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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Charlie 😊 Good to see you. How are the grands and the leaves? Always wanted to thank you for your efforts in building up PNG; fun times and appreciated how you mentored both new and old players.

    Laura, well done on synching! The Sat AM slot is easier, if one can wait that long.

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    Nice room here. Hi all 😊

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Suddenly the crown on my head no longer fits, such a nice 💞 "obit". Kudos to all the great players I’ve met along the way, those here on UserVoice and all the teammates on PNG. In days prior to teams it was so much fun having that first sync w/ Katz and WSW, adding a new dimension to the game. And it’s been a blast building up a rocking team w/ PNG… just so many great teammates and interactions and hope the help-a-palooza continues! So impressive too, to see how everyone continuously improves in this game! I really do need a break from the game and thus taking a lead from WSW, Kamuela, LION, and maybe more when that dictionary disease afflicts others!

    And the obit was so sweet. Too sweet 🍰 maybe? Thanks for not mentioning things better left unsaid, like the details like how I would trick other teams into synching, ambush synching my own teammates, changing my name in a tourney to hide, or mimicking your name while in the tourney, or …. oh, i better stop 😱 Been a blast 🚀 all.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Charlie, good to see you😀 and thanks! So glad you were able to keep the dictionary. How are the leaves and the grands?

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    and the chocolate never makes it to the ground. Yummy
    😀

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    All good 🤣🤣🤣

    Maybe chocolates then

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Hi Kamuela, excuse any prior incorrect inferences I made based on the non-latin ending of your name. No more flowers for you ;)

    Ditto on phone decompression. Traveling to remote places w/o cell coverage is getting more difficult. And making it harder to tell your co-workers, "I'll be out of data range this vacation."

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Don't be peeking back here bro.

    Listen to that anon inside. Others in your life need you.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    "Feel the bern." Too many cloaks and they catch up.... hard to live that way. How do I suddenly know * is at PF?

    Take a page out of Kamuela's playbook and leave your phone on a beach. Walk away.

    You gave us a truckload of entertainment! Kudos to ya on that front bro. Always on the cutting edge and pushing the envelop. Legacy material for sure.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    I'm Heath.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Big Data has too many screenshots. GGMU 40K+. Ivanka 20K in half a tourney time.
    Umadbro on 'roids. It's crazy. Why? Is it worth it? What's the point?

    You've been too chatty in PMs.... it gets out.

    And while many of us truly like you and the added dimension, be done with this for your own bene..... Listen to your inner Anon.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Deep research gives 99.5% odds of you being Umadbro, Invanka, a zillion Anons, and half the players on the friggin world ranking.

    Move on 'bro. It's not worth it.

    The singularity has begun.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Just a feelin NO17. Sounds like you're in over your head.......

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Yes, troll-free! As if a sudden coincidence. Ditto on eat and sleep... keep those addictions in check for sure.... who else said that?

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Sunshine across the plains and legends are springing forth from the grass, as if always here 🤔.

    The architect of the first super-team suddenly uncloaked.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Kamuela, just curious, do you still find it tempting to do the individual tourneys, such as a Sunday shortened one? Or did you go cold turkey?

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Kamuela, I didn't mean to single you out per se, and sorry about that; there have been lots of other posts from all directions where people make baseless assumptions or accusations of teams (or people) they don't even have visibility into. Gets old.

    In the old days, "back when I was a kid and we had to shovel snow", this place was full of friendly chats, then teams came along and it's become a partial venting space. I hope the friendly vibe can dominate but that's really up to everyone here.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    You know what really pisses me off? 🤯

    That G. Zakarian guy on Food Network TV friggin' wears a suit while cooking and never gets a crumb anywhere. I hate him. 🤮

    Had to vent. Continue on. 😇

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Well done 👍 ET1, WSW and Jugg crew. PF has some issues to work out and glad you all got figured it out. It's a warning for the rest of us on how these scenarios can play out.

    One request all around, can we stop inferring *drama* where we don't even see it?

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Angel, sounds like a fun team tourney and cool you're cutting new ground here. Oh, be sure to let the local 🌹 delivery folks know.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Great job solving that mystery Chef. No idea how you managed to find the player. We've always wondered how someone can start a tourney w/ a lead like that. Would you know if that glitch repeat for the same player, or is it just random?

    -Two Potato

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Can we post a well thought out article about insecurity and see how many people object? Totally digging the posts here from someone I won't name... cuz I don't know! 🤣

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    👀

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Omnomnom, kudos to you and your team for bringing it! Amazing results at such an early stage. Respect 👊

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Yes, good luck all! Kudos to you brave ones!

    🎶🎶 Wake-me-up before you go-go 🎶🎶 🍓🥫

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Hi Frostwood, great you found us here in this little corner of the web. 😀

    Congrats to your team as well. You all had quite a nail-biter with Quarantine Peep for 3rd. Great to see the all the passion and camaraderie here.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing,
    Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;
    So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another,
    Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.

    🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    What a great two team sync with Juggernaut and PersonaNonGrata this weekend. Thanks to all for joining either willingly or not 😉. Twas a blast! 🚀🚀 We had 11 in the indi tourney from the two teams with a drop-in from a roaming free agent (for how long??) as well.... All putting on a show! Team records and personal bests being set across the board! ** No actual potatoes 🥔 🥔 were hurt during this event. **

    For any outsiders here, we're gonna claim the top two teams in wordscapes have gone to battle against one another... if you have a problem with that, bring it on!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Swedish Chef, omnomnom would've appreciated how her potato 🥔 idea has flourished; in a few weeks maybe they'll join. And you must have been sharpening those knives w/ all the potatoes in line. We're enjoying the banter as well, and you're definitely being a pain too (in a good way). I'm quite thrilled you gotta stop in a few hours.... just know that Dragons rest w/ one eye open. 😉

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Swedish Chef 👨‍🍳,
    Improvised recipe w/o a deep frier.
    🥔🔥🐉
    They came out burnt. 🤷🏽‍♂️

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    One more re-post on team sync...

    Great chance to synch with great competition in both indi and Team tournament, now Juggernaut and PersonaNonGrata and any other lookies 👀!

    Synch Instructions to get into the very first tourney of the day:
    - Prior to tourney complete a puzzle except one word, a word you know, and ideally a short word
    - Exit puzzle but stay in the app
    - When tourney icon shows up (watch for it at 3:00pm PST/PDT or 6pm EST) jump into puzzle and enter last word quickly.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Thanks Rocky👍 You as well. 😊

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Rocky, I just recognized the chat culture wasn’t for me. Why stay and let the mis-match ferment? We didn’t fit, we left. I respect people for having their own passions. Life can be like that.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    That potato recipe looks hot 🥵 even for a 🐉

    Hang in there {{WSW 🌺}}

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    One last repost.

    Great chance to synch with great competition in both indi and Team tournament, now Juggernaut and PersonaNonGrata and any other lookies 👀!

    Synch Instructions to get into the very first tourney of the day:
    - Prior to tourney complete a puzzle except one word, a word you know, and ideally a short word
    - Exit puzzle but stay in the app
    - When tourney icon shows up (watch for it at 3:00pm PST/PDT or 6pm EST) jump into puzzle and enter last word quickly.

    Looks like potatoes are off the menu for now. What's the chef have in mind for the new menu?

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Looking forward to a team sync for this weekends tourney. Did I hear we have Juggernaut and WhamJam? Anyone else 👀 peeping in, this is a great chance to meet some new competition.

    Basic setup.... as soon as the tourney starts enter the last word of a puzzle. Here's how:
    - Prior to tourney complete a puzzle except one word, a word you know, and ideally a short word
    - Exit puzzle but stay in the app
    - When tourney icon shows up (watch for it at 3:00pm PST/PDT or 6pm EST) jump into puzzle and enter last word quickly.
    😃

    When we sync this way, we may end up in the same indi tourney as well as team tourney. All welcome!

    What do we call this anyways? A JuggGrataJam? A WhamNonNaut? And did I hear a Swedish Chef will be whipping up some good potato recipes?

    Hope to see you there!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    WSW, somehow it takes longer for the app to know the tourney started if you wait on the puzzle grid. Don’t know why.
    Yes, only takes one person to get team in. Having two provides redundancy in case one person is late. You’re a master at synching of course 😀

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    WSW 👋, synching at *very* beginning is easy if played right. Most players will start a fresh puzzle when the tourney icon shows up thus it takes at least 30 seconds or so to get their first puzzle completed, which leaves a void of people entering immediately when the tourney starts.

    So do this:
    - prior to tourney get a puzzle loaded nearly complete minus one known word (a word you know, ideally 3 letters)
    - exit puzzle but stay on the front page of the app. (You must *not* be on the puzzle grid screen)
    - 1 minute before tourney watch like a hawk for the tourney icon to pop up on the screen. Use a separate computer to keep track of time if it helps focus.
    - When tourney trophy shows up on app screen (at tourney start time), immediately jump into puzzle and complete last word.
    - Voila!

    Syncing w/ Mugsy, Kamuela (we almost had Jeff too) and 2 on SyncTank was proof a few weeks back. At that time it took more than 5 seconds for the indi tourney to fill. Teams synched and all of us in the same indi tourney. Word of warning..... it'll be a really tough indi tourney. Consider it a sacrifice one makes to synch the teams. I'll pass on word to Sync Tank and do hope they can join. I don't know their interest level.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Wordsmithwick, Mugsy:

    PersonaNonGrata is in! Looking forward to this weekend's tourney.
    I'll post the same synch instructions as a few weeks ago day before tourney unless you had an alt plan.

    Maryland, SeriousPlayaz or any other teams wanting to join the fray, most welcome and will be fun to compete w/ other "serious" teams.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Anonymous.... I graciously accept. Super helpful in case my employer ever asks for a real diploma. Can I give thanks??? {{ 🐉clearing throat }}

    Special thanks to songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez and singer Adele Dazeem (thanks most excellent teamies). One day I can only hope to live up to to the Anonymouses who have come before. In the spirit of universal harmony on all chat boards I accept.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Hi 👋 Rocky,

    I can’t resist a bad pun really. Sorry. Finding your April 21st post directed at me appropriate in this instance: “you take sensitivity to a whole new level.“ 🤷‍♂️
    Probably a good time to chill and sing an Elsa song “Let it go 🎼 🎶 Let it go 🎶...”. Be well.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    SilverStar, sounds like a rocky time. I do hope you can make amends at Juggernaut, or find a new spot. All the best!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Well, in any event SS, thanks for today's entertainment. Wish you and your team well in tourney, and consider it a compliment that your team has been the best competition we've had, even if you're not quite ready to play us again.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Fun fact: pressing REQUEST to join another team doesn't cause you to leave the existing team until the new team accepts you. 😀

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Sounds divine SS 😊. One question, what's with the name changes to "DelayedStart"? Feel free to tell us what the actual delay is so we can meet again. We're ready to play at the buzzer. Forgive me, I'm tempted by wanting to try authentic kladdkaka.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Hi SwedishChef.... be sure to look at team PersonaNonGrata. Worldwide coverage, many fun and active players who DO contribute.... and a fun chat room as well. And we sure could use a Swedish Chef 😊

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    @kamuela, I was intrigued since you had "rood". Didn't think all devices did. Curious to your findings! Some of us speculate the dictionary is based on *when* the app was originally installed. Good luck finding the quantum physicists 🙂

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    kamuela, do you get rede / dere / dree, aril / lari / rial ?
    I'm wondering if we have the same dictionary. Not all get those.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    It was fun synch @kamuela. I too put in more play time than anticipated. You're persistent, and somehow in the morning I was always behind! Definitely kudos to the top 4 scoring 17K+..... but we didn't do too bad w/ 14K. Agreed, maybe best not enter at that time slot to sync again other than the entertainment of seeing the other players go at it. In the past we generally synch at an hour or 4 hours after the tourney starts, with still good competition but not as insane. And it was an extra bonus seeing 2 each from some of the teams here :)

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Sorry to have missed ya Jeff. Good try 😀. To sync at start you have to wait outside the puzzle and then jump into puzzle (nearly completed) when trophy shows up (I think, well that's what I did). The synch time window may be more gracious as well since many players will start the tourney w/ an empty puzzle.

