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#323785 - Wed Sep 27 2006 01:56 AM New Quizzyland Quiz Playing Ranking System
Terry Offline
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While global rankings worked pretty well when we had 40,000 Quizzyland players, we're about to hit the 1,000,000 (!!) mark.

So, I've put in place an intruiging new dimension for ranking comparisions:

http://www.funtrivia.com/allclasses.cfm

Each player is placed with other players who registered around the same time as them. Thus, we now have over 80 "classes", each consisting of 10,000 players.

The next 10,000 players to register will be in a class of their own, etc, etc.

The goal of all this is to:

- encourage quiz playing. We all know that scores don't really matter, but it's always fun collecting points and moving up a ladder. It's much more fun when you're rated against people who don't have a 6 year head start on you.

- I'll probably make other little tweaks like offer bonus points for rating a quiz, playing quizzes that aren't played often, or that are particularly difficult, etc (to stop the "people will only play easy quizzes!" complaint that invariably will be brought up). Little perks to reward the adventurous and encourage the types of things that quiz authors want to see more of.

- give absolutely everyone a reasonable chance of making the "top 100" list for their class. A new player is ranked against new players. They start with a clean slate, and don't have to play 27,000 quizzes to catch up to GammaB, who has a 6 year head start on them.

- eventually put in place other community elements such as message boards (extension of the current chat boards) so that people in a class can get to know each other. As FunTrivia grows larger, it is very easy to get swept into a sea of anonymity and enormity.

"All Classes" appears under the community menu, and "My Class" appears under the "My Stuff" menu.

Terry


Edited by Terry (Wed Sep 27 2006 02:11 AM)

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#323786 - Wed Sep 27 2006 02:20 AM Re: New Quizzyland Quiz Playing Ranking System
gtho4 Offline
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    Quote:

    It's much more fun when you're rated against people who don't have a 6 year head start on you.


That makes so much sense! I thought you'd make it a rolling 6-month ranking because of the spread of membership-years, sort of like the GC. What you've done is so simple and eloquent.

mate, it's legend with a capital L.

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#323787 - Wed Sep 27 2006 02:25 AM Re: New Quizzyland Quiz Playing Ranking System
sue943 Offline
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Ah, I have to play about 27,000 to catch up? That'll keep me busy.
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#323788 - Wed Sep 27 2006 02:33 AM Re: New Quizzyland Quiz Playing Ranking System
Terry Offline
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Registered: Wed Dec 31 1969
Posts: 20550
Loc: USA
<< What you've done is so simple and eloquent. >>

thanks mate

<< Ah, I have to play about 27,000 to catch up? That'll keep me busy. >>

Those of us stuck in Class 0 are doomed... but at least top 20 might be doable

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#323789 - Wed Sep 27 2006 02:38 AM Re: New Quizzyland Quiz Playing Ranking System
Terry Offline
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Registered: Wed Dec 31 1969
Posts: 20550
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Im going to do other fun things too, like highlight recent Daily Game wins by class-members on the class pages, or display the top instaquiz scores of the day from the class, etc.

Terry


Edited by Terry (Wed Sep 27 2006 02:42 AM)

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#323790 - Wed Sep 27 2006 06:57 AM Re: New Quizzyland Quiz Playing Ranking System
skunkee Offline
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Well you have absoultely made my day, as I am Number One in my group!
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#323791 - Wed Sep 27 2006 08:17 AM Re: New Quizzyland Quiz Playing Ranking System
spanishliz Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22172
Loc: Ontario Canada
Grin! I was just going to say the same thing, skunkee

Nice feature, Terry! Thank you.

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#323792 - Wed Sep 27 2006 03:48 PM Re: New Quizzyland Quiz Playing Ranking System
ladymacb29 Offline
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Wow, I'm so old that I'm in class 3...?
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#323793 - Wed Sep 27 2006 04:24 PM Re: New Quizzyland Quiz Playing Ranking System
Terry Offline
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Registered: Wed Dec 31 1969
Posts: 20550
Loc: USA
<< Wow, I'm so old that I'm in class 3...? >>

I'm starting to see grey hairs.

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#323794 - Wed Sep 27 2006 05:57 PM Re: New Quizzyland Quiz Playing Ranking System
sue943 Offline
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Sheesh, I am in Class 2 and so far behind that I don't even show. Ah well, that is an incentive to play lots more quizzes and since lots of the people in my class have stopped playing I will be able to creep in at the bottom some time.
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#323795 - Wed Sep 27 2006 06:32 PM Re: New Quizzyland Quiz Playing Ranking System
Bruyere Offline
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I'm in class nine, and not doing too badly...Very neat way of doing this Terry.
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#323796 - Wed Sep 27 2006 10:36 PM Re: New Quizzyland Quiz Playing Ranking System
Scottie2306 Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 27 2004
Posts: 207
Loc: Canberra ACT Australia        
Hey, how 'bout that - I'm number three in my group!

Will the "old profile" page remain accessible for a while?

Scottie

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#323797 - Fri Sep 29 2006 06:21 AM Re: New Quizzyland Quiz Playing Ranking System
Gamemaster1967 Offline
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This is so cool Terry! I am in class 15 and ranked 7th, our dear dear friend ElmoFringby30 is #1! He's a quiz playing dynamo!

Terry, aren't you tired yet? So much work, you must be getting tired by now!
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#323798 - Wed Oct 18 2006 08:04 AM Re: New Quizzyland Quiz Playing Ranking System
kaung30 Offline
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Registered: Tue Oct 17 2006
Posts: 61
Loc: Asia
This is very well done! It becomes fairer and better for users to play. Well done! Terry is excellent!

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