What is a FAQ sheet and why do we have one? A FAQ sheet contains Frequently Asked Questions (that's how they got the term FAQ). These are questions that we get and answer often enough to have put into a sheet so you can save time from writing them, and we can save time in responding. This is considered "good customer service".
1: Hey, something changed!
2: I'm playing Math Flashcards and - (1) I always have to scroll up (2) the display is too big
3: I submitted a suggestion and I never heard anything from you
4: You give the answers, why?
5: Hey, I saw that Math Square game on another site
6: What does the future hold?
7: What domains work, and which don't?
- Hey, something changed!
Well, we moved to a new server that we own and manage in May 2005. While we were making that change we redesigned the site to make it easier for members and non-members alike.
We also upgraded the store in May 2005.
As a reminder, all of the drill games have a "free" component. We want you to use them and enjoy them, without charge.
- I'm playing Math Flashcards and - (1) I always have to scroll up (2) the display is too big
- I submitted a suggestion and I never heard anything from you
- Okay, math time now. We got over 125,000,000 hits in in the last year. That is about 4,100,000 unique visitors. If just 2% sent an e-mail that is 82,000 e-mail messages. If 50% put on an e-mail address (optional) then that is 41,000 unique people who we would have to respond to. While that is only 112 people a day, if I took 5 minutes to respond to every one it would only take me 9 hours and 20 minutes to do my e-mail... Now, would you rather we develop games in that time or respond to e-mail? Right, building games is our priority too.
- You give the answers, why?
- My guess is that you are asking this question because you are using the site as a testing tool. That is not the goal of the site. The goal of the site is to be a drill game and study resource. You get it wrong, you are told the right answer, and then you move on to the next drill item. Sure you can try to use it to test, but the browser will stop you from being able to do that. Since the browser has a back key it is very easy to defeat the system by "guessing" and if wrong using the back key and trying again. We are looking at creating a sub-site for testing, but it is very low on our priority list. we would rather spend the time, money and effort building new drill games.
- Hey, I saw that Math Square game on another site
- Yep, you did. The Math Square game was developed here first. It was based on a thing I used to do in high school to keep me awake in boring classes. In homeroom I would create a set of random squares and then throughout the day, if I was bored, I would solve them. Did I develop this game? I doubt it. I'm sure some other kid was doing this to stop from being bored in class prior to 1973. On the other hand, I do know that I put it on the net "first" and that the other site liked it so much they copied it. And, no, I'm not going to list the other site here. If you find the copycats, you'll know it.
- What does the future hold?
Well, we have been adding new drills at the rate of one very three months or so. In addition, we have been enhancing drills as well.
In no order the games in the works are:
- Weights and Measures
- Grade level on Vocabulary
- World Geography
- Myths and Legends
- Chemestry enhancement
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Health Education (What I originally went to college for all those many years ago)
- What domains work, and which don't?
- Domains that work:
educationforkids.com was "stolen" out from under us when an ISP failed to renew the domain name for us. We hope to have it back someday. We have indicated to the people offering it for sale for thousands of dollars that we will litigate with any buyer who attempts to purchase the domain name and enter into a competitive business with us as we do have a registered trademark to the name.