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by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CountMax errors
Replies: 727
Views: 39383

Re: CountMax errors

MORTICER yes or no? Was playing Jimmy today on msn and it came up on Countmax but not Countgen2. :?: :?: :?: Doesn't someone have the dictionary used by Countdown? There seems to have been no definite answer to this. I think yes. Maybe need a second opinion though. and Seconded. don't inspire confi...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COOT IV Odds
Replies: 66
Views: 2882

Re: COOT IV Odds

Richard Brittain wrote:Julian, if you're sure you're really not that good, then it's up to you to prove it.
He failed.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Ratings update
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

Re: Ratings update

How are ratings calculated, or is it too complicated? Approximately?
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name A Room In My House Competition
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Re: Name A Room In My House Competition

The chubb.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Today's Countdown News... see link
Replies: 224
Views: 8049

Re: Today's Countdown News... see link

They could pick an unknown - someone who Countdown would make famous rather than using an already famous person. Someone youngish as well so could be the host for a while.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: No Countdown next week :(
Replies: 74
Views: 2883

Re: No Countdown next week :(

Show Harvey Freeman v David Trace in the CofC final.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 490
Views: 83804

Re: Best ever contestants

Charlie Reams wrote:Now you just need a few thousand more data points and you might actually have an argument.
No, because my previous argument was that the lack of computer-assisted techniques etc need not be a definite stop to reaching such a high level. I only need one data point.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 490
Views: 83804

Re: Best ever contestants

what? You need to clean those ears out! A lot of people have said on this thread that current players have reached a higher standard than those in the past because of being able to use computer aids and study the word lists that computers churn out. But I think I've heard you say that you don't do ...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's with the enforced name changes?
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: What's with the enforced name changes?

Oh right - just checked my e-mails. Got one from you about this, Charlie!
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 490
Views: 83804

Re: Best ever contestants

Hmm - that is bollocks Gevin. In the 80's, when i was a kid, the ZX81 or Sinclair Spectrum were the tools of the day - and there was no internet - so while it may have been possible for someone to sit there and create a program to do all the hard work for them, its not comparible to typing 'countdo...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 86
Views: 16263

Re: Favourite board game

Joseph Bolas wrote:Speaking of Scrabble, what do people think of the Franklin Mint edition of Scrabble?

In my opinion, It does look like a nice Scrabble set, but I'm not sure if I would want to spend that much money (around £300+) just on a game of Scrabble.
You can probably have more than one.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COOT 08 Grand Final - Fell vs Eadie
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: COOT 08 Grand Final - Fell vs Eadie

Charlie Reams wrote:Round 3: A A E T F D R H L

C1: FATHEAD (7)
C2: FLATHEAD (8)
OT: FLATHEAD (8)
Score: 15–16 (max 23)
Were you kicking yourself Julian?
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: c4countdown Podcast
Replies: 34
Views: 1289

Re: c4countdown Podcast

Yeah, I quite enjoyed that. It's good to know that you had to admit to liking me Jono even though you think I'm a wanker but I can live with that.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: New and pointless competition!
Replies: 67
Views: 1756

Re: New and pointless competition!

Jason Larsen wrote:The only complement I've received on my picture has been from Jon O'Neill. What does everyone else think?
You'll win.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Dictionary Revisal
Replies: 27
Views: 896

Re: Dictionary Revisal

I sent an email off a few weeks ago to the OUP asking about revisals and I got a reply saying: Unfortunately, Oxford University Press is not affiliated with Countdown and does not know what Countdown’s plans are for future dictionary usage. So whom would I need to speak to then regarding a revisal ...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: New and pointless competition!
Replies: 67
Views: 1756

Re: New and pointless competition!

Bring it.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CountMax errors
Replies: 727
Views: 39383

Re: CountMax errors

Either a word can be pluralised or it can't. There is no grey area, or at least there shouldn't be. At the end of the day, if you can't look at a dictionary for a definitive answer, then i dont know where you do look. I terms of Countdown, obviously this is correct - there needs to be an objective ...
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's with the enforced name changes?
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: What's with the enforced name changes?

Damian E wrote:Not sure what you mean, but Chipper used to be a small bike in my day - then when you grew up, you graduated to a Chopper.

You've not got a Chopper then. That explains everything.
I think you've been taking too many Es.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's with the enforced name changes?
Replies: 9
Views: 754

What's with the enforced name changes?

It's all in the title.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 86
Views: 16263

Re: Favourite board game

Charlie Reams wrote:If you don't vote for Settlers of Catan then I offer good odds that you haven't played it.

