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Sploofus thread

Postby Woof » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:51 pm

[NB: I got tired of looking for where Sploofus has been discussed, so started this thread. Mods, feel free to move my post if there's somewhere more appropriate]

Congrats to Reddpen, jkbrat, bomtr and Mark Barrett for making this month's TQOTD top 10 and honorable mention to Cheezguyty, PowerofHoodoo and Leander for their high finishes. For my part, I feel not too bad about a top 50 finish despite being dropped by the server twice this month :(
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Re: Sploofus thread

Postby boson » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:02 pm

Second page is ok too - congrats to BigDaddyMatty, skullturf, Xxaaaxx, theconfessor, and others I may have missed.
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Re: Sploofus thread

Postby Bamaman » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:22 pm

I'm at the bottom of page 3 in 148th place right now.
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Re: Sploofus thread

Postby triviawayne » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:52 pm

I was bummed about my three hundred something place until I realized I was only about two questions worth of points from top 50.

Of course I got today's wrong so I don't know how far off the front page I am now.
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Re: Sploofus thread

Postby RandyG » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:07 pm

I just squeaked into 50th place after answering the last two questions....

and Elendilpickle is just ahead of me in 49th.
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Re: Sploofus thread

Postby ElendilPickle » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:00 pm

RandyG wrote:I just squeaked into 50th place after answering the last two questions....

and Elendilpickle is just ahead of me in 49th.


Thanks, Randy! Now I don't have to check. :-)
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Re: Sploofus thread

Postby MarkBarrett » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:54 pm

I missed four or five in December to negate the good hits I had above 1500 and 1600 points.
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Re: Sploofus thread

Postby xxaaaxx » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:35 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:I missed four or five in December to negate the good hits I had above 1500 and 1600 points.

I think the best I've ever gotten was ~1450. I guess I'm just too slow.

Congrats to all. Good month for boardies. I logged in around Christmas and found an 11 question backlog waiting for me...it helps to actually remember to do it every day :oops:
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Re: Sploofus thread

Postby dhkendall » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:39 pm

My computer has been down all month and I find it doesn't work well on a smartphone so I've had to miss Sploofus this month. :( (Hirts more when I'm still getting the daily reminders for it)
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Re: Sploofus thread

Postby econgator » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:53 pm

After top-10 finishes the past two months, I didn't even make it into the top 300 this time.
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Re: Sploofus thread

Postby bevnar » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:14 am

econgator wrote:After top-10 finishes the past two months, I didn't even make it into the top 300 this time.

Came 18th for December. First time in tip 50!
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Re: Sploofus thread

Postby PowerofHoodoo » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:07 pm

I don't know how long it will last/how long they continue to update, but I managed to sneak into 9th place. I usually have trouble even staying on the first page by month''s end.

I had fewer obscure questions this month instead of having to know what event Ewan McGregor was involved in at some Scottish games or some other vital piece of information.
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Re: Sploofus thread

Postby Woof » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:34 am

OK, what is the maximum score on TQOTD? Cheezguyty's 1879 is higher than I thought was possible (my 6.6 sec response only got 1304). And how fast was that response to score so high?
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Re: Sploofus thread

Postby econgator » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:32 am

Woof wrote:OK, what is the maximum score on TQOTD? Cheezguyty's 1879 is higher than I thought was possible (my 6.6 sec response only got 1304). And how fast was that response to score so high?


Maybe he's using wager tokens?
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Re: Sploofus thread

Postby cheezguyty » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:28 pm

Woof wrote:OK, what is the maximum score on TQOTD? Cheezguyty's 1879 is higher than I thought was possible (my 6.6 sec response only got 1304). And how fast was that response to score so high?

You get 1,000 points for a correct answer plus a time bonus of (2,000 / # of seconds) points. The last post in this Sploofus forum thread claims that there is a 1,000 point limit on the time bonus. If that is true, then the maximum score is 2,000 points. I do not use wager tokens so I am not sure how they work but I don't believe they affect the TQotD leaderboard (hence the term "Eligible Points").
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Re: Sploofus thread

Postby gobobbygo » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:38 pm

Woof wrote:[NB: I got tired of looking for where Sploofus has been discussed, so started this thread. Mods, feel free to move my post if there's somewhere more appropriate]

Congrats to Reddpen, jkbrat, bomtr and Mark Barrett for making this month's TQOTD top 10 and honorable mention to Cheezguyty, PowerofHoodoo and Leander for their high finishes. For my part, I feel not too bad about a top 50 finish despite being dropped by the server twice this month :(

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Re: Sploofus thread

Postby Woof » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:14 pm

gobobbygo wrote:
Woof wrote:[NB: I got tired of looking for where Sploofus has been discussed, so started this thread. Mods, feel free to move my post if there's somewhere more appropriate]

Congrats to Reddpen, jkbrat, bomtr and Mark Barrett for making this month's TQOTD top 10 and honorable mention to Cheezguyty, PowerofHoodoo and Leander for their high finishes. For my part, I feel not too bad about a top 50 finish despite being dropped by the server twice this month :(

Ahem


Sorry, Bobby! It's been awhile since I've seen a post from you or I would've included you. No offense intended.
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Re: Sploofus thread

Postby gobobbygo » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:02 am

Woof wrote:
gobobbygo wrote:
Woof wrote:[NB: I got tired of looking for where Sploofus has been discussed, so started this thread. Mods, feel free to move my post if there's somewhere more appropriate]

Congrats to Reddpen, jkbrat, bomtr and Mark Barrett for making this month's TQOTD top 10 and honorable mention to Cheezguyty, PowerofHoodoo and Leander for their high finishes. For my part, I feel not too bad about a top 50 finish despite being dropped by the server twice this month :(

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Sorry, Bobby! It's been awhile since I've seen a post from you or I would've included you. No offense intended.

No problem. I don't post much (though I do the fj survey each week).
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Re: Sploofus thread

Postby gobobbygo » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:15 pm

Also, I got the QOD wrong the first two days of the year. Currently ranked in the 700's. Woot.
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Re: Sploofus thread

Postby Anachronism » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:33 am

Thought I might have hung on to the top 100 going into Dec. 31, then I got the dreaded "music and musicians" category. I've thought about contributing, just so I can get rid of those music questions (which are all in the form of "which one of these five long-since-deceased people you may have heard about recorded this song you've never heard of").

Can't think of how you could get 1,800 on a question. My best is probably around 1,600, and that's only if I not only know it instantly, but get that first click in that tiny box without missing. Though if I were serious about this, I'd probably go to a large font before reading the question to ensure not missing the box. But if you're averaging 1,300 a day, you're going to be in the top five, right? Perhaps it was a glitch of some sort or that player decided to hit the first answer immediately no matter what just to see how many points were possible. Might be a fun thing to do on day one.
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