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Clj31210  (Level: 51.8 - Posts: 1)
Tue, 18th Dec '07 8:52 PM


on quiz smitted by poppaditty, slogans, asked what vehicle is.."like a rock" the correct answer is chevy....not ford!

Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Tue, 18th Dec '07 8:54 PM

Drop the writer a line (PM) so he may change it to the correct answer...

An Editor shoulda caught that

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Sploofernatural (Editor)  
Tue, 18th Dec '07 9:05 PM

An editor should not have caught that. We see the five answers in random order, with no indication of which is marked as correct. If we were responsible for content, it could take us hours researching the accuracy of a single quiz before we could launch it. Is that what you all want?

Greyghost  (Level: 68.4 - Posts: 640)
Tue, 18th Dec '07 9:38 PM

Gee,Merry Christmas as well.

Smaug  (Level: 140.7 - Posts: 2772)
Tue, 18th Dec '07 9:41 PM

Hours would be okay with me, it was five days that ticked me off.

Tuzilla  (Level: 130.9 - Posts: 3769)
Tue, 18th Dec '07 9:41 PM


Garrybl  (Level: 275.9 - Posts: 6608)
Tue, 18th Dec '07 9:49 PM

Thanks for clarifying that point for us. Really appreciated -- no sarcasm intended (or I hope detected).

But let's go one step further; I've had some wrong answers detected (for example I referred to a hockey-player successful in the 80's, a typo for 50's ) and that was spotted by the editor. Which is obviously helpful.
But here of course the editor could work out that the answer had an error -- or mkore specifically the question did.
Should the editors be checking for that?

And if one of the right/wrong answers has a typo in it should the editor point it out? After all if it happens to be the 'right' answer it should surely be spelled right?


Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Tue, 18th Dec '07 10:20 PM

If one of the answers was "Viagra"...then the correct answer was amongst them.


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Sploofernatural (Editor)  
Tue, 18th Dec '07 11:09 PM


It depends on the editor. We are not responsible for content, but beyond that, there is no firm policy. We do, however, want you to put out the best quiz you can. For content mistakes that are obvious to us, such as your hockey example, some of us will try to find cause to return the quiz to the author based on SQAG criteria, and add a little mention in our note to the author that he or she might want to double-check a particular fact, but once warned, the onus is on the author.

In other cases, the editor might accept the quiz, then subsequently find reason to take the quiz, after which, in a message to the author, he or she as a player can freely voice what is wrong.

As for simple typos, my personal style is to correct them without even mentioning it if they are isolated incidents. Isn't that what editors do in real life?

Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Tue, 18th Dec '07 11:20 PM

I have a question about a typo that was fixed on one of my quizzes, where the editor didn't say anything. I put a direct quote in a quiz, and the editor added commas, even though in the book there are no commas. Should I leave it as it is, with commas as the editor put it, or as the author of the book wrote it without commas? I agree that perhaps commas were needed, but is it still a direct quote if those have been added?

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Sploofernatural (Editor)  
Tue, 18th Dec '07 11:23 PM

Do as you wish. In this case, neither action seems inappropriate.

Texlewee  (Level: 34.1 - Posts: 601)
Tue, 18th Dec '07 11:29 PM

I think it would be IMPOSSIBLE to edit for correct answers....

I have had a couple of quizzes where the editor DID catch a wrong answer, but I write that off to happenstance, not policy.

I am perfectly happy with the editors sticking to the basics....

Except for with Smaug, and I think they should antagonize him specifically so I can bitch about it in later posts.

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Wed, 19th Dec '07 9:02 AM

It would seem that the quiz writer is the one that needs to be contacted if an error is found, not posted in the forum - otherwise how can they correct it? Additionally - although the quiz was not named - now the quiz answer (or wrong answer) is posted in the forum...or maybe I'm just overthinking the whole thing.

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Wed, 19th Dec '07 9:04 AM

Oops - I'm wrong - whole thing was posted - I retract last statement - seems that would be like giving WP answer while live -

Note to self: Drink more coffee before posting.

Joelwdonnal  (Level: 117.9 - Posts: 268)
Wed, 19th Dec '07 11:04 AM

In case people hadn't noticed editors are human and can make mistakes. They do the best they can as quickly as they can to ensure the quizzes that we are taking are factual and fun as they can be. Instead of complaining fix what they ask you to fix and get over the fact that sometimes things slip past them too.

Smaug  (Level: 140.7 - Posts: 2772)
Wed, 19th Dec '07 11:27 AM

WADR, it's just a quiz, and one of 1.2 million questions. The WordPuzzles are a higher standard and of great importance, as they truly stand as a mark of excellence for anoyone who achies a Top Three finish.

Joelwdonnal  (Level: 117.9 - Posts: 268)
Wed, 19th Dec '07 11:36 AM


Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Wed, 19th Dec '07 11:46 AM

With all due respect.....

Kaufman  (Level: 253.9 - Posts: 3936)
Wed, 19th Dec '07 12:17 PM

WADR, WADR everywhere, but not a stop to think ...

Joelwdonnal  (Level: 117.9 - Posts: 268)
Wed, 19th Dec '07 12:18 PM

Thanks Ms. Lodi...i'm not up on all the pc lingo so didn't know what WADR meant

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Wed, 19th Dec '07 12:38 PM

(me neither - I had to google it)

Joelwdonnal  (Level: 117.9 - Posts: 268)
Wed, 19th Dec '07 1:11 PM

didn't think of that...thanks anyway ms. Lodi

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