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by Luan
Sat May 18, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73384

Re: Quizbowl Central

I feel the search is very unpolished as of now. Take a look:
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The first three results only pop up because they have "george" in it, but an exact match like "George Washington" doesn't appear until quite a few pages later.

Just something that you might want to improve.
by Luan
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 58369

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

Well you're using GWT right? So then you have to use Java. Are you doing something along the lines of String.contains to see if the answer is there? Could an exception be made for blank strings to automatically return false when querying the database? Also, I'm excited about this new parser you're w...
by Luan
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 58369

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

Strange that no one else has noticed this but there quite a few net denizens who enjoy *ahem* screwing with the site. One in particular, "trollmaster", who has a 1.3966 (repeating, of course) word average. You can usually answer a question as soon as it comes up quickly "hitting" buzz then enter aga...
by Luan
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Convincing Teammates to Specialize
Replies: 7
Views: 3614

Re: Convincing Teammates to Specialize

I don't think you have to full-out specialize in order to build a good team. From the short time I've been involved in quizbowl, it seems that there are certain subjects that some people gravitate towards because they are either interested in it or are naturally "good" (I use good in the loosest ter...