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Justin  
Mon, 21st Aug '06 1:29 AM

NEW POINT SYSTEM FOR TAKING AND AUTHORING QUIZZES

THIS 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 Takers
EVERY 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
(PLEASE see this HIGHLY recommended link for 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).

ummagumma
Ummagumma  (Level: 67.4 - Posts: 186)
Mon, 21st Aug '06 8:24 AM

That's more math than I can comprehend.

berylm
Berylm  (Level: 156.4 - Posts: 478)
Mon, 21st Aug '06 8:35 AM

Hi Justin, I love the new 'create quiz' page, it makes it so much easier to see what's going on!

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

tulips52
Tulips52  (Level: 212.9 - Posts: 13)
Mon, 21st Aug '06 8:49 AM

I love it! I think it's really going to encourage people to take the more difficult quizzes and reward the authors for the extra time it takes to research and write them.

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

baggiob
Baggiob  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 888)
Mon, 21st Aug '06 9:03 AM

Tulips i think that the difficulty rating depends on all of the scores for it, so the difficulty rating will change depending on who everyone does at it. Obviously the more people that take it, the difficulty rating will be more of an average and thus a better reflection.

tulips52
Tulips52  (Level: 212.9 - Posts: 13)
Mon, 21st Aug '06 9:24 AM

I understand that the index will fluctuate with the number of takers and their scores. I am just asking how it's determined initially.
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.

tulips52
Tulips52  (Level: 212.9 - Posts: 13)
Mon, 21st Aug '06 9:37 AM

OK, I just looked at my quizzes and I think I have answered my own question. I have a quiz about Mickey Spillane that has only been taken by one person (well, actually, it was taken by two people, but when Justin was upgrading the server, the stats of the second person were lost). That one person still showing scored around 45%, and the difficulty is listed at 6. So, go take my quiz and earn a lot of points for both of us!
Thanks!

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Mon, 21st Aug '06 9:55 AM

I think they all start at difficulty level 1 for the first person to take it. So it will NOT be worth much to be the first person to take a tough quiz!

berylm
Berylm  (Level: 156.4 - Posts: 478)
Mon, 21st Aug '06 10:57 AM

The difficulty rating is an average of all those who've taken it - and yes, if one person has taken it their score will determine the initial difficulty rating. I just had a quiz released this morning and happened to look when it only had one taker - 60% and 4 stars, I think it was.

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!!!

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 6057)
Mon, 21st Aug '06 12:52 PM

When you write a quiz, after (3) people have taken it, then whatever they rate your quiz, (7.6) (8) (7.3), the average of this determines the rating of the quiz? Is this correct? As the same quiz is taken by more people, does the rating fluctuate throughout, either up or down, depending what those people rate? Or does the average of the first (3) takers stay with the quiz throughout, and your actual quiz rating comes from the average of all your quizzes, which has been set by the first (3) takers, and only changes as you write new quizzes and get new results? I hoped I've phrased this where it can be answered.

Thanks,
Marilyn...

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Mon, 21st Aug '06 1:29 PM

My understanding that your average quiz rating FOR A GIVEN QUIZ is updated every time a person rates it. However, no rating is shown to potential quiz-takers until at least three people have taken the quiz; in that way, one excessively good or bad mark is less likely to affect people's opinions of whether or not to take your quiz.

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 6057)
Mon, 21st Aug '06 2:08 PM


Thanks for responding Kaufman. That should explain it.

Marilyn...

maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.3 - Posts: 2671)
Mon, 21st Aug '06 6:11 PM

Will the "Top 25" reflect the total points for any given quiz, also figuring in the launch date of the quiz?

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.3 - Posts: 5487)
Mon, 21st Aug '06 10:07 PM

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

geniuswaitress
Geniuswaitress  (Level: 52.1 - Posts: 381)
Tue, 22nd Aug '06 8:33 AM

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

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Tue, 22nd Aug '06 10:09 AM

I'm pretty sure you can only see it right after you finish the quiz...but it would be nice to see that info later, on the "Quizzes Taken" page...along with the difficulty level it was at when taken. But that might be asking too much.


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