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by UlyssesInvictus
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl XI Main Site (3/24/18)
Replies: 11
Views: 7157

Re: Prison Bowl XI Main Site (3/24/18)

Hello! Could whoever has access to the set upload a Word files version to the archives as well, or just PM me with a link to the Google Docs/Word files? (Currently the archives only have PDFs.) Having access to the Word files helps a lot for parsing the packets, which helps get them uploaded to ques...
by UlyssesInvictus
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XXIV Mirror Requests
Replies: 9
Views: 8974

Re: GSAC XXIV Mirror Requests

Thiccasso's Guernthicca wrote:^ Seconded, is there any chance it can get uploaded in the future?
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 103
Views: 56533

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

QuizDB may be down intermittently down over the next day or two as I carry out some much needed infrastructure upgrades. For example, it's down right now :P EDIT: And it's up again, after isolating the issue as a dependency that broke 12 hours ago during a new release, meaning I perfectly updated pa...
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 103
Views: 56533

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

EDIT: Sorry, I'll stop posting these. I don't mind too much, since I really should have finished a prelim. Moxon by now, and I did tell people this was the best way to get me off my ass. (Regrettably, it doesn't seem to be working either. Maybe I'll manage it after the Boston Open..?) I've gotten s...
by UlyssesInvictus
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: When do questions "belong" to a set?
Replies: 25
Views: 9708

Re: When do questions "belong" to a set?

I would hope editors don't actually pay for unwritten questions now, contract or no contract. Usually, from what I've heard, it goes something like--I'll write 20% of the set, he writes 30%, she writes 50%, I'll edit it all, and we'll split the mirror fees proportionally. But if what the 30% writer...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: When do questions "belong" to a set?
Replies: 25
Views: 9708

Re: When do questions "belong" to a set?

To return to the topic Jacob initially asked, would a template "contract" posted to the ACF website be helpful? To be used by housewrites, packet sub, and collaborative tournaments alike, easily modifiable for dollar values and "criteria" of writers/editors joining a set. Not meant to be legally har...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: STIGMATA
Replies: 5
Views: 4106

Re: STIGMATA

I'm intrigued how you can ask these things in a visual tournament (unless you mean this is just a tournament about visual trash?). Well, I'll certainly try! To clarify, I might include a tossup asking 'name the person who killed these characters', and show various deaths from the Halloween franchis...
by UlyssesInvictus
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest.org seems to be down
Replies: 4
Views: 5644

Re: Quinterest.org seems to be down

acz13 wrote:I would suggest using Raynor's QuizDB.org instead of Quinterest
I endorse this suggestion, but I understand that this is partially from my fault to (still) not complete Moxon yet
by UlyssesInvictus
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20803

Re: Boston Summer Open I

I'm on a team with Peter and Alex Schmidt and we are looking for a fourth. If anyone is interested, please email me at [email protected].com. Thanks! I know some high school players in the area that might sign up as free agents in the coming days; this information might be helpful for anyone looking...
by UlyssesInvictus
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 26967

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

My preference might be--if we have a decent amount of time on Saturday, do FILM as doubles or teams. If we don't, do my event as a shootout. Then, do the remaining event (probably as a shootout of some sort?) on Sunday. I'd highly recommend the FILM as some kind of teams, doubles or whatsoever--the...
by UlyssesInvictus
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror 2 (7/28 to 7/29)
Replies: 17
Views: 5775

Re: NASAT Online Mirror 2 (7/28 to 7/29)

It looks like Saturday still has only three teams signed up, so presumably we'd be just taking turns playing each other for the entire day. Not saying this isn't OK by me (having lots of byes is actually pretty nice)--but just wanted to confirm the TDs have no plans to change anything in regards to...
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror 2 (7/28 to 7/29)
Replies: 17
Views: 5775

Re: NASAT Online Mirror 2 (7/28 to 7/29)

It looks like Saturday still has only three teams signed up, so presumably we'd be just taking turns playing each other for the entire day. Not saying this isn't OK by me (having lots of byes is actually pretty nice)--but just wanted to confirm the TDs have no plans to change anything in regards to ...
by UlyssesInvictus
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 17
Views: 14790

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018

Please note: I am not speaking on behalf of the Harvard playing team, or the HFT writing/editing team. I do have editing input for HFT this year, but it's extremely minimal compared to in years past. Ultimately all decisions about difficulty, distribution, etc. are up to Jon Suh and other active Har...
by UlyssesInvictus
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK Online Mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 3189

Re: SOUNDTRACK Online Mirror

So is 9PM definitely going to be the start time? Also, do you know about how long this will run? I might have to move between locations later, and I'd rather try to do so now if it'll take a while to play out the set.
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2019 - Weekend of August 3rd
Replies: 98
Views: 55607

