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MarcM1098Acamod

Posts: 603

new Posted: 06:14AM Apr 11, 2006

Read 'Em and Weep #29721
The sequence is complete, there is nothing "next in this sequence"!


There are two kinds of people: 1) Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.
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MarcM1098Acamod

Posts: 603

new Posted: 04:56AM Apr 19, 2006

Exit #30020
no doors, or no windows
should this be
no doors and no windows


There are two kinds of people: 1) Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.
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TehIgnored*us

Posts: 1227

new Posted: 06:35AM Apr 21, 2006

Currently being reviewed teaser "Building Blocks"......there are 118 not 111....I rejected, but I guess it can be modified.....

First a father, then a sister. I'll always love and miss him, always love and miss her. After a year like this, I can only see life one way. No Day But Today! Guy, Here's one for you too.
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choptlivvaAus

Posts: 2083

new Posted: 04:51PM May 12, 2006

Hey Zonahobo!

I've recently become a reviewer, having reached the 500 pt. mark. Woohoo!!!!!!

I'd like to make a suggestion regarding this thread: "New Reviewers Q & A". In the first post here, I noticed that you wrote:
If you have reached 1000 points and can now review teasers.....

I think that may be confusing to some people, since the requirement is now 500. (Perhaps you wrote that before the rules were changed.)

Even though the 500 pt. requirement IS mentioned later in this thread, I'd like to suggest that you edit your post to read "500 pts" instead of 1000, since it's the first post that one reads in the topic.

Livva


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zonahoboAus

Posts: 2354

new Posted: 04:33AM May 13, 2006

Hi Livva;
Right you are and welcome to reviewing! Thanks for the suggestion and you'll note I have changed the requirement in the introductory post.


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paul726Aus

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new Posted: 10:35PM Jun 10, 2006

It also might be worth noting the difference between rating teasers which are already approved on the site, and reviewing teasers that are being evaluated for approval. It appears to me that some of the comments here concern teasers people are rating, and I don't believe that's the intent. If I may suggest, if someone thinks there's something wrong with a teaser which has already been approved, they can submit a correction for it.

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zonahoboAus

Posts: 2354

new Posted: 01:02AM Jun 11, 2006

paul726 wrote:
It also might be worth noting the difference between rating teasers which are already approved on the site, and reviewing teasers that are being evaluated for approval. It appears to me that some of the comments here concern teasers people are rating, and I don't believe that's the intent. If I may suggest, if someone thinks there's something wrong with a teaser which has already been approved, they can submit a correction for it.


Thanks Paul .. good suggestion .. the statement has been added.


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jazzmusician46A

Posts: 498

new Posted: 12:12AM Jul 11, 2006

Hi, I wish to comment on the editors reason for rejecting one of my recent teasers. The teaser was named 'Can you beat this?' It was accepted by 3 and rejected by 4. It seems the reason for its rejection was based mainly on this comment:

"Ella [Fitzgerald] was not a jazz musician but a jazz singer so this is technically incorrect...Perhaps "artists" would be a better term?"

Surely the editor is not suggesting that a singer is NOT a musician!? I strongly disagree on this so-called 'technical' point. A singer is still a musician! It follows that only people who play musical instruments are musicians, whilst singers are not. What are they then? Would you then say that singers such as Caruso, Jussi Bjorling, Dame Nellie Melba, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme et al were not musicians but just singers? Singers, as well as instrumentalists, both study at Music Conservatoriums world-wide in order to obtain their Undergraduate or Post-Graduate qualifications in music. Singers don't receive separate academic awards to instrumentalists. They are awarded degrees in music, whether it be Bachelor, Masters or Doctorate.

Ella Fitzgerald was the epitomy of musicians, especially due to her improvisational skills and so on. She used her voice as an instrument, when she improvised her melodic lines. Ben Webster (saxophone from the Count Basie Orchestra) even looked to Ella for inspiration in his own improvised lines.

I am hoping that my teaser can have another chance of without any need to change or alter the term 'musician' in respect to Ella Fitzgerald.

Thanking you in advance.


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brainsterAin

Posts: 16362

new Posted: 01:04AM Jul 11, 2006

Hi Jazz,

You need to post this in the "Ask an Editor" forum. That's where editors answer queries about why teasers were rejected and what needs to be tweaked to make them acceptable. Hope that was helpful!

