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Blog entry You Asked For it: New Subjects

13 June 2011

Grab a comfy seat and a fresh cup of coffee, prepare to get stuck at your computer for a few hours. The many requests for additional subjects from Freericers who can answer questions with their eyes shut, have been heard. Today we launched two new subjects: Literature and Flags of the World, found on the subjects page.

Why did we chose Literature and Flags of the World instead of IQ Games, Human Anatomy or any other subject? We considered all your suggestions on the Feedback forum (and everything else from Arabic to Zoology).

The final decision was simply based on what you wanted. Both of these subjects received the most number of votes. Over 700 Freericers put their hands up for a literature subject, while over 500 voted for a subject dedicated to the country flags of the world.

However, we may consider adding even more, depending on how these subjects are received! So if you like what you see, spread the word: invite bookworm friends to do some good in the world, challenge your local whiz kid to a tournament, share it on Facebook, tweet about it.

Subjects are not the only new addition to Freerice. We also recently launched Freerice Español, with more languages on the way. And because more than 300 Freericers have requested Freerice t-shirts and merchandise we will soon be launching an official Freerice store in the next coming weeks! Make sure to check back often.

Freerice is maintained by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme, the world's largest humanitarian organisation fighting hunger worldwide. To find out more go to WFP.org

Comments
Fri, 08/03/2012 - 02:07 snowman1998

Please create a category for Japanese!
Thank you!

Sun, 04/01/2012 - 17:12 Lisa.Kuang

Please don't forget Chinese.

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 04:55 Angel_Collins28

I THINK WE NEED SPELLING!!(:

Thu, 10/13/2011 - 23:05 Izzo

There, need to be many, many, many more languages. Here's a list of some.

Dutch
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Latin
Greek
Welsh
Norwegian
Finnish
Swedish
Swahili
Hindi
Farsi
Mandarin
Japanese
Korean
Thai

And probably more which I'm simply not remembering atm.

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 20:12 Claire Argent

I think more science and math subjects should be added. Most of the subjects that are up lean more toward right-brained thinkers. Adding more science and math will leave more options for left-brained thinkers.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 10:54 David Larson

I read some of the suggestions. It seems that several people want the topics that are not educational but are trivial. For example, the names of singers that go with songs: trivia. Sports stuff: trivia.

Please stick to subject sthat can make a person more educated. thanks.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 12:15 MigiRyan7

Add movies, cartoon characters or video games... there should be something kids can relax on!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:37 ladyhawks15

awesome! anything with literature and english (or music and movies) is right up my alley!

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:01 Esther Wright

Still unable to access anything other than the vocabulary game!

Thu, 07/28/2011 - 22:33 Isha9

I've seen them but I didn't play them

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 21:56 HelpingTheHungry77

Maybe you could add a music category where you guess the singer of a song.
If anyone wants to join my groups they are "Who Dats Fighting Hunger" and "GIR has Cupcakes 4 the Hungry!".

Tue, 07/19/2011 - 09:52 venkatravuri

In this site required Indian history and geography

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 16:02 diondinosaur

please join my group... i need some members cos i got no members

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 12:17 Jen Rhine

This is really great! Here's the problem: I changed the language to Spanish, for jollies, and found out they don't have the same number of subjects. It seems kind of unfair to me. Could we please get more subjects for the Spanish-speaking people?

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 20:46 RacSueTol

Please add a music category and a Latin category.
Latin is a very global language that people all over the world could use.
Thanks!

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 19:48 kheuch

What a great way of impacting the world! Kuddo to the UNW food programme.

Fri, 07/15/2011 - 20:35 Stevesully

here's a suggestion add a subject for us sports fans.

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 12:55 diondinosaur

wow?! no comments yesterday? yesterday surely very little people online!

Thu, 07/14/2011 - 03:57 KidGameLover

One thing that I really want is more difficult math; some of us nerds need a challenge. . .

Ha ha, just kidding :)

Just a suggestion!

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 17:25 diondinosaur

hmm... hey although the rice we earn will be donated, but we will still have a record of how many total grains we earned. so i am thinking whether freerice can add a rice shop. As in free rice game items shop. although i do not know what to add as a freerice game item but if freerice was to really add it, not only will it be more fun, it will cause the players wanting to earn more rices. and so with more rice, there will be less hungry people.but there is another problem. if there is gonna be items, then what will they be used for?

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 16:58 diondinosaur

ok thank you <3

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 16:48 Team_Freerice_admin

@diondinosaur: if you registered as u/14, then your profile will be limited. But we are working on a way of automatically adjusting your profile once you turn 14 to allow you more functionality. Hold tight, we'll let you know when it's ready!

