What To Do and NOT To Do As A Quizmaker

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Hi, everyone! Yako here! 

I’m almost at 6K already! I’ve been very busy at school. I felt I should make this today. This is mostly based on personal experiences.

DO! #1

Always accept constructive criticism!


I have made HORRIBLE mistakes in my career as a quizmaker. I have insulted the wrong people (and actually I am kind of on self-imposed probation by Dan for my Anti-Azerbaijan comments) I have made the wrong quizzes, said the wrong things. But for the MOST part, I try to accept criticism that I find fair and just. Mainly users like baptistegorce and GrandOldMan (the latter of whom I recently removed from my favorite Jetpunkers quiz in a fit of rage) who are the ones to usually criticize my work, which I admit is quite annoying at times, but it is MY fault, and I acknowledge that. Please do as I SAY, and not as I DO. Don’t do what I did. It won’t do you well. Y’know, I’m not in a baspot. 6K takes in three months. Not too shabby. Still, I could have done much better for myself, and even got a feature by now, ( probably not, if Clutch’s SVG’s [which are stellar] can’t get a feature, I don’t have a hope in heaven) if I had taken some advice. It’s all a cycle. Please, take MY advice. 2nd time’s the charm.

DON’T! #2

Don’t copy other’s quizzes, especially featured ones!


I know a few “personally” who do this regularly and then argue that they can do whatever they want. Let me know how that works out for you. At the beginning, I copied quizzes left and right, because I didn’t care. I wanted to make quizzes and didn’t care if they already existed. I was extremely abrasive (and still am to some extent.) But I can surely say it will NOT turn out good for you, because nobody likes a copycat (plagiarism is a crime, kids) and it’s not cute. Copied quizzes aren’t fun. Especially ones with the EXACT same title. My recent copies are because I was NOT aware of their prior existence. However, deliberately copying others isn’t cool. Cough cough OldDakile2nd cough cough

DO! #3

Critique other’s work (be nice)!


What’s really annoying is the people who go to every quiz, especially featured ones, and the only things they ever say in the comments are “nIcE qUiZ” “nIcE qUiZ”. Ok, you may say Nice Quiz. But I don’t know how you really felt about it, or what I could improve on. While it’s not alright to be arrogant or self-absorbed, critique quizzes! Tell them how you feel. Tell them exactly what they need to improve on. You are helping yourself, because you get what you put out in the world. And people wonder why they get 3 takes a day... you don’t put out love and good work, you aren’t getting anything good in return.

DON’T! #4

Don’t be excessively rude!


I made a horrible mistake in the Discord server, I was extremely abrasive to everyone, indiscriminately. I was always in a bad mood and I constantly talked about either how much I hated Azerbaijan or constantly insult people’s quizzes, ignoring the fact they were much better quizmakers than I was. Don’t be rude to people. It accomplishes nothing. Be civil to everyone, especially if they are not civil to you. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

DO! #5

Talk to others! Make friends!


Before I got banned from the Discord server, I spoke there every day. It was a release for me, y’know, for my personal problems. I have many problems I found release in that server. I got a 3 month ban and it is excruciating. I wish I could take back everything, but I can’t, so the only thing I can do is wait. Anyways, talking to other quizmakers and making friends is key because you can get great advice and SVG ideas! You could even ask your friends to collaborate on quizzes or help you out. Having friends on JetPunk has helped me greatly and it will help you too!

DON’T! #6

Don’t spam quizzes!


The recent quizzes page is always full of horrible quality quizzes, fast typing, and other cheap ways to gain takes or just horribly made quizzes with no source, no real data, opinions, or erroneous type ins, or other issues. It gets old. If you can’t make decent quality quizzes, DON’T MAKE THEM AT ALL. Trashy low quality quizzes steal takes from people who actually deserve them. Quizzes where you have to spam the letter A or spam OK or spam Yes or anything else is cheap and trashy. It’s not a quiz. It’s just spam. I made ONE fast typing quiz. It got takes extremely quickly. It’s at about 300 takes at this point. That was my only one and I didn’t ask you to spam D or spam Hi or anything stupid. But anyways, just releasing 15 low quality quizzes a day accomplishes nothing. It just makes people annoyed, and quality quizmakers receive less takes from trash quizzes. Limit yourself to 1 or 2 quality quizzes a day or even a week. If you get steady traffic take it easy. Make decent quizzes or don’t make them at all.  (Also, don’t translate a popular quiz into 10 different languages).


That’s all!

Look out for a new Riddle Me This tomorrow! Catch you on the flip side!

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Level 15
Apr 22, 2021
Very good blog. You might want to add stuff like 'don't spam'
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Level 43
Apr 22, 2021
This is mostly stuff I have done and am still suffering consequences for.
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Level 56
Apr 22, 2021
Nice blog. Is this an alt of Pandora’s?
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Level 15
Apr 22, 2021
Yeah I think he accidentally blocked me a while ago
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Level 58
Apr 22, 2021
You should add limit yourself to one or two quizzes a day, and once you are getting steady traffic if you don't make quizzes for a couple of days, it's fine to release only a couple ever one or even two weeks.
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Level 51
Apr 22, 2021
Another rule you should add...got a popular quiz? DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO EVERY DAMN LANGUAGE, only the ones you speak. This has happened multiple times.
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Level 43
Apr 22, 2021
...

I just-

I-

I-

Damn.

