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by meebles127
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Using the "View Server as Role" Feature on Discord to Eliminate Logistical Errors
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Using the "View Server as Role" Feature on Discord to Eliminate Logistical Errors

Discord recently introduced a feature that allows you to view the server as a given role or role(s). This was announced pretty quietly so I'm writing this mostly to raise awareness and show its usefulness. I strongly suggest that all TDs who manually set up their tournaments use this feature to ensu...
by meebles127
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Using Carl-Bot to Assign People to Teams for Discord Tournaments
Replies: 0
Views: 483

Using Carl-Bot to Assign People to Teams for Discord Tournaments

After using Carl-Bot for the 2020 Internet Charity Tournament, I started looking into different applications of the bot. This post is a step-by-step guide on how to use Carl-Bot to set up reaction roles to assign people to teams for Discord tournaments. This should give tournament directors the oppo...
by meebles127
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)
Replies: 55
Views: 11035

Re: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)

(not to mention mandatory cameras) to replicate the in-person experience as well as possible. Anyway, if an internet connection is too unreliable to support a camera (which was claimed in this thread) ... then consider upgrading your internet? Or: don't play online quizbowl, at least not competitiv...
by meebles127
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro Date Claim for 2020-2021
Replies: 20
Views: 3332

Re: DC Metro Date Claim for 2020-2021

I would like to tentatively claim January 16 for my mirror of ERIS. This is to be hosted independent of my affiliation, given the ongoing pandemic. This tournament will also be hosted online given the state of the world unless things change in the next few months. I will, however, be restricting the...
by meebles127
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Tri-State Area Date Claims 2020-2021
Replies: 14
Views: 2096

Re: Tri-State Area Date Claims 2020-2021

Well, expect a lot of Sunday tournaments, then... The ACT and SAT are not going to schedule around quizbowl. Why should quizbowl, which already has to worry about making sure it spaces out events enough to not conflict with an existing quizbowl tournament, have to worry about the ACT or SAT unless ...
by meebles127
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 10538

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

A word on discord video:

If you right-click on others' faces in the gallery, you are able to select "mute video" (or something very similar) which will make their video feed unviewable to your screen. This could be used by those with slower connections to hopefully make things easier for them.
by meebles127
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: On HS Teams Without Coaches
Replies: 68
Views: 7545

Re: On HS Teams Without Coaches

Ben Dillon wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:06 pm
Ozymandias314 wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:56 pm For what it's worth Basil's team also has an official adult coach.
I guess it's worth asking: Has anyone ever filed a complaint with that person?
It's also worth noting that the official coach was not involved at most tournaments they attended.
by meebles127
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity
Replies: 15
Views: 4054

Re: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity

I have decided to try to run this event in-person, at 2021 Nationals Events, if they happen. Which specific events are to be determined later in the year/what we know about if they are happening. If they do not happen due to the pandemic this event will either be run online or at summer side event w...
by meebles127
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 5181

Re: [TW: Sexual Harassment] Harassment in the THAT Online Quizbowl Discord

This is a list of suggestions from the Discord server about what we can do going forward. These are copy/pasted straight from the chat with some additional context added where necessary. I'll be making another post in the near future about my own thoughts on the issue, but here is a list of ideas th...
by meebles127
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity
Replies: 15
Views: 4054

Re: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity

If you would like your thoughts taken into consideration with regard to this project moving forward, please respond to the survey by 2359 TONIGHT. I will be making a decision On the 11th or 12th.
by meebles127
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity
Replies: 15
Views: 4054

Re: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity

Sorry, it took more than a week to respond to the reply above this post. Life has been hectic and quizbowl has not been at the top of my priority list. Due to COVID-19, Vanity Insanity was not able to happen as originally planned. I have been hesitant to allow an online mirror to occur but I will co...
by meebles127
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 10538

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

I just can't wait for there to be a Discord Video tournament, as I believe there is to be soon. For 2 months or so I've heard idle speculation about Discord video and how it'll perform well for tournaments, and yet no one seems to have thought to run a proper tournament using it. Will be very inter...
by meebles127
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity
Replies: 15
Views: 4054

Re: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity

As of right now, I am pushing back the submission deadline to July 17th. Considering the global health situation I am still trying to decide what to do with the tournament which I will do within a week. Please stay tuned.
by meebles127
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro Date Claim for 2020-2021
Replies: 20
Views: 3332

Re: Tentative Date Claim for 2020-2021

Scone wrote: Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:05 pm It appears that November 20th is already reserved for the TJIAT.
TJ and CS have traditionally run tournaments on the same day, and considering that TJ is over 4 hours away from CS this has not been an issue historically, so there's no need to worry about this, Samir.
by meebles127
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12462

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

Vaughan et. al's "Untitled East Asia" packet is now on the archives under the "2020 Internet Charity Tournament" entry.
by meebles127
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro Date Claim for 2020-2021
Replies: 20
Views: 3332

Re: Tentative Date Claim for 2020-2021

Important Bird Area wrote: Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:31 pm I archived the 2019-20 date claim and made this one sticky.

