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Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 853)
Sun, 14th Aug '05 4:08 PM


I am somewhat new and I'll admit, I didn't think (at first) to check for older versions of the same topic before creating quizzes of my own. But is it necessarily a bad thing to have the topic come up again and again if it's *real* trivia?

I am not a fan of the "Find the green vegetable" type quizzes but they consistently end up in the "Top 10" so others must like them.

I love the real trivia, even if I score low.


Philkon  (Level: 274.3 - Posts: 474)
Sun, 14th Aug '05 4:14 PM

It is just a guess on my part, but since Food is the top catagory, more people make stop there first.

Use the search box to look up subjects. You'll find all of the quizzes which have already been created using the keywords of your search.

Good luk,


Mamacurlyhead  (Level: 77.9 - Posts: 66)
Sun, 14th Aug '05 4:15 PM

I think with regard to "Find the Green Vegetable" these types of quizzes end up in the top ten because they are easy and it becomes a challenge to see if you can be the fastest.

But I would agree that it is hard to make up quizzes that haven't already been done. I have, infact, decided not to do a quiz because there was already one similar to it and I had gotten negative comments from someone who did that same type of quiz in the past. But on the other hand I think since people are so different the questions you might pick on a topic are different than what the other person would so therefore they are really two different quizzes on the same topic.

Felix-old  (Level: 14.2 - Posts: 244)
Sun, 14th Aug '05 4:22 PM

So True, Tracy. If only there was a way to score quality higher than the junk coming straight from a web site or encarta word serch. How much thought can be put into quizzes released every 37 seconds. And how trivial is something that inspires 10 versions of the same tired stuff. VB, I know you are about the triva and not the points, so thanks for keeping to true spirit of travia breathing.


Ladyvol  (Level: 213.0 - Posts: 5675)
Sun, 14th Aug '05 6:00 PM

I know where you are coming from's really hard to come up with ideas for quizzes when 20 other people before you have came up with the same one.....I do use other sites for reference material and I also use books and my brain....espically when it comes to trivia that I know something about. You can usually come up with a different slant to a quiz someone else has already done by putting your own twist to for the green veggie type quizzes I don't really care for them either....maybe they should put the quizzes in different order or something....

Mamacurlyhead  (Level: 77.9 - Posts: 66)
Sun, 14th Aug '05 6:02 PM

I think the possibility of more points for harder quizzes is good. That would help on both the quiz maker and the quiz taker I think. I enjoy Docshy's quizzes - she makes me feel smart sometimes and pretty dumb others but I always learn something even if I don't score real good.

Ladyvol  (Level: 213.0 - Posts: 5675)
Sun, 14th Aug '05 6:12 PM

Shy's quizzes are great and I agree with you mama on how they either make you feel smart sometimes and sometimes not. Tuzilla's quizzes are like that also....SCoring more points for harder quizzes sounds like a good idea...the quiz maker and the quiz taker would both benefit in the long run....

Philkon  (Level: 274.3 - Posts: 474)
Sun, 14th Aug '05 6:29 PM

For what it is worth, I usually leave references for my quizzes so the answers can be verified (as required on the quiz creation page). Often I post websites so others can do just that. I only leave one site, though. It would take up to much space, otherwise. I have checked out a couple of other people's answers when I was in doubt. The vast majority of the time, they were right. If not, I let them know. I would appreciate the same for my quizzes.

Usually, I research my material first in my library, or just know it offhand. Then, it is added to a word processor throughout the day when I have time. The quizzes are then all created at the same time, to save time (cut & paste or drag & drop). Then I try to find an interesting online resource which matches the subject matter. Sometime, I will copy the materal to save wear & tear. I've got carpal tunnel syndrome. The operation still hurts.

That is how I can create many quizzes in a short time.

I like it when people leave a resource. If you want to look into the subject some more, you have a starting place.

No, I do not have the answers to all of my quizzes memorized. But, I have a personal library of over 3,000 books & a pretty good memory.

Now, if I just had a faster computer.


Txchaplin  (Level: 127.3 - Posts: 26)
Sun, 14th Aug '05 7:25 PM

I have to admit, I've gotten pretty irked when I saw a quiz about something I've already wrote a quiz for. Whenever I have an idea, I search for it in the trivia quizzes page. I make sure to take the older quizzes, so I do not duplicate someone elses questions. It's a little annoying to see the same questions over and over again. I even thought about doing a quiz on questions I've seen at least 5 times so others will know not to ask it again.

I guess it would help if we were able to see the date each quiz was launched. I would like to know if I was taking the first quiz of the bunch so I would less likely get duplicate questions.
That's all for now...Flea

Kasp767982  (Level: 162.2 - Posts: 153)
Mon, 15th Aug '05 9:29 AM

Hi Tracy
I agree sadly, that some of the stuff on here I just can not be bothered with and to be honest it has damped my enthusiasm somewhat, well not too much lol. I really enjoy the trivia that I have to really think about. I may not be the best at getting them right, but I do love the challenge.
I have to admit, I tend to skim through most of the quizzes to find the ones by trusted authors. Yes, there are a fair few of you out there and most of you probably know who you are lol.
Occasionally, I stop at one which takes my eye and if that quiz holds my interest then I add the author to my list. I know this sounds unfair, as I am sure there are some great quizzes hidden in the mass of *goo*, and that *goo* spoils it for the majority.
Still, I suppose there is room for some of the less challenging stuff.
Just my opinion sorry.
Jane ~aka Kasp~

Mskillian  (Level: 65.1 - Posts: 226)
Mon, 15th Aug '05 9:53 AM

Having been around Sploofus for a while, what really irritates me is when I spend time working on a quiz, post it and come back later to find 3 or 4 copycat quizzes on the same subject. I do agree that something should be done to reward those who create quizzes that are challenging. But I think that people should respect the fact that not everyone can create multiple quizzes at once and maybe only post one quiz per category a day - that doesn't seem unreasonable, does it?

Ladyvol  (Level: 213.0 - Posts: 5675)
Mon, 15th Aug '05 9:28 PM

I totally agree with what you said mskillian about the copycat quizzes....there are several of them popping up everyday. Like you, I've been here awhile and I'd like to see something done about this also...those who create challeging quizzes should be rewarded and respect given to those who can't like you said submit multiple quizzes....It isn't too much to ask at all....

Dariana  (Level: 35.6 - Posts: 27)
Tue, 16th Aug '05 2:24 PM

I would just be happy to see "some" people stop rewriting quizzes that have been on here forever. Do they think the veterans will not recognize their own quizzes? Sad to say, a veteran has recently been revamping old quizzes that others wrote. Come on folks, what happened to originality?

Gopackgo  (Level: 213.4 - Posts: 44)
Tue, 16th Aug '05 10:27 PM

I have to agree about the easier quizzes, but I find myself writing them because they attract so many players.
I wish Sploofus would change the front page and make you choose the category to see the recent quizzes. I work 5 days a week and only have time to post a few quizzes a week and I find it annoying when you post a quiz and it appears on the front page for a only a short time because a lot of other quizzes are launched for the same category. I know from experience that the longer your quiz stays on the main page the more sploofusers will take it.
Sploofus please change the format, so more than the last six quizzes appear on the main page.

Wed, 17th Aug '05 8:16 PM

The last 15 quizzes are now shown as opposed to 6.

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