Hostrauser's Trivia Contest #9 - February, 2008

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Post by saxplyr7 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:32 pm

Hostrauser wrote:As this round winds down...

Is there interest in another game in March? Do you like the picture format? Would you prefer broader/different categories? Like what? Comments, suggestions, anathemas?
I would love to do this again in March. Everything was formated fine for me. I just got behind cuz of the internet problem and moving but if that never happened I would've maybe had some better luck with the standings haha. Nothing I can really see changing so much. I like the hints they aren't like really vague or too precise but they get you into the ballpark of where you need to be searching. I dunno about a different category I like looking at states and going around the world haha but i'm open to mostly anything.
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Post by Hostrauser » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:42 pm

Correct Answer for #24: Nepal

ROUND #9 FINAL STANDINGS:
942 FIELDSHOWQUEEN

752 Eric B
740 senza cervallo
660 The Aceman
610 Jsaxm
487 saxplyr7
355 aandm
330 FluteOfTheNewWorld
280 Chapagne
90 BGRtrumpet
85 wind-drummer
75 RCC Mallet Boy
52 Brad
52 DMJUDGE
50 Fluba

Congratulations to FSQ for another trivia win! :cool: Good news (for all of you) is that she's planning on sitting out March.

SCORING BY QUESTION
Question #1:
55 fieldshowqueen

Question #2:
55 FluteOfTheNewWorld
52 saxplyr7
50 fieldshowqueen
50 Fluba

Question #3:
55 fieldshowqueen
52 Brad
50 Eric B

Question #4:
55 aandm
52 DMJUDGE
50 Eric B
50 fieldshowqueen
50 FluteOfTheNewWorld
50 Jsaxm
50 saxplyr7

Question #5:
55 Jsaxm
52 fieldshowqueen
50 Eric B

Question #6:
55 aandm
52 Eric B
50 fieldshowqueen
50 Jsaxm
50 saxplyr7
50 senza cervallo

Question #7:
50 saxplyr7
40 BGRtrumpet
30 fieldshowqueen
25 Jsaxm

Question #8:
50 BGRtrumpet

Question #9:
50 The Aceman
40 fieldshowqueen

Question #10:
50 aandm
40 fieldshowqueen
30 FluteOfTheNewWorld
25 Chapagne
25 The Aceman

Question #11:
50 Eric B
40 aandm
30 The Aceman
25 fieldshowqueen
25 Jsaxm
25 senza cervallo

Question #12:
50 The Aceman
40 fieldshowqueen
30 senza cervallo
25 aandm
25 Eric B
25 Jsaxm

Question #13:
50 senza cervallo
40 Eric B
30 fieldshowqueen
25 aandm
25 Jsaxm
25 The Aceman

Question #14:
50 The Aceman
40 fieldshowqueen
30 wind-drummer
25 Jsaxm

Question #15:
50 senza cervallo
40 Jsaxm
30 The Aceman

Question #16:
50 The Aceman
40 Jsaxm
30 senza cervallo
25 aandm
25 wind-drummer

Question #17:
50 RCC Mallet Boy
40 The Aceman
30 Chapagne
25 fieldshowqueen
25 FluteOfTheNewWorld
25 Jsaxm

Question #18:
50 senza cervallo
40 FluteOfTheNewWorld
30 wind-drummer
25 Eric B
25 fieldshowqueen
25 Jsaxm
25 RCC Mallet Boy
25 saxplyr7

Question #19:
50 Eric B
40 fieldshowqueen
30 aandm
25 senza cervallo
25 The Aceman

Question #20:
100 senza cervallo
80 fieldshowqueen
60 Eric B
50 saxplyr7

Question #21:
100 senza cervallo
80 FluteOfTheNewWorld
60 The Aceman
50 Jsaxm

Question #22:
100 senza cervallo
80 fieldshowqueen
60 saxplyr7
50 Eric B

Question #23:
100 The Aceman
80 senza cervallo
60 fieldshowqueen
50 aandm
50 Chapagne
50 FluteOfTheNewWorld
50 Eric B
50 Jsaxm

Question #24:
200 Eric B
175 Chapagne
150 saxplyr7
125 The Aceman
100 Jsaxm
75 fieldshowqueen
50 senza cervallo

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Post by FluteOfTheNewWorld » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:04 pm

Congrats fsq--

On and I'd love to play in March... I'll probably be able to do more because it should be a little less stressful month. I think you did everything perfect... the hints were VERY helpful!
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Post by fieldshowqueen » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:48 pm

TY Hostrauser and FOTNW. As was said ... I'm sitting out in March. Too many commitments.

