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Quizilla is a website for user generated content. It originally started as a website for quizzes, such as personality quizzes. Many users were posting "quizzes" that were actually chapters of fan fiction, so a legitimate section for stories was added even though it is not always used. In 2005 and 2006, the website underwent multiple major changes and additions, including a section for poems and lyrics. On October 16, 2006, Viacom's MTV Networks announced it had bought Quizilla for an undisclosed sum of money.[1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A personality quiz is a series of questions (usually multiple-choice) that intends to reveal something about the person who answers them. ... Fan fiction (also spelled fanfiction and commonly abbreviated to fanfic) is fiction written by people who enjoy a film, novel, television show or other media work, using the characters and situations developed in it and developing new plots in which to use these characters. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... MTV Networks is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operation of many TV network and Internet brands, including the first MTV channel. ...

Contents

Timeline

  • The site was created on August 4, 2002.
  • In late July 2005, the site got a new design with a red background. (It originally had a blue-and-white design.)
  • A game page was added, which included puzzles and a Napoleon Dynamite-themed hangman game.
  • A new section for poems was made in October 2005, in addition to the quizzes and stories.
  • Also in October 2005, a journal feature was introduced.
  • Horoscopes were made available on Quizilla in October 2005.
  • Zillapedia, where users could define words and create encyclopedic entries, was also a new addition in October 2005.
  • Quizilla Shop, a page where clothing and other merchandise could be ordered, was added in October 2005.
  • In December 2005, "tags" were introduced, a feature that allowed users to label content.
  • In January 2006, "themes," sets of fonts, backgrounds, etc., could be applied to content.
  • Polls could be made, starting in February 2006.
  • In April 2006, message boards were added.
  • In August 2006, new story and poem editors were made available. Also, new sections were added for lyrics and "scored quizzes."
  • In October 2006, the site was bought by Viacom's MTV Networks.[1]

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Features

Quizzes, stories, and poems

Quizzes, stories, and poems can be created by registered users on an editor called "Quizard." However, a new editor has been created specifically for the purpose of creating stories and poems, although the old "Quizard" can still be used.


People who take quizzes, stories, and poems can rate them a number from 1 (bad) to 5 (good). There is a "Highest Rated" list for content with extremely positive ratings. There is also a "Most Popular" list for the most frequently taken content.


Writers are responsible for categorizing their content as a quiz, story, or poem or E(everyone),T(teen),Y(young adult),M(mature)and A(adult)for the content rating.Miscategorizing a work results in that work being permanently excluded from the "Highest Rated" and "Most Popular" lists.


Journals

Blogging can be done by registered users. In Quizilla Journals, entries written can have emoticons to enhance them. There are also privacy settings to control who may read or post comments on the entries. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... An emoticon, also called a smiley, is a sequence of printable characters such as :) or :-) that is intended to represent a human facial expression and convey an emotion. ...


Polls

Polls created by Quizilla users can have up to 20 questions with up to 10 results each.


Games

Various games exist on Quizilla: ((Most of these have been removed))


Puzzled PopStar

Games with puzzles of music artists have been available to play. When completed, the puzzles reveal clips from music videos. Current puzzles are of: A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...

Beyoncé in 2004 with her five Grammys. ... My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop singer from Texas. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director and actress. ... Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), known simply as Shakira (IPA pronunciation: [2]), is a Colombian singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, record producer, dancer and occasional actress who has been a major figure in the pop music scene of Latin America since the mid-1990s. ...

Magic 8 Ball

This game has a space to type a question, to which an answer is randomly selected. Custom magic 8 ball games can also be made. The Magic 8-ball is a toy used for fortune-telling. ...


Puzzled Photo

A jigsaw puzzle can be created using an uploaded image. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Picture puzzle. ...


Let Them Sing it for You

Sound bites from music artists are played to correspond with typed words.


Sweet Hangman

Hangman games can be played, using phrases related to Napoleon Dynamite. Custom hangman games can also be created.


Past games

Games that were available in the past, but can no longer be played, include:

  • various Puzzled PopStar games, including Pussycat Dolls
  • Whack-A-Duff, a game resembling Whac-A-Mole in which Hilary Duff and her sister were hit (This game temporarily showed up on the game page as "What A Duff".)

This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Whac-A-Mole is a popular arcade redemption game invented in 1971 by Aaron Fechter of Creative Engineering, Inc. ... Hilary Erhard Duff (born September 28, 1987) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, producer, fashion designer, and spokesperson. ...

Forums

Quizilla's message boards, introduced due to popular request, act as a community for Quizilla users. There are different sections, like anime, books, and movies, to discuss different topics. There have been many changes to the forum since its launch in April. 1)A community is a social group of organisms sharing an environment, normally with shared interests. ...


Astrology

The "Stargazing" page has horoscopes for each astrological sign. Registered users also have the option to display their starsign. Hand-coloured version of the anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). ...


Tags

Users must assign labels to the content they create. The most popular tags are displayed for convenience when browsing.


Themes

Themes can be applied to quizzes, stories, poems, and polls. These themes could be also applied to other websites, especially social networking websites such as MySpace as well. They can include backgrounds, music, cursors, font sizes and colors, etc. MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ...


Zillapedia

Zillapedia is a section of Quizilla that uses wiki software. Users can create entries that provide information, define words, or serve humorous purposes. Zillapedia closely resembles the Urban Dictionary in many ways, and it has similar functions to Wikipedia. Look up Wiki in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Urban Dictionary is an online Internet dictionary whose definitions are written by users. ...


Shop

The Quizilla Shop section allows people to customize clothing, accessories, and gifts by choosing design details, such as color and graphics. Fashion accessories and theur jewelry counterpart referred to as costume jewelry are items that used as fashions complementary. ... Love gift Man presents a cut of meat to a youth with a hoop. ... Color is an important part of the visual arts. ... As a noun, a graphic usually refers to a computer image or picture, or an infographic, such as a chart. ...


References

  1. ^ a b "Viacom's MTV buys teen online community website quizilla.com", Forbes, 2006-10-16. Retrieved on 2006-10-16. 

This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ...

External links

  • Quizilla.com
  • Quizilla Games

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