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Post by Phil Reynolds » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:38 pm

Michael Wallace wrote:(also - *ten*?)
What's your beef?

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Post by Michael Wallace » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:00 pm

Phil Reynolds wrote:
Michael Wallace wrote:(also - *ten*?)
What's your beef?
Is beef a type of cock? I'm really confused now.

I was going to ask you to name 10 different types of cock, and then realised I was probably letting myself into an ornithology lesson.

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:03 pm

Michael Wallace wrote:I was going to ask you to name 10 different types of cock
There were 37 types the last time I counted, but only ten of them were relevant to my post.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:08 pm

Samir Pilica - safe?

I fail to see how someone with a 900 rating who thinks VETO is spelt with two Ts can then go and find words like SARCOID and INTRADOS

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Post by Ian Dent » Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:24 pm

Maybe his chat never works but he doesn't seem very friendly.

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Post by Charlie Reams » Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:49 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:Samir Pilica - safe?

I fail to see how someone with a 900 rating who thinks VETO is spelt with two Ts can then go and find words like SARCOID and INTRADOS
Looks legit to me. He's played a lot of games so chances are he'd pick up common obscurities like SARCOID and INTRADOS, and VETTO was probably just a guess because you had a 5, or maybe just a typo.

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Post by Ben Hunter » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:27 pm

INTRADOS is a cheeky RATIONS stem, it's one of those cool words you just remember straight away, like AMNIOTES.

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Post by D Eadie » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:07 pm

Ben Hunter wrote:INTRADOS is a cheeky RATIONS stem, it's one of those cool words you just remember straight away, like AMNIOTES.
Or coprophilia.

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:30 pm

D Eadie wrote:
Or coprophilia.
Should I be concerned that you seem to be mentioning coprophilia more and more these days?

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Post by D Eadie » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:41 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
D Eadie wrote:
Or coprophilia.
Should I be concerned that you seem to be mentioning coprophilia more and more these days?

Not at all. You are what you eat.

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Post by Jon O'Neill » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:53 pm

But I'm nothing like Charlie's mum :(

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:30 pm

I was whooping Martin May 52-0 and he quit the game. He then asked people to challenge him so I asked to continue our game and he declined it. He's such an idiot - people should refuse to play him.

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Post by Martin_May » Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:55 pm

I have explained to Kirk what has happened, and he chose not to believe me. For anyone unsure as to what happened, apparently "I" challenged Kirk to a game, and then quit when I was 52-0 behind.

My argument to this was that I, Martin May, was not actually playing. I gave control to my pestering 7 year old cousin, and set her up with some practice games against Supee Juachan and Ryan Adams. I came back to the computer to see how she was getting on, to find out that she had engaged in an argument with pretty much everyone, calling Kirk "a wimp". I immediately told her in no uncertain terms to fuck off (obviously I didn't actually say that). I then tried to explain to everyone what had happened, but to no immediate avail.

Kirk then called me a liar, which I took great offense to. Why would I need to play 5 round practice games with people rated lower than me? And if I was to play Kirk, which would not be a wise choice considering the great skill difference between us, I would NOT quit. If you do not believe me, check my games. I have lost on several occasions, some of which were very heavy defeats. I have never quit any game.

I hope this goes some way to clearing this up. I don't blame your reaction Kirk, I just didn't appreciate being called a liar.

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:51 pm

Martin_May wrote:I have explained to Kirk what has happened, and he chose not to believe me. For anyone unsure as to what happened, apparently "I" challenged Kirk to a game, and then quit when I was 52-0 behind.

My argument to this was that I, Martin May, was not actually playing. I gave control to my pestering 7 year old cousin, and set her up with some practice games against Supee Juachan and Ryan Adams. I came back to the computer to see how she was getting on, to find out that she had engaged in an argument with pretty much everyone, calling Kirk "a wimp". I immediately told her in no uncertain terms to fuck off (obviously I didn't actually say that). I then tried to explain to everyone what had happened, but to no immediate avail.

Kirk then called me a liar, which I took great offense to. Why would I need to play 5 round practice games with people rated lower than me? And if I was to play Kirk, which would not be a wise choice considering the great skill difference between us, I would NOT quit. If you do not believe me, check my games. I have lost on several occasions, some of which were very heavy defeats. I have never quit any game.

I hope this goes some way to clearing this up. I don't blame your reaction Kirk, I just didn't appreciate being called a liar.

Martin
Thankyou for this, Martin. I apologise.

