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Dodi Schultz
June 12th, 2005, 09:14 AM
#19 is either an intrusion into the game by that Korean spammer who's been
showing up in e-mail lately, or a thinly disguised early promo for the
second season of "Numb3rs".

In any event, I'll vote for #3 and #7.

--DS

P.S.: Could players PLEASE remember to sign their messages? Here at the
Yahoo e-mail group, we have to scroll down through reams of routing garbage
to find the sender if there's no indication at the end of the message!
Thanks.

Judy Madnick
June 12th, 2005, 09:57 AM
----- Original message ----------------------------------------
From: franellewetz <Franelle (AT) rcn (DOT) com>
Subject: Re: [Dixonary] Round 1617 HAKSPEK - Defs up!

<< I'm still not sure I know how to reply, but here goes.

Looks like you did just fine!

Judy Madnick
Albany, NY

Frances Wetzstein
June 12th, 2005, 10:26 AM
Judy, it worked, but I'm still confused. In my Email I get copies of
the replies (I guess from Coryphaeus). If I did not get them I'd never
know what's going on.

So I go to Cory and have lots of trouble finding things. The page that
appears never shows me the latest messages. I finally figured out I had
to click on last, and then click on sort by Date (I did so previously
but it did not stick).

Then I clicked on Expanded and Thread. I got a thread that was not what
I want and could not figure out how to find the other threads. So I
went back to Msg List. It's just all too complicated.

So then I look at Tapcis and some messages appear and some do not.

What to do, what to do? There must be a better way.

Frances Wetzstein

Judy Madnick
June 12th, 2005, 10:33 AM
----- Original message ----------------------------------------
From: "Frances Wetzstein" <Franelle (AT) rcn (DOT) com>
Subject: RE: [Dixonary] Round 1617 HAKSPEK - Defs up!

<< What to do, what to do? There must be a better way.

It sounds as though you *are* getting copies of all the Cory postings via email, which is how Yahoo! Groups work if you choose "email" as your method of reading messages. Unless I haven't saved a message from Cory that I rec'd via email, I almost never go to Yahoo! Groups on the Web to read Cory messages. If you're getting "copies of the replies," you can simply reply to the message in order to respond publicly (e.g., when you vote). In my email program, if I "Reply to All" and delete the Cory address from the "to" field, I'm left with the sender's address . . . and I use that to provide my daffy-nition privately.

Have I confused you more?

Judy Madnick
Albany, NY

Frances Wetzstein
June 12th, 2005, 11:28 AM
"Have I confused you more?"

That would be hard to do, Judy.

But, it's good to know that I can answer the Emails directly.

Now, what about the Tapcis website? Do you know why the messages don't
show up there?

Fran W.

Judy Madnick
June 12th, 2005, 11:44 AM
----- Original message ----------------------------------------
From: "Frances Wetzstein" <Franelle (AT) rcn (DOT) com>
Subject: RE: [Dixonary] Round 1617 HAKSPEK - Defs up!

<< But, it's good to know that I can answer the Emails directly.

Cool!

<< Now, what about the Tapcis website? Do you know why the messages don't
<< show up there?

I haven't been using the Tapcis site but had the impression that they *were* showing up. I'm sure someone else will address that.

Judy Madnick
Albany, NY

Guerri Stevens
June 12th, 2005, 01:10 PM
Frances Wetzstein wrote:
> But, it's good to know that I can answer the Emails directly.
>
> Now, what about the Tapcis website? Do you know why the messages don't
> show up there?
>

I admit I haven't looked at the TAPCIS website for the Dixonary
messages. However, you don't say where you go there. The messages should
appear in the Parlor forum/section on the website. Is that where you looked?

--
Guerri

Hugo Kornelis
June 12th, 2005, 02:51 PM
Hi Fran,

>Now, what about the Tapcis website? Do you know why the messages don't
>show up there?

They should, albeit with some delay.

In some cases, a reply to a message will show up as a new thread on the
Tapcis website. The reason is that some mail programs don't retain the
"reply-to-message" information.

