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Old October 21st, 2019, 07:25 PM
Stephen Dixon
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Default Re: Re: [Dixonary] Round 3021 ZARCOLE Results

Oh, yes! Obviously you can’t score yourself a point by voting on your own
definition.

It is a complete throwaway, whether you are attempting the old hockey
fake-out or just being...unique, like the late, great HB.

On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 7:15 PM Johnb - co.uk <johnb (AT) john-barrs (DOT) co.uk>
wrote:

> Sorry, originally sent privately
> *JohnnyB*
>
> I thought that you could vote for your own definition, (and may want to do
> so for strategic reasons) but that your vote for your own definition does
> not count in the votes for that definition
>
> Original rules 8) Scoring follows: (1) You get one point for each vote
> (other than your own) for your definition,
>
> Paul Keating's "Real Rules" do not mention it (and by the way, (probably
> for Dan W) the main 'Game Rules and Advice' page on dixonary.net has 'not
> found links' about the rules - one has to go to the rules section itself)
>
> So I submit that you can vote for your own definition but receive no
> points for so doing
>
> *JohnnyB*
> On 21/10/2019 11:52, Ryan McGill wrote:
>
> Silly question, perhaps:
>
> There's nothing in the rules about voting for one's own definition.
> Strategically, it's not a great move, as it halves the chances of guessing
> the correct definition. But as there's no official ban on it, I figured it
> was worth a shot strategically to coax a vote or two more (which,
> admittedly, I did poorly, voting late in the round). I assume it could be
> considered unsporting or bad form, but since I saw no ruling, it seemed
> like untrod ground.
>
> Has the topic of a self-vote been broached before? Is the no-point thing
> official or discretionary?
>
>
>
>
>
> On Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:38:23 AM UTC-7, Tim Lodge wrote:
>>
>> Tim Bourne and Mike Shefler both got 5 natural votes, and they are both
>> tied in the 4-round rolling scores. However, Mike is way ahead in the
>> cumulative scores, so he becomes the new dealer, leaving Tim as the Real
>> Winner. Only Shani Naylor guessed the true definition, the cylindrical
>> hat, which she selected because she didn't know what a janizary was. A
>> janizary was a 17th/18th Century Turkish Soldier, looking like this with
>> his zarcole on:
>>
>>
>> Over to you, Mike.
>>
>> -- Tim L
>>
>> *** ZARCOLE ***
>>
>> 1. a twisted pasta
>> Submitter: Debbie Embler Votes: 2 & 7 Score: 1 + 0 + 0 = 1
>> Voted for by: Dan Widdis
>>
>> 2. a place appointed for a relay of horses
>> Submitter: Dan Widdis Votes: 1 & 3 Score: 1 + 0 + 0 = 1
>> Voted for by: Debbie Embler
>>
>> 3. a large roundhead cabbage [also CZARCOLE]
>> Submitter: Johnny Barrs Votes: 4 & 8 Score: 1 + 0 + 0 = 1
>> Voted for by: Dan Widdis
>>
>> 4. [Geol.] a rift. (fr. _Zarcole_, Austria]
>> Submitter: Dave Cunningham Votes: 8 & 11 Score: 2 + 0 + 0 = 2
>> Voted for by: Johnny Barrs, Shani Naylor
>>
>> 5. a combination of sunshine and light rain.
>> Submitter: Shani Naylor Votes: 4 & 10 Score: 1 + *2* + 0 = 3
>> Voted for by: Ryan McGill
>>
>> 6. a plant that thrives in soil rich in lime.
>> Submitter: Judy Madnick Votes: 8 & 11 Score: 1 + 0 + 0 = 1
>> Voted for by: Tim Bourne
>>
>> 7. [Ital.] The central plaza of a city or town.
>> Submitter: Efrem Mallach Votes: 8 & 11 Score: 1 + 0 + 0 = 1
>> Voted for by: Debbie Embler
>>
>> 8. a blue semi-precious stone of volcanic origin.
>> Submitter: Tim Bourne Votes: 6 & 11 Score: 5 + 0 + 0 = 5
>> Voted for by: Johnny Barrs, Dave Cunningham, Judy Madnick, Efrem Mallach,
>> Tony Abell
>>
>> 9. a swear jar; initially added to the Jargon File 18th Nov 1993
>>
>> Submitter: Ryan McGill Votes: 5 & 9 Score: 0 + 0 + 0 = 0
>> Voted for by: Ryan McGill
>>
>> 10. a high cylindrical head-dress such as was worn by janizaries.
>>
>> Submitter: OED Votes: - & - Score: 1 + 0 + 0 = 1
>> Voted for by: Shani Naylor
>>
>> 11. a brittle mineral which generally appears as colorless, or pale
>> blue with a vitreous to pearly luster.
>> Submitter: Mike Shefler Votes: 0 & 0 Score: 5 + 0 + 0 = 5
>> Voted for by: Dave Cunningham, Judy Madnick, Efrem Mallach, Tim Bourne,
>> Tony Abell
>> No Def: Tony Abell Votes: 8 & 11 Score: 0 + 0 + 0 = 0
>>
>> Voted for by: Nobody
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *Def* *Vote 1* *Vote 2* *Tot Votes* *Guess* *DP* *Score*
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Mike Shefler 11 0 0 5 0 0 5
>> Tim Bourne 8 6 11 5 0 0 5
>> Shani Naylor 5 4 10 1 2 0 3 *
>> Dave Cunningham 4 8 11 2 0 0 2
>> Debbie Embler 1 2 7 1 0 0 1
>> Dan Widdis 2 1 3 1 0 0 1
>> Johnny Barrs 3 4 8 1 0 0 1
>> Judy Madnick 6 8 11 1 0 0 1
>> Efrem Mallach 7 8 11 1 0 0 1
>> OED 10 - - 1 0 0 1
>> Ryan McGill 9 5 9 0 0 0 0
>> Tony Abell 12 8 11 0 0 0 0
>>
>>
>>

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