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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby undecim » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:42 am UTC

Oflick wrote:How about a new rule? If the sentence stays the same after X amount of posts, a new sentence is created.


Well if every other post wasn't the same person...

Perhaps we could allow arbitrary additions to the sentence?
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Oflick » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:48 am UTC

If more people had the same interest in forums games as me there wouldn't be a problem with my non-stop posting in this thread! How dare people differ from what I want to do!
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Bipod » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:21 am UTC

I'll try to keep it going.
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All Galahad's doctors thought was booze. All the doctors had Galahad's booze.


That's nowhere near what it was, I'm sure.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Oflick » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:39 am UTC

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All Galahad's doctors thought it was booze. All Galahad's doctors had was booze.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Jplus » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:03 pm UTC

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All that Galahad's doctors could think about was booze, and all that Galahad had was a raving headache.

Reminder: we have several rules that people seem to forget.
1. Read the sentence from the last post once quickly and close the spoiler immediately after that.
2. Reproduce the sentence from your memory, as faithfully as you can.
3. Refactor what you've written to meet all of the following requirements.
  • It must be exactly one sentence, with at most two commas and no other punctuation.
  • More than 17 (i.e. at least 18) words. Apply creativity if this requirement is not met.
  • Less than 28 (i.e. at most 27) words. Remove whatever seems best if this requirement is not met.
As for the new suggestions:
Oflick wrote:How about a new rule? If the sentence stays the same after X amount of posts, a new sentence is created.
I'm fine with such a rule. Define 'X' and 'the same', and if nobody disagrees I'll add it to the OP.
undecim wrote:Perhaps we could allow arbitrary additions to the sentence?
With that I'm also fine. Let's say additions are required when you faithfully produce less than 18 words, forbidden when more than 26 words, and allowed in between. The opposite applies to removals: forbidden when less than 19 words, required when more than 27, and allowed in between.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Adam H » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:35 pm UTC

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All that Galahad's doctors had was booze, and all that Galahad had was a headache from that wicked awesome party last night.



Hooray for counting less than 18 words and getting to add things!
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Oflick » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:28 pm UTC

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All that Galahad's doctors had was booze, and Galahad had a headache from the awesome party last night.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Sruixan » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:50 pm UTC

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All that Galahad's doctors had was booze, and Galahad had a headache from that awesome party last night.
This is, er, no offense but you are a robot, aren't you?
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Jplus » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:03 pm UTC

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All that the doctors had was cheap booze, and Galahad got a headache from the salsa party last night.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Oflick » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:34 am UTC

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All that Galahad's doctors had was cheap booze, and Galahad had a headache from the salsa party last night.


Jplus wrote:
Oflick wrote:How about a new rule? If the sentence stays the same after X amount of posts, a new sentence is created.
I'm fine with such a rule. Define 'X' and 'the same', and if nobody disagrees I'll add it to the OP.


I don't know, 5 or 6? And the same means exactly the same? After 5 or 6 posts it's up to the next poster to start a new sentence? But if they don't and make a mistake in their reproduction than we have to wait for another 5 or 6 in a row? I don't know, just my suggestion.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby She » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:13 am UTC

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All that Galahad's doctors had was cheap booze, and Galahad had had a headache from a salsa party last night.


Am I now allowed to go look through the spoilers from early posts?
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Jplus » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:30 am UTC

Oflick wrote:
Jplus wrote:
Oflick wrote:How about a new rule? If the sentence stays the same after X amount of posts, a new sentence is created.
I'm fine with such a rule. Define 'X' and 'the same', and if nobody disagrees I'll add it to the OP.


I don't know, 5 or 6? And the same means exactly the same? After 5 or 6 posts it's up to the next poster to start a new sentence? But if they don't and make a mistake in their reproduction than we have to wait for another 5 or 6 in a row? I don't know, just my suggestion.

Seems OK to me. I'll to add it to the rules tomorrow, unless somebody makes an objection in the meanwhile.

She wrote:Am I now allowed to go look through the spoilers from early posts?

Sure.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby undecim » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:40 pm UTC

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At Gallahad's Doctors was cheap booze, and he still had a headache from the salsa part last night


Am I allowed to
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fix typos? Seems like disallowing such would add to the game (i.e. make mistakes more common, and have the sentence evolve faster) so I didn't fix mine
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Adam H » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:58 pm UTC

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At Galahad's, doctors had free booze! But Galahad still had a headache from the salsa part (sic) last night.


Discussion:
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Hehe, let's see if that "sic" continues. :twisted:

Hahaha and now I see the last spoiler about fixing typos. Well, there you go.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Oflick » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:19 am UTC

Spoiler:
At Galahad's doctors was cheap booze, and he had a headache from the salsa part (sic) last night.


Jplus wrote:
She wrote:Am I now allowed to go look through the spoilers from early posts?

Sure.


I do that, but occasionally I get them mixed up. That's why some of my contributions bring back things that were lost in the last post, so now I only read the last one and don't read the others until after I post my own reproduction.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Jplus » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:36 pm UTC

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At Gahalad's head was a doctor, and he couldn't remember the chick from the salsa party last night.


LOL that sentence was so unexpected I had to restrain myself not to re-read it... obviously I was suffering a lack of focus.

