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Date: 2011.01.28. 18:30:21
Quote: Markus II - 2011.01.28. 13:40:17
What was the first military submarine designed by David Bushnell name?

Turtle
Nauticus
Submarine one
Snake

It rejected cause of spelling mistakes...that are they?Thanks


My guess is that it was rejected because of grammar, so try this: "David Bushnell designed the first military submarine, what was it's name?"
Date: 2011.01.25. 12:36:59
Quote: Viridel - 2011.01.25. 07:47:07
Quote: MartinBV - 2011.01.25. 05:38:04
However, it did only take me about 20 seconds to find the answer.
And what's your point? (apart from you apparently not liking me)

The point is that you seem to have nothing better to do than complain about things over minuscule or insignificant issues


P.s. I did not complain about a title, but that the question asked what song a piece of lyrics was from. And as long as googleability is not part of the official guidelines, you finding it in 20 seconds is irrelevant.

Actually, if you would read the forum as much as you post on it, you would see that Googlability is now a legitimate factor in determining the viability of a question.

I see that the post that Googleability is now a legitimate factor escaped my notice, and I sincerely apologize for hurting your feelings o almighty Vidriel.

And I thank you for using your precious and highly limited time to correct me on every occasion, replying to each of my posts, and even find time to post taunting messages on old posts.
Date: 2011.01.25. 05:38:04
Quote: Viridel - 2011.01.24. 21:37:49
Quote: MartinBV - 2011.01.20. 21:11:18
"Even old New York was once New Amsterdam" is a lyric from what They Might be Giants song?
Ho Chi Minh City (Not Saigon)
Mumbai (Not Bombay)
St. Petersburg (Not Leningrad)
Istanbul (Not Constantinople) <- marked as correct

Isn't this a bit on the specialist side? Luckily I managed to google it in time. I have never heard the song, and the only place I have ever heard of it was in this quiz, same goes for the Band/Group.


If you're going to bitch about music questions, let's hear your take on this one:

What year did MTV Unplugged( a 10,000 Maniacs CD) come out?
Artist 10,000 Maniacs
Type Album
Released October 26, 1993
Rating 3.60 from 416 ratings
Ranked #311 for 1993

However, it did only take me about 20 seconds to find the answer.
And what's your point? (apart from you apparently not liking me)
P.s. I did not complain about a title, but that the question asked what song a piece of lyrics was from. And as long as googleability is not part of the official guidelines, you finding it in 20 seconds is irrelevant.
Date: 2011.01.24. 00:49:05
Quote: stekkos - 2011.01.23. 12:35:31
Quote: MartinBV - 2011.01.22. 18:50:38
Time for a little physics, I just got this question:

how many times does sun revolve around earth in a year ?
twelve
six
zero <- marked as correct
one

The correct answer however is, one. The Sun and the Earth revolves around a common centre of gravity, (somewhere close to the centre of the sun), once each year, this is what defines a year. So the Earth revolves around the Sun once a year, while the Sun revolves around the Earth once a year.


The common way when reffering to the Earth-Sun system (which does operate how you mentioned) is that the Earth orbits the sun. So the sun is considered to be the stationary part in this system. Also the center of gravity for both is so close to the center of the sun that the sun is almost orbiting around its axis anyway, not around Earth. Strictly speaking you are correct but the question can still be accepted. Is the same as asking how the sun moves on the sky, we say East to West, although is the Earth rotating West to East that creates the daily cycle.
Since one is the correct scientific answer, as you yourself say, as long as both zero and one are options, the question is ambiguous. But I'll just take note of the question, and hope no one corrects it.
Date: 2011.01.24. 00:36:08
Quote: ChaoticGemini - 2011.01.23. 19:33:32
Which country had The Dauphin as a ruler ?

none. It is the same as asking what country had an heir to the throne as a ruler. Try rewording it.

This one is actually in the database, and the correct answer is listed as France, apparently there once was a Dauphin, that ruled the country, but not sure about it.

What I have been able to find tonight is that there once was an autonomous region in France called The Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois, which was ruled by the French Dauphin.
Date: 2011.01.22. 18:50:38
Time for a little physics, I just got this question:

how many times does sun revolve around earth in a year ?
twelve
six
zero <- marked as correct
one

The correct answer however is, one. The Sun and the Earth revolves around a common centre of gravity, (somewhere close to the centre of the sun), once each year, this is what defines a year. So the Earth revolves around the Sun once a year, while the Sun revolves around the Earth once a year.
Date: 2011.01.21. 15:42:24
Quote: MartinBV - 2010.11.21. 23:24:59
Xanadu is a popular song by Olivia Newton John, but it's also a city, where is/was this city located?

