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by jonah
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4826

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: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4826

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 Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2021 NAQT national championships: online
Replies: 8
Views: 1643

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: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Barrington!
Replies: 16
Views: 4951

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: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 47
Views: 9165

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: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: DMV Regional Championship [3/27/21]
Replies: 7
Views: 2079

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: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Southside Tiger Invitational (2/13/21) ONLINE
Replies: 2
Views: 439

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: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: List of Country Answerlines
Replies: 1
Views: 1010

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: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 47
Views: 9165

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: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021
Replies: 7
Views: 1870

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: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Online Geographic Boundaries
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

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: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes
Replies: 14
Views: 3276

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: 2998

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: 1801

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: 3
Views: 1036

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: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 5523

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: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 5523

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: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 5523

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 (season 4 starts January 14!)
Replies: 15
Views: 4844

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: 2697

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: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT's initial precautionary measures for NCT's
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

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...
by jonah
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 47
Views: 9165

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

I've been unable to edit any of the pages from 1/24/2010 that were lost; when I click "Save Changes," I am sent to the "edit conflict" page that results when two or more people attempt to edit a page at the same time. Does anyone more familiar with the software know any potentia...
by jonah
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 47
Views: 9165

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

There are dozens if not hundreds of pages that exist but say "this page has no content" ( like this one ). I'm thinking this was a server error at some point, though it seems like more pages are lost every time I go back there. I think that would be a good place to start. This is just how...
by jonah
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 47
Views: 9165

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

There are dozens if not hundreds of pages that exist but say "this page has no content" ( like this one ). I'm thinking this was a server error at some point, though it seems like more pages are lost every time I go back there. I think that would be a good place to start. This is just how...
by jonah
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 20138

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

Creating subsidiary titles is a very cheap and logistically easy way to give lots of teams something tangible to play for at a nationals. I'm not qualified to weigh in on this thread as a whole (having played little college quiz bowl and never been very serious about it as a player), but I do want ...
by jonah
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Moderators of past national finals
Replies: 2
Views: 1654

Re: Moderators of past national finals

Matt Weiner used to keep a spreadsheet of this, and I had been updating it for events I knew about. Some of it is…perhaps not the most professional, so I'll copy it over into the new doc.
by jonah
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mountain Vista Governor's School Open IV
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

Re: Mountain Vista Governor's School Open IV

NAQT is still waiting on results for this event. Please send them to [email protected] as soon as possible. Thanks!
by jonah
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Ideal Host Cities for a Nationals Event
Replies: 10
Views: 2886

Re: Ideal Host Cities for a Nationals Event

Have you read NAQT's notes on nationals site selection ? Not all of them apply to every conceivable national championship (e.g., NASAT doesn't need an HSNCT-sized site), but many of the sites you mention are extremely expensive, practically devoid of local staff and/or teams. And smaller events tend...
by jonah
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Modest Proposal Regarding D2 ICT Qualification
Replies: 15
Views: 5650

Re: A Modest Proposal Regarding D2 ICT Qualification

Also, I'll reiterate a prior offer that if you want to examine NAQT performance data in some way that's not convenient on our website, talk to me and I'll make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable data in a useful form.
by jonah
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Modest Proposal Regarding D2 ICT Qualification
Replies: 15
Views: 5650

Re: A Modest Proposal Regarding D2 ICT Qualification

After spending a lot of time looking at D-values, reading arguments about DII corrections and PPB clamping, and spilling ink untold on the forums and Discord, there's something I've started to consider: Why not just use PPB? Given the massive amount of edge cases involved in deriving a D-value form...
by jonah
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 5523

Re: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion

For what it's worth, in summer 2019 I proposed changing to 3/3/5. Only one member other than me supported the proposal, and they did so very lukewarmly by my reading. Quite a number of members explicitly opposed it. Appreciate this info, Jonah! That being said, I think it's worth thinking more crit...
by jonah
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 5523

Re: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion

For what it's worth, in summer 2019 I proposed changing to 3/3/5. Only one member other than me supported the proposal, and they did so very lukewarmly by my reading. Quite a number of members explicitly opposed it. edit (see later post): Only two members other than me supported the proposal; one di...
by jonah
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: SQBS Help Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 37668

