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slx 05-01-2011 11:18 PM

Quiz Error? (Send us your feedback)
 
:o

:protest: and once again... :protest:

i know the correct answer for quiz of the day today and i gave the answer to the quiz and it didn't accept it!!! :no:

this was the fifth or sixth time that this has happened to me. :cry:

why does it happen? :sos:

if someone says i'm only kidding, the today correct answer is 'A MAGICAL MYSTERY GAME'! :facts:
:hammer:

DarthHelmet86 06-01-2011 02:33 AM

Yep seems to be another Quiz error, it happens sometimes when the site decides to play funny games with us. There are good reasons for why it does them but I can't remember what they are, something to do with two versions of the node and the Quiz looking for the old one, but the drop down giving the new one.

I searched the game, found the screenshot, got the name from the drop down and was Incorrect. Just so people know.

Oh and does someone want to edit that name out so that if this does get fixed it's not sitting there. :p

Finn MacCool 06-01-2011 04:40 PM

there's also another possible error that has to do with the quiz:
the current screenshot can be found under both "xxx" and "xxx".

dosraider 06-01-2011 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Finn MacCool (Post 420132)
...the current screenshot can be found under
both "xxx" and "xxx".

Nope.
I know which games you mean and: no, the zcreenies ain't the same.
There is one detail in today's quiz sceenie that can tell you which game is the correct one.
And yes, if you input the correct game name, you get your PoE (as yours truly did, of course)

Tomorrow I'll post a pic with the difference and how to determine about what game the quiz was about.

Quote:

Originally Posted by DarthHelmet86 (Post 420097)
Yep seems to be another Quiz error, it happens sometimes when the site decides to play funny games with us. There are good reasons for why it does them but I can't remember what they are, something to do with two versions of the node and the Quiz looking for the old one, but the drop down giving the new one.

I searched the game, found the screenshot, got the name from the drop down and was Incorrect. Just so people know.

Oh and does someone want to edit that name out so that if this does get fixed it's not sitting there. :p

... Nope Darth, it's not a quiz error, and you got the wrong screenshot.
No need to edit the game name or anything, you screwed up, not the quiz.

Finn MacCool 06-01-2011 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dosraider (Post 420144)
Nope.
I know which games you mean and: no, the zcreenies ain't the same.
There is one detail in today's quiz sceenie that can tell you which game is the correct one.

ahhh, there's a tiny red dotted line in one of them - never mind.

slx 06-01-2011 09:25 PM

thanks the answers!

dosraider 06-01-2011 10:06 PM

Fury has a dot path line, Pac in time has a small Pacman thingie in the screenie.
http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/6043/pacfury.th.png
Not the same, capiche? :p

DarthHelmet86 07-01-2011 01:39 AM

TA pointed out why this game has the screenshot on two games, and thats fine....if a little odd. Makes the quiz a little bit harder. :p

marko river 08-01-2011 10:38 PM

There are also issues with oldwarez list that may get in the way with quiz... just so you know.

slx 08-01-2011 11:45 PM

again...
 
:o
and today again... :omg:
i had known the correct answer again and i got the same error sign again! :wacko:
:no:

kemo 09-01-2011 02:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slx (Post 420260)
:o
and today again... :omg:
i had known the correct answer again and i got the same error sign again! :wacko:
:no:

Yep, I got it "wrong" too.

partsi 09-01-2011 06:03 AM

Me too... :no:

Szilvio 09-01-2011 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kemo (Post 420271)
Yep, I got it "wrong" too.

Mee too !!! :lynch:

But somebody saying above, that very similar screenshot can be found at an another game and clone, and that is the correct answer... We'll see tommorrow...

slx 09-01-2011 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Szilvio (Post 420324)
Mee too !!! :lynch:

But somebody saying above, that very similar screenshot can be found at an another game and clone, and that is the correct answer... We'll see tommorrow...

Yes, you have to use the magnifier to see correctly the pictures.
AND...
the today quiz really interest me!

Mystvan 09-01-2011 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Szilvio (Post 420324)
Mee too !!! :lynch:

But somebody saying above, that very similar screenshot can be found at an another game and clone, and that is the correct answer... We'll see tommorrow...

I answered correctly (Oliver and Company), but I didn't get my PoE. :( :headslap:

Finn MacCool 09-01-2011 10:37 PM

did you use copy&paste or autocomplete?
also, i seem to remember that "oliver and company" used to be spelled with a "&". could it be that this wasn't changed everywhere?

DarthHelmet86 09-01-2011 10:53 PM

Oliver and Company was changed from & due to it being a bugged Screenshot before. Guess the bug is still there somewhere. These things happen guys, not much we can do about them. If you really want some PoEs send in a review for a game. We need reviews for a lot of games waiting to get onsite.

Have a look Here! for some you might like to do.

Mystvan 09-01-2011 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Finn MacCool (Post 420338)
did you use copy&paste or autocomplete?
also, i seem to remember that "oliver and company" used to be spelled with a "&". could it be that this wasn't changed everywhere?

Both of them. First, I use Copy&Paste and Autocomplete afterwards.

I don't know why, but the quiz never accepts any answer with "&":

Oliver & Company;
Skull & Crossbones;
etc.

I know only (?) one person who gets his/her PoE (how???)... But I wonder if he will give us hint (secret technique)... *puppy eyes* :whistling:

slx 09-01-2011 11:16 PM

:mhh:
I gave the correct answer yesterday :mischief: and I wrote only 'oliv' under the quiz and Abandonia gave me the full name of the game and accept the 'Oliver and Company'. After this I clicked on 'Guess!' !
:whops:

slx 26-01-2011 10:19 PM

oh...
and once again...
:cry:

Mystvan 26-01-2011 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slx (Post 421688)
oh...
and once again...
:cry:

Don't worry. If you refresh / reload AB main page, you can answer again. :OK:

I wonder how we can get our beloved PoE... I know there is only, only a AB member who can always get his PoE with no problems. His username starts the letter D... :( :cry: :crybaby:

BTW, I am currently using Opera, Firefox and SeaMonkey. :sick:

rabadi 26-01-2011 11:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slx (Post 421688)
oh...
and once again...
:cry:

Yep.

DarthHelmet86 27-01-2011 04:12 AM

If you guys really...really want to get PoEs then Translate, write reviews, make screenshots for said reviews and provide games that we don't have or extras for games.

All of those give you way more PoEs then the daily quiz.

Andras78 27-01-2011 05:24 AM

I do not understand why the Quiz has error many times, today I had a correct answer and the answer was Unfortunatelly, blablabla...
So? It could be work well or do I calculate with this in the future?
Today answer is **************** and did not accept :( :( :( :(

GTX2GvO 27-01-2011 06:35 AM

Turns out this is one of those games that need to have %26 inserted instead of &. :mhh:

Dave 27-01-2011 09:56 AM

Yup, it must be the "&", I'm sorry guys but I can't "refund" around 150000 users :p, don't take it so seriously, sometimes the answer is on the screen and the quiz is very easy, sometimes it's impossible to guess (literally) :p
We will try to solve the problem though, thank you for reporting it.

P.s. the %26 worked.

slx 27-01-2011 10:12 PM

yeah yeah...
i knew the right answer :omg:
and
the automated quiz master didn't accept it! :o
:cry:
sniff-sniff

oh master :eww:, why do you do this with us?

i'm gonna fight :guybrush: for my poeights!

:hihihi:

rabadi 27-01-2011 11:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DarthHelmet86 (Post 421703)
If you guys really...really want to get PoEs then Translate, write reviews, make screenshots for said reviews and provide games that we don't have or extras for games.

Naaah... I do not want the PoEs that badly. I am just obsessed with the daily quiz, you know, like one of those guys who think that answering the daily quiz is as important as brushing your teeth :D

Andras78 28-01-2011 05:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rabadi (Post 421767)
Naaah... I do not want the PoEs that badly. I am just obsessed with the daily quiz, you know, like one of those guys who think that answering the daily quiz is as important as brushing your teeth :D

yes, it is really important thing for me every day !!! :pwnd:

Ohne Mitleid 28-01-2011 05:47 AM

It is not really all that important to me (lie). I do enjoy the minor sense of puzzle solving %26 getting PoEs accredited for answering correctly %26 listing things off that have '%26' in the sentences. :mischief:

I do value the residual side effects of the quiz though. There are so many more games out there that I never would have even known about if I had not looked at them while searching for the answer to the Daily Quiz

Mystvan 29-01-2011 12:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 421724)
Yup, it must be the "&", I'm sorry guys but I can't "refund" around 150000 users :p, don't take it so seriously, sometimes the answer is on the screen and the quiz is very easy, sometimes it's impossible to guess (literally) :p
We will try to solve the problem though, thank you for reporting it.

P.s. the %26 worked.

Thanks, M. Yoda. But I am pretty sure I answered with %26 at that time (last year?) and got nothing. I think the name was Skull & Crossbones... :headslap:

slx 03-03-2011 11:30 PM

and it happend today... again! :(

rabadi 03-03-2011 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slx (Post 423915)
and it happend today... again! :(

Yep, probably something to do with the number...

Andras78 04-03-2011 07:23 AM

Today, again :(
problems with the numbers... :sucks:

Dave 04-03-2011 11:39 AM

Yes, some numbers and special characters it seems :mhh:

Unfortunately we can't do much, we reported the problem many times but they haven't solved it, and I don't have access to the source code so I can't even try to patch it.
I hope soon or later we will find a solution, sorry for the inconvenience guys.

Ohne Mitleid 04-03-2011 12:52 PM

Some Daily Quiz error info (?)
 
After a little research, it turns out it has to do with URL encoding. It just means that certain characters need to be converted to a different code before they can be transmitted over the Internet.
"...Only alphanumerics [0-9a-zA-Z], the special characters "$-_.+!*'()," [not including the quotes - ed], and reserved characters used for their reserved purposes may be used unencoded within a URL."
You can get a list and read more about it if you want. It's kind of interesting (to me, at least) and to "Oliver+%26+Company ". Isn't "Skull+%26+Crossbones" the symbol for Piracy or Poison (death to the quiz, in this case).

It still doesn't fully explain why today's damaged tissue (lesion) didn't register. Perhaps this was the time it was damaged after the last quiz trauma. Wasn't that the fifth or so such incident?:sneaky:

I guess it really has little to do with the actual quiz itself, just something to be on the lookout for in the future. I'm going to view this just like it is another buggy game. Now that I know what the bug is, I know what to look out for in the future.;)

Dave 05-03-2011 11:29 AM

Interesting diagnosis Ohne :mhh:

This could really help, don't know when but at least know we know more about it :OK:

Luchsen 05-03-2011 11:58 AM

No offense, but we knew that already. Better said, we knew that it is a little bit different. URL encoding is not the problem (spaces work, for instance) but the solution. The & is parsed as AND so we have to replace it by %26. For 7th Legion I thought that the problem could be that it was 7th Legion, The in the past. Tests via dummy accounts didn't confirm that, though.

Ohne Mitleid 05-03-2011 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Luchsen (Post 424074)
No offense, but we knew that already. Better said, we knew that it is a little bit different. URL encoding is not the problem (spaces work, for instance) but the solution. The & is parsed as AND so we have to replace it by %26. For 7th Legion I thought that the problem could be that it was 7th Legion, The in the past. Tests via dummy accounts didn't confirm that, though.

Forum is supposed to be about open discussion, emphasis on open. To me, this means listening to others is just as important is spouting out my own opinions. So...

From "The Tick" (paraphrased):
Arthur (?): No offense intended, Tick.
Tick: No offense comprehended.

If "we" already knew that, then I was not a member of the "we" when that happened. I knew something about the ampersand (&), but couldn't remember the number needed to replace it, so I tried looking it up on the Internet.

I didn't know anything about the The for 7th Legion, but that just leads me to believe it is possible that the data for that entry exists in two places in two different forms. If that were true, a == would never be possible since the information doesn't match itself.

I'm still trying to figure out why it accepts spaces which, according to theory, should technically be %20, but they show up as plus signs (+) in the URL. It's an opportunity for more knowledge and a learning experience for me, so I thought I would share what I discovered on the way.

Anyway, I was just looking at it from the viewpoint of a puzzle to be solved. I've heard that if you aren't part of the solution, you are part of the problem. This might not always be true, but it didn't feel right to me to constantly complain about not getting my PoE for the Daily Quiz errors without trying to do at least a little bit of research as to why.

The game is afoot kind of thing, you know? Hmm... there is no Sherlock Holmes smilie... :huh:

Luchsen 05-03-2011 03:08 PM

It accepts spaces because the quiz has nothing to do with URLs. It's a JavaScript application that compares your input with the title of the respective game. Either the JavaScript sees the ampersand as an operator or the site stores the ampersands in game titles as & or %26 to avoid an operator or an HTML error for other instances.


And to quote your link:
Quote:

Originally Posted by your link
URL encoding normally replaces a space with a + sign.

...so it would even accept spaces if it would use the URL because the URLs have spaces in the raw data, but I hope it doesn't use the URLs - that would be ... beyond words.

Ohne Mitleid 05-03-2011 10:39 PM

Thank you, I can see that now. :OK:
Javascript, PHP, URI encoding, URL encoding, not talking to each other in the same computer language... bleh. As I said though, a learning process.

Just out of curiosity, did anyone check "The 7th Legion" or "Seventh Legion" with the dummy accounts? It doesn't really matter in the long run, just interesting to me.

Luchsen 06-03-2011 11:34 AM

It's a learning vacuum. I've read a 1000-page PHP instruction and forgot approximately 999 pages. For HTML, JavaScript and CSS I always use references. I should at least start a notebook for the problem solutions I reach, but I'm to unorganised to do that. *^_^

I did only check "7th Legion, The", "7th Legion%27 The" and "%37th Legion" (for an unlikely problem with a beginning cypher). I didn't think of that the game could have been "The 7th Legion". :doh2: Another cause could be a wrong relation between screenshot and game, but that is unlikely.

slx 25-05-2011 05:33 AM

and today again i entered the correct answer and the 'quiz master' didn't accept it... :oh:
:(

'Why do you make me feel denied?
Always pushing me aside
You do not decide what's wrong or right
TELL ME
WHY am I feeling so much pressure?
Am I searching for the answer?
I'm running out of time
And I hope that I get what I wanted

This time's for real
Is there anything I wanted?
Is there anything I needed?'

Ill Nińo - This time's for real

twillight 25-05-2011 05:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slx (Post 427660)
and today again i entered the correct answer and the 'quiz master' didn't accept it... :oh:
:(

It'd really help to solve the issue if you could tell'em what the problem was. What you typed in, wether there were other formats offered in the alternate box, what is abandonia's format of the title etc.

Ohne Mitleid 25-05-2011 06:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twillight (Post 427661)
It'd really help to solve the issue if you could tell'em what the problem was. What you typed in, wether there were other formats offered in the alternate box, what is abandonia's format of the title etc.

I like the daily quiz. I even made a tool to help me find answers I don't know take less time.

:dislike:Okay. In my case, since I get these "wrong" with the same frequency as the rest who are told they have given the incorrect answer, I'll play along.

For every daily screenshot quiz, I follow these steps:
- Find the game page on site
- double check the screenshot vs. the main page
- select and copy the text from the game's title on the individual game page
- paste the copied name into the quiz form text field
- wait for the drop down response
- verify the correct response matches what I have pasted exactly
- select the response from the list
- verify the response now filled in by the auto-response list matches what I have pasted exactly (since the copy is already in my buffer, it is pasted in a new text window and verified)
- hover my mouse over the submit button
- lean my head back, close my eyes and begin typing things furiously at random until eventually the keyboard buffer overflows or the 'enter' key is pressed
- hope and pray the answer for the day is, by some act of other worldly power, correct

:spyder:
'...Being a bastard works.'

Mystvan 25-05-2011 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ohne Mitleid (Post 427662)
I like the daily quiz. I even made a tool to help me find answers I don't know take less time.

:dislike:Okay. In my case, since I get these "wrong" with the same frequency as the rest who are told they have given the incorrect answer, I'll play along.

For every daily screenshot quiz, I follow these steps:
- Find the game page on site
- double check the screenshot vs. the main page
- select and copy the text from the game's title on the individual game page
- paste the copied name into the quiz form text field
- wait for the drop down response
- verify the correct response matches what I have pasted exactly
- select the response from the list
- verify the response now filled in by the auto-response list matches what I have pasted exactly (since the copy is already in my buffer, it is pasted in a new text window and verified)
- hover my mouse over the submit button
- lean my head back, close my eyes and begin typing things furiously at random until eventually the keyboard buffer overflows or the 'enter' key is pressed
- hope and pray the answer for the day is, by some act of other worldly power, correct

:spyder:
'...Being a bastard works.'

Thanks for the guide, Dungeon Master (or Master Yoda??? :what:)! :kosta:

May the Force be with you! :vader:

Ohne Mitleid 25-05-2011 11:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 427676)
Thanks for the guide, Dungeon Master (or Master Yoda??? :what:)! :kosta:

May the Force be with you! :vader:

I think, making fun of me, you are. Worry, do not. Okay though, it is, master I am not. With you too may the force be, young jedi. Come, a time will, in the future, need it, you will. Yes, hmmm.http://www.yodaspeak.co.uk/yoda-small1.gif

Seriously, I think I may have found a possible cause. Look at the dropdown (entered info today) and tell me there isn't a difference between what I am supposed to be seeing and what actually shows ( Ber muda Triangle). When you select it, it pops in okay, but... :dunno:

dynomutt 26-05-2011 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ohne Mitleid (Post 427685)
I think, making fun of me, you are. Worry, do not. Okay though, it is, master I am not. With you too may the force be, young jedi. Come, a time will, in the future, need it, you will. Yes, hmmm.http://www.yodaspeak.co.uk/yoda-small1.gif

Seriously, I think I may have found a possible cause. Look at the dropdown (entered info today) and tell me there isn't a difference between what I am supposed to be seeing and what actually shows ( Ber muda Triangle). When you select it, it pops in okay, but... :dunno:

Hi there,

I was looking over the forums and I saw your reply. I'm confused -- you were trying to enter Bermuda Syndrome as the correct answer for today's quiz and it was telling you it was incorrect?

Maybe I misread your post but Bermuda Syndrome was yesterday's answer. Today's answer is .... well, I had problems with today's answer as well since .... instead of a "/" in the middle of the name, Abandonia uses a "-" in the middle of the name. (If you try to enter a name with a "\" or a "/", you get an error.)

If I'm off track here .... just ignore the post. :D

Ohne Mitleid 28-05-2011 10:24 PM

For whoever's sake
 
If they want me to just not come here anymore, just block my IP.
Today's failure brought to you by the name of the doctor who fixed the leg of the chump who shot and killed Abe Lincoln. This is the same guy who was eventually surrounded by Union soldiers, and shot by a guy whose first name is the capital of Massachusetts, USA. He died on the porch of a farm that had the same name as the character of the Thief series of video games.

The link points to a site for Thief. The first paragraph mentions Jerry, that's me. Do a search for "loothrough" on Google. It's a walkthrough that shows you where all the loot is in a level. Big deal.

Mystvan 28-05-2011 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ohne Mitleid (Post 427823)
If they want me to just not come here anymore, just block my IP.
Today's failure brought to you by the chump who shot and killed Abe Lincoln.

Hmmm... Maybe because the system is really teasing you... :rolleyes: It is really mean, ugly and dirty, right? :max: Meanie! :crybaby:

Ohne Mitleid 28-05-2011 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 427824)
Hmmm... Maybe because the system is really teasing you... :rolleyes: It is really mean, ugly and dirty, right? :max: Meanie! :crybaby:

I think it might be more fun to have a blank form for tomorrow's quiz with no picture. You guess the game and the results for getting it correct are the same as the current quiz, c:wacko:mpletely rand:omg:m.

Mystvan 28-05-2011 11:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ohne Mitleid (Post 427825)
I think it might be more fun to have a blank form for tomorrow's quiz with no picture. You guess the game and the results for getting it correct are the same as the current quiz, c:wacko:mpletely rand:omg:m.

Blank form: :ninja:???

Hmmm... :umm: I have mixed feelings:

• pouting? :rant: :flame: :zoidberg:

• feeling helpless? :sos: :dunno: :eeee:

cdnp 29-05-2011 03:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 427824)
Hmmm... Maybe because the system is really teasing you... :rolleyes: It is really mean, ugly and dirty, right? :max: Meanie! :crybaby:

Maybe the problem is also that the picture in the screenshot quiz is corrupted on the bottom. So technically that is not the picture from M.U.D.S. - Mean Ugly Dirty Sport.

You see the current picture in the screenshot quiz has these lines on the bottomhttp://www.abandonia.com/files/20110529.png

While this is the picture from M.U.D.S.http://www.abandonia.com/files/games/458/MUDS_9.png

cdnp 29-05-2011 03:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 427824)
Hmmm... Maybe because the system is really teasing you... :rolleyes: It is really mean, ugly and dirty, right? :max: Meanie! :crybaby:

Maybe the problem is also that the picture in the screenshot quiz is corrupted on the bottom. So technically that is not the picture from M.U.D.S. - Mean Ugly Dirty Sport.

You see the current picture in the screenshot quiz has these lines on the bottom
http://www.abandonia.com/files/20110529.png
edit (actually this picture won't display in all browsers; sometimes I get the error message: The image "http://www.abandonia.com/files/20110529.png" cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.)

While this is the correct picture from M.U.D.S.
http://www.abandonia.com/files/games/458/MUDS_9.png

issarad 29-05-2011 06:43 AM

Ahh, so because the posted pic is corrupt, we somehow don't get credit for the correct game, regardless? Oh well... it's certainly not the end of the world.

twillight 29-05-2011 08:16 AM

I'm sorry, but there is no picture there at all today! It is really "blank form".

This is not good at all!

Mystvan 29-05-2011 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sockp (Post 427837)
Maybe the problem is also that the picture in the screenshot quiz is corrupted on the bottom. So technically that is not the picture from M.U.D.S. - Mean Ugly Dirty Sport.

You see the current picture in the screenshot quiz has these lines on the bottom
http://www.abandonia.com/files/20110529.png
edit (actually this picture won't display in all browsers; sometimes I get the error message: The image "http://www.abandonia.com/files/20110529.png" cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.)

While this is the correct picture from M.U.D.S.
http://www.abandonia.com/files/games/458/MUDS_9.png

Hmmm... :umm: I wonder if that picture got corrupted because of the mud... :whistling:

Well, that picture is blurred on the bottom... :doh:

cdnp 29-05-2011 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twillight (Post 427842)
I'm sorry, but there is no picture there at all today! It is really "blank form".

This is not good at all!

As I mentioned in an earlier post. There is actually a picture its just that it is corrupted. Now depending on which browser you use for the internet it might or might not show the corrupted picture.

Which browser do you use?

Quote:

Originally Posted by issarad (Post 427838)
Oh well... it's certainly not the end of the world.

Maybe for you it isn't. Some of us here wait all day just for the quiz counting down the hours, minutes and seconds waiting for the opportunity to earn some more Pieces of Eight. Its the highlight of the day!

Ohne Mitleid 29-05-2011 10:20 PM

Wow, do I ever feel very foolish. Yesterday's quiz was actually something else entirely.

I had 5 billion chances to get it correct and of course, I guessed the one wrong answer. Go figure.:mischief:

Mystvan 29-05-2011 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ohne Mitleid (Post 427880)
Wow, do I ever feel very foolish. Yesterday's quiz was actually something else entirely.

I had 5 billion chances to get it correct and of course, I guessed the one wrong answer. Go figure.:mischief:

Checkmate! :max: :rocks: :kuger:

Mystvan 11-06-2011 10:16 PM

I am not sure, but I guess there is another bug again! :sick: :wall: :hairpull:

Diamondfist 11-06-2011 10:21 PM

Yes, I think you're right.

Mystvan 11-06-2011 10:46 PM

Mathematics quiz: :hairpull: ⇒ http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s...n/77f1f9cf.jpg??? :what: :doh: :whistling:

Hmmm... :umm: Today's hint: :mhh: Victor von Doom laughes while something is bugging Thing: make a mistake in quiz can doom Alicia's hope... :doh: :hypno: :hypno2: :wacko:

Ohne Mitleid 11-06-2011 11:16 PM

I even posted my guess with %28 and %29 and it still didn't work.

Oh well. At least I have some comfort knowing that someone else thought yesterday's answer looked a lot like Mickey Mouse with a dagger in his back.

Mystvan 12-06-2011 12:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ohne Mitleid (Post 428636)
I even posted my guess with %28 and %29 and it still didn't work.

Oh well. At least I have some comfort knowing that someone else thought yesterday's answer looked a lot like Mickey Mouse with a dagger in his back.

Hmmm... Uh-Oh! It seems a friend of Mickey Mouse betrayed him today... :headslap: With a dagger in his back! "Et tu, Brute?" :no: :nono: :sick:

twillight 12-06-2011 06:47 AM

Today's quiz i bugged. The autochoice offers the 3 games from the series, I chose the right title, and it says the guess was incorrect!

