Jeremy A

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  1. Hello, fellow LDS Trivia and Puzzle players: (First, thanks to the admins for letting me post these. It's difficult to find players these days.) It's been a while since I last tried to have a game, which was back in April. I have made some changes since then, and I'll go over those in a moment. Even though it's the fourth of July here in the states, I'm hoping to have a game either today or tomorrow. For today, a game can start anytime between 3 PM and 8 PM Pacific Daylight Time. For tomorrow, I hope to have one between 10 AM and 3 PM. Tomorrow is Family Home Evening, so I don't want the game to go over to interfere with that. If there's confusion as to when that occurs in your time zone, compare your time with Seattle, Washington, and adjust times accordingly. The game is still on the DALnet IRC network in channel #lds_trivia. More information is on the website, including methods of accessing IRC. If I included all updates to the game, this post will get long fast, so I'll present a summary with more information on the website: Puzzles and word scrambles now have rules regarding length. Word scrambles will not contain more than three words, and puzzles will have a minimum of four words, ignoring conjunctions, articles, and most small prepositions. I have a list of words that do not count to create consistency. I increased and changed puzzle values. Puzzle values now start at 6,500, 250 for each letter in the alphabet, and I increased vowels to 1,000. Values decrease with each letter guessed and revealed. Word scrambles can now be questions. Rules for scrambles and questions combine. All scrambles are level three with no category appearing in the question itself. I added rules in case I make a mistake, which can happen. There are five scenarios I made rules for. Since the game is live, anything and everything can go wrong, but I hope to keep that to a minimum. Finally, I adjusted the bonus round. I decreased the time added for levels five to eight to the same pause used when asking a question in the regular game. Additionally, if someone gets a level eight question right, they'll earn 1,250 points and go back to level one. I fixed some bugs and found more and probably created some when trying to fix some. I hope to see you there.
  2. Hello, fellow players: It's the last few days of the month, and I haven't tried a game session, so I hope to have one this week. Here are some available times for the upcoming week: Today: between 2 pm and 7 pm Pacific Daylight Time. Monday: an appointment between 6:30 pm and 8 pm. Tuesday through Friday: between 6:30 pm and 8 pm. I work until five, and I want to make sure I get home with time to eat and get ready. (I also work late to make up late starts and extended lunches when applicable.) Saturday: between noon and 8 pm. I will post this once and then post when a game happens, because there's only one session. Feel free to set an appointment for any of those time slots. Once again, the game is on DALnet in channel #lds_trivia. Please see the website for information on how to get to the game and the rules. I hope to see you there.
  3. Hello, potential LDS Trivia and Puzzles players: Wow, my last post was in November. Anyway, it's been a while since I tried to have a game. Life gets in the way [smile]. There will be two possible game sessions: Friday, Mar 12, between 6:30 PM and 8 PM Pacific, 9:30 to 11 PM Eastern. I know that's late, especially for the east coast, but I get off work at about five, and I want to be able to get home and be in the channel to wait for players. The second day and time are Saturday between noon and 8 PM Pacific, 3 and 11 PM Eastern. If a game happens Friday night, I'll reply to this post, so people will know that there's no game on Saturday. Remember, I live near Seattle, so use that city to compare time zones. If you want to have a game at a specific time, let's make an appointment. Setting an appointment seems silly, but it allows the possibility of having a time that works for me and you. Please comment on this post with some dates and times for a game, and I'll reply with what works for me, and then we can pick a day and time. Oh, if you don't specify a time zone, I will assume my time zone, which is Pacific in North America. As a reminder, the game takes place on DALnet in channel #lds_trivia. Please see the website for more information on the game and how to get to it. I hope to see you there.
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    LDS Trivia and Puzzles Sessions

    Hello, fellow trivia players: I'm going to have game sessions once a month. If there is a game, great. If not, wait until next month. Since Thanksgiving is around the corner, I will do this month's game early. The possible sessions will occur tomorrow, the 5th, sometime between 1 PM and 7 PM; Saturday, the 7th between 4 PM and 8 PM; and Sunday between 1 PM and 7 PM. All times are Pacific Standard Time, and I live near Seattle to help determine time differences outside the United States and Canada. Since I'm going back to work Friday full time, the times available in the future will be Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Sunday is not the best day due to going to church and spending time with family, but weekday evenings will not work. Players can contact me to schedule games based on Pacific Standard Time. As always, the game's website shows where the game takes place, four methods on how to get there, rules, game stats, and a page that shows the sources used for questions. See you then. Please help me get players by spreading the word.
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    LDS Trivia and Puzzles Game Sessions

