JetPunk Change Log

Sometimes we change the way things work on JetPunk. Here's a place to make a note of these changes.
October 18, 2020

We have begun converting some of our tables into "Super Tables". These new tables are searchable, sortable and filterable! You can also select a random quiz from the table with a single button.

As of today, you can see these changes on any User Quiz Page, Series Page or any Quiz Suggestions Page. (To access the latter, simply finish a quiz and click "More Suggestions" in the grey box at the top).

Over time, we will continue to convert other tables to include this new functionality.

August 1, 2020

We made some changes to map quizzes including adding keyboard shortcuts for desktop users.

July 23, 2020

Quiz creators can now block users from commenting on their quizzes.

July 19, 2020

We made many behind-the-scenes changes to how our site works in order to reduce the time we spend moderating quizzes and comments.

July 6, 2020

We've taken action to reduce the amount of spam on our Recent User Blogs page. Some users have now been hidden due to excessive and low quality blog posts. Don't let this happen to you! Use proper punctuation and spelling today.

June 25, 2020

Today we made a few small changes, including:

  • Nominations will now show how many you have left, and how long you have to wait if you've run out. They are also visible to the user themself on their quiz index page.
  • You can now remove your rating from a quiz by clicking the small grey "x" to the right.
  • Private quizzes are now "link-only" and won't be visible in a user's quiz list except to the user themselves.
  • In the quiz editor you can now add / remove caveats more easily, as well as collapse or expand all type-ins at once.
  • For our color-blind users, we now make standard city-circles a little darker so they can be more easily differentiated from the correct cities.

June 18, 2020

Stewart has added a bunch of new features to make it easier to add maps to a quiz. There are so many changes it's hard to summarize them all. Fortunately, you can read all about them in this blog post.

Thanks to Stewart for all his hard work to make this possible!

Update (June 23rd) - We have now added zooming capability on clickable map quizzes too, by popular demand.

May 10, 2020

Finnish is now a featured language! A massive thank you to user Penguinish for translating the site into Finnish for us!

Along with this, all featured languages will now have a front page, meaning a new quiz will appear there every day!

May 9, 2020

You may have noticed that we made a change to the sidebar to make it look less cluttered. We also added a new page showing the most-taken quizzes per day by language.

April 27, 2020

Slow typists rejoice. We've added a couple more type-ins. "NZ" will now work for New Zealand, and "KSA" will now work for Saudi Arabia.

April 24, 2020

We have expanded our list of most-nominated quizzes to show all quizzes with at least 3 nominations.

April 21, 2020

We made a couple small cosmetic changes to the front page.

Update April 24: We undid some of them...

April 20, 2020

We now accept "DR" as an official type-in for the Dominican Republic.

April 14, 2020

Quiz creators can now mark a quiz as "private" if they don't want it to show up in the recent user quizzes list or in search.

This option is located underneath "language" in Step 1 of the quiz editor.

April 5, 2020

You can now mark a comment on one of your quizzes as "sticky" so that it will always appear at the top of the comments section.

April 2, 2020

Sometimes, updated quizzes appear on the Recent User Quizzes page and on e-mails sent to subscribers.

To prevent clutter, we've changed the criteria for when a quiz will appear in those places. Here are the new criteria...

1. The quiz must have new or changed answers.

2. The quiz can only be marked as updated every so often, depending on how often it has been taken.

Times taken Minimum interval
1000 + 3 months
50 + 9 months
10 + 24 months
< 10 never

