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by sharadmv
Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: State of QuizbowlDB
Replies: 2
Views: 4126

State of QuizbowlDB

Hello everyone. I realize I've been very much disconnected from the quizbowl community for the past couple of years and I've been neglecting to update/fix QuizbowlDB for a while now. I would like to make one last big update and fix most if not all of the major bugs in one go before I officially reti...
by sharadmv
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: What happened to quizbowldb.com?!
Replies: 2
Views: 2144

Re: What happened to quizbowldb.com?!

Hi guys, I've been a bit swamped this semester with schoolwork and I haven't had time to update the site. I will make sure it will stay running in its current version though and make sure it stays online. If anyone would like to take over and try updating the site and fixing bugs, that would be amaz...
by sharadmv
Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

I've had a bit of time and I've started uploading some new tournaments and I added back advanced search.

Let me know if there are bugs.
by sharadmv
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

The reason I haven't released multiplayer yet is for scalability issues. I'm still trying to optimize a lot of things. I'll hopefully release it by July.
by sharadmv
Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

Thanks A TON to PACE for doing this!
by sharadmv
Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

Was doing maintenance, but it should work now.
What version of FF are you using?
by sharadmv
Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl DB Rankings Formula
Replies: 1
Views: 1040

Quizbowl DB Rankings Formula

Hello, Thanks everyone for using Quizbowl DB so much. We now have almost 37000 buzzes on questions and over 200 users! I can safely say that I have accumulated a lot of statistics. Now the time has come for a ratings/leaderboard formula, so I would like to ask everyone to help with this effort. Info...
by sharadmv
Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

Hello all,
Just added IE 7+ support for Quizbowl DB

http://www.quizbowldb.com
by sharadmv
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

I do plan on adding all those features back to the site.
by sharadmv
Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

Firefox should be fine.haven't tested opera though
by sharadmv
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

Greetings! Finally, a new (stable) site is ready for release! It is located at http://www.quizbowldb.com . YES! A DOMAIN NAME! It is still under construction, as the multiplayer has not yet been completed. However, I will be working hard to finish that over the upcoming weeks. New Features: 1. New N...
by sharadmv
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

Just wanted to say that OCF will be very flaky. I am currently creating a more stable site to hopefully release this weekend.
by sharadmv
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

I am currently building the website with a more stable framework. It most definitely will not crash anymore. I'll let you guys know when it's done.
by sharadmv
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

Hello all, Just wanted to explain what was going on with the site. Disclaimer: this will be very techy. I've been using a node.js server backend to send JSONP back and forth for the single player reader and the database. This is extremely stable and really, no matter what you do there, the server wo...
by sharadmv
Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

The continue button should work now and I'll work on getting TP back up today. Thanks for all the feedback!
by sharadmv
Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

by sharadmv
Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

Interestingly, this would actually be Berkeley doing some maintenance on their own servers. This one is out of my hands. Hopefully it will be done today. I'll keep you guys posted. Another option is that I can put it on a temporary site. I'll try that a bit later today if OCF is not back up.
by sharadmv
Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

All right. Quizbowl Central is back up!
by sharadmv
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

Doing some maintenance. I'll let you know when it gets back up.
by sharadmv
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

I've fixed the word forms and punctuation answer checking errors. Please tell me if there are still problems.
by sharadmv
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

If you get the timeout error, that means that most probably, the server has crashed from overload. I just restarted the server so you can try out the site again. As you all have probably noticed, the server can't handle too many people. I plan to get a new one.
by sharadmv
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

Sorry about the current unreliability of the site. I will fix this.
by sharadmv
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

Check out the post called "Quizbowl Central." Hopefully that will solve your problem.
by sharadmv
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Quizbowl Central

Hello everyone, I just wanted to announce a new version of the Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database called Quizbowl Central . New features include a more efficient server, faster search, upgraded reader, and MULTIPLAYER! Please read through all the changes before you use it!!!! Here are the specific chang...
by sharadmv
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

I'm not sure how feasible this is, but if you could hook into the Search API for something like Google or Bing you could potentially leverage their vast database of spell checking to be more lenient about misspelled answers. Good idea. Also, what's the logic behind using String.Contains rather than...
by sharadmv
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

I thought of using the "flagging" method but decided not to because it would require a lot of work to go back and correct any mistakes the flag will have changed. Flagging would also require a lot more maintenance. The current site does use String.contains, but the new site will add that exception. ...
by sharadmv
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

The problem is that I haven't thought of a foolproof way of checking if a question is right or wrong. It's hard to emulate the judgement of a moderator. Any ideas?
by sharadmv
Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

Sorry everyone, the site seems to be down. I'll try to get it up and running ASAP.
by sharadmv
Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

Is it complete overlap or are there unique questions or do some encompass the others?
by sharadmv
Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

Hey,

Does anyone know which HSAPQ tournaments that have been released online overlap (ie VHSL Districts and Tournament 17) and which would be considered encompassing? I'm trying to avoid duplicates.
by sharadmv
Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: QB Reader 2.2 (now with speed adjustment)
Replies: 6
Views: 4511

Re: QB Reader 2.2 (now with speed adjustment)

Hey Lucas,

Can I contact you somehow about this answer regex stuff? I've been trying to think of a good way to detect if an answer is correct, and manually inputting regex seems like it would take forever to do all the questions.

