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by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Experiences
Replies: 19
Views: 4083

Re: Countdown Experiences

Fascinating!
I just spent some time reading through the "experiences" page.
Kirk's was great.

It's been 8 years since an update...
Perhaps if the appetite is there, it might make sense to just start a thread here (or use this one), for people to share stories?
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 46
Views: 11011

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

Noel!

You have a recording date for S77 already?
That is the one I've been planning on auditioning for...
Based on that, I guess it's time to fill an application form.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome visitors! Please read this topic before registering.
Replies: 7
Views: 4904

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

It's because bots. Oh Jennifer. :roll: It's not purely 'because bots'. I have first hand experience of it being precisely what I said it was in my post above. i.e. A preference for real names (a la facebook). When it was known for definite that I was a real person, the admins *still* would not appr...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome visitors! Please read this topic before registering.
Replies: 7
Views: 4904

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

Ben Wilson wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:20 pm
please ensure that you use your real name
Mark Zuckerberg has a lot to answer for.
(I miss pre-facebook internet and its norms...)

But having said that, it brings joy to my heart that the most active user here is called Gavin Chipper! :D
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Wat?! - Countdown in Waterford [June 17th 2017]
Replies: 1
Views: 3500

Co:Wat?! - Countdown in Waterford [June 17th 2017]

QUICK LINK https://www.facebook.com/events/1253386581385235/ That is the event page. -------------------------------------- WHAT IS IT? Based on Channel 4's flagship daytime TV quiz show, this will be a chance to partake in a real life Countdown tournament, in a beautiful setting. We'll have consona...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 513
Views: 122506

Re: Is Apterous down?

Duel not working today...
...I wonder will it get reset, or will 29-01 be omitted from the months duels.
If the day ends up being omitted, do people who played every other duel this month get necklaces?
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Playing along with TV: Trial Octorun
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

Re: Playing along with TV: Trial Octorun

I've gotten addicted to this Trial Octorun malarky. This is my fifth attempt thus far:- Game #1 (6497):- Suzy..... 63-94 ........Me. Game #2 (6498):- Me....... 122-78 .......Heerpal. Game #3 (6499):- Me....... 99-56 .....Ian. Game #4 (6500):- Me....... 107-63 .........Louise. Game #5 (6501):- Me.......
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CATSDOWN appearances by Countdowners / Apterites
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

CATSDOWN appearances by Countdowners / Apterites

So,

Antoinette Ryan
Mark Murray

Who else has guested on CATSDOWN?
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "APTEROUS" on Countdown
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

"APTEROUS" on Countdown

Is it just me, or is there a palpably weird and knowing atmosphere in the studio every time APTEROUS comes up as a DC max on Countdown? It's kind of like in Harry Potter when someone dares to say "Voldemort" rather than "he who must not be named". Susie has a slightly excited expression, of someone ...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)
Replies: 11
Views: 1487

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)

Did Susie disallow TRUANCIES in Rd 11?
What the hell was that about...?
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 62
Views: 18578

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

Oh, and who's Toby Pereira? Whoever he is, he probably ought to go on. You got me there, Heather. Just a name I made up on the spot to see if people were paying attention, (much like 'L'oisleatch McGraw', come to think of it). But yeah, if he does exist out there somewhere, and assuming he hasn't b...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 62
Views: 18578

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

I think aiming for it would be more likely to hinder than help. Not to mention be a bit twatty. We had Judge Judy, and now we've got Judgemental Jen! :lol: Come on! Not all openly ambitious / competitive people are twatty... I'd actually admire the straightforward honest ambition of a Dylan Taylor ...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 62
Views: 18578

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

for those of us for whom the prospect of possibly becoming series champion isn't even motivation enough to apply for televised Countdown, I doubt the lure of scoring 1000 is likely to be an incentive. I hear ya. However, when you consider that there have already been 74 series champions, it's not a...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 62
Views: 18578

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

Gavin Chipper wrote:In terms of predicting who might do it, that's very hard.
So Brocky then... obv. :D

Would you be with me in predicting a kilochamp B4 S80?
It seems like it's imminent...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 62
Views: 18578

So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

So, Countdown has had the 800 club, then Julian Fell smashed through 900, and was the solitary member in the 900 club for quite some time. Recently the 900 club has expanded, and seems easier to enter than it once was. Surely it’s only a matter of time before someone founds the 1,000 club? It’s like...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Playing along with TV: Trial Octorun
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

