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Wed 2 Jan #1 
BBandicoot
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Hope 2019 is treating you all well!

I seemed to barely get out of 2018 but am chugging along nicely now.

I have seen some posts about the subjects chosen for the Decathlon and agree they could use some freshening up. Of course, as with most things Factacular, what that really sounds like is more work for JMK.

I thought if we had a place to discuss what we think should be added/subtracted, it might be a bit easier to slowly work some new material in. 

Outside of the Decathlon, we could also discuss what subjects need updating/what areas are lacking in our massive factopedia. 

I will keep a reserved post or two (any of the admin welcome of course to edit) where we can keep each subject organized, maybe then it will be easier to see what work we need to do to keep our factopedia awesome and up to date. 

@JMK I probably posted this in the wrong forum. :)




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Wed 2 Jan #2 
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Wed 2 Jan #4 
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Sports - in general I think there is a slight bias towards the UK in this category (some are slightly biased towards US).

  • Football is one of the most global sports. I think the global football competitions (World Cup/Olympics) should at least be included. Women's categories also need to be added to the Factopedia, I am happy to do so if there is interest and agreement.
  • Golf another global sport. This one needs Factopedia updating before anything can be added. I would be willing to add some categories here if there is interest. Again, female sub-subjects woefully lacking here.
  • Tennis our tennis categories are well-curated. There are some strange wrong answers that crop up due to many female tennis players marrying/divorcing during their career, thusly changing their surname. I could take a peek through those and see which names need to be checked by the higher-ups if there is interest. Tennis also an extremely global sport. 
  • Olympics winter olympic games cities should be in (summer ones are). Do those need an update? 

I will post more as I think of them. Please post comments or your interests, or what you think just needs to be looked at. In a lot of these categories (movies, the arts half of A&L, Entertainment, History...) there are people with much more expertise than me around here who probably know much better what (if anything) needs to be updated :). 

 




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Sun 6 Jan #5 
JMK
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The Decathlon is an automated tournament. Subjects in Facta are designated as random brainoff suitable if they are likely to be widely known general knowledge. Some subjects with small numbers of facts are also included so long as they aren't too obscure as they are releatively easy to learn. Random brainoff eligible subjects can be found by going to the factopedia and looking for subjects with a red dot beside them. Only random brainoff-eligble subjects can appear in the Decathlon. If there are subjects that enough people think should be made random-eligible then they can be added. We do try to keep subjects balanced where possible so that one aspect doesn't dominate. New subjects are always welcome.




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