Talk:2588: Party Quadrants

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I added a first draft. I'm sure someone can make it better.

The Venn diagram specifically says my birthday party. Barmar (talk) 00:01, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

I can't be the only person who thinks I'd like to go to that party. Angel (talk) 23:44, 2 March 2022 (UTC)

Randall doesn't think so, as evidenced by his placing it about an eighth of the way down the chart, rather than completely in the top right - he thinks it will at least be some fun for some people. 14:02, 3 March 2022 (UTC)
That party sounds fun! I like to see how fast I can name all the countries in the world in alphabetical order on Sporcle!Mathmannix (talk) 02:20, 4 March 2022 (UTC)

Competitions are not uncommon at parties. E.g. "pin the tail on the donkey". Barmar (talk) 00:01, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

I assume the "not fun" for others part is trivia, specifically geography trivia. 01:05, 3 March 2022 (UTC)
I am clearly Randall. I definitely cannot organise parties. The last BBQ I tried to organise, for the neighbours, was pre-Millenium. The weather did not cooperate and the neighbours moved away within only 10-15 more years!
(I also haven't even had a birthday party since the early '80s, and haven't minded missing the stressfulness of the occasion at all.)
Oh, and of course I do love a good map-based problem. 01:50, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

Why are there no examples of party games in the other 3 quadrants?

Am I missing something important? For the other 3 quadrants, why are there no examples of party games that may be enjoyed/not enjoyed. Eg; Squid Game (not enjoyed by anyone), TenPin Bowling (probably enjoyed by everyone). Beechmere (talk) 02:09, 3 March 2022 (UTC)Beechmere

Less is more? There's three things. Two different 'party zones' that pretty much are the same thing, except for slight birthday-boy/host differences in emphasis, and the party that happens, which is a self-indulgent planned activity that lies entirely outside those. :There are probably an infinite number of other 'party game spots' to place, but I think it's funny enough to show 'reality doesn't match theory' in just the one highly specific way. YMMV, but that's my interpretation. 03:22, 3 March 2022 (UTC)
Agree. The joke is that this diagram clearly indicates where his party should lie on this diagram. Fine if it's his birthday, it's OK it is more fun for him than the guest, but not so it would move up to not fun for the guest. And then he adds his latest attempt at a party, which is extremely fun to him and extremely dull for his guests, a long way from what is appropriate for a party. --Kynde (talk) 07:59, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

The statement "while music would be considered fun for most people" should be removed or a [citation needed] added. People have no concept of appropriate volume and have different taste in music, making it no fun, or alternatingly fun, for most attendees. Parties are much more fun when you can actually hear and understand the people around you.

Depends on the party, otherwise people wouldn't go into discos. Elektrizikekswerk (talk) 12:50, 4 March 2022 (UTC)

The snacks are probably why the Sporcle geometry party isn't further up on the graph. But they're not enough by themselves to move the party into the "fun for guests" half. Barmar (talk) 18:07, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

I am puzzled by Randall's guest list. If he is inviting random people off the street, why is he inviting random people off the street? If he enjoys geography trivia, why doesn't he know people who enjoy geography trivia? Clearly there is something more deeply wrong with his party organizing than simply having non-conventional tastes. This should be discussed. A Zorn's lemma themed party is great fun if you invite the right people. 21:30, 4 March 2022 (UTC)

Perhaps someone should organize a Sporcle geography tournament themed party and invite Randall. I'd go, but IMO there should be at least some ambient background music.
I would guess that it's because it's a *birthday* party - guests are invited based on acquaintanceship with Randall, not on commonality of any other interests. L-Space Traveler (talk) 16:27, 7 November 2023 (UTC)