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#1043360 - Fri Apr 25 2014 03:59 PM Insta Quiz not working
Buddy1 Offline
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I've tried doing both the regular member and the Gold Member insta-quiz. I can play the game but no score is added to my points. My name doesn't show up on the list either. Others seem to have no problem, so it is a problem on my end or is it a problem that only affects certain people?


EDIT: It turns out it doesn't work with the International Hourly Game either.


Edited by Buddy1 (Fri Apr 25 2014 04:10 PM)

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#1043364 - Fri Apr 25 2014 04:51 PM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
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#1043365 - Fri Apr 25 2014 04:51 PM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
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here's the topic you need if you use Internet Explorer:

http://www.funtrivia.com/forums/ubbthrea..._Ex#Post1025495

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#1044439 - Sat May 03 2014 09:33 AM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
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I started to have the problem again, even though the compatibility setting was correct. I found that when I dropped the firewall from my virus protection it would work. Ahh, the good ol' days when things were simple and worked. Windows 8.1 has so many glitches, virus protection brands are all different...

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#1045304 - Sat May 10 2014 10:58 AM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
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I'm experiencing the problem again. I correctly enabled compatibility mode, but I still don't get credit for Instaquizzes. I double-checked to make sure I did everything right. I even tried closing the site, just in case that was needed.

EDIT: Never mind. It seems to be working the second time I did this.


Edited by Buddy1 (Sat May 10 2014 11:01 AM)

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#1045317 - Sat May 10 2014 03:58 PM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
MiraJane Offline
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Originally Posted By: Buddy1
I'm experiencing the problem again. I correctly enabled compatibility mode, but I still don't get credit for Instaquizzes. I double-checked to make sure I did everything right. I even tried closing the site, just in case that was needed.

EDIT: Never mind. It seems to be working the second time I did this.




Buddy, what made it work is that you posted it wasn't working again. It's like when you cannot find an item you own and finally give up and purchase a replacement. Then you turn around and there is the lost object sitting in plain sight.

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#1045657 - Tue May 13 2014 09:37 AM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
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I'm having that problem again. I follow through the instructions and it doesn't work. I've tried closing Internet Explorer, retyping the web address, closing the command bar, and variations, but I still can't get International Hourly Game to score.

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#1045662 - Tue May 13 2014 09:56 AM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
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Can you please try it with a different browser? (Firefox or Chrome)

If it works in one of those browsers (or you can't test), try clearing your IE cache and submitting a game again. This could be a caching issue with your browser submitting an older game's play instead of the one it should send (which would then obviously not score)
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#1045665 - Tue May 13 2014 10:31 AM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
Terry Offline

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Yeah not sure what to suggest other than that Buddy... that game has not changed in 8 years now, so nothing new on this end.

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#1045667 - Tue May 13 2014 10:36 AM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
Buddy1 Offline
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I cleared my Internet Explorer cache, re-enabled compatibility mode, and tried playing the game but the same thing happened.

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#1046509 - Tue May 20 2014 09:40 AM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
Buddy1 Offline
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Any new information about what to do when nothing seems to work?

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#1046512 - Tue May 20 2014 11:04 AM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
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Try with a different browser please. It's working for the vast majority of users - I have seen only 2 or 3 reports in the last several weeks none of which has reported any further errors after being told about the compatibility mode fix.


Edited by WesleyCrusher (Tue May 20 2014 11:05 AM)
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#1046513 - Tue May 20 2014 11:21 AM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
Buddy1 Offline
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How do I use a different browser? Also, if that doesn't work, is there a way to change back to the browser I am currently using?

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#1046514 - Tue May 20 2014 11:22 AM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
Terry Offline

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The instaquiz is also something that's sort of gone the way of the dodo. It is using the old - old interface. I will update it to the new one at some time, but right now instaquizzes are really not a highlighted part of the site. In fact, they're sort of tucked away and hidden. So, I suggest trying a different browser if they are important to you -- something with your setup (either browser or security software) is interfering.

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#1046516 - Tue May 20 2014 11:39 AM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
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Originally Posted By: Buddy1
How do I use a different browser?


You can download them straight from Google or Mozilla.

Originally Posted By: Buddy1
Also, if that doesn't work, is there a way to change back to the browser I am currently using?


All you'd have to do is open IE.
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#1046518 - Tue May 20 2014 12:03 PM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
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I tried it and it worked. I was able to complete International Hourly Game. Thanks!

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#1046528 - Tue May 20 2014 02:39 PM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
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Glad its working. Out of curiosity, what version of Windows and Internet Explorer are you using? I wonder if some aspect of Windows XP or an old unsupported version of IE is part of the tale?
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#1046541 - Tue May 20 2014 03:46 PM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
Buddy1 Offline
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I'm using Windows XP but have no idea about Internet Explorer (might be IE7).

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#1046543 - Tue May 20 2014 03:51 PM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
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If the problem occurred lately, you probably have a new version and some Microsoft update (likely the last bugfix which was still released for XP) caused the issue.

For your own security, I would strongly recommend that you get a newer operating system anyway. XP is no longer a safe internet platform since Microsoft stopped supporting it in April.
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#1046565 - Tue May 20 2014 04:51 PM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
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I'm using XP, IE 8. No problems with the Insta quizzes.
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#1046588 - Tue May 20 2014 07:48 PM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Terry]
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The instaquiz might be going the way of the dodo, but it sure is helpful when going for point precision badglets and the daily challenge that require you to score an exact amount of points difference with someone else.

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#1046592 - Tue May 20 2014 08:38 PM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
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I miss the international games and the Instaquizzes. I'm on an iPad, and I can't play them. I really would like the non-flash update to be applied to them. smile
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#1046593 - Tue May 20 2014 08:43 PM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
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Originally Posted By: Buddy1
but have no idea about Internet Explorer (might be IE7).


If you click on "Help", there will be something that will tell you the version number. IE7 has beeen unsupported for quite some time, and as Wes states, it might be wise to upgrade from XP. It has been six weeks since Microsoft stopped support on it, however, some (NOT all) anti-virus programs will support XP until April next year.
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#1046594 - Tue May 20 2014 09:05 PM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
Buddy1 Offline
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I did what you said, and it turns out I have IE11. The thing about me is that I like computers to remain the same, so I am very reluctant in getting an updated version.

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#1046598 - Wed May 21 2014 01:08 AM Re: Insta Quiz not working [Re: Buddy1]
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To find the version of IE you are using. click on help in the header menu bar, then click "About..." I have what I believe is the latest IE version and my "About..." says I have IE ver 10.0.9.
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