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Re: Monthly Quiz

Postby Rob Houghton » 02 Aug 2017, 17:58

Tony Summerfield wrote:
Rob Houghton wrote:Interesting! I personally found this quiz quite difficult - only got 23 out of 30...so I'm surprised that someone can have a first attempt and get 29 right in only 1:38. Regardless of whether this is 'above board' or not - I personally feel TF Carthick is having more than one go, using a different name and on a different device, in order to read the questions without being spotted by admin! :roll:


Your good friend TF has actually had a go every month, but apart from this month and January you probably haven't noticed him as he hasn't featured in the top 30 at all. He normally takes much longer and scores rather less. Apart from the two months when he is in the top spot, 22 is his highest score. He found May a bit of a struggle as he only scored 15 in 4 minutes and ended up 80th! :D


hmmm! That makes it all the more unlikely TF would get 29 right in under 2 minutes!! :shock:
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Re: Monthly Quiz

Postby pete9012S » 02 Aug 2017, 18:03

I don't think either TF or Gran/Daisy would intentionally want to nobble each other - I'm sure it must be an oversight of some description.
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Re: Monthly Quiz

Postby Rob Houghton » 02 Aug 2017, 18:11

pete9012S wrote:I don't think either TF or Gran/Daisy would intentionally want to nobble each other - I'm sure it must be an oversight of some description.

:?

Now I'm even more confused! I feel like I'm supposed to know who TF is... :?

As far as I know Daisy never scores very low scores in over 4 minutes though! :D
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Re: Monthly Quiz

Postby pete9012S » 02 Aug 2017, 18:28

Could be an 'off day'... :?

But,if they did want to nibble/nobble each other I suppose it's not really my concern.
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Re: Monthly Quiz

Postby Daisy » 02 Aug 2017, 18:38

I haven't tried the quiz yet.... usually wait a few days, but this is the second time my name has been used to gain a very low score... I don't know how they avoid getting at least some right! :?
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Re: Monthly Quiz

Postby pete9012S » 02 Aug 2017, 18:45

At least whatever you score Daisy,you are bound to blow the competition/namesake out of the water!

One of the few advantages of attempting the quiz each month with a totally different name is you don't usually run the risk of being misappropriated!

But, I would find it slightly irksome if I regularly used the same name and someone else inadvertently nobbled it.
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Re: Monthly Quiz

Postby John Pickup » 02 Aug 2017, 18:55

I got 17 this month in what was quite a difficult quiz.
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Re: Monthly Quiz

Postby pete9012S » 02 Aug 2017, 19:01

It was a bit fiendish, I agree John.Still 17 is an honest,respectable genuine score.

All this talk of nibbling and nobbling is making me feel like a Mcvities Hobnob - but the nearest we have in the cupboard is a pack of Sainsbury's Ginger Snaps...
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Re: Monthly Quiz

Postby Rob Houghton » 02 Aug 2017, 19:01

Daisy wrote:I haven't tried the quiz yet.... usually wait a few days, but this is the second time my name has been used to gain a very low score... I don't know how they avoid getting at least some right! :?


Maybe TF is using your name in order to read all the questions... :evil:
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Re: Monthly Quiz

Postby pete9012S » 02 Aug 2017, 19:12

I sound like OJ Simpson here,but if I was going to cheat,I would personally aim for a score of around 24/25. Respectable,but doesn't attract too much attention/scrutiny.

TF could be a genuine brainbox who is kicking himself that he got one wrong...
We do have members here who often achieve 28/29 points regularly quite honestly.

I'm usually happy with a score from 17-23. Anything less makes me feel like I don't know enough and anything more I would honestly have to put down to luck rather than retained knowledge!
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Re: Monthly Quiz

Postby Machupicchu14 » 11 Aug 2017, 15:41

Gonna give the quiz a try. Don't expect a high result but it's just for the fun! :wink:
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Re: Monthly Quiz

Postby Machupicchu14 » 11 Aug 2017, 15:46

Only fourteen correct... :roll: :lol:
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