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Sblv  (Level: 195.8 - Posts: 337)
Wed, 28th Feb '07 1:26 AM


When is the showdown feature back? I have an abundance of tokens that are sitting without any action.

Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Wed, 28th Feb '07 8:28 AM

Yes, any status on the Showdowns? I thought when the TQOTD and wager problems were cleared up, Showdowns would not be far behind ...

Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Wed, 28th Feb '07 9:31 AM

Likewise: I want to see if it's possible to lose ALL my points, not just the ones I lose on TQOTD wagers...

Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Wed, 28th Feb '07 10:28 AM

LOL, Larefamiliaris! Some also look at it as a way to gain points ...

Aren't there some free players who want to see the Showdowns back? You can't post on the BBS, but you can PM any member. Anybody?

Sargon  (Level: 112.9 - Posts: 1256)
Wed, 28th Feb '07 11:03 AM

I wonder if the new challenge system is slowing things down.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofandango (Editor)  
Wed, 28th Feb '07 12:27 PM

I cannot speak to this more than to say Justin said there was a big problem with the Showdown system and he was working on it. This was a while back, which is why the system has been down. He did not go into details and editors do not have the ability to go into things like this at the level Justin can. So we are mostly in the dark on this, as well.

What we do know from discussions is the updating of the system will create a "smarter" page that tracks time in a way that will eliminate the advantage of fast connections over slow connections. When more info becomes available, we will share it. Please believe that we do not hoard information, especially when there is no logical or necessary reason to do so. Sometimes the level of what we know above the common knowledge of the site is remarkably small.

I hope that does not diminish your overall view of our omnipotence.

Allena  (Level: 268.7 - Posts: 1424)
Wed, 28th Feb '07 12:58 PM

Sploofusker, your candor is an fine asset.

I think the priorites have been super. I hope Justin is placing advertising ahead of challanges and anything else that pays the bills. I can wait...

Fookie  (Level: 128.5 - Posts: 36)
Wed, 28th Feb '07 1:24 PM

Thanks Sploofusker. But after a month, this lil mushroom is still in the dark. How 'bout a word form Justin, please?

Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Thu, 1st Mar '07 7:17 PM


Thank you for the post. I read about the java-based system that Justin is working on to eliminate the advantage of fast connections over slow connections in his 12/7/2006 post.

Justin said this was for TQOTD, Showdowns, Quizzes, WordRounds and WordMatches. Since all in the list except for Showdowns are up and running, I was hoping that this was not the reason that Showdowns are not available yet.

- Jeanne

Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Thu, 1st Mar '07 7:19 PM

A message from player Stacia ... Stacia writes:

Hi there! I was reading about showdowns on BBS and saw your message for those of us with free memberships. I'm going crazy without my showdown challenges! I wish I could BBS, but at this time I can't join up for a paid membership. I'm glad people are writing about the showdowns. But I'm sure there are other glitches that need fixing first. Hopefully it'll be back up and running soon! Take care!


Ducttape  (Level: 200.9 - Posts: 159)
Thu, 1st Mar '07 9:01 PM

i vote 'yes' to approve allocating necessary funds needed to repair showdown feature

Aslan  (Level: 27.6 - Posts: 356)
Thu, 1st Mar '07 9:16 PM

"...the system will create a "smarter" page that tracks time in a way that will eliminate the advantage of fast connections over slow connections."

This is the best news! Thank you, thank you, and thank you.

Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Sat, 3rd Mar '07 12:03 AM

Unlike Smoke I am not bumping this to the top to see if you fall for it. Smoke, that was a good one! LOL! You got me to fall for it!

My quandry is... are we sitting at the bus-stop waiting for the limo???

Justin, I won't mention that the bonus for the 8:00 am WP start is posted at 12:15 am the next day, instead of 8:15 pm EST the day of, nor the latest leaderboard archives are November 2006 ... because, those are unimportant.

But ... are we waiting for the Show of Shows (re: Showdowns), or is there the possibility that the old Showdown system may be reactivated, while we anticipate the new and exciting unveiling of an expanded universe?

Sad in AZ but not over a hundred degress yet -

- Jeanne

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