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Missgeorge  (Level: 63.0 - Posts: 387)
Thu, 25th Jan '07 6:52 AM


Tuzilla's thread about our highest scoring quiz got me thinking -- which quiz are you the most proud of? Mine is "We miss you Lenny -- a tribute to Jerry Orbach."

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Thu, 25th Jan '07 7:25 AM

Mine is the Nature Quiz CQ. I think it was EA worthy if I do say so.

Geniuswaitress  (Level: 52.1 - Posts: 381)
Thu, 25th Jan '07 7:38 AM

My very first quiz, which was called Pages and Potables: Know Your Literary Drunkards. I wrote the whole thing quickly off the top of my head just to see if I could write one, and I think it turned out pretty well.

Gypsylady  (Level: 149.2 - Posts: 6102)
Thu, 25th Jan '07 7:39 AM

I think mine would have to be "The Day The Music Died - February 3, 1959" in regard to Don Mc Lean's song "American Pie", about the deaths of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens. The idea came to me out of the blue, and I did a lot of research to write it. It was written before the "Community Quizzes" started and was the first one I did that much research on to complete. I have others which have accumulated more points, but feel like this one may have come closer to an Editor's Award, even tho' I never received one. It accumulated 34,714 points thus far.


Soldotna  (Level: 27.7 - Posts: 145)
Thu, 25th Jan '07 8:29 AM

The quiz I worked the hardest on was the one I wrote for the Natural World topic in last months Community Quizzes but waited too long to launch it in that category. It was The Mythology of the Natural World and I ended up launching it in General Trivia. It was really my most well written one to date.

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 853)
Thu, 25th Jan '07 8:33 AM

"The 'Paul is Dead' Hoax" is my favorite quiz.

I loved writing my CQ "Natural Wonders of the World" and also "Behind Every Great Song is a Great Woman". I did a nice one on the assassination of JFK as well.

Kaufman  (Level: 269.8 - Posts: 3941)
Thu, 25th Jan '07 9:08 AM

Help! I can't decide! "Stuff No One in their Right Mind Should Know" is the utter essence of trivia. "Fruit and Vegetable Physics" might have been my most creative effort, whizzing through many of the topics of Physics 101 in the context of F&V. "The Road to Chicago" was a total labor of love on my part. Take your pick.

Valedc4  (Level: 62.0 - Posts: 171)
Thu, 25th Jan '07 9:30 AM

Wow, I guess the ones that meant the most to me are:

1. The Hysterical and Greatly Missed John Ritter
2. Not All Puppets Are Muppets!
3. Crossdressing In Film

I enjoyed writing all of these and learned something new at the same time. Can't ask for much more than that


Sblv  (Level: 195.8 - Posts: 337)
Thu, 25th Jan '07 10:28 AM

I enjoyed the most the one called " Historical Waterway Crossings". The recent one about moths, "Moths Are Attracted To Light, And What About You" was very educational for me.
Kaufman, the "fruit and veggie physics" was my favorite quiz of yours.

Should we just have a new category of the "My most favorite quiz" or something like that?

Bigbird  (Level: 250.3 - Posts: 3346)
Thu, 25th Jan '07 5:44 PM

I've liked a bunch of mine alot (if I do say so myself), but the one that I am the proudest of is "Ragtime - My Favorite Musical". It evolved in an interesting way. When I sat down to write the quiz, I intended it to be about the songs in Ragtime, but somehow the characters took hold of my fingers and it turned out to be about the social controversies and the characters instead.


Suzer22  (Level: 166.3 - Posts: 1982)
Thu, 25th Jan '07 9:03 PM

I was very proud of my "Shakespearean Law and Order", partly becausee another Sploofer offered me the idea of Shakespearean criminals and it just came together with L&O!

I also like the series I wrote of "Too Many..." - Santas, Christmas Carols, Cinderellas, Hamlets, maybe some others I have forgotten about.

These are good threads! I am finding all kinds of great quizzes to take that I somehow missed!

Carreau  (Level: 247.4 - Posts: 140)
Thu, 25th Jan '07 10:31 PM

I was happy with my quiz called Who Remembers the Big Bands? But judging by the respose, not many people do. Time to move on to Rockers and Rappers.

Jenpsmith  (Level: 121.8 - Posts: 64)
Thu, 25th Jan '07 11:22 PM

I had the most fun making my quiz "Plum Pickings - the characters of P. G. Wodehouse". It doesn't have a high score, but I loved making it and I was thrilled to get my first editors award.

