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Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Wed, 14th May '08 9:36 AM


I took a quiz that ironically was awarded an Editor Award that has a question with blatant errors -- several of them -- the least of which is "came out in 1977" when it came out in 1997. When is the best place to report this?

Sploofus Editor
Wed, 14th May '08 9:52 AM

If you find what you feel to be an inaccuracy in a fellow player's quiz, the best thing to do is to send that author a friendly PM to let them know

Sploofus Editor
Sploofusmaximus (Editor)  
Wed, 14th May '08 9:59 AM

Editors edit for SQAG compliance - that includes mainly editing grammar and spelling and also checking for plagiarism. We do not check the content of a quiz for accuracy of questions. The accuracy of a quiz is solely the responsibility of the author, so they need to be notified if there is a problem with a question.

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Sploofernatural (Editor)  
Wed, 14th May '08 10:06 AM

In fact, we don't even see which answer is given as correct when we edit, so even if we know an answer, as long as it's present, we have no idea whether or not the author marked the right one as correct.

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Wed, 14th May '08 10:37 AM

Now I am really confused, an Editors award is given for proper english instead of the quiz content?

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Wed, 14th May '08 10:43 AM

Ok, I suspect I am beating a dead horse on this one, I did send a message to the quiz writer, her quiz was well written in that aspect, and I would never want to embarass someone, I just had viewed the "Editors Award" differently, clearly my error

Smaug  (Level: 145.4 - Posts: 2763)
Wed, 14th May '08 10:48 AM

"came out in 1977" when it came out in 1997."

Okay, who wrote the Richard Simmons quiz???

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Wed, 14th May '08 10:49 AM


Ricksdusa  (Level: 22.6 - Posts: 69)
Wed, 14th May '08 11:05 AM

Sadism, bestiality and necrophillia - Beating a dead horse

Alvandy  (Level: 242.1 - Posts: 7733)
Wed, 14th May '08 11:30 AM

Smaug : I wasn't laughing after I botched your WP, but you made me laugh in this thread.

I needed it as Ive had a bad week pointwise [so have the Philly Flyers].

I'm going to go on a peppermint pattie "fast" to atone for my "funk" and will undergo a self-administered attitude adjustment.

Thanks to the editors for explaining the Editors Award process. I wasn't aware of the criteria either.

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Wed, 14th May '08 11:39 AM

oh Alvandy, sorry to hear about your bad week --- my Penguins are having their way with the Flyers arent they!

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Wed, 14th May '08 4:59 PM

The Sploofus Editor's Award is only issued to those quizzes that represent a unique and challenging trivia experience.

The award is sparingly issued by our team of volunteer quiz editors, its seal marking the quality of genuine trivia craftsmanship. Those quiz authors that receive an Editor's Award will certainly make large point gains from the publicity that their quiz receives. Think outside of the box, turn your quiz into an enlightening experience, and the award could be yours.

I wonder why I am confused.

Bradd  (Level: 204.7 - Posts: 43)
Wed, 14th May '08 6:14 PM

Definitely seems to be a disconnect here.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Wed, 14th May '08 6:26 PM

Please re-read Sploofusmaximus' note above - he never said we issue EA's based on SQAG compliance. We EDIT a quiz based on SQAG compliance (not content).

We award EA's for unique and interesting quizzes.

We try to avoid awarding quizzes with incorrect content, but it is not our job to verify the content. And as noted above, we don't even know which answer choice is designated as the correct answer choice.

Was the quiz in question unique? interesting? intriguing? well-written (minus the error - which seems more likely to be a slip of the finger rather than an incorrect fact)? If these things are still true, then it deserved an EA. If there is an error of a fact (or a typo that slipped by), a friendly note to the author should be sent.

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Wed, 14th May '08 10:21 PM

The quiz was fine, I am not going to reveal the question as I do not want to embarass the author.
It was more than a slip of the finger, there were 3 errors in the question, I listed the date as it was pretty generic.

Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 636)
Thu, 15th May '08 4:40 AM

Does this mean that if you slip a couple of errors in, you get an edito´s award. In my 184 quizes, I have always tried, but not always been successfull, typo error, to set correct quizes, but have never received an editor´s award. Perhaps I should slip in a few bumbers.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofusaurus (Editor)  
Thu, 15th May '08 5:18 AM

Please note that editors check quizzes for grammatical and spelling errors, as well as checking tense, punctuation and syntax.

We also check for plagiarism.

We are NOT expected to verify any of the statements made in the questions and answers.
At times a blatant anomaly may catch the attention of an editor, who may send a quiz to be sent back to the author for correction and/or fact verification, at the editor's discretion.

If you have an issue with any of the statements purported to be fact in a quiz, PM the author, and point out your contention in a polite manner.

If you have other issues with a quiz, send in a Support Ticket to us, and we will attempt to resolve the matter for you as best we can.

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