Brainster


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jazzmusician46A

Posts: 498

new Posted: 04:48AM Jul 11, 2006

brainster wrote:
Hi Jazz,

You need to post this in the "Ask an Editor" forum. That's where editors answer queries about why teasers were rejected and what needs to be tweaked to make them acceptable. Hope that was helpful!

Brainster


Thank you for the advice Brainster...It's been rectified now.


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Ninjakillyou*us

Posts: 4641

new Posted: 02:28AM Aug 15, 2006

Hey I'm not able to review teasers yet, but I was browsing through the mystery category and teaser #27280 says:

SGT Johnson was patrolling his beat one day and saw a man attempting to siphon fuel from a motor home. After a few attempts, the thief finally got something from the tube. SGT Johnson calmly went up to the house that the motor home was parked in front of and informed the owner of what had happened. He then asked if they wanted to press charges. Amid bursts of laughter, the owner declined to press charges.

Why didn't SGT Johnson arrest the thief on site, and why didn't the owner press charges?



I'm not sure if this is the right topic to post this in, and I know If I don't post now I'll have forgotten it by the time I can review teasers, so I thought It would be best to ask somebody now: In the first line "SGT Johnson was patrolling his beat one day and saw a man attempting to siphon fuel from a motor home. " Does the "SGT Johnson was patrolling his beat " even make sense? Maybe I'm missing something but I don't know what the author meant by "beat ".

Just kinda confused... Can anybody help?


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phrebh*us

Posts: 1870

new Posted: 07:38AM Aug 15, 2006

'Beat' is the term given the area that a police officer patrols.

Never send a linguist to do a physicist's work.
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Ninjakillyou*us

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new Posted: 12:48PM Aug 15, 2006

Ooooohh, ok. That makes a lot more sense! Thanks.

Zigthepig, ruroken, akl, Ninjakillyou, Jamie, Lucky13 -- the six posters of the Simulpostocalypse. | People take after the attitudes of those around them, so, please, keep yours positive. =D
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DevilBunnyAus

Posts: 46

new Posted: 10:54PM Aug 20, 2006

Just a thought... maybe the teaser review section should include a "comment from reviewers to editors" section so reviewers can provide constructive thoughts on how the author could improve the teaser. Maybe limit the field to 30 words or less.

M.L. Middleton
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SunroseAus

Posts: 3490

new Posted: 12:00AM Aug 21, 2006

DevilBunny wrote:
Just a thought... maybe the teaser review section should include a "comment from reviewers to editors" section so reviewers can provide constructive thoughts on how the author could improve the teaser. Maybe limit the field to 30 words or less.


That's been discussed, and it's not going to happen. That's what this topic is used for. The reviewers can point out problems with the teasers. Editors, do indeed keep up with this topic and the one in the "High Scores" (you need 2000+ points to see it)area. Sometimes, the posters thoughts and such is passed along to the submitter of the teaser.

But any comments as "This teaser sucks" or "This teaser is stupid" are not allowed.


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Made your bed, now lay in it....But you can always add a bedside table, change the sheets, take out the trash...it doesn't have to stay the same unless you want it to.
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DevilBunnyAus

Posts: 46

new Posted: 10:11PM Aug 21, 2006

I'm currently reviewing "Missing Dollar". I think it's a duplicate but I can't find it in search...I know I've read it before.

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M.L. Middleton
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DevilBunnyAus

Posts: 46

new Posted: 10:32PM Aug 21, 2006

--What are you steeling now?--

I read this somewhere. and I think it has the potential to be a great teaser.
I think the teaser could be tightened up a bit...made a little more clear somehow.


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M.L. Middleton
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DevilBunnyAus

Posts: 46

new Posted: 03:01AM Aug 23, 2006

How Fast?
This is a Situation teaser; not a riddle.


M.L. Middleton
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DevilBunnyAus

Posts: 46

new Posted: 12:26AM Aug 26, 2006

7,6,7,8...
Instead of "Fill in the last three numbers" it could read "Fill in the next three numbers" as the three numbers are clearly not the last in the series.


M.L. Middleton
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