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MarkH (MarkH), Friday, 13 December 2002 09:29 (11 years ago) Permalink

I have been waiting for this for god knows how long. Farewell ILX...

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:12 (11 years ago) Permalink

so is anyone on there? i just joined

Alan (Alan), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:26 (11 years ago) Permalink

I'm on there now.

MarkH (MarkH), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:29 (11 years ago) Permalink

are you donut, alang?

MarkH (MarkH), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:32 (11 years ago) Permalink

no, i'm "alan" (so clever, you see) with a little "horace goes skiing" icon. is that "starry" you starry?

Alan (Alan), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:35 (11 years ago) Permalink

I just signed up but it totally crashed IE so :(

Sarah (starry), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:35 (11 years ago) Permalink

I'll try again but I dunno - yes the starry is me then I guess :)

Sarah (starry), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:37 (11 years ago) Permalink

ok, Alan, I see you now - I challenge you!

MarkH (MarkH), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:39 (11 years ago) Permalink

Me me!!

Sarah (starry), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:39 (11 years ago) Permalink

blimey! this is doing my head in, two games at the same time. starry play mark, then we're in some awful scrabble-a-trois. both of you be warned, i will not be v quick, as my boss is looming (ahem) over me as my other colleague is out. i have to set up a load of new macs and can't get away with much internet mallarkey.

Alan (Alan), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:44 (11 years ago) Permalink

oo I like the clock icon! OK, two games at once, for the first time in my life......

MarkH (MarkH), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:45 (11 years ago) Permalink

Nah sorry guys, it totally crashes IE and I can't do it :(

Sarah (starry), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:48 (11 years ago) Permalink

:-(

and mark just bingo'ed. gr

Alan (Alan), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:53 (11 years ago) Permalink

mozilla can't take it either :(

actually come to think of it this is good as i have much to do IWL!!

mark s (mark s), Friday, 13 December 2002 11:27 (11 years ago) Permalink

taking yr time, alan?

MarkH (MarkH), Friday, 13 December 2002 11:42 (11 years ago) Permalink

just gone. sorry, i really am busy. i have to build a new image for a stack of new macs, and NOW the head of design's grey g4 has gone tits up and i'm reinstalling the system.

sorry, you are whooping my slow ass, and will win no doubt. i am rubbish

Alan (Alan), Friday, 13 December 2002 11:50 (11 years ago) Permalink

well, I shall be disappearing for lunch 12.30ish anyway.

MarkH (MarkH), Friday, 13 December 2002 11:58 (11 years ago) Permalink

oh no, my best move right now is to play TWO of those dubious 2-letter words. they are perfectly legal by the book, but... and a triple word is involved. the ethics of this are dizzying.

Alan (Alan), Friday, 13 December 2002 12:04 (11 years ago) Permalink

(I'm sorry I may have posted this before)

Here is the official line (taken from a readme from my own scrabble game for RiscOS!)


The valid two-letter words always cause arguments. According to the makers of
the Scrabble® game, there are a 109 2-letter words that are acceptable in the
British English version of their game. Interestingly, though there are only 96
in the North American version, it is not a sub-set: there are 12 extra words
not in the British English version (AB AG AL DE ED ET HM MM OP PE UH YA).

The only significance of the lowercase words is that they are deemed 'commonplace'.


