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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Miscellaneous topic by Callum Todd. Status: Unconfirmed.
So I've heard that approximately 6500 words were added to the official CSW list today, apparently the first update in about 3 and a half years. I know that dictionary updates/fixes to non-English lexicons ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Announcement by Zarte Siempre. Status: Unconfirmed.
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE DOING ANYTHING - FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN YOU DOING SOMETHING STUPID Jen. Jane. Chardonnay. Kate - The 4 female (sort of)* winners of The Mole ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Announcement by Charlie Reams. Status: Unconfirmed.
There will be a three-day Aptathlon [ link] over the Bank Holiday weekend (23-25 May), and for a spot of variety I thought I'd let someone else pick the formats. If you'd ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Announcement by Ru Maxwell. Status: Unconfirmed.
As of Chrome Version 42, an additional configuration step is required to continue using NPAPI plugins. In your URL bar, enter: chrome://flags/#enable-npapi Click the Enable link for the Enable NPAPI ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Miscellaneous topic by Charlie Reams. Status: On-going.
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Miscellaneous topic by Charlie Reams. Status: On-going.
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Brainstorm by Jen Steadman. Status: Unconfirmed.
Sure, people are still playing games and logging on, but there's very little activity on tickets, in chat or even as far as comments on stuff are concerned, and it feels like there's been something of ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Game feature request by Nick Deller. Status: Accepted.
Now we've got Mocktorun bedded in as a format, might it be a good idea to sellotape 8 assorted classic opponents together into a single game, starting with one against a reigning champion? It would keep ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Brainstorm by Jack Worsley. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Brainstorm by Jamie M. Status: Unconfirmed.
So this is a work in progress, but since 6 small is arguably the hardest numbers pick to consistently do well on, I thought it might be good to pool some resources and see how much there is to know/learn ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Brainstorm by Bojack Horseman. Status: Unconfirmed.
Having discussed it briefly with one or two people on aptochat tonight, I would very much be interested in running a series of speed tournaments. I propose it goes in cycles, starting with the tournaments ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Brainstorm by Callum Todd. Status: Unconfirmed.
Last year I ran a tourney on apterous called Co:Apterous that was meant to simulate a co:event. I think it worked quite well, but the major problem with it is that it was a simulation of a one-day event, ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Game feature request by Bradley Holland. Status: Unconfirmed.
Simple idea: the ability for three or more players to compete against each other in the same match. Scoring would be as normal, i.e winners only score (if using normal scoring). Conundrums would be multiway ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Announcement by Jack Worsley. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Game feature request by Graeme Cole. Status: Unconfirmed.
As feature requests go, this is quite a big one... Apterous currently has two different ways of marking achievements: Items and Landmarks. The "Items" system seems to commemorate a hodge-podge of things ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Brainstorm by Marcus Hares. Status: Unconfirmed.
I'm delighted to see all the great tourneys on apterous - the more the merrier as far as I'm concerned! But would it be possible to collapse/hide all the tournament notifications from the main page please? ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Announcement by Jamie M. Status: Unconfirmed.
So I thought I'd have another go at running a tournament. I've called it Blitz of Blitzes, and it'll go through all the different high score formats that are 10-second rounds with format LLLLC LLLLC LLLLC. ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Miscellaneous topic by David Pooley. Status: Unconfirmed.
Possibly completely off-topic so apologies if I'm barking up the wrong tree. I've tried to register for C4Countdown.co.uk forums but neither of my accounts have been approved. Is there someone on apterous ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Game feature request by Innis Carson. Status: Unconfirmed.
Recently I came across a website which is basically the French equivalent to apterous, and while it doesn't have nearly as many features as apterous, one really cool one it does have is the ability to ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Brainstorm by Adam Finlay. Status: Unconfirmed.
It would help understand games a bit better if there was a not on significant games saying why they are significant to anybody reading them. Every so often somebody gets nominated for game of the week, ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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