Must be a big vault, Salami! Is it just one type of chocolate, or do you have a plethora of treats?|
Reply #281. Mar 09 10, 7:59 PM
I've got a big list coming through, the Foo Fighters challenge, Dickensian challenge and hopefully a team quiz!|
Reply #282. Mar 10 10, 2:14 AM
I'm working on two quizzes on the newest episode of The Office (The Delivery)|
Reply #283. Mar 10 10, 6:15 AM
I'm working on a themeatic quiz for an Author Challenge, which will be my first submitted quiz, and I'm contributing to a team quiz.|
Reply #284. Mar 10 10, 6:56 AM
Yes, eburge, all sorts of chocolate. The world's finest. Finer than whatever the current world's finest is. ;-) Bits of salami in it to make it taste salty sweet. (I'm kidding, of course, though that would work...)|
Reply #285. Mar 10 10, 9:16 AM
Wow, I think that was the fastest I've ever had a quiz checked, ever! Sorry Kyle, you've been beat. But you still have gotten the quiz online fastest...|
Reply #286. Mar 10 10, 9:53 AM
Speaking of quick online times, I submitted a sports quiz once. I went to go get something to drink and when I came back Nightmare had placed it online. |
Reply #287. Mar 10 10, 5:21 PM
I like writing quizzes and have one submitted and one waiting. But I'm suffering from a case of "anti-creativity" because I'm thinking, "Why make a whole bunch of quizzes ahead of time when my last quiz took around 2 weeks total from original submission to being online and my latest one has been submitted for about a week?" |
Yes, I understand that the editors "have a life" and I really do respect them for doing a good job, but isn't there anything that can be done about limiting waiting times? After all, the new quizzes help expand the material and makes FT a continuously improving site. I do realize and agree that there have to be certain stern guidelines or there would be a lot of garbage submitted, but I have about fifty quizzes that are just drooling to be written down, yet that might mean months before seeing them.
I HONESTLY realize that this is a conundrum that doesn't have an easy solution. I am not trying to sound like a complainer. The truth is that I have never enjoyed a website more than this one and that's after 10+ years of web-surfing, so just call it intense zeal to pitch in and help FT get even better!
Thanks for reading and THANKS to the editors, and quiz writers, for their hard work in delivering a consistenly enjoyable product on the BEST Fun site on the net!
krazykritik (Canadian Players)
Reply #288. Mar 10 10, 7:44 PM
OH, I forgot to add that if there's something I can do to help the editors, PLEASE LET ME KNOW and I'll try hard to set aside some time every few days, or something of that nature, to help in whatever way I can.|
Too often in this world people want to drop their issues on other peoples' laps and expect a quick fix, yet I've always held the ideal that "it's ok to state an issue or a problem as long as you also offer assistance in being a part of the solution".
Have an awesome week everyone!
Reply #289. Mar 10 10, 7:50 PM
The question of "can't anything be done about the long wait times" is one I've seen asked several times before, and the answer is usually along the lines that the site prefers quality over quantity (not to say the quizzes you write/want to write aren't 'quality'!), just that there isn't a real desire on the part of editors/administrators/ FT gods to have quizzes go online super fast to increase the quiz count. I've also seen it be suggested that more people be added to the editing team, but that's another thing that is not desired by the powers that be. |
Honestly.. 2 weeks total time for your last quiz to get online is not THAT bad. Believe me, I understand it feels like an eternity when it's submitted and you're waiting and waiting to get that message in your mailbox, but really, in the grand scheme of things, that's not too bad. I'm not an editor, nor have I ever been, so I can't say for sure, but I imagine (and get the impression, from things that have been said over the years and such) that it takes some quizzes/authors (especially newer authors) a lot longer than that from first submission to getting online. If it takes about a week average for an editor to look at it (that's really just an estimate, could be longer or shorter, depending on the category and what else is going on), then if your quiz is returned to you, say, four times for changes/re - editing, then it really could be much longer than 2 weeks total time.
