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Sblv  (Level: 186.2 - Posts: 336)
Tue, 4th Jul '06 11:14 PM


The category " For Kids Only", is it only for kids?
Are there kids players?
Some of the names do belong to adults acording to their profiles.

Does it really matter?

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Tue, 4th Jul '06 11:34 PM

This has been an on and off again debate here on Sploofus. There's a kids only category yet the site says its for players 18 and over. Some parents let their kids play on their accounts and they take those quizzes. Some adults play them because this is a pay-to-play site and you can take whatever quizzes you want. I personally agree with the latter - if a quiz interests me, I'll take it no matter what the category says. However, most of the quizzes in the kids only category are written with children in mind and are not fun, interesting, or challenging to most adults so why take them? (I already know my shapes and colors, etc.)

That doesn't really clear things up much. I guess the answer is, do whatever you feel is the most appropriate for you.

Kravfighter  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 563)
Wed, 5th Jul '06 1:11 AM

I don't intentionally take the kid quizzes. If you look for new quizzes on the main page, though, it sometimes isn't clear that it's a ids' quiz (unless it's in the title of course). I have taken them accidentally and didn't realize until I started that it was meant for kids. That might explain some of the adult takers as well.

Sploofus Editor
Wed, 5th Jul '06 9:45 AM

When I edit a Kids' Only quiz, I always add "Kids Only" to the title of the quiz. Hopefully, that will help to end confusion.


Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Wed, 5th Jul '06 12:41 PM

My daughters use my account (or that of my husband, Mcpop) to take the For Kids Only quizzes. They are 5 and 7 and usually take 120 secs plus (mainly the 5-year-old) to get a score. My main beef with adults intentionally taking the Kids' stuff is that children cannot really compete with the times of adults. My kids want to see their names listed on the scoreboard just like everyone else... so it gets a bit lame when the Top Ten scores on "Disney Princesses" are all less than 30 seconds.

However, the site doesn't prevent it and there is no rule stating that it's bad for adults to take the quizzes. So I guess it's your call.

Thank you, Editor, for helping differentiate the Kids' quizzes. Great idea!


Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Fri, 7th Jul '06 12:08 AM

When my 8 year old can pry me away from the computer, he takes the "kids" quizzes...and I LOVE SPLOOFUS for that. Makes him understand why mommy is an addict.

And Eesus...are you sure that you know your colors and shapes? Think the jury is still out on that one...

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 7th Jul '06 2:08 AM

Yes. You are a red square.

Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 537)
Wed, 12th Jul '06 4:17 AM

I agree - good idea Sploofinder! I always feel bad when I accidentally take a kid's quiz.

It's true everyone has the right to take any quiz they want, but I do wish adults who are there for easy points would have a heart and give more kids a shot at seeing their names up there. There are tons of easy FITB quizzes you can rack up points with instead.

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Thu, 13th Jul '06 6:56 PM

OK, it doesn't happen very often but I admit I WAS WRONG.

My daughter, who is 9, has been bugging me to set up a sploofus account. I kept telling her no but today I relented. She set up her own account and then I showed her how to get into the trivia quizzes, directing her to the For Kids Only one. She took a math quiz, I could hear her over there counting, etc. And then when she was done, I showed her how to give the person a score, etc. She wanted to see where she was in the top ten. She went there and the ENTIRE TOP TEN was less than 20 seconds with the first place being 14 seconds.

She was disappointed and I was pissed to see so many adult sploofusers going in there and trying to beat little kid scores.

I eat crow and apologize, and all that, because I was always an advocate for take whatever quiz you want because you pay for it, blah blah blah.

Anyway, I felt pretty disgusted at the adults who obviously went in there just to get a kick-butt score on an easy little kid math quiz. All I had to hear my daughter say was "oh, I must be really slow because Rockerchick isn't in the top ten."



Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Thu, 13th Jul '06 7:29 PM

I agree entirely with Lodi.
Do those adults who grabbed themselves some quick easy points feel proud of themselves coz they disappointed a li'l kid? Shame on you!


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