Initial Question: Can something be done about people googling to get high scores in the expert game.
Problem example: Games of obscure topics where "smart" players without resource assist are being beaten by players with high time recorded responses getting all the answers correct, suggesting that the time penalty isn't great enough.
Suggested correction: increase the time penalty structure.
My suggestions to counter raising the time penalty structure:
1) Do away with time penalties as they seem to fail at what they were intended to accomplish;
2) Vary the impact of the penalty through the hour(This comes from consideration that fair topic schedule lead time is already given in the Expert game; that some are still googling during the game [for more than one question]; a suggestion to go timed/untimed for the game; consideration for the 'information gathering challenged' of us to play on a level field without penalty).
These are observations of the problem and suggested methods to deal with it. I'm not trying to be illogical. It is called brainstorming and, in a brainstorming session, no idea is discarded until it has been proven to be non-germane to the issue.
Edited by mehaul (Sun Mar 21 2010 04:09 PM)
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