I know this issue about Bus Ride quizzes getting a hard jolt in the ratings has been talked about before (I looked for the old thread but couldn't find it).
I was delighted to find that my 'Landmarks of Ireland(2)' quiz had been selected last week for the Bus Ride.
It's one of the quizzes I'm most proud of, and it's a relatively straightforward one (although it wouldn't relate closely to a Wiki page on 'Ireland'). On the whole I think it deserved the ranking of 1001 it had on the day of the Bus Ride.
Well now it's ranked at 12,335. Maybe some of that is because it's a wordy quiz and most people want to race through their Daily Bus Ride these days. Maybe some of it is because the Ireland Wiki page alone won't take you very far in answering it, and people were impatient with having to google or guess. Whatever the reason, it's a heavy (too heavy?) drop.
In practical terms it makes no difference to me, I've got whatever badge depends on having top 50% quizzes. But like most other quiz authors I'm a bit protective of my rankings.
Are other Bus Ride authors still experiencing a heavy drop in rankings based on that day alone? Is there a solution to it? Or not?