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by whatamidoinghere
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 127192

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I firstlined the BHSAT 2019 tossup on "The Buddha" cause I remembered that in Cartoon History of the Universe, the Buddha eating pork was a repeated thing that happened.
by whatamidoinghere
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 3062

Re: Preseason Discussion

With the graduation of Sharath Narayan, the James Clemens quizbowl team has fallen off the radar, however I think this year's team could make an insane run. The entire Liberty MS squad that went 4th at the 2019 MSNCT all join James Clemens this year. Expect Ethan Xu (History), Yuti Das (Literature)...
by whatamidoinghere
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 3062

Re: Preseason Discussion

Also I'd like to mention a very good team which was somehow left out of this post, which is Westview from SoCal. Shahar is very good at literature, and his team was better than their HSNCT rank (see: they beat Stevenson and went 8-2 in the prelims).
by whatamidoinghere
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 3062

Re: Preseason Discussion

I would like to second the "Blair is scary" idea. Not only do they have 2 of the top 5 science players in the country, they are very good at all the subjects. They're in contention for HSNCT at the very least (in my opinion)
by whatamidoinghere
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 16535

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

what were the conversion stats for Ngugi and Ninja questions?
by whatamidoinghere
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 16535

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Can we see the conversion stats for the Jonas Brothers bonus in round 7? (it was the first bonus)
by whatamidoinghere
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 16535

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the conversion stats for the "Mexico" question in Round 5 and the Robinson question in round 1?
by whatamidoinghere
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards [WINNERS ANNOUNCED]
Replies: 34
Views: 8037

Re: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards

With the inundation of DC metro area players who should be in this poll, I'd like to vouch for some non-DC Metro Area players. Karan Gurazada is very strong in both history and science (his ILLIAC and Penn Bowl stats show he can scale up probably the best of any HS science player). He should be in y...
by whatamidoinghere
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to build "stamina"
Replies: 14
Views: 4713

Re: How to build "stamina"

Going off of diet advice, I have seen that a breakfast with more fats and protein would last me longer in the morning than a sugary cereal breakfast. In addition, eat something like cheese or a snack with protein and fat in order to keep the energy much more long-lasting compared to carbs and sugars
by whatamidoinghere
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 10112

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

This is one of the few posts I'm making here, so here goes: 1) Ameya was warned many times that his plan wasn't good, and we told him he shouldn't have run it on stolen questions. However, he decided to do it anyway. 2) In addition, Ameya has attempted to use another set written by a couple of middl...
by whatamidoinghere
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sacramento Winter HS Tournament (Jan 12)
Replies: 2
Views: 1681

Re: Sacramento Winter HS Tournament (Jan 12)

Seeing as many Bay Area teams would like to play this set, as it is one of the few HSNCT qualifiers available in NorCal, it would feel just if there was another tournament run on this set which is run in the Bay Area.
by whatamidoinghere
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to Buzz Faster
Replies: 12
Views: 5055

Re: How to Buzz Faster

While in my past I used to hold the box buzzer with two hands and use my thumb to buzz, I realized this year that I could be much more relaxed and win more buzzer races by using my index finger. I would recommend placing the box buzzer on a table and using your index finger to buzz. I have also noti...
by whatamidoinghere
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 22368

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

On the note of incomplete pictures, Georgia teams are underranked in this post and will likely be in future posts. Some of the Georgia tournaments don't have their stats posted, others like http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5276/ have skewed PPB that includes bounceback making it impossible to i...
by whatamidoinghere
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards
Replies: 44
Views: 15030

Re: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards

What criteria was used here? I see that Arjun Nageswaran has put up scores of 42.50, 4.38, 29.17, 19.51, 6.00, 66.67, and 18.42 PPG at tournaments this season. His two best performances were when he was playing on teams where he was essentially playing by himself. While the 66.67 at PACE NSC is (no...
by whatamidoinghere
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards
Replies: 44
Views: 15030

Re: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards

I would also like to understand the nomination process. Understanding that Anthony Duan had nearly double the powers at HSNCT compared to any of the nominees, and considering that I was a lead scorer on our T-51 team, as well as considering my performance at USHB and NHBB in general, I feel as if th...
by whatamidoinghere
Wed May 30, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 62351

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

I hope that he gets promptly fired. I don't believe that he should be anywhere near children, and NAQT's continued allowance of Matt Bruce to be in their employment is a stain on NAQT in general. I hope this monster gets lost from all of quizbowl, as his leaving of the entire quizbowl community will...