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Old Dec 22 2010, 03:45 PM   #1
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No need to say that if you still want to take the quest you should not continue reading this thread
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Old Dec 22 2010, 04:32 PM   #2
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An omission or misspelling usually resulted in a half point reduction, a wrong answer in 0 points.

I am giving the answers to all questions wrongly answered (whole or in part) by one or more contestants. However, there will be no discussion about the (correct) answers with/by the Quest Team. The published results are final.
This means that all questions not mentioned here were answered correctly by you ALL! An amazing result and display of knowledge of books and research by all of you. Well done!


QUESTIONS/ANSWERS

7
The third

10
T'gran

13
Master Arnor

17
News

18
Baritone

19
Firstday

23
Many got a half point here for only giving Marshface. The answer we were looking for was "Old Marshface"

24
Palim or Journeyman Palim

25
Pona called Menolly a thief/accused her of being a thief

27
To the south

32
Three

34
Evan

37
Fine brasswork for harp plates

38
B'fol and green Gereth

39
Two

40
Behind bullwark B-8802 A, B and C

43
Ker and Miskin

44
Seven

45
Printer Hall and Technician Hall

46
Many gave too much information here, resulting in a half point reduction. The correct answer was: "Unable to activiate".

49
As with question 46 giving all names of those who failed to Impress was too much information. The person referred to as "the unsuccesful queen candidate" in the book is Tumara. In addition the name was sometimes misspelled. Both cases resulted in a half point reduction.

50
Manotti and Sefal

51
White

53
The Barderi system

55
Several of you misspelled "Polabod"

57
Keyboard music

58
Prale

60
Five, because you can't count Angel. Four was also considered correct because the word 'between' was used in which case you could argue not counting the first island too.

64
Change in the weather/approaching hurricane

71
Bracketing came adrift

72
Type IV through VII bipedal humanoids

74
Whites and (insipid) pale colors

75
Yes

78
Felonious assault

81
Madlyn Luvaro

85
Rafik Nadezda, 'Gill' Declan Giloglie and Calum Baird
(the funniest answer in the whole quest: Sleepy, Bashful and Doc, unfortunately did not earn a point )

86
Petaybee

87
The Year of the Lucy

88
Jokan

89
Rrala

90
Bound by Hoof and Nail (in Mothers and Daughters)

99
The answer could be gleaned from the Forum Leader page: http://forums.srellim.org/showgroups.php
Some forgot Golder and/or Becky. Some added Kendall, whose name is not on that page but mentioning him did not lead to reduction. Forgetting Golder and/or Becky cost a half point.


answers to dropped questions 91-98
91. Gralior
92. Cuiva Boynton-Farquahar
93. Conker
94. Mespil
95. The Thorns of Barevi
96. Beyond Between
97. Simeon
98. Farming
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Old Dec 22 2010, 11:35 PM   #3
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I know this opinion will possibly be unpopular but I feel like 99 was an unfair question since there doesn't seem to be some reasonable way to get to the link that you posted and that only people who actively participate in you forum will know who you guys are. It's not objective, and the quiz is not about the judges (I hope).
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Old Dec 22 2010, 11:46 PM   #4
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Please explain #86.
I know you said no discussion but I would like to know for future reference what this answer means and where it is from. Feel free to email me the answer if you do not want to post it.
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Old Dec 23 2010, 01:56 AM   #5
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Please explain #86.
I know you said no discussion but I would like to know for future reference what this answer means and where it is from. Feel free to email me the answer if you do not want to post it.
Petaybee is the planet where the Powers That Be series is set. The planet is, literally, sentient. It's alive and thinking and communicates with some of the novel characters.
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Old Dec 23 2010, 08:25 AM   #6
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I know this opinion will possibly be unpopular but I feel like 99 was an unfair question since there doesn't seem to be some reasonable way to get to the link that you posted and that only people who actively participate in you forum will know who you guys are. It's not objective, and the quiz is not about the judges (I hope).
The Forum Leaders page is easily accessible from the home page of the forum. At the bottom of the list of forums is a link to View Forum Leaders.
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I forgot about it too Mmarkina. I used the "user cp" as their names are highlighted compared to the ordinary folks like you and me.
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Is it the only sentient planet or are there others?
The question seemed to suggest that there are more and I was confused because all the planets are in the Federated Sentient Planets.
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There are not others, just Petaybee.
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Is it the only sentient planet or are there others?
The question seemed to suggest that there are more and I was confused because all the planets are in the Federated Sentient Planets.
Those are planets OF federated sentients, not sentient planets!
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I thought there was also a mention of a sentient planet in Killashandra and in one of The Irenta Adventures, but I don't have time to look for them now.

I can't believe I goofed the number of Islands! I thought it was six because I counted the one Lars left her on as first. Opps!



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The Forum Leaders page is easily accessible from the home page of the forum. At the bottom of the list of forums is a link to View Forum Leaders
Where? Not at the bottom of MY forum home page.

My only listing of them is in the members' list where all of you (except Golder) have your names in heavy italics.
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I found them all in BOLD highlights on the user cp and I know I picked Golder correctly but I really don't know who he/she is as I haven't come across them much. Everyone else has at least piped up several times over the past year, even Cheryl's hubby has popped in when the system's gone down or when Fiona was born so worked them out. Just don't know much about Golder. He/she's a mystery alright.
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The list with Forum Leaders (staff) is on everybody's forum page as far as I know, it is above "What's going on" , at the bottom of the last section of the forums. It'll be slightly different for you than for me because I see more forums than you do because I'm a staff member.

That lists all forum staff but not Kendall because he isn't staff but tech support.
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I've found "What's Going On" but all it contains are "Currently Active Users", Forum Statistics" & "Today's Birthdays".

There IS something called "View Forum Leaders", but it is part of "Backdoor Portals".

Hans: you get mentioned twice!
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Hans: you get mentioned twice!
But of course - Maar natuurlijk!
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Now we start a new quest: The Hunt for Golder!
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He hasn't been active in a while (studying abroad), but as long as he's listed as staff, he's staff
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There IS something called "View Forum Leaders", but it is part of "Backdoor Portals".
Yeah, it's the same with me. No mention of the staff at the bottom apart from
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That's the link that gives you the staff, the whole staff and nothing but the staff
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Golden Staph (Sorry Golder, I could not resist the pun)








We are infected with too much of a good thing, having fab staff, a great quest and AMC fans who think they know everything
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