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by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 42
Views: 35690

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: 15959

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: 42
Views: 35690

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: 42
Views: 35690

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: 12609

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: 11685

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: 36876

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.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 36876

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

What was the format of the preliminary rounds? 52 teams, 5 rounds of...something, cut to top 32 elimination also seems quite archaic. Also if you're seeding by ppg strength of schedule becomes a lot more relevant than it does at PACE or HSNCT since there is much less contribution from bonuses. We p...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sat May 07, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Middlesex!
Replies: 25
Views: 16183

Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: May 7-8, Atlanta

The liveblog is up at http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php?o ... bf7a4185a9 and http://twitter.com/NAQTLive. Be sure to tweet scores and interesting happenstances using the hashtag #MSNCT.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee 2015-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 12517

Re: Tennessee 2015-2016

johntait1 wrote:Looks like there's finally a tournament on good questions scheduled in East Tennessee http://www.historybowl.com/eastern-tennessee/
It's on 12/12/15 at Jefferson County High School.
Unfortunately it's only History Bowl, and not a full-blown Quizbowl tournament.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Good Teams Playing A Sets
Replies: 24
Views: 10386

Re: Good Teams Playing A Sets

it's not a great idea to inundate the field with really great players who play on teams that power 70% of the questions I agree, but I don't think this is a matter of much concern. The highest value of powers/TUH over the course of a whole tournament on an NAQT high school set that we're sure of* w...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014-15 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 8856

Re: 2014-15 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

To make another comparison: Would "lightning war" be allowed for "blitzkrieg"?
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Should college regular difficulty be easier?
Replies: 13
Views: 5754

Re: Should college regular difficulty be easier?

I don't personally mind Nationals difficulty as is but clearly I feel perfectly at home at CO-level difficulty, so I'm not much one to speak. What does bother me is that we are attempting to reach so many new teams at Nationals yet not moderating difficulty accordingly. Tossups don't really need to...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Should college regular difficulty be easier?
Replies: 13
Views: 5754

Re: Should college regular difficulty be easier?

I don't personally mind Nationals difficulty as is but clearly I feel perfectly at home at CO-level difficulty, so I'm not much one to speak. What does bother me is that we are attempting to reach so many new teams at Nationals yet not moderating difficulty accordingly. Tossups don't really need to...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Intl. History Olympiad July 9-15
Replies: 24
Views: 14700

Re: 2015 Intl. History Olympiad July 9-15: Registration Open

I happened to be free last weekend, so I ended up going down to Williamsburg to help out IHO for a bit. Here are a few observations from what I saw of the event, plus from talking to other staffers: The initial plan was to play the full national anthem or state song of each gold medalist for every e...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tri-State Tussle at Delaware Valley HS (Matamoras, PA) 10/17
Replies: 22
Views: 8243

Re: Tri-State Tussle at Delaware Valley HS (Matamoras, PA) 1

Wilmington Charter has claimed that date, as well, which would siphon Pennsylvania teams. Three tournaments in that corridor probably can't coexist. Looking at the last time Charter hosted a tournament , the only teams that they would be losing, based on proximity, would be Kellenberg and East Brun...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State
Replies: 61
Views: 43317

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State

Virginia: B VHSL is great. But given that so many schools play at least some good quizbowl each year, the absence of those schools at circuit events is surprising. The circuit is very top-heavy with a few schools dominating many tournaments and a lack of depth of quizbowl in the NoVA area especiall...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 5 of 6]: How We Treat Each Other
Replies: 40
Views: 17736

Re: Resetting [pt. 5 of 6]: How We Treat Each Other

At the moment there are zero housewritten regular-difficulty mACF tournaments announced. "STIMPY II" definitely fits this description. I can't speak for everyone else, but I'm not a big fan of _only_ having hard-ish tournaments. Glad to see. I must have missed it when I was going through the schedu...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 5 of 6]: How We Treat Each Other
Replies: 40
Views: 17736

Re: Resetting [pt. 5 of 6]: How We Treat Each Other

One thing that hasn't been brought up anywhere but is still an issue is that quite a few people in Quizbowl have an inflated sense of ego, to the point where it almost seems that they believe that Quizbowl only exists to serve themselves. I've heard of issues in several past HSNCTs where people woul...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 5 of 6]: How We Treat Each Other
Replies: 40
Views: 17736

Re: Resetting [pt. 5 of 6]: How We Treat Each Other

I'll probably attempt to post a more detailed response at some point, but for now I want to mention one specific example that comes to mind: How many prospective members of the "peripheral" community actually finds the quizbowl community to be insufferable enough that they don't want to be part of t...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting After the Crisis [pt. 0: Intro/Contents]
Replies: 4
Views: 4241

Re: Resetting After the Crisis [pt. 0: Intro/Contents]

Part 5: How We Treat Each Other -- In the fifth component I'll be discussing how we in the quizbowl community treat each other, and how we should take this opportunity to reset or roll back a lot of the more harmful patterns we've gotten into on that score. Any update as to when this part will come...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship
Replies: 46
Views: 21911

Re: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship

Harry, judging from the sentence immediately prior to that one, I think he's saying "We had a person whose job it was to handle this stuff. For some reason, it didn't get done in a timely fashion." Okay, I see that now. That's what I get for trying to quickly read through the post while at work. I ...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship
Replies: 46
Views: 21911

Re: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship

NHBB has a nice website where tournaments are shown and our players can go on and find a tournament easily. The front page of http://hsquizbowl.org also has a place where you can search for upcoming tournaments in the area. For example, our quizbowl team got waitlisted at HSNCT and PACE this year f...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NASAT: June 13-14 @ Ohio State
Replies: 37
Views: 36370

Re: 2015 NASAT: June 13-14 @ Ohio State

A live (read: based on stats uploads) grid of who has played whom and who has yet to play can be found at http://hdwhite.org/qb/standings/nasat.php.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!
Replies: 70
Views: 43017

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!

