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#233365 - Wed Jun 30 2004 05:00 AM Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
Kuu Offline
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Several people have offered to be a quizmaster for Trivia Rounds so I would like to use this thread to work out the June Roster.

I will take the 1st of June (Thursday) game and every Thursday game after that. I will also take one other weekday unless we get a lot of volunteers.

You will have to think of five questions and also have about an hour free the next day for checking the answers.

Because of our different time zones some games might end up overlapping, aew round can start before the previous round is finished. This isn't too much of a concern so long as you stick to your nominated day. It would probably be best if Australians quizmasters could post in the late afternoons or evenings as there are 15 hours ahead of Americans.

One member did suggest that we hold games every two days so that it is fairer for members that can't come to Fintrivia every day. However, as now as quizmasters will be missing being a contestant in some games I think that should even things out a bit more.

So if you want to be a quizmaster just nominate a first choice of a day (and a second choice if you want to).

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#233366 - Wed Jun 30 2004 05:29 AM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
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I will do one again this coming Saturday. But I can't commit further than that. If that helps at all... .
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#233367 - Wed Jun 30 2004 06:42 AM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
izzi Offline
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Pssst...I think you mean July, Kuu.

>>>One member did suggest that we hold games every two days so that it is fairer for members that can't come to Funtrivia every day.<<<

What about giving contestants 48hrs to enter their answers? That would make it fairer for the players and would give the quizmasters a little extra time to research answers too.

>>>However, as now as quizmasters will be missing being a contestant in some games I think that should even things out a bit more.<<<

I think that most of us have already said that the scores really aren't that important. It's just a bit of fun after all.








Edited by izzi (Tue Aug 03 2004 11:40 AM)
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#233368 - Wed Jun 30 2004 07:09 AM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
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I'm flexible about which day I take, but how about I nominate Monday and/or Wednesday for myself? Does that suit with others?

If we have a different person 'hosting' the game each day it should still be possible to allow 48hrs response time. That would mean that on any one day there would be possibly two sets of game questions open - the current days and the previous days (where time zones overlap). I don't see any reason not to have it that way?

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#233369 - Wed Jun 30 2004 08:25 AM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
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Another alternative is as suggested in the original thread. Members could volunteer to host the game for a complete week just occasionally. That way no one would be tied to a commitment for the same day every week.

Five sets of 5 questions per game could be entered on a Monday and the answers to all would have to be in by the following Friday (let's say, for example, midnight FT time) giving the whole weekend to collate all the answers. If players prefer to send answers on a daily basis they still could, but others would be given the extra time they need.

I'm not sure exactly how you intend to work out the final scores for all the separate games Kuu, but the advantage of this method would be that only one person would be working out the final weekly winner of each round. No quiz host would be dependant on another for the scores of the previous days before a final tally could be made.

Just a thought.
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#233370 - Wed Jun 30 2004 09:27 AM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
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I'm retired, so any day suits me. Am online starting about this time every day, so how about I put my hand up for Sundays?

Izzi, I'm not sure I follow your suggestion. Leaves me a bit confused.

Having a 48 hour turn around sounds good, though, with two sets of 'live' questions, and ample time for each quiz master to research/verify/collate scores.

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#233371 - Wed Jun 30 2004 12:19 PM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
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Looks like most of the days have been taken now, but I'd be happy to stand in when people are unavailable for any reason. Any day of the week would be fine, though Saturdays and Sundays would be preferable.

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#233372 - Wed Jun 30 2004 01:50 PM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
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Any days suit me except next weekend 11 - 12 July!
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#233373 - Wed Jun 30 2004 05:19 PM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
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I have worked out a roster for the first 10 days. If anyone qants to take one of the my days I would be grateful.

Thursday 1st - Kuu
Friday 2nd - Lothruin
Saturday 3rd - Gatsby722
Sunday 4th - spanishliz
Monday 5th - Santana2002
Tuesday 6th - Kuu
wednesday 7th - Kuu
Thursday 8th - JaneMarple
Friday 9th - Kuu
Saturday 10th helen295

The top scorer/s of each round will receive a point each. The person with the most points at the end of the month is the monthly winner. I will post a running total of points at the end of each week.

The reason I thought that we would do it this way instead of having one person running it each week is that it is hard to come up with 25 questions at once and also not everyone is free each day of the week.




