Friday, September 12, 2008

Test 4 Email - Thinking Outside the Octagon 283

Hans Van Eeghen has sent us another e-mail (view it here) telling us to go on over to DWY and take Test 4. There does not seem to be any hidden messages in the email source, but it does talk about how some of us have enthusiastically embraced the "Recruit Created Assessments" (RCA). It also says that some of us will be eligible for promotion to the position of "Instructor" in the recruitment programme.

*UPDATE: The Lost ARGers quizzes have been updated as of 9/14. You can view them in THIS POST.
Also, check out the latest poll and add which group you're in.
At Dark UFO they have a list of the questions from Test 4 with answers. You can view it HERE.

*Thanks to maven for e-mailing about the email

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Zort70 said...

As this is my first official post I have to claim FIRST in more ways than one !

Patch said...

Congrats on your first official post Zort! :)

Oh, and second! lol

Zort70 said...

Thanks patch

EmeraldIsLost said...

Just tried that supposed print screen cheat and it doesn't work for me. I wouldn't be surprised if there is a second cheat though; we had 2 for test3 after all.

Tangential force (Mech.), a force which acts on a moving body in the direction of a tangent to the path of the body, its effect being to increase or diminish the velocity

There must surely be a way to 'diminish' velocity of the clock, then?!

Sayid'sgirl said...

boo.boo.kitty
I got a 70 on your botany test.

Ange said...

This post looks great, nice work Zort!

I'm pretty sure that my 6th grade carrier monkeys have given me the Bubonic Plague so I'm not sure how many quizzes I'll do today, but I have a list so I'll poke at them.

Also, posted this last night...I find that DWY freezes every time when I take quizzes in Firefox, but IE never freezes. People having troubles might want to switch browsers for the quizzes.

As for a cheat, I wonder if we need to look at the language in this new e-mail for a clue? For example This new test will assess your ability to formulate imaginative solutions to a range of conundrums seems weird. That's not what test 4 did at all, it was a multiple choice quiz.

EmeraldIsLost said...

yeah but all the questions in test4 were kind of like puzzles; they weren't trivia like test2, for example.

Zort70 said...

It is almost a lateral thinking test, i.e. the question has an alternative meaning to the one that immediately springs to mind.

e.g. What gets wetter the more it dries ?

Leaves
Dry Ice
Dirt
A Towel

Instantly when I read that question I thought of something getting less wet because of the word "dries" but the answer is "A Towel" becuase it is used to dry the person using it and in so doing gets wetter itself.

But some questions are just logic questions and some are language based so it is a bit mixed, but it isn't a general knowledge one for sure.

Zort70 said...

I've just updated the title of the new post as I re-read the email and saw that Hans had said that some of us had demonstrated that we can think outside the octagon.

aurelie said...

hi everyone,
I agree with ange, this language in the e-mail sounds weird to me like: "Many of you have already demonstrated your ability to think "outside the octagon", so to speak."
Especialy "outside the octagon" !! Maybe Hans is telling us he is the man on the inside ????
that's my wacky theory !!

Zort70 said...

aurelie - yes it does sound like Hans is hinting at the "cheats" that are available, that would seem to mean that they are cheats the DI know about and sanction.

Dennis said...

Is anyone compiling a list of all the questions for Test #4, like we did in Test #2? I didn't see anything over at DarkUFO...

Anonymous said...

Dennis, I have'nt seen one anywhere.

Zort70 said...

Although the questions are the same the order of the answers seems to be randomised.

Codysmom said...

I think Hans and Mittelwerk are in on it together. I used to think "Good luck my old friend Hans" was a snide remark, but maybe they really ARE old friends and Mittelwerk is telling Hans that he's ready. They could be putting in the cheats together, some from Hans some from Mittelwerk. That would explain the different cheats (even explain why some browsers work better thatn others for the different cheats. There's Hans, using ie and Mittelwerk uses firefox:)

Nice first post, zort!!

Dennis said...

If anyone has the time, please take the test again and right down your questions exactly, and the answers. And if you know, indicate the correct answer and why it is right.

I'll start compiling a list...

Here are two questions I don't know the answer to...

What letter comes next in this sequence "Z X C V B N"
I
M
O
F

How many steps does it take to turn the word "nose" into "chin" by changing only one letter at a time? (I assume each step has to be an actual word)
Nine
Three
11
Six

nose
dose hose lose pose rose node none nope note
???
shin thin coin chic chip
chin

Codysmom said...

Hans and Mittelwerk, both "outside the octagon".... not really Dharma?

Anonymous said...

Another strange email with weird words....yay!


ANM

Codysmom said...

Of course, he'd have to pretend he hated the Black Swan or he'd get fired as the head of recruiting...

Codysmom said...

Just saying.... I don't trust/like/believe Hans!!!

Zort70 said...

