Feature requests

Official forum of apterous.org, the website which allows you to play against other people over the Internet.
Locked
Dinos Sfyris
Series 80 Champion
Posts: 2707
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:07 am
Location: Sheffield

Re: Feature requests

Post by Dinos Sfyris » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:57 am

Alec Rivers wrote:
Kirk Bevins wrote:So, in short, any word lists or word stems or classic rounds etc for me to print off and look at when exercising would be brill.
You could record yourself reading the list out, save it as an mp3 and put it on your iPod (or whatever) to listen to in the gym. That might be easier to concentrate on and, as a bonus, would reduce the risk of major nerd alerts. ;)
THIS! I'm always in the gym and this is how I will beat him! :)

User avatar
Kirk Bevins
God
Posts: 4923
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:18 pm
Location: York, UK

Re: Feature requests

Post by Kirk Bevins » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:29 pm

Dinos Sfyris wrote: and this is how I will beat him! :)
Never! :evil: :twisted: :evil: :twisted:

Matthew Tassier
Acolyte
Posts: 212
Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:37 am

Re: Feature requests

Post by Matthew Tassier » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:06 pm

Inspired by Matt Bayfield's achievement in the Thread of Brag, could we have a "Top Multi-linguist" Statland page? Perhaps this would be just a sum of each player's highest standard 15 score in each of the available languages.

User avatar
Charlie Reams
Site Admin
Posts: 9447
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:33 pm
Location: Cambridge
Contact:

Re: Feature requests

Post by Charlie Reams » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:20 pm

Matthew Tassier wrote:Inspired by Matt Bayfield's achievement in the Thread of Brag, could we have a "Top Multi-linguist" Statland page? Perhaps this would be just a sum of each player's highest standard 15 score in each of the available languages.
Ha. Top idea.

User avatar
Charlie Reams
Site Admin
Posts: 9447
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:33 pm
Location: Cambridge
Contact:

Re: Feature requests

Post by Charlie Reams » Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:06 pm

Matthew Tassier wrote:Inspired by Matt Bayfield's achievement in the Thread of Brag, could we have a "Top Multi-linguist" Statland page? Perhaps this would be just a sum of each player's highest standard 15 score in each of the available languages.
Ta-da. I've managed to grind my way up to 3rd without speaking any language competently except English (and that's arguable).

Matt Bayfield
Devotee
Posts: 539
Joined: Thu May 14, 2009 8:39 am
Location: Seated at a computer

Re: Feature requests

Post by Matt Bayfield » Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:33 pm

Brilliant - I throughly approve of this statshot! I'll have to see if I can pick up a few cheap points in Russian, Italian and Spanish and see how long I can stay in the top 3!

Well done to Mr AI on top spot...

User avatar
Ben Wilson
Legend
Posts: 4178
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:05 pm
Location: North Hykeham

Re: Feature requests

Post by Ben Wilson » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:05 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:
Matthew Tassier wrote:Inspired by Matt Bayfield's achievement in the Thread of Brag, could we have a "Top Multi-linguist" Statland page? Perhaps this would be just a sum of each player's highest standard 15 score in each of the available languages.
Ta-da. I've managed to grind my way up to 3rd without speaking any language competently except English (and that's arguable).
No CSW? :( Also, if you upload the TWL lexicon I sent you a while back, you can have a similar page but exlusively in English-language dictionaries. :)

Gavin Chipper
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 9936
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:37 pm

Re: Feature requests

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:05 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:
Matthew Tassier wrote:Inspired by Matt Bayfield's achievement in the Thread of Brag, could we have a "Top Multi-linguist" Statland page? Perhaps this would be just a sum of each player's highest standard 15 score in each of the available languages.
Ta-da. I've managed to grind my way up to 3rd without speaking any language competently except English (and that's arguable).
Sorry, I didn't understand a word of that.

