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by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 159191

Re: ProtoBowl

Obviously cleaning it up would be an extremely desirable thing, but one thing to consider is that /lobby can at times be a good environment for practice between multiple non-stupid users. While activity on HSQB is a fine way of connecting names with schools, trophies, et cetera, it's not going to b...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu May 30, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 55479

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

As somebody who learned to multiply much faster by memorizing much larger times tables than your average high schooler would have, multiplication problems are stupid and comp math shouldn't be a thing.
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed May 29, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Evolution of a Quizbowl Player
Replies: 12
Views: 4494

Re: Evolution of a Quizbowl Player

This is all sorts of silly. Of course players who learn more things will just get more PPG. There's no magical amount of hours you just study to get some amount of stats in quizbowl. Also you spelled Max Schindler's name wrong The way you've worded this seems to suggest that collegiate quizbowl is a...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun May 26, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lightning round strategy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1666

Re: Lightning round strategy?

I'd recommend learning enough so that the amount of time you have doesn't matter
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu May 16, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Buzz
Replies: 10
Views: 3063

Re: How to Buzz

if you're trying to find a way to win buzzer races based on buzzer speed over knowledge, you probably have the wrong approach to quizbowl in general
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed May 08, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why are there different difficulties?
Replies: 24
Views: 4594

Re: Why are there different difficulties?

do you realize that middle schoolers shouldn't be expected to know about the complement system and ntozake shange?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: JNAC Question Distribution
Replies: 3
Views: 1714

Re: JNAC Question Distribution

The advice I would give you is to play actual quizbowl instead
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013: Harlem Shake Prohibited (Apr 27-28)
Replies: 66
Views: 37490

Re: ACF Nationals 2013: Harlem Shake Prohibited (Apr 27-28)

Ike Jose left a black hoodie behind so if anyone finds it that would be cool
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 ICT DI specific question discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 19476

Re: DI specific question discussion

In addition to methylation, C/D box snoRNAs guide this molecule's processing. We're in the nucleolus, we're building ribosomes. I'll bet NAQT is being retarded and writing a question about the small or large ribosomal subunit, or the peptidyl-transferase site of the ribosome, or something. Andy Wat...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 ICT DI specific question discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 19476

Re: DI specific question discussion

Speaking of the Bats tossup, I'm pretty sure white nose disease was the middle clue for a 2012 MSNCT tossup on them
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 159191

Re: ProtoBowl

kevink wrote:
perlnerd666 wrote: Also, the traffic seems to be declining, which is bad, so uh, go spread protobowl some more.
no don't
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sameer Rai
Replies: 3
Views: 3359

Re: Sameer Rai

Vorticity you are a hero
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl in Nevada/Utah/New Mexico/Colorado/Nebraska/Wyoming
Replies: 18
Views: 12212

Re: Quiz Bowl in Nevada/Utah/New Mexico/Colorado/Nebraska/Wyomin

unfortunately he gave no way of communicating with the RED ARMY FACTION or whatever the RAF homeschool is supposed to be
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank
Replies: 138
Views: 34007

Re: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank

SirT wrote:
thyringe_supine wrote:But my question would be how you can effectively communicate to non-quizbowlers that they should care, and, you know, that you're not making this whole thing up.
I think he's probably got a pretty good start by not being a complete idiot who always posts complete crap on HSQB.
Zing!
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 69638

Re: Illinois '12-'13

I didn't realize the writers for family guy also determined who goes to which regional
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Who's Doing CO?
Replies: 15
Views: 18938

Re: Who's Doing CO?

grapesmoker wrote:it is you, you are editing chicago open
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to make a team more mediocre?
Replies: 20
Views: 8433

Re: How to make a team more mediocre?

Wouldn't it also be good to spend more time loitering on the forums to prevent that time from being used on something productive?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aggressive Buzzing
Replies: 32
Views: 10383

Re: Aggressive Buzzing

Very quick thread derail here, but do most teams keep score as they're playing, as in the individual team members keeping score rather than a bystander or coach? Having played precious few top teams, I'm not sure what the common procedure is here. Some players do it. It's pretty helpful if the mode...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 69638

Re: Illinois '12-'13

dude it doesn't matter if you aren't top 9 or top 4 in Illinois. You're still too good for the intended field.
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 69638

Re: Illinois '12-'13

Doesn't that mean that each year any freshman that were in the top ten are automatically discounted? I think it would be desirable both to the players morale and to statistics to allow good players to return to the tournament, as a way to gauge progress. Last year, I was ninth at KC. To me, that is...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aggressive Buzzing
Replies: 32
Views: 10383

Re: Aggressive Buzzing

Yeah, it's definitely interesting to hear recordings of NSC finals last year and hear Bellarmine madly slamming buzzers in the first couple sentences while Hunter just kind of relaxes, but it's definitely very situation-dependent. Is there some optimal power to neg ratio to aim for when considering...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012-2013 Collaboration Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 12238

Re: 2012-2013 Collaboration Thread

Torrey Pines would like to continue its housewrite a third year. Granted, we were not entirely well-received last year (much of the criticism can be found on forums / criticisms from editors show that most of the fact-errors and carelessness were from Richard Montgomery's questions, and Torrey Pine...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New and Noteworthy
Replies: 21
Views: 7498

Re: New and Noteworthy

expressing interest
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun May 20, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT General Thoughts and Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 12637

Re: BHSAT General Thoughts and Discussion

-I'm not wedded to the succession tossup, and if it's both rather hard as a topic and not particularly well-written/suited to pyramidality, I'm not going to go out of my way to defend it. I defer to Ashvin if he has further thoughts, and to people's AP Bio experiences as to whether they encounter t...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun May 20, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wildcat XIV at Northwestern (5/20/12)
Replies: 17
Views: 7165

