Announcing IACQBank

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TheScientists
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Announcing IACQBank

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Hi everyone! I'm really excited to announce the public release of IACQBank v1.0!

What is IACQBank?
IACQBank is an archive of as many publicly available questions produced by IAC in one convenient place. IACQBank lets you search for questions along with navigating through the archive.

IACQBank Features:
  • An expansive and easily navigable archive of IAC questions that will continuously be updated when new sets get uploaded.
  • A search tool that lets you refine results by region of where the packet is from and the type.
  • A mobile-friendly design to ensure functionality on practically every device (mobile, tablet, laptop, desktop).
A few notes:
  • The search tool is currently linked to IAC URLs instead of the IACQBank archive. This is due to Google CSE not indexing any of the files in the site archive. This will be fixed at some point (whether through CSE or through a different setup) and all results will be from the archive.
  • IACQBank is not affiliated with International Academic Competitions (IAC) and all packets posted on this site are their property.
If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to reply below or message me on Discord (@WebGuru ツ#4806).

Thank you for visiting this site!
Last edited by TheScientists on Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:33 am, edited 2 times in total.
TheScientists
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Re: IACQBank Shutdown

Post by TheScientists »

Hi everyone,
Unfortunately, IACQBank no longer exists. This is due to IAC not authorizing third-party projects involving their questions, which is reasonable and I do not have any disagreement with the policy.
Regardless of the unfortunate news, I want to thank everyone for their feedback and support of this project. Making IACQBank really helped me a lot through a rough patch.

For those seeking an alternative to IACQBank:
- QuizDB has a bunch of history questions used in quizbowl tournaments.
- Quizbug2 and Betterbowl are interactive question readers that you can use to game-ify QuizDB questions.
- quizbowlpackets.com and hsapq.com have some pre-2015 NHBB/USHB packets
- IACs many websites have past questions that you can download and practice with. See https://www.iacompetitions.com/ for the expansive list of events, and navigate to the Resources/Past Questions page for each event's site to find them.

Again, thank you everyone!
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Re: Announcing IACQBank

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Damn this was really helpful. The UI was way more friendly and it was nice to have everything in one place.
Vishal Rameshbabu
[James Clemens High School]
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