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by Eddie
Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: YOLO I @ Westview HS - San Diego, CA (20 April 2013) [LIST]
Replies: 8
Views: 4367

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

May I ask why two of Canyon Crest's teams are waitlisted?
by Eddie
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: SQBS Help Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 34118

Re: SQBS Help Thread

I apologize for my lack of computer skills, but how do I bookmark a chunk of Javascript code on Google Chrome?
by Eddie
Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: SQBS Help Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 34118

Re: SQBS Help Thread

I'm talking about situations where you're just looking at a stat report for any given tournament on the tournament database, not when I'm the person entering stats.
by Eddie
Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: HELP US. 3 DAYS LEFT
Replies: 11
Views: 5827

Re: HELP US. 3 DAYS LEFT

Likewise, although I'm not in charge of YOLO I, I'm almost positive that at least a significant discount would be in order for a team travelling from Las Vegas.
by Eddie
Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: SQBS Help Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 34118

Re: SQBS Help Thread

This is a question not so much about SQBS but about the HSQB interface itself - is there a way to determine around how many tossups were converted in a given round using the Round Report page of a tournament's stats if the tournament set uses powers? For a set without powers it's easy because I can ...
by Eddie
Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California State Championships @ Irvine High (4/13)
Replies: 5
Views: 2118

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

DJCocoPuffs wrote:a little more than half our team will attend, so expect around 7ish teams from us
If "a little more than half" is seven teams, I'm terrified to see Arcadia's full team.
by Eddie
Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: structuring good practice sessions
Replies: 5
Views: 2330

Re: structuring good practice sessions

Our team has practices once or twice a week for about an hour and fifteen minutes. What I find to be helpful are short "lessons" on literature, in which we read several poems or short stories by a certain author and discuss their meaning and significance. For example, one practice could be focused o...
by Eddie
Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT at Triton Spring (May 18): Co-hosted with Madison HS
Replies: 15
Views: 5012

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

Could we get information about the pricing structure and how many teams we can register before being waitlisted?
by Eddie
Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: La Jolla High Tournament, San Diego (March 9, 2013) [IS-124]
Replies: 12
Views: 2782

Re: La Jolla High Tournament, San Diego (March 9, 2013) [IS-124]

Er... the minimum fee reads $50, and unless that's a typo, it exceeds the fee of a single team that receives the new school discount.
by Eddie
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: YOLO I @ Westview HS - San Diego, CA (20 April 2013) [LIST]
Replies: 8
Views: 4367

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

Er... I thought "YOLO" stood for "You Only LIST III Once" since there'll inevitably be people who play the LIST set again next year.
by Eddie
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: TPOT III at Torrey Pines (2/23/13)
Replies: 6
Views: 2436

Re: Announcement: TPOT III at Torrey Pines (2/23/13)

I believe they offsetted each of their teams because their full A & B teams weren't present.
by Eddie
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: La Jolla High Tournament, San Diego (March 9, 2013) [IS-124]
Replies: 12
Views: 2782

Re: La Jolla High Tournament - San Diego, CA (March 9, 2013)

Arcadia is using GSAC for Carnal Embrace. Also, I suggest increasing the new school discount by a large amount. The purpose of the new school discount is to allow incipient teams with a very small budget to enjoy quizbowl without being threatened by large monetary commitments in the form of registra...
by Eddie
Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 8177

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Personally, I think the squirrel going around a tree, while funny, isn't as easy to uniquely identify and buzz on as How to Make Our Ideas Clear is, just because the work's purpose and title is so very matter-of-fact, which is something that generally characterizes pragmatism, and of course the fac...
by Eddie
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 8177

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Are you sure "How to Make Our Ideas Clear" should be in the power? I'm of the opinion that putting it before the squirrel-and-tree clue makes it too easy for people to reflex buzz on the work's name. Plus, a quick search on QuizbowlDB shows that most questions on pragmatism put it just before the gi...
by Eddie
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 8177

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I haven't seen the question at hand, but considering LIST III's target difficulty, I'm of the opinion that anything that isn't Peirce/Dewey/James and their major works/ideas should be in power.
by Eddie
Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: SQBS Help Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 34118

Re: SQBS Help Thread

I have a question - how does one get the "Round Report" page to show up? I've seen some stat reports with it and some without it. Whenever I do stats ends up showing up so I'm not sure if there's anything special I'm doing.
by Eddie
Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 75837