AA rough, cindery lava
AD advertisement
AE one (Scottish)
AH expresses delight
AI three-toed sloth
am form of 'to be'
an indefinite article
as to the same degree
at in the position of
AR the letter 'R'
AW expresses protest
AX cutting tool
AY affirmative vote
BA (Egyptian) eternal soul
be to have actuality
BI a bisexual
BO a pal
by preposition
CH obsolete pronoun
DA Burmese knife
DI plural of deus
do the verb
EA running water
EE eye (Scottish)
EF the letter 'F'
EH expresses doubt
EL elevated railroad
EM the letter 'M'
EN the letter 'N'
ER expresses hesitation
ES the letter 'S'
EX the letter 'X'
FA a tone of the scale
FY interjection
GI judo/karate outfit
go to move along
GU Shetland violin
HA sound of surprise
he male person
hi used as a greeting
HO expresses surprise
ID part of the psyche
if a possibility
in the preposition
IO an interjection
is form of 'to be'
it neuter pronoun
JO sweetheart
KA (Egyptian) spiritual self
KO Maori digging stick
KY cow (Scottish)
LA tone of the scale
LI Chinese unit of distance
LO expresses surprise
MA mother
me personal pronoun
MI tone of the scale
MO a moment
MU a Greek letter
my possessive pronoun
NA no; not
NE born with the name of
no a negative reply
NU a Greek letter
NY archaic 'nigh'
OB an objection
OD a hypothetical force
OE Faeroe Islands whirlwind
of coming from
OH to exclaim in surprise
OI interjection to grab atention
OM a mantra
on the preposition
OO we (Scottish)
or alternative
OS a bone
OU interjection (Scottish)
OW expresses pain
ox the animal
OY expresses dismay
PA father
PH measure of acidity (allowed because the p is lower case!)
PI a Greek letter
PO chamberpot
QI life force
RE a tone of the scale
SH urges silence
SI ti (a tone of the scale)
so sol (a tone of the scale)
ST interjection
TA expresses gratitude
TE alternative spelling of TI
TI a tone of the scale
to in the direction of
UG arouse loathing
UM indicates hesitation
UN one
up to raise
UR interjection
us personal pronoun
UT note in music (archaic)
we pronoun
WO woe
XI a Greek letter
XU Vietnamese currency (apparently)
ye pronoun (archaic)
YO used to call attention
YU precious jade
ZO Himalayan animal

Alan (Alan), Friday, 13 December 2002 12:09 (11 years ago) Permalink

selecta. i am off for optician's appt now so won't play for a while...

Alan (Alan), Friday, 13 December 2002 12:14 (11 years ago) Permalink

look out for me on there - i am stove / stove_minion

stevem (blueski), Friday, 13 December 2002 16:57 (11 years ago) Permalink

how the hell do you move letter?

Chris V. (Chris V), Friday, 13 December 2002 17:48 (11 years ago) Permalink

Er, at the risk of sounding like the biggest fool in the universe, do you have to do anything special to see the board? I accepted a challenge and couldn't see a board or any tiles or anything so I hit "In Progress" on my game and got an ODBC error. Hrm. Shame, I might have got as horribly addicted to it as I was to Wordox a year or so ago...

(I should email the admin guy, I guess, but I don't do email so never mind.)

Rebecca (reb), Friday, 13 December 2002 21:43 (11 years ago) Permalink

er, try it again now Rebecca. I just looked at it and its fine. The guy who set it up mentions that it's a beta versh & that there might be bugs.

Just restarted our game from Friday, Alan, if you want to continue....

MarkH (MarkH), Sunday, 15 December 2002 17:40 (11 years ago) Permalink

I 5uX0r at scrabble

DG (D_To_The_G), Sunday, 15 December 2002 18:37 (11 years ago) Permalink

finish off the game quick (you will win, obv) and we can play again today. i have a much better day today. boss off ill

Alan (Alan), Monday, 16 December 2002 11:50 (11 years ago) Permalink

I got beat BAD by MarkH, pH34r him

DG (D_To_The_G), Monday, 16 December 2002 11:51 (11 years ago) Permalink

haha, I am in the process of finishing game, Alan, but will disappear at 12.30 to our crimbo lunch, so I pH34r the new game will be a game that spans more than one day......

MarkH (MarkH), Monday, 16 December 2002 11:53 (11 years ago) Permalink

oh no, bandwidth used up, OH NO! (saved)

Alan (Alan), Monday, 16 December 2002 12:11 (11 years ago) Permalink

yes, I just realised that he means you can't challenge anyone to a game anymore. *Sniff!*

MarkH (MarkH), Monday, 16 December 2002 12:13 (11 years ago) Permalink

Y'all should try www.isc.ro. Assuming you don't want to have any free time in your life, obviously.

edward o (edwardo), Thursday, 19 December 2002 11:55 (11 years ago) Permalink

Aaaahahahahaha... SCRABBLE-related sports injury!

http://espn.go.com/gen/news/2002/1220/1480138.html

Aaron W, Friday, 20 December 2002 19:59 (11 years ago) Permalink

Hmmmm... on second thought, it's not so funny to deserve an "Aaaaaahahahaha"... maybe just a "Ha!"

