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Family Feud 2018
« on: December 16, 2017, 05:37:26 PM »


It's the most popular forum game about most popular answers! We're back in time for Christmas 2017 and a Happy New Year 2018.

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  • Anybody may play! Freely drop in and out after each round.
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  • Try to answer each question with the most popular answer given among all players. For example, if the quizmaster asks "Name a pet", what do you think most players would say? Dog? Cat? Capybara? Answer with what you deem most popular.
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Scoring

For each answer, you get (number of people that gave your answer) / (number of people that gave the most popular answer). Example for "Name a pet" with 14 players:

5 players said "capybara": worth 5/5 points = 1 full point.
5 players said "cat": worth 5/5 points = 1 full point.
3 players said "dog": worth 3/5 points, a fractional value.
1 player said "ant": worth only 1/5 points.

Subclass rule: When all As are Bs, but not all Bs are As, then A and B are entirely separate answers. E.g., "oak" and "tree" are separate answers. It's part of the game to decide how specific you want to be. But synonyms are lumped together as one answer.

Your scores are tallied across all questions for the round. Highest total wins!

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Re: Family Feud 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 05:38:06 PM »
Christmas round! This round is over, look near the end of thread for the newest round.

1. Name a musical instrument.
2. Name a Christmas present for a 7-year-old.
3. Name a Christmas present for a 70-year-old.
4. Name a type of cheese.
5. Name a Christmas song.
6. Name a pastime in snowy weather.
7. Name a hard video game.
8. Name a food that goes well with coffee or hot chocolate.
9. Name a typical color of a Christmas tree ornament.
10. Name a profession that works during the holidays.

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« Last Edit: February 05, 2018, 01:12:38 AM by Simon »

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Re: Family Feud 2018
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 11:44:08 PM »
Cool Family feud is back. :)

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Re: Family Feud 2018
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 10:47:26 PM »
I also hope to see the "Pointless" variant where the least popular answer wins. Those are fun due to the next level of tactical thinking required!

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Re: Family Feud 2018
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2017, 06:36:08 PM »
I also hope to see the "Pointless" variant where the least popular answer wins. Those are fun due to the next level of tactical thinking required!

I like that aspect of it also :)
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Re: Family Feud 2018
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2017, 12:02:18 AM »
Results for the Christmas feud! We had a whopping 18 players this time.

1. Name a musical instrument.
Piano (1 pt) - Simon, Akseli, kieranmillar, geoo, grams88, Nepster, LemSteven
Guitar (0.71 pts) - namida, Flopsy, Nessy, Yung Gotenks, Erkki-Pekka
Trumpet (0.43 pts) - Crane, Raymanni, DeadOnArrival
Drums (0.14 pts) - bsmith
Flute (0.14 pts) - Dullstar
Saxhorn (0.14 pts) - mobius

2. Name a Christmas present for a 7-year-old.
Legos (1 pt) - bsmith, Raymanni, Dullstar, DeadOnArrival, Erkki-Pekka
Toy/Toys (0.80 pts) - Akseli, geoo, grams88, Nepster
Toy train (0.40 pts) - namida, Crane
Video game (0.40 pts) - Simon, Nessy
Bicycle (0.20 pts) - LemSteven
Diapers (0.20 pts) - mobius
Nintendo Switch (0.20 pts) - Yung Gotenks
Toy gun (0.20 pts) - kieranmillar
Toy truck (0.20 pts) - Flopsy

3. Name a Christmas present for a 70-year-old.
Bottle of wine (1 pt) - namida, Crane, geoo
Sweater/Jumper (1 pt) - kieranmillar, Dullstar, LemSteven
Socks (0.67 pts) - Simon, bsmith
Alcohol (0.33 pts) - grams88
Bottle of whiskey (0.33 pts) - Flopsy
Chocolate (0.33 pts) - DeadOnArrival
Clothing (0.33 pts) - Nessy
Crossword puzzles (0.33 pts) - Erkki-Pekka
Defibrillator (0.33 pts) - Akseli
Diapers (0.33 pts) - mobius
Family picture (0.33 pts) - Yung Gotenks
Greeting card (0.33 pts) - Nepster
Mug (0.33 pts) - Raymanni

