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tibby
Tibby  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 66)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 1:41 AM

COMMENTS ON QUIZZES

Is there any way to delete a comment on a quiz? I didn't know a comment I made would be public, I thought it was private like before. I pointed out an error on someone's quiz thinking they might want to fix it but it just seems kinda rude to put it out there for everyone to see like I did! I want to make it go away!

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 205.1 - Posts: 4199)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 1:57 AM

I put in a support ticket about this a few days ago because I inadvertently posted a comment publicly that I wanted to be private. The editor who responded told me that at this time, there's no way to delete any comments to quizzes, Kerblunks, etc. However, the editor also said they've put in a request to make it possible for editors and quiz authors to delete public comments. So, I suggest keeping a record of what you want eventually deleted, and once this feature is available, you can submit a support ticket to request deletion. I hope that helps!

-- Geri

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 2:26 AM

In the meantime, be sure to check the little box that sends the comment to the author by PM instead of publicly posted. Just to smooth things over, you might send a PM to the author and apologize. We're all still getting used to the new features and foibles of 2.0 and I'm sure the person will understand.

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 205.1 - Posts: 4199)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 2:57 AM

Fudaypatootie wrote: "Just to smooth things over, you might send a PM to the author and apologize."

Indeed, that's exactly what I did, and the author responded in a very positive way, so I agree that this is a good idea.

-- Geri

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.8 - Posts: 3302)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 5:15 AM

The problem is that even if you check the box to send the message to the author, the comment still gets posted at the end of the quiz anyway. I am also guilty of revealing a couple of answers in a comment that I sent to an author. Afterwards I realized that the comment was visible to anyone taking the quiz.

The other problem is that by the time you are done, and you want to send a message to the author, you can no longer see the author's name. Anyone notice that? What I've done a couple of times is to click on one of the author's other quizzes on the right, then click the author's name, and then send a PM. By then, of course, I've forgotten the name of the quiz I wanted to comment on.

Sure hope it all gets sorted out!

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 7:12 AM

What Bigbird said.

When I found out that checking the box to send a private message doesn't eliminate the public posting, I started doing a similar method of tracking down the author to send a PM. It certainly cuts down on the number of posts back to authors, IMO.

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 8:11 AM

And some of us simply never comment on any quiz for just this reason. I think the idea of a comment box was a good one -- but all the possible ramifications hadn't been thought through.

heidi
Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 8:23 AM

I didn't know that and I really don't like this feature=comments sent should be private whether in the form of accolades or a suggestion about how the quiz might be improved-not going to send any more-Linda

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 8:42 AM

Good grief - what have you people been saying!?

Well, at least this feature will make our mothers happy - they always taught us about just this sort of situation. heehee

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 205.1 - Posts: 4199)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 9:35 AM

Jank,
In my comment that I intended to be private, I made a couple of suggestions to the author, but in doing so, I inadvertently gave away a couple of possible answer choices. The latter is what I apologized about to the author.

I wasn't aware that if you tick the box to send praise/suggestions privately to the author that your comments are still publicly posted. Thanks for that information! I agree that's a flaw that needs to be addressed.

-- Geri

heidi
Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 9:38 AM

Jank, i have never said anything bad- but what I might suggestion as a thought for improvment is my opinion only-certainly would not that to in any way 'tnt" anyone's quiz-Lord kow they are time consuming and often difficult to write-Linda

heidi
Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 9:42 AM

dam it can neither type nor, i guess, spell "taint" is the word I wanted-Linda

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 10:24 AM

haha - I've never even read anyone else's comments to writers. I'm usually off to the next game.

Honestly, other than the author's thoughts on comments, we probably don't have much to worry about from anyone else's opinion.

I have to admit - I didn't think anyone else could SEE comments until AFTER you finish their quiz - so the fear of giving away answers may not be a problem. Am I mistaken about that?

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 205.1 - Posts: 4199)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 10:40 AM

Jank0614 wrote: "I have to admit - I didn't think anyone else could SEE comments until AFTER you finish their quiz - so the fear of giving away answers may not be a problem. Am I mistaken about that?"

Yes, you can see comments before you take a quiz or any other puzzle. That's why I was distressed that I had disclosed a couple of possible answer choices.

-- Geri



heidi
Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 10:52 AM

Justin, Really believe you need to get rid of this feature for multiple reaons-again just my opinion which is the point I was attempting to make-Linda

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 10:54 AM

I agree. At least let us have the choice of whether they show or not.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 11:22 AM

I agree. Or why bother having the option to PM to author?