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Level 56
Apr 2, 2020
Although I fully support the fact that these changes are in place, never showing updated for quizzes less than 10 takes is kinda harsh, no? Especially when there are some really good quizzes out there with less than 10 takes.
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Level 68
Apr 2, 2020
The idea is those quizzes are only ever found by searching. If they didn't get 10 takes the first time they were on the recent page, they're unlikely to gain much more when put there again. This doesn't affect search or anything else, simply showing on the recent user page. The goal is to declutter it a bit, so less-taken quizzes don't appear as often.
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Level 70
Apr 2, 2020
Does the times taken refer to total takes or the number of takes between resets?
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Level 68
Apr 2, 2020
Total overall
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Level 52
Apr 2, 2020
I like the idea of this, but maybe the time range is a bit long? 2 years for quizzes with under 50 but over 10 views?
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Level 50
Apr 2, 2020
Will there another way to view this changelog other than the front page, like under the "More" tab at the top?
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Level 61
Sep 2, 2020
It's not even on the front page anymore.
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Level 71
Apr 2, 2020
Does this only impact quizzes which have been changed or new ones as well? If I create a new quiz will it only appear on the "Recent User Quizzes" list when 10 people have searched for it, found it and taken it?
+5
Level 71
Apr 2, 2020
Just ones that have already been created. All newly created quizzes appear there.
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Level ∞
Apr 2, 2020
I'd just like to point out that everyone wants JetPunk to signal boost their quizzes, but it's a zero sum game. There are only so many users on the site. If we boost one quiz, other quizzes will be less likely to be seen. The only way for sure to get people to take your quiz is to share it with your real-life friends.
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Level 75
Apr 15, 2020
Great call. That is one of the strategies I use to generate quiz takes and I completely agree. For those of us that have paid for premium membership, would it be possible to know where our quiz takers came from perhaps? Just a possible suggestion for development (one of many you get I know)
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Level ∞
Apr 15, 2020
JetPunk Premium already a great bargain, and it's been a big money loser for us. We offer it as a service to our users who don't like to see ads. To put it in perspective, the other big quiz site charges more than 600% as much for their premium membership.

Unfortunately, we'd have to massively increase the price to justify new premium features.

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Level 70
Apr 17, 2020
Personally, I'd like the option to still see ads as a premium user. I've always found Jetpunk's ads extremely unobtrusive, and they don't affect my enjoyment of the site in the slightest. The reason I originally bought premium was to support what has become, without a doubt, my favorite and most used website of all time (and I'd like to say thank you for that as well). So if I could make any extra amount of ad revenue to keep you guys making money and improving the site, I would absolutely do it. :)
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Level 80
Apr 20, 2020
Does loading an ad generate revenue or do you have to click on it? The last time I clicked on an ad on the Internet I think it was 1996. I also bought premium membership just to support the site. I don't care about the ads.
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Level 65
Apr 2, 2020
I think this will have good results overall. I think another way to clean up the Resent Quizzes board would be to limit quiz dumps too. Nothing like getting a quiz caught up in the middle of a 30 piece series that someone uploaded the same day.
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Level 71
Apr 3, 2020
Maybe have a limit to 5 quizzes per user per day that contain the same three consecutive words?
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Level 71
Apr 3, 2020
Have you considered maybe having a second front page with quizzes not available for points that you like? That could be interesting to see.
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Level 70
Apr 3, 2020
I like this idea.
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Level 71
Apr 3, 2020
Or if you couldn't find five or so new quizzes to go on there daily, maybe just put two under the others every day.
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Level 70
Apr 6, 2020
It seems this may be happening as there has been one grayboxed quiz a day since this post.
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Level 71
Apr 6, 2020
I noticed that too. I think he may be trying to do that without comitting to anything long-term.
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Level 54
Apr 20, 2020
Accept NZ to New Zealand when?
+6
Level 70
Apr 20, 2020
Yes please
+6
Level 71
Apr 20, 2020
Thirded
+6
Level 56
Apr 20, 2020
Fourthed
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Level 52
Apr 22, 2020
Definitely accept NZ for New Zealand. Here in this country, nearly everyone says NZ.
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Level 70
Apr 24, 2020
The same could be said of ROK or DPRK though. I've never heard anyone say either abbreviations aloud, just North Korea or South Korea. They are common internet abbreviations, same as NZ for New Zealand.
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Level 80
Apr 20, 2020
ROC = Republic of China
PRC = People's Republic of China
ROK = Republic of Korea
DPRK = Democratic People's Republic of Korea
KSA = Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

