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by sbfromcopley
Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State
Replies: 46
Views: 36004

Re: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State

I will not be attending, so Team Ohio is Sam, Arjun, Zel, and Jack
by sbfromcopley
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 63877

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the tossups on electrons, and rostand?
by sbfromcopley
Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderators at HSNCT
Replies: 36
Views: 8605

Re: Moderators at HSNCT

We ran into situations in two of the rooms we played in where we would be conferring on bonuses at a pretty normal speaking volume which were accepted quickly, even if we did not direct the answer to the moderator. In some of those cases we were trying to use up more time and we were basically shut...
by sbfromcopley
Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderators at HSNCT
Replies: 36
Views: 8605

Re: Moderators at HSNCT

We ran into situations in two of the rooms we played in where we would be conferring on bonuses at a pretty normal speaking volume which were accepted quickly, even if we did not direct the answer to the moderator. In some of those cases we were trying to use up more time and we were basically shut ...
by sbfromcopley
Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Steering a Team Away From NAC
Replies: 22
Views: 7666

Re: Steering a Team Away From NAC

So Copley is traditionally a team that does go to NAC, i'm not entirely sure why it has been like that but it has been. This year we (as far as I know) are finally not going to go, and it is in large part because apparently we got screwed over last year at Chicago by some horrible handling of an in-...
by sbfromcopley
Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 104783

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

Is the database for bonus questions going to be expanded? The bonus feature could be super useful if there were more questions in it, I feel like a lot of the times when I search in the bonuses I don't get any results
by sbfromcopley
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 104783

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

I have been experiencing a lot of success using this site over quizbowl db, having all the questions on one page is great for looking things up. One thing I have been experiencing a lot of is repetition of questions A LOT. For example, if you look up Zoroastrianism, you will get 35 results! Wow, so ...
by sbfromcopley
Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specialists or Miscellaneous?
Replies: 8
Views: 2280

Re: Specialists or Miscellaneous?

This question has been asked a few times before. What you are basically asking is if a team should have 4 generalists or 4 specialists. I think you should take a look at this post below. This link addresses the question of whether one very good player carrying a team is better than 4 specialists, a ...
by sbfromcopley
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowldb Search not functioning
Replies: 17
Views: 5491

Re: Quizbowldb Search not functioning

Just to elaborate a little on previous posts, I seem to be successful in finding the questions I was looking for almost all the time by doing a one-word search. As some other people said before me, just pick the most specific word of the answerline. It works better on some answerlines than others, b...
by sbfromcopley
Mon May 27, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73053

Re: Quizbowl Central

I noticed the website is not working once again, is it being updated or is it just another random outage.
by sbfromcopley
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Improving Literature Knowledge?
Replies: 56
Views: 28091

Re: Improving Literature Knowledge?

So, basically I would say you shouldn't read a quizbowl-relevant book unless you actually find it interesting. You won't remember things if reading it was an unpleasant experience. Legit knowledge isn't actually very rewarding at all, especially when half the time you're looking for authors. You ca...
by sbfromcopley
Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Improving Literature Knowledge?
Replies: 56
Views: 28091

Re: Improving Literature Knowledge?

To put it shortly, I think learning literature for quizbowl at any level can be summed up in a few steps. 1. Introduce yourself to the canon, whatever level you are it. @Eric, if you think you have the basic HS canon down but are lacking in harder HS tournaments/Early ACF tournaments then go ahead a...
by sbfromcopley
Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: building the strongest team
Replies: 9
Views: 3113

Re: building the strongest team

Typically players know what their strong points are, but if you find that your kids are interested in specializing but don't really know what they should do you could make a test which tests the different major subjects and then assign them specializations accordingly. For example, on our Copley tea...
by sbfromcopley
Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Improving Literature Knowledge?
Replies: 56
Views: 28091

Re: Improving Literature Knowledge?

I would just like to make mention of something in my reply that I don't think i did a very good job of emphasizing. "....and of course reading books/plays/short stories/poems will always beat reading about them " I probably should of stressed that more and if you did take anything my reply I want to...
by sbfromcopley
Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: building the strongest team
Replies: 9
Views: 3113

Re: building the strongest team

If you are trying to take the specialization route with your team, which is always the most effective way to win when done well the first thing you need are willing players. If your players are not determined to study on their own time and try to become better then you as the coach? can only do so m...
by sbfromcopley
Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73053

Re: Quizbowl Central

I'm just wondering, is this completely down for everyone now and does anyone know when it will be back up?
by sbfromcopley
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 73053

Re: Quizbowl Central

When i use the search function sometimes the page doesn't allow me to scroll down without it springing back up, it has exclusively occurred when I received exactly 4 results. It isn't actually that annoying because the majority of the 4th tossup is usually visible without scrolling depending on the ...
by sbfromcopley
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Improving Literature Knowledge?
Replies: 56
Views: 28091

Re: Improving Literature Knowledge?

Well I don't really know where your team is as far as your knowledge base but the first step would definitely be making yourself familiar with all the works and authors of the general high school canon. It seems like that would be a lot but it really isn't that hard to just memorize works and author...
by sbfromcopley
Mon May 28, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open Skype Summer Practices
Replies: 19
Views: 5289

Re: Open Skype Summer Practices

Maybe this thread will get more attention than mine.

skype : sbfromcopley
by sbfromcopley
Thu May 17, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10103

Re: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th

I sent you a message but I forgot to include my skype username which is sbfromcopley. Also, how are you going to pick teams between the people who signed up alone? Is it going to be completely random or are you going to try to split up teams evenly based on what you know about each player.
by sbfromcopley
Tue May 15, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Skype Practice
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

Re: Skype Practice

Anytime when there is an adequate amount of people online who are willing to play. This is not meant to be a scheduled type of practice but rather a way for players to have contact with a larger number of players so that at any given moment or at least a lot of the time that someone wants to practic...
by sbfromcopley
Tue May 15, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Skype Practice
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

Skype Practice

I am trying to make a list of High School quizbowl players who are interesting in practicing over skype, preferably people who can get on at least once a day. Just post your username and I will update the list in this thread. Hopefully you will find these sessions beneficial to checking your own pro...