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#826523 - Tue Sep 25 2012 04:07 AM Instaquiz
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Where are the Instaquizzes? Are they still around somewhere?
It is very possible that I can't see for looking, but I can't find them anywhere confused
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#826524 - Tue Sep 25 2012 04:20 AM Re: Instaquiz [Re: Rowena8482]
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The Instaquiz and Instaquiz scores are listed at the bottom of the "Games" drop-down menu.

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#826525 - Tue Sep 25 2012 04:21 AM Re: Instaquiz [Re: Picard25]
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#826534 - Tue Sep 25 2012 05:10 AM Re: Instaquiz [Re: Picard25]
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Originally Posted By: Picard25
The Instaquiz and Instaquiz scores are listed at the bottom of the "Games" drop-down menu.


That dropdown menu is very long, and the last four or five items don't show up on my screen - you have to manoeuvre a bit to get there. Maybe one of the reasons I rarely play them, and only use them to try and adjust my points total to a precise target.
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#826536 - Tue Sep 25 2012 05:35 AM Re: Instaquiz [Re: looney_tunes]
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Aha! I never use that particular drop down so it never occurred to me to look there. Thanks all.
There did used to be a link direct from the home page once upon a time didn't there? Or am I going mad?
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#826543 - Tue Sep 25 2012 06:21 AM Re: Instaquiz [Re: Rowena8482]
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Originally Posted By: Rowena8482
Aha! I never use that particular drop down so it never occurred to me to look there. Thanks all.
There did used to be a link direct from the home page once upon a time didn't there? Or am I going mad?


You are correct that there used to be a link directly from the home page.
{As to whether you are going mad... I don't have the necessary psychiatric qualifications to answer that crazy}
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#826558 - Tue Sep 25 2012 08:34 AM Re: Instaquiz [Re: Rowena8482]
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Originally Posted By: Rowena8482

Or am I going mad?


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#826560 - Tue Sep 25 2012 09:04 AM Re: Instaquiz [Re: CmdrK]
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Instaquizzes are on the extinction list and will likely end sometime soon. The game is simply too old and buggy to keep running.

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#826563 - Tue Sep 25 2012 09:21 AM Re: Instaquiz [Re: Terry]
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NOooooo I haven't got the 6789 and whatever the other score precision badgelet is yet!
Will there be some other way to tweak one's score to an exact figure?
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#826565 - Tue Sep 25 2012 09:34 AM Re: Instaquiz [Re: Rowena8482]
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Row, there are enough ways already. You just have to apply them in the correct order smile
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#826608 - Tue Sep 25 2012 11:10 AM Re: Instaquiz [Re: WesleyCrusher]
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And as a reminder mentioned in threads before, if you experience unscrollable drop downs that are dropped below the bottom of your screen, set the zoom factor on your browser to a level below 100% momentarily. This brings those things into view. Then you can reset the zoom to 100%.
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#826615 - Tue Sep 25 2012 12:02 PM Re: Instaquiz [Re: mehaul]
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Originally Posted By: Rowena8482
NOooooo I haven't got the 6789 and whatever the other score precision badgelet is yet!
Will there be some other way to tweak one's score to an exact figure?


Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
Row, there are enough ways already. You just have to apply them in the correct order


I'm with Rowena on this one. If I spent a lot of time thinking about it, I could probably plan how to hit the given target, but I couldn't have gotten either badgelet without the Instaquiz. Getting rid of it won't bother me, but it would be nice to have some way of increasing your score by tiny increments.

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#826629 - Tue Sep 25 2012 12:16 PM Re: Instaquiz [Re: abechstein]
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Rowena, it seems you'll have to hurry.

Don't forget the Three Keys if you don't already have it.
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#826638 - Tue Sep 25 2012 12:50 PM Re: Instaquiz [Re: JanIQ]
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Using the instaquizzes to get the final points isn't even the optimum strategy for the precision badges.

Here's a hint: Deal with the last digit first, way before worrying about the others.
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#826679 - Tue Sep 25 2012 02:44 PM Re: Instaquiz [Re: WesleyCrusher]
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No no, I'm with Row... to get precise points, I like to get close, then use the insta-quizzes to whittle my way down to what I need.

