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by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Old Archived Packets Broken Links
Replies: 4
Views: 1279

Re: Old Archived Packets Broken Links

Whoops, sorry about that. Some file permissions were goofed during the server move.

The files are all still there and you should be able to download them again. Thanks for bringing this up!
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Rules and global announcements
Topic: Site Downtime: September 1, 2018 - And we're back!
Replies: 2
Views: 2968

Re: Site Downtime: September 1, 2018 - And we're back!

I wanted to take a moment to say thanks to those of you that have sent me some feedback so far. Based on this feedback, I've made a couple tweaks: 1) The "hsquizbowl.org" buzzer logo in the top-left was changed to redirect back to the database instead of the forum index. A couple of you noted that i...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Rules and global announcements
Topic: Site Downtime: September 1, 2018 - And we're back!
Replies: 2
Views: 2968

Re: Site Downtime: September 1, 2018 - And we're back!

Things are back up! In addition to a new server, the forums have been updated to the latest version of phpBB and I cleaned up some of the old style options that did not work correctly. The currently active theme uses responsive design and should work well both on traditional PCs and mobile devices. ...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Rules and global announcements
Topic: Site Downtime: September 1, 2018 - And we're back!
Replies: 2
Views: 2968

Site Downtime: September 1, 2018 - And we're back!

Saturday is going to be moving day for the Quizbowl Resource Center. While you're enjoying a long Labor Day weekend, this site - including the forums, the tournament database, and the packet archive - will be moving into some new digs. Thanks to PACE and a contribution from Microsoft, we'll be movin...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Rules and global announcements
Topic: Email Backlog
Replies: 0
Views: 1036

Email Backlog

I just cleared up an issue with the server that was preventing emails from being sent out by the server. It's going through the queue and processing the last several days' worth of backlog now - some of you may be seeing a glut of emails in the next few minutes/hours. Apologies in advance for the in...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Recognizing people in organizational roles
Replies: 4
Views: 2049

Re: Recognizing people in organizational roles

Jeffrey Hill also deserves a tremendous amount of recognition for the work he's done updating this website over the past several years. He developed the original stats hosting framework for good own site, and then developed and implemented that and packet hosting here. This site has been a resource ...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Thu May 17, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2018)
Replies: 29
Views: 9642

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

KelinC625 wrote:I'm going to Wofford College. I'm pretty sure they have a team, but I'm not very informed on the state of their quizbowl program.
They hosted a tournament just last month.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Fri May 11, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: QBNotify: An email notification system for tournaments
Replies: 17
Views: 5356

Re: QBNotify: A email notification system for tournaments

Aaron's Rod wrote:3. I know embarrassingly little about how the hsquizbowl sites are maintained--is it possible to get a link to this put on the DB website, even if it's just in small print next to "more search options"?
I'll see what I can do about this.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 36061

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

With the information Fred has provided to me, we have been able to link at least one of the addresses involved to someone who is registered here. I won't speak further about that at this time, but I would encourage the guilty person(s) to step forward and accept responsibility for their actions soon...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Fri May 29, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Running a Middle School Tournament
Replies: 1
Views: 1488

Re: Running a Middle School Tournament

So, our varsity teams are wondering if we can run a middle school tournament in order to fund ourselves. Absolutely. There's (theoretically) nothing that would preclude you from hosting a high school tournament, either. This is wondering if there is anything I should look out for? Our area has a lo...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Fri May 29, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!
Replies: 70
Views: 38729

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

PSA to teams & staffers coming from out-of-town: BRING A JACKET. The weather for Saturday is going to be rainy with a high temp of 57. Sunday clears a bit, but it'll still only reach 60. As an added bonus, Saturday's high is going to arrive around 9am; look for rain through midday and 20 - 25 mph w...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Tue May 26, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: (Re)Starting a team at the University of South Alabama
Replies: 16
Views: 8320

Re: (Re)Starting a team at the University of South Alabama

You can also use the site's tournament database to look for past events and watch for upcoming tournaments.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Is culinary art a fine art?
Replies: 21
Views: 7609

Re: Is culinary art a fine art?

