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bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.0 - Posts: 2301)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 11:47 AM

QUESTION FOR BETA TESTERS

As you know, Justin has announced he is ready to launch 2.0. I think it would be great for each beta tester to post here 10 things we non-testers should know about the new site. This may stop a lot of nagging support tickets and a lot of frustration. It may be an excellent reference site. Any thoughts?

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 11:58 AM

I'm not up for composing a list, but how about the new guys bring their questions to the forum and ask the betas before putting in tickets? I'll be happy to share anything I know with anyone who asks. You can PM me too. I may not know the answer, but maybe I can help find it - might even learn some more myself.

bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.0 - Posts: 2301)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 12:52 PM

Think that's a great idea. Just a general site for questions and discussion. BTW, it is fun? How does it effect WP (my favorite)?

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.4 - Posts: 3300)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 12:54 PM

Word Puzzles are lightning fast! AND once you guess the phrase, if you are incorrect, the typing doesn't go away. So, you can see the stupid spelling error that you made and fix it easily. That is certainly a feature I use a lot.

revdodd
Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 1:20 PM

1. WRs are quicker, much quicker...but they have a maddening tendency to appear in Sanskrit.

2. WTHAI will augment any inherent sense of low self-esteem with the places and people you've never heard of.

3. Kerblunk is _______.

4. Downloading images is still apparently a dream to be devoutly wished.

5. At the end of every month, the lowest scorer in Kerblunk is ritually sacrificed to the sullen Island gods.

Anything else?


smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 1:32 PM

Whatever you do, DO NOT BACK UP IN WORD PUZZLES. It's a hard habit to break, but it will get you booted from the puzzle. As Bird says, the phrase stays in place while you work out the puzzle word by word.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 1:52 PM

At this time, those of us in 2.0 do not have the list of online players on the bottom. Justin said a while back that it was forthcoming, but as it stands now, you have to go to a link to see who is online.

The trivia squares is a fun game. Its like a crossword and the best part is if you get stuck, you can save the game and go back to it at your convenience.

The what and where am I games are really fun.

The background color is white and pretty harsh on the eyes.

The shout box in WR's updates itself. You don't have to hit refresh to see the most current posts.

We've lost the PM preview feature in our messages.

The cool new feature of friends lists and groups to join is fun. Current max is 30 friends but Justin said he would increase that to 100 for Platinum players.

It appears we can add more pics to our profiles.

Avatars are available for gold members.

All of this information is coming from a platinum membership. I don't know what is different for gold or non-paying members.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 1:56 PM

Jesus, Easy, you opened all the presents!

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 2:24 PM

There's already a post in HOTWIRE that gives some good advice.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 3:19 PM

Oh phooey, we've been talking about this stuff in the chats for months.



papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 3:45 PM

I'm starting a Snooker group, if anyone is interested.

tsk9653
Tsk9653  (Level: 113.2 - Posts: 1466)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 4:05 PM

I think I'll start a "Bring Back 1.0" group.

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 4:22 PM

Ditto to most of the things here - but I still want my leaders by level link!

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 4:27 PM

oh - except for the bring back 1.0 group - 2.0 has really grown on me - my biggest issue initially was the challenge of wp's becoming "easier" just plug in clues - but what I had to do was adjust myself and slow down because there was no lag time with reloading - got that easy trigger finger feeling going for awhile - but now it's calmed down.

The speed is the best part for wr's/wm's - just last night I got a 12.0 100% on a WR - at home on dial-up! I even took a snapshop to prove it to go with my one and only 13 on WM...for me that's been the best part even though I don't get to play much - it's nice not having 40 and 50 second hang times

WTH is fun - especially last nights - Trivia Squares are great - not so much on the Kerblunks for me - and the tournaments WERE good and beneficial to getting lots of quizzes played, so I'm looking forward to those starting up again.

If you use Firefox as opposed to IE - you can add more photos to your photo gallery -

I still would like to be able to put my stats on the top like 1.0 though - I like having it to where I don't have to scroll down to see




eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 4:45 PM

You can put your stats on top. Go to my sploofus, preferences, and then site settings.

nelly
Nelly  (Level: 172.0 - Posts: 1167)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 6:30 PM

You can only put 'All time points' and your 'Level' in the header, Lodi. Anything else has to go in the footer!

By the way, can you check how many wager tokens you have anywhere? I've looked but eventually had to go back to 1.0 to check.

bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.0 - Posts: 2301)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 6:54 PM

Curious - on 2.0 is there a way to see the rankings for current and past WPs. Right now, I believe, the only way to see any rankings are just after you take the puzzle.

dyenamite
Dyenamite  (Level: 49.6 - Posts: 669)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 7:45 PM

Any questions on How to write a TS or KB ... you can send my way. Happy to help anyone with anything. PM me or post any questions. The editors are so busy with preparing tournaments etc, it is a good idea to air the little questions here first.I am so excited for everyone on the alpha side of the island. The wait will have been worth it! Game on, everyone! Sharing is caring

bigdavy
Bigdavy  (Level: 131.3 - Posts: 529)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 8:09 PM

I understand about not backing up during WP, but can you still back up when taking quizzes? Sometimes on 1.0, I go too fast and realize too late that I goofed, so I can go back and fix it.

oogie54
Oogie54  (Level: 201.2 - Posts: 1120)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 9:27 PM

I still don't know what that structure on this side of the island is??? It's a pyramid shape with lots of steps going up to the big flat stone tablet on top......I see people being taken up there for some kinda prize, but they never come back. What gives???

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 9:34 PM

Nelly, you can also add your wager tokens and showdown tokens in the header.

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 27th Jun '08 9:37 PM

"I understand about not backing up during WP, but can you still back up when taking quizzes? Sometimes on 1.0, I go too fast and realize too late that I goofed, so I can go back and fix it."

This is specifically why I quit "showing the answer" on the next question as this was pointed out to me - early days of puzzle writing -

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.6 - Posts: 1088)
Sat, 28th Jun '08 7:46 AM

Holy cow! After all this time -- I never knew it was possible to go back and change an answer. Are you serious?

nelly
Nelly  (Level: 172.0 - Posts: 1167)
Sat, 28th Jun '08 7:53 AM

So you can! Thanks Lodi! Must admit, I do miss my Command Center!


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