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We need a quizling statistician who can go back and tabulate all +'s and -'s ever given. Because we're too lazy to do it ourselves.[livejournal.com profile] chaosvizier

Sounds like a task for someone who likes math! ::looks around shiftily::[livejournal.com profile] lovellama

But who likes math? To whom could we turn in such a dire time? Who would step up and say "I calculate like no other"?[livejournal.com profile] chaosvizier

Nice to be needed. :)

Well, after much painstaking compilation, eyestrain, and insomnia, I've accumulated, with as much accuracy as possible, the +1 and -1 stats, and the quizlings who earned them.

The basic stats:

Since the inception of the quiz, in 2004, there have been
--697 quizlings who have earned a +1 and/or a -1
--694 topics that earned quizlings a +1
--199 topics that have earned quizlings a -1
--108 topics that have earned other various and sundry (and arbitrary) values

The Double-Digit Club, all quizlings with a 10 or more plus-score:
1) [livejournal.com profile] astridsdream 52
2) Why, it's me! 48
3) [livejournal.com profile] thepikey 28
4) [livejournal.com profile] sskipstress 26
5) [livejournal.com profile] etcet 24
6) [livejournal.com profile] umbralcorax 20
7) [livejournal.com profile] fizrep, [livejournal.com profile] marasca 18
9) [livejournal.com profile] blindgeoff, [livejournal.com profile] cmzero, [livejournal.com profile] spacialrift47, [livejournal.com profile] squeegibo, [livejournal.com profile] woap 14
14) [livejournal.com profile] akiyasan, [livejournal.com profile] babybokal, [livejournal.com profile] deltashade, [livejournal.com profile] drbear, [livejournal.com profile] wiredwizard, [livejournal.com profile] zihuatanejo 13
20) [livejournal.com profile] illogical , [livejournal.com profile] n5iln 12
22) [livejournal.com profile] captainsblog, [livejournal.com profile] cholma, [livejournal.com profile] deza, [livejournal.com profile] mcclintock 11
26) [livejournal.com profile] buzz, [livejournal.com profile] darthparadox, [livejournal.com profile] ntlespino, [livejournal.com profile] paradoxtaur, [livejournal.com profile] peaseblossom03, [livejournal.com profile] richcsigs, [livejournal.com profile] tarpo 10

The Clean Living Squad: Highest plus-scores without a minus:
[livejournal.com profile] drbear 13
[livejournal.com profile] zihuatanejo 13
[livejournal.com profile] n5iln 12

Lest the mods be spared:
[livejournal.com profile] angledge: -5 (+9, -14)
[livejournal.com profile] chaosvizier: +3, (+9, -6)
[livejournal.com profile] lovellama: -46, (+6, -52--too bad about that webcheating offense)

Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of LJDQ +1 topics:

Geek of the Week Awards (and corresponding -1): 89
Instances of webcheating (and corresponding -50): 18

Answers that have earned:
Full credit 76
Three-quarters credit 1
Half-credit 34
Third-credit 2
Quarter-credit 1
One-tenth credit 1


Top 20 topics referenced by quizlings--
1) “The Simpsons” 49
2) “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” 39
3) “Monty Python's Flying Circus” 30
4) “South Park” 27
5) “The Princess Bride” 23
6) “Blazing Saddles” 17
7) “HHGTTG” 16
8) Making a pun 15
9) “The Tick” 14
10) “Spaceballs” 13
11) “Airplane” 12
12)(tie) ”Ghostbusters” 9
“Monty Python's The Life of Brian”
Going old school
“Star Wars: Episode IV”
16)(tie) “Animaniacs” 8
“Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure”
“Futurama”
Terry Pratchett/Discworld
20)(tie) “Back to the Future” 7
“Calvin and Hobbes”
“Finding Nemo”
“Firefly”
“Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”
Lyricalicious
“Monty Python's The Meaning of Life”
“SNL”


Notables (there are others, of course)--

Tied for 28th—
Army of Darkness
Conan the Barbarian (For the same quote. Every. Single. Time.)
Eddie Izzard
Pulp Fiction

Tied for 37th—
Full Metal Jacket
History of the World, Part I
Red Dwarf
Schoolhouse Rock

Tied for 47th—
Blues Brothers
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Dogma
Harry Potter
The Muppet Show
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Ren and Stimpy
Silence of the Lambs
The Venture Brothers
Wargames
Young Frankenstein

Top 20 ways our quizlings earned a -1:
1) Very wrong answers 18
2) Punning 8
Captain Planet
4) Learning mythology from Hercules/Xena 6
5) (tie) Learning history/literature from Disney 3
Getting songs stuck in the mods’ heads
Inconclusivity
Making mods feel old
Pedantry
Pirates of the Caribbean
Power Rangers
12) (tie) Care Bears 2
Dissing Tanzania
Dissing the mods
Eregon
‘Ewwwwwwwwwww’ answers
Hanson
Jar Jar Binks
Turkish Taffy
Spoilers

