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Mon 8 Aug 11 #1 
JustinKnoxton
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Dear All,

I propose a competition between countries as well, on top of the current monthly scoreboard just for individuals. Won't you think that international competition will be an interesting way to motivate one to get facting?

For example, someone just started and sees the top is far away - maybe, say, 5000 facts away from where he is starting. He feels unmotivated. However, if there are people from his country playing and they are, say, third, he feels motivated to see that he can contribute to pull his country's position up to first.

Yeah, so I suggest a monthly country competition :) Won't it be fun? :)

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JustinKnoxton :)
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Tue 9 Aug 11 #2 
Doctor Factenstein
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There are definitely things we could do to keep people motivated and keep them coming back - and all suggestions are welcome!

I'm not sure how we could work a country-based competition fairly, though. The majority of players on this site are from the US and the UK and so those two countries would have a massive advantage if we based country standings on totals.

Then again, it's not all just about shooting for the top is it?

I'll pop this discussion onto the homepage so we can see what people think generally. So, folks, what do you think?


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Tue 9 Aug 11 #3 
JustinKnoxton
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Yep, I understand :) But it's just about having fun :) So I think this suggestion might work? :)


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Tue 9 Aug 11 #4 
Kristian
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Had the same idea for the Factolympics and The Factacular World Cup. But as Stu said, majority of players comes from US and UK.

One solution is to group the countries by geography. There might be: Team US, Team UK, Team Europe, Team Australia & New Zealand, Team ROTW (Rest Of The World) --- this is just a suggestion; there could be a background check by Stu or The Count to determine a list of countries of the players.

Anyway, brilliant idea.


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Tue 9 Aug 11 #5 
kevg
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Sounds good so far. I would suggest splitting the larger groups into teams of 5 or so as we did in the first Kevvie. First 5 to appear are UK A, second 5 UK B etc.
I'm afraid it won't actually affect me at all as I hardly ever play the Factopedia side of things.
I've now got Justin's name down for next months Kevvie, I think he will enjoy !!


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Wed 10 Aug 11 #6 
JustinKnoxton
Contributor

Hurrah (: Can't wait for it (:


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Wed 10 Aug 11 #7 
EstonianBlue
Member

Hi guys,

Just a little suggestion to this competition; would it be possible to count the top 5 scorers for each country? This way, you would not have to break up US and UK into smaller groups, or give a massive advantage to the two countries as mentioned above; and spur competition between members of the same country too!

What do you think?


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Wed 10 Aug 11 #8 
Doctor Factenstein
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That's definitely worth considering.

Some people (saguingoira springs to mind) have been asking for a while for some kind of daily brainoff-based competition. This could be a good thing to bring in along with that.

Time permitting, it could be good to have individual rankings (per month) for performance in the daily brainoff and for facts learnt in the month. Those could be broken down into individual performances, country performances (probably using something like the top 5) and team performances.

Teams? Yeah, well, that'd be nice to have too.

Once I get legislation passed to give me an extra hour in each day I'll implement all of this. In the meantime, none of it's falling on deaf ears. Great stuff - keep it coming!


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Sat 13 Aug 11 #9 
jmaxg
Contributor

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oy, oy, oy!!!

I have heaps of members to team with. Ya sure ya wanna do this?

If it happens, I'm in.


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Sat 13 Aug 11 #10 
JMK
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Could postpone the Science comp due for the week after next and run a country comp along the lines of the Kevvie but with teams of 4 choosing a country. Random challenges. Let me know if there is interest in doing this.


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Sat 13 Aug 11 #11 
JustinKnoxton
Contributor

Yeah, I'm on! :) Team Singapore is ready to rickroll~! XD


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Sat 13 Aug 11 #12 
EstonianBlue
Member

Team Singapore!


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Sat 13 Aug 11 #13 
JustinKnoxton
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*laughs* Yeah XD


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Sun 14 Aug 11 #14 
emerald125
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I will happily represent my country though I doubt I would get thru the selection process based on recent performances


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Mon 15 Aug 11 #15 
JMK
Editor

The sign-up for the World Cup is now up - here


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Mon 15 Aug 11 #16 
aramis
Member

With so many from the US and the UK on the board, can you have people use their ancestry? (Honor system of course) For example even though I live in the US, from my mom's side I can claim Mexico, Spain and France. From my Dad's side, it's all Germany.


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Mon 15 Aug 11 #17 
JMK
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If there was a site leaderboard it would need to be based on the country in your profile but you could alter that.

In the World Cup tournament you can play for any country you wish to support.


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Mon 15 Aug 11 #18 
Doctor Factenstein
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For any user-run competition (such as JMK's World Cup), that's up to the discretion of the person doing the legwork. I don't imagine anyone would object whatever people chose.

If we implement something which is part of the site, within the rankings pages (for example), then that would be likely to be based on the country selected by the user within their account settings.

That's all on the honour system. We could do checks based on a user's IP address but why go to the effort? After all, if someone wants to claim to be from Svalbard & Jan Mayen, where's the harm in that?


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Mon 15 Aug 11 #19 
Doctor Factenstein
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Bah.

Yeah. What she said.


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