The Art of Curating: morley518

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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.

morley518This week, we feature morley518, curator of City.

How did you first get involved with Sporcle?
We first got involved after hearing about it in around Year 7 or 6 at school here in the UK- roughly 11 or 12 years old. Sporcle was regularly played during our some of our classes. From that point on we have been building our periodic table, country and states knowledge, and spent a considerable amount of time being diverted by mental stimulation!

Why did you decide to be a curator for your subcategory?
We decided to try to become a curator in late 2017. This was after we figured it would be interesting to develop our role on the site, after a year of involvement with Sporcle. We wanted to be able to give advice on quizzes and try to promote and champion original quiz ideas. The city subcategory is one we are delighted to run, given its diversity and breadth, and the vast quantity of new quiz-makers it attracts every week. We look forward to seeing more great ideas.

What’s your favourite trivia fact having to do with your subcategory?
Damascus- the capital city of Syria- is the oldest current capital city, having been officially designated as the capital since the year 661.

What are some of your favourite published quizzes from your subcategory?
The ‘Twenty City Snapshot’ quizzes by RobPro are always an enjoyable challenge, and the classic ‘Where Am I in…?’ by bhenderson79 quizzes have always been a favourite of ours. Also, recent publishes for RobFitz’ ‘Absent Letter Cities’ quizzes were certainly thoroughly deserved.

What are some of your favourite contributed quizzes from your subcategory?
One of our favourite series of quizzes is the ‘Sporcling through…’ (such as this one) created by Zipcity, given the depth of knowledge the series tests, while still keeping to the ‘City’ subcategory.

What are your favourite quizzes from an entirely different category?
Hand-Drawn History’ was one of the first quiz series that we remember playing on the site, so it has a special meaning to us, whilst ‘History As We Heard It’ is another of our favourites.

Which Sporcle Group do you frequent most often?
The General Discussion group normally gives you a pretty comprehensive guide as to what’s happening in the Sporcle community, so we spend most of our time browsing that one.

How can Sporclers in your subcategory best contact you?
We are more than happy to respond to quiz makers with genuine queries or quiz suggestions, normally through the site’s own messaging service.

Are there any Sporclers whose quizzes you think merit more attention than they get?
Two Robs- RobFitz and Robzle have been regular contributors to our subcategory, and we always enjoy their creations!

Haiku or favourite Dad Joke (or both):
Haikus can only be
Seventeen syllables so
They are quite diffic.

Thanks for the interview morley518!
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Seven Comments, Seven Days (11/10)

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You can truly find anything across Sporcle’s discussion platforms. Quiz comments, Groups and Bulletins are all home to some of the greatest comments on the internet. Each week, we will select seven comments from across Sporcle that will (hopefully!) brighten up your Monday.

Quiz: Fake Toys VI
MrChewypoo: “The quiz doesn’t accept “Winnie the WTF!!?””

Quiz: Almost Useless Animal Trivia
pixelpotumus: “I think I typed the word “herd” about a dozen times before I realized it said crows not cows.”

Quiz: Could You Be a Wise Man?
ripcity: “And thanks a lot for the gold and frankincense, er, but don’t worry too much about the myrrh next time. All right? Heh. Thank you. Good-bye.”

Quiz: Mixed Loanwords (A-Z)
Spork_L: “Is “GSTAN” purposely missing K, Y, R, Y, and Z? Because I’m feeling a lot of gstan over that …”

Quiz: Miscolored Rhymes
Spork_L: “It’s not easy being casein.”

Quiz: Friends-ified Country Names
The_Kernel: “I was looking for USA under ‘The one with the great wall'”

Quiz: Disguised Definitions
reQuest: “The Bunny Chop… or the Easter Nightmare”

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The Art of Curating: Tom_the_Terrible

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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.

Tom_the_TerribleThis week, we feature Tom_the_Terrible, curator of College and University.

How did you first get involved with Sporcle?
A friend told me about the periodic table quiz, and being a geochemist, I had to try it out right away. From there, I went on to the countries of the world and the rest is history.

Why did you decide to be a curator for your subcategory?
I had been contributing quizzes to Sporcle for a little while, and I was greatly enjoying the community aspect of the site. So, I thought I’d like to become even more involved and decided to apply for the curatorship for College/University – an interesting subcategory with a lot of quality quizzes.

What’s your favourite trivia fact having to do with your subcategory?
The Futurama writing staff held three Ph.D.s, seven masters degrees, and cumulatively had more than 50 years at Harvard University.
The football huddle was invented at Gallaudet University, an all-deaf school, to prevent opposing teams from seeing their hand signals.

