JetPunk Change Log

Sometimes we change the way things work on JetPunk. Here's a place to make a note of these changes. Click on each month to expand or collapse the changes for that month.
February 2024
February 21st - Click Map Columns

Click Map quizzes now have the option to use multiple columns instead of a single scrollable column. Example: Europe Map Quiz

January 2024
January 30th - New Badge

Check out our newest badge: The Africa Badge.

January 21st - Element Renaming

A long overdue change, the Elements of the Peridic Table quiz has finally been updated to use the official IUPAC names for elements. The only change for most featured quizzes was "Cesium" to "Caesium".

January 19th - Various Changes

Albanian and Picard have been added to the Countries by Language list!

Quizzes which you have given a spotlight award to are now visible on the Your Favorite Quizzes page.

Series can now be created with non-latin character names (e.g. Chinese or Japanese names)

January 11th - JetPunk 'Wrapped'

The closest thing JetPunk has to a personalized "Spotify Wrapped"! See what it's all about here: Your JetPunk Quiz Report 2023.

January 1st - Word of the Day

For all of 2024, enjoy a "Word of the Day" on JetPunk at the bottom of each quiz page!

2023
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2020
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Level 61
Nov 25, 2023
How does the search bar work for users? I am searching for my friend's account, they are brand new, but they don't show up
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Level 68
Nov 27, 2023
They must either be in the top 50 by takes of their starting 3 letters, or have more than 100 takes.
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Level 61
Nov 25, 2023
Is there a level you must be at before you show on the search? Or a time-block? or a minimum quizmaker rank
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Level 68
Nov 27, 2023
No level requirement, nor timeblock. Only what I stated above.
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Level 61
Nov 27, 2023
Well that'll be it. Lvl 6 and no quizzes (obv). thanks for telling me!
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Level 58
Nov 29, 2023
a small canary informed me that once a group gains 1000 comments, old comments are deleted for new ones. is this true
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Level 68
Nov 29, 2023
No, this is not correct. We do not delete comments like that, it's just that 1000 is the maximum number of comments that can be shown at any given time. Delete some comments to show older ones.
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Level 50
Dec 1, 2023
For some reason I can’t click anything on JetPunk on my Android device. The page still loads, but when I try to click something it doesn’t work
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Level 59
Dec 2, 2023
Is anyone else having their comments go through moderation on quizzes? Did I do something or is there something going on at the moment?
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Level 65
Dec 2, 2023
If it's only on one user's quizzes, you were probably blocked.
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Level 59
Dec 14, 2023
Thanks, that appears to have been the case.
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Level 59
Dec 7, 2023
Christmas Jeppy!
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Level 61
Dec 11, 2023
Are you guys changing the name of the COTW? it just appeared in my search bar as "Name All 196 Countries"
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Level 68
Dec 12, 2023
No, we have "search aliases", meaning if someone types in something different they can still find the big quizzes
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Level 61
Dec 12, 2023
oh, I typed 'countries' into the search, and the quiz I saw was labelled 'Name All 196 Countries', when I clicked on it, it was the COTW.
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Level 60
Dec 12, 2023
this might be a stretch but i'd like it, for map quizzes, to show like the timelapse of the regions turning green

again, don't know if it'll be possible, but it would be cool

more detail: when you finish an svg quiz, an option appears that says "show timelapse" and you can watch as all the regions get filled in very quickly, and maybe you could adjust the speed and use a slider to pick a specific time and screenshot (this is for sure a stretch)

