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by Paul Anderson
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1452
Views: 351306

Re: Ask Graeme?

I got 6 wins and 740 odd
by Paul Anderson
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Wow, that was a great episode!
2 cracking games and an increased viewership!
It's shaping up nicely
by Paul Anderson
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Extremely impressed with Harry's cubing....a new bar has been set
by Paul Anderson
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You've just been made producer of Countdown...
Replies: 46
Views: 3360

Re: You've just been made producer of Countdown...

Not sure how you would incorporate the up-to-the-minute stuff like ZD, Twitter etc in a show that's recorded months ahead
by Paul Anderson
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You've just been made producer of Countdown...
Replies: 46
Views: 3360

Re: You've just been made producer of Countdown...

Hello and welcome to Countdown on World Donald Day. Did you know that Donald is now the world's most popular baby name, in any language, for any sex. Now you do
by Paul Anderson
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 141
Views: 17180

Re: Joke Items

Maybe in England, but the rest of us have been celebrating Samhain or the start of winter for thousands of years.
by Paul Anderson
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 34
Views: 15873

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

Does a Zoom meeting room count? If so, I've had 60-70 at least
by Paul Anderson
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1452
Views: 351306

Re: Ask Graeme?

So if Paul had buzzed in with DECANTING before the human dictionary got it, he'd now hold the "3 rounds to go" record... Gotta be a candidate for one of the greatest "if onlys". Pros: I'd have made the finals and I'd possibly be eligible for next CoC Cons: Wouldn't have made all the friends that en...
by Paul Anderson
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

[/quote] And hope there's no power cuts, pissed presenters, people in their pyjamas, or cats' arses :) [/quote] Yeah, strict Wine O’Clock rules need to be in place by then 😊 Ooh, it’ll be mulled wine season too 🍷 🎄 Technicals, we’re at the mercy of the internet gods, as ever Cats arses... 🤔 maybe it...
by Paul Anderson
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Much
by Paul Anderson
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

It’s a bit like a Royal Command Performance, the Queen of Countdown in town, so we’d all better smarten up our act and stand up straight 😉
by Paul Anderson
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Lol...I skimmed her cv, should be fine 😉
by Paul Anderson
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:24 am
"Susie agreeing to appear on Zoomdown is the most significant thing to have happened to the Countdown community since the founding of Apterous."

That's my thought.
The most interesting part is she wants to lex rather than just be a guest. I’ve been trying to get my head around it
by Paul Anderson
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Paul Anderson wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:28 am
I can't help but feel we need a better twitter presence, something I'm not great at. Definite vacancy there, guaranteed hours, great exposure
And we have a new Twitter admin in the form of Spike!

Much appreciated!
by Paul Anderson
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Desk Calendar 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: Countdown Desk Calendar 2021

Have one on the way
by Paul Anderson
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

I can't help but feel we need a better twitter presence, something I'm not great at. Definite vacancy there, guaranteed hours, great exposure
by Paul Anderson
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Well i guess you'll all have heard by now that the Lexicographer General will be gracing us with her presence for this season's grand finale. Obviously this is way ahead of even my own personal ambitions for the show, very exciting.
Any thoughts?
by Paul Anderson
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Ok, I think we'll implement it IF AND ONLY if both players clearly indicate their desire.
by Paul Anderson
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

I’m fine now thanks. Unwinding to a bit of Wheeler Dealers 🔧 🚘
by Paul Anderson
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg!