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 16:38 diondinosaur

but i am exactly forteen. when you said "under 14", does exactly forteen also count?

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 16:25 Team_Freerice_admin

@diondinosaur: you are registered as being under the age of 14, unfortunately to protect your identity you are not allowed to upload a profile picture! But you're doing great with your grains! Keep it going.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 12:58 diondinosaur

can someone pls teach me how to change my profile pic? i dunno how to change.

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 18:38 brits98

this is a great idea.....
but i think u should increase the difficulty of the math problems and add other languages...

Mon, 07/11/2011 - 18:35 brits98

how about some harder math problems?.......

Sat, 07/09/2011 - 19:41 valentina1

this is awesome

Sat, 07/09/2011 - 19:37 valentina1

im new here I love thiss websight I like learning new laugiges and the map one is fun to my faverite thing about thiss websigt is that it helps feed the hungry that means a lot to me because I was adopted from Russia and I yoused to be in an ofinige we where very hungry and now I live in the USA and im very thankful to live here

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 19:44 Alessandra

wonderful job! i love this site for so many reasons! I encourage the idea of new subjects, but could you maybe first upgrade it and fix any bugs? I've been having a bit of trouble spots or times when it's just rather slow. I think that would be a wise addition before putting anymore new subjects on.

But don't get me wrong - I love the new additions. Flags of the world is my new personal favorite (along with countries of the world), as it makes me feel more educated about the rest of the world.

Kudos on everything and keep up the amazing work!

Alessandra

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 17:41 doxiesrawesome3

Thanks for the new subjects! I am looking forward to more :)

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 16:43 Chaos_in_Robin

Thanks for adding.

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 14:46 alliet13loverice

new subjects are a great idea! Thanks and keep adding

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 22:21 Julie Fryer

It would be awesome if there was a subject on History (American and World History!) and the States and Capitols. This is a great site for so many reasons, thanks for adding more to it! Keep up the good work :D!

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 16:32 shisa

I disagree with adding things like states because I think this site should be as widely accessible as possible, and the United States capitals aren't really that important. That said, I think Chinese would be a worthwhile addition to the subjects category, as well as Hindi and Russian, because they are the 3rd and 5th most widely spoken languages, respectively.

Other ideas: countries by landmark, history with dates (though this might be difficult since it's so broad - maybe questions about events that happened simultaneously?), mythology, and more difficult math.

Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:15 Aisangirl1

I love that you are adding new things to Free Rice. It is a great site and deserves a lot of things. I was wondering, though, could you do a subject based on states in the U.S. like capitols or places on a map?
Thanks!

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 20:19 prism tank

Maybe a subject about astronomy?

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 19:17 chusting

Spelling would be nice...kids would have to choose the correct spelling of a word.

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 04:25 oidoldol

math trig. would be awesome. or a music category. like who composed this and that or what is this song? what about religion? maybe freerice should add a new subject every month or two. That would be nice.

Sun, 07/03/2011 - 23:25 rubberone234

will you guys please add a lot more subjects i am getting a little bored

Sat, 07/02/2011 - 15:26 cia

I love flags of the world! nice subject :D and for language, my suggestion is to add more, such as indonesian, japanese, korean, or even all languages! that would be awesome! thanks (:

Sat, 07/02/2011 - 05:58 diondinosaur

hmm... it came back. sorry i think i lagging but i not sure whats happening. its so weird. does lagging slows down anything? maybe not. ahyah i dunno lah.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 22:43 Erika Lehmann

I like the new subjects, but agree that the 1 levels should be easier/more universally familiar than the higher levels. I'd like to see more levels for the foreign languages, which are too easy for anyone but beginners. Thanks for the feel-good entertainment and education.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 08:17 wuwu

loooooooooove guyz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<3

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 18:30 Team_Freerice_admin

Hi diondinosaur, your profile has over 10,000 grains. Can you be bit more clear: when did you earn those 7,000, playing what subject, was it part of a group?

Also please always ensure that you are logged in when you raise the rice?

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 16:43 diondinosaur

freerice creators, what happened! i remembered earning about 7000 rice but, today it just suddenly dissapear. pls help!!! is there anyway to get my rice back :(

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 16:38 diondinosaur

freerice is fun. i got my family hooked up too. thank me freerice!!!

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 12:06 semelec

thats good few other subject ideas are chinese language landmarks and I don't know what you would call this but have questions like I live in Australia am I australian aussie or australianese

Mon, 06/27/2011 - 16:05 diondinosaur

pls help vote to add history on feedback page... thank you! :)

Sun, 06/26/2011 - 22:55 TheBlueMeadow

Let's add American sign language! It is the 3rd most used language in the USA! Everyone vote it up on the feedback page! <3

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