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Garrybl  (Level: 294.3 - Posts: 6810)
Sun, 30th Aug '09 11:20 AM


Is it a surprise bigbird is currently leading on 'bug off' wp?

Fine and informative puzzle -- yet another subject to expose my (and no doubt others') ignorance.

Collioure  (Level: 115.4 - Posts: 9952)
Sun, 30th Aug '09 11:26 AM

Alice must be feeling much better.

She's on a WP tear.

She's about to pass me in the monthly standings.

Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Sun, 30th Aug '09 1:19 PM

This is purely hypothetical, i'm certainly not casting nasturtiums. Is it posible for authors to tip people off before the WP's are published?

Kaufman  (Level: 270.1 - Posts: 3942)
Sun, 30th Aug '09 3:05 PM

Of course they can. I've told my friends when I've written a puzzle I thought they'd really enjoy doing.

Nelly  (Level: 181.0 - Posts: 1167)
Sun, 30th Aug '09 5:40 PM

I emphatically deny any insider dealing!

Collioure  (Level: 115.4 - Posts: 9952)
Sun, 30th Aug '09 5:51 PM

Nice work, Karen.

(I'm right behind you in 2nd - 8 moves back)

Right puzzle for my new mouse, eh?

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Sun, 30th Aug '09 6:09 PM

I've always wondered about what editor/players do when their editor name WPs launch. Do they take them under their player name? Is that one of the few perks of being an editor?

Or do they take them but have to fill in every letter the way platpuzzle writers do? Do they just not get to take their own puzzles at all and lose their standing on the monthly leaderboard?

Alvandy  (Level: 242.1 - Posts: 7727)
Sun, 30th Aug '09 8:22 PM

I would think [or hope] they "coyly" play their puzzle and try to finish out of the top ten for sure.
They then pass GO and collect their 5000 points.

Sploofus Editor
Sun, 30th Aug '09 8:43 PM

Jank - To address your question, it very much depends on the editor. Some never play the Word Puzzles at all. Some play their puzzle, but do exactly what Platipuz authors are asked to do - fill in every single letter. Some just make sure that they do not finish "in the money spots" - meaning that they collect their 5,000 points but do not get much of a bonus, and do not gyp any other player out of the top 10 spots. I must personally admit to forgetting what I've written or edited immediately, and frequently lose points on my own puzzle. Now, that's embarrassing!

Sploofus Editor
Sploofernatural (Editor)  
Sun, 30th Aug '09 9:03 PM

It is true that when we started the Platipuzzles, we used our own experience in determining how to advise our Platinum authors with regard to taking their own puzzles.

Nelly  (Level: 181.0 - Posts: 1167)
Mon, 31st Aug '09 7:06 AM

Thanks, Andy!

Sploofus Editor
Sploofunky (Editor)  
Mon, 31st Aug '09 1:44 PM

Madamec8's post was deleted because it was intended for the "Today's WP" thread rather than here. She was replying to a specific poster in the "Today's WP" thread. Please see that thread to find Madamec8's post. Thank you.

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