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by Aaron's Rod
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 WORKSHOP at NC State [CANCELLED]
Replies: 2
Views: 785

Re: 2020 WORKSHOP at NC State

This tournament has been cancelled due to a lack of interest.
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT Side Events
Replies: 19
Views: 2890

Re: ICT Side Events

It's Drew wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:26 pm
Purdue is writing MVP with the intentions of having it ready by ICT. Packet is still heavily under development, but that could be another option.
yes please
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 2367

Re: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion

I'm glad this is being discussed, and particularly grateful for Jonah's input. I think the bigger factor is, as others have noted, the moderator hesitancy. Negging people after two seconds, especially without the clock, just "seems wrong" to many people. There was at least one instance where I was t...
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP
Replies: 17
Views: 6910

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP

Are there any plans for a collegiate mirror of this set in the Northeast/upper Mid-Atlantic (the NYU mirror being high-school-only, which one might also regard as a questionable decision but nevermind that)? Brown is interested in hosting in May, but is waiting to confirm until after their Terrapin...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP
Replies: 17
Views: 6910

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP

Are there any plans for a collegiate mirror of this set in the Northeast/upper Mid-Atlantic (the NYU mirror being high-school-only, which one might also regard as a questionable decision but nevermind that)? Brown is interested in hosting in May, but is waiting to confirm until after their Terrapin...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin Open @ UMD (2/22/2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 2975

Re: Terrapin Open @ UMD (2/22/2020)

Do you anticipate running any side events on Sunday?
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 11
Views: 12284

Re: Misconduct Reporting Form

Jason Russell has stepped aside as an IAC representative to the misconduct form. We thank him for his time and effort. Today I updated the [email protected] address to change access to the form. We look forward to working with Brad Fischer as an IAC representative to the misconduct form.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 42
Views: 9277

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

Just want to add that if TO announced February 22nd as their preferred date, then they should make every effort to host their (especially flagship) mirrors on that date, given how incredibly crowded the spring schedule is this year.
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019
Replies: 11
Views: 4155

Re: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019

I just wanted to bump this for people to update their contact information. Please fill in especially new clubs and teams that might have played ACF Fall this year! I am not sure if anyone is willing and able to verify the contact information of teams on this list, but I feel lists like this are ver...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Experience Survey - Preliminary Collegiate Results
Replies: 0
Views: 929

2019 ACF Fall Experience Survey - Preliminary Collegiate Results

The 2019 ACF Fall Experience Survey was in 5 parts: Background, Logistics, Tournament Experience, Your Team, and Other Tournaments. Participants got to choose what order they took the survey in and how many sections to fill out, so the number of responses per section will vary (and in a couple of ca...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Ohio Trash / HF trash?
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

Re: Ohio Trash / HF trash?

BobGHHS wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:57 am
I haven't talked to him about a mirror at HF yet
I have. He said he hoped to finalize the details within the next week or so.
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 4472

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

Cabrini Green is not in Bronzeville. Probably I'd say it's on the Near North Side; the Latin School of Chicago coach said it was in Old Town.

The bonus clue that mentioned the connection between the words "Adonis" and "Adonai" was super cool!
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Should Baby Seals Smile While Being Clubbed? Or: Why Should Newer Teams Stick Around College Quizbowl?
Replies: 14
Views: 5081

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

Some sort of "Welcome to Your First Tournament" guide (that perhaps could be personalized, depending on the tournament) would be great--we could also potentially avoid some of the frustrating ex post facto posts that pop up, both from the new teams and teams aggrieved at their behavior. I would enc...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 13890

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

There are still 9 days until we'd like to have all of our bids in, and while I'd love more bids from any region, I am particularly seeking those from the following regions: Northeast (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut) Lower Mid-Atlantic (Maryland, District of C...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Spite the Box: A College/Open Meta Packet from ~2015-Present for the Terminally Online
Replies: 3
Views: 3627

Re: Spite the Box: A College/Open Meta Packet from ~2015-Present for the Terminally Online

Matthew Siff won the first reading. Reading 1 Matthew Siff 1/0 30 bonus points, 40 Chandler 1/1 30 bonus points, 35 Conor Thompson 1/1 20 bonus points, 25 William Golden 1/1, 20 bonus points, 25 Eric Wolsberg 1/1 20 bonus points, 25 Cody Voight 1/2 20 bonus points, 20 Matt Mitchell 1/0 10 bonus poin...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Spite the Box: A College/Open Meta Packet from ~2015-Present for the Terminally Online
Replies: 3
Views: 3627

