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Postby AnthonyS » Fri Jul 25, 2003 8:21 pm

I got 12 while 15 :)
Only two people (other than mega) got better: CF and Zero Cool.
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Postby Luigi300 » Fri Jul 25, 2003 8:24 pm

I'm stupid, I should quit, there's no way I'll win now.
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Postby Dexter_uplink » Fri Jul 25, 2003 10:12 pm

THOSE ANSWERS WERE CASE SENSITIVE?!?!?!
Oh great.... This is GREAT!

..and they needed to be lowercase??

Then why do the questions say:
"CARD BOX CODE BAG HASTE"
or
"Enter the WORD here:"

Why are those words in UPPERCASE?? That kinda makes me want to write it in UPPERCASE......
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Postby Khan » Fri Jul 25, 2003 10:17 pm

Dexter I totally agree with you on that one
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Postby Luigi300 » Fri Jul 25, 2003 10:19 pm

Yeah, me too. Wait, I shouldn't say that. I mean...

I wholeheartedly agree.
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Postby Dexter_uplink » Fri Jul 25, 2003 11:41 pm

They'd better do something about it...
There were 3 text-based answers and that means 3 points. And 3 points is a difference in a challenge which has max of 14 points..
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Postby Khan » Fri Jul 25, 2003 11:46 pm

maybe, or maybe not I resently looked at the challange site again and it did say all answers should be in lower case so in a court we would loose :(
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Postby Dexter_uplink » Sat Jul 26, 2003 12:13 am

True, but isn't that test made to test our knowledge and logical thinking, not our reading skills? (Actually, I don't know any person who would read all the instructions.. For example when you install some software it asks you to read and accept a licence agreement, which is sometimes short but usually, espectually with some companies (microsoft?) it would take up all your book shelves if u printed it out). I don't personally know anyone who would read all those agreements..
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Postby Foxman » Sat Jul 26, 2003 12:23 am

I'm annoyed. I answered the HASTE BOX CARD CODE BAG in upper case as well... Plus I have NO idea where I lost the rest of the points. I can think of one question I might have got wrong (<Im told this is a spoiler, so choppy choppy, sorry. - Icepick>), and I know I missed the prefix-addition due to using upper case, but as for the rest - who knows? Oh - when will the next challenge start?

Hmmm... PM me if you got a lower score for using upper case. Maybe with a list of names we might push a re-marking of the tests through.

I'll kick off with the names of participants who either support the cause or have lower marks due to the... erm... feature.

Foxman
Rok
Christopher
Adriac
Dexter
Khan

That's 10% of those who've taken the test so far. When you consider a lot of people who took the test might not be on the boards, that's a worrying amount. Altogether now...

RE-MARK! RE-MARK! RE-MARK!
Ad nauseum. Nay - ad infinitum!
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Postby Khan » Sat Jul 26, 2003 12:33 am

Dexter, of course do I read those user license and the yadayadaydadyadayada ya licenses :biggrin:
kidding man those are waste of my precious time :)
tell me one that does read them and Foxman 10%??? are you sure?

(Edited by Khan at 12:34 am on July 26, 2003)
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Postby Foxman » Sat Jul 26, 2003 12:36 am

I fear that someday I'm gonna wake up to people taking all my stuff away in huge boxes, then claiming I legalised in by installing Windows XP...

Seriously, there's some pretty nasty stuff in there. I think there's something that says Microsoft can change the terms of the contract. So when Bill decides to shed his mortal skin and reveal his true nature, we're all his slaves whether we like it or not...
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Postby RoystonD12 » Sat Jul 26, 2003 12:39 am

Argh... could you NOT post the answers to questions please. also it states clearly at the top of the page that all answers must be in lower-case and with no punctuation.

If you chose to ignore this, or did not notice it, then it is not my fault. re-markings will *not* happen.
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Postby Khan » Sat Jul 26, 2003 12:45 am

Foxman funnny point there :biggrin:
Well like I said the the court would make the case rather simpel to decide : No  Re-mark And pay the jugde it's salary
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Postby Adriac » Sat Jul 26, 2003 12:55 am

What part of what I said was hard to understand, Mega? Seven characters. A little laziness is fine, but that's just idiotic.
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Postby Luigi300 » Sat Jul 26, 2003 1:04 am

I read that as Sven characters.
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