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#466119 - Mon Apr 06 2009 10:16 AM For Children Guidelines
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I am writing a For Children anagram quiz. In regard to fill-in-the-blanks, the guidelines state, Words should be easy to spell and no longer than six letters. I'm noticing many of the existing quizzes contain fill-in-the-blank answers of words longer than six letters.

So I was wondering, how flexible is this rule? Would it be acceptable if I included a word or two of seven or eight letters in length? Or would I be better off turning the longer words into multiple choice? Thank you!

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#466120 - Mon Apr 06 2009 11:54 AM Re: For Children Guidelines
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I think those quizzes were put on the site before the rule was implanted? Just a thought.
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#466121 - Mon Apr 06 2009 12:19 PM Re: For Children Guidelines
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I'm not positive, but I think that rule might be more relaxed in the Word Play for Kids subcategory, as word play often lends itself to fill in the blank answers.
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#466122 - Mon Apr 06 2009 01:08 PM Re: For Children Guidelines
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So basically neither one of us know what we're talking about. Is that rule the same for other categories, or just the children's category?
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#466123 - Mon Apr 06 2009 01:35 PM Re: For Children Guidelines
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Actually, the sentence I quoted came from the "Wordplay for Kids" guidelines. But some of the quizzes are less than a year old, and contain longer words, some of them are actually pretty hard. So I don't know! I just had a couple of basic seven or eight letter words I was going to use, I'd probably give the first letter as a hint were I to do them as FITB.

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#466124 - Mon Apr 06 2009 01:36 PM Re: For Children Guidelines
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The specific rules differ from category to category. Some (Music and/or Movies, maybe? can't remember at the moment) ask for no more than 8 words, in most, if not all, categories the answers have to be spell-able, etc.
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#466125 - Mon Apr 06 2009 01:38 PM Re: For Children Guidelines
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Ah. Well then I'd guess it's at the discretion of the editor, depending on how much longer the word is and/or how easy it is.
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#466126 - Mon Apr 06 2009 08:23 PM Re: For Children Guidelines
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The six letters or less requirement in For Children is more to do with fill-in-the-blank questions where the entire word has to be derived from scratch as an answer (eg, "What colour is a ripe banana?").

For anagram quizzes, all of the letters you need to make the answer are given in the question, so there is more leeway for these with regard to length of the answer word.

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#466127 - Tue Apr 07 2009 10:23 AM Re: For Children Guidelines
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Okay, thank y'all so much for your help!

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