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Posted by: kyleisalive
Subject: 'Adventures in Authoring' - Pre-Launch
Date: Aug 15 12
Obviously I don't hide my upcoming events too well; as the Sprint started coming to a close I definitely made it clear that I was already planning 'THE NEXT BIG THING' (though to be fair, another 'next big thing' is coming along faster than mine, and in a more epic proportion, and Terry's Daily Challenges will be pretty big, IMO). In fact, I was dropping a bunch of nondescript hints along the way (along the lines of YOU'LL ALL LOVE THIS).|
You know. The type that could really frustrate people. Because I'm like that.
This thread here won't be much different; I can't reveal a big master plan before it's out of the gates (unless there was a sign-up...which there's not) and I couldn't really give specifics without regretting it. ;)
What I will say are the obvious things:
I've already said that timed submissions will not be the focus this time around. You will not need to race against the clock. The last two were like that and we got some great quizzes out of them, but a break is needed. You should be able to approach this new 'thing' however you want-- fast or slow-- though there will be incentive.
Incentive will likely be badges of some sort, which is cool.
The 'Project Q' I allude to in the title is not the final name. Q is short for 'Quiz'. What I'm doing is making something for authors. The goal is to make something for new authors to jump onto the scene with, and something that will still be a challenge for our veterans...I assure you it will be.
'Project Q' will come in three parts, if that makes any sense. How the three parts synergize will be interesting and may cause a lot of (a) quizzes to be written, (b) chocolate-cravings and twitching, and (c) badge tarts to be both eager and tense.
'Project Q' will be, in a sense, an adventure in quiz-writing.
THAT'S ALL I'M SAYING. NO MORE! :D
What I need from all of you is suggestions. What I'd like to hear from old authors, new authors, and non-authors is ways to encourage authorship in new members, ways to make things challenging for older authors, things you like about quizzes (challenges, for instance) and things you don't. I also want to know some of your favourite quizzes, or even a couple quizzes here and there that fit really well together. How about some great author mash-ups and synergies? How about team quizzes and the like?
What do you want to see more of in new quizzes?
While I may not use all of the suggestions, I will read every response and tweak the 'NEXT BIG THING' accordingly. Hopefully we can launch in time for November and NaNoWriQuiMo (or whichever abbreviation). :p
And keep watching the skies!
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