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Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
3/1/22 1:26 p.m.

In reply to dculberson :

I see where he's coming from. For a while all I saw was a wall of yellow and green boxes and I didn't know what the hell it was. Swmbo tried it and she thought it was neat, so I decided to. We don't play against anyone but each other, and we're not all over about it. Like anything that becomes a cultural phenomenon, it can get annoying to the point of actively hating the property. Titanic for example, was absolutely insanely popular my senior year of HS. Not only was I single and lonely, I got tired of seeing everyone go all googoo about a movie where the boat berkeleying sinks. To this day I have not seen it, and I refuse. Same with avatar. People just ruin E36 M3 sometimes. 

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
3/1/22 1:41 p.m.

I knew I was taking a big risk starting a thread about so contentious a subject as Wordle.  Please, gentlemen!  Let us be civilised!

bearmtnmartin (Forum Supporter)
bearmtnmartin (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
3/1/22 2:43 p.m.

I have been doing them and finding them pretty easy after a lifetime of scrabble. But I have decided when NYT causes me to log in or watch ads I will quit.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
3/1/22 2:43 p.m.
1988RedT2 said:

I knew I was taking a big risk starting a thread about so contentious a subject as Wordle.  Please, gentlemen!  Let us be civilised!

Hopefully that won't be a word for you soon. devil

bearmtnmartin (Forum Supporter)
bearmtnmartin (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
3/1/22 2:47 p.m.

Everything boils down to money. The guy created the game and made it available for free, so millions of people have been enjoying a simple pleasure for free. But a commercial interest saw an opportunity to make some cash and wrecked it. Sure the developer also made money and I cannot fault him for that but I picture that board room full of executives discussing how to monetize a free word game and it picks me.

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
3/1/22 3:02 p.m.

In reply to bearmtnmartin (Forum Supporter) :

NYT has said they will keep it free for now. 
 

Lots of stuff we enjoy for "free" isn't free. Like this forum. 

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
3/1/22 3:07 p.m.
z31maniac said:
1988RedT2 said:

I knew I was taking a big risk starting a thread about so contentious a subject as Wordle.  Please, gentlemen!  Let us be civilised!

Hopefully that won't be a word for you soon. devil

Surely you are not attempting to assert that my spelling of the word "civilised," more commonly used in the United Kingdom, is any less correct than your preferred spelling "civilized?"  Because if you are, well....  Them's fightin' words!! laugh

jamscal
jamscal Dork
3/1/22 3:19 p.m.
1988RedT2 said:

I knew I was taking a big risk starting a thread about so contentious a subject as Wordle.  Please, gentlemen!  Let us be civilised!

P / A / T / I / O

dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
3/1/22 3:25 p.m.

You can't fight in here! This is the Wordle room!

mtn
mtn MegaDork
3/1/22 3:54 p.m.
bearmtnmartin (Forum Supporter) said:

Everything boils down to money. The guy created the game and made it available for free, so millions of people have been enjoying a simple pleasure for free. But a commercial interest saw an opportunity to make some cash and wrecked it. Sure the developer also made money and I cannot fault him for that but I picture that board room full of executives discussing how to monetize a free word game and it picks me.

I have not noticed a single difference since NYT bought them. Hopefully it stays that way, because as another poster mentioned, if I get ads or have to log in, I'm out. 

bearmtnmartin (Forum Supporter)
bearmtnmartin (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
3/1/22 3:57 p.m.

In reply to SV reX :

My point is that it was free. And it is still free to continue to build the user base. Then it will not be free. Which I think is disappointing. It would be nice, again in my opinion, it not every single thing did not boil down to revenue. 

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
3/1/22 4:12 p.m.
dculberson said:

You can't fight in here! This is the Wordle room!

Excellent reference!

Driven5
Driven5 UberDork
3/1/22 4:15 p.m.

I see that it requires you to use words from the pre-determined list, presumably so that you can't use non-word based strategies.