Smiling Spectre 12-06-2011 07:28 AM

Another one here. I knew the game, and I selected correct one from auto-guess - and it is "wrong". I suppose, either auto-guess cannot work with very long names/parenthesis, or it's the same for matching part.

slx 12-06-2011 12:25 PM

and today again the quiz master got drunk or something :wacko: and didn't accept the correct answer ...Fantastic...
:(

Ohne Mitleid 12-06-2011 02:20 PM

Fantastic? Hmmm... I was thinking of a different word that starts with the letter 'F'.

My theory, just a theory, is that if you read the review for the game, you will notice the title in the review is always written with an '&' sign. So maybe that was supposed to be like one of the other games. We may as well start a list of past failures:
  • Oliver and Company - & = %26
  • M.U.D.S. - Mean Ugly Dirty Sport - possible bad screenshot?
  • Bermuda Syndrome - possible typo in db?

I'm sure there are others I don't know about or don't remember.

yoga 12-06-2011 05:46 PM

Hungry yog
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ohne Mitleid (Post 428675)
Fantastic? Hmmm... I was thinking of a different word that starts with the letter 'F'.

My theory, just a theory, is that if you read the review for the game, you will notice the title in the review is always written with an '&' sign. So maybe that was supposed to be like one of the other games. We may as well start a list of past failures:
  • Oliver and Company - & = %26
  • M.U.D.S. - Mean Ugly Dirty Sport - possible bad screenshot?
  • Bermuda Syndrome - possible typo in db?
I'm sure there are others I don't know about or don't remember.

Some days I have no quiz at all but for me bigger problem is to find and kill some Screamers to eat after.
Dungeon master of course.
:D

Mystvan 12-06-2011 10:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slx (Post 428670)
and today again the quiz master got drunk or something :wacko: and didn't accept the correct answer ...Fantastic...
:(

Fantastic big bug! :whistling:

Mystvan 12-06-2011 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slx (Post 428670)
and today again the quiz master got drunk or something :wacko: and didn't accept the correct answer ...Fantastic...
:(

Fantastic Four:

• :flame:

• :ninja:

• :tease:

• :zoidberg: / :orangeghost:

KrazeeXXL 13-06-2011 05:41 PM

I'm pretty sure I gave the correct answer as I'm a fan of the series but unfortunately the quiz states my answer was incorrect. (I'm using english version of the hp)

dosraider 13-06-2011 07:31 PM

Todays quiz works fine, you simply screwed up. :bleh3:

KrazeeXXL 14-06-2011 02:05 AM

indeed :wall: ... :doh: ... :lol:

Dave 15-06-2011 12:19 PM

I've solved the problem with Wing Commander II bug, there was a Spanish corrupted translation in the hint list of the quiz.

Wing Commander II - Vengeance of the Kilrathi
Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi (Spanish Corrupted)

Remember to report here all the titles affected by problems and I'll try to do my best to fix them.
Thanks for the feedback :OK:

Edit:
Also fixed today one, happy quiz :)

Ohne Mitleid 15-06-2011 01:16 PM

Thanks Dave...:1stplace:
Now about those Poe...:bounty: (kidding)

Mystvan 15-06-2011 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ohne Mitleid (Post 428844)
Now about those Poe...:bounty: (kidding)

Dave-kun, thank you so much! You are really the best! :dave: :OK: :2thumbs: :kosta: http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s...n/9d65817a.gif

Hmmm... :mhh: Nice Idea! Aha! Yippee! :idea: :doh: :clap: :whistling: :perv: A compensation for material and moral damages suffered. :eeee: :cry: :crybaby: :sad: :byesad:

Mystvan 16-06-2011 02:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ohne Mitleid (Post 428675)
Fantastic? Hmmm... I was thinking of a different word that starts with the letter 'F'.

My theory, just a theory, is that if you read the review for the game, you will notice the title in the review is always written with an '&' sign. So maybe that was supposed to be like one of the other games. We may as well start a list of past failures:
  • Oliver and Company - & = %26
  • M.U.D.S. - Mean Ugly Dirty Sport - possible bad screenshot?
  • Bermuda Syndrome - possible typo in db?

I'm sure there are others I don't know about or don't remember.

7th Legion

Skull & Crossbones

Ohne Mitleid 20-06-2011 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 428875)

I don't know if this counts as an error or not (at least not for the quiz) but today's Daily Screenshot Quiz game is linked in the actual game as a category that it does not show up in when selected from the drop down. I think I confused myself with that sentence.:wacko:

Mystvan 21-06-2011 04:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ohne Mitleid (Post 429143)
I don't know if this counts as an error or not (at least not for the quiz) but today's Daily Screenshot Quiz game is linked in the actual game as a category that it does not show up in when selected from the drop down. I think I confused myself with that sentence.:wacko:

Boom the bugs! :OK: :2thumbs:

http://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s...n/d27bed0c.pnghttp://i511.photobucket.com/albums/s...n/08f93de1.png

Mystvan 12-07-2011 10:09 PM

Unfortunately, it seems there is another bug today. :headslap:

Mystvan 12-07-2011 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 428838)
I've solved the problem with Wing Commander II bug, there was a Spanish corrupted translation in the hint list of the quiz.

Wing Commander II - Vengeance of the Kilrathi
Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi (Spanish Corrupted)

Remember to report here all the titles affected by problems and I'll try to do my best to fix them.
Thanks for the feedback :OK:

Edit:
Also fixed today one, happy quiz :)

Hmmm... It seems today's daily screenshot quiz has a bug too. :( Well, I guess there is no problem telling today's screenshot: Lemmings 2 - The Tribes.

Thanks. :OK:

slx 12-07-2011 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 430636)
Hmmm... It seems today's daily screenshot quiz has a bug too. :( Well, I guess there is no problem telling today's screenshot: Lemmings 2 - The Tribes.

Thanks. :OK:

you are right about the quiz!
but i don't say a thanks for the bug...

Smiling Spectre 17-07-2011 07:28 AM

Dave, today's quiz exposed two more games:

[removed] - See twillight's post below. ~Luchsen

twillight 17-07-2011 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 430889)
Dave, today's quiz exposed two more games:

**** (I personally thinks, this is right name, but Abandonia uses different rules :)

*****

There is no problem with today's quizz. There are two form of choice because of the "The" tag, but if you compare the names with the Abandonia-version (english interface), the solution is correct.

But there is certainly no such problem as the same picture would apply to more then one game!

Please never tell the solution of the Daily Quiz on its day, even if you think the answer is incorrect!!! (And it IS correct today.)

Smiling Spectre 17-07-2011 12:29 PM

Quote:

Dave, today's quiz exposed two more games:

[removed] - See twillight's post below. ~Luchsen
Hmm. I thought, everyone knows main hero, and there is only two games with it anyway. And both cited games are not correct answers. Uh, ok.

I suppose, you wasn't copied this reply to Dave, Luchsen? Ok. As I don't remember it too, then I will contact Dave directly tomorrow...

Dave 17-07-2011 12:31 PM

I saw the post and I'll give it a look, but yes please, it's important to report bugs but it's better to wait the day after because if it's a false positive the fun of the game is ruined.

If you are not sure just send me (or to one of the crew) a PM adding the screenshot and what you think the problem is. :OK:

[edit]
If you add the same title of the game page you'll answer correctly, however there are two entries that can trick people, I'll try to remove them if possible.

Dave 18-07-2011 12:25 PM

Found the problem, one fixed and I'm fixing the other :)

It's a problem of unsynchronized translations.

Finn MacCool 27-08-2011 10:07 PM

it seems like there's once again a problem with the current picture.

slx 27-08-2011 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Finn MacCool (Post 433002)
it seems like there's once again a problem with the current picture.

You're right, I saw it too! :(
The correct answer is in the picture... :bleh1:

The Coop 28-08-2011 01:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slx (Post 433006)
You're right, I saw it too! :(
The correct answer is in the picture... :bleh1:

Too bad the quiz doesn't think it's the right answer.

tritone 28-08-2011 02:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Coop (Post 433008)
Too bad the quiz doesn't think it's the right answer.

Yeah, usually if I pick the correct answer from the popup that appears as you type, I'll have the best shot at getting it right (correct spacing, punctuation, etc.)

But not today! :(

rabadi 28-08-2011 03:29 AM

Well, it happens. It is not the first time, and surely is not the last.

Finn MacCool 28-08-2011 09:53 AM

i know, but if we don't say anything, the people in charge have no chance to fix the game's entry.

cdnp 28-08-2011 11:22 AM

I am waiting to see if it will still be fixed today so that I could possibly still get the 5 POE.

underdog 29-08-2011 06:47 AM

for me too, theres a bug... one i encountered numerous times... a picture is displayed, clearly identifiable as this or that game... but when i type in the solution, it says "incorrect answer" - like yesterday, the pic was clearly "total eclipse", today it says it was bc's quest for tires... that - excuse the frank words - sucks...

Dave 29-08-2011 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Finn MacCool (Post 433024)
i know, but if we don't say anything, the people in charge have no chance to fix the game's entry.

True, thanks for the report.
Quote:

Originally Posted by sockp (Post 433032)
I am waiting to see if it will still be fixed today so that I could possibly still get the 5 POE.

This can't happen because the quiz "loads" the picture, if it's wrong it will stay wrong for the whole day..
So the modifications become effective the next day :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by underdog (Post 433099)
for me too, theres a bug... one i encountered numerous times... a picture is displayed, clearly identifiable as this or that game... but when i type in the solution, it says "incorrect answer" - like yesterday, the pic was clearly "total eclipse", today it says it was bc's quest for tires... that - excuse the frank words - sucks...

The nodes structures and translations were ok, so I've substituted the screens for Total Eclipse and BC's quest for tires, it's likely that they were corrupted.

Please keep reporting them, we have solved many in the last year :)

underdog 30-08-2011 05:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 433112)
True, thanks for the report.
This can't happen because the quiz "loads" the picture, if it's wrong it will stay wrong for the whole day..
So the modifications become effective the next day :)


The nodes structures and translations were ok, so I've substituted the screens for Total Eclipse and BC's quest for tires, it's likely that they were corrupted.

Please keep reporting them, we have solved many in the last year :)

ok, sounds good (while i still dont quite understand what causes the prob, its good to see someone DOES, and even better, someone does something about it!)

apart from the occasional bug in the quiz, keep up the great work, guys!

Smiling Spectre 04-09-2011 11:05 PM

Dave, it happens again. :) I am double-checked each picture, it was only one answer - and it says wrong. Check spelling of auto-fill, please, I think, it was spaces in the begin... but I can be wrong.

---addition---
Ooops, forget it. :) It seems, I was lucky to answer just when "site's day" was changing, so now it appears that I answered on today's quiz not yesterday "Moonstone". :)

Dave 05-09-2011 08:34 AM

It worked for me today, yes, maybe you answered during the switch of the picture. :)

cdnp 11-09-2011 10:07 PM

What happens at the GMT+2 changeover of the screenshot quiz?
Today I got a gif file http://www.abandonia.com/files/20110912.gif
http://www.abandonia.com/files/20110912.gif
at exactly GMT+2 which is from
spoiler
but a minute later came the png file which is currently there
http://www.abandonia.com/files/20110912.png
and when I answered the game that it came from I was ruled correct.

Dave 11-09-2011 10:45 PM

I can't tell you for sure, but it looks like a load glitch during the changeover.
Sorry but I can't do much for that, the code may have little problems, but which code is perfect? :)

BTW we have started to update all game nodes too reduce quiz errors, it will take lot of time but the result is guaranteed.

cdnp 12-09-2011 12:26 AM

I just wonder though because it is still on the server the Abandonia server the picture of http://www.abandonia.com/files/20110912.gif in addition to the current quiz photo of http://www.abandonia.com/files/20110912.png
Both are currently active links for the date of 2011-09-12.

Dave 12-09-2011 04:51 PM

Interesting, I will give it a look, they have the same filename but I suspect it's a matter of different file type (.png and .gif)

Dave 13-09-2011 11:26 AM

I've replaced Quarantine II screenshots, it is possible that they were the source of the glitch because of their wrong format and wrong filename.
If you notice something else let me know, thanksfor the report :)

cdnp 14-09-2011 08:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 433880)
I've replaced Quarantine II screenshots, it is possible that they were the source of the glitch because of their wrong format and wrong filename.
If you notice something else let me know, thanksfor the report :)

Well, if you consider a .gif a wrong format, you still have tens of games on the site with .gifs or .jpg as their picture format instead of .png and even one game (Gobliiins) with .bmp as its picture format.

If you would like, I can give you a detailed list.

Dave 14-09-2011 09:26 AM

Thanks, it's a nice idea, I will definitely give it a look. :)

However I think the problem was a mix of two events, the different format and the name of the node that was edited from Quarantine II to Quarantine II - Road Warrior, but the screenshots kept the old name.

cdnp 14-09-2011 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 433920)
Thanks, it's a nice idea, I will definitely give it a look. :)

However I think the problem was a mix of two events, the different format and the name of the node that was edited from Quarantine II to Quarantine II - Road Warrior, but the screenshots kept the old name.

O.K.

Here is a partial list so far through letter "B". Let me know if its any help and if you would like me to check the rest.
List

Dave 15-09-2011 09:10 AM

It looks like the problem occurs with .gifs that are recognized as .pngs

For example:
Back to the Future Part II

If you try to save the 8th picture you'll see a file named:
Back to the Future Part II_8.gif.png

However .jpgs pictures are ok, same for animated gifs.

It would be great to have a detailed list, but it will probably take lot of time for you to prepare.

cdnp 15-09-2011 02:04 PM

It did take a lot of time to prepare but I am somewhat obsessed with the screenshot quiz.

Here is a complete list of the Games that have pictures with a file extension of the Graphics Interchange Format (gif). I marked off those that download correctly as a .gif
List


One other thing that I noticed while checking through the screenshots. There are a few games whose screenshots names no longer match the game's names.
For example; The screenshots of Bust-A-Move are named Puzzle Bobble and the screenshots of Black Monday are named Stock Market - The Game.
There are others that have only a part of the game's name like the screenshots of (Games - Winter Challenge, The) are named just Winter Challenge and the screensots of Denarius Avaricius Sextus are named just Avaricius. I hope that they wont cause problems with the daily screenshot quiz.

Smiling Spectre 16-09-2011 06:44 AM

Checked Back to the Future and 5th fleet. Well, it's really png. Why it named "gif"?.. But non-consistent names, I think, means more...

Dave, is there way for you to check game dirs directly, not through "common" interface? It could be much faster, I think...

Dave 16-09-2011 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sockp (Post 433975)
It did take a lot of time to prepare but I am somewhat obsessed with the screenshot quiz.

One other thing that I noticed while checking through the screenshots. There are a few games whose screenshots names no longer match the game's names.
For example; The screenshots of Bust-A-Move are named Puzzle Bobble and the screenshots of Black Monday are named Stock Market - The Game.
There are others that have only a part of the game's name like the screenshots of (Games - Winter Challenge, The) are named just Winter Challenge and the screensots of Denarius Avaricius Sextus are named just Avaricius. I hope that they wont cause problems with the daily screenshot quiz.

Thanks for the list, I'll start ASAP, but please don't be obsessed by the quiz, it's a game after all. :p

The discrepancy of names can cause problems and glitches, the source of the problem is that a title was modified but the page wasn't updated accordingly.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 433989)
Checked Back to the Future and 5th fleet. Well, it's really png. Why it named "gif"?.. But non-consistent names, I think, means more...

Dave, is there way for you to check game dirs directly, not through "common" interface? It could be much faster, I think...

I don't think it's such a serious problem, I guess it's the result of multiple edits, substitutions and maybe systems modifications performed by technicians during these years. And no, I can't access the folders where screenshots are stored. We must use the interface to delete/modify them.
I can solve it easily, just need the time and your patience :)

I'll keep you updated, here you can see my progress:

List of Progress

cdnp 16-09-2011 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 433997)
The discrepancy of names can cause problems and glitches, the source of the problem is that a title was modified but the page wasn't updated accordingly.

After you finish modifying the screenshots from this list would you like another list of the games which have a discrepancy of names.

Also I see that the new 5th fleet screenshot has the name including the added ", The" (like the current name of the game on Abandonia) but the other screenshots are just named 5th fleet without the ", The" and there are many other games on Abandonia that have similar minor discrepancies. Does that affect the quiz?

Dave 16-09-2011 01:10 PM

It could affect the quiz, yes please, once done with the first replacement I will look into that secondary problem.

But can you explain me why you need 3 accounts to post here?
I understand one could be for testing the quiz but aren't we exaggerating a bit?

Edit:
[The accounts will be merged]

From now on I'll leave normal .gifs screenshots as they are, the system recognize .gif as a correct format and it's pointless to substitute them with pngs.

I'll just substitute the .gif.png files which are the real source of glitches.

Smiling Spectre 17-09-2011 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 434005)
I'll just substitute the .gif.png files which are the real source of glitches.

Err... Dave, I think, it's correct .png, that named .gif for some reason. I.e. it's "asdf.gif", but actually it is "asdf.png" inside. Not .gif.png. :) This extension appears only if you'll try to save it in browser that already recognized "true" format. So you need only to rename file back to .png, not substitute it.

Of course, if it's was exactly what you means, I am utterly sorry. :)

Dave 18-09-2011 10:44 PM

Sure I meant that, I'm just reuploading them removing the .gif part to be sure.
It is working as far as I know, I've verified every node I edited :)

cdnp 19-09-2011 01:44 AM

Hello again.

Here is an enormous list of screenshots that don't match the game's name exactly. Most of them will not effect the quiz at all like today's screenshot which has added to its name the words "For Windows" even though it doesn't appear in the Game's name but the quiz worked just fine.
225 games

In my next post I will subdivide that list into similar differences like the addition of ", The" at the end, the change from Arabic numerals to Roman numerals, the addition of a subtitle, etc.

However the following list which is not included in the previous list may affect the screenshot quiz. I have noticed that many of the games on site are missing the appropriate apostrophe, I am guessing that they were removed to avoid problems with the quiz. If so the following games still have the apostrophe or the screenshots are still encoded with a colon.

Boppin' = still has the apostrophe.
Chip's Challenge = still has the apostrophe.
Corridor 7: Alien Invasion = still has the colon encoded in the screenshots.
Dragon's Lair - Escape from Singe's Castle = still has the apostrophe.
Fool's Errand, The = still has the apostrophe.
King Arthurs K.O.R.T. Deluxe - the screenshots still have the apostrophe.
L'Empereur = still has the diacritic.
Maker's Matchup = still has the apostrophe.
Mario's Game Gallery = still has the apostrophe.
Montezuma's Return = still has the apostrophe.
Motocross (aka Suzuki's RM250 Motocross) = still has the apostrophe.
Nobunaga's Ambition = still has the apostrophe.
Nobunaga's Ambition II = still has the apostrophe.
Pharaoh's Tomb = still has the apostrophe.
Quarky & Quaysoo's Turbo Science = still has the apostrophe
Radix: Beyond the Void = still has the colon encoded in the screenshots.
Scooter's Magic Castle = still has the apostrophe.
Snoopy's Game Club = still has the apostrophe.
SpellCraft - Aspects of Valor = still has the colon encoded in the screenshots.
Starflight 2 - Trade Routes of the Cloud Nebula = still has the colon encoded in the screenshots.
Ultima IV - Quest of the Avatar = still has the colon encoded in the screenshots.
Visions of Aftermath - The Boomtown = still has the colon encoded in the screenshots.
Wing Commander II - Vengeance of the Kilrathi = still has the colon encoded in the screenshots.

I hope that this is helpful.

cdnp 19-09-2011 02:30 AM

O.K.
Here are the lists subdivided by category
Missing the added ", The"
The "The" has been shifted
The Game's name has a subtitle added at the end
The screenshots are named only for the game's subtitle
The screenshots have an extra space in the name
The screenshots have words added at the end
A switch from Roman numerals to Arabic numerals
The screenshots have numerals
All the rest that I don't have the patience to sort anymore today


Please let me know if you would like me to sort the rest of them too.

Dave 19-09-2011 11:44 AM

Thank you for your huge work cdnp! It's enough for the moment.

I'll focus my time on the ".gif issue", after that I'll go ahead with translations update (other source of glitches) and then I'll check if the screenshots that have a different name are a real source of problems.

However another good method which gave good result is keeping an eye on the daily quiz and report me problems, we found and solved many errors during this year :)

cdnp 20-09-2011 12:47 AM

You are welcome.

I am happy to see that one of the corrected screenshots (formerly with a .gif extension) has been successfully used in today's quiz.

Oh. I see too that all of the names of the screenshots of Frogger II - Three Deep have been corrected even those that were always a .png. Well, you can check that one off the lists.

Dave 23-09-2011 12:35 PM

It wasn't easy but now it's done :)

List of Progress


The problem with the file extensions and the corresponding glitches have been solved.
Now I'm going ahead with translations nodes that needs to be updated, this will solve other glitches like different title names and so on.
Thanks for your help cdnp, if you notice other oddities let me know :)

slx 18-10-2011 10:25 PM

and once again...
it doesn't accept the correct answer today...

Dave 19-10-2011 08:27 AM

Ok, I've solved problem.
There were two titles who can lead to a mistake. But the quiz works.
I've deleted your second post, please don't post the answer next time, if you think that there's an error PM me instead.

dosraider 19-10-2011 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slx (Post 435308)
it doesn't accept the correct answer today...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 435321)
But the quiz works.

Indeed, no problem, works fine. XD
(Did the quiz @ 00.10 this morning ....)

slx 19-10-2011 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 435321)
Ok, I've solved problem.
There were two titles who can lead to a mistake. But the quiz works.
I've deleted your second post, please don't post the answer next time, if you think that there's an error PM me instead.

sorry! i won't do it again! but i wanted to prove i know the correct answer! gimme my deserved points!!! :bleh1:

twillight 27-10-2011 04:41 PM

Today's quiz is wrong. I looked up the game, compared the picture, chose the right answer, and still says "unfortunatelly you are wrong".

Dave 27-10-2011 11:32 PM

Thanks for the report twilight, I've found the problem and I've solved another one for Eye of the Beholder 1. :)

There were two similar answers, but one was connected to an outdated translation and was wrong.

Smiling Spectre 28-10-2011 12:10 PM

Wow. If it was EoB3, I was lucky, getting it from first time...

Or you already fix it at that time. :)

cdnp 10-11-2011 10:19 PM

Hello again.
I am concerned about the game node for game 667; Tom & Jerry Cat-astrophe.
It shows up as Tom+%26+Jerry+Cat-astrophe (http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/66...-astrophe.html). I hope that the %26 won't affect the quiz.
Cheers!

Dave 11-11-2011 09:36 AM

We are aware of the problem, and unfortunately it's one of those we haven't solved yet.
It's connected to special characters, especially the "&", but if you add the %26 it works.
Once done with the other fixes I'll try to contact the technician again.

cdnp 23-11-2011 12:10 AM

The game Gobliiins is the only game that has it's screenshots in .bmp format. I hope that it won't impact the daily quiz.

Dave 24-11-2011 12:22 PM

I don't think so, but I can't tell you for sure.
In case of problems I'll gladly substitute them :)

twillight 04-12-2011 08:36 AM

Today's quizz solution is not in the game's database! Discovered by keeping eye on the suggestions, so no hurt yet. Please add it, so we can gain PoE for it today!

dosraider 04-12-2011 09:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twillight (Post 437307)
Today's quizz solution is not in the game's database!....

Que? :huh:
Yes it is, and yes, it works.
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/767...ard01nd.th.png

twillight 04-12-2011 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dosraider (Post 437310)
Que? :huh:
Yes it is, and yes, it works.

Seems the suggestion-box only presents it when ALL characters are in place, and I used the wrong special characters.

dosraider 04-12-2011 09:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twillight (Post 437312)
Seems the suggestion-box only presents it when ALL characters are in place, and I used the wrong special characters.

Que²

I inputted the name and only the first of the 'special' chars and got the right suggestion in the drop box.

So yeah, Que²....

BTW, you best wait till the site is done loading, maybe that's the problem you had? Takes a while to load all the adcrap.

twillight 04-12-2011 10:10 AM

Nope. The site must be flly loaded here t even start typing.

I entered all the letters/numbers, and got no result of the solution. Without any special characters, but the full name, all suggestions went away from the suggestion-box, that's why I assumed the title is not in the database.

cdnp 27-12-2011 10:12 PM

Hello.
Today's quiz's suggestion box offers two choices for the correct game One with arabic numerals and one with roman numerals. Since the game on site currently has roman numerals in the name, I chose the the roman numerals and was marked as correct.

I hope that anyone choosing the correct game with arabic numerals from the dropdown choices in the suggestion box wont be told that they are incorrect.

underdog 02-01-2012 06:41 AM

Happy new year everybody! Got to report the first error, tho (after not being able to log onto the site all day yesterday, but thats a different story - glad you got it fixed!)

