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Trivia Rules, Scores, & Records Archive

Discussion in 'War Between the States Trivia Game' started by Trivia Master, Aug 13, 2013.

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  1. Trivia Master

    Trivia Master The Keeper of Knowledge Forum Host

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    Rules of the War Between the States Trivia Game
    Effective September 1st, 2013

    • New Trivia Games Start on the 1st of Each Month.
    • Standard Trivia Questions are posted between 8am and 10am eastern, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Standard Questions have a value of 10 points.
    • Bonus Trivia Question will be posted with the Friday trivia question. Bonus Questions have a value of 10 points.
    • Riddles are welcomed as trivia questions. However, riddles can be vague by nature, and generally only have one correct answer.
    • You should try to post a source with your answer. If you do not, and your answer is different than the official posted answer, your answer may be marked as incorrect.
    • Links should accompany your answer, not BE your answer. If you only give a link as your answer your post will not be scored.
    • Players will have at least 48 hours to answer trivia questions, no scoring will be done over the weekends. No questions will be posted on holidays.
    • Players may use any resource to find the correct answer to a question, including sources on the internet.
    • Players can submit Trivia Answers by posting a reply to the thread, all answers will be sent to the moderation queue.
    • Questions will be closed between 8am and 10am weekdays, all player's answers revealed, and the correct answer will be posted.
    • Players are discouraged from sharing answers with each other.
    • DO NOT POST ANSWERS ANYWHERE BUT IN THIS FORUM! Do not post answers on Facebook, Twitter, our chat room, or anywhere else. Players caught posting answers to questions may be banned from the game.
    • The Trivia Master and his assistant will attempt to score all answers as fairly as they can. Please contact Mike (CivilWarTalk) if you have any Trivia Game comments of questions.
    • ami will not reply to any complaints about the trivia game.
    • Trivia questions will be provided by members, credit for the question will be given to the question creator in the question thread.
    • Answer Discrepancy policy http://civilwartalk.com/threads/question-deicrepency-issues.116777/
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    Trivia Game Results 2017
    • Jan 2017 - DBF, JOHN42768, MajGenl.Meade. Sarladaise - 240 points
    • Feb 2017 - 57th Indiana Infantry, ErnieMac, lelliott19, sarladaise, Stony, Wallyfish - 240 points
    Trivia Game Result 2016
    • Jan 2016- Brenal, Faraway Friend, GELongstreet, rhettbutler1865, sarladaise, Stony - 200 points
    • Feb 2016 - Copperhead-mi, sarladaise- 250 points
    • March 2016 - 57th Indiana Infantry, 7th Texas Mounted Rifles, MaryDee, & NFB22 - 240 points
    • April 2016 -Copperhead-mi & Reb - 230 points
    • May 2016 - 7th Texas Mounted Rifles, ErnieMac, lelliott19, MaryDee, and sarladaise - 250 Points
    • June 2016
      38th OVI , 7th Texas Mounted Rifles, & BlueGrayBlood - 230 points
    • July 2016 - Cheatham Hill and Stony - 160 points
    • August 2016 - Copperhead-mi, sarladaise, & Stony - 270 points
    • September 2016 - ErnieMac, Roberts, & Wallyfish 270
    • October 2016 - CheathamHil, lelliott19, roberts, Stony - 260 points
    • November 2016 - Faraway Friend,roberts, & sarladaise - 210 points
    • December 2016 - Copperhead-mi, lelliott19, Reb, and Wallyfish - 210 points
    Trivia Game Result 2015
    • March 2015: Brenal, Cumpston1862, Faraway Friend, lelliott19, Littlestown, sarladaise, Stony - 150 points
    • May 2015: Dbersh, ErnieMac, Faraway Friend, GELongstreet, rhettbutler1865, Stony - 200 points
    • April 2015: Brenal, Faraway Friend - 214 points
    • June 2015: Faraway Friend, rhettbutler1865, Stony 228 - points
    • July: Faraway Friend, rhettbutler1865, Stony - 220 points
    • August: nextcity, lelliott19, sarladaise - 218 points
    • September: lelliott19 and sarladaise 210
    • October: GELongstreet, lelliott19, MajGenl.Meade, sarladaise, & Stony - 218
    • November: Faraway Friend, lelliott19, MaryDee, Package4, Reb, rhettbutler1865, sarladaise, & Stony - 190
    • December: 7th Texas Mounted Rifles 200
    Trivia Game Results 2014
    • October 2014, Faraway Friend, Stony, and War Horse, 160 points
    • September 2014, C.S.M 1861, ErnieMac, and Stony, 216 points
    • August 2014, C.S.M 1861, csb1971, and Stony, 194 points
    • July 2014, adisciu9 and chellers, 206 points
    • June 2014, adisciu9, chellers, csb1971, ErnieMac, and Stony, 198 points
    • May 2014, 101combatvet, adisciu9, chellers, csb1971, jchoagie, sarladaise, 188 points
    • April 2014, Stony and jchoagie, 234 points
    • March 2014, 101combatvet, chellers, jchoagie, Stony, and theoldman, 228 points
    • February 2014, adisciu9, Eagle eye, ErnieMac, Faraway Friend, and sarladaise, 194 points
    • January 2014, 101combatvet, 218 points, 29 questions, 67 players (7.51)
    Trivia Game Results 2013
    • December 2013, C.S.M 1861 & Stony, 216 points, 28 questions, 57 players (7.71)
    • November 2013, 101combatvet, adisciu9, C.S.M 1861, Cumpston1862, Dbersh, Eagle eye (6 way tie), 208 points, 28 questions, 65 players (7.42)
    • October 2013, Cumpston1862 & adisciu9 (tie), 244 points, 31 questions, 70 players (7.87)
    • September 2013, 101CombatVet, 324 points, 30 questions, 71 players (10.80)
    • August 2013, Eagle eye, 210 points, 21 questions, 93 players (10.00)
    • July 2013, 101CombatVet, 211 points, 21 questions, 68 players (10.04)
    • June 2013, 101CombatVet, 166 points, 17 questions, 60 players (9.76)
    • May 2013, 101CombatVet, 189 points, 18 questions, 63 players (10.5)
    • April 2013, adisciu9, 130 points, 13 questions, 53 players (10.00)
    • March 2013, 101CombatVet, 212 ponts, 20 questions, 51 players (10.60)
    • February 2013, 101CombatVet, 205 points, 19 questions, 67 players (10.78)
    • January 2013, 101CombatVet, 213 points, 21 questions, 64 players (10.14)
    Trivia Game Results 2012
    • December 2012, jmb57, 145 points, 14 questions, 43 players (10.35)
    • November 2012, Keith Cochran, 186 points, 17 questions, 46 players (10.94)
    • October 2012, Red Harvest, 192 points, 19 questions, 56 players (10.10)
    • September 2012, adisciu9, 132 points, 13 questions, 43 players (10.15)
    • August 2012, kholland, 206 points, 21 questions, 55 players (9.80)
    • July 2012, kholland, 201 points, 21 questions, 50 players (9.57)
    • June 2012, Bob Owen, 153 points, 16 questions, 54 players (9.56)
    • May 2012, OldPete63, 205 points, 21 questions, 37 players (9.76)
    • March/April 2012, James B. White, 258 points, 29 questions, 47 players (8.89)
     
