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CCritt93

Active Member
Sultz Z. Wolf and I are exploring the idea of adapting TV’s Card Sharks for play at a furry convention sometime in the future.

For those not familiar with the show, a key element of the game is the players’ predictions of how many of the 100 members of a survey group gave a particular answer to a yes-or-no or this-or-that question. Something like “Do you like Babs Bunny’s ears better up or down?” or “Have you sat through a boring event at a furry convention only because you didn’t want to appear rude by walking out?”

We’re looking for furry fans who might be interested in participating in surveys like these. We’ve posted an interest-check survey on SurveyMonkey. All responses are anonymous. If indeed there is enough interest, that’s also where we would start posting game questions.

Thanks for your time. We now rejoin your regularly-scheduled furry convention discussion already in progress.


CCritt93.

Card Sharks © FremantleMedia.
 

Nataku

Shapeshifting alien dragon
Ahhh, I've watched this show! Okay I may be showing my greymuzzle a bit.

But I would certainly be interested in being a survey monkey for this. Let me know if y'all do move on with this conversion, I think it could be a really amusing game to play at conventions.
 

CCritt93

Active Member
Thanks for the word of encouragement, Nataku. It will probably be a while before anything happens, mainly due to our . . . shall we say . . . relatively small fandom pawprint. ^^; But if things do get going, you’ll hear about it right here.
 
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Alex K

Guest
Gonna say I don't think TV needs more animated animals than it already does
 

Keefur

aka Cutter Cat
Your icon looks like Secret Squirrel. :-D
 

Simo

Professional Watermelon Farmer
This sounds like a fun idea! Huh, maybe I can think up some questions about Skunks...we seem to be becoming an endangered species, in the fandom.

It seems like I did see this game being played at a con, but where?

*searches the foggy recesses of my memory*

Also, I will start to answer those questions, to help give more input.

OK, I answered a fair number. Some of the things I said no, because I never heard of them, like this one:

Have you ever been on a text-based MUD, MUCK, MUSH, or MOO?

I was like, Wat? But I am an aberrant fur, in that I am bad with computers.
 
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CCritt93

Active Member
Thanks for joining in the voting, Simo! All the other questions are still wide open. It’s kinda daunting now that there are over 150 of them going, but feel free to pick and choose the ones that apply and interest you the most. And if you think your watchers and followers might be interested too, we’d certainly appreciate a little signal boost.

Also, if you come up with your own questions, whether about skunks or about anything else furry, you’re welcome to send them in. Yes-or-no or this-or-that questions are what we’re looking for. Just PM them to me here or on FA. If we use them, you’ll get submitter credit on SurveyMonkey and again when the question comes up in the game at a con. :)

There’s a crew that puts the game on at some anime cons (with anime-themed material, of course). Might that match up with what you remembered?
 

Simo

Professional Watermelon Farmer
Thanks for joining in the voting, Simo! All the other questions are still wide open. It’s kinda daunting now that there are over 150 of them going, but feel free to pick and choose the ones that apply and interest you the most. And if you think your watchers and followers might be interested too, we’d certainly appreciate a little signal boost.

Also, if you come up with your own questions, whether about skunks or about anything else furry, you’re welcome to send them in. Yes-or-no or this-or-that questions are what we’re looking for. Just PM them to me here or on FA. If we use them, you’ll get submitter credit on SurveyMonkey and again when the question comes up in the game at a con. :)

There’s a crew that puts the game on at some anime cons (with anime-themed material, of course). Might that match up with what you remembered?

Hmmm, seems like maybe I saw it an an upcoming fur con, now that I think of it, or maybe a version that played a bit like 'Family Fued'. But it's a fun idea, and I love watching corny old game-shows. :)

Hope this works out, and I'll answer several questions a day, and think of a few to submit, skunk, and in general. Good luck on this project.
 

biscuitfister

Anyone want thier biscuit fisted?
What is this?
 

CCritt93

Active Member
We are also preparing some questions to pose exclusively at conventions. Look for our “Fur On the Street” flyers in the not-too-distant future.
 

KiokuChan

4-tailed kitsune
This is a cool idea. Those pages look like you need to do each qustion one at a time.. is there an easier way to do a bunch of them at ones? I suggest using google forms to make a survey with all of them. You may ghet more responses that way.
 

CCritt93

Active Member
(NOTE: This conversation occurred before the surveys were moved to SurveyHero.)

This is a cool idea. Those pages look like you need to do each qustion one at a time.. is there an easier way to do a bunch of them at ones? I suggest using google forms to make a survey with all of them. You may ghet more responses that way.
The user interface is admittedly wonky and I appreciate your suggestion. Unfortunately, there is a dealbreaker in Google Forms settings. The only method it provides to minimize ballot stuffing requires every participant to sign into a Google account.

I also considered combining questions into a single form. The problem there is that there are bound to be questions someone chooses to leave blank for some good reason (which also rules out marking all questions as required). That would lead to questions on the form reaching their 100-vote quota at different times. And there is no graceful way to close one question on a form while leaving others open.

It might have helped a little bit if there were a way to code the links so they would automatically open in new tabs. But that functionality is not available on FA. The next best thing, tedious though it is, is to go down the list, Ctrl-click a few links that interest you, answer those in their own tabs, then come back here, scroll down a bit, and Ctrl-click a few more. It’s especially frustrating for new participants now that there are over 300 questions open and 150 more to come over the next three months.

I appreciate your determination to answer as many of these as you can despite the circumstances, but rest assured that there’s no rush. Just pace yourself and chip away a little at a time. It’ll probably be at least a year before I even consider submitting the game for a con, because I’d rather have a solid hour’s worth of survey material in the can first.

Although I stopped posting questions here last month, the full list continues to get updated every Saturday on Bark Woofson’s FA.
 
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CCritt93

Active Member
I understand now. That makes sense. I think I've answered all the relivent ones on your page. Not on bark woof's though. Good luck!
Thanks, KiokuChan. BW’s page has all the questions I posted here plus the new ones from the past three weeks. Each of his journals starts with the eleven new questions for that week.

And as always, if you have friends or watchers you think might be interested in joining in, the more the merrier. Just be sure to let them know what they’re in for. :)
 

CCritt93

Active Member
Thanks, KiokuChan! Hope the SurveyHero forms are easier than the SurveyMonkey setup.

I regret taking a whole year to figure out that the free plan on Hero doesn’t restrict the number of responses like Monkey does. Monkey’s 100-vote cap forced an ugly choice: mark all questions on a form as required, or do single-question forms.

Hero still doesn’t have a way to close individual questions on a form, but there’s a reasonable workaround. Hero lets me see when a question has at least 100 votes so I can edit the text to say it’s closed*. People can continue to vote on the question anyway, but I can drill down to individual responses (they’re still anonymous) to see where the 100th vote is, because only the first 100 votes are supposed to be used in the game.


*At this writing, no question has reached 100 votes. One question was closed so it could be posed more flexibly.
 
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