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.
July 2021
July 3rd

Users can now create their own JetPunk Charts. Just go to the main create page and then click "Create Chart".

June 2021
June 30th

You can now see all your friends' scores for Geography Snap! Simply click the link on the right-hand side of the Snap page, or go direct here: Geography Snap - Friends Stats

June 21st

If you are sick of getting friend requests, you can now disable social features on your account.

June 13th

Premium users can now compare two quizzes at once using the new "compare" report in Quiz Analytics.

June 12th

On each map quiz's stats page, you can now display Your % on the map instead of the quiz's % as a whole. Example here

Also, on a user's page you can now filter quizzes by rating.

June 11th

Because of too many repetitive quizzes, we will now be featuring quizzes from further down the list of nominated quizzes.

The quiz with the most nominations will still be featured each week, but any additional featured quizzes will be chosen based on CREATIVITY.

June 5th

When editing images on desktop, you can now fix a specific aspect ratio to ensure the image is always the proportions you want (e.g. Square).

May 2021
May 23rd

Randomized questions are now possible in Tile Select quizzes, however due to limitations of the stats system, you must have the same number of tiles in each question for this to be possible. Also, Tile Select quizzes can now have up to 100 questions instead of just 20.

You can also now change the question of Tile Select using left/right arrow keys or tab / shift+tab.

May 16th

Minor improvements to groups, including the the owner being able to delete a group and edit its name and description. Also the ability to jump to a comment from the User Notifications page.

We have also added graphs to Friend Stats pages, similar to those within Quiz Stats

May 1st

After some issues were brought up with the new "type in cells" of Step 2 in Text Quizzes, we have now changed this again to a different system. We believe this new system is much more reliable, with far fewer problems. The downside? You can no longer edit HTML directly, and so to do this use the new "Edit HTML" button.

A small downside for a small number of users, largely outweighed by the massive benefits in stability of the changes. Most of the changes were backend, so most users likely won't notice them.

This means to add <br> tags, you can just simply click enter in the cell!

April 2021
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Level 51
May 19, 2021
Is it just me or is there now more whitespace in between the Start Quiz button and the svg of quizzes?
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Level 52
May 19, 2021
I noticed that too.
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Level 68
May 20, 2021
QM made a few changes to stop quizzes jumping around when the start button is pressed.
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Level 59
May 21, 2021
Yes! That always irritated me.
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Level 54
May 20, 2021
Could you add an option to download an svg onto the dot placer to make it easier for me to add dots to maps that aren't already on there? You can obviously already download maps, so an upload option would help me out greatly.
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Level 54
May 20, 2021
Sorry, I just realized it may be difficult to do this because there is no way of knowing where to place dots (because the longitude and latitude won't be the same on every map due to different map sizes etc.). If you still can do it then thank you, but if you can't I understand completely.
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Level 68
May 20, 2021
Yep you're exactly right. I've explained in comments far above here that this is impossible to do without the user also providing parameters on the map's projection, scale on both axes as well as its translation from the origin.

Each of the current maps took about an hour to correctly tweak and configure to get working correctly, so I can confidently say nobody knows that information about their prospective map.

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Level 52
May 20, 2021
Why is a custom dot placer so different from the "Show Missing Countries" feature?
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Level 68
May 20, 2021
Because people will expect to be able to use latitude and longitude coordinates which are meaningless without parameters of the underlying map.

A "dot placer" which is just using pixels, like "show missing countries" is possible but would need to be something different to distinguish it from the latitude / longitude input.

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Level 29
May 20, 2021
Create a private blog, allow that you post more privates, until you post a public one? If you don't know what I mean, I'm saying about the Italian version of the SVG Guide, by Crem
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Level 68
May 20, 2021
This could very easily be abused by just publishing 10 all private and then changing them to be public.
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Level 29
May 20, 2021
So, isn't possible?
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Level 68
May 20, 2021
It is possible to do, but would easily create a loophole. Meaning people could then publish public blogs by publishing as private first, then changing the visibility to "public". This means people would be able to post more than 1 per day.

So no, it can't happen.

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Level 29
May 21, 2021
I’m not asking for suggestion. I was asking if was possible, as Crem did with SVG Guide. But thanks answering.
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Level 68
May 21, 2021
But if you look on Crem's blog page here you see each were posted on a different day.
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Level 29
May 21, 2021
Oh, it’s because all of the were updated at April 20th, maybe for Update the links. Sorry for the confusion though... ;-;
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Level 54
May 23, 2021
There are so many errors in this blog including the second quick link don't work. And many others
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Level 68
May 23, 2021
1) you didn't need to comment this 4 times

2) That's not quicklinks that's people using custom html, it's not my responsibility to fix their errors.

3) complain to the blog maker not me

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Level 54
May 23, 2021
sorry, it was cuz of slow internet. Sorry again, i thought it is cuz of some fault in html by u or qm
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Level 51
May 23, 2021
For some reason I am not able to find this quiz. I do not understand, I submitted it twice so far, and both times after a few days I can't find them when I search them up. I have checked to see if it is a copy, and I can't find any quiz like it. Do you know what is wrong Stewart?
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Level 68
May 23, 2021
This is nothing to do with your quiz, and is only because of how searching works on JetPunk.

The search bar has a maximum limit of how many quizzes it shows, based on the first 3 letters typed in. So for really common starting words, the results will only show the most taken not all of them. E.g. "Countries Nauru" shows different results to "Nauru Countries" because there's far fewer quizzes matching "NAU" than that match "COU".

It has to be done this way because of the hundred thousand quizzes on JetPunk, so sometimes searching with the rarer word first is more effective.

This is where your quiz is struggling, because all the words in your quiz are popular search terms, or rather are words used in thousands of quizzes, so it becomes more difficult to find until it gets more takes.

