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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Update on the Buutterfly event.
    People Fun shut it down because it was causing too many problems. They may bring it back after the get the bugs worked out. 😂🦋😂

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Anonymous, you have to close down the game to the icon, or turn off your device all the way. I reported the crashing problem to People Fun, and they said they are working on it.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Mango, there are hundreds of thousands of teams. Keep trying until you find a fit. Don't expect any team to give you a lot of attention. Give attention to others. Encourage their success. But don't dominate the conversation. Use the feedback from this forum to learn and grow as a person. Although many have been unkind, there is truth in their words. If you are being kicked repeatedly from teams, you need to change your behavior. The more desperate you are to gain attention and approval, the more likely you are to annoy the people on your team, and be kicked again.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Normandy, no one from People Fun monitors this thread. You can contact them through the game by clicking on the gear on the top left corner of the page, then support, then the message icon on the top right
    A message pops up saying, "How can we help you?"

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Doofus, well said.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Thanks Manco! Hubby says he looks like an alien, but I think he's beautiful! He has his Mom's gorgeous smile! 😊

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    I wasn't going to add my voice here again. This forum has been a very mixed blessing for me. It started out so well, being one of the people who helped others, being part of the sync experiments. I think Jeff and I were the first two to successfully sync. It ended with false and vicious attacks against me, that only stopped when my sweet friend Abby defended me. Which brings me to my change of heart in posting here. Abby asked me to say goodbye and send her love to all of you. She always sees the best in people. If hers was the only friendship I had found on this forum, it would have been worth all of the rest. So take her as an example, and always be kind. Farewell

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Tippytoes and Abby, 😂
    I think I hear the theme song from the old Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons! 😂

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Tippytoes, an exceedingly UGLY virtual crown! They must be overcompensating for the princess tiaras last time. But seriously, moose antlers coming up? 😂

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Thanks for the chuckles, but I think the most amusing of all was a typo. Still trying to figure out how these satan sheets look that Tippytoes is sending to SilverStar. Please tell me that WAS a TYPO! 😂

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Kamuela, you are missed! And welcome to drop in any time! 😘

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Thanks Dave, SilverStar and Manco! The baby boy may be waiting for his Dad's birthday. He was due July 27th. I was 2 weeks late and arrived on my Dad's birthday! Mugsy, if the potato was for me, thanks! Congrats to all of you on your amazing scores! 😘

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Paul Young, Aah to be a few decades younger! I'd love to be rescued by a horde of mad Aussies! Thank you for your gallant offer! 😘
    I'm taking a break from all things Word Scapes. This was my last hurrah on JUGGERNAUT, and we met our goal of breaking the 500k barrier. Congrats to WhamJam and PNG for taking first and second. It boggles the mind to score our record high and come in third place.
    As for Emerald City, I see nothing wrong with asking an old friend if she wanted to join our team, and nothing hypocritical about my usual parting "Blessings!" She was not interested. I was not upset or offended, and I do wish blessings upon her. I'm happy for her.
    I used to be a Human Resources recruiter. I saw nothing unethical in offering someone a job, even if they already had one, and I have no guilt over asking someone if she'd like to join our team. It's a great and friendly team, with a terrific new leader. Unless I'm mistaken, you were also recruiting for new members. That's what all the best teams do. And though you will probably find it insincere, I wish blessings upon you too.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Kamuela, we need a pinch hitter on Juggernaut. If you want to be in on the Epic Sync between us, PNG, and WhamJam ... If you decide you want to stay, you can have my spot. I'm on Grandma duty after this weekend! 😘

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Kamuela, so happy to hear you are safe! 😘

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Omnomnom and Mugsy, I'm not brilliant enough to understand either of your formulas. I just know I'm going to have nightmares that I'm back in college calculus again ... Trying to hide out in the cafeteria .... only to have a food fight break out! Mugsy, why are you throwing potatoes at everyone? I may never sleep again! 😂
    Looking forward to meeting you in the challenge this weekend! Win or lose, you're still my hero, Mugsy! Thanks for righting the ship when so many others were heading for the lifeboats! 😘

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Kamuela, hoping you're not in the path of the hurricane ...
    🙏❤🙏😘🙏

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Kamuela, Chef and Pearl changed their names for you, and they were all trying for 1111 for your #1. Walk toward the love and light of the team. We're holding a "candlelight vigil" for you! We are all thinking of you and Ka. 💔

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    🐉 DRAGON 🐉
    Quite an enconium from your teammates! I'm glad that like Mark Twain, the reports of your death were greatly exaggerated! 😘
    Fare thee well!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Kamuela, ❤🙏❤

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Charlie, I'm happy that you and your beloved are reunited! Blessings to both of you!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Lion, you appear to have been deleted entirely, whether by yourself or someone else. Thank you for searching for a team for my friend where prayer is welcomed and not anathema. You have been called many things by many people, but on that day, I called you friend. I will always remember your kindness. Blessings to you!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Dragon, Smart man! Never abandon the bonbons! They'll go well with your ice cream directly from the carton comfort binge later! 😂

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Oh, dear! West Side Story is flashing before my eyes! KAMUELA in a dual role, first singing, "i feel pretty" ... then in the rumble scene singing "Got a Rocket, in my pocket!" And Dragon dropping the flowers and chocolate in dismay! 🤣😂

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Hi Lion, you already found me, but I was sleeping! Taking your advice! Stop by again.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    KAMUELA AND CG! EXCELLENT! 😘

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Mugsy, Kamuela, and the "good anon" thanks for the serenade! Juggernaut U is back in business if you want to visit, Kamuela!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    I appreciate that WS has improved the chat restrictions by ***** out censored words instead of booting the whole message. But along with that update (build 1326 on my android) I lost the Scrabble Dictionary, with which my scores had doubled. Please join me in inundating People Fun support with demands that they restore scrabble dictionary, or at least some version that is better than the "Dictionary for Dummies" in the latest build. Wile and wily are okay, but wiles is not; asea is too obscure to be included? I started playing this game to improve my memory. I was very excited about the new dictionary. Now I'm back to repetitively swiping in the same limited words, wasting time swiping in word combos that were accepted in the last build. No ort, no tori or roti to go with riot and trio. More than half of the bonus words are gone. I feel like my brain is shrinking with every bonus word that has been removed. I couldn't even continue playing, because it was so frustrating. Please fix this, People Fun. To add your voice to mine, contact People Fun support and bury them in requests to fix this until they do something about it. Thanks!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Gail, thank you for your kind words about our team and teammates! Everyone misses you!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Thanks, KATZ! Yes, et1 has made a great start.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Mugsy, very loquacious of you! Twice the verbiage (or is that vegetation) of your usual posts! 😂😉

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Kamuela and WarrX, Juggernaut U is temporarily closed.
    The hubby wanted his phone back, and I'm keeping my other device on the Titanic until all of the lifeboats are away! 😂 Swedish Chef, Cable and Pearl are keeping me company. We're playing a string quartet while waiting for the rest of our players to wake up and realize the ship is sinking. Thanks to BigFoot for that image! 😘 It truly has been a titanic team effort. You know where to find us.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Thanks Gail, Cable, et1 and Dragon! Sorry to disappoint any of our Anonymous posters, but there was no Game of Thrones power grab. The only thing I want to grab is my new Grandson due in August. We got Amanda and SilverStar back on the team, and WarrX and Kamuela know where to find us. Congrats to Et1 on new leadership of the Juggernaut! He has been on the team since the first tournament we played in.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    No drama that I'm aware of, just another glitch that PF needs to fix, and the usual confusion caused by lagging and missing chat. Should all be resolved by noon tomorrow. I know it was frustrating for you to be locked out, but the team all came together to work it out.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Kamuela, WarrX, Amanda, SilverStar, Alejandro and John wick. I left the door unlocked at Juggernaut U, because I'm going to sleep. I deleted all chat first. I'll be on there tomorrow shortly after noon Eastern US time to let you know the plan to get all of the old members transferred to the new team.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Kamuela, Same message to you as to Amanda. I can explain at Juggernaut U. Request to join Juggernaut U and I'll keep checking for the two of you.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Amanda, there was not an overthrow of power. WarrX stepped down as leader, but the next person who popped up as leader never chats, is probably a teen with chat turned off, and we are left with four of our team members stranded, including you. If you go to Juggernaut U, I can let you in there and explain our plan. When you request, use your game name, so I know it's you. Thanks!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    WarrX, 48 hour delay. Team is voting on a new leader, since the person who popped up never chats. Will give you new location when we have one. You, Kamuela and SilverStar are locked out temporarily.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    As Swedish Chef said, Juggernaut is no longer the second best team in the league. But the real question is whether PNG is still first. We thought they were unbeatable, but WhamJam could do it.
    The only two teams to beat the Juggernaut! Can't wait to see the playoff between WhamJam and PNG!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Thanks Abby! 😘🥰

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Rocky, You are embarrassing yourself. You quit the team on your own accord after SilverStar left because of your false accusations against her. When I answered someone as to why SilverStar left that you had chased her off, you left yourself, probably assuming that people would beg you to come back. You'll notice that no one has. Please stop making false accusations against people.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Janice, sounds good! If you decide you are interested, I'll post the team name here.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Janice of Ycheat, I know of a Christian team that will have enough openings after the weekend for all of you. We had ten players that didn't contribute last weekend, and will be kicked if they are zeroes again this weekend. If you are offended by prayer, this would not be the team for you.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    SallyJo, request for Juggernaut and I'll let our leader know your name. SilverStar is on London time and sleeping now.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Kamuela, we have one opening available now. WarrX is holding it for you for one day. We miss your wit and words! If you haven't found a new team, come on home!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Kamuela, WarrX will make room for you if you want to come back ... We miss your mnemonic poems! 🥰 Group Hug!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Swedish Chef, I thought it was a mashed potato recipe ... So I changed my name to Chef Mash Potatoes! 😂🤣 Is this a new high score for you, Swedish Chef? Or are you already in the 20k club? DRAGON and OPPPAL ... It's worth getting 5th place for my highest score ever, just to watch the show! I think we're over our highest team score ever too, and still in 2nd. Old gold medal for our old friends, and silver medal for our new friends ... perfect! 😘🥰

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Kamuela, Is that you in with Swedish Chef and me in the individual tournament. Cool that you synced with each other!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Anonymous, you are absolutely right. It is not our place to judge each other. I don't think HeavenBound was trying to judge anyone. If anything, I felt she was trying to defend me from being unfairly judged. I appreciate the attempt. As I recall, it was not a Christian who attempted to judge and "shame" me. This quotation is not from Shakespeare or the Bible, but from a bumper sticker that changed my life years ago. "Christians aren't perfect. Just Forgiven."
    Now, can we all just focus on the tournament, and have a little fun? Both my batteries and I need recharging.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Well this has been enlightening. Swedish Chef, your new friends are already impressed. I love the thought processes your post stirred in me. So many different Anonymous posters on here. Does that make them imposters? And if they pretend to be anonymous for too long, will they become anonymous?
    Mugsy, I dare not follow the thoughts your post stirred in me! You with no pants! New York's Finest calendar centerfold? Thanks for the chuckle!
    SilverStar, Thank you! Kindness is always the right path, and I appreciate yours.
    To those who have been hurt by my unkindness, my mistakes, and misunderstandings, I ask your forgiveness.
    To those who have been unkind to me, I offer my forgiveness. And I am praying for a return to the days before this site was invaded by trolls and friendships were destroyed. When posts here were helpful and funny and kind.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    KATZ, that was a misunderstanding that I've apologized for repeatedly, stepped down as leader, etc. I never even saw the posts that I was accused of ignoring. And Juggernaut is in great shape again, and we have people from the original team in several different teams now, so we can have great competition like this. Seriously, all this started because I prayed for someone who was in distress. Does that make me a horrible person. I should be ashamed about caring more about a person's distress than about a game? Sorry, I can't oblige you. I will never choose to ignore a person in distress, or fail to pray for them.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    KAMUELA, Follow DRAGON's instructions, and you're sure to sync with some of your old friends, team or no! Use name changes to chat. Or join the team Mugsy is on. It's got to be fun if he's on it! Looking forward to the Clash of the Titans this weekend! Win, lose or draw, we'll all have fun!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    I like the additional 24 hour tournament. It's nice for people who work weekends, or for those who need extra crown points. Also nice for those whose families are home weekends, or for those who wanted a shorter tournament.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    DRAGON, I was just telling someone that I think JEFF and I were the first two to successfully sync ... But the the team sync is a whole new ball game!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    DRAGON, I'm assuming only one person has to do all of that to enter the team. Why can't you be on the puzzle grid while waiting?

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    DRAGON, are you planning on just starting at the beginning of the tournament, or setting a time a few minutes after to increase the odds that we sync? And are you inviting SyncTank to the party? I don't think anyone from there still reads uservoice.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    MAREZYDOATS, Try again Monday. Something went wrong.

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    MAREZYDOATS, we lost you! Try again!

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    Mugsy, Juggernaut is going to try to sync with the big dogs next week too ... WhamJam, Juggernaut, SyncTank and who was that other team again? Just kidding! DRAGON we have medics on standby in case you go into firebreathing mode! Sounds like fun for all! 😘🥰

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Good one, Mugsy! MAREZYDOATS, I'll let WarrX know to expect you on Sunday night or Monday morning!

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    MAREZYDOATS amd Anonymous, we currently have three openings on Juggernaut. We are saving one for SilverStar to come back now that the person who was rude to her has left the team. If you'd like to join. We've missed you, MAREZYDOATS! Anonymous, if you'd like to join, post your game name so I can tell our leader to watch for you.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    MANCO, all is well! Thanks for asking!

