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geophile
Geophile  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 1521)
Wed, 16th Aug '06 1:02 AM

I'M RETIRING FROM WORD ROUNDS

I love WR's...honestly I do. But it was becoming obsessive. I would really like to put more effort into writing quizzes. So, you guys, know that I haven't fallen off my perch - not yet, anyway. I'll check in with you now and then. Behave yourselves and have a blast in Chicago. You all are great! Stay in touch.

Claire

larrybus
Larrybus  (Level: 307.6 - Posts: 383)
Wed, 16th Aug '06 1:06 AM

WRs are kind of like shooting heroin or smoking crack. I've been there, but I'm clean and sober now. So far.

missashlee
Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Wed, 16th Aug '06 3:58 AM

Claire:

Thanks for the heads up. I will still look for you online. And, hey, look at the Shout! now and then..you may be called!

Okay, now to get serious....give up WRs?...

- Jeanne

violetblue
Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Wed, 16th Aug '06 7:27 AM

When I first joined, I used to play often (even came in Top Three for the month a couple times). One day I got totally burned out. It happens! I have played one or two rounds a month since then.

Just last night, though, I noticed the new stats on my profile page and seeing that "lame" average time (by current standards, anyway) made me want to start playing again to try to decrease my time.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.0 - Posts: 3936)
Wed, 16th Aug '06 9:10 AM

Careful. That average time is only for your Top 3 finishes. So you'll have to put yourself into hard training to put a dent into that average.

(For those who have been away for a while, at peak times nowadays, 20.00s might be good for about 8th place.)

vettage
Vettage  (Level: 41.0 - Posts: 241)
Wed, 16th Aug '06 6:41 PM

That is soooo true. I've seen WR's that have 7 or 8 people in the teens. And, as stated, at peak times you can rip off a 23 second round and NOT make the top 25!

23 seconds is lightning-fast for me, and my average on my page is kind of deceiving as two of my first places were flukes. Which seemed to have slowed down lately. I think Justin is giving the server steroids. Now the only time I have long load times is due to my ISP,...thanks Comcast! Movies that suddenly lock up, and drop-o'-the-hat internet mishaps,...all for $139.00/month.

But, there is some very bright folks out there in this big ol' world. And I'll never stand a chance against them. I just do the best I can and plod along at 500pts/hr

Guess that's why I play about 18 WR's a day,
Tim

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 2104)
Wed, 16th Aug '06 7:58 PM

I'm surprised that you say that 23 seconds won't get you in the top 25. We're fast, but not *that* fast!

vettage
Vettage  (Level: 41.0 - Posts: 241)
Wed, 16th Aug '06 8:16 PM

A *few* times I have logged on at work between 10AM and 3PM EST at about 5 minutes before the hour. And the last time in the top 25 is 22 secs and change. All 100%.

Trust me, I play 15-20 WR's a day.

smeans
Smeans  (Level: 109.2 - Posts: 301)
Wed, 16th Aug '06 8:58 PM

Yeah I have seen rounds in hours where my little 23 second round hasn't even kept me in the top 25 during the day. My big wins happen in the middle of the night when normal people are sleeping. Except that one time....and I still have the screen print of my 18.306 second round and finishing 3rd during the 7pm EST WR hour hanging on my fridge door. LOL I am such a DORK. Too bad those teen rounds are elusive to me or only come at 80-90%

Shawna

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Wed, 16th Aug '06 9:10 PM

So how exactly do you quit? Is there a 12 step program? Do you have a support network? Did you get the DTs? What is the recidivism rate?

Please let me know...

Kelly

geophile
Geophile  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 1521)
Thu, 17th Aug '06 1:02 PM

Kelly asks how to quit? Fortunately, my personality is like a stove with two settings "on and off." 25 years ago I said I had it with smoking...smoked 2 packs a day and quit on a Tuesday with a cartoon full on the refrigerator - dumped them under water so I wouldn't fish 'em out of the trash, and that was it. I replaced cigarettes with exercise, cooking and gardening. If you feel something is interferring with your life and what you hope to accomplish during the day, then it's time to quit - at least that's the way it works with me. You might have another approach. Don't worry, I'll drop in now and then to annoy you! Claire

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 2104)
Thu, 17th Aug '06 1:14 PM

I stand corrected! I don't get to play much in the middle of the day, so I missed out on those super fast rounds! Whew!

