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.
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
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: 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: Dropping tiles on board issue
@lexulous Tile dropping is working fine on Chrome!
How do I make videos to load here? Anyway, it would just show that when I drop a tile in the exact position it should be in, it jumps toa different square.
Many congratulations on all the recent improvements! SOMEBODY has put in a lot of work!
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!
RE: Displayed Word Strength
I'm an unreconstructed shuffler and I like to move the letters around to see if I can maximize my score. I play the 'email' scrabble and so I can enjoy shuffling to my heart's content.
Whether or not this is ethical, I don't know. What does everyone think?
One solution would be if 'Move Strength' was only shown if both players agreed to it.
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Thank you for your suggestion which will undoubtedly help members. However, I assume it means that I will no longer see any of the posts in 'Creative' at all? I've been posting there and receiving replies and would like to continue. Perhaps there's a filter to isolate the "Hello" posts using the 'Watching' option?
My own solution was for Lexulous to add another CATEGORY called "TRAVEL' or whatever. I might pop in to have a look at the 'Hello' posts occasionally. I just don't see why there is a mix and why there are so many 'Hello' posts swamping a CATEGORY in which they do not belong.
As you say, it seems to be an expansion of the "hello" concept which I personally find a little offputting. I don't want to learn languages which I will never use in life (nor in Scrabble!).
So I didn't think that was worth making a complaint about. However, the travelogues' are a little different because they are intrusive as Roy has explained.
And there is an obvious solution which would keep everyone happy i.e. open up a new CATEGORY. I've given some suggestions as to what it could be called in another thread. But how about calling it TRAVEL?
RE: SCORE THERMOMETER DOWN YET AGAIN
@roymccoy - "periodically check for a condition and perform a defined routine if it exists"
5 REM Flashback to 1964
6 N = 0
10 INPUT "IS SCORE THERMOMETER WORKING, YES OR NO";A$
20 IF A$ = "YES" THEN 50
30 IF A$ = "NO" THEN 60
40 PRINT "YOU MUST ENTER YES OR NO." THEN 10
50 PRINT "GREAT!":END
60 N = N + 1
65 IF N > 17 THEN 80
70 GO TO 10
80 REPORT TO HEADMASTER'S STUDY:END