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Jepolito1  (Level: 36.9 - Posts: 18)
Tue, 18th Oct '05 8:15 AM


Seriously now, I just took a quiz with at least four spelling and/or typing errors and one really elusive clue. HOW did that slip by the editors?


Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Tue, 18th Oct '05 8:59 AM

Yup, I have seen a few too. Some have also had misplaced apostrophes in plurals (my pet hate!)

Felix-old  (Level: 14.2 - Posts: 244)
Tue, 18th Oct '05 9:08 AM

What she said!

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 853)
Tue, 18th Oct '05 9:09 AM

Further proof that Sploofus is not run by a computer or a robot...

Which quiz was it? Sometimes they try to give a break to an author who might have English as a second language.


Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Tue, 18th Oct '05 9:42 AM

I also remember doing a real simple quiz on colors, and being confronted by a question asking me what color was Peru? How did THAT slip by the editors without being challenged?

Eksimba  (Level: 29.0 - Posts: 155)
Tue, 18th Oct '05 9:58 AM

I've noticed a lot, too, but keep in mind that the vast majority of quizzes on this site were submitted prior to the editorial process, which is relatively new. There are a LOT of mistakes out there...

Jepolito1  (Level: 36.9 - Posts: 18)
Tue, 18th Oct '05 10:19 AM

I feel bad naming the quiz, but it is in the "Most Recent Quiz" section, so it is definitely new. They spelled words right in some places and not in others--a lot of typos, I guess.

I love the editing process. Thankfully, when I make an error, the editors are meticulous and catch it. I just wonder about FOUR errors in one quiz. What was happening while the editor was editing? Or was the quiz put up live, and they were told to change the errors and never did?

Questions to ponder...

Chanel3  (Level: 16.1 - Posts: 48)
Tue, 18th Oct '05 10:21 AM

The editors are human too, Some people sound like Charlie Browns teacher~!! WA WA WA WA

Blaney  (Level: 77.1 - Posts: 48)
Tue, 18th Oct '05 10:28 AM

I report the quiz or send a note to the player and ask them to change the spelling. If it's an older quiz, I report the quiz (since the player may no longer be with this site). If just put online send a nice note.

"Loved the quiz, but you have a few misspelled words and know that people rate your quiz lower because of this..."

Let them know which ones and which question numbers, if possible.

Hopefully this helps!

Geniuswaitress  (Level: 52.1 - Posts: 381)
Tue, 18th Oct '05 10:42 AM

I had a quiz accidentally rejected had a note attached that said "good quiz"! I'm guessing that if a quiz editor can accidentally reject a good quiz, that they might just as easily sometimes approve a messy one.

Eksimba  (Level: 29.0 - Posts: 155)
Tue, 18th Oct '05 11:02 AM

I bet some of the editors got together to investigate that whole "Cisco wine" topic on the chat boards the other day. The results aren't surprising.

Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Tue, 18th Oct '05 11:23 AM

If I have any misspellings, PLEASE inform me! I am always happy to make any changes. It's funny, but I can always edit other people's work, but I have trouble seeing my own mistakes. (I'm probably like that in other ways, too.)

When my mother was visiting the other day, I showed her my "Mixed-Up Musical" quiz, and she quickly found two, albeit small, errors. I couldn't figure out how they got there, but I felt quite foolish.

I would always rather send a note rather than report someone, but some people ignore such notes. Does Sploofus contact authors when their quizzes have been reported?

Philkon  (Level: 274.3 - Posts: 474)
Tue, 18th Oct '05 11:51 AM

I don't know about the misspelled words, but Peru is a shade of brown in the HTML website color system.

Groupw  (Level: 144.4 - Posts: 153)
Tue, 18th Oct '05 1:43 PM

For those of us that were wondering....Yes Philkon DOES know everything, lol.

Philkon  (Level: 274.3 - Posts: 474)
Tue, 18th Oct '05 4:31 PM

You can see a list of website background colors on the link below. Colors are named by six hexidecimal characters or by a name.

Netman also has a quiz on them:

Kravfighter  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 565)
Tue, 18th Oct '05 4:42 PM

If the editing is like anything on the internet, they probably have a button to click on to accept and a different one to reject. I'm sure if you're distracted or tired, you could easily hit one or the other by mistake. That would explain geniuswaitress' rejected "good quiz".

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Tue, 18th Oct '05 5:29 PM

Seems like Blaney has a couple of good ideas for dealing diplomatically with bad grammar, mis-spelling and mangled punctuation:~ Send the author a polite note, pointing out the errors, and hope the note is received graciously, and the problem rectified. If the quiz is totally B-A-D in many ways, report it to Sploofus. I might suggest to authors who are unsure of their grammar, spelling or punctuation to have someone at home review it before launch.
Onya.....! Bev

Aeliel  (Level: 17.4 - Posts: 19)
Wed, 19th Oct '05 6:12 PM

I'm by no means perfect. For all I know he could be talking about me.

But there are several online spell checkers that have been a help to me in the past. is the one I use most.

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