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Sploofus Editor
Sploofunky (Editor)  
Sun, 1st Mar '09 10:40 PM


We've come up with a new and exciting program for all Platinum members -- Community Word Puzzles!

This is something we dreamed up for fun and as a way to get to know each other better.

Here's how it works: We give all authors a theme and the same set of hints. All you have to do is write 10 phrases.

It's that easy! We invite and encourage all Platinum members to participate. If you haven't written a word puzzle yet, this is a great way to get started.

Here's the current theme: 10 Things About Me

Here are your clues:
A like
A dislike
An early memory
A fear
A perfect moment
An embarrassing moment
Ack! Never again!
If I won $1,000,000
Place I'd like to visit
My first job

As usual, you will need to include your user name in the title. Titles are limited to 30 characters. The theme itself is 18 characters. If you have a long user name, you may need to abbreviate it. Examples:

10 Things About Me by User1
User52's 10 Things About Me

How do you submit your word puzzle? Just like you always do -- via the PM link to your word puzzle editor. If you are a Platinum member and do not yet have a WP editor, one will be assigned to you shortly.

If you need help with your phrases, be sure to consult the Revised Guide to Word Puzzle Authoring in Hotwire:

Your word puzzle editor is also available to help you.

Thank you, have fun writing and we look forward to your submissions!

Koota  (Level: 187.3 - Posts: 2114)
Sun, 1st Mar '09 10:44 PM

Sounds like a lot of fun! I'm in!

Bigbird  (Level: 249.0 - Posts: 3337)
Sun, 1st Mar '09 11:01 PM

Is there any deadline on this? Sounds like fun, but I am swamped this week.

Luvnmexsun  (Level: 147.4 - Posts: 711)
Mon, 2nd Mar '09 12:09 AM

I'm in. It's going to be fun to do these puzzles! Hope everyone does one.


Garrybl  (Level: 291.5 - Posts: 6769)
Mon, 2nd Mar '09 1:33 AM

great idea.

I assume no additional clues in the various categories?

(And 'what about wager prizes?' he said greedily)

Ladyvol  (Level: 212.1 - Posts: 5647)
Mon, 2nd Mar '09 6:29 AM

This sounds like a great idea but when are you gonna have anything for us gold members?

Maurlin  (Level: 220.5 - Posts: 2707)
Mon, 2nd Mar '09 6:46 AM

Probably when you pay extra to go Plat! Actually Goldies do get perks. They get to take all the WPs, instead of just once per week like the Freebees. That was my big incentive to go Gold before Platinum was invented. Also there's the drop-down menu and the SPECIAL admittance to The Island chat.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofunky (Editor)  
Mon, 2nd Mar '09 2:26 PM

You may submit your !0 Things About Me word puzzle to your editor whenever you have it finished.

Deadline: For now, we'd like to keep this open-ended, so there's no firm deadline. However, the sooner you get your word puzzle to your editor, the sooner we can run it. We've no doubt that everyone on the Island will enjoy learning more about you!

Clues: Please use the clues that we provided without modification. Thanks!

This new Community Word Puzzle program is for fun. We plan to make it ongoing, giving you new themes and clues periodically. No prizes are involved. We hope all Platinum members will participate and share 10 things about themselves with the community by writing a word puzzle.

Sploofishy is getting the ball rolling this evening with a 10 Things About Me word puzzle!

Once again, we look forward to your submissions!

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Mon, 2nd Mar '09 3:56 PM

I'm in!!!

I have already submitted my entry, hope you get a giggle or two outta it.


Ladyvol  (Level: 212.1 - Posts: 5647)
Mon, 2nd Mar '09 4:14 PM

I know all the things that Gold members get plus the fact the platinum members get more...but couldn't there be something for us gold members who aren't planning on going platinum? I think it's only fair or am I rocking the boat here?

Oldcougar  (Level: 228.1 - Posts: 1935)
Mon, 2nd Mar '09 5:10 PM

Sounds good, I'll submit one

Are we still going to have another WP contest? I have a WP I've been saving for it

Sploofus Editor
Sploofishy (Editor)  
Mon, 2nd Mar '09 5:49 PM

Yes, we will do another contest. We want to revise some of the rules on how it works which we will be looking at this week. Then we will announce the start date, giving everyone at least two weeks notice. Shouldn't be too much longer.

And Vickie, we aren't ignoring your question. Another editor and I were discussing it earlier and I've been trying to put together an answer ever since. I am trying to float too many thoughts at the same time and they've created a log jam in my stream of consciousness (or something like that). Anyway, I'll post it tonight in a separate thread.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofunky (Editor)  
Mon, 2nd Mar '09 6:28 PM

Some Platipuzzle authors have already submitted their 10 Things About Me word puzzles. Thank you very much!

Just a friendly reminder: Please use the clues provided above without modifying them. Thanks!

If you have any questions, please let us know!

Bbear  (Level: 166.9 - Posts: 2297)
Mon, 2nd Mar '09 7:58 PM

this sounds like a blast! working on it as we speak.

Bigbird  (Level: 249.0 - Posts: 3337)
Mon, 2nd Mar '09 8:18 PM

OK. Mine is in. That was interesting to do.

Tresgatos  (Level: 214.8 - Posts: 4413)
Tue, 3rd Mar '09 1:28 AM

This sounds like a lot of fun! It's been awhile since I've written a word puzzle. It's one of my favorite things to do! Hopefully this will get me going again.

-- Geri

Luvnmexsun  (Level: 147.4 - Posts: 711)
Tue, 3rd Mar '09 2:09 PM

Can we play with the title a bit...or does that stay the same like the clues?

Alvandy  (Level: 240.1 - Posts: 7692)
Tue, 3rd Mar '09 2:10 PM

Hope my editor doesn't mind the slight gaffe in my original submission, but mine is now fixed and ready!


Sploofus Editor
Sploofunky (Editor)  
Tue, 3rd Mar '09 7:36 PM

Sunny - Could you be more specific in terms of what you'd like to do with the title? We recognize that many authors have long user names, so some tinkering may be necessary.

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 4th Mar '09 6:10 PM

Cool! I'm on it!

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