Anyone who wants to bring new questions
for the QuizBot should post them in the below format and pay attention to
(Please do not copy questions from any other online quiz because SPiN-Quiz is
based on a former version of an IRC-Quiz)
Please, no new math or guessing questions like, for example :"How many
times did Savage Garden win the ARIA. Award in Australia?" , as QuizBot
generates such questions automatically.
Question: In what year did Madonna release her first Album?
Category: (Always describe on first line)
Question: (Question ALWAYS placed below
the Category line)
Answer: (Answer will be matched when
there is no RegExp. line) *look at explanation below*
RegExp.: (use UNIX-style regular
point) - normal (2 points) - hard (3 points) - extreme (4 points)
Hint: (Give one or more *own* hints, if
not, with each hint there will be more letters added, like (an....) --- (ans...)
Please don't make up new categories; use the categories listed below. New
categories only should be added when you have about 30 questions about the
category. Please don't create new 'double-categories', like "politics &
history" because you aren't sure in what category your question would fit
in - decide a category you think would be best.
You can choose from : General, Art, Astronomy, Automobile, Biology, Botany,
Cartoon Trivia, Chemistry, Computer, Famous Phrases&Quotes, Food &
Drinks, Film & TV, Geography, Languages, Literature, Maths, Medicine, Music,
Mythology, Science, Something Funny, Sports, Technology.
Questions with dates
When you want to write a question with dates don't ask 'When was ...?', ask
'In what year...?' . Any RegExp. (like: RegExp: 1967) can be left out then: The
new QuizBot generates it automatically when the answer contents dates between
1000 and 2999 and when 'year' is mentioned.
always be a RegExp. added in the question?
No! It usually is enough when there are 'number signs' (#) in the answers.
Question: Who played Jo March in the 1994 film adaption of Louisa May Alcott's
Answer: Winona #Ryder#
It also is possible to write it this way:
Question:Who played Jo March in the 1994 film adaption of Louisa May Alcott's
Answer: Wynona Ryder
How does RegExp. work?
Example: When there are many answers for a
question, there MUST be worked with RegExp. It won't work any other way.
Question: Name one of the presidents whose face is caved on Mt. Rushmore.
Answer: Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt or Washington
Example: When there is asked for two or more correct
answers and there is no importance about the order:
Question: What are the two biggest countries in the world?
Answer: Russia and Canada
RegExp: (russia.* canada|canada.* russia)
(In this case ' Russia Canada' or ' Canada Russia', also, 'Russia and Canada' , 'Canada
and Russia' will be accepted in the game.
It though is important that there is space between the two words after the ' * '
otherwise 'russiacanada' would be accepted either.)
Example: Who even wants the 'and' to be in the
question should formulate it this way:
Question: In what food is collagen found?
Answer: Fish and Meat
RegExp: (Fish and Meat|Meat and Fish)
(It's important that you put it in parenthesis!)
Example: When signs can be left out.
Question: BE produced this operating system.
Answer: Be OS
Regexp: (be[ /\-]?os)
(Here everything that's
mentioned in the brackets can be left out. You can use it when there are more
signs to be left out.)
translated by scharry, thx a lot