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Chanel3  (Level: 16.1 - Posts: 48)
Fri, 2nd Sep '05 10:22 PM


What makes a person give a perfectly good quiz that they received 100% on no less, a 4, yes (FOUR)
i'm perplexed as to what this person thought was wrong with it.The quiz is called work the Runway Pt2, a quiz about models~~!!Dayna

Philkon  (Level: 274.3 - Posts: 474)
Fri, 2nd Sep '05 10:35 PM

I have mixed feelings about the ratings. It could be based on if you liked the quiz, on how difficult it was, how well it was put together, or how clever it was. I am sure there are more ways to judge them, too.

The current system does not allow for all of these classifications.

Chanel3  (Level: 16.1 - Posts: 48)
Fri, 2nd Sep '05 10:50 PM

with the new screening system there pretty well put together,lol~~(wink)

Jepolito1  (Level: 36.9 - Posts: 18)
Fri, 2nd Sep '05 10:52 PM

I would like to explain why I give a low rating. It is not because I am trying to "bomb" your rating points. I write quizzes; I know that ratings are important overall; however, once I write a quiz, I watch at how the first ten people rate it. If it is rated low, I immediately look at the quiz to see what is wrong with the QUIZ. As you can see my rating average is 7.2--I do not usually give low ratings. I rated your quiz low because you have several misspellings of models' names--no big deal, right? However, you spelled a CORRECT answer wrong, and it made me sit on the question much longer than I would have had it been spelled correctly. I rated you a "4", so you would look at your quiz again and re-check your information because I was not a GOLD member and couldn't send you an e-mail (people have corrected my quizzes via e-mail, and I think it is awesome and very helpful).

With that being said, let me tell you that I became a GOLD member simply so that I could explain myself since you not only e-mailed me a rude message but then made your concern public in the CHAT room.

I do hope that your ranting and raving--and your retaliation in the form of rating my "TOUGH ROMEO AND JULIET quiz" low--has made you feel better.

Yellodog  (Level: 20.0 - Posts: 1)
Sat, 3rd Sep '05 6:01 AM

I usually base it on challenge, and content.

Felix-old  (Level: 14.2 - Posts: 244)
Sat, 3rd Sep '05 6:29 AM

I'll be honest. The whole thing is subjective. I rate friends higher. Jerks lower. Peolple that write 30 versions of the same stuff get lots of 5's from me. Stuff written in CAPS I score low, as well as someone using no caps or punctuation at all.

If someone has put a twist or theme to a quiz and shown real effort I rate it an 8 or 9 regardless of the content or my score.

This rating system is what it is. I once gave a lady a nine just because she had a pretty picture in her profile.

I believe hardly anyone here debates a very long on what to rate a quiz. So enjoy the trivia and realize people are people and will act unpredictable at Sploofus as in life.

Felix (on a soap box)

Tuzilla  (Level: 146.5 - Posts: 3847)
Sat, 3rd Sep '05 8:10 AM

My lifetime quiz rating average is 7.62. I give virtually every quiz I take a 7 and the really good ones better. When I come to a flawed quiz...spelling error, a factual mistake, etal, I almost always messge the maker with the issue. If the issue does not overtly distract from the quiz, I still give a 7. If it does, it is a 5. If I cannot justify a five, I definitely message the maker and usually do not rate it at all. Only in the most extremem cases will I rate sub-5. In return I have received a ton of "thanks" and have never received a "flame".

Kravfighter  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 565)
Sat, 3rd Sep '05 9:09 AM

I usually rate based on a mixture of content/grammar/spelling. I have to agree with you jepolito. I don't take very many quizzes anymore - mostly because I don't have much time. But I would usually rate a quiz a 3-4 depending on how many spelling errors/grammatical mistakes there were. 1 or 2 errors is usually no big deal, but mulitple errors tells me that the person probably didn't proofread their own quiz before submitting it. It only takes a few extra minutes, and why wouldn't you want to take pride in your work? I would be embarassed to submit a quiz with lots of spelling errors. To me it is such a simple/basic thing to do with your quizzes that if you overlook it then you're quiz still "needs work" (rating of 4).

Stupid quizzes or no-brainers usually get at least a 5 or 6 as long as they are spelled properly etc... All other quizzes get a 7 or higher. I don't ever rate based on difficulty or my score. Some hard quizzes are still good quizzes and some easy quizzes are bad quizzes.


**This message is in no way meant towards the runway models quiz - I have not taken that quiz. I'm only expressing what I usually do so others may understand the thinking of fellow sploofuser ratings.

Lolly  (Level: 99.8 - Posts: 78)
Sat, 3rd Sep '05 9:13 AM

I've yet to work out how to tell exactly what a particular participant rates my quizzes. :S

Kravfighter  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 565)
Sat, 3rd Sep '05 9:21 AM

I almost forgot. Factual errors also get a 4-5 when I rate quizzes. I will usually send a message to the writer though to let them know of the error. But again, the quiz still needs work.

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 853)
Sat, 3rd Sep '05 9:34 AM

JEPOLITO: Welcome to Gold status. While I think misspellings, punctuation issues, and factual errors certainly merit a lower rating, I'm not sure rating low just so a Non-Gold member can send a "message" to the quiz author is a great system. The quiz authors may have never thought that a low rating indicated that you had a problem with their quiz. There are people who show up here for a few days, take a bunch of quizzes, and bomb them with 1s and 2s. Most of us have written a quiz and gotten a very low rating, clicked on that score giver's profile, and seen "Rates Other Players' Quizzes an Average of: 1"
Frankly, if someone bombed a quiz of mine I wouldn't think, "Oh, there must be something wrong with a question. Let me check. " I'd probably think, "What a jerk!"

