I’ve just received the Tests feature myself today, and long story short: I wasn’t expecting the tests to be this bad!
First I tried the SEO test. I had a bit of a hard time getting past the first questions because they were so outdated and asking questions about defunct platforms that it made my brain freeze. So I thought to myself, “OK, maybe it’s also a history test as well” and so I kept going.
But the deeper I got into the test, the harder it was becoming because of the poor grammar, spelling errors, redundancies, etc. Instead of trying to answer the questions as I was supposed to, I was actually trying to understand what the person who wrote them tried to say! That is simply unacceptable for a skill test!
OK, so I then thought to myself “Maybe the English test will be easier in that regard”. I started the test and was immediately struck by a question with 4 possible answers out of which 2 were completely identical, and I had only one choice available!
So which answer should I have chosen given that 2 of them were identical? (yes, I spent a whole minute just looking at them like in a “find the differences” game, and they were identical in every single way)
I said “whatever, the author must have done it on purpose and any one would work just fine”, so I kept going. And even though the test was written in very good English, there were still minor spelling & grammar errors, which I ignored even though it should’ve been in perfect English given the subject matter itself!
Halfway through the test the horror unleashes itself after a power outage occurs in my area and drags my Internet connection down with it. The test window notifies me that the test will be paused because of connectivity issues, and then the test window immediately closes itself
After I got my Internet connection back, I’m not given a chance to resume as it should, and instead it’s automatically considered a “FAILED” test, and now I have one less attempt at the test without being my fault to begin with!
#badlywrittentests #poweroutage #nointernet #testfail
I’ve opened up a CS Ticket, but I doubt they’ll give me my attempt back, because hey, it must have been my fault for that power outage just like it is our fault for all those buyers’ mistakes that lead to cancellations.
So yeah, for me this whole Test experience was an utter disappointment!
P.S. there are so many great writers, proofreaders, editors on Fiverr, how is it possible that the tests are so badly written?