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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Invitation is always open for you, Kamuela, you’re a stand up guy. We’d love to have you !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Sorry, Swedish Chef, you must have the updated build . The un-updated versions of the world leaderboard has someone in the billions . . . and a few more in that neighborhood . . . and they scored those numbers overnight !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Check latest world leader board . . . score not bloody likely !!!

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    The latest build takes away most of the bonus words, not worth the improved censorship, in my opinion . . .

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Still have your key, Kamuela ?

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    🤣😂😅

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Especially when we’re not allowed to know what the “Rules” are !!! And they change from minute to minute and from player to player !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    In EVERYONE’S opinion, Gail . . . and it is so inconsistent ! Now the word “Doofus” has been banned. My teammates can no longer address their comments to me . . . What kind of sick, twisted mind is behind this ? Inquiring minds want to know !! 🤬😡🤬😡🤬😡

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Charlie, Relief you came through OK . . . Thanks for letting us know . . . Will let all your PNG friends know you are doing yard work (as usual) and feeling fine !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Charlie, are you experiencing any damage from Christobal ? Looked like it headed your way !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Why is your potato offended, Mugsy ?

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Frostwood, You are kidding aren’t you ! That isn’t an unusual score at this point in the tournament. . .

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    LCW posted her list on uservoice for her teammates because team chat wouldn’t allow it due to the heavy censorship. I suppose it’s a form of flattery , coopting another team’s data . Let’s call it that . . . Would be more equitable if there was tit for tat. . . useful tips from the coopting team offered in exchange.
    I don’t suppose anyone on your team has an explanation for the arbitrary and idiotic censorship we are being subjected to on team chat . . . Would be helpful to know what triggers it .

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Charlie, Although I agree completely with your sentiments about the death of George Floyd . . . and you know this from my posts. . . your assessment of the conversation of the protests, riots, looting, etc. does not accurately reflect the tone . There were many views and opinions expressed , from many points of views, as there should be for a meaningful dialogue to take place. And isn’t that what is needed for any kind of progress to be made ? If you are really passionate about your point of view, stay and defend it, don’t slink away quietly and complain in a public forum . All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Thanks to JUGGERNAUT for great competitive weekend ! Kudos !!

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Suzi Curnutte , on behalf of PersonnaNonGrata, another winning team, would you guys like some SERIOUS competition ? Our players chomping at the bit to play a serious contender . . . Let us know if you guys want to have some fun this weekend . . .

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Kamuela, seriously, let us know one way or the other, please . . . we’d love to have you . . .

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Kamuela, Still have your key ? We have one opening . . . Love to have you !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Kamuela, your key still works . . . just sayin’ . . .

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Kamuela, sweet of you to say . . . now THAT’s good sportsmanship ! Here’s a 🗝, use it anytime ! 😊👍

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    I believe JUGGERNAUTS has already played against PersonaNonGrata . . . what was that score ?!

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Oh, don’t educate them , Mugsy, let them try to put a saddle on it !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    (Sorry. . . Tournament FAQ)

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Jazz, Go to “Feedback & Support” , under “Knowledge Base”, the last topic listed is “Tournament FAC” . . . check How to kick player from team . . .

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Mugsy, Everyone thinks of you whenever New York is mentioned . . . I know this mess is far from over, but it looks, from the news reports, that the situation is easing somewhat . What are your feelings about the status of New Yorkers ? Do you guys have all the supplies you need to cope with the virus ? Are you feeling somewhat hopeful ? Kudos to Andrew Cuomo, he seems like a competent and caring leader !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Harm, check Slack. . .

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Ask WSW. . . reprehensible behavior toward SyncTank !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Charlie, Jeff lost his mom recently and is really busy with everything that goes with that unhappy event . Plus dealing with COVID19. I left him a message in the other group that WSW was saving him a place and to please let her know one way or another. The rest is up to him. I don’t know anything about Rift other than his name is Jason and he manages a golf course. Does anyone else know how to teach him ? Good playing tomorrow !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    I believe everybody’s crown went away . . . just like it did last week. Must show up for just a short time after it’s updated.

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Hey ! My toucan has his hat on again !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Not one of us . . . just some mortal player with the same name.

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Seemed like a fun tournament for all ! The game chat kept me distracted while I was playing. Sorta like a sports crawl of one game while watching another. Very entertaining. Mystery player strikes again !! Boy ! Tomorrow’s gonna be a let down ! Too much fun today !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Saying “I’m old” gets you no mercy ! None of us is a baby ! Lol.
    Could it be a repeat visit from Ivanka ? Don’t know how she’d know the time, tho. Does Opal play on more than one device ? Just a thought.
    At least we were ninja free for a change !!🤗

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    WSW, Looks like Barberman is finally thru . . . Didn’t mean to step on you but he started moving while you were sleeping and I had to get ahead of him. Thought he’d never quit . . . turned out to be a decent sort at the end. He made us work harder than I like. . . enjoyed finally syncing with you ! 🥰

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Barberman has started up again. . .

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    I just realized you stopped him, thank you ! I need a break ! I think Shroom is just a mortal player . . . not one of us . Lol. Just coincidental they have that name . Good game !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    WSW . . . who IS this guy Barberman ? He’s not very nice !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    WSW👍

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    I see COD . . . what do you suppose he means ?

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Yeah . . . barber man posted WiteStrtWalker. . . Go get him, and hurt him! Glad your back, I’m getting tired of holding him off!

