Talk:Bad quizbowl

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I would love to see someone who was around in the early 2000s cover the Format Wars in more detail since there's a lot of useful responses (although they may need to be toned-down a bit) to various bad quizbowl arguments on the forums that, sadly, still are relevant today in many areas. -Chris C.

I can try it at some point, though the phrase "Format Wars" is something I always associated with CBI vs ACF. There were certainly other wars over formats, but I don't think they were called Format Wars. The biggest arguments at the high school level have been over whether tossups should be pyramidal and whether people who write horrible questions should be rehired. There have also been significant arguments over the distribution and bonus formats, and there have also been arguments over things like speed rounds and worksheet rounds. I am including the math argument as part of the distribution argument, though that can be thought of as a separate issue. David Reinstein (talk) 19:06, 5 May 2020 (CDT)