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Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Fri, 23rd Dec '05 10:37 AM


What a stroke of brilliance to reverse the order of the ratings at the end of a quiz!

Why didn't I think if that? As a schoolteacher I write a lot of grading rubrics (which is essentially just what our the rating system is), and I always put the BEST score first! It's a psychological boost to encourage on to strive for excellence.

I feel so dumb for not having been the first to suggest this little change! I hope it encourages people to give better ratings to truly good quizzes, regardless of their score

Happy Sploofus to all!

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 853)
Fri, 23rd Dec '05 11:29 AM

LOL I almost gave Geniuswaitress a 1 by mistake, however...

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Fri, 23rd Dec '05 11:37 AM

OOPS! Luckily you get a chance to change it after you choose

Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Fri, 23rd Dec '05 1:22 PM

I respectfully disagree.
Just as in schools, this leads to a lowering of standards.
Seems the general practice is to give a lousy quiz a 6, an average quiz a 7, a decent quiz an 8, leaving only 9 to cover everything from good to amazing.
I've taught at the university level, and can testify that the politics of grading are truly shameful. There are basically only two grades, A and B. A means pass, B means failure, but in the end everyone passes.
The distinction between excellence and mediocrity no longer exists because we're too afraid to be critical.
Forgive the ranting, but I recently tried writing some slightly challenging quizzes and they're getting BOMBED because people do poorly on them. What's that all about?

Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Fri, 23rd Dec '05 1:59 PM

Wow, that was incoherent!
Whaddya say we pretend I never said anything...

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 853)
Fri, 23rd Dec '05 2:53 PM

Not incoherent at all, Jedley. I understood your point. I will never understand why people rate poorly when their score is also poor. I guess it's human nature. As much as I love when a quiz of mine gets into the Top Ten (I think I've had three so far) I know the overall rating will drop like a hot potato...

Tuzilla  (Level: 144.8 - Posts: 3839)
Fri, 23rd Dec '05 8:27 PM

It all seems to have started with the Olympic where on a scale of 1 to 10, everyone who doesn't fall on their face, break a leg or an arm, or get killed scores a 9, so they fractioned it to 9.something, and now fraction it to 9.something-something.

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2011)
Fri, 23rd Dec '05 11:15 PM

I would agree with Steve with one least in Olymipic "objective" have some sort of minimal criteria (double axle, laid out double back with a triple twist) that are used to accumulate the score.

Here the 7 is..."pretty fun"...I have a hard time giving someone that put some obvious thought into a quiz...and made me learn something...less than "pretty fun".

Again...just my 2 cents...which, based on gas prices is now about $0.000001.


Asdibbens  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 423)
Sat, 24th Dec '05 1:45 AM

If points weren't involved, I would agree more with Jedley, but if you figure that most quizzes disappear into oblivion before 100 people have taken them (many with a lot less than that - most of mine less than 50) then that means they get a maximum of 5,000 points for writing a quiz if you rate it at a 5. You get that many points doing a word puzzle. If you see that time and thought was put in and there were no major mistakes, that's got to be worth at least a 7, just a few extra points, but perhaps encouragement enough to convince the writer that it's not just a waste of their time. If the average rating were multiplied by 50 or a 100 for point calculation, then I would be more willing to be critical.

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