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Berylm  (Level: 154.0 - Posts: 478)
Sun, 9th Jul '06 8:02 PM


If you're going to have someone who's effectively foreign to the US, you should at least have the name (s)he's known by in his/her home country as a correct answer as well as the full name - the current one is best known by a short form of his first name in his home country, but when I automatically entered that I was told "No way am I [short 1st name + surname]" - which is at best inaccurate and at worst extremely rude!!

In fact I was extremely taken aback when I got that response! Could you at least tone down wording a bit, please?!

Kravfighter  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 563)
Sun, 9th Jul '06 8:17 PM

You can enter multiple guesses for these. If you know for sure who it is and it comes up incorrect, then wouldn't you just try his full name then?

Berylm  (Level: 154.0 - Posts: 478)
Sun, 9th Jul '06 8:28 PM

Well, of course, but if you entered a name as you knew it and was told you were wrong (assuming no-one else had already guessed it in which case there's no point) what would you do - assume your guess was wrong (that is, you had the wrong person) or keep trying different combinations just to see if the answer had been written differently?!!

Not to mention if you had the rignt name and between your correct, but marked wrong, entry and your second try, someone else won the prize!

How would you feel then?!

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Sun, 9th Jul '06 8:49 PM

Frutrating, perhaps. I don't think it's rude-- it's wording that goes with the mood of the title, "Who the heck am I?!"

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Sun, 9th Jul '06 8:50 PM

Er, that was "Frustrating..."

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Mon, 10th Jul '06 2:39 AM

This site may be U.S.-based, but it certainly has multi-cultural players. That kinda levels the playing field for those who are not familiar with American terminology or cultural aspects!
We have become a "global village" in recent years, and are learning many things about farflung places of which we had never heard before. we have become more knowledgeable of each other, and I see that as a forward step in promoting cultural and racial understanding an harmony.......(I hope?)

Woohoo51  (Level: 11.9 - Posts: 4)
Mon, 10th Jul '06 10:53 AM

How precise do we have to be? For the previous "Who the Heck Am I?" I guessed Ashlee Simpson. Answer: NO WAY am I Ashlee Simpson.
----- ----- guessed correctly Ashlee NICOLE Simpson.

Charlemange  (Level: 55.9 - Posts: 42)
Mon, 10th Jul '06 12:04 PM

I might live in the U.S., but most people don't, even on the internet. I come to sploofus & trivia to learn something new about the world, and if I don't know what Edward Heath looks like, or Ashlee Simpson's middle name, then I shrug and think, "well there you go," and I go on with my day.

100,000 points is a nice number, but it's not real estate, and like the movie says, tomorrow is always another day.

(Now that said, this song clue today is killing me.)

Woohoo51  (Level: 11.9 - Posts: 4)
Mon, 10th Jul '06 2:44 PM

I agree Charlemange, but the question remains -
just how specific is the answer? Whether it's Sir Edward Heath or Edward Heath or Ted Heath (as I believe he is known in England) or Ashlee Simpson with or without her middle name, it's still the same person. (And yes, I know we've been warned that it could be a character too. I recall one such picture of Robert Redford as Jeremiah Johnson.) All I'm saying is, we shouldn't be "penalized" for having the correct answer.

Kravfighter  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 563)
Mon, 10th Jul '06 3:30 PM

Think of these first few as learning experiences. Now we know we have to be very specific with the names.

Queentxf  (Level: 90.6 - Posts: 55)
Mon, 10th Jul '06 3:35 PM

For those who have been here longer, we first learned that lesson with C. S. Lewis, which took a few hints to lead the winning poster to type Clive Staples Lewis.

Keep in mind this game is automatic, and will pull the name as given in the source data which if memory serves is Wikipedia.

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