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by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 4434

Re: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media

I'm glad that the HSNCT final video is up and has decent audio and video quality, but the video immediately starts with tossup 1 before the title card even goes away. There's no context at all for the grand finals of a 336-team national tournament.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 4434

Re: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media

EDIT EDIT: I've just been reminded that the company logo is literally just the letters "NAQT" with the full name in tiny print below it, which seems less than inspiring to be quite honest. To be fair, NAQT does have some really excellent logos for their individual tournaments, which they use in all...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Fri May 31, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 4434

Re: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media

I suspect I'm on a one-man crusade here, but "High School National Championship Tournament" is a really bad name for an event in terms of outreach. It says absolutely nothing about what it's about, unlike similar championships like the "National Scholastic Championship", "National Academic Champion...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sun May 05, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 4434

Re: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media

cchiego wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 4:31 pm
Apparently that miscommunication issue continued at SSNCT: a link promising a livestream on the YouTube channel was spread, but the livestream never happened, for reasons that still aren't clear.
The livestream did not take place because the hotel WiFi was not good enough to upload live video.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago
Replies: 16
Views: 5968

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Fuddle Duddle wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:23 pm
excuse you both maps of Chicago say I'm from there

https://imgur.com/a/22wNbeV
I guess it does make sense that the Field Museum is located within the corn part of Illinois.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Okemos Spring Invitational, April 20th 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 5055

Re: Okemos Spring Invitational, April 20th 2019

As someone who would very much like to get to the bottom of this, I think that the best option here is to see if Joseph's stats hold up at HSNCT (which I believe is the next tournament that Okemos will be playing). I don't think this is as cut and dry as Jakob said, but it's hard to prove or dispro...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 12411

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

One mitigating factor of going to 3x12 -> 6x6 is that one fewer tiebreaker game has to be played, which means over a round's worth of time doesn't have to be spent confirming records and playing lunchtime tiebreakers. You'd only need one additional packet's worth of questions and time, not two.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 68
Views: 12028

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

Can confirm that this was an amazing set to play.
Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:57 pm
Stats will be periodically uploaded here

Due to SQBS limitations I do not have a way to individually record who got final boss tus

Full stats
Slight error in the stats -- my name should be spelt with two r's.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 38
Views: 27573

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

Unfortunately I have been informed that this site violates the terms of use of naqt.com, and so therefore it will no longer be including NAQT results for the time being. I would encourage you to use NAQT's player/team search in conjunction with my site.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 38
Views: 27573

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

It's been long overdue, but Neg5 results are (finally) being indexed. As usual, let me know if there are any issues that arise.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 70
Views: 18646

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

There are people who know a lot more about this than me, but there is going to be some amount of fixed cost associated with running a national tournament, such as TDs, statsperson(s), printing, and various other logistics which tends to stay relatively constant despite the number of teams attending....
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where Stats Go
Replies: 13
Views: 6094

Re: Where Stats Go

With regards to Neg5, I'd like to include it in my question database, but as far as I can tell there's no easy way to get a list of every tournament hosted on the site. If there were, I'd certainly be willing to include it. Inspecting the network request, it looks like this url gives you a JSON res...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where Stats Go
Replies: 13
Views: 6094

Re: Where Stats Go

With regards to Neg5, I'd like to include it in my question database, but as far as I can tell there's no easy way to get a list of every tournament hosted on the site. If there were, I'd certainly be willing to include it.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Open: Organization
Replies: 27
Views: 10130

Re: Side Event Open: Organization

I'd hoped for a Virginia site to materialize, but I haven't heard anything from my friends and I don't have the time (or the classrooms) to organize something myself. If there isn't a RAPTURE site within easy distance of me I'll look into doing an online mirror or something, and similarly I wouldn'...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Power Matching
Replies: 14
Views: 5312

Re: Power Matching

Beginning with round 3, how are teams with the same record with at least one win and one loss paired? I've heard mention about teams that go WL play those that go LW, but what about further rounds where it's not so cut and dry?
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Wed May 30, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 56130