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Is it alright to discuss the set now? I wrote two of the CS tossups, and though my contribution was minimal, would love to get feedback on those if people had any.
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20803

Re: Boston Summer Open I

CPiGuy wrote:I assume you mean Worldstar is starting Sunday?
This is accurate, and I've fixed that wording.
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20803

Re: Boston Summer Open I

Additional, probably important clarification: I'll prioritize sending emails over updating this thread, so just that pay attention to that more as the weekend gets closer. On that note, the following people are listed as playing side events, but I don't have your emails (though you may be on a CamO ...
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20803

Re: Boston Summer Open I

I hope everyone enjoyed Chicago Open! Here are in-depth details about scheduling, packet format, and payment, both for the CamO main event and the side-events. Please be sure to read carefully; all teams and side-event players who have provided emails in the signups sheet will receive another email ...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20803

Re: Boston Summer Open I

FYI: you can pay with cash, Venmo (username @Raynor-Kuang), or check (made out to "Raynor Kuang"). If you don't have the money the day of the tournament, then you won't be able to play. Remember to bring extra money for side events! (Cash or Venmo; please don't include it in your main check and expe...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20803

Re: Boston Summer Open I

There are eight teams now listed on the signup form--but only six have officially registered. Reminder that you must email me to officially register! Once we hit eight (official), I'll add a waitlist section. We should be free to expand to 10 teams whenever, but to avoid the dreaded bye, I won't exp...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 4
Replies: 23
Views: 9657

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 4

For scheduling purposes, and since I've never attended/run an audio event before, is it alright if I ask what's your expected play time per round / the "written" length of a question? (If you'd like to also help me estimate the play time per round given actual players, since I'm not super familiar w...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards
Replies: 44
Views: 20824

Re: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards

Maybe people in an activity shouldn't be garbage to others in that activity who are volunteering to do what amounts to unpaid outreach work. I agree with this in sentiment, in that these are, as Fred says, just volunteers doing their best, but I feel like I have to speak up that this language of "b...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards
Replies: 44
Views: 20824

Re: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards

Is there an official Awards Committee provided definition for how to evaluate "top" in a voting context, or is it left to the voter to define? (e.g. Lebron James is probably the "most valuable [to the team]" every year, but that's not how the NBA MVP voting works.)
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20803

Re: Boston Summer Open I

A reminder that the main event is (initially) field capped at 8 teams, and the current # of people signed up comes to about 7 teams. You're not guaranteed a spot in the field unless you're on a team and have registered by emailing me. (So far, that's only "Some Kind of Team Name.")
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 25378

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Nats Season 2019)

My goal is to cover all major eras and genres from early games to the modern day, and I plan for every packet to have content from each era and genre. That said, because of how I plan to approach the answer line selection, I don't want to lock myself into saying that there will definitively be X nu...
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 25378

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Nats Season 2019)

Do you have any idea what the subdistribution will generally be like? I'd really like to get an even spread of time, platforms, and genres, but I understand if, for example, there's a lot of 2000s JRPG questions and not as much, say, retro arcade cabinets from the 80s. I'm just curious to know ahead...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 165
Views: 97026

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

By the way, I think it would be good to move all these Quizbowl-related websites such as Neg 5 under the purview of (or sponsorship by) the nonprofit organizations that already exist in quizbowl. Microsoft offers $5,000 a year for nonprofits to run applications on their cloud, Azure, which would ta...
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Player Poll Results
Replies: 21
Views: 14278

Re: HS Player Poll Results

Thank you for running this and organizing the data! I'm sure it must have been a decent amount of work.
by UlyssesInvictus
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 12405

Re: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread

Not to harp on the subject more than needed--and I'll note that, as always, if most of the conversation about your set revolves around a single question, then that means, overall, the set was pretty good!--but the impression I'm getting from this thread is that many of the people who played the ques...
by UlyssesInvictus
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror
Replies: 27
Views: 7914

Re: NASAT Online Mirror

Depending on the weekend, yup.

edit: might as well note that the weekends of 6/23-24 & the Boston Summer Open, 8/4-5, are the ones I'm trying to avoid
by UlyssesInvictus
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MIT summer practices
Replies: 6
Views: 2923

Re: MIT summer practices

From what I know of trying to organize the Boston summer open, there probably aren't enough people at MIT over the summer to host MIT practices. I'll see if Harvard is interested, though I think there's also not (too) many people on campus over the summer.
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20803

Re: Boston Summer Open I

Well, the vox populi has pretty firmly indicated they'd like the date to stay the same, and so it shall.

Expect room details and more logistics to be posted in the next two weeks.
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!
Replies: 51
Views: 28642

Re: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote: I'd like to especially thank Mike Hundley for going out of his way to get rooms for side events. You're a hero.
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!
Replies: 51
Views: 28642

Re: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!

