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Mar 27th, 2011 at 04:12 GMT
Fun- I figured out how to do everything, but you should probably accept "heads" and "tails" for sides of a coin as well as "obverse" and "reverse."
Mar 27th, 2011 at 04:16 GMT
@giveupyet Hah, I didn't even think of that. I'm adding it right now!
Mar 27th, 2011 at 04:20 GMT
I think I spotted a stray apostrophe in "ivy leagues" in there.
Mar 27th, 2011 at 04:23 GMT
I was going to say the same thing. Also, I have no idea what the hell is going on here, but I'm pretty sure that I like it, except that I also have no idea what a bunch of the clues were talking about (e.g. "The Night of the Hunter").
Mar 27th, 2011 at 04:23 GMT
Oh, and you might consider allowing "parallels" and "meridians" for the map lines one.
This is a fiendishly clever quiz design, by the way!
Mar 27th, 2011 at 04:31 GMT
@Q_Pheevr: Thanks for spotting that. It is now fixed and I added those alternates. Please, everyone, this is a giant experiment that I worked on since last year, so there are clearly going to be mistakes, and also alternates I didn't think of. Also, let me know if you hate any of the answer pairs, but make sure you think of a good one to replace it. :)
Mar 27th, 2011 at 04:41 GMT
Holy heck this was awesome. Am I missing something, or should typing "Statler" trigger a clue?
Mar 27th, 2011 at 04:45 GMT
@Hejman Thanks for pointing out that my spelling of it as Stadtler my whole life has been wrong. Fixed.
Mar 27th, 2011 at 05:49 GMT
Can you accept "anticlockwise" as well?
Mar 27th, 2011 at 06:47 GMT
Kicking222: you totally know the tattoos from "Night of the Hunter"; you just don't know that that's the movie they're from. Put "Night of the Hunter" into Google Image Search and you'll say "Oh, *that* one."
This was indeed an extremely clever quiz. I kept finding myself skimming columns for clues that I'd somehow managed to overlook; and add to that the frustration of getting part of a final question that I'd already answered. (Best guess: getting the answer to one of them from just "of Liz".)
Mar 27th, 2011 at 07:23 GMT
Proudest moment was probably getting one from "what size" ... "with a V", considering I don't even go there. I have no idea what just happened either but it was brilliant. It just drove me mad to start with that I seemed to be on 0/25 after about 30 answers, but then again that made me keep going and going. Rating this 5 and having a lie down.
Mar 27th, 2011 at 07:59 GMT
Mar 27th, 2011 at 10:22 GMT
Due to my large gaps, a lot of this was very difficult. Especially Which element is represented by Michael Jackson
Mar 27th, 2011 at 13:35 GMT
No. I failed on this one. Not one answer down. But whatever this is supposed to mean, it's great!
Mar 27th, 2011 at 14:45 GMT
I couldn't figure out who you wanted for longest reigning king, but great quiz!
Mar 27th, 2011 at 15:31 GMT
One minor issue....If you try to spell the first Darrins last name as Sergant, it gives you a spanush verb. Fantastic quiz, great job, even if it did take me a while to catch on.
Mar 27th, 2011 at 15:42 GMT
@LoveShack – Wouldn't that be platinum?
Mar 27th, 2011 at 16:14 GMT
@cocky Well, I'm not sure what to do about that. Sergant isn't a word or last name of anyone I can find who is famous. By the same token, if someone thinks that North Korea is half of Hispaniola, they'll get credit for the "North" magnet pole. Also, if your cat walks across the keyboard while you're taking the quiz, you might get a bonus too.
Mar 27th, 2011 at 16:19 GMT
Just forced my cat to walk across the keyboard while taking the quiz. Sadly, no bonus for me. The cat didn't seem to pleased either.
Mar 27th, 2011 at 16:20 GMT
I understand, I wasn't meaning that as a criticism or suggesting you change anything, just a comment. This is one of the best games I've seen here.
