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blaney
Blaney  (Level: 77.1 - Posts: 48)
Wed, 26th Oct '05 10:47 AM

MY HATS OFF TO YA!

I have to give credit where credit is due.

For the people that can get those names correct in 11/12 and 13 moves, for the Word Puzzle of Nobel Prize Winners. I applaud you.

I even typed the names wrong twice, when I had every letter in place.

This was the most difficult Word puzzle ever, but I still got over 1000 points!

mskillian
Mskillian  (Level: 65.1 - Posts: 226)
Wed, 26th Oct '05 11:22 AM

I totally agree - that borders on genius since I had only heard of 2 of the 5 names that I was given.

It was a learning experience for me - I'm really impressed that someone can get that right, first time in 11 moves - that means they are getting those very complicated names in 1 move - wow!!!!

Has anyone else been able to figure out a name based on getting one letter right?

philkon
Philkon  (Level: 268.9 - Posts: 474)
Wed, 26th Oct '05 11:42 AM

I cannot talk for the people who have scored low, but many people use the internet to look up answers while they take the quiz.

In that case, there would be only so many names that have the right number of letters in each name. Getting one or two letters right would rapidly narrow down the possibilities.

Some folks think this is inappropriate (cheating), others think it is just using the resources available to you.

Anyone doing it strictly from their own memory is doing an amazing job, even if it takes 50 moves.

violetblue
Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Wed, 26th Oct '05 11:55 AM

I am of the opinion that using the internet is okay (I know others call me a cheater for it). At any rate, even with a list of nearly 800 winners, it would be impossible to look up and get the correct answers in such a short period of time unless you are Rain Man.

Just remember, "hot water burn baby!" :D



aeliel
Aeliel  (Level: 17.4 - Posts: 19)
Wed, 26th Oct '05 12:03 PM

It's not really that hard. I've tried it a few times and some types of wordpuzzles are easy to research (like this one).

If you have 1 letter and it's a 5 word puzzle with 7 E's in it you can narrow it down easily.

The ones I don't get are the guys who get it in 11 moves and do it in a short amount of time.


flybybethy
Flybybethy  (Level: 136.6 - Posts: 155)
Wed, 26th Oct '05 12:03 PM

Big puzzles with lots of letters are my favorite--I get decent points (even if I place low) because I am just TERRIBLE at wordpuzzles.


felix-old
Felix-old  (Level: 14.2 - Posts: 244)
Wed, 26th Oct '05 4:33 PM

The WorldPuzzle superstars are wasting their time. There is still a $25 million bounty on a guy hiding in Afganistan. That should be a piece of cake.

Looking up answers on the NET is like eating a picture of a steak. Give half the points with Google. I stink on WordPuzzles but love the challenge and could care less if my name is at the bottom of the list.

Felix (secure in his abilities and the lack there of)

twinboymom2001
Twinboymom2001  (Level: 67.0 - Posts: 197)
Wed, 26th Oct '05 4:40 PM

Well, I could be wasting my time, but at least I am having fun wasting my time!

Seriously, I normally don't look things up on the internet and I have quite a large string of poorly done wordpuzzles when I did look things up. I just have fun with them no matter how I approach them because I always end up learning something...

margiematt
Margiematt  (Level: 194.4 - Posts: 388)
Wed, 26th Oct '05 5:00 PM

Felix,
You forgot to quack!
Margie

felix-old
Felix-old  (Level: 14.2 - Posts: 244)
Wed, 26th Oct '05 5:09 PM

Ooops! Another attack of cerebral flatulence. Sorry.

Quack! Quack! Quaaaaaaaaaaaack!

My mind is going.

Sometimes I forget what I just typed.
Sometimes I forget what I just typed.
Sometimes I forget what I just typed.

Felix

violetblue
Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Wed, 26th Oct '05 5:52 PM

Felix, you really need to see a doctor. Or maybe a veterinarian.

najat333
Najat333  (Level: 70.8 - Posts: 19)
Thu, 27th Oct '05 2:26 AM

Ok, I guess I'll be the one to point out the elephant in the room, since others are too nice to do so.

There are some people (and y'all know who you are) that are always getting the WordPuzzles in about 11 moves (since 10 would get you busted).
Sorry, but getting every puzzle in under 20 moves and in less than 500 seconds, you're either psychic or you're cheating. Especially the ones with the misspellings.

Personally, I've stopped trying to compete with that. Now I just get all the letters...more points that way. I have nothing against people using the internet or other means to help out, but you can tell those people by looking at their times.
This is by no means a crack on Sploofus, because this site is great! I've just been waiting for someone else to vent on this first. Sorry if I offended anyone, it's just the way I see it.

najat333
Najat333  (Level: 70.8 - Posts: 19)
Thu, 27th Oct '05 2:30 AM

Ok, I guess I'll be the one to point out the elephant in the room, since others are too nice to do so.

There are some people (and y'all know who you are) that are always getting the WordPuzzles in about 11 moves (since 10 would get you busted).
Sorry, but getting every puzzle in under 20 moves and in less than 500 seconds, you're either psychic or you're cheating. Especially the ones with the misspellings.

Personally, I've stopped trying to compete with that. Now I just get all the letters...more points that way. I have nothing against people using the internet or other means to help out, but you can tell those people by looking at their times.
This is by no means a crack on Sploofus, because this site is great! I've just been waiting for someone else to vent on this first. Sorry if I offended anyone, it's just the way I see it.

skillet66
Skillet66  (Level: 83.5 - Posts: 210)
Thu, 27th Oct '05 10:26 AM

najat,the cheating thing has come up many times in the chat posts-we all know some people cheat-but usually the thread becomes rather argumentative and alot of folks get p.o.ed or get their feelings hurt-i personally feel the subject should not come up anymore-sploofus will take care of these people..


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