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    WSW, wake up and defend your honor against barber man ! Unflattering characterization of “geezer bait”. . . !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Good Grief !! Look at those scores !! Glad WSW and I finally synced with each other . . . she’s my kind of player . . . steady and relaxed and a break taker ! Lovely opponent ! How are you feeling , WSW, by the way ? Hope your tests went well, everybody’s sending healing , positive vibes your way! 🥰

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    HARM, can you take a screen shot ?

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    What fun! I don’t know who they are, but looks like a fun group! Congratulations on a successful sync !
    Thanks , Harm , for the update .

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Sure is quiet for tournament weekend . . . does this mean serious competition in other synced tourney ? Someone, report please.
    WSW, we sound like similar players . . . I too
    play in fits and spurts and sleep the same way.
    I spent most of afternoon trying to retrieve a package from Fedex that couldn’t be delivered as originally addressed as the art center was closed because of corona virus. FedEx is very efficient unless you try to mess with their system. Just finding a real place or person to deal with was a challenge. And changing from the programmed delivery threw a cog in the works ! Still not sure it will work out. This virus is turning life as we know it upside down !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    DRAGON, didn’t you determine last week that Mugsy’s time was about 4 seconds off ? Could that be the problem ? I know I faltered a bit on the sync and was probably a second or two late . . . if he was also close, shouldn’t he be with WSW and me?

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Pretty sure Shroom isn’t Doofus ‘cause I’m me and I’m looking at Shroom ! Imitation IS the sincerest form of flattery !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Finally synced with WordSmithWick ! We also have a mushroom named “Shroom”, . . . one of us ?

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Does “Roach Be Gone” work on other loathsome pests like trolls as well ? Let’s see, hey Jisoo, heads up, PSSSSSSSSSSSTTT !!!!

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Great!! Hope to see you there !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    I’m sometimes guilty of poor impulse control.😏

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Your dramatic exit from a word game would probably have had more impact if you had spelled delete correctly. Lol

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Thanks, WSW !! 👍💕

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Just kidding , Charlie ! Can someone get word to PN and her Facebook group ? Katz says she’s in !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    I gotcha, Mugsy (insert eye roll here) LOL . . . No competition here, over 4000 seems too much like work to me. But, I LOVE the camaraderie ! Just as much fun for me kibitzing with fellow players . . . We really need to get OPAL to participate . . . she & CHERYL & RUFFIAN & DRAGON & ? would give you a run for your money !! If I left out other “speedos” , it’s only because I’m not familiar with everybody’s prowess. Sounds to me like CHARLIE is a hustler !! Methinks he doth protesteth too much !
    Saturday morning ? PLAYERS. . . START YOUR ENGINES !!!
    Better make it other that the set time if we don’t want garden-elf-thingies crashing the party . . .

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    🙄

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Except these decisions cost lives . . .

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Do you have more than 100 players in your tourney?

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Looks like WS has a glitch. Players are being ghosted from their original tourneys and appear in another tourney as well. Hopefully, tallying will straighten it all out.

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    HARM. . . wonder if the extra players will be weeded out when the tallying is done ? Something should be apparent when the number of places don’t add up to 100. Let us know if they get crowns . . . the Ninjas don’t have the crown feature according to “docronnie”, the player posting about the Ninja move. Chances are, you and INKS may upgrade after all. Just keep playing as if they weren’t there !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Make that 20 seconds. My bad! Don’t want folks scrubbing skin off .

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Ignore political rhetoric. . . cdc.gov is a good source for COVID19 info.

    Quarantine at home and away from crowds of 10 or more.

    Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 minutes at a time ( the length of time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice). Use Lysol, bleach or at least 70% isopropyl alcohol cleaners to wipe down often used surfaces.

    Do not touch face. Keep hands out of ALL orifices !!

    Post positive, encouraging messages to fellow WS players ! We’re all in this together ! 💕😊

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Amen !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    re.: “sup”

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Wanna share your “ninja move” ? It isn’t cheating is it ? More like using airplane mode to set up puzzles for syncing ?

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    You instead of your, my bad.

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    WSW, Your only need a comma after me, the rest of the sentence is correct. “Others” is the subject, “like Cheryl and me” is a descriptive phrase.

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    CHERYL, Have you noticed the difference in the dictionary that Mugsy is referring to ? I haven’t noticed a change in my puzzles but, I’m not on the levels you two are . . . I’m wondering if only the higher levels are enjoying the larger vocabulary.

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    I think those of us who have worked crossword puzzles for years have been frustrated by the number of familiar words, normally recognized as legitimate, that WS doesn’t allow. Conversely, some of the words they DO allow and the definitions the give are pretty abstract. Do you feel these recent changes unfairly impact your game ? I haven’t noticed the difference, but I think I’d welcome some improvement in the dictionary they use. You are an amazing player, Mugsy . . . doesn’t this give you even more opportunities to score ? Hope you manage to sync this weekend . . . lots of fun !!

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    What is different about the bonus words? Are they allowing more or less of them?

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Amen.

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    SALLYHO, I still have the piggy bank , only mine sells 1440 coins for $2.99. I’m wondering if maybe it goes away after a certain level is reached. I had to start over, so I haven’t gotten to 3000 yet. Did you reach a level milestone or something ? What level are you on ?

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” !! Tony G & Marezydoats !!! 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂

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    🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Yep ! Just plain stupid!

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Serious Note : I don’t know how many of our group are at high risk with regard to COVID19, but I am and several of my friends are or have family members that are.

    Statistics show 30% of deaths are in the age group 60-69. 70-80 year olds comprise only 12% of cases but account for 50% of deaths.