What about making the privilege of rating quizzes only available to GOLD members? That would eliminate the people who sign on for 2-3 days just to take a few quizzes and bomb every one. It would also eliminate the misunderstanding (that occurred in this case) by a non-gold member trying to communicate to the quiz author that the quiz had an error.
What do you guys think?


Tjwgct  (Level: 126.5 - Posts: 148)
Sat, 3rd Sep '05 9:48 AM

If it makes youfeel any better Chanel, I just made what I thought was a pretty darn good quiz, First Lines--the Childhood Edition. The first person that took it rated it a 1, yes a ONE!

Imatfaal  (Level: 96.4 - Posts: 58)
Sat, 3rd Sep '05 10:18 AM

How do you find out how individuals rated your quiz?

Chanel3  (Level: 16.1 - Posts: 48)
Sat, 3rd Sep '05 10:42 AM

The only one ranting is you Jepolito, i simply asked a question~~.
I'm sorry someone gave you a one tjwgtc,maybe you had a misspelled word!! LOL~And with the new screening system i didnt think that a misspelled word would get through. Felix your a card!! hehe~~Dayna

Eksimba  (Level: 29.0 - Posts: 155)
Sat, 3rd Sep '05 11:13 AM

imatfaal - I don't think you can ever really find out what rating each individual gives your quiz, but if you're watching your quiz stats closely as the first few people take it then you can tell what they rated it. If the stats say that one person has taken your quiz and the average rating is a four, then you know that person gave you a four. Once more than a few people have taken it, you can no longer tell.

Imatfaal  (Level: 96.4 - Posts: 58)
Sat, 3rd Sep '05 1:10 PM

Eskimba - thanks. I had looked again and again - was still afraid I would get a RTFM in reponse.


Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Sat, 3rd Sep '05 1:50 PM

Here's a little trivial info. The people who take my Bible quizzes rate them higher than the people who take my movie quizzes.

Geniuswaitress  (Level: 52.1 - Posts: 381)
Sat, 3rd Sep '05 2:37 PM

I've noticed that the higher percentage of men taking my quizzes, the higher the rating. I think women are more likely to bomb each other, or the men here are more polite! Or something. It's interesting , though.

Felix-old  (Level: 14.2 - Posts: 244)
Sat, 3rd Sep '05 5:22 PM

A card, LOL! You're the lady I gave the 9 to.


Tjwgct  (Level: 126.5 - Posts: 148)
Sat, 3rd Sep '05 5:25 PM

I think that is a great idea Tracy.

Tuzilla  (Level: 146.5 - Posts: 3847)
Sat, 3rd Sep '05 5:32 PM

I took tjwgct's First Lines--the Childhood Edition quiz and found it quite good as usual...even though I boneheaded a hit a wrong answer with my twitchy mouse finger.

Tuzilla  (Level: 146.5 - Posts: 3847)
Sat, 3rd Sep '05 5:41 PM

genius...we're better tippers too.

Men, you just gotta love them!!!!

Chanel3  (Level: 16.1 - Posts: 48)
Sat, 3rd Sep '05 6:21 PM

u silver tongued devil u~~hehe, that is very flattering~~thank u~!! Dayna. @-%-

Evilqueen620  (Level: 26.4 - Posts: 7)
Sun, 4th Sep '05 1:45 AM

My turn to rant.....Why such a big deal about rankings? WHO CARES?

I've said it before and I'll say it again....this is supposed to be FUN, FUN, FUN. You people are much too competitive.

In the defense of the rater....I, too, can't stand it when people have misspellings in their quizzes. If it's so important to get a good rating, than make it important to produce an accurate quiz.

Okay, I'm getting down off my soap box now. Sorry, just had to vent.

Chanel3  (Level: 16.1 - Posts: 48)
Sun, 4th Sep '05 11:42 AM

If it's suppose to be to quote you (FUN FUN FUN)then why trip off a misspelled word?it's not like you dont know what the word is or you wouldnt know it was misspelled~.Never been on a soap box, Dayna

Kravfighter  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 565)
Sun, 4th Sep '05 1:13 PM

Maybe spelling isn't important to everyone. But if spelling IS important to you, then taking a quiz with lots of spelling errors is NOT fun. The more spelling mistakes there are, the less you notice the quality of the quiz. Maybe sploofus could get a spell check added for quiz writers.

Jepolito1  (Level: 36.9 - Posts: 18)
Sun, 4th Sep '05 2:59 PM

Besides the fact that misspelled words give me heartburn--I am an English teacher, sorry, I often wonder if the quiz-creator is trying to trick me with a misspelled word. Some people are really phenomenal at creating multiple-choice answers, and they will give several "similar" answers to trick quiz-takers. SO...sometimes a misspelled word gets me for that reason.

Chanel3  (Level: 16.1 - Posts: 48)
Sun, 4th Sep '05 5:26 PM

Based on what jepolito said, i agree about the misspelled words.There are people who write the answers very similar in spelling to throw us off in certain quiz's,I hadnt thought about that.
But everyone is entitled to a mistake~Hands jepolito a rolaids~~lol

Kiddo2316  (Level: 22.1 - Posts: 24)
Tue, 6th Sep '05 8:37 AM

Sploofus should definitely consider making rating quizzes for Gold Members only

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