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Surreyman  (Level: 257.2 - Posts: 2766)
Tue, 16th Aug '05 7:49 AM


Obviously most Sploofers are in the USA.
But a good proportion are in the UK and elsewhere - and, dare I say it, some of the longer-serving members including some in high positions!
Could I appeal - yet again!!! - for more internationalisation in quizzes?
No prob at all with 'USA' quizzes or 'UK' quizzes, or 'Oz' quizzes - but just say so in your quiz descriptions!
It's very galling for a Brit to enter a 'Capitals' quiz, and to find they're all USA States or Canadian Provinces!
By all means keep all 'national' quizzes going, from wherever, but just tell potential takers, in your quiz description, if there is any national bias.
That's all - simple enough, ain't it guvners?!
I have to say that Sploofus themselves are one of the main offenders. Several times I've asked them to follow this (very sensible?) course. Several times I've had very polite answers agreeing wholeheartedly.
Yet, still, the daily questions, WordPuzzles, etc. are out and out USA in content, making it very unfair for others.
So let's have some fair play?
Otherwise, I might start up a series of quizzes in Welsh!!

Lolly  (Level: 99.8 - Posts: 78)
Tue, 16th Aug '05 7:53 AM

I completely agree and said as much in an answer to the word puzzle comments thread. It is extremely frustrating to find that you are at a complete disadvantage merely from where you reside. Melbourne, Australia by the way..

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Tue, 16th Aug '05 7:58 AM

I think that sounds like a great idea, Surreyman.

More than once I have been killed on the "Kids TV Shows" or "Brand Names" quizzes when they have been authored by someone outside the US. Putting "UK" or "US" on such quiz descriptions would be a big help.

I am guilty of assuming "American" on such quizzes. I apologize. :blush:

Mischief  (Level: 107.0 - Posts: 42)
Tue, 16th Aug '05 8:07 AM

At least a forum to let us discuss these issues. I too have asked Sploofus to add a field to specify when comliing a quiz where it's from, but had no reply. Therefore, I must admit I am guilty of writing quizzes and delibrately omitting that it's a UK quiz, not out of spite, but just to highlight that there is a need for change. I have received lots of messages telling me that I should include a WARNING that my quizzes aren't US, but how many US authors think to warn us Brits?? Let's hope this doesn't fall on deaf ears this time.

Philkon  (Level: 266.3 - Posts: 474)
Tue, 16th Aug '05 10:20 AM

I did a quiz on Welch actors yesterday. Small world.

Muse  (Level: 22.7 - Posts: 52)
Tue, 16th Aug '05 1:40 PM

Here here... I totally agree, well put Surreyman

Dariana  (Level: 35.6 - Posts: 27)
Tue, 16th Aug '05 2:13 PM

Obviously I am in the US but have lived all over the world. I too would enjoy more International quizzes.

Kasp767982  (Level: 156.4 - Posts: 153)
Tue, 16th Aug '05 2:21 PM

Well said Surreyman, I could not agree more with you and the other posters that have aired their views.
I for one from now on for each quiz that I author I will put that I am from the UK.
P.S Lolly lucky you Melbourne is the place I would most like to live.

Troypassion  (Level: 69.5 - Posts: 60)
Tue, 16th Aug '05 4:32 PM

I have to concur with mischief, initially I did try to include in the title or description of all my quizzes that the quiz is UK orientated but gave up, not out of spite you understand, just laziness.

In response to this thread I now realise I'm alone!!!! Thanks peeps ;o)

Out of interest I have tried to go back and edit some quiz titles but I can't seem to work out how to edit the title, does anyone know how to do this, or willI just have to update the description?

PS I do still like trying US quizzes but I'm a little stumped when it comes to Sport lol! If anyone wants some points I'd love to see some sports quizzes I would have a chance of scoring more than 20% on without just guessing wildly!



Troypassion  (Level: 69.5 - Posts: 60)
Tue, 16th Aug '05 4:48 PM

Oops - that should read: I'm NOT alone lol!

Ladyvol  (Level: 203.0 - Posts: 5438)
Tue, 16th Aug '05 7:13 PM

I totally agree with you on this surreyman...I have been guilty of this myself not putting US or UK on my quizzes (which you so kindly pointed out to me)....I think you should put where the quiz originates from or what region it concerns...It would make things alot simpilier......Sploofus could even add another catagory and call it International Quizzes.....

Gopackgo  (Level: 204.3 - Posts: 44)
Tue, 16th Aug '05 10:41 PM

Surreyman, do you really know Welsh?

Surreyman  (Level: 257.2 - Posts: 2766)
Wed, 17th Aug '05 3:49 AM

I know a little Welsh (his name is Dai, LOL!).
But really only a collection of words and phrases, nothing approaching even adequate.
I'm half-Welsh and still have many relatives there, although I live in England.

Wed, 17th Aug '05 8:39 PM

The most that I can do at this point is apologize for the obvious. Sploofus is working on a new charter that will address this important issue. I do understand (and so do our HTTP access logs) that nearly 20% of Sploofusers are NOT from the U.S. Hang in there. This is important stuff, and will be resolved.

Terryross2k4  (Level: 19.2 - Posts: 13)
Thu, 18th Aug '05 1:06 PM

Very good point, I agree. Making sure that the geographic location the information comes from is most important.

Troypassion  (Level: 69.5 - Posts: 60)
Thu, 18th Aug '05 2:10 PM

Hey all!

(and sploofus, this is not a complaint!) if anyone from outside the US has heard of ANY of the answers in the 'Shopping' Word Puzzle, I'd be glad to hear about it!

Obviously, we can't include any of the answers here or we would (quite rightly) get in trouble but I'd love to hear from anyone who has heard even one of the answers!


Surreyman  (Level: 257.2 - Posts: 2766)
Fri, 19th Aug '05 3:41 AM

I got the first answer, after having to locate every single letter, and it still didn't make sense. Then gave up.
Today's WordPuzzle is impossible for civilised folk, also.

Machiabelly  (Level: 136.2 - Posts: 190)
Fri, 19th Aug '05 4:20 PM

Here is where being Canadian seems to be a great advantage. We get American and British TV. A lot more European foods are common here then in America. So I usually recognize at least a couple of things no matter where the quiz is from. Except those darn Aussies. LOL

Siriusofazkaban  (Level: 15.1 - Posts: 196)
Fri, 19th Aug '05 9:38 PM

Yes, I quite agree, but it looks like Sploofus already has quite enough work on their hands. They've made an AWESOME trivia site and are doing everything they can to work out the bugs. We sploofusers just need to do our part until Sploofus has the immense amount of time it takes to tackle a problem like this. For our part, we can just remember to specify in all our quizzes which country it pertains to. I myself made a McDonalds quiz a month ago, and didnt realize that there is a big difference in menus in countries around the world, so for my part I'm going to start always specifying the country.

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