    Spending much more time at home and weighing the necessity of trips to stores and restaurants. . . anywhere groups of people are likely to be. I don’t ever remember having to worry about exposure to something this threatening.

    Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones. 💕

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    I answer to almost anything . 😏💕

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    Lively human banter drowning out insect chirps . . . it’s a GOOD thing !!

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    Sure was spooky yesterday !

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    Probably geese eaten . . . you just thought they were munching on grass.

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    Hmmm, Vegan dragons . . . someone should have clued in St. George before he got all radical with one . . .

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    SHELL, You’re the BEST !! Clever, clever girl. My favorite move ever in a tourney ! Too much fun !

    KATZ, c’mon, Moosh ?! LOL 😂

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    Just got back and saw tourney finish. SHELL, How DID you do it ? I love it!!

    You DIDN’T Step on me !!! LOL. Would have been OK if you had. . . but this is WAY better !!! 😂💕

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Both Cheryl and Ruffian have scores over 10,000 in Sync 7 !!! And Cheryl has over 3700 on a second device !!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    SHELL ! You stepped on me ! I was going to let you know not to step on the spotted mushroom because it was me, Doofus, but you left earlier than expected. Now you’re gone again. It was fun !!

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    Then continue to be the voice you’ve always been here !! And syncing is about the camaraderie, not about winning !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    The first time I visited another of Wordscapes chat sites, it was the next heading under this one, “daily prize”, and ran right into a post by some sicko called ‘feed’. For some reason, WS doesn’t remove offensive posts or ban these kinds of posters. Maybe it’s a daunting task. I just find this kind of business distasteful and unnerving. Charlie, these are the things that make a secure chat site site appealing to me . You continue to post where you feel most comfortable. Either place is where your friends are.

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    CHARLIE, Nobody is suggesting that this site be replaced. Some folks are uncomfortable with Facebook, I am one of them, because it seems too invasive. But another site where conversations about this game could be shared without the interference of strangers with some kind of weird agenda seemed comforting a short time ago , and was established. If you are enjoying this site and trolls don’t bother you, then by all means, continue to visit with old friends here. The troll business left me feeling shaken and uncomfortable and I was grateful for an alternative. But, don’t for a minute think anyone is being subversive. Just trying to winnow out the weirdos.

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    Cheryl already has it , need to get it to Charlie and Ruffian.

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    Wasn’t being clandestine . . . just having fun with the tourney. And nobody guessed !

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    HARM, After the “troll invasion”, a secure chat site was established . . . It has been a challenge getting the link to everybody . Still need to get it to Charlie & Ruffian if possible. Maybe you can help ? In the tourney chats seems best.

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    HARM, I’m 5th. . . (SHROOM) Trying to send you 1st 2parts.

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    Got it ?

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    That’s part 2 and you already had the last part.

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    That’s part 1

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    HARM, check tourney for invite email.

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    Just tried elds, not accepted in mine.

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Cool !! WSW ! The more the merrier !

    With Cheryl and Mugsy playing, Ivanka just might get her comeuppance!

    Rumble in the word jungle !!

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    NOW ! It’s getting INTERESTING !!!

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    AW RIGHT ! MUGSY !!!!

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    Cheryl said she was going to try, and I will as well.

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    SHELL . . . is your trolldar buzzing?

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    CHARLIE, Check docronnie’s post on March 2, . . . he says the 9:05 sync time is not good for him because he is on duty at that time and has no access to the internet . He was getting the information for his friends in WPI ( Wordscapes Players International) in case one or more of them could sync with this group at that time. I know you were planning to sync Saturday in order to be there for docronnie, maybe there is a time when he’s not working that would work for both of you ? I just didn’t know if you caught that post . . .

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Heartbreaking how quickly lives can be changed from one day to the next in a matter of minutes ! Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the recent devastation in Tennessee . Marezydoats, do you know of any way we could help other than sending kind thoughts and comfort your way ?

    And the same to you, Wordsmithwick ! Difficult as caregiving is, you are both blessed to have each other. I miss my mom every day in so many little ways ! Wishing good news for your mom from the orthopedist!

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    I don’t know WHAT to think about it . . . WS isn’t exactly known for being forthcoming about how these games work. But, on the other hand, don’t you think you earned it ? Shame everybody can’t show off their crowns . What’s the use of “royal jewels” if you can’t show them off ? Just have fun with it !

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    JASON, Don’t apologize !! You were going great guns ! That’s what you’re supposed to do. Then Jeff got involved and passed us both ! Everybody was cloaking and uncloaking and I never had, so I decided to be Ralph . Pretty fun , but my brain felt fried. Once a month enough super syncing for you ?

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    JASON(RIFT), You’re that fellow that kept pushing me last weekend ! You never give an inch ! Those last few hours were intense. I ran out of gas with more than an hour to go . Might be nice to play at my usual snail’s pace and still place high enough to get a prize. Maybe schedule super syncs for the last weekend of each month ?

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    The consensus of opinion seems to be that syncing is WAY more fun than winning a crown. Camaraderie trumps jewels ! Soooo, hows about another record sync try this weekend ? Any other thoughts ?

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Since everybody’s final crowns were permanently ensconced in their winter season blocks last weekend, do we assume that next weekend will be “start from scratch” time for the crown contest ? That the goal each season is to get the most elaborate crown for THAT season ? If so, maybe having “epic syncs” every weekend isn’t fair to those players that covet jewels in their crowns. Everybody plays at his/her own pace and deserves to win in their respective tournaments against players that compete at more or less their own level. It’s a LOT of fun being in the same tourney with familiar “faces” but, let’s face it, it’s also fun to win ! Maybe we could schedule one “epic sync” a month, or a season ? I mean, even the “speedos” need a break from that kind of intense playing ! Just saying . . .