Hans = White Swan
Mittelwerk = Black Swan

Codysmom said...

Hans & Mittelwerk = Black Swans

Head of the new DI = White Swan

Codysmom said...

If Hans and Mittelwerk were working together, it might also explain why we get the e-mails for the test late as they could be located in opposite sides of the world. or.. one is on the Island..

Codysmom said...

It would be cool if we get split into white/black swans and are pitted against eachother...

Codysmom said...

Chang/Candle wanted the DI reconstituted, Mittelwerk doesn't? Are those the two sides?

Anonymous said...

LOL the conspiracy theories begin!



ANM

Codysmom said...

Yes, ANM! To me, this is the fun part....

Dennis said...

Codysmom said... If Hans and Mittelwerk were working together, it might also explain why we get the e-mails for the test late as they could be located in opposite sides of the world. or.. one is on the Island..

I think the practical reason is that everyone complained when the first test emails went out, because the servers were overwhelmed, so why invite more people?

It seems like they are waiting a day to send the emails out, so the hard-core fans (like us) can go take the test before the email people get there.

Kudos to them. With the "make your own test" feature, they have really gone from zero to hero IMO.

Codysmom said...

Could be, dennis, but I don't know. Be careful you don't get sucked into their plan.... lol

Anonymous said...

I have a question!!Im making a test (yes, anither one!) and I wanted to know, what was the name if the DI hatch Des was "trapped" in for 3 years? I know I should know this but my mind has shortcircuited after taking so many darn tests!


ANM

Codysmom said...

The Swan, ANM

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah!!!!Fits perfectly into my "Swan test" hihihi



ANM

Anonymous said...

Here it is, for all you Swan lovers out there *wink wink*

http://www.dharmawantsyou.com/site/?utid=248982354773214306900646552980#/qp


ANM

Sayid'sgirl said...

dennis
You may be right, but I don't think so. Surely as slow as this game is going and the fact that the website says right on it in it's what's this section that it's about weekly tests. Even the non-hard core players know when it's going to update.
I think people right now just aren't that excited about rushing to the website to see what's next. So the servers aren't being overwhelmed.
Also they may have upgraded the site to address that issue.

Sayid'sgirl said...

I feel the way the emails are being released is part of the game but I could be wrong on that.

Codysmom said...

Whether the release of the e-mails is part of the game or not, the bigger question is: Are Hans and Mittelwerk in on it together? I would like to know your thoughts...

Codysmom said...

or.... could they both be hacking, but for their own reasons?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Hans is in it with Mittelwerk but DWY doesn't know¿?
Black Swan reffers to a previously unknown event right? Hans and Mittelwerk together..unfathomable?

ANM

Codysmom said...

With a black swan you would feel blindsided... a Hans/Mittelwerk team would fit the bill...

I also like that they are on opposite sides, but both bad; two players in a more important game. Kind of like Widmore/Ben

maven said...

Hans has mentioned numerous times that he has "Superiors". Could they include Mittelwerk?

Sayid'sgirl said...

Good luck my old friend. Could be Mittlewerk, if he's the black swan telling Hans good luck stopping him from hacking the site.
I think they are working against one another. Like Ben and Widmore. I think Ben and Widmore were friends at one point.
It appears Hans is working for/with Chang so you need to ask yourself if you trust Chang.I think maybe I do.
I know I don't trust Mittlewerk so if he is helping us you have to ask why, what's his motivation.
Hans is still a gray area for me. I don't want to trust him but I'm not sure yet.

Codysmom said...

Yes, maven... I think Hans has Superiors. I mean he's head of recruitment, but not necessarily head of the new DI, IMO. I'm not thinking that Mittelwerk is his Superior, though, rather he's either his buddy in screwing up the new DI or his adversary in screwing up the new DI for his own nepharious plans.... (can you tell I like a good conspiracy? lol I miss DJ Dan)

Codysmom said...

sayid'sgirl said...
It appears Hans is working for/with Chang so you need to ask yourself if you trust Chang.

That's where I get really screwed up. I tend to trust him too, but we don't really know.....

maven said...

Why should we trust Chang when he has basically lied to us all along (taking on his different Waxy personas)?

Codysmom said...

maven, I also have those thoughts... lol "Waxy personas"

ANM, I am so ashamed... only 30% on your Swan test.... (hiding head in feathers...)

Sayid'sgirl said...

ANM
I got 40 on your swan test.

maven said...

The Swan Test froze...will try later.

Lost 2010 said...

Well, I'm way behind the curve by now. But I finally made a test.

Construction Safety

EmeraldIsLost said...

we don't even know for sure that mittlewerk is involved, only that whoever is setting up these cheats for us has used his name; why have they done that? what are they trying to point us towards? warning us maybe? It could be mittlewerk himself, but i doubt it. Probably still out there, nearby somewhere.

