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by Aaron's Rod
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where Stats Go
Replies: 13
Views: 7015

Re: Where Stats Go

I could not agree more with this. The quizbowl community is incredibly blessed to have people who are willing to work on very useful projects for free, and for no particular organization, simply because they should be done. (I have Harry White's player search saved on my bookmarks bar and I use it f...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 26829

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

Hey everyone, We will be holding the event in room 146 of the Armory. We recommend people park at the main library. We will be aiming to start at 8:45 on both days so try to arrive at 8:15-8:30. Additionally, anyone who staffs, and brings a laptop, will be given a free entry to a side event for eac...
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 25
Views: 14623

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

thebluehawk1 wrote: Minnesota: No clue
Loses Jason Asher.
thebluehawk1 wrote:Northwestern: no Clue
Loses Greg Peterson.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WORLDSTAR
Replies: 27
Views: 13347

Re: WORLDSTAR

A discussion forum for this set has been created; if you've played, you can request access by going to User Control Panel > Usergroups.
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 11
Views: 10533

Re: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

List of Mirrors Online mirror (open): Discord, 09/22 Great Lakes: University of Michigan, 09/29 Mid-Atlantic: University of Maryland, 09/29 Lower Midwest: WUSTL, 10/06 Upper Midwest: University of Minnesota, 10/06 New England: Yale, 10/13 Canada: Carleton University, 10/13 Northwest: Boise State, 1...
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 11
Views: 10533

Re: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan wrote:Are there any updates on mirror sites of this tournament?
I've been contacted by and am contacting some sites--stay tuned!
Coach Jim wrote:Is there a confirmed DATE for this tournament?
We'd like to have an online mirror on September 22nd, with in-person mirrors starting on September 29th and afterwards.
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 26829

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

ThisIsMyUsername wrote:Since there is now time for it, if there is any interest in a one-room shootout of Imaginary Landscape No. 4, please let me know.
I would definitely staff this if people are interested!
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 4
Replies: 23
Views: 9569

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 4

CO Trash and IL 4 went Extremely Long and Incredibly Late (much like pre-Classical music in the lower room [thinking emoji]) but this set was an absolute blast to play. The set had something for everyone, and we had such an incredibly fun, energetic crowd; that is, we made hilarious faces and cursed...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes 2017-18
Replies: 2
Views: 3600

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes 2017-18

We have lots of membership changes to announce! Jasper Lee, Richard Yu, Nathan Weiser, Daniel Hothem, Chris Greenwood, and Max Schindler have resigned from PACE. We wish them the best in their future endeavors. This summer, PACE would like to welcome the following 19(!) new members: Ben Anthony Case...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 12356

Re: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread

tfw you write like 4 questions from NSC and one of them generates a lot of discussion Specifically for Psalms, there are no other Biblical texts that people would write music for, and it says so much while well within power. There is also Genesis, and yes people set like, all of the Bible to music) ...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 7913

Re: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conferenc

Cheynem wrote:Thanks for transcribing!
You're welcome!

I will not have a lot of time to transcribe for at least the next week and possibly the next few weeks. If anyone is impatient for it, they're welcome to transcribe the last 38 minutes; if not I'm happy to pick it back up the next time I'm able.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 7913

Re: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conferenc

Women in Quizbowl [8:15] Fred Morlan: Anyone else with anything on this subject? Okay, we'll go into the next one, which is, "How can we make quizbowl more appealing and inclusive to women in quizbowl?" Because I think that's been a big subject this past year, I think some progress has been made on...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 7913

Re: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conferenc

Players and Coaches Conference: Hour Two [0:00] Fred Morlan: This is the second hour of the David Riley Memorial Coaches' and Players' Conference. I'm Fred Morlan, your MC. We're going to start by having everyone introduce themselves, going from right to left this time. So, please give your name, y...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 7913

Re: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conferenc

Inclusivity Fred Morlan: Joe Bluth just rode by on a Segway because we can now transition to talking about how can quizbowl–I can't think of the right question, I'm just stumbling along here, very professional–one question is, somebody brought up, if quizbowl is too inclusive, and the specific stat...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 8912

Re: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference

Hello everyone! You can download this year's conference at the following links. Hour one (even though it's only half an hour due to a recording error) Hour two I hope everyone enjoyed this year's conference. As always, if you have any feedback, you can post here or email me at [email protected].com....
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 7913

Re: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conferenc

Transitioning from high school to college Fred Morlan: Hi, and welcome to "the first half hour" of the Coaches' Conference. [Laughter.] Due to a recording error, we lost the past thirty-seven minutes. Apologies, but if you really missed it, you would've been here. [Laughter.] Alex Damisch: Eric! [E...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 7913

TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference

As requested from the main thread . I tried to be as faithful as possible to what people said while still preserving readability, and I kept the sidebars because I thought they were funny. corrections should be submitted to me via private message or other means (i.e., preferably not on this thread)....
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2019 - Weekend of August 3rd
Replies: 98
Views: 55128

Re: Evanston Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Due to issues with the room reservation process at the University of Chicago, this tournament will instead be held at Northwestern University . :party: :party: :party: Tomate, Chicken Shack, here I come! :party: :party: :party: In all seriousness, if anyone wants food suggestions/needs any help wit...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 71225

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

In the spirit of full disclosure and ensuring all its customers are aware of the decision, will NAQT also be issuing this statement on its website or social media accounts? Perhaps this would also be an opportune time for NAQT to link to the misconduct reporting form (or either of the posts about i...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 8912

Re: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference

Hello everyone! You can download this year's conference at the following links. Hour one (even though it's only half an hour due to a recording error) Hour two I hope everyone enjoyed this year's conference. As always, if you have any feedback, you can post here or email me at [email protected].com....
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Mirroring Thread: List of Dates
Replies: 18
Views: 8194

Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: Preferred Weekend 6/23-24

Minnesota will be hosting their mirror on August 18. It's worth noting that this is a week after another open event at Illinois. Sorry, I never got back to this. Are you suggesting that these two events would be too close together? Maybe? I don't have a real job or anything, so it's tough to me to ...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Seeking New Member Nominations - June 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 1927

PACE Seeking New Member Nominations - June 2018

It's that time of year again, quizbowlers! The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is again seeking nominations for new members ! Nominations are due to secretary Michael Hundley at [email protected].org by Wednesday, June 20 at 11:59 PM Eastern time. PACE has many objectives, which inc...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How to be Better at Being an Ally
Replies: 11
Views: 10706

Re: How to be Better at Being an Ally

I really love Olivia's actionable tips about things allies can do. I'd like to expand upon it with some real-life experiences that I've had with quizbowlers where I was thankful for people using their male privilege for good (or just realizing they have it!), in hopes that they also serve as good ex...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!
Replies: 51
Views: 28516

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

Players, coaches, staffers, spectators, and others are encouraged to fill out our survey about 2018 PACE NSC:
http://tinyurl.com/nscsurvey2018
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!
Replies: 51
Views: 28516

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

Wayzata G (Tora Husar, Clark Smith, Max Shatan, Fred Zhang) beat Insular Back-Biting (William Golden, Jack Lewis, Alex Schmidt, Jeffrey Qiu) in the All-Star Game with a very normal score of 100-72.
by Aaron's Rod
Thu May 31, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Keep the Faith
Replies: 4
Views: 4291

Keep the Faith

Man, is anyone else having the week that I'm having? Taking off PACE/ACF/what-have-you affiliations to talk here, except maybe as a reporting form person... I am heartened by the extremely robust community response in the past 24 hours to the Matt Bruce situation. (Extra warm thank yous to those of ...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed May 30, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 71225

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Hi, everybody. Good to see you here. Thank you for posting this. Do you have a ballpark timeline for this process that you could announce? According to the text of NAQT's bylaws, up to 90 days is allowed for final resolution. NAQT's officers would prefer as rapid a resolution as possible. Thank you ...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon May 28, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Mirroring Thread: List of Dates
Replies: 18
Views: 8194

Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: Preferred Weekend 6/23-24

AKKOLADE wrote:Minnesota will be hosting their mirror on August 18.
It's worth noting that this is a week after another open event at Illinois.
by Aaron's Rod
Fri May 25, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form Now Live
Replies: 0
Views: 16446

Misconduct Reporting Form Now Live

PACE, NAQT, and ACF would like to announce that the misconduct reporting form is live here . NHBB is excited about the prospect of joining the misconduct task force, but is still in the process of hammering out legal details with their lawyer. I have edited their contact info out of the original pos...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu May 17, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 11
Views: 12194

Re: Misconduct Reporting Form

This is wonderful to see, and I'm very thankful you chose to release some of this info for those of us who were anxious for it. I do have one question. While this lineup of folks is fantastic and trustworthy, what would be an appropriate way in the future if one needed to report misconduct ABOUT so...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu May 17, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 11
Views: 12194

Misconduct Reporting Form

I have received a lot of questions about what exactly the joint quizbowl organizations have been working on. Although we are not entirely ready to roll out the project itself, it seems that quizbowlers are understandably anxious to know what the project will be. On behalf of a joint effort among PAC...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue May 15, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 17038

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

If someone is reported for misconduct at NSC, are they still able to participate in or staff ACF, NAQT, NHBB, and various collegiate and high school regular-season events? Representatives of PACE and NAQT have been in talks about this very issue for a couple of months now, but we've been spread thi...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon May 14, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 26829

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

Would anyone be opposed to this event being pushed back to August 18th? Seems that may accommodate some people busy the weekend of the 11th, but if this adversely affects more people, I'd be against doing so. Perhaps a Google poll where people could indicate their likeliness to come on each date wo...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu May 10, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Open: Organization
Replies: 27
Views: 11292

Re: Side Event Open: Organization

I will travel to UIUC in August, but I imagine that there won't be a ton of other people there from Michigan--especially Metro Detroit-- at this event. For people who are cagey about driving to Champaign-Urbana outright, I want to preemptively note that we could hopefully get several carpools from ...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue May 01, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Question Security and You
Replies: 2
Views: 2076

Re: Question Security and You

I'm really glad somebody's brought this up. This has been a huge problem on the Discord in particular. People should be more responsible about not revealing unclear content, but to a certain extent I understand why this is happening--it's currently difficult to keep track of whether a set is clear o...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue May 01, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: QBNotify: An email notification system for tournaments
Replies: 17
Views: 12593

Re: QBNotify: A email notification system for tournaments

1. This rocks and you rock. (And you were very kind to mention me!) It's one thing to have an idea about a useful quizbowl technology, it's another thing altogether to bite the bullet and put it together. The world needs more Matt Mitchells. 2. This obviously only works well if tournament hosts put ...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 52
Views: 30366

Re: Players Choice Awards

Upset of the Year (submitted as the "Liberty defeats Penn" award): awarded to the team that pulled off the most notable upset of the year. Examples from last year would include McGill taking a top bracket spot from Columbia at ICT or Northwestern making a run to the ICT finals. If this is included,...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Public discourse, on the forums and elsewhere
Replies: 17
Views: 7313

Re: Public discourse, on the forums and elsewhere

People have brought up really good questions here, and I appreciate that people are willing to ask meaningful questions instead of blithely agreeing and not changing their behavior. I specifically (perhaps glaringly) didn't touch on harassment or general vitriol in non-public media. This is of cours...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Public discourse, on the forums and elsewhere
Replies: 17
Views: 7313

Public discourse, on the forums and elsewhere

I am really unhappy with how some people in the collegiate/open community act towards each other, especially on the forums and sometimes on the Discord. After several instances of privately getting people to modulate their public behavior-–sometimes successfully-–I’m finally pissed-off about it enou...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!
Replies: 51
Views: 28516

Re: 2018 PACE NSC: June 2-3, Reston

The tournament format for the 2018 NSC will be the same as last year. A full description of that format is available here (PDF).
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 8488

Re: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion

I thought that the ideas that a) you could get away with Saturday leftovers for Sunday breakfast, and b) the tournament would finish so early on Sunday that you wouldn't have to feed staffers were both wildly unrealistic expectations. I don't necessarily mind having to get my own food, but I do mind...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 61
Views: 24573

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

Sima Guang Hater wrote: 2 Data Science/Stats/Applied Math
hell yeah
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: "I'm sorry, I can't accept that."
Replies: 12
Views: 8833

Re: "I'm sorry, I can't accept that."

The worse instance I ever saw was my player getting awarded the points on a bonus part, and THEN... moments later, the moderator backing up and reconsidering, then asking my player to "SPELL IT." This was a science bonus at sectional championship match, where the answer line was "otoscope." Points ...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2018 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship
Replies: 3
Views: 5437

Re: 2018 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship

PACE is delighted to announce that Catherine Qian is the winner of the 2018 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship. Catherine is a senior at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School (Richmond, VA). Catherine will be attending the University of Pennsylvania next fall as part of the Huntsman Program in In...
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Historature at ICT
Replies: 33
Views: 12691

Re: Historature at ICT

Will there be a discussion thread set up for this?
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: a completely innocuous ict/nats prediction thread
Replies: 14
Views: 6214

Re: a completely innocuous ict/nats prediction thread

10. Oklahoma (UG) 11. Missouri 12. WUSTL A Take that, Itamar/Charles. https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/game.jsp?game_id=748236 I honestly think your teams are better than ours, but since we're on the subject of last year's ICT... https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/game.jsp?game_id=748252 ht...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2018 Rules Changes
Replies: 5
Views: 3518

PACE NSC 2018 Rules Changes

Effective April 4, 2018, PACE has made a few important changes in our ruleset. PACE's current gameplay and eligibility rules are available here . The two rules changes are in the gameplay rules, sections H.3 ("Protests") and I.5 ("Ethics and Conduct"). In short: Protests concerning a tossup or bonus...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers
Replies: 20
Views: 7089

Re: ACF and Powers

Sima Guang Hater wrote:I support this proposal, at the very least for fall and possibly regionals.
Small side note: Since Regs potentially qualifies you for Nats, I imagine that philosophically the format of Regs should be as similar to Nats as possible.
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)
Replies: 27
Views: 17015

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)

I'm graduating in June. I'm hoping to spend most of the summer "on sabbatical" as a semi-itinerant ne'er-do-well. Unless something comes completely out of left field with my SO, I'll be doing government work in Chicago after that. I hope to continue staffing and occasionally playing side events (bad...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Side Events at PACE NSC
Replies: 2
Views: 5714

Re: Side Events at PACE NSC

Does "the side event must conclude by 11 PM" refer to all side events, or just those conducted using (any number of) PACE provided rooms? It refers to rooms provided by PACE. We can't stop people from continuing to play events past that time in other rooms, although in the interests of the quality ...