    I have noticed the competition if fiercer. I was telling someone yesterday that three really good teams incubated from this chat thread. Kudos to PN👆.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Great to synch with you kamuela 😀. Good job getting that to work on the first time.
    I noticed you bought a vicious wolf with a bite 😏. A shout-out to all who synched 👍

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Request one more time Sadie :)

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    kamuela 👍. Jeff too 👍. Or anyone else looking 👀 in.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Anyone game for a good ol' fashioned sync? As soon as the tourney starts enter the last word of a puzzle. Basic setup:
    - Prior to tourney complete a puzzle except one word, a word you know, and ideally a short word
    - Exit puzzle but stay in the app
    - When tourney icon shows up (watch for it at 3:00pm PST) jump into puzzle and enter last word quickly.
    😃

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    So many great people have met on this thread. The best we can do is to provide the opportunities for people to be with each other. And then it's up to us to choose what fits best.

    Don't stall :)

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    kamuela, if you're looking for a good team you could try SyncTank or Juggernaut. The one I'm on just filled.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    🤔 Sounds like you have to be on the team prior to tourney start. Good to know!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Hi kamuela, were you team hopping, or did you start playing in the very first team you joined?

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Opal, Krash, by all means would be a pleasure to have you both. 🤗

    You too Rhi, team PersonaNonGrata

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Opal, thanks! I meant to shoot for 10101 😉. I was getting a hoot at some of the commentary like "Oh, I just went up one place". Pass that on. We're still here, we'll still be in touch, and figure out some way to cross paths. There's always the good-old-fashioned synch for those not obsessed with crowns.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Nothing to do with sensitivity Rocky.... more about respecting the existing culture at the time and knowing that to remain would just bring out 🐉Snarky Dragon 🐉. I'm resisting. I do wish I had taken the opportunity to get to know the new faces more. Cheers!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    A few of us have started a new team with more of a focus on the word game while still being friendly supportive group. Join us at PersonaNonGrata! All welcome, even trolls..... trolls better be good though 😉

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    You all see the inconsistencies here right? You're quoting scriptures to one player, and telling another player there's gonna be focus on the game. Which is it? How will Juggernaut be managed? I think it's only fair to let players know what to expect. Set your theme and stick to it.

    And Mia, you should go back to the team. I hope my comment didn't put you off in any way and by no means was not my intent. I know many people were lamenting your leaving.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Ditto.. Thanks so much WSW for setting this up and playing host.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    My 2 cents too..... and my favorite comment from Harm: "I thought the intent was for most of us to play together"

    That's my biggest attraction to the team concept. If we hold to that I think we're golden.

    Also, there may be weeks where we know we can't play, and in such case out of courtesy, just drop out of the team for that week and be sure we can let such players back in on the next week, which might mean booting a non-participating type of player, or more likely someone else is consumed w/ LOW/WOW and will also drop out.

    Also curious what others think.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    LCW, great to see you. Ditto what Katz says on help. No one knows if there's a contest for help points or not, but who wants the social shaming associated w/ 0 help points 🤣. Do NOT be that person! (all in fun here... I just joke around a lot).

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Mugsy, so sorry to hear.
    😥😥😥
    Hang in there and stay safe.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Manco.... maybe Uvanka... just maybe. Similar speed and playing hours.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    OMG, WSW.... laughing at the response you got "I'm Old". Sounds like a hoot! It's not SAPPHIRE. Not so uncommon for people to name themselves after their icon.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    'hello' for the most part with the sun icon. Then we all changed to 'hello' with the sun icon and they changed to 'GreenLenses' as if it was too bright in the room (credit to Cheryl for this deduction). No other responses from our inquisitions.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    WSW, we do have a mystery in our sync7. We don't know who's in first. They seem really nice, and a very fast player... changed their name maybe a couple of times, but we're stumped for sure. Ruled out all the usual suspects. Could just be a fast player by chance.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Doofus... maybe Call of Duty? I'm just googling names of games with COD.

    PN, perfect screen names!

    On that note, hats off to all the essential workers out there allowing us to stay sheltered in place! You're all the best!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Ok, I’ll try to summarize our T. A little crazy and clearly showing the effects of CV🦠 with the stay at home orders.

    1. RisingSun 11180
    2. Paradise 10298
    3. hello 9396
    4. ‘Night.TwasFun 8028
    5. Cards 7014
    6. 1-2SlowDown 6808
    7. NiteAlllzzzz 4261

    Themes in names ranged from types of beer 🍺, types of leafy 🥬 greens, and a fun game of “complete the song lyrics”.

    An earlier name from someone at top (I have my suspicions on who💚💙) was ‘HouseOfThe...’ which led to names for two others to be RisingSun and Cards.

    I went to bed past midnight at spot 3 and woke up at spot 4. 😖 It’s a new day and they’re all sleeping now.... muahahaha!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Thx 4 the update WSW, Doofus. Interesting Shroom mystery! Names reflecting the icons do occur once in a while. Ahem, Shell 🤔

    Manco, Charlie, Katz, keep us posted on your Ts.

    SS, thx 4 update and hope all is well! Normally a soar throat isn’t too big of a deal but these days.... sigh

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Darn Mugsy.... i think we missed ya. I'm with Ruffian, "FoldedSheets "??? and crowd... maybe 6 or 7 of us?
    Mugsy, when you first entered tourney, do you remember your initial seed? I had clocked in at 96.... I'm not surprise that we had a split.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    You’re welcome to join us Breaux! Email sent a few days ago with the details. Hope to see ya!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    siamo in un triste sogno 😢

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Agreed Katz.... we do have fresh air and cheap gas

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    տվեք ինձ ձեր բոլոր հեռախոսները

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    ikaw ba ang nagpalo sa akin

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Tha cluich le sgeinean cunnartach

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    여보세요

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    i deserve that katz.... yep. From the emoji's, you can't tell the difference. 🍺 ☕️

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    m-u-g-s-y. Five letters with 's' and 'g'. What do I win?

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Mugsy, alright, now we know it's really you 🥃, you've passed the official authentication step! I should've had Ruffian authenticate by saying she likes decaf coffee best. A lost opportunity. By the way Mugsy, you're the reason I don't have a green jewel at this moment...... I'm not holding any grudges though.... i'm not, i'm not!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Mugsy, Ruffian: 👍

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Mugsy... yeah, totally essential! 🥃🥃👍 Any city w/o sanitation would be disastrous, let alone NY! Where does it all go? Oh, and stay safe!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Mugsy, are you a mechanic? Auto and bicycle repair shops have been declared essential in our area. Pretty much anyone supporting transportation is essential here.

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    Charlie, thanks for the thoughts especially with regards to those younger ones. Most of the youngsters here understand. Though, I hope you're being careful around all those beaches in FLA. If nothing else, I'm sure your wife will keep an eye out for you in the event of all hazards present there.

    We all get triggered by different subtleties. MZD, since you were asking about which comment may have been offensive I can share this from my perspective:

    ".... televised Coronavirus update led by President Trump."

    (Sorry Shell, MZD was earnestly looking for clarity here.) And not just because his press conferences lack proper social distancing but really his leadership has been completely lacking (IMO) over the last several months so I do take offense at "led by.....". Probably just best to leave his name out of this forum since Shell does't want us talking about politics, and I'll just respond much like others would about sports. I do hope some normalcy is returning to you and your family in the Nashville area.

    WSW, prayers 🙏with you while they work on your diagnosis. Clarity would be nice to have in such a situation. Glad your flu seems to be nothing more than a flu. Did they ever offer to run CV19 tests?

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Katz, ugh.... sorry to hear that! May 5th is a long ways out! :(

    Charlie, if a local facility here were to offer CV-19 testing with blood donations, they'd be flooded with donors. I can see their concern.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Just a little more info.... new cases in our county today up to to 189, an increase of 14, but less than the increase of 20 yesterday. Shelter in place orders remain in affect. But they let us out to go shopping and exercise and essential work, which includes construction, house maintenance, banking, biotech and a few other industries.

    I saw 4 police today, but in unusual locations. 3 at the local supermarket. One at Starbucks. We're allowed to go to these places but we cannot linger..... you'd probably get cited for a misdemeanor if you sat down to enjoy your coffee.

    In perspective, I think we have it better than NY and WA where the numbers look quite a bit higher.

    Oh, and a piece of advice for those not yet in shelter and place locations: Get your haircuts and mani/pedis while you can!

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    Kudos to all those who can donate blood at this time.

    In the county I live people w/ symptoms and known contacts are not able to get tested. And even w/ 175 cases in our county, we all know that number is far under-represented due to the lack of testing.

    My political radar is going off at this moment MZD. I'm sure you meant your comment well, but from many of our perspectives, Trump has not at all been a leader in this crisis. He's been rather late to the game.

    Here's an in depth story from the New York Times highlighting how the FDA gave a flue researcher in the Washington state area (one of the early hot-spots) a cease and desist order after discovering Coronovirus in one her samples.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/10/us/coronavirus-testing-delays.html

    It's a fascinating story of how something that should have been treated as a crisis was not.

    I'm glad the President is finally starting to take this, at least on the surface, a little more seriously. Many in my area have been speculating that he's wanted to cull the herd. Please understand that many of us have different opinions on this topic.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Mugsy, did you get my note from last week that you need to synch 4 seconds earlier? Also, your icon is similar, so maybe that's how Shell noticed? Watch out, Shell is very perceptive; probably reads minds too; be careful! 🤣🤣

    Thanks for the update RUFFIAN, sounds like a fun tourney!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Nice to have a short tourney with you Shell. Crazy times.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    I wasn’t planning to play much either. The late start time was appealing.

    Wonder what we’re hoarding today. Purple hair dye you say??? Gotta get me some 😂😂😂

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    LOL. I popped in 4 seconds late on purpose, thinking you wouldn't be your usual 3 seconds late ( I think you said you normally popped in 3 late) .... no sign of DocRonnie though.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Don't forget dunnyHoarder🇦🇺

    Mugsy's Frenrir reference is one scary creature. Will cause most players to hide.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    And suddenly I’m craving Popeyes Chicken even though I’m vegan. Manco’s fault!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    What’s with people buying out all the water 💦 at Costco? Are they gonna bathe in Evian?

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    That 🇦🇺 dunny paper video (akin to our Black Friday shopping madhouse) made made water cooler talk here! You Aussies always good for 😂😂😂

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Can we sue a virus?

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Not just this room that got quieter..... traffic is lighter too here in Silicon Valley. Apple told their employees to work from home.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Almost went 24 hours w/o a post. The silence was deafening.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    WSW, I'm envious of Harm's avatars. Don't know when we will all get them 🤷‍♂️
    SHELL🇦🇺, thanks for the encouragement LOL

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Sync2 update:
    - Mugsy 9792
    - Dragon 6707
    - Leann 4251

    There's still 10 minutes for me to pounce. Watch out Mugsy! I have this feeling Mugsy went easy on me :)

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Quick update.... Mugsy and I traded a few dragon-like names....last night we each had about 6K and MUGSY was nice enough to let me hold the lead for the night. Apparently done messing around MUGSY is up to 9K+ at the moment, fun to watch. WOW/LOW on the agenda for me today. Don't hold back Mugsy!

    Have fun all and thanks for the updates on Sync6, oh, Sync7 now. It looks like your mushroom revealed! I'll be more careful about stepping on mushrooms now.

    A little local news here: the county I live in has 30 cases of CoronaVirus now. No problem getting into the normally busy haircutting place.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Ruffian, sure! Feel free to use that contact info. Is it coffee o’clock now?

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    Mugsy, yes, please take as many naps and meal breaks as you like 😀 Very impressive lead out!

    And congrats to sync 6! Keep the updates coming.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    I see ya Mugsy!!! I ran an experiment.... I synched 4 seconds late. Next time you should sync 4 seconds earlier. Good to see ya in the tourney!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Mugsy, I see ya!!! I ran an experiment.... I went 4 seconds late to see what would happen.

    You'll want to go 4 seconds earlier next time.

    For now we're stuck with each other 😀 Will be fun!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Wow Katz, you reported this within 2 minutes of occurrence. The news hasn't even carried it yet!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Sure enough Katz, 5.5 mag just south of the border

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    💕💞💓 to MZD and WSW during these times. And to you as well DOOFUS with the recent passing of your Mom; really is a good reminder that our times with loved ones Is limited and it’s always good to spend time with those we love while we can.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Totally agree “Doofus” syncing is way better than crownlust! I’m just beat from last weekend 😀
    Y’all go for it. Keep the updates coming. 👍

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    MANCO, CHARLIE, after I pass Ivanka around the 4K mark she pulls a Dragon move and pounces! I couldn’t keep up and was too beat 🥵 to be clocking rates. Seems she does not sleep either! Hilarious when EC changed her name to "uNeedANap" 😂😂😂 Anyone else here with a free weekend wanna chase her? Could be fun! MUGSY? Shout out to ya w/ your 1165 mph rate. Charlie, I don't think she was Umadbro. Near the end, she chatted in a fun encouraging way; and even with a 5K+ lead her chat name was "scaredToLose”; like really, you have a 5K lead, you’re faster and you’re *scared* to lose!?!?! She gets 20K in a T starting on a Sat Morning! Coincidence that she shows up on our mega sync?

