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by cdcarter
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global announcement: Collegiate Novice 4
Replies: 11
Views: 6643

Re: Global announcement: Collegiate Novice 4

theMoMA wrote:All of the hosts of upcoming sites should have received an email from me as of a few seconds ago.
All hosts of 9/14 and 9/21 sites should have also received an email from me at the listed contact email for the tournament. If you did not, please let me know!
by cdcarter
Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACUI/NAQT partnership comes to an end
Replies: 7
Views: 3646

Re: ACUI/NAQT partnership comes to an end

bt_green_warbler wrote:
naqt.com wrote: In light of the partnership's expiration, NAQT plans to revise the structure of its collegiate programs; those changes will be in place and announced by the start of the next competition year (September 1).
Forgive me if I missed them, but have these changes been announced?
by cdcarter
Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Reverse clue lookup
Replies: 15
Views: 5168

Re: Reverse clue lookup

While discussing this in IRC, I threw together an example of a "protest resolution documentation" form that it might be useful for directors of large or national tournaments to use. This is absolutely just a concept/sketch, but the idea is to let the TD have a record of what the protest was interpre...
by cdcarter
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Question about WUStl Live
Replies: 11
Views: 5071

Re: Question about WUStl Live

As an update, looking around the WUStL! generated stats, it looks like it wouldn't be too difficult to get a compliant SQBS file out automatically, from an external processing standpoint. It would likely be even easier if Gordon and I could collaborate. It certainly sounds like you'd save yourself a...
by cdcarter
Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Question about WUStl Live
Replies: 11
Views: 5071

Re: Question about WUStl Live

Jeff, what formats besides SQBS are NAQT-friendly? The only formats from which we can currently import full stats (as opposed to just game scores, just records, or just final standings) are SQBS and Tournament Director. Jonah and HSQB database operators: If you have interest in writing your own cod...
by cdcarter
Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournakit: A Format and Toolkit
Replies: 2
Views: 2495

Re: Tournakit: A Format and Toolkit

Tournakit now supports outputting unbracketed SQBS files. In the code repo, the file "script/sqbs_out.rb" shows an example of how a folder of Lily Chen scoresheets can be parsed and a SQBS file automatically spit out. Some other neat additions: "script/round_report.rb" -- which shows an example of s...
by cdcarter
Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournakit: A Format and Toolkit
Replies: 2
Views: 2495

Tournakit: A Format and Toolkit

Hey all, I hope quizbowl has been treating you well. I started a little project a few days ago after a conversation with Matt and Eric, and made some progress today. I wanted to share this with everyone to get feedback and get it into your minds. Tournakit is format for describing results of mACF qu...
by cdcarter
Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Venting rage: Cheaters edition
Replies: 74
Views: 42671

Re: Venting rage: Cheaters edition

Hey y'all, It sucks that this is why I'm coming back to HSQB this week. This totally sucks, in general. I was friends with Watkins though late 2009 before I faded away from him and quizbowl as a whole. I wouldn't have expected him to do this, but I also am not in disbelief. I am so disheartened to s...
by cdcarter
Tue May 08, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowlpackets.com future
Replies: 19
Views: 8662

quizbowlpackets.com future

Hey Everyone! It's time for my annual return to the quizbowl community. George Berry, who has been manning the qbpackets archive for a while now, unfortunately, has to step down. I'd really like to thank him for all his hard work and his ability to work with me to make sure this service is still ava...
by cdcarter
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Electronic Stats
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Electronic Stats

Hey Everyone, I'm working on a wacky statistics project, and am looking for a good solid corpus of data to use. I know a lot of people these days have been using Lily's scoresheets for their tournaments, just emailing them in. Does anybody have a full tournament worth of electronic scoresheets they ...
by cdcarter
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Quizbowl Packet Archive Downtime
Replies: 32
Views: 7512

Re: HS Quizbowl Packet Archive Downtime

jonah wrote:The "high school" link at the top of the collegiate page points to the URL without the www, so it doesn't work.
That's...untrue on my machine... There may still be some DNS propagating or cache refreshing going on here, but I definitely updated it so that is no longer the case.
by cdcarter
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Quizbowl Packet Archive Downtime
Replies: 32
Views: 7512

Re: HS Quizbowl Packet Archive Downtime

So, it seems we should be close to the end of the planned downtime. The transition, with one caveat, should be complete. The caveat being that right now, with the way Amazon S3 (the new storage mechanism) works, "quizbowlpackets.com" will always be "down". How do you get to quizbowlpackets.com, you ...
by cdcarter
Sun May 29, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Packet Archive [x-posted from HS section]
Replies: 1
Views: 924

Collegiate Packet Archive [x-posted from HS section]

Hey All, quizbowlpackets.com will soon be undergoing a switch to a different server! This is exciting news, as it will be lowering my costs, as well as moving to a system better designed for large-scale content distribution, hopefully showing better speeds for all users! I'm unsure of the specifics ...
by cdcarter
Sun May 29, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Quizbowl Packet Archive Downtime
Replies: 32
Views: 7512

HS Quizbowl Packet Archive Downtime

Hey Everyone, quizbowlpackets.com will soon be undergoing a switch to a different server! This is exciting news, as it will be lowering my costs, as well as moving to a system better designed for large-scale content distribution, hopefully showing better speeds for all users! I'm unsure of the speci...
by cdcarter
Fri May 28, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

Hey Gang!