Wanna talk about some other ideas using your regex?
by sharadmv
Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

Hey guys, Sorry for not posting in more than 6 months. I've actually been working a newer, better version of the website that's getting close to release. I'll put the link up here when it's done and create a redirect from the tpclubs site, since it's on a different url. Note that the added features ...
by sharadmv
Thu May 05, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

Hello, just a quick update:

I added a leaderboard to the interface under the tab "Statistics". You can click on a name on the leaderboard to display pie charts of their buzzes.

I also conducted a minor stats reset. This might have removed you from the leaderboard, but you can get back on by playing.
by sharadmv
Thu May 05, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

I'm going to be working on fixing answer detection. Just a quick question, does anyone know of an ideal formula for determining the leaderboard ranking? Right now, it's (Average correct buzzes)/(# of correct buzzes) and whoever has the lower score is ranked higher. I was thinking that I should take ...
by sharadmv
Tue May 03, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

Here's a link to a preliminary leaderboard type page before I integrate it into the interface:
http://quizbowl.tpclubs.com/viewStats.php
by sharadmv
Mon May 02, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

It seems to be working for me and some other people who have tried it. Is this happening to anyone else?
by sharadmv
Mon May 02, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

Hello everyone, I just added the logging in and score tracking features to the interface. You first have to go to the login tab, then create an account (theres no encryption on the password or anything, so create at your own risk), log in, then read questions as normal. The answer checking system ha...
by sharadmv
Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

I added the ability to have tossups you've searched read by clicking the "Read # Results" link next to the Download one. I also added in the checkbox thing that Justin requested.
by sharadmv
Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

I noticed a new tab today - Score Tracker - and created an account. What features will it have? I know people had mentioned tracking buzz location and similar things... Whoops, didn't mean to upload that yet. It's not working, but I'm working on it. I plan to add a system of logging in, tracking wh...
by sharadmv
Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

I'm using GWT for the interface.
by sharadmv
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

It's a Java parser that extracts questions from .pdf, .doc, .docx, and .rtf packets that are close to ACF Packet guidelines and populates a MySQL database, which is queried with php. Also, I just recently fixed a big bug that actually automatically marked you wrong if there were any capital letters ...
by sharadmv
Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

The interface allows you to fix the category if it's incorrect. In every tab but the Read To Me! tab, you can manipulate the result by clicking on the category (which is underlined and in curly brackets) and a dropdown will appear, and selecting a new category will change it. Further uploaded packet...
by sharadmv
Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

The reason a lot of answers are being ruled incorrect is because right now the answer checking is solely based on whether the input string is contained in the original tossup answer string. This causes one-character differences to be ruled incorrect and will also cause prompts to be accepted. For no...
by sharadmv
Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

Multiple words should definitely be working. Can you tell me what's happening?
by sharadmv
Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

ALSO could it be done so that you can play straight through a packet and/or play bonuses? Bonuses are going to be the next big thing I'm going to work on, but that won't probably come for a while. The checkbox thing and playing through a packet I can get to sooner. Just a quick note: There's an opt...
by sharadmv
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 51985

Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

Hello everyone, I don't know exactly where to post this, but here we go: Starting last summer, I started creating a quizbowl question parser that has now evolved into a database with a web interface. The parser takes packets in either .pdf, .doc, or .rtf format and extracts the tossups from them. It...
by sharadmv
Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Southern California State Championship
Replies: 7
Views: 2199

Re: 2011 NAQT Southern California State Championship

I see the ppb was fixed.

What exactly was the error?
by sharadmv
Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Torrey Pines Open Tournament (2/5/2011)
Replies: 26
Views: 11309

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament (2/5/2011)

Stats can be found here: Prelims: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org=sharadmv&id=1&page=standings Playoffs: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org=sharadmv&id=2&page=standings Combined: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org=sharadmv&id=3&page=standings Thanks to all the teams that attended this...
by sharadmv
Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Torrey Pines Open Tournament (2/5/2011)
Replies: 26
Views: 11309

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament (2/5/2011)

So far, only Santa Fe Christian has registered.

I'll update the field in the main post when there are more registrations.
by sharadmv
Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Torrey Pines Open Tournament (2/5/2011)
Replies: 26
Views: 11309

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament (2/5/2011)

Hello everybody!

I just wanted to send a reminder that the tournament date (2/5/2011) is coming up and that if you wish to participate, you should register as soon as possible.

The registration deadline will be 2/2, the Wednesday before the tournament date.