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August 14, 2007 3:55 PM   Subscribe

WriteCloud is a collaborative writing game where the wisdom of crowds guides the cursor. Kind of like a web 2.0 version of exquisite corpse with letters instead of drawings. [via mefi projects]
posted by eoligarry (11 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Cool, but it's just asking to be gamed. Let's make it say "j00 sux" next.
posted by Plutor at 4:14 PM on August 14, 2007

Gaming that "ask a question" thing was more fun...
posted by Artw at 4:38 PM on August 14, 2007

Oh, hey. Yeah, this is a site of mine. Cool. Um, so it's a bit slow at the moment, but thanks for the link, eoligarry! The text is getting a tad silly, now.

posted by chasing at 6:08 PM on August 14, 2007

The way the text has been appearing reminds me a bit of an Ouigi board.
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 6:51 PM on August 14, 2007

That's a really interesting concept, chasing. I wish the rounds would end faster, though -- we've been stuck on "I think I am a dork" for half an hour now, with three guesses to go.
posted by tickingclock at 7:10 PM on August 14, 2007

whoa, done entirely in really slow php. Rock!
posted by blacklite at 7:17 PM on August 14, 2007

"a kind of semi-random mess of boringness" is what the "author" of this site is afraid might happen.

He is quite an optimist, based on what I have seen so far.

Worst of the Web. Egregious misspellings don't help. (Startt? Gameee?)
posted by kozad at 7:53 PM on August 14, 2007

blacklite: Yeah, this was a three-hour project... But it's loading a bit quicker at the moment... When I have some extra time I might try to streamline it a bit.
posted by chasing at 7:55 PM on August 14, 2007

I got on it when it was moving rather quickly, and it was fun! It just requires sufficient people.

And possibly some way to keep it from repeating letters once everyone knows what the last letter is going to be and submits it all at the same time.
posted by darksasami at 8:01 PM on August 14, 2007

It would be cool to combine something like this with that Dasher thing that lets you select letters like you're in some kind of psychedelic alphabet racing game. Too tired to look up links now, sorry.
posted by treepour at 9:09 PM on August 14, 2007

"the wisdom of crowds..."

Are you kidding?
posted by jennydiski at 8:40 AM on August 15, 2007

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