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
"... the white-knuckle, high-stakes tables of the World Jigsaw Puzzle Championship"
"... We were shown to our spot, one of 86 tables [some countries have more than one team], each with a name card adorned with a flag. The Turkish team consisted of four women wearing hijabs and skirts with a jigsaw pattern. “I can’t believe it, but I’ve got butterflies,” my wife, Julie, said. She started doing stretches as if she were running a 5K. One of the Turkish puzzlers had her head down and hands cupped in prayer. I said my own secular prayer to myself: please don’t let us finish last ...
(the puzzle is an African safari scene)
... It’s become clear the monkey will be a problem – it’s the same colour as the tree. “Monkeys used to be my favourite animal,” says. “Don’t make me hate you, monkeys!” I love that Julie, once sceptical, has fully committed. She’s trash-talking the puzzle.
We’re making headway on the zebras, but the elephant is troublesome. He and the rhino are both grey, but slightly different. This is a good life lesson, I tell my sons. Life is full of subtleties, different shades of grey. Nothing is black and white. No response. I tell myself it’s because they’re focused."
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: 'Move Strength' - details please
"cant you keep track of what happens in the games without disclosure?"
Clearly there's a distinction between cheating with some sort of Scrabble software that suggests moves and the fascination of looking for a better move when 'Move Strength' says 23%.
In chess, both if the above cases would be cheating because you only have to choose between a handful of moves, say Nf3, a4, Qa4+ or Bg2. The chess engine might then give the respective results as 23%, 45%, 80% and 15%. Then you have a clear message of which variation to check over. It's cheating!
In Scrabble the datum tells you nothing about which combination of letters is optimal, nor where to put them. So I use it and feel that 'Move Strength' spurs me on to find a better word!
RE: Chart origin
(a) This 'Feature Request' applies to every single game played on the site so the particular game number is completely irrelevant.
(b) My post was in no wise a 'Playing Tip'. If you have no objection I will repost it in the correct category 'Feature Request'. Thank you.
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!