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by Snoopy
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 59
Views: 11803

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

I sent a link to the NYQBA with all the raw data 2 days after the poll closed, including anonymity for those who requested it.
by Snoopy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 59
Views: 11803

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

A_Failure wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:24 pm
Also, I find it hard to understand why someone voted for Wheatley, given that they have yet to attend a tournament this year.
Yeah, not sure about that one! I can say, though, that the person who voted for them is not from Wheatley.
by Snoopy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 59
Views: 11803

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

Barrington will be removed from the poll for the reasons Wongyoung laid out. No further changes will be made.

Eligibility will be stricter in the future.

One more edit: Perhaps it would be worth our while to accurately describe what our region is.
by Snoopy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 59
Views: 11803

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

You're right. But they stay anyway.
by Snoopy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 59
Views: 11803

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

Hello, everyone! After checking on the three disputed entries, Allderdice and Boston Latin high schools are outside of the region that I stated at the top of the poll, and I specifically said to avoid schools outside this geographic region. As such, the affected schools will be removed. Changes to p...
by Snoopy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 59
Views: 11803

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

The NY Metro Mid-Season poll will close tomorrow at 5! Get your votes in! Results will be exclusively posted on the New York Quizbowl Alliance's Website! It can be found at http://NYQBAlliance.org . A link to the raw data on Google Docs will also be available for your perusal, with anonymity for tho...
by Snoopy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 59
Views: 11803

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

Thank you to everyone who voted so far! We have 21 votes as of right now! I have decided to close the poll on December 7th at 5:00 PM or so. Get those votes in while you can! Even if you aren't from the region, please feel free to cast a vote! You can be anonymous if you'd like through an option on ...
by Snoopy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 59
Views: 11803

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

Alright, fair enough. I'll post them in a google doc when all is said and done. That being said, if you would like to remain anonymous and have already filled out the form, PM me or post here. If you don't say anything, your results will be released. EDIT: I added an option to remain anonymous on th...
by Snoopy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 59
Views: 11803

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

Would it be possible to require respondents to list 10 teams on the ballot (or, alternatively, only put 5 slots on the ballot)? I only ask this because the player poll from last year had something like this (in that there were 40 slots on the ballot but only 10 were required) and it lead to some co...
by Snoopy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 59
Views: 11803

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

Also, perhaps we should employ more of a Google Forms "Rank in order what you think the top 10 northeast teams are" type of poll and not just "which team is the best" kind of poll. I liked this idea, so I did it! Everyone is free to fill out this google form ! If there's any questions, just ask here.
by Snoopy
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror
Replies: 27
Views: 5643

Re: NASAT Online Mirror

If it ain't too late, I'll play
by Snoopy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 162
Views: 71063

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

BlueDevil95 wrote:I'm not entirely sure why you'd bring it up. Neg5 will remain a free piece of software.
Well, Raynor brought it up, I was giving my reaction.

Glad to hear it will remain free.
by Snoopy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 162
Views: 71063

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

We discussed this a little locally at the tournament, but as Neg 5 grows and becomes a more popular tool, perhaps it's worth exploring monetization opportunities? This comes from someone who loves open source, but it seems reasonable to help pay for servers and give something back to Mostafa for hi...
by Snoopy
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XII at Harvard (11/11/17)
Replies: 25
Views: 11271

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

UlyssesInvictus wrote:
Snoopy wrote:May I ask why the stats vanished at lunch, never to return?

Not to be curt, but you should check the Neg 5 thread for an explanation. I just think it's funnier if you learn it in real time.
Ah, my sincerest apologies, I was unaware. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
by Snoopy
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XII at Harvard (11/11/17)
Replies: 25
Views: 11271

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

May I ask why the stats vanished at lunch, never to return?
by Snoopy
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: I Need Serious Help With Bad Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 9576

Re: I Need Serious Help With Bad Questions

While it might not be to most good quizbowlers, I can bet that there certainly will be bad quizbowl coaches (specifically coaches, the kids probably won't care) who find it to be suspicious. I know my lovely HS coach definitely would have complained, particularly if the house teams did very well. I ...
by Snoopy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: I Need Serious Help With Bad Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 9576

Re: I Need Serious Help With Bad Questions

Housewrites are fine too. From what I've heard with people who have experience with the director, he thinks hs students aren't smart enough to handle reg sets or something like that, so any novice or reg minus housewrites would be greatly appreciated too. Not really, partially because of the things...
by Snoopy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: I Need Serious Help With Bad Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 9576

Re: I Need Serious Help With Bad Questions

tksaleija wrote:I could only think of SCOP.
That's because, outside of housewrites, only SCOP and NAQT make novice sets. There simply isn't anyone else.
by Snoopy
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MS QB Program
Replies: 1
Views: 1430

Re: MS QB Program

Bump. I'm considering doing the same thing and could use some pointers; the administrators will probably be more wary than the ones in the high schools since the kids are younger, so my biggest question would be how to approach the admins and start recruiting in the first place, as an alum but still...
by Snoopy
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: How do I become a moderator?
Replies: 5
Views: 2344

Re: How do I become a moderator?

