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by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 4461

Re: [TW: Sexual Harassment] Harassment in the THAT Online Quizbowl Discord

I think there should be guidelines in what should be done when there is micro aggressive language or other situations where someone isn’t necessarily being Intentionally malicious. This is where training could help as listing all possibilities on a ruleset would be endless, but an online module woul...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed May 27, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 59
Views: 8000

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

The Main room in each zoom call needs to have one person active there at all times to troubleshoot people who cut out during games, replace moderators who cut out, etc. This increases staffing demand, but for a tournament like ACF fall there would be excess club members around anyways.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: -5 for Fighting
Replies: 2
Views: 780

-5 for Fighting

Hi sports fans! I've been mulling over this ideas for a while now, but I've finally decided to once and for all write a hockey set. I am aiming for 100 tossups at an ACF Fall length, skewing modern, roughly split about 1/5 pre 1990, 2/5 1990-2010, 1/5 2010- NHL content and 1/5 non-NHL content. I wil...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 Canadian Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 21
Views: 5691

Re: 2020 Canadian Circuit Player Poll

No player poll unfortunately, I didn't go to enough tournaments this year to really get a sense of how all the players, especially the rookies and sophomores, are doing. Rookie Ballot 1) Kevin Fan - close race. Edged out Tony because Kevin is a lot deeper at his areas. 2) Tony Chen 3) Lucas Smith 4)...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DECAMERON - Asynchronous guerrilla tournament announcement and signups
Replies: 29
Views: 5940

Re: DECAMERON - Asynchronous guerrilla tournament announcement and signups

CPiGuy wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:43 pm
2 Writers' Choice
Please submit 2 tossups on literally anything you want to write about, within reason. If you're going to write something unusual like a before-and-after or mashup tossup, please include a note to players, but you're welcome to do so.
Is meta, within reason, okay?
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33019

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

Even if Eric didn't cheat at yesterday's Ontario Hybrid Online mirror, I am concerned at how he chose to wait until after to admit he was cheating at a previous tournament, maybe because otherwise he would have been banned.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toronto Winter Tournament (March 14, 2020) [CANCELLED]
Replies: 1
Views: 1020

Re: Toronto Winter Tournament (March 14, 2020)

This tournament has been cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to reschedule some sort of HS quizbowl tournament before the end of the school year.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT Side Events
Replies: 19
Views: 3193

Re: ICT Side Events

settlej wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:51 pm
Iamteehee wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:20 pm
Proteinbowl 3 is probably happening at ICT.
:party:
Not to be a bother but can we get an update on this? I would like to book time off work sooner than later if this is Friday night.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toronto Winter Tournament (March 14, 2020) [CANCELLED]
Replies: 1
Views: 1020

Toronto Winter Tournament (March 14, 2020) [CANCELLED]

The Ontario Quizbowl Association is pleased to announce the Toronto Winter Tournament. This tournament aims to be accessible to teams that are new to quizbowl while still providing a meaningful experience to those already familiar with the game. We will be using a slightly modified NAQT IS-191A-set ...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 53
Views: 12787

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

As SCT approaches and NAQT requires hosts to report in SQBS, are there any known bugs that need to be addressed, or the SQBS export as is good enough for NAQT standards?
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall
Replies: 29
Views: 4593

Re: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall

All of the above discussion conveniently and intellectually dishonestly ignores that a large chunk of the ACF Fall audience does not need to write a packet. To quote from the announcement for this year's tournament: Any team with at least two people on it who played a regular, collegiate , academic...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Carleton University (Ottawa, ON) (11/02/2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 3689

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Carleton University (Ottawa, ON) (11/02/2019)

Players, the schedule will be available at this link, so make sure someone on your team is able to see it. Moderators and scorekeepers will both be using laptops, so they will also have access to the schedule. http://hdwhite.org/qb/schedules/46 The schedule is subject to change based on drops or maj...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Schedule Generator
Replies: 10
Views: 4721

Re: Quizbowl Schedule Generator

Oh my god, thank you so much!

Could you add a QR code to the website so people don't have to type up a URL?
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]
Replies: 11
Views: 3915

Re: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]

Looking forward to this. What are the chances that it falls on ICT weekend?

