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Title: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on October 10, 2007, 01:32:40 PM
I have set up a tournament at Funtrivia which we can play alongside any other quizzes going on  ;)

Register once then play every day to build your score up - a new game starts daily and a new tournament starts each month.

I have varied the subject headings daily so hopefully there's something for everyone - these can be changed if anything is particularly horrible, or too easy.

One annoyance with these is that the questions can be very US oriented which is no fun for Sport (unless you are American!) - but as I said, I can change the category if necessary.

Opens in a new window.

http://my.funtrivia.com/tournament/Forumites-Challenge-77132.html


Good luck everyone  :graduate:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on October 11, 2007, 07:53:45 PM
Bit quiet in there - did the Sport put everyone off?
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: roseway on October 11, 2007, 10:44:46 PM
I didn't know any of the answers. I guessed 3 correctly, and didn't come last for once. :blush:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: fudgem on October 12, 2007, 07:37:15 AM
neither did I roseway, we must be better guessers than the rest  ;)
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: kitz on October 14, 2007, 02:15:02 AM
just joined joined up to this - did a bit of guessing :)
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on October 15, 2007, 09:21:35 PM
Only two so far today  8)
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: kitz on October 15, 2007, 11:47:39 PM
Not had chance today - sorry steph.

Only just catching up on my own forum now :(
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: roseway on October 16, 2007, 07:31:18 AM
Way-hay, 8/10 on history 8)
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: scottiesmum on October 16, 2007, 04:16:13 PM
What a silly name for a snake  ::) ::) :lol:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: roseway on October 16, 2007, 06:42:56 PM
What's wrong with calling a snake Henry? :D
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: kitz on October 16, 2007, 08:51:14 PM
omg I got the snake one wrong  - I thought - nah thats just too obvious  :lol:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: mr_chris on October 16, 2007, 10:30:19 PM
lol... I got it right, only cuz I guessed - good job she had a sense of humour eh? ;)
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on October 29, 2007, 01:16:03 PM
I'm going to change the Sport category before the next tournament starts on 01 November unless anyone has any sensible objections - and that's not just because I hate it myself  :-\ but it's usually American and no one has done very well.


Thought I should give you a couple of days notice  ;D
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on November 01, 2007, 12:56:18 PM
OCTOBER TOURNAMENT RESULTS


Well done Anne!

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Hall of Fame
Top 10 players at the end of each month will be written into the hall of fame, forever!

Oct 07

7 players played during the month.

1. fudgem (72 points, 12 wins)
2. Achilles Last Stand (71 points, 6 wins)
3. Scottiesmum (43 points, 0 wins)
4. accordion (41 points, 2 wins)
5. roseway (23 points, 1 wins)
6. kitz (12 points, 1 wins)
7. mr_chris (5 points, 0 wins)


Thanks for playing everyone, a new tournament starts today!
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: UncleUB on November 01, 2007, 01:11:07 PM
Just registered,9/10 on literature,not bad for a plank.
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: fudgem on November 01, 2007, 03:41:04 PM
not so much of a plank, I see you're winning

I really bombed today, and it's one of my favourite subjects :-[
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on November 01, 2007, 04:20:36 PM
It's only day 1 - plenty of thrashing time to go 8)
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: mr_chris on November 01, 2007, 10:52:02 PM
I keep forgetting to play it!

*edit* just played... did bloody awful as suspected! Literature is NOT my strong point!

Ah well, let's hope there's some techy or music questions in there too! ;)
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on November 02, 2007, 12:29:30 AM
Literature is only once per week - and I can change it again if it proves unpopular!
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on December 01, 2007, 08:37:42 PM
Well done to November's winner - UncleUB yaaayyyy!!!! (http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m87/passionplay65/smilies/dance2.gif) :dance:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: kitz on December 02, 2007, 02:48:47 AM
oops I forgot all about this.

Sorry steph been a bit busy the past couple of weeks..  although feel free to bump the thread as a reminder from time to time.

btw love the festive av - guess I'll have to  put the "forum xmas decos" up at some point too :D
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on December 02, 2007, 06:35:05 AM
No worries Kitz, we can see you have a couple of things to do  ::)


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love the festive av...


Thanks - but he should be animated.... I tried out two yesterday and this one worked at first but he's static again now  :-\

And my siggy's too tall, I've lost my balls - I'll have a fiddle with them later  :-X



Edit - well call me a liar why don't you - he's waving again now  :blush:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: roseway on December 02, 2007, 07:35:39 AM
I'm sure nobody here would dream of calling you a liar. I remember when I was playing around with the crawling bug avatar which you all liked so much, it didn't seem to work at first, but then it did. Maybe something to do with browser caching.
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: UncleUB on December 02, 2007, 08:24:34 AM
ME,Novembers winner,I am filling up here.UB gets the 'brown milk' out and gives all his forum friends a sniffter  :drink:

Thanks Steph and the avatar is looking gooooooooooood.
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on December 02, 2007, 09:44:23 AM
I'm sure nobody here would dream of calling you a liar. I remember when I was playing around with the crawling bug avatar which you all liked so much, it didn't seem to work at first, but then it did. Maybe something to do with browser caching.


