Can we have a button to access this forum? Somewhat non-intuitive to have to access via User menu (top right), then Resources - after which the screen shows various dictionary links ... but no link to the forum is apparent. You just have to somehow divine for yourself that scrolling sown will finally reach the forum posts.
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Can we have a button to access this forum?
RE: Please let us choose....
I respect your attitude and understand that you don't want to play 'fishers' as you perceive it as a form of cheating.
I play Scrabble because I enjoy word play of any kind such as codewords - and also those puzzles where you have a set of mixed up letters and have to rearrange them into the original words. Or find as many words as you can from a single word. So I treat Scrabble in the same way - I 'fish'. You and I see the game differently!
I don't want to have to learn all those 2-letter words so I like to see them in front of me. That's a big plus for me. Out of interest, I would like to know if you think that the 2-letter word list should be removed on a similar basis to removing the 'Move Strength'?
Following your purist approach further would imply that Lex should also no longer offer the facility for checking if words are valid either!
I can offer a different, but somewhat related, perspective. I play online chess and am aware that my opponents will 'fish' for moves using a chess engine. Also they will deliberately play lower rated players so that their rating increases and they never lose.
Among many other tricks, they will stop playing for a while if they are losing badly - hoping that I will think they have left the game and give up the play. In that case, my time would run out and I'd lose on time (I always wait them out). I play them all, I'm just happy to improve my game by facing whatever comes my way.
In a similar way to chess, why not just be happy with the wins you get IN SPITE of opponents who 'push themselves to play better by 'fishing'. You say you usually win anyway!
IMHO the Lexulous experience (in its present form) is the best online Scrabble experience on offer.
Follow two top games here!
Stefan Fatsis beats Scrabble legend, David Gibson in a game explained on this Twitter link. Enjoy!
“I always did poorly in the SAT verbal. But about 10 years ago a supernatural love for words came upon me. When you get changed, you can’t help it. It’s spiritual.”
Fatsis also writes about another top game here:
RE: "Meaning not found"
Thanks for responding. Funny how you and 'itaintsam' both went for 'pulchritude'!
“the evening's crepuscular charm”
Puce (not sure that this always fits the bill)
I thought about colors I hated: ecru, puce, lavender, beige and black.
("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings")
Uncle Vernon stopped, his fist still raised, his face an ugly puce.
("Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban")
I deliberately made this exercise to make the point that there is a natural evolution in language relating to onomatopoeia e.g. cuckoo, sizzle. And, yes, I had to google for the spelling of onomatopoeia! LOL
Words played in this game
I've always felt uneasy about entering Scrabble words when I do not understand their meaning. So it's great to see a complete list of definitions which has now appeared under the board (instead of just the last two that have been played).
Thank you to the Lexulous team, much apppreciated.
RE: Dots for banned words
I don't understand what this is all about. I've not seen these 'dots' and assumed missing posts had been deleted by the poster.
If these naughty words appear in Google and elsewhere then, surely, Lexulous has no right to censor them.
Are we sitting in a little corner of the web preening ourselves for being "holier than thou"? I hope not.
Any justification for it?
RE: Forget this clunky site lexulous
@dragonfly131 (Yes, I know the dragonfly has probably gone)
When you pay to use a site like this, you are paying for updates, right? And if you don't like 'em, OK complain (politely) and hope you are listened to. Try doing this with Farcebook, Micro$oft and Twatter and see how far you get.
Clearly this site is run for the love of the game rather than making loadsa dosh like the aforementioned. And IMHO the site works fine anyway so I say let's just concentrate on the game.
RE: Recommend addition/removal of words
I know this is a serious thread but I had to laugh over something the owners of our beautiful game said on the subject recently.
It seems that more than 200 dictionary words have been removed from the Scrabble lexicon in the past year or so by Scrabble's board game owners, Mattel. A spokesman said:
"I’ve heard the argument that these are just words, but we believe they have meaning."
Er, yes. Quite so!
Latest posts made by Mistertoad
RE: Mute Chat Feature
I hope Lexulous will allow you the chat at the start of the game whilst giving you the option of turning it off for if things don't go well.
Surely a blocking option should mean a permanent block unless or until you yourself decide to talk to that person again (which is obviously unlikely)?
Anyway, I was sorry to hear about the problem. It's a sad reflection on modern life.
RE: Good words not accepted
Agreed. I don't know why I suggested a two word Scrabble word Ha ha!
Your suggestion of pay-dirt makes sense in terms of your "no dirt" argument. Unfortunately there is no hyphen available in Scrabble.
Leaves us with 'paydirt'! I suppose you could submit that to the 'recommend-addition-removal-of-words' link that 'sakamvari' posted?
RE: Good words not accepted
Interestingly, Collins English Dictionary seems to be happy with 'paydirt' whilst Merriam-Webster prefers 'pay dirt'.
Do we stick with the original definition of a word or go with the current usage that it has evolved into over time? My preference, for the purposes of playing Scrabble, would be to allow both.
RE: Forget this clunky site lexulous
I confess that I did not see the films in full, only the excerpts ... bad Mistertoad! And I only checked them out for a few seconds because I just thought you were "messin wiv me 'ead" (!)
I too have a childhood favourite and that was "CatWeasel" (the credits at the beginning of this episode will shorten your life by 45 seconds by the way):
So, I guess I was wrong about the films and beg forgiveness. At least you know how much I admire Walt Disney from my first post here.