@randy-fauske Lexulous is a fascinating game for many reasons. Including learning new words, working out advantageous strategies, etc. What is the poinf of, say, bridge? Or even chess? The critical point, I believe, is that, as in any game, the players know and abide by the rules, whatever the particular game rules are. But there are some, I gather, that may not want to abide by the rules....
I'm looking forward to sakamvari's reply after he sees the screenshots (ha ha).
In the meantime, however, you might simply accept that this happens and know that it's not just you. The meter is useful and shouldn't be removed simply because it isn't perfectly accurate. Post-game analysis is inaccurate in the same way (presumably using the same best words), but I don't think anyone would want to get rid of that for this reason.
Right. That's why I haven't run into it. It would sorely tick me off. I'm slightly ticked off, even not having run into it personally. Not only does it suggest a waste of time that could be put to better use, but... oops, I forget the other thing, lol.