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by ScoBo
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State
Replies: 46
Views: 56751

Re: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State

Team Missouri live scoresheets are here
by ScoBo
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT Consolation Rounds Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 6869

Re: 2014 HSNCT Consolation Rounds Discussion

Yeah, I think separating responsibilites for staff and teams would be a big help. I read one playoff game on Sunday morning and then made my room available to consolation games. Despite there still being a bunch of people around the consolation desk waiting for something, it still took close to half...
by ScoBo
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 45041

Re: All-time all-state teams

For Missouri, the A team I would probably choose would consist of Charlie Dees and Mike Wehrman (North Kansas City) and Max Schindler and Ben Zhang (Ladue). If we're looking at B, C, etc. teams, some other players to consider, in no particular order: Andy Wehrman (North Kansas City), Charles Hang (...
by ScoBo
Sun May 18, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror
Replies: 135
Views: 52434

Re: Modern World Tournament - Post-NSC Mirror

I'm interested in playing, but will only be able to play on Sunday because my return flight leaves Monday morning. If anyone has a spot to offer that would otherwise go unfilled, let me know, but if the tournament extends into Monday, I don't want to take a spot from someone who is able to play the ...
by ScoBo
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Claude Shannon Memorial Tournament
Replies: 29
Views: 14442

Re: Claude Shannon Memorial Tournament

If I'm not busy I might play just to see just how close to nothing I remember from the few EE classes I took. (It's been over 5 years now...!)
by ScoBo
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Praise Song
Replies: 35
Views: 12168

Re: Praise Song

Thanks to every single person and organization who has ever staffed, attended, or provided a question set to a Missouri Quizbowl Alliance tournament. It's unbelievable how quickly our circuit has transformed from one dominated by local MSHSAA-style tournaments using poorly-written one-liners and unq...
by ScoBo
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is there a space between "quiz" and "bowl"?
Replies: 29
Views: 12628

Re: Is there a space between "quiz" and "bowl"?

I was originally more with the "quiz bowl" camp, but since we founded the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance I've pretty much exclusively used quizbowl, to the point where I frequently find myself typing "quizb" before I realize that wasn't the word starting with "qu" I wanted to type. Of course, I was neve...
by ScoBo
Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:27 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowl and technology: a proposal
Replies: 43
Views: 23296

Re: quizbowl and technology: a proposal

Having a well-designed interchange format will give us a lot of flexibility. With a reliable way to exchange data between systems, we would be able to break this up into independent components that are responsible for specific tasks (stat keeping, question production, etc.) and use the common data f...
by ScoBo
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowl and technology: a proposal
Replies: 43
Views: 23296

Re: quizbowl and technology: a proposal

Naturally, a lot of my input on this will relate to how the Quizbowl Resource Database fits into this technology platform. The database was designed with a similar goal in mind of unifying as much as possible into a single system; a lot of the functionality suggested thus far are things that I've lo...
by ScoBo
Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: SQBS Won't Download - Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 1407

Re: SQBS Won't Download - Help!

It looks like this link works - this is the standalone Windows version that doesn't require going through an installer: http://ai.stanford.edu/~csewell/sqbs/QBS.exe

The Mac version may be available here (according to this post), but the site isn't loading for me: http://www.onqba.ca/stats/SQBS.zip
by ScoBo
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JAMES is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 8
Views: 9113

Re: JAMES is looking for mirrors!

It looks like all mirrors have concluded, but I just wanted to triple-check that this set is clear for discussion before approving it to be posted on quizbowlpackets. (Sorry for the delay on this...)
by ScoBo
Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Box for Andersons
Replies: 1
Views: 1124

Re: Box for Andersons

I use something similar to this for each of my daisy chain sets (I think it is the same as what I have, but I got suckered into paying Ace Hardware's inflated "sale" price, so I'm not sure): http://www.kmart.com/craftsman-17-in-handbox/p-005W059894811002P?prdNo=4&blockNo=4&blockType=G4 I think it's ...
by ScoBo
Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3007