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 11:39 AM

Having it be public or private is a good idea - if you check to send privately my assumption would be that it would not show publicly.

I had someone write me with a really positive response to my Poe kerblunk - I went to refresh my memory and was surprised to see multiple comments - and happy because most were nice - one was that I had a mispelling which I would have MUCH preferred remained private as it's a bit embarassing (that's what I get for typing from memory as opposed to double checking - and it was Poe's middle name!) - but it was encouraging to see the other comments. Although written before the ker-blunk authoring changes, it remains my most highly rated so I can't complain.

I contacted support and was able to get it dealt with since we can't edit titles - but still it's not the kind of comment you want public - because now, with the fact that it's corrected, for everyone but the comment writer and myself - people will see that and think what's the issue? it's right...

I like the idea of public comments if they are encouraging to others and don't reveal answers. If you have something negative or a correction or question about an answer, it should go only to the author not be part of the permanent record. If you check send PM - it should ONLY send the PM.

tsk9653
Tsk9653  (Level: 113.2 - Posts: 1466)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 3:53 PM

I was a beta tester, and this was one of my many issues with the "improved" Sploofus. I continue to believe that in many ways the "new" Sploofus is inferior to the "old" Sploofus, and I wondered when some of the aspects of the new Sploofus I complained about as a beta tester would start hiting the bulletin boards.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 9:18 PM

Wow, I didn't know it was posted publicly even if the box was checked. I've made some lengthly comments to friends that weren't even related to the quiz after complimenting the quiz. Sorry, folks. Didn't know. Hope I haven't offended anyone or given away any answers.

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 9:41 PM

As soon as Beta launched, one of my quiizes immediately had a comment that gave away an answer. I reported it, but

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 11:09 PM

The speed of the site and other things about the new sploofus far outweigh me wanting to have the old sploofus but the top of the list are most definitely

1. Leader by Level (that's a biggie)
2. mousing over messages to see what they say without having to click on them.
3. being able to sort your work by date taken
4. Gift Subscription button



heidi
Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Wed, 9th Jul '08 8:58 AM

Have watched so many folks come and go here. I have nothing but admiration for Justin and his talents. Have also "met" many kind folks here that I tend to call "friend" You can write this off to me being an "old" broad that does not adapt to change well-long ago quit writing quizzes. frankly just plain don't like the "coldnes" for lack of a better word of the "new" Sploofus. I sincerely doubt I will renew my paid membership when it expires in , I believe, Sept. Mean no offense to anyone and hope none is taken but have watched folks "go" and after a week or so passes no one seemed to remember them or, frankly, give a Sh--! Guess this as in many sites has become one fir young people or at least new ones-Linda

tsk9653
Tsk9653  (Level: 113.2 - Posts: 1466)
Wed, 9th Jul '08 6:06 PM

I agree with Kaelin's 1 through 3 as diminishments -- not improvements -- of 2.0. I also prefer the yellow background. I liked having a central page that listed my points and place in all game events, i.e. TQTD, Word Puzzles, Quizzes Taken, etc. I was also surprised that the conversion occurred when the "new" Sploofus still fails to correctly identify the Points for Taking Value of each quiz.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 9th Jul '08 10:08 PM

Have the comments gone away? I don't see any tonight - and I made a few just to see.

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Sat, 19th Jul '08 5:28 AM

No, they haven't gone away.

And I'm glad to see that someone else dislikes the white background. I think it makes the site very hard on the eyes. I put in a suggestion early in the Beta testing, but no response.

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sat, 19th Jul '08 5:40 PM

I posted this somewhere else when it should have been posted here (posted it on the "how do you like the tourney's thread")

The issue of comments on quizzes being public just really slammed me in the face as I was taking a quiz in a tourney - now - I don't scroll to the bottom to look for comments - but one quiz had an absolute error - and after it was over I was debating - send it to the author now - wait til tourny over - but as I look below my last question - I see it's posted out there for the world to see - both errors actually in the puzzle - and I guess that's possible how the two people got 100% on something that was impossible to get 100% on w/o reading the comment.

People talk about all their pet peeves and what they like/don't like about the way people write or the subject chosen - I only ask one thing - that the facts are straight - the rest'll work itself out.

If I lost bling over this - I'd really be annoyed.

This is something that I do hope they very busy Justin does get addressed soon - you can't rely on the masses to understand everything - and the "spoilers" are spoiling it...

done.



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