    Manco, usually my relaxed alter-ego dominates..... unless you're around breaux :)

    I couldn't tell who persistent (OWL) was either. I thought Charlie.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Mugsy, we needed you last week to deal with Ivanka! Hope ya make it this week. 😀

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Hi 👋 Doc, my clock with time.is is within 1/100 of a second. Would be good to compare with SHELL🇦🇺. Shell, what’s your time.is offset as compared to the offset you use to enter a tourney? I think you mentioned jumping in a few seconds prior to sync time.

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    ** Scroll down a couple of pages for EC’s report, well worth a read! **

    EMERALD, not only have set you’ve some kind of new bar on cloaking, but on writing-up a tourney report. If anything please do not hold back, I could’ve read more! Your writing style conveys such contagious energy; priceless how you captured the moment of syncing; checking in and #98 and then anxiously looking for friends. If it had been  💚💙🏈💙💚 season we’d see at least another page, and it would’ve been worth it!

    A word of warning for anyone who does sync w/ EC: your score will go down. You will be caught in a Name-Change-Chat-Vortex (commonly referred to as NCCV) trying to keep up with the messaging, a battle you will lose, but will always enjoy. Great to see ya back here again!

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    INKS, I was about to get red carpet, orchestral music, and drum rolls. The 20000 you referenced was for the level you were on and not the points. Something about being bored with the repetition.... This is the exact kind of then Ivanka might say LOL. I remember we were trying to synch in January, and then I had dropped out for a bit and didn't see ya here after that, so it really is great to see ya again!

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    HARM, DOOFUS thanks for keeping track of things.... A daunting task in this tourney!

    CHARLIE, It was EC and Manco doing the tag teaming. I was doing WOW stuff (nice term by the way SHELL AND WSW) and had changed to a non-dragon name. It was one of those days where screen names were changing so frequently it was hard to keep track of who's who. EC was getting the best of Manco though Manco may have thought it was me based on some of his in-game names changes. I was hesitant to speak up... just too funny to watch really 😂😂😂. I did my best to play catchup on Sunday and join them, though Ivanka was just too much for any of us! Thanks again for getting the crowd together CHARLIE 👍 for a fun tourney; you set the record for recruitment!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Gotta flush out Ivanka, here goes! Since WSW has outed Inkspiration as being in the tourney, here are a few of INKS prior posts before we lost her in the facebook abyss:

    January 25: “my night owl took over and I blew everyone out of the water in the wee hours. Taking a break now to check out the game chat”

    “the raccoon-racoon thing drives me NUTS!”

    Jan 19: “Well, kind of a boring T. Won easily with 7,000 ish points. “

    Jan 12: “Yup lots of repeats which is just lazy programming lol. Think I’m past 20,000…”

    Jan 12: “Yay. Not a crazy high-scoring tournament so I’m comfortably in lead with 6,000.”

    Forgive me INKS, but come back and talk to us! We're fun here too :)

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    WSW, I had no idea INKS was in. What name was she using, Ivanka? IvaNKa? Do tell! Not trying to start a rumour... but yes, trying to start a rumor 😂

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Harm, Katz, also in the scarlet club here. LOL at fanfare Harm!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    docronnie, there's a website called "time.is" which shows the precise time in seconds. It helps if you can watch time.is at the same time you're using the app, so if you're on a phone with Wordscapes you may need to run time.is on a computer. As long as you can see the precise time while you're in the Wordscapes app. Seeing the seconds does help.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Ruff.... you also made top 200 Worlds And TX is a big state too! WTG

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Hi DocRonnie 👋, we use the website time.is for precise timing. If you suspect a slow network connection you might try releasing a second or two earlier. Experiment. Next week try one second earlier, then two seconds the week after. Good luck!!

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    Manco, it's something we wouldn't know about... "Life Outside of WordScapes"

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    @Manco: 👀 👀

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    Manco... yes, this really was a great tourney! Thanks so much for hosting this Charlie, and I appreciate how you defined it as not having to be about crown points, or in other words, like the last stage of the Tour De France.

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    Manco, there's still time for one final sprint... just sayin! Get loaded up on wine first of course!
    There's no way I could catch Ivanka. Was good to have her in the room and nice she chatted with us.

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    I'm gonna out Ruffian.... On Worlds brilliance at 191! Busted! 😀

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    LCW was being tossed about as a theory. Mugsy could be pretending to have not synced. Or how about that "Chris" guy who out-Manco'd our breaux! And then always UMB, but I thought Ivanka had changed titles to "FeelTheBern" (or am I confused?) and UMB wouldn't know our politics. LOL. Such the mystery! Oh, and the Maria theory too. Hope the big 3 networks carry this breaking story!

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    WSW, I had morphed out of Page*Rocks (12th place at one point), and managed to pass Ivanka around the 3K mark and then we went back and forth for a little bit, mostly me going back and her going forth. She proceeded to climb the rest of the ladder to first in rather quick time. Not sure if she (or he? you never know!) was using mega coinage, or just faster, or both. Anyways, still good to be out here. Something to talk about.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    WSW, best wishes with Mom. So good you're there for her! Ditton on the 'reunion'! Should do these megasyncs once in a while.

    Harm, I'm guessing RUFFIAN is serving up breakfast, who's always having coffee on Sunday morning. Set your clock to it.

    My word of the day. BANSHEE

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    G'evening Shell🇦🇺, Good morning all. I was thoroughly enjoying ducking out for a bit and playing as PageXRocks watching BreauManco talking to 1 as if they were me; priceless 😂. Nice avatars Harm's, baby dragon is my fav. And hats off to Ivanka... quite the speedster. Charlie, we got some work to do 😳. Manco, if you're still running the limo service, give the device to your passengers to play while you drive! Ya doing great there, keep up the chase!

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    No idea Shell. They may have a similar sleep schedule as you, or they just went out and enjoyed the day somewhere in the US. Another mystery.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    They were Page3Rocks earlier. Sometimes you gotta look down the list.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    G'night Charlie!!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Shell 🇦🇺  To fill you in, its Cleanliness over clarity. We are in a coronavirus free gathering! Keep those phone screens sanitized everyone!

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    And the mimosa brunch crowd has woken up! Synctastic!

    HARM, I think it's breaux "Swanco". And I'm definitely NOT the political person. I think they don't realize that whatever they post has the opposite effect.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Goodnight Zan. We have ☕️☕️☕️ you know; [edit] Sorry to miss ya in the synch! I can't see crowns on anyone..... does anyone else?
    Hi 👋Harm! Doofus, yes! Katz made it. She's gonna be a night owl later I bet.

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    And now "FeelTheBern". One confused voter for sure. Shell🇦🇺, I almost would've guess it was you if you weren't so busy playing host! Just tell me it's not UMB.

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    DocRonnie, did you make it? I see "ItWorked" with the Moon.
    HARM, did you make it? In hiding?

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Passin ya some ☕️☕️☕️ Shell🇦🇺 Synccess!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    An OPAL pops up! 👋👋👋 Anon-chat and Ivanka are mysteries! [edit] And a 'Swanco"!, who could that possibly be 👋👋👋 [edit again] And now PN 🤗!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Mugsy 😮 That's amazing!

    Jason, thanks! Good to see ya, and sorry about playing the whole "Let It Go" thing last week not realizing RIFT is a punk band 😂. I gotta check that out!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Well, NOT DRAG has changed to NOT DOOF. Shell??? 🤔
    And "Smell the Pro...", what is pro... That darn 14 character limit 😤 And I see a Sap_HiChat 🤗

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    Maybe Shell is the Moon icon NOT_DRAG.... And I see katz and GeezerBait at the end, apparently enjoying mimosas and a nice Saturday brunch.

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    Darn Cheryl... I was thinking the anon palm tree was you.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    I think I'm in a slightly small room. Still 👀 lots of CHATZ! Playing as JettieQueen for a bit since that's a player Charlie and I encountered in a prior tourney. Hi Jeff!!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    So sorry Mugsy! One day, one day!

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    WSW, gonna need plenty of mimosa 🥂 to go around!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    👀

    Whats this about reserving positions? Can I get an aisle seat in the first 15 rows, economy class. A few drinks, and WiFi. Charlie, if we sync I’ll be sure to use a name you’ll recognize.

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    Charlie 👋👋👋, good game story there. Persistence is a huge factor in the game. You just never know what the other person is doing with in their regular life. There've been a few tournaments where I know I'll be busy when the tourney ends and I build a lead in hopes of warding off challengers. But that strategy doesn't work well against the people here!

    Congrats HARM on the win! Glad you were there to take care of Kandace for the team!

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    D'oh! I thought it was 30 minutes... I kept going. Ooops. Good race all!

    Thanks for hosting the race Shell.

    Jason, Welcome aboard!!!! Good to have synched with ya. Didn't know who you were for quite the time.

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    Harm, wishing I had held out four your witty response. Digging the tour of the new icons you’re sporting. I did want to comment earlier. Still, I don’t have access to these luxury items. And I assume that’s Doofus right close to you? My playing time is limited so it’s likely a race between you all, so keep to it!

    Shell🇦🇺, I was tossing around the name ❄️ Elsa.LetItGo as well, more aimed at rift since it’s a great song for adversity. Funny that you had me in the room but as a different person 😂.

    Katz, oh yeah, SoB 🤣!! We were 95% sure it was Shell; most of the questions and riddles were related to 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺

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    Katz, so true... Karma!

    Ok, so a while back Shell came into a game with the name “Cloaked”, and Jeff, Sapphire and I were trying to figure out if this mystery person belonged to our group or if that was just their name. And then, drumroll please, name change to “_Cloaked” with a leading underscore! Name changes are always a “tell”, but still the mystery of “who” remained for almost the whole tourney! Riddles and guessing games were the whole theme of the tourney that week. After much fanfare, Shell🇦🇺 finally uncloaked and set the record, still unbroken, for how long a cloak lasted.

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    And Shell🇦🇺, you called me Manco! While I was dressed as Elsa. I need therapy.

    Just a little payback for ya Shell🇦🇺 from your last cloak.

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    Shell 🇦🇺, a tortoise? You saw a turtle and thought of me? Noooooooo!! LOL. I’m not into “rifts” but I do find your commentaries entertaining! Keep them coming!

    Mugsy, what a great family activity idea, to pass around the Wordscapes Tourney device.

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    Maybe Kirsten is in the Saturday reset group vs Sunday and thus has a one day head start??? I wasn’t paying close attention.

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    Emoticons please Shell!!! 👻👻👻

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    Shell 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺 Would you bring some Tim Tams next time! We don't get them here! And why is it that every time I go into a Tourney I'm all paranoid and scouting for ya in disguise?

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    WSW, I would've responded sooner but I was authenticating your 15:02 post. So you're saying it was Psalms 51 and not aliens? Dang, I wasn't even close. 🤷‍♂️ Glad your ticker is still cranking in perfect rhythm! It can be tough to deal w/ a bunch of trolls and grown adults in a chat room during a politically charged era without the usage of a like button, multiple threads, and back-channel messaging. What could possibly go wrong? Maybe we all could use some of those chill-pills SilverStar's got. There's always the option of just hanging out, playing and letting the adults figure things out for themselves. I'll never forget the warm welcome you gave me when I first joined and putting up w/ my antics. Cheers! 🥂

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    Doofus, by all means, yes, lets talk! Keep the link, leave comments, grab the e-mail. I never consider myself an artist, more of a hobbyist, but I'm game to see what you have going and compare notes. Cool! And like Katz, I enjoy your posts and presence here! :)

    And TonyG, good to see ya back, even if for just a bit, or even longer too! Miss seeing your posts.

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    Katz :)

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    Katz, totally ok! I wanted to mention it to you as well. Look for the owls :)

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    Sapphire, yeah, a slightly taller version with the sun at the right angle! LOL. My contact info is in the comments.

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    Sapphire, good detective work! Yeah, definitely be cautious on publicly posting that number! You would think they have a moderation ability, e.g. kick a truly bad actor out of the group.

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    LEGION OF BOOM. In! If you do What'sApp keep me posted! Now if I could only play a musical instrument.
    And that's just flat out mean of maria to do. Doesn't deserve all caps!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    EC, as an experiment, I just impersonated Manco. (Sorry Breaux!). In the name of science!

