Competition FBD & manang Present: Words With Friends!

manangatang

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Salutations, our esteemed contemporaries. Welcome to a landmark strategic engagement platform to be hosted by my esteemed friend fitzroybowiedog and I.

Far from being simply ‘media for the sake of media’, we have taken the step of challenging you - the good (if not slightly vocabulary-challenged) posters of the SFA - to further our strong underlying social cause.

You see, Bowie and I have solemn concerns about the abuse and misuse of the typed word in this corner of the internet.

We could not help but notice that the delicately weighted value placed on each individual word being typed is gravely impacted by an unyielding cultural norm attached to ‘shitposting’ or ‘spamming’. The use of ellipses have until very recently been completely out of control.

As old mate Voltaire once wrote on an online fantasy sports forum, “The secret of being boring is to say everything". We get it. Aristotle himself was a pioneer of shitposting…



So; why bother writing 2-3 beautifully constructed sentences when you can multi-post using 2-3 words at a time? Right?

NAY - ERRONEOUS!

This is why FBD and myself have come up with a challenge for all of you. It is open to anyone who is willing to broaden their vocabulary; anyone who is brave enough to strive to improve; anyone who is aroused by a perfectly constructed sentence or diverse vocabulary.

Our goal to improve wordsmithery in the SFA (even if but by the smallest of degrees) may be lofty, but we think its importance is nigh on impossible to overstate.

So what are we proferring here? Read below for the requisite elucidation:
  • The first part is simplest of all. Sign up in this thread and we’ll put you on our ‘list’ of participants.
  • For the remaining two rounds (starting R15), FBD and myself will allocate a challenge via PM to everyone on our list.
  • Specifically, we will select a particularly lovely word for you to use in match posting and around the SFA to help grow our collective vocabulary.
  • The use of your word will come with some instructions. You are to follow the instructions we give you in your PM, and these instructions are to remain hidden from others taking part in the challenge.
  • While following your instructions and using your given word in your match thread posting and posting around the league, your objective is to not have your word identified by other players. There will be rules around how you can cover your tracks here.
  • Concurrently, an additional challenge will be for you to identify the word we may have given to other participants. If you think you've spotted a word we've given someone else, let us know by PM.
How do we find a winner? Well, it's quite rudimentary:
  • Get through the week without your word being guessed by others - you get 5 WORDPOINTS™
  • Be the first to guess someone else's word - you get 1 WORDPOINT™
The player who follows their rules through Rounds 15 and 16 and earns the greatest number of WORDPOINTS™ will be much-lauded and most assuredly recognised as an esteemed purveyor of fine prose.

Who among you are up for the challenge? Who would like to commit (if even for a short time) to the betterment of the posting in this league?

Sign up below and join us!



PARTICIPANTS:

1. Barrybran
2. Loonerty
3. NaturalDisaster
4. Tigerturbulance
5. TedDougChris
6. Broken
7. I Dont Care
8. AceAndy
9. ClarkeM
10. KohPhi
11. Yakker
12. TheInjuryFactoru
13. JoshWoodenSpoon
14. The Jesus
15. Agent93
16. Far Kern
17. comewhatmay
18. MWPP
19. Tarkyn_24
 
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manangatang

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Btw you don’t need a great vocabulary to do well at words with friends. People who use complex words in it are generally just show offs
This isn’t really ‘words with friends’ in the typical sense, so the more pompous and complex the word the better!
 

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