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#962547 - Wed Jan 23 2013 03:52 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: WesleyCrusher]
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Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
Actually I did misremember it - the challenge that was changed to non-retroactive wasn't the PoC one but an Epic (whose first winner had met the requirements before the buy and thus had a rather non-epic Epic: "You win".)

Another reason for this one to be non-retro comes to mind however in that a retro scoring could never be 100% exact: The challenge asks for a score of X seconds or better with X being an integer. However, if you had a game on the cusp, this would not be able to be determined retroactively. If your target is 18.0 seconds, a past 982 game could be a hit or a miss (With 17.51 to 18.00 it's a hit, but with 18.01 to 18.50 it would be a failed one).

Since it would be rather weird to have this one score backwards if you played 17.5 or better, but not if you were between 17.51 and 18.0 (it would not know whether your score was good since only points are stored beyond the current and last hour), I guess it's more consistent to always do it "forward only". I agree however that the challenge should indicate it.


This is from a couple of pages back. Terry has also confirmed, about three posts later, that the timings are not saved accurately enough for it to be retrospective.

Edit - to add that Wes responded while I was copying this over.


Edited by rossian (Wed Jan 23 2013 03:53 AM)
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#962549 - Wed Jan 23 2013 04:20 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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I just reported a hiccup in the third level of the Daily Challenge for today - but my entry has also got the hiccups and disappeared altogether.

Onwards and upwards.

The wording said "Play the Easy Game and score 10/10 within 24.0 seconds".

I did that and won the previous hour's game with a time of approximately 19 seconds, but it's saying "This is incomplete".

Is there a problem with the wording of what we had to do OR perhaps with the game registering that the terms had been met?

Over to you, Terry smile

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#962550 - Wed Jan 23 2013 04:21 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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Oh [censored] - I was looking at the wrong page.

I don't know, Wesley, but I'll keep playing anyhow as I'm after a monthly badge for that game.

Thaank you smile

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#962551 - Wed Jan 23 2013 04:22 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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(Lol, that was just a typical Australian descriptive word, sorry)

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#962588 - Wed Jan 23 2013 05:59 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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Wesley, do you think the FAQ should be updated to add that the easy hourly game (POC) is an exception to the system accepting scores from games and quizzes played before accessing the challenge? The issue seems to come up repeatedly in the forums.

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#962610 - Wed Jan 23 2013 08:24 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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Might as well do so... entered.
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#962653 - Wed Jan 23 2013 11:16 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: WesleyCrusher]
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Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
Creedy, did you play that one before getting the challenge? This is one of the few games that does not work retroactively (because the storage of past plays is not accurate enough to determine sub-second differences)


Time for me to clarify that challenge text.

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#962722 - Wed Jan 23 2013 04:39 PM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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#962777 - Thu Jan 24 2013 02:02 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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Here's my Difficult challenge today:
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Ready to take a tour of our categories? Score at least 10 questions correct in any quiz in 16 different categories (Animals, Brain Teasers, Geography, etc). You may replay quizzes not taken in the past 30 days.

Does this mean I need to get 10 questions correct in one quiz per category? Or does this mean I can accumulate a total of 10 questions per category?

I ask because, seriously, if it is the former, this seems unrealistic!


Edited by gracious1 (Thu Jan 24 2013 02:03 AM)

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#962779 - Thu Jan 24 2013 02:09 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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10 per quiz. But who says they all have to be 10-question quizzes?
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#962784 - Thu Jan 24 2013 03:00 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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It is, after all, a Difficult Challenge. I recommend looking for 15-question (or even more) quizzes rated easy - there are a lot of them running around. These challenges really force players to explore what is available here in the more-than-100,000 quizzes currently online.
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#962869 - Thu Jan 24 2013 11:12 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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I got my little green tick


