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Umbrella Facebook group/some way to play with other teams

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:03 pm
by Redgrass1
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!

Re: Umbrella Facebook group/some way to play with other teams

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:16 pm
by Rick
This may not be a bad idea. It would certainly be more accessible than the irc channel.

Re: Umbrella Facebook group/some way to play with other teams

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:34 pm
by ryanrosenberg
I think a Facebook group would definitely be a good idea.

Re: Umbrella Facebook group/some way to play with other teams

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:40 pm
by Sniper, No Sniping!
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.

Re: Umbrella Facebook group/some way to play with other teams

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:23 pm
by Cubfan125
That's awesome and I would definitely do it. Set it up!

Re: Umbrella Facebook group/some way to play with other teams

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:44 pm
by theplankt
This sounds like a great idea! I'm sure some of my team members would be interested as well. I'd love to join.

Re: Umbrella Facebook group/some way to play with other teams

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:47 pm
by ryanrosenberg
Sure. I have next to no QB friends from other schools, though, so it may take a bit for the group to expand.

Re: Umbrella Facebook group/some way to play with other teams

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:55 pm
by Redgrass1
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.

Re: Umbrella Facebook group/some way to play with other teams

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:03 am
by The Dance of Sorrow
This is a pretty cool idea, since a ton of people are on facebook but not necessarily skype or IRC.

Re: Umbrella Facebook group/some way to play with other teams

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:25 pm
by 1992 in spaceflight
If you guys need readers for this, i would certainly be willing to help out.

Re: Umbrella Facebook group/some way to play with other teams

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:40 pm
by ProfessorIanDuncan
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.

Re: Umbrella Facebook group/some way to play with other teams

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:49 am
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/

Re: Umbrella Facebook group/some way to play with other teams

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:31 pm
by Wilberbeast
This idea is so ballin'.

Re: Umbrella Facebook group/some way to play with other teams

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:01 am
by Smuttynose Island
MickeyR0urke wrote:If you guys need readers for this, i would certainly be willing to help out.
Same.

Re: Umbrella Facebook group/some way to play with other teams

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:28 am
by Auroni
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.