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Tresayre
Tresayre  (Level: 81.6 - Posts: 362)
Wed, 13th May '09 8:37 PM

PROUD AUSTRALIAN

As a member of Sploofus I like to write quizzes and in most of my General type quizzes I put a token Australian question... just to be fair. I like to include them as it is what I know well and maybe others will learn a little about Australia along the way.
one or two players make remarks that the quizzes I write have an Aussie bias. I try to write as "globally" as possible.
Do players need to be warned if there are more 2 or 3 Australian questions in a quiz? ... or is it just part of the game...
If I write an Aussie quiz obviously my questions will be about Australia and the players are "warned".
Tell me what you think!


goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5235)
Wed, 13th May '09 8:44 PM

I think you should should write whatever you want. You can't please everyone.

lynnm
Lynnm  (Level: 231.4 - Posts: 2004)
Wed, 13th May '09 8:56 PM

I take quizzes because I like to learn things, not because I already know everything. I enjoy having questions about things I'm unfamiliar with, so I say, carry on!

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 9952)
Fri, 15th May '09 2:13 PM

Australians are the people in this world most like Americans.

But, of course, they're always looking up at us.

leaston
Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Fri, 15th May '09 2:27 PM

I think you should continue..to do it the way you are...When I do a quiz..I don't put America quiz!

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 119.6 - Posts: 1745)
Fri, 15th May '09 3:41 PM

I think quizzes with questions from your country are great. I love your quizzes. Don't listen to comments and write quizzes that you want. Also I have always gotten on with aussies, must be their sense of humor. Believe me you don't have to look up to us, we certainly haven't been examples lately.

didb72
Didb72  (Level: 215.8 - Posts: 243)
Fri, 15th May '09 4:03 PM

If we always take quizzes about things we already know, there is not much point in doing this. It is all about learning new things through trivia quizzes. Scrabq and you write up fantastic general quizzes about anything, anyone and anywhere. That is fantastic, if there are questions about australia the better. I always try to put a question related to my country in my quizzes. Quiz writing is all about the idiosyncrasy of the writer. Keep on the good work. Scrabq does not hesitate to put aussie orientated questions, it is very good. Cheers. Didier

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Fri, 15th May '09 6:10 PM

I wrote a few Aussie'uns too, but do not recollect any adverse remarks from folks who were Un-Ozzarians.

Yup, keep going with your quizzes, you do a fine job of helping to make Sploofus truly multinational!!
~Bev


jeannette
Jeannette  (Level: 112.7 - Posts: 1735)
Fri, 15th May '09 6:31 PM

keep doing your quizzes you cant please all of the people all of the time but you can please most of them ,hugs

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6644)
Fri, 15th May '09 8:15 PM

It's Okay to be pre warned. For me, you don't have to do that. I love the suspense and the challege, I also love your quizzes because I want to know how much of a general knowlege I have for the world.

dyenamite
Dyenamite  (Level: 49.6 - Posts: 669)
Fri, 15th May '09 8:24 PM

Do what ya wanna do, be what ya wanna be YEAH!

I agree with ya hun. People crack up coz ya throw in the odd curly question, Oz or not. Just ignore the narrow-mindedness and keep writing whatever you feel. You are the artist, after all. I used to write some quizzes and throw 1 or 2 Oz questions in, but the responses from players, even some editors was appalling. So now I write mostly US based quizzes.

I WOULD love to see you write more 100% Oz quizzes, but we all know how few takers those quizzes will draw in. It doesn't stop me

Dave ... you sure we look up to you or do you look down on us?

Dare to learn something on a quiz one day at the risk of scoring less than 80%. I dare you, guys and glams

Nice thread

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 266.3 - Posts: 2769)
Sat, 16th May '09 4:25 AM

Where's Australia?

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 9952)
Sat, 16th May '09 4:34 AM

It's either east-southeast or west-southwest of Wales.

irishpainter
Irishpainter  (Level: 160.6 - Posts: 224)
Sat, 16th May '09 4:59 AM

I think you will find that out during the summer Alan when they kick yer butts in the Ashes

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Sat, 16th May '09 5:47 AM

The Windies are so scared of us they spent all yesterday doing rain dances in Durham. What idiot decided to stage a test match in the north of England in early May ?


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