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Oracle Quiz Answers [message #225784] Wed, 21 March 2007 08:28 Go to next message
jkoopmann
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Just an FYI to my Oracle friends.

Last week I stumbled across a website sponsored by Confio that provides a monthly quiz that allows you to test your knowledge of Oracle.

Click Here to Take Quiz

And they give away free stuff for winners!
Re: Oracle Quiz Answers [message #225828 is a reply to message #225784] Wed, 21 March 2007 12:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
joy_division
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This quiz is crap. It is just an advertisement for Confio and SQL Server. There are NO Oracle questions. Don't bother, but if you do, don't use your real name or email address.
Re: Oracle Quiz Answers [message #225830 is a reply to message #225784] Wed, 21 March 2007 12:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jkoopmann
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for testing purposes Confio seemed to have put a bogus quiz out there and when javascript is disabled on a web browser this quiz gets pulled in.

Confio has since fixed this issue in that they have removed the bogus quiz.

[Updated on: Thu, 22 March 2007 10:02]

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Re: Oracle Quiz Answers [message #225856 is a reply to message #225830] Wed, 21 March 2007 14:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
joy_division
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These were the questions I got:

1. Microsoft SQL is faster than Oracle (true/false)
- Which of course I answered False.

2. Who makes the best Oracle enhancement tool? (Confio/Oracle/Microsoft)
- Which of course I answered Oracle by default since I don't know what Confio is and Microsoft having the best Oracle tool? That's a laugh.

3. Enter my email address

Then it said I failed the test with zero correct answers.

If ever there was a scam, this surely is one.
Re: Oracle Quiz Answers [message #225877 is a reply to message #225784] Wed, 21 March 2007 16:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
joy_division
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This is the site I was directed to in the link:

http://www.dbaquiz.com/redirects/blogs.aspx?source=blogs

which the redirects to a shortened URL:

http://www.dbaquiz.com/

OK, it is possible I am getting that bogus page because I do not allow evil javascripts to run in my browser. I don't understand javascript, so I can't decipher the source code of the page which might be sending me elsewhere.


Re: Oracle Quiz Answers [message #225884 is a reply to message #225877] Wed, 21 March 2007 16:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mahesh Rajendran
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It has to do with javascripts.
Curious folks might want to check the attached executable screenshot.
  • Attachment: thatquiz.exe
    (Size: 1.14MB, Downloaded 225 times)
Re: Oracle Quiz Answers [message #225886 is a reply to message #225784] Wed, 21 March 2007 17:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jkoopmann
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1st, thanks to Mahesh for this executable and pointing me in the right direction.

i surely disabled my javascript and got the same results as joy_division.

2nd, my deep appologies to joy, littlefoot, and anyone here that i might have offended.

3rd, i will be getting back with Confio to tell them they better watch out for this type of bad testing on their external website.

AGAIN, sorry for all the confusion and hopefully there are no ill-feelings here. i am just glad we got tot he bottom of this.
Re: Oracle Quiz Answers [message #226058 is a reply to message #225886] Thu, 22 March 2007 07:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
joy_division
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No offense taken on my part. I just wanted to point out that I was not seeing the page that was advertised.
Re: Oracle Quiz Answers [message #226110 is a reply to message #225784] Thu, 22 March 2007 10:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jkoopmann
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just got confirmation from Confio that they have fixed this issue of the mystery quiz.
Re: Oracle Quiz Answers [message #226258 is a reply to message #226110] Fri, 23 March 2007 01:50 Go to previous message
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No problem here either ./fa/1986/0/

P.S. Oh yes, I believe we can close this discussion now?

[Updated on: Fri, 23 March 2007 01:51]

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