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by ScoBo
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: TDB packet archive
Replies: 13
Views: 6753

Re: TDB packet archive

The quizbowlpackets.com and collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com domains should be set up correctly now. It might take a day or two for the DNS changes to propagate to all servers. In most cases, old links to specific files or tournaments (from a search engine, etc.) should redirect automatically to the c...
by ScoBo
Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: TDB packet archive
Replies: 13
Views: 6753

Re: TDB packet archive

Will there be sortable functionality with the TDB archive? It seems like right now you have to know exactly which packet set you're looking for at the outset in order to use the TDB archive properly. Once the quizbowlpackets.com domain gets set up correctly, the main page will be a single page list...
by ScoBo
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59353

Re: TDB help thread

Apparent bug: uploading a stats report with a + (plus) sign in the title field fails silently during the upload process, as seen here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/66/stats/playoffs_%2B_finals_%28rounds_8-/ . Attempting to view the stats report yields the error "Report "playoffs_ _finals_(r...
by ScoBo
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New tournament database for all quizbowl events
Replies: 14
Views: 33590

Re: New tournament database for all quizbowl events

I am excited to announce that the integration of quizbowlpackets.com into the Quizbowl Resource Database is almost done! The upgrade that we deployed this evening adds the ability to upload packets through the database for them to be made available on quizbowlpackets.com, though quizbowlpackets.com ...
by ScoBo
Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New tournament database for all quizbowl events
Replies: 14
Views: 33590

Re: New tournament database for all quizbowl events

Cross-posting from the help thread since this is probably the more appropriate place for this. A database upgrade will be performed sometime tomorrow evening, currently planned for around 9 EDT. The database may be unavailable for a period of time during the upgrade, though I don't expect any major...
by ScoBo
Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59353

Re: TDB help thread

A database upgrade will be performed sometime tomorrow evening, currently planned for around 9 EDT. The database may be unavailable for a period of time during the upgrade, though I don't expect any major downtime.
by ScoBo
Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowlpackets.com future
Replies: 19
Views: 8970

Re: quizbowlpackets.com future

I'm currently going through the quizbowlpackets.com archive in preparation for the transition to integrate the site into the Quizbowl Resource Database in the next couple of weeks and I came across a set with multiple versions for some rounds. 2008 BHSAT has a folder called "Edited Final Packets" wi...
by ScoBo
Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What's the matter with Kansas?
Replies: 65
Views: 37405

Re: What's the matter with Kansas?

Keep in mind that this is a long-term project. MOQBA has done a lot of great things, but they would probably be the first ones to say that they are nowhere near finished Most definitely. While we have a lot of momentum in areas like St. Louis and Columbia/central Missouri, the rest of our tournamen...
by ScoBo
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2012 "going to hell" protest resolution
Replies: 29
Views: 15290

Re: PACE NSC 2012 "going to hell" protest resolution

What I did was deliver to the teams the protest resolution that Jeffrey Hill, who was running the control room, told me had been reached: that the protest was denied. More specifically, after waiting around for ~15 minutes, Jeffrey received a message, which he relayed as "the protest is unofficiall...
by ScoBo
Mon May 21, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowlpackets.com future
Replies: 19
Views: 8970

Re: quizbowlpackets.com future

Integration with the Quizbowl Resource Database is being planned but work probably won't begin until after NASAT.
by ScoBo
Tue May 08, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowlpackets.com future
Replies: 19
Views: 8970

Re: quizbowlpackets.com future

Clearly quizbowlpackets.com needs to stick around as it's a fantastic one-stop resource for everyone at an easy-to-remember address. This seems like something that could be eventually integrated into and hosted by the Quizbowl Resource Database, assuming that would be OK with Matt. Any desired categ...
by ScoBo
Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59353

Re: TDB help thread

Apparent bug: uploading a stats report with a + (plus) sign in the title field fails silently during the upload process, as seen here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/66/stats/playoffs_%2B_finals_%28rounds_8-/ . Attempting to view the stats report yields the error "Report "playoffs_ _finals_(r...
by ScoBo
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (March 3, 2012 at Mizzou)
Replies: 8
Views: 4095

