Scott Hardie | March 13, 2005
Y'all tend to be hard on your fellow GOO players, so I have a feeling what your answer is going to be to this proposal. What if players were disallowed from guessing celebrities who had already been gooed? That is, when guessing one of the current goos, if a player entered a guess of someone who had already been a goo in the past, the guess would be rejected and the player would get another chance. For instance, Martha Stewart became a goo in 2002, but there still seems to be at least one guess every month for "Martha Stewart" no matter who the current goo is. This would be a very useful protection for beginning players who don't know the history of the game and also don't know that the same celebrity never appears twice.

Erik Bates | March 13, 2005
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Mike Eberhart | March 13, 2005
I agree with Eric. Maybe if you put a notice somewhere that stood out informing new users to check for past goo's before guessing. But if they explore the site enough, they should figure it out on their own anyway.

Erik Bates | March 13, 2005
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Lori Lancaster | March 14, 2005
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Aaron Shurtleff | March 15, 2005
Scot,

I agree with Erick, Laurie, and Myke, as well. I knew about it coming in, and I didn't need to need to be warned. The disclaimer is better than disallowing. Heck, if you disallow repeat guesses, why not just disallow wrong answers wiping out correct answers if there is a space where a wrong answer wouldn't have done so! That would help people like me who are dumb and don't check! :)

Arron

All mispelled names are intentional...because I'm bad!

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT Michael Jackson bad.

Jackie Mason | March 16, 2005
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Steve Dunn | March 17, 2005
I would like to announce that I am mildly retarded.

I knew I was slightly shaky on the feminist educator goo, but I thought I had the right answer. I wasn't confident enough to place the goo next to an occupied square, though, because if it was wrong, I didn't want to see that dreaded little gray X.

So, I scrolled down and manually placed the goo in some random spot in the middle of the board... RIGHT next to another goo I'd previously randomly placed.

My guess was wrong, and I took out the previous correct answer.

Sigh.

Lori Lancaster | March 17, 2005
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Jackie Mason | March 17, 2005
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E. M. | March 17, 2005
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Scott Horowitz | March 17, 2005
Ed,
I see a little what you are talking about. But if you look at the clue carefully, it specifically means Roddenberrry, and the categories give it away as well. And I personally think the goo looked like Andreas Katsulas as G'Kar in Babylon 5.

Aaron Fischer | March 18, 2005
I was thinking that Gene's goo looked like Gul Dukat on DeepSpace 9 or at least a bit Cardassian.
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