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by Ben Wilson
Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 397
Views: 43929

Re: Politics in General

So, it seems that David Cameron's off to pastures new (no doubt lucrative public speaking engagements, being on boards of international corporations and such like), which means a by-election. Witney's historically a very strongly Conservative seat, so the new MP will undoubtedly be whoever Conserva...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 588
Views: 120327

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I don't remember as many details of this one as I'd like as I neglected to make my usual post-dream notes, but from what I do remember, I was at Co:Leeds, only instead of playing Countdown, I was a bounty hunter and Callum was giving me a contract. Can't remember who I was supposed to take out, or w...
by Ben Wilson
Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook
Replies: 28
Views: 3633

Re: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook

JR- 157 mutual
Kirk- 134 mutual
Tracey- 129 mutual
Innis- 128 mutual

I have 169 mutual friends with Stewart Holden but a lot of them are scrabblers, so don't count. Still feel like I've won something though.
by Ben Wilson
Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 588
Views: 120327

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night I seemed to be in the attic of a large house, which was larger than most houses but I didn't seem to pay it much attention. It was crammed full of old Star Trek boardgames, so i thought 'hey, I oughta host a COLIN here'. Suddenly, Matty Artell, Ru Maxwell and Graeme Cole appear and start ...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: IRC Countdown...in 2016?
Replies: 36
Views: 4682

Re: IRC Countdown...in 2016?

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Ben Wilson wrote:The forum has a 'real name' policy
Fine, I'll delete everything and pack up.
Yours at least looks like a real name if you let your eyes unfocus. Single-name usernames get automatically filtered, everything else is looked at case by case.
by Ben Wilson
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: IRC Countdown...in 2016?
Replies: 36
Views: 4682

Re: IRC Countdown...in 2016?

James Stanley wrote:Incidentally, banzaikitten reports that he has been unable to create an account on this forum, I wonder if some admins could take a look at that?

Cheers,
James
What name did he register with? The forum has a 'real name' policy so if he registered with 'banzaikitten' it would've been ignored.
by Ben Wilson
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 588
Views: 120327

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

So last night. I was stuck in a sort-of shopping centre somewhere in Sheffield that prided itself on being utterly useless in terms of both customer service and good/services available. I was stuck in a hardware store that served confectionery, for example. Dinos was one of the supervisors there, wh...
by Ben Wilson
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017
Replies: 87
Views: 12365

COLIN XIII- Countdown in Lincoln, 28-29 January 2017

Thirteen? Unlucky for some... But not for fans of the oldest co-event on the FOCAL calendar! Once again, Counting down will be taking place in Lincoln on the last weekend in January (my plans to have it on the second weekend and do a 'COLIN the 13th' style thing were kind of a non starter), and all ...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Mandela Effect
Replies: 37
Views: 2030

Re: The Mandela Effect

18/22. Again, I'd not heard of those bear things and didn't particular care about sex or vampires. And I guessed the doomsday cult one.
by Ben Wilson
Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: GeoGussr
Replies: 9
Views: 948

Re: GeoGussr

The UK version is fun if, like me, you've unintentionally memorised many of the dialling codes in the UK. The 'famous monuments' one takes the piss a little as sometimes it's a staircase in the arse-end of nowhere in America.
by Ben Wilson
Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 294
Views: 54403

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

The American pilot is definitely true, but the only detail I can remember is that one of the celebrity partners was Woody Harrelson, which is pretty big news (and was back then as it was when Cheers was on).
by Ben Wilson
Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Le Mot Le Plus Long
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: Le Mot Le Plus Long

Maybe I should revive the tradition of the bizarre/experimental COLIN warm-up game...
by Ben Wilson
Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 588
Views: 120327

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Right so last night. I'm managing a pub and running a co-event at the same time. The pub is the bottom floor of some massive multi-storey department store and I'm not allowed on any of the other floors, but thanks to some ingenuity involving a Portal gun I manage to gain access to other floors along...
by Ben Wilson
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 588
Views: 120327

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Right, last night, from what I can remember. I'm either desperate to get a bus home or I don't give a shit about it, but either way, I abandon it in favour of going to a second-hand videogame/book store. Well, it starts out as a second hand videogame store, but quickly evolves into a second hand boo...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 338
Views: 54279