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Level 51
May 23, 2021
Then why could I find it a few days ago when I looked it up?
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Level 68
May 23, 2021
I don't know, you said you resubmitted it so there's no way for me to know.
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Level 36
May 23, 2021
A little error I noticed when choosing the countries that I had been to: It still has Swaziland and not Eswatini (the updated name). Thanks.
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Level 68
May 24, 2021
This has been fixed, thanks
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Level 36
Jun 1, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 59
May 24, 2021
I like the update where we can see quizmaker ranks near us.
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Level 51
May 24, 2021
When you go to "More" and tap on About Us it says "Since 2008, JetPunk users have taken over 290 million quizzes on our site." You might want to update the "290 million quizzes" to 417 million or something like that.
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Level 68
May 24, 2021
I can update that, yes. I'll do it tonight
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Level 51
May 24, 2021
Cool.
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Level 51
May 24, 2021
Sorry Stewart, I accidentally reported one of your comments on a quiz. I was trying to reply, and wasn't really thinking what I was doing. I don't know whether you can see that or not, but if you can, sorry.
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Level 68
May 24, 2021
No worries
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Level 51
May 25, 2021
Why is there no level 37 in the Italian levels?
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Level 68
May 25, 2021
It only shows levels people are currently at. Nobody is currently level 37 in italian
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Level 51
May 25, 2021
I see.
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Level 29
May 25, 2021
Are more tools planned on JetPunk, or just the Dot Placer? Because have a screen of tools saying "Place Dots on a Map" is a little bit cringe and unnecessary
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Level 55
May 25, 2021
Unnecessary how?
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Level 29
May 25, 2021
It’s because is basically a blank screen with an hyperlink of Dot Placer
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Level 68
May 25, 2021
There used to be others if I recall, but none of them were actually JetPunk's own tools. As of now, no other tools are planned.
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Level 29
May 25, 2021
Oh
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Level 59
May 25, 2021
I have noticed a glitch from the start of the blog update where the text component links don't actually do anything 80% of the time when I hit "Add". I always check the URL multiple times.

Edit: I figured out the problem. Because the rest of the blog is sensitive to whatever you do on the link adder, whenever I click on "Enter URL..." it always deselects my component and therefore when I click "Add", there is nothing for the link to go to.

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Level 68
May 25, 2021
The deselection is known, we save the current selection so we can input the link back in to the last saved location before you clicked the link button.

I spent a lot of time getting this working and it still does for me, so I need more information on how it happens for you. Including Browser, Operating System and what you do to get the issue.

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Level 59
May 25, 2021
I use Google Chrome, a Chromebook, and I was trying to put a link inside a text component in split view. Every time I hit "Enter URL...", it deselected the component. During past times, this had happened to me until for some reason I didn't capitalize letters in the text part of the link, but this time that didn't work. The only thing that worked for me this time was taking the text component out of split view, inserting the link, and putting it back in. Still however, during past times I was never in split view.
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Level 68
Jun 20, 2021
I think I figured this out, when you lose focus on the text component we do some trimming of excess whitespace. So if you did a space at the end, then clicked the link, the original location stored to add back the link no longer exists because we trimmed the space. Hopefully this should be fixed now.
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Level 59
May 27, 2021
You should remove the ability to spotlight your own quiz. In my opinion, it ruins it.
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Level 68
May 27, 2021
To quote QM on this:

"Nobody knows which quiz is your best quiz better than you yourself"

So it is entirely intentional, and completely up to the user whether they want to spotlight their own quiz or do it for other people.

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Level 52
May 27, 2021
It's like nominating one of your own quizzes — if you believe it deserves a spotlight, then go for it.
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Level 51
May 29, 2021
Will it ever be possible to collaborate blogs with other users?
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Level 68
May 29, 2021
It is already possible. Once a blog is saved the collaboration button appears on the bottom-right of Step 1...
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Level 51
May 30, 2021
Ok, thanks! I mustn't have been looking hard enough.
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Level 29
Jun 1, 2021
I dunno if this is new or old, but I loved the fact that now you can search trough the Top Takes Page! Now I can see users are with takes in my level! Thanks for it Stewart/Quizmaster!
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Level 68
Jun 1, 2021
This was me, I secretly added it a week ago :)
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Level 29
Jun 2, 2021
Thanks Stewart!
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Level 50
Jun 3, 2021
Thank you Stewart! I found out right above my rank it is a 5 way tie! Give me 2 takes, and I'll be above them!
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Level 51
Jun 2, 2021
Nice, I really like it!
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Level 51
Jun 2, 2021
I am making a map of "biggest cities in Queensland Australia",

I have put the cities on a "map of oceana"using dot placer. I have got the map now on inkscape. How do I put the cities on to a map of Queensland in the same place?

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Level 68
Jun 2, 2021
Surely if they're on the map of Oceania already, then they're already on a map pf Queensland? You just need to add the borders of australia, right?

If that's what you want, I'd recommend getting an image of queensland's border in Australia, then tracing the border to add a version of it to the map.

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Level 51
Jun 2, 2021
I'm sorry, I didn't explain properly. I don't know how to make borders properly on inkscapes. I don't think I could accurately draw it and I don't know coding. Could you give me an idea of how to do it?
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Level 68
Jun 2, 2021
I see now.

So essentially you will need to draw the borders by hand using the "bezier / curve" tool, as shown in the SVG Guide. This allows you to draw straight lines, and continue into shapes.

First, get an image from Google Maps or otherwise of the Queensland borders and paste the image into Inkscape, then in the "Fill and Stroke" options, set opacity to something like 50%.

You then need to align the image onto Australia's path in the SVG, this is done by hand by moving, rotating and resizing the image itself (not the SVG!) so that its edges match those of the SVG. After that simply draw on top using the tool, tracing the borders shown in the image.

