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by Matt Bayfield
Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XI- Countdown in Lincoln, 24-25 January 2015
Replies: 133
Views: 15338

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

I paid £66 when I booked for 2 nights. I booked on 7 September.

Graeme, you should collate stats from this thread and plot a graph of price vs date of booking. Together we can all beat the system...
by Matt Bayfield
Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XI- Countdown in Lincoln, 24-25 January 2015
Replies: 133
Views: 15338

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

The standard gets higher every year. I can see at least one player in the Top 50 of ProRanks who will be in the bottom group of seeds for Round 1.
by Matt Bayfield
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XI- Countdown in Lincoln, 24-25 January 2015
Replies: 133
Views: 15338

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

Ben, can you check that there are enough vowels in the board games for my annual 9-round vowel-fest against Jon Corby?
by Matt Bayfield
Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: A change to Co:Events for 2016?
Replies: 39
Views: 3235

Re: A change to Co:Events for 2016?

Gevin and Jon: to answer your queries above, I retired from Co:events after CoBliviLon 2013, and moved on to playing games which use other dictionaries. I didn't make an announcement, although I thought people may have worked that after 3 years of me barely missing an event, last year's Lincoln was ...
by Matt Bayfield
Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: A change to Co:Events for 2016?
Replies: 39
Views: 3235

Re: A change to Co:Events for 2016?

I like the idea - it's the sort of thing I'd've loved to have had a go at, before I retired from these sort of events. Potential obstacles, which might be good questions for people to consider of themselves: (a) Are the top 8 (or enough of the top 8) really going to be bothered to turn up to the end...
by Matt Bayfield
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: My Weekly Review Blog
Replies: 59
Views: 6917

Re: My Weekly Review Blog

[Dennis Pennis] Humorist or satirist, who cares? You're definitely some kind of "-rist job"... [/Dennis Pennis] Actually, the blog is perfectly well-written, though any humour it contains is very gentle, and not always especially original. But writing humour isn't easy. Stick with it. As long as you...
by Matt Bayfield
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Ten top tens following the tenth COLIN
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Re: Ten top tens following the tenth COLIN

Ben, this is excellent.

Excluding "Prune", how many different players have played at COLIN over the 10 years (including the Hangover, which I presume adds 1 to the total)?
by Matt Bayfield
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Music Conundrums
Replies: 7
Views: 1282

Re: Music Conundrums

Peter: I had a go at these on sporcle; thanks for sharing. Spoiler: For WATERFALL, I went for Atlantic Ocean before thinking of the Stone Roses, but I'm guessing you dismissed them as too obscure. Or maybe they were included in the Word version of the quiz.
by Matt Bayfield
Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN X Results
Replies: 16
Views: 2044

Re: COLIN X Results

Ben: thank you for another fantastic weekend of unofficial Countdown competition. With the entry list and standard of play ever-growing, you should be very proud of this wonderful event you've created and nurtured. As always, I enjoyed the chance to play some folks I've not encountered before (inclu...
by Matt Bayfield
Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November
Replies: 83
Views: 18520

Re: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November

Take Melanie's excellent, undefeated, performance out of the table... and those results are pretty stark reading for the non-apterite Edinburgh club members.
by Matt Bayfield
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 14th October 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 69)
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Re: Monday 14th October 2013 (Series 69, Prelim 69)

Cracking work Graeme. Thanks for that addendum.
by Matt Bayfield
Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 129834

Re: Ask Graeme?

Okay. Who are you, and what have you done with Matt?
Just because I have no interest in solving the arithmetic rounds in Countdown, doesn't mean I'm not interested in Maths and statistics... ;-)

Thanks for the thorough answer to the question!
by Matt Bayfield
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 129834

Re: Ask Graeme?

