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181. post - 2010.07.05. 09:06:44
Fair point but what does that have to do with this topic??? I did not reject your question
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Re: Why did i reject a question (stekkos)
182. post - 2010.07.05. 09:07:35
A complete set of darts (for cricket, 501,or 301) are how many?
2
4
6
3

Please use a bit more space betwwen the answers, most people without cricket knowleadge will have too hard time finding it otherwise
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Re: Why did i reject a question (stekkos)
183. post - 2010.07.05. 18:47:13 (Reply to post #182 of stekkos.)
Quote: stekkos - 2010.07.05. 09:07:35
A complete set of darts (for cricket, 501,or 301) are how many?
2
4
6
3

Please use a bit more space betwwen the answers, most people without cricket knowleadge will have too hard time finding it otherwise


Ignore the Cricket part, you're interpreting it incorrectly. "How many darts are thrown during a players turn in most dart games?" Better version of the same question. Putting more space between answers makes no sense.
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Re: Why did i reject a question (stekkos)
184. post - 2010.07.05. 19:09:28
What did the Marlboro man die from ?

Its not an actual question, is more like a joke between friends. So not something the world is expected to know
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Re: Why did i reject a question (stekkos)
185. post - 2010.07.05. 19:13:00
Approximately how many chickens are there on the earth?

The misspelling was to save your question. Please do not re post it, its a highly uncertain number. Noone can actually know this, not even close
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Re: Why did i reject a question (stekkos)
186. post - 2010.07.05. 19:24:25 (Reply to post #183 of Viridel.)
Quote: Viridel - 2010.07.05. 18:47:13
Quote: stekkos - 2010.07.05. 09:07:35
A complete set of darts (for cricket, 501,or 301) are how many?
2
4
6
3

Please use a bit more space betwwen the answers, most people without cricket knowleadge will have too hard time finding it otherwise


Ignore the Cricket part, you're interpreting it incorrectly. "How many darts are thrown during a players turn in most dart games?" Better version of the same question. Putting more space between answers makes no sense.


Ok let me get this straight: Its not about cricket????
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Re: Why did i reject a question (stekkos)
187. post - 2010.07.05. 21:08:56
Quote: stekkos - 2010.07.05. 19:24:25
Quote: Viridel - 2010.07.05. 18:47:13
Quote: stekkos - 2010.07.05. 09:07:35
A complete set of darts (for cricket, 501,or 301) are how many?
2
4
6
3

Please use a bit more space betwwen the answers, most people without cricket knowleadge will have too hard time finding it otherwise


Ignore the Cricket part, you're interpreting it incorrectly. "How many darts are thrown during a players turn in most dart games?" Better version of the same question. Putting more space between answers makes no sense.


Ok let me get this straight: Its not about cricket????

Well it is, but the dart game named cricket, not the ball game, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket_%28darts%29
There are many darts games, one of them is named cricket.

I didn't know this either, (wikipedia is a nice thing) so I agree that changing the question as suggested is a good idea.
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Re: Why did i reject a question (stekkos)
188. post - 2010.07.05. 22:26:32 (Reply to post #187 of MartinBV.)
Quote: MartinBV - 2010.07.05. 21:08:56
I didn't know this either, (wikipedia is a nice thing) so I agree that changing the question as suggested is a good idea.



I don't get what the difference is between a factual question about the numerical rules of a game/sport and a question about the relative numerical heights of the "tallest" or "smallest". It's not like a date where an educated guess is a good route... With the rules of a game or sport you either know it or don't know it - so a greater range shouldn't help anything except to dummify the quiz (why have four answers when some of them are obviously wrong).

I didn't know this either, (wikipedia is a nice thing) so I agree that changing the question as suggested is a good idea.


If the answers were 1, 3, 6, 10 - would you not have had to look it up? Or do you want possibilities of 1, 3, 10, 30? If you don't know, you either guess blind or look it up - I just don't see how a range matters in a case like this. Dates, yes. But not stuff like this.
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Re: Why did i reject a question (stekkos)
189. post - 2010.07.06. 06:36:25
How many "sex in the City" movies are there?

