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by Adam Gillard
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - nominations
Replies: 8
Views: 2350

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - nominations

One week left!
by Adam Gillard
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - nominations
Replies: 8
Views: 2350

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - nominations

10 days left and only one nominator thus far.
by Adam Gillard
Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday February 3rd 2015 (S72 P22)
Replies: 14
Views: 992

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday February 3rd 2015 (S72 P22)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Bradley Cates wrote:Did anyone else notice Susie saying SNAPPIER is an anagram of PANNIERS?
Yes.
It was me who also noticed. That's what Gevin meant, I think.
by Adam Gillard
Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XI: The Hangover Recaps
Replies: 16
Views: 1415

Re: COLIN XI: The Hangover Recaps

James Robinson wrote: Round 9: T I D Y S H A M Y

Conundrum scramble should have been MYSHITDAY :P
by Adam Gillard
Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XI: The Hangover Recaps
Replies: 16
Views: 1415

Re: COLIN XI: The Hangover Recaps

Jack Worsley wrote:If I could be Giles, I would give myself a real chance of making the final.
Freudian slip? #wishiwasgiles?
by Adam Gillard
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday January 30th 2015 (S72 P20)
Replies: 26
Views: 1793

Re: Spoilers for Friday January 30th 2015 (S72 P20)

Relief for a certain Christine Buffrey too possibly!
by Adam Gillard
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday January 30th 2015 (S72 P20)
Replies: 26
Views: 1793

Re: Spoilers for Friday January 30th 2015 (S72 P20)

Congratulations Tracey, well deserved octochampdom!
by Adam Gillard
Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday January 26th 2015
Replies: 54
Views: 2574

Re: Spoilers For Monday January 26th 2015

Tony Atkins wrote:
Jennifer Steadman wrote:The challenger was brilliant TV, her conundrum buzz properly cracked me up :lol:
I enjoyed her comments during the selections.
Agreed. Mickie was amazing!
by Adam Gillard
Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XI The Hangover- the results
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: COLIN XI The Hangover- the results

Thanks again Ben - very well run and very good fun!
by Adam Gillard
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: A change to Co:Events for 2016?
Replies: 39
Views: 3060

Re: A change to Co:Events for 2016?

Hi Zarte & co., I like the sound of the series of events with a showpiece finale, especially if it can be incorporated into a Sunday event like the Hangover (that's for selfish reasons, so I can attend)! I'm one of those rare weirdos who's happy just to spectate and mingle if it comes to that. One t...
by Adam Gillard
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday January 16th 2015 (S72 P10)
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Re: Spoilers for Friday January 16th 2015 (S72 P10)

That was a good finish; shame someone had spoilersed it that Neil was going to win.
by Adam Gillard
Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - nominations
Replies: 8
Views: 2350

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - nominations

Time to open the nominations! The rules for the nominations are in the original post in this thread. Even a single nomination can make a difference, and you can send your nominations in dribs and drabs if you like. At the bottom of this post, I'll list any games that have been nominated that didn't ...
by Adam Gillard
Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday January 6th 2015 (S72 P2)
Replies: 8
Views: 965

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday January 6th 2015 (S72 P2)

Andy doesn't half pick them letters quickly! Rachel struggling to keep up!
by Adam Gillard
Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 292
Views: 43093

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

I noticed a comedy show on BBC iPlayer with the Countdown set in the background of the representative still image. The Countdown sketch begins at 13:17.
by Adam Gillard
Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - nominations
Replies: 8
Views: 2350

Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - nominations

Evening, all! I'm setting up this thread for information and discussion about GotY 2014. For now (before the nominations go "live"), this thread is the forum for any questions about the rules and the general format of the nominations and the GotY 2014 poll. I'm planning to accept nominations for a o...
by Adam Gillard
Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 46487

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Ryan Taylor wrote:The problem comes with the fact that the Sky+ Box doesn't have one of the Yellow video cables. Annoyingly it has the Red and White audio slots which can be connected (and sound does then come through the laptop so I know that works).
Are you sure it wasn't Yellow, Red and White?
by Adam Gillard
Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 48212

