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Re: My quiz question was rejected
921. post - 2010.07.12. 19:02:54 (Reply to post #920 of Maintzunun.)
Quote: Maintzunun - 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


Yes, the problem is the all of the above answer.
I sent the exact same question back 4 to 5 times in the last week and it was continually resubmitted exactly the same. Sorry if it was not just you submitting the question, but I got tired of "second" chances over the same question, so I just marked it as bad.
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Re: My quiz question was rejected
922. post - 2010.07.12. 20:55:46 (Reply to post #918 of stekkos.)
Quote: stekkos - 2010.07.11. 06:25:39
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?

Sorry to disagree there, but Republics are for the most parts democracies, as are most constitutional monarchies, some socialist republics as well are, but Vietnam is not.
Republics have a president as head of state, how much power the president has varies. Ie. in the USA the president has a lot of power, while the German president is mostly ceremonial.
Monarchies has a monarch (king, queen, emperor, empress, sheik, etc.) as head of state, in most cases the monarch has mostly ceremonial power, while a few has more.

Democracies are ruled by an elected body, the method of election varies.
In some countries one-party or no-party systems have managed to stay democratic, but most such states tend to be democracies in name alone. (Only case I know of where it actually worked, was a short period in recent Nepali history, when the country was a constitutional monarchy, and no parties were allowed, but the congress was elected by the people, and every congressman/woman had to run for office without the benefit of a party. And even this case is debatable, as the king still had a lot of real power.)

So in short 3 of the 4 are democracies, while the last, Vietnam, is not. The Vietnamese government will undoubtedly claim to be democratic, while not many foreign governments or non governmental organisations will agree.
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923. post - 2010.07.13. 22:10:12
My question was automatically rejected by the computer because of a 'forbidden word'. Now if you could please tell me, why is the word "Spinach" a forbidden word????
And yes I double checked! I even changed all the other answers and the question...
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924. post - 2010.07.14. 05:48:19 (Reply to post #923 of MsPiggy.)
Quote: MsPiggy - 2010.07.13. 22:10:12
My question was automatically rejected by the computer because of a 'forbidden word'. Now if you could please tell me, why is the word "Spinach" a forbidden word????
And yes I double checked! I even changed all the other answers and the question...


The Admins were supposed to add "Badminton" to the safe list too... That was about 4 months ago... Don't hold your breath.
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Re: My quiz question was rejected
925. post - 2010.07.14. 09:43:43
So i had a spelling mistakes in my question about Hvar, and after I posted here, corrected the mistakes, it got rejected, because the question "is already part of a database". OK. so no more interesting questions from me, you will probably get another one of who wrtote that, because my other questions are allways rejected....
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926. post - 2010.07.14. 12:12:53 (Reply to post #922 of MartinBV.)
Martin, setting aside the other three countries, Vietnam internationally is known as republic. So if others do not agree, the quiz has to use the formal term. Therefore it cannot be accepted as an exception to the rule
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927. post - 2010.07.14. 23:30:19
just because a question appears to be essoteric please remember that thanks to the tv and the internet nothing is anymore. Point in fact, more people know about a royale with cheese than those that have been to France. Anyone who has seen Pulp Fiction(cult classic) or happened to see the new movie with John Travolta would automatically know the answer. I am not upset just wondering why those who write the questions have to try so much harder to come up with questions that might pass someones limited knowledge instead of just good questions.
What is a quarter pound with cheese called in France?
[u]royale with cheese[/u]
quarter pounder with cheese
regular cheeseburger
not sold in France
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928. post - 2010.07.15. 09:27:15
Yes, I have to agree with shadowpreyer. The fun of of the quiz system lies in the fact that you encounter questions you would never have thought of yourself and the variety in the questions. But I find that the database is getting flooded with boring questions like "Who wrote..." or "Who directed..." instead of interesting ones. The reason for this is most likely that those questions are the only ones sure to pass the screening.

Many interesting questions get rejected because 'only a few people would know' or similar reasons. I really do wonder though, don't just the few people who actually read the book usually know the author? With movie directors not even those who watched it will always know...
So why are these question acceptable, while many others, which surely would have a higher percentage of people knowing, are not?
I'm pretty sure 90+% of the people will have to google authors/directors and the like, but that seems to be no problem...so why does it suddenly become a problem if 90% of them has to google something else?! I for one, would very much welcome questions like the 'royale with cheese' especially if the alternative is just another boring author or similarly uninspired question written for the soul purpose of quickly picking up the 'good-question' SE.
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929. post - 2010.07.15. 09:47:17
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 videos launched her Hollywood career.
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930. post - 2010.07.15. 23:28:14 (Reply to post #928 of MsPiggy.)
Quote: MsPiggy - 2010.07.15. 09:27:15
Yes, I have to agree with shadowpreyer. The fun of of the quiz system lies in the fact that you encounter questions you would never have thought of yourself and the variety in the questions. But I find that the database is getting flooded with boring questions like "Who wrote..." or "Who directed..." instead of interesting ones. The reason for this is most likely that those questions are the only ones sure to pass the screening.



