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#975328 - Sun Mar 31 2013 06:06 AM New Question Game waiting list
mask100 Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 19 2011
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Loc: Pakistan
I submitted some questions for the new question game and they have been approved by the editors 3 weeks ago. However, they have yet to appear in the new question game yet. I remember it used to be 2 weeks a couple of years ago when an approved question appeared in the new question game. How long does that take to happen nowadays and why the increase in the delay?

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#975336 - Sun Mar 31 2013 07:40 AM Re: New Question Game waiting list [Re: mask100]
guitargoddess Offline
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Registered: Mon Jul 09 2007
Posts: 32242
Loc: Ottawa Ontario Canada         
It's around 6-8 weeks waiting time now. It's just simply due to less people playing the game I think. Questions take longer to get the required number of plays so it takes longer until it needs to pull a new question in.

When the game first started it was run multiple times per day, so it was quite quick getting questions through
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#975403 - Sun Mar 31 2013 03:27 PM Re: New Question Game waiting list [Re: mask100]
gracious1 Offline
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Loc: New York USA
I've noticed it takes about two months.

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#975457 - Mon Apr 01 2013 01:46 AM Re: New Question Game waiting list [Re: mask100]
george48 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 01 2009
Posts: 310
Loc: Ottawa
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Good lord, i've had a couple of questions waiting longer then that!
Until they go into the mix, i will not submit any more.

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#975458 - Mon Apr 01 2013 01:54 AM Re: New Question Game waiting list [Re: mask100]
george48 Offline
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He meekly comes back after noticing that his questions are indeed in the mix, in his defence said defendant was checking every week after he submitted them, to see them still sitting there and got a bit peeved.

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#978028 - Sat Apr 13 2013 11:03 AM Re: New Question Game waiting list [Re: mask100]
mask100 Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 19 2011
Posts: 50
Loc: Pakistan
Can anyone enlighten me as to why the popularity of the New question game is down nowadays? It's a frustratingly long wait for the new questions to get filtered through and kind of discourages you to write further questions until the pending ones have got their run.

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#978030 - Sat Apr 13 2013 11:10 AM Re: New Question Game waiting list [Re: mask100]
kyleisalive Online   FT-cool
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Registered: Mon Mar 07 2005
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Loc: Toronto, Canada, eh!
The game is continually being tweaked to get the ideal times based on how many questions have been submitted and placed into the pot to be played. Of course, the less questions, the more we need to spread out. We do have quite a few questions right now, but ultimately it comes down to Terry checking the rates and needs before anything can go faster/slower.
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#978161 - Sun Apr 14 2013 01:50 AM Re: New Question Game waiting list [Re: mask100]
gracious1 Offline
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Registered: Tue May 01 2012
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I thought the problem wasn't the number of questions submitted but the number of people playing the game -- a number which is dropping.

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#978704 - Tue Apr 16 2013 05:36 PM Re: New Question Game waiting list [Re: mask100]
habitsowner Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 14 2011
Posts: 161
Loc: Arkansas USA
Gee, I like the game and play it almost every day. There are days it likes me better than other days, though...

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#978812 - Wed Apr 17 2013 09:27 AM Re: New Question Game waiting list [Re: mask100]
spanishliz Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 18337
Loc: Ontario Canada
I have both been playing the game more recently, and writing more questions (due to Daily Challenges that want me to do so). Today I was surprised to get three questions that were exactly the same (not duplicates, the same questions) as in yesterday's quiz. I didn't think that was supposed to happen, was it?

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#978815 - Wed Apr 17 2013 09:32 AM Re: New Question Game waiting list [Re: mask100]
guitargoddess Offline
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Registered: Mon Jul 09 2007
Posts: 32242
Loc: Ottawa Ontario Canada         
I didn't think so either, it'll skew the ratings/% correct if the same question is seen multiple times by the same player. I've never had that happen
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#978816 - Wed Apr 17 2013 09:36 AM Re: New Question Game waiting list [Re: mask100]
spanishliz Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
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Loc: Ontario Canada
Nor had I until today. It will skew everything, methinks, as well as holding up the queue for other questions that have been waiting so long.

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