Is there going to be a set-in-stone geographical distribution or is that just gonna be intuitively more or less balanced?
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Should Baby Seals Smile While Being Clubbed? Or: Why Should Newer Teams Stick Around College Quizbowl?
Replies: 14
Views: 5304

Re: Should Baby Seals Smile While Being Clubbed? Or: Why Should Newer Teams Stick Around College Quizbowl?

I think teams and hosts, especially in smaller circuits, need to be more conscious of the fact that even though EFT might be fine for both a top-10 team and a team that got 18ppb at novice the previous weekend, a game between those two teams at EFT could easily end up with a score of 655-5 and demor...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Carleton University (Ottawa, ON) (11/02/2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 3689

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Carleton University (Ottawa, ON) (11/02/2019)

The control room will be Southam 318. Please arrive by 9 AM.

The building is labelled SA on the southwestern corner of this map https://carleton.ca/campus/map/. The P1 parking lot is right beside it. Do note that the ground floor of this building is the third floor.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ Carleton University (28/09/2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 3293

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ Carleton University (28/09/2019)

Please meet at Paterson 114 for 9:30-9:45 on Saturday.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 19309

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

The majority of tournaments still happen in schools, and digital packets and e-scoresheets should be used as much as possible there. School and/or board administration may need to cooperate to make sure there’s enough chromebooks or equivalent if staff and players providing laptops is insufficient.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Canadian Trash Player Poll 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 3465

Canadian Trash Player Poll 2019

To quote a wise man, "Hello, Canada! The summer has come to an end, and as promised, that means it's time for this year's trash player poll. Tournaments that have happened since the last poll are listed below, with links to the stats". All the relevant stats are here . Please submit your ballot to e...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ Carleton University (28/09/2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 3293

NAQT Collegiate Novice @ Carleton University (28/09/2019)

Carleton University (the one in Ottawa, Ontario) will be hosting a mirror of NAQT's collegiate novice set (CNS-186) on 28 September 2019. Location and Time The tournament will start at 10:00am (so teams should arrive around 9:30) at an as yet undetermined location at Carleton. There will be a 1 hour...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Carleton University (Ottawa, ON) (11/02/2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 3689

2019 ACF Fall at Carleton University (Ottawa, ON) (11/02/2019)

I am pleased to announce that the Eastern Canadian site of 2019 ACF Fall will be held at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The tournament will take place at a TBD location, with team check-in beginning at 9:00 and gameplay beginning at 9:30. I will be the ...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 7725

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

I think there are a solid number of people who are juniors and seniors in college who are not super skilled and for whom ACF Fall is still a very appropriate tournament to play. I think quizbowl tournaments should put the players first, rather than collectively imposing hundreds of writing-hours on...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Neuroscience Side Event Interest Gague
Replies: 11
Views: 5056

Re: Neuroscience Side Event Interest Gague

BRAINEXPANSION would be a cool name.

Not a neuroscientist myself but several of my teammates would love to play.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 39553

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Are conversion stats up yet?

The tossup in pack 21 on shuffling should have an answerline directive on "randomization"
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon May 27, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 5
Replies: 13
Views: 5464

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 5

I held a mirror today. Player (rounds played) scores We took turns reading the 8 packets Chris (7) 36 Dr. Renert (7) 29 Me (7) 23 (10 of which came in the round that Chris read -_______-) Erik (7) 12 Aaron (7) 11 Sky (7) 10 Isaac T. (5) 9 Jay (3) 4 Isaac R. (4) 4 Milan (7) 4 Phillip (3) 3 Marcel (3)...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat May 25, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 5
Replies: 13
Views: 5464

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 5

Could someone send me (or remind Kevin to send me) the packets by the middle of Tomorrow? Kevin agreed on me hosting a mirror tomorrow evening.

Thanks.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Canadian Player Poll
Replies: 44
Views: 16515

Re: 2019 Canadian Player Poll

1) Derek So Was a strong support player in 2007-08 and 2008-09 for Sir Winston Churchill. Too bad their captain came to McGill but never played a collegiate game. 2) Rein Otsason Went 52-1 or something in 2011-12 on the way to a national championship, probably a top five season this decade (comparab...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 37470

Re: Player Poll 2019

Rein Otsason should be in your science polls. Aayush Rajasekaran should be in consideration for your literature polls. Both are outside shots for overall top 25.