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Post by Daniel Dodgson » Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:35 am

In hindsight, I should have intervened with this but I was busy playing a match. After a while it became clear that Martin was telling the truth, but Kirk wanted to not believe. And that guy Jimmy Gough was in the background saying stuff like "Kirk's a star, who are you?". Quite a horrible sight to see really.

There does seem to be a bit of hostility from some of the "Countdown clique" to newer members. It really needs to stop.

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Post by Charlie Reams » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:14 am

Daniel Dodgson wrote:There does seem to be a bit of hostility from some of the "Countdown clique" to newer members. It really needs to stop.
Except that would require a fundamental change to human nature. Obviously everyone trusts people they've known for a long time more than some guy they just encountered on a website. Yes, Kirk got it wrong this time, and he apologised. What more do you want?

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Post by Martin_May » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:23 am

Hi. I've seen these replies to my comments and am relieved to say the least. I accept your apology Kirk. In hindsight I cannot blame your immediate reaction, as cheating, not to mention unsavoury comments seemingly on my behalf, are things you never want to see.

I'll be keeping my cousin well away from Apterous in future :oops:

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Post by Phil Collinge » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:29 pm

Martin_May wrote: ....I, Martin May, was not actually playing. I gave control to my pestering 7 year old cousin, and set her up with some practice games against Supee Juachan and Ryan Adams. I came back to the computer to see how she was getting on, to find out that she had engaged in an argument with pretty much everyone, calling Kirk "a wimp". I immediately told her in no uncertain terms to fuck off (obviously I didn't actually say that). I then tried to explain to everyone what had happened, but to no immediate avail.

Kirk then called me a liar, which I took great offense to. Why would I need to play 5 round practice games with people rated lower than me?......
Martin
I didn't see all of this situation develop but 'Martin' kept repeating in chat 'Challenge me..... Challenge me.....please..... somebody challenge me..... or are you a wimp?' (Challenge wasn't spelled correctly)

At first I took this to be light-hearted banter but was later alerted to the fact that 'Martin' was playing my partner Supee in a 5 round game and had declared 2 consecutive 3 letter words, which seemed more than a little odd.

I think the game with Kirk and subsequent argument was not long after this, and the 'wimp' comment was possibly taken out of context.

I can see the matter now appears to be resolved, but the evidence certainly does support Martin's version of events. Whether totally pissed or just pissing about, I doubt whether a player of Martin's calibre would have sufficient motive to pretend to be a 7 year old.

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:01 pm

Martin_May wrote:Hi. I've seen these replies to my comments and am relieved to say the least. I accept your apology Kirk. In hindsight I cannot blame your immediate reaction, as cheating, not to mention unsavoury comments seemingly on my behalf, are things you never want to see.

I'll be keeping my cousin well away from Apterous in future :oops:

Martin
OK thanks Martin. Sorry I doubted you but events seemed extremely odd but now you've explained everything here I'm willing to believe you and move on. Accept my apologies once again but make sure you ground your cousin for a week or two. :lol:

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Post by Martin_May » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:15 pm

I know, it put me in an unenviable position; having to plead my innocence after it seemed like I was slagging off some of the apterous universe.

Grounding? Seems a bit lenient doesn't it? I was thinking more along the lines of keelhauling.......

:lol:

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:38 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:Except that would require a fundamental change to human nature
Now you've isolated the problem can you program it in?

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Post by Jimmy Gough » Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:24 pm

Daniel Dodgson wrote:In hindsight, I should have intervened with this but I was busy playing a match. After a while it became clear that Martin was telling the truth, but Kirk wanted to not believe. And that guy Jimmy Gough was in the background saying stuff like "Kirk's a star, who are you?". Quite a horrible sight to see really.

There does seem to be a bit of hostility from some of the "Countdown clique" to newer members. It really needs to stop.
Ha, what am I in the clique now?

I was trying to tell Kirk to stop arguing with some random person off the internet and that it wasn't worth it. I'm really taking a dislike to you. You seem to determined to make me sound like (even more of ) a complete cock at any opportunity you can. You seem to have it in for me :(

I think I'm friendly enough to newbies. Please leave me alone.

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Post by JackHurst » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:14 pm

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Daniel Dodgson wrote:In hindsight, I should have intervened with this but I was busy playing a match. After a while it became clear that Martin was telling the truth, but Kirk wanted to not believe. And that guy Jimmy Gough was in the background saying stuff like "Kirk's a star, who are you?". Quite a horrible sight to see really.

There does seem to be a bit of hostility from some of the "Countdown clique" to newer members. It really needs to stop.
Ha, what am I in the clique now?

