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by DumbJaques
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall at Youngstown State :: 8 Oct 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 7534

Re: Early Fall at Youngstown State :: 8 Oct 2016

Could we get a more recent field up? Thanks!
by DumbJaques
Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 110
Views: 34822

Re: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion

I'm dreadfully late to the party on this (the price of moving the day after CO), but I wanted to weigh in on a few points: First, thanks to the editors (John, Mike, Matt, Mike, Aaron, and others) for their hard work on this set. Let's not forget, as we traverse statistical sorcery and the far reache...
by DumbJaques
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT?
Replies: 22
Views: 6966

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT?

To be very clear: Not speaking as a staffer here. So in general, a feedback/opinion thread is a net positive, and I'm happy to see NAQT (/PACE/HSAPQ) properly recognized for steps they've taken to improve past shortcomings - basically the hallmark of a quality organization vs. a group that just gets...
by DumbJaques
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 57841

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

I've been busy and neglected to check this thread, but I would really like to play this tournament and emphatically hope we can expand the field. I'm looking for teammates at the moment. If it comes down to it, I can try to track down a staffer if that's necessary to add the extra team(s).
by DumbJaques
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 24213

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

I'll be starting a PhD at OSU; will probably enter at least a few years of greatly scaled-back activity, but I'm hoping to still show up to stuff.
by DumbJaques
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER
Replies: 81
Views: 34473

Re: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER

I'm playing this tournament and am looking to put together a finely-structured team.
by DumbJaques
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" General Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 5624

Re: General Discussion

This tournament was excellent. Sure, there was some bonus variability, and some clunkers, but that's how it goes. Overall the set was fantastic, and did an impressive job of striking the right balance between exciting and accessible. In particular, this set should be seen as making a strong case tha...
by DumbJaques
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 General Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 12051

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 General Discussion

Yeah that's vintage Bruce. The only thing Brucer than that is Hungarian dinosaur warlords.
by DumbJaques
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 1914

Re: General Discussion

female interest questions The somewhat cringe-inducing nature of this phrase aside, I am continually baffled at how the editors of Cottage Bowl continue to define this, because it basically epitomizes a huge part of quizbowl's issues with sexism (at least as it pertains to cluelessness over subtlet...
by DumbJaques
Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 General Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 12051

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 General Discussion

To be clear, I wasn't defending editorializing (which, let me remind people, happened in like 3-4 questions at this tournament!) as always ok because it's correct. It probably doesn't have much value added, and that's fine; I'm not like, intent on becoming a martyr for the odd packet joke, I just do...
by DumbJaques
Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 General Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 12051

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 General Discussion

For some reason my notifications didn't come through, so I never saw the updated posts in this thread. My only complaint, already mentioned, is about some of the political commentary in the questions. I hate the House of Saud as much as the question-writer, but I don't think lines such as "everyone ...
by DumbJaques
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 16753

Re: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)

Let's play more quizbowl. We should be able to run Eyes Saturday night, Cottage Bowl Sunday, and Will's tournament either Saturday or Sunday depending on time.
by DumbJaques
Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU
Replies: 45
Views: 21125

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU

Can these stats not be uploaded normally? Perhaps I'm missing something, but I can't even access the individual detail page, for instance.
by DumbJaques
Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU
Replies: 45
Views: 21125

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU

After the tournament, multiple MSU people told me you had acted extremely rudely towards them. It's up to them whether to accept your apology, but I knew that none of them are very active on the forums (as evidenced by the poor communication about the tournament) and weren't going to call you out. ...
by DumbJaques
Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 9955

Re: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion

I'm generally loathe to make single-tossup posts, but the leadin in the "terrorism" tossup was egregiously terrible. I'm fairly certain it said "The Welsh School considers this concept to be socially constructed" or something closely equivalent. This clue is utterly content-free. The Welsh School i...
by DumbJaques
Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 9955

Re: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion

I'm generally loathe to make single-tossup posts, but the leadin in the "terrorism" tossup was egregiously terrible. I'm fairly certain it said "The Welsh School considers this concept to be socially constructed" or something closely equivalent. This clue is utterly content-free. The Welsh School is...
by DumbJaques
Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU
Replies: 45
Views: 21125

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU

No seriously why did anyone decide don't take in more buzzers? Did you just want to tempt fate or are you slow? Ok, so, yeah, you should never turn down buzzers or moderators. But this isn't fair. To my knowledge most (all?) of the people running this tournament were doing so for the first time. Yo...
by DumbJaques
Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU
Replies: 45
Views: 21125

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU

As a moderator at this tournament, this is not what I heard. When attempting to give someone a trophy, the response, "why would I want this," is very difficult to interpret in any way other than rudeness especially given the events that had just transpired. Claiming to not recognize that it was an ...
by DumbJaques
Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU
Replies: 45
Views: 21125

