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Monday, 30 November 2015

Quiz Comments...

Nick’s blog has seen a very welcome increase in comments in the last few weeks and many of us playing have joined in and left our thoughts online for the world to see. We must thank “Alan a’Dale”, I think, for kick-starting this latest outbreak of healthy interest in what we do on a Tuesday evening.  

Please carry on expressing views via that forum, which if you haven’t tried it before (how can you not have…) can be found at www.nicksquiz.blogspot.co.uk. Whilst I’m commenting as well, just a couple of things I want to mention:-

More than one Question Master has told me that they’ve had a tricky time at some games recently where the teams involved haven’t been best pleased with some of the questions. As a result, some individuals have given the QM a metaphorical poke in the eye with a sharp stick, often when that QM has either had no influence at all on the questions or has made some vetting suggestions which haven’t been acted upon.

A famous film quote (could be a question one day) says that there is “nothing wrong with shooting as long as the right people get shot”, which I’ve adopted as one of my little life rules, but please don’t take out your (sometimes quite understandable) frustrations with the questions on those who are not responsible for them, rather give the questions an appropriate mark if that is an option and vent your frustration along with the rest of us via the forum above!

Finally, and again in response to a couple of comments (no more than that so far) this season, can I just remind all concerned to be careful with writing down answers to questions on pieces of paper whilst the quiz is in progress. I’m sure every team does this, i.e. whilst a question is being asked of a player, the other 3 players are conferring and scribbling down possible answers for as and when they are called upon. Please make sure that the person answering the question can’t possibly see what it is anyone else has written down until he or she formally presses the “confer” button. 

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