We want to know how many of you make use of Question Notes, specifically the ones that we include with in the pre-written trivia library games. Place your vote below and let us know!
If you feel strongly about your answer, feel free to explain it below in a comment.
- Yes, they’re awesome!
- Nope, never use them.
- I don’t know what Question Notes are!
I have used them. I also used to use them for trivia questions that I researched myself. But the feedback from some of my users was that sometimes the notes were long, sometimes they weren’t really related to the question directly, and otherwise just took up time.
I run my games through Twitch, and the people that play are there for the questions and then out the door at the end. I suspect if I was doing a trivia event at a bar or restaurant, there’s more time, people aren’t in a hurry, and the notes frequently (not always) are interesting tidbits.
One other reason for not using them is that not all questions have them, and it is a bit odd to comment on some and not on others.
Long answer for a simple question, I know. I would use them, I think, if it was an in-person event.
The notes feature can be a great follow-up. It would be even more useful if it could be animated, rather than static. I just did a game wrapping up a medical conference and the client had me add about 20 of these, some taking a minute or two to read.
I feel they are mainly useful when a player might challenge an answer. For example, suppose the question was “How many films have been released as part of the Alien franchise?” If someone challenges the given answer of 8, you could have the complete list of films in the notes section; i.e.
- Alien (1979)
- Aliens (1986)
- Alien 3 (1993)
- Alien Resurrection (1997)
- Alien vs. Predator (2004)
- Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
- Prometheus (2012)
- Alien: Covenant (2017)
I need a more nuanced option. I use them sporadically, mostly to give context or clarity to questions that some people might feel the answers were wrong on, despite being ‘technically’ correct.
So I use them, but if they vanished tomorrow I’d likely not notice.
Copy all. Sounds like they get some use.
FYI, we want to add the same image tools that we have for Question Media for Question Notes. That way it’s easy to add images, GIFs, and videos to Question Notes too. At the moment, the way it works under the hood, you have to link images. But soon, we’ll be adding the GIF and stock image libraries, uploadable images, and YouTube videos.
The notes feature is also useful as a retention measurement tool for corporate clients. You can host a game with questions developed to test retention of SOP’s. The notes feature can be used to remind participants of the proper procedure. The Voting feature then serves as a visual guide to how well the group retained information. Useful for both employee knowledge base and how well the material was taught or delivered.
That’s interesting. So you show them the Question Note first in this scenario? Then show them the question and then vote to test? Very cool. That sounds like a Crowdpurr Hack video idea!
No. I would show the question first. Followed by voting percents. Then follow-up with the Notes feature to remind players not only of the correct answer the larger process. Only applicable for learning events.
I rarely show the notes to the crowd, but almost always mention the salient fact from the note while I’m on the mic.
@gnip Agree! And I also get the opportunity to distill the notes down to the important/relevant stuff, sometimes when there is a lot of text.
I’m with suffecool - they are useful to clarify or elaborate on an answer. Q: "How many U.S. states begin with the letter “M”? A: 8
Then list them in the notes.