@undecim: I would say it depends on the typo. If the typo results in one word being changed into another (like in your case), then you may consider it a creative mutation and I don't mind if you leave it as is. If the typo changes a word into a badly spelled version of itself, I think you should just fix it.
As indicated in the OP: you are allowed to use backspace, and well-crafted posts are preferred.

Oflick wrote:
Jplus wrote:
She wrote:Am I now allowed to go look through the spoilers from early posts?

Sure.


I do that, but occasionally I get them mixed up. That's why some of my contributions bring back things that were lost in the last post, so now I only read the last one and don't read the others until after I post my own reproduction.
I think this is a good point, I'll add something about this to the OP as well.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby mike-l » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:36 pm UTC

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At Galahad's head was a doctor, and he couldn't remember that blue-skinned chick from the Salsa party last night
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Oflick » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:46 am UTC

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Back at Galahad's was a chick, and she couldn't remember the blue face from the salsa party last night.


I have a bad memory, but always end up with at least 18 words.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Chewbaccawacca » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:50 am UTC

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Back a Galahad's was a chick, and she couldn't remember the blue face from that night, glaring in the distorted relfection of the window.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby mike-l » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:14 am UTC

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Back a galahad's head was a chick, but he couldn't remember the blue chick from last night, being a haze of purple
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Oflick » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:41 am UTC

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Back at Galahad's head was a chick, and he couldn't remember the blue face, in a haze of purple.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby undecim » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:46 am UTC

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In the back of Gallahad's head was a chick, and he could see a blue face in the haze of purple
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Jplus » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:54 pm UTC

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In the back of Galahad's head was a chick, and he could see green in the blue haze of purple.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Chewbaccawacca » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:57 pm UTC

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Back at Galahadadahadas was a chick, and she could remember the blue in the haze of purple mist.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Adam H » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:06 pm UTC

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Back in Galahadadaha's place there was a smoking hot chick who could remember blue in every purple mist.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Chewbaccawacca » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:18 pm UTC

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Back in Galahadas place there was a smoking hot chick, who could remember blue in every purple mist.




*EDIT: So close!
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Oflick » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:50 pm UTC

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Back at Galahad's place there was a smoking hot chick, who could remember blue in every purple mist.


I didn't even notice the mistake in "Galahad" until I read over the past few.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Chewbaccawacca » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:24 am UTC

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Back at Galahad's there was a smoking hot chick, who could remember in every blue shade of the purple mist.




What mistake? :D
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Oflick » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:02 am UTC

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Back at Galahad's place there was a smoking hot chick, and she could see the blue in every purple mist.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Dthen » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:50 am UTC

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Back in Galahad's place, there was a smoking hot chick. And in every blue there was a purple mist.


I... forgot all the in-betweeny words.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Oflick » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:03 am UTC

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Back at Galahad's place, there was a smoking chick, and every blue had a purple mist.


Jplus wrote: Word additions are required when N < 18, forbidden when N > 26, and allowed in between. The opposite applies to word removals: forbidden when N < 19, required when N > 27, and allowed in between.


Wait, so I can add words freely? So long as it's not more than 26? Or is this just trying to tell me I don't have to write the whole sentence out in one go, I can look over it and add words if I remember them? I was going to wait a few post before contributing again, but I hadn't noticed this rule so wanted to clarify. I appear to be obsessed with nitpicking this game.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Jplus » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:58 pm UTC

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Back at Galahad's place there was a smoking hot chick, and every blue mirror had a faint purple mist.


Oflick wrote:
Jplus wrote: Word additions are required when N < 18, forbidden when N > 26, and allowed in between. The opposite applies to word removals: forbidden when N < 19, required when N > 27, and allowed in between.


Wait, so I can add words freely? So long as it's not more than 26?
Basically, yes, this is what I meant to say,
Oflick wrote:Or is this just trying to tell me I don't have to write the whole sentence out in one go, I can look over it and add words if I remember them?
but this is also true.
Oflick wrote:I was going to wait a few post before contributing again, but I hadn't noticed this rule so wanted to clarify. I appear to be obsessed with nitpicking this game.
I added this nuance on undecim's suggestion to be a bit more liberal with additions. Of course the rules are only guidelines to maintain a sensible sentence that is long enough but not too long or too complex, so you can pick your own personal playing style.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Dthen » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:57 pm UTC

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Back at Galahad's place, there was a smoking hot chick, and every blue mirror had a purple mist.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Chewbaccawacca » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:01 pm UTC

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Back at Galahad's place, there was a smoking hot chick, and every blue mirror had a place.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

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Back at Galahad's place, there was a smoking hot chick, and every blue mirror had its place.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Dthen » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:01 pm UTC

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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby orangedragonfire » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:30 pm UTC

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Back at Galahad's place, there was a smoking hot chick, and every other blue mirror had it's place.



(added a word, since we are below 19 and it thus is required)
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Adam H » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:01 pm UTC

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Way back at Galahad's place, there was a smoking hot chick, and every blue stained glass mirror had a place.


Yup, adding things is by far the best part of this game.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Chewbaccawacca » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:09 am UTC

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Way back at Galahad's place there was a smoking hot chick, and every shade of blue had a purple mist.



*EDIT* Gorram! Got too used to how it went on the other versions.
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Re: Read once quickly, then remember and reproduce

Postby Oflick » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:29 am UTC

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Way back at Galahad's place there was a smoking hot chick, and there was blue in every purple mist.
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