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2661. post - 2011.03.29. 17:42:01 (Reply to post #2659 of FriendlyCheese.)
Quote: FriendlyCheese - 2011.03.29. 16:53:53
Leaders of countries are global information! I have no worries about that. Would you accept questions about minor government officials? I guess not.


There are several accepted questions about Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Quote: FriendlyCheese - 2011.03.29. 16:53:53
Anyway, I have set a question about Winners of the English Field Hockey Championships back in the 1980s and I will be amused if it is accepted but furious if it is not as it is comparable to the winners of Superbowl XV, for which there is already a question!


Comparable in terms of number of countries who would know something about the topic. But not in terms of the number of people.
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2662. post - 2011.03.29. 18:05:09 (Reply to post #2661 of ImLittleJon.)
Quote: ImLittleJon - 2011.03.29. 17:42:01
Quote: FriendlyCheese - 2011.03.29. 16:53:53
Leaders of countries are global information! I have no worries about that. Would you accept questions about minor government officials? I guess not.


There are several accepted questions about Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Quote: FriendlyCheese - 2011.03.29. 16:53:53
Anyway, I have set a question about Winners of the English Field Hockey Championships back in the 1980s and I will be amused if it is accepted but furious if it is not as it is comparable to the winners of Superbowl XV, for which there is already a question!


Comparable in terms of number of countries who would know something about the topic. But not in terms of the number of people.


Ha ha! I guess the Arnie questions might just stem from his early life as a body-builder and then his stumbling and bumbling life on the silver screen! Good point about minor government, however!

Regarding 'number of people'. Are you saeriously suggesting that more people play US Football than Field Hockey? I rather doubt it!
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2663. post - 2011.03.29. 20:12:15 (Reply to post #2662 of FriendlyCheese.)
Quote: FriendlyCheese - 2011.03.29. 18:05:09
Regarding 'number of people'. Are you saeriously suggesting that more people play US Football than Field Hockey? I rather doubt it!


I am seriously suggesting that more people are familiar with US Football than with English Field Hockey. The number of people who watch the Superbowl every year is roughly twice the population of the UK.
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2664. post - 2011.03.29. 23:04:05 (Reply to post #2663 of ImLittleJon.)
Yes, but the worldwide numbers of participants and spectators of Field Hockey far outweigh those of US Football. Viewing figures for the Olympic Games include Field Hockey (England being past gold Medal winners). I do take your point but I still feel that the questions are as valid as each other. However many people are familiar with US Football, I doubt their familiarity stretches to the last 30 years of the history of the sport unless, of course, they come from within the USA.
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2665. post - 2011.03.30. 01:11:51 (Reply to post #2664 of FriendlyCheese.)
I am an NFL fan. If you tell me which 2 teams played in the Superbowl in the past 30 years, I could probably name the top players involved and even describe a few keys plays from the game. But I would have no clue what year the two teams played, nor would I know which two teams played given the year, unless the Chicago Bears were involved. My guess is most English Field Hockey fans would be similar. I don't like those kinds of questions, personally, regardless of what sport they are asking about. My argument here is very narrow: a lot more people are familiar with US football than English Field Hockey, by an order of magnitude. Beyond that, I'm just guessing, but my guess would be that makes it so questions regarding English Field Hockey need to be less trivial than those regarding US football to be accepted.

I also don't like the "special group" rejection category. Even though I know nothing whatsoever about English Field Hockey, if I can find the answer quickly via google, I think the question should be accepted. It doesn't hurt (much ) for me to learn something new.
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2666. post - 2011.03.30. 10:06:50 (Reply to post #2665 of ImLittleJon.)
And that, I maintain, is the main purpose of a good quiz, above the ability to show what knowledge you already have! I agree that my question about English Hockey is way too specific. I had no idea until I looked it up! But the opportunity to learn through others questions is one we should all embrace, especially the Devs. Let's get rid of the rules governing specialisms, as long as they are easily discovered through fast research. I have enjoyed this debate. It is a shame the question-masters are unlikely to have even thought of reading it, let alone acting upon it!
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2667. post - 2011.03.30. 16:16:36
Just for the fun of it I thought I'd ask a couple of simple questions. Oh and marks the correct answer, just in case you were really wondering.

A)Who has not appeared as Dr Who?

Tom Baker
Sylvestor Stallone
Jon Pertwee
Sylvester McCoy

The question is valued as "Bad, incorrect question"!
This question is already part of the database.

Given how many folks have played Dr Who... is that possible the EXACT same question is on the DB?

B)How has the highest Test Cricket batting Average of all time?

Sir Donald Bradman
Winston Churchill
Salvador Dali
Bob Willis

The question is valued as "Bad, incorrect question"! No, it was actually a question that says a darn sight more than it asks. Any Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan.... well, all bar non-cricket playing nations KNOW the answer so it was a dead give away, but for the non cricket followers it came down (hopefully) to a choice of two.. Which is more than can be said for some american football/basketball/ice hockey sporting questions.

Yes, it was a cheap shot, but not all quizzes are meant to be the 'end-of-the-known-universe' if ya gets them wrong.

Anyways, like many others I now just collect the SE after answering the 30 questions correctly. As the questions are repeated more often, I shall remember the answers and therefore increase my 'free' SE. A win for me.
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2668. post - 2011.03.30. 23:02:42 (Reply to post #2667 of Furlozza.)
Quote: Furlozza - 2011.03.30. 16:16:36
Just for the fun of it I thought I'd ask a couple of simple questions. Oh and marks the correct answer, just in case you were really wondering.

