Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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What does Sporcle mean?
Can I keep track of how I do on the quizzes?
What's the 'Daily Dose'?
Is there a Sporcle app I can use?
The timer on a quiz won't start! What do I do?
What is a Challenge and how does it work?
What is the Quizmaster Score?
What does an Editor or a Curator do? How do I become one?
What are Sporcle Groups?
What constitutes a "friend" on Sporcle? What is the difference between a "friend" and a "follow"?
Does Sporcle use a standard for defining the countries of the world?
What is the Play Streak?

Managing Your Account

I don't have a Sporcle account, do I need one?
Can I change my username?
How do I delete my account?
What is Connect with Facebook?

Sporcle Orange

What is Sporcle Orange?
How do I update the credit card I have on file?
How do I cancel my Orange membership?
Why did my Orange membership expire?
Why is there a recurring charge on my credit card?

Quiz Creation

How do I create image quizzes?
Is there some kind of guide or help file for creating quizzes?
As new Sporcle quiz types come along, are there any guidelines or etiquette I should be aware of when making a quiz?
How do I make a slideshow quiz?
Is there a limit to the number of quizzes I can create?
Does Sporcle have a forum where I can post questions about making quizzes?
How do I make a quiz with wrong answers?
How do I create an audio quiz?
Will my quiz be selected to be featured on the front page of Sporcle?
What does it mean if my quiz is private?
What is a "clickable" quiz?
How do I create bonus/hidden answers?
I have seen quizzes with headings on them, how is that possible?
How do I delete a quiz I have contributed?
I contributed my quiz, but it has errors, how can I fix it?


What is a playlist?
How do I make a playlist?
How many playlists can I create?

Embedding Quizzes

What does it mean to embed a quiz?
How do I embed a Sporcle quiz on my blog or site?
What games or quizzes can I embed?


What is a Showdown?
What is the difference between a Showdown and a Challenge?
What is the Showdown Hub?
What does it mean to 'Party Up'?
How do I play a Showdown against my friends?
What does the number next to my username in a Showdown mean?
Can I make my Showdown plays private?
I found a bug in Showdowns, what should I do?

Pub Champions Trivia League (PCTL)

What is this trivia league all about?
How does our team change our league team name or update our captain’s contact?
What happens if teams tie?
I forgot my League Number how do I retrieve it?
Can our team earn league points at multiple venues on the same night?
Can the members of our team sign up for the league multiple times registering multiple team names?
What happens if my show cancels mid-season?
If I have a missing league score or scoring discrepancy on my venue's scoreboard, how do I have it updated?
Does it cost money to register for the Pub Champions Trivia League?
How are divisions and prize pools determined?
My team plays in the Travel division what does that mean?
What happens if a show starts up after the season has started?
The venue I play at has multiple shows per week. Can I just alternate the days that I play to count?
What incentives do I have to play at multiple shows?
I have an old League or Cash Rewards team number. Do I need a new league team number each season?
Can I just answer a few questions and then leave?

Sporcle Live

What is Sporcle Live anyway?
Can we change our team name?
Is there a team size limit?
How much does it cost to play?

For Bar Owners

How much is Sporcle Live?
What is the commitment? Is there a contract?
What does the bar/venue have to provide? Do we need to have sound equipment?
Anything else I should know?

PCTL Tournaments and Championships

Where are the League Championships going to be held?
Can our team qualify for multiple League Championships in multiple divisions?
My team qualified for the League Championship, do we need to RSVP?
If our team didn't qualify for a Venue Tournament this season can we still participate that same evening for fun?
How many games does our team have to play to qualify for a Venue Tournament?
Why do teams get bonus points during the Venue Tournaments? Do they get them at the League Championships?
What happens if our team is the only qualified team at our venue during Venue Tournament Week 14?

PCTL Bar Hop

What are the maximum number of Bar Hop points our team can earn per evening?
Can our team transfer Bar Hop points to other divisions?

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