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Tuzilla  (Level: 144.5 - Posts: 3839)
Mon, 8th Sep '08 2:30 PM


Over 700 Community Quizzes have been launched since they started with a group called Famous/Infamous Folks. They provide us with a twist on quiz writing by presenting an idea (subject) for a quiz. They also take a lot of pressure off you to come up with a subject, often the hardest part of quiz writing.

With the recent changes allowing CQs to be launched as soon as they rise to the top of the queue, instead of being launched in one fell swoop to the consternation of a few members, making them is easier than ever.

For those of you who have never created a CQ, or even a quiz. Here is all you need to do:

1. Look at the post for the upcoming CQ. For September, it is titled: SEPTEMBER CQ -- Sharpen your keyboards. Inside that post is the subject for the quizzes...SPORTS NOT USING A BALL

2. Think about the subject and come up with your own take on it. Some authors mercilessly twist and stretch the subject.

3. Create your quiz. Pick a name for your quiz using the naming guide on line 6 and 7 of the announcement.

4. Pick a category for your quiz. If the proper category is not yet posted, put it in a different CQ category. The editors will switch it when the proper category becomes available.

5. Write the details/description of your quiz. Use the opening sentence from the announcement (Welcome to the September CQ, a game for quiz takers and makers.) Then give people a few lines about the content of the quiz.

6. Write your questions and answers. Make them as tough or easy as you wish. The most successful CQs seem to fall in the area of a 3-4 level of difficulty.

7. Launch it and see how it goes.

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Mon, 8th Sep '08 2:56 PM


Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Mon, 8th Sep '08 7:19 PM

No thanks.

Bbear  (Level: 166.9 - Posts: 2297)
Mon, 8th Sep '08 7:41 PM

Come on folks! The ones done so far have been super. I even did well on a NASCAR, for cryin' out loud. This is one of the really neat features of this site, especially now that they become tournaments later in the month.

Sharpen your brains....there are billions of sports without balls. If you look at the ones so far this month, they include that crazy Scottish phone pole tossing, ringette (which turns out to be a pretty neat sport) and the running of the bulls.

Go for it!

Koota  (Level: 187.3 - Posts: 2114)
Tue, 9th Sep '08 12:38 AM

I used to write a CQ every month and it really is fun to see how everybody takes a different slant on the same subject.

I've been really busy lately and I haven't written a CQ in the past few months, but ... HEY! What is really more important here?

Sploofus time, of course! I've gotta get my priorities straight and get back to writing quizzes!

Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Tue, 9th Sep '08 5:12 AM

What's the latest category, I haven't been checking in as often as I'd like to.....

Kaufman  (Level: 267.7 - Posts: 3941)
Tue, 9th Sep '08 6:01 AM

"Sports without balls", although some of the chosen topics haven't been 100% without

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Tue, 9th Sep '08 9:04 AM

If the categories ever get interesting again......

I don't even see the community quizzes anymore. They must be tucked away somewhere special? They don't come out with the rest of the new quizzes.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Tue, 9th Sep '08 9:17 AM

Could be intewresting Lodi....
Is that indoor or outdoor sports????

Dale0555  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 1)
Tue, 9th Sep '08 1:41 PM


Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Wed, 10th Sep '08 3:38 AM

Lodi, how about that game we played that time? Now what was it called? Hmmmmmmm............................! Didn't you refer to it as Whip,Chain,Dwarf and Puppy? It was fun all the same. Ooops! Can't use that one. I forgot about that steel ball. Never mind.

Flcyclist  (Level: 131.1 - Posts: 691)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 1:27 AM

Are we still supposed to post it somewhere that we've launched a community quiz like in the past?

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 2:46 AM

Felix, I used to call it "Whip, Chain, Puppy" until you came along. Thanks for adding to the game.

Maurlin  (Level: 220.5 - Posts: 2707)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 5:33 AM

This is where we're supposed to post that we have launched our September CQ.

I'd better get busy today and do mine!

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