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linda
Linda  (Level: 26.6 - Posts: 95)
Mon, 13th Mar '06 7:52 PM

QUIZZES

Does anyone else ever feel that the more "sophisticated" (don't want to sound snobbish or anything) their quizzes become the more unpopular they Are? When i began playing in 04 my quizzes were "trite" and rife with errors. As I have tried to improve, seems more difficult to get activation and less interest from most-just a random thought-Linda


kimmie7448
Kimmie7448  (Level: 19.9 - Posts: 362)
Mon, 13th Mar '06 10:37 PM

It would depend on the sibject. Seems entertainment trivia works best for me regarding takers...and ratings.

sblv
Sblv  (Level: 188.6 - Posts: 337)
Tue, 14th Mar '06 1:38 AM

I, personally, love 'sofisticated" quizzes. I think there shoud be different rating for different categories. There are much less people that would take science, history or art quiz than there those that would take TV or movie based quizzes. I think it is not very fair in terms of points.

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.6 - Posts: 3302)
Tue, 14th Mar '06 5:22 AM

As one of the science folk around, I thank you for taking my quizzes, sblv! My mind just goes to the science ones, but, I agree - if I want people to actually take the quizzes I write I have to include television or celebrities in the title. While the points are nice, I mostly like to see that a lot of people are enjoying a quiz.

The worst and funniest comment (and it wasn't supposed to be funny, for sure) that I have received on one of my quizzes was that "there was too much to read". I think the most takers I have gotten on one of my science quizzes is about 50. While they are not widely popular, I do constantly get wonderful messages about them - so I will keep on truckin'.

Alice



Sploofus Editor
Sploofloops (Editor)  
Tue, 14th Mar '06 10:44 AM

Linda, your quizzes are harder to have 'activated' now because there is an editorial staff to help keep the quizzes that have been plagiarized as well as those full of misspellings, grammatical errors, and typos from getting through. We have only been checking quizzes since last fall. Before then, any quiz could get through. That is why you will occasionally take an old quiz that does not meet today's standards (true-false answers, no capitalization, misspellings, etc). Those will gradually be weeded out. We have a new editor who has agreed to go through the old stuff.

As for the other part of your question, I think that that entertainment category quizzes have the largest audience here. But quality quizzes are always appreciated! Please do not be discouraged. Keep writing!

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.4 - Posts: 5492)
Tue, 14th Mar '06 12:13 PM

What if we go through and make corrections to our older puzzles? Will they still be weeded out? Just a thought...
Vickie

violetblue
Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Tue, 14th Mar '06 2:36 PM

Vickie, I have been able to go through older quizzes of mine when someone has mentioned a typo or two. I think that sounds like a good idea.

I think the trouble in doing that would only be for quizzes with a totally disallowed format (like yes/no or true/false) quizzes where you could be changing all the results by attempting to correct it. I could be wrong, but it seems like it would not work.

I'd think quizzes with typos would not be thrown out (am I wrong, Editors?) but corrected.

~Tracy



Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Tue, 14th Mar '06 9:03 PM

Or perhaps deactivated with a note to fix errors and resubmit.

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.4 - Posts: 5492)
Tue, 14th Mar '06 9:33 PM

Thanks violetblue....Some of my early quizzes were done in small case letters and not capitals....I've been trying to correct those by weeding through them myself....They could be deactivated I guess and resubmitted....It would take time and effort to do this...but I'm willing to try....
Vickie

sargon
Sargon  (Level: 112.0 - Posts: 1256)
Wed, 15th Mar '06 12:29 AM

If an older quiz has to be resubmitted wouldn't it show up as a new quiz? That would give it new life and make the editing time worthwile.


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