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by Coldblueberry
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ Rutgers (04/12/15)
Replies: 26
Views: 14242

Re: MUT @ Rutgers (04/12/15)

Are there campus-loop buses that can take us to Hickman Hall from the NJTransit station?
by Coldblueberry
Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side bets at ICT and ACF Nats
Replies: 17
Views: 6014

Re: Side bets at ICT and ACF Nats

What's wrong with betting on matches in tournaments that you're not participating in?
by Coldblueberry
Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The place of zoology in the bio distribution
Replies: 53
Views: 26422

Re: The place of zoology in the bio distribution

I did think about how there are a ton of Econ majors, etc. However, how many undergrad-accessible answer lines and clues are there for Econ compared to the fields of Biology? I think it would be very, very easy to expand the distribution for Bio and still have very engaging answers and clues at the ...
by Coldblueberry
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The place of zoology in the bio distribution
Replies: 53
Views: 26422

Re: The place of zoology in the bio distribution

Any other biology majors feel like the distribution should be ~1.5 compared to Chem and Physics at 1? It seems like there are a ton of massive, undergrad-accessible fields for bio that are easily incorporated into Quizbowl. 1. Medical stuff (physiology, anatomy; we don't even have courses in these h...
by Coldblueberry
Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Young adult literature
Replies: 39
Views: 7708

Re: Young adult literature

Put it in trash lit. The trash distro for NAQT is already large enough...
by Coldblueberry
Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall Mirror - UVA (11/3/13)
Replies: 37
Views: 13450

Re: 2013 Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall Mirror - UVA (11/3/13)

Would it be possible to move this tournament back to the next Saturday? I think Saturdays are a bit more convenient for some people...it's also the last two days of Princeton's fall break so if it were moved back we would definitely attend.
by Coldblueberry
Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2013 (10/19/13)
Replies: 27
Views: 14323

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2013 (10/19/13)

Princeton might send two depending on interest
by Coldblueberry
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice 4 @ Stony Brook (9/21/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 5457

Re: Collegiate Novice 4 @ Stony Brook (9/21/13)

I sent an email but just in case: Princeton would like to send one team
by Coldblueberry
Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 7732

Re: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013

I spent some time looking for an answer but couldn't find it. Are there plans to allow off-date hosting of ACF tournaments? Since the mirrors all have to be on the same day would it be possible to say, host a Nov. 17 ACF Fall mirror for people who didn't play on the third? I got the idea from the HS...
by Coldblueberry
Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011-12 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 11834

Re: 2011-12 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

I only remember that it was pop-culture music not from the 2000s and someone died in a crash...I thought it was the Blink182 guy until I remembered the time period
by Coldblueberry
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011-12 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 11834

Re: 2011-12 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

Can you post the 1776 musical TU and the random bonus about 80's musicians (or whatever)? I think one of them died in a plane crash
by Coldblueberry
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: future of the Torrey Pines housewrite
Replies: 30
Views: 10313

Re: future of the Torrey Pines housewrite

If set A is unsatisfactory then they should move to set B. We did not believe our questions were bad. If that was their opinion, they should not have gone through with using the tournament. I don't think you understand how this works. The onus is not on the hosts to check that a set is good. The on...
by Coldblueberry
Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: future of the Torrey Pines housewrite
Replies: 30
Views: 10313

Re: Southern California Date Claim 2012-2013

We took care of criticism from the Macomb mirror (which from our side sounded like it turned out fine) and cleared it. This is almost 100% false. As one of 8 main writers and editors, I believed we did take care of the Macomb criticism. Apologies if it is otherwise but I don't know everything the o...
by Coldblueberry
Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: future of the Torrey Pines housewrite
Replies: 30
Views: 10313

Re: future of the Torrey Pines housewrite

What?! So a team that's looking to mirror a housewrite should contact every other school writing such a tournament and read the entire tournament, decide which one is best, and then tell the others "Sorry, we're not using your tournament." And then all of those other tournaments can't be mirrored i...
by Coldblueberry
Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: future of the Torrey Pines housewrite
Replies: 30
Views: 10313