User avatar
Ian Volante
Postmaster General
Posts: 3563
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:15 pm
Location: Edinburgh
Contact:

Re: Feature requests

Post by Ian Volante » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:16 pm

I've been charged by person(s) unnamed to ask for Hebrew as an available lexicon.
meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles

User avatar
Charlie Reams
Site Admin
Posts: 9447
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:33 pm
Location: Cambridge
Contact:

Re: Feature requests

Post by Charlie Reams » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:22 pm

Ian Volante wrote:I've been charged by person(s) unnamed to ask for Hebrew as an available lexicon.
I've been thinking about this for a while. Problem is, what do you put in the Vowels pile?

User avatar
Ian Volante
Postmaster General
Posts: 3563
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:15 pm
Location: Edinburgh
Contact:

Re: Feature requests

Post by Ian Volante » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:39 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:
Ian Volante wrote:I've been charged by person(s) unnamed to ask for Hebrew as an available lexicon.
I've been thinking about this for a while. Problem is, what do you put in the Vowels pile?
After looking at Wikipedia, I see what you mean!
meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles

Gavin Chipper
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 9936
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:37 pm

Re: Feature requests

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:43 pm

Ian Volante wrote:
Charlie Reams wrote:
Ian Volante wrote:I've been charged by person(s) unnamed to ask for Hebrew as an available lexicon.
I've been thinking about this for a while. Problem is, what do you put in the Vowels pile?
After looking at Wikipedia, I see what you mean!
Indeed. Could you use a different way of dividing the letters? Voiced and unvoiced for example?

User avatar
Kirk Bevins
God
Posts: 4923
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:18 pm
Location: York, UK

Re: Feature requests

Post by Kirk Bevins » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:46 pm

Why the addition of the flag? It is really off-putting. Staring at the letters, my eyes see a colourful flag and aren't focussing as much as they used to. Maybe I'll get used to it but I suggest only putting the flags as backgrounds when the language ISN'T English. If it is English, keep it white. This should keep everyone happy.

JackHurst
Series 63 Champion
Posts: 1434
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:40 pm
Location: Leics

Re: Feature requests

Post by JackHurst » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:55 pm

Perhaps this is another bizarre request but Ill put it forward anyway.

I would like lexplorer to tell me the probability of the word i am currently looking at appearing in a game, relative to the most common word of that length. So when you look up a word on lexplorer you can quickly judge weather it is worth knowing or not by the probability rating it has. This would also team up nicely with a "random word" button in lexplorer which lets you specify a word length and probability interval, and then takes you to any random word in the databse fitting thos criteria (a bit like the random page button on wikis).

I'm asking, because judging from this pageyou already have made the gadget which calculate probabilites of words relative to each other, so it would be nice to get another use out of it.

User avatar
Jon O'Neill
Ginger Ninja
Posts: 4307
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:45 am
Location: London, UK

Re: Feature requests

Post by Jon O'Neill » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:12 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:Why the addition of the flag? It is really off-putting. Staring at the letters, my eyes see a colourful flag and aren't focussing as much as they used to. Maybe I'll get used to it but I suggest only putting the flags as backgrounds when the language ISN'T English. If it is English, keep it white. This should keep everyone happy.
It's a subliminal advert for the BNP. Next it will be Nick Griffin's face faded on the letter tiles. I think white for English should be fine. The Union flag doesn't put me off but it does look ugly.

User avatar
Jon O'Neill
Ginger Ninja
Posts: 4307
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:45 am
Location: London, UK

Re: Feature requests

Post by Jon O'Neill » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:12 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Kirk Bevins wrote:Why the addition of the flag? It is really off-putting. Staring at the letters, my eyes see a colourful flag and aren't focussing as much as they used to. Maybe I'll get used to it but I suggest only putting the flags as backgrounds when the language ISN'T English. If it is English, keep it white. This should keep everyone happy.
It's a subliminal advert for the BNP. Next it will be Nick Griffin's face faded on the letter tiles. I think white for English should be fine. The Union flag doesn't put me off but it does look ugly.
I should add that I mean it looks ugly in the wrong proportions, faded like that.

