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by idek
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Proto
Replies: 15
Views: 6828

Re: Proto

here's your protobowl http://quinterest.org/quizbug.html Now that I realized that this doesn't work on an iPad, this is far superior to Protobowl. That... made no sense. I was referring to the QuizBug feature of Quinterest, which only seems to work on my laptop, as I need a space bar for it. Sorry ...
by idek
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Proto
Replies: 15
Views: 6828

Re: Proto

here's your protobowl http://quinterest.org/quizbug.html Now that I realized that this doesn't work on an iPad, this is far superior to Protobowl. That... made no sense. I was referring to the QuizBug feature of Quinterest, which only seems to work on my laptop, as I need a space bar for it. Sorry ...
by idek
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: New AMSQG announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 4628

Re: New AMSQG announcement

I'll preface this post by stating that my role in this project is only feedback based. I am not receiving, nor seeking, financial compensation for my work and as a result am not directly writing or editing any tossups but rather providing guidance to the writers and editors and keeping the answerli...
by idek
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: New AMSQG announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 4628

Re: New AMSQG announcement

...one of the main problems with middle school quizbowl was that the amount of answerlines that were tossed up were way too narrow. ... I think one of the things that Coach Dennis was trying to emphasize was that this statement is statistically *not* true for the vast majority of middle school team...
by idek
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: New AMSQG announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 4628

Re: New AMSQG announcement

...one of the main problems with middle school quizbowl was that the amount of answerlines that were tossed up were way too narrow. ... I think one of the things that Coach Dennis was trying to emphasize was that this statement is statistically *not* true for the vast majority of middle school team...
by idek
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Texas '17-'18
Replies: 6
Views: 3279

Texas '17-'18

The TQBA website is used for schedules and stuff, but I figured I'd make this thread more of a "use it if/when you need it" type thing (rankings, TI, miscellaneous stuff, etc).
by idek
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quiz bowl documentaries
Replies: 5
Views: 2652

Quiz bowl documentaries

Does anyone have some good documentaries on "quiz bowl" subjects? As an example, I really liked The Stanford Prison Experiement, and it gave me a lot of really good, quality, knowledge.
by idek
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Proto
Replies: 15
Views: 6828

Re: Proto

vinteuil wrote:here's your protobowl http://quinterest.org/quizbug.html
Now that I realized that this doesn't work on an iPad, this is far superior to Protobowl.
by idek
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Proto
Replies: 15
Views: 6828

Re: Proto

It hasn't worked for me either.
by idek
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Working with quiz bowl teammates
Replies: 19
Views: 5504

Re: Working with quiz bowl teammates

So back in my freshman year I started quiz Bowl when the year began in September. I was the only freshman. Majority was juniors and seniors. I was extremely intimidated with all the older kids. Nevertheless I stuck with it and now as I enter my junior year I'm president and captain. The problem is ...
by idek
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall mirrors for HS
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

Re: ACF Fall mirrors for HS

They just posted the announcement, check this out: This is the announcement for ACF Fall 2017. We are claiming the weekend of November 4, 2017 , for ACF Fall. Fees : Base fee: $135 Buzzer: -$5/functional system Staffers: -$10/staffer Shorthanded fee (teams of 1 or 2 players): $60 "New to Quizbowl" d...
by idek
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall mirrors for HS
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

Re: ACF Fall mirrors for HS

I don't believe info for ACF Fall is out yet, so ACF Fall mirrors in the South are still in question.

Edit: Speaking of which, where are the ACF Fall mirrors in TX usually held?
by idek
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: AMSQG Set (Novice/MS Level)
Replies: 2
Views: 2078

Re: AMSQG Set (Novice/MS Level)

I'd probably be willing to contribute a few literature/trash tossups if needed.
by idek
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest is down
Replies: 10
Views: 4435

Re: Quinterest is down

I guess the only option now is....Protobowl... If you just want to search for topics, aseemsdb (aseemsdb.me) is actually a modestly superior choice. (It's much less user friendly than Quinterest, but it actually has more questions archived.) Thanks! I've been trying to look for tossups for stuff on...
by idek
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest is down
Replies: 10
Views: 4435

Quinterest is down

I was wondering what the status on Quinterest is? The page tells me that the site has "stepped out". What does this entail?
by idek
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: A PSA on Posting Question Sets
Replies: 2
Views: 1761

Re: A PSA on Posting Question Sets

Thank you for this thread.
by idek
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited
Replies: 41
Views: 14025

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited

What can we do to repair this relationship? Well, let's see, USABB is: -Copying the NAC strategy of bribing the top teams to play worse competition and claim to be "national champions." -Running 14 TU matches (!!) and claiming it's just as legit as regular quizbowl (and charging basically the same)...
by idek
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 National Quizbowl Awards
Replies: 5
Views: 7098

Re: 2017 National Quizbowl Awards

Can we PM you our Provisional Writer applications?
by idek
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl in Nevada/Utah/New Mexico/Colorado/Nebraska/Wyoming
Replies: 17
Views: 7298

Re: Quizbowl in Nevada/Utah/New Mexico/Colorado/Nebraska/Wyo

I believe it's just LV, however, I'm not sure.
by idek
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl in Nevada/Utah/New Mexico/Colorado/Nebraska/Wyoming
Replies: 17
Views: 7298

