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Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2011)
Tue, 11th Oct '05 11:08 PM


Ok...need to hear from everyone because I am seriously perplexed by how everyone rates these quizes.

Tried serious, no luck. Tried luck. Tried luck. Tried really luck. Tried obscure...again..nada.

I judge a quiz by how novel it is, how it makes me think (whether or not I get them right...usually not) but mostly how well I thought the author had thought out the quiz.

Any other thoughts in the quagmire...cause I am at a loss how to entertain the masses...


Suzer22  (Level: 166.3 - Posts: 1983)
Tue, 11th Oct '05 11:47 PM

I just took one of yours and wrote you a long explanation about why I rated as I did! But for the general public, we have had several threads about ratings in the should go back and check them out...

jsut a friendly suggestion

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2011)
Wed, 12th Oct '05 12:10 AM

Thanks for the input. I guess I should have stated the question better, I have no personal agenda here, just wondering what makes everyone "tick".

Redbaron  (Level: 207.0 - Posts: 297)
Wed, 12th Oct '05 1:00 AM

Good question. But your average rating on your profile is 6.8, isn't it? That's not too bad, or is it? Mine is lower (6.5)...What's the average, I wonder?


Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2011)
Wed, 12th Oct '05 1:06 AM

Again...I am not questioning my ratings...just wondering what makes everyone rate something a 7 or above. Just kinda want to get a feel for how everyone rates quizzes. No personal agenda.

Pandorazbox80  (Level: 26.6 - Posts: 61)
Wed, 12th Oct '05 2:27 AM

I rate pretty much the same way you do, chick. Not by whether I like or dislike the author, not by how well I did (or, I should say, didn't do). Quality quizzes get higher ratings from me, bottom line.

TTFN, Diane

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2402)
Wed, 12th Oct '05 4:23 AM

I rate quizzes higher'n I used to since I started authoring 'em myself, as I now know how much work can go into 'em.
Yup, I have been thru the category-hopping as well, trying to guess the current fave-flavor. I have also looked at which categories have low activity, and done quizzes for that'un in the hopes it won't be swamped by other folks' quizzes.
As well, I am sure all have observed, once a quiz goes off the "New" list, it seems to die somewhat. Yup, I look for the "Hard Yards" that went into the authoring of someone's quiz, and rate accordingly.

Mischief  (Level: 107.0 - Posts: 42)
Wed, 12th Oct '05 7:49 AM

I rarely rate lower than a 6 unless it was a particularly poor quiz, but I generally give around 7 as I appreciate the time and effort taken to create the quizzes. If I found a quiz to be more entertaining or unusual then it scores more.

Tee x

Tuzilla  (Level: 146.6 - Posts: 3848)
Wed, 12th Oct '05 9:16 AM

I rate quizzes the way I would want someone to rate my quizzes. My average quiz rating is in the high 7's. I give every quiz I take a 7, unless it is really good and I enjoyed it a lot, which gets it a higher score. If it is a no-brainer, full of errors, has wrong answers, then the rating drops. One thing I never do is rate on my performance. Me not knowing the answers has nothing to do with the quality of the quiz.

Blaney  (Level: 77.1 - Posts: 48)
Wed, 12th Oct '05 10:17 AM

I rate if the person spent more time with a real question instead of:

______ Dance

These are so boring to me. No thought, no imagination at all.

Or my personal favorites:

1 + 1 =


Now that's a quiz that deserves a 10! haha

Eksimba  (Level: 29.0 - Posts: 155)
Wed, 12th Oct '05 2:46 PM

I think to get an exceptionally good rating you need to take a popular subject, add your own special twist to it, and make your clues creative and effective. It doesn't have to be easy, but familiarity with the answers helps.

I find that harder quizzes and highly specialized quizzes tend to get lower ratings, possibly because they're not as much "fun" for the general public to take.

A recent example of a quiz I think has a good combination of familiarity, poularity, and creativity is one by Geniuswaitress:

Do You Know These 80's Artists By Their Outfits?

It takes pop-trivia and presents it in a unique, creative way. I gave it a high score, as I do other quizzes like it.

Cal10892  (Level: 40.2 - Posts: 35)
Wed, 12th Oct '05 5:32 PM

How I score on a quiz does not enter into how I rate it. I figure that how well I do has nothing to do with how well the author put the quiz together. I generally rate high and kind of deduct for problems. If questions are hard to understand or the answers are wrong. I will rate lower. I really rate low when a question is not based on fact, but opinion.

Felix-old  (Level: 14.2 - Posts: 244)
Thu, 13th Oct '05 7:21 AM

It's too subjective a process to make sense. I rate any thing with thought put into it a 7 or better. The multiple version junk is not trivia it just someone copying something and I rate that stuff accordingly. I really hoped with the Editor thing that some of the inane stuff would be axed. So to answer you question a 7 or better has to have some thought put into it. If someone write 10 to 15 quizzes a day that should tell you something.

Imatfaal  (Level: 96.4 - Posts: 58)
Thu, 13th Oct '05 7:50 AM

Rating quizzes -

1. a bad mistake in the answers - ie not a typo
2-4. don't often give these scores
5. lots of sloppiness or multiple answers
6. one/couple of annoying but not important errors
7. any quiz that has no errors and real
8. a bit special - or very tricky
9. a quiz that has had real thought put into it - ie very tricky (but do-able) questions or funny or an unusual topic that i wouldnt not have thought (before taking) would made a good quiz

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