JetPunk Change Log

Sometimes we change the way things work on JetPunk. Here's a place to make a note of these changes. Click on each month to expand or collapse the changes for that month.
May 2024
May 4th - Daily Trivia
You may have noticed the new Daily Trivia challenge on the front page. Here's a brief blog article about the new feature.
February 2024
February 27th - New Badge

Check out our newest badge: The Greece Badge.

February 21st - Click Map Columns

Click Map quizzes now have the option to use multiple columns instead of a single scrollable column. Example: Europe Map Quiz

January 2024
January 30th - New Badge

Check out our newest badge: The Africa Badge.

January 21st - Element Renaming

A long overdue change, the Elements of the Periodic Table quiz has finally been updated to use the official IUPAC names for elements. The only change for most featured quizzes was "Cesium" to "Caesium".

January 19th - Various Changes

Albanian and Picard have been added to the Countries by Language list!

Quizzes which you have given a spotlight award to are now visible on the Your Favorite Quizzes page.

Series can now be created with non-latin character names (e.g. Chinese or Japanese names)

January 11th - JetPunk 'Wrapped'

The closest thing JetPunk has to a personalized "Spotify Wrapped"! See what it's all about here: Your JetPunk Quiz Report 2023.

January 1st - Word of the Day

For all of 2024, enjoy a "Word of the Day" on JetPunk at the bottom of each quiz page!

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101 Recent Comments
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Level 59
Apr 20, 2024
Showing the average time taken for those that completed
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Level 65
Apr 20, 2024
Yes I've often thought about that. Perhaps next to the info box showing answer stats at the end of a quiz (41/50, beat 88%, high score 41, etc) there could be a time stats box (time used, best time, average time used, faster than %, etc.)

Also is the times taken counter on thr user profile new?

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Level 59
Apr 21, 2024
yea thats new
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Level 65
Apr 22, 2024
I like it
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Level 58
Apr 23, 2024
The "About us" page needs to be updated, its over 900 million takes now.
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Level 68
Apr 23, 2024
This is now done, thanks
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Level 61
Apr 24, 2024
Is it possible to increase the limit of a randomized quiz, so a flag quiz has random orders every time?k
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Level 59
Apr 24, 2024
also maybe some "always appear" questions on random quizzes
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Level 54
Apr 24, 2024
I typed the name of Paris and London before the map was loaded(Internet is slow here) and the cities didn't turn green altough I typed the correct answer and it accepted it. I don't think that this also happened before. Can it be fixed although it is not a major bug and it occur only when you have slow internet connection.

Here is the link of picture

https://ibb.co/zsgkwBy

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Level 68
Apr 24, 2024
There is nothing we can do about this. We already prevent starting a quiz before a map has loaded, but we can't detect when it's been loaded onto the page or not, so if your connection is very very slow it can cause problems to start a quiz between then.

It also has no effect on the scores, only the map will visually not have the class applied to the earlier answers.

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Level 54
Apr 24, 2024
Ok, Thanks
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Level 51
Apr 24, 2024
Have you considered an option to make pie charts?
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Level 68
Apr 24, 2024
It's on the long to-do list.
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Level 51
Apr 25, 2024
awesome
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Level 59
May 28, 2024
pie charts aint it, those only allow you to display like 10 pieces of info before even hawkeye cant see it. so that would be a very boring and small chart
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Level 59
Apr 25, 2024
Do not allow a user to see the answer stats page while the quiz is running
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Level 69
Apr 25, 2024
I don't think anti-cheat is much of a problem. They could always open the quiz in another tab and give up, or Google the answers, or look at the source code...
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Level 65
Apr 26, 2024
Yep I discovered the answers in the source code thing not to long ago while poking around with the developer tools. Funny
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Level 59
Apr 26, 2024
just cuz theres 12 smuggling routes doesnt mean a government shouldnt close one

i love neoproverbs

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Level 65
Apr 27, 2024
Make a neoproverb blog, please. We need it.

