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Message 1259269 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 6:43:54 UTC

Shiny new thread, please continue. And if it isn't obvious, say which game your post relates to.

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Message 1259294 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 9:29:32 UTC - in response to Message 1259269.

Thank you Gary.
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Message 1259455 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 16:47:34 UTC

Looks like we've had some negative feedback on Julie's rule change for the Word Link game.

I thought the ~ (tilda) added clarity to some of the posts, and sometimes a little commentray seemed appropriate, especially if the connection to the previous word was not obvious to some of us.

But like I said earlier, it's Julie's thread, I can play by the new rule.
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Message 1259483 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 17:20:50 UTC

Thanx Donald:) Some people will be less annoyed now.
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Message 1259486 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 17:23:39 UTC - in response to Message 1259483.

I think we are lucky to have Julie’s wise council.

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Message 1259496 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 17:31:09 UTC - in response to Message 1259486.

I think we are lucky to have Julie’s wise council.


Lol:)
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Message 1259510 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 17:47:04 UTC

I admit to using the ~ but it felt wrong.

If a word is not an obvious match I google it and have only found one time when I could see no link.

I like the change.
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Message 1259516 - Posted: 12 Jul 2012, 17:51:14 UTC

That's good to hear Bernie:)
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Message 1260022 - Posted: 13 Jul 2012, 22:14:29 UTC

Getting hairy in there, I iz staying away ....

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Message 1260090 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 1:18:44 UTC

Tilde this. I think the original intent was for compound words, those that are a single entry in the dictionary but are also two individual words, hyphenated or not. I think the intent was to show which word was the one being posted, the other being the previous post. A sort of not only can I post one word, but I got two words in one flourish.

Maybe some examples:

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hand > ~full -- full doesn't really flow from hand, even though "handful" (note spelling difference) is a word.

questionable
soup > ~bowl -- bowl only flows through "soup bowl"

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soup > ~kitchen -- kitchen does flow from soup and "soup kitchen" also

Unfortunately I don't know how to reduce this to a simple rule, if Julie was of a mind to allow it.

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Message 1260142 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 5:03:14 UTC
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The tilde is unnecessary.

In each of your examples the link is obvious, but maybe a little devious.
It is up to the person following to establish their own links between the words, and not be spoon-fed in a given direction. The real art is find a new word that will force the next person into a blind alley.
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Message 1260224 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 10:26:29 UTC - in response to Message 1260142.
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The tilde is unnecessary.

In each of your examples the link is obvious, but maybe a little devious.
It is up to the person following to establish their own links between the words, and not be spoon-fed in a given direction. The real art is find a new word that will force the next person into a blind alley.


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Message 1260243 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 11:30:12 UTC
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100% agree. Us adults know the score, let the kids squabble amongst themselves ........

Wonder if the politically correct police will allow U-Boat? Hmmm ...

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Message 1260286 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 13:24:33 UTC

Try it and see ;-)
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Message 1260287 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 13:28:37 UTC

Hiyah Rob!

I did too, and waddya know, it slipped through ... ;-))

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Message 1260328 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 15:25:49 UTC

I thought it was fun watching other peoples thought processes. That is now gone.
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Message 1260330 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 15:29:09 UTC - in response to Message 1260328.
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I thought it was fun watching other peoples thought processes. That is now gone.

Yeah, what fun a Pshrink might have reviewing the Word-link threads. Or some of the TLPTPW threads. (8{)

I enjoyed many of the (asides) and (explanations), but I can still enjoy the game without them.
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Message 1260548 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 4:37:34 UTC

Wondering how Vic got mirror out of "looking glass tree"
Noun: Large evergreen tree of India and Burma whose leaves are silvery beneath

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Message 1260572 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 5:49:00 UTC
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To be fair I would have said the same thing. And why multiple words for the last few posts. Or is this an anti-anti tilde protest?

Edit~ Is every word now going to be googled before a person can play?
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Message 1260599 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 9:53:05 UTC - in response to Message 1260572.

To be fair I would have said the same thing. And why multiple words for the last few posts. Or is this an anti-anti tilde protest?

Edit~ Is every word now going to be googled before a person can play?



I thought it was "WORD" link, single linked words. I may be wrong as I have never seen the "rules". However it is really not a challenge to post more than one word.

Looking glass tree, should have been just Tree, that would have got people thinking and is exactly the point of the game.
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