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Postby Cristiona » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:56 am

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Postby Muhandes » Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:11 am

Technically, Dinosauria is a superorder and Pterosauria is an order, both belonging to the subdivision Avemetatarsalia. They are pretty close, but not the same.

As for the dictionary definition "X is one of many other than X" is silly, and I hope there aren't many like that in English, but one has to accept the dictionary definition.

Edit: the original typo was corrected, might as well remove all of the messages regarding it.

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Postby Ryme » Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:00 am

Nah, keep 'em. Like to see people bickering of what is and isn't a dinosaur. Me? I'm a dinosaur! Raaar!

We do generally have a standard in the states that definitions of words shouldn't involve using the word itself; however dictionaries, particularly online dictionaries, aren't always good at sticking to that rule. I bet Oxford English does, though.

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Postby Muhandes » Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:26 am

One more inconsistency:

The text on filthy sock puppet and handle is "No weapon fumbles, ever." while on Upgrade Weapons: Self-Balancing and Upgrade Weapons: Better Grip it's "No fumbles"

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Postby Muhandes » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:14 am

Not really a must, but nicer: when using a blue pill ends with "you've got a case of the Jazz. (Added for 30 minutes.)"

I think it would be nice if it used the standard name and bolding, i.e. "you've got A Case of the Jazz. (Added for 30 minutes.)"

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Postby Muhandes » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:13 am

When using bug pill: You get an effect, Bee's Knees

You actually get the effect The Bee's Knees

When using brown bandage

You apply the brown bandages to your wounds.

should be "bandage", not "bandages" (except for multiuse, which in this case is correctly saying "bandages").

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Postby Muhandes » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:44 pm

From "Viva Livia!", the second choice of "I'm All Locked Up":

She wears an almost scandalously tight dress with a fur shoal around her neck

That's probably a stole, or maybe a shawl.

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Postby AldenteVonTino » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:07 pm

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Postby AldenteVonTino » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:19 am

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Postby Muhandes » Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:18 pm

I just noticed that on some items that give an effect the text is "you gain an effect" while on some it is "you get an effect". I can try to provide a list if it is mildly interesting.

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Postby Ryme » Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:55 pm

I don't think I want to worry about such a small difference. Both words are accurate, and I don't see enforcing consistency as adding anything there.

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Postby AldenteVonTino » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:16 pm

I found one in the wiki!
Bottle of pills page, at the bottom:
"Each of the pill types is equally probable. You can got more than one of the same pill."
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When you do the best you can it's called a try!
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Re: Spelling and grammatical errors

Postby Ryme » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:23 pm

Actually, I don't control the wiki. Not sure how that should be reported.

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Postby Harry Dresden » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:26 pm

Anyone can edit the wiki, so whoever spots an error usually fixes it on the spot. I'll go double check that one, save Muhandes a bit of work.

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Postby Carygon Nijax » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:42 pm

I think muh would check on that anyway...

so... if you find a mistake on the wiki create a user an fix it! it is easier because you don't have to report it and wait somebody does it
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Postby AldenteVonTino » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:09 pm

I did not know this! Okies, I'll do that if I ever spot another!
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Postby Muhandes » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:08 am

in the tale of the Atmos Sphere: unslowed by viscous bandits

I guess they were quite thick bandits :)

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Postby AldenteVonTino » Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:32 pm

When you do the best you can it's called a try!
If you don't you need to ask yourself why?
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Postby Ryme » Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:51 pm

My version is intended to be a saw.

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Postby Muhandes » Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:13 am

Magnum Opus, the glock golem: I think "glock" should be capitalized.

Edit: Corrected, please remove
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Re: Spelling and grammatical errors

Postby Muhandes » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:57 am

Another missing linefeed:

You're caught off guard, and your opponent acts first. Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler jumps into a long, rambling story that starts, "Boy, I tell ya, the time I did the Kessel run, back when it was in yards, before they went metric, I must have done the whole run in ... what was it, ten, eleven of them? I dunno, but it was harder then. Uphill, both ways, in the middle of January, so you know there was snow. When I finished, my big toe on my right foot had frozen right up. My friend Chewie--his name was Charles but he liked the chewin' tobacco so we called him Chewie--hairy fella he was--stepped on my toe and broke it right off! ..." Both your and your opponent wait for your sidekick to finish.You are shocked by your electrical equipment and take 1 electric damage.

A general question: Are linefeeds usually done at the beginning or at the end of a message? Namely, is the above a problem with the damage message or the blocking message?

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Re: Spelling and grammatical errors

Postby Ryme » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:24 am

Heh. It's sweet of you to assume there's a generally. That, of course, is part of the problem.

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Re: Spelling and grammatical errors

Postby Ryme » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:06 pm

Got another batch of these:

* marshmallow bombs -> blasts on criminology
* airplaine -> airplane
* I'll -> it'll
* marshmalows -> marshmallows

* carrry

* couple instances of oppoonent

* obviously -> obvious

* hold -> old

* Fodd toxic messages

* the weird (element) notes on some of the wandering villains


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