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caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.4 - Posts: 21604)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 11:13 AM

FAMILY TIES OF SPLOOFUS MEMBERS

I know how a few of you are related but not others. Also think it would be interesting to know if those who are "Friends in person" knew each other before joining Sploofus or if friendship developed here. My son got me started on this thing. I believe he must have found it very early in its inception.-I have been here since there were no editors acting in that capacity anyway. I asked Slicko once how he became so good at the games. He said he used to be good at video games. Sean, my son, used to be very good also-pac Man my earliest recollection. Sean is no longer active here-don't know if he ever participated much in Chat but he played the games that were availailable and sometimes reluctantly took my quizzes when I was still writing them. He like any here was rather obsessed with "times" and points. Not sure why he quit-perhaps because his job is in computers-tech support and so he gets away from they for his social life-just curious-Linda

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 11:27 AM

Although I have introduced others to sploofus, including family members, I didn't know anyone here when I joined. And I can't remember how I ended up finding sploofus. I was probably surfing porn at work or something and chickfbref1 came up.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 11:30 AM

Both of my daughters are here, and a grandson drifts through from time to tme. I have a few real-life friends here too, mostly my trivia players. Big John has a membership too but rarely logs on and doesn't play anything. He mostly uses it to message me from work.

maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.4 - Posts: 2671)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 11:34 AM

This is an interesting topic! My daughter, Bravegator, joined after I told her about it. For those of you who have already responded, would you be willing to share the screen names of your family members...or is that a closely guarded secret like the identities of the editors and of Spiderman.

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.4 - Posts: 21604)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 11:37 AM

Sean, my son's name was magnumpci-Linda

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 11:52 AM

Niece is nbrooks and sister is travhops2. No asking them any embarrassing family secrets either.

chyenn
Chyenn  (Level: 202.6 - Posts: 1332)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 11:59 AM

i found out about Sploofus in a computer tips newsletter i get from worldstart.com in Jan 05. i invited David aka mightydog (the very significant other in my life) to join soon after that. i also invited my oldest daughter but she says she never has much time on the internet and didn't join. my other 2 kids don't have computers but they aren't really trivia minded anyway.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 12:02 PM

My daughters are Goddess28 and Draculasbride68. The grandsons have been through a few names as they let their memberships lapse. One of them was Bishopofdreams, one was Navysquirrrel and one was Junebug something. Big John is - ta dahhhh - Bigjohn. My Trivia kids are Heavyboots, Terryhazelnuts, Chloebelle and 2fortheshow and Pland. Not sure all are still active. Maybe forgetting someone.

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.8 - Posts: 6058)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 12:02 PM

I think I was searching Trivia Games Online 2 1/2 years ago when I found Sploofus. Didn't know anyone here or hadn't heard of it before then. I have always loved music and classic country music which back when it started was blended in with Elvis, the Beatles and whatever else was popular at the time. It was all on the same radio station. Could be Elvis, Buddy Holly, George Jones, Conway Twitty, the Platters. I came across Vlcrowe's "Vickie's" quizzes, and was hooked from then on. I've been using the Internet about 3 years, and was a little leery of some sites. I have met some friendly, fascinating people since I've been here and can't imagine life without "Sploofus Island". It always feels like coming home!

Marilyn...

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 12:04 PM

Excellent topic, Linda.

embee
Embee  (Level: 86.7 - Posts: 362)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 12:56 PM

I might get arrested if I tell you how I heard about Sploofus. I didn't know anyone prior to joining. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

spacecat
Spacecat  (Level: 159.0 - Posts: 667)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 1:47 PM

Wish I had found this site earlier than mid 2007. Was looking to access if possible the NTN trivia network, via home computer rather always have to sit at a bar to play, when the search engine listed sploofus. Was just going to browse around for a bit and leave and chose the name of a character in a childhood book. The variety of games (not just quizzes) and the possibility to write quizzes was intriguing so I took out a gold membership. My dad in his late seventies accessed the site a few times but went back to playing solitaire. Have a few friends who play regularly but are not paying members.

cujgie
Cujgie  (Level: 173.8 - Posts: 754)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 2:36 PM

I found Sploofus through a grammar site whose owner loves trivia games (he's themudge here, but he's very busy with teaching college, so I'm beating him). My high-functioning autistic son (Taoman) who grew up with Atari and computers and remembers everything he reads, got hooked watching me play, and will shoot past me soon.

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 3:05 PM

My family members refuse to belong to anything I am associated with.

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 261.1 - Posts: 2770)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 3:11 PM

My wife & son pop in now and then for the TQODs, and I introduced a friend in our village.

