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Re: HQ Trivia

Post by twelvefootboy » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:25 am

boson wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:57 am
I had the first game where an extra life would have helped yesterday... Missed Q11 and knew Q12.

Considering the format, I think the questions are very well written. For now I'm happy to give them 15 minutes a day. I'm surprised they haven't tried to monetize yet though.
THEY HAVE YOUR PHONE NUMBER :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: HQ Trivia

Post by Volante » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:51 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:25 am
boson wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:57 am
I had the first game where an extra life would have helped yesterday... Missed Q11 and knew Q12.

Considering the format, I think the questions are very well written. For now I'm happy to give them 15 minutes a day. I'm surprised they haven't tried to monetize yet though.
THEY HAVE YOUR PHONE NUMBER :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
Mwaaah Hah hah!
Huh. Does this make a Do Not Call loophole? (Established business relationship, though you don't buy anything from them...)

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Re: HQ Trivia

Post by twelvefootboy » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:04 pm

Volante wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:51 pm
twelvefootboy wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:25 am
boson wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:57 am
I had the first game where an extra life would have helped yesterday... Missed Q11 and knew Q12.

Considering the format, I think the questions are very well written. For now I'm happy to give them 15 minutes a day. I'm surprised they haven't tried to monetize yet though.
THEY HAVE YOUR PHONE NUMBER :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
Mwaaah Hah hah!
Huh. Does this make a Do Not Call loophole? (Established business relationship, though you don't buy anything from them...)
I assume the worst. I certainly assume the privilege to sell a list of numbers of a pretty decent market demographic. Hell, some of them have multiple dollars in winnings!

But I'm not personally phobic about these things. I'll never understand how it is possible for stuff like your medical data to be monetized. Or children's conversations through IOT toys. Or fitbit data. Or even my SS#. It's ridiculous that our system even allows credit card abuse - make the vendor take the loss and they will stop it overnight. You give out cash, goods, or services to a bogus account, you lose it all! Instead, the Credit Card issuers are happy to pass on the 1-2% fraud right back to us (indirectly), and keep looking for delinquent high interest paying suckers.

By all means, enjoy the game! When the spam shows up, just delete, delete, delete... :) It sounds like the game is getting a little better, but lets see how long it lasts.
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Re: HQ Trivia

Post by Vermonter » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:13 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
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Vermonter, was that you I saw in the lineup of champions tonight? Nice job, dude!
I saw him as well, nicely done. That was a brutal set.
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Re: HQ Trivia

Post by Woof » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:30 pm

It doesn't quite count as a personal win, but after pub quiz last night, I helped one of my teammates win $22.12, the precisely same amount that I won last Sunday.

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Re: HQ Trivia

Post by heppm01 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:18 pm

Today I learned what a contronym is, so this hasn't been a complete waste of my time.

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Re: HQ Trivia

Post by seaborgium » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:33 pm

After winning $1.86 today, I'm glad I didn't cash out the moment I broke $20.

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Re: HQ Trivia

Post by Woof » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:48 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:33 pm
After winning $1.86 today, I'm glad I didn't cash out the moment I broke $20.
I was thinking the same thing, but because today's win was on my wife's phone it wouldn't have added to my total anyway.

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Re: HQ Trivia

Post by billiej » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:11 pm

I won the whopping $1.86 too. Good thing I can't cash out, I'd get into big trouble blowing all that. :lol: It was fun though finally making it through.

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Re: HQ Trivia

Post by seaborgium » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:45 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:33 pm
After winning $1.86 today, I'm glad I didn't cash out the moment I broke $20.
Well, I guess it wouldn't have been too bad if I had cashed out before today...
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Re: HQ Trivia

Post by seaborgium » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:00 pm

I just learned this, and I want to ensure the HQers among us survive if it ever comes up in a question: although he was Norwegian, Henrik Ibsen wrote his plays in Danish. Don't say I didn't warn you!

