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The Abusive Review Quiz

rated 3.82 / 5 stars
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May 15, 2011 | 9:19 PM EDT
  • Daily 5th Place May 17, 2011

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Author Comments

Take the Abusive Review Quiz and see if you can manage to get 20/20 votes right.

Also, this was a 10 hour challenge.

9 Medals Added, but waiting for approval, I hope they get approved*

EDIT: Made it harder by hiding the score bar and removed the cheat of pressing tab on the "Help" button and clicking the useless button for +1 to the score.
EDIT2: Since medals only appear once, I added a "Resend Medals" button in the Credits. Notice: it will only resend the ones you got after completing the quiz, sorry.
EDIT3: Fixed an issue if you get 0 on the quiz.
EDIT4: Daily 5th!? Thanks to all newgrounders!Also, fixed the replay button which was not appearing and included 2 links to submissions from reviews I took. If you find any more bugs, please PM me.
EDIT5: Medals got Approved, go get 'em!
EDIT6: Fixed a couple of issues with the medals. If you still have issues let me know through a PM.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Also that "Resend Medals" button is a nice touch just in case one might not get medals to appear on page when they should. The only think you could have possibly done is something another user had done earlier and try to make a few different kind of sample reviews along with adding in a random coding that changes between reviews to a new random one rather than the same ones.

The background was a nicely done yet simplistic thing and the medals don't appear to be hard to get .I guess it could be a good starter piece for someone who is not used to flagging reviews or submissions. I think you did a nice job on this one for your first actual game piece.

Overall, good effort, nice medals.

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Hacsev responds:

I also thought of doing that, but I couldn't find a code for it. Something like "Name that Pokemon" flash, right?

Yes, it is a really easy quiz for starters. There is still a secret medal which no one but me has obtained. I won't reveal much, but if you PM me I'll give you 2 hints. Thank you for your review, SCTE3!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Not bad, but difficult to learn from

I like the premise of this quiz: help people figure out which reviews are helpful, useless, or abusive. However, I think you should replace the score bar that you removed, as you mention in your first edit. I (assume) that this quiz is to help people learn, and learning is easiest when the player gets immediate feedback on whether an answer is right or wrong. I know you mentioned that you wanted the quiz to be harder, but that doesn't make a lot of sense if you're trying to teach people: why make it harder on them?

I'm an undergrad in psychology, and I've taken courses in how people learn, so this isn't coming out of the blue.

Thanks for reading ^^

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Hacsev responds:

I decided to hide the score bar because the medals would have been way to easy to get, which was not what I was aiming for. But, yes I agree with your review completely.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Not Bad


Having a quiz like this is alright. The first time, I scored 16/20, then eventually moved up to 19/20. Can't seem to find that last one.

As for the Flash itself:
- On the intro screen - I get the "Loading..." text, but it seems to stay in this mode indefinitely... the loading never seems to finish.
- The backwards Flash logo doesn't look right.
- The music is an ok choice. I really only like the opening melody. Mute is a good option.
- Graphics look ok, but apparently you were going after the NG look, which is fine. The circular buttons look like they have square backgrounds, as you can see that around the corners, and makes them look a little awkward.

On the the content:
- Probably should show more info about each question, such as whether or not it's a game or movie, and probably the rating the reviewer gave as well. Try to make it emulate the actual environment a little more.
- As others have suggested, if we get one wrong, you should show us the correct answer, and why you feel that answer is correct. Apparently, there is one (maybe more) whose correct answer I don't agree with.

Nonetheless, nice Flash, soldier.

- Ziro out.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent quiz!!

Quiz rocks my world!! New quiz, new fun!!!!!!!!!


Rated 3 / 5 stars

I dont' agree with this

Rating reviews is a subjective task based on subjective reviews; IE people giving opinions about opinions. ("Yo Dawg! I heard you like opinions, so I decided to give you an opinion on people giving opinions about opinions!")

Since it's all subjective, you can't just arbitrarily dictate what is "Abusive" and what isn't. The things I consider "abusive" reviews are if someone puts completely worthless information in their review, like gobbledygook or gibberish that has nothing to do with the flash. However, that is relative based on the flash in question. EG: the string of dashes and numbers ...that's a review for Evil-Dog's Punk-o-matic. Someone liked the game, and decided to share their own mix. Nothing wrong with that in my opinion. At least they PLAYED the game, and seemed to enjoy it. No better compliment than to show the artist you enjoyed their work.

Now if someone blasts the flash as being shite, then so be's their opinion. If nobody agrees with the review, they'll down-vote it. If enough folks think it's unwarranted, they'll delete the review. But in some cases, a flash deserves it and it'll get up-voted. In some cases, a flash is complete crap, and you don't want to waste the time bitching about it. So, it's nice seeing someone doing the bitching for you, and you can just up-vote them.

Can the reviews be completely cut-throat at times? Sure. And on the internet, people are prone to extremes of emotion...things are either "ZOMG! TEH BEST!" or "ZOMG! DIS SUXORZ!" But when you look at NewGrounds avg audience demographic (tween/teen hormone-laden males), it's to be expected. Trying to organize and dictate how reviews should be written and rated by folks like this is like trying to herd cats through a meat grinder while being on fire and having your nuts slammed in a door.

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