Rare Entries Quiz VIII: London

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Re: Rare Entries Quiz VIII: London

Post by GuyBarry » 20 Oct 2013, 19:00

What I don't understand about the scoring system is this. I was penalized for a wrong answer on question 6 (I don't believe it's wrong, but that's a separate issue). So my score ended up being multiplied by 10, because five people had chosen "Moscow" on that round. The fact that there was a five-way clash had absolutely nothing to do with my choice of answer. Wouldn't it be better to have a fixed multiplier for wrong answers?
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz VIII: London

Post by nozzacook » 20 Oct 2013, 21:29

It does 2x the most popular answer for that Question. You were just unlucky that so many picked Moscow.
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz VIII: London

Post by tubeguru » 20 Oct 2013, 21:44

nozzacook wrote:At the end of the day it's a bit of fun and a lot of luck.
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz VIII: London

Post by tractakid » 20 Oct 2013, 23:31

Yay, I win! :D But I would like to argue my case for choice of bridge...

Listed as a bridge here...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridges_ov ... _Cricklade

go to the railway's article which reveals the whole thing was opened by 1891. Which surely must have included the bridge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midland_an ... on_Railway

Not that it really matters, but I don't like getting questions wrong. :)
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz VIII: London

Post by The Raven » 21 Oct 2013, 15:20

tractakid wrote:Yay, I win! :D But I would like to argue my case for choice of bridge
I'd argue that not really a name though it's more a description of a bridge.
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz VIII: London

Post by tractakid » 21 Oct 2013, 15:44

The Raven wrote:
tractakid wrote:Yay, I win! :D But I would like to argue my case for choice of bridge
I'd argue that not really a name though it's more a description of a bridge.
Names often are descriptive. How did most surnames come about? Hi, I'm Mick. I lived at the point where I needed one of these new fangled things called a 'surname'. I make bread and related stuff. Therefore my surname will be Baker.

Yes?
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