Re: Quizbowl Central

Sometimes when I search something, I can't scroll through the results - the scrollbar just shoots right back up.
by Eddie
Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 160087

Re: ProtoBowl

thyringe_supine wrote:For example, this morning I've answered the same Stoicism toss-up like fifteen times.
Heh, I've racked up five hundred or so points by memorizing and reflex-buzzing on the same eight or so middle school myth questions.
by Eddie
Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California Discussion 2012-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 7020

Re: Southern California Discussion 2012-2013

Hi, this is a member of the Uni quiz bowl team. Recently, we hosted a history bowl competition, which I now many quiz bowl players take part in. Many of the teachers that had their rooms used complained of stolen items, usually their personal belongings that they kept in their desks and whatnot. On...
by Eddie
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 160087

Re: ProtoBowl

Do you think you could add a PPG statistic to the little stats sidebar when you click on someone's name? It could be split up into "lifetime PPG" and "PPG in the last 20 tossups" or something. I think it would be easy to do and would definitely *ahem* be more helpful to gauge prowess than having a r...
by Eddie
Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interdisciplinary/Mixed Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 4481

Re: Interdisciplinary/Mixed Questions

Tokyo Sex Whale wrote:I only find these to be annoying if they are really contrived.
Could you give an example?
by Eddie
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interdisciplinary/Mixed Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 4481

Interdisciplinary/Mixed Questions

It looks like this type of question is really rare - NAQT's website says there's 0.8 of these per round. What's the deal with them? They're kind of annoying to play for me, but is there a solid reason they're frowned upon?
by Eddie
Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California Discussion 2012-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 7020

Re: Southern California Discussion 2012-2013

I'm trying to arrange some winter break practices right now, but unfortunately they'll probably be San Diego-centered.
by Eddie
Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Good ways to get familiar with Fine Arts/Literature?
Replies: 5
Views: 3903

Re: Good ways to get familiar with Fine Arts/Literature?

Spotify's been surprisingly helpful for music - by searching up an artist/composer, I can see what their best-known works are and listen to them on-the-go.
by Eddie
Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 160087

Re: ProtoBowl

thyringe_supine wrote:irl quizbowl will be like irl mail
We'll be sending questions and answers back and forth in envelopes?
by Eddie
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Exclusion clues: when to use them, what they mean.
Replies: 15
Views: 6343

Re: Exclusion clues: when to use them, what they mean.

One question I've had for a while - let's say I'm writing a tossup on Sigurd and I say something like "he's invulnerable everywhere except one of his shoulders." Is it better to include "He's not Achilles, but..." to prevent players from mistakenly buzzing before hearing "shoulders"?
by Eddie
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Quiz Bowl T-Shirt Ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 5174

Re: Bad Quiz Bowl T-Shirt Ideas

Arcadia's t-shirts say "I got the power!" in large bold font.
by Eddie
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 160087

Re: ProtoBowl

Good: It now has legit prompting? Bad: It isn't accepting things it should, due mainly to lazy people typing answerlines. I was prompted on 'Slaughterhouse Five'. If anything, you should be prompted for using the number, it's spelled out on the actual book cover. I was prompted on "Jason" when the ...
by Eddie
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAG I @ Westview HS - San Diego, CA (19 Jan 2013)
Replies: 10
Views: 3109

Re: SWAG I @ Westview HS - San Diego, CA (19 Jan 2013)

We are pleased to announce that SWAG I is now platinum-certified with PACE!
by Eddie
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Hollywood HS Tournament (N.O.H.O)
Replies: 21
Views: 6246

Re: North Hollywood HS Tournament (N.O.H.O)

Here are the overall stats.
by Eddie
Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 160087

Re: ProtoBowl

Is the server down?
by Eddie
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAG I @ Westview HS - San Diego, CA (19 Jan 2013)
Replies: 10
Views: 3109

Re: SWAG I @ Westview HS - San Diego, CA (19 Jan 2013)

If you plan to pay your registration fee early, please mail it as a check for "Westview Quizbowl" to the address 13500 Camino del Sur, San Diego, CA 92129. Please put ATTN: Limor Weltsch on the envelope or it will not be received. You will receive a confirmation once your payment has been processed.
by Eddie
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 160087

Re: ProtoBowl

Christian Okoye wrote:A more optimal idea would be to promote ACF's Writer Feedback Program amongst your friends.
Is that program still active?
by Eddie
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 160087