I think its likely that Hans could be not all he seems and perhaps is secretly involved in some kind of black swan rebel group; maybe he is helping us but trying to cover up the fact away from his superiors; does he really believe in the new dharma initiative?

EmeraldIsLost said...

omg lost2010 that test is the coolest! one of my favourites out of the ones i have taken; got 70%. Loved all the lost references; we could really need to know this stuff as Dharma recruits, lol!

Codysmom said...

Good points, emeraldislost..

going to take lost2010's test now...

Codysmom said...

Good test, lost2010! I got 80% and I'm thinking we better take you with us if we do get recruited to go to "craphole island"... lol

Lost 2010 said...

Thanks guys.

I like these quizzes - it's like Dharma endorsed Slovaltine. . .

Anonymous said...

YAY!70 on Lost2010's test! Yep, BS would benefit from having him onboard if we ever end up in a "craphole island" LOL!


ANM

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm...maybe Im making tests that are too hard...that definetly was not my intention.....perhaps I should suggest the use of wiki? (I actually expected people to rely on it ....)


ANM

Lost 2010 said...

There's been a run on gas here. . .is that a country-wide phenomenon or just a local panic due to Ike (which is several states away actually).

Anonymous said...

I hope Ike goes by without too much damage!



ANM

Sayid'sgirl said...

lost2010
Very well thought out and organized test. I got a 90. So as long as you don't ask me to evacuate a ship you'll all be safe with me. lol :)

Sayid'sgirl said...

No run on gas here. But I don't live in a big city and I'm pretty far from Ike. Although we'll probably get rain from him in 4-5 days.
Maybe it's because the shut the oil rigs down in the gulf and the prices will probably spike. People are probably trying to get it before that happens.

Sayid'sgirl said...

lost2010
Ok I went back to your test and the correct answer was one I considered and almost chose, but I changed my mind.

ANM
I don't use wiki or cheat on the tests. For 1. It takes to much time and I'm lazy. lol That's why I procrastinated on making a test, plus I wasn't sure I could make one challengigng enough. 2. I like to see how well I can really do on these tests it fun.

Lost 2010 said...

So, the gas thing is just Alabama craziness - like when we have a light dusting of snow and everyone goes and buys a gallon of milk whether they ever even drink milk or not.

Sayidsgirl - Maybe our boat won't run aground and it won't be a problem. ;)

Nickb123 said...

Hola peeps. Take my tests!!!! They're linked to at the "href=http://blog.lostpedia.com">Lostpedia Blog

Also what tests have you guys done? I wanna take em!

Simone said...

Hi everybody!
I was offline and have not the chance to play in the last weeks! (I'm preparing a course in Italian for the university).

But I'm getting back and trying to get updated soon! Now, I've just finished my first test: it's a bit like the Eligibility Test!

Here is the link:

http://www.dharmawantsyou.com/site/?utid=270698629734624247068647600591#/qp

Unfortunately, the DWY makes you choose ONE right answer, while I first thought this test to draw out 4 different profiles. So, if you send me your answers, I can send your profile description!

Here's my e-mail address (created for the game, so don't worry: use it!)

arp@arkproject.net


See you soon!!!


Simone (arp23)

Lost 2010 said...

emeraldislost - Apparently I know nothing about archetecture - I'm not going to tell you my score but it was bad. Very challenging quiz.

Lost 2010 said...

sayidsgirl - I don't seem to know much more about Nikki and Paolo than I do about archetecture. You still get credit even if I flunk right?

Lost 2010 said...

codysmom - Okay, I did better on yours - not good enough to post my score but at least it was better than 50%

Anonymous said...

@nickb123 Check out the Lost ARG main page, maven was kind enough to post the link to all(ok almost all lol) our tests. Already took both of yours but I cant recall how I fared...poorely most likely ;P

@simone, On it!


ANM

Codysmom said...

Thanks for taking my test, lost 2010! Better than 50% is good!

simone, I;ll have to check that out.

I'm still working on a test for my non-cheater acct......

Check out a new logo for Black Swan Wants You...

Black Swan Rebel Unit

Ange said...

Just a reminder that there's a list of quizzes submitted by Lost ARGers two posts below this one on the main page. I'll update and add new links some time after dinner (for the weekend) so post 'em or email if you got 'em.

Anonymous said...

@simone...wow I sucked! here are my answers : b b d c b d d d a b

My profile will probably be "Apprenyice workman" or something as pathetic lol!


ANM

Anonymous said...

@ange sorry!!!credited maven for posting the tests...didnt I tell y'all Im in idiot mode today!? Must be the weather (aha, yep sure it is...)


ANM

Anonymous said...

@codysmom ROLF!!!!!!!!!




ANM

Ange said...

PS: Lost2010, I got the one you emailed earlier it's in the "to add" list :).