What are some of your favourite published quizzes from your subcategory?
These choices are just from since when I became a curator – Real or Phony Harvard Classes by bobinwilder1 is hilarious and School Puns by alirotundu is also good for a chuckle (or an eye roll…)

What are some of your favourite contributed quizzes from your subcategory?
I really like Movie by Graduation Cap by emilymarie07 and gingerlover has a great series of Simpsonized College Conferences (here is an example)

What are your favourite quizzes from an entirely different category?
Mostly the classics – periodic table, countries of the world, capitals of the world, etc. A couple of other quizzes that have stood out to me though are Sharknado and other Unnatural Disasters by scole9179, and the visual word ladders created by bhenderson79, which can be found on this playlist.

Which Sporcle Group do you frequent most often?
General Discussion or Find the Star – although I also like the Contests and Collaborations group for participating in different challenges.

How can Sporclers in your subcategory best contact you?
Sporcle Messaging works great!

Are there any Sporclers whose quizzes you think merit more attention than they get?
There are so many quality quiz-makers on this site – I wouldn’t even know where to begin.

Haiku or favourite Dad Joke (or both):
Dad Joke: Two goldfish are in a tank. One says to the other, “do you know how to drive this thing?”
Haiku:
Five syllables here.
Seven more syllables here.
Are you happy now?

Thanks for the interview Tom_the_Terrible!
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The Art of Curating: FilipinoBreloom

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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.

breloomThis week, we feature FilipinoBreloom, curator of Nintendo.

How did you first get involved with Sporcle?
I first get involved with Sporcle back when I was in 5th Grade. I was trying to navigate in regards to Pokemon since I am into Pokemon walkthroughs on YouTube, but ended up being on this website as I tried to type all of the Pokemon in Generation III. It amazed me that there was also a Geography category, which is my favorite, and I started getting the hang of it. This led me to create my first account in 2011.

Why did you decide to be a curator for your subcategory?
I decided to be the curator for Nintendo because it had been my ‘childhood friend’ when I was young. I played games such as Mario, Kirby, Zelda and Pokemon. Back when I was a curator for Card Games, someone had left a note that the subcategory for Nintendo was open. This caught my attention so I decided to apply for Nintendo curator. When I got a mention from Sporcle, I looked into my profile and was shocked as I was the Nintendo curator. Amazing!

What’s your favourite trivia fact having to do with you subcategory?
The video game company of Game Freak, which supported by Nintendo, was almost in the brink of bankruptcy in the early ’90s. However, when Satoshi Tajiri and the crew came up with the game, which is Pokemon, the company ended up functioning well for 29 years up until now.

What are some of your favourite published quizzes from your subcategory?
I have lots of quizzes that I really adore especially Pokemon ones, but the games that caught my attention are 16 Little Video Games Character Pictograms and 16 Little Pokemon Pictograms, both by bhenderson79, as well as Headless Video Games Characters by Cutthroat. They stand out very well.

What are some of your favourite contributed quizzes from your subcategory?
Ellix‘s Mario’s Jobs by Picture and thebiguglyalien‘s Multi-Category Minefield Blitz: Nintendo are very outstanding as well. Still, I wish to see more quizzes related to Nintendo.

What are your favourite quizzes from an entirely different category?
joeydeka‘s Geographic Minesweepers, esmeyny‘s 7 to 1: One Letter Off and Exodiafinder687‘s Pictured Anagram Pairs made it to my list. They’re all simple, yet amazing quizzes that people need to enjoy. I also enjoy Geography and History quizzes, too.

Which Sporcle Group do you frequent most often?
I like visiting Trophy Case and Recognition to congratulate those people who grabbed one of the Trifectas and The Game Room, to reset the countings to 0 once it reached 100. However, the group I visit the most is Find the Star. I gained a lot of friends – more than ever before – and I discovered a lot of places in just seeing those ravishing guesses, like Qormi or Turku. Be warned, as every hour for me is Tonga Time. ;)

How can Sporclers in your subcategory best contact you?
It’s better to contact me via chat box or private message. Although connecting via comment box can be time-consuming, I can still respond to it.

Are there any Sporclers whose quizzes you think merit more attention than they get?
I would like to give more attention to joeydeka, Pastor_Maldonado and pitchorneirda than what they deserve right now. They create nice quizzes and I’m hoping for their recognition in the future.

Haiku or favourite Dad Joke (or both):
He’s a Pokemon,
He’s FilipinoBreloom,
He plays Pokemon.

What country that is faster than Iran?
Egypt. (E-Jeep)

Thanks for the interview FilipinoBreloom!
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The Art of Curating: Joshie_the_great

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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.

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This week, we feature Joshie_the_great, curator of Letter.

How did you first get involved with Sporcle?
I first found Sporcle as I was browsing the internet with my dad. We were looking for some quizzes that would challenge our intellect (this was in 2009, I was 9 at the time). We came across Sporcle and really liked it because of the quantity of quizzes, especially Sports related quizzes. Up until today I still play Sporcle with my dad on occasion, it’s a good bonding time for us.