Sometimes it's actually the right choice of words
by Paul Anderson
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Don't mind him Matt, your opinion is most welcome.
by Paul Anderson
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Never read the FFNG scramble
by Paul Anderson
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

We live in an impatient world I guess, but yeah I won't be EREing unless it's the Numberists
by Paul Anderson
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Agreed and noted Matt, cheers
by Paul Anderson
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

ZD Halloween Special this Thursday
by Paul Anderson
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating
Replies: 72
Views: 4515

Re: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating

Would make any future accusations almost impossible to detect if we allow typing. The visual sweep, which we implemented for the last episode, helps in making sure there are no input devices at hand. This seems to be the fairest way to ensure it's the same rules for all. I would also like to make th...
by Paul Anderson
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating
Replies: 72
Views: 4515

Re: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating

As do I Sam. The difference here is the typing
by Paul Anderson
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating
Replies: 72
Views: 4515

Re: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating

Thanks for that Jack. I’m not sure why the tried and tested method for playing along, namely pen and paper, should be seen as unideal? The ZD team feels that this deviation from the norm should have been cleared. It’s not a huge step to go from an overlay with the selections on it to one with the ma...
by Paul Anderson
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating
Replies: 72
Views: 4515

Re: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating

Well a verdict of “not guilty” was returned, if you’d rather I word it that way. I guess you could call it not guilty by virtue of reasonable doubt, and yes that sucks if you think he’s guilty, but both us privately and the Apto folks think that’s where we’re at. If it had been handled differently,...
by Paul Anderson
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating
Replies: 72
Views: 4515

Re: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:50 pm
When in the past some other player was thrown out for cheating did they admit it? If not, was the evidence stronger in that case?
Yes, we felt the evidence was clear, plus we were unanimous.
by Paul Anderson
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating
Replies: 72
Views: 4515

Re: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating

Not quite, more that the work could have gone on quietly in the background ahead of the finals. Personally I would like to see the creation of a panel to arbitrate on such matters, where we and the contestants all agree to them having the final say in such matters. This body however would have to be...
by Paul Anderson
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating
Replies: 72
Views: 4515

Re: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating

I think all this heartache could have been avoided had Jono not gone public. I'm not sure why it was ever put on Apterous. At least here is a place to discuss all things CD, of which ZD is a part. We had a very reasonable meeting where all the evidence was heard, we decided to put this to James and ...
by Paul Anderson
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What is the best order in which to learn words?
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: What is the best order in which to learn words?

Interesting thread I must say I started off my Apto "career" as the former. 3 weeks ish, spent on here just playing prune but mentally noting the 9's I missed. I've always sought out high scores rather than maxes, until recently, where I now see the importance of getting more maxes, including the od...
by Paul Anderson
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating
Replies: 72
Views: 4515

Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating

JackHurst wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:55 pm
I think it's probably best this ticket gets closed now, just like the apto thread has been.
I agree. We are no further forward than after the private meeting, just a whole lot more sideways.
by Paul Anderson
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

We aim to be equally cruel to all. Jack, you are due a decent draw yes
by Paul Anderson
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You've just been made producer of Countdown...
Replies: 46
Views: 3360

Re: You've just been made producer of Countdown...

Let the picker choose the length of the letters rounds, 9-18 letters, double points for anything over an 8.
Oh and do the whole thing live at 8pm
by Paul Anderson
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Haha, that was funny tho, ya gotta admit
by Paul Anderson
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

And thanks guys re: getting it going...very much a team affair and the right folk for the jobs just happened to be in our group chat. Was meant to be a one-off but sure...honestly feels like 3 years condensed into 6 months. If last series was a decent debut album, this is probably the difficult seco...
by Paul Anderson
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Bradley Horrocks wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:29 pm
My close relative Brandon Hawkins is on standby in case this impressive talent pool runs dry!
Mandatory DNA testing now I'm afraid...how close a relative?
by Paul Anderson
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Quickdraw McGraw straight in no kissing! ;-)
by Paul Anderson
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

...and that's ZoomDown

Not having a permanent home here yet, I suggest in here?

