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#962486 - Tue Jan 22 2013 07:13 PM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Terry]
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I did despair of making 990, but I managed it (even with my computer hanging for a second -- I got 97 on one question, and had to get a few 100s). Now I'm going to take a breath and work on 23 more... I don't think I've ever done a flash quiz that quickly.

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#962490 - Tue Jan 22 2013 07:21 PM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Terry]
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Am I correct in assuming that the Mixed Quizzes don't count for the 990 mini? Just got 991 and was not granted the mini badge. It didn't mention that mixed quizzes were not eligible in the description.

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#962492 - Tue Jan 22 2013 07:31 PM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Ghosttowner]
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Originally Posted By: Ghosttowner
Am I correct in assuming that the Mixed Quizzes don't count for the 990 mini? Just got 991 and was not granted the mini badge. It didn't mention that mixed quizzes were not eligible in the description.


It could be made a little more clear in the description. I went for exactly 990, but it seems that some have gotten it in fewer than 10 seconds...


Edited by kaddarsgirl (Tue Jan 22 2013 08:27 PM)
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#962493 - Tue Jan 22 2013 07:33 PM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Terry]
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Originally Posted By: Terry
Added badge "Crossword Crusher", for 400 hard-mode completions.


Why should I have to pay 20 bucks to get a badge?

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#962494 - Tue Jan 22 2013 07:47 PM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: WesleyCrusher]
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Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
Originally Posted By: AdamM7
It's a minimum - I scored 991 and got awarded the mini.


Added clarification to challenge text


I can see that people are still tripping on the '990 in 10 question (exactly)' phrasing. It could seem to include both the score and number of questions in the 'exactly'.

May I suggest: Awarded to a player who scores at least 990 points in a 10 question quiz played using our Flash Quiz Game mode.

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#962497 - Tue Jan 22 2013 08:22 PM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Terry]
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I want to nominate RJ (Morpheus) for a special badge right now. I don't know if FT will ever see a 10 in 12 in the hourly mixed game again!
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#962502 - Tue Jan 22 2013 10:01 PM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: ssabreman]
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Originally Posted By: ssabreman
Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
Originally Posted By: AdamM7
It's a minimum - I scored 991 and got awarded the mini.


Added clarification to challenge text


I can see that people are still tripping on the '990 in 10 question (exactly)' phrasing. It could seem to include both the score and number of questions in the 'exactly'.

May I suggest: Awarded to a player who scores at least 990 points in a 10 question quiz played using our Flash Quiz Game mode.


I like it.

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#962503 - Tue Jan 22 2013 10:15 PM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Terry]
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This is kind of cheap, but I finally found a quiz I could score 1000 on. :P

quiz title edited out to make the badgelet not completely irrelevant to play - sorry.


Edited by WesleyCrusher (Wed Jan 23 2013 01:38 AM)

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#962506 - Tue Jan 22 2013 11:02 PM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Terry]
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The phrase "10-question quiz" in the challenge text needs a hyphen, though. smile
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#962509 - Tue Jan 22 2013 11:12 PM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Terry]
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What's exactly the rule for that? It doesn't look like it needs a hyphen, and I normally spell it without a hyphen (although I think I've spelled it both ways).

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#962518 - Wed Jan 23 2013 12:26 AM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Buddy1]
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Anytime you combine an an adjective with a noun to collectively modify another noun, such as numerical phrases like "a ten-page report" or "a one-horse town", you need a hyphen.

It's called compound adjective. The adjective "ten-page" modifies "report". It also applies to phrases like "high-quality quiz" and so forth.

You hyphenate when you combine...
* an adjective with a noun, as in the examples above ("one-horse town" or "middle-class neighborhood")
* an adjective with a participle, as in "tight-lipped man"
* an adverb not ending in -ly with a participle, e.g. "much-needed addition"
* an adverb not ending in -ly with an adjective, e.g. "little-understood rules" (like this one?)

That's according to the Chicago Manual of Style.

HTH grin

P.S. You don't use a hyphen when adverb ends in -ly, e.g. "a highly paid staffperson", which I am sure you all are. wink

I did some edits here.