Inner Mongolia, China
Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Central Australia
Andes Mountains, Chile

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

Can someone please tell me why?

For a description of Xanadu, the summer capital of the Yuan Dynasty founded by Kublai Khan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanadu

Noone ever answered this one, and today I got this question in the quiz:

Wiki, a technology for creating collaborative websites, comes from?
Waikiki, a neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawai
Widescreen computer displays
Wise Kids
The Hawaiian word wiki, meaning "quick" <- marked as correct.

This is not where the technology comes from just the name. Only error I can see with the question I posted is that Olivia Newton John was the singer not the writer of the song. And several other singers/songwriters have made songs with the same name.

And no I don't think this question should be removed, just wondering why the inconsistency.
Date: 2011.01.21. 05:16:37
I have the "Orb of Duel" relic that lets me attack one extra time without fatigue, and the "Maximum action points" acceleration option set, this also gives me the ability to fight one extra time without fatigue, this works fine until I try to attack more than 10 times (-60%) at which point I get the "You have attacked too many times in the last 60 minutes, you must wait a bit until you can fight again." message, on my w2 char I can go as low as -70% also after 10 duels (he does not have the "Orb of Duel" relic)

This way I can't do as many low ability duels, and thus completing the "Let your trained pet make more damage than you in 5 battles!" and similar quests.
Date: 2011.01.20. 21:11:18
"Even old New York was once New Amsterdam" is a lyric from what They Might be Giants song?
Ho Chi Minh City (Not Saigon)
Mumbai (Not Bombay)
St. Petersburg (Not Leningrad)
Istanbul (Not Constantinople) <- marked as correct

Isn't this a bit on the specialist side? Luckily I managed to google it in time. I have never heard the song, and the only place I have ever heard of it was in this quiz, same goes for the Band/Group.
Date: 2011.01.19. 20:50:24
I do agree, but sadly the people that insist on using 12 AM/PM also insist on 12 AM being midnight, most likely because the 1st hour of the day is then 12:00-01:00 and not 0:00-1:00. But as I said earlier there is no standard notification for it.
Date: 2011.01.19. 08:19:21
Found this little tide-bit at http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/info/noon.htm

"A.M. and P.M. start immediately after Midnight and Noon (Midday) respectively.

This means that 00:00 A.M. or 00:00 P.M. (or 12:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M.) have no meaning.

Every day starts precisely at midnight and A.M. starts immediately after that point in time e.g. 00:00:01 A.M."

Did some more search and all references I found either states that 12 AM or 12 PM is wrong, confusing, ambiguous, etc. so seems the question should be removed as ambiguous.
Date: 2011.01.17. 17:29:53
Quote: eukar - 2011.01.17. 08:50:05
Ok... Hi once again

Who got a Nobel Prize?

I. P. Pavlov
D. I. Mendeleev
G. Ja. Perelman
Ju. A. Gagarin


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

I could have understood that wording of the question itself was not perfect. But wrong answers... What is wrong here???
Just googled all 4 of the "candidates" and only one has won a Nobel Prize. Strange, I thought Mendeleev had won one also, but he didn't. So I would support you in the claim that it should have been rejected for language/spelling not the stated reason.
Date: 2011.01.16. 20:15:43
Leading the movement is placed to bring Pol Pot to power in 1966 the Communist Party ?
Vietcong troops
Khmer Rouge movement <- marked as correct
Anti-communist forces
Communist movement
This question makes no sense.


Which of the following countries does not have a bird on its flag?
Egypt
Mexico
Dominican Republic <- where's the bird?
Brazil <- marked as correct
This question has two correct answers, neither Brazil nor the Dominican Republic has birds on their flag.
Date: 2011.01.16. 17:45:26
I have a char in both w1 and w2, my w1 char is a dueller, while my w2 char is a hunter builder.

Untill level 25 my dueller hardly used any AP while my hunter used a little DP to keep his HP below 15%

At lvl 30 my dueller had build up his spectral manipulation and disadvanced development, so he could start hunting, and my hunter started using his DP on challenges, gaining an astonishing amount of crystal points.

So from level 30 non of them waste either AP or DP.
Date: 2011.01.16. 10:45:13
How many women have received the Medal of Honor?
none
2
1
5
This question needs a country as other countries have a medal with the same name. It's not only in the US.

