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by Joseph Bolas
Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24th January (Davids 1st game)
Replies: 37
Views: 4766

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 24th January (Davids 1st game)

Footnote 2: I agree with you David, re your comments about Dave Reed (see forum for Wednesday's game), that it's better not to be first up on a recording day, and to have a game or two before your own which you can use as warm-up, getting used to the studio conditions, easing nerves etc. The recent...
by Joseph Bolas
Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter distribution
Replies: 37
Views: 7062

Re: Letter distribution

I am quite interested in knowing what the original letter frequencies were to be honest. If you take the letter rounds from the Series 5 Final for example (http://www.thecountdownpage.com/final5.htm) you get the following: A: 4, B: 2, C: 2, D: 2, E: 8, F: 2, G: 4, H: 3, I: 8, J: 2, K: 0, L: 5, M: 1,...
by Joseph Bolas
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24th January (Davids 1st game)
Replies: 37
Views: 4766

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 24th January (Davids 1st game)

Janowsky wrote:I sweated like a paedophile in a Barney outfit.
Is that why you were bouncing up and down?
by Joseph Bolas
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24th January (Davids 1st game)
Replies: 37
Views: 4766

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 24th January (Davids 1st game)

dinos_the_chemist wrote:Aye I did :) Hooray for chemists everywhere! Also a non-chemistry word EPILATES in round 1.
After seeing Marjorie's T-Shirt, I could only see the word ECLIPSE in Round 1 :lol:.
by Joseph Bolas
Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Suggestions thread?
Replies: 41
Views: 4700

Re: Suggestions thread?

It would be ideal IMO to have at least the following in separate forums/subforums:
  • Polls
    Recaps
    CO-Events
    Spoilers
    Photos
    Non-Countdown Topics
by Joseph Bolas
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24th January 2008.
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 24th January 2008.

Best of luck Dave, hope you become an Octochamp :)
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter distribution
Replies: 37
Views: 7062

Re: Letter distribution

Thank you Jim for going through the games of Series 57 and compiling this list. Its nice to know if there are any changes as COLIVER will be using the most up-to-date letter distribution list :D.
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter distribution
Replies: 37
Views: 7062

Re: Letter distribution

As soon as I saw that list I immediately thought of something. There was a topic I started one day where an 'M' had been turned upside down and was used as a 'W' because I asked, if that was an 'M' would've it have made a longer word. Well remembered. It was definitely an upside-down M, because the...
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter distribution
Replies: 37
Views: 7062

Re: Letter distribution

As soon as I saw that list I immediately thought of something. There was a topic I started one day where an 'M' had been turned upside down and was used as a 'W' because I asked, if that was an 'M' would've it have made a longer word.
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Looks Like A 9, But Can Only Get An 8
Replies: 18
Views: 1845

Re: Looks Like A 9, But Can Only Get An 8

I think you can also have PARODIST and PAROTIDS for the PASTORIED selection?. Another selection you can have is MOISTENER, so that gives us: ADEHINOST - 4 x 8's ADEIOPRST - 14 x 8's AEGINORST - 14 x 8's AEILMORST - 5 x 8's AEIMNORST - 13 x 8's EEIMNORST - 6 x 8's EDIT: Just had a game on the deluxe ...
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Alison/Susie?
Replies: 42
Views: 4650

Re: Alison/Susie?

Susie is the best in so many ways. I love how gently she tells contestants that their words are misspelt/capitalised/not in the selection (or all three) and how she is still excited to declare a 9. Also forgot to add Susie started to do a segment of word origins, which I found quite interesting too.
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Forum hints & tips
Replies: 65
Views: 6166

Re: Forum hints & tips

Like with the old C4C, would it be best to have a section for all the Polls posted and a section for any photos people may want to post in here (like the CO-Event albums)?
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Alison/Susie?
Replies: 42
Views: 4650

Re: Alison/Susie?

My vote goes to Susie permanently.
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Pirates Puzzle! (no Googling)
Replies: 43
Views: 6935

Re: Pirates Puzzle! (no Googling)

Corby wrote:
Gevin-Gavin wrote:10: 0-0-0-2-2-2-2-1-0-91
Any four from the first seven pirates to get two coins.

