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Kaufman  (Level: 253.8 - Posts: 3936)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 3:01 PM


I don't know what the latest change was, but ever since it was implemented, I find myself having to punch one of those holes as many as FIFTEEN times to get the thing to register. At least when we had the quakes, you could wait a few minutes, and then come in and get a fairly measured WR time. Now there's virtually no chance of that. It's not fair anymore. It's not fun anymore. Sorry.

Tue, 24th Jul '07 3:42 PM

I'm not sure that I follow: punch which hole 15 times?

Please elaborate, because I did not make any changes whatsoever to the user interface. The only change I made was the method that the script uses to select a database server to connect to.

Again, I don't quite understand the problem that you are trying to explain here - I'm feeling a bit dense today - is anyone else having any issues with WordRounds? I have not heard about any expired rounds or other problems since the fix over a week ago.

Please help me to understand.

Thank you!

Kaufman  (Level: 253.8 - Posts: 3936)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 3:53 PM

When I click on one of those little circles in a WR or WM, too often the impact of the mouse is not registering, even when the cursor is right over the hole. And I need to click again and again before my click is registered and the answe is acknowledged as having been selected.

Tue, 24th Jul '07 3:59 PM

I understand - and that is not good! Did this issue begin just recently?

Are there any other Sploofusers having this exact issue?

Many thanks -

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 4:06 PM


Alaskan420  (Level: 69.0 - Posts: 191)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 4:10 PM

I just blamed it on misclicks,but I have had more Wrs lately that have 8 or 9 correct answers and no wrong ones thinking that I finished them correctly.Most of the time when I do a WR or Wm I do not look to see if the click registered.

Embee  (Level: 86.7 - Posts: 362)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 4:21 PM

I have also noticed a change with the little holes. They're a lot easier to miss now.

Oldcougar  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 1935)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 4:33 PM

Same here, having difficulty with the clicks not registering. Also find you have to push harder, mouse seems sluggish, don't quite know how to explain it, but it doesn't feel right. This doesn't happen every time, suddenly the mouse will feel right again. I know it's not my mouse.

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 4:38 PM

I'm having the same experience as Oldcougar, although mostly only on the last hole. Several times the last one has not clicked on, and I've scored 90% as a result when, hopefully, it would have been 100%.


Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 5:43 PM

Missed clicks have been the bane of my life in Word Rounds! It's just as well folks can't hear the cussing that goes on when I *think* I have accomplished a fast round, only to find I missed one or two of those (insert appropriate adjective) li'l circles!!

I would gladly stay Gemless forever if I could just get THAT to work! I must admit: dunno if it's ME or the system.


Greyghost  (Level: 68.4 - Posts: 640)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 5:45 PM

I just checked the WM's for the heck of it,all worked like a charm.Getting %100 even,lol.

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 8:15 PM

Ok...while we're on this subject...yes the "holes" (or "dangling chads" for those in Florida) are harder to "push" or "punch" or "click"...or whatever.

Sploof...can we start the definitions at "1" not "0" brain counts (I know...contrarty to popular belief I can count to 10, in this case 9)and even when it's the first "answer" it is 0...the second one is "1"...this has made me crazy since day one...

Ok...and enough of the "but you were crazy to begin with"...Lodi....


Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Tue, 24th Jul '07 10:53 PM

Geez, I go out of town for a few days and I'm still getting a bad rap.

Is this fixed or is it still a problem?


Oldcougar  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 1935)
Wed, 25th Jul '07 4:11 AM

It might not be quaking but it is now lagging so bad on both sides that it's hard to get a round in. The last 2 hours have been extremely bad.

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sun, 29th Jul '07 9:49 AM

this started before the fix and I noticed it seemed to be related to a few things for me anyway (one of the reasons I just don't play wr/wm any more)

1. At home - on dial up - never had radio button (hole) problem on IE6 - but hang time would be upwards of 10-15 seconds sometimes.
2. At my office - on high speed cable - on IE6 - would take 3-5 seconds for radio button to "register" - if I hit the last radio button, then submit - it would eliminate the last answer I made - leaving me with only 9, but had no lag time in registereing, but was still and issue because of the time it took for the answer radio buttons to take
3. Firefox seems to be better on the high speed cable - but lag time like on dial up seemed to come into play.

