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ducttape
Ducttape  (Level: 188.8 - Posts: 159)
Sat, 10th Mar '07 12:22 AM

WOW

i just found someone with a negative average time in their wordround achievements. now that's fast, when you answer so quickly you actually go back in time like superman did


http://www.sploofus.com/profile.sp?pu=gillian


allena
Allena  (Level: 256.0 - Posts: 1393)
Sat, 10th Mar '07 12:39 AM

OK but Meadowlark lemon knew a guy who could turn off the lightswitch on the other side of the room and get into bed before the light went out.

smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Sat, 10th Mar '07 2:04 PM

Here's one that's even faster! http://www.sploofus.com/profile.sp?pu=flick

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.3 - Posts: 3936)
Sat, 10th Mar '07 5:58 PM

This is actually not hard to explain. Those average times are only for WRs in which the person finished in the top 3 -- not average time for all their WRs. It is well-known among regular WRers that here have been flukes, some of which due to computer error resulted in negative times being credited. I know I've had a few. During some periods, they happened with fair frequency.

Now if someone (like the majority of us) is not fast enough to have a decent chance to get into the top three on their own merit, but they once were beneficiaries of a fluke, and that fluke happened to be a negative-time one, you'll see the phenomenon displayed here. If you'll notice, both of the users have had only one top-3 finish.

smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Sat, 10th Mar '07 6:48 PM

Next time it's happening with frequency Kaufman, e-mail me, I want in on the action!

smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Sat, 10th Mar '07 6:54 PM

There's a few people I'd like to beat with one of those scores!


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