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by Gae Bulg
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Call for Editors - MAGIC (2020 HS Set) [Suspended Indefinitely]
Replies: 10
Views: 1571

Re: Call for Editors - MAGIC (2020 HS Set)

TheScientists wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:24 am
Also - what does 1/1 military entail?
I second Ameya's confusion; does this mean that the American, European, and World history subcategories will not include any military content? Also, is there a rationale behind the very small philosophy/social science distribution?
by Gae Bulg
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Doing well
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: Doing well

At the middle school level, you can get considerably good by taking note of every question you hear (even the ones you get) and looking them up afterwards. As for negging habits, try to change your mindset so that you only buzz when you're at least 80% sure of the answer; most "shot in the dark" buz...
by Gae Bulg
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Getting "Real" Literature Knowledge
Replies: 9
Views: 2537

Re: Getting "Real" Literature Knowledge

You can't expect to have "Real" knowledge of the entire literature canon, but remember that literature doesn't just consist of long fiction; you can get a lot of good literature knowledge by reading a lot of short stories and poems you come across while reading packets.
by Gae Bulg
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 11142

Re: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion

Here are my picks for finals: Govind Prabhakar Arjun Nageswaran Ben Fry Matthew Lee Jonathan Lau Dylan Bowman Sophie Netzel Abe Holtermann Tejas Vadali with Dylan winning it all, and Govind at a close second. Illinois has definitely lost its signature generalists after the exodus of Ethan Strombeck,...
by Gae Bulg
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: [SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY] STACKS - Call for Editors (Nats Level, 2020-21)
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Re: STACKS - Call for Editors (Nats Level, 2020-21)

Ameya tries to produce a set 2: This Time It’s Functional! I’d suggest that you stop wasting your time by trying to create an unavoidably awful set that will neither get mirrored nor have any semblance of quality whatsoever, since no matter how much you cry wolf about how you “learned from your mist...
by Gae Bulg
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 11142

Re: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion

Are there any Illinois freshmen to look out for this year? The only ones I know a bit about are Michael Karpov from Barrington, Jared Dong from Springfield, and Rishabh and Aadit from Stevenson.
by Gae Bulg
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: The BUTTERSCOT
Replies: 4
Views: 4043

Re: The BUTTERSCOT

TheAngryBavarian wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:16 am
Would teams be able to do both BUTTERSCOT and Scottie or is there too much correlation between the two sets? Thanks in advance.
Seeing as BUTTERSCOT is just condensed Scottie questions with most of the answerlines kept, no.
by Gae Bulg
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: QuizDB App for iOS Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 5177

Re: QuizDB App for iOS Announcement

nobrain wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:29 pm
Great app friends! Can you make an Android version, too?
Nonameentered wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:11 pm
An Android port of the app is still possible, but not currently in development due to other commitments this summer. In the mean time, I encourage android users to check out QuizDroid, a question reader similar to QuizBuzz and QuizBug2.
by Gae Bulg
Tue May 14, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Making things stick.
Replies: 8
Views: 5742

Re: Making things stick.

Digital flashcard softwares like Anki, Mnemosyne, or Quizlet can be helpful. Also, it’s difficult to remember clues you merely hear in a question; I’ve found that reading deeper into the clues in a question (reading a wikipedia article about the clue, reading a plot summary of a novel that was clued...
by Gae Bulg
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Dealing with Toxicity in QB
Replies: 5
Views: 4915

Re: (No signature for Anonymity Reasons) Dealing with Toxicity in QB

I think you should first contact your school administration and see if they can do anything about it.
by Gae Bulg
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 16298

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

I am aware and agree that plagiarism is bad and that I had committed it by not properly citing the sources to the question I wrote in Packet 1. Have you considered that you committed plagiarism not only by failing to cite your sources, but by blatantly ripping off previous questions and attempting ...
by Gae Bulg
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 16298

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

Ameya, I find it extremely difficult to understand your stubbornness. Everyone here is giving you very sound advice, yet you choose to ignore each and every one of them. It’s impossible that you do not realize why your behavior is bad, since many people have EXPLICITLY told you the reasons. As we st...
by Gae Bulg
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Best Individuals in Illinois
Replies: 12
Views: 7102

Re: Best Individuals in Illinois

Could we get justifications for these rankings? I find myself disagreeing with many of these and I would like to hear your reasoning.