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bearpaw
Bearpaw  (Level: 50.7 - Posts: 155)
Thu, 17th Jul '08 7:29 PM

MY GOD ATTACK ME

i got some trerrible messages about my quiz the quipsy kings did do hotel california almost makes you want to no more quizes

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Thu, 17th Jul '08 8:41 PM

Hey Bear - not sure what you are saying but I googled "the quipsy kings" and nothing is returned -- is it spelled right?

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 17th Jul '08 8:57 PM

I couldn't find it either.

But I found a lot of other great ones - I'm working my way through them right now.

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Thu, 17th Jul '08 9:06 PM

It's "Gipsy Kings" (she had it right on the quiz).

Not the original, of course, The Eagles, but a pretty well known cover, was in the Big Lebowski, and the Eagles weren't a choice in the answers.





bearpaw
Bearpaw  (Level: 50.7 - Posts: 155)
Thu, 17th Jul '08 9:18 PM

Thank you smaug at least you have your facts straight i did not list the Eagles as achoice

donleigh
Donleigh  (Level: 147.4 - Posts: 5068)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 1:24 AM

Ignore the critics, Katie, and keep writing quizzes

baggiob
Baggiob  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 888)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 2:28 AM

Bearpaw I sympathise with you, I had the same thing happen to me, where I got a message saying a song in my Bryan Adams songs kerblunk was NOT by him ( I won't say the title of the song so as not to give an answer away). The person who sent the message wasn't rude really but quite abrupt, by saying it was 'actually an Eagles song' and not a Bryan Adams song.

Anyway, I checked the Guiness book of hit records, and not only was the song title a hit for Bryan Adams, but also Erasure and Good Charlotte (but only an album track by the Eagles)

I think one problem is that some people just presume that once a band has had a song title then no other band can use the same title or even cover it.

I wouldn't worry about it.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 2:48 AM

Paw, those don't look like attacks to me; pretty mild comments meant to be corrections, looks like to me.

So they were wrong, but they don't know that. Why not answer them and give them the info instead of getting upset?

oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 219.7 - Posts: 1935)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 2:55 AM

I've been constructing some WP's using song titles & found one that had six different songs, same title. Many times the original artist does not have the biggest hit with their song. Some songs have been done by various artists & it's charted for all of them. Please ignore rude comments

heidi
Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 7:03 AM

Said befpre-believe having "private messsages" after taking a quiz is a horrible practice-cannot understand the logic of it if there is any. I don't make or send them any more after someone pointed out this "new" feature. Did make one exception as consider the person a specal friend and wanted him to know how much I liked his quiz. This feature just calls the crackpots out of whaterver closet they usually hide it-just my opinon-Linda

heidi
Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 8:01 AM

Really botched the last post. Need a person in "authority" to explain to me why when I comment on a quiz it is out there for all to see.-who the hell am I anyway to have the right to influence others on how they rate or even take a quiz? I know from experience that quiz writing takes time and effort-sure puzzles do too. If I had been one to "knock" either would have commented on the one about old rockers never die or something of the sort. I had never heard of these folks other than Grace Slick but that is me and my age and my music stupidity no fault of the creator of the puzzle so it is my fault not theirs. Something is wrong here. Doesn't anyone else see it?? Linda

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 8:29 AM

Hi, Linda. I think it's been reported as something that needs to be fixed - hopefully soon. I've stopped sending messages to the quiz authors. Sometimes I like to mention something specific I liked about the quiz, but I don't want it to go public as to give away part of the quiz.

heidi
Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 8:38 AM

Thank you! When I used to write quizzes appreciated the comments and constructive criticism but there are "nuts" who like to bash anything-glad I'm not alone in this-will continue my practice of not sending cooments while this feature remains in place-it stinks- if there is a plausible reason someone "up there" please post it-Linda ( Might add that some comments I used to receive helped me correct errors in my quiz in a kind way and were appreciateded-so much for that!! Linda

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4183)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 8:45 AM

I often like to tell an author how much I've enjoyed their quiz. The comment system is flawed right now, so I get around it by just going to the author's profile page and sending them a PM.

