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Can you name the Outlining States of 'The Lower 48' read comment 4 instructions?
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Mar 16th, 2010 at 18:29 GMT
Ok...you need to work on this a bit. #1) You spelled Illinois wrong, so anyone playing will get stuck here. #2) Illinois does NOT border Canada. I'll have to play this one again and spell Illinois wrong on purpose just so that I can see where the hell you're going with this. Then I'll comment again. But I'm assuming you're going to use the Great Lakes as borders. I guess I'll find out.
Mar 16th, 2010 at 18:37 GMT
Okay...I'm back. Thank you for correcting Illinois, but it still doesn't belong there, and neither does Indiana. As you know, Lake Michigan lies entirely within the US. So the outline of our nation should go from the Michigan upper peninsula to the lower peninsula and right into Ohio. And what about Hawaii and Alaska? Unless you change the name to the 48 Contiguous States or the Lower 48. :)
Mar 16th, 2010 at 18:47 GMT
Wisconsin should be listed twice, both before and after the upper peninsula of Michigan.
Mar 16th, 2010 at 18:59 GMT
yeah, you got to that one just a second before me Aaron_Kashtan. Have just changed it:) You seem to be understanding what I mean by the outline. Thanks
Mar 16th, 2010 at 19:10 GMT
Starting with Maine, Work clockwise and name all of the states which outline the country eventually working your way back around to Maine. Some states will come up twice. If you approach the game as user: Aaron_kashtan has, you should have no problems:)
Mar 16th, 2010 at 19:18 GMT
Just to let you know, Troncy, I noticed & corrected the Illinois spelling mistake even before you did. There must be a time delay in how long it takes for the game to save changes made to it.
Mar 17th, 2010 at 02:01 GMT
I agree with all those who pointed out that Illinois and Indiana are not border states. Both do border Lake Michigan, but as others have mentioned, Lake Michigan is all American territory.
Mar 17th, 2010 at 02:11 GMT
Using the shores of the lakes as borders seems fair enough - yes, lake Michigan is US territory, but so are offshore waters all around the coast... Nice quiz.
Mar 17th, 2010 at 02:38 GMT
People, the quiz is called "Outlining States", not "U.S. National Borders" or "Who Cares Where the Great Lakes Are?". Illinois and Indiana are fine. Good quiz.
Mar 17th, 2010 at 04:05 GMT
Great quiz. Nicely done.
Mar 17th, 2010 at 21:56 GMT
Well, if it's a true "outline" and not just US borders, then the proper sequence should be Delaware-Maryland-Virginia-Maryland-Virginia-North Carolina, since there's a tiny bit of Virginia on that peninsula in the east of Maryland.
Mar 17th, 2010 at 22:40 GMT
EAniag is spot on.
Mar 17th, 2010 at 23:20 GMT
Good 4 u to point that out EAniag. I've just added in those extra states. Starting to wonder why I bothered creating the quiz at all. Too much hassle:)
Mar 17th, 2010 at 23:43 GMT
Very poor instructions, I only know what 'The lower 48' means by chance, so having it in the title is a bit dim.
Mar 18th, 2010 at 04:16 GMT
Well, jayke, I liked it. It's the first I've seen like it!
Apr 10th, 2010 at 01:47 GMT
You commented on my quiz, so I played yours and I still don't see the ideal of having MD and VA multiple times, but it's your quiz. Looks like you created yours when they created the hide-answers option when you give up, I created mine back in November of '09, so yours is a little newer.
Aug 10th, 2010 at 21:15 GMT
I agree with troncy and chicagovigilante. Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana don't touch Canada, so they obviously cannot be included in the outline of the lower 48. This is because all of the Great Lakes states' borders extend out into the Great Lakes. Their borders don't end at the shoreline.
Instead of the sequence Minnesota-Wisconsin-Michigan-Wisconsin-Illinois-Indiana-Michigan-Ohio, it should just be Minnesota-Michigan-Ohio.
Oct 25th, 2010 at 18:13 GMT
It's tricky, but I like the idea of following the coast, and including the Great Lakes as "outline." Even if they don't serve as national borders, the still help to define the shape of the country. Jayke, it might help if you put the instructions to go clockwise from the northeast and an image at the top. Just google "US outline map" and pick one that doesn't show the state borders.
Dec 2nd, 2010 at 23:38 GMT
Would help a lot if you told us which state to start with.
Apr 14th, 2011 at 03:36 GMT
It made sense to me. Where there isn't a land border, it follows the coastline. You just need to know you have to start with Maine and work your way clockwise.
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