#neologismsforever

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Level 59
Apr 27, 2024
Another i once said was something along the lines of “if a lifeboat is stuck you dont leave it and flee with the rest, you keep sawing at the rope”
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Level 60
Apr 30, 2024
I don't think that's the point. I feel like if people are going to cheat on for-fun quizzes online, then there's really no way or reason to stop it, and it's not worth Stewart's effort to spend time and effort trying to implement an ineffective anti-cheat.
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Level 59
Apr 27, 2024
Is it permissible for one user to have two accounts? I want to make a specific account for a long quiz series (1000 quizzes?) kinda like we have SportsPunk and whatever. If I am to make it I might need to transfer some quizzes to there. I'm still thinking about it
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Level 68
Apr 27, 2024
Yes you can have one user with multiple accounts. For example RJ has "RLJ" for English and "ArjayPL" for Polish.
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Level 59
Apr 28, 2024
Since the nomination limit is 100 question, but this cuts out many good quizzes, perhaps increase to 150 questions for quizzes that dont have countries in the title. This way “countries by x” quizzes can still be avoided, and it can be more lenient towards some quizzes. Ofcourse, dont disclose that that is the reason, to stop people from adding spacies between countries and other shenanigans.
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Level 59
May 26, 2024
So how about this?
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Level 68
May 26, 2024
Changes to nominations are not happening.
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Level 59
May 28, 2024
aight! someone told me that there was going to be an official blog on nominations, is that true? thanks!
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Level 68
May 28, 2024
I had planned it for the start of the year, and I still want to do that, but I have yet to have the time to actually think about it and write it. It's been a very busy year for me (hence why there's not much new stuff on JetPunk)
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Level 60
Apr 30, 2024
I saw on the SVG Guide that the "svg-hidden" class can be used to hide a path until guessed, but is there a similar class for hiding a path when guessed? I did see the CSS code, but the code seemed to only work for all paths, whereas I want half of my paths to vanish and the other half to appear.
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2024
If you give every path you want to vanish afterwards a common class, e.g. "vanish", then the css selector of ".vanish.svg-correct" will select all those which are guessed and have that class.
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Level 60
Apr 30, 2024
Awesome, thank you so much!
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Level 60
Apr 30, 2024
The SVG Troubleshooting guide says "We have a maximum of 830 pixels wide and 600 pixels wide." I think the second one should say high, not wide.
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Level 68
May 1, 2024
Thanks
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Level 59
May 1, 2024
Hey Stewart! Could you please move the quizzes in this series (https://www.jetpunk.com/create-series/series-2) to this account? (https://www.jetpunk.com/users/mandalampicchi)
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Level 68
May 1, 2024
I have done it. The series is now here: Here
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Level 59
May 1, 2024
Thanks!
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Level 60
May 2, 2024
Is JetPunk glitching for anyone else?

- Every time I make a comment or like a comment, it goes through, but says Unknown error occurred.

- This only occurred once, but a strip at the top of the page reads "object(stdClass)#226 (6) { ["pageType"]=> string(4) "quiz" ["pageId"]=> int(1492066) ["pageOwner"]=> int(1306568) ["pageUrl"]=> string(0) "" ["language"]=> string(7) "english" ["disabled"]=> bool(false) }".

- Nominations and giving quiz ratings work fine for me.

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Level 68
May 2, 2024
Seems a small change was made on the backend which broke things. I have fixed it.
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Level 58
May 2, 2024
Yep it was glitching for me too
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Level 65
May 2, 2024
Same
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Level 59
May 2, 2024
Suggestion: maybe add "Pt. Vila" as a standard type-in for "Port Vila" (capital of Vanuatu). I think this is sensible because "Pt. Louis" (Mauritius capital) and "Pt. Moresby" (Papua New Guinea capital) are already accepted as standard type-ins.
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Level 68
May 3, 2024
Done
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Level 60
May 4, 2024
Not a fan of the new comments thing, but the trivia is pretty cool.
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Level 59
May 4, 2024
im not a fan that the buttons now just text that says show comments lol its kinda hard to see and a miss the darker græy background
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Level 54
May 5, 2024
The button was cool. It would be good to get it back.
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Level 59
May 5, 2024
Crazy how JP has the 7 continents quiz but not the 5 oceans quiz
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Level 69
May 5, 2024
There is one. Multiple, in fact. It's just not featured…
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Level 59
May 5, 2024
Desperately needed!
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Level 54
May 6, 2024
The "Add comment" button doesn't show up at interesting facts page 194 when the comment section is opened. At least I can't find it.
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Level 65
May 6, 2024
just came here to say the same thing. actually, i think it's like that on all the Interesting Facts pages. Button only shows when comments are closed
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Level 60
May 6, 2024
Would it be possible to add a search feature on the interesting facts page to be able to search the fact number? For example, searching 279 would bring up fact 279.
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Level 68
May 6, 2024
There already is a search feature... It's the blue Search All button. But admittedly you can't search by number. Mainly because numbers are easy to find by modifying the url to go to the right page (N / 5 rounded up, so 279 is page 56)
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Level 59
May 7, 2024
wouldnt it be rounded down?

