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Add a Quiz Section to IMDb, Allow Users to Make Quizzes.

IMDb already has a Poll area, with polls contributed by users.  This would basically be the same thing, only the users make trivia quizzes!  The quizzes could be for shows, movies, music, celebrities, etc.  It could be along the lines of the trivia on the website of MeTV:  https://www.metv.com/quiz/

I ask that whoever is in charge of the ideas and suggestions on GS seriously consider this.  The quiz questions could be verified to be true so no incorrect information would get out there.  I think it would be a very popular addition to the site and very fun for the users.  

Thank you!

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NarniaisAwesome,

There have been various attempts to have a quiz section for IMDb. This is documentation on the latest attempt by the IMDb Technical Staff. Please note: the links in the document no longer work.

The New IMDb Quiz.docx
https://drive.google.com/file/d/168nDp_aWp0zAml4EeIcjlxQTjKsWZB-1/view?usp=sharing

In principle, having a quiz section is a good idea. Unfortunately, there was not enough interest by prospective quiz authors in 2015 when this was proposed.

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Thank you for answering.  Just so you know, I'm very interested in making quizzes, so if more people are interested too, you should think about bringing the idea back.  Thanks!

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2 years ago

IMDb already has a Poll area, with polls contributed by users
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https://www.imdb.com/poll/
IMDb Polls
IMDb has movie, TV, and celebrity polls.
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2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled "Petition" Add a Quiz Section to IMDb.

Disclaimer: If it is out of line to post a "petition" in GS, I am not aware of it.  This is not meant to put pressure on the IMDb Rep; they can only do what they feel is necessary and possible.

This is a petition for IMDb to add a Quiz Section to their website, with quizzes contributed by users.  As I understand it, this idea was brought a few years ago, but apparently scrapped due to low interest of quiz makers.  If you are interested in authoring quizzes pertaining to movies, shows, music, celebrities, etc, please comment.  Thank you.

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2 years ago

Bump.

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2 years ago

It is an interesting idea. I would probably want to be a part of this.

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Thank you!

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2 years ago

Bump!

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2 years ago

Well, how are you going to set up quizzes and questions that you are likely to answer? Otherwise, what is the fun? :)
E.g. How the system is going to set the right questions in your area of interest, and not mixing it with Indian movies, Russian videogames, German series, Japanese celebrities...?

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Thanks for asking!
If this was a thing, I doubt everybody on GS will make quizzes.  It may just be me and a handful of other users.  There will still be plenty of people to play the games.  As far as having quizzes for everyone's favorites, that could be do-able.  I mean, I'm not really a Game of Thrones watcher, for instance, but there's many who are.  They can do those quizzes.  I can do my stuff: oldies shows, B movies, etc.  :)  If someone makes a GOT or Russian videogame test, I don't have to play that one - people who know of it can.  The quizzes would also probably be approved, so if a quiz idea was too narrow, it could be denied.  Just like the poll suggestions.  Hope that made sense. I guess I just really want this to happen.  :)  Thanks for listening.  

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Ed: Please remove this awful Pink Panther remake from my sore eyes!!! :)

@NIA: OK, sorry, I reread your initial topic, and I thought you wanted system-generated quizzes. My mistake!
Of course, quizzes should be setup and proposed by contributors, to make the questions consistent, challenging and fun.
But from past experience (I was participating heavily to the French cinema newsgroup 20 years ago - gosh, this is prehistoric Internet!!), you have to dedicate a lot of time to make it so!

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Peter Sellers roulz... :)

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Oh Yeah!!! it is currently available on my payTV service, I have it on my watch list. Have not seen it in... pfffff, never mind :)

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Vincent, 
Thanks for your interest in my topic!  I hope this can work somehow.  :)  And yes, Ed, remove PP remake!!!  :D

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Vincent, 
Thanks for your interest in my topic!  I hope this can work somehow.  :)  And yes, Ed, remove PP remake!!!  :D

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I think I have an echo.

I think I have an echo.

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I think I have an echo.

I think I have an echo.

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Okay, that was weird.

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LOL!  Little Anthony Freemont also said he was "a very bad man."  That would be a twist - a Bond villain gets wished to the cornfield!

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2 years ago

This is not my vote on the quizzes matter, but if somehow they happen to work, there could be a place for alive questions. We often have questions here "what a movie is, I don't remember the title...", all of them may be broadcasted in the form of quizzes from GS to IMDb, or the better variant: to provide such feature internally on IMDb (chances are it will greatly decrease the quantity of GS newcomers). At least, this is how I'd like to trasform a trifling thing into something serviceable.

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One more idea for quizzes in general: Quizzed PollsQuiz-Polls.
(It may seem complicated from the first sight...)

Prerequisite ONE. By their structure, polls are open for all voters, including those having no idea about the context of some options.