Let this be for all ZD ramblings and offerings from this day forth
by Paul Anderson
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Curious about the CD recording process
Replies: 28
Views: 8395

Re: Curious about the CD recording process

Yeah, I was on first, and I'm Irish as I'm sure you've gathered
by Paul Anderson
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown
Replies: 17
Views: 10426

Re: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown

Aye and not enough doing just that on the real show.
by Paul Anderson
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown
Replies: 17
Views: 10426

Re: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown

Their CD ability seems decent, but I've always found the show too slow-paced. A few more rounds would make the comedy feel less forced.
by Paul Anderson
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Focal Talk Podcast Episode 6 (Damian Eadie)
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Re: Focal Talk Podcast Episode 6 (Damian Eadie)

Cheers guys, yeah it was great to hear from Damian on all things CD. We hope you all enjoyed the format.
by Paul Anderson
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ZoomDown finals!
Replies: 42
Views: 5497

Re: ZoomDown finals!

Another most excellent idea Callum
by Paul Anderson
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ZoomDown finals!
Replies: 42
Views: 5497

Re: ZoomDown finals!

Haha, most excellent Fiona! You're ready already, as it were. Yeah, it does help the viewer to see the board as i write them, but there are many factors at play coordinating live play across the internet, so i'm very proud of the job the whole team does in their own unique way. Those semis were clas...
by Paul Anderson
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ZoomDown finals!
Replies: 42
Views: 5497

Re: ZoomDown finals!

What’s the song? Two out of Four Ain’t Bad? No that’s not it 😉
by Paul Anderson
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter Shuffling Algorithms
Replies: 5
Views: 1362

Re: Letter Shuffling Algorithms

Apto feels like a very similar distribution when compared to the show. Perhaps not on a Mocktorun, but on discreet games, yeah
by Paul Anderson
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ZoomDown finals!
Replies: 42
Views: 5497

Re: ZoomDown finals!

L'OMG hard luck with your predictions ;-)
by Paul Anderson
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ZoomDown finals!
Replies: 42
Views: 5497

Re: ZoomDown finals!

Awfully excited about tonight's games! Hope to see a large crowd in for these
by Paul Anderson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ZoomDown finals!
Replies: 42
Views: 5497

Re: ZoomDown finals!

Aw that was great! Nice one Fiona, I shall be borrowing heavily from this for my finals intros ;-) If you're late to ZD, try get caught up by Monday and join us live for what will be truly epic encounters. Dan v Elliott II and the Battle of The Bandanas...was it Chris Butler that suggested PPV? Wher...
by Paul Anderson
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Copyright Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: Copyright Issues

That's really good Noel! We just didn't want to take the chance of the livestream algorithm foiling our plans, and I had a suitable alternative anyway.
by Paul Anderson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's your Bevins Number?
Replies: 65
Views: 13305

Re: What's your Bevins Number?

Paul Anderson has a Bevins number of 8. Paul Anderson... played Ewen Alexander in Series 81... ... who played Robert Houston in Series 21... ... who played Jackie McLeod in Series 21... ... who played Barry Grossman in the final of Series 21... ... who played Darryl Francis in the first round of the...
by Paul Anderson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Accents and dialects
Replies: 3
Views: 936

Re: Accents and dialects

I live in Dublin, but am from Limavady, Co. Derry, and I can tell you if you travel 10 miles anywhere in Ireland the accent changes
by Paul Anderson
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you iron your clothes
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

Re: Do you iron your clothes

Aye, when a dress shirt is required. I do recall my mum used to iron everything that came off the line whilst watching Corrie.
by Paul Anderson
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ZoomDown
Replies: 8
Views: 1575

Re: ZoomDown

Must have been! But excellent work by Sir Charles to get it up and running again so quickly
by Paul Anderson
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ratio of letters to numbers
Replies: 20
Views: 4950

Re: Ratio of letters to numbers

I enjoy the Old 15, having 4 letters games before a numbers, so a compromise format would be to have
LLLLNLLNLLNLLNC
Numbers on 5,8,11,14
A numbers on game 3 has always felt too soon
by Paul Anderson
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ZoomDown
Replies: 8
Views: 1575

Re: ZoomDown

ZIGGY (ZoomDown's Ingenious Generating Gizmo Yoke) could get a run out tonight if Apto remains down.
Without Ziggy, I'd be stressing right now.