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by Rather Wild Indeed
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 14114

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

If I recall correctly, the answerline of French Resistance was repeated in two games which I played, was this intentional?
by Rather Wild Indeed
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2018)
Replies: 29
Views: 9638

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2018)

I am going to Case Western and I definitely plan on playing in some capacity.
by Rather Wild Indeed
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2018 Rules Changes
Replies: 5
Views: 1968

Re: PACE NSC 2018 Rules Changes

Geriatric trauma wrote:
Cheynem wrote:Sorry if this is obvious, but does this mean you can file a protest on something in the first half after the game is over?
Yes, but only within a minute of the end of the game.
Is this limited to content protests or procedural protests as well?
by Rather Wild Indeed
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Studying History and Art
Replies: 5
Views: 2413

Re: Studying History and Art

I'm kinda interested, how much do you guys study per day? On normal days I study probably around 1-2 hours, but on days before tournaments, I study around 3-4. I really enjoy history so even if I'm not studying exclusively for quiz bowl by reading packets etc., I'm reading some book that helps me g...
by Rather Wild Indeed
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 13605

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

Note to moderators: let people have fun playing quiz bowl and encourage their teammates as long as it doesn't get into gloat-y territory. As long as they're not hurting anything or impeding the timely progress of the tournament (which Rishik's team clearly wasn't), don't do any of this. Neither you...
by Rather Wild Indeed
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 13605

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

A lot of responses on this thread seem to indicate that a large portion of players who are very involved in quiz bowl circuits think that toxicity comes from other quiz bowl players, but this has not been my experience at all. This is likely because the quiz bowl community is centered around the Ill...
by Rather Wild Indeed
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-168
Replies: 13
Views: 4310

Re: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-1

Full field update barring any drops or an unexpected expansion: Varsity will be split into two preliminary brackets of 8, which I will post publicly the week before the tournament so that coaches may let me know if they believe I've made an egregious error. After preliminary rounds (and lunch), tea...
by Rather Wild Indeed
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Gimmicky Tossups
Replies: 6
Views: 4100

Re: Gimmicky Tossups

I played in a tournament at Virginia Tech a few years ago where we had a packet of "Before and After" questions, like the category on Wheel of Fortune For example: Straight Outta Compton Scattering, The Beverly Hill-Billy Joe Armstrong, Bruce Wayne Brady, etc The idea is that you write the question...
by Rather Wild Indeed
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: On the Predictive Value of HSQBRank + the Poll
Replies: 17
Views: 4264

Re: On the Predictive Value of HSQBRank + the Poll

- While I thought, at first, that the poll should be anonymous, I now agree with Gabe that people should be willing to stand by their votes. I was taken to task on FB last year by a player who thought I didn't vote his team high enough, but I shared my reasoning with him... and we both survived the...
by Rather Wild Indeed
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 10752

Re: Alabama 2017-2018

AKKOLADE wrote:
quizbowllee wrote:SMART III: The SMART Knight Rises at West Point will officially be on Sept. 30.
Is it true this set didn't have any fine arts in it at all?
There was a singular fine arts question on the *redacted* but that's it.

Post scrubbed of unclear content- Mgmt.
by Rather Wild Indeed
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Flashcard Resources
Replies: 22
Views: 5411

Re: Flashcard Resources

Does anyone get this error when importing? An error occurred in an add-on. Please post on the add-on forum: https://anki.tenderapp.com/discussions/add-ons Traceback (most recent call last): File "aqt\main.py", line 764, in onImport File "aqt\importing.py", line 272, in onImport File "aqt\importing.p...
by Rather Wild Indeed
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 92
Views: 28798

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

I wrote a little script that takes the json output from QuizDB bonuses and imports them into Anki (so long as you use the Anki Json Importer plugin available at https://github.com/fxxing/anki-json-importer). If anyone's interested i can get this converted into something consumable. That would be an...
by Rather Wild Indeed
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New Alabama Quiz Bowl Team
Replies: 2
Views: 2043

Re: New Alabama Quiz Bowl Team

http://home.hiwaay.net/~asca/invitationals.html Here is the tourney list on the official ASCA website, this will include tournaments which don't run on NAQT questions (NAQT is the biggest provider of quiz bowl questions). The SMART III tournament (about 3 hours away from you) appears to have a larg...
by Rather Wild Indeed
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: New site for practice with quiz generator
Replies: 7
Views: 3004

Re: New site for practice with quiz generator

the return of AHAN wrote:Give me one Betmay on the under. Too much value to pass. Kind of like if someone offer 10,000 to 1 on McGregor (vs. Mayweather). Kind of have to throw something on that. You know?
I'm just going to point out that you did lose that 1.
by Rather Wild Indeed
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: New site for practice with quiz generator
Replies: 7
Views: 3004

Re: New site for practice with quiz generator

This is almost useless unless you want to study for NAC. People playing actually pyramidal quiz bowl will not benefit from knowing "In what decade did Josef Stalin die?"
by Rather Wild Indeed
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 39457

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

If you don't mind me asking, what was the most powered and most negged question?
by Rather Wild Indeed
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 39457

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

What was the conversion on the Peron tossup in the second playoff round? I feel like every team that made it that far should have powered that one.
by Rather Wild Indeed
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read
Replies: 37
Views: 15318

Re: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read

Great Expectations, on the other hand, is not so great. Can confirm, horrible book, probably the worst I've had to read for school. It's really long and slow-moving. I thought Great Expectations was alright. I definitely needed some time to really think about it before I understood it. I guess I ca...
by Rather Wild Indeed
Fri May 26, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: An update on the state of the Discord
Replies: 2
Views: 2585

Re: An update on the state of the Discord

Is this discord intended for college players only or are there plans to integrate high school players into this?
by Rather Wild Indeed
Fri May 12, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27813

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Nationals is almost here! With that comes another player poll. https://goo.gl/forms/jaASKxzLW7L6CDkc2 Please rank teams in the region and not just the state so these results will be actually useful when they are compiled later.
by Rather Wild Indeed
Wed May 10, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Great Quizometrical Survey
Replies: 37
Views: 14494

Re: Great Quizometrical Survey

I'm down for a round two if you want me back.
by Rather Wild Indeed
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Great Quizometrical Survey
Replies: 37
Views: 14494

Re: Great Quizometrical Survey

I noticed that no Louisiana teams got votes in here, which isn't surprising because the circuit there is pretty insular (though some Texan teams have started coming to our tournaments). Jesuit A and ESA A (I know, I'm biased) are pretty good teams. Unlike Florida, I don't think LA should get its ow...
by Rather Wild Indeed
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2016-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 27813

Re: Alabama 2016-2017

Yep, I'm a little late on the ball.

https://goo.gl/forms/KbIOEnQyt7lfx2OY2

This is the ballot that I am using for the Alabama area. Anyone who is a current or recently graduated player is welcome to fill it out.
by Rather Wild Indeed
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 64
Views: 23881

Re: Midseason Poll

I don't like free time so sign me up too!