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December 17, 2010 4:17 PM   Subscribe

Knoword is a game where it's good to be loquacious.
posted by tehloki (53 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
Can't get into the page, either through Internet Explorere or G. Chrome
posted by dov3 at 4:25 PM on December 17, 2010


Damnit, other websites, why did you have to overwhelm the addictive website that is metafilter's job
posted by tehloki at 4:26 PM on December 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


"Cant[sic] connect to database"

It was fun while I had my 7 word streak on, though.
posted by Sticherbeast at 4:27 PM on December 17, 2010


14 words! I'm off to try again. Fun.
posted by selfmedicating at 4:28 PM on December 17, 2010


I managed nine words before the database was crushed. Looks like a lot of fun.
posted by robcorr at 4:28 PM on December 17, 2010


Dammit, you kids stop playing that game! You're slowing the damn thing down! Were you raised in a barn?
posted by steambadger at 4:28 PM on December 17, 2010


noun. a comprehensive collection of related data organized for convenient access, generally in a computer. starts with a d.
posted by phaedon at 4:29 PM on December 17, 2010 [3 favorites]


I got in a 14 word streak before y'all broke it.
posted by jacquilynne at 4:35 PM on December 17, 2010


Dayum, it's good to be a gangsta loquacious!
posted by carsonb at 4:42 PM on December 17, 2010


Great fun while it lasted.
posted by alms at 4:42 PM on December 17, 2010


What, did loquacious get a really high score?
posted by JHarris at 4:43 PM on December 17, 2010 [5 favorites]


It's frustrating that it takes so much time to give you the next word, while the seconds tick away, but this is great. I'd like to try it without getting the first letter of the word.
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars at 4:43 PM on December 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


M _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

A website where front page posts to other websites can often overload those other websites, causing them to stop working.
posted by alms at 4:44 PM on December 17, 2010


M _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

A website where front page posts to other websites can often overload those other websites, causing them to stop working.


I'm sorry, but neither "Reddit" nor "Fark" begins with an M.
posted by mightygodking at 4:51 PM on December 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


This would be a really fun game if it didn't keep crashing on my second or third word.
posted by Sara C. at 4:52 PM on December 17, 2010


Fun game, but it's really disappointing that it's having database issues. There's no reason it shouldn't pull down a batch of 20 words at a time from the database -- even if the DB is suffering badly, you can probably successfully pull the next batch while the user is playing before they get through the whole set.
posted by 0xFCAF at 4:54 PM on December 17, 2010


This was great until I ran into my own latent spelling issues.
posted by The Whelk at 4:58 PM on December 17, 2010


In the meantime, you could always try Word Bubbles. It's irritatingly addictive.
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse at 5:00 PM on December 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's always good to be loquacious.
posted by five fresh fish at 5:03 PM on December 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


Sticherbeast: ""Cant[sic] connect to database""

I love this game. Would love it more if it didn't keep saying this.
posted by zarq at 5:06 PM on December 17, 2010


Its ben kilt.
posted by cjorgensen at 5:19 PM on December 17, 2010


/.ed
posted by Chuffy at 5:26 PM on December 17, 2010


had to change "rumor" to "rumour" - adds a bit of a challenge to it
posted by Chuffy at 5:28 PM on December 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


Somehow I got onto season 2 (?) which, I believe, allows the timer to add some seconds for every word you get right. Playing that I got up to 27 before it crapped out on me.
posted by carsonb at 5:41 PM on December 17, 2010


Also, it should be noted that the default dictionary is Canadian/British English, and you have to manually switch it over to American English if that's your thing.
posted by carsonb at 5:42 PM on December 17, 2010


RobinWords is also a word game (thanks, meeks!)
posted by box at 5:56 PM on December 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


This seems like it would be a little too easy... if it didn't eat up all my time waiting for the database to respond!
posted by aubilenon at 6:17 PM on December 17, 2010


A state of wondering whether I spelled 'latency' correctly while I wait for the next challenge
posted by localhuman at 6:33 PM on December 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


this is fun
this will be more fun once all the rest of you stop trying to access the database when I am playing ;)
posted by caddis at 6:43 PM on December 17, 2010


I got 'tractor' three times in a row, and lumberjack twice in a row, and then again after the row of tractors. Kind of killed the fun for me.
posted by cobaltnine at 7:04 PM on December 17, 2010


Wow, that's so annoying when you put in the right thing and it doesn't respond!
posted by Sidhedevil at 7:26 PM on December 17, 2010 [3 favorites]


Also, I always thought the beans on the beanplate were New England style baked beans, in a delicious molasses sauce. Not Heinz.