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

JimBentley wrote:Series 1 was shit because everyone was effectively designing in a vacuum
Psychosprout vs Hypnodisc is probably my #1 dream robot battle. :D
by Ben Wilson
Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 338
Views: 54279

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

The only robots I can remember ever having anti-pit devices were Tornado (with a big wire-frame attachment to make itself to big to go in the pit) and Cassius 2 (with a pneumatic spear that would fire it out (frustratingly, this device would have worked but depended on the robot falling in at the r...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoNot V results and recaps
Replies: 1
Views: 1018

CoNot V results and recaps

And it is all over bar some shouting and a large amount of drinking. The fith CoNot event passed without incident. My train journey home, however, got delayed for 45 minutes at Swinderby whilst one set of drunken passengers tried to batter another set of drunken passengers. But that doesn't effect t...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 588
Views: 120327

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Two from last night. In the first one, I'm in some sort of overnight co-event being held in a library in Milton Keynes. Kirk's there, as are Jono and Matt Morrison. It's about 2am when Matt announces he wants to buy some coke, so I give him directions to a nearby petrol station, assuming that by 'co...
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 4238

Re: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016

Just realised that this would usually be around the time I announce the seedings for the event. Well tough- there won't be any. The round 1 draw will be totally random, so if you draw Jack, tough. There also won't be any overachiever prizes as a result, but I'll think of some spot prizes to give out...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 4238

Re: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016

Entries are up to 9 with just eighteen days to go! So get cashing. Paypal address is up the top there.
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 4238

Re: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016

Chris Marshall brings CoNot numbers up to 5. :D Also, the puzzle magazine is ready to be sent to the printers, complete with Lee Fisher's latest crossword. here are the instructions this time: Clues are normal. Once the grid has been completed, solvers will be able to find several squares whose lett...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 588
Views: 120327

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Ben Wilson wrote:Either way, the arguments ends, and/or I finish playing the videogame by dismantling the Nintendo DS I was playing for the benefit of Innis Carson.
You were playing it for the benefit of Innis Carson or you dismantled it for the benefit of Innis Carson?
The latter.
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 588
Views: 120327

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night was a bit of an odd one. It started out either with me arguing with my brother in my back garden at 2am, or playing a videogame. Either way, the arguments ends, and/or I finish playing the videogame by dismantling the Nintendo DS I was playing for the benefit of Innis Carson. I then head ...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 4238

Re: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016

UPDATE! We're currently at four entries, but there's plenty of time yet to get your entry in! ...But not for the logo competition, which has been thoroughly won by Miss HEATHER STYLES, whose design will adorn the front page of this year's puzzle magazine. Which (hopefully) many of you will see in a ...
by Ben Wilson
Sun May 29, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: North/South Divide
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: North/South Divide

Fucking lump me in with Birmingham why don't you. :-/

Fwiw, I'd put the divide as going from Whitchurch (on the Welsh border) to Stoke-on-Trent to Mansfield to Newark-on-Trent to Skegness.

EDIT: So basically, this.
by Ben Wilson
Fri May 27, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IMDB top 250
Replies: 57
Views: 4512

Re: IMDB top 250

Thank god for Innis. My total: 39, some of them not watched the full way through. If you include DVDs I bought in a sale and have meant to watch but not got around to yet, then it goes up to 55.
by Ben Wilson
Sun May 22, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 588
Views: 120327

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

So last night, the dream starts with me sat at my desk at work, which sees me quickly fall asleep from the utter boredom, and when I enter the second inception-like level of dreaming, I'm in my old school, stuck in a classroom with Matt Morrison whilst this song is playing in the background, which i...
by Ben Wilson
Thu May 19, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 588
Views: 120327

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

So last night I seemed to be replaying the whole of the film Trainspotting in my mind, except it diverged a bit to a wedding between two of the characters, at which Andy Platt was the best man. In the absence of confetti, Andy started tearing up bits of sellotape and hurling them at the bride and gr...
by Ben Wilson
Tue May 10, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 588
Views: 120327

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night. I'm hosting a COLIN event in which people aren't actually playing Countdown, but some bizarre Rugby World Cup sweepstakes game. I'm deeply engrossed in watching the Richard priest vs James Robinson game, despite the fact that all they're doing is naming countries who are playing games of...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 588
Views: 120327

