.
by Huang
Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared
Replies: 89
Views: 26816

Re: DAFT 2009 Discussion

The cross categorical stuff HAS TO STOP. No more geography clues in lit bonus questions. No more history clues in science questions. No more basically general knowledge clues like all over the place. NAQT has tried to stop doing this, so does the rest of the world, including this set. Were there an...
by Huang
Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT 2009 Discussion - Set Cleared
Replies: 89
Views: 26816

Re: DAFT 2009 Discussion

Here are my thoughts on this set: -This set skewed difficult. There were some tossups that were way too hard to be tossups, bonuses that were either impossibe or had 2-3(reasonable) hard parts, and other difficulty issues. -Distribution: Some areas seemed overrepresnted/underrepresented(not sure ho...