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by TheScientists
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll: RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 35
Views: 5121

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll

This is far from a complete list, but they definitely deserve some more recognition: Eshaan Vakil - I'm frankly surprised he's only been mentioned once (big ups to fellow Chargers fan Arthur), but he's straight up one of the best history-based generalists out there. He's also p good with scaling up,...
by TheScientists
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: CALISTO Academic Tournament (Discord, March 22nd) [TX Only]
Replies: 6
Views: 1442

Re: CALISTO Academic Tournament (Discord, March 21st/TX-ONLY)

Field Update (as of 3/15/2020): TAG Magnet (2 Teams) Plano West (2 Teams) St. Marks (2 Teams) Coppell Strake Jesuit The new Google Form for signup is linked here. Unfortunately due to CALISTO's insistence on having "regional online mirrors", attempting to get irl events hosted during a pandemic, and...
by TheScientists
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: CALISTO Academic Tournament (Discord, March 22nd) [TX Only]
Replies: 6
Views: 1442

Re: CALISTO Academic Tournament (Discord, March 21st)\

Why is the fee for this tournament so high? $60 fees are the standards for college sets, where the mirror fees are $40+. I don't see the need to charge such a high amount for a high school set like CALISTO with a $10 mirror fee. WAIT Online is $60 per team BHSAT Online (TU only) is $75 per team JBB...
by TheScientists
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Ideal Host Cities for a Nationals Event
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Ideal Host Cities for a Nationals Event

I've spitballed ideas on Discord for ideal host cities for a Nationals-level tournament (HSNCT, NSC, NHBB, etc.). While the events mentioned above all have set plans for future hosts, I feel we can find more places that could potentially be used by these organizations. The first iteration of this li...
by TheScientists
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Looking for Host for 2020 NASAT Main Site
Replies: 6
Views: 6855

Re: IQBT Looking for Host for 2020 NASAT Main Site

Is there a possibility down the line to host a NASAT outside of Ohio?
Columbus is definitely a more ideal site compared to Lexington, however air travel there is quite expensive for West Coast teams.
by TheScientists
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set
Replies: 18
Views: 3035

Re: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set

Is there any way to send an automated direct message to players upon joining the Discord server? Making clarifications about packet security before they post would be a good way to make sure there aren't any slip-ups (although of course this wouldn't account for malicious behavior). Yeah, Dynobot a...
by TheScientists
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set
Replies: 18
Views: 3035

Re: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set

This may be slightly unrelated, but for those working on housewrite sets:
Don't use Google Drive. Use a proper system like QEMS or Packetizor.

It's much harder for a rogue writer or editor to retaliate by leaking a massive majority of a set using a question management system.
by TheScientists
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State, 2017 Edition
Replies: 30
Views: 20284

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State, 2017 Edition

TheScientists wrote: Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:16 am Irvine being the last one to seemingly go missing after 2018
Alright, looks like I was mistaken. Irvine HS did play in a tournament last year and have signed up for a tournament this year.
by TheScientists
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: EFT High School Discord Open Mirror 1/19
Replies: 4
Views: 1378

Re: EFT High School Discord Open Mirror 1/19

As a player in this tournament, I'd first off want to thank Karan, Karsten, and the mods for making this event an awesome and fun tournament. Shoutout to the people who created EFT on making a very stellar set. In a 3-way tie for the top, "Say SoCal LUL One More Time, I Dare You" wins by having the ...
by TheScientists
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Call for Editors - MAGIC (2020 HS Set) [Suspended Indefinitely]
Replies: 10
Views: 1829

Re: Call for Editors - MAGIC (2020 HS Set)

Am I high or did the initial announcement disappear?
by TheScientists
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Call for Editors - MAGIC (2020 HS Set) [Suspended Indefinitely]
Replies: 10
Views: 1829

Re: Call for Editors - MAGIC (2020 HS Set)

entropy wrote: Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:03 pm Why is there so much Geography?
That and why the massive imbalance between World and US Geography?
Also - what does 1/1 military entail?
by TheScientists
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing IACQBank
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

Re: IACQBank Shutdown

Hi everyone, Unfortunately, IACQBank no longer exists. This is due to IAC not authorizing third-party projects involving their questions, which is reasonable and I do not have any disagreement with the policy. Regardless of the unfortunate news, I want to thank everyone for their feedback and suppor...
by TheScientists
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State, 2017 Edition
Replies: 30
Views: 20284

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State, 2017 Edition

SoCal is still going relatively strong and has been aided by the major flip of the San Diego City Academic League to full pyramidal questions and scoring. Yet Orange County, Los Angeles, and the assorted suburbs as well as many rural counties just have basically nothing or are overrun by Academic D...
by TheScientists
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Protobowl VS NAQT Science Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1376