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  3. hoosier

    hoosier 2nd Lieutenant Forum Host

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    A recurring problem with the game is that sometimes, players post several different answers when a question is only asking for one answer.

    There can be several possible reasons for this. One is that the player truly believes all the answers he/she has posted are correct answers to the question that was asked. One is that he/she wants to share with the rest of the players some extra information in addition to the correct answer. And one is that he/she really doesn't know which of the answers he/she has posted is the correct one, and is hoping that I'll give credit if any one of them is correct.

    I don't want to tell players they can't give multiple answers if they truly believe all the answers are correct and I don't want to tell players they can't give extra information, but I do want to guard against the third possibility.

    So, if you're trying to give extra information, please be sure to make it very clear which part of your post constitutes your actual answer to the question. Otherwise, if I see what looks like multiple answers, I'm going to assume that you think all of those answers are correct, and if I can't verify every one of those answers, you will not receive credit for your response.

    Hoosier

    Edit (5/26/15) - I would like to emphasize that, as stated above, if a player submits multiple answers for a question, I will not give credit for a correct response unless I can verify every one of those answers. That means I have to find a source that supports every one of them.

    I suggest that if you are tempted to submit multiple answers, you should include with your post a link or links to sources that support every one of the answers, to safeguard against the possibility that I may not find those sources on my own.

    Hoosier
     
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    Updated for January 2014!
     
  5. ami

    ami Major General Super Moderator

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    New rules posted: above they are in blue. Here they are.
    • Riddles are welcomed as trivia questions. However, riddles can be vague by nature, and generally only have one correct answer.
    • You should try to post a source with your answer. If you do not, and your answer is different than the official posted answer, your answer may be marked as incorrect.
     
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    ami Major General Super Moderator

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    Rules Update!

    Links should accompany your answer, not BE your answer. If you only give a link as your answer your post will not be scored.
     
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