I don't think forum admins have the power to adjust the order of posts within a thread (but would welcome a correction from the other forum staff if we do!)
Forums staff were able to adjust things last year.
by meebles127
Sat May 30, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12462

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

All readings of Vaughan's et. al's "Untitled East Asia" packet have been completed and the packet will be uploaded to the "2020 Internet Charity Tournament" entry on the archives shortly.

And again, thanks to all who donated and had fun at this event. Stay safe, y'all.

edited for clarity.
by meebles127
Wed May 27, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 10538

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

The Main room in each zoom call needs to have one person active there at all times to troubleshoot people who cut out during games, replace moderators who cut out, etc. This increases staffing demand, but for a tournament like ACF fall there would be excess club members around anyways. Nothing ment...
by meebles127
Wed May 13, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SUN HS Only Closed Discord Mirror [May 3]
Replies: 6
Views: 2375

Re: SUN HS Only Closed Discord Mirror [May 3]

Stats are up, but there is some error with a round not being reported that I don't fully understand.

Once my semester is over, I will figure out, and fix this. I apologize for any inconvenience, but this is not my highest priority right now.

If you find any other stats errors do let me know.
by meebles127
Fri May 08, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)
Replies: 49
Views: 5801

Re: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)

You know, I'm curious. If this were to happen I'd love to see some type of score bug implemented for the hypothetical live stream to give it a better look. I volunteer to at least help figure out how to get a score bug to work, and perhaps other logistical aspects, contingent on the date.
by meebles127
Sun May 03, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SUN HS Only Closed Discord Mirror [May 3]
Replies: 6
Views: 2375

Re: SUN HS Only Closed Discord Mirror [May 3]

This tournament happened today without a hitch. Georgetown Day School A won the tournament without the need for a final. Stats will be posted either Monday or Tuesday. If you would like to discuss the set, please make a request to join the private discussion forum. I'd like to give a special thank y...
by meebles127
Sun May 03, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 10538

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

So I've been doing a lot of testing and playing around with Discord Video chatting and it seems that large video chats in Discord servers actually work quite well. Once I get my school work and other obligations are under control I am planning to test this with some scrimmages and write up a report ...
by meebles127
Sat May 02, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SUN HS Only Closed Discord Mirror [May 3]
Replies: 6
Views: 2375

Re: SUN HS Only Closed Discord Mirror [May 3]

The field is now locked at 18.

The tournament will start tomorrow morning at 10 AM EDT. If you have not joined the server yet, please do so. If you have not received a link please contact me for a link.

The schedule can be found here.
by meebles127
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity
Replies: 15
Views: 4054

Re: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity

Writers have been emailed a survey. If you are writing for Vanity Insanity please check your inbox and fill out the surveys in the email. If you are writing for this set but did not receive an email from me, please reach out to me.
by meebles127
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Discord Tournament Assistant
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Re: Discord Tournament Assistant

This is an idea I've had for a long time and am so happy that it exists. This will remove a significant amount of the tedious bull :capybara: that goes into making Discord tournaments happen. Thanks so much for putting forth the effort to make this happen.
by meebles127
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SUN HS Only Closed Discord Mirror [May 3]
Replies: 6
Views: 2375

Re: SUN HS Only Closed Discord Mirror [May 3]

The field has been expanded to 20 and teams have been pulled off the waitlist. This is a hard field cap and any teams who add themselves to the waitlist will only be removed in the event of a drop.
by meebles127
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity
Replies: 15
Views: 4054

Re: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity

I have decided that due to the events that have taken place over the last several weeks that there will not be an online mirror of Vanity Insanity held over the summer. It is very likely there will not be an online mirror of Vanity Insanity at all. I apologize to anyone who was looking forward to pl...
by meebles127
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Statistics Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2463

Re: Statistics Questions

As someone who knows a lot more about statistics than pure math, but does not have any significant question-writing experience, I want to ask about statistics' role in higher-level quizbowl. I remember NAQT-written Scholastic Bowl questions containing a significant amount of prob/stats content at a...
by meebles127
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12462

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

All of the packets, save for the East Asia packet Tyler asked that I withhold temporarily, have been submitted for upload to the archives.
by meebles127
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12462

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

A month of planning followed by 2 days, 6 rooms, 38 packets and writers, 49 moderators, 122 individual readings, 205 unique players, 898 individual toss-ups, and 3055 toss-ups heard later, the 2020 Internet Charity Tournament has concluded. I would like to give a huge thank you to everyone who came ...
by meebles127
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12462

