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#954613 - Sun Dec 09 2012 04:26 PM Guest quizzers
gracious1 Offline
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I noticed on one of my quizzes that about two dozen "Guest" quizzers have taken it today. I don't suppose these Guests affect the count or are permitted to rate quizzes?

Another thing I noticed, several of these were in minutes of each other. It seems really odd that every 2-3 minutes there is a Guest taking the same quiz...
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#954616 - Sun Dec 09 2012 04:52 PM Re: Guest quizzers [Re: gracious1]
reeshy Offline
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Guest plays don't count, but each play by a registered player is counted as 3 to more accurately reflect the total number of players and guests playing.
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#954617 - Sun Dec 09 2012 04:52 PM Re: Guest quizzers [Re: gracious1]
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They can't rate quizzes, but can take them. If you look at the number of plays, divide it by 3, and that is how many FT members (gold AND non-gold) have played it.
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#954621 - Sun Dec 09 2012 05:01 PM Re: Guest quizzers [Re: dg_dave]
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If the quiz is on a somewhat specialized subject, often people interested in the subject will tell each other about it. I've had a couple of my quizzes on specific authors linked to from discussion pages about their books. And one of my Canada-specific quizzes has gotten promotion on various websites on Canada Day. Sometimes, if you have a little luck googling, you can even find out who is talking about the quiz, and introduce yourself - I did that once.

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#954661 - Sun Dec 09 2012 10:09 PM Re: Guest quizzers [Re: gracious1]
bloomsby Offline
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I often find that my quizzes on the Holocaust, in particular, have been played in very rapid succession by anything up to a dozen guests, sometimes even more, and I assume that a student in a group or class has suggested or recommended one or more of those quizzes to others.



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#954735 - Mon Dec 10 2012 10:18 AM Re: Guest quizzers [Re: bloomsby]
salami_swami Offline
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I never pay attention to my guest quiz plays, but since it was mentioned, I took a peek. It seems to me that someone was given homework... To play my "Microscope parts and lenses" quiz. I saw tons of plays yesterday during a short period of time, and then nothing, and then again a ton appeared at the same time again, about 8 hours later. Seems to me a bunch of the class decided to take it before bed, and others procrastinated and did it just before they had to leave. wink Teacher won't be happy; they didn't score well. Haha.
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#954743 - Mon Dec 10 2012 12:23 PM Re: Guest quizzers [Re: salami_swami]
reeshy Offline
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This sounds likely - I've recommended my quizzes on my lecture material to my colleagues and many people enjoyed using them as an alternative source of revision. I even had one of the professors play, and he gave good reviews!
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#954746 - Mon Dec 10 2012 12:36 PM Re: Guest quizzers [Re: reeshy]
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I told my teacher about that quiz when I first wrote it (had just learned about it that week). She didn't seem to care so much, but perhaps she decided to use it after all. I made it FOR HER to use, so... wink
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