Mar 27th, 2011 at 16:50 GMT
I dont get it
Mar 27th, 2011 at 17:02 GMT
how can i see the completed thing (including things i didnt' get)?
Mar 27th, 2011 at 17:52 GMT
Forrest Gump and Hate don't work for me.
Mar 27th, 2011 at 17:52 GMT
This is a really good quiz. Hard and frustarting though lol. 5 globes
Mar 27th, 2011 at 19:23 GMT
@beatrixkiddo I really wish there were, but the quiz currently uses all 200 possible answer blanks to make this quiz work. I didn't want the answers to display as you typed them in because then they'd end up interspersed in the questions themselves and then everyone would have been very very confused. This was the best I could do with the limits of the 200 answers and the way the sporcle quizmaking program works.
Mar 27th, 2011 at 19:31 GMT
@sproutcm: can you complete your own quiz?
Mar 27th, 2011 at 20:28 GMT
@lucyzoe: Can sproutcm make a quiz so hard that even he can’t complete it?
Mar 27th, 2011 at 20:46 GMT
@sproutcm: Marvellous quiz! A few suggestions for alternatives: "ebb/flow", "ebb/flood", "spring/neap" for the tidal extremes; "atria" as well as "atriums" since the clue is plural. Also, what is the other "pitch call" besides "strike"? Have googled for several minutes and can’t find a definition of "pitch calls".
Mar 27th, 2011 at 20:47 GMT
@SproutCM: !!!!!, just !!!!!
Maybe to get the answers to display along with the clues, you could use the <sub> tag before displaying the answer.
Mar 27th, 2011 at 20:50 GMT
and then...what? The title is incomplete
Mar 27th, 2011 at 21:16 GMT
@Pit_trout Haha, now I have this whole like Chuck Norris thing in my head: "Can Chuck Norris make a quiz so hard he cannot solve it?"
I do have ebb tide as a synonym for low tide. However, flow tide doesn't seem to be in any references I have. Also, neap and spring tide are not extremes, they are kind of in the middle, which is why I didn't include them. I'm adding atria now as well. The two designations for a pitch by the catcher are strikes and balls.
@rockgolf I don't really want the answers to show up. I want everyone to feel like Mickey did when taking the quiz; maybe in the sequel to this I'll show answers, but that kinda makes it a different quiz.
Mar 27th, 2011 at 22:08 GMT
great quiz! Any way you can color the second tier clues differently from the third tier questions?
Mar 27th, 2011 at 22:09 GMT
you should probably write US national holiday instead of just national holiday
Mar 27th, 2011 at 22:31 GMT
Brilliant quiz. Re national holiday: "The" national holiday was a tad confusing, as Veterans' Day is also in November, although it can fall on any day of the week. So "November 11" should be a valid answer as the question is currently phrased. Perhaps reword as "the second [US] national holiday in November...? Agree w/ jcpout re a different color for the second set of clues.
Mar 27th, 2011 at 23:29 GMT
Brilliant! This was SO fun! And I speak as someone who tried Election Day and Veterans Day,and forgot that 'other' holiday in November. Five globes and nominated.
Mar 27th, 2011 at 23:38 GMT
This is incredible. Here's a first for me: I give it a 6/5!
Mar 27th, 2011 at 23:56 GMT
BTW, what font did you use for the final answers?
Mar 28th, 2011 at 00:06 GMT
@Above Yes, I reworded the question to specify the US. But November 11th isn't a day of the week, that's a date, so I think the question is ok in that regard. Sadly, you get one color pick. that's all.
@WCRoentgen Actually, almost all of those aren't a font, per se, but extended Latin unicode characters. I needed them to look like letters but not be things people could accidentally get credit for typing in single letters. Thanks for all the support and good words everyone.
Mar 28th, 2011 at 00:59 GMT
Insane, frustrating, brilliant quiz.
Mar 28th, 2011 at 02:10 GMT
I was really confused for the first minute or so, but this is an awesome format. I also encountered the same issue as cocky; if you don't remember how Sargent is spelled and try to spell it like the word 'sergeant' you get the answer for 'ser.'
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