Re: Spite the Box: A College/Open Meta Packet from ~2015-Present for the Terminally Online

Several people have told me that announcing a packet 5 hours before its reading "doesn't work for them" (?), so if you want to hear it sometime this week you can fill this out too. I'm happy to read it multiple times.
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Spite the Box: A College/Open Meta Packet from ~2015-Present for the Terminally Online
Replies: 3
Views: 3627

Spite the Box: A College/Open Meta Packet from ~2015-Present for the Terminally Online

Exactly what it says on the tin--I wrote a college/open meta packet over the summer. I read it after CO to quite a lot of people, but not everybody who might like to hear it did. I will be reading it tonight (October 21st) on Discord at 8 PM Central . There are 10 tossups and 9 bonuses. There is a 9...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 11
Views: 12284

Re: Misconduct Reporting Form

We've added an additional, required question to the end of the misconduct form: When responding to complaints, we want to make sure that both parties have an opportunity to express their understanding of events. One of the organizations may contact the person in question to notify them that a compla...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IL5 Online Mirror
Replies: 5
Views: 1788

Re: IL5 Online Mirror

Hoping for early on because I leave town on the 23rd.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 12822

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

I've split the discussion of packet-submission at 2019 ACF Fall to a Collegiate Discussion thread.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 7425

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

Not everyone gets a lot better at quizbowl in college, nor is everyone interested in actively trying to get better or writing questions! Some solid to good high school players, for whom high school tournaments are appropriate, get worse in college. Others stay the same or improve at some areas and ...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 7335

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Stats for Scattergories 3 are now up . Despite taking two losses in the prelims to teams that did not make the top bracket, Du mußt dein Negging ändern (Jordan Brownstein, Will Alston, Rahul Keyal, JinAh Kim) made the top pool and swept the playoffs to finish the tournament 8-2. In the last round of...
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 7335

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

2:15 in your game rooms, please!
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 7335

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Schedules are at https://tinyurl.com/scattergories3. The tacos are in 2415, which is also where we'll be for rebracketing. Please pay! $10 for the tournament, $10 for tacos, which are pre-order only.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 7335

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

In the interest of keeping things moving smoothly this weekend, please fill out this lunch order form if you're attending the tournament and want to have tacos. The goal is to keep lunch as short as reasonable so we can move on to Scattergories quickly and make sure people aren't missing flights. P...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 7335

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Having contacted a few more teams privately and heard no objections, the format will indeed be 7 RR/7 RR into 4 RR/4 RR/3x3 crossovers. Blessed Be The Tie That Binds.

The field is now closed.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 7335

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

but once you have a team please email me with "Scattergories" in the subject line to actually register. Please do this, if you have not already! There are 10 packets and will be around 14 teams, which makes scheduling tricky. I'm open to commentary on the schedule, depending on peoples' preferences...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 19923

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Thank you John for the write-up! In addition, according to the Cambridge Open stats , the team 3 Four Men In A Boat (John Lawrence, Andrew Wang, Jakob Myers [4 games played, due to transportation] and Mike Sorice [2 games played, due to injury]) cleared the field, defeating Chandrew Smith (Chris Ra...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 19923

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Thank you John for the write-up! In addition, according to the Cambridge Open stats , the team 3 Four Men In A Boat (John Lawrence, Andrew Wang, Jakob Myers [4 games played, due to transportation] and Mike Sorice [2 games played, due to injury] ) cleared the field, defeating Chandrew Smith (Chris Ra...
by Aaron's Rod
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 19923

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Mike Etzkorn wants to start MUSES at 4, so please be back from lunch before then.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Does every quizbowl organization need its own blog?
Replies: 9
Views: 5466

Re: Does every quizbowl organization need its own blog?

