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2010-11-12 06:37:45 PM  
DAMMIT I WAS BEATEN BY FIFE
 
2010-11-12 06:37:59 PM  
JPJ007: If there's a way to game a system, then no matter how pointless and inconsequential that system may be, people will game it. Here, they'd just take the quiz on one login, then after ascertaining the correct answers, take the quiz again on another login to get an absurdly high score.

If anybody is truly that pathetic, then they're welcome to their empty "win". Cripes.

I recognize the trap here though; you wants more clickss on the main page, Unfreakable! You wants uss to leave nice, ssafe TFDsses. But we durstn't, no, Preciouss.
 
2010-11-12 06:38:40 PM  
Hyperbolic Hyperbole: lot of butthurt there jpj

Nonoonono. I'm not complaining or recommending any actual changes. Just stating how people will abuse the system.

It's ultimately a really rather pointless system, so it doesn't matter if they do. Still, it's good to be aware of such things.
 
2010-11-12 06:39:11 PM  
techmom: If anybody is truly that pathetic, then they're welcome to their empty "win". Cripes.

What is that supposed to mean?

I was just farking around.
 
2010-11-12 06:39:12 PM  
Roman Fyseek: So, with you and brap as the only boy moderators

There's bio... but I haven't seen him post around here in ages.
 
2010-11-12 06:41:50 PM  
professorkowalski: techmom: If anybody is truly that pathetic, then they're welcome to their empty "win". Cripes.

What is that supposed to mean?

I was just farking around.


I know, and I typed that well before you posted. Me, I'm eating Mediterranean-style yogurt and it is dee-lish-us. Occupies much of my attention just now.

I meant folks who would do that for reelz.
 
2010-11-12 06:42:01 PM  
406.

I iz ashamed.
 
2010-11-12 06:42:44 PM  
I'll take the 522 score.

I'm probably out of the top 10 by now.
 
2010-11-12 06:43:35 PM  
Roman Fyseek: So, with you and brap as the only boy moderators, I have a serious color conundrum. I usually light you chicks up as pink. Moderator chicks get a darker pink.

And, I was okay with leaving brap that same pink.

But, if you're going to be hanging around this joint, I've got an issue.


I'd prefer a nice plaid if you've got one.
 
2010-11-12 06:43:39 PM  
JPJ007: One likely annoyance: Alts.

Simple: randomly generate some of the questions from a larger pool so that the probability of getting the same quiz is lower.

Or, log the IP address and change the quiz each time.
 
2010-11-12 06:47:14 PM  
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Simple: randomly generate some of the questions from a larger pool so that the probability of getting the same quiz is lower.

That seems like a good idea, overall.
 
2010-11-12 06:48:38 PM  
JPJ007: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Simple: randomly generate some of the questions from a larger pool so that the probability of getting the same quiz is lower.

That seems like a good idea, overall.


until people complain that theyre getting harder quizzes

this isnt the f*cking DMV
 
2010-11-12 06:49:26 PM  
JPJ007: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Simple: randomly generate some of the questions from a larger pool so that the probability of getting the same quiz is lower.

That seems like a good idea, overall.


Yep, already thought of it, but haven't had the time to implement that, yet.
 
2010-11-12 06:49:44 PM  
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Simple: randomly generate some of the questions from a larger pool so that the probability of getting the same quiz is lower.

I would say, based off the amount of news that travels through just the main page alone, you could create four or more sets of questions.

Just make it so that each person gets a different set of questions.

Would that be overly difficult?
 
2010-11-12 06:49:47 PM  
JPJ007: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Simple: randomly generate some of the questions from a larger pool so that the probability of getting the same quiz is lower.

That seems like a good idea, overall.


That is unless you have like 10 Alts.
 
2010-11-12 06:50:30 PM  
professorkowalski: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Simple: randomly generate some of the questions from a larger pool so that the probability of getting the same quiz is lower.

I would say, based off the amount of news that travels through just the main page alone, you could create four or more sets of questions.

Just make it so that each person gets a different set of questions.

Would that be overly difficult?


It would prevent Paradoxes.
 
2010-11-12 06:50:45 PM  
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Simple: randomly generate some of the questions from a larger pool so that the probability of getting the same quiz is lower.

Hey, whatever keeps middleoftheday from rigging the damn thing.
 
2010-11-12 06:51:18 PM  
Roman Fyseek: So, with you and brap as the only boy moderators, I have a serious color conundrum.

There are a couple more that post.
 
2010-11-12 06:51:34 PM  
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: It would prevent Paradoxes.

It would.

Unfortunately his time is almost up.
 
2010-11-12 06:51:52 PM  
I only got 2 right, but a big shout out to dramboxf for making the top ten. yay tfamily!
 