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Level 51
Jun 2, 2021
Ok
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Level 29
Jun 2, 2021
I dunno how to use Inkscape. In Boxy SVG, you need to put the map of Dot Placer. After, search for a map of Queensland, or at least a map with the states of Australia and paste in the exact (not to much exact) position and dimension of the other. Try a map of JetPunk, or a amCharts one. Click on a state, go to arrangement panel, and click on “back”. Do the same with the others, and delete the Dot Placer one. You can remove the other states if you want.

I think Boxy SVG better to use, is used by ThatOneGuy25. On Inkscape, I dunno how. But if you want to try Boxy, you can follow this instructions.

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Level 29
Jun 2, 2021
The problem of Boxy, is that you can’t save the SVG, or export it, or you need to pay the premium. You can easily break it copying the elements of the SVG at “Elements”, and pasting in NotePad. Idk if this happen if you, but if does, remove the part . Just upload the file of NotePad there and your SVG appears there
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Level 51
Jun 2, 2021
Thank u!
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Level 29
Jun 3, 2021
Ops, and the part is <!doctype html>
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Level 29
Jun 2, 2021
How many spotlights you need for have a quiz spotlighted? Just curiosity.
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Level 68
Jun 2, 2021
A quiz is spotlighted on the front page after one person decides it should be spotlighted.

Each user, when granted a spotlight to give, can only give this to one quiz. The person who created the quiz that gets spotlighted is unaffected.

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Level 51
Jun 2, 2021
I have made the map now, and when I put it into a "click map quiz" the map is to far away from the selector. How do I move the map closer?
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Level 68
Jun 2, 2021
This will be that the "page" of the svg file is too large. When in Inkscape, you should be able to see the page outline, which is all the svg you will see when uploading. This page should be resized to fit the paths and shapes, without excess. To do this, first move all paths at once (ctrl+a to select all) so it aligns with the top-left corner. Then go to File > Document Properties, edit the width and height of the document so that it fits the paths better.
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Level 51
Jun 2, 2021
Something weird is happening when I preview the quiz, there are a bunch of blue circles on the right. I have collaborated the quiz to you.

Could you have a look at it for me please?

I have to get off my computer now because it is late, so you won't be able to communicate with me until tomorrow.

I have requested you join a private group so that you can communicate, now and in the future hopefully.

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Level 54
Jun 3, 2021
is chance of getting spotlight for a man on level 80 is equals to a man on level 50?

I mean are they choosed completely random or the higher level the more chances?

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Level ∞
Jun 3, 2021
Higher = more
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Level 52
Jun 3, 2021
So do users at level ∞ get unlimited spotlights?
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Level 68
Jun 3, 2021
Well if you go to QM's profile you'll see he's actually only level 59 in English! You've been fooled!
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Level 54
Jun 4, 2021
Oh, Thanks QM
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Level 71
Jun 4, 2021
Just a quick question, but how long does it take for a quiz marked with "recently spotlighted" (next to Nominate(d)) to appear in the user spotlight on the front page?
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Level 68
Jun 4, 2021
Usually after being spotlighted it takes 4-5 days to show on the front page. It will then be visible in "Recent Spotlights" for 2 weeks, then continues to have the "Recently Spotlighted" button for 60 days after being on the front page, and then becomes spotlightable again.
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Level 71
Jun 4, 2021
Thanks Stewart!
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Level 55
Jun 4, 2021
You think it would be possible to make a world map with time zones or latitude/longitude lines?

I'm not the best with SVG's so if its too complicated whoever can use this idea.

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Level 51
Jun 4, 2021
2 Things: 1. When you're blocked or hidden, after you submit your comment, it says 'Comment will Appear Pending Moderation' even though it never will. 2. I've seen comments jumping around for a while now, like a comment suddenly coming before another (I can give you examples if you want)
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Level 68
Jun 4, 2021
These are all related to moderation.

(1) is entirely intentional as it's "nicer" than telling a user they've been blocked.

(2) happens when a comment is posted and requires moderation (e.g. from a new user) and then another comment gets posted after that but from an old user. Then the new user's comment will suddenly appear after being moderated. There's no way around this

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Level 54
Jun 5, 2021
Yeah I know, I said this to IAB but he thought that I am wrong! :(
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Level 52
Jun 5, 2021
When I click on the "SVG Options" button in the quiz editor, it just shows me a blank screen.
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Level 68
Jun 5, 2021
Whoops! This has been fixed now, thanks
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Level 52
Jun 5, 2021
Also, I really like the auto-proportions. I've spent way too much time trying to shape my thumbnail into a perfect square.
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Level 68
Jun 5, 2021
Thanks! Someone suggested it not too long ago and thought I'd try it today. It took a lot of work to get it working, as it turns out doing that is a very complicated thing! But I'm pleased with how it turned out :)
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Level 29
Jun 5, 2021
Glad with the new feature! Is a little bit better, since in Mobile we can now at least see the image chosen. Thanks for the update Quizmaster/Stewart (I hate say one of them, because may look stupid of my part ;-;)!

The ironic, is that my mom’s birthday is today, and despite she also, who received the gift was me, and all the JetPunkers with this update lol

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Level 29
Jun 5, 2021
You’re saying about Desktop, but in Mobile is also possible, at least for me :)
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Level 52
Jun 5, 2021
Recently, I've been seeing some lines disappear in quizzes when you type an answers in (example). Also vise-versa in the quiz editor, where stray lines appear after you delete a column or row (example).
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Level 68
Jun 5, 2021
I'm 90% sure these are browser-specific rendering issues, since I've never been able to reproduce them... Do you use JetPunk on the default screen resolution and on 100% browser zoom?
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Level 52
Jun 6, 2021
Yes.

However it seems to be gone now, at least on quiz pages. It still appears in the preview section, thought it's not much of a bother. Maybe it was related to what KingEureka was experiencing.

