The Sporcle blog is running a series to highlight 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’re sharing their responses here on the blog.
1) How did you first get involved with playing Sporcle?
I frequently visit Ken Jenning’s blog, and on one post, he mentioned a quiz website called Sporcle. I clicked on the link, & a few quizzes later, I was hooked.
2) What are your favorite published quizzes from your subcategory?
Pixar: Woody’s Pull-String Quotes
3) What are your favorite contributed quizzes from your subcategory?
4) What are your favorite published quizzes from an entirely different category?
5) What are your favorite contributed quizzes from an entirely different category?
The unpublished sequels to ‘Laddyrinth Adventure’ & ‘The Great Sporcle Mystery’ & some other logic puzzles (mainly MovieGuru’s)
6) Are there any quizzes you’ve made that didn’t get the attention you were hoping for?
I think that all the quizzes that I’ve made have gotten a fair amount of plays. Now, as far as getting ‘picked,’ there is one that comes to mind: Pictorial Song Titles. I thought it would be a great idea, & the 72 players of it agree, but it never really took off. Another quiz similar to the fate of this one that I’ve made is No If’s, And’s, Or Buts. However, I’ve gotten a nice amount of Curator Picks, Editor Picks, & publishes, & am grateful for those. It’s just that I thought those two would do well.
7) Who’s a user whose games you think deserves more attention?
I agree with vikZ that skuban and Treverbeast454 need a little bit more attention. Another one is Spacemaniac. He’s/She’s only made one quiz in my subcategory (Follow That Line: Finding Nemo), but, looking at his/her other quizzes, I know that he’s/she’s a pretty good quizmaster, and he/she definitely deserves more attention (only has one published quiz.) *Editor Note: Since this post was written, Spacemaniac’s published quiz count has risen to 13.