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xantrac
Xantrac  (Level: 24.4 - Posts: 27)
Sun, 30th Dec '07 1:49 AM

THE SPLOOFACTOR.

What is the Sploofactor? How do you get your name on it??

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Sun, 30th Dec '07 2:35 AM

I think it is figured automatically but I'm not sure. Boy, bet you feel enlightened now, huh?

smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Sun, 30th Dec '07 10:20 AM

Although I'm not exactly sure how to tell you what it is in words, here a few links:
This one tells you how the sploofactor is calculated: http://www.sploofus.com/bbs_detail.sp?post=18964&cID=4

And here's another one I found while searching that asks the same question:
http://www.sploofus.com/bbs_detail.sp?post=41769&cID=4

Alot of people answered, hope this helps. -Stout

xantrac
Xantrac  (Level: 24.4 - Posts: 27)
Mon, 31st Dec '07 12:47 AM

Thankyou very much for helping...

heidi
Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Tue, 1st Jan '08 4:03 PM

It has been explained multiple times but I still don't have a clue as to what it is or how it is calculated. Perhaps one has to have a mathematically thinking mind. All I know is that mine is low but doesn't seem to affect me adversely one whit-Linda

smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Tue, 1st Jan '08 5:34 PM

The sploofactor takes into account the following:
N = number of quizzes taken: "Taken"
T = average time per question in seconds: "Time/q. (s)"
A = accuracy in percent: "Avg."
These three elements are then put into a formula to give us the sploofactor. I seriously think this equation would be improved if it took into account perhaps the average level of difficulty of each quiz. I think that since sploofus is essentially a game, and some are concerned about playing a game and achieving a high sploofactor, it may encourage the most difficult quizzes to go relatively unplayed. I think the formula needs to be adjusted. For example, scoring a 60% on an eight star quiz would count maybe the same as scoring a 100% on a one star quiz, since both scores are likely to get you into the top ten for the quiz.
A player was recently complaining that most of the quizzes here are pop culture "junk" quizzes, and if there was a higher incentive to play the harder quizzes without affecting your chances on the sploofactor leaderboard, I think that would help to fix this problem some. I also think it would help those of us who want to take the harder quizzes just to learn something, or those who perhaps have only a smattering of knowledge in a topic but would like to learn more or take a chance. Some of us play to learn, others like myself are just playing a game, and I won't take a quiz that's really difficult if it's going to affect my standings in the game. I think changing this equation would help to improve the "quality" of the quizzes on this site, and I know that's something Justin has expressed concern about.

Just my opinion- Stout


smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Tue, 1st Jan '08 5:54 PM

I think it might "help" anyway.

fainodraino
Fainodraino  (Level: 113.1 - Posts: 240)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 11:12 AM

Is there a certain point at which the "sploofactor" kicks in? I've taken a bunch of quizzes, but my sploofactor is still "N/A". I don't think my average is probably that bad (I mean, I've bombed a few...but mostly my scores are decent)

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 11:20 PM

The factor appears after you have been a member for a certain amount of time. I thought it was around the 12-week point--or maybe the end of the third month--something like that. Yours should be showing up any time now.

fainodraino
Fainodraino  (Level: 113.1 - Posts: 240)
Mon, 28th Jan '08 10:13 AM

Thanks!

stantampa
Stantampa  (Level: 34.3 - Posts: 2)
Sun, 3rd Feb '08 11:57 AM

Can you tell me when we will be earning cash? We are at level 2.1....

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Sun, 3rd Feb '08 2:18 PM

Well, A2sportsguy and Unclej are at level 95 and, as far as anyone knows, they are not getting cash yet.


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