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Level 68
Jun 6, 2021
Oh I'm glad to hear they're mostly gone then!
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Level 61
Jun 6, 2021
I don't know whether it's a feature or a bug, but on all lists (New and Reset Quizzes, Recent User Quizzes , Your Live Quizzes etc), I see a thick border line after every 4 rows.
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Level 68
Jun 6, 2021
More table rendering issues I can't reproduce... OS, Browser and version please.

And does this happen on other websites?

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Level 61
Jun 6, 2021
Google Chrome (91.0.4472.77 , 64 bit) on windows 10. It seems like it is a chrome only issue, it doesn't appear on Edge. Also it doesn't happen on any other website.
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Level 68
Jun 6, 2021
Thank you, I'll take a look
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Level 68
Jun 6, 2021
I tried a small change, any difference?
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Level 61
Jun 6, 2021
Nope, it's still the same.
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Level 68
Jun 6, 2021
Are you at 100% zoom on JetPunk or something different?
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Level 61
Jun 6, 2021
Yup, it's at 100%
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Level 68
Jun 6, 2021
Okay I know why this happens now. It should be fixed on all non-quiz pages. I can't fix it on quiz pages due to custom styles causing problems.
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Level 61
Jun 7, 2021
It's fixed. Thanks!
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Level 52
Jun 6, 2021
It seems that the table in the post-quiz stats can't be sorted anymore.
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Level 68
Jun 6, 2021
Thanks! This has been fixed now
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Level 51
Jun 7, 2021
I've always wondered why you just don't put the !important attribute to the fundamentals of the page.
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Level 68
Jun 8, 2021
Because it's bad practice. If you put !important on everything then you run into problems when you have css that you want to be overridden, because you can't easily override an !important style.
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Level 51
Jun 8, 2021
When I go into my quizzes and filter my quizzes by languages, some of the languages don't have a border line at the bottom.
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Level 68
Jun 8, 2021
Damn! I know why that's happening, I'll fix it, thanks
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Level 51
Jun 8, 2021
👍
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Level 59
Jun 8, 2021
Did something happen? Is a big update being worked on? Why is only one nomination feature coming in each week?
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Level 29
Jun 11, 2021
I'm still trying to understand. I think your quiz should be featured soon as possible.
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Level 55
Jun 11, 2021
It's because of the new update.
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Level 29
Jun 11, 2021
I know, but why this update was made? I want to understand more
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Level 59
Jun 11, 2021
The update has driven all my enthusiasm out of nominating quizzes, and I'm sure many others. Three features at the top would be acceptable.
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Level 68
Jun 11, 2021
This update has happened because we've got many complaints about the quizzes being featured from nominations. The complaints are because they're "all geography" and "too difficult", which is true. The problem stems from the fact that the only users nominating quizzes are a very very small select group of diehard JetPunkers, and not the general audience of JetPunk, which heavily skews which quizzes do and do not get featured from nominations.

It only ever used to be one quiz a week, so the fact you're getting more from further down that are creative is a privilege not a right.

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Level 55
Jun 25, 2021
I agree. Nowadays, the diehard Jetpunk communities' criterion for a feature is always, country or city-related, with an SVG, despite the fact that there are many good quizzes that don't appeal to the general Jetpunk community criteria.
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Level 29
Jun 11, 2021
So, I like the fact about creative quizzes, but these creative ones, will be presented just if they are at top nominated? Also, I don't think that a duplicate would have so much nominations. I wanna understand more the purpose of the update.
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Level 67
Jun 11, 2021
I was thinking maybe QM is referring to how a lot of the nominated quizzes tend to be very similar. E.g., "All Modern Day Countries Controlled by _______" I've been getting sick of seeing so many of those.
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Level 68
Jun 11, 2021
Yes exactly right, so many quizzes are "Countries in x in year y with condition z" and it's just getting boring and repetitive.
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Level 29
Jun 11, 2021
Ok, now I understand. But these “creative quizzes” can be featured just if they are the top nominated?
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Level 68
Jun 11, 2021
No you have misunderstood. The top quiz each week will be featured regardless of topic. Then additionally on top of that we will feature quizzes we like and are creative that are not at the top. Essentially featuring them early. These featured are still by nominations but don't have to be at the top, they're just extra.
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Level 29
Jun 11, 2021
Oh, now I got it. I have a chance of feature now, despite this isn't super important. Thanks for explaining!
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Level 42
Jun 11, 2021
This is exactly what the nomination feature should've been, a non-binding way to bring quizzes to QM's and Stewart's attention, so they can select the best quizzes from the most nominated
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Level 67
Jun 11, 2021
Yes! I don't think this should be a reason to stop nominating.
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Level 51
Jun 19, 2021
Stewart, could you make it possible to see which quizzes are collaborated without going into them? Often I want to make sure that quizzes that people have already helped me on have been uncollaborated. And it is kinda annoying to have to go into a bunch of quizzes that have been collaborated and check if they are uncollaborated. It would take less time especially for people that collaborate frequently.

If you could make this possible I would really appreciate it:)

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Level 68
Jun 19, 2021
I'll take a look into it
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Level 51
Jun 20, 2021
Cool.
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Level 68
Jun 20, 2021
This is done now, you can use the filter "collabed"
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Level 51
Jun 20, 2021
Thanks Stewart!
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Level 55
Jun 19, 2021
If it is possible, can someone collaborate with me to fix my 'Overseas Territories of the World Quiz'? I want to try and change namely two things:

1. Highlight the entire landmass in question, namely the larger, noticable island ones (greenland, puerto rico ect), and when it is guessed have the landmass turn green instead of staying the same color

2. Make disputed territories a different color, and turn them green when guessed.

I'm bad at following directions, but if you don't want to collab I can try and follow them too.

This quiz is one of my only quizzes that I really have enjoyed making, so I want to improve it as much as possible.

