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Postby menyak » Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:54 pm

Just trying to gather some opinions and suggestions on how the trivia game might/should develop. Things we have in mind for now...

- A separate mailbox just for trivia questions. That way the questions won't junk the regular inbox, and you can simply switch to your "trivia box" and always find questions to answer.

- The PM will also display the fastest time so far. After all, it does make a difference if it's a tricky one where you have a lot of time for research, or if it's just a quick guessing game.

- Display everyone else's answers once you have submitted your own. After all, everyone has just one guess, so after that, why not take a look at what the others thought?

- Have the guy who asked the question post the answer as well. The answer could be revealed immediately after the week is over (allowing the winner to be determined quickly). Or the correct answer could be revealed immediately to everyone who has already submitted their answers.

Not sure if we well implement any/all of these - just some things to toss around. Any ideas, thoughts, suggestions? :-?
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Postby DK » Tue Apr 05, 2005 7:37 pm

I like pretty much all of the ideas. Just one minor edit to one of your possible changes - I'd just like to know if I'm right or not, and if I'm not don't tell me the correct answer.

Also, don't tell me the quickest time so far- I want to figure out the answer as fast as possible, and I don't want to read any extra...

I like the separate box idea and the show everyone else's answers ideas, though. ;D
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Postby menyak » Tue Apr 05, 2005 7:44 pm

DK wrote:I'd just like to know if I'm right or not

The problem is that it can't be done automatically. Let's say the the correct answer is "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim".

The replies are...

- Anaheim
- LA Angels
- Angles

For the human eye, all replies are correct, but if the Webhamster compares the replies, he simply couldn't tell. So I'm afraid it's either show the correct answer, or keep it a secret until the week has passed. ;-7
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Postby DK » Tue Apr 05, 2005 7:51 pm

Touche.

I suppose you are right, but either way wouldn't bother me.
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Apr 05, 2005 8:41 pm

I like the idea of a separate inbox, and also displaying the answer after you take your guess. Now I'm gonna go think up a question...
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Tue Apr 05, 2005 8:59 pm

I like all the suggestions.
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Postby Mercer Boy » Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:49 pm

LBJackal wrote:I like the idea of a separate inbox.

After getting about 15 PM's in the last 4 hours...I concur. :-b
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Re: Trivia Future

Postby menyak » Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:18 am

menyak wrote:Display everyone else's answers once you have submitted your own. After all, everyone has just one guess, so after that, why not take a look at what the others thought?

Ok this is working now. Let me know if you see more or less than you should. Feel free to post comments in the threads, they will only be visible to those who have already participated.
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:42 pm

[quote="Mercer Boy"][/quote]

yep. ;-D i like this idea too...if it's possible.

the rules say that we have to submit at least as many questions as we have answered...is there a way to know how many questions we have answered and how many we have submitted?
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:47 pm

the idea i'm talking about on the post above is the separate mailbox one. ;-D

i'm guessing the quote button has been deactivated in the whole forum, right? ;-)
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