Re: ProtoBowl

A side idea kind of relevant to this would be creating a room in which users can submit their own questions (with their intended difficulty, subject, etc.) and others can playtest them and provide feedback.
by Eddie
Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Buzzers for Large Teams
Replies: 7
Views: 3585

Re: Buzzers for Large Teams

You can find information about Andersons here . The second one (hand-held buzzers) are personally my favourite, and a case is $15 extra. The parts are really easy to replace, too, and they're generally good with communications. I've also heard good reviews about these buzzers , which come with a pad...
by Eddie
Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quiz Bowl Search Engine
Replies: 8
Views: 4813

Re: Quiz Bowl Search Engine

Looks pretty cool. I would suggest having a feature that enables users to look at multiple questions at a time, like Quizbowl DB does.
by Eddie
Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 160087

Re: ProtoBowl

One thing I think this really needs is some sort of room ownership or admin power because I have difficulties with people being disruptive in my private school channel and as (1) they don't have to identify themselves through the username and (2) I can't shut them out unless the ban mechanism trigg...
by Eddie
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Why is the shortcut icon for hsquizbowl.org a bee?
Replies: 12
Views: 7663

Re: Why is the shortcut icon for hsquizbowl.org a bee?

Also, what do they call middle schools in Canada? The Forbidden Zone?

Oh, the many mysteries of quizbowl.
by Eddie
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAG I @ Westview HS - San Diego, CA (19 Jan 2013)
Replies: 10
Views: 3109

Re: SWAG I @ Westview HS - San Diego, CA (19 Jan 2013)

The field for SWAG has now been expanded to thirty (30) teams. Any A-, B-, or C-teams on the waitlist have been added to the field, though D-, E-, and F-teams shall remain on the waitlist until 5 January, 2013, or two weeks prior to SWAG I.
by Eddie
Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California Discussion 2012-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 7020

Re: Southern California Discussion 2012-2013

I've been looking to get a lot of the SD city schools to come to quizbowl tournaments. Andy is a really strong humanities player at Granite Hills and Alex at University City is an all-around generalist. I'm not sure what grade they're in, but it looks like they'll stick around for at least the remai...
by Eddie
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California Discussion 2012-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 7020

Re: Southern California Discussion 2012-2013

Has there been a problem with merging files in SQBS? I recall that I could do it fairly easily last year. Also, could you please elaborate on the process of bidding for state championships? I'm a little confused as to how this works.
by Eddie
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DN-QT at Del Norte HS - San Diego, CA (January 12, 2013)
Replies: 8
Views: 3662

Re: DN-QT at Del Norte HS - San Diego, CA (January 12, 2013)

Will there be any sort of discount for new schools?
by Eddie
Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAG I @ Westview HS - San Diego, CA (19 Jan 2013)
Replies: 10
Views: 3109

Re: SWAG I @ Westview HS - San Diego, CA (19 Jan 2013)

The field for SWAG I is now full, although we are planning to expand the field to thirty (30) teams. Teams on the waitlist shall be prioritized alphabetically; that is, any A-teams will be taken before any B-teams, and so on.
by Eddie
Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Fall Tournament at UCSD (11/10/12)
Replies: 15
Views: 5574

Re: Triton Fall Tournament at UCSD (11/10/12)

The prelim stats look like there's something wrong with them.
by Eddie
Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California Discussion 2012-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 7020

Re: Southern California Discussion 2012-2013

Could you please elaborate on how state championships work? Who is eligible, what do top teams get, and what set is used?
by Eddie
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California Discussion 2012-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 7020

Re: Southern California Discussion 2012-2013

cchiego wrote:it's also weird to try to explain why there are two state championships
Could you elaborate on this? I was only aware of one state championship, which was held at La Jolla last year. How are each different?
by Eddie
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Hollywood HS Tournament (N.O.H.O)
Replies: 21
Views: 6246

Re: North Hollywood HS Tournament (N.O.H.O)

How are you guys doing on buzzers and moderators, and have you contacted other LA schools (Palos Verdes, Chadwick, SaMo, etc.)?
by Eddie
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Improving Literature Knowledge?
Replies: 56
Views: 29890

Re: Improving Literature Knowledge?

I think that the problem with the "read a book" strategy is that literature has such a large canon. Poetry and short stories are very easy to read and digest quickly, and some significant and common novels and plays (those on NAQT's You Gotta Know, etc.) are very useful to read firsthand, but once y...