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901. post - 2010.07.04. 18:34:44 (Reply to post #899 of Banned.)
And the point of all that is that male lions with dark manes have a higher level of testosterone, which makes dark maned lions more dominant and sexually aggressive. (The mane of a lion grows darker as the lion grows older- and and consequently he has a higher level of testosterone)

Read again interpretation from wikipedia, all interpretation shows on higher level of testosterone ...
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902. post - 2010.07.04. 23:41:25
Quote: vajenka - 2010.07.04. 18:34:44
And the point of all that is that male lions with dark manes have a higher level of testosterone, which makes dark maned lions more dominant and sexually aggressive. (The mane of a lion grows darker as the lion grows older- and and consequently he has a higher level of testosterone)

Read again interpretation from wikipedia, all interpretation shows on higher level of testosterone ...

Which would make two of the answers correct, the one about testosterone and the one about age.
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903. post - 2010.07.06. 21:47:29
The following question was rejected:
Which Aerosmith video did not feature actress Alicia Silverstone?

Amazing
Crazy
Cryin'
Janie's Got a Gun

The question is valued as "Bad, incorrect question"!
Your answers are ambiguous or wrong to this question.

What is incorrect about this question? Alicia Silverstone was featured in the first 3. Those video's launched her Hollywood career.
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904. post - 2010.07.07. 18:57:22
Which mammal has the longest gestation period?

Indian Elephant
Giraffe
Pig
Whale


The question is valued as "Bad, incorrect question"!
Your answers are ambiguous or wrong to this question.

I'm sure my question is perfectly understandable and not misleading in any way or ambiguous. I think the answer to this question is part of general education which the gain in primary school. If you missed that part at school, read this:


Animal Average gestation period (days)
American opossum 12 - 13
Golden hamster 15 - 17
House mice 18 - 20
Rabbits 33
Foxes 51 - 63
Cats 62
Dogs 65
Leopards 94
Lions 108
Pigs 115
Sheep 145
Baboons 187
Moose 245
Humans 259–294
Cattle 283
Horses 336
Rhinos 487
Elephants 600–660


Length of Human Pregnancy vs. Some Pets and Other Animals
- Mammal Species # ofDays
Group 1 Opossom 12
Hamster 16
Mouse/ Rat 21
Rabbit 31
Skunk 31
Group 2 Squirrel 44
Eagle, Golden 44
Bobcat 60
Dog 61
Cat 63
Scorpion 90 - 540
Lion 108
Pig 114
Goat 145
Sheep 150
Group 3 Bear, Grizzly 220
Human baby 266
Cow 284
Horse 336
Sea Lion 360
Wha|e 360
Donkey 374
Group 4 Camel 400
Giraffe 425
Rhino, Grey 480
Rhino, Black 540
Elephant, Indian 624

Average human baby pregnancy time vs. other mammals.
The larger the animal, the longer the gestation period, in general.
In general, the larger the animal, the longer the life.
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Re: My quiz question was rejected
905. post - 2010.07.07. 19:13:17 (Reply to post #902 of MartinBV.)
No, this is not entirely correct. Adult lions who do not have high testosterone DO NOT have dark manes.
Do you want to or not, the color of manes depends of testosterone and not of the age of the lions, although it is true that with age the degree of testosterone (sometimes) increases, but not at all adult lions, if not, all adults would have dark mane.
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906. post - 2010.07.09. 06:25:55 (Reply to post #904 of s5jst.)
As explained at the soooo ignored topic i made, i rejected it because you said Indian while all the info i found suggest African elephants have the longest
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907. post - 2010.07.09. 08:20:01
Help me find a spelling mistake:

What is Hvar ?

An island near Croatia coastline
A town in Bulgaria
A computer game for children
A metal container used to make tea in Russia
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908. post - 2010.07.09. 10:03:01
REPOST - Original posted in a Quiz Debate Thread or something!


I Dont Understand!!!

OK 1 of my quiz questions was considered bad because only a select few may know the answer. I wrote the question after looking at the map of the USA. Anyone could look at a map of USA and get the question right!!!

OK another question was removed because over 75% of people did not know the answer.
That is a BAD reason for removing the question!!! I get repeat questions all the time. If I don't know the answer the first time by the 2nd or 3rd time I do. Quiz and Trivia should be a learning experience. All one had to do to get MY Question right was type NORTH AMERICAN TIME ZONES into any Search Engine.

Maybe I just dont understand ... Someone please help me understand ...

Thank You
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909. post - 2010.07.09. 12:18:12 (Reply to post #908 of Hexonx.)
If you tell the actual questions it will help answer better. But as for the second one removed for 75% reason, there is really no way to help. The players seem to have trouble answering. You got your reward for it though so no problem for you.
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910. post - 2010.07.09. 12:19:57 (Reply to post #907 of Hrus.)
Quote: Hrus - 2010.07.09. 08:20:01
Help me find a spelling mistake:

What is Hvar ?

An island near Croatia coastline
A town in Bulgaria
A computer game for children
A metal container used to make tea in Russia


An island near Croatia's coastline. Thats the one i can find....
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911. post - 2010.07.10. 04:32:24 (Reply to post #1 of Miklos.)
there have been several quiz questions i've had rejected that i didn't agree with. here's the most recent example. it was rejected because, "Your answers are ambiguous or wrong to this question." but i don't see how it's ambiguous and it's most certainly correct ("two parts god, one part human").