Re: Question-specific Discussion

I don't know much about comp sci, but I think the answer-line for CPU should account for the possible answer of "processor", which seems related (?). Could I see this bonus? 17. Asynchronous examples of these devices include AMULET and ILLIAC II, which are coordinated using pipeline controls and FI...
by ScoBo
Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3007

Re: Question-specific Discussion

serasuna wrote:I don't know much about comp sci, but I think the answer-line for CPU should account for the possible answer of "processor", which seems related (?).
Could I see this bonus?
by ScoBo
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 87125

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

129. Rock Bridge A (PA) (UR) – 20.76 Is this supposed to be the Rock Bridge in MO that had 20.56 PPB on GSAC, or is there a Rock Bridge in Pennsylvania I can't find? (I notice that the aPPB for #162 Hannibal is 19.97 for their actual combined GSAC PPB of 19.77, so it seems like that's the stat line...
by ScoBo
Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 87125

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

Grams's Go-Go Boots wrote:I think I have Orchard Farms listed as the NE site.
Do you have the actual NE site at Kirksville then?
by ScoBo
Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 87125

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

MOQBA Winter at Orchard Farm (IS-131A) - not sure what's up with Parkway Central's bonus stats; I assume you can just take (BPts/(15s+10s)) to get the correct bonus conversion. MOQBA Winter at Waynesville (IS-131A) Helias Catholic (GSAC) I think all other known Missouri tournaments are in the list.
by ScoBo
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT Missouri Qualifier - March 1 at Mizzou
Replies: 1
Views: 1897

Re: 2014 NAQT Missouri Qualifier - March 1 at Mizzou

Despite the threat of severe winter weather after the tournament, 22 teams made it to this. The teams were originally divided into 2 pools of 6 and 2 pools of 5. Prelim Stats We then took the top 2 teams in each pool (8 total) to the championship tier. These teams were divided into 2 parallel pools ...
by ScoBo
Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)
Replies: 7
Views: 6143

Re: SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)

Our last mirror has been played. The questions are now cleared for public discussion. The set will be available soon in the tournament database . Thank you to everyone who hosted and played. Apparently this got overlooked and nobody approved the set upload for an entire month... sorry about that! I...
by ScoBo
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What are the main criticisms of pyramidal Quizbowl?
Replies: 36
Views: 8991

Re: What are the main criticisms of pyramidal Quizbowl?

Complaints about slowness often stem from less-than-competent readers and/or TDs, not from the questions themselves. Slowness of tournaments is a big source of complaints in Missouri. I'm not aware of too many teams in the state that are truly against pyramidal quizbowl. Of course, there is some co...
by ScoBo
Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Typos and such
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

Typos and such

Reading at WUHSAC today, I noticed the following: Round 2, tossup 9: Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio was written for this instrument, viola, and piano. Would this be technically better to phrase "Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio was written for viola, piano, and this instrument." so that "viola" and "piano" are el...
by ScoBo
Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Resource Database Usage Question
Replies: 1
Views: 679

Re: Quizbowl Resource Database Usage Question

The database application itself has no logging of visits or hit counts, so I can't help you with that.
by ScoBo
Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT Missouri Qualifier - March 1 at Mizzou
Replies: 1
Views: 1897

2014 NAQT Missouri Qualifier - March 1 at Mizzou

Cross-posted from this thread on the Missouri Academic Competition Message Board. That thread will be updated more frequently than this one. The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance would like to invite all Missouri high school quizbowl teams to participate in the 2014 NAQT Missouri Qualifier, which will be ...
by ScoBo
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 87125

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

Three Trails Tournament (JAMES mirror at Fort Osage HS in Independence, MO)
by ScoBo
Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Database help
Replies: 3
Views: 2730

Re: Database help

If the SQBS files are edited in a program like Microsoft Word or FrontPage where you edit the rendered content rather than the raw HTML, that program will probably save the changes in a way that the database will reject. Right now you would have to edit the raw HTML from the original SQBS output in ...
by ScoBo
Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59452

Re: TDB help thread

So I have no idea if it's a TDB error or an SQBS error, but I've noticed that on http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1665/stats/prelims/individuals/ the table tag isn't closed, so the footer appears near the top. I think this is a bug with the Mac version of SQBS : I've never used the Mac vers...
by ScoBo
Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rules for replacement questions
Replies: 0
Views: 859

