Sporcle’s Great Quiz-Makers: ddd62291

On this week’s edition of Sporcle’s Great Quiz-Makers ddd62291, Animation curator and outstanding quizmaster is featured! As we’re all sitting in our houses locked up in quarantine, I hope this is a good read!

What inspired you to make your first quiz?

What inspired me was all the image quizzes I used to play when I started. At the time, only classic and picture boxes were available. Picture Box was difficult and classic was time consuming and when slideshow and map arrived I did a bunch through there and then once picture click came along, it was my favorite type.

What are your interests?

My interests are what I am a fan of on Sporcle and also a long list of subjects I know and like such as superheroes, supervillains, top movies and cartoons ect.

What quiz-makers stand out to you?

The quiz-makers that stand out are mitchellgoosen, beforever, thebiguglyalien and kfastic. There are many others I can’t think of.

What are your favourite subcategories?

My favorite subcategories are Movie Titles, Movie Characters, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, MLB, NFL, The Simpsons, DC Comics, Animation and Cartoons.

If you could be curator of anything, what would it be?

I am already curator for Animation, although if I wasn’t probably Cartoons or Movie Titles.

Anything to Add

My most popular playlists are Movie Title Quizzes, Click the Cartoon Character, DC Picture Finds and my 5 Star Quizzes Playlist.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s edition! To keep up to date, follow us on Twitter and the thread on Sporcle.

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Sporcle’s Great Quiz-Makers: Pilgab

This week Pilgab, curator of World Leaders is featured! It seems as though they’re always on the homepage, but with quality quizzes, it’s well deserved!

What inspired you to make your first quiz?

My first quiz was about my favourite football team. I posted it to a forum.

What are you interests?

I like Movies and many kinds of sport. But I like learning and experiencing new things from many different fields.

What quiz-makers stand out to you?

I enjoy quizzes of my neighbour alvir28.

What are your favourite subcategories?

My favourite subcategories on Sporcle are Soccer, Premier League and Astronomy.

If you could be curator of anything, what would it be?

If I’ll make an application for another subcategory it must be something within my interests and with not too many quizzes created.

What’s your favourite category on Sporcle?

I play Sports, Geography and Movies quizzes the most.

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Sporcle’s Great Quiz-Makers: BoggelTeam

This week BoggelTeam, curator of Mario, Cartoons and Mixed Word, but as we all know by now, this is about quiz-making! With over 800 quizzes made and a quizmaster score of ever 5,000, BoggelTeam is a very successful quiz-maker!

What inspired you to make your first quiz?

I had played quizzes on Sporcle without an account, and it seemed fun to make quizzes. Although my first one was not very good, it was fun to make and I just continued to make more.

What are your interests?

Trivia & learning new things, listening to old and new music and playing all kinds of sports.

What quiz-makers stand out to you?

Sporcle is full of some of the most creative quiz-makers, to name a few: Thebiguglyalien, bhenderson79, pdigoe and Limerick_Man for the mot creative comments.

What are your favourite subcategories?

I’m a little biased towards Mixed Word, Cartoon and Mario, but I also enjoy Clip, Flags and Puzzle.

If you could be curator of anything, what would it be?

I couldn’t be happier with the three I have right now!

What’s your favourite category on Sporcle?

Just For Fun!

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Sporcle’s Great Quiz-Makers: lolshortee

This week lolshortee is featured! One of Sporcle’s Great Quiz-Makers indeed! Also a Moderator and former Editor on the site!

What inspired you to make your first quiz?

I made my first quiz back in August 2010, it’s a Green Day Figure Out The Lyrics. I don’t know what exactly inspired me to make this specific quiz, but I do remember I really enjoyed (and still do) playing lyrics quizzes. Lyrics quizzes seemed simple enough to make, and Green Day is one of my favorite bands so I think I just picked a song and made the quiz.

What are your interests?

If we’re talking about my quiz interests, I like playing image quizzes a lot. I also like clickable quizzes. If we’re not talking about quizzes, I like to bake, read, walk my dog and watch TV. I also like making crafts. I make candles and do some needlepoint.

What quiz-makers stand out to you?

I tend to go for quizzes that have a straightforward concept, so I enjoy a lot of JoeBeta‘s and El_Dandy‘s quizzes. I also like MSUKent, kfastic and Thebiguglyalien. I’m sure there’s a lot of people I’m forgetting, but those are the first that come to mind.