Graeme: I'm interested in how Numbers skills have evolved over the series of Countdown, specifically with regard to the Numbers round picks that contestants have selected. I seem to recall that in the early days, when Countdown was dominated by Scrabblers, it was very rare that anyone would pick any...
by Matt Bayfield
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN 2013 standings and results
Replies: 43
Views: 4582

Re: COLIN 2013 standings and results

I can find no reference, in any online or printed English language dictionary, to the pronunciation "noy-ter". Every dictionary I have consulted lists the IPA pronunciation as "njuːtə" i.e. "nyu-ter" (British pronunciation), or "noo-ter" (American pronunciation), regardless of whether the word is be...
by Matt Bayfield
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN 2013 recaps
Replies: 22
Views: 4780

Re: COLIN 2013 recaps

Ha, cheers Matt. I did think about re-running the video to check the times, but didn't consider it paramount to the recap.

Anyhow, having watched the clip back, I reckon I buzzed on 8 seconds, and after the restart, Andy's buzz would've been about 10 seconds. So I wasn't far out.
by Matt Bayfield
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN 2013 recaps
Replies: 22
Views: 4780

Re: COLIN 2013 recaps

Next, in my fourth game, Andy Platt hands me an asswhupping on a crucial conundrum. Countdown recap for Saturday 26 January 2013. Table 3, Game 6 C1: Challenger Matt Bayfield. C2: Challenger Andy Platt. DC: Conor Travers. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: T E R O T O W E I R02: L E V A G I Z Y W R0...
by Matt Bayfield
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN 2013 recaps
Replies: 22
Views: 4780

Re: COLIN 2013 recaps

I suspected at the time that you'd scored a max game here, though you were too modest to agree. Well played! Ta Jon - think it's the first max 9-rounder I've had at a Co event. A nice landmark, especially after being denied one on a conundrum by James Robinson at the first CO:LON a couple of years ...
by Matt Bayfield
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN 2013 recaps
Replies: 22
Views: 4780

Re: COLIN 2013 recaps

Countdown recap for Saturday 26 January 2013. Table 1, Game 3 C1: Challenger Matt Bayfield. C2: Challenger Jon Corby. DC: Tracey Mills. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: B I P I R I W A P R02: T A S I H O Z E Y R03: Q E P E T U T O I R04: 5, 1, 2, 75, 25, 50. Target: 454. R05: N E S A R E R E D R06...
by Matt Bayfield
Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN 2013 recaps
Replies: 22
Views: 4780

Re: COLIN 2013 recaps

Ben's posted the very last game of COLIN 2013... so here's the first. Tracey and I, as unseeded players, were drawn in the triplet with number 1 seed Jon Corby, so this was a rare chance for us to play on Table 1. Countdown recap for Saturday 26 January 2013. Table 1, Game 1. C1: Challenger Tracey M...
by Matt Bayfield
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN 2013 standings and results
Replies: 43
Views: 4582

Re: COLIN 2013 standings and results

It's a sorry-looking results table for the over 30s this year. Damn you young whippersnappers with your sponge-like brains, your asymmetric haircuts, your talents with a pool cue... ;-) Cracking event, as always, Ben. I'll be back next year, but with a new ambition - to finish as the highest-ranked ...
by Matt Bayfield
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2013- Saturday 26th January
Replies: 195
Views: 30566

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2013- Saturday 26th January

Anyone who does have a board game which exceeds the legal limit of shitty letters, is welcome to use it on whichever table I'm on, especially for when I'm picking my traditional 17 vowel selections against Jon Corby.

Sadly, I don't have a board game I can bring. Well, not a Countdown board game.
by Matt Bayfield
Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Aptochallenge 6: Polish Your Skills
Replies: 22
Views: 2104

Re: Aptochallenge 6: Polish Your Skills

Thanks Adam.

