Reply #1. Sep 23 11, 12:33 PM
true not a good mix|
Reply #2. Sep 23 11, 1:13 PM
I agree that the title " TV Stars Mixed " is a misnomer. Perhaps " Reality TV Stars Mixed "...not to be confused with actors with actual talent who are remembered for their performances. This was an issue with Team Heroes as well , if you're not Really into " Survivor " , you were lost!|
Reply #3. Sep 23 11, 1:23 PM
I had no clue so I guessed.|
Reply #4. Sep 23 11, 1:38 PM
I must agree with each and everyone of you.. I am not a big fan of the show myself..|
Reply #5. Sep 23 11, 1:38 PM
I wish Funtrivia staff implemented a voting system - for the players to express their liking or hating for certain topics in the Expert game (and Team Heroes).|
Just a suggestion.
Reply #6. Sep 25 11, 4:32 AM
If you look at the category, you'll see that 'Survivor' has by far the highest amount of quizzes. It's only one of two that has its own subcategory. If it's any consolation, I expect the other quizzes in the category look equally obscure. |
Perhaps there is a case for recategorising the 'Survivor' star quizzes into the main 'Survivor' category in TV?
Reply #7. Sep 25 11, 5:17 AM
It took them two years to stop making TV just a Buffy the Vampire category. I'm sure they'll eventually fix it. But, yeah as one who once watched 12 -15 seconds of Survivor - it makes it quite hard.|
Reply #8. Sep 28 11, 4:03 PM
Personally speaking, I think any quizzes dealing with 'reality' show 'stars' should be placed in a 'television nobodies' category. |
Reply #9. Sep 29 11, 1:53 AM
What's obscure for some is not for others.|
I actually had a query on a single question I submitted a while ago with someone saying the question was unfair because they had never heard of "The Goons", if I complained every time I can across a question I had never heard of I would not have time to play any quizzes. By playing I have learnt a lot about the USA that I never knew before, I can actually answer questions on Baseball, US Presidents and US Geography now that a year ago I would not have had a clue about.
Reply #10. Sep 29 11, 4:49 AM
"What's obscure for some is not for others."|
I have to agree with PMARNEY on this. When I run into questions that favoe other parts of the world I bite the bullet and give mt my best guess. I try to make it up when I get USA centered questions.
Reply #11. Sep 29 11, 5:36 AM
And I have to disagree :)|
What's obscure for some 99% of international FT players and maybe for 95% of U.S. FT players, is obscure, end of question.
You can't use the relativeness argument, because it leads to nowhere (things that are known to majority will always be unknown to some people, but it doesn't change the fact that they are commonly popular and vice versa).
I know absolutely nothing about baseball and American football, but I'll never question their popularity in the Sports category. I only hate when they come up in General, Geography or even History.
By the way, bring back Buffy, I'll take it over Survivor any day :)
Reply #12. Sep 29 11, 6:11 AM
Agree with Krzysztof. I have no problem with obscure questions either, providing they are fitted into their appropriate categories. I don't consider the egotistical attention seeking nobodies on 'reality' programs to be 'tv stars' though. |
Reply #13. Sep 29 11, 5:25 PM
The issue isn't individual questions.|
Nobody on this board is complaining that they missed one question about the Goons - but if every single time 5 of the 15 questions were only about the Goons, i'd be both in trouble and a bit unhappy with it. It often happens that I miss one or two Who Am I's because I don't know an English footballer or Australian PM, but 1/3 of the questions aren't about soccer or politics down under so I chalk that up to - oh, well they probably didn't get Chad Ochocinco.
I'm fine with not knowing a question or two or three in a category because I haven't watched one or two movies (like Harry Potter in the Movie category) or paid attention to NASCAR or English Cricket in the sports category.
The issue is when ONE thing dominates a category. If 5 out of every 15 questions is about one TV show (survivor or Buffy the Vampire Slayer) or about ONE "organization" (Boy Scouts) or if 5 out of 10 fill in the blanks were Frank Lloyd Webber quotes - it is slanted.
Reply #14. Sep 29 11, 10:26 PM
Though I'm no fan of the 'Survivor' questions, I can't quite see the problem with it cropping up in the Expert game. It's one set out of 24 in the course of a day. It may even have been chosen by someone as a perk, and presumably other people had the chance to change it beforehand if they really didn't want it. It's possible to investigate the category beforehand and as I pointed out earlier, Survivor pretty much dominates its category.|
If it wasn't chosen by someone but appeared randomly, then presumably it was equally obscure to all who played.
Even if it had have cropped up during, say the Team Heroes game, then the same thing applies. Obscure for all, and everyone has the same chance of answering.
Reply #15. Sep 30 11, 1:03 AM
How about Harry Potter everywhere? I'm an adult and I attended real college.(not Hogwart's)|
Reply #16. Oct 04 11, 6:40 AM
I do not consider these people who take part in reality shows such as The Mole, Survivor, etc, stars. Just because they take part in the show doesn't make them recognizable to more than a few people, much less make them stars.|
Reply #17. Oct 04 11, 9:08 AM
YES! 100% agree!
Reply #18. Oct 06 11, 7:27 AM
This whole thing could be resolved by adding "Reality" to this category, at which the majority of the people here that posted on this thread would probably not play it. TV Stars Mixed is a little broad, and if it's strictly reality, it should be specified as such.|
Reply #19. Oct 10 11, 5:51 AM
Chad Ochocinco? Wasn't he on Dancing With The Stars? ;)|
Reply #20. Oct 31 11, 12:31 AM
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