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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #75 on: December 31, 2018, 04:08:35 AM »
Many thanks Dan, that was a close run battle for top place this year.  Well done dronedrone for a thoroughly tough contest.  Based on your response speeds, I'd love to know what your technique was!  I only came close to your fastest response time once and that was because I hit refresh on the 'unread posts' page a moment before going to lunch.  Based on your times at the start of the contest, I feared I was out of the running, simply because I was too slow with other commitments (like having a job!) But it seems you had a couple of days where you had similar and I was on holiday.

Dan, you've somehow managed to do it again. Lull me into many a sleepless night and anxious days while I wait for the questions to be posted!  Certainly another highlight of this year's forum activity!  Well done +! from me

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #76 on: December 31, 2018, 04:29:47 AM »
Thanks again Dan.

Next Christmas, I'll have to find a new and exciting way to get negative points. :(y)

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #77 on: December 31, 2018, 04:46:36 AM »
Answering all the questions in the form of deceased British Politicians could be an interesting method  :(y)

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #78 on: December 31, 2018, 04:55:05 AM »
Dan,

It's been great participating in the Quiz... F5 has been may favorite key during December.  ;D

+1 from me too!

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #79 on: December 31, 2018, 05:00:24 AM »
This year I just didn't have time!! I really appreciate your hard work Dan and wish I did it.  Next time!

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #80 on: December 31, 2018, 06:28:18 AM »
Well done dronedrone for a thoroughly tough contest.  Based on your response speeds, I'd love to know what your technique was!  I only came close to your fastest response time once and that was because I hit refresh on the 'unread posts' page a moment before going to lunch.  Based on your times at the start of the contest, I feared I was out of the running, simply because I was too slow with other commitments (like having a job!) But it seems you had a couple of days where you had similar and I was on holiday.

@Decar: I think you may be confusing dronedrone with Piet Agoras as it was actually him who posted several of the fastest response times (including more than one sub-minute response! :o). While Piet Agoras faded a bit in the second half of the competition, dronedrone's consistency is what enabled him to generate so many points even if his individual responses weren't always as quick.
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #81 on: December 31, 2018, 06:30:31 AM »
Well done dronedrone for a thoroughly tough contest.  Based on your response speeds, I'd love to know what your technique was!  I only came close to your fastest response time once and that was because I hit refresh on the 'unread posts' page a moment before going to lunch.  Based on your times at the start of the contest, I feared I was out of the running, simply because I was too slow with other commitments (like having a job!) But it seems you had a couple of days where you had similar and I was on holiday.

@Decar: I think you may be confusing dronedrone with Piet Agoras as it was actually him who posted several of the fastest response times (including more than one sub-minute response! :o). While Piet Agoras faded a bit in the second half of the competition, dronedrone's consistency is what enabled him to generate so many points even if his individual responses weren't always as quick.

Oh dear! Let's hope that isn't a question in next year's quiz, I'll get two members confused :(

So Piet, how were you so blooming fast!?!


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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #82 on: December 31, 2018, 07:48:45 AM »
Dan seems to be a very watched man "Me and my shadows....."
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #83 on: January 05, 2019, 12:27:14 PM »
Bravo! And thanks for the little reference in the question #21, Mr. Dan! :D

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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #84 on: January 10, 2019, 01:42:52 AM »
Well done dronedrone for a thoroughly tough contest.  Based on your response speeds, I'd love to know what your technique was!  I only came close to your fastest response time once and that was because I hit refresh on the 'unread posts' page a moment before going to lunch.  Based on your times at the start of the contest, I feared I was out of the running, simply because I was too slow with other commitments (like having a job!) But it seems you had a couple of days where you had similar and I was on holiday.

@Decar: I think you may be confusing dronedrone with Piet Agoras as it was actually him who posted several of the fastest response times (including more than one sub-minute response! :o). While Piet Agoras faded a bit in the second half of the competition, dronedrone's consistency is what enabled him to generate so many points even if his individual responses weren't always as quick.

Oh dear! Let's hope that isn't a question in next year's quiz, I'll get two members confused :(

So Piet, how were you so blooming fast!?!

By being in the office when Dan posts his questions :)

(Having a seperate Chrome-window with 3 tabs open helps also. One with this thread, one with the search page ready, one with a DM ready with subject and receipient already filled in. As soon as I see the mail coming in, I go to the first tab, hit refresh, read the question, go to the second tab, fill in the keyword, hit search, scan trough results, open third tab, fill in answer, hit send. )

Second half of the quiz, I was working on location and there I couldn't answer immediatly.
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Re: Carcassonne Central: Advent Quiz MMXVIII
« Reply #85 on: January 10, 2019, 01:45:09 AM »
Also, thank you Dan for organising this challenge. I participated in 2017, and i was really keen on participating again in 2018. I really enjoyed the rush to get in the answers as quickly as possible :)


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