Nobody's mentioned this so far but I think Eric Xu should be higher up in your polls than where you're gonna put him.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 17240

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

Where does the estimate of 30-45 minute increase if you played off all rr-playoff tiebreakers come from? I don’t think you’d save much time if, for example, at ICT only the top bracket ties were played off.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 55840

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

On this schedule we have two byes and play both Chicago and WUSTL in the same round.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 29109

Re: ICT format and seeding discussion

Did the pre-nationals poll even happen this year? It should at least differentiate between ACF and NAQT somehow, these polls tend to lean ACF it seems. I wonder if it would be useful for NAQT to look at whatever limited buzzpoint data on NAQT-specific categories exist over the course of regular seas...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 55840

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

This is a terrible decision. Why is the top bracket the only bracket worth playing a tiebreaker for? The difference between playoff brackets is significant not just for final placement (which I suppose you could argue matters less for weaker teams)— it also determines the quality of opponents that ...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 29109

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

How much more money would it cost to run the proposed 40 team format?
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: 10 Years of Chicago Open: My Greatest Memories
Replies: 8
Views: 7376

Re: 10 Years of Chicago Open: My Greatest Memories

Every Canadian CO trip just tries to imitate this but fails at doing so.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE
Replies: 14
Views: 7864

Re: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE

Why are the NSC scoring rules the way they are? Are they likely to change in the near future? Why are PACE, ACF, IQBT separate from each other? It seems a lot of them share staffers, leaders, and writers. Would quizbowl be stronger with one unified non-NAQT umbrella organization? In 10 years from no...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Indulge me a moment...
Replies: 19
Views: 11234

Re: Indulge me a moment...

It doesn’t fully answer your question because these tournaments are not held during the regular season, but the Canadian HSNCT mirror has been quite successful over the last several years as an easier option for alumni. In the past, we’ve also used Delta Burke as a tournament geared for open teams (...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)
Replies: 37
Views: 21082

Re: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)

I will be going to Queen’s University for a one year bachelor of education. It’s not conditional on graduating my masters, but I sure hope I can do so before August, cutting any ties I may still have with Les Chevaliers de McGill.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 9421

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]

Hello,

It says in the post for this tournament that it’s difficultly is regular minus (so EFT, Terrapin) but it also says it’s the same difficulty as 2018 FST which in turn is the same difficulty of 2017 ACF Fall. So which one is it?

Thanks,
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]
Replies: 15
Views: 6189

Re: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]

This was an extremely well run tournament. Thanks to all the staffers and writers for an enjoyable time. I think this had the best online tournament logistics of any I have played.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DII Midseason Poll
Replies: 14
Views: 7800

Re: DII Midseason Poll

Toronto's SCT performance was affected by the fact Sky Li showed up very late.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SCT placement policies
Replies: 15
Views: 6782

Re: SCT placement policies

I thought NAQT makes hosts rank teams by all games played.
Jonah in the 2017 thread wrote:The hosts of this tournament did not realize that NAQT's policy is to consider all games when ranking teams.
It's a dumb policy but it's definitely a policy.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)
Replies: 17
Views: 5584

Re: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)

At last year's SCT, Toronto D had a playoff record of 4-2 and Toronto E had a playoff record of 5-1, yet Toronto D is listed ahead of Toronto E (as it should be, because they tied in record and Toronto D had a higher PP20).
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The D-value SOS calculation is broken
Replies: 17
Views: 8871

Re: The D-value SOS calculation is broken

Thanks Jeff. Would it be possible to see past year's D-value rankings using this new formula?
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 14956

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

I found the music to be excellent. I don’t have much more to say about specific questions because it wasn’t my personal preferences. The one score clue I wanna comment on was the leadin to the messiah, which mentions an ascending scale from C to A without any indication of tempo or rhythm. (You say ...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 14956

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

I'm curious to hear people's thoughts about physics and other science, in terms of difficulty, subject matter and execution. I tried to strike a balance between important things experts would know about and accessibility/maintaining interest from a non scientific audience. I thought the CS/applied ...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The D-value SOS calculation is broken
Replies: 17
Views: 8871

Re: The D-value SOS calculation is broken

Canada's SCT D1 field is looking at lot like what the Chicago/Chicago/Northwestern/WUSTL site looked like in 2016. I hope we don't end up in a million way circle of death and knock each other out of qualifying.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 61
Views: 25124

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

Self-centered post but since my countrymen can't go to HS national stuff we'd love to have it over ICT or CO