    EC, For your imitation comment at 15:21 today, click on the name "Emerald City". You'll see a series of historical comments from the impersonator.

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    Oh, this is fascinating! Will the real EMERALD CITY please stand up!
    EC, if I click on your posts at 19:29 and then your one at 15:21 earlier today, I see two different sets of comment history as if they're different users! Weird. You have an impersonator.

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    YAY, EC is back in the house! No worries, it's fine to bug out for a while....even better to come back too! Kind of like a revolving door. In the past I've gotten a message response or two lacking a smily face, and completely devoid of any other emoticon for that matter, which made we wonder if I had crossed a line. Bad Dragon! Just gotta roll with it sometimes and maybe be a little more cautious, but not too cautious, cuz sometimes you do want to hold your ground. I must say I'm bummed by the departure recent peeps here, and all over what should be little things, but then really obviously not; there's always the possibility of just visiting occasionally or popping in for synchs. And my gawd, maybe we can put up with our differences too instead of trying to play moderator on minute details!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Spot on Doofus on so many levels. Hope to synch w/ you one day!

    KATZ, "idyllic" is the ultimate! I can handle about two days worth before getting something like cabin fever.

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    I played incognito this tourney and came in second w/ 10Kish and just enjoyed. It's not always about winning; though now add MUGSY to the list of people I have 👑crown 👑 envy of. Looking forward to syncing in a couple of weeks as we're hoping to snowshoe while we still have the chance.

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    MANCO, keep us posted! Curious what your score looks like when really pushed, though maybe you have too much snow or real life things this weekend? I'm not sure who I feel more pain for, you or Chris 😱

    Doofus, my countdown is 10pm PST. Maybe PF's staggered times are intentional, but still a bummer.

    KATZ, I so how crown envy! No chance of rubys for me until next week.

    oPPPPPPPPal.... OMG! An extra P for every day of the week.

    Jeff... good to see ya back! Miss the old timed events you would do.

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    Nice going Opal!! Sounds odd that some scores resets while others do not. Last week I noticed my ranking jumped and a bunch of people were gone. Could be they start a day ahead. 🤔 Congrats again!

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    🇦🇺 Shell 🇦🇺 knows! Master at riddles. 🎱 8️⃣🕗

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    I cannot edit your posts either Opal. Darn. I can edit mine though.

    [edit] Like this! Hi Shell ! 🇦🇺
    [edit again] Opal at 🎱 way to go!

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    WSW, perhaps this person doesn’t realize it but many of us have a serious gag reflex towards such imagery. Each time they post an innocent message we get to see something that repulses us. Edit: in case you need more info, such imagery is a reminder of mass shooting at both schools and work. And ditto on what Katz said regarding the making of political comments.

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    (( 🌹🌹🌹Sapphire 🌹🌹🌹 )) Happy Valentines Day!! Sorry to hear the FB drama. The fb platform can have more drama than I care for. Definitely keep in touch here as often as you like. Cheers!

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    OPAL, yep, looks like your heater is still out. Way to get into the top 10!

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    Brilliance rankings reset 10 pm PST Sunday night. Not a great time, unless your in the U.K., or AUS but worth checking out. Last week there was slop after the reset, much like when a tourney starts and someone has a 500 point lead. But yes, we should try the brilliance ladder just as it resets 😀

    Congrats to those in the world top 200! I’m lurking around 10K.

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    Katz, diggin’ your one liners here and elsewhere 😂😂😂. I just hate MRIs. Gets me all claustrophobic. Hope all is well!

    Silver star, good to see your new uniform!

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    Harm, good to see you after last weeks tourney and back-at-ya. It was much more fun with your company! I haven’t seen the mystery safari yet. Nice to be in a context where we can use more than 14 letters to chat.

    MUGSY, yep, I do see you. And a perfect pic too!

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    Manco, I still have the 6S as well. Great phone. Find the screen with the DAILY PUZZLE button and, then look for the circle w/ the 123 on the lower right and click that. If not there, turn your phone off, then on, and try again.

    Opal, so your heats on and yet you're still climbing? #16! Woo hoo!

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    Opal, what’s with Kristen at number 1 with 175K points? I ask because that’s her exact score in the last week. Kind of a big glitch to have someone stuck in the top spot. Stay warm Opal!

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    Opal, your definition of “no one plays” is different than mine. Using a conversion rate of 2.6 T points to brilliance points, you’ve scored 17000 T points since Sunday night 10pm. Enjoy a walk! Take a break. LOL. BTW, that conversion rate is based on my last T, but not sure it’s similar for everyone.

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    Manco, if you don’t mind, what username should I be looking for on the world 200 list. No pressure to make the list of course 👌

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    Opal, my app name is usually Dragon. Near the end of the last T I made the weekly world 200 list. At 10pm Sunday night the rankings reset and poof, I’m off of it. It takes a ton of energy to make that list. Kudos to those who do! And while I enjoy seeing you the list OPPAL, go easy..... do we need to reach out to WSW for an intervention?

    And if you’re mentioning speed demons, include Breau Manco! Wish I was “illy” the weekend we played!

    Manco, please don’t forget ETA. Lol. Some Greek letters work. Oh no more hints for you ... you’re already scary fast.

    OPAL, glad you test your SW. So important in the auto industry. The web developers can get away with slop. 😟.

    And Thanks for “trusting” me, it’s mutual.

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    OPAL, oh my. I do see you on the weekly worlds and you're moving up! You're the amazing one. I really don't know how you keep the endurance up on this especially after a weekend tourney. Anyways, now I can check the weekly world's and rout for ya! Go OPAL go! The mystery of who is FUCheatersBoards remains.

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    Thanks for the kind words all, appreciated! If this happens again, I need an intervention. That new ranking system adds a bit of addiction factor that maybe is better kept away from, and again, so nice that OPAL was in a VS, and I know her reputation for ppppersistence.

    CHARLIE, so good to see you again! Not sure if you saw my prior message, but I felt bad abandoning you with JettieQueen. Way to pull one out for the chat group! If you're looking for unsolicited advice, I took an indirect lesson from OPAL, CHERYL, RUFFIAN, EC and several others here on the importance of persistence. Sometimes little things help, like stay hydrated, avoid burnout, and adhere to a strict sleep schedule because it's really hard to put the game down when in the 'zone' that DOOFUS mentioned and then the next day is like a bad hangover and you could miss the Oscars too :(

    MZD, I usually don't play during the week.... I'm hoping to not get caught up in the new weekly ranking thing.

    KATZ, my slight fever was just enough to keep me inside, but not bad enough to impact the game too much. Suddenly I'm better today. Hmmmmm. Oh, and thanks for trying to straighten out PF. Tell us how that goes.

    ZAN, Yeah, this world/state ranking system is weird. I waited up til 10pm PST when the weekly ranks reset, and while the reset did happen, there were people with 16000 points right out the gate. PF has some glitches to work out. It could be the ultimate sync time though. Imagine if we all started a couple hour competition just when the weekly rankings reset, and then used the weekly ranking board as the scoreboard. Not sure it would work, and the the 10pm PST Sunday night reset is inconvenient for many of us, but could be fun to try.

    Does anyone know who the person on the worldwide leader board is with the title FUCheaterBoards? Just caught my eye..... I'm sure it's no one here, or ?????

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    Ah, I got MANGY too..... in the "magnify" puzzle. Thinking of ya MANCO. Sorry, but it stuck since WS mentioned it.

    OPAL (good job on your score in VS and thanks for the virtual company which definitely helped!), and anyone else in the virtual sync since 7:00 yesterday, my accumulation was 10.8K. I'm slightly sick.... stuck at home and bored. And yes OPAL, I used a few coins... towards the end of the T my coin burn rate was close to the coin earn rate. And KATZ doesn't like that my hints cost 50.

    For my tourney, great to have HARM's company and nice to meet you and glad we synced. CHAT 2! Nice last hour for you as well. Normally I'm a lazy dragon and you caught me on a more active T. As far as repeat words, yes, I saw new words which then repeated. It's like a slightly different set of repeating words than in prior Ts. Results, which I will likely never achieve again:
    23600 - me
    7009 - SlowDownPls (formerly known as rex)
    5750 - Harm

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    CHERYL.... oh cool!

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    Way to go RUFFIAN! Woo hoo!

    Also, shout out to the person named HARM in my tourney who has been supportive in chat, and playing quite well themselves. They may not see this, but just wanted to toss it out there in case.

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    What happens to the brilliance ladders if we travel across state lines? Strangely my ranking in the CA weekly improved overnight while I was not playing, as if a bunch of gamers went to lesser populated states to improve their rankings. 🤔 Wyoming looks nice.... small population and beautiful scenery. Tempting.

    SS, stay safe during the storm and hope you get well soon. Head colds suck, but way to make the best of it. I'm in a similar boat.

    PN, on the positive side, they have an activity to keep the mind going. Something to be said for that, though I hope they're getting visits from family and friends.

    CHERYL, thanks for update on Chat5. Really, up for grabs given the cast there.... could go any way. I haven't seen EARLIER this T, but have had the CANNOT/CANTON puzzle too many times. And somehow the word LYRIC has thrown me off twice now. I should learn.

    OPAL (and any others in the unsynched), keep on trucking! I'm up about 5.

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    OPAL, in our virtual sync (VS), i'm up 2300. Keep me posted tomorrow on how much catching up with you I need to do :) Have a g'night all.

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    PN, yes, I remember that. I thought it was pretty even. I'm liking this name LANDSHARK. Sounds so threatening.

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    I'm digging this JEFF conspiracy theory about him working at PF. Oh my, I feel bad commenting behind his back.... maybe the 30 minute timed sprints was a form of beta testing and we were all guinea pigs? I mean this all in fun of course. Another person I miss seeing here!

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    OPAL, a MANCO virtual sync, yes! Though, wasn't he a bit sneaky? Hmmmmmm. Anyways, I'm up about 1318 since we started at 10 EST. Many hours to go! How's yours doing?

    My current score is 14092...... The others in my T stopped around 3K, though now are starting to compete for 2nd and 3rd. On the software stuff, that's exactly it, I know too much about how it works, and am therefor very concerned. They system has too many errors and influences.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Thanks WSW! Will add some fun to the game. I would virtually play against you in the California brilliance board, but you're just way too far ahead.

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    Katz, I get it.... my regular facebook account has a bunch of friends that I've unfollowed because I get tired of their political diatribes mixed in with their social messages. I only use it to have a way to connect, but never check regularly. I even lied about my birthday, figuring that it can only lead to ID theft; at first a bunch of friends would wish me Happy Birthday at the wrong time of year... it was kinda funny.

    Would you like to try a Jeff style sync? I'd be game. I can jump on a phone with your dictionary, and that annoying piggy bank?

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    KATZ, to be clear, we were going for a virtual sync til end of tourney as opposed to a 30 minute timed Jeff-style sprint. Not sure if that came across given the pre-conditioned behavior for these timed events. Do you get the feeling we need to get facebook? Did you figure out a way to create a game account on it?

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    Oh, you're ready KATZ..... a couple of minutes isn't gonna make a difference :) No excuses.

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    OK, good luck! Take screen shots or somehow record your starting score so that you know the delta with the ending score at the end of the tourney! VIRTUAL SYNC!

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    KATZ, yes, five minutes now. OPAL wanted sooner...... I'm trying to deliver :)
    Those crank batteries might come in handy one day.

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    MANCO, just turn your phone on and off. Do NOT delete the app. LOL.
    OPAL, I can start earlier too. How about at 7:00 PST / 10: EST in 10 minutes... Katz?
    Join us MANCO!

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    OPAL, lol, I was hoping you would pick a time.... Ok, how about 8:00? Katz, glad you can join! Anyone else is also welcome.

    MANCO, I power cycled my phone and then I was able to see the brilliance thing. Finally, that brilliance thing has a purpose.

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    OPAL, how about this.... lets pick a start time, and them we will compete using the delta of our final scores from the start time we choose.

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    OPAL, that be great if it works out. I sort of have a head start. I've had a mild fever this weekend, just enough that I can't leave the house much and then have all this free time to sink into the game. At the moment I'm chasing to get into the weekly top 200 brilliance points for the state of CA. This is a bit of a challenge since I don't play at all during the week. I do see WSW up there, or at least someone else named Wordsmith. It's interesting to go through the "world" top lists too. I do see LCW, cheryl and emerald. LCW is obviously the one we know, but not sure about cheryl and emerald. So many famous people!

    Best wishes CHAT5. Keep us posted!

    [edit] Thanks WSW for playing messenger!