Edited by gracious1 (Wed Jan 23 2013 12:29 AM)
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#962541 - Wed Jan 23 2013 02:15 AM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Terry]
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I just scored 990 in the Tricky Literature game (Newest Mixed Quizzes) and didn't get my 990 badgelet. Am I being too eager or do those games not count?

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#962542 - Wed Jan 23 2013 02:29 AM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Terry]
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It's okay I got it, I played a real quiz, albeit a Children's quiz smile

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#962548 - Wed Jan 23 2013 04:14 AM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Terry]
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A note on the 990:

Please DO NOT post links to quizzes that can easily be exploited for an extremely high score. There is at least one quiz on the site that makes getting this badgelet mindlessly easy - if that one becomes widely known, it would ruin the challenge.

Terry: I've PMed you a link the quiz in question and an explanation of the exploit. We might consider actually pulling that one entirely.



Edited by WesleyCrusher (Wed Jan 23 2013 04:18 AM)
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#962553 - Wed Jan 23 2013 04:24 AM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Terry]
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I didn't did I?

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#962555 - Wed Jan 23 2013 04:31 AM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Terry]
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I may have actually played that quiz and failed, because my reactions are too slow even if I know exactly what the answer is, and where it is going to appear on my screen. I got a score in the 980s. But for most players it would have been a lay down misere.

edited to remove a typo


Edited by looney_tunes (Wed Jan 23 2013 04:32 AM)
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#962557 - Wed Jan 23 2013 04:33 AM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Terry]
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Bubbatom, no, you did not. There was a player above who managed a perfect 1000 - definitely an admirable feat to be the first to do so, but the truly admirable part of it was finding the quiz on which it was possible. I've edited out the link from that post - the quiz makes it much easier than it should be.
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#962593 - Wed Jan 23 2013 06:24 AM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Terry]
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Last night when I went to bed, I had (I swear) five or six quizzes (I think six) complete in the new Diamond challenge. I just completed another one and the Challenge page says I've only done four. So is there a diamond thief about? Who's stealing my results? It's bad enough having to use that silly quiz mode but then to have half the scores taken away is a bit much!
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#962594 - Wed Jan 23 2013 06:34 AM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Terry]
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I can't reproduce that one. I still have the same number of completions as yesterday (and I have a lot more than just five, so a random stealer of completions should have affected me worse than you).

You can look at your scores of yesterday at http://www.funtrivia.com/myplayscores.cfm - pretty much all "Interactive 10/10" scores should be qualifying. If there's a discrepancy, please paste the appropriate lines into a PM and send it to me so I can check your scores.
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#962597 - Wed Jan 23 2013 06:48 AM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Terry]
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Hmm, they're not in that list either - but I can tell which ones have disappeared, it's QuizBot Mix quizzes from the Home Page which I took to see if they would count. It doesn't matter, I'll try to remember to screenshot that list this evening and will check again tomorrow, assuming I haven't got the badgelet by then...
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#962603 - Wed Jan 23 2013 07:31 AM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Terry]
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Yeah, that explains it. A quizbot result set is deleted as soon as the game expires.
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#962611 - Wed Jan 23 2013 08:38 AM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Terry]
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So the quizbot quizzes can count, but you can't hang about as they'll disappear if you don't complete the challenge that day. I was surprised to find they counted at all - but I finished the challenge before they went walkabout.
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#962623 - Wed Jan 23 2013 10:23 AM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: WesleyCrusher]
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Oops, sorry about posting that link. It didn't occur to me until after I went to bed that I shouldn't have done that.

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#962635 - Wed Jan 23 2013 10:54 AM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: WesleyCrusher]
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Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
A note on the 990:

Please DO NOT post links to quizzes that can easily be exploited for an extremely high score. There is at least one quiz on the site that makes getting this badgelet mindlessly easy - if that one becomes widely known, it would ruin the challenge.

Terry: I've PMed you a link the quiz in question and an explanation of the exploit. We might consider actually pulling that one entirely.


lol! If you're going to just pull that quiz altogether, make sure you check ALL of the author's quizzes, as there are quite a few that follow the same way smile

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#962636 - Wed Jan 23 2013 11:00 AM Re: New round of badge additions! [Re: Terry]
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In fact, that particular author has several quizzes that would be easy to score 1,000 on. :P
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