Search found 2226 matches

by DumbJaques
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 316800

DumbJaques wrote:
Menstruation for conjugation
How did that happen?
Unfortunately, no one can be told what the chat room is. You have to see it, for yourself.
by DumbJaques
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gonzaga Tournament (2/03/07) at GCHS (Washington, DC)
Replies: 28
Views: 11477

I'm not saying you don't listen to music or movies. All I'm saying is that there weren't many questions on those topics. That seemed to be exactly what you were saying. Wasn't your point that "boys" are more inclined to like sports than music or movies, hence your logically-challenged "thus is refl...
by DumbJaques
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: NAQT Northeast SCT at Harvard (2/10/07)
Replies: 18
Views: 7990

I'm going to go ahead and assume that's a little bit of an error, dude.
by DumbJaques
Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 26995

I echo Jerry's sentiments about question quality for div 2. They were much closer to HSNCT and much more distanced from IS than last year's, which is a very good thing. Andrew, in case you had a hand in it, I found the lit tossups to in particular to be of a much higher quality than expected, so tha...
by DumbJaques
Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 316800

Menstruation for conjugation
by DumbJaques
Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York/New Jersey 2006-07
Replies: 44
Views: 18744

I haven't heard about Stuyvesant doing much lately, and I heard from various (and likely mostly unreliable) sources that they were having internal issues or something. Confirm/deny/speculate baselessly?
by DumbJaques
Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: NAQT Mid-Atlantic at George Mason (2/10/07)
Replies: 118
Views: 45246

That was some crazy ass response time. Nice. On a non-comp sci note, congratulations to Virginia Tech for their strong day. I found the div 2 packets to be decently harder than last year's div 2 sectionals, and found some of the playoff rounds to have some decently difficult answer selection and clu...
by DumbJaques
Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: NAQT Mid-Atlantic at George Mason (2/10/07)
Replies: 118
Views: 45246

Uh, unless I'm mistaken, there seems to be no way to access an easy view of a teams performance in a specific game (you have to look at individual scores and add them up, then combine this with the main team stat page). This is really annoying since it involves clicking on like 5 different things ju...
by DumbJaques
Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: NAQT Mid-Atlantic at George Mason (2/10/07)
Replies: 118
Views: 45246

But now div II only has 11 teams.


THE UNIVERSE IS WRONG AGAIN.
by DumbJaques
Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: NAQT Mid-Atlantic at George Mason (2/10/07)
Replies: 118
Views: 45246

Man, it's a good thing nobody did a last minute drop Friday night!

Anyway, we couldn't dig up a 4th person, so it's just:

Maryland B (Div II)

Chris Ray (Fr)
Zach Hommer (So)
Jeremy Eaton (Fr)

And I vote for "Wartpert"
by DumbJaques
Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Teams In The Country '06-07?
Replies: 105
Views: 44040

Polls are always cool
by DumbJaques
Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bombs In Boston!
Replies: 3
Views: 1602

You have evidently been living somewhere where you missed the original thread about this
by DumbJaques
Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: NAQT Mid-Atlantic at George Mason (2/10/07)
Replies: 118
Views: 45246

Cool. Just keep in mind that NAQT uses that secret statistical formula to compute who gets bids, so you might be at a disadvantage not knowing if you're leaving something out they look at. I'd like to see your system used more, hopefully that won't be an issue.
by DumbJaques
Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: NAQT Mid-Atlantic at George Mason (2/10/07)
Replies: 118
Views: 45246

Wait, Evan, question. From what I saw of your system, doesn't it not calculate useful things, like 10s, 15s, -5s, and how individual scoring worked out per round? I found myself having to reverse engineer when a players tossups-negs happened. Will those things be rectified (since in other respects y...
by DumbJaques
Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stock phrases
Replies: 34
Views: 14228

New stock phrase: 'backseat moderator": Chris Ray yeaaaaaaaaaah boyeeeeeeeeeeeeee Really, this thread is fine to me, because it can serve as a 'what clues to avoid using' resource. Touche. . . . I was going to make a pun about calling shotgun and shotguns and you living in West Virginia, but I'm ti...
by DumbJaques
Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stock phrases
Replies: 34
Views: 14228

This whole thread is a giant monument to bad question writing and the ignorance it propagates. I suggest closing it to avoid further tarnishing the name of such visionaries as Kim Il-Sung and Alvar Aalto.