79th fact would be 15.8 (4th fact on page 15).

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Level 68
May 7, 2024
No, because 9th fact is 4th of page 2. 1.8 needs rounding up.
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Level 59
May 8, 2024
I see! I guess I’dn’t considered the first page is 1 and not 0 lol
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Level 51
May 7, 2024
What are the official rules for using (parts of) an svg of a featured quiz for a quiz of your own, provided the quiz concept is substantially different and the author is credited? and when i upload a custom svg, the borders appear thinner than in the inkscape editor
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Level 60
May 8, 2024
For the former, I don't think there are any restrictions on reusing SVGs from featured quizzes.
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Level 61
May 7, 2024
Why is Ontario's type in on the quiz listed as a Regex, but it's just ^ONTARIO?
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Level 59
May 8, 2024
because we like regex
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Level 61
May 10, 2024
Also I'm having loads of trouble porting answers. I don't know what to do. What am I doing wrong?

This is what it looks like

HINT HINT ANSWER

Province/Territory Approximate Population First Nation

AB 1,909 Alexander

AB 2,036 Alexis Nakota Sioux

AB 1,303 Athabasca Chipewya

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Level 68
May 10, 2024
Most likely your columns are not tab delimited. The date needs to be copied from a spreadsheet to make sure the space between columns is a TAB.
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Level 61
May 11, 2024
nvm i got it i was just a moron
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Level 59
May 14, 2024
Suggestion: Maybe add a "Hide Map" toggle on quizzes (not click-map quizzes) with SVG maps. On some quizzes, I sometimes see people complain that the map makes the quiz too easy or defeats the point of the quiz.
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Level 59
May 14, 2024
This quiz is an example of where this feature would work well - people who think the map defeats the quiz's purpose can simply hide it
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Level 65
May 14, 2024
button returned! in a new form but it's our beloved button!
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Level 65
May 14, 2024
I like the new thing, but, I will nitpick and say I think something about the button should change when you click it. Maybe like the arrow goes from “>” to “v” when opened, or it changes to “Hide Comments”. Anyways, I think it looks much better, so very cool, Quizmaster
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Level 51
May 16, 2024
How about a comment section for the word searches? its one of the few places on JP where you cant comment
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Level 68
May 16, 2024
There's intentionally no comments on word searches, because it clutters the page and makes it less nice for the general public
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Level 51
May 17, 2024
Okay, what about profile descriptions where you can kind of tell whoever views your profile about yourself, what types of quizzes you make, what topics youre interested in. The only downside i see potentially is bots using the descriptions to promote nsfw websites, a problem that every major social media has. Also, a DM feature would be awesome. If DMs are too hard to moderate, maybe a user talk page, like in wikipedia (that is, if i understood wikipedia's concept of user talk pages correctly) so basically a page for every user where any other user can talk to them via publicly visible comments or ask them things like if they can use a SVG the user made.
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Level 65
May 17, 2024
Flamewars imminent
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Level 69
May 18, 2024
Porn bots have sent me links through friend requests before. Unless there really are interested 21-year-olds in North Carolina. :P
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Level 68
May 18, 2024
Yes it happens sometimes. We have done what we can to stop it in the past but bots always slip through.
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Level 60
May 20, 2024
On JetPunk? That’s alarming.
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Level 68
May 21, 2024
It's not just JetPunk, these things happen on all sufficiently large websites as they're easy targets. JetPunk even more so because it has a large amount of user interaction and customization.
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Level 51
May 25, 2024
Not just large websites. I once saw nsfw bots on a lesotho government census website💀
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Level 59
May 28, 2024
based lesotho (census part) 🇱🇸
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Level 74
May 20, 2024
If I'm trying to make a quiz that has random cities on a map, how do I make it so that the possible answers that are not selected do not appear on the map? Right now the selected answers are in black, and I want it to do something like this quiz: https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/246906/random-world-cities-on-a-map
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Level 68
May 21, 2024
< style>.zoomable-circle { visibility: hidden; } .svg-holder .random-svg-highlight { visibility: visible; fill: #ff9900; } < /style>

Use that CSS above. It makes every circle hidden by default and then only makes the relevant circles visible during the quiz. Assuming the cities all have "zoomable-circle" class (which they would if it was created using JetPunk's dot placer)

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Level 74
May 21, 2024
Thanks!
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Level 65
May 23, 2024
Should the DTC count toward streaks? Sometimes I come on, play the DTC, edit some blogs, maybe post on the Interesting Facts pages, then leave again and lose a streak because I did no quizzes.

