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jenn326
Jenn326  (Level: 22.8 - Posts: 173)
Thu, 15th Sep '05 1:35 PM

AUTHORING ETTIQUETTE

From time to time, we all take quizzes that make our brains think of our own quiz. To make sure we are not stepping on any toes, what does everyone think about that? Is it wrong to do that (similar subject matter but completely different questions.) Is there a grace period for us to do our own so that we aren't stepping on any toes? Should we message the other author to ask if they mind? Just wanted to get other opinions to see if we are all on the same page.

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.2 - Posts: 3779)
Thu, 15th Sep '05 4:16 PM

That seems highly subjective. If I see a quiz "Famous Cajun Dishes A-B", it would be wrong to do Cajun Dishes C-D or even Cajun Dishes. However, a Spicy Foods quiz that might include a dish like Blackened Fish or Cajun Gumbo in a question is okay. I also imagine you could sneak by with a Creole Food quiz, but I might hesitate a day or two before do it.

chanel3
Chanel3  (Level: 16.1 - Posts: 48)
Thu, 15th Sep '05 5:13 PM

I do alot of music quizzes and so do alot of other "GREAT" quiz authors,I feel we each have our own style ~~BUT~~!! There is always an exception .The people that have been on here long enough know a persons quiz writing style, ~~So my answer to that is stick to your style of quiz authoring whatever the subject matter.~~Dayna )

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.2 - Posts: 3779)
Thu, 15th Sep '05 7:06 PM

I always type with my little finger elevated, as well. Haute cuisine of quizzery.

chanel3
Chanel3  (Level: 16.1 - Posts: 48)
Thu, 15th Sep '05 7:47 PM

hehe

geniuswaitress
Geniuswaitress  (Level: 52.1 - Posts: 381)
Fri, 16th Sep '05 1:24 PM

I do the same, but I have a flunky mist me with Evian as I type.

ladymaynooth
Ladymaynooth  (Level: 176.9 - Posts: 34)
Fri, 16th Sep '05 8:43 PM

I think it is okay to do a quiz on the same subject matter but you should create your own unique title and ensure that you do not duplicate any questions that have already been asked in other quizzes. Before writing a quiz, you should play all the pre-existing quizzes on the same topic to ensure this. Obviously, whether you should create a new quiz on the same subject matter will also depend on how general or how specific the topic is. I think it would be a shame to limit a given topic to one quiz author only. Just because two quizzes are on the same topic, it does not mean that they need to be anything alike.

siriusofazkaban
Siriusofazkaban  (Level: 15.1 - Posts: 196)
Mon, 19th Sep '05 12:12 PM

Yes I often find that I make a quiz and suddenly it starts popping up everywhere. IO have had two popular quizzes that people have made versions of soon after I publish my own. I also had an M&Ms quiz that used the same site I did to make my own and even asked a few suspiciously similar questions. But you have to remember that this is a large trivia quiz site and things are going to pop up that look similar. It's to be expected.
~Sirius


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