This is part of Sporcle’s long-running series highlighting 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?
At Christmas time in 2009 my cousin showed me Sporcle for the first time and I was hooked. I created my account in January the next month and have loved it ever since.
2) What are your favorite published quizzes from your subcategory?
In the subcategory of STAR WARS, my favorite published quiz is Star Wars: Close-up by Hejman, but there are so many other awesome quizzes. In THE BIG BANG THEORY, my favorite quiz would have to be Soft Kitty by Platypus222, and all of TBBT published quizzes (there are only about 10, so I hope to see more soon!)
3) What are your favorite contributed quizzes from your subcategory?
Although my subcategories are filled with great quizzes (maybe even some I haven’t found yet), it is hard not to mention FrankenSporcle – Star Wars Edition by MrChewypoo because it is just plain awesome. In TBBT, The Big Bang Theory: Animals According to Sheldon by ac2frank because it is creative and inventive.
4) What are your favorite published quizzes from an entirely different category?
Through the years I’ve been on Sporcle I have found so many awesome quizzes that I could mention here, but I’ll narrow it down to my top 2. In no order, Have You Seen These Animals? by rer2121 and Cascade of Overlapping Clues by survivor both because I can play them many times and enjoy their creativity every time. I highly recommend both of these games.
5) What are your favorite contributed quizzes from an entirely different category?
Once again, I have lots of favorite unpublished quizzes, but Have You Seen This Cat? by druhutch. What an awesome way to honor MrChewyPoo for all the excellent work he has done (including giving me my first EP!)
6) Are there any quizzes you’ve made that didn’t get the attention you were hoping for?
I’ve been extremely lucky to have received the amount of attention that I have on my quizzes, however I would have liked to see Sporcle Goes to Disney do better because I thought it was one of my more creative quizzes.
7) Who’s a user whose games you think deserves more attention?
I wish I could name more, but a few users that I think deserve are GeneralSecura and mk31. GeneralSecura has 245 awesome quizzes and none have been published! He/she is 43rd on the all time user created quiz leaderboard, but has 0 editor’s picks and 1 curator pick. mk31 is relatively new to Sporcle and is on the rise making awesome new quizzes, so keep an eye on him/her!