What are your favorite subcategories?

My favorites are Harry Potter, Disney, The Walking Dead, Lyrics, Country Music and the Beatles. If I had to pick just one, I’d pick Harry Potter.

If you could be a curator of anything, what would it be?

Of the current subcategories, I’d pick the Walking Dead. There’s a lot of content that people can make quizzes about and the subcategory isn’t to bog or small for what I would be looking for. This is maybe a cop-out answer, bit if I’m not restricted by current subcategories, I’d want to switch around to whatever my current interest is. Whether it’s the show I’m watching or the book I’m reading or a new musician I found, I’d want to not be confined to a specific subject. I’d probably stick to pop culture, but only because that’s what I enjoy playing the most.

What’s your favorite category on Sporcle?

I like Television and Music best. I also like a good Geography quiz, since I think It’s good knowledge to have. If I had to pick one, I’d pick TV.

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Sporcle’s Great Quiz-Makers: bowsntoys

This week, the amazing bowsntoys is featured! With over 1200 quizzes made at the time of writing, a quizmaster score of an astounding 11,677, a badge named after them and having nearly 300 quizzes published bowsntoys is one of Sporcle’s best quiz-makers!

What inspired you to make your first quiz?

I had read a story about Michael Phelps and wanted to make a Word Ladder quiz about him. This is when making classic quizzes was only an option.

What are your interests?

My interests include reading, rescuing dogs and travelling. I also sell Pokémon and vintage toys on-line and at shows and enjoy estate sales, auctions and yard sales. It’s fun!

What quiz-makers stand out to you?

The quiz-makers that stand out to me the most are gazzso, Hejman, AuroraIllumina and JoeBeta, but there are so many good ones!

What are your favourite subcategories?

I have one favourite subcategory that tops them all! Crossword.

If you could be curator of anything, what would it be?

I was a curator for several years and don’t want to be one again. However, I liked the Daily Doses because it seems as though anyone can make the quizzes. I also enjoyed helping new quiz-makers by fine tuning their word ladders and other quizzes. I’d have felt like a proud aunt when one had gotten published.

What is your favourite category on Sporcle?


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Country of the Week: United States

Well, the USA is a pretty well known country. Here are 5 quizzes to get you through the week and they’re all related to the United States of America!

Countries Far Away – This quiz follows the same pattern as many published quizzes on the site. I just love it!

Presidents – The all time classic quiz, give it up for US Presidents! Was it the first on the site, I can’t remember off the top of my head, but you gotta play this!

States – You guessed right! The classic geography USA quiz is here! A must-play for this week!

Capitals – Another Sporcle classic, a follow up to the previous quiz and if you haven’t earned the badge yet, click on that link over there that says ‘capitals’.

Straight There! – if you stand in California, you and walk straight with a trundle wheel you can measure how many metres to Iran or something like China.

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Sporcle’s Great Quiz-Makers: pdigoe

This week I am happy to tell you that pdigoe, curator for Show, Sports Teams and National Holiday is featured, but as you know this is the quiz-making that gets people featured here! pdigoe is a very experienced quiz-maker with over 120 published quizzes!

What inspired you to make your first quiz?

To be totally honest, the reason that I first started making quizzes was because I wanted to earn all the badges. Looking back on those quizzes, it is fun to see how far things have come, and how much my early contributions need to be re-done.

What are your interests?

 My interests vary wildly. I am really into sports, I love to read and I love the outdoors. I currently have a 12 year old and an 8 year old, so as their interests evolve, so do mine.

What quiz-makers stand out to you?

Recently, LyndonG, jrage2009, RaysRule2010 and ddd62291 have been making quizzes that I really enjoy. That said, I follow a lot of great quiz-makers and really appreciate the opportunity to feature some of their contributions.

What are your favourite subcategories?

My favourite subcategories are Sports Teams, Show and National Holiday, but I might be a bit biased, as I am curator for those three subs.

If you could be curator of anything, what would it be?

Aside from what I already curate, I have always wanted to curate a Religion subcategory. There are a lot of great quizzes in there that don’t get enough attention, since it is not one of the more popular categories. There are so many strong quizzes in there that have yet to be featured.