I was trying to tell Kirk to stop arguing with some random person off the internet and that it wasn't worth it. I'm really taking a dislike to you. You seem to determined to make me sound like (even more of ) a complete cock at any opportunity you can. You seem to have it in for me :(

I think I'm friendly enough to newbies. Please leave me alone.
I'd leave Jimmy alone, have you seen his avatar? Those abs are so toned.

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

Post by Martin_May » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:49 am

JackHurst wrote:
Jimmy Gough wrote:
Daniel Dodgson wrote:In hindsight, I should have intervened with this but I was busy playing a match. After a while it became clear that Martin was telling the truth, but Kirk wanted to not believe. And that guy Jimmy Gough was in the background saying stuff like "Kirk's a star, who are you?". Quite a horrible sight to see really.

There does seem to be a bit of hostility from some of the "Countdown clique" to newer members. It really needs to stop.
Ha, what am I in the clique now?

I was trying to tell Kirk to stop arguing with some random person off the internet and that it wasn't worth it. I'm really taking a dislike to you. You seem to determined to make me sound like (even more of ) a complete cock at any opportunity you can. You seem to have it in for me :(

I think I'm friendly enough to newbies. Please leave me alone.
But the thing is, Jimmy, I'd like to think that I am not some "random person" off the Internet. I have been on Countdown, and I like to think that I made the most of it.

It is mildly irritating when someone who has nothing to do with what has happened, feels they need to have their 2 cents worth.

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Post by Kai Laddiman » Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:39 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:Samir Pilica - safe?

I fail to see how someone with a 900 rating who thinks VETO is spelt with two Ts can then go and find words like SARCOID and INTRADOS
Looks legit to me. He's played a lot of games so chances are he'd pick up common obscurities like SARCOID and INTRADOS, and VETTO was probably just a guess because you had a 5, or maybe just a typo.
Hmmm.
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Post by Eoin Monaghan » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:38 pm

Kai Laddiman wrote:
Charlie Reams wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:Samir Pilica - safe?

I fail to see how someone with a 900 rating who thinks VETO is spelt with two Ts can then go and find words like SARCOID and INTRADOS
Looks legit to me. He's played a lot of games so chances are he'd pick up common obscurities like SARCOID and INTRADOS, and VETTO was probably just a guess because you had a 5, or maybe just a typo.
Hmmm.
you'd think he'd pick the obvious 'pronates' but no...

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Post by Adam Dexter » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:52 pm

Kai Laddiman wrote: Hmmm.
Yes but why get only GRID? RIGID was an easy spot... if using a solver... surely that would be easy! I'm confusing myself so I might be quiet now :S
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Post by Eoin Monaghan » Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:47 pm

Adam Dexter wrote:
Kai Laddiman wrote: Hmmm.
Yes but why get only GRID? RIGID was an easy spot... if using a solver... surely that would be easy! I'm confusing myself so I might be quiet now :S
... and he doesn't get the numbers or conundrum (the first numbers was easy). The queries continue...

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:07 pm

Eoin Monaghan wrote:
Yes but why get only GRID? RIGID was an easy spot... if using a solver... surely that would be easy! I'm confusing myself so I might be quiet now :S
Samir clearly cheated in that game but it looks like he's not doing so any more so let's move on.

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Post by Kieran Child » Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:08 pm

To be honest, I don't think there's that much point into putting masses of effort into catching and stopping cheaters. Firstly, they'll be a minority. Secondly, they cannot be getting any fun out of it (I wouldn't have thought) so they'll be gone soon enough. Thirdly, if they really do enjoy doing it, then why not let the baby have its bottle? They're not harming anyone, just wasting their own time, and not getting any money out of it...

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Post by Michael Wallace » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:00 pm

Kieran Child wrote:To be honest, I don't think there's that much point into putting masses of effort into catching and stopping cheaters.
Sounds like something A CHEATER would say, to me...

I'm kidding

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Post by Charlie Reams » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:31 pm

Kieran Child wrote:To be honest, I don't think there's that much point into putting masses of effort into catching and stopping cheaters. Firstly, they'll be a minority. Secondly, they cannot be getting any fun out of it (I wouldn't have thought) so they'll be gone soon enough. Thirdly, if they really do enjoy doing it, then why not let the baby have its bottle? They're not harming anyone, just wasting their own time, and not getting any money out of it...
You make some good points. And I don't put a lot of effort into it. However you will always get some players who buck the trend and will hang around for ages while cheating. Frank Rodolf was a great example (he'd probably still be doing it if I hadn't stopped him) and there are some players on ISC (the Scrabble site) who have cheated for literally years. Also, some people will sort their act out and start playing properly once you confront them, which is good for them and good for everyone else. So when people are cheating in a totally obvious way, I'll do something about it. If someone went to really great lengths they could probably fly under the Cheatomatic's radar (it generates more false negatives than positives for sure) and good luck to them, because it'll be the most boring few hours of their life.

