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by Eddie
Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UMD Tournament Available for Fall
Replies: 4
Views: 3621

Re: UMD Tournament Available for Fall

Will there be a private subforum to discuss this set?
by Eddie
Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Logistics: How did they go? (2014 PADAWAN)
Replies: 13
Views: 3307

Re: Logistics: How did they go?

- Hey, new writers, this was a wonderful experience. If this happens again, it's definitely worth it. As another padawan, I also thought this was a very helpful experience and I feel that I have improved as a writer. -Bonuses written by padawans I agree with this; I would have enjoyed the opportuni...
by Eddie
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TWAIN XIII @ UCLA (11/15/14) [BISB]
Replies: 5
Views: 3783

Re: TWAIN XIII at UCLA, November 15, 2014

I went ahead and cross-posted this to socalquizbowl.org and added it to the tournament schedule page there.
by Eddie
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE VIII @ Arcadia HS (11/1/14)
Replies: 4
Views: 3884

Re: ACE VIII @ Arcadia HS (11/1/14)

Arcadia has agreed to move their IS tournament to ATLAS on February 21.
by Eddie
Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NASAT Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 19570

Re: 2014 NASAT Discussion

crash bandicoot wrote:The third page of packet no. 8 is blank. Tossups 5 through 8 are missing.
It seems to work fine for me.
by Eddie
Mon May 19, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever
Replies: 25
Views: 10743

Re: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

Maybe hold off on posting to Wastebin before HSNCT. Just to be clear, I was asking about putting the tournament they wrote last year on Wastebin, not this tournament, so that people who don't know the writers could see examples of their previous work. You can find the Never Say Never packet at this...
by Eddie
Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 106888

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

Is there a way to search for two separate strings in the same question, without searching for both strings together? For example, searching for "apples" and "oranges" but not necessarily "apples oranges."
by Eddie
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 106888

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

"Philosophy" is spelled as "Phylosophy" in the "Category" drop-down.
by Eddie
Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying for College History, Book recommendations?
Replies: 13
Views: 3144

Re: Studying for College History, Book reccomendations?

If you look through this thread, there's a ton of (not all history-related) book recommendations.
by Eddie
Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 55536

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the question on Rear Window, I think it was?
by Eddie
Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:02 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 159585

Re: ProtoBowl

Yeah, this is really a problem.

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by Eddie
Fri May 31, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 55536

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

My biggest issue on this is that the 10-second bonus parts eat up A LOT of time on the clock, which could potentially swing a game. Going over to 10 seconds for all three parts would add at most 15 seconds per game. That could be compensated in part by having shorter, less wordy questions (or on av...
by Eddie
Wed May 29, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: IESA Advisory Committee Meeting 5/30/13
Replies: 5
Views: 3392

Re: IESA Advisory Committee Meeting 5/30/13

Not strictly related, but I find it hilarious that the "Question Providers" PDF on the IESA Scholastic Bowl main page refers to NAQT as "National Association of Quizbowl Tournaments."
by Eddie
Tue May 28, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 55536

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

It could just be both players and moderators getting tired as the day goes on, then (hopefully) getting a refreshing night of sleep before Sunday.
by Eddie
Tue May 28, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VIII @ Cambridge, MA (11/09/13)
Replies: 57
Views: 30892

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VIII @ Cambridge, MA (11/09/13)

geolawyerman wrote:November 9th or 19th? You said one, the title said the other.
I'm assuming 9 November since it's on Veteran's Day weekend.
by Eddie
Tue May 28, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 159585

Re: ProtoBowl

Is there a limit on how many questions you can bookmark/star/save?
by Eddie
Mon May 27, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 55536

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

I said that the 2012 HSNCT was the single best set of questions I'd ever heard. I thought that this year's was just as good. I did think, though, that the questions got progressively more difficult, even during the prelims. I'd be interested in seeing the eventual data to see if this was a trend wi...
by Eddie
Sun May 26, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 55536

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

Tammuz. I'm having mixed emotions towards this tossup. On one hand, it was really cool to see something like this tossed up because I had a chance to exercise the mythology I'd been studying recently. On the other hand, I'm almost positive this got converted in very few rooms, and in fact I waited ...
by Eddie
Tue May 21, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 11178

Re: Question-specific discussion

5. This language’s formal second-person singular pronoun derives from an obsolete phrase meaning “your mercy,” and informal second-person plural conjugations can be changed to singular ones by removing a palatal semivowel ending. That plural pronoun is only regularly used in its mother country, vos...
by Eddie
Tue May 21, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT 2013 Individual/Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 6413