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    OPAL, hows the tourney going? Do you want to do a virtual tourney (similar to the one you and Manco did earlier) given neither of us synched? By the way, Bro MANCO, where are you?

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    Bummer.... sorry to see the posts from Amy and Shell. Hope to see you all again.... just drop in any time, announced or not!

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    Congrats to Chat4. Maybe I was early? I synced in at #99 and not sure that I see anyone. I do see a 'ginger'. PN? There is a "MrsRidgway" who is playing at a good clip and will keep me from being lazy.

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    Wow! Congrats to the famous people! PF just cranked up the addiction knob. I was probably better off not seeing this list.

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    Inks, looking forward to syncing with you as well! Yes, lets hope this works... always hit or miss.

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    WSW, still kind of curious what your doc would be thinking. Miraculous that a heartbeat of 30 years would just change, and in the way you want. Watch out for UFOs, the aliens may want to study you.
    Laggin Dragon was a poor choice of final screen names.... I was just so busy packing and never changed once in the car.

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    Inks, that works for me! Thanks for proposing a time.

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    Hey Opal! Katz, I did not know that.... I should've headed straight to Vegas at that point. (Twas in Death Valley)

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    Huggggzzzz KATZ! I'm inspired by your grocery store story. I did see a pair of great horned owls and a road-runner on the trip. Trying to throw in some bird talk in lieu of sports :)

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    Hi all... long time! Ok, just a couple of weeks, but feels longer. I had disconnected from both coffee and the internet for over week while on a road trip and just now starting to get back into it. So much crap out there on the net, so not much to miss really, other than this comfie corner of friendliness and sanity.

    Congrats WSW on your improved heart rhythm. Rather amazing really! Would love to know what your doc is thinking. Seems they would have a hard time knowing where to ablate if your heart has no abnormal beats. Wonderful news for sure. By the way, someone gameified heart rhythms. Fun to play and educational too: https://www.skillstat.com/tools/ecg-simulator

    CHARLIE, congrats on taking out jettieQueen. (I know, that's really old news now). Impressive. She probably had to pay for wi-fi while in flight.

    I may try syncing on a Friday time slot if anyone else does.

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    Moi? Updates? Ok, here goes. JettyQueen makes sporadic jumps, as if going through metal detectors, boarding lines and putting up with people placing baggage overhead while trying to anagram. Gotta be tough. The tarmac may be her last chance for an early run, so wake up people and take advantage of her long flight! WSW, this is your chance to make a big run! And then there's "...MoSpeedo" (I really do prefer leaving off the first few characters) has morphed into TalkingWife..... how exactly does such a transition work? I really don't wanna know, but i think it has something to do hot babes with dogs at the grocery store. WSW, agreed about Thalia.... she could be a competitor.

    Well, I'm shortly off on a road trip and won't have access to the game.... I'm hoping my 1K points holds out for 20 👑👑👑. Have fun all!

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    I do see WSW and dare I say “...MoSpeedo”. Sorry to have missed you Cheryl. And someone named jettyqueen had a quick start and stopped at 200.

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    Congrats to new and old syncers! And sympathies to all those affected by the fires present and past.
    I’m 👀, but not in. I have a guess though. I hoping to sync tomorrow morning, but can only play for half an hour. Starting a road trip and if my vehicle gets stuck it’ll be Manco’s fault for getting me hooked on Hill Climber.

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    OPAL, I’ve held off on the last upgrade. Simply not sure yet if the upgrade is good or bad. Encouraging to hear there are new words! I’m level 10057, a newbie compared to many here!

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    Charlie, your response on the cheat thread..... priceless! I’m dying of laughter here! 😂😂😂

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    Bro MANCO, here's a clue I rode my bike to the 49er stadium last week! I gather you're in storm central with the crazy weather in the midwest? I don't envy anyone who has to shovel heavy snow. Friday night at around 11pm PST while we were sprinting, I'm thinking.... doesn't MANCO ever sleep? must have been well past midnight for you!

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    MZD, oh my.... that WS T sounds brutal! I find it much easier to deal with when the person in first is from this chat group. Congrats on your IB!

    MANCO, I always enjoy the first 30 minutes of any T.... the best chance for a sprint. I appreciate your graciousness about sprinting speed comparison.... but really, at best the jury is still out. If anything it depended on who had which puzzles. PF needs shorter tourneys more often for the sprinters! BTW, I was digging your name change to "WSJunkie", which really gave me a HUGE clue to not spend too much time chasing crowns :)

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    RUFFIAN, yes, I see 2K. You? Will be interesting to know whether or not all players in the same T see the same prizes..

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    RUFFIAN, I have had plenty of phone time to play if I need to. My sweetie has been very generous about her phone! It's more just the amount of personal time. which I had more time this weekend than last... but not the whole weekend. It's fun being part of Manco's first sync. Oh, and RUFF, when I saw your message about needing just 5K more.... I wanted to give you all my points! Gotta wonder what a Manco/Opal tourney would look like? 🤔

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    OPAL, knew you'd get the double P. Actually, I now get the word "OPAL" much sooner now. The words that start w/ vowels are always the last to be found. Is your T opponent causing headaches?
    KATZ, don't encourage me :D. I've been playing on my wife's phone this tourney, and now she's gone on errands w/ it. How dare she! I'll be info deprived for a bit. Oh, I shouldn't tell Cheryl this.... she's known to make runs, as OPAL has warned us all.

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    OPAL or can I call you OPPAL, insider info here, Manco is putting on a clinic in speed and duration and has topped 14K! Oh, maybe I shouldn't spill the beans.

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    CHAT5, I’ll be on and off today. Playing this T on my wife’s phone when allowed :). We’re heading out to a hike soon, but keep playing on! It’s definitely a tough crew in the T!

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    Such a great story Charlie (or should we call you Smiling Charlie)! I was hoping we’d get to hear what transpired. Your wife may be escorting you on all future shopping trips.

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    WSW, you’re spot on! I witnessed an epic run by CHERYL in our Sync6. Glad you got in a sync w SHELL this week. Miss seeing you all in ours of course!

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    Ever get the feeling your bring toyed with? I get a lead, and the lose it. LOL. Can’t shake ya Manco! Lots of fun! Giving Ruff, Cheryl, and Grendel some work for tomorrow.

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    OMG, a sync with MANCO. My life is complete. 😃. Glad you got the “SyncOrSwim”. Good to see all, MANCO, RUFFIAN, CHERYL, GRENDEL! Yay!

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    WSW, wishing you the best possible diagnosis with your upcoming neuro appointment. And so good that you have many caring people around you that you can laugh with. So many stories here to keep us all in check and make sure we don’t take what we have for granted.

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    WSW, Quoting SHELL when cloaked: “Maybe..... Maybe Not” 😱

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    WSW, CHARLIE, ditto what MZD said! Love the new word “grammaring”. Uh-oh, I probably mis-spelled it!

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    Charlie, interesting! Do you recall if the app was more generous with allowed bonus words the first couple times through?

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    🤔 Tony, offline is not allowed for me.

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    Detective 🤔 Tony no piggie bank either. I’m on build 958. But you may be onto something with “platform”. The device has IOS 13.1.2, though an older version in 2017.

    Gail, bonus words do add to the total points in a tourney. On my app, every bonus word increases the “star” amount at the top. Then when the grid completes, all the stars ⭐️ convert to points in T, so yep, bonus words help. Bonus words won’t help before T other than for coin accumulation, which could be good for buying hints.

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    Tony, I installed the app in 2017 on an iphone6. Yes, let’s compare notes on prize amounts in syncs. Opal and I synced and we both saw a 1k top prize.

    Amy, thanks for the data. I don’t know why my device is different. Despite being a SW person I haven’t hacked into my own device. It’s like an old Chevelle with a manual transmission.

    Cheryl, positive thoughts going your way for the upcoming stim device and hoping it works well for you!

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    Katz, I was afraid to post the question! Fine, can I whine about your 2K tourneys? And I don’t have a piggy bank either. I think that’s a positive. And aren’t you still playing with ads? Do we need to start a GoFundMe page to raise the $2.99 to remove them for ya? 😀

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    Curious if there a correlation between tourney amount and hints? My tourneys are 1000 coins and hints are 50 coins.

    One more Q. Can two people be in the same tourney and each see different prize amounts? Enquiring minds wanna know.

    Sapphire, thx for sharing your story and (hugs). I too have some sciatica type pain though I tough it out. I should probably get a doc to check it. I hate doctors.

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    EMERALD, counting myself as lucky. I must have been within a second or two of getting caliokiegirl. Sigh of relief.

    Amazing we managed the Sync6 at 3:11PST a few weeks back; how did that happen? You do have your all but one word of your puzzle entered before T starts, right? Maybe you're idea of starting later, e.g. 7:05 PST would be better. AMY and SHELL may like it but maybe not so good for the east coast?

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    Opal, by all means take selfies, post on Instagram, FB, etc. Have fun!

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    REDANTT, wow, tough T. Congrats on 2nd!

    OPAL, great fun and we glad we got to sync! LLTheQueen! Lol. I’m afraid what will happen on a T where we both have more time.

    Amy: way to eek out those extra 10 crowns. Phew. Next tourney everyone will see. 😀

    Crowns working now!

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    Opal, yep, get it. We all just like to play in our idle time. I had some down time at a mechanic though not cranking too hard now. I really do have more errands today. Keep at it! Oh, pix and myrtle passed Cindy. I didn’t see that coming! Thanks for the bumpy cake!

    Sapphire, sorry to hear about the back pain. 😟. Funny about nosocialife. Get them over here!

    Tony, way to take one from Opal’s playbook! Holy smokes on 11k+.

    WSW, keep us posted on your procedure. Definitely get rest during that time frame. it would be tough convincing the surgery team to put time.is on a big screen in the OR.

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    INKS Regarding bonus words... I'm always looking at the top * number which includes bonus words plus puzzle words, so I can't really give an accurate count. Once in a rare while that top * number gets to 50. I fear to think how PN would do with the expanded dictionary.

    EC thanks for the update! Was curious about how your tourney was going. Sounds like a good competitor in your T.

    MANCO, thanks! I'm not a huge football fan, but riding out to the stadium to check out the scene was fun. Easy to tell who was winning from all the noise!

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    A different Chat2 report. With 11 hours remaining, Opal and I are holding our own
    Opal 7033
    Dragon 4659
    Cindy 3497
    pix 3325

    We graciously had an in game chat about who should take the crown, with each insisting the other should. A fun interaction, especially when I'm just supposed to leap up 2.5K and take it..... all mine, all for me .... precious.... PRECIOUS! Likely to be a slow day on my part unless 3rd or 4th make a run! Enjoy your company today Opal!

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    INKS, you totally deserve a crown larger than 4 pixels!

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    INKS, yes, I noticed that tiny dot next to zero on the crown meter too! Also iPhone build 958. That speck showed up Friday morning. I couldn’t tell if it was a crown. One needs a magnifying glass for it!

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    Thanks Opal.... keep on truckin! I'll have time later.

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    Opal, I see #23 Jamie and #31 Nita have crowns, as shown above their name and not in a separate column. You don't?

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    Any chance PF is grouping tourneys by crown points? For the tourney Opan and I are in, its 98% crownless. Wondering if those of you with crowns see lots of other crowns.

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    PN & JEFF: congrats on the synch..... Delbert too funny!

    OPAL, sorry to hear your plans are falling through over weather. I have the opposite problem... the weather is good and I should be getting out... might cycle by the 49r stadium and see the craziness. Go ahead and play as hard as you like..... you might want a buffer for tomorrow in case the non chatz get a run going. Thanks for the flattery on my word speed, but in all reality, I wonder how you (and others too) would fare if you had the same dictionary I have. I'm convinced it gives me at least 100 extra points per hour. Maybe I should just keep quiet about it lest PF takes it away or charges extra for it.

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    OPAL, rumor has it ( tune going through head now) you are one of the most persistent players around! Say Happy Birthday to Mom! 85 is awesome and so sweet you’re throwing a party! Definitely prioritize the important things in life and enjoy the precious moments you have. My Mom passed away less than a year ago and I do cherish all the times I was able to spend with her in her later years.

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    Great fun Opal! So easy to get carried away playing when playing with fellow addicts. A little scary! F&D was a band you saw? Sounds great! I thought maybe it was a movie. We did a nice dinner tonight. If we weren’t so busy this weekend it would be fun to try and run up scores! But hopefully no intervention needed.