So, the error i wanted to report: Todays - positively counter-checked - solution is not in the proposed titles... todays solution has one very iconic word in it, that appears - according to the searchfunction of the site - in 3 games you guys have listed, on of them being todays "screenshot"... but when i enter that very word, theres only the other two games... (i will not, however, post the proper solution, in order to not spoil the game...)

cdnp 02-01-2012 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by underdog (Post 438011)
Happy new year everybody! Got to report the first error, tho (after not being able to log onto the site all day yesterday, but thats a different story - glad you got it fixed!)

So, the error i wanted to report: Todays - positively counter-checked - solution is not in the proposed titles... todays solution has one very iconic word in it, that appears - according to the searchfunction of the site - in 3 games you guys have listed, on of them being todays "screenshot"... but when i enter that very word, theres only the other two games... (i will not, however, post the proper solution, in order to not spoil the game...)

I noticed that too. However I did not report it because the error was in the suggestion box only. Once I put in the name of the game
hint
I was marked as correct and I received 5 POE.

I noticed close to the same problem on Dec. 3 '11 when the correct answer was Frogger (3D) but when I typed in Frogger the suggestion box only offered Frogger and Frogger II - Three Deep. Though when I put in the whole name of Frogger (3D) it was recognized.

underdog 02-01-2012 07:19 PM

ok, tried that one myself now, and, glad to report that, it did work. still, i think its worth reporting. :)

cdnp 02-01-2012 10:09 PM

Oh boy!
From yesterday's partial problem, to today it is even worse.
I put in the correct answer
upside down and backwards
and it said that I was wrong.

Now since it did not accept the correct answer anyways even though I really put in the right answer and I hid my answer under a spoiler warning and only entered it obliquely, I hope that I won't be blamed for ruining the quiz for anyone else.

I really hope that these problems can be fixed soon.

P.S. @underdog I am glad that I was able to be of some help.

underdog 03-01-2012 07:30 AM

:( another error in the game... having put in the proper answer (the pic in the quiz and the pic in the article are a perfect match...), the quiz says i got the wrong answer...

hmm, just saw your post, cd... guess its another error in the database... :(

Dave 03-01-2012 10:20 AM

Abovo employees upgraded the servers and are working on the cache problem recently, so that could be the reason.
Please send me a PM with the last titles affected by problems, I'll look into it as soon as possible.
Thank you for reporting them. :)

[edit]
I've updated Ocean Ranger, it won't solve today's problem but it should work next time.

underdog 03-01-2012 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 438040)
Please send me a PM with the last titles affected by problems, I'll look into it as soon as possible.

**** ok, done just that


Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 438040)
I've updated
todays answer
, it won't solve today's problem but it should work next time.

**** thx! :OK:

cdnp 03-01-2012 02:38 PM

Thank you as always for promptly working on fixing the problem. I really appreciate it. I look forward to the quiz all day.

P.S. Was it O.K. for me to post the correct answer before the end of the quiz in the manner that I did? Previously I just put down a hidden hint.

underdog 03-01-2012 10:04 PM

and another bug... todays screenshot... is not really to hard to guess... id again rate that as "clearly identified" ... sent you a PM, Dave...

oh, and, let me add this: :(

cdnp 03-01-2012 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by underdog (Post 438078)
and another bug... todays screenshot... is not really to hard to guess... id again rate that as "clearly identified" ... sent you a PM, Dave...

oh, and, let me add this: :(

Yes, there are only two games on the site with Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation in the title. It did not work for me either. And I would like to add this::crybaby:

Three days in a row!! :protest: I need my fix!
It also seems that I am not the only one who waits immediately for the GMT+2 screenshot changeover to answer the quiz. It just took me a little longer to post because I was trying to prepare this:
backwards and upside down
It takes time to pick out those symbols from the Unicode characters.

slx 03-01-2012 10:22 PM

oh no... again... a quiz error :palm:
:dislike:

roundhead 03-01-2012 10:41 PM

Tonight's was a cracker! The name of the game was actually on the screen shot but that answer came up wrong as well!

alcaray3 03-01-2012 11:38 PM

It is wrong again, today. Or at least I selected the correct answer from the list and it told me I was wrong.

BentleyVA 03-01-2012 11:56 PM

I needs my PoE!

kmonster 04-01-2012 12:32 AM

Now it's the 3rd day in a row I (using Windows XP and Opera) found the correct solution which was treated as wrong.

Smiling Spectre 04-01-2012 07:16 AM

Confirming it. Dave, today shot is first on game page, and it won't work. Maybe space in shot name have something with it?

Pex 04-01-2012 08:19 AM

If you are considering that it could be a browser issue, I'm using Google Chrome and the answer said it was wrong, although I'm certain it wasn't.

Dave 04-01-2012 12:02 PM

Yes, this is clearly a database problem, they upgraded server and moved something that was necessary for the quiz to work.

I'm disabling the quiz and notifying the technician, sorry for the inconvenience.

chris_doom_k. 04-01-2012 02:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 438101)
Yes, this is clearly a database problem, they upgraded server and moved something that was necessary for the quiz to work.

I'm disabling the quiz and notifying the technician, sorry for the inconvenience.

It's ok, i'm looking forward for the fix because the quiz is my daily routine now :rolleyes:

Dave 04-01-2012 03:48 PM

The technician is collecting details to solve it ASAP, I'm sending him a detailed report of the issue. Stay tuned and please have patience :)

HailToNietzsche 04-01-2012 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris_doom_k. (Post 438103)
It's ok, i'm looking forward for the fix because the quiz is my daily routine now :rolleyes:

I need my quiz back, too! Can't sleep anymore. Better fix it quick... :violent: ;)

Andras78 06-01-2012 03:56 AM

need the Quiz back :)
 
I need the Quiz back :) pls...:blush:

Dewfire 06-01-2012 06:44 PM

Haha! yea I know, I'm in a nice habit of checking for Quiz every day. :)

slx 06-01-2012 09:49 PM

As I see here are a lot of quiz addicted people around...like me. :sneakrete:
Oh, I'm sick :tease:...
Doctor, doctor I need my medicine!
:smug:

Diamondfist 06-01-2012 10:00 PM

I know you are working on whatever problem exists with the quiz, and while I miss it, I appreciate that your people are taking the time to fix it so we can have it back and working properly. Thank you for your time and work fixing it!

Dave 07-01-2012 11:48 AM

Thank you guys for your appreciation and kind words, I doubt the technician will go ahead during the weekend but don't panic because he's definitely up for the role. I'll keep you updated as soon as I have any news.

In the meantime don't forget to enjoy our games, our forums and its crazy fauna :D

Andras78 08-01-2012 05:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dewfire (Post 438176)
Haha! yea I know, I'm in a nice habit of checking for Quiz every day. :)

I'm doing the same :bleh1:

saibot216 09-01-2012 02:50 AM

Same, I check for a quiz, but... there's no quiz appearing today :(

Dave 09-01-2012 03:59 PM

Today's live test worked for me, please send me your feedback! :smile2:

dosraider 09-01-2012 04:34 PM

Works fine.
:D

cdnp 09-01-2012 06:02 PM

Yay!:clap: Its back and it works!:partytime:

TabQWertus 09-01-2012 10:09 PM

Doesn't work for me
 
Somehow North & South is the wrong answer to the North & South pic.
But I can answer multiple times... :crybaby:

cdnp 09-01-2012 10:23 PM

Oh well, back to the shenanigans. The name is clearly in the screenshot, yet it marked me as wrong. Now that I have only one account, I wonder if it will accept an "and" instead of the "&" (ampersand) that was presented in the dropdown suggestions or maybe it requires %26 for the answer to work.

edit. It does allow me to try again and today's correct solution is to use %26 instead of &.

slx 09-01-2012 10:27 PM

:picard:
oh, NOOOOOOOOOOOO...
the quiz wrong AGAIN! :(

HailToNietzsche 09-01-2012 10:28 PM

Yeah, it's back but it doesn't work for me either. :cry:

Dave 09-01-2012 10:32 PM

Don't panic, that's the old issue with special charaters, instead of & put the %26, it worked for me.
I will ask to solve this problem too, sorry for all these issues, but at least the database seems ok now. :)

cdnp 09-01-2012 10:32 PM

Since other people posted while I was editing my post, here it is again.

As you can read earlier in the thread here and here, it is a leftover bug in the quiz possibly from when they changed the name from "and" to "&". However today the quiz allows you to try again and to get the 5 Pieces of Eight use %26 instead of &. Take the answer from the dropdown and substitute %26 for the "&" and you will be marked as correct.

Dave 09-01-2012 11:11 PM

I've just sent the report.
Thank you for your patience guys, if we are lucky the Quiz will work even better than before :)

chris_doom_k. 10-01-2012 01:22 AM

I tried everything, it says i am wrong, i tried many times and if it was working well i should only have one chance.

Andras78 10-01-2012 04:27 AM

the "&"
 
Today, my answer does not accepted on care of the letter of "&". :(
It is not fixed ;(
It is possible to extend the Search criteria with the "and" or "And" where "&" characters are appears? :-o

underdog 10-01-2012 07:03 AM

just for the record, when i entered the - obvious - solution, it came up with the right title. i chose this title from the dropdown, but it was shown as wrong. after checking on the forum, i refreshed the page, and, well, it let me enter another solution - which was accepted as wrong **** again. so i did refresh another, and then, finally, the same solution i had entered before (actually, i was copy and pasting from the menu before, since i expected something like that) did the job....

thanks, anyway, for taking care of fixing the quiz :)

KrazeeXXL 10-01-2012 09:53 AM

finally a game I knew and quiz isn't working. ah nm, the Amiga version was 10 times better anyways :P

HailToNietzsche 10-01-2012 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 438288)
Don't panic, that's the old issue with special charaters, instead of & put the %26, it worked for me.
I will ask to solve this problem too, sorry for all these issues, but at least the database seems ok now. :)

Finally I know how to deal with the "&". Thanks! XD

I can confirm that the database problem is solved. :OK:

alcaray3 11-01-2012 12:05 AM

There's something wrong with the quiz today: it is too easy.

Dave 14-01-2012 11:27 AM

I have wonderful news, Rafiq said he fixed the problem connected to special characters! This means that the ampersand (&) should work now :p

I'm waiting to hear your feedback guys. :)

P.s. This was the biggest bug left, if you notice other glitches or problems please report them to me, the problems left should be connected to old/corrupted nodes which just need to be updated.

slx 25-01-2012 10:40 PM

??? WHY ??? :o
:facts: ************** :facts: is the answer! why didn't accept it?
??? WHY ??? :what:

I thought there aren't any problems with the quiz anymore! :no:
:wall:

Dave 25-01-2012 11:18 PM

Don't panic please, I'll try to find the problem, it could be just a corrupted node.
I'll contact the tech in case the problem will appear again during the next quiz.

BentleyVA 25-01-2012 11:47 PM

Just a quick reply to let you know the quiz with the airplane screen is borked.

rabadi 25-01-2012 11:47 PM

I found the game but got it marked incorrect too (hint: the name of the game is some name of a card combined with some name of a planetary body of liquid :3: ).

Fleabass666 26-01-2012 02:33 AM

Same here...

underdog 26-01-2012 10:16 PM

and again today... quite obvious... i played that game a gazillion times... screen crosschecked... but, again, "wrong answer"... sent a pvt message to dave...

Finn MacCool 26-01-2012 10:17 PM

and once again. if i'm not mistaken, the correct answer is some kind of hunter missing one of his Rs.;)

Dave 26-01-2012 10:22 PM

I see, I'm disabling it.

I'll keep you updated, I hope tomorrow he'll find the time to fix it.
Sorry for the trouble.

HailToNietzsche 26-01-2012 10:28 PM

:crybaby:

Diamondfist 27-01-2012 12:06 AM

It was a nice run while it lasted, and I got a decent number right in a row except for yesterday.

You have a good track record for fixing things here; I'll miss the quiz, but I know it will be back up when it's fixed, and thank you for working on the problem!

yoga 27-01-2012 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diamondfist (Post 438954)
It was a nice run while it lasted, and I got a decent number right in a row except for yesterday.

You have a good track record for fixing things here; I'll miss the quiz, but I know it will be back up when it's fixed, and thank you for working on the problem!

:3:
For me the Quiz fail is not fatal error.
So do your repair calm and without pressure.
:whistling:

Dave 27-01-2012 12:52 PM

Thanks for the kind words, I'm collaborating with the Technician to solve this as soon as possible.

Dave 27-01-2012 02:15 PM

...and back! It's working now.
Remember to refresh the pic and let me know :)

dosraider 27-01-2012 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 438966)
..... and let me know :)

:OK:
Works fine.

HailToNietzsche 27-01-2012 10:21 PM

I'm happy again. :)

cdnp 31-01-2012 10:59 PM

Hello.
The game of the screenshot for today's quiz does not show up in the dropdown suggestions. Happily though the quiz does accept the correct answer. I only tried the answer with the name completely capitalized as it is on site though, I don't know if it will be accepted with lower case letters.

Smiling Spectre 01-02-2012 04:07 AM

I didn't know game, so I was forced to cheat. ;)

Yeah, Dave, I am confirming it. Name is too short, filter cannot get it. Nothing serious, of course.

Dave 01-02-2012 11:42 AM

Thanks for the report, I'm not sure I'll find a solution for this but I'll give it a look :)

Dave 01-02-2012 10:28 PM

I confirm, the name is too short.

Well, Mobygames calls it "ACE: Air Combat Emulator", we could correct two things at once. :)

cdnp 01-02-2012 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 439212)
I confirm, the name is too short.

Well, Mobygames calls it "ACE: Air Combat Emulator", we could correct two things at once. :)

Well that explains too why the whole name was capitalized on site as it was an acronym. It also mentions ACE – Air Combat Simulator as the first few words of the review.

cdnp 14-02-2012 10:02 PM

Hello.
I was marked as wrong again today even though the game title is clearly in the screenshot. Maybe it is due to the nightmarish:sneakrete: subtitle that was given in the suggestion dropbox and in the games current name on on site but the subtitle is not given in the source screenshot on site which is ---- --_3.png. I had posted already a list of games that have had a subtitle added to the games name but the screenshot is without them.

slx 14-02-2012 10:09 PM

:huh:
„...the game title is clearly in the screenshot...”
Yes, cdnp is completely right! The quiz is bad again!!! :sucks:
:palm:

Edit: I have a deja vu about quiz error... :3:

TabQWertus 14-02-2012 10:27 PM

The quiz has some troubles again.
:cry:
This terrible feeling of despair.
And this terrible feeling that I already
had this terrible feeling of despair.

rabadi 14-02-2012 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slx (Post 439694)
I have a deja vu about quiz error... :3:

This. +1 :lol:

Rikje Suede 14-02-2012 11:48 PM

Same problem here :blush: just a minit ago, and yes, I've seen it before..

alcaray3 15-02-2012 02:18 AM

Mee too with the deja vu. Are they going to take it offline again?

piroklasztit 15-02-2012 05:49 AM

One more confirmation....
I suggest we should record a new entity in everyone's personal account: the probably earned pieces of eight. Like in the aerial victories: if you can't prove you have shot down an enemy, they count it as a probable victory for you. I have many probably earned pieces of eight :smile2:.

underdog 15-02-2012 07:53 AM

i, too, share that strange, sudden feeling of deja vu... :(

the quiz again didnt like my - very blatantly correct - answer...

Dave 15-02-2012 10:15 AM

It should be fixed soon, sorry for the trouble.
I've updated the screens and the translations just to be sure.
I'll keep you updated.

dosraider 15-02-2012 10:27 AM

New one for today works fine.
:OK:

Dave 15-02-2012 11:06 AM

Thanks for the feedback and for the reports, we are still trying to prevent this to happen again.

P.s. ACE: Air Combat Emulator has been fixed too.

Finn MacCool 15-02-2012 12:47 PM

the funny thing is that it now gives "front lines" as the correct answer for yesterday's quiz, although i clearly remember getting PoEs for "operation frog".

cdnp 15-02-2012 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Finn MacCool (Post 439711)
the funny thing is that it now gives "front lines" as the correct answer for yesterday's quiz, although i clearly remember getting PoEs for "operation frog".

That is probably because the quiz was changed in the middle of the day. I neglected to refresh my browser and the old Deja Vu screenshot showed up and I was marked as wrong again.:palm:

One other point. The game on site is called NHL Hockey 94 but the screenshots have the name of NHL Hockey 93 as I have mentioned before. Well from Dosraider's response the quiz seemed to work anyways. I couldn't check it out because as I have mentioned the old screenshot came up and I answered incorrectly again.

slx 15-02-2012 10:05 PM

„...Yesterdays correct answer was NHL Hockey 94...” :omg:
XD

Don't tell me this! :no:

Yesterday...NHL Hockey 94... :perv:

NHL Hockey 94 :hihihi:

Oh, what a Deja Vu... :3:

:hello:

Edit: I know the answer of the day...the answer is Leisure Larry 4!!! :hihihi:
This isn't true... :D

cdnp 16-02-2012 10:07 PM

After entering the name of the series
spoiler
in the suggestion dropbox only the original game, II and Trilogy showed up as suggestions. The correct game which is 3 was not suggested. Though it was accepted when it was entered manually.

Diamondfist 16-02-2012 10:10 PM

Thank you for fixing the quiz!

dosraider 16-02-2012 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 439756)
The correct game which is 3 was not suggested.

Worked fine here, dropbox showed correct game after 5 seconds.

alcaray3 17-02-2012 11:24 AM

The "drop box" did act kind of funny. I had to key in the first 2 words of the title before this title showed up on the list. For some reason, the first word alone was not sufficient.

Dave 17-02-2012 12:00 PM

I checked the game but this time it's not a bug, it's just how the search engine reacts to number and names, normal and romans.

underdog 22-02-2012 10:06 PM

and another error... @ dave: see your PMs

cdnp 22-02-2012 10:18 PM

Yup! Its a cardinal sin.

HailToNietzsche 22-02-2012 10:22 PM

I just can't take it anymore. :crybaby: ;)

"Cardinal sin..." :hysterical:

TabQWertus 22-02-2012 10:44 PM

an evil spy has manipulated the quiz again. :oh:
This is not only a cardinal sin (good one) one might say it is a plot worthy of the Russia House.
But I'm sure Jack Ryan can solve the problem.

alcaray3 22-02-2012 10:59 PM

It's been bugged.

slx 22-02-2012 11:02 PM

:omg:
It wrong again! :(
I can't believe this! :no:

The correct answer is "The Cardinal .. ... K......" :whops:
:palm:

Dave 22-02-2012 11:17 PM

Ok, mailing the tech again, he'll reload it as soon as he'll read my mail.
I've asked him for a long term solution but it looks like it's not so easy...

rabadi 22-02-2012 11:48 PM

Yep, the quiz botched up again. That is clearly Agent 47 in St. Petersburg Revisited :-P

dosraider 23-02-2012 08:03 AM

Seemz quiz haz been rezet, workz now.
XD

cdnp 23-02-2012 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dosraider (Post 439992)
Seemz quiz haz been rezet, workz now.
XD

Yes it does. However as I learned the hard way the last time a quiz has been reset in the middle of a day, make sure that you refresh your page to get the new screenshot
http://www.abandonia.com/files/games...0Lizards_3.png

instead of the old one

http://www.abandonia.com/files/games...n,%20The_6.png

alcaray3 23-02-2012 09:06 PM

You know, this is not that difficult. I can write you a crap application in a crap language that will perform this function without failing most of the time.

Dave 24-02-2012 11:53 AM

Easy to say without knowing anything about the whole situation.
It's still possible that your simple application wouldn't work in an old platform modified without a real criterion (and without taking documentation) affected by other problems of instability.

The technician will try to go deeper next week.

Japo 24-02-2012 04:36 PM

Abovo will probably be interested in hiring you, as long as you don't want to be paid, and agree to carry a huge sandwich board advertisement wherever you go :D

rabadi 27-02-2012 11:56 PM

Hmm... no complaints today... so I take it only me got the quiz wrong? Guess it's not a quiz bug but I screwed up somehow then... Alright, I'm out for now! :3:

underdog 28-02-2012 06:57 AM

ugh, not again :( dave, sent you a pm...

Dave 28-02-2012 12:02 PM

Thanks for the pm, I confirm it isn't working.
It should be reloaded soon.

I'm sorry for the inconvenience but Rafiq is working on a long term solution.

Once solved the problem with tables the number of quiz fails should be reduced drastically.

[EDIT] Quiz Reloaded. I'll keep you updated about the fix.

dosraider 28-02-2012 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 440155)
Thanks for the pm, I confirm it isn't working.
It should be reloaded soon.

I'm sorry for the inconvenience but Rafiq is working on a long term solution.

Once solved the problem with tables the number of quiz fails should be reduced drastically.

[EDIT] Quiz Reloaded. I'll keep you updated about the fix.

OK now.

Cache, refresh cache peeps !!!!!!!!!

cdnp 28-02-2012 10:13 PM

It truly is a fool's errand to try and answer these buggy quizzes but at least I get to keep on trying again and again until I can figure out what the correct input is for the apostrophe to be accepted.

rabadi 28-02-2012 11:43 PM

%27 does not seem to be working either...

Dave 29-02-2012 12:24 AM

I understand your pain, sorry but I'm forced to disable the Quiz.
I'll update you as soon as I know more.

Diamondfist 29-02-2012 12:36 AM

It's too bad the quiz keeps having problems. I look forward to it coming back, and appreciate your working on fixing it.

underdog 29-02-2012 12:42 PM

yep, quiz still down. hoping to see it working again, soon :)

slx 01-03-2012 03:30 AM

I noticed the Quiz Master is bad. That's why you turned it off. It deserves this...bad quiz...very bad quiz.
Do you want to come back and entertain the people? Beg for it bad quiz...beg for it, beg for it very, very bad quiz!
Bad quiz!
:hihihi:

HailToNietzsche 02-03-2012 09:50 PM

I miss my daily quiz... :(
Bring it back soon, please.

slx 03-03-2012 09:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HailToNietzsche (Post 440288)
I miss my daily quiz... :(
Bring it back soon, please.

Aren't you a little bit addicted? :bleh1:
:hihihi:

Dave 04-03-2012 02:36 PM

No news yet, he'll probably start working on it tomorrow.

HailToNietzsche 05-03-2012 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slx (Post 440298)
Aren't you a little bit addicted? :bleh1:
:hihihi:

Baseless rumour! ^_^

kemo 09-03-2012 02:30 AM

seeings how often this thing is wrong, why not just get rid of it? If it goes a week without being wrong, I'm floored.

dosraider 09-03-2012 05:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kemo (Post 440406)
...why not just get rid of it?...

Because even if it's a simpleton game it's kinda fun?

I don't know if there are any statistics about how many log in every day just for the daily quiz, but I think there are a lot of members doing that thing.

.......And for many it's the only way to gather enough PoE to get an access invite to the hidden pr0n section. :ph34r:

bluewave256 09-03-2012 12:26 PM

I am the one who got 400 pieces of eight in the last year from responding correctly in the quiz and I didn't have ever any problem. : P

underdog 13-03-2012 07:30 AM

any news yet on when the quiz will be back? :)

as for bluewave: lucky you, then... then again, if you earned 400PoE and never failed, that also means you took part in 80 games... out of 365... chances ARE you were lucky to not stumble over one of the "bad" quiz days...
fact is... the quiz has been having issues - which the abandonia crew eagerly fixed as soon as they could (just like any issues about the site are being fixed asap when made note of...) so, im hoping this current (rather longish) repair will fix the issue once and for all :)

keep us updated guys. also, dont you dare drop the quiz from the site... whoever doesnt like can feel free to not take part! :)

Dave 13-03-2012 08:36 AM

This is the situation: after many changes and a server upgrade made to improve many fields of the site the Quiz started to fail its duties every week or two. (Instead of the normal random glitches that we were able to fix once for all)

The tech guy noticed that there's a glitch that corrupt tables where the answers are compared.
As you know there's a way to reload the Quiz, but this solves the problem only temporarily until a new problem appears.
Don't worry the Quiz is still there and still (half) working, and we would like to have it back too. It's just disabled, I saw that this was becoming a source of frustration and difficult to manage so we decided to leave it disabled.

I hope we will find a solution or we should start thinking other alternatives.
That's pretty much all I know for now :)

BranjoHello 15-03-2012 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kemo (Post 440406)
seeings how often this thing is wrong, why not just get rid of it? If it goes a week without being wrong, I'm floored.

That would probably cause riots all around the world. :D

kemo 18-03-2012 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BranjoHello (Post 440591)
That would probably cause riots all around the world. :D


I heavily doubt it. The only thing that I could see causing riots, is all the problems with the quiz. :palm:

DarthHelmet86 18-03-2012 01:33 AM

I don't, I know many users who come here each day just to have a crack at the quiz. And they would not be happy to see it go, in fact if you read a little bit here you would see people wanting it back already.

hiraghm 18-03-2012 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DarthHelmet86 (Post 440646)
I don't, I know many users who come here each day just to have a crack at the quiz. And they would not be happy to see it go, in fact if you read a little bit here you would see people wanting it back already.

Quote:

Originally Posted by BranjoHello (Post 440591)
That would probably cause riots all around the world. :D

I'm one of those people :hello:

Vodeni 18-03-2012 10:24 AM

Ditto. I, for one, would rather have the quiz back with an error here and there than not have it at all.