I think the Korea ones might already have been made acceptable.
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Level 78
Apr 20, 2020
Yep, the Korea ones are accepted, as are the China ones.
+1
Level 80
Apr 28, 2020
Added NZ and KSA today. Yay!
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Level 55
May 1, 2020
Should also add RSA for the Republic of South Africa
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Level 80
May 10, 2020
nah
+1
Level 58
Apr 21, 2020
these type ins are dumb.
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Level 65
Apr 22, 2020
There's nothing wrong with DR, especially since we have Dominica already. I do think NZ is a bit of a stretch though.
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Level 70
Apr 22, 2020
There are three gray boxes on the front page currently which are all exactly the same.
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Level ∞
Apr 22, 2020
Whoops! Fixed.
+8
Level 81
Apr 22, 2020
Love the new look for the front page!
+1
Level 57
May 4, 2020
Well, it's gone now.
+1
Level 64
Apr 22, 2020
So this happened. https://imgur.com/a/KstcUXw
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Level 68
Apr 22, 2020
Looks to me like a failed advert loading, this happens sometimes and (I'm pretty sure) is unrelated to JetPunk, but rather an issue on the other end where JetPunk gets ads from.
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Level 56
Apr 22, 2020
Looks great, less messy and a lot easier to see which quiz to do first!
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Level 65
Apr 23, 2020
I just want to express my appreciation for the site and its ethos. I've stopped using other quiz sites because their ads are obtrusive and their quizzes can be so labyrinthine or esoteric as to be more tedious than fun. I love the simple, clean layout of this site, Quizmaster's consistent and courteous demeanor, and the straightforward manner of the quizzes. Keep it up. And to the rest of you, I like the close-knit community feel of this site. Even some of the ongoing comment feuds have become endearing. This and the New York Times crossword puzzle page are the only sites I view every day.
+5
Level 56
Apr 24, 2020
Amen, jmellor13, Amen.
+1
Level 67
Apr 23, 2020
I see the 'like' button has also changed!
+9
Level 70
Apr 24, 2020
Why is the front page back to how it was before? I liked the new format a lot.
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Level 73
Apr 25, 2020
Also wondering why it was reverted. I liked the new look for being clearer and using the space on the website more efficiently.
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Level 54
Apr 25, 2020
At first I was not too thrilled about it, but it grew on me, and now I kinda like it, I'm not sure which one is best, but I think the new one should be given some more time to see what other people think. ;)
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Level ∞
Apr 26, 2020
Quizzes taken per day went down by about 10% starting at (almost) the exact time we made the change. Reverting to see if this was the reason.
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Level 56
Apr 24, 2020
What happened to the front page? The new changes looked so great.
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Level 68
Apr 28, 2020
I like DR, NZ, and KSA as new type-ins. How about Solomon islands, marshall islands, equatorial guinea or maybe even guinea-bissau and sierra leone?
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Level 68
Apr 28, 2020
I suggest So-lands, Ma-lands, Equinea and Guissau. Sounds like good short forms! Funnily enough though, I really like the sound of a country called Equinea...
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Level 55
May 3, 2020
Please add RSA for the Republic of South Africa!
+5
Level 80
May 10, 2020
When I google KSA, Saudi Arabia shows up right away. When I google RSA, I get cybersecurity and risk management, and the Retirement System of Alabama.
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Level 50
Oct 15, 2020
I google DR and I get recommendation for doctors near me.
For ROK and I get Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade and the translation of the word from Serbian(rok means time limit in Serbian).
ROC gives me 10 links for the Registrar of Companies
And for PRC, I get Professional Regulation Commission.
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Level 71
May 9, 2020
I kind of liked having the # of takes that day on the New and Popular sidebar
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Level 68
May 9, 2020
We're not done yet with the changes, we plan to have a new page to see these numbers to make the sidebar less cluttered. Hopefully this should be available soon, once it's all worked out.

