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Title: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Michael Alexander on April 07, 2009, 10:00:34 AM
If you are having any problems with the Quiz, post them in here...as stated earlier, the quiz software is still in the development stage and the developer needs feedback, no matter how small....

 3_8_14
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on April 07, 2009, 10:23:13 AM
The problem I had when setting up the new user's quiz (Namibian Wonders):
When adding a new multiple answer question, there is a box called "answer text" in which I typed the explanation of the right answer.  Below that is four options of possible answers where you mark the correct answer.
Problem - when the quiz was completed, the text from the "answer text box" was added to the four options as a fifth option.  So it shows as another answer!
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Michael Alexander on April 07, 2009, 07:06:52 PM
Here's a reply from smfmodding, the developer of the quiz..

"If there is a connection issue either on their end or your server's end during a quiz then you will obviously get problems, there isn't much I can do about it. If they come out of the quiz then they can continue it at a later time, although they would have missed the opportunity to answer one of the questions.

Now, if you are suggesting everyone is having an issue with a specific question on a quiz, that is entirely different and I can look into that, although I believe your issue is the former?"
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on April 07, 2009, 08:50:38 PM
I dont think it is a connection error.  It happened to me as well, even when the dark blue light was lit on my 3G, which is when connection is at its best.  Found a way to get around it though - just close the window, and go out of the quiz, then come back and carry on where you left off.
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Michael Alexander on April 10, 2009, 11:24:57 AM
Bertie, you ain't alone.... I see on the forum section of the quiz developer that the same problem has been picked up as a bug, should be rectified soon... Thanks
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Cherry (Alcock) on April 11, 2009, 06:57:14 AM
A few of my quiz pages just boot me off after only a few questions & then tell me not completed later. Then tell me I have played the 1 only limit when I try to finish them.
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Michael Alexander on April 11, 2009, 08:20:27 AM
A number of updates have been provided by the developer of the Quiz software, they have been updated on this site.... so Bertie, I think you should be able to create your quiz..... and you should not be getting timeouts on your quiz Cherry...let me know please...

Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on April 11, 2009, 09:10:11 AM
Just had a "time-out" on the last question of the "Easy Rider" quiz.  Then it shows I played it twice, even though it is only allowed once.  I knew the answer to the last question - damn would have had 6/10!  All fun!

Mike, I'll try and add another quiz later today!  Enjoy your worsie on the beach where there's no cheetahs!
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Michael Alexander on April 11, 2009, 09:16:02 AM
Thanks Bertie, I will forward the problem on to the developer.....
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Cherry (Alcock) on April 11, 2009, 10:34:00 AM
Tx Mikey Mike will try
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Diana Rudd (Boehme) on April 11, 2009, 01:44:57 PM
Just had a "time-out" on the last question of the "Easy Rider" quiz.  Then it shows I played it twice, even though it is only allowed once.  I knew the answer to the last question - damn would have had 6/10!  All fun!

Mike, I'll try and add another quiz later today!  Enjoy your worsie on the beach where there's no cheetahs!

This is the same problem I had and still have ....and I am on 3g. I only get to play about 5 of the questions in some of them then when I want to go back and finish it tells me I've already played the game.
Could have got a lot more points.....most irritating.   notfair
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Cherry (Alcock) on April 11, 2009, 01:48:40 PM
Soooo frustrating; about 3 times for me but still great fun!
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Diana Rudd (Boehme) on April 11, 2009, 01:50:14 PM
Yes great fun...but I don't need it when I'm trying to beat your score.  202
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Patricia Lotte on April 12, 2009, 05:57:01 AM
Hey Mike, is it possible to show when new quizzes have been added?
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Cherry (Alcock) on April 12, 2009, 03:08:42 PM
Seems to be a wee competitive spirit going with you, me & Bertie!   image19  image201  image19  Maybe we should have a trivial pursuit evening - up for it you two?

