Poll & Quiz--PlayDip History--Who has been #1?

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How many of the 15 players listed below were ranked #1 under the old scoring system?

Poll ended at 16 Aug 2014, 21:21

All 15
1
4%
14 (all but one)
0
No votes
13
0
No votes
12 (80% of the 15)
2
8%
11
2
8%
10
2
8%
9 (60% of the 15)
2
8%
8
5
20%
6 or 7 (of the 15)
8
32%
5 or less (of the 15)
3
12%
 
Total votes : 25

Poll & Quiz--PlayDip History--Who has been #1?

Postby sinnybee » 12 Aug 2014, 21:21

I guess that most of those reading this know who currently has the highest rating on this site, if not multiple members of the top 7, as they are currently playing a game and as some of them have written "Player Intros" on this sub-forum.

Well, do you know your ancient leader-board history?
Most of you do not, let alone even being here before February 2013. No worries!

Even if you have no clue, you're welcome to take a wild guess (I'm curious to see what current members of the forum think the answer might be):

(Yeah, this is tough--don't sweat it, I like to create a challenge.)

How many of the 15 following players have had a "1" next to their name (have topped the rankings) under the ancient fading echoes scoring system (replaced 18+ months ago)?

bb82
bitwise
connect4
detroit_red
Diplomat
fletch182
gsmx
hordesofmidgets
leslie
Martz
Master Radishes
Peanut
Rolan A Doobie
sinnybee
SplitDiplomat


Post-poll 1) Bonus points for each username you correctly give a "yes" or "no" to in a PM to me.

Though those who have been around this site for years may be at an advantage, if you investigate the forum enough, you should be able to figure out whether or not many of the above players were ever the top rank (though I'm certainly not suggesting that anyone need investigate). If desired, many of the answers to the questions below are also able to be investigated.

It is worth noting that the above list is not a comprehensive list of all who were ever #1 on the old scoring system.

Want more questions?

At least one of the following questions has more than one answer.

Post-poll 2) Of the players listed above, who has been accused of not deserving their high ranking?

3) Of the players listed above, who has been #1 at least 3 separate times?

4) Of the players listed above, who have I (sinnybee) accused of complaining more than once in the high rank Diplomacy game arena?

5) As was recently discussed in the Chatbox, what player was (several years ago) supposedly offered the highest (fake) salary of $500,000 by a Diplomacy team?

6) Of the players listed above, who never paid for a premium membership (and never donated money to the site)?

7) Of the players listed above, who is a tournament winner?

8) Of the players listed above, who is not from the US or Canada or the UK?

9) Of the players listed above, who has previously been a global moderator?

10) What displayed record did detroit_red hold?

11) As of November 2010, who was the only player (at least out of the top 40 active and inactive members at that time) to have a win (solo + draw) rate of over 90%?


Don't give away the answers to one or more of the 11 post-poll questions by posting them. Instead, PM your answers to me and I can tell you how well you do.

Have a good day :).
Last edited by sinnybee on 16 Aug 2014, 16:11, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Poll & Quiz--PlayDip History--Who has been #1?

Postby Bush Leagues » 12 Aug 2014, 22:48

Oh man, those names bring back memories. MR, Diplomat, connect4, Detroit_Red, Bitwise...

What the hell is wrong with me? Why did I ever leave? :(

Oh man, all the other people I had relationships with - CowinaPie, Waveforce, Infinity8ball, AlphaTangoEcho...so many others. Oh, the one who set up the Mafia widget and ran woofgames...I can't remember his name. We should make this the "reminiscence" thread. :lol:

SinnyBee, how long have you been around? I'm afraid to say I don't remember you.

I'll edit my vote in.

EDIT: I vote 6 or 7. Expect a PM from me.
EDIT 2: Slight changes to the post. in light of the later questions.
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Re: Poll & Quiz--PlayDip History--Who has been #1?

Postby sinnybee » 12 Aug 2014, 23:01

Bush Leagues wrote:Oh man, those names bring back memories. MR, Diplomat, connect4, Detroit_Red, Bitwise...

What the hell is wrong with me? Why did I ever leave? :(

Oh man, all the other people I had relationships with - CowinaPie, Waveforce, Infinity8ball, AlphaTangoEcho...so many others. Oh, the one who set up the Mafia widget and ran woofgames...I can't remember his name. We should make this the "reminiscence" thread. :lol:

SinnyBee, how long have you been around? I'm afraid to say I don't remember you.

I'll edit my vote in.

EDIT: I vote 6 or 7. Expect a PM from me.
EDIT 2: Slight changes to the post. in light of the later questions.

Thanks for posting! (and for editing)
As you can see to the right of my post, under my username, I joined this site at the start of September, 2010.
However, every once-in-a-while, I have glanced through earlier threads.
MR shows up once a year or so, to "pleasure us with his company", detroit_red has popped back in recently, C4 has been around in mafia, bitwise has come back and is around, and ATE has visited since his departure too.
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Re: Poll & Quiz--PlayDip History--Who has been #1?

Postby fijikilo0 » 13 Aug 2014, 03:06

havent even been here for a year so i am not gonna even touch the extra quetions but i did guess at the poll.
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Re: Poll & Quiz--PlayDip History--Who has been #1?

Postby bitwise » 13 Aug 2014, 08:43

Is the original scoring system from way before fading echoes also taken into account?
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Re: Poll & Quiz--PlayDip History--Who has been #1?

Postby sinnybee » 13 Aug 2014, 20:04

bitwise wrote:Is the original scoring system from way before fading echoes also taken into account?

Haha, good question... the answer to that is whatever makes me answer my own questions correctly haha.
I think "yes", so I guess I should have worded the poll / OP differently.
For, when I've heard that someone has been #1 before, it could have been before fading echoes.
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Oh, and Bush / RedArmy, btw I didn't know that they were around at the moment--detroit_red and ATE are around currently.
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Re: Poll & Quiz--PlayDip History--Who has been #1?

Postby fijikilo0 » 15 Aug 2014, 20:56

so will we actually be given the answer?
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Re: Poll & Quiz--PlayDip History--Who has been #1?

Postby sinnybee » 16 Aug 2014, 16:13

fijikilo0 wrote:so will we actually be given the answer?

I just edited the poll to make it expire today (in about 5 hours). After that I'll give away the answers.
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Re: Poll & Quiz--PlayDip History--Who has been #1?

Postby gsmx » 22 Aug 2014, 20:12

sinnybee wrote:
fijikilo0 wrote:so will we actually be given the answer?

I just edited the poll to make it expire today (in about 5 hours). After that I'll give away the answers.

Still waiting..
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Re: Poll & Quiz--PlayDip History--Who has been #1?

Postby Rolan A Doobie » 22 Aug 2014, 23:44

Would it be weird if I said that I don't even remember if I'm one of the former #1's?
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