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    πŸ“ BACKDOOR ADVERTISING ALARM!!
    6 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Member removed. Also removed your URL. No need to sent traffic to that website.

    Good spot 😎

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    πŸ“ Happy Christmas
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Merry Christmas to all members far and wide! Thank you for being part of this fantastic community which makes this website so super special 😊

    Stephen

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Hi All, bit late replying here, but I’ll swap yesterdays answer to Endeavor later today or tomorrow (busy days at the moment!) so you’ll be honoured with the point for the 15th once I get around to it πŸ‘

    Stephen

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    3 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    If everyone is in agreement, I'll retrospectively change it to Frigate 😁 but I'll await more feedback. I see most have actually put Galleon so far. We can safely say it's not submarine at least πŸ‘

    Stephen

    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    4 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Somehow guessed it after PIRATES. Don’t usually hit the mark on two! πŸ₯³

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    5 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    I can confirm the calculation if anyone wants to figure out why a number would go down if answering correctly?

    Player Average % = Total Correct (last 30 days) / Total Answered (last 30 days) x 100

    I can't think of a reason either. The only oddity that I can see might occur is in the 30 day calculation, which isn't whole days, it's to the second... 60*60*24*30

    I'll leave this brain teaser out there 😎

    Stephen

    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    5 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Oops! Seems we ran out of 4-6 letter words. First 7 letter one today. Good luck! I’ll look to add a few smaller ones again too. The new mix will be words between 4 and 7 letters πŸ‘

    Stephen

    πŸ“ Subscriptions
    5 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Dave, it’s never been subscription only. Subscriptions are optional and depending on the level, remove ads and make the experience much nicer. Functionally you can do everything still having no subscription.

    This is also why everything is managed through PayPal. Everything is compulsorily above board. I’ve no time to manage direct debits or anyone’s payment details. Notifications have been sent to those few affected. A mass comm would be ridiculous.

    Indeed, website bills have gone up, it’s expensive to have apps in all the app stores, web hosting has only gone one way, storage costs only increasing with the content being hosted increasing too, database backups cost, domain names and security certificates cost.

    I’m sorry I’ve offended by not sending personal emails in advance of the PayPal comm, but at the end of the day, if the cost is now too much, please just unsubscribe. I run this, as you know, in my very limited spare time.

    Around 10 members were adjusted on price. Plus a few who simply had a description change from β€œWebsite supporter” to β€œBronze etc membership” and this is simply so the website code knows what membership type someone is.

    Stephen

    πŸ“ Subscriptions
    5 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Membership costs haven’t actually changed since Jan 2022.

    Β£2.50 Bronze
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    For those who subscribed earlier than that, it’s not entirely fair on newer members if costs aren’t equal to all.

    If you’re one of the few with changes, you’ll have been informed at least 14 days before the next payment and perfectly entitled to cancel before then.

    I know how costs of everything these days are increasing, but this is to align all members.

    Stephen

    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    5 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Thinking on the "4 with clue" which has become the standard...

    Should we allow a clue at any time? But have a one line penalty when used?

    Open to thoughts!

    Stephen

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    6 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Oops! Well I guess one ridiculously wrong question was bound to slip through at some point πŸ˜‚

    I’ve reworded it πŸ‘

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    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    6 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Don’t worry, HARBOUR is in the mix somewhere which will come up one day to trip up all the US members 🀣

    Stephen

    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    6 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    If anyone gets todays as a first guess, I’ll be suspicious of cheating 🀣

    Bombero, I checked on this, you put YEPHSR as your last line, but it's ZEPHYR. I had to check in case it was a bug, but I don't think it is 😜

    Also those who have had double entries of the same word, that’s happened to me now too, I've added a check to prevent repeated lines, so we shouldn't see that happening anymore πŸ‘

    Stephen

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    6 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Hi Ron, just switch off the puzzles of the day in your my account page πŸ‘

    Stephen

    πŸ“ Stopping "Wordie" and "Question of the day"
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Hi Lew,

    I've made some tweaks and now when 'Puzzles of the Day' are switched off in my account, it'll be as though they don't exist. You shouldn't see them online or be notified of any new posts in the respective threads.