We missed playoffs due to losing 5 games in prelims. What I say next is not meant to complain about the system just because it worked against us. We were the only 3-1 team that had to play a 4-0 team. We also had the unfortunate luck of drawing a 6-2 team when we were 5-3. We played 4 teams that en...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 53283

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

Maybe it's just something in my region, but it seems like everyone who went to high school around where I am had to read that book in English class which is why to me it seemed to early. If that's just a weird quirk of the English teachers around here, then I retract my "too early" :) Generally spe...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sun May 31, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!
Replies: 70
Views: 43017

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

The liveblog is up at http://tinyurl.com/2015hsnctplayoffs.

I'm keeping my own version of the bracket at http://tinyurl.com/2015hsnctbracket, though I believe NAQT is keeping an official bracket online somewhere.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sat May 30, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!
Replies: 70
Views: 43017

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

The liveblog is up at http://tinyurl.com/2015hsnctprelims.

Please tweet your results with the hashtag #hsnct and I will include them in the liveblog.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Wed May 27, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!
Replies: 70
Views: 43017

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

Will the prelim and playoff formats be the same (i.e. can I just copy-paste last year's playoff doc for Sunday)?
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 42
Views: 35690

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

Aaron's Rod wrote:I assume you're still working on this, but it keeps timing out for me, just so you're aware.
It's an issue with my hosting provider. It should hopefully be fixed soon.

EDIT: Things are back to normal.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Crossover - a work in progress
Replies: 5
Views: 3546

Re: The Crossover - a work in progress

If you're only taking the top two teams from each bracket into the playoffs, it's fairly easy to make a crossover-format schedule. Simply make a standard round-robin schedule, assign the teams such that the two teams from each bracket will play each other round 1, and then skip that round. For examp...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 42
Views: 35690

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

cwRsync wrote:The following ACF Fall mirror doesn't appear to be in your database: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2335/
It appears to be there for me.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:27 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 42
Views: 35690

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

It looks like NAQT changed their page format slightly which caused some trouble. It's fixed now.

In other news, we have passed 5,000 tournaments, 100,000 teams, and 300,000 player stats indexed.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 41111

Re: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michiga

For comparison, this is what the A-values looked like last year. Note that this does not take into account the Mid-Atlantic site which didn't upload full stats or cases where a team finished ahead of another team with a higher A-value. this appears to be missing the michigan mirror of regs I parsed...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 41111

Re: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michiga

For comparison, this is what the A-values looked like last year. Note that this does not take into account the Mid-Atlantic site which didn't upload full stats or cases where a team finished ahead of another team with a higher A-value.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES at University of Maryland, 11/22
Replies: 16
Views: 9210

Re: DEES at University of Maryland, 11/22

Stats are being updated here.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES at University of Maryland, 11/22
Replies: 16
Views: 9210

Re: DEES at University of Maryland, 11/22

Assuming you guys aren't overloaded with staffers, I would be willing to offer my services.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 42
Views: 35690

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

The script was running into some unexplained errors, but I think I have it fixed now. I'm hoping I'll have things updated tonight.

EDIT: It has been updated!
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Stats on women's participation at ICTs (open for discussion)
Replies: 14
Views: 12173

Re: Stats on women's participation at ICTs (open for discuss

Here's a stacked plot version of a couple of the graphs:

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by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 73108

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Mewto55555 wrote:We discover our shared love of Lucky Charms. Skim milk, however, is to him the "blue-white water of the devil's udder."
John Lawrence has great taste in food.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New quizbowl team from History Bowl
Replies: 8
Views: 5973

Re: New quizbowl team from History Bowl

Finally, a question about tryouts. We hold tryouts for History Bowl, but I am afraid that we might lose talent because we cut them. Also, we have had behavioral and attendance issues with people we accepted from tryouts. I am thinking of having open practices, but that would be impractical since we...
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Preparing for NAC format
Replies: 8
Views: 4356

Re: Preparing for NAC format

Considering that this person has never attended a tournament to the best of my knowledge, and that people from Hinsdale have been banned for posting under alternate accounts, I highly suspect that this is just a troll post.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 42
Views: 35690

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

Einhard wrote:I'm getting a bad link when I try to click on the NAQT link for stats for individual players.
Thanks for catching that. It should be working as desired now.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 42
Views: 35690

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

I have now added naqt.com's tournament results to the database. You might notice some duplicates in the search results now, due to NAQT's different method of handling tournament, team, and player names.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 68
Views: 36523

Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

I have made an online playoff bracket, which can be found at http://tinyurl.com/2014hsnctbracket. If you wish to help with inputting scores tomorrow, send me a PM with your email and I'll give you editing privileges.
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Sat May 31, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 68
Views: 36523

Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Lunch is over, so the liveblog is once again going.