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#1159287 - Tue Feb 28 2017 10:19 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
namrewsna Offline
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Not sure who needs help on this one, the game or me.

Last hour for one word I had:

"walking by someone who is asleep"

For some reason I read "walking by" to mean "walking past" and blew a good second or two searching for some synonym of walking or creeping that had a "slipping past the snoring guard" connotation to it.

the right answer was somnambulation.

Kind of a funny hiccup in hindsight...but I still think whoever wrote that definition needs a light slap on the wrist and it ought to have said something more along the lines of "walking while asleep"

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#1159714 - Sun Mar 05 2017 11:30 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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I just completed, or at least 'thought' I completed the requirements for the Alchemist badgelet over an hour ago. No badgelet awarded. Award page says it updates every 30 minutes. I maintain a list of the words required, and crossed each one off as I submitted them; culminating with GOLD tonight.
Is it possible that one of the FT powers can perhaps please check my account to insure all six elements are present? I'm thoroughly befuddled at this point.
Thank you
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#1159716 - Sun Mar 05 2017 11:55 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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This is not the best thread for the post, as administrators expect it to contain queries/issues relating to the database in the game, not the mechanics of badges. I suggest you might post it in the existing Badge Missing thread I see started by someone else, or in the minor issues thread, or start a new one.
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#1159722 - Mon Mar 06 2017 01:42 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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My bad. Apologies. Thanks looney.

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#1160090 - Thu Mar 09 2017 12:25 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
Allison03 Offline
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Today: March 9, 2017.

Monologue = speech to oneself? A monologue is not a speech to oneself. It is a speech by one person to anyone who will listen ... isn't it?

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#1160092 - Thu Mar 09 2017 12:58 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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A) Unfortunately, it doesn't matter, since the editors of this site cannot change definitions, only exclude particular words.

B) Yes and no, a monologue can be a one-sided speech to another, but in a play, a monologue can be a speech to oneself, just loud enough for the audience to hear it, aka a soliloquy.

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#1162666 - Mon Apr 10 2017 09:57 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
satguru Offline
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An extra apostrophe
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The word last hour was sacque.

- a woman''s full loose hiplength jacket
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Oops, there's no crystal ball thread now I think, and both share the same roots so hopefully this will reach the right place.


Edited by satguru (Mon Apr 10 2017 09:58 PM)
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#1162670 - Mon Apr 10 2017 10:08 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Since Funtrivia doesn't control the content of the database used in these games, the correction will wait on someone who does seeing it for themselves.
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#1163414 - Mon Apr 17 2017 02:29 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
LadyCaitriona Offline
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7. Works

Your answer: a collection of selected literary passages

a collection of selected literary passages is the definition for "anthology"

The correct answer was the internal mechanism of a device
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#1163429 - Mon Apr 17 2017 05:05 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: LadyCaitriona]
MiraJane Offline
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Originally Posted By: LadyCaitriona
7. Works

Your answer: a collection of selected literary passages

a collection of selected literary passages is the definition for "anthology"

The correct answer was the internal mechanism of a device



I don't understand your issue with the correct answer. Even if it was understandable, FT cannot change it.

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#1163436 - Mon Apr 17 2017 06:29 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
MrNobody97 Offline
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I think the implication was that she took issue with the fact that TWO answer choices were (or could be) correct/acceptable. You often see editions of books and other publications with titles like "The Complete Works of [Author]" or, for that matter, the phrase "selected works."

Interestingly, you could run into almost the exact same confusion if the word was "opera." We usually think of it as "theatrical performance with music and song," but an equally acceptable definition would be "a collection of work" -- because it's the plural of the Latin "opus," which means ... "work"!

Language -- its complexities can be just as frustrating as they are fascinating.

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#1164617 - Tue May 02 2017 10:57 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
samak Offline
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Gold Member Word Wizard Mini-Game today:

"Attempting to Turn in a Word...
Sorry, the word airbag is not an accepted word in this game."

Maybe the game uses Samuel Johnson's dictionary...

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#1164692 - Thu May 04 2017 12:08 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
MiraJane Offline
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The mini game uses a "dictionary" set up by Terry. It doesn't accept a lot of common words. It does accept some surprising words.

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#1164780 - Fri May 05 2017 03:16 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
dippo Offline
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Was the system clock reset at 3.14 am site time today? If not, I'm amazed that I managed to complete the game in 21 seconds!

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#1165246 - Thu May 11 2017 06:25 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
sisterseagull Offline
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'Codex' - an official list of chemicals or medicines

Shouldn't that read 'Formulary'?

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#1165247 - Thu May 11 2017 06:39 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
namrewsna Offline
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Codex can work there as well.

However, if both "codex" and "formulary" were listed as answer choices, that is downright Mind Melt-ish.


Edited by namrewsna (Thu May 11 2017 06:40 AM)

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