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That's more math than I can comprehend.

You've done so much work on it that I almost hesitate to ask if we could have just one teensy, weensy little bit more information added?

I'd really, really appreciate it if we could have the EA rosette against the names (where applicable, of course) like it is in the quiz lists?

Pretty please?!

Many, many, thanks!

BerylM

I just have one question. What will determine the initial difficulty index? Will it be the score of the first person who takes the quiz? (Oops, that's two questions.)

Great work!

Rose

Under the old system, I believe three people had to take the quiz before an average was determined. I just want to know if now the score of the first person who takes the quiz will determine the initial difficulty index and therefore determine how many points the author (and taker)earns. Just curious.

Thanks!

The average of the first three takers is what determines the rating, not the difficulty, and I think that still stands as was.

By the way, thank you for the fantastically fast response, Justin! My EAs are there already, and I only asked a couple of hours ago! Great service!!!

Thanks,

Marilyn...

Thanks for responding Kaufman. That should explain it.

Marilyn...

I am totally confused now...ROFL...Math is not my strong suit here....

Vickie

Vickie

Where can I view how many points I got for taking a given quiz?

JustinMon, 21st Aug '06 1:29 AMNEW POINT SYSTEM FOR TAKING AND AUTHORING QUIZZESTHIS NEW POINT SYSTEM IS ONLY FOR USER AUTHORED TRIVIA QUIZZES. NO CHANGES TO THE TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE DAY POINT SYSTEM HAVE BEEN MADE.

New Point System for Quiz TakersEVERY TIME you complete a user authored trivia quiz, you will automatically receive 100 All-Time Jackpot Points and 100 Monthly Quiz Taker Points, no matter how well you score on the quiz. These are "base points" - your reward for simply taking another player's quiz. Depending on how well you do on the quiz, in addition to the difficulty index of the quiz, you may also receive BONUS POINTS.

The more difficult the quiz, and the better your score, the more BONUS POINTS you will receive. The formula that calculates your BONUS POINTS relies heavily on the difficulty index of the quiz. For example, scoring 60% on a quiz with a difficulty rating of 4 will reward you with many more BONUS POINTS than scoring 100% on a quiz with a difficulty rating of 1. Scoring 30% on a quiz with a difficulty rating of 9 will reward you with many more BONUS POINTS than scoring 80% on a quiz with a difficulty rating of 2, etc.

While the exact formula will not be revealed, I highly encourage you to take a wide variety of quizzes so that you can see for yourself how the system works.

New Point System for Quiz Authors(PLEASEseethis HIGHLY recommended linkfor more details!)Every quiz published on Sploofus.com has a "difficulty" index associated with it. If everyone who has taken a particular quiz receives 100%, then the difficulty index is equal to 1. Inversely, if the average score of all quiz takers for a particular quiz is 10% or less, then the difficulty index is equal to 10. The current scoring system simply takes the difficulty index into account when calculating how many points the quiz author receives each time their quiz is taken. The formula is simple:

PTS = AQR times 10 times DIFF

Where:

PTS = Points the quiz author earns each time the quiz is taken

AQR = Average Quiz Rating for ALL of the quiz authors quizzes

DIFF = Difficulty Index of the quiz

Although simple, this is a highly dynamic formula that changes the amount of points the quiz author will receive as more people take all of the author's quizzes (affecting the AQR), and more specifically, the individual quiz (affecting the DIFF).