The Way of The Kid, is indeed for Goatdown Jnr, although skill points only began to be awarded for The Way of The Kid, around 2 months ago.
by Matt Bayfield
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:45 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Aptochallenge 6: Polish Your Skills
Replies: 22
Views: 2104

Re: Aptochallenge 6: Polish Your Skills

A mere 1168 days after bringing all my skills up to level 3, today I've become the first person to reach a minimum of level 4 for each of the 13 skills currently available (Dog, Tadpole, Millipede, Giraffe, Centipede, Coyote, Wolf, Tanngrisnir, Parrot, Bat, Goat, Mole and Kid). Why did I set such a ...
by Matt Bayfield
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Proposed New Scrabble Letter Values
Replies: 15
Views: 1604

Re: Proposed New Scrabble Letter Values

Mark Deeks wrote: What's a Z worth in Polish Scrabble? One? Matt Morrison wrote: I won't pretend to understand Polish, but either 9 or 5 points depending on the variation of Z (or depending on which one you meant). Just to clarify this: the normal letter Z is worth one point. The two accented Z cha...
by Matt Bayfield
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Christmas Crossword
Replies: 9
Views: 1598

Re: Christmas Crossword

Loz and I have gone through Charlie's crossword... thank you for sharing. We agree with Jayne, and think 33 across might be (3, 7) rather than (10).
by Matt Bayfield
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoEdi recaps
Replies: 19
Views: 5348

Re: CoEdi recaps

#1 seed Innis Carson surprised nobody by being top of the table with 404 points. In one game he achieved a score of 99 which included three nine-letter words. Not only is this a new co-event record for a 9 rounder, but in the 20,739 9-round games played on apterous to date, the highest is 97. Not s...
by Matt Bayfield
Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2013- Saturday 26th January
Replies: 195
Views: 30566

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2013- Saturday 26th January

On the subject of the Saturday evening entertainment at the Fox & Hounds, in 2011 we had karaoke (and Shane); and in 2012 we had an average live band (and no Shane). The karaoke was much more popular amongst COLIN attendees; and in 2012, I vaguely remember someone asking the landlord of the F&H if h...
by Matt Bayfield
Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: If Apterous were Real Life - the comic
Replies: 17
Views: 2899

Re: If Apterous were Real Life - the comic

Oh, the inevitability that this would happen the day after Andy posts his cartoon.
by Matt Bayfield
Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: If Apterous were Real Life - the comic
Replies: 17
Views: 2899

Re: If Apterous were Real Life - the comic

*LIKE*

Guilty as charged...
by Matt Bayfield
Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 499
Views: 104592

Re: Is Apterous down?

Mark Deeks wrote:BIOGAS is valid.
Ooh, result. Ta.
by Matt Bayfield
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 499
Views: 104592

Re: Is Apterous down?

I got 101, assuming that BIOGAS (which I declared R9) is invalid. If I'd've stuck with a safe 5, I'd've moved up to 106. My solution to the first numbers was ((100+75)/25 + 2 + 50)) x 4 . I couldn't get the second numbers spot on in 30 secs. Right, that's my Normal 15-rounder for the month of Octobe...
by Matt Bayfield
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Blockbusters on July 23rd
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Re: Blockbusters on July 23rd

Ha... LIKE for Graeme's .GIF!
by Matt Bayfield
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 193
Views: 20696

Re: Music

Jim, that's precisely why I've always thought it was an unlikely #1. There were plenty of dance records topping the charts around that time, but for one as spectacularly average as The Real Thing to climb to the top... well, it was huge surprise to me when the chart was counted down on Radio 1.
by Matt Bayfield
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 193
Views: 20696

Re: Music

I love the Gotye & Kimbra single.

And if we're totting up unlikely number one singles, I'm tossing in The Real Thing by Tony di Bart.
by Matt Bayfield
Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: May-June 2012 Tournament... you decide the format
Replies: 33
Views: 2812

Re: May-June 2012 Tournament... you decide the format

I'm not interested in any of the above (so haven't voted), but good luck Adam, hope it's a success.
by Matt Bayfield
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Errors in Quizshow questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1238

Re: Errors in Quizshow questions

When that muppet Andi Peters was given charge of producing Top Of The Pops in 2003, he re-vamped it as a live show including a phone-in question for viewers. The first re-vamped show was an absolute disaster on so many levels, but the most glaring balls-up was that none of the three proposed multi-c...
by Matt Bayfield
Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Masters 2012
Replies: 88
Views: 6281

