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Herd Cube Decision
« on: October 03, 2014, 05:48:25 PM »
6 4 we danced

roman has cubed

do we take or do we drop?
« Last Edit: October 03, 2014, 06:23:52 PM by stog »

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Offline jeff

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Re: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2014, 06:38:30 PM »
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
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Re: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2014, 06:38:30 PM »

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Re: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2014, 10:09:07 PM »
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Re: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2014, 01:44:49 AM »
very big mistake not to take.  Roughly even pip count, low odds of Roman making a point, we're favored to come in.  All adds to taking.  I'm sorry, I don't know how to do the "spoiler" reply.

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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2014, 02:01:49 AM »
very big mistake not to take.  Roughly even pip count, low odds of Roman making a point, we're favored to come in.  All adds to taking.  I'm sorry, I don't know how to do the "spoiler" reply.
FYI (I personally don't care and only hide what I say because that seems to be the etiquette 'round here): When replying, do you see the yellow and black icon which is probably supposed to look like a hazard sign 2nd from the right of the second row of icons? Hover over that, the word "spoiler" should appear.

Highlight the text you don't want to spoil, then click that button.
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Re: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2014, 05:52:16 AM »
I never really grasped what the SPOILER is intended to spoil. Can't opponent simply click on the spoiler bar to see what's being hidden ?

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Re: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2014, 12:41:12 PM »
I've always thought the spoiler tag was a waste of time, but every time it's come up I've been out-voted and told to use it. So I do.

The idea is to allow everyone to do their own work and make their own decisions if they want to without accidentally seeing other opinions first.  My take is that anyone can do that by simply not scrolling down, so the spoiler tag mostly serves to impede the conversation for those who want to discuss and share opinions.

I'll continue to place a spoiler tag around bot results, since that gives "the answer", but as for my spouting off I don't think I'm giving anything away if somebody sees that.

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Re: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2014, 04:08:19 AM »
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Re: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2014, 02:19:21 AM »
rollout

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Re: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2014, 02:32:58 AM »
I've always thought the spoiler tag was a waste of time, but every time it's come up I've been out-voted and told to use it. So I do.

The idea is to allow everyone to do their own work and make their own decisions if they want to without accidentally seeing other opinions first.  My take is that anyone can do that by simply not scrolling down, so the spoiler tag mostly serves to impede the conversation for those who want to discuss and share opinions.

I'll continue to place a spoiler tag around bot results, since that gives "the answer", but as for my spouting off I don't think I'm giving anything away if somebody sees that.

I do like use of the spoiler option for that reason you state, its free and takes two seconds, so should not be a big deal.

Absolutely agree that it is for move chat only, pretty much anything else does not need to be hidden.

It is also likely that it only applies to the first couple of replies [that is how it is for me], since they are the only ones you can see without taking action - ie the ones that need to be covered up! It is just slightly easier to ask that everyone use it for game chat, rather than ask the first couple of posters to do it  ;)
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Re: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2014, 01:45:49 PM »
The thing is, if you go to the homepage of the site there's a list of the last ten or so posts with the first few lines of each.  It ignores the spoiler tag so whatever has been posted is displayed prominently on the front page of the site.   So, we're not really hiding anything. 

Also, for years I've been trying to get people interested in the forum match, but until you go to the trouble to get a login you can't click the spoiler tag to see what's been written.  So the entire thing is gibberish to potential new participants.  I'll continue to use it if  that's the consensus, but I don't see it doing anything helpful and it's actually a net negative.

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Re: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2014, 02:55:34 PM »
As the whole thing is a bit of fun and intended as a learning exercise, live as you want to live. Use the spoiler, don't use it, who really cares?

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Re: Herd Cube Decision
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2014, 02:33:55 AM »
Use the spoiler, don't use it, who really cares?

Predominently, the people trying to learn from fun. They dont want to load up the page and have other opinions visible, until they have had time to think about it.

As I say, it is mainly the top couple of replies, those further down the page arent automatically visible, and you have to choose to scroll down to see them.
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