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Re: HQ Trivia

Post by pinkfreud » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:28 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:00 pm
I just learned this, and I want to ensure the HQers among us survive if it ever comes up in a question: although he was Norwegian, Henrik Ibsen wrote his plays in Danish. Don't say I didn't warn you!
Fascinating! Although I've enjoyed performances (in English) of several Ibsen plays, I never knew this. Thanks, Stefan.

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Re: HQ Trivia

Post by kprather895 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:27 pm

HQ has spawned a few clones. One of which is quite a treat. Its called "The Cash Show". Just like HQ, you play 12 questions, but in The Cash Show, payouts begin at question six. The result is easier, smaller wins.

The best part for HQ fans is that each episode is one half hour after HQ: 3:30pm ET and 9:30pm ET. So you don't have to choose between the two, and you can have a fun double-header of free trivia.

If you love HQ, give The Cash Show a try!

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Re: HQ Trivia

Post by seaborgium » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:19 pm

kprather895 wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:27 pm
The best part for HQ fans is that each episode is one half hour after HQ: 3:30pm ET and 9:30pm ET. So you don't have to choose between the two, and you can have a fun double-header of free trivia.
Unless HQ has technical difficulties and runs a half-hour later, like today!

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Re: HQ Trivia

Post by boson » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:45 pm

kprather895 wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:27 pm
HQ has spawned a few clones. One of which is quite a treat. Its called "The Cash Show". Just like HQ, you play 12 questions, but in The Cash Show, payouts begin at question six. The result is easier, smaller wins.

The best part for HQ fans is that each episode is one half hour after HQ: 3:30pm ET and 9:30pm ET. So you don't have to choose between the two, and you can have a fun double-header of free trivia.

If you love HQ, give The Cash Show a try!
Thanks! Just won $15.90 US on this. The questions aren't as obscure as HQ - nor as well written, and there is no live host, but hey - I got money where I never have in HQ.

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Re: HQ Trivia

Post by seaborgium » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:37 pm

Latest notification from HQ: "We removed our minimum cashout balance! Update your app to get your money now 🤑"

(If you can't see emojis, that last thing is a smiley with dollar-sign eyes sticking out a green, dollar-signed tongue.)

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Re: HQ Trivia

Post by merica » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:38 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:37 pm
Latest notification from HQ: "We removed our minimum cashout balance! Update your app to get your money now 🤑"

(If you can't see emojis, that last thing is a smiley with dollar-sign eyes sticking out a green, dollar-signed tongue.)
I believe the latest update also allows you to choose when to apply your extra life (if you have one).

If you want someone to try out that feature, be sure to send me an extra life when you sign up :D

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Re: HQ Trivia

Post by squarekara » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:48 pm

boson wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:45 pm
kprather895 wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:27 pm
HQ has spawned a few clones. One of which is quite a treat. Its called "The Cash Show". Just like HQ, you play 12 questions, but in The Cash Show, payouts begin at question six. The result is easier, smaller wins.

The best part for HQ fans is that each episode is one half hour after HQ: 3:30pm ET and 9:30pm ET. So you don't have to choose between the two, and you can have a fun double-header of free trivia.

If you love HQ, give The Cash Show a try!
Thanks! Just won $15.90 US on this. The questions aren't as obscure as HQ - nor as well written, and there is no live host, but hey - I got money where I never have in HQ.
Hey, yeah! I just made 20 bucks on Cash Show first time out. Over the past week or so we've been trying out HQ on Android, but the glitches were too frustrating to bear. Thanks for the great tip!

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Re: HQ Trivia

Post by seaborgium » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:58 pm

I just got the $20 and change in Cash Show too.

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Re: HQ Trivia

Post by Blue Lion » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:42 pm

Before this afternoon's game, Scott Rogowsky said that HQ will no longer require contestants to accumulate $20 in winnings before being able to cash out.

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