Good idea from Patricia, Mike - would be nice to see which are the newest ones.
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Patricia Lotte on April 12, 2009, 03:46:34 PM
Go away Cherry ... go on holiday or something ... everytime that I manage to get the best score, you pop up and do better. I feel like a complete twit ... yesno
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Cherry (Alcock) on April 12, 2009, 05:00:32 PM
Sorreeee, keep going but we need some new ones; too many sport  ones even tho I like sport! yougogirl
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on April 12, 2009, 06:09:59 PM
Don't throw our Diana away - she's checking us out, and will soon be up at the top again, just watch!
Yes Cherry I agree, I love sport as well, but NFL, etc - no clue at all!
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Michael Alexander on April 12, 2009, 07:42:45 PM
Guys, I hang my head in shame, I have to admit, there are one or two, make that three functions on the quiz,I am still trying to figure out..... I cannot find the enable button for the new quiz's, waiting for a reply from the developer....

Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Diana Rudd (Boehme) on April 12, 2009, 10:25:08 PM
image201  image19  Maybe we should have a trivial pursuit evening - up for it you two?

Oh yes I could do that
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Cherry (Alcock) on April 12, 2009, 11:20:17 PM
Much of the time, it's not the quiz - either I'm dumb or I get lucky with the guessing!  image201 image04 image201
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on April 12, 2009, 11:38:17 PM
In my case, I can only recognize or deduct the answer. Will never be able to answer if you asked me straight!
I do have a problem reading, and from my quiz times that should be obvious.  That's probably why I haven't read any fiction or newspapers in the last 15 years!  Prefer to listen to radio/TV, or study non-fiction on own time.
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: bobbysmith on April 13, 2009, 02:04:08 AM
quiz question---what do you call a dog with no legs
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Patricia Lotte on April 13, 2009, 05:44:11 AM
A hotdog ...  affe-red
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on April 13, 2009, 07:18:25 PM
Lekker upset.  Just got into Cherry's quiz (very nice one!), but only managed to SEE 12 questions of which I could answer 8.  Rest of the time I had the following error messages and problems:
1. Message:  "Problem getting question, trying again."   Then it skipped a question.
2. Message:  "Time-out"  at the start of a question, while the timer is still running on the missed question.  If you look at my score, you will see it counted 40 time-outs?!
3. While on question 10 I couldn't remove the error message, or go to ANY other window. It was frozen. I had to restart my computer to get out.

This happened while my 3G reception was optimal, so it couldn't have been my speed/reception.

Pity.  Thanks anyway Cherry, really nice variety of questions!  Hope you throw another one in there!
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Michael Alexander on April 13, 2009, 09:03:58 PM
Bertie, firstly, Sorry for that and second of all, I have posted your comment on the developers forum, to see what reply or suggestions I get..... I already know that he is going to say something along the line that 3 other people played the quiz and never had a timeout issue, but lets wait and see, perhaps somebody else out there in the world using the quiz software has a fix.....

 msn emoticon (68)
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on April 13, 2009, 09:20:48 PM
All OK Mike, I know it's not your problem, your site is still the best ever  -quick and easy to navigate.
Just one thing - the other 3 people who played that specific quiz ( including yourself)- according to the stats, you only had 2 questions? Did you also bomb out?
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Diana Rudd (Boehme) on April 13, 2009, 09:55:18 PM
Lekker upset.  Just got into Cherry's quiz (very nice one!), but only managed to SEE 12 questions of which I could answer 8.  Rest of the time I had the following error messages and problems:
1. Message:  "Problem getting question, trying again."   Then it skipped a question.
2. Message:  "Time-out"  at the start of a question, while the timer is still running on the missed question.  If you look at my score, you will see it counted 40 time-outs?!
3. While on question 10 I couldn't remove the error message, or go to ANY other window. It was frozen. I had to restart my computer to get out.

This happened while my 3G reception was optimal, so it couldn't have been my speed/reception.

Pity.  Thanks anyway Cherry, really nice variety of questions!  Hope you throw another one in there!

THIS IS WHAT I"VE BEEN TRYING TO SAY ALL ALONG......could only played two of Cherry's quiz.....can't get back in to continue.
So it's not just me.    Hello1
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Cherry (Alcock) on April 13, 2009, 11:02:29 PM
Um sorry Diana; posted the quiz the fist time and could only post 2 questions then only added the other 13 today so I think your problem was my fault.  Bertie's problem not y fault though!   image031
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Michael Alexander on April 14, 2009, 07:34:12 AM
Bertie, here is a reply so far from the okie that developed the software.....

"he quiz uses Ajax, so if there is a network issue between the server and the client there may be a timeout. At the moment it should retry is this happens and allow you to retry a number of times. Ultimately you can leave the quiz and then continue it again later, although you will have lost the opportunity to answer the last question - this is a measure to stop cheating.

