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Kimoira  (Level: 198.6 - Posts: 1189)
Sun, 18th Feb '07 9:26 AM


I would like to point out how important the quiz descriptions are. Some of us don't know the names of every musical group out there. For example, the Wet Wet Wet quiz- I have never heard of this band so when I took this quiz I thought it referred to water of some kind from song lyrics. In the description please include the words "the band" so the rest of us aren't in limbo when we get into a quiz!!!

Baggiob  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 888)
Sun, 18th Feb '07 9:55 AM

Although, to be fair, I would say that if that name was used in a quiz about water, it would probably be written with commas in between.
The Wet, Wet, Wet Quiz. Which implies it is about water.

But it is a good point you raise.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Sun, 18th Feb '07 9:55 AM

Excellent point. I totally agree, and often ask an author for clarification and a better description when I am editing. As a player, this is one of the reasons I would rate a quiz lower than a 7, if I felt misled by the description.

Mitchy  (Level: 129.4 - Posts: 964)
Sun, 18th Feb '07 10:58 AM

I agree with Kimoira. I assumed it was something like - Slippery When Wet, you know--- Bon Jovi. Duh! My assumming self got a whole 20%, but I still gave it an 8 rating... Why??? because my profile says I rate other people's quizzes @ 6.9.. I feel that is not correct.
My 2 cents

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Sploofusmaximus (Editor)  
Sun, 18th Feb '07 1:34 PM

Please be sure to send off a polite note to an author when a description is confusing to someone who doesn't know about the true topic. That way others won't run into the same confusion and if the quiz is being rated low because of it, the author should know so they can fix it. As Sploofizz does, I believe most of the editors try to be sure the description is accurate and thorough enough, but it is very subjective and often depends on the realm of knowledge, background of the editor. Just because we think everyone may have heard of something, doesn't mean they really have. It had never occurred to me the other possibilities for Wet Wet Wet that you have come up with.

Sploofus Maximus

Kimoira  (Level: 198.6 - Posts: 1189)
Sun, 18th Feb '07 2:04 PM

Thank you for the responses- I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has run into this sort of thing. I usually pay close attention to a title and description before I take a quiz, but sometimes one slips past me! I will not make any age references here

Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Sun, 18th Feb '07 2:48 PM

I have started quizzes because I was unaware of the true topic-such as modern music and such. Did not want to quit in the middle as I do not know if that would affect author's rating. I also do not give low ratings because my score is low. I do send a message to the author of most quizzes I take and if I have criticism, try to be constructive and kind. I believe accurate quiz descriptions very important-thanks-Linda

Garrybl  (Level: 276.7 - Posts: 6611)
Sun, 18th Feb '07 3:08 PM

Dear sploofus

Talking of quiz descriptions.
I realize I am not alone in starting number puzzles that turn out to be designed only for kids. [Not all number puzzles are --check out some of mine.]
Can we (you) make sure that kids only puzzles are properly designated in the 'most recent' list. A quick review of idiots like me who have attempted kids puzzles may find that they have fallen onto the same trap.
And people who design puzzles for kids (WHY do you do that when this is an 18+ site?) please indicate in your description "KIDS ONLY"


Kimoira  (Level: 198.6 - Posts: 1189)
Sun, 18th Feb '07 6:00 PM

Garrybl you bring up a good point. My daughter is a regular on this site and is under 18. She writes and takes( for the most part) quizzes for kids; kid's TV shows, elementary math etc. but there have been times she gets too ambitious and tries to write quizzes that are well- "out of her league" so to speak. I try to guide her but do not want to discourage her. I have often wondered about some kind of "kid membership" that identifies the member as under 18. I realize this could bring up other issues, but in general something along these lines may not be a bad idea.

Kaufman  (Level: 254.3 - Posts: 3936)
Sun, 18th Feb '07 7:46 PM

I have learned that the category "Numbers" is a subcategory of FKO. When I open a quiz and see the category Numbers, I close it and look for another quiz.

Berylm  (Level: 154.0 - Posts: 478)
Sun, 18th Feb '07 8:56 PM

As Kaufman says, the only numbers quizzes you find on this site are in the Kids' Numbers category and should have been designed for children.

But I agree, it makes life a lot easier if kids' quizzes are designated as such in the title, which is why I have always done so with mine.

Sploofus Editor
Sun, 18th Feb '07 10:16 PM

If I edit a quiz that goes into the Kids Only category, I always add "Kids Only" somewhere in the title. I would like to suggest that all test constructors add "Kids Only" to the title of a Kids quiz.

As a player, I have ended up in a Kids quiz several times if I have picked a quiz out of the Newest Quiz listing. You cannot tell that it is a Kids Quiz if you select from that list.


Erica1217  (Level: 36.4 - Posts: 10)
Mon, 19th Feb '07 11:18 PM


I have another suggestion regarding quiz descriptions. When it comes to music quizzes, it would be helpful if people listed the genre of music their quiz is about - Especially if it revolves around just ONE genre. For example, I just took one called "Who sang it" and the description said it was regarding music from the 2000s... well it was all hip hop/R&B (I think that's what you call it!?).


Geniuswaitress  (Level: 52.1 - Posts: 381)
Tue, 20th Feb '07 6:34 PM

When I write a quiz for kids I try to designate the age group it is appropriate for in the description.

Kimoira  (Level: 198.6 - Posts: 1189)
Wed, 21st Feb '07 7:46 PM

Erica I was just about to write a similar sentiment!! Give folks a clue!

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