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summersausage78
Summersausage78  (Level: 23.2 - Posts: 2)
Tue, 23rd Aug '05 10:12 PM

EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS.

Recently, I have been reading the various posts in this chat forum. It is unbelievable. C'mon people put down the mouse and get some air. This is a game not a way of life. If things bother you that bad about quiz content send the author a respectful message. There are all types of people who come to sploofus. Not everyone wants to take a quantum physics quiz. Sometimes a name the green vegetable quiz is fun. As for me I think I'm moving away from sploofus. I used to enjoy it but have recently noticed a lot of poor sportsmanship. I've authored quizzes on many subjects. Some easy, some not so easy. That is the beauty of an open forum system like this. I recently had a quiz removed. Not the end of the world but I think it was a pretty fun quiz. 700 other people agreed. It was the #1 quiz and I know that burned those of you who have no chance of ever having a number one quiz. I authored only 33 quizzes but sit in the top 10 quiz authors list. I spend a few minutes a day on sploofus to unwind and forget about life. It's unfortunate that a few people have to ruin a good thing for the vast majority. I know this is only my opinion and that it differs with many but that is ok. Thank you all for your quizzes. Even the one's with incorrect answers. A simple respectful message may have been sent to give you a chance to correct it. As for my removed quiz, I never had one negative message sent to me. I was never given the chance to correct it or even an exact reason it had been removed. I think I know the reason....jealousy. As for the other quizzes I took, many challenged me. I received some pretty poor scores, but still rated the quiz for its style and content, many times giving them very high ratings. I hope you all continue to enjoy sploofus and mold into what you want. As for me I'm not renewing my membership and am definately not referring anyone to this site. I may still play a few word rounds or something but I am done authoring quizzes. I proven myself in a field of over 6000 people. That is enough for me. Thank you all for taking and rating my quizzes. As for the rest of you childish "trivial" babies, have fun fighting for something you will never achieve...High self-esteem and a #1 quiz, both of which I have. If spoofus wants to revoke my membership for this message, so be it...I'd rather be fishing or golfing anyway.....peace out.

sploofus
Justin  
Tue, 23rd Aug '05 11:13 PM

The only reason your quiz was removed was because the 5th answer to each question was "--------" which does not meet the eligibility guideline that all questions must contain FIVE possible answers. It is clearly spelled out and is the most common reason for quizzes being deleted. (After being anonymously reported 10 times)

You are a GOLD member, we would not suspend your account, but if this thread turns into a flame fest the thread will be removed.

summersausage78
Summersausage78  (Level: 23.2 - Posts: 2)
Tue, 23rd Aug '05 11:41 PM

Thank you sploofus for your prompt response. I figured an explanation would be given. I still feel that a chance to correct a quiz should be given.....Also I was wondering what you meant by "flame fest". Opinions are what chat forums are for. I will not trash any single person nor will I name them, however all opinions need to be posted whether you or I agree with them or not.

pandorazbox80
Pandorazbox80  (Level: 26.6 - Posts: 61)
Wed, 24th Aug '05 1:42 AM

I believe I know exactly what Sploofus is referring to as a flame fest: the fact that you have called at least some, if not all, Sploofus players "childish 'trivial' babies". And that's just for starters. If you could not, or would not, read the requirements for creating a quiz, then I don't think you have much reason to complain for your quiz being removed. And if you did not understand those requirements, you could have, and should have, asked for clarification so that the removal would not have had to occur. As for saying that people need to "put down the mouse and get some air," there is nothing wrong with spending time educating yourself and having fun at the same time. I know plenty of people who sit in front of their computers for hours on end doing nothing but playing bingo or poker or some other game. Since I joined Sploofus, I have learned something new each and every day. I cannot say that for any other website, nor for many activities I have available to me offline in my area. There are plenty of worse ways I could be spending my time. Sploofus, including this chat forum, is supposed to be fun. In my opinion, you have taken quite a bit of fun out of it. I have referred several people (although they don't seem to like trivia) and will continue to do so. I have had some problems on here, but nothing and no one is perfect. And I have never had so much fun in my life. Perhaps I do need to get some air, but I'd rather be blue in the face than bored and not learning. I'm sorry if this is offensive or seemingly rude. I'm not trying to be argumentative. I am simply trying to stick my foot in the door you've opened to try to keep it from slamming in your face.

