[REDACTED] - A Conspiracy Theory Side Event

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[REDACTED] - A Conspiracy Theory Side Event

Post by ErikC » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:39 pm

I am pleased to announce that the packets written for the guerrilla conspiracy themed side event [REDACTED] are now available on the packet archive. I have done some minor editing to remove repeats and make questions more clear, but overall the questions were fairly well written and are generally unchanged. I have repacketized the questions to balance subject matter and difficulty, but some packets will tougher than others.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the tournament. Because of the positive reception and higher than anticipated level of participation I am considering a second side event of this kind.

Original announcement was made down the page here:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=18947
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Re: [REDACTED] - A Conspiracy Theory Side Event

Post by CPiGuy » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:14 pm

I don't see it on the archive...
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Re: [REDACTED] - A Conspiracy Theory Side Event

Post by Wynaut » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:30 pm

CPiGuy wrote:I don't see it on the archive...
It usually takes a while for them to show up after they're uploaded.
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Re: [REDACTED] - A Conspiracy Theory Side Event

Post by Mike Bentley » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:23 pm

Wynaut wrote:
CPiGuy wrote:I don't see it on the archive...
It usually takes a while for them to show up after they're uploaded.
Obviously it's the Illuminati who doesn't want this set to be published.
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Re: [REDACTED] - A Conspiracy Theory Side Event

Post by ErikC » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:52 pm

Wynaut wrote:
CPiGuy wrote:I don't see it on the archive...
It usually takes a while for them to show up after they're uploaded.
As a complete new person to this sort of thing I did not know this. It is there now.
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Re: [REDACTED] - A Conspiracy Theory Side Event

Post by Unicolored Jay » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:15 pm

Once packets are uploaded, it just requires admin approval before they're made public.
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Post by Steeve Ho You Fat » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:35 pm

These questions were at times iffy, but I had a lot of fun playing them and appreciate the efforts of the authors to shed light on some of the most important mysteries of our time.
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Post by Shashmaqam » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:27 pm

wow. This set was enjoyable despite no mention of Ted Cruz
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Post by mozzarella » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:39 pm

Played these, and they're an absolute hoot. Great questions!
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Re: [REDACTED] - A Conspiracy Theory Side Event

Post by Ike » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:26 am

This was pretty entertaining and hilarious! My personal favorite moment was being woned in teh face by the three-deep conspiracy tossup on "The Plan to retake D.C. from black people," which assumes you are a believer of the too deep conspiracy theory that D.C. is currently being run by black people. If I had two suggestions, it's to keep in mind some of these things aren't really conspiracy theories - like Deflategate - pretty sure that's a real thing, and to fill the set with more hilarious whimsy!
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Re: [REDACTED] - A Conspiracy Theory Side Event

Post by ErikC » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:22 pm

Shashmaqam wrote:wow. This set was enjoyable despite no mention of Ted Cruz
I think that everyone thought that someone would write about this so no one did.
Ike wrote:This was pretty entertaining and hilarious! My personal favorite moment was being woned in teh face by the three-deep conspiracy tossup on "The Plan to retake D.C. from black people," which assumes you are a believer of the too deep conspiracy theory that D.C. is currently being run by black people. If I had two suggestions, it's to keep in mind some of these things aren't really conspiracy theories - like Deflategate - pretty sure that's a real thing, and to fill the set with more hilarious whimsy!
I'm glad that a mirror of this tournament was enjoyed. Part of the goal was to have some questions written as if one was a true believer of the theory instead of in a mocking tone.

The intention was for the packets to include things that were initially thought to be conspiracies or scandals like deflategate even if they were proven.

The sequel to this event - tentiatively titled "Wake Up Sheeple" - will have an expanded scope to include pseudo-science and scandals that aren't exactly conspiracies.
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Re: [REDACTED] - A Conspiracy Theory Side Event

Post by Shashmaqam » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:12 pm

Please link me to the source about the Hawaiian dreadnoughts. I need to be woke on this history knowledge
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Re: [REDACTED] - A Conspiracy Theory Side Event

Post by sambrochin » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:26 pm

This was incredibly fun to read (I especially loved the "They are who we thought they were" question). I am disappointed that there was no Timecube question.
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Re: [REDACTED] - A Conspiracy Theory Side Event

Post by ErikC » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:04 pm

Shashmaqam wrote:Please link me to the source about the Hawaiian dreadnoughts. I need to be woke on this history knowledge
You will have to ask Patrick Liao because the sources have been deleted or disappeared.
sambrochin wrote:I am disappointed that there was no Timecube question.
Maybe next time.
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