According to the Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh was part human and part god. What fraction of Gilgamesh was a god?

one-half
two-thirds
one-quarter
one-eighth
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912. post - 2010.07.10. 04:47:36 (Reply to post #911 of manunkind.)
My understanding: god & mortal had a kid = 1/2 god. That demi-god had a Gilgamesh with a god. That would equal 3/4.
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913. post - 2010.07.10. 06:05:46 (Reply to post #912 of ChaoticGemini.)
yes, that would make sense. however, that's not what the answer is. i guess we know a little more about genetics today than they did when the myth was written. that's why i find it an interesting piece of trivia.

but i think i'm understanding the confusion better now. by trying to explain the question better, the part human part god could be a little confusing, i suppose.

but the first time i submitted the same question, it was rejected as ambiguous, when i merely described him as divine.

thanks, ChaoticGemini
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914. post - 2010.07.10. 07:02:38 (Reply to post #787 of ChaoticGemini.)
OK Good here they are ...


How many versions of Windows OS were released prior to Windows v3.1 ?

3
4
2
5

The question is valued as "Bad, incorrect question"!
According to evaluators the answer is an uninteresting lexical knowledge.

Next ...

Which US State shares a border with the state of Oklahoma?

Louisiana
Iowa
Nebraska
New Mexico

The question is valued as "Bad, incorrect question"!
According to evaluators only a special group of people might know the answer.

And finally ...

How many Standard Time Zones cross North America?

6
8
7
9

This question is withdrawn from the database, because 75% of the respondents did not know the answer.

OK FINE, I understand what you are saying about the Geography Questions!

But I have been asked a ton of Questions about things like "Which Sea has no Beaches?" (Question refers to some Sea in Europe that I had never heard of) or "The Prime Meridain does not pass through which country?" Ok I was NOT sure but after answering these questions I now know this information and I feel smarter all ready!!!

I guess I am not very worldly or well read and I only really know about the things around me, but I have learned new stuff by answering these kind of questions.

So If I have to answer questions about Europe or even books I have never heard of then why not make others answer my questions for two reasons - Gain Soul Energy and more importantly to ... LEARN SOMETHING NEW!!!

OK fine, Thank You for your time!!!
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915. post - 2010.07.10. 08:41:05 (Reply to post #914 of Hexonx.)
Good, now we are getting somewere.

The windows question could have passed, but it was up to the evaluators judgement so accept it as a mistake on our behalf

The US state border is not special, but it is still not a good question. Imagine if everyone starts asking about the borders of their individual country states. US being big and well known makes the question seem valid, but you have to see it globally. Would you like to hurry through maps to find borders for two states of India or Russia in the 5 min hunt time? And there are tons of other US geography questions you can find, which can educate in the manner you mention about europe. A lot already are part of the quiz, i believe you must have seen some to get the idea

The 3rd one was a good questions. Too many players failed to answer, so good or not, its removed. I will not go into right or wrong for this filter, its just a part of the game, it does not remove the reward you got for posting a good question so we leave it at that

Finally i want to thank you for not going mad and start using bad language, threats or other type of insults. Its good to see players waiting for an answer without this unwanted behaviour. I mention this because it took some time to answer you but that did not change your attitute.
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916. post - 2010.07.10. 23:00:31
Which of these Asian nation is not a democracy?

Indonesia
Vietnam
Malaysia
Singapore


The question is valued as "Bad, incorrect question"!
Your answers are ambiguous or wrong to this question.

Why?
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917. post - 2010.07.10. 23:01:34
Which of these Asian nation is not a democracy?

Indonesia
Vietnam
Malaysia
Singapore


The question is valued as "Bad, incorrect question"!
Your answers are ambiguous or wrong to this question.
Answer was Vietnam.
Why?
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918. post - 2010.07.11. 06:25:39 (Reply to post #916 of torai.)
Porbably because none of them is a democracy.

Indonesia and Singapore are Republics
Malaysia is constitutional Monarchy
Vietnam is Socialist Republic

Maybe you meant to say which is not a republic?
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919. post - 2010.07.11. 08:24:15 (Reply to post #915 of stekkos.)
OK Fine, I understand except maybe the 75% rule but whatever ...
I was just worried cause it said if you get to many bad questions then you cant do it any more or something like that ... Whatever it all good !!!

I have read the forums now and am understanding things a little better, the game isn't hard but it is different then most, anyway I originally did post some bad stuff after being rejected 2 or 3 times but later EDITED that post.

SORRY, anyway thanks for responding!!!
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920. post - 2010.07.12. 07:57:23
Why do tigers leave scratch marks on tree trunks ?

To mark their territory (correct answer)
To attract prey
To strengthen their limbs
All of the above

The question is valued as "Bad, incorrect question"!

ok.. so perhaps this was rejected due to the inclusion of the 'all of the above' option, but as stated in your quiz evaluation rules (which i've only just read to find out that 'all or none of the above' are not valid responses any longer) i should've been given another chance to write a question. I got the information from National Geographic website, and even a" cut n paste" of the question to google reveals that 'marking their territory' dominates the answers. Just like to know why it was rejected without the chance to write another question really. thanks
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