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#1171589 - Mon Jul 24 2017 11:15 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
MrNobody97 Offline
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According to Mind Melt, "mutineer" is "open rebellion and refusal to obey authorities (especially by seamen or soldiers)." No, that would be "mutiny." A mutineer is a person!

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#1171719 - Wed Jul 26 2017 11:38 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
JanIQ Offline
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Isn't there a verb "to mutineer"? That could fit the bill.
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#1171720 - Wed Jul 26 2017 11:46 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: JanIQ]
CmdrK Offline
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Nope, "mutiny" can be a noun or a verb (with or without "to" added). Dictionaries (American and British) agree that "mutineer" is a noun. Just some grammatical sloppiness in Mind Melt.
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#1171722 - Wed Jul 26 2017 01:51 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Not sloppiness in the game, but in the off-site database that it uses. This thread is full of examples. I used to shudder, but the years have helped me to learn to shrug my shoulders after a slight wince and get on with the game.
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#1171739 - Wed Jul 26 2017 03:40 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
agony Offline

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I think it depends on what stage of the game it's in. For Part three, where we are looking for connections, I'd say it's fine..... we're not actually, then, looking for exact correlation. For Part One, which is definitions, it's not good.

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#1171741 - Wed Jul 26 2017 03:51 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
MrNobody97 Offline
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I had a thought. Wouldn't it be conceivable (if not necessarily practical) to actually contact the source database (I think I know which one it is...) and point out to THEM some of the multitudinous issues that have been raised with some of their definitions et al?

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