Even without the PoE, the screenshot guessing is good fun!

Andras78 19-03-2012 03:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DarthHelmet86 (Post 440646)
I don't, I know many users who come here each day just to have a crack at the quiz. And they would not be happy to see it go, in fact if you read a little bit here you would see people wanting it back already.

I'm one of them :D
Pls. give back the daily Quiz :) I missing so much! :unsure:

MV75 19-03-2012 05:15 AM

Yes, bring it back please. Seemed to work fine for me most of the time. So get rid of the facebook garbage and bring back the game.

rabadi 19-03-2012 07:50 AM

I am also among those wanting the quiz to be back. Please don't get rid of the one and only reason left for me to visit this site...

*ducks and runs*

:bleh1: :hihihi: :p

R153nm 19-03-2012 06:09 PM

Consider this another person looking forward to the return of the quiz!

Dave 20-03-2012 09:44 AM

Don't worry, we are still working on it.
I tell you more, we are going ahead with tests, it is possible that you'll see it on main page for few minutes during these days :)

Diamondfist 22-03-2012 11:22 PM

Oh, yeah I've been looking here every day for the quiz, and I miss it too!

I am willing to be patient; this means more time to work out what is wrong, and I am willing to wait for it to be fixed properly than to have the quiz put up prematurely and there are still problems with it, just to have it removed again.

Thanks to all working hard on getting it fixed!

HailToNietzsche 24-03-2012 10:04 PM

How I long for the quiz being back online... :eeee:

Dave 25-03-2012 11:10 AM

The live test is going well, I need more time to understand if it's a matter of luck or if the bug is hiding somewhere waiting to strike again.

The first positive thing is that we can reload the quiz without the support of the technician, this means we already have an effective solution for sporadic bugs. :)

Dave 30-03-2012 12:36 PM

The live test went well and the quiz didn't fail for many days.
I'm enabling it for the weekend to see if it works, please give me feedback and report me problems.

Don't forget that it's still possible that little glitches connected to games (not to the quiz) will appear, in this case just report me the title and I'll try to fix it ASAP.

In case everything goes well I'll keep it enabled :OK:

alcaray3 31-03-2012 01:54 AM

Hey it's up and it worked! Congrats and thank you!

Diamondfist 31-03-2012 02:25 AM

Thank you for fixing the quiz! I didn't experience any problems, and I am grateful for your work in getting this back up!

Smiling Spectre 31-03-2012 05:27 AM

Grats, Dave! (Hmm, and everyone here, I suppose. :)

Vodeni 31-03-2012 09:26 AM

Top notch work, Dave (and everybody else that had a hand in it)! Much appreciated!

HailToNietzsche 13-04-2012 10:34 PM

The attempts to fix the quiz seem to be a 'fool's errand'... :crybaby:

underdog 13-04-2012 11:04 PM

yep, for me too :( error in the quiz...

rabadi 14-04-2012 12:43 AM

Fool's error? :lol:

piroklasztit 14-04-2012 05:19 AM

Again i think it doesn't accept the good answer......

zol77 14-04-2012 07:07 AM

it doesn't accept the correct answer today :(

bluewave256 14-04-2012 10:43 AM

I think the problem is with game titles. Games that have titles like "Cow's Milk, The" that have ' hyphens, saxon genitive and the "The" at the end give error when you input them in quiz reply form. :)

Dave 14-04-2012 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluewave256 (Post 441599)
I think the problem is with game titles. Games that have titles like "Cow's Milk, The" that have ' hyphens, saxon genitive and the "The" at the end give error when you input them in quiz reply form. :)

Yup it looks like special characters problem hasn't been completely solved, tried using %27 sintead of ' ?
You can find a list of codes here:
http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_urlencode.asp

Quiz reloaded, it works now.
We will work on that problem too.

Finn MacCool 14-04-2012 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 441601)
Quiz reloaded, it works now.

not for me.
neither with the copied title, nor with the drop-down option, nor with "%27" instead of the apostrophe.

dosraider 14-04-2012 12:42 PM

Works OK for me now.
Finn MacCool I guess you will have to refresh your browser cache, BTW, it's not the Fool's Errand anymore, there is a new quiz.

Dave 14-04-2012 12:42 PM

Have you refreshed? There's no apostrophe in the new answer.
[edit]
Dosraider was faster :)

slx 25-05-2012 10:04 PM

it didn't accept the correct answer today...again! :picard:

cdnp 25-05-2012 10:12 PM

Same problem here.

Though the picture might be corrupted. See the picture here from the quiz
http://www.abandonia.com/files/20120526.png
and here from the game page
http://www.abandonia.com/files/games...mer%2094_5.png
may look nearly the same but they are not identical.

underdog 26-05-2012 12:06 AM

lillehammer... also for me, it does not accept the - as cdnp stated - obvious answer... maybe its because theres a different version of the same pics? anyway, quiz = bad today

rabadi 26-05-2012 12:42 AM

I see... :palm:

Diamondfist 26-05-2012 12:46 AM

How are the screenshots not identical?

I had the same problem; I'm hoping it is just a bug in the quiz.

Maison72 26-05-2012 05:12 AM

Yes, it's a pity.

Dave 26-05-2012 11:46 AM

Quiz reloaded, thanks for the report and sorry for the trouble, I'll look for the problem.

dosraider 26-05-2012 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 442774)
Quiz reloaded, thanks for the report and sorry for the trouble, I'll look for the problem.

:OK:

Also: Refresh browser cache if needed peeps !!!!!

Diamondfist 26-05-2012 10:32 PM

Thanks for fixing the quiz! Very much appreciated!

BranjoHello 27-05-2012 12:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slx (Post 442758)
it didn't accept the correct answer today...again! :picard:

Happened to me too...again.
And yet, life still goes on...strange. :)

slx 27-05-2012 10:39 AM

yep, the life goes on...
BUT
that would be cool if an admin gave the POE to those people who s4ck3d in the quiz error!

underdog 27-05-2012 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slx (Post 442796)
yep, the life goes on...
BUT
that would be cool if an admin gave the POE to those people who s4ck3d in the quiz error!

yup. totally.

Dave 27-05-2012 10:49 PM

Sorry but as I stated many times it's not feasible.

The last Quiz fail was connected to corrupted tables, it's the worst problem and we thought that was solved cause it didn't appear for 2 months.
I've reported the issue to the tech guy, I hope he will find a way to fix it in a definitive way.

Thanks for your patience.

cdnp 13-06-2012 10:11 PM

Hello

Today's quiz gives 3 choices in the suggestion box for
Spoiler

They are:
Spoiler

plus one of those repeated.

Well, since the game on site is now called
Spoiler
I chose that one correctly. I hope that the other choice wont be marked as wrong.

Dave 14-06-2012 07:12 AM

I've found the problem and corrected it, the wrong names came from old translations nodes that weren't updated.
Thank you for the report :)

cdnp 28-06-2012 10:04 PM

Oh boy!
I hope that with all the new updates that something did not go wrong with the quiz. I was all jazzed up to answer but it rejected my correct answer. Maybe it took a holiday here?

Dave 28-06-2012 10:36 PM

The quiz is trolling us this time, it says we were right... :smile2:
It's working now, thanks for letting me know.

cdnp 03-08-2012 03:45 AM

Hello again.
There may be a bug in today's quiz. The dropdown box offered two choice for the game for the screen shot
spoiler
I input the one without the numeral as it is currently named on site and was marked as correct.

Dave 03-08-2012 01:20 PM

Ok, thanks for the report, problem solved :)

rabadi 18-08-2012 01:30 AM

Is it just me or is the answer for today's quiz can't be selected from the combo/dropdown box?

EDIT: can't be selected as in does not appear in the list.

dosraider 18-08-2012 04:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rabadi (Post 445091)
Is it just me or is the answer for today's quiz can't be selected from the combo/dropdown box?

EDIT: can't be selected as in does not appear in the list.

You're right, two others show, but not the correct one......

slx 18-08-2012 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dosraider (Post 445094)
You're right, two others show, but not the correct one......

:wacko:
Yeah, you're right!
Oh no, not again. :omg:
:picard:

kemo 18-08-2012 06:26 PM

I got it right...

underdog 20-08-2012 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rabadi (Post 445091)
Is it just me or is the answer for today's quiz can't be selected from the combo/dropdown box?

EDIT: can't be selected as in does not appear in the list.

yep... i faced the same issue :(

Dave 22-08-2012 02:25 PM

Please send me a Pm with details and I'll try to do my best :)

dosraider 22-08-2012 03:42 PM

PM with details in ya box...

Dave 22-08-2012 09:14 PM

The node is published correctly and I've also tried to refresh/update it, however it looks like a glitch of the search engine or the Quiz module and how it sorts and visualizes titles, somehow I can see the title in the edit panel-dropdown, but not in the Quiz.

I'm sorry but I can't find a solution with my current permissions...but you can always consider it as a special challenge of the Quiz ;)

slx 09-10-2012 10:44 PM

Something isn't right today again!
I know the answer! My 7th sense is correct but the quiz-master is wrong-bad again!

BentleyVA 09-10-2012 11:36 PM

ditto.

rabadi 10-10-2012 12:30 AM

Oops!... They did it again... They played with your quiz... Got lost in the game... :bleh1:

cdnp 10-10-2012 12:59 AM

It also did not offer the suggestion for just "7", only when I entered "7th" did the game name come up but nevertheless wrong.

Dave 10-10-2012 09:08 AM

That's one of our old enemies, it looks like the quiz can't really digest the title. Have you tried replacing special characters with %xx?

I'm reloading the quiz :)

cdnp 18-10-2012 10:18 PM

The dropbox suggestions for today's screenshot quiz offered the name of the game twice once with Roman numerals and once with Arabic numerals. I answered and was marked correct for using the Roman numerals as the game is currently named on site. I hope that anyone who chooses the answer with Arabic numerals will also be marked as correct.

Dave 19-10-2012 12:15 PM

Thanks cdnp, your report helped me alot, I've found the issue and fixed it :), a similar problem was affecting the other titles of the series.

cdnp 28-10-2012 12:09 AM

Is there a problem with the apostrophe for the screenshot quiz today? I was marked wrong for
Quiz Spoiler

dosraider 28-10-2012 01:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 446948)
Is there a problem with the apostrophe for the screenshot quiz today?

Confirmed.

Diamondfist 28-10-2012 01:54 AM

I also confirm a problem with the quiz. I found the game, selected the correct game name from the dropdown list and received an incorrect answer message. I know you'll get it fixed, thanks ahead of time!

BentleyVA 28-10-2012 11:38 AM

in the past people have been able to get the correct answer by substituting some code in place of the apostrophe, does anyone know what that might?

Dave 28-10-2012 12:05 PM

Tried with %27?

I've reloaded the quiz, it looks like it's still affected by URL encoding problems.

I'm reporting the issue to the technician again.

P.s. remember to refresh the picture!

dosraider 28-10-2012 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 446963)
Tried with %27?

I did try, several possible combinations as I could try as much as I wanted: every logout/login allowed to retry the quiz .... XD
Didn't worked. :mhh:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 446963)
I've reloaded the quiz

:OK:
This one works.

cdnp 05-11-2012 10:24 PM

Hello.

While inputting the answer to today's screenshot quiz, I noticed that there are two entries for the second game of the series in the dropdown suggestion box. I hope that if ever that game is randomly picked for the quiz that it wont cause an error.

Thank you.

Dave 06-11-2012 09:11 AM

Thank you cdnp, corrected all 3 titles of the series, it looks like a problem that occurred when game titles were changed but translations were not updated. :)

cdnp 06-11-2012 10:44 PM

Thank you.

For today's screenshot quiz too there are 2 choices given in the dropdown suggestion box; one with an addition to the name as it is currently on Abandonia and one with a two word name. I chose the longer one and was marked as correct but I hope that if any one chose the other that they were also given credit.

The 2 choices were:
spoiler for the quiz

Thank you.

BentleyVA 07-11-2012 04:26 AM

Nope, accidentally clicked on the shorter one and was not marked correct.

Dave 07-11-2012 11:37 AM

Just fixed, thanks for the report :OK:

BentleyVA 10-11-2012 01:48 AM

FYI, Today's screenshot game does NOT show up in the drop down list. I typed the name with a capital letter and it said it was correct.

rabadi 10-11-2012 03:57 AM

Thanks for the info. Earlier I thought that drop-down list could not spot the correct answer :sneaky:

Dave 15-11-2012 11:58 AM

Haven't found a solution for this, the search engine behaves in mysterious way!

Consider it as quiz challenge :smile2:

BentleyVA 13-12-2012 10:55 PM

Doesn't seem to like exclamation points either

cdnp 14-12-2012 02:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BentleyVA (Post 447809)
Doesn't seem to like exclamation points either

It marked me as wrong too when I used the game's name as it appeared in the dropbox which included one "." & a "!"
Screenshot Quiz Spoiler

Smiling Spectre 14-12-2012 08:43 AM

Another one for exclamation.

piroklasztit 14-12-2012 09:49 AM

Just another feedback, having problems today with the dropbox answering containing non alphabetical characters.

Dave 14-12-2012 01:31 PM

Yup, quiz reloaded, let me know.
(Remember to refresh)

I'm taking note of the problems, thanks for the feedback!

dosraider 14-12-2012 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 447832)
Yup, quiz reloaded, let me know....

Works OK now.
:3:

slx 16-12-2012 10:14 PM

Something is wrong again with the quiz today!

cdnp 16-12-2012 10:54 PM

The dropbox even gave a regular "and" as the connector not the ampersand (&) and it still marked it as wrong.
Spoiler for screenshot

slx 16-12-2012 11:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 447906)
The dropbox even gave a regular "and" as the connector not the ampersand (&) and it still marked it as wrong.
Spoiler for screenshot

:(

BentleyVA 17-12-2012 02:24 AM

Didn't think anything would be messed up with "and" spelled out. Maybe it is just some type of db problem instead of the non-alpha character problem.

Andras78 17-12-2012 04:08 AM

quiz error
 
unfortunately today and two days ago the quiz has error :(
but my answer was correct.

piroklasztit 17-12-2012 05:21 AM

Same with me

Dave 17-12-2012 09:56 AM

Reloaded, remember to refresh!

I'm preparing a list of titles affected by problems, once ready the technician will have something solid in his hands.

cdnp 24-12-2012 10:41 PM

It marked me wrong again today even though I put in the right answer.:cry:
Spoiler for the Screenshot Quiz

BranjoHello 25-12-2012 10:03 AM

What a nice Christmas ripoff. :D

dosraider 25-12-2012 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by #@#@#@#@#@ quiz
You have already voted today!
Unfortunately, your answer was wrong! You can try your luck again in 12 hours and 35 minutes when the next quiz starts! Yesterdays correct answer was Soccer Kid

:oh:

Dave 25-12-2012 01:50 PM

Reloaded, I'm starting to think that the Quiz has its own sense of humour :smile2:

Remember to refresh!

Evil Bunny 25-12-2012 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 448158)
Remember to refresh!

Aaand... Forgot to refresh :headslap: .

cdnp 03-01-2013 10:03 PM

Once again today there are two versions of the name for the game of today's screenshot, one with Roman numerals and one with Arabic numerals. I chose the one with Roman numerals as it currently appears on Abandonia. I hope that anyone who chooses the name with Arabic numerals wont be marked as wrong.

Dave 07-01-2013 10:39 AM

Corrected, thanks :OK:

cdnp 14-01-2013 10:16 PM

The screenshot for today's game comes from the April Fools entry of last year. I recognized it because as I have mentioned earlier, due to my OCD with the quiz I have committed to memory all the screenshots on Abandonia even those from the April Fool's games. The current amount of games on site is 1365 with 9477 screenshots.

Who is supposed to recognize a screenshot from a beta version of a game?

It did mark me as correct though when I answered. Perhaps since the game is still listed on Abandonia as opposed to Leisure Suit Larry Online and Strip Poker 3 from 2010 and 2011.

For anyone who doesn't recognize the game, it is discussed here: http://www.abandonia.com/en/forum?ur...ad.php?t=28539

CHITZKOI 15-01-2013 09:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 448716)
The screenshot for today's game comes from the April Fools entry of last year. I recognized it because as I have mentioned earlier, due to my OCD with the quiz I have committed to memory all the screenshots on Abandonia even those from the April Fool's games. The current amount of games on site is 1365 with 9477 screenshots.

Who is supposed to recognize a screenshot from a beta version of a game?

It did mark me as correct though when I answered. Perhaps since the game is still listed on Abandonia as opposed to Leisure Suit Larry Online and Strip Poker 3 from 2010 and 2011.

For anyone who doesn't recognize the game, it is discussed here: http://www.abandonia.com/en/forum?ur...ad.php?t=28539

It does have the name "Alterac" in it, and you could figure out it is from a Warcraft game (at least if you have played wow ; D )

Dave 15-01-2013 10:18 AM

Leisure Suit Larry Online was a fake game, screens were designed by some talented members of the crew, but the beta version of Warcraft adventures exists after all, those are real screens :)

The fact that it's vaporware put the game in the same category of those games you can't download from Abandonia, just consider the site as a sort of museum :)

Fandi 31-01-2013 10:09 PM

It looks like, that today"s quiz has a bug again.
As far as I know, this is the third part of a 5-part series.
Nevertheless the quiz machine says that I'm wrong. :/

dosraider 01-02-2013 01:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fandi (Post 449130)
It looks like, that today"s quiz has a bug again.

??????
Works flawless for me .....

Smiling Spectre 01-02-2013 11:02 AM

Worked for me too, Fandi. Did you select name from the list?

Fandi 01-02-2013 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 449137)
Worked for me too, Fandi. Did you select name from the list?

Yes, I did as always. I guess I found the problem however, and it is because of the timezones. The picture changed at midnight CET, I had the possibility to enter a name for it, but in the background, it still waited for the name of the prior quiz.

Right now it's 21:15 here, and the quiz says: "You can try your luck again in 3 hours and 45 minutes when the next quiz starts!", which means it will switch to the new one at 01:00.

TabQWertus 24-02-2013 11:00 AM

I'm pretty sure that the image today is from "Y:LPT 2 - Unhappiness from down below" - or something similar. I chose the answer in the drop down list - but it was wrong!?

Sorry! My mistake - the images are just to much alike.

piroklasztit 25-02-2013 04:47 PM

Can't click on "GUESS"
 
I know that today's answaer has to do something with a time measuring device... :). But when i try to click to GUESS button, it doesn' respond, and the list doesn't appaer. I don't have anything blocking cookies or scripts. Anyone met this problem today?

BentleyVA 25-02-2013 10:36 PM

drop down list is not working

rabadi 25-02-2013 11:37 PM

The drop down list will not work until you donate some amount to Abandonia. Bwa... ha... ha... ha... !!!

Smiling Spectre 26-02-2013 06:00 AM

Another one here. List and "guess" itself doesnt' work. It seems, banner broke it.

cdnp 26-02-2013 11:14 AM

It's been more than 12 hours and I am starting to go through Screenshot Quiz withdrawal. Who's the syndicate in charge here and are they looking for a war?
Spoiler for quiz

underdog 26-02-2013 12:56 PM

yep, same for me... the auto-complete does not work, neither does the "guess" button... so... no way of taking part in todays quiz, yet...
team... any hint on when you will have it up and working again? thx! :)

Dave 26-02-2013 06:48 PM

The technician has been notified.

rabadi 26-02-2013 11:26 PM

Still does not work today.

dosraider 27-02-2013 01:24 AM

Tried in IE (:sick:) and seems to work ... kinda anyway, needs copy/paste game name.
Won't work at all in FF.

Congrats whomever is one of the 3 paid 'staff' , it seems it's possible to screw up something every time they add extra banners/adds.
Tells a lot of the level of the "Abovo expertise" in those matters. XD

zirkoni 27-02-2013 06:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rabadi (Post 450036)
Still does not work today.

???
Worked fine for me yesterday and today, using Firefox 18.

rabadi 27-02-2013 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zirkoni (Post 450044)
???
Worked fine for me yesterday and today, using Firefox 18.

See posts above, I am not the only one experiencing this problem.

Smiling Spectre 27-02-2013 11:54 AM

Opera here. Still nothing worked.

Chrome. Same thing.

IE. Doesn't work with base, but copy/paste worked as described above.

Conclusion: modern FF is only browser that exist on "site staff" machines.

Additionaly "missing security token" was generated when I had expired time, then tried to relogin in different page. Oh, well...

Brinker085 27-02-2013 10:39 PM

I can also confirm the quiz isn't working. I've attempted to answer in the past two days using IE, FireFox, and Chrome. No go! Is it perhaps related to the donation banner on the top of the front page? I didn't notice any troubles before the banner was there.

Oh, and on an unrelated note, I did send a donation to the Abandonia staff. Many thanks to them for all they do! Abandonia is a fantastic resource to have available on the web!

rabadi 28-02-2013 11:33 PM

The Abandonia Daily Quiz is still being held to ransom today :bleh1:

underdog 01-03-2013 09:41 AM

hey, abovo... whats up? you are aware that blocking the quiz with a dubious plea for donations (while im being bombed by non-related advertisement banners) is not going to make me donate... and i have a *hunch* im not the only one to feel that way; so, please, if you dont know how to make both the request for donations AND the quiz work... disable either... and take some time to consider what it is you want to close down...

chris_doom_k. 01-03-2013 12:32 PM

So we can't participate in the quiz unless we donate? Are they serious? Donating is always optional, that's why it's called a donation. At least someone from the staff should explain what is going on.

Smiling Spectre 03-03-2013 01:48 PM

Chris, it was a joke earlier. You don't need to donate anything, and donating will not allow you to vote. Contest is simply was broken because of banner.

BTW, today I was able to guess in my Opera. Unfortunately (as I didn't knew game anyway) I didn't wait enough to test if base works too, but guessing is.

chris_doom_k. 03-03-2013 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 450213)
Chris, it was a joke earlier. You don't need to donate anything, and donating will not allow you to vote. Contest is simply was broken because of banner.

BTW, today I was able to guess in my Opera. Unfortunately (as I didn't knew game anyway) I didn't wait enough to test if base works too, but guessing is.

Ok, thanks for your answer but the quiz still doesn't work for me.

Smiling Spectre 04-03-2013 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris_doom_k. (Post 450217)
Ok, thanks for your answer but the quiz still doesn't work for me.

I checked it somewhere upper in this thread, and someone else did that too. In short: guessing work in Internet Explorer only and newest Firefox - last one seems haven't problems unlike everything else. Other browsers seems blocked by this banner (at least it broke something on page for sure).

Update of my previous message: it is banner. While I cannot press "more" because page didn't load to the end, I can guess in Opera. Base is not works, but button "Guess" is. When page loaded completely, I can press "more" at banner and "open" it, but button "Guess" stops to work. Great programming, it seems.

(Tomorrow I will try to block banner altogether and see results :)

Dave 04-03-2013 04:59 PM

Please use the contact form, many voices can make the difference.

Smiling Spectre 06-03-2013 06:58 AM

Aha, I cannot block banner, it's integral part of page, and not external element. :/ Great.

Well, I filled contact form. We'll see. :)

Lulu_Jane 06-03-2013 11:20 AM

This should be fixed and working now.

Many thanks to Rafiq for making this happen, and thank you to all of you for letting us know about the issue :)

dosraider 06-03-2013 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lulu_Jane (Post 450315)
This should be fixed and working now.

That would be very nice, THX.
:)

Lulu_Jane 06-03-2013 02:33 PM

Do you mean you're still having problems with it?

dosraider 06-03-2013 03:09 PM

With that "would be nice" I mean I'll know when the next quiz is coming up tonight ...... Since that banner I couldn't solve it in FF (19) and had to use IE (:sick:)

I'll see tonight and are hoping for better times without IE .....

Lulu_Jane 06-03-2013 03:22 PM

Ah ok :)

I've tested in in ff 19.0 so let me know if you have a problem.

dosraider 06-03-2013 04:17 PM

.... at least the 'read more' option in the banner works now in FF ......

Dave 06-03-2013 05:00 PM

I confirm it's working now, tested with Firefox and Chrome :)

Lulu_Jane 06-03-2013 05:33 PM

Lovely! :D

BentleyVA 06-03-2013 07:02 PM

Thanks for getting the quiz working again. :OK:

rabadi 06-03-2013 11:45 PM

Sent a message through the contact form yesterday and got a reply from Rafiq. Daily Quiz is working now :-D

dosraider 07-03-2013 12:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rabadi (Post 450338)
Daily Quiz is working now :-D

Confirmed.
Dropbox with suggestions, 'guess' button, all fine.
W7/ FF19

:rocks:

Smiling Spectre 07-03-2013 08:55 AM

Opera is fine now too. :D Give my heartfelt thanks to Rafiq, Lulu_Jane! (And thank to you too, if it's you initiated this work! :)

Lulu_Jane 07-03-2013 09:19 AM

I will let him know :D

Pex 17-03-2013 08:03 AM

I still can't use it in Chrome. Nothing happens when I click on Guess button. Also, when I type the words, it won't give me suggestions.

