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theandygrant

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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2006 12:47 am    Post subject: Multiple Guess Count Reply with quote

Just a brief wonderingment on whether this limit will apply to individuals or to teams?

I'm not concerned at all about any potential inequality in an individual getting 10 guesses and a team of 10 getting 100 guesses, but it did occur to me that if a team of 10 had 9 "well-behaved" members and one miscreant (mentioning no names Wink ) it might encourage the application of peer pressure if one person giving in to their urges could lock out the entire team.

Like I say, it doesn't bother me one way or the other. To continue your marathon analogy, I'm quite happy to be that bloke in the diving suit who finishes five weeks later.

Anyway... looking forward to seeing all the new innovations you've come up with reveal their sultry puzzleness over the next few contests

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SparkPlug

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PostPosted: 20 Feb 2006 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The guess count limit applies to individuals, so should an individual member of a team exceed the limit then only they will be frozen out.

The teams functionality exists merely to group players together in the stats.... the individual members of a team a treated exactly the same as a solo player.

Theoretically, they therefore have a slight advantage... however, in practice, this is negligible - and far outweighed by the fact that the team's solves are analysed between the individual members Evil
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