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STXBob
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How well can you predict the answers of your fellow vimovingcenter-mates?

Send me a PRIVATE MESSAGE with your answers to the following questions.
DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWERS HERE!

You will score 1 point for each person who gave the same answer that you did. This is sort of like Family Feud, where they surveyed 100 people and the top answers are on the board, except that you guys will be the people surveyed.

Answers are due by Sunday 10/10/10 at 10:10am. I will reveal everybody’s answers and scores here after that. I will be the judge, and I will decide whether answers are close enough to be considered “the same.” There is no prize, just fun (I hope).

1. Name an island in the USVI.
2. Give the username of a frequent moving board participant (excluding STXBob).
3. Name a tree commonly found in the USVI (excluding any kind of palm tree).
4. Give the full name of a current USVI senator.
5. Name a topic of frequent discussion on the moving board.
6. Name a brand of beer which is served in the USVI.
7. Name a restaurant or bar in Cruz Bay.
8. Name something commonly found in stateside homes which is NOT commonly found in USVI homes.

Remember: Send me a PRIVATE MESSAGE and DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWERS HERE!

Also, do not post on this thread any suggested answers or anything that might influence the answers of others. After the deadline on Sunday 10/10/10 at 10:10am, you can talk about the answers all you want.

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Topic starter Posted : October 5, 2010 1:49 pm
SkysTheLimit
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I predict it will rain.

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Posted : October 6, 2010 7:19 pm
STXBob
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15 players have responded so far. If anybody else wants to play, please see above, and respond to me by Private Message by Sunday 10/10/10 at 10:10am. Thanks.

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Topic starter Posted : October 8, 2010 7:36 pm
STXBob
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The deadline has passed, and the results are in. We had 17 players. You scored 1 point for each person who answered the same as you. As the judge, I decided whether answers were close enough to be considered “the same.” There were some tough calls, but I tried not to lose sleep over my decisions. If you were the only person to give your answer, you still got 1 point. If you did not answer a question, you got 0 points for it. I allowed answers even if they were technically wrong. For example, two people answered “Skinny Legs” for the Cruz Bay restaurant/bar question, even though it’s in Coral Bay.

If you were not one of the 17 players, you can still play along at home as follows: Before reading the answers below, go up and re-read the questions, write down your answers, and score yourself based on how everybody else answered below.

The results are presented in three parts (A, B and C).

Thanks for playing!

A) Here are the scores of the 17 players.
Congratulations to Exit Zero
for the high score! In fact, Exit Zero predicted the top answer to every question but one.
46 Exit Zero
40 fdr
38 Dante
37 STXBob (Yes, I played too. I answered before seeing anybody else’s answers.)
36 Bombi
33 Molly
32 Jumbie
31 SkysTheLimit
31 terry
28 pbmo
28 raoul
27 pamela
25 popflops
25 stjohnjulie
22 Linda J
21 Marty on STT
12 Jamila

B) Here are the scores for the answers to each question, from most to least popular. For example, for the first question, 12 people answered "St. Croix," 2 people answered "St. Thomas," etc.

1) Name an island in the USVI.
12 St. Croix
2 St. Thomas
1 Carval Rock
1 St. John
1 Water island

2) Give the username of a frequent moving board participant (excluding STXBob).
4 East Ender
2 Aussie
2 Juanita
2 Linda J
2 STTresident
1 A Davis
1 dntw8up
1 DougTamJJ
1 margaritagirl
1 TRW

3) Name a tree commonly found in the USVI (excluding any kind of palm tree).
3 Mahogany
2 Flamboyant
2 Mango
2 Tamarind
2 Tan Tan
1 Baobob
1 Manchineel
1 Neem Tree
1 Papaya
1 Rubber Tree
1 White Manjack

4) Give the full name of a current USVI senator.
7 Terrence “Positive" Nelson
2 Louis Patrick Hill
2 Sammuel Sanes
2 Usie Richards
1 Carlton Dowe
1 Nereida "Nellie" Rivera O'Reilly
1 Neville James

5) Name a topic of frequent discussion on the moving board.
5 Crime
4 Moving Here
3 Restaurants
2 Schools
2 Shipping
1 Cost of Living

6) Name a brand of beer which is served in the USVI.
5 Carib
5 Presidente
4 Heineken
1 Bud Light
1 Coors Light
1 Elephant

7) Name a restaurant or bar in Cruz Bay.
4 The Beach Bar
2 Morgan's Mango
2 Skinny Legs
2 Woody's
1 Chilly Billy's
1 Duffy's
1 La Plancha del Mar
1 The Banana Deck
1 The Lime Inn
1 Uncle Joe's BBQ

8) Name something commonly found in stateside homes which is NOT commonly found in USVI homes.
7 Heater
3 Carpeting
2 Dishwasher
1 Basement
1 Central air
1 Fireplace
1 Thermostat
1 Winter coat

C) Here are the answers that each person gave. This forum does not accommodate column formatting, so I put this part into an image. Click the image for a larger version.

PredictionGame by stxbob, on Flickr

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Topic starter Posted : October 10, 2010 4:33 pm
terry
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Quite fun, thanks for hosting!

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Posted : October 10, 2010 5:57 pm
Exit Zero
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If they answered Carib or Presidente they must be be rum drinkers. Great fun - thanks.

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Posted : October 10, 2010 11:47 pm
stjohnjulie
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I did terrible!! And Exit Zero...you are spot on! I answered Carib, I don't drink beer 😀 Thanks STXBob!

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Posted : October 11, 2010 8:43 am
terry
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If they didn't answer Carib they have no taste:D

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Posted : October 11, 2010 11:41 am
Juanita
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I didn't play, but I would have thought Blackbeard's Ale would have gotten a couple of mentions since it is the Virgin Islands beer (kinda).

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Posted : October 11, 2010 12:21 pm
SkysTheLimit
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Blackbeard is brewed and bottled in Minnesota.

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Posted : October 12, 2010 10:31 am
Neil
 Neil
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Blackbeard is brewed and bottled in Minnesota.

Maybe.
I've read that the version of BB Ale found stateside is brewed in Minnesota.
But shipped here? Perhaps. Blackbeardale.com seems defunct. Is the store in Havensight still open? Or is that long gone?

It is very common for beers to be brewed under contract by a brewer in the area where the beer is to be distributed. Saves on transportation, cost of ingredients, and preserves freshness.

Brewing is energy intensive, and I imagine it's difficult to get the quality ingredients to consistently brew the same beer.
All of which is to PRAISE Ft. Christian Brew Pub on StX for its commitment to local brewing and providing many tasty varieties.
I had their Ocktoberfest on Saturday. It was very good, and I look forward to repeatedly supporting their efforts. 😎

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Posted : October 12, 2010 12:01 pm
STXBob
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I had the Ocktoberfest beer at the Fort Christian Brew Pub on STX last night. It was good, in spite of not being very cold. To me, that's the sign of a good beer. Most beer served in the US is only drinkable when cold, because that hides much of the taste.

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Topic starter Posted : October 12, 2010 12:08 pm
Juanita
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Blackbeard is brewed and bottled in Minnesota.

That's why I said "kinda".:-)

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Posted : October 12, 2010 12:29 pm
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