Fucking hell this is like being hauled over the coals by my old headmaster.
To clarify Jon, we had loads of correspondence from viewers re both promate and outsteer. It would be pretty silly to think that C4C users are the only people who pay attention and listen to the show. There's a whole fraternity out there that perhaps you aren't aware of. I get letters from people who've written for years analysing breakdowns on the letters frequencies, asking where the 'V' has gone, saying there is one G too many etc. Calls from numbers enthusiasts who ring to give alternative solutions about 1 second into the commerical break, emails from linguists who want to know why we didn't spot ROUNDELAY last night. The forum isn't the only place, it's just the fastest and easiest method of communication, but believe me, the topics of discussion and all that stuff with the viewers has been in place since day one, just not electronically via the internet. Yet, still nothing about choliambs. I didn't want to set 'choliambs' because i wanted cash limbo. Listen, if a contestant spots choliambs, they'd be so good as to be so far ahead not to need the 10 pts. I'd congratulate them on an oustanding win, tell them they should have read the guidelines, then move on to the next show. It's pretty much an isolated incident. Take a step back, digest all the facts. It was choliambs, nobody has ever heard of it, it doesn't matter and didn't confuse anyone. Reality check needed.
Yes Charlie, i knew it had another illegal answer, but only 1 legitimate answer, and still set it anyway. Why not? Sure, you guys are viewers, i understand. Can somebody remind me exactly what the problem was with any of this, because i've long since forgotten. Was it that it could confuse somebody who saw choliambs but didn't want to buzz in? I'm really not sure exactly what the issue was about in the first place.