TriviaBot_QuestionMaker

TriviaBot_QuestionMaker

is meant to provide an easier way for TriviaBot quiz authors to create question lists in-game without having to manually edit the question templates in external editors.

Having TriviaBot loaded in addition allows them to send the question list they're working on to TriviaBot for testing how it plays out before saving and submitting it.

Usage

(check the screenshot for any reference to specific fields)

  • /tbqm to bring up the questionmaker window.
  • Type in a New List name or select one from the dropdown if you're continuing an existing List.
    This name has to be unique for the current working lists.
    Press <Enter> to automatically move to the next field.
  • Type in the Set Description.
    Press <Enter> to automatically insert or update it and move to the next field.
  • Type in the Set Author (your name, nick or player name as you prefer)
    Press <Enter> to insert or update it and move to the next field.

This completes the necessary input for the Question List Set.
You will not modify these fields again until you want to work on or start a new list.

  • Type in the Add Category field.
    Press <Enter> to insert a category and continue typing and pressing <Enter>
    until you have all the categories you need for your Question List (eg. Cataclysm <Enter> Lore <Enter> Encounters)
    Pressing <Enter> when the field is empty will assume you are done adding categories and move to the Question Field so you can begin adding questions.
  • Type in a Question:.
    Press <Enter> to move to the answers field.
  • Type in your Answers:.
    If you need to enter multiple answers separate them with a semicolon ;
    Example: two;2;second if you want to have all 3 as valid answers to your question.
    Press <Enter> to move to Points and again to move to Hints.
    Both of those fields are optional meaning you can leave them empty.
    The questionmaker will add the default value of 1 for the Points itself.
    You can also enter multiple hints by separating them with semicolons.
    Example: number;small number
  • Pressing [Next] (the bottom right button) will insert that question to your list and move the focus back to the Question field for entering the next one.
    Tip:You can set a keybind to the Next/Update button from Game Options -> Keybindings -> Triviabot QuestionMaker, for mouse-free data entry.
    Example: Ctrl+Enter
    That way you can keep typing and pressing enter to move between fields and <Ctrl+Enter> to insert the Question without touching your mouse.
    It speeds things up considerably.
  • Finally the Browse field and forward/backward buttons allow you to navigate to previous questions to make corrections/additions.
    When you navigate to an existing question the [Next] button will change to [Update].
  • When you are done editing your Question Lists press the [Save List] button at the bottom.
    This will Reload your User Interface and dump the Question Lists you were working on to the Addon SavedVariables.

Look into World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\<youraccount>\SavedVariables\
TriviaBot_QuestionMaker.lua is the file you want to be zipping up and submitting to the TriviaBot authors for inclusion to the addon.

Converting your QuestionMaker saved variables to a standalone Quiz plugin

Advanced

Using the [Test] button at bottom left will send the question list currently selected in QuestionMaker to TriviaBot (v2.7.0 or higher only!) for testing it out.
(Test button will only appear if TriviaBot is detected loaded)

To return to your original TriviaBot Lists press the [Reload] button that will appear on TriviaBot control panel when a QuestionMaker List is loaded.
Pressing it will reload the original TriviaBot Questions.
This doesn't affect QuestionMaker in any way, your working List is still there unaffected to add to / edit or save.

F.A.Q.

Q: Can I add my saved QuestionMaker Lists to TriviaBot?
A: Yes, that's the whole point :)
However since this is primarily intended as a helper tool for submitting questions to the TriviaBot team it's recommended to just zip up and post your saved variables and let them do the minor adjustments necessary.

Q: Can I add existing TriviaBot Question Lists to QuestionMaker so I can add/correct them in-game?
A: Yes again, but this will also require you to do some simple but nevertheless manual file operations.
The procedure will be described in comments if there's alot of requests for it.

Enjoy, and get cracking out with those Cataclysm-ready Quizzes.

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  • Avatar of Dridzt Dridzt Sep 06, 2012 at 11:48 UTC - 0 likes

    To attach a file to a comment,

    • first type out your text and hit post,
    • then mouseover the top right corner of your post and
    • click the 'paperclip' icon.
    Last edited Sep 06, 2012 by Dridzt
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