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1) A red fruit.
COMMON = apple
RARE = tomato (yes, that's a fruit!)

2) An integer between 1 and 10.
COMMON = 2
RARE = C (hexadecimal!)

3) A country beginning with I.
COMMON = Italy
RARE = Islandia (this is a fictional country that I found on Wikipedia)

4) Body part.
COMMON = eye
RARE = femur (leg bone)

5) Month of the year.
COMMON = May
RARE = Septender (a month of the Eighth)

6) Common household pet.
COMMON = dog
RARE = golden lab/retriever mix (very sweet dogs)

7) TCB element.
COMMON = pressure plates
RARE = dmf files

8) ii word.
COMMON = radii
RARE = nitrogen triiodide (this goes boom when disturbed)

05-13-2008 at 04:02 AM
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1)
Most common Apples
Least common Radishes
2)
Most common 5
Least common 7
3)
Most common Iceland
Least common Indonesia
4)
Most common Ears
Least common Thumbs
5)
Most common June
Least common November
6)
Most common Dog
Least common Iguana
7)
Most common Wall
Least common Image Floor
8)
Most common Skiing
Least common turfskiing


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05-13-2008 at 11:13 PM
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1) Name a fruit which is commonly found as a red colour: Apple
2) Name an integer between 1 and 10 (inclusive): 2
3) Name a country beginning with the letter I: Iceland
4) Name a part of the body that you have 2 of: Intestines (just not the same size)
5) Name a month of the year: Thrisuary
6) Name an animal that is commonly kept as a household pet: Turtle
7) Name a DROD (TCB) element: Roach
8) Name an English word which contains 'ii' (consecutive 'i's): Wii

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05-13-2008 at 11:41 PM
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quote:
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This message will be revealed in negative 628 weeks, 1 day.


You seem to be 7 hours out there :) May want to edit that to use [unhidetime=05/19/2008 12:00 PM].
05-14-2008 at 01:19 AM
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Done'd.

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1)
Apple
Dragonfruit

2)
Three
Ten

3)
India
Iceland

4)
Legs
Wrist

5)
September
May

6)
Dog
Guinea Pig

7)
Briar
Conquer Token

8)
Skiing
Waterskiing


05-16-2008 at 10:07 AM
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Entries are now closed, and will be revealed in a couple of hours. I'll try to get results up either then or when I wake up tomorrow morning.
05-19-2008 at 11:02 AM
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Okay, I think that I'm going to write this up because I don't have anything better to do, and I want to know the results. I won't, however, do any judging. So, for question 1:
Q1:
Cherry		4
Tomato		5
Apple		22
Raspberry	1
Pomegranate	4
Tamarillo	1
Cranberry	1
Strawberry	4
Dragonfruit	2
Chilli Pepper	1
Blood oranges	1
Richard Simmons	1
"My precious red fruit"	1
Rowanberry	1
Salmonberry	1
Radishes	1

