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by Ndg
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 39
Views: 9713

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

I also was a little uncertain about the way to set up field rankings manually, but eventually figured it out. Looking at your stat reports, I think some of the weirdness is because you had single-elim playoffs (or maybe not quite... I can't tell) so you didn't actually have pools/divisions for the ...
by Ndg
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 39
Views: 9713

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

the interface is much easier than SQBS with one exception - in SQBS, you can tab into the field for team selection and begin typing the name of the team that is playing; in YellowFruit I was forced to click each time and select the field with my mouse before I could enter the team name. I don't kno...
by Ndg
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 39
Views: 9713

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

Are there any plans to build a web-based version of this software that could provide live stats? BI used Neg5 yesterday primarily so I don't have to stand over my stats people, waiting for them to enter the sheets, and then upload a new stat report, before I go announce award winners and seeds for ...
by Ndg
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 39
Views: 9713

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

Wow, sorry about that. Thanks for fixing it so quickly. Fixed the database to accept this. Sorry for the inconvenience. Anyone who uploaded stats this weekend might want to check if their games reports are missing and re-upload if it is. While we're on the subject of what the database will and won't...
by Ndg
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 39
Views: 9713

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

I've published a new version up above, with the following notable changes: You can now manually override final rankings (shown when reporting All Games) Use of "phase"/"stage" record to compute final rankings is now on by default. If this produces undesirable results, see #1 (or turn it off via the ...
by Ndg
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 39
Views: 9713

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

I did have one import issue - on the attached file (ending changed from qbj to jpg to be able to attach it), it said round 4 was invalid for Maclay MS-Bainbridge MS which was 145-0. When I added something to both teams to make it 150-5, everything worked fine. I'm really not concerned with it, but ...
by Ndg
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 39
Views: 9713

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

I don't think there's any point in having everyone dig out years of old SQBS files, if they even exist, and re-post the stats, if that's what you mean.
by Ndg
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 39
Views: 9713

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

Snoopy wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:46 pm
Do you think you can add an import from SQBS feature in a future release for easy conversion? Not a programmer, so sorry if I just made an insanely hard suggestion.
What is the use case for doing this? It's not necessarily that hard, but I haven't come with a reason to justify the work.
by Ndg
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: SQBS Help Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 32982

Re: SQBS Help Thread

Is there a way to manually set final rankings outside of editing the HTML report? I had an eleventh round for the top six teams and the real-life fifth-place team is listed as third on the report. Unfortunately, no. I've seen some tournaments create "divisions" (SQBS's term for what most tournament...
by Ndg
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 39
Views: 9713

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

If we're throwing in state-specific quirks, I might as well put Missouri's forward since (as Aidan has mentioned above and also successfully advocated) several hosts here have switched to YellowFruit. Our overtime scoring is slightly different, in that 1) any tossups scored are one point instead of...
by Ndg
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values
Replies: 18
Views: 3658

Re: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values

In the future, I propose that the score at the end of regulation is used for A-value purposes, with TU21 ignored and not counting as a TUH. (It appears that this is what YellowFruit does when calculating PPG [but not other stats].) Just confirming that this is correct. Overtime TUH and points score...
by Ndg
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 39
Views: 9713

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

Seconded. I understand that both this and Neg5 were written with the common 20/20 format in mind, but it would be a HUGE difference-maker for many of us in states where worksheet rounds or lightning rounds still exist to add this functionality to the programs. Something as basic as one extra field ...
by Ndg
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Notable Buzzers
Replies: 20
Views: 2719

Re: Notable Buzzers

The second, far less well known buzzer I want to discuss is something that the MIT team had in its possession circa 2008-2009, and brought to at least a few tournaments. This was a homemade system, I think, and the notable thing about it is that the noise it made when somebody buzzed in was a "ding...
by Ndg
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/14/19) (Penn Bowl & NAQT IS-189A)
Replies: 15
Views: 3544

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/14/19) (Penn Bowl & NAQT IS-189A)

Now that I have control of the main tournament listing, Uber division stats are here
https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5896/stats/uber/
by Ndg
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/14/19) (Penn Bowl & NAQT IS-189A)
Replies: 15
Views: 3544

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/14/19) (Penn Bowl & NAQT IS-189A)

Stat reports for the Uber division will be here for the time being

edit: stats are now on the main hsquizbowl database listing
by Ndg
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying Current Events
Replies: 12
Views: 1698

Re: Studying Current Events

literally read the news every day, follow some journalists on Twitter or whatever, it'll get you points I'm not being dismissive, this is legit the simplest way to do it imo. Not sure how true this still is, but when I was in high school, regularly reading The Economist would get you a ton of early...
by Ndg
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 39
Views: 9713

