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TRIVIA NIGHT results and host registration
« on: December 07, 2012, 09:23:45 PM »

It's been hinted at, but I'd love to see people come back into our chat room. There should be at least a few people in there most nights. Click on the "CHAT" text in the menu at the top of the forum, and here's a direct link.

Now that chat is back, we ought to start having TRIVIA NIGHTS again. I think once a week proved to be too much, so let's say once a month. This thread will be used to update results of trivia nights and announce new ones. So watch this space and see when we're ready to start one up!
« Last Edit: February 13, 2013, 11:49:00 PM by Steve »
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Re: Road chat is back! and TRIVIA NIGHTS
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2012, 06:01:08 PM »

We need hosts! I'd like to have a trivia night soon - maybe even this week. I think in the past we've chosen midweek nights, Tues-Thurs, as a time when most of us are around and online. The format in the past has been roughly 50-60 questions, one question per state (more or less), Canadian provinces, national, even international, whatever you want to throw on. It takes about 5 hours to put together a list of good questions - some easy, some hard. Who wants to volunteer?

While I wait for a volunteer, let's get the night established. Poll open.
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Re: Road chat is back! and TRIVIA NIGHTS
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 12:44:44 AM »

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Respond with the NUMBER OF THE QUESTION to ring in.
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CLOSEST GUESS QUESTIONS: Respond directly with your guess.

Those two things could potentially overlap and cause a spam message- maybe preface closest guess questions with a number sign or something?

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Re: Road chat is back! and TRIVIA NIGHTS
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2013, 01:14:05 AM »

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Respond with the NUMBER OF THE QUESTION to ring in.
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CLOSEST GUESS QUESTIONS: Respond directly with your guess.

Those two things could potentially overlap and cause a spam message- maybe preface closest guess questions with a number sign or something?
It starts to get pretty tricky. The occasional spam message may happen, but the workaround could start to get more complicated than just letting it go.

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Re: Road chat is back! and TRIVIA NIGHTS
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013, 03:06:37 AM »

Is there any trivia software that can be downloaded?  The chat room isn't a very good venue for trivia.
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Re: Road chat is back! and TRIVIA NIGHTS
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2013, 06:30:28 PM »

I see a lot of votes for Saturdays and Sundays, but truth is, I and many people are often busy or away. So, without further adieu, our first trivia night will be this Wednesday, February 13, at 9 PM Eastern Time. See you there?

(When you get in the chat room, make sure you enter "Trivia!")
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Re: Road chat is back! and TRIVIA NIGHTS
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 06:59:22 PM »

road chat is empty.  anyone wanna help me test it out?
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Re: Road chat is back! and TRIVIA NIGHTS
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2013, 07:13:17 PM »

(When you get in the chat room, make sure you enter "Trivia!")

to clarify: go to the drop down box at the top, and select the room marked "Trivia".

typing, literally, "Trivia!" does nothing other than make one look like a fool.  trust me; I just did precisely that.  :sombrero:
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Re: Road chat is back! and TRIVIA NIGHTS
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2013, 07:23:39 PM »

I'll be on the road beginning at 4:00 tomorrow - I'll try to get in for  a bit but I scheduled a very long drive to end in southern MISS (from central IL) on Thursday so I'm getting a head start and getting past the Quads early and sleep.
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Re: Road chat is back! and TRIVIA NIGHTS
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2013, 11:38:59 PM »

(When you get in the chat room, make sure you enter "Trivia!")

to clarify: go to the drop down box at the top, and select the room marked "Trivia".

typing, literally, "Trivia!" does nothing other than make one look like a fool.  trust me; I just did precisely that.  :sombrero:

Were there witnesses?
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Re: Road chat is back! and TRIVIA NIGHTS
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2013, 10:01:40 PM »

If you aren't in there, this is what you are missing out on.

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Re: Road chat is back! and TRIVIA NIGHTS
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2013, 11:43:06 PM »

I'd like to congratulate NE2 as the winner of our inaugural trivia chat, with 29 points! (That's a lot.) He really cleaned up on his Minneapolis-St. Paul freeway knowledge. Right behind him was corco with 27 points, and to show how much of a race it was, next was Dr Frankenstein with just 7 points. Props to ZMapper, PennDOTFan, Stalin, Alex, and mgk920 for joining us and all finishing with a positive number of points as well - no one in the negative, that's a first!

If you'd like to host next time, please RSVP your spot here. I'm happy to give some pointers, but you can play with the format as you like. I'll tweak the rules here shortly based on lessons learned today. Also, we may have solved the spam message.

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Re: TRIVIA NIGHT results and host registration
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 09:05:58 AM »

Had Québec not been in the trivia, I would have been deep in the negative.

Now I need to work on my reaction time. I would've gotten a better score with that. :p
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Re: TRIVIA NIGHT results and host registration
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2013, 09:15:25 AM »

I'd be interested in hosting the next one if that's alright.
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Re: TRIVIA NIGHT results and host registration
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2013, 06:40:01 PM »

I'd be interested in hosting the next one if that's alright.
You got it. All yours.

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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2013, 04:42:03 PM »

I'd be interested in hosting the next one if that's alright.
You got it. All yours.

Thanks! Because I had today off, I was able to write up all of the questions for the next one. Since doing it on a Wednesday seemed to work out well, and everyone seemed to be in favor of doing them once a month, how about the next trivia night be Wednesday, March 13?
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Re: TRIVIA NIGHT results and host registration
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2013, 10:38:04 PM »

I'd be interested in hosting the next one if that's alright.
You got it. All yours.

Thanks! Because I had today off, I was able to write up all of the questions for the next one. Since doing it on a Wednesday seemed to work out well, and everyone seemed to be in favor of doing them once a month, how about the next trivia night be Wednesday, March 13?
Shoot, I can't do the 13th. And I missed the first one too... :thumbdown:
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2013, 09:18:19 PM »

oops
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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2013, 10:08:57 PM »

Oops is right, I apologize. There didn't seem to be much interest in having it last night, as there weren't a lot of people on the chat. How about next Wednesday, the 20th? I'll put up a reminder on Tuesday.
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Re: TRIVIA NIGHT results and host registration
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2013, 10:13:56 PM »

that'd be good- I totally forgot

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Re: TRIVIA NIGHT results and host registration
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2013, 10:45:43 PM »

I'll put it in the headlines.

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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2013, 11:08:36 PM »

I wasn't available; but I'll be on Wednesday.
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« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2013, 03:46:52 AM »

I might be able to on wednesday... I'll see how it goes
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« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2013, 08:53:53 AM »

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Curious as to just what the questions were...
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« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2013, 09:23:20 AM »

List the numbers of the MSP area freeways. Apparently questions worth many points go at the end.
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