When we released the new wrong answer features last month we had a few ideas for how users might take our tools and make some quizzes out of them. We were pretty sure that Drug or Pokemon was going to be a big hit and a fun challenge for users. What we didn’t exactly anticipate was the the rush of landmine and minefield quizzes that have been dominating both the front page and our user created section over the past couple of weeks.
We’d like to give credit to former editor puckett86 for creating the format on our site, as well as kcostell for creating Most Populous Nations Minefield which after being out for only a few weeks has surpassed 250,000 plays. We’ve also created the minefield tag on Sporcle in order to help keep this format organized. Of course, with popularity comes parody, so why not try taking the ‘Mime’ field or the Seinfeld Minefield quizzes if you’re looking for something different.