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

2. Was anyone at NAQT aware of the accusations against Matt or the disturbing content on his blog? If so, do they have any explanation? I'm not asking for anyone to face mob flagellation but some acknowledgement that people besides Matt could have done better as well would be nice. I can confirm th...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sun May 27, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 11933

Re: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT

Ok, so I'm not finding a good solution to the 14 teams right away so we're gonna go with this schedule: http://hdwhite.org/qb/schedules/194/ IGNORE THE 7TH ROW. The team "Beat Misty For Me" will instead be Ophir's team, or what is shown on the schedule as 6P. Since there are no 7th or 8th teams in ...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Thu May 24, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 56130

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

(CW: Pedophilia) Are any of these reports/allegations actually substantiated at this time? Or proven in any way? It's interesting that Matt went from having a background role to not being able to staff. Was this decision made based off public pressure or actual facts one way or the other? There are ...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 38
Views: 27573

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

I have included an option to search for exact strings. As usual, please let me know if you find any bugs.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT SSNCT: April 28-29, Chicago
Replies: 22
Views: 12074

Re: 2018 NAQT SSNCT: April 28-29, Chicago

The finals will be livestreamed on youtube and liveblogged on Twitter.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 14376

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

If there's a team that's looking for a warm body who hasn't picked up a buzzer in about three years, hit me up.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: Quizbowl Needs a Scheduling Committee
Replies: 50
Views: 12654

Re: Quizbowl Needs a Scheduling Committee

From my understanding, the "sanctioning" process is more to make sure that there aren't three different open tournaments announced for the academic year or something like that.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 38
Views: 27573

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

It works if you click on the name of the tournament, but if you click on NAQT, which should go to the team's stats for the tournament, it always goes to https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/team.jsp?team_id=1, which does not seem to have any information. I'll have to rerun the parser, but once tha...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 38
Views: 27573

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

Everything should be working again. Let me know if there's any further hiccups.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 38
Views: 27573

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

I just noticed that NAQT results aren't showing up since they did their redesign. Hopefully I can get that fixed shortly.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Women in quizbowl discussion
Topic: Stats on women's participation at ICTs (open for discussion)
Replies: 14
Views: 7864

Re: Stats on women's participation at ICTs (open for discuss

(Resurrecting this thread because it seems to be the most appropriate place to put this; mods feel free to split this if that works better) I took a look at every tournament listed on the HSQB tournament database since the start of the 2015-2016 academic year. I got the top 500 first names* and thei...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited
Replies: 41
Views: 15403

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited

Irreligion in Bangladesh wrote:What can we do to repair this relationship?
Get rid of Dave Madden.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Getting teams started at new schools as an outsider
Replies: 3
Views: 2594

Re: Getting teams started at new schools as an outsider

cchiego wrote:a decently-edited video of a basic game
Are there any reasonable-quality high-school videos of matches out there? If so, it should be possible to do a bit of editing and add an overlay with the questions and the score.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 163
Views: 76908

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

AKKOLADE wrote:Is there still not a way to generate a list of all tournaments that are on Neg5? Because I need that for HSQBRank.
Seconding this request so I can add Neg5 tournaments to my search database.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 38
Views: 27573

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

I fixed a bug that was preventing the most recent NAQT tournaments from appearing and fixed the issue where the New Tournaments Added section wasn't properly working.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NAC going pyramidal?
Replies: 27
Views: 14180

Re: NAC going pyramidal?

Haven't they been claiming that for years now?
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 38
Views: 27573

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

The main page now shows a list of all tournaments that have uploaded stats since the last database update (which now happens regularly and automatically early on Tuesday mornings). It won't register stat corrections, but it will pick up adding in things like combined stats a week after prelims and p...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 38
Views: 27573

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

I'm in the process of transferring hosting. If things decide to not work all of a sudden, please let me know.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB, the Community, and the Forums
Replies: 27
Views: 11101

Re: 2016 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Nominees Up, Vote Thru 6

I've proposed this in the staff forum, but maybe it's worth a proposal here. Please note that I am not speaking for the chief admin or any other board staffer. This should not be considered an official policy or even a proposed one at this time. With NHBB and its NHBB-affiliated crop of tournaments...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An Apology and an Announcement
Replies: 19
Views: 10428

