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by UlyssesInvictus
Tue May 22, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20714

Re: Boston Summer Open I

Some random things I forgot to mention: - I reserve the right to split up any teams that are too ridiculously OP compared to rest of field - I'm not tied to the current date. If no one voices serious objections to it by...let's say end of NSC, then it'll be locked in. - Any free agents not on a team...
by UlyssesInvictus
Tue May 22, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20714

Re: Boston Summer Open I

Skepticism and Animal Feed wrote:So you're running a mirror of Cambridge Open in Cambridge, MA but calling it the Boston Open?
en pointe, monsieur
by UlyssesInvictus
Tue May 22, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: FILM side event (for charity @ JED)
Replies: 7
Views: 6300

Re: FILM side event announcement

This set is essentially done, with the rare question + packetizing to be completed. I'm also announcing that all funds raised from playing this set will be donated to the JED Foundation , a 4-star charity dedicated to suicide prevention for teens and young adults. In addition, I'll personally match ...
by UlyssesInvictus
Tue May 22, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FILM side event (for charity @ JED) [x-post]
Replies: 0
Views: 1227

FILM side event (for charity @ JED) [x-post]

The FILM set (a side-event set for film :P) I was writing turned out to have more academic content than I expected, so I'm x-posting it out of the Trash subforum and into the main announcements here. You can find the original thread below: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=20695 Mods...
by UlyssesInvictus
Tue May 22, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20714

Re: Boston Summer Open I

We'll be running Cambridge Open as our main event, with the expectation that it will be slightly abbreviated to fit in side events, as time requires. We'll be running a very aggressive seven side events, with the understanding that not all events are guaranteed to run, or with some taking place as l...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon May 21, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Mirroring British Tournaments
Replies: 6
Views: 3450

Re: Mirroring British Tournaments

As an addendum, I will probably be putting in some personal work to Americanize any questions I find too Queen-ly, so anyone else hoping to mirror CamO can probably collaborate with me on that.
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon May 21, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Mirroring British Tournaments
Replies: 6
Views: 3450

Re: Mirroring British Tournaments

I actually just emailed back and forth with Ewan McAulay today, to great success on setting up a Cambridge Open mirror (after, of course, mistaking the 2017 mirror post as the 2018 one). Besides using Jason as a bridge, perhaps you could try messaging him as well? (By the way, congratulations on you...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon May 21, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 35
Views: 16602

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

Awesome, thanks for making this! It's prior to the beginning of the school year, but I imagine many local kids will still be around, so heads up that we'll be running a Boston Summer Open (Cambridge Open + side events) in early August. Many of the side events, and probably CamO itself, should be app...
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun May 20, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List of HSNCT (2018) side events
Replies: 15
Views: 8286

Re: List of HSNCT (2018) side events

Just a bump that this helpful listing exists for your (you, the viewer!) aid. At this point, it seems that the four events in the OP will be the final slate of side events, and I'm unlikely to update the original post further. I won't be at HSNCT, so any updates @ Atlanta are unlikely to find their ...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon May 14, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 316296

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

sharkcrossing wrote:Hello everyone,

Based on the results of the poll, HORROR will be read on the Discord Sunday night at 8 PM. Hope to see plenty of people then!
I couldn't attend, but how did this go / could this set be posted? Would love to read it!
by UlyssesInvictus
Sat May 12, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament
Replies: 24
Views: 15472

Re: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament

kearnm7 wrote:Hate to nag, but is there any idea of when/if this will be done and where it will be played? Would love to give it a go.
Bump on this as well, I've gotten a few requests to run this at the Boston summer event.
by UlyssesInvictus
Sat May 12, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 46
Views: 18330

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Is there any expectation for how many packets this will be? And whether the plan is currently still to only have tossups?
by UlyssesInvictus
Sat May 12, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WORLDSTAR
Replies: 27
Views: 13350

Re: WORLDSTAR (HSNCT mirror CANCELLED)

With that in mind, are you still expecting this to be 8 packets?
by UlyssesInvictus
Fri May 11, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Open: Organization
Replies: 27
Views: 11309

Re: Side Event Open: Organization

Boston event announced here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =8&t=21286

The sooner people volunteer to staff, the more concrete I can get about details
by UlyssesInvictus
Fri May 11, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20714

Re: Boston Summer Open I

Signup for both the main event and side-events here.