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    SilverStar, it's not too late to come back before the tournament starts!

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    SilverStar, I wasn't ever going to post on this site again, but I wish you would reconsider coming back to the team. My chat only goes back an hour, so I missed the conversation. But I hate to see you driven off by drama. You are greatly missed.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Abby, thank you. I'm not leaving, just dropping out of the leadership position. Just figuring out how to do it.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Long story short ... You ask why I posted a scripture for Mia. Because she left feeling like she had done something wrong. That scripture was a message to her that she was not at fault. If you don't have a Bible and would like to read it, I personally like blueletterbible.org . It has an easy to use search engine, and several versions of the Bible. The scripture was John 15:17-19.
    Today in the team chat I apologized that the misunderstandings caused by my actions had caused Manco and DRAGON to leave. I offered to resign as group leader, and use one of my placeholders to play the game. Since we don't know what will happen if I do that, there seemed to be a consensus that we wait a few days and see how things work out. I think we have enough placeholders to let all of the people who left to come back, if they want to. It was no more their fault than mine that the chat was lagging, and I hope that they do come back. As promised, my next post will actually be about the people fun issues that caused the problem in the first place.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Mia, if you're reading this, it wasn't your fault. See my note to MANCO on the cheat hat, and read John 15:17-19!

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    MANCO, COME HOME! See message on Cheat Chat!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Ruffian and Zan, I can help you tomorrow. I have a better parking spot for her until tournament end. My sister's placeholder was lost in limbo fro a while. Don't worry. We'll get her back!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Once in, you can check out team tournament features.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Can't do anything until tournament end anyway, so pop into juggernauts tonight, and we'll see what happens at tournament end tomorrow.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    If we end up splitting into two groups, which of those would you be more comfortable in?

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    That will be enough to get you into juggernauts with an s. I may have more openings tomorrow after the tournament is over. We have a group of chatty people with a few old ladies who like to pray for each other And chat during the week. But at tourney time, they can really pour on the points. Most are from here. Then we have about half who are strangers who never chat. I suspect they turn chat off.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    There are three open groups right now, that are looking for players. If you like to chat a lot, vs play a lot, etc. There is one that you could pop into now called Juggernauts. I don't know what the Brilliance points are set at. Do you know What are your Brilliance points?

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Hi Zan, my placeholder is on east coast and has to leave before I can let anyone in.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Zan, give me a few minutes

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    LAURA CHRISTINA, Thanks for doing that!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    CHARLIE and other old friends,
    Our team is abandoning this site
    for the new, wonderful troll free chat
    on the team tournament chat.
    We'll still monitor from time to time,
    But since you plan to leave the team
    in June when your lovely wife returns,
    See instructions I just posted in our
    Juggernaut team chat about how to go
    to the new troll free zone!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Aw, shucks! Thanks, PaNda!

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    Guess you're stuck with Juggernaut! ;)

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Abby, Thanks for that! If you do want to leave, give me a heads up, so I can put a spaceholder device in and keep us a technically "closed group" by being 50/50.
    PN is on our team. She was supposed to be the leader. I just started an experimental open group because our closed one didn't work the first weekend. And all of a sudden it was not a joke name any more and we are a real Juggernaut (an unstoppable force). When we had a troll infestation here, PN started a Wordscapes Chat Group on Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, you can search Facebook groups and find it. It's the one that has less than 100 members. It hasn't been very active, but with the recent team tournaments, people have been trying to find team members there.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Also, PN has her new WS chat group up and running. We are starting to see people posting about wanting team members. If you are teamless, join the chat to try thers.

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    To others who are having trouble with lag time and glitchy chat, try going to the support page thru the setting gear, and turn chat off and back on. Some people leave chat turned off during tournaments if it's distracting. For me that defeats the purpose of team play. Love the chat more than the game.

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    CHARLIE, one of my friends pointed out the irony that in our desire to protect teens, we may be causing them concern and posting things that are causing them trauma ourselves. I have deleted my own comments, and won't be discussing further. I tried to delete similar comments on chat by rolling them off the back. It ended up creating a big mess, and I'm glad nobody else has a "kick" button, or I'd be kicked to the curb! I won't be commenting on the subject further on either of those venues. Blessings to you.

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    CHARLIE, CLOSE WS to the icon, and go back in@ your lag time should improve!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    ROCKY! THANK YOU! 😘🥰
    MVP 🏆 Most "HELPful" Player, two weeks running!🏆

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    CHARLIE, Go out of the game and back in again..

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Abby, you are so sweet! I trust that you are old enough and smart enough not to give out any personal information! It's the other 30 strangers in the group that may be teens that worry me! You are not the problem!!!!!!

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    SilverStar, It's actually a small red button that actually says kick! I'm liking the sound of a giant red button that explodes like the old Wile E. Coyote cartoons! All of a sudden the leader board lights up with an explosion and their crown is left in smithereens!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    I hope it doesn't come to that though! I'm getting seriously used to being leader! Hubby says the power of the "kick" button has gone to my head! 🤣🤣😂🤣

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    CHARLIE,
    If all else fails, Abby was the second Player to enter the game. If I leave the leader position, she automatically becomes the group leader. She would then be able to "kick" any player who made any inappropriate comment to her immediately, and they would be unable to reenter the game. I know you plan to leave the tournament when your wife returns in a few months. But I'd rather give up the leader role than lose you early. She had already been a team leader when I invited her to our group to protect her. Ask your neighbor if that would take care of any legal ramifications.
    If not, please go to team chat to set up a "sync time" so that we can put a placeholder in your spot. OPALS husband KRASH helped us get a device ready to get rid of our last ZERO player in the middle of the night. (ZERO points, helps or comments). It would help me greatly if you could wait until I have either another device ready or we can bring Rift in. By doing so you will help prevent another unknown factor from entering our team, and actually be helping to protect Abby. I also understand that you will no longer be able to help monitor the chat site, as that might might make you feel legally responsible in some way. I know you have always been concerned for Abby's and other minor's safety, even in this public suggestion thread. Your concern for your wife's peace of mind is the reason Manco gave you the nickname "Chaste".
    Thanks for being a role model for these teens by avoiding even the "appearance of evil".(1st Th. 5:22)

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    CHARLIE,
    I think your neighbor was unaware that this game has a teen rating, and the principles he was talking about applied to adult rated games.
    After exhausting myself and the rest of the Fab Five monitoring team chat, which also has built-in protections from People Fun, I asked for additional help of long known members of our team, including you, to continue monitoring as long as necessary. It's not our known teen that I was worried about. She's smart enough to report any inappropriate comment to People Fun and to me. It's one push of a button for me to "kick" an offensive member out, so they can't get back in, and the push of another button or two to "jump back in" with a space holder device to prevent any new unknowns coming in.
    We brought our teen in to protect her. She had already started her own team.
    If we have other teens, we don't know and have no liability. I have been careful to the point of paranoia and done all due diligence.
    Because the game is rated for teens; it was set up with built-in protections that I was not initially aware of. I am truly grateful to you and all the other old friends who have offered your help and support in monitoring the chat. Now that we have that in place, we've got this! Thank you again for your eloquent and kind words, and for your willingness to help!

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    RIFT, We're holding a spot for you.
    Just have to do sync level timing to get you in.
    Do you have contact with anyone in any of the old groups?
    If not, and you do Facebook, SEARCH for the WS CHAT in groups that PN set up when the trolls took over. You can messenger me from there to set up a time!

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    Thank you, OPAL and SilverStar!
    I was upset that my stupid sorta synced phone was responsible for you and others not getting on the team last weekend. So I obsessed about getting it right this weekend, and was barely getting any sleep. I asked for help in the team CHAT today, and was overwhelmed by the support and encouragement. Today we went from being the "Fab Five" to the "Fab Fifty". (Credit to MBG). I'm changing description from "Welcome Old Gold Friends, and New Silver Friends" To: "Fab Fifty"

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    I love you guys! Go see team chat before it rolls off the back of the comments conveyor belt! I was about read to quit and hand it over to the next person who joined.
    Valzheimer can't remember whether it was INKS, OPAL or ABBY! It wasn't PN because she couldn't get in!
    We have the BEST TEAM in the history of teams!
    And I'm not just talking about Brilliance points.
    Everyone came together to help and support me.
    I'd write more, but my eyes are filled with tears,
    and I haven't slept since yesterday. ❤🙏😘🥰❤

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    SilverStar, see team chat!

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    Thanks INKS! Please pray for our INKSPIRATION! She has been sick as a dog all weekend, is sitting in the Dr's office waiting for a COVID test and or trip to ER, and she's here supporting me! 🙏❤😘❤🙏

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    Charlie, I'm in team chat

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    We are full up at Juggernaut. I would like to keep the same team we had last week. Only one person left our team last night, and she was replaced within minutes with a random stranger. CHARLIE, PLEASE do not leave the team. I want to keep our teens safe. I was just getting comfortable with the group we had last week!

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    Our next project is to find out if closed groups are working yet, Either SAPPHIRE or HARM thought that if you closed an open group that it dumped out everyone but the leader and you had to start all over again accepting requests to come back in again.

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    Thanks again CHARLIE!
    I came down hard on a lot of new people in our group. I had invited Abby to our closed group the week before and knew she was safe. But with 30 new strangers in our open group, I didn't know how many were teens. And since we could have people from any time zone, I felt like someone needed to be monitoring the chat room at all times. Thanks to SHELL, PN, OPAL and INKS for helping with night watch!

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    Thanks CHARLIE!
    Eloquent as ever!
    I really needed that!
    I was never planning to be team leader. We were just testing the open tournament out, because the closed tournament didn't work the week before. And next thing you know, we were full up.
    I appreciate all of your kind words!

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    Steph, It appears that you have only been playing since February, and probably have low Brilliance points. Many teams have high Brilliance points requirements, and won't be open to you until you raise your own brilliance points. So, I think your best bet at this point is to look for teams that are either high in brilliance points, or almost full. Teams must have at least 10 in order to play in a tournament, and may have up to 50 players. If each scores 2000 in their individual tournament, that's 100,000 points team total. If you only have 10 players on your team, they would each have to score 10,000 points to reach the same amount. My team, Juggernaut, is already full,.
    Hope that helps you!

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    PN and OPAL, DOOFUS didn't make me cry, but you two did. I truly don't know what she is talking about. I don't think I've done anything reprehensible in my whole life, much less to SyncTeam. I'm glad we still have the Fab Five!
    😘🥰👏👑🏆

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    If so, search Wordscapes Groups. Three will come up. Ours has about 75 members. Once approved I can message you about how to join the Juggernaut! I was saving spots for you and JEFF. JEFF is in! Welcome home!

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    Rift, are you still here? Do you do Facebook?

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    Thanks Harm. I don't want to discourage people from having fun in their individual tournaments and rivalries. As long as you're having fun, go for it! I just wanted to discourage the "go for 300k" for the team movement last night! It was exciting to stay up for the 100,000 mark, and then for LCW's three million brilliance milestone. And then the push to pass 200,000. But I didn't want to see another "do it for the team" push to make 300,000 last night! Do your own thing for your individual tournaments and rivalries, and the team will take care of itself! I expect we'll easily pass 300k today, just from the push to make crown points and have bragging rights for best player on the best team ever! Last time I looked it was neck and neck between our Prom King and Queen, MANCO and LAURA CHRISTINA, with MBG and Jagerbomb hot on their trail! Followed by Mike, Ruffian and MUGSY all well over 10,000 points. Then Rocky, Panda (Is that you, PN?) and CHARLIE, all ready to go over the the 10 k milestone. DRAGON and OPAL are neck and neck at 11 and 12, with INKS at 13, followed by Riptide, Hart, and Bensword, all well over 7,000! And so on! Many of our players are reporting their personal bests from the excitement of our first JUGGERNAUT TEAM experience. Awesome team from its 1st to 49th rank. Our sole zero player is either locked out like so many were last week, or a placeholder for someone. If you are on our team and haven't been able to chat, let me know who you are, and I'll try to fix it with people fun. Otherwise our zero player will be off the team at Tournaments end! Everyone else is SAFE! I'm not kicking off newbie players who have lower scores and are doing their best to make room to stack the team with higher scorers. With the team we have right now, I already feel like we're a major league team playing against the Little League teams! If I were going to start "kicking" people off (the feature literally pops up in red, saying "kick") I'd be in the first group to go! My stats look really bad on paper! My skinny silver crown, my low point tally this weekend and my excessive chatter are all reasons I'd have to kick myself off! So, play as long as you are having fun, and stop when you are not. I'm feeling blessed to be on this amazing team!

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    Thanks CHARLIE!
    SilverStar, not much sleep this week! Going back to bed now. Have fun everyone!

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    As for the rest ... I see that once again OPAL and I are posting the same things at the same time! What she said! What you all said so eloquently. More tomorrow, when my brain wakes up! ❤

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    As for the two zeros. I already "kicked" the one who had no crown, no points, no helps, and no imagination, to put myself back in as a placeholder for someone else. I hesitate to kick the other zero, Unstoppable, because they can never come back, once kicked. With the clever name, I thought it might be a placeholder for one of our old friends.

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    First, thank you all for your kindness in recognizing that I am working hard and trying my best to be a good team leader.
    Charlie, your post about your creating a monster was brilliant and insightful. I think the excitement and adrenalin rush have driven many of us to try TOO hard, and my recent posts on Team Chat have tried to encourage people to slow down, relax and ENJOY! You said it better, and maybe you can post something about it on the team chat tomorrow.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Abby is safe!

