Civility

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Civility is the act of agreeing with or, at least, passively assenting to, terrible ideas about Quiz Bowl. It should not be confused with the non-quizbowl use of the term, which refers to interacting with all other people in an even-handed manner, and has nothing to do with what proponents of civility in quizbowl actually want to see.

Approximately 100% of people who want to see more civility in online discussion of quizbowl make sure to voice their concerns when College Bowl or the National Academic Championship are being targeted. These self-appointed discussion police are strangely absent when ACF or other forms of good quizbowl are being attacked.

Things that are perfectly civil according to proponents of civility include: Claiming that the PACE NSC questions are "only for the top teams," barring high school quizbowl players from improving themselves, defaming high school quizbowl coaches for protesting bad questions in your tournament, fixing matches in your tournament, accusing any team that beats you of cheating, plagiarizing questions, lying to teams about the existence and cost of tournaments in competition with your own, attempting to sue quizbowl out of existence, establishing policies which treat white and black people differently, scheduling fake tournaments to compete with previously announced real tournaments in your region, and advancing fraudulent legal claims to establish a monopoly on quizbowl-like competition.

Things that are not civil according to proponents of civility include: questioning the legitimacy of the College Bowl national championship, asking whether moderators at a tournament should be cheering for teams that they are a part of in the tournament, discussing the NAQT distribution, asking non-quizbowl people to stop posting nonsense on the quizbowl board, saying that tournaments should not have fixed matches, explaining why bad questions are bad, calling policies which treat white and black people differently "racist," complaining about other people scheduling fake tournaments to compete with previously announced real tournaments in your region, and discussing quizbowl on the Internet in any way.