Talk:List of NAQT Invitational Series by year

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There's probably a way to pull all of this information automatically from NAQT's public results pages and fill out the page in one stroke - maybe someone could talk to Jonah or R. about doing this in a way that won't DOS the server or cause any unanticipated conflicts over rights to the data. Matt Weiner (talk)

I'm open to it but not excited about it. Stuff like "X goes undefeated" is doable; stuff like "Y clears the field" isn't well-defined in a way we could technically extract, as far as I can think of. It also introduces annoying questions like "what about tournaments that used multiple question sets?". I'm also not really sure what problem this page is trying to solve, if any. Pages like this might be helpful. —Jonah (talk) 18:47, 24 January 2022 (CST)
This page mainly exists because I think it would be nice if, in the future, all tournaments listed all their mirrors (which sometimes happens for college sets but basically never for high school sets) and this was just an effort to make the process consistent between housewrites and IS sets. It's not really meant to be particularly authoritative but just a quick resource for people who are already on the wiki which can be updated along with the recent tournament results; in this way it's much like the entire "Recent tournament results" section as a whole, which just duplicates information from the database. I can add this big automated thing to the list of long-term goals on the "Bots" page, since that's where I've been putting similar "automatically fill in [x] page" tasks, but as with all those other things I don't imagine we'll be able to do that anytime soon and it's probably more trouble than it's worth considering that there's a lot of other moving parts that we'd probably want to involve + NAQT probably doesn't want that sort of scraping to happen for such a low traffic page. I'll add a disclaimer to this effect at the top of the page and a link to the actual NAQT pages which serve this purpose a la what we are doing with the rules disclaimer. -Kevin Wang (talk) 08:58, 25 January 2022 (CST)
I've gone in and finally added links to the relevant NAQT pages. The method is terrible and hacky and relies on manually setting id values (which I've gone and centralized in Template:IS map), so if anything more systematic ever arises please let me know. -Kevin Wang (talk) 21:28, 7 April 2022 (CDT)