Re: An Apology and an Announcement

What I can say is that I'm working to ensure that the future is better, and that the list of meaningful words I can say in this thread ends right about there. Only actions will prove progress; I have no problem with pessimism until then. For me, the only action that would restore faith in NHBB is f...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 33804

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

heterodyne wrote:I'd presume you'd want the people running the tournament to be, you know, running the tournament instead of responding to this thread.
It has now been a full week since the incident in question. ACE has more than enough time to provide a response.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 33804

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

What was the format of the preliminary rounds? 52 teams, 5 rounds of...something, cut to top 32 elimination also seems quite archaic. Also if you're seeding by ppg strength of schedule becomes a lot more relevant than it does at PACE or HSNCT since there is much less contribution from bonuses. We p...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sat May 07, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Middlesex!
Replies: 25
Views: 11869

Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: May 7-8, Atlanta

The liveblog is up at http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php?o ... bf7a4185a9 and http://twitter.com/NAQTLive. Be sure to tweet scores and interesting happenstances using the hashtag #MSNCT.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee 2015-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 11350

Re: Tennessee 2015-2016

johntait1 wrote:Looks like there's finally a tournament on good questions scheduled in East Tennessee http://www.historybowl.com/eastern-tennessee/
It's on 12/12/15 at Jefferson County High School.
Unfortunately it's only History Bowl, and not a full-blown Quizbowl tournament.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Good Teams Playing A Sets
Replies: 24
Views: 9244

Re: Good Teams Playing A Sets

it's not a great idea to inundate the field with really great players who play on teams that power 70% of the questions I agree, but I don't think this is a matter of much concern. The highest value of powers/TUH over the course of a whole tournament on an NAQT high school set that we're sure of* w...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014-15 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 8214

Re: 2014-15 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

To make another comparison: Would "lightning war" be allowed for "blitzkrieg"?
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Should college regular difficulty be easier?
Replies: 13
Views: 5223

Re: Should college regular difficulty be easier?

I don't personally mind Nationals difficulty as is but clearly I feel perfectly at home at CO-level difficulty, so I'm not much one to speak. What does bother me is that we are attempting to reach so many new teams at Nationals yet not moderating difficulty accordingly. Tossups don't really need to...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Should college regular difficulty be easier?
Replies: 13
Views: 5223

Re: Should college regular difficulty be easier?

I don't personally mind Nationals difficulty as is but clearly I feel perfectly at home at CO-level difficulty, so I'm not much one to speak. What does bother me is that we are attempting to reach so many new teams at Nationals yet not moderating difficulty accordingly. Tossups don't really need to...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Intl. History Olympiad July 9-15
Replies: 24
Views: 13735

Re: 2015 Intl. History Olympiad July 9-15: Registration Open

I happened to be free last weekend, so I ended up going down to Williamsburg to help out IHO for a bit. Here are a few observations from what I saw of the event, plus from talking to other staffers: The initial plan was to play the full national anthem or state song of each gold medalist for every e...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tri-State Tussle at Delaware Valley HS (Matamoras, PA) 10/17
Replies: 22
Views: 7537

Re: Tri-State Tussle at Delaware Valley HS (Matamoras, PA) 1

Wilmington Charter has claimed that date, as well, which would siphon Pennsylvania teams. Three tournaments in that corridor probably can't coexist. Looking at the last time Charter hosted a tournament , the only teams that they would be losing, based on proximity, would be Kellenberg and East Brun...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State
Replies: 61
Views: 40191

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State

Virginia: B VHSL is great. But given that so many schools play at least some good quizbowl each year, the absence of those schools at circuit events is surprising. The circuit is very top-heavy with a few schools dominating many tournaments and a lack of depth of quizbowl in the NoVA area especiall...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 5 of 6]: How We Treat Each Other
Replies: 40
Views: 16327

Re: Resetting [pt. 5 of 6]: How We Treat Each Other

At the moment there are zero housewritten regular-difficulty mACF tournaments announced. "STIMPY II" definitely fits this description. I can't speak for everyone else, but I'm not a big fan of _only_ having hard-ish tournaments. Glad to see. I must have missed it when I was going through the schedu...