Lost 2010 said...

anm - I took your quotes quiz - I did pretty well on that one. I'll try some of the others this weekend.

Lost 2010 said...

Thanks ange.

Ange said...

@ANM no worries! I'm so hopped up in Dayquil and Vicks I didn't notice until you posted that LOL. We're both a little loopy today I guess.

EmeraldIsLost said...

@lost2010= Yeah sorry about that, i think i made it a bit too hard, lol. But thanks for taking my test, hope it was interesting, at least!

Nice logo Codysmom, you're so good at making those.

Sayid'sgirl said...

codysmom
What have you done to my swan?!! lol
I love it.

Anonymous said...

@emeraldislost I just scored an 80!!!Even I cant believe it...all those hours spent following my mom in her search for art deco/le corbusier/wright/mies van der rhoe style stuff actually taught me something.....*beams*



ANM

Codysmom said...

Thanks.. I was thinking of changing the myspace logo and name since I always get confused when I am here (that sayid'sgirl is me,,,, lol)

maven said...

ANM: It's not me posting links to tests...Ange, Dennis and Zort have been doing a great job. Keeping up with these tests is a full-time job!

BTW: Anyone affected by IKE, my thoughts are with you!

Codysmom said...

Yes, my thoughts and prayers for those effected by IKE

Sayid'sgirl said...

codysmom
You don't have change your myspace unless of course you want to.
I can go back to Sayid here. I kind of miss him anyway.

missy said...

lost2010, what a fun and imaginative test! I really enjoyed that one. It should be in the included "official" tests in my opinion. It reminds me a bit of playing the game Myst (yeah, I know). :o

As far as browsers, I'm using Opera. www.opera.com It seems to handle java and memory issues much better than Firefox. I just started trying it out a few days ago.

Some of the conspiracy theories presented here are great! I don't know what to think yet.

Emerald, thanks for checking the Print Screen key. If this helps, it appears the way to slow/stop time is to repeatedly hit the key, not continuously hold it down. Also, I am wondering if perhaps it is supposed to be held down "outside the octagon"? I didn't get much info from the person who said it worked, but I'm still trying to gather more info.

I'm all for any list of the questions that can be compiled!

Sayid'sgirl said...

Ok on nick's tests I got 80, 10, 70
and on simone's I got 40.

Sayid'sgirl said...

There since Sayid is off island right now I used his tux pic. :)

Lost 2010 said...

simone - I forgot to keep track of my answers so I could get my profile!

Capcom said...

Lost2010, FWIW, today in the Knoxville newspaper, frontpage headline said that Knox is going to have a shortage of gas. Low octane was all out when I ran out to get some this a.m. I suppose there's nothing left but high-test now, since the station was very busy when I went. Rumors put it at $5.00 per gallon very shortly. WTH.

Lost 2010 said...

capcom- It was at $4.00 per gallon around noon here and had gone up $.20 since 7:30 am this morning. The lines are unreal - - and they get worse the closer you get 'to town'.

missy - I made 80% on your quiz. That was fun!

Ange said...

So far for the update I have quizzes for ANM, nickb123, Lost2010, boobookitty, and captpicard. Am I missing any? I looked in last comment thread as well as this one.

Codysmom said...

Take my Lost Flashback test!

http://www.dharmawantsyou.com/site/?utid=289798033865993496712351000793#/qp

sayid'sgirl, I can't use it for my profile pic (too small), so no worries... I just put it on my page under "fun stuff".

Codysmom said...

Oh, I like it, sayid'sgirl:)

Nickb123 said...

Cool thanks guys, I'll take some more tests tomorrow (sleepy time now). Thanks for adding me to the main page list, very sweet of yaz.

Also just read all the comments, thoughts with those affected by Ike too.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Thanks codysmom.

Patch said...

I got 80 on yours Codysmom. :)

Ange said...

Okey-dokey all updated with the new quizzes (including the one Codysmom just added!) Enjoy.

Patch said...

Very interesting test simone. I only got 50, but I'm happy with that. :)

Patch said...

You're doing a fantastic job as always Ange. Thank you :)

I got 90 on your test. It was fun and I surprised myself.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Got a 70 on your test codysmom. Could have gotten an 80 but I had to pick Sayid on the last question. ;)

Codysmom said...

Thanks, ange.. (feel better)

sayid'sgirl and patch ... good job! (and thanks for taking my test)

sayid'sgirl .. so loyal, it's a good quality

Codysmom said...

Lost 2010 said...
simone - I forgot to keep track of my answers so I could get my profile!

me too .... (duh) All I remember is I didn't do well.

Ellen said...

email...
xxoo

Sayid'sgirl said...

I never seen the captpicard test posted here. I'll have to go to the front page and take it. That will make 44 tests I've taken. I know I don't have a life. lol

Ellen said...