repost because i would like an answer :(

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Level 68
Dec 12, 2023
Sorry this isn't happening. While technically plausible, it would only be used by the most advanced jetpunkers and it seems a lot of woro just for that.
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Level 71
Dec 13, 2023
Whoa is the "Check Out These Other Quizzes" thing at the bottom of a quiz new or did I just never realize it?
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Level 71
Dec 13, 2023
Okay now they just added the "More quizzes by ____" I think it's pretty cool.
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Level 61
Dec 13, 2023
Photo icons are new for that. lovin it
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Level 59
Dec 14, 2023
I like the new bottom bars. Is there any way to choose what quizzes show up (or which don't) under Check Out... for my quizzes?
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Level 61
Dec 15, 2023
Was wondering the same thing...some of my older quizzes are a bit cringe
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Level 70
Dec 17, 2023
If you really don't want an old quiz to show up, you can always remove the thumbnail on that quiz. It seems to draw a random selection from your quizzes, as long as you put thumbnails on them.
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Level 59
Dec 17, 2023
Or just delete the quiz.
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Level 59
Dec 19, 2023
I don't want to delete quizzes because some of them are fine, just a bit niche and generally not representative of my overall quizzes.
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Level 59
Dec 19, 2023
Did the UI on the right change? It feels more modern.
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Level 71
Dec 20, 2023
Yeah I just saw that, I think so.
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Level 70
Dec 20, 2023
This new version of the navigation menu on the right is perfect, especially the "Series" frame with "View All" and "Next Quiz" which is a very good mordenization of the previous menu. I much prefer this idea than the thumbnails attempt of the last days!
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Level 65
Dec 21, 2023
My opinion, but I think it would look better if the titles of the UI boxes were centered.
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Level 58
Dec 21, 2023
Idea: Increase the minimum char requirement on blogs to 1000
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Level 58
Dec 22, 2023
Idea: Maximum of 5 blogs per 30 day period per user
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Level 68
Dec 23, 2023
Both are incredibly limiting and unnecessarily restrictive.
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Level 31
Dec 26, 2023
How to change name?
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Level 71
Dec 26, 2023
Just go to "Your Account" in the top right and then click "Screen Name".
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Level 71
Dec 26, 2023
Well I submitted the comment and then your username changed so I guess you figured it out.
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Level 71
Jan 1, 2024
Word of the day?
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Level 80
Jan 1, 2024
I kind of like it! Pretty interesting addition.
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Level 61
Jan 3, 2024
@DictatorTal my thoughts were originally closer to ItzIngenious but now I too find myself enjoying this!
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Level 59
Jan 1, 2024
Was this added or is it a suggestion? If the ladder, I think it would be rather dull and unnecessary.
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Level 65
Jan 1, 2024
It was already added. I don't get what you mean by dull and unnecessary, though—the whole point of JetPunk is to learn.
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Level 59
Jan 1, 2024
It is actually quite cool now that I’m first seeing it. In my mind I didn’t imagine it would have the definition and an example, but I’m not sure what else I expected.
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Level 62
Jan 1, 2024
"Ladder"? Oh dear. I have a suggestion for tomorrow's word of the day...
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Level 59
Jan 1, 2024
Ah, that would appear to be my mistake….
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Level 71
Jan 2, 2024
I see what you mean by dull and unnecessary.
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Level 61
Jan 5, 2024
She had been lachrymose ever since her boyfriend fell into a vat of acid and died? that's today's definition and it's not very *dull*
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Level 71
Jan 5, 2024
No I mean "ladder" would be dull and unnecessary. Is there a unique word archive or something, because I want to use some of them but I feel like I'll just forget?
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Level 54
Jan 4, 2024
Really loved the 'word of day' thing.

Suggestion: You might add dictionary pronunciation.

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Level 59
Jan 7, 2024
It would be cool if stats showed for each option on multiple-choice quizzes. After completing a multiple-choice quiz, the % that chose each option could appear in the corner of the option.
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Level 68
Jan 10, 2024
This is planned for the future, but difficult as means 3x as much data stored for multiple choice!
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Level 58
Jan 8, 2024
Idea: Search and replace feature in the blog editor
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Level 68
Jan 10, 2024
Maybe, but it's complicated because it would interfere with the browser's ctrl+f
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Level 21
Jan 10, 2024
what is the clipboard?
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Level 68
Jan 10, 2024
The clipboard is where stuff you have copied is. It's a function on every computing device to allow you to paste the data somewhere else (with ctrl+v on computers or holding/double tapping on phones to paste)
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Level 50
Jan 10, 2024
Could you add a feature that allows users to generate polls and surveys with multiple choice, checkbox, answer input, and other types of questions? Some people have requested that on my "What Should We Add to JetPunk?" blog asking users what features they would want to see on the site, and I strongly agree with that.
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Level 68
Jan 10, 2024
This has been suggested in the past, and unfortunately it's a big undertaking that's simply not worth it for the result, as much like blogs, it'll end up with probably less than 100 votes in every poll.
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Level 61
Jan 13, 2024
Woke up this morning with a new idea for the quiz editor. The ability to merge cells in a picture quiz, so one picture was connected with three answers, much like having one hint connected to three answers on a text quiz. Not sure if this is doable but now I can't shake the idea and just think it would be a great addition
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Level 68
Jan 14, 2024
This has already been suggested and is on the todo list for the future, but it's not as easy as it sounds, so hasn't been done yet.
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Level 61
Jan 25, 2024
Wow! guess it wasn't an original idea...

Speaking (typing?) of unoriginal ideas, I am fully onboard with adding a scheduler to the blog editor, similar to the one on the quiz editor. I know y'all are busy, and that that idea has been suggested many times before, but...well, I'm putting in my oar on the topic.

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Level 58
Jan 18, 2024
Idea!!

Unequal point on multi choice or even ithers.