Re: Protobowl VS NAQT Science Questions

Quizbug2 is an exquisite option if you want an interactive reader for questions from QuizDB. If you'd like a more protobowl-like experience, I'd recommending using Betterbowl (which also pulls from QuizDB). It's currently still in a beta-phase, but it is a functional program and is useful. https://b...
by TheScientists
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2019-20 Discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 6168

Re: Southern California 2019-20 Discussion

Josh's and Rohan's analysis are very, very on point. The SoCal circuit this year is quite competitive and strong. I felt I should highlight the current progress of some teams that were part of the Misc. category in Josh's original tier list. Olympian: Olympian has definitely had some rough performan...
by TheScientists
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying Current Events
Replies: 12
Views: 2152

Re: Studying Current Events

Hey y’all, I want to improve on Current Events but studying it is like reading somebody’s inside jokes and not understanding the backstory. Any way to fix that, and just get a better grip on what’s going on? I personally recommend Wikipedia as the best way to know CE if you want an expansive look. ...
by TheScientists
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing IACQBank
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

Announcing IACQBank

Hi everyone! I'm really excited to announce the public release of IACQBank v1.0! What is IACQBank? IACQBank is an archive of as many publicly available questions produced by IAC in one convenient place. IACQBank lets you search for questions along with navigating through the archive. IACQBank Featur...
by TheScientists
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: [SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY] STACKS - Call for Editors (Nats Level, 2020-21)
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Re: STACKS - Call for Editors (Nats Level, 2020-21)

Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode wrote: Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:22 am Hey, not to try to criticize this project before it happens, but aren’t you the kid we had to repeatedly tell not to try running an online event on recycled NHBB questions?
Yes. I learned from my mistakes regarding NHBB Online, and won't ever do it again.
by TheScientists
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: [SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY] STACKS - Call for Editors (Nats Level, 2020-21)
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

[SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY] STACKS - Call for Editors (Nats Level, 2020-21)

Hi everyone, this is a call for editors for S ystematic T ransitional A cademic C ollegiate K nowledge S et ( STACKS ), an HS-Nats level housewrite set expected to be available for mirrors in the 2020-21 season. Production details: UPDATE (12/23/2019): This project is suspended indefinitely. We are ...
by TheScientists
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 7296

Re: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors

This set is written entirely by me, Nicholas Zhang from Teterboro, and the editing of the set will be based on rigorous playtesting and feedback by a team of highly experienced college students and high school graduates: Felix Wang, Anson Berns, Mazin Omer, Jamie Faeder, Will Yaeger, Jason Lewis, M...
by TheScientists
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Preseason Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 6858

Re: Preseason Discussion

Two teams that have been immensely underrated and deserve to be mentioned: Greenhill The Greenhill A team went 8-5 (tied for 49th) at the 2019 HSNCT, led by freshmen Gokulan Anand and Josh Rubel. Gokulan is a wicked literature player and Josh is a solid history and sports player. Shruti Siva and Jud...
by TheScientists
Thu May 30, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: SoCal QB Discord
Replies: 2
Views: 3721

Re: SoCal QB Discord

Thanks for letting me know!
Updated link: https://discord.gg/wWDCdxH
by TheScientists
Tue May 28, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: SoCal QB Discord
Replies: 2
Views: 3721

SoCal QB Discord

Hey everyone!
We have a Discord server for SoCal QB players and enthusiasts!
Link here: https://discord.gg/jY9tEZ
(Everyone is welcome, discussion is more centered around the SoCal QB circuit.)
by TheScientists
Fri May 24, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2019-20 Discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 6168

Southern California 2019-20 Discussion

The 2018-19 season is coming to an end soon, and to (hopefully) increase hype for the SoCal circuit, here's the thread for the 2019-20 SoCal season season for things that don't pertain to scheduling.
by TheScientists
Fri May 24, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2019-2020 Scheduling Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 6417

Re: Southern California 2019-2020 Scheduling Discussion

On another note - how many HSNCT qualifying events will be in SoCal?
by TheScientists
Fri May 24, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2019-2020 Scheduling Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 6417

Re: Southern California 2019-2020 Scheduling Discussion

We also should try to have 3 NHBB tournaments this season with one in OC, SD, and LA. Regarding having 3 NHBB events, would the OC event be running B Set, or C Set? My two cents here, but an OC event isn't really gonna be ideal to have simply cause the "local" OC circuit is pretty miniscule compare...
by TheScientists
Sun May 19, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Running Club Meetings
Replies: 10
Views: 10411

