Results of the 4th Minority Decides Game

Here are the results of the 4th Minority Decides held from Sep. 15, 2009 to Oct. 20, 2009.

Champion of the 4th Minority Decides

Details of the winner' answers
Question
(Entry date)
mpsprs
(Sep. 16)
It is hot today.Yes
I am an optimist.No
Cats are cuter than dogs.Yes
I like digital watches better than analog ones.Yes
I like watching YouTube clips.No
I have moved house more than twice.No
The buttons on my cell phone are really too small for me.Yes
Humans will have time travel in a hundred years.No
Numberlink puzzles are just great.Yes
I'm sorry, I lied on one question.No

Champion: mpsprs. Congratulations!! mpsprs is the most ECCENTRIC person.

We will send a nikoli.com original T-shirt to the winner.

How the winner were decided

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

Question 1 It is hot today.

Yes - 48 persons

Survive

On to Q2

Next question

No - 51 persons

Lost - All finish 49th

Alan Constans DoraChang Gareth JenIguana JesterJ KAB Marioman64 Monica RUBBEN Rassilon6 Rinka Serizawa Shadow Stitch Tristal Zashiki Warashi Zedbee Ziti aaarizpe abba4ever ayrıkotu buckaduck captonac caribou clsmither coxbramley detuned donimo dvs dynamicaL ephperson fbob flyingalphorn hector jiatjiat jstozz kashan lexprod lyncoln margret monkeyfish peep590 rdunlap1125 slotek stigant swankgd taco1991 tlhinman wankojj wuudi yeoz

Question 2 I am an optimist.

Yes - 24 persons / No - 24 persons

Survive

On to Q3

Next question

Question 3 Cats are cuter than dogs.

Yes - 23 persons

Survive

On to Q4

Next question

No - 25 persons

Lost - All finish 24th

Curies Dodkaleh DrPresume Heimy Heinold Jelliclekat Legowyn Louie Masonsmith MellowMelon Mischa MrBook Olsonra2 Sherri Simon ThatGuy bpackwood dlimpid logain21 pragon quandaryus superstardj tdk tiger u-and-u

Question 4 I like digital watches better than analog ones.

Yes - 8 persons

Survive

On to Q5

Next question

No - 15 persons

Lost - All finish 9th

Bob Carolyn DrSteve Francis Heaney Lorelei Spelvin Swords Torch32 coasterbear elim47 jamattack1974 livejapan mathgrrl mlc mucha

Question 5 I like watching YouTube clips.

Yes - 4 persons / No - 4 persons

Survive

On to Q6

Next question

Question 6 I have moved house more than twice.

Yes - 7 persons

Lost - All finish 2nd

Aralna achan1058 countfroggy jackie katzml okosut valvino

No - 1 person

The winner:

mpsprs


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 7, the closest was the first question.

QuestionYesNo
Q1 It is hot today.4851
Q2 I am an optimist.5544
Q3 Cats are cuter than dogs.5148
Q4 I like digital watches better than analog ones.3564
Q5 I like watching YouTube clips.4356
Q6 I have moved house more than twice.5445
Q7 The buttons on my cell phone are really too small for me.4554
Q8 Humans will have time travel in a hundred years.3762
Q9 Numberlink puzzles are just great.4752
Q10 I'm sorry, I lied on one question.4455

