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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Mocktorun Variants

Game feature request by Amie Bateen. Status: Unconfirmed.

This may well have been raised before and maybe it's already available and I just can't find it, but it seems that Classic Mocktorun and Old Mocktorun are the only two available mocktorun variants. It ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Apterous Eggheads - Friday 24th May 8PM.

Announcement by Ronan M Higginson. Status: Unconfirmed.

Evening All, So most have you must have seen my Apterous Eggheads post from 2 weeks ago. Well first off, I am extremely sorry for the comment made on there, it was totally out of order and wasn't anything ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Apterous Eggheads - Saturday 25th May 8PM.

Brainstorm by Ronan M Higginson. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hi everyone, I have realised that another Tournament is taking place on Friday. So the Eggheads will be moved to next Saturday night. Please read the following for more information [apterous link] ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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If the Premiership used the Glicko Ratings system.

Miscellaneous topic by Gerry Sullivan. Status: Unconfirmed.

Last day of the season and I found myself wondering how the Premier League table would look if it was using Glicko Rating System. I wonder would anyone have any interest in working it out or even if it ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Searchable chat logs

Website feature request by Adam Gillard. Status: Accepted. Priority: 3.

Request description: I'm trying to find the time when I set the word PHOSGENE as a teaser in chat. I don't want to look through a month or so of chat logs, so I can't be bothered actually searching for ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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How 'A' can be pencilled in Normal

Miscellaneous topic by James Rowan. Status: Unconfirmed.

"So how bored were you from studying this evening?" Well, we'll start with A and all of the stems it has to take it to a 2-letter word - we can then remove those letters from the selection we're constructing. ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Apterous Eggheads - Sunday 5th May 9.15PM.

Brainstorm by Ronan M Higginson. Status: Unconfirmed.

Straight after Andy SC's Bullet tourney this evening, I thought it might be interesting to extend tonight's fun. I'm running it as quizmaster. As you would see on Eggheads, your split into teams of 5 VS ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Conundrum dilemma

Miscellaneous topic by Joseph H. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hi everyone, I was just writing this to get people's opinion on what a player should do in a certain conundrum scenario. This scenario would be more applicable if the conundrum was a crucial one. If ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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A Sincere Apology

Brainstorm by Ronan M Higginson. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hi everyone, In September 2016, I joined Apterous under the name Ronan Higginson for 3 months until my account was deactivated in December 2016. I am extremely sorry for creating pseudonym accounts and ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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April 2019 dictionary update (large!)

Announcement by Charlie Reams. Status: Unconfirmed.

From tomorrow, 2532 new words will be added [link] and 107 removed [link] ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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An apology.

Announcement by Joseph H. Status: Unconfirmed.

Dear all Apterites, Six years ago I joined this site when I was 15, having been inspired to join by the 30th Birthday Championship. I found it great to be playing matches with people who I had seen on ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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New character idea: Dwayne Johnson

Game feature request by Andy Platt. 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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New character idea: Mark Labbett

Game feature request by Philip Aston. 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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My sincere apology

Brainstorm by Jason Larsen. Status: Unconfirmed.

I sincerely apologize for the racist remark I made on the server earlier. I hope Fiona Titcombe becomes an Octochamp. [Read more] [More miscellany]

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New character idea: John Bercow

Game feature request by Graeme Cole. 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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New character idea: Tracey Mills

Game feature request by Jen Steadman. 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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Apto Misconceptions

Miscellaneous topic by Spike Guthrie. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hi all, A bit of light humour in this thread as I was enquiring as to whether any one may have any amusing anecdotes about the misconceptions about apto terminology or the way things worked. This thread ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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A Sincere Apology

Announcement by Ronan M Higginson. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hi everyone, In late 2016, I signed up to apterous.org aged just 10. I had a terrible habit of cheating and annoying others. My account (Ronan Higginson) was eventually deactivated at the end of 2016. ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Apto-Tude sign-ups

Announcement by Piaras M Carney. Status: Unconfirmed.

'Sup everybody, there are about two weeks left to sign up for the new Apto-Tude cycle. If you're not sure how it works, it's like a football league i.e. promotions and relegations, but with Countdown, ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Rating points

Brainstorm by Jason Larsen. Status: Unconfirmed.

Sometimes, when I play against people with less rating points than myself, I gain a lot of rating points if I win. Likewise, and conversely, I lose rating points. Other times, I am playing against perfectly ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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