The longest tennismatch in history at Wimbledon 2010 between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut was approximately how long?
8 hours
10 hours <- marked as correct
9 hours
11 hours
This match lasted 11 hours 5 minutes, over 3 days, but was suspended after 3 and 10 hours both times due to darkness.
Date: 2011.01.16. 10:04:21
Saw a question about Jeffrey Dahmer a cannibalistic mass murderer rejected as inappropriate to this audience, so now I'm wondering how this one came through:

What is "Ius Primae Noctis"?
phenomenon of nightly blooming
primary circuits
primary blooming
right of the first night
Date: 2011.01.16. 09:52:36
Quote: eukar - 2011.01.16. 08:25:36
Ok, many thanks for both comments.

First, sorry for misprint. Believe me or not, it was really a misprint and then looking at what I am writing I persuaded myself it was correct.

Second, as far as I understand now hidhschool level is appropriate for questions. I agree 100% that Krebs cycle is out of it in most countries (although Gibbs cycle is, and the correct answer could be found excluding incorrect ones )

Now I am in doubts - is here a proper place to complain of the questions that (in my opinion) are far more specific that highschool level? Or this thread is to discuss own rejects only?

That would be in Quiz errors
Date: 2011.01.16. 00:26:09
Quote: eukar - 2011.01.15. 23:44:31
Hello, I've got an evaluation "According to evaluators only a special group of people might know the answer." for the following question:

How is one of the biochemical processes named?

Krebbs cycle
Moon cycle
Gibbs cycle
bicycle


Ok, I understand that probably that's not a piece of knowledge known by everybody from the childhood. But right know in a row of about 15 questions I have got the following two:
[cut out as I won't address that part]

Some biochemical processes are named by the person or persons that discovers/describes them, and sometimes named after them. But you need to specify which one for people to have any chance of looking it up.

Krebs cycle is not the name of a process by which any of the biochemical processes was named, but a name for the citric aside cycle, a biochemical process.

Try resubmitting it as "Which of these is a biochemical process?" and I would have passed it, if I had been an evaluator that is. It's as good a question as many others.

Oh and it's Krebs cycle, not Krebbs cycle.
Date: 2011.01.15. 16:53:37
Quote: Harleyharr - 2011.01.15. 14:38:02
Quote: MartinBV - 2011.01.15. 10:05:45
Quote: Harleyharr - 2011.01.14. 23:23:15
What the hell is this?

A brick weighs 2kg and half a brick, how much do 2 bricks weigh?
4kg
2kg
12kg
8kg

So 1 brick + 1/2 brick = 3kg so 3kg * 2 = 8kg ????

Give me a break!


and this....

Compared to a human population of 6 billion, which species numbers under 200,000?
Bison
Chimpanzee
Gray wolf
All of the above

What do you mean compared? Compare how? Why? What does that have to do with anything? Compared to an apple being red, what rugby player scored the most points at the 1954 match in Seville vs. England?
Did you get those two rejected?

As to the 1st one. one brick weighs 4 kg. Has been explained numerous times. It's simple maths: X = 2 + X/2 => X = 4 => 2X = 8. So this question should not be rejected.




The question reads as follows;

a brick weighs 2kg;
X = 2kg

and a half brick;

X=2kg + 2kg/2

therefore X = 3kg. So 2 * 3kg = 6kg. The way that you set up the equation X = 2 + X/2 treats the variable X as if it's unknown, when in fact the way the question is phrased it weighs 1kg.

Compared to it being 6º outside both questions are nonsense.
No it reads:

a brick weighs 2kg and half a brick:

X = 2kg + X/2

If your interpretation was correct then you need to add 3 + 1/2 * 3 = 4.5 kg but then it becomes 4.5 + 1/2 * 4.5 = 6.75 .... etc. definitely.

Or you have two different sized bricks, one that's 2kg and one that's 3 kg, now which one do you want two of?

Edit: P.s. Why are you arguing against your own questions, this is the "My quiz question was rejected" thread
Date: 2011.01.15. 11:26:40
On my W2 char I'm wearing a stunning ring Level: 26, Paralysation: +12%. So far I have stunned once in 26 duels, 10 dimension gate battles, and 4 Epic battles, seems like a very low rate to me. At least it's way below the 12%. I did not hit in every one of the combat rounds but in most cases 2-3 hits per battle, so that's 80-100 hits with one stun!

Edit: after posting this I suddenly got 2 stun on duels and one on epic monster, I had SE on me for these battles (I normally don't have SE on me as the char is not really built as a dueller) wonder if that affects the chance.

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