Umbrella Facebook group/some way to play with other teams

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Umbrella Facebook group/some way to play with other teams

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I'm a student with a ridiculous amount of free time, so I spend it practicing quiz bowl with my team on skype, but they're not always free (I think they're losing it) so I kind of invaded Hunter and practiced with them on IRC. But, they are also very busy (I think I prevented a bunch of them from writing papers multiple times) and I feel bad encouraging them to procrastinate. Torrey Pines and reading old packets is great and all, but I learn better when playing in matches or semi-formal matches.
So, I was thinking to make a quiz bowl group for all schools on facebook (is there one already? I know there's a page but there's no group) so I can ask people who are free to practice with me, of course this isn't only for me, anyone would be able to ask for matches. Or, if you have skype and not facebook, I'd like to get your skype name and make a skype conversation for quiz bowl.
If anyone is interested e-mail me, and my skype name is frozentiansun
Thank you ^~^
(If anyone ever wants to practice with someone, 99% of the time I'm free)
So I made one, It's titled Highs School Quiz Bowl just request to join and then add the rest of your school!
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This may not be a bad idea. It would certainly be more accessible than the irc channel.
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I think a Facebook group would definitely be a good idea.
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I would be up for this as well. I liked doing OSPL because it gave me chances to play coordinated quiz bowl outside of the season/school, but with this I like the idea of more flexibility.
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That's awesome and I would definitely do it. Set it up!
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This sounds like a great idea! I'm sure some of my team members would be interested as well. I'd love to join.
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Sure. I have next to no QB friends from other schools, though, so it may take a bit for the group to expand.
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So I made a facebook group and will add everyone I can, So just accept my friend request and then add the rest of your team.
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This is a pretty cool idea, since a ton of people are on facebook but not necessarily skype or IRC.
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If you guys need readers for this, i would certainly be willing to help out.
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I have never played quiz bowl online (save TP database). I am very interested in playing a game online, but i have no idea of the logistics and i am not especially that good.
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Post by Scaled Flowerpiercer »

This seems like it will be a pretty good idea, and the amount of interest is rather impressive (160 or so people in about 24 hours...) Now that it is made though, I think it is a good idea to make sure anyone on this forum can find the page, so

http://www.facebook.com/groups/143371535773603/
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This idea is so ballin'.
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MickeyR0urke wrote:If you guys need readers for this, i would certainly be willing to help out.
Same.
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Smuttynose Island wrote:
MickeyR0urke wrote:If you guys need readers for this, i would certainly be willing to help out.
Same.
I volunteer as time permits.
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