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#375849 - Tue Mar 17 2009 01:04 AM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
Dircashede Offline
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My highest rated quiz just scraped in with ratings.

Ratings: 20
Good & Excellents: 17 (85%)
Exc: 9 (45%), Good: 8 (40%)
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#375850 - Tue Mar 17 2009 08:44 AM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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Quizzes ranked in the top 15,000 have sunnies. The number was raised from 10,000 some months ago.




That's a relief to hear, for my quiz in the sunglasses club is slowly declining in rank.

But really, now it has gotten to the point of praying every Monday that a quiz just gets ranked at all. That's what I get for liking obscure things, I suppose.
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#375851 - Wed Mar 18 2009 05:47 AM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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My number one is "Red Sox Great Jim Rice" at 2784 -- good & excellent 85%.
I have 2 others ranked in the top 15k and one just outside it.

It doesn't appear that the sunglass club icon helps your quiz get recognized and played more often.

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#375852 - Fri Mar 20 2009 07:37 AM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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It doesn't appear that the sunglass club icon helps your quiz get recognized and played more often.




No, but in order to get the sunnies, it has to be played by a good amount of people who really liked it, and then some. In the obscure movies/music/etc, like some of mine are, not many people play, and only half of them rate, so they wound up being marked "new" when they are relatively close to a year old.... It is actually kind of funny. It looks like a pump out ten quizzes a week when it is quite frankly, untrue.


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#375853 - Fri Mar 20 2009 12:37 PM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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Quote:

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It doesn't appear that the sunglass club icon helps your quiz get recognized and played more often.




No, but in order to get the sunnies, it has to be played by a good amount of people who really liked it, and then some. In the obscure movies/music/etc, like some of mine are, not many people play, and only half of them rate, so they wound up being marked "new" when they are a year old.... It is actually kind of funny. It looks like a pump out ten quizzes a week when it is quite frankly, untrue.




Just wait until you have 9 all with 19 ratings, and all at least a year old...talk about the meaning of frustration lol.
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#375854 - Thu Mar 26 2009 05:29 PM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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Highest rated quizzes do not matter on this site. Quizzes, for the most part, are not rated on how well they are written. They are rated on how easy they are. Proof is in my quizzes. My hardest quizzes are my lowest rated, and my easiest quizzes are my highest rated. I wonder how many people actually rate on substance, and not that they could only manage a 2/10. The vast majority most likely.

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#375855 - Thu Mar 26 2009 05:55 PM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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I don't know about that, Anton. One of my soon-to-be-ranked "Tough" quizzes has gotten the best ratings among my quiz efforts thus far, and one of my "Very Hard" quizzes is 605 on the site.

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#375856 - Thu Mar 26 2009 06:05 PM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
Anton Offline
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Like I said, the proof is in my quizzes. Am I the anomaly?

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#375857 - Thu Mar 26 2009 06:34 PM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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My highest rated quiz is Tough, next highest Difficult. Then a run of six Averages, and then a mix of Average, Tough, and Difficult. The first Easy on my list is the 23rd quiz down.

I suspect that if you looked at the site overall, you'd find no real pattern.

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#375858 - Thu Mar 26 2009 07:14 PM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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My top-rated quiz is rated 'Tough' as well at #34. Of my top 20, 13 of them are rated 'average'.
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#375859 - Thu Mar 26 2009 07:20 PM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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I guess it is just me then. Odd.

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#375860 - Thu Mar 26 2009 11:22 PM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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I think it also depends on what the quiz is on and how many people have ranked it.

My highest ranked are also difficult and tough but they are specific quiz topics that would only be played by people that knew the topics so even though they may not have got them all right they would appreciate the quiz as a whole.

In other quizs that have been played by hundreds of people the easy/average are tending to be ranked higher.

I think there is something in the human nature that obviously enjoys things we do well at so people will think "Great Quiz" when they get a lot right.

Some of my easy/average ones that are ranked quite high are not what I consider my best work in terms of the work, effort and time I put into them.

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#375861 - Fri Mar 27 2009 11:51 AM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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Well-said, Midget40. I only have two quizzes online, and both have sunnies. They are rated Difficult and Tough. My personal preference is a quiz that is a bit challenging and one that helps me learn something. The highest I ever rate a super-easy quiz is "Good", unless it is written in such an entertaining way that it makes me laugh or smile, then it might get an "Excellent".

Sue


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#375862 - Fri Mar 27 2009 09:36 PM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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I don't think that it is entirely the difficulty that judges the way people rank them. I do think that easier quizzes tend to get played more. The idea that harder quizzes are rated poorly is brought about by the fact that many quizzes are hard because of petty numbered answers and things like that, and those are the sorts of questions which can bring a rating down.
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#375863 - Fri Mar 27 2009 10:05 PM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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Just to add some analysis to the discussion, here is how the top 30 quizzes stack up for difficulty:

Easy: 2
Average: 23
Tough: 3
Difficult: 2

At a cursory glance, it appears that average quizzes tend to net the best ratings, but more challenging efforts have a good shot if they are well-written and can find their audience. Real stumpers, however (Very Difficult and Impossible quizzes) may have serious trouble garnering favor.

