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Sonnyjim  (Level: 76.4 - Posts: 1)
Sat, 17th Jun '06 10:01 AM


Folks, a question: Do people bother to read the quiz descriptions we write?

I just posted a quiz asking for the number of 'sequels' that have been produced for various films - (the quiz is called "How Many Sequels?") and am getting a stream of grumpy messages from people who have not bothered to read the description (or the title of the quiz for that matter), and have answered with the total number of films in the franchise - and got it wrong!

Then, rather than check out the description to work out why they may have got it wrong, they fire off an abusive message!

It kinda makes sense to me to read the description before I do the quiz to find out what's required.

Anyway, I just thought I'd throw it out there - and feel much better now that I've vented.

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Sat, 17th Jun '06 10:09 AM

I do read, or at least skim the descriptions. I never go back and look them again, which is a pain, unless I felt something was seriously misrepresented!

However, I do prefer to have the actual questions asked in the quiz!! When a quiz description says something like "Identify which director directed each film" And then the 'question' is simply a title, I get a little taken back. It's not that hard to make the question say "Who directed Gone With the Wind?" Or better yet, "Which African-born woman directed Whatever in 1952?"

Just my 2

Tuzilla  (Level: 131.3 - Posts: 3769)
Sat, 17th Jun '06 10:32 AM

Quiz descriptions take, at most, a few seconds to read. They often contain valuable info. Sometimes they are clever and witty. If I am doing a series of quizzes, like the ones on the 60s, 70, and now the 80's. I try to let people know that the quiz is part of a whole series in hopes they will take the others.

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Sat, 17th Jun '06 10:37 AM

I always read them-- some of them can be as entertaining as the quiz itself!

Valedc4  (Level: 62.0 - Posts: 171)
Sat, 17th Jun '06 11:27 AM

I know I sent you a message about it but I wasn't grumpy I did read the description but my warped mind just digested it wrong, plus some I just got wrong cause I can't count LOL. Don't let the grumps get to you, all of us writers have received our share of negative messages. I know there have been a few that ticked me off, and I'm an angel (a)

Linda  (Level: 26.6 - Posts: 95)
Sat, 17th Jun '06 9:23 PM

Once again, to most folks who play this "speed" is the only issue. To some of us , quality. therefore reading, is equally important. Know Justin created this site to be "fun" but am quite sure his intent was not that it be mindless . I know I offend, but that is what I think. Linda

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sat, 17th Jun '06 11:20 PM

I read them, although in my haste, sometimes I don't read them well and find that I pay for it later. I always appreciate a well written quiz description that gives me some insight on what lays in store for me.

Mrsgc  (Level: 10.0 - Posts: 231)
Sun, 18th Jun '06 3:51 AM

I read them tosee if there is a clue about the autors country of origin or any deleberate angle the suthor might be taking.
I must admit I have almost stopped taking Quizzes over the past couple of months as I get fed up getting into a quiz only to find it contains all amerian products, companies etc.

  (Level: . - Posts: 56)
Sun, 18th Jun '06 7:45 AM   [ edit ]

I usually read them, unless they're way too involved. I made the mistake, this morning, of skipping one explanation after reading the first two of about seven or eight paragraphs of explanation, and then discovering, once I started the quiz, that the questions were about the explanation.

Koota  (Level: 180.6 - Posts: 2098)
Sun, 18th Jun '06 4:57 PM   [ edit ]

I agree that sometimes the descriptions themselves are as funny or funnier than the quizzes, so I always read them completely. I guess I'm only going for speed in Word Rounds.

Missestexas  (Level: 11.4 - Posts: 15)
Sun, 18th Jun '06 7:30 PM   [ edit ]

They are just bad sports... The light bulb just didn't come on for them. I got an angry message from a NURSE (on her profile) after bombing one of my med term quizzes. I felt bad until I reread her answers... now, I just feel bad for her patients!

PS: I wrote a stellar poem for my new poetry term quiz description. You won't want to miss my mad skills Check it out!

Linda  (Level: 26.6 - Posts: 95)
Sun, 18th Jun '06 7:38 PM   [ edit ]

Still believe part of this game is take time and READ!!Linda

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