Counting - discussion thread

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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by Tube Geek » 26 Sep 2016, 12:17

GuyBarry wrote:They always claim that they don't read this forum, that they're not interested in the idea of a competition, and that nothing they do in their game is influenced by anything we do. And yet they always seem to pick up when we do. Funny, that.
Only one more post since they re started. It's not over yet....
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by GuyBarry » 26 Sep 2016, 13:36

Tube Geek wrote: Only one more post since they re started. It's not over yet....
Might be a good idea if you made another post to the game thread though!
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by A Challenge » 27 Sep 2016, 16:43

GuyBarry wrote:They always claim that they don't read this forum, that they're not interested in the idea of a competition, and that nothing they do in their game is influenced by anything we do. And yet they always seem to pick up when we do. Funny, that.
One might think...

Do they read it though, or is there a double agent going by the name of GuyBarry?
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by GuyBarry » 27 Sep 2016, 16:46

A Challenge wrote:
GuyBarry wrote:They always claim that they don't read this forum, that they're not interested in the idea of a competition, and that nothing they do in their game is influenced by anything we do. And yet they always seem to pick up when we do. Funny, that.
One might think...

Do they read it though, or is there a double agent going by the name of GuyBarry?
I haven't taken part in the QI forum since March 28th (as you can check without being a member).
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by Tube Geek » 29 Sep 2016, 06:27

357 to go for us....

43 to go for them....


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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by GuyBarry » 29 Sep 2016, 06:33

Tube Geek wrote:357 to go for us....

43 to go for them....
Honestly, TG, how do you work these things out? QI are on 2937, so they've got 63 to go, not 43.

Still rather a lot to catch up though!
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by Tube Geek » 29 Sep 2016, 06:42

GuyBarry wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:357 to go for us....

43 to go for them....
Honestly, TG, how do you work these things out? QI are on 2937, so they've got 63 to go, not 43.

Still rather a lot to catch up though!
Bad memory.

(I'm on my phone so had to remember both ours and theirs)
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by GuyBarry » 29 Sep 2016, 06:45

Why don't you make a post to the Counting thread and help to close the gap then? The last valid one you made was 2617.
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by GuyBarry » 01 Oct 2016, 07:11

Weekly progress report

I'm pleased to say we're on target to hit 3000 well before Christmas. However, on current form QI will get there before us.

In the last seven days, QI have advanced from 2929 to 2943 - an average of 2 posts a day. At this rate they will reach 3000 around 28th October. We have advanced from 2600 to 2651 - an average of 7.29 posts a day. At this rate we will reach 3000 around 16th November, and won't overtake QI until 24th November (at about 3053).

If QI continue at their current rate we'll need to average 12.25 posts a day to overtake them before 3000. We'll have to hope they slow down again!
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by Tube Geek » 01 Oct 2016, 07:15

GuyBarry wrote: If QI continue at their current rate we'll need to average 12.25 posts a day to overtake them before 3000. We'll have to hope they slow down again!
Or we can just post loads..... :wink:
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by GuyBarry » 01 Oct 2016, 08:57

I would point out that they posted nothing at all yesterday, so maybe there's hope...
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by GuyBarry » 02 Oct 2016, 07:58

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GuyBarry wrote: Not having a TV licence isn't a criminal offence - I don't have one! But then I don't watch TV...
BBC iPlayer?
Since 1st September you've needed a TV licence to watch BBC iPlayer, but not other catch-up services (ITV Hub, 4 on Demand etc.).
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by GuyBarry » 03 Oct 2016, 07:37

Tube Geek wrote:Richard Pay [C] 30 - 111 Kirk Bevins was the 2675th game on APTEROUS

http://apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=2675 [C] means classic. You should join, GB!
I looked at Apterous once, but was put off by the fact that you had to pay after the first few games.

The game you linked to appears to be a copy of an actual Countdown game (episode 3642). I thought Apterous was a site where you played online?
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by Tube Geek » 03 Oct 2016, 11:58

GuyBarry wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:Richard Pay [C] 30 - 111 Kirk Bevins was the 2675th game on APTEROUS

http://apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=2675 [C] means classic. You should join, GB!
I looked at Apterous once, but was put off by the fact that you had to pay after the first few games.

The game you linked to appears to be a copy of an actual Countdown game (episode 3642). I thought Apterous was a site where you played online?
It isn't. Kirk Bevins was online, acting as the opponent.
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Re: Counting - discussion thread

Post by GuyBarry » 03 Oct 2016, 12:06

Tube Geek wrote: It isn't. Kirk Bevins was online, acting as the opponent.
Oh I see - that's why he did so much better in the Apterous game than in the Countdown version!
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