4. Name a type of cheese.
Cheddar (1 pt) - Simon, namida, Crane, Akseli, kieranmillar, bsmith, geoo, grams88, Raymanni, Nepster, LemSteven
Swiss (0.27 pts) - Nessy, Yung Gotenks, Dullstar
Blue cheese (0.09 pts) - Erkki-Pekka
Brie (0.09 pts) - DeadOnArrival
Gorgonzola (0.09 pts) - mobius
Mozzarella (0.09 pts) - Flopsy

5. Name a Christmas song.
Jingle Bells (1 pt) - Simon, Crane, Flopsy, bsmith, Nessy, geoo, mobius, grams88, Nepster
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (0.22 pts) - kieranmillar, Raymanni
White Christmas (0.22 pts) - Akseli, LemSteven
All I Want for Christmas Is You (0.11 pts) - Yung Gotenks
Carol of the Bells (0.11 pts) - Erkki-Pekka
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (0.11 pts) - namida
Last Christmas (0.11 pts) - DeadOnArrival
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (0.11 pts) - Dullstar

6. Name an activity in snowy weather.
Skiing (1 pt) - namida, Akseli, geoo, Nepster, LemSteven, DeadOnArrival
Building a snowman (0.83 pts) - Simon, Crane, bsmith, mobius, Raymanni
Snowball fight (0.50 pts) - kieranmillar, Nessy, Dullstar
Board games (0.17 pts) - Erkki-Pekka
Making snow angels (0.17 pts) - Yung Gotenks
Skating (0.17 pts) - grams88
Tobogganing (0.17 pts) - Flopsy

7. Name a hard video game.
Dark Souls (1 pt) - Akseli, Flopsy, grams88, DeadOnArrival, Erkki-Pekka
Lemmings (1 pt) - namida, bsmith, mobius, Nepster, LemSteven
Castlevania III (0.20 pts) - Yung Gotenks
Cave Story (0.20 pts) - Dullstar
Cuphead (0.20 pts) - Crane
Ghosts ā€˜nā€™ Goblins (0.20 pts) - Nessy
Jazz Jackrabbit (0.20 pts) - geoo
Super Mario Bros (0.20 pts) - Raymanni
Super Meat Boy (0.20 pts) - kieranmillar
Touhou (0.20 pts) - Simon

8. Name what goes well with coffee or hot chocoloate.
Cookies/Biscuits/Graham crackers (1 pt) - namida, Crane, kieranmillar, bsmith, Nessy, grams88, Yung Gotenks
Cake (0.43 pts) - Simon, geoo, Nepster
Donuts (0.43 pts) - Flopsy, mobius, LemSteven
Marshmallows (0.29 pts) - Dullstar, Erkki-Pekka
Bread (0.14 pts) - Akseli
Cinnamon roll (0.14 pts) - DeadOnArrival
Gingerbread (0.14 pts) - Raymanni

9. Name a typical color of Christmas tree ornaments.
Red (1 pt) - Simon, namida, Crane, Akseli, kieranmillar, bsmith, Nessy, mobius, grams88, Raymanni, Yung Gotenks, Nepster, Dullstar, LemSteven, DeadOnArrival, Erkki-Pekka
Gold (0.12 pts) - Flopsy, geoo

10. Name a profession that works during the holidays.
Doctor/paramedic (1 pt) - Flopsy, grams88, Dullstar, DeadOnArrival
Nurse (0.75 pts) - Simon, bsmith, Erkki-Pekka
Retail worker/Store clerk (0.75 pts) - Nessy, mobius, Yung Gotenks
Santa Claus (0.50 pts) - Akseli, Nepster
Cleaner (0.25 pts) - Crane
Conductor/Driver of public transport (0.25 pts) - geoo
Emergency telephone dudes (0.25 pts) - Raymanni
Firefighter (0.25 pts) - LemSteven
Police (0.25 pts) - namida
Road Gritter (0.25 pts) - kieranmillar

Results
1. bsmith (8.39)
2. grams88 (8.30)
3. Nepster (8.06)
4. namida (7.48)
5. Simon (7.28)
6. Crane (7.11)
7. LemSteven (7.10)
8. Akseli (7.00)
9. geoo (6.80)
10. kieranmillar (6.37)
11. Nessy (6.17)
12. DeadOnArrival (6.11)
13. mobius (5.78)
14. Dullstar (5.51)
15. Erkki-Pekka (5.45)
16. Raymanni (5.41)
17. Flopsy (5.06)
18. Yung Gotenks (4.75)

Erkki-Pekka and DeadOnArrival are Akseli's siblings, they don't have accounts on the forum. This has to be the feud with the most entries of all time on Lemmings Forums!