-- Geri

heidi
Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 9:25 AM

That is certainly an option but believe it should not have to be that way. From experience as a former quiz writer I used to offer sugestions-don't believe I was ever unkind-They could take them or leave them but only their eyes saw them and could evaluate their worth-the present practice does not allow me in good faith to do that-so much for new and improved-Sorry, Justin, You are brilliliant and know you are trying hard to improve the site-must be a daunting task to please us old "farts" and the young folks-thanks-Linda

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 9:39 AM

I'd like to see it so that we could turn it off or delete them, and I'd like for the "send message to the editor" function to be *instead* of displaying it, not in addition to.

heidi
Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 10:03 AM

If I understand you (often I'm a bit dense), my friend, believe we are in total agreement-Linda

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 10:15 AM

Sorry, I meant "send message to the author" Duh me. Got my dense days myself, cupcake.

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 7:42 PM

Exactly Smoke - I think many may have assume by checking the box it would not be displayed publicly.

I think that a quiz author should have the ability to delete a post that gives something away or is rude - not edit it - but delete it.



smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 8:03 PM

Just so.

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.2 - Posts: 3300)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 8:12 PM

Totally agree with all this. Like Geri, I have been sending messages by going to the author's profile - but that sure is a pain. I don't even think there should be an option to publicly post to a quiz. Send the messages only to the author, the way it was before.

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 8:25 PM

I put a ticket in on this one months ago when someone mentioned quiz answers on one of mine. Nothing....I don't think anyone in authority ever looks at them.

I propose we all put comments in like this:

"Oh my @##$^% god!!! This quiz f@(#!ng ROCKS!!! I swear, I got a @#$#% %$#@ when I took it. I had to go @#$%%^ !@#@$ in the furnace room where my @#$%^% mom can't hear. Way to #$%^%^ rock, mot#f$%## !!!!!

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 8:28 PM

I think I already did.

cujgie
Cujgie  (Level: 173.4 - Posts: 754)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 8:56 PM

In one of my Books quizzes, Stephen King's Pet Sematary was corrected to Pet Cemetery.

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 9:29 PM

AH - there's the Smaug we know

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4183)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 10:35 PM

Hi all,
Here's a link to an earlier thread about the public/private comment issue. According to the editor I spoke with, Justin is working on making it possible for editors and authors to delete public comments that are rude, contain spoilers, and so on:

http://www.sploofus.com/bbs_detail.sp?post=95832&cID=7

-- Geri

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 18th Jul '08 10:56 PM

I'd MUCH prefer they be either private - or non-existent.

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Sat, 19th Jul '08 1:06 AM

Katie - I don't think those comments were meant to attack you - they were just ignorant. Shake it off! On the topic of messages, I'd like to say that I think Janice (Jank0614) is one classy lady! She sent me a private message that was very respectful even though I am pretty sure we are at odds politically(which the quiz was loosely about). Thank you, Janice!

Karen

wordster
Wordster  (Level: 159.2 - Posts: 909)
Sat, 19th Jul '08 3:56 AM

I had a comment where the person obviously didn't like my quiz even though they weren't outright blatant about it.. It rankled at first but I know I can't expect everyone to like my quizzes. I always slam quizzes gently, Lol. It would be great if more people took my quizzes. Do I have to compromise all my principles and include gratuitous violence, bad language and nudity (like most blockbusters these days) to get a good turnout for my quizzes, Lol

heidi
Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Sat, 19th Jul '08 6:18 AM

I agree with jank-private not public at all. If one really wants to praise a quiz for all to see-put t on the "Hit List-believe that is its purpose. If you are saying rather ugly things or offering even constructive criticism in an unkind way-keep it private!! Linda

wordster
Wordster  (Level: 159.2 - Posts: 909)
Sat, 19th Jul '08 3:50 PM

Yes, private is best.


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