Post by DavidK
Why doesn't the person who can type into a search engine fastest win?
Because online quizzes (HQ, QLive and Hangtime are three I know) that
give out money are simply too quick to be able to Google. With online
pub quizzes (i.e You take your smartphone or pad into the pub..) again,
there really isn't time. SpeedQuizzing, it was just about possible -
but only if the answer came up on the first page (and the pub's network
was also often switched off for greater security). There's another one (featured on 'Dragon's Den') called Kwizzbit - again, far too fast to
Google. They are actually less cheatable than pen & paper. My pub
(even the millennials) prefers paper and pencil for the social aspects.
For that, we swap papers and mark each others' each round - phones
are only allowed to be used while the answers are given out. If phones
are seen by me (prowling...) or the staff, or other teams, the people
using them can and will be disqualified. When the Quiz starts up
again, I see me having to do all the marking in order to maintain social
distancing rules. I am happy(ish) to do this as long as I've got
hand sanitiser and a proper mask...