Seriously, close this thread, it sucks.
by DumbJaques
Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Super Bowl XLI
Replies: 10
Views: 3606

Worst commercials of any game in recent memory. What happened?
by DumbJaques
Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: exit, voice and loyalty
Replies: 85
Views: 35494

Look at Chris Ray at MLK for example, he's a freshman (right?) I am. Just to be clear, I don't *at all* have "fuck you, learn stuff" view. I think that things could use some changes, but that it has to be about dialogue between older players and younger ones, not people crouching in ridiculous extr...
by DumbJaques
Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: exit, voice and loyalty
Replies: 85
Views: 35494

Okay, when I first posted in this thread, I was taking the position that MLK could have done more to accommodate younger (though not bad) players without sacrificing quality, and it mainly had to do with the issue of using questions. But now I'm going to be switching way to the opposite pole, and he...
by DumbJaques
Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Elvis Presley Memorial Tournament at UW-Madison, 4/21/2007
Replies: 7
Views: 4881

I found the Wisconsin people
by DumbJaques
Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sword Bowl Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 14255

TRIPLE PARENTHESIS YOUR STATEMENT CANNOT BE REFUTED
by DumbJaques
Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 316800

In keeping with the them of this thread. . . Given: I just got my information for the seeding meeting. Since I am in Class A, and many of the teams are more than an hour a way from the seeding meeting most have indicated they are not coming to the seeding meeting. In the past, the people who came to...
by DumbJaques
Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Demographic Underrepresentation: questions and rosters in qb
Replies: 43
Views: 18304

I disagree with comments by DumbJaques: Dude, that's kind of not the same thing. If a tournament is looking to attract teams from another NATION, that skews things a bit. For example, when we include our distribution requirements, we in maintstream do so with a clearly Western and American perspect...
by DumbJaques
Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: More Whip Ghostriding
Replies: 8
Views: 3243

matt I lost your cd in chicago plz bring another to sectionals
by DumbJaques
Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Send your old packets to the Stanford Archive
Replies: 4
Views: 2208

From the ashes of the hate, angry girlfriends, implicit racism, qb affirmative action, and the illicit underground packet railroad that was this year's Sword Bowl shall spring a new age. It's a quizbowl miracle!

EDIT: In all seriousness, this is a really, really good idea. Do it.
by DumbJaques
Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Demographic Underrepresentation: questions and rosters in qb
Replies: 43
Views: 18304

(not many Antarctica questions, though, sorry)
U R A H8ER JRY

Seriously, Antarctica theme round for ACF nationals anyone?
by DumbJaques
Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 260531

Ahhhh. I'm sorry if I wasn't being clear, that's not what my point was at all. What I'm trying to say is that the whole 'offensive' assumption is just being based on the relative strength of the teams, and hence is a faulty assumption about a team's character, and hence shouldn't be something you co...
by DumbJaques
Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 260531

I have to agree with Fred on this one. Also, Mr. Egan, it seems to be from your reasoning that if the 35-3 team was playing another 35-3 team, or a 38-0 team or whatever, it wouldn't be seen, by and large, as anywhere near as bad. This in turn seems like you're advocating a good team treat a team th...
by DumbJaques
Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Demographic Underrepresentation: questions and rosters in qb
Replies: 43
Views: 18304

My comment on the general issue is that, while specific quotas go too far, it is a good idea for packet balance to suggest that at least a handful of questions across all topics deal with something that might be considered "underrepresented." To me, even devoid of any political connotations, lookin...
by DumbJaques
Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Demographic Underrepresentation: questions and rosters in qb
Replies: 43
Views: 18304

(whether they are wanted or not). Please don't take the fact that a couple of people are disagreeing with you as an indication that we don't want you to post. The whole point of the 'discussion' section is to discuss stuff, which ideally involves debate. So don't worry about it. My original critici...
by DumbJaques
Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Demographic Underrepresentation: questions and rosters in qb
Replies: 43
Views: 18304

You're complaining because only ever other packet included a question on something related to African-American history (correct me if I'm wrong, but you seem to be using the term 'minority' to refer exclusively to that)? Are you serious? If I understand you correctly, it seems like you would have pr...
by DumbJaques
Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Demographic Underrepresentation: questions and rosters in qb
Replies: 43
Views: 18304

I thought the questions were well written for the most part, but that there could have been a few more "minority" questions.
Perhaps you will be voting for our "forgotten moments in black history month" theme. . .

Seriously, what do you mean?
by DumbJaques
Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT location?
Replies: 55
Views: 20341

I was actually referring to the fact that the 2007 ICT will in fact be taking place on the West Bank (check the website). Surely this was designed to foster a sense of peace between NAQT and its small band of deluded detractors.r
by DumbJaques
Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT location?
Replies: 55
Views: 20341

ICT 2007: West Bank
by DumbJaques
Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT location?
Replies: 55
Views: 20341

Awehrman wrote: Communications between NAQT and Northwestern have stalled over the past few weeks. NAQT had contacted us about hosting, but we would have difficulty coming up with enough experienced staffers. NAQT proposed that if Northwestern provided the rooms and a few moderators, U Chicago migh...
by DumbJaques
Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 260531

