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Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Sat, 30th Dec '06 4:03 PM


I sometimes hesitate to post for fear of giving offense to some. I just have a sincere question. How many of you research a quiz before taking it? I haven't most likely because it had not occurred to me to do it not in any way because it is wrong. I have found that of late have begun to feel rather stupid when looking over the most recent quizzes. Also I hesitate to do word matches or rounds when there are few takers because if my score is low-you will know. Perhaps, it is just my insecurity showing. I have the time to research, but just wonder if then it will be no longer a fun game-don't know! Anyway..thanks

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sat, 30th Dec '06 4:24 PM

I always research my material before writing a quiz.......but would not bother to research before taking someone else's quiz, or a Word Puzzle. I just dive in, and do my best!

However, I tend to stay away from subjects at which I will be lousy. :P


Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Sat, 30th Dec '06 4:31 PM

Thanks for your response, Bushyfox. I too research before writing a quiz. Just don't know how folks know dates and numbers and years and the like if they don't look them up and have the list in front of them. I know I Have no knowledge of certain subjects and thus do not take those quizzes. Thanks again!

Mitchy  (Level: 135.6 - Posts: 964)
Sat, 30th Dec '06 7:45 PM

Heidi, You have no idea... I fell out of my chair when i read your post... I feel the same way. especially on the WR. What I do is wait til quite a few people are on it, then i do the WR.. that way if i bomb out big time, I don't feel so dumb, then I hurry and do it again so my ugly score wont be there long. I am so glad Im not the only one who feels this way. Thanx for post, I feel much better!

Bigbird  (Level: 249.1 - Posts: 3337)
Sat, 30th Dec '06 8:45 PM

Linda - I do a ton of research for my quizzes. A ton. Sometimes it takes 4 hours to write one. That is actually one of the reasons I really like Sploofus - it leads me down very interesting paths.


Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Sat, 30th Dec '06 9:04 PM

Alice, it is obvious from your quizzes that you research them and have no doubt your information is accurate. My real question was do you do research on a quiz and then take it, or just pass it by if it is out of your area of knowledge?

Ladyvol  (Level: 212.3 - Posts: 5650)
Sat, 30th Dec '06 9:21 PM

Linda it depends on the quiz. I research alot of mine but there are some that I know right off the top of my head and I just got with my memory banks...LOL...On taking quizzes if the subject interest me I will read up on it before taking a quiz but I usually just go full speed ahead...That way is more fun.

Sargon  (Level: 112.9 - Posts: 1256)
Sat, 30th Dec '06 9:29 PM

I don't take time to research before I take a quiz. Hopefully by taking the quiz I will walk away with a little more knowledge than when I started.

Questions that require knowing the specific year an event happened are a pain. I'd never want to take a quiz that asked who won the world series (or picture of the year, or grammy) in a given year.

Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Sat, 30th Dec '06 9:45 PM

One of the main reasons I ask is that soon (one now) quizzes will appear on Gerald Ford. Ashamed to say I know only v3 things about him. He was from the state in which I was born, had wife named Betty who founded a clinic, and had the dubious honor of not being elected President-other than that-zilch Points because my slow tying skills don't mean much-more about personal satisfaction-I could read up on him but somehow that doesn't seem right as I had no desire to know more about him before death-dunno

Oogie54  (Level: 209.5 - Posts: 1120)
Sun, 31st Dec '06 1:39 AM

Heidi, it does'nt really matter how your scores in any category of sploofus compare to the scores of other players. I love seeing new player names appear in wordrounds and wordmatches and on the wordpuzzle results...regardless of their scores or standings. To me it means one more person is actively using their brain, and not passively sitting in front of the television or playing a video game. I do fairly well in wordrounds after a year and a half of trying...but the whole experience of the site and commonality of interest is what keeps me renewing. The number one rule is Have Fun! Danny

Bigbird  (Level: 249.1 - Posts: 3337)
Sun, 31st Dec '06 5:11 AM

Linda - I guess I misunderstood your question. I do NOT do any research before I take a quiz. I only take quizzes if:

a) I already know something about the topic


b) I like the style of that quiz author - in which case I probably take most things he or she writes, whether or not I know anything about the topic.


c) The title grabs me, and it sounds interesting.

Here's to a healthier New Year! - Alice

Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Sun, 31st Dec '06 5:31 AM

Thanks to all who responded. Quess there is no "right"way. Anyway, a Happy and prosperous year to all!!

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