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Old 04-12-2017, 12:57 PM
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Btw I have the utmost respect for the top players on this website. They are truly amazing. Aussie Mum and obhinoxious in particular have inspired me.
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Old 04-13-2017, 11:02 AM
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Go to the monthly records. Look at the amount of games some of these folks play per month, extrapolate to per day, and you'll see individuals playing three, four hours every day. They've been doing if for years.

It's not about finding words you know. That's what I do, and it's still fun. You've gotta learn and remember a lot of words you will never use - uta, ute, oxo, etc. - 3 letter words that score 6 or 8 points. (They work for Scrabble too btw.) Then, learn every weird word starting with a K, or containing a K, and there are lots - keto, kete, skee. Look for "tion" or "ing" because those make long words.

Cheaters are easy to spot. They get every word possible every time they play, like Unbeatable. Cheaters are rare because what's the point? Nobody is impressed and you can just ignore them by clicking up another game.

Be careful, though, it's addicting. And, three hours/day of typing 492 words in 2 minutes can lead to wrist, finger and certainly eye problems.
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Old 04-14-2017, 09:13 PM
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I've scored over 500 points and found over 100 words twice. Both times it's because the game timer stopped for long periods but I could still post words. 3 minute games became 10 minute games and I have no idea if that is a problem from my end or the games end..
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Old 04-15-2017, 11:39 AM
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freemind: You are correct on all counts my friend. You were somewhat "preaching to the choir" though. If you check my profile my word usage chart says I average close to 53% ultra rare words. I see words I've never seen in my life every day when I play (quannets was the latest). I'm one of those people you described. I play between 50-70 games a day since I'm disabled. It takes my mind off my chronic pain and I never get tired of it. It definitely is addictive, been doing it every day for 3 years now.

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I've scored over 500 points and found over 100 words twice. Both times it's because the game timer stopped for long periods but I could still post words. 3 minute games became 10 minute games and I have no idea if that is a problem from my end or the games end..
It's an issue with the advertisements. It has happened to me when I traveled and got a different selection of ads than I usually get served. Not your fault, so enjoy the serendipity!
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Old 05-11-2017, 01:58 PM
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Why don't they delete unbeatable? It is obviously a hack. It is so lame to allow records to stand that haven't been earned. Unbeatable gets every word every time??? Just delete the account.
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Old 05-11-2017, 06:16 PM
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Why don't they delete unbeatable? It is obviously a hack. It is so lame to allow records to stand that haven't been earned. Unbeatable gets every word every time??? Just delete the account.
I agree with you. His records should be expunged. I occasionally play 1 of those boards just to learn new words that may never have been seen since a bot played them.

If you go to the all-time records in the hall of fame you'll see many ridiculous scores there, like avg score/game records of over 1,000. (You have to click the column heading to see them.)

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Fully agreed here as well. It would be really nice if these boards were cleaned up for the honest players who are striving to achieve records.........the hall of fame stats are a mess, but the total lifetime points list seems to be correct.......
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the hall of fame stats are a mess, but the total lifetime points list seems to be correct.......
For sure. It looks like the vast majority in the top 50 of 4x4 average score, average words, highest score and most words are cheaters. (I only recognize 2 active players when I sort by average word record.) It would be nice to see the honest players in their rightful positions there and in the 5x5 hall of fame as well.

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Old 05-13-2017, 08:45 AM
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For sure. It looks like the vast majority in the top 50 of 4x4 average score, average words, highest score and most words are cheaters. (I only recognize 2 active players when I sort by average word record.) It would be nice to see the honest players in their rightful positions there and in the 5x5 hall of fame as well.
While I agree with a lot of what was said, I think the reason why the administrators haven't done this yet is because it would either be too difficult to remove these scores from the list, or it would be too risky to remove the scores from the list without potentially removing legitimate scores from the database for these games or lists.
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