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jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Sat, 14th Jan '06 2:01 PM

AS LONG AS WE'RE IN FIXIT MODE...

I have always found it not just inconvenient but downright randomly weird that, once we take a quiz, we can NEVER SEE IT AGAIN.
Wouldn't it be constructive to be able to use great quizzes as models, to refer to interesting pieces of information learned from quizzes, even to resolve arguments?
Is there anyone who understands why this cannot be done?
J


redbaron
Redbaron  (Level: 198.4 - Posts: 296)
Sat, 14th Jan '06 2:22 PM

I agreed with you, Jed...It'd be nice to be able to go back in our quiz history and see how we answered the questions, etc...This would be especially useful if you see something potentially wrong in a quiz but want to research it before sending a note to an author.

Also, I'd prefer it if a search WOULD should quizzes we'd already taken (with the "can't take it" again red circle symbol next to it)...just so we can see the entire population of quizzes, say when checking to see if a subject's already been covered. We may have forgotten taking someone's quiz on, say, the proper etiquette associated with being a polo spectator several months back...

Will

redbaron
Redbaron  (Level: 198.4 - Posts: 296)
Sat, 14th Jan '06 2:23 PM

Oops, I meant, "I agree..." not "agreed." (As usual I'm glad chat postings don't have to get past the editors!!)

Will

machiabelly
Machiabelly  (Level: 136.2 - Posts: 190)
Sat, 14th Jan '06 2:31 PM

The reason I would like to see them is that when I search quizzes to see if there is a quiz on a subject, and none show up, I may do a quiz on it...but I may have taken a couple over a year ago and now don't remember.

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Sat, 14th Jan '06 3:00 PM

Hadn't thought of that aspect, Baron and Belly. Which is actually far more important than my reasons. Thanks for the support!

Sploofus Editor
Sploofusmaximus (Editor)  
Sat, 14th Jan '06 5:24 PM

There is one negative aspect to having access to a quiz you have taken. That would be someone else plagiarizing your quiz. There have been some members who have plagiarized quizzes from other internet websites and even a few who have plagiarized from Sploofus! Access to quizzes taken would increase the chances of that happening.

Sploofus Maximus

redbaron
Redbaron  (Level: 198.4 - Posts: 296)
Sat, 14th Jan '06 5:50 PM

I see the point about plagiarizers, but I don't think that's sufficient reason not to have this functionality...The pool of available material from which to plagiarize is so large anyway that denying access to the small subset of quizzes one has taken won't shrink it significantly. Also, if someone really wants to grab a quiz, they can do it while they're taking it, or even immediately afterward (by hitting the "back" button)...

It really sucks that you editors even have to worry about this issue, though. What does someone gain from plagiarizing someone else's quiz? It's not like we're applying for the Nobel Prize in Literature here!

Will

Sploofus Editor
Sploofusmaximus (Editor)  
Sat, 14th Jan '06 6:37 PM

I didn't mean to imply that access to quizzes should be denied. I was only trying to bring up
a possible drawback that you might not be aware of.

Sploofus Maximus

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Sun, 15th Jan '06 3:59 PM

Thanks Maximus, good point



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