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heather
Heather  (Level: 20.4 - Posts: 20)
Fri, 21st Oct '05 10:51 AM

QOTD

Ok Sploof here is my idea:
Let everyone have the question of the day from the category they choose. Then the points will accumulate on the leaderboard of thier category. So there would be a different leaderboard for each QOTD category. Such as I want a Bible question, my points would go to a Bible leaderboard. My mom wants a History her points would go a history leaderboard and so on. Does that make sense to anyone?

englishrose49
Englishrose49  (Level: 22.0 - Posts: 38)
Fri, 21st Oct '05 10:52 AM

I second that , Its a brilliant idea !

heather
Heather  (Level: 20.4 - Posts: 20)
Fri, 21st Oct '05 10:53 AM

Thank you I think this would also "level the playing field" as they have been calling it.

heather
Heather  (Level: 20.4 - Posts: 20)
Fri, 21st Oct '05 10:54 AM

Thank you I think this would also "level the playing field" as they have been calling it.

eksimba
Eksimba  (Level: 29.0 - Posts: 155)
Fri, 21st Oct '05 11:01 AM

The only problem I see is this:

Say you have every category exempted except "History". You'll get a History category every day, and your potential to rack up History points will be maximized.

But, what if you want to get "History" *and* "Bible" questions? Now, you'll only get half as many History questions, and your chances of racking up points have just been cut in half. You'll never really compete for points, no matter how good you are, with that kind of handicap.

Keep adding categories back into the mix, and you further dilute your point-making capabilities. Somebody like me, who wants to get questions from all categories, will never have a chance to win in *any* category.

The solution you propose would only work if everyone were competing in *one and only one* category, or *all categories*. So far, sploofus has sided with the *all categories* option.

englishrose49
Englishrose49  (Level: 22.0 - Posts: 38)
Fri, 21st Oct '05 11:02 AM

10/21 11:00 AM EST
The only way you can level the playing field is to make the site exclusively American , because people in other countries are not capable of answering questions on american sport or TV .,so as long as the option to join and pay are open to all countries then it is impossible to try to make all questions level

heather
Heather  (Level: 20.4 - Posts: 20)
Fri, 21st Oct '05 11:05 AM

Well if someone wanted only one category that should be thier choice, and if someone wanted more than one that is their choice also. But I do not see how that would handicap a person. If you know the answers then you know them...if you don't know the answers you don't. You can miss the same amount of questions with only have one category as you can having 2 or 3.

eksimba
Eksimba  (Level: 29.0 - Posts: 155)
Fri, 21st Oct '05 11:07 AM

Rather than making the site exculsively American, wouldn't it make more sense to make the site more international? As a matter of fact, that's exactly what sploofus is trying to do...

I've read lots of complaints about the American slant of sports, TV, and movie questions, and I see that sploofus' response hasn't been "go away if you're not American", but rather "OK, we're making a concerted effort to add more international questions to the mix". Personally, I think that's a better way to go.

heather
Heather  (Level: 20.4 - Posts: 20)
Fri, 21st Oct '05 11:08 AM

ok i see what you are saying now....you would not have enough questions to make a good score in "many categories" Well then why couldnt it just go to one category. You can still take trivia quizzes in multiple categories. But make the question of the day one category of your choice.

eksimba
Eksimba  (Level: 29.0 - Posts: 155)
Fri, 21st Oct '05 11:14 AM

"Well if someone wanted only one category that should be thier choice, and if someone wanted more than one that is their choice also. But I do not see how that would handicap a person. If you know the answers then you know them...if you don't know the answers you don't. You can miss the same amount of questions with only have one category as you can having 2 or 3."

No, you can't. There's only so many days in a month. If you get *only* history questions, you can answer 30 history questions a month (give or take). If you get history *and* Bible questions, you can only answer 15 history questions a month. How can somebody who gets only 15 history questions a month compete fairly against somebody who gets 30? And it only gets worse if you add more categories... Those who decide to specialize in one category will *always* have a distinct and insurmountable advantage over those who want to compete in more than one.

Wait a minute, I think I see what you're getting at. If you get a TQOD from *each* category you are "subscribed" to *every day*, you can participate in multiple contests (or just one) each month, with multiple TQOD's each day. That might work, but it would be much more complicated than the current setup.

englishrose49
Englishrose49  (Level: 22.0 - Posts: 38)
Fri, 21st Oct '05 11:25 AM

If what you say is true and Sploofus is trying to make the questions more international then no-one would be more delighted than me . I really hope that happens , it would be a lot fairer and show that Sploofus cares xx

philkon
Philkon  (Level: 269.0 - Posts: 474)
Fri, 21st Oct '05 2:57 PM

On the idea of making Sploofus more international...

I have specifically made some non-American quizzes. Look at how successful, or unsuccessful, they have been. The number of takers are in ():

Coca-Cola Championship Football League Mascots #2 (3)

Coca-Cola Championship Football League Mascots #1 (4)

Premiership League Sports Mascots #2 (4)

Premiership League Sports Mascots #1 (5)

The NFL in Europe (2)

BBC Radio Presenters (1)

The €uro - Europe's Currency (8)

Welsh Actors (7)

Number Names - European (3)

I've done a few others. They have all had very few takers. Granted, this could just be that people did not find the subject interesting. Or, they may not like my quizzes, their style, or me.

Now getting Sploofus to write more TQOTD geared toward non-American subjects is a different field. I just wonder how many people have looked for non-American quizzes that are already out there in the player generated areas. Other people have written many excellent non-American quizzes.

I am not complaining about the request to have more non-American questions. That is a valid point, especially int eh TQOTD area. I am just curious about how often they are actually used and sought out.

englishrose49
Englishrose49  (Level: 22.0 - Posts: 38)
Fri, 21st Oct '05 3:41 PM

I have done loads of non-american quizzes and actively seek them out and i`m sorry that i missed yours ,but my point was that i do have the choice to take Uk quizzes and should have choises in QOTD and showdowns , i hope i`ve made myself clear there xx


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