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by Cody
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Pronunciation Guides in College
Replies: 9
Views: 4144

Re: Pronunciation Guides in College

I'm pro detailed pronunciation guides, but people should realize that including them requires sets to either be done ahead of time or to have extra personnel on hand. Many sets do not have them because neither of those conditions are met, not because the editors want to derive sadistic pleasure fro...
by Cody
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (T)TIaC: Discussion of language and vulgarity
Replies: 24
Views: 2921

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime General Discussion

That's a fair point. We're moving a tad afield from the original topic, so a non question specific discussion of this could perhaps go in another thread. I'll just say that I think what Alex and Cody are saying makes sense, and that question writers/editors should consider that people have to read ...
by Cody
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 33727

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Mich

The people demand combined stats Probably because I screwed up somehow, but I'm not sure how to re-add the prelim games to the final standings quickly/efficiently. If anyone would like to help me, please pm me. Open the Playoffs file & File > Save As your combined file. Then, merge your prelims fil...
by Cody
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (T)TIaC: Discussion of language and vulgarity
Replies: 24
Views: 2921

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime General Discussion

I would argue that it's not hard to see that reading the phrase "tight pussy" would be awkward or uncomfortable for moderators (or players)—male or female. The quote led to Earl Butz's resignation, so that should say something about its offensiveness, no? The nice thing to do in this situation is to...
by Cody
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals: Link to packets
Replies: 1
Views: 1035

Re: Link to packets

I would suggest that readers of this post adhere to an even stronger standard: do not send the set to anyone, at all. This discussion forum is tightly controlled to exclude anyone who isn't an alumni / played the set. If someone wants the set, they are free to join the discussion forum, and this bei...
by Cody
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 21697

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

It seems to me that this tossup is essentially about various philosophical texts on a religious subject (Miracles: A Preliminary Study and "Of Miracles"). While I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with writing a tossup about this, it seems to suffer the same issues as, say, science hist...
by Cody
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Using Google Sheets for a tournament? Use countformat.
Replies: 6
Views: 6338

Re: Using Google Sheets for a tournament? Use countformat.

Since it's been over a year, here's yet another bump. countformat was used with great success for ACF Regionals 2017 and is presumably being awesome right this very moment for the editors of ACF Nationals 2017.
by Cody
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 9480

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion

I agree with a lot of what is written here, but I do think that where tournaments are used for qualification there is an extent to which people should tend towards conservatism with the way they select bonuses etc. If someone goes a bit rogue on myth bonuses in a housewrite that's fine; if one area...
by Cody
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 21697

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

Apologies if the TT gauge clue created some buzzer races. It's fairly important, but I only turned up one hit on hsquizbowl.org/packetsearch.html (and none for "quadrupole formula"), which while incomplete (since it doesn't index zip files) I thought meant it would be okay as a lead-in.
by Cody
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 21697

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

Could I see the gravitational waves toss up? There was a buzzer race on the first line when I played it; I'm curious if this happened to anyone else. 18. These phenomena are described using the transverse–traceless gauge, in which one can derive the quadrupole formula. Detectors for these phenomena...
by Cody
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 9480

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion

Like Adam, if you would like some feedback on your submissions in physics & other science I would be happy to provide it—simply e-mail me at voightac@gmail.com. If you would like me to be very specific about some question or clue(s), please indicate such as I don't intend (in general) to do a line-b...
by Cody
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 21697

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

Can I see the bonus part on differentiating under the integral sign? 9. Note: do not read alternate answers. This technique can be used to solve the integral over all reals of “sine of x over x” by introducing a factor of “e to the minus b x” and trimming the integral to be between zero and plus in...
by Cody
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 21697

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

I'm surprised to hear your criticize Stephen's post for being mean-spirited, Joey, after posting a pretty mean-spirited post of your own! I found Stephen's post quite reasonable and correct on its merits. Also, quizbowl exists to test knowledge. The animating force has never been and should never be...
by Cody
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 21697

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

To be honest, I'm not sure I even understand the contention about writing what philosophers argue. Questions have finite space and so porting the arguments from works is difficult at best and totally impractical at worst. By necessity, much of quizbowl boils down to summarizing memorable/key points ...
by Cody
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)
Replies: 15
Views: 7510

Re: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)

After an awesome 3 hour nap this afternoon, I dove back in to the stats and fixed everything up. Playoffs stats, including finals, overall rank, UG rank, and D2 rank . Combined stats, including all games, overall rank, UG rank, and D2 rank . As mentioned previously, if you notice any errors, I'd be ...
by Cody
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals at Michigan State (2/18/17)
Replies: 7
Views: 3779

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals at Michigan State (2/18/17)

Progcon wrote:Edit: Final Stats
Was no final played?
by Cody
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 21697

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

What was up with the convex tossup? Surely "concave up" should have been accepted? Concave up is wrong for about half the clues in that tossup. (it's a convex combination and convex hull for instance). I guess no one would say concave up until the clues applying to it would be read, so it's fine to...
by Cody
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)
Replies: 15
Views: 7510

Re: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)

Stats are finished. Playoffs & finals / combined & finals (note that the combined is all sorts of out of order and the playoffs stats do not explicitly indicate a tie for placement even though anyone with the same W-L record in the playoffs is tied). Please let me know if you notice any errors!
by Cody
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)
Replies: 15
Views: 7510

Re: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)

The final was played and I updated my previous post (Maryland won).

