The best place to go to is an editor in the category you want your quiz to wind up in. Propose your idea or, if you want to be more concrete about it, write up the first question of your quiz to be and put it in your message. The editor will look at it and tell you whether the concept will work in the category, can be made to work with some changes, or will probably not be suitable for the category you intend to write for.|
If you want to write for an Author Challenge and your quiz idea depends on a specific title, don't forget to claim the title you want before you start the process so no one else can grab it in the time - but please, if your idea shouldn't work out, also return it to the pool as quickly as possible so that someone else can use it for their own idea.
Reply #21. Nov 29 12, 4:25 AM
If you have discussed your quiz with a specific editor, you can put that editor's name in the quiz note. This doesn't necessarily guarantee that's who will edit your quiz, but at least everyone will know where to go to find out what's going on. |
Clear communication really helps the whole process. Editors don't want to be pestered with "Put my quiz on, huh, huh, willya, please put my quiz on why isn't my quiz on", but are very open to questions and discussion.
Reply #22. Dec 09 12, 10:43 AM
I love quizes|
Reply #23. Jan 25 13, 12:44 PM
I've been doing some Author Challenge quizzes of late. Since the system only allows one Author Challenge title to be worked on at a time, I have been working on other Author Challenge titles off-line while the first one is going through the approval process. I figured that if the title got snaffled in the meantime, I could at least submit the quiz with my own title. So I have completed a quiz but unfortunately cannot submit it as the obvious category for it (/Hobbies/Wines, Beers, Spirits/Cocktails and Mixed Drinks) is closed to new submissions. The title from CmdrK is "They Oughta Name a Drink After You". Any suggestions or do I just chalk it up to experience?|
Reply #24. Feb 06 13, 1:23 AM
You could rework it to be a People quiz, by asking about the person after whom the drink was named. |
It might also be possible to contact an editor in the proposed category and offer a sample of the kind of question you have in mind. They may be able to offer more concrete advice.
It's always a good idea to check out the proposed category before you spend time writing a quiz - it's upsetting to have crafted something that can't be used. If you pretend to be setting up a template, and aim for your desired category, you will see special guidelines along the way that will let you know if it isn't going to work. You can then just hit back on your browser and stop the process of setting up the template.
Reply #25. Feb 06 13, 1:54 AM
Thanks for the reply. I'll try the People category approach although I think there was a bit of a warning against trying to get cocktails in under other categories. |
Yes, it makes sense to test out categories in advance of quiz writing to learn about any special requirements and I'll do that in future.
Reply #26. Feb 06 13, 2:09 AM
You will likely be good if you strongly focus on the person and do not mention the drink more than necessary. We've decided to be very restrictive with adding alcohol questions because we do not want to encourage drinking. Contact your People editor once you have two or three questions written and have them have a look.|
Reply #27. Feb 06 13, 3:49 AM
Thanks for your reply. Three of the drinks are non-alcoholic cocktails and the alcoholics ones can be toned down.|
Reply #28. Feb 06 13, 3:18 PM
Watching the History Channel version of the Bible, I'm thinking of where a quiz on that (or more specifically a quiz that included both movie and television retellings of Bible stories) might go? |
I'm thinking questions could be constructed so that the drama (whether television or film) could be mentioned, but only Bible knowledge would be needed to answer the question. So that could go in Religion. But, otherwise, if I wanted to write a quiz with both made for television movies and theater releases, on a common topic, would that go into Entertainment? Or where?
Reply #29. Mar 04 13, 10:23 AM
Okay, answered my own question. There's a category in Entertainment called "TV and Movies Mixtures" - sorry I didn't research thoroughly before asking the question.|
Reply #30. Mar 04 13, 10:28 AM
I'm working on a quiz and reading all the helpful hints I can find.|
Reply #31. May 05 13, 11:08 PM
This isn't a criticism in any way, shape or form; merely an observation. I notice that Wes has commented that 'we do not want to encourage drinking'. To be quite honest, what is the problem with having quizzes on alcoholic drinks? |
I'm 53 years old, I enjoy a drink as much as the next person. In my (much) younger days I would admit to having 'ripped the backside out of it' but that was over 40 years ago and I learned my lesson early. There are plenty of quizzes that feature junk food. Should we be encouraging the eating of junk food? I'm sure that there are questions that feature cigarettes and cigars; we shouldn't be encouraging the use of tobacco products either. I know that one valid response will be that there are children that use this site. If that is the case, shouldn't they be supervised at all times? If they're not being supervised then I'm sure that they are being put at risk of something far, far more serious than taking the odd drink or two. Although an admirable idea, I don't think that preventing quizzes about the demon drink will have any effect whatsoever. I had my first drink at around the age of 12 or 13 (pilfered from a drinks cabinet that belonged to the parents of my best friend) which was in 1972, long before the internet was in existence. I did it purely because I'd seen my parents having a drink and they told me 'No'! Well, that is like a red rag to any child so at the first opportunity I had a drink (It was gin, straight, in copious quantities and it made me quite, quite ill hahaha).
I don't know what things are like in the US but the 'nanny state' has became all-invasive here in the UK and I, personally, think that the powers that be at Fun Trivia, need to be mindful that they don't go down the same path.
As I said earlier, not a criticism just an observation.
Reply #32. May 07 13, 11:29 AM
Oh dear... I do apologise.|
I don't think, after re-reading, that my comments are appropriate in this thread.... sorry!
Reply #33. May 07 13, 11:31 AM
That's OK - since it's here, I'll attempt to address it. |
One reason is that this is Terry's site, and Terry doesn't want us posting stuff that glorifies drinking or drug use, mostly as a way to keep the site family friendly.
Another is the history of alcohol related quizzes here. Way back in the day, it was a pretty open category, and, to put it bluntly, things got really stupid. We were inundated with sophomoric drinking humour and enough silly nonsense that we decided we just didn't want to put up with any more of it. Over the last few years we've opened things up to the extent that the occasional quiz on real ale or something like that can go online, but we're just not interested in going back to the way things were.
Reply #34. May 07 13, 11:55 AM
I didn't know that.... Thanks for the explanation Agony.|
Reply #35. May 07 13, 12:27 PM
Wasn't there some issue about the ingredients for cocktails and long drinks, too? Many of those mixed drinks have regional variations.|
Reply #36. May 08 13, 12:56 PM
Yes, the whole category was a CN magnet. |
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