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Had to post this--I love me some Albert King anyway, but this is on a koto (it's called a gayageum, which is the Korean version of the koto), and it is so cool. Enjoy!

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In the first six months of 2012, there have been:
18 LJDQs
112 questions asked
119 quizlings who went, played, and took quiz
1348.1124 quotages given to those quizlings by the Great and Powerful Quizmods, meaning that
74.8951 quotages were given, on average, to an average attendance of
35.1111 quizlings, which comes to about
2.13 quotages per quizling.

Doncha just love numbers? :D

Okay, here're the Top 5 (or so) in each of the major category stats for you fellow quizlings from LJDQs whose answers were given between 1/1 and 6/30 of 2012.

Want to know where you rank? Ask me.
Think I screwed up? Tell me.

Any constructive feedback is helpful, positive feedback is appreciated, and cash is perpetually welcome.

And now, more numbers! )
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Please. 'Die Hard'. Because the perfect remedy for all that holiday saccharine is a little cheese. Make that a lot of cheese. ;)
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In the 2011 LJDQ quizzing system, 26 quizzes have been played by 182 quizlings. These are their stories.

*Law & Order TUNK-TUNK! sound* )
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Here's the aggregate list of stats from the last 6.5 years of LJDQ goodness, for the period ending 12/31/10. The dates listed are those of when the answers were given.

I extended the lists of individual stats in order to recognize those who went, played, and took quiz, but never got into the rankings of any individual year. Top 20s all around!

And now, the culmination of thousands of enjoyably misspent hours )
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These are they individual yearly LJDQ statistics. The All-Time Happy Fun Statpage will come around tomorrow, so I can make more extensive lists of individual statistics. For now, it's the rundown of each year, from 2004 to 2011.

Okay, before we start:

--The stats only include quizlings who got quotage, since I do not have access to who actually played. If you played the quiz for an extended period of time, and got no quotage, the solution is simple: be funnier!

--Streaks do carry over from the previous year. For example, if your streak goes for the first four weeks of '05, and the last two weeks of '04, it still counts as a streak of 6.

--There are fractional quotages. If two people were on one quote, each got .5; if three people, .3333; if four, .25, and so on. Call it an encouragement to be unique. If a quizling is mentioned with "and others", the mentioned quizling gets .1 quotage, and the others get squat. The quiz, she is a cruel mistress.

--When all is said and done, I did the best I could. This is not infallible. There will be errors, albeit small, sprinkled, albeit hopefully sparsely, on my spreadsheet. I am only a one-person operation, and therefore, have no proofreader. If you have a dispute with my results, I suggest you organize your own set of data yourself, then come talk to me. Then get a life. :P

So, like, anyway, heeeeeeeeeeeeeere we go! )
Jan. 18th, 2011 12:34 am


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Well, the numbers are all in, the quotages have been tabulated, the streaks are counted, the sums are summed, the averages are averaged (no mean feat *rimshot*), and the yearly stats have been separated.

So far, here are the stats I have planned:

Quizzes (overall and by year)--
--Total number of quizzes
--Total number of questions
--Average quotages per quiz
--Average number of quizlings quoted per quiz
--Greatest number of quotages for a quiz
--Greatest number of quizlings quoted for a quiz

Individual Quotage (or IQ, if you will)--
--Most quizzes quoted
--Most quotages
--Quality: greatest average quotage, when quoted (Quotage on min. 25% of total quizzes required)
--Longest quotage streak
--The Five Quote Club (non-Grande quiz only)

I also have the Grande quizzes (more than 7 questions) stat-i-fied. Hey, some people paint better with a larger canvas. The overall stats will be skewed slightly high because of these quizzes, but since they only make up 5% of all the quizzes (15 of 319 as of 12/31), then skew it--errr, screw it, I'm including them in the overall stats.

Did I miss anything?

I'm hoping to be done this weekend, latest, but I should have them up for perusal by Friday. Depends on what diversions life hands me in the next few days.

When this is done, I plan to highlight the purged/removed usernames, just to see how many active quizlings we've got out there.

One stat that may make you go 'hmmmmm'--there were only 310 quoted quizlings (because I have no idea how many actually played) in '10, as opposed to 504 in '09. That's a decrease of 38.5%. Quizling amounts have been fairly fluid, and it may be just a case of people leaving and returning to the quiz, like catching up with an old friend. The quoted quizling count dropped 17.1% from '05 to '06, and and another 14.9% from '06 to '07, before blazing back with a 30.2% increase in '08. And the number of quoted quizlings more than tripled in the first year alone, from about 250 in '04, to over 800 in '05.

