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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Apto 15 to 1 - Saturday 20th July - 8PM

Brainstorm by Ronan M Higginson. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hello, On Saturday 20th July at 8PM, I will be holding a 15 to 1 quiz which will go on until around 9-9.30PM. This fits in nicely seeing as ATP is on both Friday and Sunday of the same weekend. Sign ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Showing shorter possible words after letters rounds

Game feature request by Jonathan Dyke. Status: Unconfirmed.

For beginner players specifically, I think it would be very helpful to show possible solutions shorter than the maximum. Quite often the maximum is an extremely obscure word, and it would be useful to ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

9Up votes 1Down votes 2Replies

Improvements to profile image management functionality

Website feature request by Matt Morrison. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hey Charlie Just some ideas for quick wins. Well, wins of varying quickness I guess, but I mean not listing stuff like "super sexy online image editing tool". Apologies for listing all on one ticket, ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

38Up votes 0Down votes 15Replies

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]

4Up votes 1Down votes 13Replies

What the shit are you guys doing with your pictures?!

Brainstorm by Matt Morrison. Status: Unconfirmed.

This happens quite a lot of the time: - I get a notification to say "User X uploaded a new user picture for you to process and review" - I click the notification and go to my user pictures page - there ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

15Up votes 0Down votes 20Replies

Any ideas, folks? Ways to help those with slight physical or mental impairments enjoy Apterous

Brainstorm by Tricia Lockhart. Status: Unconfirmed.

I am sure there are lots of us who have slight disabilities or live with others who do who would like to share the wealth of enjoyment within Apterous. My 97 yr old Dad still spots words I don't, does ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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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]

42Up votes 1Down votes 6Replies

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]

15Up votes 0Down votes 4Replies

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]

16Up votes 1Down votes 225Replies

Apterous has been playing up!!!

Announcement by John Carpenter. Status: Unconfirmed.

As I expect members have found out, you can get access to this main title page but at the time of writing that is far as it goes! When clicking on the 'play' icon the message: 'disconnected' is displayed. ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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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]

1Up votes 3Down votes 4Replies

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]

7Up votes 2Down votes 13Replies

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]

13Up votes 7Down votes 1Replies

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]

16Up votes 0Down votes 24Replies

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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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]

2Up votes 0Down votes 13Replies

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]

6Up votes 1Down votes 4Replies

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]

23Up votes 3Down votes 6Replies

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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