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Post by Eoin Monaghan » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:55 am

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Eoin Monaghan wrote:
Yes but why get only GRID? RIGID was an easy spot... if using a solver... surely that would be easy! I'm confusing myself so I might be quiet now :S
Samir clearly cheated in that game but it looks like he's not doing so any more so let's move on.
It wasn't me that quoted that btw.

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Post by Charlie Reams » Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:42 pm

samir pilica wrote:Hello Charlie. I would like to assure you that I have never cheated and never will as there is absolutely no reason for me to do so. As you know I have played almost 900 games and have browsed hundreds of the games of the top players in order to pick up some unusual words, write them down and eventually try to memorise them.So far I`ve got some 600 words. I am not interested in the ratings and I could not care less whether I win or lose. Since I haven`t got the ODE, this is the only place where I can come across the words such as mpingo,isabgul,piapiac,thiourea etc and that is the only reason why I keep coming back.
I don't know why this is addressed to me, I never said you were cheating. Chill and enjoy the next 900.

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Post by Eoin Monaghan » Mon May 04, 2009 7:27 pm

Aswell as a clearly fake name, Joe Blogs, from this:
http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=54978
To this:
http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=55579

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Post by Ian Volante » Wed May 06, 2009 8:44 pm

Eoin Monaghan wrote:Aswell as a clearly fake name, Joe Blogs, from this:
http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=54978
To this:
http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=55579
One to add to the list:

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=56520

Opinions?
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Post by Ben Hunter » Wed May 06, 2009 11:48 pm

Ian Volante wrote:
Eoin Monaghan wrote:Aswell as a clearly fake name, Joe Blogs, from this:
http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=54978
To this:
http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=55579
One to add to the list:

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=56520

Opinions?
Probably an established player having a laugh. I can't think how it would be possible to cheat on unlimited mode. This game made me lol: http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=55593

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Post by Eoin Monaghan » Thu May 07, 2009 3:44 pm

Don't ask me why, but I know Joe Blogs isn't a cheat. (and no, it's not me!)

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Post by Matt Morrison » Thu May 07, 2009 4:00 pm

Eoin Monaghan wrote:Don't ask me why, but I know Joe Blogs isn't a cheat. (and no, it's not me!)
Why?

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Post by Michael Wallace » Thu May 07, 2009 4:01 pm

Eoin Monaghan wrote:Don't ask me why, but I know Joe Blogs isn't a cheat. (and no, it's not me!)
Is it you?

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Post by James Doohan » Thu May 07, 2009 9:30 pm

Joe Blogs is definitely a cheat

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Post by Callum Laddiman » Fri May 08, 2009 3:50 pm

Eoin's right, sort of. I am so sorry to say it was me and my friends. Basically my friends made an account to practise on and for some reason chose the name Joe Blogs from a teacher that came in to our school. Im very sorry that i have got you Kabuffled into this mess. If you see him playing good then you know it is me but if he's playing bad then you know it is my friend.

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Post by Ben Hunter » Sat May 09, 2009 2:50 pm

Callum Laddiman wrote:Eoin's right, sort of. I am so sorry to say it was me and my friends. Basically my friends made an account to practise on and for some reason chose the name Joe Blogs from a teacher that came in to our school. Im very sorry that i have got you Kabuffled into this mess. If you see him playing good then you know it is me but if he's playing bad then you know it is my friend.

Im so sorry,

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

Post by James Doohan » Sat May 09, 2009 5:58 pm

Ah, that explains why Joe Blogs thrashed me but lost to everyone else, :oops:
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Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Post by Phil Collinge » Sat May 09, 2009 6:57 pm

It still doesn't explain why Callum played games under the Joe Blogs (sic) moniker, especially when he knew full well what was going on.

The name itself was a giveaway that something was fake, and anyone playing Joe Blogs (sic) should have realised this, but it's still more than a little underhand.

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

Post by Matt Morrison » Sat May 09, 2009 7:12 pm

You're right Phil. It's pretty wrong. And no, James, you shouldn't be apologising.
It seems obvious to me why you shouldn't play under multiple IDs (even if you aren't playing yourself), and I'd hoped it would have been obvious to everyone else too. Dirty.

