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Better Know a Curator: skuban

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The Sporcle blog started a new series which highlights some of our hard-working curators. Curators are editors for a specific subcategory, and their diligent work finding great quizzes from their subcategories (and sometimes others) helps to shape the site. We asked our curators to complete an interview of sorts, and we’ll be sharing their responses here on the blog. 

This next post is from skuban, curator for lostoceania, and US Presidents–quite a diverse trio!


1) How did you first get involved with playing Sporcle?
I was sitting in one of my lectures when I looked beside me and saw someone trying to name all 50 states from a map. He was stuck on one, so I helped him out since I had memorized them a few years earlier. I thought it was fun, so I memorized the website and tried it myself at home. What a great decision that was!

2) What are your favorite published quizzes from your subcategory?
For US Presidents, I’d say my favourite is the simple ones: Name the US Presidents both forwards and backwards. I remember trying really hard to get all the Presidents in reverse chronology and was really happy when I got it. So I’d say US Presidents in Reverse is my favourite.

3) What are your favorite contributed quizzes from your subcategory?
For this answer, I have to choose a quiz from my newest subcategory: Lost. It’s a relatively recent quiz, but it’s called Follow that Line: Sawyer’s Comebacks. It really made me laugh out loud. Probably because Lost is my favourite show and Sawyer says some awesome things!

4) What are your favorite published quizzes from an entirely different category?
Countries of the World, Clickable 1-100 Mines, and the original Minefield Puzzle. The first two are amazing challenges to continuously try and tackle, and both are really rewarding when they’re finished. The latter was my first introduction to logic in Sporcle, and really got me interested in the subcategory. It’s a great execution.

5) What are your favorite contributed quizzes from an entirely different category?
I’d say that More Groupings by Countries and Sporcle Made Flags are the ones I enjoyed most.

6) Are there any quizzes you’ve made that didn’t get the attention you were hoping for?
Of course there are. I’d say the one I’m most disappointed about is my How Well Can You See quiz, where the writing becomes less and less visible. It was inspired by AuroraIllumina‘s recently published Color Disconnection quiz formatting.
7) Who’s a user whose games you think deserves more attention?
This is a tough one. I think that AngrySi has made quite a few great football (soccer)-related quizzes, especially for the Premier League. I really like these games. I’m also a big fan of needapausebutton, MovieGuru, and vikZ, who are more site veterans than users who need more attention.

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