@judy-cooper I agree that 2 weeks is pretty long. Perhaps they could set it up so both players could click on timeout options? Or the person setting the game chooses?
Posts made by anexparrot
RE: Please fix two game bug
@dan Of course, you're right, but I just thought since they had made a change to the game recently, I would mention it.
I played a live game from my phone for the 1st time the other day, and I noticed something a bit weird: when I tried to 'host' a live game, I think I was instantly matched with somebody else who had the same 'time controls.' (And I think they were a website player.)
RE: Unusual / interesting words found from lex
@anexparrot 'evite' is a go, but not 'evote'. UK dictionary. On checking tho, I see the former does not mean an invitation rec'd by email.
Yes, I've seen evite. Eviting is good in both UK and US as is evited!
RE: Unusual / interesting words found from lex
@dan said in Unusual / interesting words found from lex:
@anexparrot This one's kinda silly and not particularly interesting. Just a funny inconsistency I guess.
The other day I was checking if this was valid. Somewhat surprisingly, it's not:
For a laugh, I then went on to check this one. Sure enough, it's valid:
I LOL'ed-- don't think i've ever seen butthead played!
Unusual / interesting words found from lex
I was just examining my last game and the bot said we missed:
"earthpea" - I've never heard this, but apparently it's an 'American hogpeanut'
"veejay" - I didn't realize this was valid. Isn't it kinda funny that veejays were probably only common from the 1980s until the late 90s?
Anybody else have interesting lex words to share?
RE: Chat issues
@dan said in Chat issues:
It would be really nice if we could censor in the forum too.
Think I've mentioned this before, but that is possible.
Click their picture or username to get to their profile:
Click the three dots, then 'block user':
Thanks, Dan. I had just tried to block somebody and there wasn't that option, but I had forgotten I was not logged into the forum!
@dan I think the obvious answer is that it's fairly easy for the site to get a wordlist for the games but expensive to get a real, good dictionary with definitions. I googled one of lex's weird definitions once and it matched some mediocre (presumably free) dictionary, I forget the name.
Since there is no category that I see for commentary I guess this category will do as well as any. I suppose that many of the people who play word games are logophiles like myself. So, this is for those of you using V2 and getting the definitions of accepted words as a trailer to your screen of the game you are on. When, instead of a definition you just get a notice of "- This word is acceptable for play in the US & UK dictionaries." or similar wording do you have a specific thought on that, before you look for the word in an aggregate of dictionaries? What is your thought?
I'm not sure I understand what you are looking for?
The words that often really amuse me are the ones the analysis tool says I or my opp missed! For instance, the other day it said we missed "zaptieh!" I'm pretty sure I've never seen that word before. (It's a Turkish policeman.)
I was using the tool to analyze my last game, and the silly thing could really use some tuning:
I bingoed with 'conners' for 90, but the tool said the best play was 'nacreous' for 72...
It also sometimes misses easy bingos!
It would be nice if as you step through a game the score displayed reflects that point in the game.
RE: What dictionary is being used?
@fiona-smith The dictionaries on here are full of obscure words and a few errors. You might have a look in the Collins dictionary. For instance, about "jedi," it says:
"jedi in British English
a person who claims to live according to a philosophy based on that of the fictional Jedi, a caste of wizards in the Star Wars series of films by George Lucas, US film director"
(I'm amused that it says jedi was popular in the 1700s!)
Can't move tiles in the rack
A friend has been having this problem for a while now. She can't move tiles in her rack. Otherwise she can play fine.
I suggested she try on a different browser (Chrome) and she said it still happened. (BTW it's a windows machine.)
RE: Delete some i's!
@dan said in Delete some i's!:
Lexulous already has 1 less of each vowel compared to Scrabble. I don't think it would be too smart to deviate even further from Alfred Butts' original idea. I think the problem is the randomizer algorithm on this newer version. It does like to dump a bunch of the same vowels in your rack in a way that rarely happens in face to face games. The algorithm on the old version didn't seem to have these issues. Perhaps the devs could look into improving it.
E ×12, A ×9, I ×9, O ×8, U ×4
E ×11, A ×8, I ×8, O ×7, U ×3
Interesting. I wouldn't have guessed the difference from Scrabble! However, Mr. Butts created his tile pool so long ago, I wonder if the letter frequency of normal English has changed since then?
I agree that the game seems to have too many I's and U's!
RE: Keyboard shortcut
I think it would be nice if they added keyboard shortcuts for most if not all of the mouse actions. Like for instance, spacebar used to shuffle your rack.
As for passing, I think a better option might be to have a dedicated pass button always visible, because people don't want to accidentally pass if they hit the wrong key!