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Old November 7th, 2017, 04:36 PM
nancy shepherdson
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Default Re: [Dixonary] Digest for dixonary@googlegroups.com - 18 updates in 3 topics

And I joined because Dodi asked me. We knew each other personally though
the American Society of Journalists and Authors and I guess she thought I
had the right stuff. I suppose I sorta did, except for an early deal of
wapentake that earned me a D11.

Miss Dodi.

Nancy

On Nov 8, 2017 4:44 AM, <dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com> wrote:

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> - OT: How did you get here? <#m_-7659671223735944438_group_thread_0> - 10
> Updates
> - Rnd 2848 OLHUNE - Vote <#m_-7659671223735944438_group_thread_1> - 7
> Updates
> - OT email addresses for JohnnyB
> <#m_-7659671223735944438_group_thread_2> - 1 Update
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> OT: How did you get here?
> <http://groups.google.com/group/dixonary/t/c62f8a9092c24329?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=emai l>
> Ryan McGill <ryanmmcgill (AT) gmail (DOT) com>: Nov 06 06:27PM -0800
>
> Howdy, Dixionarians!
>
> I keep seeing in the running total that there's a lot of variance in how
> long everyone has been here. If my information is correct, we're only a
> couple years shy of the 30th anniversary of the game, and none of us have
> been around since the very beginning.
>
> So how did you get here? And why? And were you familiar with the idea of
> the game (commercial versions and such) before you got here? And so on.
> "—Keith Hale—" <thoughtstorms (AT) gmail (DOT) com>: Nov 06 11:24PM -0600
>
> Great questions and curiosity! I'm one of the ... roughly 7 newest
> players (?) but 'ive been here since my first game, 17 January 2011!
> That was [Round 2174: EGGCORN] with Paul Keating dealahing. He
> changed the word, (and corrected my n0ob's plural agreement goof) to
> GANSEL - and i was off to these odd, wonderful races.
>
> You asked How, not When. I LOVED (still love) Balderdash. And i
> think we played Dictionary a few times in my kidhood days (i was 47ish
> when i started here) ... i think maybe i did too well, as the youngest
> kid of 4 and we stopped playing.
>
> In the earliest 2010s - i had in mind a scheme VERY much like
> Dixonary, (i had assumed that one dedicated volunteer would deal every
> round) and so i searched the web for relevant info, and stumbled
> (don't recall how) on these wonderful people! It has been a blast,
> even though i just may be the player with the worst dealah goof of all
> time: forgetting the real def in the list. (They were extremely kind
> about it, and a few of us had a great laugh.)
>
> How did you find us, Ryan?
> -Keith-
>
> Daniel Widdis <widdis (AT) dixonary (DOT) net>: Nov 06 09:33PM -0800
>
> I joined CompuServe back around 1992 and found myself spending time in the
> chat (CB Simulator) and gaming (Entertainment Center) areas where I
> befriended an absolutely wonderful lady named Froma Bessel (who went by the
> handle “Typo”). She eventually introduced me to the “Fictionary” variant
> of the game (played in the MPGAMES forum) and let me know several of the
> players (Including Dave Cunningham and Toni Savage) were also playing in
> the TAPCIS forum. Didn’t take me long to join both!
>
>
>
> I do chat on Facebook with Theresa Carey who *was* around at the
> beginning… I could try to persuade her to make an appearance for a major
> anniversary. ☺
>
>
>
>
>
> From: <dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com> on behalf of Ryan McGill <
> ryanmmcgill (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
> Reply-To: <dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com>
> Date: Monday, November 6, 2017 at 6:27 PM
> To: Dixonary <dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com>
> Subject: [Dixonary] OT: How did you get here?
>
>
>
> Howdy, Dixionarians!
>
>
>
