A Fairer Bonus Task System

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Stonebridge Colleges, I'd like to [strongly] suggest including a Bonus Task section in the Superfan Tasks menu. Same as Superfans have to go to "Tasks" and "Play the Quiz", they should go to a "Bonus Task" button and submit answers PRIVATELY. It's NOT fair that some use their brain to work on the answers, while others just do a 'copy-paste' and 'play on the answer capitalization' (Uppercase, lowercase...) to make it look 'different' (as if they were not cheating!). Some Superfans were honest to admit they just copied the answers, like in a previous Bonus Task of February 12th, 2013, where Kirsty McKay said "Austria, although to be honest I need not have worked it out lol... Looking at the comments would have been quicker".
We answer Monday quiz in private through the task section, no one can copy and paste our answers. Why can't we have the same system (which is fairer) for the Bonus Task?
I hope you can consider this Stonebridge.
Thanks
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AstralW

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Rebecca Lucy Bath

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I think thats a great idea as a few times people have copied me, but if it went into the tasks section, how would they work out who would win? as they do it random, which is great as it gives more people the chance instead of the same people! i just dont know how the winners would be done? needs more thought i think?
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Lauren Brazier

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I agree. I've just answered but I didn't look first and it took ages for me to work it out then when I clicked the comment box I see all the answers appear. And I think hmmmm could have saved so much time!
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@Rebecca: "how would they work out who would win?", well, same as Stonebridge can check photos submitted and approve them or not, they can monitor the answers and pick the right ones, then enter them into the draw. They are already doing this by checking the answers posted under their public post, no? lol!
My idea is that Stonebridge will set a task button called Bonus Task (in the tasks section of Superfan). Superfans can go there and submit their answer. This way, all superfans will have to work on the task, not see other members' answers and copy-paste them (that's too easy and simply CHEATING).
Not only that, but it will stop imitating how answers are presented. :D
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Yeah i understand that, and it will be fairer on everyone if this was under a task and then can be reviewed. As everyone just copies everyone else. For those who work hard, i spent 3 hours the other day working out a task, the one which had the letter missing at the end lol. I hope this goes into consideration so its a fairer competition :) well done astral! your a asset to stonebridge students
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LOL! Thanks Rebecca. Many superfans probably have slightly noticed the cheating issue, but I thought it was time to discuss it and find a solution to make it a fairer competition task to everyone.
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AstralW

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Just a curious question here, how do you know when other superfans have copied from you? I mean what are the signs they have copied? :D
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Brilliant idea, I've had the sae idea myself, let's hope this gets put through as it's not fair for those who actually use brain power to work it out, and then don't get awarded points. Fingers crossed for you :)
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Well a lot of people just typed giraffe perhaps that was a copy. I realised my answer was fairly similar set out as another persons and I worried it looked like I cheated that way. Admittedly my sister in law was sat next to me and helped me with the first two. I was on my phone so couldn't see the comments but had I been on the laptop I would have seen the comments straight away.
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That happened to me myself Lauren, when we had the scrabble bonus task few weeks ago. I replied with a word that was already found, because when I saw the task, I started working on it, and didn't check the comments or update the page to see what other are posting, lolll! I wouldn't accuse anyone of cheating, but some admitted that it was easier looking at previous replies, so they didn't have to use their brain! For that reason, I thought I'll raise the issue and suggest responding to bonus tasks privately via Superfan. Wouldn't that be better? x
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Lauren Brazier

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It would be much better. It's also unfair on someone who got on the Superfan Page 2 hours after it was put up, all the answers are there and if you see them, you're going to be more likely to cheat. I've been at work before and not seen it until I've got in, with the system you're suggesting I can still do and not be tempted to cheat or just look and someones put "empty" for example and I know what it is before even reading the question. Plus like you say you put all the work in fir it to be stolen.
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i totaly agree with u guys, and i agree with lauren saying that posting answers on the page is temptin for superfans to check or compare answers or just steal them & particpate in the game! i like workin on those bonus tasks, love games & chalenge, but there r many cheaters out there i'd say
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Sending answers in public doesn't make sense to me at all.. we should be able to submit them in private. Pleaseeeee stonebridge do something abt this.
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Ʊ MelissaƱ

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Do we have an update on this at all??
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AstralW

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Nope. lol