Re: BHSAT 2013 Individual/Specific Question Discussion

Mewto55555 wrote:I would assume Takashi Murakami, but I too could be mistaken.
Looks like you're right.
by Eddie
Tue May 21, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT 2013 Individual/Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 6413

Re: BHSAT 2013 Individual/Specific Question Discussion

10. One modern artist from this country often depicts mushrooms with cartoon eyes and fangs. Exhibits of this country’s art in Paris inspired the asymmetric design of Little Girl in a Blue Armchair and The Boating Party by Mary Cassatt and the décor of Whistler’s Peacock Room. One “floating world” ...
by Eddie
Tue May 21, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT 2013 Individual/Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 6413

Re: BHSAT 2013 Individual/Specific Question Discussion

10. One modern artist from this country often depicts mushrooms with cartoon eyes and fangs. Exhibits of this country’s art in Paris inspired the asymmetric design of Little Girl in a Blue Armchair and The Boating Party by Mary Cassatt and the décor of Whistler’s Peacock Room. One “floating world” ...
by Eddie
Sun May 12, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trash mashup packet discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 2538

Re: Trash mashup packet discussion

Could I please see the Pokemon biology question?
by Eddie
Sun May 12, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT at Triton Spring (May 18): Co-hosted with Madison HS
Replies: 15
Views: 4997

Re: BHSAT at Triton Spring (May 18): Co-hosted with Madison HS

DoWon.Kim wrote:Shouldn't Arcadia and NoHo be included in the Nationals Division?
On that same note, Rancho Bernardo and Francis Parker should have at least one Division I team since they're both going to HSNCT.
by Eddie
Sun May 12, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NASAT: June 15-16 at Ohio State
Replies: 46
Views: 17376

Re: 2013 NASAT: June 15-16 at Ohio State

Is there a question distribution available?
by Eddie
Sun May 12, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2013 MSNCT discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 4292

Re: 2013 MSNCT discussion

The _Mammalia_ or _mammal_s tossup started off with "This class's members", so any neg with a classification too specific or not specific enough was not the question's fault. I guess what I meant to say was that a lot of negs probably came from middle schoolers who didn't know the difference betwee...
by Eddie
Sat May 11, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank
Replies: 138
Views: 34140

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

So both this page and this page list 2012-2013 stat adjustments and share sets in common, but all the numbers are different. I'm guessing the March one is an updated version that takes into account more recent stats?
by Eddie
Sat May 11, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2013 MSNCT discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 4292

Re: 2013 MSNCT discussion

I wrote the tossup on _mammal_s, which, despite being answered correctly by 31/34 of rooms, was also negged by 17 teams. I'm guessing a lot of these negs were buzzes on things such as "primates" or "chordates" or some other classification either too specific or not specific enough. I'd like some fee...
by Eddie
Sat May 11, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 159585

Re: ProtoBowl

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I'm curious, is "Zhongguo" just some sort of hidden portion of the answer line, or is there like an algorithm that identifies common alternative answers?
by Eddie
Fri May 10, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank
Replies: 138
Views: 34140

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

The ranking uses PPB, so it should be irrelevant of whether or not there's tough competition in an area.
by Eddie
Mon May 06, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013-2014 Collaboration Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 3837

Re: 2013-2014 Collaboration Thread

I'll be a freshman at UC Berkeley this year, and I'm interested in assisting in the writing of a set. I can write mainly literature, visual arts, and mythology, but don't have much experience writing questions other than a few months of writing for NAQT, so I would prefer to work under the guidance ...
by Eddie
Mon May 06, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 159585

Re: ProtoBowl

Could you make it so that when I select "Points earned in the last 20 questions," the number of negs changes to reflect the last twenty questions as well?
by Eddie
Thu May 02, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 19001

Re: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread

Man, I was expecting something like ringing a giant golden gong in front of everyone, but with a buzzer instead.
by Eddie
Wed May 01, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13
Replies: 56
Views: 19638

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13

I will be attending UC Berkeley where I hope Ankit and co. will not be disappointed that I'm not actually as good as they all think I am.
by Eddie
Wed May 01, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 159585

Re: ProtoBowl

Will the big categories ever be subdivided? I feel like some people may prefere to privately practice on Painting and Other Arts, but not Music, or just ignore distributions like American history. Why would you want to ignore the history of the best North American country north of Mexico? If this w...
by Eddie
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 159585