User avatar
Charlie Reams
Site Admin
Posts: 9447
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:33 pm
Location: Cambridge
Contact:

Re: Feature requests

Post by Charlie Reams » Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:37 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote: Indeed. Could you use a different way of dividing the letters? Voiced and unvoiced for example?
That was my idea too (or something similar) but I haven't read up enough on the phonetics yet. Also I thought I had a Hebrew lexicon but actually I don't, so I'd need to find one of those too.

Gavin Chipper
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 9936
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:37 pm

Re: Feature requests

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:37 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote:I think white for English should be fine.
Reported for racism.

User avatar
Alec Rivers
Devotee
Posts: 918
Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:36 pm
Location: Studio 57, Cheriton (Kent)
Contact:

Re: Feature requests

Post by Alec Rivers » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:00 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:Why the addition of the flag? It is really off-putting. Staring at the letters, my eyes see a colourful flag and aren't focussing as much as they used to. Maybe I'll get used to it but I suggest only putting the flags as backgrounds when the language ISN'T English. If it is English, keep it white. This should keep everyone happy.
I was wondering about this when I sent Charlie the flags but, as it's his application, I thought I'd let him decide on its inclusion. Maybe the flags could be optional (selected in Settings).

User avatar
Kirk Bevins
God
Posts: 4923
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:18 pm
Location: York, UK

Re: Feature requests

Post by Kirk Bevins » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:03 pm

Alec Rivers wrote:Maybe the flags could be optional (selected in Settings).
Now this I like, with the default being no flag.

User avatar
Jason Larsen
Postmaster General
Posts: 3902
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:18 pm
Location: Seattle, Washington

Re: Feature requests

Post by Jason Larsen » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:43 pm

Kirk, I disagree with you about the flag

User avatar
James Doohan
Enthusiast
Posts: 323
Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 4:20 pm

Re: Feature requests

Post by James Doohan » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:13 pm

Alec Rivers wrote:
Kirk Bevins wrote:Why the addition of the flag? It is really off-putting. Staring at the letters, my eyes see a colourful flag and aren't focussing as much as they used to. Maybe I'll get used to it but I suggest only putting the flags as backgrounds when the language ISN'T English. If it is English, keep it white. This should keep everyone happy.
I was wondering about this when I sent Charlie the flags but, as it's his application, I thought I'd let him decide on its inclusion. Maybe the flags could be optional (selected in Settings).
Could Alecs idea be put into action? Not a fan of the flags so having the option of hiding them in the settings would be good

Dinos Sfyris
Series 80 Champion
Posts: 2707
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:07 am
Location: Sheffield

Re: Feature requests

Post by Dinos Sfyris » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:38 pm

Jason Larsen wrote:Kirk, I disagree with you about the flag
No Kirk's right. Burn the flag for all its symbolism.

Marcus Hares
Acolyte
Posts: 106
Joined: Mon May 25, 2009 2:17 am

Re: Feature requests

Post by Marcus Hares » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:54 pm

I agree with the previous comments about having a plain background for English as these are by far the vast majority of games played and keep the other flags for the much less played other language variants.

Our Irish/American/etc... friends may agree with me!

User avatar
Jason Larsen
Postmaster General
Posts: 3902
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:18 pm
Location: Seattle, Washington

Re: Feature requests

Post by Jason Larsen » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:05 pm

No, you all are British!

The Union Jack is your flag!

User avatar
Alec Rivers
Devotee
Posts: 918
Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:36 pm
Location: Studio 57, Cheriton (Kent)
Contact:

Re: Feature requests

Post by Alec Rivers » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:43 pm

Marcus Hares wrote:Our Irish/American/etc... friends may agree with me!
Except that the lexicon is English, not Irish/American/etc. ;)

User avatar
Kirk Bevins
God
Posts: 4923
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:18 pm
Location: York, UK

Re: Feature requests

Post by Kirk Bevins » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:20 am

Jason Larsen wrote:No, you all are British!

The Union Jack is your flag!
Yeah and Queen Elizabeth II is our queen - doesn't mean we want her face on apterous when we're playing does it?