Hi ya'll!
I'm loving these tests you all are doing! What fun this is...
xxoo

Lost 2010 said...

codysmom - Fun flashback quiz.

I'm so glad they finally gave us a way to get points besides referring our friends. I don't have very many but it's nice not to have zero anymore.

takes a village said...

Codysmom,
I couldn't get in,will try later.
Ange,
Kid germs,bad.I hope you get well soon.
Lost 2010,great test(70).It might get you 500 point from Hans.
God be with those in harms way,everywhere.

Lost 2010 said...

takesavillage - I got 100 on yours - my only hundred. I like the Lost-related quizzes.

Mostly I haven't posted my scores because they are as Hans would say - dismal.

I should started through that list in the post systematically, I've jumped around til I don't know which ones I've taken and which ones I haven't. It's addictive.

LostIt said...

While it seems that the ability for fans to create the tests has sparked some activity and a lot of folks are having fun with it, I resent the fact that in order for this ARG to be fun, we have to do the work for them. And Hoodlum still gets paid for it!

Codysmom said...

lostit, you make a good point... I think it's kind of like buying your kid an expensive toy and he ends up playing with the box ... lol

maven said...

I'm not posting any scores unless they're 100!

I don't know if you guys heard, but there was a terrible Metrolink vs freight train crash within 5 min of my home. 10-15 fatalities so far. Between this and Ike, my thoughts go out to everyone.

Han Solo said...

Ok this is my first time post but LOOOONg time wacther. i decied i wanted to join in on the fun now. in other words " play me Coach "


Oh and Points too here is my Test its hard sorry.

http://www.dharmawantsyou.com/site/?utid=265834022538813179855867037084#/qp

DeDJeZTeR said...

Hey all,

Took a whole bunch of tests, will take many more tomorrow when I am off from work.

Got mostly 50 - 90 on about 10 tests.

Made another one... this one is way off the chart on sillyness.

Try it if you like.

http://www.dharmawantsyou.com/site/?utid=292825084132245870964213517423#/qp

If you laughed at the first one you will love this one.

Zort70, With four tests... what are your worthless points at now?

EmeraldIsLost said...

great test dedjetzer. I tried to be silly and pick silly answers but i only got 40. I'm sad that i'm not silly enough. Oh well.
Han Solo, i got 80% on yours; nice test!!

(btw steve and captpicard are the same person :D)

EmeraldIsLost said...

oh, and lostit; i completely agree; the same thought keeps occuring to be and i don't know whether to be pleased with them finally or angry at them, lol!!

ANM; thanks for taking my test, good score!

Anonymous said...

Well here I am once again, having missed quite a bit of postinw while off in ZzZ land...about what lostit says...I totally agree. Despite being happy that this ARG has finally become interesting I cant help but resent the fact that we are doing all the work while Hoodlums gets paid for....mmmmm....mm!!(aka 4 lame tests and some test-creating soft)

ANM

Anonymous said...

Han Solo I too got 80%!!YAY! Good test btw!

ANM

Anonymous said...

where's everybody?

Ange said...

Everybody is still sleeping ;).

Good morning everyone! My thoughts are with those affected by the train accident in California and Hurricane Ike in Texas. Be well...

I've added some more quizzes to the main page as well as a link to Dark UFO's post with Test 4 questions and answers.

Also, I have a question. I was reading JoPinionated's blog and she mentions that you get 50 Dharma points only if registered users score 50% or better on your quiz. Is this true? I don't recall that in the video or on the progress page. Although I have been hooped up on cold pills for two days so if it was there THAT'S my excuse.

Anonymous said...

lol dunno!


ANM

Anonymous said...

@ ange I dont think so...the vid said only that a registered recruit taking your test meant 50 DP....Hans said nothing of performance in the tests.....


ANM

Anonymous said...

has anyone noticed the leaderboard has not updated in 4 days!

Anonymous said...

@anonymous yep, apparently Hoodlum realised recruits had been using a cheat to recruit friends and corrected the glitch (or something along those lines). However the board leaders already had so many DP that even with this "make-your-own-tests" for 50 DP each it will be hard to knock the down!


ANM

Ange said...

Thanks ANM, I thought that was the case. Sheesh, if we all needed to get 50% to give folks points, I would not have done a darn thing for anyone with all of my 20 and 30% scores LOL.

Anonymous said...

lol


ANM

Sayid'sgirl said...

My thought are with those in the train accident and in the path of Ike.

ange
Quit updating the front page. :)lol
I thought I was finally caught up.

Ok on Nathan's test I got 40 Ann 30 pencorco 60 aaron 40 captpicard aka Steve 20 hansolo 80 and Ded's 2nd one 40.
All great tests.
Also thank you to everyone who took my test.
Back to the front page. :)

Ange said...

I know how you feel SayidsGirl LOL! I have three more links since I updated an hour ago, but I'll hang on to them and do a big update later on today. I want to try to get as many on the main page as we can so we can all help each other out in the point situation :D.