Re: ProtoBowl

Also, is it possible that more middle school questions can be used? While I think it would be neat for Protobowl to have more middle school questions, I'm not sure it's possible. As far as I know, there are only two middle school question sets: NAQT middle school sets and CMST(the Collaborative Mid...
by Eddie
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank
Replies: 138
Views: 34140

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

Also, there were these two varsity tournaments that used IS-A sets in Southern California.
Warhawk Invitational [IS-117A]
Sweetwater Union District Tournament [IS-121A]
by Eddie
Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank
Replies: 138
Views: 34140

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

NOHO [HSAPQ #32]
DN-QT [HSAPQ #33]
Also, this year's Torrey Pines tournament was TPOT III, not TPOT II.
by Eddie
Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 29414

Re: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion

May I ask who wrote the various Mesoamerican mythology questions? I'm trying to get into learning more about Mesoamerican cultures, and would be delighted to know what sources were used in writing the questions.
by Eddie
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Barrington Station!
Replies: 31
Views: 11028

Re: 2013 NAQT MSNCT: April 27-28, Chicago

I personally wasn't at the MSNCT, but I've been hearing a lot of talk about really unprofessional and inexperienced moderators. Is there truth to this statement?
by Eddie
Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 19001

Re: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread

Is there a more updated version of this playoffs schedule with the semifinals results?
by Eddie
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: YOLO I @ Westview HS - San Diego, CA (20 April 2013) [LIST]
Replies: 8
Views: 4328

Re: YOLO I @ Westview HS - San Diego, CA (20 April 2013) [LIST]

Division I: combined.

Division II: prelims. playoffs. combined.

Division I order of finish:
1. Arcadia B+
2. La Jolla
3. Arcadia C
4. Del Norte A
...

Division II order of finish:
1. Arcadia
2. Torrey Pines C
3. San Dieguito A
4. Canyon Crest A
...

SoCalQuizbowl.org write-up.
by Eddie
Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice seeking mirrors (Fall 2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 6673

Re: SCOP Novice seeking mirrors (Fall 2012)

Alright, I'm looking forward to it.
by Eddie
Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice seeking mirrors (Fall 2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 6673

Re: SCOP Novice seeking mirrors (Fall 2012)

Will this set be posted online at any point?
by Eddie
Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California State Championships @ Irvine High (4/13)
Replies: 5
Views: 2111

Re: Southern California State Championships @ Irvine High (4/13)

Order of finish: 1. Arcadia A 2. Westview A 3. Arcadia B 4. Santa Monica A T-5. Canyon Crest A T-5. North Hollywood A The playoffs and combined stats can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1371 Apparently, there was an error with the prelim stats and they won't be available unti...
by Eddie
Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: San Diego Academic League Dissected
Replies: 2
Views: 1806

Re: San Diego Academic League Dissected

You might want to be careful... from my perspective, sometimes it seemed you tried a bit too hard to find something wrong with a question. There's something wrong with almost all of them -- but some of the stuff you pointed out as flaws aren't really, well, legitimate flaws, or also appear in "good...
by Eddie
Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: San Diego Academic League Dissected
Replies: 2
Views: 1806

San Diego Academic League Dissected

Alternate title: The Tenth Avatar of Lord Chipbeallshnu Incarnate Cross-posted (if that exists here) from the Southern California Discussion 2012-2013 thread, Chris Chiego and I are writing a series of posts on SoCalQuizbowl.org detailing the various aspects of bad quizbowl via a case study of the ...
by Eddie
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Four-quarter format
Replies: 22
Views: 4734

Re: Format

Um, unless I'm missing some huge metaphor, all I got out of that was "it's bad because Chip Bowl in Ohio uses it."
by Eddie
Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Four-quarter format
Replies: 22
Views: 4734

Re: Format

Sorry to bump this thread, but what are the arguments for and against the four-quarter format and, if it looks like the general consensus is that it is inferior to the 20-20 format, why does History Bowl continue to use it?
by Eddie
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California Discussion 2012-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 6992

Re: Southern California Discussion 2012-2013

Chris Chiego and I are writing a series of posts discussing the aspects of bad quizbowl embodied in the San Diego Academic League, beginning with North County. Here's the first post , discussing the differences between good and bad quizbowl, and here's the second post , pinpointing the specific prob...