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by BlueDevil95
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

The QBJ export issue should be resolved now. Furthermore, I've released the pools UI update I mentioned above. Please first attempt to clear your browser cache if you notice any odd issues. If that doesn't fix it, please contact me.

Thanks!
by BlueDevil95
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

QBJ export from new tournaments seems to have stopped working, so NAQT will be unable to accept individual stats from Neg5 (even if they pass all validation) until that issue is resolved. I recommend that hosts of NAQT tournaments not use Neg5. Just to clarify, the issue seems to be isolated to a s...
by BlueDevil95
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Sometime next week or the week after, I'll be releasing a fairly major update to the phases and divisions UI and workflows. The updates should make it easier to visualize how teams are grouped within pools and are first steps towards incorporating automatic schedule generation into the application. ...
by BlueDevil95
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

There shouldn't be any particularly difficult aspect to autosaving. I just haven't had the time to implement a more robust scoresheet saving solution. It's definitely on my mind, though! (Shameless plug: Reminder that Neg5 is open source, so you have the ability to bootstrap any features you might l...
by BlueDevil95
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Hi all, I just pushed out a UI update that will hopefully make scoresheet submission easier and harder to forget about. If you experience any issues with CSS or weird errors, please first try clearing out your browser cache. Otherwise, please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or...
by BlueDevil95
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

I fully understand that the past server issues with Neg5 have done enough damage to stop some people from trusting it to use at bigger tournaments, but I wanted to address some of the other points you brought up: This is to say nothing of the server hiccups that almost derailed a past NSC, etc. etc....
by BlueDevil95
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Obviously, Neg5 has stagnated the last several months, and that's my fault since I haven't worked on it. The backlog of things to do has only grown, and feature work has been non-existent. I am personally unable to dedicate the time on weekdays and/or weekends required to work on a project as big as...
by BlueDevil95
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Is the capability to export HTML scoresheets still present? If not, can it be put back? Unfortunately, that functionality is not currently available. The HSQB db expects very specific, old HTML formatting which I don't want to add into Neg5. I' reached out to Dan Goff a few months ago about perhaps...
by BlueDevil95
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

I am currently trying to create a practice tournament to see some of the features of neg5 and how it used, but I can't seem to find out how to create a tournament. I keep getting an error message saying could not create tournament. Is there an instruction page that I am missing somewhere? This shou...
by BlueDevil95
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

I am currently trying to create a practice tournament to see some of the features of neg5 and how it used, but I can't seem to find out how to create a tournament. I keep getting an error message saying could not create tournament. Is there an instruction page that I am missing somewhere? There's a...
by BlueDevil95
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

cornfused wrote:How does one delete a player?
If the player in question has played a game, you can't delete them. Otherwise, you can remove them by going to the player's team and clicking the delete button next to the player's name.
by BlueDevil95
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

I was playing around with the new layout a bit and the scoresheet seems to have some functionality issues. If you select a team and accidentally click on a player score (easier to do on a laptop with the pad click), it doesn't allow you to create a new scoresheet or add an opponent...just locks to ...
by BlueDevil95
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

It sure looks better - but your (-5) and (15) labels are switched, and therefore the total points scored calculation is off. Fixed. The bug should have only been on the editing a match page. One quick question: is the homepage of stats just every tournament by default currently? (And would it be po...
by BlueDevil95
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

I just pushed a massive update to the website. Please look around and tell me if you notice anything funny, This update includes server-side caching of stats and uses a readonly database for stats calculations. Stats now live at: https://stats.neg5.org. The landing page is somewhat elementary for no...
by BlueDevil95
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

1) Server-side caching stats. When someone initially wants some stats for a tournament, the server will do the calculation and save it somewhere. When someone comes along 15-30 seconds later and asks for the same stats calculation, we'll give them the previously calculated result. This will prevent...
by BlueDevil95
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

To summarize the issues Neg5 faced yesterday, here is a quick breakdown. The main issue was the database being under heavy load from repeatedly running stats calculations, which caused a bunch of requests on the stats pages to time out. The web server itself was fine. This is why pages would initial...
by BlueDevil95
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XII at Harvard (11/11/17)
Replies: 25
Views: 9862

Re: HFT XII at Harvard (11/11/17)