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

I think this has been done in some form before, but if anyone needs an easy way to move stat reports from Neg5 to the hsquizbowl database, I've added an "Import QBJ" option. There are a few caveats with this: - This is only for the specific schema version 2.1 file that Neg5 exports - Neg5 doesn't se...
by Ndg
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 39
Views: 9713

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

the return of AHAN wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:08 am
I'm interested in a Mac version since all of our devices in my school are Apple products.
I've linked a MacOS version in the original post.
by Ndg
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 39
Views: 9713

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

Atlashill wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:42 pm
There's a bug with the new version (2.3.2): when I attempt to save phases, the screen goes blank, and it's not possible to save the file from that point.
Fixed
by Ndg
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Schedule Generator
Replies: 10
Views: 4310

Re: Quizbowl Schedule Generator

This is very cool, and something I've been thinking ought to exist for a while.
by Ndg
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 39
Views: 9713

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

It would be nice if there was a third button where once you added a game, it automatically begins creation of another entry. This would help streamline data entry when having to deal with multiple scoresheets on short time. Looks like in the SQBS converter, for forfeits you output a blank line for ...
by Ndg
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 39
Views: 9713

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

it's a bit of a hassle to click "add game", then "new game" over and over. It would be nice if there was a third button where once you added a game, it automatically begins creation of another entry. Good idea. It shouldn't be difficult for me to add an "accept and new" button. In the meantime (I d...
by Ndg
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super Acronym at Jimenez
Replies: 9
Views: 4821

Re: Super Acronym at Jimenez

Again. This is fine. I'm not trying to crucify anyone. Sorry! Just pointing out that it looks goofy to post stats for, like, someone's house party.
by Ndg
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super Acronym at Jimenez
Replies: 9
Views: 4821

Re: Super Acronym at Jimenez

This event was publicly marked as cancelled. When was it uncancelled? Why was that not announced, here or elsewhere? As someone who would very much like to play this set (and who lives in Arlington, where this shadow mirror was apparently held), I really would've appreciated a public indication tha...
by Ndg
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 39
Views: 9713

Introducing YellowFruit.

I suppose I may as well make a proper thread for this now that various versions have been floating around for close to a year. What is it? A standalone Windows and MacOS application for (manual) stat entry. Think of it as SQBS but with - Less crummy UI - Support for phases/stages (don't need multipl...
by Ndg
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Neuroscience Side Event Interest Gague
Replies: 11
Views: 4801

Re: Neuroscience Side Event Interest Gauge

I would be happy to show how thoroughly I have forgotten everything I learned in college
by Ndg
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 19751

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

John Ketzkorn wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:46 pm
We will be deciding on the order of events
Has this been done yet?
by Ndg
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 23886

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Is there an explanation of how the re-bracketing works somewhere? Seems like it's different from past years. i'm confused as to why, say, Great Valley B isn't playing for 49th despite winning their tier 3 afternoon group.
by Ndg
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: High School Quizbowl and You
Replies: 4
Views: 5564

Re: High School Quizbowl and You

While it’s fun to get to see those who you otherwise only see at collegiate nats in a significantly lower pressure environment, (staffing vs playing), I have trouble putting into words how inappropriate I find openly drinking in front of high schoolers at the side events which take place at these n...
by Ndg
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2019 Cooper Awards - Nominations closed
Replies: 3
Views: 5680

Re: 2019 Cooper Awards - Nominations closed

PACE would like to congratulate the winners of the 2019 Benjamin Cooper Awards: The Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Award will be presented to the founders of the Las Vegas Quiz Bowl Alliance, Matt Albert, Justin Sharp, and Paul Villaluz, for their work starting a pyramidal quiz bowl circuit in...
by Ndg
Fri May 03, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Rock and Roll Hall of Shame @ SSNCT
Replies: 10
Views: 5265

Re: Rock and Roll Hall of Shame @ SSNCT

Alright, more updates - I've closed the field at six teams, so with a five game schedule, that should actually allow us to do full tossup/bonus games. We'll meet at 9:30ish in the top level of the atrium, and figure things out from there. I'm definitely in favor of playing full games, given the hig...
by Ndg
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: SQBS experiment
Replies: 0
Views: 3766

SQBS experiment

I thought it would be an interesting exercise to imagine what SQBS would be like if it were less ugly and annoying to use. Mostly for my own amusement but I figure some folks here might get a kick out of it.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cikdo25qu6i51 ... 4.exe?dl=0
by Ndg
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Allderdice Invitational V (1/26/19) [NAQT IS-180A]
Replies: 3
Views: 4347

Re: Allderdice Invitational V (1/26/19) [NAQT IS-180A]

Did this tournament happen? Who won?
by Ndg
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)
Replies: 27
Views: 16975

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)

Guile Island wrote:and who knows, may even try to get a stronger Wisconsin circuit going?
Happy to have help with outreach, if you're interested!

