What To Do and NOT To Do As A Quizmaker
Last updated: Tuesday May 4th, 2021
Hi, everyone! Yako here!
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 bad spot. 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 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
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 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.
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!
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).
Look out for a new Riddle Me This tomorrow! Catch you on the flip side!