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    MUGSY is currently 51st in the world this week !

    Mugsy, you’ve GOT to sync with us this weekend ! Help us with a rematch !😼

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    MUGSY, Are you following all the posts on how to sync ? You have to solve all of the words but one in a puzzle BEFORE Wordscapes weekend tournament starts on Friday. Then, a minute or so before the proposed sync time, swipe the last word but don’t lift your finger until the last second. Someone told me to set my phone alarm and that works for me. I check my phone time with “Time.is” on the day of the syncing to be sure it’s accurate. Then I lift my finger immediately when my phone alarm starts to sound. This has worked for me the past two weekends. Hope to “see” you this weekend !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Yahoo !! EC is Baaack !!

    Saw you earlier today at 17,000+, 134th in the world. Then I checked back and you were gone. WOW ! You and Ivanka have more than a little in common !

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    JEFF, Can’t argue with what works. I didn’t realize that entering a single word does not always get you in a tournament.

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    Thanks for your thoughts, CHARLIE.

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    Thanks, KATZ.

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    Thanks, MANCO, the same thing happened to me . I may test my theory this weekend.

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    I’m not not arguing with the current method, (obviously it works), I’m just trying to understand WHY it works. Just like Mugsy, if a person forgot or was unable to set up his/her puzzle ahead of time, might there be an alternative way of syncing besides using airplane mode (also works!) ? Just saying . . .

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    I have a question . . . if a person refrained from playing Wordscapes after the tournament started , and swiped any puzzle word at random a minute or so before the agreed sync time , and held their finger down ‘til the last second and released. . . wouldn’t they stand the same chance of syncing as someone who had all of the puzzle words but one ? I’m trying to understand the significance of the finished puzzle versus any word at random. Seems like the minute you swipe a correct word during the time the tournament is going on, you’re entered into a tournament .

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    EC, 134th in the world !! Look at YOU !!

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    Fun syncing with you, SHELL ! You’re a hoot !

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    So, what is the official count ? Is it 16 ? Inquiring minds want to know.

    INKS, you weren’t being forgotten, nobody knew you were there ! We’re you ?

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    Pretty anticlimactic , this crown business, after a pretty exciting weekend !! Sure wanted bugling and confetti !

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    Whew !!! That was fun everybody !! Anxious to see what happens with the crowns today. Anybody up for a repeat next week ? Or back to earning jewels without the heavy competition ?

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    Is there going to be a “final reveal” at some point before the tournament is over ?

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    G’Nite Shell, empty that wine glass. Need to shake some guys awake here. Think Dragon played ‘til after 2:00 AM. Somebody faster than me needs to pick up the reins. You’re right, Ivanka is kickin’ everybody’s butt. Hate for the biggest sync of all time to end in defeat for “The A-Team” !!

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    HARM says 15.

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    Good morning, SHELL !

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    Fourth must be HARM, flaunting his fancy new avatars. . .

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    ZAN, There’s always next week !

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    DRAGON, I think “It worked” is Katz . . . airplane mode worked for her sync .

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    Uhoh, politics?

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    KATZ, It worked ! You made it ! Yay !

    Tony said he had company scheduled all day , wouldn’t be able to play . . . but, appreciated the invite.

    QUITE the spectacular sync !!

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    Where is Charlie ?

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    COOL !! Think we set a new record !

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    FELLOW SYNCSTERS !! Remember to have your puzzles solved EXCEPT for the last word BEFORE the tournament starts today at 4:00 PM CST. HOPE TO SEE ALL OF YOU TOMORROW MORNING AT 9:05 AM CST !!!!!😃❤️😃❤️😃❤️😃❤️😃❤️😃❤️😃❤️😃

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    MUGSY, Correct . . . good to hear you’re joining the sync !

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    HARM,👍

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    On the page with the snow and the frost covered trees, with your brilliance points in an orange sun and your avatar in the lower left corner . . . in the lower right corner there is a grey circle with 3 white blocks of varying heights with the numbers 2, 1, 3 in them. Click on this icon and it will take you to the brilliance boards.

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    DOES EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT THE SYNC RECORD ATTEMPT ON SATURDAY ?

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    OPAL, RIFT(Jason) . . . Can you both sync on Saturday morning at 9:05 CST ? We’re trying for a new syncing record ! Congrats, Opal , these numbers look more legitimate! Your cumulative totals the last few weeks are amazing !!

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    HARM try again Saturday?

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    CHARLIE, I’m not going for any reward, I had to start from scratch a couple of weeks ago and have no illusions that a jeweled crown is possible . Happy with my little gold one. Just want to see how many of our group can end up together. Maybe we could all agree to help the players that need to score a particular amount of points get them.

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    RUFFIAN, Cool !! On a Saturday ? Don’t you think we can break that record ?

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    I’m in for Saturday morning . . . why not see how many “chatsters “ can be crammed into a single tournament ?

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    Anybody interested in a custom avatar ? I asked WS about how to do it and got a reply. Have any of you noticed that some players have photos as avatars instead of the icons provided by WS from which to choose ? If you are on FB, you can “import” your profile picture as your avatar. Anyone could temporarily substitute an image of his/her liking for a FB profile picture and use it as a custom icon in this game.
    DRAGON, I’m tinkering around with a dragon image if you’re interested. The images have to be pretty simple to work . . . the photos being used aren’t recognizable for what they are until you enlarge them. If we all had unique avatars, we could recognize each other and spot interlopers right away.
    Just a thought.