> I keep seeing in the running total that there's a lot of variance in how
> long everyone has been here. If my information is correct, we're only a
> couple years shy of the 30th anniversary of the game, and none of us have
> been around since the very beginning.
>
>
>
> So how did you get here? And why? And were you familiar with the idea of
> the game (commercial versions and such) before you got here? And so on.
>
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> Hugo Kornelis <hugo (AT) perFact (DOT) info>: Nov 07 10:02AM +0100
>
> Wow, good question.
>
> Somewhere in the early '90s, I joined CompuServe. I quickly became
> involved in discussions on the Forums, and for various reasons (mostly
> cost saving but also usability) I decided to use an "off-line reader"
> program - TAPCIS. That brought me to the TAPCIS support forum (GO
> TAPCIS) where, in one of its sections, a bunch of crazy people were
> playing a word game that I had never heard of before (the commercial
> versions of dixonary are totally unknown in the Netherlands).
>
> I've been lurking in that section for a long time, but never dared to
> participate myself. I figured that not being a native English speaker
> would give me a too big disadvantage. That changed in round 1000 when
> players invited everyone who had an interest to play and try "just
> once". I did not become a regular player directly after that, but the
> seed was planted and some time later I did officially join. (Now, many
> years later, I am absolutely not a regular player anymore, but I still
> follow along and I'll occasionally play a round when I have time)
>
> Interesting fact: When I started participating, I was given special
> permission to deal from a Dutch dictionary, so my first few (I think 3)
> rounds as a dealer are the only words in the history of this game that
> are not in any official or unofficial English dictionary.
>
> Cheers,
> Hugo
>
>
> Op 7-11-2017 om 03:27 schreef Ryan McGill:
> Guerri Stevens <guerri (AT) guerristevens (DOT) com>: Nov 07 07:26AM -0500
>
> I don't remember exactly, but I think I joined the game at a time when
> CompuServe was making some kind of change to its service, or, possibly
> discontinuing it altogether. I decide to grab onto whatever might
> endure, and Dixonary was one of those things. I think the game was one
> of the CompuServe forums, or rather a section in one of the forums.
> Possibly it was a section in the TAPCIS forum. Whatever the change was
> to CompuServe, it would make TAPCIS obsolete and hence the TAPCIS forum
> itself would be obsolete.
>
> Guerri
> On 11/6/2017 9:27 PM, Ryan McGill wrote:
> Tim Lodge <dix (AT) timlodge (DOT) co.uk>: Nov 07 04:57AM -0800
>
> Like Hugo, I discovered Dixonary after I bought the TAPCIS off-line reader
> in the days of 9600 bps modem connections. Dixonary was being played in
> The
> Parlour section of the TAPCIS forum. It must have been late1994 and round
> 593. Of course, as a Brit, I was very familiar with - and loved - the TV
> game show "Call My Bluff". That only had three defs per word and had much
> longer-winded explanations of the word, but was the same idea.
>
> For those who don't remember TAPCIS, it was a wonderful tool. I'd not long
> before got myself on line and joined CompuServe. I started lurking in a
> few forums and racking up huge bills for my online time. The CS forums
> used to tell you when other members entered and left the forum, and I
> couldn't understand how people were entering and leaving again within 10
> to
> 15 seconds - of course they were using an online reader. Using TAPCIS my
> bills fell to a fraction of what they'd been before.
>
> Dan - it would be great if you could get Theresa (wasn't she "Rules
> Mother"?) back here for an anniversary. The question is, which will we get
> to first - 30 years or Round 3000?
>
> -- Tim L.
>
> .
> Tim Lodge <dix (AT) timlodge (DOT) co.uk>: Nov 07 05:00AM -0800
>
> >> of course they were using an online reader <<