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

So tonight's dream. I'm back at my old school either showing someone round or being awarded with something, when I randomly do something that earns me a merit point, and I need to find some way to redeem it. I decide to sneak into the sixth form common room to do that, running into zarte and Alan yo...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 588
Views: 120327

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

One I had a couple of nights ago involved me hosting CoNot as part of a massive 3-day aptomarathon, the second day of which was a ridiculously huge assault course through a deserted office building and a hotel and involved booby traps, climbing ropes and all manner of stuff. I decide that rather tha...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 4238

Re: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016

If you haven't seen it on Facebook... This year CoNot has a side competition, a way for the artistic amongst you to show off your talents. CoNot needs a logo, and because I can't be arsed to design it myself I'm offering discounted entry into next year's CoNot for whoever designs the best one! Simpl...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 4238

Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016

Good evening everyone The Nottinghamness returns for a fifth time! The date is Saturday, 23rd July, the place- is different. Sadly, the Westdale Lane Community Centre- CoNot's home for the past four events- is no longer available, so we're now at the Brickyard community centre. This place. (Google w...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Consistency
Replies: 10
Views: 1687

Re: Consistency

The rolling rating system has long since faded into irrelevance- Pro Ranks are the only real measure of skill that people care about. Not sure that's any help, but still.
by Ben Wilson
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 141281

Re: Ask Graeme?

Related to my question above, going by numbers of maxes achieved, what's been the biggest 'upset' in the history of the show? By which I mean, what's the biggest difference between the average number of maxes per game where the player with the lower average won.
by Ben Wilson
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Will Scramble 4 Food
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: Will Scramble 4 Food

Johnny Canuck wrote:After a bit of research, it appears this may have been the tourney I was talking about with the vaguely Apter-ish scrambles. That was a while ago though.
Deliberately- that's always (or at least for the past few years) how I've done conundrums for COLIN/CoNot.
by Ben Wilson
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 588
Views: 120327

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Also, I recently had a dream where I and Callum Todd were in the jungle either hunting or trying to escape from a thirty-foot tall six-legged elephant that had the face of Jon Corby. I'm not sure if there's any symbolism to this, and even if there is, I don't want to know about it.
by Ben Wilson
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 588
Views: 120327

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Another f*cking weird one last night. It started with me taking my mate's kid (who is less than a year old so won't use names) to CoLin, which was still at the old venue for some reason. The kid then proceeds to win the entire thing, beating Dylan in the final getting a nine in every letters round,...
by Ben Wilson
Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 141281

Re: Ask Graeme?

Apologies if this has been asked before, but going purely on the average number of maxes achieved by each contestant, which heat games have the highest aggregate average maxes between the two players? I'm particularly interested in a player's average maxes over their entire 'career' (if applicable)...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN stats following COLIN XII
Replies: 1
Views: 786

COLIN stats following COLIN XII

Because I had some spare time and put every game ever played at COLIN into a spreadsheet... 1445 games have been played at COLIN (62 of which were played against patzers so we don't count them for most statistical purposes- only for individual score/win records.). 29 of these games were won by a sol...
by Ben Wilson
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII Recaps
Replies: 11
Views: 1519

Re: COLIN XII Recaps

Round 9: S E C E N S I G N Jon buzzes on 4 seconds to say INCESSING which is incorrect. Ryan buzzes on 29 seconds to say CENESSING which is incorrect. The answer was SENESCING. What happened here with Ryan's answer please? Did he pronounce CENESSING different to SENESCING? It looks like you'd prono...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome visitors! Please read this topic before registering.
Replies: 7
Views: 4246

Re: Welcome visitors! Please read this topic before registering.

Someone on the moderation team might correct me on this, but I believe one-word usernames get rejected automatically, because spambots like to register with usernames like ThunderSplat112358. So register your username as "John Smith" not "JohnSmith", for example. They're not automatically rejected ...
by Ben Wilson
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome visitors! Please read this topic before registering.
Replies: 7
Views: 4246

Welcome visitors! Please read this topic before registering.

Welcome to the internet's #1 discussion board for all things related to the Channel 4 game show Countdown! This board has been open since January 2008 and we're always eager to welcome new members into our ranks, whether it's to discuss the most recent episode or shows from years gone past, or to ar...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 141281

Re: Ask Graeme?