Re: Apterous Masters 2012

I'd be delighted to accept the invitation, Ben - it'll be a novelty for me not to have to qualify. Nice to see Rob, Andy P and I sneaking in without having been on-screen!
by Matt Bayfield
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Ditloids
Replies: 26
Views: 2335

Re: Ditloids

Oh, for god's sake, that one about the Polyphonic Spree is bad for so many reasons: 1) Adding "Texan band" makes it practically impenetrable. 2) There aren't even exactly 20 members in the band anyway. The number in the band has varied over the years. Wikipedia lists 21 current members. 3) The Polyp...
by Matt Bayfield
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Code Puzzle
Replies: 21
Views: 2358

Re: Code Puzzle

I noted that the image is a 36 x 36 grid, and if I replaced the black squares with 1, and white with 0, I ended up with 36 lines of binary (seems more logical than setting black = 0, white =1, given the large areas of white space). I then tried breaking down each line into groups of n bits (ideally ...
by Matt Bayfield
Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2012- Saturday 28th January
Replies: 150
Views: 28647

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2012- Saturday 28th January

Yes please to lunch. Casserole and apple pie sound grand.

I can send a cheque if you really want, though seems a bit of a faff if you don't mind waiting for cash on the day.
by Matt Bayfield
Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2012- Saturday 28th January
Replies: 150
Views: 28647

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2012- Saturday 28th January

I'll happily be in for a cooked lunch if one is going to be available.
by Matt Bayfield
Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London 2011
Replies: 180
Views: 22445

Re: Countdown in London 2011

A delayed reply in this thread... but a belated big thank you to Michael, The Count, Charlie, the engraver of the winner's trophy for not raising an eyebrow, and anyone else who helped to organise CO:LON 2011. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and as always it was a pleasure to meet with a bunch of such ...
by Matt Bayfield
Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Lon 2011 Recaps
Replies: 13
Views: 1904

Re: Co:Lon 2011 Recaps

Tom was unlucky with the round order in this final, having to declare first in rounds 2 and 7. I had written down both REPENTER and CONFABS (not being quite sure of the validity of either), but Tom's declarations made it easy for me to go for the safe 7 and 6 respectively. Had the declaration order ...
by Matt Bayfield
Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Tournament formats
Replies: 36
Views: 4404

Re: Tournament formats

I don't like the idea of there being a top 2 or top 4 play-off after the Swiss stages, but since any such final would never involve me anyway, my argument here is somewhat theoretical. Before Gev gets in here, I'd like to point out that at no point in this thread, did I ever say the above. In hinds...
by Matt Bayfield
Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Periods [no longer safe for work]
Replies: 22
Views: 1537

Re: Periods

I waited approximately 12 years from taking up darts, before I threw my first 180. Admittedly, I didn't play at all for about 6 of those years, but even so, you'd've thought I'd've cut my losses and taken up a different sport.
by Matt Bayfield
Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Tournament formats
Replies: 36
Views: 4404

Re: Tournament formats

Martin: I was referring to Swiss style formats, which I believe have less potential for shock results. Because, yes, I did unexpectedly make the final of CoLei3 [of which I'm mighty proud], though the first three rounds of the day were drawn randomly, so I only had to win two knockout games against ...
by Matt Bayfield
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Tournament formats
Replies: 36
Views: 4404

Re: Tournament formats

I prefer the Edinburgh style, simply because I like to be able to pick my own letters and numbers. In the Bristol style, you're at the mercy of someone else's picking over 90% of the time, which denies you the tactical element of picking potentially high- or low-scoring selections depending on the s...
by Matt Bayfield
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Do you still watch Countdown?
Replies: 35
Views: 4095

Re: Do you still watch Countdown?

