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by Andres Sanchez
Fri Jul 05, 2024 8:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 6260

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

Alright after a quick scan of both and also sneaking a peek of Keir's winning, I think you guys might be in good hands. Certainly better compared to the main men in the U.S. at this point I feel. Keir Starmer is a power-hungry, authoritarian genocide-supporter. We're not in good hands. But at least...
by Andres Sanchez
Fri Jul 05, 2024 4:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 6260

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

Alright after a quick scan of both and also sneaking a peek of Keir's winning, I think you guys might be in good hands. Certainly better compared to the main men in the U.S. at this point I feel.
by Andres Sanchez
Thu Jul 04, 2024 9:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2024 UK General Election Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 6260

Re: 2024 UK General Election Thread

Any site that has simple read-ups of each of the parties so I can read up on them?
by Andres Sanchez
Tue Jul 02, 2024 4:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 89 Finals Predictions (With Poll)
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Series 89 Finals Predictions (With Poll)

Think it's meant to be A5 bc that's where the king on a chess board starts on. Although I did just look at a setup and it may should've been called E1 instead
by Andres Sanchez
Mon Jul 01, 2024 9:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 89 Finals Predictions (With Poll)
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Series 89 Finals Predictions (With Poll)

Alright apologies for the wait, but here's the final link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
by Andres Sanchez
Sat Jun 29, 2024 10:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 25th June 2024 (Series 89, 4th Quarter-final)
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 25th June 2024 (Series 89, 4th Quarter-final)

I 100% agree on that, just wanted to bring up another example on my end.

Wonder what other words fall in the same category as SECATEURS and OUTSKIRTS tho, that'd be an interesting dive I feel.
by Andres Sanchez
Sat Jun 29, 2024 9:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 25th June 2024 (Series 89, 4th Quarter-final)
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 25th June 2024 (Series 89, 4th Quarter-final)

What are the rules? I thought they didn't have plurals for conundrums, and SECATEURS is a plural noun, even if it doesn't exist in the singular. If it had been crucial, and the loser claimed to have seen it and rejected it? I mean we've had OUTSKIRTS twice as a conundrum before if that adds anythin...
by Andres Sanchez
Tue Jun 18, 2024 2:20 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 89 Finals Predictions (With Poll)
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Series 89 Finals Predictions (With Poll)

What were the nicknames he had for all eight?
by Andres Sanchez
Mon Jun 17, 2024 10:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 89 Finals Predictions (With Poll)
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Series 89 Finals Predictions (With Poll)

I mean I do kinda want Mark Finnerty to win this one ngl
by Andres Sanchez
Mon Jun 17, 2024 5:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 89 Finals Predictions (With Poll)
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Series 89 Finals Predictions (With Poll)

I think later I'm gonna finish up that Series 89 stat chart, hadn't touched it in a while but I think I should get around to it
by Andres Sanchez
Mon Jun 17, 2024 12:13 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent Awarded MBE
Replies: 14
Views: 696

Re: Susie Dent Awarded MBE

MBE is "Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire", and it's the bottom rung of the overall ladder behind OBE, CBE, Knight Commander / Dame Commander, and Knight Grand Cross / Dame Grand Cross. Normally these things seem to be awarded to celebrities, politicians or party do...
by Andres Sanchez
Sat Jun 15, 2024 9:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent Awarded MBE
Replies: 14
Views: 696

Re: Susie Dent Awarded MBE

I mean as an American I don't know what an MBE is meant to initially show/present
by Andres Sanchez
Tue Jun 11, 2024 6:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1769
Views: 816717

Re: Ask Graeme?

That's America for ya ;)
by Andres Sanchez
Sun Jun 09, 2024 8:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1769
Views: 816717

Re: Ask Graeme?

I wouldn't think so in all honesty, don't really know how much she'd even remember contestants that stood out to her. Could be podcast material if she was on one tho.

Don't even know if Alex is still enthused about Countdown as I assume he was back then.
by Andres Sanchez
Mon May 27, 2024 5:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Getting back on for a second go
Replies: 105
Views: 31663

Re: Getting back on for a second go

Petition to get this guy https://wiki.apterous.org/Richard_Williams invited back early. He was the only guy to lay a glove on Ahmed in series 84, and the most recent heat player to take an eventual series champ to a crucial. It would be a tragedy to make him wait until 2031. AGREED, legit thought A...
by Andres Sanchez
Tue May 21, 2024 6:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown ELO Ratings
Replies: 26
Views: 7881

Re: Countdown ELO Ratings

I would love to have some time to get this updated! Sadly it's quite time consuming to do. Next step will probably be to open a GitHub Repository so that anybody who knows how to code and make GitHub PRs can add events. I know that's still quite a barrier to entry, but even if it increases the numb...
by Andres Sanchez
Fri May 17, 2024 7:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 551
Views: 444021

Re: Best ever contestants

I think the Scrabbling is fine, although I will say I'm garnering more respect toward the people who do well sans Apterous.
by Andres Sanchez
Thu May 16, 2024 4:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown on YouTube [etc.]
Replies: 29
Views: 15339

Re: Countdown on YouTube [etc.]