SEE I HAVE OVERTHOUGHT THE BEANPLATE ITSELF
posted by Sidhedevil at 7:27 PM on December 17, 2010 [3 favorites]


Someone reboot the internet again. It's still down.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:37 PM on December 17, 2010


I like this. It should be great as a refresher test for ESL speakers, of which I sort of am one. However, the countdown seems to depend a lot on the server's availability, which can be rather frustrating.

Either they upgrade their code / hosting, or I will wait a bit until the server is no longer being hammered.

And by "hammered" I of course mean "shaped, formed, or ornamented by a metalworker's hammer".
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:40 PM on December 17, 2010


So the goal of RobinWords is to know more words than a computer program which contains the dictionary of all possible words? That seems ... slightly unfair.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:06 PM on December 17, 2010


It asked me to define "asterisk" and then wouldn't accept the spelling "asterix", despite my frantic repeats. I realized that while I out perform on verbal tests, spelling has never been my strong suit.
posted by Phalene at 9:12 PM on December 17, 2010


Nthing being frustrated about waiting for the word to load while the timer ticks. Still a fun game tho!
posted by biochemist at 10:16 PM on December 17, 2010


Yeah, having it be more obvious that this wants British spellings would be handy, as I spent way too much time figuring out it wanted "harbour" instead of "harbor".
posted by ubernostrum at 11:12 PM on December 17, 2010


I got to 119 words before Mr. F pointed out that, theoretically, given my general nature and the way the game is played, I could potentially sit here forever.

And then the damn thing wouldn't accept the right answer and I ragequit. Short temper beats OCD any day of the week.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 12:50 AM on December 18, 2010


It's working well for me, but I found it kind of boring. I played for about 40 words and didn't miss any - my time built up to nearly two minutes because it kept adding time, and I got the same word (trespass) about four times. Pity there isn't a harder setting. (Although having to remember the American spellings added a challenge, I guess.)
posted by lollusc at 1:48 AM on December 18, 2010


The best bit is when 50 seconds go by without it giving you another word, and then you lose.
posted by dickasso at 2:47 AM on December 18, 2010


Wow, that's so annoying when you put in the right thing and it doesn't respond!

Yeah - this seems to be pretty poorly written. It's also annoying that the timer keeps running while you wait for the server to respond with another challenge. Sometimes it's almost instantaneous, but other times it takes 5-6 seconds.
posted by sriracha at 4:11 AM on December 18, 2010


Yeah, I keep getting the word and it just hangs there. Not good.
posted by Decani at 4:24 AM on December 18, 2010


whoops, the site is a victim both of its own popularity and poor testing. sluggish, unresponsive, poorly architected, but still an excellent idea, and looks pretty.
posted by asymptotic at 4:53 AM on December 18, 2010


I experienced a gain in points! Alas, nothing happened after that.
posted by trip and a half at 5:12 AM on December 18, 2010


3 words, all correct. In 75 seconds (60+3x5).

Yeah, way to be challenged.
posted by flippant at 5:56 AM on December 18, 2010


I'd totally find this playable despite the sluggishness except that because of the sluggishness, you often can't tell if the word you've guessed is wrong, and you're not getting a result because you need to guess another word, or if the word you've guessed is right, and you're not getting a result because it's waiting for the server to reply.
posted by jacquilynne at 7:14 AM on December 18, 2010


Gave me the word 'planetarium' twice in the same round.

I'd say the database needs some f _ _ _ _ _ _.

1. elegant skill in style or performance
posted by bwg at 7:34 AM on December 18, 2010


I could do better, but apparently I can't spell at all.
posted by roguewraith at 7:57 AM on December 18, 2010


Too easy.
posted by Wordwoman at 9:25 AM on December 18, 2010


bwg: I got "capital" twice in 42 words. This leads me to believe that they don't know more than a couple thousand words.
posted by madcaptenor at 9:26 AM on December 18, 2010


why doesn't it let you not type the first letter of the word which is already there?
posted by chavenet at 2:44 PM on December 18, 2010


I get four words into the game before it hangs. A__oying
posted by yellowcandy at 9:57 PM on December 18, 2010


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