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Lagunafan73  (Level: 8.2 - Posts: 44)
Fri, 11th Aug '06 12:52 PM


Ok, I've been on here for about 6 weeks now. I'm creating quizzes that I think are pretty good. A few ppl have sent me messages saying my quizzes make no sense, or the content doesn't fit the quiz. I'm doing the best I can. I upgraded to GOLD so I could create quizzes. But, I'm very disappointed with these messages. Sorry If I can't please everybody.

Signed, Loyal Sploofusser


Bravegator  (Level: 152.0 - Posts: 428)
Fri, 11th Aug '06 1:28 PM

Tina, Ignore the rude-sters and keep writing quizes!!

Lagunafan73  (Level: 8.2 - Posts: 44)
Fri, 11th Aug '06 1:41 PM

Thank you Chelle, I will.


Baggiob  (Level: 143.2 - Posts: 888)
Fri, 11th Aug '06 2:07 PM

I have been quite lucky and not had too many bad messages. And I certainly have had a good amount of good messages.
It is always best just to ignore the bad ones, and over time you will find that in the whole you will get good messages.

Generally if I do a quiz that I do not like then I probably won't even send a message. But in some case (say if there has been mistakes in it) i usually just point it out.

There is no point in being rude.

Valedc4  (Level: 62.0 - Posts: 171)
Fri, 11th Aug '06 3:18 PM

Don't let a few mean spirited people stop you from writing quizzes. We've all gotten rude messages, I know I have. Just remember most Sploofusers are kind and do appreciate quiz writers, I know I do

Fri, 11th Aug '06 5:54 PM

Unfortunately, the Internet has forced us all to "thicken our skin" somewhat. I think that constructive criticism is a great thing, however, there is never any excuse to be rude in providing it. The bottom line is that if you receive any messages that contain harrassing, vulgar, or offensive content, please report it. I'll terminate the account of the sender.

Much obliged!

Lagunafan73  (Level: 8.2 - Posts: 44)
Fri, 11th Aug '06 6:41 PM

Thanks everybody for the support. I love this site and I will not leave, nor will I stop creating quizzes just because of a few rude comments.
Thanks Again!


Baggiob  (Level: 143.2 - Posts: 888)
Fri, 11th Aug '06 6:53 PM

tina, im with you on that one.
I have found that the nice people well out way the idiots.
as the saying goes
'It is nice to be important but it is more IMPORTANT to be NICE'

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Fri, 11th Aug '06 7:20 PM

I know those messages hurt, and it's sad that some folks have an agenda to be rude and unthinking.
Any necessary criticism can always be delivered gently with diplomacy if necessary.

It gives folks a real boost when you say something nice to them, and it lifts their mood. I know it makes me feel good too, to know I have (hopefully) brightened someone's day!

Do remember that often the real problem in harsh messages often lies with the sender, NOT the recipient!

Looking forward to seeing you around Sploofus a lot more, and reading your comments...!

Aquamar  (Level: 186.9 - Posts: 927)
Fri, 11th Aug '06 7:35 PM

I have been here a long time and I have had my share but hang in there. Let the nice comments make you smile and forget about the others!!


Ladyvol  (Level: 212.9 - Posts: 5673)
Fri, 11th Aug '06 10:54 PM

I've gotten my share also and I still get them on occasion. I usual just ignore them but sometimes they can really upset you...I Know!....You can always block the ones that keep sending the rude messages..Just hang in there...You have friends here you know?

Lagunafan73  (Level: 8.2 - Posts: 44)
Fri, 11th Aug '06 11:23 PM

Thanks alot you guys. Ever since I posted that, alot of sploofusers have sent me amazing comments. Thanks again for all the support. I will continue to be a loyal Sploofus member from here on out. I will not let those people drive me away.


Jeannarie  (Level: 135.1 - Posts: 106)
Sat, 12th Aug '06 10:31 AM

Keep up the good work. Mean-spirited people are not even worth your trouble, even though remarks sometimes hurt. Just keep on keeping on. There are SO many nice people on this site that it's awesome. Some of my best friends "live" here.

I got a message not long ago that said I'd been Kirby'd. I didn't report it cuz I wasn't sure what it meant (sounds bad to me), but it's still floating around in my thoughts just because I'm puzzled. Anyone ever hear that term?

Twoxfourman  (Level: 82.4 - Posts: 153)
Sat, 12th Aug '06 10:40 AM

Let this remind us all that the person on the other end of the line has feelings too. Attacks come in more forms that just PM's. Complaints about, and ill regard toward perpetual WR, and WP winners is just as bad. If you won a lot, would you be proud, or ashamed?

Marynuala  (Level: 141.3 - Posts: 996)
Sat, 12th Aug '06 12:50 PM

Hi Tina,
Just remember that the Sploofus editorial team would not publish any quiz unless it was worthy, so your quizzes have been assessed as good enough to go live. Ignore any negative comments and report them if they are offensive. (You are unfortunate to have received hurtful messages, as Sploofus members are encouraging, and only point out mistakes with the best of intentions).
Keep on writing your quizzes and we all look forward to doing them. (Hey, if you get an Editor's Award that will really prove how wrong your critics were). Best of luck!

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 853)
Sat, 12th Aug '06 1:18 PM

Usually, I've posted that I have been lucky to never have received a rude message. However, someone "helped me out" last month and now I can say, "Yeah, it stinks!"

I really cannot imagine why people do it. Either they have no manners whatsoever or they have nothing better to do. Pretty sad either way.

Lagunafan73  (Level: 8.2 - Posts: 44)
Sat, 12th Aug '06 1:19 PM

I shall try. Thank You!

Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Sat, 12th Aug '06 8:41 PM

I've had a few doozies myself. However, one just said: Um, the last 3 questions were stupid.