Also Monopoly is shit.
Yeah, if you do vote for Monopoly then I offer good odds that you haven't played anything else.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite sport to watch
Replies: 25
Views: 852

Re: Favourite sport to watch

DaveC wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:Formula One - I normally win playing along at home as well.
Eh? you normally drive faster than them? How?
:mrgreen:
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COOT IV Odds
Replies: 66
Views: 2882

Re: COOT IV Odds

Julian wrote:Anyway Richard, expect an angry post from Gevin saying that you've completely ruined the competition because posting odds is something which the eventual winner always does :)
Yeah, good one.
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Recap for 1 July 2008...
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Re: Recap for 1 July 2008...

dinos_the_chemist wrote:Right I'll be doing this recap in just a tic. Sorry for the delay guys.
Always best to get your Tourette's out of the way first so you can do a recap with a clear head.
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Recap for 1 July 2008...
Replies: 11
Views: 584

Re: Recap for 1 July 2008...

Michael Wallace wrote:Righto. I may have to skip putting in all the maxes if CountMax doesn't work on WINE for some reason
Don't drink and recap.
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite sport to watch
Replies: 25
Views: 852

Re: Favourite sport

Formula One - I normally win playing along at home as well.
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Jeffrey
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: Jeffrey

Jeff Clayton wrote:He wasn't a one-off you know ;)
I'm glad you've only made 17 posts. Such a big signature could get very annoying very quickly!
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CoC XIII Discussion Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 7546

Re: CoC XIII Discussion Thread

Charlie Reams wrote:So are any of you kids going to take my bet, or are you all talk?
But then I'd need to give you my address to send me the cheque and then you might stalk me.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 1st July
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 1st July

Matthew Green wrote:It looks like Kat out of Big Brother feeling seasick :mrgreen:
Well, I still say it's got your name for a reason, and I think it looks like you.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Exam results
Replies: 55
Views: 1897

Re: Exam results

Charlie Reams wrote:finishing 2nd
2nd is the first loser. You ought to be ashamed. :mrgreen:
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 1st July
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 1st July

Matthew Green wrote:(no way does that smilie come up as 'mrgreen'!)
Why - are you saying that's not what you look like?
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CoC XIII Discussion Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 7546

Re: CoC XIII Discussion Thread

I heard this as a rumour, that he'd got a number game wrong and tried to 'steal' his opponent's numbers solution to get 10 points. As I said before, he came across as likeable but how can you invite someone back once they've attempted to cheat? Martin Well they "invited him back" for the final give...
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: 11-champs
Replies: 39
Views: 3242

Re: 11-champs

I think David O'Donnell slots in with a 1158. 4th on the octochamp list but 7th here.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Has anyone here put their talents to a unique use?
Replies: 21
Views: 823

Re: Has anyone here put their talents to a unique use?

Matthew Green wrote:cracking codes
This is going to sound really sad, but you know on cars' log books (the V5C) there is a "validation character" after the number plate - well I've worked out how to find out what that is for any number plate.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CoC XIII Discussion Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 7546

Re: CoC XIII Discussion Thread

:lol: Or just base it on highest average scores and then I might be able to stake a claim! ;) Well, you predicted Steven Briers on scores alone, and with three per series I'd put you above Steve Baines. So I'd agree with you and Ben Wilson except it's Steve Baines that loses out and both you and Ha...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CoC XIII Discussion Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 7546

Re: CoC XIII Discussion Thread

16 from 5 series would probably have to be one of the most generous for the contestants. I think the one that Natascha Kearsey won might have been even more generous but I can't be bothered to check right now. Blimey - this is good stuff. Youv'e all put far more thought into it than i have 8-) Does ...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Can I quote you on that? Quiz
Replies: 22
Views: 1337

Re: Can I quote you on that? Quiz

jasoncullen wrote:9. So how much was DOD paid to make it that exciting? Seriously, that was quite awesome
Spoiler alert!
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Can I quote you on that? Quiz instructions
Replies: 27
Views: 1516

Re: Can I quote you on that? Quiz

Charlie Reams wrote:It should now be impossible to cheat by searching, but points will be given for particularly creative ways of cheating.
Since I'm not entering, I've had a look, and you can still cheat. :mrgreen:
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Can I quote you on that? Quiz instructions
Replies: 27
Views: 1516

Re: Can I quote you on that? Quiz

Charlie Reams wrote:It should now be impossible to cheat by searching, but points will be given for particularly creative ways of cheating.
Seems a bit excessive to ban searching for one quiz in the off-topic forum. People might still want to search for other things! Crazy! :evil:
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Press Snippet
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Countdown Press Snippet

Charlie Reams wrote:It's so much easier to argue with someone when you get to choose what they say too, isn't it?
I have found that actually. :mrgreen:
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Press Snippet
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Countdown Press Snippet

Charlie Reams wrote:This is probably the best press Countdown has ever had. I eagerly await the flood of new users.
You make Countdown sound like a drug rather than a television programme.
Susan Reams wrote:I meant this forum, not the programme.
Yes, I know you did.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Teatime Teaser Alphabet
Replies: 67
Views: 1955

Re: Teatime Teaser Alphabet

jasoncullen wrote:37 to go now. DEADLOCK is okay ;)
Only okay?
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Teatime Teaser Alphabet
Replies: 67
Views: 1955

Re: Teatime Teaser Alphabet

6 is DEADLOCK - thought I might get one for once!
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: An apology to everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: An apology to everyone

