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Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Wed, 28th Mar '07 7:47 PM


Really not sure how to post this without being deemed an agitator or giving offense to someone- player or editor-don't know which-perhaps both. In my daily check of 25 most popular find that with exceptions they are mainly about movies (some form), music, or TV-sorry-usually US. Checked the EA's awards and found that some editors give more attention to these topics than others do. I enjoy all kinds of quizzes and enjoy jogging my educational memory. The category of mathematics was eliminated some time ago, yet in a round-about way number and mathematical quizzes appear-my fault here as I never was good here. Guess my question is this: Is this becoming some kind of "egghead" game or is it still played for fun? Numbers, dates, and the like, I believe, are out of the realm of the average player like myself. I do have a college education-but so long ago. Are movie, music, and TV quizzes deemed easier to compose? Perhaps ancient English Monarchs and such are more difficult and worthy. Again, sorry for any offense I have given to anyone. Linda (EA are given out in my mentioned areas but sparingly, I believe.)

Sploofus Editor
Wed, 28th Mar '07 7:56 PM

You mentioned that there are more TV/Movie quizzes than others, and that's possibly what makes it harder for a quiz in that category to be an EA quiz. While TV/Movie quizzes are of course open to EAs, it's a lot harder to write a truly unique quiz on that subject. Consider that the editors have seen thousands of quizzes on some subjects. It just stands to reason that a quiz in a lesser-seen category is going to be more noticed.

There are TV/Movie quizzes that garner awards, as you said, and you mentioned the fact that some editors are more likely than others to award them. That's the beauty of having many editors with diverse tastes and interests.

Keep writing. every topic is appreciated and is a contribution to the site.

Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Wed, 28th Mar '07 8:15 PM

Unsploofable, I thank you for your response. I have been a member under either Heidi or Linda pretty much from the outset of this thing. Under the name of Linda I received a few EAs. I have come to the conclusion that there are very few "original" topics left. It is all in the wording of the title of the quiz and the approach taken in writing. The quizzes where I received an EA were most often regional or topical-and not usually popular. It was just a thought but seems that EA should reflect what the membership plays. I have spoken out against having top 25 or top anything repeatedly but my nature pushes me to get there-go figure- Thanks- Linda

Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Thu, 29th Mar '07 9:14 AM

My last post was negative in nature. Am aware that on a site like this, all cannot be pleased with everything. Trust-i have interest in other things than movies. Know nothing about music over the past few decades and am not a watcher of network TV. I write movie quizzes because folks take them and I know something about them. They also frequently make the "Top" 25. This is just a suggestion from a humble player. Why not Make a "TOP" takers number for individual categories such as technology or literature, etc. Most of these I would not write nor take as I do not know squat about them-some I do. The preponderance of quizzes where they are comes from the fact that the majority of writers go for popularity or an EA. When neither are achieved some are discouraging and go for volume for points. I , indeed, was young once and aimed for perfection so I understand the motives. If you want folks to write on deeper subjects-encourage them other than "RAH" "RAH"" to do that-not that there is a thing the matter with movies, TV, or music. Linda

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