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.4 - Posts: 5492)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 3:46 PM

My son was on here a few times and even wrote a quiz but because of the age thing he didn't stay. He was 12 at the time. He did take some quizzes using my name...I joined here in September of 2004, just a couple of months after it original launched. I was just surfing the net when I found the site...One of the first to welcome me here was Dariana and we got to talking and found out we shared some ancestors! There were no editors then either. My how times have changed...I'm just wondering how many of the original members are still here....
Vickie

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 261.1 - Posts: 2770)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 3:55 PM

I was apparently number 64.
Trouble is, I was younger than that then, but I ain't now!

kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 202.1 - Posts: 1190)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 4:43 PM

I found Sploofus while I was studying for LMT boards a couple of years back and I wanted to take Myology quizzes LOL. I found plenty of them and related topics. While I was on here one day my then 11 year old daughter started playing around and got hopelessly hooked, so I got her a membership. Then I became hooked and signed on. She was a little too young at that time and we're holding off a while before she gets another membership. She still does her QODs and takes quizzes from time to time and is starting to get interested in the Who/Wheres so it may not be too long.

If Sploofus ever gets an IM feature, I know that would pique her curiosity

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.4 - Posts: 5492)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 5:25 PM

Surreyman you will always be young to me...you're only 21 so remember that!....
Vickie

achad
Achad  (Level: 204.5 - Posts: 661)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 5:41 PM

Don't remember what I was looking for but wandered into the site May last year, just after I'd been nagged into rejoining the whole Web thing after a long absence. Didn't do much for a few months until I took a quiz written by Mitchy (the music queen!) who PM'd me to thank me for taking her quiz. It was wonderful to be made welcome (Thanks Mitchy!!!!!!!!). Since then it has been a good time of chatting with and actually meeting up with (Noodlepops) some of the great people on the Island (It is really coming back?)
Andy

jeannette
Jeannette  (Level: 111.1 - Posts: 1736)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 5:54 PM

my sister eileen in canada introduced me have loved it ever since .made lots of friends ,i love the feeling of community on here ,.great people great site what more can i say xxj

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 5:58 PM

My grandmother Lodi got me to join!

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 6:10 PM

Felix, you are vicious and mean. But Lodi likes that in a man.

I'm here from the kimkomando newsletter almost 3 years ago. I stayed because of the WPs. I refuse to let the dogs and cats use my computer, so till they can afford their own, nobody in the family is here. But they already have their screen names ready when they save up their allowances.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 6:12 PM

Oh, I forgot. Patches got on my computer last night without permission.

She apparently did a search on "?????????????????????" and came up with 3 porn sites. Bad BAD girl!

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 6:25 PM

I had put together a team for a trivia night competition and was searching the web for quizzes to brush up on my trivia when I came across Sploofus. (My team came in 4th place at that competition due to a 3-way tie for 2nd place that was broken by a straw-draw.)

I introduced my brother, Fainodraino, sister-in-law, Scifidwarf, and mom, Howdydoodie (who only does QoTD). Faino then got his wife, Christofu and tons of his students to join, and Scifidwarf got her son to join, but I don't remember his handle and I don't think he does much since he's just a kiddo.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 6:37 PM

My granddaughter, Jessied, is a member and mainly just does the daily question, as does my new daughter-in-law of about 8 weeks, Sassychap.

I wish I could remember how I discovered Sploofus. I don't think anyone told me about it; there are several friends who have joined after I have asked them to take my quizzes.

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.6 - Posts: 3302)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 6:44 PM

I was introduced to Sploofus by the moderator of a Soap Opera trivia board that I frequented. Her name here is Panda, but I never see her about. Clearly, I am the addict, and not her.

My daughter, Weeblemama, only does her daily question. Sometimes if I beg her, she will take a particular quiz of mine, but that's very rare. About 6 months ago I tried to put her on my friends list, and she's never even answered that automated request. Some friend!

francesann
Francesann  (Level: 55.5 - Posts: 124)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 7:07 PM

My son introduced me to spoofus but we like to keep our relationship a mystery as I might cramp his style
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felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 7:16 PM

Or maybe my other grandmother JJ was the one that.................................

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 7:22 PM

Refer you to other thread and quote by Rose Marie.

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 8:26 PM

I found the site on my own, and introduced it to many family members, students and friends, several who are still around but mostly just do the TQOTD.

My son is Mordecai, my sister is Jenn13, my niece is around here somewhere, and my newest sister-in-law, and my friend Kittymama.

