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15th May - FORUM FRIDAY NIGHT IN WITH QUIZ!

Discussion in 'Events' started by wmrcomputers, May 6, 2015.

  1. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    Got to go and do some housework now.....back this afternoon.

    quick question....@Gramaisc ...is the shop still in Stafford or closed down?
     
  2. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    It shut about a year ago - after around twenty years in three locations - first in Newport Road, then Lichfield Road, finally in Eastgate Street.
     
  3. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    In that case I give up.

    The only local band I know are Climax blues band and none of their albums seems to fit shop names.

    Blimey...if that was the easiest question I dread to think what the others were like! :?:
     
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  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    So near - and yet, so far.....
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Sorry my appearance was only fleeting. Last night turned out to be 'heavier' than I thought! Have only just surfaced...

    Hope you all had a great time :)
     
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  6. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Well, with the exception of @Glam's excellent recollection of a fact, and spelling it properly, and @Rikki's specialist local geographical knowledge, the quiz team were a bit of a let-down..
     
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    wmrcomputers Stafford PC & laptop repair specialist

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    I think the quiz may have been more succesful if the questions were more standard "general knowledge" to be honest Gram. I don't think the hard-to-google thing was necessary in that it was about the first to answer getting the point, so by the time someone would have googled it it could have already been answered by someone more knowledgable.

    Overall it seemed to go down well though, although TCRL got pi***d too early and passed out on her keyboard I think. :D
     
  8. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    You're too soft on them, they were all general, or local, knowledge questions.

    Careful not to get things mixed up there....
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    I think a quiz made up entirely of local knowledge questions would be good. Not just contemporary but going back, say 30 years.
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    From what I found last night, it would have to be questions like "Where do you live?"
     
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    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    TCRL weren't the only 1 hitting the falling down stuff Mr!!
    Loved it tho. I should be ok to join in from the start next week, if you're doing another night??

    Which fact was that??
     
  12. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    The only Irish county that doesn't have a border with a county that has a coastline.
     
  13. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    That's driving me mad now!
    Only Stafford bands I can think of , apart from Climax Blues Band is Bizarre Inc and Medicine Head (and since the other day...Pale) and can't think of any shops in town named after any LP's of theirs
     
  14. YorkshirePud

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    And Altern-8 ? But they don't go back 30 years
     
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    Ah yes, forgot all about them :D
     
  16. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Well, the LP concerned was not issued by the whole band, but credited to one of them, to be fairer than I should be..
     
  17. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    I use to run a pub quiz years ago at the Three Crowns in Stone until it burned down.
    Some people say that someone set fire to it on purpose to shut me up but it didnt work because I was "headhunted" by The Little Stoke Cricket Club and so I carried on from there and all the regular quiz teams followed me.

    Anyway I learned quite a few things over the years about what worked and what didnt.

    I am not saying that my way was the right way...indeed I dont want to be condescending as by all accounts everyone had a great time last night at Grams quiz.....so this is just a conversation really about quizzes in general.

    The first thing I learned is that people come along for different reasons....some because they have been dragged there unwillingly, others because they happen to be in the pub anyway and others because they are just mad keen on quizzes and want to win at any cost.

    I used to do 6 rounds and each round was a subject such as food and drink, music, sport, entertainment, literature, pot luck, history, geography, animal kingdom, etc but the 6 subjects changed every week to vary it.

    I also learned that no one wants to be made to feel stupid so out of every round of 10 I would do 2 that were really easy, 2 that were quite hard and the other 6 were middle of the road.
    This isnt as easy as it sounds because if you know something then you think its easy and if you dont know it then its hard so setting questions isnt as straightforward as it might seem.

    I would also take account of the age of my audience...I had families with teenagers, pensioners and everyone in between and I would try and target the questions so that everyone had a shot at answering....for example on the music round I would throw in a few questions about some current pop star...which the clever ones could never answer....but it did even things up a bit.

    It worked well and then I moved here and I stayed for a while but I got involved in other things. I have done a few locally but not for a while though.

    I shall look forwrd to joining in the next one that @Granmaisc does.
     
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  18. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    The problem with doing an "ordinary" quiz on the internet, is that people can just type the question into Google and it becomes a test of your typing skills and your connection speed. One of the techniques for breaking Goggling in pub quizzes was the picture round, but even that can be Googled now in the pictures are online.

    Targetting questions can also be fraught, I once did a quiz in an old folks' home and included questions on the "old money" - they knew nothing!
     
  19. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    To be honest now that everyone has smart phones its a problem even in regular pub quizzes.

    You can only just hope that people are doing it for fun and are honest.
     
  20. Gramaisc

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    You can hope....
     

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