Thanks in advance!

The quiz

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Level 51
Jun 23, 2021
Stewart, could you make it possible for users to see the total amount of quiz takes for each language? So that when users filter by language they can see the total amount of takes for that language? If you could that would be nice.
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Level 68
Jun 23, 2021
Yes I think that should be doable
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Level 51
Jun 23, 2021
Ok, thanks!
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Level 68
Jun 23, 2021
This is added now, the total quizzes and the takes update in the summary box when a language filter is selected. It does not calculate this from the table, it is precalculated on page-load, which means additional filtering by searching on the table won't change the number.
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Level 51
Jun 24, 2021
Ok, cool.
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Level 29
Jun 24, 2021
I'd like to know if there is a specific why of the ability of see quizzes analytics, or add tags to quizzes needs the Premium. Just curiosity.
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Level 68
Jun 24, 2021
Premium was originally created as purely a way to remove adverts from JetPunk, but then we felt that by purchasing Premium, we should offer those users something more. Since tags can be easily abused, for example putting a high-traffic tag like "Logo" on a quiz completely unrelated, it made sense to restrict this to Premium.

For analytics, this was done because Quiz Analytics is a costly part of JetPunk, storing how many takes every quiz you own got every day for the last 5 years. This is a big cost to store all this information, so it made sense to also put this under Premium as well.

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Level 29
Jun 24, 2021
Make sense. Thank you!
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Level 29
Jun 25, 2021
I found a bug. When I want to edit a blog, save alterations, and resubmit, it says that I’m trying to submit a new post, and say me I can’t resubmit in the limit of 24 hours. Curiously, I fixed a thing on the blog a few hours ago, and it worked. Now, it doesn’t.
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Level 68
Jun 25, 2021
I'll take a look, maybe it's getting confused with resubmissions
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Level 68
Jun 25, 2021
Can you let me know which blog you were trying to edit? I can't get the same bug as you
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Level 29
Jun 26, 2021
Now I resubmitted, and it worked. I sincerely don’t know what happened. I was just trying to edit a word at the blurb.
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Level 36
Jul 2, 2021
Hello Stewart. Can you tell me which class I have to delete on Inkscape to stop JetPunk from automatically turning my greyed-out countries back to blue/yellow.
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Level 36
Jul 2, 2021
Okay, I figured it out, but when I did it, it deleted the borders too. How can delete the class without deleting the border?
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Level 68
Jul 2, 2021
There are multiple classes, each are separated by a space. You want to keep the "border" class, this makes things look nice when zoomed in and gives it a border. "country" gives it the yellow colour. So from France's "border country fr", this is 3 separate classes, and you want it to be "border fr".

This is all explained in detail in JetPunk's SVG Guide

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Level 36
Jul 3, 2021
Ok, thank you. But how do I only take away the "country" part of it? Every time I do this, it just comes back when I click off it.
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Level 54
Jul 3, 2021
click set after editting it
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Level 36
Jul 4, 2021
Thank you!
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Level 51
Jul 3, 2021
Do you think you could make a page that shows the users with the most featured quizzes? I know that most of the users with the most featured are in the top 200 list, but for users like marquez100 with 120 featured but only at quizmaker rank 312. Do you think you would be able to do that? Maybe the top 250/300?
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Level 68
Jul 4, 2021
Probably not. You can easily gather this information by sorting by features on each of the A - Z pages, and combining it together. By having a specific page it would promote elitism which we don't want to do.
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Level 51
Jul 9, 2021
Ok, but what is the difference between showing the users with the most takes and showing users with the most features? (Not trying to argue, just wondering.)
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Level 68
Jul 9, 2021
Ideally we would have neither. However, so many people would complain about not having a rankings page, so we had to choose one to put in. And since features are arbitrary, it only makes sense to show the top taken users since this is more aligned with actual "success".
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Level 51
Jul 9, 2021
I understand, yep, that makes sense OK.
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Level 52
Jul 4, 2021
Could a page for recent user charts be created, similar to blogs and quizzes?
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Level 29
Jul 4, 2021
Yeah, I think it would be useful. I didn’t try a chart right now, but it looks they’re unlisted, and seems that can only be seen if you go to a user page.
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Level 68
Jul 4, 2021
This won't be happening for now. There are far too many complaints and political dramas on the recent user blogs page with "spam" warnings and more. To avoid this we didn't create a recent charts page.

You're more than welcome to advertise your charts on other websites, in fact we highly encourage you to do so!

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Level 29
Jul 4, 2021
AM I DREAMING!? CREATE CHARTS! That’s amazing! I think I can use it a lot. We don’t need Excel anymore. Thanks QM/Stewart!
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Level 29
Jul 4, 2021
Stewart, I did a chart, and it seems totally broken. It don’t let me show image attribution (thumbnail), my chart is always loading, and the chart data aren’t visible because the chart still loads. Is it a processing bug, or did I something wrong? Curiously, I also did another chart about two hours before this one, and it worked, but I basically copied from a featured one from Quizmaster for see how it works.

Population Comparison: Salvador VS. Recife

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Level 29
Jul 4, 2021
Also, when I’m clicking on a line of a chart, it doesn’t show me the exact data of the point I’m clicking. For example, in a “population through the years” chart, if I click in a point of the line, it should show me the population of that year in a place. It just don’t show me nothing. Idk if this happen just in Mobile, because I didn’t try on Desktop since the release of this feature.
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Level 68
Jul 4, 2021
I think it was a weird mismatch between what was live and what was pending approval.

For the line clicking, it only shows data that exists. So clicking on a line between two points should show nothing. But clicking on the corner points where data has been entered should show the data. Not sure about mobile.