    Okay, it's time to try for a game this week for the month of October: Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday from 4 PM to 8 PM Pacific Daylight Time. If no games happen on any of those days, there's one final one in October on Saturday, but the earliest start time is 5:30 PM instead of four. I will post if a game happens. Once again, the game is through IRC on DALnet in channel #lds_trivia. Please see the website for information on how to get there and how to play the game. Please help by spreading the word. I want some players, please.
  6. Hello, fellow LDS Trivia and Puzzles players: It's been a while, but I hope to have a game sometime this week. Having a game tonight is possible until about 8 PM PDT. I have an appointment tomorrow, so I'm thinking between 3 PM and 8 PM. Friday is anytime I'm in the channel. Saturday is from 6 PM to 9 PM. For those of you living outside the United States, compare your time to Seattle, Washington's. These time zones wreak havoc, but that's the way it is. Remember, see the game's website for information on how to get to the game, and I hope to see you there. Oh, if you try to sign up for the newsletter on the site, and it won't let you, please let me know and tell me what it says.
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    Upcoming LDS Trivia and Puzzles Games

    Hello, fellow LDS Trivia and Puzzles players: I've been working on more questions for the game, and I've updated the website, especially visually. Even I had difficulty reading the website. I hope it's better. I hope to have a game this weekend. This time, I won't specify a time; I'll specify a range. Saturday, 6 pm to 9 pm PDT. Sunday, between noon and eight pm PDT. I'll post if a game happens. Contact me to set a time. Please see the website for instructions on how to get to the game. There are many different methods to connect to the game, but I only cover four on the site. If you need help connecting, use the email address on the website to contact me, or reply to this post. Make sure to be as specific as possible for me to help you best. I'm also going to post three random questions here. Normally, it's for the notify list, but nobody signed up for it. Find the answers but make sure to not send me the answers. Players will get a chance to answer when the game starts. Book of Mormon: King Lamoni's servants just told Lamoni of how Ammon defended the king's flocks. What did Lamoni think of Ammon? Ammon was A) evil, B) the Great Spirit, C) the Almighty, or D) going to kill him? Old Testament: How long did Shamgar overcome the Philistines? Church History: Moroni appeared to Joseph Smith and told him about a book. Furthermore, he was instructed to not show it to anyone, except those he was told to. What would have happened if Joseph showed them to people unauthorized? I will post the answers in a newsletter that I will send out after the game.
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    LDS Trivia and Puzzles

    Hello, fellow LDS Trivia and Puzzles players: This crisis is draining, but we'll get through it with an adjusted normal returning. Hang in there. It's difficult to determine an exact time to hold a trivia game. Personally, Sunday is the perfect day, but games can occur on other days of the week. Monday is Family Home Evening, and people also work during the day. When I first did this over 20 years ago, it was a Friday evening and other days I can't remember. Having said that, I'll try having people contact me on when to have a game. It may seem silly to schedule an appointment for a trivia game, but that may be what it takes to get games going. Reply to this post with days and times that work well for you. When requesting times, it's best to put your time zone, and I can adjust it to match; however, if there's no time zone specified, I'll assume it's my time, which is PDT (Pacific Daylight Time). For those outside the United States and Canada, please give me the nearest major city in your country in the same time zone. This allows me to look up how it differs from mine and adjust it. Now, something else to consider is that trivia games can be more fun with more than one player. If possible, gather as many people as possible and share this post, too. The last game I had a game was back in August of 2018. One person came to play and then found someone else to play with him. Actually, he found two with one leaving early. The game still takes place on channel #lds_trivia on DALnet, an Internet Relay Chat network that's been around since the 1990s and the location of the first version of this game. Please see the website for more details. One thing I will do is hang out in the channel when I'm available. If someone comes, I can start a game on the fly. Finally, as for updates, I did a lot of work on the website and some aspects of the game. I even worked on updating the script for my mailing list and tested it by signing up. It works. If it doesn't, let me know with as much information as possible. Worst case scenario, I can sign you up manually when you send me an email.
  9. Hello, fellow LDS Trivia and Puzzles players: Today, I worked on the website, including changing the graphics and increasing the font size. I even made sure subscribing to the mailing lists works by signing up myself. I hope to have a game this week, but the trouble is determining a time. I hope to keep it simple. If I'm available, I'll hang out in the channel. Remember that I'm on Pacific Daylight Time. If people show up on DALnet in channel #lds_trivia, I can start a game. I have appointments tomorrow, and it's Family Home Evening, so there won't be a game. Tuesday is open right now, but I may get called to work. Stop by when you're available, and I hope to be there when you do.
  10. Jeremy A