Thanks for participating everybody! Congrats to bsmith for the win, and don't fret if you aren't near the top.

Who would like to host the next game? bsmith has first dibs, otherwise just post if you're interested. I have a spreadsheet and a Python script to help score the feud.

Synonyms

Sweater/Jumper was an easy merge, both are a long-sleeved pullover.

Cookies/Biscuits suffers from American English vs. British English ambiguities. I've merged them because of this google hit: "In the US, a cookie covers both what the British would call a biscuit and a cookie." This merge was substantial for the rankings.

A Graham cracker seems to be a certain type of American cookie, but it's really so close to the British biscuit that I've lumped it together with Cookies/Biscuits. This merge had no effect on the rankings whatsoever.

Doctors/paramedics/E.R. doctors are merged three-way because most doctors active during the holidays are indeed the emergency doctors. The paramedics are extremely close to this, even though they aren't doctor proper.

Nurses and the emergency telephone dudes are different enough from those three that I didn't merge either the nurse or the dude with anything.

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Re: Family Feud 2018
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2017, 12:38:45 AM »
Wow looks like a lot of participants for this one. I think you are right Simon that must be a record.  Welldone to Bsmith for winning that one, :thumbsup: that will have to be an extra special win for bsmith especially with the amount of players.  :thumbsup:


I like how a lot of people mentioned lemmings for the hard computer game section. It was one of those games that gives you a great sense of achievement once you complete it for the first time.

I quite like a lot of the christmas songs that got mentioned.

Oh I wonder how it would of scored if someone said Jaffa cake for the ( Name what goes well with coffee or hot chocoloate). There was a whole argument that took place with people saying that's not a biscuit and others were saying that is a biscuit. I don't want to get people started on this one.

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Re: Family Feud 2018
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2017, 12:46:37 AM »
I won! :lem-mindblown: Yay!  Really good set of questions, most questions had multiple 'obvious' answers so guessing was tricky.  I actually thought of people in my family that fit the questions and answered accordingly; for example, one of my cousins is a RN so I answered Nurse for question 10.

I would like to host the next game.  I can have set ready tomorrow.

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Re: Family Feud 2018
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2017, 03:19:13 AM »
A new round of Family Feud is now open.

1: Name a root vegetable.
2: Name something highly flammable.
3: Name something normally found in the air.
4: Name a kind of watercraft which needs only one person to operate it.
5: Name a kind of salt.
6: Name something commonly kept in a barrel.
7: Name one of the seven metals of antiquity.
8: Name something that has one battery in it.
9: Name a piece of furniture.
10: Name an internet error that would stop you from visiting a website.

Submissions for answers will be accepted through Wednesday January 3rd.
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Re: Family Feud 2018
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2018, 04:37:45 PM »
We had 10 players participate in this round of Family Feud.

1: Name a root vegetable.
Carrot (1 pt): Simon, Proxima, Raymanni, Nepster, grams88, Akseli, ccexplore
Potato (0.29 pt): Nessy, LemSteven
Turnip (0.14 pt): Flopsy

2: Name something highly flammable.
Gas/Gasoline/Petrol (1 pt): Simon, Flopsy, grams88, Akseli, Nessy, LemSteven, ccexplore
Oil (0.29 pt): Raymanni, Nepster
Wodden Bridge (0.14 pt): Proxima
** Petrol and gasoline have been merged since they are different terms (US vs UK) for the same thing.

3: Name something normally found in the air.
Clouds (1 pt): Simon, Flopsy, Nepster, LemSteven
Oxygen (0.5 pt): Raymanni, Akseli
Airplane (0.5 pt): grams88, ccexplore
Bird (0.25 pt): Proxima
Dust (0.25 pt): Nessy

4: Name a kind of watercraft which needs only one person to operate it.
Boat (1 pt): Nepster, grams88, Akseli
Ski Jet/Jet Ski (0.67 pt): Nessy, LemSteven
Kayak (0.33 pt): Simon
Canoe (0.33 pt): Proxima
Motorboat (0.33 pt): Raymanni
Speedboat (0.33 pt): Flopsy
Rowboat (0.33 pt): ccexplore

5: Name a kind of salt.
Sea Salt (1 pt): Raymanni, Flopsy, grams88, Nessy, LemSteven, ccexplore
NaCl/Sodium Chloride (0.33 pt): Simon, Proxima
Salt (0.17 pt): Nepster
Common salt (0.17 pt): Akseli
** Common salt does contain sodium chloride but is not pure so the subclass rule split them into different answers.

