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by Elliott Mellor
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 69
Views: 4496

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Disagree. I think on really easy numbers rounds, the option to end the round early should exist. It saves time, and the goal of this isn't to emulate Countdown perfectly. A large proportion of contestants come from the apterous sphere, where the option to end the round early does exist.
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 21242

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

YouGov latest findings on 'rona restriction support, with Leave/Remain divides: 1 ; 2 So some significant differences, particularly on whether or not to encourage people back to workplaces, but not *extreme* differences in most areas. This may also be of interest . Interesting, thanks for providing...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 21242

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

It’s also notable that for many people their Brexit position correlates to their lockdown position Do you have evidence for that? Edit to say that wasn't meant to sound confrontational - genuinely curious if this is the case or just supposition It’s just anecdotal for now. —— More media bias: just ...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: TENNIS
Replies: 83
Views: 16100

Re: TENNIS

Nadal will probably still be winning the French Open when he's 50 :lol: Looking at the rankings, Thiem (in 3rd place) could potentially get number 2 spot as he isn't that far behind. However, catching Djokovic would require a serious run of success, and also for Djokovic to not post the crazy result...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 21242

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Fair enough, by that metric they are doing worse. It would have been a lot more helpful if you'd clarified this, though, since by the metrics I wrote England is doing far worse.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 21242

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

- Their numbers are worse than England’s. Source please. What are you using as this metric? Number of deaths? Number of cases? Cases per 100000 of the population? Something else? I've just checked the gov.uk website... https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/deaths shows 49612 deaths in England vs 4256 in ...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 21242

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

The story of Corbyn's potential antisemitic history ran for literal months This is a false equivalence as you're implying that Labour antisemitism was one case of antisemitism, when new (non-historic) allegations were being made all the time. That's like saying "the coronavirus story is running for...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 21242

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

It’s really not. What she did is far, far worse. Moreover, Dominic Cummings only shot to public prevalence after the Cumberbatch portrayal of him. He was an obscure quiz question before that. Margaret Ferrier still hasn't resigned, I haven't seen reporters doorstepping her 24/7, reporters harassing...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 21242

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I'm not convinced Dominic Cummings did anything illegal. The reason the story ran and ran was the incomprehensible decision not to sack him, which completely undermined the efforts to combat the virus. If you believed that there was a left-wing bias in the media, all the more reason to sack him and...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 213
Views: 89790

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:32 pm
2020-10-03 23:31:25 Tracey Mills entered the room!
2020-10-03 23:31:28 Marcus Hares says: lol
Absolute classic moment this one.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2020 Vision
Replies: 18
Views: 3749

Re: 2020 Vision

Interesting idea, I'll have a go, providing a bit of justification if I can. 1) Roger Federer to announce his retirement after the Olympics. Think he's sticking around for one last shot at singles gold before calling it a day. 2) Rafa Nadal to beat Dominic Thiem 3-2 in the French Open final. It's b...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 231
Views: 21242

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:56 am
Although I am sure staff will have to to set an example which makes my job far more difficult , mainly because of my spectacles constantly steaming up and my inability to lip read staff as I'm partially death.
Does this mean you walk around with a scythe as well as a face mask?
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 282
Views: 45465

Re: You Are The Ref

Wonder how C2 could only get a 3 from a selection, and also how absolutely nobody noticed the words weren't English before.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 141
Views: 17350

Re: Joke Items

Mark James wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:08 pm
Snooker cues. Why do I have to use the equipment provided that has been specifically designed to play the sport properly? Why can't I just use a stick I found or roll the balls with my hand?
Good point, why can't I use my hands in football too? Or maybe a tennis racket in rounders?
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 282
Views: 45465

Re: You Are The Ref

It's the final letters game. C1 declares 8, and C2 declares 9. C1 says their word is NEMATOID, C2 says their word is MONRADITE. Points to C2. Later on, as the contestants shake hands for the crucial conundrum, C1 catches a glimpse of C2's paper and notices that DOMINATER is written in large letters...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: You know you're playing too much apterous when...
Replies: 112
Views: 23433

Re: You know you're playing too much apterous when...

You begin to wonder what non-apterites actually do with all their time, as you enter the fourth day of sitting on your laptop staring at a blank screen.
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 722
Views: 177837

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who believe far fetched conspiracy theories.
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unusual Fears/Phobias
Replies: 22
Views: 3201

Re: Unusual Fears/Phobias

Craneflies. I've become a bit more tolerant towards them as I have got older but still hate them (I can now catch them in a sufficiently large container and give them someone to take outside since I can't justify killing a harmless creature, whereas before I wouldn't have been able to even go within...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: apterous update
Replies: 34
Views: 4375

Re: apterous update

Jason William Larsen wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:26 pm
Yes, it must have been, Fiona!

Were Supee and Phil boyfriend and girlfriend?