A)Who has not appeared as Dr Who?

Tom Baker
Sylvestor Stallone
Jon Pertwee
Sylvester McCoy

The question is valued as "Bad, incorrect question"!
This question is already part of the database.

Given how many folks have played Dr Who... is that possible the EXACT same question is on the DB?


There are several Dr. Who and Stallone questions people would be getting a lot wrong if they could not tell them apart. Also, they don't have to be the EXACT same wording to get the DB rejection. There was even one guy for a while that would submit questions with just one or two words changed and he was getting them rejected too. In this case, there is a question about each of the individual doctors, so an odd one out question does not add anything new. You did not loose credit for already in the database evaluation.

I can't speak for your cricket question rejection. On a personal level, not knowing a thing about cricket, I can say the answer is one of two.
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2669. post - 2011.03.31. 13:56:17
Just had : "Who fought in the war of 1812?"

Correct answer given as Andrew Jackson. One other answer was Arthur Wellesley who was a serving British officer at the time so, by default, was fighting in that war.
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Date needed
2670. post - 2011.04.01. 22:00:18
Which city prides itself with the largest ferris wheel in the world?

considering some of these are choice cities, this question needs a date.
London Eye - tallest in 2000 at 135 m
Star of Nanchang tallest in 2006 at 160 m
Singapore Flyer - tallest as of 2008 at 165 m
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can't they all?
2671. post - 2011.04.01. 22:59:09
Which of these animals does not spit?
Giraffe
Fox <---
Llama
Cobra

How can you say that a fox does not spit?
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2672. post - 2011.04.02. 01:56:04
Who is the founder of Microsoft?
Paul Allen
Sergey Brin
Steve Jobs
Bill Gates <- Marked as correct

Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, so we have two correct among the possible answers here.
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2673. post - 2011.04.02. 14:56:35
The month of February is derived from a Roman ....?
Number
Festival <- marked as correct
Emperor
God

According to Encyclopedia Mythica:
"The name comes either from the old-Italian god Februus or else from februa, signifying the festivals of purification celebrated in Rome during this month."
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2674. post - 2011.04.02. 15:21:42
What city is the board game Monopoly based on?
Atlantic City
New York City
Los Angeles
Boston

There are so many versions of this game using so many different cities. Please can the question be more specific? maybe the word 'originally' could be added?
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2675. post - 2011.04.02. 18:34:05
Who was the bounty hunter Bobba Fetts father in Star wars?
Barry Fett
Jango Fett
Terry Fett
Jerry Fett

Boba Fett is a clone of Jango Fett, so no answer is really correct.
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2676. post - 2011.04.02. 22:47:14
Who was the first Roman Emperor?
Gaius Julius Caesar
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
Lucius Septimius Severus
Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus <- marked as correct

Who was the first Roman Emperor?
Augustus <- marked as correct
Marc Antony
Constantine
Julius Caesar

Who was the first Roman emperor?
Nero
Octavian
Julius Caesar
Augustus Caesar <- marked as correct, but wrong, it was Caesar Augustus

See any similarities?

While the emperor, his full name name was Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus, he was borne Gaius Octavius Thurinus. But as he changed name several times in his life, I think the options should not be either of his previous names or any name similar to either of the names he bore.
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2677. post - 2011.04.03. 08:44:26
According to Benjamin Franklin, beer is proof of what...?
That England can still defeat America at some tasks
That God loves us and want's to be happy <----
That all men can be fools
That electricity flows through a kite string

Another fine example of just because it's on the internet does not mean it's true! According to a letter, he actually did say, "Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine, a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy."



A Chinatown is an ethnic enclave of overseas Chinese people. The chinatown of ____ is the largest in Europe?
Amsterdam
Berlin
Paris
London <----
I know I reported this one before. Largest by what standard? Both Paris and London are touted as the largest and the other cities claim the "largest" something in their chinatowns.
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2678. post - 2011.04.03. 17:12:20
When you start a game, you...?
...have a level 1 spell that decreases your opponent's attack
...have no spell at all
...have a level 1 low damage spell
...have a choice whether you want mace or a low damage spell

This one still hasn't been corrected?? it does depend on what game we'r talking about, Doomlord is not the only game in the world.

What is the longest running game show in television history?
Jeopardy
The Price is Right <- marked as correct
Wheel of Fortune
Family Fued

The Price is Right is the longest continuously game show on television, while Jeopardy is the longest cumulatively running game show on television.
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2679. post - 2011.04.04. 04:47:35
Messi, Xavi, Ingesta are all players in?
Sevilla
Real Madrid
Valencia
Barcelona

If the author couldn't even spell "Iniesta" correct, why should I be bothered to know the answer to yet another football/soccer question!!
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2680. post - 2011.04.06. 01:41:30
where did australian rules footbal originate? Victoria is marked as correct, but wikipedia says Melbourne <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Australian_rules_football>. both are in Southern Australia which is marked as incorrect. ambiguous: South Australia could mean the state or a general location.

what is the northernmost point in europe? Norway is marked as correct, but wikipedia says Cape Fligely, Rudolf Island, Franz Josef Land, Russia which is not offered as an answer <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_points_of_Europe>.
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