"Met" lots of folks here I now call my friends. Like many of you, Vlcrowe was the first person who made personal contact with me here, and she set the tone for my friendly Island experience

linenlady
Linenlady  (Level: 159.1 - Posts: 306)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 9:01 PM

My daughter, Robin, Rnmorg, kept trying to get me to join and I kept refusing, saying that I had enough to do without getting all tied up with trivia! She got my brother, Butchtriv, and my other daughter, Frstnoel, and my friend, Madwoman to join so I finally gave in. Robin joined in November of 04 and I joined in March of 05. Butchtriv is still active but mostly with his TQOTD. Noel, Frstnoel does WOW a lot, so only looks in once in a while. My job requires far more of my time than it used to so I mainly noodle around and keep up with the news.
Diane

lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 11:23 PM

I joined in Oct. 06.. found it just by chance while surfing... did the WP and was hooked. Went gold not much after joining and then plat to write WP's (although I'm not even doing that now lol)

My youngest daughter, Michelle99 and my brothers Blitz and Bruthacraig are here although not very active. Don't think Craig keeps up with his account and Blitz/Glen only does TQOTD. I also have friends I've referred who I think also only do TQOTD at this point. Holla to Weez, JV88, Knifenfork.

Michelle devours Disney, Stephanie Myers (author of Twilight novel series) and The Princess Bride quizzes... if you write them, she will come lol

flcyclist
Flcyclist  (Level: 124.7 - Posts: 691)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 11:29 PM

I found out about Sploofus from my personal friend, Maurlin (Linda), who says she told me about it in 2005, but I don't remember that. I also knew Bravegator (Linda's daughter), Carreau (personal friend) and Blazersdad (personal friend) before I knew about Sploofus. I have had three friends join because I told them about the site.

haydn
Haydn  (Level: 198.9 - Posts: 254)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 11:35 PM

Felix, I'll be your granny if you really need one. Come sit by me and I'll tell you a story about a bad little boy.

bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.7 - Posts: 2301)
Tue, 23rd Sep '08 11:38 PM

Woops. Above post I wrote while playing around when hubby was online and away from the 'puter. He really isn't a dirty old man....

By the way, the offer still stands.

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Wed, 24th Sep '08 6:01 AM

Bbear, I wish I'd seen YOUR post before going to bed. I didn't sleep a wink. Thanks for clearing that up. LOL!

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Wed, 24th Sep '08 6:18 AM

I was looking for trivia sites in '07 and stumbled upon Sploofus. I joined right away and became a paying member about six months later. My son does TQOTD only, he's rslaw. Some of my other sons' friends have come in to say "hi" while I was playing and I know they've joined.

scifidwarf
Scifidwarf  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 249)
Wed, 24th Sep '08 7:43 AM

I got my nephew and a couple of friends to join but they don't do much except TQOTD. My nephew took a lot of quizzes when he was in Iraq to pass his down time but now he's back to the states and doesn't have much time. I keep trying to get my husband to join but he isn't really into trivia. He watches Jeopardy with me and that's about it.

maddy1303
Maddy1303  (Level: 10.3 - Posts: 36)
Wed, 24th Sep '08 10:25 AM

my boyfriend introduced me to sploofus his screen name is stoutyoungladd, and im glad he did i love it here!

erin0620
Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Wed, 24th Sep '08 10:29 AM

I think I found sploofus with through "stumble upon". The womenz of my family soon followed. My mom is Linda0727, her sister is Elaine0602. My sisters are Sarnett75 and Mccrego. Breedco is a family friend that joined after my mom. Lately I've had mixed feelings about the site, but recently renewed, anyway.

Happy you're here, Maddy. We all love Jeremy and are thrilled he has someone sweet, positive, and nice in his life.

maddy1303
Maddy1303  (Level: 10.3 - Posts: 36)
Wed, 24th Sep '08 10:31 AM

thanks Erin your very sweet! im glad Jeremy has such great friend on here!

davidf
Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Wed, 24th Sep '08 10:31 AM

Kate Winslet told me about it, she said it would be better for me if I played quizzes and didn't keep asking her to marry me

fatsa
Fatsa  (Level: 40.8 - Posts: 44)
Wed, 24th Sep '08 10:33 AM

I got hooked on sploofus thanks to my colleague Sonia, though she's currently too in love to bother with sploofus !!!! On the other hand I am too in love with sploofus to bother with my boyfriend!!!! (But I do send him air kisses every now and then when I lift my head from the computer screen)

oogie54
Oogie54  (Level: 201.6 - Posts: 1120)
Wed, 24th Sep '08 6:19 PM

My daughter TMJ302 told me I should check out a website called Sploofus back in April of 2005 so I joined and can't imagine ever not being a member. Have gotten to meet quite a few sploofers, chiefly among them my darlin' Luvnmexsun.....some chick named Kelly keeps harassing me too.

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Wed, 24th Sep '08 7:29 PM

Go Oogie. Actually TMJ302 told me about Sploofus, as well. I don't think you can blame her though!

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 24th Sep '08 7:50 PM

Poor Felix. He really struggles with trivia, cause everything he knows is important.

