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Tuzilla  (Level: 131.0 - Posts: 3769)
Thu, 3rd Aug '06 7:52 AM


1. What did you like most about this Game?

2. What did you dislike?

3. What could make it even more fun?

Tuzilla  (Level: 131.0 - Posts: 3769)
Thu, 3rd Aug '06 7:58 AM

1. What did you like most about this Game?

The obivous thought and time that went into them, with the high quality outcome we saw. Seeing how many different ways people viewed a common theme. Doing all the quizzes as a group. The common link of the titles.

2. What did you dislike?

Having them split into 2 categories.

3. What could make it even more fun? Seeing them starting to drop off the page so soon.

A single category to unify them and hold them on the main quiz page.

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Thu, 3rd Aug '06 8:07 AM

I agree with all you have said, and would definitely like to be able to access 'em all in their own category, possibly via a link, as the Editors'Award quizzes are.
I am enthusiastic about participating in this again if others are willing!

.....Any ideas what topic/s we might have??


Kaufman  (Level: 254.0 - Posts: 3936)
Thu, 3rd Aug '06 9:20 AM

1) The quizzes were overall fantastic. We got dedicated and capable volunteers who were able to inject their personalities and perspectives into their quizzes. It was very interesting to see which wonders were mentioned over and over, which only once, and which ones through no fault of their own didn't show up at all.

2) Not much. Since, no doubt, it was the first time, the scheduling was a bit rough, but I'm sure everyone will have a better feel for it the next time around.

3) The key here is frequency. Often enough that we keep getting them to do, but rare enough that it doesn't become a chore.

As for topics, now that Natural Wonders has been beaten into the ground, does Artificial Wonders deserve its due? We can also narrow it so that each quiz becomes one topic, rather than ten, something like "A Person I Admire" (or is that too 6th grade composition-like? )

Marynuala  (Level: 131.4 - Posts: 994)
Thu, 3rd Aug '06 10:04 AM

I think the challenge quizzes idea is brilliant, and regret having missed the deadline to take part. Here are my answers:-
1. It produced inspriration to write collective quizzes and brought members together in a team spirit.
2. I honestly did not find anything I disliked about any of the quizzes or concepts.
3. As Tuzilla mentioned, I think maybe a separate grouping category for "Challenge Quizzes" would unify the entries, and prevent them from disappearing quickly from the boards.
I look forward to the next challenge, and Kaufman's suggestion sounds good.

Bigbird  (Level: 236.2 - Posts: 3300)
Thu, 3rd Aug '06 1:09 PM

I could just say "ditto". I loved the creativity and intelligence of the quizzes. I especially liked the ones that were a little off-beat, but still right on the topic, even though mine was mainstream all the way.

By the luck (or misfortune) of the draw, some have already disappeared off the main page, and will most likely not be taken again. Mine was one of them that dropped off very quickly. Those that were posted seconds later are much higher on the list, and may last for days more.

In order for this really to be successful, a separate category is needed. Those quizzes need to be accessible for a decent period of time. Speaking personally, mine was there for 2 days, as it was on the bottom of the list. Quizzes posted to the World category are disappearing faster than those posted to the Trivia Expert category.


Bravegator  (Level: 152.0 - Posts: 428)
Thu, 3rd Aug '06 1:58 PM

I loved the common theme and the variety of takes on the theme. I also agree to put them in one category would be much better. That way there is only one place to go for the themed quizes, etc.

It was a fun, fun project and would love to see it happen on a monthly basis!!


Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Thu, 3rd Aug '06 10:20 PM

1. What did you like most about this Game?

~Creating a quiz with the added incentive of "friendly competition" and the community spirit. It was really fun have them launched together and take several at a time. I hadn't written a new quiz in a couple of months, so it was a nice incentive to do so.

2. What did you dislike?

Too hard to find them! I would like to see them all of a single page, like the Editor's Awards quizzes. Group them by challenge title and date and have a link from the main trivia quiz page and from the front page.

3. What could make it even more fun?

Random assignment of teams with the "winning" team being those with the highest ratings after a certain timeframe, and maybe some BONUS points for the winning team!

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Thu, 3rd Aug '06 11:20 PM

OOOOOHHHH - I really like the idea of RANDOM teams. Grouping together and maybe divvying up the topic amongst the team members. But no one would know who might be on their team next time, so there should be no "my team's better than your team" stuff going on!

Allena  (Level: 253.6 - Posts: 1388)
Fri, 4th Aug '06 1:48 AM

The editors deserve an atta boy or girl. I also think that the idea of a lot of us on the same topic is great since we produced such divergent wonders.

It is fine if we never know what the challange accomplished. I personally think that Surreyman and Tuzilla started a good idea and the editors should pick it up.

Should the editors decide to run some more, they can set deadlines that are resonable, like two days or more, and they should pick topics that seem to interest a lot of folks.

The best part of this was thinking of ways to have something that no one else considered. An awesome task. J

Marynuala  (Level: 131.4 - Posts: 994)
Fri, 4th Aug '06 10:23 AM

That's a wonderful idea Violetblue! It would add to the excitement of the competition and be an incentive for even more team spirit.

