aseemsDB: Not just another database (hopefully)

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aseemsDB: Not just another database (hopefully)

Post by aseem.keyal » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:32 pm

http://aseemsdb.me/

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This database is intended to let you search a wider selection of packets compared to other databases such as Quinterest. However, this database has several drawbacks and is not intended to be a replacement for Quinterest as described in the FAQ section.
Pros: More tossups available to search, and many more bonuses
Cons: A small but not nonexistent learning curve, links to packets instead of displaying questions below (read FAQ please)

Disclaimer: See this thread regarding how the number of database hits is often not a good measure of difficulty.

As this is the first time I've announced the site to a group this big, there is a possibility that it will go down from too much load, but this is probably not likely. If you have any feedback/criticism, let me know by either posting below or emailing me at the address on the about page.
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Post by rajk » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:56 pm

Great job on the UI design and fast searching! I also really like the answerline feature, must have taken a while to do that.
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Post by Jason Cheng » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:51 pm

I just read a poem by John Milton and I wanted to see what clues came up from it, so I just went on aseemsdb.me and aseem'd the phrase "Lycidas." One quick aseem later, and now I'll never forget the line "I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude." Thanks Aseem!

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Post by kionyou » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:59 pm

I've been using this database for a couple of months now, and I definitely recommend it. Thanks Aseem!

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Post by Santa Claus » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:42 pm

This database is among the most useful Quiz Bowl resources I've ever used. Although it fills a different niche, Aseem's DB will be just as useful as Quinterest until a complete parsable database comes along that combines the best of the two.

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Post by i never see pigeons in wheeling » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:51 pm

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Re: aseemsDB: Not just another database (hopefully)

Post by Monstruos de Bolsillo » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:27 pm

Do we have to pay separate processing and handling though? But in all seriousness, this is a great resource.
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Post by aseem.keyal » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:21 pm

aseemsDB has been pretty unstable in the past couple days due to a couple updates I have made. The updates should prevent the excessive amounts of downtime the database has experienced in the past, an increase in performance, and they add a link to "Preview" each packet which opens a text-only version in a new window.
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Post by aseem.keyal » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:23 pm

aseemsDB has been migrated to a new hosting service that will provide much better performance. Users should see an obnoxious "(new)" next to the name in the navigation bar if they are using the new site (this will be removed in a couple days). On the off-chance your browser cache is still taking you to the old site, you can visit new.aseemsdb.me in the interim. The old version of the site will be up at old.aseemsdb.me until the hosting expires late October.
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