Q2:
1	6
2	5
3	5
4	4
5	6
6	3
7	9
8	3
9	1
10	6
C	1
Round( Rand(0,1) x 10)	1

Briareos:	4-5=-1
		Cherry/Tomato

		6-1=5
		5/9

MeckMeck GRE:	22-1=21
		Apple/Rasperry

		4-5=-1
		4/2

Someone Else:	22-4=18
		Apple/Cherries

		4-3=1
		4/8

noma:		22-4=18
		Apple/Cherries

		5-6=-1
		3/1

eb0ny:		22-4=18
		Apple/Pomegranate

		6-3=3
		10/6

Doom:		22-1=21
		Apple/Tamarillo

		9-3=6
		7/8

Krammer:	22-1=21
		Apple/Cranberry

		9-6=3
		7/5

VIPCOOL:	5-22=-17
		Tomato/Apple

		9-3=6
		7/6

Chaco:		22-4=18
		Apple/Strawberry

		6-6=0
		5/10

Remlin:		22-2=20
		Apple/Dragonfruit

		9-6=3
		7/5

zex20913:	22-5=17
		Apple/Tomato

		9-4=5
		7/4

kie:		22-1=21
		Apple/Chili Pepper

		9-6=3
		7/10

Ezlo:		22-4=18
		Apple/Pomegranate

		6-3=3
		1/3

runtly:		22-1=21
		Apple/Blood Oranges

		5-4=1
		3/4

Rheb:		22-4=18
		Apple/Pomegranate

		6-3=3
		1/6

Dischorran:	4-4=0
		Strawberry/Pomegranate

		9-5=4
		7/2

JoMaX:		4-4=0
		Strawberry/Cherry

		3-5=-2
		8/2

captainzakku:	22-1=21
		Apple/Richard Simmons

		9-5=4
		7/2

bachus:		22-1=21
		Apple/"My precious red fruit"

		6-1=5
		1/Round( Rand(0,1) x 10)

Pneh:		4-1=3
		Strawberry/Rowanberry

		6-6=0
		1/10

bflatjeff:	22-1=21
		Apple/Salmonberry

		9-6=3
		7/1

techant:	22-5=17
		Apple/Tomato

		6-6=0
		5/10

CuriousShyRabbit:22-5=17
		Apple/Tomato

		5-1=4
		2/C

The spitemaster:22-1=21
		Apple/Radishes

		6-9=-3
		5/7

Monkey:		22-0=22
		Apple/

		5-0=5
		2/

Rabscuttle:	22-2=20
		Apple/Dragonfruit

		5-6=-1
		3/10

I'll update this as I go along.
EDIT: I'm done with this. It's too much work for me.

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05-19-2008 at 03:13 PM
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Results are nearly compiled, but my lunch break has finished - will be done in about 4.5 hours.
05-20-2008 at 02:35 AM
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And, after careful deliberation, the results are in.

Unfortunately, Monkey was disqualified due to only submitting one answer per question, and those 8 answers were not included in the calculations.

Firstly, an analysis of the answers given:

Question 1:
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Question 2:
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Question 3:
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Question 4:
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Question 5:
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Question 6:
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Question 7:
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Question 8:
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And now for the provisional results.

Coming in third place is captainzakku, with a score of 70. captainzakku scored the highest of all contestants in the most popular section with 104 points, but a 'joke' answer for the fruit cost him 21 valuable points and first place.

In second place is Doom, who scored an impressive 103 points with his most common answers, ending up with 74 points overall thanks in part to being a victim of the 'Indonesia' answer.

And first place goes to krammer, with a very consistent performance, losing no more than 6 points for each of his least common answers for a final score of 77.

Lastly, commiserations to VIPCOOL, who was the only competitor to fall into the negatives.

Final score table:
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Individual scores for each question can be found in the txt attachment. If anyone discovers anything that would affect the outcome of this contest, please let me know.

Thanks everyone for participating - very interesting indeed. I think the most common section alone would have made for some interesting results.

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05-20-2008 at 05:26 AM
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Congrats to krammer. This was fun and certainly one of the easiest contests to participate in. Some thought off the top and then just a matter of waiting. I have a feeling that the final compiling was a lot of work. Thanks TripleM. This was a great contest idea!
05-20-2008 at 05:39 AM
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Yes, the compiling is quite a bit of work.
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TripleM wrote:Coming in third place is captainzakku, with a score of 70. captainzakku scored the highest of all contestants in the most popular section with 104 points, but a 'joke' answer for the fruit cost him 21 valuable points and first place.


You are the judge, but that was only half a joke. I still maintain that "fruit" could refer to an effeminate man (ie Richard Simmons), who is red. So to quote my father-in-law:

"Game under protest!"

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Point accepted, but I think it is bending the rules a little too far here.

Points have been awarded; since I have a few more than I expected I've increase the prize from 3-2-1 to 5-3-1.
05-21-2008 at 01:53 AM
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