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Thu, 17th Aug '06 5:55 PM

My 19-second round came in 4th yesterday, but I have managed to get in 1st on a dawdling 25 seconds once, in the middle of the east-coast-USA night.

It often depends on the time of day you dive in..........!!

~Bev

twinboymom2001
Twinboymom2001  (Level: 67.0 - Posts: 197)
Thu, 17th Aug '06 8:18 PM

I finally had to quit cold turkey. I haven't played a single word round since early July. Being on clinical rotations kinds helps me because I am so busy all the time!

I may go back and play a few, but by judging what others have said, I probably won't ever see my name in the top 25 again.

diva305
Diva305  (Level: 146.7 - Posts: 1651)
Thu, 17th Aug '06 8:27 PM

Was away for awhile, can't even get in the 20s now.

Here's some of today's top ten, even a 25 sec. won't cut it.

Current Round: 14111
#1 Queentxf 100%, 16.17 s.
#2 Ehodgson 100%, 16.74 s.
#3 Oogie54 100%, 17.05 s.
#4 Jeannarie 100%, 18.16 s.
#5 Flybybethy 100%, 19.32 s.
#6 Groupw 100%, 20.47 s.
#7 Shamesabe 100%, 21.30 s.
#8 Tinaglow 100%, 22.49 s.
#9 Smoke20 100%, 23.14 s.
#10 Bearpaw 100%, 23.21 s.

Current Round: 14112
#1 Queentxf 100%, 15.76 s.
#2 Flybybethy 100%, 17.18 s.
#3 Difod 100%, 17.87 s.
#4 Valedc4 100%, 18.43 s.
#5 Jeannarie 100%, 19.41 s.
#6 Rach66 100%, 20.21 s.
#7 Bearpaw 100%, 22.04 s.
#8 Shamesabe 100%, 22.20 s.
#9 1mks 100%, 22.73 s.
#10 Kaufman 100%, 22.81 s.

Current Round: 14113
#1 Phitzy1 100%, 15.28 s.
#2 Queentxf 100%, 15.80 s.
#3 Difod 100%, 18.67 s.
#4 Rach66 100%, 19.46 s.
#5 Jeannarie 100%, 19.65 s.
#6 Tinaglow 100%, 20.75 s.
#7 Oogie54 100%, 21.26 s.
#8 Flybybethy 100%, 22.55 s.
#9 Kaufman 100%, 23.11 s.
#10 Spicyhedgehog 100%, 24.14 s.

Current Round: 14115
#1 Difod 100%, 17.14 s.
#2 Chickfbref1 100%, 17.24 s.
#3 Rach66 100%, 18.34 s.
#4 Ehodgson 100%, 18.67 s.
#5 Jeannarie 100%, 18.82 s.
#6 Shamesabe 100%, 20.59 s.
#7 Alaskan420 100%, 20.89 s.
#8 Smeans 100%, 21.97 s.
#9 Kaufman 100%, 23.89 s.
#10 Sherryb646 100%, 24.50 s.





tulips52
Tulips52  (Level: 213.0 - Posts: 13)
Sat, 19th Aug '06 12:01 PM

WordRounds just keep getting faster! Check it out:

Current Round: 14156
#1 Chickfbref1 100%, 15.88 s.
#2 Difod 100%, 17.57 s.
#3 Shamesabe 100%, 18.45 s.
#4 Alaskan420 100%, 19.22 s.
#5 Jeannarie 100%, 19.73 s.
#6 Woohoo 100%, 19.85 s.
#7 Spicyhedgehog 100%, 19.97 s.
#8 Bubbles2482 100%, 20.31 s.
#9 Rach66 100%, 21.10 s.
#10 Tazmaniac72 100%, 22.10 s.



eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sat, 19th Aug '06 12:40 PM

Good job guys! I need to get back into WR practice. My mouse is crappy and just frustrates me during WR's as every little second counts.

Lodi


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