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Old Nov 3 2006, 12:32 AM   #1
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Old Nov 3 2006, 02:25 AM   #2
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bring it on. I don't know how well I'll do as I have been reading Dragonsblood instead of catching up. oh well we will see how much I retained from them.
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Old Nov 3 2006, 02:57 AM   #3
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I've decided I'm going to have a go anyway!
I should be able to fit it around questions- as long as I can print them out!
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Ummmmm what time does it start? I think I might be at work at first!
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1pm GMT [I've just checked ]
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Old Nov 3 2006, 04:42 AM   #6
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I'll have a go at it - can't promise to finish it though
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Old Nov 3 2006, 06:31 AM   #8
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Hmmm, to post it now, or wait another 1.5 hours.....

I think I'll go have my shower now, before my kids get up!
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Old Nov 3 2006, 07:35 AM   #9
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25 minutes... TOO LONG! *twitch*
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Old Nov 3 2006, 07:54 AM   #11
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*posting now!*
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Old Nov 3 2006, 08:16 AM   #12
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*waits* Its after midnight here lol
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*gets started*

Did you guys know that one of the previous winners, Kernowgirl, was the person who introduced me to Pern back in my boarding-school days?
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All right, those last 5 questions are unreal.

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Old Nov 3 2006, 08:44 AM   #15
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Hans is the prettiest in a dress. Definitely!
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Old Nov 3 2006, 08:47 AM   #16
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umm where do I get the questions?
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Here--> http://mccaffreyquest.srellim.org/mq2006_questions.htm
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umm where do I get the questions?
Ah. I just answered your PM but I see Kath also pasted the link in here.

People DO read the rules, regs and tips before entering, please!
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Old Nov 3 2006, 12:15 PM   #19
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Oops! Sorry for just posting the questions link... [Though I did inlcude the rules link as well in my pm reply, so I'm not being completely hopeless!]
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Old Nov 3 2006, 03:07 PM   #20
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Geez, some of those questions are hard!
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Indeed! But the compilers have done a very good job on it!

I think I'm nearly half way, and my brain is already puddling out of my eye sockets...
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My entry is in now. I couldn't stay up to wait for it last night, so could only do it first thing this morning. It took me hours to do though!
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22 questions to go... I'm mainly stuck on Killashandra and Crystal line, since I've never read them before. But also having a bit of trouble with Renegades.
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Just got Renegades and ATWOP finished with, which just leaves dolphins, skies and TWD.

I had an interesting moment with one of the Dragondrums questions... and there are a couple I need to double-check in Killashandra. But now I've had a good night's sleep, heopfully I should get finished early today.

Edit: only seven questions to go - but I've got a short list of possible errata to pass on to you, Cheryl

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I know of at least one question where none of the given answers were correct, and a couple that could have a different answer depending on how you read them, or where two answers were correct, and there could have been another answer as well that wasn't included, but I did put a note on those ones. But I had fun for the hours it took me to do this...even though I really SHOULD have been packing.
I spent so much time on my computer today, that I didn't get out of my pajamas until after I'd eaten dinner - and that was only because I needed to go to the shops to get some dessert.
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I know of at least one question where none of the given answers were correct, and a couple that could have a different answer depending on how you read them, or where two answers were correct, and there could have been another answer as well that wasn't included, but I did put a note on those ones.
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2 questions which were potentially ambiguous.
2 questions where the question includes an error, and none of the answers were correct (though it's pretty clear which one was meant to be correct!)
2 questions where there are two correct answers.

I added a nice little appendix at the end of my submission!

Very, very time consuming.

Very, very fun!
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Old Nov 5 2006, 12:26 AM   #27
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2 questions to go... one of which I have no idea and will have to do further searching, and another where I'm hung on 2 options which could be correct, depending on interpretation of the wording. One of the options was inconcise. (would this happen to be the same as you're talking about, Kath and Kesal? Crystal Singer section, by any chance?) If the wording is deliberate, it could be meant as a trick question. If it was merely an error, I know which it is.

I have no idea which to choose! :gaah:
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No idea!

I'll answer in full after the quiz is finished.
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Oh sure, miss follow-the-rules...
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Spiff, just answer the question as you think best. If there are real mistakes made or questions unclear it is usually decided to discount those when we do the scoring.

This happened to 2 or 3 questions with the first Quest, too.

You'll understand why neither the staff nor the questers will go into these matters at this moment in time But be assured, if you answer a question that later turns out to be wrong in anyway wrongly, it won't lose you a point!
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Old Nov 5 2006, 07:28 AM   #31
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Is it acceptable to add a note next to the answer?
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Only as a separate appendix, Spiff. NOT in the answer list!
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Old Nov 5 2006, 04:54 PM   #33
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I just can't wait for the scores to be put up or sent out and to see how I did:
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2. Not to bad
3. So bad that I
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75 questions done. I don't know if I will finish. I have sleep, work, kids and a meeting I think. *sigh*
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Even if you don't finish, send in what you have by the deadline, just to see how you did!
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Up to about question 82, I am at work now but there is no meeting tonight. So I will work on it after the kids go to bed. That should give me 3 hours. I will send what I have done before or at the deadline, have no fear.
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First answer them all (at a glance) and then go over them one by one again!

That way you can send in a completed one we can score (who knows if you guessed right IF you happen to don't have the time to go over them one by one in the end)!

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