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snookerballs
Snookerballs  (Level: 37.9 - Posts: 35)
Tue, 24th Feb '09 7:25 AM

NO SHOWDOWN TOKENS

If you didn't notice Sunday, we didn't get showdown tokens either. I am one of the few here who uses them and I am out. Support says they should be coming. I am 23-0- with 2 Stalemates, is this close to any record ??

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.4 - Posts: 3300)
Tue, 24th Feb '09 7:36 AM

I never use mine - will sell you some cheap. And, since no one got them this week, we are all still in the same relative position. I assume you are you, and not your son, by the way.

dizzy
Dizzy  (Level: 180.7 - Posts: 296)
Tue, 24th Feb '09 7:57 AM

I've got 197 if you want some - cant challenge on dial-up

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.3 - Posts: 5487)
Tue, 24th Feb '09 8:34 AM

Snooker you can have mine too if you want them....I never use them.
Vickie

barb1111
Barb1111  (Level: 103.9 - Posts: 215)
Tue, 24th Feb '09 8:42 AM

129 showdown tokens going very cheaply.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 210.8 - Posts: 5883)
Tue, 24th Feb '09 9:44 AM

I wish I could give you some of mine. 154

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Tue, 24th Feb '09 9:55 AM

My showdown percentage is nothing to talk about but I still do them as soon as I get my token - doing pretty well lately. I am very impressed with your showdown prowess! I would be surprised if that weren't a record here - so far!

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.6 - Posts: 2770)
Tue, 24th Feb '09 10:47 AM

Any advance on 236??!!

daveguth
Daveguth  (Level: 254.0 - Posts: 1636)
Tue, 24th Feb '09 11:21 AM

Speaking of showdowns, has anyone else noticed a bug in the amount of points awarded once you get to a certain point? It appears that the maximum amount is 214,748,364 points, even though 10% of your points may be higher. I thought this was just a bug with my account, but I noticed a bug in the "report a bug" section where another player earned the exact same number of points. Anyone have any insight about this?

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 24th Feb '09 11:51 AM

That's the upper limit for showdowns because of some logarthmic limitation in the program. At least that's what someone who knows what a logarithm is told me. Wagers top out at a cool billion, but I think that was limited a couple years ago, dunno why.

allena
Allena  (Level: 255.4 - Posts: 1390)
Tue, 24th Feb '09 11:59 AM

Wagers were limited by a vote of those over 1 billion or so making it fairer for new folk to catch old folk.

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.4 - Posts: 3300)
Tue, 24th Feb '09 5:12 PM

I think it was Kaufman who posted some time ago explaining the computer-reason for the limitation on both wagers and showdowns. Didn't understand it then either, so I sure can't explain it.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.8 - Posts: 9952)
Tue, 24th Feb '09 5:20 PM

Ah, those Welshmen!

You probably still have the first penny you earned, Alan.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Tue, 24th Feb '09 11:12 PM

The limit on wagers is artificial -- imposed by Justin some time back.

The limit on Showdowns is computer-based; without getting into the tech talk, it's a consequence of the way the relevant numbers are stored.

==Ken

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.6 - Posts: 2770)
Wed, 25th Feb '09 5:12 AM

Farthing.

crazy4games
Crazy4games  (Level: 123.0 - Posts: 1020)
Wed, 25th Feb '09 10:56 AM

Thought I smelled something.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.8 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 25th Feb '09 12:44 PM



bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Wed, 25th Feb '09 3:28 PM

Swap Shop Offer

Will swap any/all 168 Showdown Tokens for winning Wager Tokens.

~Bev



smeans
Smeans  (Level: 109.2 - Posts: 301)
Wed, 25th Feb '09 4:50 PM

I have 147 I would just give you if I could. I'll never use the stinking things. The last showdown challenge I did against someone was on 11/17/07 and I lost. The one I did before that was on 10/19/06 and that in a sting of 8 that I did in about a months time...I only won 2 of those. So I have given up on staging showdowns....I honestly hate to even respond to them and will wait until the last day, and sometimes the last few minutes before they expire, to do anything about them because I dislike them so much. If Justin can figure out a way to transfer showdown tokens then I'd gladly give them away.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.8 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 25th Feb '09 4:53 PM

Oh, my

My last two showdowns.

First against a lady from India. Sure enough the enough was about an obscure Asian word. -72000 points

Today against a young Australian. Sure enough a question about British royalty.

Go figure.


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