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pafork
Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 537)
Wed, 14th Dec '05 5:02 AM

KIDDIE QUIZZES

So what's up with the 'for kids only' category?
Is my literal interpretation that this category is for kids only missing something? 'Cus there seem to be a lot of adults taking the quizzes.

I know some good quiz writers are contributing--maybe people whose quizzes you always take--and they probably provide quick & easy points, but if there really are enough kids playing that Sploofus thought they should have a category of their own, I think it's only fair to leave it to them. I'm sure the kids who are playing would like to see their names on the top scorers lists.

S.

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Wed, 14th Dec '05 5:31 AM

Hear hear!
I wanted to write some cool quizzes for kids on dinosaurs and space and all the stuff my son loves, but decided not to because, as Pafork rightly points out, point-seeking adults are ruining the fun.
Sploofus is truly an inverted world: usually the web is a place where kids must be blocked from accessing adult material, whereas here its the tragicomically ironic opposite...
J

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Wed, 14th Dec '05 5:44 AM

Hear hear!
I wanted to write some cool quizzes for kids on dinosaurs and space and all the stuff my son loves, but decided not to because, as Pafork rightly points out, point-seeking adults are ruining the fun.
Sploofus is truly an inverted world: usually the web is a place where kids must be blocked from accessing adult material, whereas here its the tragicomically ironic opposite...
J

violetblue
Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Wed, 14th Dec '05 7:21 AM

My two daughters have been taking the quizzes using my account (and my husband's). They are 7 and 4 1/2 and think having their own quizzes is great.


jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Wed, 14th Dec '05 7:41 AM

Oops! Good point Violet! Forgot that kids are gonna often be logging in with their parent's account! Sorry if I offended anyone with my hasty judgement.
J

uncleresa
Uncleresa  (Level: 71.3 - Posts: 132)
Wed, 14th Dec '05 7:45 AM

is this kids taking quizzes, or making them?

emijean
Emijean  (Level: 78.4 - Posts: 73)
Wed, 14th Dec '05 7:57 AM

Yay!!! I love the idea for quizzes for kids! That way my 8 year old can take quizzes and know that they are on her level and no chance of seeing something she shouldn't. Thanks, Sploofus!

Cindy

flybybethy
Flybybethy  (Level: 136.6 - Posts: 155)
Wed, 14th Dec '05 8:45 AM

I took one of those quizzes just to see if it was somehow restricted to adults--it didn't seem to be. Then I stopped because you guys are right--it's not fair to kids.

kravfighter
Kravfighter  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 563)
Wed, 14th Dec '05 9:30 AM

It is also easy to take the quiz without realizing it's a kids quiz. Since they come out on the main page with all the other quizzes, people can easliy think they are just a regular quiz. Unless they notice the category on the description page (which I personally never even look at), they are likely to miss it.

blaney
Blaney  (Level: 77.1 - Posts: 48)
Wed, 14th Dec '05 9:53 AM

I wanted to see if mine was similar to the other colored quizzes. That's why I took a few of them.

What I don't understand is how it is unfair? It's a quiz. Does someone get something extra for taking a quiz? It was my understanding that the quizzes be easier for children, but not just restricted to them. That's not right. I say trivia is trivia, take whatever you want. Don't let anyone bully you!

Wait, I'm a blonde, am I allowed to take the category, "Trivia Experts Only"? LOL

siriusofazkaban
Siriusofazkaban  (Level: 15.1 - Posts: 196)
Wed, 14th Dec '05 11:35 AM

I think the idea of the "For kids only" category was that parents with little sploofusers and the little sploofusers themselves would know where to go to find an age appropriate quiz. I dont think it's necessarily so that the kids have a chance to be at the top of the leader board, I think it's so that all the kid quality quizzes are all easily found and acceptable.

That's just my theory though

~Sirius

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Wed, 14th Dec '05 11:48 AM

This is getting weird. Some people are defending the right of adults to take quizzes for kids, which is weird enough in itself.
But it leaves an even weirder question unanswered: why would an adult want to take a quiz expressly designed for 5 year old?