Am I any closer?
I agree completely with this answer :)
Ooh. The numbers I have then must be wrong.
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1930
Views: 275300

Re: Welcome!

dinos_the_chemist wrote:Do Brainteaser still have a contestant appeal going? That might be fun :) Dinos
I believe Brainteaser was axed, because it was coming up with false winners on the competitions?.
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Looks Like A 9, But Can Only Get An 8
Replies: 18
Views: 1845

Looks Like A 9, But Can Only Get An 8

Friday's game (18/01/08) offered the following selection for Round 7: R E M A T O N I S Now looking at these letters, you would expect there to be a possible 9-letter word, but the best you can do is only 8 letters. Going by the selection, there are a total of 13, 8-letter words you can have (answer...
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday January 23rd 2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2585

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday January 23rd 2008

Conor wrote:LEATHERN...
They said that :D.

Round 2 - SOAPIEST
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Hat Trick
Replies: 11
Views: 2615

Re: Hat Trick

Correct Soo :D thats the best strategy (there are probably a few others with slight variations). I think I know the 4 people scenario you mean, Joseph (there's also a wall behind the front person right?) but I chose this one as its probably a bit more obscure (If not a bit ambiguously explained by ...
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Forum hints & tips
Replies: 65
Views: 6166

Re: Forum hints & tips

Charlie Reams wrote:You ask a friendly neighbourhood mod like me.
Thank you for changing my username :D.
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3557

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2008

Good luck to all involved. Is this to be played like a Swiss tourney? If it is then I would like to see some recaps as well as recaps of the exhibition games if anyone can manage it. What it is, is there are groups of 3 people and 2 will play against each other and the 3rd hosts: Game 1: Player 1 v...
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Forum hints & tips
Replies: 65
Views: 6166

Re: Forum hints & tips

Conor wrote:Maybe it's a star if you've posted in it already?
I think you are right, because out of these 4 topics there are only 2 I've posted in and for those 2 there is a star and the others don't have one.

How do you change your username Conor?
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Hat Trick
Replies: 11
Views: 2615

Re: Hat Trick

I think I've got it, but it's sort-of cheating as a smaller scenario has appeared on an Oxford admissions test paper. Edit: Wait, there isn't a fixed number of hats of each colour. That rather changes it (and now I can't see how it can be done). The puzzle you may be thinking of is where there are ...
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Pirates Puzzle! (no Googling)
Replies: 43
Views: 6935

Re: Pirates Puzzle! (no Googling)

Anyway, having done all that, I looked up the puzzle on the internet and discovered that when posed with slightly different conditions, it has a much simpler and more elegant solution, which is perhaps what Jon was aiming for in the first place? Could there possibly be then, more than 1 answer to t...
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1930
Views: 275300

Re: Welcome!

The worst 2 'celebrities' I dealt with were Craig Stevens on Brainteaser (later those annoying later night ITV1 quiz shows) and Nicky Campbell from a football phone in quiz on Radio 2. I am with you there on Craig Stevens. When I was on Brainteaser, he was my presenter too and he was boring (I want...
by Joseph Bolas
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2008
Replies: 30
Views: 3557

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2008

I must admit, I was looking forward to the Hold 'Em exhibition game, because it would've been interesting to see how that went.
by Joseph Bolas
Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Pirates Puzzle! (no Googling)
Replies: 43
Views: 6935

Re: Pirates Puzzle! (no Googling)

Charlie Reams wrote:I've seen this puzzle before and it's a good'un.
Also if anyone has heard of Perplex City before, you can find this puzzle on card #213 of Season 1.
by Joseph Bolas
Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1863

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2008

metalized_deionizer wrote:Yes. And I started thinking about permutations and the odds of it happening, when I realized I've wondered the same thing. Making me think it's happened before.
What are the actual odds of that happening? How would you work that out exactly?
by Joseph Bolas
Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1863

Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2008

Did DECANTERS really come out backwards, I wasn't paying attention.

Joseph.
by Joseph Bolas
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: David Wilson on Mastermind
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Re: David Wilson on Mastermind

ben_wilson wrote:#1 looks about 90% certain to be Futurama. My other two are Lincoln Cathedral and Van Halen (I'm nothing if not eclectic in my tastes). My back-up subject is Red Dwarf.
I agree that the obvious choice would be a cartoon, but for me it would be Family Guy.
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Series 58, Game 14 (Monday 21 January 2008)
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Re: Series 58, Game 14 (Monday 21 January 2008)

chawky wrote:Is TITUP good in Countdown? It's ok in Scrabble.
Chris
Nope sorry. In the dictionary, they have the spelling TITTUP.
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: David Wilson on Mastermind
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Re: David Wilson on Mastermind

ben_wilson wrote:By happy coincidence I had an audition for Mastermind this Thursday just gone in Brummieland. Didn't do too badly but it remains to be seen if I'll male the cut...
What are/were your specialist subjects Ben?
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1930
Views: 275300

Re: Welcome!

