I'm about halfway done with my Malawi quiz. I've had a couple of quizzes in the abyss for about two years now (one on Chrisian ethics, one on paleontology) that circumstances are finally bringing to the fore. I've also got two Mexico quizzes going as background exercises for a conference presentation I have in October, but I don't know if I'll get those done before or after I present.|
Reply #361. Aug 04 10, 4:46 PM
I am battling "the system" which persists in telling me that I have got mixed cases in my answer options, in BIG letters :-| I know I have, e e doc smith is a special case! sighhhh lol, they say there is an exception for every rule lol, and he is it!|
Reply #362. Aug 04 10, 4:47 PM
So is ee cummings.|
...and kd lang.
Reply #363. Aug 04 10, 4:57 PM
Haha, that would make an interesting quiz, if there are more than just those three... People who don't capitalize there names at all. :-) I might just do that, if I can find 7 more candidates!|
Reply #364. Aug 04 10, 5:00 PM
Uhhh...6 quizzes on the go at the moment for me: 2 VG, 1 TV, 1 Geo, 1 General and 1 World (although it's tentative - I may end up scrapping that idea and going with something much simpler). Might do a bit of writing this weekend. MIGHT. If I'm awake.|
Also planning my second whodunit. All I have is the title so far. And that took me the best part of an hour to come up with.
Reply #365. Aug 06 10, 6:58 AM
I am now trying to create my second quiz, I keep getting the message "capitalise your question". The problem with this is if I capitalise the question (its only one word) it could change the meaning. The quiz is German words and the answer will be an English translation. Any ideas as what to do?|
Reply #366. Aug 09 10, 1:01 PM
I would suggest, instead of having questions be one word long.... Make it a question. "What does the word "bratwurst" mean in English"? For example. One word won't fly with the editors as easily as a written out question.|
That's my suggestion, anyway. :-)
Reply #367. Aug 09 10, 1:24 PM
This is the first time I've had quizzes backed up waiting for the chance to be submitted - which is quite exciting, but frustrating as hell!|
I've a Religion quiz on martyrs in the pipeline awaiting the okay - are you reading this, Religion eds .... please! ... :)) Then I've a Hobbies quiz on Irish whiskey and a Music quiz on The Dubliners!
Does it look too obvious that I'm going for the 10 Cats badge?!
I would LOVE (sort of) to be able to rattle out quizzes, but at this stage they all require blood sweat and tears. I look at people who have 100 ... 165 ... quizzes, and just marvel!
Reply #368. Aug 09 10, 1:27 PM
Oh, and then there's players like Salami_Swami with 213 quizzes .... wow! :)|
Reply #369. Aug 09 10, 1:29 PM
I just made a quiz called 'Can you beat Voldemort', and not trying to show off, I think it is very good. If you like the Harry Potter books I would recommend my quiz.|
Reply #370. Aug 09 10, 1:30 PM
ArthurR, I'll echo what Salami said. Quizzes with one word "questions" are very boring, and will perhaps not even get past the editing stage nowadays. Use sentences and people will enjoy playing your quizzes much more. I look forward to seeing it - I always enjoyed German!|
Reply #371. Aug 09 10, 1:51 PM
Haha, thanks, DSimpy. You know, with all the editors on vacation, we all have had long waits, it seems. I'm waiting on the same editor in a different category. ;-) Haha. Well, there are more editors in the category, and I saw two quizzes go online earlier, so we'll see. ;-)|
Reply #372. Aug 09 10, 7:45 PM
Thanks for your answers, I thought about it last night, and have been doing that exact thing, is it great minds think alike, or fools seldom differ. Many thanks LOL|
Reply #373. Aug 10 10, 10:11 AM
Editors on vacation? What wimps! |
When I were a lad editors really where editors and were rooted to their keyboards.
Even if they had cleared their workload they would sit there waiting - just in case another quiz came in. I even knew them to send personal messages to authors saying "I know it's December 25th, but could you send in a quiz, please?"
On a serious note, I was once asked by an editor to fix something on a newly submitted quiz. I did, and after a week passed I sent a note asking if it was ready to go on. I felt a bit of an ungrateful eejit when he sent a message back to say that even though he was on holiday, he would deal with it, and was as good as his word.
Reply #374. Aug 10 10, 12:22 PM
I had a quiz go online Christmas Eve one time. Does that count?|
Reply #375. Aug 10 10, 12:33 PM
My Disney World quiz was placed online on Christmas morning. :)|
Reply #376. Aug 11 10, 12:48 PM
Oneupmanship, hey, Kyle?|
Reply #377. Aug 11 10, 2:17 PM
I am wrestling the urge to shout "I can SEE you" at a particular player :-D They log in a a guest, play a quiz, log in as themself and play it again getting the maximum score. I rather think they fondly imagine nobody knows, but of course they show up on the "Recent plays" list, the Guest NoXX followed by their user name, again and again and again. I am finding the whole process strangely fascinating and keep having a little peep to see if they've been back. They are working their way through all my quizzes gradually, and I am spending way too much time thinking about this lol. Am I a nerd yet? :-D|
Reply #379. Aug 30 10, 11:48 AM
Yoohoo Row *sniggers*, you may have found my secret account! ;) I rated allz teh kwizzes pour two!|
Reply #380. Aug 30 10, 12:11 PM
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