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Our own Trivia competition.

  1. Oct 13, 2008 #1

    Integral

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    Trivia quiz for all of you who like this sort of thing.

    This is 10 timed questions. You get 100 points for each correct answer and lose 1pt for each second. The more people the better, so I am hoping we can get a good contingent playing with regularity.
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2009
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  3. Oct 13, 2008 #2

    Mk

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    I got nine fun bucks. Are we going to use those for anything?
     
  4. Oct 13, 2008 #3

    Integral

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    They are pretty useless, poke around the site there are some "trophies" you can buy.
     
  5. Oct 13, 2008 #4
    That was fun, and easy. Ca'mon everybody give it a try!
     
  6. Oct 13, 2008 #5

    Integral

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    Yeah, what Hypatia said!

    I can change the question sets, will set up some days as Tech/science questions. The trouble is that they are smaller question sets, so you get a significant number of repeats. There will be a new quiz every day, so come back tomorrow and try again.
     
  7. Oct 13, 2008 #6

    cristo

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    Hmmm.. I'll do better tomorrow :wink:
     
  8. Oct 14, 2008 #7
    Okay I did the test, two wrong.

    Suppose that the quiz involved the question: Which Dutch actress died of breast cancer in 2001 after refusing medical help, turning to the woowoo's, how many Americans would have it right? But there is nobody over age 15 in Holland that would have had the answer wrong. But they would also probably have spelled "batting average" wrong.

    Just a heads up that there are global questions and local questions.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2008
  9. Oct 14, 2008 #8
    Oh I did bad today, but I am having a very bad day all across the board.
     
  10. Oct 14, 2008 #9

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    I beat hypatia, cristo is another matter. :smile:
     
  11. Oct 14, 2008 #10

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    You did better than Chi_Meson. :smile:

    At least I did better than hypatia!! :cool: Yess!!!

    So you start with 1000 points and lose 100 for each wrong answer, plus a point for each second. I should have tried going faster. In fact, I should have read Integral's original post more thoroughly. Doh!

    I wonder if everyone missed the same question.
     
  12. Oct 14, 2008 #11

    Kurdt

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    Well I'm annoyed, I'd like to be at the top. :frown:
     
  13. Oct 14, 2008 #12

    arildno

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    You're on top of me (and hypatia).
    That's nice, isn't it? :smile:
     
  14. Oct 14, 2008 #13

    Kurdt

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    I suppose that'll have to do arildno. :smile:
     
  15. Oct 14, 2008 #14

    Chi Meson

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    I felt bad for dominating the first contest so thoroughly and soundly and completely and entirely and unequivocally. So, I deliberately decided to suck on the second one. Now, everyone who's tried has done better AND worse than I.
     
  16. Oct 14, 2008 #15

    Kurdt

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    Aww did I miss the first?
     
  17. Oct 14, 2008 #16

    Integral

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    There is a pretty wide variety of questions, some of them are barely trivia, like that ones that are nearly self referential ie "what do you do if you see a question you don't like".

    I am going to be adjusting the question set to tailor them to our site. Look for some changes in the next few days.


    The more the merrier so give it a whirl, it is painless and takes a few minutes.

    As a side note, I have been participating in a similar quiz on Anandtech, winning times there are usually less then 40sec!

    You can use the keyboard, Tab moves to the next question, up and down arrows select the answer.

    Keep playing!
     
  18. Oct 14, 2008 #17

    BobG

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    Wooa for lisab!! She got all 10! :cool:
     
  19. Oct 15, 2008 #18
    I always run into a problem with this kind of test because I usually win and everyone I beat gets upset because they've labeled me as "dumb ol' tribdog"
    I just want to come out and say don't feel bad because I've crushed you. there is no shame in being beaten so thoroughly. Just remember that at least you are in good company and will never be lonely in that oh so large group of my mental inferiors.

    Edit: There's no such thing as a dumb question, just dumb people.
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2008
  20. Oct 15, 2008 #19

    Kurdt

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    If I wasn't so damned slow for some reason. I thought I went pretty fast.
     
  21. Oct 15, 2008 #20
    wow, only nine people playing? I'm just posting right now so that it shows up as a new post and someone else notices it
     
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