Top 20 unusual (to me, anyways) moments from our quizlings, alphabetically:
Accusing mods of not having taste
Admitting to a felony on an online forum
Comparing Sting to a fruitcake
Confusing China and Japan
Confusing constellations with archipelagos
Confusing General Zod with Admiral Ackbar
Confusing Mozart/Strauss and Beethoven
Confusing Penfold for a hamster
Confusing 'poet' with 'novelist'
Confusing 'Soul Calibre' with real angels
Confusing Steve Martin with Leslie Neilsen
Confusing "Klaatu barada nikto" as originally from 'Army of Darkness'
Misreading 'holographic' as 'homographic'
Not believing CV (I know he'd want me to include this)
Not knowing beach volleyball is Olympic sport
Not knowing who Laurel and Hardy are
Thinking Black Sabbath is emo
Thinking Danny Elfman wrote "Star Wars" soundtrack
Using "Miss Congeniality" as an educational tool
Using "Sailor Moon" as an educational source

The Great Trek/Wars Battle:

Quizling references to:

Star Trek II 5
Star Trek IV 4
Star Trek VI 1
Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1

Star Trek: TNG 6
Star Trek: TOS 4
Star Trek: Enterprise -1

Star Wars: Episode IV 9
Star Wars: Episode V 4
Star Wars: Episode VI 2
Star Wars: Episode I 1
Star Wars: Episode I -1 (What can I say? The ways of the mods are mysterious)

Television: Star Trek wins, 9-0
Movies: Star Wars wins, 15-11

Total: Star Trek wins, 20-15

Words and phrases that have gained acclaim/notoriety in the LJDQ:

Loved--
"bazongas"
"brambly yam sack"
"cancer death gnats"
"chupacabra"
"diphthong"
"douche"
"feathery Hessian sack filled with sausage"
"heliotrope"
“Kneel before Zod”
"kookabura"
"life-leeching, jackal-humping son of a man-whore"
“Panzer”
"snatch"
"special burny treasure"
"Tucumcari"
"yeti"

Yeahhhhhhh, not so much--
“nekkid dangling bits”
“KHANNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!”
“schmoopy”

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Well, that's all I have for right now, statwise. If you have queries of your own, feel free to ask. If I can swing it, I'll find the answer. If not, well, the breath you used to ask will benefit plants anyway, so it's all good.

Carry/rock on, and be excellent to each other.

Date: 7/11/10 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lovellama.livejournal.com
2. Damn, I gave a lot of negatives.

3. Enterprise should have more pluses!!

1. NICE JOB!!!!

Date: 7/11/10 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-calql8.livejournal.com
Oh no no no no no, kiddo, your scores are quizling scores. the -52 includes a -49 you got from your quizling life. If not for that, you would currently have a +3 or +4 or something like that.

One thing I noticed was that there were a lot of references to things, but since they never got a + or -, I couldn't count them on the list.

I'm currently also trying, off the top of my head, to find topics that were conspicuously absent from the lists of +1s and -1s. For instance, Scrubs, Glee, sports hate, and Justin Bieber are noticeably AWOL, among others.

You need to talk to CV about Enterprise--he's the one who slaps the -1 on Enterprise-quoting quizlings.

Thanks!

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Date: 7/11/10 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaosvizier.livejournal.com
+10, because this is awesome.

The one stat that I am curious about: how many times did the Brazilian Women's Beach Volleyball Team make an appearance? ;-)

Heh, kidding. And now that it's all compiled, you can keep on updating every week! How convenient! ;-)

Date: 7/11/10 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-calql8.livejournal.com
The Brazilian women's volleyball team got a total of two +1s, but there were numerous appearances. I should look into it, so to speak. They have been sort of an unofficial mascot.

Personally, call me crazy, I firmly believe the quiz needs more Allyson Hannigan. The quiz's signature redhead, doncha know (aside from our own [livejournal.com profile] lovellama, of course)? I have a feeling Ang would agree with me.

Oh, gawd, updating weekly? Well, I guess it's easier than updating every 6 years, huh?

Are there plans for the Commemorative 100th Geek of the Week Award? It's arriving fairly soon.

This statfest is actually done with expert timing--since there are no quiz results Monday (I'm assuming), this can be the quizlings' LJDQ fix. I love a captive audience. :D

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Date: 7/12/10 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ntlespino.livejournal.com
Holy shit awesomesauce. Now I know what to use for my LJDQAO (LJDQ Answer Optimization) algorithm.

Date: 7/12/10 04:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaosvizier.livejournal.com
The very concept of this comment frightens me. ;-)

Date: 7/12/10 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-calql8.livejournal.com
Thanks :)

Date: 7/12/10 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etcet.livejournal.com
I will take a perverse pride in the fact that I've only been a Quizling for about a year. I shall endeavor to improve my rank by at least one slot by the end of the calendar year.