I want to apologize to everyone involved in this tournament for the issues with Neg5. Having hosted a few tournaments back in high school, I know first hand how stressful it can be when unexpected things pop up, especially in something so important like stats. The fact that the issues with stats gen...
by BlueDevil95
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

The reason the database is under a lot of load is because of stat calculations (the backend is essentially doing a fresh calculation each time stats are requested, so basically for each person that goes to the stats pages). It's the same issue that happened at PACE. I should have had more foresight ...
by BlueDevil95
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

The database is under a lot of load for some reason - I'm rebooting the db and I'll post here with any updates

EDIT: Restarting the server to see if that helps.
by BlueDevil95
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Hey, Mr. Rutsky, I absolutely do plan on continuing work on Neg5; a lot of my recent work has been all "behind the scenes", if you will - none if it's been pushed to the website, but I have a lot of work that I've done on my computer and on Github. However, I know you are extremely busy being a full...
by BlueDevil95
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Sorry for the many questions but Neg5 is not letting me delete a team from the entry because that team has a game already saved. However, when I attempt to click the game to delete it, an error pops up ("Could not load game"). Is there any explanation for this? We even added additional games to see...
by BlueDevil95
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Hi, everyone, I just migrated all data over to the new database. Everything is looking good on my end. Let me know if you run into any issues. If you did not have an account on the new Neg5 before, you can sign into the new version with the same email address and password you used for the old versio...
by BlueDevil95
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Hi, everyone, just a heads up that I plan on migrating data over next Sunday. The website will be unavailable for a few hours during that time.
by BlueDevil95
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Hi everyone, Just a quick update on the state of Neg5. I haven't been able to dedicate too much time on the project in a few months, but I will be working on some important updates in the near future. - The first task is to move data over from the old database to the new one. I've started doing prel...
by BlueDevil95
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

I got a chance today to work on fixing the URL issues. Everything should be back to normal, with a few notable differences: You can access the current version of Neg5 using the standard link: https://neg5.org . If you would like to continue using the old version of Neg5, you can do that with this UR...
by BlueDevil95
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

That's still available on the old version: https://neg5-v1.herokuapp.com/search

I haven't gotten around to implementing that on the new version, but it's on the list.
by BlueDevil95
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Well, I can't seem to figure out why AWS won't let me into my server. I've decided to simply just move to a new service for now. Hopefully this issue will resolve itself in the near future. For now, you can access both versions of the Neg5 app at these locations: OLD NEW If you want to access stats,...
by BlueDevil95
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

For some reason, I can't connect to either of my Neg5 servers. I've created a temporary server at https://neg5.herokuapp.com/, which should suffice for the next few weeks as I try to figure out what exactly is going on. This uses the new Neg5, so you will have to create a new account if this is your...
by BlueDevil95
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Is there still not a way to generate a list of all tournaments that are on Neg5? Because I need that for HSQBRank. I haven't had the chance to work on anything related to the site in the past few months. My top priority right now in regards to Neg 5 is figuring out a safe way to transfer all the ex...
by BlueDevil95
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

This past semester I took an information visualization class, which has gotten me super interested in that area as a whole. With the data Neg5 saves, I think there's a ton of potential for visualizations to help Neg5 users, question writers, and teams better understand the information they have. I'd...
by BlueDevil95
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

If you've tried to access the website in the past few days, it may have not worked. That's because the I've updated the server to use HTTPS instead of HTTP, making the connection (and your data!) more secure. From now one, please use https://neg5.org to access the site. I will eventually get around ...
by BlueDevil95
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Hi all, As some of you may know, I've been working throughout the summer on revamping a good portion of the application. As of today, about 90% of the required work is done and I hope to have the new version out and running for usage within the next few weeks. Before that, though, I would like to re...
by BlueDevil95
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

I will not be adding to the quizbowl formats that Neg 5 supports. Unless there is a massive paradigm shift in how modern quizbowl is played, Neg 5 will continue to only do the standard 20/20 with overtime tossups without bonuses. It's your project, but I think this is a big mistake. Lastly, I need ...
by BlueDevil95
Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Due to external circumstances, development on Neg 5 has stagnated for the last few months. However, I wanted to let the community know where the application is headed. There are going to be extremely large changes to the entirety of the application, the majority of which will occur in the back-end a...
by BlueDevil95
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Did this update get rid of the scoresheet option? We used Neg5 at our event and that was one of our teams favorite features, having the ability to just click 10, 15, -5 for each question. I don't seem to see it on the new release (unless I'm missing it?). Thanks! Nope, it's still there. I've made i...
by BlueDevil95
Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

