Rare Entries Quiz II

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Re: Rare Entries Quiz II

Post by Starkey7 » 01 Mar 2011, 20:16

If you're going to multiply them all together, then you should take the logarithm of everything at the end.

Actually this might just take you back to square one...

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Post by tubeguru » 01 Mar 2011, 20:29

As a mathematician, can you suggest an alternative to this multiplying madness, Mr Stark?
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz II

Post by greatkingrat » 01 Mar 2011, 21:02

It would probably make more sense to ignore the raw scores altogether and just use the positions. 10 points for 1st down to 1 point for 10th.
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Post by tubeguru » 01 Mar 2011, 21:12

How do you mean? I'm not sure if you're talking about individual rounds or cumulative scores!

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Post by Root » 01 Mar 2011, 22:00

dudey wrote:I can't understand why people's points for each question are multiplied in the first place. It's the first quiz I've ever seen that's done such a thing
Because it's KER-AZY. Or something. I like it.

I'm wondering what difference it actually makes to the placings. I expect little. To find out, I'll add the scores together after the round, just for comparison. I could do a first-through-tenth points scoring system too. Maybe like formula one?
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz II

Post by Starkey7 » 02 Mar 2011, 18:00

I don't see why scores across rounds shouldn't just be accumulated, as a running total. So if across these two rounds I've achieved fifteen one-point answers and five three-point answers, then my score should just be something like:

1x1x...x1 (fifteen times) x 3x3x3x3x3

or

1+1+...+1 (fifteen times) + 3+3+3+3+3

Or perhaps square each score individually before adding them together, if you really want to penalise high-scoring answers, or square root each score individually, if you want to mitigate high-scoring answers.

Having a score for each round and then adding those scores together seems a bit meaningless, since all the questions are of the same idea.

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Re: Rare Entries Quiz II

Post by tubeguru » 04 Mar 2011, 20:40

Just a quick rminder that this quiz ends the day after tomorrow, so if you intend to enter and have not yet done so, make sure you get your answers to me before the deadline.

There are a few people who entered first time round who have yet to enter this round.
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Post by Sam » 04 Mar 2011, 21:56

Thanks for the reminder, this had slipped my mind!

Entry now submitted :)
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Post by tubeguru » 06 Mar 2011, 09:48

Final reminder - this ends at 22.30 tonight.

The answers/scores/etc will be posted some time tomorrow late afternoon/evening once I'm back from Swansea.
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz II

Post by tubeguru » 06 Mar 2011, 17:18

Well, some of you have pushed the limits with a couple of your answers. There have been some of which I approve simply because they have taken advantage of what can only be described as a loophole in the question in er, question.

However, as I am a firm believer in the responsibility being on the question-setter to seal these loopholes in the way he puts the questions (see previous Railbenders), I'm not going to penalise these answers unless they are factually incorrect. I'm just saying this now so that people who didn't think of the answers I've accepted don't get all arsey when they realise they missed a trick. This may spur you on to be more "creative" in your answers in future rounds.

I obviously didn't phrase one question specifically enough, because Rich Tea G has given a splendid answer it, and I can't fault that. On the other hand, Sam has given an answer to one question which, given my knowledge and interest in the subject, has set me a dilemma as to whether it is officially factually correct or not. I'll do some further research before I make a judgement, but once again someone has been original in giving an answer which no one else has.

Just thought I'd lay all this out now before the answers and scores and revealed tomorrow.
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz II

Post by tubeguru » 06 Mar 2011, 19:18

When I say "Sam" in the previous post, I actually mean "uefacup81"! Oops.
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz II

Post by Sam » 06 Mar 2011, 19:21

Well am easy mistake to make... :?


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Post by jamesthegill » 06 Mar 2011, 19:24

It's your new ginger hair, it's like uefacup81's.
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Post by Sam » 06 Mar 2011, 19:24

My hair is red, not Ginger!!! :P
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz II

Post by tubeguru » 06 Mar 2011, 19:25

That's what they all say.
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