User avatar
Edwin Mead
Rookie
Posts: 96
Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:31 pm

Re: Feature requests

Post by Edwin Mead » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:40 am

Kirk Bevins wrote:Yeah and Queen Elizabeth II is our queen - doesn't mean we want her face on apterous when we're playing does it?
I'd like an option to see the face of our Queen whilst playing Apterous. She would fill me with pride and hopefully improve my performance.

User avatar
Ben Hunter
Kiloposter
Posts: 1770
Joined: Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:54 pm
Location: S Yorks

Re: Feature requests

Post by Ben Hunter » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:21 am

Edwin Mead wrote:
Kirk Bevins wrote:Yeah and Queen Elizabeth II is our queen - doesn't mean we want her face on apterous when we're playing does it?
I'd like an option to see the face of our Queen whilst playing Apterous. She would fill me with pride and hopefully improve my performance.
Just sellotape a coin to the rim of your monitor, if you can afford to do so.

User avatar
Ian Volante
Postmaster General
Posts: 3563
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:15 pm
Location: Edinburgh
Contact:

Re: Feature requests

Post by Ian Volante » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:55 am

Ben Hunter wrote:
Edwin Mead wrote:
Kirk Bevins wrote:Yeah and Queen Elizabeth II is our queen - doesn't mean we want her face on apterous when we're playing does it?
I'd like an option to see the face of our Queen whilst playing Apterous. She would fill me with pride and hopefully improve my performance.
Just sellotape a coin to the rim of your monitor, if you can afford to do so.
Leave his rim out of this.
meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles

User avatar
Kirk Bevins
God
Posts: 4923
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:18 pm
Location: York, UK

Re: Feature requests

Post by Kirk Bevins » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:17 am

Edwin Mead wrote: I'd like an option to see the face of our Queen whilst playing Apterous. She would fill me with pride and hopefully improve my performance.
What about an option to see the face of Jason Larsen?

User avatar
Jason Larsen
Postmaster General
Posts: 3902
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:18 pm
Location: Seattle, Washington

Re: Feature requests

Post by Jason Larsen » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:25 pm

Well...

Dinos Sfyris
Series 80 Champion
Posts: 2707
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:07 am
Location: Sheffield

Re: Feature requests

Post by Dinos Sfyris » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:17 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Edwin Mead wrote: I'd like an option to see the face of our Queen whilst playing Apterous. She would fill me with pride and hopefully improve my performance.
What about an option to see the face of Jason Larsen?
THIS!^

User avatar
Jason Larsen
Postmaster General
Posts: 3902
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:18 pm
Location: Seattle, Washington

Re: Feature requests

Post by Jason Larsen » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:22 pm

I am at a loss for words right now, and I don't mean that in a good way.

Dinos Sfyris
Series 80 Champion
Posts: 2707
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:07 am
Location: Sheffield

Re: Feature requests

Post by Dinos Sfyris » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:39 pm

You don't want to be Apterous' Next Top Model?

User avatar
Ben Wilson
Legend
Posts: 4178
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:05 pm
Location: North Hykeham

Re: Feature requests

Post by Ben Wilson » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:52 pm

In superstats can we have a list of the most recent pencils gained per person please? Some of my latest goaty ones have been corkers.

User avatar
Matt Morrison
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 7625
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:27 pm
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Feature requests

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:51 pm

Pencils announced in aptochat, I reckon.

User avatar
JimBentley
Legend
Posts: 2781
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:39 pm
Location: Redcar, UK
Contact:

Re: Feature requests

Post by JimBentley » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:24 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Edwin Mead wrote: I'd like an option to see the face of our Queen whilst playing Apterous. She would fill me with pride and hopefully improve my performance.
What about an option to see the face of Jason Larsen?
In a weird coincidence I saw the face of Jason Larsen in an omelette I made the other night. I should really have taken a photo, it was awesome. But I ate it instead.

