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#312596 - Thu Jul 06 2006 05:47 PM 1000 Quizes?
denmarks Offline
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I noticed that one person had over 1000 quizes online. How is that possible? When I submit a quiz, it takes anywhere from 2-7 days for approval. I have 6 online, 5 offline and 1 submitted. At the rate that I write them it will never catch up. Why not allow multiple submissions, especially in low volume categories?
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#312597 - Thu Jul 06 2006 06:04 PM Re: 1000 Quizes? [Re: denmarks]
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It's true that one QM has indeed over 1,000 quizzes online. He's a most remarkable man. His quizzes needed practically no editing. FT Editor


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#312598 - Thu Jul 06 2006 06:18 PM Re: 1000 Quizes? [Re: bloomsby]
ladymacb29 Offline
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Plus he used to be an editor, so he knows what we're looking for in a quiz and what works/doesn't work when writing a quiz.

And remember, the better you write the quizzes, eventually they will end up being placed higher up in the queue when you submit them, thus lessening the wait time.

And, he submits on some obscure and short-queue categories, which helps, writing quizzes on topics that we don't have (m)any quizzes about online already.
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#312599 - Thu Jul 06 2006 06:21 PM Re: 1000 Quizes? [Re: bloomsby]
Bruyere Offline
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The great Jazz and magnificent. He is very unusual and could probably create quizzes out of thin air like a magician. His quizzes have substance though.

On the other hand, in the old days before we restricted multiple submissions, the queues were full of really unsuitable material and then, no sooner would we return it after hard editing sessions, but the person would submit a different quiz to the other categories without heeding any of the advice.
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#312600 - Fri Jul 07 2006 08:20 AM Re: 1000 Quizes? [Re: Bruyere]
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OK. I'll just be patient.
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#312601 - Sat Jul 08 2006 10:10 AM Re: 1000 Quizes? [Re: denmarks]
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In addition- it's better to have just a few online quizzes that are well-crafted, interesting, and enjoyable than hundreds that are boring, dull, and poorly-written. We *don't* encourage volume submission; all too many who focus on this tend to write very poor quizzes in the hurry to get "just one more online."

There is a difference, too, between a quiz that takes 7 days to edit because it sits in the queue for 7 days and a quiz that takes 7 days to edit because it has to be rejected and resubmitted several times.
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