I'm not sure I understand why introducing yourself in alphabetical order counts as mocking anyone. I mean, unless they struggle with the alphabet (like most quiz bowl teams do), it's not really a put down. It's kind of retarded, maybe a little annoying in a "you're a moron" kind of way, but arrogant...
by DumbJaques
Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TJ Invit. Acad. Tourn. (1/13/07) @ TJHSST (NoVA)
Replies: 17
Views: 10898

You seem to have missed my point (which, considering some of the negative things implied about your team, I understand). My point was hardly that he was right, and after further thinking about it, he probably was using an abrasive tone and, had I been you, I might very well have posted about it. But...
by DumbJaques
Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TJ Invit. Acad. Tourn. (1/13/07) @ TJHSST (NoVA)
Replies: 17
Views: 10898

Magister Ludi wrote: I felt the brackets were uneven because we played Gov in the second round and we never even had the chance to play either of the Charters. Raleigh Charter coasted into the finals avoiding the best teams until they were crushed in the finals by Maggie Walker (the only real power...
by DumbJaques
Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Economics of Studying Quiz Bowl Literature
Replies: 35
Views: 11529

The original post was by a high school sophomore who is about 15 years old. Perhaps once he attends college for several years, he will be able to make flawless BCS Championship Game predictions or hilarious fat jokes, or he will be able to entertain the masses with his exciting adventures into host...
by DumbJaques
Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Economics of Studying Quiz Bowl Literature
Replies: 35
Views: 11529

AWWW. THAT'S RIGHT! I FORGOT TO SAY YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO LEARN STUFF. I'm so glad I have the enlightened around to help my poor misconceptions. When you consider that your whole post could basically be said as 'a lit player should learn basics first, then study things more in-depth," which is basical...
by DumbJaques
Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: exit, voice and loyalty
Replies: 85
Views: 35494

This might be a dumb idea, but I was thinking about the possibility of having some kind of Division II equivalent at MLK this year. I guess maybe the field wasn't big enough and hey, I've got great reverence to the work put into running a tournament, so I'm not just calling for TDs to get off their ...
by DumbJaques
Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: exit, voice and loyalty
Replies: 85
Views: 35494

I want to preface this by saying that, as a freshman writing a packet virtually by myself, I in no way shape or form expected any of my questions to make the cut at MLK, and was honored to even see my packet on the list. At another tournament, maybe a different story, but I don't think anyone went i...
by DumbJaques
Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro area 2006-07
Replies: 111
Views: 42635

Why did the packet contain only 18 questions? Also, I'm curious as to the playoff difficulty this year. The last two years, it's been a little absurd and resulted in some kind of screwy games (not that they weren't good questions, just not really so good for a high school tournament. My favorite giv...
by DumbJaques
Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Recruiting "Troubled" Athletes
Replies: 9
Views: 3039

To be fair to Lazear, he was just the getaway driver, and only recieved like $34 worth of the spoils. I played against Lazear, actually. I witnessed him berate a teammate for not shaking hands, among some other classy things that are not generally associate with that football team. I think it's diff...
by DumbJaques
Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prompting and moderator training
Replies: 4
Views: 1897

Note: This is dumbjaques, Fred Morlan discovered I was supplying the squirrels with arms and sabotaged my username. Uh. . . I can't imagine why you wouldn't prompt on the imams example. If the question mentioned the number twelve, a) you shouldn't be required to say the number 12 and b) it presumabl...
by DumbJaques
Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro area 2006-07
Replies: 111
Views: 42635

Shouldn't this forum be restricted to those who play HIGH SCHOOL quizbowl in the DC METRO area? After all, we can all agree that teams change dramatically from year to year. Even the former best player in the country might not have any idea about what's going on. Besides, my friend, who worked for ...
by DumbJaques
Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro area 2006-07
Replies: 111
Views: 42635

Considering Georgetown Day's 150 point win over Gonzaga in the TJ playoffs, I think it is unfair to say at this point that Gonzaga is better than Georgetown Day. It is still early in the season, but based on the results of actual games between the two teams, one cannot say that Gonzaga is superior....
by DumbJaques
Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro area 2006-07
Replies: 111
Views: 42635

For TJ this year, I think availability is a big thing. I personally think Allan Fan could be monstrous, but he seems to have so many other commitments that tournament attendance suffers. Simply put, a team that only occasionally fields their top four cannot hope to compete with those who consistentl...
by DumbJaques
Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 06-07
Replies: 802
Views: 260531

Chris, since you've seen both, I'm curious as to your answer to this: In recent years, the trend has been (stereotypically; there have been exceptions) that east coast teams do better at HSNCT. How would you compare the level of play you saw today as to that normally found on the east coast on IS p...