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Tumbleweed

Post by Joseph Krol » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:59 pm

Hello,

I propose that we start a game called Tumbleweed.The game is based on the gaps in time between posts. A point is available for every minute between posts - however, points may only be claimed in blocks of five. A bell is available for 30 minutes of inactivity but is worth 45 points. Posts must be made like "x weed", "x bells", etc. If a post is not a points claim, please start it with NOT A POINTS CLAIM or similar. No-one can claim points twice in a row, and anything like "This game is f***ing boring. Why the f*** does anone play this?" are treated as if they have not been posted, however the poster who gives the invalid post may not post another post directly afterwards. The punishment for incorrect points declarations is the loss of the number of points which you claim. Negative claims for points are added to the person's current score. Bells and weed cannot be claimed together, instead you must claims 30 weed for each set of 30 minutes.

Yours hopingthatsomeonewillactuallyplaythisly,

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:14 pm

NOT A POINTS CLAIM what?

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Joseph Krol » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:18 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:NOT A POINTS CLAIM what?
NOT A POINTS CLAIM

SIMPLE RULES

Each minute since the last post is worth one point (a weed).

You can only claim points in multiples of five.

After half an hour you can claim 45 points in the form of a bell.

You cannot post twice in succession with claims for points.

You cannot post with a mixture of bells and weeds.

Simple enough for you?
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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Joseph Krol » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:19 pm

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Eoin Monaghan » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:40 pm

NOT A POINTS CLAIM

It's still confusing... what's the point in this?

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Joseph Krol » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:44 pm

Eoin Monaghan wrote:NOT A POINTS CLAIM

It's still confusing... what's the point in this?
NOT A POINTS CLAIM
On this other forum I populate (which I nicked the game from) it is very popular, they do like league tables and stuff.
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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:09 pm

NOT A POIN - whatever. This still makes very little sense.
The punishment for incorrect points declarations is the loss of the number of points which you claim. Negative claims for points are added to the person's current score.
You mean that if you wrongly claim for points, you don't get any? Negative claims for points? What? This needs to be at least six times clearer.
Bells and weed cannot be claimed together, instead you must claims 30 weed for each set of 30 minutes.
This makes no sense. I thought I could claim a bell for each set of 30 minutes.
On this other forum I populate (which I nicked the game from) it is very popular, they do like league tables and stuff.
What is that forum? How tragic are its members?
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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:28 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:What is that forum? How tragic are is members?
Try this.
The forum's resident JAILBAKER, who has SPONDERED several times...

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Joseph Krol » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:29 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:NOT A POIN - whatever. This still makes very little sense.
The punishment for incorrect points declarations is the loss of the number of points which you claim. Negative claims for points are added to the person's current score.
You mean that if you wrongly claim for points, you don't get any? Negative claims for points? What? This needs to be at least six times clearer.
If you declare 10 weed when only 5 minutes have elapsed, you lose 10 points. Also if you declare -100 weed then you
Bells and weed cannot be claimed together, instead you must claims 30 weed for each set of 30 minutes.
This makes no sense. I thought I could claim a bell for each set of 30 minutes.
You can declare 4 bells if 120 minutes of inactivity occurs, but you cannot declare 2 bells and 20 weed after 1hr 20min of inactivity. You would have to declare 80 weed or just stick to 2 bells.
On this other forum I populate (which I nicked the game from) it is very popular, they do like league tables and stuff.

What is that forum? How tragic are is members?
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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Ian Volante » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:02 pm

Oh go on then.

3 bells = 135 points. Eat that you mother lovers.
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Post by Thomas Carey » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:02 pm

2 bells = 90 points.
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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Joseph Krol » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:13 pm

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Thomas Carey » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:23 pm

10 weed
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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Liam Tiernan » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:40 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote: What is that forum? How tragic are its members?
Lets put it this way; this is the intro for their Puzzles and Games section :
"Can you identify a station from just a paving slab? Sadly, some people can "

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Adam Gillard » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:51 pm

NOT A POINTS CLAIM

Weed is for bell-ends.
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Joseph Krol » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:36 am

18 bells
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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Jon Corby » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:19 am

6 badger's snouts

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:24 am

and a partridge in a pear tree

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Jon Corby » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:17 am

cheese hat monkey embers

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Ian Volante » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:56 am

x weed
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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:50 pm

I peed (myself).