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU

Oh, yeah, I see how that was taken the wrong way (though since you weren't there, you couldn't). A bunch of people were standing around after in a random game room, I was on my phone dealing with a professional emergency that had just come up, and someone appeared out my peripheral vision and handed...
by DumbJaques
Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU
Replies: 45
Views: 21125

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU

As a word of advice, sometimes in life things don't go your way. It's an important life skill to learn how to deal with that reasonably instead of acting like a child. Surely people tamely posting in this thread asking for an update would not remotely justify this response. I don't know who this is...
by DumbJaques
Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU
Replies: 45
Views: 21125

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU

Yeah, the tournament is in less than 12 hours so it would be cool to get an update on where to go or what the schedule is or anything to indicate the tournament is, in fact, still happening.

(I actually don't really care about any of that, but I do really want to confirm that we can run SHAWARMA).
by DumbJaques
Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU
Replies: 45
Views: 21125

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU

So guys we're running SHAWARMA right
by DumbJaques
Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU
Replies: 45
Views: 21125

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU

Yes for the love of god please run SHAWARMA.
by DumbJaques
Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Summa contra potestates
Replies: 16
Views: 6569

Re: Summa contra potestates

1) Powers are fine. 2) Making the decision as an editor that you don't think you'd do a consistent or good job powermarking a given set (depending on difficulty/the editorial team/your competence) is also fine. In short, the current systems seems to me, well, just fine. I don't see any clear reason ...
by DumbJaques
Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)
Replies: 47
Views: 23806

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

I'm back at Chicago for another year to do a specialized M.A.

This is like a regular M.A. but comes with an ACF Nationals trophy.
by DumbJaques
Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: The Essence of Prompting
Replies: 68
Views: 23831

Re: George Oppen: The Essence of Prompting

To me, a lot of this debate misses the larger point that you can't really count on "sportsmanship" or whatever to carry the day even if we agreed it was desirable (I share some of Matt B.'s reservations that it isn't). Like, will I always try to behave in the way Ike describes? Yes, because I think ...
by DumbJaques
Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 35513

Re: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement

You shouldn't even be allowed to charge money for mirroring this set in its current state. I'm completely serious when I say that this was one of the most fun trash experiences I've ever had. A lot of that has to do with the 2000s slant, and "female-friendly" content, both of which I personally thi...
by DumbJaques
Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College History Bowl 2015 announcement
Replies: 54
Views: 27163

Re: College History Bowl 2015 announcement

I think I misread the situation to be that you couldn't edit because of how much writing requirements you also had, and that Matt was potentially available to edit. Looking back nothing really suggests that to be the case; consequently my proposal doesn't work, and I revert to the other position I i...
by DumbJaques
Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College History Bowl 2015 announcement
Replies: 54
Views: 27163

Re: College History Bowl 2015 announcement

Perhaps the members of Chicago's A team should redirect their desire to write "12/12 excellent questions" to their ACF Nationals packet, which as far as I know we have not yet received. As the next deadline for ACF Nationals is March 15 and the proposed deadline for this would be after that (and co...
by DumbJaques
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College History Bowl 2015 announcement
Replies: 54
Views: 27163

Re: College History Bowl 2015 announcement

I doubt anyone wanted to play this tournament a great deal more than I did. That said, I agree that having people to cobble together an entire set in three weeks is not viable. At the same time, I absolutely agree with Dave Madden that CHB is really important and can be a great part of quizbowl. Unf...
by DumbJaques
Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: The Essence of Prompting
Replies: 68
Views: 23831

Re: The Essence of Prompting

I actually wasn't mocking your point for its simplicity, Matt (more the fact that you kept repeating a single aspect of it that clearly turns on whether people have different understandings of the scope conditions - though to be fair, at that point you were talking with Marshall and, well, you know)...
by DumbJaques
Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: The Essence of Prompting
Replies: 68
Views: 23831

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Also, it occurs to me that the big counter-argument to my suggestion is that you'd get into situations were the same basic protest X is decided one way by editor Y and another by editor Z. This could surely raise some eyebrows. But, I'd argue that the current system is already set up that way - you'...
by DumbJaques
Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: The Essence of Prompting
Replies: 68
Views: 23831

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I did protest the Plumbers question, but did so because I was under the impression there was a lot more connection between the groups than there actually seems to have been. To be fair, there's certainly a good reason to have that confusion - I've found several sources that describe Operation Gemsto...
by DumbJaques
Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History 2015
Replies: 139
Views: 65725

Re: CO History 2015

If the doubles format holds, I'm playing with Jordan Brownstein.
by DumbJaques
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015
Replies: 95
Views: 45082

