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by rohitx15
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest is down
Replies: 10
Views: 4434

Re: Quinterest is down

Well, that was quick. It's back up!
by rohitx15
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest is down
Replies: 10
Views: 4434

Re: Quinterest is down

Sorry, guys. The card that is charged for hosting had expired and I forgot to change it to a different one, so the host was unable to renew my hosting. This is fixed now. Quinterest should be back up soon (not entirely sure how long it'll take to be active again, but the hosting has been renewed).
by rohitx15
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Native iOS Application
Replies: 1
Views: 2286

Quinterest: Native iOS Application

Today, I am releasing a native iOS (iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch) application for Quinterest that is now available in the AppStore. I created this in an attempt to learn about iOS development, and as such, it may be a little buggy. If enough people use it, I will continue to develop and update it in t...
by rohitx15
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

I tweaked with the random search this morning so it should be a bit faster now! However, it could still be better. Getting random results from a database of 56178 entries is actually fairly difficult. It runs now in linear time with respect to the number of questions desired. I'm not sure how to mak...
by rohitx15
Sun May 31, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Introducing Quinterest v3.0!

Hello all, - Live Search Results - Search results will now appear live as you are typing in the search box past a threshold of characters. Again, all suggestions are welcome. The Live Search feature is a bit poor at times. For instance, when trying to search "All the King's Men" with Questions and ...
by rohitx15
Sun May 31, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

Generating Steam Heat wrote:It said that 24 tossups were found when I searched "One Hundred Years of Solitude" but only two were actually displayed. All the bonuses seemed to come up fine.
Sorry, I'm tinkering with the code right now.
by rohitx15
Sun May 31, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Introducing Quinterest v3.0!

Hello all, - Live Search Results - Search results will now appear live as you are typing in the search box past a threshold of characters. Again, all suggestions are welcome. The Live Search feature is a bit poor at times. For instance, when trying to search "All the King's Men" with Questions and ...
by rohitx15
Sun May 31, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Introducing Quinterest v3.0!

Hello all, I had some extra time on my hands, so I went ahead and updated Quinterest, which was becoming very stale as of late! Improvements - Single Page Application - Everything is integrated onto a single webpage now. No more refreshing is required to go to different pages. - Flexible Interface -...
by rohitx15
Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

Is there any chance you can make the color scheme simpler? The old color scheme was fine, but with this one I think there are too many colors and it makes the text hard to read + it hurts the eyes. User was reminded to enable a signature --Mgmt. I agree. The main purpose of the site is readability,...
by rohitx15
Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

Is there any chance you can make the color scheme simpler? The old color scheme was fine, but with this one I think there are too many colors and it makes the text hard to read + it hurts the eyes. User was reminded to enable a signature --Mgmt. I agree. The main purpose of the site is readability,...
by rohitx15
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

I figured it was time Quinterest had a facelift. Well, a new design has been implemented! Meet the new Quinterest.
by rohitx15
Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

I would like to formally thank Jacob Reed for taking on this project. I firmly believe he can continue to improve and update Quinterest in order to keep it as a valuable study resource for the quiz bowl community. I will continue to pay the hosting fee and will still have access to the site in case ...
by rohitx15
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

Announcement: I have some confessions to make. I understand my stark absence from the hsquizbowl scene has caused some speculation as to what is going to happen to Quinterest. In the past few months, my focus on quiz bowl has seemed to have drifted and I do not see it as something that I prioritize ...
by rohitx15
Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tar Heel Cup, Chapel Hill, NC (09/14/13)
Replies: 12
Views: 4554

Re: Tar Heel Cup, Chapel Hill, NC (09/14/13)

When will the stats for this tournament be posted today?
by rohitx15
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

I just found Quinterest and I must commend you on such a great database Rohit! This will likely soon become my primary method for studying! Why, thank you! I really appreciate the compliments. And don't worry, I know there are still some minor problems with the database with questions and whatnot, ...
by rohitx15
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

some of which are duplicates since HSAPQ recycles their questions To make this perfectly clear: Like all other vendors, HSAPQ offers questions in custom formats upon the request of a tournament. Unlike all other vendors, we make our questions available for free at the end of each year, including se...
by rohitx15
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

Although Quinterest does make finding questions easier, the number of questions that come up on a particular answer line is significantly less than on Quizbowldb. For example: Things Fall Apart Tossups on quizbowldb: 17 Things Fall Apart Tossups on quinterest: 8 Grapes of Wrath Tossups on quizbowld...
by rohitx15
Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

Small update for Quinterest (now version 0.9.3): When viewing results in Quinterest, users may have noticed that many questions contain double quotes ("") where there should only be a single quote ("). This issue has been fixed. Please continue sending error reports! Every single one of them that ha...
by rohitx15
Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

After running some stuff through MySQL, ALL the duplicates should be removed now. If, by some off chance, anybody sees a duplicate in the database, please send an error report, but I don't think anybody should. This should probably please quite a few people (myself included) as seeing the duplicates...
by rohitx15
Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