User avatar
Jason Larsen
Postmaster General
Posts: 3902
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:18 pm
Location: Seattle, Washington

Re: Feature requests

Post by Jason Larsen » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:17 am

No

Eoin Monaghan
Kiloposter
Posts: 1461
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:33 pm

Re: Feature requests

Post by Eoin Monaghan » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:26 pm

How about a 'Happenings Archive'?

User avatar
Marc Meakin
Lord of the Post
Posts: 4018
Joined: Wed May 20, 2009 3:37 pm

Re: Feature requests

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:37 pm

how about a 10 letter and 7 number version.
Call it Junior Hyper.
GR MSL GNDT MSS NGVWL SRND NNLYC NNCT

Gavin Chipper
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 9936
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:37 pm

Re: Feature requests

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:44 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:how about a 10 letter and 7 number version.
Call it Junior Hyper.
Or 9 letter and 6 number - that's Hyper Junior.

User avatar
Marc Meakin
Lord of the Post
Posts: 4018
Joined: Wed May 20, 2009 3:37 pm

Re: Feature requests

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:51 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Marc Meakin wrote:how about a 10 letter and 7 number version.
Call it Junior Hyper.
Or 9 letter and 6 number - that's Hyper Junior.
Maybe call it Hyper Intermediate then.
GR MSL GNDT MSS NGVWL SRND NNLYC NNCT

Shaun Hegarty
Rookie
Posts: 51
Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:15 pm

Re: Feature requests

Post by Shaun Hegarty » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:38 pm

I think the true nature of the lives of the players would be shown with an average time per day stat alongside the most time played stat. :D
Last edited by Shaun Hegarty on Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:12 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Innis Carson
Devotee
Posts: 898
Joined: Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:24 pm

Re: Feature requests

Post by Innis Carson » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:40 pm

Shaun Hegarty wrote:I think the true nature of the lives of the players would be shown with a average time per day stat alongside the most time played stat. :D
Please, no :(

Gavin Chipper
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 9936
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:37 pm

Re: Feature requests

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:25 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Marc Meakin wrote:how about a 10 letter and 7 number version.
Call it Junior Hyper.
Or 9 letter and 6 number - that's Hyper Junior.
Maybe call it Hyper Intermediate then.
Doesn't matter really - my post wasn't serious. But yeah, maybe your second name is better anyway.

User avatar
Charlie Reams
Site Admin
Posts: 9447
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:33 pm
Location: Cambridge
Contact:

Re: Feature requests

Post by Charlie Reams » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:29 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:But yeah, maybe your second name is better anyway.
Meakin?

Gavin Chipper
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 9936
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:37 pm

Re: Feature requests

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:42 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:But yeah, maybe your second name is better anyway.
Meakin?
No, youkun...

User avatar
Andy Wilson
Kiloposter
Posts: 1172
Joined: Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:09 pm

Re: Feature requests

Post by Andy Wilson » Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:02 pm

Just want to add voice to the anti flag campaign! Find it distracting.

User avatar
Ian Volante
Postmaster General
Posts: 3563
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:15 pm
Location: Edinburgh
Contact:

Re: Feature requests

Post by Ian Volante » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:17 pm

Why do Top Dog games resume automatically? Me no like.

I did like the flags though.
meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles

User avatar
Charlie Reams
Site Admin
Posts: 9447
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:33 pm
Location: Cambridge
Contact:

Re: Feature requests

Post by Charlie Reams » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:14 pm

Ian Volante wrote:Why do Top Dog games resume automatically? Me no like.
It's assumed that if you logged out with an unfinished Top Dog game, it was probably a crash or similar and you just want to get on with the game. What alternative use case do you have in mind?

User avatar
Ian Volante
Postmaster General
Posts: 3563
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:15 pm
Location: Edinburgh
Contact:

Re: Feature requests

Post by Ian Volante » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:10 am

Charlie Reams wrote:
Ian Volante wrote:Why do Top Dog games resume automatically? Me no like.
It's assumed that if you logged out with an unfinished Top Dog game, it was probably a crash or similar and you just want to get on with the game. What alternative use case do you have in mind?
Fair enough in the usual situation I suppose. I should have been clearer that there were a few times tonight when logging in and out a lot that I was wanting to do save the games until later when everything has settled down a bit, or when my opponent had appeared and it was tough enough to get one game window to work properly.