Rules for replacement questions

I've been working on a "cheat sheet" for less experienced moderators as a reference for how to handle certain anomalies during a game, and there were a couple of details about replacing questions I wasn't sure about and couldn't find in the NAQT or PACE rules. 1. In a tournament using powers, if a t...
by ScoBo
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59452

Re: TDB help thread

Grams's Go-Go Boots wrote:Any chance that a check box could be added to the tournament search to filter out tourneys without stat reports?
Sure, that should be easy to add. I'm in the middle of working on another addition right now, but I should be able to get that done right after, hopefully within the next month.
by ScoBo
Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59452

Re: TDB help thread

I just discovered and fixed a bug that caused the coordinates of a tournament location to get wiped out when transferring ownership of the entry, so there were about 130 tournaments that had addresses but no coordinates. These should all be fixed now, so any tournament with a valid address should sh...
by ScoBo
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any SE PA, Northern DE, SW New Jersey tournaments?
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Re: Any SE PA, Northern DE, SW New Jersey tournaments?

I'm not sure why QuAC V isn't showing up in Matt's link, but the University of Pennsylvania is hosting a tournament using HSAPQ 42 on 5 Oct. http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1605/ Addresses are intermittently not being geocoded for some reason. I haven't had a chance to look into this. If a...
by ScoBo
Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59452

Re: TDB help thread

So one suggestion I have is for there to be a way for people to be notified if someone creates a Database entry for their event. I think there are at least 2 events I've made entries for this summer/semester that have had a second entry made. Another thing that is probably worthwhile is a way to de...
by ScoBo
Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59452

Re: TDB help thread

I downloaded the data file you uploaded to the site, generated the reports, and uploaded them. The report is named "prelims", but it looks like it's not just the prelims but has all of the games (6 prelims + 8 team single elimination is what it looks like to me).
by ScoBo
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59452

Re: TDB help thread

Hi TDB help thread, I cannot successfully upload the stat report from the middle school tournament Mountain Lakes hosted in May. I know that the file contains actual stats/information, but every time I try to view it after uploading it says "Error getting report. It may not be uploaded." . Would th...
by ScoBo
Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FKT 2013 Seeking Mirrors (Novice Difficulty)
Replies: 19
Views: 10305

Re: FKT 2013 Seeking Mirrors (Novice Difficulty)

When is the latest date the set will be available for mirrors?
by ScoBo
Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59452

Re: TDB help thread

It would be nice if there was coarser filtering for the date of tournaments. For example, if one were to search "Regionals" , the only real option you have for finding all the 2013 sites is to put in two mm/dd/yyyy dates that includes February 23 & 24. Being able to specify just a year would be imm...
by ScoBo
Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59452

Re: TDB help thread

I've added the &/%26 issue to my list of things to look at. Thanks to some feedback received in an IRC discussion last night, I've made some tweaks to the tournament search functionality. There is now a simple search box on the main page to quickly find a tournament by name, and the search page will...
by ScoBo
Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 42
Views: 35905

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

Also, is there a way to tell the last time a tournament database entry has been updated? No, I think the only timestamps I keep track of at this point are when a stat report was first uploaded (or created, I'm not sure) and when a question set had packets posted. These are currently just used for t...
by ScoBo
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Online Mirror - Canceled
Replies: 12
Views: 2710

Re: VCU Open Online Mirror - 8/31/13

I uploaded VCU Closed a little while ago, I don't know what the delay in it showing up is. I also don't know who chose to upload VCU Open (to the wrong tournament/at all) but people playing the delayed online mirror should not look at it. I've removed the VCU Open upload from that duplicate entry. ...
by ScoBo
Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Advice on Starting a New Team at UMKC
Replies: 2
Views: 5693

Re: Advice on Starting a New Team at UMKC

I would absolutely LOVE to see a team get off the ground at UMKC. I don't have any experience with starting up a team, so others would be much better suited to answer questions about the general process, though I'd be glad to answer anything I can. I do know of a few UMKC students who played in high...
by ScoBo
Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Please add an entry for your question set to the database
Replies: 0
Views: 10835

