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Connect the dots
« on: February 18, 2008, 04:36:31 PM »
Another Mindless Forum Game v1.0 - designed for the main part of the Citadel. So, how does it work:

1. Get two random submissions, the more distant/unrelated they are, the better. They can't be directly connected, of course, or from one user.
2. Then, find the easiest/shortes way to get from one submission to the other.

Counted are "jumps" a user has to take through significant Citadel pages. Large search pages count as one.

+1 point for every jump, up to a maximum of 5
+1 point for a jump via a freetext
+1 point for a jump via a codex-ed or suggested submission
+2 points for a jump via a direct in-text link in a sub (there is no suggested submission)
-3 points for a jump within a major category (Items, Plots, etc)
-1 point for a jump within a minor category (Items->Magical, Lifeforms->Flora, etc)
+2 points if the route is shown to be one way only
+5 points if you make a submission connecting the two ;)
...and possibly others

The sum is 0 (zero) if somebody else shows there is a shorter route with less jumps.

The route must be verifiable, ie you are not allowed to use random links and the like. Direct search is right out.


OK, let's make a try:

Randomly generated The Witness and The Mad Queen and her Daughter.

Let's see... Cheka left a comment on Shadow's sub, first jump goes to his profile where the other sub is actually among the Top 5 Rated - but that is a temporary listing, that can change. So another jump to all of his submissions, and there will be the other submission found.

Counting points: 3 jumps from one to another, but an additional +2 points because it is a one-way route = 5

OK, that wasn't much of a journey. Try it on your own - you are free to suggest new rules. :)
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Re: Connect the dots
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008, 05:02:49 PM »
Randomly generated:
The Hunter's Band to Gar-Monkey

This will be a bit of a doozy, as Arminas hasnt been active in some time and Moonhunter hasn't commented on the Hunter's Band, and there is no free-text to link to.

-1> Jump to Item/Jewelry list
+1> Jump to A Large Wood Jewelry Box with NickNacks in it by Moonhunter
+1> Jump to View all Moonhunter's Submissions
+1> Jump to Lifeforms
+1> Jump to Page 2
+1> Jump to Gar-Monkey
+2> One way Route

Final Score: 6
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