Game chat. For people who love the game and want to talk about it with each other.
Tournament weekend is fast approaching again. So, here’s some WhamJam tips and tricks to climb the leaderboard.
Guys (and or girls): Time to wax those hands. We estimate an increased swiping speed of 0.02 words per hour with aerodynamic enhanced hairless hands. Get the edge on your competitors.
Girls (and or guys): Say goodbye to that tiger-print stiletto manicure and trim your nails. Long fingernails account for 16% of swiping errors during rapid word-making.
If you’re after:
• More strategic insights
• A team where everyone scores a minimum of 1000
• Some good banter and friendly chat
• A message board where potato chat is banned
Mugsy Bar commented
Lots of comments being deleted.
Marezydoats, I'm on board with all your religious postings here and really appreciate how you've introduced religion on this site full of heathens. May I suggest being a "Pastafarian". Our members have many beliefs. Most of all we believe in The Gospel of The Flying Spaghetti Monster. Much like your religion, we our very supportive of one another and Friday is our holy day with prayers ending in R'amen like ramen noodles! There is so much we share together. Lets talk more.
All the drama is here on uservoice, lol. :)
Sheesh. Looks like there's a lot of conflict and drama in other teams.
I've not been involved in any of this, nor do I wish to be in the context of this game and forum. Whilst I understand the importance of shedding light on these issues and being an advocate for change, these are conversations for the real world.
"But Omnomnom, this is the real world, I'm sitting at my computer or on my phone reading this". Not exactly.
For many people, games, Wordscapes included, are an escape from reality. A chance to take a break, reset the mind, and play with a global community.
You may argue that these issues should be raised everywhere, and no-where has the right to bury their heads in the sand. But everyone has the right to relax, and if you can't do that whilst playing a simple word game, then I don't know what else to tell you.
I hope this will be my only 'serious' post required, as I can assure you WhamJam is free from any political or other topics of conflict.
Laura Christina Warren commented
Charlie, didn't want you to think we don't miss you as well!! So sorry this has all happened.
Laura Christina Warren commented
El, I feel like my other half is missing. 💔 There won’t be any healing until we’re all back together again. Please come home.
This message is for some of our lost players from the Pinoy Clan. The leader was the problem, but we are now free of him on Pinoy Mutineers. Please find us, we are leaving spots open for you! Heisenberg, Barbara, Mac, Lily, Antoinette, Elmo, Linda, Zee, and Jan. We have most of our group there and would love for you to come join us there, no drama, all fun, and we miss you!
Gail Stallsworth commented
Anonymous, I see you here often and I am interested in your WS affiliation. You comment so fervently. I’d like to know where you hail from, despite your desire to remain anonymous. 😊
El, What Inks said. 💔
Charlie, what Harm said. Will miss your quiet charm. Enjoy your time with the Mrs. xo
Charlie, I will look for you here. I will miss your super early morning chats, your warm welcomes to new players, your helpful sharing and encouragement. Mostly I will miss the man who is thoughtful, kind and principled in our team chat. 🤗
Anonymous - missing the point again? This thread is to discuss the Wordscapes game. Stop posting irrelevant statements. Sorry to say it but you are getting boring. And please remember that this is an international game not just American.
NATIONAL KISS AND MAKE UP DAY
National Kiss and Make Up Day reminds us to end the quarrels, arguments, and fights. Instead, come to an agreement with anyone you’ve had a disagreement with on National Kiss and Make Up Day on August 25th.
The midterm elections are approaching during one of the most polarized moments in recent American politics.
A collaborative research project I led on polarized democracies around the world examines the processes by which societies divide into political “tribes” and democracy is harmed.
Based on a study of 11 countries including the U.S., Turkey, Hungary, Venezuela, Thailand and others, we found that when political leaders cast their opponents as immoral or corrupt, they create “us” and “them” camps – called by political scientists and psychologists “in-groups” and “out-groups” – in the society.
In this tribal dynamic, each side views the other “out group” party with increasing distrust, bias and enmity.
Perceptions that “If you win, I lose” grow. Each side views the other political party and their supporters as a threat to the nation or their way of life if that other political party is in power.
For that reason, the incumbent’s followers tolerate more illiberal and increasingly authoritarian behavior to stay in power, while the opponents are more and more willing to resort to undemocratic means to remove them from power.
This damages democracy.
Are Americans now stuck in animosity and anger that will undermine democracy, or can the nation pull out of it?
Charlie- Doofus never took her grievances public, the way you and I have. We will miss you on the chat! xo
Polarization, building for decades, was already intense before COVID-19. Now it’s on steroids – especially with a presidential election just six months away. And at a time when a shared reliance on facts and science is absolutely critical, partisanship and a deficit of trust have made fighting the virus all the more challenging.
“For 40 years, there’s been a growing anti-intellectualism or perhaps populist resentment toward the traditional sources of informational authority – the press, academia, the scientific community, nonpartisan government agencies,” says David Barker, director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University in Washington. “We’ve gotten to the point, egged on by the president for four years, where maybe one-third of the country just does not trust a single word they hear from any of the traditional sources.”
It must be acknowledged that the “traditional sources” sometimes do get it wrong. The mainstream media make mistakes. In 2003, the United States went to war in Iraq based on faulty intelligence over weapons of mass destruction.
But each side now has its own sources of information and its own perspective in interpreting that information – coupled with a healthy dose of distrust of the other side.