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    Manco, LCW.... sigh. This start we chose time right after tourney may be too tough too synch. Last week I entered a tourney at 5am Sat PST at #43 and the room wasn’t full. Only after a few screen refreshes did the tourney fill but it took a good 10 seconds. Maybe syncing on Saturday is easier?

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    I’m in with Opal! Fun back and forth. And there’s Linwood and Detroit-twin though I’m not sure if they’re synchers. Back to work at real job.

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    WSW, yes! Didn’t mean to leave your name out. I’ll always remember my first synch w you and Katz, and the warm welcome.

    I may be slow for the first few hours today as I’ll still be at work.

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    I’m in for 2:44 PST. Hear that EC?

    MANCO lock in your puzzle, all but a known last word before the tourney starts. Praying for ya!

    OPAL, looking forward to synccess!

    Everyone else welcome!

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    Manco, I’m with ya. I have an AT now only so my sweetie can drive on long trips (which comes in handy!). I do miss the days of rev synching with clutchless shifting (not a bright idea, but fun). I’d settle for a paddle shifter over the AT I have.

    We gotta figure out 4:44 CST vs PST. EC?

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    Uh-oh Katz. Did I just out myself? How do I even know the term? It’s not like I’ve been checking the crown meter more than once an hour.

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    EC, I can sync on Friday 444pst. Looks like there’s another time as well Friday at. 705pst. Either works for me. I don’t have crown lust, so it may be a somewhat mellow weekend for me but I’ll do my best to keep the non CHATS in check. Manco?

    Digging these stories about CHEVELLES! I used to watch the ABC series, The Crossing, and admired the Chevelle there. Sacrilege that someone would change it to an AT!

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    OPAL, WSW.... yes, AND. Would be fun!

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    Amy, thanks for the update! Poor Kenny having to play messenger.

    On the dictionary topic here’s a response also from Kenny: https://wordscapes.uservoice.com/forums/592102-general/suggestions/19858681-valid-words-not-accepted

    Kenny says they’ll be updating the dictionary soon. That was back in 2017! I think this is the message PF showed me when I rated the app. I got excited thinking they’ll update the dictionary but now seeing the year of the message, 2017, is not encouraging.

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    OPAL, WSW: a real chat window on the existing game would be great, and better ability to join a group of your friends on demand. Years ago Yahoo had a great web platform for multiplayer games in virtual rooms with regulars showing up at routine times joining their friends. It evolved into 50% game playing and 50% chatting with the ratio being slightly different for everyone. I remember thinking, “When I get old and can’t get around, I’m coming here”.

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    Hi MONICA, yes we too have noticed that once you get past level 6000 there are many repeats. Not as few as 10, but definitely repetitive!

    DOOFUS, welcome aboard to the calm part of the internet! Just jump in on any proposed sync times or purpose your own. Use web site time.is for accurate timing. The more the merrier!

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    OPAL, I remember one of your prior comments related to SW! Sure is tempting to write a group word game w/ interactive chat, isn’t it!

    MZD I was going to second the motion, but you already did! I call thirds.

    MANCO, be sure to lock in all but the last word of a puzzle *before* the next tourney!

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    WSW, this was back in the 90s. I suspect your equipment will be newer. We casually referred to the technology as ‘map and zap’, shorthand for mapping out the cardiac signal paths, and then ablating where needed to make corrections.

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    WSW, interesting analogy of the daily puzzle to crown seasons!

    SHELL, how does that map below the equator? On my app the crown page says we’re in winter ❄️; does yours show summer? Enquiring minds wanna know!

    And WSW, best wishes with the ablation procedure! At least many heart issues have treatments. I once wrote software for a cardiac ablation machine. Always feels good working on products that can have a positive impact on health.

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    REDANTT, Sounds like a brutal tourney. Way to tough it out. I’m thinking these crowns are overrated. Just gonna cause neck pain due to their weight. I’m gonna buy a plastic tiara at the dollar store and be done with it.

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    Tony, interesting that crowns work on iPad build 958 for you but not on build 958 for the iPhone. Just making sure I read that correctly. PF must be overloaded keeping up with all these platforms.

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    AMY, build 958 is the latest on the iPhone. Since you have a contact, ask PF when they expect to release 960 for iPhone. Thanks for the update!

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    WSW, Opal, all my crowns have rotating light halos, but no real indication of how many crowns I have. The rotating light halos have been that way the whole T.

    I noticed one odd thing, curious if it's new: at the end of the tourney it said "ENDING". Never saw this before. Then I was able to complete one last puzzle past the deadline and then it said "TALLYING" which I'm used to. Has it always been like this?

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    Congrats AMY on digging deep in the last mile and getting a new best!

    JEFF, congrats on maximizing the rewards vs. effort ratio.

    KATZ, Siriusly! Betelgeuse also has a good twinkle. You made me go outside on this cold winter eve.

    My tourney finished w/ a 1K reward. Maybe I'll try the next one on Friday instead of Saturday to see if the reward goes up. No sign of crown stuff.

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    PN, so cool you have some good competition going. Jealous of WSW being able to play spectator. These Ts can get out of hand. Mine looks mellow for the rest of the day, though maybe a good dual between 2nd and 3rd coming up.

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    WSW, the limited word list is one thing and the repeating puzzles are a different matter. Yes, hope they fix that too though no indication that I know of.

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    Dictionary update: I received a response from Wordnik regarding my query on why the dictionary is different for different people. For background, Wordnik is the company name you see when you select a word to see it's definition. Here's what they said:

    "Unfortunately, here at Wordnik we only make the dictionary that Wordscape uses for definitions. They may be using our dictionary dataset for one version and our API service for another, which would explain the differences".

    Not sure what this means. It's possible PF provided the dictionary dataset w/ the app, and over time the installed version changed, but then the newer dictionary may not an upgraded component. For example I'm on the latest build for my i-phone 6 but I don't have a piggy bank like the newer app has, so it seems the upgrades don't give me everything. Actually, I'm glad not to have the Piggy Bank, so annoying.

    On a different note while providing feedback to PF through a "rate us" pop-up, I saw a message that PF is planning to expand the acceptable list of bonus words in a future update.

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    EC.... If DGW was me, you'd know by now..... my name would be changing in some way to taunt a Seahawks fan. We need to sync again sometime!

    CHERYL, thanks for the update on crowns! Quite generous to give crowns 2/3 down as Tony points out. In my present tourney after one day #66 has 46 points and #33 has 204 points. I wonder if they'll divide crown points by 2 for those of us in 1K prize tourneys.

    Would be nice to hide crowns from the display... it gives away the lurkers and cloakers (SHELL, you know who I'm talking about)! [edit] Ok, I fess up, me too.

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    WSW, funny you say that. I had a surreal Hobbit moment last week as well when Shell, cloaked like Bilbo, was sneaking around the dragon lair. Shell was just as evasive w/ answers as Bilbo was with Smaug's interrogation. And all that time I was thinking about The Hobbit.

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    SHELL, thanks for asking and good morning Western AUS from evening time in Western US! If you keep putting on the cloak, then eventually you become invisible for real. Remember Gandalf warned Bilbo about the dangers of putting on ring for too long. Be careful. And I'm not lurking.... hard to top your _Cloak! I now picture you with purple hair, which sounds really cool!

    I joined a tourney in the morning and have a decent buffer. One of my opponents has a good pace but got a delayed start..... maybe they're gonna pounce in the middle of the night, or just gave up. I'm thinking they're in the UK time zone.

    For those keeping stats and trying to figure out how this crown thing works, my setup: i-phone 6, build 958 (which is the latest available for the i-phone (well, at least the 6 and 7), 1000 star tourney reward, no crowns yet for anyone. And I changed my name a couple of times.... is that now bad?

    Curious to hear how other syncessers and non-syncers are doing.

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    Hi INKS and welcome! I too was impressed with people using multiple devices! I’m content with one but could be handy to have a spare for synching.

    Regarding playing style, for each puzzle, like you, I first play the letters w/o regard to the grid and then when word output slows down I start working the grid, while still keeping an eye out for more bonus words. The bonus words DO add to total points and coins and are a big help. Have fun!

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    Manco, oh those neck injuries! Hey, have you noticed anything different in the WS tourney with the crowns?

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    Manco, I’ve always synced by completing the puzzle, all but last word, the day prior to the tourney starting. Call it superstition, but it always worked.

    BTW, I’ve had fun playing Hill Climb!

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    Best wishes syncing all! To the new syncers, it’s really fun to change your screen name and communicate to each other in 15 characters or less. Lower case letters take less width which is useful in case your “name” is truncated.

    Have fun! I’ll be jumping in non-synced if I have a chance this weekend.

    LYN, interesting with the iPhone 5. Good job keeping the old device running. Try TAE and OUD in puzzles that take 3 letters. These work on my iPhone 6 but not the 7 I’ve tried.

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    REDANTT, glad you found this thread! Much more sane than the cheating thread.

    TONY and others: My apologies for stirring controversy about using plurals, I get a little snarky on the cheating thread when people draw lines in the sand about what constitutes cheating, and instead they should be asking how they can improve. By all means, use plurals verbosely!

    MZD, RENDATT: My wordscapes app accepts words in the scrabble dictionary, and quite liberally (though not as generous as WWF which is way to accepting for my tastes). I can use words like OUD, UDO, TOR, TAE and many of the ones you listed MZD. It's unacceptable for a word game to have different dictionaries for different players. As an experiment today I installed Wordscape on my wife's phone (an old iphone 7), and OMG, the acceptable word list is quite limited. I would've ditched the app long ago because for 20+ years I've latched onto the Scrabble dictionary. When I click on a word in the app for both the iphone 6 and 7, they both show the definition as defined by the company named "WordNik". I've sent customer support at Wordnik a question about the discrpancy, and I'll do the same with Wordscape, if possible, though many others in the community have posted complaints about the dictionary on various threads here and no response.

    At the risk of asking again, are there any long time users of this app who get words like "TOR", "OUD", "REBAR", "ACME"? This mystery has to be solvable.

    Maybe I should sell my old iphone 6 on e-bay and market it as a Wordscape power-house.

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    Good luck with it Shell. You may also need to enable cookies on your browser if not already enabled.

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    For the edit/delete comment ability the website needs you to be logged in. You login when you make a comment. But if you don’t want to make a new comment just to log in, then just VOTE for the thread which will also log you in. Click any VOTE link like the VOTE box at the top of this thread. Handy fact: if you’ve already voted for this thread and the VOTE icon is blue, you’re logged in and you can edit/delete comments; if the VOTE icon is white then you can press VOTE and enter your e-mail to login.

    Since this is a new year you can use the edit feature to clean up any prior harshly written comments that the little angel 😇 on your shoulder is telling you to...... or not. 😀

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    Katz, yep, I wish I could’ve held out as long as Shell did when I first played you and WSW. Shell set the new bar on holding secrets. I did learn from you Katz on how to communicate the debacle to the rest of the group!

    Shell, Happy New Years to ya!

    MZD, last night I fell asleep to that catchy tune in my head. Thanks for posting the link WSW.

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    Shell, you used ThinkingSynching. Was that a reference to getting sleepy? I couldn’t figure that one out.

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    Shell, you were amazingly coy when I switched my name to 6 White Bloomers. I thought that would flush you out. I wouldn’t want to play poker against you.

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    LYN, I use an iPhone 6. Small screen works well for this game. Sometimes I’ll get the swipes crossed and erase letters, but generally quick to enter words and no neck/shoulder issues.

    Marezydoats, digging your poems made just for this group! That is awesome! Welcome aboard!

    Tony, well played strategy. Your opponent let you get too far ahead. Still, the chase is always fun.

    WSW, thx for anagram tips. A couple I hadn’t locked in. And mystery word CANTON showed up recently and I thought of your tip. Add ERGO to the GORE anagram and ROTI to TRIO. I would hope those work on everyone’s devices. Oh, experiment with LAIR, a true gold mine!

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    Opal, wow, 18K! I can’t compete. Sprinting is one thing, marathons are a different beast.

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    Thanks Jeff. Ditto on the marathon last week; nice to take a break of sorts, and I was thankful not to be in the Opal-Cheryl sync. Well done on your part as well to with the 20% rate delta in a single week.

    Shell, yeah, good point about the sleep cycles. That would be challenging. I work remotely with a few Aussies, and it's always nice to come in on Monday knowing they already did a full day. And what was with the mushroom icon? The others made sense :)

    All: Do we need a protocol for 15 characters? For example, anything ending in 'q' is a question and not a statement.

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    Thanks Shell for the added suspense and entertaining me with riddles in the middle of the night. Your timing on the bat icon was hilarious! Sapphire and Jeff, great playing with you both this week and doing the chat thing. I suppose either of you could make a run and catch a sleeping dragon.... still time.