    Songs that Don't Make Sense

    I'm reminded of Paul and Linda McCartney's "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey." "Uncle Albert" makes some sense, but "Admiral Halsey" doesn't, and I love it. There's a scene in "Mr. Holland's Opus" where Richard Dreyfus' character talks about music and plays "Louie, Louie." I'm not sure which version. "Take these guys, for example. They can't sing, they play the same three notes over and over, . . . and I love it!" I believe he's talking about enjoying music when a student had trouble hitting one note. I could go on with a few more examples, some of which question their appropriateness, and others are misunderstood, which is a different topic.
  11. Hello, fellow LDS Trivia and Puzzles players: I tested the script as much as possible, but I am thinking of adding a random aspect to a question's point value. After testing the random bonuses, I liked that the point values weren't always divisible by 50. I'm mentioning this in case anyone had thoughts about that. Anyway, I still don't have a main job, and I am on call at my second job. Each day, I'll hang out on DALnet in channel #lds_trivia. If any people show up, I'll start a game. There will only be one game this week if one happens, but you're welcome to hang out in the channel. Anyway, see the website for more information on how to get to the game.
  12. Hello, fellow trivia players: For the past week or so, I made some changes to the LDS Trivia and Puzzles game, and I want to have a full game before the quarantine ends. I don't work tomorrow, so for those that are able, a game will start anytime between 1 PM and 7 PM. It's on DALnet in channel #lds_trivia. Please see website for more information. I only have one job while looking for a replacement to my main job, so I'm on call at work in case they need me. If you go to the channel and not see me there, they called me for work. The updates to the script are too numerous for me to remember, and they're minor tweaks. I changed how information appears, tweaked the code to be more efficient, and removed bugs.
  13. Hello, fellow trivia players: I hope to have a session of LDS Trivia and Puzzles tomorrow evening at 6:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 9:30 PM Eastern. It's in the same place as before: #lds_trivia on DALnet. If I don't have a game then, I hope to have one Sunday at around 1 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 4 PM Eastern. See you then. I made some updates to the game and even the script. Here are some highlights: I increased the random level bonus from 50 points to 25%, added a 10% bonus for random category, and 40% for both. I hope this gives players an incentive to try those. It adds more difficulty. Decreased educated guess points from one-fifth to one-tenth. Some of those questions are hard to guess, and I want to give bigger incentives when players get them right. Did a major update to the full rules page on the website. Please let me know if you try to sign up for mailing lists and are unable to do so. I don't know if they work or not, because no one has signed up.
  14. Hello, fellow players: I'll try again to have an LDS Trivia and Puzzles game at 1 PM Pacific, 4 PM Eastern. It's through DALnet in the channel #lds_trivia. For more information, see the game's website. (It doesn't post until you click the button to post. Oops.)
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    LDS Trivia and Puzzles

    I should have posted this yesterday or the day before or something. Oh, well. Anyway, how about I try again to have an LDS Trivia and Puzzles Game online this week? I'll put the official start time at 12:30 PM Pacific, 3:30 PM Eastern, but I can start it as late as 6:00 PM Pacific. Let's have some fun. See the game's website for more information. There wasn't a game last week, and it was a good thing. I had some bugs in the script that I fixed. I don't want to have players waiting while I debugged the script.