I would like to point something out ... I did not win because I was the fastest (obviously), but rather because I answered as many as I could correctly. If you are going to play again, my advice is to take the time once a day to log on, look at the question/picture, and at least attempt to answer or research it. The race does not always go to the swiftest, but rather the surest.

Good luck to everyone and thank you for hosting again Kevin. Mwahhhhhhh!
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Post by Hostrauser » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:30 pm

fieldshowqueen wrote:I would like to point something out ... I did not win because I was the fastest (obviously), but rather because I answered as many as I could correctly. If you are going to play again, my advice is to take the time once a day to log on, look at the question/picture, and at least attempt to answer or research it. The race does not always go to the swiftest, but rather the surest.
I cannot stress this enough. My scoring systems are designed with the goal of rewarding the people who participate the most.

Food for thought: if you were the LAST person to answer every single question, and you got all 24 right, you would've ended up with 875 points.

Take a look at the overall standings again.

875. :cool:

Someone, I believe Jsaxm, mentioned the trouble of logging on over the weekend. I can't say that I'll stop posting on the weekend, but I might next round move to a system where I post ONE question for the whole weekend (ie, it would be up from Saturday until Monday morning).

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Post by saxplyr7 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:55 pm

Haha 2nd place. Very nice.

Yea I really don't mind but I was out Sunday for the most part so Saturday would be it for me and if you post one on Sunday I wouldn't see it until Monday afternoon where it's already too late to answer. So I really like that 1 over the weekend but I say make it a more general hint if you do haha. Since we have a little more time on that. I dunno that's just some thought I mean if it's longer minus as well put the research into it.

I have Festival coming up in March and more rehearsals till 5 coming up here soon but no worries, if i'm really dedicated I'll sneak on in like Graphic Design haha. (This site is still not blocked at my school!) So other than that there shouldn't be too many commitments I have. I always find something to say though.

Btw...congrats FSQ. haha yea a little goes a long way so i'm going to at least attempt everyone I can.
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Post by senza cervello » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:56 pm

Great job fieldshowqueen! It's clearly not by chance that you've been winning so many.
I do intent to participate in March.
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Post by The Aceman » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:07 am

fieldshowqueen wrote:TY Hostrauser and FOTNW. As was said ... I'm sitting out in March. Too many commitments.

I would like to point something out ... I did not win because I was the fastest (obviously), but rather because I answered as many as I could correctly. If you are going to play again, my advice is to take the time once a day to log on, look at the question/picture, and at least attempt to answer or research it. The race does not always go to the swiftest, but rather the surest.

Good luck to everyone and thank you for hosting again Kevin. Mwahhhhhhh!
Yeah, I think I could have contested for the win, but I didn't join in until about question 4, and the for my first four or so answers I wasn't doing any research just throwing out educated guesses (which all turned out to be wrong, so I had to change my strategy.), so it wasn't until about question 8 that I answered a question correctly, I did fairly well after that.
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Post by Hostrauser » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:12 am

I haven't seen a whole lot of talk on the categories. I'm assuming we aren't tired of this "Where in the world" format just yet?

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Post by The Aceman » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:36 am

Hostrauser wrote:I haven't seen a whole lot of talk on the categories. I'm assuming we aren't tired of this "Where in the world" format just yet?
How about car models. Or Famous folks. Or Historical Events. Or types of plants, animals, insects, etc....any of those categories sound like fun.
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Post by FluteOfTheNewWorld » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:32 am

The Aceman wrote:
Hostrauser wrote:I haven't seen a whole lot of talk on the categories. I'm assuming we aren't tired of this "Where in the world" format just yet?
How about car models. Or Famous folks. Or Historical Events. Or types of plants, animals, insects, etc....any of those categories sound like fun.
Yeah and you give us an answer and we have to come up with the question. But that would probably be too easy with the internet and all..
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Post by The Aceman » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:36 am

I was talking about pictures of those categories.
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Post by Hostrauser » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:45 am

Under consideration. That might not happen until April, though.

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Post by Eric B » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:45 am

Good times. I would love to do this again next month.

While I'm one of those that usually can't log on during the weekends, the option of just one question Saturday - Monday is a decent compromise...

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Post by Chapagne » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:02 am

I don't think any other type of photo trivia would work as well as the "where in the world" photos did. There was lots to look at in the pictures, and little clues in each picture that might give you an idea where it was. For the last one, I had never seen it befire, but I started searching for high elevation airports, noticing how it was on the edge of a cliff. If you showed me a picture of a car or insect, I wouldn't know where to begin, except to start browsing libaries of photos. Not nearly as much fun.

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