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Of course I will play this John Lawrence tournament.
by DumbJaques
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History 2015
Replies: 139
Views: 65725

Re: CO History 2015

I know I'm late to the party here, but I'd like to argue for pushing it to having everyone write a full 20/0 packet (for doubles, that's easy!), and having an ideal target be combining 2 packets into one. I think this will give us more variety, more total questions, and allow greater schedule flexib...
by DumbJaques
Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CLEAR (CAHOOTS-Like Event At Rutgers) - December 6th, 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 5046

Re: CLEAR (CAHOOTS-Like Event At Rutgers) - December 6th, 20

I am intrigued at the attempts to wrest 15/15 out of Ottoman history and look forward to your tossup on the Lion of Yannina and common link on drowning people in sacks.
by DumbJaques
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror Tournament (11/15/14) at Purdue
Replies: 15
Views: 4609

Re: Delta Burke Mirror Tournament (11/15/14) at Purdue

I do wish that U of C had communicated with the Purdue organizers earlier, via email--instead of making a post 4.5 days before the tournament was set to start--so that they could have made an informed decision about whether or not to hold the tournament. Since it seems rather unlikely people all ma...
by DumbJaques
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES at Northwestern (11/22/2014)
Replies: 24
Views: 11385

Re: DEES at Northwestern (11/22/2014)

Chicago is coming to this tournament with at least two teams. Michigan should also come to this tournament, considering they wrote a packet.

EDIT: But it would be ideal if, contra Penn Bowl, more than two people were assembled to staff it.
by DumbJaques
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A proposal to simplify eligibility rules
Replies: 43
Views: 9653

Re: A proposal to simplify eligibility rules

I missed this thread, so apologies if it's died an appropriately horrific death in IRC in the last two weeks. But seriously, what a waste of everyone's effort to no gain and only potential drawback. Seriously, who is this rule targeting? Like literally who? The last person I know who deliberately sc...
by DumbJaques
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2014 discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 4237

Re: VCU Open 2014 discussion

Someone made a comment that (if I heard correctly) the set was simply randomly sorted rather than having tiebreakers placed deliberately, so sometimes a round would not have a physics tossup (since it would be like tossup 21, and the replacement science would be in the main 20). So, heads up just in...
by DumbJaques
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tricon 2.5 discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 3191

Re: Tricon 2.5 discussion

For people who wrote for Tricon: I understand it's fun to include some zany stuff, and that this tournament is free, but you're still creating something other human beings are going to be subjected to. This can be a whole lot of fun - and indeed some tossups were - but more often it was overwhelmed ...
by DumbJaques
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2014 discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 4237

Re: VCU Open 2014 discussion

Eh, some of the other religion questions certainly were not super (Bhakti was reportedly four lines long and sounded pretty not-good when playing). But I think Bollinger is making the larger point that a reasonable portion of the set had a bit of a rushed feeling; he's right that bonuses varied WIDE...
by DumbJaques
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2014: August 2
Replies: 57
Views: 28523

Re: VCU Open 2014: August 2

I agree with most things in Matt's posts (in the posts by both Matts, actually). While I don't think the people who showed up late to things are in fact the same people who were most disruptive in the unacceptable way Matt outlines, that behavior was really aggravating. I mean, sure, it's Texas HS B...
by DumbJaques
Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2014: August 2
Replies: 57
Views: 28523

Re: VCU Open 2014: August 2

Can someone post a field update for all days/links to appropriate spreadsheets?
by DumbJaques
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 12874

Re: CO History Discussion

I thought this tournament was very good, and infinitely more enjoyable than last year (though part of that probably has to do with not having to worry about bonus difficulty). In particular, the presence of actual historians and things you read in history class, as Matt brought up, was great. In fac...
by DumbJaques
Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2014: August 2
Replies: 57
Views: 28523

Re: VCU Open 2014: August 2

I'm looking for a team for Sunday.
by DumbJaques
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO BBQ Dialogue Liveblog
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

Re: CO BBQ Dialogue Liveblog

Doug Graebner: Liveblog? I need to read this!
Max Schindler: Doug. You're here!
by DumbJaques
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO BBQ Dialogue Liveblog
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

Re: CO BBQ Dialogue Liveblog

Max Schindler: I had [an HSAPQ check], but I spent it all on hookers and blow.
Eric Mukherjee: Dude, that kind of money will buy you like, 30 minutes.
Max Schindler: That's all I need.
by DumbJaques
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO BBQ Dialogue Liveblog
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

CO BBQ Dialogue Liveblog

John Lawrence: In my esteemed culinary opinion, that might be on fire.