Since I have shady internet access here, my witty live updates will be available at https://twitter.com/hsnct2010 (which I can update from my phone, apparently!). Full fledged posts will still go to Chiego though.

Woohoo!
by cdcarter
Thu May 27, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

2010 NAQT HSNCT

Hey kids. Once again I have made the last minute decision to attend HSNCT and be the roving reporter of your dreams. I will have Chiego feeding me where the best games should be, but if you are a top team and you know me personally, feel free to shoot me an email with a contact phone number that I c...
by cdcarter
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: That NAQT thing I made
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

That NAQT thing I made

Hey, Some of you all might still be using that NAQT formatting generator I made one day a while ago. I just wanted to let you know that I finally fixed it to put the new line between the question and the answer and not indent the answer. You might have been getting your questions returned because of...
by cdcarter
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 20016

Re: EFT Discussion

For what it's worth, I have not received a copy of the set to post yet.
by cdcarter
Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QuizBowlPackets.com Maintainer
Replies: 1
Views: 713

Re: QuizBowlPackets.com Maintainer

P.S. If your name is the Stanford Quizbowl Club and you would be interested in having quizbowlpackets.com point to your archive and can update your archive regularly, this is your opportunity!
by cdcarter
Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QuizBowlPackets.com Maintainer
Replies: 1
Views: 713

QuizBowlPackets.com Maintainer

Hello! I am currently looking for someone to help me maintain QBPackets for the upcoming school year. The only skills/things you need are reliable internet access, the ability to do the few tasks required very quickly, and basic understanding of how SFTP/SSH and HTML work. Here's what you would do: ...
by cdcarter
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 127338

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

scquizbowl wrote: Here is a video of a 9th grade quiz bowl competition in Mankato, MN:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vIRQ73L ... re=related
It should be noted that this isn't a 9th grade competition. This is a Minnesota Knowledge Bowl regionals. And yes, every team does get 15 seconds to answer.
by cdcarter
Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Dates 2009-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 8822

Re: Tournament Dates 2009-2010

Man, too bad we don't have some sort of awesome database to keep track of when tournaments are. Too bad indeed.
by cdcarter
Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 21534

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

I have CO Lit and will be posting it once I get back into Minneapolis, and I am waiting on a final version of CO from Eric.
by cdcarter
Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Distribution of Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl
Replies: 35
Views: 3626

Re: Distribution of Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl

I don't specifically remember whether "social studies" was ever considered a category for quizbowl purposes in NJ circa 2000, but I do remember taking "social studies" classes from 1st through 8th grade. These tended to be a mix of American history, basic civics, geography, and very occasionally so...
by cdcarter
Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Sue Pasco Opening Tournament (9/26/09; Essex, VT)
Replies: 8
Views: 1747

Re: Sue Pasco Opening Tournament (9/26/09 at Essex Junction, VT)

Why not use an HSAPQ set from this year that serves better quality questions? Chances are that many teams have already played on IS-84A, and I think you would be doing them a favor by using a HSAPQ set instead of an NAQT set. I assume since they are running this tournament for free, they need the d...
by cdcarter
Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 21534

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

The powers were incredibly stingy in this set, for one. I spoke with Eric about this, but I certainly agree that the questions I wrote/edited later on in the editing process were somewhat stingy in power. Is this actually an issue? If powers are stingy throughout (I'll admit I don't know if they we...
by cdcarter
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 21534

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

Mike, here is the question: One of these actions was foiled by Gevork Vartanian, while another unsuccessfully attempted to foment rebellion among disgruntled Iranian mountain tribes. Another of these actions violated the Hague Convention regarding improper use of uniforms, prompting a later trial. O...
by cdcarter
Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit announcement
Replies: 80
Views: 23514

Re: CO Lit announcement

Greg, I will fix that once I get some sleep, thanks for letting me know. Chris, I will look into it, but you are probably right about it being something SQBS "just does".

If anybody finds any more stats issues, send me an email (cdcarter@gmail.com) and I can take care of it off the forums.
by cdcarter
Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit announcement
Replies: 80
Views: 23514

Re: CO Lit announcement

http://collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com/s ... dings.html. Here are stats through the first 7 rounds (the prelim round robins). When I get a chance to re-enter the score sheets from the single elim bracket, they will be posted there.
by cdcarter
Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 39062

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

http://collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com/stats/co/co2009playoffsofficialcombined_standings.html Here are full stats, missing the finals and missing the last Magin v Weinersota game. Once that scoresheet is located I will put those up. If there are any errors, please email me. The champions are The Lad...
by cdcarter
Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 39062

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

http://collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com/s ... dings.html Stats through the prelims!