Pex 20-03-2013 08:18 AM

Ok, guess button is working now, but it still won't give me possible games based on words I type.

Lulu_Jane 20-03-2013 08:22 AM

Hmmm, this is working for me. Perhaps it is a browser problem, what browser are you using?

Also, did the page finish loading before you tried?

thank you for the feedback Pex :)

Pex 22-03-2013 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lulu_Jane (Post 450838)
Hmmm, this is working for me. Perhaps it is a browser problem, what browser are you using?

Also, did the page finish loading before you tried?

thank you for the feedback Pex :)

I'm using Google Chrome. I waited for a while to make sure everything was loaded, but it won't work. This has been going for a while now, but it worked before (with Google Chrome).

It works when I use IE now, but I prefer not to.

Lulu_Jane 22-03-2013 01:03 PM

I'm glad it's working, although I'm sorry it's not completely cross browser compatible yet. We'll see what we can do :)

Pex 02-04-2013 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lulu_Jane (Post 450883)
I'm glad it's working, although I'm sorry it's not completely cross browser compatible yet. We'll see what we can do :)

Well, somebody obviously fixed it, since it's working now in Google Chrome as well :)

underdog 10-04-2013 09:15 AM

again, todays correct answer does not appear in the dropdown menu, and if (copy and pasted) from the game entry in the database, the title is recognized as incorrect

this is it

dosraider 10-04-2013 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by underdog (Post 451545)
again, todays correct answer does not appear in the dropdown menu, and if (copy and pasted) from the game entry in the database, the title is recognized as incorrect

this is it


Strange, worked out fine for me ..... dropbox et all.
Didn't put the name of 'series' in dropbox but ...first 3 chars of 'name that sounds strangely welsh' of episode, can make a diff, mayhaps ?

Smiling Spectre 10-04-2013 01:18 PM

It worked for me too from dropdown, but only after I typed to I. Didn't shown before. But it's usual Abandonia behavior with lot of matching games. :)

cdnp 18-04-2013 10:20 PM

The dropbox today refused to show the name of the correct game after inputting its name instead only showing the Halloween Harry game entry.

slx 18-04-2013 11:35 PM

The quiz doesn't work for me either!

BentleyVA 19-04-2013 12:42 AM

Today's answer to the quiz with the racetrack does not appear in the drop down menu, but I manually typed it in with a capital letter and it said the answer was correct.

cdnp 26-04-2013 10:28 PM

For today's screenshot quiz once again there are 2 choices given in the dropdown suggestion box;
Spoiler for the screenshot quiz
I chose the first one as it appears currently on Abandonia. I hope that anyone choosing the other choice wont be marked as wrong.

Two other fixes might be needed.

On Feb 27 Ping & Kooky's Cuckoo Zoo was marked as wrong. This was during the time of the quiz being messed up by the banner. However when I managed to enter the answer in a different browser manually I was marked as incorrect, probably due to the ampersand (&) as it has been a problem in the past.

Also for the quiz of March 20 there was the previous name of the game still in the dropbox; Last Half of Darkness VGA. Previously on Abandonia the game had two separate pages Last Half of Darkness & Last Half of Darkness VGA. I chose Last Half of Darkness VGA and was marked as wrong. Perhaps the old name should be expunged.

Thank you very much for the daily quizzes. I look forward to them every day.

Smiling Spectre 27-04-2013 11:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 452020)
Also for the quiz of March 20 there was the previous name of the game still in the dropbox; Last Half of Darkness VGA. Previously on Abandonia the game had two separate pages Last Half of Darkness & Last Half of Darkness VGA. I chose Last Half of Darkness VGA and was marked as wrong. Perhaps the old name should be expunged.

There are really 2 versions of this game - Last half of Darkness is older and have different interface from Last Half of Darkness VGA.

cdnp 28-04-2013 01:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 452046)
There are really 2 versions of this game - Last half of Darkness is older and have different interface from Last Half of Darkness VGA.

I knew about the 2 versions but I was trying to guess for the reason that I was marked wrong and I couldn't find the VGA version for some reason then.

cdnp 03-05-2013 10:04 PM

Once again I was marked as wrong even though I entered the right game name for today's quiz.
Spoiler for the Screenshot Quiz
I am very disappointed.

piroklasztit 03-05-2013 10:16 PM

Same error here. Right answer cpoy+pasted and recognized as incorrect

Don't look if you don't know the answer

MuzzyF8 12-05-2013 12:54 PM

I got some login problem for about 3 days.
When I open Abandonia page it looks like I'm not logged in.
I can't answer to a quiz of course.
When I try to login the page changes to my user, but I'm still not logged to the site.

There is no problem with forum as you can see.

Problem tested in FireFox and IE10 - it occurs in both, doesn't matter which browser is used.

Is it some page/cookie problem or just my computer gone weird? :mhh:

Amayirot Akago 12-05-2013 02:17 PM

I seem to be having the same problem as Muzzy, using Chrome myself.

mbgeek 12-05-2013 10:43 PM

Same here...cannot login
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Amayirot Akago (Post 452576)
I seem to be having the same problem as Muzzy, using Chrome myself.

Anyone? LOL

Smiling Spectre 13-05-2013 05:00 AM

Same for me. I reported it as problem in "feedback" section.

Amayirot Akago 13-05-2013 08:05 AM

Everything seems to be back in order again now :)

Smiling Spectre 13-05-2013 09:15 AM

Yes. Seems, it worked on weekend and was fixed as soon as programmers returned. :)

slx 23-06-2013 12:04 AM

Today it didn't accept the correct answer!!! The correct answer is
Mxfju's Gxte Gxccvby.

cdnp 23-06-2013 02:24 AM

The name of the game is clearly in the orange background.
spoiler
Maybe the problem is with the apostrophe again. I tried using %27 but it still did not work.

Andras78 23-06-2013 03:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 453874)
The name of the game is clearly in the orange background.
spoiler
Maybe the problem is with the apostrophe again.

Same for me. But I've selected the game name :wacko:

Mingva 23-06-2013 06:36 AM

Why the quiz cann't accept a correct answer for 23rd June? I tried to select the from drop down list, then wrote manually but the answer shows still incorrect. Maybe it's because of ' in game name?

piroklasztit 23-06-2013 02:05 PM

I didn't choose from the drop down list, but copied and pasted from the game review page. Still it wasn't approved as correct.

Andras78 26-06-2013 03:16 AM

Unfortunatelly, again :dislike:
And this solution has not any special character. brrrr...
I want my 'piece of eight' :unsure:

dosraider 26-06-2013 07:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andras78 (Post 454025)
Unfortunatelly, again :dislike:
And this solution has not any special character. brrrr...
I want my 'piece of eight' :unsure:

What????????? Quiz works flawless today.
But: there are two similar games in that series hosted on AB, you must of course choose the right one ........

cdnp 02-07-2013 10:05 PM

It seems that the apostrophe is causing problems again today.

It refuses to accept the correct answer
Spoiler for screenshot quiz
Using %27 still does not work.

underdog 03-07-2013 07:51 AM

yep... me too... dis sucks... big time :palm:

Musteriuz 03-07-2013 01:01 PM

Yep, I also just got my correct answer (chosen from the drop-down list) ticked off as wrong .... for the nth time.
Quote:

Originally Posted by underdog (Post 454245)
yep... me too... dis sucks... big time :palm:


cdnp 03-07-2013 10:04 PM

H'mm.

How random is the quiz?

Twice in the same week from the same game?

Well at least it worked.

dosraider 04-07-2013 02:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 454266)
How random is the quiz?

Twice in the same week from the same game?

Random is random, means that you even can get the same game 5 times in a row, kinda as flipping a coin..... :lame:

Also: http://search.dilbert.com/comic/Rand...er%20Generator

_r.u.s.s. 06-07-2013 03:36 PM

a good coder would pre-shuffle the games so it woudn't pick something absolutely random. people who want something "random" almost never want really random- there always are some rules the patterns have to follow

arete 07-07-2013 09:01 AM

you're a perfect coder... He who gets the vision gets the JOB! :sneakrete: :max: :smugulon: :rolleyes: :lame: :blush: :palm: XD

:borg: :picard: :heart:

Diamondfist 14-07-2013 03:27 AM

Hello!

I believe that there is an error in the quiz again; I selected the correct answer from the drop-down list, and it stated that my answer was wrong.

This is what I selected:

for screenshot quiz

cdnp 14-07-2013 03:37 AM

I also experienced the same crushing disappointment.

Musteriuz 14-07-2013 09:43 AM

If all the games with special characters causes an error when you submit your guess, then they should remove those options from the roster. Another 5 Po8 down the drain.

Smiling Spectre 14-07-2013 04:39 PM

Strange. Last answer seems haven't any special symbols. But failed anyway. Hmm. :|

BranjoHello 14-07-2013 06:18 PM

I feel your pain too. :whops:

cdnp 14-07-2013 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 454600)
Strange. Last answer seems haven't any special symbols. But failed anyway. Hmm. :|

It did contain parenthesis which are symbols.

underdog 15-07-2013 06:57 AM

cant somebody - finally - unscrew this? you know, it really is childish, but not getting the Po8 sucks...

Musteriuz 15-07-2013 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by underdog (Post 454616)
cant somebody - finally - unscrew this? you know, it really is childish, but not getting the Po8 sucks...

Whilst some may think it childish, I don't believe it to be childish at all. It's not really about the Po8. That's just a little "reward" for taking the time to go and look for the game in the quiz. Most of us come to the site to see if those 2 or 3 favourites we remember from way back then is actually still available and not much more. What this feature really does in the process is bring you to many of the games that you might never have had a look at otherwise. I've already found a raft of other interesting games by searching for the correct screenshot, reading a review that piques my interest and then downloading and trying it out.

Therefore this feature is a very good internal advertising platform for Abandonia, but if it remains flawed most people will lose interest and stop using it which would be a bad thing for the website in terms of game exposure.

Musteriuz 26-07-2013 08:43 AM

Hmm, after my last philosophical monologue, no one seems willing to post here anymore, so back to simpler things.

The quiz screenshot from yesterday (for Summer Games II) is exactly the same as one from World Games, therefore everyone who submitted World Games as their guess got 0 Po8 which is yet again unfair.

R153nm 26-07-2013 01:31 PM

Actually, the player names in the top left are different. Yes, they are otherwise the same, but that did kind of jump out.

Musteriuz 30-07-2013 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by R153nm (Post 455088)
Actually, the player names in the top left are different. Yes, they are otherwise the same, but that did kind of jump out.

You are correct, my bad. Sorry for making an unnecessary complaint.

Japo 30-07-2013 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Musteriuz (Post 454620)
Whilst some may think it childish, I don't believe it to be childish at all. It's not really about the Po8. That's just a little "reward" for taking the time to go and look for the game in the quiz. Most of us come to the site to see if those 2 or 3 favourites we remember from way back then is actually still available and not much more. What this feature really does in the process is bring you to many of the games that you might never have had a look at otherwise. I've already found a raft of other interesting games by searching for the correct screenshot, reading a review that piques my interest and then downloading and trying it out.

Therefore this feature is a very good internal advertising platform for Abandonia, but if it remains flawed most people will lose interest and stop using it which would be a bad thing for the website in terms of game exposure.

We feel the same about this, but it's not completely within our reach to solve it. Only the owners of the website (abovomedia.com), not the volunteer staff (us), can fix website bugs. Note: the onwers never read the forums; you can use the "contact us" form under the "navigation" website tab.

cdnp 04-08-2013 10:12 PM

Once again I was marked as wrong even though I entered the right game name for today's quiz.

Spoiler for Screenshot Quiz

I am extremely disillusioned.

Diamondfist 05-08-2013 12:22 AM

I encountered the same thing. Relieved to see that I'm not the only one encountering it.

underdog 05-08-2013 06:56 AM

yep, me too... odd how theres NO symbols at all in this games name... none whatsoever... *sigh*

Smiling Spectre 05-08-2013 01:19 PM

Same here. Wild guesses: either this... thing don't like CAPITAL letters, or long names (Spiderman failed for me too, as I remember).

cdnp 06-08-2013 10:31 PM

The name of the game is clearly in the screenshot.
Spoiler for quiz

It seems that it again is a problem with the apostrophe. I tried again using %27 but that trick doesn't work anymore. I also tried substituting Arabic numerals for the Roman numerals but that did not work either. As a side effect of this bug you can reload the page and try again as many times as you want.

underdog 27-08-2013 10:06 PM

once again--- the error strikes... less like the revenge of montezuma... more like... his **** return <-- :(

cdnp 27-08-2013 10:08 PM

Oh! please please please can you ask the webmasters to fix the problem with the screenshot quiz when the game's name has an apostrophe.

Once again it has ruined the quiz as it refuses to accept
Spoiler for the Screenshot Quiz
At the very least please can you reload the quiz.

Thank you very much.

Evil Bunny 28-08-2013 02:46 PM

Or, maybe, make a command to exclude titles with the apostrophe, if that takes less work? (Though that would introduce us to less games.)

Diamondfist 12-09-2013 10:41 PM

I looked up the game name to ensure I had the right game (knew which series it was), input the name enough for the name to pop up, selected the correct name and was told that the answer was wrong.

The quiz may have an owie. :(


rabadi 13-09-2013 12:45 AM

You have already voted today! Unfortunately, while your answer was right, the bug in the quiz said it was wrong! You can try your luck again in 22 hours and 17 minutes when the next quiz starts! Yesterdays correct answer was SuperKarts

underdog 13-09-2013 09:53 AM

yah, me too... gettin sick of this... theres not even a sign in the name that would cause this issue... (i know, theres one "-", but this does not cause issues with OTHER games...)

team, whoever... cant you finally, for good, fix this?

cdnp 20-10-2013 10:10 PM

Once again a problem with a game with an apostrophe in it.
Spoiler for screenshot quiz
If this problem is a low priority for being fixed at least can the quiz please be reloaded with another picture as was done in the past when there was a problem.

Many would really appreciate that.

Thank you.

BentleyVA 20-10-2013 11:18 PM

Past couple of days I have been having crappy luck with the quiz. Missed the Spot one because the only item in the drop down was Cool Spot. Anyway, yeah the quiz is borked again.

MuzzyF8 25-11-2013 01:31 PM

I've got some strange issue from today.

I'm not sure it's quiz bug or whole site.
What's the problem? Well...
I'm opening AB site and I see I'm not logged in.
In that case I can't guess in a quiz, so I try to log in. Everything loads like I'm logged in, but only forum works with my loging in. The site still says I must log in.

Anybody else got this problem?

P.S.
I'm using Firefox 25.0.1 in Windows 7 x64.

cdnp 25-11-2013 01:43 PM

I am also having the same problem. I generally use the latest Firefox 25.0.1 but I tried with IE11 and Chrome 30 and was unable to log in.

underdog 25-11-2013 03:18 PM

yep, same here... win7pro 64, same thing for firefox, ie11, chrome...

chris_doom_k. 25-11-2013 04:46 PM

I have the same problem, i can't log in at the site but i can post here in the forums. I hope a fix is imminent.

mbgeek 25-11-2013 08:56 PM

Same here...
 
Hope it gets fixed! :ouch:


Quote:

Originally Posted by chris_doom_k. (Post 458301)
I have the same problem, i can't log in at the site but i can post here in the forums. I hope a fix is imminent.


kemo 25-11-2013 11:18 PM

I have the same problem here.

groundhog 26-11-2013 09:01 AM

I'm experiencing the same problem (my browser is Opera 12.16).

Smiling Spectre 26-11-2013 10:49 AM

Yes, authorization broken again. It was seen before... I hope, it will be fixed soon.

dosraider 26-11-2013 12:59 PM

So .... someone put up a new add and screwed up once again ....????
:lol:

Smiling Spectre 27-11-2013 04:18 AM

As usual. *facepalm*

dosraider 27-11-2013 07:10 AM

Seems solved now, THX to who corrected the fail ...
:D

MircooA 10-12-2013 07:57 PM

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cdnp 15-12-2013 10:20 PM

I have been marked as wrong again today even after choosing the correct game.
Spoiler for screenshot quiz
On site and in the dropdown box the game was listed so. But maybe it wanted the definite article first as
Spoiler for the screenshot quiz
or maybe the screenshot is corrupted for although the screenshot is the same, the image size is different. On the game page the size is 18,000 bytes while the quiz image is 27,697 bytes.

kemo 16-12-2013 12:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 458583)
I have been marked as wrong again today even after choosing the correct game.
Spoiler for screenshot quiz
On site and in the dropdown box the game was listed so. But maybe it wanted the definite article first as
Spoiler for the screenshot quiz
or maybe the screenshot is corrupted for although the screenshot is the same, the image size is different. On the game page the size is 18,000 bytes while the quiz image is 27,697 bytes.

Got this one wrong, too.

underdog 16-12-2013 08:39 AM

yep, same for me... chose the answer (the only one containing the keyword...) from the dropdownmenu, had it marked as incorrect... which is weird, because only some days ago the very same game, if i remember correctly, was the answer too, and there everything worked out fine...

get this fixed, asap, pleaaaaaase.
Thanks!

slx 16-12-2013 09:09 AM

The quiz wrong again! :no:

cdnp 17-12-2013 10:02 PM

Once again I was marked incorrectly as wrong for
Spoiler for screen shot quiz
Oh how I fervently wish for ---- that the quiz can be fixed.

Diamondfist 18-12-2013 12:16 AM

I encountered the same problem. Love that game!

underdog 19-12-2013 07:07 AM

yup, faced that same issue... oddly enough, today the quiz says its been that very game...usually it refers to some TOTALLY different game the next day...

guys... can you finally fix this for good?

cdnp 31-12-2013 10:16 PM

I was frustratingly incorrectly marked wrong again for
Spoiler for screenshot quiz
I have no idea what the problem is today.

kemo 01-01-2014 01:21 AM

^^^ What he said

slx 01-01-2014 02:41 PM

:omg:
It wrong again! :headslap:
!!!AGAIN!!! :wacko:
:no:

piroklasztit 01-01-2014 03:59 PM

It didn't accepted the supposedly right answer.

chris_doom_k. 01-01-2014 06:21 PM

I had the same problem. Again.

cdnp 01-01-2014 10:04 PM

Today for the second day in row my correct answer would not be accepted. The game's name is clearly indicated in the upper right corner of the screenshot.
Spoiler for screenshot quiz
This time though it is due to old unfixed problem of games that have apostrophes in their name. The glitch though does allow unlimited guesses through reloading the page.

P.S. I was looking over my previous posts on this topic and I see that this exact screenshot was in the quiz of 5 months ago with the same broken result. Here.

P.S.S. I know that I have written about this before and been answered however are all the 5997 screenshots on site part of the quiz? It is surprising that the exact same picture should come up again so soon.

Diamondfist 02-01-2014 12:17 AM

I'm in the same situation, and appreciate the time you all are taking on working on the problem.

kemo 02-01-2014 12:48 AM

2 days in a row... just saying.

underdog 02-01-2014 06:56 AM

what a way to start a new year... two days so far, two messed up quizzes...

i know, this quiz is propably the least important thing that could be, but, you will HAVE to admit that, it IS annoying...

piroklasztit 02-01-2014 04:53 PM

The most annoying is the fact that today's picture cannot be mistaken! And still! It's the devil's work I tell you!

cdnp 02-01-2014 10:27 PM

Well.

The quiz worked today. However the game refused to show up in the dropbox. The only game that came up was
Wrong answer for today's quiz

slx 02-01-2014 10:45 PM

:omg:
something isn't right, again... :(
:palm:

Diamondfist 04-01-2014 12:42 AM

Thank you for your work on the screenshot quiz; hopefully there won't be any more problems.

cdnp 13-01-2014 10:08 PM

What happened to the quiz?

It was a little late today.

cdnp 23-01-2014 10:26 PM

Are any administrators following this thread? I have seen no responses over the last few months for problems with the quiz. Should I PM?

Today's screenshot is basically the name of the game yet it was marked as wrong.

Thank you

chris_doom_k. 23-01-2014 10:41 PM

It happens all the time and it is frustrating.

rabadi 23-01-2014 11:20 PM

Well you can say that today's quiz truly lives up to its name and the answer is lost :smile2:

Diamondfist 24-01-2014 12:50 AM

The screenshot was like a big giveaway, and I still got an "Incorrect" message ... and it stays. I have faith that it will be fixed, and thanks to those working on the problem.

piroklasztit 24-01-2014 06:47 AM

Unmistakable, still incorrect answer. That gives the real essence of Abandonia Quiz :D

Capo 24-01-2014 03:54 PM

:doh:

Amayirot Akago 03-03-2014 10:03 PM

Instead of showing a screenshot, it says "Shot not found, sry" on the main page now.

cdnp 03-03-2014 10:05 PM

What Happened to the quiz?

Oh good it finally showed up.

cdnp 16-03-2014 10:52 PM

For some unknown reason only the second game of the series shows up in the suggestion dropdown box when the correct game is entered in the text box.
spoiler for screenshot quiz
It does though accept the correct answer as given.

Diamondfist 16-03-2014 11:47 PM

Agreed. The same thing happens for me.

cdnp 17-03-2014 10:39 PM

It seems these problems sometimes happen in bunches.

Today there is the frustrating apostrophe problem again. The quiz refuses to accept
Spoiler for screenshot quiz
Though it as a glitch it will let you retry as many times as you want.

dosraider 18-03-2014 05:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 459637)
It seems these problems sometimes happen in bunches.

Today there is the frustrating comma problem again. The quiz refuses to accept
Spoiler for screenshot quiz
Though it as a glitch it will let you retry as many times as you want.

:picard:
Seriously, it is obvious none at Above or whomever owns the site nowadays will put the needed effort in to correct the problem.
Now I wonder if it would be possible to make an 'exclude' list from those faulty ones? Something the AB staff could manage?
Also: it ain't a ref for the "Coding by Abovo Media Group 2010" skills ...

Just saying.

underdog 18-03-2014 07:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dosraider (Post 459640)
:picard:
Seriously, it is obvious none at Above or whomever owns the site nowadays will put the needed effort in to correct the problem.
Now I wonder if it would be possible to make an 'exclude' list from those faulty ones? Something the AB staff could manage?
Also: it ain't a ref for the "Coding by Abovo Media Group 2010" skills ...

Just saying.

Very, very, very true.

cdnp 25-03-2014 10:23 PM

I really hope that the main site can be fixed so that the screenshot quiz will return.

cdnp 13-05-2014 10:26 PM

I put in
Spoiler for screenshot quiz
and was marked wrong.

Well, it has been about a 2 month streak of accepted answers. I hope that the problem is just with today's quiz.

Andras78 19-05-2014 01:59 AM

Wrong again.

cdnp 19-05-2014 01:23 PM

The same problem as on Feb 27 '13 with the same game
spoiler for screenshot quiz
the quiz has an issue with the ampersand.

cdnp 30-05-2014 10:31 PM

The name of the game was misspelled in the dropdown box suggestions with two "R"s and one "S"
Wrongly spelled spoiler for screenshot quiz
I chose it and was marked as wrong. I hope that if anyone spells the name correctly as it is currently spelled on Abandonia
Correctly spelled spoiler for screenshot quiz
will be marked as correct.

Smiling Spectre 31-05-2014 06:14 PM

Wow. It seems, it's all artifacts of old engine. :/

In database wrong name was associated with Swedish version. Even if I cannot edit name in translation at all! I re-saved Swedish translation, and extra option disappeared. Stupid engine. :/

Thank you, cdnp, it gave me more info for thinking and experimenting... :)

---addition---
Gamebase is the heap of trash. As usual. Looking from site view, it's one name for every translation, but from database side, every entry have unique name, and some haven't name at all. I checked entries manually (as I haven't direct access to database), re-saving every different name. Hopefully, it will get rid of inconsistent names.

Also, I removed all apostrophes from base. Hopefully. &s are still here - I didn't touch it. Let's see, if we'll have less errors in quiz now...

cdnp 13-07-2014 02:13 AM

The dropdown box offered the old previous name
Previous name on site for the game
on Abandonia for today's screenshot quiz and when I chose it I was marked as wrong.

cdnp 17-07-2014 10:17 PM

I did not notice it until checking the screenshot for today's quiz but the gamepage
Spoiler for today's screenshot quiz
has the exact same screenshot twice.

The last 2 screenshots are identical.

Smiling Spectre 18-07-2014 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 460551)
The last 2 screenshots are identical.

You are right. I deleted the double.

cdnp 21-07-2014 10:06 PM

I was marked wrong again today for a correct answer
Spoiler for screenshot quiz
I hope that this can be fixed.

The same thing happened last July see here almost exactly a year ago!

Diamondfist 22-07-2014 01:06 AM

The same thing happened to me, hope it will be fixed soon, thanks!

Smiling Spectre 22-07-2014 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 460574)
I was marked wrong again today for a correct answer
Spoiler for screenshot quiz
I hope that this can be fixed.

