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Ronkon  (Level: 94.7 - Posts: 99)
Thu, 15th Sep '05 8:07 PM


I had some people tell me my quizzes were too hard. So, I made it a bit easier and they denied my quiz and called it "inane". Check out my State Quarter quiz and tell me if you agree. I think newer authors should be able to reply to denials. What do you think?

Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Thu, 15th Sep '05 8:14 PM

I think calling someone's quiz inane is stating an opinion. It seems to me the editors should be looking for more tangible reasons to deny your puzzle, such as spelling, grammar and factual errors. And, of course, the usual "which fruit is yellow" questions.
You definitely should be able to protest this somehow (other than in chat).

Ladyvol  (Level: 202.8 - Posts: 5434)
Thu, 15th Sep '05 8:16 PM

I just took your quiz on state quarters and alto I stunk at it I thought it was a good quiz. I don't know why anyone would call it inane...

Ronkon  (Level: 94.7 - Posts: 99)
Thu, 15th Sep '05 8:21 PM

Well what I did was add a 13th question and resubmitted it read as follows: [13] - Sploofus quiz evaulators are demeaning, hurtful, and "inane" to quiz authors trying to make an easier quiz in response to quiz takers complaining about how hard their quizzes are, and are chickens for not alowing you to respond directly to them when denied in an honest effort to improve quiz quality. Luke 11:46
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- Definately
- no
- never
- not even once
- only on the 6th week of the month
I was trying to be sarcastic, and not too mean. Btw I happen to like a quiz with more than 10 questions. They sited that too. Why I wonder...

Margiematt  (Level: 192.3 - Posts: 388)
Thu, 15th Sep '05 8:34 PM

I just took your quiz and stunk at it as well. I
think it is a straight-forward quiz and I'm
ashamed I didn't do any better. It is definitely
not inane.

Ronkon  (Level: 94.7 - Posts: 99)
Thu, 15th Sep '05 8:40 PM

Just to clarify, the second quiz was for quarters 11-20. On the first quiz I even gave a link that had the correct order. I made the second quiz in the same format with all 5 quarters of the same year in the question like in quiz #1. Instead of suggestions on emproving my quiz, the sent this message to my second attempt: Quiz rejected

Thank you for submitting your quiz, "State Quarters Order Of Release #2". Unfortunately we were unable to activate your quiz at this time. Below is a description of the problem:

Quiz contains question(s) with inappropriate content.

Please modify the quiz appropriately and resubmit. Thanks again!
Since they won't help, can anybody give suggestions?

Tuzilla  (Level: 130.8 - Posts: 3769)
Thu, 15th Sep '05 8:46 PM

No editor should speak rudely to anyone who takes the time to submit a quiz. They owe their position to quiz authors. My understanding is sploofus has insulated the editors from direct comments, not the editors, themself.

Quiz authors owe it to the editors to do their best to proofread their quizzes, state their questions clearly and not to copy other quizzes or cut and paste questions from other websites.

I took your quiz. It was hard, too hard unless you went to the site to look or had a quarter collections on hand. That doesn't make it inane. If it were my quiz, I would have done it diffeently...i.e. I would have given a bit of a clue to the state name in the question, but that is me, not you.

Ronkon  (Level: 94.7 - Posts: 99)
Thu, 15th Sep '05 8:52 PM

Now THAT was helpful. I'll give that suggestion a try. Thanks a million. Matthew 25:40

Ronkon  (Level: 94.7 - Posts: 99)
Thu, 15th Sep '05 9:35 PM

Is that why my other quizzes are not geting much traffic?

Philkon  (Level: 266.1 - Posts: 474)
Thu, 15th Sep '05 10:33 PM

I took your State Quarters quiz and found it perfectly acceptable. Yes, it is hard, but I did not see anything wrong with that. Yes, adding some hints in the questions might make them more popular. Normally, the most popular ones are the easiest ones. I feel there is room for both easy and hard quizzes.

I've noticed that certain subjects seem to be more popular than others. It also depends on who is taking the quiz. A numistatist would probably
take the quiz regardless of the degree of difficulty. Would a casual quiz taker pick this quiz, maybe yes, maybe no.

Fri, 16th Sep '05 4:52 PM

Hey folks, let us please get past this issue. I see both sides of the fence, and think it is time to move on. How? Tomorrow, there will be a new text area which will allow quiz authors to send comments and notes along with their quizzes so that a useful dialogue can be engaged between authors and editors.

Editors will also be able to put a quiz "on hold" while a review or dialogue is pending.

Thank you for all of your hard work -- authors and editors!

Jenn326  (Level: 22.8 - Posts: 173)
Fri, 16th Sep '05 9:48 PM

Thanks Sploofus!

Felix-old  (Level: 14.2 - Posts: 244)
Mon, 26th Sep '05 8:09 AM

Could they have confused you with Philkon? Then it all makes sense.


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