Or the five hundred and seventeen questions I answered yesterday about Phobias.
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Re: My quiz question was rejected
931. post - 2010.07.16. 02:04:45
My quiz question was rated as Bad, incorrect question, why?

What is the capital of Serbia?

Beograd
Raska
Budapest
London
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932. post - 2010.07.16. 12:02:43 (Reply to post #931 of Warkeeper.)
It is already part of database but it seems the evaluator did not choose that option. Mistake due to rush probably
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933. post - 2010.07.17. 06:07:13
Red Colobus monkeys of Zanzibar regularly eat what unusual item?

Charcoal (right answer)
Aluminium
Dirt
Plastic

Seems that it's no harder than any of the other 'animal' related questions i may have answered, for example :
Gelada monkeys live in only one place in the world. Where is this?
Cheetah paws have a unique distinguishing feature from other cats. What is it?
What way (unique amongst cats) do jaguars kill their prey?

The Red Colobus eat Charcoal to help them be able to digest harmful toxins found in such foods as Indian Almonds and Mango Leaves. A similar incidence is done by human medical practioners around the world. If a human has swallowed a poisonous or toxic substance, the person may be given activated charcoal after their stomach is pumped. The charcoal absorbs any drugs or poisons that may still be in the stomach.
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Re: My quiz question was rejected
934. post - 2010.07.17. 07:04:52 (Reply to post #933 of Maintzunun.)
Quote: Maintzunun - 2010.07.17. 06:07:13
Red Colobus monkeys of Zanzibar regularly eat what unusual item?

Charcoal (right answer)
Aluminium
Dirt
Plastic

Seems that it's no harder than any of the other 'animal' related questions i may have answered, for example :
Gelada monkeys live in only one place in the world. Where is this?
Cheetah paws have a unique distinguishing feature from other cats. What is it?
What way (unique amongst cats) do jaguars kill their prey?

The Red Colobus eat Charcoal to help them be able to digest harmful toxins found in such foods as Indian Almonds and Mango Leaves. A similar incidence is done by human medical practioners around the world. If a human has swallowed a poisonous or toxic substance, the person may be given activated charcoal after their stomach is pumped. The charcoal absorbs any drugs or poisons that may still be in the stomach.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zanzibar_Red_Colobus
It has also been found eating bark, dead wood, and soil.
Charcoal and Dirt are correct. Interesting question, though, so please remove dirt and resubmit.
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Re: My quiz question was rejected
935. post - 2010.07.18. 15:50:22
this question is rated good by someone else-- the doctors nickname in star trek was? answer- bones--- but 2 months ago i submitted this question---

In the Star Trek tv series, what was Dr. McCoy's nickname?

Bones
Doc
Sawbones
Mac


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

whats up with that????
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Re: My quiz question was rejected
936. post - 2010.07.20. 00:20:09
any idea what in this question is ambiguous or wrong? Genesis has TWO creation stories (the 7 days of creation and adam & eve). these strories have a different sequence of events.


According to The Bible's Book of Genesis, what was the order of events in creation?

plants, animals, then man.
man, plants, then animals.
light, earth, then life.
all of the above. [correct]
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937. post - 2010.07.20. 00:51:30 (Reply to post #936 of manunkind.)
Quote: manunkind - 2010.07.20. 00:20:09
any idea what in this question is ambiguous or wrong? Genesis has TWO creation stories (the 7 days of creation and adam & eve). these strories have a different sequence of events.


According to The Bible's Book of Genesis, what was the order of events in creation?

plants, animals, then man.
man, plants, then animals.
light, earth, then life.
all of the above. [correct]


Yes, it's on Stekkos' thread http://forum.doomlord.net/index.php/topic,77.220#hsz229
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Re: My quiz question was rejected
938. post - 2010.07.20. 03:09:20 (Reply to post #937 of ChaoticGemini.)
thank you, ChaoticGemini!
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Re: My quiz question was rejected
939. post - 2010.07.20. 09:24:37
I submitted this question a week ago...I still haven't read a response...

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 videos launched her Hollywood career.
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Re: My quiz question was rejected
940. post - 2010.07.20. 17:17:24 (Reply to post #939 of Rasputin.)
I am waiting to see a reason also since i have no data on that subject
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