Re: SQBS Help Thread

Is there a way to manually set final rankings outside of editing the HTML report? I had an eleventh round for the top six teams and the real-life fifth-place team is listed as third on the report. Unfortunately, no. I've seen some tournaments create "divisions" (SQBS's term for what most ...
by jonah
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 174
Views: 109161

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Additionally, I'd love for Neg5 to actually validate stats. Especially that there aren't too many players in the same game and that bonus (and, if applicable, bounceback) points are divisible by 10, but there are a lot of missing validations. But it really seems to me that this project has been aban...
by jonah
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: SQBS for Mac available soon
Replies: 32
Views: 16881

Re: SQBS for Mac available soon

Chris Sewell has posted a 64-bit version of SQBS for the Mac on his website. Thanks, Ben and Chris!
by jonah
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 15520

Re: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread

LAMP stats (high school divisions)

(If you know how many tossups were read in each game, let me know and I'll add that.)
by jonah
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Call for Editors - MAGIC (2020 HS Set) [Suspended Indefinitely]
Replies: 10
Views: 2240

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

TheScientists wrote: Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:06 amAm I high or did the initial announcement disappear?
They're a new user, so when they make new posts or edit old posts, the post has to be approved before it is publicly visible. They probably edited the original post and it's awaiting reapproval.
by jonah
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: To NAQT: Ask Ken Jennings to Promote Pyramidal Quiz Bowl on Twitter ASAP
Replies: 8
Views: 1965

Re: To NAQT: Ask Ken Jennings to Promote Pyramidal Quiz Bowl on Twitter ASAP

We are aware of the tournament and have plans around it. Thanks for the suggestions, everyone.
by jonah
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: SQBS for Mac available soon
Replies: 32
Views: 16881

Re: SQBS for Mac available soon

The Mac edition of SQBS is 32-bit and thus cannot be used with Mac OS X Catalina (or subsequent versions). Is there any chance of a 64-bit version?
by jonah
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 10/26/19 - Johns Hopkins Fall Tournament
Replies: 2
Views: 3645

Re: 10/26/19 - Johns Hopkins Fall Tournament

NAQT is still waiting to receive official results and team contact information from this tournament; we've sent several e-mails to many people associated with the Johns Hopkins team but haven't gotten a response. Please send the required information to [email protected] as soon as possible. Thanks!
by jonah
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo November 16, 2019 (IL)
Replies: 11
Views: 6267

Re: Scobol Solo November 16, 2019 (IL)

Ben Fry wrote: Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:02 amI negged tossup 49. The point total through 50 is correct, though (I ended with 8).
Confirmed with the original scoresheet and fixed.
by jonah
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo November 16, 2019 (IL)
Replies: 11
Views: 6267

Re: Scobol Solo November 16, 2019 (IL)

I have added the Championship Match scoresheet and a brief summary of the results. Let me know if you spot any issues.
by jonah
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo November 16, 2019 (IL)
Replies: 11
Views: 6267

Re: Scobol Solo November 16, 2019 (IL)

Ben Fry wrote: Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:00 pmI may not have been the first to notice this, but it seems that Sumesh Sundaresan from Metea Valley has lost two of his games, and Archan Das of IMSA may have found them.
Thanks; I have fixed this. (It arose from a protest resolution that changed the result of one game.)
by jonah
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2020 NAQT SSNCT: CANCELED
Replies: 7
Views: 3282

Re: 2020 NAQT SSNCT: April 24-26, Chicago

MahoningQuizBowler wrote: Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:15 pmHas the definition of Very Small School changed recently?
Certainly not this year, and I think not since it was introduced.
by jonah
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Hypothetical: Three teams for three kids
Replies: 3
Views: 4553

Re: Hypothetical: Three teams for three kids

All the national-scope rule sets that I'm aware of say that's fine. (Some state-specific rule sets stipulate a minimum number of players required to play.) However, as tournament director, it's completely reasonable for you to say "you can't split up that much; it's hogging spots that other tea...
by jonah
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 70
Views: 21359

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

Looks like in the SQBS converter, for forfeits you output a blank line for tossups heard. SQBS would output a 0.