Better see a physician. Some ticks are known to transmit seriousness... or was that serious something else? Only your tick knows for sure.
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#962971 - Thu Jan 24 2013 06:22 PM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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Just curious, not sure if this has been covered... for the challenges that give you a list of quizzes and say "Play 8 of these quizzes scoring at least 5 correct" or whatever, is there some kind of 'goodness' threshold in selecting the listed quizzes? I think I've seen Terry explain before that it selects ones that have been played a great number of times therefore being pretty popular, but does the rank have anything to do with it? I got one today in a challenge that was seriously a bad quiz. There was no interesting info whatsoever and had several errors in it.
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#963638 - Sun Jan 27 2013 12:43 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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I've got a little problem.
For my challenge today, I'm asked (again) to add 2 more questions to the question pool (which I usually don't mind).
This is the second time this week, and I still had another 2 waiting to be checked (all of these questions were added due to the daily challenges), so I now have 4 questions waiting to be checked and it won't let me add another 2, hence I'm unable to complete the challenge if not at least one of the waiting questions either gets approved or declined.
Please help!

(I've already added 1 new question this morning, so there are now 5 questions waiting to be checked, and it won't let me add my 2nd question to complete the challenge.)




Edited by froggyx (Sun Jan 27 2013 07:41 AM)

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#963661 - Sun Jan 27 2013 06:00 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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It's fine now, no worries thanks to gtho4 X

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#963662 - Sun Jan 27 2013 06:05 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: froggyx]
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Originally Posted By: froggyx
It's fine now, no worries thanks to gtho4 X


I wouldn't say that it's fine - even if you can now complete the challenge, that situation can't be that unlikely and it will still be a problem.

If Terry can code it so that you won't get the challenge if you have 3+ questions in the queue, that would be great. If he can't, maybe the challenge should be removed altogether.


Edited by AdamM7 (Sun Jan 27 2013 06:05 AM)
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#963675 - Sun Jan 27 2013 07:40 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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Yes, that'd actually be a good idea Adam.
I think usually you wouldn't get this challenge twice in 1 week, but I swapped one of my challenges this week, and I received the 'add 2 new questions' instead (and also had the same challenge last week).

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#963684 - Sun Jan 27 2013 10:02 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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The alternative would of course be to let you submit past the 5 limit while you have an unsolved copy of the challenge.
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#963743 - Sun Jan 27 2013 01:24 PM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: WesleyCrusher]
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Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
The alternative would of course be to let you submit past the 5 limit while you have an unsolved copy of the challenge.


This seems the best solution for me. I like having that Daily Challenge as an impetus to work on Single Questions. smile
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#963811 - Sun Jan 27 2013 05:27 PM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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My difficult challenge today is "Twin" but at 11.30pm here with me about to go to bed I still have no twin assigned so it is impossible for me to complete this challenge.

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#963827 - Sun Jan 27 2013 06:46 PM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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If you don't get assigned a partner, then according to the FAQ, you automatically win the challenge.


Edited by Buddy1 (Sun Jan 27 2013 06:47 PM)

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#963843 - Sun Jan 27 2013 09:08 PM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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Question: is there a point during the day where the twin and nemesis challenges are no longer assigned? I can imagine it being hard to do either if you end up buying the challenge too late...

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#963870 - Mon Jan 28 2013 12:51 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: reeshy]
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Originally Posted By: reeshy
Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
The alternative would of course be to let you submit past the 5 limit while you have an unsolved copy of the challenge.


This seems the best solution for me. I like having that Daily Challenge as an impetus to work on Single Questions. smile


I agree reeshy, I really like that challenge too, so I'd love Wes' solution.

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#964352 - Wed Jan 30 2013 02:46 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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When a challenge requires that you play quizzes in different subcategories, does it check recursively, so that once you play a certain subcategory all of its subdirectories are disqualified?

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#964354 - Wed Jan 30 2013 03:20 AM Re: Daily Challenge Bugs & Questions [Re: Terry]
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Everything within a subcategory counts as part of the subcategory, even if it is further sorted at a deeper level. Just as any quiz in any subcategory of a main category counts as being part of that category.
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