What’s your favourite category on Sporcle?

Even though I do not curate in this category, I think the quizzes that I appreciate most are in the Geography category. These are the quizzes that first got me hooked on Sporcle. In particular, a buddy of mine and I played Countries of the World dozens of times, long before we created accounts, to see who could get them all first. That’s what really got me hooked.

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Country of the Week: Kyrgyzstan

This week’s country of the week is Kyrgyzstan as voted by my fellow Sporclers over at Sporcle.

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Kyrgyzstan is located in Asia and bordered by Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, China and Kazakhstan. It’s capital city is Bishkek. Kyrgyzstan also has a badge on Sporcle called Bishkek or Bust, which is quite strange as Kyrgyzstan is not a subcategory on Sporcle (although it should be), but who’s arguing, it’s Kyrgyzstan, I believe it’s Sporcle’s favourite country. I remember about 5 years ago, I couldn’t get the spelling of Kyrgyzstan in to my head, but now it’s stuck! Anyway, let’s get your 5 Kyrgyzstan quizzes to play this week ready so you’ll be busy quizzin’ away on your Emirates flight from Dubai to Bishkek!

The Quizzes

Click the Correctly Spelled Kountry – Yeah I’m aware what that says. This quiz may seem ridiculously simple, but it really gets your brain going full speed around your brain’s hamster wheel thing that I don’t know the same of sadly. As I mentioned earlier, a few years ago I didn’t really know how to spell Kyrgyzstan, this quiz helped me out a lot and now I’m a professional at spelling Kyrgyzstan! If you want to complete the quiz, be prepared to donate a few hours of your time, baked with a mix of frustration, anger and a lot of misspelled country names!

Anything but Kyrgyzstan! – You’d think that because it’s Kyrgyzstan week, we’d be making you play quizzes that would have Kyrgyzstan as an answer… right? Well, not for this quiz at least! Naming countries that might be similar to Kyrgyzstan such as their names might be more what we’re looking for in this one!

Kyrgyzstan Is Young! – Well, I guess that Kyrgyzstan must be a young enough country if this quiz is a thing, but there must be some toddler countries out there. If you want to successfully complete this quiz, click that link!

Kyrgyzstan in 1 Minute! – Well, I know it depends where you live, but if you live in a country that begins with a ‘K’ and ends in a ‘N’ and it’s located in Asia, you havent got far to go!

The Kyrgyzstan Quiz – You knew this was coming, didn’t you? Yes you did. I know you did. Of course you did. Well, I think you get the point. The famous standard quiz that you can find when you search near enough any country, it’s the one, the only, the Kyrgyzstan Quiz! I gotta say, when you’re finished with this, you could go on that show called Mastermind and choose Kyrgyzstan as your subject and you’ll win!

Here we see Kyrgyzstan… That’s it.
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The Art Of Curating: Scimitar_2002

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The Art of Curating is a continuation of the Curator Knows Best blog series on the Sporcle Blog. The series features opinions, top-notch quizzes and quizmakers, bits of trivia, and even a joke at the end from Sporcle’s great curators.

This week, we feature Scimitar_2002, curator of Get the Picture and Typing.

How did you first get involved with Sporcle?
Although it wasn’t until April 2018 that I ended up making an account, I actually discovered Sporcle almost a year before that. From what I remember I was just googling for a bunch of MCU and Star Wars quizzes as I was a huge fan of the two at the time (and still am!), and that led me to a few Sporcle ones and after that I just kept coming back for more until I decided I want to make my own quizzes for others like me to enjoy.

Why did you decide to be a curator for your subcategory?
Whilst the format is quite restrictive, the freedom with topic areas was what was really drawing me to it. The variety of topics that can be found in these quizzes make it so much more enjoyable as each one is different from the next. I also wanted to contribute more to the Sporcle community. I liked the idea of rewarding Sporclers for quality quiz-making and also being a mentor to newer Sporclers too.

What’s your favourite trivia fact having to do with your subcategory?

Get the Picture is the newest of the Daily Dose quiz types, having only been launched in January 2019, but it still produces more than 100 quizzes on average each month.

What are some of your favourite published quizzes from your subcategory?
I-Am-Batman‘s ‘Get the Picture: Wizards‘ is a fun one. It brings three of the most popular franchises together into one quiz and is just generally well-made and a unique idea. gazzso‘s GTP World series is also very well-made and a good test of geographical knowledge.