Edited by Kuu (Wed Jun 30 2004 09:03 PM)

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#233374 - Wed Jun 30 2004 08:53 PM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
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Kuu, I can take tomorrow or next Friday. (I MIGHT be able to do Wednesday, if you prefer.)
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#233375 - Wed Jun 30 2004 09:02 PM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
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You can have tomorrow Friday as it will give me a couple of days to look for new questions as my list is getting a little low.

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#233376 - Thu Jul 01 2004 02:01 AM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
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Next Thursday is fine...I might have to put on the questions last thing on Wednesday night English time though
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#233377 - Thu Jul 01 2004 07:01 AM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
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Being in the US, would the best time for me to post my questions be tonight around midnight my time (just before I go to bed)? That way it'll be early morning in Europe when the go online?
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#233378 - Thu Jul 01 2004 08:30 AM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
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I could do a second one on Tuesday if you like. That would mean posting them at the same time as I posted Sunday's results, on the 48 hour turnaround, which would work for me. I have enough questions 'in the bank' to do a couple of rounds for the next few weeks anyway.

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#233379 - Thu Jul 01 2004 09:13 AM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
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I'm planning to post Thursday's questions around eleven pm English time on Wednesday night. I don't know what time that makes it in America etc
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#233380 - Thu Jul 01 2004 10:26 AM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
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I'm available any day you need me, just sign me up and tell me when I'm doing it!
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#233381 - Thu Jul 01 2004 02:57 PM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
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11pm English time would be about 5:00pm my time, which is right now, and I can't post them now. If I posted them around midnight, it'd be 6:00am there. I can post them sooner than that, though. I'll get them up sometime between now and then.
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#233382 - Thu Jul 01 2004 05:26 PM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
Kuu Offline
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You can post them anytime on your day it doesn't really matter so long as you give the Round Number. People have two days to answer so it doesn't really matter if a couple of rounds are closer than a day.

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#233383 - Thu Jul 01 2004 05:35 PM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
Kuu Offline
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The roster now stand as

Quote:

Thursday 1st - Kuu
Friday 2nd - Lothruin
Saturday 3rd - Gatsby722
Sunday 4th - spanishliz
Monday 5th - Santana2002
Tuesday 6th - spanishliz
wednesday 7th - Kuu
Thursday 8th - JaneMarple
Friday 9th - theoryman14
Saturday 10th helen295




This is good because now I will have time to work on a Mystery Photos Game which I plan to run once a week.



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#233384 - Tue Jul 06 2004 11:23 PM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
Kuu Offline
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I am mow organising the Roster for the ten days from Sunday 11th to Tuesday 20th.

Some people have Pmed the days they want but I find it easier to organise it in this thread if that is OK.

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#233385 - Wed Jul 07 2004 01:25 AM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
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I'm sorry, but I'm away from 11 - 18 July. But I can do 19 or 20 if that helps!
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#233386 - Wed Jul 07 2004 08:41 AM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
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I can continue to do Sundays and Tuesdays if you like. I have enough questions jotted down for another four rounds (plus ), and those days suit me well enough.

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#233387 - Thu Jul 08 2004 07:46 AM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
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PM sent to you about this Kuu

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#233388 - Thu Jul 08 2004 09:07 AM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
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I'm on board. But more importantly, I just am hoping that someone remembers my birthday (gatsby "722". Get it?). . But I have a list ready for whenever the need comes. Just let me know.
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#233389 - Thu Jul 08 2004 02:04 PM Re: Quizmaster Roster for Trivia Rounds
Kuu Offline
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We have commitments from spanishliz to host the game on Sunday and Tuesdays, Santana2002/Elfwinkle will share Mondays, and I will commit to Wednesdays (and Fridays if no-one else wants it)

That leaves Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays open.

The roster so far

Sun 11 spanishliz
Mon 12 elfwinkle
Tues 13 spanishliz
Wed 14 Theoryman14
Thurs 15 gatsby722
Fri 16 Kuu
Sat 17 helen295
Sun 18 spanishliz
Mon 19 Santana2002
Tues 20 spanishliz
wed 21 Kuu
Thur 22 JaneMarple
Fri 23 helen295

JaneMarple if Thur 22 doesn't suit you let me know. You might prefer Wed 21.



Edited by Kuu (Fri Jul 09 2004 06:36 AM)

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