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    They may be locked out like you guys were last week. Or they may be creepy lurkers. I'm looking at them as placeholders that I can kick out right before letting someone else back in. Like Jason/Rift! And Jagerbomb's friend. Or Marezeydoats!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    SilverStar, Thanks for your input! More later after I check the Juggernaut team chat.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    I can't post it. Google COVID-19 anxiety taking a toll? It's an article by Erin Taylor on theverge.com

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    Hi Suzi, are you on our Juggernaut team? Or another team in the tournament?
    There are a number of Christians who follow this site who will be praying for you, myself included. Do you have a local church or prayer group that you can turn too? Many people are coming here to play to escape the reality of the troubles in the world, including one of our long time friends, Mugsy, who recently lost a co-worker to Covid, So you might want to try a COVID support group instead of here. Google recommends one on reddit. I'll try to post a link for you above.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Hi ARMI! Make team guideline suggestions here. Save strategy suggestions for team chat!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Thanks Abby!

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    Jeff jump in!

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    JEFF, CHECK YOUR EMAIL BEFORE TOURNAMENT STARTS!

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    TEAM JUGGERNAUT
    This started out as a message to Rocky, but it morphed into a message that I'd like our whole team to hear:
    Rocky, I checked the team Chat before I got here, and your comments were appropriate and not too many. Please continue to be self aware. Before my warning to you yesterday, you actually DID specifically ask someone their age. I was sleeping at the time, and when I woke up had several different comments on email and Messenger that you were asking personal questions, and commenting a LOT.
    You haven't been on this site very long, and therefore aren't aware of the problems we had with trolls in the past, but a few people, myself included, were wondering if you were a troll. You probably are what you say you are. But since we opened our group to the public, I've been paranoid about protecting our teens. There are mostly old friends on the site, and we look out for each other. There are also new friends. The group description is about old gold friends and new silver friends, from an old song I learned in Girl Scouts:
    "Make new friends, but don't forget the old, one is silver and the other gold". Seems to fit in nicely with our silver and gold crowns. But there are also some total unknowns. Some who haven't posted at all or helped anyone. Innocent questions like asking someone's age could give lurkers information about who our teens are. Give your own age, but don't ask other's ages. I'm paranoid enough to recommend our teens not give out more of their location than their time zone.
    I don't want to either squash the enthusiasm of the chat, or have it so inundated with chatter that important messages are lost. I have a tendency to chatter too much myself, and have been trying to keep myself in check as well.
    I have never been a team leader on any game before, except for last weekend, that was an almost total failure. I thought it was because of a weird sync that had accidentally happened when I connected two of my devices to Facebook while trying to change my name on this site. So I panicked, uninstalled the game on one of my devices and hoped it would fix the problem, losing thousands of coins, and all of my crowns on the synced devices in the process. It didn't help! I later learned from Harm, another team leader of a closed group that hers didn't work either, and from SilverStar that her open group mostly worked. "The Fab Five" as we called one of our experimental teams (OPAL, INKS, SHELL, PN and I) have spent the last week sleuthing until all hours of the day and night, until I was punchdrunk from lack of sleep, and one of them told me to "shaddup and go to sleep" ... I'll let you guess which one! 😉
    This is getting long. I told you I was chatty! But I feel like our shiny new silver friends on our team needed to know some of our group history, and decided to post it here, because everything I post on the team chat cycles off every few hours.
    All jokes aside about me being the "all powerful Fearless Leader", I am in actuality your Fearful Leader, and have been thrilled to have the help of everyone mentioned above and below:
    Paddling Nana, who started this uservoice chat site over a year ago, and the rest of the "Fab Five" who have been helping me sleuth out the bugs in the new system all week ...
    People Fun, if you're still reading, you really ought to hire OPAL to help you! And INKS as a technical writer to put out some instructions for your new rollouts ... I hear she'll work for Wordscapes coins! 🤣 And thanks to them all for making me laugh, especially SHELL, who put up with my midnight madness and is ALWAYS good for a laugh! 😂
    Mugsy, who is a long time leader of a similar group and has given me many helpful insights and suggestions
    CHARLIE, our uservoice group's long time shepherd, who occasionally is more like a sheepdog! Down boy! 🤣
    Kudos also to DRAGON, who has found ways to keep the golden oldies in touch after trolls decimated our chat site here for a while.
    To HARM, DOOFUS, KATZ, RUFFIAN, and I know I'm forgetting a bunch of others who have tried to reunite those who have split off to other groups, or dropped off the site altogether due to trolls and misunderstandings.
    To MANCO and so many others just for making us laugh that I know I'll forget someone, so I won't name any more. There's a reason my brother calls me Valzheimer, and it's not just because my first name is Val!
    End of history lesson! My next post will be group guidelines that will be based on some People Fun policies, some of the suggestions previous to this post, and whatever comments are made after I "shaddup" and have some breakfast. Please make your comments here, so they don't roll off into oblivion on the team chat. Thanks for listening!

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    ROCKY, In case you don't have Facebook, I wanted to let you know that I wasn't trying to keep you from commenting at ALL., just to get you to be mindful of both the number and the content of what you are posting, like asking ages, etc. Volunteer your own if you want, but don't ask. It puts our teens at risk. Also for you to be self aware about the number of your comments. You don't need to answer every person who posts. The comments drop off the back end, and I've been trying to go back and monitor for teen safety to find I missed hours while I was sleeping. Shell has volunteered to help me monitor because she's from Australia with a different sleep schedule. I know we are all excited, but just be judicious in your comments please!

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    Rocky, If you have a Facebook Account. You can search groups for a Wordscapes Chat Group and once accepted will be able to Messenger me from there. We're the one with 70+ members!

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    ABBY, CHARLIE and I have pretty much adopted you as our Granddaughter, so you're safe! Do your best, give helps to others when you can, and don't worry about it. You're our Teen Angel! Thanks for all of your prayers!

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    SilverStar, they have different coats of arms. But I was surprised how many teams there are with named just Word!

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    DOOFUS, Please tell JEFF I'll save the spot for him until he's ready. And that I'll be praying for him. He can get my email from Dragon, Harm or Katz so we can set up a time for me to leave the team with my space holder 2nd device right before he tries to enter.

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    Don't know what to put in it

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    Muggy, found description box

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    P. S. MUGSY, I found a place for description. Suggestions?

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    CHARLIE! I agree with you that it would be great to have everyone back together again!
    We're full up just now, but I'll post on here if anyone drops out. I don't see any kind of waiting list feature.

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    LAURA CHRISTINA,
    SORRY! Your post was buried here. I'm having a hard time keeping up with three chats!
    Just wanted you to know that I'm praying for your family in NYC, as well as for MUGSY, his family, friends and colleagues, and so many others there right now! 🙏 ❤

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    P.S. Mugsy, I don't think I can do a description.

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    Mugsy continued ...
    So far my only "Supreme Leader Power" as INKS jokingly calls it, is to "kick" people off the team. (The button literally says kick! ) 😆
    I can set the team for open or by request, and I can set a minimum brilliance level, which is currently pretty low so that our "teen angel" Abby could get in. But high enough that we wouldn't get the 8 year old trolls with their poop emojis that we've had on here lately. 😆
    There is also a red report button, but I haven't used it. HARM warned me that she "kicked" a volunteer, and they weren't able to get back on.
    So I appreciate all advice from you or others on what to do or not to do.

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    Hi Mugsy,
    If you have an extra device, you could start a dummy team and see what I see. It's not that different than a regular player's.
    I can have either an open team, "anyone" or a closed team " by request". Last week, I did "by request" as did HARM. We both had difficulty with the closed team. I still don't know why only 4 members of our team could chat and count toward our team points, and why you and the other 8 couldn't. This week, INKS, OPAL, PN and I experimented via team game chat and Messenger, and found that only 3 of us could chat, and PN still couldn't. After lots more experiments, and learning from Silverstar that she had no trouble in her open group, we decided to try an open team. It seems to be working so far.

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    Mugsy Bar, thanks for the info! This is the first team tournament I've played on any game. What little I know, I gleaned from last week's tournament. Only Abby, INKS, OPAL and I were able to chat or have our points count, so we experimented more than played. Any tips you have would be appreciated. We thought there might be a limit on the number of helps you are allowed to give or receive when we noticed they were running a tally both for the team and individual. But you think it's the opposite, with a minimum required?

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    Don I've never heard of that happening. We can't help you here, but there is a people fun contact if you hit the blue arrow next to general in the top left corner of this page and search that page.

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    One spot left ... Going ... going ... GONE!

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    Mugsy Bar, We ❤ NY ... and you! 💔😥🙏😘❤

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    JEFF and RIFT! Don't remain adrift!
    Join our Juggernaut before its too late!
    Only 6 or 7 spots left!!!
    If there is anyone else I haven't called by name, forgive me and come anyway! With all of the game names, I can't tell who is out and who is in! ET, PHONE HOME!

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    So sorry, MUGSY! Will be praying for his family, for YOU, and your coworkers! Virtual hugs to you!

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    ABBY and CHARLIE, PN is there! Thanks for remembering her! Not sure if she's incognito, so I'll let her decide when to reveal! Getting excited about our team! Our brilliance points are hurting my eyes!

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    Only 8 spots left! Wishing the old gang and Seahawk sisters were with us! JEFF! We've missed you! Praying for you and your Mom. I barely survived three weeks of what you do all day, every day! RESPECT! My Mom is safe in Boston with my spinster sister now. Blessings to ya'll and HURRY! We had to open the team and it's filling up!

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    LAURA CHRISTINA! SO GLAD YOU FOUND US!!!
    I felt so guilty about leaving you alone in the troll free zone, that I used my second device to save a spot for you!
    Only 17 spots left on the Juggernaut! I think we'll be unbeatable! ;)

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    SIGH .. CHARLIE, Abby and others ... you may have accidentally been kicked off of Juggernaut when I changed it from request to open. Please check to see if you still have the ability to comment there. For the record, I have not kicked ANYONE off on purpose! I will only do that for inappropriate comments. Also be careful that you don't hit report on anyone's comments. That may or may not also kick them off. Sorry! Steep learning curve

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    LAURA CHRISTINA!
    We didn't mean to abandon you in the Troll Free Zone, but we couldn't get it to work! We have moved to Juggernaut. It is an open site, but I do have the capacity to kick out trolls.
    So please come join us! Everyone has chat capability, so we think we'll all be able to accumulate points. Only 50 spots per team, so hurry!

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    CHARLIE, You said you were kicked out ... of Troll Free Zone or Juggernaut.? Try again with Juggernaut. It's open now. LAURA CHRISTINA, MANCO, DRAGON, JEFF who am I forgetting? Only 50 spots!
    Troll Free zone no longer has the required 10 for a team, so come over to Juggernaut before it's too late!

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    CHARLIE, Ruffian, Mugsy, etc.
    Juggernaut is temporarily open. If you're already in, see if you can chat now. If you can't chat, go out and come back in.

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    Just accepted Ruffian.
    Did anyone else here request to join with a last player name like RB_ UR_ FAST?

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    Okay Ruffian,
    I did the same with an open group with my other device and was able to chat. I would suggest that if any of you are still unable to use chat by noon Friday PST that you try joining an open team before the tournament begins. Then stay with it after tournament starts.

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    We all love solving puzzles, but I fear this is one only People Fun can solve.

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    I'm a little fascinated by the common denominator of the same four people who were able to chat on BOTH teams.
    Someone suggested we were Facebook friends, which is true for OPAL and INKS, but not Abby. PN is also my Facebook friend, but hasn't been able to get in either time. I'm on an android device, Samsung Galaxy tab 9, I think.
    OPAL was on Kindle and got in, but her hubby was also on Kindle, but couldn't chat.

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    Ruffian, when you said you were able to join open teams, were you able to chat there? Was this during the team tournament, or since it ended?

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    Mugsy Bar, PN, CHARLIE, SILVERSTAR, or RUFFIAN:
    Try going out of the team by hitting info and leaving.
    Then join any other open team, and see if you can chat there. Then request to join here again.
    ROCKY said she left and came back in, but I see no evidence that she did.
    Let me know here if you try this and still can't comment on the site.

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    CHARLIE and SILVERSTAR, If you can, post a short comment on the team chat site. I just accepted you. Let me know if you're able to do it

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    HARM, I suggest you have your team members attempt to chat to see if they will be excluded again next weekend.

    CHARLIE, Just saw your post. Come on over to Juggernaut.
    It's not working for everyone either, but most of us have abandoned the old games site, and are trying a new sync free team ...

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    HARM, I suggest you have your team members attempt to chat to see if they will be excluded again next weekend.

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    Would the People Fun gods who changed Rocky's name please help us again?
    I uninstalled my conflicting synced device.
    I created a new team, with a new name, Juggernaut.
    Of the 8 people who have been accepted to the new team, the same 4 that could chat and accumulate points last week, can chat this week. The other four are unable to comment. PN rebooted her device, Rocky went out and came back in again. Mugsy Bar and Ruffian either cannot or have not posted a comment in the team chat. I think all four are still seeing a request to join screen, even though I have accepted them, and they show up on my team roster.
    Please fix this. I don't think any of us are doing anything wong this time. Can you fix this?

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    It's not Rocky. I don't see comments from Ruffian, Mugs and PN either. I accepted all of them, but PN and Rocky can't team chat.
    Mugsy and Ruffian, if you can see a chat feature, please make one comment on the in game team chat, or let me know if you can't

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    Rocky, go out and back in again. If you can't chat and still see request your points won't count again.
    Mugsy Bar, were you able to chat? I don't see a comment for either of you.

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    Gotcha,Mugsy! Please make one comment only on the team chat, so we know you are active. Could you see team chat last weekend?