Re: Wildcat XIV at Northwestern (5/20/12)

My stats and Amanda Nguyen's stats appear to be switched for the game vs IMSA B
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 27536

Re: IHSA

so what exactly was sandwich if it went 170-200 against plano?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Spring II (5/19/2012)
Replies: 24
Views: 9168

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

rangaswamy.vivek wrote:Are previous years' sets available?
the set is BHSAT which has previous incarnations up at quizbowlpackets.com
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DAFT III Mirror - hosted by Belvidere North
Replies: 40
Views: 10455

Re: DAFT III Mirror - hosted by Belvidere North

is there any possibility for the posting of any sort of stats for this? Even just final scores or something?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Larry Munson Memorial Hybrid (4-7-12) GSAC XIX Mirror
Replies: 8
Views: 2148

Re: The Larry Munson Memorial Hybrid (4-7-12) GSAC XIX Mirror

CSQuizJags wrote:
College Park Spyders wrote:GSAC didn't have powers.
Ok. Thought they did. Ergo no powers.
when New Trier ran the set I believe they got permission to powermark it
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6
Replies: 47
Views: 12984

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 6

nationalhistorybeeandbowl wrote:Signatures are particularly useful when I otherwise have no way of knowing who you are.
according to his one other post he is
P.C. Chauhan
Rancho Bernardo ' 14
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 144987

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

A great way to learn Greek mythology is the old Sierra city-builder "Zeus: Master of Olympus" and its expansion, "Poseidon." Oh man, I loved those games. Also, "Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom" is a good source of Chinese history/mythology knowledge. And you can keep saiga antelope and giant sa...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5
Replies: 54
Views: 11394

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 5

MahoningQuizBowler wrote:HI all. Stats for week 1 and 2 are posted; let me know if there are any mistakes. I apologize for the delay.
I'm getting an error while trying to view these stats
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Northeast at Brown (2/18/2012)
Replies: 19
Views: 8523

Re: ACF Regionals Northeast at Brown (2/18/2012)

I find it awfully hard to believe that graham and david went 1/9 and 6/9 respectively vs columbia
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois Quizbowl Computer Rankings
Replies: 20
Views: 3458

Re: Illinois Quizbowl Computer Rankings

tinioril wrote:Who is MCC?
marian catholic central?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delaware Spring Tournament @ Wilmington Charter (2/11/2012)
Replies: 73
Views: 11833

Re: Delaware Spring Tournament @ Wilmington Charter (2/11/2012)

The final placement game for GDS and Mannheim Township doesn't seem to have been included in the stats. Is that just an oversight (the stats just didn't make it into the computer) or was the stat sheet misplaced? I am missing a result for the 5th place varsity game -- can anyone fill in the blank? ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NKC End of Season Tournament
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Re: NKC End of Season Tournament

Even though it's in the calendar link it might be helpful to mention what date the tournament this is in the thread as well
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 27536

Re: IHSA

wait the heck, did plainfield south's coach seriously seed wheaton north above IMA?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA
Replies: 125
Views: 27536

Re: IHSA

Facebook caused me to accidentally stalk Wauconda's quizbowl team's facebook group, and according to a post by coach Ducharme the North Chicago sectional went


1.Stevenson
2. Rolling Meadows
3. Fremd
4. St. Viator
5. Buffalo Grove
6. Wauconda
7. Carmel
8. Lake Zurich

Errrrrrr
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 40858

Re: Illinois '11-'12

7. Belvidere North 8. New Trier 9. IMSA B I voted before IMSA B beat New Trier and Macomb at RAVE; I probably wouldn't have changed my vote. It's a question between "Andrew is capable of negging NT out of wins" versus "Anton/Sabrina/Saieesh are capable of not-buzzing in enough to cost IMSA B wins,"...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RAVE @ Rockford Auburn, 2/4/12
Replies: 32
Views: 24619

Re: RAVE @ Rockford Auburn, 2/4/12

New Trier's going to this. Does this mean we're going to end up using a 12 team format?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Overload
Replies: 33
Views: 5295

Re: Tournament Overload

I mean I enjoy it as a student, but I'm not sure about all the staffer constraints and stuff. I remember Matt Weiner mentioning stuff about Illinois having a ridiculous amount of tournaments and like, problems with too many of of them in the mid season podcast, but I can't remember what he mentioned...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 75356

Re: Quizbowl Central

Looks very awesome.
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL) - 1/21/12
Replies: 71
Views: 24046

Re: Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL) - 1/21/12

on the stats Carbondale is listed as having 12.5 PPB against culver. their tossup count + culver's is too high. Upon further inspection, michael steele apparently has identical tossup stats to ben chametzky that round. also Rob McClellan (NT) only played for 5 rounds and did not play against imsa A,...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TRIUMVIR 2 on January 14, 2012 at Metea Valley HS
Replies: 26
Views: 8634

Re: TRIUMVIR 2 on January 14, 2012 at Metea Valley HS

Loyola A won outright (New Trier did not beat them), Loyola B and New Trier tied for second because we had enough quizbowl for the day.

EDIT : minor detail missing
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 40858

Re: Illinois '11-'12

Having played more of the teams, I now feel somewhat more qualified to post a ballot, though some of these rankings are still guesses. We've been destroyed by about every team on this list, even the ones I'm going to put below us. Top - Main Competition here for the improving state series and actua...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity: ELEGANT — 12/17/2011 (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 74
Views: 29540

Re: New Trier Varsity: ELEGANT — 12/17/2011 (Winnetka, IL)

viewtopic.php?f=49&t=12485
If you didn't check the liveblog thread there was a bit of stuff there