Noel Mc wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 12:05 am Some pupils had been asking about some of my numbers round. Narcissistically just uploaded one to YouTube to show them, the stupid 925 one:

https://youtu.be/Qb6ueHOjE3I?si=l0VT0mRMmqO_wNR-
Love this vid, thank you Noel!
by Andres Sanchez
Wed May 15, 2024 5:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 551
Views: 444021

Re: Best ever contestants

Now thinking, I think Jack did superb in his run and very much deserved to be talked about as well.
by Andres Sanchez
Wed May 15, 2024 4:51 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 551
Views: 444021

Re: Best ever contestants

I've played Ahmed on Discord 16 times and despite being beaten every single time by his greatness, I still think Conor is better honestly. Both, of course, fucking immaculate playing.
by Andres Sanchez
Wed May 15, 2024 4:30 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Favourite Number Plays/Players
Replies: 14
Views: 1896

Re: Favourite Number Plays/Players

I'll toss my pennies in this thread too, why not? I think I can safely say that James Martin's 952 is the best numbers game of all time, it's like the NES of numbers games. What it did for maths in Countdown took that to a whole new level. Echoing Tom's sentiment, I do also agree that Jon's 813 is f...
by Andres Sanchez
Mon Apr 22, 2024 4:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:Rea - 20 April 2024
Replies: 53
Views: 36638

Re: CO:Rea - 20 April 2024

Not your fault. My suggestion is lifetime bans for the people who do an all in one letters pick when it's their turn. :) 6 consonants and 3 vowels immediately is the only acceptable iteration of all the letters at once CV9 is punishable by permaban Surely 5 and 4. As someone that likes CV5, I say w...
by Andres Sanchez
Thu Mar 14, 2024 8:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL Belts
Replies: 18
Views: 7641

Re: FOCAL Belts

JackHurst wrote: Thu Mar 14, 2024 7:41 pm
Andres Sanchez wrote: Mon Mar 11, 2024 9:04 pm Can me and Jason get the special American belts?
Do you mean like the Special Olympics?
My vision is something like this but of course, Countdown-ized.
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by Andres Sanchez
Mon Mar 11, 2024 9:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL Belts
Replies: 18
Views: 7641

Re: FOCAL Belts

Can me and Jason get the special American belts?
by Andres Sanchez
Sat Mar 02, 2024 2:04 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1769
Views: 816717

Re: Ask Graeme?

How many people have won a Countdown teapot and a Mastermind glass bowl? Do you have the list of Mastermind winners in a format suitable for Graeme to put into his SQL query for the Countdown Database? I feel like we should have a list for just quiz show winners categorized by show on the wiki, not...
by Andres Sanchez
Sat Feb 10, 2024 3:02 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th February 2024 (Series 89, Heat 29)
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Spoilers for Friday 9th February 2024 (Series 89, Heat 29)

Jesus christ this guy's been on FIVE crucial cons, that must be a new record
by Andres Sanchez
Wed Jan 24, 2024 11:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Countdown Android App is now out!
Replies: 158
Views: 40649

Re: The Countdown Android App is now out!

Alright, I don't know if this is a bug or not but out of four games I've managed to get the same player thrice. What's odd is that the majority of my numbers rounds have been four large. I don't think the second thing is a bug but I feel like the first one definitely is.
by Andres Sanchez
Mon Jan 22, 2024 10:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co-event dictionary
Replies: 38
Views: 10025

Re: Co-event dictionary

RIP to these conundrums, all of which now have an anagram: BROTHERLY DETAINING HEADBOARD WOODBLOCK BOARDWALK SMARTNESS CRAYONING SEALPOINT SUNDERING BANDOLIER INSOMNIAC ATONALISM COCHINEAL ANTIMONIC NOISECORE RADIOLAND Is BROTHELRY in now? I just wanna play a game to guess what their anagrams are.
by Andres Sanchez
Sat Dec 23, 2023 8:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Your favourite Christmas song
Replies: 33
Views: 6315

Re: Your favourite Christmas song

There's a good Christmas song also by Bing Crosby called Mele Kelikimaka that I feel like can also be on this list

https://youtu.be/hEvGKUXW0iI
by Andres Sanchez
Sat Dec 23, 2023 5:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 1660
Views: 1923426

Re: Politics in General

Okay I very much wanna be educated a bit here especially in a space here FOR anything political. As someone that knows nothing about Judaism other than having friends that are in that religion and a small grasp on what Chanukah is (or however you prefer spelling it) along with a few other Jewish hol...
by Andres Sanchez
Sat Dec 23, 2023 4:34 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Phone Word Games Outside of Countdown?
Replies: 2
Views: 5601

Phone Word Games Outside of Countdown?