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    ZAN, if you start your puzzle after the start of the tournament, NOT YOUR tournament, the start of Wordscapes tournament, which starts on Friday, 4:00 PM CST, you are entered into the tournament when you swipe the first word. You have to have finished all but the last word in your puzzle BEFORE the ENTIRE TOURNAMENT WEEKEND starts. Then, you enter your last word at your proposed sync time. It took me a while to get that through my head. If you swipe that last word and hold your finger down on it ‘til your time comes up, you can lift your finger and enter right on the sync time. I set the alarm on my phone and waited till it sounded to lift my finger and it worked !!! Maybe next week ?

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    Good game everybody . . . same time next week ? Should have more time to play then.

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    There was a player named Jason in the 48th spot with a snowflake avatar. . . that player is 52nd now. Are you the tortoise “Rift” presently in 6th ?

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    Gone most of day . . . I give up getting invite to you. Also suspicious of Rift. Have fun !

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    SHELL, need to share email with you.

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    Leaving for a short . . . back in a while.

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    Need to get it to SHELL as well.

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    HARM, Did you get the first two parts ? I believe you have the last part. Invite to the “troll-free chat room”.

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    Just got back from lunch, I’ll play a bit, then off again. Busy weekend, I usually play in fits and spurts. You’re way in the lead. . . I won’t pass you , but maybe I can run interference HA! Tomorrow’s committed as well. Just having fun with the sync! Who do you think this “RIFT” is? Someone we know?

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    Yes, there was. How do I know when you get a part? I was waiting til you added points to change message, but I couldn’t tell if you got it.

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    HARM, I’m so bad at this, did you get the message?

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    I’m 97th ! It worked !!! Finally !

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    What?

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    Hmmmmm., when I checked the brilliance scores Monday, my score had reset and Kirsten was at 52,000+. Not the humongous number of last weekend, but I wondered how someone could accumulate even that score in less than a day. Now it seems that not everyone is seeing the same numbers. . . why is that ?

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    Gotcha! Hope to “see” you Saturday !

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    OPAL, That you at 25th in the world this week ? Are you following the cheat site ? Sorta explains Kirsten’s scores.

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    I’m going to try ONE MORE TIME to sync with someone at 9:05 CST on Saturday. Maybe this time I’ll get it right. My luck?, nobody else will try!

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    Thanks, Shell ! 👍

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    Well, now I’m mad ! And if the trolls objective is to wreck this chat site by causing dissension among us and forcing this site to shut down, I’ll be damned if I’ll go along with it ! Is there a way for those with the ability to identify them to label their posts ?

    WSW, Don’t be afraid of these jerks . . . pity them and the miserable little lives they must lead if the only pleasure they get is from tricking old people playing a word game? Pathetic !

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    I’m on an iPhone, it doesn’t seem to work for me . . . you mean there is more than one troll ?

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    WSW, Believe me, I know how you feel ! Just don’t let her win !

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    WSW, DRAGON & SAPPHIRE have found the troll and outed her. Do you feel like the site has been too compromised for you to continue to be part of it ? You’ve worked very hard to be a welcoming and informative voice to any and all newcomers, and it would be a shame to let a troll destroy what I believe you’ve described as a safe haven. There are many diverse personalities in this group and it’s not possible for all of them to agree on everything, but they are all kind people and seem to collectively be there for anyone in the group in need of solace. I know I heard many caring words directed your way when you were feeling low. You have friends here ! I’ve enjoyed this site so much . . . so many different people from so many different places with so many fascinating points of view. But, we all enjoy playing this game and sharing the experience . . . we have THAT in common. Don’t let a nasty troll destroy the group - then evil will have won !😔

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    Oh, KATZ . . . Thanks for the kind words, I really needed them !

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    OK, Here goes . . .

    EC, I feel like such a fool ! I genuinely thought a much beloved member of this group was having an emotional crisis of some kind and needed comforting. You’ve been missed by so many, and I wanted to encourage you to return to the fold. I don’t know what kind of low-life scum-sucking leech gets his/hers rocks off by duping old people, but I dislike “it” intensely !!! I was so rocked by the subterfuge, it reduced me to tears. I must be very naive, I tend to take people at face value and refuse to believe I’ll of them. Now I don’t trust much of anything or anyone online anymore.

    DRAGON,SAPPHIRE, I followed the detective work you guys were doing (confusing, at first), and BOY!, it didn’t take you long to discover the culprit ! You all seem to be my kind of people ! Do you think you could include me in your new chat site? (I don’t trust this one any more). I did take note of the link when it was provided and visited the site - very impressive ! (I’m an artist , we need to talk). If the answer is no, I’ll understand and discard the link. I haven’t been here long enough for any of you to really get to know me.

    I probably shouldn’t be so shaken by the subterfuge, but I’m not as knowledgeable of the internet and it’s workings as you all seem to be an I HATE feeling violated ! I guess EC is the one that should be angry, however. It’s great that you all can take it all in stride and be amused by it . . . that is the healthy way to be.

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    EC . . . I don’t understand, who is the clone ?

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    👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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    SAPPHIRE, I’m so envious of your weekend plans ! I decided after I retired, I’d learn to play the guitar . . . NOT as easy as I thought ! Still working on it , though. Have a wonderful time and let us know what a good time you had !

