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If I don't respond within a few days, don't take it personally. I've simply:
  • died
  • become incapacitated
  • lost internet access
  • lost interest in ADSIC
  • forgotten about ADSIC due to the time of year
  • realized I hate you
  • done at least two of the above
  • done ALL of the above (hehe, I'm a ghost)

State stuff[edit]

  • Haha, I knew you'd help me out with the districts...don't you have a huge list of them? Anyways, thanks for helping me out! I might end up sending you and Adam the rest of these, since I leave for college Monday...Stanley Tree 14:59, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
    • About that...I have graduation Monday, then leave for a 1-week vacation...sorry.Collegebookworm 18:21, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
    • I lie...we'll be gone 'till Friday night.Collegebookworm 05:57, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Hey, I wasn't trying to throw you under the bus, just giving him an example of what I think he is looking for.Stanley Tree 18:00, 24 March 2008 (PDT)

  • I didn't think you were. I'm just reminding y'all not to look too closely to my article as a "perfect" one.---Collegebookworm

Watch me add stuff[edit]

[1] - 2004 State Scores (aka the winning scores of teams going to Nats).

2003- [2]

2002 SCHOOLS only, no scores -[3]

2001 Schools - [4]- DI(0-779), DII(780-1499), DIII(1500+)

2001 SS State Scores: [5],0EF615D204489A77.html - see google archive caches


First off, I again apologize for deleting the scores; that was a jerk move.

My question is she would set down a base description of each region? To me it kinda looks lame that only four regions have a descriptionStanley Tree 22:55, 19 March 2008 (PDT)

  • Right now, I'm studying for UIL (I could win State, and recoup my major fail from AcDec), so I'm being very light on the editing. I was going to do that this summer (AKA, when I have time) - if you want to do that now instead of studying--DON'T!!! Texas needs a win. I suppose if you REALLY want to avoid studying, feel free. And no bad feelings about the deletion; as I said before, I don't remember where I got the scores or why I put them up (and the fact that Adam moved them from the individual pages and thus deleted the history doesn't help with the timeline). Good luck.---Collegebookworm
    • I did what now? I really can't remember what you're talking about, so I'd like to know. I'm sorry, I hope I didn't step on any toes, and I'm sorry if I'm a little brazen with my editing... You can undelete whatever it is I deleted if you want. I just figure things hardly ever get done around here if we wait to discuss things. I definitely won't feel bad if you undo one, two, twenty or 100 of my edits. I'm not god of this site. That's Gil. ;) - Adam 23:25, 19 March 2008 (PDT)
      • It wasn't a bad thing, it's just that now I can't go back and review the edit history for those individual Regional pages, since the edit histories don't carry with the transfer/ I can't remember when I added those scores...ah well, Happy First Day of Spring.!!! (This page is getting too long; I need to add some of the info to its respective ADSIC page, then delete the rest and add in a permalink to get to the deleted stuff) Collegebookworm 23:33, 19 March 2008 (PDT)
    • What are you doing for UIL? And as for the summer/after nats, that sounds like a good idea. Heck, this is my break right now. I finished my studying for today after the 14 tests we took.Stanley Tree 23:02, 19 March 2008 (PDT)
      • UIL Math, Science, Computer Science, Calculator, and Number Sense (and my coach may put me on the Computer Applications team too, if no one fills the spot). Last year, I was on all but the Calculator, and won District in all but Number Sense and Comp. Apps. This year, I hope to win District in all but Number Sense and Comp. Apps., as well as advance to State in the same. Team, of course, is again a given win at District for all but Comp. Apps (which doesn't have a team event), and a possibility at Region for Math, Computer Science, and Calculator.---Collegebookworm

editing historic honors[edit]

how about you not do that? i created the page to make these historical scores easier to find (you wouldn't have to dig through Scorers' history to find top scorers). to remove scores from it defeats its purpose. i really, really hate to see people remove scores from the site. we're not here to be the judges of the information, we're just here to present it so people can make their own take on it. gil 02:20, 10 March 2008 (PDT)


Frisco's AD team began in 96-97 school year

Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy has once again taken the United States Academic Decathlon state title.

The team scored 45,673 points. The second-place winner, McDowell High School, scored 41,388.

Fairview High School came in 11th overall, scoring 33,921 points. Collegiate senior Amy Babay was honored as the first-place student overall at the 14-team competition.

1999 Regionals[edit]

Plano Senior entered State ranked 9th; Plano East entered 22nd.[6]

Frisco (Small) enters ranked #1

Alamo Heights (med) enters 8th, finishes 5th, while Burbank finishes 3rd (ranked 2nd)

Marcus won Region 11, ranked 8th entering...

State meet in Beaumont

"Nimitz earned this year's top ranking" I'm assuming that this means they entered first...

