"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to succeed"

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard"

"Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction."

"If you can dream it, you can do it"

"It never gets easier... You just get better"

"You don't get what you wish for... You get what you work for "

"Winners never quit and quitters never win"

"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great"

"Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places"

"Failures are the stepping stones to Success"

"Stars can't shine without darkness"

FAQ

General Info
What is bridgeboffin.com all about?
Bridgeboffin.com is a platform that helps Bridge players of all levels to improve their Bridge skills
What does a membership website mean?

A membership website means that an user needs to register first in order to navigate within the site.

What does bridgeboffin.com offer?

Bridgeboffin.com offers contemporary improvement facilities: hands-on approach with minimal text and extensive use of visuals

I find the font size too small. How can I increase it?

You can increase/decrease the font size by pressing Control +/-.

To return to original size press Control 0.

or

Learn how: http://www.wikihow.com/Zoom-With-a-Web-Browser

What is 'blended learning'?

Blended learning is a combination of traditional ‘face to face’ and ‘online’ learning. 

Why does the site display differently on some of the other computers?

Bridgeboffin website is viewed by users having various screen resolutions and using different browsers.

Your browsing experience should be similar regardless of what browser or resolutions you use for the most part, with slight variations.

However should you face a problem in operating the site on your computer, please contact us with details of your screen resolution.

To know your screen resolution, click : http://www.whatismyscreenresolution.com/

Why does my page appear mal-formatted or the content lopsided at times?

This problem might occur if you are looking at a page which is not fully loaded.

The above might happen due to a number of reasons:

1. Internet connectivity issues

2. Slow server response

3. Clicking a navigation button before the page is fully loaded

Should you face a problem like this, most of the time the problem can be resolved by refreshing the page.

To  learn how to refresh your browser: http://www.wikihow.com/Force-Refresh-in-Your-Internet-Browser

Bridge Related
What are the improvement methods that Boffin offers?

Improvement methods are: Bridge conventions with visual explanations, interactive quizzes that reinforce learned material and tutorial based improvement courses

What are the improvement levels at bridgeboffin.com?

There are 3 levels: Improver - Advanced - Expert. The Learner is the "King" at bridgeboffin.com!

Which learning concept is the inspiration of bridgeboffin.com?

Blended learning - a combination of modern online and traditional learning techniques

When answering a quiz question, why at times does the system take too much time?

Generally, the delay is due to a slow internet connection.

However, answering a new question before receiving the answer to the previous question, aggravates the situation.

What is the concept of Boffin's quizzes?

Bridge is a game of options. Boffin's quizzes are not a test, they are a self assessment tool.

What is the benefit of 'flow charted' Bridge conventions?

Flow charts are ideal for presenting a situation, where there are multiple options.
Bridge conventions sequentially explained with flow charts offer an instant and better understanding of the subject.

Membership/Login
What is the internal operating currency of bridgeboffin.com?

The internal operating currency of bridgeboffin.com are Boffin credits. 1US$ = 100 Boffin credits

What are the membership options?

There are 3 membership options:

Freemium - the user registers for free and pays as he goes

Gold - the user pays US$4/mo to get 400 Boffin credits. He receives 100 bonus credits

Platinum - the user pays US$7/mo to get 700 Boffin credits. He receives 250 bonus credits

Are there any special memberships for large groups: classes, clubs, federations?

Yes. Work is in progress to offer special benefits to large groups.

Will Boffin offer Bridge teachers tools to enhance Bridge teaching?

Yes, Boffin aims to offer Bridge teachers tools to take Bridge learning to a new dimension.

Bridgeboffin.com aims to be the perfect partner for Bridge teachers!

Social Media
What social media functions will bridgeboffin provide?

Bridgeboffin.com is developing tools to provide easy communication

Are there anything new planned on the social media front?

Yes, they are in the conceptual stage.

How does Boffin visualize working with social media?

Social media is the communication tool of the 21st century. Facebook, Twitter and similar sites are ideal for connecting people and getting the word across.

Boffin's plans to give Bridge players a new experience using social media tools: blogs, polls, instant messaging, photo and video sharing, marketing etc

Marketing
How does a member benefit from the marketing activities of bridgeboffin.com?

All individual members may benefit from the diverse affiliate marketing liaisons which the website plans to put into action soon: e.g. discounts from site advertisers.

How can Bridge clubs, federations benefit from the marketing set up?

Advertize with Boffin to get the maximum mileage for events/special activities.

Opportunities
Can bridgeboffin.com be seen as a site to popularize Bridge, especially amongst youngsters?

Yes. Young people are very active on the internet and social media.

A high tech, interactive website that enhances Bridge learning will readily appeal to a large number of people, especially the youth.

This in turn will popularize Bridge.

Will Boffin have any job opportunities?

Hopefully, yes...lots of them! 

In which areas are jobs foreseen?

Being a technology supported member based site, Boffin will have job opportunties in the following areas: web and graphic design, coding, affiliate marketing, travel, social media functions, content writing and general admin. Needless to say, that there will be plenty of opportunities for Bridge players and teachers.

Will preference be given to Bridge players seeking jobs?

Yes.

Bug Report
What is a bug?

A bug in IT language, refers to an error, fault or flaw in any computer program or a hardware system. A bug is something which is not part of the design structure.

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