Getting Published: Daily Dose Edition

Getting your daily dose quiz published…a love story.

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Time and time again when getting Daily Dose quizzes (Missing Word, Word Ladder, and Quick Pick) ready for publish, we find that we have to make many of the same changes. So if you have learned how to create a classic quiz and have reviewed these musings on getting published, it might be time to use the checklist below to get your quiz one step closer to the Sporcle home page.


Title:

If making a Missing Word, add ‘Missing Word:’ to the front of the title, same goes with Word Ladder and Quick Pick.

Category:

Set this to ‘Just for Fun’.¬†We might add some more functionality to the tools here around this in the future. For the time being, all Daily Dose quizzes should be categorized as JFF.

Tags:

Make sure the appropriate Daily Dose tag (e.g. Missing Word) is applied. Also add any relevant or interesting tags to the quiz.

Crosslink:

Set this to another published, related Daily Dose quiz. If you make a ‘Missing Word: 90s Boy Bands’ and we published¬†‘Missing Word: 80s Boy Bands’, link to that.

Comments:

Be responsive to comments and make changes as necessary. If the community has pointed out errors and flaws, be sure to review those comments and update as you see fit.

Duplicate Check:

Check to make sure your quiz hasn’t been done before. Do a search on the site or spend some quality time reviewing quick picks, word ladders, and missing words.

Game Description:

The Game Description (Can you name…) should be something like – ‘Can you name the four-letter words in this song title-themed ladder?’ not like ‘Can you name the four-letter words in this super awesome ladder about music and song titles yay baby!’


Those are the basics. For every Daily Dose we publish we use this checklist. Do you have any suggestions or other best practices? Let us know in the comments.

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