Hmm, confirmed. :/ Also, Google suggest
Spoiler for screenshot quiz
at the totally random Abandonia pages. Can anyone try this? It's _not_ in visible part of database, so I have no idea how to reach it. :(

Amayirot Akago 25-09-2014 10:04 PM

Quiz won't display the screenshot, instead it just says "Shot not found, sry.".

cdnp 28-09-2014 11:16 PM

I was marked as wrong for
Spoiler for screenshot quiz
I am very dissappointed.

mbgeek 29-09-2014 01:10 PM

Quiz error
 
Yep same here...weird because this time there is nothing in the title that would mess it up like a weird character...LOL


Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 461102)
I was marked as wrong for
Spoiler for screenshot quiz
I am very dissappointed.


cdnp 23-10-2014 10:19 PM

Well it seems that this game for the screenshot quiz has still not been fixed. For the 3rd time recently the quiz refuses to acknowledge the correct answer:
Spoiler for Sceenshot quiz
also on July 21 see here and July 13 of last year see here.

Diamondfist 24-10-2014 01:21 AM

Same problem here.

Smiling Spectre 29-10-2014 11:22 AM

Oh, great, on page 160 of publishing games I found another enormous black hole. >.< It seems, some game translations wasn't simply wrong named (I found that earlier). And wasn't simply missing name (I checked this too). It received title "translation" en masse! %))

Ok, I'll try to correct it too...

cdnp 29-10-2014 10:48 PM

I was marked as wrong today for the correct reply of:
Spoiler for screenshot quiz
Please fix these errors.

Thank you.

Diamondfist 30-10-2014 12:54 AM

I also chose the correct name from the drop-down list, and it indicated the answer was wrong. The game is also one of my favorites!

I hope you have the chance to work on the problem; and thank you.

BentleyVA 30-10-2014 01:02 AM

I wonder if this one was grumpy because it didn't show up in the drop down list. The drop down list only showed the first game in the series.

Andrewpam 31-10-2014 09:09 AM

head post to think hi
 
Hi guys, i am anybody shoes fans at the start call this form.Nice to into you !

Diamondfist 01-11-2014 12:21 AM

It isn't just a particular game name; I found the correct game to today's screenshot quiz, entered the name, selecting it from the drop-down list, and was notified that it was wrong. There is a problem with the quiz, which will hopefully be fixed when the staff are able to do so.

This was what I entered:


piroklasztit 01-11-2014 01:03 PM

I think today's quiz is corrupt as well:

Spoiler for quiz


Any system errors? Because it's not the first nowadays

Smiling Spectre 04-11-2014 04:58 PM

Well, there are numerous system problems, actually, Diamondfist and piroklasztit.

1. No one knows how exactly quiz works. And moreover, no one can fiddle with it's algorythms. Well, programmers at former Studentis probably can, but they are not very eager to answer.

But supposedly, it takes games from full published games database.

2. Unfortunately, site code is in the such state that it's virtually impossible to found anything in current site admin interface. Dave seems had much understanding of it, and maybe on his level it's more transparent. But for me, on the lower access level, it's only neverending lists, with the very limited abilities to edit them. And Dave is too rarely on site nowadays. :(

3. Each game can exist in 3 forms:

- "Original", English game;
- Translated entry with it's own individual name (it supposedly match with "original", but actually it's not always the case);
- "Orphaned" game that exist in database, but not connected with the "original".

I have no idea from what of this lists quiz pulls names. But if it's all three, in case of any discrepancy results can be weird. :(

4. Some symbols (basically, special ones, like ":", or "/", or quotes itself) confirmed as non-recognizable by quiz, even if they exist in the name. :/ They was removed from the names, supposedly, just for quiz purpose.

So, as you see, sources of the errors can be numerous. I am trying my best to remove what I can... but my abilities are limited. Sorry for that.

Diamondfist 05-11-2014 01:21 AM

Smiling Spectre, thank you for taking the time to explain that. I don't mean to complain; It's such a cool quiz, and a lot of members are passionate about it. I know how much staff is here, and it is a lot to manage, so I have a lot of respect for the people here. :)

Today's quiz had a pretty long name, but I guessed correctly, and I didn't select from the drop-down choice(s) just in case (probably no difference). :unsure:

Smiling Spectre 05-11-2014 05:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diamondfist (Post 461448)
Today's quiz had a pretty long name, but I guessed correctly, and I didn't select from the drop-down choice(s) just in case (probably no difference). :unsure:

Guessing list _definitely_ takes into account all published games. Including wrong named ones (try to find "translate" name next time - it will be found, because base have several hundreds of such named translated games). But if it's the case for the selecting games for quiz remains mystery.

cdnp 30-04-2015 10:14 PM

Well, its been a long time since the last problem but I was marked wrong again today for the correct response.
Spoiler for screenshot quiz
I hope that it wont happen again soon like the last time that they came in bunches.

cdnp 04-06-2015 10:45 PM

Hello again.

It is not an error exactly, however the screenshot is from a nonexistent game. It comes from your April Fools 2012 Game entry
Spoiler for Screenshot Quiz
This does not seem fair!

cdnp 22-10-2015 10:31 PM

Well, its been more than 6 months since the last problem but I was marked wrong again today for the correct response.
Spoiler for screenshot quiz

BentleyVA 22-10-2015 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 464227)
Well, its been more than 6 months since the last problem but I was marked wrong again today for the correct response.
Spoiler for screenshot quiz

Every time, you beat me to the forums. :)

Diamondfist 25-10-2015 12:47 AM

Thank you for fixing the quiz! :OK:

cdnp 05-07-2016 10:22 PM

Well, its been more than 8 months since the last problem but I was marked wrong again today for the correct response.
Spoiler for screenshot quiz

slx 05-07-2016 10:22 PM

The quiz wrong again today! :(

underdog 06-07-2016 08:58 AM

wut tae fooooock! been ages since this happened, but today... the solution was flagged as wrong :/

cdnp 11-08-2016 10:38 PM

Well, its been more than 3 months since the last problem but I was marked wrong again today for the correct response.
spoiler for screenshot quiz
Maybe it is a problem with the apostrophe?

BentleyVA 12-08-2016 12:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 465965)
Well, its been more than 3 months since the last problem but I was marked wrong again today for the correct response.
spoiler for screenshot quiz
Maybe it is a problem with the apostrophe?

You always beat me to it. Poo.

Diamondfist 12-08-2016 01:20 AM

I have the same problem. The answer appears on the drop-down selection without the apostrophe, and is the one I select, but it still marked it incorrect.

So maybe the quiz has a lil' oopsie-woopsie! :3:

Smiling Spectre 12-08-2016 05:40 AM

Actually, with most previous cases it's exactly apostrophe is the source of the problem, so I removed all of them. *sigh*

I'll try to dig deeper.

underdog 12-08-2016 08:22 AM

seeing you guys are on it as of now... great, cause i, too, "can" report the correct answer being marked as wrong. selected the title from the dropdown after entering "game gallery"

Diamondfist 13-08-2016 02:13 AM

The quiz worked for me today (no apostrophe), and I wanted to thank you for looking into the problem, thank you! Hopefully, it isn't anything too complicated.

cdnp 21-08-2016 10:17 PM

I have been marked wrong incorrectly today for the game in the screenshot quiz.
Spoiler for screenshot quiz
It has only been 10 days since the last problem and this one has come up before a few times:
September 09, 2014
October 22, 2015
May 7,2016
and Today.
I have written about it each time and the problem does not seem to have been solved yet.

BentleyVA 22-08-2016 12:48 AM

If at least this one game is a problem child, maybe the powers that be could check what the answer is supposed to be and and cross check with the database. I remember long ago that someone found a problem with special characters in the database. Maybe there is something of a similar nature going on here that is causing the recent failures.

underdog 22-08-2016 08:13 AM

yeah, yet again, the demon of "wrong answer" strikes again... for no apparent reason at all. no apostrophes, no signs, just plain, stupid, letters... sheesh. :mhh:

Smiling Spectre 22-08-2016 10:33 AM

My personal suspicion is that sometimes quiz addresses the translations instead main game, that is usually invisible, as main game and translation have matched names. Catch is that for some time after site transition all translations was named "Translation" instead game name, so failed to be found. It's additionally could be complicated if translation is not marked as the translation, as in that case it's quite impossible to detect. Dave fixed a lot of such errors, but I haven't tools or knowledge he have. So right now I am processing endless list of "Translation" titles, fixing it as it must be... Unfortunately, I have no endless free time for that, so I am doing it for about year, and still have about 30 pages of such titles before me (50 games per page). I hope, I'll finish this before new year... and then we'll had to puzzle about other possible reason. ;)

underdog 22-08-2016 10:22 PM

@smiling spectre: wow... f*** that sounds annoying... thanks for you effort!!!

cdnp 23-08-2016 01:36 AM

@smiling spectre

Thank you so much for all your hard work.

Would it please be possible to prioritize the checking for the following 3 games that have been a problem multiple times over the years in the screenshot quiz:
7th Legion
1000 Miglia
Aces of the Pacific

Or maybe these 3 games can be removed from quiz until they can be fixed.

Thank you.

Smiling Spectre 23-08-2016 05:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 466022)
Would it please be possible to prioritize the checking for the following 3 games that have been a problem multiple times over the years in the screenshot quiz:
7th Legion
1000 Miglia
Aces of the Pacific

Or maybe these 3 games can be removed from quiz until they can be fixed.

It seems, I wasn't clear enough. Sorry then. Ok, I'll elaborate more.

I haven't access to the database directly. I even haven't access to some admin functions on the user level - for example, I cannot search for the any game in the base for all its entries (except obvious, language-dependant search, that is main functionality, but exactly there everything look all right). I _can_ search for any game and edit it, but in fact base gives me only one, seemingly random selected entry if game have several. For example, named Aces of the Pacific I checked yesterday - and admin search always returns Portugal version. *sigh*

So I had to use backdoors and indirect fixes. For example, named "Translation" names can be fixed by entering to edit mode of the correspondent translated entry and saving it. But all three games named by you haven't anything suspicious in the linked translations (there still can be more unlinked, theoretically speaking, that I still didn't access).

But as you can see, all of them shares the one interesting property: they are relatively new on site (20 000+ name entry number) and names are at the start of alphabet. On the other hand, there are also others that share the same property - both 007 games, for example, - so maybe it's only coincidence.

Base in the awful state under the hood anyway. For example, every translated entry have "state" field (that can be "none, in translation, finished") - but it's cannot be accessed through main interface long ago, so 90% of translated games actually have "In progress" state. I hate long-standing bug that false connecting English and translated bases of tags, so in result after correcting English entry all connected translated entries lost their tags. (And my initial efforts on site was to sort out tag system in hope to this bug auto-fixed... well, didn't work. :/

So - I'll keep trying, but do not hold your breath too much. :)

cdnp 24-03-2017 03:41 AM

Well, still no fix for
Spoiler for screenshot quiz
which is the answer for today.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 466024)
So - I'll keep trying, but do not hold your breath too much. :)

I hope that this problem will be eventually fixed.
Thank you.

Mystvan 04-04-2017 12:34 AM

Spectre is the man!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 466022)
@smiling spectre

Thank you so much for all your hard work.

Would it please be possible to prioritize the checking for the following 3 games that have been a problem multiple times over the years in the screenshot quiz:
7th Legion
1000 Miglia
Aces of the Pacific

Or maybe these 3 games can be removed from quiz until they can be fixed.

Thank you.

There are still some games like Skull & Crossbones and Oliver & Company (renamed to Oliver and Company). I cannot find if there are more games with “&”.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 466024)
It seems, I wasn't clear enough. Sorry then. Ok, I'll elaborate more.

I haven't access to the database directly. I even haven't access to some admin functions on the user level - for example, I cannot search for the any game in the base for all its entries (except obvious, language-dependant search, that is main functionality, but exactly there everything look all right). I _can_ search for any game and edit it, but in fact base gives me only one, seemingly random selected entry if game have several. For example, named Aces of the Pacific I checked yesterday - and admin search always returns Portugal version. *sigh*

So I had to use backdoors and indirect fixes. For example, named "Translation" names can be fixed by entering to edit mode of the correspondent translated entry and saving it. But all three games named by you haven't anything suspicious in the linked translations (there still can be more unlinked, theoretically speaking, that I still didn't access).

But as you can see, all of them shares the one interesting property: they are relatively new on site (20 000+ name entry number) and names are at the start of alphabet. On the other hand, there are also others that share the same property - both 007 games, for example, - so maybe it's only coincidence.

Base in the awful state under the hood anyway. For example, every translated entry have "state" field (that can be "none, in translation, finished") - but it's cannot be accessed through main interface long ago, so 90% of translated games actually have "In progress" state. I hate long-standing bug that false connecting English and translated bases of tags, so in result after correcting English entry all connected translated entries lost their tags. (And my initial efforts on site was to sort out tag system in hope to this bug auto-fixed... well, didn't work. :/

So - I'll keep trying, but do not hold your breath too much. :)

Thank you for your hard work, Spectre (and Dave). You are the man! You are the Mighty Spectreman! :kosta:

I have a suggestion, Spectre and CDNP. How about renaming the titles of the games in question? You could, for example, rename from 1000 Miglia to Thousand Miglia; from 007 to Double Zero Seven, etc. :)

Smiling Spectre 05-04-2017 06:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 467507)
I have a suggestion, Spectre and CDNP. How about renaming the titles of the games in question? You could, for example, rename from 1000 Miglia to Thousand Miglia; from 007 to Double Zero Seven, etc. :)

Sounds quirky. While '&'='And', '1000'<>'Thousand'. And then remember that there are Eye of the Beholder 2, Ultima 5, and on and on... I will not remove all numbers, even if it would be true reason, because no one will found this games afterward - and it's even not the reason but suspicion...

Mystvan 06-04-2017 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 467516)
Sounds quirky. While '&'='And', '1000'<>'Thousand'. And then remember that there are Eye of the Beholder 2, Ultima 5, and on and on... I will not remove all numbers, even if it would be true reason, because no one will found this games afterward - and it's even not the reason but suspicion...

What a pity! I know (re)naming the titles may be pretty weird, but at least it was a suggestion to try to calm our friend cdnp :sad: from getting frustrated with the quiz errors.

By the way, I found more titles with the “&” that can cause quiz error:

1830 Railroads & Robber Barons;

Command & Conquer;

Skull & Crossbones (already mentioned).

Smiling Spectre 11-04-2017 02:20 PM

I'll check them, Mystvan, thank you. :)

Mystvan 13-04-2017 03:08 PM

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Yes, Sir. You are welcome.

By the way, I found more games with “&”. I will post new information if I find the games that are supposed with bugs here in this thread in order to centralize the information and avoid confusion.

I found more games with “&”

Mystvan 15-04-2017 01:50 AM

The complete List of games with “&” and “'”
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 467549)
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Yes, Sir. You are welcome.

By the way, I found more games with “&”. I will post new information if I find the games that are supposed with bugs here in this thread in order to centralize the information and avoid confusion.

I found more games with “&”

Hi, Spectre.

I finally got the full List of games (Phew! Whew!) whose titles contain symbols “&” and “'”:

1830 Railroads & Robber Barons;

Asterix & Obelix;

Command & Conquer;

Dragon's Lair - Escape from Singes Castle;

North & South;

Ping & Kookys Cuckoo Zoo;

Prince of Persia 2 - The Shadow & The Flame;

Quarky & Quaysoos Turbo Science;

Sid & Als Incredible Toons;

Skull & Crossbones;

Tom & Jerry Cat-astrophe.

I am sorry for bothering you :( and thank you for the hard work. :OK: Happy Easter! :hello:

Smiling Spectre 21-04-2017 12:53 PM

I have not much free time right now (and I wonder how I missed all this games in first time), but thank you, Mystvan! I'll fix them as soon as I'll have more time.

Mystvan 23-04-2017 11:44 PM

I lost 10 PoE
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 467576)
I have not much free time right now (and I wonder how I missed all this games in first time), but thank you, Mystvan! I'll fix them as soon as I'll have more time.

Hi Spectre,

I had already warned Japo that I had lost 5 Piece of Eight (PoE) due to system bug. I showed using screeshots with discrepant score.

Now the same thing happened to me again. I only earned the login score, but the score for the correct answer to the quiz was lost. If you want, I can show the main page showing that I answered correctly, but I only won 1 PoE.

Could you fix this bug? It seems like it happens when you use more than one browser to log in.

Thanks in advance. And grateful for the attention.

Smiling Spectre 24-04-2017 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 467587)
I answered correctly, but I only won 1 PoE.

Could you fix this bug? It seems like it happens when you use more than one browser to log in.

Not my sphere of competence, sorry. Wait for Japo.

Mystvan 25-04-2017 12:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 467592)
Not my sphere of competence, sorry. Wait for Japo.

Hello, Spectre.

OK I understand you. :max: And thanks for the clarification. So I will wait for Japo’s response.

cdnp 02-06-2017 10:47 PM

The game for today's screenshot quiz is one of those games that the quiz has trouble with. I have mentioned this particular game a few times before in this thread here and here and here.
Spoiler for the screenshot quiz

Mystvan 02-06-2017 11:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 467863)
The game for today's screenshot quiz is one of those games that the quiz has trouble with. I have mentioned this particular game a few times before in this thread here and here and here.
Spoiler for the screenshot quiz

Unfortunately, the quality of post-Kosta dropped when Abandonia became part of a company above any suspicion... :whops: They are kind of the “One Above All” Admins e other Staff members. So there is nothing they (Admins) can do... They are powerless... :dunno:

Diamondfist 03-06-2017 12:51 AM

I had the same problem with the quiz, though I am grateful to those that addressed the login issue. Thank you!

Mystvan 04-06-2017 12:00 AM

15 PoE lost... Forever!
 
So far, I’ve already lost 15 PoE due to System error (I mean, the System considered my answers correct, but I still could not get the PoE :whops: :sick:): 04/18/2017 (Deep Space Drifter), 04/23/2017 (Adventure in Serenia) and 06/03/2017 (today - Operation Frog). :nono: :protest: :sick:

Well, the only way is for us to settle for the situation since “One Above All” has other priorities... :palm: :picard: :headslap:

And besides, this is better than losing all the PoE... *chills* :hairpull: :wall:

My only consolation is that Bonk has not yet managed to reduce the PoE gap. Phew! Whew!

Mystvan 24-06-2017 02:24 PM

Yesterday’s Daily Quiz Screenshot has not started yet... The Quiz delayed for the first time the unbelievable 20 minutes. Sometimes delayed a little, but never for so long. :mhh:

How mysterious... Does it have a Cyber_Bonk’s :kuger: [go(l)d]finger on it? Well, if that is the case, the Poke-man :poke2: is still ahead of Cyber_Bonk :kuger:! Rock & Roll! :rocks:

Mystvan 25-06-2017 10:38 PM

The Pipe of Peace
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 468007)
Yesterday’s Daily Quiz Screenshot has not started yet... The Quiz delayed for the first time the unbelievable 20 minutes. Sometimes delayed a little, but never for so long. :mhh:

How mysterious... Does it have a Cyber_Bonk’s :kuger: [go(l)d]finger on it? Well, if that is the case, the Poke-man :poke2: is still ahead of Cyber_Bonk :kuger:! Rock & Roll! :rocks:

Poke-man :poke2: made peace with the Cyber-Bonk :kuger: and both smoked the Pipe of Peace. Cough! Cough! :drool: :cigar:

To smoke the Pipe of Peace, a very special condition is necessary:


Bonk 25-06-2017 11:44 PM

Yes, I can confirm that a peace treaty was signed. Of course Mystvan and Bonk will continue to fight for PoE, but now we fight together.

tienkhoanguyen 28-06-2017 06:01 AM

wait a minute. I want to get in on the peace treaty too. i'm felling left out.

Mystvan 28-06-2017 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tienkhoanguyen (Post 468028)
wait a minute. I want to get in on the peace treaty too. i'm felling left out.

Yahoo! :yahoo: (I am really sorry Google, Microsoft, etc. :bleh2:) Captain Bible :zen:, I really regret that you feel that way. It was not our intention, as our great goal is to defeat the undefeated marko river :1stplace: with his innumerable badges. :o :omg: :rocks:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 467947)
You have this very words in your signature, you know? It's up to you, but it's not necessary to repeat it each post, as for me. Twice. Just sayin'.

Quote:

Originally Posted by tienkhoanguyen (Post 467951)
Thanks Smily! You cool. Just sayin. I know I am not cool like Captain Bible#

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 467980)
But you don't plan to change your post formats, are you? *sigh* Not the very best idea as for me, but it's yours posts after all. Well, as you wish.

Quote:

Originally Posted by tienkhoanguyen (Post 467981)
Don't worry smiley. You are cool in my book. I don't do it all the time just much of the time. hehe However once in a blue moon you'll see sample softwares from third party vendors like this one for Windows however it is continuing to be classic.

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/7so...arty_softwares

Cheers however just trying to drink water since alcohol and strong drinks shorten your lifespan!

By the way, how is Arm Wrestling going with Super Spectreman :ufoalien:? I expect a battle of cosmic proportions! :o :omg: :poke: :catfight: :swordfight:

Where is the Living Tribunal to judge the cosmic (or comic? :bleh1:) disputes? :wacko: :hypno: :hypno2:

tienkhoanguyen 28-06-2017 11:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 468032)
Yahoo! :yahoo: (I am really sorry Google, Microsoft, etc. :bleh2:) Captain Bible :zen:, I really regret that you feel that way. It was not our intention, as our great goal is to defeat the undefeated marko river :1stplace: with his innumerable badges. :o :omg: :rocks:






By the way, how is Arm Wrestling going with Super Spectreman :ufoalien:? I expect a battle of cosmic proportions! :o :omg: :poke: :catfight: :swordfight:

Where is the Living Tribunal to judge the cosmic (or comic? :bleh1:) disputes? :wacko: :hypno: :hypno2:

Oops. I forgot. Well I decided to be kinder these days in my old age. So I don't praise my family much anymore. Just once in my signature is good enough I guess. Just like Tseki and arête dropped out. I don't want you to drop out of existence too!!! If that happens I really start to feel lost in the void.

Mystvan 29-06-2017 12:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tienkhoanguyen (Post 468033)
Oops. I forgot. Well I decided to be kinder these days in my old age. So I don't praise my family much anymore. Just once in my signature is good enough I guess. Just like Tseki and arête dropped out. I don't want you to drop out of existence too!!! If that happens I really start to feel lost in the void.

No(r)way! Do not worry about it. :OK: I was also joking with the nicknames I created for Spectre and for you. If you knew the nicknames I created for Bonk during our period of rivalry. Even I also created my own nickname.

I regret that Tseki must have deleted his (old) account on Abandonia. I hope my jokes have not led him to make a radical decision either.

In relation to Marg(arete) aka Iron Lady, she is stronger than you think. She has 03 sacred and holy artifacts: Staff of Power :bruce: (which makes her the most powerful Staff member), Lance(lot) :link: (the legendary Lance that repels any kind of attack) and Iron Fist :boxing: (more powerful than the Iron Fist from Marvel Comics!).

But if you are still in (S)pain, remember Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay. Even with stomachache, he continues to play vigorously and defeat his opponents by moaning and screaming in (S)pain. It reminds me of the best Brazilian Tennis player of all time Gustavo Kuerten (maybe Master of Rafael Nadal?). I think if they (Kuerten and Nadal) both played Tennis doubles, we would have a beautiful duet in (S)pain. ♩♪♫♬ :drunk: :serenade: :dance: ♬♫♪♩ :drool: :blush: :love: :sick: :sos:

“Ooerrah. Oooerrh. Erraharoo. Oooorh. Make, Bruticus, hung(a)ry! Bruticus, devastate, Devastator... (H)Ugh! Stomachache!” :sick: :sos:

Now, if you want to know the reason that many former members left the Abandonia perhaps because after Kosta ceases to be the owner of the site, Abandonia was gradually abandoned by the new owner. How good would it be if the company Abovo [from Swe(et)-den] treated Abandonia with more love, care, affection and dedication... :abandonia!: :loveab:

Or maybe because they’ve been getting busy over the years. Who knows? :dunno:

tienkhoanguyen 29-06-2017 12:45 PM

Love never fails

Mystvan 16-07-2017 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 467870)
So far, I’ve already lost 15 PoE due to System error (I mean, the System considered my answers correct, but I still could not get the PoE :whops: :sick:): 04/18/2017 (Deep Space Drifter), 04/23/2017 (Adventure in Serenia) and 06/03/2017 (today - Operation Frog). :nono: :protest: :sick:

Well, the only way is for us to settle for the situation since “One Above All” has other priorities... :palm: :picard: :headslap:

And besides, this is better than losing all the PoE... *chills* :hairpull: :wall:

My only consolation is that Bonk has not yet managed to reduce the PoE gap. Phew! Whew!

The Abandonia system went wrong again and I did not earn my 5 PoE deserved for having correctly answered the Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz today (07/16/2017 - Pirates!). :palm: :picard:

Well, this is the life and there is nothing we can do to solve this annoying quiz bug. The way is for us to settle and move on. :headslap: :sick:

The strange thing is that this game bug both afflicts Poke-man :poke2: and Cyber-Bonk :kuger:. Why does it happen to us alone, eh? :what: Unless there are more members who have not demonstrated their dissatisfaction with this quiz bug yet. :unsure:

Bonk 17-07-2017 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 468240)
The strange thing is that this game bug both afflicts Poke-man :poke2: and Cyber-Bonk :kuger:. Why does it happen to us alone, eh?

