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Linda  (Level: 26.6 - Posts: 95)
Wed, 26th Apr '06 7:47 PM


I am not competitive in anything concerning things where speed is an issue. This month i am competing in the quiz authoring category-only possibility for me. Know in Sploofus speed is an issue but as old as i am cannot help but get my feelings slightly hurt when someone complains that my questions are too wordy or long and "cuts their time". Perhaps it is the old teacher coming out in me but feel that questions should give adequate clues so people can get the correct answer not be fast. My quizzes take me a long time to make-time I have-but am like most people, I suspect, want folks to enjoy them. I'm done rambling on about this-Linda

Sblv  (Level: 191.9 - Posts: 337)
Wed, 26th Apr '06 11:23 PM

I absolutely agree with you. Sometimes I run out of time when I take quizzes with longer questions because I have other things in life I have to attend to, but You are right, the questions should give enough background information. Thank you.

Sargon  (Level: 112.9 - Posts: 1256)
Thu, 27th Apr '06 12:47 AM

I think there is room for all types of quizzes on Sploofus. That's what makes it fun. It doesn't take long to learn what kind of quizzes an author writes. I enjoy taking quizzes where the questions are a little longer but include a fact that I might not know. My opinion is that if you don't like a writing style simply avoid the author. No need to send overly critical messages.

Mrsgc  (Level: 10.0 - Posts: 231)
Thu, 27th Apr '06 2:44 AM

Maybe some statement at the intro might help - such as 'this quiz is not for speed freaks' or 'not a coffee break quiz'.

I sometimes have had to leave a longer worded quiz due to my eyes being particularly bad thet day. Had I known in advance I would have saved the name and gone back at a later stage to do it.

sargon - the only problem with avoiding a particular author because of the type of quiz is that they may use a range of different styles and question lengths. My quizzes certainly vary.

Surreyman  (Level: 267.0 - Posts: 2769)
Thu, 27th Apr '06 5:28 AM

I don't see the complainers' problem.
The relative times for those interested in speed will still be comparative.
Frankly, I feel the better quizzes (and those that often get the Editors' Awards) do spend more time in giving interesting info along the way.

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