Skepticism and Animal Feed wrote:I wrote a history tossup on "Wonder Bread" once - this product was actually very important in 20th century US history and ending several malnutrition based diseases. It was universally panned.
I once wrote one on ranch salad dressing that received a very similar reception.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:28 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Travel Disaster Stories
Replies: 51
Views: 22157

Re: Your Travel Disaster Stories

This comes straight from the Dark Ages of both the Maryland and Penn programs. My memory of some of the details is somewhat fuzzy. January 2005: Penn Bowl XIV Other editions of Penn Bowl can be billed as "The Penn Bowl that wasn't" (see the 2006 Sword Bowl mirror), this was definitively "the Penn Bo...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 49766

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

grapesmoker wrote:Also, a lot of photos on the earlier pages are now broken links. Don't know if that's something that mods have control over or if they were embedded.
The couple I checked were links to images posted on Facebook.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)
Replies: 47
Views: 19756

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

I'll be finishing my MS this semester, putting an end to my collegiate career.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The place of zoology in the bio distribution
Replies: 53
Views: 23247

Re: The place of zoology in the bio distribution

Wasabi wrote:On an unrelated note, most of the images disappeared from the "famous quizbowl photos" thread, too. Dunno if anybody knows how to fix that.
I'm looking into it.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: TDB packet archive
Replies: 13
Views: 5283

Re: TDB packet archive

That's something I'd tossed around as an idea as well. I can provide the files if there's someone who is willing to do the work to set up the torrent.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: TDB packet archive
Replies: 13
Views: 5283

Re: TDB packet archive

The current size of the archive across all difficulty levels is just shy of 10 GB at the moment, and continues to grow each year. Currently the college archive makes up just under 50% of the sets in the repository, the high school archive another 25%, and the middle school, open, and trash archives ...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: TDB packet archive
Replies: 13
Views: 5283

Re: TDB packet archive

Alpha Phi Gamma wrote:Would it be possible to implement a download all option? Ideally split amongst college, hs, and ms.
By "download all," do you want to be able to download all the packets from a particular set at once, or download all of the question sets at a particular difficulty level?
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The Fundome
Replies: 8
Views: 6476

Re: The Fundome

Is there any chance that this Best Western has since become a Clarion Inn? I ask because for 2013 PACE we stayed in a Clarion Inn and Fundome in College Park that meets your description of a room that is neither fun nor a dome. I wonder if at some point the room was a Fundome by that definition, li...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Praise Song
Replies: 35
Views: 8134

Re: Praise Song

Thanks, Jonathan Magin, for starting this thread and for consistently being a welcoming, friendly personality in the Mid-Atlantic, and for everything you've done as a tournament writer, editor, and advisor over the years to contribute to the continued strength of the multiple quizbowl circuits in th...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowl and technology: a proposal
Replies: 43
Views: 17701

Re: quizbowl and technology: a proposal

I can't offer much development assistance at this point. but if I/HSQB can do anything from a server/resource perspective, let me know.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!
Replies: 30
Views: 5890

Re: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!

Cheynem wrote: 26. South Carolina: It lies approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) south-west of Dzierzążnia, 16 km (10 mi) west of Płońsk, and 71 km (44 mi) north-west of Warsaw.
This is a strangely accurate assessment.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ease of Powers
Replies: 27
Views: 4883

Re: Ease of Powers

Fred, are those numbers standardized to 20 TUH/game?
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Outage Notice: Dec 22, 2013 @ 2:00 PM EST
Replies: 2
Views: 1920

Re: Outage Notice: Dec 22, 2013 @ 2:00 PM EST

Everything's back up for now -we're running on our upgraded server and everything is checking out.

I'm still tweaking some things with the site, so you may see some brief outages again, but the bulk of the work is done at this point.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Outage Notice: Dec 22, 2013 @ 2:00 PM EST
Replies: 2
Views: 1920

Re: Outage Notice: Dec 22, 2013 @ 2:00 PM EST

Just a reminder that this is happening Sunday afternoon.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bank Accounts
Replies: 20
Views: 4181

Re: Bank Accounts

Seconding the credit union recommendation; they've been nothing but great when it comes to working with the VT club.

Something to note: unless you want your SSN associated with the club account, you'll probably want to request an Employer Identification Number for the group from the IRS.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Saint Joseph Mirror of GSAC XXI:POSTPONED DUE TO ELECTRA
Replies: 46
Views: 9319

Re: The Saint Joseph Mirror of GSAC XXI:POSTPONED DUE TO ELECTRA

Grams's Go-Go Boots wrote:
POSTPONED DUE TO ELECTRA
The weather was bad enough to give me a complex.
You should see what the Weather Channel's dealing with.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VIII Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 30
Views: 8464

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VIII Seeking Mirrors

gyre and gimble wrote:How do I add Will as a group administrator?
You can't, unfortunately. He's been promoted.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VIII Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 30
Views: 8464

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VIII Seeking Mirrors

There's a private discussion forum now. Stephen has been set up to approve requests for the usergroup.

