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#638302 - Fri Jul 01 2011 07:35 AM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: Nightmare]
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Wow! And about time, Nightmare.

Terrific result, and thanks for the great work- there are some pretty impressive names in the other 24 spots, too.
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#638306 - Fri Jul 01 2011 07:45 AM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: ozzz2002]
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Originally Posted By: ozzz2002
Wow! And about time, Nightmare.


I echo ozzz's sentiments. It IS about time Nightmare had the top quiz. He is a prolific writer for a reason!
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#638316 - Fri Jul 01 2011 08:56 AM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: dg_dave]
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Congrats to everyone on the Top 25 list. I can only dream of being there. smile

A friend of mine asked me the other day if there was a list of the top quizzes. I didn't know but I've read this thread before so off I went to google to find it. Instead I found this link http://www.funtrivia.com/catranks.cfm?cat=1
After 18 months here I no longer consider myself a FT newbie and I thought I pretty much knew where everything was but I've never seen this list before. Have I been completely blinkered as I've wandered around the FT corridors or could this list do with more prominence? Would anyone else be interested in playing their way through the best/most popular quizzes in order to learn more about the world and/or about quiz writing?
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#638399 - Fri Jul 01 2011 05:53 PM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: Tizzabelle]
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I have spent many hours playing my way through the top quizzes in each category - there are some great quizzes there, and it's a good way to learn about some of the categories about which I come to the site knowing very little. I access it through the 'Me' menu - it's under Gold Member features.
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#638404 - Fri Jul 01 2011 07:34 PM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: looney_tunes]
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What a great list! I have never seen that either, but it is a great starting place for a rainy day when I just want to go quiz crazy!
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#638452 - Sat Jul 02 2011 02:22 AM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: bubblesfun]
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Thanks looney_tunes for pointing out that the list is available in the drop down menu. I probably should have found that earlier but there's so much to do here that I missed that link. I shall pass it on to my friend who was looking for a list and one day I'll plough through it too. smile This reminds me of the time I discovered the dial that controlled the dashboard lights in my car... after three years of ownership! I'd never needed it before so I never went looking for it, only to find it by chance one day laugh
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#638499 - Sat Jul 02 2011 09:08 AM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: Tizzabelle]
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I had a friend who lived in a house for four years with the main light in the front room broken. Eventually he decided it was time to get an electrician in to fix it. Sparky took one look at the light, changed the bulb and hey, presto...
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#638544 - Sat Jul 02 2011 12:05 PM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: Snowman]
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Now, now Snowman, I know how to change a light bulb! laugh I didn't need to find the dial to alter the dashboard lights so I never looked for it smile The big question is how much did the sparky charge to put in a new light bulb?
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#651476 - Sun Sep 04 2011 01:29 AM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: Nightmare]
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Seeing as Nightmare is no longer around to do this, I thought I would pick up the baton.

***** September 2011 *****

Top 25 Rated Quizzes


1. Yours Truly, Cassandra....................................... adams627....................... Humanities

2. Historical Stick Figures on Cue Cards .................... kyleisalive ...................... People

3. Turning Neither Left Nor White ............................ adams627 ....................... Literature

4. Literary Drop-a-Letter ....................................... adams627 ....................... Literature

5. It Wasn't Me! .................................................. LadyCaitriona .................. General

6. Vampires of the Enlightenment ............................ stuthehistoryguy ............. History

7. The Top Hits of 1977 ........................................ maddogrick16 .................. Music

8. Dead Parrots Across the Ages ............................ stuthehistoryguy .............. Entertainment

9. Afrikaans to Zulu .............................................. pu2-ke-qi-ri .................... World

10. Scandalous Art ............................................... Arlesienne ....................... Humanities

11. "The Vampire Diaries" - Season 1 ....................... Gamemaster1967 ............. Television

12. The Shop Around the Corner ............................. thejazzkickazz ................. Movies

13. Literary Allusions in Literary Titles ....................... FatherSteve .................... Literature

14. Dear Athena ................................................... jouen58 ........................... Humanities

15. And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda ................. stuthehistoryguy .............. Music

16. Literary Change-A-Letter .................................. adams627 ........................ Literature

17. Sisters............................................................ Gamemaster1967............. Literature

18. The Circle Trilogy ............................................. Gamemaster1967............. Literature

19. Empedocles Goes Classic - Water ....................... JanIQ ............................... Music

20. The Bluest Eye ................................................ Pagiedamon .................... Literature

21. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Part 2 ........ skunkee .......................... Children

22. They Remember Me For WHAT?............................ pu2-ke-qi-ri .................... People

23. Ian McEwan's "Saturday" ................................... Snowman ........................ Literature

24. Fifteen Minutes of Germ Warfare.......................... adams627 ....................... History

25. "I Love Lucy" - "The Passports" ........................... Polaris101 ...................... Television

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adams627 makes the Top 25 list with five of their own, including a remarkable 3 of the top 4.

Gamemaster1967, stuthehistoryguy and pu2-ke-qi-ri also make the Top 25 with more than one quiz.

And a special call out for JanIQ who hits the Top 25 for the first time.

Congratulations to everyone!
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#651624 - Mon Sep 05 2011 12:32 PM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: Snowman]
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I'm pleased my "Empedocles" quiz has moved up.