All in all, this was a nice little month-long obsession, but I'm glad it's finally done. Now I can catch up on writing my own trivia questions, being a month behind in that little task and whatnot...

Go. Play. Take quiz.
Jan. 15th, 2011 12:29 am


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As of this quiz (1/11/11), the LJDQ is at 1992 questions. That means that question #2 on the 1/25 quiz will be the 2000th question you have asked. MILESTONE!

Just thought the mods would like a little heads-up, just in case y'all wanna prepare something speshul.

The good news is that you won't reach Q3K for another three or so years. Don't worry--I'll let you know when it comes around. That's what I do. :)
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First off, if keeping score on the LJDQ spoils the experience for you, you might wanna surf elsewhere.


So, I figured what better time than year's end to play with the LJDQ's stats a bit, amirite?

Okay, first, the basics:

710 quizlings have now earned a bonus and/or a minus
608 quizlings have earned a plus
291 have earned a minus

Subjects earning a +1 bonus: 721

The top subjects earning a +1:

1. The Simpsons: 53
(Last rank: 1)

2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail: 42
(Last rank: 2)

3. Monty Python's Flying Circus: 32
(Last rank: 3)

4. South Park: 27
(Last rank: 4)

5. The Princess Bride: 24
(Last rank: 5)

6. Blazing Saddles: 19
(Last rank: 6)

7 (tie). Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: 17
(Last rank: 7)

Spaceballs: 17
(Last rank: 10)

9 (tie). Airplane!: 15
(Last rank: 11)

Punning: 15
(Last rank: 8)

The Tick: 15
(Last rank: 9)

Completing the Top 20:
12 (tie):
Finding Nemo
Going old school
Star Wars: Episode IV

16 (tie):
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Conan the Barbarian
Monty Python's The Life of Brian

19 (tie):
Pulp Fiction
Weird Al

New to the rankings:
Conan the Barbarian (for the same quote. Every. Single. Time)
Pulp Fiction
Weird Al

Falling off the radar:
Terry Pratchet/Discworld
Back to the Future
Calvin and Hobbes
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

The minuses remain fairly unchanged, top to bottom, but Captain Planet is moving up the neg charts with a bullet.

Geek of the Week Awards: 95
I tell ya, we need to come up with a special prize for the century mark.

And now, the quizling stats:

There are currently 37 quizlings who are in the Double Digits Club, earning +10 or more in bonuses.

The Quizling Top 20
1. Why, it's me, [livejournal.com profile] i_calql8! (54, +6 since last record, up 1 in ranking)
2. [livejournal.com profile] astridsdream (52, +0, down 1)
3. [livejournal.com profile] thepikey (31, +3, no change)
4. [livejournal.com profile] etcet (29, +5, up 1)
5. [livejournal.com profile] sskipstress (28, +2, down 1)
6. (tie) [livejournal.com profile] squeegibo (20, +6, up 3)
6. (tie) [livejournal.com profile] umbralcorax (20, +0, no change)
8. (tie) [livejournal.com profile] blindgeoff (18, +4, up 1)
8. (tie) [livejournal.com profile] fizrep (18, +0, down 1)
8. (tie) [livejournal.com profile] marasca (18, +0, down 1)
11. (tie) [livejournal.com profile] akiyasan (17, +4, up 3)
11. (tie) [livejournal.com profile] drbear (17, +4, up 3)
13. (tie) [livejournal.com profile] cholma (16, +5, up 9)
13. (tie) [livejournal.com profile] wiredwizard (16, +3, up 1)
15. (tie) [livejournal.com profile] babybokal (15, +2, down 1)
15. (tie) [livejournal.com profile] cmzero (15, +1, down 6)
15. (tie) [livejournal.com profile] n5iln (15, +3, up 5)
18. (tie) [livejournal.com profile] spatialrift47 (14, not ranked previously)
18. (tie) [livejournal.com profile] woap (14, +0, down 9)
18. (tie) [livejournal.com profile] zihuatanejo (14, +1, down 4)

The Clean-Living Squad (most +1s with no minuses):
1. [livejournal.com profile] cholma, 16
2. [livejournal.com profile] n5iln, 15
3. [livejournal.com profile] zihuatanejo, 14
4. (tie) [livejournal.com profile] deza, 11
4. (tie) [livejournal.com profile] kristinmachina, 11

Please keep in mind that these stat involve bonuses only, not total quotage.