Re: future of the Torrey Pines housewrite

It's the TD's fault for thinking that we would not give them crappy questions. Ladies and gentleman, why not everyone should have a housewrite. EDIT: Apparently I'm a really sh---y writer Apparently! I'm not going to sink to this level of childishness but I will reiterate: NI hosts had ample time t...
by Coldblueberry
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: future of the Torrey Pines housewrite
Replies: 30
Views: 10313

Re: future of the Torrey Pines housewrite

In general, it is not a good idea to expect a host to edit your tournament. Apparently I'm a really sh---y poster because people are having a hard time understanding my posts. I did not say that we expected them to edit the tournament. I said they had a choice for which set to host and chose ours. ...
by Coldblueberry
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: future of the Torrey Pines housewrite
Replies: 30
Views: 10313

Re: split post

saying you felt the set was acceptable to charge money for when you sent it to Illinois is inexcusable. If you want people to trust this next iteration Are you done making assumptions and projecting your opinions/perceptions on other people? I did not imply "it was acceptable to charge money for" n...
by Coldblueberry
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: future of the Torrey Pines housewrite
Replies: 30
Views: 10313

Re: split post

saying you felt the set was acceptable to charge money for when you sent it to Illinois is inexcusable Where did I say this? The point of my post was to explain the state of the set circa late January and explain the hate coming from people who participated at that site. and it is absolutely not ok...
by Coldblueberry
Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: future of the Torrey Pines housewrite
Replies: 30
Views: 10313

Re: Southern California Date Claim 2012-2013

For reference: the final set as of February 24th (meaning nobody changed it to try and prove you wrong): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ncb6x7xhytvhrsr/l0uWd8SL8y Hopefully I uploaded the correct files; Dropbox is confusing. At risk of a ton of flaming: I'd guess that all the rage in this thread and els...
by Coldblueberry
Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 36494

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

Maybe our team's bye rounds prove me wrong but: http://imgur.com/5BDFg
by Coldblueberry
Tue May 22, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHLFS Trash @HSNCT (5/26)
Replies: 50
Views: 19779

Re: CAHLFS Trash @Midwest Championship (5/19)

I'd play at HSNCT
by Coldblueberry
Mon May 21, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Spring II (5/19/2012)
Replies: 24
Views: 8659

Re: Triton Spring II (5/19/2012)

I didn't play in the game against Arcadia A...
by Coldblueberry
Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 31499

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12

Is there contact info for someone at Princeton? The website looks like it hasn't been updated since 2009. Has the team been active this year?
by Coldblueberry
Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How do you keep newer players involved?
Replies: 37
Views: 13227

Re: How do you keep newer players involved?

Being good at Quizbowl has nothing to do with intelligence--it just takes hard work as long as you start out with an average memory. Also, Quizbowl shouldn't be compared to school at all. It's a game... If the tournament was regular difficulty, take them to novice tournaments. People have recommende...
by Coldblueberry
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

Ultrasurf
by Coldblueberry
Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl internship for summer 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 7643

Re: Quizbowl internship for summer 2012

Why does he have this requirement "4) have played in at least one ACF Regional or NAQT SCT (and preferably, at least one ACF National or NAQT ICT)"?

His website looks like it only provides one liners and stuff.
by Coldblueberry
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73080

Re: Quizbowl Central

Does anyone else have problems logging in/creating an account?
by Coldblueberry
Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/12)
Replies: 17
Views: 5538

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/12)

Congrats to the first place "Los Angeles High School."

Stats are posted here.
http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/912
by Coldblueberry
Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: INTEREST CHECK: May Tournament
Replies: 3
Views: 850

Re: INTEREST CHECK: May Tournament

Yes. But why NAQT? There are already like 2 more coming up.
by Coldblueberry
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/12)
Replies: 17
Views: 5538

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/12)

FIeld has been updated.
by Coldblueberry
Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Outreach Tactic: Phone Calls
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

Re: Outreach Tactic: Phone Calls

Can we write some sort of elevator pitch for pyramidal quizbowl? I don't want my lack of eloquence on a particular day to turn off a coach who may want to attend...
by Coldblueberry
Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/12)
Replies: 17
Views: 5538

