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Lovesmoodies  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 132)
Mon, 23rd Jun '08 5:06 PM


I'm sorry if you already answered this. I was just curious.

Spacecat  (Level: 165.1 - Posts: 676)
Tue, 24th Jun '08 3:00 PM

Not sure. Perhaps they used to be part of a quiz.
I have a category exemption. A few weeks ago on a Showdown, a question from that category appeared. I guessed and won that showdown. Because it was an obscure question I remembered it. Yesterday on Potpourri TQOTD the same question appeared. They go around, where they come from perhaps an editor or a past post has the answer we seek.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Tue, 24th Jun '08 3:11 PM

From what I've seen on boards and been told in support tickets, there was a massive database of them used to set up the site. No idea who wrote 'em or where they came from. After editors were chosen they started writing questions. No idea what the mix is now but I don't think they have anything to do with quiz questions.

Viperdan  (Level: 56.0 - Posts: 140)
Tue, 5th Aug '08 5:41 PM

They just come up every day- mr sploofus (justin) probley put them there when he created this site. i think there are only 700 questions, but they all are used time after time for different users, you may et the smae on 2 times

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Sploofizz (Editor)  
Mon, 1st Sep '08 9:32 AM

As Smoke said, there was an original database, but it has been added to by Editors.

There are currently 4889 questions in the TQOTD database - that's enough for over 13 years of unique questions for any one player.
Editors wrote 3679 of them, so the original database must have held 1210.

There are parameters in place to prevent anyone from getting the same question twice, but there are several instances of two questions being remarkable similar. I am not sure if those parameters crossover to the Showdowns, but several players swear they have seen the same question in both a Showdown and a TQOTD.

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Sploofernatural (Editor)  
Mon, 1st Sep '08 10:34 AM

Along the way, a few questions have been removed from the database for being inappropriate for Sploofus. Such as having no clear correct answer or being obsolete.

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Mon, 1st Sep '08 10:55 AM

Great info thanks! I figured there were alot, I have never seen anything close to same question.

Alvandy  (Level: 241.6 - Posts: 7719)
Mon, 1st Sep '08 3:03 PM

Editors: Can you remove those TQOTD's that I get wrong? It would increase your workload quite a bit but I 'd appreciate it.

What's a few hundred
No harm in asking.

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