Re: 2012 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (March 3, 2012 at Mizzou)

Thank you once again for attending the 2012 NAQT Missouri Qualifier. It was a pleasure to host 32 teams for a day of great competition. I hope everyone enjoyed the tournament. Following the superplayoffs, Ladue A had a 3-0 superplayoff record and Savannah was 2-1, so the teams were set to play an ad...
by ScoBo
Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (March 3, 2012 at Mizzou)
Replies: 8
Views: 4095

Re: 2012 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (March 3, 2012 at Mizzou)

Quick results: Ladue A went undefeated to win the tournament after Savannah conceded the advantaged final. Helias A took 3rd and North Kansas City A took 4th. Pilot Grove was the small school champion, finishing 9th overall out of 32 teams. Prelim stats are here . The rest of the stats should be up ...
by ScoBo
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (March 3, 2012 at Mizzou)
Replies: 8
Views: 4095

Re: 2012 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (March 3, 2012 at Mizzou)

The field is now at 32 teams (* indicates small school eligible): Centralia* Clayton (2) Columbia Independent (2) De Smet (2) Elsberry* Helias (3) Hickman (2) Ladue (3) Lutheran (St. Charles) Mehlville New Haven* North Kansas City (2) Oak Grove* Oakville Pilot Grove* Raytown South Rock Bridge (3) Sa...
by ScoBo
Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prelim and Combined Stats on SQBS
Replies: 4
Views: 2076

Re: Prelim and Combined Stats on SQBS

(Posted separately because this may be worthy of being split into its own thread) For a while now I've wanted to develop an alternative stats program that has support for crossover playoffs, but of course the Quizbowl Resource Database will be my big quizbowl project for a while now. Basically, my i...
by ScoBo
Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prelim and Combined Stats on SQBS
Replies: 4
Views: 2076

Re: Prelim and Combined Stats on SQBS

With the functionality George describes, you should be able to get the playoff stats from the "combined" file if no games carry over. (The separate prelim file is still needed because pools changed). It's only when you have crossover playoffs that you have to have a separate playoffs file. In that c...
by ScoBo
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 144998

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

In high school (back in the dark ages when pyramidal tournaments were practically nonexistent in Missouri) I once answered a question on Minnesota when it mentioned Mankato as a city in the state. I learned that from reading Best Buy newspaper ads, which at that time had fine print on several pages ...
by ScoBo
Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New College Contact List
Replies: 40
Views: 38497

Re: New College Contact List

Ultimately the goal of the Quizbowl Resource Center Database is to maintain a listing of something like this, but 1) there's nothing wrong with starting a project in the interim and 2) I don't want to speak for Jeffrey Hill when it comes to putting together that phase of the project. Yes, the datab...
by ScoBo
Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Kansas City Varsity Invitational Tournament
Replies: 2
Views: 876

Re: North Kansas City Varsity Invitational Tournament

With 19 teams, we split into pools of 10 and 9 and did a round robin within each pool. After that, the top 2 in each pool played a crossover playoff. After round 10 Liberty and Savannah were both undefeated going into their round 11 match. Given the time of day both teams preferred to shorten the be...
by ScoBo
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tiger Bowl IV at MU (12/03/2011)
Replies: 6
Views: 3859

Re: Tiger Bowl IV at MU (12/03/2011)

Prelims (rounds 1-5)
Playoffs (rounds 6-10 plus tiebreakers)
Superplayoffs and small school final
All Games
by ScoBo
Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (March 3, 2012 at Mizzou)
Replies: 8
Views: 4095

Re: 2012 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (March 3, 2012 at Mizzou)

This tournament has filled in less than 36 hours! At this point we intend to expand the field to 36 teams, but will not officially do so until we are confident we can secure enough staff. EDIT: Field was officially expanded to 36 teams on 1/31. Field (32/32) (last updated 3/2 @ 9:45, will be updated...
by ScoBo
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (March 3, 2012 at Mizzou)
Replies: 8
Views: 4095

2012 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (March 3, 2012 at Mizzou)

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance would like to invite you to the fifth annual NAQT Missouri Qualifier, to be held on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia on March 3, 2012. The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is an organization dedicated to providing high-quality quizbowl tournaments to all ...
by ScoBo
Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 89439

