Results of the 1st Minority Decides Game

Here are the results of the 1st Minority Decides held from Aug. 1, 2007 to Aug 27, 2007.

Champion of the 1st Minority Decides

Details of the winners' answers
Question
(Entry date)
AF
(Aug. 13)
durian
(Aug. 23)
I like Hitori better than Kakuro.NoNo
I didn't know about Sudoku last year.YesYes
I want to change my hair style.NoNo
I watched a movie in a movie theater this year.YesYes
The Beatles were greater than Mozart.NoYes
I want to have a pet elephant, whatever it takes.NoNo
I think I'm a level-headed person.YesNo
I remember everything that I ate the day before yesterday.YesYes
I know more than three Japanese words.NoNo
I'm a member of nikoli.com.NoYes

Champion: AF and durian. Congratulations!! They are the most ECCENTRIC persons.

How the winners were decided

Here is how the game progressed, how the winners were decided. The number of survivors decreases after each question. The winners must always choose the same answer as the minority of the survivors.

Question 1 I like Hitori better than Kakuro.

Yes - 47 persons

Lost - All finish 42nd

achan1058 acm Aeeiln Alan Aralna battazz birdie Bo bob buckaduck caribou Carolyn Donimo fbob Ferday fheaney Flette Gillnz H3lix Jennifer JesterJ KAB karenann000 Kevin Kierney lenson mammothali maniac neon_monk New Dawn packwood pappy Peep590 pkuiters polomint shaevel tamjebea Tehnbar tiger timk Torch32 Trollsdotter virco Wervyn yeoz yombo zhelenstilo

No - 41 persons

Survive

On to Q2

Next question

Question 2 I didn't know about Sudoku last year.

Yes - 13 persons

Survive

On to Q3

Next question

No - 28 persons

Lost - All finish 14th

arturito Bill Bucho c&o canuck d8uv Emleeb fingertwrl gill heckman herrbug JenIguana Joe jtj608 lieramaja Malthus mgsmith57 mrjake2 noubba smitcat snowymwc sonic_275 Stitch swankgd The Dan tlhinman Yvraine Zyntax

Question 3 I want to change my hair style.

Yes - 7 persons

Lost - All finish 7th

ephperson eridius Jason Lorelei Pragon Stew Poor sylva333

No - 6 persons

Survive

On to Q4

Next question

Question 4 I watched a movie in a movie theater this year.

Yes - 2 persons

The winners:

AF & durian

No - 4 persons

Lost - All finish 3rd

asteroid LRayZor SplendidPJs staceyaj


Numbers of Yes and No

This table shows all the numbers of Yes and No answers for each question. The most one-sided question was question 2, the closest was the last question.

QuestionYesNo
Q1 I like Hitori better than Kakuro.4741
Q2 I didn't know about Sudoku last year.3157
Q3 I want to change my hair style.3454
Q4 I watched a movie in a movie theater this year.4939
Q5 The Beatles were greater than Mozart.3850
Q6 I want to have a pet elephant, whatever it takes.3652
Q7 I think I'm a level-headed person.4741
Q8 I remember everything that I ate the day before yesterday.4048
Q9 I know more than three Japanese words.4246
Q10 I'm a member of nikoli.com.4543

Results for all participants

The following table shows all answers of all participants. Participants with more minority answers are placed higher in the table.

