This is a good quiz, but please, I really would suggest using a different term. It’s not fair on the many Irish who are insulted by this term.
After reading into the situation more thoroughly, it seems the term can be perceived as derogatory by nationalists. I'd like to mention that I did confer with Irish friends of mine, all of whom said that the term is acceptable here.
Despite the fact the term is clearly used as exclusively geographic in this quiz, and not suggesting that Ireland is claimed by the UK in any way whatsoever, I have decided to include "Ireland" in the title of this quiz now, simply to appease both sides. The quiz will continue to use the accurate geographical term of "British Isles", but also include Ireland separately to stop this debacle.
It turns out when people post several long comments on your quiz complaining so vibrantly, most creators are bound to succumb to the stress of it at some point.
I hope this appeases your concerns, and I'm sorry if the term caused you distress, this was obviously not the intention of the quiz
Another alternative would be to allow comments to be collapsed by the quizmaker, that way comments are there to be read, but are slim and collapsed by default as to not clog the comments up.
I don't think silencing people's opinion is necessarily a good thing, however comments here were beginning to be uncivilised and direct attacks. As you say, I and others can and have dealt with it many times before, but simply deleting them entirely I think would cause problems.
Personally I think collapsing them could be a good approach, similar to how other websites deal with downvoted comments.
Bit odd that in Scotland I can type n ayr for North Ayrshire, but in England I need north york for North Yorkshire.
Great quiz and good for learning!
I don't know if it's my imagination but do they keep changing things in Wales. I thought there was no Merionethshire because that was too old, but then I put in Dyfed and that also wasn't on. Can't keep up.
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