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#956017 - Mon Dec 17 2012 10:44 PM Question queue
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I have a couple of questions that have been sitting in Question Quest queue for a long time. One of them I believe I submitted before Thanksgiving. I was wondering if there is a reason. Other questions submitted since then have gone through and have been approved for play.
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#956018 - Mon Dec 17 2012 10:47 PM Re: Question queue [Re: gracious1]
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I was wondering if there is a reason.


Different question queues, like the regular queues, have different editors. If there's a long wait in some categories, it is likely that the editors in them are busy at the moment.
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#956020 - Mon Dec 17 2012 10:47 PM Re: Question queue [Re: gracious1]
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Which category?
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#956023 - Mon Dec 17 2012 10:53 PM Re: Question queue [Re: ozzz2002]
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I imagine that queues are busier during the holidays... Editors take breaks too. Perhaps that is why your questions are still pending. smile
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#956026 - Mon Dec 17 2012 11:33 PM Re: Question queue [Re: salami_swami]
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Is there an increase in the length of the queues due to submissions to satisfy Daily Challenges? That would also account for longer wait times.
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#956030 - Mon Dec 17 2012 11:46 PM Re: Question queue [Re: mehaul]
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Originally Posted By: mehaul
Is there an increase in the length of the queues due to submissions to satisfy Daily Challenges? That would also account for longer wait times.


A slight increase, but nothing extraordinary. It is more that Editors are human, too, and we are getting ready for Christmas!
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#956044 - Tue Dec 18 2012 12:37 AM Re: Question queue [Re: ozzz2002]
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One is either General or World, and one is Humanities.

I'm not complaining so much as expressing concern that there is a serious problem with my questions. I don't believe I have been marked as a 'problem' writer but I could be wrong. :-P


Edited by gracious1 (Tue Dec 18 2012 05:22 AM)
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#956050 - Tue Dec 18 2012 01:36 AM Re: Question queue [Re: gracious1]
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Don't worry... I've got a couple in the World category that have been pending for over a week and Christmas is coming!

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#956052 - Tue Dec 18 2012 02:26 AM Re: Question queue [Re: sisterseagull]
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I can only see this being a problem if you already have 5 waiting in a queue and you get a challenge to submit a question.
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#956055 - Tue Dec 18 2012 03:34 AM Re: Question queue [Re: pmarney]
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I don't believe I have marked as a 'problem' writer but I could be wrong. :-P


In the case of single questions, this would really only affect you if you were banned from authoring.


In the meantime, if you are spending a long time waiting and you want to submit more, you may consider writing them in a Word document and saving them for submission at a later time.
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#956064 - Tue Dec 18 2012 03:50 AM Re: Question queue [Re: gracious1]
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Originally Posted By: gracious1
One is either General or World, and one is Humanities.

I'm not complaining so much as expressing concern that there is a serious problem with my questions. I don't believe I have marked as a 'problem' writer but I could be wrong. :-P

There is currently nothing waiting in the Humanities single question queue, so if you submitted one there it has been either accepted or sent back for more work.
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#956089 - Tue Dec 18 2012 05:23 AM Re: Question queue [Re: looney_tunes]
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Originally Posted By: looney_tunes
Originally Posted By: gracious1
One is either General or World, and one is Humanities.

I'm not complaining so much as expressing concern that there is a serious problem with my questions. I don't believe I have marked as a 'problem' writer but I could be wrong. :-P

There is currently nothing waiting in the Humanities single question queue, so if you submitted one there it has been either accepted or sent back for more work.


Okay, the one that was in World has been accepted. (Thanks you!) The other one is evidently not in Humanities, even tho' I thought I submitted it there. Perhaps it was moved to another category?


Edited by gracious1 (Tue Dec 18 2012 05:24 AM)
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#956095 - Tue Dec 18 2012 06:33 AM Re: Question queue [Re: gracious1]
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Originally Posted By: gracious1
Okay, the one that was in World has been accepted. (Thanks you!) The other one is evidently not in Humanities, even tho' I thought I submitted it there. Perhaps it was moved to another category?