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    Rocky, that's great!
    Ruffian and Rocky, please make one comment only on the team chat so that I know you can see it! Thanks!
    HARM, If your people can't chat, they probably won't be able to participate in the team tournament next week. That was the only common denominator in who could and could not be counted last weekend.

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    Harm, I agree.

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    Okay, Juggernaut it is. I have created a new team called Juggernaut. It is by request, and you will have to search for it and be accepted by me before the tournament starts on Friday. Once in, please make one comment ONLY to make sure that you can. If you CAN'T make a comment there, let me know here. It's a good bet you won't be able to participate in the weekend tournament if you can't comment. Also, once accepted, don't go touring around checking out other teams. I'll have to accept you back in again, and it may mess up your counting in the tournament.

    Once the tournament starts, don't leave to check out other teams. PF has it set up to avoid team hopping to try to get in a higher scoring tournament. Once the tournament begins, if you leave you will be listed as "not participating" in any team you join. This also applies to trolls, who won't be able to participate in another tournament if they are kicked out for inappropriate comments.
    HARM, Did I forget anything?

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    Everyone except trolls:
    HARM and I have been sleuthing into the team tournament problems we had last weekend. The short version is that at least some of our problems were caused because Harm and I both created the teams on a device that was synced with a different device.
    I uninstalled my second device, and PN and Ruffian tested by going into and back out of the team. PN did it while the tournament was still happening, and was then able to text, but was listed as "not participating" and her points still did not count toward the team total. RUFFIAN tried it after the tournament ended, and still could not access team chat.

    SO, I think the best thing to do is start over with a new team name. And have everyone request to get back in again. There has also been a lot of interest in combining the two teams from this chat site, because we would pretty likely be unbeatable. What do you all think?

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Judy, you don't need a gravatar to change your name. Skip that part.

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    HARM, THANKS! DRAGON is going to give you my email address.

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    HARM, Still waiting to hear what People Fun had to say about setting up teams. If it's easier to forward their email, DRAGON ha mine. THANKS!

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    MANCO, CHARLIE tried to help too ... falls on deaf ears!

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    Judy, maybe your daughter can figure it out, after she wakes up. I have to get my son to help me.

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    SHELL, Thanks! It will help the rest of us too!

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    Judy, I've been using your full name because there is another player whose real name is Judy, and I didn't want to confuse the two of you.
    I don't remember how to change it. Last time I tried, I ended up with two of my devices in the weird sync that kept me from seeing all of the requests to join the team. I think Abby recently changed hers.She might remember.

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    Judy Butt, you are still on my team. Only four of the twelve people on the team were able to join the chat and have their points count. I asked Ruffian to try going out and coming back in again after the tournament was over, but it didn't do any good. Now I'm waiting to see what HARM's email from People Fun says, to see if we need to do anything else to get all of the team members to be able to chat and have all of their points count toward the team total.

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    SilverStar, Waiting to hear from Harm what People Fun sent her. You are welcome to try to join the team now. We may have to ditch the name and start over, depending on what People Fun says. If you do try to join, let me know if you can see chat after you are accepted.

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    MANCO, My migraine meds kicked in and I went from surly to silly. I also realized that the trolls over there are probably bored teens in quarantine, and could be doing worse things with their time! Hope you get a kick out of my response to the little laughing hyenas nipping at your heels over there! 😉

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    I forgot to add #4 ...
    Don't pick on MANCO!
    🤣

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    SHELL,
    I'm thinking keep two teams at least until next weekend; so we can compare notes!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Harm,
    You're going to make me wait till tomorrow? SIGH!

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    Ruffian, Thanks for trying!

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    Shell, you still show as a team member.
    I think we're going to have to pick a new name and start over if they haven't fixed this by Thursday!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    RUFFIAN, Can you see the chat now that you left and reentered?

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    Harm, my initial thought is have people who can't see chat tab leave and request to come back in. PN tried that, and could chat afterward, although not participate because it was after tournament began. If that doesn't work I suspect we'll have to start over with new team names.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    We ended up 18th with just under 20 k

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    Harm, Cool Cats with 69 k
    Top 7 were over 50 k

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    HARM, Thanks for the info.
    That seems to be a key clue.
    I'm assuming you didn't have two devices synced together, like I did.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Ruffian, Can you also go out and back in again, and see if a chat tab appears? Wait until the tournament is finished first, so you don't lose your individual crown points

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    CLASSIC CHARLIE
    Wait till the tournament is over, the leave the team, and request to join again.

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    CLASSIC CHARLIE, So glad you want to stay on the team! It wouldn't be the same without you! We may have to start over with a new team name if you aren't able to see the chat feature. Because of the bugs in the rollout, and possibly because of my weird semi-sync that may have kept me from seeing some of the requests until I uninstalled the game on my phone, we may have to start a new team if the present members can't see the chat feature. That's the only thing that seems to be unique about the four members of our team whose points were counted. All four of us made at least one comment before the tournament started. Three of us started early in the tournament, but so did you. Inks started much later, but was also counted in our team points.
    Do you see a chat feature or ranking of our team members by brilliance points? RUFFIAN, MUGSY, JUDY, LAURA CHRISTINA, SHELL, PN ... what are/were you able to see?
    Sorry for so many recent posts, but I'm determined to play Nancy Drew until this mystery is solved and all of our team members can play together! If you all would, please try to see if you have a chat feature. If so, comment on the team chat. If not, I think we've discovered the source of the problem, if not yet the fix.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    HARM, and team members
    The only common denominator I can find in the people who were able to play in the tournament this weekend is that all four of us made a comment in the chat text section, and none of us left the team before or after the tournament. None of the other eight commented before the tournament began, possibly because they were not able to?
    Also, when Shell and PN left and came back in, they were able to comment, even though they were listed as not participating.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    SilverStar, First, Do NOT leave your present team until after the present tournament is over. But if you'd like to join my team, you need to leave the team you are in and request again after this tournament is over.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    If someone from here requested to be on my team this morning, please tell me your player name. Right now I'm only accepting known people from this group. It has been pointed out to me that a team called TROLL FREE ZONE might attract trolls!

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    HARM, Try clicking on the team tourney trophy.
    Mine shows me a list of everyone on my team, with them listed by how many points they have scored, in highest to lowest order. OPAL is of course first, with over 10000 points. I'm second with over 6000. But we are both first in our individual tournaments, which are completely different sets of people. There are also points for INKS and ABBY, and everyone else has 0 points, even though they are scoring high points in their individual tournaments. SHELL and PN are at the bottom with "not participating" because they both left and came back in again after the tournament started. I assume that if they stay on the team this week, they will be able to "participate" next weekend. It's sad, since we have a powerhouse team, whose scores aren't counting, and I think SHELL's 313 points might have put us over the top this week! 😂

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Classic CHARLIE, I deleted that post before I saw yours ...
    You said it better anyway! 😉

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Classic CHARLIE?

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    HARM,
    It would be great fun to "sync times" between two different groups from here and have a "playoff" if it's possible. But that's WAY down the road. For now, I'd just like to figure out why only four of my twelve team members' scores are counting, and the other eight are unable to see or post in the team chat. How many of your team members are unable to chat and have their scores showing as 0?

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    SHELL, You crack me up, as usual! I also "clawed my way up to the 20 point crown level" on my other device! I only have two now, since I uninstalled the game that was semi-synced and messing up my ability to see requests to join the team. I put in the extra effort to "claw my way" all the way up to 500, to get into 23rd place, just to make sure I didn't get bumped!

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    "Old" CHARLIE,
    LOL, We'll have to work on that!
    Maybe "Original CHARLIE" ...
    Yes, If we had our whole team playing, we'd definitely be in first place in our group of 30 teams! As it is, the only scores that are counting are for OPAL, ABBY, INKSPIRATION and me, and we are up to 13th place, probably playing against groups with up to 50 members.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    "New Charlie" ... Just guessing on some of this, but it appears that you have to set up your "by request" team of ten or more people BEFORE the team tournament begins on Friday at 6PM EST in order to compete in the tournament.
    If you can't get 10 people by that time next week, your other option is to be randomly placed in a team of up to 50 strangers. It appears that if you jump from one group to another, after the tournament starts, you are disqualified from participating in the tournament for the rest of the weekend, and your names shows up on the team roster as "not participating".

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    CHARLIE, There is a new Charlie on here ...
    I don't think it's a troll, Just someone with the same name.
    See post before mine.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    SILVERSTAR and anyone else who requested to join my team without a response, I never received your request. I had a weird semi sync between two of my devices, and had to uninstall one of my games. Try again next week! I think you have to request and be accepted before the tournament begins, and if you leave the group after the tournament begins and come back in again, it lists you as "not participating" for this weekend.

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    HARM, AGREED! Only the three people whose scores count can see the in team text as far as I can tell.
    LAURA CHRISTINA, Hoping they have it fixed by next weekend.
    MUGSY, THANKS FOR TRYING!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    YIKES! Small quaker here! Quarantines and earthquakes!
    What next?

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Did anyone try it? And if so, did it work?

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    EVERYONE! Just got a response from People Fun. They suggested rebooting your whole device. (Fancy for turning your device completely off, waiting 15 seconds and turning it back on again. Couldn't hurt! Except it might drop CHARLIE to 3rd! ;) Thanks CHARLIE! I dried my tears when LAURA CHRISTINA joined our team! 😉

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    WOW! LAURA CHRISTINA! Haven't heard from you in so long! Welcome to our team! I'm responding here, because I don't think the team chat is working for anyone except OPAL, ABBY and I. Hopefully they'll have all of the bugs worked out by next weekend.

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    SHELL, Hah! Love the "teething problems"!
    MANCO, Join our team! I don't think you can play with us this week, so if you're already in a group stay there for this weekend, but we've got a great team!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Judy Butt, see my long post below ...
    It isn't you ... It isn't me ... It's the inevitable glitches when People Fun roll out a new program on Wordscapes.

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    Ruffian, apparently HARM is having the same problems.
    RUFFIAN, CHARLIE, MUGSY, JUDY, PN, SHELL and INKS ...
    Sorry the program glitch kicked you all out. PN, OPAL and I have been experimenting unsuccessfully to figure it out.
    At first I thought it was my fault, because two of my devices were in a weird semi sync, so I uninstalled one of them, but it made no difference. I was so relieved it wasn't my fault that you were all shut out somehow that I actually started crying! I've gotta get out more! It's possible people fun will fix the glitch and you can still get in this weekend. I hope so, because we've got some real heavy hitters on our team. I was shocked that Mugsy Bar has even more brilliance points than PN and World class OPAL! You're essential to our team, as well as to NYC! Also, for those of you that can't see it, we appear to be in a group of 30 other teams, and the winning team gets 75,000 coins. We are entered in both the team event and the individual event at the same time, so we can still earn crown points at the same time as team points. We can see each other's crowns and brilliance points, as well as our points earned by each team member in the current team points. Looks like it will be really fun once they get the bugs worked out.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Ruffian. I ACCEPTED

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    MUGSY
    Same thing happened with PN.
    Only Opal, Abby and I are showing points for our team.
    If CHARLIE is playing, his points aren't accumulating for our team. Try requesting to join Troll Free Zone again. Probably won't help, but it can't hurt.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Ruffian, I didn't get request from you

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    Yes CHARLIE

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    Ok, Team, we're #15 in tournament ranking. Complete levels to move us up. OPAL's husband Krash joined us to make 10, and we're in!

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    Abby, thanks! I feel like you are safer with us.
    I did find out that the team leader can eject players.
    There is a "My team" tab for the team leader.
    On it I "kicked" CHARLIE'S lower score off, and it disappeared. We currently have 9, with a capacity for 50 team members. I still don't have a clue whether we need 50 to compete in a tournament as a team or not. I may use my second device to join a random group and see if it's different when there are 50 members.

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    JUDY, Yes, is that you? If so, I'll add you.
    RUFFIAN, If I do, I don't know how. There doesn't seem to be a way to delete comments or people. There is a report button on comments, but I'm not sure what it does, and haven't used it. There was an option when setting up the group to set a minimum of brilliance points, but I didn't use it. I think that if you don't do "search" or "request only" that people are just dumped randomly into groups of 50. I'm trying to keep my comments on the team site to a minimum, and related only to the team tournament, which I assume starts tomorrow, because you don't seem to be able to delete or edit comments on it.
    CHARLIE, perhaps it deleted automatically when you deleted the app.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    I have accepted all but two of the requests that are currently on my board. They were different than the names used here. If you requested under a player name that is different from the one you post with here, let me know your player name here.

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    HARM,
    OPAL and INKS and I were experimenting with a different team name last night. When it is set up for "by request" you have to be accepted. Once you are accepted, you don't need to be accepted again, UNLESS you try to join another group. It may ask you if you want to leave this group to join another. Then you have to request to get back in the first group again.

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    Thanks, CHARLIE!
    Okay, I just started a request only tournament group called
    Troll Free Zone
    I don't have much of a clue how it works, except that if you don't do request only, your group just fills up with random people.
    Abby's has a full 50 already.
    So if you are an oldie on this site, look for my group. Will try to keep the trolls out on the front end, because I'm not sure you can get rid of them once you've let them in. So far I've invited OPAL, PN, INKS, JUDY, CHERYL and SHELL. I've been especially missing CHARLIE, DRAGON, MANCO and MUGSY BAR! (Alphabetical Order!) Since you all have an aversion to Facebook, maybe this will be a safer place to chat and possibly take the place of syncing? Not sure if we compete against each other or as a team ...

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    Abby, I haven't heard of a team tournament. It's something we have requested for over a year.
    Judy, I also haven't seen an event icon.

