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by Carl Harrison
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Ratings
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Ratings

Thanks - all a bit confusing! - but I like your quote on that ticket, which I would say remains true to this day based on my experience.... "If I was new to Apterous, I'd be thinking "What on Earth's going on with these rating systems?" " :) From what I can tell, the rolling ratings used to include ...
by Carl Harrison
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Ratings
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Ratings

As a relative newbie to the world of Apterous, I'd appreciate some answers to questions I have on the Ratings system. I've seen the sticky thread "How Ratings work" (http://www.c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1050) but couldn't quite work things out from there, and searched the site without c...
by Carl Harrison
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)
Replies: 19
Views: 5234

Re: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)

This was a great thread in Series 80! - some really interesting stats. Now that we're up to 6 Octochamps already in Series 81, with a couple of really good new ones in the last few weeks, it would be good to have something similar this time if you're able to do it again Tom...?
by Carl Harrison
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 56)
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 56)

Yes, good stuff from Andy - at 79% the highest score compared to max that we've seen since Corrina was on. After that first showing I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up becoming octochamp no 5... :)
by Carl Harrison
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 27)
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 27)

So there have now been 4 octochamps, with only just over 1/3 of the series heats broadcast so far. I'd say it's looking increasingly likely now for more than 8 octochamps for the first time. So I'd be fearful for Corrina to make the finals with quite a low score - although that might mean she at lea...
by Carl Harrison
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Word validity questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1692

Re: Word validity questions

Coming back to this thread, I noticed that GOUTIER was disallowed in a show last week, although it appears to be ok on Apterous? Is this just a case of the Oxford Dictionary having been updated recently and changes not made it onto Apterous yet? Or just Susie disagreeing with the Apterous interpreta...
by Carl Harrison
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 27)
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 27)

3 Octochamps in the first 6 weeks of the series! If this rate carries on, I wonder if we could see more than 8 Octochamps in total - would this be the first series it has ever happened in? If this happens, then I presume it's just tough luck to any Octochamps who don't make the top 8 - so they would...
by Carl Harrison
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Word validity questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1692

Re: Word validity questions

Thanks Ray, that's really helpful - especially about the show using the Premium version (which I can access for free using my local library membership :) ) which I can see contains a lot more info on extensions of some words, and answers some of the other things I was wondering about.
by Carl Harrison
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Word validity questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1692

Word validity questions

Hi all Yes I know there is a sticky thread from several years ago called "How do I know my word is valid" which I've read, but I have a few questions about comparing word validity between Apterous and the TV show, which I'd be interested if any of the crowd on here can answer. I presume the intentio...
by Carl Harrison
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Recording Countdown to keep
Replies: 7
Views: 2332

Re: Recording Countdown to keep

Countdown Team wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:16 pm
Carl, we can happily send you a digital file of your show(s) once they have aired.
That's brilliant - thank you so much! Much easier than trying to work out how to do it via a recordable DVD player or USB dongles etc. Just got to actually get on the show now :)
by Carl Harrison
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Recording Countdown to keep
Replies: 7
Views: 2332

Re: Recording Countdown to keep

Thanks, but it doesn't seem to be very easy to even buy a DVD recorder these days - they seem to have gone out of fashion in these times of streaming and Sky boxes etc. Any ideas or suggestions anyone?! - thanks.
by Carl Harrison
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Recording Countdown to keep
Replies: 7
Views: 2332

Recording Countdown to keep

Hi all Technology question. When appearing on Countdown hopefully later this year, I'm wondering how it will be possible to record my episode(s) to keep for posterity (personal home use only, not trying to infringe any copyrights etc :) ). In the old days you could just record to VHS, but there does...