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - where is rhode island

This time around, I’ve added Michigan State’s HFT mirror, the Western Kentucky Hilltopper Invitational, the Duke Annual Fall Tournament, and the Bill Currie Memorial (I forgot to input the stats to the text display below, but it’s in my database and wouldn’t have resulted in any changes to the rank...
by ScoBo
Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Kansas City Varsity Invitational Tournament
Replies: 2
Views: 876

Re: North Kansas City Varsity Invitational Tournament

As clarified on moquizbowl, the field cap is 18 for now; it may be raised if enough staff is available.
by ScoBo
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New tournament database for all quizbowl events
Replies: 14
Views: 33590

Re: New tournament database for all quizbowl events

SQBS reports previously hosted at scobo.net have now been moved to the Quizbowl Resource Database. Please let me know if you find anything weird about the transferred reports. -edit- Also, if you have any additional information about these tournaments (like a link to the forum post, what question se...
by ScoBo
Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NKCHS Junior Varsity Tournament
Replies: 1
Views: 1293

Re: NKCHS Junior Varsity Tournament

1. Smithville
2. Lawrence (KS)
3. Holden A
4. Notre Dame de Sion

Smithville clears the field to win the tournament outright.

Prelims
Crossover playoffs
All games
by ScoBo
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New tournament database for all quizbowl events
Replies: 14
Views: 33590

Re: New tournament database for all quizbowl events

It came about a month later than I had said, but today I finally sent an email out to people who registered ScoBo databases with at least one valid tournament uploaded: You are receiving this email because you registered one or more ScoBo Tournament Central databases with this email address. I am wr...
by ScoBo
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59353

Re: TDB help thread

Could you change the "Upcoming tournaments" section on the main page to be all tournaments in the next N days for some N, 6 < N < 15? I have a tournament coming up on Sunday which won't show up because there are tournaments on Saturday, and there will from time to time be other events in this situa...
by ScoBo
Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59353

Re: TDB help thread

Mike Bentley wrote:Would it be possible to set up an RSS feed with the latest tournament announcements and results (preferably in separate feeds)?
Yes, this is something I would like to do at some point.
by ScoBo
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59353

Re: TDB help thread

I finally deployed an update that allows you to transfer ownership of a tournament or question set entry to another user. (Naturally, I had to make the implementation more complex than it needed to be... :smile: ...but hopefully the result is more intuitive than the simple option would have been.) O...
by ScoBo
Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Playoff Formatting Help
Replies: 77
Views: 9830

Re: Playoff Formatting Help

I kind of wish there were a website or some form of area where a big list of bracketing options exists with playoff options, just to make things a lot easier. I have long thought this would be a great idea and I seem to remember the idea coming up several years ago but to my knowledge it never came...
by ScoBo
Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59353

Re: TDB help thread

Another very low-priority suggestion: staffer discounts are very common, but are not a default option in the discounts field (unlike buzzer, travel, and laptop discounts) when creating a tournament listing. I suspect they would be worth adding as a default as a UI improvement when you run out of mo...
by ScoBo
Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59353

Re: TDB help thread

It was generating a confirmation page with a blanked-out date field (thus producing the display bug diagnosed by Ashvin). I suspect this was happening because I was entering dates in the wrong format. I've added the mm/dd/yyyy tip. Out of curiosity, this seems to be the interpretation (it's just us...
by ScoBo
Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59353

Re: TDB help thread

All great suggestions; I'll add them to my list.
bt_green_warbler wrote:I tried and it wouldn't take the usage dates...
What do you mean by this?
by ScoBo
Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59353

Re: TDB help thread

Yes - I think including the forum username of the person (or, once you implement multiple-ownership, people) who has editing privileges for a given tournament entry or question set entry ought to be displayed in some relatively inconspicuous location on the page. It is much more obvious to me how b...
by ScoBo
Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59353

Re: TDB help thread

It seems that creating a question set gives you ownership of the set, in the sense that only you are thereafter able to edit the set. This does not seem to be a good idea - I was the first person to post an ACF Fall mirror site on the database, and as such, I now have ownership of the 2011 ACF Fall...
by ScoBo
Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59353