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    And baby fawns !!! I mean, REALLY !!!

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    EC, What post ? Welcome back !!!

    No one wants to lose your voice here . . . just take whatever positive vibes you need from this group and throw away the negatives. Don’t you really enjoy the support and camaraderie? I mean . . . PUPPIES . . . ya gotta love THAT !!!

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    I think she meant February, not September. Loved HUMBLE’s recent post on the “cheating site” !

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    JOYBELL, Wordscapes holds tournaments on weekends . . . if you play anytime from Friday evening through Sunday evening, you’re automatically entered in a tournament where you can win points toward a crown. If you win enough points, your avatar gets a crown to wear. The first crown is a simple silver one and they get progressively more elaborate with the amount of “crown points” you win.

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    Or “Fire-Breathing” ?

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    DRAGON, Thanks, but I wouldn’t be much competition for you . . . I’m a tortoise and we both know “Laggin’” or “Draggin’” Dragon is a misnomer! Lol. Would love to play just for fun, tho . “Winged Dragon” sounds more apropos.

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    My clock reset to zero and the big scores are finally gone.

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    This guy has been bragging on the “cheating site” about outwitting the game developers. I guess he feels good about “sticking it” to the system and blowing the tournaments up that he plays in. The thing is, it isn’t fair to the other players who are playing fairly . I think he just likes the attention. Ignoring him might just pop his bubble and make him go away. We don’t need players like him !

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    SAPPHIRE, Want to try for next Saturday? Third time trying to sync - HAS to be the charm !

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    Won my tournament with 5800+ against a persistent opponent, “Renee” . . . kept me busy. I’m not a “speedo”, more of a tortoise. After starting from scratch Sunday, my toucan has a crown again !!

    Next week, I hope to get this syncing business right !

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    If the brilliance points accumulate, the weekly category is meaningless ! Opal, you are “THE BEST” !! Maybe there should be a “People’s’ Choice” award.

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    Hmmmmm. . . , my clock is still counting down to midnight. . .

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    OPAL, The fact that the scoring is wacko doesn’t lessen your amazing accomplishment! OVER 134,00 in ONE WEEK !!! Who knows, if they kick out the false scores, you’re probably NUMBER ONE !!!
    The only positive note, after they (WS) vaporized you heavy hitters, I moved up to 971st in the world . I’m 51st in Texas. I need a SMALLER STATE !!!

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    WANS. . . Past tense of WIN . . . REALLY !!!??

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    SHELL, Is that you at 84th ?

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    OPAL IS 5th IN THE WORLD !!!

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    SILVER STAR, we had the same problem . . . try turning the game off and then turning it back on again. It worked for three of us.

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    RUFFIAN, that worked for me as well, thanks.

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    C’mon guys. . . to reiterate : NO RELIGION, NO POLITICS, NO DIVISIVENESS ! Back to the tourney !
    Katz, Sapphire, Shell . . . all those ideas sound good. I won’t go on Facebook because I think it is too invasive. Would welcome a more secure alternative!
    I tried to work a puzzle and leave the last word ‘til the desired start time. But, I did this after the tournament had started. I thought you were entered when you swiped the last word in the puzzle. I now understand what everyone was trying to tell me. I won’t be able to sync tomorrow because I’m an idiot! THERE’S ALWAYS NEXT WEEK !
    Please don’t get upset and leave . . . the camaraderie is what makes playing Wordscapes fun!

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    KATZ, Got it ! Thanks.
    SAPPHIRE, I’m going to try to sync Saturday morning at 9:05 AM CST. Hope to “see” you there. Anyone else game ?

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    KATZ, DRAGON, I agree with you 100%. But, Sapphire, there is nobody like “Stan” on this site. Please reconsider ! Everybody here would miss you ! Perhaps a reminder of the rules for this chat site could be posted ever so often so no one would ever get their feelings hurt . Is there an “official list of dos and don’t s” ?

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    ELIZABETH, Tap the little circle with the “1,2,3 blocks” in it located in the lower right corner of the “valentines Day” screen to access the brilliance points standings. Look for OPAL in the world weekly chart, she’s doing phenomenally well!!

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    ELIZABETH, scroll down to HARM’s explanation of the Mystery Safari on Feb. 12th. Yes there is a Brilliance Tourney . . . It rates everybody’s brilliance points by state and world. And by week & all time cumulative totals.

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    Sorry, that is in the weekly WORLD ranking!!

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    WSW, Opal is 10th right now with 80,000+, 2nd is a little over 104,000 . . . at the rate she’s going, that seems possible . . . 1st place is over 175,000 ! I

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    OPAL, What goal are you aiming for ? Looks like you’ve got a shot at 2nd , but 1st looks impossible. Are you still thinking it’s not a real person ? Kinda not possible for someone to get 175,00 in one day. . .

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    Opal . . . Is that you at 18th in the world for the week ? Daaaang!!

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    Sorry, Mugsy, for misspelling.

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    MUGSY BAR . . . BOO ! Sorry, Bugsy , you sound disappointed . . . what were they ?

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    HARM, Thanks for the explanation, it must be something new. Sounds like fun, I wonder if anyone beside you has seen it ?

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    HARM, What mystery safari ?

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    OPAL, DRAGON, MUGSY BAR . . . Congratulations on your standings !!
    Incredible you could rack up so many points!
    I just spent several hours to barely make the top 200 weekly list in Texas and I have no illusions that I’ll stay there long. But Grateful for the feeling of accomplishment ! THIS GAME IS ADDICTIVE !