Put the year, next year they might make another one
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Re: Why did i reject a question (stekkos)
190. post - 2010.07.06. 06:47:56 (Reply to post #188 of Viridel.)
Viridel, the spacing of years and numbers is for those who have an approximate idea what the answer is but they are not 100% sure. They should not be forced to look up the answer just to verify that its 3 and not 4, or 1976 not 1977. As you very correctly said, those that have no idea will still have to search for the answer so its not for them that the spacing is required. So it does matter for sports as well. If soeone asks how many players are in a soccer team, a person whith some idea of the game should be able to answer without having to lookup the question because he remembers 11 but maybe its 12 or 10, as the options given to him. 7 9 11 13 its a far better option.
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Re: Why did i reject a question (stekkos)
191. post - 2010.07.06. 22:08:38 (Reply to post #188 of Viridel.)
Quote: Viridel - 2010.07.05. 22:26:32
Quote: MartinBV - 2010.07.05. 21:08:56
I didn't know this either, (wikipedia is a nice thing) so I agree that changing the question as suggested is a good idea.



I don't get what the difference is between a factual question about the numerical rules of a game/sport and a question about the relative numerical heights of the "tallest" or "smallest". It's not like a date where an educated guess is a good route... With the rules of a game or sport you either know it or don't know it - so a greater range shouldn't help anything except to dummify the quiz (why have four answers when some of them are obviously wrong).

I didn't know this either, (wikipedia is a nice thing) so I agree that changing the question as suggested is a good idea.


If the answers were 1, 3, 6, 10 - would you not have had to look it up? Or do you want possibilities of 1, 3, 10, 30? If you don't know, you either guess blind or look it up - I just don't see how a range matters in a case like this. Dates, yes. But not stuff like this.

I said I didn't know that there were a darts game named cricket. I only voiced my opinion that changing the question to "How many darts are thrown during a players turn in most dart games?" as you proposed. As for the spacing of the answers I have no opinion, I know the answer to the other two darts games is 3.
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Re: Why did i reject a question (stekkos)
192. post - 2010.07.07. 02:48:24 (Reply to post #181 of stekkos.)
Quote: stekkos - 2010.07.05. 09:06:44
Fair point but what does that have to do with this topic??? I did not reject your question


Convenient ~ Maybe it was one of your staff since your not involved with every question that comes before you...reminder of my question= Who was the father of the American Navy?
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Re: Why did i reject a question (stekkos)
193. post - 2010.07.07. 06:24:56 (Reply to post #192 of Ozzilla.)
And again i will say that you have a legitimate point but i cannot say anything more since i did not reject it. Only the evaluator involved can exlain why he things its too special. Whatever i speculate will just not be usefull
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Re: Why did i reject a question (stekkos)
194. post - 2010.07.07. 11:42:20
The president appoints Gen. Joseph (Fighting Joe) Hooker as Commander of the Army of the Potomac, replacing Burnside?

Not special in the sense that too few people know it but also because too few people will actually benefit from knowing this detail
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Re: Why did i reject a question (stekkos)
195. post - 2010.07.07. 11:45:18
which one is the biggest kind of dragon?

Each mythology about dragons is different. Not to mention individual stories. So there is no agreed universal answer to this
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Re: Why did i reject a question (stekkos)
196. post - 2010.07.07. 11:46:23
Which philospher famously concluded that he existed because he thought to ask if he existed?

Philosopher
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Re: Why did i reject a question (stekkos)
197. post - 2010.07.07. 11:51:02
Which country is just north of the Malaysia?

The issue here is that Malaysia is part on continental Asia with Thailand at its North, and part on the island of Borneo with Brunei (land border) and Vietnam (sea border) at its North
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Re: Why did i reject a question (stekkos)
198. post - 2010.07.07. 12:46:20
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

1. You need to mention its a movie

2. Even so, you are asking a detail quite hard to remember even if someone has seen it. I did and could not remeber the name of the character.
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Re: Why did i reject a question (stekkos)
199. post - 2010.07.07. 12:49:09
Which country has largest per capita consumption of tea?
Ireland
Iraq
China
UK

Actually is Turkey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_tea_consumption_per_capita
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200. post - 2010.07.07. 14:45:03
Which mammal has the longest gestation period?
Whale
Indian Elephant
Pig
Giraffe

As far as i could find its the African elephant
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