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    Lilith, regarding the piggy bank, not everyone has this feature. Although I wouldn't call it a scam, I would call it a waste of real money in order to purchase coins to be used for hints. It essentially works by you earning rewards of up to double the amount you could normally purchase. You don't have to purchase it to continue playing. Most of us don't purchase coins, and just ignore the piggy bank, as we ignore the popup ads to buy other incentives like rockets, bees, hints, or bullseyes. The one exception to this is that most of us have paid $2.99 to remove the ads.

    JUDY BUTT, notice this! Be careful if you do enable the purchase portion on google play to get rid of the ads, that you disable the one tap purchase feature. It is VERY easy to accidentally purchase packages of hints, up to $40 or more. You can also skip ads by putting your phone into airplane mode. Most people can't play in tournaments in airplane mode, but through some loophole a few still can, which explains why occasionally people "suddenly appear" with high scores at the end of a tournament. There are also a very few people who have found other ways to cheat, two of them who recently bragged about it on this and another forum where people were complaining about cheating. And there are some computer glitches that cause a few anomalies in scoring as well. But for the most part people on this thread have been kind and helpful, with the occasional troll, prankster, cheater or snotty person passing through.

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    DOOFUS, I was kind of asking for trouble with my Geezer Bait name. Didn't realize I hadn't changed it. I decided to let him have second when he changed his name to "I'm old" ... ;) Glad you stayed ahead of him! At least he got into the name changes.
    SAPPHIRE, was it you? Or is our mystery player still a mystery?

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    DRAGON, has anyone heard from SAPPHIRE?

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    SHELL, love the "assume the shroom" ... and I don't mind if the teens think I'm acting like a Mum ... But I'm not quite old enough to be yours! LOL
    SilverStar, Good to hear from you. We think lots of the silly new posts are bored teens. But we can work around them.
    MANCO! Hang in there with the kiddos and the rotten weather.
    DRAGON, Thanks for the tournament update ... Any more clues as to who's who? Whom?

    MANCO!

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    DOOFUS, Well, I answered his LMAO with Keep Laughing after I passed him, and he quit playing. Unless he is one of those people who can still do airplane mode, and plans to sneak up on me again. I thought about keeping on playing just in case, but I really don't want to play anymore. Even if he sneaks up again, he knows he can't beat me head to head. So I'm taking a big break. Have fun! Enjoy your win! You earned it! 😘

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    AMEN TO THAT, CHARLIE!
    Too many kids go missing after chatting with strangers. They pretend to be teens, but are creeps.
    DRAGON, Playing Call of Dutymakes sense. He probably got bored because I was sleeping and DOOFUS had too big of a lead. Still haven't figured out who shroom is. Seems too coincidental to not be someone who knew about the sync time change, but they haven't moved since last night.
    Got him for you, DOOFUS!
    Will try to keep enough ahead of him for us to have a 1 2 finish.

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    Okay Thanks. I'LL make name changes on that one. Although he make take Squeeze Play the wrong way if he's sleazy!

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    DOOFUS, Okay, I'll see what I can do. Changed my name on one to What is COD. on the other to just woke up. Let me know which one you see.

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    Nice to see some old friends and a few new ones on here.
    DOOFUS, Just woke up. Have you figured out who SHROOM is? And who is Making Muffins? I'm playing with my wierd account that accidentally merged, and I forgot to change names on one of them. Have I been showing as Geezer Bait all this time? Then you've missed all my name changes? Sorry!

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    For the new people who are asking about syncing ...
    A group of people who posted on here regularly decided to experiment with synchronizing their start times to end up in the same tournament with each other. We found the best results by doing the following:
    1. Completing a puzzle except for the very last word, making sure that you know what the last word is. This has to be done BEFORE the tournament begins, which is currently 6 PM EST every Friday night.
    2. Picking a start time and posting it to see if anyone else wanted to try for the same time.
    3. Using a website called timeis.com, because individual clocks on phones can vary.
    4. At the proposed time, waiting with your finger on the last letter of the last word, and releasing it when the clock ticked to the start time.
    We had quite a bit of success with this, and last month had nearly 20 people in the same group of 100. But we also had some cheaters and trolls join the site. So this month we changed the usual times, and didn't post them publicly.
    You can try this with a family member or friend.
    For Abby and the other teens who have been posting here recently, don't give out any personal information here. Most of the people are kind and helpful, but a few have posted vile language or been otherwise untrustworthy. That's probably true of any public site, so be careful out there!
    And have fun!

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    DOOFUS, Add a jewel to your crown! Unless Shroom wakes up and takes off ... It was fun racing yesterday. I had the edge, but I suspect you weren't using any hints and I was using a few when I got stuck. I may do another sprint with you if we're awake at the same time tomorrow. Thanks for the invitation!

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    MANCO, okay. I won't pull the life support plug yet! ;)

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    MANCO, Sorry! I meant for you to Messenger me from your wife's Messenger account.

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    DOOFUS, I don't know who Shroom is. Before you uncloaked, I thought shroom was you. Probably someone cloaked from here. Don't worry about "stepping on me". I play in fits and sports. And don't have a normal sleep schedule, so play when you feel like it, and I'll either catch up, or not.
    Glad we finally synced!

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    I was .02 seconds late according to Timeis. I was number 35 in my tournament, and it took a while to fill. But I'm happy to be in with Doofus. Shroom could also be one of us incognito.

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    I thought Doofus was shroom?
    I'm surprised to be in first and taking a break.
    Nice to sync with you Doofus!

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    No CHARLIE or Shell, but I have a Lolo!

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    Jisoo, If you are sorry for saying it, you can delete it.

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    Doofus, I was tempted ... but I'm trying to play nice! 🤣😘

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    KATZ, Hope Charlie reads that one. LOL! So far I'm the only one of the six people I mentioned who are going to try the "secret sync" time. It's too late WA time for SHELL, and the rest are all addicts who start on Friday night. 🤣 Maybe INKS will join. Haven't heard back from her yet. But thanks for the invite. Sad that trolls have brought us to this! (WA time is Western Australia, not Washington!)

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    Mugsy Bar, information was generally passed around thru syncs, and you had a hard time getting synced. Did you and DRAGON share info when you synced? If so you can get the sync time from him. Or join the Facebook WS group chat long enough for me to Messenger you. We're the one with only about 40 or 50 members.

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    DOOFUS and KATZ,
    Thanks to DRAGON, I've been able to notify PN, Cheryl, INKS, OPAL and SHELL of the proposed change in SYNC time for Saturday AM on Messenger.
    MANCO, You can contact me on your wife's Messenger if you want the new time. (If you are indeed human, and you didn't pick your gorgeous children out of modeling headshots!) 🤣
    CHARLIE, If you want the sync time, you'll have to use my email address that I gave you in a sync long ago. I promise I won't compromise you in any way, and will only send you the sync time. I respect your commitment to your wife, and only wish more men were as circumspect as you are. I can connect you with DRAGON, who is male, for future sync updates. We're just trying to circumvent the trolls and admitted cheaters. And I promise I won't give your email address to that purple haired flirt who is looking for a boy toy ... or toy boy as they are known in Australia! 🤣
    Love ya'll SHELL! But you do have that homewrecker vibe goin' on! 🤣😘🥰

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    CHARLIE, Turn the mayo squeeze bottle upside down in the fridge. Works for squeeze ketchup and relish bottles too! I haven't found a mustard bottle with a flat top yet, but you usually have to shake it up anyway! Now that that urgent business is taken care of ...
    MANCO! I've missed you Breaux! Did you see on the cheat site that someone thinks Manco is contrived from "Machine Cognition" and that "you seem like a pretty cool human" but he's not quite sure if you are quite human! Are you an escapee from "Westworld"? LOL!🤣

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    U.S. Mother's Day is in May too!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Silver star,
    Welcome home!

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    CHARLIE, Glad the flight wasn't crowded. Mom flies back Monday, if her flight isn't cancelled

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    CHARLIE, DRAGON, MAREZYDOATS, ABBY and everyone else who has prayed for me ... THANK YOU! Praying for all ya'all too!
    Mugsy Bar, definitely essential! Hope you are wearing gloves!
    MAREZYDOATS, My heart breaks for you and your daughter. Praying for a reconciliation!
    DRAGON, I haven't had a fever, so I don't meet the criteria for a test. I've been feeling much better the last 2 days.
    ABBY, You are a sweetheart!
    SHELL, After your last few comments I now picture you as a "purple people eater" ... You are probably too young to remember that silly old song!
    😘 virtual group hug that meets social distancing requirements!
    😘🥰😘🥰😘🥰

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    CHARLIE, Thanks for asking. I've had flu symptoms on and off since since last Friday, which made it difficult to help my Mom. My niece, who is also a nurse, came out and helped her get a shower. I've washed my hands so much they are getting chapped, trying to get clean enough to handle food and dishes. My niece is picking my Mom up tomorrow and keeping her at her house until Monday. Mom is supposed to fly to my sister's in Boston on Monday, if they are still allowing flights out of California by then. She will then have to self quarantine for two weeks before she is allowed back in her apartment at a senior housing facility. Then once she goes back to her apartment, she's not allowed visitors. I don't know how they are supposed to get food and groceries. My flu seems to have just been a normal flu, nothing deadly and no fever. I have a PET scan scheduled for Monday to "rule out dementia" ... From the results of my MRI and MRA, I probably don't have "Valzheimers", but may have something less well known called vascular dementia. I hope they don't cancel the appointment, because I really want to know my prognosis. My MRI/MRA results said "chronic microangiopathic white matter disease" which can lead to vascular dementia. Quite the tongue twister. So as usual, I'd appreciate your prayers. Hope all ya'll are having a better time of it than I have had the last few weeks! It has been a difficult time for everyone I know ... So I'll close with:
    Never be afraid to trust your unknown future to your known God. If you don't know Him, now would be a good time to make His acquaintance! Praying for all of you! Especially those who "don't have a prayer". Blessings to you!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Tattoos ... a permanent reminder of temporary insanity ...
    KATZ, I was reading from the top down, and trying to figure out what "trolls up" you were referring to!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    There's a reason my brother calls me Valzheimer!
    I can't even blame spellcheck for that one! 🙃😘
    I remember thinking "others, like me,"
    Because one wouldn't say "others, like I" ...
    Is this where the elusive "myself" comes to play?

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    CHARLIE, So happy for your Grand!
    Re DICTIONARY changes, some won't notice changes, because they already had more bonus words available. Others, like CHERYL and me noticed a lot of words that used to be rejected are now being accepted! YAY! I believe the new words are happening in the Masters Levels. 6000 and up.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    CHARLIE, How is your Grand?

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    CONGRATS for a TOP 7 finish for the SYNC SEVEN! 👏🤴🥰

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    NEAL, Not everyone has the new avatars yet. DRAGON seems to like them.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    CHARLIE, What's your new name?

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    MANCO, Good to hear from you!
    MAREZYDOATS, Didn't know you hadn't synced yet.
    I still have 2 opportunities to sync, so let me know a time and I'll try to make it. I'm only "halffast", as my Dad used to say. (Say it real fast! 😉) But you'll still be able to get first that way! I'm currently second on two of my devices. When I was trying to change my name, I ended up connecting on Facebook with two of my accounts, and now they mostly sync together. They start the tournament together, even though I only start one device, but my coins are separate. I tried to play one, leaving one word open, then copy the other and finish both. I can't tell if I'm getting points both times, or doing twice as much work for one account. It also stopped the interim ads, but I still have ads on the bottom of my phone screen. It's like a weird hybrid sync of the two devices. At any rate, it limits me to two sync attempts. I'm just trying to stay in the 20 crown point range on my other device.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Congrats to the new Sync Six! DRAGON, So nice of you to delay your sync so that Mugsy Bar could finally sync.
    DOCRONNIE, Do you still not have the crown feature?

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    HARM, Thanks for thinking of my Mom!
    MUGSY BAR, YAY! You finally synced!
    CHERYL, YAY! You haven't synced for a while either!
    Watch out for hidden players. SHELL, INKS, PN and a few others like to disguise for a while. Was it EC who stayed cloaked the whole tournament last time? Anyone have an IVANKA?
    CHARLIE, Did you sync with anyone? Have fun all!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    ZAN, Since I'm "oversmart", I backed my finger off of the last letter before letting go to tap on the timeis.com screen. Since I'm also overly clumsy, I dropped my tablet. The good news is that I could see that I was 7.03 seconds late when I entered! LOL! 🙃🤣🥰 That last emoticon is a virtual group hug; the only kind of hug I'm giving anyone for a while! 😉

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Deleted User. I'm the "oversmart admin" who blocked you from the Facebook Wordscapes Group. I saw the Safari thumbnails. I thanked you for posting. Then all kinds of weird codes started posting, and I blocked and deleted you. Thought you were trying to post your cheater codes, which no one wants.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Sorry CHARLIE! I tried!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    CHARLIE, My brother is recommending that we all adopt Spock's Vulcan hand sign for "Live long and prosper!"
    And virtual group hugs only!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    CHARLIE, M is for Magnitude. The higher the magnitude, the worse the quake.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN PRAYING FOR MY MOM, AND FOR NASHVILLE!

    CHARLIE, CST stands for 9:05 AM Charlie Savings Time!
    I'll set my alarm for 7 AM and try to sync st 7:05 PST. CHERYL, OPAL, and PN have all been high in world rankings and pass me like I'm standing still!
    I'm more CHARLIE'S speed, but I'll try to stay in the top 20 this weekend!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Sage, That happened to several people a few weeks ago. They eventually got the coins.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    SHELL, Your post is a bit confusing. Are you telling Docronnie when the tournament starts in WA, or when the sync starts?
    CHARLIE, when are you and Docronnie syncing?