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Level 29
Jul 4, 2021
I think that this point thing happens only in Mobile. I'm now at desktop, and it worked. Thanks for fixing Stewart!
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Level 55
Jul 5, 2021
I love the new charts feature. Thanks for making it possible.
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Level 29
Jul 5, 2021
Stewart, I'm having an idea for a quiz with SVG. Is a weird one, but I want to try and deep my knowledges with SVGS. Can I invite you to a group for I tell more details? I'm unsure if is possible, but I wanna try to do it. So, I created the group, and could you please accept the invite? I'll leave a comment for I tell more about it.
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Level 68
Jul 5, 2021
I will accept and respond to you in the group.
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Level 29
Jul 5, 2021
Thank you!
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Level 29
Jul 5, 2021
I think the SVG is basically ready, the only problem with it, is make the people “walk”. Regarding the quiz itself, is getting hard to think on hints
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Level 29
Jul 5, 2021
Why can’t we insert letters in a chart? Was it intentional? I want to do a chart such as a timeline at X-Axis, and I can’t write “December”, “January”, “February”, etc.
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Level 29
Jul 5, 2021
Also, if for example I write a 0 at the final, it thinks is a decimal and remove the 0. Also intentional?
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Level 68
Jul 5, 2021
Charts are only capable of handling numbers and dates. Dates must be formatted like YYYY-MM-DD for example today is 2021-07-05. (The same formatting as on the "New and Reset Quizzes" page).

You can then change the format of the date in the "custom formatting" on the axes settings. Lookup on Google how to do date formatting on google charts.

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Level 29
Jul 5, 2021
Is the last paragraph about the “end in 0” thing?
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Level 68
Jul 5, 2021
Possibly. You can change the format of numbers and dates using the "custom format" section of the Axis settings in Step 3. You can use # for numbers, e.g. ### will prevent commas, #.# should force decimals I believe. You can find all these online as they're used in Google Sheets as well.
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Level 29
Jul 5, 2021
I found it, but I still can’t understand about “month thing”. I read the Google Instructions, and I found a thing of discrete axis and continuous axis. I read:

For a continuous axis, set the data column type to one of: number, date, datetime or timeofday.

I went to Data, on the chart, and then I wrote “date”, “datetime”, “timeofday” on the header row. It still don’t work. I put the year-month, such as “2021-07”.

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Level 29
Jul 5, 2021
Also, I can’t see nowhere saying “Custom Formatting” at the Chart Page.
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Level 68
Jul 5, 2021
Okay so the axis type we use is strictly "date", not "datetime" or "timeofday". This is not relevant for you.

The text you put in Step 2 must be of the format YYYY-MM-DD, including all parts. So "2021-07" will fail, you msut include the day. For generic months, use the first, e.g. 2021-07-01.

The "custom formatting" I'm on about is the "Number Format" section of the Axes options in Step 3.

Here are some examples:

"d MMM" will show "1 Mar", "5 Sep" and "23 Nov".

"MMMM" will show "March", "September" and "November".

"MM-YY" will show "03-21", "09-21" and "11-21".

"MMM, YYY" will show "Mar, 2021", "Sep 2021", "Nov, 2021".

And so on... You can play with combinations of "d" "M" and "Y" to show various parts of the date. Including other options for day of the week and so on.

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Level 29
Jul 5, 2021
I did with MMM, YYY. It showed me a message, that I can’t remember what said exactly. But was something like my code was with an error. I removed it, but my chart didn’t appear. I created a new one, exactly the same of that, and once again, my chart isn’t appearing, neither while editing, neither in preview. I didn’t insert the code of Number Formatting, and the chart is totally blank.
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Level 68
Jul 5, 2021
Okay couple things, first it seems that it didn't like empty rows in Step 2, I'll find a fix for that, and 2nd for percentages, you need to express them in decimals in step 2. E.g. 7.45% is actually 0.0745 in decimals. (I.e. to get N%, type N divided by 100 in Step 2).
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Level 29
Jul 5, 2021
Curious, and strangely, at the first point, it looks an error with that specific charts I mentioned. The others I did, worked without I use all the cells. And regarding second statement, for me, #%# also worked for make percentages. The number formatting that didn’t work was MMM, YYY
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Level 59
Jul 5, 2021
Interesting chart feature. I’m eager to try it out after summer! I realize that previous requests had mentioned something similar, but is it possible for their to be a “Notify me when replied” checkbox above the submit button on a comment in order to remove abuse. In order to turn it off with a comment, there could be a “My Comments” page where you can view each comment you have sent and its likes and dats, and toggle notify on and off after submitting a comment
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Level 68
Jul 6, 2021
That won't work though. If the first comment ticks the box, and the reply and the reply to that, the next will have to notify 4 different users. At what point does it end?

End of the day reply notifications are something people wanted for years and you're not having. It's somewhat complicated to do, and the increased flame wars because of them make the site so much harder to moderate, and would result in much fewer updates and new features because of the increased time moderating comments.

Social media like Facebook, Reddit etc... have teams dedicated to moderation, as well as a team of lawyers for when things get tricky. We have barely 2 people, since I also have a different full time job I'm not sure I count as a full person.

The only way comment replies happen is if JetPunk employs more people, and that's impossible because JetPunk can't afford to employ more people.