Yes he's stopped again now  :(

I'll have some of whatever Pwiggler's cat's on  8)


Thanks for the milk Unc - have a gold star  :D (http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m87/passionplay65/graphics/goldstar.jpg)
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: roseway on December 02, 2007, 11:14:22 AM
Your Santa is still waving here, so he's OK really.
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: roseway on December 02, 2007, 11:25:59 AM
The reason your sig is missing the bottom half is that, beautiful though it is, its height is twice the maximum allowed on the forum. Kitz had to put a bit of control on these things when at one point they were getting a bit out of hand. Some people even used distracting pictures like animated penguin-huggers!

Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: UncleUB on December 02, 2007, 11:54:02 AM
Thats terrible eric,do we know the culprits  :lol:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on December 02, 2007, 12:28:00 PM
The reason your sig is missing the bottom half is that, beautiful though it is, its height is twice the maximum allowed on the forum.


Yes I had realised - I've been fiddling with Animation Shop to shrink it but it keeps trying to optimise the image and it just makes it all fuzzy.

Never mind - it gets changed back at the end of the month  :police:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: kitz on December 02, 2007, 01:52:24 PM
>> but he should be animated.

He was here and is... - maybe like eric says  its browser caching. :/

>> And my siggy's too tall, I've lost my balls

:D

Just so you know - the max sig height is 60 pixels - anything more than that gets cut off Im afraid. :/

quote: -Signatures (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,6.msg21036.html#msg21036)
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Maximum image size is 450x60 and should be jpg, gifs or pngs.
Maximum of 255 characters is permitted.
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on December 02, 2007, 03:21:29 PM
Not perfect - but it'll do  :dance:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: roseway on December 02, 2007, 04:25:30 PM
You're twinkling nicely Steph :)
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: UncleUB on January 02, 2008, 01:32:32 PM
Just to say thanks to Steph for running the forumites challenge  :flower:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on January 02, 2008, 04:44:35 PM
And well done Unc for being champion again  :clap: despite having more wins overall I couldn't quite make up the extra point  ::)
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: UncleUB on January 02, 2008, 05:56:21 PM
Thanks for that Steph  :) Drinkies on me  :drink:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: roseway on January 03, 2008, 03:05:02 PM
Thanks UncleUB. Mine's a pint of creme de menthe please.

And thanks to Steph of course. :kiss2:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: UncleUB on January 03, 2008, 04:20:10 PM
Like a cherry with that eric   :)
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: UncleUB on January 29, 2008, 08:00:30 AM
Has any one had trouble logging on to funtrivia this morning?
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on January 29, 2008, 08:23:03 AM
I'm not getting in either UB, hope it's only temporary  :-\
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: UncleUB on January 29, 2008, 08:25:51 AM
Thanks Steph,might be down for maintainance. :)
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: UncleUB on January 29, 2008, 10:16:42 AM
Any one managed to get on to the funtrivia site yet?
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: fudgem on January 29, 2008, 10:56:41 AM
I'm just getting a server error - error 500
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: UncleUB on January 29, 2008, 11:00:38 AM
Same as me  :(
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on January 29, 2008, 01:20:19 PM
Still nothing happening  :no:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: UncleUB on January 29, 2008, 02:32:03 PM
As Diana Ross would say--------I,m still waiting,oh,oh,oh,o      :no:




Edit,Is there no way of checking whats wrong with the site.
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on January 29, 2008, 03:20:07 PM
It's there now UB - I'd just tried to open the one at bleepingcomputer and that worked, so I was all ready to pick a fight, tried ours again and it opened - tongue held a bit longer :-X   :angel:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: UncleUB on January 29, 2008, 03:34:08 PM
Just played   :)
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: fudgem on January 29, 2008, 07:04:29 PM
Steph visited but didn't play - memory lapse now she's getting on a bit :lol:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: roseway on January 29, 2008, 07:46:10 PM
Well she did tell us that she has a 5 in the number now (75?) [Runs for cover :lol: ]
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: scottiesmum on January 29, 2008, 09:55:42 PM
Ooooo Eric,  you'll get more than a cod id de dose after that  !!!    :lol:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on January 29, 2008, 10:36:40 PM
I didn't have time to stop earlier but I can go and wipe the floor wiv yuz now  8)


Well, after I've taken care of something...







ERIIIC! (http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m87/passionplay65/smilies/whip1.gif)


Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: roseway on January 29, 2008, 10:41:13 PM
Ooh! I like it. :blush:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on February 01, 2008, 08:37:48 AM
Congrats to UncleUB for being top of the class for January  :graduate:


Also thanks to everyone who plays however infrequently  :D


A new tournament starts today so let's give Unc a thrashing  >:D
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: UncleUB on February 01, 2008, 11:53:23 AM
Where,s my gold star this month?