It's easier that way than to work on the last digit first. :P
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#826694 - Tue Sep 25 2012 03:12 PM Re: Instaquiz [Re: salami_swami]
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I forgot about that one Jan! That just makes my wail of Noooooo even more desperate laugh
I have no idea how to even think about "fiddling" my score so precisely without the instaquiz. That itself has given me so much trouble I've never managed it successfully (as shown by my lack of the badgelets!) let alone figuring out some other way to do it...
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#826793 - Tue Sep 25 2012 10:19 PM Re: Instaquiz [Re: WesleyCrusher]
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Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
Using the instaquizzes to get the final points isn't even the optimum strategy for the precision badges.

Here's a hint: Deal with the last digit first, way before worrying about the others.


This is how I did it, for both of them. I got the last number with hourlies and such (a bit of luck, but mostly planning when I got about half way), and then got the big points.
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#826800 - Tue Sep 25 2012 11:01 PM Re: Instaquiz [Re: kaddarsgirl]
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So that means another badge that future players can no longer achieve, the Just A Minute Badge? I guess I'll have to get lucky soon then. Also that means the Country badge is out too, I suppose? I know there are always new badges being added which is great, but it's kind of downer that those badges will no longer be able to be won simply because a game is being retired.
I've played the Instaquiz many times to try for those badges & also to tweak points (it was very helpful getting my Three Keys badge) & I've never encountered any bugs or problems. Just wondering if was possible to reconsider or put it to a vote a least.

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#826818 - Wed Sep 26 2012 02:48 AM Re: Instaquiz [Re: nitram67]
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Personally, I found the "Quick Quiz" much more useful than the "Instaquiz" for that final "tweaking" for the precision and "3 Keys" badges. The ability to answer one question at a time was crucial! But of course everyone has their own system that works for them.
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#827199 - Thu Sep 27 2012 05:42 AM Re: Instaquiz [Re: stedman]
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Oh no I'll be gutted if/when the Instaquiz goes.

The point precision badges are in my sights but I've had bigger fish to fry so far.

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#827515 - Thu Sep 27 2012 10:37 PM Re: Instaquiz [Re: collybird]
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Please don't take the Instaquiz away!

I only recently rediscovered it. I thought it was buggy, but then I realized the problem was with my configuration (I have a custombizable script-blocker and flash-blocker).

I also had to figure out that you have to double-click to get an answer through! (Silly me.)

They are really fun, and much more enjoyable than the Quick Quizzes becasue the questions repeat WAY too much.

BTW, so does the Monster Quiz, which claims not to. frown


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#827702 - Fri Sep 28 2012 11:31 AM Re: Instaquiz [Re: gracious1]
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Originally Posted By: gracious1
BTW, so does the Monster Quiz, which claims not to. frown


Really, maybe you are further in the Monster than I am, but I haven't noticed repeat questions. Sometimes there are questions that are similar, but not exactly the same, as far as I've found. Have others come across repeats in the Monster?

Sue


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#827752 - Fri Sep 28 2012 03:04 PM Re: Instaquiz [Re: shuehorn]
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My belief was that each question has a record number assigned to it in the dataBase and that the Quizbot that assembles the monster quiz has built in commands not to repeat numbers. As Sue said, many questions from different authors come out almost exactly the same (but the I/I should be different).

(That'll be $20, Sue. Same payment method as the other times of backing you up?)
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#827758 - Fri Sep 28 2012 04:15 PM Re: Instaquiz [Re: mehaul]
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Maybe gracious1 means that the questions in the Monster Quiz have been seen elsewhere on the site. I don't know that I've had a question come up again in that particular quiz, although I'd be hard pushed to remember, but I have seen many of the questions previously.
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#827771 - Fri Sep 28 2012 04:52 PM Re: Instaquiz [Re: rossian]
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Oh, maybe you are right. Maybe I have seen the questions in another game. That would explain the deja vu. I thought I read in another thread, though, that Terry had pared down the Monster question database a lot (but now I cannot find this thread). But, as you say, the questions could have appeared in other games.

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