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by nickdai
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Southern California 2020-21 Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: Southern California 2020-21 Discussion

Westview, I played against Shahar Schwartz; I knew Shahar Schwartz; Shahar Schwartz was a formidable opponent of mine; Westview, you're no Shahar Schwartz. I- Anyways, like what Nate said, great post Josh! I'm not actually "too tilted to play qb ever again," that's out of context. What is true is t...
by nickdai
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Southern California 2020-21 Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: Southern California 2020-21 Discussion

A few months ago, SoCal migrated to a new discord server, where we discuss everything from quizbowl to playing regular amongus games. I realized that the other link is outdated, so I made this post to publicize the server. If you're a quizbowl player in SoCal, feel free to DM me here, on Facebook me...
by nickdai
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Southern California 2020-21 Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: Southern California 2020-21 Discussion

Time for another update on my favorite circuit! Today was the first closed high school tournament of the season in SoCal, so this is a great time for a post-summer update! Firstly, I want to thank UCSD and all the other mods for staffing this tournament. This tournament went extremely fast with basi...
by nickdai
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Southern California 2020-21 Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: Southern California 2020-21 Discussion

Have enough tourneys happened for me to accurately look at teams again? No. Am I trying to find new reasons to procrastinate from college apps by doing a small writeup? Definitely. Basically, LIT happened today. Only four SoCal teams played but given the fact that these 4 teams consist of some of th...
by nickdai
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Wolfie Bowl Online Tournament (August 1, 2020) [EXPANSION]
Replies: 28
Views: 5121

Re: Wolfie Bowl Online Tournament (August 1, 2020) [EXPANSION]

If you don’t mind, can you provide us with a sub-distribution of the categories? Thank you!
by nickdai
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 5505

Re: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)

Yeah, I concede that my rhetoric is wrong in specifically implying he was a threat to young children, although to the best of my knowledge he has posed a significant threat to others, and possibly older minors. Most of the information I know about Charles Meigs that was not public on the discord wer...
by nickdai
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 5505

Re: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)

I noticed that this thread has seemingly died off without any definitive solution presented to the problems that we presented. I think it’s best if we come up with some sort of reasonable plan to tackle the possibility, or more likely, the eventuality that a situation similar to the Charles Meigs in...
by nickdai
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IKEA Discord Open Mirrors (9/19 and 9/27) - SIGNUPS OPEN
Replies: 14
Views: 4230

Re: IKEA Discord Open Mirrors (9/19 and 9/27) - SIGNUPS OPEN

The signup spreadsheet is still locked right now, and we cannot access it.
by nickdai
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Guide to Using Discord Bots to Limit Misconduct During Online Tournaments
Replies: 2
Views: 1533

Re: A Guide to Using Discord Bots to Limit Misconduct During Online Tournaments

I was originally intending on writing a follow up guide to this regarding recording all voice audio during tournaments where moderators could mark parts in the audio where they heard inappropriate statements or witnessed misconductive behavior that the TD can revisit later. However before I introduc...
by nickdai
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 5505

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

On an unrelated note, I would like to propose for the moderators or admins to split this off into a separate thread. While we started off discussing the harassment in the THAT Discord, I feel it is necessary to let that topic stay by itself as we divert from an extremely specific recent case into a ...
by nickdai
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 5505

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

Even more, from a more personal perspective, this event was held in my church, who's campus we borrowed. I did not attend the event myself because of a church event, but as someone heavily involved in my church, I understand the events and policies that we have. On Saturdays we have many other chil...
by nickdai
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 5505

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

This is related to the subject, but if needed I think this may need a separate thread, so if so, can the mods please split this into a new discussion topic? In the summer of 2019, Charles Meigs attended SoCal's NASAT mirror, Lindsay, and played the tournament. He has also staffed a few other tournam...
by nickdai
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Guide to Using Discord Bots to Limit Misconduct During Online Tournaments
Replies: 2
Views: 1533

A Guide to Using Discord Bots to Limit Misconduct During Online Tournaments

With the beginning of the 2020 - 2021 Quizbowl season looking as though it will move online, I decided to make a guide for tournament directors on how to use discord bots for enforcing rules regarding misconduct. This guide can also be used for other discord servers in general, although some of the ...
by nickdai
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: How do I study for quizbowl in a fun way?
Replies: 8
Views: 1027

Re: How do I study for quizbowl in a fun way?

One of the most common review methods is carding I think most "carding people" will agree with this, exactly as worded: carding is a good review method, but not often the best way to learn . That is my bad. I should have emphasized that in my post. Jacob Reed is entirely correct. My comment was mad...
by nickdai
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How do I study for quizbowl in a fun way?
Replies: 8
Views: 1027

Re: How do I study for quizbowl in a fun way?

One of the most common review methods is carding, which is basically putting common clues from quizdb into flashcards and then repeatedly reviewing them. Two guides on how to card can be found here and here . A separate less specific studying guide can be found here . Carding by itself is not very e...
by nickdai
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll: RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 35
Views: 5437

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll

Also, probably vote for Kris Noori. I completely support this. As one of the few players with the honor of facing Kris Noori, I can safely say that I view him as a top 3 high school lit player, or maybe even THE best. At Michigan Winter, he continuously powered lit over other good players such as S...
by nickdai
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll: RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 35
Views: 5437

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll

I feel inclined to shill a few SoCal players, so here it is: Shahar Schwartz from Westview is without a doubt the best SoCal player. He does literature, science, fine arts, trash and myth. He is one of the highest powering players in the nation (and one of the highest negging), but he should probabl...
by nickdai
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6626

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

Past versions of Oxford Open were not powermarked. Is there an intent to powermark this year’s edition?
by nickdai
Fri May 22, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 5954

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

I’m just a high schooler who‘s not exactly good and wanted to play some Brit content, and I don’t want to come off as disrespectful, but I was wondering why it would not be possible for the field to be expanded to 28 teams (which seems appropriate for the waitlist/FA list) and then have prelim brac...
by nickdai
Fri May 22, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 5954

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

I’m just a high schooler who‘s not exactly good and wanted to play some Brit content, and I don’t want to come off as disrespectful, but I was wondering why it would not be possible for the field to be expanded to 28 teams (which seems appropriate for the waitlist/FA list) and then have prelim brack...
by nickdai
Mon May 18, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Postseason Poll
Replies: 14
Views: 2727

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Postseason Poll

A team that many of you might forget about is Del Norte. Del Norte was another SoCal team that would consistently rival top teams like Westview and CCA. Them being forgotten might be attributed to the fact that they have placed 2nd at 5 tournaments this year, yet never winning a single tournament. T...
by nickdai
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Southern California 2020-21 Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: Southern California 2020-21 Discussion

natekang wrote: Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:58 am
Edit #2: I was just informed of some “questionable info” in my post.
Can you elaborate on that Nicc
It was some inaccurate information about the grades of players that I fixed.
by nickdai
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Southern California 2020-21 Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Southern California 2020-21 Discussion

With the near-conclusion of the 2019-20 high school Quizbowl season, it looks as if it is time to make predictions for the next season and to present my vision for what next year's SoCal will be like. If you haven't read Josh Xu's post wrapping up the current season, please read it first. In this po...