A Conversation for The H2IQ Quiz - Be The First Among Equals

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Post 1

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

The 'New Day In The Quiz That Is' thread has passed 5,000 postings smiley - ok.

Maybe there is room for a second such thread. smiley - bigeyes
Same sorta rules. smiley - magic
I'll go first. smiley - laughsmiley - winkeye

QUESTION 1:

There are 26.
Only four can face OATS.
Others may may sound like they do,
but they are under a different spell.

smiley - peacedove
peace
~jwf~


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Post 2

Vahliare Sawyn

letters in the english alphabet?

btw i think thats a great idea more quiz YEEEEEEEEE


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Post 3

St Nessaja Patron Saint of Pessimistic Aardvarks (GA)

Thats what I thought but I dont get the OATS bit


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Post 4

Witty Moniker

I think there are only 4 individual letters that can start words that end in OATS:

boats
coats
goats
moats


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Post 5

St Nessaja Patron Saint of Pessimistic Aardvarks (GA)

Now it makes sense!


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Post 6

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum


We have some enthusiasm!
And we have a winner!

There are but four possible letters to preface OATS.
Two of those same letters, C and M, also begin the homonyms COTE and MOTE which are under 'under a different spell'. There's are also DOTE, TOTE and VOTE, but that's about all she ROTE.
smiley - biggrin

Congrats to Witty Moniker.

peace,
~jwf~


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Post 7

Pinniped


...smiley - erm...~jwf~...

This new quiz thread is great...but if the idea is to avoid the monotony of waiting for an absent setter, don't you think that we ought to have some kind of follow-on question rule that avoids the monotony of waiting for an : smiley - dogsmiley - dogsmiley - dogsmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - dogsmiley - dogsmiley - space?


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Post 8

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

Rules? Schmules! smiley - nahnah

Hopefully, the fact of a second quiz thread will effectively halve all the possibilities of 'down time' and double the chances for all to participate.

A third would....

smiley - biggrin
~jwf~


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Post 9

Pinniped


Good point, ~jwf~

I'll defer as soon as the legitimate setter turns up, but in the meantime, what's the answer to this sum :

(Lowest number in French in which all the letters are in alphabetical order)
+
(Lowest number in English in which all the letters are in alphabetical order)

?

Pinsmiley - smiley


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Post 10

St Nessaja Patron Saint of Pessimistic Aardvarks (GA)

deux


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Post 11

St Nessaja Patron Saint of Pessimistic Aardvarks (GA)

forty?


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Post 12

St Nessaja Patron Saint of Pessimistic Aardvarks (GA)

OOps didnt see the sum!
42!


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Post 13

six7s


If I time this right, I'll bag the lucky numbered post...

smiley - cheers Great idea ~jwf~, smiley - ok

At 5,000+ posts already, the other thread is approaching the point where it will be quite slow to load (for those of us still on antiquated dial-ups) and all too often answers/clues etc are even slower smiley - erm

<>

Indeed, so if we have 256 threads, maybe there'll be no waiting at all smiley - silly

six7s smiley - winkeye


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Post 14

Witty Moniker

smiley - wow I got it? I thought it was deeper than that and I only had a piece! smiley - cool


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Post 15

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

Yep Witty, you got it. smiley - ok
*whispers to Witty Moniker*
I was also hoping to make the questions a little less complex.
I haven't been able to answer any in the other thread for weeks and the one I asked here has been burning a hole in my head.
But you got it, so go for it.
smiley - winkeye

And Six7s has a good point about the old thread taking too long to load. I have a cable connection, but when I was away for a few days recently visiting friends, I tried to go online there with their dial-up and got a very rude awakening about load up times smiley - bigeyes. I had no idea how long most h2g2 threads take if you don't have a highspeed connection. And knowing it costs per minute of use, I just couldn't enjoy my daily round of h2g2 on their machine.

So maybe we should get another couple of these quiz threads going.
Watcha tink, eh?

peace
jwf


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Post 16

Witty Moniker

I ~tink~ it's a great idea. I unsubscribed from the other thread because I really couldn't grok it, but I'm still subscribed to new threads. So what do you mean by 'go for it'? Do I have an obligation here?

I know load times were a big issue in the pre-ripley days. I have a cable connection, too, so I didn't realize that load time is still an issue.


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Post 17

six7s



Maybe we should see how well two threads fare side by side before launching any more


<< Do I have an obligation here? >>

Absolutely WM smiley - smiley It's down to you (as the succesful answerererer of the previous question) to pose the next one smiley - ok



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Post 18

~ jwf ~ scribblo ergo sum

>> So what do you mean by 'go for it'? Do I have an obligation here? <<

Oh yes.
As the winner you have the obligation to post the next question and then sorta be around to monitor the answers and offer clues if needed and then declare the next winner. Same rules as the 'new day quiz' thread.

smiley - rose

I suppose I shoulda spelled that out a bit for new folks and those like yourself who may have wandered off the old one and forgotten how it works.

Once someone answers your question, you declare them 'next up', and you are 'free' from 'obligation'. Unless you answer another one correctly smiley - bigeyes and the burden falls upon thee again!

So fair warning here folks; don't get the answer right unless you have another question to offer us.
smiley - popcorn
That was one of things slowing down the other thread (sometimes for days). It has lately settled into very long, complex and original questions that take days to solve and it's currently only getting about two questions per week completed.

Don't get me wrong, I believe there is definitely a need and a place for that kind of quiz thread and I for one will still be involved in it (even though I may not know any of the answers lately) because the people there are quite clever and it's educational.

I just thought we could do with a snappier quiz thread.
So snap to it!
smiley - biggrin
~jwf~




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Post 19

six7s

May I make a supplementary suggestion?

smiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - grovel Please, always alter the Subject line
smiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - spacesmiley - space to reflect the theme of the current question


At least with all this correspondence cluttering up the bottom of the first page, it is unlikely that newcomers will reply to Post #20 any time after today (12 Feb, 2003) smiley - ok


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Post 20

loosehead

Good idea ~jwf~
I tried to encourage a fast moving thread - everyone gets my questions right in no time
smiley - cheers


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