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    Katz, Thank you for letting me know I’m not the only one who has had this problem ! It was bad enough that it happened, but right when I pulled ahead of second place ! I wanted to scream ! Wonder what the other players thought ? When you shut down an app, does your avatar just disappear ?

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    MZD. . . Thanks for the sympathy, much appreciated ! I tried playing a little this morning and found I was slower than yesterday when I was pressing so hard to catch up. It would seem, like athletes, that a concentrated effort puts one “In the zone”. I guess it applies to any competition, attention becomes more focused and adrenaline kicks in. Interesting !!
    So it would seem that PN’s tip is a good one - warming up early on Friday, or more time spent playing during the week clears the cobwebs and warms up the old thinking muscle ! Athletes come in all shapes and sizes (and age). At least the only muscles we are apt to strain are in a forefinger ! And maybe eyes.
    Hope to sync with someone on Saturday. . .I’m not brave enough to compete with the Friday Superstars !

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    Congrats to Dragon and everybody on their amazing scores this weekend !
    I started out on Saturday playing in “in bloom” and WS . I was ahead in IB and had just pulled into the lead in WS ( I needed to win to get 3 jewels) , when all of a sudden, I was back on the app page . I tried over and over to get WS back, but to no avail. I went into settings to try a fix, but I don’t know what to look for, ( maybe some flashing green icon labeled “click here for WS fix?). I went into APPS for updates, thinking that was it, I needed to update the app, but still nothing. I tried off and on the rest of Saturday and Sunday but still nothing. Finally, I decided the thing to do was to delete the app and reinstall it. NOT a good plan !! I could get back in the game, but I was back to square one. All my points, crowns, etc. were wiped out and I still couldn’t get back in the tourney because I wasn’t at a high enough level. No worries !! I’ll just knock out 300 levels and get back in the game!! I knew the first levels are easy, shouldn’t take that long . . . I played really hard and as fast as I could and it took ALL THE REST OF THE DAY !! By the time I got to 300 , the game wouldn’t let me enter a tournament ! There must be a cut off time for entrants.
    So to answer your question, Marezydoats, I found that long concentrated playing definitely builds up your speed. Up to now, according to your player rating, I’ve been a “casual player”. After yesterday’s sprint, seeing the same words over and over and over, I got much faster. Everybody realizes that I’m giving an example of what NOT TO DO, right ? Anybody have a clue as to why my game acted up ? It happened once before and in both instances, it was soon after sitting and accumulating a lot of coins by watching the videos.
    I was so intent on getting back into the game that I MISSED THE OSCARS !! This would be a sad story if it wasn’t so funny !

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    Katz, Thanks for the explanation ! You’re very patient !

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    I hate to be so dense, but what is the advantage of playing in airplane mode vs just playing the puzzle regularly ? Does it freeze the start time to when you press airplane so that it looks like you’re starting then?

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    I’ve never used airplane mode . . . hate to be a “doofus” but, how does that work? Especially as it pertains to the tournament?
    PN’s accent is sorta hybridized . . . she started a thought with “ya’ll” and ended it with “back to Canada,eh”. Pretty cute !

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    Tournaments are only on weekends . . . from Friday afternoon thru Sunday evening. Is this what you need to know ? I don’t think they have been discontinued.

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    WSW, Wonderful news about you and your son ! A segment of the “Doctors” today talked about the results of an extensive study just recently released that showed that appropriate drugs, diet, exercise, weight loss and stress management were more important in the treatment and long term life expectancy of heart disease patients than stints or bypass surgery. As a matter of fact, there was NO difference in the life expectancy of surgical patients and those who followed a doctor prescribed heart regimen. Reducing your stress level is extremely important and sounds like you’ve had reason to reduce your “worry-load” as of late. Combined with the many prayers and positive vibes sent your way from the many friends you’ve made on this forum, and you have a winning combination ! Perhaps doctors should recommend Wordscapes as a stress reliever. Just don’t get in a war with some of these super players!

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    Katz, What a beautiful story ! And doesn’t an experience like that leave you with an incredibly warm feeling in your heart ? I can float around in the clouds all week after one really nice positive experience !
    And WSW , you are always so kind - we are all lucky to know you, even superficially through this chat group. I’m so glad to be a part of so many caring people !

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    Charlie, You should definitely come to Texas. . . today was in the breezy 70s and tomorrow and Wednesday promise the same. What in the world IS snow, anyway ? And why do you have to shovel it ?
    Was sure hoping to sync with someone from the group this past weekend . It HAS to be more fun playing with someone you know. The Super Bowl didn’t disappoint tho, especially the halftime show !
    Wishing everyone a glorious week and I’m remembering to pay it forward !

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    Hmmmm. . . Anybody else notice that , apparently, the stars you earn in the daily puzzle are applied toward your crown at the end of the week ? Nice !

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    What a nice thread the group is on . . . “Pay it forward” this week is a wonderful idea ! I’m in !
    Tried to play but there is just too much going on . . . I was in first for a while but a Chili Cookoff took my Saturday and I slipped to fourth. Today is Star Wars movie and Super Bowl. Oh, well !!
    Looking forward to everyone’s experiences this next week with the Paying it Forward campaign !! What a nice group we have !

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    WSW, The top player is leif, second is red. I guess tournament groups take longer than I thought to form. This one must have been gathering for over a half hour to have accumulated that many points. Somehow I thought it was almost instantaneous. I’m having to play catch-up.

