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Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Tue, 2nd Mar '10 8:28 PM


I haven't seen many of the nominated films, but that didn't take away any of the enjoyment of doing this puzzle. Nicely done, Dave.

Donleigh  (Level: 145.8 - Posts: 4972)
Tue, 2nd Mar '10 9:24 PM

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Tue, 2nd Mar '10 10:33 PM

As Siskel and Ebert used to say

Gypsylady  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 6036)
Tue, 2nd Mar '10 10:41 PM

Enjoyed it, Dave! Thanks!!!


Jerrys  (Level: 188.2 - Posts: 334)
Tue, 2nd Mar '10 10:42 PM

Yep, super WP, Dave. Thanks!

Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Wed, 3rd Mar '10 3:19 AM

I had to use one of my puzzles to solve a clue, but that, luckily, just added another layer to the fun.

Alvandy  (Level: 225.5 - Posts: 7525)
Wed, 3rd Mar '10 3:22 AM

Solving this puzzle has sparked more interest in me to watch for the results Sunday night. Great puzzle Dave!!

Garrybl  (Level: 275.9 - Posts: 6605)
Wed, 3rd Mar '10 4:17 AM

I loved the format of the clues; even though my score was nothing special it certainly added to my enjoyment to have a puzzle in a puzzle.
Thanks Dave!

Collioure  (Level: 102.3 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 3rd Mar '10 7:12 AM

A gross factual error, I believe, cost me two extra letters and a top ten finish.

Does anyone edit these puzzles?

And just think. I only see half the errors.

Collioure  (Level: 102.3 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 3rd Mar '10 9:24 AM

By the way how's my application for WP editor coming along?

It's not as if I don't offer to help improve WP editing.

Daveguth  (Level: 250.0 - Posts: 1636)
Wed, 3rd Mar '10 10:36 AM

Thanks to all. Someone mentioned they liked the idea of two puzzles in one, so that was the idea. Another Oscar WP coming up on Oscar day--hope you all enjoy that.

Collioure, I'm dying to know, what was the gross factual error?

Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Wed, 3rd Mar '10 10:43 AM

Christoph Waltz is Austrian, not German, but I don't think that was enough to trip anyone up.

1mks  (Level: 208.0 - Posts: 5864)
Wed, 3rd Mar '10 10:43 AM

Yeah, I'd like to know that too Dave. AND I really enjoyed your puzzle.

Collioure  (Level: 102.3 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 3rd Mar '10 10:48 AM

That's it, Leslie. Cost me two letters.

I simply do not understand how an editor cannot check that kind of thing. There wasn't very much to check in my five - the nominee, the film and maybe one more fact.

For me these glitches are not excusable and they show a lack of care.

Daveguth  (Level: 250.0 - Posts: 1636)
Wed, 3rd Mar '10 11:52 AM

My apologies. I confused the actor with the character. I have no excuse--I put the WP together too quickly thinking I knew all this information off the top of my head. Should have checked on Waltz because I really don't know that much about him.

However, Collioure, I think are your comments about the editors are misdirected. The editors spend plenty of time looking for typos and ensuring the phrases fit into the available space. It is not their responsibility to fact check. I know you've been told this many times before--but THEY ARE NOT PAID.

I own this mistake completely--I'm the one who should have fact checked.

Collioure  (Level: 102.3 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 3rd Mar '10 12:47 PM

Thank you for a fine and timely puzzle, Dave.

I know editors are unpaid, but your take on what they check and what they don't check is news to me. I think editors should do some checking, and I surely think this one was just too easy not to catch.

Asor  (Level: 153.4 - Posts: 589)
Wed, 3rd Mar '10 12:53 PM

Excellent puzzle--well, other than my finishing in 11th place

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Wed, 3rd Mar '10 5:09 PM

It's always been my impression that Editors check format and if they spot an obviously misspelled word. Otherwise they don't do content fact checking. I think I heard that a long time ago when there was a complaint about something not factual in a quiz, and the editors said they didn't have time to do content fact checking and still release the quizzes in a timely manner.

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Sploofishy (Editor)  
Wed, 3rd Mar '10 5:59 PM

Yep, that's the policy that Justin himself establish years ago. No fact checking. Actually, we quibbled a bit about it after he set the policy, but he insisted. And now I'm glad he set it that way - we'd never get two word puzzles a day and everything else out otherwise. Facts are the author's responsibility in all Sploofus material.

Collioure  (Level: 102.3 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 3rd Mar '10 6:52 PM

Well, if that's the policy, the title of editor ought to be changed. Editors in my experience do much more than that. Grammarian, anyone?

Collioure  (Level: 102.3 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 3rd Mar '10 7:21 PM

BTW, that being the case, I'd like to again thank my former WP editor Sploofusgenie doing lots more than the minimum to assure that my/our word puzzles were well-edited.

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