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by Cody
Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Set Requests
Replies: 22
Views: 2454

Re: Set Requests

by Cody
Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Fall Novice (11/13/2010)
Replies: 10
Views: 1934

Re: VCU Fall Novice (11/13/2010)

This has been postponed to 11/13 in the hope that teams can actually come to it. No other information has changed.
by Cody
Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Fall Novice (11/13/2010)
Replies: 10
Views: 1934

Re: VCU Fall Novice (10/23/2010)

Sorry for the tardy response, your post slipped by me somehow.

Yes the tournament is happening. Currently there are three teams registered for it.
by Cody
Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Minnesota Open Mirror at Maryland (11/21/10)
Replies: 69
Views: 10638

Re: Minnesota Open Weekend Mirror at Maryland (11/13/10)

The 21st would work great for VCU.
by Cody
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: [2010] Specific question discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 2688

Re: Specific question discussion

Well, right after the first sentence that describes the synthesization of jasmonates, it says "Besides jasmonates, another class of these compounds was discovered during Kurasawa’s investigation of the bakanae disease." So the current answer line accepts jasmonates after it is mentioned, which isn't...
by Cody
Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: [2010] Specific question discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 2688

Re: Specific question discussion

Packet 1, TU 3, DNA - Nothing big, but I think it would help if Hershey and Chase came after the description of the experiment. Packet 4, TU 14, plant hormones - Presumably, the answer line should be [accept _jasmonate_s before mention], not [accept _jasmonate_s until "Kurasawa"] Packet 5, TU 13, ka...
by Cody
Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 15702

Re: Discussion

Who in the world thought it was a good idea to have a bonus on Matt and Kim, Bacardi and Cuba Libre. I haven't even seen one of those commercials since the summer of 2009! http://www.google.com/trends?q=matt+and+kim See that biggest spike! This bonus' hard part (at least I hope that was the hard par...
by Cody
Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Fall Novice (11/13/2010)
Replies: 10
Views: 1934

VCU Fall Novice (11/13/2010)

This is the general announcement for the Virginia Commonwealth University mirror of this year's Fall Novice Tournament (FNT), which will be held in Richmond on Saturday, October 23, 2010. FNT is a low-difficulty event designed to introduce new players and teams to pyramidal quizbowl. For more inform...
by Cody
Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science Bowl Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Re: Science Bowl Help!

Golran wrote:I think National Oceanic Science Bowl exists, but others would know more about it than I.
New York does have a Regional Competition for that, it's called the Bay Scallop Bowl
by Cody
Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 14144

Re: VCU Open Discussion

I'd like to reiterate Evan's thanks to Neil Gurram for pitching in and helping write some math last minute for us (as well as Bryand Berend for helping finish it off); they are really responsible for us having a math distribution. Thanks also to Libo for putting in a lot of work and writing nearly a...
by Cody
Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: First-Time Tournament Help
Replies: 109
Views: 17691

Re: First-Time Tournament Help

The hardest issue WAS explaining the playoff rebracketing. I could just rephrase it to "Teams will be ranked in a division by record, and then the top 2 teams in each division will be rebracketed into 2 playoff pools, with 3rd/4th and 5th/6th place teams in respective playoff pools. Round robin tou...
by Cody
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: First-Time Tournament Help
Replies: 109
Views: 17691

Re: First-Time Tournament Help

I have a few thoughts: While not necessary, I would suggest sending this in .doc format as many schools (and people) are slow to update their software. 9:30 A.M.: Tournament Play (Round Robin Opening) 2:30 P.M.: Afternoon Play (Re-Bracketed Round Robin) While by no means necessary, I think it would ...
by Cody
Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Richmond site info/team list thread
Replies: 57
Views: 8151

Re: VCU Open Richmond site info/team list thread

Since it seems this wasn't posted in this thread, here is the spreadsheet with who is on what team (that we know of).

