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July 20, 2007 6:13 AM   Subscribe

Use everyone's logic and vocabulary skills to figure out what the secret word is.
posted by Blazecock Pileon (27 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm guessing 404.
posted by isopraxis at 6:17 AM on July 20, 2007


Wow, it goes by so fast. I made one decent guess and then by the time I refreshed it, two more games had gone by!
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 6:21 AM on July 20, 2007


Yeah, same here. No chance to figure it out if the word changes while you're working it out
posted by Zinger at 6:28 AM on July 20, 2007


Think faster!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:28 AM on July 20, 2007


When does the duck come down?
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:29 AM on July 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


I actually dig the group "Mastermind" aspect, but I wish it was in realtime so I could see if I should give up and move on or keep plugging away. Neat idea, though.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 6:37 AM on July 20, 2007


Rather, I wish it updated visually in realtime without having to hit refresh.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 6:38 AM on July 20, 2007


Woo-hoo! "...took 53 tries before 'ready' was guessed by eric."
posted by ericb at 6:41 AM on July 20, 2007


Damn you, Blazecock Pileon, productivity for today will drop for "moi!"
posted by ericb at 6:49 AM on July 20, 2007


Tres bien.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:53 AM on July 20, 2007


Goofy fun, thanks!
posted by prostyle at 6:53 AM on July 20, 2007


This goes insanely fast. In order to get into the game, you have to type in guesses without reading previous entries-- let alone use any logic. I reloaded constantly (without even bothering to take the time to type in guesses) for about 5 minutes and most of the time the game was solved by the time I reloaded twice. After I got into the rythym of the game, I generally got about 2 guesses per round.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:58 AM on July 20, 2007


Word was please!
posted by parmanparman at 7:13 AM on July 20, 2007


I keep guessing "quotidian". Someday it will be correct.
posted by Justinian at 7:15 AM on July 20, 2007


I had to play about five minutes or so until I won one, then I retired as champion.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:25 AM on July 20, 2007


With about 5 guesses every second, it gets to be pretty pointless. By the time you work through the previous guesses, the game you're on is already over and another one started. Maybe if it ran multiple games at the same time and limited the number of players per game this would be better.
posted by splice at 7:31 AM on July 20, 2007


Ha, did you see the "this is the machine this is running on" link? I totally have a computer like that, cooling system and all...
posted by cschneid at 8:05 AM on July 20, 2007


Am I missing some "letter of the day" theme, or is it just random that a majority of the answers start with the letter C?
If that's the case, Justinian, might take a while for "quotidian" to come up - but hey, fight the good fight, man.
posted by Hadroed at 8:56 AM on July 20, 2007


Or maybe I'm just seeing what I want to see, like I do with everything else on the internet.
"Hey, look at that! The NYTimes just reported Barry Bonds' sudden retirement one homerun short of Hank Aaron's record. Who says they never cover good news?"
posted by Hadroed at 9:07 AM on July 20, 2007


Great idea, scrolls too fast. I'm sticking with WEBoggle where you get a decent shot before time's up.
posted by Miko at 9:09 AM on July 20, 2007


Conky the Robot knows what the secret word is...
posted by lovejones at 9:42 AM on July 20, 2007


I ahte you, you've completely ruined my day.

Or rather my boss really hates you.
posted by ciderwoman at 9:44 AM on July 20, 2007


My bad, I misread something
Can we just forget the whole thing

K thx bye
posted by Rubbstone at 9:59 AM on July 20, 2007


Got one. "...Took 46 tries before 'open' was guessed by louise"

It does help to glance at the right-hand column for common letters and letter placement ideas, but yeah, you can only glance, otherwise the game'll be over before you get your guess in.
posted by loulou718 at 11:38 AM on July 20, 2007


Yay, got one! "Potato." Where's interrobang?
posted by taz at 12:23 PM on July 20, 2007


This is a multi-player version of the word game "jotto" - google it to find single-player versions. The interface of this version is nice but I agree it's too fast as is.
posted by LobsterMitten at 5:25 PM on July 20, 2007


I got a few. Fun!
posted by Many bubbles at 2:21 AM on July 21, 2007


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