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#1031686 - Sat Jan 25 2014 07:17 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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You don't need the =name in the closing quote tag. Just the [/quote] works.
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#1031688 - Sat Jan 25 2014 07:29 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: satguru]
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Originally Posted By: satguru
5. Cauterise

Your answer: penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument is the definition for "pierce"

The correct answer was make insensitive or callous

Not in my dictionary, it's burning something away. No reference to anything else.



Here's a dictionary with a second meaning that does not reference burning:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/cauterised

cau·ter·ize (kô&#8242;t&#601;-r&#299;z&#8242;)
tr.v. cau·ter·ized, cau·ter·iz·ing, cau·ter·iz·es
1. To burn or sear with a cautery.
2. To deaden, as to feelings or moral scruples; callous.

Word Wizard often uses definitions from well down the list of alternatives.
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#1031819 - Sun Jan 26 2014 04:09 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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I'm learning all the time, I just learnt what a gnome is as well (I won't reveal it before the hour), but I prefer to add anything not 100% certain just in case, I have some good dictionaries here but know they're far from definitive, but a good place to start.
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#1031851 - Mon Jan 27 2014 12:51 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Finding the use of regional slang words is not a good thing in this game. Just an opinion, so no need to behead me over it.

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#1031888 - Mon Jan 27 2014 09:44 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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Originally Posted By: mehaul
You don't need the =name in the closing quote tag. Just the
works. [/quote]


Thanks, but I didn't add it in. I tapped the quote function and that's what showed up.


edited to add the following:
And I see quoting your post showed up oddly too.


Edited by MiraJane (Mon Jan 27 2014 09:45 AM)

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#1031911 - Mon Jan 27 2014 02:42 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Maybe this should be reported in the UBB Update thread?
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#1031921 - Mon Jan 27 2014 04:05 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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Maybe this should be reported in the UBB Update thread?


No, because you used just an ending tag, and the system did exactly as it was supposed to.

I'm going to use the post above as a guide.

When posting the below with a "[", ignoring the "{", it will close the quote off the first tag, ignoring the second, and that is why the quoted post looks odd; the system saw the end tag and ended the quote there. See above without a name and it will still quote the post.

[{quote=mehaul}]You don't need the =name in the closing quote tag. Just the [/quote] Quote ends here works.[/quote]


Edited by dg_dave (Mon Jan 27 2014 04:08 PM)
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#1031970 - Mon Jan 27 2014 11:31 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: dg_dave]
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Originally Posted By: dg_dave
Quote:
Maybe this should be reported in the UBB Update thread?


No, because you used just an ending tag, and the system did exactly as it was supposed to.

I'm going to use the post above as a guide.

When posting the below with a "[", ignoring the "{", it will close the quote off the first tag, ignoring the second, and that is why the quoted post looks odd; the system saw the end tag and ended the quote there. See above without a name and it will still quote the post.

[{quote=mehaul}]You don't need the =name in the closing quote tag. Just the /quote] Quote ends here works.
[/quote] which is how this reads in the text box - extra close tags with no /quote=dg_dave to be seen.

There are no { brackets used.
Here in editing mode (as I look at it) it starts with a [quite = n a m e ] (note my errors inserted intentionally to block a quote start) and ends with just a [/quote]. I infer therefore that [/quote=name] is an invalid closer. If Mira Jane typed it that way, fine - typo. If she used either quote or quick quote and the software put in the [/quote=name], that's a system error. Boy that's a mess of [] and [/].

If Mira Jane could go to that post, enter edit mode and copy the originally typed way it appears then enclose it in [quote][/quote] we might see what went wrong.

I started the above quote with a quote=Dave followed by a plain quote then after "Just the " used a slashquote no =name. Putting a slashquote =name doesn't seem to actually close the quote. Now where's that brain recovery medicine? Yeah, the one with Red Eye written on the label.


Edited by mehaul (Mon Jan 27 2014 11:34 PM)
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#1031975 - Tue Jan 28 2014 12:13 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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Mehaul,
Thank you for telling me the correct way to use UBB code in your first post. However, the only time I have ever used used it is in the Chain Games threads and only to bold. And even then, I do it wrong most of the time. I have never tried the quote one.