Plus, yes, I think it's safe to assume that a 5 year old who gets most of his colors right is gonna be proud, and would very much like to see his name near the top. But that can't happen as long as adults play the quizzes.


greyghost
Greyghost  (Level: 68.4 - Posts: 640)
Wed, 14th Dec '05 1:16 PM

in my opinion,if kids have their own quizes,then why not their own membership? as it is now,i can take all of them,and say my grandson did them.BUT,the points go on my score.hmmmmm.

bravegator
Bravegator  (Level: 152.0 - Posts: 428)
Wed, 14th Dec '05 2:56 PM

I also didn't realize that adults couldn't take these quizes, but rather they were of a subject matter that would be good for kids. I also just scanned a few of the quizes to see the star's etc. There are VERY few with only one star. And none I saw had all 100 % in the top 30!! So maybe the kids won't be so disadvantaged to have the adults borrow their games

Just my 2 cents.

Chelle

lulise
Lulise  (Level: 32.2 - Posts: 248)
Wed, 14th Dec '05 3:06 PM

I think that some of the kid quizzes could stand to be a bit more challenging. I let my sister take the kids quizzes and for the most part she was disappointed. Not that the quizzes weren't good, it's just that she thinks that as a 10 year old she is too smart for color and number quizzes.

geniuswaitress
Geniuswaitress  (Level: 52.1 - Posts: 381)
Wed, 14th Dec '05 3:53 PM

I don't have a problem with anyone taking a kid's quiz. Who are we to judge a person's level? what about an adult with a disability? It's a can of worms. I say, if someone wants to take it, let 'em. There are a LOT of quizzes in the non-kids section that are BELOW easy. There's not a lot of difference.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Wed, 14th Dec '05 7:22 PM

I guess I didn't realize it was for kids to take but a category about kiddie oriented themes. I figured the Disney stuff, the cartoons, etc., would end up in there. I took a quiz with raised eyebrows and then later took another one and then realized it was just written FOR little kids not just about kid stuff. You know, like Bugs Bunny cartoons, etc., stuff I watched as a kid and my kids still watch. I think its an odd choice for a category but there's something here for everyone, right?

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Thu, 15th Dec '05 12:47 AM

Geniuswaitress, precisely the fact that there are, as you say, a lot of non-kid quizzes that are way below easy should obviate the need for full-grown adults (excluding folks with disabilities) to take a quiz on the colors of common vegetables.
And I don't feel that it's "judging anyone's level", as you put it, because anyone capable of operating a computer and writing reasoned arguments as to why they should be able to take quizzes designed for 5-year-olds are demonstrating that they are far above the level of a 5-year-old, no?
Jed

pafork
Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 537)
Thu, 15th Dec '05 2:00 AM

Oy. I certainly wasn't trying to bully anyone!

I just thought it would be nice for kids to have a section where they were only competing against other kids. We all like to see our names next to the top score on a quiz right? And they'd generally have more of a chance w/out adults competing. (And when I say adult I mean mentally as well as physically. Obviously if those quizzes are on your level you shouldn't be restricted b/c of age.)

I didn't think about kids using their parents' accounts as Violet mentioned.

Also, I did realize later, as someone else mentioned, that if you're choosing the quiz from the front page, or if you're doing a search, for 'Winnie the Pooh' for instance, that you wouldn't see what category the quiz is in.

Anyway, my post wasn't meant to be some sort of decree. And other than having to forgo the latest Violetblue or Noncentz quiz I didn't think it'd be a hardship for anyone! =)
Just something I thought would be a nice idea that I was throwing out there for people who might not have considered it.

S.


geniuswaitress
Geniuswaitress  (Level: 52.1 - Posts: 381)
Thu, 15th Dec '05 7:33 AM

Hi Jedley. I think I may have come off wrong when I said "judging a person's level", and want to make sure you understand that I don't think anyone is BEING judgemental or too critical.
I meant that if sploofus wanted to prevent adults from taking the quizzes, it might be difficult to judge who is eligible to take them. So, rather than "Who are we to judge", I really meant "How could we judge?". It came off more harshly than I meant.

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Thu, 15th Dec '05 11:59 AM

Geniuswaitress, twas I that was too harsh, sorry!
xo
j

greyghost
Greyghost  (Level: 68.4 - Posts: 640)
Fri, 16th Dec '05 5:31 PM

how can we have a place for kids to play,if you have to be 18 to join ?,

sarasstar
Sarasstar  (Level: 14.8 - Posts: 2)
Sat, 17th Dec '05 2:10 PM

My 4.5yr old has been taking some of the kids quizzes under my account and is *loving* it! I'm very pleased that this section has been added.


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