Please note that this set is NOT clear (there are mirrors tomorrow and elsewise). You can find a discussion forum by heading to Usergroups under your User Control Panel.
by Cody
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)
Replies: 15
Views: 7510

Re: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)

Brief results Maryland and Virginia are playing the final. Duke was third and second undergraduate. University of Pennsylvania was fourth. Maryland C was D2 champion. Gettysburg was D2 runner up. Full recap and stats will come tomorrow at latest. Prelim stats: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament...
by Cody
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 41390

Re: 2017 ICT bids

This whole discussion about B teams & splitting was already resolved in the other thread with much less verbiage. The rule is simple: your roster at SCT is intended to be your roster at ICT, with wiggle room approved by NAQT. Cases of team splitting are always extremely obvious and there's no reason...
by Cody
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)
Replies: 15
Views: 7510

Re: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)

A few teams have dropped & we have added Virginia C to bring our field to 22. I am currently exploring the possibility of adding a house team to get us to a nice 23 team schedule. Otherwise we will be doing an 11-team round robin in 2 brackets then likely splitting 3/2/2/2/2, which will take quite a...
by Cody
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 41390

Re: 2017 ICT bids

We host almost exclusively NAQT tournaments here at UVa, and are obviously jeopardizing that relationship somewhat by saying this, but it doesn't seem fair to me that that has to happen. NAQT is a very professional company; I host many NAQT tournaments & staff many of their tournaments despite bein...
by Cody
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 41390

Re: 2017 ICT bids

An ICT bid is one of the few levers that NAQT can pull when it comes to convincing teams to do what NAQT wants (in this case, edit tournaments or host tournaments). Jeff Hoppes has more or less said in this thread that NAQT has had trouble convincing people to edit SCT/ICT or host SCT unless they g...
by Cody
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 41390

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I heartily endorse Stephen's post, but I cannot agree with the latter part of your post, John. Someone who accepts a hosting autobid within the strictures of the current system is acting in perfectly good faith. WKU provided a service that NAQT deemed should be compensated with a bid and accepting t...
by Cody
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 41390

Re: 2017 ICT bids

We're definitely aware of the issues involved and closely reading this thread. The 2017 ICT will remain at 32 teams in each division for both financial and logistical reasons. Note in particular that there is not sufficient room space in the hotel to expand the field at this time. (We have ruled ou...
by Cody
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)
Replies: 15
Views: 7510

Re: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)

All teams will be receiving an email about logistics from me this morning. Expect a request to confirm your registration by replying! The registration process has left us with some drops and adds that have created coordination issues :) All team contacts & all staffers should've received e-mails fr...
by Cody
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)
Replies: 15
Views: 7510

Re: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)

All teams will be receiving an email about logistics from me this morning. Expect a request to confirm your registration by replying! The registration process has left us with some drops and adds that have created coordination issues :)
by Cody
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 41390

Re: 2017 ICT bids

More seriously: what the fuck, NAQT? Every year, the determination of hosts is ridiculously delayed for no damn reason (JUST ANNOUNCE PARTIAL SITES!) & now we're looking at 10 hosting + editor bids in D1? I'm sure some of this is a result of teams choosing D1 bids rather than D2 bids, but c'mon. Las...
by Cody
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 41390

Re: 2017 ICT bids

Lol NAQT
by Cody
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)
Replies: 15
Views: 7510

Re: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)

Effective immediately the field has been expanded to 21 teams. I hope to have some more news this Saturday at the latest. (the VCU house team will most likely be dropped as we have cannibalized it for staff).
by Cody
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)
Replies: 15
Views: 7510

Re: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)

I hope to have an update on field expansion tonight. If not, I will definitely have an announcement by mid-day tomorrow. Depending on how many staff have confirmed their presence by tonight/tomorrow, it may wind up being a two-stage field expansion (so that I can at least tell x number of teams that...
by Cody
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 44466

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

When I was asked to host SCT last year, I was explicitly told the following: 5. It would be your responsibility to market the event to existing teams and to staff the tournament. Host sites will NOT, as a matter of course, be expected to staff the tournament (and they will not be earning a host bid ...
by Cody
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 44466