lolly
Lolly  (Level: 99.8 - Posts: 78)
Wed, 24th Aug '05 7:18 AM

Whilst I must admit to not being a prolific quiz writer, I put a great deal of effort into the ones that I do pen. I find it extremely annoying when I do a quiz that has "nope, not this answer" or "try this one".. etc etc as content. It just seems lazy to me. There are so many of us who do put effort into our quizzes, I wonder if anyone else finds it mildly insulting to do a lacklustre quiz? After all, if you rate it poorly you risk becoming a "ratings bomber"... I would never claim to have excellent quiz content, but I always do my best. When I come across a quiz that doesn't adhere to the rules, I report it. It's that simple.

kasp767982
Kasp767982  (Level: 157.7 - Posts: 153)
Wed, 24th Aug '05 8:39 AM

Oh dear oh dear oh dear.
I am sorry that you feel the way you do, but what can I say?

You have mentioned things and I quote " This is a game not a way of life."....so why are you getting so upset about it?
"It is unbelievable. C'mon people put down the mouse and get some air".......Some peoples lifestyles may not allow it? "If things bother you that bad about quiz content send the author a respectful message"..... I do and I am sure others do the same? "There are all types of people who come to sploofus"..... procisely so why are you not accepting that? "As for me I think I'm moving away from sploofus".OK no problem with that!!!! "I used to enjoy it but have recently noticed a lot of poor sportsmanship"...........OH My Word,I am lost for words on that quote!!!
You are actually accusing people of things that you yourself have put in your original post. If things are not going how you want them to be, then you have the opportunity to leave, no one is making you stay.

Sorry if I offend, beleive me I do not intend to, I am just a little taken aback thats all, of coarse only in the opinion of a 'childish trivial baby'

Enjoy your golf

Jane

mischief
Mischief  (Level: 107.0 - Posts: 42)
Wed, 24th Aug '05 9:06 AM

I'm speechless!! Totally speechless!! Sploofus doesn't need narrow minded people like this on the site. The number of genuine trivia fans no matter how many hours they spend on this site a day more than make up for one rotten apple!


chanel3
Chanel3  (Level: 16.1 - Posts: 48)
Wed, 24th Aug '05 10:34 AM

Xanax anyone?~~hehe~~ just joking of course~Take a deep breath and slowly exhale

siriusofazkaban
Siriusofazkaban  (Level: 15.1 - Posts: 196)
Wed, 24th Aug '05 10:39 AM

*Dances around the thread to break the intensity of a moment as awkward as this*

I dont really care about anything as long as I'm having fun here....which I am...there's so much to do! I'm gonna go write a quiz! Outtie!
~Sirius

  (Level: . - Posts: 56)
Wed, 24th Aug '05 11:50 AM   [ edit ]

Hi. It's none of my business and if I didn't think it would help I wouldn't mention it at all... but I wonder if you're aware that your post makes you sound like you've forgotten why you ponied up the $20 in the first place. What were your rationalizations when you decided to join? I bet you weren't thinking you would "author[ed] only 33 quizzes but sit in the top 10 quiz authors list."
I humbly suggest you take a moment to reflect on the austere and beautiful socialism of this site -- we all contribute according to our ability and we all take according to our need -- and see that while it notices the winners it is designed to reward us all.
Everyone should spend a few moments every day getting over themselves. Preferably in the morning.

  (Level: . - Posts: 56)
Wed, 24th Aug '05 11:54 AM   [ edit ]

Hi. It's none of my business and if I didn't think it would help I wouldn't mention it at all... but I wonder if you're aware that your post makes you sound like you've forgotten why you ponied up the $20 in the first place. What were your rationalizations when you decided to join? I bet you weren't thinking you would "author[ed] only 33 quizzes but sit in the top 10 quiz authors list."
I humbly suggest you take a moment to reflect on the austere and beautiful socialism of this site -- we all contribute according to our ability and we all take according to our need -- and see that while it notices the winners it is designed to reward us all.
Everyone should spend a few moments every day getting over themselves. Preferably in the morning.
Sincerely,
Ares Tuttle

nonothn
Nonothn  (Level: 34.7 - Posts: 3)
Wed, 24th Aug '05 2:52 PM   [ edit ]

Enjoy your life and we will enjoy ours! Best of wishes, Nonothn

action23
Action23  (Level: 113.6 - Posts: 180)
Wed, 24th Aug '05 9:47 PM   [ edit ]

summer.........it's a trivia site meant to be fun and educational in the mix..

You've got questions........we've got answers.

If you find some nice golf courses along the way and feel the need to come back and share........we'll still be here.

action23


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