The more you get quizzes online with few or no corrections, the more you should see your overall wait time generally decreasing. If the editors don't really know you as an author yet, it may reasonably take a little longer. For example, if you submit a quiz to Video Games for the first time ever, then Kyle doesn't really know whether your quiz is going to be a quick edit for him or not, if you've never worked with him. If he only has 15 minutes to spend on editing at this moment (really only a hypothetical, as Kyle seems to have all the time in the world to spend here :P ... I'm just using him as an example because I know he won't mind), then he might leave your quiz for another couple of days until he has more time, rather than start on it now to discover that it needs a lot more than 15 minutes work. But if in a few months down the line you have 15 Video Games quizzes online and have been consistently good at following guidelines, etc. he'll know it probably won't take him long to review it, and he'll get to it sooner.
Sorry for the essay-length reply, lol
Reply #290. Mar 10 10, 7:58 PM
Yum! Salami flavoured chocolate! You should pitch that idea to Cadbury :P|
Reply #291. Mar 10 10, 8:05 PM
Two weeks to get a quiz online does happen, but sometimes quizzes go online within hours after submission. There's no perfect science to it, but I am sorry that the wait is frustrating.|
Reply #292. Mar 10 10, 8:27 PM
Thanks for the replies! But don't concentrate on the "frustration" part of my letter, please. Look at the honest comments and the desire to help thread. :)|
I still think there's something that could be done, but I'm going to wrack my dura matter and see if I can come up with an Oscar winning suggestion performance! One never knows.
The "essay length answer" doesn't bother me at all. In fact, I appreciate it because it shows me that someone is taking the time to read MY "Encyclopaedia-length-post"! LOL
Thanks again and see you on the boards!
the 'krazy' one
P.S. Having Asperger's syndrome gets me a little more 'zealous' than I need to be sometimes. Hope you understand. kk
Reply #293. Mar 10 10, 11:02 PM
By the way, the quiz that I'm presently waiting to be submitted is called "The Great Game of Pinball" and has 20 questions.It appears to be a completely new quiz subject. I have another one waiting for submission called "This Quiz Weighs Ten Pounds" and is one I've written from a challenge by Kyleisalive.|
I have eight online including a five parter about Gordon Lightfoot(more to come), one about synonyms/oxymorons, and another one from a previous challenge about celebrities who lived until at least 85.
Hope you'll check them out!
Reply #294. Mar 10 10, 11:08 PM
OOPS! There's my first quiz as well called "Movie Quotes Across the Decades".|
Reply #295. Mar 10 10, 11:09 PM
6 quizzes in the "To Do List", including the next in my "Guild Wars" and Doctor Who series', plus my Spice Girls challenge and my commission quiz.|
Fun times ahead!
Reply #296. Mar 18 10, 5:17 AM
rosmarinus44: First quizzes seem like they're the most difficult to do, so hang in there! (I think I know how you feel). And how wonderful that you've decided to contribute to a team quiz (I wish my team wanted to do one!). Best wishes : )|
Reply #297. Mar 18 10, 9:44 PM
I am struggling to put together a literary quiz which hasn't been done before. Just trying to think of a theme that would make one hang together that is interesting and a bit novel. You would think it would be easy as I studied lit at uni but I think that is actually holding me back!|
Reply #298. Mar 18 10, 10:37 PM
After the success of a quiz I wrote about poets and playwrights that tried to write novels unsuccessfully, I'm writing a quiz about novelists that failed to write good poetry. It's kind of interesting to look at poetry by people like Ernest Hemingway and realize that even the literary masters had major difficulties once they stepped outside of prose.|
Reply #299. Mar 19 10, 4:30 AM
I am going to take a bit of a break as soon as my Disney challenge quiz goes online; when it is, I'm not going to submit another challenge quiz right away (gasp). I have a quiz of my own to submit first. ;-)|
Reply #300. Apr 14 10, 4:15 PM
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