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

There has definitely been cases where Arizona State hosted Arizona State-only tournaments, or split teams to have a four-team DI (or DII) field so as to guarantee at least one bid. The argument that ASU is weak as a team is immaterial. If they were a strong team, and there was no other good teams i...
by Cody
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 44466

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

Also, I am not aware of how many teams have successfully split teams at the same SCT in recent years; I only seem to recall Penn doing it with Eric playing solo and/or with freshmen, plus Saajid, Patrick et al playing on a B team. There are many clear examples from 2013 (Michigan, Virginia) , 2014 ...
by Cody
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 44466

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

To address an earlier question, my belief is that under the current 32-team field of DI ICT and the large increase in talent in the #10-#30 ranked teams, ICT doesn't really have the luxury of trying to grow circuits by increasing geographical diversity at the expense of letting the 32 most talented...
by Cody
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 44466

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

Is it really that wrong to publicly state that we had fun playing, and that others around us seemed to have fun playing too? Especially when the people who actually played didn't seem to have a major problem with it (and in some cases are baffled by the white-knighting of non-involved parties on th...
by Cody
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 44466

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

raffi_-_c-a-n-a-d-a.mp3 wrote:I also think the host bid should go through an application like how ACF does it now.
Based on my experience hosting SCT last year, it does.
by Cody
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 44466

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

Again, me being there caused an extra bid to spontaneously generate that would not have been awarded otherwise. CU Boulder A would have gotten their D2 bid with or without me there. Right, but assuming that every team accepts bids that they are given (which most teams do), the ones who are really a...
by Cody
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT rules revisions 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 18478

Re: NAQT rules revisions 2017

Per Ike's request, I am posting a sanitized version of my comment from the D1 SCT discussion thread My problem with [this question with a 4-line answerline] was that the answerline was far too long to properly parse in a timed tournament (especially given the lack of formatting cues). I think any an...
by Cody
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division I SCT: specific question discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2902

Re: 2017 Division I SCT: specific question discussion

In one of these documents, Susan Sandler said that a realtor had "found a handkerchief" with a "map" on it. Another of these documents, written by Tony Carrk, quotes unpublished speech excerpts about the film Lincoln discussing "public" and (*) "private" positions. These documents showed that Donna...
by Cody
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division I SCT: specific question discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2902

Re: 2017 Division I SCT: specific question discussion

In one of these documents, Susan Sandler said that a realtor had "found a handkerchief" with a "map" on it. Another of these documents, written by Tony Carrk, quotes unpublished speech excerpts about the film Lincoln discussing "public" and (*) "private" positions. These documents showed that Donna...
by Cody
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 44466

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

Depends on your goals. If your goal is to have the best set of teams competing at ICT every single year, then yes, but if you're trying to grow quiz bowl into different regions, it can be argued something like this just completely prevents any new region from developing into a competitive, national...
by Cody
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 44466

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

Depends on your goals. If your goal is to have the best set of teams competing at ICT every single year, then yes, but if you're trying to grow quiz bowl into different regions, it can be argued something like this just completely prevents any new region from developing into a competitive, national...
by Cody
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 44466

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

If a team from outside a region competes and wins their SCT, they by definition deserved to go to ICT more than the team that would've won that SCT had they not been there. This is no different from splitting teams. (also: your consternation is amusing given that this tournament would've been 5 team...
by Cody
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT rules revisions 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 18478

Re: NAQT rules revisions 2017

[...] There was only one round at SoCal that had twenty or more tossups converted (with exactly 20), and Amherst never broke 18 converted or 19 read (and I doubt anyone else in DI did either). Amherst had rounds where we heard 12 questions (12!!) out of literally twenty four tossups. We heard fewer...
by Cody
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)
Replies: 15
Views: 7510

Re: ACF Regionals at VCU (Feb. 18, 2017)

Xochicuicatl Cuecuechtli wrote:What is the status of the waitlist?
I have updated the field list; apologies for the delay. I am still in the process of recruiting staff; I have not had enough confirms at the moment.
by Cody
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Where do I get Anderson Officiator 10 Buzzers?
Replies: 5
Views: 4606

Re: Where do I get Anderson Officiator 10 Buzzers?

Buzzers are expensive & the Andersons are on the cheaper end while still being a great system.

Try finding some used.
by Cody
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Saving the IRC
Replies: 26
Views: 12513

Re: Saving the IRC

UlyssesInvictus wrote:Hopping on the last bullet point, I think branching off private rooms/channels is a great way to deal with insular topics/playtesting/a number of things mentioned.
This can and does happen with IRC. Nothing new is being offered here.
by Cody
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Saving the IRC
Replies: 26
Views: 12513

Re: Saving the IRC

I don't understand the concerns about old technology. Mibbit is dead simple to use, and there's no reason 99% of people need to go beyond that. I just don't think that there's that big of a technology crisis here. There are other options (I use Telegram for other stuff, it's quite good), but I would...