Interesting that apparently 'chode' is on the list, but not 'whore'.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
3/1/22 4:17 p.m.
bearmtnmartin (Forum Supporter) said:

Everything boils down to money. The guy created the game and made it available for free, so millions of people have been enjoying a simple pleasure for free. But a commercial interest saw an opportunity to make some cash and wrecked it. Sure the developer also made money and I cannot fault him for that but I picture that board room full of executives discussing how to monetize a free word game and it picks me.

I worry about this for my go-to online sports magazine, The Athletic. I pay around $70/yr for outstanding coverage of the NBA (it covers all the other sports and colleges, and stuff but I don't really care about those). 

It was recently purchased by the NYT and while they have said they will leave things in place for now. I suspect eventually writers will be let go, quality down, subscription price up, until people leave and the original crew starts another service, etc.

 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
3/1/22 6:12 p.m.
jamscal said:
1988RedT2 said:

I knew I was taking a big risk starting a thread about so contentious a subject as Wordle.  Please, gentlemen!  Let us be civilised!

P / A / T / I / O

That would be an excellent starting word. 

Steve_Jones
Steve_Jones Dork
3/1/22 6:29 p.m.
Mndsm said:
jamscal said:
1988RedT2 said:

I knew I was taking a big risk starting a thread about so contentious a subject as Wordle.  Please, gentlemen!  Let us be civilised!

P / A / T / I / O

That would be an excellent starting word. 

I thought the same. I use audio to get the vowels out of the way. 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
3/1/22 6:35 p.m.
Steve_Jones said:
Mndsm said:
jamscal said:
1988RedT2 said:

I knew I was taking a big risk starting a thread about so contentious a subject as Wordle.  Please, gentlemen!  Let us be civilised!

P / A / T / I / O

That would be an excellent starting word. 

I thought the same. I use audio to get the vowels out of the way. 

Oooooooh I like that one. I've been looking for new ones, my one two three was crane hoist and plumb, assuming I needed more than the first two. Playing wheel of fortune rules. 

Beer Baron
Beer Baron MegaDork
3/1/22 7:07 p.m.

So what are everyone's opening words or favorite test words?

Steve_Jones
Steve_Jones Dork
3/1/22 7:09 p.m.

In reply to Beer Baron :

As posted above I use Audio for the vowels, and every so often start with table or stump if I want to switch it up

thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago GRM+ Memberand UberDork
3/1/22 7:23 p.m.

Ooo, "audio" is a smart opener. I went with "feast," which was silly in hindsight.

Beer Baron
Beer Baron MegaDork
3/1/22 7:33 p.m.

I used to do ADIEU. Switched over to SOARE as mentioned. Watched a video where someone trained a program to learn to solve wordle, and it came up with SOARE as the strongest opener.

The other day when the word was VIVID, that drove me nuts.

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
3/1/22 8:52 p.m.
Beer Baron said:

I used to do ADIEU. Switched over to SOARE as mentioned. Watched a video where someone trained a program to learn to solve wordle, and it came up with SOARE as the strongest opener.

The other day when the word was VIVID, that drove me nuts.

That one made me have fits. I'm still mad as hell about today's though, I don't think that one's fair. 

dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
3/1/22 9:41 p.m.

In reply to Mndsm :

It took me six tries but I did get todays. 

OHSCrifle
OHSCrifle GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
3/1/22 10:08 p.m.

I haven't landed on a consistent starter word, but l think MEDIA would be decent. 

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/2/22 7:36 a.m.

May be a cartoon of text that says 'SO, IF UNDERSTAND CORRECTLY: YOU'VE BECOME SO OBSESSED WITH WORDLE THAT YOU CAN ONLY USE FIVE-LETTER WORDS? QUITE RIGHT, SADLY. HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? ABOUT THREE WEEKS. AND DOES IT AFFECT YOUR DAILY LIFE? MAKES BASIC TASKS QUITE TOUGH. ONE ANSWER WOULD OR TRY SOMETHING WITH A LARGER BE TO STOP PLAYING. VOCABULARY: SCRABBLE, CROSSWORDS? NEVER! SMART! ENJOY OTHER GAMES, LEARN EXTRA WORDS. HEARD WORSE IDEAS. COME BACK AND SEE ME IN TWO WEEKS. GREAT. ADIEU! TOM GAULD'

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