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HSAPQ Open Forum, October 7th at 8:00 P.M.

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:29 pm
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
There will be a HSAPQ open forum on 8:00 P.M. EDT this Wednesday, October 7th in #hsapq on slashnet. Anyone interested in the future of HSAPQ is invited to attend.

Re: HSAPQ Open Forum, October 7th at 8:00 P.M.

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:48 pm
by jonah
Which time zone is that?

Re: HSAPQ Open Forum, October 7th at 8:00 P.M.

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:55 pm
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Eastern.

Re: HSAPQ Open Forum, October 7th at 8:00 P.M.

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:59 pm
by David Riley
I will be unable to participate, but I would definitely encourage:


1) Continued and increased writing of high school questions. For those of us who foster good quiz bowl, NAQT and huse-written (the latter not always feasible) are our only other choices.

2) Continue to host the annual all-star tournament, and wishing success for the premier one this summer.

Re: HSAPQ Open Forum, October 7th at 8:00 P.M.

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:50 pm
by Matt Weiner
For those who have not used IRC before, here is how:

1) You need some method of using the IRC protocol. This can be accomplished by either:
1a) Downloading an IRC client. Any one you find for your operating system will work on any network/channel, but some popular ones are mIRC (mirc.com) for Windows, Colloquy (colloquy.info) for Macs, or Chatzilla (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/16), which is an add-on for the Firefox browser and will run on any system that has Firefox installed.
1b) Connecting through a web-based client such as Mibbit (mibbit.com). I recommend that you do this only if you cannot get a standalone client to work, since web-based clients have low reliability and feature support. On the other hand, many campus wireless networks block the IRC protocol (if you are on one that blocks AIM, it likely blocks this too) so you may have to use a web-based client to get around that.
2) Find the line in your client that lets you enter commands. Use the command: /server moo.slashnet.org to connect to the Slashnet network.
3) Once you have connected to Slashnet, use the command: /nick Yournamehere (replacing Yournamehere with whatever name you are going to be using in chat) to change your name to something recognizable. Some clients will not even let you connect without setting up a name as part of the installation process; for those that do, you will be given a default name like "mib_f09wwfw" and you will want to change it to something more personable as soon as possible.
4) Use the command: /join #hsapq to join the hsapq channel.

Re: HSAPQ Open Forum, October 7th at 8:00 P.M.

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:56 pm
by New York Undercover
If this happens, can a log be posted here?
I have an unfortunate conflict tonight.

Thanks.

Re: HSAPQ Open Forum, October 7th at 8:00 P.M.

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:53 pm
by Matt Weiner
Here's the log: http://pastie.org/651044.

Re: HSAPQ Open Forum, October 7th at 8:00 P.M.

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:14 am
by jonah
Matt Weiner wrote:Here's the log: http://pastie.org/651044.
That log appears to be incomplete (unless the discussion ended really suddenly). Is some missing?

Re: HSAPQ Open Forum, October 7th at 8:00 P.M.

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:51 am
by New York Undercover
I would suggest that HSAPQ try Ms. Mitzi Mahoney, who runs the SHSU Academic Challenge tournament in the fall and spring. It is 4 quarter format but she seemed somewhat receptive to change when I e-mailed her (unfortunately probably no change for the fall tournament). I already mentioned HSAPQ and the 4Q questions but it may be more effective for you guys to talk to her directly. The tournament most recently used Avery Enterprises questions, and I'd assume that is the provider she will be using on November 7.

Re: HSAPQ Open Forum, October 7th at 8:00 P.M.

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:16 am
by jonah
Still hoping to see the rest of the chat.

Re: HSAPQ Open Forum, October 7th at 8:00 P.M.

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:36 am
by AKKOLADE
As a somewhat present participant, I think that's where the chat just kind of petered out. That's just about how these things work online: people say stuff until they don't have anything to say, and then mass silence is accepted as the end of the get together.

Re: HSAPQ Open Forum, October 7th at 8:00 P.M.

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:43 am
by jonah
FredMorlan wrote:As a somewhat present participant, I think that's where the chat just kind of petered out. That's just about how these things work online: people say stuff until they don't have anything to say, and then mass silence is accepted as the end of the get together.
Oh, okay; thanks. It seemed rather abrupt, but it's different to read a log than to see it unfold, so it presumably made sense at the time.

Re: HSAPQ Open Forum, October 7th at 8:00 P.M.

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:58 am
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
There was a little more, but honestly there weren't many people there, and only about 3-4 of them were asking questions (most from myself and Matt Bolinger), then it turned into a discussion of Georgia quizbowl via the HSAPQ packets that have been played there. Not that that wasn't interesting, though.

So, yeah, i would like to see another one of these, but more structured with discussion points predetermined. I have a couple more ideas and questions i'd like to bring up, but not broad enough to spur an entire discussion. So hopefully we can do this again sometime.

Re: HSAPQ Open Forum, October 7th at 8:00 P.M.

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:49 pm
by jrbarry
Andrew:

Y'all discussed Georgia quiz bowl? What was up?

Re: HSAPQ Open Forum, October 7th at 8:00 P.M.

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:13 pm
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Don't really remember, but something to do with trying to promote HSAPQ in Georgia and the rest of the South since apparently it hasn't been as accepted as in other places.