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#1044819 - Tue May 06 2014 12:47 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
looney_tunes Offline
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It certainly is - quite a few words have multiple definitions.
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#1044831 - Tue May 06 2014 02:36 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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There are many words that have different definitions in different sets - just like the English language.

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#1045681 - Tue May 13 2014 02:23 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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This is very sloppy. The definition which is the correct answer is incomplete, rendering it useless:

anamnesis

1. a signal for attracting attention
2. the case history of a medical patient
3. an organized program of advertisements
4. a salesperson in a store
5. arteries that supply the liver
6. aromatic seeds used as seasoning especially in curry

The correct answer is #2, but it should read "the case history of a medical patient AS RECALLED/REMEMBERED BY THE PATIENT"

The word "anamnesis" refers to MEMORY, not to medical histories.... aaarghhh.

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#1045687 - Tue May 13 2014 02:45 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Anamnesis does refer to memory, but the definition given is also correct.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/anamnesis


Edited by pent2go (Tue May 13 2014 02:45 PM)

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#1047914 - Tue Jun 03 2014 01:21 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: pent2go]
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Quote:
Conjoining contradictory terms (as in `deafening silence')


Mismatched quotes.
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#1048403 - Sun Jun 08 2014 09:19 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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I cannot believe that word wizard does not accept the word "fajita" (one of my favorite meals)but "Zaftig" is acceptable.

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#1050526 - Sat Jun 28 2014 06:22 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: twlmy]
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Quote:
Jocundity
Your answer: a feeling facetious merriment


Needs an 'of' in the middle of the definition.
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#1051435 - Fri Jul 04 2014 01:28 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Clue: hold dear

Possible answers:

hold dear
scatter
value
hoodwink
frequency
caddy

I would have thought the best match was fairly obvious, but apparently it's incorrect!

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#1051519 - Sat Jul 05 2014 02:23 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Oh dear.
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#1054522 - Tue Jul 22 2014 12:09 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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This may not be a content issue, and maybe it's been asked before, but if "the word wizard himself is awarding his valued gold members their very own letters," what's with the caveman guy hewing the letters out of rock? I don't see wizards and cavemen in the same general neighborhood. Is the wizard really the Great Gazoo?

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#1063508 - Sun Sep 07 2014 12:49 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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From today:


10. Dinar
Your answer: the basic unit of money in yugoslavia


Since Yugoslavia is no more, perhaps this should be changed?

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#1063546 - Sun Sep 07 2014 06:50 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Why? It is still historically true.

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#1063550 - Sun Sep 07 2014 07:01 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Then it should be "former" basic unit of money in Yugoslavia.
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#1063557 - Sun Sep 07 2014 07:44 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Not really. It hasn't been replaced by anything. Would you say "former" monetary unit of ancient Rome?

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#1063568 - Sun Sep 07 2014 08:58 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Okay. I see the logic now. It's the money of the former country of Yugoslavia.

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#1063815 - Mon Sep 08 2014 10:41 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: spanishliz]
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Originally Posted By: spanishliz
Not really. It hasn't been replaced by anything. Would you say "former" monetary unit of ancient Rome?


No, but notice that you said "ancient Rome" -- there is a qualifier there. So a better statement would be: "the monetary unit of the former country of Yugoslavia".

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#1069343 - Thu Oct 16 2014 01:50 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Two just now:

The oppressive influence of past events of decisions

Your answer: mortmain

Should be "OR decisions".

Brown oval fruit flesh makes excellent sherbet

Your answer: sapote

Should have a semicolon after fruit. The second part is really an opinion, not a definition, and shouldn't be in there anyway, but without it, you don't have much of a description.

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#1069349 - Thu Oct 16 2014 02:39 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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This dictionary is not on the site - changes to it are made by the people who maintain the online dictionary used by the game, so we cannot correct this type of error (and there are a lot of them!). Terry can filter out inappropriate content, which is why this thread says "Content Issues". The typos and slightly wonky definitions you come across are something to live with.
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#1069684 - Sat Oct 18 2014 11:53 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Originally Posted By: looney_tunes
This dictionary is not on the site - changes to it are made by the people who maintain the online dictionary used by the game, so we cannot correct this type of error (and there are a lot of them!). Terry can filter out inappropriate content, which is why this thread says "Content Issues". The typos and slightly wonky definitions you come across are something to live with.


1. How can we contact the maintainers of the online dictionary so that they can correct these errors?

2. What kinds of "content errors" would FunTrivia be able to correct? Can you give some examples?


Edited by gracious1 (Sat Oct 18 2014 11:53 AM)

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#1069691 - Sat Oct 18 2014 03:20 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Filters have removed a truckload of drug references, scatalogical terms, biological names for trees, and other things. If you go back to the start of this thread, you will find more information.
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#1069820 - Sun Oct 19 2014 08:48 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Um.... Because I'm feeling bored ... And I've found some odd words considered "acceptable" in the WW dictionary for the Gold Member mini collect letters-make word game ...... And because I have the letters with only two vowels, one of the vowels being U .... I, uh, indulged my inner obnoxious 12yr old self and checked to see if a four letter word with the vowel U that begins with F would be accepted.

It was.

Since I cannot type out the word here because it is one of those Not Allowed To Use That Kind of Language words, I hope you know what word I mean. Isn't this the type of word that should be blocked?

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