Hi, everyone! I just wanted to let you all know that I am very sorry if a lot of you think some of the messages I post don't make any sense. Honestly, I have been very bored and overwhelmed if I take advantage of my days too much. Sure, I have a point in all my messages, but maybe they're coming ou...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Treasure Trivia Quiz
Replies: 35
Views: 1715

Re: Treasure Trivia Quiz

Ginger Jono wrote:Why do you embolden shit? I can actually read. It's really fucking patronising.
And if there's one thing that doesn't want emboldening it's shit.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Alastair Stewart
Replies: 16
Views: 915

Re: Alastair Stewart

Shit. I meant for this to go in the main forum. Oh well.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Alastair Stewart
Replies: 16
Views: 915

Alastair Stewart

He's awful! His terrible joke about punishing people by train journeys and all of his comments throughout the programme made me want to kill him! He should try his routine as a stand-up and see what reaction he gets.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: thanks ytv!
Replies: 32
Views: 1312

Re: thanks ytv!

Weird observation, especially if you read David's post in this thread specifically stating that he and his family had a great time also. :?: OK, point taken, but sometimes you just get a feeling based on the way people say things. I remember in the CofC that Graham Nash won, a few posts made me thi...
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: thanks ytv!
Replies: 32
Views: 1312

Re: thanks ytv!

Rich Priest wrote:I had a fantastic time
I tend to find people say that when they haven't won. Congratulations David.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Predictions for Series 58 finals
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: Predictions for Series 58 finals

Howard Somerset wrote:Barry: 1 win, 7 defeats, -156
I'm surprised by this result. I only catch the odd game nowadays, but in the two (I think) I saw with Barry in, I decided he was a natural 0 or 1time winner who just happened to win seven by chance. It's bound to happen.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Treasure Trivia Quiz
Replies: 35
Views: 1715

Re: Treasure Trivia Quiz

Corby wrote:
Gevin-Gavin wrote:Really? But why would they care? It would be pretty tragic really if they did.
It's a bit irritating when random, nonsensical posts start turning up all over the place, which have nothing to do with the thread topic.

But enough about Larsen.



Badoom-tish!
:mrgreen:
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Teatime Teaser Alphabet
Replies: 67
Views: 1955

Re: Teatime Teaser Alphabet

jasoncullen wrote:
Corby wrote:
Gevin-Gavin wrote:Some of the words on here! What the fuck is a "demijohn"?!
A type of bottle, especially used in winemaking. Pretty common I'd have said.
I thought so too Corby :D
I don't make wine. I thought it would be something like a demigod but with John instead of God. I'm a bit disappointed actually.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Treasure Trivia Quiz
Replies: 35
Views: 1715

Re: Treasure Trivia Quiz

jasoncullen wrote:I guess I should of cleared it with the site admins before posting them.
Really? But why would they care? It would be pretty tragic really if they did.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Teatime Teaser Alphabet
Replies: 67
Views: 1955

Re: Teatime Teaser Alphabet

Ginger Jono wrote:28. MHJOINED demijohn
Some of the words on here! What the fuck is a "demijohn"?!
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Treasure Trivia Quiz
Replies: 35
Views: 1715

Re: Treasure Trivia Quiz

You do realise we can just click your name and see all your posts, don't you? But no-one is going to cheat this way are they....Corby? We wouldn't have known it was cheating if you hadn't just posted that. I'm going to edit one of my posts and put my answers in. If you find it, fair enough - otherw...
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Conundrum alphabet
Replies: 335
Views: 8520

Re: Conundrum alphabet

jasoncullen wrote:7. Which is the only US state not to have a straight line in its borders?
D. Alaska
E. Guam
H. Hawaii
P. Texas
Are you drunk?
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: OVER and UNDER
Replies: 28
Views: 939

Re: OVER and UNDER

Joseph, why were some of the words red?
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Teatime Teaser Alphabet
Replies: 67
Views: 1955

Re: Teatime Teaser Alphabet

Teatime teasers? Where are the clues?
by Gavin Chipper
Tue May 27, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: MINT CONDITION COUNTDOWN TEAPOT FOR SALE
Replies: 15
Views: 1057

Re: MINT CONDITION COUNTDOWN TEAPOT FOR SALE

If I buy a teapot does that make me a Countdown champion? And would I have to be considered in the all-time greats thread? Otherwise, I don't see much point. :mrgreen:
by Gavin Chipper
Tue May 27, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Coping with the pressure
Replies: 24
Views: 1017

Re: Coping with the pressure

Corby wrote:but this is only where they are established forummers with a sense of humour
And you as well.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon May 26, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Coping with the pressure
Replies: 24
Views: 1017

Re: Coping with the pressure

Commenting on others' performances - it's an interesting thing really. On, for example, an F1 forum, you can say what you like about the drivers, commentators etc. because they'll never appear they're "professionals" and therefore it's fine, but on a Countdown forum things are different. This could ...