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Level 51
Apr 22, 2021
What? Do you do it?
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Level 43
Apr 22, 2021
No. I just don’t understand why you WOULD
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Level 43
Apr 22, 2021
I speak a lot of languages, I could if I wanted to. I just don’t have the time or energy.
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Level 51
Apr 22, 2021
Because some people are so greedy for takes...
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Level 43
Apr 22, 2021
I don’t have time for all that. Adding your quiz to a language section like Finnish is a good choice because I have noticed that is is noticeably easier to get a feature in Finnish then English.
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Level 51
Apr 22, 2021
But it's stupid. Don't translate into languages you don't speak.
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Level 43
Apr 22, 2021
Yeah, I don’t speak Finnish. So I wouldn’t translate it into Finnish
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Level 42
Apr 22, 2021
@GrandOldMan So of course you speak French, to publish French quizzes?
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Level 54
Apr 22, 2021
@BaptisteGorce, he uses the translations on French COTW and uses common words in quizzes for the rest. The problem with a series like faropor's is that it incorporates lots of uncommon words that he has to google translate.
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Level 42
Apr 22, 2021
But GrandOldMan makes mistakes in his French quizzes. French isn't a language where approximations, using common words, work.

I don't know for the FaraPor's case, sorry.

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Level 15
Apr 22, 2021
It's ok if you get help from a native translator
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Level 62
Apr 22, 2021
Which is kinda hard if you don't have Discord
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Level 51
Apr 22, 2021
Oh, yes, and I'm suuuuuuuuuuuuuure FaroPor got help from a Dutch speaker.
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Level 43
Apr 22, 2021
Shade or nah
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Level 28
Apr 22, 2021
Yeah, I did wrong that time ;-;
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Level 57
Apr 22, 2021
Why do you hate Azerbaijan? 🤥
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Level 54
Apr 22, 2021
He's From Armenia
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Level 52
Apr 22, 2021
dont blame him, the Ottomans and Azerbaijan both have anthems that sound like a star wars death scene
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Level 43
Apr 22, 2021
😂

I- I just-

🤣

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Level 62
Apr 22, 2021
Funny how many people who say this stuff actually do it themselves (not really you)
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Level 43
Apr 22, 2021
I used to. I still do sometimes. I try to help people not do what I’d done, it won’t turn out well for you.
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Level 58
Apr 22, 2021
I accept criticism, I have never copied quizzes, I critique other's work, I don't be excessively rude, I take to others and have way too many friend requests, and I on average post three quizzes a week. However, I am open to any accusation you can make with evidence.
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Level 43
Apr 22, 2021
Who accused you of any of that? I didn’t.
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Level 62
Apr 22, 2021
I'm not calling out anyone
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Level 43
Apr 22, 2021
Why does it seem like we are the most active in JetPunk

Like it’s only us that make blogs regularly and quizzes

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Level 56
Apr 22, 2021
The blog community on JetPunk isn’t big. The people you’re talking about mostly make it up. Other JetPunkers are just as active but you might not notice it because you don’t interact with them as much.
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Level 56
Apr 22, 2021
Another factor here is probably age - this group of people I believe tends to be younger than most quizmakers, and as such has more time
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Level 43
Apr 22, 2021
Yeah, I’m 13!
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Level 43
May 5, 2021
We’re kind of like that group of quizmakers who are all spread out between #1000 and #4000 who regularly make blogs and quizzes but don’t interact with many others

Or maybe that’s just me

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Level 62
Apr 22, 2021
The quizmaking community is much much larger. Have you seen Recent User Quizzes? There are at least several thousand active quizmakers.
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Level 56
Apr 22, 2021
I have been on this site on a few different accounts and only made 1 total quiz before this year. I only made this account because I lost my previous one. I really only started to make quizzes this January but I haven't made that many. Only 25 so far this year
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Level 43
Apr 22, 2021
I’ve made exactly 10 times your amount

In 3 months

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Level 42
Apr 22, 2021
What you wrote is very important, and I'm really happy to read the first paragraph. It's true I can be a bit rude (sorry...), but I'm really happy you understood what I wanted to say! Thank you! Many users wouldn't take it in consideration, sadly.
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Level 71
Apr 22, 2021
If you ask me, even one quiz a day is somewhat considered spam if the quiz itself isn't any high quality

But well if you're as talented as say Dekkie or Stewart, then no complaints :P

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Level 62
Apr 22, 2021
Yeah it's hard to maintain quality if all you do is rush to make 3 quizzes in a day
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Level 43
Apr 22, 2021
I made 2 quizzes today. I probably won’t make another for a few days.
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Level 43
Apr 22, 2021
30 notifications?
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Level 70
Apr 22, 2021
I have a few comments to say about each one:

#1) Totally agree

#2) Another complete agree

#3) Sometimes people can't find things to criticise about quizzes. Like I'm a user that comments "Nice quiz" because I just feel that the quizmaker needs to know that some people like it / I can't find anything wrong with it

#4) Agree, this somewhat links to #1

#5) The Discord server is a great place to make friends (can confirm from experience). Also it's there that I've helped people with quizzes and made friends

#6) There's not a real reason to make more than 3 quizzes a day, unless you make like 8 on 1 day but none in the next week. For me, it's probably like 1 quiz every 1-6 months

I fit all of these, except #3, where I only criticise when it needs to be done

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Level 43
Apr 22, 2021
But you can say WHAT you like about it

nIcE qUiZ doesn't suffice

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Level 43
Apr 23, 2021
The 1000-1500 rank gap seems VERY congested. I have been getting a major influx in takes and haven’t been moving up the ranks much. Jesus. A lot of people have around 6K takes like me
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Level 15
May 4, 2021
Oh wait 'till you see the 100-150 rank gap. I literally had to gain 8,000 takes to go from rank 111 to 110. And don't forget about the 1-2 rank gap, in which you have to gain 5,000,000 takes to go up...