    You can still get to the threads from the forum page, but that's all.

    Thanks! Stephen

    πŸ“ Stopping "Wordie" and "Question of the day"
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Lew, I am going to add a toggle for this in the My Account section. I realise it’s not for everyone and I don’t want the two puzzles to take away focus from the other great content on the site. That’s really what it’s all about more than the puzzles πŸ‘

    I’ll switch it off on your account as soon as I’ve added the functionality.

    Stephen

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Some changes from tomorrow:

    * Lots of poor future Q's have been deleted
    * They'll be the occasional repeat, as Q's are no longer scheduled, but picked at random, so old ones may come around again
    * They'll now be an explanation of why the correct answer is correct and why the other options are not.
    * Some Q's will have comical 'incorrect' options, it should be about the fun more than real intelligence after all!
    * Most Q's have been checked, so more confidence here, but I can't 100% guarantee something wont slip through the net still. Let's see!
    * No more 'who owns this super yacht' type Q's
    * Less Q's on sailing and rigging
    * As much as possible the Q's are internationally applicable
    * Less banana's required 🍌
    * Added the %'s of how many have gone for each answer. You can see the number of votes by hovering over the %.

    -- If anyone has the enthusiasm to put together more Q's, fun ones! With fun answers, in an excel sheet / google docs, let me know πŸ‘

    Thanks,
    Stephen

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    I can’t fix the answer right now, but I’ll swap it to staysail and update everyone’s scores later today! πŸ‘

    Meanwhile thinking again what can be done to improve the daily questions…

    Scrap sailing questions, more historical nautical questions (these seem to be popular), I did consider the option of a free text β€˜none of the above’ option, but realistically we want these questions to be factually correct in the first place… I think well referenced evidence of the correct answer and reason for it should be added too.

    Once I’ve time to work on this, I will do. The last thing I want is everyone to be annoyed at the inaccuracies of it all the time.

    Stephen

    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Stephen T, did you use the clue at all? πŸ€” it's free to use it after line 3.

    Clue today:
    ___ Boat. A vessel designed for transporting a tropical fruit known for its curve

    This word was really added for Colin, since his lack of quality banana's seems to be what's caused him poor results of late 🀣

    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Normally I don’t know what’s coming up, so I can join in… but tomorrow’s Wordle is an exception 😁 I think it’ll be enjoyed!

    I’ll give nothing further away 😎 tune in tomorrow 🀣

    Stephen

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Good to have an easy one occasionally! Haha 🀣

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    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    My worst yet. Line 6! Negatively effecting the UK average. Oops!

    πŸ“ Happy Birthday Stephen(Fireboat)
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Haha, thank you all!

    I wasn’t sure the birthdays section was ever really looked at πŸ˜‚

    Bit stressful this week with hitting deadlines for Friday (day job), everything seems to have gone wrong today… but I’ll celebrate my old age when time permits πŸ₯³

    Stephen

    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    I couldn't get the clue originally either - I did find the bug that caused it though which is now fixed πŸ‘

    5 with clue, not very good!

    Stephen

    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    7 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Started with POND, only the P & D were right, so swapped them about, guessed DEEP on the 2nd line!

    Think I just luckily started with the right word 😁

    Stephen

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    8 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Question rewrite was in order today. All entries reset! Stephen

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    8 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Answer changed to Foot! πŸ‘

    Stephen

    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    8 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    I did change the clue, but actually can’t remember what the original one was now! Maybe Colin can remember? It wasn’t originally a very good clue though.

    Stephen

    πŸ“ Wordle of the Day?
    8 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    Isn’t that at the 2nd time that’s happened to you Nick? Last time it was RUDDER!

    You must have a lot of good luck πŸ˜πŸ€

    Stephen

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    8 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ fireboat ( Commander)
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    I thought no wind was doldrums?

    Is irons when there is no wind, or wind that’s blowing in different directions? What is irons? 🀣

    Stephen



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