Been having an iPhone for a few weeks now and I'm trying to find better games, specifically word games of course, to keep me up and at it. So far I've got that New York Time bundle, a great app called Gubbins, and WordScapes. But is there one that feels new and different that I can get on and have f...
by Andres Sanchez
Sat Dec 16, 2023 7:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: December Decathlon: 9th December onwards in the App
Replies: 23
Views: 8404

Re: December Decathlon: 9th December onwards in the App

Agreed, and again I'm thoroughly content with how I performed. We should definitely do this again.
by Andres Sanchez
Wed Dec 13, 2023 10:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: December Decathlon: 9th December onwards in the App
Replies: 23
Views: 8404

Re: December Decathlon: 9th December onwards in the App

Honestly pretty proud of how I've done, especially the game I had with Maus where I got the conundrum 0.3 seconds before him

(preventing spoilers here in case ppl wanna see)
by Andres Sanchez
Wed Dec 13, 2023 10:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 88 Statistics
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Re: Series 88 Statistics

Apologies for being late on this, but here are the statistics for Series 88! Feel free to discuss them here! Here's the sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ibD_GElKJ6HZnHTPwPAukOROHMYS28fPc871mphZBe0/edit?usp=sharing Your #2 and #6 seed tabs are mixed up. Great set of stats though! Makes...
by Andres Sanchez
Wed Dec 13, 2023 8:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's the minimum time you have to be resident in the British Isles in order to qualify for Countdown?
Replies: 52
Views: 15743

Re: What's the minimum time you have to be resident in the British Isles in order to qualify for Countdown?

Out of curiosity have you ever been to the UK? Maybe you should time a vacation in the UK with a visit to a co event as a first step. Yes, this is definitely on the table in the next 2-3 years. Andres and Jason have motivated me If I ever see you in a co:event, I will pray the Countdown gods we pla...
by Andres Sanchez
Wed Dec 13, 2023 8:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 88 Statistics
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Series 88 Statistics

Apologies for being late on this, but here are the statistics for Series 88! Feel free to discuss them here!

Here's the sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
by Andres Sanchez
Sat Dec 09, 2023 10:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: December Decathlon: 9th December onwards in the App
Replies: 23
Views: 8404

Re: December Decathlon: 9th December onwards in the App

Will say also, there's a bit of me that feels like this event should be on the wiki. Anyone else?
by Andres Sanchez
Sat Dec 09, 2023 10:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: December Decathlon: 9th December onwards in the App
Replies: 23
Views: 8404

Re: December Decathlon: 9th December onwards in the App

Agreed with Adam. And I'm curious on the game I "hosted", Josh v. Rose
by Andres Sanchez
Wed Dec 06, 2023 8:34 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Words You Would Have Thought...
Replies: 479
Views: 201101

Re: Words You Would Have Thought...

Gavin Chipper wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 11:44 am Spick, spicker, spickest, spannest. SPAN and SPANNER are in though!
Think it might be spic instead of spick, but honestly I woulda thought the same way as you when I first heard the phrase
by Andres Sanchez
Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's the minimum time you have to be resident in the British Isles in order to qualify for Countdown?
Replies: 52
Views: 15743

Re: What's the minimum time you have to be resident in the British Isles in order to qualify for Countdown?

Why don't you try to live here for a bit anyway? Depending on your job, you could try an intercompany transfer, or apply for another role under a skilled worker visa. You could also do an undergraduate degree (very expensive international fees) or a PhD (funded, but of course difficult entry requir...
by Andres Sanchez
Wed Nov 29, 2023 3:13 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's the minimum time you have to be resident in the British Isles in order to qualify for Countdown?
Replies: 52
Views: 15743

Re: What's the minimum time you have to be resident in the British Isles in order to qualify for Countdown?

Honestly I would love just to claim residency one time and apply for the show before I turn 50 at least. And honestly if shows like The Price is Right and Jeopardy have held up this long, I feel like Countdown has a very good chance of staying alive too.
by Andres Sanchez
Tue Nov 28, 2023 3:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co Event Calendar 2024
Replies: 3
Views: 5347

Re: Co Event Calendar 2024

Will definitely say for watching eyes, my hope is to be either at Sheffield, Reading, or Rugby. Hope to see some buds there!
by Andres Sanchez
Tue Nov 28, 2023 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's the minimum time you have to be resident in the British Isles in order to qualify for Countdown?
Replies: 52
Views: 15743

Re: What's the minimum time you have to be resident in the British Isles in order to qualify for Countdown?