Keller & Fossil Ridge were in Region IX

In Region, Martin was 2nd, Lamar was 3rd.

Garland enters 6th; South Garland enters 38th.

West Mesquite enters 16th of 25, leaves 16th

2000 Region XI[edit]

Held at FMHS ( :) ) (Marcus was the winner :( ). Second place went to RL Turner High School in Carrollton. (Keller was Medium then--competed at State).

Alamo Heights (Med) wins its region, 4th in State.

2001 Region XI[edit]

Marcus won, ranked 16th in State, Keller is 23rd going in. "Academic Decathlon teams from R.L. Turner High School, Newman Smith High School and Creekview High School placed among the top eight teams at the Regional Academic Decathlon Competition at Flower Mound High School Jan. 19. The team from Creekview placed third, the R.L. Turner team placed sixth, and the Newman Smith team placed eighth out of 13 competing teams. The Creekview team is now eligible to compete at the state competition March 2-4 at San Antonio College." Birdville, Irving, Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Northwest, Keller, Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Grapevine-Colleyville, Lewisville, Wichita Falls ISDs were all part of Region XI from 2000-2003. Competing Schools: "...Grapevine, Haltom, Keller, LD Bell, Northwest, Richland and Trinity"

Lubbock wins its region (41,571) (later dropped to 34,683 due to ineligible students and disqualified), Monterey High School (37,777) and Coronado High School (37,716) finished second and third. Schools from Odessa, Abilene, Midland, and Amarillo rounded out the rest of the competition.

Medium: Estacado (4th consecutive win) High School scored 34,720, topping Caprock High in Amarillo in second place and Plainview in third then Snyder and Hereford.

Nimitz wins its 4th consecutive Region X title.

Members of the New Braunfels High School Academic Decathlon team earned second place at the Region IV Academic Decathlon meet in Seguin on Jan. 20. Highlands High School won first place.

Garland High School Academic Decathlon team recently took first place in the Region XII competition, large-school category. It enters in 4th place.

1998!!!!!!!!! - Holmes wins its region, ranks 6th entering State. Carroll Sr. hosts Region IX.

1992!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Arlington's Martin High School placed second and advances with Nimitz to the Texas Academic Decathlon. JJPearce 1st, Plano Sr 2nd, East 3rd. Leander Qualifies for State (which size??) after placing Second in Region.

1990!!!!!!!!!!!! - Qualifiers from DFW (10 total): Richardson school district -- Pearce, Lake Highlands, Berkner and Richardson, Plano Senior, Plano East

1989!!!!!!! - 41 High Schools, Plano East 5th at Region XII

1988 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Richardson's Berkner High School took first place in the Region XII (held at Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland) Academic Decathlon (JJPearce, Lake Highlands, Richardson), while DeSoto High School captured top honors in Region X. In Region XI, Rider High School from Wichita Falls won over Newman Smith High School, which is in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch school district. Northwest High School, in the Northwest school district in Denton County, came in third. The top two teams from each of the three regions will compete in the state competition Feb.

1987!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!--MacArthur High School in Irving captured first place in Region X and Trinity High School in Euless was the top scoring school for Region XI in the Texas Academic Decathlon over the weekend. Highland Park High School placed second and Grand Prairie High School was third in the Region X contest at South Grand Prairie High School. In the Region XI contest, at Grapevine High School, Newman Smith High School in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch school district came in second and L.D. Bell High...?. A victory scored by J.J. Pearce High School of Richardson in Region XII (Lake Highlands 2nd, Berkner 3rd).

2002 Region[edit]

Four high schools in greater Northeast Tarrant County took high honors in the regional Texas Academic Decathlon competition Friday and Saturday at Creekview High School. Keller High School placed first in the large high school competition, followed by Marcus High School in Flower Mound, according to a news release from the Northwest school district. The host team from Creekview High School in Carrollton finished third. In the medium-size school competition, Carroll High School placed second

Lubbock won first place with 59 individual medals and 46,048 points (2nd entering State, second to Pasadena Dobie High School's 46,692 in Region 6); Coronado won second place with 14 individual medals and 40,275 points; and Monterey won third place with 18 individual medals and 39,916 points.

Estacado garnered first place in the medium-school category with 58 individual medals and 32,403 points.

Only four schools scored at least 43,000 points in any Region.

Students from all four Richardson high schools participated in last weekend's Region XII contest at Plano West Senior High School. Large: 1-Garland, 2-Plano East, 3-PSHS 4-Richardson, 6-Berkner. Medium: 1Pearce, 2Richardson, 3Highland Park, 15-Lake Highlands.

Nimitz 1st, then Arlington's Arlington, Lamar and Martin high schools (in that order). Medium high schools: 1-Waxahachie, 2-Poteet, 3-West Mesquite.