I sent off a sarcastic thank you, and then looked at the questions in question. (hee hee)

Somehow, instead of the 10 question quiz I had written, there was a 13 question quiz with the last 3 questions being the same as #10. I don't know if it was a glitch in the system or what, but I ended up sending a real thank you to the person that had said I was stupid. I sent in a support ticket (which still hasn't been resolved - hint hint) to ask them to delete the excess questions.

So, maybe there was an error in your quiz that you weren't aware of. Or maybe the people are just imbeciles.

Baggiob  (Level: 143.2 - Posts: 888)
Sat, 12th Aug '06 8:43 PM

Emiperkins what might have happened to you is when you add the questions you have to press return, or enter.
What can happen is you accidentally click it more than once and it just adds the question again.
It has happened to me before but i noticed it and deleted the questions before launching the quiz.

Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Sat, 12th Aug '06 8:56 PM

I always check my quizzes before submitting them. And an editor does, too. It shouldn't have gotten through. I stand by my glitch.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Sat, 12th Aug '06 8:56 PM

Emi - I am truly surprised that this got past the editors! I don't know think you can delete a question on a live quiz, but if you can come up with three more questions you could 'edit' the bad ones by just rewriting new ones over them!

Baggiob  (Level: 143.2 - Posts: 888)
Sat, 12th Aug '06 8:57 PM

Maybe what happened is whichever Editor looked at it presumed that it only had ten questions and thus after checking the tenth they launched it.

Twinboymom2001  (Level: 67.0 - Posts: 197)
Sat, 12th Aug '06 9:02 PM

I am sorry that you have received such rude messages. I have had a few myself and even had to have someone terminated because of the content of the message. There are some people in the world that have no idea how to keep their mouth shut and thrive off of making someone else's day bad.
Keep on writing quizzes and ignore the bad stuff, ok? Hang in there!

Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Sat, 12th Aug '06 9:03 PM

I find that highly unlikely, but I suppose it is possible. I've written 166 quizzes, and haven't had that sort of thing happen on any of the others. My main point was, there may be a problem in the quizzes that Tina wasn't aware of. That's all.

Lagunafan73  (Level: 8.2 - Posts: 44)
Sat, 12th Aug '06 11:35 PM

The messages were like..."Your questions made no sense" and "You shouldn't write quizzes" But most of my quizzes are FITB, so I don't really understand how there may be a problem.


Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Sat, 12th Aug '06 11:39 PM

Well, now that's just plain rude. I rescind my suggestions.


Surreyman  (Level: 274.3 - Posts: 2775)
Sun, 13th Aug '06 3:31 AM

Sorry, but the few who have sent me rude messages haven't been ignored.
They've received an equally rude message back reminding them that Sploofus ain't about that!
So far, it seems to have stopped them in their tracks.

Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Sun, 13th Aug '06 4:57 AM


I apologize to all quiz writers for NOT telling them how much I appreciate their accomplishments. I took your Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney quizzes, but did not tell you how good they were!

I don’t have the talent to write quizzes, and I resolve to be better at thanking the authors for writing quizzes, no matter how well I personally do at them!

Probably, for every stinky comment you get for a quiz, there are many, many more who enjoyed it!

Thanks, Tina…keep it up!

- Jeanne

Bigbird  (Level: 250.2 - Posts: 3345)
Sun, 13th Aug '06 5:49 AM

About the worst I've been accused of is that my questions are way too long, and make people read (and that is probably true), but I think that the comments that I've gotten that make me the angriest are ones like: "It was fair". Now, I realize that you can interpret fair in several ways, but, of course, my mind equates it with "so-so". Then I look, and of course, this person has never written any quizzes. That's when I get annoyed. I feel like writing back "Well then, show me how it should be done." I don't do it, but I sure feel like it.


Surreyman  (Level: 274.3 - Posts: 2775)
Sun, 13th Aug '06 6:35 AM

So do it!

Lagunafan73  (Level: 8.2 - Posts: 44)
Sun, 13th Aug '06 3:06 PM

Emily, I wasn't being rude by saying that. Those were the types of messages ppl were sending me about my FITB quizzes. I'm just trying to understand how there would be a problem in the quizzes if they were reviewed and went LIVE. That's all I was saying. Please don't be offended by the way I was wording it. I appreciate any suggestions I can get. That is the only way I can get better at this. I'm still new here, and I will learn by my mistakes, if there are any. Please, keep the suggestions coming. I am here to have fun, and it HAS been fun.



Gypsylady  (Level: 149.2 - Posts: 6102)
Sun, 13th Aug '06 3:20 PM


I think Emily was agreeing with you after hearing what was in your messages, or at least that's how I took it.


Lagunafan73  (Level: 8.2 - Posts: 44)
Sun, 13th Aug '06 4:17 PM

I hope so.

Thank You!


Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Sun, 13th Aug '06 10:00 PM

It's so weird that I come to chat and find a forum about rude messages. I took a Bible quiz yesterday that had an incorrect answer (not theological, just a "he was the son of so & so" question). I wrote a nice note correcting him and ALSO saying I enjoyed the quiz. The guy wrote back arguing with me, so I gave him the scripture. This went back and forth til I finally said "I'm done". So, my question is, how do you block a message sender? Never wanted to before! lol

Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Mon, 14th Aug '06 12:31 AM

Tina! Sorry for the confusion, I was indeed agreeing with you. Aww. Now I feel bad. Sorry again.


Lagunafan73  (Level: 8.2 - Posts: 44)
Mon, 14th Aug '06 9:53 AM

OK, lol. Let's start over. Hi, my name is Tina, and I am a Sploofusaholic.

I misinterpreted your rescinding of the suggestions. Thought it was toward me. I'm glad that is clarified.

Thanks! Tina

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