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Old March 30th, 2009, 04:27 PM   #1
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Go XL: Guess the City (satellite edition)

This thread is for discussion on the project that are on our XL server, like the rating of the daily banner, guessing the height of the Burj Dubai tower and Guess the City satellite edition.

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Old March 30th, 2009, 06:34 PM   #2
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Old March 31st, 2009, 06:46 AM   #3
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How do you guess a country only? Do you have to guess a city?
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Old March 31st, 2009, 02:58 PM   #4
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Yes, the input has to be a of a CC-SCX- format, where CC is country code and SCX is city code. This is the only way to make people enter the proper city. If you want to insert just the United States as a country, select just any american city.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 03:40 PM   #5
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I selected Boston and got two options. I chose BOS, coz I'm guessing the bigger Boston would get the better acronym.

As for Burj's height down to a centimeter, how's that done? Such precise height would be greatly affected by the ambient temp. So do the rules specify the temp. at which the height is taken?
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Old March 31st, 2009, 04:23 PM   #6
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I selected Boston and got two options. I chose BOS, coz I'm guessing the bigger Boston would get the better acronym.
I uploaded the UN/Locode table of cities into the database, that's about 65,000 city names in there. Especially the US has a habit of having at least 2 cities for every name to it. When preparing the images, I make sure there can be no doubt about the city that is being displayed. In this case, either Boston would have been wrong.

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As for Burj's height down to a centimeter, how's that done? Such precise height would be greatly affected by the ambient temp. So do the rules specify the temp. at which the height is taken?
Good point, but the number that is being presented at the time of the official opening is what we will work by.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 05:30 PM   #7
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For today's contest, there seems to be a problem. If you give the precise location, the eighth word of the answer given as correct, it's accepted as a valid city name but you receive 0 points.

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Old March 31st, 2009, 06:35 PM   #8
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^ I just tested it on the March 31 pic and it gave me three proper points (see standings). Ar you on April 1 already? Also, what do you mean by 'the eight word'. PM me what answer you are trying to input.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 07:03 PM   #9
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Where can we see wich City was it??...
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Old March 31st, 2009, 08:29 PM   #10
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You have to guess which one it is, than it will tell you which one it is.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 08:54 PM   #11
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Under "Daily Satellite" change todays image to today's image. Minor typo, nothing serious.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 12:13 AM   #12
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Greatest game ever!
but why did the system considered my answer wrong on the first one??
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Old April 1st, 2009, 12:17 AM   #13
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^ pm me your input/issue and what day and I'll look into it.

@siamu maharaj: thanks for pointing out, I'll go and change that.
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man, I'm terrible at this game.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 05:59 AM   #15
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You have to guess which one it is, than it will tell you which one it is.
Oh!!!..

That must be.. Since I have no idea of the guess.. I didn't even try..
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Old April 1st, 2009, 01:16 PM   #16
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In today's guess you should write "palace" instead of "placa", I think.
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 02:37 PM   #17
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I suck so much, I guessed LA correctly, but then thought that's way too easy and was intentionally done, so I thought maybe it was Minneapolis.
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 04:18 PM   #18
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simply go on google maps and verify your guess
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Old April 5th, 2009, 07:52 PM   #19
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goolge earth have to be modificaty because in my city aren't correct...
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Nothing anyone at SSC can do about it.
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