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
bpackwoodYNNYNNYYYY
ShadowNYNYYNYYYY
SimonYNNNYNYNYN
pragonYNNNYNNYYN
LegowynYNNNNNYYYN
LouieYNNNNNYYNY
logain21YYNYYNYNYN
HeinoldYYNYYYYYYN
Olsonra2YYNNYNNYYY
AralnaYYYYYYYYYY
jackieYYYYYYYYYY
HeimyYNNYNYYNNY
MischaYNNNNNYNYN
JelliclekatYNNNNNNYYN
tigerYNNNNYYNYY
mpsprsYNYYNNYNYN
valvinoYNYYNYYYNY
Torch32YNYNNNYYYN
muchaYNYNNNYYNY
SherriYYNYYYNNYY
u-and-uYYNYNYNYYY
MellowMelonYYNNNNYYNY
taco1991NNNYNNYNYN
flyingalphornNNNNNNYYYN
hectorNNYNNNYYYY
Marioman64NYNYYNNYYN
lexprodNYYYYNYYNY
DodkalehYNNYNYYNNN
dlimpidYNNNYNNNNN
tdkYNNNYYNNNY
okosutYNYYNYNYNY
CarolynYNYNYNNYNN
BobYNYNYNNNNY
katzmlYYYYYYNYNY
countfroggyYYYYNYYYYN
mlcYYYNNYYYYY
tlhinmanNNNYYYNNYN
rdunlap1125NNNNYYYNYN
donimoNNNNNNNNYY
monkeyfishNNYYNNYYNN
abba4everNNYNYNNYNY
Zashiki WarashiNYNYYYNYYN
ephpersonNYNYYYNNYY
RUBBENNYNNYNNYYN
Rinka SerizawaNYYYYNYNNY
Rassilon6NYYYYYYNYY
CuriesYNNNYYNNNN
achan1058YNYYYYNNNN
LoreleiYNYNNNNNNY
elim47YNYNNYYNNY
Francis HeaneyYNYNNYNYNY
DrPresumeYYNNYYYNNN
MrBookYYNNYYNYNN
superstardjYYNNNNNNNY
quandaryusYYNNNYNYYN
ConstansNNYYYYNNNY
swankgdNNYYNNYNNN
slotekNNYYNYNYYN
caribouNNYNNNYNNY
jiatjiatNNYNNNYNNY
StitchNYNYYYNNNY
GarethNYNYNNNNYN
detunedNYNYNYNYNY
KABNYNNYYYNYN
ZedbeeNYNNNNYNYN
JesterJNYNNNNYNNY
jstozzNYYYYNNNYN
peep590NYYNNNYNYY
ThatGuyYYNNYYNNNN
MasonsmithYYNNNYNNYN
mathgrrlYYYNYYNNYN
SwordsYYYNYYNNNY
DrSteveYYYNNYYNYN
livejapanYYYNNYYNYN
TristalNNNNNNNNNN
yeozNNNNNNNNNN
dynamicaLNNYYNYNNNY
captonacNNYNNNNYNN
MonicaNNYNNNNNNY
clsmitherNNYNNYYNNY
wankojjNYNNYYYNNN
AlanNYNNNYNYYN
kashanNYYNYNNNNY
coxbramleyNYYNYYYNYN
dvsNYYNYYYNNY
ZitiNYYNNYYNYY
coasterbearYYYNYYNNNN
SpelvinYYYNNNNNNN
aaarizpeNYNNYYNNNN
stigantNYNNYYNNNN
buckaduckNYNNNYYNNN
wuudiNYYYNYNNYN
lyncolnNYYYNYNNNY
JenIguanaNYYNYNNNNN
ayrıkotuNYYNNYNYYN
fbobNYYNNYNYYN
jamattack1974YYYNNYNNNN
DoraChangNNYNNYNNNN
margretNYYNNNNNNN

Messages from the participants

Thank you for your messages!!

9th place

mathgrrl

This reminds me of the "cups" discussion in the movie Princess Bride! Hopefully I can be in the minority by answering what I think is the common majority??

24th place place

bpackwood

to lie or not to lie...

24th place place

u-and-u

This is a great set of questions. Given that the participants are enthusiastic solvers of Nikoli puzzles it would be impossible to read their minds!

24th place place

Legowyn

Love Nikoli!! More huge puzzles, please! <3

24th place place

Simon

total random choices made with www.random.org

49th place

hector

Come on! Give the result! :D

49th place

Ziti

If Minority Rules rules are used on the notification question, then please switch my answer to "no". :)

49th place

Marioman64

im from the future :P

49th place

detuned

I got a collection of 24 people and averaged out their answers to help me do this. Honest.

49th place

tlhinman

I still don't really understand this game... it seems like it's simply a matter of who wins the most coin flips in a row. This time I was completely honest; maybe karma will kick in.

49th place

flyingalphorn

I lied on Question 9...

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!