Wordle - a free daily word game

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by jawa_ » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:29 am

Afrocat wrote:My colourblindness screwed me over yesterday. I knew there was a colourblind mode but I don't like that blue = wrong place and orange = correct... In my head they should be the other way around. I decided that since I can easily see the difference between the yellow and green when they're side by side so I'd stick with normal mode. It turns out when I only have yellows it's easy to see them as green :fp:

Exactly, man! I would prefer the blue/orange to be the other way around but I'm gonna stick with it as - much like yourself - if I only have yellow letters then I see them as green. It caught me out big-time today!

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PostRe: Wordle - a free daily word game
by Mommy » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:30 am

Got it on the 5th today but only after reading about double letters being allowed.

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PostRe: Wordle - a free daily word game
by poshrule_uk » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:38 am

Failed today. I feel thick.

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PostRe: Wordle - a free daily word game
by rinks » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:39 am

Mommy, shh, don’t give them clues.

Got it in 5.

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by JT986M2 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:48 am

Third guess, but I admit I saw the chat about today’s word and it’s particular quirk.

It’s downright bizarre that it isn’t listed in the rules, as that throws the whole thing off. The board should have a way of indicating a letter appears twice. An asterisk next to the letter, or something.

I mean it’s free, so can’t complain too much.

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by sawyerpip » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:14 am

JT986M2 wrote:Third guess, but I admit I saw the chat about today’s word and it’s particular quirk.

It’s downright bizarre that it isn’t listed in the rules, as that throws the whole thing off. The board should have a way of indicating a letter appears twice. An asterisk next to the letter, or something.

I mean it’s free, so can’t complain too much.


Why should the game indicate if a letter appears twice? The rules are perfectly consistent as they are, notifying you of a double letter would make the game even easier. You just have to keep it in mind when guessing.

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PostRe: Wordle - a free daily word game
by Tomous » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:16 am

Yeah the double letter is fine, there needs to be some challenge to it!

Indicating a letter appears twice would make double lettered words too easy.

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by Qikz » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:29 am

Got it on my 6th one. Thank god.

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PostRe: Wordle - a free daily word game
by Buffalo » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:34 am

Can someone spoiler the answer every day so that I can cheat, to look really intelligent amongst my friends playing this please?

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PostRe: Wordle - a free daily word game
by Tomous » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:37 am

Buffalo wrote:Can someone spoiler the answer every day so that I can cheat, to look really intelligent amongst my friends playing this please?


Today it is:

CHEAT

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PostRe: Wordle - a free daily word game
by Buffalo » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:45 am

Nearly fell for it :lol:

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by JT986M2 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:46 am

sawyerpip wrote:
JT986M2 wrote:Third guess, but I admit I saw the chat about today’s word and it’s particular quirk.

It’s downright bizarre that it isn’t listed in the rules, as that throws the whole thing off. The board should have a way of indicating a letter appears twice. An asterisk next to the letter, or something.

I mean it’s free, so can’t complain too much.


Why should the game indicate if a letter appears twice? The rules are perfectly consistent as they are, notifying you of a double letter would make the game even easier. You just have to keep it in mind when guessing.


I am not saying that words such as that should not be included, but I think a rule should be present to say that these situations can occur. A key part of the game is highlighting that a letter appears in the word, and if that letter in a correct or incorrect place. With the reminder not currently listed, and the game automatically choosing to tell you only one location of a particular letter, it does not necessarily fully abide by this rule which is the basis for the game. From a usability perspective, the method in which the keyboard is colour-coding does not help in this situation.

This is different to an alternate spelling, because an alternate spelling does not impact the baseline rules of the game.

All I am saying is that a single bullet-point reminder would be useful which mentions this caveat, that's all. It's a free game, so I'm not expecting it to be fixed or whatever. I'm just providing a suggestion (not expecting anyone to listen) as to what could make it better.

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PostRe: Wordle - a free daily word game
by Tomous » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:48 am

Buffalo wrote:Nearly fell for it :lol:


;)

ABBEY


This is the real answer

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PostRe: Wordle - a free daily word game
by Buffalo » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:49 am

Ma mayne!

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PostRe: Wordle - a free daily word game
by sawyerpip » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:55 am

JT986M2 wrote:
sawyerpip wrote:
JT986M2 wrote:Third guess, but I admit I saw the chat about today’s word and it’s particular quirk.

It’s downright bizarre that it isn’t listed in the rules, as that throws the whole thing off. The board should have a way of indicating a letter appears twice. An asterisk next to the letter, or something.

I mean it’s free, so can’t complain too much.


Why should the game indicate if a letter appears twice? The rules are perfectly consistent as they are, notifying you of a double letter would make the game even easier. You just have to keep it in mind when guessing.


I am not saying that words such as that should not be included, but I think a rule should be present to say that these situations can occur. A key part of the game is highlighting that a letter appears in the word, and if that letter in a correct or incorrect place. With the reminder not currently listed, and the game automatically choosing to tell you only one location of a particular letter, it does not necessarily fully abide by this rule which is the basis for the game. From a usability perspective, the method in which the keyboard is colour-coding does not help in this situation.

This is different to an American spelling, because an American spelling does not impact the baseline rules of the game.

All I am saying is that a single bullet-point reminder would be useful, that's all. It's a free game, so I'm not expecting it to be fixed or whatever. I'm just providing a suggestion (not expecting anyone to listen) as to what could make it better.


I don't understand why you would ever assume words with repeated letters are excluded though, so I'm not sure a reminder is necessary. The game tells you if a letter is in the right or wrong place and the colour coding rules are never contradicted by a letter appearing twice.

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PostRe: Wordle - a free daily word game
by Zilnad » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:08 am

This is a classic game, usually played with numbers. Of course there could be duplicates.

What would be interested is, for a word with two As, if you entered AAAAA, would two of them show green and the rest grey? Or would two of them be green and the rest yellow?

I'd hope for the former as I agree the latter would be misleading.

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PostRe: Wordle - a free daily word game
by Lex-Man » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:21 am

Got it in five that was a tough one. I feel like an idiot looking at the letters and trying to think up possible words.

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PostRe: Wordle - a free daily word game
by Dowbocop » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:26 pm

Zilnad wrote:This is a classic game, usually played with numbers. Of course there could be duplicates.

What would be interested is, for a word with two As, if you entered AAAAA, would two of them show green and the rest grey? Or would two of them be green and the rest yellow?

I'd hope for the former as I agree the latter would be misleading.

It'd knock back AAAAA as it's not a word.

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PostRe: Wordle - a free daily word game
by rinks » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:50 pm

Dowbocop wrote:
Zilnad wrote:This is a classic game, usually played with numbers. Of course there could be duplicates.

What would be interested is, for a word with two As, if you entered AAAAA, would two of them show green and the rest grey? Or would two of them be green and the rest yellow?

I'd hope for the former as I agree the latter would be misleading.

It'd knock back AAAAA as it's not a word.

But theoretically, yes, the former.

I tested this with today's puzzle, and you can see that two of the Bs are marked as green/yellow, but the redundant third one is grey.

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PostRe: Wordle - a free daily word game
by Jenuall » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:58 pm

5/6 for me today, happy enough with that.


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