You are not signed in (Login or Join Free)   |   Help
Sploofus Trivia
Trivia GamesCommunityLeaderboardsTournaments
NOTICE: Sploofus is closing May 31st.    Click here for more details

You are here:  Home  >>  Chat Forums  >>  The Salty Dog  >>  View Chat Message

View Chat Message

Pages:  1    

Citrusy  (Level: 26.2 - Posts: 118)
Thu, 26th Jan '06 7:14 AM


I don't get it. I have made several 'inventions' quizzes and the last one that I made, 'Where The Heck Did That Come From' has been applauded by many quizzers that I admire and respect on Sploofus. Even they have told me that it should have been given a lil blue ribbon.
So when I wake up this morning and see that 'Inventions- Did You Know? by Donnie2245' has an award, I decide to take the quiz.
Maybe my blurred vision due to crusties in the corner of my eyes or the lack of java love coursing through my tired veins made me bomb the quiz...(no offense to Donnie2245) doesn't matter really. I know that my quizzes are the 'bomb' and not bombs.
I have read the reasoning behind the award system, so there is no need to re-explain it to me.
Just venting kids...My cyber feelings were hurt but I am better now.
Thanks for listening.

Bigbird  (Level: 250.7 - Posts: 3355)
Thu, 26th Jan '06 8:23 AM

It apparently just depends on which editor is reading the quiz, and how that editor feels at the moment he or she is reading a quiz; what interests him at the moment, etc. As a long-time teacher it is all too subjective for me.

I'm right with ya - I think a number of the ones I have written are either just as good or better than ones that got the award. And the one quiz of mine that DID get the award was really just ordinary - and I don't think it deserved it. I have written far better, and far better researched.

I don't know what the solution is. It would be great if the system could be made more objective. In the meantime, I have trained myself to stop being upset when something I have written fails to make the grade. I am happy with the large number of notes I get from quiz takers telling me how much they enjoy a particular quiz - that is the real reward, I think.

Geniuswaitress  (Level: 52.1 - Posts: 381)
Thu, 26th Jan '06 8:36 AM

I agree with you, bigbird. My "Women Who Ruled" quiz got one, but I certainly don't think it's exemplary among my quizzes. It's sort of weird. I submit quizzes I think are great and that people love and they don't get one, and then a boring one does! To each his own, I guess.

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 854)
Thu, 26th Jan '06 8:45 AM

These EAs remind me of the employee picks at a video store. Some collections of videos I think, "Wow, that person has great taste!" and others I wonder, "Why????" But that's what makes it fun, isn't it? Varying tastes. What if we were all the same?

It doesn't pay to get your feelings hurt. Write quizzes that you are proud of and be happy that you are getting positive feedback. If you happen to receive an award from the editors, then it's icing on the cake.

BTW, Citrusy, you said you bombed the EA quiz that you took. Did you mean you rated very low or you did poorly?


Sploofus Editor
Thu, 26th Jan '06 9:10 AM

There are a few things to consider.
1. Which editor gets which quiz out of the queue is totally random, and a quiz that spins one editor's propeller may be out of the genre and do much less for the next one. So the awards are in same way subjective to the luck of the draw.
2. Editors have a limited number of Awards they can use over a week. The later in the week, the higher the odds your quiz could be picked up by an editor that has already expended their quota. On the other hand, early in the week an editor may not want to hand them out too quickly, so they will have a couple left for the weekend.

Tuzilla  (Level: 146.7 - Posts: 3847)
Thu, 26th Jan '06 9:15 AM

I have personally rated every EA quiz I have taken, and I take all of them, at the top score. I do horribly on some of them, as they are way outside my field of knowledge, but I recognize the work that went into then (construction, research, wording) and rate that, never my performance. Imagine if quiz makers had the power to rate quiz takers... How would you want to be scored?

Kravfighter  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 565)
Thu, 26th Jan '06 9:18 AM

There is really no truly objective way to award the quizzes. What stands out and makes a quiz really great for one person is certainly not going to be the same for someone else. At least with the EA's, the variety of editors gives us a variety of good quizzes, but there are bound to be some that are missed.

Citrusy  (Level: 26.2 - Posts: 118)
Thu, 26th Jan '06 10:50 AM

Bombed is the wrong word. I did poorly on the quiz. I don't know my Edisons from my Fords personally.
As for rating it...I do not like the rating system for the EA quizzes, hence, I do not rate them.
Hope this helps clarify. I am not a 'bomber'. LOL.

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 854)
Thu, 26th Jan '06 11:47 AM

I was thinking you were too nice to bomb for spite... thanks for the clarification!

Redbaron  (Level: 207.0 - Posts: 297)
Thu, 26th Jan '06 11:57 AM

And as others have pointed out, that's one thing The Hit List can be used for...There are a variety of editors, I'm sure, but there's an even wider variety of quiz takers, and if people see something they like, posting it to The Hit List is the way to show that recognition.

AND, it's something I failed myself to do after taking Citrusy's quiz, which I was impressed with (and I took it before this thread got started). Off to post to The Hit List now (my first posting there, I believe).

Nice job on the quiz, Citrusy...If you keep up the quality work, I'm sure you'll get an EA down the road.


Redbaron  (Level: 207.0 - Posts: 297)
Thu, 26th Jan '06 11:59 AM

(Just to make it clear in context, I was responding to Kravfighter's post above.)


Tgallag2  (Level: 13.6 - Posts: 60)
Thu, 26th Jan '06 4:59 PM

Perhaps Quizzes with the highest ratings, say above 7.5 with at least 10 raters could get an award of some kind to make them stand out on the front quiz page.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofusmaximus (Editor)  
Thu, 26th Jan '06 5:44 PM

The only problem with that tgallag2 is that some of our less than honest Sploofusers with mulitple accounts would then take their own quizzes rating them with a 9 which would give them an artificially high rating. This already happens, so if there was even more incentive to get a higher rating then the incidence would increase.

Sploofus Maximus

Bigbird  (Level: 250.7 - Posts: 3355)
Thu, 26th Jan '06 5:46 PM

I think that is a great idea - and it sounds like something that could actually be done. Some star or something next to quizzes rated at 7.5 works for me!

Greyghost  (Level: 69.0 - Posts: 640)
Thu, 26th Jan '06 5:52 PM

so why not get together and take an overall vote on awards.(that way no one person can escape the wrath of us fellow Sploofers)lmao.just a thought.

Mrsgc  (Level: 10.0 - Posts: 231)
Mon, 30th Jan '06 6:58 PM

I am not sure about the idea of quizzes above 7.5 getting special mention.
My reason is this - I have only made a few quizzes so far but I do believe that people will rate the easier quizzes higher as they get a better score.
My highest AR is Wet Wet Wet Fact File part 2 with Average Rate 7.88% - Average Score 75.79%

my lowest rated quiz is
The Teddy - It Started With A Bear - AR 7 AS 30%
Between the two the other quizes all reflect the same.

Although people may not mark drastically lower if they do badly I believe they still mark down one or two points.

Personally I dont understand why as if it is a hard quiz and the top score is only 50% and you come second with 45% and third with 30% you have still done well. In fact I think it is better because it is a fairer test of knowledge. Score boards with 10 or 20 scores of 100% are just speed races and people like me with slow connections are unfairly disadvantaged.

Sorry I seemed to have waffled on a bit but I hope you can see my point.

Pages:  1    

Copyright © 2003-2017 Sploofus Holdings LLC.  All rights reserved.
Legal Notice & Privacy Statement  |  Link to Sploofus