1) You ensure that you speak (English, of course) very well, accurately, and with good diction/pronunciations. 2) You familiarize yourself with the rules. 3) You email the director of the tournament that you'd like to read at and say you'd like to help out and be a moderator. They most likely would ...
by Snoopy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18
Replies: 20
Views: 6520

Re: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18

username_crisis_averted wrote:Isn't it pretty much just LVS v. Hunter at this point?
Strange things can happen, my friend...
by Snoopy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18
Replies: 20
Views: 6520

Re: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18

Hey I'd just like to clarify that while we're from the same school district, there are two separate Downingtown schools that regularly play quizbowl (East and STEM). I think you probably meant Downingtown STEM in the poll since they'll be much more dominant than us this year, so it might be useful ...
by Snoopy
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18
Replies: 20
Views: 6520

NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18

Well, my friends, it's that happy time of the year once again as a new season is upon us!

Make your predictions, cast your votes, and best of luck to everyone this year upcoming.
by Snoopy
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18
Replies: 38
Views: 17618

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims '17-'18

Coming out of the woodwork here.

West will NOT be hosting SWISS again this year.

If there's any other regional team that would like to pick it up, I very strongly encourage you to do so.
by Snoopy
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Jeopardy Tournaments in the TriState Area(NJ,NY,PA)
Replies: 3
Views: 1927

Re: Jeopardy Tournaments in the TriState Area(NJ,NY,PA)

I know of a tournament called "NorJac" that's Jeopardy-style and certainly in your area. I agree with Ben, though, that it would be better to go for easier pyramidal tournaments, such as the one on the 15th of April at Rutgers.
by Snoopy
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky
Replies: 68
Views: 44379

Re: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky

Sounds good to me. Sorry for the trouble.
by Snoopy
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky
Replies: 68
Views: 44379

Re: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky

i never see pigeons in wheeling wrote:I can't help but think that this system would promote some perverse incentives.
Like?
by Snoopy
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: I Don't Understand
Replies: 20
Views: 7822

Re: I Don't Understand

Well, perhaps someone else in a similar situation will stumble upon it and use our comments for a little self-reflection. That being said, I also have a feeling OP won't ever be back again.
by Snoopy
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: I Don't Understand
Replies: 20
Views: 7822

Re: I Don't Understand

Are you here for advice, or are you just looking for people to nod their heads and say "Yeah, I agree with you, you should be captain?" I can see very clearly why they don't want you to be at this point based on your posts here alone. What Mike said was probably the best advice here: lose your attit...
by Snoopy
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 10077

Re: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion

Welcome to the forums, Eric! Always nice to see more LI-ers here, especially ones who will be here for a while. Happy to hear you'll be more active! Perhaps we can see you guys at KP or Columbia States, too. And if you'd like to host a tournament, feel free to reach out to us seasoned TDs. We'd be m...
by Snoopy
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to attract new members
Replies: 11
Views: 7132

Re: How to attract new members

Well, the president prior to me got a bunch of popular kids to join. Every week thereafter in my senior year, when I put him in charge of recruitment, there was a revolving door of idiots going in and out of the club. BUT! There were a few gems in there too, which will soon form the backbone of the ...
by Snoopy
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 10077

Re: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion

True, and plus, Kellenberg was pretty dang explosive in those last few rounds; you and West Egg really got the worst of it. You lost both games by razor-thin margins, though.
by Snoopy
Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Smithtown West Invitational Season Starter I (NY, 9/17/16)
Replies: 7
Views: 4431

Re: Smithtown West Invitational Season Starter I (NY, 9/17/1

So this happened! West Egg won first, Kellenberg won second, and North Babylon won third. Ward Melville and Kings Park tied for fourth (WM had a higher PPB, but KP had a higher PPG). (A trophy will be forthcoming to KP, delivered approximately someday). All those teams are their school's respective ...
by Snoopy
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Smithtown West Invitational Season Starter I (NY, 9/17/16)
Replies: 7
Views: 4431

Re: Smithtown West Invitational Season Starter I (NY, 9/17/1

I am extremely honored to announce that SWISS is now platinum-certified by PACE! I am also saddened to announce that Commack has dropped; we decided to contract the field to 16. Also, a reminder that there MUST be a coach or other advisor present with you for this competition; my principal has perso...
by Snoopy
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Questions Galore Bought by Avery
Replies: 5
Views: 2758

Re: Questions Galore Bought by Avery

Well, they won't be missed! Let's be glad that there's one less producer of execrable questions in this world.
by Snoopy
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Smithtown West Invitational Season Starter I (NY, 9/17/16)
Replies: 7
Views: 4431

Re: Smithtown West Invitational Season Starter I (NY, 9/17/1

Registration is now closed! If you really want to play this tournament, let me know and we'll see what we can do.