Why did you decide to be a curator for your subcategory?
I wanted to be able to get involved with the site a little bit more. Originally, I wanted to curate a subcategory in Sports, but after a while I was drawn to Letter because of the freedom that it would give me. The ‘Letter’ tag can be applied to many different kinds of quizzes, it gives me the opportunity to pick quizzes from all of the categories.

What’s your favourite trivia fact having to do with you subcategory?
The longest word in English which doesn’t use the letter E is floccinaucinihilipilification.

What are some of your favourite published quizzes from your subcategory?
Wow. So many great Letter quizzes to choose from! Well, any one of Flick’s Sporcle’s Easiest (per letter) is fun to play! Another great playlist is alinrotundu’s Letter Sorting Gallery playlist, a lot of excellent content in there!

What are some of your favourite contributed quizzes from your subcategory?
Any one of the Letter Grids by nateeverett are great fun! The entire What the… playlist by BanjoZebra is awesome!

What are your favourite quizzes from an entirely different category?
Really anything related to the MLB (historically or current). Baseball is a passion of mine and I love playing quizzes on MLB’s stat leaders.

Which Sporcle Group do you frequent most often?
I tend to hang around the Sporcle Curators Group or General Discussion. Not much excitement from me here!

How can Sporclers in your subcategory best contact you?
Shoot me a PM on Sporcle! I love seeing message notifications when I log on, it literally makes my day :)

Are there any Sporclers whose quizzes you think merit more attention than they get?
Immediately Pilgab comes to mind. A lot of great stuff coming from Pilgab, I’ll tell you that!

Haiku or favourite Dad Joke (or both):
I’m really horrible with jokes, here it goes – What do you call a man with a rubber toe? Roberto.

Thanks for the interview Joshie_the_great!
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The Art of Curating: millibabe16

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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.

profile picThis week, we feature millibabe16, curator of Young Adult.

How did you first get involved with Sporcle?
I first got involved in Sporcle when I was looking for trivia games about Vampire diaries.

Why did you decide to be a curator for your subcategory?
I love Young Adult Literature and wanted to share my knowledge and love with other people.

What’s your favourite trivia fact having to do with you subcategory? 
Eragon was a originally self-published and has now be re-released by a publishing house and sold 33.5 million copies worldwide. Additionally, Beatrix Potter’s Tale of Peter Rabbit was self-published by the author after she was rejected by publishing houses. She also self-published Tailor of Gloucester after the publishing house wanted to take out parts of the story.

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

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

What are your favourite quizzes from an entirely different category?

Which Sporcle Group do you frequent most often?
Hangman

How can Sporclers in your subcategory best contact you?
By messaging me on Sporcle.

Are there any Sporclers whose quizzes you think merit more attention than they get?
There are plenty of Sporclers who deserve more attention but  I can’t think of anyone in particular at the moment.

Haiku or favourite Dad Joke (or both):
Why did the dinosaur cross the road?
Because the chicken hadn’t evolved yet.

Thanks for the interview millibabe16!
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Seven Comments, Seven Days (11/6)

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You can truly find anything across Sporcle’s discussion platforms. Quiz comments, Groups and Bulletins are all home to some of the greatest comments on the internet. Each week, we will select seven comments from across Sporcle that will (hopefully!) brighten up your Monday.

Topic: Most published users by category!
zalkon2004: “0 Publishes, 0 EP’s, 1 CP – ladies and gentleman, your Holiday editor – zalkon2004.

Qualifications, I scoff at such a notion!

Congrats to those masters of the celebration!”

Quiz: Halloween: Paint a Pumpkin!
buckyjamesdio: “”It’s the Great Turnip, Charlie Brown” just doesn’t have quite the same zing to it, y’know?”

Quiz: A-Z Last Name by First Name: Harry Potter
Hejman: “Saddest part about this is that I didn’t struggle with any of the HP names… but I had to sing the alphabet song twice.”

Quiz: 15 Seconds: 15 Numbers
aksseet: “Just fourteen and fifteen in eight seconds. I should be fine!

Forteen

Fourten

Fourteeen”

 

Quiz: Hot, Warm, Cool, or Cold?
Spork_L: “Poor tepid gets no love.”

gamesmaster@Spork_L Tepid always gets a lukewarm reception.”

Quiz: Solar System Close-Up
@WJB1: Sporclitis: getting Ceres, Io and Europa, but missing Uranus.

dbyeti: @WJB1 – Sporclitis – nodding understandingly at Your comment instead of sniggering that you missed “Uranus”

Quiz: Deleted Wikipedia Articles IV
SomeoneRandom: “Kind of sad that they deleted the ‘List of people shot by sitting U.S. Vice Presidents’ page. It’s probably the only thing that Alexander Hamilton and Harry Whittington have in common.”

Thanks for reading! If you catch a funny or interesting comment anywhere on Sporcle, please message caseyw690 onsite. Until next week, sayonara.

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