My first thought when I was told from British folk is that you gotta live in the UK for 5 years to claim some residency, but ofc I may be wrong.

I will say though, Johnny, I have definitely been longing for a spot in the show as much as you are now. I do hope the time comes for us both.
by Andres Sanchez
Mon Nov 27, 2023 5:01 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 252
Views: 97736

Re: Joke Items

Maybe it's fixable The thread-starter can change it, but as people who follow deaths will know, that's now impossible. A moderator probably could. I'd forgotten who started this thread From what I feel like is a bird's eye view, someone who at this point I feel like we treat now as Voldemort.
by Andres Sanchez
Mon Nov 27, 2023 3:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL Finals and MK Open - 25th November 2023
Replies: 48
Views: 23617

Re: FOCAL Finals and MK Open - 25th November 2023

Are onions the new steroids?
by Andres Sanchez
Sun Nov 26, 2023 2:12 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Words You Would Have Thought...
Replies: 479
Views: 201101

Re: Words You Would Have Thought...

Is it me or has there been a QUOINER at one point?
by Andres Sanchez
Tue Nov 21, 2023 4:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold
Replies: 366
Views: 199954

Re: Unpopular opinions you genuinely hold

Milk then cereal is an acceptable way of eating cereal in the morning.
by Andres Sanchez
Fri Nov 03, 2023 12:10 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Countdown Android App is now out!
Replies: 158
Views: 40649

Re: The Countdown Android App is now out!

JackHurst wrote: Thu Nov 02, 2023 7:15 am I've been mucking around with multiplayer. It's very prototype, but if anybody wants to do a head to head 20 conundrum game, let me know here (with your username). I can set up a game vs myself, or if you have another player in mind lmk who they are.
I'm interested, username's Andres S. iirc
by Andres Sanchez
Sat Oct 21, 2023 2:50 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: U.S. Countdown Pilot Chat
Replies: 5
Views: 3930

U.S. Countdown Pilot Chat

So... someone's found the U.S. pilot for Countdown. Apologies if this link is shit, doing all this off my phone. Thought it'd be appropriate to have this thread for thoughts, comments, and spoilers of the sort. I'll start with me on this, which I'll try to hide in case people wanna watch before hear...
by Andres Sanchez
Sat Sep 16, 2023 3:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A surge of formidable Irish Countdowners
Replies: 8
Views: 3948

Re: A surge of formidable Irish Countdowners

Purely self serving question here - myself and Eoin Jackson meeting in a semi-final. Have there been any all-Irish finals or is that potentially the latest stage all-Irish meeting? We did have the match of Peter Burke vs. Cillian 10 series after yours, but other than that there's nothing else that ...
by Andres Sanchez
Tue Sep 05, 2023 3:01 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: I want to live long enough to see.......
Replies: 9
Views: 1858

Re: I want to live long enough to see.......

Mark Deeks wrote: Mon Sep 04, 2023 8:58 pm You should probably consider #6, at least. It's not working out as constructed.
Oh I'm very aware, and I'm sitting in my crackhead state watching shit go down.

I'm def with Johnny in saying #1 is gonna be happening soon.
by Andres Sanchez
Mon Sep 04, 2023 8:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: I want to live long enough to see.......
Replies: 9
Views: 1858

Re: I want to live long enough to see.......

As an American I don't think 6 is gonna happen, #2 more likely
by Andres Sanchez
Mon Aug 07, 2023 6:36 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 169
Views: 116037

Re: Only Connect

Speaking of people on OC, my buddy Sam Haywood (Series 87 contestant) will be on tonight!
by Andres Sanchez
Mon Jul 31, 2023 8:14 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Big Ben
Replies: 25
Views: 8589

Re: Big Ben

#BigBenGame for 🕘21:10:19
272 points ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️➖
Longest word: ENLISTING
https://vole.wtf/big-ben/
by Andres Sanchez
Mon Jul 31, 2023 7:08 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 169
Views: 116037

Re: Only Connect

John Clarke's on OC! Not a sight I thought I'd see
by Andres Sanchez
Tue Jul 25, 2023 3:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 1651
Views: 790293

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

How the fuck are the bags under your eyes made? And can you have bags under your bags?
by Andres Sanchez
Tue Jul 11, 2023 5:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Threads app by Instagram
Replies: 12
Views: 2102

Re: Threads app by Instagram

Is it accessible without an Insta account? "Threads currently isn't available to everyone. To create a profile on Threads, you'll need to sign in with your Instagram account. If you don't have an Instagram account, you can create one. You can create one profile on Threads for each Instagram ac...