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May 4th, 2002
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Boggle tournament
Check out http://www.aq.org/~kevin/boggle. There's a date for the Boggle tournament (June 30th), and I'll get all the info out soon. If anyone wants to make sure they get on the mailing list, email me.

For now, check out the web page. I have posted pictures of 4 Boggle boards. Find as many words as you can (4 or more letters) in 3 minutes, and email me your word list. I will use this info to make preliminary pairings for the tournament.

My monitor is fairly crappy, so I can't tell if it's just my monitor or if some of the pictures actually are a bit too dark. If any of them look too dark, can someone email me, and I'll adjust them? Thanks.

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From:mattlistener
Date:May 4th, 2002 07:51 am (UTC)
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I was curious to try my hand at your boggle-board pictures, but I haven't retained how to score! Could you post a quick 4-letters is n points, 5-letter is...? Thanks!

PS your link above is broken by the period.
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From:zzbottom
Date:May 4th, 2002 11:52 am (UTC)
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4 letters = 1 point
5 letters = 2 points
6 letters = 3 points
7 letters = 5 points
8+ letters = 11 points
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From:zzbottom
Date:May 4th, 2002 11:54 am (UTC)

Not broken

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Just erase the period from the end of the link.
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From:queue
Date:May 4th, 2002 07:40 pm (UTC)

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Seems to be stupidity on the part of livejournal. When your comment was emailed to me, Netscape did the link correctly (without the period). I just typed in the address, which livejournal automatically converted to a link, but it seems to be stupid about punctuation. Lesson to me to explicitly put in the link next time.
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From:mattlistener
Date:May 4th, 2002 11:25 pm (UTC)

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Or just leave the period off a sentence-ending URL -- less work!

I don't imagine URLs aren't allowed to end in periods, so it's probably not just brainless coding on LJ's part. But, probably most periods ending a URL *are* punctuation, so interpreting it that way would still lead to fewer broken links.
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From:queue
Date:May 5th, 2002 04:52 am (UTC)

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I just couldn't stand to be gramatically incorrect like that. More likely I would restructure my sentences so that they wouldn't need to end in a URL.

"Check out http://www.aq.org/~kevin if you want to see my home page."
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From:slinkr
Date:May 6th, 2002 08:21 am (UTC)

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If you're writing hypertext, then the period shouldn't be a problem as long as there's no period in the href element of the A tag. For example, if you want to see my weblog, it's at http://www.panix.com/~blinker/blog.

If you're writing plain text (like in an e-mail message) where the reader will probably copy and paste the URL into a web browser, the sentence should be arranged so that the URL doesn't run into any punctuation.

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From:queue
Date:May 6th, 2002 08:51 am (UTC)

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The problem is, though, that LiveJournal automatically converts plaintext hypertext references into links, and the algorithm that it uses for doing this apparently does not remove a final period. I am just looking for ways to be lazier, so I don't have to type the whole thing out.
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From:mattlistener
Date:May 4th, 2002 01:26 pm (UTC)

Ugh.

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