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by jonah
Sat Feb 03, 2024 11:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Alternative Names in Answerlines
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: Alternative Names in Answerlines

For NAQT sets, the Correctness Guidelines describe how various types of answers should be ruled upon (in answer lines and upon protest).
by jonah
Tue Jan 02, 2024 5:37 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: YellowFruit
Replies: 4
Views: 1965

Re: YellowFruit

There's a Mac package for version 3.0.0, though I haven't used it and can't attest to it. I don't know why one wasn't made for 3.0.1 or 3.0.2.
by jonah
Fri Dec 29, 2023 12:37 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: CRIA - Winter Pool Bash Online Tournment
Replies: 5
Views: 3119

Re: CRIA - Winter Pool Bash Online Tournment

High school and middle school students are absolutely not permitted to work at this tournament. We are discussing Owen's post and the overall tournament situation with the host.
by jonah
Wed Dec 06, 2023 1:14 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: A Couple Quick Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 3388

Re: A Couple Quick Questions

1) If a team conferences on a bonus question and gets it wrong, does the other team get a chance at answering/stealing the bonus? In most rule sets, no. In some rule sets (especially some commonly used in Georgia, Illinois, and Missouri), yes, and it's typically called "bouncebacks" or &q...
by jonah
Mon Nov 20, 2023 11:21 am
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Indiana 2023-24
Replies: 12
Views: 12550

Re: Indiana 2023-24

On November 11th, three schools from Indiana played at the Holland Fall Invitational. This tournament was played with timed rounds and inexperienced readers, and based on talks with a coach, I'm going to assume that most games were around 15 tossups, which explains the tournament's low scoring. My ...
by jonah
Tue Nov 07, 2023 7:26 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT Discrepancy
Replies: 2
Views: 6637

Re: 2018 HSNCT Discrepancy

They had a flight to catch. Actually, if I recall correctly, both teams that should have played in the third-place game had a flight to catch and thus would have forfeited, but TJ told me first, so they got stuck with the loss. The 2018 HSNCT was the first year using the "sessions" scheme ...
by jonah
Mon Oct 23, 2023 4:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: We need rules against "wearable" / AR / AI devices in-game
Replies: 5
Views: 3548

Re: We need rules against "wearable" / AR / AI devices in-game

NAQT Rule K.2.a.ii covers this for players: "[The following shall be considered illegal conferral:] At any time during gameplay, the use of reference material or electronic devices by any active player, regardless of the purpose of such use. Dedicated electronic medical devices, and assistive ...
by jonah
Sat Oct 21, 2023 7:46 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Scobol Solo at Sandburg 10/21/23 (IL)
Replies: 6
Views: 4055

Re: Scobol Solo at Sandburg 10/21/23 (IL)

Final results, standings, and the championship match scoresheet. David will post more of a wrap-up soon, I imagine, but thanks to everyone and I hope you had a great time.
by jonah
Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:21 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quizbowl Sporcles
Replies: 2
Views: 3446

Re: Quizbowl Sporcles

I just updated the HSNCT champions one.
by jonah
Thu Jan 05, 2023 11:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki rules, purpose, etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 2243

Re: QBWiki rules, purpose, etc.

This work has been proceeding, and I'm generally pretty happy with the current draft, but there are a few open topics, and I would be glad to get more input on any part of it. Please let me know if you want to be involved (and if you have been involved, please take another look). I would like to pub...
by jonah
Mon Dec 12, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: NAQT "Power Percentage" Stat Quirk
Replies: 6
Views: 4521

Re: NAQT "Power Percentage" Stat Quirk

I agree that this is weird. It's definitely technically possible to fix this, but I'm not sure it's a good idea. If we changed things so that only tournaments that used powers were considered in the power percentage calculation, then the table would be internally inconsistent. For example, when play...
by jonah
Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki rules, purpose, etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 2243

QBWiki rules, purpose, etc.

I'm starting to work on a page of QBWiki rules, purpose, suggestions, etc. I would like input from others on this. If you want to be involved, email me (jonah+qbwiki@jonahgreenthal.com) with the address you use for Google Docs and (in all likelihood) I'll add you with commenting/suggesting privilege...
by jonah
Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJ Electronic Scoresheets
Replies: 18
Views: 11766

Re: TJ Electronic Scoresheets

It appears to me that part-by-part bonus data is entirely separate from actual scoring data, and the two are not error-checked against each other. For example, in this scoresheet , round 4 cycle 12, no bonus parts are listed as being converted but the team supposedly earned 20 on the bonus. That is,...
by jonah
Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UCSD Scoresheets
Replies: 2
Views: 3864