Feel free to correct any mistakes and/or add yourself and please do not forget to register officially by e-mailing Matt Weiner at [email protected]
by Cody
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: First-Time Tournament Help
Replies: 109
Views: 17691

Re: First-Time Tournament Help

I think, after boiling it down, that I'm going to use the format where I have 5 divisions of 6, rebracketed into 6 brackets of 5. That way, it’ll take 9 packets over 10 rounds, leaving 2 packets at the end for whatever comes along, and ensures that the best teams after the morning deserve to fight ...
by Cody
Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The use of "these" as a pronoun
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: The use of "these" as a pronoun

Well, sometimes my teammates and I are confused by what a bonus is asking for because bonuses usually have fewer this's and these's. Would it be alright to do that in a bonus then? No, it is not. Unless the bonus part is poorly written or vague [incidentally, what this thread is about], it will sta...
by Cody
Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Richmond ANGST Mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Richmond ANGST Mirror

We finished this up today with Zaira (Evan & George) clearing the field with a 7-1 record. Adelson e Salvini (Matt & Cody) were runner-up with a 5-3 record. Full stats can be found here. Cody, would you mind putting the packet names in for the round report, so we can compare across sites? Done :) Ed...
by Cody
Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Richmond ANGST Mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Richmond ANGST Mirror

sds wrote:Cody, would you mind putting the packet names in for the round report, so we can compare across sites?
Yes, sorry, I forgot all about that. I'll get the packet names tonight.
by Cody
Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Richmond ANGST Mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Richmond ANGST Mirror

We're running ANGST in practice this week (5 teams, double RR + Finals). So far we've only made it through 4 rounds and part of a fifth, here are the stats so far.
by Cody
Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: First-Time Tournament Help
Replies: 109
Views: 17691

Re: First-Time Tournament Help

Garrett - What I think people are trying to say about staff is that you are not likely to find 16 experienced moderators and then 16 people who can keep score, so your best bet is to fill out the 16 readers with members of your club who are willing to help, and then work from there adding experience...
by Cody
Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: First-Time Tournament Help
Replies: 109
Views: 17691

Re: First-Time Tournament Help

I'd be expecting (give or take) 32 teams, and I AM capping each school to one team. If it results in dropouts, then that's fine, but I want to have 16 individual schools be representative of their state in this tournament. I'm slightly confused about this--how are you going to have 32 teams from 16...
by Cody
Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 114176

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

The Granny wrote:What issue are you having?
Well, on this page, there are 2 Nikhil's, one playing 7 and one playing 5 games. And the All Star game individual stats are included on that page as well.
by Cody
Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 114176

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

The individuals page is messed up, is this a part of the duplication error? Also, is the All Star game supposed to be included with those stats?
by Cody
Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009-10 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 10550

Re: 2009-10 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

I know, I have the packet; I'm wondering why it is not promptable, given that time dilation and acceleration are both phenomena that are key to the twin paradox. It doesn't really mean anything to say only one twin experiences time dilation - time dilation is a relative concept. If my understanding...
by Cody
Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CULT BELFAST Mirror Results
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

CULT BELFAST Mirror Results

So we ran BELFAST after CULT today with 4 teams. In order of finish: First Place, Undefeated - I Saw the Figure FIFTEEEEN in Gold (Matt Weiner, Will Butler and Mike Bentley) Second Place - She-Hulk v Dr. Atomicus (Tommy Casalaspi, Aidan Mehigan, George Berry, SteveJon Guth) Third Place - Diego Marad...
by Cody
Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIMARY ANNOUNCEMENT: All-TV Set
Replies: 41
Views: 6314

Re: PRELIMARY ANNOUNCEMENT: All-TV Set

So we just ran this after the CULT today, here are the stats for the extra 100 questions in my room: 15 10 -5 Total TUH PPTH P:N Matt Weiner 18 16 5 405 100 4.05 3.6 Andrew Lim 3 4 85 100 0.85 #DIV/0! Rob Carson 6 14 2 220 100 2.2 3 Chris Ray 6 3 6 90 100 0.9 1 Logan Anbinder 2 20 100 0.2 #DIV/0! Wi...
by Cody
Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10
Replies: 107
Views: 19823