Anonymous said...

YAY for Ange!


ANM

Codysmom said...

Good morning, all!

Welcome Han Solo (love the name)..

ange, could you put the new tests in a new post when you do it later ("More tests from our ARG players" or something like that?) I'm getting confused... (I'm easily confused:)

My thoughts and prayers to all those in the path of IKE and the terrible train accident....

Ange said...

I'll do my best Codysmom! Although, right now I only have three new ones to add. If it stays that low, I'm just going to add them to the older post.

This might help you though, I add new tests to the bottom of the list, unless someone already has a test posted. In that case their new test is added with their name, under the ones they have already submitted. For example, ANM has eleventeen tests ;), her newest is the last under her name.

Anonymous said...

lol.....only 5 ;P


ANM of the eleventeen tests

Codysmom said...

ok, ange.. I understand. thanks!

Codysmom said...

You're really going after those points, ANM. Go for it! We need someone on the inside, too, lol!

Anonymous said...

@codysmom lol...I actually made so many tests cause I was bored....and I had to stop taking tests before I jumped out the window faced with my obscene lack of knowledge ;P
As far as points go I made most tests with my 1st account and only one with my 2nd (which no one has taken so far) to see if there really is a difference. However I dont think my 5 tests will get me even close to the guys on the board although hopefully all this "extra-task" nonsense will be available to us all.
Still if I make it you can count on me, BSWY all the way!



ANM

Sayid'sgirl said...

ANM
I know I took all of your tests.
Is # 5 on your 2nd account? I'll go take it again so you get some points on it.

Sayid'sgirl said...

A thought, maybe it's true you have to score 50 points on the test before the person gets any Dharma points. Because if ANM's # 5 test is on her 2nd account I only got a 40 on it.
Anyway I'm still going to take your test again.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Oh I remember what it was. I didn't see a link for your last test in comments and I hadn't gone to the front page at that time on my way. I'm not sure why I wrote down a score for it though? I'm keeping track of my scores.

Sayid'sgirl said...

ANM
Ok I just took your BSWY test. I have taken it before still got a 40. Will you check to see if it shows if anyone has taken it?

Capcom said...

Re; points: True Sayidsgirl, it does make sense that it wouldn't be a good idea to make the tests really hard for each other to get good percentages on. Make them interesting and to encourage thought sure, but not to make them difficult for the sake of difficulty. Not for this purpose. JM2C

Anonymous said...

You guys are absolutely right (and I apologise again if any of my tests were hard, I used wiki to make them and expected everyone else would. Now I know that not to be the case!) but Hans/Hoodlum should have let us know that. Seriously every game has a cheat and now our own tests must follow misterious rules that aren't made public!?


ANM

PS: Sayid's girl thanks for taking my tests, I trully appreciate it! I will check my BSWY account points after this post!

Sayid'sgirl said...

capcom
I agree. If it's true like it says in JoPinionated's blog as ange posted above. If you want to recieve Dharma points the tests shouldn't be to difficult. On the test I've taken I've gotten 50/50 on the scores above and below 50%.
So that would mean I only gave half of people any points. Of course I'm sure there have been others who have scored 50 and above when I didn't and vise versa.
That's assuming that Jopinionated's blog is correct.

Anonymous said...

Nope, no points in the BSWY account so I guess maybe the whole 50% thing is true!!!!!Noooo!Should I give hints to the "harder" questions???!!!*looks around frantically for her test notes*



ANM

Sayid'sgirl said...

ANM
Ok just took your Swan test again I got a 50. Can see if it counted for you?
If not I know I can get at least a 60. I missed one on purpose to get 50 to check this theory.

Anonymous said...

@sayidsgirl will do!

ANM

Sayid'sgirl said...

Oh shoot I forgot. Only the first time you take the test counts. Right?

Anonymous said...

Nothing...and it says it has never been played by any users!!This is the link :
http://www.dharmawantsyou.com/site/?utid=137107046513753090195045921604#/qp

You took it so....maybe this is an anti-BSWY Hoodlum conspiracy!??Im confused!


ANM

Capcom said...

Yes, I think that what it says and means in the into before the test. :-o

Sayid'sgirl said...

ANM
I haven't taken that one it's a differnt link.
Going to take it now.

Anonymous said...

@capcom in the written info before the test?


ANM

Lost 2010 said...

Mine shows that 8 people have taken it but I've only got 350 points so there's a glitch in there somewhere. I'm pretty sure most people would have gotten at least 50% on mine.

Anonymous said...

@sayidsgirl

the question about "destiny is a fickle b**h" is answer d (its too hard now I see)
The first one is Chou kawaii!
Let me know if you dont know the answer to others!


ANM

Anonymous said...