I was also getting two copies of the same game at times as well, but I suspect that's more to do with a backlog of game open/kill messages getting through to the server or whatever.
meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles

Bradley Holland
Newbie
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:02 am

Re: Feature requests

Post by Bradley Holland » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:06 pm

When you play top dog conundrum version and buzz incorrectly it is annoying when the clock runs down.

User avatar
D Eadie
Devotee
Posts: 829
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:24 am
Location: Mars Hotel

Re: Feature requests

Post by D Eadie » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:39 am

One thing i've noticed, which is trivial but still a change, is that when you solve the conundrum, it just goes off the screen now and ends the game. Also, in Hyper, the DC words on the score interface......sometimes if you leave the mouse arrow over the words, it shows you all the different alternatives when there are several of them, but if there are only 2 or 3, you have to maximise the game window in order to see them. Sorry if this sounds picky, they are just observations. Also, if you have a player 'muted', shouldn't this mean that they can't incessantly invite you to play them out of wilful annoyance?

User avatar
Matt Morrison
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 7625
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:27 pm
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Feature requests

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:08 pm

Particularly in light of Happenings being dominated right now by loads of nameless nominations for Dale's high score game, I wonder if the text for GOTW nominations ought to be changed from:

Image Innis Carson's 134-170 game
with Dale Levell received a
nomination for Game of the Week.
4 minutes ago.

to:

Image Ian Volante nominated
Innis Carson 134-170 Dale Levell
for Game of the Week.
4 minutes ago.

or something similar. Makes Happenings read a lot better, but too many links? Hmm.

User avatar
Ben Hunter
Kiloposter
Posts: 1770
Joined: Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:54 pm
Location: S Yorks

Re: Feature requests

Post by Ben Hunter » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:00 pm

Just wondered if you could put a cap on the length of words generated by the 'words using...' tab in Lexplorer? Or an option to cap it. Right now it prints too many words because it uses the hyperdictionary, and it stops at 100 words. It'd be nice to type in say a seven letter word and see all the eights and nines that contain it.

JackHurst
Series 63 Champion
Posts: 1434
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:40 pm
Location: Leics

Re: Feature requests

Post by JackHurst » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:22 pm

Wondering if it would be possible to have a further breakdown of the most common words section in statland by number of vowels/ consonants.

So, for example when you look at the list of most common nines you can make it show only the most common nines with 3, 4 or 5 vowels. Because nines are most common in 4 vowel selections, and people most frequently pick 4 vowels, the whole list of most common nines only contains one selection which isnt 4 vowels (SERTPLIAN). So this feature would be great as a way to learn some nines which dont have 4 vowels but are still likely to come up, as well of course as words of shorter length with an irregular vowel/consonant ratio.

User avatar
Matt Morrison
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 7625
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:27 pm
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Feature requests

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:33 pm

e.g. Successful attempt at Star 29 in The Ovapass. (on a game page)

Make The Ovapass or whatever link to the appropriate info page for that path.

User avatar
Charlie Reams
Site Admin
Posts: 9447
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:33 pm
Location: Cambridge
Contact:

Re: Feature requests

Post by Charlie Reams » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:12 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:e.g. Successful attempt at Star 29 in The Ovapass. (on a game page)

Make The Ovapass or whatever link to the appropriate info page for that path.
There is no info page for paths though. ..

User avatar
Matt Morrison
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 7625
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:27 pm
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Feature requests

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:10 am

Charlie Reams wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:e.g. Successful attempt at Star 29 in The Ovapass. (on a game page)

Make The Ovapass or whatever link to the appropriate info page for that path.
There is no info page for paths though. ..
Oh, sorry. Meant like this one: http://www.apterous.org/starchart_path.php?path=4

Locked

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests