Sandy, I understand that you might be having a lot of fun going on your anti-bad-quizbowl crusade, but your choice of target has made it more of a witch hunt.
Maybe Robin Richards should stop lying?
Might I ask which year's packet's you've actually read?
I believe all the ones that Dunbar has attended. Also if someone could post the past Brookwood sets online, I would be extremely happy to be proven wrong.
Could you quit begging the question and provide some support, please?
Sure, I'll repeat myself again. The house-written questions are no where close to being acceptable because they teach a player about the same amount of academic material as straight up speedcheck questions.
but more recent ones are, in fact, not.
Again, I wish someone could post the past Brookwood sets online so we could put an end this "Yes, they are" "No, they're not" argument.
So, if you believe that Brookwood is making an honest effort, why would you adopt an agressive tone in dealing with them and commenting on their questions?
They're making an honest effort in terms of the quantity of questions they're writing. But they're not making an honest effort in actually improving those questions.
Where in this thread does anyone even imply this argument?
You've never heard this argument where someone defends a traditional, but awful, tournament?
Look, you can continue to defend this tournament all you want if that's your prerogative. Keep in mind though: "The truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is." - Churchill
Edit: I will continue to strongly disagree with Rountree's second point until past Brookwood sets are posted online. If I'm right, well let's just hope this isn't the case. If I'm wrong, it'll be a glorious day for quizbowl in the South and I'll apologize profusely for speaking out of ignorance based solely on a faulty memory.