I figure this little statfest should be a yearly thing, so the changes from year to year are much more noticeable.

Any questions about where your favorite topic landed, bonuswise? You have but to ask.

In the words of Messrs. Bartles and James, thank you for your support.
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If you know you will be in a place, like the DMV, a grocery store, a restaurant, or a bank, where waiting for a long time is a strong possibility...now, listen carefully, as this is important...

Leave. The kid. At. Freaking. HOME!

Further, if you know your child has a voice with the power to cut steel at 10 yards, shatter glass at 50 yards, or cause the dogs in a two-block radius to go bozo, again...

Leave. The kid. At. Freaking. HOME!

Don't tell me you can't. There are two of you. That means one of you can stay with the kid, at home, and one of you can go about and take care of business. It also means that the general public will be spared the ear-splitting screechings of your hellish offspring.

Without love,

[livejournal.com profile] i_calql8
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Well, that was interesting. I finished cataloguing and updating prices on all my comics.

My Spidey #1 went up 9% in value, and my Justice League #1 went up 7%. Sweet. And those are with my coservative eye toward grading. Hopefully, they're in better condition than I think.

As predicted, I have over 8,000 comics in my collection, and it's growing like the Blob in the bowling alley. Well, maybe not that fast...I'm down to reading about a half-dozen comics a month. And I have a box of old comics, most of which are probably dross, that I still need to rebag and catalogue. Damned if I'm schlepping all the boxes back out, though...

My comic store's pull list is pretty much Astro City, Echo, Justice League, and Justice Society now. Any monthlies I should know about that I need to give a try? I've been catching up on The Walking Dead, which is admittedly pretty good, even though I'm not a fan of the whole zombie genre.

There's a potential trivia category for me! Hmmmmmmmmm...
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Three items that "Attack of the Show" highlighted in tonight's "WTF?" segment of Comic-Con 'coverage':

1) Star Trek cologne, with brands like "Oh, My", "KHANNNN", "Red Shirt" ("because tomorrow may never come"), and "Shirtless Captain Kirk". There's an entire booth selling this stuff.

2) The Talking Tina doll from that Twilight Zone episode

3) A Tauntaun sleeping bag

I also noticed a flash drive very much resembling a human finger.

Amusing ideas all, but WTF do they have to do with comics?


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First of all, thanks for the kind words from my fellow LJDQers in response to my statisticial pseudo-magnum opus. It's nice to be appreciated. Someday, I may actually make a quotage roster for Quizling Proper. But that's for another time.

Second, monsoons are here...just in time for the highs to reach 115 by week's end. Wonderful. The good news--we're two weeks from statistically the hottest day of the year. It goes downhill slowly from there. Slowly, but downward. Other good news...only eight more monsoon seasons to go before we retire and get the hell, as it were, out of here, and head for the cool, rainy Northwest.

Oh, and feel free to join my f-list, in case there is the astronomically unlikely event that my LJ seems interesting to you. The f-list gets the juicy, only slightly less-boring stuff of my life, aka the best rants, if there is such a thing.

[livejournal.com profile] chaosvizier and [livejournal.com profile] lovellama are on my f-list, so you know it contains nothing by the finest kind of people that LJ has to offer. And [livejournal.com profile] chaosvizier, too. ;)

To a few, my LJ provides entertainment. To most, however, it provides some good schadenfreude. Now, who can resist that?
Jul. 10th, 2010 05:56 am


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Every plus and minus from every LJDQ has been compiled. Give me a day to rest, and I will work my statistical magic on the findings. If you have anything you are curious about, ask--if it concerned +1s, -1s, or the subjects thereof, or the stats of the quizlings, I will try to answer them. If I can't, I will say so.

Remember, this is just about +1, -1, and stuff like that--if I had to find the total quotage of each and every quizling, my head would splodey.

Oh, btw, since you asked, [livejournal.com profile] lovellama, your first guest-modding was 1/16/07's quiz.

In other news, the Cubs are back to sucking, and I repaired a broken toilet seat, moved a couch, moved a recliner, carried three bookshelves, cleaned the living room, mailed a huge eBay package full of comics, and played Taxi Dad.