Geophile  (Level: 168.3 - Posts: 1553)
Fri, 26th Jan '07 12:27 AM

I won my first EA award with Susan Butcher, Champion Musher, although it was one of my lowest scoring quizzes. I didn't mind because I have admired Susan Butcher ever since she won her first Iditerod race. I wrote the quiz the day she died. It was my tribute to this absolutely fearless woman.

Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Fri, 26th Jan '07 12:50 AM

I haven't been honoured with an EA but, I'm quite partial to "Disbanded Musical Groups" and "Fictional Music Groups in the Movies" and "Fictional Music Groups on Television".

I am really enjoying these threads as well.. some very interesting quizes I hadn't taken until now.

Baggiob  (Level: 143.2 - Posts: 888)
Fri, 26th Jan '07 2:50 AM

I have three quizzes I am most proud of and each of them won editors awards.
one was not so popular as it was on a specialised subject,
called 'Scottish League Clubs No Longer In Existence'

and the other two are,
Can You Work Out The Secret?
All The Song Titles Make A Story

The latter two were very popular quizzes.

On a slightly different note, another thing I am very proud of is that on average EVERY single member has taken 2 of my quizzes (AS I said, on average)

Surreyman  (Level: 274.4 - Posts: 2775)
Fri, 26th Jan '07 3:58 AM

Could you clarify the maths of your last line, for a thicko?

Baggiob  (Level: 143.2 - Posts: 888)
Fri, 26th Jan '07 4:16 AM

Basically what I did was added the number of takers of each of my quizzes together and got a grand total of just over 50,000 so then divided that by the total number of current members (24,500) to get just above 2.

So on average Every person has taken 2 of my quizzes.

Obvioulsy though there are many players who have taken like 100 of my quizzes (or more) so there are many many players who have never taken any of my quizzes. But as an average it works out at 2.

Hope that helps clear that one up for you.

Bigbird  (Level: 250.3 - Posts: 3346)
Fri, 26th Jan '07 6:14 AM

Baggiob - You added up the numbers of people who took each of your 5 billion quizzes??? Wow, you DO have too much time on your hands. Please come on over here. I have soooo many chores for you!

LOL, Alice

Baggiob  (Level: 143.2 - Posts: 888)
Fri, 26th Jan '07 6:30 AM

Bigbird, there is an easy way to do it. Open an excel page and have it beside the list of quizzes, type in the numbers then let excell add it
Only takes me a couple of minutes. lol

Geophile  (Level: 168.3 - Posts: 1553)
Fri, 26th Jan '07 1:36 PM

I'm not going there.

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2402)
Fri, 26th Jan '07 4:48 PM

I like writing quizzes with diabolical traps for the unwary.

"Yum Or Yuk" comes into that category, along with "Caution! X-Rated!" and "Red Herrings"........I think there may have been a couple of other quizzes with booby-traps too! Be sure to tread warily, wontcha?


Sargon  (Level: 112.9 - Posts: 1256)
Fri, 26th Jan '07 5:45 PM

Big Bird,

Even an easier way to add up your quizzes: Click on Your Quizzes, Highlight the table, Right click on the highlighed area and select Copy.

Open up Excel right click on the first cell and click on paste. Then you can add up all the points. The only down side is that to get the number of quizzes it is necessary to type them into another column and then sum them.

Aslan  (Level: 27.6 - Posts: 356)
Fri, 26th Jan '07 7:17 PM

I'm most proud of the first and only quiz I wrote yesterday. It helped break the ice and make me want to do more.

Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Sat, 27th Jan '07 1:50 PM

I believe my best quiz was on Rowan's and Martin's "LAUGH =In" , was written by under user name of Linda. For the most part done from my memory not research. Have received EA awards on others but this remains my favorite. Linda

Parsman  (Level: 237.4 - Posts: 18)
Sun, 28th Jan '07 4:58 AM

The one that I've had roughly in my head for weeks but haven't yet got around to writing. (However, once it's written, I probably won't be so proud of it.)

Ummagumma  (Level: 67.4 - Posts: 186)
Tue, 30th Jan '07 6:03 AM

I guess I would have to say the Ummagumma's Rock Artist Interview. It won an EA and I thought it was fun to write - perhaps I'll have to do another one when I can divert my attention away from work.


Jenpsmith  (Level: 121.8 - Posts: 64)
Thu, 1st Feb '07 3:52 AM

I am working on a new quiz at the moment that has me smiling in my sleep. Ahhhhh.

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