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Spark Trivia May Be Rigged

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Today I had to answer SIX (6) Spark Trivia in order to get three right
That is, I had to answer six correctly before it credited me with 3 correct... It kept resetting back to one correct!!!!! This is not the first time this has happened to me, but I really am getting tired of it!

3/13/2012 - Question 1
Which of the following nutrients should you LIMIT if you want to improve your cholesterol levels?

3/13/2012 - Question 2
Which habit has NOT been proven to prevent type 2 diabetes?

3/13/2012 - Question 2
True or False: The U.S. imports more cocoa beans than any other country.

3/13/2012 - Question 2
If you take time off or stop strength training, how quickly will your muscles begin to lose strength?

3/13/2012 - Question 2
People who smoke need twice as much of what vitamin?

3/13/2012 - Question 3
Your resting heart rate is a good indicator of what?

THAT was discouraging... it was as if Spark Trivia kept throwing questions at me just to make me MISS one! Like entrapment or something...

But I'm not giving up- I've worked my way up from a lifetime record of 65% correct all the way up to 92% correct (and it took a LONG time!) I ought to get a free day's worth of credit, since I correctly answered TWO day's worth of trivia questions?

Spark Trivia, I've got my EYE ON YOU!
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    I am glad to see that others have the same problem, I contacted the support here and told them about it and they basically said I was full of it and it never happened to them. It happens on my pad but rarely happens on my lap top so I just use my lap top for trivia. Thanks for posting
    1327 days ago
    Having to answer several questions instead of three (and getting them ALL correct) has happened to me several times. Plus I agree there are several ambiguous questions out there. Can be very frustrating at times!
    1364 days ago
    Having to answer several questions instead of three (and getting them ALL correct) has happened to me several times. Plus I agree there are several ambiguous questions out there. Can be very frustrating at times!
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  • JAMER123
    They reuse a lot of the questions so you can get the questions right if you remember the answer. Yes, I have had the same thing happen but not quite as much as you did today. That is really frustrating but they aren't grading us & the trophies are virtual. But it is something we work hard for!! Hang in there!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2088 days ago
    I agree that the trivia questions sometimes are at best, ambiguous, and too many of the answers could go either way. Also, there are a lot of questions in the quizzes where the answer falls under the "who cares?" category. Who cares how many omelets were made in an hour to set the record? (egg quiz) How will knowing the answer to THAT question in particular make us any healthier?

    I also think that the wheel is rigged, when you get close to crossing a major point level you can't get a good spin for the life of you! Then, once you cross the level, right away you start spinning larger point values. Plus, the trivia just makes me crazy in other ways, many of the questions are irrelevant, like the cocoa bean one!!

    You go, my friend! Maybe SOMEONE who can fix something will take notice? emoticon
    2088 days ago
    I've had that happen as well, usually when I'm playing Trivia from my iPhone.
    2105 days ago
  • CHRIS3874
    yes I have had that problem- also I have had it happen where they say one thing in a SPARK PEOPLE ARTICLE and then OPPOSITE in TRIVIA !!!!!
    GRRRRRR !!!!! emoticon
    2121 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/30/2012 7:43:25 PM
    I have never had that problem. Computer and web sites can be a puzzle place at times. Enjoy your day.
    2189 days ago
    sometimes I believe they change the answer from the last time you answered it right..good luck
    2260 days ago
  • CROWLEY123
    SAme thing has happened to me - a couple times. It is especially frustrating when the answer they say is correct - is ambiguous at best. Like the one about preventing Diabetes.... and the one about the family section of SP which doesn't exist any more.

    Oh well - it is just "virtual" trophies anyways, right? And there is so much more to SP than that!

    2260 days ago
  • BRATS4
    it happens to me all the time.i get so mad over it
    2260 days ago
    report it to Sparkguy or something. That's crazy.
    2260 days ago
    If you want to take the time, you can open a new window and look up all the answers. They are somewhere on Spark.
    2260 days ago
    You are really good at Trivia - I'm not. If I was answering them right like you and they didn't credit me right, I just wouldn't finish it and would give up. You are more patient than I am! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2260 days ago
    Trivia works for me, but "liking" to facebook does not. It will NEVER give me more than 1 point no matter how many articles I "like". I let tech people know, and after many emails back and forth, they told me they could not fix it because they could not replicate the problem. Hmmmmm. Happens to me every day, I have read other complaints about it, but it can't be replicated so it can't be fixed. Makes me wonder.
    2260 days ago
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