>
> Ooops - make that 'offline'!
>
> -- Tim L
> Efrem G Mallach <emallach (AT) verizon (DOT) net>: Nov 07 10:15AM -0500
>
> Ryan,
>
> I joined in early June, 2012 - later than many of the long-term
> participants who have posted replies already. My first definition was
> "resulting from expansion or contraction due to temperature change" for
> CATAGMATIC, which John Barrs posted for round 2311 on June 3. It got one
> vote, from Bill Bensburg who is no longer active. I won round 2316,
> MADREPORE, with "an herb, about 6" (15cm) tall with light blue flowers,
> native to the British Isles." My first deal was a bit of a disaster, but
> the other players cut this newbie a lot of slack and it got better after
> that.
>
> I got involved after I had been answering questions from English learners
> in Word Reference Forum for a while. One of its other members, Dodi Schultz
> ("Parla" there) concluded from my posts that my mind worked in the right(?)
> way for Dixonary and invited me to join. I had played similar
> paper-and-pencil games with friends earlier, so I took to it and have been
> hooked ever since. Sadly, Dodi passed away in mid-2016, but I think of her
> when people discuss the "old days." At least one other Dixonary player is
> also active in WRF's English forum now. I know this because his handle
> resembles his real name. There may be others who aren't as easy to
> identify.
>
> By the way, regarding "none of us have been around since the very
> beginning:" I think Dave Cunningham, who started in round 63, comes pretty
> close. Mike Shefler (162) and Chris Carson (215) aren't far behind.
>
> Efrem
>
>
>
>
> Efrem G. Mallach
> emallach (AT) verizon (DOT) net
> =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
>
> "Johnb - co.uk" <johnb (AT) john-barrs (DOT) co.uk>: Nov 07 03:30PM
>
> Ryan
>
> I have been in the computer 'game' in various ways since 1962. My early
> years were in university doing research - I remember the joy when I was
> connected to the computer by a land-line teletype and could thus work in
> my own office instead of typing cards and walking them across. When,
> several years later, (1979) I eventually started earning money using my
> computing skills, connections were then DOS based via acoustic couplers
> to ordinary telephone lines and a local service like an ISP at some rate
> like a few bits per minute. (come to think of it, almost everything was
> DOS based) Later came compuserve and I must have been pretty early in
> there. I didn't use TAPCIS as my reader but one called OZWIN which was
> very good at controlling compuserve forums etc (part of my job then was
> running a couple of support forums)- compuserve had a forum running a
> dixionary like game (whose name I forget) which I played for several
> years. When compuserve went graphic (based on an AOL type interface) and
> got very slow and difficult then the person who had maintained ozwin
> went over to tapcis and I followed him - he mentioned this game and I
> joined then - I am not sure of date but it was round 1528 which is about
> July 1995 (I think, Mike Shefler is the person who keeps all that kind
> of data) and I have been here ever since
>
> *JohnnyB*
> On 07/11/2017 02:27, Ryan McGill wrote:
>
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> France International/Mike Shefler <stamps (AT) salsgiver (DOT) com>: Nov 07 03:18PM
> -0500
>
> Yes, please do!!
>
> On 11/7/2017 12:33 AM, Daniel Widdis wrote:
>
> I do chat on Facebook with Theresa Carey who *was* around at the
> beginning… I could try to persuade her to make an appearance for a major
> anniversary. ☺
> Back to top <#m_-7659671223735944438_digest_top>
> Rnd 2848 OLHUNE - Vote
> <http://groups.google.com/group/dixonary/t/fb155d5a6f0955b4?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=emai l>
> "Judy Madnick" <jmadnick (AT) gmail (DOT) com>: Nov 06 03:48PM -0500
>
> Regardless of the spelling, I'll vote for these since I'll be wrong anyhow
> <sigh>:
>
> 9. a sculptured ornament representing an ox-skull
>
> 13. a large abalone (_Haliotis midae_) ranging from the coast of Normandy
> to
> parts of the Baltic sea
>
> Judy
>
> "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
> "Johnb - co.uk" <johnb (AT) john-barrs (DOT) co.uk>: Nov 06 09:06PM
>
> Shani pointed out I have misspelled the word
> "—Keith Hale—" <thoughtstorms (AT) gmail (DOT) com>: Nov 06 03:30PM -0600
>
> Numbers 8 & 11 please the voter within me.
> (And i did see the corrected spelling.)
> Much love~
> -Keith-
> Ryan McGill <ryanmmcgill (AT) gmail (DOT) com>: Nov 06 02:39PM -0800
>
> So seeing that obvious answers are a thing, I'm going to try these 2 & 7:
>
> 2. the gibbous moon
> Tim Lodge <dix (AT) timlodge (DOT) co.uk>: Nov 06 02:46PM -0800
>
> I'll go for the neck scarf and the ox-skull, 6 and 9 please.
>
> 6. a certain kind of neck scarf
>
> 9. a sculptured ornament representing an ox-skull
>
> -- Tim L
> Daniel Widdis <widdis (AT) dixonary (DOT) net>: Nov 06 11:28PM -0800
>
> 2 and 5 please
> Efrem G Mallach <emallach (AT) verizon (DOT) net>: Nov 07 11:37AM -0500
>
> Let's try Pacific Ocean. Of those, 4 and 10.
>
> Efrem
>
> =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
>
> Back to top <#m_-7659671223735944438_digest_top>
> OT email addresses for JohnnyB
> <http://groups.google.com/group/dixonary/t/a84debd48fecc4fb?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=emai l>
> "Johnb - co.uk" <johnb (AT) john-barrs (DOT) co.uk>: Nov 06 08:59PM
>
> Please remove any reference to my ntl..world address from your address
> books
>
> I changed from that ISP some time ago because of the delays in it's
> email checking procedures and it's decisions (over which I had no
> control) to junk certain emails - even when the originator was in my
> address book - and when I say junk, I mean it, these emails were not
> even stored in their spam trap.
>
> At this point in time, I think - repeat think - that any mention of the
> ntl..world address (even if not in the "to:" address list for the email
> and only in the body) automatically goes to and is checked by that ISP
> and as such gets lost in their checking and doesn't reappear for at
> least 24 hours. As I no longer use them as an ISP I guess they have the
> right to be slow with me but I do not appreciate that sending emails
> that merely mention my old address (to another one of my addresses) gets
> caught in their delays. Their delays when I was paying for their
> services was one of the reasons that I changed ISP
>
> OK?
>
> Please make sure that you do not have that address in your address books
> (there were actually 2 -<john.barrs@...> and <john.barrs02@...>
>
>
> Thanks
> --
> *JohnnyB*
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