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Help BRB out: Think of stupid riddles & trivia

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:56 am
by rustyslide
Zhyla and I are going to be designing and implementing a new feature to keep spam-bots from registering: riddles.

eg:
"What colour is an orange?"

I’m thinking topical trivia would be good as well, stuff that’s easily found via Google or Wikipedia.

If anyone has any question suggestions, put them here - we may delete the ones we end up using. They shouldn’t be formulaic (ie, no math, unless it’s a trick question: “I have one apple and Jane gives me three apples. How many legs do I have?”), or too esoteric.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:02 pm
by panhead74
Why not peruse the various trivia threads? There's a specific blues trivia thread on "talking blues" and a general thread in "way off topic"

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:10 pm
by rustyslide
I read them on occasion. I think that the questions are too hard - I do want people to be able to get them right without too much effort.

Even easy questions will stop a bot, until a bot-maker deems us worthy of a custom bot, which doesn't strike me as likely.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:46 pm
by panhead74
I know the blues questions are beyond my mental prowess. How about

"How many chords in a basic twelve bar blues?"

-or-

"Insert the missing letters: CHARLEY PAT_O_"

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:01 pm
by maxx england
panhead74 wrote:I know the blues questions are beyond my mental prowess. How about

"How many chords in a basic twelve bar blues?"

-or-

"Insert the missing letters: CHARLEY PAT_O_"


Good idea there. Stuff like "what word connects Lemon Jefferson and Willie Johnson?"

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:14 pm
by ricochet
How many strings does a twelve string guitar have?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:40 pm
by maxx england
How many scotches, bourbons and beers?

Complete the song title: Boom,----

I asked her for water, what did she give me?

Who was bigger, Marion Jacobs or Walter Horton?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:09 pm
by panhead74
This is kinda fun...

What Company had a "Boogie-woogie Bugle Boy"?

Name of BB's guitar?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:03 pm
by houndog
name a King's guitar?

( Lucille = BB, Flying V = Albert, but I can't remember what Freddy had ?)

adios,
Lovat

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:26 pm
by dcblues
Match the rock band with the blues song they covered:

A) One Way Out --------- 1) Rolling Stones
B) Eyesight to the Blind -------- 2) Allman Brothers
C) Love in Vain -------- 3) Cream
D) Crossroads Blues -------- 4) The Who


What position is the majority of blues harmonica played in?

A) First Position
B) Second Position
C) Third Position

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:50 pm
by stumblin
Little Red xxxxxxx?
a) Hedgehog
b) Rooster
c) Axolotl

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:13 pm
by allanlummox
Name the river that runs through the Mississippi Delta.

Spell the most common or "Standard" guitar tuning. (Asking for open tuning spellings would make things tough for folks who REALLY want to find this forum...)

What musical instrument instrument is often referred to as a "Harp", even though it has no strings?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:14 pm
by jeffl
The record label on which many Chicago blues players were able to showcase their music (Chess)

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:32 pm
by panhead74
Little Red Axolotl...bwahahahahahaha

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:31 am
by ricochet
Yeah, I'm laughing at the axolotl, too!

I did warp that song into one about a little red-footed tortoise 3 months ago, though...