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Mandy226  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 128)
Mon, 6th Nov '06 7:50 PM


If you do not wish to fill out all the details on your profile, at least fill in the location part. I have come across a number of quizzes with a catchy title, checked out the profile of the author and because I don't know where they are from, I didn't bother taking the quiz. An example of this would be, Big Brother quiz. I check out the author, find they are American, so I wouldn't bother with that as I am in the UK and know nothing about it. Just an idea that may benefit quiz authors.


Mandy226  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 128)
Mon, 6th Nov '06 7:58 PM

Posting my own response to try and get this up front

Mandy226  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 128)
Wed, 8th Nov '06 6:45 AM

Posting myself again as it never made it to the front page with all the funny goings on in here.

Maurlin  (Level: 221.5 - Posts: 2718)
Wed, 8th Nov '06 6:51 AM

I think that's a great idea. Even if it doesn't help with the decision of whether or not to take a quiz, I'm just curious. I'd love to know more about the folks I'm spending so much time with on this site, my second home.

Kravfighter  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 565)
Wed, 8th Nov '06 6:56 AM

Your idea seems to benefit the author, but your example benefits the quiz takers, not the author. The bias works both ways and if quiz takers do NOT take your quiz based on location, you might actually get less quiz takers as an author.

By the way, I do have my location listed, but only to satisfy curiosity (the reason I like to know someone's location.


Suzer22  (Level: 166.3 - Posts: 1982)
Wed, 8th Nov '06 9:22 AM

I don't think knowing would stop me from taking a quiz, but it would help put me in the right frame of mind!

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Wed, 8th Nov '06 9:31 AM

I'm in Florida, and I seek out the quizzes from the UK. It's a culture I admire in many ways and have read a zillion books about. If I chance upon things with which I'm unfamiliar, I have the opportunity to learn something--at least half the reason I come here in the first place.

That said, I agree with the idea that players should post locations, if for no other reason, because it's fun to see all the places in the world the players come from. I'm strongly in favor of more (voluntary) profile info in general; blank profiles seem so unfriendly. I wouldn't even mind seeing the location posted by Sploofus next to the screen name in the profile.

Bunnythefoo  (Level: 105.5 - Posts: 21)
Wed, 8th Nov '06 9:34 AM

Profile information also helps put a quiz description in context. For example, knowing how old the quiz author is really helps me know what I'm getting into if I take a quiz described as music, movies, or television from their childhood. Even if basic personal information might turn away some quiz takers, I think it's worth it not to get a low rating. If I take a quiz on a pop-culture related topic having no idea it's going to be all about stuff that's specifically British or Australian, I get frustrated and give a low rating because I think it is a quiz author's duty to disclose to the quiz taker what they're in for.

O.k., maybe this is more about quiz descriptions than profile information. I just ask that authors not be vague about what a quiz is about just to get people to take them. Makes for un-fun sploofusing!

Vettage  (Level: 41.0 - Posts: 241)
Wed, 8th Nov '06 5:46 PM

For the record,..Sploofus asks that you list your country of origin when you first join. You can always check the player directory if you feel like spending the time. Guessing though that most don't want to spend the time. But, that really doesn't mean that the country listed is one's true home country. It's been nine months, and I think it was just a drop-down point/click thing.

Vettage  (Level: 41.0 - Posts: 241)
Wed, 8th Nov '06 5:50 PM

Just logged off and checked,...yep, it's a drop down 'click the country'.

Larrybus  (Level: 319.9 - Posts: 384)
Wed, 8th Nov '06 5:57 PM

Checking the directory for a player's country of origin is not necessarily useful. E.g., there seem to be unusually large numbers of players from Andorra, Angola, Algeria and American Samoa.

Larrybus  (Level: 319.9 - Posts: 384)
Wed, 8th Nov '06 5:59 PM

And also from "Za", wherever that is.

Kaufman  (Level: 269.9 - Posts: 3941)
Wed, 8th Nov '06 6:26 PM

Za may be legit -- it's the internet domain of South Africa.

Tuzilla  (Level: 146.5 - Posts: 3845)
Thu, 9th Nov '06 6:02 PM

Still, just because a person has a profile, it doesn't guarantee authenticity. A profile could say you are a young Asian women with a shopping addiction, or a college kid in the western U.S. when you are really senior citizen living in the U.S. Southeast.

Rnmorg  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 689)
Thu, 9th Nov '06 8:29 PM


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