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by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Did ACE shut down?
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: Did ACE shut down?

For what it's worth, aceqb.com redirects to acequizbowlcamps.com, which is down, and sciencechampionship.com is also down.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Best high school formats for n teams
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: Best high school formats for n teams

Note that NAQT (IS-###X) sets have 13 packets, but they (historically, at least) do a poor job of ensuring hosts are aware of this option. For the record, our current policy is that we ask every host if they would prefer the 13-packet version of the set. (and more generally, we switched from 14-pac...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Best high school formats for n teams
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: Best high school formats for n teams

My concern for some of those schedules is that NAQT (and several other housewritten sets) only have 12 packets. If you assume you need 2 for finals, that leaves only 10 rounds to do everything else in.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Best high school formats for n teams
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Best high school formats for n teams

As part of my schedule generator (see sig), I'm hoping to make a bunch of high school schedule templates for people to use. However, there are certain numbers of teams where things don't exactly lend for an obvious schedule. As such, I would appreciate advice on how to construct acceptable high scho...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 41
Views: 34709

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

I think I have it working such that results from recent Yellowfruit tournaments no longer have odd links in there that shouldn't be there. It's fairly likely that new releases of Yellowfruit might inadvertently mess up the HTML parsing that I've been doing, so if there's a result that should be ther...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Schedule Generator
Replies: 7
Views: 3364

Re: Quizbowl Schedule Generator

There should now be schedule templates up for all ACF and NAQT-approved college formats up through 24 teams. The one caveat is that at the moment some schedules (I think 16 and 20 teams, for a couple of examples) don't have byes built-in, so if you're hosting ACF Fall, were planning on using this, a...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Schedule Generator
Replies: 7
Views: 3364

Re: Quizbowl Schedule Generator

I've added some more schedules for tournaments between 4-10 teams. Assuming nothing surprising happens, I should have all of the suggested ACF formats available with time to spare before ACF Fall. In addition, I fixed a couple of issues regarding escaping characters and a really dumb bug involving b...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Schedule Generator
Replies: 7
Views: 3364

Quizbowl Schedule Generator

This tool is still in development. While I don't think there are any critical bugs, I would still suggest you double-check your generated schedules just in case. The Quizbowl Schedule Generator I created a tool that will automatically generate a Quizbowl schedule. Simply tell it how many teams you'...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Paired Tossups and Bonuses
Replies: 9
Views: 4727

Re: Paired Tossups and Bonuses

One of TJ's tournaments (the one that used to be MLK weekend I believe) used to do this. If you answered a tossup on say Alexander the Great, you got a bonus about the lands he conquered. Or perhaps films about Alexander. I wouldn't want it every week, but I kinda liked it. The major problem having...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 3639

Re: NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020

In a given competition year, a player may only compete at NAQT championship events at the secondary or post-secondary levels, but not both. The secondary-level NAQT championships are the Middle School National Championship Tournament, Small School National Championship Tournament (SSNCT), High Scho...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 41
Views: 34709

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

The database once again contains results from NAQT tournaments! Some of the division labels might look a bit funky, but that should hopefully be resolved soonish.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 10535

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: 10535

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: 10535

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: 10535

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: 10444

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: High school area archives
Topic: Okemos Spring Invitational, April 20th 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 6729

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: 72
Views: 25519

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: 73
Views: 23282

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: 41
Views: 34709

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: 41
Views: 34709

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: 72
Views: 35047

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: 6791

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: 6791

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: 11019

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: 6037

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: 68702

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: 13520

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: 68702

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: 41
Views: 34709

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: 16880

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: 16319

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: 20599

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: 41
Views: 34709

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: 41
Views: 34709

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: 41
Views: 34709

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: Community Discussion
Topic: Stats on women's participation at ICTs (open for discussion)
Replies: 14
Views: 11772

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: 26660

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: 2853

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: 93269

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: 41
Views: 34709

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: High school area archives
Topic: NAC going pyramidal?
Replies: 27
Views: 15681

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: 41
Views: 34709

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: 41
Views: 34709

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: 12419

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: 11506

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: 36499

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.