Great job Charlie!
They were married I think, Jason. It's probably best to not discuss their private life on this thread either.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue May 26, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 73
Views: 6692

Re: Cummings and goings

While I'm enjoying this discussion and the fact that it's bringing a bit of life into c4c, it does make me a little bit sad that the topic that's done this is the same topic everyone all over the country is talking about, and presumably making largely the same points. So in this, I do see Callum's ...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue May 26, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 73
Views: 6692

Re: Cummings and goings

Things we have learned from Dominic Cummings press conference. 1. His wife doesn't drive. 2. His home has been under siege (why go back there then? ) 3. His parents has no WiFi facilities ( or else he should have stayed in safer isolation ) 4. He broke the speed limit driving to Barnard Castle with...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue May 26, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cummings and goings
Replies: 73
Views: 6692

Re: Cummings and goings

Things we have learned from Dominic Cummings press conference. 1. His wife doesn't drive. 2. His home has been under siege (why go back there then? ) 3. His parents has no WiFi facilities ( or else he should have stayed in safer isolation ) 4. He broke the speed limit driving to Barnard Castle with...
by Elliott Mellor
Mon May 18, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)
Replies: 17
Views: 2660

Re: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)

I'm kind of leaning towards agreeing with Sam here - I don't think we're going to see as much change as some people are expecting, more like a gradual rebuilding of what we had before, though with a few extra measures added in. Working from home may be encouraged and handling of cash will almost def...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri May 01, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 192771

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Another thing you could do is discard people who get one wrong and replace them with someone else. So it's out of 100 people who didn't get any wrong. I don't think this would be a very feasible way of doing it, unless you've got a huge budget. This article https://www.denofgeek.com/culture/pointle...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri May 01, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 192771

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

How do they actually go about asking 100 people for Pointless. Like what if the topic is 'Masters Winners in the last 40 years' and they ask a golf trivia expert and they just rattle off all of them. What do they do? Ignore that guy, scrap the round, allow an impossible round to go through (I doubt...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 667
Views: 236074

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

First time in a while I've had one worthy of being added to this thread. Countdown was being hosted in my living room. I'd been appointed as arithmetician, with various other people in other roles. At one point, there were 2 teams of 2, iirc - one with Sean Lock on. In some bizarre variant, you coul...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th April 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th April 2020

1st Numbers Alt.: (((2 + 3) x 8) - 1 - 1) x 7 = 266 3rd Numbers Alts. (1 away either side (best possible)): (((6 x 5 x 10) + 5) x 3) - 2 = 913 (stolen off Elliott Mellor) or ((6 x 5 x 10) + 5) x 3 = 915 Ftfy. I actually didn’t steal it, I just typed it out wrongly...😛😛 But, thanks for noticing the ...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th April 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th April 2020

James Robinson wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:44 pm
1st Numbers Alt.: (((2 + 3) x 8) - 1 - 1) x 7 = 266
3rd Numbers Alts. (1 away either side (best possible)): (((6 x 5 x 10) + 5) x 3) - 2 = 913 (stolen off Elliott Mellor) or ((6 x 5 x 10) + 5) x 3 = 915
Ftfy.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th April 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th April 2020

James Robinson wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:44 pm
1st Numbers Alt.: (((2 + 3) x 8) - 1 - 1) x 7 = 266
3rd Numbers Alts. (1 away either side (best possible)): (((6 x 5 x 10) + 2) x 5) + 3 = 913 or ((6 x 5 x 10) + 3) x 5 = 915
Last time I checked, 302*5 didn't equal 910 :lol:
(6*5*10+5)*3-2 for 913, if you want that side.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Top Tens
Replies: 10
Views: 1348

Re: Top Tens

Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:01 pm
Top ten things that I am able to do during lockdown.


8. Sleeping until I wake up naturally.
This might be the best part of lockdown for me - I can actually get some proper rest and don't have to conform to some schedule.
by Elliott Mellor
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Where's Charlie ?
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: Where's Charlie ?

Good point. I suggest we also have a "Where's Ashton?" topic, where we debate which account he is going to be on at any time.
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - voting
Replies: 4
Views: 1612

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - voting

THE GotY 2019 POLL HAS NOW CLOSED. A MASSIVE thank you to all those who voted, and again to those who nominated. 15 people nominated a total of 83 unique games (with 160 total nominations). This is mega - almost four times as many nominators as last year and significantly more games. 15 people also...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 722
Views: 177837

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who bring up the "but it's legal tender" argument as to why their offered payment should be accepted in a transaction. Legal tender refers to repayment of a debt, meaning that if you offer to pay off a debt in legal tender then you can't be sued for failing to repay. What you are doing in a s...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - voting
Replies: 4
Views: 1612

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - voting

Last day!!!!!
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - voting
Replies: 4
Views: 1612

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - voting

Voting close tomorrow!
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive apology to you all.
Replies: 34
Views: 4772

Re: A massive apology to you all.

Folks, aren't we getting a bit carried away with the "identity theft" business? I'm no lawyer but I'd have assumed it only becomes a crime if you try to make payments using someone else's money, get a loan in someone else's name, or suchlike. You're right in this respect, it wouldn't be legally uph...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive apology to you all.
Replies: 34
Views: 4772

Re: A massive apology to you all.