Aaron W, Friday, 20 December 2002 20:07 (11 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...
Anyone online fancy a game of this now? I am at a friends house using his powerbook whilst he cooks and makes me wine - powerbooks are odd....

sarah in highbury, Tuesday, 18 March 2003 20:47 (11 years ago) Permalink

Oh knobs I can't seem to get any of it working. Oh well. I will SHOUT if I can get this Literati thing going.

sarah in highbury, Tuesday, 18 March 2003 20:52 (11 years ago) Permalink

I tried to follow the original link but it didn't work.

That Girl (thatgirl), Tuesday, 18 March 2003 20:53 (11 years ago) Permalink

Ooh... games.yahoo.com - literati, i'm in... beginners lounge four! anyone? anyone? bueller?

sarah in highbury, Tuesday, 18 March 2003 20:56 (11 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...
if anyone can send me a scrabble online game link i would be very happy not to mention grateful to the extreme...lifes not the same without the playsite game being taken off ..............thanks for your anticipated help.....xx

steve taylor, Sunday, 24 August 2003 15:41 (10 years ago) Permalink

i was disappointed to hear about playsite, but i've just been playing literati all the time anyway lately. same concept, a bit different, just as addictive.

http://games.yahoo.com/games/login2?page=lt

JuliaA (j_bdules), Sunday, 24 August 2003 15:50 (10 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...
I want to play scrabble

Dee Dee, Thursday, 13 May 2004 02:01 (10 years ago) Permalink

i like www.isc.ro (which I was introduced to here). I'm completely addicted. anyone wants to play me I'm WSHQ.

Robbie Lumsden (Wallace Stevens HQ), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:22 (10 years ago) Permalink

Um, I'd like a game, but I'm at work so there could be long pauses whilst I um, hide from BOSSdo stuff, answer phones ect, is that an issue? Do they time games?

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:26 (10 years ago) Permalink

Games are timed, but I find (I am at sortof work at the moment) that a 60 minute game (30 minutes each) is plenty of time, allowing for bos interruptions.

Robbie Lumsden (Wallace Stevens HQ), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:30 (10 years ago) Permalink

Ooh alright, I'll give it a go... I'm downloading the thingie right now!

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:32 (10 years ago) Permalink

Er, starry292. What dictionary do they use? I play SOWPODS and can access OWSI easily fer reference if need be...

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:33 (10 years ago) Permalink

God this is wierd!

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

Man is it my go?!

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:37 (10 years ago) Permalink

woooo! the game begins! WSHQ - Put - 10

Robbie Lumsden (Wallace Stevens HQ), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:37 (10 years ago) Permalink

Man, my tiles are rub!

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:38 (10 years ago) Permalink

jesus christ! Elastin! 76 points! I'm fucked!

Robbie Lumsden (Wallace Stevens HQ), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:41 (10 years ago) Permalink

Oh f#ck I might have to go to meeting in 15 mins - will alert if so.

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

goddamn work! scrabble's never more fun than when it's illicit.

Robbie Lumsden (Wallace Stevens HQ), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:46 (10 years ago) Permalink

Man, I am not used to playing timed games, I am totally rushing out my moves here!!!

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:47 (10 years ago) Permalink

30 minutes is plenty of time honestly. no need to rush.

Robbie Lumsden (Wallace Stevens HQ), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:49 (10 years ago) Permalink

Right, person who I was supposed to go off with has gone off herself so reprive :)

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:50 (10 years ago) Permalink

it's a pretty highscoring game.

Robbie Lumsden (Wallace Stevens HQ), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:54 (10 years ago) Permalink

Haha, rubbish word, but I SO wanted to play LARDON!!!

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

Man, who needs VOWELS anyway.

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 13 May 2004 09:00 (10 years ago) Permalink

oh zoom and meta.

i'm quite proud of that. simple.

Robbie Lumsden (Wallace Stevens HQ), Thursday, 13 May 2004 09:05 (10 years ago) Permalink

Well done! Dude - I have just got my first vowel in about four turns! Sob! Talk about a closed board we've got going on here!

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 13 May 2004 09:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

Shit, got to go in 1 minute, can we pause games?

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 13 May 2004 09:08 (10 years ago) Permalink

7 years pass...

I play online Scrabble through Facebook. Anyone want to play an ongoing ilx game?

I am heather nijoli robinson on FB and youc an find scrabble here: http://apps.facebook.com/ea_scrabble_closed/?ref=ts

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Sunday, 7 August 2011 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Please don't revive threads pertaining to Scrabble--I've been off the Internet Scrabble Club for three weeks. You just popped open a beer in front of an alcoholic.

clemenza, Sunday, 7 August 2011 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha!

Nhex, Sunday, 7 August 2011 17:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

(looks back semi-fondly on my isc.ro days)

Nhex, Sunday, 7 August 2011 17:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Second person arrives on the scene with a six-pack. (Just kidding--it's all up to me.)

clemenza, Sunday, 7 August 2011 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll play! and with anyone else who dares, as well.

I thought that I heard you loling, I thought that I heard you steen (crüt), Sunday, 7 August 2011 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Clemenza, look away --

::SPOILER::

Just started games with Nijoli and Crüt!

::SPOILER::

L.P. Hovercraft (WmC), Sunday, 7 August 2011 17:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haw.

I am now playing games with Crut and WmC.

I am starting a game with the two of you together.

ALSO, I started a game with Trayce, Ian and Laurel but Ian has yet to join it.

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Sunday, 7 August 2011 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

hmm, i don't see the invitation? i play facebook scrabs with pete & ade.

one dis leads to another (ian), Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

i feel dissed that i have not been invited to this ilx scrabble game

sarahel, Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

it is limited to just three invites per game. i will start a new one with you and two others...

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Sunday, 7 August 2011 20:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

ian - it is there. it says "awaiting players" but me, laurel and trayce have all come to the game.

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Sunday, 7 August 2011 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I started a new one with me, sarahel and ian j

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Sunday, 7 August 2011 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

ooh. and curtis had started one with me, sarah, ian and himself. so much scrabble going on!

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Sunday, 7 August 2011 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thats weird, I hadnt accepted/added your request til just now, did it say I had? I didnt even have the Scrabble app installed lol :)

Rameses Street (Trayce), Monday, 8 August 2011 02:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

hm i dont know if i can play it. It says us/canada only :(

Rameses Street (Trayce), Monday, 8 August 2011 02:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh, rats

Kelsey Glamour (Nijoli), Monday, 8 August 2011 03:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

ian's a pretty fierce player. i didnt take him seriously at first... big mistake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKbsdMRqhcI (Princess TamTam), Monday, 8 August 2011 03:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

No SOWPODS on the official game? :(
I miss the Scrabulous glory days

Dan I., Monday, 8 August 2011 03:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wanted to play, I like scrab... BOOOH.

Rameses Street (Trayce), Monday, 8 August 2011 04:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

me & ade have some good games, it's true.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 8 August 2011 13:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

words with friends

tho the fact that you can chance words without repercussions annoys, it leads to you getting nonsense words like 'rootages' played against you for 234546 points

less of the same (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 March 2012 14:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was as surprised as you were!

No apologies for LINSEED tho -- approx 99 bingo options in that rack.

any major prude will tell you (WmC), Sunday, 25 March 2012 14:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I looked at those letters and drew a blank. So I checked--there are only two others: "ensiled" and "enisled." (No idea what either means--I think the second one comes from the Snoop Dogg dictionary.)

clemenza, Sunday, 25 March 2012 15:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

heh

less of the same (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 March 2012 15:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

I laugh when Rob Ford tells everyone that his personal addictions don't affect his job performance; whenever I have an online-Scrabble-addiction relapse, that affects my job performance, and I would think that crack and alcohol might present bigger problems. I'd been off isc.ro for well over a year, stupidly went back on, then spent all week trying to work my rating up to 1500 so I could quit again. I have seven or eight accounts, and that's the bar I always set for myself--such is the logic of the addict. Anyway, took 325 games, but I managed, with ridiculously little sleep along the way. I don't know, I think I might have played WSHQ in there, who was posting upthread.

clemenza, Saturday, 8 February 2014 21:40 (5 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

"So I could quit again"--yeah.

