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Bokeelia  (Level: 196.1 - Posts: 114)
Fri, 28th Nov '08 10:36 AM


If you notice an incorrect answer, do you notify an editor or the author? I have had 3 incorrect questions recently (2 involving Chuck Connors who never played for the Yankees). I was reluctant to "report" the quiz and simply notified the authors. As there seems to be no way to view a quiz after you've taken it, there is no way to determine whether they've been corrected. Just curious as to what others do.

Sploofus Editor
Fri, 28th Nov '08 10:49 AM

When the editors see the quiz, we have no way of knowing what the correct answer is supposed to be. We see the 5 choices in some jumbled order, just as if we were taking the quiz. If we were to close the quiz and then open it again, the choices would be in some different order. So, we are obviously not checking that the answer the player has given is the correct answer - we would have no way of knowing that.

If you detect that type of error on a quiz that you are taking, it is best to notify the writer, politely, that you believe that the answer to #6, for example, should be blahblahblah because... Authors can easily edit their own quizzes after they have gone live.

Bokeelia  (Level: 196.1 - Posts: 114)
Fri, 28th Nov '08 10:58 AM

appreciate the response, and that is what I did, however there is no oversight to see if it is actually corrected

Garrybl  (Level: 291.0 - Posts: 6767)
Fri, 28th Nov '08 12:10 PM


I note what you say; I'm assuming editors will look at the answers to the questions and if they do not see the right answer -- or see any answer be it right or wrong misspelled they could (should) notify the taker.
I do remember and was very grasteful to one editor who set me right on an accidental typo in a do that the editor had to know the right aasnwer and note an error in a decade. I wish that happened more often. My view is that any typo even in a wrong answer should be put right.


Sploofus Editor
Fri, 28th Nov '08 12:23 PM

Barry - Typos, of course. Right answers, only if we happen to know them. While we really do not have time to fact check, if we notice something that does not look right, of course we will return that quiz with a suggestion.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofernatural (Editor)  
Fri, 28th Nov '08 11:13 PM

That's the key. Editors are not responsible for researching every question and making sure the correct answer is present. Otherwise, the process would take too long.

Bokeelia  (Level: 196.1 - Posts: 114)
Fri, 28th Nov '08 11:23 PM

I understand that, but it would be nice to be able to review a quiz you've taken to see if it had been corrected.

Dwayla  (Level: 198.9 - Posts: 150)
Fri, 28th Nov '08 11:53 PM

I've had people let me know I had some misinformation in my quiz or a typo or something questionable and have always been grateful for that. Thankfully, the majority have been very nice about it. I check it out and if it needs correcting I do it and then respond to that person thanking them for letting me know about it so others don't get stuck with a wrong answer because of my mistake.

The "funny" one I got once was a person upset with a geography category quiz about Cities in Montana who was mad because it wasn't about Hannah Montana. LOL!!


Haydn  (Level: 206.9 - Posts: 260)
Sat, 29th Nov '08 12:36 AM

Ditto for me. I am always grateful to hear, as soon as possible, about factual errors in my quizzes so that I can correct them ASAP, and the vast majority of people who have written to me about errors have been more than gracious in pointing out my inaccuracies. It's great to be part of a supporting community like this one, and I look forward to writing more quizzes for the assembled Sploofusers' enjoyment.

Bokeelia  (Level: 196.1 - Posts: 114)
Sat, 29th Nov '08 1:04 AM

in the past when I've corrected a question I received gracious responses. the last time i didn't hear back and would have liked to check to see if the question was corrected.

Salzypat  (Level: 161.2 - Posts: 5412)
Sat, 29th Nov '08 2:26 AM

Bokeelia, if you will send me a PM and give me the name of your quiz and tell me what the error was and what it was supposed to be, I'll take your quiz and let you know if it was corrected. That's probably the easiest way to set your mind at ease.

Bokeelia  (Level: 196.1 - Posts: 114)
Sat, 29th Nov '08 12:05 PM

thanks, I'll take you up on that!!

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Sat, 29th Nov '08 12:30 PM

It's possible the author is no longer an active member and then the question in question will never get fixed. Or maybe they just don't play often and haven't seen your message yet. Or maybe they disagree with your interpretation of the question's inaccuracy.

In the long run there's really nothing you can do about anyone else's quiz content except what you did; it is their own responsibility.

Fudypatootie  (Level: 205.5 - Posts: 1302)
Sun, 30th Nov '08 12:43 AM

A suggestion for all: rather than making comments about errors in the box at the end of the quiz, please go to the author's profile page and pm separately. If a question is corrected by the author, the comment is still available for all to see.

I find it annoying that we can't go into our quizzes and add our own comments. I had someone publicly "correct" me on a quiz and they were completely wrong. Now any other takers are going to see that comment and may either mess up or think I'm an idiot.

Salzypat  (Level: 161.2 - Posts: 5412)
Sun, 30th Nov '08 1:13 AM

Good point, Fudy.

Caramel1  (Level: 134.9 - Posts: 21582)
Sun, 30th Nov '08 2:28 AM

Goes back to the old point of why anyone's comments should appear at the end of anyone's quiz-bad idea, I think. Since it is there though if I don't have something nice to say-say nothing. If I dispute and answer do it like Judy suggested-Linda

Sploofus Editor
Sun, 30th Nov '08 5:19 AM

Fudy - The editors have the ability to remove comments from the bottom of your quizzes. Just tell us the exact title of the quiz, and the comment you want removed, and we will do it. Please do it in a support ticket.

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