    The biggest challenge here is chatting in 15 characters or less.

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    EC, nice post! Sync6 was a ton of fun. I remember the battle you had with your conscious on Sunday morning.... to start first or wait.... you should've gotten more of a head start on Cheryl :) She really did put in an amazing last 24 hours. Good job taking on 'mamamurf' this week. Tourneys are so much different when alone vs playing as part of a colony.

    Manco, I posted response on other thread. Kinda weird cfair is keeping the gap constant like that and they're running out of time to close. Quite a score for u both.

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    Manco, great you have a strong competitor! 1600 would be a healthy pounce.

    I was playing briefly at 3:30 am PST and saw that our mystery cloaker had taken over first! Their chat line changing occasionally. ThinkingOfSynching ThinkingSynching

    Excerpts from a brief game of riddles and mega-ditto on the coyness mentioned by Sapphire
    {my question: their response, icon}
    - AussieAreYou: WhoAmI, Koala icon
    - ShellOrNotSehll: EitherOr, Koala
    - SheilaOrBruce: SoB, Shell
    - AreUJacqatz: UGotMe, Bat

    🤣🤣🤣I nodded off at this point.

    Sapphire has taken a firm lead, for now, w/ a tagline 'GoChat4'.

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    Could it be someone with a 2nd device, and successful at syncing. WSW????

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    Katz, yeah the 7:05am slot is slightly more active. Other than the avatar shell / snail / and now turtle mystery contestant, the next highest non-chatter has 1287. Would've been great to have you in the sync!

    Jeff summed it up nicely and LOL at having to guess his own avatar!

    Opal, so good to hear your hubbies chemo scan is unremarkable! Definitely that puts everything else in perspective. On the game front, glad Cheryl is making you work for it!

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    Thanks Cheryl! I'm gonna pass Opal some eyedrops if you don't mind.

    I had synched in at #23 with 1 point and synch word of 'drunk'. Surprised they let me in, in such a state. Jeff is currently chasing down 1 and 2. We have a "Cloak" in the top 2 who's changed their name to "_Cloaked", perhaps emphasizing their nature?

    Manco, LCW, WSW, again sorry to miss you.... keep us posted on how your tourneys go.

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    Ditto on what Jeff said. Sorry to miss you Manco. :(
    I assume we missed LCW unless under a different name?

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    Thanks for the sync tip Jeff, Manco. Since I was successful syncing w Jeff last week I’ll keep my offset the same. I think I’m in a low latency area to start with.

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    EmeraldCity, yes, that’s exactly the kind of thing I would do! Sapphire, WSW, Manco, and anyone else, hoping to sync w you tomorrow. Keeping fingers crossed 🤞

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    Ruffian, Emerald, bummed to hear about the synclessness, Cheryl, Opal, have fun! Was so much fun last week! EC, I’ll miss your antics.

    Manco, WSW, any time works for me tomorrow. How’s 7:05Am PST?

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    I’ll try syncing tomorrow at whatever time is best. On the road today visiting Fresno. Will this be the time Manco has synccess?

    Welcome aboard Tony and best wishes syncing.

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    The Boomer song is stuck in my head! Thanks for the tip Shell!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu76GhRO9Yk

    Happy Holidays all and it's been great getting to enjoy the company of fellow wordies.

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    Opal, yep, I saw your post! Good to know that in the next 10000 levels there will be at least 3 new words 😀. I still get stuck on the order of the vowels in ‘saguaro’. Hope to sync w/ you one day! I joined the 311 tourney on the rumor you might shoot for 20k. Just would’ve loved to watch that.

    Ruffian, you were not so easy to pass and stay ahead of. Good job holding the spot. I liked your choice of icons, so much so I had to try it on, plus I was hoping it looked scarier to Cheryl and Emerald. A good contrast to the spring-like icons many of us chose.

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    Spoiler alert for any who have not seen Rise Of SkyWalker,

    Manco, I’m not one to overanalyze, but yeah, the dark tower was a bit much. And coming back to life from long ago was too much. Some interesting parental themes! And thankfully no Jar Jar Binks like characters

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    Digging the cycling analogies Jeff. The Peloton had split on day/night 1 and then Cheryl bridged the gap to the first group and took it. I was wondering if you were going to setup a timed sprint, but maybe just as well not with this crew.... would be like asking marathoners to run the quarter mile for time at the very end of the race.

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    Chat6: So much energy in the room! Twas a fun tourney. Can't believe so many high scores in one tourney, especially with people running errands here and there, and hosting dinner parties. Congrats all!

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    Back at you Emerald, thanks for the entertainment and going along with the antics! Cheryl, congrats on 15K! Nice! I have a response lined up for the cheating forum if they ask :)

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    Katz, WSW, sorry to have missed syncing with you. Get that shoulder better WSW! Ditto for Manco, Opal and Sapphire - maybe synch another time. Was good to make some new friends and tourney was loads of fun. I hope the makers of the game take note, since the normal tourneys are so mundane, and they're much more fun with a group you can chat with! Kudos to Paddling Nana for setting up this thread!

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    Manco, good film... and answered lots of questions! Curious to see if Disney does another trilogy one day. Yeah, Lucas is a genius.

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    Cheryl closed the 2K gap in the middle of the night somehow, and now she's gonna face an eager Emerald and a fresh Ruffian! Cheryl, sending solar sales peoples to the opponents' houses on football day would not be unfair. I'm off to watch the Skywalker film. Curious what Jeff and Nana will be doing.

    Opal, that tourney looks like a nightmare.... 3 peeps at 18k! Oh, those are words and levels not scores... phew. Haven't seen those words at my levels(8698).

    Have fun all!

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    Opal, how on earth do you juggle two games. One is tough enough

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    Jeff made a great run to get past PN and Cheryl!

    Ruffian, EmeraldCity and I made a truce to stop at 10K in light of eye and shoulder injuries and just general tiredness! Of course, truces may be broken. Time for sleep therapy.

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    Paddling Nana, the back and forth battle was fun! I was bummed that I had to go to dinner but also relieved! Keeping up w/ Emerald and Ruffian is a tough task.

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    We’re all within 1500 in the top 6 and the subject of dinner keeps coming up! And good thing too because it’s a lot of work!

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    Cheryl, agreed! I saw Jeff_NightAll moving up the ladder. Sleep-climbing! EC, splash some water into those eyes.

    We’re been holding the top 6!

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    The PST crowd trying to hold the fort in our room. Wondering what the morning will bring! Ran across {ocean, canoe} and thought of the paddlers.

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    Someone named Ginger morphed into a name from here! And they’re in first. :)

    Cheryl, bummer! I have the Lance Armstrong wordlists somehow.

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    WSW, I see Cheryl as well. Good to see 5 in our group. Any other syncesses?

    ‘udo’ still works even after I removed 3 dictionaries from the iPhone.

    Katz, sorry to have missed you. For what it’s worth, relative to time.is I was a 1/4 second later than our last sync.

    Looking forward to a fun game. Though I have to see Star WRs and do Christmas Shopping too! -Cheers

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    Ok. Peer pressure and impatience/word-alholicism. Shooting for 311.

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    I’ll shoot for 705 tonight. Just speculating .... may be a crazy tourney with the young whippersnappers having school vacation. Great to hear there are snowshoers and hikers int the crowd! Hoping to do some snowshoeing in the next two weeks!

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    Well, wouldn't call it a trounce by any means..... you had me on the run; definitely fun to get that in near the end! Lizard must think we're nuts.

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    katz, what scored did we start w/? LOL, i forgot the basis. Twas really close, w/ some back and forths

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    And my special word list. Had to rub that in.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Katz, sounds great. T minus 12 minutes from now!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Sapphire, curious to see how your dictionary experiment turns out. It may take a while to realize the results. I say this because when I couldn't get certain words in WWF it took a few days after the dictionary switch to make a difference, and even then I wonder if the dictionary selection at the i-phone level made a difference, or if it was something in the WWF game. Keep us posted! Two words to try: etna and udo. For me 'zed' works, though I haven't had zee yet.

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    Katz, sounds like a plan! Let me know what time. Agreed, we can sync w/ Jeff and crew. Way to take care of lizard. I figured katz vs lizard was not going end well for the lizard.

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    Ruffian, the old WordRacer game I played was pre-iphone, back in 2000. Maybe the Words With Friends game I play has an impact? For WWF, the allowed words may be different for each player. Once I saw someone play 'JE' when I could not. And then rolls were reversed where I could play that word but the same opponent could not.

    Apple has dictionary setting at Settings->General->Dictionary. I had all British and American English dictionaries checked. Now I've checked just American English (New Oxford). But even with this change {duo oud udo} all work. I'll leave it this way to see if it has a future impact.

    Try enabling all the American and English dictionaries. I would have expected the word list to be based on the server, rather than everyone's devices.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Shell, yup! Katz and I are in the top two! The room is otherwise quiet. Katz led with a steady climb to 1K+. For a while I was parked in third at 300 and then took 2nd after climbing to 500. Little response from the competitors. Katz and I were neck and neck last night and I got a bit of playing in this morning to give Katz some work to do to catch-up.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Nana, somehow I’m not surprised you play using combos as well. :) I learned this technique from fellow players playing Yahoo’s now discontinued WordRacer game. The combos there work here too, so I didn’t think much of it. WordRacer was sooooo much fun for the both the social and gaming aspects, I miss the platform they had.

    I just upgraded to Wordscapes build 958. {duo oud udo} still work.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Wordsmithwick, congrats to ya!

    PN, WSW, {duo oud udo} are all good for me, assuming the puzzle takes 3 letter words. Sounds very fishy if the game doesn’t use the same dictionary for all of us. {deer dree deer reed rede} all work too, and I saw a post (maybe from you?) where some of those didn’t work.

    What could be different? I play the app on an iPhone w/o a Facebook login. Ads disabled for me too. There aren’t any settings I could find relating to a dictionary. Under settings it says ‘build 930’. Very concerning if the game doesn’t use the same dictionary for everyone.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    I see ya Katz! And I too saw the wordsmith imposter. There’s a ‘shell’ too. Amazing how sensitive the sync timing is. Some combos thus far: { duo oud udo } and a reversible {ante etna }

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Opal, I haven’t joined yet. Waiting for 1158 tomorrow. The friday crowd is much tougher. Have fun with HMM!

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    Just to clarify on syncing, it's important to release the last letter on cue. Coincidentally, 'cue' is my sync word, so I had to work it into the post, though not as good as 'sync'! Swipe the last word with a couple of seconds left, while keeping the last letter pressed. Lift up your finger when the sync time arrives to get entered into the tourney. Credit to someone else (Sapphire?) on this technique!

    If I got this wrong, then anyone can chime in!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    WSW, I’ll shoot for 1158 PST Saturday. I’ll be syncing over cell, so who knows if that will work. I’ll have limited time this weekend, but if I can get in a couple of sprints, I’m a happy camper.

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    Sapphire, sorry to have missed you during the synch, though I must thank you for the detailed instructions on how to synch.... very helpful!

    Amy, Hawaii must add challenges to the whole time-zone aspect! I live California in PST, which I'm guessing is the same TZ as katz who kept me up past midnight! I always try to guess the timezones of the other players.

    Oh, and WSW, when I was crawling up the ladder mimicking people, I was cursing that you have a real photo for your icon. I enjoyed your commentary during the game!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Was a blast katz!! Last night I ended up playing next to a power outlet on the floor because my phone was running out of juice!

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    I suppose I should 'fess up. I dropped in on the party w/o making a proper RSVP, though I did at least have an invite on another thread. Glad that the reference to LukeELew didn't go unnoticed. I felt a little guilty seeing Nana's post on the topic, so figure I'd at least own it for sneaking in.

    This was my first time syncing and I was thrilled to see katz and WSW, while I stayed incognito. Going head-to-head w/ you katz late into the night was fun! When I saw your name change to "katz_niteGoat" I was hoping you'd be the one going to sleep, but you kept playing! And btw, you were not that easy to catch. You definitely went into a higher gear. I'm not sure I have the legs for these multi-day events. Seeing WSW and katz passing messages ins their names was entertaining too! Thanks for making the tourney more interesting than it normally would be.

    Thanks Nana for getting this idea started; it really adds a much needed dimension to the tourneys.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Crazy is relative. I have some who are ;)
    What's crazy to us is someone else's fun. You don't have to praise them, don't accuse them either.

    If you're gonna accuse anyone, go after the people on the world brilliance boards who had scores in the trillions.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Not a fan of wandering down the path of accusing others of cheating.

