On a more serious note, even if he put the date at 1961 or 1962, what difference will that make? The map would stay the same. Malta isn't independent until 1964, the USSR, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia are still there. Just imagine it as the map of Europe after WWII ended until the independence of Malta, which would be the only real change and I'm sure the title could stay the same. Other than that, you're just being very nitpicky.
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The easiest way to fix this would be to change the date in the quiz description to 1949. This is still "after World War II" and gives a pretty accurate description of the state of affairs in Europe following the war.
As for nitpicking, there are (way) more nitpickers here that nitpick on so called nitpickers than actual nitpickers, and that is saying quite a lot, it is not a rare thing to find on this site. But people that nag and whine just because someone pointing out an error. (And I mean error, not preference or disputabe stuff) are 100x worse.
Nitpicking to me is about things that do not change the validity of the quiz, like how the netherlands is absolutely butchered on this map and is hardly recognisable. Or wether micronesia should be listed under F or M. But if it is say a quiz of list all the countries of europe and paraguay is on there, pointing that out is NOT nitpicking. Asking/expecting a quiz to have the correct answers is not nitpicking.
Or my favourite. For instance people with famous last names. Let's say the last name Wright. "you left out/should accept Jonathan Wright, he was the waiter in 1 episode of a show that got canceled after one season back in 1969" People insisting on stuff being added while it clearly doesnt fit the bill. Correct as in having that last name, but obviously not what they were looking for.
Hmm... doesn't really have the same appeal, does it?
So the nitpicking is actually people saying ANY time after May, 1945 is "after World War 2" because then you have no set point for which countries to exclude.
Well, in my language, Serbian (and probably most other Slavic languages) we don't say "Slavs", we say "Sloveni", so that's why it is spelled with an "O" in most of the countries.
- West Germany and East Germany were formed in 1949, beforehand they were only occupied zones by the USSR, UK, France, and the USA.
I tried this on 2 different phones in two different browsers.
Also, plz accept BRD for West Germany if you are going to keep the map as it is.