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Wed, 24th Sep '08 8:00 PM

JJ it's amazing how you have nailed the situation exactly. Didn't we used to be friends? I like it when you call me Sweetheart.!!!

histomimi
Histomimi  (Level: 214.0 - Posts: 13)
Wed, 24th Sep '08 8:05 PM

TMJ302 is my daughter, so I guess it is my fault that Oogie and Felix are here. I found Sploofus doing a Trivia web search for ideas to make up contests for coworkers during National Medical Laboratory Week.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 24th Sep '08 10:17 PM

No no no, Felix, don't you remember? It was "sweathog."

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7573)
Wed, 24th Sep '08 10:43 PM

My bro' John plays some [jvandy- isn't that special?] and a work colleague at United Way in York [Chad/ cmyers9] plays.
Trying to get both to become paying members. Neither has bothered to play a word puzzle that I've written- that ticks me off.

I was surfing sites about peppermint patties and found a reference to Sploofus, alas-- my first anniversary will be in late October.

Actually- was trying to find if a word "fribbrology" existed. I was given an honorary "fribbrologist" certificate degree by a radio disc jockey many years ago because of my constant trivia playing on the radio. Still don't know if the word is real. Somehow- Sploofus.com googled up doing research.

I took the bait.




sleestak3
Sleestak3  (Level: 92.7 - Posts: 5)
Thu, 25th Sep '08 7:53 AM

My family thinks this is just another one of those loser things I do.

foogs
Foogs  (Level: 267.9 - Posts: 848)
Thu, 25th Sep '08 8:52 AM

Sleestak:

Maybe, but you're doing "the loser thing" quite well.



fainodraino
Fainodraino  (Level: 113.1 - Posts: 240)
Thu, 25th Sep '08 10:12 AM

I also got my mother-in-law involved, Nmc52. She mostly does TQOTD.

lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Thu, 25th Sep '08 10:28 AM

Sleestak3 ,

14 Million to 2.1 Billion in less than a month??? We could all learn a few loser lessons from you .. nice job!!

sleestak3
Sleestak3  (Level: 92.7 - Posts: 5)
Thu, 25th Sep '08 11:43 AM

I'f you're going to be a loser, be the best one you can possibly be.

sleestak3
Sleestak3  (Level: 92.7 - Posts: 5)
Thu, 25th Sep '08 12:00 PM

...and bet like a drunken sailor.

barb1111
Barb1111  (Level: 104.1 - Posts: 215)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 1:35 AM

I don't remember how I found Sploofus but not long after I had joined there was an announcement about an upcoming sojourn to Philadelphia. I went to the hotel and got to meet all the very nice people who came to my home town. It was a fun day of trivia games and laughter and I wish there was another one coming up. I could really use the vacation.

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 1:45 AM

Barb, I don't remember any nice people there?

Googled trivia and found this site I introduced a bunch of people, only my mom (GerryN) survived. She's has NO patience so gets really po'd at the WPs (cause she can't sit still and just look). Love ya mom.

I've met a TON of great people here, and honestly that's what keeps me here (much to the chagrin of my family.."mommy's on the puter again").

Me.

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 1:48 AM

Oh, and just so we're clear...LODI is a liar.

There are NO porn sites that reference ChickFBref.

My real name is another story.

Me.

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 2104)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 9:41 AM

I found Sploofus back in 2005 while researching presidential trivia for President's Day. I teach an indoor cycling class, and I have to think of *something* to keep those folks on their bikes and working hard for an entire hour!

Not too long afterwards, I met Lodi and Chick, among others who keep me entertained. I met several Sploofusers in Chicago (see pictures on my profile) Who I still chat with in the WR Shoutbox whenever we're all online. I make an effort to meet others whenever I travel to another part of the country. It does cost me money, but it's so much fun!

I've attempted to addict my family and friends to Sploofus, but I must be taking the wrong approach, because they all look at me like I've just grown an extra head when I try to tell them about it. My fiance "Phred" does his TQOTD when he remembers to take it, and does quizzes from time to time, but he's not on here much.

I've finally decided that I sort of like having my secret Sploofus addiction separate from my family. It's one thing that is just mine.

eileeny
Eileeny  (Level: 67.6 - Posts: 240)
Sat, 27th Sep '08 10:20 AM

Lol Lodi you always make me smile, I introduced my sister Jeanette to sploofus and through no fault of mine she is obsessed with it bless her lolz. and it Seems we have an adopted member in our sploofus family naw Davidf who is a sweetie, I did'nt know anyone on here when i started and i found sploofus when i typed in search engine for trivia sites and i loved and still do..
I like everyone i have chatted to on here thanks to all the lovely friendly people ..


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