Note that, for the main event, you are not officially registered until at least one person from your team emails me, officially registering!
by UlyssesInvictus
Fri May 11, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20714

Boston Summer Open I

This is the official announcement for a Boston Summer Open, as mentioned in the organization thread . Almost all details below are subject to change as staff are acquired or lost. The tournament will be at MIT, and the tentative dates will be August 4th and 5th. A main event will take the majority o...
by UlyssesInvictus
Fri May 11, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cambridge Open 2017 (CamO)
Replies: 9
Views: 5950

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.or...
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed May 09, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Open: Organization
Replies: 27
Views: 11309

Re: Side Event Open: Organization

I'm also looking into running a Boston event, with a main event on Saturday (I'm thinking NASAT right now) + smaller events dotted throughout Saturday & Sunday. I'm not sure of the state of the MSU event, but would anyone/site be very against this happening? For reasons of redundancy, too far from a...
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed May 09, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 45
Views: 23573

Re: Your Favorite Question

For ten points each, give the following about a seemingly interchangeable group of Hollywood stars, the Chrises. In a 2017 appearance on this show, Chris Pine attempted to teach the audience of Studio 8H that he isn’t Chris Evans, Pratt, or Hemsworth with a song set to “Uptown Girls.” Meanwhile, Ka...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon May 07, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List of NSC (2018) Side Events
Replies: 22
Views: 13174

Re: List of NSC (2018) Side Events

Could you also add the human-computer question writing competition , Saturday night, details TBA? It's not a traditional side event, but it has cash (well, check actually) prizes and will only take an hour or so. Updated! IDK what you wanted to call it, or what questions you're running on, so I've ...
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun May 06, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FILM side event (for charity @ JED)
Replies: 7
Views: 6300

Re: FILM side event announcement

A thread for the NSC playtest is here: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=21234

The set is nearly done!
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun May 06, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List of NSC (2018) Side Events
Replies: 22
Views: 13174

Re: List of NSC (2018) Side Events

Just a subtle bump that the OP has been updated to show that FILM (Friday), Historature (Saturday), Soundtrack (Saturday) events are confirmed running, with links. Will continue to update if more come.
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FACTS, A CSW and TJ Housewrite/Packet Submission
Replies: 13
Views: 10805

Re: FACTS, A CSW and TJ Housewrite/Packet Submission

UlyssesInvictus wrote:Is there a DOCX version of these sets that could be uploaded to the archives?
I've received a link to the Google Drive, from which I downloaded the Word files. Thanks! This will be uploaded to QuizDB soon.
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 27494

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

aseem.keyal wrote:Uploaded a zip of the docx packets on the packet archive, it's currently pending.
Thank you!
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 102
Views: 55979

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

Oh yeah, it looks like these are pre-Augur questions. I'll mark it down and work on parsing the TeX at some point. Thank you for the update!
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 27494

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

Is there a Word version of these packets that could be uploaded? It appears that only PDFs were uploaded on the archives, and I'm not sure if the OphirStats version has the ability to export as Word files. (I suppose, since it's native text, I may be able to just copy/paste each page individually, b...
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 47173

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

Is there a Word/DOCX version of this set that could be uploaded? It appears that the .zip version uploaded only consists of PDFs as well. Assuming that the files were stored in a Google Drive folder as Google Docs, a compressed folder of Word files can easily be exported by selecting all the files i...
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FACTS, A CSW and TJ Housewrite/Packet Submission
Replies: 13
Views: 10805

Re: FACTS, A CSW and TJ Housewrite/Packet Submission

Is there a DOCX version of these sets that could be uploaded to the archives?
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 102
Views: 55979

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

CPiGuy wrote:Math Monstrosity got PDF-mangled, but the LaTeX files are also uploaded on the database -- would those work better?
Sorry, I'm woozy and misunderstanding context: do you mean I've uploaded mangled questions for MM to QuizDB, or whether you should upload LaTex packets for MM?
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 8259

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

Just to give me some idea of what to expect, here's a spreadsheet where you can "sign up:" https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing.

For now it's just a way to claim a spot: it will become a team formation spreadsheet if needed.
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 102
Views: 55979

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

tksaleija wrote:Just your weekly reminder:

M O X O N
Thanks -_-

Vacation time is coming up for me this week, so expect progress!
by UlyssesInvictus
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 102
Views: 55979

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

If possible, could you upload some MS and Novice HS sets? 2014 SCOP MS 5 2016 SCOP MS 7 2017 SCOP MS 8 2015 SCOP Novice 6 2016 SCOP Novice 7 2017 SCOP Novice 8 This website is a godsend and it's ok to keep these at lower priority. If you want any help formatting or anything, I have lots of spare ti...
by UlyssesInvictus
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 47173

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

"Oparin-Haldane", considering it's the pre-FTP clue for abiogenesis in multiple high school sets A brief note from the high school world to state that I don't think this is true and that writers should stop doing that if it is true. I found one case of it being pre-FTP for Miller-Urey in James Blai...
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament (HFT) XII is Available for Mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 7863

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament (HFT) XII is Available for Mirro

AGoodMan wrote:HFT has been posted to the packet archives. Thank you to everyone who mirrored this year. Barring any emergencies, the set will return next year as well.
[credits stinger]

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[fin]
by UlyssesInvictus
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Open: Organization
Replies: 27
Views: 11309

