Unacceptable Questions Trivia and Quizzes
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Opinions in blurbs or the quiz introduction are acceptable as long as they are reasonable, and not outrageous or inflammatory e.g. in quiz about one team in a city: a blurb with derogatory opinions or comments, directed at supporters of their cross-city rivals, is not acceptable.
Two word questions: one or two word questions are no longer accepted in Sports. Each question in a quiz must be a complete sentence.
Repeat questions: if at all possible, please try to avoid repeating questions which are already in another quiz, by playing a few quizzes in your category beforehand. The next quiz with a question on Wilt Chamberlain scoring 100 points in a game has a good chance of being rejected ... unless it's different, with a blurb giving the date, teams playing, game score, and whose record he broke.
Linked questions: every question in a Sports quiz must stand on its own two feet, don't link one question to a previous question, such as 'Who won the game in Question 4?'
Ranking during a season or a stat about some other week during a season, are too specific to a point in time for Quizzyland.
FITB word limit: answers for fill in the blank questions which are longer than two words are no longer accepted. There are no exceptions to this rule, even if the answer is New York Yankees, Queens Park Rangers or Wagga Wagga United.
Date stamped questions: questions stamped with a month and/or year such as "as of October 2001" are no longer accepted.
Their "best" friend and similar questions which are qualitative in nature are unlikely to be accepted, as they generate far too many correction notes to be viable quiz questions. Even with concrete evidence and sources these type of questions will not go online.
Their "favorite" food or their favourite color or their favourite drink, and similar trivia about a player are no longer acceptable, as authors and editors are being buried in correction notes. This applies even if an authors quotes verbatim from an interview, or the person' website.
Their height or weight or the colour of their eyes, or the number of tattooes they have, or the number of ear-rings, or their show soze, their religion, their nickname, and other similar personal questions ... these trivia questions are no longer accepted.
Questions about contract values or remuneration, or prizemonies, or endorsements earnt or received by players, are no longer accepted as quiz questions, or as throw-away lines in answer blurbs. Editors and authors are tired of seeing correction notes on these items (truckloads of correction notes), due to the confidential nature of money matters and/or conflicting facts.
Other quiz questions: a quiz which asks where they were born, when they were born, what is their star sign, the names of their siblings, which school they attended, the name of their mother-in-law, the names of their parents, and not much more, will be rejected. They're pedestrian quizzes; they're unbalanced. Finally, any other trivia question which, in the opinion of an editor, is too esoteric or trivial, will also be rejected.
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