New rules on How Specific Your Answer Must Be:
When we showed a picture of the A.S. Bike Shop by the old pool at UCSB, we received a bunch of guesses of "UCSB". The question arises - is this specific enough to be a correct answer? And, if we say that it is, what about the person who guessed "Entrance to UCSB"? How can we judge this person wrong just because they provided more information? The people who just said "UCSB" could also have been thinking of the entrance, and we didn't judge them wrong.
We have had similar problems with answers like "El Encanto Sign", "Hendry's Beach", and "Girsh Park". These answers are correct, but are they correct enough?
So, here is the new Edhat March Ed-Ness policy to deal with the specificity problem.
Rule: If a contestant gives a vague answer that is correct (ex: UCSB), it will not receive credit if someone else entering the contest provides the same vague answer, but with additional information that is not correct (ex: Entrance of UCSB).
For instance, the answer UCSB will only receive credit if everyone else who says UCSB identifies the proper place at UCSB where the picture is taken (ex: UCSB A.S. Bike Shop). If everyone who says UCSB gets the rest of what they say correct, then an answer of just plain UCSB gets full credit. If, however, one person says UCSB but identifies the wrong location at UCSB, an answer of just plain UCSB gets no credit - got it?
The bottom line is that the way to make sure your answer gets full credit is to be specific (and correct).