What are some of your favourite contributed quizzes from your subcategory?

KStericker‘s ‘Get the Picture: Forrest Gump, Cpt. Miller, or Woody?‘ is a great one which certainly deserves a publish. BookishGirl98‘s ‘Get the Picture: Flies or Rings‘ brings together two classic pieces of literature and I’m surprised it is yet to be published.

What are your favourite quizzes from an entirely different category?
I love esmeyny’s Clueless Letter Lines quizzes as well as Joshie_the_great‘s Letter Grids. I-Am-Batman‘s Odd One Out: MCU Scenes is also a blast!

Which Sporcle Group do you frequent most often?
Contests and collaborations is arguably the one I spend the most time in. I recently participated in Bratista‘s Chemistry and Elements contest, as well as hosting my own contest in the Get the Picture subcategory back in October for Halloween which ended up being incredibly successful.

How can Sporclers in your subcategory best contact you?
I always check in everyday, so feel free to send me a message to my inbox and I’ll provide feedback and assistance relatively quickly.

Are there any Sporclers whose quizzes you think merit more attention they get?

The two Sporclers who immediately come to mind are spanachan and captain_marvel. They both produce high quality quizzes which I always enjoy playing, but they shockingly only have 4 publishes between them.

Haiku or favourite Dad Joke (or both)
A slice of apple pie is $2.50 in Jamaica and $3.00 in the Bahamas. These are the pie rates of the Caribbean.

Anything else you want people to know?

I’m always happy to give out feedback and advice to anyone, it doesn’t have to be one of the subcategories I curate. My Sporcle door is open to everyone!

Thanks for the interview, Scimitar_2002!
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Sporcle's Great Quiz-Makers: jelroy

As the start of my new blog post series, I’m featuring experienced quiz-makers, curators and whoever I can get my hands on to have an interview. But there’s a twist! Each interview will be different depending on who I’m interviewing because the questions will be unique to them, so you won’t get bored and it will give you something to look forward to every Tuesday!

This week, I’m featuring jelroy who is the Card Games curator on Sporcle. Although at the time of writing, he has no publishes on the site, his talent must be recognised!

I guess this is what it looks like inside your brain when playing Sporcle.

What are your greatest interests on Sporcle?

I joined Sporcle for the Geography (and played nothing else for the first four months I was a registered user). I didn’t begin to really branch out until about a year ago, and now my categories of interest include Just For Fun, Miscellaneous, Movies, Literature, and Gaming, though Geography dominates the list of plays, and comprises most of my quiz creation.

What is the first quiz you played on Sporcle?

The first quiz I played was US States.

What’s your favourite food quiz on Sporcle?

I like the Games by Cupcake quiz as it is fun and creative!

What’s your favourite country quiz on Sporcle?

Definitely Denmark as it is also my favourite country! Denmark has a very interesting history. It was a primary land of the vikings during the Medieval time of Europe, and later part of a Scandinavian union. This union was dissolved and changed and reformed many times over several centuries. They chose to remain neutral through World War I, and later signed a non-aggression pact with Germany in 1939, which Germany promptly broke in 1940 when they invaded, using Denmark as another economic source. Denmark eventually resisted, and managed to evacute the large Jewish population to Sweden who had been able to remain neutral. In 1944, the last of the Nordic unions was dissolved when Iceland became independent. Denmark to this day continues to hold on to Greenland as an autonomous region, and has maintained the same flag since 1219 (making it the oldest continually used national flag).

If you could curate any subcategory (other than your current one), what would it be?

State. Beyond Geography being my favourite category, I would definitely go for the state curatorship because of the large amounts of variation in the quizzes, compared to having a set continent or country. States can relate to any country, and could also be related to population or borders, making it a subcategory with a lot of the best things about other subcategories, all put together.

What is your favourite genre of music?

Film Scores (Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Alan Silvestri, John Williams, etc.)

What quiz-makers stand out to you?

LyndonG, hjckr, PatentExaminer

A little summary of yourself.

Mostly inactive until nine months ago. Curator of Card Games, unofficial editor of the Sporcle Wikipedia Page, and grammar nazi.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s edition and I’ll see you next week!

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