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sblv
Sblv  (Level: 190.5 - Posts: 337)
Thu, 8th Feb '07 12:30 AM

OPEN DISCUSSION ABOUT TRIVIA SITES.

While being away from Sploofus during the maintainance period I have wondered into several other trivia based websites and even became a member of one of them. Usually I have no time for this but the outage here created some time for me, so...


I have played some of the other sites quizzes. The quiality here and I would say inventiveness prevails by far. The only different thing that I found was that some places require the author to place explantion after each correct answer which may give you nice info but adds extra work for the author.
I have seen images being attached to the quiz and even soundbites.
There were teams in other places which I now Sploofus had and then got rid of them.

I know that I have been here for over one year now,so I may be used to Sploofus, but only here I have found TQOTD, WordPuzzles, WordRounds (which I do not play anyway).
I did not see anything like a showdown or a wager at the other sites.

This site is the best, but there is always need for the expansion of new ideas.

Does anyone has had any similar experiences that can be shared here?

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 143.6 - Posts: 6064)
Thu, 8th Feb '07 7:30 AM

After being bored while Sploofus was shut down, I did check out a few other trivia sites, and felt like a traitor. However, they were all very boring and did not compare to Sploofus. I am looking forward to the Ker-Blunk which Justin has above our authored quizzes as soon as he gets everything else taken care of. I also miss the WTHAI and Name That Tune. I know Justin has had a lot on his shoulders trying to get everything worked out with the new server. Maybe before long these will take place.

Marilyn....

soldotna
Soldotna  (Level: 27.7 - Posts: 145)
Thu, 8th Feb '07 9:23 AM

I too, checked out a couple of other sites. Boooooring! Nothing compares to Sploofus.

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Thu, 8th Feb '07 9:27 AM

I had actually started writing a quiz once about all of the other trivia websites that are out there, but I scrapped it because a) I felt like a traitor and b) I didn't WANT people hunting down the other sites to check them out and c) my quiz would never have passed the "no opinion based questions" or "quizzes with an agenda" rules! I so obviously think Sploofus is the BEST!!!

But I have seen a couple features I hope Sploofus might incorporate...like the extra info after a quiz (we sort of have that in the WR/WM's with a link to a dictionary site explaining the words; and the Who Am I puzzles also gave us a link). I would also like to see us subdivide our huge categories into more specific sub-categories...so the people who love to take quizzes on the TV show 'Friends' can easily find them!

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 264.6 - Posts: 2770)
Thu, 8th Feb '07 9:59 AM

Yep, Sploofus is way ahead.
The editorial system seems to be a big plus - some of the stuff on other sites was unbelievably bad!
Especially, I think, it's also due to the very personal involvements via BBS etc.
It's the best, warts and all. And when the warts have finally gone, unbeatable!

jerrygarcia
Jerrygarcia  (Level: 64.9 - Posts: 2)
Thu, 8th Feb '07 10:03 AM

I've been to MANY internet trivia sites. There is nothing as attractive or as innovative as Sploofus.

jerrygarcia
Jerrygarcia  (Level: 64.9 - Posts: 2)
Wed, 14th Feb '07 10:38 AM

Do any of us belong to any other trivia sites?

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 137.5 - Posts: 3791)
Wed, 14th Feb '07 10:52 AM

I agree. I WAS a member of a few others, but left them a long time ago. I occasionally revisit a few of them to confirm my decision. I did that while we were down. The others are generally sterile and impersonal. Our community at sploofus is why this place is the best.

Another factor making this place the best is the overall quality of the quizzes, puzzles, etc. I know it is hard to say this when confronted with a error in a WR, WP, WM or quiz. But the editing, or lack of, at most other sites, including the biggest ones, is horrible compared to here.

soldotna
Soldotna  (Level: 27.7 - Posts: 145)
Wed, 14th Feb '07 1:46 PM

I joined FunTrivia.com and ocassionally go back to play the global challenge and the monster quiz but the regular quizzes are not up to the same standard as Sploofus and I don't like the scoring methods.

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Wed, 14th Feb '07 3:35 PM

I have found many of 'em to be banal and juvenile.
I have looked around, but could not locate a quality site that came within shouting distance of Sploofus.......not even in the same galaxy!
I tired rapidly of the flashing ads and popups.

I went off and downloaded a couple of Yahoo games to tide me over during Sploofus maintenance work..........that way, I did not feel that I was "being unfaithful" or "traitorous" to Sploofus!

I also wrote substantial answers to all my correspondence emails

~Bev



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