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#253506 - Wed Jan 05 2005 01:59 PM Quizzes not displaying: I think there's more to it
d2407 Offline
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Coincidentally, when I entered the forum to make this post, I saw a similar thread already going. But I don't think the comments in that thread, or in the thread it points to, fully address the problem, so please, read on.

I was exchanging messages with someone whose Tom Petty quiz I played. The person remarked that she couldn't see the quiz and wondered why it had been taken down. So we went back and forth: "I can see it / well I can't / but I can / well I still can't, etc."

I dug a bit deeper and here is what I found.

http://funtrivia.com/quizzes/music/music_l-p/tom_petty.html shows five Tom Petty quizzes: 81554, 172427, 152224, 16360, 166317 (I am listing them in the order they show on my screen). This is the link that one gets if they start at the main page, then go to music, music l-p, Tom Petty path.

http://funtrivia.com/quizlistgold.cfm?cat=4985 also shows five Tom Petty quizzes: 81554, 187407, 172427, 152224, 16360. This is what you get if you enter the category more directly, such as by clicking on a list of quizzes created by a player.

On the first list but not the second is this quiz: Tom Petty Kingdom (#166317), "These are multiple-choice questions on the lyrics of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers," by vera2, online Feb 1, 2004.

On the second list but not the first is this quiz: Tom Petty (#187407), "Here's a fun quiz for true Petty Heads!" by LeslieiZ, online August 5, 2004

It's the LeslieiZ quiz that prompted my inquiry.

Here are a bunch of things I noticed here:
  • SaxMan4 and LeslieiZ BOTH have quizzes with the name "Tom Petty" in this category
  • No one here - vera2, LeslieiZ, SaxMan4, me - is a gold member
  • all of these quizzes have been online for at least five months
It looks to me like there is some kind of an odd bug in the system. Maybe the quizzes with duplicate names is part of the problem? I am hoping that the above might be enough to prompt an investigation and a fix.

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#253507 - Wed Jan 05 2005 02:14 PM Re: Quizzes not displaying: I think there's more to it
Leau Offline
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Quote:

http://funtrivia.com/quizzes/music/music_l-p/tom_petty.html shows five Tom Petty quizzes: 81554, 172427, 152224, 16360, 166317 (I am listing them in the order they show on my screen). This is the link that one gets if they start at the main page, then go to music, music l-p, Tom Petty path.




I am a goldmember and when I start at the main page and follow the path you described I end up at this page http://funtrivia.com/quizlistgold.cfm?cat=4985
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#253508 - Wed Jan 05 2005 02:24 PM Re: Quizzes not displaying: I think there's more to it
Leau Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 16 2002
Posts: 5337
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Maybe the first link you gave hasn't been updated after the 5th of August 2004? But that wouldn't explain why there's a quiz on the older list that doesn't appear on the newer one. Hmm, this is a mystery.

[Edited to add:]

I just had a look at those two pages

http://www.funtrivia.com/quizlistgold.cfm?cat=11410
and
http://funtrivia.com/quizzes/video_games/video_games_d-f/fire_emblem.html

and the first one contains four more quizzes than the second one, all of them having been placed online after August 5th. No missing quizzes the other way around though...


Edited by Leau78 (Wed Jan 05 2005 02:36 PM)
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#253509 - Tue Jan 11 2005 07:31 AM Re: Quizzes not displaying: I think there's more to it
gtho4 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
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Terry has reworked the script and, in theory, all categories should be updating every few days through to a week.

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#253510 - Thu Jan 27 2005 02:47 AM Re: Quizzes not displaying: I think there's more to it
Terry Offline
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Posts: 20501
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There was a problem with this process for a couple of months.

It ought to be fixed now and working as intended.

Terry

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