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yawbus
Yawbus  (Level: 276.7 - Posts: 9)
Tue, 4th Apr '06 9:04 AM

IMPROPERLY WORDED QUESTION

So I just lost 4 million points on a wager and here is my issue: The Sports Soup question (I will not give the entire question)asked what team a player was playing when he broke a certain record. Based on the answer, the question should have read "What team was he playing FOR". Obviously the missing word completely changes the question. Do I deserve to get my points back? I entered a ticket but do you feel I have a gripe here? Thanks

moviemaven76
Moviemaven76  (Level: 71.3 - Posts: 6)
Tue, 4th Apr '06 9:41 AM

One little preposition can make a whole lot of difference. In this case, it changes the entire meaning of the question. I think you have a legitimate issue.

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Tue, 4th Apr '06 9:45 AM

On the basis of your brilliantly creepy/hilarious profile photo alone (which is now tiled on my desktop, making for dozens of the little buggers, tyvm), I'd be inclined to agree with anything you say.
But after some thought, I must first ask you this: would you honestly have gotten the answer right had the question been worded properly? IOW, did the wording cause you to choose another answer? If so you've got a wholly legitimate gripe. If not, I don't think so. Only you can know.

yawbus
Yawbus  (Level: 276.7 - Posts: 9)
Tue, 4th Apr '06 9:48 AM

What gets me is that it was a pretty easy question for a sports fan (Yes, I would have gotten it right)had it been worded properly. So that's an 8 million point swing (plus a wager token lost)! I understand your point but the whole issue is that the question needs to be correctly phrased if I had any chance of getting it right.

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Tue, 4th Apr '06 9:51 AM

If you would've gotten it right, you need to get the points back and the wager token too, I agree.

yawbus
Yawbus  (Level: 276.7 - Posts: 9)
Tue, 4th Apr '06 9:52 AM

Thanks for the support. Now I feel bad that I changed my profile photo!

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Tue, 4th Apr '06 9:55 AM

No i meant the toothy piglets, the one that's still there! Why was there an even better one??

yawbus
Yawbus  (Level: 276.7 - Posts: 9)
Tue, 4th Apr '06 10:00 AM

It was a screencap from a character on an old Twilight Zone episode. Much more creepy (but looked more like me than the pigs do)!

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Tue, 4th Apr '06 10:14 AM

Ahh the Twilight Zone. I'm still looking for that episode starring a very young John Cassavetes at his angst-ridden best

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.6 - Posts: 3302)
Tue, 4th Apr '06 1:52 PM

Yikes, those piggies are disgusting! LOL Hey, I'm on Long Island too, and if you look like that, and I see you coming, I'm outa there!

yawbus
Yawbus  (Level: 276.7 - Posts: 9)
Tue, 4th Apr '06 2:11 PM

You can say what you want about me, but I'll be damned if I will let you talk about my twin sister that way!

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Tue, 4th Apr '06 8:57 PM

I would definitely have interpreted the question as "what team was he playing AGAINST" as opposed to "what team was he playing FOR" - So if the answer was FOR, then I think your gripe is totally legit!

I think the question should be changed either way...adding in the "for" or "against" - hopefully Justin will catch up on support tickets soon!

yawbus
Yawbus  (Level: 276.7 - Posts: 9)
Wed, 5th Apr '06 4:03 PM

FYI I was refunded my points and my token.

mrsgc
Mrsgc  (Level: 10.0 - Posts: 231)
Wed, 5th Apr '06 4:17 PM

Glsd you got it sorted out - you deserved it.

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Wed, 5th Apr '06 4:56 PM

Wow, that's so cool.
Come to think of it, I can't think of a time when a just cause has NOT been upheld by Mr. Sploofus.
Hrm.
I should probably start thinking about maybe complaining less.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Wed, 5th Apr '06 6:43 PM

But then we wouldn't hear from you.

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Wed, 5th Apr '06 10:25 PM

WOMMSATST*

[*wiping off my monitor screen after the spit take]

ROTFLMAO at Jed and Lodi!

jedley
Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Thu, 6th Apr '06 12:17 AM




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