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.
How did you first get involved with Sporcle?
I saw some of my students playing a logo quiz on Sporcle and I was able to answer the ones they couldn’t. I later started playing quizzes on the site and then gave quiz creation a try. Hooked.
Why did you decide to be a curator for your subcategory?
As a Spanish teacher, I inquired about becoming the Spanish curator not long after I started contributing quizzes–but it was already taken. Later I asked for and was given the Hunger Games curatorship. After being given the Spanish curatorship, I was both Hunger Games and Spanish curator for a while. A user contacted me to ask if I would mind giving up the Hunger Games curatorship because he really wanted it. I agreed. Not long after, I was contacted by a Sporcle administrator about whether I wanted to be an editor. So that is where I stand now–Spanish curator and Entertainment editor.
What’s your favorite trivia fact having to do with your subcategory?
There are 21 countries that have Spanish as the official language. This results in rich variation in the language from one country to the next.
Which Sporcle Group do you frequent most often?
I pop in on a lot of different groups that show up on my “New Comments in Groups You’ve Joined.” The ones I frequent most are The Sporcle Editors group and the Sporcle Curators group because they keep me up to date on the latest with my roles as Curator and Editor.
How can Sporclers in your subcategory best contact you?
Sporcle message or the email listed on my profile.
Are there any Sporclers whose quizzes you think merit more attention than they get?
morley518 for lots of good Quick Pick Spanish quizzes and chriskotx who has lots of good Spanish quizzes in general.
Haiku or favorite Dad Joke (or both):
What do you call 4 Mexicans in a leaky boat? –Cuatro Sinko
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.