Keeping these in mind before reading on, here's the rest of my profile.
While surfing without purpose one day, I came across OkCupid and the tests here piqued my curiosity. "The Dating Persona Test" held my interest enough for me to take and complete it, and its many possible results fascinated me after I read through all of them, trying to understand the system behind it and how it attempts to match people based on their results.
That members can create tests of their own moved me to join as a member in a heartbeat. I created my first test almost immediately after joining. Then I deleted it just as quickly. It was crap.
Before attempting to create another test, I ventured forth to take the rest of the staff tests and a few user-created tests. I was most impressed by the "The Personality Defect Test" and "The 3 Variable Funny Test" and how they worked to generate their results.
I ambitiously plunged into writing tests that juggle up to 4 variables. Abysmal failure. Deletion was inevitable.
In the end, I decided that I don't have a complex enough mind or a foolproof enough system to put more than one variable in a test that would work properly.
The conclusion to this tiresome tale is that I made a conscious choice to use just one variable in the tests that I write. After spending an inordinate amount of time creating, editing and deleting countless tests, I've finally come up with a couple of tests that should work properly without springing a leak under normal conditions. All bets are off when it rains though.
Although the scoring system I use may be crude, I'm still proud of my creations.
Some shameless plugging here.
You should be able to find them under the "Tests" section of my profile page. The two are "The Game Cheat Test" and "The Can You Win the World Cup? Test".
The titles are pretty self-explanatory. If you are interested, please take them and feel free to send me any feedback you might have.
I am no longer new, yet curious at times, and friendly enough