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Has anyone noticed a change in their crowns? I was just upgraded from three small emeralds to a "scarlet" crown with two rubies and six small emeralds. Possibly giving credit for weeks when not everyone had crowns?

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    CHARLIE and KATZ, Mom's appointment went well. She may be able to fly home as early as April 4th ... YAY!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    MAREZYDOATS, Don't get hung up on some of the older posts. A lot of DRAMA because of a troll or trolls ... So happy your daughter's friend was found!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    DRAGON and KATZ, Thnks!
    DOOFUS, So sorry for the loss of your Mom! I must have missed a post. Haven't been able to keep up with them.
    And yes, I got tentative good news for my Mom. She has the cast off, and if she doesn't have a torn rotator cuff will be able to fly home with my brother on April 4. I was disappointed that they didn't do an MRI, but Dr. said even if she has a torn rotator cuff, they can't do anything till her broken bone heals. Praying she can go home soon!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Thanks, DOOFUS! 😘
    MAREZYDOATS, 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    PS, CHARLIE: My daughter and her house were unharmed, but her neighbors 100 year old barn looks like "pick up stix" only a few miles away. She's about 15 minutes west of downtown Nashville.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    CHARLIE, My Mom is doing much better. Thank you for asking! She has an appointment with an Orthopedic surgeon tomorrow morning, and we will find out if she needs surgery. I fear she may have a torn rotator cuff, as she can't lift her arm. My sister came out to help me today, and we were able to get Mom a shower. Quite an undertaking with a neck to wrist cast covered with a trash bag taped on with adhesive bandage tape. My son put in a hand held shower and shower chair for her and it worked great.
    I always tell caregivers to "Put your own oxygen mask on first." I now realize how ridiculous, yet well intentioned that was.
    I know I'm committed to full time caregiver for the next one to three months, and I'm overwhelmed already after a few days. My hat is off to the caregivers like JEFF and CHERYL who are in for the duration! I was starting to feel like a duck in a shooting gallery for a while!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    TONY and CHARLIE,
    Love you both! Glad to see you setting an example of how good old fashioned gentlemen behave! There are far too few gentlemen left in this world!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    My money is on Umadbro the admitted cheater. He was itching to play really fast players and prove cheaters were faster. Had some weird code he set up to beat the system.
    Over 20 K on a Saturday start seems improbable.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    CHARLIE, Mom is doing much better, thanks! Has an 8 AM appointment on Thursday. If she doesn't need surgery, six to 8 weeks in a neck to wrist cast. If she does need surgery, just shoot me! (LOL)
    EMERALD CITY, Nice to see you back.
    Re IVANKA, It's possible that it was UMADBRO. He found some way of cheating, and was itching to try it out on a group of fast players. Blessings to all ya'all!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    DRAGON, Just got your IvaNKa comment.
    HARM, maybe INKS was # 1 ... She's not a Granny yet! ;)
    Thanks for the list. Couldn't get my screenshot to work.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Just saw a picture of PN'S ski weekend, and thought WOW!
    Then it came to me that while LOW (Life Outside of Wordscapes) definitely fit my weekend of caregiving for my Mom ... WOW! was more apt for PN'S and Tony's weekend with the Grands. SHELL and I are debating whether WOW should stand for:
    World Outside of Wordscapes or
    Winning outside of Wordscapes
    Any thoughts?

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    SHELL and DRAGON, Now you've got me wondering ...
    INKSPIRATION told us she tried to sync, but didn't make it ...
    But authors do like to spice up the plot line ... and INKS really IS an author unlike the imposter someone outed before ... I googled her and everything! And she IS fast enough. I just didn't think of her because she said she missed it like CHERYL. Gotta watch those quiet girls! Look out SHELL! First MANCO, next she'll go after JEFF and DRAGON and the rest of your Boy Toy possibilities!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    SilverStar, I agree that I feel ripped off by People Fun. We should start a new suggestion thread that they add coins to the quarterly seasons the way they add coins to the 4 quarters of the daily puzzle.
    They dropped the tournament prizes from 2000 to 1000, Doubled the cost of hints, promised great prizes. A picture of a crown ain't a great prize for 3 months of tournaments. It was just a distraction from the cut in tournament rewards from 2000 to 1000. You can do better, People Fun! You SHOULD do better!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Hi everybody! Especially INKS, because everyone keeps forgetting her, and MANCO, because he's always thinking about me, so SWEET! Except when he's tantalized by WS Ivanka! LOL!
    CHARLIE, Great, Epic Sync!
    PN, still waiting to see you compete on a weekend when you're not skiing with the Grands. But I'm glad you and Tony had fun with the GRANDS! Dragon! Thanks for making me laugh, as always. You and SHELL and MANCO keep me in stitches. Time to go tuck my Mom in! So the rest of you will have to settle for "honorable mentions. So nice to see almost all of the old names and faces today!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    IVANKA THEORIES:
    OPAL thought it might be LCW because of the speed.
    CHARLIE, Do you think it might be LOLO?
    I saw an ODD ONE earlier that disappeared. I thought it might be OD 1 Kenobe.
    It has to be someone fast to be leading this group. Although OPAL who has been as high as #3 in the world was holding back for CHARLIE to get # 3.
    OPAL and PN are the fastest I've played against head to head. Although DRAGON only played a short while with me and CHARLIE, is pretty fast too.
    It could be CHERYL. She's also super fast. Or INKS, who is like me and plays in fast sports and then wears out. Anyone ready to fess up and take credit yet?

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Everybody, I think the troll is among us. I haven't seen the comments because of caring for Mom, but apparently someone has been trying to stir up trouble with upsetting comments. Epic as this sync has been, it is the ideal setup for the troll to change names and make it look like he/she is someone else. So please don't let him/her succeed. This week has felt like a Highschool reunion. Let's not let a troll divide us into Highschool cliques. Keep the epic sync fun, and don't let the trolls get you down!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Thanks CHARLIE! She slept through the night! Hallelujah!
    If it sounds like I'm talking about a baby, she's as helpless as one, but harder to lift!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    OPAL, #62 in the WORLD this week? You've gotta get out more! Or is that Manco saying Hi to you instead of you saying Hi to Manco? How goes the competition between you and Curtis in Michigan? You definitely need a meeting and a little more LOWlife! 😉😘🥰
    Thanks to everyone who has given me a chuckle today, whether commenting here or thru name changes.
    I just made the top 20 ... woohoo! 🤣 In this group that's not as ridiculous as it sounds. There are at least 15 of us from this thread. CHARLIE, I guess you'll be laying up your crowns in heaven this week, because it doesn't look like you'll be getting another gem in this tournament! Can't believe so many of us made it into the same tournament! Sorry to those who didn't. Although with so many hiding their names, you may have been in a sync and not even known it. Try adding Chat to your name if you aren't in the "main event" this week, and see if you get a response!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Thanks OPAL and CHARLIE! Sorry I'm missing all the fun. I have Mom watching some Wheel of Fortune I taped. So I have a few minutes to play.

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    CHARLIE, I can't tell for sure, but we may have upwards of 20 in this sync. Can't find my tablet right now. My 93 year old Mom had it last! JEFF, This caregiver stuff isn't for sissies! I'm going to be taking care of Mom for the next six to eight weeks. She's in a cast from her neck to her wrist for a broken humerus (not humorous!) bone near her shoulder. She fell on my stairs last night. I wasn't expecting to play much, but I was at least hoping to keep up with the revelations! ;)

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Hi Everyone! KATZ and I were 100 and 99 for a while. Made the sync and rolled over and went back to sleep! I was up to 20 when I took a break to catch up on 5 pages of comments! I didn't see CHARLIE for a while. Thought maybe his plan was to get all of the really fast players in one tournament, and then enter another to get his crown! LOL! Good to see so many old friends and new ... OD1Kenobe ... are you the ODD ONE I saw earlier? It will be fun to see all of the reveals. Don't let the political comments throw you. The troll would just love to split us all up again. This is way too much fun to let someone destroy it. Back to climb the ladder again! Have fun!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Thanks, SHELL! Geezer Bait it is! 😘
    I think you hold the record for hiding your identity! I'm obviously no good at it! 😂

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    MANCO, I'm looking for stealth names for Saturday.
    My top three are California Dreamin', California Girl, and Geezer Bait! Mom and I are "trolling" the local Trader Joe's tomorrow for fresh geezers, fruits and veggies! 😉
    For those who missed the post ... Hubby nicknamed me "Geezer Bait" after a trip to a local Trader Joe's, near several senior communities. He has made all of the trips to Trader Joe's since then! 😉

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Paddling Nana, Come on in! The water's fine! Bring your canoe, and if any trolls pop up "under the bridge" you can whack them with an oar! Thanks for the humorous explanation OPAL and JASON!
    DRAGON, If you're taking reservations, I'll have a first class window seat, and keep the free mimosas coming!
    And yes, CHARLIE, Just for you, I'll set my alarm for 7:00 AM here on the sunny Pacific Coast so I can sync with all ya'all.
    I'm using the device where I don't care about for the sync; so I can get my ruby crown and slippers on my other device!
    Hope to see everyone there!

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    CHARLIE, I'm in! I won't be able to play much because my 93 year old Mom is visiting, and she's keeping me hopping trying to keep up with her! We're going to the Wild Animal Safari in San Diego today, and playing miniature golf on Saturday. See you at 7:05 AM Pacific time! By the way, I'm hoping that the crowns are cumulative, and that they'll put a picture of our highest crown in Winter, and keep going; so we won't start over again with silver crowns until next winter. I haven't done the math yet on the sliding scale to see if that's likely yet.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    OPAL, Given our recent experience with trolls, you really should explain your and Jason's "trolls under the bridge" comments! Plus we could all use a chuckle! 🥰

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Mugsy Bar, define same ...
    What levels are you at?

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Shell, great idea! I just think that when they dropped the 1st prize to 1000 from 2000 they should compensate with more coins for the crown rewards. Most people don't have tons of coins to throw away like you do! ;)

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Hi Everyone, I like my idea of them giving us coin rewards plus OPAL'S idea of the picture being of the highest crown we earned. I'm hoping it will be cumulative, instead of starting over each season. OPAL, They really should hire you! ;)
    CHARLIE, Congrats on your Florida and World standings. They don't sound as impressive as OPAL'S, BUT compared to mine, in the millions, pretty great! 🥰

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Cheryl, Congrats on the crowns! I'm going to be terribly disappointed if there is no coin reward with the crowns. (Like there is with the daily puzzles as each quarter is filled in.)

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    CHARLIE, I was truly flummoxed for a while there! Started checking every post to see if it was from an imposter. But now that you're back to keep the big bad trolls away, I'll stick around!

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    CHARLIE! It was lonely here without you Glad you're back!
    Latest Chat 5, thanks for sharing! It's fun to try to figure out the new and cloaked members. I could have sworn Rift was MANCO!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Chat 4 plus maybe one? Sounds like you've been having great fun. I'm betting Rift is MANCO! He's been suspiciously silent. But I think it's wise to limit the personal info you share in case Rift is a troll in disguise.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Mugsy Bar, OPAL had the same problem with her brilliance points resetting when others didn't appear to. There is a weekly countdown clock similar to the weekend tournament countdown clock. Perhaps Kirsten's did not reset? If she is a real person with two kids, and not a bot, and scoring over 200,000 points s week, I feel sorry for her kids.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    JEFF, So does that mean you want SAPPHIRE to be your fake girlfriend; so you can finally find a girl just like the girl that DIDN'T marry dear old Dad?
    LOL! For the young among us, there was a VERY old song with the lyrics, I want a girl, just like the girl that married dear old dad."

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Hi Mugsy Bar ... We need to get you and Laura CW to sync!

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    DOOFUS, So glad you finally synced! I think that leaves Mugsy Bar and Laura CW as the only long term posters who haven't synced!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    DOOFUS, Yes, that was our OPAL, and I believe it's our LCW Laura Christina in the 22nd world spot for the week. Look for me in the two millionth bracket! Pretty impressive scores.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Thanks MAREZYDOATS!
    DRAGON, I sent you my email. Feel free to share it with anyone who isn't a troll! ;)

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Mugsy Bar, not that I'm aware of. The Wordscapes Chat group that PN started recently has that capability, and a number of us have connected through private messages on Messenger. DRAGON also shared a link and a number of people shared emails through that. DOOFUS was one of them, and if you sync with her you may be able to exchange info on the in game chat. Or DRAGON might post the link for you again.

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    MAREZYDOATS, Since you already have a Facebook account, all you would have to do is search groups for Wordscapes Chat. Groups are in the upper left side of the screen on the same line as notifications. There are two groups. We are the one with under 50 members. The other is giant, and doesn't appear to be monitored. My family members have all unfollowed each other. It's one step short of unfriending. We can still tag each other in photos of the kids, etc. without having polarizing political comments in our news feed. Just a thought.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Well, it's starting to feel like home around here! I nominate SHELL for homecoming queen! 👸
    MANCO Thanks! And 😘🥰❤ back at you!
    DRAGON and DOOFUS. You're right. It would be a shame to let the trolls win!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Doofus, There have been several trolls since PN started this thread last July. PN's policy here was that if you ignore trolls they go away. In the Facebook Wordscapes Group we have the ability to block trolls and kick them off the group. You don't really have that ability. Most trolls like to stir up dissension and get attention. I don't know why I'm having such a strong reaction to this. I just have trouble feeling "safe" here any more.