Thanks, everybody!
by Snoopy
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Smithtown West Invitational Season Starter I (NY, 9/17/16)
Replies: 7
Views: 4431

Re: Smithtown West Invitational Season Starter I (NY, 9/17/1

Today is the very last day to sign up for SWISS! So what are you waiting for? Now's the time to register! :grin:
by Snoopy
Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Coach issues
Replies: 12
Views: 4741

Re: Coach issues

Right, I forgot to mention something in my post: perhaps as you have asked this guy for a lot already, it would be better to use a surrogate who agrees with you and you trust and have him/her ask. Then you can agree later when/if it comes up.
by Snoopy
Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Coach issues
Replies: 12
Views: 4741

Re: Coach issues

Our practices are pretty messy, usually on speed checks or Avery questions as well as questions my coach makes up on the spot as he reads aloud from a magazine or newspaper. This year, a few teammates and I have decided to attend more tournaments on our own, so we’ll see how that goes, but it doesn...
by Snoopy
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Smithtown West Invitational Season Starter I (NY, 9/17/16)
Replies: 7
Views: 4431

Re: Smithtown West Invitational Season Starter I (NY, 9/17/1

Two weeks and 13 spots left! C'mon, where are those Tri-State teams?

EDIT: Also, after some consultation, we have decided to close registration next Wednesday, so please do get those registrations in!
by Snoopy
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Tips
Replies: 3
Views: 3440

Re: Tips

1. I want to create a club/team at my school, but I don't know how to go about doing that, especially since I don't know how many people are strictly interested in answering history trivia. I've also never done quiz bowl, so should I just join that team and find people there to work with and bring ...
by Snoopy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 10077

Re: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion

Since I know Long Island the best out of all the sub-regions, and since I'm running a tourney there in two weeks, I suppose I'll offer my analysis of those teams and leave the others (NYC, North Jersey, Upstate, Westchester, PA, Etc.) to those who know them better. West Egg: From the team that went ...
by Snoopy
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 10077

Re: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion

I don't know If my team is worthy of being in the discussion, but we intend on being a contender this season. Dang I thought you graduated! Yeah you guys will definitely do well this year, especially on the island. Just to refresh our collective memories, who's returning from north bab? I know you ...
by Snoopy
Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 10077

Re: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion

I think that the title of this thread should add PA, which has more teams in this region (see LVA, Henderson, Manheim, State College, Great Valley, DV, etc) than LI. And as for general rankings combining the tri-state area (and upstate NY lol) with New England... Fair enough. I might have a bit of ...
by Snoopy
Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 10077

'16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion

Welcome to another wonderful season of Tri-State Quiz Bowl! :party: These poll features haven't been used in a while, so what the hell, let's dust it off. Polls close on the 17th as the season begins. Let me know if I missed any team you think should be in the poll. Perhaps I will be less lazy and m...
by Snoopy
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17
Replies: 45
Views: 22708

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17

I fully endorse the above post!
by Snoopy
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Smithtown West Invitational Season Starter I (NY, 9/17/16)
Replies: 7
Views: 4431

Re: Smithtown West Invitational Season Starter I (NY, 9/17/1

Shameless self-bump. Get those registrations in! It's less than a month away, and there's tons of room in the field!

Also, we now have an option (which we prefer) to use the NAQT registration system, as found here: https://www.naqt.com/registration/regis ... nt_id=7438.
by Snoopy
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Hypothetical eligibility question: "Super-Seniors"
Replies: 7
Views: 6022

Hypothetical eligibility question: "Super-Seniors"

This crossed my mind the other day. I don't know how this works in other states, but in NY, someone can, if they do poorly in high school, stay until they turn 21. It's not unheard of for someone to be in their fifth year of high school (repeating the 12th grade), and it actually happens quite a lot...
by Snoopy
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims 16-17
Replies: 26
Views: 9809

Re: New England Date Claims 16-17

Smithtown West (Long Island) will be hosting SWISS 1 on September 17, using IS-158. We'd love to have New England teams come down! (Actually, we're the only tournament running that set in New England, so you all should definitely come on down.) The forum post is here.
by Snoopy
Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB, the Community, and the Forums
Replies: 27
Views: 10394

Re: 2016 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Nominees Up, Vote Thru 6

I've proposed this in the staff forum, but maybe it's worth a proposal here. Please note that I am not speaking for the chief admin or any other board staffer. This should not be considered an official policy or even a proposed one at this time. With NHBB and its NHBB-affiliated crop of tournaments...