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Guess I didn’t sync with anyone . . . I don’t see a familiar name. POOH! The top players already have over 700 points, how is this possible !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Sapphire, I’m on an iPhone . . . I read on one of the other chat lines that a lot of other people are having the same problem. It’s intermittent , right now, I’m fine, when the gremlin strikes, I can’t stay on the site. It may have something to do with my service- I’m out in the country. Or the weather ? But, the other sites aren’t affected, I switched to In Bloom and have no trouble. Just hope the “gremlin” doesn’t act up tomorrow at sync time.

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    I haven’t tried to play the game since the tournament started . . . Earlier in the day trying to play the game and trying to get to this chat line . . . maddening !

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    Is anyone else having trouble with the game closing every few seconds? I’ve tried rebooting my phone , but it does no good. It’s not all the time, but when it starts, it won’t let me do anything . . . just closes and I’m back on the app page. It isn’t my phone, it’s brand new. VERY FRUSTRATING !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Great idea ! I got the split screen app but, I can’t get it to set up. (Operator error). Your suggestion is much simpler . . . duh!
    Tony G, please don’t leave . . . you were just responding to a post I made about how supportive everyone is of each other regardless of our differences. If anyone should leave , I guess it’s me, for starting this line of thought.

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    WSW, Thank you for that tip. That was the one thing I was afraid of. Good plan !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    There’s a River Walk in San Antonio, I didn’t realize there was one in Austin. I’ll check it out, thanks for the info. I forgot she was not on this chat while on vacation. Sweet of you to ask for me!

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Ahhh, the microwave ! Problem solved !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    I have neither of those, but I will after tomorrow. Thanks, Sapphire.

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    I play the game on my phone and the time isn’t visible on the puzzle page. I have no other digital devices to look at. All my clocks are the old-fashioned kind, with hands , and my tv doesn’t show seconds.

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Sapphire, I did as you suggested and my phone is exactly on time. I now realize that I need another digital clock, synced to my phone, so I can see when to lift my finger. Thanks for the tip, I’m going shopping tomorrow.

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Thanks, Charlie . . . I’m going to try. Hope to see you !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    I pretty much know that you spell all but the last word in a puzzle and enter that last word at the sync time. Is the the clock on my phone an accurate enough source for the correct time? It’d be just my luck that the word I enter won’t be the one asked for. It’s been my experience, if there is any way to go wrong, I will. Fingers crossed.

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    WSW. . . Cool ! I’m getting excited now, I’ve never synced before !! How difficult is it to do? Any tips ?

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Lots of stuff going on this weekend, but I normally play in fits and spurts so should be able to at least make a showing. To be honest, I enjoy the Superball commercials almost better than the game. . . it’ll be difficult to concentrate. Think I need at least third place for the next crown , should be close!

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Sounds like a plan.👍

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Charlie, I think I’m in your time zone . . . why don’t you pick a time?

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Paddling Nana. . . I’m attending an annual print show in Austin this weekend & would LOVE to know where the “grocery store” is that you and your husband enjoyed today. And, kudos for enabling this forum to exist so that us OPs (old people) can share game and life experiences!
    This is SuperBowl weekend, I believe . . . just how much game playing does everybody really expect to do ? The football game might be high scoring, but I suspect Wordscape scores might suffer. Just saying . . .

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    I missed something . . . Why is Charlie apologizing to Canada ?
    Didn’t mean to start a controversy, I just wish the world could be as kind to one another as this group seems to be.
    Browsed a few of the posts on the other sites and “Good Grief!!” Tony G is right, this is a welcome refuge from the insanity of the rest of the world.
    Should get an emerald in my crown this weekend . . . that final crown looks mighty impressive but, my avatar is the toucan right now and the crown I have looks pretty silly- it covers his eyes - looks like he’d have a difficult time just sitting on a branch, much less flying ! That final crown will cover him up entirely! It’s fun to win, but it’s playing and visiting with this group that I most enjoy !! Each and every one of you !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Guys, indulge me a moment . . . I am so buoyed by the caring shown to fellow players by the members of this group. Nobody seems to know or care what color, nationality, religion, gender or age anyone else is . . . They are brought together by the love of a game and genuine affection for one another - regardless of what differences there might be among them.
    This has been a rough year for me in a lot of ways and the toxic political climate has brought out a side of many of my friends and acquaintances that I didn’t know was there. All the negatively and hate breaks my heart. You guys are restoring my faith in the basic good in people. Bless you!

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    DAAAANG YALL!! congrats !!!

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Anybody watching the Grammys ? Many moving homages to Kobe Bryant.

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Hey guys, are you seeing a lot of players with crowns in your tournaments ? There is only one in my group . . . with as many crown points as they give each week, shouldn’t there be more “crowned” players ?

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Sorry, I misspoke, I was talking about crown points, not stars.

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Amy, Strange . . . in my tournament, first place got 50 stars, second -40, third - 30, and fourth, fifth and sixth got 20 each . . . from there to about 20th place (or so ) each got got 10. They really need to be more consistent , or . . . what’s the point ? Congrats to everyone who synced successfully!

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Thanks Opal !

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Thank you, “Inkspiration”, for your welcoming comment.

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    Would someone please explain how syncing works? I get that you complete all but one word in a puzzle and finish that last word at a specific time . . . But, I have no idea when the tournaments start . Do you all just agree on a time to start and coordinate ?

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    “Doofus” commented  · 

    I’ve been reading your posts and suspect many of you are of a kindred age . . . “O.P.s” (old people) as my friend’s daughter affectionately calls us. Is there room for one more OP in your synced tournaments ?

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