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Re: Quiz errors
2821. hozzászólás - 2011.05.27. 19:27:47
In the cinema version of The Lord of the Rings, what form did the firework lit by Merry and Pippin take?

isn't that question pretty much the definition of specialized knowledge? the question is not about the plot or main characters. it's about the specific visuals of a particular movie scene.
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2822. hozzászólás - 2011.05.28. 00:03:37
Which time zone do you find the U.S. state of Idaho?

Mountain
Pacific
Both Mountain and Pacific
None of the other answers

I submitted this question for approval. The question is valued as "Bad, incorrect question"!
Spelling mistakes in question or answers.
Excuse me. What are they thinking is misspelled?
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Re: Quiz errors
2823. hozzászólás - 2011.05.28. 01:17:59 (Válasz Younglord #2822 hozzászólására.)
This is the thread for errors already in the database. There is a "My quiz question was rejected" thread. Also, a couple of the evaluators keep a "why did i reject a question" thread. Your answer is there:

Idézet: ChaoticGemini - 2011.05.09. 17:34:22
Which time zone do you find the U.S. state of Idaho?
Pacific
Mountain
None of the other answers
Both Mountain and Pacific

"None of the other answers" not a valid choice
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Re: Quiz errors
2824. hozzászólás - 2011.05.28. 09:32:26 (Válasz manunkind #2821 hozzászólására.)
Mannukind, is true i wouldnt accept it but you are the first to complain about it
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Re: Quiz errors
2825. hozzászólás - 2011.05.29. 14:40:30
What purpose did Malamutes have in World War 2?
Gaurd Dogs
Search & Rescue <---
*2 other choices*

Guard is spelled wrong and the question is ambiguous. All the breed history sites say, "During World War II, Malamutes were inducted into the army for the purpose of guarding installations in their native Alaska." Trying to find more info, I come across wikipedia (hardly reliable) lists, "...in World War II primarily as search and rescue dogs in Greenland, although also used as freighting and packing dogs in Europe"
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2826. hozzászólás - 2011.05.30. 16:24:58
"Gastroesophageal reflux is more commonly known as what?

Heartburn
Diarrhea
Cramping
Strep throat"

Gastroesophageal reflux is commonly known as ACID REFLUX
The supposed correct answer is Heartburn, but that is only commonly ASSOCIATED with the condition commonly known as ACID REFLUX
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2827. hozzászólás - 2011.05.31. 02:04:13 (Válasz etinixa #2826 hozzászólására.)
Idézet: etinixa - 2011.05.30. 16:24:58
Gastroesophageal reflux is commonly known as ACID REFLUX
The supposed correct answer is Heartburn, but that is only commonly ASSOCIATED with the condition commonly known as ACID REFLUX


Nobody says "I'm having acid reflux." They say "I'm having heartburn." Either way, the technical term for what they are having is GER. Hence, GER is more commonly known as heartburn. If acid reflux were listed as a wrong choice, you'd have a case.
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2828. hozzászólás - 2011.05.31. 02:12:12
which company introduced the first personal computer ?
IBM <---
Apple
commodore
*one other popular brand*

This question has no easy answer, but ignores a lot of computer history.
Sphere 1 (1975) has been called the first true Personal Computer by Byte (magazine) in its commemoration issues (every 5 years). Before that, the personal computers were marketed and sold as an electronic kit. Another contender for the title, according to the Computer History Museum, is the Kenbak-1 (first sold in 1971). The Xerox Alto (1973) was the first to use a mouse, the desktop metaphor, and a GUI. There was a Micral in 1973 that, if memory serves, was the first commercial non-assembly computer. IBM would be one of the last in a long list of personal computer milestones.
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2829. hozzászólás - 2011.05.31. 04:00:24
Just had this one, and yes I know the aswer but still think it belongs in the specialist group category: (at least untill googelability is a factor, which some say it is, while some say it isn't)

Who fetched the One Ring from Sauron?
Sméagol
Isildur <- marked as correct
Gollam
Bilbo Baggins
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Re: Quiz errors
2830. hozzászólás - 2011.05.31. 05:39:40
i want to now that !

Who directed the Indiana Jones movies?

The correct answer is: George Lucas... n' there is an option: Steven Spielburg...
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Re: Quiz errors
2831. hozzászólás - 2011.05.31. 12:28:09
What European directive does RoHS stand for?
Ranking of Habitual Species
Recultivating of Human Skin
Reduction of Hazardous Substances <-- Marked as correct
Reactions of Homogeneous Solutions

The act is actually the Restriction of Hazardous Substances, Restriction not Reduction
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Re: Quiz errors
2832. hozzászólás - 2011.05.31. 12:50:32
How many mosquitoes can a bat eat per hour ?
600-1000
10-12
100-150
30-50

Googling instantly gives answers of: 1200, 500-1000, 600.
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2833. hozzászólás - 2011.05.31. 12:53:24
How high is the highest peak in the European Union?
Mount Blanc -8848
Mount Everest - 4810
Mount Blanc - 4810
Mount Everest - 8848

Waste of time putting numbers without any unit of height beside them. Both Mt Blanc answers can be correct without this to accurately pose the question.
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Re: Quiz errors
2834. hozzászólás - 2011.06.01. 14:58:56
Wich is the group singing the song "TEO TORIATTE"?

Obvious spelling error.
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Re: Quiz errors
2835. hozzászólás - 2011.06.02. 04:40:02
What country was Alanis Morissett born in?
GREENLAND
USA
ONTARIO
*CANADA

Do not shout! And not all are countries!
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Re: Quiz errors
2836. hozzászólás - 2011.06.03. 13:08:29
Alanis question fixed with no capital letters but Ontario is ok, it does not say which of the FOLLOWING countries, only which country.

TEO spelling fixed

RoHS question fixed as suggested

Mount Blanc question deleted by mistake (still learning the interface, i apologise)

Indiana Jones question is correct, George Lucas created the character but spielberg directed all the movies

Malamutes spelling error fixed, but i need some second opinion by a player on the correctness of the comment.
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Re: Quiz errors
2837. hozzászólás - 2011.06.03. 14:35:03
King Cobra question fixed as follows:

The king cobra is amongst the deadliest snakes and can kill a human in 2 minutes. What makes it so deadly?

Answer: Its bite contains a very large quantity of venom

Ice skating question changed as follows:

What is a skate blade gliding on, that enables the skater to achieve such a high speed?

Zodiac question: Replaced pig with duck

Super bowl dublicate about lombarti trophy: Removed one of the questions

Also 6 questions out of 7 questions asking who invented the phone removed

And thats as far back i will go, from now on i will check this topic and the quiz fixes topic i created for new posts
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Re: Quiz errors
2838. hozzászólás - 2011.06.03. 20:35:20
love the feedback, stekkos. thank you. this is my favorite thread because of the high level of conversation.
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Re: Quiz errors
2839. hozzászólás - 2011.06.04. 04:17:16 (Válasz manunkind #2838 hozzászólására.)
From now on you will be getting a lot more conversation and feedback Keep the errors coming!
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Re: Quiz errors
2840. hozzászólás - 2011.06.04. 13:50:43
Great job stekkos!!

Here is another:

Who was not a Gargoyle from the animated TV series “Gargoyles”?
Lexington
Bronx
Broadway
Bensonhurst

Specialist? I watch far too much TV and have never heard of this show ever!
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