Re: TDB help thread

If you have trouble uploading SQBS reports, please email me the reports along with the browser and operating system you are using and when I get a chance I'll see if I can figure out why it's not working. (My address is available in my forum profile)
by ScoBo
Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 2
Replies: 61
Views: 13017

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 2

MahoningQuizBowler wrote:I just uploaded the stats through the QB resource database, but when I try to use the link to view it, the site says error getting report.
Did you get any errors when you uploaded? It doesn't look like there are any files on the server.
by ScoBo
Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New tournament database for all quizbowl events
Replies: 14
Views: 33590

Re: New tournament database for all quizbowl events

I am pleased to announce that the new and improved tournament database is up and running! The database is now the Quizbowl Resource Database , located at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/. The ultimate goal is to have the database collect information about all of the various aspects of quizbowl (organiz...
by ScoBo
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)
Replies: 62
Views: 16238

Re: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)

Most everything I personally experienced this weekend basically comes down to this: communication was practically nonexistent. Here were the major issues I encountered this weekend: - I was one of the control room operators. I did not know I was a control room operator until I received an email arou...
by ScoBo
Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discussion of hsquizbowl.org's rules
Replies: 96
Views: 27821

Re: Discussion of hsquizbowl.org's rules

Is there a way for the registration process to require a signature before they post Not to my knowledge. One of the first things I did after migrating the Missouri boards to phpBB was hack up the registration page to request name and affiliation so that it could be added to the signature when someo...
by ScoBo
Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (3/5/2011 at Mizzou)
Replies: 4
Views: 1513

Re: 2011 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (3/5/2011 at Mizzou)

Thank you once again for attending the 2011 NAQT Missouri Qualifier. It was very exciting to host 21 teams, our largest field yet, for a day full of competitive games. I hope everyone had a great time. Following the playoffs, Savannah A and Helias A were each 4-1 against other championship bracket t...
by ScoBo
Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (3/5/2011 at Mizzou)
Replies: 4
Views: 1513

Re: 2011 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (3/5/2011 at Mizzou)

Congratulations to Savannah A for winning the 2011 NAQT Missouri Qualifier, and to Centralia for winning the Small School title! After the prelims, six teams advanced to the championship bracket, and after the playoffs and tiebreakers/finals the top 6 were: 1. Savannah A 2. Helias A 3. Rock Bridge A...
by ScoBo
Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (3/5/2011 at Mizzou)
Replies: 4
Views: 1513

Re: 2011 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (3/5/2011 at Mizzou)

The field currently stands at 21 teams (* indicates small school eligible): Centralia* De Smet (2) Eureka (2) Glasgow* Helias (2) Hickman Jefferson City Lutheran (St. Charles County) North Shelby* Oakville Pilot Grove* Rock Bridge (2) Savannah (2) South Pemiscot* Tuscumbia* Villa Duchesne Registrati...
by ScoBo
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (3/5/2011 at Mizzou)
Replies: 4
Views: 1513

2011 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (3/5/2011 at Mizzou)

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance would like to invite you to the fourth annual NAQT Missouri Qualifier, to be held on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia on March 5, 2011. The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is an organization dedicated to providing high-quality quizbowl tournaments to all...
by ScoBo
Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: First-Time Tournament Help
Replies: 109
Views: 17617

Re: First-Time Tournament Help

If I'm reading this right, you have 5 prelim pools of 6 teams each (taking 5 rounds), and would put all the first place teams into the top playoff bracket, the second place teams in a bracket, etc. Doing this, you have 5 first place teams, 5 second place teams, etc - essentially 6 playoff brackets o...
by ScoBo
Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri quizbowl 2010-11
Replies: 7
Views: 1582

Re: Missouri quizbowl 2010-11

Schedule for Delivery: Seven (7) Games to be delivered by December 1, 2010 Seven (7) Games to be delivered by January 1, 2010 Six (7) Games to be delivered by February 1, 2010 Total Games: Twenty (21) As Paul Nelson pointed out elsewhere, no matter how hard one tries, nobody will be able to meet th...