Actually, you should only speak for yourself. It seems this time you are the only one afflicted. I got my 5 PoE without problems. :smile2:
But you also gained 11 PoE on 07/16/2017, if it wasn't from answering the quiz it was from other sources, so don't complain. :)

Mystvan 18-07-2017 02:24 AM

Hellp! Hellp! Whoa! Eeek! Poke-man is in danger!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bonk (Post 468250)
Actually, you should only speak for yourself. It seems this time you are the only one afflicted. I got my 5 PoE without problems. :smile2:
But you also gained 11 PoE on 07/16/2017, if it wasn't from answering the quiz it was from other sources, so don't complain. :)

Dear Cyber-Bonk. :kuger:

It happened again. :sucks: :lame: Could not you lend your Cyber powers to me? Or use your Chair-man :chair: position to hellp me get out of this mess? Hellp! Hellp! Whoa! Eeek! Poke-man :poke2: is in danger! :sos:

Bonk 18-07-2017 04:43 PM

What are you talking about? I'm keeping track of your PoE as well as of mine and everything seems normal. At the moment yo have 19116 PoE, yesterday you had 19110, so you got the usual daily share of PoE. In the last weeks I didn't see a single day where you got less than 6 PoE per day.

Mystvan 18-07-2017 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bonk (Post 468269)
What are you talking about? I'm keeping track of your PoE as well as of mine and everything seems normal. At the moment yo have 19116 PoE, yesterday you had 19110, so you got the usual daily share of PoE. In the last weeks I didn't see a single day where you got less than 6 PoE per day.

Dear Cyber-Bonk :kuger:. On 07/16/2017 (Pirates!), the day before yesterday, I should get 13 PoE. And on 07/17/2017 (Golden Axe), yesterday, I should get 11 PoE... On those two days I lost 10 PoE for my correct answers to the Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz.

I need your Cyber Powers to get those PoE back. In addition to your Chair-man :chair: authority to authorize this. :/

EDIT:

Wow. In total I lost 25 PoE due to the bugs on Abandonia. I need the GrandMaster Spectre(man) :borg: to checkmate the King of bugs.

Bonk 18-07-2017 09:57 PM

Ah, so you got additional sources of PoE. Ok, that explains that.
Maybe your quiz errors are somehow connected to that? I have no idea what it could be.

And I am not the Chairman, that's Geezer (look at his profile picture). :smile2:

Mystvan 19-07-2017 12:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bonk (Post 468276)
Ah, so you got additional sources of PoE. Ok, that explains that.
Maybe your quiz errors are somehow connected to that? I have no idea what it could be.

And I am not the Chairman, that's Geezer (look at his profile picture). :smile2:

Geezer is the retired Chairman. :old: :byesad:

Cyber-Bonk :kuger: is the current Chair-man :chair: (Bonk! Bonk! Bonk!) and controlling all PoE except from Grand marko River :1stplace:.

Mystvan 08-09-2017 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 467870)
So far, I’ve already lost 15 PoE due to System error (I mean, the System considered my answers correct, but I still could not get the PoE :whops: :sick:): 04/18/2017 (Deep Space Drifter), 04/23/2017 (Adventure in Serenia) and 06/03/2017 (today - Operation Frog). :nono: :protest: :sick:

Well, the only way is for us to settle for the situation since “One Above All” has other priorities... :palm: :picard: :headslap:

And besides, this is better than losing all the PoE... *chills* :hairpull: :wall:

My only consolation is that Bonk has not yet managed to reduce the PoE gap. Phew! Whew!


Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 468270)
Dear Cyber-Bonk :kuger:. On 07/16/2017 (Pirates!), the day before yesterday, I should get 13 PoE. And on 07/17/2017 (Golden Axe), yesterday, I should get 11 PoE... On those two days I lost 10 PoE for my correct answers to the Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz.

I need your Cyber Powers to get those PoE back. In addition to your Chair-man :chair: authority to authorize this. :/

EDIT:

Wow. In total I lost 25 PoE due to the bugs on Abandonia. I need the GrandMaster Spectre(man) :borg: to checkmate the King of bugs.

Ugh! It’s been a long time since I had a bug in answering the quiz. :headslap: :palm: :picard:

Finally, the bug was missing me :eww: and gave me 0 PoE when I correctly answered the quiz. :sick: :lame:

After finishing the quiz period today, 09/08/2017, I will edit it later to reveal the name of the game in question (Escape from Delirium).

I know Cyber-Bonk :kuger: also had problems with the quiz two days ago...

Thankfully I have a certain advantage over Cyber-Bonk. :kuger: I will activate my Fire-wall to avoid Cyber-Bonk’s approach!

Mystvan 13-09-2017 01:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 467870)
So far, I’ve already lost 15 PoE due to System error (I mean, the System considered my answers correct, but I still could not get the PoE :whops: :sick:): 04/18/2017 (Deep Space Drifter), 04/23/2017 (Adventure in Serenia) and 06/03/2017 (today - Operation Frog). :nono: :protest: :sick:

Well, the only way is for us to settle for the situation since “One Above All” has other priorities... :palm: :picard: :headslap:

And besides, this is better than losing all the PoE... *chills* :hairpull: :wall:

My only consolation is that Bonk has not yet managed to reduce the PoE gap. Phew! Whew!


Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 468270)
Dear Cyber-Bonk :kuger:. On 07/16/2017 (Pirates!), the day before yesterday, I should get 13 PoE. And on 07/17/2017 (Golden Axe), yesterday, I should get 11 PoE... On those two days I lost 10 PoE for my correct answers to the Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz.

I need your Cyber Powers to get those PoE back. In addition to your Chair-man :chair: authority to authorize this. :/

EDIT:

Wow. In total I lost 25 PoE due to the bugs on Abandonia. I need the GrandMaster Spectre(man) :borg: to checkmate the King of bugs.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 468936)
Ugh! It’s been a long time since I had a bug in answering the quiz. :headslap: :palm: :picard:

Finally, the bug was missing me :eww: and gave me 0 PoE when I correctly answered the quiz. :sick: :lame:

After finishing the quiz period today, 09/08/2017, I will edit it later to reveal the name of the game in question (Escape from Delirium).

I know Cyber-Bonk :kuger: also had problems with the quiz two days ago...

Thankfully I have a certain advantage over Cyber-Bonk. :kuger: I will activate my Fire-wall to avoid Cyber-Bonk’s approach!

I lost my 5 PoE deserved by the correct answer to the quiz due to the bug again. :headslap: :palm: :picard:

Date: 09/11/2017

Correct answer: Unreal

cdnp 13-09-2017 01:14 AM

I NVM

Mystvan 14-09-2017 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 468990)
I NVM

Dear cndp...

I also made the same mistake yesterday, but I declined to comment so as not to disrupt the purpose of the quiz.

Generally, I am very careful, but sometimes we falter in our methods. :(

Well, we lost 5 precious PoE, but it is enough that we do not do the same again. :OK:

Mystvan 24-09-2017 01:08 PM

I hate Bugs!
 
In order to facilitate understanding, I will make a more organized, systematized and methodical list that the Abandonia bugs have lost my deserved PoE for the correct answer to the Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz:

04/18/2017, Deep Space Drifter;

04/23/2017, Adventure in Serenia;

06/03/2017, Operation Frog;

07/16/2017, Pirates!;

07/17/2017, Golden Axe;

09/08/2017, Escape from Delirium;

09/11/2017, Unreal;

09/22/2017, Police Quest 4 - Open Season.

BranjoHello 27-09-2017 10:07 PM

Two days in a row I answered correctly on games that don't have any funny characters or can have different names than what I chose from drop-down menu and the system told me I was wrong.
Some new bugs? :mhh:

cdnp 27-09-2017 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BranjoHello (Post 469083)
Two days in a row I answered correctly on games that don't have any funny characters or can have different names than what I chose from drop-down menu and the system told me I was wrong.
Some new bugs? :mhh:

This particular game
Spoiler for Screenshot Quiz
has been causing problems for the quiz for ages. I have mentioned it in this thread multiple times; here and here and here and here and here and got a response in this post saying that it wont be fixed anytime soon

Mystvan 27-09-2017 11:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BranjoHello (Post 469083)
Two days in a row I answered correctly on games that don't have any funny characters or can have different names than what I chose from drop-down menu and the system told me I was wrong.
Some new bugs? :mhh:

Hello, Branjo... :hello: Branjo, Hello :byesad:

I thought the most likely answers to Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz would be:

• Faces of the Pacific;

• Laces of the Pacific;

• Maces of the Pacific;

• Races of the Pacific;

• Traces of the Pacific.

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 469084)
This particular game
Spoiler for Screenshot Quiz
has been causing problems for the quiz for ages. I have mentioned it in this thread multiple times; here and here and here and here and here and got a response in this post saying that it wont be fixed anytime soon

I understand your frustration, dear cdnp, and I have no intention of belittling the unpleasant situation, but this bug affects everyone indiscriminately. It is very “democratic”.

Now, on the other hand, my PoE losses although I have answered correctly is much more frustrating and exasperating. :headslap: :palm: :picard: :hairpull: :wall: Especially when you are disputing with the Chair-man :chair: (Bonk! Bonk! Bonk!) Cyber-Bonk :kuger:, who has also had the misfortune of having the same problem a few times. :sick:

The reason is because the system considers your answer correct, but it does not give you 5 PoE. And this is not democratic at all, as it affects only a few users. I cannot afford to relax and make slips or suffer unexplained bugs because Chair-man :chair: (Bonk! Bonk! Bonk!) Cyber-Bonk :kuger: should never be underestimated.

Abandonia Bugs

Mystvan 15-10-2017 04:00 PM

What I was suspecting, now I’ve confirmed through testing. :mhh:

Dear Cyber-Bonk :kuger:. I have analyzed and finally deduced 4 steps to avoid the problem of not earning 5 PoE even answering correctly and the system accepting the answer differently from the Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz error. :sick:

Mystvan 12-11-2017 08:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 469060)
In order to facilitate understanding, I will make a more organized, systematized and methodical list that the Abandonia bugs have lost my deserved PoE for the correct answer to the Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz:

04/18/2017, Deep Space Drifter;

04/23/2017, Adventure in Serenia;

06/03/2017, Operation Frog;

07/16/2017, Pirates!;

07/17/2017, Golden Axe;

09/08/2017, Escape from Delirium;

09/11/2017, Unreal;

09/22/2017, Police Quest 4 - Open Season.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 469273)
What I was suspecting, now I’ve confirmed through testing. :mhh:

Dear Cyber-Bonk :kuger:. I have analyzed and finally deduced 4 steps to avoid the problem of not earning 5 PoE even answering correctly and the system accepting the answer differently from the Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz error. :sick:

Greetings, O great Emperor Japo(deis) (not Capo nor Paco).

Since the last post a month ago, I tried it and managed to avoid the “blessed” error of not crediting 5 PoE even confirming that the answer to the Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz was correct. :sucks:

It is a totally different and much more unfair situation from the one in which the cdnp and other users complained about not recognizing the correct answer to the Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz. :sick:

The curious thing is that only myself and Chair-man Cyber-Bonk complained about this error. Have they ever had this problem or did they not care that they did not earn 5 PoE? :suspicious:

Well, as long as I can avoid this bug, even if the technique is complicated, :hairpull: I am well relieved. :headslap:

Mystvan 02-01-2018 11:00 PM

Unfortunately, today’s Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz did not accept the correct answer and so most likely the other Quiz Players will not earn 5 PoE. :headslap: :palm:

BranjoHello 12-01-2018 10:09 PM

Is quiz bugged for everyone else also?
It's not reseting. It shows the same screen for the past 3 days for me with last 2 days appearing as already solved.

Mystvan 12-01-2018 11:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BranjoHello (Post 469808)
Is quiz bugged for everyone else also?
It's not reseting. It shows the same screen for the past 3 days for me with last 2 days appearing as already solved.

Hello,Branjo. :hello: Yes, the last two days, the Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz showed the quiz as being the same and solved. :wacko: :woot: Incidentally, I mentioned this in the ChatBox yesterday.

Today, the Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz showed the quiz late although the website was pretty fast. Generally, the delay can happen when the website is very slow, which was not the case today. :dunno:

I hope this has helped to clarify the mystery. All credits and thanks to Miss Lulu_Jane Marple :lulu: and Air-cule Parrot! :facts:

Perhaps this was the hangover after the noble and illustrious visit of Evil Santa and Santa’s Little Hellper. :mhh:

Bye, BranjoHello. :byesad:

mbgeek 26-05-2018 11:40 PM

Quiz may be messed up today (5-16-18)
 
The answer was 'Aces of the Pacific'. It's not like I'm giving anything away ... anybody reading this certainly had the same issue ... LOL

cdnp 27-05-2018 02:39 PM

This is one of the games for which the screenshot quiz has problems. It has been written about earlier in this thread many times.

See what I wrote about it last time:
Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 469084)
This particular game
Spoiler for Screenshot Quiz
has been causing problems for the quiz for ages. I have mentioned it in this thread multiple times; here and here and here and here and here and got a response in this post saying that it wont be fixed anytime soon


mbgeek 28-05-2018 11:04 PM

Oops ...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 482360)
This is one of the games for which the screenshot quiz has problems. It has been written about earlier in this thread many times.

See what I wrote about it last time:

Forgive me, I did not look through prior posts for this game in particular, just wanted to report the problem, noted for the future! LOL

Mystvan 29-07-2018 01:10 PM

Greetings from Poke-man, :poke2: Bonk! Bonk! Chair-man :chair: Bonk! Bonk! Bonk! Cyber-Bonk! :kuger:

Congratulations on your incredible achievements. You’ve passed the 22,000 PoE mark! :omg: :o :kosta:

Now you will be ranked 6th in the PoE Ranking very soon while you will be the undisputed leader in the Quiz Players Ranking. You would be sort of the Djoko, Federer, Nadal (moaning and screaming in Spain!) of the Players Quiz!

I still have to reach In-Betweener :braveheart: Unicron TotalAnarchy even though I am the vice leader among the Quiz Players and eating your dust. Cough! Cough!

Mystvan 15-09-2018 10:16 PM

Uh-oh! Quiz Error again!
 
Unfortunately, today’s Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz did not accept the correct answer and so most likely the other Quiz Players will not earn 5 PoE. :sick:

kemo 15-09-2018 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 482760)
Unfortunately, today’s Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz did not accept the correct answer and so most likely the other Quiz Players will not earn 5 PoE. :sick:

Business as usual

BentleyVA 16-09-2018 12:17 AM

It's been awhile.

cdnp 16-09-2018 01:14 AM

This particular game
Spoiler for Screenshot Quiz
has been causing problems for the quiz for ages. I have mentioned it in this thread multiple times; here and here and here and here and got a response in this post saying that it wont be fixed anytime soon

Mystvan 16-09-2018 11:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 482764)
This particular game
Spoiler for Screenshot Quiz
has been causing problems for the quiz for ages. I have mentioned it in this thread multiple times; here and here and here and here and got a response in this post saying that it wont be fixed anytime soon

Unfortunately, the reason is in the Grandmaster Spectreman’s post, summarizing the current lethargic state of the AB Forums.

Not always the interests of the owner coincide with the interests and needs of the users (Users, Translators, Updaters, Mods, Super Mods and Admins :no:)... This is the current and sad reality of AB Forums...

Well, DOSGames.com is also in the same situation, especially after the dosraider :byesad: stopped attending both Forums... :(

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 482748)
Well, capital reason #1: After site "reworking" and consequent selling, community and owners are dis-joined at best. We, here, knows what we need and what need be fixing, but they, there, don't want to implement changes, and don't know what to do to fix.

It slowed the site progress initially, then people started to find new activities, and no one replaced them. So... slow death, I believe.


Mystvan 19-09-2018 10:40 PM

Arghhh! Quiz Error again!
 
Uh-oh! Quiz Error again! :headslap: :palm:

BentleyVA 20-09-2018 12:59 AM

Poopy Quiz

Diamondfist 20-09-2018 02:09 AM

I made sure the screenshot was for the right game, went to the game's page, typed the first part of the title and selected the correct game - incorrect message. The quiz has an oopsie-woopsie.

BentleyVA 20-10-2018 01:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diamondfist (Post 482777)
I made sure the screenshot was for the right game, went to the game's page, typed the first part of the title and selected the correct game - incorrect message. The quiz has an oopsie-woopsie.

There are at least three games with the same screenshot and very similar names. This is a poopy quiz today.

Diamondfist 20-10-2018 01:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BentleyVA (Post 482960)
There are at least three games with the same screenshot and very similar names. This is a poopy quiz today.


Yes, I even remembered the theme for the screenshot, but didn't look closely enough, and got it wrong. I checked and saw the screenshot for two games, but didn't know there was a third in that series with the same screenshot. For those three games, those should either not be chosen, or maybe only one of those screenshots should be used from that series of games. If anyone has any suggestions, I wouldn't mind hearing them. I still love the quiz, and appreciate the staff having it here.

Mystvan 20-10-2018 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BentleyVA (Post 482960)

There are at least three games with the same screenshot and very similar names. This is a poopy quiz today.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diamondfist (Post 482961)

Yes, I even remembered the theme for the screenshot, but didn't look closely enough, and got it wrong. I checked and saw the screenshot for two games, but didn't know there was a third in that series with the same screenshot. For those three games, those should either not be chosen, or maybe only one of those screenshots should be used from that series of games. If anyone has any suggestions, I wouldn't mind hearing them. I still love the quiz, and appreciate the staff having it here.

I partially agree with you.

The difference of the other two quizzes would be similar to the Game of 7 Errors. There are small and subtle differences, which unfortunately was not the case today’s quiz. :no:

It would be impossible to distinguish what would be the correct answer from today’s quiz. You would be only 50% likely to guess correctly this one and the next times it appears again. :palm:

I know it i not very promising and encouraging, but there is nothing we can do about it... :dunno:

BentleyVA 20-10-2018 01:12 PM

For all the times the quiz poops itself, this is one that it really can't be faulted for. Having identical or nearly identical screenies in different games is not it's fault.

Smiling Spectre 22-10-2018 07:02 PM

Well, theoretically speaking, screenshots always can be replaced... But I am not a person to do that.

kemo 10-12-2018 10:07 PM

This doesn't make sense... I had suffice time to guess for one of the screenshots. Not only that, but it apparently counted my attempt to guess for the next voting day. :picard:

Mystvan 31-01-2019 10:14 PM

Ugh! Quiz Error again... :headslap: :palm: :sick:

*sigh* There is nothing we do about it... *shrug* :dunno:

cdnp 31-01-2019 11:02 PM

Same problem here. This is the first time that I have encountered a problem with this text based game.
Spoiler for screenshot quiz

underdog 01-02-2019 08:09 AM

worked for me?

Mystvan 01-02-2019 09:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 483319)

Same problem here. This is the first time that I have encountered a problem with this text based game.

Spoiler for screenshot quiz


“This is the first time that I have encountered a problem with this text based game.” Same for me too!

Quote:

Originally Posted by underdog (Post 483321)
worked for me?

Huh? O.o :o :omg:

Smiling Spectre 01-02-2019 11:32 AM

There are only two such games on site, and I select wrong one, so I cannot confirm or deny this, sorry.

Diamondfist 02-02-2019 01:53 AM

I typed the name and selected the correct game from the drop-down list, and it still said my answer was incorrect. I even found the game page with the correct screenshot. I hope it can be fixed, though I feel a bit left down, but it's OK.

Mystvan 02-02-2019 07:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diamondfist (Post 483330)

I typed the name and selected the correct game from the drop-down list, and it still said my answer was incorrect. I even found the game page with the correct screenshot. I hope it can be fixed, though I feel a bit left down, but it's OK.

Yes, this is also my usual procedure.

Mystvan 25-02-2019 12:02 AM

*sigh* Quiz Error again... :headslap: :palm: *shrug* :dunno:

zol77 25-02-2019 06:49 AM

Yes,error again.

Mystvan 14-03-2019 10:46 PM

I noticed that sometimes the Abandonia incorrectly informs the correct answer to the Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz... :dunno:

Mystvan 15-03-2019 05:46 PM

Just to clarify my previous post: I wanted to say that after finishing the time of answering the Quiz of the Previous Day (Yesterday’s Quiz), Abandonia usually correctly informs the correct answer of the previous Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz... :dunno:

BranjoHello 19-04-2019 10:26 PM

Not actually an error, but today's screen is the same for 2 different games. So, even if you know the correct answer chances are 50% you'll pick the wrong one (which I did, of course). :picard:

Mystvan 19-04-2019 10:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BranjoHello (Post 483540)

Not actually an error, but today's screen is the same for 2 different games. So, even if you know the correct answer chances are 50% you'll pick the wrong one (which I did, of course). :picard:

Ugh... I was saying the same thing...

Quote:


Well, that would not exactly be a Quiz Error, but just a warning.

There are very few screenshots that look almost exactly the same. However, this is not the case with today's Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz.

I believe the 02 screenshots are indistinguishable so that your chances or odds of guessing correctly the Abandonia Daily Quiz Quiz today would be only 50%.

Good luck! :OK: And Happy Easter! :hello:

mbgeek 19-04-2019 10:51 PM

Very hard to tell
 
There is a way you can tell, it was like a 'Tell the differences" puzzle but REALLY subtle ... the clue is in the text on the right ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 483541)
Ugh... I was saying the same thing...



Good luck! :OK: And Happy Easter! :hello:


Mystvan 19-04-2019 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mbgeek (Post 483542)

There is a way you can tell, it was like a 'Tell the differences" puzzle but REALLY subtle ... the clue is in the text on the right ;)

Uh-Oh! Oh My Goddess! :doh:

I am getting baldie! :hairpull: :tease:

kemo 20-04-2019 10:23 PM

Today's is a tough one. Good luck!!! :bleh1:

Mystvan 20-04-2019 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kemo (Post 483545)

Today's is a tough one. Good luck!!! :bleh1:

After yesterday’s “punishment”, now comes the sweet... :sad:

Or in other words, yesterday was the stick :whip: blow: for some of us poor Quiz Players. Today, it give us the carrot. :clap:

Diamondfist 23-04-2019 12:37 AM

I entered the right answer for the 4/22/19 quiz, even selected the name from the drop-down selection. It was still marked wrong. I chose the original one, not the remake. No special characters used.


Mystvan 23-04-2019 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diamondfist (Post 483564)

I entered the right answer for the 4/22/19 quiz, even selected the name from the drop-down selection. It was still marked wrong. I chose the original one, not the remake. No special characters used.



In fact, this case was not a Quiz Error. It was the same case of the Quiz of 04/19/2019 in which the screenshot was very similar to the other and caused confusion.

So I ask that when you comment on similar cases, you refrain from mentioning one of the possible answers in your posts, as it would be very frustrating if Non-Quiz Player users get the correct answer without any effort because of the spoilers.

Well it was not my intention to offend and / or criticize you, but only comment without any kind of spoilers, because we, the Quiz Players, will know what you are talking about. I hope you understand what I meant.

Thank you in advance for your attention and understanding.

Diamondfist 25-04-2019 12:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 483566)
In fact, this case was not a Quiz Error. It was the same case of the Quiz of 04/19/2019 in which the screenshot was very similar to the other and caused confusion.

So I ask that when you comment on similar cases, you refrain from mentioning one of the possible answers in your posts, as it would be very frustrating if Non-Quiz Player users get the correct answer without any effort because of the spoilers.

Well it was not my intention to offend and / or criticize you, but only comment without any kind of spoilers, because we, the Quiz Players, will know what you are talking about. I hope you understand what I meant.

Thank you in advance for your attention and understanding.

I will remember not to post the spoiler in the future, and you did not offend; I don't want to make any trouble, nor unintentionally mislead other quiz takers. I did however, go to the game page to confirm that it was the correct game, and there is no other game with the particular features present in the screenshot after triple checking it. I will be aware in the future and just report an issue without entering a spoiler text, and accept and take to heart the critique in the spirit in which it was given. I appreciate the way you phrased it, thank you.

Mystvan 25-04-2019 06:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diamondfist (Post 483568)

I will remember not to post the spoiler in the future, and you did not offend; I don't want to make any trouble, nor unintentionally mislead other quiz takers. I did however, go to the game page to confirm that it was the correct game, and there is no other game with the particular features present in the screenshot after triple checking it. I will be aware in the future and just report an issue without entering a spoiler text, and accept and take to heart the critique in the spirit in which it was given. I appreciate the way you phrased it, thank you.

I thank you for your understanding and cooperation! :OK:

Let’s hope we can answer many Quizzes correctly and consequently earn many PoE! :clap:

cdnp 27-05-2019 10:10 PM

Well. It has been a while (nearly 4 months) but
Spoiler for screenshot Quiz
has come up again & still will not be recognized as the correct answer. Let us hope that we get another 4 months before one of the troublesome games gets used again.