EDIT: My mistake for overlooking this, but here is the appropriate way to request a private discussion forum.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Outage Notice: Dec 22, 2013 @ 2:00 PM EST
Replies: 2
Views: 1920

Outage Notice: Dec 22, 2013 @ 2:00 PM EST

I'm going to be taking the site offline beginning at 2:00 PM Eastern Time on Sunday, December 22 for some long-overdue upgrades. I'm hoping the upgrade process will only take a couple hours, but it's possible the site may be down for as long as 24 hours. This outage will also affect quizbowlpackets....
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to start a team
Replies: 1
Views: 4771

Re: How to start a team

Welcome to the site! You'll find there are a number of people from central and western Virginia on the forums. To answer your questions: I already went to the national quizbowl website. Can you specify which site you visited? There are two organizations that run premiere national championship tourna...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13
Replies: 56
Views: 14992

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13

I'm heading to graduate school at the University of South Carolina this fall.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 10719

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

The discussion about mirror sites has been moved here.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia Tech Spring Invitational (4/13/2013 Blacksburg, VA)
Replies: 13
Views: 3840

Re: Virginia Tech Spring Invitational (4/13/2013 Blacksburg, VA)

Hidden Valley was a late drop, so we have 10 teams here today. After 5 rounds of a 10-team round robin, Guilford A is 5-0 and Guilford B and Schrodinger's Academy are 4-1.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ABC 2013 @ Vanderbilt University (3/30) [IS 124]
Replies: 15
Views: 3863

Re: ABC 2013 @ Vanderbilt University (3/30) [IS 124]

cchiego wrote:The SQBS stats link on the HSQB Database page for this tournament appears to be broken.
It doesn't appear any SQBS files ever got uploaded.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 2369

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

We're trying to figure out a plan for running a VT mirror, but because of the way the university structures the room reservation process, I don't know if we'll be able to find space on campus on a date that is within their restrictions. If there's another venue nearby that would be willing to let us...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Starting a brand new QB team
Replies: 12
Views: 4682

Re: Starting a brand new QB team

Make sure to check out the HSQB tournament DB on a regular basis as tournaments are added: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/ There is a distance-based search function you can use and bookmark. Here's the links for the relevant tournaments mentioned in this thread: NCATA Tournament (4/20; Greensboro): http:/...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Security Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 14504

Re: NAQT Security Discussion

For what it's worth, the IP address that the posts in this thread came from is owned by the University of Sussex.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ABC 2013 @ Vanderbilt University (3/30) [IS 124]
Replies: 15
Views: 3863

Re: ABC 2013 @ Vanderbilt University (3/30) [IS 124]

New users whose posts are still under moderation are advised to create a separate post below the main announcement reserved for field updates. Any edits made to an approved post must go back in the approval queue again. If the first post in a thread is edited, the entire thread is hidden until the e...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Virginia Tech Quiz Bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: Virginia Tech Quiz Bowl

Feel free to email me (my email address is in my profile) or send me a Facebook message.

We can talk more at our April tournament, too.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 34644

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

Both requests have been added to the calendar.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 34644

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

Virginia Tech's April 13 tournament is going to be using the Prison Bowl set..
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament difficulty discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 23122

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament difficulty discussion

Here's 2011: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/questionsets/84/ And here's 2012: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/questionsets/461/ Neither of those links actually contain the question set (and thank goodness 2012 doesn't, because it's not clear yet). Whoops - I apparently wasn't totally paying attention wh...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 34644

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

I've tried to make updates to the original post based on the last few posts in the thread. If there's anything I missed (I didn't bother updating anything in the past), let me know.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 34644

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

Matt Weiner wrote:Are you hosting a tournament instead of going to SCT?
I knew I was forgetting something when I was looking at the calendar. No, going to SCT is our priority.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 34644

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

Virginia Tech would like to claim April 13 for a tournament TBA.

EDIT: Forgot Feb 9 is SCT day.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Downtime tonight
Replies: 3
Views: 3497

Re: Downtime tonight

Yeah...about that...

The Italian police detained me. I go to trial in a couple years. Be back then.