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Creative - Weird - Odd Profile Questions:

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Created on: 11/08/08 12:07 AM Views: 1831 Replies: 14
Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 12:07 AM

This is an open request to all website Administrators ...

I would like some help in creating Classmate Profiles questions. I am looking for some creative, funny, weird, odd and/or unusual questions that would make classmates revisit their fellow classmate’s profiles.

Please submit your Classmate Profiles questions. Thanks in advance.

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Edited 11/08/08 12:11 AM
Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 4:12 PM - Response #1

Hi, Under "Spouse/Partner" I tried to add questions like, "Did you marry your high school sweetheart?" and "How did you meet your Spouse/Partner", "What do you consider his most endearing quality" (we're an all girl school) etc. This to encourage them entering a little more info than just name. Couldn't figure out how to add it to the existing box Kept creating new box. I may just type it in with brackets rather than use the question and answer generators.
Also wondering if these questions would be considered too intrusive. What do you think?

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Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 6:36 PM - Response #2

I thought I'd come up with some interesting questions but so far no one's bothered to answer any of them. They just type in their name and address, but I'll list them anyway:

1. What I wanted to be when I grew up; what I was; and what I thought of it.

2. My words of wisdom, or what I have learned in my "advancing" years.

3. My nomination for Best High School Teacher and why.
4. My nomination for Worst High School Teacher and why.

5. Memories of Fenger High School.

6. Memories of growing up in Roseland (our community).

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Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 7:17 PM - Response #3

Hey Joy Joy . . .

Thank you for your response. I like the question: How did you meet your Spouse/Partner? I do not think this question is to intrusive, but the question about the your spouse's endearing qualities may only attract spouses instead of additional classmates :O)

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Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 7:22 PM - Response #4

Hey Carole ... Thanks for responding. I like your questions. I agree it is tough to get classmates involved ... that is why I asked for weird - creative and odd profile questions.

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Monday, November 10, 2008 at 5:06 AM - Response #5

Hey, how about "What's on your "Bucket List"? Razz

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Monday, November 10, 2008 at 7:06 PM - Response #6

I put up a class questionnaire on our class bulletin board. This is a separate site from our class website but now with the customizable profiles I'm going to put the questionnaire questions in the profiles.

Here are the questions I used...they seemed to create some excitement!

1. Name?
2. Where do you live now?
3. Where else have you lived?
4. If you could build a second house anywhere, where would it be?
5. Still have family around Fosston?
6. How often do you get back to Fosston?
7. Would you ever move back to the Fosston area?
8. Do you still see/talk to/hang out with any classmates? Who?
9. What did you do right after high school?
10. What do you do now?
11. How did you get into that?
12. What did you want to do or think you were going to do when you finished high school?
13. Past jobs?
14. What did you always want to do that you haven’t done yet?
15. High points of your life since high school?
16. Married? To who? When? How long?
17. Kids?
18. Grand kids?
19. What do you like to do in your spare time?
20. Any vices?
21. Travel much?
22. What's the farthest you've been from home?
23. Favorite place to go?
24. Places you want to go?
25. How old do you feel?
26. Any grey hair yet?
27. What would we be surprised to know about you?
28. Did you have any nicknames in school?
29. Any nicknames now?
30. What’s your favorite memory of FHS?
31. Least favorite memory?
32. Biggest thing you would do differently if you went back to your time at FHS?
33. What are your memories of high school (i.e. secret crush, embarrassing moment, funniest thing you did in high school, favorite high school hang out, favorite teachers)?
34. Favorite Drinks?
35. Favorite sports?
36. Favorite Food?
37. Favorite Movies?
38. Favorite music?
39. What was the last cd you bought?
40. Famous or interesting people you've met?
41. Cool things you've done?
42. Any words of wisdom?
43. Anything else we should know?

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Monday, November 10, 2008 at 7:14 PM - Response #7

These are great. Thanks for sharing.

Carole

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 12:03 AM - Response #8

Dave! Love it. Very good!

May I have your permission to include those in our FAQs section? Me likes.


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Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 6:35 AM - Response #9

Dave,
Love the questions, do you mind if some of them get "borrowed"

Johanne

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 10:47 AM - Response #10

Absolutely, feel free to use or post where ever....that's why I shared them!

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Edited 11/11/08 10:48 AM
Friday, November 14, 2008 at 6:33 PM - Response #11

I graduated at a military school in Okinawa,Japan: so I included a question asking:
-What do you miss most about Okinawa?

Questions that everyone can use are:
-Have your or are you serving in the military? If so, what branch and how many years?
-Were you referred to this site by a classmate? (We are having a Classmate Challenge; classmates get a point for each missing classmate they get to the site and the winner gets a prize!)
-How far will you travel, one way, to attend the reunion? (Person traveling the farthest will get a prize)
-What college(s) have you attended?
-Degrees earned?

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Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 12:02 AM - Response #12

Hey people ... Y'all have come up with some great questions for the Profile's questions. Thanks!!!

There are two that I have put on top of each other and have been getting great responses.

Date Married:
How/Where did you meet your Spouse/Partner:

Thanks again for sharing.

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Monday, November 17, 2008 at 7:37 PM - Response #13

Hi,
The question I got most reaction to when I put it on the Profiles is "What music would you like played at your funeral?"

I appreciate it might upset some people so you need to be sure of your audience first. I just felt it was a different way of finding out about Classmate's musical tastes and does prevent the endless lists of songs and artists that some add to their Profiles. My old Classmates have found it a humorous approach and, so far, have responded in the same vein.
Mark

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Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 3:41 PM - Response #14

Several years ago our class did a 43rd reunion(bet no other class has done that!). We had a great questionnaire. I couldn't believe the interesting and detailed answers, all of which we published in a booklet, the cover of which was the scanned front of our yearbook. I was blown away by the significant achievements listed by several classmates--ones who didn't stand out in any way during their high school days. I was so glad the achievements question had been included.

Name:
Spouse name:
Address:
Children/grandchildren:
Occupation:
Spouse Occupation:
Military:
Favorite Teacher:
1st Car:
1st job/salary:
Where you have lived:
Retirement:
Education:
Travel:
What you do for fun:
Accomplishments (include personal and professional):
I would change:
Tales 'n' Tidbits:
School memories:

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