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

A few people have asked for scoresheets from today. Linked below is the folder with the scoresheets from Day 1 of ICT. Some of the tabs aren't labeled with the names of the packets but they are all labeled with the time that they were read. If you need to reference the time please see the schedule. ...
by meebles127
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12462

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

Thank you so much to everyone for coming out today to participate in the first half of the Internet Charity Tournament. We ran on time pretty much all day, had very few technical snafus, and it was a great experience for all involved. We'll be back tomorrow at 10 AM for more fun to round out the wee...
by meebles127
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12462

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

Just a thing to note. An @Mod Powers role has been made in addition to the room roles. This allows mods to see the mod channel and rooms. Like the other roles, you can only hold one role at any given time. Finally, if a player uses the "mod" role during a round when they are not a mod, they will be ...
by meebles127
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12462

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

Just a few notes:

We're still in need of readers in some spaces, please consider signing up for a few packets!

Please send me your packet by 8 AM Eastern on the day it will be read. Please email this to egunter127 AT Gmail DOT com
by meebles127
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12462

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

Here's the link to join the Discord server for this weekend's Internet Charity Tournament.

https://discord.gg/SmE75W8
by meebles127
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12462

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

Is this be going to run all on the same Discord? I'm assuming that's the case - how will you handle preventing people from seeing other rooms? Assuming this isn't operating on some honor system, you will need to create specific roles with permissions for each room and for each packet, which would b...
by meebles127
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12462

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

FYI you can't sign up to just be a donor; you have to select at least one session. Oops, good catch. Just sign up for Taylor's packet since that's the most popular and we're running five rooms no matter what 😂 no compulsion to attend! I just hit one, forget which. Just hit me up with donation detai...
by meebles127
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Discord Links/Help
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: Discord Links/Help

This is a link to the high school quizbowl server - discord.gg/CSRgz53
This is a link to the main quizbowl server - discord.gg/T4nYsCq
by meebles127
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 28
Views: 2889

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

Stained Diviner wrote: Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:29 am Now it's my turn to make a request. Can somebody create an article on Discord? Give a basic description of what the quizbowl community uses it for and provide some links.
I'll work on tackling this.
by meebles127
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity
Replies: 15
Views: 4054

Re: Vanity Insanity: A Guerrilla Secret Santa Event for Charity

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, I've had to make some decisions regarding Vanity Insanity. As it currently stands I still plan to make this event happen, however, I am moving back the writing deadline to July 5th because my out of the country travel has been canceled. Additionally, this will make...
by meebles127
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12462

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

This is a reminder that if you want your registration to be considered in schedule optimization you must submit the form by midnight pacific time on Sunday, March 29. Registrations after this time will be accepted but will not be considered in schedule optimization.
by meebles127
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 28
Views: 2889

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

I've suggested this elsewhere but I believe that the buzzer systems thread needs an overhaul. It's extremely outdated and that is what lead me to write my buzzer systems thread last year. I'm more than willing to update this page to help teams get strong and durable buzzer systems in their hands I ...
by meebles127
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 28
Views: 2889

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

I've suggested this elsewhere but I believe that the buzzer systems thread needs an overhaul. It's extremely outdated and that is what lead me to write my buzzer systems thread last year. I'm more than willing to update this page to help teams get strong and durable buzzer systems in their hands
by meebles127
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12462

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th)

Responses to the player signup form for the Internet Charity Tournament should be done by midnight PST on March 29. Responses are still welcome after this date but those responses will not be incorporated into the planning for this tournament.
by meebles127
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: QBWiki
Replies: 6
Views: 1215

Re: QBWiki

QBWiki was one of the first things I stumbled across when I started playing quizbowl and the biggest thing I can suggest updating is the buzzer systems page. It's extremely outdated and that is what led to me writing my buzzer systems thread last year.
by meebles127
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SUN HS Only Closed Discord Mirror [May 3]
Replies: 6
Views: 2375

Re: SUN HS Only Closed Discord Mirror [May 3]

The field has been expanded to 12 and teams have been pulled off the waitlist. Any additional registrations will be placed on the waitlist.
by meebles127
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12462

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th)

t-bar wrote: Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:53 pm
meebles127 wrote: Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:47 pm Here is the form to signup to participate as a PLAYER in the 2020 Internet Charity Tournament.
Should we be able to select multiple packets on the second page? I don't see how to.
This has been fixed.
by meebles127
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12462

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th)

Here is the form to signup to participate as a PLAYER in the 2020 Internet Charity Tournament. Please note that only the names of writers are included on the form due to space constraints. Please refer to the spreadsheet, which can be found here, for information about the content of packets. Please...
by meebles127
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12462

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th)

I have locked the spreadsheet. Any writers that did not confirm their participation by including their email address on the spreadsheet will not be included in the event. No exceptions will be made. An email will be sent out to writers this week and a survey will be posted today for players interest...