What is apterous?

The first thing to say is that apterous is definitely not Countdown. It is not endorsed by Countdown, Channel 4 or anyone important at all. However, it is a game with rounds including numbers, letters and conundrums. This may sound familiar. You can play against your friends over the Internet, or other people's friends if you don't have any of your own. To play, just register and then log in. If you're having problems, head over to our FAQ and, if that doesn't work, please do email me and I'll do my best to help.

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Duel points to take into account everyone who starts the duel

Website feature request by Gevin Chapwell. Status: Unconfirmed.

Following on from this [apterous link] I think the duel points should be based on the number of people who start the duel, not the number who finish it. So if ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

4Up votes 1Down votes 8Replies

Jokes by aptomail

Announcement by John Carpenter. Status: Unconfirmed.

Who would like some of my jokes by aptomail? I've never heard my jokes told by anyone else. They are not in the Guinness Book of Records but I think they are original. As members are probably aware, ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

2Up votes 0Down votes 9Replies

15 to 1 Quiz

Announcement by Andy SC. Status: Unconfirmed.

Not had one of these happen for a while on Apterous, so here it goes. I will be hosting a 15 to 1 quiz on Friday 5th August starting at 8pm or when there is about 15 or so players and i will ask players ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

26Up votes 1Down votes 11Replies

Reliability improvements

Announcement by Charlie Reams. Status: Unconfirmed.

Thanks for your patience with last night's maintenance. The following improvements should now be in place: * Unfinished games should now stick around pretty much forever. No logging in to discover that ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

8Up votes 2Down votes 0Replies

Variable Thresholds for Historic 'Spoon of Awesome' Tickets

Miscellaneous topic by Phil Collinge. Status: Unconfirmed.

The fact that the current MM Spoon ticket (29-9) is falling well short of the previous MM spoon ticket (54-5) illustrates perfectly the handicap that the founders have when it comes to Spoons, despite ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

1Up votes 0Down votes 0Replies

15 to 1 Quiz

Announcement by Andy SC. Status: Unconfirmed.

Not had one of these happen for a while on Apterous, so here it goes. I will be hosting a 15 to 1 quiz on Friday 5th August starting at 8pm or when there is about 15 or so players and i will ask players ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

1Up votes 0Down votes 0Replies

15 to 1 Quiz

Announcement by Andy SC. Status: Unconfirmed.

Not had one of these happen for a while on Apterous, so here it goes. I will be hosting a 15 to 1 quiz on Friday 5th August starting at 8pm or when there is about 15 or so players and i will ask players ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

29Up votes 9Down votes 14Replies

Spoon of Awesome for Matt Morrison

Brainstorm by Heather Styles. Status: Unconfirmed.

The reasons for awarding a Spoon of Awesome to Matt Morrison are outlined in this ticket: [apterous link] It didn't quite make it over the line last time. I ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

5Up votes 0Down votes 16Replies

New users-Some things that you need to know

Miscellaneous topic by Jamie NM Rawson. Status: Unconfirmed.

With all the talk of various things which include etiquette and what to add to tutorial recently, I think it is necessary that the new users learn a bit more about Apterous. First up, the colours. In ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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New character idea: Chris Tarrant

Game feature request by Euan Slatter. Status: Unconfirmed.

This ticket was created by the Character Spindlomatic, which you should use to create your own characters! [apterous link] --------------------------------------- I suggest the ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Monthly subscriptions

Website feature request by Jen Steadman. Status: Unconfirmed.

For a new player, buying a year's subscription may seem daunting. They may be put off the idea of paying for a full year before they've had a chance to enjoy the full subscriber experience. Would it not ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Truncated Lexplorer results

Website feature request by Martin Hurst. Status: Unconfirmed.

When you search for something (e.g. a prefix of SUPER) within Lexplorer that has over 100 results, it truncates the list to seemingly the first 100 alphabetically - could there be an option (or make it ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

9Up votes 0Down votes 10Replies

Ways to encourage trial members to sign up

Brainstorm by James Laverty. Status: Unconfirmed.

More of an expansion from this ticket [apterous link], but I felt it was going off topic. That being said I am going to copy and paste comments from it. Zarte Siempre- ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

6Up votes 0Down votes 4Replies

Another side-event tournament?

Brainstorm by Andrew Feist. Status: Unconfirmed.

I'd be more than happy to run a second side-event to go along with this year's Apterous Summer Open, so if you have a variant you want to play a tournament in, and can come up with a food-related pun for, ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

8Up votes 2Down votes 1Replies

Apterous/c4c Fantasy Football 2016

Brainstorm by Zarte Siempre. Status: Unconfirmed.

Most of you will know the drill, if you don't, feel free to ask questions. We use [link] Classic code = 7029-2981 Head to head Code = 7029-3097 [Read more] [More miscellany]

7Up votes 0Down votes 3Replies

Fewer conundrums on conundrum search on lexplorer

Website feature request by Ben Wilson. Status: Unconfirmed.

When I'm researching conundrums for co-events (or just in general), it helps on lexplorer to be able to see the difficulty of the conundrum, unfortunately, to do this, it loads up every time the word was ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

5Up votes 0Down votes 18Replies

EDER/EDEST words

Brainstorm by Gevin Chapwell. Status: Unconfirmed.

I was looking up words and found that words like PISSEDER and PISSEDEST are no longer in, so I did a ticket search. I found a few tickets - [apterous link] [apterous link] ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

7Up votes 3Down votes 0Replies

Next Radio Show with Zarte Siempre and Michelle Nevitt

Announcement by Mark Mills. Status: Unconfirmed.

Last Saturday of July sees guest Zarte and Michelle as the latest guest on the new Countdown show, this show follows last months show that featured Jen Steadman and James Robinson, see you there on 30th ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Word Search on Lexplorer sometimes takes several minutes

Website feature request by Gevin Chapwell. Status: Unconfirmed.

If you type a word into Lexplorer, and do a word search (where it finds all the occasions where it's been offered), it sometimes takes minutes. As with head to heads it could just be limited to the last ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Implement the Lexplorer hyperlink for words that come up when spectating a game

Game feature request by Jen Steadman. Status: Unconfirmed.

When I'm speccing a tournament game and a word I'm unfamiliar with comes up, I'll want to check it out on Lexplorer. Would be pretty cool to save a few clicks/seconds by having this made consistent with ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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