Archive for September, 2012

September 28th, 2012 | No Comments »

Many of you already know the great work that Qlockwork and his tech team do behind the scenes. Here are a few of their lastest enhancements:

  • Grouping the “Star Rating,” “Add to Favorites,” and Facebook “Like” widgets together and moving them to the top of quizzes and stories.
    We felt the old “Ratings” box was too buried, and users weren’t using it much. We encourage all Quibblonians to rate when they finish taking a quiz or reading a story. Rating helps good pieces to stick around, and poor work to drop off the radar so please use this rating widget every time you finish a quiz or story!
  • Fixed an issue where “Favorites” were not being updated correctly
  • Fixed how the “previous” and “next” buttons were being displayed in some instances
  • Fixed how the “language” was being set for stories and quizzes
  • Fixed how the “Share This” overlay was displaying

And I don’t know if we officially told everyone that Qlockwork completed a complex upgrade of Quibblo’s servers recently, so pages on the site are displaying much more quickly than before.

Thanks, Qlockwork and team, for the work you do to keep this site running smoothly! (Quibblonians, if you want to thank the tech team yourself, give Qlockwork a shout-out on his profile!)

September 26th, 2012 | No Comments »

Quiz Contest 3Here’s this week’s quiz topic. We choose the winners on Monday so start creating!

The Voice and X-Factor are off and running! Create a star-worthy quiz (minimum 5 questions) that tells us something we don’t already know about these shows, the songs, past or present judges, or past or present contestants. Make us fall on the ground with envy!

Give it a descriptive title (not “Quibblo’s Contest” or similar), tag it with QC3, and share it with all your friends, both on and off Quibblo. Next Monday, we’ll select 3 winners to showcase on the Quibblo home page. Create your own quiz now, then read, rate, and comment on the latest quiz entries.

Deadline: 11:59 pm (EST), Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. See our blog post on how winners are selected.

Quiz Contest #2 Winners (see topic)

What Does Your Locker Say About You?
(by clase_de_2013)
Your School Self
(by HeyHiThere)
Do You Pay Attention in Class?
(by Snow_Is_In_My_Blood)

(By the way, Quibblo Story Contest #3 is still going on but will be ending this weekend. Make sure you read and rate the current story entries.)

September 19th, 2012 | 2 Comments »

Quibblo Story Contest #3Time to get creative! For this contest, write an awesome, complete story (600 words or more) around this topic:

As a twist on “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” write a first-person account of freshman year in high school, but… from the point of view of an inanimate object.

Give it a compelling title (don’t include “Quibblo’s Contest” or similar), tag it with SC3 and share it with all your friends, both on and off Quibblo. On October 2, we’ll select three winners to showcase on the Quibblo home page. Get started now!

Deadline: 11:59 pm (EST), Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.

Story Contest #2 Winners

Singer in the Shadows
(by PotterForeverAndAlways)
Books, Pressure And Jealousy
(by IAmTitanium)
A New Kind of Notebook
(by JadesFlame)

See our original blog post for the details on how winners are selected.

September 18th, 2012 | No Comments »

Thanks to everyone who wrote and submitted stories over the last two weeks! There were lots of great entries and were fun to read. The following, in no particular order, are the winning entries:

Singer in the
Shadows

(by PotterForeverAndAlways)
Books, Pressure And Jealousy
(by IAmTitanium)
A New Kind of Notebook
(by JadesFlame)

Congratulations to the winners, and kudos to all the participants! We’re starting Story Contest #3 on Wednesday, September 19, so get ready to write again!

See our original blog post for the details on how winners are selected.

September 17th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

Thanks to everyone who submitted a quiz last week! As usual, there were lots of great entries and we could choose only three. The following, in no particular order, are the winning entries:

What Does Your Locker Say About You?
(by clase_de_2013)
Your School Self
(by HeyHiThere)
Do You Pay Attention in Class?
(by Snow_Is_In_My_Blood)

The winners of Story Contest #2 will be announced Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

See our original blog post for the details on how winners are selected.

September 12th, 2012 | No Comments »

Quiz ContestHere’s this week’s quiz topic. We choose the winners on Monday so get started now!

Create a cool quiz (minimum of 5 questions) around something school-related: Classes, friends, fashion, sports, activities, food. Make it original and interesting!

Create an original title (without “Quibblo’s Contest” or similar), tag it with QC2 and share it with all your friends, both on and off Quibblo. Next Monday, we’ll select 3 winners to showcase on the Quibblo home page. Read, rate, and comment on the latest quiz entries or create your own quiz now!

Deadline: 11:59 pm (EST), Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. See our original blog post for all the details.

September 7th, 2012 | 3 Comments »

We’ve heard from many Quibblonians that they wanted better feedback when trying to save a story that is marked as having inappropriate content. Well, Qlockwork and his team worked their usual magic and came up with a great solution! Now, when questionable words or phrases are in your story, you’ll see exactly which ones you need to change.

No need to hit your head against the wall because you can’t find a problem word. Instead, use that extra time and energy to thank Qlockwork on his profile page! (“Ragamuffin” is perfectly acceptable, by the way.)

September 5th, 2012 | 2 Comments »

Storywriting ContestLove writing? Itching to be creative? Write an awesome story (600 words or more) around this new topic:

A well-known band (or author/musician/actor) is enjoying great success, but there is a lesser-known sibling in the background who is not getting the full credit they deserve.

Create a compelling title (and don’t include “Quibblo’s Contest” or similar), tag it with SC2 and share it with all your friends, both on and off Quibblo. On September 18, we’ll select 3 winners to showcase on the Quibblo home page. Read and rate the latest entries, and then create one of your own! (See this blog post for full details.)

Deadline: 12 noon (EST), Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.

Story Contest #1 Winners

Expedition 101 (by Head_Heart_HP)    iZone 2022 (by AnneChocolate)    Society Lost (by Phoenixgirl8898)

Quiz Contest #1 Winners

Which Role Do You Play in the New
Hunger Games Movie?
(by Alily)
Playing with Fire
(by SignCrazy)
Catching Fire Tribute Casting
(by danielle6060)

September 4th, 2012 | No Comments »

Story and Quiz Contest WinnersWe had many excellent entries for both Story Contest #1 and Quiz Contest #1 so it was not an easy decision… and a few good stories weren’t finished by the deadline. Congratulations to everyone who submitted an entry! We love your creativity and enthusiasm.

Story Contest #1 Winners

Expedition 101
(by Head_Heart_HP)
iZone 2022
(by AnneChocolate)
Society Lost
(by Phoenixgirl8898)

Quiz Contest #1 Winners

Which Role Do You Play in the New Hunger Games Movie?
(by Alily)
Playing with Fire
(by SignCrazy)
Catching Fire Tribute Casting
(by danielle6060)

See our original blog post for the details on how winners are selected.

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