In total 120 people have played mine a total of 140+ times..lets see 50*120 is 5100 points right? Well Im not even close to that!!!


ANM

Sayid'sgirl said...

AMN
Done got a 30

Sayid'sgirl said...

ANM
I actually got the first one. :)

Anonymous said...

yep, went from 40 to 90...so only some tests dont count but its not because of the 50/50 rule? Ok now Im seriously confused!


ANM

Capcom said...

Yes, ANM. When I link to it, and that thing swings around with the intructions, it says on the bottom that, "When a registered recruit completes the test for the first time [the test creator] gets 50 Dharma points."

I suppose that we can read that literally, but how knows? I guess that we'd better, just in case.

Anonymous said...

@sayidsgirl Im so proud of you!Seriously I took my own test and keep thinking..what the hell is this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL



ANM

Anonymous said...

@capcom oh ok...I thought you meant the 50% rule was actually written somewhere *sighs*


ANM

Sayid'sgirl said...

I didn't even know you could see how man people took your test. I was dividing my score by 50 and assumed that was it. lol
Now that I've gone and looked I see it now.
Oh and mine doesn't match up either.

Sayid'sgirl said...

If the 50% rule is correct and it seems to be. Then only 2 people have gotten below 50% on mine.

Anonymous said...

But sayidsgirl, you got 30% on my BSWY account test and the points were in fact added...30<50 and still your test counted...so the 50/50 thing doesnt work every time¿?


ANM

Ange said...

Okay, I just read all of the Quiz pages from screen shots, and I looked at a test link and read the "rules" there. Not one place does it say that participants need a 50% pr better for you to get points. What it does say is this, "When a registered recruit from Dharma Wants You completes this test for the first time ____ receives 50 Dharma Points." like Capcom posted.

Also, HERE is a screencap of the page that told us how to create the tests. Note it says nothing about the 50% rule either.

I have had 14 people take mine and I have 610 points (minus 10 for one person I recruited).

So...I'm inclined to think that our results are another glitch in the system at this point.

Sayid'sgirl said...

ANM
Ok good glad you got my points
Have to take my dad grocery shopping
BRB

Codysmom said...

It makes more sense that it's just the way it's stated on the DDWY site. You can look at how many people total took your test and then how many times it's been taken, showing you if your test is interesting enough for people to take more than once. I may even show how many people have tried to take their own tests.. just to show Hans who's trying to cheat?

Anonymous said...

ok...so we are all missing points right now....another glitch in the software ? I mean missing 100 points (ange's case) is not a small thing....Im missing 600+ so there.....


ANM feeling more and more confused

Anonymous said...

ok little spelling mistake..I meant Im missing 50+...600..I wish!


ANM

Ange said...

Okay gang, I updated the list with three more quizzes. I'll add more later today if people make/post them. Also, I've been Facebook messaging with JOpinionated and she edited her post about the 50% rule...ALTHOUGH I still think something fishy is going on with our points!

Codysmom said...

hmmmmmmmmmm.. this new DI.. always something fishy!

Sayid'sgirl said...

Well that figures. Give us something fun to do then ruin it with a glitch.
Or maybe they're behind adding up the points.
Oh well.
I'm out for awhile.

Anonymous said...

Maybe its like the emails....always late!lol


ANM

maven said...

Something is definitely fishy with the DP totals. I've had 37 users take my 3 tests which would equal 1850 (plus I had 10 DPs to start with). One test was done 24 times with 18 users. So I don't think they're counting if you take a test more than once. It shows 1760. Somewhere I've lost 100.

Anonymous said...

Just jumping on a thought here...maven, ange, has either of taken her own test(s)??


ANM

Anonymous said...

BTW my DP are "undefined" as of now...


ANM "I want my missing DPs!!"

Codysmom said...

ANM, that happened to me once! Even worse, it took me down to 0 points after I tried a cheat I read at dark's... but it all came back. whew..... thought they found out about me! lol!

Codysmom said...

avi 1

avi 2

????

Anonymous said...

Well maybe we are missing DPs for everytime we have taken our own tests!I tried (cant remember how many times though) just to see if in fact it was a cheat (which its not)....just a thought though.


ANM

Codysmom said...

I can't remember how many times I did that, either, ANM. which avi do you like best?

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmm, they are both good....although the second one looks more "professional", in my humble opinion!


ANM

Codysmom said...

thanks, ANM.. that's the one I put on the myspace..

Anonymous said...

avi 1 is also pretty good...*scratches her head* Im so indecise when it comes to this sort of thing...lets see, the pic is bigger and so clearer on avi one, but you cant really make out the BS letters...on the other hand on avi 2 you sort of can...I dunno!


ANM

Anonymous said...

Why sad codysmom?

ANM

maven said...

I like Avi 2, Codysmom.

I don't think I actually took my own tests.

Codysmom said...