Re: UCSD Scoresheets

What's the best way to ask questions and provide feedback on this project, especially with respect to possible bugs and security issues?
by jonah
Sun May 15, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 98
Views: 94048

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

I didn't investigate the functionality you described beyond reading your post, but "Each file should contain a single Tournament Schema Match Object" sounds odd, since that means each file can contain only one game, which doesn't seem super useful. After the HSNCT, let me know if you want ...
by jonah
Tue Feb 15, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Tournament preparedness kits
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

Re: Tournament preparedness kits

I'm on board for some sort of prioritization, but it's heavily situation-dependent (as you acknowledge in a few ways—it can vary with room setup, mode of question distribution, etc.). Maybe I'll just add a column for "higher priority?" based on how universally useful things are, how afford...
by jonah
Tue Feb 15, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Tournament preparedness kits
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

Tournament preparedness kits

Inspired by this post and its thread, I thought sharing ideas on useful things to bring to tournaments would be a good idea. Since that thread is originally specific to one idea, a new thread seems appropriate. That post has Matt Weiner's list. My bag contains many things from Matt's; here are some ...
by jonah
Sat Feb 12, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJ Electronic Scoresheets
Replies: 18
Views: 11766

Re: TJ Electronic Scoresheets

An extremely minor issue: TJ Sheets does not currently export overtime games correctly to Yellowfruit. I haven't used TJ Sheets, and I don't know if the thing I'm about to mention is exactly relevant, but my impression is that YellowFruit is under active development and not making guarantees about ...
by jonah
Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Please don't use Neg5
Replies: 14
Views: 4507

Re: Please don't use Neg5

Where would you be importing them from? That's a good question! My over-arching question is: Is there a way for score keepers to record game scores electronically and have each game's scores uploaded/imported into SQBS? I'm not sure. There are some "live" scorekeeping setups I've heard ab...
by jonah
Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Please don't use Neg5
Replies: 14
Views: 4507

Re: Please don't use Neg5

@jonah I haven't done stats for tournaments in a while (stupid COVID!) Is there a way to import game stats electronically into SQBS? I know how to import rosters, but what about game stats? Or does that still have to be input manually? Thanks! Where would you be importing them from? SQBS can't impo...
by jonah
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Please don't use Neg5
Replies: 14
Views: 4507

Re: Please don't use Neg5

SQBS won't install on my MacBook Air(see attachment) There are instructions for overcoming this error here , about halfway down the page (search for the header "If you want to open an app that hasn’t been notarized or is from an unidentified developer"). I suppose it's possible your distr...
by jonah
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Please don't use Neg5
Replies: 14
Views: 4507

Please don't use Neg5

Please don't use Neg5. (At least not for NAQT tournaments, but really in general.) Neg5 doesn't validate a lot of the data that you input, so it is very easy to make mistakes such as having too many players in a game, having impossible combinations of individual responses that lead to bonus totals n...
by jonah
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 18216

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

This system's current version is "2e," which is stylized with an epsilon. Oren Patashnik developed a reference management utility for this system, whose name reflects Leslie Lamport's modification of an underlying system created by Donald Knuth. Computer Modern is the default (*) typeface...
by jonah
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 18216

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

This system's current version is "2e," which is stylized with an epsilon. Oren Patashnik developed a reference management utility for this system, whose name reflects Leslie Lamport's modification of an underlying system created by Donald Knuth. Computer Modern is the default (*) typeface...
by jonah
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2021 NAQT national championships: online
Replies: 8
Views: 5906

Re: 2021 NAQT national championships: online

Does required recognition mean that if a player buzzes in and immediately begins to answer that they'll be negged or something? Rule G.2 : "…There is no penalty if a player who has signaled answers before being acknowledged." (This is unchanged in the rule modifications for online play .)
by jonah
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Barrington!
Replies: 17
Views: 9166

Re: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: May 29-30, online

I was also curious as to whether a school that has already qualified one or two teams that are already in the field would be allowed to register an additional two teams beginning on March 22. In other words, is two teams per school the maximum number of teams a school can register beginning on Marc...
by jonah
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 48
Views: 21026

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

It seems that getting extensions is fairly straightforward (they can be downloaded with this helper here and there's a general installation guide here ), so we could probably make a page somewhere on the wiki to request new extensions and they could be added as needed. I can tell you right now that...
by jonah
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DMV Regional Championship [3/27/21]
Replies: 7
Views: 3585

Re: DMV Regional Championship [3/27/21]

yujie.ho123 wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:20 pmAs it is running Prison Bowl, I assume this is an HSNCT-PACE qualifier?
To a first approximation, only tournaments using NAQT questions are qualifiers for the HSNCT.
by jonah
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southside Tiger Invitational (2/13/21) ONLINE
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

Re: Southside Tiger Invitational (2/13/21) ONLINE

The field is listed on NAQT's website: https://www.naqt.com/go/field/11896 We recommend that tournaments using NAQT's registration system do not post field updates on this website or anywhere else, because if a listing somewhere else were inconsistent with the NAQT website (e.g., due to slow updatin...
by jonah
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List of Country Answerlines
Replies: 1
Views: 2795

Re: List of Country Answerlines

What correctness guidelines are these answer lines supposed to conform to?