Apologies if this has been asked before, but going purely on the average number of maxes achieved by each contestant, which heat games have the highest aggregate average maxes between the two players? I'm particularly interested in a player's average maxes over their entire 'career' (if applicable),...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 588
Views: 120327

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

In last night's dream, I'm Darth Vader. Well, not so much 'Darth Vader' as 'sarcastic Darth Vader'. Same armour, same horrific injuries, but I solve my problems by making sarcastic remarks to people rather than telekinetically choking them. After disciplining a bunch of people, I head to the old ass...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII: the Hangover results
Replies: 1
Views: 808

COLIN XII: the Hangover results

...And that's the weekend done. 30 people showed up at South Hykeham for the third annual hangover event at times ranging from 10:30 to 11:45 (for an 11am start). And here's who won what... Two overachiever prizes were given out on the day (mugs, unsurprisingly) after the hangover's sticker game sor...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII results
Replies: 0
Views: 814

COLIN XII results

I've just come back from the traditional COLIN afterparty, which is in full swing at the Fox & Hounds (where else?), or would be if certain people didn't keep calling press conferences to announce their toilet breaks. Lots of prizes were given out on the day, including no fewer than fifteen mugs- bu...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 13775

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

I think the apterous lexicon is pretty much up to date now. Going through some fairly recent conundrum attacks, it appears that a lot of words that used to be valid as conundrums are not anymore, due to some new alternatives. I'd advise you to check them Ben, or at least the ones that look like the...
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 13775

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Graeme Cole wrote:
Ben Wilson wrote:Excellent- that brings my total (of gamea)
For a moment I thought this might now be a valid plural, but sadly not. We'll have to wait until the 29th century when the ODO introduces it with this post as the only usage example.
The more it gets quoted and requoted, the sooner it'll be added.
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 13775

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Ryan Taylor wrote:I'll bring a couple too as backup.
Excellent- that brings my total (of gamea) to 19 so unless my Paypal account gets dramatically excited over the next 3 days, we should be covered. :)
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 13775

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Jack Worsley wrote:I can definitely provide a second board game now if you're still struggling.
That would be very much appreciated, thanks- hopefully I will have enough on the day depending on very very very last minute entries!
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 13775

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

We could even do a fucking crawl If you're feeling particularly ambitious this takes in all four pubs mentioned so far plus the Lincoln Green, which served as COLIN afterparty host from 2007-2009. Not that I encourage such a thing at lunch time, but after the event, or better yet, the Friday before...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 13775

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

The harrows aspires to be a dive, especially on Saturday evenings. Avoid. The plough's decent but very small- the whole pub's about the same size as the darts/pool area of the F&H. The centurion is the centurion. Avoid. F&H is still the best option, especially as it's on the way back to the travelod...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 13775

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Stewart Gordon wrote:What are the lunch arrangements this time round?
The venue's directly opposite a chippy and very close to a co-op, so there'll be plenty of places to get lunch.
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 13775

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Don't think fake quotes count unless they're linked to a post like yours, though you never know, hence why I'm quoting myself when this is in fact brand new text. And the answer is 'fake quotes don't count', so thanks for your effort, but it was all for sod all. Ironically, I'll now get a notificat...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 13775

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Don't think fake quotes count unless they're linked to a post like yours, though you never know, hence why I'm quoting myself when this is in fact brand new text. And the answer is 'fake quotes don't count', so thanks for your effort, but it was all for sod all. Ironically, I'll now get a notificat...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 13775

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

I've just looked through that list, and I'm disappointed with a few absences. This isn't necessarily as exhaustive list, but these people are not on, and it's not on: Actually, before I do the list, you know if you quote someone, they get a notification. Well, does it have to be a genuine quote? Do...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 13775

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

There's just one week to go, and my house is steadily piling up with COLIN-related stuff, the last of which (the puzzle mags) I should take delivery of on Monday. :) Richard's brought entry figures for COLIN XII up to a healthy 42 (with the promise of more still to come) so now's as good a time as a...
by Ben Wilson
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 13775

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Nine days left! :D ...And nine entrants would tie me with the all-time co-event attendance record. Just saying. :) With tomorrow's CoC final and the Hangover, there'll be three thrilling, nail-biting finals in ten days- but here's a little factoid for you: no CoC winner has ever participated at COLI...