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Post by Thomas Carey » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:21 pm

3 bells
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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Mark James » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:17 pm

Don't know about bells but there's certainly some bell ends.

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Ian Volante » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:23 am

Claim, as relevant. Am I winning?
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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Joseph Krol » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:53 pm

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Jon Corby » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:00 pm

68 Guns

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Liam Tiernan » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:50 pm

76 trombones (and a violin).

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Karen Pearson » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:57 pm

Jon Corby wrote:68 Guns
Will never die.

Deliberate juxtaposition of The Alarm and bells?

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Jon Corby » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:17 pm

Karen Pearson wrote:Deliberate juxtaposition of The Alarm and bells?
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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Charlie Reams » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:19 pm

Something something bell ends.

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:36 pm

I'm going to hijack this thread, since what I'm about to do isn't worth creating a new thread for, and I don't want to interrupt a sensible thread for these purposes.

You know how when you edit a post, it will give the time of the edit, but only if another post has been made after it? And also that you can delete a post if no posts have been made after it? So, what will happen if I make another post immediately after this, then delete it and then edit this one? Also what would happen if I made another post after this one, edited this one, then deleted the next one, and edited this again? Let's find out!

Edit - interesting
Edit 2 - interestinger
Edit 3 - interestingest
Edit 4 - Just one time in total? Hmm
Edit 5 - disregard that, i suck cocks
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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:42 pm

So anyway, when I deleted the later message, I was able to edit the original one without it saying that it had been edited. But if I edited the original message before deleting the later one, it came up with the edit message. When I then deleted the later message the edit message stayed but stayed at one edit, however many times I then edited it.

(By the way, this is a points claim. I think it's enough to claim the title on its own.)

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Charlie Reams » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:25 pm

I've very subtly joined in with this editing game.

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Post by Ian Volante » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:00 am

Yes, very subtle. Bell bell bell.
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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Liam Tiernan » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:29 pm

Liam Tiernan wrote:76 trombones (and a violin).
Ooops, wrong thread. This should be in Mondegreens.

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:48 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:I've very subtly joined in with this editing game.
Yeah, very good.

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Adam Gillard » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:18 pm

539 bells means this isn't taking off here I'm afraid, Joseph. Unless everyone was waiting for a decade to pass before claiming.
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Adam Gillard » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:42 pm

NOT A POINTS CLAIM: I hear Joseph was at COLIN, but haven't seen him online for ages. Is he still distributing weed to bellfaces?
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
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Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Thomas Carey » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:36 pm

Adam Gillard wrote:NOT A POINTS CLAIM: I hear Joseph was at COLIN, but haven't seen him online for ages. Is he still distributing weed to bellfaces?
NOT A POINTS CLAIM: His apterous subscription expired October, and he's currently addicted to chess rather than Countdown. He was at COLIN though.

By the way, I'm still waiting for that decade to pass... :twisted:
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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Joseph Krol » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:32 pm

I am not currently a drug dealer, though I do live near Bradford so I'm not entirely ruling it out.
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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Adam Gillard » Thu May 01, 2014 9:50 pm

Why do I remember nonsense like this? Whenever someone says something like "you'll forget about this by tomorrow", I seem to remember it forever. Otherwise I forget things all the time.
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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:40 pm

22,081 bells
The forum's resident JAILBAKER, who has SPONDERED several times...

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Graeme Cole » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:25 am

Rhys Benjamin wrote:22,081 bells
NOT A POINTS CLAIM Sadly, only 21,987 bells were available at the time you made the post.

Rhys is now on -993,645 points.

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Post by Thomas Carey » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:55 am

NOT A POINTS CLAIM Dammit Rhys, I was still waiting for Adam's decade, and had an alarm set for that very purpose....
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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Ian Volante » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:44 pm

22,567 bells. Couldn't resist.
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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Euan Slatter » Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:32 pm

22,569 bells
COUNTDOWN or THE TUBE? Which is better? There's only one way to find out....

Call it a draw :)

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Re: Tumbleweed

Post by Euan Slatter » Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:33 pm

Ian's was invalid
COUNTDOWN or THE TUBE? Which is better? There's only one way to find out....

Call it a draw :)

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