Folks, aren't we getting a bit carried away with the "identity theft" business? I'm no lawyer but I'd have assumed it only becomes a crime if you try to make payments using someone else's money, get a loan in someone else's name, or suchlike. You're right in this respect, it wouldn't be legally uph...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive apology to you all.
Replies: 34
Views: 4772

Re: A massive apology to you all.

They were all fake made up names, not anything serious so no I’ve not impersonated anyone. I just used Maureen Grabhams name but I never pretended to be her. I appreciate the apology - but this is just an outright lie. You clearly pretended to be her - you claimed your wife was on in series 24, and...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive apology to you all.
Replies: 34
Views: 4772

Re: A massive apology to you all.

I did try to do that. I did do Dave Butt. I didn’t do the Paul Nixon thing, what you need to understand is that there is some nasty people out there (which I’m not one of in general) and it’s them that’s done that, I’m admitting everything I have done but that and the wiki stuff I wasn’t involved i...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive apology to you all.
Replies: 34
Views: 4772

Re: A massive apology to you all.

I did try to do that. I did do Dave Butt. I didn’t do the Paul Nixon thing, what you need to understand is that there is some nasty people out there (which I’m not one of in general) and it’s them that’s done that, I’m admitting everything I have done but that and the wiki stuff I wasn’t involved i...
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A massive apology to you all.
Replies: 34
Views: 4772

Re: A massive apology to you all.

This is an outrage! :o Are Maureen and Callum aware that you've been on here impersonating their husband and grandad?! They were all fake made up names, not anything serious so no I’ve not impersonated anyone. I just used Maureen Grabhams name but I never pretended to be her. I appreciate the apolo...
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)
Replies: 74
Views: 10330

Re: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)

I was partially responsible, yes. All that matters is, they clearly are not of "Martin and Maureen Peters", and in fact your usage of them, along with pretending to be a former contestant, is identity theft - quite a serious issue. I'm waiting for your apology to people.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)
Replies: 74
Views: 10330

Re: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)

Because they got mentioned, and I had a look at them - then google was employed to expose you. You might as well come clean. You should apologise to all the people whose time you have wasted, and to members of this forum.
by Elliott Mellor
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)
Replies: 74
Views: 10330

Re: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)

Look, I'll be polite - we know you aren't three separate people. The ruse about signing up for CONUT didn't work either - using images you've found on google as your "wedding picture" and "doing a parkrun" doesn't work - reverse image search is a thing. I suggest you stop continuing this, take a lon...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - voting
Replies: 4
Views: 1612

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - voting

Not long now to get your votes in! Thanks to all who have voted so far :)
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)
Replies: 74
Views: 10330

Re: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)

I called the Raven bar in Glasgow yesterday, and they confirm they have no events booked in for the 13th of March next year. This is my surprised face. :| I’m sorting it out I’m calling them tomorrow. When you do, please post here - we'll call again to ascertain if there is actually a booking. Or, ...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)
Replies: 74
Views: 10330

Re: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)

Fiona T wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:06 am
Surely time to call time on this nonsense.
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)
Replies: 74
Views: 10330

Re: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)

Ben Wilson wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:23 am
I called the Raven bar in Glasgow yesterday, and they confirm they have no events booked in for the 13th of March next year.
I am surprised...

*Awaits excuse of "Martin"*
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CANCELLED: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)
Replies: 74
Views: 10330

Re: CoGlasgow 2021- Saturday 13th March 2021 (Provisional date)

I was all ready to jump in with a That's Not How This Works, but to my surprise it turns out that multiple ISP subscribers sharing the same public IPv4 address at the same time is in fact a thing which is/has been used by some ISPs. It's a much-criticised technology (someone else downloads somethin...
by Elliott Mellor
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:MyArs April 31st
Replies: 13
Views: 2371

Re: Co:MyArs April 31st

Was going to go to this, but then I saw that the old dear that lives downstairs was going and now I'm right put off.
by Elliott Mellor
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 192771

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

It also depends on the person next to me - if they're blasting music/talking loudly on the phone/eating something very noisily/messily/smellily/generally being annoying then sure, I'm going to be inclined to move - if they judge me then so what, I'm not going to ever encounter them again. If they're...
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - nominations
Replies: 6
Views: 2544

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - nominations

Nominations have now closed.

Voting thread is live here.
by Elliott Mellor
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - voting
Replies: 4
Views: 1612

Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - voting

Thanks to all those who submitted nominations for GotY 2019 . It has been customary to select a cut-off point such that 7-12 nominees make the final poll, indeed this year I included this clause in the nominations topic. However, this year saw a huge amount of nominators - nearly four times as many ...
by Elliott Mellor
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - nominations
Replies: 6
Views: 2544

Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2019 - nominations

Nominations close tomorrow! Be quick if you still want to nominate!