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Sun 23 Jul #1 
Ruby Franks
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Robert Waller -- Author -- 2017. The Bridges of Madison County.

Derek Walcott -- Poet -- 2017. Nobel Laureate.

Chuck Barris -- Game show host -- 2017

Darcus Howe -- Civil rights activist -- 2017

Tim Piggott-Smith -- Actor -- 2017

Brian Matthew -- Broadcaster -- 2017

Timo Makinen -- Rally driver -- 2017

Roy Barraclough -- Actor -- 2017. Coronation Street. Comedian known for his Cissie and Ada act with Les Dawson.

Ian Brady -- Child murderer -- 2017. The Moors Murders committed with Myra Hindley.

John Heard -- Actor -- 2017. Cutters Way, The Sopranos, Home Alone.

Martin Landau -- Actor -- 2017.

Maryam Mirzakhani -- Mathematician -- 2017 First woman and first Iranian to win the Fields Medal.

Chuck Blazer -- Football administrator -- 2017 Corrupt official and whistleblower.

Heathcote Williams -- Actor -- 2017. Prospero in Derek Jarman's The Tempest.

Heathcote Williams -- Author -- 2017. Whale Nation, Autogeddan.  He was also a member of the Magic Cicle, a famously incompetent fire-eater; and a social activist. He was the ambassador to the Court of Saint James of the squatter's declared state of Frestonia in West London during the 1970s. 




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Sun 23 Jul #2 
Ruby Franks
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Timo Makinen should have an umlaut over the 'a' of his surname but I don't know how to put it there.




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Mon 24 Jul #3 
JMK
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Nemesis, you might want to have a go at putting these in. 




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Mon 24 Jul #4 
Nemesis
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Gulp.

The syntax and the double dashes look good, but I'm unsure about the comment following the full stop.  Can that be cut-and-pasted directly in as well?




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Mon 24 Jul #5 
Nemesis
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I've just seen your PM.  Guess I'd better read that and all will become clear.

 




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Tue 25 Jul #6 
JMK
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The answer to the question is yes, copy all the info, the fullstop won't have any effect. Hopefully the info in my PM helps.




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Tue 25 Jul #7 
Nemesis
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Ok - I think they're entered correctly.  You'd better look at Heathcote Williams though as he is in twice, and I don't know how you avoid conflicts appearing in the answers.

I've even managed Tomo Mäkinen's umlaut!!!

Thanks for the additions Ruby.




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Tue 25 Jul #8 
JMK
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Heathcote Williams will be fine so long as both entries spell his name exactly the same and one doesn't have a space after it for example.



And well done.


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Tue 25 Jul #9 
Ruby Franks
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Thanks to the commander of the good ship Umlaut.

I assume you're addressing JMK about conflicts, but I think we're alright as e.g. Elie Weisel is in there twice under different categories. I thought we got the conflicts when there was a spelling mistake on one of the entries or a difference  like United Kingdom  and UK. Which made me muse. I can't find where it told me to use the double dashes, so don't know whether instructions are given there to view previous entries and to ensure that the same style is used e.g. if Actor is capitalised, its should always be so. It's less of problem with comments but I see that my own comments with death dates are inconsistent stylistically.




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Tue 25 Jul #10 
Ruby Franks
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We were posting at the same time. Great minds....fools seldom....




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Wed 26 Jul #11 
JMK
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The instrcuctions are at the top right of this forum.
Consistency is essential in the first two parts that make up the answer. The extra info it doesn't make any difference to the game although it is nice to have a similar style followed. 




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Wed 26 Jul #12 
Ruby Franks
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Thanks, couldn't see for looking, kept going to the other side....




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