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#511341 - Fri Mar 26 2010 05:41 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Bartolomeu de Gusmao
Your answer: Brazilian Portuguese-Brazilian priest; naturalist; balloonist

This sounds redundant. Is there a distinction between Brazilian Portuguese-Brazilians and other Portuguese-Brazilians?

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#511342 - Fri Mar 26 2010 06:40 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: Julia103]
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I'm not sure where that came from. I cleaned up the entry a bit. Thanks for pointing it out.

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#511343 - Sat Mar 27 2010 12:15 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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African-American film & TV actor; kown as 'Sleep 'n' Eat'




Just a typo, "kown" should be "known".

(Haven't posted the answer in the interest of not giving it away, but reckon you can find the entry without it )

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#511344 - Sat Mar 27 2010 01:13 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: spanishliz]
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Typo fixed. Thanks for pointing it out.

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#511345 - Sun Mar 28 2010 12:25 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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"Joseph Justus Scaliger
The correct answer was Dutch religious leader; scholar; historian"

Most sources would call him French. He was also mostly a historian, humanist, philosopher and maybe a religious scholar, but not a religious leader.

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#511346 - Sun Mar 28 2010 03:25 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: triviapaul]
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The Dutch tag probably came from him appearing on a Dutch stamp. I didn't miss many of these, but a few obviously got past me. Wikipedia calls him a 'religious leader and scholar' as well as an historian. Reading through his entry, I would agree with you that he was more a religious scholar than leader. I corrected his entry. Thanks for catching the error.

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#511347 - Wed Apr 14 2010 12:56 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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A stray square symbol in one of today's:

15. Esteban Echeverr¯a

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#511348 - Wed Apr 14 2010 01:32 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: Mink]
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That was an accented 'i' that needed to be replaced. I'll check for others like that. Thanks.

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#511349 - Sat Apr 17 2010 12:41 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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I was amused today to have one of the "initials are..." clues today and have two names with those initials among the choices. I'm wondering if this was coincidence or whether Terry did something to the algorithm for the harder sets. (This was in set 22.)

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#511350 - Sat Apr 17 2010 01:44 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: Julia103]
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I'm sure it is just a coincidence. I make sure there aren't any cases of 'initials are XX' with the same initials. There are less than 70 'initials are XX' entries in 9100+ total entries, but obviously some initial combinations are common enough to cause possible confusion. I'm afraid we will just have to live with it.

Hopefully, Terry doesn't decide to enhance the difficulty of these.

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#511351 - Tue Apr 20 2010 04:53 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: triviapaul]
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Frantcysk Skaryna

According to Wikipedia his first name has no "t" in it, Francysk Skaryna

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francysk_Skaryna

also;

Alois Senefelder - Austrian actor; playwright; invented lithography

According to Wikipedia he was German (but born in Prague):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alois_Senefelder

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#511352 - Wed Apr 21 2010 01:17 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: pyonir]
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I've made corrections to both entries. Thanks for catching those.

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#511353 - Wed Apr 28 2010 03:29 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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I had Yuen Biao. The answer said he was from "Honk Kong" and I'm pretty sure it's suppose to be "Hong Kong".

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#511354 - Wed Apr 28 2010 03:49 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: Buddy1]
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I've corrected the Yuen Biao entry. Thanks for catching that.

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#511355 - Thu Apr 29 2010 01:26 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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I've got a spelling thingy:

12. British poetess; ctitic
Your answer: Dame Edith Sitwell

I'm sure Dame Edith would object to being called ctitic

Whoa Mi!
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#511356 - Thu Apr 29 2010 02:32 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: triviapaul]
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I've corrected the Dame Edith Sitwell
entry. Thanks for catching that.

I think that entries used in the game are cached, so changes won't show up until the next game.

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#511357 - Sat May 01 2010 06:10 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Do people like these giveaway questions?

American inventor of the 'Gallup' opinion poll
George Gallup, obviously.

American businesswoman; co-founded the Estee Lauder Co.
Who of the listed but Estee Lauder?

I would prefer:
American inventor of a widely watched opinion poll
American businesswoman; co-founded a cosmetic company

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#511358 - Sat May 01 2010 08:27 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: queproblema]
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There are several types of 'gimmie' entries in the game. The self-references you cite are one type. There are 150 to 200 of those in 9100+ entries.

Another type is the 'initials are XX'. There are less than 70 of those in the game. I added them to keep some of my 'obscure' favorite entries from being totally deleted. I've missed two of them in game play, so even easy entries can be difficult.

Clergy, Nobles, & Royalty are a larger segment. Many entries in these categories are very obvious.

These entries exist to give players just starting in the game some easy questions. This can backfire if a player thinks there might be a trick to the question.

If you don't like easy questions, play the difficult level. You won't see many easy entries there except for those from the recent database add or edited entries which haven't been rated yet.

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#511359 - Tue May 04 2010 09:52 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Spelling error... Laura Moffat should be Laura Moffatt. :-)
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#511360 - Tue May 04 2010 10:01 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: salami_swami]
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Probably my mistake when submitting it (we have a different name for her round here)

Also Laura won't be an MP after Thursday - she isn't standing for re-election.
(I live in the constituency)


Edited by paper_aero (Tue May 04 2010 10:08 AM)
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#511361 - Tue May 04 2010 10:25 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: paper_aero]
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I've corrected her entry. Thanks for the info.

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#511362 - Sat May 08 2010 03:36 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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There is a question the correct answer to which is "Your answer: Filipino former First Lady; former beauty queen & model; shoe collector"

A female person from The Phillipines is a "Filipina".
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#511363 - Sat May 08 2010 06:10 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: darksplash]
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I had "Rainer Maria Rilke" and the correct answer said that he was German. However, he was born in Prague, which is in the Czech Republic.


Edited by Buddy1 (Sat May 08 2010 06:10 PM)

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#511364 - Sat May 08 2010 06:26 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: Buddy1]
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Quote:

I had "Rainer Maria Rilke" and the correct answer said that he was German. However, he was born in Prague, which is in the Czech Republic.




Yes, you're right... but that doesn't make him a Czech. As a result of different Empires expanding and contracting across different countries and hundreds of years, many Germans lived in places we now regard as different countries. Rilke was a German poet who was part of a German family living in Prague when it was in Bohemia which was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire - saying Rilke was a Czech would not be correct.
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#511365 - Sun May 09 2010 01:12 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: darksplash]
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There is a question the correct answer to which is "Your answer: Filipino former First Lady; former beauty queen & model; shoe collector"

A female person from The Phillipines is a "Filipina".




Correction made. Thanks for noting this.

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