No idea about the restarting computer issue, coincidence?

On my other board I have had 7470 quizes played and 89603 questions played. Yes, there have been some timeouts but the members realise that it is going to happen occasionally although rarely. Other than that they have not had problems."

The entire Oranjemundonline is hosted on a server in Texas, so there is a first world connection to the site.... at this stage I am still baffled....

 idontknow
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on April 14, 2009, 07:47:14 AM
Thanx Mike.  Well, I have played a lot of the quiz's so I cant really complain.  Just a pity that two of them I really wanted to complete gave me problems.  No problem, I'll carry on playing... love it! 
Cherry, some more, please!  And how about our other players - any ideas for a new quiz?
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Diana Rudd (Boehme) on April 14, 2009, 10:57:25 AM
Ultimately you can leave the quiz and then continue it again later, although you will have lost the opportunity to answer the last question - this is a measure to stop cheating.


Thanx Mike.....but how do I get back into the quizz to continue it....tells me I've already played and won't let me in.
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on April 14, 2009, 11:30:25 AM
Same problem, Diana. The one about "European WAG's" - according to the message I get when I open the quiz home page, is that it is incomplete, but when I click on it, it doesn't want me to play.  Wish I could get that message away....
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Cherry (Alcock) on April 14, 2009, 02:23:03 PM
 image201 That's your perfectionist side coming out Bertie; I have 2 of those "incomplete game messages" and they drive me crazy too 'cos the quiz bot won't let me finish them!   image201
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on April 14, 2009, 03:14:36 PM
 ha ha Ya, Cherry, perfectionist, maybe with a hint of obsessive, and a dash of compulsive in the wings? 
Ag, who's normal anyway?  idontknow
Cant wait to finish work to do another quiz or two!
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Michael Alexander on April 14, 2009, 08:25:34 PM
Ok.... I clicked a button, that thingy that ells you that you have outstanding quizes should be gone.....

 3_8_14
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Cherry (Alcock) on April 15, 2009, 05:21:36 PM
Oh my Bertie jy ken my al te goed!  image201 image201
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on April 15, 2009, 06:26:04 PM
 202  image061  msn emoticon (224)
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Patricia Lotte on April 16, 2009, 09:53:11 AM
I've replied to the first question of the 'World country nicknames' and now it tells me that I can't play as I've already played over the amount allowed ... Do something Mike  pls
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Diana Rudd (Boehme) on April 16, 2009, 10:52:12 AM
I've replied to the first question of the 'World country nicknames' and now it tells me that I can't play as I've already played over the amount allowed ... Do something Mike  pls
I have the same same problem to some of the quizz's. 
Could only answer 7 of Patricias Days of the week quizz the rest of the questions having problems connecting then says I've answered them all.
 3_8_14  3_8_14  3_8_14   3_8_14  3_8_14
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Sylvia Brünner on April 16, 2009, 02:49:14 PM
 3_8_14 I had problems like Diana with the French quizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
I missed a few questions that way. I wanted to beat Cherry, but this way I surely have no change  image061
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Cherry (Alcock) on April 17, 2009, 07:32:49 AM
Uh oh, I sense a verbal whupping coming for you Mikey .....  Talk to your IT dude quick quick, Kelvin needs his daddy!!!

Oh by the way, I'm also peeved with the bot .... 3_8_14 image19 3_8_14  image14 image14 3_8_14 3_8_14..... same problems!
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Michael Alexander on April 17, 2009, 08:31:30 AM
Guys, I think it might be wise, If I suspend the quiz for a few days, till we can sort out the problem..... All in favour?

 yesno
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on April 17, 2009, 09:51:03 AM
I've been lucky with the functioning of the new quiz's. (Not so lucky with my scores, though!).  But if you need to put it on hold, Mike, all OK. Rather have it sorted, I'll play with my toes in the meantime, and set up a few new ones on paper so they can be added when the quiz section is back up.  Don't take too long though - people like me, Cherry, Diana,.... might get up to too much mischief if there's no quizes to do.....  I-T-O  yellocard
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Diana Rudd (Boehme) on April 17, 2009, 09:54:48 AM
I've replied to the first question of the 'World country nicknames' and now it tells me that I can't play as I've already played over the amount allowed ... Do something Mike  pls
did the same here.....yes I think suspend and sort out......BUT you only have 2days Mike. I'm sure Cherry and I won't do to much harm in that time.
Thanx for the quizz section Mike its great fun when I'm not bashing the screen in.  allgood
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: toonfandangl on April 17, 2009, 11:37:33 AM


  chocolate-51         Yeah Michael thanks to all involved in the Quiz make up.

