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Topic: 1000 days...oh my
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:52:29 AM
Hello Ashwin, the simple answer is no, there are no gifts. The toaster thing is only a running joke. By the way, congrats to 100 000 neurons, so much neurons in two months' time is really a lot.
Topic: 1000 days...oh my
Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2020 8:07:08 AM
Hello, and thanks L. Rai for sharing. In Slovakia we say when something's not my problem - that's not my cabbage, I don't know why. I cannot think of any English idiom to participate in the contest. And it might be interesting to know the winning idioms too.

Hello, Ashwin Vemuri. Good luck in your quest!
Topic: 1000 days...oh my
Posted: Monday, May 4, 2020 6:22:27 AM
Congrats, and to 3rd place in the idiom contest too! I joined the site a week earlier and I keep the streak going since some days later in July 2014. It is really not that difficult for me. Can you please share what idioms did you contribute? I thought I found some undiscovered gems - I heard "to talk the hind legs off a donkey" on a youtube channel, and "to send up the river" - in The Addams family show. Of course, after some brief investigation I found out they're in Idioms on this site too, that I only didn't know them.
Topic: No Credit Towards Goal for Playing Hangman
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:52:50 PM
yep, that's just too much. I complained about it some weeks ago here on the forum too. I am now at 66% in Hangman, and I give it all the free time in the evenings. And that is while I almost never play until the round time is up, I cut it short when I am sure I win, because I just challenge the weaker players who play a lot, like Z Zerg, Dictionary Fan, Book lover. I am almost sure they are some bots set up by TFD to ensure some competition in the game, because they are always ready to play, day and night.
Topic: No Credit Towards Goal for Playing Hangman
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:12:03 PM
Wilmar you have to play 17 games for 1% increase in both games. Or maybe 1 week of regular play, or some 2 weeks if you play only from time to time.
Topic: Spelling Bee Challenge
Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 3:13:48 PM
Mike-KS wrote:
We will investigate


Thanks. Just for the record, I chose "Share Quote of the Day" goal yesterday to see how this one would go. I'm pretty sure my daughter and younger sister clicked on Maugham quote
(or rather, I made sure Whistle). It was very interesting by the way, maybe some other friends clicked on it too. But in the goal status nothing changed, like nobody accepted it. Nevermind
the fact another 8 friends would have to click on the link, life of a person with only 100 friends on Facebook can be pretty rough.

Thanks for your help, and Happy Easter.
Topic: tfd feature ideas(feel free to add your ideas)
Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:16:55 PM
Philip Horton wrote:
I have noticed the words in word hub, like the words within words, to have fake words. I just go to any scrabble website to see if it is legit or not.


It's mainly some names of Native American tribes, languages, Greek gods and similar proper names that should be excluded.
Topic: Spelling Bee Challenge
Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:08:36 PM
I have a feeling there is a certain number of challenges one friend can accept to help you to achieve the goal or get a challenge counted. I have recently challenged my daughter to a Hangman game (via Facebook), and when she accepted I got 20 neurons for Hangman Challenge (and some % to silver Hangman Challenge badge). This happened maybe 4 or 5 times. But now nothing happens when she accepts the challenge - no neurons nor percents to a silver badge. However, the stipulation for this challenge is: "Each time a friend accepts your challenge, you will see 'Hangman Challenge' in the Latest Activities box on your profile page." No mention about how many tries are allowed for a friend.
Maybe the TFD can shed some light on how the challenges work?
Topic: Mary Flannery O'Connor (1925)
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:52:40 PM
She said: "When I was six I had a chicken that walked backward and was in the Pathé News. I was in it too with the chicken. I was just there to assist the chicken but it was the high point in my life. Everything since has been an anticlimax."

I can feel her, the memories from childhood often strongly define adulthood.

Topic: Martians
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:40:19 PM
Dan Lewis, let's not forget toxic soil with very fine particles, though this was probably not known until relatively recently.

thar - That is exactly what the article mentions, and it is an important shift. People living on Mars would really become a different humanoid species after some generations because of low gravity.