Debugging Our Computer Science Trivia Feature


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This debugging thread remains open in the event anyone finds a bug:

Otherwise, here is the current status:

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Update: Turned off trivia code debug logging since all is going well at this time.
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Thanks to vbe for spotting two errors (wrong answers) in the trivia DB:

Thanks to vbe for spotting two errors (wrong answers) in the trivia DB:

I have corrected the two errors and changed the scores for all users in the DB to reflect the right answer for two questions (#287 and #375).

In order to help keep the integrity of the trivia questions as good as we can, I am not going to publish the correct answers here, only that I have corrected the DB and adjusted all user scored. Also, if anyone else notices any errors, please send me either (1) the trivia question ID number or (2) a screen shot. Normally, the ID is all I need to quickly check the DB for answers, but a screen shot is helpful for browser-based errors (if any). Thanks.

So for, over 30,000 trivia questions have been answered by users. If anyone finds any errors in an answer in the DB, please message me and if confirmed, I will update the DB including all user scores, like I just did with #287 and #375. Thanks again.


... issued vbe the blue Bug Hunter bag for his recent help in bug reporting. Thanks again Victor! Very helpful and well done!

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Great debugging job!

Victor (vbe) found another issue in the trivia DB and I have confirmed the bug and fixed it.

Also. I have adjusted all recorded user scores to this question (47 total adjustments) to reflect the correct answer.

FYI, we are approaching 40,000 answered questions in computer trivia.

Thank you so much Victor for finding this bug so I could fit and adjust the scores easily!

Well done!

OBTW, Victor also leads everyone in computer trivia with a total score of over 91%, having answered 158 questions to date. Victor's current score of 91.1% is a full 20% higher than the average score of all members, which is 70.1%; and his score is close to 50% higher than for guests (unregistered members).

This is really impressive, as the questions can be very tricky at times and Victor is a native French speaking, not English.

Wow! Very impressive.
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