Geocaching Australia Weekly Trivia Competition

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Re: Geocaching Australia Weekly Trivia Competition

Post by Richary » 03 May 17 7:02 pm

Weekly Trivia Competition - Week 8

The question for this week is: What is the geocache at Geocaching Australia with the most number of recommendations?

Entries can be sent via PM on FB, or can be sent via PM to 'Richary' through the Geocaching Australia forums (forum.geocaching.com.au). Entries close 8:00pm AEST next Monday 8 May (SA, NT & WA cachers please note the time difference) and the winner announced next Wednesday 10 May.

Good luck.

Last week's winner was Tuena.

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Re: Geocaching Australia Weekly Trivia Competition

Post by Richary » 08 May 17 11:17 pm

OK, that was interesting with half the people getting the right answer, and half wrong. We weren't looking at one in Australia, just the most recommendations which turned out to be the locationless that started GCA doing listing in the first place! GA0001 is the winner. The graph you should have been chasing is:

http://geocaching.com.au/stats/graphs/g ... mendations

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Re: Geocaching Australia Weekly Trivia Competition

Post by Richary » 10 May 17 7:03 pm

Weekly Trivia Competition - Week 9

The question for this week is: At the end of 2015 how many finds had been logged on the Burke and Wills caches?

Entries can be sent via PM on FB, or can be sent via PM to 'Richary' through the Geocaching Australia forums. Entries close 8:00pm AEST next Monday 15 May (SA, NT & WA cachers please note the time difference) and the winner announced next Wednesday 17 May.

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Re: Geocaching Australia Weekly Trivia Competition

Post by Richary » 17 May 17 8:24 pm

Hello Cachers,

It's Geocaching Australia Trivia time again. To win yourself one of our great looking pathtags, simply find the answer to this weeks question, send your entry in via a PM on Facebook or an e-mail through the Forums to 'Richary' and you are in with a chance. Remember, entries close at 8.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time next Monday, so make sure your entries reach us by then.

Good Luck everyone !!!

The question for this week is: Which dragonZone Clan currently has control over the Bathurst Regional dragonZone Zone?

(Last week's winner was crew 153 from Queensland).

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Re: Geocaching Australia Weekly Trivia Competition

Post by Richary » 24 May 17 8:31 pm

Hello Cachers,

It's Geocaching Australia Trivia time again. To win yourself one of our great looking pathtags, simply find the answer to this weeks question, send your entry in via a PM on Facebook or an e-mail through our Forums to 'Richary' and you are in with a chance. Remember, entries close at 8.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time next Monday, so make sure your entries reach us by then.Weekly Trivia Competition - Week 11

The question for this week is: Which GCA Event had the most attendees?

Entries can be sent via PM on FB, or can be sent via PM to 'Richary' through these forums. Entries close 8:00pm AEST next Monday 29 May (SA, NT & WA cachers please note the time difference) and the winner announced next Wednesday 31 May.

Good luck.

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Re: Geocaching Australia Weekly Trivia Competition

Post by Richary » 31 May 17 6:53 pm

Weekly Trivia Competition - Week 12

The question for this week is: In Western Australia, other than the almost 1500 Trig points, which cache type/cache size category has the largest number of hides?

Entries can be sent via PM on FB, or can be sent via PM to 'Richary' through the Geocaching Australia forums (forum.geocaching.com.au). Entries close 8:00pm AEST next Monday 5 Jun (SA, NT & WA cachers please note the time difference) and the winner announced next Wednesday 7 Jun.

Last week's winner was phlphotos again.

Good luck.

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Re: Geocaching Australia Weekly Trivia Competition

Post by Richary » 05 June 17 9:47 pm

And the final winner for this round was Chwiliwr from Perth. The answer was small moveables, and the answer could be found at

http://geocaching.com.au/stats/graphs/g ... _container

The competition will go on hold for a while as some other games are coming up, but will return later in the year.

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Re: Geocaching Australia Weekly Trivia Competition

Post by Kunama » 14 June 17 5:19 am

Thanks for running this, Richary.
Out of curiosity, how did you pick winners?

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Re: Geocaching Australia Weekly Trivia Competition

Post by Richary » 14 June 17 10:26 pm

Kunama wrote:Thanks for running this, Richary.
Out of curiosity, how did you pick winners?
I simply entered the names (of those who had answered correctly) into a Google Sheets spreadsheet (if you haven't used it think of it as a free but annoying version of Excel - we use it at work). If there were 9 correct entries I simply put the equation =RANDBETWEEN(1, 9) in and it picked a number. I have then had to type the number in manually in that cell as every time you open it then it recalculates. I am happy to share the spreadsheet with anyone who wants to view it - just send me your email address you use for your google login.

The names vary, if they came via PMs here it is their login name, if it came via facebook it is whatever name they use on their profile. I then emailed the person via whichever method, and being kind having a selection of tags I grabbed one at random and apart from asking their postal address also asked if they already had that tag and would prefer another.

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Re: Geocaching Australia Weekly Trivia Competition

Post by Kunama » 15 June 17 1:44 am

Richary wrote:
Kunama wrote:Thanks for running this, Richary.
Out of curiosity, how did you pick winners?
I simply entered the names (of those who had answered correctly) into a Google Sheets spreadsheet (if you haven't used it think of it as a free but annoying version of Excel - we use it at work). If there were 9 correct entries I simply put the equation =RANDBETWEEN(1, 9) in and it picked a number. I have then had to type the number in manually in that cell as every time you open it then it recalculates. I am happy to share the spreadsheet with anyone who wants to view it - just send me your email address you use for your google login.
Oh, nice! I'll have to remember that Sheets/Excel can be used for things like this.

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