I'm ok... (past memories)

maven, thanks for your input. Looks like I picked the right one, then.

sayid'sgirl, if you're out there, you can have your picture back:)

Anonymous said...

can you guys take tests 2 to 4? my link to them is not working( i refreshed, erased cache etc)


ANM

Sayid'sgirl said...

codysmom
That's ok I like Sayid. ;)
Also I like avi # 2.

Sayid'sgirl said...

That should be I also. not Also I.

Capcom said...

Late answer to ANM: Oh, sorry, I thought that you were asking about the first test only counting in the instructions, oops! :-B

Codysmom said...

ANM, I did your test 2, I've taken it before so I don't think you'll get points and I only got 30%, but it's there...

Codysmom said...

He looks good, sayid'sgirl!

Anonymous said...

lol codysmom...thanks but I meant the tests at the DDWY web site..the official test 4 if you preffer...sorry, I explained myself poorly and made you take it again!!!

ANM

Codysmom said...

oh.... (I'm not quite with it today)

Anonymous said...

ok off to zz land. See you 2morrow!!


ANM

Patch said...

Ok, I'm certainly not complaining, but I seem to have got 50 dharma points for every time someone has done my Pink Floyd test. I have 300 points, 6 users have done the test and I had none before. So maybe we do get 50 points each time a new user plays the test?

Sayid'sgirl said...

Well I think I'm finally caught up.
My scores are as follows.
lost_pilgrim 60, goat boy 30, draven 40, jopinionated 20, and torifan 20.

codysmom
Yes he does look good doesn't he. :) Hope you feel better soon.

Sayid'sgirl said...

codysmom
I was just over at Black Swan's myspace. Who knew when you started the wine club there was a Black Swan wine!
Good find ange. Get some rest and feel better soon. :)

Codysmom said...

I can honestly say that I have finished everyone's test(s) on the list!!!!!!!!!!!!!! whew...........

Sayid'sgirl said...

Did you know there were 59 tests posted on our blog? (by my count anyway)
I've got 6 different links for tests by ANM.

scoutpost said...

Ok, well I'm waaaaay behind this week, took the test but haven't made my own yet. Gotta go catch up on the comments...but on the bright side, I changed my email address on the DWY site to another account and now I'm getting Hans' emails!! I'm not sure I was missing much. LOL

Simone said...

Hi to all!
Still working and far from completing all the amazing tests you made.
But I made 2 of 'em:

@sayid's girl: funny test! But I sucked: 40 or something...

@ANM: I made the first one: great! I sucked also at that, I haven't studied much at home! ;-)

BTW, here is your profile according to the answers you gave:

ANM: Your results
Potential Pre-perception (PP)
It calculates your potential (e.g. “virtual”, maximal) pre-perception, your capabilities to foresee the near future, to make succesful abductions regarding unknown or only partially understandable situations.
your PP = 12

Rational Interference (RI)
Rational mind might block or limit your PP and PSY capabilities. This index calculates how much your rationality and logical beliefs interfere with your pre-perception capabilities.
your RI = 4

Emotional Interference (EI)
Also emotions and fears might limit your potential pre-perception, adding its influence to that of RI. This index calculates the interference of your emotional states to the PP capabilities.
your EI = 1

Gnostic Enhancement (GE)
Gnosis and mysticism, instead of blocking or limiting PP potential as other beliefs do, might somehow improve your chances of perceiving the unknown and suggest useful intuition. Although these influences are not TRUE pre-perception capabilities (and therefore they are not included in the PP index), they influence your actual reactive perception.
your GE = 1,8

Advanced Reactive Perception (ARP)
This is the global index that calculates the actual pre-perception and reactive perception capabilities that you can perform in a situation: the ARP directly influences your chance to foresee the near future, have inspired intuitions about totally or partially unknown situations and gain a better inner comprehension.
your ARP = 4,8


Sorry for the long post!!!

Ellen said...

Here are the ones I've taken so far today:
codysmom 80% (Lost Flashbacks!)
ANM 20% (The Swan Test)
Dennis 70% (Fringe)
codysmom 80% (TLE!!!) fun*
Zort70 50% (Dr. Who)
Zort70 70% (Pondering)
Maven 40% (Punic Wars)
Maven 80% (Quilting) -gotta study!
Mark 20% (very Hard DI test!)
TheFrigginItalian 50% (Urban Knowledge)
the tyler hayes 30% (Neuroscience)-OMG!
emeraldislost 40% (Architecture)
Patch 40% (Pink Floyd)
Theroog 30% (Assorted Materials)
Steve 80% (gen Math)
boo.boo.kitty 90% (Botany) fun!
Lost2010 90% (Construction safety) -fun!
JoPinionated 40% (Lyrically LOST)

will still be taking tests throughout the day...
xxoo

Sayid'sgirl said...

scoutpost
Dharma wants you!! ;)

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