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#1010261 - Thu Sep 12 2013 05:21 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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I was actually able to look her up by googling the description. But the principle remains valid that I won't always be able to do that - telling me the problem with the description won't always make it possible for me to locate the entry and fix it. As I have noted before, there are an awful lot of 'British TV presenter" entries (although I hope to make them more precise over time).
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#1010315 - Thu Sep 12 2013 11:54 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Sept 12th: Easy - Question Set 1 - Q3
One of the options says "changed to British archaeologist & paleoanthropologist famed for his discoveries in Kenya's Olduvai". I presume "changed to" is a typo?


Edited by Chavs (Thu Sep 12 2013 11:55 AM)

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#1010318 - Thu Sep 12 2013 12:57 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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I got Louis Leakey in my own set, and have already deleted those words, so future players today should not see them - the final word Gorge also appears again.
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#1010320 - Thu Sep 12 2013 01:18 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Speedy! smile

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#1010384 - Thu Sep 12 2013 05:49 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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I just played that, and I still saw the changed to part.

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#1010405 - Thu Sep 12 2013 09:41 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Today's sets may already be cached - it will almost definitely be right by tomorrow. I have seen other changes coming through that quickly.
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#1010410 - Thu Sep 12 2013 10:24 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Originally Posted By: looney_tunes
Wow, I haven't ever seen that one before! It's clearly missing "y is known" (no question mark, as this game has descriptions, not questions). Can you tell me the name that it is matched with? I cannot directly look up descriptions to fix them, so I need to know what name it goes with.



I'm sorry. I didn't want ot give the answer away in the set that was being being play currently! That's why I didn't give Big Nose Kate. Now I know how to report mistake here.

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#1010443 - Fri Sep 13 2013 04:11 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Seeing that, perhaps I should just clarify that the 'changed to' typo was not a correct answer to the question, there was no Leaky in the set, it was one of the incorrect options offered.


Edited by Chavs (Fri Sep 13 2013 04:12 AM)

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#1010463 - Fri Sep 13 2013 07:08 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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It doesn't really matter - if you don't identify your set, naming the subject and the description that needs amendment won't really affect much. Some players see the name and have to select the description, some see the reverse; any given name or description could come up more than once in any given set. If you don't identify your set, you aren't revealing much. If it makes you more comfortable, you could wait 24 hours (although then some other set may well include the pairing). Or send a Pm to me, rather than posting here. The value of posting here is that others can see that the issue has been raised, so I don't get 150 messages about the same information.

Yesterday st least three different sets included Louis Leakey. And it may have been the correct answer in one of them, for all I know. Since this thread is mostly used by players who have already completed their set and are reporting an issue, it makes little difference. If anyone (really!) takes the time to check this out for clues before they play, they are taking this whole trivia thing far too seriously. It is rare for there to be more than one entry here a month - right now as I am overhauling the entries, there are more because of all the changes going on, but it should settle down again soon.
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#1010510 - Fri Sep 13 2013 01:56 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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This one appears to have been cut off at the end:

"Scottish politician; Labour MP represented West Lothian and Linlithgow; autobiography 'The Importanc"

Correct answer is Tam Dalyell

Full name of autobiography is "The Importance of Being Awkward"

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#1010529 - Fri Sep 13 2013 06:09 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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That has been fixed.
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#1010700 - Sat Sep 14 2013 08:28 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Here's another one that I came across today.

changed to British soprano; BBC opera producer; directed Wexford Festival Opera 1982-1994

It was an incorrect answer, but Google tells me it is Elaine Padmore.


Edited by George95 (Sat Sep 14 2013 08:28 PM)

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#1010710 - Sat Sep 14 2013 10:01 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Spotted and fixed, thanks. I had a bad copy-and-paste session one evening!
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#1010988 - Mon Sep 16 2013 08:47 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Here's another one: "changed to UK politician; first Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament (1999-2003) = (Sir David Steel)"

And "African-American civil rights activist; refusal to give up her bus seat in 1965 sparked the Montgome = (Rosa Parks)" cuts off the description, presumeably this should be sparked the Montgomery bus boycott.

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#1010991 - Mon Sep 16 2013 08:54 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Both fixed now, thanks.
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#1011243 - Thu Sep 19 2013 09:05 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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From yesterday's set 21, the description for Archie Gemmill was cut off at the end. Apparently he scored a famous goal against the Net, which is not uncharacteristic for a soccer player.

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#1011438 - Fri Sep 20 2013 09:32 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Australian swimmer; first swimmer to win gold in the same event at three successive Olympics (100m w

Dawn Fraser's description

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#1011699 - Sun Sep 22 2013 04:10 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Not sure if it's appropriate to still have Rolf Harris in the mix? It doesn't bother me, but it may cause offence to others - considering the past few months...
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#1011707 - Sun Sep 22 2013 04:41 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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I thought I'd wait until there was a court decision, not just allegations. If there has been a conviction, I haven't heard of it yet - I would appreciate being informed here if that is the case.
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#1011708 - Sun Sep 22 2013 04:46 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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'Innocent until proven guilty'. It hasn't yet reached even the first stage of court proceedings, but he has been formally charged.
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#1011846 - Sun Sep 22 2013 10:58 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Another cut-off description:

Scottish soprano opera singer; debuted as Pamina in Australian Opera Company's 'The Magic Flute' in = (Isobel Buchanan)

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#1012587 - Thu Sep 26 2013 09:30 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Another cut off on the end:


1. Miles Franklin
Australian female writer (1879-1954); 'My Brilliant Career'; established a literary award in her nam

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#1012594 - Thu Sep 26 2013 11:09 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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talian artist; developed Chiaroscuro technique

I don't know who this is; it was a wrong answer from set 17, question 3.

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#1012612 - Fri Sep 27 2013 12:26 AM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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I know, because I recognise the description modification, and will fix him shortly.
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#1013414 - Tue Oct 01 2013 05:34 PM Re: Who Am I - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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lt - you mentioned removing fictional characters and only going with "real people"; what about race horses? Are those going to stay, since they aren't people? Just curious if you'd want us to point those out to you when we come across them.

Thank you, and congrats on the appointment! smile

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