    774 wph is a low number. Lets run w/ 1200. I've seen people out the gate do 1500 and I'm not coming to this thread to complain about it. 41000/1200 is 33 hours of playing time, leaving 20 hours of 53 tourney hours to spare.

    That person likely had 1000 hints in the bank at their disposal given the glitch in the help system before the tourney. No one ever sees the hints, rockets and bull-eyes used by an opponent.

    And "child's play" mentioned by Anon may be the exact correct term if said person has a couple of children also banging on the device while they hydrate and eat.

    Kudos to player and team 👍

    🐉

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    JRR, thanks for your standing up against some of the tasteless posts on this thread. Appreciate it. Are you still a free agent?

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Is this a bad post? It shows words that could be bonus words. Cover your eyes!

    eta ate tea eat tae
    sorel loser

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Anon, you have a flair for over-dramatized writing.

    You're comparing game play in two different time frames. Back in summer 2019 airplane mode was widely available (though not widely known) to all players. Since then People Fun mostly rectified it. So back in those days if I was in first and saw someone playing airplane mode tricks on me, yeah.... turn the tables on them. They started it.

    Nowadays airplane mode widely known and rarely available thanks to People Fun fixing it. And I'm sure threads like this one helped. You may not have been around in the past as some of us have been, thus missed the historical differences. Or more likely you're just going for your Pulizter.

    One of the other leaders frequenting these threads has been know for doing cut-paste-editorialize-dig type of posts.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    I'm just insulted to have been left out of said accusatory thread, again. 😫

    Anon, ya doing ok, you sound triggered?

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Gareth..... we're all on PNG. A lot of us met on this very thread too! Thanks for being the first to accuse a team of cheating on this thread, and I'm flattered its ours 😄. Have passed along kudos to the teamies 🎉🎉🎉

    I had excitement at your initial post thinking you found a team that could score 10K / hour….. one we could take on as a challenge as ours runs at about 7700 per hour. Alas, your T duration is off by four hours and the team you’re thinking of is our very own. 😥.

    As Laura points out, the team culture plays a big role. Just a bunch of like-minded enthused players in a team environment, and you're seeing the results 😄

    Please continue to keep an eye out for teams that run faster and report back here if you find! 👍 Cheers 😄

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    They sound like a great team Gareth. Are you on Buckeyes or Team Canada?

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Gareth.... who is this team you speak of? We'd like to play them.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    People Fun: You can close this thread now. Per Pam: "This conversation is over".
    😀

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Jan, or any other looky 👀 loos, welcome to join us :) We're looking for enthusiastic wordies at team PersonaNonGrata.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Are you on a team RWalsh? Welcome to join us if so inclined. Team name PersonaNonGrata. We're still getting established and looking for other enthusiastic players. 🐉

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    Weird you'd have maybe two in the same game RWalsh. What are the chances? And really, never trust those turtles ;)

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    Dang, I'm late to the 'cartel' meeting.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Digging that strategy tip RWalsh.

    Djibouti... can't tell if you're being serious or sarcastic. I was in that tourney. Some of us joined at the same time in hopes of seeing one another in the tourney. Several good scores there.... It's not like the 14K one was all by itself. There were a couple of 13Ks mixed in. I think what you're really saying is that you'd like tourneys to group people by skill level.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Doc, thanks for chiming in. Airplane mode is not something most of us have. Like you say, you do have to do the work, so all respect there. But by cloaking your scores other players don't know they should be working harder. I've seen a few different playing styles for people in the top spots:
    1) Score enough to win, but spend as little time doing it and not the whole weekend
    2) Score enough to win, but don't get too much of a lead; keep the tourney interesting.
    3) Go all out and waste a weekend.

    Most players winning tourneys fall into the first two categories, so with your airplane + sync mode you will win; some of the people you beat will have Dottie's reaction. Please think about this from Dottie's perspective. Put yourself in her shoes. She states:

    How can Annie cheat?
    She was 3200 points and suddenly jumped to 3900 points. What is the point of competing if
    people like this are around. Dottie

    Other people earlier on this thread have expressed similar frustrations, with some vowing to delete the app because they *felt* cheated. Just think about where some of the other players are coming from.

    Anyways, thanks for your response, and letting us know these loopholes exist in the game. Hopefully PeopleFun can address it.

    ** All this is just IMO **

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Linda, there's a reason for what you're seeing. They've split us into two groups. Half of us are reset Saturday night and the other half on Sunday night. After the 10pm PST Sunday reset, the leaders shown have had a 1 day head start, and that group will finish the next Saturday. I have no idea why People Fun did that. Why not have everyone on the same clock?

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    There ya go RWalsh.... case in point shows up. LOL

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    RWalsh, not true. Airplane mode does not work for *most* of us. BUT, look at docronnie’s posts where he advocates this Ninja move. And I quote from DocRonnie:

    “And I have promised to share the Ninja move at WPI only. It is basically the same as the airplane mode. You still have to work hard solving the puzzles.”

    Followed by his later post:

    “You can sleep well and relax, since you started far away from the others and they can't see you and now you can see them, unless they use the Ninja move as well.”

    This is what I meant that there’s a FB group WPI advocating using this Ninja move.

    DocRonnie, from your posts you sound like you’re against cheating, but then you advocate using airplane mode. Please do explain. But first read “Dotties” recent post here for her experience with someone using airplane mode to pass her. Here's an excerpt from Dottie:

    "She was 3200 points and suddenly jumped to 3900 points. What is the point of competing if people like this are around."

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Dottie, sorry to hear your experience. There’s a Facebook group here that promotes a stealth move to play while in airplane mode thus allowing the player to accumulate points while offline. Sad that some of the posters here advocate for this while it’s generally not a feature we all have.

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    Umadbro, do you have to address RWalsh as Walshy? Maybe not my business, but it comes off as disrespectful though perhaps not meant that way.

    So you’ll come back from lent and then resume cheating?

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    RWalsh, diggin your anagrams. I’m trying to improve efficiency..... for example the order eta-ate-eat-tea helps for finger efficiency as the last letter of one word feeds into the first letter of the next word. Sorry, I’m too deep into this. cure-ecru, door-rood-odor-ordo, liar-rail-lair. I better stop now. LOL.

    Umadbro, you’re breaking my stereotype of a ‘cheater’. Sounds like you’re more into figuring out how to optimize a process than actually employing the optimized process on a routine basis. You said it yourself “over and out” as if you had proved a point and it was senseless to remain here. Also, to add to the list of advantages the regular players have, once past level 6000 the puzzles have some repetition.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    As distasteful as UMAD's post is, it's an insightful perspective not seen often. He/she (at the risk of stereotyping, a 'he') figures out how to cheat, manages to score a very respectable word rate, plays in a tourney for 10 or so hours, wins, gets bored, and leaves. I hope he paid the $2.99 to get rid of ads which could improve his rate a bit. (Sorry you-know-who, couldn't resist the dig)

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    RWalsh, PF already fixed the offline issue for Wordscapes (not sure about InBloom) by simply not allowing point accumulation when not attached to the net. If you're inclined, you should check out the "chat" thread on this site where many of us attempt to synch during tourneys! https://wordscapes.uservoice.com/forums/592102-general/suggestions/38191381-game-chat-for-people-who-love-the-game-and-want-t

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    RWalsh, I see what you mean. Indeed the thread has evolved. Your "all out at first" strategy (I like how you refer to it.... can we call it AOAF) can work if you're looking to minimize tourney time. It can also lead to a very lonely tournament w/ no other good players in case you actually wanted to play with others. Depends on what you want to accomplish. Given the tourneys can be several days long, like you, I don't think cheaters, or as Charlie here refers to them, data entry clerks, would be inclined to do it all weekend.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Rookie, was that in regular wordscapes or wordscapes in bloom?

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    RWalsh, the original poster had a legit point about how people could play in airplane mode and accumulate points off-line, and then pop back into the game with a truckload of points which the other players were not expecting. Anyways, that's the reason for the post. Sounds like you're enjoying the game!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Back at ya Charlie! Always enjoy your posts and glad to have met up with some really nice people in this obscure corner of the internet.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Gotta laugh when someone whines they went from first to fourth and is blaming three other people of cheating. Get a clue and look in the mirror.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    What did you see Kate?

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Rebecca, PeopleFun (the makers of Wordscapes) fixed the issue. The thread should be closed. The original poster was referring to an issue where people could play offline in airplane mode. Scoring points while offline is no longer allowed. Cheers!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Hi Reddant,

    Sorry to hear about your bad back. Good that you can find hobbies like this to get into!

    Regarding your post, a while back the game’s tournaments would let players accumulate points while they played off-line, then as soon as they came back online all their accumulated points would be shown to the other players. A player could quietly rack up 1000s of points off-line and then just pop back into view when they re-enable their device’s data connection. In this regard the original poster has a fair point. A recent upgrade has disabled the ability for players to accumulate points while off-line, or so it seems, and there are fewer reported incidents.

    Since you’re an avid wordie, you should look into the game chat thread on this site where you’ll find other enthusiastic players. We even try syncing during tourneys so we can be in the same tourney together. Cheers!

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Manco, I just tried the app. I dunno, it's more of a car game. Definitely fun, but made me dizzy! Wordscapes definitely needs more interactive features! Surprised they even have the tourneys. I mean, if they went as far as having tourneys, they could do so much more.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Marezydoats, by no means have you exhibited trollifying behavior nor trollyness. Being inquisitive without being accusatory is a good thing!

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    Marezydoats, yes, I was trying to make a point in a silly way with the plurals. You're right, getting 10 or 20 extra points in a game should happen frequently. The many accusers should be asking about how to best score points. I wouldn't mind playing against PennyLane.
    Katz, you're right...... thinking of sorel usually puts me in a happy place in the redwoods.
    Wordsmithwick, thanks and glad you got that ( i knew you would ).

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    Jacqkats, I was part of the group of 6 whom WSW (whom I much respect by the way) referred to, and based on your vague cheating line in the sand drawn at points of either 9500, 16000 or 16000@40%, then you have labelled many of us as cheaters.

    [edit: Sarcasm used liberally here]

    I cannot speak for the other's but I'll reluctantly confess this..... I've been getting extra points by adding the letter 's' to words to make plurals. I know, shame on me for taking advantage of this loophole in the game which would never be rewarded in a regular crossword game. So there, I've confessed. Go ahead and shame me. I saw a video of a super good player scoring 1K+ per hour and she had a few plurals thrown in too, so I don't feel so guilty.

    [edit: I use plurals a lot and have no qualms doing so. My suggestion that using plurals was like cheating was meant as sarcasm and to make a subtle point that the accusers on this thread should learn game basics].

    You may have played many tourneys here but I doubt you the basics at maximizing points. You should play this game like a reckless boggle game rather than a meticulous crossword one.

    Use words outside of the grid as much as possible, and learn common anagrams like {sorel, loser} {needs, dense} {open, peon} {duper, prude}.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Tony, really interesting that in December you noticed off-line play wouldn’t work. I noticed back in October while playing in the car w/ spotty cell coverage. Did you upgrade the app in December? If so, then it sounds like people who don't upgrade may still be able to play in airplane mode.

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    I thought offline playing was not allowed any more, but then I see occasional reports of it. I wonder if older devices, or un-upgraded apps still allow it?

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    Dragon🐉 commented  · 

    Hey Opal, Amy, Sapphire, thanks for the invite, that's really sweet. Maybe one day! So cool you're all making the tourneys more engaging. Generally when I've played tourneys I try to be really mellow and not stoke a race that will consume my weekend. I relate w/ how Opal grinds it out! Oh, now I've let on that I've peeped into the chat room.

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    Jessica, you might try starting your tourney later, for example, don't start playing until Saturday night or Sunday morning; you'll have a shorter tourney, and perhaps less competition as well. Sounds like the person who beat you was also working really hard and you gave them a good run. The tourneys I'm in always end at 10pm EST or 7pm PST. That would be horrible timing for someone living in Europe. What time zone are you in?

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    Jacquard, your premise of two points per round is off. For tournaments, the number of ‘stars’ you achieve in a round is the sum of the words you find in the crossword puzzle, plus the number of other words you find. A typical round could yield between 8 and 40 stars. I can see how you think people are cheating if one only gets a couple of points per round.

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    Mije, the goal isn’t to get through puzzles quickly, but rather score lots of points (stars) while on the puzzle. When a new puzzle comes up, first focus on just the letters and make as many words as you can, and once you run out of words, then focus on the puzzle.

    Thanks Sapphire, and WSW for the supportive words!

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