How did I find the time to make this list of LJDQ stats? Beat the hell out of me.

*looks at clock*

Holy shit--I gotta get some sleep!

*heads for bed*
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Well, I compiled the data from 2004 to 2008. Man, this is some kinda juggernaut here.

So far:

--606 quizlings (including the mods) have gotten a + and/or -
--The +1s have covered a range of 577 topics, with a total of 1,033 +1s
--The -1s have covered a range of 167 topics, with a total of 301 -1s
--Miscellaneous topics that cover other bonuses/penalties: 83

Geek of the Week Awards given so far: 85
People caught webcheating: 16

Top 5 plus-scores (without minuses):
1. [livejournal.com profile] astridsdream: 52
2. Why...it's me! : 27
3. [livejournal.com profile] sskipstress: 21
4. [livejournal.com profile] fizrep: 16
5. (tie) [livejournal.com profile] marasca and [livejournal.com profile] thepikey: 14

Highest plus-score so far without earning a single - : [livejournal.com profile] cmzero with 10

Most popular +1 topics through 2008:
1) The Simpsons--37 +1s
2) Monty Python and the Holy Grail--33
3) Monty Python's Flying Circus--25
4) The Princess Bride--19
5) South Park--15
6) Punning--14
7) The Tick--11
8) Airplane--10
8) Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy--10
10) Spaceballs--9

(FWIW, Sting has moved up into a tie for 24th place)

As this is becoming a nice healthy obsession, I will probably be finished by the end of Friday, if not Saturday.

Btw, I had to fudge on a couple of numbers here and there, due to lack of clarity, but my calql8ions are fairly solid.

I also did not total all the traditional awards like the Gibberish Award, TMI Award, Logic Renunciation Award, et al. I prolly will after this task is ended, if I feel like it.

Finally, let me say that, if you can imagine how much work to compile the data from all these quizzes, imagine how many hours that the mods have taken to write each quiz, and slog through all our answers.

Therefore, [livejournal.com profile] chaosvizier, [livejournal.com profile] angledge, and special guest/longterm mod [livejournal.com profile] lovellama deserve much love, gratitude and applause for giving us what I think is an incredibly entertaining distraction week after week.

*stands and applauds the mods*

*heads for bed*
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What I am doing:

1) listing all of the +s and -s each LJDQ quizling has received
2) listing all the categories of the +1s, -1s, and other miscellaneous bonii (huh huh, he said 'bonii')
3) making a frequency table of all the +1 and -1 categories

What I am not doing:

1) counting all the quotages of each individdle quizling. Oh, hell, no.

I am through May, 2006, so far. Interesting tidbits:

--Biggest plus: +5, several reasons
--Biggest minus: -10,000, by Ang, for rooting for the Steelers
--Total Geek of the Week Awards so far: 49
--Recipient of the most GotWs: Probably [livejournal.com profile] atarlas. No one else is even close
--Despite the mods' alleged love for Sting, there have only been two +1s for mentioning him
--Highest + score, without acquiring a - of any kind: [livejournal.com profile] paradoxtaur, 10

Mods +/- scores so far:
[livejournal.com profile] chaosvizier: 0, (+3, -3)
[livejournal.com profile] angledge: -11, (+3, -11)
[livejournal.com profile] lovellama: -2, (+1, -3)

Leading +1 references, in order of frequency:
1) The Simpsons
2) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
3) The Princess Bride
tie 4) Monty Python's Flying Circus
4) Punning

Total quizlings who have received a + or -, so far, purged or otherwise: 386
Total +1 categories so far: 325
Total +1 bonuses given by the benevolent mods: 490
Total -1 categories so far: 110
Total -1 penalties given by the malevolent mods: 185

Two years of quizzes down, four to go.
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The gauntlet was thrown, and I picked the sucker up.

I am currently gathering stats on the +1s, -1, and all +s and -s in-between that the LJDQ mods have given since their inception in 2004.

I am also listing all the quizlings, past and present, along with their aggregate +/- quotients.

This could take a while.

I just got through 2004, and so far there have been:

103 different players, purged or otherwise

120 +1s, covering
103 different categories

20 Geek of the Week Awards
18 Full Credits
9 Half-Credits (cue irony)

51 -1s, not including GotW, covering
40 different categories

20 assorted plusses and minuses of various and sundry amounts

On to 2005!
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