I appreciated that the schedule/records was online, in an easy to access format. I did overhear some teams complaining that their schedule online didn't match their paper schedule, so perhaps it might have been useful to leave space on the site for disclaimers or misc info for each bracket. The late...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 22994

Re: High School Player Poll

To proselytize for someone I've never personally met, I keep hearing the stat quoted that Clark Smith (of Dublin Scioto) had 20 ppg at ACF Nats--on a team with Chris Ray. That's some astounding deep knowledge.

Oh, and vote for Fred Zhang, as well as most of the TJ A team.
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20803

Re: Boston Summer Open I

I'd be completely unable to attend this tournament if it was moved to any later of a date, so I'm hoping it can stay where it is. I can also only attend this date and have already booked travel for this date. This is the other reason it'd be a terrible idea to change the date. People who have alrea...
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 8300

Re: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018

This happened, and I believe people had a lot of fun. Here are the scores. Note that especially in the later rounds, people moved around rooms or left. You can find full round reports at these Google sheets: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1r9wpA7R31zLBt7zSvLi9v1m3g5CXM-S9bKv-YRScx0k/edit?usp...
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cambridge Open 2017 (CamO)
Replies: 9
Views: 5985

Re: Cambridge Open 2017 (CamO)

Just a heads up that there's very active discussion about possibility using this set (among others) for the various summer events, so could any release of this set wait until the Illinois and Boston events have confirmed what sets they're using? Thanks! (Side events thread here: http://hsquizbowl.o...
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20803

Re: Boston Summer Open I

If anyone is interested in going to Fenway Sunday night (8PM*) to see the Yankees play the Red Sox on Sunday Night Baseball, DM me. It looks like there are still some reasonably priced tickets available directly through the red sox website. *Assuming that there won't actually be any side events run...
by UlyssesInvictus
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 8300

Re: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018

Oh and double thanks to Emmet Laurie and Jon Suh for reading for me.
by UlyssesInvictus
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 8300

Re: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018

Thank you to everyone who played this: scores will be tomorrow, after I'm done staffing NSC. I raised $195, so let's call that an even $400 going to charity.

If you'd like copies of the set, just email me and I'll send them your way.
by UlyssesInvictus
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 8300

Re: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018

Adding 5 minutes to allow peoppe to gradually filter in.
by UlyssesInvictus
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 8300

Re: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018

Last update! I won't give room numbers (so people don't accidentally wander there early), but we'll be meeting at 9, at the buzzer room as planned.
by UlyssesInvictus
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 8300

Re: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018

I'll give people this info in-person at our initial meeting at 9 as well, but here are the initial (randomized) seedings of rooms: message me directly to get what room you're in, or wait for this to update. if you're not sure, just pick a room out of these three at random Room 1003 Evan Annie Alex M...
by UlyssesInvictus
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 8300

Re: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018

More updates! We'll be running three rooms, and we'll be meeting by the buzzer room (the alcove to the right of team sign in.) I'll give updates there.

I'll be wearing the Capitals baseball cap (eagle logo), which you can use to find me.
by UlyssesInvictus
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 8300

Re: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018

How are teams going to work? Based on current numbers, IMO it's easiest to just have shootouts in both rooms, with reseeding after initial playing to make sure rooms play out competitively. Otherwise, I'd have to force everyone to pick one of four teams, and I don't feel great about that working ou...
by UlyssesInvictus
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 8300

Re: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018

Based on current signups, we will run two rooms for 3 rounds of shootouts of randomized groups (seeded by me), before reseeding based on scores and playing until 11 or we've finished all packets, whichever is sooner. If people drop moment of, we can coalesce back into a 1 room shoot out. I'll update...
by UlyssesInvictus
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List of NSC (2018) Side Events
Replies: 22
Views: 13212

Re: List of NSC (2018) Side Events

An Economic Ignoramus wrote:The WQC sitting is rescheduled to 9 on Saturday. A signup sheet is forthcoming.

Edit: here one is https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... p=drivesdk
Sorry, I missed this, what's WQC?
by UlyssesInvictus
Tue May 29, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 8300

Re: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018

PACE just sent out staffer emails, and staffers are officially supposed to help set up Friday night, if they're there, until 9 PM. It's not ideal to be doing so, but as a result I'm going to set the meeting time for FILM to be at 8:45 PM, with the grace 15 minutes for setup. I'll update night of if ...
by UlyssesInvictus
Tue May 29, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List of NSC (2018) Side Events
Replies: 22
Views: 13212

Re: List of NSC (2018) Side Events

An unimportant (but important to me...) side-note is that Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final is in DC on Saturday night, so I'll probably trek out to a bar in RTC to go watch it, if anyone would like to join, or even host a viewing in the NSC hotel bar.