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by bluejay123
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Announcing the Connecticut Quiz Bowl Alliance (CTQBA)
Replies: 3
Views: 1790

Re: Announcing the Connecticut Quiz Bowl Alliance (CTQBA)

Not a suggestion, but I just wanted to say that the web design looks really nice--good work!
by bluejay123
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 18636

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

1. Laughing at inappropriate times at maybe inappropriate material. NASAT 2016, there was a TU on "cervix," that my brother answered, leaving the other team in hysterics. Being the only female in the room, it was pretty unnerving. 2. Moderators blatantly taking sides/favoring one team over the over....
by bluejay123
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 46882

Re: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!

A thought: perhaps people should spend more time worrying about actually learning things and playing quizbowl then whether some person in Kentucky's system has ranked their team a spot or two higher than other teams very far away in drastically different circumstances, most of which they will never...
by bluejay123
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 33321

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

Father Comstock wrote:My bad, I did not know that was banned. I'm genuinely curious though, why haven't the sets been posted?
eh i guess we all try to have lives?

User was tempbanned for three days for blatantly disregarding moderator requests to stop making content-free posts in this thread. -- the Mgmt
by bluejay123
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 40990

Re: Illinois '17-'18

El Salvadoreno wrote:
AGoodMan wrote:Govind is one of the best history players in the nation. Ethan is an FA God
*Sandburg- Aristotle is proving to be a really good player.
is that bro a triplet? if so, yesssss multiples
by bluejay123
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read
Replies: 37
Views: 17884

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

tennessee williams
by bluejay123
Wed May 31, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 45058

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

There was a bonus part on some Chinese road in Round 9 (I think) that seemed intriguing. Do you mind posting it?
by bluejay123
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fundraising for PACE NSC
Replies: 8
Views: 3406

Re: Fundraising for PACE NSC

bretthogan43 wrote:extort money
:party:
by bluejay123
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl Resource Center Blog
Replies: 19
Views: 6071

Re: Quizbowl Resource Center Blog

JakobeanEra wrote:Or maybe people could, like, post stuff about quiz bowl on it?
LOL Myers. Too obvious to be a solution.
by bluejay123
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What keeps you doing quizbowl?
Replies: 25
Views: 10002

Re: Quizbowl?

2. What's the end result of quizbowl for an individual? Sitting at the end of your career, your binary associations fading, your reflexes dulling, your trophies gathering dust If I may politely disagree a bit with this comment for a minute--If quizbowl just gives you books whose pages are left unop...
by bluejay123
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATHENA at Lexington (MA) HS (4/1/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 6710

Re: ATHENA at Lexington (MA) HS (4/1/17)

19.prasadm wrote: The purpose of the tournament is to promote female involvement in quiz bowl.
YES!
by bluejay123
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What keeps you doing quizbowl?
Replies: 25
Views: 10002

Re: Quizbowl?

Back when I was playing high school quizbowl, it often felt like I was swimming against the current when I was studying for quizbowl. Yeah, I guess this is kind of what I mean. Lots of input, little output in the sense that although you may win points, tossups, or games, you still feel like your fe...
by bluejay123
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What keeps you doing quizbowl?
Replies: 25
Views: 10002

Re: Quizbowl?

2. What's the end result of quizbowl for an individual? What is all the knowledge one amasses for? This may not be what you wanted to hear, but for me personally, there is no end result. There is no purpose to amassing all of this random knowledge except that I wanted to. I found it interesting and...
by bluejay123
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What keeps you doing quizbowl?
Replies: 25
Views: 10002

What keeps you doing quizbowl?

Lately I've been contemplating a lot of stuff related to quizbowl. Quitting has been one of them. And it's not due to the people. Rather, it's due to the mentality it reinforces into an individual. It pits you, a fallible human being, against perfection, or someone else's writing. And in a sense, at...
by bluejay123
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza
Replies: 46
Views: 16294

Re: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza

Bubalus Period wrote:you could have written these for brad for MONEY
:) :party:
by bluejay123
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Winners Posted
Replies: 14
Views: 9655

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

Great Bustard wrote:The nominating committee consisted of Niki Peters, Raynell Cooper, and David Madden.
And it's the National QUIZBOWL Awards? Kind of confused on how the nominating committee of NHBB folks extends to the entire realm of quizbowl, but ok.
by bluejay123
Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ReadIT - an audio quizbowl reader
Replies: 10
Views: 7132

Re: ReadIT - an audio quizbowl reader

It could maybe even be used in tournaments, as then you won't need a moderator who is necessarily good at reading -- all they will need to do is play the audio and make sure the answer is correct (and pause the audio when someone buzzes). It seems like a good idea to me, but a lot of work is requir...
by bluejay123
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 31710

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

the return of AHAN wrote:
bluejay123 wrote:What was the resolution to this?
Of what? As Mr. Madden mentioned, Livermore Valley Charter was booted from the tourney.
Sorry; I meant the resolution to the tie.
by bluejay123
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 31710

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

Edit: also what's with renaming every aspect of the game itself? Calling something an "all-buzz" instead of a tossup or whatever does nothing but distance this particular event from everything else in the quizbowl world. Yeah that's what I was wondering. Like if you really want the MS kids to have ...
by bluejay123
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 26738

