From Gustav Delius (gwd2 at york.ac.uk) Thursday, 30 December 2004, 07:08 PM:
if you still haven't observed any negative side effects of this hack then I would like to put it into Moodle 1.5.
From Gustav Delius (gwd2 at york.ac.uk) Saturday, 7 May 2005, 01:39 AM:
Ah, I almost forgot about this. Our new code again rules out negative marks for questions. I am not sure why, it just seemed natural to us. I will see if I find the time to fix that, it shouldn't be too difficult. I am upgrading the priority on this.
From Gustav Delius (gwd2 at york.ac.uk) Thursday, 23 February 2006, 05:49 PM:
This subject has come up again on the forums, see for example http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=40310&parent=185678
From Gustav Delius (gwd2 at york.ac.uk) Thursday, 23 February 2006, 05:51 PM:
Also see http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=40128.
We could implement another quiz option to allow negative marks for questions.
From John Isner (john.isner at gmail.com) Tuesday, 11 July 2006, 08:04 PM:
Standardized tests such as the SAT deduct 1/4 point for each wrong answer to a MCQ. It is very difficult to simulate those tests in moodle without this feature.