Curator Knows Best: Darzlat

(Last Updated On: January 5, 2018)


You may know Bulgaria as Quidditch champs, but on Sporcle this flag signifies hockey expertise.

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 Darzlat, curator for the Hockey subcategory.

How did you first get involved with Sporcle?
Me and a friend of mine were competing to see who could remember the most capitals. One day he sent me his score on Capitals of the World. Needless to say, I’ve been using Sporcle ever since.

Why did you decide to be a curator for your subcategory?
The Hockey subcategory was one of the few without a curator. Sporcle had made me interested in North American sports, so I decided to apply for curatorship.

What’s your favorite trivia fact having to do with your subcategory?
The original Stanley Cup was only seven inches high. That’s about a fifth of its current size.

What are some of your favorite published quizzes from your subcategory?
There are a lot of very good ones, but I would say that my favorite hockey quiz on Sporcle is NHL Teams on a Map. This is the quiz that triggered my interest.

What are some of your favorite contributed quizzes from your subcategory?
Some good contributed hockey quizzes include: NHL Teams Venn Diagram by chaosBEE, NHL Mascot Blitz by Thebiguglyalien, and Real-life NHL Teams by emilymarie07.

What are your favorite quizzes from an entirely different category?
As mentioned earlier, Capitals of the World introduced me to Sporcle. However, my favorite quiz on the site is Countries of the World – No Outlines Minefield by teedslaststand.

Which Sporcle Group do you frequent most often?
I regularly check Badge Talk and Trophy Case and Recognition. It’s great to see people sharing their milestones.

How can Sporclers in your subcategory best contact you?
I can be reached by a private message. I’ll answer as soon as I can.

Are there any Sporclers whose quizzes you think merit more attention than they get?
Sporcle is full of very talented quiz makers. But alinrotundu, geronimostilton and Pastor_Maldonado have made many excellent quizzes, and deserve more credit.

Haiku or favorite Dad Joke (or both):
I enjoy Sporcle.
Playing quizzes is okay.
Making is better.

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Pearl does a variety of media-related tasks at Sporcle, including blog writing, video production, and social media maintenance. She does research on penguins, enjoys snail mucus in her skincare, and once turned herself Sporcle Orange from eating too many carrots.