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

When have finals for the first series in the year been in the past? I'm also hopefully in the next series (passed audition in August, but no date yet), and potentially away for half of May. (Again, checking in case things go well) Excellent work, Thomas. Will be good to see get your 2nd go. :D Not ...
by Adam Gillard
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday November 17th 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: Spoilers For Monday November 17th 2014

Good morning. That's a nice t-shirt!
by Adam Gillard
Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday November 11th 2014 (S71 P84)
Replies: 12
Views: 989

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday November 11th 2014 (S71 P84)

Nice to see Zubair Patel get the conundrum in the audience. Me and Tracey also got it, and I must admit I thought Jay was pointing to me at first (Zubair was moved for the close-up shot, as normally happens.), but we were actually discussing whether any of us might get a mug for getting the audienc...
by Adam Gillard
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 48212

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

Rhys Benjamin wrote:I've got an audition date tomorrow.
Good luck!
by Adam Gillard
Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: SPOILERS FOR FRIDAY THE HALLOWEEN OF 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: SPOILERS FOR FRIDAY THE HALLOWEEN OF 2014

Are you James Martin in disguise?
by Adam Gillard
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: University Challenge 2014/15
Replies: 33
Views: 5803

Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Fancy an apterite getting a question on the Mohs scale (although there was one mentioned that isn't used on apterous)!

Well done Hugh and Team Magdalen, your opponents gave you a good run for a fair while there until you pulled away in the end.
by Adam Gillard
Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Tickets for the finals
Replies: 10
Views: 1494

Re: Tickets for the finals

Speak to Damian, but I'd say it's likely you can bring a couple of people along and then if spaces open up in the audience they can sit there, otherwise they can hang out in the Green Room and watch from there.
by Adam Gillard
Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday October 1st (S71 P56)
Replies: 9
Views: 1066

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday October 1st (S71 P56)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Graeme Cole wrote:
Adam Gillard wrote:Paul looks familiar but I can't put my finger on it - anyone else recognise him?
I think he might be Adam Dexter in disguise.
I thought the same.
Oh good! I thought that too but didn't want to say he looked like Adam in case I sounded like a crazy man!
by Adam Gillard
Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday October 1st (S71 P56)
Replies: 9
Views: 1066

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday October 1st (S71 P56)

Paul looks familiar but I can't put my finger on it - anyone else recognise him?
by Adam Gillard
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday September 19th 2014 (S71 P49)
Replies: 19
Views: 1135

Re: Spoilers for Friday September 19th 2014 (S71 P49)

Cringeworthiest pun of the week award goes to Damian for that first teatime teaser!
by Adam Gillard
Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday September 17th 2014 (S71 P47)
Replies: 21
Views: 1249

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday September 17th 2014 (S71 P47)

Heather Styles wrote:I'm not saying it would be impossible to have a dictionary that essentially defines the entire wordlist, but I imagine it would be quite an achievement.

Lexplorer?
by Adam Gillard
Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1883
Views: 129378

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Welcome, Colm! Don't worry about the spoilers. Did you win? :p
by Adam Gillard
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday September 16th 2014 (S71 P46)
Replies: 21
Views: 1272

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday September 16th 2014 (S71 P46)

Good game from both; bad luck for Farhan to become the latest victim of a Worsley!
by Adam Gillard
Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XI- Countdown in Lincoln, 24-25 January 2015
Replies: 133
Views: 14392

Re: COLIN XI- Countdown in Lincoln, 24-25 January 2015

Never really paid attention to the COLIN prices before - big credit to Ben for keeping entrance fees so cheap.
by Adam Gillard
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday August 26th 2014 (S71 P33)
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday August 26th 2014 (S71 P33)

Mark Deeks wrote:Good explanation, Conour.
Awesome! :)

Good game, that! Great stuff by David on the conundrum and a lovely reaction.
by Adam Gillard
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday August 26th 2014 (S71 P33)
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday August 26th 2014 (S71 P33)

Mark Deeks wrote:Good explanation, Conour.
Awesome! :)

Good game, that! Great stuff by David on the conundrum and a lovely reaction.
by Adam Gillard
Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoMultiLon
Replies: 50
Views: 10880

Re: CoMultiLon

Any peeps hanging around London Town tomorrow (Sunday)?
by Adam Gillard
Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Judith Keppels £1 million question.....
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: Judith Keppels £1 million question.....

