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Old 09-12-2016, 07:24 AM
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I've attempted several games today (5x5) and can't play. I can type words in but the timer seems unusual, rather than displaying the time remaining it says "NaN seconds".
Am in BC Canada using Opera on a windows system.
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:39 AM
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This probably won't be any help. (I'm sure others that are more familiar with how Wordtwist may work over the net can do better.) It's been working fine for me today, so I don't think it's the Wordtwist site. For the hell of it, I started a game and then unplugged my network cable. The timer kept counting down, indicating that it relied on something local like a browser plug-in, possibly Flash Player. (I use Firefox, not Opera, but I assume things should be similar.) NaN, as you probably know, means "not a number", so there's something screwed up in timing/numerical calculation, I'd guess on your end. Anyway, I'd suggest restarting Opera, updating Opera, and updating any plugins you may have, in that order, and testing along the way.

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Old 09-12-2016, 09:59 AM
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By the way, do your games time out normally? (Or can you play forever?) It could just be an issue in how the remaining time is displayed. (That still would mean that whatever program is running to figure that, it's working with a corrupted value.)

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Old 09-12-2016, 12:14 PM
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Hi Sillyface; I am also in BC, having no problems today...I have shaw if that helps!
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Old 09-13-2016, 06:44 AM
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Thanks both of you, the flash player did it. I didn't try seeing if the timer stopped it normally, I just quit when it was apparent that the timer wasn't functioning normally.
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I'm glad (but somewhat surprised) that it worked. Computers just need to be kicked sometimes. The trick is knowing (or, in my case, guessing) where & how to kick them.
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