Ladyvol  (Level: 202.9 - Posts: 5435)
Fri, 4th Aug '06 10:45 AM

The thing I liked most about this game was all of the different quizzes that were launched and the diverse way in which they were written. Right off the bat I can't think of anything I didn't like.
Making it more fun huh? Well, having a special category for these types of quizzes only...that way everyone would know where to look for them.
As for the mention of the team concept...we tried teams once upon a time and it didn't work.
I'd be afraid that the same old stuff would crop up again....Too many people got their feelings hurt and others tried to run the site...There was alot of back stabbing going on too...I think we should leave the teams out of it! That's just my opinion folks. We could always take a vote on it. That would be the democratic thing to do..Majority rules and all that!

Mskillian  (Level: 65.1 - Posts: 226)
Fri, 4th Aug '06 10:55 AM

1. What did you like most about this Game?

The challenge of writing a quiz that I didn't know much about - a new venture for me.

2. What did you dislike?

The challenge of writing a quiz that I didn't know much about - a new venture for me.

3. What could make it even more fun?

Different topics, I like the idea of bonus points but I think anyone who submits a challenge quiz that is accepted by the editors should qualify for bonus points. Like Vickie, I've been there, done that and it wasn't pretty.

Tuzilla  (Level: 131.0 - Posts: 3769)
Fri, 4th Aug '06 10:58 AM

We would have to step lightly on teams. The whole thing exploded on us back in early 2005. People were writing horribly simple quizzes as fast as they could. Their team mates would jump in and 9 everything written by them and their fellow team mates. Then they would go to the quizzes of the competition and 1 all of the quizzes they wrote. It got very nasty inside the IM world and Justin pulled the plug. Anything resembling team play, even randomly generated team play, will take a lot of thought to keep it both honest and fair.

Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Fri, 4th Aug '06 11:18 AM

Sounds like the only way for the team concept to have a fighting chance is to set the "quiz already taken" flag to "yes" for every member on both teams before the quizzes are launched.

And that doesn't mean there would not be other pitfalls...

Sblv  (Level: 186.2 - Posts: 336)
Fri, 4th Aug '06 11:26 AM

Unfortunately, I was not there in 2005. However, how about instead of taking quizzes of other teams, the quizzes can be given in rounds and selected by editors from all submitted quizzes. Let say in round of 20 questions there will be 2 on science, 2 on Arts, 2 on TV, etc.
Then the total number of points for taking(not writing)quizzes will be calculated. I think this is based purely on trivia knowledge of the team members. It will be similar to Alliance vs Trivium, Griffindor vs Slytherin, or Captain Kaufman vs Captain Tuzilla.

Surreyman  (Level: 257.1 - Posts: 2766)
Fri, 4th Aug '06 12:49 PM

Frankly, I just don't see the need for teams at all.

Willough4  (Level: 102.2 - Posts: 33)
Fri, 4th Aug '06 1:41 PM

1. It was educational and fun both to write and to take the quizzes. The diversity in interests and personalities was obvious and enjoyable.
2. Because they were not all in the same category, not all of the quizzes got equal time on the board.
3. I agree with all who have said teams, as they were apparently set up in the past, would be unworkable. Perhaps teams of two could work together. Even without teams, I would like to participate in another coordinated quiz.

Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Fri, 4th Aug '06 2:16 PM

I used the Triva Quiz seach box to locate the quizzes and this is what I found, as of this morning:

There are 27 challenge quizzes = Great participation!!

The current ratings range from 7.6 to 8.3, with an average quiz rating of 8.1 = Great quality!!!

Kudos to the quiz authors!

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Fri, 4th Aug '06 3:02 PM

Sorry, I didn't mean to open up any old wounds by mentioning teams! I started here long after the team concept.

I just thought it could add another dimension to the "challenge" concept. Here are ways, I think, to avoid people "padding" scores:

Teams will be divided up TOTALLY AT RANDOM and not announced until the quiz challenge time frame (7 days, 21 days, whatever) is complete. The editors could maintain the list of teams and release the team names after the time is up, along with the winning inidvidual (person whose quiz has highest rating). If no one knows who is on which team, they are likely to vote honestly, right?

I like the idea because it promotes a bit of team spirit without adding any "cliquey" stuff and I am always up for more bonus points! Teams would change with each challenge, so there shouldn't be any "my team is better than your time" stuff.

Bigbird  (Level: 236.2 - Posts: 3300)
Fri, 4th Aug '06 3:55 PM

I just noticed that all of the quizzes which had been posted in The World category have now cycled off the front page, while the quizzes in the Trivia Expert category are still there. Obviously not fair, and doing a disservice to The World folks.

Can Justin retroactively make a category for all these quizzes, so that they all will be visible?


Maurlin  (Level: 211.1 - Posts: 2660)
Fri, 4th Aug '06 5:47 PM

I may be one who came home with a "Does not play well with others" report card. I would not be thrilled with a team approach to the quizzes. I just don't want to see a group rivalry on this site or add any additional folks who dictate what we can or cannot do.

Sblv  (Level: 186.2 - Posts: 336)
Sat, 5th Aug '06 11:59 PM

Peolpe that do not wish to participate in the team competitions could just keep doing what they like the most. This is the beauty of this site. I am pretty happy not doing any Word Rounds. I have lots of fun with quizzes though.
So there are different things for everyone. I think we should be given that option eventually.
Thank you.

Maurlin  (Level: 211.1 - Posts: 2660)
Tue, 8th Aug '06 10:00 PM

I really like the 1 word quizzes. That seems to be something folks could do a variety of quizzes on.

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