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Level 59
Jul 6, 2021
Okay, understood. I especially agree with the last part because having more employees would inevitably remove the unbiased benefit of JetPunk.
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Level 52
Jul 6, 2021
Quick question, but how would you know when you have gotten a spotlight?
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Level 68
Jul 6, 2021
When you are given the ability to award a spotlight, a message appears at the top of every page on JetPunk notifying you until you close it. You won't miss it!
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Level 52
Jul 8, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 55
Jul 7, 2021
Is there a way to make scatter plots(basically just removing all the lines)
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Level 68
Jul 7, 2021
Yes, in the chart options in step 3, set point size to a number and set line width to 0.
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Level 54
Jul 11, 2021
Could you add a column on the quiz page (for each user) to order the quizzes by submission date? There is already one for last update as you know, but could you add another one?
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Level 68
Jul 12, 2021
Nope, the date column used to be submission date instead of last updated, and this was changed last year because last updated is more relevant. We also want to encourage users to keep their quizzes up to date, and not updating them means inaccuracies in the future.
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Level 29
Jul 12, 2021
Stewart, I sent a message to you on the group of my SVG project. Can you answer me there?
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Level 59
Jul 12, 2021
A small thing, but is it possible to alphabetize the single digits in the title of a blog before all the double digits? For example, on the Interview of a JetPunker series, 10, 11, and so on come before 1, 2, and so on.
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Level 68
Jul 12, 2021
The problem is everything is ordered alphabetically. And alphabetically 2 comes after 10, 11 and 12.

Eventually I'll add manual ordering within series anyway.

I'm away on holiday at the moment so it won't be too soon.

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Level 36
Jul 13, 2021
Have a great holiday Stewart. You truly deserve it! You'll have to come to Oz when the borders open!
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Level 68
Jul 13, 2021
That's quite far to travel from the UK! But this "holiday" is just within the UK itself, not abroad (due to covid). So basically just some time off away from home and work!
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Level 36
Jul 15, 2021
Yeah, I assumed it would be domestic. Yes it is a long way, but hopefully one day I can make the trip in reverse again!
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Level 29
Jul 16, 2021
I just entered in vacation. Is my first day of two weeks. Take a rest Stewart! You did a lot for us, and you totally deserve! When COVID finish, take a visit first of all to Brazil lol
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Level 36
Jul 18, 2021
No, Australia then Brazil lol
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Level 57
Jul 14, 2021
Hey! I was just wondering if it is possible to make bar chart as well with the current create chart system? not in a sense that add an option for bar chart, but makeshift a bar chart using the line chart create tool.
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Level 68
Jul 14, 2021
I plan to add bar charts in the future anyway, however you could try using a line width of 0, and a positive point size, then "drawing" a bar using lots of points.
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Level 29
Jul 16, 2021
And about a pie chart?
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Level 29
Jul 16, 2021
I'm having some trouble with an SVG. I used an image from the Internet, and cuted some parts for make different paths. Hence, I saved the images on my notebook, pasted on my SVG maker (Boxy SVG), puted the IDs, normally. I insert my code on NotePad, and when I'm going to upload, it says "Error. An unknown error occured.". What's happening?
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Level 68
Jul 16, 2021
Unsure, could be lots of things. I'd suggest putting it into the w3 svg validator and see what errors come up, I reckon that's the most likely issue.
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Level 29
Jul 16, 2021
So basically this means I need to draw everything? And I'm in doubt of which link is the W3 SVG Validator
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Level 68
Jul 16, 2021
No don't redraw. Go to here: https://validator.w3.org/, go to "Direct Input" option (the third one) and then paste in your code that you inserted to NotePad directly into the box there.

What this site does it tries to check whether there are any errors in your SVG, and if they are it will tell you what they are.

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Level 29
Jul 16, 2021
So, what I receive is that is valid. Just a note/potential issue:


Unable to Determine Parse Mode!

The validator can process documents either as XML (for document types such as XHTML, SVG, etc.) or SGML (for HTML 4.01 and prior versions). For this document, the information available was not sufficient to determine the parsing mode unambiguously, because:

in Direct Input mode, no MIME Media Type is served to the validator

No known Document Type could be detected

No XML declaration (e.g ) could be found at the beginning of the document.

No XML namespace (e.g ) could be found at the root of the document.

As a default, the validator is falling back to SGML mode.


What this mean, and how fix?

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Level 68
Jul 16, 2021
Can you paste here the first line of your notepad, excluding the first < so it shows on the page
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Level 29
Jul 16, 2021
I don't know if that is what are you searching for, but...

<svg viewBox="200 118.554 597.784 267.131" width="597.784" height="267.131">

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Level 29
Jul 16, 2021
Idk if this is related to <!doctype html> part, but I can remember that if the file is with this part, it says that doesn't contain the valid XML. That's the only thing I understood yet.
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Level 68
Jul 16, 2021
Yep that is exactly what I wanted to see!

The problem is that this line does not currently have a "xmlns" attribute. This attribute indicates what the symbols all mean, by default it assumes it is html, but for SVGs we have to add it in if making manually. Inkscape does this automatically.

You need to add this after the "<svg " part:

xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"

Hopefully this fixes your first problem at least :)

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Level 29
Jul 16, 2021
So, basically I need to put...

<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="200 118.554 597.784 267.131" width="597.784" height="267.131">

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Level 29
Jul 16, 2021
And this SVG I’m talking about, is the own Vaccinate the People.
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Level 68
Jul 16, 2021
Yes what you put should fix this issue
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Level 29
Jul 16, 2021
Ok, hope it works. Thanks Stewart!
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Level 29
Jul 17, 2021
In a SVG, how to make that a path appears, only if everything is guessed, or, if you lose an answer, a path appears?
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Level 29
Jul 17, 2021
And a new error occured with my SVG. Let me see Validator again...
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Level 29
Jul 17, 2021
Wow. Is totally invalid now. 8 Errors, 2 warning(s).


Line 2, Column 39052: Namespace prefix xlink for href on image is not defined

Line 3, Column 49717: Namespace prefix xlink for href on image is not defined

Line 4, Column 38203: Namespace prefix xlink for href on image is not defined

Line 5, Column 67130: Namespace prefix xlink for href on image is not defined

Line 6, Column 36401: Namespace prefix xlink for href on image is not defined

Line 7, Column 38413: Namespace prefix xlink for href on image is not defined

Line 8, Column 29593: Namespace prefix xlink for href on image is not defined

Line 9, Column 63296: Namespace prefix xlink for href on image is not defined


Curiously, this regard to the images, because below, it says a link with </image>. Also, my quotation marks (") before the </image>, and after the link of image, are red, saying as invalid. Idk what is it. I just added one more image (a doctor), and added that part of xmlns.