(This is a matter that writers of question content would do well to address in all formal cases, like announcements for serious sets, though I rarely see it happen.)
by jonah
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 48
Views: 21026

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

As far as actual additions to the wiki go, it would be really nice to have additional extensions. As one example, I would like to do things like automatically link to stats pages in people's infoboxes based on their listed name but to the best of my knowledge there is no functionality to split stri...
by jonah
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021
Replies: 7
Views: 3048

Re: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021

Is there a place where there are sample packets in this format? I checked the NAQT website, and the sample packets on the NAQT site that I checked were still in the old format where the tossups and bonuses were separate. The sample packets at https://www.naqt.com/samples/ (now) use the paired format.
by jonah
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Geographic Boundaries
Replies: 3
Views: 1862

Re: Online Geographic Boundaries

For the record, NAQT has a feature (I think new since your tournament) by which hosts can limit their tournament to schools from the same state. Whether to use it is, of course, up to the host. (So far there aren't more flexible options like "schools from within a 100-mile radius" or "...
by jonah
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes
Replies: 14
Views: 4911

Re: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes

I'm not planning on playing ACF tournaments online, but I dislike the push to get people to speak their answers, as opposed to type. I realize the rule says that if you have technical issues, you are allowed to type your answer. I am also aware why this rule is being used--it better simulates "...
by jonah
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LUKA for the South -- Online on 10/17
Replies: 8
Views: 4232

Re: LUKA for the South -- Online on 10/17

eygotem wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:07 pmIt appears that you've deleted the original announcement post...
New users' posts are held in a moderation queue and won't show up until approved. They have to be reapproved each time they're edited.
by jonah
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Electronic scoresheets
Replies: 7
Views: 5744

Re: Electronic scoresheets

At least when stats are entered as a game summary (similar to SQBS) rather than cycle-by-cycle, Neg5 fails to validate many aspects, making it easy to produce stats that are obviously impossible and, therefore, not useful (and not acceptable to NAQT). Does the scoresheet entry mode do a better job?
by jonah
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Minnesota middle school
Replies: 4
Views: 5373

Re: Minnesota middle school

In 2018–2019 there were at least five middle school tournaments in Minnesota. (I chose that year because the 2019–2020 season was truncated.)
by jonah
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 9463

Re: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion

Could teams that played SCT last year be surveyed relatively easily? Or this year as part of the registration process (if sct is able to occur), or ask hosts to distribute and scan in surveys along with scoresheets? That seems like a way to sample a larger portion of NAQT’s collegiate customer base...
by jonah
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 9463

Re: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion

Has NAQT considered surveying their collegiate customer base about this? I suspect views on surveys vary. Historically, we have done some surveys at national championships. We get good participation in those when we give people time to complete it, but doing so comes with significant scheduling cos...
by jonah
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 9463

Re: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion

I proposed that NAQT change all occurrences of "2 seconds" in our rules to "3 seconds." We took a vote; the vote tied (seven members for it, seven against, one abstention), so the change will not be made at this time. There was less discussion than during last year's discussion/v...
by jonah
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (new specials and practice events!)
Replies: 22
Views: 13153

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (new events!)

Kouign Amann wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:00 am If someone previously registered for Season 2C before D was available, is there an easy way to switch over?
Write to [email protected] and we'll take care of it.
by jonah
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Retroactive name changes in tournament results
Replies: 9
Views: 10890

Re: Retroactive name changes in tournament results

The ChatSack Triple-Play wrote: Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:04 pm1. I know of at least one other trans person who's had their name changed on NAQT results, although they attended tournaments after coming out. Whom do I contact with a similar request? I don't want to inconvenience the wrong person.
[email protected] or [email protected]
by jonah
Tue May 19, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT's initial precautionary measures for NCT's
Replies: 8
Views: 2436

Re: NAQT's initial precautionary measures for NCT's

To minimize the possibility of infections during the HSNCT, we plan to keep track of CDC and WHO guidelines for large-scale gatherings and follow the guidelines wherever possible. We have reached out to the hotels to ensure that they are taking the issue seriously and making effective changes to th...