Re: Side Event Open: Organization

Given that FILM is a committed 10 packets, with a good amount of "canonical" academic content, I'd love to see it as one of the potential "centerpiece" events. Another idea is to try running a Sat/Sun combination academic tournament + many trash side events, though people might really want to just p...
by UlyssesInvictus
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 8259

FILM Playtesting/Side-Event at PACE NSC 2018

This is a short announcement for a playtesting/side-event of FILM , at the 2018 PACE NSC. FILM is a 10 round, tossup only set, with both trash and art film content. Most answerlines will be accessible at the strong high school level, but with question content at a college nationals difficulty level....
by UlyssesInvictus
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 102
Views: 55979

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

Are they any intentions to add the new released hs sets once summer comes around? Yep! I work on a Machiavellian love/fear of the community basis, though, so best way to get the sets you want uploaded is to post about specific ones here, and I'll do my best to upload those first :) Here's some: 201...
by UlyssesInvictus
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 102
Views: 55979

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

vinteuil wrote:
UlyssesInvictus wrote:I work on a Machiavellian love/fear of the community basis
moxon or pitchfork mob, your choice
:( I got halfway through last Sunday until midnight hit and I turned back into a pumpkin. (Or work called, your choice.)
by UlyssesInvictus
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 102
Views: 55979

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

tksaleija wrote:Are they any intentions to add the new released hs sets once summer comes around?
Yep! I work on a Machiavellian love/fear of the community basis, though, so best way to get the sets you want uploaded is to post about specific ones here, and I'll do my best to upload those first :)
by UlyssesInvictus
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 14052

Re: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT

UPDATE: I've been told that many people who want to play PACENSC are either playing or staffing ACRONYM, which I expected. Our tentative plan now is to run our event at around 9:00pm on Saturday. Hopefully that will significantly reduce conflicts. As for packet writing, we're making good progress. ...
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to make college quizbowl less insular
Replies: 22
Views: 9970

Re: How to make college quizbowl less insular

Thanks for saying that Erik, I definitely should have commented this is my personal experience, and I'm also wondering if people have felt similarly in their QB experiences. This could easily reflect more on me or the teams I've been part of then any general, or even common, QB experience.
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 50
Views: 20406

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

I do agree that new players will generally acclimate to what's presented as good to them, and it would be worth examining the issue more of how they might respond if the "standard" tournament (ACF) were to introduce powers. (And inversely, have responded to the fact that ACF does not have powers cur...
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to make college quizbowl less insular
Replies: 22
Views: 9970

Re: How to make college quizbowl less insular

On a different topic of thought, I'm also interested to hear how people might have dealt with insularity in other clubs/disciplines. What I'm wondering right now is if the problem isn't just that all "activities" are insular by default, and some are just very good at finding ways to inclusively work...
by UlyssesInvictus
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to make college quizbowl less insular
Replies: 22
Views: 9970

Re: How to make college quizbowl less insular

Such a response has not been garnered by Conor's, my own, and others' completely contradictory anecdotal accounts, which in the other thread were rightfully received with reticence for reason of their nature as particular reports. [...] I think at least why I liked Charles' story is [...] I'm inter...
by UlyssesInvictus
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FILM side event (for charity @ JED)
Replies: 7
Views: 6300

Re: FILM side event announcement

This is about 70% done, and I'm very excited with its current state!

Assuming all goes well, I'll be playtesting a "mini" version at NSC, using reduced rounds and likely using a shootout format.

It's still to be announced, but the main summer side event bonanza is the main target for this set.
by UlyssesInvictus
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: TDing Resources
Replies: 3
Views: 2269

Re: TDing Resources

As penance, and to build on this idea of learning from mistakes, I'd very much like to contribute to any effort to centralize TD information. Obviously, any proper centralization of information would require a lot of (basically) one person: - collecting that data, and organizing it - somewhat editor...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 165
Views: 96578

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Hi Mostafa: I'd like to talk about possibly taking over management of Neg 5 for you. I can't promise that I'll devote time every weekend (or even any weekends) into outright implementing new features, but that I will occasionally look over any PRs from forks, as well as do general maintenance to mak...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 9083

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018

To reiterate before saying anything else, any opinions here are solely my own, and have nothing to do with the Harvard team. First, to Sam, I do think you're being a little unfair with regard to Neg5. I remember using paper scoresheets for years before Neg5, and there was just a great a chance with ...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 9083

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018

I haven't been reading the forums for a day, but now that I have, I'm pretty sure I'm at least one of the people in question that acted rudely to Max. I want to go ahead and apologize for this, because there's really no reason for me to have behaved the way I did. The only excuses I can make are tha...
by UlyssesInvictus
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: Quizbowl Needs a Scheduling Committee
Replies: 50
Views: 21741

Re: Quizbowl Needs a Scheduling Committee

Instead of fees, how do people feel about a "commitment" to staff a tournament? Right now, in the Northeast at least, there's a lot of under-the-table horse trading to figure out who has to host what. Some regularized "you staff this, we staff this" system would simultaneously act as a quid pro quo ...