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A new departure (well, section)

May 7, 2013 in Culture, Housekeeping, Quizzes

departure-signOver the course of the weekend, I’ve made a few changes to the layout of this, very humble, site.

Tablequiz.net now has an international section, which will host details of past and future international quizzing events and provide links and resoruces for anyone interested in venturing into the world of cross-border quizzes.

The first major addition to this section is a page all about the recent Celtic Nations quizzing championship. The page features results, standings, how the scoring system worked and an archive of (a lot of) the questions asked during this inaugural event. Thank you to everyone who contributed the information here, especially the question setters, and Welsh legend David Edwards, who compiled the scores.

In the debit column, I have demoted the site’s interactive quiz rankings. Changes to the system the site uses resulted in an annoying bug (or perhaps it was intentional?) which provided quiz participants with zero feedback after doing a set of questions.

Besides, Irish quizzing now has its own rankings system, in which anyone can take part. If you’d like to give that a go, you can find out more on the Irish Quiz Organisation’s web site.

Tablequiz.net Version 3

January 31, 2012 in Housekeeping

Welcome to the new-look tablequiz.net.  It’s the third version of the site and promises to be the most exciting yet.  From this day forth, we’ll have full social media features, forums and even (shock!) quizzes!

All these snazzy new features are available following my (belated) decision to move the site from WordPress.com to a stand-alone host.  However, a slight drawback to this move is that your username and password from the last site (which were only used for comments anyway) are no longer valid.  (Well, strictly speaking, they are still valid for your WordPress.com account.) You will have to register here. Just once, I promise, and it will allow you to do way more than just comment on articles!

The site is now three-and-a-half years old and I’m still finding stuff to talk about.  That said, the new system will allow anyone to bring something to the party: a web page or site, a video, a tricky question, almost anything. Let’s hope we all enjoy it!

Talk soon,
John.