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Thu 18 Sep 08 #1 
Bright But Idle
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Is it just me or have a shed load of "esoteric" subjects been deposited into the list of those available to the random brainoffs? Tenrecs? Braille?

And don't get me started on NASCAR driver nicknames...

Say it aint so Joe


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Fri 19 Sep 08 #2 
Cello
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Also, what happened to the "Play Random" link on the Factopedia? Has it moved somewhere?


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Fri 19 Sep 08 #3 
wabzy

Ha ha! I agree with you, BBI! Tenrec , squid, and many other new topics have been showing up. Oh, I pray that braille doesn't show up for me anytime soon!


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Fri 19 Sep 08 #4 
daft thistle
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Personally, I like the shake up... especially since I out scored BBI in that brainoff ;)
Seriously, I like the new scrambling for 'Pick a Subject' and 'You Might Like...'


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Fri 19 Sep 08 #5 
wabzy

It is more fun, daft! Things were getting a bit stale.


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Fri 19 Sep 08 #6 
JMK
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Yes, there has been a little shake-up. There is some fine-tuning to do still to remove some of the more obscure topics so bear with us.

Where are you missing a Play Random link exactly Cello?


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Fri 19 Sep 08 #7 
Kristian
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I agree. There were some topics which are not good to play in the Random Brainoffs. But on the other hand, I like the complete randomizing.


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Fri 19 Sep 08 #8 
Cello
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On the Factopedia page, above the "You Might Like" and the "Recently Played" sections are a set of links: All Subjects - Highly Rated - Bands/Artists - Countries - People - Quiz Wall. There used to be a "Play Random" link there as well. No big deal -- I just wondered where it had gone....


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Fri 19 Sep 08 #9 
Count Factacular
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Hi Cello... I removed the 'Play Random' link for a bit in case it was causing the site crashes... next time the site crashes I shall reinstate it!


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Fri 19 Sep 08 #10 
Count Factacular
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I was hoping no-one would notice


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Fri 19 Sep 08 #11 
wabzy

Ah hah! But Cello notices everything, Count!


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Fri 19 Sep 08 #12 
Kristian
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Nothing get passed by Cello. ;)

I didn't notice that. Cause I don't play the quizzes like that.


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Fri 19 Sep 08 #13 
wabzy

Start doing them, kristian. They are good for you even if you do poorly at first.


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Fri 19 Sep 08 #14 
Kristian
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Yeah, but it's only 5 questions Random Brainoff.
Is that right? The thing is about the link, that gives you 5 random questions. There should be 10, in my opinion.


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Fri 19 Sep 08 #15 
scratch
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Have you tried working on your revisions, kris?


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Sat 20 Sep 08 #16 
Cello
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quite a few things get by me -- Eleven code, and time zones and tenrecs... :)

I agree that there should be more questions in the randoms. Stu did tell me a shortcut: just open the random in a new window rather than having to go back to the factopedia every time. I hope the randoms weren't the source of the site crashes...


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Sat 20 Sep 08 #17 
Kristian
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Well, no, but I think I should do that.

An old saying : "The revision is the mother of the knowledge."


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Sat 20 Sep 08 #18 
JMK
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Scratch is talking about the Revision section which you can find on the Home page Kris. You can set which topics you want to revise and it gives you questions you have answered incorrectly or been slow to answer. You get to do 10 questions at a time rather than 5.


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Sat 20 Sep 08 #19 
Kristian
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Oh, I thought revision is only for the questions I got right.
Yeah, I know where is that.

But I didn't know that only question that I got wrong or slowly are there. Thanks JMK. I will give it a go.


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