I have short term memory problems. Nothing can be done for it. I cannot remember what I just read in your last post even though I read it three times. I don't even understand what you suggested I do because I can no longer understand complicated instructions in sentences. If it wasn't for autocorrect, I wouldn't be able to even type out long words anymore.

Since the quote issue hasn't showed up for anyone else again, even for me, it probably was a one time glitch. Thank you for your concern.


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#1032435 - Fri Jan 31 2014 07:18 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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4. Make furious

Your answer: chafe

chafe means "become or make sore by or as if by rubbing"

The correct answer was incense



http://www.thefreedictionary.com/chafe

"3. to irritate or be irritated or impatient: he was chafed because he was not allowed out."

"3. to irritate; annoy."

"6. to become annoyed: He chafed at their remarks."

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#1032479 - Fri Jan 31 2014 02:52 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Chafe implies a much lower level of irritation than being incensed, though. Annoyed is not the same as furious, by a long way.
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#1032954 - Tue Feb 04 2014 07:50 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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This struck me as strange, since the whole idea is to understand the meaning of the words ~~

Given: "the property of being perpetual (seemingly ceaseless)"

I wonder if it was appropriate to define 'perpetual' LOL
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#1034977 - Tue Feb 18 2014 02:00 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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This:

3. Hold back

Your answer: keep in

keep in means "cause to stay indoors"

The correct answer was cumber

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#1035013 - Tue Feb 18 2014 11:19 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: halekotsi]
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Originally Posted By: halekotsi
This:

3. Hold back

Your answer: keep in

keep in means "cause to stay indoors"

The correct answer was cumber



Unfortunately, it looks like it is asking for a synonym -

cum·ber  (k&#365;m&#8242;b&#601;r)
tr.v. cum·bered, cum·ber·ing, cum·bers
1. To weigh down; burden: was cumbered with many duties.
2. To hamper or hinder, as by being in the way: was cumbered with a long poncho.
3. To litter; clutter up: Weeds cumbered the garden paths.
4. Archaic To bother; distress.
n.
A hindrance; an encumbrance.


From thefreedictionary.com

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#1035071 - Tue Feb 18 2014 07:18 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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They both work as synonyms. That's the problem.

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#1036098 - Thu Feb 27 2014 12:20 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Cruzeiro
the basic unit of money in brazil

Can this say the former basic unit of money in brazil? It's been the real for quite some time now.

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#1036457 - Mon Mar 03 2014 10:03 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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I have to put this in. I'd say both definitions are equally valid and it's impossible to choose between the two as they are far too close. It shouldn't become a lottery.

9. Gopher

Your answer: a laborer who is obliged to do menial work

a laborer who is obliged to do menial work is the definition for "galley_slave"

The correct answer was a zealously energetic person (especially a salesman)
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#1040224 - Wed Apr 02 2014 05:44 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Lie down on command, of hunting dogs

The correct answer was charge

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I know nothing about the subject, but to me this sounds like the complete opposite
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#1041110 - Wed Apr 09 2014 07:20 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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15. Come to understand

The correct answer was bottom

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Really? I read all 43 possible definitions of "bottom" and not one came close to "come to understand."

Using the given definition, I have not bottom how bottom means come to understand.

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#1041121 - Wed Apr 09 2014 09:18 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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#1041256 - Thu Apr 10 2014 03:18 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Originally Posted By: looney_tunes




Thank you. I went to freedictionary.com.

With "fathom" added to the definition, it makes more sense.

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#1041788 - Sun Apr 13 2014 10:25 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Daughter-in-law
answer: the wife of your son


Not always now. It can also be the wife of a daughter.

And, yes, I know that the answer is not incorrect, only limited as the majority of definitions are.


Edited by MiraJane (Sun Apr 13 2014 10:26 PM)

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#1043749 - Tue Apr 29 2014 02:12 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: MiraJane]
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a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a british term)

Quote are mismatched, and 'british' should be capitalised.
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#1044754 - Tue May 06 2014 05:29 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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12. A criminal who is a member of gang


Needs an 'a' between 'of' and 'gang'.
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#1044815 - Tue May 06 2014 12:21 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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In the same set I had prang twice, with two different correct definitions. One was simply "crash" the other was "crash involving a car or plane". That suggests that prang is in the system twice.

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