Please add an entry for your question set to the database

If you are editing a question set for the upcoming season, please take a moment now to add an entry for the set to the Quizbowl Resource Database. Doing so will: Allow all tournaments that use your set to specify that fact in the database, so your question set listing will indicate all of the mirror...
by ScoBo
Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Please add an entry for your question set to the database
Replies: 0
Views: 5939

Please add an entry for your question set to the database

If you are editing a question set for the upcoming season, please take a moment now to add an entry for the set to the Quizbowl Resource Database. Doing so will: Allow all tournaments that use your set to specify that fact in the database, so your question set listing will indicate all of the tourna...
by ScoBo
Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: SQBS for Mac available soon
Replies: 32
Views: 15285

Re: SQBS for Mac available soon

I've never used the Mac version myself, but I think there is a bug in the generation of the individuals report, at least in the version that was used for the VA NAQT States tournament. It looks like the <table> tag is never closed, which causes the copyright to appear above the table when uploaded t...
by ScoBo
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 109
Views: 61689

Re: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: May 25-26, Atlanta

Current field page wrote:219 teams have confirmed spots in this tournament.
The field is capped at 240 teams. 42 spots are being reserved for teams from specific qualifying events.
If 42 of the 240 spots are still reserved, wouldn't that mean at most 198 teams could have confirmed spots in the tournament at this point?
by ScoBo
Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB
Replies: 14
Views: 20122

Re: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB

A way to delete duplicate tournaments posted in the database would also be a good thing, in my opinion (since the LIST III mirror at Columbia currently has 3 entries on the database). Yeah, as simple as it is to add a delete option it's pretty sad that I still haven't added that for tournaments or ...
by ScoBo
Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB
Replies: 14
Views: 20122

Re: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB

If a user has never visited the database I don't think they will show up in the database user list. I should probably do something to improve that.
by ScoBo
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online/Realtime Team Tracker
Replies: 5
Views: 2521

Re: Online/Realtime Team Tracker

I don't really have any specific suggestions related to content at this point, but since I actually worked on a similar project last week, I figured I'd provide some suggestions on the formatting/presentation. Here are a couple of screenshots of how this looks on my phone on initial load: http://www...
by ScoBo
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (March 2, 2013 at Mizzou)
Replies: 8
Views: 2397

Re: 2013 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (March 2, 2013 at Mizzou)

Yeah, all this extra stuff is totally awesome. Jeffrey, is there a good way to teach the rest of us how to add bells and whistles of that sort, or do we need your mad hax? I suspect it's simply a matter of adding in a paragraph and a table column to the generated stats report. Yeah, that's basicall...
by ScoBo
Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (March 2, 2013 at Mizzou)
Replies: 8
Views: 2397

Re: 2013 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (March 2, 2013 at Mizzou)

Thank you once again for attending the 2013 NAQT Missouri Qualifier. It was a pleasure to host 30 teams for another day of great competition. I hope everyone enjoyed the tournament. Following the superplayoffs, Ladue A had a 3-0 superplayoff record and Ladue B was 2-1. Ladue A won the first game of ...
by ScoBo
Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Centralized scheduling, records, and standings
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Re: Centralized scheduling, records, and standings

A couple of these ideas sound similar to features I've envisioned to eventually be part of the Quizbowl Resource Database. Last summer I had planned to get a lot more done than just quizbowlpackets.com migrated over, but that dragged on and I didn't really want to start on anything else until that w...
by ScoBo
Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (March 2, 2013 at Mizzou)
Replies: 8
Views: 2397

Re: 2013 NAQT Missouri Qualifier (March 2, 2013 at Mizzou)

Final Field (30)
* 7 small school teams

Brookfield*
Centralia* (2)
Fatima* (2)
Hallsville*
Helias (2)
Hickman (4)
Ladue (4)
Lutheran (St. Charles)
Mehlville
Oakville
Parkway West
Pilot Grove*
Raytown South
Rock Bridge (3)
SLUH
Springfield Central
Troy Buchanan
Webster Groves (2)