1997 Nationals[edit]

Wanna help me transfer from that site to ADSIC? Thanks! I'm sure I could find some random medal or certificate to give you or something...Collegebookworm 21:53, 14 January 2008 (PST)

Old Discussions[edit]

OMG! A New Challenger Appears?[edit]

Jon, I heard that Norman Bayona cleared 83xx on the Round 2 Exams. He's a varsity from Oliver Wendell Holmes. I don't have his exact score. I'm double checking to be sure. KortEverettJackson 10:33, 4 February 2008 (PST)


So, for the state amd national scores, should we edit the page straight up, or should we just tell each other? ON this note, Patrick Paterson got an 8240 (on acadectalk)--User:stanley Tree

  • I say we just edit the page if you have more than one school to add (or if you have missing scores). Who is Patrick Paterson?? BTW, great job at Regionals!!!!---Collegebookworm
    • Patrick Paterson = debater on acadectalk. - Adam 21:34, 19 January 2008 (PST)
    • Thank you, sir. Can we get some exacts from IX? -- Stanley Tree
      • Sure, when Assistant Superintendant Crenshaw decides to let us see the final results packet tomorrow or the day after---Collegebookworm

Texas scores[edit]

So for the Texas regional scores, do you want to take individuals, and I will take the teams? I mean on our pages, of course. Not for the actual regional page. --Stanley Tree

  • Well, if you want, I can do national ranking for team and individual, and you can do Texas...pretty much like it is now (except you can move the Round I TX Individual over to your site)---Collegebookworm
  • That sounds good too. Stanley Tree
  • Hey I have 2005 state scores. DO you want me to send them to you or Kort?
  • I'll take the 2005 state scores. - KortEverettJackson 17:15, 11 January 2008 (PST)
    • Me or Kort; whomever you want to send 'em to is fine. I'm sure they'll still end up posted in a timely manner.---Collegebookworm

I have some Regionals scores for Southeast PA. How do I create a new page? Negotiator1225 13:48, 14 January 2008 (PST)

User tables[edit]

The script won't go through user tables for a variety of reasons. The bot is designed to operate on score tables so I'm just going to run it on the mainspace where scores belong. Tables outside of the mainspace could not contain scores and so changing them would be a bad idea. If you've got relevant scores put it on a relevant page in the mainspace. --gil 19:17, 17 December 2007 (PST)

  • Ah, that explains it. thanks---FlowerMoundHS 19:58, 17 December 2007 (PST)

Can you put Pearland up on the scores table? I don't yet know how to do the tables. --User:Stanley Tree

  • Thanks :). I'm kinda upset that debater had to release all that junk, since he knew we didn't want it released, but oh well. --User:Stanley Tree

Was Marcus in front of Dobie? I thought they were at 28XXX, while Dobie was at 28,662. Unless you know there exact score. I assume Dobie is ahead, since there is a greater chance the Marcus' score is below theirs --User:Stanley Tree

  • Well, technically, Dobie is in front...but Marcus is moving up a Scholastic due to poor honors results...---Collegebookworm
    • I see. Is this good or bad? I would assume good for their score, but the fact that their moving up a schol is not a good sign
      • The day that only one honors broke 5,000, the super scholastics decided to bump up one of their 3 5,000+ scores. (chortles with laughter at his funny joke)---Collegebookworm
        • Haha...? So their schols and honors seem fairly good then. Are their varsities trash? --User:Stanley Tree
          • Not terrible, but none above 4,800. BTW, have you visited my page?? Perhaps you didn't save it with the .vbs extension? Perhaps the script and the in.txt are saved in different folders? ---Collegebookworm
            • that's pretty respectable. It seems their honors might be there weakness actually I guess. I saved it with the .vbs, and the script and in.txt are in the same folder. In "in.txt", am I supposed to just save the stuff in the table on the original script? --User: Stanley Tree

p.s., where is the pipe thing on the keyboard, to make it just show up as Stanley Tree?

  • Right below the backspace button (it requires shift) - butt i recommend you just use three tildes for name only (~~~) or four to have the timestamp (~~~~) ---Collegebookworm 23:30, 6 January 2008 (PST)

Oh, and In "in.txt", am I supposed to just save the stuff in the table on the original script? - what does this mean?? Saving what stuff on what script? There shouldn't be any script in in.txt. Just use tabs to separate the items you have.