You can set one of the questions to be worth 6 or however many points, so getting it wrong would be 19/25 instead of 19/20

Getting a different one wrong but that would be 24/25 instead of 19/20. I can reexplain if need be

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Level 68
Jan 18, 2024
I understand the premise, and it may have use elsewhere (like the "save the world" type quizzes), but I don't see the point or benefit in adding that to Multiple Choice
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Level 58
Jan 20, 2024
I used multiple choice because multiple choice tests irl are most likely to have differing points by each question
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Level 71
Jan 22, 2024
In the word of the day example sentence, the entire sentence following the word of the day is in bold.
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Level 68
Jan 22, 2024
Fixed thanks
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Level 60
Jan 23, 2024
Is it plausible to increase maximum quiz time to 90 minutes, like you did on your counties quiz? I think that with how many big quizzes Me, Vicky, Jiaozira, and other people are making, I would definitely use it.
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Level 68
Jan 23, 2024
No. Quiz times over 60 minutes are only available for select quizzes, because there is too much load on the server already and increasing the maximum quiz time would only amplify this problem.
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Level 60
Jan 23, 2024
:(
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Level 50
Jan 24, 2024
In this quiz, the flag SVG isn't loading, only the outline of the US map is. I tried refreshing several times and switching from dark to white theme. Didn't work. Anyone know why?
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Level 68
Jan 24, 2024
Works for me. The images are sourced from wikimedia on the fly, so if your school has that website blocked then it won't work for you. Example
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Level 71
Jan 25, 2024
Yeah, it's working for me. I did have a nightmare once where they blocked JetPunk.
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Level 60
Jan 26, 2024
Could "mt" be an automatic type-in for "Mount" or is that too difficult
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Level 58
Jan 28, 2024
it usually is isnt it?
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Level 60
Jan 29, 2024
nope sadly
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Level 58
Jan 29, 2024
then on that pattern maybe also, st for saint, ft for fort, and pt for port
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Level 60
Jan 30, 2024
ST is accepted tho
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Level 71
Jan 31, 2024
I think ft and pt are usually accepted, at least on us cities quizzes.
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Level 71
Jan 27, 2024
Is the word of the day underlined now? Also, will there be an archive of the word of the days at some point?
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Level 59
Jan 27, 2024
I’m positively sure I collaborated a blog with another user, yet he claims he didn’t get it. Is this a glitch on JetPunk’s end?
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Level 68
Jan 27, 2024
He definitely got it, I checked his account and he can see your blog collaborated on the create blog page. He also has his own different version of the same blog though, so don't know what's going with that, but no glitch on JetPunk.
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Level 59
Jan 27, 2024
Ohhh, maybe he didn’t count the blog I shared as the blog my tribe submitted.
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Level 80
Jan 30, 2024
Ooh, new Africa badge! Very cool, I really like the look of it. Great addition!
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Level 61
Jan 31, 2024
Beat me to it Dictator! I'll begin work immediately
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Level 61
Jan 31, 2024
Hmm, I just got an ad for JP Premium...makes me want to buy it.

self-advertising apparently works quite well

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Level 68
Feb 1, 2024
it's a new thing we're trying when ads don't show correctly
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Level 58
Jan 31, 2024
NEW BADGE?!?!?

Btw when were the dates of all of these badges?

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Level 68
Feb 1, 2024
No idea, we don't have a record. But all other badges are at least 4 years old
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Level 58
Feb 3, 2024
Sad..I was going to chart it.

Is this a sign of new badges to come? Maybe russia badge, india badge, spanish badge, english/word badge, rome, latin &c...

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Level 60
Feb 2, 2024
Is it possible to be able to edit type-ins of picture answers without the pictures or would that be too hard
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Level 68
Feb 3, 2024
I don't really understand the question. You edit typeins for picture quizzes just like text quizzes?
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Level 60
Feb 7, 2024
I know but you cant edit the type ins if there are no pictures in the answer
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Level 68
Feb 7, 2024
Oh I see, well without a picture the answers don't really exist (and don't show in preview for example). But I can see what can be done.
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Level 64
Feb 9, 2024
Am I right in saying that some users now have a "translation" badge next to their premium badge? How does one go about getting one?
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Level 68
Feb 9, 2024
These are only for users who have worked with us to translate the site into featured languages, and are verified in fluency for both their language and English. It is not something people will be able to get.

It's main purpose was so that users in those languages can see when a comment is made, or a quiz was made, that it was made by an official translator.

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Level 58
Feb 12, 2024
Can mobile users not add/remove blocks/rows/columns or merge cells?
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Level 68
Feb 12, 2024
Yes you can. It's all done inside the settings cog at the top. This opens up to show the full options of the standard right side menu
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Level 58
Feb 13, 2024
tysm!
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Level 50
Feb 18, 2024
Could we please have a way to bookmark quizzes to come back to them later if we're busy? I know most browsers have some way to do that, but it would be easier (for users) to just do it through the site.
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Level 68
Feb 18, 2024
You could do this by ratings, but yes some format of quiz playlists has been requested many times now so will happen at some point.
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Level 50
Feb 22, 2024
Can we have a way to schedule a blog to post in the future like we do for quizzes?
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Level 68
Feb 22, 2024
This is planned for the future but is not yet being worked on
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Level 61
Feb 24, 2024
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