Re: Running Club Meetings

Hey! It's great to see that you're taking charge when it comes to improving your school's QB team. For your first question, try to have a short break during practice (say a 5-minute break for an hour practice session) in order to essentially "push" the side conversations away from serious practice t...
by TheScientists
Mon May 13, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: NAQT IS/HS Level Math
Replies: 5
Views: 5036

Re: NAQT IS/HS Level Math

Both.
by TheScientists
Mon May 13, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: NAQT IS/HS Level Math
Replies: 5
Views: 5036

NAQT IS/HS Level Math

I'm new to doing quizbowl (I've only done NHBB to date), and I'm beginning my QB grind. How should I approach to prepping Math?
by TheScientists
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 17143

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

weissnichtwo9 wrote: Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:47 am ...shoddily-written tossups created from Ameya’s notes, and plagiarized questions. I took one look at it and described it as something that belongs in the Hadean Eon (I might have been overly harsh with that)
Nah - I'd say it was justified. They were really badly written.
by TheScientists
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 17143

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

Gae Bulg wrote: Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:16 am Have you considered that you committed plagiarism not only by failing to cite your sources, but by blatantly ripping off previous questions and attempting to make cute edits to them to make them "original" in the first place?
yes
by TheScientists
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: Books & Material
Replies: 2
Views: 4920

Re: Books & Material

It's already too late in your scenario (sorry about that!) - but I'd also like to mention that search engines like QuizDB are also a great resource for last minute stuff. YouTube channels like Kings & Generals, Extra Credits, and Historia Civilis are also great last-minute things to binge or play in...
by TheScientists
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 17143

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

Here was my main plan for NHBB Online: Have a tournament with "compilation" packets where we'd collect a bunch of previous tossups and make relevant and normal edits to them to prevent them from cheating and whatnot. I also had the idea of throwing in some housewrites too. I promoted it on the Disco...
by TheScientists
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: Past Bee Nationals results
Replies: 2
Views: 5829

Re: Past Bee Nationals results

They seem to be working as of right now.
https://www.historybowl.com/nationals/past-results/
by TheScientists
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 17143

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

Whatever plan I had with using the IS-level set we're working on has already been ceased I do not plan on doing a "tournament" for it
by TheScientists
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 17143

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

Final Results: 1st Place - Sam Brochin 2nd Place - Conor Thompson 3rd Place - Nate Rybner, Aadit Juneja, Alan Wu, Steven Wang And if you are wondering, the finals were a 15 TU packet. Do I plan on ever hosting a Discord Tournament like this? Well yes, but but I'll probably just go for only housewrit...
by TheScientists
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 17143

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

Due to time constraints - we will be using older, obscure packets for the WC and finals game in order to not cause further delay.
Due to this - we will not upload any packets publicly.
Thank you for understanding!
by TheScientists
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 17143

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

A few clarifications: - I just want to make clear that NHBB/IHBB has no affiliation or endorsement of the event. (This has been put in the first lines of the registration form and in the Discord server) - I have made shortsighted decisions as to the creation of the first packet and clues in specific...
by TheScientists
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 17143

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

And yes - the other 88 questions are housewrites. So will the Wildcard packet and Finals packet.
by TheScientists
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 17143

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

I probably should put a public clarficiation. Based off of IHBB/NHBB packets is defined as basing our housewrites from the rossups tyles and type of topics that you would expect at an IHBB/NHBB match. Out of the 90 tossups we wrote, only 2 were direct copies and we redacted those 2 in the copies tha...
by TheScientists
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 17143

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

The preliminary tournament has been wrapped up! Results are attached here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TzFZpStVd2OCM_X_GF01_ixPz95kzRUF7pYePRLWnNI/edit?usp=sharing The playoffs will be on Monday, April 22nd @ 6PM PST on the Discord Server (link above). The Wildcard game will be at the sa...
by TheScientists
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 17143

2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

We will be hosting a Discord Tournament based off of NHBB/IHBB packets on 4/18/2019 @ 4:30PM PST.
Sign-up here: https://forms.gle/qD6oWqwH3jQM14dz9
Join the tournament center after sign-up here: https://discord.gg/Qre5bjT

Let me know if you have any questions!
Thanks
by TheScientists
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: NHBB on Discord
Replies: 1
Views: 4645

NHBB on Discord

Hey everyone!
We have an "un-official" Discord server for NHBB discussion.
Link here: https://discord.gg/rGhj97Z
by TheScientists
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Haven't recieved my NAQT Account Activation E-Mail
Replies: 1
Views: 1670

Haven't recieved my NAQT Account Activation E-Mail

I haven't recieved my NAQT Account Activation E-mail. I registered a day ago, and have not recieved anything. I contacted NAQT (at [email protected] and [email protected]) and haven't recieved any response.
What should I do? Should I delete my account and make a new one?