Welcome to Wisconsin!
by Ndg
Tue May 15, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2018)
Replies: 29
Views: 14731

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2018)

k120 wrote:I'm going to Beloit College. Unfortunately, the don't have a quizbowl team, but hopefilly I'll be able to start one.
Cool! Wisconsin could definitely use more college clubs.
by Ndg
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II
Replies: 23
Views: 9811

Re: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II

Cheynem wrote:Yes, if this tournament is anything like the last one, you're going to want to have:

-somebody who knows old TV
-somebody who has good buzzing speed
-somebody who knows country music
None of these describe me, but I'm still very much interested and looking for teammates.
by Ndg
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Battle of the Burgh XXI (3/24/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 3597

Re: Battle of the Burgh XXI (3/24/18)

I'm curious as to why teams will be charged an extra twenty dollars in order to receive a copy of the questions they are already paying to play. This seems highly unusual to me and I'm wondering why this policy is in place for this tournament. I agree, Ryan. I thought it was standard practice for t...
by Ndg
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: awards given at end of season?
Replies: 3
Views: 5648

Re: awards given at end of season?

I can only speak for Carmel, but we had an awards night at the end of the year where there was a Varsity and JV team MVP announced (came with a trophy) as well as smaller awards (medallions, iirc) for non-MVP important contributors. Everyone was recognized regardless of whether they won an award. I...
by Ndg
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mellon Bowl XV, Pittsburgh - 10/28, IS-170
Replies: 7
Views: 4309

Re: Mellon Bowl XV, Pittsburgh - 10/28, IS-170

You may want to correct the date of your tournament listing so people can actually search for it.
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4544/
by Ndg
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: How do I become a moderator?
Replies: 5
Views: 2961

Re: How do I become a moderator?

Who do I talk to to become a moderator? I see no clear resources or hubs online, but I’d really like to do it. I am in the Madison, WI area if that matters. User was reminded to enable a signature. --Mgmt. PACE has some good tips for moderators on their site. By the way, I live in Madison and frequ...
by Ndg
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PACENSC ~ A Pokemon Side Event
Replies: 53
Views: 22993

Re: PACENSC ~ A Pokemon Side Event

This was fun and very well written. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this!
by Ndg
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 30794

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

I would definitely play this if it happened at SSNCT.
by Ndg
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash: Conversion stats spreadsheet
Replies: 44
Views: 10294

Re: Conversion stats spreadsheet

I was addressing the implication that it's not possible for someone to know "almost nothing" about another area of the trash distribution.
by Ndg
Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash: Conversion stats spreadsheet
Replies: 44
Views: 10294

Re: Conversion stats spreadsheet

Sam wrote: sports is a category where it's possible for players to know almost nothing.
So is every other category... I don't see why sports is special in this respect.
by Ndg
Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 USABB Nationals: Memorial Day Weekend (5/26-29) Chicago
Replies: 9
Views: 4498

Re: 2017 USABB Nationals: Memorial Day Weekend (5/26-29) Chi

Isn't USABB just for elementary and middle school? I don't see this as catastrophic, unless USABB is counting on siphoning large amounts of staff from HSNCT.
by Ndg
Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 43602

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

A five year non-compete is a pile of hot trash for quiz bowl. Yeah, it's not as if there are "trade secrets" or whatever that a clause like this could be trying to protect. NHBB doesn't have, say, proprietary question-writing or event-hosting strategies. The nature of quiz bowl is such that how its...
by Ndg
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 5396

Re: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion

That one question aside (which I still thought was a pretty cool thing to toss up!), this tournament was extremely well written and loads of fun, even if I didn't get much in the way of points, so thanks for all of the hard work that went into writing it.
by Ndg
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 5396

Re: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion

Cannonball Run was run five times in the 1970's. Was that part in the question? All I really remember were the clues I buzzed on about Alex Roy and the folks who broke his record, who were just random guys who decided to drive across the country really fast. That's why the terminology was so confus...
by Ndg
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 5396

Re: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion

Any particular reason why stuff like "driving from New York to Los Angeles" wasn't at least promptable for the Cannonball Run tossup? The question referred to a specific "event," i.e. named thing the Cannonball Run, and I'm guessing that's why I didn't throw a prompt in there. I think it'd be defen...
by Ndg
Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 5396

Re: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion

Any particular reason why stuff like "driving from New York to Los Angeles" wasn't at least promptable for the Cannonball Run tossup?