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joelwdonnal
Joelwdonnal  (Level: 117.9 - Posts: 268)
Mon, 29th Aug '05 12:34 PM

DUPLICATE QUIZZES

I wish there was some way for Sploofus to get rid of duplicate quizzes. I have noticed that there are a lot of people who copy other peoples quizzes almost exactly and because it is a "NEW" quiz people will take it and not the "OLD" one - why isn't there a way to stop this.

violetblue
Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Mon, 29th Aug '05 12:50 PM

I think some topics are going to be very similar because of the subject matter. For example, my Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince quiz was the 2nd quiz submitted, I think. Many of the questions were later "duplicated" by other authors, not because they copied my quiz but because the material just isn't endless.

If someone took my idea and questions *word for word* I would be miffed, too.

felix-old
Felix-old  (Level: 14.2 - Posts: 244)
Mon, 29th Aug '05 1:37 PM

My favorite was the guy that took 2 questions from 5 different quizzes and made new ones and did 50 version of Random Trivia. Unless sploofus gives point for Police Trivia, the only option is to look at every quiz. Someone recently did a few quizzes on a subject that I had covered. I actully think hers was much better than mine.

Felix

emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Mon, 29th Aug '05 2:26 PM

My Harry Potter and the HBP quiz was the first submitted. As soon as I finished the book, (almost) I posted the quiz. I did this, because as violetblue rightly points out, there is a limited amount of information to glean from the book, and some of the main points of the book are obviously going to be repeat questions.

I actually don't mind duplicate quizzes (by which I mean, many quizzes on the same subject matter, NOT identical quizzes).

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 133.9 - Posts: 3777)
Mon, 29th Aug '05 3:48 PM

Now I am nervous. My daughter was bugging me to let her write a Harry Potter & the Halfblood Prince Quiz, so I let her. I know she didn't copy anyone, because she doesn't take any quizzes, and I watched her make it. But it could contain a lot of redundant questions that could make it look copied.

jespur
Jespur  (Level: 114.2 - Posts: 38)
Mon, 29th Aug '05 4:38 PM

I haven't taken a quiz that was word-for-word, but often there are similar quizzes within a subject.
I was another Harry Potter quiz writer right after I finished the book (HBP). I was just so excited about the story I couldn't help myself. I noticed as I took other HBP quizzes (as more people finished the book) that there were some repeat questions. Like you said, there's really only so much material to quiz on.
I actually don't mind when there's several quizzes on a topic area, if I like a subject enough to know even the most trivial details...then I'll always enjoy taking a quiz on it! I frequently learn things--imagine that?!



chanel3
Chanel3  (Level: 16.1 - Posts: 48)
Mon, 29th Aug '05 6:11 PM

I was once accused of copying a quiz by someone on here who ALWAYS has alot to say, (my lips are sealed)As it was ,i had never even seen the quiz she was referring to.
ya know, It is possible to write a quiz that is simular to someone else's , it happens~ ~all i thought was poor woman~~CHILL OUT~~!!!so dont stress if you have a quiz simular to someone else's ,it happens~~by no fault or yours~~ Dayna

dartgirl
Dartgirl  (Level: 10.1 - Posts: 19)
Mon, 29th Aug '05 9:45 PM

I know that I have never copied a quiz, but sometimes you come up with a subject that someone else has already done a quiz on. For example, there are plenty of Beatles songs quizzes, but the Beatles made a zillion songs so each of the quizzes has different questions. The same thing with Friends or Seinfeld quizzes. I think as long as the questions are different and the quiz was not copied, its cool.
Jackie

joelwdonnal
Joelwdonnal  (Level: 117.9 - Posts: 268)
Mon, 29th Aug '05 10:34 PM

What I really was referring to is somebody doing 5 quizzes on state capitals when that has already been done maybe even more then once or even world capitals and doing exactly the same ones that was done a few months earlier. It really doesn't mean a hill of beans to me, except for some people with some good quizzes on the same subject gets cheated by a copy cat who can't think up one on their own.


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