6: Name something commonly kept in a barrel.
Wine (1 pt): Simon, grams88, Akseli, ccexplore
Beer (0.75 pt): Raymanni, Flopsy, Nepster
Doom (0.25 pt): Proxima
Alcohol (0.25 pt): Nessy
Whiskey (0.25 pt): LemSteven

7: Name one of the seven metals of antiquity.
Gold (1 pt): Simon, Proxima, Raymanni, Flopsy, Nepster, grams88, Akseli, ccexplore
Bronze (0.13 pt): Nessy
Iron (0.13 pt): LemSteven

8: Name something that has one battery in it.
Cellphone/Mobile phone (1 pt): Simon, Nepster, ccexplore
Flashlight (0.67 pt): Raymanni, LemSteven
Car (0.67 pt): Flopsy, Nessy
Remote Control (0.67 pt): grams88, Akseli
Flying Battery Zone (0.33 pt): Proxima

9: Name a piece of furniture.
Chair (1 pt): Simon, Raymanni, Nepster, LemSteven
Table (0.75 pt): Proxima, Akseli, Nessy
Sofa (0.5 pt): Flopsy, grams88
Desk (0.25 pt): ccexplore

10: Name an internet error that would stop you from visiting a website.
404 Not Found Error (1 pt): Simon, Proxima, Raymanni, Flopsy, Nepster, grams88, Akseli, Nessy, LemSteven, ccexplore

Results:
1 (tie): Simon, grams88 (8.67 pt)
3: Nepster (8.2 pt)
4 (tie): Akseli, ccexplore (8.08 pt)
6: Raymanni (7.54 pt)
7: Flopsy (7.39 pt)
8: LemSteven (6.99 pt)
9: Nessy (5.99 pt)
10: Proxima (5.39 pt)

We have a tie!  Congrats to Simon and grams88 for their win!

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Re: Family Feud 2018
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2018, 05:16:29 PM »
Thanks for the round! I mulled over several answers before submitting.

I'd give grams88 first dips since I've already hosted last time. Otherwise, anybody may step forward.

4: Name a kind of watercraft which needs only one person to operate it.
Boat (1 pt)

5: Name a kind of salt.
Salt (0.17 pt)

The feud has a unique way of handling tricky questions. Sometimes, the extremely general "boat" is excellent, my hunch was that "boat" was far too general, it captures almost any watercraft larger than a raft. But with the salt, you have to be specific again.



I've attached a spreadsheet for feud evaluation. I should have really done this earlier, maybe bsmith would have liked to use it, too. >_>

If you have Python installed, you can export the spreadsheet to a.csv and run the Python script in the same directory. The script prints to standard output a readily-formatted post.

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Re: Family Feud 2018
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2018, 11:20:16 PM »
Oh cool a tie, I might pass the rod to Simon on this one, if Simon wants to host another one or someone else would like to host. That was an interesting one. Actually the boat answer seemed to work out not bad, I noticed many people were giving different answers to that one, it seemed like the general answer worked out not bad there. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

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Re: Family Feud 2018
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2018, 08:09:32 AM »
Who would like to host? grams and I would like to pass for now. You can use the spreadsheet, but don't have to; you can always score manually.

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Re: Family Feud 2018
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2018, 02:20:59 PM »
New round! Send your answers to the Quizmaster via PM.

1. Name a fun class in school.
2. Name an item that a teacher might throw at a student who sleeps in class.
3. Name a capital letter of the alphabet that is complicated for kids to write properly.
4. Name two English words that are often mistakenly written together as one word.
5. Name a well-known building in Europe.
6. Name an animal common in Africa.
7. Name the key on your computer keyboard that will break first from overuse.
8. Name a level from DOS Lemmings 1 where new players get stuck.
9. Name something found in a refrigerator.
10. Give, in centimeters, the total span of Dr. Robotnik's mustache (distance from left tip to right tip), assuming Dr. Robotnik is as tall as an average human adult male.

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Re: Family Feud 2018
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2018, 12:39:22 AM »
This one seems a tricky one, it will be interesting to see how this one ends.