  • Haha never mind, I'll just send you or Kort my scores. I am completely computer illiterate so don't worry. --Stanley Tree
  • What is wrong with color tables. They look a lot better than auto-formatted ones.Negotiator1225 06:22, 16 January 2008 (PST)
    • Nothing so far as I'm concerned. The reversion to unranked/uncolored tables was an executive decision of Blooooo (despite not having executive powers... No one on this wiki does/should. See Gil's policy section: Gil's policy). Some time in the near future (the next few minutes probably) I'm going to add an option to [my script] to make it possible to give rankings for those who prefer that style. - Adam 08:21, 16 January 2008 (PST)

exact scores[edit]

the exact scores for the pa schools on your list are on the nw regional page.

minor edits[edit]

why do you mark all your edits as minor? i don't think anyone here browses blocking minor updates, but still, its meant for edits of a few bytes, not a few hundred. and definitely not edits that add scores. do you watch the recent changes feed? gil 21:27, 7 February 2008 (PST)

  • I don't know...I suppose because the stuff that I put in the minor edits is vague/unimportant enough to warrant notice. So, most shouldn't be minor? Ok...Collegebookworm 21:35, 7 February 2008 (PST)

REGION X 2002[edit]

Large high schools:

First - Irving Nimitz

Second - Arlington

Third - Arlington Lamar

Medium high schools:

First - Waxahachie

Second - Mesquite Poteet

Third - West Mesquite

Region XI 2002[edit]

1-Keller 2-Marcus 3-Creekview


I thought you could block users, is this not the case? gil 22:25, 24 March 2008 (PDT)

  • I can?---Collegebookworm 22:30, 24 March 2008 (PDT)
    • Block users here at the bottom: Special:Specialpages. You can see who has sysops rights here: Special:Listusers. You, Blooooo, teeling, Gil, me and Kort have sysops rights. - Adam 22:46, 24 March 2008 (PDT)
    • i just even double checked with DefaultPermissions.php and LocalSettings.php and yes you can block people. Blocking people is easiest done from special:recentchanges, there's a block link after each edit and a block link on the "diff" page linked in recent changes as well. if you are still unsure please give me your password bank account number, ssid and pin. rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest some of my share in your country. Prince Mike Okoye


Wow, Jon. Way to go on all the editing stuff. I'm impressed. Now I feel like a slacker because you're doing exactly all the things I've been meaning to do. :) - Adam 16:31, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

  • What he said, you also found scores in amazingly random places. My hat's off to you. And thanks for the good luck, we did essay already, pretty good.Stanley Tree 19:23, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the compliments. Hopefully all currently competing states will have pages by the end of May...perhaps even sooner than that. Don't worry about it, Adam, I've got plenty of time...usually, I'm the slacker.---Collegebookworm

Kentucky info[edit]

Nice catch on Apollo. Surprised you were able to find that since you're from Texas (I live in Austin now, incidentally). I saw you were doing some stuff with Don't know exactly what you're looking for, but maybe I can provide some leads. One of the first big information exchanges/message boards for acadec stuff was actually a ThinkQuest project. It wasn't moderated or anything and I recall people posting porn and stuff and eventually it went away. Also there was a girl who had a lot of Texas results and team info who lived in Katy. I think her page was on geocities but I'm not 100% sure. Also the New Jersey team from Old Tappan had a decent sized webpage up with a lot of the NJ acadec history, though obviously focused on their school.

If it would be worthwhile I could probably write up a page on the Oldham County team as I'm pretty familiar with it and I think I can even come up with every single national medal won by someone until 2000 or so. Derk 02:18, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

  • Oh, that would be nice...thanks for the info - I'll look into it (I've gotten pretty good). Are you the same Derk as CryptoDerk? ---Collegebookworm
    • That would be me. Derk 02:56, 26 April 2008 (UTC)


Hey, two questions:

1) Do you want to revamp the Texas regions page with all the new scores and movement in regions (if we can ever figure out how that is working)?

  • Umm...yes, that'll happen within the next few weeks (hopefully by then the State website will have the new regions/all scores posted from the summer meeting). In the mean time, I'll be continuing to mark off items on my to-do list, including the State banners, making TX region pages, and finding more scores.

2) Have you found the place where they give out this year's entire book of scores for Texas?

  • Do you mean the Large School full results, File:TexasState2008.pdf? Well, I got that from my coach, who got it from Sue Edwards. If you mean the Medium and Small School rankings, that was from the state website (here).

Alaska 2000[edit]

Where did you find the information to input scores for the 2000 Alaska state competition? Akwdb 05:16, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

  • Since I didn't record where in the edit history (as I usually do) and since I'm not finding the info in Google or Google News searches, the information must've come from the Internet Archive (& probably in the history of the AAD website there, to be more specific). I may eventually look for it, but good luck to you if you don't want to wait for me. Sincerely, Collegebookworm 02:18, 26 January 2009 (UTC)


CB...(ö) 01:21, 16 November 2009 (UTC)


I do believe I sent you an email a couple of weeks back. If you haven't received it, please do tell me. Bhushan Deshpande 03:03, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the email. I have replied to you. Bhushan Deshpande 17:42, 4 April 2010 (UTC)