Mark Deeks wrote:I imagine it was very much a coincidence. People food at quizzes tend to be people who go on educational trips.
Freudian cannibal.
by Adam Gillard
Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday August 6th 2014 (S71 P22)
Replies: 23
Views: 1496

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday August 6th 2014 (S71 P22)

Just seen the POUNDER round - nothing remotely dodgy to me.
by Adam Gillard
Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday August 6th 2014 (S71 P22)
Replies: 23
Views: 1496

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday August 6th 2014 (S71 P22)

Tony Atkins wrote:Rachel is too polite to the contestants - just take the 6 off not the 7 in Tricia's way.
I was thinking this too!
by Adam Gillard
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Elo Ratings Calculators
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: Elo Ratings Calculators

Jennifer Steadman wrote:Not the best, but has the ratings already calculated. Hope that helps.
I was Googling the same thing and found an all-music link with some ratings, but not as clearly defined as the one that you found.
by Adam Gillard
Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 32032

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

There WILL be another C of C. Logistics yet to be worked out as we're not that far ahead, but likely on-screen in Jan 2015 for 3 weeks, so just 16 players and definitely excluding 30th birthday participants, for no other reason other than to give different people a chance to play again. Filming wou...
by Adam Gillard
Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 2014
Replies: 104
Views: 20948

Re: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 20

I had great fun! Unencumbered by silly things like playing Countdown, I was able to get round most of the tables and speak to most of the people attending. Apologies if you're reading this and I didn't speak to you! I think I placed 41st out of 40.
by Adam Gillard
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 2014
Replies: 104
Views: 20948

Re: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 20

Anyone planning on driving back to London (or that direction) any time after 10.30pm on Saturday night? I live in Stanmore, which is on the way back to London from St Albans.
by Adam Gillard
Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday July 9th 2014 (S71 P8)
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday July 9th 2014 (S71 P8)

For this coming Monday's show, I wonder if they filmed Dan Walker reacting to various possible scenarios for the World Cup final. "England beating Honduras 7-1 in the final - who'd have thought it?".
by Adam Gillard
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 52214

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:People who use the -ed past tense instead of the -t version - e.g. LEARNED instead of LEARNT, DREAMED instead of DREAMT, SPELLED instead of SPELT etc.
You've earned this one!
by Adam Gillard
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 2014
Replies: 104
Views: 20948

Re: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 20

Will anyone else be getting into St. Alban's Abbey station at 09:17 or similar? I've had a look at the walk from there to the event and it seems to be a choice between a 1 mile walk using no fewer than 6 roads and a riparian stroll, or around 1.5 mile going up one road and along another - decisions...
by Adam Gillard
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 27th 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1718

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 27th 2014

Congratulations, Mark! That wasn't as close as I expected it to be, but that's largely because you were on such sparkling form throughout, especially your smile when holding the trophy aloft at the end! Well done to Andy for reaching the final with some strong performances along the way. A great sen...
by Adam Gillard
Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 27th 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1718

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday June 27th 2014

Both players have been solid on the letters and it's really tough to call. In the last final, much of the excitement was post-hoc as Callum really caused an upset in beating Dylan. That was a great final and I have high hopes for this series finale too!
by Adam Gillard
Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday June 26th 2014 (S70 SF2)
Replies: 11
Views: 743

Re: Spoilers for Thursday June 26th 2014 (S70 SF2)

Well played Andy! Some great letters spots to pull ahead towards the end and a gutsy 6 small selection that paid off too! Samir, you've had a great series and there's no shame in losing a hard-fought semi-final like that one. Nice conundrum solve by that very clever audience member! :ugeek: Looking ...
by Adam Gillard
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2014 FIFA World Cup
Replies: 62
Views: 5640

