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The Retirement of the Mixed Word

It’s the end of an era on Sporcle. As many of you may have noticed, we’ve removed Mixed Word quizzes form the Sporcle’s Daily Dose. On Sporcle, Mixed Word became a daily Sporcle feature (and soon thereafter its own IOS app) in Fall 2010. Since then it has been featured every day, amounting to a genre of hundreds of quizzes. Sadly, all good things must come to an end (we still miss Arrested Development). While we realize some of you loved the Mixed Word, there weren’t enough people with an interest in playing them daily to warrant the amount of time and effort that went into creating them every day.

The good news is that there are still 11 game packs for the Sporcle app, and hundreds of Mixed Word quizzes on Sporcle.com (http://www.sporcle.com/games/subcategory/mixedword). So if you love Mixed Words, there still are lots and lots of games to play. Also, users are still free to make more Mixed Words on their own for other Mixed Word devotees on the site. We know Sporcle users are phenomenally creative, and if you really don’t want to see Mixed Words decline then make some on your own, or encourage others who’ve made really great ones to make more!

As a parting gift, we have updated the app with a no-timer option, so you can take your time when playing through the hundreds of Mixed Words you have yet to go through!

As Sporcle changes and develops, we’ll always try and provide relevant and fun content for the Sporcle community. While some things are left behind as we move into the future, we’ll always strive to keep the site informative, fresh, and entertaining.

Last updated June 15, 2012. This entry was posted in News. Bookmark the permalink.

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4 Comments on The Retirement of the Mixed Word

  1. I have enjoyed word ladders and other Sporcle games for years and suddenly I am getting “excluded from game” notices and not being allowed to play. Can someone explain? I miss Sporcle! Is it a problem with my computer rather than Sporcle?

  2. Are there any plans to replace Mixed Word with a different Daily Dose quiz? My vote is for a daily This or That if there is any possibility. That would be good.

  3. I agree with Bazmerelda. It would be great if they could add a different type of quiz to the daily dose to replace Mixed Word. I would vote for adding Clickable quizzes.

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