Maybe I should think of other Empedoclean quizzes next year.
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#651646 - Mon Sep 05 2011 03:48 PM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: Snowman]
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Originally Posted By: Snowman
I had a friend who lived in a house for four years with the main light in the front room broken. Eventually he decided it was time to get an electrician in to fix it. Sparky took one look at the light, changed the bulb and hey, presto...


But the burning question is: "how many funtrivia editors does it take to change a light bulb?"
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#651677 - Mon Sep 05 2011 06:37 PM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: darksplash]
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Five.
One to put a new bulb in it, one to check it, one to send it back because it's the wrong bulb, one to get the right bulb, the first one to replace it, and another to flick the switch.
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#651746 - Tue Sep 06 2011 06:47 AM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: eburge]
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You forgot the one who has to move the light bulb from the wrong room into the right room.
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#651750 - Tue Sep 06 2011 07:47 AM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: Snowman]
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Goodness! Who's holding the ladder? That's another one, surely?


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#651751 - Tue Sep 06 2011 08:11 AM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: spanishliz]
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Oh, and Terry too to turn the power back on when the bulb blows and knocks out the rest of them.


Edited by eburge (Tue Sep 06 2011 08:13 AM)
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#651958 - Wed Sep 07 2011 07:24 AM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: eburge]
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Thanks, Tizzabelle, for making up the list of top quizzes again!
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#652111 - Thu Sep 08 2011 02:12 AM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: shuehorn]
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I think it was Snowman who actually did the work and deserves the praise.
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#652263 - Thu Sep 08 2011 01:38 PM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: rossian]
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I note it started after my best quiz fell out of the top 25 frown


Edited by darksplash (Thu Sep 08 2011 01:42 PM)
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#652264 - Thu Sep 08 2011 01:44 PM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: darksplash]
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darksplash Nightmare used to post this list all the time. I can remember him posting it for years.
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#652269 - Thu Sep 08 2011 02:20 PM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: skunkee]
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darksplash, congratulations for getting there at some point. Even if it's not there now, being in the top 25 is quite an amazing achievement!
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#652296 - Thu Sep 08 2011 02:49 PM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: skunkee]
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Originally Posted By: skunkee
darksplash Nightmare used to post this list all the time. I can remember him posting it for years.


Hmm
It is a couple of years since I had the Number One quiz on the site.
Hmm
It is a couple of years since I had the Number One quiz on the site.

(I typed that again because I liked the look of it)
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#652303 - Thu Sep 08 2011 02:55 PM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: darksplash]
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smilee I bet it does sound good to say!
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#652353 - Thu Sep 08 2011 06:23 PM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: skunkee]
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Darksplash, I think this list is posted once every quarter, so it doesn't track movements in and out of the Top 25 that occur in between postings.

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#652355 - Thu Sep 08 2011 06:24 PM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: rossian]
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Originally Posted By: rossian
I think it was Snowman who actually did the work and deserves the praise.


You'd think I'd be able to read.... Must be all those GC rounds at all hours... Thanks, rossian, for seeting me straight, and thanks, Snowman, for posting the list.
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#665865 - Sat Nov 05 2011 02:32 PM Re: Top 25 Rated Quizzes [Re: shuehorn]
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***** November 2011 *****

Top 25 Rated Quizzes

1. Yours Truly, Cassandra By Author: adams627 (Humanities)
2. Historical Stick Figures on Cue Cards By Author: kyleisalive (People)
3. It Wasn't Me! By Author: LadyCaitriona (General)
4. Literary Drop-a-Letter By Author: adams627 (Literature)
5. Vampires of the Enlightenment By Author: stuthehistoryguy (History)
6. Afrikaans to Zulu By Author: pu2-ke-qi-ri (World)
7. Turning Neither Left Nor White By Author: adams627 (Literature)
8. The Top Hits of 1977 By Author: maddogrick16 (Music)
9. Scandalous Art By Author: Arlesienne (Humanities)
10. Dear Athena... By Author: jouen58 (Humanities)
11. Literary Allusions in Literary Titles By Author: FatherSteve (Literature)
12. Dead Parrots Across the Ages By Author: stuthehistoryguy (Entertainment)
13. The Shop Around the Corner By Author: thejazzkickazz (Movies)
14. Ian McEwan's "Saturday" By Author: Snowman (Literature)
15. The Bluest Eye By Author: Pagiedamon (Literature)
16. And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda By Author: stuthehistoryguy (Music)
17. Literary Change-A-Letter By Author: adams627 (Literature)
18."Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Part 2 By Author: skunkee (For Children)
19. The Kite Runner By Author: jmorrow (Movies)
20. Sisters By Author: Gamemaster1967 (Literature)
21. Who's the Baddest? By Author: Pagiedamon (History)
22. Motive for Murder By Author: jouen58 (Literature)
23. Akhenaten, the Heretic Pharaoh By Author: CellarDoor (People)
24. Radiology By Author: adams627 (Brain Teasers)
25. "The Vampire Diaries" - Season 1 By Author: Gamemaster1967 (Television)

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adams627 makes the Top 25 list with five quizzes. Gamemaster1967, stuthehistoryguy, Pagiedamon, and jouen58 also make the Top 25 with more than one quiz.

Congratulations to everyone!


Edited by Snowman (Sat Nov 05 2011 02:32 PM)
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