Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I know you've been dying for a new blog feature, so -- starting today -- I've added a Monday through Friday Trivia game to The Rob Log. To play, just click here or use the handy link I've placed on the left sidebar. Feel free to spread the word, or link to TRIVIALITY from your own blog.

I know that some of you are familiar with the game rules, but here are a few things you should know. Pay attention:

1. There are 10 daily questions, and you earn 100 points per correct answer.

2. HOWEVER, you lose a point for each second you're logged in.

Therefore, if you get 9 correct answers in 84 seconds, your score will be 816. Follow?

3. The top 50 players each day earn points.

4. HOWEVER, only the top 10 daily players earn significant points (and the points are calculated based on the number of daily players).

Therefore, if you are in 10th place and, say, Sid-O-Rama plays later in the day and outscores you, your daily point total could drop from 10 to 4. This is what we call 'The Ledge': that steep tumble you take when you're knocked out of the Top 10. Follow?

5. You can play as little or as often as you like.

6. HOWEVER, the scores accrue throughout the month, so if you're in the competition to win, you should try to play every week day. This is especially important because, when the game starts in earnest in April, I'm thinking of awarding some random and probably valueless prize... and you wouldn't want to be robbed of a random and probably valueless prize, would you? I mean, isn't that why people compete for blog awards?

7. And one more thing: everyone will be getting the same questions. So don't cheat, cheaters. FYI, the Game Administrator -- which would be me -- will be banninating if people start treating TRIVIALITY like they treated The Malcontent's March Gayness competition. In other words, no cheatin' Queerties allowed!

So them's the rules. As for everything else, you'll get the hang of it.

I have turned the game on, so if you want to get some practice in before April, knock yourself out. Also feel free to take advantage of the Shout Out board on the site; that's where all the trash-talkin' will take place.

And above all, have fun, kids!