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    CHARLIE and MANCO and DOOFUS, If you guys are staying, I'll probably stay too. It was a pretty scary place when it seemed like everyone was leaving but the trolls! I'm still checking every post to see if it's really the person it says it is. Click on the name, and all of the posts made by that person pop up. The one who impersonated EC was the same person who unsuccessfully tried to pick a fight about climate control a while ago. We still don't know who made the mean posts to Tony and me.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    CHARLIE! I've been "lurking" hoping to see you! If you got my email when we synced, please email me. I promise it won't be anything your wife can't read! ;)

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Thanks DOOFUS! I'm probably being melodramatic and paranoid. Just need a break from all of the drama. It really unsettled me to learn how easy it is to impersonate someone else on here.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Glad to hear it Silver Star. I was scheduled for an ablation on the 7th. My heart suddenly went back into perfect rhythm on the first after a prayer meeting where no one knew about my arrhythmia. I was praying Psalm 51 for my spiritual and emotional heart. "Create in me a new (clean) heart ... " This site is already blown to hell anyway, so I might as well let my final comment be a scripture! Blessings to you all. Yes, even you, trolls!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    MANCO, please read the messenger message I left on your wife's facebook.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Hi Silver Star! My heart is still in perfect rhythm, thanks for asking. If you ever mentioned how your AFIB resolved, I missed it. Hope that you are also well!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Redannt, Read Umadbro's posts here and on the cheating complaint thread dated September 11th. I don't think anyone else on this thread wants to hear any more about it.

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    Umadbro, You've proved your point by scoring 30000 points by cheating. To my knowledge, the highest tournament score on this thread is about 23000.
    So you will probably need to look elsewhere to find someone who wants to sync with you to prove that they can beat your cheats. Why don't you start a new suggestion thread to people fun that they scramble the first 6000 levels of the game so that this kind of cheating is thwarted.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Well, I just finished the "sixties" puzzle, and am horribly disappointed that I couldn't make "sexiest" compatible, no matter how hard I tried! 😂🙃😉
    KATZ, I've had worse days, but a squirrel would be a welcome distraction about now!
    MANCO, love the seven P's for our OPPPPPPPAL!!!
    👏👏👏🏆🏆🏆👑👑👑

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    OPAL, You were ROBBED!
    Kirsten is still sitting at #1 in the World, while bunches of other people have dropped off like you did. It makes no sense!
    All 3 of my devices now say 6 days and 8+ hours on the brilliance page. I think on one of them I am 3 million in the world now that it reset! ;)

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    JEFF, Love your "As the Wordscapes Turns"! Don't read too much of it, or it may turn into "As the Stomach Turns"! (That's what my Dad used to call all Soap Operas.)
    Nice that you got to sync with SAPPHIRE on your first trip back. Hope all is well with you and your Mom. I didn't sync this weekend because my 93 year old Mom is visiting, and she prefers Word Cookies. So I'm reduced to shouting answers that I know are good words while she enters them wrong, and my nephew points out where she missed the letter with her finger! More of a three ring circus than a soap opera! ;)

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    OutManco'd ... that could catch on! ;)
    Has anyone else noticed a crown in the winter box that is fading in and out like the Chessire cat?

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    OPAL, You really ought to contact PF about the world ranking glitches. If it makes you feel any better, Curtis has also disappeared now. But Kirsten is still #1 with over 195k. If they want to use these new crowns and rankings to encourage people to play more, it's going to backfire if they can't get it right. Over on the cheater complaining site there is a guy who is bragging about all of the various ways he has found to cheat. But there are probably more like him that do it without bragging ... I'm never going to put the kind of time in that it takes to get to those levels anyway. But it ought to be fair, or there's no point.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    WAY TO GO OPAL!

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    Mugsy, sorry you haven't synced yet. Have you gone over the usual suspects? Setting up your puzzle ahead of time? Using timeis.com for a countdown? Apparently it offends people when I pray on here, so divine intervention is no longer an option. Post your start time next week, and I'll try to sync with you.

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    JEFF! SO GLAD YOU ARE BACK! I was afraid we'd chased you off for good! Glad you weren't hit by a truck or anything. I was starting to worry about you! SHELL just came back too. I'd like to think you were off on a cruise together! Where's that joke flag? Great if you got to sync your first time back. Any other syncs this weekend? I didn't try because my 93 year old Mom is visiting.
    OPAL! CONGRATS on number 8 in the WORLD! WOW!
    And #1, no 2, no 1 in Michigan! Curtis thinks YOU'RE A BOT!!!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Hi SHELL, Just when I thought it was safe for you to go back in the water! Glad you are back anyway! 👏👏👏 Applause for the purple hair toss!
    Ruffian, Thanks for the info, I'll try closing and reopening.
    OPAL, Thanks for the kind word. I've noticed that I can only edit on one of my devices. DRAGON, you're still a funny guy! Either INKS or OPA came up with Draggin' Dragon for when you are feeling even worse than Laggin'.
    DOOFUS, AMEN to that! Also PN came up with a fix for when you forget to leave one word open, but it's too late once you've started the tournament. She put the game into airplane mode to set it up. I'm not clear about the timing of turning it back on and finishing the puzzle to start the tournament. OPAL IS IN NUMBER ONE IN MICHIGAN!
    👏👏👏👏👏🥰👏👏👏👏👏🥰

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    SAPPHIRE, If you were feeling triggered by someone's cover photo, why didn't you message PN instead of blowing up this site again? Now that you've removed the Facebook account, I won't be able to message you. Why don't YOU start a What's App Wordscapes Chat, and when it's ready reach out to people on this site.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Only the profile picture shows when a person comments. You wouldn't see the cover photo unless you went looking for it. Most of the people commenting haven't even seen it, and it isn't even on this site. Not my circus. Not my monkeys.

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    SAPPHIRE, Not speaking as moderator here, and Darby may have a different opinion, but if you are referring to Stan, I don't think there is any reason for alarm. He has a rifle, the American flag, and the constitution on his cover page. He is obviously making a statement about 2nd amendmight rights. He has never made any political comments, or anything other than a few questions and observations about Wordscapes. Darby will need to make a decision about whether your concern warrants any action on her part. I'm not going to get involved beyond this statement.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Remember to set up your puzzle before the tournament begins at 5:00 PM PST tonight.
    First sync time is at 5:30 PM EST, or one half hour after tournament begins for the time zone challenged.
    Friday at 10:05 PM EST and
    Saturday at 10:05 AM EST

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    That's funny CHERYL! Although you'd have a better chance of moving up the ranks in the less populous states. Ask for Montana! 🤣

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    DOOFUS, OPAL was already at #1 in Michigan. Is she #3 in the world now? WOW!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Yes, OPAL, Mugsy and PN aka Canoe Queen were all up in the top 20 for this week. Also a CHERYL, who might be ours, and an ETPhone home who might be our EC.
    PN was #1 in British Columbia, and I think OPAL made it to #1 in Michigan. I on the other hand, am in the top 49,000! LOL! Where is everyone else? Maybe you already did this last weekend, but I was thinking there night be a way to do a virtual sync for the "Super Speedos" as CHARLIE calls them, using the brilliance points and world rankings for the weekend. And speaking of syncs, the "permanent" sync times are now:
    5:30 PM EST on Friday night, or one half hour after the tournament starts
    10:05 PM EST on Friday night
    10:05 PM EST on Saturday morning.
    As always, if these don't work for you, you can request another time and see if anyone is available.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Mugsy and Harm, welcome back! I wonder if they are just testing the animal safari on a few people, like they did with the crowns. I wish they would take care of the bugs and glitches in the crown tournament before they start something new though.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Congrats Katz!
    You did it ...
    But I prefer 5151! ;)

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Harm, are you sure the mystery Safari is part of the Wordscapes game, and not a game that was on one of the ads. No one else on 3 Wordscapes chat groups seem to have them.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    OPAL, MANCO, and DRAGON,
    WOOHOO! CONGRATS!🏆🏆🏆
    Now get yourselves to a meeting! ;)

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Thanks Manco! I do think both Dragon and OPAL need an intervention! ;)

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    MUGSY! So glad you're back! We've missed you!
    CHARLIE! I wondered if LAGGIN
    DRAGON was just taking it easy on us ... now we know! But don't let it take away from your win.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    MAREZYDOATS, Litany is one of my favorite words. If you ever see it in a puzzle, remember laity. And your emoticon was the perfect comment. We're all trying to move on! 🥰

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    LAGGIN DRAGON INDEED! 23,600 POINTS!
    New chat group record! Congrats to you, and all those who had their personal bests and firsts this weekend, including PN, who FINALLY got the crowns!
    We have established "permanent" sync times as follows:
    Friday: 5:30 PM EST (or a half hour after the tournament starts for the time zone challenged!) and 10:05 PM EST
    Saturday: 10:05 AM EST
    As always, if these times don't work for you, suggest another time to see if anyone is available.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    RUFFIAN, CHERYL INKS, and EC, sorry, she caught me napping, and I can't catch up. Fun while it lasted!

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    CONGRATS! RUFFIAN! Thanks to CHERYL, your achievement will be immortalized on the Wordscapes Facebook chat group! Considering my score was only 1969, my senior year of high school, I'm rather glad my score is covered unless you click on it! ;) So cool to see the top five scores as CHAT5_

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    EC and RUFFIAN, Can you change your names to CHAT5_ and your initials for a screenshot for the Facebook Wordscapes Group? Thanks!

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    MANCO, Just had MANGY in my puzzle, and thought of your MANGY MANCO name change with a chuckle! 🥰

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    DRAGON, The only sure thing about the CHAT 5 sync is that I'll be last! LOL! I've been trying to play a little here and there to keep all of us in the top 5. Hope you feel better. I've been you know what for you since you mentioned a fever yesterday. ;)
    CHAT 5 What do you think about changing all of our names to CHAT5 with our initials for a screenshot for the Facebook Wordscapes Chat? I'm leaving mine that way in case you like the idea. Cheryl or Inks, can you do that? I can't get a screenshot with my old tablet.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    PN I saw a post on one of the other suggestion threads which wanted to know why their scores, which had been in the hundreds of thousands when they began the game a few weeks before had suddenly dropped. They wanted to know.if this was normal, and had happened to other people. I replied that their new scores were normal, and that there original scores must be some kind of glitch. Wonder if there were others, and if these ridiculously high scores are a computer glitch. Another poster claimed to have a bot that could score that kind of points.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    TONY, I am praying for you. OPAL and I were praying for you and JEFF just about the time you posted this. Seek counsel for your anger. Time alone won't heal it. Blessings to you!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    KATZ, SIGH! I said JEFF, but I meant DRAGON!
    Freudian slip. I miss JEFF! Valzheimer
    Have fun with your virtual sync!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    THANKS MANCO and JEFF!
    KATZ it might be like the crowns ... Beta testing before everyone gets them.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    MANCO and KATZ, So glad you are both back! And Paddling Nana! Loved the "cats would have pushed everything off by now! " Thanks! I needed a hearty laugh! And your "stop feeding this" post was spot on!
    ANONYMOUS, Cute link!
    OPAL, Not leaving! Just not trying to be the "Mom" aka moderator any more now that PN is back. It obviously wasn't working anyway!

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    DRAGON, I think OPAL would like that. I'll messenger her to ser it up with you here.

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    CHERYL, Love your description of our CHAT 5 SYNC!
    It saddens me to think it might be our last one.

    This chat thread reminds me of a giant Jenga stack.
    Pull out too many pieces and the whole thing collapses.
    In trying to prevent that collapse, I tried to moderate during Paddling Nana's absence. It is an impossible task.
    I already apologized for my part in what I now fear to be an imminent collapse.
    This group has become a pseudo social media group for many who don't want to have a Facebook account. Only about half of the "regulars" here have made the transition to Paddling Nana's Facebook Wordscapes Group Chat. She has asked OPAL and I to help her moderate the new group.
    Because this suggestion site was never designed for this kind of chat, people miss threads and there are misunderstandings. The disagreement between CHARLIE and TONY only involved about four total posts, and was resolved between themselves like the gentlemen they are. An anonymous troll made mean comments that may have been directed at either Tony or me. I chose to ignore them.
    If we had all moved to the Facebook Chat Group, the troll could have been kicked out. Someone implied that I was treating CHARLIE and TONY in a condescending way. I assume referring to my comment "It's a muddy world boys, wipe your feet before you come in. Love, Mom" They obviously missed TONY'S previous post comparing me to the "Mom" of the group, and missed my attempt at comic relief to ease tension, while reinforcing Charlie's attempt to keep this a politics free zone. In our current divided state of the union, political comments are the surest way to collapse the Jenga tower.
    So I'm going to be spending less time here, and more time on the Facebook group chat. There we have pinned the sync times and instructions to the announcements at the top, and I don't have to repeat them "one more time". People can send private messages thru Messenger, so that things like prayer requests aren't public announcements, and remain unseen by those who are annoyed or offended by them. It is a format that by its design will prevent the kind of misunderstandings that have led to the current airing of hurt feelings.
    I am saddened that we have already lost many of the fun and funny people. I pray that they come back, which is rather ironic, considering that it might be my prayers which made them leave in the first place. I hope more of you will come to the new site, and that those who have been offended or hurt will remain or return.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    PADDLING NANA, Yes, the CHAT FIVE IS ALIVE! Last time I looked it was INKS, RUFFIAN, CHERYL, EMERALD CITY and me in the spectator spot. Will try to stay in 5th, but my 93 year old Mom's coming today.

