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Forum: Wordtwist.org Rules and Scoring Yesterday, 02:55 PM
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Posted By Spike1007
OK, I think I'm done with them for the month....

OK, I think I'm done with them for the month. I'll give it a shot. I may still smell like bacon though.
Forum: Wordtwist.org Rules and Scoring Yesterday, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By Spike1007
Hey, I can't help it if it seems to have followed...

Hey, I can't help it if it seems to have followed me home. If I could just teach it to come on command, I could save a lot of clicking though.

By the way, there's a board where you have the...
Forum: The Boo Yeah Corner Yesterday, 12:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,994
Posted By Spike1007
Megaword, I'll have to check on...

Megaword, I'll have to check on "Berserk". Anyway, I blame the lack of response on the fact that you're so damn good & keep getting better. When (I'd say not if) you break 2000 on 5x5 (if you haven't...
Forum: The Boo Yeah Corner 12-12-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 46,882
Posted By Spike1007
I agree with a lot of that. The 10% brain usage...

I agree with a lot of that. The 10% brain usage is a myth, but at least 35% of my brain is stuffed with words, or parts of words (and other mostly worthless garbage) that I've encountered. Like...
Forum: Wordtwist.org Rules and Scoring 12-12-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By Spike1007
I took my own advice & looked at longest...

I took my own advice & looked at longest words played & their scores. Scoring is more complicated than I thought. 24 letter words (with no special letters) look like they're only worth 42 points. I'd...
Forum: The Boo Yeah Corner 12-12-2017, 02:53 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 46,882
Posted By Spike1007
By the way, I just stared at a board for three...

By the way, I just stared at a board for three minutes, and at the end (too late to do anything) I saw ADRENALECTOMIZED. (I saw -ECTOMIZED earlier, and I tried a few things with no luck. I did get as...
Forum: Wordtwist.org Rules and Scoring 12-12-2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By Spike1007
I also see this score reduction for 40+ point...

I also see this score reduction for 40+ point words. (Just look at the monthly list of high-scoring words.) Typically, like you noticed, it's a loss of 2 points off the base score of 2 x (letters-1),...
Forum: The Boo Yeah Corner 12-11-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 46,882
Posted By Spike1007
I only vaguely remember getting RETROREFLECTORS,...

I only vaguely remember getting RETROREFLECTORS, but I'm sure I'd never heard of that before. Like you, I just kind of put it together. I've tried stupider things that worked, and a lot more that...
Forum: The Boo Yeah Corner 12-11-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 15,020
Posted By Spike1007
Thanks mcdonna, but a LOT of luck was involved. I...

Thanks mcdonna, but a LOT of luck was involved. I did in 10 days more than I can usually do all month.
Forum: The Boo Yeah Corner 12-10-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 15,020
Posted By Spike1007
lalatan/thinkbig, thanks for the kind words. I...

lalatan/thinkbig, thanks for the kind words.

I went a little nuts this month, even without thinkbig to run against. I got off to a pretty strong start, so I went with it. I had a few setbacks. (A...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-09-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 23,077
Posted By Spike1007
I should watch that, although I'm paranoid...

I should watch that, although I'm paranoid enough. Like you, I figure that anyone watching everything I do would soon be bored, but it's the principle of the thing. (Would they discover all my...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-09-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 23,077
Posted By Spike1007
Even when (or maybe especially when) products or...

Even when (or maybe especially when) products or applications are "useful and reliable", I always assume that they're up to something, like collecting our data. I'm not so much a technophobe as a...
Forum: Wordtwist.org Rules and Scoring 12-06-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By Spike1007
I like to have fun, procrastinate, AND win...

I like to have fun, procrastinate, AND win prizes. (I'll let you know about the dementia thing.) I'm working on trying to melt my trophies down (or maybe just trade them in for bitcoins).

Of course...
Forum: Wordtwist.org Rules and Scoring 12-06-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By Spike1007
I was going to suggest that one way to close the...

I was going to suggest that one way to close the loophole is to not count "empty" games as games played. However, you just beat me to it. That would definitely make it harder on me, but it would be...
Forum: Wordtwist.org Rules and Scoring 12-06-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By Spike1007
This is kind of a tricky question. I assume the...

This is kind of a tricky question. I assume the scoring rules (which have this huge loophole, and that most agree are kind of stupid & unfair) won't change, so we're on our own. My current view is...
Forum: Wordtwist.org Rules and Scoring 12-06-2017, 03:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By Spike1007
As you (and lots of others) have noted, there are...

As you (and lots of others) have noted, there are no "house" imposed rules for highest points/word, aside from one word, 51 boards. The only other rule (to state the obvious) should be that if you...
Forum: The Boo Yeah Corner 12-03-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 15,020
Posted By Spike1007
Thanks for the congrats. My current strategy...

Thanks for the congrats. My current strategy & self-imposed rules as 007 pretty much guarantee that I won't get much higher (although I did better in October) or lower. My ranking there depends on...
Forum: The Boo Yeah Corner 12-02-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 15,020
Posted By Spike1007
thinkbig & mcdonna, this sounds like it will...

thinkbig & mcdonna, this sounds like it will be a weird month without you two in the running for average points/word. I kind of enjoyed getting a few 1st place trophies before thinkbig came along,...
Forum: The Boo Yeah Corner 11-29-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 46,882
Posted By Spike1007
Swiping has its drawbacks, since you actually...

Swiping has its drawbacks, since you actually have to find the word path. Of course, typing (at least my typing) also has its drawbacks. It's amazing what can come from my fingers.
Forum: Wordtwist.org Rules and Scoring 11-29-2017, 01:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By Spike1007
Of course not. There's no such thing. Just...

Of course not. There's no such thing.

Just kidding. That does surprise me though, and sinless is in the dictionary.

Update: I just had a board with SINLESS (but not the others).That did work. Are...
Forum: The Boo Yeah Corner 11-28-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 42,676
Posted By Spike1007
I might see GOOGOLS, but no way I'd even guess...

I might see GOOGOLS, but no way I'd even guess QUATTUORDECILLIONS. I'm a mathematician, but when it comes to numbers that big, it's pretty much just 10 to the whatever. (Also, it looks like it...
Forum: The Boo Yeah Corner 11-27-2017, 03:25 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 15,020
Posted By Spike1007
Thanks. I've been off in Germany for a couple of...

Thanks. I've been off in Germany for a couple of weeks. I did manage to play some boards there in the mornings & evenings, but didn't take the time to post.

Due to jet lag, yesterday I woke up...
Forum: The Boo Yeah Corner 11-26-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 15,020
Posted By Spike1007
I went through the same thing with the plural,...

I went through the same thing with the plural, retyping, not accepting... I didn't get around to trying the singular on the same board. I had to wait for it to come around again. I think it was...
Forum: The Boo Yeah Corner 11-25-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 15,020
Posted By Spike1007
It's not only a question of why they need a word...

It's not only a question of why they need a word for that, but why they need such a long one. OK, it is one less letter than "four letter word".
Forum: The Boo Yeah Corner 11-24-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 15,020
Posted By Spike1007
I know what you mean. Not long ago, QUADRILATERAL...

I know what you mean. Not long ago, QUADRILATERAL was almost there, but I was missing an A, so I tried QUADRILITERAL. I was surprised when that worked.
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