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emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Sat, 25th Aug '07 2:10 PM

CORRECTING QUIZZES

Don't quiz authors have an obligation to correct quizzes if they are informed of an error? I took a quiz on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and encountered a numerical error in one of the questions. I got a 90% instead of 100%.

I wrote a note to inform the author of the error, after double checking the text to confirm. I spoke to a friend who had taken the same quiz, and she told me that she had sent a similar note three weeks before. Evidently, the author ignored it.

Is there any way we can report this to an editor or something? It was very frustrating for me, because I would have been in the top 10 timewise had I not gotten the 90%, and I'm very competitive.

emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Sat, 25th Aug '07 2:34 PM

Ok, I just checked this quiz author's profile, and its a teenager, but still. . .

heidi
Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Sat, 25th Aug '07 2:39 PM

I posted somewhere recently that is rare that I get any reply-exceptions-to the notes I send folks other than those who have been here for awhile. One quiz I took a couple of weeks ago had a typo and I informed the author that this kind of thing often lowers rating-her reply was that she was new thought it too late to fix it now-wrote back that once a quiz was "live" both questions and answers could be edited (only when "Pending" was not)-received no reply to this and as I cannot retake the quiz even if I remembered the name of it have no idea if change was made. Perhaps some kind of post from an editor would be meaningfulful as to when and when not a quiz can be edited-just a thought-Linda

emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Sat, 25th Aug '07 2:54 PM

I know it is possible to edit questions once the quiz is live. You can't DELETE or ADD questions, but you can edit the questions and answers. I know it is possible, as I have made corrections on my own quizzes (usually in response to a note).

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sat, 25th Aug '07 3:00 PM

I appreciate getting feedback to fix something if it's wrong. I had a quiz out this week where I misspelled the names of two people. Yikes. It was off by one letter, so you knew who it was, but still it's embarrassing. I usually double check those things but must have been in a hurry. Anyway, I fixed it immediately, but I don't think too many were affected since the quiz had not been out but a short while. Glad to know about it, and I sent the quiz taker a note thanking her for the heads-up.

emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Sat, 25th Aug '07 3:04 PM

That's what I always do. I somehow managed to hit enter 3 times on one of my questions, and so I had the same question 3 times! I didn't notice it til someone sent me a note. (In that case, since I couldn't delete the questions of a live quiz, I had to ask them to take the quiz offline so I could edit it.)

I am also grateful when people notify me!

berylm
Berylm  (Level: 156.4 - Posts: 478)
Sat, 25th Aug '07 3:20 PM

Me too - I'd much rather someone pointed out my mistakes so I can correct them for the future than just left me in blissful ignorance!

Apart from anything else, it only upsets people and makes them less interested in taking my quizzes in the future if they keep finding errors because I don't know they're there and so haven't fixed them! If you see what I mean ...




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