Looks like the  >:D is working,you ALL thrashed me today.
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on February 17, 2008, 08:15:55 PM
Where's our new player gone? 

Don't let unc's bloodlust put you off  >:D
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: UncleUB on February 18, 2008, 07:47:31 AM
 :lol: The only bloodlust I have at the moment is for the tesco delivery driver. :D

I don't think 'Thicko' is registered with these forums,is he,she? Clearly a man(or woman) of mystery.
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: fudgem on February 18, 2008, 08:00:23 AM
I puzzled about not recognising the user name, it's so long since I joined that I can't remember the procedure, but I thought Steph had to pass you as okay?  I don't think just anyone can come in, but maybe I'm wrong
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: UncleUB on February 18, 2008, 08:05:29 AM
Has someone left the back door open.    :shrug2:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: fudgem on February 18, 2008, 08:06:54 AM
I've just been in to do today's and he/she is back
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on February 18, 2008, 08:40:36 AM
Abosulutely anyone is welcome.

The link is easily picked up from the beginning of this thread so anyone visiting this forum can see it.  It could also be anyone registered here - just logging in under a different user name.

The more regular players the more interesting it gets on the leader boards so I hope a few more sign up  :graduate:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: roseway on February 18, 2008, 04:51:41 PM
Maybe you could find a few dumbos to make my scores look a bit better :-\
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Accordion on February 22, 2008, 12:40:24 PM
I didn't know there was tournament vivisection going on in here.

It's a shame there isn't a UK version, with no USA history, music, sport etc.
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Bob4 on February 24, 2008, 09:05:32 PM

I don't think 'Thicko' is registered with these forums,is he,she? Clearly a man(or woman) of mystery.

Hi Thicko here (That was). Re-registered as Bob4444. (Don't know why, as Thicko was appropriate.) Don't think I will be top of the class, but you never no.  ;D
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on February 24, 2008, 10:41:00 PM
It's not the winning, it's the taking part...  ;D


I think the only contest is between UncleUB and Fudgem, the rest of us are just having fun  >:D :lol:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: fudgem on February 25, 2008, 07:58:31 AM
you never know when an outsider will come up on the rails  :no:

You've no chance of getting on the leader board this month Bob, having been a late starter, but a new month will start soon, just got to be sure to play every day
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Bob4 on February 25, 2008, 08:17:55 PM
I will use the rest of this month for practise. (4 days  :o) It still might take a few months to get the old grey matter going.  :D

Bob.
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: UncleUB on February 26, 2008, 09:05:46 AM
Can,t we get more British subjects instead of all these american sections?
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: scottiesmum on February 26, 2008, 11:39:59 AM
I think  it's an American based site  -  this gives it away in their terms and conditions  .....FunTrivia content is not guaranteed for accuracy or completeness............. :lol:   ..... that and the length of the Terms and Conditions    ::)        hence the bias  !
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: fudgem on February 26, 2008, 11:47:45 AM
to be fair, we have an advantage when there are questions about England, I daresay the Americans find them just as bad
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: scottiesmum on February 26, 2008, 12:00:49 PM



Well they will if they are all like this ...... from an article in the New York Times .... 

"Selected from a third-grade geography curriculum, the $25,000 question asked: “Budapest is the capital of what European country?”

Ms. Pickler threw up both hands and looked at the large blackboard perplexed. “I thought Europe was a country,” she said. Playing it safe, she chose to copy the answer offered by one of the genuine fifth graders: Hungary. “Hungry?” she said, eyes widening in disbelief. “That’s a country? I’ve heard of Turkey. But Hungry? I’ve never heard of it.”
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Bob4 on February 26, 2008, 09:26:56 PM
Wow, I got 7 guesses right.  :) Don't know what happened to the other 3, must have thought too much.  :( Will keep trying guessing to see if I can improve.

Bob.
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: fudgem on February 26, 2008, 10:01:59 PM
thank you to roseway for lifting me off the bottom where I have languished all day, (not being very good at guessing) :baby:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: roseway on February 26, 2008, 10:32:35 PM
It's always my pleasure (and my destiny) to come last. :-[
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on February 27, 2008, 01:57:25 PM
I've changes the category for next Wednesday.  There are not many all-UK options unfortunately, and thise there are don't have many questons  :no:
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: roseway on February 27, 2008, 04:02:53 PM
You're too good to us, Steph. :)
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Bob4 on February 27, 2008, 08:43:57 PM
Now I know where the other 3 guesses went.  :(
Title: Re: The Forumites Challenge
Post by: Achilles Last Stand on May 06, 2008, 06:52:56 PM
Maybe it'sw time for a quick bump as a few of the newer members might be interested.