Kyle (or another mod) - can you please kill off #1231 entirely? I'll redo the winner post from scratch due to the two am/pm errors|
Reply #1241. Aug 09 12, 2:00 AM
Wes and Kyle ... thanks for the challenge guys|
I enjoyed it because it was motivational and it stretched me ... heck, I've even written a "whodunnit". Whilst I felt that the quizzes I'd written stand up OK I must admit that I developed a "race" mode that wasn't conducive to writing really good quizzes. Worse, I grew some bad habits which sort of crept into the other quizzes that I was writing (Wes .. you even picked me up on one of those).
If there is something similar in the future I will not say no to it but will use it for inspiration and motivation. I'll still push myself but my emphasis will shift to trying to write a better quality quiz.
Reply #1242. Aug 09 12, 6:27 AM
Re: "Kyle: 12:09 am translates to 0:09, not 12:09 :)"|
True that. I must've been asleep at the switch.
Reply #1243. Aug 09 12, 8:18 AM
Re: "If there is something similar in the future I will not say no to it but will use it for inspiration and motivation. I'll still push myself but my emphasis will shift to trying to write a better quality quiz."|
-This is part of the goal with the next big thing. :)
Reply #1244. Aug 09 12, 8:47 AM
The almost final standings (pending shuehorn's last two and editing on pollucci19/tazman6619):|
Final rankings, top 10:
1st - 0:22:12 days - Lones78/zorba_scank (1st, Pairs)
2nd - 1:00:13 days - Rossian (1st, Single Normal)
3rd - 1:02:37 days - Malik24 (1st, Single HC)
4th - 1:09:11 days - looney_tunes (2nd, Single Normal)
5th - 2:05:33 days - dcpddc478/reedy (2nd, Pairs)
6th - 2:09:32 days - Creedy (3rd, Single Normal)
7th - 2:17:07 days - WesleyCrusher (2nd, Single HC)
8th - 2:17:37 days - Leith90/mlcmlc (3rd, Pairs)
9th - 2:22:05 days - triviaking162 (4th, Single Normal)
10th - 3:02:00 days - Pollucci19/tazman6619 (4th, Pairs)
10th place assumes that there will be no additional revisions on that quiz, otherwise Merylfederman will pass them.
Mariamir wrote the FASTEST QUIZ in just eight minutes.
looney_tunes, MikeMaster99 and Tiffanyram passed the course with ZERO REVISIONS.
WesleyCrusher was the only player to nab all three BONUSES.
Kyleisalive managed to do all twelve quizzes as PHOTO QUIZZES.
Rossian was the player with the MOST CONSISTENT performance - her slowest time was 3 hours, 18 minutes.
Out of originally 28 starting players/pairs, 23 have reached the finish line (Mariamir/shuehorn will be the 24th). 20 of them never ran afoul the 7 day limit.
I'll publish a final update when the last three quizzes are online, including a file showing all individual stage by stage timings.
Congratulations to all finishers!
Reply #1245. Aug 09 12, 12:48 PM
Congrats to Lones and Zorba! Job well done for getting a time under 1 day! |
Once again, congrats to everyone who finished the Sprint!
Reply #1246. Aug 09 12, 2:11 PM
Well done lones and zorba. Congratulations to everyone who finished this amazingly fun task. Thanks to Kyle and Wes for the ideas and the statistics. Looking forward to the "next big thing".|
Reply #1247. Aug 09 12, 2:43 PM
Congratulations to Lones and Zorba for beating the 24 hour barrier. Well done everyone for finishing this challenge - it was a tough one.|
Reply #1248. Aug 09 12, 3:22 PM
Despite having an absolute lock on the 'lantern rouge' ('award' for the slowest finisher in the Tour de France), I'm really pleased I finished this challenge. With a little luck and barring unseen plummets over the next fortnight with the last two quizzes, I will have managed sunnies for each quiz. But then I literally took a month longer than almost anyone else :-)|
Reply #1249. Aug 09 12, 4:12 PM
You've shown true Olympic spirit Mike. It is the taking part that counts, not the winning.|
Reply #1250. Aug 09 12, 5:02 PM
woot 11th place! I am chomping at the bit for the next one of these, I am literally twice as accomplished at quiz writing than I was before this, and I didn't even know during round one that people *didn't use their five days* hence my awful Round 1 time, so I am eager to go into something knowing how intense these things are1 Goodness I'm excited to do the next thing. Though if there was an Amazing Race style quiz-*playing* thing to break up the action before it, I wouldn't object to that either.|
High expectations for the competition runners going around here, that's for sure :-)
Reply #1251. Aug 09 12, 8:32 PM
Thanks very much ChristinaP. I hugely enjoyed participating (and eagerly looked to see who had achieved the best time for each task). I wish the media would think like that too.... I presume the media demand for medals as the only indicator of success is not solely an Australian phenomenon? How many of the best stories about the Olympics are not about the medal winners? Most of them probably.|
Reply #1252. Aug 09 12, 8:56 PM
I stand in awe of everyone who finished. It doesn't matter how long it took...you finished!|
If I hadn't had to drop out first thing I'm sure I'd have ended up dropping out or being the very last one to finish sometime around Christmas this year. I don't know how you all did it in the times you did.
Reply #1253. Aug 10 12, 2:25 PM
Thanks for the Sprint, Wes and Kyle. It was great fun and I would never have made so much headway on the Pangalactic challenge without it. Of course it was much easier for me since I was part of a team and wrote only half the quizzes. Hat's off to those who did this solo!|
Reply #1254. Aug 12 12, 8:39 AM
Well done to everyone and thanks to Kyle and Wes for the pain :)|
Thanks everyone for the congrats as well. Zorba and I had fun writing together and it's always good to get more quizzes online.
Reply #1255. Aug 12 12, 5:40 PM
I've submitted my 11th, which wasn't really needed because Mariamir's was already on line. Will have the final one submitted in the next couple of days. Loved this Sprint, even though I crawled at the end.|
Reply #1256. Aug 12 12, 7:49 PM
Uh, no, my 11th is...still needing some II. Sorry, I thought you knew.|
And yes, we are definitely inching forwards verrrry slowly. :)
Reply #1257. Aug 12 12, 9:22 PM
LOL .. the irony|
Reply #1258. Aug 12 12, 11:35 PM
That makes the round 11 results file official - no changes to the provisional score, the one Rvsn was already in there. |
On to round 12!
Reply #1260. Aug 14 12, 4:14 PM
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