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#559259 - Thu Oct 21 2010 03:14 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: darthrevan89]
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Mongolian Olympic Champion judoka; first Mongolian to win a gold medal

Your answer: Naidangiin Tvshinbayar


Should there be a space between the T and v in his last name?

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#559262 - Thu Oct 21 2010 03:31 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: George95]
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Originally Posted By: George95
Mongolian Olympic Champion judoka; first Mongolian to win a gold medal

Your answer: Naidangiin Tvshinbayar


Should there be a space between the T and v in his last name?


Wikipedia shows his name as Tüvshinbayar. I suspect the current entry is just a variation and his name is definitely not T Vshinbayar. These things happen when transferring names between alphabets.
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#559447 - Fri Oct 22 2010 11:59 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar's entry has been corrected. The "ü" didn't translate well when added to the database. Thanks for noting this problem.

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#559765 - Sun Oct 24 2010 07:02 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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This one will become stale in a while.

"Spanish pro golfer; currently playing on the European Seniors Tour = (Jose Rivero)"

The word 'currently' is time dependent.
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#560718 - Wed Oct 27 2010 06:49 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: JanIQ]
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There appears to be two entries for Willy Messerchmitt. In both cases, the name is spelled different: Willy Messerchmitt and Willi Messerschmitt (y changed to i and an s between the r and c in his last name). I see a mixture of both, so I know it's not a typo corrected.

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#560759 - Wed Oct 27 2010 10:56 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: Buddy1]
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Originally Posted By: Buddy1
There appears to be two entries for Willy Messerchmitt. In both cases, the name is spelled different: Willy Messerchmitt and Willi Messerschmitt (y changed to i and an s between the r and c in his last name). I see a mixture of both, so I know it's not a typo corrected.


And neither is correct!

Wilhelm Emil "Willy" Messerschmitt is the name of the German aircraft designer.
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#561009 - Thu Oct 28 2010 08:23 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Indeed. There were two different entries which were both wrong in their own way. I corrected one and replaced the other. Thank you for find ing this.

I also modified the Jose Rivero entry.

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Edited by JMElston (Thu Oct 28 2010 08:26 PM)
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#562130 - Tue Nov 02 2010 10:48 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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FYI.... It's Quirke, not Quirk. smile

Pauline Quirk
Your answer: English TV actress; Sharon in the BBCs 'Birds of a Feather'
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#562134 - Tue Nov 02 2010 11:49 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: salami_swami]
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I've just looked her up in Wikipedia where it says her middle name is Perpetua. Who knew?! shocked

(You might not know her, Meathead, but she's a very funny lady and well-known on this side of the pond. And you're quite right, it should be Quirke.)
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#562236 - Tue Nov 02 2010 06:35 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Pauline's entry has been corrected. Thanks for noting the error. I was tempted to include her middle name, but I held to the common form. The change will show up tomorrow.

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#572915 - Sat Dec 04 2010 03:53 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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4. Freddy Mercury
Your answer: British musician; lead singer with 'Queen'; died of AIDS

^ Should be "Freddie"
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#572934 - Sat Dec 04 2010 05:31 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: reeshy]
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I'm suprised someone hadn't pointed that out long ago. Thanks for catching that.

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#573265 - Sun Dec 05 2010 06:15 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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8. British-born American international news correspondent for CNN
Your answer: Christiane Amanpour


Wikipedia says there is dispute about where she was born, London or Iran. I must opine that if you can't find the British Birth Certificate (which are like gold) then the other place must be where it happened. Her father was Iranian and her mother British. I think the entry would be better worded: "Irani-Anglo American International news..."

I remember an interview of her where she called herself Irani, which isn't in the current entry at all.


Edited by mehaul (Sun Dec 05 2010 06:19 PM)
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#573303 - Sun Dec 05 2010 07:58 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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I've updated Christiane Amanpour's entry. Thanks for the notice.

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#573318 - Sun Dec 05 2010 08:37 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Er... you have? Only Christiane Amanpour is a Commander of the British Empire and you don't get that unless you are British. Dual nationality maybe but one of them has to be British. Please don't call her Anglo whatever you do, that's a term which has no meaning whatsoever with regard to nationality. Iranian-British would be okay, Anglo would not.
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#573336 - Mon Dec 06 2010 01:24 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Since there doesn't seem to be a definitive answer as to where Christiane was born, I've indicated the questionability of the data. I used "Iranian-British-born(?)" as a tag.

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#573347 - Mon Dec 06 2010 04:56 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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I did an internet search - one of the news organisations she worked for clearly said she was born in London and the family moved back to Iran shortly afterwards, then she came back to the UK for her education, the others don't mention where she was born at all. But it's actually irrelevant, what matters is her nationality and both Iranian and British seem to be accepted everywhere which implies joint nationality to me. Given that she has been awarded the CBE I'd bet money on it. Eligibility for those awards is checked very carefully by people much more qualified than Wikipedia. Most countries allow joint nationality, so using Iranian-British would be fine. What I objected to more was the use of the word "Anglo". With the exception of some specific categories, e.g. British people born in Ireland pre-independence who are called Anglo-Irish, we do not use that word to qualify nationality.
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#579873 - Fri Dec 24 2010 12:43 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: flopsymopsy]
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This one is bound to become stale in a while.

Argentinian legendary footballer (soccer player); current coach of the Argentine national team = (Diego Maradona)

Please replace the "current" by an exact time.
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#579887 - Fri Dec 24 2010 03:30 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: JanIQ]
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Actually Maradona's term has already ended. He was coach from November 2008 to July 2010. Thanks for noting that. I've updated his entry.

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#580092 - Sun Dec 26 2010 07:43 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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I recall you recently updated the entry for Chaz Bono. I encoutered that item in my set today. It starts: "US LGBT rights..." In keeping with the other entries, wouldn't "American LGBT..." be more appropriate? Thanks.
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#580144 - Sun Dec 26 2010 03:10 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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That's a valid point. I think the entry was originally too long and I had to cut corners, but the current entry can stand the change from US to American. I've modified the entry. Thanks.

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#580230 - Mon Dec 27 2010 06:41 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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7. Australian female politician; current Premier of Queensland
Your answer: Anna Bligh


With the opinion polls for most Labor politicians dropping faster than gravity, I think the word 'current' should be replaced (and quickly! smile ). Perhaps change the second phrase to 'elected Premier of Queensland in 2009' or 'first female Premier of Queensland'.
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#580288 - Mon Dec 27 2010 11:37 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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Entry updated. I wish that I could search the database for cases like these. Please keep pointing them out. Thanks.

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#580342 - Mon Dec 27 2010 01:39 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: darthrevan89]
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Bob Homme = American-born Canadian TV sctor; children's broadcaster on 'The Friendly Giant'

It should be actor not sctor.

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#580537 - Mon Dec 27 2010 06:06 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: Buddy1]
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Typo corrected. Thanks.

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