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Offline Comrade Milton

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Think Different Trivia - Inspired by JoshuaR's setup
« on: June 29, 2014, 03:07:59 am »


Quote from: Stole all of this from JoshuaR
I'm going to ask you a bunch of questions. There will be many correct answers for each question. Your job is to tell me a correct answer, but the trick is you want to think of the answer the other guys aren't thinking of. That is, your job is to give me the least popular correct answer for each question. DO NOT GOOGLE SHIT. You may not do any research, searching, interviewing, or use any other sources except the soft matter between your ears. If you happen to incidentally run across information that will help you with an answer, that's fine.
Correct responses will be scored as one point for each person who responded with that answer (including yourself). Incorrect answers will be scored as the sheep score (the most popular correct answer) multiplied by two. Low score wins. Ties will be broken by number of singletons, then by order of entry.


As an added layer of strategy, and/or if you just don't know ANY of the answers for a question, you may choose one question to drop, and you will receive a score of zero for that question. You may only drop one question. Please indicate your drop by typing DROP as your response to the question.


DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWERS IN THE THREAD.


Example:
1. Austria
2. Boobs
3. Roquentin
4. DROP
5. Anal
etc.

Entry deadline is 4PM ET on Saturday July 5th, at which point I will start revealing the answers and scores in the thread on http://cngoons.com. Submit your answers with this form.


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Re: Think Different Trivia - Inspired by JoshuaR's setup
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014, 04:28:51 am »
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Re: Think Different Trivia - Inspired by JoshuaR's setup
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 08:32:21 am »
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Name an NHL team that has won five or more Stanley Cups

What I read: Fuck you, europeans!

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Re: Think Different Trivia - Inspired by JoshuaR's setup
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2014, 10:23:04 am »
Cool. Submitted.

Also what, not going to link my original post? :P

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Re: Think Different Trivia - Inspired by JoshuaR's setup
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2014, 01:38:15 pm »
submitted
I LOVE KIM TAE YEON


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Re: Think Different Trivia - Inspired by JoshuaR's setup
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2014, 02:03:00 pm »
NHL-man, I'm not getting over that. WTF is a stanley cup anyway?? At least have an alt-questions with Champions League-winners instead
« Last Edit: June 29, 2014, 02:04:51 pm by CriminallyStylish »

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Re: Think Different Trivia - Inspired by JoshuaR's setup
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2014, 02:13:10 pm »
Oh, as a side note. I did mine with the only special rule being that DROP = 0 and WRONG = 2*SHEEP because I didn't bother making a ton ton of questions not knowing if it was worth the time not knowing how many people would play.

Other people have other options which add to the strategy and give some room for not knowing answers. Each of them can only be used once. For example,
DROP = 0. (you can choose to make drop worth a different point value)
SHEEP = the SHEEP score, say you might use this on a question where you think the SHEEP will be a small number.
WILD CARD = the number of people who choose WILD CARD for that question. (Basically it's treated like an extra correct answer)
WRONG = whatever you want. I chose SHEEP*2 because I didn't expect many entrants, and it's worked out. If you expect like 50 players, then something more lenient like SHEEP + 5 makes sense.
etc.

You can make bonus questions for single point deductions. Etc.

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Re: Think Different Trivia - Inspired by JoshuaR's setup
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2014, 04:00:41 pm »
NHL-man, I'm not getting over that. WTF is a stanley cup anyway?? At least have an alt-questions with Champions League-winners instead


this was partially revenge on JoshuaR for a baseball question and a Game of Thrones one. the Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy in sports. plus it's surprisingly difficult to find questions with the number of answers desired and that try to get some variety in the categories. if we do this again, i'll go make sure there's a more global feel.


Also what, not going to link my original post? :P


my bad. i was getting punchy around dawn and i figured since you weren't accepting new answers that no one needed to see my awesome first half and then dreadful slide into the middle. :D


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Re: Think Different Trivia - Inspired by JoshuaR's setup
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2014, 04:56:35 pm »
missed JoshuaR's so we'll see how this goes
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Re: Think Different Trivia - Inspired by JoshuaR's setup
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2014, 05:28:44 am »
I'm in.

e: Did you actually know the answers to these?
« Last Edit: June 30, 2014, 05:59:41 am by Valhalla »
              

Spoils of war:


Protip: HAVE A BASTARD BIG WARCHEST

Valhalla,
You have received a warning for having a laff. Please cease these activities and abide by the forum rules otherwise we will take further action.
Regards,
The CNGOONS Team.

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Re: Think Different Trivia - Inspired by JoshuaR's setup
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2014, 06:38:02 pm »
I definitely had to guess on a few, but I think they are good guesses and are probably correct answers. Whether or not they'll sheep, that's another question.

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Re: Think Different Trivia - Inspired by JoshuaR's setup
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2014, 12:38:41 am »
Submitted, I probably got a load of them wrong.

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Re: Think Different Trivia - Inspired by JoshuaR's setup
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2014, 05:23:57 pm »
Eager to see how bad I did.

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Re: Think Different Trivia - Inspired by JoshuaR's setup
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2014, 06:21:50 pm »
Question 1 results!


There are fifteen countries that gained independence after the fall of the USSR. Name one.

(This is a question that had a few possibly correct answers, but that weren't among the fifteen available, blame me for not being specific enough)



Azerbaijan, 2: asawyer and Optimistic
Belarus, 5:Roquentin, ForSparta, Franz, Pyroman, Brooklyn666
Estonia, 1: MrGross
Georgia, 3: DylanCarter, JamesBarnaby, Aesis
Kazakhstan, 3: Bear Retrieval Unit, Valhalla, bucovina[ODN]
Kyrgyzstan, 3: Chaoshawk, abbas, Chaunce
Latvia, 1: Verlion
Moldova, 3: BrianBlessedIsGod[Sparta], JoshuaR, King Brandon
Russia, 1: alyster[TOP]
Tajikistan, 3: Blue, NickTheGreat[VE], Avakael
Ukraine, 3: Baltus, mastabadey, Rotavele
Uzbekistan, 2: Jutopia, Fyston|NpO|
UNUSED: Armenia, Lithuania, Turkmenistan


WRONG:
Criminally_Stylish - Czech Republic
DarkIceDragon - Slovakia
Stagger Lee - South Sudan


SCORES:
1 MrGross
1 Verlion
1 alyster[TOP]
2 asawyer
2 Optimistic
2 Jutopia
2 Fyston|NpO|
3 DylanCarter
3 JamesBarnaby
3 Aesis
3 Bear Retrieval Unit
3 Valhalla
3 bucovina[ODN]
3 BrianBlessedIsGod[Sparta]
3 JoshuaR
3 King Brandon
3 Blue
3 NickTheGreat[VE]
3 Avakael
3 Baltus
3 mastabadey
3 Rotavele
5 Roquentin
5 ForSparta
5 Franz
5 Pyroman
5 Brooklyn666
10 Criminally_Stylish
10 DarkIceDragon
10 Stagger Lee
« Last Edit: July 05, 2014, 09:42:54 pm by Comrade Milton »


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Re: Think Different Trivia - Inspired by JoshuaR's setup
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2014, 06:42:35 pm »
Wow who the hell picks Moldova?
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