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garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6641)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 9:32 AM

FRENCH FOOD WP

excellent idea.
Another way to stretch our brains in an unfamiliar direction.


kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 9:49 AM

I do alot of cooking so enjoyed it - but dang i'm hungry!

pocahontas1951
Pocahontas1951  (Level: 55.4 - Posts: 172)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 12:09 PM

YUCK!! Lowest points I've ever gotten. Never heard of any of them. I'm looking forward to tonight's WP.

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 6057)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 12:11 PM

I was beginning to wonder if I was going to have any points left!

Marilyn...

marynuala
Marynuala  (Level: 133.6 - Posts: 994)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 12:14 PM

Ooh la la! More like this.

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 1:09 PM

Oui Oui c'est plus interessant....

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 1:23 PM

Oui! Et tres delicieux, aussi!

greyghost
Greyghost  (Level: 68.4 - Posts: 640)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 3:44 PM

I had very few points left but to me that is not the issue,what do you do with points anyway.I had a ball,learned a lot,ty,great quiz.

revdodd
Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 4:01 PM

Que siga!

Ooops! Sorry! Guess I shold have used that for Mexican food.

rael61
Rael61  (Level: 139.5 - Posts: 68)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 4:12 PM

My apologies. I didn't think anything in my post would be considered classified.

C'est la guere (I probably didn't spell that right).

winddancer41
Winddancer41  (Level: 63.3 - Posts: 1113)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 4:21 PM

WELL I AGREE BUT IT GOT TO THE POINT WHERE IT WAS GETTING FUNNY WITH ALL THE POINTS I WAS USING, BUT AT LEAST I DIDN'T END WITH ZERO. LOL I GUESS IT IS BEST TO LAUGH AND CARRY ON.


garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6641)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 4:39 PM

I'm not sure what the frequency of letters in English as oppsed to French is, but my guess is that if you picked the common French letters to start with (EARN STIO) you'd get a helpful matrix to base your subsequent guesses on?

rael61
Rael61  (Level: 139.5 - Posts: 68)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 5:59 PM

TYCLO, si vouz plez.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 7:50 PM

pepe le pewwwwwwwwwwwww!

maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.3 - Posts: 2671)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 8:00 PM

Barry- I wish I had seen your post before I did the ETAOIN SHR group.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 8:01 PM

Quelle surprize.

rael61
Rael61  (Level: 139.5 - Posts: 68)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 8:34 PM

OK, now that the WP French cuisine has ended, my comment was that, although all those sounded quite tasty, what was distasteful to me was that the titles and subtitles of that puzzle were identical for every round, with the subtitle being "Bon Apetite." I have complained thusly before, that the subtitle should be an enhancer, not a repeater. In this case, it could have been something like "Main Course" or "Tasty Apertif." Something to enhance the overall title, not simply echo it. The fact that I totally dumped on the score has nothing to do with it. Really. In this case, any enhancers would still have been lost on me. But I am saying that, overall, an individual subtitle would make the overall experience much more entertaining.

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 9:03 PM

My computer bombed on me and I didn't have time to try again, so I didn't finish...but in general I have to agree with Rael - I prefer puzzles where the hints are actually helpful in some way on a puzzle-by-puzzle basis, and not all the same.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 9:19 PM

I second the motion. For example, the different rhyming WP's we get each have a clue and its really fun to sit and try to thing of all the possibilities before you guess a letter. And like mentioned above, it wouldn't have helped me with this puzzle but overall, I still prefer an interesting clue.

-L

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 10:25 PM

Lodi....are your fingers sticky - because you post many
messages where the letters repeat themselves ???? !!!!

greyghost
Greyghost  (Level: 68.4 - Posts: 640)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 10:34 PM

I agree Rae.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 17th Aug '07 10:43 PM

I always get a kick out of anything that makes me dust off my small, rusty, horribly accented French. Always get a kick out of figuring out the French bits in novels, too. Plus I had to do something with 30 years of watching Julia Child!

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sat, 18th Aug '07 3:26 AM

You must be multilingual Smoke
French on this thread
and Jive on the other post
I'm in AWE

Sploofus Editor
(Editor)  
Sat, 18th Aug '07 8:27 AM

The text under the components are not always going to be hints (and actually the use of that field for hints is a fairly newish thing). My feeling is that if they are GOING to change, then they definitely should add some help in some way, or else they are just a distraction. In the case of a simple one, where they are all something like book titles, or in this case food dishes, I try to make them simple and the same. No additional clues seem necessary, and in some cases would be too revealing. In those cases, "Title" or "Dish" is all I provide --I'd provide no additional hints except that something has to go in that field.

Thanks for all the nice comments.


smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sat, 18th Aug '07 8:44 AM

Thanks for the insight, Unsploofable, but if the spaces weren't originally intended for clues, what the heck are they for?

Sploofus Editor
(Editor)  
Sat, 18th Aug '07 9:25 AM

As originally used (as in the tons of WPs generated by Mr. Sploofus himself), they worked like the Wheel of Fortune titles. They simply indicated if you're looking for a person, a title, etc. As the puzzles were generally a list of like components, they never changed from phrase to phrase ("artist", "title", "city" were common ones).

Changing from phrase to phrase has become almost a necessity now that some of the puzzles have become more elaborate, puzzles-within-puzzles sometimes, but there's no reason to provide extra clues to straightforward list puzzles.

As has been pointed out before,when the "clues" change from phrase to phrase WITHOUT providing extra hints, it can be a distraction (and can even slow down your time while reading them for no good reason).

Sploofusers can expect that some puzzles will give hints and some puzzles won't. It will depend on the quiz author and the nature of the quiz.


Variety:it's the spice of life, you know.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sat, 18th Aug '07 9:29 AM

Couldn't agree more, Un, and as my bumpersticker says, we should celebrate diversity.

Thanks again. I'll have French food with pleasure any time you care to serve it up!


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