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by acz13
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Packet Submission discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3856

Re: Packet Submission discussion

Throwing an idea out there because this Discord discussion was the dumbest I've seen in a while. Would having something like a question writing workshop help the demographic of somewhat experienced players but inexperienced writers that the "anti-packet sub"bers on Discord are arguing face a too hig...
by acz13
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 63
Views: 15190

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

Do you think you can add an import from SQBS feature in a future release for easy conversion? Not a programmer, so sorry if I just made an insanely hard suggestion. What is the use case for doing this? It's not necessarily that hard, but I haven't come with a reason to justify the work. Things like...
by acz13
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)
Replies: 19
Views: 8436

Re: 2020 ACF Winter: Global Announcement (November 7)

LeoLaw wrote: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:56 pm Are there any updates on the list of mirrors?
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(Obligatory I'm not associated in any way with ACF, but the forms and fields are linked in the Iowa and OSU mirror announcements in this forum)
by acz13
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes
Replies: 14
Views: 2138

Re: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes

Most of these are good additions to the rules, but there are a couple that seem unnecessarily rigid to me. Specifically, these two: Added Section DX.2.B: "Whether or not a player buzzed before, at, or within less than a syllable after the power mark is a matter of moderator judgment, and is not pro...
by acz13
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes
Replies: 14
Views: 2138

Re: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes

Added Section E.4.A: “For an online tournament, a team shall direct a response to the moderator by prepending “Our answer is” to their answer. Moderators should only consider responses preceded by “Our answer is” or any other phrase designated by the TD. (For example, for a bonus part on Sextus Emp...
by acz13
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: QB Stats+ Browser Extension
Replies: 0
Views: 548

QB Stats+ Browser Extension

Download links: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/qb-stats-plus/ https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/qb-stats+/bmonliomcipdifgfcdimklccompoflbm Spent some time over the past few weeks working on a browser extension to improve the quiz bowl stats viewing experience by adding some n...
by acz13
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IKEA Northeast Announcement (10/24)
Replies: 8
Views: 2051

Re: IKEA Northeast Announcement (10/24)

High Dependency Unit wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:17 pm Can we see the field?
This sheet has fields for all IKEA mirrors (unless something has changed recently, in which case please correct me Will).
by acz13
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 10935

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

I'm becoming more convinced that Zoom tournaments need something other than the Zoom chat to handle buzzes. I was trying my hardest to notice buzzes but Zoom's minimalist chat interface makes it really hard to see them without just taking your eye from the packet every few seconds. A kind of ridicu...
by acz13
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Wider camera requirements for online quiz bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 1201

Re: Wider camera requirements for online quiz bowl

And at almost every event with a camera policy, some people have not been able to have their video on. Are they not going to be allowed to play? So far, no TD I know has been this stringent. But it's worth considering. Especially since "camera off" tends to be contagious. Once people see that it's ...
by acz13
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Wider camera requirements for online quiz bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 1201

Wider camera requirements for online quiz bowl

I originally made a few posts on the Discord about this last week, but in the end decided that the consequences outweighed the drawbacks. After more incidents this past week and encouragement from some Discord posters, I have decided to propose this on the forums to gather feedback. The proposal: Al...
by acz13
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Impossible Lair - Old Videogame Tournament - 9/25/20
Replies: 22
Views: 2280

Re: Impossible Lair - Old Videogame Tournament - 9/26/20

(mentioned this on Discord briefly, but thought it would be better here) Since LIT Northeast is being played during the day next Saturday, is there any chance this tournament could be played at night à la traditional trash side events? I was not aware this tournament existed before last night, so I...
by acz13
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Impossible Lair - Old Videogame Tournament - 9/25/20
Replies: 22
Views: 2280

Re: Impossible Lair - Old Videogame Tournament - 9/26/20

(mentioned this on Discord briefly, but thought it would be better here) Since LIT Northeast is being played during the day next Saturday, is there any chance this tournament could be played at night à la traditional trash side events? I was not aware this tournament existed before last night, so I ...
by acz13
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 10935

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

Addendum to Karan's suggestions. Hopefully someone can test if increasing a channel's bitrate helps with audio cutoff issues; I'm not sure what such testing would look like but I'm more than happy to help anyone who has any test method ideas. My anecdotal experience from running a few Discord server...
by acz13
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Chris Ray vs. Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering | 2006
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Re: Chris Ray vs. Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering | 2006

It has come to my attention that all the audio after the 15:05 mark is missing. This is true of the file hosted on ASU/KAET servers (confirmed through multiple downloads) and is also true when played back through the flash video player present on the website in 2009 when the old URLs are edited to t...
by acz13
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Chris Ray vs. Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering | 2006
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Chris Ray vs. Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering | 2006

It seems it's the time to dig up the lost internet history of Quiz Bowl past. While I was three when this game occurred and wouldn't play quiz bowl for almost a decade, as Mik Larsen noted on Discord: "quizbowl loves to beat Chris Ray jokes into the ground for whatever reason, thus it became part of...
by acz13
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2020)
Replies: 37
Views: 8428

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2020)

I'm headed to Columbia University (CC)!
by acz13
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest.org seems to be down
Replies: 4
Views: 5801

Re: Quinterest.org seems to be down

I would suggest using Raynor's QuizDB.org instead of Quinterest

Due to my inability to read I completely missed that you mentioned quizbug
by acz13
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How Much Do You Study?
Replies: 8
Views: 7626

Re: How Much Do You Study?

Whatever it is, certainly not enough
by acz13
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Help Debugging Human-Computer Cooperation Quiz Bowl Webapp
Replies: 2
Views: 5518

Re: Help Debugging Human-Computer Cooperation Quiz Bowl Weba

Getting a question early that the bot isn't even close to getting right feels good every time :lol:
by acz13
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 106
Views: 59278

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

something like:

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UPDATE tossups SET formatted_text = replace(formatted_text, "(*)</b>)", "(*)</b>");
? Well, with correct field and table names of course :razz:
by acz13
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 106
Views: 59278

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

Oh, and also for some reason all the end power markers look like this:

(*))

for me... I don't think that's how it's supposed to look?
by acz13
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Arguing for a standard packet format v1
Replies: 3
Views: 3399

Re: Arguing for a standard packet format v1

What if you just made a standard quiz bowl packet writer with a standardized YAML format or something

Half the quiz bowl packet PDFs/DOCXs are super bland anyway :lol:
by acz13
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 106
Views: 59278

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

PDF parsing is still screwed up? Almost all of the questions have weird formatting glitches and stuff...
by acz13
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: QuizGuru - Robot that reads random questions to you
Replies: 9
Views: 5553

Re: QuizGuru - Robot that reads random questions to you

The problem is said username/password is the admin user and has edit access to the database...

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DROP TABLE [name of table] anyone?
by acz13
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: QuizGuru - Robot that reads random questions to you
Replies: 9
Views: 5553

Re: QuizGuru - Robot that reads random questions to you

jrachele: I'm not sure the quinterest people would like you leaking the username and password to their MySQL database :lol:

You might want to clone the repository to an SQLite file or something (PM me if you want my dump)
by acz13
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nittany Lion Novice II @ Penn State University (11/12/16)
Replies: 5
Views: 3857

Re: Nittany Lion Novice II @ Penn State University (11/12/16

https://i.imgur.com/IapAeoN.png

(I had some trouble with Milton Hershey and their subs... will update when fixed)