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/11)

highwind wrote:There is no way for this to be a HSNCT qualifier as well, right? Just curious. Thanks.
Only NAQT tournaments -> HSNCT.
by Coldblueberry
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:34 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? From Spanish class: http://quizlet.com/ Basically if you answer a question wrong, they have a small button asking if you are actually r...
by Coldblueberry
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Improving SoCal's Circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 2011

Re: Improving SoCal's Circuit

I'm not sure what you mean by a "Blackout Date," but if it means that you shouldn't host a tournament on such dates then that's pretty foolish. It's been shown time and time again that tests dates and other activities don't result in a significant drop in team attendance. They are dates that entiti...
by Coldblueberry
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Improving SoCal's Circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 2011

Improving SoCal's Circuit

So Chris Chiego said "I would like for the schedule next year to be better defined further in advance so teams can prepare and so we can advertise a full schedule in our mailings to new teams; perhaps we should have some kind of SoCalQB online gathering to help plan out the schedule for next year co...
by Coldblueberry
Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: From Chip to "good quizbowl"
Replies: 40
Views: 12019

Re: From Chip to "good quizbowl"

You sound like you haven't explained to them the entire point of Quizbowl. Please take a look at this: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15QVq-LemHUTzNx-Hpo2i2NX5D7M9koe7Cyci-pzhejg/edit?hl=en_US Only some parts of the document are relevant because its written for completely new players to any sort...
by Coldblueberry
Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 27,000 HSAPQ answer lines
Replies: 11
Views: 7591

Re: 27,000 HSAPQ answer lines

Yay thanks. This is really helpful.

I have a question about classifications.

Ex. Is Margaret Atwood American, British, or World?
by Coldblueberry
Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WUStL Updates Statistics Live!: real-time Web scorekeeping
Replies: 30
Views: 15673

Re: WUStL Updates Statistics Live!: real-time Web scorekeeping

I like it a lot and it has so many features for a beta product. Anyways, I messed around with it some more and answered a couple of my own questions so I deleted those. A few more questions and/or bugs... If I made a mistake on bonuses and entered like 20 instead of 30....right now the "fix" button ...
by Coldblueberry
Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 15158

Re: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion

Can you post all the soccer TU's and bonuses from the past year?

I don't think there are very many, but if there are it's fine if you don't post.
by Coldblueberry
Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Checking for Plagiarism..turnitin.com?
Replies: 5
Views: 1821

Re: Checking for Plagiarism..turnitin.com?

One useful thing program our club uses is Viper, along with a local database of old questions. This eliminates any worry of totally stolen questions, and is very useful at detecting wikiplagarism as well. It will hit a couple key phrases now and then that are stock clues, but it helps to be able to...
by Coldblueberry
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Checking for Plagiarism..turnitin.com?
Replies: 5
Views: 1821

Checking for Plagiarism..turnitin.com?

How do I check for plagiarism? I'm leading editing/writing for a set currently. I don't suspect anyone or any question, I'm just curious....also the threat of using turnitin could help prevent plagiarism in the first place. For turnitin, could we possibly upload the entire contents of Sharad's datab...
by Coldblueberry
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 55726

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

You are comparing AP courses that are designed to be first year courses in a field to AP courses that are designed to be second or third year courses in a field. There are about 4,000,000 high school seniors each year, and they all have taken history at some point during high school. You have your ...
by Coldblueberry
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment
Replies: 75
Views: 37275

Re: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment

You forgot a shout-out to the UC guys in socal :) So many new teams this year...
by Coldblueberry
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 55726

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

Well, what about other Quizbowl subjects that aren't being "attacked": AP World History has 160,000 test takers in 2010 Bio has 170,000. Ap Physics B has only 60,000 and the curriculum barely relates to Quizbowl, unlike Gov (personal experience.) Physics C has only 30,000 (!). Compared to social sci...
by Coldblueberry
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 55726

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

[quote="People"]social science blah...quote] ? At least in my school, we are REQUIRED to spend as much time on social science (Gov and Econ; one semester each) as we are for chem, bio, world history, us history...etc. We need those classes to graduate. Plus, AP Psych is a popular class... The only p...