Re: Quizbowl in Nevada/Utah/New Mexico/Colorado/Nebraska/Wyo

Nevada has a full league, as well as a consistently updated website: http://www.lvqba.org
by idek
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament
Replies: 20
Views: 7165

Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

I loved this show, and now there's this? I better learn how to use IRC. I finally have an excuse to binge watch this show!!!
by idek
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Coaching strategies
Replies: 2
Views: 1785

Coaching strategies

To all experienced MS coaches, My name is Vishal Sivamani, and I was an 8th grader for the Coppell West quiz bowl team. In wake of my graduation and the resignation of our coach prior to the 2017-2018 season, I have been appointed as the head coach of Coppell's middle school team. I am very, very ne...
by idek
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mississippi 2016-17
Replies: 9
Views: 4233

Re: Mississippi 2016-17

Is there a rough schedule set out for Mississippi in 2017-2018? We plan to attend a tournament in Mississippi with our team in the fall, so it would be cool to know so we can plan accordingly.
by idek
Thu May 25, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: USABB Nationals
Replies: 6
Views: 2705

Re: USABB Nationals - final call for players!

Is there an opening meeting to attend at USABB Nationals?
by idek
Wed May 24, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Making an impact at MSNCT...
Replies: 4
Views: 2139

Re: Making an impact at MSNCT...

Big Y wrote:Going from 5/27/7 to 26/45/19 in one year is an impressive amount of improvement.
I'm flattered, really! I just love quiz bowl a lot and love working hard to try and succeed! Thanks for all of the advice and help!
by idek
Wed May 24, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Making an impact at MSNCT...
Replies: 4
Views: 2139

Re: Making an impact at MSNCT...

Thanks a lot for your advice! We only went 5-3, but we were able to become much better than we were last year!
by idek
Mon May 22, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 10043

Re: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)

I had a last minute appointment that meant that I couldn't make it at MSNCT, hopefully the set's mirrored during the summer or something.
by idek
Wed May 17, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: The evolution of MSNCT
Replies: 12
Views: 4279

Re: The evolution of MSNCT

Speaking of brutal draws, I don't want to carp (our negging got us two deserved losses), but playing the T-21 Meyzeek team in Round 1 of the playoffs and the T-8 Smith team from Michigan in Round 2 (due to an upset loss against Mount Mourne in the previous round) has to make Coppell's short run one ...
by idek
Tue May 16, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: USABB Nationals
Replies: 6
Views: 2705

Re: USABB Nationals - final call for players!

Mr. Fischer,

Coppell has registered with a team. Do you know when an updated field list sill be available? Also, are the stats from USABB Regionals ready to be posted on the USABB site?
by idek
Wed May 10, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Great Quizometrical Survey
Replies: 37
Views: 16160

Re: Great Quizometrical Survey

Would anyone be interested in participating in one of these for middle schools? Yeah, this would be really cool to examine at the MS level. What regions do you think would make the most sense for the MS level? Probably the top areas first, California, Chicago, Georgia, Texas, the Tri-State area, an...
by idek
Tue May 09, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Leland Junior Challenge @ Leland HS (5/20; San Jose, CA)
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Re: Leland Junior Challenge @ Leland HS (5/20; San Jose, CA)

Just a quick reminder that MS-22 will have already been released by the playing of this tournament, but it's ultimately up to you to decide the logistics of that.
by idek
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Middlesex!
Replies: 25
Views: 11083

Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Middlesex!

The podcasts for the 2016 MSNCT state that they occurred in Dallas, but it occurred in Atlanta. Can we have that changed?
by idek
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Math Monstrosity at HSNCT and MSNCT
Replies: 24
Views: 8494

Re: Math Monstrosity at HSNCT and MSNCT

Sounds fun, I might go to the PACE a playing of Math Monstrosity, seeing as it doesn't conflict with USABB Nats.
by idek
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Great Quizometrical Survey
Replies: 37
Views: 16160

Re: Great Quizometrical Survey

Benjamin Knight wrote:Would anyone be interested in participating in one of these for middle schools?
Yeah, this would be really cool to examine at the MS level.
by idek
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: International Geography Bee
Replies: 4
Views: 2392

Re: International Geography Bee

If you qualify for the MS IGB in your 8th grade year, do you forfeit your eligibility for Worlds due to being a 9th grader in the year of competition?
by idek
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Elementary/MS editing help needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1332

Re: Elementary/MS editing help needed

Mr.Dzurick I'm only an 8th grader, but I think that I could definetly be of assistance in writing SAGES in the distribution areas of literature, mathematics, a bit of history, and philosophy(if you choose to add anything more than maybe a random Freud tossup in Round 5 or something). I've actually a...
by idek
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: (2018) HSNCT Side event: Hamilton
Replies: 10
Views: 6494

Re: (2018) HSNCT Side event: Hamilton

I'd be down for something like this in high school.
by idek
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Making an impact at MSNCT...
Replies: 4
Views: 2139

Making an impact at MSNCT...

Hey ya'll, I play for/captain the Coppell MS quiz bowl team, and we qualified for MSNCT early this season. Despite our ecstasy about this, however, we've been in need of some advice on how to be a real threat at MSNCT(6-2 or higher), as we were 3-5 last year at MSNCT (and finished #108) with a full ...