Prerequisite TWO. Polls are open for all voters, either the question understood for them or not.

The above both are the problem when we need the poll results to be objective as much as possible. To make it objective, let be the poll after pre-quiz. For example:
A) Quiz for the poll-question itself, to be sure for its correct interpretation;
B) Quiz for the plot questions, concerning the optioned movies;
C) Let the poll to be opened to a voter who fulfilled "A" totally and "B" for 80%.

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2 years ago

NarniaisAwesome,

I am sympathetic to your suggestion. When the IMDb polls were removed from IMDb close to seven years ago, members of the IMDb Poll Message board on IMDb had to provide a business case for recreating the polls. The business case included showing that Poll Authors were willing and able to sustain poll creation: http://moviesdailypoll.blogspot.com/

Here are some considerations that IMDb needs to consider when implementing a new or recreating a feature.

1. Is there sufficient interest in the feature to justify the effort in creating the feature?

1a. Will there be sufficient interest in the future to justify creating the feature?

1b. Is there sufficient content to make the feature useful?

2. What resources will it take to create the feature?

2a. How much labor will it take to create the feature?

2b. How much labor will it to maintain the feature?

2c. How much processing time and storage will it take to implement and maintain the feature?

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Dan,
Thank you, that was very helpful.  Not being an IMDb admin/employee (or whatever the job is where you would setup a feature) so I cannot answer all of those questions.  But I know that I as well as a few other users would be more than happy to supply quizzes, and people would probably play them.  Everyone (as far as I know, lol) loves a good, fun pop culture test.  And perhaps, like the polls to my understanding, you must have an account to play them.  So more accounts.  I don't claim to understand all of how IMDb works, but I can assume that getting more accounts are nice.  :)  I believe that this feature would pay off, but of course it's up to you guys.  :)  Thank you for your interest in my topic and reading my posts.

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NarniaisAwesome,

The more that you can demonstrate that there is interest in a trivia feature, the more likely that IMDb will consider implementing that feature.

1. You have a stronger case as more poll authors who respond to this thread and offer to create quizzes.

2. You may wish to create Blogger Account (https://www.blogger.com/) to create prototype quizzes as examples.

3. There is probably web-based software that you can use to host quizzes. One possibility is Google Forms:
https://gsuite.google.com/learning-center/products/forms/quizzes-get-started/#!/

4. It took close to a year of respectful lobbying and demonstrating that the poll authors were able and willing to create and supervise polls for IMDb to implement the current poll system.

5. Poll authors had some distinct advantages going forward. Two poll authors (Peter and I) were established Get Satisfaction Champions. We had an IMDb Message Board dedicated to suggesting and commenting on polls. We were able to demonstrate that poll authors were will and able to suggest viable polls. We were willing to take on the majority effort of administering the polls.

6. You need to ask yourself how much time and effort you are willing and able to provide to suggesting, creating and administering quizzes. If you cannot devote at least 10 hours per week, than your chances of having an IMDb quiz feature is significantly diminished.

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IMDb could should set up
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/polls/
and move all the Polls and Lists there

and
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/quizeses

Keep
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb
for Conversations: Questions | Ideas | Problems | Praise | Announcements

This would not take up space on IMDb computers
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Thank you, ACT_1.  That sounds like a great way to get things organized if they do this.  :)

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Thanks, Ed!  I bet you'd make good quizzes.

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So, Someone - not me - starts a Quiz ...

"Host: Say, kids, what time is it?"

There is a wait time of what 12 hours or  10... 15... 50 replies ? ?

then publish the answer

( https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165594/quotes )

Fun thing about GS if a message gets a Reply or Like
the message can not be edited
so a wrong answer can not be changed to the correct one (*Cheating*)
Look for the word "(Edited)"


Who keeps score ? ?
Who has the Most correct answers ? ?
Dan Dassow, Champion on his own site ? ?

Mr. Smart Person answers with the correct reply (with a Link to source)
and a dozen others copy that for better scores

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Copy of Old IMDb Boads with New entries
https://filmboards.com/

Games: Trivia and Quiz Games
https://filmboards.com/board/5/

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IMDb Games: Trivia & Quiz Games
http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000115/threads/

Wayback Machine
http://web.archive.org/

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000115/threads/

Feb 19 2017
http://web.archive.org/web/20170219205305/http://www.imdb.com/board/bd0000115/threads/


http://web.archive.org/web/*/https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb

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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/
Conversations
All | Questions | Ideas | Problems | Praise | Announcements


Set up
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/quiz (from above)
Conversations
All | Plots | Quotes | Trivia | Locations | ...

Easy to Search with
https://www.imdb.com/search/title


But, Some may vote here for  ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiznos :-(
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Any IMDb Staff reading this ? ?
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