I remember when I first started writing. My first quiz was about all I knew about vampire folklore in all its obscurity. I was going to stump everybody--and I did, too. Didn't mean the quizzes were any good, though.
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#375864 - Sun Mar 29 2009 03:13 PM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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I can relate to Stu here. The obscure topics definitely stump people, and, in my case, get less plays (which mean less ratings). But that doesn't mean they aren't any good. One of my quizzes I consider to be one of my personal best went up in October, and has been played a grand total of 60 times.

It seems many rate on how much they learned from the subject, though. Take my quiz on a certain child actress from the 80's - many people know her from doing a voice in a certain movie, and are clueless about her murder, etc. It is obvious from how much they get right. But it still has a pretty high rating, because people learn about a very interesting life of a person who you wouldn't learn about anywhere else.

"The Science of FT Ratings". I think I want to go to university and study that sole subject. Think Terry is up to tutoring anyone?
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#375865 - Sun Mar 29 2009 06:47 PM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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I've generally found it easier to get a high rating on a quiz that is not played a lot. It's easier to appeal to a select audience than to make a large group happy.
The more popular the topic ('Harry Potter' or 'Star Wars' for example) the more likely you are to run into people who fancy themselves an expert, who are not too pleased with your presentation of their beloved obsession!
So I tend to be the most proud of quizzes which have been played a number of times and still rate well. I have one, for example, that has been played over 10,000 times and is ranked at 64.


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#375866 - Sun Mar 29 2009 07:48 PM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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The more popular the topic ('Harry Potter' or 'Star Wars' for example) the more likely you are to run into people who fancy themselves an expert, who are not be pleased with your presentation of their beloved obsession!




I've never thought of that aspect before, but it could certainly explain why my "Star Wars" attempt sits at the bottom of my quiz list, though I was quite proud of it! For the moment, my highest rated quiz with many plays is #2083 - a "Star Wars" hybrid quiz.

Definitely agree about the more specific topics being rated better. They're either going to be played by the few people who are quite familiar with it, or friends/teammates who will rate it high just to be nice.

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#375867 - Mon Mar 30 2009 05:19 AM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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It's also a question of mathematics and proportion too.

If you had a really specialised quiz that only 20 people did and rated you would only need 18 people to give it a 'good or excellant' rating to get a 90% which I'm sure would lead to a very good ranking (and the chances of getting that 18 are a lot higher because if its a really specialisd quiz the people playing it are already happy just because they have a quiz on a favourite topic LOL)

Take a popular subject that gets a 1000 plays - you have to get 900 of them to give you a good or excellant to get that 90% and I think that would be extremely hard (and you would be competing against many other quizs on that subject so it would have to stand out and be better than all of them!)

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#375868 - Mon Mar 30 2009 05:53 AM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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I'd agree that getting a high rated quiz that is played thousands of times is much more difficult which is why I'm prouder of a couple of quizzes that are lower in the ranking than the one that currently sits on top of my list. It's much more gratifying to get 90% G&E out of 400 ratings than 92% out of 26.

But you can't always blame lower ratings on popularity - my two lowest have not been played that often; they're just a bit rubbish!

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#375869 - Mon Mar 30 2009 07:21 AM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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Oh, what an awesome Monday...just thought I'd brag a little:

Rank #239
Ratings: 66
Good & Excellents: 58 (88%)
Exc: 37 (56%), Good: 21 (32%)

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#375870 - Fri Apr 03 2009 03:42 PM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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My oldest unranked quiz is my second, it's been waiting just over a year and four months.

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#375871 - Fri Apr 03 2009 04:02 PM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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Huh! Newbie! *My* oldest unranked quiz is my very first - and it's coming up for its third birthday in November...
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#375872 - Fri Apr 03 2009 04:36 PM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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My oldest unranked quiz went online in January 2004. According to the "My Quizzes" screen it's had 87 plays and 15 ratings.

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#375873 - Sat Apr 04 2009 05:06 AM Re: Your Highest-Rated Quiz?
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I have never been comfortable with this thread and have removed part of it as you are breaking our rules by publicising your quizzes and asking for people to play and rate them.

Go back to the first post in this thread and you will see that it just asks...

Quote:

Hi there everyone, can you guys please write down the statistics detail for your highest rated quiz? It would be interesting to compare and see what rating would make a quiz to get the sunnies. Thanks. Let me start off with mine:

Rank: 1293
Ratings: 23
Good & Excellents: 21 (91%)
Exc: 8 (35%), Good: 13 (57%)


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