Thinking about making a Riddle website [Read]

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Im thinking about making a site about riddles.
Users can join and upload riddles etc and you get points for answering riddles correct, like 5 riddles every ten minutes? and you can cash out your points for cool prizes the way i plan to make money is through adsense on the main page, and being able to do surveys for points.

* And lets say you start with 50 credits, and it costs 2 credits to guess a riddle the points go to a prize pool and the winner gets 80% (I take 20% to sink credits)

And if you loose all your credits you can buy them?
 

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Im thinking about making a site about riddles.
Users can join and upload riddles etc and you get points for answering riddles correct, like 5 riddles every ten minutes? and you can cash out your points for cool prizes the way i plan to make money is through adsense on the main page, and being able to do surveys for points.

* And lets say you start with 50 credits, and it costs 2 credits to guess a riddle the points go to a prize pool and the winner gets 80% (I take 20% to sink credits)

And if you loose all your credits you can buy them?

hmm very nice idea dude.
what will you name you site.
 

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Idk it's just an idea i would need help to make it.
 

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If you were to do this you would need 10000's of riddles, this would be to stop boting and so people don't get the same riddle over and over. Also, I don't think you could strictly make enough money with adsense, you could do it so if they complete 1 survey they get 5 goes at solving riddles.
 

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Kewl idea but adsense doesn't pay much rite? Petty amounts...
 

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Hmm maybe they start with fewer credits, so if they loose them all they have to either buy them or do a survey?
 

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Kazm, I'm intrested in helping with this^ Eg: Hosting(Domain buying)
 

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Are you sure, i have nothing only a bit of experiance making sites.
I have no affiliate network only an idea.
 

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use CPALEAD, Chitaka (and other sites like that. :0
 

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Have you got msn?
 

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Don't use cpalead, it sucks. Also, if your going to make a site thats unique you will need somebody that knows php
 

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Seems like this would extremely easy to abuse. Google ftw?
 

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Yeah you could abuse it with google for sure but look at this:

Starting credits 25:

5 Riddles per half an hour.
Each riddle would go for about 3 3/4 minutes
2 credits for entry.
For example say 25 people enter.
That's a prize pool of 40 (80%) with 10 credits sunk so to speak.
Every person who entered and got it correct, lets say #1. #3 #5 were using google and #2 #4 were not.
A randomizing system between the 5 people in total gave me #1
Who infact used google to get the anwser.
I dont know where im going with this -.-.
But even if 1000 people use google and get it right only 1 wins.
 

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Oh, that would help, the OP didn't say anything about this being a Riddle Raffle so I didn't think of it like that. You would still need a really high profit margin to stay ahead of the cheaters though, and probably a better strategy in the long run then "just absorb the loss".
 

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The concept itself allows this exploit, there won't be a perfect solution. But having people submit riddles is definitely only going to make the problem worse. Custom rewordings will help, but once a riddle goes live, it has a short life span.
 

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well maybe so it dosnt get googled it can be about tbn and make the site maybe for only tbn members than again it may lower your income
 

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You could try vaguely wording riddles to reduce search results on search engines, and implement a time limit, this would reduce cheaters, but not entirely.
 

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Yeah the general idea was 2-3 mins per riddle, if anyone can help create and help with domain etc i will owe you!

Bump /10characters
 
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what you could do is like after 10 riddles force a captcha input before they can go on to the next 10 riddles. That way it would keep botters away.
 

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Smart, thank you for the input.
 

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Are answers going to be multiple choice? Cause people have various ways of wording answers, so unless you have something to manually check the answers, it'll be hard for people to guess the exact wording.
 

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Yeah, I'd suggest a captcha every 2-3 actually. And this sounds like a great idea. I myself have no HTML experience so... sorry :p Then, I'd say a text box. Giving multiple choices is too easy... Unless you have something like this:

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Where the different check boxes are checked to string words together to create an answer. Thus, increasing the possibilities, and lowering the wording possibilities. I do see some flaws... But it should work...?
 
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