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Level 29
Jul 17, 2021
And the warnings:


No Character encoding declared at document level

Using Direct Input mode: UTF-8 character encoding assumed


What does that mean?

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Level 68
Jul 17, 2021
The utf-8 warning is fine, the error is to do with images. Images are not well supported in SVGs. In fact the whole point of SVGs are that they are scalable. This means when you zoom in they look nice and smooth. When you add an image, if you zoom in it will look pixelated, which defeats the entire purpose of SVGs.

You need to either make an SVG doctor (probably by tracing the image like you do for maps) or find an SVG doctor online that's free to use.

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Level 29
Jul 17, 2021
In fact, the doctor was supposed just to illustration, because the people on the line that will really participate with IDs. But I still don't know what do you mean at last point.
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Level 68
Jul 17, 2021
Your doctor image is an actual image, with pixels and such. But SVGs are not meant to contain images. Your doctor should be an SVG with paths and stuff not an image with pixels.
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Level 29
Jul 17, 2021
So, this means I need to draw? But if is like this, I think I need to draw the rest of the people in the line, because they are also images.
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Level 68
Jul 17, 2021
Ideally yes. First however, what does JetPunk say when you upload you SVG currently. And what size is your SVG in kb or mb
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Level 29
Jul 17, 2021
It has about 330 kb and says as Unknown Error.
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Level 68
Jul 17, 2021
Hmm, so it's still confused as to what it is. Check the group, we can continue talking there
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Level 29
Jul 17, 2021
Sure!
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Level 68
Jul 17, 2021
There is no way to to know when more than one answer is guessed, since a path can only be given the "svg-correct" class once.

This also means that, when the game is over, there is no way to know what score the user got.

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Level 29
Jul 17, 2021
Oh, ok.
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Level 54
Jul 21, 2021
Could you make a badge for the COTW quizzes in all the featured languages? As in have one badge where you have a get a certain score on the COTW in every featured language?
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Level 68
Jul 21, 2021
Badges are only setup to work with English quizzes
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Level 29
Jul 22, 2021
Is it possible to put quizzes of other quizmakers in your own series? IAB has a series of Modern Day Countries of Empires, and some quizzes are from other quizmakers.

Also, would be a VERY bad idea to have profile comments? Because some subjects don’t have about a quiz and would dodge the subject.

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Level 68
Jul 22, 2021
It is possible but only by me and Dan. It has been done in some circumstances where both the quizmaker and the series owner have agreed, and the result makes sense.

And I agree, profile comments would be a very bad idea!

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Level 51
Jul 23, 2021
Could you make it so that users can see how many users there are per language? Maybe a good place to put this would be "User Ranks and Percentiles"?
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Level 68
Jul 23, 2021
Do you mean how many users have gained a single point in any language? If so yes, I can add a total to the bottom of tables in User Ranks
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Level 51
Jul 24, 2021
Thanks
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Level 36
Jul 23, 2021
Is it possible to a filter on a user's quiz page for all of their featured quizzes? I know most featured quizzes are the most played, bit in cases where they are not, this would help. Thanks!
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Level 36
Aug 1, 2021
but*
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Level 59
Jul 26, 2021
Is it possible for the mobile version of quotation marks (“) to work for coding. I can never get coding with quotation marks to activate on my phone, and there is a noticeable difference between the computer version.
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Level 68
Jul 26, 2021
This is not something we can control, it's a html issue. However, you should be able to hold down on the quotation marks to see other alternative ones, including "
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Level 59
Jul 27, 2021
Oh! I didn’t realize you could hold down on punctuation. "" Thanks!
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Level 29
Jul 28, 2021
I’d like to know about the possibility of we have pie charts.
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Level 59
Jul 28, 2021
Probably a good feature for the end of winter or beginning of spring when many of the devoted creators are back.
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Level 29
Jul 28, 2021
And bar charts also. I think Stewart said it’s already possible (despite hardworking), but I think that we need the three types by their own.
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Level 68
Jul 28, 2021
Other chart types are planned, but both Dan and I are quite busy right now so haven't had much time to work on new features.
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Level 39
Jul 29, 2021
Maybe a new blog tag: Badge?
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Level 29
Jul 29, 2021
That I said was ironic, but... lol
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Level 56
Jul 29, 2021
And the Games tag as well. I would love to see more JetPunk games like Melaflatchulum in the future.
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Level 29
Jul 31, 2021
I know, I shouldn’t say here, but I’m thinking to write a story, and this story would include you (Stewart) and Dan. You are basically just mentioned at a few times, and “appear” only in the final. I’d like to know if you and Dan would be ok with I adding you there
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Level 68
Jul 31, 2021
Sorry but no, I'd rather not be mentioned or included in any stories on JetPunk. Even if they're good stories, or are positive about me, I just don't want others to think that's allowed. Sorry :(
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Level 29
Aug 1, 2021
But can I do the story without both of you?
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Level 68
Aug 1, 2021
Sure, if it doesn't involve me or Dan then it doesn't concern me so you can do it.
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Level 29
Aug 1, 2021
Ok. I’ll try to avoid mentioning you while developing the story.
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Level 54
Aug 1, 2021
Am I just being blind, or is there no 'recent charts' availability and no way to search for charts? I'm just wondering how to see recently made charts or can you only see featured ones?
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Level 68
Aug 2, 2021
Correct, there is no "recent charts" page, nor any way to search for them.

This was purposefully done so users would advertise their own charts in other places, rather than relying on JetPunk traffic (as they do for blogs). You can see a user's charts by going to their profile, and clicking "<user>'s Charts" if they have any.