After weeks of no news, I'm pleased to announce the release of Neg 5 2.0! There are a few critical feature changes and additions, so I hope you'll read the following before trying them out. Revamped UI: I really tried to make the experience of using Neg 5 as streamlined and simple as possible with t...
by BlueDevil95
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Huh, that was weird. Seems like Mongolab (my database service provider) had an issue with database uptime today. I've restarted the server and was able to log in to view my information. Can you confirm that it's working on your end?
by BlueDevil95
Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

It's been a while since I've last posted, but I wanted to give some updates as to where Neg 5 is currently headed. There are three main things I'm working on: 1) Different phases of a tournament will now be in the same tournament view. You will no longer need to create separate tournaments to manage...
by BlueDevil95
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

I think I've hit upon a serious bug. In the stats for a tournament my team played (Mahomet Mini 1/27/16, if you can see it,) someone put the wrong team in a game and saved the scoresheet (don't ask me!) I have admin access to the tournament, so I tried to fix this by changing the team from the "Det...
by BlueDevil95
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

This is really, really cool, and I'm excited to see how it can get even more versatile. I spent a little while clicking around, and I wrote up some issues in this document . A lot of them aren't major at all (I tried to do some pretty stupid stuff, but I test software for a living and can't help it...
by BlueDevil95
Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Thanks for the feedback! I'll implement the suggestions as soon as I get a change. On another note, you can now fix previous errors on the scoresheet for both tossups and bonuses by clicking on the specific tossup or bonus box. I tried to make the scoresheet more intelligent in that regard. Here are...
by BlueDevil95
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Uploading the .html files to TDB failed, so we don't currently have that recourse. Could you clarify what the problem was exactly? I'm really excited to use Neg 5, but right now the only thing holding me back is the inability to export database-compatible scoresheets. Not having had the chance to r...
by BlueDevil95
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

That's pretty much my top issue to fix right now. The main problem I'm running into with that is being able to preserve information about which team got what bonus part. I'll hopefully have a solution for it by the end of the week; if not, definitely next week.
by BlueDevil95
Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Registrations have been phased out as of me typing this post. Scoresheets are now able to be exported to a compressed zip of HTML files. Each round will have its own separate folder with its scoresheets to keep it organized. I'm not sure if the way I did the scoresheets make the most sense right now...
by BlueDevil95
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Games submitted through the scoresheet now keep track of each individual bonus part for bonuses as well as answers for each tossup. These scoresheets will be able to be exported in some yet-to-be determined format. This should (hopefully) help question writers better gauge the difficulties of their...
by BlueDevil95
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Games submitted through the scoresheet now keep track of each individual bonus part for bonuses as well as answers for each tossup. These scoresheets will be able to be exported in some yet-to-be determined format. This should (hopefully) help question writers better gauge the difficulties of their ...
by BlueDevil95
Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

A few updates: - Neg5 has a new logo! - Round Report statistics page added. - From now on, when the scoresheet is used to submit a game, the scoresheet itself is also saved. This was put into place for (near) future support for exporting scoresheets so that question writers can look at the tossup-by...
by BlueDevil95
Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

toggle the player names to "active" (green background) or "unactive". Just a minor thing: please don't make the two states be "green" or "red"; just make it "green" and "uncolored" or "uncolored" and "red" or something along those lines. It seems like you're already doing that, but I think it would...
by BlueDevil95
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

ETA: Having sub information entered after the game instead of when they occur seems sub-optimal. Sub information is automatically able to be tracked. Under the scoresheet you can toggle the player names to "active" (green background) or "unactive" by clicking their names. Only players who are marke...
by BlueDevil95
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 156
Views: 58576

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

In playing around with this, I have one question: If a protest is noted but not resolved on the spot (say tossup 11), is there a way to go back and fix the results of that tossup without having to re-enter the entire second half? There's no current way to go "backwards" in tossups right now, unfort...