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Random Responses #3

I regularly receive e-mails with corrections, some of which are valid, suggestions for alternative answers, ways questions can be misinterpreted and so on. I take each one seriously and I do look into every request. I often have a discussion with users, especially those who are related to people whose names are forever immortalized, and we end up rephrasing questions or sometimes completely eliminating some from the database.

Once in a while, I get such requests submitted as questions. I take these seriously as well, but I cannot have discussions with the users who submitted these because there is no way to contact them back. When you submit a question, this site does not capture any private details, just the question you submit. Therefore, I have decided to publish some responses publicly now in the hopes that the user sees the response. There won’t be many of these posts since these submissions are rare, but here goes it…random response #3.

I received the following from a user (there are no edits):

“question” : “Name an obvious problem with Random Trivia Generator”
“answer” : “No way to submit corrections to the many factually incorrect answers.”

There are actually numerous ways of contacting me and submitting corrections. There is an “About” page which provides an e-mail and links to popular social media sites. E-mail is best and I check them constantly on my phone. I do get notifications from Facebook but not from Twitter. In addition, if you are using the old interface, the e-mail and social media links are right on the main page at the very top. Lastly, there is the blog. You can leave a comment or click on the “Contact” tab at the very top and you will be taken to a form you can complete.

If you are the user who submitted the question above, please contact me via e-mail and I will review the problematic questions. I try to do my best verifying the correctness, but if I am not well versed on a certain topic, things can slip through the cracks.

Random Responses #2

I regularly receive e-mails with corrections, some of which are valid, suggestions for alternative answers, ways questions can be misinterpreted and so on. I take each one seriously and I do look into every request. I often have a discussion with users, especially those who are related to people whose names are forever immortalized, and we end up rephrasing questions or sometimes completely eliminating some from the database.

Once in a while, I get such requests submitted as questions. I take these seriously as well, but I cannot have discussions with the users who submitted these because there is no way to contact them back. When you submit a question, this site does not capture any private details, just the question you submit. Therefore, I have decided to publish some responses publicly now in the hopes that the user sees the response. There won’t be many of these posts since these submissions are rare, but here goes it…random response #2.

I received the following from a user (there are no edits):

“question” : “You suck”
“answer” : “Because your answere on how many states start with O days 4”

Like with all other submission, I took this one seriously and dug through over 3,000 geography questions. With all the database filtering options I have at my disposal, I was able to narrow down the questions that contain the words “states” and “O” to roughly 100. I read each one and the question pertaining to the states starting with the letter “O” has the correct answer:

“question” : “How many US states begin with the letter “O”?”
“answer” : “Three – Ohio, Oklahoma, and Oregon”

I also found this question:

“question” : “How many US states end with the letter “O”?”
“answer” : “Four”

I believe that the user may have misread the question, because both of these are correct. Or if the database indeed has an incorrect question/answer on this topic, and my filtering completely missed it, please let me know. When you do, please include a screenshot of the card so that I can find the exact question and answer.

Q: What year did the Comoros gain its independence from France?

A: 1975
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Countries starting with a C!

Another geography round. This time it is countries starting with a C…..C for Christmas!

November 2018 Recap – Random Trivia Generator by the Numbers

Hello dear readers and fans of the Random Trivia Generator and welcome to another monthly update. The purpose of these posts is to provide a peek behind the curtain and all the action that takes place to bring the tens to thousands of trivia questions to users. 

New Questions

Since the last monthly recap in October I added 69 new questions to the main Random Trivia Generator website. As of this post, the site is sitting at 20,200 trivia questions. 

I want to thank everyone who sent in questions and corrections.

New Developments

Due to the surprising usage of the old site, I have started to slowly add more questions and tag older questions. In November I added over 100 new questions, dozens of new tags, and tagged hundreds of questions. Right now the tags are accessible via the sub-categories link, but I am thinking of changing that in the future.

Stay tuned for even more questions next month.