Mystvan 27-05-2019 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 483640)

Well. It has been a while (nearly 4 months) but
Spoiler for screenshot Quiz
has come up again & still will not be recognized as the correct answer. Let us hope that we get another 4 months before one of the troublesome games gets used again.

Unfortunately, this is a very old bug in the Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz. :headslap: :palm:

I do not believe it will be fixed as we wish. *sigh*

The only way is to try our luck on the next quiz. *shrug*

underdog 28-05-2019 08:02 AM

And again, 1000 Miglia fails to be recognized... have fun, everyone. Anyone know whats wrong with that one? I understood the special character-ones, but this one? anyone got an idea?

Smiling Spectre 28-05-2019 08:19 AM

Sorry, no idea. Otherwise I would try to fix it.

kemo 09-06-2019 10:02 PM

It would appear today's is another. Is there an entire list for correct titles that fail the quiz?

Mystvan 09-06-2019 11:06 PM

Regrettably, today’s Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz has a bug with error message again.

Well, the best way is to hope that errors like this will be much less frequent from now on. :sick: :headslap: :palm:

Mystvan 20-08-2019 11:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 484052)

Ugh... :sick: Since yesterday until now, the site has been down several times, slow to load pages, login, etc. Oh, and of course, that really messed up the Quiz Players... :headslap: :palm:

Well, and to add more annoyance, this probably also hindered the proper functioning of the Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz today... Damn it!

This is very frustrating! :sick:

cdnp 22-08-2019 12:29 PM

The quiz is finally back.
However I encountered a problem with today's quiz. The dropdown suggestion list offered 2 versions of the games name. One with an apostrophe and one without. I checked how it was spelled on the game list however I was still marked wrong for
spoiler for screenshot quiz

kemo 22-08-2019 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 484060)
The quiz is finally back.
However I encountered a problem with today's quiz. The dropdown suggestion list offered 2 versions of the games name. One with an apostrophe and one without. I checked how it was spelled on the game list however I was still marked wrong for
spoiler for screenshot quiz

I was able to try both, and both were wrong.

kemo 22-08-2019 10:14 PM

Ah, looks like it's still remnants of whatever the issue was with the server earlier this week. The quiz didn't move onto the next title/game/quiz.

Mystvan 22-08-2019 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 484060)

The quiz is finally back.
However I encountered a problem with today's quiz. The dropdown suggestion list offered 2 versions of the games name. One with an apostrophe and one without. I checked how it was spelled on the game list however I was still marked wrong for
spoiler for screenshot quiz


Thanks for the information. :OK:

However, there are always good and bad news... Ugh! :sick:

The good news? The Quiz is back.

The bad news? Our old Quiz Error. :sick:

Quote:

Originally Posted by kemo (Post 484061)

I was able to try both, and both were wrong.

Quote:

Originally Posted by kemo (Post 484064)

Ah, looks like it's still remnants of whatever the issue was with the server earlier this week. The quiz didn't move onto the next title/game/quiz.


Yes, I also confirmed yesterday and today in this broken Abadonia Daily Screenshot Quiz of yesterday and today. I selected for both alternatives with the same disastrous result, because yesterday’s and today’s quiz are the same blessed Screenshot. :sick: :headslap: :palm: :hairpull: :wall:

I wonder if this will persist like this, how long it will persist and when everything will return to normal... :dunno: It even seems like a sick bad joke... :sick:

kemo 23-08-2019 10:40 PM

Well, if the captcha broke being able to write reviews (and that hasn't been fixed yet), I wouldn't have too much hope in the quiz being fixed. Functionality of the site has been deteriorating.

Mystvan 24-08-2019 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kemo (Post 484075)

Well, if the captcha broke being able to write reviews (and that hasn't been fixed yet), I wouldn't have too much hope in the quiz being fixed. Functionality of the site has been deteriorating.

Ugh! I sincerely hope not. Let’s hope your words are wrong... :unsure:

BentleyVA 25-08-2019 11:34 PM

Wow, it's really borked. Same screenshot for three days and it says I've already voted. I hope it gets fixed. I love this site.

underdog 26-08-2019 07:25 AM

and so, it seems, comes the end :( :cry:

HailToNietzsche 26-08-2019 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by underdog (Post 484085)
and so, it seems, comes the end :( :cry:

That just can't be true! After all these years... :(

Smiling Spectre 27-08-2019 09:45 PM

Well, I fixed double name, just to be sure. But I doubt it will fix the quiz. You need Dave. Or at least Japo. PM him?

underdog 28-08-2019 06:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 484090)
Well, I fixed double name, just to be sure. But I doubt it will fix the quiz. You need Dave. Or at least Japo. PM him?

omg, AWESOME! thank you LOADS, Spectre! it seems to be working for me today! Lets hope this is it, for a while, about troubles with the site.

we. dont. wanna. lose. this. site!!!

BentleyVA 28-08-2019 10:38 PM

Thank you to whomever fixed the quiz.

Mystvan 28-08-2019 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 484090)

Well, I fixed double name, just to be sure. But I doubt it will fix the quiz. You need Dave. Or at least Japo. PM him?

Wow! Thank you so much, Grandmaster Spectreman! :kosta:

Finally! The Quiz is back! :OK:

Quote:

Originally Posted by underdog (Post 484093)

omg, AWESOME! thank you LOADS, Spectre! it seems to be working for me today! Lets hope this is it, for a while, about troubles with the site.

Thanks for the information! :OK:

Quote:

Originally Posted by underdog (Post 484093)

we. dont. wanna. lose. this. site!!!

Us too!

Quote:

Originally Posted by BentleyVA (Post 484084)

I love this site.

Us too!

underdog 29-08-2019 08:21 AM

unbelievably - it still DOES work. day #002... a.w.e.s.o.m.e!!!!

Smiling Spectre 29-08-2019 01:59 PM

Ugh. Interesting. If double name have _this_ effect, it's extremely strange... I still think it's coincidence!

HailToNietzsche 29-08-2019 09:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BentleyVA (Post 484095)
Thank you to whomever fixed the quiz.

ditto :smile2:

Mystvan 31-08-2019 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 484098)

Ugh. Interesting. If double name have _this_ effect, it's extremely strange... I still think it's coincidence!

Even if it was not intentional and the final result was by chance, it does not change the facts: you have somehow managed to fix the broken Quiz. :facts:

It seems as if the gear is no longer stuck, I guess... :mighty: :roll:

And we Quiz Players are very happy. For me, it was the best checkmate of yours! :clap:

underdog 04-09-2019 09:41 AM

not so much an error it seems, just odd behaviour: when i put in the answer to todays quiz (the correct one, yes - i realize there's two games that go by the same name, one additionally bearing the authors name...), it was marked as wrong. but after logging in again, it says "Your answer was correct and [...]" ... weird, but alright for me

Smiling Spectre 05-09-2019 03:16 PM

What game was it, underdog? Are there really 2 such games on site?

Mystvan 05-09-2019 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by underdog (Post 483321)

worked for me?

Quote:

Originally Posted by underdog (Post 484122)

not so much an error it seems, just odd behaviour: when i put in the answer to todays quiz (the correct one, yes - i realize there's two games that go by the same name, one additionally bearing the authors name...), it was marked as wrong. but after logging in again, it says "Your answer was correct and [...]" ... weird, but alright for me

I am curious about the unusual situations you mentioned earlier... :what:

Although I happened to have answered correctly, but the system instability ended up nullifying 05 PoE in the past... Surely that was a very rare situation, but very unpleasant for me! :sick:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 484123)

What game was it, underdog? Are there really 2 such games on site?

I believe it was named James Clavells Shogun.

underdog 06-09-2019 09:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 484123)
What game was it, underdog? Are there really 2 such games on site?

Well, it IS two games with the same name, "Shogun" and "James Clavells Shogun" - which, I am fully aware, is perfectly fine, since they ARE different games. Misleading at first, but perfectly fine.

Just mentioned that to clarify I DID choose the correct one (which was James Clavells Shogun), but received a "sorry, answer incorrect" - but after logging back in, the quiz said "Correct answer, take your pieces..."

Smiling Spectre 06-09-2019 09:24 PM

Hmm, confirmed, underdog, it's really different (I suspect another bad name). Thank I have no idea why it behave this way. Thank you for the info anyway!

underdog 07-09-2019 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by underdog (Post 484122)
not so much an error it seems, just odd behaviour: when i put in the answer to todays quiz (the correct one, yes - i realize there's two games that go by the same name, one additionally bearing the authors name...), it was marked as wrong. but after logging in again, it says "Your answer was correct and [...]" ... weird, but alright for me


same behaviour for todays game. upon entering the (correct) answer, it said "wrong answer", but when logging back in, it says "your answer was correct". not sure if i actually DID get my POE though :mhh:

Mystvan 13-09-2019 11:20 PM

Ugh! Quiz Error strikes Quiz Players again! :sick:

Diamondfist 14-09-2019 05:10 PM

At least leaving and returning to the site resets the quiz, but it says 'incorrect' each time.

Mystvan 14-09-2019 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 484060)

The quiz is finally back.
However I encountered a problem with today's quiz. The dropdown suggestion list offered 2 versions of the games name. One with an apostrophe and one without. I checked how it was spelled on the game list however I was still marked wrong for
spoiler for screenshot quiz


The dropdown suggestion list offered 01 version of the game’s name. Only one with an apostrophe.

Quote:

Originally Posted by kemo (Post 484061)

I was able to try both, and both were wrong.

Now I was able to try both, and both were wrong.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diamondfist (Post 484154)

At least leaving and returning to the site resets the quiz, but it says 'incorrect' each time.

Now I was able to try both, and both were wrong.

Ugh! I just hope the today’s Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz does not get stuck again in the same screenshot of this damn Game like it happened quite recently for several days! :sick:

Like today’s Screenshot, this Quiz Error gives the impression that Quiz Player is falling in a bottomless cliff / pit... Kind of Falling off a Cliff dream? :dunno: :sick:

kemo 14-09-2019 05:58 PM

The character falling into the pit is symbolism for us attempting to guess the right answer :OK:

BentleyVA 14-09-2019 09:09 PM

It is always with the answers with ' that screw us up.

Mystvan 14-09-2019 09:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 484155)

Like today’s Screenshot, this Quiz Error gives the impression that Quiz Player is falling in a bottomless cliff / pit... Kind of Falling off a Cliff dream? :dunno: :sick:


Quote:

Originally Posted by kemo (Post 484156)

The character falling into the pit is symbolism for us attempting to guess the right answer :OK:

Let’s hope Quiz Players do not have this kind of nightmare (or bad dream) today (in today’s Quiz)... *shrug*

Mystvan 15-09-2019 12:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BentleyVA (Post 484157)

It is always with the answers with ' that screw us up.

Unfortunately, not necessarily. User named cdnp has extensive knowledge and has compiled a “complete” list of Quiz Errors where there are cases that do not involve '. For example, one of them would be the 7th Legion. :headslap: :palm:

By the way, it was very coincidental that the Quiz Error occurred just on Friday 13th day... :lame: Well, I am not a superstitious person and I believe it was a very unfortunate coincidence... *shrug*

On the other hand, the today’s Quiz is working normally. :clap: So I can certainly say :OK::

Quote:


Have all nice and sweet dreams! :zzz: :sleep:


Smiling Spectre 16-09-2019 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BentleyVA (Post 484157)
It is always with the answers with ' that screw us up.

That's why I removed all such names first time when it was noticed, several years ago... *sigh*

BentleyVA 16-09-2019 11:40 PM

Guess I've just been traumatized by those bloody ' 's :smile2:

Mystvan 14-12-2019 05:04 PM

Fortunately, the Quiz System rarely shows the previous day’s Quiz answer incorrectly... :dunno: That’s what happened on 11/06/2019 and also on 12/12/2019. :headslap: :palm:

Well, anyway, even if the System incorrectly shows the Quiz answer, but you still earn your precious PoE, I think that’s what matters... XD Right? ;)

Diamondfist 14-12-2019 10:41 PM

There's an issue with the quiz with the child and the Stop sign screenshot; I wanted to make a pun, but it would involve part of the answer. The quiz also resets if you click 'back' then navigate back to the home page. The answer isn't coming up when typed either, missing three letters standing for an abbreviation.

Mystvan 15-12-2019 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diamondfist (Post 484377)

There's an issue with the quiz with the child and the Stop sign screenshot; I wanted to make a pun, but it would involve part of the answer. The quiz also resets if you click 'back' then navigate back to the home page. The answer isn't coming up when typed either, missing three letters standing for an abbreviation.

Very interesting! If I remember about this, I can try this the next time the Screenshot from this game appears again! :idea:

When? :dunno: :yawn: :sleep:

Quote:


EDIT:

PS: I think I know what the pun you wanted to make... XD

I can post the pun or yourself after the next Quiz starts! :OK:


Mystvan 15-12-2019 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diamondfist (Post 484377)

There's an issue with the quiz with the child and the Stop sign screenshot; I wanted to make a pun, but it would involve part of the answer.

I believe the pun you would like to have made would be Quiz “messed-up” something, right? ;)

Diamondfist 16-12-2019 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 484379)
I believe the pun you would like to have made would be Quiz “messed-up” something, right? ;)

Nope, my pun was "There seems to be a 'Mix-Up' with the quiz". My puns aren't quite that subtle, and it was literally part of the answer.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 484378)
Very interesting! If I remember about this, I can try this the next time the Screenshot from this game appears again! :idea:

When? :dunno: :yawn: :sleep:

This technique seems to (sometimes) work only when the quiz has an 'owie'. I try it every time it does happen, which thankfully isn't a lot; I really love the quiz.

Mystvan 17-12-2019 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diamondfist (Post 484381)

Nope, my pun was "There seems to be a 'Mix-Up' with the quiz". My puns aren't quite that subtle, and it was literally part of the answer.

This technique seems to (sometimes) work only when the quiz has an 'owie'. I try it every time it does happen, which thankfully isn't a lot; I really love the quiz.

Thanks for the additional info. :)

It just piques curiosity about the possibilities of our beloved Abandonia Daily Screenchot Quiz! :OK:

Mystvan 31-12-2019 08:48 PM

Ugh... :sick: Looks like the last Quiz of 2019 (Yesterday) was a complete fiasco... :lame:

Because, in that case, you would depend on luck and not your knowledge... You only have a 50% chance of getting the right answer... :dislike: Well... Better luck next time, I guess... *shrug*

Diamondfist 01-01-2020 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 484441)
Ugh... :sick: Looks like the last Quiz of 2019 (Yesterday) was a complete fiasco... :lame:

Because, in that case, you would depend on luck and not your knowledge... You only have a 50% chance of getting the right answer... :dislike: Well... Better luck next time, I guess... *shrug*

I brought that up the last time this came up, and was promptly chided. I happened to guess correctly this time, but beforehand, brought up two tabs to temporarily study each one to see if there were ANY differences, and they are identical. The people hosting the site are great folks, and I don't mean to complain, but an alternate screenshot for one of them would be nice (or maybe this is done just to torment us). It's OK, I'm a fan of the site and the quiz. 😁🥓

Mystvan 02-01-2020 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diamondfist (Post 484444)

I brought that up the last time this came up, and was promptly chided. I happened to guess correctly this time, but beforehand, brought up two tabs to temporarily study each one to see if there were ANY differences, and they are identical. The people hosting the site are great folks, and I don't mean to complain, but an alternate screenshot for one of them would be nice (or maybe this is done just to torment us). It's OK, I'm a fan of the site and the quiz. 😁🥓

Yes, I agree with you... I would like you to answer correctly the Quiz based on your skills such as knowledge, deduction, memory, etc. than in luck... Although they say that luck is also a skill... *sigh* *shrug*

I have good and bad news:

• The bad news is that there are more identical Screenshots...
• The good news is that there are only 2 x 2 (=4) Screenshots that are identical. That means you only have a 50% chance of getting the correct Quiz answer in just 04 Screenshots out of thousands... Unless there are more identical Screenshots that I am not aware of... :dunno: :what:

While the other Screenshots are similar but not identical. It would be something like the Seven Errors Game. You just need to identify the subtle differences of certain Screenshots.

Seven Errors Game

kemo 13-02-2020 11:12 PM

Well, today's reports back incorrect. I'll be curious to know what the "right" answer is.

Diamondfist 13-02-2020 11:24 PM

I don't know what happened with today's quiz; I know the screenshot like the back of my hand, and even selected the correct answer from the drop-down list ... and it still said it was incorrect. This is one of my favorite games, so I'm fuming more than a little bit. I hope nobody else had this issue. (Also, the screenshot got me all "exciterated" over the game), but I still selected the right answer. :(

cdnp 14-02-2020 01:58 AM

This does not seem to be the first time that I have had a problem with this particular screenshot. I see that it happened also in 2014 here
It could be due to the placement of the comma and definite article in the name of the game which is different than how it was named in the screenshot on the page of the game.
spoiler for screenshot quiz
as opposed to
spoiler for screenshot quiz

underdog 14-02-2020 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kemo (Post 484577)
Well, today's reports back incorrect. I'll be curious to know what the "right" answer is.

the right answer is what you most likely typed in. the screenshot-game has issues with names that contain any characters other than letters, number or hyphens. todays correct answer - at least as listed here on abandonia, contains a comma...

Diamondfist 15-02-2020 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by underdog (Post 484582)
the right answer is what you most likely typed in. the screenshot-game has issues with names that contain any characters other than letters, number or hyphens. todays correct answer - at least as listed here on abandonia, contains a comma...

I think a lot of us (at least I do) select the drop-down answer, instead of trusting what I type in, knowing how "twitchy" the quiz can be. That's why I get (more than) a little crazy when the answer I select from the drop-down is marked wrong, even when it appears as it does the next day.

cdnp 02-03-2020 10:15 PM

I was marked as wrong today for
spoiler for screenshot quiz

Diamondfist 03-03-2020 09:44 PM

Same here. Selected from the drop-down list and backing out, going back on the site didn't work either.

cdnp 12-03-2020 12:11 AM

Just like a little less than a month ago as I complained 5 posts ago, I was once again incorrectly marked as wrong for
spoiler for screenshot quiz
I hope that it does not happen again every 4 weeks!

kemo 12-03-2020 09:42 PM

Either way, it's never going to get fixed.

Diamondfist 28-03-2020 06:33 PM

I think that the quiz has a li'l boo-boo; I'm answering correctly, even with the exact wording that appears when using the Search, but it marks as incorrect, and resets when you back out to the prior web page and return using the site name when typed (not using forward). Thanks to whomever is working on the issue(s).

BentleyVA 17-04-2020 11:13 PM

Here's a new one. The automatic fill is not working for me. It's been off for the past couple of but now it just doesn't work. :(

EDIT: NM, the page is just taking forever to load. Not having this problem on other sites.

Thanks to everyone that continues work on this site. I still come here every day or so and appreciate your work.

Smiling Spectre 19-04-2020 10:39 AM

It never works until _everything_ loads. My guess is that filling script is the very last there. :(

cdnp 21-08-2020 10:05 PM

I was marked as wrong today for
spoiler for screenshot quiz
The name of the game is right at the top of the screenshot yet I was marked as wrong for choosing it.

BentleyVA 21-08-2020 10:45 PM

I guess I'm a crap forum poster nowadays since I only come here to see if cdnp has posted about a broken daily quizshot. :smile2:

Diamondfist 22-08-2020 04:02 AM

I have the same problem. Also, I thought no one was supposed to put the answer in a spoiler text.

BranjoHello 22-08-2020 08:16 AM

It's not just a rip off, it an obvious one. xD

cdnp 22-11-2020 01:40 AM

Well for this quiz error I am getting unlimited tries but I cannot find the right combination for the game
spoiler for screenshot quiz
I have tried it with the apostrophe and without with and without the parenthesis etc.
If anyone can find a combination that works please let me know.
Thanks

Smiling Spectre 22-11-2020 09:11 AM

Well, game is pulled from the database, so if system guess the name, you must use it. I used... and failed too. I fear, it's apostrophe again, cdnp. I removed it from most of games, just for sake of quiz. Just as test, I can remove it there too, but it needs to confirm by anyone, if it worked.

kemo 22-11-2020 12:42 PM

removing the apostrophe worked for me.

cdnp 22-11-2020 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 485415)
Well, game is pulled from the database, so if system guess the name, you must use it. I used... and failed too. I fear, it's apostrophe again, cdnp. I removed it from most of games, just for sake of quiz. Just as test, I can remove it there too, but it needs to confirm by anyone, if it worked.

Thank you so very much!!!

I too confirm that it works now.

Smiling Spectre 23-11-2020 09:21 PM

You are welcome. :)

Mystvan 27-11-2020 07:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 485415)

Well, game is pulled from the database, so if system guess the name, you must use it. I used... and failed too. I fear, it's apostrophe again, cdnp. I removed it from most of games, just for sake of quiz. Just as test, I can remove it there too, but it needs to confirm by anyone, if it worked.

Checkmate! :clap: Thank you, Grandmaster Spectreman! You are the man! :rocks: :kosta:

underdog 04-01-2021 10:04 AM

and today, another apostrophe in the games title making the (correct) answer a wrong one... seems there's a dragon dwelling who guards the apostrophe.. maybe dirk (or spectre?) can free this classic of interactive movie-dom from the error?

also: happy new year, guys!

cdnp 04-01-2021 11:42 AM

Hopefully Smiling Spectre can fix it again like for Dragon's Breath. There were originally 2 apostrophes in the name of the game.
Spoiler for Screenshot quiz
The second one
Spoiler for Screenshot quiz
was removed. Maybe if the first one
Spoiler for Screenshot quiz
is removed too it will work again.

Mystvan 04-01-2021 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 484155)

The dropdown suggestion list offered 01 version of the game’s name. Only one with an apostrophe.



Now I was able to try both, and both were wrong.



Now I was able to try both, and both were wrong.

Ugh! I just hope the today’s Abandonia Daily Screenshot Quiz does not get stuck again in the same screenshot of this damn Game like it happened quite recently for several days! :sick:

Like today’s Screenshot, this Quiz Error gives the impression that Quiz Player is falling in a bottomless cliff / pit... Kind of Falling off a Cliff dream? :dunno: :sick:

Quote:

Originally Posted by kemo (Post 484156)

The character falling into the pit is symbolism for us attempting to guess the right answer :OK:

Quote:

Originally Posted by BentleyVA (Post 484157)

It is always with the answers with ' that screw us up.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 484158)

Let’s hope Quiz Players do not have this kind of nightmare (or bad dream) today (in today’s Quiz)... *shrug*

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystvan (Post 484159)

Unfortunately, not necessarily. User named cdnp has extensive knowledge and has compiled a “complete” list of Quiz Errors where there are cases that do not involve '. For example, one of them would be the 7th Legion. :headslap: :palm:

By the way, it was very coincidental that the Quiz Error occurred just on Friday 13th day... :lame: Well, I am not a superstitious person and I believe it was a very unfortunate coincidence... *shrug*

On the other hand, the today’s Quiz is working normally. :clap: So I can certainly say :OK::

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 484166)

That's why I removed all such names first time when it was noticed, several years ago... *sigh*

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 485569)

Hopefully Smiling Spectre can fix it again like for Dragon's Breath. There were originally 2 apostrophes in the name of the game.
Spoiler for Screenshot quiz
The second one
Spoiler for Screenshot quiz
was removed. Maybe if the first one
Spoiler for Screenshot quiz
is removed too it will work again.

I am not sure because you must remember that this game had problems for several days last year. Ugh! :sick: :headslap: :palm:

Smiling Spectre 10-01-2021 06:02 PM

Well, I removed the apostrophe.

Mystvan 13-01-2021 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre (Post 485595)

Well, I removed the apostrophe.

Ah, thanks for your hard work! :OK: Let’s hope those Screenshots from this game do not cause any more problems. :)

BentleyVA 02-03-2021 11:13 PM

In before cdnp! Today's quiz is poop.

Not my fault they posted in another thread.... XD


EDIOT: Yeah, prolly failed because of the apostrophe.

Smiling Spectre 03-03-2021 07:04 AM

Sorry, as real Admins stated, game downloads are tied to "correct" game name. So no renames from me anymore.

cdnp 19-03-2021 10:11 PM

This time I have the right thread.

I was marked wrong today for
spoiler for screenshot quiz

BentleyVA 20-03-2021 01:04 AM

poo on you. why you always beat me?

cdnp 21-03-2021 01:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BentleyVA (Post 485855)
poo on you. why you always beat me?

Don't be greedy. You already beat me last week. Not just on a technicality. You posted it in the right thread. However I may wait a few hours next error to give you a chance.:OK:

cdnp 09-04-2021 10:27 PM

I have already waited a half hour but I will wait a little longer with baited breath to see if anyone will post about today's quiz.

Doomz 09-04-2021 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cdnp (Post 485957)
I have already waited a half hour but I will wait a little longer with baited breath to see if anyone will post about today's quiz.

Yes - correct answer is marked wrong.

...also even if marked wrong you can try again but the correct answer is never correct.

cdnp 11-04-2021 01:37 AM

Now 2 days in a row. I was marked wrong for
spoiler for screenshot qiuz
Maybe because the dropdown suggestion had it with an ampersand?


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