Had my highest score ever last week, 607. Admittedly, it was against one of ISC's lesser computers--one of the ones rated around 1,000. (Playing one of their 1,400 computers, I'll win maybe 40% of the time; playing a 1,700 computer, forget it.) They tend to leave the board wide open, and you'll occasionally get a game where they lay off for five turns in a row.

All of that aside, you still have to get the points. I didn't jot down any details--should have--but I know I had three bingos, and one of them was a triple-triple for 150+.

clemenza, Friday, 28 February 2014 00:49 (4 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Best recent bingos: messiah and wheelies.

clemenza, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 01:56 (3 months ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

New highest score: 624. Indulge me here--I don't think I'll ever score higher.

I was again playing a low-rated computer (rating around 900). They're not terrible--I'll lose to such a computer once every 25 or 30 games. But they don't play defensively, and they have no end-games to speak of.

The final score was 624-216, and I had four bingos.

1. bored (22)
2. qi (25)
3. senator (68)
4. dex (36)
5. orating (70)
6. kas (44)
7. own (30)
8. jagg (26)
9. fun (33)
10. pulleys (79)
11. mom (26)
12. handers (104)
13. hit (22)
14. blast (27)
15. on (8)

Almost a perfect draw: q, x, j, k (the computer drew the z), both blanks, all four s's. A reminder of how Scrabble vocabulary has little to do with the actual world: "ki," "dex," "kas," and "jagg" for 131 points, and I have no idea what a "hander" is.

clemenza, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 03:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Set a world record today: 965 points.

Well, okay, there was a catch. The computer (I was playing on a site called Pogo) was stuck or something and passed every turn. Took me three or four turns to clue in, at which point I started exchanging and exchanging letters until I could lay a bingo. Sometimes I had to exchange 20 or 25 times--there seemed to be a limited variety of replacement letters it would give you, so I'd have to abandon one possibility for another. Final score: 965-0.

Wanted to get 1,000 points next game, and started with five or six bingos. I had to lay off next turn to open something up, at which point I was somewhere around 450 points. And then, the whole site went wonky and I wasn't able to finish.

Beating up on a computer that only passes is a little sad. I'm calling it an experiment.

clemenza, Saturday, 19 July 2014 20:50 (6 days ago) Permalink

Respect!!

xelab, Saturday, 19 July 2014 21:32 (6 days ago) Permalink

<3 this thread and all Scrabblers.

Gravel Puzzleworth, Saturday, 19 July 2014 23:07 (6 days ago) Permalink

ha, i hope you manage the 1k game some day. the friends i play with are always quite defensive (as am i), so we tend to end up with crammed boards that struggle to get beyond the 300s.

Merdeyeux, Sunday, 20 July 2014 02:33 (5 days ago) Permalink

Seriously, it was quite fraudulent. With no time limit, unlimited exchanges, and no opponent, anyone who plays semi-regularly could have done the same.

I used to play this woman on isc.ro who'd make bingos left and right if you left her a wide-open board. I think her handle was Topaz1316. She just played for bingos, didn't seem interested in anything else, so if you could close off the board towards the end, you could beat her. She laid off a lot, too, in search for that one letter she needed, so sometimes I'd just try to jump to a big enough lead that her two or three bingos wouldn't matter in the end. Because she would get them sooner or later. God, I hated losing to her, and I lost to her a lot.

clemenza, Sunday, 20 July 2014 04:26 (5 days ago) Permalink

played 'jejune' in words w friends

johnny crunch, Sunday, 20 July 2014 18:50 (5 days ago) Permalink


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