In rare cases, a new thread will show up as a reply in a completely
unreltaed thread on the Tapcis website. That's a result of malfunction
between the monitor and the chair.

Best, Hugo

Frances Wetzstein
June 12th, 2005, 03:45 PM
Hugh, it's beginning to make a little sense now. I guess they will
eventually show up and I wondered why there was more than one thread for
a subject when it seemed like it should be one thread.

Thanks for the advice.

Fran

Judy Madnick
June 12th, 2005, 03:52 PM
17 isn't underlined for me either.

Judy Madnick
Albany, NY

Toni Savage
June 12th, 2005, 08:10 PM
8 and 11, please!
<back from Orlando!>

--- Hugo Kornelis <hugo (AT) perFact (DOT) info> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Here they are: a collection of 21 definitions for
> HAKSPEK. One of them is actually from a dictionary,
> but the others are SO much better!
>
> Please pick your two favorites and vote, by replying
> in this thread (on tapcis.com), or replying to this
> message (if using e-mail). The deadline for voting
> is about 24 1/2 hours from now: June 13 2005, 10:00
> in the Netherlands (also known as June 13 2005, 8:00
> GMT/UTC or June 13 2005, 4:00 AM EDT).
>
> Explanation of the rules for newcomers:
> 1. DO NOT LOOK UP THE WORD!!
> 2. Read the definitions, pick the two that you find
> the most believable
> 3. Cast your votes. Do it BEFORE the deadline (see
> above).
> 4. If you already know the word, you can't vote. Do
> tell me (if you haven't already done so during the
> defs stage), so your score gets registered as DQ
> instead of No Vote.
> 5. If you didn't submit a definition, you can still
> vote. You won't get points from others voting for
> your def, but you can still earn two points if you
> pick the correct definition.
>
> And now, without further ado, on to the list of
> definitions. Let's make a new dealer!
>
> Best, Hugo
>
>
> 1: A curse.
>
> 2: Dried eel (Norse).
>
> 3: Defensive port in a castlement.
>
> 4: Specialized tool for micro-surgery,
>
> 5: A circle of stones used in witchcraft.
>
> 6: [obs.] Pitch used to attach heels to shoes.
>
> 7: Mediaeval low german slangword for high german.
>
> 8: A land measure in S. Africa, 1/3 to 2/3 of an
> acre.
>
> 9: Fine powder spread on writing paper to keep ink
> from running.
>
> 10: A spiced drink of hot sweetened milk curdled
> with wine or ale.
>
> 11: [Norw.] An official announcement, especially one
> issued by a court.
>
> 12: Traditional Turkish unleavened bread made from
> wheat and sesame seed.
>
> 13: A Middle Eastern dish made of bulgur, parsley,
> garlic, currants, nuts, and lemon.
>
> 14: A _lingua franca_ of Scandinavia, understood by
> most speakers of Nordic languages.
>
> 15: A mountaineer's hammer used for setting pitons,
> chipping handholds, and defacing trail signs.
>
> 16: A shorthand method of spelling found on many
> British academic bulletin boards and chat systems.
>
> 17: _EME rare._ The mark of Cain (Gen 4:15)
> [Northumb. gloss, fm OE _hc_ grating + _specca_
> speck, spot]
>
> 18: A regional dialect of Dutch which sounds to a
> foreigner as though the speaker is constantly
> clearing his throat.
>
> 19: O|\|L!|\|3 5l@|\|g |\| wh!ch w0rd5 R $h0r+3|\|D
> & ch@r@c+3r5 r3pL@c3D w!th |\|u|V|b3r5 &
> pu|\|c+ua+!0|\|, c0|V||V|0|\| |\| H@K3R ch@t
> r0O|V|$.
>
> 20: A dialect of Dutch French characterized by
> nonstandard pronunciations and grammar, and the
> presence of English loanwords and syntactic
> patterns.
>
> 21: [Swedish] An athletic training technique, used
> especially in running, in which periods of intense
> effort alternate with periods of less strenuous
> effort in a continuous workout.
>
>
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