That's when I can get back to it ,the Easter holidays are still going here and we have had the three kids up
since last Thursday, their Mum arrived today and is staying till Sunday with the baby.

All the girls are in this room with the computer.........................Frank     Hot(1) Hot(1) Hot(1)
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Cherry (Alcock) on April 17, 2009, 11:42:43 AM
oooh cold turkey on the quiz - can I do it, can I do it ..... will just have to - go for it Mike!  How abou those of us who are addicts set up quizzes for loading when all back to normal in the meantime --- go for it!
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: SMFModding on April 17, 2009, 12:13:32 PM
Hi,

I am the developer of the Quiz mod. I would like to point out that you will get timeout problems every now and again and the amount of times this happens will depend on your connection between your client and the server. The reason is the quiz uses Ajax to obtain the questions, so if there is a connection problem while you are playing the quiz it will be unable to get the next question. However, the should be a retry mechanism in place and the quiz script should popup a message saying it will retry.

I have this script running on one of my sites that has over 1000 members. This site has 261 quizes installed and these have been played around 8000 times. My members do get timeouts, but very rarely. So I am surprised to see you are having issues over here. Do you have any stats like x% times you play there are timeouts? Is it only happening to certain members? Does it only occur during certain times of the day? Etc?

The issue relating to the quiz saying you have a session to be completed but then it won't let you finish that session as it thinks you have completed it sounds like a bug. If anyone experiences this again could you try and remember the exact steps that occurred to produce this please?

I am glad quite a few of you appear to enjoy the quiz, it is a shame that you are not having a great experience with it at the moment. I can only apologise for the frustration and attempt to assist you in rectifying any issues you may have. In order to do this though I will need as much information as you can provide.

Thanks
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: SMFModding on April 17, 2009, 12:33:24 PM
Oh, and if you have any suggestions for improvement please feel free to contact me.
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on April 17, 2009, 04:02:00 PM
@ "SMFModding" - Thanx for the trouble!  We love the quiz program, hiccups and all.  We're not really complaining and I do understand that something this new and in the developing stages will need some work.
We'll keep playing and I will write down any observations when some unexplained problem shows its face again and post it here for you.
Thanx again for your hard work!  msn emoticon (9)  cheers
Cherry & Di, if the stress gets too much, phone me, we'll ask each other dumb questions just to stay in touch with the quiz experience!
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Michael Alexander on April 17, 2009, 04:46:06 PM
Thanks SMFModding, for popping in and letting everyone know whats happening, it's a great piece of software that he has developed.... obviously all new mods have hiccups..... I sat next to my father, Jock who played two quizes.....no problems at all......

thanks
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Diana Rudd (Boehme) on April 17, 2009, 05:22:17 PM
 thnx
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Cherry (Alcock) on April 17, 2009, 05:55:25 PM
@ "SMFModding" as well - ditto on Bertie's comments - love the quiz - bugs 'n all!  Tx to you and Mikey Mike for the trouble!  BTW your nick sounds like a swearword!  image201 image201
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: SMFModding on April 17, 2009, 06:39:35 PM
@ "SMFModding" as well - ditto on Bertie's comments - love the quiz - bugs 'n all!  Tx to you and Mikey Mike for the trouble!  BTW your nick sounds like a swearword!  image201 image201


cheers
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on April 18, 2009, 03:00:54 PM
I haven't had any problems lately.  Enjoying the quiz section very much!  Can I post two suggestions for SMF Modding to consider here?  Both have to do with setting up a new "user's quiz":

1. Basic editing option would be nice, for instance "Bold/Italic/Underline".  It would be easier to hi lite keywords and/or put quotations or scientific names in italics.

2. When a quiz has been set up, it would be nice to have a "preview" page, with the questions and answers on the same page, maybe next to each other to check if they are correct before submitting.  At present I have to click on the "edit" tab next to each question one at a time and then go back to see if the answers are ticked correctly.
 23_11_61  thnx
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Cherry (Alcock) on April 18, 2009, 04:26:12 PM
Nice suggestions Bertie; also and probably a bit of a challenge - anyway to show when you go to the main board to see what quizzes you've already played?
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on April 18, 2009, 06:46:18 PM
Yes, good suggestion Cherry!  Now there's 3 suggestions for our boffins to have sleepless nights over...

Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Michael Alexander on April 19, 2009, 08:32:08 AM
Handed it over to SMFModding..... thanks for the quizzes you two...keep 'em coming, I will add a few later today......

Is it just me, but is this quiz flowing a bit better these days?

 allgood
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Cherry (Alcock) on April 19, 2009, 10:03:52 AM
Seems to be working like a charm Mike - thanks muchly to you an dthe nice man with the swearword name! image04 image201
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on April 19, 2009, 10:14:51 AM
I had a slight hic-up when I tested my own quiz - had a few time-outs.  Might have been the reception though, it's raining at the moment.  Otherwise, yes it seems to be flowing smoothly...

One more suggestion - When one creates a new quiz, can the new title you just created be placed in the "title" box by default when you start with setting up the questions?   At the moment it shows the previous title you created. I had to re-do four questions of my latest quiz for they were added to an old quiz that has been submitted already, so there were no way of editing it back to the right (new) topic - a submitted quiz can not be opened to edit.
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Diana Rudd (Boehme) on April 19, 2009, 03:25:13 PM
Flowing very nicely...much better. I just had a hic cup with the Wielie Walie and a food and beverage ones loaded to-day. Only let me answer a few and can't get back in to finish. Otherwise much better.
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: SMFModding on April 21, 2009, 02:19:52 PM
FYI, there are a couple of newer versions that are available and some requests have been addressed in them

http://www.smfmodding.com/index.php?topic=358
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on April 24, 2009, 07:34:28 AM
Mike, can you check on Cherry's "Survival Quiz"?  Same thing happened again - some of the answers and their explanation texts differ.  If you want an example I can give it by PM, dont want to spoil the quiz by placing an answer here.

I'm also going to forward a few new quizes later tonight and over the weekend.  Cherry get ready, I'm going to submit at least 5 ones for you guys to try!

If anybody should see something like this happening where my "answer description" is not the same as the option given as the "correct" answer, please let me know! That way we can work out where the problem comes in.
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Michael Alexander on April 24, 2009, 08:55:51 AM
Thanks Bertie, I picked up three multiple choices in the wrong spot... Sorry about that...   msn emoticon (68)
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on April 24, 2009, 10:26:10 AM
Ok, Mike, now wave that magic wand of yours and add the three points to my score!
 msn emoticon (224)  allgood
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Diana Rudd (Boehme) on April 24, 2009, 10:33:16 AM
...and mine.    pls
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Michael Alexander on April 24, 2009, 11:16:42 AM
Er....Uhm..I er..lost the wand.... ask cherry to give you two some of her massed points...

 :wow1:
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on April 24, 2009, 11:56:03 AM
@ Diana, I think with the psycho trauma we went through being told that our answers were wrong and that we are idiots while we actually DO have some healthy brain cells left, we should get at least FIVE points. Agree?

Let's call Cherry,  all together now.... on the tune of Wielie Walie:  one, two, three,..
"Bytjie blaas en ons moet sing,
   Cherry sal jy vir ons die puntjies bring?..."
 catmusic
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Michael Alexander on April 24, 2009, 01:21:50 PM
Mmmh! CHerry is very very very very  very very very very  very very very very  very very very very  quiet today!!!!!!!!!!   are-you-there
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on April 24, 2009, 01:40:15 PM
I think Cherry is using her holiday time to set up some more nice quizzes!
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Cherry (Alcock) on April 24, 2009, 04:38:04 PM
Oh ha ha you lot! Had to go to work - very stressful day but landed up having a very nice lunch with SandyB and Paul (and Hans) so all better now!  Not so much that I'm giving you my points though!   :nono1:  May just post a quiz or two today again!
Title: Re: Problems With the Quiz?
Post by: Bertie Horak on May 24, 2009, 10:54:52 AM
Mike, could you perhaps swoosh your magic wand over my quiz home page? There's a message that I haven't completed your "Mike's Bands from the Awesome 80's" quiz that I haven't completed it, but it doesn't allow me to finish. Just to get the message away, pleeeease!