Go Back   Wordtwist Forums > Wordtwist.org Discussion > The Boo Yeah Corner

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #461  
Old 12-11-2018, 09:45 AM
Spike1007 Spike1007 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 459
Spike1007 has received several accolades
Default

I haven't seen the cheating or exam stuff in a while, The administrator seems to be doing a good job of getting rid of these posts. I only saw some of these things when checking the forums, and they seemed to disappear pretty quickly. I guess I see them as kind of entertaining, but they';re not really appropriate here.
Reply With Quote
  #462  
Old 12-12-2018, 05:36 AM
Spike1007 Spike1007 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 459
Spike1007 has received several accolades
Default

I've been putting together some strange words lately that I didn't think had a shot. I got BRACHYDIAGONAL (apparently the shorter of the diagonals in a rhombic prism) a day or two ago, and today got WEATHERGLASSES.
Reply With Quote
  #463  
Old 12-24-2018, 05:32 AM
justno's Avatar
justno justno is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 38
justno is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

YOUR STATS:
Total points: 81
Total words: 3 (0 common,0 wide,1 rare,2 ultra rare)
Best word: MICROMINIATURISE (30 pts.) New record!New record!
Longest word: MICROMINIATURISED (17 letters)
PUZZLE STATS:

Played: 8 times
Average Score: 262.1 points
Average Words: 54.4 words
High Score: 531 points by bwt1213
Most Words: 102 words by bwt1213
Best Word: MICROMINIATURISED (25 pts) by lalatan
Longest Word: MICROMINIATURISED (17 letters) by lalatan

This shows up in the dictionary when you look up "define get the short end of the stick" (from Lalatan's side, of course)

Last edited by justno : 12-24-2018 at 05:35 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #464  
Old 12-24-2018, 06:18 AM
Spike1007 Spike1007 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 459
Spike1007 has received several accolades
Default

I almost did that to myself. A few days ago I got MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS for 24 points. I was a little disappointed, I tried it without the S, and it went up to 36.
Reply With Quote
  #465  
Old 12-24-2018, 07:07 AM
lalatan lalatan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 722
lalatan is on the road to greatness
Default

Whoa!! That's a huge difference, Spike. I wouldn't have thought that about Justno's word (obviously). Apparently the real problem (according to the Trogs) is that I use a Boggle solver that takes close to 3 mins to run so I only have time to play 1 word. lol
(Interesting that they never responded, apologized or retracted. Guess I'm still on their blacklist but I don't lose sleep about it.)

Last edited by lalatan : 12-24-2018 at 07:27 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #466  
Old 12-27-2018, 07:16 AM
lalatan lalatan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 722
lalatan is on the road to greatness
Default

ROUNDABOUTNESS (26/14) Gotta love that one. A roundabout way to set records but it worked. No plural available.
Reply With Quote
  #467  
Old 12-27-2018, 10:06 AM
Spike1007 Spike1007 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 459
Spike1007 has received several accolades
Default

Now if you can just find SUPERROUNDABOUTNESSES...

Our problem is that our Boggle solver doesn't know the point value of words. We just need to find the right one & we can cheat to our heart's content. (I'm kidding, of course, but I wish I had a better grip on what's considered rare or ultra-rare.)

Last edited by Spike1007 : 12-27-2018 at 11:32 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #468  
Old 12-29-2018, 04:17 AM
justno's Avatar
justno justno is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 38
justno is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lalatan View Post
ROUNDABOUTNESS (26/14) Gotta love that one. A roundabout way to set records but it worked. No plural available.
I've missed that one two times now. Glad someone finally got it. Also, with regards to my (surprisingly) higher scoring word, my assumption is that MICROMINIATURISED is an adjective as well as a transitive verb.
Reply With Quote
  #469  
Old 12-29-2018, 07:04 AM
lalatan lalatan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 722
lalatan is on the road to greatness
Default

Supposedly the points for each word found are determined by word length, special characters (z,q, j etc.) and usage. I think they pay for a word usage stats table every year and use it for scoring. To me only usage stats are the unknown variable. So when I see instances like Spike's example of dropping the s for 50% more pt value, I think it's an incorrect entry in the stats table. Assuming usage stats are for the general populace (and not just scientists and teachers), I can't fathom how there'd be a 50% increase in the use of the singular over the plural for the hoi polloi.

Last edited by lalatan : 12-29-2018 at 07:06 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #470  
Old 12-29-2018, 07:51 AM
Spike1007 Spike1007 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 459
Spike1007 has received several accolades
Default

I have no idea where they get their usage tables. I think that justno is onto something though. I've seen MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS a lot more as a noun than as an adjective (without the S). More often, it goes the other way. Add an S or ES, and it gets more rare.(There's one long word, I forget which, that I keep getting suckered into trying without the S. That drops it down to rare, When I get fooled again, I'll let you know.) Aside from remembering when that happens, I don't know how to deal with it. And I'd like to know when they update their lists.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

About Puzzle Baron

The Puzzle Baron family of web sites has served millions and millions of puzzle enthusiasts since its inception in 2006. From cryptograms to acrostics, logic puzzles to drop quotes, patchwords to wordtwist and even sudoku, we run the gamut in word puzzles, printable puzzles and logic games.

Questions or Comments?

The word 'bought' has how many letters in it?