That's about it for my analysis ;0

Koota  (Level: 180.6 - Posts: 2097)
Sun, 29th Jul '07 10:12 AM

This is wild! I thought the whole 'missing the tiny circle' thing was just me!

Swiper  (Level: 145.3 - Posts: 874)
Sun, 29th Jul '07 6:02 PM

Hey, I asked Slicko about this the other day, You have a really good fast Wr, you click on the last one thinking you hit THE Big Time and then it registers as a 0% round! That's equal to having a really fast round and having it come up expired. Equally frustrating!

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Sun, 29th Jul '07 6:28 PM

That very thing just happened to me. It wouldn't have been what some of you would call a great time, but for me it would have been...and then, the dreaded 0%. It's happened a few times lately, but not often.


Bearpaw  (Level: 50.7 - Posts: 155)
Tue, 31st Jul '07 11:42 PM

Please explain this in human terms because I quess i'm dumb because I don't understand a word you are saying

Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Wed, 1st Aug '07 12:34 PM

I just got a fluke on a WR: 11.68 sec, and it was at least twice that in real time. It followed a WR that gave me a score of only "%" initially (no "0").

Must be an aftershock!

Cypressriver  (Level: 59.9 - Posts: 160)
Wed, 1st Aug '07 1:36 PM

Could someone explain what "quakes" means in this context? I haven't spent much time here lately, but I think both the quakes and the hanging chad problem passed me over. Still curious though.


Nelly  (Level: 169.5 - Posts: 1167)
Wed, 1st Aug '07 2:42 PM

I've been having the same problem with checking the radio buttons. Kept getting 80 or 90% with now wrong answers. When, I've noticed it hasn't registered, it seems to have the outer circle around the radio button but has not registered in the centre - sometimes have to click half a dozen times to register. Like the others, I thought it was a problem with my mouse.

Kimoira  (Level: 197.9 - Posts: 1189)
Wed, 1st Aug '07 6:17 PM

lots of 90%s for no apparent reason- I thought it was me but after experiencing quite a few and now hearing the same thing from others...

also some of the typos and errors on the WRs are a little aggravating- I just had one where the clue was something like "specific" and one of the answers was "soecification" . It may be obvious to most but when in the throes of a heated WR- NOT!

the time glitches are getting to be a little bit much as well but other than that- still a fun game.

Missashlee  (Level: 125.6 - Posts: 543)
Wed, 1st Aug '07 11:26 PM

I guess I am a bit of a contrarian on this. I have had no more problems than usual on hitting the radio buttons. I still have rounds where I miss one sometimes, but that was always the case. I just quit playing WRs/WMs in July because of the expired rounds.

Maybe the expired rounds hid the fact that some were missed???

Disclaimer: This is my own personal experience, and has no bearing or resemblance to anything anyone else may or may have experienced.

Thu, 2nd Aug '07 6:07 PM

Missashlee you'll have to come back and check out WR/WM again because I've eliminated the expired rounds with some new code.

For the life of me I can NOT reproduce the radio button error. The radio buttons are small, but when I click one it immediately responds and fills in the circle. I've tried for a few days now to reproduce this error where the circle refuses to be registered when it's clicked and have not had any luck.

Perhaps I should add a script so that when you click on the word next to the radio button circle it will also fill it in, just as if the radio button itself had been clicked.


Embee  (Level: 86.7 - Posts: 362)
Thu, 2nd Aug '07 8:20 PM

Please don't tease us

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Thu, 2nd Aug '07 8:46 PM

ah justin - even though I can't renew - I would think that would make it really unfair -- w/o having categories of levels....those people that are hitting 15 sec & less word rounds by having to punch the hole - I can see now - 4 & 5 -- which for them is great - but would be VERY discouraging for the others -- for the life of me I still can't imagine someone's brain moving that quickly - and I think being able to click the word would be good for some -- it would leave the rest that at least hang in there totally in the dust....just my thoughts...

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