I realize this question may sound a little weird. The reason I am asking is the following:
In a question I answered, someone linked to this Wikipedia entry about a certain game show.
In this article, the term "to log in" is used to describe the process of selecting one answer out of a number of possible answers. In fact it feels like in the following quote "to log in" could be replaced with either "chosen" or "selected".
The exact quote:
[...] On the video wall, six precise categories (e.g. Africa, Olympic Heroes) appear, picking one of them triggers a four-choice question worth £ 2,000. As soon as all Pack Members have logged in their answer, the Control Player marks his move: [...]
I did not know the term "to log in" could be used this way. I couldn't really find anything about it, so I decided to check how many hits a Google search for the strings "to log in an answer" and "log in an answer" respectively yields. I was hoping I could use this information to determine how often "log in" is being used in this particular context.
A Google search for the string "to log in an answer" yielded only 7 (!!) hits.
A Google search for the string "log in an answer" yielded about 600.000 hits, but every hit I checked in the end turned out to be a mistyped version of "log in and answer". So that was not really helpful.
And while I generally trust Wikipedia as a source, this particular entry appears to be somewhat of a niche article as it's about one specific quiz show that ran for about a month.
So my actual question is this: Is "to log in" being used correctly in this particular context or not?
Also I'd like to point out that this is my first question, so criticism is much appreciated.