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Miette - 06:35pm Jun 25, 2004 PST(#130 of 1096)

I just hope that no hosts get too picky about wording with the Odd-One-Out, though. Like if you've already guessed 'blah' is the odd one out, and then you ask if the connection is 'they all did this' then the host shouldn't say 'no' because the 'Odd-one-out' didn't do it and the question said 'all'. It should just be taken for granted that you are figuring out what the others have in common.


rb2112br - 06:42pm Jun 25, 2004 PST(#131 of 1096)

I think in the past with OOO, any guess for the OOO had to include a reason. If the guess was right, but for the wrong reason, the TM could still answer no instead of saying right choice/wrong reason.


dawnyoder - 10:26pm Jun 25, 2004 PST(#132 of 1096)

I totally agree with all of the above;+)


Stevie B - 12:44am Jun 26, 2004 PST(#133 of 1096)
"If you put an infinite number of apes in front of an infinite number of computers, you get a pretty good idea of what internet chat rooms can be like" - Stevie B

I would rather not put too many constraints on what the TM can or cannot accept. It should be up to the TM to let the game progress at the speed that he or she wants, and for them to decide how much information should be given for the puzzle to be solved.

For example, in the game that I ran, I could have started dropping hints sooner about twins, but I decided not too, and leave it a day or two. If I had droped hints too soon, then I wouldn't have had half the fun I did watching you guys skirting around the answer, and I suspect that the sense of achievement you all had on solving it would have been far less.

I think the trick is getting the fine line between when to drop hints and when to "string-em along". That I think applies to all the games, not just to Odd One Out


Martha Dumas - 04:13am Jun 26, 2004 PST(#134 of 1096)
Since the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body (and vice versa), we now know that only left-handed people are truly in their right minds.

I like the additional option and I agree with Stevie's point about that fine line of sensing when hints are needed and when to let people shoot in the dark.


rb2112br - 07:51am Jun 26, 2004 PST(#135 of 1096)

Yeah, there definitely can be a fine line between knowing when to drop hints or let 'em keep guessing, but other times it can be painfully obvious that hints (or internet searches) are needed to get a game moving again. But as Stevie mentioned above, and has been mentioned many times in the past, it really should be up to the TM to "control" the tempo of the game.


DeeGee - 10:07am Jun 26, 2004 PST(#136 of 1096)
A birth certificate shows you were born. A death certificate shows you have died. A photo album shows you have lived.

Sounds like a good idea to me.

Sometimes I have no idea what links someone, but sometimes just been able to identify the "Odd one out" helps.


Stevie B - 03:20pm Jun 29, 2004 PST(#137 of 1096)
"If you put an infinite number of apes in front of an infinite number of computers, you get a pretty good idea of what internet chat rooms can be like" - Stevie B

Gerdje, did you get my email the other day?


Atanua- 8^) - 11:25pm Jun 29, 2004 PST(#138 of 1096)
Short and unpronouncable ... and proud of it!!!

Yes I did, sorry about not replying yet. I've had a test yesterday for a course I'm taking, so I've been busy studying. I'm gonna reply to you later this morning.


Stevie B - 11:47pm Jun 29, 2004 PST(#139 of 1096)
"If you put an infinite number of apes in front of an infinite number of computers, you get a pretty good idea of what internet chat rooms can be like" - Stevie B

Ok. Hope you did OK on the test!


Atanua- 8^) - 11:51pm Jun 29, 2004 PST(#140 of 1096)
Short and unpronouncable ... and proud of it!!!

I did! :-D


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