I don't think it would be expensive or a lot of work to just aggregate the social media feeds of various quizbowl organizations, and display the results on a page. As you say, you could find something that would allow you to manually add tags for posts you'd like to feature. But it sounds like you m...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 5405

Re: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines

Since we have indeed made further tweaks to the hosting guidelines , we are, as promised, noting them down here. With regard to your question above, we have determined that if a host fails to properly award an Undergraduate or DII title, we will handle bids on a case-by-case basis. Other major chang...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Gender in QuizDB Sets
Replies: 4
Views: 4696

Re: Gender in QuizDB Sets

This is really cool! Thanks for sharing! A couple of ideas for extensions or next steps, should you be interested in continuing to work on this project: Note: I ran all the verbs through a stemmer, which for example will reduce playing, plays, and played to just "play." Some of the words have been c...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards
Replies: 23
Views: 10422

Re: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards

Thank you to whoever wrote me such a kind citation! (Would love to know who you are, if you want to drop me a line?) However, I was not an active collegiate player in 2018-2019. I guess you can vote for questions from open sets, but in the spirit of the awards, people should vote for someone who was...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP
Replies: 17
Views: 6910

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP

Mirrors Stanford (02/22) Southern California (02/23) UT-Austin (02/29) Georgia (02/29) Michigan State (02/29) NCSU (02/29) Cancelled Team Illinois tryouts (HS) (03/01) Toronto (03/07) Online (closed) (03/07) Swarthmore (03/21) Cancelled Minnesota (03/21) Cancelled UCF (03/28) NYU (HS) (05/02) Cance...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 5405

Re: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines

Is ACF planning on making changes to their Regionals hosting guidelines to spell out more clearly what happens when an error by a Regionals host causes ACF to have to issue extra Nationals bids (for example, by failing to play off a tie between two undergraduate teams)? Great question! There may be...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards
Replies: 23
Views: 10422

Re: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards

I'd like to present the following games as potential candidates for upset of the year: Thank you, Kevin, your post is fantastic. ACF Nationals: Stanford A 325 - Columbia A 165 Speaks for itself really - tbh this should probably win. (7-9) vs (14-3). This is almost certainly It, but one more weird A...
by Aaron's Rod
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 10870

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Yikes.

(Any of you who have the means should just come to Illinois. If you can find your way to Chicago, you can probably get a ride. And it's not hard for them to get rooms.)
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 7335

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Aaron's Rod wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:51 am
I'd love for this to not be the first event of the day on Sunday, because of reasons, although that shouldn't be the top scheduling priority.
Will Alston has graciously agreed to put Age of Empires on Sunday morning, so this will be after that.
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: NSC 2019 All-Star Game
Replies: 7
Views: 4799

Re: NSC 2019 All-Star Game

Looks like 9:30 Central tonight is the winner. Looking forward to it!
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: NSC 2019 All-Star Game
Replies: 7
Views: 4799

Re: NSC 2019 All-Star Game

Question: if someone attended the all-star game but wanted to "come to" the discord to listen, say, just to see how other people do on the pack and because it was a good time, would that be allowed? As a mod of the QB discord: stuff like this is totally fine! Yeah, as far as I know this is always o...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: NSC 2019 All-Star Game
Replies: 7
Views: 4799

NSC 2019 All-Star Game

I would like to do a reading of the NSC 2019 All-Star Game packet on Discord. The All-Star Game was generously sponsored by Ian Drayer. Please vote in the poll for the most optimal time. The poll should be up for 24 hours, so check back tomorrow. I would be happy to read this again on a different da...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: High School Quizbowl and You
Replies: 4
Views: 5619

Re: High School Quizbowl and You

While it’s fun to get to see those who you otherwise only see at collegiate nats in a significantly lower pressure environment, (staffing vs playing), I have trouble putting into words how inappropriate I find openly drinking in front of high schoolers at the side events which take place at these n...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri May 31, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 19923

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Once they select the events, it would be cool if someone from Illinois could set up a doc with a spreadsheet for each event, so people could make themselves available for team forming, free agents, etc.
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC Online 5/4 (Small Field / Trad. Open Audience)
Replies: 9
Views: 3068

Re: ILLIAC Online 5/4 (Small Field / Trad. Open Audience)

May I ask why this is happening on May 4th, when May 18/19 (which would not conflict with an NCT) had more votes in the date poll than every other option combined?
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 7335

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

By the way, has it been announced yet when on Sunday this will happen? If not, my preference is for it to be the first event on Sunday. I do not believe that we have figured out time slots on Sunday. I've asked Chris to update the CO announcement post to mention which side events have been approved...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 7335

Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

I am pleased to announce the "Chicago" Open mirror of Scattergories 3 on Sunday afternoon, August 4, 2019. Much like Chicago Open itself, this will be at Northwestern University. Will Nediger can't make it, so you're all stuck with me instead. There will be whimsy, and there will be humanities, and ...