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Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Mon, 21st Jul '08 7:25 AM


It seems to me, kind of pointless to start the puzzles completely covered -- wouldnt it be better to start with one square revealed.
I resist putting "a polar bear in Alaska during a snowstorm" everytime.
Just a thought.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Mon, 21st Jul '08 9:04 AM

Apparently, they could start out with the entire picture showing and it wouldn't help me one bit. I suck at this game. But when anybody gives me 25 guesses, I'll be doggone if I won't use some of 'em rather than let 'em go to waste!

Zeedee  (Level: 235.6 - Posts: 1088)
Mon, 21st Jul '08 9:20 AM

I have to agree with Pennwoman. It seems like everytime I check into the game, it has either just been guessed and the correct answer seems to stay on the screen forever, or the new puzzle has just begun and no tile is going to be revealed for a very L--O--N-- G time. It just seems endless--and no fun at all.

Zeedee  (Level: 235.6 - Posts: 1088)
Mon, 21st Jul '08 9:52 AM

At the moment, the correct answer "Ratonneau" has been on the screen for almost three hours. When it finally changes to a new puzzle, how long will it be before a single tile is revealed?? Who knows.

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Mon, 21st Jul '08 9:56 AM

Oh I am completely hopeless at them, I am enjoying reading about the person/place revealed though -- but as Zee said -- it seems long times for revealing first square and removing solved one.

Bbear  (Level: 168.0 - Posts: 2291)
Mon, 21st Jul '08 10:26 AM

I haven't gotten close on one yet, but I keep on trying! I think they are fun.

Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 536)
Mon, 21st Jul '08 11:29 AM

Well the first square has been up for about half an hour now and nobody's guessing! (I have no clue. I'm in awe of people who can get the wheres in one or two tiles.)

Tresgatos  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 4450)
Mon, 21st Jul '08 6:56 PM

I seem to remember reading somewhere that when making guesses, we need to not use any diacritical marks, is that correct? I ask because it appears that for the latest WhoTHAI that the system accepted the accents in Saint Thérèse de Lisieux's name, or? Thanks for any clarification!

-- Geri

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Sploofusmaximus (Editor)  
Mon, 21st Jul '08 7:39 PM

Yes, that's correct Geri. No punctuation or diacritic marks are recognized in the program. For punctuation such as commas and periods this is not so much of a problem as they are "deleted" and the rest of the answer is still accepted. For diacritics the program deletes the whole letter that the diacritic is attached to - leaving an incomplete answer for the program to recognize. Justin has not got around to adding this tidbit of info to the instructions yet.

Tresgatos  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 4450)
Mon, 21st Jul '08 9:49 PM

Thanks very much, Sploofusmaximus!

-- Geri

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3640)
Mon, 21st Jul '08 11:29 PM

I miss the old days when we got unlimited guesses. Then you could waste a lot of guesses on dumb stuff. I know, not very mature, but back in the day, we actually used to sit around sploofus and giggle until we had tears running down our faces. Now we have restrictions and hall monitors.

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Tue, 22nd Jul '08 10:12 PM

See here is the perfect example -- the who was solved around 7pm -- now its 10pm and no change........

Zeedee  (Level: 235.6 - Posts: 1088)
Wed, 23rd Jul '08 7:07 AM

The Buffalo Bill's puzzle didn't change for almost 6 hours. And now there is the lovely 12 question marks. Sigh.........

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