I just realize this sounds kinda like "i lost my streak, change the rules" but that wasn't really my idea.

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Level 68
May 23, 2024
It will do eventually, but it's not something that's currently being worked on, and certainly would not be backdated.
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Level 59
May 24, 2024
It isn't possible to report charts
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Level 68
May 25, 2024
It doesn't need to be
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Level 59
May 25, 2024
https://www.jetpunk.com/users/saveourplanet/charts/animal-attacks-in-oregon-2024

Idk if this crosses any rules but this is what I wanted to refer to

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Level 68
May 25, 2024
Yeah it's a bit strange, I've hidden it now.
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Level 59
May 27, 2024
https://www.jetpunk.com/users/saveourplanet/charts/report-oregonian-easter-egg-hunt-statistics-2024

This one too i think is weird

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Level 59
May 25, 2024
I can't put జనాభాశాస్త్రం in my blog name, its the latest one im working on, i mean to put it after the -
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Level 68
May 25, 2024
Titles are limited to 70 bytes in UTF-8 encoding. Usually, this means 70 characters. However, some characters have a longer byte encoding in utf8, for example emojis constitute 2 bytes, and in your case Telugu characters constitute 3 bytes, but so does each additional marking. So in fact the whole thing you said takes up 78 bytes, which is too long already. So I'm not surprised it wont be work.

I don't know if there's anything I can do about this.

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Level 59
May 25, 2024
If titles are limited to 70 bytes (usually chars), how can people expand their titles through the inspect? I tried and it didn't work in this case. And how is my title already over the limit lol.

Now imma see how to shorten my title

aight I made it నూట నలభై నాలుగు ప్రజలు - భారత జనాభాశాస్త్రం, how many is that?

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Level 68
May 26, 2024
Sorry I was slightly mistaken. 70 is the limit imposed by the quiz editor, which can be bypassed. 250 is the hard limit of the database for titles, so beyond that has to be cut.

The one you provided is 232 bytes, so just under the maximum possible.

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Level 59
May 26, 2024
Ahh I see. How much was “నూట నలభై నాలుగు ప్రజలైన భారతదేశం - జనాభాశాస్త్రం”

Are there other types of encoding that allow for higher hard limits? And do you ever change the title of a quiz that bypassed the limit?

ps. after testing if the name is too long if the word “copy” is added to the end, it will run into an error copying

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Level 68
May 26, 2024
That one is 260 bytes.

There are other encodings yes, for example utf16 and utf24. But the database for JetPunk is utf8 so there's physically no way to change it.

Similarly, the limit is a hard limit in the database, not something that can be bypassed. In fact this is why copying doesn't work, because it tries to update the title and then add the quiz to the database and it returns an error because the encoding is too long.

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Level 59
May 26, 2024
I see.

Funnyly I think క క్ర క్రా is 3, 6, and 9 bytes despite its looking pretty similar to a human. Funny thing. Thanks for letting me know!

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Level 65
May 27, 2024
Hey Stewart, I just made this quiz, but some of the tiny countries are impossible to see when they're highlighted. I cannot find an option for adding the circles for micronations or the dots for missing countries. Is there anything you or I could do to solve this?
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Level 65
May 27, 2024
Currently I have just removed from the quiz some of the Caribbean and European micronations
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Level 68
May 28, 2024
You could download the map, open inkscape and add circles manually.

Or you can just play the identical featured version of this quiz: World Map Quiz

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Level 59
May 28, 2024
Hi Stewart! So JP requires some level amount to make quizzes right? I think that level should be for each featured language. Like if you have the amount needed in english, you can only make english quizzes and other languages. If someone can’t even do like 15 quizzes in the language they’re about to translate to, it wont be a great translation.
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Level 68
May 28, 2024
There is no level requirement to make quizzes. It was briefly introduced a long time ago, and then quickly rescinded due to complaints from Teachers and such who wanted to create quizzes for students.
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Level 50
May 28, 2024
Can we have the ability to put charts in a series?
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Level 68
May 28, 2024
Charts are not used enough to justify work