EDIT: updated the stats and changed the file names to be legit.
by cdcarter
Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: S-value revision
Replies: 65
Views: 15665

Re: S-value revision

I thought I'd point out that for the D1-field-only data I have for 2008 and 2009, both TPTH (R^2 values of 0.69-0.96) and Bonus Conversion (R^2 values of 0.58-0.98) correlate quite well with within-sectional order of finish (defined as % of teams in same sectional that a given team finished ahead o...
by cdcarter
Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 39062

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Lou Malnati's pizza has won the vote! After some research, the lunch cost for people is going to be eight dollars, due at tournament registration. That will cover your pizza and access to the soda and water that I'm bringing with me. You will have forty-five minutes to eat lunch, which will happen ...
by cdcarter
Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8
Replies: 114
Views: 31845

Re: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8

Would anybody traveling to VCU for this be willing to split a hotel room with Charlie Rosenthal and I for Saturday night? Or anybody generally have housing available?
by cdcarter
Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 39062

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Lou Malnati's pizza has won the vote! After some research, the lunch cost for people is going to be eight dollars, due at tournament registration. That will cover your pizza and access to the soda and water that I'm bringing with me. You will have forty-five minutes to eat lunch, which will happen ...
by cdcarter
Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)
Replies: 62
Views: 10557

Re: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)

Ahmad, It should be working, people in the IRC are able to access it.
by cdcarter
Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)
Replies: 62
Views: 10557

Re: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)

http://collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com/s ... dings.html Final stats after all the round robins! Team Toxin + Antitoxin won by one game, but we didn't have any more packets to do an advantaged final so just went with that.

This was fun.
by cdcarter
Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)
Replies: 62
Views: 10557

Re: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)

http://collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com/s ... dings.html Here are stats through the first and second round robins (of four).
by cdcarter
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCING the Fall Novice Tournament available for mirrors
Replies: 20
Views: 9730

Re: ANNOUNCING the Fall Novice Tournament available for mirrors

Hello Everyone! We are currently deliberating on the bids we have, but would like to remind you that bids to host this tournament in October through December 19th are still being accepted and would love to see more from any high school or college that wants to run a high school novice tournament!
by cdcarter
Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 127338

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

http://www.hulu.com/watch/79691/dorm-li ... vepisode,1

More quizbowl in popular culture woo.
by cdcarter
Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCING the Fall Novice Tournament available for mirrors
Replies: 20
Views: 9730

Re: ANNOUNCING the Fall Novice Tournament available for mirrors

Decisions on the initial bids likely won't be made until after the holiday.
by cdcarter
Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008-2009 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 9567

Re: 2008-2009 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

8. Sometimes when two or more words are joined they form a third word unrelated to the other two. For instance, “his” plus “Tory” combine to form “history.” For 10 points each— A. What word is formed by joining a “title for a Spanish nobleman” to “a locking or unlocking device”? answer: donkey B. W...
by cdcarter
Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 10292

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

JackGlerum wrote:Also, I've been told that round sweepers get CDs of Chip's son, Andrew, making music. http://www.andrewbeall.com/

Hence, the "Not nepotism, Genius" quote. Amazing.
Make sure to listen to his great marimba compositions, Jack.
by cdcarter
Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCING the Fall Novice Tournament available for mirrors
Replies: 20
Views: 9730

Re: ANNOUNCING the Fall Novice Tournament available for mirrors

The Fall Novice Tournament is proud to announce a partnership with Evan Silberman to offer free Taft licenses to any host of Fall Novice who would like to use it. You can find out more about Taft at http://taftqb.com, and make sure to submit your bids to host to me by July 1. Will bids for October-...
by cdcarter
Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCING the Fall Novice Tournament available for mirrors
Replies: 20
Views: 9730

Re: ANNOUNCING the Fall Novice Tournament available for mirrors

The Fall Novice Tournament is proud to announce a partnership with Evan Silberman to offer free Taft licenses to any host of Fall Novice who would like to use it. You can find out more about Taft at http://taftqb.com, and make sure to submit your bids to host to me by July 1.
by cdcarter
Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas '09-'10
Replies: 44
Views: 7266

Re: Texas '09-'10

I can safely say, on behalf of the 2009 Fall Novice Tournament "management", that we would love to see a mirror of the Fall Novice set go up in Texas, and we think Texas could benefit a lot from it. The set is of A-level difficulty, but with standard length pyramidal questions. If there are any team...
by cdcarter
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9
Replies: 67
Views: 18143

Re: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9

I'm playing this with Charlie R, Sarah, and probably Lily, and it will be exciting.
by cdcarter
Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 31313

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

"We have been going to Nationals in Chicago with the ----. Your tournament is so much better and more organized. We have now attended 3 different Nationals and none compare to the quality of your tournament organization and READERS!!!!" --Rae Gambler, Defiance High School [name of other tournament ...