January 28, 2009

Online Sports Trivia - Private league.: Hey all. I have recently discovered Lockerjock.com and thought I'd share it here. I also have created a private league for SportsFilter members if you are interested. More info inside.

posted by BoKnows to gametime at 05:03 PM - 15 comments

The League name is: SportsFilter

The password is: spofi

Here's a little more info taken directly from the site's FAQ:

Playing the game

One multiple-choice trivia question - on a variety of sports - is offered every day. You have 24 hours, beginning at 4:00 am Eastern Time (US and Canada), to answer each day's question. Simply log on and answer the day's question.

The answer to each question is available on the site once the day has ended.

Contest period

Each contest period runs for two weeks, beginning on a Monday.

Scoring

You accumulate two sets of point totals during each contest period;

1) trivia points are earned by correctly answering the trivia questions. Point values are attached to each question. Incorrect answers will cost you, but only a fraction of what a correct answer will get you.

2) sweepstakes points are earned simply by answering the questions. The more questions you answer the more sweepstakes points you earn.

Winning

We are currently in a BETA period. Prizes will be awarded once the BETA has ended.

Once the official Lockerjock beta period has ended, there will be two ways to win at Lockerjock. Prizes are awarded to:

1. the Lockerjock user accumulating the most trivia points.

2. the Lockerjock user who wins the random sweepstakes drawing at the conclusion of each contest. The more sweepstakes points you accumulate, the better your odds of winning the sweepstakes.

Prizes are awarded at the conclusion of each contest period. Prizes will also be awarded to dedicated Lockerjock users that accumulate points over several contest periods. Details will be announced as Lockerjock gains users.

posted by BoKnows at 05:06 PM on January 28

I personally don't have much interest in the sweepstakes portion or winning prizes online. I thought it might be fun to have a Spofite results posted in the locker room after each trivia period. Thoughts?

posted by BoKnows at 05:08 PM on January 28

I'm interested - and I just joined the league (I think). I won't be so good on North American questions, but can be the 'go to guy' on weirder, antipodean things.

posted by owlhouse at 06:31 PM on January 28

Yeah, the site is definitely in it's infancy. I've been playing around with it for an hour or so and have already sent a few suggestions to the admins to make the site a little more friendly. Just answer the question for today (subject: Joe Thiesman), and I think as tomorrows question rolls around, the stats will update. I do think, done right, this could be a fun site. Are you having trouble logging yourself in or signing into the group?

On edit: I see that you are in the group, owlhouse.

posted by BoKnows at 06:36 PM on January 28

I have also proposed to the admins the idea of allowing each groups commish to access its archive so far, in order to create a "group trivia" that stands alone from the daily quiz. A quiz within a quiz, I guess. I'm awaiting a response.

posted by BoKnows at 06:46 PM on January 28

Good link, Bo, this just might be fun.

posted by tommytrump at 08:39 PM on January 28

Thanks, tt. If any of you have suggestions that could be proposed to the admins, I'd be more than happy to communicate them. They do seem willing to listen.

posted by BoKnows at 08:41 PM on January 28

I'd like a suggestion where you guys tell me the right answer to today's question. Otherwise I'm just ballast on this ship.

posted by owlhouse at 09:41 PM on January 28

There is the option to "Stump the Jocks", in which you can create your own trivia question for future use. So owlhouse, you certainly can develop questions that those of similar weird and antipodean interests would enjoy.

posted by BoKnows at 09:47 PM on January 28

I'm so in, love trivia. Great find, Bo...

posted by MeatSaber at 12:18 AM on January 31

Seems to be some issue tonight.....Hopefully they'll work it out.

posted by BoKnows at 02:52 AM on February 04

Well, that was short lived. Anyone else having problems logging in?

posted by BoKnows at 08:49 PM on February 05

Bo, they don't know trivia.

posted by tommytrump at 10:41 PM on February 05

I'm up for another option/site if you have any suggestions.

posted by BoKnows at 11:22 PM on February 05

I'll keep an eye out. Kind of disappointing though, but it was a fun 4 or 5 days.

posted by tommytrump at 10:23 PM on February 06

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