I just added a small update (this puts Quinterest on version 0.9.2) that even though it is very minuscule, I think many will appreciate it. Now, when viewing search results, there is a tag beside each result that indicates what number result it is. This is very helpful when there are a lot of result...
by rohitx15
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

I know this may be a little late, but if anybody would like to keep updated with the progress and work on Quinterest, I have a blog at http://www.rohitlalchandani.blogspot.com . I will periodically post information about tweaks and changes to Quinterest as well as features planned for the future, if...
by rohitx15
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

Just wondering, although this is obviously a low priority, would it be possible to make the database searchable by the tournament the question came from? As per requested, I have added the ability to search by tournament as well now. If you have any other suggestions or concerns, please feel free t...
by rohitx15
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 145041

Re: ProtoBowl

I don't have any complaints about Protobowl. I just wanted to say thanks for providing this awesome website for free and helping to improve the quiz bowl community. I'm sure others have concerns, but hey, nobody is forcing anybody to use this service. Anyways, I express my gratitude to Kevin Kwok an...
by rohitx15
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

I have been experiencing a lot of success using this site over quizbowl db, having all the questions on one page is great for looking things up. One thing I have been experiencing a lot of is repetition of questions A LOT. For example, if you look up Zoroastrianism, you will get 35 results! Wow, so...
by rohitx15
Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

Hello, everyone! I have updated Quinterest with a "Report an Error" button! It is now possible to report a database error without the need to use an email client. I hope this will encourage users to report incorrect questions more since it removes a lot of the hassle of creating and sending an email...
by rohitx15
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

Sorry guys. I've been on vacation for a few days now and have been unable to access a computer. I have received and replied to all the emails sent to me and corrected all the database errors. Keep them coming! They really help. Thanks again for all the emails. :grin: More features are coming soon. K...
by rohitx15
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

kibinai wrote:"Philosophy" is spelled as "Phylosophy" in the "Category" drop-down.
Haha. You are correct. It has been fixed.
:)
by rohitx15
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

Looks really cool, and helpful for writers looking to see how recent tournaments have asked about certain answers. A few suggestions: (1) Would it be possible to add basic search commands, such as quotation marks for exact phrases or a dash for eliminating certain words from the results? (2) As oth...
by rohitx15
Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

I put out a pretty sizeable update this morning (spent the whole night figuring this out). Anyways, there is now the ability to narrow your search by category as well as difficulty. In addition, almost all of the errors in the database have been fixed (their might be a question here and there that h...
by rohitx15
Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

I've been messing around with Quinterest for the past hour or so, and there are a few things I want to note: A lot of the questions in the college section are preemptively cut off. Like, nearly a quarter of them. This problem doesn't happen the high school section. Example: http://i.imgur.com/7sJNv...
by rohitx15
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

I've noticed that several questions cut off at the first character with an accent mark (e.g. the question ends abruptly at "Melqu" or "[accept Cien a" on a search for One Hundred Years of Solitude ). I will be pushing out a small update later tonight (probably a few hours) that corrects all the que...
by rohitx15
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

Just wondering, but what sets does this include? Does it just contain the questions found on quizbowldb and protobowl? Thanks for making this! Searching was getting annoying with QBDB's issues going on. Thank you for your concern. A list of all the packets that are contained in the database can be ...
by rohitx15
Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

I've been messing around with Quinterest for the past hour or so, and there are a few things I want to note: A lot of the questions in the college section are preemptively cut off. Like, nearly a quarter of them. This problem doesn't happen the high school section. Example: http://i.imgur.com/7sJNv...
by rohitx15
Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 95974

Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

http://www.quinterest.org http://s3.postimg.org/9b7msx57n/Screen_Shot_2015_05_31_at_5_12_45_PM.png About Quinterest - http://www.quinterest.org Quinterest is a quiz bowl-oriented website dedicated to helping players everywhere sharpen their skills and increase their knowledge. The name derives from...
by rohitx15
Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6654

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Thanks so much :) and also, if it's not a problem, could you post the toss-up on "enzyme?"
by rohitx15
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6654

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Do you think you could post the toss-up on Shiva? Thanks. :)
by rohitx15
Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice Mirror @ Virginia Tech (1/19/13, Blacksburg, VA)
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Re: SCOP Novice Mirror @ Virginia Tech (1/19/13, Blacksburg, VA)

Could you please elaborate on or define "to newer or inexperienced players?" Thanks. :)
by rohitx15
Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Should this be prompted?
Replies: 14
Views: 2628

Re: Should this be prompted?

Horned Screamer wrote:No.
Ok, thanks for your answer, but, if you don't mind, could you please elaborate on why that shouldn't be prompted?
by rohitx15
Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Should this be prompted?
Replies: 14
Views: 2628

Should this be prompted?

If the answer to a question is "Deng Xiaoping" and a player answers "Xiaoping," should he/she be prompted?

User was reminded to enable a signature --Mgmt.