    = Minority answer Y = YesN = No

NicknameQ1Q2Q3Q4Q5Q6Q7Q8Q9Q10
JasonNYYNYNNYNN
sylva333NYYNNNNYYN
SplendidPJsNYNNNYNYYN
d8uvNNYNYYNNYN
yeozYYYNYYNYYY
timkYYYNYYNYNN
mammothaliYYYNYYNYNN
polomintYYYNYYNYNN
lieramajaNNNNYYNYYY
lensonYYYNNYNYNN
shaevelYYNNYYNYNN
CarolynYYNNYYNYNN
bobYNYNYYNYNN
ephpersonNYYNYNNNNY
Stew PoorNYYYYNNYNY
asteroidNYNNYNNNYY
LRayZorNYNNNYNNNN
staceyajNYNNNNNYNN
snowymwcNNYNNYYYNN
tlhinmanNNYYNYNYNN
smitcatNNNNNYNYNN
AeeilnYYYNNYYNYN
caribouYYYNNNNYNN
AralnaYNNNYYNYYY
LoreleiNYYNYNYNNY
eridiusNYYYNYNNNY
durianNYNYYNNYNY
BillNNYNNYYNYY
canuckNNYNNNYYNN
EmleebNNYYYYYYNY
fingertwrlNNYYYNYYYY
MalthusNNNNYYYNNN
JenIguanaNNNNYNYYYY
sonic_275NNNYNNNYYN
birdieYYNNYNNNNN
JenniferYYNNNYNNNN
KevinYNNNNYNYNN
FletteYNNNNYNNYN
karenann000YNNYYNNYYN
PragonNYYYNNNNNY
AFNYNYNNYYNN
herrbugNNYYYNYNYY
YvraineNNNNNYYNYY
c&oNNNNNNNNNN
heckmanNNNYYYYNNN
The DanNNNYNNNYYY
BoYYNNNNYNYN
pkuitersYYNYYYYYNY
Peep590YYNYNYYNYN
JesterJYYNYNNYYYN
achan1058YNYNYNYNYY
yomboYNYNNNNNYY
H3lixYNYYNYNNYY
KABYNYYNNNYYY
zhelenstiloYNYYNNYYYN
tigerYNNNYYYNYY
acmYNNNYYYNNN
FerdayYNNYNNNYYN
swankgdNNYYNYYNNY
BuchoNNNYYNYNYY
mrjake2NNNYYNYNYY
mgsmith57NNNYNYYYNY
gillNNNYNYYNNN
jtj608NNNYNNNNYY
StitchNNNYNNYNYN
vircoYYNYYNYYNY
Torch32YYNYYNYNNN
fbobYNYYYNYNYY
maniacYNNNYNYNNN
tamjebeaYNNYYYYNYY
DonimoYNNYYNYYYY
ZyntaxNNYYNNYNNY
arturitoNNNYNNYNYY
noubbaNNNYNNYNNN
JoeNNNYNNYNNN
neon_monkYNYYNYYNNY
buckaduckYNYYNNNNNY
packwoodYNYYNNYNYY
fheaneyYNNYYNYNYY
New DawnYNNYNNNNNN
WervynYNNYNNYYYY
KierneyYNNYNNYYYY
battazzYNNYNNYYYY
pappyYNNYNNYNYN
AlanYYNYNNYNNY
TehnbarYNNYYNYNNY
GillnzYNNYNNNNNY
TrollsdotterYNNYNNYNYY

Messages from the participants

Thank you for your messages!!

7th place

sylva333

This is freaking evil!!! It's great!

7th place

Pragon

reminds me of the deadly play of Vizzini in "The Princess Bride" by William Goldman

14th place

d8uv

I lose T_T

14th place

canuck

Fun! I can't wait to see the results!

42nd place

shaevel

What fun!!!!

42nd place

pkuiters

This is FUN!

42nd place

pkuiters

This is FUN!

42nd place

Torch32

I like your games - starting to get good at slitherlink

42nd place

New Dawn

Sounds funny this game

42nd place

Wervyn

Figure out how many people are likely to answer in the majority. Then subtract the percentage of those people likely to lie about their answer (a large number). Then add back the people who are likely to double fakeout the question (hopefully a much smaller number). Then pray that the people likely to switch back and forth are inconsequential. Now pick the answer with less people. Also, your maxlength check is incorrectly set to 100. No matter, hooray for client-side validation!

Rules of The Game of Minority Decision

Please answer all the yes/no questions. If you answer question 1 with the minority you will survive and advance to question 2. So the people in the majority will drop out and the minorities are the winners.

Next we count the answers to question 2 for the surviving players (the minority from question 1), and the minority survives again.

If there is an even number of "yes" and "no" answers all remaining players survive the question. And so on, till the last question. In this manner the most ECCENTRIC person will become the winner of the game!