Re: Playing along with TV: Trial Octorun

The reason I posed the question is that I've just done this for the first (but certainly not the last) time. Without any advance knowledge of how tough it would be, or whether any prodigious Apterites were due to appear, I randomly chose the most recent 8 episodes (i.e.from 6467-6474) to play. I dec...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Playing along with TV: Trial Octorun
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

Playing along with TV: Trial Octorun

Do you ever properly play along with TV and try become a (virtual) Octochamp?
If so, how many times have you done this, and how many times did you win 8 in a row?
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it
Replies: 246
Views: 69547

Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Hi, Nick. I don't post on the forums much, but I can say I definitely did not cheat in the games played against you. Charlie's right, I did used to cheat, but I haven't for a while now. Well that's news to me! Young Nguyen took my Aptovirginity in October 2010... i.e. right in the middle of his che...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?
Replies: 61
Views: 5604

Re: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?

Martin Bishop wrote:I wouldn't recommend discussing politics with Carol, though...
Why on earth not?
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 498
Views: 113430

Re: Best ever contestants

Nah, I couldn't agree with a top ten that contains just 2 or 3 players from Countdown's golden era. (i.e. from approx S58-S73) ;) For me I would use a very simple mathematical formula as a baseline for calculating 'greatness' in the game. i.e. Percentage maximums during their original run. That's it...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 498
Views: 113430

Re: Best ever contestants

So the best 5 ever in the show's 31 year history don't include anybody that Richard Whiteley would ever have heard of? Absurd! Is it though? It's like the way the Williams sisters raised the bar in women's tennis... Apterous has changed the landscape of Countdown forever, and though there may have ...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?
Replies: 61
Views: 5604

Re: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?

I found Carol quite annoying, so I prefer Rachel, even though I also find her a bit annoying. Rachel's obviously very intelligent having done maths at Oxford and she's very good at the numbers, but listening to all her conversations with Nick (and previous host(s)), she comes across as really dull....
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?
Replies: 61
Views: 5604

Re: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?

I know this is pretty much a dead topic, but I think it's worth pointing out that when Countdown had four million viewers, most of them probably tuned in to see Richard and Carol, with only a passing interest in the game show going on in the background. Woah, go easy on the member berries! ;) I dou...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?
Replies: 61
Views: 5604

Re: Who is better: Carol Vorderman or Rachel Riley?

I love them both.
If pushed to choose, my vote goes to Rachel.

I'm still waiting for the Carol vs. Rachel Christmas special. ;)
...or failing that, at the very least, the Rachel vs. Susie edition.
[Spoiler alert:- Rachel wins both.]
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 46
Views: 11011

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

Tut tut, you forgot Apterous dictionary corner :) I didn't forget that. It was deliberately excluded... as Zef should have been. What I wanted to put here is a list of Apterites who have yet to go on TV. So really, anyone on that list who has never been on Apterous should be deleted from it. There ...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 46
Views: 11011

Re: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

6. Gevin! Why haven't you been on yet?! Maybe I'll get a bit better and then apply to go on. No... that's not acceptable! :mrgreen: How long have you been obsessed with Countdown?! Was it something insane like 2002 that you set up a countdown Yahoo group? That's 14 years ago now. :shock: Richard an...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown
Replies: 46
Views: 11011

Apterites who have yet to appear on Countdown

Ok, so there is this page http://wiki.apterous.org/Category:People_who_have_not_appeared_on_Countdown on the wiki.... Dan Abrey Nick Baker Amie Bateen??? Matt Bayfield*** Hugh Binnie Alex Bottomore Matthew Brockwell*** Prue Buckingham Wilf Carey Tom Chafer-Cook*** Mary Jo Clayton Phil Collinge Chris...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Organised Religion
Replies: 42
Views: 2579

Re: Organised Religion

Of the codes of conduct that are out there, Christianity is a pretty good one imo. It is certainly preferable to smug liberalism, and/or market economy values... which are the current driving forces behind Western society. According to my beliefs, it is quite unlikely that we will just 'rot in the g...
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who posts here?
Replies: 31
Views: 1623

Re: Who posts here?

We have learned something today.
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1908
Views: 161382

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Gavin Chipper wrote: Welcome. (This seems to be my job now.)
lol. How very professional of you!
Thanks Gavin :mrgreen:
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1908
Views: 161382

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hi! It's weird being able to post here. I first inadvertently came across the forum (whilst searching -desperately- to find 'Apterous'... it is not easy to find!) back in 2010, but between one thing and another have not become a full member till today. On TV, a contestant named Jack Hurst indirectly...