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    Paddling Nana, I thought Tony's comment about chalk was a joke! It really helps?
    AMY and SILVERSTAR, Brexit was a once in a lifetime event, and I thought unlikely to cause controversy. Although I haven't heard from our other Brit, Lyn Benson lately!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    CHARLIE! You're like the big brother I always wanted! I appreciate your support. SHELL asked me for your email address. I think she wants to be one of the Three Musketeers! ;) If you got mine in the sync, email me, and I'll reply to both of you, and then you'll have each other's. I'm so happy that you are able to spend extended time with your lovely wife and grands! Hubby and I will be in a similar situation when our next grand is born in Nashville in July and he's still working in California.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    WOW! I am processing all of the comments below.
    I felt I needed to say that I had not seen them when I posted the suggested the game times. And if I had seen a post bullying anyone, I certainly would have commented about it. I did see a few mean short comments by anonymous, whom I assumed was a troll. They didn’t seem directed at any one person, and if you ignore trolls they usually go away. I hope that you all stay. I hope that others we haven’t heard from come back. I apologize for my part in making anyone here feel offended, ignored, uncomfortable, overwhelmed or just plain bored.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    After getting feedback from several people here and on the Facebook Chat group, I'm proposing that we start one sync a half hour after the tournament begins at 5:30 PM EST
    And then go back to the old Friday PM/Saturday AM
    7:05 PST/10:05 EST. These have all been successful in the past. Any objections? As always, you can also propose your own time, and see if anyone else is available.

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    Hi SAPPHIRE and ALL, There seems to be some confusion and hurt feelings about the guidelines for posting on here. Obviously, it's a public forum, and anyone can post anything they want, including trolls. I often think that if People Fun ever read it, they would shut it down. But since we help answer so many so many newbie's questions, maybe we're safe.
    When PN asked to cut back the football chat, it wasn't about you and EC, the adorable Seahawk Sisters, it was about the possibility of Divisiveness if people got into football rivalries. We don't mention politics, religion OR football at family gatherings. My sister is a rabid Patriots fan. My husband hates their coach, Belichick and calls him Belicheat. My bother loves the Vikings, my son in law loves the Lions, and I used to be a Packers fan. The only team I was ever really fanatic about was the Steelers when Terry Bradshaw was still their quarterback. The religion situation could also get ugly. Wars were fought between Catholics and Protestants, not to mention all of the other religions. No one seemed to mind the unspecified prayers, but even those could be depressing for those who came here to get away from their own problems. And then there's politics ... the death knell for any chat site. I don't think there is ANY political comment that could be considered a safe topic in today's uncivil war of words. And then there is the sheer unwieldy nature of this format. It's very difficult to follow. I miss comments, and I've given up trying to follow them all or reply to them all. Use your best judgment.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Steph, I think it's nice that they have a weekly tally for newbies.who will not be likely to ever catch up with the top players who have been around a while

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    CHAT FIVE! Emerald City uncloaked!

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    DRAGON, Ginger could be PN ... Redhead!

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    For NEXT WEEK, NOT TONIGHT AND TOMORROW :
    PN wants to set up permanent times again. People can always suggest new times and see if anyone is available.
    Thinking of a half hour after tournament begins for the East coasters who want an earlier start, which would be 5:30 PM EST.
    Then possibly going back to the Friday night 7:05 PST/10:05 EST for the West Coasters who have to work. That was also one of our most successful sync times. And possibly a third Saturday morning time. Any suggestions?

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    On my more frequently used device, I'm at 26 in California, probably based on my brilliance points accrued over time. I'm glad they have two separate rankings,, as newbies will likely never catch up to the oldtimes.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    INKS and OPAL! VERY IMPRESSIVE STANDINGS!
    My highest standing is 369, with my weekly one in the hundred thousands! That could be because I haven't played yet this week! ;)

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    DRAGON, Maybe I've already been abducted and probed, and aliens fixed my heart and made me forget! ;) That theory has the advantage of making miraculous healing at a prayer meeting sound more plausible! When I was at the cardiologist three weeks ago, my PVC'S were happening every 4th beat according to my EKG and then the cardiologist listened with his stethoscope and tapping my shoulder every time it happened ... every 4th beat. And now, pacemaker steady about 65 resting heart rate, down from about 80. I'm not letting them anywhere near my heart now!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    SYNCS SO FAR THIS WEEKEND:

    FRIDAY NIGHT:
    6:05 PST/ 9:05 EST

    SATURDAY MORNING:
    9:05 PST/12:05 EST

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    DRAGON! I've been worried about you! Haven't heard from you since we synced with CHARLIE, and you changed your name to LAGGIN DRAGON and stopped playing!
    Love the little EKG charts. Didn't try the game yet, but the third page (third dot) top line (NSR with PVC) was close to my heartbeat for the last 30 years.
    VTACH put me in the ER.
    And VFib put me on the floor of Walmart. Daughter broke my fall, and heart reset itself when I passed out ... And now, not a PVC since last Saturday!

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    Only one time on Saturday for sync so far. PADDLING NANA, I noticed OPAL wants to take you on on Friday night. Any other requests for a sync time?

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    KATZ, Yes! I wish we could hear PN's hybrid Canadian accent with a slight southern drawl, y'all! 😉
    DOOFUS, playing in airplane mode just means touching the little airplane in your settings that you use when you put your phone on airplane mode for a flight. Then you set up your puzzle with one known word unfinished. It's kind of a genius hack that PN came up with because she forgot to set up her puzzle before the tournament began. I just set up my puzzles way ahead of time, and always leave them set up that way when I finish playing.

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    SAPPHIRE and SilverStar, I'll check them out. My current favorite author is Diana Gabaldon and her Outlander Series. The first three episodes of the Outlander series are on Netflix right now, season four is on STARZ, and season 5 is starting on Starz in about 2 weeks. Warning that you shouldn't watch them in front of your kids!
    Silverstar, yes, I'll be trying with CHERYL @ 12:05 PM EST on Saturday morning 9:05 AM PST for me. I still can't quite believe the sound of my own heartbeat! Still in perfect rhythm!

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    MAREZYDOATS, The only sync time establish so far is
    Saturday at 12:05 PM EST
    (9:05 AM PST)
    Any other suggestions?

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    Oh, I figured out why some people saw their crown descend onto their icon after the tournament and others didn't. It only happens when you achieve the next level crown, not when you see it but are a few points short of it.
    SYNCING THIS WEEKEND ...
    Is anyone interested in trying, or are we all too focused on getting crowns? If interested, pick a time.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Hi MAREZYDOATS! Thanks!
    Only one sync last week with CHERYL, RUFFIAN, and an unknown HARM in the top 3, and a new group member named Zan in fourth.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Thanks CHARLIE! Well said! See you next week!

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    Thanks so much, CHARLIE, CHERYL, DOOFUS and SAPPHIRE!
    CHARLIE, I wasn't sure if you did it on purpose or not, but don't ever tell if you didn't! It was just perfect! ;) Funny, I was thinking MS. GPS ... Either Big Momma or Ms. J incognito! ;)
    CHERYL, Will add your hubby to my prayer list! Mine had the MAZE procedure and two ablations before he gave up and got the pacemaker.
    DOOFUS, Thanks for the information. I think it depends on the situation. If you have a genetic predisposition to heart disease, as my family does, it's especially important to have healthy habits, but it won't always be enough. Once you wait until you have a heart attack, you may not have a choice any longer. All three of my younger brothers have had heart attacks. Two had no choice but to have surgery. The third's was so mild that he thought it was heartburn, and didn't find out until a cardiologist told him he had scar tissue in his heart. He's going the diet and exercise route.
    SAPPHIRE, I haven't spoken to the cardiologist or electrophysiologist directly yet. Just their assistants. A Holter monitor would be a nice confirmation, but I don't know if my insurance would pay for a monitor for a perfectly beating heart to confirm a miracle! LOL!
    Whether it's a miracle, as I believe, or there is some other explanation, I'm not about to let "Doogie Howser" poke around in my heart when it's working perfectly for the first time in 30 years! Worst case scenario, my arrythmia returns, and I reschedule the procedure after he's had time to experiment on a few more people. I don't mind being old enough to be my Doctor's mother, but I'm sure this one is young enough to be my grandson!

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    Now for the DOOZY! First, thank you to OPAL, SAPPHIRE, and CHERYL for remembering and commenting on my Cardiac Ablation procedure scheduled for this Friday, and for your prayers for my heart, and thanks to all of the rest of you who have been praying for my son and me and my upcoming procedure as well. The good news is that not only are my son and I both mentally and spiritually pulled back from the brink, but I also believe that my HEART HAS BEEN MIRACULOUSLY HEALED!
    I don't know if there is a short version of how this all happened, or that I even understand it myself. But ever since the prayer meeting that I mentioned in my post about Paying It Forward and Praying it Forward, my heart has been in perfect rhythm. Not just freedom from major episodes of PVC's or SVT's that caused me to pass out … but NOT A SINGLE MISSED BEAT in over three days! Considering that I haven't gone more than a minute without at least three PVC'S in over 30 years, I'm feeling pretty miraculous! (For those who don't know what I'm talking about, PVC's are not technically "missed beats" but that's what they feel like. The technical term is Premature Ventricular Contractions, and instead of being a missed beat they are actually two beats very close together, so that it seems the second one is missing. PVC's are what I've had every 8 to 20 beats for the last 30 years. This had become "normal" to me. SVT's are the newer scarier ones that cause my heart to race for no apparent reason. Supra Ventricular Tachycardia is what landed me in an ER with a pulse close to 200 bpm that gradually slow down with Cardizem until it got to 100 bpm after about five hours on a heart monitor, and they let me go home. If the medication hadn't worked, the next step would have been cardioversion (shock paddles). Then at Thanksgiving my heart went into what I think is called flutter, and I passed out on the floor of a Walmart. Fortunately, my daughter broke my fall, and I don't think any one caught it on video for the tacky Walmart videos. (LOL) Thus my being scheduled for an ablation procedure that was supposed to happen at noon on this Friday. I canceled that appointment yesterday morning.
    I have only shared this with a few people up until now, and even the ones who believe in miracles have cautioned me that maybe this was just temporary, and a few have suggested that perhaps I shouldn't cancel the procedure. I might agree if I still had the PVC's, because the SVT's have been sporadic. But the PVC'S, who have been a constant in my life for over thirty years are also GONE! And my normal resting heart rate of 80 to 90 has been a steady 64 to 66 every time I check my pulse with my BP monitor. My hubby's pacemaker is set at 65, and I feel like I had a divine pacemaker implanted. So, the good news is that I will be able to sync this weekend after all! But more about syncing in a separate post!

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    MANCO, Missed your comment about laudatory in the cheat site. There are a couple of new comments over there you might enjoy. Glad you are back among us!

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    DOOFUS, Just read your kind words! So easy to miss posts on here. Thank you!
    SAPPHIRE, I've been trying to practice random acts of kindness for many years, and am happy to see so many people here are doing the same.
    Yes, you can use your hubby's facebook account to access the new Wordscapes Chat Group that PADDLING NANA started.
    MANCO borrowed his wife's account to come and check it out. I think there are two titled Wordscapes. We're the smaller one. It is more focused on Wordscapes, and PN was able to pin the instructions for syncing to the top of the group; so I don't have to explain syncing every time we get a new member, and you don't have to wade through a zillion posts to see what time syncs are set up for.
    TONY, I'm not syncing this weekend. We can try again next weekend.

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    SilverStar, Congrats on your bonus words! People here have different dictionaries, based on when they started playing the game. If you have the same newer crappy one that I have that suppresses a lot of bonus words, that's seriously impressive! If you care about winning 1st place to win crowns, syncing is not your best option. But it can be fun to "chat" with others during the game.

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    Thanks KATZ! Not a very good swimmer, but my Lifeguard walks on water! 🥰 I'm sorry for the loss of your brother.

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    Thanks OPAL! Not sure which gives me more joy ...
    PAYing it Forward or PRAYing it Forward! I should tell you all that my son and I have been doing great since I asked you to pray for us! I no longer feel like he's about to go off the deep end, and I'm going to drown trying to rescue him!

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    KATZ! How COOL! Made you feel great too, I'm sure. Someone used to call them "random acts of kindness" ...

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    Thanks DOOFUS! Don't get discouraged. Only 3 people synced last week. I tried twice and failed both times this weekend. If you keep trying, it will happen eventually.

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    CHARLIE, Thanks for making a cameo appearance! I'm glad you're able to spend more time with your family.
    TONY, Since you don't do Facebook, we'll just have to try to exchange email on sync.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Hi SilverStar! Congrats on second place. Yes the dictionary suppression is very frustrating.
    Elizabeth, nice to add another pray-er to our group! My best guess is that the four quarters of the seasons are like the four quarters of the daily puzzle, and that the number of crown points will be converted to coins. At least I hope so!
    Anonymous, Yes, there is a lot of repetition of words. If you're at level 400, it will get better before it gets worse again! ;)

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    MANCO, LOVE THE "WE ARE ALL BREAUS"!!!!😘

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    Sallyho, there are many people on this thread who will add your brother to their prayer requests. Thanks for sharing, and congrats on your tournament.

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    TONY and CHARLIE, Nice to see you back in harmony.
    Thanks to both of you for your kind words. The two of your emails combined bring up an issue that I have been praying about. In the process of getting to know one another, we have discovered some very great prayer needs in this group. The question for me is how to address them in a manner that doesn't offend anyone, doesn't miss anyone, and has the privacy necessary for prayer needs that are too personal to be shared in any public forum, much less one designed as a suggestion box for a word game.
    I thought about starting a separate private Facebook group just for prayer. After my "PAY it Forward" experience Saturday, I considered calling it "PRAY it Forward". Those who have joined Paddling Nana in the new Wordscapes chat group are able to "Messenger" each other privately. But a number of you have chosen not to join Facebook. But it seems there ought to be a better way. Any suggestions?

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    Wordsmithwick commented  · 

    ZAN, You're welcome! And Kibbles, WELCOME!

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