That often happens. For example, Humanities gets a lot of submissions on foreign language words and phrases. If they're not words that have been "borrowed" into English, or phrases which are in common use in English, then I normally just move them to World instead of rejecting the question and telling the author to resubmit it there.
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#956123 - Tue Dec 18 2012 09:41 AM Re: Question queue [Re: LadyCaitriona]
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Different editor approach that queue in different ways, I think. Personally, I like to do single questions when I haven't time right now for editing quizzes. So my queues tend to be emptied every day, because I usually have five minutes here and there between doing other things, to do one or two questions. Other editors will approach it as more of a project, so wait until they have time to do them all.

Also, being human like everyone else, sometimes we avoid a question that looks tricky for some reason, in the hopes that someone else will get to it first. (Or is that just me?)

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#956137 - Tue Dec 18 2012 11:52 AM Re: Question queue [Re: agony]
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Originally Posted By: agony
Also, being human like everyone else, sometimes we avoid a question that looks tricky for some reason, in the hopes that someone else will get to it first. (Or is that just me?)


No, it's not just you! Tricky, or in an area where I know (or hope) that someone with expertise will step in and look it over.
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#956166 - Tue Dec 18 2012 01:55 PM Re: Question queue [Re: LadyCaitriona]
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Definitely not just you. I do it too. smile

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#956179 - Tue Dec 18 2012 03:16 PM Re: Question queue [Re: spanishliz]
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Mea culpa. Did it just this morning!
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#956411 - Wed Dec 19 2012 08:01 PM Re: Question queue [Re: looney_tunes]
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I had two questions accepted in the "We All Have Questions"
Mini Challenge.

I was wondering where these questions will be used.

Thanks! smile

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#956414 - Wed Dec 19 2012 08:26 PM Re: Question queue [Re: kennell]
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I had a question accepted on the third of November and had the fortune to get it in today's set so about a month and a half seems a good estimate though it can vary based on how many are submitting and playing them.

ETA: I misread 'where' as 'when'. Sorry.


Edited by malik24 (Wed Dec 19 2012 10:33 PM)

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#956420 - Wed Dec 19 2012 10:11 PM Re: Question queue [Re: kennell]
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Originally Posted By: kennell
I had two questions accepted in the "We All Have Questions"
Mini Challenge.

I was wondering where these questions will be used.

Thanks! smile


Your questions will appear first in the New Question Game where they will be scored for difficulty and rated by players in terms of enjoyment. Afterwards it may be used in a number of different games depending on the difficulty level. Easier questions will be used in the Piece of Cake game and more difficult questions could be used in Who's the Smartest?. Questions of average difficulty will be used in the other games. (Sorry to be a big vague, I don't know specifically which games are tied to the single question database. Someone smarter than me can probably answer that.)
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#956434 - Wed Dec 19 2012 11:26 PM Re: Question queue [Re: LadyCaitriona]
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The Daily Game, Mixed Trivia, and the Knockout currently use these questions. I have yet to see one in Who's the Smartest? (ignoring very early on) or Piece of Cake.


Edited by Buddy1 (Wed Dec 19 2012 11:27 PM)

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#956436 - Thu Dec 20 2012 12:56 AM Re: Question queue [Re: Buddy1]
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Originally Posted By: Buddy1
The Daily Game, Mixed Trivia, and the Knockout currently use these questions. I have yet to see one in Who's the Smartest? (ignoring very early on) or Piece of Cake.


What about Obscurity and Gold Madness? Do they use the Question Quest pool or do they draw their questions from quizzes?
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#956442 - Thu Dec 20 2012 01:59 AM Re: Question queue [Re: gracious1]
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Gold Madness is definitely from quizzes - it specifically says that it is from new quizzes. Obscurity could use some of the questions that are much too difficult to meet the target guidelines, but I would be surprised if many questions accepted as single questions had a difficulty rating anywhere near as difficult as the ones selected for that game. Team vs Team also used some of them.
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#956496 - Thu Dec 20 2012 07:56 AM Re: Question queue [Re: looney_tunes]
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I have seen QQs in the Quick Quiz.
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#956546 - Thu Dec 20 2012 03:20 PM Re: Question queue [Re: mehaul]
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Oh I definitely have some questions with difficulty percentage suitable for the Obscure game!

Doesn't Who's the Smartest use the single questions in a mixed game every few hours?
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