2010-11-12 06:52:53 PM  
I'm not the Antichrist, TMLO. I'm only a malcontent who knows how to spell.
 
2010-11-12 06:53:30 PM  
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: JPJ007: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Simple: randomly generate some of the questions from a larger pool so that the probability of getting the same quiz is lower.

That seems like a good idea, overall.

That is unless you have like 10 Alts.


Well, if you're already paying Fark $50 per month, then I think you've earned a perk or two for your dedication to the site.

And a psych exam. Definitely earned a psych exam.
 
2010-11-12 06:54:26 PM  
I never called you Malcolm's tent, mids.
 
2010-11-12 06:54:41 PM  
A Lot of people were beaten by me.
I guessed on every single one.
 
2010-11-12 06:55:49 PM  
I would like to point out that I have more points than TMLO, which, apparently means I beat him and am therefore smarter.
 
2010-11-12 06:56:24 PM  
McFifenstein: It amazes me that the internet has so many new technologies like JQuery and .Net sh*t and what have you, and fark STILL sucks.

Give me a job, Drew.
seriously.


Why would he employ a commie like you?
 
2010-11-12 06:56:52 PM  
it was much like getting in a car accident, while on a motorbike, with a train
 
2010-11-12 06:56:59 PM  
6/11, and I can cook.
 
2010-11-12 06:57:01 PM  
The Kowalski Paradox 1045
Unfreakable 928
Pontius Pilates Class 872
Lt. Cheese Weasel 796
netweavr 784
Fido McCokefiend 713
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat 650
dramboxf 618
CtrlAltDelete 579
McFifenstein 569

not bad...
 
2010-11-12 06:57:07 PM  
McFifenstein: A Lot of people were beaten by me.
I guessed on every single one.


By question 6 I was kind of hoping that I'd get them all wrong just to keep the streak

then question 11 farked me
 
2010-11-12 06:57:14 PM  
I thought the answer was always C.
 
2010-11-12 06:57:46 PM  
ONLY ON ACCOUNT OF VILLAINY, FIFE

You tied with cacophony_lo. I can accept her honestly achieved victory.

I'm still contesting what YOU did, Mr. Allegedsmartypants.
 
2010-11-12 06:58:49 PM  
I like this one mods, MOAR. Because MOAR.
 
2010-11-12 06:59:03 PM  
Y'all ain't that smart.
 
2010-11-12 06:59:30 PM  
Fark Database went down halfway through.

Oh well, I was sucking ass at it anyway.
 
2010-11-12 06:59:31 PM  
Apparently, the fark team didn't think their plan through...

FARK.com database is down; try again later. (We spilled beer on the servers again.)

(If you've been getting this error for more than 10 minutes, see if there's a note on our outage page.)
 
2010-11-12 06:59:55 PM  
You farkers broke it. I never even got to see if I got the first answer right.
 
2010-11-12 07:00:06 PM  
Cracked the top 10... for now...
 
2010-11-12 07:00:15 PM  
Woo, 7/11 and I (barely) made the top ten. That's probably sure to change, though.

/Had to guess on about half
//Still knew too many from memory
 
2010-11-12 07:00:28 PM  
SecretAgentWoman: Apparently, the fark team didn't think their plan through...

FARK.com database is down; try again later. (We spilled beer on the servers again.)

(If you've been getting this error for more than 10 minutes, see if there's a note on our outage page.


THE ANSWER IS 'D'

Don't tell them I told you.
 
2010-11-12 07:00:40 PM  
Unfreakable: Let me know how it works for you.

Took a while to load, by the time I saw some of the questions the timer was ~40 seconds.

Nice initial implementation though.
 
2010-11-12 07:00:55 PM  
Final Score:
5 out of 11 correct, total points = 419
Total time elapsed:
3 minutes (189 seconds)


I suck ;)
 
2010-11-12 07:01:26 PM  
I got a database error on after submitting the last question, and then I rejoined the quiz 2 minutes later and it kept the duration apparently. Neat.
 
2010-11-12 07:01:55 PM  
9/11 in 100 seconds. Top 10 for a little while at least.

/at least I got it legitimately
 
2010-11-12 07:02:02 PM  
I like it, good times
 
2010-11-12 07:02:08 PM  
Final Score:

6 out of 11 correct, total points = 492
Total time elapsed:

3 minutes (224 seconds)
 
2010-11-12 07:02:52 PM  
SHARKIRA?

Really?

That's cheating.
 
2010-11-12 07:03:14 PM  
Final Score:
8 out of 11 correct, total points = 704

Total time elapsed:
2 minutes (134 seconds)
 
2010-11-12 07:03:24 PM  
missmarsha: ha ha I'm stoopid
 
2010-11-12 07:03:53 PM  
Unfreakable: plaid

Sorry. You ended up in brap pink.
 
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