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

Post by Ben Hunter » Sat May 09, 2009 7:25 pm

To be fair he's only 8, I can imagine him in the classroom now with his mates, having a good old laugh. The only bad thing really is if Joe Blogs has a shit rating and then he cains you, causing you to fall down the rankings (if you care about that sort of thing). My advice is, don't play unlimited against ANYONE, it could be Callum in disguise :twisted:.

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

Post by Kai Laddiman » Sat May 09, 2009 7:31 pm

Ben Hunter wrote:To be fair he's only 8
10 :|
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Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Post by Ben Hunter » Sat May 09, 2009 7:33 pm

Kai Laddiman wrote:
Ben Hunter wrote:To be fair he's only 8
10 :|
If that's the case I take everything back. Send him to jail!

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

Post by Matt Morrison » Sat May 09, 2009 7:37 pm

I'm not really coming down on Eoin, don't know the guy, got no problem.
But regardless of age, if you're going to regularly beat fairly intelligent adults with your vocabulary, you ought to also be mature enough to keep up with them in the common sense department.

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

Post by Eoin Monaghan » Sat May 09, 2009 7:42 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:I'm not really coming down on Eoin, don't know the guy, got no problem.
But regardless of age, if you're going to regularly beat fairly intelligent adults with your vocabulary, you ought to also be mature enough to keep up with them in the common sense department.
It's not me, it's Callum!

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

Post by Matt Morrison » Sat May 09, 2009 7:44 pm

Eoin Monaghan wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:I'm not really coming down on Eoin, don't know the guy, got no problem.
But regardless of age, if you're going to regularly beat fairly intelligent adults with your vocabulary, you ought to also be mature enough to keep up with them in the common sense department.
It's not me, it's Callum!
Haha, fuck, sorry Eoin! I didn't think it was you - that was just a genuine mistake.
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Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Post by Eoin Monaghan » Sat May 09, 2009 8:11 pm

Hey! I'm pretty tall for my age!

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

Post by Kai Laddiman » Sat May 09, 2009 8:26 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Eoin Monaghan wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:I'm not really coming down on Eoin, don't know the guy, got no problem.
But regardless of age, if you're going to regularly beat fairly intelligent adults with your vocabulary, you ought to also be mature enough to keep up with them in the common sense department.
It's not me, it's Callum!
Haha, fuck, sorry Eoin! I didn't think it was you - that was just a genuine mistake.
All you little brainboxes confuse me :)
Haha, you swore in a conversation involving 3 under 13s.
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Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Post by Eoin Monaghan » Sat May 09, 2009 8:33 pm

Just about 3, I'm 13 in 2 months.

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

Post by Callum Laddiman » Mon May 11, 2009 3:31 pm

Ben Hunter wrote:
Callum Laddiman wrote:Eoin's right, sort of. I am so sorry to say it was me and my friends. Basically my friends made an account to practise on and for some reason chose the name Joe Blogs from a teacher that came in to our school. Im very sorry that i have got you Kabuffled into this mess. If you see him playing good then you know it is me but if he's playing bad then you know it is my friend.

Im so sorry,

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

Post by Kai Laddiman » Mon May 11, 2009 3:46 pm

I wrote:
Ben Hunter wrote:To be fair he's only 8
10 :|
Haha, he's 11, shows what my memory's like.
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Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Post by Phil Collinge » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:40 am

I've thought for a while that there should be some kind of register of those confirmed as cheats. That way you'd know who to avoid and if I'd played someone who later transpired to be a cheat it would be nice to know.

In the last few days I've seen rumours about several players (I won't name them as mud sticks) and I'd suggest some of them correct and others are unfounded.

I take from the main page (mosquitos) that there are some that we aren't all aware of. Would it be fair to request that they be made public?

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

Post by Maxine Silkstone » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:02 am

I don't think that's very fair really. I don't know how foolproof Charlie's cheatomatic is, but surely nothing is infallible and it would be rather Draconian to brand someone a cheat without irrefutable proof. Innocent until PROVEN guilty. Some people play in a manner that could lead one to think they are cheating, one minute four letter words, then an 8 or 9. That's just down to dodgy attention span.
As has been discussed further up this thread, cheats bore easily, especially if they are ignored. Bit like bullies.
Best to just make your own little list of people The good, the bad and the ugly, and avoid those you find suspicious, if everybody does so, sooner or later those people will have no-one left to answer their challenges and go away. Or cheat against bots which is highly sad (and unlikely as they are not the type to pay up and have any bots)
I often think I'd like to name and shame, but it's not the answer, it just leads to flaming and unpleasantness, which will drive genuine people away from the site. There's enough of that in the real world!

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