Now that could be interesting! Those who follow the UK Scrabble scene will certainly know of Jessica's achievements. I'm surprised she's keen on trying Countdown, with its different dictionary to CSW - but good luck to her. And indeed, good luck to any other Scrabblers who give Countdown a go.
by Matt Bayfield
Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 135433

Re: Bug reports

The "Others" column in this Spoilage Letters Round looks wrong to me, considering that it only used the first letter of the selection, when there is clearly a shorter word (as offered by me) which uses the first two letters. This is the first time I've seen this happen.
by Matt Bayfield
Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:29 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 3rd Ocotber 2011 (Series 65, Prelim 66)
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: Monday 3rd Ocotber 2011 (Series 65, Prelim 66)

Ha, clearly no-one posting in this thread plays much Aegilops on apterous. Yes, CUNJEVOI is a fairly regular max in that variant... so I've also seen the word many times. [brag] Hence I spotted that 9 instantly, probably as Damian did. Very much a case of if you know the word, it practically leaps o...
by Matt Bayfield
Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Duel conundrums
Replies: 17
Views: 1380

Re: Duel conundrums

Just seen the latest news on the apterous homepage. Thanks for listening, Charlie.
by Matt Bayfield
Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: 10 ways to improve Countdown Viewing Figures
Replies: 61
Views: 5433

Re: 10 ways to improve Countdown Viewing Figures

Thanks for the responses, Ciaran and Gev, although I'm not going to be drawn into a lengthy debate on whether Numbers or Letters rounds are more interesting. My feelings on that are well-known, and one of the reasons I don't watch dCedL any more is the increased emphasis on arithmetic compared to Co...
by Matt Bayfield
Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: 10 ways to improve Countdown Viewing Figures
Replies: 61
Views: 5433

Re: 10 ways to improve Countdown Viewing Figures

I can guarantee the loss of at least 1 viewer, if the proportion of Numbers Rounds in a game were to be increased beyond the current 20%. I already FFWD through the numbers games as it is. Of course, losing me as a viewer may be offset, by people who like the Numbers games and don't already watch Co...
by Matt Bayfield
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 137408

Re: Feature requests

I was thinking plain total, i.e. for a player who'd spotted RELATIONS, RELATIONS and RAINSWEPT, that would count as a total of 3, not 2.
by Matt Bayfield
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 137408

Re: Feature requests

Request for an addition to the already jam-packed Statland: I'd be curious to see a leaderboard of the top 30 players who've declared the most valid 9s in Normal variant, ODE play, listing how many 9s they've declared. I have a feeling Innis will be top, but behind him, I'm not sure. Possible extens...
by Matt Bayfield
Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 137408

Re: Feature requests

There seems to be an oddity when I play bots in a Conundrum Attack, in as much as I never get high difficulty conundrums. In fact, often most of the conundrums generated are exactly the same difficulty, never higher than 6/10. For instance, these games are typical: Against Waldorf, conundrums are mo...
by Matt Bayfield
Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CountMax errors
Replies: 727
Views: 40398

Re: CountMax errors

DUN is listed as an adjective in ODE3, but DUNNER and DUNNEST are missing from the apterous ODE lexicon, which looks like an error.
by Matt Bayfield
Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London 2011
Replies: 180
Views: 22445

Re: Countdown in London 29/10/11 - Standby Registration Only

Very nice, Lesley and Phil.

I have to admit, in all my years of gig-going at the Astoria and Heaven, I've never stayed on for that particular clubnight. It's always seemed to be an exceptionally young crowd queueing outside, maybe that's what has put me off.
by Matt Bayfield
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 135433

Re: Bug reports

Actually, in Goatdown duels, I think the goatletter is picked Rex style (i.e. picked to give the longest possible max word, but if several goatletters give the same max length, a goatletter which gives as few as possible alternatives, preferably a darren, will be picked). Prune's picking is differen...
by Matt Bayfield
Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 137408

Re: Feature requests

It's a tricky one. The problem with auto-declaring is that it makes fudging an opt-out rather than an opt-in, which I suspect is currently enough to dissuade most people from trying it. It has been suggested before that the interface give you some kind of heads-up if you haven't declared anything w...