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

I can staff BELFAST as well, provided Matt Weiner is staying for that.
by Cody
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 09-10 Season Player Poll- RESULTS
Replies: 30
Views: 6752

Re: 09-10 Season Player Poll- RESULTS

Who among all the votes getters, whether the Top 25 or honorable mentions, are returning to HS next year? Tommy Casalaspi, Graham Moyer, Benji Nguyen, David Liu, Monica Mclaughlin, Nikhil Desai, Kevin Malis, William Horton, Lloyd Sy, Lily Chen, Andrew Deveau, Christopher Schlom, JR Roach, and Kuo-K...
by Cody
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bounceback Theory, NSC and Elsewhere
Replies: 30
Views: 7361

Re: Bounceback Theory, NSC and Elsewhere

From my experience staffing the NSC this year, I do not feel that bouncebacks slow games down. From a hypothetical standpoint, the maximum time bouncebacks can add to a game is something like 3 minutes (<1s for redirect, ~2s for answer), which only happens if one team gets every tossup and knows non...
by Cody
Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIMARY ANNOUNCEMENT: All-TV Set
Replies: 41
Views: 6314

Re: PRELIMARY ANNOUNCEMENT: All-TV Set

Room 1: 15 10 -5 Total TUH PPTH P:N Rob Carson 17 26 6 485 200 2.425 2.83333 Chris Ray 9 9 14 155 200 0.775 0.64286 Eric Mukherjee 9 7 6 175 200 0.875 1.5 Michael P 2 2 4 30 200 0.15 0.5 Ike Jose 4 1 0 70 200 0.35 #DIV/0! Guy Tabachnick 11 6 8 185 200 0.925 1.375 Jerry Vinokurov 7 2 4 105 200 0.525...
by Cody
Wed May 26, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GATA Forums
Replies: 31
Views: 6799

Re: GATA Forums

Not to be a downer, but was it really necessary to publicly post these things? The Internet publicly posted them long before Cody did; Cody just sped up the process of finding that freely available information for the rest of us. Plus, it wouldn't do to have the GATA Forums "secret and parochial".
by Cody
Wed May 26, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GATA Forums
Replies: 31
Views: 6799

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Since the GATA Forum is now officially closed to non-registered members, here are some highlights: Considerations for the GATA Board Meeting GATA Board Meeting Results pg. 1 GATA Board Meeting Results pg. 2 GATA Board Meeting Results pg. 3 GATA Board Meeting Results pg. 4 High Schoolers Playing Coll...
by Cody
Tue May 25, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TELESCOP at NIU 10-30-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 6127

Re: SCOP Mirror at NIU 10-30-2010

Luckily, since there's human beings in charge of running this tournament, they will be able to distinguish between "novice" and "seasoned" players. All these technicalities are kinda absurd, why would someone who is an elite player that just happened to miss both nationals want to play a super-easy...
by Cody
Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question About Rules
Replies: 15
Views: 1921

Re: Question About Rules

The latter seems dumb because unless your teammate actually said something, it doesn't seem like that's conferring. The former has happened various times and it sucks. In instances where two answers are literally being said, there's nothing you can do, that has to be a neg. What if both answers are...
by Cody
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RC Cola Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/9/2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3815

Re: RC Cola Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/9/2010

Coelacanth wrote:
SirT wrote:Compatibility pack for Microsoft Office 2003? What are you using to open them?
I've tried both Word and IE.