Of course, I haven't actually answered in a month, so that shit needs to change...

Date: 7/12/10 04:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaosvizier.livejournal.com
Really? You've only been here a year? I was sure you've been here more than that.

No worries; everyone can make the pie higher. Go forth!

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Date: 7/12/10 03:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thepikey.livejournal.com
No 'I'm the goddamn Batman'?
Kenya?
STING?

Date: 7/12/10 04:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaosvizier.livejournal.com
Sting does show up a lot, but we rarely give points for him. Also, he's not as sexy as the Brazilian Women's Beach Volleyball Team. Even Batman isn't that sexy.

Date: 7/12/10 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-calql8.livejournal.com
You had but to ask, friend:

Batman (goddamn and otherwise): tied for 68th
Batman, the original shark-repelling Bat-spraying, un-get-riddable bombing movie: tied for 215th
Sting: tied for 36th
Kenya: lots of quotage, but as far as bonuses go, tied for 117th. Zoolander got as many +1 ones as Kenya did.

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Date: 7/12/10 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaosvizier.livejournal.com
I should also point out that quizlings [livejournal.com profile] sskipstress, [livejournal.com profile] fizrep, and [livejournal.com profile] marasca (#4 and tied for #7, respectively) might be the only people who have been at the quiz since Day One. Big round of applause!

Date: 7/12/10 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-calql8.livejournal.com
All also have been adventurous and daring enough to reach double digits in both plusses and minuses. Only [livejournal.com profile] captainsblog, [livejournal.com profile] ntlespino, and [Bad username or site: spatial rift @ livejournal.com] can also make that claim.

[livejournal.com profile] sspkipstress's mom also got herself a +5. In a world of 'your mom' derisiveness, this mom rocks.

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Date: 7/12/10 04:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mattwolf.livejournal.com
Looks like I'm gona have to do a lot more Red Dwarf quoting, so it can get up there with the greats!

Date: 7/12/10 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-calql8.livejournal.com
If SF bonii is what you want, might I suggest Trek, Wars, or even Firefly? Even Hitchhiker's Guide has gotten the quizlings more +1-age.

On the other hand, I would not be averse in the least to seeing Red Dwarf bonii climb up the charts.

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Damn that's epic

Date: 7/12/10 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trishalynn.livejournal.com
Any stats on former co-mods and how they "graded" people? And when their reigns began and ended?

Re: Damn that's epic

Date: 7/12/10 05:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-calql8.livejournal.com
No, sorry, just the current mods, and those score I have for the mods are for +s and -s they earned as quizlings, not what they doled out.

There have been at least four other guest-mods (myself included), so, in order to keep my sanity, I stuck to just the current tribunal. Given more time, however, I could go back and re-calql8. :)

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Date: 7/12/10 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sushimustwrite.livejournal.com
This is amazing. Now I'm curious. Does anyone have an outstanding number of Geek of the Week awards or webcheating punishments? That'd be something to call them out on, whether to make them proud or to embarrass them.

Date: 7/12/10 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-calql8.livejournal.com
Thanks! :)

Looking through the quizling list, I see only two that possibly could have had more than one webcheating infraction.

As for GotW Awards, I am guessing the most probably have gone to [livejournal.com profile] ataralas, who has about 6 or 7. S/He was on a tear for a while, getting a bunch in a short time, in the early days of the quiz.

Date: 7/12/10 07:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lots42.livejournal.com
Beach volleyball is an olympic sport? What the hell?

Date: 7/12/10 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-calql8.livejournal.com
Has been since '96. You have some catching up to do. ;)

Date: 7/12/10 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 7tree-hugger.livejournal.com
+1001 for genius. (Eddie Izzard only tied for 28th? I should answer more questions)

Date: 7/12/10 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-calql8.livejournal.com
I'd never even heard of Eddie Izzard until the quiz.

Of course, I'm old, as you may have heard...

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Date: 7/12/10 08:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drbear.livejournal.com
As the co-top clean liver (but my pancreas needs work) I shouldn't mention this, but...
what about titular?

Date: 7/13/10 08:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-calql8.livejournal.com
Many times mentioned, never given a +1 or -1

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Date: 7/14/10 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizwinlove.livejournal.com
Confusing Steve Martin with Leslie Nielsen...that must have been me. I used to confuse them as a kid. Was it me? Hmmm.

Date: 7/29/10 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vayshti.livejournal.com
Do I dare ask about the multiple, double-digit scorers on the negative list?

Enterprise should have more plusses, yes. I shall team up with LL.

Date: 7/29/10 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-calql8.livejournal.com
I tried to stay on the positive, but since you asked, there are 37 quizlings with 10+ negatives--there's also a few three-digit, four-digit, and even a five-digit negative (memo to quizlings: never badmouth the Eagles when Ang is watching).

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Date: 1/20/11 11:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] david-deacon.livejournal.com
Thinking Black Sabbath is emo

You have obviously never heard "Laguna Sunrise."

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