Re: 2016 nAC

Father Comstock wrote:3000 dollar winning prize
Lucky...
by bluejay123
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 53162

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

Condensation reaction means the production of water as a reaction product.
Dehydration synthesis is the addition of two substances to form a substance and water, both as reaction products.
Thus, condensation reaction = dehydration synthesis.
by bluejay123
Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Studying Geography
Replies: 8
Views: 5519

Re: Studying Geography

cchiego wrote:If you try to study geography solely through old questions, you're likely going to be disappointed and frustrated with the lack of results and the seemingly boring memorization of named things.
Totally.
by bluejay123
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Studying Geography
Replies: 8
Views: 5519

Re: Studying Geography

Ok, so I'm not a geography player, per se, but I'll give you a few tips. Alex Sankaran's post was obviously really in depth and awesome to a point that I can't replicate here but... 1) Know the major cities of the world really well and in really really really immaculate detail. There's not going to ...
by bluejay123
Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 53162

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

Isn't mentioning six carbons in the hexanoic acid bonus a slight giveaway?
by bluejay123
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 53162

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the bonuses on esters?
by bluejay123
Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 53162

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

Although the question content was fine, I was wondering the reasoning behind writing tossups on Jean Valjean's alter egos, the JFK assassination rifle and the Green Jacket at Augusta National. Personally, I thought that the packet in whatever round the above questions were in was not the best; kind...
by bluejay123
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 53162

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

Also may I please see the tossup on the Vietnam War and being amphoteric?
by bluejay123
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 53162

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood tossup?
by bluejay123
Tue May 31, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 53162

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

2016 HSNCT round 10 wrote: answer: colon
break;
by bluejay123
Tue May 31, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 53162

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

Urech hydantoin synthesis wrote:Could I see the tossup on colon (in computer science)? The Java clue seemed potentially inaccurate.
I negged semicolon on that... it was pretty tragic
by bluejay123
Mon May 30, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 53162

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

Can I just say that I loved the tu on turning the lights out (specifically referencing The Glass Menagerie)
by bluejay123
Thu May 26, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Launch of IHBB India
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

Re: Launch of IHBB India

Here are some travel tips based on personal experience. 1) Be aware that it is India, so the noise and constant swarm of people will be unavoidable. 2) Dress really conservatively in Southern India-- I think the north tends to be a little more relaxed. Meaning, long pants and long sleeves (at least ...
by bluejay123
Wed May 25, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2016 US Academic Bee and Bowl Nationals
Replies: 14
Views: 6494

Re: US Academic Bee and Bowl Nationals

raffi_-_c-a-n-a-d-a.mp3 wrote:
Great Bustard wrote: The prize money will remain at at least $10,000 at Nationals
:w-hat:

Prize money at a middle school tournament? Woah...
true though...
by bluejay123
Wed May 25, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2016 US Academic Bee and Bowl Nationals
Replies: 14
Views: 6494

Re: US Academic Bee and Bowl Nationals

On the idea of elementary school quizbowl; Feel free to comment as necessary: 1) What do first graders really know is the question? I feel like the limited knowledge they possess is not enough to write a multitude of tournaments on them. 2) I'm good with targeting the 5th/6th graders, but I feel tha...
by bluejay123
Tue May 24, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank! (incl. HS teams at college tourneys)
Replies: 44
Views: 19072

Re: Help with HSQBRank! (incl. HS teams at college tourneys)

bird bird bird bird bird wrote:Prelim stats should have accurate ppb. (A couple of playoff games don't have tossup data entered, throwing off the listed ppb.)
Yeah, the stats for SAGACITY were a bit messed up...
by bluejay123
Wed May 04, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 32494

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

On the USHB stats, I noticed that Rohan Hegde's name was incorrectly entered as Hedge.
by bluejay123
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 32494

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

I really enjoyed the playoffs point system-- I felt that it rewarded knowledge in the form of the whole sequential point system thing. Although, I felt that the neg 1 at the end of the question (when the moderator had finished) was a bit harsh and discouraged educated guessing... The USGO written te...
by bluejay123
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 32494

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

J. Young wrote:In the set for the JV Bowl finals there was a tossup with mostly repeated clues from the 2014 Bee Nats set.
Yeah, I totally agree with Justin's point. Also, the bee playoffs for 2016 has questions dangerously close in subject matter to those in 2015.
by bluejay123
Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National History Bee, USHB, USGO Deadline Now 11:59 EDT 4/13
Replies: 2
Views: 1743

Re: National History Bee, USHB, USGO Deadline Now 11:59 EDT

Mr. Madden: After reading the updated rules for the USHB and the Bee, I was just wondering what your reasoning was in changing the rules. Personally, (and I don't want/intend this to come off as rude; I respect you and everything that you are trying to promote) I feel that the new rules may lead to ...
by bluejay123
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Starting a new Quizbowl Team
Replies: 9
Views: 5228

Re: Starting a new Quizbowl Team

Lexington HS in Mass already has both a QB team and an NHBB team, no?