Curator Knows Best: shirleyalpha

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There’s no Shirley beta.

When it comes to Sporcle, curators truly do know best. In this blog series, some of the great curators of Sporcle share their expert opinions on curating, top-notch quizzes, up-and-coming Sporclers, and a wee bit of trivia.

This week we feature shirleyalpha, curator for the Quick Pick subcategory.

How did you first get involved with Sporcle?
I started playing on Sporcle in June 2016 and made my first quiz on 3rd November 2016.

Why did you decide to be a curator for your subcategories?
I carried on playing and making quizzes and had my first publish in January 2017. That set me thinking I’d like to become a Curator and I applied for a Curatorship but it went to someone else. Then in June 2017 I was offered the Quick Pick Curatorship.

What’s your favorite trivia fact having to do with your subcategories?
My favourite trivia fact is in a quiz by beforever called Quick Pick ‘B’ Food. I looked up ‘braguette’ and found it is very different from a ‘baguette’ (No Spoilers. Check it for yourself)

What are some of your favorite published quizzes from your subcategories?
I get a real thrill when a quiz I have given Curator’s Pick gets published. A few of these are–
samc67 Quick Pick: Patterns vs Color
filmstudy Quick Pick: ‘A’ Beverages
BanjoZebra Quick Pick: ’70s Question Songs
Grey_Wolf_716 Quick Pick: Flags With the Union Jack

What are some of your favorite contributed quizzes from your subcategories?
One favourite contributed quiz from my subcategory is Quick Pick: Girl You Need a Shot of B12 by chaosBEE.

What are your favorite quizzes from an entirely different category?
My favourite quizzes from a different category are–
Language: Dalek_Harkness German Compound Words Multiple Choice
Miscellaneous: Sindrerise 50 Famous Painters by Painting
Movies: kfastic Movies of 1947
History: needapausebutton Famous from the 19th Century
Geography: Matt US States
History: El_Dandy Profile: Martin Luther

Which Sporcle Group do you frequent most often?
The Sporcle Group I frequent most often is Shameless Promotion I think.

How can Sporclers in your subcategories best contact you?
Sporclers in my Subcategory can message me if they need to get in touch. I would just like to say that I had lots help from other Sporclers when I was a newbie. Special thanks goes to needapausebutton who gave me really detailed feedback and advice on my early quizzes.

Are there any Sporclers whose quizzes you think merit more attention than they get?
One Sporcler whose quizzes merit more attention than they get is nabean with quizzes like Aesculapian Argot – Part 1 and Body Parts, or Roman Place Names? I always enjoy her quizzes even if I don’t get full marks.

Haiku or favorite Dad Joke (or both):
Haiku: One shark said to the
other when eating a clown
fish: this tastes funny

Dad Joke: Why do Norwegian ships have a barcode on the side?
So that when they return to port they can Scandinavian.

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