Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

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Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Post by alietr » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:32 pm

Let's see if there's any interest in this. What I'm thinking of doing is having a contest as follows: You have to guess the results of the upcoming week's Final Jeopardy responses. You would receive one point for the absolute value of each percentage that your guess varies from the actual poll results for each of the five Final Jeopardy clues for the week. So, for example, if you guessed 40 on Monday's question, and the poll ended up being 52, you would get 12 points. If you guessed 64, you would still get 12 points. Your total will be the total of the five questions (none of the extra questions), and the person with the lowest number of points wins. No, you do NOT get the JBoarder of the Month's parking space if you win! Entries would have to be received before the poll goes up, which is usually 6:00 Eastern on Saturday (yeah, a short window to get your entry in, I know, but I can't think of a way around that). We will consider the poll results to be "final" the following Saturday. Everyone will be on their HONOR not to screw around with their poll responses (not that any one person could affect it much anyway). If you think you'd be interested, please post here.

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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Post by econgator » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:04 pm

Why not?

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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Post by Bamaman » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:08 pm

I'm in.

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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Post by Agggron » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:01 pm

Sounds interesting. :P

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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Post by gamawire » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:32 am

Sure!
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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Post by HugoZ » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:34 am

Given my historical performance on TD's and GM's, I'm probably just as well off coming up with the answers blindly.

So, in a display of extreme bravado and/or stupidity, I'll be PM'ing my answers shortly (didn't think you would need that spreadsheet until Friday, did you, Alietr?)

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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Post by bpmod » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:57 am

alietr wrote:No, you do NOT get the JBoarder of the Month's parking space if you win!
Then I'm not entering. :mrgreen:

Gee, I have been trying to get on there for months. What's a guy need to do?

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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Post by alietr » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:08 am

Um, pay yourself?

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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:59 am

So that I'm clear, we PM you our guesses in the time after Friday's game and before I post the poll? 6 Eastern is not accurate for the poll being posted on Saturday. It's closer to a seven minute window from 4:55 to 5:02 Pacific. Sometimes the board time may not be accurate depending on being set to EST or EDT for each user?

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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Post by boson » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:23 pm

bpmod wrote:
alietr wrote:No, you do NOT get the JBoarder of the Month's parking space if you win!
Then I'm not entering. :mrgreen:

Gee, I have been trying to get on there for months. What's a guy need to do?

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That's good. I currently have my hummer parked diagonally, taking up two and a half spots. I think I may have scratched dhkendall's Toyota when I parked it.

If I'm not busy Friday/Saturday, I would certainly play the Guesstimania game.

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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Post by alietr » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:29 pm

Yes, Mark. Watch the game, see what FJ was for that day, and then compile your responses before the poll is posted. I thought it was around 6:00, but you probably know better than me.

Since there has been some confusion, the idea is to figure out the poll responses. You're allowed to know what all of the FJ's were so you can judge how easy or difficult they were. Submitting entries now is entirely premature. This whole idea arose from Mr. Kendall thinking the ambush question would make the Toughest FJ poll (snicker, snicker), me, in turn, guessing that it would poll around 40% (somewhat difficult), and yet it is currently at 61% (around average).

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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Post by Bamaman » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:18 pm

Should we not read the daily threads, since we'd see people commenting on how they did on FJ and would be guilty of research?

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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Post by alietr » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:20 pm

Reading the threads is fine. This game is not intended to diminish your enjoyment of JBoard, but instead to enhance it. Any comments in the daily threads can only help you.

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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Post by jeff6286 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:03 pm

Of course if people really want to win this game, they might restrain themselves somewhat from comments that they might normally make in the daily threads. Lots of people usually mention in each day's show thread whether or not they got FJ correct, what their thought processes were, what incorrect guesses they made, etc. I would never expect anyone to give an inaccurate statement in order to throw others off, but I could see someone choosing simply not to mention how easy/difficult they found a particular FJ. Imagine if TPH mentions 5 days in a row that he found FJ to be an instaget. What kind of predictions would we all make then?

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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Post by Volante » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:12 pm

jeff6286 wrote:Imagine if TPH mentions 5 days in a row that he found FJ to be an instaget. What kind of predictions would we all make then?
Depends if it's a country music themed question or not :D

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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Post by alietr » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:32 pm

jeff6286 wrote:Imagine if TPH mentions 5 days in a row that he found FJ to be an instaget. What kind of predictions would we all make then?
100/100/100/100/100

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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Post by alietr » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:45 pm

Once you watch today's program, you can send your guesses in. I think putting them in this thread in spoilers is adequate. As long as people promise not to peek!

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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Post by OrangeSAM » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:15 pm

alietr wrote:Once you watch today's program, you can send your guesses in. I think putting them in this thread in spoilers is adequate. As long as people promise not to peek!
Maybe we should start a new thread each week with the date in title.
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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Post by alietr » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:01 pm

Here are the questions (you're welcome to look if you've watched the whole week):
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Monday: Very different places, the first 2 African nations to gain independence from a European power were Egypt & this one.
Tuesday: 1 of the first 2 women in Hollywood to own a studio. (According to the official bio of no. 3, Oprah)
Wednesday: Between January 1, 1841 & December 31, 1850 the U.S. had this many Presidents, the most in a 10-year Period.
Thursday: Formed in 1909, it performed to great acclaim in Paris, London, New York & Monte Carlo, but never in Moscow.
Friday: In an 1837 Thomas Hardy serial, a chapter ends with a character dangling from an "enormous sea-bord" this.
Good luck!

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Re: Guesstimania Final Jeopardy

Post by Paucle » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:02 pm

My guesstimates:
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Monday: 33%
Tuesday: 40%
Wednesday: 22%
Thursday: 16%
Friday: 69%
wow- they all seemed tough, but I still nailed em all!

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