Re: 2014 FIFA World Cup

All 6 Spurs players through to the knockout stages!
- Bentaleb, Chadli, Dembélé, Lloris, Paulinho and Vertonghen
(Assou-Ekotto is at QPR so he doesn't count)
by Adam Gillard
Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday June 25th 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 815

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday June 25th 2014

Was it just me or did the music carry on playing after Neil buzzed? Yes I think it did, I just thought my telly was out of sync. :) I was about to post this too! Well played Mark, OXIDASE in particular was very nice. Neil, you gave him a good run for his money and it just didn't fall your way with ...
by Adam Gillard
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 2014
Replies: 104
Views: 20948

Re: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 20

James, I still have every intention of walking to St. Albans for this event. You can add another category below 'Interested Entries' for 'Overeager Spectators' and plonk me there ;).
by Adam Gillard
Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday June 23rd 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Spoilers For Monday June 23rd 2014

That "841... No, wait, I meant to say 843" was very dodgy. I know there wasn't much of a delay, but still - Bobby had 847 so could have got 7 points there.
by Adam Gillard
Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday June 23rd 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Spoilers For Monday June 23rd 2014

Terrible pronunciation of OUTJIE from Susie. I can understand this is a difficult one to pronounce, but there's no excuse when you have the dictionary there with the pronunciation guide.
by Adam Gillard
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 428
Views: 46487

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Can you play apterous on a Chromebook? I've been looking into it and the default web browser is 32-bit Chrome, which means you can't install java and run java applets. Does anyone who plays apterous have a Chromebook (I'm thinking of buying one)? There seems to be a beta trial of 64-bit Chrome (Cana...
by Adam Gillard
Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Who Will Win Series 70? (Spoilers Included)
Replies: 16
Views: 1737

Re: Who Will Win Series 70? (Spoilers Included)

Thanks Samir, sounds exciting - looking forward to seeing it!
by Adam Gillard
Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Who Will Win Series 70? (Spoilers Included)
Replies: 16
Views: 1737

Re: Who Will Win Series 70? (Spoilers Included)

Off on a tangent here, but does anyone know if the pencam was used at these finals? Or has the last word to be pencammed already been broadcast?
by Adam Gillard
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Ten-letter conundrums
Replies: 22
Views: 3115

Re: Ten-letter conundrums

Just to say I had SUPERSONIC for that first one. Also, I can't be bothered with this hidden text thing, especially when typing on my phone.
by Adam Gillard
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: CONUNDRUM game
Replies: 55
Views: 9904

Re: CONUNDRUM game

Graeme Cole wrote:MORRIBAKE = BIOMARKER
HERHOTSIS = HORSESHIT

MORRICOPE
DUETRILEY
MOONHEWER
MORRICOPE = MICROPORE
DUETRILEY = ERUDITELY
MOONHEWER = HOMEOWNER

MANAUSLOO
TYUBRASIL
NEYMARREC
by Adam Gillard
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Ten-letter conundrums
Replies: 22
Views: 3115

Re: Ten-letter conundrums

This thread is a bit like Jack's conundrum game thread but with ten-letter conundrums. The rules: Solve as many as you like, but replace however many you solved with your own ten-letter conundrums. No obscure words. There's nothing wrong with a conundrum being difficult, but it should be difficult ...
by Adam Gillard
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Ten-letter conundrums
Replies: 22
Views: 3115

Re: Ten-letter conundrums

This thread is a bit like Jack's conundrum game thread but with ten-letter conundrums. The rules: Solve as many as you like, but replace however many you solved with your own ten-letter conundrums. No obscure words. There's nothing wrong with a conundrum being difficult, but it should be difficult ...
by Adam Gillard
Sat May 31, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1883
Views: 129378

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Welcome, Will and Mark! Glad to have you here :)
by Adam Gillard
Thu May 29, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 52214

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:People who refer to their mother as "Mum" rather than "my mum".
You mean siblings?