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Machiabelly  (Level: 136.2 - Posts: 190)
Fri, 24th Feb '06 9:37 PM


Someone took one of my quizzes and got 100% but markled it a one. So I sent this message...was I wrong?....

Ty for taking my Simpons quiz today, and congrats on getting 100%. Maybe you could give me some feedback so I could improve my writing and not get a 1/10 from you the next time you take one of my quizzes.

TY in advance

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2011)
Fri, 24th Feb '06 9:40 PM where NEAR as rude as I woulda been...

Thought that was very polite...


Margiematt  (Level: 202.4 - Posts: 389)
Fri, 24th Feb '06 9:41 PM

I think you are unbelievably polite.

Machiabelly  (Level: 136.2 - Posts: 190)
Fri, 24th Feb '06 9:46 PM

thanks, I just realized he/she is one of the people who had taken my southern rock quiz I was complaining about in the other bombers post.

Redbaron  (Level: 207.0 - Posts: 297)
Fri, 24th Feb '06 10:00 PM

I certainly don't see anything wrong with your message! It definitely wasn't rude...

But score really shouldn't have anything to do with rating (in either direction)...However, this guy sounds like a definite bomber!


Emijean  (Level: 78.4 - Posts: 73)
Fri, 24th Feb '06 11:28 PM

Maybe they were just confused and wanted to say they thought you were #1!!!

Bigbird  (Level: 250.6 - Posts: 3353)
Sat, 25th Feb '06 7:15 AM

One of my quizzes was rated a 4 by the first person who took it (that's the only way I can figure that you know what an individual person gave a quiz). So I wrote to him, thanked him for taking my quiz, and asked why he only gave it a 4. He said it was because he did poorly. I was more polite than I felt, and we had a brief discourse about why he did poorly - he admitted he knew nothing about the topic - and I think I was able to convince him that he should be judging the construction of the quiz, and not how he did. I think I may have saved some others from getting bombed.

It's too bad we cannot tell how each person rated a quiz. That would be interesting.

Philkon  (Level: 274.3 - Posts: 474)
Sat, 25th Feb '06 10:40 AM

I think you were quite polite.

I have never liked the wording of the different levels of the rating system. Just because a quiz is well crafted and researched, does not mean it is "fun."

I have equally enjoyed some very simple and some very complex quizzes.

Machiabelly  (Level: 136.2 - Posts: 190)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 9:44 AM

Well, this person has now gone through almost all of my quizzes and gave them a one. I have no idea what I did to irk them...but there you go.
Thanks to the so kind boston baked bean who went through and gave me some high marks, this is how I know I am getting ones from the other person.
oh well, their work will be of little effect once the old stats are returned.
Oh, and I know it is personal, because they rate quizzes on average around a 6, so they only bomb me.

Redbaron  (Level: 207.0 - Posts: 297)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 10:04 AM

Why, oh why...I almost wish we didn't have quiz ratings! Almost...I mean I do like them, and the vast, vast majority of folks rate fairly. Bombers really irk me, though!

I'm also looking forward to the stats being restored...


Suzer22  (Level: 166.3 - Posts: 1983)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 1:25 PM

It's always possible that the old stats were really lost and may never be restored!

I would suggest you send a support ticket to Justin - he will 'erase' the bomb scores and speak sternly to the bomber!

Allena  (Level: 268.8 - Posts: 1427)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 1:55 PM

How does a dyslexic bomber score?

Joanneeberlin  (Level: 190.9 - Posts: 687)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 2:04 PM

I think every quiz deserves a high score. It took a lot of time and work and research on the author's part and they deserve it.

Redbaron  (Level: 207.0 - Posts: 297)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 11:56 PM

Jo, your point is well-taken, but believe me, and especially in the pre-editing days (which I see by your icon you must remember!), there were definitely quizzes which didn't deserve high scores...For me, it's simple: If the quiz is well-written and well-researched, as far as I can tell anyway, it'll get a high mark from me. If it's poorly written and ESPECIALLY if it has a demonstrably incorrect answer, then I'm going to rate it low for sure. My own score on a quiz never has anything to do with how I rate it, though...


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