The new page is now available by clicking "Top Today" on the sidebar!
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Level 64
May 10, 2020
Nice addition! However I saw some non-featured quizzes on the Top Quizzes Today chart. Is this supposed to be? Also can you translate “Top Today” on the sidebar for the other languages? I did see that French was done already.
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Level 68
May 10, 2020
Yes non-features are intentional, and I'm working on the latter now amongst some other language changes.
+1
Level 71
May 19, 2020
Would it be possible to see a list of the users with the most takes by day? Maybe just the top 15 so that it doesn't de-value premium.
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Level 71
May 10, 2020
I love the top today one though! That thing is awesome! In my opinion it's the best new feature in a few months.
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Level 80
May 10, 2020
I don't even remember what used to be on the left side of the page but I feel like something is missing now and the thumbnails look too close to the side of the page. Is that my imagination? or was that the design that was supposed to look less cluttered?
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Level 68
May 10, 2020
This is referring to the "sidebar", not the front page, which is the New and Popular box on the side of quiz pages (amongst others).
+1
Level 15
May 10, 2020
How do you pin a comment on one of your quizzes?
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Level 56
May 10, 2020
When you are writing your comment, there should be an option for "sticky" which pins your comment.
+2
Level 71
May 27, 2020
Could we get a dark mode for the site? I'm on JetPunk a lot and don't want it to cause me to get horrible eyesight because of all the white space
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Level ∞
May 27, 2020
It's unlikely to happen soon. Dark mode potentially doubles the amount of work on all design decisions and will be used by fewer than 1% of users. Also, how would we even apply it to user-designed quizzes? That said, I tried a popular dark mode browser extension on JetPunk and it seemed to work okay.
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Level 50
Jul 8, 2020
Who were the users who have been hidden?
+7
Level 69
Jul 8, 2020
lebbyjohnjohn is one.
+4
Level 56
Jul 8, 2020
ThatOnePunk and AtticusCameron as well.
+4
Level 16
Jul 28, 2020
ChickOn and Levisek27PL too.
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Level 16
Aug 7, 2020
Levisek27PL's gone now.
+3
Level 61
Aug 1, 2020
And me formerly
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Level 67
Jul 8, 2020
I am so glad that spam blog users have been hidden. I can finally read blogs that are not spam. Thank you!!
+1
Level 17
Jul 9, 2020
Yes!
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Level 56
Jul 20, 2020
Yesterday some changes were made. The two I have noticed by far are Ability to Report quizzes and some changes in Collaboration. What are the other changes made?
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Level 16
Jul 28, 2020
Some people have been hidden.
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Level 80
Jul 24, 2020
yay. A block feature finally. Though.. I was more hoping for one that would prevent you from seeing a user's comments and them seeing yours, rather than simply a block on the user commenting on your quizzes. I don't mind people commenting on my quizzes. The constant harassment carried over day-to-day in other quizzes occasionally gets tiresome, though.
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Level 80
Jul 24, 2020
though, since noted troll slugarmy has stopped posting so much, and a few other users have either disappeared or mellowed out, hasn't been much of an issue lately overall.
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Level 50
Aug 4, 2020
Wouldn't that be pointless as one can simply log out?
+1
Level 31
Jul 24, 2020
Just a suggestion, could you lower the level for blogs to 15 coz it’s the same as everything else
+1
Level 17
Jul 24, 2020
Yes!
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Level 31
Jul 24, 2020
IKR because I have been trying to get to level 30 for ages but I can’t! Maybe if not that you could do amount of takes or somethign
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Level 61
Sep 14, 2020
Level 30 isn’t that hard. I think it should stay that way, if not higher, to reduce low-quality material.
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Level 56
Jul 29, 2020
For some reasons, I can't mark “This comment contains a correction or suggestion for the Quizmaster” on Featured quizzes. Is it intentional? (I was on mobile if that's the case only with mobile and not PC.) I noticed that it is the case only with user featured quizzes, not Quizmaster's.
+1
Level ∞
Jul 30, 2020
We are aware of this. Will have it fixed soon.
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Level 65
Aug 8, 2020
I noticed the new keyboard shortcuts instructions in the caveats, can we expect to have them match the language of the quiz in the future? Do you need help with translations maybe?
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Level 68
Oct 18, 2020
Yes the plan is to update this at some point with translations.
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Level 71
Oct 18, 2020
Thank you so much for the new updates to a user's page!!!
+1
Level 50
Oct 18, 2020
Yeah it's pretty cool
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Level 51
Oct 18, 2020
Great! I notice a slight glitch however - once you click on someone's user profile, the sentence Quizzes marked with are private and can only be seen by you. is visible (the private quizzes are unable to be seen, though)
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Level 68
Oct 18, 2020
this should be fixed now, thanks