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HELP!!!!!!!

Post by Ondes Martenot » Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:40 pm

I'm kind of a computer idiot and I'm trying to run that online/scobowl quizbowl but I can't seem to get anywhere. I've already downloaded some mIRC thing, (I think, I don't really know...) now what? If someone could give me detailed instructions it would be much appreciated..................
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!

Post by Sir Thopas » Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:47 pm

Type "/server irc.slashnet.org" and wait for it to load. Ignore whatever may pop up.
Type "/nick whatever" to set the name by which you would like to be known.
Type "/join #scobowl" to enter the channel, and receive channel-specific instructions there as necessary, I suppose.
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!

Post by Deviant Insider » Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:31 pm

This might be what you're looking for.
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!

Post by the return of AHAN » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:38 pm

aarcoh wrote:I'm kind of a computer idiot and I'm trying to run that online/scobowl quizbowl but I can't seem to get anywhere. I've already downloaded some mIRC thing, (I think, I don't really know...) now what? If someone could give me detailed instructions it would be much appreciated..................
Second that. Every now and then I get an idea of trying the trivia bot but I've never run IRC. The directions more or less assume I have and that I have the necessary software. Links to the appropriate sites (http://www.jibble.org/pircbot.php) get me a program that won't run.
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:47 pm

If you have Firefox (and if you don't, switch, because this analogy is about 90% true... IE:Firefox:: :chip: :NAQT), you can download an addon called Chatzilla that works pretty well. For me, most of the allure is that Firefox addons in general are nice, tidy pieces of software.
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!

Post by the return of AHAN » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:45 pm

Got it now. Pretty cool site! Now if I could just get one for my middle schoolers.....
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!

Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:51 pm

Why can't your middle schoolers go to it?
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!

Post by Ondes Martenot » Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:36 pm

Errr.....middle schoolers on ACF questions. Probably not going to work, and I don't care how good these middle schoolers are.
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!

Post by quizbowllee » Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:39 pm

aarcoh wrote:Errr.....middle schoolers on ACF questions. Probably not going to work, and I don't care how good these middle schoolers are.
I used ACF Fall and sometimes Regionals questions in middle school practice when my current senior class was in 8th grade. They did pretty well.
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!

Post by dtaylor4 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:41 pm

I think that middle schoolers should be informed of this, and be allowed to participate of their own volition. If a middle schooler does this knowing that he/she is not likely to answer much, I can see nothing but improvement coming from it.

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Post by Sir Thopas » Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:12 pm

dtaylor4 wrote:I think that middle schoolers should be informed of this, and be allowed to participate of their own volition. If a middle schooler does this knowing that he/she is not likely to answer much, I can see nothing but improvement coming from it.
Yeah, ours come into #scobowl occasionally, and they seem to enjoy it/find it helpful.
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!

Post by Deviant Insider » Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:38 pm

Most of the questions in the Bot are taken from Scobol Solo. They are appropriate for 7th and 8th graders who are serious about quizbowl. The questions are definitely easier than any ACF questions. Some of you may be referring to other channels run by moderators who use questions around ACF Fall Level, which would be fine for a middle schooler as long as s/he was warned ahead of time that s/he wasn't going to answer a lot.
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Re: HELP!!!!!!!

Post by Mike Bentley » Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:04 pm

ReinsteinD wrote:Most of the questions in the Bot are taken from Scobol Solo. They are appropriate for 7th and 8th graders who are serious about quizbowl. The questions are definitely easier than any ACF questions. Some of you may be referring to other channels run by moderators who use questions around ACF Fall Level, which would be fine for a middle schooler as long as s/he was warned ahead of time that s/he wasn't going to answer a lot.
Well, that's not really true. Most of the time ACF questions (specifically, ACF Fall) are played on scobowl. There are multiple sets (use the !get sets and !loadset command), and more are being slowly added.
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