At home I have Word 2007 and IE 8 (I think) running on a Vista machine.
Here at my high-tech office I am running Word 2003 and IE 6 on an XP machine.
Download > Google Docs
by Cody
Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RC Cola Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/9/2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3815

Re: RC Cola Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/9/2010

And also remind teams that are on the fence about coming down or mirroring the tournament, the two previous tournaments are both available on Wastebin. It must be my technical idiocy at work, but when I open the files on Wastebin all I get is a bunch of xml tags with random questions sprinkled thru...
by Cody
Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 78186

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

Morraine Man wrote:There is a promotion to Intelligence Officer available to anybody who sends me a good list of restaurants that have been PROVEN to deliver food to the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.
I will ask Evan or George if they still have that Chinese place's menu, that place was the best hands down.
by Cody
Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 National Tournament of Academic Excellence
Replies: 63
Views: 14871

Re: 2010 National Tournament of Academic Excellence

If PACE NSC or HSNCT's question were to somehow fuse with NTAE's logistics, scholarship money, and Disney tickets, then it'd be the best thing ever. FACT. National tournaments are meant to crown a national champion. If you want to spend a few days having fun, feel free, but don't expect NAQT or PAC...
by Cody
Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 National Tournament of Academic Excellence
Replies: 63
Views: 14871

Re: 2010 National Tournament of Academic Excellence

Arsonists Get All the Girls wrote:It's official. At this past week's CAC, Lisa Rawls just announced that this year's NTAE has been cancelled due to budgetary restraints.

Hopefully, it'll be back next year though.
Hopefully not.
by Cody
Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year
Replies: 57
Views: 16307

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year

Lapego1 wrote:
Glacierguy1 wrote:Upenn
This. Not having to pay for quizbowl is a cool thing. Also, Eric Mukherjee will be your bff.
Not having to pay for quizbowl is a cool thing if you actually go to quizbowl tournaments, Mehdi.
by Cody
Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA II - 4/9/10 - Chicago
Replies: 67
Views: 8433

Re: GUERRILLA II - 4/9/10 - Chicago

Frater Taciturnus wrote:Yeah we get in like 12 hours before this, so I would be down with staffing this.
Same.
by Cody
Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 7241

Re: Buzzerfest discussion

Didn't play and am not playing the set in the future.
by Cody
Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Universal Pronunciation Guide
Replies: 51
Views: 11069

Re: Universal Pronunciation Guide

Guess what, they're going to spend 10 seconds doing it anyway unless the pronunciation guide is right there in the text. And since we're never going to have a tournament done two weeks before the deadline so we can go in and write pronunciation guides for all the problematic words, we'll never get ...
by Cody
Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4843

Re: MUT Discussion

Played at the Maggie Walker mirror today.
by Cody
Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 8268

Re: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010

This sport, invented in 2006, has an annual World Cup which in 2009 was held at Middlebury College. Each team has seven players on the field at once, and each of those players must wear a cape. Lacrosse goggles are recommended to prevent eye injuries from wayward broom handles. The match ends when ...
by Cody
Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 13049

Re: IHSA Regional Results and Discussion

Good answer lines are, regrettably, few and are between for IHSA Regionals. You can't tossup say, Wole Soyinka, because 90% of the teams playing will have no idea who you are talking about, no matter that he is very canonical. And yet, a tossup on someone as obvious as Mark Twain isn't sufficient e...
by Cody
Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science
Replies: 109
Views: 10826

Re: Science

Did it cause a vast swath of players to neg? I agree with you in principle (and prompts for every reaction and possible class described at every point before the later sites), but does this hold up in practice? I didn't moderate this packet for any teams, so I don't know myself; I could go over sco...
by Cody
Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Access to SCT discussion forum
Replies: 42
Views: 7842

Re: Access to SCT discussion forum

Played at the Maryland site.
by Cody
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: T-Party Discussion Forum
Replies: 20
Views: 2783

Re: T-Party Discussion Forum

I read for this. (Applied already)
by Cody
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)
Replies: 64
Views: 36944

Re: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)

I came all the way from Cleveland with this tournament as my priority. After the first two rounds at lunch, I was told the tourney would resume at 6:30-7. I came back then, and was told that it would either be postponed or cancelled due to the lateness of the academic sets (which I was not particip...
by Cody
Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Tournament Posting System
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Re: Quiz Bowl Tournament Posting System

On the home page, in my opinion, it would look better if the tournaments were ordered by date, i.e.: http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/5042/likethisr.png Also, something to consider is underlining and changing the color of "here" to a link in the boxed region (yes, I know you can click anywhere, bu...