I lost my first game due to nerves and now partly wish I'd held the application back as I want a serious crack at being an octochamp. Ditto. Being in the audience for the first recording didn't help. If I was the first recording and played Jack Welsby without knowing how good he was, I may have won...
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Forum or mailing list?
Replies: 20
Views: 2648

Re: Forum or mailing list?

I like it the way it is to be honest, just don't add an arcade to it :lol:.
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: David Wilson on Mastermind
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Re: David Wilson on Mastermind

What was his specialist subject?

I remember applying for mastermind, but once I received the application form, they ask for 4 subjects to be classed as your specialist subjects and I couldn't think of 4, so I didn't apply in the end :lol:.
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1930
Views: 275300

Re: Welcome!

chawky wrote:Appeared on Countdown in 1994, lost to future series-producer Damian Eadie by one point because I didn't know what AIDACRETE anagrammed to :( (nor did he)
Chris
Tough one, but I eventually came up with the answer: ERADICATE
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 21st January 2008 [Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
Replies: 21
Views: 2373

Re: Spoilers for Monday 21st January 2008 [Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

Yeah, but adding on numbers before multiplying has never been a strong point for most contestants. Oh I know that, but I thought with the number you have to multiply and then the number you have to add on, being the same (9 in this case) and there is a 1 in the selection, I thought it might've stoo...
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Forum or mailing list?
Replies: 20
Views: 2648

Re: Forum or mailing list?

Lol Joseph. It gets funnier (possibly). I got banned because I created a 2nd user which I used to challenge my other user to games in order to increase my win score. The person who banned me, also had created 2 users. One of them was herself and the other was for her DOG. There was also a sub-forum...
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Beatles poll
Replies: 14
Views: 2812

Re: Beatles poll

drawoh wrote:Changing your vote should be no problem at all. Go to the top of the thread and put your green dot against another selection.
You only have to worry about changing it in time before the poll closes.
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 21st January 2008 [Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
Replies: 21
Views: 2373

Re: Spoilers for Monday 21st January 2008 [Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

I am a little surprised that for the 2nd numbers none of the contestants said:

(75 + 1) x 9 = 684
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Forum or mailing list?
Replies: 20
Views: 2648

Re: Forum or mailing list?

Lol Joseph. It gets funnier (possibly). I got banned because I created a 2nd user which I used to challenge my other user to games in order to increase my win score. The person who banned me, also had created 2 users. One of them was herself and the other was for her DOG. There was also a sub-forum...
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 21st January 2008 [Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
Replies: 21
Views: 2373

Re: Spoilers for Monday 21st January 2008 [Winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

Corby wrote:Can everybody still do at least 24 lines worth of "SPOILER" before each post though please, in case I click here by accident?
I don't see how anyone can click on the thread by accident?

Will the spoiler space lines still be needed for any practice games and main game recaps though?
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Beatles poll
Replies: 14
Views: 2812

Re: Beatles poll

I didn't vote, so on the basis of the Thomas The Tank Engine narrator thingy, my vote will go to Ringo.
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Breakfast
Replies: 57
Views: 7657

Re: Breakfast

I don't have a breakfast anymore to be honest.

Joseph.
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Forum or mailing list?
Replies: 20
Views: 2648

Re: Forum or mailing list?

I fear the 'downside' will be the amount of time spent sat in front of these darn PCs as we get sucked in to it! I know that feeling. I remember getting addicted to a previous forum, but that was only because they added an arcade feature so I only went in to play the games. I had 160 first-place wi...
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1930
Views: 275300

Re: Welcome!

Loving the new forum, Soo. Well done :D. Hello all. My name is Joseph Bolas and I am 25 years old. I was on Countdown back in Series 52 and missed a simple 9-letter word and an easy numbers game, of which I hope to be able to redeem myself one day, for those slip-ups. This year I am also planning to...
by Joseph Bolas
Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Beatles poll
Replies: 14
Views: 2812

Re: Beatles Poll

I wouldn't vote for an individual because as a group they did a few okay songs and I didn't really like them.